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Arapahoe County voters to consider open space sales tax extension
Our Colorado NewsSeptember 1, 2011

1 to consider extending the 0.25 percent open space sales and use tax. The tax is dedicated to preserving natural areas, enhancing neighborhood parks, building and maintaining trail connections and protecting heritage areas. ...more »

Multiple Scams Hit Washington
KEPR 19September 1, 2011

Know how to protect yourself from the most recent scams in our area, including Debt Collection, Refunds, and Traffic Tickets. Both law enforcement and BBB are hearing about similar scam scenarios in recent days. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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MOSS v. STATE
Leagle.comSeptember 7, 2011

Because there is sufficient evidence in the record to support the administrative hearing officer's findings of fact and the findings of fact support the conclusions of law, we conclude the trial court erred by reversing the revocation of Petitioner's ...more »

Health Care Law
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New Jersey public unions file suit over new law that cuts benefits
Business InsuranceSeptember 1, 2011

TRENTON, NJ—New Jersey's largest public unions, including those representing teachers, police officers and firefighters, filed suit Wednesday in federal court challenging a new state law that boosts employees' health care and retirement plan ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Hawaii (Sept. 2)
Targeted News Service (subscription)September 2, 2011

2 -- Smith Maritime, Honolulu, won a $178500 federal contract from the US Navy's Military Sealift Command for one US flag, Jones Act compliant ocean going tug with coastwise endorsement to act as an emergency standby tug for the USS Daniel Webster. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Officials: ALVerify will help counties comply with immigration law
Montgomery AdvertiserSeptember 26, 2011

The site then checks the information against the Alabama Department of Public Safety's driver's license database to verify the information. The immigration law, signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on June 9, requires proof of citizenship to renew driver's ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Government Affairs Update
UPENN AlmanacSeptember 6, 2011

In accordance with Governor Corbett's proposal, the final budget aggregates funding for the SBDCs, along with funding for the Industrial Resource Centers, Local Development Districts, and Industrial Development Corporations, into a new single line item ...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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Chadbourne & Parke Opens Istanbul Office
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

... domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. ...more »

Animal Law
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Citing 'Emergency,' Council Passes Animal Bill
Gotham GazetteSeptember 22, 2011

Yet while many animal rights groups applauded the measure, other organizations and some elected officials condemned it as a ploy to relieve the city of having to provide additional services and of possibly losing a lawsuit challenging its treatment of ...more »

Intellectual Property
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TruePosition Acquires Intellectual Property from Rosum
Financial PostSeptember 8, 2011

TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location technologies and solutions and a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, today announced that it has acquired all of Rosum Corporation's intellectual property portfolio. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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IN RE NUVEEN FUNDS/CITY OF ALAMEDA SECURITIES LITIGATION
Leagle.comSeptember 2, 2011

Plaintiffs' motion raises a new argument, never previously asserted by plaintiffs, that the City is not immune from liability pursuant to California Government Code § 814, which provides that "Nothing in this part affects liability based on contract or ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Is affirmative action still thriving in BC NDP?
BCLocalNewsSeptember 9, 2011

Is affirmative action still alive and well in the Comox Valley? You reported recently about the upcoming nominations for the local constituency, but I noticed that there were no men running; only women were mentioned. Am I to conclude that men are ...more »

Air tragedy's memorial to life and generosity
Daily BreezeSeptember 4, 2011

weekend much like this one that tragedy fell from the warm, clear sky onto a quiet neighborhood in Cerritos, forever associating that city's name with an accident that changed aviation history. Twenty-five years ago, Aeromexico Flight 498 from Mexico ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Disaster Survivors Can Get Free Legal Assistance
WBGHSeptember 26, 2011

Disaster Legal Services can help survivors with bankruptcy, civil rights, employment law, landlord-tenant law, FEMA benefits claims, wills, trusts and probate matters, among other issues potentially arising from disaster. Any person affected by Irene ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A bankruptcy is a terrible thing to waste
The Express TribuneSeptember 3, 2011

To cater to this growing band of businessmen, a number of law firms have cropped up that specialise in helping wealthy individuals file for immigration to North America. Several businessmen, most of whom declined to be identified, freely talk about ...more »

Litigation
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Teen's Lawyer Threatens Litigation over a Teacher's Bad Halloween Prank
ABA JournalSeptember 15, 2011

A Massachusetts teen and his family are seeking $100000 in damages for what they say is a teacher's bad Halloween prank. According to the teen's lawyer, Thomas Dussault, a Taunton, Mass., high school teacher came to a classroom ...more »

