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Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mrs. Kirchner has indicated that her law wouldn't be applied retroactively, meaning that current investments wouldn't be affected. One of the provisions of her proposal would be to create a unified registry of land ownership to define who owns what ...more »

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Reuters AlertNetSeptember 1, 2011

Residents of Boeung Kak Lake facing eviction from their homes, react during a protest near the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh, appealing for help in getting fair compensation from a Chinese firm involved in a real estate development at the lake in this ...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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Health care law targets premiums
STLtoday.comSeptember 2, 2011

WASHINGTON • Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate increases, according to a new requirement of the health care law implemented Thursday to put pressure on insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Obama bill provides $661M for AZ schools
Arizona Daily StarSeptember 15, 2011

The American Jobs Act bill requires the funds to be spent by Sept. 30, 2012. "The American Jobs Act will lead to new jobs for construction workers, jobs for teachers, jobs for veterans, jobs for young people, jobs for the unemployed," Obama said during ...more »

Immigration Law
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Dream Act: California embraces anti-Arizona role on illegal immigration
Christian Science MonitorSeptember 1, 2011

With the Obama administration and Congress stalled on immigration reform, California has joined the growing parade of states acting on their own to pressure Washington into action. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Did the City's Pot Ordinance Need an Environmental Impact Report?
Patch.comSeptember 8, 2011

The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients filed an unusual legal challenge today to the city's medical marijuana ordinance, arguing the city failed to do an environmental impact report on the law aimed at reducing the number of pot dispensaries. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Possible changes coming to organization of Fort Morgan city departments
Fort Morgan TimesSeptember 2, 2011

McAlister also pointed out that the city's insurer, Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency, and Mountain States Employers Council each offer mediation services for these types of situations, too. Shaver, a former city employee, said he thinks ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Controversial £10000 referral fees should be banned, says top judge
Telegraph.co.ukSeptember 6, 2011

Lord Justice Jackson also accused the Law Society of representing the interests of compensation lawyers over the public in a joint campaign against planned cuts to civil legal aid and his proposed reform of civil litigation. He said a campaign against ...more »

Animal Law
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A Foie-Less Affair: Is California's Ban On Duck Liver Unconstitutional?
Miami New Times (blog)September 12, 2011

12 2011 at 12:00 PM ​California lawmakers have announced they plan to enforce a 2004 law that effectively bans the production and sale of foie gras. Animal rights activists petitioned for the duck relief, citing it as "an inhumane practice that should ...more »

Intellectual Property
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About the Authors
Patent DocsSeptember 2, 2011

USPTO Director David Kappos noted that the agreement was "aimed at improving enforcement and collaboration on intellectual property matters through exchanges of information, capacity building, and other educational activities. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Advantage Litigation Expands to New Office
PR Web (press release)September 4, 2011

With the ten largest law firms in Minnesota located in Minneapolis, and sixty-six out of the hundred largest, it was essential to locate a new office in downtown Minneapolis, in a more centralized location and connected by the sky-walk to many major ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Feds accuse company of discrimination at Lemoore plant
Central Valley Business TimesSeptember 2, 2011

The US Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has filed a complaint with the department's Office of Administrative Law Judges against the federal contractor. The administrative complaint seeks back wages and interest for ...more »

China Aviation Oil Chooses Unigy from IPC Systems As Its New Unified Trading ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced that China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd. (CAO) ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Memos & Distinctions
Charleston Post CourierSeptember 12, 2011

E. Paul Gibson of North Charleston-based Riesen Law Firm LLP has been elected to a two-year term as president of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Bobby Pearce, an attorney in the Charleston office of Smith Moore Leatherwood, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad Credit and Used Car Fraud
Auto Credit Express (blog)September 4, 2011

This is because, in the nearly two decades we've been involved in bad credit auto sales here at Auto Credit Express, we've talked to customers who have been subject to fraud when trying to buy a bad credit car. In addition to hearing their stories, ...more »

Litigation
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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 »

Business Law
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Legislature Gives City More Power to Fight Ad Trailers
Patch.comSeptember 3, 2011

The bill comes in the wake of another law that went into effect in January that bans unhitched trailers with advertising on them from being parked on city streets. Following passage of the January law, Councilman Dennis Zine launched a task force to ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veterans can learn of possible benefits during events at Deptford Mall
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comSeptember 3, 2011

