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Hail Damage Helps Sales and Use Tax Revenue Soar
KGWNOctober 1, 2011

Sales and use tax collections typically lag the point of sale by about two months, which means the work load from the hail storm events that happened in July are just now starting to show in the state's tax numbers. "We're seeing this work load ...more »

Berwyn cops now say they had 6 calls about filthy, animal-filled home
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

The calls, mostly related to neighbor disputes or property-related issues, did not suggest the five children living there were in danger or that forced entry was warranted, police Chief James Ritz said. Police said the most serious incident was in ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Flood of Complaints in Local 'Water Wars' Public Hearing
WJHG-TVOctober 19, 2011

After a month of testimony, an administrative law judge wanted to hear from the public about a controversial water project. He held a public hearing Tuesday in Chipley to discuss Bay County's emergency water well proposal, just south of the Washington ...more »

Health Care Law
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House OKs ban on health care law abortions
BP NewsOctober 14, 2011

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The US House of Representatives approved in a 251-172 vote Oct. 13 legislation to prohibit funding of abortion and abortion coverage in the 2010 health-care reform law. The Protect Life Act, HR 358, would amend the Patient Protection ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Botetourt County child molester gets 80 months in prison
Roanoke TimesOctober 8, 2011

Lawrence Randolph Jones, 53, molested three girls in 2001, then went on the run and was caught and convicted in 2008. He failed to notify Virginia authorities when he left the state and didn't register in Iowa within three days of arriving there, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration Law Firm Azhar & Azhar Says Immigration Reform Happens With Each ...
Emailwire (press release)October 20, 2011

Among them are cases for foreign students being unfairly judged under the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and family members who have followed the law for a green card. According to Noaman Azhar, it is cases like these that ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Duke Realty Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)October 26, 2011

Mr. Cohen is a member of the board of visitors of Indiana University Law School and has also served on the board of directors of the Indianapolis Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Cohen brings consumer goods industry, corporate operations, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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NUM gets go-ahead for Xstrata strike
Business DayOctober 7, 2011

The National Union of Mineworkers has received a certificate of non-resolution from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration regarding its dispute with Xstrata, leaving the mining company vulnerable to a strike, the union said on ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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First American Financial Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)October 27, 2011

While the Company estimates its financial exposure from this lawsuit to be between $13 million and $42 million, its best estimate of its financial exposure is $13 million, which is also the amount for which the Company has offered to settle the case. ...more »

Animal Law
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Sri Lanka: Animal-Rights, Multiculturalism And “Purity”
Sunday LeaderOctober 1, 2011

No doubt, the animal-welfare organisations which, going by the letter, congratulated the Minister on his brave act will support such a move, as much deserved as it is long over-due. Of course, Moslems and the slaughtering sheep, particularly at the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Samsung, Eastman Kodak, Intel, Zenimax: Intellectual Property
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

A bankruptcy filing may help clear the way for the patent sale, said the people. The sale could fetch about $3 billion, according to estimates from MDB Capital Group. Kodak has discussed its options with law firms Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Jones Day, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Rottenstein Law Group Learns of Next MDL Status Conference Scheduled by ...
WebWire (press release)October 31, 2011

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, a lawyer with over two decades of experience in compassionate representation of clients in consumer ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Analysis | There's no clear path if voters reject SB 5
Columbus DispatchOctober 31, 2011

Even if Issue 2 is defeated, majority Republicans who still think that Ohio's 28-year-old collective-bargaining law is in dire need of an overhaul could push for new legislation, either as a new package of changes or as individual bills. ...more »

Inhofe joined byHarrison Ford to pitch aviation bill
Tulsa WorldOctober 19, 2011

aviation advocate US Sen. Jim Inhofe: The senator, who is an experienced pilot, has long called for a new approach to how the Federal Aviation Administration deals with pilots involved in flying incidents, saying they are treated as if they are guilty ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Attorney fees: Proposed bill seeks to cap reasonable attorney fees where available
WisBarOctober 19, 2011

Archibald will also testify today in opposition to SS SB 12 at a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations. The Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics the will hold a public hearing ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Dodgers, EPA Rules, Immigration Law, Innkeepers in Court News
BusinessWeekOctober 12, 2011

Those and others may be affected by his rulings on whether Picard can recoup funds protected by the so- called safe-harbor law that governs securities transactions. The case is Picard v. ABN Amro Bank (Ireland), 11-cv-06877, US District Court, ...more »

Litigation
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Selectmen shoot down Upton Planning Board's litigation attempt
Milford Daily NewsOctober 30, 2011

He would not speculate on whether the Board of Selectmen, who have the power to authorize the funding of outside litigation, would carry on with the Planning Board's intention of hiring a lawyer to petition the Surface Transportation Board. ...more »

Business Law
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Sports, Business, Law And The First Monday in October
Press BoxOctober 5, 2011

