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SEC record purges at odds with other agencies
Washington PostSeptember 1, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in related lines of work have preserved records of inquiries even if those probes never led to charges against anyone. Regulators and archivists said that the records could be a valuable source of ...more »

Come Together
Financial-Planning.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thomas believes "most financial planners simply won't address estate tax planning with sufficient vigor [because] there is no incentive to pursue this type of planning. Some planners would love to do really complete plans, but struggle to get clients ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Labor charges filed in Pleasanton country club labor dispute
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 1, 2011

26 with an unlawful lockout, and set a hearing before one of its administrative law judges Nov. 7 in Oakland for a final decision. The club plans to fight the charges. "We're really excited about it," said Sarah Norr, representative for Unite Here ...more »

Health Care Law
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A short list of key health-care reforms
Lebanon Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2011

I have provided a copy of the very successful Texas tort-reform law to our legislators. Texas has had an influx of 26000 medical professionals since they addressed exorbitant lawsuits. Deny licensing in Pennsylvania to any medical provider who has lost ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Administrative Law Judge Could Take Judicial Notice Of AMA Guides
Gulf Coast MaritimeSeptember 8, 2011

For a free consultation, call a maritime accident lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP toll free at (877) 632-8168, or contact us using the form on this page. Our maritime injury attorneys can advise you on all aspects of maritime law, including the Jones Act, ...more »

Immigration Law
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The Edge of Immigration
The Cutting EdgeSeptember 5, 2011

For a year, much of it while the boy remained in jail, Podkul shepherded the process of petitioning US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and asking that the youth be granted a visa for trafficking victims who cooperate with law enforcement. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Mary Beth Brenner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Will Present ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 21, 2011

21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Mary Beth Brenner, assistant director of the Division of Economic Development and Energy Policy for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), will discuss the revision of the state's Energy Master Plan as the ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Dispute Resolution Board: What is it?
Sonoma State StarSeptember 6, 2011

Sonoma State University has what is called a Dispute Resolution Board, with the primary focus being the equality of the policies given amongst the students and that students are meeting certain standards. "Hopefully we never have to do anything," said ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Signature Bank to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Financial Services ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

This press release and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. ...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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Gundlach, Samsung, Apple, Google: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekSeptember 19, 2011

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics. Adds item to copyright section.) Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Jeffrey Gundlach, who was fired from TCW ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Analysis: Damages ruling may be pivotal in BP case
ReutersSeptember 2, 2011

Such claims can strengthen plaintiffs' bargaining position in settlement negotiations by presenting an added risk for defendants, said Howard Erichson, an expert in complex litigation and a professor of law at Fordham University. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Meets 21st Century White Supremacy at Berkeley
CounterPunchSeptember 28, 2011

PLUS a powerful update from Richard Wilcox in Tokyo on the ongoing crisis of Fukushima. by MIKE KING The University of California – Berkeley College Republicans staged an anti-affirmative action bake sale this week on UCB's Sproul Plaza to protest ...more »

Corbett announces investment to improve airport safety
GoErie.comSeptember 2, 2011

The $4 million in grants will be provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's aviation development program. Funding for the program is provided by the state's jet-fuel tax, and leverages more than $1.3 million in local matching funds. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Know your rights in disputes with landlords
Baltimore SunSeptember 23, 2011

But it is useful for them to know their rights in the event the relationship with a landlord sours. "We have some important rights in Maryland that other states don't," says Matthew Hill, an attorney with the nonprofit Public Justice Center's Tenant...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Stiffer penalities considered for abuse by kennel operators
The-News-LeaderSeptember 21, 2011

The 2008 incident at the High Caliber K-9 on Coitsville-Hubbard Road resulted in four misdemeanor convictions against the kennel owner, who subsequently filed for bankruptcy, avoiding civil penalties. The bill, titled "Nitro's Law" in memory of one of ...more »

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Sidense sues Kilopass and CEO Cheng
EE TimesSeptember 6, 2011

put out a press release claiming that a recent Markman order delivered in long-standing patent litigation between the companies was favorable to Kilopass. In the suit filed by Sidense the company is asking for a jury trial and damages and alleges that ...more »

Business Law
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Blood Sport
Salt Lake City WeeklySeptember 20, 2011

Stidham bought space on the local UPN channel and sold advertising around weekly Sunday evening transmissions of his show. With the local exposure the TV show provided, John Stidham says “everybody wanted to fight for Mike. A lot of guys who don't like ...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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Man, 53, busted for child porn
The Sudbury StarSeptember 9, 2011

