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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 »

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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Judge Allows Trial on Terrorist's Challenge to Prison Rules
New York TimesOctober 4, 2011

Fewer than 50 federal prisoners, including many charged in terrorism cases, are being held under the strict confinement rules, court documents show, including 27 in the Colorado prison. Prisoners have brought unsuccessful legal challenges to strict ...more »

Health Care Law
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Washington Week: Reform Law Heads to Supreme Court
MedPage TodayOctober 1, 2011

The FDA has come under fire from the device industry for being too slow and unpredictable in its review process. The agency has responded by announcing it would streamline a number of processes and provide better training for staff reviewers. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Path set for ACA?
ModernHealthcare.comOctober 4, 2011

Greg Katsas, a Jones Day attorney representing the federation, said the reform law's requirement that insurance companies issue policies to virtually anyone who applies would become dysfunctional without the corresponding requirement that nearly ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama immigration law spurs exodus from schools
Detroit Free PressOctober 2, 2011

The Obama administration is appealing a judge's decision that upheld key parts of the law, saying immigration is a federal, not state, issue. / TAMIKA MOORE/Birmingham (Ala.) News via Associated BY JAY REEVES ASSOCIATED PRESS Students sit in the gym at ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Merc gets discounted electric rates
Fond du Lac ReporterOctober 2, 2011

Mercury Marine was the first Alliant Energy customer to seek a rate reduction under a pilot program to retain distressed industrial firms in the state. A bill that would make the economic development energy rates program state law has been included in ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Business Briefs: Oct. 2, 2011
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Greenfield Law also offers litigation services. Located on Anastasia Island, across from the post office, Greenfield Law offers free 30 minute consultations. Call 501-4912 or go to www.greenfieldlawpl.com for information. Submit business briefs to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Sand Springs schools join in statewide funding effort
Sand Springs LeaderOctober 4, 2011

In July, the Sand Springs board voted unanimously to spend up to $10000 for pre-litigation research and consulting expenses in preparation for a possible court fight and invited other district to join them. A proposed lawsuit was drafted, ...more »

Animal Law
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Swift resolution expected in deer-kill case
Appleton Post CrescentOctober 5, 2011

Charges against Kuenzi, his brother Robby Kuenzi and Nicholas D. Hermes of Waupaca sparked outrage from animal rights groups and outdoors enthusiasts two years ago. Waupaca County judges dismissed animal mistreatment charges in 2009. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Summit to feature PHL success in IPR enforcement
Philippine Information AgencyOctober 18, 2011

QUEZON CITY, October 18 (PIA) -- The country's campaign to uphold the law on intellectual property rights (IPR) will be discussed during the First Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit on October 24-28. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Zuckerman Spaeder Builds Out Its New York Practice
New York TimesOctober 5, 2011

On Monday, the firm said that Paul Shechtman, a top criminal defense lawyer, had come on board. And the firm is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has lured Andrew E. Tomback away from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. ...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 »

Berlin celebrates largest ever commercial aviation event
Breaking Travel NewsOctober 3, 2011

A record number of senior industry figures and delegates have arrived in Berlin as the city becomes the centre of the aviation world for three days. The annual World Routes event will be attended by more airlines and airports than any previous event, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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SL Green Teams with Stonehenge Partners to Acquire NYC Retail/Residential...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Ofer Yardeni, managing partner and co-founder of Stonehenge Partners, said, "The Stonehenge footprint in New York City continues to expand and this venture with one of New York City's pre-eminent real estate companies further enhances our presence and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Capital One Unsecured Installment Loans Offer Money Help to Low Credit Score ...
Subprime Blogger (blog)October 1, 2011

If money help or assistance as needed some individuals will likely seek Capital One unsecured installment loans as these loan types offer an opportunity for bad credit borrowers to gain access to some money. If individuals have a low credit score below ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation involving city remanded to Lackwanna County Court
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 1, 2011

Commonwealth Court has remanded litigation between Scranton and a Carbon County resident over collection of unpaid fees and taxes back to Lackawanna County Court. The court also reversed a trial court's order, ...more »

Business Law
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Crime QA: Answers to reader questions
Sacramento BeeOctober 2, 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 benefit plan may change
Omaha World-HeraldOctober 4, 2011

A federal advisory committee, the Defense Business Board, released a report over the summer suggesting a significant overhaul of the current military retirement system. The report noted that military benefits are more generous than those in the private ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cleveland council considers new effort to curb flash mobs
Plain Dealer (blog)October 4, 2011

He has experience in social-media law, having helped draft a state law requiring politicians to clearly identify political websites and keep records of the content. Shear said the new legislation remains flawed. He suggested that instead of writing and ...more »

