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Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

New law would revamp Illinois School Report Cards
Chicago TribuneNovember 1, 2011

Organizers held more than 60 focus groups statewide, said Robin Steans, executive director of the nonpartisan education policy group Advance Illinois and the co-chair of the committee that oversaw the redesign project. "If we do our job right," Steans ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Winery project hearing continued to Dec. 5
Santa Maria TimesNovember 25, 2011

An administrative hearing on plans to develop a winery and tasting room on rural Ballard Canyon Road has been continued until Dec. 5. Michael Larner, owner with his family of 134 acres at 955 Ballard Canyon Road, has applied to Santa Barbara County to ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care jobs grow - in administration
USA TodayNovember 30, 2011

The new jobs appear to be driven not by patient demand as much as a general restructuring of the health care industry that includes changes mandated by the 2010 federal health care law, the 2009 federal stimulus funding, new government regulations and ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Stocks jump after central banks act to boost liquidity
USA TodayNovember 30, 2011

To report corrections and clarifications, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones. For publication consideration in the newspaper, send comments to Include name, phone number, city and state for verification. To view our corrections, ...more »

Immigration Law
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US Rep. Gutierrez: Immigrants can fight back against tough new SC immigration law
Washington PostNovember 30, 2011

Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez appeared Wednesday with Gabino Sanchez, a 27-year-old construction and landscaping worker, during an initial appearance at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Charleston. Sanchez was arrested on a ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Environ Ministry, UDC on collision course
Jamaica ObserverNovember 30, 2011

It shows where their minds are, that their objectives are to subvert the environmental laws of the country,” McCaulay, chief executive officer for the Jamaica Environment Trust, told Environment Watch. “It's particularly serious because they own a lot ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Towns covered by after-hours plan
Timaru HeraldNovember 16, 2011

"The mediation with Temuka and Geraldine GPs impacts how people access after-hours services, not whether they access after-hours services." Health Minister Tony Ryall has started work with primary health care representatives on establishing the free ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 9, 2011

However, if AIMCO Properties, LP determines that the law of the state or other jurisdiction in which a limited partner resides would prohibit the issuance of partnership common units of AIMCO Properties, LP in that state or other jurisdiction (or that ...more »

Animal Law
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Chester board reaffirms Maxam appointment after hearing complaints
Glens Falls Post-StarNovember 23, 2011

Queensbury Animal Control Officer Jim Fitzgerald also applied for the position. Fitzgerald is a nationally accredited animal control officer, but lives 45 minutes away. Maxam has long been an advocate for animal rights and is a known lover of dogs. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Northern Kentucky University adds 6 law courses
Business CourierNovember 18, 2011

Chase's intellectual property curriculum previously focused on patent law, entertainment and telecommunications. The NKU Chase Law & Informatics Institute held an opening reception on Nov. 4 in the university's new LEED-certified Griffin Hall, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Petition seeks testimony of likely asbestos plaintiff
Southeast Texas RecordNovember 30, 2011

22 in Jefferson County District Court, states that Philmon suffers from lung cancer - a condition brought on by his asbestos exposure during his employment with Texaco. The anticipated defendants in the pending suit are Texaco and Chevron USA. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Occupy Wall Street and Affirmative Action
The RootNovember 25, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street phenomenon has a thing or two to teach us about, of all things, affirmative action. One of those affirmative-action-all-the-time spells will most likely be on us again -- soon. Abigail Fisher has appealed to the Supreme Court in ...more »

Aviation club makes children's spirits soar
The StatesmanNovember 30, 2011

THE SOCIETY OF AVIATION MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONALS performed a service outside of its area of expertise. Teaming up with The Happy Factory, a charity toy company, it donated toys to young children. CAITLYN LEWIS photo When it comes to service, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Angry landlord crushed mobile home while tenants fled, deputies report
Orlando SentinelNovember 23, 2011

The attack began Tuesday afternoon on West Ponkan Road near Apopka when 911 calls reported the Mount Dora landlord had been chasing his tenants with a front-end loader after destroying their home rather than waiting for them to leave Dec. 1. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Leagle.comNovember 18, 2011

The parties have stipulated to all relevant facts, leaving only a single question of law: whether a taxpayer's response to the IRS's report of changes to her income tax after examination and notice of deficiency in which the taxpayer signed that she ...more »

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Aiming at a litigation loophole
Oil & Gas Journal (blog)November 29, 2011

By NickS The US House Judiciary Committee approved HR 1996, the Government Litigation Savings Act, on Nov. 17 by 19 to 14 votes. Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) said that the 1980 Equal Access to Justice Act . . . This entry was posted on Mon Nov 28 ...more »

Business Law
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Right-to-Work law dies, as veto override falls 12 votes short
Nashua TelegraphNovember 30, 2011

And Goley attacked media advertising efforts of conservative interest groups in support of the law. “Don't let a special interest group from outside the state come here and tell New Hampshire what is right for our state,” Goley said.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Obama Says U.S. Troops in Australia Will Keep Asia-Pacific Region Secure
BloombergNovember 17, 2011

