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How recent oil and gas discoveries will impact Ohio businesses and landowners
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business asked Huntsberger what Utica Shale drilling means for Ohio. Why does the Utica Shale hold so much promise for Ohio? The Utica Shale formation appears to hold significant amounts of 'wet' gas and oil. The wet gas has elements in it that ...more »

Ventura company awarded security gate contract at Port of Hueneme
Ventura County StarOctober 1, 2011

Berry listed its subcontractors as Ventura-based companies C&W Construction and Taft Electric Co., Interstate Striping & Signs Inc. of Thousand Oaks, Benner & Carpenter of Santa Paula, and Mission Paving & Sealing Inc. of Irwindale. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Preliminary hearing date set for ex-Blount cop accused of killing wife
Knoxville News SentinelOctober 1, 2011

Danny Ray Brewer, 37, of Maryville waits for a hearing to begin Friday in Blount County General Sessions Court. Judge Michael Gallegos set a Nov. 9 preliminary hearing date for Brewer, a former law enforcement officer accused of ...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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No need to prove proximate cause under Federal Employer's Liability Act
International Law OfficeOctober 5, 2011

Although this case refers to railroad carriers and not vessel carriers, it is relevant to the maritime industry because the Jones Act incorporates the Federal Employer's Liability Act by reference for purposes of recovery for death or personal injury ...more »

Immigration Law
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New immigration law becomes hot topic among sheriff, schools
Wetumpka HeraldOctober 1, 2011

A federal judge's decision to uphold many parts of Alabama's recent illegal immigration law means that local law enforcement and school officials have some work to do. The law, which has been called the toughest in the nation by both supporters and ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Hydrocarbon potential, reservoir development estimated for western Iraq's ...
Oil & Gas JournalOctober 3, 2011

Those can multiply the profits from the petrochemicals and other industries of the petroleum resources. The Iraq government chooses the service contracts for different political and regulatory reasons (like delays or unapproved petroleum law). ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Bus dispute headed to mediation
Pensacola News JournalOctober 2, 2011

ECAT drivers returned to work Sept. 22 after a one-day strike disrupted bus service for the thousands of regular ECAT riders. "I hope to leave the meeting room on Tuesday with a tentative agreement," he said. "You always have to be optimistic."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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Why Debate When You Can Publish Unopposed Nonsense?
Opposing ViewsOctober 4, 2011

He focuses on positions he attributes to me in the science section and what he perceives as the animal rights position in his ethics section. The Nobis article is an explanation of the ethics from an animal rights / animal protection perspective. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Michael Best: Welcomes new intellectual property attorneys
Wisbusiness.comOctober 12, 2011

Milwaukee, WI (October 12, 2011) – Jason M. Schleicher, Ph.D. and Albert Bianchi, Jr. have joined Michael Best as a members of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. James M. Schleicher, Ph.D. is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Court asked to rehear abortion issue
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderOctober 2, 2011

Court decisions concerning the 2005 law have been used in the litigation for the new 2011 law, Jackley said. Now, parties are waiting to hear Schreier's decision about whether the Alpha Center can intervene and join the state's side to help defend the ...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 »

PBN Will Create Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 1, 2011

That was the consensus of international aviation Industry leaders who gathered in Seattle this week for the fifth annual Global PBN Summit. PBN unleashes the full potential of current-generation aircraft to fly precisely-defined paths without relying ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Principal Rent Tribunal Officer Condemns Excessive Pricing By Landlords
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 11, 2011

Many tenants are reluctant to come forward and report such malpractices to the tribunal," he stressed. He said in such a situation or circumstance, tenants should not waste time in reporting them to the tribunal, adding that the law is here to defend ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Pelican Pools forced into bankruptcy
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Under personal bankruptcy law, a homesteaded home, one automobile and some other assets cannot be seized in personal bankruptcy. “Debtor estimates that, after any exempt property is excluded and administrative expenses paid, there will be no funds ...more »

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Microsemi Corporation Announces Successful Completion of Acquisition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 13, 2011

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to the potential ...more »

Business Law
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Obama administration challenges decision on Alabama immigration law
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 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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Supercommittee May Seek Commission on Federal Pay and Benefits
BusinessWeekOctober 6, 2011

McCain said in a short interview that savings in the “area of military health care” will be part of the discussion with the supercommittee. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that rising health-care costs are “eating us alive. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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EU struggling to fight cyber crime
EUobserver.comOctober 11, 2011

