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Mayor requests special jobs rules for LA
89.3 KPCCSeptember 1, 2011

At the risk of mentioning reality, I'd point out that if you go out and get Federal regulations lifted, you are in fact "cutting red tape." Anyone working on a project locally would then spend locally. ....like a Chicago machine politician? ...more »

Donald Conkey: Celebrating Labor Day, even when jobs are scarce
Cherokee TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

Few people fully comprehend these powerful words and how they should be used when any segment of America's government becomes too oppressive or unresponsive to a given segment of society. The Labor Movement since 1937 and the Civil Rights Movement ...more »

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Administrative Law
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ACLU claims DPS violated advance public notice rules
Providence Business NewsSeptember 6, 2011

The suit was filed in RI Superior Court by volunteer attorney Jennifer Azevedo, saying the DPS violated state law, the Administrative Procedures Act, which says an agency must issue proposed rules for review and comment 30 days in advance of their ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama administration steps up oversight of health insurers
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate hikes, according to a new requirement of the healthcare law implemented Thursday to get insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. The new rules will mandate that insurers ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Marriage laws and NC's justices
News & ObserverSeptember 12, 2011

Legislative leaders pressing the amendment explain it is crucial to act boldly "to prevent activist judges from overturning the marriage laws already in place." Say what? In North Carolina? Perhaps we should unpack that claim. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Group plans Birmingham rally against Alabama immigration law
al.com (blog)September 1, 2011

3, 2011, consolidated the 3 lawsuits challenging Alabama's immigration law. (AP Photo) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice has scheduled a rally for tonight in opposition to Alabama's new immigration law. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Burmese central bank training employees for exchanging foreign currencies
Mizzima NewsSeptember 21, 2011

The banks are Innwa Bank, Myawaddy Bank, Myanmar Livestock and Fisheries Development Bank, Myanmar Industrial Development Bank, Myanmar Oriental Bank and Kanbawza Bank, a senior official of the Myanmar Livestock and Fisheries Development Bank told ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Increase in Number of Online EU Shoppers but Online Laws need Reform
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsSeptember 7, 2011

Other areas the proposed Directive seeks to address include uniformity in the approach to dispute resolution procedures and the establishment of regulated trust marks for e-tailers. By Izaz Ali (izaz.ali@lawdit.co.uk). Izaz is a commercial solicitor ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Measures to stop litigation culture will have opposite effect, warn experts
The GuardianSeptember 17, 2011

However, the Consumer Justice Alliance, an umbrella body comprised of charities, law firms and insurers, warned that key proposals to transform the personal injury claims system, outlined in the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill, ...more »

Animal Law
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Not So Fast: Critics Decry Horse-Auction Exercise
Wall Street JournalSeptember 9, 2011

Auction houses that trade some of the world's most valuable race horses face increasing pressure to change a key practice that animal rights activists and some trainers say is harmful to the animals. Running 2-year-old horses in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Borders to Sell Intellectual Property for $15.775 Million
AuthorlinkSeptember 20, 2011

BUSINESSWIRE/September 19, 2011--Hilco Streambank, the intellectual property valuation and disposition arm of Hilco Trading, LLC, late last week said that the auction for the intellectual property of Borders which was held on September 14, 2011, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Shrader & Associates Recognizes Mesothelioma Gene Research
PR Web (press release)September 2, 2011

"Many million people are exposed to carcinogenic fibers like asbestos. Fortunately, only few of them ever develop cancer," Michele Carbone, MD, UH Cancer Center director, said. "The question is why is that some people are more susceptible than others. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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ALEC and the Arizona legislature: anti-Affirmative Action Initiative
Tucson CitizenSeptember 5, 2011

05, 2011, under Blog For Arizona by David Safier In 2010, Prop 107, whose purpose was to end affirmative action in Arizona's schools, public employment and public contracting, was passed by the voters. The proposition has a long history which began in ...more »

Corbett announces investment to improve airport safety
GoErie.comSeptember 2, 2011

The $4 million in grants will be provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's aviation development program. Funding for the program is provided by the state's jet-fuel tax, and leverages more than $1.3 million in local matching funds. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Winstanley Pitches Downtown Land Deal
New Haven IndependentSeptember 30, 2011

Winstanley replied that it's up to the tenants in his buildings to make hiring decisions. He said it's a difficult subject for a landlord to broach. He recently polled his tenants, he said, and learned that 21 percent of employees at Higher One live in ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Lehman, Boston Generating, Dodgers, M Waikiki: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 1, 2011

The Madoff firm began liquidating in December 2008, with the appointment of the trustee under the Securities Investor Protection Act. Bernard Madoff individually went into an involuntary Chapter 7 liquidation in April 2009. His bankruptcy case was ...more »

Litigation
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Ex-Redskins GC Rejoins WilmerHale In DC
Law360 (subscription)September 6, 2011

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011) -- WilmerHale announced Tuesday that it has drafted the Washington Redskins' general counsel back to the firm where he had practiced for two decades representing clients in litigation and regulatory ...more »

Business Law
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Jessica Mutch: Election spending rules explained
TVNZSeptember 2, 2011

