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Candidates for Missouri Supreme Court face public questioning
STLtoday.comSeptember 1, 2011

One applicant who interviewed Wednesday, St. Peters attorney Richard Gartner, took the opportunity to praise the state's merit-based judicial selection method for “focusing on credentials.” “These positions need the most qualified people, ...more »

Millthorpe residents, staff speak out over lodge scandal
Blayney ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

Supporters of the lodge say they are concerned about how the department has handled allegations raised at a Guardianship Tribunal hearing in early July. "It's just shocking, I couldn't believe it," Tracey Nest, an owner of a business located near the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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ALLEN v. ASTRUE
Leagle.comSeptember 1, 2011

Allen's application was denied and she was granted a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") on July 9, 2008. The ALJ issued an unfavorable decision on August 8, 2008. When the Appeals Council rejected review, the ALJ's decision became the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law will jump-start economy - if given a chance
Juneau EmpireSeptember 2, 2011

JIM MCDERMOTT SEATTLE — The newest line of Republican attack on the president is to say that the new health care law is hurting job growth because it creates “uncertainty” for businesses. Nonpartisan research shows this isn't true, and we should have ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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UFC's 'Rampage' Jackson tries to dodge negativity
USA TodaySeptember 19, 2011

Rashad called Jon Jones a fake. Do you think Jones puts on an act, to some extent? Yeah, I think he does. I think a lot of people do when they get in front of cameras and stuff like that, but they just don't know that the camera's ain't always going to ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration enforcement set up
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSeptember 2, 2011

The board stems from Georgia's new immigration enforcement law -- formerly known as House Bill 87 -- much of which went into effect July 1. The newly appointed members include an anti-illegal immigration activist, a sheriff, some attorneys and several ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Group to Auburn council: Oppose immigration law
Opelika Auburn NewsSeptember 7, 2011

The council also approved amending agreements between the Industrial Development Board and Weidmann Plastics Technology North for bonds issued in 2006. The amendment reflects a change in creditors from Allied Irish Bank to Aliant Bank. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Jenner & Block LLP | “United States – Illinois,” Getting the Deal Through ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 2, 2011

Under the ICAA, arbitrators may award the prevailing party costs, but generally not attorneys' fees. Alternative dispute resolution 33 Types of ADR What types of ADR process are commonly used? Is a particular ADR process popular? ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurer balks at defending Beebe in Bradley lawsuits
The News JournalSeptember 2, 2011

Beebe hospital spokeswoman Kelly Griffin declined comment on the St. Paul lawsuit in that it is "active litigation." An attorney for the insurance company did not return calls seeking comment. Bradley, whose medical license was suspended, ...more »

Animal Law
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PETA plans Montgomery billboard alluding to Alabama immigration law
al.com (blog)September 2, 2011

By Christine Kneidinger, al.com The controversial animal rights group says it plans to post this billboard soon in Montgomery, alluding to Alabama's immigration law. The ad, which will read, "No One Should Need Papers-Adopt an 'Undocumented' Mutt Today ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Vedder Price: Magotteaux a Critical Reminder for Businesses to Protect ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Vedder Price PC is a business-oriented law firm composed of 265 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York and Washington, DC The firm offers clients a wide range of services in three core practice areas: Corporate, Labor & Employment and Litigation. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Asbestos' human cost 'astronomical'
Sarnia ObserverSeptember 1, 2011

The same year Blayne fell ill, Kinart's brother-in-law was diagnosed with stomach and bowel cancer, and her best friend's husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer. "Sarnia has lost an astronomical amount of people to asbestos and the story's still ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Barnstable town manager agrees to $230000 goodbye
Cape Cod Times (subscription)September 3, 2011

Language in the new contract states that there is "no cause for discipline, suspension, removal or termination of the Town Manager" at the time of the agreement. In addition to Crocker, councilors Ann Canedy, James F. Munafo Jr., Henry C. Farnham and ...more »

China Aviation Oil Chooses Unigy from IPC Systems As Its New Unified Trading ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced that China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd. (CAO) ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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State law forces rural neighbors to share fence cost
Mason City Globe GazetteSeptember 25, 2011

After a discussion with a township trustee — townships are entrusted to settle disputes that arise from the fence law — Union Township trustees will hold a hearing on the issue at 10 am on Oct. 6 in the Worth County Courthouse. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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From One Bankrupt Firm to Another: Brobeck Asks Heller For $471000
The Am Law DailySeptember 2, 2011

But when the party handing over the money is Heller Ehrman, another bankrupt law firm, the settlement turns a few heads. The agreement, which must be approved by US Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali, settles a long-running dispute over who deserves to ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation bungling
The LawyerSeptember 5, 2011

Litigation funding is a must-know for modern law firms. Nick Rowles-Davies reports on a market that is misunderstood and lacking competent professionals I entered the litigation funding market with Vannin Capital this year. Having been in the law for ...more »

