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Daily BreezeSeptember 1, 2011

Wills and trusts. 10-11:30a.m. Presented by HELP, this class discusses the needs for a will and/or a living trust. Call to register. Activities. Meets at the Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Drive, 8 am to 3p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. ...more »

SC DNR Sees Highest Coyote Population Ever In South Carolina
News Channel 7September 1, 2011

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources now says there are more coyotes in the Palmetto State than ever before ? and the coyotes are here to stay. (more) When the call of the wild is calling right outside your door - that sound could make ...more »

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Administrative Law
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SeaWorld Orlando To Fight OSHA Fines
WPBF West Palm BeachSeptember 19, 2011

SeaWorld says the OSHA fines are baseless and unsupported by evidence. An administrative judge in Sanford will hear the the case Monday morning. Animal rights activists plan to protest the hearing with the sayings "Throw the Book at SeaWorld! ...more »

Health Care Law
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HIPAA at 15: HITECH Tightens Health Care Data Privacy Laws
eWeekSeptember 7, 2011

Fifteen years after Congress enacted the HIPAA data privacy laws, health care IT is adapting to guidelines made more stringent by the 2009 HITECH Act. With 2011 marking the 15th anniversary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Paradise to consider new pot law
Enterprise-RecordSeptember 5, 2011

The town's law is said to attempt to balance the rights of medical marijuana patients and the property rights and public safety concerns of their neighbors. This concern was highlighted by the 2008 home-invasion robbery and slaying of Eric Jones at his ...more »

Immigration Law
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Controversy over Ga. immigration panel
PoliticoSeptember 7, 2011

... to serve on the state's Immigration Enforcement Review Board, a seven-member panel tasked with investigating citizen complaints that local governments and law enforcement agencies are not properly enforcing the state's tough new immigration law, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Glendale OKs up to $50 mil in bonds for Midwestern University
Arizona RepublicSeptember 1, 2011

The Glendale City Council last week permitted its Industrial Development Authority to issue $50 million in revenue bonds in behalf of the university. The five-member board issues tax-exempt bonds to projects eligible for financing under Arizona law, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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CC subcommittee meeting ended inconclusively
RepublicaSeptember 4, 2011

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The meeting of the dispute resolution Subcommittee under the Constitutional Committee that took place at Singha Durbar, on Sunday has ended inconclusively. All parties except Nepali Congress (NC) came close to forming a panel of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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HCC INS HLDGS : HCC Insurance Holdings to Present At Keefe, Bruyette & Woods ...
4-traders (press release)September 1, 2011

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The types of risks and uncertainties which may ...more »

Animal Law
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Reptile rescuer finds a new home in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake TribuneSeptember 19, 2011

"Sounds like there's plenty of room," said Dix, who handles a range of dangerous species turned in to animal shelters or seized by law enforcement across Utah. After months working with UDOT's property experts, Dix said the Salt Lake City law firm of ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Borders Intellectual Property Sale Delayed By Privacy Issue
BusinessWeekSeptember 22, 2011

Other trademark assets also were sold, making the sale worth $15.8 million to Borders' creditors. “Does Borders have the ability to e-mail blast to all customers in its database, essentially giving them the right to opt out of any sale or transfer? ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Shun corporate offers, law students told
Deccan HeraldSeptember 11, 2011

Justice VC Daga, former judge, High Court of Judicature at Bombay said that young lawyers must not limit themselves to one kind of law, exploring various fields from civil, criminal, litigation and corporate law to help them build a strong career. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action for Ugly People
TruthdigSeptember 1, 2011

Research over the years has shown that attractive people tend to reap economic rewards, from higher salaries and more promotions to lower interest rates on mortgages. In fact, one study showed that a person in the ugliest one-seventh of the population, ...more »

Australia, Japan sign open skies aviation agreement
ReutersSeptember 30, 2011

CANBERRA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Australia and Japan have signed an open skies aviation agreement that will allow Australian carriers fly into smaller Japanese airports, just as flag carrier Qantas looks to set up a low-cost airline partnership in Japan. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New Smoking Laws Help a Californian Landlord
Wiki Peers (press release)September 10, 2011

In the past, there was no law that could permit the landlord to stop the tenant from smoking a cigarette. Nonetheless in a recent development, Governor Jerry Brown passed a bill which permitted landlords to stop tenants from smoking within the building ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Cosigning Bad Credit Auto Loans
Auto Credit Express (blog)September 11, 2011

In addition to the primary borrower, both co-signers and co-buyers can be subject to collection action, including wage garnishment, if the loan goes into default. 4. During the application process, the lender will review the credit reports of both ...more »

Litigation
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Wiseman ranked high among attorneys
The TennesseanSeptember 19, 2011

