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Staff director of super-committee in Congress comes well trained
Crosscut (blog)September 1, 2011

Bob Packwood (R), who hired him in 1990 as tax counsel to Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. Packwood, still regarded as one of Washington's most-knowledgeable sources on taxation, orchestrated a nearly unanimous tax-reform measure in 1986, ...more »

HUDA to look into Rs 50 lakh fraud
Indian ExpressSeptember 1, 2011

During an ongoing litigation at Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission over SCO site 404, Sector 20, the petitioners, Neera Mehta, Saroj Singla and CD Singla, produced a new possession certificate issued by Deputy Superintendent for ...more »

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Administrative Law
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From the Experts: To Appeal or Not to Appeal, That is the Question
Corporate CounselSeptember 6, 2011

During oral arguments, however, you have an opportunity to engage the administrative judges and direct their attention to the facts and law supporting your case. If you can't present oral arguments, a picture truly is worth a thousand words: submitting ...more »

Health Care Law
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Maloney Requests Tomblin Join Suit to Repeal Health Care Law
WVNSSeptember 2, 2011

1, saying the consequences of implementing the health care act would be felt around the state. “According to the West Virginia Hospital Association, the implementation of this federal mandate is projected to cost $1.3 billion in lost payments over a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Jones Act suit claims heavy lifting caused back injury
Southeast Texas RecordSeptember 13, 2011

Caligone filed a Jones Act lawsuit against Gulf Copper GP, Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp. and Pride International Inc. on Aug. 31 in Galveston County District Court. Gulf Copper employed the plaintiff while Pride owned, operated and maintained the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Illegal Immigration: Fixing the Entire System (blog)September 10, 2011

A correct strategy will include the need to secure the border, but will also improve the deficiencies in our current immigration laws helping to streamline the process for legal immigration. It will ensure that law enforcement official have the right ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Attorney Ashley Campbell has been Selected as a Leader in the Law by NC ...
dBusinessNews Triangle (press release)September 1, 2011

In addition to reporting all decisions issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly also covers rulings from the North Carolina Industrial...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Griego: Jefferson County court supports fathers' efforts to pay support for ...
Denver PostSeptember 5, 2011

From here, fathers are connected to existing substance-abuse treatment, free mediation services, vocational rehab, workforce development, GED and fatherhood programs. The team has plans to add financial literacy classes, as well. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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HCC INS HLDGS : HCC Insurance Holdings to Present At Keefe, Bruyette & Woods ...
4-traders (press release)September 1, 2011

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The types of risks and uncertainties which may ...more »

Animal Law
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MY colleague Ann Widdecombe has suggested that animal rights activists should be sent out with video cameras to monitor hunts to make sure that they stay within the terms of the Hunting Act and she paints a picture of them as a benign ...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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City attorney: Marijuana collectives must close 'immediately'
SignOnSanDiego.comSeptember 4, 2011

Rogers continued that he and five other attorneys named in the letter wanted to work with the city to “avoid unnecessary and costly litigation.” In her Aug. 18 reply, Brannan said the city's position remained unchanged. “Medical marijuana dispensaries ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action for Ugly People
TruthdigSeptember 1, 2011

Research over the years has shown that attractive people tend to reap economic rewards, from higher salaries and more promotions to lower interest rates on mortgages. In fact, one study showed that a person in the ugliest one-seventh of the population, ...more »

Kenyan aviation firm signs aircraft lease deal
The StandardSeptember 4, 2011

ALS got a major boost in its leasing business when it was recently awarded the IATA Operational safety Audit certification for meeting international aviation safety standards. Meanwhile, Tanzania largest airline, Precision Air last week announced its ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Estate surveyors knock new Lagos tenancy law
VanguardSeptember 5, 2011

He maintained that the numerous taxes, lengthy approval processes and high documentation fees in the state, discourage people from investing in real estate in Lagos. Also picking holes with the law, the branch's image maker, Mr Sola Enitan stated that ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Clark County bankruptcy filings down 11% this year
The ColumbianSeptember 1, 2011

Clark County bankruptcy filings have dropped by more than 11 percent this year, mirroring a trend that's been observed across the nation. American Bankruptcy Institute Executive Director Samuel Gerdano told news agency Reuters that ...more »

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My View: Wal-Mart ruling brings common sense to playing field
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 5, 2011

This case will inevitably ratchet this back some and bring more cohesiveness in class-action litigation, which was the original intent of the federal rules relating to class certification. Paul O. Lopez is a director of the Fort Lauderdale law firm, ...more »

