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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 »

Goldman buys real estate portfolio from Lehman
MSN MoneyNovember 1, 2011

The sale was previously approved by the bankruptcy court in August. The portfolio is comprised of 10 buildings representing 3 million square feet of space and 30 percent of all commercial real estate in Rosslyn, Va. Monday Properties, which originally ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judiciary must respect separation of powers - Jacob Zuma
PoliticswebNovember 1, 2011

The former chief justice also paid specific attention to improving judicial governance as well as administrative and financial efficiency. It was during his leadership that there developed renewed hope, that the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Bill ...more »

Health Care Law
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Democrats Demand Boehner Avert Government Shutdown Threat Over Health Care...
TPMDCNovember 1, 2011

House Republicans are advancing appropriations bills loaded with controversial measures that would defund the new health care law, scrap key environmental protections and more. “As you know, there is longstanding precedent not to use appropriations ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The real anti-Catholic bigots
WND.comNovember 1, 2011

The 1965 Voting Rights Act struck down state impediments to black access to the ballot. The 1968 act forbade discrimination in the purchase and sale of housing. While these laws restricted the freedom of state officials, restaurateurs, bar owners, ...more »

Immigration Law
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South Carolina immigration laws encourage discrimination
The GamecockNovember 3, 2011

Yes, there are millions of illegal immigrants here who committed a crime and bypassed the system. Unfair as it may be to some, we must be realistic. There are millions here, and trying to round them all up and ship them back to their home countries is ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Billionaire Navajos Rated Above California Plan First Bonds: Muni Credit
BloombergNovember 1, 2011

Photographer: Laura Segall/Bloomberg Raymond Nopah, chief financial officer of the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, at the site of a proposed entertainment complex in Window Rock, Arizona. Raymond Nopah, chief financial officer of the ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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LCQ15: Complaints on billing of telecommunications services
7thSpace Interactive (press release)November 2, 2011

However, OFTA and CC have always endeavoured to help resolve contractual and billing disputes between consumers and operators through mediation. Among the complaints set out in part (a), OFTA referred to the operators and mediated in 1 100 cases with ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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New Faces, New Places for Nov. 14
Milwaukee Journal SentinelNovember 14, 2011

Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan named Ronald Stadler partner with its employment and education law groups, Aaron Graf and Suzanne Glisch associates with its employment group and Serena Pollack partner with its litigation group. Hays Companies of Wisconsin ...more »

Animal Law
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Call for stricter Animal Welfare Act
IBNLive.comNovember 7, 2011

CHENNAI: After the arrest of three men for the gruesome killing of five dogs on a university campus at Pallavaram, animal activists' calls for bringing into effect the Animal Welfare Act (2011) have become shriller. With a spate of such incidents ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Press Russia on intellectual property: US lawmakers
AFPNovember 10, 2011

WASHINGTON — Russia must take "transparent, substantive and prompt actions" to battle rampant intellectual property theft before it can join the World Trade Organization, key lawmakers urged in a letter released Thursday. The chairmen and ranking ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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McDermott More than Doubles its Share of National First-Tier Rankings in US ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

With these results, McDermott is also among the top 20 law firms in terms of its total number of Tier 1 national rankings. Specifically, McDermott was awarded Tier 1 rankings across a wide variety of practice areas, including Antitrust Law, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative-Action Critics See Texas Case as a Vehicle for a Supreme Court Victory
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)November 1, 2011

Leading critics of affirmative action say they are optimistic that the US Supreme Court will take up a lawsuit challenging the race-conscious admissions policies of the University of Texas at Austin and hand down a ruling that curtails ...more »

US Travel urges aviation security reforms
etravelblackboard.usNovember 2, 2011

After a decade of enhanced aviation security post 9/11, US Travel Association president Roger Dow is set to testify in a Senate Committee Hearing on 2 November, claiming current security procedures are hampering travel and US economy growth. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Families wait almost two weeks for landlord to repair damages after electrical ...
ABC Action NewsNovember 4, 2011

We spoke to a lawyer on her behalf, and he told us Wistner has the right to leave under Florida's Landlord/Tenant Law, but not all of her neighbors can. Clayton has power, but she worries the electrical box that started it all will spark up again. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Kramer Levin Named Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy Litigation
PR Newswire (press release)November 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 »

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U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Akerman Senterfitt Among "Best Law Firms ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

As part of this year's Best Law Firms rankings, Akerman was named US News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Real Estate. For the first time, one law firm in each of the practice areas ranked nationally received the prestigious 2011 ...more »

