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Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Cambodia: Judges Investigating Khmer Rouge Crimes Should Resign
TrustLawOctober 3, 2011

If the court only investigates cases involving the top leadership of the Khmer Rouge, lower-ranking mass murderers will continue to remain at liberty, often in the same villages as the families of their victims. "The UN is burying its head in the sand ...more »

Health Care Law
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Liberty U. asks Supreme Court to review health care ruling
Washington TimesOctober 10, 2011

Liberty University has asked the Supreme Court to hear its case against President Obama's new health care law, after a lower court ruled the university's challenge premature. Invoking a law known as the Anti-Injunction Act that bars ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Full Cast Announced for HELLO! MY BABY at Goodspeed
Broadway WorldOctober 5, 2011

Ms. Steinkellner wrote the book for the current Broadway and West End hit Sister Act and for Goodspeed's Princesses at The Norma Terris Theatre. New music and arrangements are by Georgia Stitt whose musicals include Big Red Sun (winner of the Harold ...more »

Immigration Law
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Ag. chief estimates millions in losses from immigration law
WXIA-TVOctober 4, 2011

ATLANTA -- The impact of Georgia's illegal immigration law approaches nearly $150 million in losses, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black testified Tuesday in Washington. Black told the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Mamata Banerjee urges industrialists not to pay bribe for setting units
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Launching a website of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), the nodal agency for industrial development, the Chief Minister called for improving infrastructure prerequisite for industrial development in the state. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Virtual PBX: Edgewater Networks' EdgeMarc Series of Products Interoperable ...
TMC NetOctober 4, 2011

They are provided with a host of features that enable a hosted VoIP/ virtual PBX service with advanced features including a VoIP and video aware NAT/Firewall, protocol mediation for interoperability of VoIP and video devices, active VoIP line testing, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Named to the National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 4, 2011

The National Law Journal featured three of the firm's recent successes: ? a partial settlement in excess of $100 million in In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-CV-11117 (TPG) (SDNY), in which the firm, ...more »

Animal Law
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New state initiatives range from animal rights to workers' rights
Verde IndependentOctober 2, 2011

... what laws the initiative would repeal. As crafted, the proposal would amend Arizona statutes to say there is no criminal liability "for conduct that did not harm, or will not bring harm to, another person, another person's property, or animal.'more »

Intellectual Property
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Us, RP sign bilateral agreement
Manila BulletinOctober 1, 2011

The accord was signed by USPTO director David Kapos and IPOPHL director-general Ricardo Blancaflor in Geneva on the occasion of the 49th General Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization held recently in Geneva. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Law firm secretary charged with embezzlement
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 2, 2011

10/1/2011 Litigation involving city remanded to Lackwanna County Court Commonwealth Court has remanded litigation between Scranton and a Carbon County resident over collection of unpaid fees and taxes back to Lackawanna County Court. | 10/1/2011 Law...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action plan set for approval; Human Right Commission has requested ...
Quincy Herald WhigOctober 7, 2011

To fulfill the requirement of a federal grant application, the city of Quincy is set to approve an affirmative action plan that has been sought by the city's Human Rights Commission for eight years. Doug Olson, director of Human Resources, ...more »

Boeing could boost Greenville's aviation cluster
Greenville NewsOctober 2, 2011

Jerry Howard, president of the Greenville Area Development Corp., said he figures the bigger effect of Boeing's new aircraft plant in North Charleston could be on the business of aviation companies already in Greenville County. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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The Frutkin Law Firm Launches Website Dedicated to Foreclosure, Legal Assistance
MarketWatch (press release)October 5, 2011

The firm consists of attorneys with decades of experience in each of the core areas of business law, bankruptcy, and estate and tax planning. For more information, visit www.frutkinlaw.com . For more information on Arizona's newest and best homeowner ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Supporters remember Troy Davis at memorial
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

Friends, pastors, anti-death penalty activists and Davis' lawyer all took turns at a podium behind his closed casket, decorated with a spray of white and purple flowers. The 42-year-old Davis was executed by lethal injection last week for the 1989 ...more »

Litigation
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Disaster lawyer on options to compensation litigation
Irish TimesOctober 2, 2011

ALTERNATIVES TO litigation do not come much bigger than compensation for the massive BP oil-spill or for the victims of the 9/11 attacks on New York. American lawyer Kenneth Feinberg was given the task of dealing with both of them. ...more »

Business Law
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No kinship care for David
Morning SentinelOctober 2, 2011

If she dies without a child, according to court records, terms of the estate dictate it be divided among charitable trusts. The Handlers' public advertising campaign against DHHS has apparently exacerbated the state's suspicion of the couple. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Facebook Fan Pages Security Update Benefits US Military Families and Small ...
eYugoslavia.comOctober 4, 2011

And they're declaring that it will be done with the sole intent of concurrently helping struggling small business owners as well as our US Military families nationwide. “Custom fan pages are an extremely valuable asset for every business, regardless of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man Arrested After Child Pornography Investigation
CBS 47October 5, 2011

