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Why Contain Iran When Its Own Aims Will Do Just That?: Vali Nasr
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Even while claiming nefarious outsiders are fomenting the unrest in Syria, they have begun to add veiled criticisms of the regime's brutal crackdown, an obvious means of pandering to the street. What's more, Iran's leaders perceive that it is the US ...more »

Yankees Waiting On Cashman & His Lawyers
WasWatching.comNovember 1, 2011

“All the terms and conditions are done,” said the source, who declined to provide details of the contract. “My understanding is (Cashman) was going over it with his lawyer (Saturday night).” According to published reports, the Yankees were agreeable to ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Henry To Reintroduce License for Late Night Businesses
Patch.comNovember 22, 2011

During that hearing, Henry said too many good businesses, such as Royal Farms, were objecting to the proposal. Follow North Baltimore Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Since that hearing, though, Henry said he has devised a way that would prevent the law...more »

Health Care Law
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Altering health law by executive order a no-go, report says
Washington TimesNovember 30, 2011

Courts likely would view an executive order to block new initiatives mandated by the law - such as insurance exchanges and a massive Medicaid expansion - as massively overstepping a president's constitutional boundaries, the agency concludes. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ill. To Let Civil-union Couples File Tax Returns
SalonNovember 29, 2011

A spokeswoman for Mayor Dwight C. Jones said his office wasn't aware of the audit and that the Richmond Tea Party is among 700 businesses that were not compliant with admissions, meals or lodging excise taxes, known collectively as ALM. ...more »

Immigration Law
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National Fair Housing Alliance Applauds Temporary Order to Block Section of ...
PR Newswire (press release)November 29, 2011

29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 23, 2011, the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama temporarily ordered certain Alabama officials to halt enforcement of Section 30 of HB 56, Alabama's discriminatory anti-immigration law, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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APNewsBreak: Honda worker cited under Ala. law
The Associated PressNovember 30, 2011

While some industrial recruiters are worried fallout from the law may harm Alabama's image, development leader Ron Scott said he was unaware of any effect on ongoing recruitment efforts. Scott said he's getting more and more questions about the law and ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Swaab Attorneys | Retail lease bonds and dispute resolution
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)November 11, 2011

Section 69 of Retail Leases Act 1994 provides that any statement or admission made in the course of mediation of a retail tenancy dispute is not admissible at a hearing or in any other legal proceedings. What other Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Kansas still wants to license abortion providers
MSN MoneyNovember 18, 2011

Though legislators who backed the policy said they wanted to deny funds specifically to Planned Parenthood, the measure also affected a clinic in Dodge City that doesn't perform abortions, and that facility has become involved in the litigation.more »

Animal Law
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Wentzville's pit bull law breeds calls for change
STLtoday.comNovember 21, 2011

Gard said he spent a month researching pit bull laws and gathering information from veterinarians, animal control officers and Wentzville residents. He drafted a series of proposed revisions and presented them to his fellow aldermen Nov. 16. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Bayer to bring innovative products into India
Hindu Business LineNovember 16, 2011

Paul Noronha Germany-headquartered Bayer AG is committed to bringing more products into India, said Chairman Dr Marijn Dekkers, even as he underlined the need to protect intellectual property rights in the country. Improving the availability of Bayer ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Petition seeks testimony of likely asbestos plaintiff
Southeast Texas RecordNovember 30, 2011

22 in Jefferson County District Court, states that Philmon suffers from lung cancer - a condition brought on by his asbestos exposure during his employment with Texaco. The anticipated defendants in the pending suit are Texaco and Chevron USA. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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I'm Passionate About Giving, Clothes - Rose Oko [interview]
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 28, 2011

She also says that Nigerian women are yet to get their due in the political arena even with the clamour for the 35 percent affirmative action. I have been working in many capacities for years and I did not have the required satisfaction that I had done ...more »

Fed Stress Test, Aviation Authority, Airwaves: Compliance
BusinessWeekNovember 25, 2011

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority will be given new powers to promote passenger interests, including fining airports for poor performance, under proposals published Nov. 23 by Transport Secretary Justine Greening. The draft Civil Aviation Bill will ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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The Tricky Task of Renovating a Building Without Altering Its Landmark Insides
New York TimesNovember 23, 2011

Landmarked interiors that were tailored to specific purposes, like that of 510 Fifth, with its massive bank vault visible from the street, may be especially difficult to lease. One interior cited by brokers, the 30000-square-foot Great Hall of the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad bank loans may double if recast debt of 2008 turns bad
Economic TimesNovember 14, 2011

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India, or RBI, has raised the spectre of loans restructured during the 2008 credit crisis becoming a drag on banks amid noise for the next round of bailout for airlines and power companies. Bad loans for banks as a ...more »

Litigation
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Homeowners Take Wells Fargo to Court Over Denied Modification
MarketWatch (press release)November 29, 2011

The Orange County, California-based real estate and litigation law firm raised a number of potential legal violations, including improper securitization of the homeowner's loan, the refusal to honor an originally granted loan modification, ...more »

