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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 »

South Korea fines six LCD makers for price fixing
CNETNovember 1, 2011

LG, the second largest LCD maker, said it objected to the commission's decision and would appeal to the Seoul High Court. The probe and fines follows similar findings by EU and US antitrust watchdogs. Last December, the European Commission fined five ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hearing intended to raise public awareness of human sex trafficking in Tennessee
The RepublicNovember 29, 2011

Tennessee's top law enforcement officials attended a hearing in Nashville to make the public more aware of the problem of human sex trafficking in the state. Safety Department Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director ...more »

Health Care Law
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Thomas, Kagan asked to sit out health care case
The Associated PressNovember 26, 2011

Some opponents of the law said that Kagan did enough as solicitor general to meet her standard for stepping aside. They said emails released by the Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act show Kagan had greater involvement in the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Morris County People in Business
Dailyrecord.comNovember 30, 2011

Sands has focused her legal career on environmental law issues, representing clients in environmental litigation, including claims under CERCLA, RCRA, the Water Pollution Control Act and the New Jersey Spill Act, according to a press release from the ...more »

Immigration Law
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SC state officials oppose Justice Department's request for illegal immigration...
The RepublicNovember 30, 2011

AP COLUMBIA, SC — State officials want a federal judge to deny the US government's request to halt South Carolina's illegal immigration law while a lawsuit goes forward. Gov. Nikki Haley and other officials argue that the United States cannot ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Workers ponder their futures
Palladium-ItemNovember 30, 2011

But Kroeger said the federal law is "tricky." "It's a really tricky thing. It's a federal law, but there are a lot of loopholes," she said. She said a challenge to the layoff would have to be done with the federal labor department in US District Court ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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WGGA launches new online help for contracts
Stock and LandNovember 19, 2011

An “at a glance” outline of the dispute resolution process within the Australian Wine Industry Code of Conduct. Mr Stanford said there is emerging evidence of a range of unfair contract practices in the lead-up to the 2012 harvest. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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The Hanover Insurance Group Will Hold Investor Day Meeting on November 17
Sacramento BeeNovember 10, 2011

Certain statements made during the Investor Day Meeting may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation and Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those ...more »

Animal Law
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16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival - The Causes
This Dish Is VegNovember 16, 2011

Their site covers everything from food, art, animal courses on campuses, where and how to advocate, getting into the legal loop, the intersections of LGBT and animal activism, videos, pictures, cool vegan companies, book reviews, interviews, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Affymax settles peginesatide patent litigation with Janssen Biotech
pharmabiz.comNovember 11, 2011

... agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and certain of its affiliated companies to end the arbitration and litigation related to certain intellectual property emerging from a 1992-1995 research collaboration. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Long-serving Wyre Forest litigation lawyer dies
Kidderminster ShuttleNovember 30, 2011

WYRE Forest's legal community has reacted with sadness following the death of a litigation lawyer who served the district for nearly 50 years. John Foxall died, aged 63, early in November following a long battle with cancer. Mr Foxall was the longest ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Is Obama an Affirmative Action President? Yeah, Probably
Huffington PostNovember 19, 2011

Moreover, you really can't have it both ways on affirmative action. Liberals can't essentially say that they believe black Americans are so hapless that they can't compete with white Americans without the help of affirmative action and then complain ...more »

Airports want more control when flights are diverted
The Hill (blog)November 30, 2011

"It's not in the interest of passengers or the overall aviation system to overload airports and to have a system that is set up to fail," she continued. "It doesn't serve passengers to have another very problematic situation like we did on Oct. 29. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenants detail problems at burned Berkeley building
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 29, 2011

Marc Janowitz, an attorney with the East Bay Community Law Center, told tenants they have a variety of avenues of legal recourse to consider with the landlords, but their job now is to document previous problems and what they lost from the fire. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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USAPaydayForever com Announces New Social Bookmarking to Help Promote Their ...
eYugoslavia.comNovember 21, 2011

To this end, they have continued their promotion campaign by adding social bookmarks to their website to help promote their personal loans bad credit services. recently released a statement concerning the ramifications of the super ...more »

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Holliston ZBA to grant permit to developer after years of litigation
MetroWest Daily NewsNovember 21, 2011

