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The law of unintended consequences
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

... taxes and contribute to the economy and the society in myriad ways, will begin to demand better access to government services, greater political representation and, eventually, access to the franchise and other rights that come with citizenship. ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Change to worker registry law sought
Buffalo NewsOctober 8, 2011

The change to the county law will need two more steps before it will take effect. The Legislature will now send it to Erie County Executive Chris Collins, who must hold a public hearing before signing the updated law. Legislator Raymond W. Walter said ...more »

Health Care Law
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Schooling for a new way to do health care | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-10-09
Philadelphia InquirerOctober 9, 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became federal law in 2010 with the promise of bringing better health care to more Americans for less overall cost over time. "Dr. Kim and the Dartmouth people, and they are not alone, intuited that it was ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Superintendent Kyle Wood responds to letter from state auditor
Bixby BulletinOctober 4, 2011

Wood was responding to an inquiry by the Bixby Bulletin regarding a letter to State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones dated Aug. 26, in which Attorney General Scott Pruitt asked the auditor's office to assist his office “in monitoring compliance” with ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama Immigration Law Challenged Again: US Government Seeks Injunction
International Business TimesOctober 9, 2011

In Alabama, the law forces immigrants to carry registration documents, makes leasing property to illegal immigrants a crime, prohibits them from soliciting work, invalidates their contracts and requires local law enforcement officials to check the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. Promotes Erik Gershwind to President
PR Newswire (press release)October 24, 2011

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. Statements in this Press Release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Openwave Appoints Henry R. Nothhaft to Board of Directors
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)October 31, 2011

Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is a global software innovator delivering all-IP mediation and messaging solutions that enable communication service providers to create and deliver smarter services. Building on its mobile data heritage, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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KCIC Releases New Version of Scheme Tracking Platform
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)October 25, 2011

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--KCIC, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in litigation support and insurance-related asset and liability management, has released a new version of its online scheme tracking platform. ...more »

Animal Law
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Q&A: A look at Ohio's executive order on exotic animals in wake of owner's ...
The RepublicOctober 30, 2011

In comparison, Kasich's order draws attention to a 1953 Ohio law that gives humane societies the authority to enforce the state's Animal welfare laws, including the ability to arrest people. Laura Jones, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk (Intellectual Property) reading list
The Guardian (blog)October 31, 2011

Feargal Sharkey, CEO of UK Music, will be debating intellectual property in the digital age with Minister Ed Vaizey and Prof Ian Hargreaves at tonight's Tech Weekly Tech City Talk. Photograph: Guardian If you have anything to say about intellectual ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins Bankruptcy Rulings for ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 18, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC recently won important rulings for firm client Versata FZ, LLC, that protect the company's ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative-Action Case Could Be Campaign Issue
WBUROctober 5, 2011

A Texas affirmative action case that has the potential to rewrite law on how or whether public colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions could be headed for the US Supreme Court, and soon. ...more »

Business aviation defended by supporters
AOPA PilotOctober 10, 2011

Angry defense of business aviation by several industry and political leaders dominated the opening session of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Las Vegas Oct. 10. Despite economic uncertainty, it may prove to be one ...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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PhillyDeals: Data-mining social media for Wall St. protesters chatter
Philadelphia InquirerOctober 4, 2011

Investment bank Stephens Inc. and Philadelphia law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advised Aramark. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP advised CI Capital. Lawyer Ken Trujillo, onetime Philadelphia city solicitor and longtime partner in ...more »

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Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Successfully Defends Trade ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 19, 2011

HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC, or AZA, is announcing a Houston jury verdict in favor of Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) following a trade ...more »

Business Law
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An Ill Wind Blows
Huffington Post UK (blog)October 21, 2011

We alluded to these crimes in our advertising campaigns not out of gimmickry but to make our politicians realize that this was a real threat. Fear of crime can be just as damaging as crime itself. This is the last thing a fragile economy needs and that ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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BC-US--Deficit-Military Benefits,128
WEAROctober 22, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) -- Canadian National Railway will pay a $36.2 million settlement to the family of a Rockford woman killed in a 2009 train derailment. ... WEAR files and maintains quarterly Children's Television Reports and DTV Consumer Education Activity ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Update: College students, one teacher included in sex sting
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)October 19, 2011

The arrests were made as a part of Operation Tallyop by the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The group is made up of officers from FDLE, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Tallahassee Police Department, the US Marshal Service, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Fund Capital America California's Premiere Plaintiff Personal Injury Cash ... (press release)October 27, 2011

