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Corrections supervisor investigated
KRQESeptember 1, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) - A top dog with the state's Probation and Parole department, who is already being investigated for allegedly cheating on his time card, is facing another investigation for shooting a gun on prison grounds. ...more »

Shell, Malabu $1.3 billion oil deal questions FG indigenisation plan
BusinessDaySeptember 1, 2011

For instance, to transfer the block will mean drafting a new contract. One analyst even said: “Under the arrangement that we have seen, NNPC [Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation] is not going to be involved in the operations of potentially Nigeria ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Law professor Liu confirmed for California high court
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

After a hearing on Wednesday in San Francisco that lasted little more than an hour, the three members of California's Commission on Judicial Appointments asked Liu a total of five questions. That followed a parade of 10 speakers extolling Liu, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Roscoe goes to the emergency room
York News-TimesSeptember 7, 2011

Round two went to the opponents of the health care reform legislation. The 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate was unconstitutional. The decision was made with a Democratic appointee ruling against the law. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Alberta Chief Justice Clarifies Conflict Rules
BlakesSeptember 13, 2011

The court held that Nova's purported consent did not qualify as the type of generic agreement sufficient to allow Bennett Jones to act without more. In addition, the court held that the specific retainer contemplated was never within the contemplation ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bills would tighten Pennsylvania's immigration enforcement
Tribune ReviewSeptember 5, 2011

... to obtain public benefits; penalize employers who hire illegal aliens; require employers to use the federal E-Verify systems, in which applicants are checked against 455 million records; and let state and local police enforce immigration laws. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Attorney Ashley Campbell has been Selected as a Leader in the Law by NC ...
dBusinessNews Triangle (press release)September 1, 2011

In addition to reporting all decisions issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly also covers rulings from the North Carolina Industrial...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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CC subcommittee meeting ended inconclusively
RepublicaSeptember 4, 2011

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The meeting of the dispute resolution Subcommittee under the Constitutional Committee that took place at Singha Durbar, on Sunday has ended inconclusively. All parties except Nepali Congress (NC) came close to forming a panel of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Justices say McKenna can challenge health care law
Seattle Post IntelligencerSeptember 1, 2011

McKenna believes the health care law is unconstitutional because of a requirement that individuals without health insurance must purchase private insurance or face a fine. McKenna is a Republican now running for governor. Gregoire, a Democrat, has said ...more »

Animal Law
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Supervisor Slater-Price to step down next year
SignOnSanDiego.comSeptember 8, 2011

County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price will not seek reflection next year and will retire from politics, saying she's achieved numerous goals relating to environmental stewardship, public safety, regional transportation, domestic violence and animal rights...more »

Intellectual Property
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B&N to buy some of Borders' intellectual property
Sacramento BeeSeptember 16, 2011

AP Barnes & Noble has picked up some of Borders intellectual property along with other bidders, according to the liquidation company handling the sale. Hilco Trading said late Thursday that multiple bidders agreed to buy $15.8 million of bookseller ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Asbestos' human cost 'astronomical'
Sarnia ObserverSeptember 1, 2011

The same year Blayne fell ill, Kinart's brother-in-law was diagnosed with stomach and bowel cancer, and her best friend's husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer. "Sarnia has lost an astronomical amount of people to asbestos and the story's still ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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It could be men who need affirmative action
Daily NationSeptember 2, 2011

Article 27 directs the State to take the necessary measures to implement the principle of gender affirmative action as stated, but does not imply that this needs to be achieved forthwith. It is, therefore, a process and not an Article that must be ...more »

Guard facilities get upgrade
The News JournalSeptember 2, 2011

A Blackhawk helicopter is shown in the massive hangar at the Army Aviation Support Facility, which was expanded and renovated. Among other things, 14 Blackhawks and a C-12 will be sorted there. / THE NEWS JOURNAL/ROBERT CRAIG Sen. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Acme Stays Put; Renews 88000-SF Lease
GlobeSt.comSeptember 19, 2011

During that period, however, both tenant and landlord had to be extremely flexible with terms due to the Great Recession, which left Acme with some vacant space due to client consolidation. “At the end of their committed term, the building began to see ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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SFO joins US inquiry into bank practices 3, 2011

Barclays bought the North American operations of Lehman Brothers following its September 2008 bankruptcy but did not buy the parts that had been involved in the sub-prime mortgage market. Barclays, HSBC and RBS all declined to comment. ...more »

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US bank shares plunge on litigation
Business DaySeptember 3, 2011

Goldman CEO, Lloyd Blankfein has hired high profile defence attorney Reid Weingarten who previously defending WorldCon executives. In addition to JPMorgan and Bank of America, others include Merrill Lynch,, Barclays, Nomura Holdings, HSBC Holdings, ...more »

