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Proposal would eliminate Dallas antitrust enforcement office, send work elsewhere
Dallas Morning News (subscription)November 1, 2011

Unlike federal prosecutors who work for the US attorney's office, antitrust prosecutors investigate their own cases, rather than relying solely on law enforcement such as the FBI.Some local cases: In 1999, a Dallas investigation into international ...more »

Judge rejects both Tribune bankruptcy exit plans
Los Angeles TimesNovember 1, 2011

In a 126-page opinion, US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J. Carey said neither plan was confirmable under the Bankruptcy Code and threatened to appoint a bankruptcy trustee to resolve the case if the company and its warring creditors can't come up with a ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Leagle.comNovember 4, 2011

Following the denial of this motion, a hearing was held and, at the conclusion of the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge issued a hearing report finding that petitioners were guilty of the violations alleged in the complaint. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Budget cuts have public health agencies slashing staff, services
The Spokesman ReviewNovember 13, 2011

24 November 13, 2011 in Nation/World on Page A1 WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices appear poised to thrust themselves and the Obama administration's signature health care law smack into the middle of the 2012 election. As early as today, … ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Man banned from Shotton pub after spitting in landlady's face
Flintshire ChronicleNovember 11, 2011

The judge also made an order under The Licensing Act which bars him from The Clwyd in Shotton for 12 months. Jones was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to licensee Linda Phillips and £100 to North Wales Police for the damage he caused to a Ford ...more »

Immigration Law
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Foley man charged with violating new Alabama immigration law (blog)November 16, 2011

By Guy Busby Press-Register SUMMERDALE, Alabama -- A man arrested Monday following a traffic accident will be one of Baldwin County's first tests of Alabama's new immigration law, officials said Tuesday. Juan Rios Jarquin is charged with violating the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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APNewsBreak: Second international auto worker cited under Alabama immigration law
Washington PostNovember 30, 2011

A second foreign worker employed by Alabama's automobile industry has been charged under the state's crackdown on illegal immigration. Officials said Wednesday that a Japanese employee on temporary assignment at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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EQSD board addresses new director's potential conflicts
Plumas County NewspapersNovember 30, 2011

“This valley isn't big enough or densely populated enough to have to have two service districts,” a man said. “I would really, really like to see people get around the table and talk. And if mediation is the way, mediation is the way. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Stocks in a New Downtrend (ADX) - BONA, CALL, CISG, CPSL, CRAI
Retirement PlanningNovember 28, 2011

... range of litigation and regulatory proceedings, providing research and analysis, testimony, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in all areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations. ...more »

Animal Law
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Sweden proposes ban on sex with animals
The Local.seNovember 28, 2011

”We know that there is a great risk of the animals being used this way are harmed by it,” said Eva Eriksson, County Governor of Värmland, who has been working on the new animal welfare law since 2009, at a press conference. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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U.S. Seeks Intellectual Rights Protection, Exports in China Trade Talks
BloombergNovember 20, 2011

By Bloomberg News - Sun Nov 20 09:13:45 GMT 2011 Annual US-Chinese trade talks opened today, with American officials aiming for China to take concrete action to protect intellectual property rights and buy more US products. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Behind the scenes during lawyers' boycott
Times of SwazilandNovember 20, 2011

What I've realised is that human beings adapt and that's what lawyers did during the boycott," he said. Kenneth Motsa, a lawyer from Robin-son Bertram law firm, said as a specialist in commercial law, he did not spend much time in court anyway. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Why Can't Obama Get His Judges Approved?
Daily BeastNovember 28, 2011

Paul Campos on why affirmative action is the wrong scapegoat. Barack Obama isn't very good at playing legal politics. The New York Times reports that a startling number of Obama's prospective nominees to the federal bench—14 in all—have gotten a ...more »

China Plans to Challenge EU Over Aviation Emissions by Year-End
BloombergNovember 11, 2011

Chinese airlines aim to take the European Union to court by the end of the year over its plan to enforce emissions curbs on flights to and from the region's airports, an official with ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tips to safeguard tenancy deposits
Henley StandardNovember 28, 2011

“The scheme advises both landlords and tenants that whoever is going to hold the deposit, whether it is the letting agent or the landlord, ensures the deposit is registered with one of the three government-approved schemes and that the prescribed ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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'Spot Delivery' & 'Yo-Yo Sales' Attorney Informs FTC Panel About Abuses (press release)November 27, 2011

Lyngklip has been quoted as an expert on consumer law by such national publications as Smart Money magazine, Wall Street Journal Money Watch, the New York Times and Kiplinger's. He is one of 5% of all lawyers designated as a Super Lawyer and has ...more »

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In re Ricoh Patent Litigation: Costs May Be Awarded For Document Production ...
Patently-ONovember 28, 2011

In ruling on Ricoh's challenges, the Federal Circuit applied the law of the regional circuit (in this case that of the Ninth). Costs for Document Production Database: A significant expense of patent litigation is that of document discovery and this ...more »

