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Anglo Irish asks U.S. court to deny ex-CEO protection
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Anglo Irish Bank ANGIB.UL asked a US court on Wednesday to deny its former chief executive David Drumm a discharge from United States bankruptcy laws as it seeks to recover debts of nearly $11 million from its former CEO. ...more »

Court voids Tusten gas lease,property owner keeps the money
The River ReporterSeptember 1, 2011

A Sullivan County Supreme Court judge has ruled that a gas-drilling lease in the Town of Tusten is void because restrictive covenants on the deed prohibit using the land for any kind of commercial activity. The land in question is a 66-acre parcel ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Gas rate hike sought: Public hearing date set for Bluefield
Bluefield Daily TelegraphSeptember 2, 2011

“A hearing has been scheduled as part of the procedural order to determine whether or not the rate increase will be approved. They will take public comments at the evidentiary hearing in front of an administrative law judge who will be there on behalf ...more »

Health Care Law
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U.S. Agency Nominees, Health-Care Ruling, RBS Jobs: Compliance
BloombergSeptember 9, 2011

A federal appeals court in Virginia threw out two challenges to the Obama administration's 2010 health-care law, saying it lacked authority to decide whether the measure is constitutional. With the rulings, the court in Richmond yesterday became the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Hawaii (Sept. 2)
Targeted News Service (subscription)September 2, 2011

2 -- Smith Maritime, Honolulu, won a $178500 federal contract from the US Navy's Military Sealift Command for one US flag, Jones Act compliant ocean going tug with coastwise endorsement to act as an emergency standby tug for the USS Daniel Webster. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Illegal immigration hearing addresses law enforcement issues
Republican & HeraldSeptember 1, 2011

More training for local police officers on immigration issues is needed, said Robert Najmulksi, an official with the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "I do not advocate that local law enforcement officers be transformed into federal ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Bondholders reach accord with St. Paul Port Authority
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 21, 2011

The Port Authority issued about $429 million in development bonds between 1974 and 1991 that paid for 139 projects, including warehouses and industrial parks designed to broaden the tax base. But more than 60 percent of the value of those projects ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Everything you need to know about Akufo Addo
GhanaWebSeptember 3, 2011

Now we are told that the Castle has become the alternative dispute resolution centre for the estranged partners of the STX.” This is both self- defeatist and untrue. The castle is representing the national interest and is a partner in the STX project ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Legal Update
OutpatientSurgery.netSeptember 4, 2011

Win or lose, however, defending a medical malpractice lawsuit is without question stressful. Some practitioners end up devastated by a claim. Try to keep a positive mental attitude. Here's a list of the things you should, and should not, ...more »

Animal Law
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PETA plans Montgomery billboard alluding to Alabama immigration law (blog)September 2, 2011

By Christine Kneidinger, The controversial animal rights group says it plans to post this billboard soon in Montgomery, alluding to Alabama's immigration law. The ad, which will read, "No One Should Need Papers-Adopt an 'Undocumented' Mutt Today ...more »

Intellectual Property
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More Intellectual Property Fights Over Who Gets To Do What In New Orleans And ...
TechdirtSeptember 15, 2011

However, every time I hear a story about an intellectual property dispute involving New Orleans, it makes me wonder if that place is just different than pretty much the rest of the world. We've written in the past about the "Mardi Gras Indians" -- a ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Litigation Firms Planning to Merge
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

"In the US, litigation is by far the dominant source of spending on legal services," he said. Overall, he said, "there is more interest now [among firms] in merging than at any time in the past 10 to 20 years." There were 28 mergers among law firms in ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Chris Rickert: Opportunity disguised as union hurdle
Madison.comSeptember 4, 2011

And, according to the state Legislative Council, the collective bargaining law wouldn't stop government employers from giving noncertified groups of employees more generous wages, or from covering a larger portion of their health insurance costs in ...more »

Splendid Air Show Marks 100th Anniversary of Bulgarian Aviation
Novinite.comSeptember 3, 2011

Bulgaria is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the country's aviation a large-scale air show "Skies for Everyone." Photo by BGNES Bulgarian Prime Minister, Bouko Borisov, took part Saturday in celebrations dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Guarantees and AGAs: Some clarity at last?
Shoosmiths legal updatesSeptember 2, 2011

Under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, a tenant's liability will usually end on lease assignment. Where it does, the only way that the assigning tenant can be kept on the hook is if it enters into a prescribed guarantee arrangement which ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A bankruptcy is a terrible thing to waste
The Express TribuneSeptember 3, 2011

To cater to this growing band of businessmen, a number of law firms have cropped up that specialise in helping wealthy individuals file for immigration to North America. Several businessmen, most of whom declined to be identified, freely talk about ...more »

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The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Recognizes 43 Gardere Attorneys
dBusinessNews Dallas (press release)September 12, 2011

