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Banning Kids From Streets May Make Us Less Safe: Mike Males
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

Likewise, a study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that during the 1990s and 2000s, juvenile crime and crime in general fell faster in California cities that didn't enforce youth curfews than in those that did. ...more »

Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

When law enforcement officers can't recognize signs of mental illness, it can lead to brutality and tragedy, say Southern California criminal defense lawyers of Lessem & Newstat, LLP. Ventura County criminal defense lawyer Joshua E. Newstat When ...more »

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Administrative Law
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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 »

Immigration Law
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IMMIGRATION: Inland deportations under fire
Press-EnterpriseSeptember 5, 2011

Napolitano's statement drew fire from supporters of stricter immigration laws, such as Roy Beck, executive director of Virginia-based Numbers USA. "That's basically saying we no longer have an immigration law if you're not violent," he said. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Escopta now drilling in Cook Inlet
Houston ChronicleSeptember 10, 2011

The use of the Chinese ship for part of the voyage has led the US Department of Homeland Security to investigate a possible violation of the US Jones Act. US shipping groups who work to defend the Jones Act have complained to Homeland Security, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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KDH Defense Systems, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento BeeSeptember 22, 2011

He holds an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Management of Wake Forest University and a BS Industrial Management degree from Purdue University. KDH Defense Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for ...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 »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Mining Giant Backs New Australian International Arbitration Rules
BernamaSeptember 2, 2011

... International-AsiaNet/ -- Vice President of Litigation BHP Billiton, Mr Damian Lovell has today welcomed the introduction of the new ACICA Arbitration Rules designed to speed up the resolution of cross border and international commercial disputes. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Boadin, American Express, Target, Google: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekSeptember 14, 2011

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics.) Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- New York Times Co., Bloomberg LP, News Corp.'s Dow Jones & Co. and four other media ...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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Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News
New York TimesSeptember 21, 2011

If what we mean by race consciousness is old style affirmative action programs where race is overtly taken into account in the selection criteria for job, benefit or college admissions decision, then yes – the era of race consciousness is ending both ...more »

Guard facilities get upgrade
The News JournalSeptember 2, 2011

A Blackhawk helicopter is shown in the massive hangar at the Army Aviation Support Facility, which was expanded and renovated. Among other things, 14 Blackhawks and a C-12 will be sorted there. / THE NEWS JOURNAL/ROBERT CRAIG Sen. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Six Questions for Studley's Michael Colacino
GlobeSt.comSeptember 15, 2011

GlobeSt.com: What types of tenants do you see as being most active right now? What industries do you see the most activity in? Colacino: There seems to be a fair amount of activity in the entertainment and media area--the Conde Nast deal is one of the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Increasing A Bad Credit Score With A Secured Credit Card And Other Financial ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 12, 2011

Some advisers often suggest that consumers pay off their debts before even beginning the bad credit repair process as a positive payment history carries a lot of weight in terms of a consumer's credit score but also when a consumer has a high amount of ...more »

Litigation
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DEVELOPING... Sanitary Board Faces Racial Discrimination Suit Allegedly ...
HNN Huntingtonnews.netSeptember 6, 2011

Huntington City Councilman Jim Insco has asked that the administration provide council with an update on the status of this litigation. During a late August 2011 deposition in Wayne H. Friday v. Huntington Sanitary Board and City of Huntington, ...more »

Business Law
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From The Terrible Idea File: Toyota's 'Cyberstalking' Guerrilla Ad Campaign
ForbesSeptember 13, 2011

She was terrified, she says, in a $10 million lawsuit [pdf, via Wired] against Toyota and its advertising company for intentional infliction of emotional distress and unfair, unlawful, and deceptive trade practices among other claims. Said legal...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Considering the Costs and Benefits of Counterterrorism
Huffington Post (blog)September 9, 2011

It is a cliché that military planners are doomed to prepare for the previous war rather than the next one. The same is usually true of government policies implemented after a crisis. As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, now is the time to ask ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Study: Total annual cost of cybercrime near $400 billion
ITworld.comSeptember 7, 2011

The report said on top of the $114 billion in money stolen, cybercrime costs victims an additional $274 billion in time lost, putting the total price tag for Internet-based crimes to $388 billion annually. "[C]ybercrime costs the world significantly ...more »

Personal Injury
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Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys Pohl & Berk Announce the Launch of Newly ...
Online PR News (press release)September 1, 2011

