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Donald Conkey: Celebrating Labor Day, even when jobs are scarce
Cherokee TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

Few people fully comprehend these powerful words and how they should be used when any segment of America's government becomes too oppressive or unresponsive to a given segment of society. The Labor Movement since 1937 and the Civil Rights Movement ...more »

Stamford lawyer to play role with new Quinnipiac medical school
Danbury News TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Lahey and his staff were impressed by Silver's reputation as a tough litigator representing plaintiffs, often in medical malpractice law suits and saw him as an ideal choice for the university's new School of Medicine's Board of Visitors. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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SC judge recuses from hearing Novartis IP claim case
Law et al. NewsSeptember 6, 2011

The case is being closely watched as it deals with the legal interpretation of the patent law in India. According to the Indian patent law, patents cannot be granted for mere improvements on a known substance if it does not result in substantial ...more »

Health Care Law
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If given a chance, health care law will jump-start economy
SunHerald.comSeptember 1, 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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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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Crowd hears concerns about state's immigration law
Randolph LeaderSeptember 14, 2011

WEDOWEE––A recent meeting on the new Alabama immigration law was eye-opening, even for those who support House Bill 56. It will affect most Alabamians if fully implemented, but that is in doubt since US District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn has delayed ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Historic district zoning law review almost done
Chillicothe GazetteSeptember 8, 2011

Development Chair Nancy Ames, R-2nd Ward, said she will conduct one final meeting on the topic. Since early spring, Ames has met with local preservationist groups, business leaders and property owners to make the changes to the rules, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Justice Minister Urges More Consensuses Seeking
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)September 2, 2011

Lorraine Brennan of the largest private alternative dispute resolution provider in the world, JAMS, which deals with trade disputes, meanwhile believes that the use of mediation will expand in the EU when it is no longer considered a sign of weakness, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Chartis Enhances Fiduciary Liability Coverage for Organized Labor
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

The second, a Multiemployer Plan Panel, is a pre-approved panel of attorneys with specific expertise in defending litigation against multiemployer plan trustees. By covering plan trustees who are alleged to have acted as plan fiduciaries, ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal rights group wants MPI Research fined: USDA report finds four animals ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comSeptember 9, 2011

KALAMAZOO — An animal rights group is asking the US Department of Agriculture to levy a major fine against MPI Research in Mattawan related to events that led to the deaths of four of its laboratory animals. Two primates, one dog and a pig were ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Inventor Awards Increase Return on R&D Investment According to ipPerformance ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 7, 2011

ipPerformance Group, a leader in benchmarking corporate intellectual property asset management operations announces the release of its 2011 Inventor Reward and Recognition Program study. "76% of companies provide both monetary and non-monetary awards ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Mesothelioma Victims Center Offers Vital Facts About The Best Mesothelioma ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 1, 2011

If these individuals were working in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or even 1980's, they were probably exposed to enormous levels of asbestos on their job sites. City or county water works employees could have been exposed to asbestos pipes up until the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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FTAs Reflective Of Malaysia's Liberal Stand, Says Mustapa
BernamaSeptember 12, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- The affirmative action taken by the government which is merit based and the free trade agreements (FTAs) signed with several countries are proof that Malaysia is not a protectionist country, Minister of International ...more »

Delta to Present at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Aviation and Transportation Conference
Sacramento BeeSeptember 9, 2011

9, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will present at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Aviation and Transportation Conference at 12:05 pm ET on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The online replay will be available at the same site shortly after the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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A new offer
Inside HousingSeptember 5, 2011

Our vision is to work with others to increase trust in dispute resolution and to improve landlord and tenant relations. Our mission is impartial dispute resolution in rented housing. To deliver our vision we intend to work with landlords and tenants to ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Popular restaurant Ralph & Rosie's in bankruptcy, closed
Palm Beach PostSeptember 2, 2011

The owners say they aren't subject to the law because the hut was built by a Seminole Indian. View of Ralph and Rosie's Restaurant on Jan. 12, 2011, in Boynton Beach. By Lona O'Connor BOYNTON BEACH — After three years and $660000 in city fines, ...more »

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Tuesday hearing in Fayetteville case is first under Racial Justice Act
Fayetteville ObserverSeptember 6, 2011

"It's an historical hearing," said Ken Rose, senior staff attorney at the NC Center for Death Penalty Litigation. "This hearing will be about the prosecutors in Cumberland County, the prosecutors in the judicial division that Cumberland County is a ...more »

Business Law
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No Trial on Google's 3G Smartphone Promises
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 1, 2011

McKinney and Nabors each sued Google and HTC Corp., on behalf of other consumers, for 10 causes of action, including breach of express and implied warranties, false advertising, and unfair competition. "General assertions about representations or ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Organization finds jobs for SWFL military vets
WZVN-TVSeptember 3, 2011

