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Nevada AG joins anti-human trafficking effort
KVVU Las VegasSeptember 1, 2011

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto Wednesday announced she has joined 45 other attorneys general in asking a popular website to remove its advertising for adult services. It is feared the web service facilitates sex trafficking, ...more »

Judge considers DNA testing of items linked to Dexter murders
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The justices ruled that Cole should have issued written findings of fact as to why the evidence Cookson asked to be tested in 2009 did not meet criteria outlined in state law. The hearing Wednesday focused on the issue of where the items were before ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Sen. Klobuchar chairs hearing on protecting seniors from abuse, neglect
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersSeptember 23, 2011

Klobuchar chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. “While the vast majority of court-appointed guardians are professional, well-meaning, and law-abiding, there is mounting evidence that some guardians use ...more »

Health Care Law
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Robert Kraig: Walker officials try to conceal benefits of health care reform
Capital TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Instead, they focused attention on those who would pay more in the short term because health care reform forces the insurance industry to end discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, age and gender, and requires higher-quality coverage. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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House Committee reports proposed maritime legislation
Lexology (registration)September 12, 2011

... altering the Notice of Arrival requirements, requiring standby vessels for certain offshore oil drilling operations, limiting the establishment of maritime liens on fishing permits, and providing for a number of vessel specific Jones Act waivers. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Yeager named to Deal's Immigration Enforcement Review Board
Newnan Times-HeraldSeptember 3, 2011

Created under HB 87, the panel will review and investigate complaints related to illegal immigration and it will hold the authority to sanction those found to have violated Georgia's immigration law. Yeager is currently serving his fifth term as ...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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Racist killings in Libya's 'regime change' and Caricom's mixed signals
Jamaica ObserverSeptember 4, 2011

In this regard, they expressed support for the African Union in the search for a peaceful resolution of the dispute." It is not known whether this stated position was formally drawn to the attention of the UN secretary general, or was simply done for ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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North Chicago expected to settle wrongful death suit
Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 3, 2011

He said the city's insurance company is investigating details of the case. “We're looking into what transpired,” he said. “It's pending litigation.” The North Chicago City Council is expected to approve Monday a reported $1 million settlement of a ...more »

Animal Law
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Mass Slaughter Of Romanian Dogs Can Be Stopped (blog)September 9, 2011

News posted on the website of animal rights organization, Pfotenhilfe Europa gave a firsthand account of the events. (Translated from German) “Today (26.08.2011) all the dogs in the streets of Ploiesti are captured! The dog catchers from Bucov are ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Textile Centre Moves to Protect Premier Weavers' Intellectual Property
MarketWatch (press release)September 21, 2011

We actively protect our brand and trademarks worldwide and we warmly welcome the DNA programme which will give forensic support to our efforts in safeguarding the Group's intellectual property." Walid Batich, Middle East Director of Holland and Sherry, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Thirty Shipman & Goodwin lawyers recognized
Stamford Plus MagazineSeptember 3, 2011

... Ira H. Goldman, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – a resident of West Hartford; Barry C. Hawkins, Real Estate Law and Litigation – a resident of Black Rock; Timothy S. Hollister, Land Use & Zoning Law and ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Ringwood school board tackles bullying
NorthJersey.comSeptember 26, 2011

Sutcliffe is also the school district's affirmative action officer. Under the new HIB policy, "anti-bullying specialists" will be on hand to listen to students and, if need be, fill out paperwork documenting the students' complaints. ...more »

Corbett announces investment to improve airport safety
GoErie.comSeptember 2, 2011

The $4 million in grants will be provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's aviation development program. Funding for the program is provided by the state's jet-fuel tax, and leverages more than $1.3 million in local matching funds. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Philippines says it is making headway on sea row
Inquirer.netSeptember 24, 2011

A meeting of delegates from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) agreed at a Manila meeting that the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea should be the framework to resolve territorial disputes, Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Esteban ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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How Secured Personal Loans May Offer Debt Consolidation Or Bad Credit Repair ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 16, 2011

Yet, if consumers are looking for secured personal loans as a way to improve their bad credit history, it may be better for these men and women to use current lines of credit, focus on simply paying their debts on time, and avoid acquiring more debt ...more »

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DOJ's Top Fraud Official and Accomplished Enron Trial Attorney Robb C. Adkins ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that nationally recognized trial attorney Robb Adkins has joined its litigation practice as a partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Over the past decade, ...more »

Business Law
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Fight brews over US anti-bribery law as fines jump
Reuters AfricaSeptember 15, 2011

