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Income-paying funds: How to find the right fit
Globe and MailOctober 1, 2011

So, what does Mr. Hallett see as an ideal mix of investments for an income-paying fund? “I don't think it needs to get too fancy – a mix of domestic and foreign stocks, some preferred shares for the higher yield and on the bond side a mix of government ...more »

Freeport ready to renegotiate contract with RI government
Jakarta PostOctober 1, 2011

Despite the 2008 law on institution income tax stating that mining companies have pay only 25 percent institution income tax on its total profits, the contract stipulates that the company must pay 35 percent. Minerals and Coal Director General Thamrin ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Diversion law changed: Defendants now must plead guilty
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 2, 2011

With her are, Tricia Tenorio, administrative assistant, seated left; Lynette Arriola, social worker, seated right; Rose Lucero, volunteer, standing left; and Maria Yangowi, shelter worker. The shelter is the focus of a feature column -- the first of a ...more »

Health Care Law
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Heineman: Neb. will wait for health care ruling
Houston ChronicleOctober 3, 2011

Heineman told reporters that the state is planning and designing a program in case the US Supreme Court rules in favor of President Barack Obama's health care law. But the Republican governor said it doesn't make sense to build a formal proposal before ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Momentous Term for the 'Kennedy Court'?
ABA JournalOctober 3, 2011

Editor's Note: On this First Monday in October as justices convene for the US Supreme Court's fall term, the ABA Journal welcomes constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, who will write a regular online column for the ABA ...more »

Immigration Law
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Ala. Immigration Law Worries Latino Parents
NPROctober 6, 2011

With a tough immigration law in effect in Alabama, worried Hispanic parents are meeting with school officials. They fear for themselves and their children. GUY RAZ, host: Alabama's new immigration law has only been in effect for a ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Mayoral candidates debate millage needs, medical pot
Hometownlife.comOctober 2, 2011

Filling empty buildings in the industrial corridor will be a challenge in a recessed economy, the candidates said. “We have a free market system and right now there isn't a demand for services for businesses to go in there,” O'Neil said. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Project SAFE Rockingham County hopes to cut down crime
GoDanRiver.comOctober 2, 2011

ReDirections of Rockingham County, a non-profit agency which offers mediation services to citizens and is located in the Ashcroft Shopping Center on Freeway Drive in Reidsville, recently received a grant by the Governor's Crime Commission for the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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AIG Appeals $45 Million Court Order in SunTrust Mortgage Insurance Dispute
BloombergOctober 5, 2011

The loans at issue in the litigation, known as combo loans, involve a combination of first- and second-lien mortgages. United Guaranty said in court papers that SunTrust loans may be disqualified from coverage if the bank failed to meet guidelines or ...more »

Animal Law
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Slovak animal rights activists call for a law to protect animals
The Slovak SpectatorOctober 4, 2011

Slovakia does not have a specific law on animal protection and according to the animal rights organisation Sloboda Zvierat, the current law on veterinary care and several state regulations do not guarantee the basic needs of animals or their dignified ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Nortel patent sale shows need for Canadian intellectual property strategy
Globe and MailOctober 3, 2011

The Harper government caused an international stir last year when it used the Investment Canada Act to block the takeover of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by an Australian company. Yet the sale of a rich trove of Nortel Networks patents this summer, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Law firm secretary charged with embezzlement
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 2, 2011

10/1/2011 Litigation involving city remanded to Lackwanna County Court Commonwealth Court has remanded litigation between Scranton and a Carbon County resident over collection of unpaid fees and taxes back to Lackawanna County Court. | 10/1/2011 Law...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Hot Button Decisions in California
Inside Higher EdOctober 10, 2011

The measure on affirmative action in college admissions shows how difficult it is to reverse or even mitigate the impact of state bans on the consideration of race and ethnicity. Brown favors such consideration and opposes California's ban, ...more »

EasyJet's founder prepares to lift off again – but is he serious?
The GuardianOctober 1, 2011

Photograph: Rex Features The aviation industry does not typically do jokes. Make a sarcastic crack at security about your bags being packed by a stranger and your words will always be taken seriously. Yet there was widespread amusement in the industry ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Forced From Home at 75 as Tenant Rules Bend
New York TimesOctober 21, 2011

A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times. To join the conversation about this article, go to baycitizen.org. On a dingy twin bed in a downtown hotel for ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Financing help offered for Whatcom County septic tank work
TheNewsTribune.comOctober 1, 2011

... is now available to help Whatcom County residents pay for repair of failing septic systems. The County Council agreed to set up the program after the county imposed new inspection requirements on septic systems, following mandates in state law. ...more »

Litigation
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Can events like Reno Air Races and Street Vibrations continue amid concerns ...
Reno Gazette JournalOctober 2, 2011

