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Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

Massachusetts Gaming Commission appointees to be nominated with help of search ...
MassLive.comDecember 1, 2011

According to the new casino law, a full-time, five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission will regulate casinos and issue licenses for a single slot barn and three casino resorts including one in Western Massachusetts. Gov. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hearing God's word without sound
Houston Baptist CollegianDecember 1, 2011

By Alexis Shelly Alumnus Brian Sims visits the Bettis Quadrangle in the Brown Administrative Complex on a recent trip to the University. Sims, who is not Deaf, currently serves as the pastor of Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church in Brentwood, Tenn. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Affordable Care Act helps seniors save on medication
Daily Mail - CharlestonDecember 1, 2011

Perry Bryant, executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, held a press conference Wednesday at the Capitol with Sen. Dan Foster, D-Kanawha, to tout changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. The law has many opponents ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ralph Fiennes chooses Archers actress Felicity Jones to play Charles Dickens ...
Daily MailDecember 2, 2011

The star told me he has been given a two-year deadline to get his domestic act together. Daniel, who opens in February in the sublime Gothic psychological thriller The Woman In Black, spelled out to me what Rosie Coker, his girlfriend, told him. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Law bars holding immigrants in jail
TimesLedgerDecember 1, 2011

The law, which goes into effect 120 days after its passing, prevents the city agency from holding an individual longer for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The law will not apply to individuals who have been convicted of a crime, are defendants ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Head of State promulgates laws
AngolaPressDecember 1, 2011

Luanda – The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, recently signed and order the publication of the law that authorises legislation to alter the Industrial Tax Code, Income Tax Code, Excise Regulation and Stamp Duty. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Responding to Recent Violence in Custody Disputes, CA Attorney Mark Baer ...
Business Review Australia (press release)December 4, 2011

Attorney Baer contends that those involved in family law disputes should use a form of consensual dispute resolution to handle matters more constructively and that litigation should be used only as a last resort. By doing so, he believes violent ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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drywall companies must abide by law [Virginian - Pilot]
Insurance News Net (press release)December 5, 2011

IN THE litigation over tainted drywall, there are issues of insurance and subrogation, liability and negligence, even problems of international law and jurisdiction. It's enough to keep lawyers and judges and clerks and juries busy for years. ...more »

Animal Law
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Law Enforcement Dog Shooting Rare in Manatee County
Patch.comDecember 1, 2011

It's rare for a law enforcement officer to shoot dogs; in the past five years, Bradenton police have shot about 10 dogs, and none this year. Dave Bristow, a spokesman for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, said they do not keep records on how often ...more »

Intellectual Property
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IP presents 'barriers to climate action'
ABC OnlineDecember 1, 2011

Climate action This week's UN climate conference needs to tackle the contentious issue of intellectual property, which could prevent poor countries getting access to clean technology, says one Australian lawyer. Dr Matthew Rimmer of the Australian ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Club's attorney says free liquor went to DC inspector's friends
Washington PostDecember 2, 2011

George Rose, Martin's attorney, did not return a call seeking comment. Cynthia Simms, the alcoholic beverage agency's community resource officer, declined to comment on the specifics of the allegations because of the pending litigation. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Tenn. teachers dropping union memberships after lawmakers strip collective...
The RepublicDecember 3, 2011

Hundreds of Middle Tennessee educators have dropped union memberships since state lawmakers stripped the organizations of collective bargaining rights earlier this year. Membership in the Metro Nashville Education Association is down by about 500, ...more »

CAA Hires Firm to Advise on Thomas Cook, Sunday Telegraph Says
BusinessWeekDecember 4, 2011

4 (Bloomberg) -- The UK's Civil Aviation Authority has hired Alvarez & Marshal, a US restructuring firm, to advise it over Thomas Cook Group Plc, the Sunday Telegraph said. The aviation regulator has enlisted the firm over concerns surrounding the tour ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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SL Green Signs Anchor Tenant Committing to Nearly 340000 Square Feet at 3 ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 5, 2011

SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest office landlord, is the only fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bill aims to help soldiers in bankruptcy
Tonawanda NewsDecember 1, 2011

11, 2001, shed debt as part of filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bill extends the National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Act of 2008, which created exceptions for military personnel following the bankruptcy abuse prevention law of the same period, ...more »

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Jersey Litigation Fund Breaks New Ground
Tax-news.comDecember 2, 2011