Sept 15 (Reuters) - The US Chamber of Commerce has put reshaping a US anti-bribery law near the top of its legislative wish list, setting up a battle pitting the powerful business lobby group against supporters of the statute who ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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VA pays out $2.2B in new Agent Orange claims
ArmyTimes.comSeptember 1, 2011

In the year since three diseases were added to the list of health conditions presumed to be linked to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange, the Veterans Affairs Department has paid $2.2 billion in benefits to 89000 Vietnam ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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15 arrested in cyber sting in Volusia County
Orlando SentinelSeptember 6, 2011

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office conducted the operation in conjunction with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the State Attorney's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and several Central Florida law...more »

Personal Injury
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The Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Provide Powerful Legal Defense for ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

That's why many motorcyclists seek the expertise of a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to get the compensation they deserve for their pain, injuries, and property damage in the case of an accident. Cameron Yadidi Brock, Esq. and his firm's team ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Judge: Florida's drug possession law is constitutional; rejects 'guilty mind ...
Sun-SentinelSeptember 8, 2011

In a move that disappointed but didn't surprise defense attorneys, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a state drug law that is used in roughly a third of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Damage Caps - The Poison Pill
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 29, 2011

I recently read about a California medical malpractice case that settled for $1.5 million. A young boy fell during a normal day of play. Due to a facial injury, his parents took him to the hospital. The doctor failed to order a brain scan and two days ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Sufficient protection for consumers
The Sun DailySeptember 12, 2011

The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism would like to clarify that the action by the ministry to ban the sale of coloured crystal balls was taken in conjunction with S23 of the Consumer Protection Act 1999 (Amendment 2010) which ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Scott: Repeal more than 1000 state rules
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 5, 2011

Rick Scott is on a crusade to repeal more than 1000 state rules that target everything from dwarf tossing to gambling and real estate licenses. The rules — which are crafted by state agencies to implement laws passed by the Legislature — typically ...more »

Beyond the Rhetoric – pursuing transparency in .....
GhanaWebSeptember 1, 2011

This groundbreaking reform was given the boost when US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 to mandate all oil, gas and mining companies listed on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to ...more »

Sports Law
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The Good, the Bad and the Potential of College Sports
Business InsiderSeptember 16, 2011

Heather is currently a law student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Sports Chair of its Entertainment & Sports Law Society. The pay-for-play argument has long surrounded the world of college athletics. It is no secret that athletic programs ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Developer Jeff Wirth pleads not guilty to tax fraud
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 3, 2011

But this time, Chris Madel, a prominent Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer who was advising Wirth prior to the indictment, showed up with him. An Oct. 24 trial before US District Judge Ann Montgomery has tentatively been set. ...more »

Baltimore needs more watchdogs
Baltimore SunSeptember 22, 2011

That task is part of the mission of the Baltimore City auditor, who reports to the city comptroller, but the office's primary purpose — as mandated by law — is to reconcile the books of the city, its retirement funds and some other institutions. ...more »

Group claims anti-family bias
The Times HeraldSeptember 24, 2011

The ordinance, passed unanimously by council in April, provides protection against discrimination for lesbian, gay, transgender residents, in matters of employment, education and housing. More specifically, language of the bill finds that, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Civil Asset Forfeiture: Policing for Profit
Oregon CatalystSeptember 22, 2011

While the law was in limbo,Oregon's law enforcement community circled their wagons to lobby hard for a legislature sponsored measure that would overturn The Property Protection Act as a hedge against the possibility that the Oregon Supreme Court might ...more »

Environmental Law
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Wind Power Takes a Hit as Charlestown Rhode Island Bans Wind Turbines
OilPrice.comSeptember 15, 2011

Wind mills are a clean alternative energy supply but not everyone agrees. The Rhode Island General Assembly's newly enacted laws facilitating the siting, construction and power-purchase agreements for commercial-grade renewable energy projects recently ...more »

Wills & Probate
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McKenney & McKenney in business since 1951
Fenton Tri County TimesSeptember 16, 2011

The firm has been recognized by Detroit Business as one of the top lawyers in probate, wills and trusts. An indispensable part of the team is experienced paralegal Claudia Leece. “My clients trust that Mrs. Leece will handle their files, correspondence ...more »

Family Law
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Boko Haram Kills Yusuf's Family Head
Leadership NewspapersSeptember 18, 2011

Fugu, the eldest brother -in- law to the late Yusuf, had, on Thursday, received former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to commiserate with the family over the extra -judicial killing of their father. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Zurich Wins West Virginia Agencies Workers' Comp Contract
ClaimsJournal.comSeptember 12, 2011

West Virginia state agencies will have a new workers' compensation insurance provider beginning next month. Zurich Insurance Co. submitted the winning bid of $19 million for the one-year contract. Zurich will replace BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. ...more »


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