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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ... (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

Google touts daily deal on home page, a first
Reuters CanadaSeptember 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc promoted a Groupon-like daily deals offer on its home page on Wednesday for the first time, a rare instance of the Internet giant using its prized online real estate for advertising. The world's No.1 Web-search ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Appellate Court Upholds MRCA's Deployment of Stop-Sign Cameras
Palisadian-PostSeptember 1, 2011

Kaufman's vehicle was photographed by a stop-sign camera in an MRCA park for failing to come to a complete stop, and he received an administrative citation in the mail and was fined $175. At the administrative hearing, Kaufman denied he was the 'driver ...more »

Health Care Law
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Paramedics filling health care gap as need grows
MSN MoneySeptember 5, 2011

"I've done the car accidents. I've done the shootings and the stabbings. Instead of taking out the blood and guts, this is a move into preventative care, so people don't have to call 911." Creek and a colleague participating in the pilot project ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Kirby Corporation to Present at Jefferies 2011 Global Shipping Conference
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

... including cyclical or other downturns in demand, significant pricing competition, unanticipated additions to industry capacity, changes in the Jones Act or in US maritime policy and practice, fuel costs, interest rates, weather conditions, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Many deportees unwittingly waive rights, report says
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 9, 2011

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Navas said in a statement that the agency had not had a chance to fully review the study. But, she wrote, "an alien's decision to accept a stipulated removal is strictly voluntary. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Law aids oilsands foes
TheChronicleHerald.caSeptember 23, 2011

CONSERVATIONISTS ON BOTH sides of the border are using an obscure American trade law normally used against whalers to pressure Canada over its management of the entire oilsands industry. The push comes as protesters ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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How to keep your rugby emotions in check 5, 2011

Massey University's Dispute Resolution Centre director Virginia Goldblatt said that while emotions would be running high throughout the tournament, it was important to keep a cool head and avoid rugby-related fallout with friends and family. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Federal appeals court blocks state lawsuit over health care reform law
CNNSeptember 8, 2011

The Richmond-based court becomes the second such federal court to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, particularly the "individual mandate" provision requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance by ...more »

Animal Law
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How much is that designer doggie?
Northern Rivers EchoSeptember 8, 2011

Southern Cross University law student Anna Ludvik is an animal protection advocate and she wants to see more public awareness about what puppy farms are and get people thinking more about the animals in our lives. Anna is involved with the Animal Law...more »

Intellectual Property
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Network-1 Commences Patent Litigation Against 16 Data Networking Companies
MarketWatch (press release)September 19, 2011

But, as we have made very clear, we will take whatever action is necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," Mr. Horowitz continued. "As demonstrated in litigating our last case through trial, we are willing to litigate and will continue to ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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County schools to demolish two vacant houses
Martinsville BulletinSeptember 2, 2011

However, the latter option would have required the shingles and asbestos to be removed before the houses could be burned, Martin said. Also, he said adjacent large trees would have been damaged or destroyed under that option. Rudy Law, Blackberry ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Bake sale reignites affirmative action debate
ABC30.comSeptember 28, 2011

What seemed to have been a harmless bake sale is reigniting a debate over affirmative action. The Berkeley College Republicans held a bake sale Tuesday charging $2 dollars a pastry for White students and less for minorities. "It's trying to segregate ...more »

Aviation industry leaders urge long-term FAA funding
CNN InternationalSeptember 7, 2011

Roughly 4000 federal employees were furloughed for a short time this summer when Congress couldn't agree on an extension of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. An agreement was reached on a 21st extension of funds, but members of the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Heritage plays it safe with clients' money
Leamington Spa TodaySeptember 15, 2011

Landlords and tenants often make decisions based on cost but it is important to ensure you ask your agent for details of the organisation they are regulated by and which client money protection scheme they are covered by. “All agents regulated by NALS, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Madoff, M Waikiki Hotel, Ambac, Borders, West End: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 2, 2011

Rakoff has been taking suits away from the bankruptcy court where claims are based on common law. The new suits only make claims under bankruptcy law. Still, Rakoff has yet to rule on a motion by a customer who wants a fraudulent transfer suit under ...more »

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Watson to pay $79 million for litigation settlement-filing
Thomson Reuters News & InsightSeptember 15, 2011