Business Law
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Seminar offered on elder law
Township JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mr. Pasculli specializes in business law and contracts, real estate, and elder law (which includes wills, estates, guardianships and Medicaid planning). He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Just prior to joining the firm in ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Qatar raises state salaries, pensions
Arab NewsSeptember 7, 2011

By REUTERS DOHA: Qatar will hand out significant salary, pension and benefits increases for its state and military employees costing as much as 30 billion riyals ($8.24 billion). The decree will boost basic salaries and social benefits for state ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cristian Fernandez case: As someone surfed Internet, tot's life was slipping away
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 15, 2011

"This is his computer," Arnold said. "That's all I'm going to say. It's the state's burden to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt." However, Assistant State Attorney Mark Caliel said Internet searches on the Toshiba also included clicks to a ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Urges Drivers To Stay Sober On The Roads During ...
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

For more than five decades, the nationally recognized Pennsylvania law personal injury firm of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, PC, has sought justice and compensation for those harmed in motor vehicle accidents, including those who have been injured or ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Çiçek meets with legal experts for new constitution
Today's ZamanSeptember 19, 2011

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek met with 24 constitutional law experts in Parliament on Monday to discuss proposals for a new constitution the Turkish legislature plans to draft in the upcoming legislative year. Speaking to reporters ahead of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Pearland doctor on list
Your Houston NewsSeptember 8, 2011

H1098, Houston On August 26, 2011, the Board and Anibal Raul Hadad, MD, entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Hadad to complete within one year 16 hours of CME including eight hours in ethics and eight hours in medical malpractice, risk management ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Set it right
RepublicaSeptember 4, 2011

Ghimire, a promoter of Sugam Gas, along with Nepal Petroleum Trade Links, faced charges like flouting the Anti-Black Marketing Act and the Consumer Rights Protection Act. In grave violation of competition law, his company was found circulating tampered ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Law "On mandatory types of insurance" takes effect in Azerbaijan
Trend News AgencySeptember 17, 2011

The country's official press has today published the text of the Law approved by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on June 24, 2011 . The law regulates the four types of compulsory insurance - real estate, liability of owners of motor vehicles, ...more »

Yale Law School to host Navajo Supreme Court argument
Farmington Daily TimesSeptember 8, 2011

The construction firm and CEO Robert Nelson also claimed temporary ownership under a business contract. Yet the Navajo Nation contended it was the rightful owner because individuals do not own land on the reservation. As the true owner, ...more »

Sports Law
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The Fan: Legal questions complicate sports reporting
Utica Observer DispatchSeptember 4, 2011

When the public's right to know clashes with a sports organization's right to a profit, there are some interesting legal conflicts. And since the USA has more lawyers than anyone else, we're way ahead on evolving sports law. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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State Seeks to Convene Grand Jury in Ard Case
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 3, 2011

The only persons who can attend are the grand jurors, the Attorney General or a designee, the court reporter, an interpreter if necessary, and the witness. However, the high secrecy surrounding grand jury proceedings does not extend to the ...more »

End to child-welfare privatization urged
Omaha World-HeraldSeptember 8, 2011

HHS failed to secure possession of important, as well as potentially confidential, documents relating to client services after terminating its contract with Visinet. » HHS failed to reconcile provider billings in N-FOCUS, the agency's main computer ...more »

Tacoma teacher union contract rift hinges on money, class size
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 11, 2011

The district points out that federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination. Still, one teacher, who asked to remain anonymous, says she fears age discrimination if the district proposal goes through: “I've seen principals say, 'I want those young ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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How Can Washington Help Business Create Jobs?
BusinessWeekSeptember 15, 2011

Ever since the Sherman Antitrust Act became law in 1890, Americans have been arguing over how much, or how little, the federal government should be involved in the private sector. Their opinions tend to reflect their politics. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Christie Blocks Tax Credit for 'Jersey Shore'
New York TimesSeptember 26, 2011

An alternative energy company, perhaps? The production company behind the reality series “Jersey Shore” had applied for the credit, intended to expand film and television shooting in the state, to help cover costs for its inaugural season in 2009. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Quiet Changes To New York Workers Comp Rules Leave Out Those With Chronic Pain
New York Daily News (blog)September 1, 2011

A little-noticed policy change at the state Workers' Compensation Board is jeopardizing insurance for thousands of workers and retirees with long-term medical problems. New treatment guidelines quietly enacted by the board late last ...more »

Family Law
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Same-sex domestic abuse targeted
Boston GlobeSeptember 5, 2011

A series of killings of gay men and women by their partners has alarmed advocates, who say the deaths reflect a serious problem of domestic violence in the gay community that draws scant attention from many in law enforcement. ...more »

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