... Environmental Law; Kenneth R. Glaser, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Patent Law; Lawrence E. Glasgow, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Lawrence B. Goldstein, Corporate Law; Stephen D. Good, Tax Law; Douglas A. Harrison, ...more »

Business Law
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Pro-con: Is health care law hurting job creation? (blog)September 3, 2011

But in the 15 months after the law passed, the economy added a mere 6500 jobs each month on average — less than one-tenth the pre-health care act rate. Other factors are at work, of course. Companies must see an improvement in the business climate ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Casualties of war: Fort Drum widows
WatertownDailyTimes.comSeptember 9, 2011

The two officers she met at the door were there not only to notify her and support her in the grieving process, but to help her navigate the cumbersome military benefits packages. “Right there on the spot, I had to make all these decisions,” she said. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man is booked for rape of boy
News BannerSeptember 14, 2011

Foltz said that the Slidell police also arrested two other men for sex crimes with juveniles in two other cases last week. Slidell detectives working in conjunction with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and the FBI's Internet Crimes Against ...more »

Personal Injury
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Claims National Advices on Personal Injury Claims (press release)September 9, 2011

Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims – such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. Claims National provides in helping clients for ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitution Day brings John DiPippa to speak on constitutional issues
Ouachita Baptist University NewsSeptember 9, 2011

DiPippa joined the UALR faculty in 1983 and has written extensively on the topics of legal ethics and constitutional law. He currently teaches Constitutional Law and Public Service Law and also teaches The Legal and Ethical Dimension of Public Service ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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On the Move with Matt Andrews, Brian Harney and more
The Birmingham News - (blog)September 3, 2011

Birmingham's Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC has been named as a "Firm to Watch" in India Business Law Journal's annual survey of international law firms. Haskell Slaughter said it is the only Alabama-based law firm on the list and one of only ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Leagle.comSeptember 23, 2011

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") prohibits "cybersquatters" from registering internet domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to registered service marks and trademarks. See 15 USC § 1125(d)(1). ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Improving the sustainability of real estate
International Law OfficeSeptember 26, 2011

Sustainability is a fundamental principle of Swiss environmental law. According to the Federal Constitution, the state is committed to the long-term preservation of natural resources and promotes their conservation. The Confederation and the cantons ...more »

Does UFC's Success Exceed Legal Boundaries? Culinary Union Requests FTC ... (blog)September 2, 2011

It is likely no coincidence that circulation of the letter comes just a week following a report that Zuffa has recently obtained the New York based law firm Axinn-Veltrop-Harkrider, LLP which specializes in anti-trust litigation. ...more »

Sports Law
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Student Athletes Get New State Protection
KUHF-FMSeptember 1, 2011

Gene Egdorf heads up the sports law department at the Lanier Law Firm here in Houston. He says the bill is important because students themselves are often the ones who don't realize how seriously they've been injured. "You can imagine student athletes ...more »

Criminal Defense
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District Attorney awaiting findings regarding Rapides Parish narcotics officer
Alexandria Town TalkSeptember 25, 2011

The Town Talk issued public records requests for copies of the internal affairs investigation of LaCour and for LaCour's personnel file. Sheriff's officials provided LaCour's personnel file but said the internal affairs investigation is not a public ...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 »

Five Reasons Why Ron Paul Should Never Become President
Huffington PostSeptember 4, 2011

Paul wants to repeal historic legislation that was responsible for curtailing racial and sex discrimination in the workplace and for prohibiting racial discrimination in places of public accommodation. Ron Paul opposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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M&T's CEO Says Dodd-Frank Won't Prevent Another Financial Crisis
MarketWatch (press release)September 22, 2011

22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In a keynote address at the American Banker Regulatory Symposium this week, M&T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert G. Wilmers said that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act failed to address key ...more »

Environmental Law
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The American Jobs Act's Poison Pill(s)
Energy CollectiveSeptember 13, 2011

These include several measures related to alternative energy, such as the inclusion of some project categories within the purview of the proposed National Infrastructure Bank, or the funding for putting solar panels on abandoned and foreclosed ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Clifton Ingram urges care over wills
Wokingham TimesSeptember 8, 2011

Ventriglia was found to have written to his clients saying there had been a change in the law and they must pay £30 for their will to be amended, otherwise their assets would go to the state. Stephanie Rose, wills and probate solicitor for Clifton ...more »

Family Law
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San Francisco Family Law Attorney Barry Schneider Stresses Need for Disaster ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 16, 2011

Barry Schneider, a San Francisco Bay Area family law attorney with over 30 years of experience, says families should take steps now to be prepared for emergencies. September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Barry Schneider, a San Francisco ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' compensation – Independent contractor – Joint employment
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklySeptember 7, 2011

By Tom Egan Where a property management company has appealed from the Industrial Accident Reviewing Board's decision that the claimant was entitled to workers' compensation coverage from both the company and an individual who also employed the claimant ...more »


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