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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 »

'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Gilford states its legal case on superintendent issue
The Laconia Daily SunNovember 9, 2011

GILFORD — The School Board has asked the Belknap County Superior Court to dismiss a suit brought by three residents to compel the board to implement an administrative plan that does not include the positions of either superintendent or ...more »

Health Care Law
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Stevens on the Cost of Upholding the Health Care Law
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 16, 2011

Judge Sutton “may well feel the same way about the health care bill, I don't know. But as any good judge, he can separate the policy issue from the constitutional issue.” Secondly, Justice Stevens said, Judge Sutton's opinion reminded him of a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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California's supreme court advises that supporters of the Prop 8 ban on gay ...
The Guardian (blog)November 17, 2011

The key point is: if the court denies standing to the supporters of Prop 8, then their efforts to reinstate the anti-gay marriage clause into the California constitution will fail. 11.22am: Here is a timeline of California's Prop 8 legal battles to ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama Rethinks Its Harsh Immigration Law
msnbc.comNovember 24, 2011

Word of the arrest spread quickly through the state and amplified a growing sentiment among many Alabama politicians, business owners, and citizens that the immigration law, intended to drive off undocumented workers and free up jobs for unemployed ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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No Room for Programming Functions in EU Copyright
Courthouse News ServiceNovember 30, 2011

"To accept that a functionality of a computer program can be protected as such would amount to making it possible to monopolize ideas, to the detriment of technological progress and industrial development," Bott wrote. By contrast, the "means of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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EarthLink Deploys FuseSource Fuse ESB to Gain a Unified View of its Customers
MarketWatch (press release)November 29, 2011

Camel enables developers to implement routing and mediation as well as to condense complex transactions into logical processes that can be automated, such as enabling services to be automatically turned on for new customers or determining the workflow ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Farmers Insurance Settles Class Action Lawsuit
Stock Markets ReviewNovember 30, 2011

Farmers Insurance entered into a settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit, In Re Farmers Med-Pay Litigation, pending in the District Court of Canadian County, Oklahoma (the "Court"). The settlement includes Farmers Insurance Company, Inc., ...more »

Animal Law
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New York Bill Would Make Horse Abuse a Felony
TheHorse.comNovember 9, 2011

Under current New York law, animal cruelty involving horses is a misdemeanor. The bill, A1566, sponsored by Assemblyman James Tedisco, would amend animal cruelty laws contained in New York's so-called Buster's Law to include equines that are pets or ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Parsons Behle & Latimer Expands Intermountain West Presence By Adding Zarian ...
Utah PulseNovember 3, 2011

Parsons Behle & Latimer president and CEO Raymond J. Etcheverry announced today that the Salt Lake City-based law firm has merged the practice of Boise-based intellectual property and litigation law firm Zarian Midgley & Johnson, adding 14 lawyers ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Should three key Supreme Court justices bow out of health care ruling?
CNN InternationalNovember 29, 2011

Twenty-eight states and dozens of individual plaintiffs have opposed the law. During her confirmation hearings to the high court last year, Kagan said she sat in "at least one meeting where the existence of the litigation was briefly mentioned, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Meeting of Minds
Education TimesNovember 29, 2011

Bhubaneswar: Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in collaboration with CII hosted 'CEOs Roundtable on Affirmative Action'. Father PT Joseph, SJ, director, XIMB welcomed the panelists. The discussion was very informative as the panelists ...more »

Civil Aviation Authority has stepped in to fly home airline's stranded ...
Birmingham MailNovember 18, 2011

THE Civil Aviation Authority has stepped in to fly home airline passengers who have been left stranded in India by the collapse of an airline. Skyjet, which sold tickets for Comtel flights between Birmingham and India ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Frozen panther found in Loxahatchee home baffles law enforcement
Orlando SentinelNovember 9, 2011

The Oct. 16 discovery baffled law enforcement officers who were called to the 30-acre property in Loxahatchee that morning over a landlord-tenant dispute, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The deputy who answered that call found ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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MF Global accounts shock leaves clients scrambling
ReutersNovember 2, 2011

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after failing to find a buyer. Bets Corzine made on euro zone sovereign debt led to a plunge in the company's stock last week and credit rating agencies cut its debt to junk. ...more »

Litigation
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More litigation in fight over Kyiv's Ukraina shopping mall (updated)
Kyiv PostNovember 28, 2011

By law, judges are supposed to be assigned to cases randomly. Instead of giving the claimant the injunction orders in both cases, the judge sent the records to the state registry, a rare legal practice in Ukraine. In contrast, Magisters claims their ...more »

