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European venture deals hit 11-year low
Financial NewsNovember 1, 2011

European venture capital investment has fallen to its lowest quarterly level since the dot-com crash, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, despite hopes that the region's venture industry is set for a growth spurt. The number of venture deals in the ...more »

US Labor Department to begin campaign against violations in Georgia
The Augusta ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

... child labor and overtime laws. Al Villoch, a community outreach specialist with the department, said the agency will conduct visits to businesses all over Georgia from November through April, focusing on franchise restaurants. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Legislature repeals nickname law
UND The Dakota StudentNovember 18, 2011

A joint committee hearing of both House and Senate members, UND President Robert Kelley insisted that the debate over the nickname was taking up most of his time. "I have spent half of my effort on this issue since I arrived in 2008," he said. ...more »

Health Care Law
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State studies health insurance exchange
Westfair OnlineNovember 28, 2011

The federal Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires states to create their own exchanges to give individuals and small businesses access to affordable health care coverage or be included in a federal exchange. The exchanges are to begin operating by Jan. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ruth Jones says Gavin & Stacey special 'still planned'
BBC NewsNovember 24, 2011

She said: "The James I know likes to lie down on the sofa for hours and there he is, expending all this energy up on stage for hours and hours and hours. "I felt so proud of him. I know he can act but that was beyond acting." Ruth Jones as Nessa and ...more »

Immigration Law
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House Approves Faster Green Cards For Foreign IT Workers
InformationWeekNovember 30, 2011

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigration Act (HR 3012) drew broad, bi-partisan support, passing the House with a vote of 389-15. The bill is expected to move swiftly through the Senate. Currently, US immigration law...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Why Islam failed economically
Daily PioneerNovember 28, 2011

Prof Kuran also focuses on Islamic laws concerning business partnerships and inheritance. He argues that these came in the way of the growth of modern industrial corporations. The incidence of polygamy among the wealthiest Muslims prevented the process ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Leagle.comNovember 4, 2011

The proposals are in response to the Committee's charge to monitor court rules governing alternative dispute resolution procedures and to make recommendations as necessary to improve the use of mediation. See In re Committee on Alternative Dispute ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Time for No-Fault Reform
PropertyCasualty360November 1, 2011

In an effort to hold down costs, the state adopted a fee schedule limiting the amount insurers have to pay for common medical treatments associated with car accidents. The state's medical society took issue with the change and sued to stop its ...more »

Animal Law
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Law tax revenue needed
Springfield News-LeaderNovember 20, 2011

We urge voters to keep this situation in mind when voting on a law enforcement sales tax next year and help to stabilize our ship's budget. Faced with the prediction that the 2012 budget would be $1.4 million in the red, the commissioners and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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ParkerVision Retains McKool Smith as Lead Counsel in Patent Infringement Case ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 10, 2011

The firm has won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last five years than any other law firm. McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, ...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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LGBT Affirmative Action Furthers Inequality
PolicyMicNovember 18, 2011

A pending cert petition to the Supreme Court renews the discourse of the heavily debated practice of affirmative action. A white student claims she was not granted admission to the University of Texas because of her race, challenging the 2003 standing ...more »

Research and Markets: Global Business Aviation Industry - SWOT Analysis ...
Business Wire (press release)November 23, 2011

This Strategic Report Analyzes & provides Key Insights through a SWOT framework analysis into the Global Business Aviation Industry based on a comprehensive industry and market analysis against the backdrop of an evolving industry landscape amid ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Flagrant disregard
Daily CalifornianNovember 29, 2011

Regardless of what renters' agreements with the landlord may state, Ent should take responsibility for communicating with his tenants. He should ensure that they know their rights following the destruction of their homes — homes which he owned and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Time to Rebuild Our Foundations
Huffington PostNovember 10, 2011

So, let us use the painful reality of this economic crisis as the opportunity to rebuild America, to repair our economic and social life for our children and their children. From the renovation of our educational buildings, classrooms, and systems to ...more »

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Litigation funding: Island to follow UK
Jersey Evening PostNovember 30, 2011

Third-party litigation funders have operated in the UK for some time, but not in the Channel Islands. Until the decision made by the Royal Court 'in the matter of the Valetta Trust', the legality and enforceability of funding agreements in the Channel ...more »

Business Law
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Montpelier Citizens United forum draws standing-room crowd
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2011

Federal Campaign laws abridge freedoms of speech, press by limiting how much money individual citizens and citizens groups can donate to their candidates and issues, and they abridge freedom of assembly by declaring it a crime for candidates, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veteran's Day Aid for Veterans
WVBRNovember 11, 2011

