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Hail Damage Helps Sales and Use Tax Revenue Soar
KGWNOctober 1, 2011

Sales and use tax collections typically lag the point of sale by about two months, which means the work load from the hail storm events that happened in July are just now starting to show in the state's tax numbers. "We're seeing this work load ...more »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Danbury News TimesOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Armitage to face disciplinary hearing
stv.tvOctober 2, 2011

Armitage will face a disciplinary hearing in Auckland on Monday after being cited for a breach of Law 10.4(e) dangerous high tackle on Scotland full-back Chris Paterson during England's 16-12 win at Eden Park on Saturday. Armitage appeared to catch ...more »

Health Care Law
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Federal healthcare lawsuit could make McKenna sick
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)October 1, 2011

For the sake of his 2012 gubernatorial chances, he'd better pray his side loses when the justices decide the fate of the new federal healthcare law next year. McKenna autographing a poster for a supporter after he announced his 2012 gubernatorial bid ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Supreme Court Starts NEW session TODAY!
Janesville Gazette (blog)October 3, 2011

It is important to note that he represents the states challenging the Affordable Care Act and is defending the Arizona anti-immigration law. On the docket 1. Zivotofsky v. Clinton: A major separation-of-powers case that asks whether the president may ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama immigration protest ends without incident
Houston ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

Franklin Tate told protesters he hoped Beason and other legislators would change the "evil and cruel" law. Alabama's overhaul, which took effect last week, is considered by many as the toughest immigration law in the United States. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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PPD to be Acquired by The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)October 3, 2011

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Surge in demand for civil legal aid services
Irish TimesOctober 7, 2011

These include domestic violence, child abduction, applications by the State to take children into care and cases where statutory time limits are close to expiry. He also pointed out that a pilot-integrated mediation service had been set up in Dublin to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Montana Municipal Insurer Pays $500K to Settle Free Speech Claim
Insurance JournalOctober 11, 2011

City officials told the Great Falls Tribune that the settlement decision was made by the city's insurance company, the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority. “The legal team balanced the costs of very expensive litigation against the city of Great ...more »

Animal Law
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Wausau might revisit animal leash law
Wausau Daily HeraldOctober 4, 2011

The committee took no action on a prohibition on weapons in city parks before the state's concealed carry law takes effect Nov. 1. Marathon County is in the process of assembling an ordinance banning weapons from county buildings, a rule that will be ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Facebook: Releasing your personal data reveals our trade secrets
ZDNet (blog)October 12, 2011

By Emil Protalinski | October 12, 2011, 11:27am PDT Summary: Facebook says it is not required to give you a copy of some of your personal data as it could adversely affect the company's trade secrets and intellectual property. An Austrian group called ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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House Rules: Moving From Litigation to Transactional Work
Above the LawOctober 5, 2011

Furthermore, having paid my dues as a litigator at two major law firms, I had a great deal of experience in litigating commercial contracts that went “bad”; I saw where the pitfalls were. As a transactional lawyer, I am now forced to think of these ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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A better understanding of affirmative action
Loyola PhoenixOctober 5, 2011

Last week, in an effort to satirize affirmative action, the university group decided to host an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” wherein prices for baked goods correlated to the consumer's gender and race. For the same cupcakes, white male students paid ...more »

Congress OKs Another FAA Extension
Aviation International NewsOctober 2, 2011

Meanwhile, the federal treasury lost nearly $400 million in airline ticket taxes and general aviation fuel taxes because the FAA no longer had the authority to collect the fees during the two weeks that it took Congress to approve the 21st extension. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenants Dig In as Sale of Drexel Arms and Georgian Approaches
Patch.comOctober 19, 2011

"They are tenants under the law. The proper way to evict a tenant is to file an action for eviction with the Superior Court." Owners can be required to give tenants as much as 18 months notice ahead of mandatory eviction, according to Kenneth M. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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AmeriAdvance Payday Loan Cash Advance - These Loans With no Faxing Can be Even ...
Emailwire (press release)October 2, 2011

Sensitive information such as credit reports, birth certificates, оr оthеr private data that оther loan companies demand up front аrе not requested. The whole process іѕ completed wіth thе ease аnd simplicity nоt unlike signing up fоr an email account, ...more »

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History-making litigation: Deepwater Horizon cases flood Gulf Coast courtrooms (blog)October 14, 2011

As the litigation surrounding the Deepwater Horizon explosion — the largest offshore oil spill in US history — floods federal courts along the Gulf Coast, I think we'll see that surface. A story I worked on this week attempted to layout the status of ...more »