The question now is how, or if, the events can continue amid concerns over insurance costs, litigation and, for Street Vibrations, violence. Officials for both organizations have said any talk of their respective futures is months away. ...more »

Business Law
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Body count grows in a South African murder mystery
The Associated PressOctober 2, 2011

Last month, the charred body of Jackson's lawyer was found in the burned remains of his car near Johannesburg. Days later, Jackson's former business partner, Mark Andrews, was found dead on an isolated stretch of highway near Johannesburg. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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A Broader GI Bill
New York TimesOctober 3, 2011

In the 2010-11 academic year, when 5985 institutions collected $4.4 billion in VA benefits, eight of the 10 biggest aid recipients were for-profit institutions, together raking in $1 billion. From those eight, the committee found, a total of 409437 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Speakers offers insight on cyber security
Beckley Register-HeraldOctober 19, 2011

“If you download something from the Internet on your home computer onto your thumb drive, you can load viruses on to your work computer just by using that same thumb drive,” he explained. Jeremiah Johnson, White Collar Crimes Center computer crimes...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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Nobel in Medicine
Inside Higher EdOctober 3, 2011

A proposal to create a center on constitutional law at North Carolina Central University has been withdrawn amid criticism of the source of funds, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. The money would have come from the John William Pope Foundation, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Ritter Named A Best Lawyers St. Louis Lawyer of the Year
dBusinessNews St. Louis (press release)October 11, 2011

St.Louis - Robert F. Ritter, chairman of the St. Louis personal injury and commercial litigation law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, has been named “St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most ...more »

Consumer Protection
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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

By RTS Realtime Systems Group CHICAGO, Oct., 3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- 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 ...more »

Real Estate Law
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PIPER v. MKA REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY FUND I, LLC
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

The Law Office of Leonard W. Stitz and Leonard W. Stitz for Plaintiffs and Appellants. This appeal is one small piece of the litigation ensuing from James Piper's claim that he is the victim of a real estate swindle by his former business associates, ...more »

Protecting the Rights of Surrogate Mothers in India
New York TimesOctober 4, 2011

The bill makes it clear that women engaged in commercial surrogacy will have no rights over the child they have contracted to bear. The proposed law does not spell out what a surrogate mother would be paid in the case of a miscarriage or other ...more »

Sports Law
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Opinion: CDC decision to study student athlete concussions is wonderful news
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comOctober 3, 2011

Pascrell for extending New Jersey's lead on this issue to a nationwide campaign, and I'm proud to be part of this effort to make sports safer for our children. Last year, I sponsored a law (A2743) requiring the state Department of Education to develop ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Occupy Seattle Attorney Says Arrests Violate First Amendment
PubliColaOctober 6, 2011

Trombold, a private criminal defense attorney, says “the city made a political decision and they are trying to turn it into a criminal case. … When you do that you run into problems with the First Amendment.” The political decision? ...more »

Networth: IRS offers employers amnesty on worker classification
The RepublicOctober 12, 2011

They are not really independent contractor duties," says Jim Brown, an employment lawyer. The IRS program does not make it any easier to determine who is and is not an employee. There are various tests, but most employers look at a list of 20 factors ...more »

Sackings were public hanging, says Ramsay's father-in-law
Telegraph.co.ukOctober 7, 2011

Hutcheson senior is taking Ramsay to tribunal for unfair dismissal, age discrimination, unpaid wages, unpaid holiday pay, and failure to provide a written contract. The pair started Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 1998. Adam Hutcheson and Hutcheson junior ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Kodak creditors talking to advisers-sources
ReutersOctober 3, 2011

After the market closed on Friday, Kodak said it had no plans to seek bankruptcy protection, but said it had engaged outside advisors including law firm Jones Day, known for handling the bankruptcy of car company Chrysler. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Current, former mayors battle on Gahanna ballot
Delaware NewsOctober 9, 2011

He was a state representative from 2001-08, serving on standing committees for alternative energy, local municipal government and urban revitalization as well as special task forces such as the Fuel Production Task Force. He was primary sponsor of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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On The Move
The LawyerOctober 10, 2011

Lichfield-based firm Keelys has bagged a new head of wills, trusts and probate in the shape of Erica Burt-Moore. She joins from Moseleys, where she was a partner. Armstrong Watson's corporate recovery division has announced the promotion of Dave Robson ...more »

Family Law
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Man Indicted for Unlicensed Law Practice
Patch.comOctober 8, 2011

Timban had given the client a business card that listed himself as an attorney for The Timban Law Group in Cherry Hill and indicated he was “Specializing in Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights; Immigration & Nationality Law; Family Law; Alternative Dispute ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' compensation office to move to Sebastian Center
TCPalmOctober 4, 2011

The OJCC is responsible for the mediation and adjudication over workers' compensation benefits. The agency operates 17 district offices in Florida Each Judge of Compensation Claims is appointed by the Governor for a four year term, based upon the ...more »

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