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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 »

David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bear hunt in appeals court judges' hands
New Jersey HeraldNovember 30, 2011

Lin also accused the DEP of violating the Administrative Procedure Act, the law that governs how administrative agencies formulate regulations, by disregarding many concerns brought by the public. About 9000 public comments were submitted to the DEP ...more »

Health Care Law
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Supreme Court hearing on Obama health law sets up lobbying storm
The Hill (blog)November 27, 2011

Next year's Supreme Court decision on the healthcare reform law could be the most heavily lobbied ever. Corporations, unions, trade groups and advocates are expected to spend millions of dollars over the next ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Crazy World: Dad tosses toddler into the creek...
Emirates 24/7November 30, 2011

Prosecutor Flight Lieutenant Steven Whybrow told the court martial that Jones admitted to some of the behaviour he is accused of but does not concede it was non-consensual or that it amounted to an indecent act. In his opening address, Whybrow said ...more »

Immigration Law
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Thousands of immigrant kids ask Obama to stop deportations
Fox NewsNovember 30, 2011

Atlanta – Most kids at this time of year get ready to write letters to Santa Claus, but many children of undocumented immigrants now prefer to write President Barack Obama begging him to stop the deportations that are breaking up their families. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Food security hit by land acquisition: SC
Indian ExpressNovember 28, 2011

In the “name of planned development or industrial growth” an 1894 law has become the statutory route for “massive land acquisition” of prime farmlands in the past two decades, said a 25-page judgment delivered by Justice GS Singhvi on November 23. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Dispute on statute amendment defers DR sub-committee meet
Himalayan TimesNovember 17, 2011

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Dispute Resolution(DR) Sub-committee formed under the Constitutional Committee (CC) to address the disputes surfaced over the forms of governance and electoral system has been put off. The meeting scheduled for today has ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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The Hanover Insurance Group Will Hold Investor Day Meeting on November 17
PR Newswire (press release)November 9, 2011

Certain statements made during the Investor Day Meeting may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation and Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those ...more »

Animal Law
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Law unleashes a canine terror
Waikato TimesNovember 29, 2011

This week, Mr Bergman said he was shocked by the attack and insisted that the law needed to be changed so that dangerous dogs could be destroyed without waiting for the courts. The judicial process often took too long, exposing animal control officers ...more »

Intellectual Property
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European antitrust regulators: Global patent battle could be 'used as tool for ...
ZDNet (blog)November 22, 2011

European regulators investigating both Apple and Samsung over their ongoing patent dispute are worried that intellectual property rights could be used as weaponry by companies, in order to subdue their ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Reid wins Councils vote for Henderson city attorney
The Henderson PressNovember 30, 2011

The council explained the reasons Reid was chosen as the finalist are because of his experience, which includes private sector, commercial litigation, renewable energy, management of attorneys and staff, transactional work and 10 years employment with ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Notice of Highway Design Meeting
Clarksville OnlineNovember 29, 2011

Clarksville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, in cooperation with the City of Clarksville, an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, will conduct a Highway Design Meeting ...more »

Pilot had radioed about low fuel before crashing, killing 3
Chicago TribuneNovember 29, 2011

The plane was owned by Trans North Aviation and had passed a safety inspection earlier that day, according to the company. The pilot had filed an instrument flight plan, meaning the plane was being tracked on radar and the pilot was in constant contact ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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No job credit for the law-abiding in San Francisco
San Francisco ExaminerNovember 29, 2011

We regret to inform you that you are not qualified for the position, as you have no criminal record and we are looking to capitalize on recent tax incentives to hire ex-felons. Sure, we were disappointed last year when supervisors John Avalos, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Mortgage mess beckons in regional bankruptcy trustee's retirement
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 24, 2011

He will join a Wells Fargo default services unit that is working to resolve thousands of mortgage foreclosure cases amid a changing backdrop of federal requirements. Fokkena is a former Butler County attorney who got his start in bankruptcy law during ...more »

Litigation
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Roundtable: Commerical Litigation 2011
Who's Who LegalNovember 2, 2011

This litigation usually involves issues affecting fundamental rights, which are entrenched in the Constitution. We have also seen a significant increase in litigation in relation to mining law issues. Changes in South African mining and prospecting ...more »

Business Law
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Operation Rocky Continues To Knock Out Criminals
Chesterfield PostNovember 4, 2011

A man who dumped rubbish in NE Derbyshire after advertising an illegal waste disposal service on the internet has been hit with a £400 fine. More... Police in Calow are asking bikers to ensure their vehicles are secure at all times following a number ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Norway forum for women veterans to focus on benefits
Lewiston Sun JournalNovember 28, 2011

