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Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

In all events, shareholders' representation shall be subject to the rules set forth under Colombian Corporate Law and Securities Regulations, concerning illegal, unauthorized and unsafe practices by the issuers of securities. ...more »

Sizing up the Supreme Court
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

I happen to have been in Court the day that the bankruptcy case [Ransom v. FIA Card Services] came down and she delivered it as though she was talking to some friends about it and made it very accessible to people in the audience. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Republicans Push Bill to Limit Access to Justice for Citizens, Nonprofits
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)October 11, 2011

The bill (HR 1996) under consideration by the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law would set new restrictions on the Equal Access to Justice Act, a law signed by President Ronald Reagan that for decades has allowed citizens and ...more »

Health Care Law
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Romney Camp: Christie to Back Romney for President
WCTVOctober 12, 2011

Obama advisor officials used Romney's health-care law - WH recruited Romney's own health-care advisors! to help craft "OBAMACARE"!!!!! by yeah but on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:19 PM here's link to the story: WH USED MITT ROMNEY HEALTH-CARE LAW AS BLUEPRINT ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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What's Next for the American Jobs Act?
BETOctober 12, 2011

Sen. Max Baucus of Montana talks with reporters after voting for President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The Senate voted to begin debate on President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill Tuesday ...more »

Immigration Law
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David Cameron Wrestles With Britain's Immigration Quandary
International Business TimesOctober 11, 2011

IBTIMES: David Cameron just made a speech outlining his proposals to toughen immigration rules and to criminalize forced marriage. Although these are definitely important issues in Britain, do you think he is seeking to make political gains and ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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The Secondary Industrial High School named one of the 10 'Places in Peril'
WLTZ 38 NBCOctober 25, 2011

Sites on the list include: Rutherford Hall on the University of Georgia campus in Athens; Orange Hall in St. Marys; WW Law House in Savannah; historic railroad buildings of Atlanta; Historic Liberty Street in Milledgeville; Randolph County Courthouse ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Tribunal considered for strata disputes
The ProvinceOctober 2, 2011

The proposed tribunal would provide a dispute resolution process that is affordable, timely, user friendly and accessible and would improve compliance with the Strata Property Act and Regulations as well as strata corporations' own bylaws. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurer profits at issue in Anthem Health Plans of Maine suit
Washington PostOctober 29, 2011

But if the company wins, regulators elsewhere might not want to risk a similar lawsuit. Anthem, the largest seller of individual insurance in Maine, also sees national ramifications. The company is spreading the cost of the litigation to policyholders ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal protection efforts have unintended results
The TennesseanOctober 1, 2011

There's a bright line of distrust between Tennessee's farmers and its animal rights activists. Incidents like this are part of the reason why. And nothing brings that distrust to the surface like the issue of animal cruelty. When state lawmakers float ...more »

Intellectual Property
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New intellectual property bill has not analogues in world
Azerbaijan Business CenterOctober 25, 2011

"The bill on combating piracy and protection of intellectual property rights, which has no analogs in the world, is at stage of adoption,” Imanov said. Another aspect of fight against piracy is opening of Agency's hotline 960 and legal consultation ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Regulation: The Legal Economy's Best Friend?
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 18, 2011

Legal chieftains at US companies say the long reach of state and federal regulators, even more than the still struggling economy, will be the top factor that draws businesses into court battles in the next year. “Stricter regulation” will be the number ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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SB 185 raises issue of race factor in college admissions
Daily BruinOctober 3, 2011

A controversial affirmative action bill currently awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's approval has raised concerns over the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions. Senate Bill 185, authored by Sen. ...more »

Industry decries Obama aviation charges
Montreal GazetteOctober 10, 2011

The Aviation industry that is raging against the Obama administration's intention to impose a $100-per-flight landing fee for private jets and lengthen the depreciation schedule for such ...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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Bankruptcy lawyer pockets Sunset Park 4BD
BlockshopperOctober 4, 2011

Mr. Alpert is a business bankruptcy law attorney and a shareholder at law firm Bush Ross, PA He handles cases on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, business tax and corporate finance, and commercial collections, among others. He is a member of the Tampa ...more »

Litigation
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Internal Probes Increase While Litigation Declines, Study Shows
BusinessWeekOctober 18, 2011

The technology, retail and insurance sectors saw a rise in suits brought against them, according to the survey. Energy and manufacturing reported a decrease, and financial services showed no change. Fifty-two percent of US corporations reported that ...more »

Business Law
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Critics of bid law revision fear best deals could be missed
Tribune ReviewOctober 1, 2011

