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A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...more »

GB govt to impose income tax on corporate sector
The News InternationalOctober 1, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan government on Friday formally decided to impose income tax on corporate sector, registered firms and corporations and salaried class and piece of legislation is expected to be tabled in Gilgit-Baltistan ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Court hearing set over new NC abortion law
The Virginian-PilotOctober 17, 2011

AP A judge will consider whether North Carolina's new state law placing restrictions on doctors and pregnant women before an abortion should be enforced as a lawsuit goes through the federal courts. Lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups ...more »

Health Care Law
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House OKs ban on health care law abortions
BP NewsOctober 14, 2011

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The US House of Representatives approved in a 251-172 vote Oct. 13 legislation to prohibit funding of abortion and abortion coverage in the 2010 health-care reform law. The Protect Life Act, HR 358, would amend the Patient Protection ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Waller Lansden adds more than 15 to core practice groups
Nashville Post (subscription)October 14, 2011

Morgan Jones joins Waller Lansden as a staff attorney practicing in the area of commercial real estate. Jones represents clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and disposition of commercial real property. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Navarrette: A wake-up call on the Dream Act
Ventura County StarOctober 15, 2011

The bill that Brown signed was an encore to earlier legislation that allowed illegal immigrant college students to apply for privately funded scholarships. Part II allows those same students to go a step further and also apply for state-funded ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Council members face challengers in West Richland races
TheNewsTribune.comOctober 30, 2011

Economic development, adding parks and recreational opportunities, and lower taxes are common goals among candidates running for the West Richland City Council. Those issues also rank among the top priorities of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Afghanistan Urges Pakistan to Take Steps for Peace
ABC NewsOctober 2, 2011

The statement came a day after Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he was giving up on trying to talk to the Taliban directly and that the key to ending the war is mediation by Pakistan. It underscores the Afghan officials' deep frustration over their ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Warren settles rape case lawsuit for $2.8M
The Detroit NewsOctober 19, 2011

A lawsuit filed by Cristini in 2007 is pending, according to the Associated Press. "I would have been happy had the city went to court; the city was prepared to go to court and fight vigorously, but it was the insurance company's decision to pay the ...more »

Animal Law
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A dog's life
Malaysia StarOctober 2, 2011

Will the expected amendment to the archaic Animal Act 1953 next year make a difference? A stray spends its days foraging for food. The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is amending the Act during next June's Parliamentary sitting. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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The Medicrime Convention and its Side Effects on Intellectual Property...
American University Intellectual Property BriefOctober 31, 2011

The focus of the Convention is therefore not on infringements of intellectual property rights, but “concerns [about] medical products whether they are protected under intellectual property rights or not, or whether they are generic or not, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Bottomline Technologies Adds New Legal Spend Management Customers
MarketWatch (press release)October 26, 2011

Highly customizable, these solutions complement customers' existing business processes and information systems, and include powerful reporting that provides insight into real-time claims and billing data, increasing control over legal spend and ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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UT, affirmative action head back to Supreme Court
Fort Worth Star TelegramOctober 6, 2011

The case potentially isn't just about one disappointed would-be Longhorn but about the undoing of affirmative action in higher education. Are enough justices ready to walk through this minefield again after just eight years? In 2003, the court took up ...more »

Aviation support Marines fuel success in southwestern Afghanistan
Marines.com (press release)October 15, 2011

Not only do they fuel almost every Marine Corps aircraft on Camp Bastion, a major hub for aviation combat operations in southwestern Afghanistan, they also serve a major role in allowing those aircraft to reach the far corners of the region. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Ask Mint Money | If child lives with tenant on death, he may be considered a ...
LivemintOctober 3, 2011

But if the child is not residing with the tenant in the rented flat at the time of his death and there is no agreement between the tenant and his landlord in relation thereto, then the court shall have the power to determine who will get tenancy rights.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Debt-scarred Ireland eases bankruptcy law
BusinessLIVEOctober 10, 2011

Ireland has cut the time needed to be discharged from bankruptcy to five years from 12, the government has said, a reform required under its EU/IMF bailout to help deal with a mountain of personal debt. The bursting of a huge housing bubble has left ...more »

Litigation
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Merrill LAD Voted "Best Court Reporting and Deposition Provider in Washington, DC"
MarketWatch (press release)October 24, 2011

Merrill LAD provides a wide array of court reporting, videography and litigation support services in the tri-state Washington, DC area. Merrill LAD also offers convenient conference rooms, available for meetings or videoconferences, in Rockville, ...more »

Business Law
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Thieves targeting office areas
Omaha World-HeraldOctober 3, 2011