Under National the law was clarified to make the definition of election advertising easier to understand and make it clear that parliamentary funding can't be used for election advertising. Political parties also get an allocation of free time for ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Program Brings Dental and Vision Benefits for Veterans to Westchester
Patch.comSeptember 13, 2011

State and county politicians gathered in White Plains Monday in an effort to raise awareness for Smiling on America's Heroes—a new program that provides discounted dental and eye care for retired military veterans. The program hit home for New York ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Local Computer Experts Search for Cyber Criminals
KEYTSeptember 14, 2011

According to Richard Kemmerer, founder of the UCSB Computer Security Group, its' researchers have been studying cyber crime for 30 years. "The idea is to know what the bad guys are doing or what the bad guys are likely to do so that you can protect ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Urges Drivers To Stay Sober On The Roads During ...
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

For more than five decades, the nationally recognized Pennsylvania law personal injury firm of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, PC, has sought justice and compensation for those harmed in motor vehicle accidents, including those who have been injured or ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Drug Law Ruled Constitutional
WJHG-TVSeptember 9, 2011

“They are premised on one federal trial court's decision that, in my opinion, is only remarkable for the articulate quality by which the author completely misconstrued the law,” Overstreet said. “It is a well-written decision that is flawed. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Battling Barratry: Lawyers Publicize New Law, Predict Its Impact
Texas LawyerSeptember 9, 2011

Most of the lawyers interviewed think the new law will cut down on barratry, but one disagrees. Edwards Law Firm founder William R. "Bill" Edwards Sr. says he's already seen another Corpus Christi lawyer's television commercial about the new law, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Watchdog shows car firms red light
Times LIVESeptember 3, 2011

When the faults persisted, she said she was assured of a refund by the dealer principal and franchise manager - but that the dealership later reneged on this. Tim Pearce, attorney for Datcentre Motors, which owns Datcentre Pietermaritzburg Fiat, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Area, Adler Acquire Washington-Area Properties in $350 Million Transaction
BloombergSeptember 6, 2011

The properties are well-suited for the region's federal agencies and intelligence, law enforcement and technology businesses, according to Wolf. The seller, Rockville, Maryland-based Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE), is disposing of its ...more »

Chadbourne & Parke Elects Three to Partnership
PR Newswire (press release)September 14, 2011

14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Benjamin Koenigsberg, Konstantin Osipov and Erez Tucner have been named LLP partners in the Firm. "I congratulate Erez, Benjamin and Konstantin on this ...more »

Sports Law
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Farleys Solicitors Announced as New Sponsors for Football League
WebWire (press release)September 2, 2011

Sport, and particularly football, is very close to many of our hearts at Farleys and we are therefore always keen to get involved with local teams. The recent launch of our Sports Law department, which offers legal expertise to sports ...more »

Criminal Defense
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GOP group denounces 'baseless' Andrew Thomas investigation
AZ Central.comSeptember 6, 2011

The resolution alleges that the Bar is "under the control of liberal attorneys and criminal defense attorneys" who are attempting to strip the three of their law licenses. DeBruhl said the Bar's current Board of Governors is made up of 10 Republicans, ...more »

Lawyer Jay Sekulow's Christian Calling Comes with Big Payday
ABA JournalSeptember 6, 2011

•$2.74 million in private jet lease payments to companies owned by Jay Sekulow and his sister-in-law, Kim Sekulow. The companies also earned $2.89 million for space rental, media production and administrative work. The tax lawyer for ACLJ, ...more »

Law Professor Sues University of Pittsburgh for Age Discrimination, New York ...
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 2, 2011

Brown's teaching contract was not renewed for the 2008-09 academic year. At the end of the 2007-2008 school year, he was given the law school's Excellence in Teaching award. Some New York civil rights violation lawyers and The National Law Journal note ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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DFW Muslims profess love for their country
Fort Worth Star TelegramSeptember 10, 2011

Many of those who attended were not Muslim -- they were Christians and Jewish clergy who had come to lend their support and protection. Christians and Jews offered to ring the mosques with their bodies so no harm would come to the buildings. ...more »

Environmental Law
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BLM Clamps Down on Public Comment at Renewable Energy Meetings
KCET (blog)September 7, 2011

No Interior employee will act in opposition to public lands renewable energy development, even if opposing said development could be construed as within the person's job description: a Park Service analyst objecting to development on the boundary of a ...more »

Wills & Probate
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'Retire? - I've still got too much to do' says lawyer Geoffrey Shindler
Manchester Evening NewsSeptember 23, 2011

He was one of the owners of Manchester city centre 'boutique' practice Lane-Smith & Shindler, which specialised in wills, trusts and probate, and says that he was attracted by the idea of working as part of a much larger 'umbrella' company, ...more »

Family Law
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Why breaking up is hard to do
The Canberra TimesSeptember 4, 2011

FORMER lovers are being caught out by family law arrangements that mean they scarcely needed to have lived with their ex-partner to face losing their house and car in divorce-style proceedings. A number of Canberra lawyers have ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Yukon decreases workers' compensation assessment rates
Canadian Safety ReporterSeptember 2, 2011

Yukon employers will see a decrease in assessment rates for all groups in 2012, according to the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB). Improving safety practices and return to work outcomes for injured workers are contributing ...more »

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