Business Law
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Kansas joins probe of Backpage sex ads
Kansas.comSeptember 1, 2011

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined top prosecutors in 45 other states Wednesday in looking into sexually explicit advertising practices on the classified ad site The attorneys general sent a letter to the site, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Vets fear budget cuts
Brunswick NewsSeptember 13, 2011

Military veterans told US Rep. Jack Kingston, R-1, during a meeting Monday on St. Simons Island that they are concerned about losing their benefits to federal budget cuts. Old and new veterans lined up at St. Simons ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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PlayStation Scam Makes FBI Warning List
PCWorld (blog)September 4, 2011

The Sony PlayStation fraud involves an unsolicited email, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. In the missive, a target is informed that an ad for their "Sony PlayStation 3 Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 80 GB" has been posted at an ...more »

Personal Injury
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Government ban on personal injury referral fees should be catalyst for further ...
openPR (press release)September 15, 2011

He serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, where he has been a Fellow since 2006, and is a Law Society PI Panel Member. He has served as Chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and is its RTA ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The Framers' Constitution
Huffington PostSeptember 13, 2011

... restrictions on corporate political expenditures, gun control laws, regulations of commercial advertising, federal civil rights laws prohibiting age discrimination and domestic violence, and the laws of the state of Florida in the 2000 presidential ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Available to Review Medical Negligence Claims
Emailwire (press release)September 17, 2011

The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan are providing a free online case review to patients who suspect they were injured as a result of a negligent medical professional or facility. (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 17, 2011 ) Atlanta, ...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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NYC's Liu Keeps $32 Million in Pension Costs Secret as Openness Has Limits
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

The $41.8-billion New York City Employees Retirement System, whose 347000 members are the most of any US municipal retirement fund, reported $28.8 million in such expenses for private-equity investments and $3.1 million for real estate in the fiscal ...more »

Charlie Ericksen: The Live Interview
FlaglerLive.comSeptember 12, 2011

Palm Coast is already a consolidated city: it contracts with the sheriff for law enforcement services, in effect ensuring that it maintains the higher level of law enforcement services that it wants through that contract while avoiding the cost of a ...more »

Sports Law
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Purdy: Bill Neukom out as SF Giants honcho
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 14, 2011

He was scheduled to appear last week at a sports law seminar at Santa Clara University but canceled at the last minute because of "an unexpected conflict," according to seminar organizers. Neukom also did not show up for a San Jose Giants game which he ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lottery winner must pay for court-appointed attorney
The ColumbianSeptember 3, 2011

So when she appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court to face charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and third-degree theft, her attorney questioned the appointment. Defense attorney John Peterson was appointed to ...more »

What Makes a Good Tax Pro
JD Supra (press release)September 13, 2011

If you have ever faced a tax audit, you will know what a harrowing experience it can be. That is why most taxpayers engage a tax professional to help them deal with aggressive tax agents in an audit. A tax professional must be a tax attorney, ...more »

One more step to reconciliation
The AgeSeptember 21, 2011

At the bare minimum the referendum will propose a new preamble recognising the first Australians, but it is likely to go further and advocate the removal of discrimination in the body of the nation's founding document. The question of failure was ...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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EC law to support renewable energy projects through green certificates
The Diplomat BucharestSeptember 5, 2011

The European Commission (EC) has approved a law that grants incentives in the form of green certificates to investments in renewable energy projects. Law 220 was initiated by the Romanian authorities as early as 2008 According to Joaquin Almunia, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Majority of Governor's Council opposes Patrick's probate nominee
Boston GlobeSeptember 1, 2011

Registers of probate handle the administrative functions for a court; their responsibilities include wills and estates, paternity cases, visitation rights, guardianship, and divorce. Patrick nominated Rosen for the job - typically an elected position ...more »

Family Law
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Chief justice calls for new family court system
Toronto StarSeptember 13, 2011

Ontario's family justice system “cries out for reform,” says Chief Justice Warren Winkler, who is urging the province and federal government to start talks on merging a patchwork web of services into a “unified family court.” “Our current family law...more »

Workers Compensation
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Quiet Changes To New York Workers Comp Rules Leave Out Those With Chronic Pain
New York Daily News (blog)September 1, 2011

A little-noticed policy change at the state Workers' Compensation Board is jeopardizing insurance for thousands of workers and retirees with long-term medical problems. New treatment guidelines quietly enacted by the board late last ...more »


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