>>Avoid leaving messages on your door advertising your departure or arrival times. >>Carry only the personal information, cash and credit cards you need, and keep them secure in your wallet or purse. >>Immediately report suspicious behavior or activity ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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10 Technologies the US Military Will Need For the Next War
National Defense MagazineOctober 17, 2011

Experts predict that as 4G networks roll out globally during the next decade, the military will not only benefit from more reliable networks, but it also will be able to use smart radios that can frequency hop and take advantage of unused spectrum. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Christiansburg man faces child porn charges
WSLSOctober 28, 2011

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says its deputies and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) detected child pornography files on a computer belonging to Brandon Lee Seagraves, during an online, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury lawsuit against Snowbird resort settled
Salt Lake TribuneOctober 18, 2011

A personal injury lawsuit against a Utah ski resort has been settled out of court. Third District Court Judge Anthony Quinn dismissed the lawsuit filed by William Rothstein against Snowbird Corporation, based on both parties' request ...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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Patch 2011 Elections: 9th Judicial District—Supreme Court Justice [POLL]
Patch.comOctober 29, 2011

That experience includes representing clients in diverse areas of law, including personal injury, professional liability (legal, medical and dental malpractice), Labor Law, Civil Rights, municipal liability, contracts, and insurance. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Cabinet Approves New Laws
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 29, 2011

Also approved by Cabinet is the Zimbabwe Investment Promotion Bill; the Standards Development Bill, the amendment of the Banking Act and the Zimbabwe Examinations and Qualific-ations Bill. The AG's Bill seeks to create a board in the office of the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Stoltmann Law Offices Files FINRA Arbitration Claims Against Linsco for ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 22, 2011

CHICAGO, Oct 21, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Stoltmann Law Offices continues to represent investors in FINRA arbitration claim on behalf of Linsco Private Ledger (LPL) clients who sustained losses because of investments made in a bogus real ...more »

Yankees hold organizational meetings
Wall Street JournalOctober 26, 2011

Items on the Yankees' agenda include whether to pick up right fielder Nick Swisher's $10.25 million option and formulating potential plans for ace CC Sabathia, who can opt out of his 7-year, $161 million contract after the World Series. ...more »

Sports Law
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How We Become Sports Fans: The Tyranny Of Fathers
NPR (blog)October 24, 2011

And while I never have, never will, give my heart to the New York Yankees (or the "Ankees", as the little guy calls them,) my heart is doing flips for this brave boy who dares defy one of the Great Laws of sports fandom. That law says little boys and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Volunteer lawyers help 'Occupy' protesters through legal system
Kansas City StarOctober 30, 2011

However, attorneys with no guild affiliation or history of protest involvement are also helping in the estimated 200 US cities where "occupy" protests have sprung up to oppose economic inequality and corporate greed. Criminal defense attorney Daphne ...more »

IRS offers employers partial amnesty
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 6, 2011

They are not really independent contractor duties," says Jim Brown, an employment lawyer with Sedgwick. Employers in California might be especially reluctant to enter the IRS program because "it is the most dangerous state for wage and hour litigation ...more »

Age discrimination lawsuit
Richmond RegisterOctober 20, 2011

The “Mrs. Robinson” parts and “cougar” roles are definitely a specialty act. In other industries, it's difficult to justify age discrimination based on customer preferences. The airline industry was the classic example: Their argument that their ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Real Mex, NewPage, Dodgers, Lehman, Viceroy: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

(This report contains items about companies both in bankruptcy and not in bankruptcy. Updates Dodgers about mediation; adds Real Mex as first item; Lehman, Viceroy Resorts, and Innkeepers in Updates; Decorator Industries in New Filings ...more »

Environmental Law
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-TAEC ANNOUNCES EXPANDED BIOFUELS STRATEGY
Utility ProductsOctober 25, 2011

Release date- 21102011 - NEW YORK, NY - Todays Alternative Energy Corporation (OTCBB: TAEC - News), a biodiesel company that is organized to use its extraction technology to convert waste cooking oil and brown grease into a biodiesel fuel feedstock, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Neil Rogers' money woes
MiamiHerald.comOctober 9, 2011

“It's fair to say that whatever's left (about $500000, according to probate records in Broward County) is going to the IRS,” said Fort Lauderdale lawyer Norman Kent, Rogers' manager, agent and confidante. “Had he known that, the words coming out of ...more »

Family Law
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Madoff Family May Keep $82M Under Mets Ruling
BloombergOctober 27, 2011

“These arguments implicate the questions about how to integrate the securities and bankruptcy laws,” Rakoff wrote in an order. Under securities law, some withdrawals from a brokerage firm may be protected from clawbacks, he has said. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp problems
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 30, 2011

Most Americans assume if a loved one or breadwinner is killed or seriously injured on the job, insurance -- at the very least, the workers' compensation insurance that states generally require employers to carry -- will help with the resulting expenses ...more »

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