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Editorial - Same-sex marriage is far from the most important issue facing NC
StarNewsOnline.comSeptember 1, 2011

Regardless of whether one agrees with it, that is the law; gay marriage is not an option in North Carolina. That isn't enough for some people who apparently have an obsessive focus on how other people live their lives – and for pandering politicians ...more »

NASA Solicitation: P-POD Mating Device to An EELV ESPA SUM
Space Ref (press release)September 1, 2011

FAR 52.212-4 (June 2010), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. (1) 52.233-3, Protest after Award (Aug 1996) (31 USC 3553). (2) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78) (b) The ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Fact-finding hearing begins for 11-year-old charged with murder
Reporter-TimesSeptember 6, 2011

In the background, other dispatchers are heard calling for emergency medical services and law enforcement to go to the scene. Butler tells Harrington that he put the weapon back in his parent's room. At one point Butler says “I don't know how the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama Debt Plan Would Fix $14 Billion Health Care Law Glitch
Huffington PostSeptember 19, 2011

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's new deficit plan would fix a $14 billion glitch in his health care law. Unless the problem gets fixed, a million or more middle-class early retirees could get nearly ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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New-look youthful United squad is making things easy for Ferguson
SI.comSeptember 17, 2011

We can assume Rio Ferdinand and captain Vidic went off in an act of sheer indulgence; it meant nothing but minutes for Evans and Jones to prove themselves further. A final victory, it was new signing Young who caused the winner -- United showing off a ...more »

Immigration Law
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Farms Could Lose Workers if Tougher Rules on Illegal Immigrants are Adopted
Patch.comSeptember 11, 2011

Allowing law enforcement to check for photo identification randomly, similar to controversial legislation passed in Arizona last year. While the federal government is responsible for controlling and regulating immigration, Republican state lawmakers ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Baltimore's Unlikely Confederates
New York Times (blog)September 1, 2011

Many in Baltimore may have been pro-Southern, but from almost the moment Trimble left that May, the war began to inexorably turn it toward the North and its promise of industrial development and economic wealth. What Trimble represents, then, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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How To Keep One's Registered Trademark From Becoming A .XXX Domain Name
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 8, 2011

XXX domain names, the existing Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy also is available to resolve disputes regarding use and ownership of .XXX domain names. 25 Additionally, all .XXX TLD registrants must agree to participate in and be bound by ICANN's ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Navigators to Present at Updated Time at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Insurance...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

This press release and the presentation by Mr. Galanski and Mr. McDonnell may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever used in this release or during the presentation, ...more »

Animal Law
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Are hotels in southern Turkey guilty of monkey business?
Today's ZamanSeptember 10, 2011

According to Turkish law, it is illegal to personally own a chimp and to keep it on private premises. Even so, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Provincial Manager Mine Kara, in a letter addressed last Tuesday to the HAYTAP Animal Rights Association ...more »

Intellectual Property
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MY Reaffirms Commitment to Quality and Intellectual Property Rights, MY Wind ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 22, 2011

Ming Yang maintains good working relationships with its domestic and international partners and respects intellectual property rights. The Company's 1.5MW WTG has obtained LVRT certification in July 2011 and is capable of fulfilling the China Grid Code ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Two DC employees arrested in bribery probe
Washington Post (blog)September 2, 2011

The inspectors for the DC Department of the Environment allegedly solicited the bribes in connection with asbestos removal work being performed at the property, the sources said. Andrew C. Ames, an FBI spokesman, did not get back to a reporter Thursday ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Meets 21st Century White Supremacy at Berkeley
CounterPunchSeptember 28, 2011

PLUS a powerful update from Richard Wilcox in Tokyo on the ongoing crisis of Fukushima. by MIKE KING The University of California – Berkeley College Republicans staged an anti-affirmative action bake sale this week on UCB's Sproul Plaza to protest ...more »

Airstream Aviation signs five-year deal for Commsoft's Oases
AME InfoSeptember 15, 2011

Aviation managementconsultancy and airworthiness specialist Airstream Aviation has signed a five-year deal to use Commsoft's Oases maintenance management software. UAEheadquartered Airstream Aviation operates from the new Dubai World Central (DWC) ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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On this site, justice can go to the lowest bidder
Toronto StarSeptember 6, 2011

On Shpoonkle, a registered user selects one of 40 categories — from bankruptcy to landlord/tenant to criminal defence. The person posts everything a lawyer or notary might want to hear at an initial meeting. Automatically, an email goes to all ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Gov. Signs Simitian Data Theft Bill
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

The new law requires business and agencies where breaches took place to provide victims with a full accounting of what transpired, how it may affect them, and how they can protect themselves. “No one likes to get the news that personal information ...more »

Litigation
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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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Md. Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Fla. to Federal Teen-Sex Enticement-Attempt Charge
ABA JournalSeptember 1, 2011