Business Law
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Jerry Brown picks lawyer, ex-deputy treasurer for CalSTRS board
Sacramento Bee (blog)November 30, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Senate approves jobs benefits for veterans
TheNewsTribune.comNovember 11, 2011

... for those unemployed more than four weeks. n Benefits for older veterans for up to a year of education or training at community colleges or technical schools. n Mandatory career counseling and other job training for many troops leaving the military...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Attorney general's investigators assist in child pornography raid
Bixby BulletinNovember 7, 2011

John David McAlister, 26, of Okmulgee, was arrested Wednesday on complaints of aggravated possession and distribution of child pornography and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. A search warrant resulted in the removal of several pieces of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Sheriff's deputy prevails in personal injury trial
Madison County RecordNovember 3, 2011

"It's unfair that we have to go through all this, but it shows that law enforcement does the right thing. At times we have to make a split second decision on behalf of people we serve. In this case it was nice that there were 12 people that agreed with ...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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Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff P.C. Adds Attorney Brian E. Devilling
PR.com (press release)November 23, 2011

Devilling focuses his practice on professional liability defense and business litigation. He has experience in litigating professional malpractice, transportation, construction, product liability, premises liability, breach of contract, fraud, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer advocates win case against W.Va. photographer, modeling agency that ...
The RepublicNovember 22, 2011

McGraw sued Stephen Ross and his WV Modeling agency, alleging repeated violations of the state's Consumer Credit and Protection Act. McGraw says Ross repeatedly failed to deliver photos, portfolios, modeling jobs and other services it promised ...more »

Real Estate Law
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State not keen on doing away with ULC restrictions
Hindustan TimesNovember 29, 2011

The state government has sought legal opinion from the advocate general on the request made by seeking exemptions from ULC approvals since the law was repealed. Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), body of real estate developers, ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Nabors Industries Ltd.
Business Wire (press release)November 24, 2011

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Nabors Industries Ltd. (“Nabors” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NBR) and its Board of Directors related to the Company's executive compensation ...more »

Sports Law
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FindLaw Launches Legal Pulse
InfoToday.comNovember 28, 2011

FindLaw Legal Pulse offers tangible user benefits—the news is up-to- date, comes from a rich variety of sources, and is tailored to audiences with legal interests. However, it is more than a simple news aggregator. It also provides an immersive ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Judge recuses herself from prosecutors' hearing
Houston ChronicleNovember 8, 2011

Defense attorneys said Brown was right to recuse herself from the hearings. "Today was high-stakes poker," said Todd Dupont, a criminal defense attorney who watched the hearing. "I am confident she wanted to make sure she was doing the right thing. ...more »

Ask the Experts: How can we speed up a trust distribution?
Sacramento BeeNovember 16, 2011

My widowed father died in 2008 with a living trust. My brother is the trustee. All debts were paid off, the house was sold within a year and most of the monies were distributed. However, my brother left $30000 in a trust account at the bank where he ...more »

Stop Older Worker Discrimination Now! – Repeal the Social Security ...
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)November 29, 2011

Illinois needs to get on board with the rest of the nation and repeal this discriminatory law. FACT: Employers pay fully into the unemployment fund for all their workers, regardless of age. All workers should receive their full unemployment benefit, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Oilsands Quest Enters Into Creditor Protection Following End of Negotiations ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 29, 2011

CCAA protection stays creditors and others from enforcing rights against the Company and affords Oilsands Quest the opportunity to restructure its financial affairs. The Court has granted CCAA protection until December 21, 2011, to be further extended ...more »

Environmental Law
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10-Q: CLEARWATER PAPER CORP
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 4, 2011

In addition to ongoing maintenance and repair costs, we make capital expenditures to increase our operating capacity and efficiency, to improve safety and to comply with environmental laws. Excluding $14.4 million and $54.6 million, respectively, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Passwords in wills could be fraud risk
Cambridge NewsNovember 22, 2011

“Wills become documents of public record when they go to probate and may be accessed by fraudsters. “Before people start worrying about their Facebook or Twitter accounts they really need to think about the usefulness of a lasting power of attorney. ...more »

Family Law
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BUSINESS PEOPLE
NewsOK.comNovember 27, 2011

Christensen Law Group names Dr. S. Sandy Sanbar senior of counsel and vice-chair of the firm's health law and medical defense sections. He is licensed to practice both as an attorney and as a physician in internal medicine and cardiology in the state ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Province broadens Workers Compensation coverage
Energeticcity.caNovember 3, 2011

3, the BC Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, made changes to the Workers Compensation Act, which expanded to include coverage for people suffering from mental health disorders. The proposed changes ensure the current Workers ...more »

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