Business Law
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Is the Difference Between These Two Ads Homophobia?
The Atlantic WireNovember 30, 2011

...So Manhunt was within the letter of the law, AND went the extra mile to make sure our ad was appropriately placed." Gawker's Brian Moylan, went a little further. "This writer is trying to paint herself as a liberal, sex-positive, feminist, but, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Army National Guard Soldiers Back from Iraq Learn About Benefits
ReadMedia (press release)November 18, 2011

WHAT: A 30-day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event at which the combat veterans and their families will learn about the benefits they can take advantage of, as well as some of the stresses service members and their families experience following a combat ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Camp Counselor Who Enticed Minors to Engage in Sexual Activity on the Internet...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)November 18, 2011

Children don't necessarily know whom they are interacting with when on the Internet and can be placed in difficult or dangerous positions by those who seek to exploit them. I want to commend the FBI, the other members of the Connecticut Computer Crimes...more »

Personal Injury
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Businessman Fined after Employee Breaks Back in Roof Fall
Injuries Direct NewsNovember 16, 2011

A Carmarthenshire businessman has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after an employee suffered serious personal injury in a fall from height accident. Twenty four year old Daniel Elliot, from Nottingham, was working for Towy ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Rule of law should prevail
Inquirer.netNovember 28, 2011

Almost 80 years ago, an author of the 1935 Constitution, Claro M. Recto, commented on violations of constitutional guarantees: “Isolated infractions if left uncorrected may in time become a chronic condition. If the constitution is allowed to be ...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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Dodd: Dodd-Frank is 'working' [VIDEO]
Daily CallerNovember 11, 2011

On GOP efforts to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the former senator from Connecticut was not worried. “I think it's campaign season. And I worked hard to pass the bill, with a lot of other people, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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New Law to benefit home buyers
Invest In IndiaNovember 14, 2011

A Real Estate Regulatory Authority will also be established under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2011, whose draft was made public by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja here. Once the law comes ...more »

LEGAL NOTICES: Provincetown Banner Oct. 27, 2011
Wicked LocalNovember 1, 2011

Please contact us before 1pm EST Thursday for publication in the following Thursdays' edition The Town of Province-town is accepting sealed proposals for the Commercial Street Reconstruction Project - Water Improvements. The sealed proposals will be ...more »

Sports Law
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Bill not consistent with statutes of international bodies
Hindustan TimesNovember 27, 2011

The ministry of sports no doubt has good intentions to significantly improve the overall standard of sports in India, but going all out to enact a law called 'Sports Bill 2011' in its present form is not the best method. There are many alternative ways ...more »

Criminal Defense
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With no background checks for jurors, Cellini conviction shaky
Chicago TribuneNovember 12, 2011

"If you fail to tell the truth on an issue that could result in your being excused … that's a big problem," criminal-defense attorney Mark Rotert said. "Almost invariably, in any jurisdiction, a judge or lawyer will say if you are a convicted felon ...more »

Arberry's sweet deal probably can't shield him from IRS audit
Las Vegas Review - JournalNovember 17, 2011

The IRS probably will audit Arberry, whose attorneys negotiated a sweet deal. Six felonies were negotiated to a single misdemeanor because of the feeble laws weakened by legislators. His sentence: six months of probation, a $1000 fine and paying ...more »

ALP eyes tougher anti-hate laws
The AustralianNovember 22, 2011

In an interview with The Australian, Dr Szoke said the Attorney-General was reviewing all anti-discrimination laws across race, gender, age and sexuality, and she would push to ensure there was no watering down of the laws and even an enhancement of ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Montpelier Citizens United forum draws standing-room crowd
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2011

Federal Campaign laws abridge freedoms of speech, press by limiting how much money individual citizens and citizens groups can donate to their candidates and issues, and they abridge freedom of assembly by declaring it a crime for candidates, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Republicans grill Energy Secretary Chu about Solyndra loan
MiamiHerald.comNovember 18, 2011

One after another accused him of breaking the law. Democrats fired back at Republicans and accused them of mishandling the investigation and siding with the oil, gas and coal industries against renewable energy. The hearing by the Oversight and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Dian Page column: Hinkfuss receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Green Bay Press GazetteNovember 29, 2011

A member of the Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting law firm for more than 30 years, Hinkfuss continues to practice in business law, probate, trusts, wills and employment relations and as an adviser on condemnations. After Hinkfuss received a degree ...more »

Family Law
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Legal cloud starting to lift for Fastow
Houston ChronicleNovember 28, 2011

Fastow is now working full-time for the law firm that represented him in civil matters over the last decade, Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, using his business background under the job title "document review clerk." "We've found him to be very intelligent, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Study: Virginia pays more for workers comp
Augusta Free PressNovember 11, 2011

According to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Virginia had higher prices paid and faster growth compared to study states with fee schedule regulations. The study, Medical Price Index for Workers' Compensation, ...more »

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