Business Law
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Business Digest for Saturday, Sept. 3
Milford Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

In MetroWest, Brian E. Glennon II of the Cumberland Gulf Group in Framingham was named vice chairman of business law; Michael L. Fabbri of the Middlesex County District Attorney's office in Framingham was named chairman of criminal justice; ...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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IBM X-Force Trends Report: Year of the Security Breach
Internet EvolutionSeptember 30, 2011

Although the X-Force team declared 2011 as a watershed in high-profile security breaches, the report also uncovered some improvements in areas of computer security that show headway in the fight against crime on the Internet. The first half of 2011 saw ...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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On Day Devoted to Constitution, a Fight Over It
New York TimesSeptember 17, 2011

Tea Party groups were instructed to ask schools how they planned to observe the law, and to suggest that they use a curriculum provided by the National Center for Constitutional Studies. The center, based in Arizona, offers books and courses now ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Get the Best Dallas Law Firms to Win your Legal Battle
Newsbycompany (press release)September 3, 2011

This mistake is known as personal injury. The best way to deal with this matter is to bring the person responsible to court. Dallas law firms give you the upper hand in ensuring you are properly sided by making the facts more important than any ...more »

Consumer Protection
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No sovereign immunity for foreign national carriers before consumer forums
International Law OfficeSeptember 7, 2011

The case was heard by a full bench of the Supreme Court in an appeal by Ethiopian Airlines contesting an order handed down by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission established under the 1986 Consumer Protection Act. This act was passed to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Longtime lawyer sees himself as advocate for underdogs
Las Vegas Review - JournalSeptember 11, 2011

I did a video on how to get out of jail, how to find a lawyer and what to do when you're in an accident. I had a segment called "Legal Ease." In 1995, I heard that Fox News was starting a cable channel. A good friend of mine had a friend, ...more »

Lehman, Venue, Innkeepers, Thornburg, Sbarro: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 12, 2011

King was the country's leading authority on bankruptcy law and a principal author of the Collier bankruptcy treatise. The present system wasn't without supporters. David A. Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School testified that “removing the ...more »

Sports Law
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Title IX gender quotas may hurt high school sports next
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)September 25, 2011

Last November, the Washington, DC-based National Women's Law Center filed federal complaints against 12 school districts. The charge? Because the gender balance of male and female athletes did not exactly mirror the overall population of the student ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Full Tilt Paid Board With Players' $440 Million, U.S. Says
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 20, 2011

The forfeiture action parallels criminal charges by Bharara against the poker companies and 11 people, alleging bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling. Two white-collar criminal-defense lawyers who have no stake in the case questioned ...more »

New Jersey Says No To Tax Credit for "Jersey Shore"
ForbesSeptember 27, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. 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. ...more »

PHILLIPS v. LEGGETT & PLATT, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 22, 2011

This is an age discrimination suit. Following a jury trial which resulted in a verdict for the employee, the employer timely moved for judgment as a matter of law. The district court denied that motion. We REVERSE as we conclude that the claim was ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Program aims to free inmates who were wrongly convicted
MyCentralJersey.comSeptember 2, 2011

Risinger would not discuss the cases, citing attorney-client confidentiality. She said the program “attracts mail from people who are serving long prison terms for very serious crimes, such as rape and murder.” Right now, the program's staff and ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ohio Governor Prepares Energy and Environment Plans for His Newly Gas-Rich State
New York TimesSeptember 20, 2011

As he has said in the past, Kasich said he does not want to get rid of the state's renewable mandates, which were signed into law by former Gov. Ted Strickland (D). The question has been in the open since a state lawmaker introduced a bill in the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Curtis Harrison, Divorce Lawyer in Plano, Recognized as Texas Super Lawyer
PR Web (press release)September 15, 2011

AHR practice areas include business litigation and transactions, employment law, criminal defense, divorce and family law, collaborative law, estate planning, wills and probate. For more information about Albin Harrison Roach, ...more »

Family Law
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Practicing law a family business for Davises
Salisbury PostSeptember 1, 2011

Attorney James A. Davis II took the oath Tuesday morning which allows him to practice law in North Carolina. He will do so out of the same office as his father, James A. Davis, who stood next to his son during the swearing-in at the Rowan County ...more »

Workers Compensation
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At-home workers create new risks for employers
Business InsuranceSeptember 11, 2011

In June, a New Jersey court granted workers compensation survivor benefits to the family of Cathleen Renner, an AT&T manager who died of a blood clot after sitting at her work computer at home for long periods of time. ...more »

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