Personal Injury
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Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Endorses Ban on Truck and Bus Drivers Using ...
PR Web (press release)October 7, 2011

Lexington accident and injury lawyer Frank Jenkins III of Frank Jenkins Law Office says that eliminating distractions among commercial drivers will significantly reduce the likelihood of deadly vehicle crashes. Lexington personal injury lawyer Frank M. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Law aficionado talks to James Madison College on constitution
MSU State NewsOctober 5, 2011

“We have a lot of students interested in constitutional institutions or interested in law school,” Bratzel said. “I figured that he was a good guest considering he founded a law school and has been a lawyer and a judge.” In 1966, on a recommendation ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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AMERICAN NATIONAL PROPERTY v. JESTER
Leagle.comOctober 26, 2011

This case involves a professional negligence claim, a breach of fiduciary duty claim, and a breach of contract claim. The issue is whether and to what extent section 537.060 1 bars recovery on the claims. That section discharges a settling tortfeasor ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumers not doing enough
Malay MailOctober 6, 2011

Companies that practice a 'No-Refund' policy are in direct violation of Section 46 of Consumer Protection Act 1999 regardless of whether they display 'Goods sold are not returnable' or 'No Refunds' around premises or on receipts. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate lawyer selling Cabin John townhouse
BlockshopperOctober 8, 2011

Nunes is a lawyer in Falls Church, Va. His areas of practice include business strategies, organizational counseling and real estate transactions. In addition to this, he serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and Catholic University ...more »

HUFFPOST HILL - CBO Shocker: American Jobs Act *Won't* Ruthlessly Exterminate ...
Huffington PostOctober 7, 2011

The letters advise landlords who lease space to commercial marijuana operations that -- unless they take steps to remedy the illegal activities occurring in their buildings -- those buildings may be subject to forfeiture. Federal law allows the ...more »

Sports Law
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Law or no law, the dirty games in sports will go on
Sunday Times.lkOctober 1, 2011

On surface it looks good and the subject covers almost every aspect of sports other than the conduct of the people who are going to implement them. We remember the then Sports Minister KB Ratnayake (1973) introduced the Sports Law to Sri Lanka to ...more »

Criminal Defense
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One local criminal lawyer has shed some light on the bond revocation for ...
WTSP 10 NewsOctober 3, 2011

"Even as a defense attorney, if Sheriff Gee hadn't reacted the way he did, I would've been surprised. I think he acted appropriately in wanting to protect not only his deputy, but somebody else out there in the community that could come into contact ...more »

Treasury Finds Tanning Tax Collections Lacking
ForbesOctober 13, 2011

I'm an associate editor at Forbes, reporting on personal finance from my outpost in a Modernist house in New Canaan, Conn. (The New York Times once called me a member of "a cadre of design connoisseurs.") I have a law degree, and I write about how to ...more »

Transgender law, others go into effect
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 1, 2011

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: It becomes a misdemeanor crime, subject to a $1000 fine and possible jail time, to willfully post publicly the Social Security card number of another person. FORECLOSURE FRAUD REFORM: Homeowners facing foreclosure will have ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Is Kodak in trouble?
News 10NBCOctober 3, 2011

The stock lost more than half its value Friday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Kodak had hired a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy and restructuring. Kodak has said it has no intention of filing for bankruptcy but the rumors are hard ...more »

Environmental Law
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Foes gearing up to battle required alternative energy
AZ Central.comOctober 13, 2011

Bolick is seeking legislative intervention after the Arizona Supreme Court last month rejected his claim that the commission acted beyond its legal authority in adopting the renewable-energy standard. It requires regulated utilities to obtain 15 ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Gardai appeal for witnesses after car crash claims lives of two teenagers
Irish IndependentOctober 2, 2011

The Pink at La Stampa will continue to operate as normal. Dublin landlord Michael Aherne of Terenure Road East, Rathgar, who died on August 9, 2007, has left €5045665 in his will, which went to probate this week. Other wills: Seamus Dardis, farmer, ...more »

Family Law
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Raleigh Divorce Lawyers Create Web Portal with Info on North Carolina Family Law
WiredPRNews.com (press release)October 3, 2011

Gailor, Wallis & Hunt has a strong commitment to providing clients with convenient access to valuable and useful legal information and assistance in all family law and divorce matters. With the VisionSmartNews social media interactive portal (insert ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Medical marijuana should not get workers comp funding: Insurers
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Michigan's insurance industry backs a proposed law that would prohibit the workers compensation system from funding claims for medical marijuana, according to the Insurance Institute of Michigan. A bill already moving through the state legislature ...more »

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