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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 »

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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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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Health and social care bill: the law of trust
The GuardianOctober 2, 2011

Its members, who include eminent figures of all stripes, including Conservatives, plainly don't think "trust us" is a good enough defence for this botched rewrite of crucial laws. The house as a whole should pay attention before second reading next ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ex-EJ adviser files complaint against FSA over Towry
ifaonline.co.ukOctober 4, 2011

A former Edward Jones adviser has filed an official complaint against the Financial Services Authority (FSA), accusing it of poorly regulating Towry Law. In a letter to the FSA dated 6 September 2011, seen by IFAOnline, Jason Levett, now a stockbroker ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration reform debate: Envisioning society
Deseret NewsOctober 3, 2011

But legal workers have refused to fill the agricultural and manual labor jobs usually held by undocumented immigrants, even though many pay more than minimum wage. Millions of dollars worth of produce now lies rotting in Alabama fields for lack of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Kansas Court of Appeals rules in favor of property owners; development of ...
Lawrence Journal WorldOctober 4, 2011

By Chad Lawhorn Property owners in northwest Douglas County have won a key legal ruling that could put a damper on large-scale industrial development in the area near the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Court of Appeals on ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Killing Awlaki was illegal, immoral and dangerous
CNN (blog)October 1, 2011

Editor's Note: Mary Ellen O'Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at University of Notre Dame Law School. By Mary Ellen O'Connell – Special to CNN Every American adult knows ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Chamberlain D'Amanda attorneys lauded
MPNnow.comOctober 1, 2011

... Insurance Coverage · Douglas J. Lustig—Bankruptcy: Consumer; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights · Eugene M. O'Connor—Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law; Estate & Trust Litigation · Edward C. Radin—Estate Planning & Probate; Business/Corporate.more »

Animal Law
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Sri Lanka: Animal-Rights, Multiculturalism And “Purity”
Sunday LeaderOctober 1, 2011

No doubt, the animal-welfare organisations which, going by the letter, congratulated the Minister on his brave act will support such a move, as much deserved as it is long over-due. Of course, Moslems and the slaughtering sheep, particularly at the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Google, Nokia, Easyjet, Yahoo!, UMG: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Schmidt also said the 17000 patents Google is gaining in the Motorola deal will “bulk up” its intellectual property and ultimately end legal battles among competitors in the $207 billion mobile-phone market. His comments come after analysts raised ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Is There Asbestos In Your Home's Popcorn Ceilings?
Mesothelioma NewsOctober 4, 2011

... 2011) –John Langdoc, a consumer advocate attorney, held an informational session today in Los Angeles, CA regarding potential hazards to the homeowner relating to popcorn ceilings. Many popcorn ceilings contain small amounts of asbestos. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court set to open crucial term
Los Angeles TimesOctober 3, 2011

Since then, generations of law students have been taught that in matters of economics and business, Congress makes the law and the court stands aside. If the court were to void the individual mandate, it would put healthcare reformers in a box. ...more »

Aviation stocks, PSU OMCs in focus after hike in ATF prices
India Infoline.comOctober 3, 2011

State-owned oil marketing companies (PSU OMCs) on Friday, 30 September 2011 hiked jet fuel, or ATF, price by 1.5% as falling rupee made oil imports costlier. ATF price at Delhi's T3 airport was hiked by Rs 899 per kilolitre (kl), or 1.5%, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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San Francisco Candidate Questionnaire Jeff Adachi
Huffington PostOctober 11, 2011

Taking what I learned from that experience, I retained former City Attorney Louise Renne's law firm to help draft Proposition D for the November 2011 ballot. Proposition D improves on the earlier proposal by exempting workers who earn less than $50000 ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Federal pre-emption cases on upcoming Supreme Court docket
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Independent Living Center of Southern California Inc. et al., involving the federal Medicaid Act. The case, oral arguments of which are scheduled for Monday, is the first case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Under the Medicaid Act enacted in ...more »

Litigation
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Quinn Emanuel Adds High-Profile Litigator Schapiro
The American LawyerOctober 4, 2011

Am Law Daily sibling publication The Am Law Litigation Daily named Schapiro "Litigator of the Week" for his efforts in the case, which included arguing that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act's safe harbor provisions shielded YouTube from liability if ...more »

