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DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

Batam requests use of Singaporean dollars
Jakarta PostOctober 1, 2011

Bank Indonesia's (BI) Batam branch head says that it is difficult to implement the currency law, especially with transactions in the industrial sector, due to Batam's proximity to neighboring countries like Singapore and Malaysia. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Supreme Court May Enter 2012 Election With Politicized Docket
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

The broadcasting case, likely to be argued in January, is perhaps the most significant of the court's business cases. The court will decide whether federal regulators are violating the Constitution by imposing fines for on-air profanities and nudity. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
CBS NewsOctober 3, 2011

Presidents of both parties have directed the State Department to ignore the law, saying it wrongly interferes with the president's powers. Just over a third of the 48 cases the court has so far agreed to hear are of interest to the business sector, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Bed tax funds array of entities
Topeka Capital JournalOctober 1, 2011

The Topeka Capital-Journal earlier this year filed requests for documents under the Kansas Open Records Act. The requests asked for each agency's operating budget, including all staff salaries. The KORA filings were made in light of the 2012 city ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law confusing, frustrating to local officials
Randolph LeaderOctober 5, 2011

Schools are required to determine the immigration status of students and provide it to district officials. And immigrants caught without proper identification can be charged with a crime. Burns said they have been provided with little information about ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Watertown housing projects ask for lengthy tax break deals
WatertownDailyTimes.comOctober 4, 2011

The agreements would give COR Development Co., Fayetteville, and Morgan Management, Pittsford, relief from property taxes. Both developers submitted applications to the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency for property, sales and mortgage ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Minister Raitt Applauds New Agreement Between Algoma Tankers Limited and the CMSG
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

The dispute was settled with the assistance of a conciliation officer and a mediator from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute resolution and prevention ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurance Litigation Attorneys
Healthy Wealthy n WiseOctober 1, 2011

Insurance litigation attorneys are lawyers that can help you with insurance claims against you, or claims you have against others. No matter what the situation, they will try their best to win for you. There are many different types of people that use ...more »

Animal Law
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Nepal: Nepalese activists against the slaughter of animals during the festival ...
Spero NewsOctober 4, 2011

Animal rights activists suggest replacing animals with pumpkins and vegetables. To avoid waste and criticism, the government cuts funding for the Dashain, which will last until October 13. In just two days more than two hundred buffaloes and goats ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Untangling the Web: Intellectual Property
The Guardian (blog)October 7, 2011

Aleks Krotoski delves into the thorny issue of intellectual property in this fortnight's Untangling the Web column. This article was published on guardian.co.uk at 15.38 BST on Friday 7 October 2011 . It was last modified at 15.39 BST on Friday 7 ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Local attorney named lawyer of year
Coastal CourierOctober 7, 2011

“Best Lawyers,” the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Billy Jones of Jones, Osteen & Jones as the “Savannah Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. “Best Lawyers” is designating ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Cheating? That's affirmative
WND.comOctober 3, 2011

The bill says the University of California and California State University systems "may consider race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, geographic origin, and household income, along with other relevant factors, in undergraduate and graduate ...more »

Gasping Punjab aircraft engg college in its last lap
Times of IndiaOctober 2, 2011

For the last 30 years, the Punjab Aircraft Maintenance Engineering College (PAMEC) in Patiala, that shares its premises with the famed aviation club, has enjoyed a pride of place in India. Its students brought laurels to the college each year after ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Empty Stores As Landlords Wait It Out
Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2011

"Sometimes it's when the right tenant is shunned over because the offer is a dollar off per foot. But when brokers stop paying attention to space, it's definitely a bad thing." At Sheldon Solow's 9 W. 57th St., the building, which gave its name to an ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Opinion: The 8 Issues That Will Decide the San Diego Mayor's Race
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

(4) Bankruptcy. Again, an issue no candidate wants to address. It may become moot before the end of the month as Gov. Jerry Brown will most likely sign a bill forbidding cities and counties from seeking bankruptcy protection or “restructuring” without ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation involving city remanded to Lackwanna County Court
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 1, 2011

Commonwealth Court has remanded litigation between Scranton and a Carbon County resident over collection of unpaid fees and taxes back to Lackawanna County Court. The court also reversed a trial court's order, ...more »

Business Law
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The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Continues Its ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

K&T, an experienced, qualified and nationally recognized securities litigation law firm, practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation. It continues its representation of investors throughout the world in securities ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Cuts in Military Benefits
New York TimesOctober 4, 2011