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has broken new ground with the first ever listing of a litigation fund on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) after it advised Argentum Capital Limited on the Jersey legal ...more »

Business Law
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Immigration law a violation of trust
The University of Alabama Crimson WhiteDecember 1, 2011

They are just doing their jobs and enforcing the law. This is the fault of the lawmakers who drafted, passed, and signed this bill, imposing a massive new burden on state workers, business owners, visitors and immigrants. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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'My country has lost its way': WWII vet denied military pension
KOMO NewsDecember 1, 2011

The Department of Veterans Affairs rejected Wollett's recent request for pension benefits, stating his service records show no active military service and only active duty for training purposes. "I was shocked. It was like a slap in the face, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Warwick man arrrested for child porn
Providence Eyewitness NewsDecember 1, 2011

Members of the RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force took 31 year old Keith Smith into custody Wednesday, November 30. Smith was arraigned and had his bail set at $10000. The judge also ordered Smith not to ...more »

Personal Injury
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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Uses Story With A Surprise Twist To Convey ...
PR Web (press release)December 2, 2011

For more information about Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC, call (800) LAW-2000 or use the firm's online contact form. New Jersey drunk driving accident lawyer , Teaneck car accident attorney , auto , motor vehicle.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Texas Law Firm Launches Criminal Record Expungement
Sacramento BeeDecember 5, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia
Justia VerdictDecember 6, 2011

And for all patients who sign the contracts—whether they are well or ill at the time they sign—there is an issue about the existence of “consideration.” In contract law, consideration is defined as a thing of value that each party gives to the other ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Protection Act 8, 2011

In stark contrast, landlords are allowed to cancel a lease agreement with 20 days' notice only if there is a “material'' breach of contract by the tenant. Nafte says the financial implications for landlords are huge. Owners of commercial buildings in ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Investors Eye Myanmar Real Estate
Wall Street Journal (blog)December 1, 2011

The influx of visitors to Myanmar this year has put investors on alert to potential opportunities in what many see as the opening up of one of the last virtually-undeveloped real estate markets in Southeast Asia. Outside investors are already circling ...more »

Big Oil Heads Back Home
Wall Street JournalDecember 4, 2011

LNG ventures, for example, can deliver contract levels of gas at a steady rate over 20 years. "So the returns may be lower, but overall you have a more dependable cash-flow stream," he says. By pursuing these nontraditional fuels, the oil companies are ...more »

Sports Law
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WADA blasts NFLPA for dragging feet on HGH
USA TodayDecember 2, 2011

He advocated cooperation between federal investigators and various sports to track down performance-enhancing drugs. "It's important for us in government law enforcement to work with anti-doping (agencies), to work with the leagues, to determine what ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Attorney Arrested For Drug Possession
KPLR 11December 3, 2011

Pine Lawn police picked up a criminal defense attorney on a traffic violation Friday only to discover he was wanted on a felony drug warrant from St. Louis City. John Albert Parks, 45, of the 7000 block of Itaska was driving ...more »

Pay up in air for elective comptroller post
Milwaukee Journal SentinelDecember 12, 2011

The new state law also gives the comptroller authority over county audits. That job is now done by Auditor Jerome Heer, an appointee of the County Board. Manske, 55, said it wasn't surprising that no one had declared a candidacy for comptroller yet, ...more »

Experts Discuss the Impact of an Aging Workforce
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

... employers during inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), the US Coast Guard (USCG), and other federal, state and local regulatory and law enforcement agencies. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Dilnot who?
Public FinanceDecember 7, 2011

Income or asset-linked taxes or social insurance contributions automatically mean that those with higher incomes contribute more. User charges can also be calibrated to reflect income levels – in France, user charges for the allocation personalisée ...more »

Environmental Law
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CEI's Chris Horner Testifies before Ohio House on Folly of Green Energy Policy
Global Warming (blog)December 15, 2011

It amended the Clean Air Act. But the polls said it had to be styled as something different, if still demanding urgent policy action. This provides some needed context, as well for when considering the idea that renewable energy mandates are a way to ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

Annamma Jacob (Claimant) challenges the order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) who granted Claimant's claim petition and awarded her total disability benefits from September 6, 2003, ...more »

Family Law
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Gaps in sex trafficking laws
Omaha World-HeraldDecember 4, 2011

Nebraska's Internet enticement law does not include enticement for sex trafficking or commercial sex. Iowa scored better than Nebraska on laws that protect the child victims of the sex trade. However, in both states, children caught up in it can be ...more »


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