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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

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Administrative Law
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Wappingers school board member: Alleged misconduct involves education law
Poughkeepsie JournalOctober 1, 2011

Board of Education Member Aziz Ashan said misconduct allegations involving trustees Marilynn Shultz and John Lumia "lean toward" administrative matters involving state and federal education law. The Wappingers Central School District Board of Education ...more »

Health Care Law
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Washington Week: Reform Law Heads to Supreme Court
MedPage TodayOctober 1, 2011

The FDA has come under fire from the device industry for being too slow and unpredictable in its review process. The agency has responded by announcing it would streamline a number of processes and provide better training for staff reviewers. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ex-EJ adviser files complaint against FSA over Towry
ifaonline.co.ukOctober 4, 2011

A former Edward Jones adviser has filed an official complaint against the Financial Services Authority (FSA), accusing it of poorly regulating Towry Law. In a letter to the FSA dated 6 September 2011, seen by IFAOnline, Jason Levett, now a stockbroker ...more »

Immigration Law
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A reality check on immigration
PoliticoOctober 5, 2011

In 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed more than 195000 convicted criminals — more than had ever been previously removed and 81000 more than ICE removed in FY 2008. For the first time in decades, 50 percent of the immigrants removed from ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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President Obama Announces the Creation of a Presidential Emergency Board ...
Whitehouse.gov (press release)October 6, 2011

He was also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where he taught courses in labor arbitration, transportation labor law, and alternative dispute resolution. He was Chairman and Member of the National Mediation Board from 1988 to ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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US sending special envoy to Pakistan for dispute resolution on Haqqani network
Hindustan TimesOctober 1, 2011

The United States is sending its Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Marc Grossman, to Islamabad in a bid to resolve the dispute on the Haqqani network. Delhi, Islamabad, and Doha from September 30 to October 14, 2011. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Ebix Close to Repurchasing All the Company Shares Issued for Purchase of ADAM ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- This press release contains various forward looking statements and information ...more »

Animal Law
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CA governor signs animal protections bills into law
Examiner.comOctober 11, 2011

The passage of these laws represents an important step in the direction of animal rights, but ultimately it is the tip of the iceberg. I urge readers to familiarize themselves with the animal protection laws in their own state and to write to their ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Hidden hooks in trademark bill
Stuff.co.nzOctober 1, 2011

Kiwi businesses will need to get their trademark acts in order before New Zealand enters an international treaty next year that could prompt an intellectual property land-grab. A New Zealand intellectual property practice has issued the warning before ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Pension case reignites Aguirre-Goldsmith feud
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 3, 2011

The City Council voted unanimously in February to allow current City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to dismiss the litigation and forego an appeal of the judge's initial ruling. Orange County: The county sued to eliminate roughly $187 million in retroactive ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Roundup: Student Aid for Children of Gay Parents; Whither Affirmative Action...
New York Times (blog)October 17, 2011

In case you missed it, The Times published three important articles over the weekend that should resonate with at least some families applying to college this year, or in the near future. In “For Children of Same-Sex Couples, ...more »

People in Aviation: October 2011
Aviation International NewsOctober 2, 2011

John Reimers, CEO of Seattle-based Aviation Partners Boeing, has resigned. Mike Stowell, the company's chief technology officer and executive vp of engineering, will assume the role as acting CEO. Marc Viggiano, previously senior vp and director of ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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We need a new kind of tenure for a new kind of housing market
Left Foot ForwardOctober 8, 2011

He knows that administering a housing co-operative under inappropriate landlord and tenant law creates numerous practical difficulties. He also knows that the absence of appropriate co-operative legislation puts the UK government is in breach of its ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Professor of law to speak at AAUW meeting
nwitimes.comOctober 2, 2011

Professor Stuart practiced law for 11 years in Indianapolis after a three-year clerkship with the Indiana Court of Appeals. Her practice focused on education, labor and employment law, but also included commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. ...more »

Litigation
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IGT Reaches Agreement with Aristocrat to Settle Patent Litigation
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

This settlement ends all present patent litigation between IGT and Aristocrat and their subsidiaries. "IGT is pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Aristocrat and put these disputes behind us," said Robert G. Melendres, ...more »

