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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 »

Federal grant to help redo housing project
KGO-TVSeptember 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- City leaders and residents of one of San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods are celebrating after getting a federal grant to help redo a rough housing project near Candlestick Park. Phoebe Williams has lived in the Alice Griffith ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Leagle.comSeptember 1, 2011

2 Mother requested a hearing, as provided by ORS 416.427. After the hearing, on September 15, 2009, an administrative law judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings determined that the Support Enforcement Division lacked jurisdiction under ORS ...more »

Health Care Law
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CSC's new health care VP to lead federal business push
Washington TechnologySeptember 6, 2011

He will be responsible for developing new business with key federal health agencies and positioning CSC as a leader in providing new systems necessary to implement the reforms required by the Affordable Care Act, the company said in an announcement ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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One Betrayal Too Many
TruthdigSeptember 15, 2011

By Richard Reeves By William Pfaff By Amy Goodman By John Dean By Keith Bolender By Margaret B. Jones By Robert Scheer It's getting too late to give President Barack Obama a pass on the economy. Sure, he inherited an enormous mess from ...more »

Immigration Law
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Representative Oda urges U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Arizona Immigration Law
Examiner.comSeptember 12, 2011

... Oda of Utah has joined other state legislators and non-profit organizations in an amicus brief that supports Arizona's request for the US Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Arizona's immigration enforcement law. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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India's Apex Court Leaves Gujarat Riot Case to Trial Court
Wall Street JournalSeptember 12, 2011

Though he has been re-elected twice and has won plaudits for the state's rapid growth and industrial development, allegations that Mr. Modi looked the other way as a massacre ensued in his state have stunted his ability to pursue national office, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Anti-Sharia Movements' Unintended Consquences For Jews, Native Americans, and ...
American MuslimSeptember 6, 2011

Furthermore, some of these measures would raise questions about statutes that take into consideration or reference religious laws, including prohibitions on false advertising of kosher food. Anti-Shariah measures are nothing more than another example ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Select plans appeal of $50M judgment
Pacific Coast Business TimesSeptember 2, 2011

A spokeswoman for the state fund said the organization could not comment on open litigation. The jury in the case was asked to enter the byzantine world of calculating workers compensation insurance premiums. Premiums are based on three main factors: ...more »

Animal Law
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Six Flags loses dog rescued from locked car in scorching parking lot
Examiner.comSeptember 13, 2011

A life is a life and could have easily ended that day due to one careless act." Other animal rights advocates have gone a step further to suggest that Shalanon Brooks should face charges for animal cruelty because of her decision to leave Malibu in a ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Borders intellectual property sale delayed
Detroit Free PressSeptember 23, 2011

Borders Group's planned sale of intellectual property to competitor Barnes & Noble was delayed Thursday after a judge said privacy rights for 48 million customers must be clarified. US Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn in New York adjourned a hearing to ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Insight: Extreme makeover BofA: An asbestos solution
Reuters CanadaSeptember 9, 2011

The idea of using the asbestos litigation wars as a model for dealing with the fallout from the financial crisis is more talk than anything else. There's no indication an asbestos-style litigation trust is something Bank of America is actively ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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It could be men who need affirmative action
Daily NationSeptember 2, 2011

Article 27 directs the State to take the necessary measures to implement the principle of gender affirmative action as stated, but does not imply that this needs to be achieved forthwith. It is, therefore, a process and not an Article that must be ...more »

OAG 30-Year World Crisis Analysis Reveals Aviation Industry's Surprising ...
PR Newswire (press release)September 8, 2011

8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence and a UBM Aviation brand, today released the results of the OAG World Crisis Analysis, which calculated the impact that events such as terrorism, pandemics and natural disasters ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Fasola defends LASTMA operations
WorldStageSeptember 22, 2011

On the tenancy law and exemption of some areas in the state, Fashola who said a wider forum to discuss the issue would soon be convened, however hinted that the contributions of the government , landlord and tenants in the discussion on the issue would ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Stock futures fall ahead of key macro data
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

US stocks closed out the worst month in more than a year on an up note on Wednesday, with sharp gains in the last several days still not enough to repair the damage from a US credit downgrade and fears of a slide back into recession. ...more »

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Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. Settles Concerta® Patent Litigation
MarketWatch (press release)September 13, 2011

13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached a settlement dismissing all pending litigation arising from its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to market an extended release ...more »

Business Law
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Pro-con: Is health care law hurting job creation? (blog)September 3, 2011

But in the 15 months after the law passed, the economy added a mere 6500 jobs each month on average — less than one-tenth the pre-health care act rate. Other factors are at work, of course. Companies must see an improvement in the business climate ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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AT&T's Battle for T-Mobile Is Political as Well as Legal
New York TimesSeptember 6, 2011

