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Colts hope to regain their confidence in three-game homestand
WSBT-TVNovember 1, 2011

Those are, and have been, the watch words for a highly successful Colts franchise over the years. Now, the same franchise is struggling along with an 0-8 record at the midway point of the season. The Colts are one of two NFL franchises still without a ...more »

Brewin Dolphin takes Spinningfield office
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

It joins national law firm McGrigors and cloud service provider Outsourcery, flagship designer store Emporio Armani and restaurant Australasia. A 15-year lease has been agreed with developer Allied London and building owner IM Properties. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Apple invokes French law in iPhone hearing
iT NewsNovember 1, 2011

Apple barrister Cameron Moore told a preliminary hearing Tuesday that although Samsung's three patents are registered in Australia, they could ultimately fall under French jurisdiction. The patents underpinned wireless communication standards developed ...more »

Health Care Law
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Vermont's Universal Healthcare Could Cost $9.5B a Year by 2020
Becker's ASC ReviewNovember 2, 2011

If lawmakers do not approve Vermont's single-payor system, included in a healthcare law to be approved this year, costs for a private system would surpass $10 billion by 2020, according to the report. No final decision on the system is expected until ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Mother Jones, Media Matters Dodge on Lynching
American Spectator (blog)November 2, 2011

The American left, caught in the act of brandishing their electronic rope for yet another conservative black man, is busy dodging their long and horrendous history of racism. Mother Jones tries to turn attention ...more »

Immigration Law
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Feds Say They Have 'Express Authority' to Investigate Alabama Public Schools ...
Fox NewsNovember 5, 2011

The Justice Department initially requested the enrollment information at Alabama public schools Monday after receiving complaints that the state's immigration law may violate federal anti-discrimination statutes related to education. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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We dare to win: The reality and impact of SHU torture units
San Francisco Bay ViewNovember 13, 2011

You pick any prisoner in these SHU units validated as a “gang member” and offer him a job making $20 an hour, and I can guarantee you he won't break the law. Of course, what followed this repeal of the inmate bill of rights was an unprecedented boom in ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Former Alta. treasurer named rail freight facilitator
Manitoba Co-operatorNovember 2, 2011

Rail-reliant shippers in Canada are to sit down with railway officials during the next six months in talks to draft a boilerplate service agreement and dispute resolution process, refereed by a former Alberta finance minister. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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10-Q: PHOENIX COMPANIES INC/DE
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 4, 2011

... within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend for these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws relating to forward-looking statements. ...more »

Animal Law
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SPCA proposes increasing fine, jail term to curb animal abuse
TODAYonlineNovember 4, 2011

The last time the law was amended to raise the maximum fine and jail term for animal cruelty was in 2002. The non-profit organisation also wants the sale of pets to those below the age of 16 to be prohibited, unless they have their parents' express ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Pendrell Corp buys stake in digital rights company
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Intellectual property consultant Pendrell Corp. said Monday that it had completed its purchase of a controlling stake in a company that develops digital patents and technologies. Pendrell said it paid $90.1 million for a 90.1 percent stake in ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Kramer Levin Named Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy Litigation
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

1, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was named the first "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy Litigation 2011-2012, by US News & World Report - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Women must pay groom's price -participants
Ghana News AgencyNovember 3, 2011

3, GNA —Participants at a regional consultative forum on Affirmative Action Draft Legislation in Takoradi to solicit inputs into the bill have suggested that women must also pay the groom's price before marriage. They said as it pertained in Southern ...more »

AAR Updates Pending Telair/Nordisk Acquisition
Sacramento BeeNovember 4, 2011

(NYSE: AIR) announced today that it expects to close on the acquisition of Telair International GmbH (Telair) and Nordisk Aviation Products, AS (Nordisk) during the first week of December. The Company expects to recognize approximately $1.5 – $2.0 ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Hoboken voters will decide Tuesday whether to repeal amendments made to rent ...
The Jersey Journal - NJ.comNovember 5, 2011

The ordinance also requires landlords to provide tenants with a “disclosure statement” explaining tenant rights under rent control and allows the Rent Leveling Board to stray from a strict interpretation of the ordinance if the board sees fit. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Expo offered serious fun for seniors and boomers
Carroll County TimesNovember 2, 2011

On stage, from left, are County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, County Sheriff R. Jay Fisher, County Councilwoman Vicki Almind (D-2nd), and County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger. The expo included continuous entertainment over both days, ...more »

Litigation
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Dallas Intellectual Property Law Firm Adds Partner, Changes Name
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

"Keith brings a wealth of trial experience covering federal securities, corporate governance, antitrust, unfair competition, lender liability, commercial contracts, toxic tort, bankruptcy, real estate, environmental law, employment discrimination, ...more »

Business Law
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Pune crime branch bust prostitution racket , arrest pimp
Daily News & AnalysisNovember 2, 2011

