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Grand America audit turns up undocumented workers
Salt Lake TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

“Such businesses gain a competitive edge by paying illegal alien workers low wages or otherwise exploiting them. These inspections are one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to ensure that businesses are complying with US employment ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Daughter-in-law identifies Bond in Payson Canyon murder hearing
Daily HeraldSeptember 20, 2011

Martin Bond, left, converses with his defense attorney, Ron Yengich, during Bond's preliminary hearing at the Fourth Judicial District Court in American Fork, Utah on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. JAMES ROH/Daily Herald AMERICAN FORK -- Pamela Mortensen went ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama faces new conundrum in selling his healthcare law
The HillSeptember 3, 2011

“That drumbeat isn't as steady a rhythm as we'd like when you have inserted into that a lot of misperceptions and falsehoods about the law.” Democratic strategist Chris Lehane said the healthcare law is hard to sell, politically, because people will ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Local industries respond to Jones Act waivers
Daily Comet (blog)September 2, 2011

At least 46 foreign ships moved the oil, a practice that advocates say violates the Jones Act, which mandates domestic cargo move on US-flagged ships, unless they are unavailable during a national security crisis. "The waivers deny work to American ...more »

Immigration Law
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Group plans Birmingham rally against Alabama immigration law
al.com (blog)September 1, 2011

3, 2011, consolidated the 3 lawsuits challenging Alabama's immigration law. (AP Photo) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice has scheduled a rally for tonight in opposition to Alabama's new immigration law. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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FNCCI flays tax evaders
Himalayan TimesSeptember 4, 2011

“Trade unions cannot be ignored for industrial development but the politically motivated trade union and the intra-party rift has hurt the industrial environment,” he said, asking to create industry-friendly environment for mutual benefits. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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BBB AUTO LINE Turns 30
Better Business BureauSeptember 1, 2011

BBB AUTO LINE, a national program which resolves auto warranty and lemon law disputes, marks its 30th year of service to consumers and the automotive industry. This innovative program has helped nearly 2 million consumers find solutions to their ...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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Healthy regard for animal rights
Malaysia StarSeptember 11, 2011

She now resides at an animal rescue farm. Therefore, if a similar “cat hotel from hell” scenario had been uncovered in Germany as in Malaysia, animal rights activists would have been baying for blood and the culprits would have been severely dealt with ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Institute announces plans to launch 'intellectual property bank' this month
Taipei TimesSeptember 1, 2011

The institute is planning to initially invest NT$50 million (US$1.73 million) in setting up an intellectual property (IP) company, or IP bank, in the middle of this month, ITRI vice president Johnson Sher (佘祥生) said during a media briefing. ...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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Is affirmative action still thriving in BC NDP?
BCLocalNewsSeptember 9, 2011

Is affirmative action still alive and well in the Comox Valley? You reported recently about the upcoming nominations for the local constituency, but I noticed that there were no men running; only women were mentioned. Am I to conclude that men are ...more »

Newly Published Audio Provides Real-Time View of 9/11 Attacks
New York TimesSeptember 8, 2011

11, an airliner that had vanished from all the tracking tools of modern aviation suddenly became visible in its final seconds to the people who had been trying to find it. Miles Kara, who worked as an investigator for the 9/11 Commission, tracked down ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New York Landlord Settles Tenants' Harassment Suit
New York TimesSeptember 7, 2011

Advocates for residents' and tenants' rights have long claimed that people living in rent-regulated apartments owned by the Pinnacle Group were widely intimidated as part of the owner's efforts to empty its buildings to make way for higher-paying ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Three Years Later, Fuld Isn't Out of the Woods Yet
Fox BusinessSeptember 13, 2011

As the three-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy approaches, at least one law enforcement agency hasn't ended its investigation into the firm's collapse, the FOX Business Network has learned. ...more »

Litigation
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Dr Reddy's Lab gains on settling patent litigation with Pfizer
India Infoline.comSeptember 2, 2011

