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Law professor Liu confirmed for California high court
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

After a hearing on Wednesday in San Francisco that lasted little more than an hour, the three members of California's Commission on Judicial Appointments asked Liu a total of five questions. That followed a parade of 10 speakers extolling Liu, ...more »

Naples couple indicted, accused of withholding $600000 from IRS
Naples Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

8 by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to defraud the government, 11 counts of failure pay employment taxes and one count of obstructing the IRS, according to Department of Justice press release. The indictment alleges the Chaudhuris, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Post 9/11 Sikh and Muslim experiences get a hearing
Times of IndiaSeptember 5, 2011

"It is imperative for policy makers to help pass policies for inclusion of people of diversity in law enforcement agencies." Harsimran Kaur, legal director of the Sikh Coalition, suggested the media be more responsible in not inflaming public sentiment ...more »

Health Care Law
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Judge allows health care suit to continue
Houston ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

(AP) — A federal judge will allow a lawsuit filed in Mississippi challenging part of the Obama administration's health care law to continue. US District Judge Keith Starrett, in a ruling issued Aug. 29, denied the Obama administration's motion to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Hawaii (Sept. 2)
Targeted News Service (subscription)September 2, 2011

2 -- Smith Maritime, Honolulu, won a $178500 federal contract from the US Navy's Military Sealift Command for one US flag, Jones Act compliant ocean going tug with coastwise endorsement to act as an emergency standby tug for the USS Daniel Webster. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Arizona boycott over immigration law ends
OCRegisterSeptember 13, 2011

The anti-illegal immigration law reignited the illegal immigration debate. The most controversial portion of SB1070 gave law enforcement the authority to check immigration status of anyone detained by police. Demonstrators cross the street during a ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Baltimore's Unlikely Confederates
New York Times (blog)September 1, 2011

Many in Baltimore may have been pro-Southern, but from almost the moment Trimble left that May, the war began to inexorably turn it toward the North and its promise of industrial development and economic wealth. What Trimble represents, then, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Lemond & Lemond: Pilot Unfairly Relieved of Duty for Refusing to Endanger ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

... Employment and Employee Benefits Law (Including HR/EEO/FEP Consulting and Compliance); Immigration and International Law; Collections; General Counsel (Including Small Business Advice and Consulting); and Alternative Dispute Resolution.more »

Insurance Litigation
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DA seeks to block release of certain records regarding Jackson's death
Los Angeles Wave NewspapersSeptember 1, 2011

As trial in the death of Michael Jackson gets ready to begin, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is trying to delay the release of certain records regarding his death that also relate to a civil litigation regarding insurance. ...more »

Animal Law
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9/11 changed campus sense of security
The Brandeis HootSeptember 9, 2011

Public safety coordination extends locally to the Waltham Police Department, state law enforcement officials and to other federal agencies. Bio-medical research and animal rights activism is another cause for increased security threats on campus, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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RIM, Apple-Samsung, S3, Location-Based Programs: Intellectual Property
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

Samsung will pursue all available options, including legal action, to defend its intellectual- property rights, he said. Apple Inc. may have to reveal iPad and iPad 2 sales figures in the UK and US to improve its chances of barring Samsung Electronics ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Sixty-Five Bracewell Attorneys
MarketWatch (press release)September 2, 2011

... RCRA/Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation DallasSanford M. Brown - Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation LawBruce A. Cheatham - Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quotas for Indian Muslims?
The Express TribuneSeptember 21, 2011

He is a former editor of the Hindustan Times's Mumbai edition Affirmative action for religious minorities isn'ta new idea. In India, its time comes as important elections approach — and then its time passes. ...more »

Wait for FDI from foreign carriers to continue
Hindustan TimesSeptember 4, 2011

PTI Indian carriers hoping to attract investments from foreign airlines may have to wait longer as the government is yet to finalise its stand on a civil aviation ministry proposal sent three years ago. The proposal to allow foreign airlines to invest ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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International students getting a crash course in smart housing
Minnesota DailySeptember 16, 2011

According to Minnesota law, “prelease deposit” means payment given to a landlord from a prospective tenant of a residential unit before the prospective tenant and the landlord have entered into a rental agreement. Even though international students are ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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CashAdvancex Claims to Offer Help at Times of a Financial Crunch
SBWire (press release)September 2, 2011

Wilmington, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/02/2011 -- CashAdvancex claims to offer help at times of a financial crunch to those people who are battered with bad credit history. People with bad credit history find it extremely difficult to get financial help that ...more »

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Net Neutrality Rules Are Official, Litigation To Ensue
Hot HardwareSeptember 23, 2011

This is not to mention the fact that even if there wasn'ta hurricane of litigation coming, the government would still need to police and enforce the new rules, which is no small task in and of itself. In other words, the fight over Net neutrality is ...more »

Business Law
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China's regulators may force Baidu to be more like Google
VentureBeatSeptember 2, 2011

