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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 »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Gov. Haley Calls on Obama to Stand Up to NLRB
The New AmericanSeptember 3, 2011

Boeing has filed a motion to get an administrative law judge to dismiss the action. William Kilberg, an outside attorney for Boeing, said: "Frankly, we have a hard time understanding the elements. We would argue that Boeing's statements are truthful ...more »

Health Care Law
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Rules for health insurers proposed
Madison.comSeptember 8, 2011

Jon Richards, D-Milwaukee, said the Wisconsin Patients' Bill of Rights is needed to protect provisions in last year's federal health care law, now being challenged in court by many states, including Wisconsin. Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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53% say government should legally recognize gay marriage
USA TodaySeptember 14, 2011

Include name, phone number, city and state for verification. To view our corrections, go to We've updated the Conversation Guidelines. Changes include a brief review of the moderation process and an explanation on how to use ...more »

Immigration Law
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Romney takes tough line on immigration
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 3, 2011

Last year, Perry said he had no interest in passing a tough Arizona-style immigration law for his border state. He also has questioned the effectiveness of building a massive border fence, something Romney said Friday should be a priority. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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No labour law dilution in manufacturing policy
Moneycontrol.comSeptember 14, 2011

The equity restructuring plan of the DMIC Development Corporation (DMICDC), a special purpose vehicle for industrial development along the Delhi-Mumbai rail corridor, is also expected to be placed before the Cabinet. The draft policy of the DIPP was ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Calif. cap-and-trade proposal criticized as inadequate, harmful to industry
Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production MagazineSeptember 1, 2011

"These decisions will be made unilaterally without public process," the California Chamber said. "Regulated parties should have a fair, transparent process by which to appeal a decision through an autonomous dispute resolution process prior to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Wikileaks blames newspaper over 'insurance' file password disclosure
ZDNet (blog)September 1, 2011

... after the whistleblowing organisation alleges an editor published the 'insurance' file password in a book. Wikileaks, the whistleblowing organisation, has acknowledged that it “has commenced pre-litigation action” against the Guardian newspaper and ...more »

Animal Law
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Raising chickens in Newport News may run afoul of the law
Daily PressSeptember 21, 2011

"As long as we don't get continuous complaints, we don't enforce (animal laws) too heavily. What we're most concerned about is sanitation." Pope said the city's animal control laws are outdated — some of them are 50 years old — and she would like to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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UK-Nigeria reach new intellectual property agreement
Fresh Business ThinkingSeptember 5, 2011

“Businesses need to have confidence in the intellectual property systems of other countries if they are to prosper in international markets. The move mirrors a number of efforts to enhance international recognition of intellectual property rights, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Montana News Digest
MSN MoneySeptember 2, 2011

The settlement aims to resolve a 15-year lawsuit that claims US officials stole or squandered billions of dollars in land royalties meant for American Indians in exchange for oil, gas, grazing and other leases over a century. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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FTAs Reflective Of Malaysia's Liberal Stand, Says Mustapa
BernamaSeptember 12, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- The affirmative action taken by the government which is merit based and the free trade agreements (FTAs) signed with several countries are proof that Malaysia is not a protectionist country, Minister of International ...more »

Alaska's Don Young cosponsors aviation privacy bill
Alaska DispatchSeptember 13, 2011

The BARR program allows the owners of private planes to submit their aircraft tail numbers to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), which in turn provides the information to either the FAA or directly to public flight-tracking websites, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Water Woes Mar Singh's Dhaka Trip
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 5, 2011

Meanwhile, over on its western border, India's water disputes with Pakistan are getting worse. After Partition in 1947, both sides agreed to share six rivers that cross their international border. Under the terms of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Loanpitstop Website Reviews 2011
The Open Press (press release)September 1, 2011

Applying for a loan is strenuous enough process; doing so with a bad credit history can seem like an impossible task. Everyone has problems at one time or another in their lives and some people handle the problems better than others. ...more »

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BofA may need litigation trust for lawsuits
China PostSeptember 11, 2011

... an associate professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and former litigation director of the old Federal Home Loan Bank Board during the run-up to the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. ...more »

Business Law
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Billboard Wars
WeHo NewsSeptember 5, 2011

A local billboard company lost a prime billboard space on the Strip when its' lease ran out and Ace Outdoor, a new comer based in Utah, outbid them when the lease came up for renewal. Despite losing the lease, the local billboard company refused to ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame set to induct new members
NewsOK.comSeptember 3, 2011