Business Law
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Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales
BloombergOctober 2, 2011

In 1980, David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum wage laws and federal agencies -- including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Another step taken, but a long road ahead
COS The CampusOctober 5, 2011

Yet, a heterosexual couple has rights and benefits if one or both are in the military that homosexual couples are not given. In an article by Associated Press, it states that when a Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB) person enlists in the military, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Election Questionnaires: Commonwealth's Attorney Candidates
Orange County ReviewOctober 26, 2011

My office has partnered with the US Attorney's office and one of my assistants has been cross-designated as an Assistant US Attorney and we have prosecuted Orange County cases in the federal court when appropriate. Family: wife Lori Bedell Berger, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Injury, consumer case laws change
DeSoto AppealOctober 1, 2011

The bill also substantially alters the state's Consumer Protection Act. It prohibits lawsuits under the TCPA for securities fraud, and prohibits some lawsuits filed by individuals -- providing instead for enforcement of key provisions by the state ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Gingrich's Dangerous Plan to Subpoena Federal Judges, Part II
The AtlanticOctober 11, 2011

Here's what Laurence Tribe, the constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, thinks of Gingrich's idea: The idea of compelling federal judges to come before Congress to answer for decisions that might be unpopular is one of the craziest and most ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Medical marijuana or employment?
The Morning SunOctober 3, 2011

Medical marijuana users are not allowed to be under the influence of the drug "when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice," as is stated in the law. Continued... There are also prohibitions against using or being under ...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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Nancy Lundeen and Sonia Ransom of Allen Matkins to Be Honored as 2011 Northern ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

Lundeen is on the Board of Directors of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) - San Francisco. Respected for her depth of knowledge, she is one of the instructors for an annual CEB Recent Developments in Real Property Law course and is an editor of the ...more »

Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House
OCRegisterOctober 3, 2011

"The Republicans seem to be ready to punch small business in the stomach when they are just getting back on their feet," said Tyler Moran, policy director at National Immigration Law Center. "Ultimately Republican leadership is going to have to make ...more »

Sports Law
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ESPN insider: Brewers "wrong match-up" for D-backs
Arizona SportsOctober 1, 2011

ESPN insider Keith Law is one of them as he predicts the Brewers to hold off the D-backs in five games. "This just looks to me like the wrong match-up and not the most ideal opponent for them," said Law on the Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf show ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Zehm trial moves to Yakima
The Spokesman ReviewOctober 5, 2011

A federal judge Tuesday moved the upcoming criminal trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to Yakima after defense attorneys raised concerns that local media coverage of Thompson's fatal confrontation with Otto Zehm could bias a Spokane ...more »

Business / In Brief • October 14, 2011
Maui NewsOctober 14, 2011

Isaac W. Choy, CPA, will speak on "IRS Circular 230 - Responsibilities," the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Code of Professional Conduct and AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services. The cost, including lunch, ...more »

Illegals in Alabama rush to make plans for kids
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 10, 2011

On Friday, the US Justice Department and civil rights groups asked a federal appeals court to block the law, saying it could lead to discrimination against even legal residents. Under the law, police making traffic stops can question anyone suspected ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

CHICAGO, Oct., 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has spawned the creation of regulated Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) that must capture trades electronically and offer central clearing ...more »

Environmental Law
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The Solar Stimulus Rat
Town HallOctober 2, 2011

Both Delaware and Rhode Island are a part of the floundering Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and both have a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requiring cuts in carbon emissions and increases in renewable energy. Both raise energy costs to ...more »

Wills & Probate
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What To Do When a Family Member or Loved One Dies
Cape May County Herald (press release)October 3, 2011

Robert Poserina and Andrea McHugh can help guide you through the legal issues of Medicare/nursing home planning, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, probate, estate administration, estate litigation and contested wills. ...more »

Family Law
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President Obama's health care law not fulfilling promise
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)October 2, 2011

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Michael F. Cannon The news that health insurance premiums are again rising rapidly is the latest reminder that President Obama's health care law is producing the opposite of what it promised. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Injuries highest in health care field
TheChronicleHerald.caOctober 1, 2011

Eight years later, the Cape Breton woman can only stand for 10 minutes at a time, drive for half an hour at a time, and will be receiving wage replacement workers' compensation until she's 65. When her grandchildren called a couple of nights ago and ...more »

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