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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 »

Nelson stumps for BP fine law, tax reform
Walton SunSeptember 1, 2011

Bill Nelson urged a group of local business and political leaders Wednesday to support — and lobby their US House representatives to support — a proposed law that would send billions in BP fines to the Gulf states affected by the oil spill. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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DoJ Says "No Ma Cell"; What Happens Next?
Huffington PostSeptember 1, 2011

If they find an "issue of material fact" (which happened once in living memory, the DISH-DIRECTV merger), then the FCC votes to refer the matter for an evidentiary hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Unlike the DoJ complaint, ...more »

Health Care Law
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New Jersey Governor Christie Sued by Unions Over Pension, Health Benefits
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Grady, chairman of the New Jersey Investment Council, talks about a bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie raising pension and health-care contributions by public employees. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Bear's Mouth
Big Bear GrizzlySeptember 8, 2011

Admission is free, but all guests must sign a liability waiver. Big Bear City Airport is at 501 W. Valley Blvd., Big Bear City. For more information, visit And if you don't get your fill at the Moonridge Animal Park's Ice Cream Safari ...more »

Immigration Law
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Dream Act: California embraces anti-Arizona role on illegal immigration
Christian Science MonitorSeptember 1, 2011

With the Obama administration and Congress stalled on immigration reform, California has joined the growing parade of states acting on their own to pressure Washington into action. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Kazakh president's son-in-law does not intend to deal with politics
Trend News AgencySeptember 7, 2011

According to the adviser, the president "is full of energy and has big plans for the country's industrial-innovative development." Kulibayev graduated from the Republican Physics and Mathematics School and graduated from MV Lomonosov Moscow State ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Firefall Dev Red 5 And Webzen Settle Legal Dispute
GamasutraSeptember 30, 2011

In the wake of this recent settlement, Red 5 CEO Mark Kern said, "Given the resolution of all disputes and conflicts between our two companies I would like to ask for our fans, especially Chinese and Korean gamers, continuous encouragement and support ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Common Sense And Malpractice Reform
Health Affairs (blog)September 26, 2011

Since 2005, other law professors and I have published a series of articles about malpractice litigation in Texas using data collected by the state's Department of Insurance. Medical malpractice policy is interesting but frustrating. ...more »

Animal Law
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Activists call for Gillard to stand up for animal rights
Herald SunSeptember 13, 2011

AS JULIA Gillard and Tim Mathieson prepare to welcome a pet puppy to the lodge, animal activists are calling on the prime minister to take a stand against puppy farming. Mr Mathieson is buying Ms Gillard a brown spoodle - a cross between a cocker ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Invensas Validates DFD-Based RDIMM Modules With IDT Chips
MarketWatch (press release)September 13, 2011

Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include delays, setbacks or losses relating to Tessera Technologies, Inc.'s (the "Company" or "Tessera") intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Paladino defends two buildings going to seed
Buffalo NewsSeptember 3, 2011

In Housing Court this May, his attorney, Kathleen A. Linhardt, told Carney the property would be renovated by the end of 2011. The delay until next summer, Paladino explained, was caused by drawing up the asbestos removal plan. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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High Level Departures at Columbia Cast Doubt on Diversity
The RootSeptember 2, 2011

For a short while, it seemed that Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, an ardent defender of affirmative action and diversity, had backed his beliefs with action. He could boast of having African-Americans in two key position. ...more »

Ratan Tata readies plan to enter aviation business
Times of IndiaSeptember 1, 2011

MUMBAI: Ratan Tata may have given up plans to get into civil aviation but the chairman of the $72 billion Tata Group is putting pieces together to be a major player in the general aviation space. Tata, a trained pilot, is working out deals with ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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US, Australia urge free movement in West Philippine Sea
Inquirer.netSeptember 16, 2011

Clinton has spearheaded international calls for freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea, where disputes between China and its neighbors—particularly Vietnam and the Philippines—have become increasingly heated. Australia and the United States ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Roetzel Attorneys Named Among "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2012
MarketWatch (press release)September 19, 2011

... Mark L. Sarlson (Financial Services Regulation Law); and Donald S. Scherzer (Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation and Securities Litigation). Columbus, Ohio -- Thomas A. Dillon (Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation); ...more »

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Viewer's Guide to Texas Redistricting Litigation: What's Coming Up
Burnt Orange ReportSeptember 5, 2011

Trial in the first of two big lawsuits over Texas redistricting starts bright and early at 8:00 am this Tuesday morning in San Antonio's federal courthouse. Here's a quick guide to who's who and what's what. The legislative association of the current ...more »

