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Impact of circle rates
Times of IndiaNovember 1, 2011

There are several reasons for this, like the stricter general power of attorney norms as well as higher stamp duty. The financier's profit margin is smaller in this scenario," added GP Tiwari (name changed), who invests in real estate. ...more »

Premier Service Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In the Bank's lawsuit against the FDIC, as receiver for 1st Centennial Bank, and against certain former officers of 1st Centennial Bank and 1st Centennial's director and officer liability insurance carrier, the Bank negotiated a settlement, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Public hearing on
Pacific Daily NewsNovember 21, 2011

The Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Judiciary will hold a public hearing at 9 am, Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Legislature Public Hearing Room. • Bill No. 366-31 (LS) — An act to amend Guam law relative to the appointment and authority of ...more »

Health Care Law
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Washington Post: Medicaid "will place the biggest budgetary burden on states"
Reason Online (blog)November 29, 2011

Yesterday, I noted that states were still having trouble making ends meet on their Medicaid bills—and the program expansion called for by the new health care law is only expected to make their already precarious fiscal situations worse. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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When spouse trumps heir
Financial PostNovember 28, 2011

This is the same reasoning behind the election option offered under Ontario estate law and Albertans can already make a claim for their fair share under dependants' relief legislation. As for where the new Alberta Act goes further than that, ...more »

Immigration Law
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JOEY KENNEDY: After the chat -- immigration law still has people talking
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)November 30, 2011

Join Joey in a live chat each Tuesday at 1 pm (The Birmingham News/Frank Couch) Watch video The terrible Alabama immigration law remains a hot topic of conversation, and it probably will be until the law is repealed or thrown out by the federal courts. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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An uphill battle to save Quebec farm
Montreal GazetteNovember 27, 2011

According to the president of Vivre en Ville (www.vivreenville.org), Quebec City and the Côte de Beaupré, which is part of the National Capital region, are taking the same wrong-headed approach to urban development as Montreal. “The law requires that, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Rusbridger calls for new PCC with say in libel cases
Journalism.co.uk (blog)November 11, 2011

Delivering the annual Orwell lecture last night at the University of London, Rusbridger suggested a new "one-stop shop" for media dispute resolution called the "PSMC" – the Press Standards and Mediation Commission. The new body could, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Glaxo, AT&T, Visa, Facebook, Rajaratnam in Court News
BusinessWeekNovember 3, 2011

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., the world's biggest payment networks, put any potential settlement of price-fixing litigation by merchants at about $4 billion. MasterCard “extrapolated an estimate of a reasonably possible loss of at least $500 million ...more »

Animal Law
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The hunts that refuse to abide by the law
Times & StarNovember 23, 2011

Animal rights campaigners around the country celebrated and rejoiced when, back in 2004, the government finally moved to ban fox hunting. Having been introduced in Scotland two years previously, the act survived opposition from the House of Lords and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Tiffany, Serta, Euro, Pirate Party, Luma, Landis: Intellectual Property
BloombergNovember 15, 2011

Tiffany & Co., the luxury jewelry company, submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Christian Louboutin SA in the French shoe designer's trademark battle with Yves St. Laurent America. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Kantor & Kantor Provides Guidelines on New Consumer Protection Law for ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

Insurance company bias will not be the subject of expensive discovery disputes and discovery will only involve the credibility of doctors' opinions about an insured's disability." About Kantor & Kantor, LLP Kantor & Kantor is one of the largest law...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Women call for early passage of Affirmative Action Bill
Modern GhanaNovember 17, 2011

11/17/2011 4:30:07 PM - Participants at a consultative forum on the Affirmative Action Bill, held in Ho, have appealed to the government to put in place tougher punishments against those found violating the basic rights of women, as well as ensure the ...more »

What's wrong with India's airline industry?
CNN InternationalNovember 30, 2011

(CNN) -- When India's aviation sector began liberalizing in 2003, a regional powerhouse was unleashed. The country's state-owned airline Air India was soon competing for passengers with six private airline groups in a market that has grown steadily in ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Clinic provides pro bono legal services with United Way funds
Great Falls TribuneNovember 14, 2011

The Cascade County Law Clinic is one-of-a-kind, Ranieri said as most other pro bono law clinics are operated by Montana Legal Services and therefore have larger funding streams. Here, Ranieri said she and the board of directors depend solely on grants ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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36 - Fall River County Commission
Rapid City JournalNovember 14, 2011

Motion by Russell, seconded by Allen, to deny the offer to take possession of a 1976 Bonneville motor home in lieu of payment on liens for assistance and court-appointed attorney fees. With no further discussion and all voting yes, the motion carried ...more »

Litigation
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Insurers Win First Round of Climate Change Coverage Litigation
Insurance JournalNovember 29, 2011