The event brought together some of the best and brightest legal advocates, scholars and media personalities to discuss and debate the top issues in sports business and law today. The list was impressive and included Stan Kasten, the only person ever to ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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US Military Boosts Clean Energy, With Startup Help
NPROctober 24, 2011

The Defense Department spends $1.2 billion a year on alternative energy. That's great news for people like Bob MacDonald, chief technology officer of Skyline Solar, which makes solar arrays. The company's product is relatively low-tech; the components ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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UK cyber attacks at a 'disturbing' level, says GCHQ chief
ComputerWeekly.comOctober 31, 2011

"Together we must begin to address how we can maintain the economic and social benefits of the internet and guard against the criminal and security cyber threats without suffocating future innovation," he said. The conference will focus on economic ...more »

Personal Injury
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What Types of Personal Accident Are There?
gethampshire.co.ukOctober 27, 2011

Many of us have heard of personal injuries or accidents, and about personal injury claims. However, few of us actually know what these are and what sort of accidents count as personal injuries. So how do you know if you have received a personal injury? ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Long wait for concealed carry yield expansive new freedoms
Appleton Post CrescentOctober 31, 2011

1872: The state passes a law prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons, except by "a peace officer." 1998: Wisconsin voters approve a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of state residents to bear and keep arms for any "lawful purpose. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Posted On Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 03:25:20 AM
Ahmedabad MirrorOctober 3, 2011

A student of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) is under investigation for an alleged malpractice for admission under the physically handicapped (PH) category. The details of this particular case have come to the fore through a series of RTI ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Trade minister defends accountability of suppliers
AngolaPressOctober 31, 2011

For the preparation of the Competition Act, she highlighted its importance as an essential condition for effective consumer protection, as only when companies are required to compete with each other are created new better quality products, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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H&R REIT COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF TWO GOTHAM CENTER
4-traders (press release)October 28, 2011

Material factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making an estimate set out in the forward- looking statements include that the general economy is stable; local real estate conditions are stable; interest rates are ...more »

Voters weigh 16 issues to update city charter
Tallmadge ExpressOctober 30, 2011

Shall Section 3.03 of the Charter be amended to allow Council to authorize individuals other than the Mayor to award and execute contracts on behalf of the City? This amendment allows the law and finance directors to be the authority for contracts they ...more »

Sports Law
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Court reverses part of conviction for sports agent convicted of smuggling ...
Washington PostOctober 31, 2011

But prosecutors countered that he violated federal immigration law and endangered the lives of the athletes in pursuit of a profit when he helped organize two trips to smuggle the athletes from Cuba to Miami in 2004. They also said he broke federal law...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal defense lawyer to challenge county prosecutor Anita Alvarez
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 20, 2011

Civil rights and criminal defense lawyer Christopher Cooper is running for Cook County state's attorney, saying he wants to run an office just as focused on exonerating innocent people as convicting the guilty. In too many cases, Cooper said, ...more »

IMMIGRATION: Business owners warned of law's impact (WITH VIDEO)
Cullman Times OnlineOctober 28, 2011

“The federal judge left in place the areas of the law affecting businesses, and I don't expect that to change,” said Hosp, who conducts litigation for businesses as well as practices other areas of law. Hosp focused much of his attention on Section 15 ...more »

Age-old issue goes online
Financial PostOctober 4, 2011

Three weeks back, Chris Garner, a 58-year old employee at the Bank of Nova Scotia filed a statement of claim against the bank, his employer for 35 years, alleging age discrimination. Garner, a branch manager at the time and based in Nova Scotia, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Kodak creditors talking to advisers-sources
ReutersOctober 3, 2011

After the market closed on Friday, Kodak said it had no plans to seek bankruptcy protection, but said it had engaged outside advisors including law firm Jones Day, known for handling the bankruptcy of car company Chrysler. ...more »

Environmental Law
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County solar project fails to get fed loan guarantee
Las Vegas Review - JournalOctober 1, 2011

This particular loan program, created by the 2009 economic stimulus law to spur development of renewable energy, was especially prized by applicants because it picked up the cost of credit insurance that would otherwise be paid by borrowers, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Stakes High In Under The Radar County Election
Patch.comOctober 23, 2011

The surrogate, meanwhile, handles the probate of wills, adoptions, and appointments of estate administrators and guardians. Dressler counts among his accomplishments during his 15 years as surrogate the computerization of the office and getting a high ...more »

Family Law
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Growing Role of Obesity in Child Custody Battles
Fox NewsOctober 31, 2011

Family-law practitioners and legal experts say mothers and fathers in custody lawsuits are increasingly hurling accusations at each other about the nutrition and obesity of their children, largely in attempts to persuade judges that their kids are ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Verdicts & Settlements October 24, 2011: School bus driver wins workers' comp...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 31, 2011

A West Plains School District bus driver who fell while cleaning her bus won $309833 in her workers' compensation case. As part of Aleeta Eberle's job, she was responsible for keeping the bus clean, including removing trash and other debris. ...more »

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