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Craigslist becoming more popular for scammers
WDAYNovember 1, 2011

Last year The Internet Crime Complaint Center-an FBI partner-received 328 complaints in North Dakota, about 9% of that related to computer crimes. Seller beware. Scam artists are targeting people who sell on Craigslist. As a consumer credit counselor, ...more »

Internet privacy tools said failing
UPI.comNovember 1, 2011

The privacy tools are meant to be a response to the growth of online behavioral advertising, which targets Internet users with advertising based on their online activity, a Carnegie Mellon release said Monday. "The status quo clearly is insufficient to ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Law issued which makes Dubal a corporation
gulfnews.comNovember 1, 2011

According to the law, the corporation, which operates on a commercial basis and is affiliated to the Dubai Investment Corporation, will be headquartered in Dubai, and its board of directors has the right to open branches inside and outside the emirate. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Employers Consider Dropping Insurance Plans Once Health Law Provisions Take Effect
Fox NewsNovember 1, 2011

AP October 20, 2011: Patients receive free dental care at a free health clinic sponsored by CareNow at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Three years before the new health care law takes full effect, a survey of employers has found 30 percent ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Chop Government Money Meeting - CHOGM [analysis]
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 2, 2011

Can you imagine that they went to CHOGM - Chop Government Money Meeting- to act as time keepers? If not that their teacher, Rooben Harbaty was also there, we would not have known that President Jones may not have been physically present; but he was not ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama Employers Get Training About Immigration Law
Fox NewsNovember 7, 2011

The new law requires businesses to use a federal system known as E-Verify to ensure that new employees are in the country legally and not in violation of the new law. Elebash told the employers she is often asked about E-Verify and told employers they ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Dyadic International Reports 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results
Sacramento BeeNovember 4, 2011

3, 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 »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Qantas Grounding Forces Action On Labor Dispute
Aviation WeekNovember 1, 2011

An act of high-stakes brinksmanship by Qantas has set the stage for the near-term resolution of a protracted labor conflict that has been clouding the airline's future. Following two days of emergency meetings, Fair Work Australia ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Foster Wheeler Signs License Agreement for Large-Scale Circulating Fluidized ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 1, 2011

... as expressed by its backlog), its liquidity, the outcome of litigation and legal proceedings and recoveries from customers for claims and the costs of current and future asbestos claims and the amount and timing of related insurance recoveries. ...more »

Animal Law
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Fired From a Shelter After Photographing the Animals
New York Times (blog)November 8, 2011

“Animals are often euthanized for kennel cough, which is treatable for like 10 bucks, and most of them get kennel cough right away,” explained Rachel Hirschfeld, a founder of the New York County Lawyers Association's Animal Law Committee. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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McDermott Wins Victory for Extreme Networks in High-Profile Patent ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 8, 2011

More than 125 members of McDermott's intellectual property team hold technical and/or scientific degrees and more than 100 are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). McDermott's Intellectual Property practice includes ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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doeLEGAL Adds Industry Leader to its Litigation Team
Benzinga (press release)November 3, 2011

doeK2 Discovery (K2) is an integrated, end-to-end litigation management and reporting solution for managing legal projects to mitigate risk and reduce e-Discovery costs. K2 gives corporate legal departments and law firms the ability to manage the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action legislation sees halt
UW Badger HeraldNovember 3, 2011

Democrats in the state Assembly managed to temporarily stall a vote on a controversial surprise amendment on affirmative action brought into Tuesday night's floor meeting, which flowed into the early hours of Wednesday morning. ...more »

Platinum Aviation Opens Its Third Cirrus Flight Training and Aircraft Rental ...
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

Platinum Aviation continues its expansion, today announcing the opening of its newest Cirrus Aircraft Center at the Palm Beach, North County Airport. The leader in the Cirrus Aircraft Partner Network, Platinum Aviation adds yet another Cirrus Aircraft ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Leagle.comNovember 4, 2011

In this landlord-tenant dispute, we find that the plaintiff-landlord has the right to bring an action for common-law nuisance in Supreme Court in the face of defendants-tenants' alleged four-year campaign of premeditated and malicious harassment ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Criminal Justice System Is Broke - Paul Erokoro (SAN) [interview]
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 1, 2011

In this interview, he speaks about the bankruptcy in the Nigerian justice system. The judiciary has been torn apart with crisis, what do you say about that? The judiciary is quite stable but it is true that in the recent past we have had some pretty ...more »

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First Advantage Litigation Consulting to present at Litigation Summit in ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)November 1, 2011

Dr. Georg Kirsch, Senior Litigation Counsel, Bayer AG Dr. Ulrich Zwach, Leiter Regulatory & Public Law, Deutsche Telekom AG Dr. Clemens-August Heusch, LL.M. Legal Counsel, Litigation, Legal & IP, Nokia GmbH.more »