In addition to practicing family and business law, he ran an entertainment company and billed himself as a "master balloon entertainer" and magician. He also combined his love of camping with holiday events, using the woods near the family's home in ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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With military budget on cutting block, armed forces look to Super Committee to ...
The Washington IndependentSeptember 16, 2011

Little said that $1 trillion in cuts would make it necessary for the Pentagon to break faith in some areas — including jobs and salary benefits — with those in uniform who are serving the nation. “In a time of war,” he said, “that's unacceptable. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Elsevier Security Experts Offer Advice on National Infrastructure, Homeland ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 9, 2011

Cybercrime, by Robert Moore, provides an excellent introduction to computer-related crimes and the basics of investigating them. It presents clear, concise explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Hill Dickinson Claim Solutions (HDCS) selects Eclipse's Proclaim Defendant ...
PR Web (press release)September 6, 2011

HDCS (Hill Dickinson Claim Solutions) has chosen Eclipse's Proclaim Case Management Software system to replace the firm's legacy claims management systems. Operational excellence is vital if we are to push forward and win more business - Eclipse's ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Judge says Fla. docs can talk about guns
CBS NewsSeptember 15, 2011

MIAMI - A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a first-in-the-nation law that restricted what Florida physicians can say about guns to their patients. US District Judge Marcia Cooke ruled Wednesday that the law violates the Constitution's free ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Distinguished Trial Attorney David H. Marion Joins Archer & Greiner's ...
Your-Story.org (press release)September 12, 2011

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, “Bet the Company” Litigation, Appellate Practice, First Amendment Law and Legal Malpractice Law, Mr. Marion has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Key changes in regulation of supplements
Chicago TribuneSeptember 9, 2011

2006: The Dietary Supplement and Non Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act requires dietary supplement companies that receive a serious adverse event report to submit the information to the FDA. 2007: Good Manufacturing Practice regulations ...more »

Real Estate Law
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PIERRE-DENIS LEROUX RETURNS TO THE BLAKES REAL ESTATE GROUP
LawfuelSeptember 14, 2011

Mr. Leroux is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) organization. “Pierre-Denis Leroux has extensive expertise in real estate law. He is a senior practitioner and will add strength to a practice group that is already one of the best in Canada ...more »

How Museveni pushed ministers, Bank of Uganda to give him billions over market ...
Independent.co.ugSeptember 10, 2011

KPMG says these claims have no merit because by the time his contracts were revoked in March 2007, the original contract periods had expired and the extensions were granted arbitrarily, contrary to the law. Then-Town Clerk Sseggane admitted to KPMG ...more »

Sports Law
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Was your club's top players tapped up on deadline day?
Football Trade DirectorySeptember 1, 2011

Speaking on dailymail.co.uk, Mischon de Reya's partner and sports law expert, Adam Morallee said: "Tapping up goes on all the time, pretty much with every transfer it happens. Managers moan about it from time to time but we need to get real and abolish ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Judge poised to make call on Clemens
Boston GlobeSeptember 2, 2011

“It would be hard to make the case that the prosecutors deliberately did this so they would have a second bite at the apple,'' said David Rossman, a Boston University School of Law professor and criminal defense attorney. “I'd be surprised if the judge ...more »

Zoeller sues former township trustee to recover public funds
Muncie Free PressSeptember 11, 2011

KOKOMO, Ind. - Today Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a civil lawsuit against a former Harrison Township trustee in Howard County seeking repayment of more than $16000 in public funds that are the ex-trustee's personal obligation and should ...more »

BRADLEY v. PFIZER, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 12, 2011

Bradley raised numerous causes of action in the district court, including: (1) discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), 29 USC § 623 et seq.; (2) retaliation under the ADEA; (3) hostile work environment or harassment ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Like/Not like so much
BBC NewsSeptember 10, 2011

The world's first data protection law was passed in the German state of Hessen in 1970 and the country's federal data protection act, the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, is among the strictest in the world. Dr Weichert says he simply wants companies that ...more »

Environmental Law
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After Nuclear Mishap, Japan Debates Energy Future
NPRSeptember 6, 2011

7:00 pm ET Japan faces a dilemma: the country lacks natural resources and relies heavily on nuclear power. But in the wake of the nuclear accident in March, 70 percent of Japanese now say they want to phase out atomic energy. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp denied for spouse of sales manager working from home
Business InsuranceSeptember 2, 2011

The spouse of a sales manager who died several days after being found unresponsive in his home office is not entitled to workers compensation benefits, a Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled. Court records in Donald Werner, Deceased vs. ...more »

Family Law
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MPs to Appoint New Speaker, Debate Family Law Referendum
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)September 1, 2011

MPs are also expected to back a proposal to challenge the referendum motion against the family law act at the Constitutional Court. Pavel Gantar stepped down as the speaker of the National Assembly on Wednesday, after his party, Zares, ...more »

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