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Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mrs. Kirchner has indicated that her law wouldn't be applied retroactively, meaning that current investments wouldn't be affected. One of the provisions of her proposal would be to create a unified registry of land ownership to define who owns what ...more »

Police Blotter: Police Deal With Cases of Narcotics, Thefts, Burglaries
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

Theft at the 2000 block of Oakmont Avenue on 8/24 at 11:19 am — Three strands of outdoor lights were stolen from the victim's fence. Theft at We Are Wireless (1300 block of West Chester Pike) on 8/25 at 1:49 pm — Two black males entered the store and ...more »

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Administrative Law
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County attorney: Removal hearing could go on even if Councilwoman Judy Green ...
Louisville Courier-JournalSeptember 6, 2011

8, the so-called “Council Charging Committee” asked O'Connell what would happen if Green resigned — either before the hearing starts or during the proceedings. O'Connell said that he thinks state law would allow the removal hearing to continue because ...more »

Health Care Law
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Reaching out to immigrants to educate them about health care law and insurance
Washington PostSeptember 5, 2011

When Dillon Pefok agreed to coach a men's soccer team in the District's Soccer 4 Jesus church league, it wasn't his intention to teach the players about the 2010 health-care law between drills. But the league was brimming ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Forestry Law Splits Wood Industry
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mr. Finkell said that American wood-product makers benefit from enforcement of the act because they can't compete with companies using cheap, illegally logged wood. Other wood importers complain that the law is vague and requires complicated paperwork. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Evangelidis pushes secure communities
Worcester TelegramSeptember 26, 2011

Deval L. Patrick has said the state would not participate in the program, because it is not focused enough on deporting criminals only, and could hamper local law enforcement efforts. Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis, Bristol County ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New law hopes to regulate direct bank wage transfers
Viet Nam NewsSeptember 1, 2011

HA NOI — Direct wage payments to employee bank accounts linked to automatic teller machine cards may be written into law, indicated the Department of Labour-Salary under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Deputy director Hoang Minh ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Insurance hitch stalls Lehman accord
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 2, 2011

The alternative dispute resolution plan, which had attracted 69 creditors since winning a judge's approval in December, has been stalled because insurance companies aren't willing to pay claims until the resolution of the class-action suit, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Sprint, BofA, News Corp.,, Citigroup, AOL, GM in Court News
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

“Citi informed law enforcement immediately upon discovery of the suspicious transactions and we are cooperating fully to ensure Mr. Foster is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Bell didn't have an immediate comment yesterday. The case is US v. ...more »

Animal Law
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Cat people send powerful message
San Antonio Express (blog)September 5, 2011

Number One: Forget those proposed changes to animal laws that would negatively impact outdoor cats. Number Two: Start working harder for and living up to that humane promise of a no-kill city by 2012. It's high time for San Antonio to be a place where ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Fuwei Films Announces Receipt of Three PRC Utility Patents
MarketWatch (press release)September 12, 2011

... Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei") has recently received three utility patents in August 2011 from the Ministry of State Intellectual Property Office of PRC. These utility patents relate to anti-condensation automotive window film, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Leagle.comSeptember 2, 2011

1 The city of Seattle seeks a writ of mandamus directing the attorney general to withdraw the State of Washington from the litigation. Resolution of this case requires that we determine the scope of the powers of the attorney general under the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Nathan Glazer's Warning
City JournalSeptember 21, 2011

Glazer would become particularly prominent in the debate over race-based affirmative action, though in this case his opposition began not with data but with values. In his 1975 book Affirmative Discrimination, he wrote that we must “reestablish the ...more »

Annual Fly-In and Air Show Soars into Town
Patch.comSeptember 3, 2011

The event, established in 1964, was created to help educate the public about aviation history and to support local charities and nonprofit organizations. This year, event proceeds will go to organizations like the Pajaro Valley ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Rowdy house ordinance waits on revision
Shore News TodaySeptember 1, 2011

“I would love to evict some of these people that are causing the problems, but with the landlord-tenant laws, I can't,” she said. In her opinion, the current law seems to tie the hands of property owners who want to evict rowdy tenants. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Hostess Brands Hires Restructuring Advisers
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

She has advised auto-supplier Dana Corp. and others on renegotiating union contracts during bankruptcy reorganizations. Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004 as consumers started shifting away from sugary snacks and government regulators ...more »

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Centennial Issues Response to Media Coverage of Lawsuits
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

In fact, the Right-to-Know law expressly states that records relating to investigations – including complaints, investigative materials, notes, correspondence and reports – are not public records. Turnbaugh's employment contract required nothing more ...more »

Business Law
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Do-It-Yourself Practice Success (press release)September 6, 2011