Tens of thousands of military veterans from every branch call Southwest Florida home. And many of them are out of work with some of their benefits frozen. "The water bills go up, the electric bills go up. Everything goes up, but we're on a freeze. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Canandaigua man pleads guilty to child pornography charge
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleSeptember 9, 2011

In February, members of the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit searched Clark's Chapel Street residence. They had obtained a search warrant after an undercover investigator was able to download images of child pornography from an Internet...more »

Personal Injury
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BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP: Board talks about police services, response times
Heritage NewspapersSeptember 2, 2011

Supervisor Jolea Mull said some of the claims being made regarding personal injury response time with police officers are slightly deceptive, since the fire department is the one that usually assists and arrives at the scene as well to help. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Letter: Constitution clarification
Abilene Reporter-NewsSeptember 9, 2011

Many subsequent judicial rulings have reaffirmed this basic Constitutional principle. One who "challenges" established American constitutional law is entitled to his own unorthodox opinion, but not to his own facts, history or law. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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20 UNDER 40: McFadden serves clients, community with vigor
nwitimes.comSeptember 18, 2011

She brings the same energetic intensity to her law practice. "What amazes me about her is her ability to multitask, handling a wide variety of personal and professional activities," says Mike O'Neill, fellow law partner at O'Neill, McFadden, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Renfrew contractor jailed, fined for not doing work
Ottawa CitizenSeptember 2, 2011

A Renfrew contractor was sentenced Thursday to 71 days in jail and his company was fined $90000 for violating the province's consumer protection act. According to a statement from the Ministry of Consumer Services, Philip Slobodzian, who ran PSC New ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Estate surveyors knock new Lagos tenancy law
VanguardSeptember 5, 2011

He maintained that the numerous taxes, lengthy approval processes and high documentation fees in the state, discourage people from investing in real estate in Lagos. Also picking holes with the law, the branch's image maker, Mr Sola Enitan stated that ...more »

Investors to spend millions 'greening' commercial buildings in Sacramento
RenewablesBizSeptember 21, 2011

The plan relies on AB 811, a three-year-old state law that sets up a funding mechanism called PACE to retrofit homes and businesses. Implementation of the law for homeowners has essentially stalled because of legal and financing issues. ...more »

Sports Law
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Brown blocks youth helmet law for snow sports
abc7news.comSeptember 7, 2011

The Democratic governor says "not every human problem deserves a law." SB105 by Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, would have allowed $25 fines for parents whose children didn't wear helmets. He cited statistics showing half of reported ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Offit Kurman sees green in adding white-collar criminal defense arm
Baltimore Business JournalSeptember 2, 2011

To capture a piece of this legal market, Offit Kurman has launched a new white-collar criminal defense practice and hired a veteran defense attorney to run it. Rachel Marblestone Kamins joined Offit Kurman on Aug. 1 from Bennett & Bair LLC, a criminal ...more »

Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment Against Woodbury Tax Preparer
Patch.comSeptember 23, 2011

He also offered individuals to whom he provided tax preparation services an opportunity to purchase audit insurance, the press release stated. Purchasers of audit insurance could elect to be represented by Thorndike in connection with any IRS audit of ...more »

Nigeria: Private Harm, Public Shame
AllAfrica.comSeptember 21, 2011

As Nigerian women, we are expected to honour and obey our husbands, but both my parents taught me, from a very young age: if to obey means constant beatings resulting in a black and blue eye, it's a private harm and a public shame never to be tolerated ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Perpetual Asks: Is your nest egg protected?
PR Leap (press release)September 1, 2011

Chris Balalovski, Perpetual Private Clients Head of Strategic Advice, talks about the importance of asset protection in today's environment. What is asset protection and why is it important? Asset protection is about using sophisticated and legally ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ygrene Energy Fund Florida Awarded Landmark Energy Retrofit Program
Sacramento BeeSeptember 8, 2011

PACE operates under State law and allows property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind-hardening retrofits on their buildings. Besides benefiting property owners through reduced energy and insurance bills, the programs provide ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Legal Matters: Successors have obligation to act quickly on wills
Carroll County TimesSeptember 25, 2011

The lawyer may also reveal that Jack left $50000 apiece to Jim and his sister Joanne, and $500000 to the Arachnid Preservation Society. State law requires the custodian to take the will to the Register of Wills office, which he may do before a petition ...more »

Family Law
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Niagarafallsreporter.comSeptember 5, 2011

Such is the case with Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano, who's running for the Niagara County Family Court judicial seat currently held by retiring Judge David Seaman. "Family law is something that's appealed to me ever since I was admitted to the bar," Judge ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Man who contracted asbestosis not entitled to workers comp: SC high court
Business InsuranceSeptember 7, 2011

During that time, he was exposed regularly to asbestos dust from insulation products, court records state. Mr. Skinner also was a National Guard reservist and left Westinghouse in 1983 to work full-time for the National Guard earning more than he did ...more »


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