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Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

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Administrative Law
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 17, 2011

As Conservator and regulator, FHFA has three principal mandates set forth in law that direct and motivate FHFA's activities and decisions involving the Enterprises. First, as I have noted, FHFA has a statutory responsibility as Conservator of the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care costs outpace inflation [Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)]
Insurance News Net (press release)November 27, 2011

One reason: The 1974 Prepaid Health Care Act, which requires employers to offer coverage to full-time employees, has led to Hawaii having one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the nation. Only 8 percent of Hawaii residents have no health insurance. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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With registration nearing, Jones, Heflin consider running for seats again
LubbockOnline.comNovember 19, 2011

Civil rights groups and some Democratic lawmakers challenged the Texas House and Senate, as well as congressional, maps the Republican dominated Legislature approved this year on grounds that they violate the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 landmark ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings On Immigration Law
ILW.comNovember 30, 2011

Roger Algase, Esq., is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has been practicing business immigration law in New York City for more than 20 years. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Like Two Ships Passing in the Night: US and Europe Consider Patent Eligibility ...
Patent DocsNovember 23, 2011

The opinion finds little help in deciding this question in the prior UK precedent, and while the legal analyses in the US cases "deserve great respect," they entail "obvious risks" relating to the differences between European and US patent law (citing ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Apple targets, misleading porn domains
GigaOmNovember 3, 2011

Resolution of domain name disputes under WIPO applies internationally, and its dispute resolution procedures are streamlined compared to litigation and often concludes within just a couple of months. Apple can either have the domain names in question ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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HunterMaclean receives 21 'first tier' awards from U.S. News & World Report
Savannah Morning NewsNovember 1, 2011

In the survey, HunterMaclean was recognized with first-tier rankings in the following categories: commercial litigation, construction law, employee benefits (ERISA) law, employment law – management, environmental law, health care law, immigration law, ...more »

Animal Law
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There are rules to follow when raising nontraditional farm animals
Southgate News HeraldNovember 19, 2011

The Michigan Right to Farm Act. This law defines what constitutes a farm and what protections a farmer has to raise an animal. Animal Industry Act: This law regulates what animals can be imported into the state, what animals are classified as farm ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Boot up: LG signs patent deal with Intellectual Ventures, nightmare Google ...
The Guardian (blog)November 9, 2011

"LG will be able to access IV's patents to threaten counter-attacks against any firm planning an intellectual property lawsuit." Such as who, we wonder? The story mentions Kodak, but that company is in a lot of financial pain. Others which have signed ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Kantor & Kantor Provides Guidelines on New Consumer Protection Law for ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

Insurance company bias will not be the subject of expensive discovery disputes and discovery will only involve the credibility of doctors' opinions about an insured's disability." About Kantor & Kantor, LLP Kantor & Kantor is one of the largest law...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Pat Buchanan's Worst MSNBC Moments
Media Matters for AmericaNovember 3, 2011

Buchanan: Obama's Higher Education Was "Probably Affirmative Action All The Way." From the April 26, 2011, edition of MSNBC's Hardball: MATTHEWS: Because this is an incredible assertion, Pat. It's an incredible assertion to make about the president of ...more »

Abu Dhabi Shifts From Wells to Sky With Aerospace Hub Ambitions
BusinessWeekNovember 24, 2011

24 (Bloomberg) -- The United Arab Emirates plans to manufacture its own business jets before the end of the decade and become a main supplier to Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS, as the oil-rich region transforms itself into a global aviation hub. ...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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Covering Consumers: The Impact of Credit Scores
KIMTNovember 10, 2011

You've probably heard the commercials warning that if your credit score is less than perfect you might not be able to buy a nice car, purchase a house, or even a cool new phone. So will a bad credit score really prevent you from reaching some life ...more »

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BNA Books Announces the Publication of the "2011 Cumulative Supplement" to ...
PR Newswire (press release)November 28, 2011

Intellectual Property Taxation: Transaction and Litigation Issues, with 2011 Cumulative Supplement is authored by Jeffrey A. Maine, Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, Portland, ME, and Xuan-Thao N. Nguyen, Professor of Law at ...more »

Business Law
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Digitas CEO Laura Lang to Lead Time Inc.
Wall Street JournalNovember 30, 2011

... from magazine advertising and circulation. Since Mr. Griffin's ouster, the company has been run by a three-person team of executives that included John Huey, Maurice Edelson and Howard Averill, an editor, lawyer and a chief financial officer. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Capitol Alert: Assemblyman Richard Pan to seek California benefits for ousted ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 10, 2011