China Central Television's recent attacks on Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) may lead to new regulations that force China's largest search engine to separate paid advertising from organic search results more clearly. On August 15, 2011, CCTV aired a half-hour ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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DADT Case Gets Appeal Hearing (blog)September 2, 2011

by Steve W. Thursday saw the Obama administration go before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to argue why a court case against the federal government over the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” (DADT) policy, which bans gay and lesbian military personnel from ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cybercrime: is it out of control?
The GuardianSeptember 21, 2011

This was one of the most theatrical examples of internet crime yet discovered. Kolberg worked out from trawling through the receipts he also found on the server that the scareware scam had generated tens of millions of dollars in revenues for the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Peers select Jupiter resident Ted Babbitt for "Best Lawyers in America"
TCPalmSeptember 1, 2011

He was selected as a top plaintiffs' lawyer in: Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation and Products Liability Litigation. Best Lawyers named him “Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for the West Palm Beach area in November 2010. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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CU to celebrate Constitution Day with law student teaching project and campus ...
CU Boulder News & EventsSeptember 12, 2011

17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. It is being observed on Sept. 16 this year. Throughout the week leading up to Constitution Day, the law school's Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law will launch its ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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What to Do When Facing a Communications Crisis
Texas LawyerSeptember 21, 2011 firms — malpractice suits, defecting partners, trial losses, employee harassment, layoffs or declining profits. More frequently, the bad news can be about clients, which quickly turns their legal problems into public relations problems as well ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rehberg Criticizes Federal Regulations at Jobs Roundtable
Flathead BeaconSeptember 3, 2011

Rehberg criticized the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a financial regulatory bill signed into law by President Barack Obama last year, as an example of the federal government's “tendency to overreact and create a ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Land Acquisition Law could delay projects: Manoj Gaur , Executive chairman ...
Economic TimesSeptember 11, 2011

Manoj Gaur, executive chairman of the Jaypee Group, says his company has reaped the fruits of liberalisation and the results are visible in the real estate sector. "The real estate business has grown manifold with rising incomes. Home-buyers have a ...more »

Greenberg Traurig's Expansion Continues in California; Adds Former Federal ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

Others include Orange County Tax shareholder Gino Bianchini and Environmental shareholder Greg Trimarche; the Orange County Real Estate team led by shareholders Bruce Fischer and Scott Morehouse; Los Angeles Labor and Employment/Class Action Defense ...more »

Sports Law
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Sport funding act full of hooey
Portales News-TribuneSeptember 18, 2011

The purpose of the law is to make sure districts include private funding when abiding by the federal Title IX Act to make sure boys sports and girls sports are treated equally. Any substantial donation to any team will then give the school district a ...more »

Criminal Defense
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GOP group denounces 'baseless' Andrew Thomas investigation
AZ Central.comSeptember 6, 2011

The resolution alleges that the Bar is "under the control of liberal attorneys and criminal defense attorneys" who are attempting to strip the three of their law licenses. DeBruhl said the Bar's current Board of Governors is made up of 10 Republicans, ...more »

Brown paid $60K a month as consultant
Marietta Daily JournalSeptember 28, 2011

Of the iceberg that is......wait until the new board conducts the forensic audit. I have a feeling all of the board members were getting a taste. Go ahead, if the board is indicted EMC will be paying for the boards lawyer fees, too. who needs that ! ...more »

Age Discrimination Harder To Fight Amid Record Unemployment For Older Workers
Huffington PostSeptember 29, 2011

Gross's other senator, Republican Chuck Grassley, is not a co-sponsor of the Democratic bill but said he is working on separate legislation. "Jack Gross continues to be an important advocate against age discrimination," Grassley said in a statement to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Final purchase details for Katahdin paper mills being set
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 16, 2011

Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, NH, announced Thursday that it would close the undisclosed sales deal in escrow with present mills owner Brookfield Asset Management as soon as possible. Both sides and state officials worked until late Thursday ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ban Starts on Dumping Boat Sewage into LI Sound
Patch.comSeptember 8, 2011

A new law banning the discharge of boat sewage into the Long Island Sound goes into effect Thursday, two days after Rep. Tim Bishop and the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the measure at West Meadow Beach in Old Field. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Cypress TimesSeptember 5, 2011

No appointment will be necessary to attend one of the clinics. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax ...more »

Family Law
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Women's rights push dads aside
The Australian (blog)September 2, 2011

This kind of court decision, however, will come as little surprise to many dads, all too familiar with the operation of family law in Australia. Usually women's rights trump the needs of fathers and children, as is again being demonstrated by the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Calif. Nanny State May Legislate Babysitter Pay
The New AmericanSeptember 1, 2011

Additionally, parents who hire babysitters would be required to provide workers' compensation benefits. Written by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco, left) Assembly Bill 889 makes these requirements and more. The bill applies to all “domestic ...more »


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