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Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

How to protect your business in the event of a breach of personal information
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business spoke with Winter about how privacy and security liability insurance can protect your company if personal information is stolen. What kinds of companies should be concerned about the loss of personal information? Any company that retains ...more »

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Administrative Law
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State AG presses NOAA for files
Gloucester Daily TimesOctober 3, 2011

Coakley made a broad request for internal documents reflecting decisions made inside the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration against disciplining law enforcement agents and litigators. whose improper actions over many years led to ...more »

Health Care Law
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PREVIEW-Obama's healthcare law tops new US high court term
ReutersOctober 2, 2011

N), ruled for telecommunications firm AT&T Inc (TN) and ended a global warming lawsuit against utilities. Robin Conrad, head of the US Chamber of Commerce's legal arm, told a briefing that fewer business cases were on the docket now, compared with the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Saturday State News Briefs: Wisconsin Rapids council bans holding cell phone ...
Pierce County HeraldOctober 1, 2011

US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's construction project at Jones Island is the type of innovative, long-lasting investment in public facilities that the President's American Jobs Act will pay for. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Dumb Alabama Immigration Law Working So Well Its Crops Are Rotting
Wonkette (satire)October 4, 2011

... but the state's recently-enacted set of draconian worst-ever anti-immigrant laws are working a little too fast: zillions of Alabama tomatoes are rotting away in the fields this harvest season as undocumented immigrants flee like hell. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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High Court Kicks Off October Term
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 3, 2011

Pollution laws are also the focus of another case the solicitor general has been asked to consider. In March, the 9th Circuit said California can require ships to use cleaner fuels within 24 miles of the coast as they move through the state's busy ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Guest Blog Post: Los Gatos-Saratoga Soroptimists Host Women's Gathering
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

She's known for her wealth of experience in dispute resolution as a mediator, arbitrator, judge pro tem, discovery master, and neutral evaluator. She is currently a member of JAMS, “the resolution experts.” It's the nation's largest private provider of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Burg Simpson Attorney, Peter W. Burg, Appointed To Craig Hospital Foundation ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 3, 2011

Mr. Burg has developed a national reputation as a trial lawyer handling cases involving personal injury litigation, pharmaceutical mass torts and product liability claims. Mr. Burg serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm ...more »

Animal Law
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Breeding better policies
McGill DailyOctober 6, 2011

The recent seizure of over 500 dogs from a rural Quebec dog breeding facility has brought the province's poor animal rights record to the forefront. Earlier this year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund in California named Quebec as “the best province to be ...more »

Intellectual Property
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BIO China International Conference Highlights Intellectual Property
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON & SHANGHAI, Oct 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today highlights the Intellectual Property panel sessions for the BIO China International Conference to be held October 12-13 in Shanghai, China. ...more »

Asbestos 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 »

Labor & Employment Law
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Some thoughts on a half-baked idea – and the beauty of free speech
TheNewsTribune.comOctober 2, 2011

Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled – amused, but not troubled – by the way they've expressed their view. Unfortunately, others have been less sanguine. ...more »

General Aviation Rallies To Burnish Its Image
Aviation International NewsOctober 9, 2011

General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO Pete Bunce says recent general aviation rallies held following disparaging remarks about business aviation by President Obama actually go back to the end of 2008 when the CEOs ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Helpland comment on booming rentals and tenant evictions (press release)October 4, 2011

The number of tenant evictions has risen during the last year, as has the number of tenants in serious rent arrears. 45 per cent of respondents to the survey aged 16-50 years old pointed to the benefits of due to flexibility. A common response was that ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Last of Rothstein items to hit auction block
Law.comOctober 2, 2011

This is the third and final sale of former Rothstein possessions and the only one to be held by the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the liquidation of Rothstein's collapsed law firm. The first two were held by the US Marshals Service. ...more »

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Insurance Litigation Attorneys
Healthy Wealthy n WiseOctober 1, 2011

Insurance litigation attorneys are lawyers that can help you with insurance claims against you, or claims you have against others. No matter what the situation, they will try their best to win for you. There are many different types of people that use ...more »

Business Law
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Goodwin Procter Names 17 New Partners
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Michael T. Jones (Boston, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement). Jones represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of regulatory, civil and criminal investigations by the Securities & Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Analysis: Egypt revolution chips away at Sadat's legacy
ReutersOctober 6, 2011

CAIRO (Reuters)- Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, gunned down by Islamists at a military parade in Cairo 30 years ago on Thursday, left a political legacy that survived largely unscathed in the long reign of his successor, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Daytona Beach considering moratorium on Internet cafes
Daytona Beach News-JournalOctober 2, 2011