Business Law
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Administration Says Patent Law Change Will Spur US Economy
BusinessWeekSeptember 16, 2011

It has the support of companies including Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. and a group that represents Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly & Co., 3M Co. and General Electric Co. Furman said that the breakthrough came during a December ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military Tricare costs could increase
Washington PostSeptember 20, 2011

The deficit reduction plan put forth by President Obama on Monday would increase pharmacy co-payments for military beneficiaries and establish a first-ever annual fee in the military's Tricare for Life health benefits for ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man, 33, gets 10 years for child pornography possession
Orlando SentinelSeptember 21, 2011

An undercover investigator with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Palm Beach County Sexual Predator Enforcement Unit identified an IP address that shared 69 "unique" files between July 2006 and March 2010, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Injuries plague women's soccer in loss
PCC CourierSeptember 9, 2011

In a game fraught with personal injury, the women's soccer team put up a good fight in the season opening game, hosting the LA Pierce College women's soccer team at Robinson Stadium on Friday, September 2nd. The Lancers lost 6-3, but the effort showed ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Okla. anti-Shariah amendment heads to appeals court
Washington PostSeptember 9, 2011

While judges routinely consider religious law when deciding family or contract disputes that could not be settled by religious authorities, constitutional law supersedes religious law if they are found to be in conflict. Opponents say the Oklahoma ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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30 Turner Padget shareholders named among Best Lawyers in America for 2012
SCNowSeptember 7, 2011

In addition, the firm is ranked as the top law firm in South Carolina in six areas: Arbitration, Legal Malpractice, Mediation, Municipal Law, Municipal Litigation, and Trusts and Estates Litigation. Turner Padget is ranked as the top law firm in ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's New Mission: Protecting Local ...
Nation's Cities WeeklySeptember 5, 2011

The MSRB asked the group to provide input regarding its expanded mission and jurisdiction to protect municipal issuers under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Wall Street Reform Act). Congress created the MSRB in 1975 ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate moves to lower dirty money risks
swissinfo.chSeptember 16, 2011

As the authorities examine whether changes to Swiss law are needed, specialists warn of a significant problem. According to the Swiss government, real estate is not used systematically for money laundering. But a “risk of abuse” exists, especially when ...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 »

Sports Law
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Jimmy Bullard set for £5m Hull legal battle - Charles Sale
Daily MailSeptember 12, 2011

Bullard's advisers believe the multi-million pound case is worth them engaging leading barrister Nick De Marco, a sports law specialist and former QPR director, to represent the player on the three-strong commission, for which a date has yet to be ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Leading White-Collar Crime Defense Attorney Joins Venable LLP
JDJournal.comSeptember 25, 2011

The law firm of Venable LLP announced in recent days that Jan L. Handzlik, who is recognized as one of the country's leading white-collar crime defense lawyers, has joined the firm as a partner in its Los Angeles office in its national SEC/White-Collar ...more »

Guest Post: Tax Reform
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

Years ago, I found myself sitting in law school in Moot Court wearing an oversized itchy blue suit. It was a horrible experience. In a desperate attempt to avoid anything like that in the future I enrolled in a tax course. I loved it. ...more »

Law Professor Sues University of Pittsburgh for Age Discrimination, New York ...
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 2, 2011

Brown's teaching contract was not renewed for the 2008-09 academic year. At the end of the 2007-2008 school year, he was given the law school's Excellence in Teaching award. Some New York civil rights violation lawyers and The National Law Journal note ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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EU Transactions Tax, India Yuan Loans Decision, SEC Swap Rule: Compliance
BloombergSeptember 12, 2011

... to the brink of bankruptcy. US Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, said the SEC was proposing weaker controls than Congress wanted when it added the provision to the Dodd-Frank overhaul of rules for Wall Street. Under the law, swap dealers ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solyndra White House e-mails show ignored warnings about loan guarantee risks
Washington PostSeptember 16, 2011

Many economists say that because alternative-energy projects are so expensive and slow to ramp up, they are not the most efficient way to stimulate the economy. Solyndra, the first renewable-energy company to receive a loan from the stimulus law...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Cypress TimesSeptember 5, 2011

No appointment will be necessary to attend one of the clinics. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax ...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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Chronic pain workers comp claims increasing for employers
Business InsuranceSeptember 11, 2011

Chronic pain is an infrequent but growing aspect of workers compensation claims, but employers need concrete programs with measurable outcomes to respond to and reduce those types of injuries. Dr. Gary Franklin, medical director for the Department of ...more »


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