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Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
eNews Park ForestNovember 1, 2011

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. The defendant, Shane Mathew Berry, 39, admitted to making a false statement in documents he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2007 bankruptcy ...more »

Gray, others ordered to testify in DC Lottery lawsuit
Washington TimesNovember 1, 2011

A federal judge has compelled Mayor Vincent C. Gray and two council members to testify about a controversial lottery contract awarded in 2008. The order by US District Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson means Mr. Gray and member ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Lenox Holds Hearing on 2012 Budget; New Health Plan Under Review
Madison County CourierNovember 13, 2011

7, 2011) The town of Lenox held a public hearing on its proposed 2012 budget, which exceeds the state's 2 percent tax cap. The 2011 tax levy was $624971. The proposed 2012 levy is at $654832. However, the town passed a local law Oct. 26 and filed it ...more »

Health Care Law
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JOSEPH REISERT: Court's health care law decision based on three key factors
Kennebec JournalNovember 18, 2011

The Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear some of the constitutional challenges to President Barack Obama's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The court's decision to act came as no surprise to court-watchers, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The American LawyerNovember 18, 2011

Lohr's practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and reexaminations, preparing validity and infringement options, preparing trademark applications, and performing clearance investigations. Corporate lawyer MICHAEL WAGER has left ...more »

Immigration Law
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SC immigration law under spotlight
Charleston Regional BusinessNovember 28, 2011

22 that it will analyze the civil rights impact of state immigration enforcement laws with a focus on Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The commission will analyze whether these laws adversely affect the civil rights of both naturalized and ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Dyadic International Announces Arbitration Decision
PR Newswire (press release)November 28, 2011

The remainder of this lawsuit against Dyadic's former outside legal counsel is proceeding in Florida state court against the law firms Greenberg Traurig, Bilzin Sumberg, Moscowitz & Moscowitz and Jenkens & Gilchrist. Also named as defendants in this ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Research Trends and Conclusions: Commercial Litigation 2011
Who's Who LegalNovember 2, 2011

We continue to receive reports of a greater focus from clients on alternative fee arrangements, although it was said that this focus is perhaps less on the structure of payment as it is on reduction of the overall total in question. ...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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Calif animal welfare laws evolve, face challenge
The Associated PressNovember 13, 2011

Environmental groups credit Fearing's contacts and acumen for passage of legislation in September that banned the trade of shark fins for soup in a state that has a market second only to China. She tweets constantly and uses Facebook to goad supporters ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Cisco, Human Genome, Google, Viacom: Intellectual Property
BloombergNovember 3, 2011

In its pleadings, Righthaven had claimed execution of such an order could put its intellectual property -- including software used to identify what it determined were potential infringers -- at risk of being seized and reverse engineered by alleged ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Business news: SIUE staff receive awards
STLtoday.comNovember 30, 2011

Gori specializes in asbestos litigation, benzene litigation and personal injury. Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville staff members were recently awarded the Center for Racial Harmony in Swansea's Phenomenal Women Award. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Disparity study still issue for lawmakers
SunHerald.comNovember 20, 2011

The fear of quotas or affirmative action-type programs is at least one reason some people believe Mississippi has never conducted a study into state contracts with minority businesses. ...more »

Aviation High School breaks ground on new location
Tukwila ReporterNovember 18, 2011

Aviation High School students Jacob Wagner, left, Jenny Gao, center, and Emory Eng, right, examine a plane built by their peers. By STEVE HUNTER Aviation High School junior Jacob Wagner already had a dream come true. He got to fly an airplane solo for ...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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Madoffs race to tell their side of scandal
Irish IndependentNovember 7, 2011

Her own lawyer stepfather, whom Bernie had agreed "as a favour" to allow $1 million deep into the Ponzi scheme, sided with him, pointing out that the Madoffs had to protect themselves. Stephanie grudgingly relented. They were married at the White ...more »

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Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers–Newark Law School Recommends New ...
News from RutgersNovember 28, 2011

NEWARK, NJ – A report by the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law–Newark recommends a series of actions by the State Legislature, school boards, and high school administrators and guidance counselors to help students and their ...more »

Business Law
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Jesse Eisenberg Sues Lionsgate For False Advertising
OlogyNovember 30, 2011

Dollars to donuts that this law suit will be settled out of court. I don't think that Eisenberg would even be that interested in a monetary settlement, just truth and justice. But of course, you could always insert the whole, "you know what's cooler ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Congress agrees to help vets find jobs
Daily PressNovember 14, 2011

