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Grants Pass Man Appears In Federal Court
KDRVNovember 1, 2011

The Grants Pass man, facing charges that he had a loaded gun near a Grants Pass high school football game, has been deemed a "danger to the community," according to a federal judge on Monday afternoon. A Grants Pass officer stopped 26-year-old Raphael ...more »

Joyce Courts Fliers After Qantas Lockout as Labor Deadline Looms
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce is trying to appease passengers while facing a 21-day deadline to settle labor disputes that spurred him to shut down Australia's largest airline. "We will be doing all that we can ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Cargill
Wisconsin Ag ConnectionNovember 30, 2011

The complaint was filed with the department's Office of Administrative Law Judges after OFCCP was unable to secure a fair resolution from Cargill Meat Solutions to pay back wages and interest to the rejected job applicants and extend job offers to at ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health Care Exchanges: State Legislators Briefed On New Rules, Consider Path ...
Huffington PostNovember 30, 2011

TAMPA -- The legislative sessions that will begin in a month's time will likely be dominated by debates over how to implement the kind of exchange systems mandated under President Barack Obama's signature health care law. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Lakoda Rayne: We found our voice too late in 'The X Factor' competition
Reality TV WorldNovember 29, 2011

Lakoda Rayne was automatically ousted from the competition after The X Factor host Steve Jones revealed the girls were the bottom act since they had received the lowest amount of home viewer votes cast immediately following last Tuesday night's Top 9 ...more »

Immigration Law
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House votes to end country limits for skilled workers seeking green cards
Washington PostNovember 30, 2011

The Obama administration in its first two years failed in several major efforts to change immigration law, and this year the issue has largely been off the table, with Republicans making clear that anything suggesting amnesty for those in the country ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Ogun promises closer tie with Lagos for socio-economic development
Nigerian TribuneNovember 14, 2011

Ashiru noted that the residency tax law must be strictly obeyed by companies with workers living in Ogun but working in Lagos state so as to enable government generate more fund to develop infrastructure statewide. Also, President of the Lagos State ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Arguments delayed in Fox-Dodgers bankruptcy feud
BusinessWeekNovember 30, 2011

7. Last week, US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross canceled a hearing on Fox's request to postpone Wednesday's session and appointed a mediator to try to resolve the dispute. The mediation began Monday in Los Angeles. Fox, a division of Rupert Murdoch's ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Surgeon Malpractice Insurance Broker Redesigns Website
The Open Press (press release)November 23, 2011

This new website allows visitors to download a free report which shares insider information and informative tips about medical malpractice insurance including malpractice insurance for surgeons. "One of our goals is to help all medical professionals ...more »

Animal Law
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More Signatures Needed For Ace's Law
North Country GazetteNovember 30, 2011

The petition, in memory of Ace, calls for the US government to step up for animal rights and asks that all government funded agencies whether national, state of local—humane societies, animal welfare agencies, animal control, animal shelters of or any ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Sheldon Mak & Anderson Selected For "Top Patent Firms"
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

30, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sheldon Mak & Anderson of Pasadena, CA has been honored with a recognition by Intellectual Property Today in its selection of "Top Patent Firms." Announcing a special recognition appearing in the March, 2011 issue of ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney who represented Snyder vs. West Baptist Church to speak
Examiner.comNovember 8, 2011

The York County Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that attorney Sean Summers will be the featured speaker during this year's York County Veterans Day program, York, Pa. Summers is a partner in Barley Snyder's Litigation Group. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Cal Protestors Announce Lawsuit Against UC Berkeley, Campus Police
Berkeley Daily PlanetNovember 15, 2011

Ronald Cruz, a lawyer with the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigration Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary, or BAMN, said today that the organization is planning to file the suit on behalf of seven ...more »

US aviation authority taps better communication to ease delays
Focus NewsNovember 30, 2011

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Randy Babbitt on Wednesday said that airport delays in the country during winter storms can be mitigated through better communication between airlines and airports, as holiday travel season is to begin, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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East Palo Alto council strengthen tenant protection law
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 25, 2011

East Palo Alto tenants forced out of their homes by landlords who want to convert their buildings to other uses should receive $7500 or more in compensation under an updated ordinance approved by the city council this week. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Doctors' honesty prevails over legal antics
Inquirer.netNovember 27, 2011

Before the weekend, the answer came from Arroyo's doctors themselves testifying before the Pasay Regional Trial Court: No, she is not that sick, and yes, her lawyers and spokesmen are faking it. In fact, GMA (Arroyo) is fit to leave St. Luke's Medical ...more »

Litigation
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City might pursue litigation in dunes sagebrush lizard case
FuelFix (blog)November 13, 2011

“We're taking a step,” he said. “I can't say we have all the Kathleen Thurber can be reached at kthurber@mrt.com. BBrown79: 130 octane fuel cheap domestic and abundant! you can run more timing and compression with NG and it would... saved: That is ...more »

Business Law
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Where have all the women gone in Jerusalem?
Ha'aretzNovember 14, 2011