Military veterans can learn more about benefits or entitlements they may be eligible to receive by visiting the Deptford Mall on Sept. 6, 7 or 8. From 10 am to 8 pm on those days, the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will provide ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cybercrime to get even bigger: expert
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 7, 2011

Marian Merritt, internet safety advocate with computer security company Norton, said a new global study showed 69 per cent of adults around the world experienced cybercrime in their lifetime, much more than previously thought because this type of crime...more »

Personal Injury
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Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Opens New Office And Celebrates 10 Years of ...
The Open Press (press release)September 6, 2011

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney, Joseph P. McClelland, LLC understands and represents those who were hurt. He holds memberships in the New York and Georgia Bar and had represented clients in the Superior Court, Court of Appeals, and United States ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Romney has his best outing in South Carolina
Washington Post (blog)September 6, 2011

Rick Perry? We don't know, but Perry's aides, if they are smart, are going through some basics on constitutional law with him. Had he been there it's not clear he would have had the deftness to avoid the invitation to constitutional chaos. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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2011 Michigan Super Lawyers® List Recognizes Nine Collins, Einhorn, Farrell ...
dBusinessNews Detroit (press release)September 14, 2011

His work is focused primarily on the defense of medical and legal malpractice cases at the appellate level. The University of Michigan Law School alum also handles a variety of professional, commercial, and general liability appeals. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Customer service shake-up needed
ITWeb (blog)September 1, 2011

New technologies like social networking, and new legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), are empowering consumers like never before. This emerged at the ITWeb CRM Summit in Bryanston yesterday. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Winstead law firm bolsters real estate group
Austin Business JournalSeptember 23, 2011

Winstead PC's real estate practice is poised to grow substantially with the hiring of Steve Drenner and the rest of Drenner & Golden Stuart Wolff LLP's entitlement group. Including Drenner, Winstead has hired 55 attorneys this year across all practices ...more »

A Call to Reform Wisconsin's Class-Action Statute
WisBarSeptember 1, 2011

The court found commonality requires only “a community of interest among [the class members] in the questions of law and fact involved in the general controversy, or in the kind and form of relief demanded and obtained by or against each individual ...more »

Sports Law
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Testimony That Helped Change Youth Sports
Patch.comSeptember 14, 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, Wendy Erlien, and edited by Regional Sports Coordinator Mark Remme.more »

Criminal Defense
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Venerable attorney, advocate Erwin Mitchell passes away
The Daily CitizenSeptember 14, 2011

Mitchell served as Dalton city attorney, an original trustee of the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, director of the Dalton College Foundation, member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and president of the Dalton High School ...more »

Guest Post: Why Taxing & Spending Adjustments Cannot Eliminate "The Deficit"
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. 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. ...more »

German Airline Can't Force Pilots Out at 60
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 14, 2011

Although age discrimination is not allowed in the EU as a general principle, such measures can be justified for the safety of airplane passengers, according to Europe's high court. Working as a pilot requires certain physical abilities that can be ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Mike Feuer Newsletter: Legislative Update, Constituent Resources & More
Patch.comSeptember 7, 2011

The organization is dedicated to the preservation of historic Los Feliz, and undertakes important improvement projects. Since its inception in 1916, the LFIA has created a network of members, volunteers and city liaisons who work to improve the quality ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solyndra White House e-mails show ignored warnings about loan guarantee risks
Washington PostSeptember 16, 2011

Many economists say that because alternative-energy projects are so expensive and slow to ramp up, they are not the most efficient way to stimulate the economy. Solyndra, the first renewable-energy company to receive a loan from the stimulus law...more »

Wills & Probate
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COALITION TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO VETERANS IN 14-COUNTY AREA
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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Texas Divorce Attorney Patrick A. Wright recertified as Family Law Specialist ...
PR Web (press release)September 6, 2011

Lewisville, TX attorney Patrick A. Wright of The Wright Firm, LLP has been approved for recertification in the area of family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Lewisville, TX attorney Patrick A. Wright of The Wright Firm, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Illinois Workers' Compensation Reform Hurts Injured Workers
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 29, 2011

September 29, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- This summer Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed workers' compensation reform into law, and several of the measures will go into effect this September. The goals of the reform were to cut costs, help employers and ...more »

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