Fund Capital America provides plaintiff's in California with personal injury cash advances for their pre or post settlement lawsuits. The company works with traditional personal injury cases such as automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Have Americans lost control of their freedom?
Windsor StarOctober 25, 2011

"But it is now before the Michigan Supreme Court, which the University of Chicago Law School has called the most partisan in the nation. "Unfortunately, this threatens to be yet another example of the taking away of a clear constitutional right. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Dubai plans law on basic healthcare for all
Khaleej TimesOctober 19, 2011

The authority is in the process of taking legal action against a couple of providers. Dr Yousuf said that misuse of public money was not acceptable. Malpractice is mostly reported in dental practice, said Dr Mona. “This service is expensive and the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Dodd-Frank Act Rulemaking: SEC Approves Final Version of Form PF
JD Supra (press release)October 28, 2011

Form PF implements Sections 404 and 406 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requiring the collection of systemic risk data from SEC-registered investment advisers advising private funds for the Financial Stability ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Estate of law professor lists Bedford 3BD
BlockshopperOctober 11, 2011

Dan Ginnel of Ginnel Real Estate is the listing agent of the home. Mr. Subin was a professor of law at the New York University School of Law. He served as an associate director at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York. He earned his law degree from ...more »

Bangkok PostOctober 26, 2011

Employment contracts and wage payments: Legally speaking, the employer is not required to pay wages if the stoppage is due to a force majeure (Section 75 of the Labour Protection Act provides for the payment of at least 75% of the daily wages for each ...more »

Sports Law
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Law permits private school students to play sports at public schools
WPTVOctober 21, 2011

"The one thing that we are missing is that big sports feel; that big sports atmosphere," said Gena Baldwin, the school's headmistress. "We really don't have any kind of a field, a football field a baseball field, nothing like that," she said. A law...more »

Criminal Defense
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Attorney Bergrin tells jury murder conspiracy fabricated by drug dealers
NorthJersey.comOctober 17, 2011

Criminal defense lawyer Paul W. Bergrin told a federal court jury in Newark Monday that any evidence he conspired to murder a witness was a complete fabrication by drug dealers looking to buy their freedom. ...more »

USDOJ: Niagara Falls, New York, Financial Advisor Sentenced to Prison for ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)October 4, 2011

According to the plea agreement, Muto also counseled clients to submit frivolous correspondence to the IRS in response to audit notices as a way to intimidate IRS revenue agents and thwart IRS audits of the trusts he was promoting. ...more »

Jury finds in favor of housing authority in discrimination case
Mason City Globe GazetteOctober 31, 2011

MASON CITY - A Cerro Gordo County jury recently found in favor of the North Iowa Regional Housing Authority in an age discrimination case. In a trial brief to the court, Ragina Molby, the former employee of the agency who filed the lawsuit, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Connecting Retailers with Informed, Motivated College Candidates
LP PortalOctober 26, 2011

Fortunately the tide is turning and there is significant movement in efforts to raise awareness at the college as well as high school levels for loss prevention and asset protection as a viable and rewarding career choice. This momentum is also being ...more »

Environmental Law
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Tallow Replaces Crude Oil as Biofuels Head to War: Commodities
BusinessWeekOctober 18, 2011

“The first few widgets are always more expensive than the billionth,” said James Rekoske, vice president of renewable energy at Honeywell's UOP unit. “That's where we're at.” Honeywell expects to have delivered about 800000 gallons of biojet fuel from ...more »

Wills & Probate
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In brief: Gardai appeal for witnesses after car crash claims lives of two ...
Irish IndependentOctober 2, 2011

The Pink at La Stampa will continue to operate as normal. Dublin landlord Michael Aherne of Terenure Road East, Rathgar, who died on August 9, 2007, has left €5045665 in his will, which went to probate this week. Other wills: Seamus Dardis, farmer, ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce Lawyer Jennifer Wood Joins South Bay Family Law Firm
PR Web (press release)October 20, 2011

Wood, a graduate of Southwestern Law School, provides depth and experience to the family law firm, which already enjoys a strong reputation in the South Bay communities of Southern California. The Law Offices of David K. Yamamoto, divorce law...more »

Workers Compensation
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'Miracle' tornado survivor denied workers' comp
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 23, 2011

He assumed workers' compensation would cover his bills, but his claim was denied "based on the fact that there was no greater risk than the general public at the time you were involved in the Joplin tornado," according to a letter to Lindquist from ...more »


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