Business Law
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Feds charge Philly's 'King of Porn' companies with money laundering ...
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 1, 2011

The Daily News reported in June that Cohen sits atop a multimillion-dollar porn and phone-sex empire with offices near the Liberty Bell. Andrew L. Miller, an attorney for National A-1 Advertising, declined Tuesday afternoon to comment.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Chase Military Credit Cards Unveil Enhanced Cash Back Rewards, No Foreign ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

The new enhancements, designed to benefit service members and their families at home and abroad, are available on Chase's Military Star Rewards MasterCard; Air Force Club MasterCard; Army Morale, Welfare, Recreation (MWR) MasterCard; Navy MWR ...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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Time for No-Fault Reform
PropertyCasualty360November 1, 2011

In an effort to hold down costs, the state adopted a fee schedule limiting the amount insurers have to pay for common medical treatments associated with car accidents. The state's medical society took issue with the change and sued to stop its ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Tanzania rejects Draft Constitution
AfricalegalbriefNovember 6, 2011

“There are serious shortfalls in the contents of the document….even the style of this important law is not accepted and is completely unprofessional,” said Deus Kibamba, Chairman of the Forum. The government took the Constitution Review Bill back to ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Fate of proposed health commission hangs in the balance
DAWN.comNovember 2, 2011

He added that under the proposed laws the healthcare providers might be held negligent only on one of the following two grounds: firstly that a health professional does not possess the requisite skills which he professes to have and secondly that he ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Collection agencies can sometimes overstep boundaries
Hamilton SpectatorNovember 2, 2011

Now, I'm sure there are very reputable agencies out there, which do their best to respect Ontario's Collections Agencies Act, and the Consumer Protection Act. But, some do not. In 2010, collection agencies blew away the competition, topping the MCS hit ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust Prices $40 Million Public Offering of ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)November 3, 2011

... applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws. HREIT is a real estate investment trust which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols HNT.UN (Trust Units) and HNT.DB. ...more »

Austin's DMX, Pandora team up for new product aimed at businesses
Austin American-StatesmanNovember 2, 2011

Austin-based commercial music services company DMX Inc. and Internet music giant Pandora have teamed up to offer customizable radio stations to businesses big and small. The new service, Pandora for Business, allows companies ...more »

Sports Law
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Basketball / Women's League / IBA cancels women's hoops season
Ha'aretzNovember 7, 2011

The players demanded to reinstall the "Russian Law," which ensured that at least two Israelis would be on court at all times. Last week the players shut down the season's opening game day, and the IBA responded with an ultimatum: Get back on court by ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Crime victims seek more say in judicial process
Morris Daily HeraldNovember 10, 2011

Jack King, staff attorney for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, based in Washington, DC, agreed. “We have no place for a three-party criminal justice system,” he said. It's the government versus the accused. ...more »

Wine & Bull
Willamette WeekNovember 30, 2011

Certainly, the $41000 in dispute is big money for most people. IRS data for 2008, published this summer, show that two-thirds of Oregon tax filers claimed gross incomes of $50000 or less. But the contested sum is peanuts for the Pamplins, amounting to ...more »

Religion and the workplace don't always mix: EEOC complaints are on the rise
Plain DealerNovember 17, 2011

While employers tend to be familiar with sexual harassment, family leave, age discrimination, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not even be aware of the law regarding religion in the workplace until they face a religious challenge, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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PAL row, Occupy Wall Street
Inquirer.netNovember 12, 2011

The only limitations to the exercise of this prerogative are existing laws, legal contracts, and observance of due process and principles of fair play, justice and good faith. There is no space to discuss here the legal merits and demerits of the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Romney's energy plan promotes fossil fuels, dismisses solar, wind
MiamiHerald.comNovember 7, 2011

Romney rejects government support for wind and solar energy development. "To begin with, wind and solar power, two of the most ballyhooed forms of alternative fuel, remain sharply uncompetitive on their own with conventional resources such as oil and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Military service members/veterans to venefit from legal clinic
Bixby BulletinNovember 8, 2011

Volunteer attorneys will be on site providing legal advice on issues including family law, wills and probate, veterans' benefits, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, bankruptcy and foreclosure. Service members and veterans who need ...more »

Family Law
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Free legal help for state's military families
Royal Oak Daily TribuneNovember 1, 2011

"The landlord was telling them that they had to pay out the remainder of the lease in exact opposition to the service member relief act." The mess was cleared up with the help of Cooley Law School's Service to Soldiers: Legal Assistance Referral ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Renaissance Alliance Partners with InsureLinx to Launch EZPayIns(TM), an Agent ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

This old paradigm significantly limits the customers' ability to obtain the best possible solution for their workers compensation needs." Jeff Harris, President and founder of InsureLinx, says: "I am an independent insurance agent myself. ...more »


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