In a statement, Dr Reddy's Laboratories said the settlement with Pfizer is for resolving litigation related to Lipitor tablets of strengths 10 milligram (mg), 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg, known generically as Atorvastatin calcium tablets. ...more »

Business Law
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'Over 50% of adverts placed online are scams'
Independent OnlineSeptember 7, 2011

She said that to further prevent incidents, Kalahari Ads has blocked and blacklisted users; phoned sellers to confirm their authenticity; notified the SPCA when they suspected animal harm in any way; notified crime prevention units - with whom they had ...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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68-year-old charged in child pronography | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-08
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 8, 2011

The criminal complaint said information was provided to Chester County officials by a Delaware County member of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, who was conducting an online investigation in April and found child pornography files that ...more »

Personal Injury
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The Bark: Q&A with Stephen A. Burroughs
my.hsj.orgSeptember 3, 2011

Hovering above Knoxville on countless billboards, personal injury attorney Stephen A. Burroughs has caused quite a stir on the Internet. Burroughs has been on billboards in Knoxville for almost five years now, but his popularity spiked when a memes ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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7th Annual Constitution Day with speaker Martha Dean
Connectcut PlusSeptember 1, 2011

Stevenson practices Constitutional Law, Appellate Law, Educational Law, and Criminal Law in a variety of courts, including Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, federal District Courts, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery
USA TodaySeptember 14, 2011

Jacqueline Collins, a Democrat, says she is working with her state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to see how to adapt the law for Illinois and whether it should be expanded, possibly to cover cosmetic procedures in offices and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Whistle-blower suits on rise
Boston GlobeSeptember 7, 2011

The firm said the surge in litigation largely stems from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a federal statute signed into law in July 2010, in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Under Dodd-Frank, whistle-blowers can reap ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Leading Transactional Real Estate Lawyer Fiona Kelly Joins Fried Frank
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm. From its offices in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Firm's more than 500 lawyers regularly serve the world's leading ...more »

Military Base Adds $300000 to Existing Contract for Intellicheck Mobilisa's ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 8, 2011

The NCIC system is available to Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as other criminal justice agencies. Steve Williams, Intellicheck Mobilisa's CEO, commented: "This advanced technology plays a vital role in securing our nation's ...more »

Sports Law
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Testimony That Helped Change Youth Sports
Patch.comSeptember 17, 2011

This story is part of a three-part series examining the new state law on sports-related concussions in Minnesota youth sports. The series was reported by John Hageman and Dominic Zahner and edited by Regional Sports Coordinator Mark Remme.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 »

Practices questioned
National Catholic ReporterSeptember 26, 2011

The IRS audit was concluded on June 19, 2011. “The IRS audit concluded that there was nothing questionable regarding the operations at American Life League Inc.” American Life League declined to provide the IRS report but told NCR that “the information ...more »

Over-qualified? Or just seen as 'too old'?
Financial TimesSeptember 6, 2011

The overall numbers are small, however, compared with other reasons for going to tribunals, and Mr Brooks says this could be because the age discrimination laws are relatively new and people are less aware of them. Also, tribunal success rates are low. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Lehman, Venue, Innkeepers, Thornburg, Sbarro: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 12, 2011

King was the country's leading authority on bankruptcy law and a principal author of the Collier bankruptcy treatise. The present system wasn't without supporters. David A. Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School testified that “removing the ...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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Rosser to run for probate judge
Times DailySeptember 14, 2011

However, I believe I share a different vision for the probate judge's office.” The probate judge has various duties, including presiding over adoptions, wills and estates, commitments, guardianships and land disputes. In addition, the judge supervises ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce: The Spite in Everything
PatheosSeptember 13, 2011

Before the 1960s, a legal ground for divorce (normally adultery) was required for the dissolution of a marriage. Divorce rates at that time were half their current level. In his article, "The Trust in Marital Law," Diehl states, "Family law today has ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Celebrating 100 years of workers' compensation
MyFox WausauSeptember 2, 2011

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Thursday marked the 100 year anniversary of the workers' compensation law going into effect -- and it all started in Wausau. According to the state of Wisconsin's website, ...more »

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