Supporters of legislation that would allow government agencies to stop advertising and seeking bids for small-scale projects say it would cut costs and streamline government. Detractors argue it would result in less transparency and fewer good deals. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Panetta Reassures Worried About Budget Cuts
Military.comOctober 26, 2011

Tuition assistance, military job cuts and retirement benefits were among the issues raised by troops at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, and later at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. "You've heard things on the news, you've heard things that maybe leak out of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'Worm' detects security flaws in Web systems
South Bend TribuneOctober 30, 2011

Cybercrime is a multibillion-dollar industry, and a lot of that crime takes place on the Internet. Besides, Conficker is still out there infecting new computers -- potentially a botnet army mobilized, waiting for its marching orders.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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Obama 'Can't Wait' for the Rule of Law
American ThinkerOctober 26, 2011

This isn't just a figurative slap in the face to both Congress and the rule of law; this is a kick in the groin. Ignoring the Constitution is so liberating for Mr. Obama that he intends to do it on a "regular basis." The subtitle to Emily Miller's ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Malpractice Carrier Need Not Cover Solo's Legal Work at Accounting Firm, Judge ...
The American LawyerOctober 2, 2011

In 1999 and 2000, Falk and his Moore Stephens colleagues were preparing a qualified personal residence trust for the Ventrice family, relating to property in Islamorada, Fla., in which Ann Ventrice held an interest. In October 2000, Falk left Moore ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer protection
The Korea HeraldOctober 21, 2011

The bottom line is that the planned financial consumer protection agency should not be placed under the FSC or the FSS. It should be created as an independent unit outside the influence of the two regulatory agencies. This would not only help it ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Sacramento law firm gets foothold in San Francisco
Sacramento BeeOctober 27, 2011

Under a deal announced Thursday, Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is joining up with the much smaller Tobin & Tobin firm, a banking law specialist that was founded in 1852. The deal makes the combined firm the oldest west of the Mississippi, said Weintraub ...more »

Locking Up CC Is First on Agenda
Wall Street JournalOctober 28, 2011

Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at 1-800-843-0008 or visit.more »

Sports Law
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“The nation wants transparency; cannot dilute age and tenure clauses,” Ajay Maken.
The HinduOctober 23, 2011

We are inviting suggestions from various sections of the society and are confident of it soon becoming a law. We hope that everyone supports it,” he stated. Mr. Maken had last week unveiled a revised National Sports Development Bill that retained ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorney says calling Eric Robert to testify against 2 other inmates ...
The RepublicOctober 28, 2011

Norm Pattis, a Connecticut-based criminal defense attorney, said the state could ask Robert to testify to show jurors deciding the fate of Nordman and Berget what sort of people they are dealing with. At the same time, he said, it could be dangerous ...more »

Latest North Dakota news, sports, business and entertainment...
KXNet.comOctober 15, 2011

TAX DEADLINE Tax-filing deadline nears for many in Dakotas BISMARCK, ND (AP) The IRS says time is running out for people who requested automatic six-month extensions on filing their federal income tax returns. The deadline is Monday. The IRS says many ...more »

Workers hang in the balance
Portland TribuneOctober 27, 2011

Some of the servers, many of them older women, accuse Aramark of sex and age discrimination. Sophie Welcer can safely balance five dinner plates on a large oval tray hefted over her shoulder, then carry it across a football field-sized banquet room to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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But for now, Aguilar, and hundreds of other accused priests throughout the US ...
CNN (blog)October 31, 2011

Trust in it. how can so called people of god be allowed to molest kids and not be villified by the church' its not right that a childs rights get swepped away because some1 does not want 2 make waves (hang them i say) its hard 2 believe theres no prove ...more »

Environmental Law
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Transcript: NBC's "Meet the Press"
TIMEOctober 30, 2011

Well, these are going to be, you know, in terms of solar, alternative batteries. Now we take very seriously the fact that one of these loans did not work. That's why we've appointed Herb Allison, who did a bunch of the investigative work on TARP, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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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 »

Family Law
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Rockland Family Court race: Law partner faces 2 ex-prosecutors, 1 now a justice
The Journal News | LoHud.comOctober 23, 2011

Eisenpress, 49, lives in Valley Cottage with her family, including her 6-year-old son. She is a partner in a New York City law firm that specializes in commercial, intellectual property, employment and real estate litigation and family law litigation. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Coastal Insurance Risk Retention Group Partners with Ravello Solutions for ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

This covers both Medical Professional Liability Insurance and Workers' Compensation. Ravello Solutions' web-based system will refine and enhance CIRRG's risk management programs by enabling the organization to support their members' prevention ...more »

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