Gay and lesbian veterans who were dishonorably discharged from the military in years past because of their sexual orientation would be eligible for state benefits under legislation being crafted by a Sacramento assemblyman. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Hartford Man Faces 15 Years After Child Porn Plea
Hartford CourantNovember 8, 2011

Hartford police tracked him to the library in 2009 after learning he had failed to register his address with the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry. An examination of the laptop computer Van Wyk had at the library showed that it contained more than 500 ...more »

Personal Injury
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Fairfax Personal Injury Doctor Helps Locals Get Relief from Auto Accident ...
1888 Press Release (press release)November 10, 2011

Auto accident injury pain can severely compromise a person's ability to function. Those in the Fairfax, VA area suffering from pain related to an auto accident have found fast relief from Dr. Shirine Hegazi. (1888PressRelease) November 10, 2011 - Dr. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Legal experts advise sack of five governors
The Nation NewspaperNovember 29, 2011

If this appeal fails, that exactly will be the state of the law.” “It is my humble view that the appeal should succeed. “Section 180(2) of the Constitution does not envisage a situation in which a person can physically occupy the position of governor ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Death of Michael Jackson
International Business TimesNovember 29, 2011

He also made it clear that the case was one of criminal negligence and criminal homicide, not simply medical malpractice. He noted the recklessness and knowledge of risk that distinguished criminal negligence in this case. "His or her act [in criminal ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Officials Release 'Financial Aid Shopping Sheet' Draft
Campus ProgressNovember 4, 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would have the authority to enforce such a policy under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to a press release. “In these tough economic times, the stakes have never been ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Summary Judgments for Nov. 30
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 30, 2011

Large law firms in Philadelphia's mid-Atlantic district are feeling confident enough to shop for trophy office space, which has helped the nonresidential real estate market there. And the Dallas Fed said that while most prices are stable or falling, ...more »

Jury Selection Set in Civil Case Pitting Developer Against Riverside County
Valley NewsNovember 24, 2011

RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is slated to get under way Monday in a civil trial to determine whether a Temecula real estate concern is owed millions of dollars from Riverside County for alleged breach of contract connected to an abandoned commercial...more »

Sports Law
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John Tierney kin's fate in hands of jury
Boston HeraldNovember 30, 2011

The first case to be tried under President George W. Bush's Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 is in the hands of a jury charged with deciding if a congressman's brother-in-law took American sports fanatics for ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Wisconsin Democratic Party says Walker supported a bill that makes it easier ...
PolitiFactNovember 10, 2011

"It doesn't make it 'easier' on drunk drivers," said Hawkins, a National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' expert on drunken driving issues. "It makes it so prosecutors have to do more work to assure judges and juries that the evidence they are ...more »

WeiserMazars LLP Promotes Three Senior Managers to Partner in New York City ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

He has extensive knowledge in IRS, state, and local tax law and policy. As a tax controversy specialist, Mr. Cohen has been involved with tax litigation, examination and appeals, and has helped to craft voluntary disclosure agreements. ...more »

Campus assaults: Proposal changes how prosecutions are handled
The Daily ProgressNovember 14, 2011

The bill, which has become known as Kathryn's Law, has drawn support from the family of Morgan D. Harrington, a Tech student who was killed after she left a concert at UVa's John Paul Jones Arena. But the original proposal was strongly opposed last ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Hull Barrett, PC Finalist for Primerus Community Service Award
PR Web (press release)November 21, 2011

Hull Barrett, PC is a full service law firm with 27 attorneys firm wide with offices in Augusta and Evans, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina. The firm is engaged in a general civil practice providing a broad range of legal services with an emphasis on ...more »

Environmental Law
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Opinions differ on what Ohio repeal of union law means for Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal SentinelNovember 9, 2011

Wisconsin has no similar process allowing voters to repeal laws passed by state officials. But Walker opponents say the Ohio vote is giving them a shot of energy as they move ahead with a recall effort scheduled to begin against the governor Tuesday. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Will Drafter
This is LincolnshireNovember 25, 2011

Trust Wills & Probate are looking for a Will Drafter to join their team in Lincoln. The job role will involve drafting wills, LPA's and other associated documents. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team. ...more »

Family Law
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Last updated at 3:54 PM on 27th November 2011
Daily MailNovember 27, 2011

Made secretly in 2004, it shows her father - Texas family law judge William Adams - viciously beating her with a belt when she was just 16-years-old. In it, Adams, who has since been suspended on full pay from his post - screams at his disabled ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comNovember 9, 2011

This appeal arises from the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Board of Review Final Order dated April 26, 2010, in which the Board affirmed an November 2, 2009, Order of the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges. In its Order, the Office of Judges ...more »


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