Senator Jim Webb was right when he said of lifetime health care for career military personnel, “They have earned this benefit through their years of service, and it would be wrong to change that benefit after they've held up their end of a moral ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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FBI's “Operation Hackerazzi” comes to an end
VatorNewsOctober 14, 2011

Strict computer security should be practiced when using smart phones, laptops, desktops, iPads, or any other device that provides Internet access.” Chaney was released on an unsecured $10000 bond to the custody of his parents, and is facing 121 years ...more »

Personal Injury
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Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Klest Quoted in USA Today College Story
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 4, 2011

Chicago personal injury attorney Joseph Klest was quoted in an article in USA Today Online, discussing the issue of sexual abuse on college campus, pointing out the importance for victims to come forward with their stories. SCHAUMBURG, IL, October 04, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Bohannon, Viguerie and The Law That Governs Government
ConservativeHQOctober 7, 2011

For those who didn't hear Richard Viguerie on talk radio giant Jim Bohannon's Westwood One Thursday night show, where they discussed The Law That Governs Government and “ways the Constitution can be 'saved' from . . . 'scofflaw government,' in an ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Galveston County judge finds conflict at every turn
Houston ChronicleOctober 4, 2011

Bryant countered, "If there is a sitting judge engaged in this kind of conduct, the public needs to know about it." Attorney Greg Hughes said DuPuy threatened revenge if Hughes appeared in his court again. Hughes, who represented the father in a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Research and Markets: Banking and Financial Institutions: A Guide for ...
Business Wire (press release)October 11, 2011

Due to various factors, ranging from the global financial crisis that began in 2007 to new laws such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, banks and financial institutions have had to alter the way they operate. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Brookstone Law, PC: Homeowners Could Benefit From Federal Fraud Suit Against ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 12, 2011

A Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Inspector General's recent recommendation that legal remedies be pursued against Bank of America by the Federal Government will be effective for homeowners suffering in the foreclosure crisis if the ...more »

Ford, GM may qualify for higher credit ratings
Wall Street JournalOctober 5, 2011

Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday that it's reviewing its ratings for Ford Motor Co., after the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker reached a deal with the United Auto Workers for a new four-year contract. The automaker's ratings under review include ...more »

Sports Law
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Patriots in good hands with Medfield native
Boston GlobeOctober 2, 2011

Murphy graduated from Notre Dame and Harvard Law School before starting at Ropes & Gray. Knowing his passion for sports, a friend passed along an ad from the Steinberg Moorad & Dunn law firm asking, “Do you want to be the next Jerry Maguire? ...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 »

Immigration law's effect on business license renewals likely to create strain
Gainesville TimesOctober 10, 2011

"There's a burden on us - and we're used to these unfunded mandates from the state - but this is also a pretty extensive burden on our business owners," said Commissioner Craig Lutz. The new law means that each license holder or a representative of the ...more »

Federal court to expedite immigration law appeal
Montgomery AdvertiserOctober 8, 2011

The fight over Alabama's immigration law moved to a new venue Friday as a federal appeals court agreed to expedite an appeal for an injunction blocking the statute until a lower court can decide if it is constitutional. Earlier in the day, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Real Mex, NewPage, Dodgers, Lehman, Viceroy: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

(This report contains items about companies both in bankruptcy and not in bankruptcy. Updates Dodgers about mediation; adds Real Mex as first item; Lehman, Viceroy Resorts, and Innkeepers in Updates; Decorator Industries in New Filings ...more »

Environmental Law
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Obama fundraiser took active interest in Solyndra loan, emails show
Los Angeles TimesOctober 8, 2011

The company closed its doors at the end of August and filed for bankruptcy protection a week later, leaving taxpayers as a major creditor. It has since become the target of FBI inquiries and congressional investigations. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Police probe death of Irish student in fall from Spanish motorway bridge
Irish IndependentOctober 16, 2011

Pauline Fitzpatrick, a company director of Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, who died on January 14, 2011, has left €19m in her will, which went to probate in Dublin last week. Pauline Angela Fitzpatrick, a director of a number of industrial and ...more »

Family Law
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Raleigh Divorce Lawyers Create Web Portal with Info on North Carolina Family Law
WiredPRNews.com (press release)October 3, 2011

Gailor, Wallis & Hunt has a strong commitment to providing clients with convenient access to valuable and useful legal information and assistance in all family law and divorce matters. With the VisionSmartNews social media interactive portal (insert ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Call for a fair go for older workers
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

The Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, wants age restrictions on workers compensation and income insurance scrapped and a national standard introduced. ''Most people in their 60s and 70s would like to be in work, probably part time, ...more »

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