I have regularly discussed how law schools do little to prepare graduates for dealing with "The Business of Law®" (finance, practice management, client relations) that determines practice success. This puts the onus on new lawyers to do the preparation ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Withdrawal Penalty: Obama Could Keep Thousands of Troops in Iraq
International Business TimesSeptember 7, 2011

But the still-tenuous security situation in Iraq has led military officials and some senators to urge more flexibility, even as Iraqi leaders weigh the benefits of bolstering security with more troops against the possibility of a violent popular ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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A personal VPN won't save you from the Internet, but it doesn't hurt
Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 10, 2011

Imagine a thick steel pipeline laid across a high-crime district, only it's made out of bulletproof encryption. Your data pops out safely at the other end of the tunnel, where the trusted computer shoots it onto the Internet through its own secure ...more »

Personal Injury
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Bad Accident on Hollywood Boulevard, reported by Fort Lauderdale Personal...
TheNewsFactory (press release)September 2, 2011

Anthony Quackenbush is a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney. This Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer is not an attorney involved in the above mentioned situation, but he does handle cases involving vehicle accidents. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Çiçek meets with legal experts for new constitution
Today's ZamanSeptember 19, 2011

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek met with 24 constitutional law experts in Parliament on Monday to discuss proposals for a new constitution the Turkish legislature plans to draft in the upcoming legislative year. Speaking to reporters ahead of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Conversion Therapy Fails to 'Pray Away the Gay'
Miller-McCune.comSeptember 30, 2011

And in May 2011 the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy unanimously found a psychotherapist guilty of professional malpractice for treating a patient for his homosexuality. The Christian Legal Centre defended the therapist, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Jobs key to ending recession, small business key to jobs
Shreveport TimesSeptember 7, 2011

Two massive new laws are now adversely affecting American small businesses: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Dodd—Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. So what can government do to improve the job situation? ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lawyers find issues in real estate law
Macau Daily TimesSeptember 3, 2011

Two local lawyers have urged the government to review the structure of the Housing Bureau (IH), in order to ensure the proper enforcement of the new law regarding real estate activity. In a paper published by International Law, ...more »

Franchisor Hit Hard for Pretending Employees Are Franchisees
Blue MauMauSeptember 1, 2011

On one pertinent question addressing whether Coverall could deduct franchise fees from the employees' wages, the state's Supreme Court concluded, "No. . . the Wage Act forbids the deduction." The case has brought criticism from the franchisor community ...more »

Sports Law
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London 2012, here we come
GhanaWebSeptember 2, 2011

The IOC suspended the Ghana Olympic Committee on 13th January 2011 because Ghana was unable to change its sports law (SMCD 54), which had promoted “political interference” by giving the authority to government to appoint the leaders of the various ...more »

Criminal Defense
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The defender of the underdog
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 18, 2011

It seemed fitting to finish reading a biography of Clarence Darrow, the famed defense attorney, on Labor Day weekend. Darrow made his name defending underdogs, including some of the earliest leaders of organized labor. ...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 »

Elder care repair
Orlando SentinelSeptember 2, 2011

The investigators' report, issued Thursday, found that the state Department of Elder Affairs had violated federal law by undermining the independence of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. It's the state program that dispatches volunteers to nursing ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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On The Beat: Man Has History Of Stealing Drugs
Rockdale CitizenSeptember 6, 2011

Walmart asset protection officers said it was the man's second offense and they banned him from all Walmarts, Sam's Clubs and Murphy USA facilities. His parents were on location at the time he was arrested. A CPD officer worked a minor wreck and ...more »

Environmental Law
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The Green Jobs, Clean Energy Scam
Canada Free PressSeptember 8, 2011

The cost of Green “solutions” to non-existant environmental problems is proving particularly evident as reports reveal that “renewable energy” companies rapidly fail when federal subsidies are ended or spent. A case in point was the Senate vote in June ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Cash in on tips at local library's investment series
Hometownlife.comSeptember 4, 2011

Wills, Trusts and Probate Avoidance will be the topic, presented by Edgar Pugh Jr. and Diana Moak, attorneys practicing in the estate planning and probate field with a special emphasis on tax and probate avoidance. By the end of the session, ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce with dignity: Collaborative law offers less-adversarial alternative
Memphis Commercial AppealSeptember 6, 2011

"I've seen the practice in divorce law evolve," said Wanda B. Shea, a partner with the law firm who has been practicing for 28 years. "When it started out, it was very much litigation-oriented and that's all there was. In the '90s, mediation developed ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Lake County man admits to workers' comp fraud
WTAM.comSeptember 9, 2011

A Lake County man owes the state $76000 for defrauding the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. (Cleveland) - A surveillance operation conducted by the BWC Special Investigations Department SID landed a Duane Funtash in a Cuyahoga County courtroom for ...more »


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