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Widower files second lawsuit in wife's Pinellas jail death
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

None of the three was the subject of internal investigations when they left the agency, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. However, a detention deputy and a nurse were previously disciplined by Coats after internal affairs investigations ...more »

Lawfuel (press release)September 1, 2011

Villalobos faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for his conviction of obstructing a grand jury proceeding, and another potential 20 years in federal prison for his conviction of attempted extortion by blackmail. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Law firm wants ANC to move disciplinary hearing
Times LIVESeptember 3, 2011

A law firm situated in the Johannesburg CBD said it would file an urgent application with the High Court in Johannesburg to have the ANC move the youth league's disciplinary hearing from Luthuli house according to reports. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Dramatic expansion in health care rules pronounced dead
Capitol WeeklySeptember 1, 2011

Federal law stemming from 2010's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires 80 cents of every $1 charged by a health insurer to small businesses or individuals be spent on medical care. The remainder can pay for administrative costs. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Legal responses to 9/11 still in flux
Law.comSeptember 3, 2011

11, 2001, then-Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor kept a long-standing commitment to help dedicate a new building at New York University School of Law. She visited Ground Zero first, and told her NYU audience, "I am still tearful from that ...more »

Immigration Law
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Michele Bachmann's misplaced immigration nostalgia
Washington PostSeptember 16, 2011

Michele Bachmann hailed what she evidently believes was the golden age of American immigration — the period before the mid-1960s when, she said, “immigration law worked beautifully.” Ms. Bachmann's nostalgia is touching but misplaced, unless she ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New metal technology firm gets $1 million state grant
Chillicothe GazetteSeptember 4, 2011

He supervised the management of state and federal grant projects which included numerous industrial and academic collaborators. He will have overall management responsibility for the program. » Harry Couch, chief science officer: He has worked in new ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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DRF calls for including mediation clauses in construction contracts
Gulf TimesSeptember 6, 2011

The Qatari government should take the lead in including mediation clauses in construction contracts, as it serves to prevent conflict and ensures timely completion, participants at a Dispute Resolution Forum have said. Held at the Four Seasons Doha ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Wind Versus Water? Not This Time
PropertyCasualty360September 2, 2011

... I hope more of them also consider flood insurance…from a seriously-in-debt federal program that is scheduled to expire Sept. 30 (Yeah, that's a different story.). Stop with talk about wind vs. water litigation. Maybe there will be several lawsuits ...more »

Animal Law
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Hearings for animal law, rezoning for motorcycle shop set
Lexington DispatchSeptember 9, 2011

First, the city council will hold a public hearing on proposed animal law changes that call for setbacks of dog runs and kennels near streets and sidewalks. The proposal also addresses the leashing and tethering of animals and makes it illegal for the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Issues in Web Design Contracts
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsSeptember 12, 2011

Establishing an online presence is essential for most businesses and many will not have the knowledge, skills or resources to create their own websites. Web designers are often commissioned for such purposes and it is vital to ensure safeguards are put ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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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 »

Labor & Employment Law
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A half-baked protest against affirmative action
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 27, 2011

The anti-affirmative-action bake sale at UC Berkeley is tasteless, but is it also racist? The sale, in which pastries will be priced differently by race, is typical of a snot-nose conservatism that has been a staple of campus life for decades. ...more »

Ratan Tata readies plan to enter aviation business
Times of IndiaSeptember 1, 2011

MUMBAI: Ratan Tata may have given up plans to get into civil aviation but the chairman of the $72 billion Tata Group is putting pieces together to be a major player in the general aviation space. Tata, a trained pilot, is working out deals with ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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HUD: Single mother refused housing because of no man to shovel snow
La Crosse TribuneSeptember 9, 2011

He says landlords can protect their interests without discriminating; he suggests looking at sources of income and references. If the property requires tenant upkeep, the landlord should make that clear. How it gets done is up to the tenant. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Certified Used Cars for Bad Credit Auto Loans
Auto Credit Express (blog)September 19, 2011

By going to you can check the repair records of particular models. If it's spotty, consider either a certified model or one with a service contract – and compare the differences in price and coverage (systems, deductible, etc. ...more »

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Obama's Environmental Announcement Could Spark Litigation
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 2, 2011

Jones Day partner Kevin Holewinski told the Law Blog he thinks that the president's announcement could prompt a number of environmental groups, well-heeled plaintiffs' lawyers, and state attorneys general to consider litigation against companies over ...more »

Business Law
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US House Republicans Embrace Obama Push to Ease SEC Rules
BusinessWeekSeptember 16, 2011