After more than five years of litigation between Norton's Green View Realty and Holliston officials, the Supreme Judicial Court on Nov. 3 denied the town's last attempt to block the project. It upheld the Housing Appeals Committee's ruling that ...more »

Business Law
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Taiwan businesses call for industrial spying law
AFPNovember 3, 2011

TAIPEI — Taiwan businesses have called for a law on industrial espionage, especially by China, as growing ties have made it easier for mainland firms to steal secrets, officials and media said Thursday. KY Lee, chairman of the island's leading ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Chase Extends Military Banking Perks to U.S. Veterans
MyBankTracker.comNovember 17, 2011

Veterans will join active members of military as customers who are eligible for added benefits when banking with Chase. After a substantial slip-up earlier this year, when military customers were overcharged on their ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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5 tips for shopping safely online for holidays
The Detroit NewsNovember 28, 2011

If you receive something that appears to be a phishing email, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint project of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center, ...more »

Personal Injury
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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Marks & Harrison Among the Nation's 'Best Law...
PR Web (press release)November 11, 2011

The Virginia law firm receives the highest ranking in the area of personal injury litigation. Marks & Harrison, a Virginia personal injury law firm that has served the state's accident and injury victims for more than 100 years, has earned the highest ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Summary Judgments for Nov. 2
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 2, 2011

But Justice Clarence Thomas, who disagreed with Breyer's 1999 dissent, dismisses the idea thatwhat goes on in other countries is relevant to US law. "I am unaware of any support in the American constitutional tradition or in this court's precedent for ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff P.C. Adds Attorney Brian E. Devilling (press release)November 23, 2011

Devilling focuses his practice on professional liability defense and business litigation. He has experience in litigating professional malpractice, transportation, construction, product liability, premises liability, breach of contract, fraud, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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GOP candidates unwilling to take on Wall Street, Levin says
Washington PostNovember 11, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, enacted last year, a “killer” of small banks. The other Republican hopefuls -- Texas Governor ...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 9, 2011

See "Part II, Item 1A - Risk Factors-We may not receive the payments anticipated by our long-term contracts and recognize revenues or the anticipated margins from our backlog or expected business, and comparisons of period-to-period estimates are not ...more »

Sports Law
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Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP Expanding Washington DC Office With Addition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 29, 2011

Mr. Clayton was named the National Bar Association's Sports & Entertainment Lawyer of the year in 2004. He has served as counsel to the National Basketball Players Association and the National Football Players Association, in addition to representing ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Minneapolis defense lawyer faces disbarment
Minneapolis Star TribuneNovember 16, 2011

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed the complaint Monday against Barry V. Voss, 59, who in a 33-year career has represented defendants in several high-profile criminal cases. He represented Derick Holliday, convicted of murder for a ...more »

WeiserMazars LLP Promotes Three Senior Managers to Partner in New York City ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

He has extensive knowledge in IRS, state, and local tax law and policy. As a tax controversy specialist, Mr. Cohen has been involved with tax litigation, examination and appeals, and has helped to craft voluntary disclosure agreements. ...more »

Richard White: What are the residency age rules for adult communities?
TCPalmNovember 27, 2011

A: You should be aware of discrimination laws in the United States. They include race, religion, nationality, disabilities, gender, and pregnancy, to name some of the classifications. One other classification is age. In this classification, it refers ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Cathay General Bancorp Announces the Appointment of a New Director
MarketWatch (press release)November 18, 2011

Statements made in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding management's beliefs, ...more »

Environmental Law
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The American LawyerNovember 23, 2011

Blank Rome's newest Los Angeles partner is GREGORY BORDO, a trial lawyer who arrives from Freeman, Freeman & Smiley. Bordo handles business, real estate, education, and trust and estates litigation. In addition to his litigation work, he advises on ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Wicked LocalNovember 8, 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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Families Hunt For Christmas Trees At Bear Dance Farm
WatertownDailyTimes.comNovember 27, 2011

His daughter and son-in-law from Durham, NC, Rachel K. and Robby D. Bowles, were helping them find the perfect tree. “It's a family tradition to look for the right tree every year,” said Mr. Allen. “And it has to be the perfect shape and size ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comNovember 18, 2011

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (Bureau) petitions for review of the February 8, 2011 order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting the petition of the City of ...more »


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