Business Law
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Health Care Law Looms Over New Supreme Court Term
Fox NewsOctober 1, 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 »

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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Edward Christy Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Exploitation and Child ...
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)October 3, 2011

The case also was brought as part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force's (ICAC Task Force) mission to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornographers in New Mexico. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Injury, consumer case laws change
DeSoto AppealOctober 1, 2011

The bill also substantially alters the state's Consumer Protection Act. It prohibits lawsuits under the TCPA for securities fraud, and prohibits some lawsuits filed by individuals -- providing instead for enforcement of key provisions by the state ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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'No' to ballot amendments
Monroe News StarOctober 2, 2011

Voters should consider these amendments carefully, and part of that consideration should be whether these items actually belong in the state's constitution. A constitution is the basic, fundamental law that establishes governmental organization, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Florida OIR Report on Med-Mal Shows Profitable 2010
PropertyCasualty360October 6, 2011

OIR notes in its 2011 annual report that “ ... it would appear that the 2003 changes to the law have benefited policyholders and the industry, assisted with the solvency of medical malpractice carriers, and directly contributed to lowering the defense ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Debt, Consumer Protection and Middle Class Wealth Building
New America Foundation (blog)October 5, 2011

Those were the topics on tap at yesterday's Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing. As I mentioned yesterday, our own Ray Boshara (well, he's not all ours anymore) was on a crowded but extremely ...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 »

A question for candidates: Is Alabama your America?
The Hill (blog)October 11, 2011

It is no wonder that this law has made even citizens scared. Rick Pate, the owner of a commercial landscaping company in Montgomery, told the Associated Press that he lost two workers with legal status, whose vast experience included installation of ...more »

Sports Law
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Part 1: State's Concussion Law Aims to Protect Student-Athletes
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

The MSHSAA is now outlining the regulations and procedures with the new state law regarding sports-related concussions. By Justin Phelps Long before NFL players were exhibiting the long-term symptoms of concussions, MICDS had an eye out for its ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Inmate's Release Brings Call for New Evidence Law
New York TimesOctober 8, 2011

Tarrant County adopted its policy in the 1970s, said Jack Strickland, a former defense lawyer who is deputy chief in the district attorney's criminal division. “The more serious the case, the more serious the potential consequences,” Mr. Strickland ...more »

Latest North Dakota news, sports, business and entertainment...
KXNet.comOctober 15, 2011

TAX DEADLINE Tax-filing deadline nears for many in Dakotas BISMARCK, ND (AP) The IRS says time is running out for people who requested automatic six-month extensions on filing their federal income tax returns. The deadline is Monday. The IRS says many ...more »

Newtown Borough Council expected to approve Anti-Discrimination ordinance ...
Bucks Local NewsOctober 10, 2011

The Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, which has enough votes for passage, would put in place protections from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Bank trade group spends $2.36M lobbying in 2Q
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Derivatives are bets whose value changes based on that of an underlying asset. Their use by speculators amplified the financial crisis. The ABA also supported a measure to limit funding for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Huntsman, champion of energy incentives in Utah, pans them in national race
Salt Lake TribuneOctober 4, 2011

As Utah governor, Jon Huntsman was a major proponent of alternative energy, whether it was wind, solar or geothermal, signing into law several bills aimed at giving tax credits to renewable energy producers to jump-start the sector. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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GUEST COLUMN: Estate planning's dark side
Odessa AmericanOctober 20, 2011

Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions occur as property rights and personal freedoms are targeted through probate venues or instruments like wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney. Actions are often initiated by a combination ...more »

Family Law
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Fundraisers to help send family of slain Buckeye officer to DC
AZ Central.comOctober 3, 2011

"They do a bunch of counseling for family members. They have sibling counseling, they have child counseling (for) different ages, they have peer counseling, they have in-law counseling, parent counseling, spouse counseling." The department also will ...more »

Workers Compensation
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UNINSURED EMPLOYERS' FUND v. STANFORD
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

CHRIS DAVIS, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE; UNINSURED EMPLOYERS' FUND; BLUEGRASS AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT; AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD, CROSS-APPELLEES. Christopher P. Evensen, Louisville, Kentucky, BRIEFS FOR APPELLEE/CROSS-APPELLEE, MATTHEW STANFORD. ...more »

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