His bail conditions include not possessing weapons, not accessing the Internet or possessing computers or any devices that can be used to access the Internet and avoiding playgrounds or any facility that attracts children. While Sudbury's Cyber Crime...more »

Personal Injury
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Toledo Personal Injury Lawyer Says Study Highlights Need To Discuss Safe ...
PR Web (press release)September 23, 2011

A recently released Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) study showing a high automobile crash rate among teens reinforces the need for parents and others to discuss safe driving practices with teen drivers, Toledo personal injury attorney Drew R. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The Re-Evaluation of Clarence Thomas
FrontPage MagazineSeptember 5, 2011

Wrote Toobin: “In several of the most important areas of constitutional law, Thomas has emerged as an intellectual leader of the Supreme Court. Since the arrival of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., in 2005, and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., in 2006, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Battling Barratry: Lawyers Publicize New Law, Predict Its Impact
Law.comSeptember 11, 2011

The statute says if an attorney secured any legal contract by violating barratry-related state laws or barratry-related rules in the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the client could sue to void the contract. Under the old law, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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BMC buckles up to take costly belt supplier to task
Times of IndiaSeptember 6, 2011

A just-concluded vigilance inquiry has recommended action under the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act (MRTP), 1969, and the Consumer Protection Act against the supplier who sold thousands of security waist belts for firemen to the BMC at ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Back in the Saddle
Gulf Coast Business ReviewSeptember 30, 2011

International diversification has helped Florida-based companies and the law firms who served them survive the real estate collapse. Fowler White has grown its international tax, immigration and corporate law practices in recent years in what Law coins ...more »

Does UFC's Success Exceed Legal Boundaries? Culinary Union Requests FTC ... (blog)September 2, 2011

It is likely no coincidence that circulation of the letter comes just a week following a report that Zuffa has recently obtained the New York based law firm Axinn-Veltrop-Harkrider, LLP which specializes in anti-trust litigation. ...more »

Sports Law
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Was your club's top players tapped up on deadline day?
Football Trade DirectorySeptember 1, 2011

Speaking on, Mischon de Reya's partner and sports law expert, Adam Morallee said: "Tapping up goes on all the time, pretty much with every transfer it happens. Managers moan about it from time to time but we need to get real and abolish ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Helps Individuals Deal With Legal Issues ...
The Open Press (press release)September 1, 2011

Given the complexity of the legal system in Los Angeles, California and elsewhere, people facing troublesome times need a helping hand in the form of a skilled, experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney by their side to see to it that their ...more »

What do I do if I am audited by the IRS?
Tax Law Home (blog)September 26, 2011

If the IRS tax notice indicates a balance is due because the IRS is questioning a calculation on your federal tax return, the IRS tax notice will indicate the amount as well. Consult with a tax advisor or tax lawyer. A tax advisor can be the Certified ...more »

New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Looking into Discrimination Lawsuit ...
JD Supra (press release)September 16, 2011

Individuals who believe they have been victims of workplace discrimination in New York because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages or any damages resulting from the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Waiting for Elizabeth Warren in Watertown
Patch.comSeptember 6, 2011

Warren, who lives in Cambridge and teaches at Harvard, became nationally known last year when she went to Washington to help monitor the TARP (Troubled Asset Recovery Program), commonly known as the "bank bailout." She was critical of many of its ...more »

Environmental Law
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Chadbourne & Parke Strengthens IP Practice With Addition of Brian Pollack
PR Newswire (press release)September 1, 2011

... and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates, and government contract matters. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Living Trusts Protect Financial Privacy
Lew RockwellSeptember 19, 2011

To administer this process, for people who do or do not have a will, the courts take control of all the assets, make sure all the money goes to the right people, and make your will a part of the public record. This is called probate. ...more »

Family Law
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Family law accolade
Lynn NewsSeptember 5, 2011

KAREN Willis, of Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar, at Lynn, has joined the select group of lawyers who have achieved membership of the Advanced Panel for Family Law. Members of the Advanced Panel must demonstrate to the Law Society a high degree of ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Healthy Living: First responder approaches 9/11 anniversary with concerns
YNNSeptember 11, 2011

September 11th first responder Marvin Bethea has long struggled to receive worker's compensation for the sickness he's suffered after the attacks on the World Trade Center, and though he's made strides, he still worries for his future. ...more »


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