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Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

Professors, police work to improve enforcement
MSU State NewsNovember 1, 2011

A group of MSU professors will work with Michigan State Police officials to expand on strategies to respond to and prevent crime. The Michigan State Police was one of four agencies to receive a $400000 grant from the Department of Justice to develop ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Commission adjourns officer's hearing after city rests
Superior TelegramNovember 5, 2011

The account was created to support the law enforcement fitness center. Officers and deputies, including Babic, voluntarily contribute to the fund to maintain and purchase equipment for the center. The Superior Police and Fire Commission adjourned the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Cuomo to sign bill to expand health coverage for autism
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

Cuomo plans to sign the bill in a ceremony at the state Capitol. Former Gov. David Paterson vetoed similar legislation last year that would have required expanded health care coverage, saying it could cost the state and municipalities $70 million a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Delegation Welcomes Cook Inlet Natural Gas Discovery by Escopeta
Alaska Native NewsNovember 7, 2011

The discovery is good news for Southcentral residents, who face rising utility bills because of declining gas supplies, and explains why the delegation fought so hard with the Obama administration and its agencies to overcome Jones Act issues that ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration Reform - Only in US do illegal immigrants feel entitled
Cherokee TribuneNovember 4, 2011

The latest reminder of that came courtesy of a lawsuit filed by three such illegal immigrants in federal court against Cobb County — a suit that wisely was tossed by Judge Charles Pannell Jr. of the US District Court for the Northern District of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Tradewinds
Salt Lake TribuneNovember 1, 2011

Telesphere, a Phoenix-based telecommunications and Internet services provider, has hired David Fowers as a cloud communications specialist. He will be responsible for the marketing and sales of Telesphere's cloud-based products to business customers ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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The Quartet merely serves as a facade of peace mediation
The Daily StarNovember 2, 2011

Also interestingly, their scope of work – as defined in their own statement – was aimed to “resolve the current crisis” and not necessarily bring about a lasting peace among the parties, even as the same statement paid lip-service to a supposed peace ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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USDOJ: Justice Department Requires Divestiture to Preserve Health-Insurance...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)November 8, 2011

The Justice Department's Antitrust Division, along with the Montana Attorney General's Office, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in United States District Court for the District of Montana to block the proposed agreement. At the same time, the department ...more »

Animal Law
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Orphaned Bear Cubs, Cared For At Wildlife Rehab Center, To Return To The Wild ...
Huffington PostNovember 3, 2011

Two bear cubs that were orphaned after their mother was shot by a Colorado Division of Wildlife officer in August are healthy and receiving care at a wildlife sanctuary on Colorado's Western Slope, according to a press release from the Animal Law...more »

Intellectual Property
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Samsung Renews Tessera License
MarketWatch (press release)November 16, 2011

"We are delighted to have Samsung, a worldwide leader in memory technology, elect to renew its license agreement with Tessera, Inc.," said Richard Chernicoff, president of the Intellectual Property and Micro-electronics Division of Tessera, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Women's Health Litigation Update: Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris Representing ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 1, 2011

Boston Scientific litigation and the successful resolution of approximately 750 cases as part of the In Re: ProtoGen Sling and Vesica System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 1387 settlement. Attorney Ernest Cory served as Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Economic policies that do not add up
Malaysia StarNovember 24, 2011

And, if Pakatan captures Putrajaya, PAS will pull the country one way and PKR in another and the DAP, a third way – demanding that affirmative action policies are abolished immediately. Each is committed to its own constituents in different ways. ...more »

BTC considers cutting aviation program
Janesville GazetteNovember 4, 2011

4, 2011 On the agenda: The board could vote to suspend the college's aviation program. Current students would be allowed to finish, but no new students could enroll in the program. ROCK TOWNSHIP — Members of the Blackhawk Technical College Board in ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Updated dilapidated property protocol to be given formal legal status
Out-Law.comNovember 2, 2011

... or tenant's surveyor, reasonably believes to be the landlord's intentions for the property. Property law expert Sarah Campey of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that this change was introduced because the Civil Procedure Rule...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A Barnstorming Month For Moneybarn And Non Prime Car Sales
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011

As the Finance and Leasing Association publish figures showing a 8% increase in car finance lending in August, moneybarn, the UK's leading bad credit car funder, have announced a ninth consecutive record month of lending in the non-prime sector. ...more »

Litigation
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Law Firms Recognized in Best Lawyers
State JournalNovember 7, 2011

The Charleston firm also ranked as a top tier firm in appellate practice, commercial litigation, insurance law, legal malpractice law-defendants, mass tort litigation/class actions-defendants, personal injury litigation-defendants, product liability...more »

Business Law
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Theft of game hens could cost Ark. sheriff his job
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland filed a petition Monday asking for Searcy County Sheriff Kenney Cassell's removal from office. Hiland says the theft of Cornish game hens is "an infamous crime" that bars Cassell from holding office. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils plans to expand services to military...
MassLive.comNovember 3, 2011