Business Law
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"Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Rules Drivers' Decisions on Cell Phone Use and Texting
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military benefits could face the chopping block
My Edmonds News (registration)October 3, 2011

As Washington looks to squeeze savings from entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, another program — the health and pension benefits of military retirees — is growing rapidly; this makes it a prime target for cuts. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Washoe sheriff's office offers cyber safety tips during October
Truckee TimesOctober 4, 2011

In Washoe County, the Northern Nevada Cyber Center investigates technology crimes, including computer-based offenses like child luring and financial schemes. According to the Nevada Internet Crimes Complaint Center, it received 3219 complaints ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Attorney
Eva-News (press release)October 3, 2011

Are you aware of what constitute personal injury? Basically, personal injury means injury or fatality caused by any form of carelessness on the side of another person. It is possible to claim compensation as a result of this. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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HK gov't to appeal ruling on maids
Philippine StarOctober 1, 2011

“The Court of First Instance ruling involves a law point of great constitutional and public importance, and the government has decided to appeal expeditiously and seek to reverse the court's ruling,” Lee said. He added that the Immigration Department ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Reading Resident Appointed to Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Position
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

Heidorn is an associate at Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy in Boston, where he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including medical malpractice and professional malpractice. He previously served as YLD Secretary in 2009 – 10 and sat ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Will plain language laws have an impact on the way businesses and Government ...
Bizcommunity.comOctober 4, 2011

Much has been made of the new plain-language requirements of the Consumer Protection Act, National Credit Act, Companies Act, and other laws and regulations. However, we have not yet seen any rulings on cases specifically involving plain language. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Steve Jobs put real estate in trust in 2009: records
ReutersOctober 7, 2011

Besides estate planning, the only other reason that an individual might place assets into a trust is to shield them from potential creditors, O'Grady said. However, that is an unlikely scenario given Jobs's vast wealth, he said. California law directs ...more »

Ford, union leaders have tentative contract deal
Wall Street JournalOctober 4, 2011

AP NEW YORK — Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers have come to terms on a new four-year contract that trades annual pay raises for profit sharing and a signing bonus and promises thousands of new jobs building cars and trucks. ...more »

Sports Law
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Montana objects to gun ban for medical pot users
Houston ChronicleOctober 3, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last month notified firearms dealers nationwide that medical marijuana users are not exempt from a federal law making it illegal for a drug user or addict to possess a gun or ammunition, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Charges dropped against former Tigers star Denny McLain
Detroit Free PressOctober 4, 2011

Unfortunately, the Saint Charles Parish Sherriff's Office took the drastic step of issuing an arrest warrant,” New Orleans-based criminal defense attorney Craig J. Mordock said. “We're pleased the St. Charles District Attorney's Office, when presented ...more »

Asset Protection Specialists Share How to Minimize Taxes This Year, Best Ways ...
PR Web (press release)October 10, 2011

The tax saving and asset protection service explains strategies that can reduce a person's taxes dramatically and at the same time make them audit proof. In addition, specific IRS tax codes are provided to share with an individual's accountant to ...more »

Leagle.comOctober 24, 2011

HERBERT EISENBERG (Robert J. Bach, Law Offices of Robert J. Bach, Esq., on the brief), Eisenberg & Schnell LLP, New York, NY., for Plaintiff-Appellant. ERIC A. HARRINGTON, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC., for Amicus Curiae. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Harrisburg, Madoff, Ambac, Old GM, Friendly: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 14, 2011

The Madoff firm began liquidating in December 2008 with the appointment of the trustee under the Securities Investor Protection Act. Bernard Madoff individually went into an involuntary Chapter 7 liquidation in April 2009. ...more »

Environmental Law
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One step closer to more solar
So Md NewsOctober 12, 2011

The move, which will cost the co-op $20 million, still makes good financial sense for SMECO because it saves the cooperative money over the next few years, when it will have to find more and more sources of alternative energy or buy renewable energy...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp claim frequency rises
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Several Great Recession factors may have caused a sudden halt in the trend of decreasing frequency of workers compensation claims, according to NCCI Holdings Inc. research. Modest increases in employment since the recession formally ended in mid-2009 ...more »

Family Law
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Grieving Family says arrest doesn't ease pain
WALA-TV FOX10October 3, 2011

News of the arrest does not ease the pain for the victim's grieving family. "My brothers gone, and my sister in law is gone, and you know they can't come back," Mattie Handberry said. Handberry is the oldest of the siblings who lost a brother and his ...more »


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