Governor Cuomo wishes to give the veterans “the credit they deserve for their military training.” With his program, the state government will serve those who serve us. Along with these benefits are additional health benefits, educational opportunities, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Crime and malware: A short history of computer fraud
ComputerworldUKNovember 7, 2011

While no application is immune, criminals are focusing their attacks on those applications that give them the most direct payoff, online banking accounts. While it is difficult to estimate how thoroughly crimeware has infested our technologies, ...more »

Personal Injury
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PA Personal Injury Attorney Opens Lancaster Office In Expansion Move
Law Firm Newswire (press release)November 15, 2011

Lancaster, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania's' most successful personal injury and workman's compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of its eleventh local office, at 8 North Queen Street, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Court Watch 1/2011 - November 2011
The ZimbabweanNovember 25, 2011

... jurisdiction the court may find itself dealing with a wide variety of cases – whether civil or criminal, and including cases raising issues of constitutional law, common law, statute law, customary law, labour law, water law and administrative law. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Are fitness to practise panels treating doctors too leniently?
The GuardianNovember 25, 2011

The final decision is theirs alone operating within the relevant legislation, of which they are advised by an independent legal assessor, and the framework set out by the GMC's indicative sanctions guidance. Panels are composed of lay and medical ...more »

Consumer Protection
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House discusses mobile telemarketing bill
Washington Post (blog)November 4, 2011

The House subcommittee on communications and technology discussed updating a bill prohibiting mobile telemarketing, to allow businesses to make robo-calls to mobile phones in certain cases. In his opening statement at the hearing ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Leader Newspaper OnlineNovember 27, 2011

The regional government of Andalucía has announced that it is changing its planning laws (LOUA) in an attempt to revitalise the struggling real estate sector by easing the requirements for building in urban areas. However, according to sources in ...more »

Business Profile: Charlotte Lloyd of Howarths Employment Law Ltd
Huddersfield ExaminerNovember 1, 2011

After leaving sixth form, she went on to study law at the University of Birmingham before going on to further her legal studies at the University of Wolverhampton. She says: “I always wanted to be a lawyer. I quite liked the Ally McBeal-type lawyer and ...more »

Sports Law
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I Am A Tebowist
ESPNNovember 27, 2011

Oh wait, he just gambled away all his money and needs a job so his wages can be garnished. The 35-year-old Celtics and Heat star will miss Idaho's first four games while he's tending to legal matters and party hosting duties. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Women in law give advice to Sequim students
Peninsula DailyNovember 15, 2011

“You can always pick yourself up and get back on course to achieve great things,” Unger, a criminal defense attorney, said at the Sequim High School Women In Networks — or WIN — program's annual luncheon, held at the school's library Wednesday. ...more »

Families of disabled must be alert to avoid theft
The TennesseanNovember 25, 2011

According to a state audit obtained by The Tennessean, $101054.92 was stolen from Life Action patients in Nashville and Greeneville. The audit was performed by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which contracted ...more »

Minnesota State Agencies to Pay $574000 For Age Bias in EEOC Suit
JobmouseNovember 18, 2011

In its age discrimination lawsuits against the three agencies, the EEOC contended that the incentive plans contained in collective bargaining agreements for certain employees violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) because the incentive ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 30, 2011

Whether a home is classified as real or personal property significantly affects the home's asset-building potential, mostly due to tax and financing implications. We applaud the Dodd-Frank Act and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection...more »

Environmental Law
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Iowa breezes to forefront of wind power industry
Iowa Farmer TodayNovember 17, 2011

Iowa's law was the first of its type in the nation. It requires investor-owned utilities in the state buy a combined total of 105 megawatts of renewable energy produced in the state. The law was not fully implemented until 1997 because of legal...more »

Wills & Probate
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Law company launch in Shrewsbury celebrates evolution of service (press release)November 8, 2011

Darwin Matthews Solicitors will specialise in Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Financial Mis-Selling Claims, Employment Law, General Civil Litigation, and Wills and Probate. Steve Matthews, Founder of Darwin Matthews Solicitors, said: “We are very ...more »

Family Law
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1 year later, family of Utah Jazz executive's mother-in-law seeks public's ...
Washington PostNovember 28, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — One year after the death of Utah Jazz executive Greg Miller's mother-in-law, her family still struggles to explain her unsolved murder but finds comfort in surrounding themselves with the books she loved so much. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Jopari to Testify Before NCVHS Committee on HIPAA Rules for Property ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 8, 2011

NCVHS is the committee charged with providing input to Health and Human Services (HHS) on making HIPAA standards applicable to Property and Casualty industry payers, specifically workers' compensation and auto medical insurance. ...more »


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