The additional US military presence will mean a “direct economic benefit” to the region, the territory's chief minister, Paul Henderson, said in a Nov. 16 interview. Not everyone is convinced that those benefits are worth the problems that may come ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Manhattan Man Arrested In Child Porn Bust
WIBWNovember 22, 2011

"On November 22, 2011 members of the Riley County Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children unit (ICAC) and Special Investigations Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant at 2113 Patricia Place, Manhattan. The search warrant was part of an ...more »

Personal Injury
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Scott and Atwater want PIP fix — but how?
Palm Beach PostNovember 15, 2011

Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater called on lawmakers Tuesday to revamp state law governing motorists' personal injury protection (PIP), which critics say is costing Floridians an extra $1 billion a year in higher costs stemming from ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Not Following the 'Leader'
New York Times (blog)November 2, 2011

Invariably, my questioners have read Jeffrey Toobin's provocative “Annals of Law” piece in the Aug. 29 New Yorker that made this claim: “In several of the most important areas of constitutional law, Thomas has emerged as an intellectual leader of the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Medical Malpractice: A Focus on Technology
Psychiatric TimesNovember 29, 2011

Dr Rodgers reviews malpractice standards and addresses issues regarding technologies such as email, social networking, and cyber-treatment. Want to join the conversation? If you're a healthcare professional, we'd like to hear your comments. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Nexidia Holding Webinar to Help Collections Agencies Comply with New Regulations
InsideARMNovember 15, 2011

by – November 15, 2011 Nexidia, a leading provider of customer interaction analytics solutions for business transformation, today is hosting a webinar demonstrating how debt collectors can analyze all of their recorded phone interactions ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Realtor Mara Navaretta Of Woodbury Lands TOB Praise And Recognition
NewsLINovember 28, 2011

(Syosset, NY) Real estate broker Mara Navaretta of Woodbury, NY recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her home-bred business, Homes By Mara Realty of Syosset, NY, with recognition from The Town of Oyster Bay. Navaretta, who opened her own ...more »

Mike Malloy is latest addition to Fairview Heights' sales team
Belleville News DemocratNovember 7, 2011

The most recent addition is Economic Development Director Mike Malloy, who signed a two-year contract with the city in October. "Needless to say, my overall goal ... is to allow Fairview Heights to retain itself as the ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports exclusive: Playing for a dream
The News-PressNovember 1, 2011

Her daughter-in-law Gaye White-Ware said she has been reaping the benefits of her son, who is playing for the Firecats this season. “This is his reward,” White-Ware said. “If he can pay attention in school, be dedicated at home and be in control, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Black Friday Bargains 2011 The Lincoln Attorney New Releases
Gadget 411 NewsNovember 25, 2011

By Editor ⋅ November 25, 2011 ⋅ Post a comment In the gripping thriller “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael “Mick” Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln ...more »

The US Government has no regard for the People or Freedom of Speech
NUG MagazineNovember 3, 2011

Taxes – taxation without representation – Harborside Health Center just got hit with a $2.4 million tax bill after an IRS audit of their 2007 and 2008 tax returns. The government ruled that the dispensary could not make normal business deductions, ...more »

Women Take a Stand in Kabul
New York Times (blog)November 22, 2011

BBC PersianParticipants marched against the widespread public sexual harassment of women on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, last July. The protest was spearheaded by Noorjahan Akbar, a young woman currently studying in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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EU plans to reform Internet laws to protect user privacy
FirstpostNovember 30, 2011

“All social network service providers active in the EU must fully comply with EU data protection laws,” Reding said. “Companies have a specific responsibility when personal data is their main economic asset.” The European Union wants to replace a ...more »

Environmental Law
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Do climate talks just get in the way of climate progress?
Mother Nature Network (blog)November 23, 2011

The resulting law, the Renewable Energy Sources Act, ramped up Germany's renewable energy industry at staggering speed. Within a couple of years, Germany was a world leader in new wind and solar installations, as well as the manufacture of panels and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Maxwell Hodge to hold legal surgery for Age UK
Click LiverpoolNovember 22, 2011

Maxwell Hodge staff will be setting up shop at the Bold Street branch of Age UK on Friday, November 25, offering free advice on Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and other legal issues. Slots for the legal surgery must be booked in advance ...more »

Family Law
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Ten people apply for Nueces County Court-at-Law No. 3 judgeship
Corpus Christi Caller TimesNovember 29, 2011

He has a background in civil and criminal law. Villarreal-Kuchta's experience includes personal injury law, probate, family law, criminal and juvenile law. For 30 days in 2009, she served as a court-appointed master over mental commitment hearings in ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Legitimacy of workers comp stress claims highlights need for quick action ...
La Jolla LightNovember 16, 2011

Workers comp fraud prevention and related reform efforts receive the lion's share of media coverage when it comes to California employee benefits and claims. However, while reform may be both necessary and imminent, ...more »


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