Deval L. Patrick on Wednesday named November as "hire a veteran month" and said he will submit a bill for $500000 to train and employ military veterans who qualify for state benefits. Patrick held an event at the Statehouse to release a series of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man Arrested in Huntington on Child Porn Charges
WOWKNovember 14, 2011

West Virginia State Police troopers arrested Michael Walker after they found files on his computer showing minors in sexual acts, police said. Investigators said they used information from the Internet Crimes Against Children database to track which ...more »

Personal Injury
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Appeals court revives personal-injury case dismissed by impeached federal judge
The RepublicNovember 25, 2011

AP NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has revived a personal-injury lawsuit dismissed by a federal judge in New Orleans who later was removed from the bench by Congress. Wednesday's ruling by a three-judge panel from the 5th US Circuit Court of ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional rights
Jackson SunNovember 2, 2011

Even when we dislike or disagree with those who would use their rights to the edge of the law, we must protect them. We are speaking, of course, of the Occupy Wall Street movement so prominent in the media of late. But we could also be talking about ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Edit: Medical negligence needs healing hand
Daily News & AnalysisNovember 3, 2011

Medical malpractice is an act of a doctor or other medical professional of doing something - or failing to do something - that harms the patient. It may result in a complication, prolonged pain, costlier treatment or even death. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Priory Hall shows how housing rights are easily trampled upon
Irish TimesNovember 7, 2011

Indeed, there are no provisions in the Building Regulations that enable consumers, purchasers or renters to report and effectively obtain a remedy for breaches of these regulations. Some recent legislation, such as consumer protection for those with ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Inheriting a Home, and a Loan
New York TimesNovember 17, 2011

Thirty-one percent of people 65 and older, in fact, have home mortgages, according to the Census Bureau. “Most of my clients just end up selling the house,” Ms. Grimaldi said, “taking the proceeds and saying, 'Thank you, Mom.' ” But if the beneficiary ...more »

Pension Trusts Fret About Shortfalls
Wall Street JournalNovember 7, 2011

The union, under new labor accords reached last month with GM, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler, will seek to divert 10% of active workers' profit-sharing checks into the VEBA funds, but the plan still needs to clear legal hurdles and could get blocked by ...more »

Sports Law
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You still can't beat the 1960 Series
Pasadena Star-NewsNovember 1, 2011

In fact, if you remove Vernon Law and Harvey Haddix (a combined 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA in the series) from the stats, Pittsburgh pitchers were 0-3 with a 12.75 ERA. Game Seven easily was the most exciting series-decider ever. Pittsburgh led 4-0 after four ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Connecticut DUI Defense Lawyer Jay Ruane publishes Reckless Driving E-Book
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

"With over 250 people going to jail for reckless driving last year alone, you cannot cut corners when defending these cases," says Ruane. Ruane is a member of Ruane Attorneys, Connecticut's largest criminal defense firm with 6 attorneys handling DUI, ...more »

LaRoque lawyers up
WRAL.com (blog)November 18, 2011

You know, I'm a partner for PriceWaterhouseCooper, so I'm familiar with audit compliance issues. So we're just going through this process as we would with anybody." Tillis said he needed to independently confirm the facts in Ovaska's report. ...more »

Law School Fights Former ND Attorney General's Age Discrimination Suit
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)November 23, 2011

Michigan State University College of Law, which was hit with an age discrimination lawsuit over the summer in Washington federal court, is fighting back, filing a motion this week to dismiss the case or at least sever it from the other defendants and ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Euro bonds blamed for MF Global's crash
The AustralianNovember 4, 2011

THERE is a growing sense of irony that the collapse of international derivatives dealer MF Global was not caused by one of the many synthetic financial instruments it specialised in but a position in government bonds -- an asset class that normally ...more »

Environmental Law
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San Leon Energy plc Announces the Completion of the Acquisition of Realm ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 11, 2011

Currently, San Leon Shares are admitted to trading on London's Alternative Investment Market ("AIM") under the symbol "SLE". Realm Energy shareholders who desire to trade San Leon Shares they will receive pursuant to the Arrangement in on-market ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Free legal clinics for veterans scheduled
Your Houston NewsNovember 15, 2011

Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. ...more »

Family Law
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Obama health care law has unexpected beneficiaries
The Associated PressNovember 3, 2011

Employer-sponsored health insurance for retirees has been shriveling for years, ever since companies were required to report the estimated liability to investors. Democrats who wrote the new law wanted to provide an incentive for employers to keep ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' Comp Rating Bureau chose interim chief
Sacramento Business JournalNovember 23, 2011

The organization that advises California regulators on workers' compensation rates has appointed an interim president. The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has tagged Timothy Benjamin, the organization's senior vice president ...more »

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