Chitwood said, "There's really no regulation" and "they get around gambling laws." Unless state law changes, local law enforcement will be powerless to do much, Chitwood said. "We're concerned about the proliferation of these," Chitwood said. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Anadarko Wins Dismissal of BP Spill Cleanup Injury Claims
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

30 (Bloomberg) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was dismissed from personal injury claims arising from exposure to oil and other chemicals in the cleanup campaign following the 2010 BP Plc spill in Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko, based in The Woodlands, Texas, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Their View: Understanding our Constitution and its significance
Las Cruces Sun-NewsOctober 6, 2011

Probably unknown and unnoticed by most Americans was a federal requirement that all educational institutions receiving federal funding hold educational programs concerning the US Constitution. By law, this is supposed ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Westside TodayOctober 7, 2011

With more than 40 years in the practice of real estate law, Lawrence Jacobson has extensive expertise in real estate and business matters, specializing in housing and construction defects, landlord/tenant, legal malpractice, and professional and broker ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Will plain language laws have an impact on the way businesses and Government ...
Bizcommunity.comOctober 4, 2011

Much has been made of the new plain-language requirements of the Consumer Protection Act, National Credit Act, Companies Act, and other laws and regulations. However, we have not yet seen any rulings on cases specifically involving plain language. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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From the Law Blog
Wall Street JournalOctober 10, 2011

Barry Richard, an attorney who represents the Florida Bar, told the Law Blog that the state has proposed a new set of ad regulations that, he said, comply with Judge Howard's ruling. Background sounds would be allowed, he said, and lawyers would be ...more »

Women to Watch: Change of jobs let attorney apply law in new ways
Memphis Commercial AppealOctober 2, 2011

Pam Skelton relaxes at one of her favorite spots, Otherlands coffee shop in Cooper-Young. "This is the perfect time of year in Memphis," the attorney says. Pam Skelton, a former litigator and assistant ...more »

Sports Law
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Dorfman: Sports belong in our schools
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comOctober 5, 2011

The bulging high school program in this state has a new legal attorney named Steve Goodell, a member of the same law firm as his predecessor, the late Michael Herbert, who played an important role with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Association. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Legal experts: Loughner's only defense is insanity
The Associated PressOctober 1, 2011

Mike Black, a former federal defender who argued four death penalty cases and is now in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, said the Hinckley verdict caused an outcry and drew nationwide reform that limited the insanity defense ...more »

Asset Protection Specialists Share How to Minimize Taxes This Year, Best Ways ...
PR Web (press release)October 10, 2011

The tax saving and asset protection service explains strategies that can reduce a person's taxes dramatically and at the same time make them audit proof. In addition, specific IRS tax codes are provided to share with an individual's accountant to ...more »

ECJ rules on retirement age of German pilots
International Law OfficeOctober 5, 2011

The ECJ therefore concluded that a general work ban, as determined by the collective agreement, constituted undue age discrimination which was not justified by the provision's aim (ie, to ensure air safety). This ECJ decision should not be construed as ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The Miami Office of McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Appoints Intellectual Property ...
Citybizlist (press release)October 21, 2011

She adds her extensive knowledge and insight to our firm's national intellectual property team and will be a tremendous asset as we grow to serve the South Florida business community," said Raquel A. "Rocky" Rodriguez, managing member of the McDonald ...more »

Environmental Law
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N-component unit: US firm offered alternative site
The HinduOctober 4, 2011

Sources told The Hindu that the APIIC has sent feelers to Brighton Energy to retain its investment plan in Visakhapatnam district by promising an alternative location for its project involving an investment of $ 800 million. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Children in Panama Could Lose Trust Fund Due to Feud over Will
RealtyBizNewsOctober 4, 2011

Probate court named Lehman as the wills executor, and at the time the estate was valued at around $50 million. Unfortunately this will wasn't popular with Lucom's widow, Hilda Arias Lucom, in spite of the fact that he left a monthly allowance of $20000 ...more »

Family Law
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Law Enforcement Family Comes Together For Pott County
News On 6October 2, 2011

Sheriff Mike Booth said a deputy never forgets the faces, families and victims of car accidents. They train and respond to every accident. The worst case scenario for first responders? Finding fellow law enforcement members involved. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Exclusive: two HPD officers charged in alleged workers comp fraud scheme
Hawaii News NowOctober 5, 2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii News Now has learned that two Honolulu police officers have been charged with criminal wrongdoing for an alleged workers compensation fraud scheme. One of the defendants, a sergeant, ...more »


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