Tom Wiseman, a founding member of Wiseman Ashworth Law Group PLC, received top Band 1 ranking for his Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation practice in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA directory of recommended lawyers and law firms. ...more »

Business Law
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Homeowners Say California AG Is 'Doing Bank of America's Bidding'
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 8, 2011

"Harris' core substantive allegations are that Mr. Stein used deceptive and fraudulent advertising to get clients and then he failed to produce results for those clients," the complaint states. "Both allegations are false and were easily refutable had ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Heck calls for hearings on military retirement
Las Vegas Review - JournalSeptember 17, 2011

A 401(k)-style system would allow younger members of the military to build benefits toward retirement, even if they depart in fewer than 20 years, the board said. Contact Stephens Washington Bureau Chief Steve Tetreault at stetreault@stephensmedia.com ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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NYPD Auxiliary Cop Charged With Child Porn
Long Island PressSeptember 6, 2011

An NYPD auxiliary police sergeant from West Babylon has been arrested for allegedly sharing child pornography videos over the Internet, Suffolk County police said. Computer Crimes Unit detectives conducting an ...more »

Personal Injury
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Harrisburg PA Personal Injury Attorney Selected to Super Lawyers
Law Firm Newswire (press release)September 12, 2011

Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2011 – Freeburn & Hamilton, PC, is pleased to announce that its founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq., has been selected to SUPER LAWYERS, 2011 edition, as one of the top personal injury lawyers in ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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ANC to appeal 'Shoot the boer' ban as ruling slammed
Mail & Guardian OnlineSeptember 13, 2011

But main complainant in the case AfriForum says it does believe in freedom of speech and is even preparing to fight the Protection of Information Bill if it becomes law . "We believe the Constitution makes ample room for freedom of expression" ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal duo moves in Las Vegas 3BD
BlockshopperSeptember 6, 2011

Her practice focuses on legal malpractice, insurance defense and professional liability. She received her BA from York University and her LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario. According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 24183 home sales in ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Battle of Fair Debt Collection vs. Bad Debt Collectors Rages On
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Many consumers are not aware of the protection afforded by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and state consumer protection laws and that the laws provide for the right to seek legal help according ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorney Bill Mann Selected for 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
dBusinessNews Triangle (press release)September 12, 2011

Triangle - A partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, William A. Mann, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Law. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous ...more »

CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE: Understanding the Difference Between What Is ...
JD Supra (press release)September 1, 2011

Many business contracts require one or both parties to maintain a certain level of general liability, commercial automobile, umbrella/excess liability, and other specialized forms of insurance coverage. There can also be a further requirement that one ...more »

Sports Law
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Oregon Ducks hire associate athletic director from LSU
OregonLive.comSeptember 9, 2011

He also has complemented his experience as a collegiate athletics administrator with a law degree specializing in Sports Law and Sports Business. "We are looking forward to being a part of the University of Oregon," Pintens said. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Veteran Criminal Defense Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Case
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)September 1, 2011

A longtime criminal defense lawyer in Baltimore who stashed more than a million dollars in two safes in his basement pleaded guilty today in federal district court in Greenbelt in a tax evasion prosecution. The lawyer, Stanley Needleman, was licensed ...more »

Back to School: Deductibility of School Uniforms
ForbesSeptember 6, 2011

While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

MAVROMMATIS v. CAREY LIMOUSINE WESTCHESTER, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 8, 2011

1 Mavrommatis alleged discrimination and unlawful retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, 42 USC § 2000e et seq., the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), 29 USC § 621 et seq., and 42 USC § 1981. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Brooks Paley, J.D., LL.M., Managing Principal of Paley Law Corporation ...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 9, 2011

Mr. Paley is a Los Angeles-based attorney who specializes in strategic wealth transfers and the mitigation of estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes. His practice areas include estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Lima doctor adding Ohio's largest residential solar array to home
istockAnalyst.com (press release)September 6, 2011

"The other forms of energy are not instant forms of energy," he said. "This is a supply that would last for many, many generations." Gerad said the idea came to him during a conversation with his son-in-law, who formed Yellow Springs Renewable Energy. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Resources help with navigating legal issues
Wausau Daily HeraldSeptember 7, 2011

Every day we encounter the rules of law, whether it's obtaining the correct forms to write a will to fighting a traffic ticket to filing bankruptcy. The Marathon County Public Library has a variety of law books available to help people on legal matters ...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 premiums in state may rise again next year
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 14, 2011

Washington workers' compensation premiums might go up again in 2012, despite recent state legislative reforms that added $1.1 billion to the state-run industrial insurance system's bottom line. Washington workers' compensation premiums might go up ...more »

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