Business Law
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McDermott More than Doubles its Share of National First-Tier Rankings in US ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

With these results, McDermott is also among the top 20 law firms in terms of its total number of Tier 1 national rankings. Specifically, McDermott was awarded Tier 1 rankings across a wide variety of practice areas, including Antitrust Law, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Jobless rates inches down to 9% | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-11-04
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 4, 2011

Patton was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and wants to use military benefits to learn about new technology. Despite encouraging productivity statistics and recent positive news from Wall Street, the nation's job market expanded, albeit barely, adding 80000 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Lying on your profile could soon become a prosecutable crime
Daily MailNovember 16, 2011

A proposed amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would make lying on the Internet a prosecutable crime if violating a site's terms and conditions Often times, users' profiles are fabricated, however, casually disobeying the sites' stated rules ...more »

Personal Injury
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Price Benowitz LLP Announces its New Virginia Personal Injury Website (press release)November 2, 2011

Price Benowitz LLP, a leading law firm serving Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, announces the launch of its Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer website. The new website connects injured people with the firm's personal injury practice in Virginia. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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MANVILLE: Tuesday's vote could put state on path to allowing legal sports betting
Packet OnlineNovember 2, 2011

“The court noted that sports gambling is illegal in New Jersey, hence, there is no imminent threat that anyone will seek to enforce the federal law in New Jersey,” the LWV paper said. If the constitutional amendment is approved, the federal courts may ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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See Something, Say Something.
Huffington Post (blog)November 13, 2011

For example, in a medical-malpractice case, an injured child can file suit up until he turns 20. In cases involving child sexual abuse, the victim has 12 years (not two) after turning 18 in which to file an action. But to get the benefit of these extra ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Cordray Confirmation Stalemate Continues to 'Handicap' CFPB
Point of LawNovember 9, 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the highly controversial centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is still struggling to assume its full regulatory authority. Without a confirmed director, the CFPB cannot ...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 »

Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 7, 2011

Among the factors that could affect our federal government contracting business are the continued demand and priority of funding for combat operations in Afghanistan, an increase in set-asides for small businesses, and budgetary priorities limiting or ...more »

Sports Law
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The Law Offices of Bowman and Associates, APC Announce a New Folsom Location
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 10, 2011

He has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in addition to his law degree. Mr. Kwun is very experienced in bankruptcy law, having worked on both the consumer and creditor sides. He previously served as the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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MF Global executives hire lawyers as inquiry grows
Baltimore SunNovember 10, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal investigation into the collapse of MF Global is ramping up with several more executives, including a long-time colleague of former CEO Jon Corzine, hiring criminal defense attorneys. Executives at the failed futures ...more »

Chestertown Fire: Don't Ask & We Won't Tell
North Country GazetteNovember 26, 2011

Every charitable organization, and any charitable organization registered or required to be registered pursuant to article eight of the estates, powers and trusts law, except as otherwise provided in section 172a of Executive Law which intends to ...more »

MI Case: Are Shareholders' Age Discrimination Claims Subject to Arbitration?
HR.BLR.comNovember 9, 2011

... discharge, or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to employment, compensation, or a term, condition or privilege of employment, because of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, or marital status.”more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law Enforcement Blotter 10/31
Brownwood News (blog)November 1, 2011

According to the report, asset protection employees reported to the officer that two subjects were observed concealing store merchandise in one of their purses. The two attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise, the report states. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Texas leaders suspicious of Obama Administration's energy loan favoritism
Examiner.comNovember 3, 2011

ABC News even reported recently that “several of Barack Obama's top campaign supporters went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative...more »

Wills & Probate
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Keep your client's will out of the spotlight
Advisor.caNovember 1, 2011

This is usually suggested for multi-million-dollar estates. “If you read the two wills together, you'll see they fit like a hand in a glove, so the administration of the estate is virtually identical [in both wills],” says Gordon Cooper, ...more »

Family Law
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New law will let Cubans buy and sell real estate for first time in half-century
Chicago TribuneNovember 3, 2011

The government has also allowed citizens to go into business for themselves in a number of approved jobs — everything from party clowns to food vendors and accountants — and permitted them to rent out rooms and cars. While Castro has stressed that ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Investigator: Workers' Comp shortchanging workers, employers?
WKYC-TVNovember 8, 2011

CLEVELAND -- The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation routinely goes after injured workers who try to cheat the system, but now injured workers, as well as their employers, are saying it is the state agency that is cheating them. ...more »


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