Veterans who qualify for benefits include all active duty and former military personnel, including the reserves and National Guard, who received an honorable discharge. “We recently held a Veterans' Outreach and it was well attended,” Post Commander ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Despite Controversy, Cybercrime Treaty Endures
PCWorldNovember 21, 2011

The treaty, which was opened for signatures in November 2001, sets guidelines for laws and procedures for dealing with Internet crime. The treaty has formed a foundation for global law enforcement of cyberspace, requiring countries who abide by it to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Charleston Accident Lawyers of Joye Law Firm Unveil New Website
PR Web (press release)November 17, 2011

Since 1968, Joye Law Firm has been fighting to help people throughout South Carolina with their legal challenges in a broad range of practice areas, including personal injury, car accidents, birth injury, brain injury, defective products, drug injury, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Issue 3 sparks health care dialogue
Marietta TimesNovember 4, 2011

"The amendment is written to prevent compulsory participation in a health system, the individual mandate of the federal health care law," Snyder said. "The liberals of Innovation Ohio are twisting words on this clear and simple issue to propel their ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Clinical Guidelines: Sword or Shield?
MedscapeNovember 18, 2011

He is also an attorney. In his view, guidelines for vascular procedures should be developed by consensus with all related vascular specialties. He also touched upon how one's practice environment relates to legal liability at the present time. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official responds to critics
GovExec.comNovember 14, 2011

The general counsel of the months-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defended his colleagues from conservative critics who portray his agency's regulators as champions of "bureaucratic ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Got a law degree? Join the entrepreneur's club
Sydney Morning HeraldNovember 8, 2011

Joyce says in terms of running his own business, the subjects most valuable in his law degree were contracts and corporations law. The understanding his degrees gave him about intellectual property, defamation laws, company structures, fiduciary duties ...more »

business briefs
Red Bank HubNovember 8, 2011

Nudelman represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in contract disputes involving public as well as private construction projects throughout the state of New Jersey. He regularly handles matters in state and federal ...more »

Sports Law
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Law & order: AHSAA
Anniston StarNovember 3, 2011

But just when it seemed as if everything, and I do mean everything, would have to take a temporary backseat to the most hyped regular-season college football game in the history of the sport, the state high school playoffs provide us with more drama ...more »

Criminal Defense
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US Secret Service joins investigation into Syracuse University associate head ...
Syracuse.comNovember 26, 2011

Among other roles, the Secret Service has expertise in computer crimes. Cohen said the search warrant executed Friday likely gives federal agents permission to investigate a range of “containers” of information, including computers, credit card bills ...more »

Chestertown Fire: Don't Ask & We Won't Tell
North Country GazetteNovember 26, 2011

Every charitable organization, and any charitable organization registered or required to be registered pursuant to article eight of the estates, powers and trusts law, except as otherwise provided in section 172a of Executive Law which intends to ...more »

THOMAS v. BOYD'S FAMILY HOME MEDICAL, INC.
Leagle.comNovember 29, 2011

Plaintiff below, Charles D. Thomas, appeals an adverse summary judgment order in an age discrimination suit. Defendants below, Boyd's Family Home Medical, Inc. and Jeffrey A. Boyd, have filed a response brief. This Court has considered the parties' ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Secret Fed Loans Undisclosed to Congress Gave Banks $13 Billion in Income
BloombergNovember 28, 2011

“The Fed clearly felt it had what it needed within the requirements of the law to continue to lend to Bear and Wachovia.” The bill introduced by Brown and Kaufman in April 2010 would have mandated shrinking the six largest firms. “When a few banks have ...more »

Environmental Law
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Key to Boost NZ Free-Market Drive After Winning New Term
BusinessWeekNovember 28, 2011

If we can get the economy growing strongly then the accounts will naturally repair themselves.” Key, 50, has secured support from two smaller parties to ensure a majority in parliament. He plans talks today with the ACT and United Future parties, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Pets left bereft in wills and probate
The Co-operativeNovember 15, 2011

... at the Bryn y Maen centre in Conwy, told BBC News: "By putting it in their wills that they want the RSPCA to look after their pets, it gives an assurance to the owners that their loved animal will be cared for." Pets left bereft in wills and probate .more »

Family Law
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Health Law's Popularity Rises ... Ever So Slightly
NPR (blog)November 30, 2011

Apparently that's what last month's all-time low popularity numbers were for President Obama's health overhaul law, according to this month's tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Overall, the federal Affordable Care Act still ...more »

Workers Compensation
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NY court reinforces workers' comp. law dictating claims payments
IFAwebnews.comNovember 22, 2011

The insurance company also claimed the law violated the Takings, Contracts, Equal Protection and Die Process clauses of the US Constitution because it puts private insurers at a competitive disadvantage in relation to the state insurance fund and ...more »

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