He's being honored for helping an estimated 20000 veterans and their spouses obtain their veterans benefits during the past 20 years. After military service, Graham became a tool maker and he rebuilt engines for the US Air Force at Tinker Air Force ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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PlayStation Scam Makes FBI Warning List
PCWorld (blog)September 4, 2011

The Sony PlayStation fraud involves an unsolicited email, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. In the missive, a target is informed that an ad for their "Sony PlayStation 3 Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 80 GB" has been posted at an ...more »

Personal Injury
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Man takes cutting torch to barrel, sues company after barrel explodes
Southeast Texas RecordSeptember 12, 2011

MARSHALL - An East Texan who took a cutting torch to a barrel containing rubbing alcohol residue has filed a personal injury lawsuit after the barrel exploded and caused him to sustain severe injuries and burns. Allan Lynn Clyburn and his wife, Nina, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The Framers' Constitution
Huffington PostSeptember 13, 2011

... restrictions on corporate political expenditures, gun control laws, regulations of commercial advertising, federal civil rights laws prohibiting age discrimination and domestic violence, and the laws of the state of Florida in the 2000 presidential ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Nursing Home Negligence Leads to $90 Million Verdict
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 23, 2011

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases involve complex evidence of conditions such as bed sores, infections, malnourishment and behavioral changes in a loved one entrusted to professional care. A law firm with experience handling cases involving nursing ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Feds announce recall of more ethanol fuel gel products
Riverhead LOCALSeptember 1, 2011

"It shouldn't have taken three dozen injuries and two deaths before the agency charged with protecting consumers from defective products takes action," Romaine said today. “These harmful products have caused unnecessary pain and damage to the lives of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Sixty-Five Bracewell Attorneys
PR Newswire (press release)September 2, 2011

... Patent Law Marcy E. Kurtz - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy Thomas D. Manford III - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Edgar J. Marston III - Corporate Governance Law, ...more »

Posted: September 8, 2011 - 3:15 pm ET
ModernHealthcare.comSeptember 9, 2011

The records were posted to a commercial website for nearly a year. "The hospital discovered this on Aug. 22, 2011, and immediately took action to ensure removal of the file from the website, which was done within 24 hours," hospital spokesman Gary ...more »

Sports Law
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Teens' Suggestive Photos Are Protected 'Speech,' Court Says
Athletic Business (blog)September 7, 2011

Attorney John T. Wolohan is a professor of sports law in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. When students voluntarily participate in extracurricular activities, the courts have ruled that school districts and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lottery winner must pay for court-appointed attorney
The ColumbianSeptember 3, 2011

So when she appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court to face charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and third-degree theft, her attorney questioned the appointment. Defense attorney John Peterson was appointed to ...more »

VISIONQWEST FIRES BACK! VQ Press Release on Pacquiao, Koncz, and Top Rank
8countnews.comSeptember 20, 2011

Manny signed a Power of attorney on behalf of VQ because it was absolutely necessary to enable VQ's staff to obtain the necessary documents as outlined above. All accounting contracts and Power of Attorneys were in accordance to accounting requirements ...more »

Elder Law Section submits request to file amicus brief in Alzheimer's case
WisBarSeptember 13, 2011

This would mean 49076 guardianship and protective placement proceedings simply due to Alzheimer's. The Elder Law Section believes that using the drastic procedures involved in a ch. 51 mental commitment, for the purpose of medicating and stabilizing an ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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SEC Examining Use of Derivatives by Mutual Funds
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

He advises on a wide variety of funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, film funds and funds of funds. He is the author of The Law of Private Investment Funds (Oxford University Press 2008) and the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Clean Power Finance Names Kristian Hanelt Renewable Capital Markets Senior ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

Feo now serves as managing partner at USRG Renewable Finance (USRG RF), the lending affiliate of the US Renewables Group. Feo was identified for his work in renewable energy as one of "The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers" by The National Law Journal, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Securing the past for everyone (press release)September 6, 2011

The project will make digitised images of wills and probate records for Christchurch, the West Coast and Timaru available online, free to the public. > The records currently identified for including in the project range between 1855 and 1998. ...more »

Family Law
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Fathers Day present from hell
On Line opinionSeptember 1, 2011

In the lead up to Fathers Day this Sunday I received a call from a grandmother who was in tears because of what her son was going through in the Family Law Court. Her son, she told me, is a devoted dad ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Vanek to Lead Internal Audit Division at Ohio Workers' Comp Bureau
Insurance JournalSeptember 8, 2011

Dennis A. Vanek has been appointed as chief of the internal audit division at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). Vanek most recently served as director of global audit services for Expedia, Inc. in Bellevue, Wash., where he was responsible ...more »


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