Currently, there is no unified policy on who can set up a certificate authority and computer systems and internet browsers have various criteria on deciding which of these companies they recognise as trustworthy. Percival said an EU-wide authority ...more »

Personal Injury
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No-fault insurance changes passed by House committee
Michigan RadioOctober 13, 2011

As it is now, if someone is catastrophically injured in a car accident, no-fault Personal Injury Protection pays for all necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses. This new bill would limit medical fees, and it would give motorists the choice to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Ron Paul attacks 'unconstitutional' Obama after Anwar al-Awlaki death
Daily MailOctober 2, 2011

Writing in the New York Daily News, the outspoken Republican contender said the President Obama was acting outside 'the Constitution or the rule of law' when he ordered Friday's drone strike on the American born terrorist leader. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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PERSONNEL FILE: 11 Jackson Kelly attorneys named Best Lawyers 2012 Lawyers of ...
West Virginia RecordOctober 6, 2011

Jackson Kelly is a national law firm representing global corporations, national companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in areas of law such as environmental, business, labor and employment, federal and state workers' compensation, civil litigation ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Foundation proposes bill to set up consumer protection fund
Focus Taiwan News ChannelOctober 11, 2011

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) The Consumer's Foundation said Tuesday it will propose a revision to the relevant law to establish a "consumer protection fund." The revision to the Consumer Protection Act will help consumers who have been victims of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate lawyer opts for Bay View Estates 4BD
BlockshopperOctober 7, 2011

Mr. Terrell is a realty development and financing attorney practicing with law firm Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort. He handles real estate law, project financing, and condominium and homeowners association law cases, among others. ...more »

Chadbourne FCPA Study Reveals Six-Year Trend in Anti-Corruption Enforcement ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

... of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability...more »

Sports Law
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Wisconsin lawmakers propose bill to allow earlier sale of alcohol MilwaukeeOctober 4, 2011

With all the success Wisconsin sports are having, state lawmakers are looking to pass a bill called the tailgating law. The state legislature is looking to make it easier for fans to buy booze. Current law does not allow beer and alcohol sales at ...more »

Criminal Defense
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After 3 Years, Chances of More Madoff Charges Fade
ABC NewsOctober 3, 2011

There was no response to phone and email messages left for the attorneys for Peter Madoff and Shana Madoff. Bernard Madoff, 73, has always insisted that his family was in the dark about a multibillion-dollar fraud that wiped out the life savings of ...more »

IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BloombergOctober 13, 2011

The agency is bringing more than typical scrutiny to how the company valued software rights and other intellectual property it licensed abroad, said the person, who requested anonymity because the audit isn't public. The IRS has requested information ...more »

An especially ugly kind of lawsuit
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 2, 2011

It's easy enough to establish the age of people who bring age discrimination lawsuits. Same goes for gender, racial and weight discrimination cases -- you're a black woman or an Asian man. You're heavy or you're not. It takes a little testimony to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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In Advance of Senate Vote, Banking Panel Examines Role of Consumer Financial ...
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 5, 2011

... Berkeley; Katherine Porter, professor of law, University of California-Irvine School of Law; Robert Lawless, professor of law, University of Illinois College of Law; Ray Boshara, senior advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; G. Michael Flores, ...more »

Environmental Law
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E-Mail Shows Senior Energy Official Pushed Solyndra Loan
New York TimesOctober 7, 2011

The company was the first recipient of a federally guaranteed loan for alternative energy projects and had been held up as a model of how the government can assist green energy projects and create private-sector jobs. The latest e-mails also show that ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Myers opens up world of wills and trusts
Our Colorado NewsOctober 10, 2011

Photo by Pat Hill In the maze of wills, trusts and legacies, planning ahead simplifies the process of inheritance according to the law. In a Lunch and Learn forum Oct. 6 sponsored by the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, Julie D. Myers, ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce Attorney Law Firm Internet Marketing
Justice News FlashOctober 2, 2011

Searching for divorce attorneys on the Internet would make you come across dozens of family law firms and solo divorce attorneys listed on Google places, or the find law business directories online. Dealing with anyone of these is arduous, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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State Reduces Opioid Prescriptions in Workers' Comp Cases
Workforce ManagementOctober 6, 2011

Medical experts say Washington state's guideline for chronic, noncancerous pain could serve as a model for other states looking to reduce deaths and addiction among workers' compensation claimants and the general population. They say such guidelines ...more »


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