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Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

'Mr. Obama has not yet verified whether he is a natural-born citizen'
WND.comNovember 1, 2011

Most of the arguments say it's simply not within the power of Congress to order the purchase of a commercial product under threat of penalty. Those who oppose the law say that if it is upheld, there is no action that Congress could not require of ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judiciary Joins With Hospitals And Safe Houses To Assist Domestic Violence Victims
NJ TODAYNovember 3, 2011

“It's often difficult for domestic violence victims to seek a temporary restraining order if they are injured and need medical attention or if they are afraid to leave a safe house,” said Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Wisconsin pursues insurance waiver
Wausau Daily HeraldNovember 2, 2011

Scott Walker's administration is seeking an exemption from a new health care law requirement that could mean millions of dollars in rebates to Wisconsin consumers. Under the health care reform law enacted in March 2010, insurers would be required to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Kasich glad SB 5 hubbub kept focus off budget
Columbus DispatchNovember 1, 2011

The administration of Gov. John Kasich is not keen on legally justifying its case for government secrecy. In the wake of the escape and deaths of dozens of exotic animals near Zanesville, the public and press are understandably interested in the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration a Focus of Arizona Recall Election
ABC NewsNovember 6, 2011

The architect of the groundbreaking Arizona immigration law that thrust the issue into the national political debate faces a recall election Tuesday likely to be viewed as a referendum on the state's hardline immigration policies. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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FG: New Laws Underway to Check Fake Products
THISDAY LiveNovember 8, 2011

The war against the manufacture and importation of sub-standard products in Nigeria has assumed a new dimension following fresh plans by the Federal Government to come up with enabling laws to prosecute offenders. The Minister of Trade...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Upcoming WPL Webinar to Focus on Change Orders in Construction Projects
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

His courses have included “Construction Management and Technology” and “Construction Law” for the Master of Real Estate Development program. Following their presentations, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings, Announces Expanded ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

Certain of these statements may constitute "forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to ...more »

Animal Law
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Polish president, rabbis condemn Dutch anti-'shechita' law
Jerusalem PostNovember 2, 2011

... there are literally no words to describe the irony of a liberal European country enacting a law against freedom of religion,” said Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich at a press conference on Tuesday in Warsaw's Noz˙yk Synagogue. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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CEA attacks 'innovation-killing' IP legislation
Advanced TelevisionNovember 4, 2011

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro has reacted strongly to a Motion Picture Association of America blog on intellectual property legislation under consideration in Congress which suggests that Shapiro is ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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US News and Best Lawyers Honor Lieff Cabraser as a National "Law Firm of the Year"
istockAnalyst.com (press release)November 2, 2011

Kathryn E. Barnett was also recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for Nashville in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a sixty-plus attorney law firm with offices in San Francisco, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Assembly Democrats block amendment that would bar affirmative action policy in ...
Dane101November 2, 2011

The amendment would effectively end affirmative action in some of those higher education grants for disadvantaged students. Debate around the amendment lasted until early in the morning, when the Assembly finally adjourned at 8:12 am after Democrats ...more »

Lockheed Martin acquires Dutch simulation company
ReutersNovember 3, 2011

WASHINGTON Nov 3 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said Thursday it had acquired Sim-Industries BV, a commercial aviation simulation company with 104 employees at its production facility in the Netherlands. The acquisition reflects plans by Lockheed, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord of New London apartments installs missing carbon monoxide detectors
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 1, 2011

Tenants who don't have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their buildings "should call your landlord immediately," said Vernon Green, Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue assistant chief/fire marshal. He said tenants should follow whatever notification ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Lockout villains: A lot of blame to go around
SportingNews.comNovember 1, 2011

Stern has repeatedly patted himself on the back for getting owners to make “concessions” on those issues, but as union officials repeatedly point out, he shouldn't get credit for making concessions on an impossible proposal. In the bigger picture, ...more »

Litigation
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Vornado Declares Quarterly Dividends on Preferred Shares
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors ...more »

Business Law
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The DPP and criminal proceedings
Jamaica ObserverNovember 1, 2011

Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com. 6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military pay, benefits have been well-earned
Hilton Head Island PacketNovember 2, 2011

In reference to the bureaucrats' and politicians' latest rumblings about reducing the pay and benefits paid to members of our all-volunteer (professional) military, he and I think that to be a bad idea. Let's mull this over. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Lying on your Match.com 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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Gear Up Florida Coalition Launches to Combat Personal Injury Protection Fraud
Sacramento BeeNovember 16, 2011

Staged accidents, rampant litigation, and unscrupulous medical clinics that provide services to Personal Injury Protection claimants have created a perfect storm of skyrocketing costs for honest Florida consumers. Florida leads the nation in staged ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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High court upholds sex crime law
Concord MonitorNovember 3, 2011

"(Ploof) argues that the procedures contained in (the law) carry the risk of erroneous deprivation of his liberty interests," the court said. "However, the statute affords a number of safeguards designed to protect against erroneous commitment. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Emergency Medicine And Internal Medicine Expert Witness Alan Genicoff, MD, JD ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 2, 2011

While attending school, he served as a Law Clerk in the Medical Licensing Section of the Office of the Attorney General in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a wealth of experience in both the medical and legal fields, Alan Genicoff, MD, JD is uniquely ...more »

Consumer Protection
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White House: Military families at risk by leaderless Consumer Financial ...
CNN (blog)November 3, 2011

"The way the statute works, until such time as the CFPB gets a director it will not have the authority to supervise and enforce all these various consumer protection laws, with respect to payday lenders, debt collectors, etcetera, etcetera, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorney accused of mortgage loan fraud
Eagle TribuneNovember 3, 2011

By Mark E. Vogler mvogler@eagletribune.com NORTH ANDOVER — A Woburn real estate attorney, who serves on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals, faces allegations of misappropriating mortgage loan funds from real estate closings. ...more »

People in the news: Nov. 7
Knoxville News SentinelNovember 7, 2011

Jerry Truitt has joined Ensafe as program manager of the Tennessee Department of Transportation environment services contract. He was previously senior compliance specialist and environmental compliance officer for SAIC in Oak Ridge. ...more »

Sports Law
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Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” by US News & World ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 1, 2011

... than 90 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Judge sentences Inskip shooter Mark Foster to 56 years
Knoxville News SentinelNovember 4, 2011

Defense attorney Robert Kurtz, left, talks with convicted Inskip Elementary School shooter Mark Stephen Foster during a sentencing hearing Thursday in Knox County Criminal Court. A judge sentenced the former teacher to 56 years in ...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 »

Community leaders appeal to government on eve of anti-discrimination vote
I Love Chile NewsNovember 8, 2011

9, the government will decide on a new anti-discrimination law that seeks to penalize all types of discrimination including against race, ethnic background, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, among other things. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Upper Mount Bethel plant must cut pollution, EPA says
Allentown Morning CallNovember 1, 2011

"The power plant is not only an asset to us, it's an asset to the whole state." New Jersey officials say the plant has fouled the air in four counties, raising asthma rates and exacerbating breathing problems. The 53-year-old power station on the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST) Announces Two Large, Multi-Year ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

BEST is a subsidiary of Bruker Corporation /quotes/zigman/90713/quotes/nls/brkr BRKR -0.69% , and is a leader in the development and industrial manufacturing of advanced superconducting materials and superconducting devices for alternative energy, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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SENIOR SCENE: Nov. 9
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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Family wants change after clerk's shooting
WISHNovember 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The family of Marcy Birnell, the clerk shot in the head last month at a north-side convenience store, wants her plight to prompt change. Birnell, Perry Tole's sister-in-law, is still fighting for her life. Police say a 15-year-old ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Prime Insurance Agency Launches the Zenith Workers Compensation Program to ...
PR Web (press release)November 8, 2011

Prime Insurance Agency helps BD Builders pull out of its financial crisis by replacing their workers compensation insurance with Zenith Insurance Group. BD Builders has put the economic meltdown that has severely affected the construction trade behind ...more »

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