As a result of the settlement, litigation in Florida, Texas, New York and Iowa, as well as federal qui tam proceedings, will be dismissed. The case is in Re: Ven-A-Care Cases, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, No. 06-cv-11337. ...more »

Business Law
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Group buying websites in the dock for 'misleading' adverts 4, 2011

Iain Connor, an advertising expert at law firm Pinsent Masons, said: "The fact that users of these 'group purchase' vouchers know that there will be conditions attached does not mean that they will not still have a reasonable expectation of getting ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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COLUMN: Military exhibits cynicism regarding recruits
Oklahoma DailySeptember 2, 2011

But as many soldiers have found, the military is not as benevolent toward its recruits as it paints itself. Since the bloody and expensive invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the government has been doing everything it can to avoid paying out benefits...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Google 21st Century Robber Baron
ForbesSeptember 19, 2011

Google's Eric Schmidt along with a Stanford Computer Science professor Sebastian Thrun had involved into crimes which had endangered human lives. Schmidt and Thrun's side had murdered Stanford student May Zhou and they had plotted a murder on me as ...more »

Personal Injury
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Home Alone 2011: After School Safety Tips For Your Child
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 7, 2011

He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Dame Bernice Dies
Antigua ObserverSeptember 12, 2011

Prior to making her mark in constitutional law and human rights, Dame Bernice taught in St Kitts. She then travelled to Jamaica to pursue studies in History at a newly-established University College of the West Indies. The college would later be known ...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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Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

and the California Unfair Competition Law (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.). We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 USC § 1453(c)(1). We reverse. Because neither the size of the proposed class nor the total amount in controversy was apparent from ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Smith Moore Leatherwood Announces 63 of Firm's Attorneys Named The Best ...
dBusinessNews Atlanta (press release)September 6, 2011

... William L. Dennis (15): Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates • Steven E. Farrar: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants), Construction Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants) ...more »

Financial inclusion of sugarcane farmers in modern-day India
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazineSeptember 3, 2011

Let me start with an example and I hope that commercial banks and (any) microfinance institutions (MFIs) involved in this space attempt to redress the same. I also hope that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looks into this issue so that the tripartite ...more »

Sports Law
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What Minnesota's New Sports Concussion Law Means For You
Patch.comSeptember 13, 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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Defense Attorney: Colo Springs Police Officers Lied
KRDOSeptember 22, 2011

Charges have been dropped in the case against Hooters and criminal case against a waitress accused of serving alcohol to an intoxicated person. Illysa Medina, 19, is relived the charges against her have been dropped, but her attorney, Pat Mika said ...more »

Back to School: Deductibility of School Uniforms
ForbesSeptember 6, 2011

While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

Tacoma teacher union contract rift hinges on money, class size
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 11, 2011

The district points out that federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination. Still, one teacher, who asked to remain anonymous, says she fears age discrimination if the district proposal goes through: “I've seen principals say, 'I want those young ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Theatre Review: "The Cabbage Patch" at the Depot Theatre
North Country Public RadioSeptember 13, 2011

... The College of the Adirondacks · Wildlife Conservation Society · Adirondack Medical Center Foundation · Adirondack Museum · Niagara Mohawk Foundation · Schumann Foundation · John A. Sellon Charitable Trust · several anonymous individual donors.more »

Environmental Law
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No showdown when coal miners, clean energy advocates come to town
Vancouver SunSeptember 27, 2011

And on the northwest corner, at the Hyatt Regency, members of Clean Energy BC, the association that represents alternative energy, were holding their annual conference. They were kitty-corner from each other but there was no antagonism between them, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Fundraiser offers spaghetti to go
The StateSeptember 26, 2011

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will offer two free legal clinics Thursday in Columbia. A wills and probate law clinic featuring Richland County Probate Judge Amy McCulloch will run from 6- 8 pm at the library branch downtown, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia. ...more »

Family Law
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Fort Bend Lawyers Care to offer family law workshop
Ultimate Fort BendSeptember 2, 2011

The workshop is open to low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions ranging from divorce to child custody, child support and adoptions. Those who attend must bring any prior court ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Mass. Court Rules on Joint Employers' Responsibility for Workers' Comp
ClaimsJournal.comSeptember 13, 2011

By Young Ha | September 13, 2011 Two employers can be held jointly responsible for workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker whom they both classified as an independent contractor, a Massachusetts appeals court has ruled. ...more »


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