Business Law
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Parker Palm Springs resort manager ready for new digs
The Desert SunSeptember 4, 2011

The American Advertising Federation Palm Springs Desert Cities has been picked to host the AAF's Western Region Conference in Palm Springs this month. The Sept. 29-Oct. 2 conference will be held at Hyatt Regency Suites, Palm Springs. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Blog this on:
TIMESeptember 4, 2011

There is a spirit of community in the US military that no longer exists in the rest of society. Of course, there are responsibilities that come with these benefits: you have to agree to risk your life and limb for your country; you have to agree to ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Predators Of Cyberspace
Examiner.comSeptember 5, 2011

These are some of the various types of Internet crimes that have become more intrusive every day. They are so cunning in their approach when they target the vast majority of individuals who are now using their computers more frequently in hoping to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Understanding Your Cyber-Risk Policy
PropertyCasualty360September 1, 2011

Many policyholders are surprised to learn that a standard CGL policy likely would not apply to a technology or cyber-privacy claim, notwithstanding that the form typically includes coverage for “property damage” and “personal and advertising injury. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Church-state separation seen as issue in hospital merger
Louisville Courier-JournalSeptember 8, 2011

Since the merger was announced months ago, U of L has maintained that the downtown hospital bearing its name is private because it is operated by University Medical Center Inc., a nonprofit corporation, under a state contract. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Judge denies WexTrust receiver's deal with law firm
The Virginian-PilotSeptember 3, 2011

The federal judge overseeing the recovery of funds for WexTrust Capital investors rejected a proposed settlement with the Chicago law firm that advised WexTrust on several of its flawed securities offerings. An agreement the WexTrust ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Recent tragedies cast doubt on Montana's child-protection services
Great Falls TribuneSeptember 4, 2011

Montana law states that not only is it a violation of confidentiality for any member of the child death review team to release information from its findings, it is also a misdemeanor crime. National advocates say reporting of this data is crucial to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate: UA law students aid homeowners facing foreclosure
Arizona Daily StarSeptember 4, 2011

The course outlines the larger components of the national crisis and provides details about Arizona mortgage law. Braucher also teaches them about modification programs and touches on bankruptcy law. Because Arizona has a nonjudicial foreclosure ...more »

Africa: Judicial Reforms Building Investors' Confidence in Africa
AllAfrica.comSeptember 12, 2011

On a regional front, ICF has supported the reform of eight uniform acts on commercial law and security interest and mortgages through OHADA (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa). This reform is a breakthrough in 16 west African ...more »

Sports Law
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What Minnesota's New Sports Concussion Law Means For You
Patch.comSeptember 14, 2011

Editor's note: This story is part of a three-part series examining the new state law on sports-related concussions in Minnesota youth sports. The series was reported by John Hageman, Jay Corn, Reece Lamppa and edited by Regional Sports Coordinator Mark ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Case against Benson restarts
Record-SearchlightSeptember 3, 2011

Benson, 27, was arraigned on nine criminal counts, including rape, after the case against him was refiled earlier this week after its dismissal a week ago when prosecutors were not prepared to take him to trial as scheduled. Defense attorney Gary L. ...more »

The Mouse That Roared: One Man's Fight Against The Bureaucracy (press release)September 2, 2011

Keith Caldwell states his nightmare began in 2006 when he sued the IRS over striking errors that stemmed from an audit of his tax filings for 2003/2004. During the course of that trial he states the IRS initiated another audit for the year 2006 and ...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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Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkSeptember 23, 2011

All forward-looking statements included in this report are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ ...more »

Environmental Law
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Officials: Little chance of state funds for heat aid
The Connecticut MirrorSeptember 22, 2011

The Low Income Energy Advisory Board, which oversees the program, also has called for an alternative, in which the money is spread over everyone who qualifies, regardless of heat source. Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Journey to the Readable Forest - Kingwood Library events calendar - Sept. 7
Your Houston NewsSeptember 8, 2011

Students will discuss books and have snacks. On the fourth Thursday, Dragoneers will have activities, crafts or programs. Family lawyer Stephen Byers will shed light on typical issues and processes relating to family law, wills and probate laws. ...more »

Family Law
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California could pose problem for Obama's healthcare reform
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 15, 2011

Drew Altman, president of the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, says that the outcome of California's implementation of President Obama's healthcare law may have ramifications for other states. (Laura Morton / For the Los Angeles Times) By Noam N. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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OSHA Issues 2011 Annual Inspection Plan For Protecting Workers In High-Hazard ... (press release)September 12, 2011

Washington, DC ( - The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting* 2011 (SST-11) program to help the agency direct enforcement ...more »


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