As a result, AT&T, which contends the acquisition would help it accommodate the huge demand for bandwidth created by smartphones, must show that any downside of higher concentration in local markets would be outweighed by the benefits of a deal. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Laptop plan raises fears of misuse
Times of IndiaSeptember 12, 2011

"They will not know what their children are doing on the internet. Proper counseling should be given to parents and children," he said. Though the government is not providing free internet connections with the computers, cyber crime experts say ...more »

Personal Injury
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Auto insurance changes debated in Michigan
Houston ChronicleSeptember 10, 2011

That would change under proposals that could offer motorists less expensive insurance in exchange for limited personal injury protection coverage. Supporters of the changes, including the auto insurance industry, say it would allow motorists to opt out ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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UVU receives $1 million for Constitutional studies
Daily HeraldSeptember 23, 2011

Griffin has an extensive academic background in constitutional studies including advanced graduate studies and research in constitutional law, constitutional aspects of education, civil rights, judicial politics, constitutional and legal history and ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Cosmetic surgery gets cheaper, faster, scarier
USA TodaySeptember 15, 2011

Investigators, she says, are looking into possible violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, which bans commercial practices that deceive consumers. Joyce Wooten, 53, of Tampa said her surgeries at Lifestyle Lift "ruined my ...more »

Consumer Protection
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SEC Wants Info About Mutual Fund Derivatives
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 2, 2011

However, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act forbids the SEC from using ratings from these agencies when determining if an issuer is exempt under the Investment Company Act. After the SEC's solicitation for public comments is ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Judge denies WexTrust receiver's deal with law firm
The Virginian-PilotSeptember 3, 2011

The federal judge overseeing the recovery of funds for WexTrust Capital investors rejected a proposed settlement with the Chicago law firm that advised WexTrust on several of its flawed securities offerings. An agreement the WexTrust ...more »

Legal Watch
SecurityInfoWatchSeptember 9, 2011

, SD&I's legal columnist, is a partner in Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP, Philadelphia, a commercial law firm with a national practice in the electronic security and life safety industries.more »

Sports Law
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Brown blocks youth helmet law for snow sports
Sacramento BeeSeptember 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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Retrial in gay teen killing poses challenges
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 3, 2011

And jurors told defense attorneys they did not believe the killing amounted to a hate crime. Prosecutors on Friday disagreed and said they continue to believe it was motivated by victim Larry King's sexual orientation. They also believe McInerney was ...more »

Audit finds police chief got 10 extra vacation days
Buffalo NewsSeptember 2, 2011

Village officials Thursday insisted the issue revolves around a section of General Municipal Law that allowed it when the audit was conducted, from last Dec. 31 to May 25, but was not fully spelled out in the village's employee policy handbook. ...more »

El Paso Wins Cash Balance Case; No Age Discrimination Or Backloading ...
CCHSeptember 2, 2011

4(i) of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), because younger and older employees received credits to their accounts in a nondiscriminatory manner, according to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. This was the ruling in Tomlinson, et al., v. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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A Post-Labor Day Look At Amazon's Jobs And Tax Strategy
ForbesSeptember 5, 2011

I've worked in the Washington DC bureau of Forbes for more than two decades and in recent years have spent much of my time reporting about taxes -- tax policy, tax planning, edgy tax shelters, tax evasion, wacky tax credits, and Congressional tax ...more »

Environmental Law
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'Bloom Boxes' a blow to clean energy
The News JournalSeptember 4, 2011

"To change the definition of renewable in a state that has such a vulnerable environment is a very scary thing," said former Democratic Rep. Diana McWilliams, one of the sponsors of the 2005 law requiring Delmarva Power to buy a portion of its power ...more »

Wills & Probate
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A program on basics of estate administration in Surrogate's Court at the ...
NJ.comSeptember 9, 2011

The duties of the Surrogate Office include the probate of wills; appointment of estate administrators; appointment of guardians of minors; acting as Deputy Clerk to the Superior Court of New Jersey in contested probate actions; and the processing of ...more »

Family Law
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Fort Bend Lawyers Care to offer family law workshop
Ultimate Fort BendSeptember 2, 2011

The workshop is open to low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions ranging from divorce to child custody, child support and adoptions. Those who attend must bring any prior court ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Washington L&I: Reforms Create Opportunity to Restore Workers' Comp Reserves
Occupational Health & SafetySeptember 15, 2011

"It's critical that we restore the workers' comp reserves. Savings from the reforms create an opportunity to do this without large rate increases," said L&I Director Judy Schurke. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently asked the ...more »


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