The suspects have been identified as Junia Zova Howazan (30), a commercial sex worker (CSW) from Turkmenistan, and the pimp, Sachin alias Kunal Baburao Kubale (24) of Chandannagar. Both were arrested under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Even After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Gay Soldiers Remain Unequal In The Military
TPMDCNovember 3, 2011

It's one of several lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of DOMA, and seeking equal spousal benefits for all members of the military. The Obama administration is no longer defending the law in court, and to many legal observers the question now ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Policing the web
NorthernLife.caNovember 1, 2011

“I had been investigating these crimes for about four years prior to the provincial strategy, but everyone had their own unit, and communication between those units was lacking,” he said. “In the US, there are Internet Crimes Against Children units ...more »

Personal Injury
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Thomas Demetrio Named One of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois by ...
PR Web (press release)November 15, 2011

Thomas A. Demetrio, founding partner of the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, has been selected by Leading Lawyers Magazine-Consumer Edition 2011 as one of the top Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois, Consumer Lawyers and overall Leading Lawyers ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Rule of law fully founded
China DailyNovember 4, 2011

It is the premise and foundation for comprehensively implementing the basic strategies for governing the country according to the law, and is also the institutional guarantee for China's development and progress. The socialist system of laws is a ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Database with Doctors' Professional, Disciplinary Information is Back Online
Patch.comNovember 3, 2011

A news report by The Associated Press says that the database was taken offline last year when the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a medical malpractice reform law as unconstitutional. The new law, the Patients' Right to Know Act (House Bill 105) ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Why Parents Lie to Let Kids Join Facebook
New York Times (blog)November 3, 2011

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was designed to protect children from that kind of exposure. Enacted by Congress in 1998, it limits the amount of information any site can collect from kids under 12. Among other things, it requires ...more »

Real Estate Law
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So-Called Communist Cuba Legalizes Sale, Purchase of Real Estate
BenzingaNovember 3, 2011

Associated Press: "The law limits Cubans to owning one home in the city and another in the country, an effort to prevent the accumulation of large real estate holdings." Even further, "[The law] requires that all real estate transactions be made ...more »

Allied, FirstPlus, News Corp., Transocean in Court News
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

3 Degrees Asset Management, ordered by Singapore regulators to shut down over allegations that founder Moe Ibrahim diverted assets, sued former lawyer Ng Wee Chong, claiming breach of duties. 3 Degrees claims Ng, 37, failed in “handling all legal ...more »

Sports Law
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Making sense out of Sports Betting chatter
HarnesslinkNovember 7, 2011

The only non-Nevada municipality that qualified in the United States, of course, was Atlantic City, New Jersey. If the State of New Jersey had authorized sports wagering in Atlantic City casinos before January 1, 1994, that activity would have been ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Conrad Murray defense team had little chance, experts say
Los Angeles TimesNovember 8, 2011

Veteran defense lawyer Robert A. Schwartz said he was surprised that Murray's lead attorney, the Texas-based lawyer Ed Chernoff, didn't emphasize more that most accusations against physicians are handled in civil, not criminal, court. ...more »

A-Twitter on things lasting longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage
Bellingham HeraldNovember 22, 2011

Readers hope the IRS will pay close attention to Kim Kardashian's 2011 tax return. With Kris Humphries' 72-Day Wife announcing that she's making a $200000 donation to the Dream Foundation in lieu of returning wedding gifts, some readers are seeing red. ...more »

Letters: Social Security raise puts senior over edge
Palm Beach PostNovember 1, 2011

Note: I put myself and young children through a difficult, professional degree; am considered overqualified; and age discrimination is alive and well here in Palm Beach County. Who could plan for this (avoidable) recession? To conservatives: We need a ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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MF Global Trustee Completes Commodity Account Transfers
BusinessWeekNovember 11, 2011

Under bankruptcy law, Giddens must hold back enough collateral to cover a pro rata distribution of claims he estimates will be filed, and must determine the amount of all claims before more money can be released, he said to the commodities customers in ...more »

Environmental Law
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Special Investigation: Who's Behind the "Information Attacks" on Climate ...
truthoutNovember 2, 2011

A decision issued last year by the Montana Commission of Political Practices found that the organization had broken state campaign laws by failing to register as a political committee or properly report its donors and spending. The investigation...more »

Wills & Probate
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SENIOR SCENE: Nov. 2
Wicked LocalNovember 2, 2011

Refreshments will be served. Senior planning today is complex and changing. In order to make informed decisions, seniors must be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, Medicaid, trusts and probate. By attending this free seminar, ...more »

Family Law
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Castille sues lawyer, firm over Family Court deal | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 2, 2011

Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille says he was the victim of fraud and legal malpractice by attorney Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, who was paid by the court to put together a deal for a new Family Court building at 15th and Arch Streets - and ended up as the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Michigan House passes workers compensation reform bill
Business InsuranceNovember 3, 2011

The Michigan House passed a workers compensation reform bill Wednesday that has received praise from business groups in the state. The Republican-controlled House voted 59-49 in favor of the workers comp law, HB 5002. The bill, introduced by state Rep. ...more »

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