As a result, it is unclear how helpful the decision will be to insurers facing coverage issues in future climate change litigation. From 2007 to 2009, several cases were decided that appeared to be setting the table for an explosion of climate change ...more »

Business Law
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McPier work-rule changes become law
Chicago TribuneNovember 30, 2011

Those pacts, brokered by Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ended a 17-month labor-management battle that had stalled efforts to book business into the convention center. "Over the last few months, we brought everyone to the table, including our ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Connecting vets with benefits
San Mateo Daily JournalNovember 11, 2011

Trying to secure benefits has been a battle for Graziani, one that he realized he could not fight alone. “I was really at a loss,” said Graziani, shaking his head. “The military bureaucracy is mind-boggling.” After trying numerous times to file for his ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Newberg man arrested on child pornography charges
KATUNovember 15, 2011

Police said a detective obtained a search warrant for Barkley's home on Oct. 1 during a sweep for Internet crimes against children. During the search, detectives seized several computers and hard drives, police said. Police found the files during a ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Lawyer's Golden Retriever Didn't Die in Vain: Police Shooting ...
ABA JournalNovember 17, 2011

It's too late for the elderly golden retriever who belonged to Florida personal injury Roy Glass. But after he and his wife mounted a public campaign over the killing of their 12-year-old arthritic pet, who was shot to death by a St. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Home > Constitutional Law > The US Supreme Court Takes Up The Eighth Amendment ...
Justia VerdictNovember 30, 2011

Florida, that a sentence of LWOP is cruel and unusual punishment for a non-homicide crime committed by a juvenile offender. Under this ruling, a sentence of LWOP is categorically impermissible if imposed upon a juvenile offender whose crime did not ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Dyadic International Announces Arbitration Decision
Sacramento BeeNovember 28, 2011

28, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CPA doesn't apply to pets
Independent OnlineNovember 7, 2011

On investigating a story about a R5 000 Yorkie puppy, which fell desperately ill within days of purchase from a pet shop, I wondered whether this scenario was covered by the Consumer Protection Act. In that case, a vet diagnosed ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Barbershop investigators moved to real estate cases to help with backlog
Tampabay.comNovember 25, 2011

Poerda, the DBPR spokeswoman, stressed that the agency's administrative investigations have different standards than criminal probes. "Our investigators are not sworn law enforcement officers and are intended to serve our administrative purpose, ...more »

Danish Economy Contracts Again
Wall Street JournalNovember 30, 2011

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at ...more »

Sports Law
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The law of incremental gains
expressandstar.com (blog)November 30, 2011

Cycling is a sport in which GB is a world leader and the way they have achieved this has gone down in sports mythology. Their success is down to the Law of Incremental Gains. This means making each element of both bike and cyclist just a little bit ...more »

Criminal Defense
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New Website Helps Individuals in Texas Facing Criminal Charges
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 15, 2011

The site allows the visitor a chance to make contact with an attorney online or by phone and get help with a criminal matter. Ryan H. Deck is an experienced criminal defense attorney who spent approximately 2 years prosecuting as an Assistant District ...more »

Important Points for a Taxpayer in an IRS Audit
ForbesNovember 25, 2011

1930). The point of an audit is not exactitude but assuring substantial compliance with the law. Congress has overridden the Cohan Rule in the case of travel and entertainment expenses. Internal Revenue Code Section 274(d) disallows deduction of travel ...more »

Editorial: Justices leave room to salvage tax overhaul
Detroit Free PressNovember 19, 2011

The evidence is pretty persuasive that neither the state Constitution nor the contract rights that underlie public pensions include ironclad safeguards against taxing those pensions -- a practice that has a fairly long history in Michigan. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Carissa Giebel column: Estate planning protects family
Green Bay Press GazetteNovember 29, 2011

Everyone age 18 and older should have both a financial power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. These documents name someone to make your financial and health care decisions if you are unable to make the decisions yourself. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Lenox Wind debate picks up
Berkshire EagleNovember 20, 2011

I have a bias toward pursuing alternative energy. If we can make our progress without wind, I'm happy to do that. If it turns out that wind is something that the townspeople want, I'm OK with that too." "As a professional, I work very hard at providing ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Free legal clinics for veterans scheduled
Your Houston NewsNovember 15, 2011

Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. ...more »

Family Law
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Vardags appoints new director and financial specialist
Great ReporterNovember 30, 2011

She also advises on private children disputes, including international abduction, and on a variety of agreements including pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, cohabitation and surrogacy. As a trained Collaborative Lawyer, Catherine is qualified to assist ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Medical Prices and Growth in Indiana's Workers' Compensation System Among the ...
PR Web (press release)November 11, 2011

The study, Medical Price Index for Workers' Compensation, Third Edition (MPI-WC), shows that the price for non-hospital services in Indiana in 2010 was the third highest of the 25 study states, more than 50 percent higher than the typical prices paid ...more »

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