Business Law
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WMC-TVNovember 24, 2011

Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., WMC Holdings their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Senator Brown should seize opportunity to help military families (blog)November 28, 2011

At a minimum, our women soldiers should have the same medical benefits as civilian women who work for the federal government. The Shaheen Amendment does one simple, yet powerful, thing: it stops singling out US servicewomen and military families for ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Fraud hits a third of companies, cybercrime explodes: report
Channel News AsiaNovember 29, 2011

Cybercrime has exploded, with 23 percent of companies saying they had been victim of computer or Internet related crime in 2011, up from "very low and statistically insignificant" levels in previous surveys, the report said. ...more »

Personal Injury
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The New Frontier of Liability Medicare Set Asides: Part 3
InjuryBoard.comNovember 28, 2011

The lawyers who are involved in a settlement do have personal liability when it comes to conditional payments. See US v. Harris. However, there isn't any legal basis for similar liability when it comes to Medicare futures. That being said, if an injury...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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New Hampshire Gay Marriage Battle Highlights Republican Shifts
Huffington PostNovember 24, 2011

An August Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll found that 53 percent of Americans favor legal recognition of same-sex marriages; 32 percent of Republicans say same-sex couples should get some legal recognition from the government, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
[read all news] Launches (Beta)* Consumer-Oriented Radiology Service
MarketWatch (press release)November 23, 2011

Utilizing the website, anyone who would like a primary report or a second opinion on an imaging exam--patients, radiologists, other physicians, and medical facilities as well as legal or insurance professionals--can obtain one online. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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HC refuses to intervene in order of consumer forum
Times of IndiaNovember 27, 2011

It was thereafter, he filed the present writ petition challenging the order of the district consumer disputes redressal forum. The petitioner contended that he had no efficacious alternative remedy except to file the writ petition in the high court. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Reimbursement denied in tax sale mixup
Delmarva NowNovember 26, 2011

The amendment gives the county zoning administrator the ability to issue a permit for such repairs that need to be made despite the owner owing real estate taxes. According to state law, a public hearing on the amendment must be held within 60 days of ...more »

Safety oversight of gov't aircraft lacking
The Associated PressNovember 29, 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration has long said it doesn't have the authority to apply regulations to other government agencies. From 2000 through the first eight months of this year, the National Transportation Safety Board investigated at least 349 ...more »

Sports Law
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Concussion care now priority in prep sports
Sacramento BeeNovember 28, 2011

In January, a new California law takes effect that requires the parents of student athletes to sign a concussion-awareness form before their children can play sports. Assembly Bill 25 also puts into law an existing requirement by the California ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Crimes Nearby: Another Involved in SAT/ACT Scandal
Patch.comNovember 29, 2011

The Nassau County Criminal Defense Attorneys report that 38 bronze vases have been stolen from St. Charles in recent months, but only nine of the thefts were officially reported to the Suffolk Police Department. Another 150 vases made of the valuable ...more »

Tax notices needn't ruin your holidays
OCRegisterNovember 28, 2011

Here is the link:,,id=243822,00.html. This program has a lot of paperwork to complete, but it may be a good option if you can't pay your full tax liability, or if doing so creates a financial hardship. For tax audit...more »

California Employment Attorneys Clear-up Labor Laws for Employing Minors (press release)November 15, 2011

Agricultural jobs are allowed, but any jobs that are declared hazardous by federal regulations for minors under 16 years old, such as operating heavy equipment, are prohibited. • Ages 16 to 17: If adolescents have not graduated high school, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Need for Fashion Protection Inspires Attorney To See Clients Throughout United ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 15, 2011

"Private clients always come first to a law office," he explains. "I have plenty of trademarks and copyrights to register, maintain, and enforce-not to mention the associated licensing contracts. I have to make sure they are fully protected before ...more »

Environmental Law
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Financial support to be needed at start of alternative energy development in ...
Trend News AgencyNovember 3, 2011

Jamil Melikov, Deputy Chief of the State Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources Agency, said, "Once infrastructure, legal provisions and tariff base are prepared, alternative energy sources will become an interesting thing to invest in and will ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Legal changes will aid consumers, says Swindon lawyer
Swindon Business NewsNovember 15, 2011

Mary, principal at Hoffman Male – the Swindon firm specialising in conveyancing, wills and probate – said the Legal Services Act 2007 will also give law firms scope to innovate and offer related services. “I know some legal practices are concerned ...more »

Family Law
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Family of Gary Skelly campaign to change hate crime law
BBC NewsNovember 21, 2011

The family of a disabled man who died after being punched in Liverpool are calling for a change in the law. Gary Skelly, 53, died after being punched once in Scargreen Avenue, Norris Green, on 14 September 2010. His family want violent incidents ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comNovember 30, 2011

In this workers' compensation case, the Employer and Carrier (E/C) appeal a final order awarding Shawn Hadley (Claimant) permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. The E/C argue that the Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) erred in awarding PTD benefits ...more »


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