Currently, closely held companies are restricted from offering more than $5 million in securities or advertising such securities unless they register the offering with the SEC. The legislative proposals include: exempting the practice of “crowdfunding” ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Government Vacation Rewards now accepts Military Star® Card for online airline ...
Army MWR NewsSeptember 6, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Government Vacation Rewards, a travel benefits program available through the Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, announced that the Military Star® Card will now be accepted when service men and women ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Attorney general says Internet has 'dark alleys'
Hometownlife.comSeptember 8, 2011

The seminar covers how to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, tutorials on searching a child's social networking site, monitoring Internet history logs, and the use of safe web surfing filters. The community seminar can be viewed online at ...more »

Personal Injury
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Building Site Manager Fined After Worker Suffers Serious Injury
Injuries Direct NewsSeptember 9, 2011

A site manager has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a worker suffered serious personal injury in a construction site accident. Site manager Matthew Saville, instructed a thirty two year old employee to remove a diamond ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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CU to celebrate Constitution Day with law student teaching project and campus ...
CU Boulder News & EventsSeptember 12, 2011

17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. It is being observed on Sept. 16 this year. Throughout the week leading up to Constitution Day, the law school's Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law will launch its ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Bad medicine: Doctors with histories of alleged malpractice often go undisciplined
Kansas City StarSeptember 4, 2011

Evidence gathered for the Chase family's lawsuit showed that on the day after the operation, Tenny had booked an operating room to perform additional surgery on Chase, but it was never done. He called his malpractice insurance company. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Pirtle wants to bring harmony to government
Our Colorado NewsSeptember 15, 2011

Congress repealed that act in 1999 and many pundits believe that was a factor that led to the Great Recession. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 restored some the 1933 provisions but Pirtle would repeal Dodd-Frank ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Will Latinos drive the real estate recovery?
89.3 KPCCSeptember 6, 2011

... and law enforcement issues surrounding immigration. Stories about health issues, education, and the politics of both. A post on Friday explored the number one way immigrant families move up the economic ladder, ie the acquisition of real estate. ...more »

On AT&T, US chooses law over politics
Financial NewsSeptember 1, 2011

And AT&T has a lot at stake: for one thing, if the deal doesn't happen, it is on the hook to pay T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom a breakup fee of $3bn in cash, plus give it wireless spectrum and commercial agreements. ...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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Criminal records linger on file for years
Tulsa WorldSeptember 4, 2011

The expungement of criminal records in Oklahoma does not always mean a dismissed or acquitted crime is wiped clean from a person's record, said attorney Allen Smallwood, a Tulsa-based criminal defense attorney and past president of the Oklahoma Bar ...more »

Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment Against Woodbury Tax Preparer
Patch.comSeptember 23, 2011

He also offered individuals to whom he provided tax preparation services an opportunity to purchase audit insurance, the press release stated. Purchasers of audit insurance could elect to be represented by Thorndike in connection with any IRS audit of ...more »

Employers may now face baby boomers' discrimination claims
South Florida Business JournalSeptember 2, 2011

As baby boomers age, they're looking behind them for who might be in line for their jobs – and wondering if they've been discriminated against, said April Boyer, an employment law partner in the Miami office of law firm K&L Gates . ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Waiting for Elizabeth Warren in Watertown
Patch.comSeptember 6, 2011

Warren, who lives in Cambridge and teaches at Harvard, became nationally known last year when she went to Washington to help monitor the TARP (Troubled Asset Recovery Program), commonly known as the "bank bailout." She was critical of many of its ...more »

Environmental Law
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Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects
NASDAQSeptember 1, 2011

He was referring to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which is not a federal law, but a model law that most states use to protect trade secrets. Government employees are precluded from releasing trade secrets. Total cost of a project can be considered a ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Rosser to run for probate judge
Times DailySeptember 14, 2011

However, I believe I share a different vision for the probate judge's office.” The probate judge has various duties, including presiding over adoptions, wills and estates, commitments, guardianships and land disputes. In addition, the judge supervises ...more »

Family Law
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Fran joins the family
B P Collins Buckinghamshire and Thames Valey SolicitorsSeptember 8, 2011

The top ranked expertise within BP Collins' family law team has today been further strengthened with the arrival of associate Fran Hipperson from well-known London firm Payne Hicks Beach. Her appointment makes a powerful addition to the four-strong ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Organizations Focusing on Variable Pay, Poll Reports
Compensation.BLR.comSeptember 3, 2011

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Special Report on the "5 Proven Strategies for Reducing Workers' Comp Costs." Receive 5 proven strategies that can reduce your company's workers' comp costs with actual examples of these strategies in ...more »


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