Sheriff's Detectives, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the High Tech Crimes Task Force served a search warrant at his home during a child pornography investigation. Stockard's arrest comes several weeks after he reported a burglary ...more »

Personal Injury
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The Future of Internet Marketing Set to Be Decoded and Debated at PILMMA's ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 4, 2011

The TechnoLawyer Legal Technology Consultant of the Year and Edge Award Winner for the article "What the Web Can Do for You," will be answering questions submitted by Personal Injury and Disability lawyers from across the nation. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Changing the Constitution to reflect the will of the people
San Francisco ExaminerOctober 2, 2011

Last week, I participated in an unusual event — a conference on the prospects for a federal Constitutional Convention at Harvard Law School, co-sponsored with the Tea Party Patriots and Fix Congress First. A wide variety of participants from both the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Jackson Kelly Attorneys Honored as Lawyers of the Year
State JournalOctober 5, 2011

... Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year; Stephen R. Crislip, Charleston, Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants Lawyer of the Year; Charles D. Dunbar, Charleston, Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year; David M. Flannery, Charleston, Energy Law...more »

Consumer Protection
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SEC Proposes Expansive Conflict of Interest Rules
JD Supra (press release)October 6, 2011

Section 621 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”)1 was a reaction to securitizations structured such that the parties involved in arranging and marketing the transaction could profit from circumstances ...more »

Real Estate Law
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PIPER v. MKA REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY FUND I, LLC
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

The Law Office of Leonard W. Stitz and Leonard W. Stitz for Plaintiffs and Appellants. This appeal is one small piece of the litigation ensuing from James Piper's claim that he is the victim of a real estate swindle by his former business associates, ...more »

Labour laws differ in govt and private sector
Khaleej TimesOctober 3, 2011

KK Sarachandra Bose is a Partner/Corporate, Commercial and Contract Lawyer at Dar Al Adalah Advocates and Legal Consultants. Readers may e-mail their questions to: ktedit@emirates.net.ae or send them to (Legal View), Khaleej Times, Dubai PO Box 11243.more »

Sports Law
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Concussions “Hot Topic” In Maryland School Sports
Patch.comOctober 2, 2011

A new state concussion law along with raised media awareness surrounding concussions have caused those involved in the Maryland youth sports community to take extra precautions when it comes to an athlete's safety. By Valerie Bonk Former Centennial ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Oklahoma death row inmate asks court for new trial
Tulsa WorldOctober 4, 2011

But defense attorney Andrea Miller of the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office told the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that Postelle should get a new trial because of legal errors at his first trial, a troubled childhood that included early ...more »

Understanding greed
Cal Coast NewsOctober 11, 2011

I just attempt to follow the byzantine tax rules as best as I can hoping I don't make a mistake and find myself on the receiving end of an IRS audit. I work hard, spending a great deal of time looking for write-offs trying to make that 'taxes owed' ...more »

Sackings were public hanging, says Ramsay's father-in-law
Telegraph.co.ukOctober 7, 2011

Hutcheson senior is taking Ramsay to tribunal for unfair dismissal, age discrimination, unpaid wages, unpaid holiday pay, and failure to provide a written contract. The pair started Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 1998. Adam Hutcheson and Hutcheson junior ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Full text: Gov. Rick Snyder makes case for improving Michigan infrastructure
MLive.comOctober 26, 2011

Michigan, with its abundant lakes, streams, wetlands and Great Lakes beaches, should be a leader and must act to protect this asset and use it to our economic and environmental advantage. As we look to protect and restore our aging infrastructure, ...more »

Environmental Law
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The legal implications of the al-Awlaki assassination
World Socialist Web SiteOctober 10, 2011

“Under international law, the killing of [al-Awlaki] through military force is clearly unlawful,” Mary Ellen O'Connell, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, recently told the press. “The United States is not at war in Yemen. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Fentons Solicitors warn of 'charlatans' offering useless will-writing services
Prfire (press release)October 4, 2011

If you are looking to make a will choose a reputable firm with plenty of will writing experience behind them, like Fentons. Their dedicated Wills and Probate team offer sound advice and provide services on a fixed cost basis, giving you a clear quote ...more »

Family Law
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Keeping Kids Safe: Page Law Sponsors Child Safety Day at The Pageant
PR Web (press release)October 7, 2011

As part of our commitment to children, Page Law is sponsoring Child Safety Day this Saturday, October 8, from 10 am to 2 pm at The Pageant at 6161 Delmar. Page Law is a family law and personal injury law firm in downtown St. Louis. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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OLD TAYLOR PARTNERS, LLC v. RUEDA
Leagle.comOctober 17, 2011

Old Taylor Partners, LLC appeals from an Opinion of the Workers' Compensation Board, which reversed and remanded an Opinion, Award and Order of the Administrative Law Judge. The Board determined that Old Taylor Partners was an "up the ladder" employer ...more »

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