•Up to one year of additional Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits for severely disabled veterans. •The Department of Labor will study military skills and training to determine what "should be translatable" to civilian jobs and then work ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Security Firm: Hackers Hit Chemical Companies
TIMENovember 1, 2011

... attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a US computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Daily Journal Shines Spotlight On Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm
Daily MarketsNovember 9, 2011

California's leading legal newspaper has published an in-depth profile of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC, which highlights the firm's high level of client service. The October 14 article featured in the Los ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Italy gives first approval to balanced budget law
Sydney Morning HeraldNovember 30, 2011

Italy's parliament on Wednesday gave initial approval to a new constitutional law that will prevent Italian governments from using debt to finance the deficit in a bid to rein in public finances. The law, which is set to be given final approval next ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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People making news
Detroit Free PressNovember 24, 2011

Devilling also handled numerous business and commercial disputes involving sales, breach of contract, employment, fraud, and partnership issues. The Loyola University Chicago School of Law alum developed a practice concentrating on employment-related ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Shopping season warning issued on dangerous toys
Clinton HeraldNovember 24, 2011

... said contains lead levels higher than allowed under the nation's Consumer Protection Safety Act. MassPIRG representative Sean McGrath presented the organization's annual report on toys at a press conference this week in this Boston suburb. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Leader Newspaper OnlineNovember 27, 2011

The regional government of Andalucía has announced that it is changing its planning laws (LOUA) in an attempt to revitalise the struggling real estate sector by easing the requirements for building in urban areas. However, according to sources in ...more »

Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA, Self Directed IRA Administrators, Will Be ... (press release)November 30, 2011

This will be a ground-up discussion including formation of the business entity that you use for the transaction, lease option law changes, property selection, tenant selection, contract negotiation, mortgage and seller financing laws including the SAFE ...more »

Sports Law
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It was always Joe Paterno's way at Penn State
Boston HeraldNovember 23, 2011

He was the law, and his law was tougher on his kids than any other. He lived near the campus, exercised Marine-like discipline. He threw the rare repeat offenders off the team. He made sure his kids went to class years before the NCAA laid down layer ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Corzine Hires Criminal Attorney
New York TimesNovember 4, 2011

Jon S. Corzine has hired Andrew J. Levander, a leading white-collar criminal defense lawyer, according to three people briefed on the matter, as the former New Jersey governor deals with fallout from the collapse of MF Global, ...more »

Speak Your Piece: Where Are Our Friends?
Daily YonderNovember 18, 2011

According to information submitted to the IRS, 80% of NCBA's total revenue comes from the Checkoff program. It could be fairly stated that their very existence depends on the Beef Checkoff and that producers are being unfairly compelled to finance ...more »

The right to say 'no'
The GuardianNovember 23, 2011

The United Nations identifies children as anyone under 18, and declares the decision to marry cannot be made until that age as children lack the "full maturity and capacity to act". In Bangladesh, early marriage is illegal, yet 66% of girls are married ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law firm partners with Orange County physicians group
The Downey PatriotNovember 3, 2011

... consultations and discounted rates on a wide range of legal services, including healthcare and employment law, trust administration/probate, business litigation, real estate, tax and business planning, and asset protection and estate planning. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Researchers Seek Place for Coal in Clean Energy Movement
State JournalNovember 8, 2011

"It's so important to advance clean coal projects, which is why I am also a sponsor of the American Alternative Fuels Act to allow the federal government to use alternative fuels like coal-to-liquids," said US Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Scholz leaves 'a wonderful legacy'
Quincy Herald WhigNovember 30, 2011

Mr. Scholz's areas of expertise in the legal arena included corporate law, estate planning, wills, trusts and probate. There was also another aspect of law that called to him. "What I enjoyed the most was what has come to be known as 'transactional law ...more »

Family Law
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Family seeks help in slaying of Jazz exec's in-law
The Associated PressNovember 28, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One year after the death of Utah Jazz executive Greg Miller's mother-in-law, her family still struggles to explain her unsolved murder but finds comfort in surrounding themselves with the books she loved so much. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Stressed out employees eligible for workplace compensation as BC amends laws
Winnipeg Free PressNovember 3, 2011

VICTORIA - Stressed out employees in BC will soon be eligible to receive expanded workers' compensation benefits. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the law will be amended soon. She says the current law provides stress benefits to sudden and ...more »


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