The Nashville personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP are proud to announce the redesign of their website www.pohlberk.com. Online PR News – 01-September-2011 –The Nashville personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP are proud to announce the ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Is Pope's money any good at NCCU?
Greensboro News & Record (blog)September 27, 2011

The NC Central School of Law is weighing whether to establish a constitutional law center largely bankrolled by a foundation run by conservative activist Art Pope. It would be a generous gift, $600000 in start-up cash. And a respected legal scholar, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Missouri patients can now find out more about their doctors
STLtoday.comSeptember 9, 2011

While the new law provides patients with more information about doctors, Missouri still does not provide as much information about physicians as some other states. For example, it does not give patients information about doctors' malpractice histories. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Swaps dealers trying to get favourable treatment
gulfnews.comSeptember 11, 2011

Lawmakers told regulators to write the rule after swaps pushed Jefferson County, Alabama, to the brink of bankruptcy. US Senator Carl Levin said the SEC was proposing weaker controls than Congress wanted when it added the provision to the Dodd-Frank ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The American Lawyer Finds Money Not Buying Associate Loyalty
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM's market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, ...more »

Short-Term Deal Ends Italian Footballers' Strike
Wall Street JournalSeptember 5, 2011

AP ROME—Italy's Serie A strike ended Monday after the players' association and league signed a temporary contract, clearing the way for the season to start this weekend. The new contract is expected to expire in June, whereas usually the deals last ...more »

Sports Law
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Local law enforcement comes together to support Special Olympics
Argus PressSeptember 17, 2011

Ortiz's mother Rose Todd said the Special Olympics in the Shiawassee area offers sports such as: Bocce ball, swimming, basketball, bowling, softball, gymnastics and soccer for its participants. The police help raise the awareness and help raise funds ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Man caught with drugs, cash retains lawyer defending mob boss' girlfriend
Seacoastonline.comSeptember 12, 2011

Boston Magazine has described Reddington as “the best criminal defense attorney” in Massachusetts, while calling him as “tough, honest, and able to charm juries while controlling difficult clients.” In addition to Greig, he's known for representing ...more »

David Leeper: Statue of limitations applies to taxes, too
El Paso TimesSeptember 5, 2011

Audits: In general, the IRS cannot audit you more than three years after your return is filed. That's right, folks -- put that in your memory bank. Once you file your returns, the IRS is legally barred from assessing more tax after three years. ...more »

EEOC Showing Late Summer Spike in Discrimination Suits
The National Law JournalSeptember 1, 2011

"The governments of US territories should act as model employers and prevent civil rights violations." Other EEOC suits filed in the last 10 days of August have hit more or less every category of discrimination, including sex bias (against Crime Scene ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Protecting Your Future: Trusts now being used by middle class
Times Herald-RecordSeptember 4, 2011

There have been legislative efforts to limit the effectiveness of current Medicaid asset protection strategies, including the MAPT. However, these efforts do not have the effect of law at this time, and no one knows what the ultimate limitations will ...more »

Environmental Law
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FIT and right
Inquirer.netSeptember 1, 2011

“FIT” is the “feed in tariff,” the list of rates that we have to pay for what is known as “renewable energy”—the electricity generated from solar and wind power, for instance. The Renewable Energy Law (RA 9513), which Congress enacted in 2009, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Majority of Governor's Council opposes Patrick's probate nominee
Boston GlobeSeptember 1, 2011

Registers of probate handle the administrative functions for a court; their responsibilities include wills and estates, paternity cases, visitation rights, guardianship, and divorce. Patrick nominated Rosen for the job - typically an elected position ...more »

Family Law
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Clan has no role where to bury Wambui – expert
Capital FM KenyaSeptember 1, 2011

Lawyer Shiro Mogeni who specialises in Family Law said the only person to decide where Wambui will be buried is her husband Peter Mbugua. Ms Mogeni, who is a program officer at the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), told Capital News that the values ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' Comp Denied for Spouse of Sales Manager Working From Home
Workforce ManagementSeptember 9, 2011

Workers' Compensation Appeal Board show that Werner split his time working at a home office in his basement and at his employer's facility when he wasn't traveling. The spouse of a sales manager who died several days after being found unresponsive in ...more »

Health Care Law
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Poll: Americans trust military, but not Congress
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSeptember 13, 2011

But deep contempt for Congress and aspects of President Barack Obama's health care law remain among Americans tired of partisan standoffs over basic pocketbook issues. The Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll of 1000 adults, conducted Aug ...more »

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