Following the scandal, a national by-law was instituted forbidding pictures of women in swimsuits in the streets. Oberson says that the Israeli public space is "too puritanical" and so he has stopped advertising there. Under the law, the advertiser ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Haggar-JCPenney "Trade In-Trade Up" Event Benefits Military Order of the ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 14, 2011

Please encourage everyone you know to visit JCPenney and participate in this great event -- it's a win-win situation -- you and your friends get a new pair of pants at a low price and MOPH benefits from their contribution to our thrift store operations ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Fraud reports rising as online shopping picks up
Washington ExaminerNovember 28, 2011

If a merchant looks suspicious, look up the vendor with the Better Business Bureau or your local consumer protection agency. » Don't believe promises of fast or easy money. » Pay with a credit card because you are only liable for $50 in unauthorized ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Lawyer's Golden Retriever Didn't Die in Vain: Police Shooting ...
ABA JournalNovember 17, 2011

It's too late for the elderly golden retriever who belonged to Florida personal injury Roy Glass. But after he and his wife mounted a public campaign over the killing of their 12-year-old arthritic pet, who was shot to death by a St. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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A Conservative Icon Upholds the Health Care Act
The AtlanticNovember 9, 2011

He teaches courses in constitutional law and creative writing for law students at the University of Baltimore. He lives in Washington, DC Garrett Epps, a former reporter for The Washington Post, is a novelist and legal scholar. He lives in Washington, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Dyadic International Announces Arbitration Decision
Sacramento BeeNovember 28, 2011

28, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Dodd-Frank without the Dodd and the Frank
CFO.com Magazine (blog)November 30, 2011

... breath of compliance officers on a frequent basis for over a year now, but the lawmakers won't be in a position of influential power when the many details of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act continue to be ironed out. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Ex-Och-Ziff's Fancy Wins Damages Over Botched Home Deal
BusinessWeekNovember 15, 2011

15 (Bloomberg) -- Zain Fancy, former head of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC's Asian real estate unit, won S$2.27 million ($1.8 million) from a Singapore law firm he said caused a planned home purchase transaction to be terminated. ...more »

Charles River Associates (CRA) Continues Expansion of Capabilities in ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)November 21, 2011

As a partner in the Financial Advisory Services Practice, she provided expert testimony in commercial lawsuits, mediations and arbitrations, assisted Fortune 500 clients in recovery from natural and man-made disasters, and also served as a leader in ...more »

Sports Law
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US Department of Education reviewing Marquette response to sex assault reports
Washington PostNovember 11, 2011

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said in May that law enforcement couldn't adequately investigate the two alleged sexual assault cases because Marquette's public safety department didn't tell authorities about the allegations and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Charges against LP schools dismissed
The Herald ArgusNovember 29, 2011

“The La Porte Community School Corporation is pleased that the single criminal charge against it has been dismissed,” said defense attorney Martin Kus. “Judge Koethe's reasoned opinion relied upon well established case law from the Indiana Supreme ...more »

No season? No problem: Time for the rest of us to move on as NBA lockout heads ...
Washington PostNovember 15, 2011

That would be like saying, “Hey, would you rather spend the day with an IRS auditor going over your tax return or at the dentist getting a root canal?” They're both repulsive options. Same with the NBA lockout, which features billionaire owners ...more »

Better late than never
Pakistan ObserverNovember 19, 2011

The struggle for women's liberation from the age-old practices of social and financial discrimination is finally materialising into legal redress. For years, Pakistani women — especially in the interior of Sindh and Punjab — have been subjected to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Recent Trends in Legal Regulation of Information Security
The Moscow TimesNovember 21, 2011

Sometimes protection measures required by the law are not proportional to aims of such protection. Information security in commercial sphere is designed to save money for business and not vice versa. Generally speaking, recent changes in the legal ...more »

Environmental Law
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With help from Jen Martinez, Michelle Quinn and Kim Hart
PoliticoNovember 29, 2011

John Otto; Tod Cohen, eBay's vice president and deputy general counsel of global government relations, intellectual property, regulatory and asset protection; Indiana state Sen. Luke Kenley on behalf of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board; ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Wills and estates – Part III
CXpressNovember 3, 2011

As mentioned previously, a Will should be clear so rather than do it yourself, consult an attorney well versed in the drafting of such documents. Q: I am what is referred to as a 'Swallow' ie I live in the UK and come to Knysna for the summer to play ...more »

Family Law
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The most depressing part of family law
AsiaOneNovember 9, 2011

Family lawyers say such bitter custody battles are common when marriages break down. "Custody is the most depressing part of family law," said Ms Tan, who has been a family lawyer for 17 years. Such acrimony is also revealed in statistics from the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Political battles rage in state over workers' compensation
San Francisco ExaminerNovember 20, 2011

The politics of workers' compensation, which provides aid to those with job-related illnesses and injuries, resemble medieval Europe's perpetual wars. Employers, labor unions, insurers, medical care providers and attorneys who specialize in ...more »

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