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At Least 7 Syrian Security Personnel Killed In Fighting With Dissident Troops
RTT NewsOctober 1, 2011

The spokesman said at least seven soldiers and other law-enforcement officials, including two officers, were killed in the fighting with renegade soldiers in Rastan on Friday and added that the situation in the town is now under control. ...more »

Jefferson Co. truck stop wins TDOT contract, buys equipment, shuts down
WBIR-TVOctober 1, 2011

The following year, in 2003, Lewis filed his first bankruptcy claim, emerging from it in 2005. Then, while still on probation from his earlier crimes, he found himself in trouble with the law again. In April 2010, he was charged with 10 felony counts ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hearing continues for John Henry Ramirez who changes mind about execution
Examiner.comOctober 1, 2011

Texas Death Row inmate John Henry Ramirez no longer wants to be executed today(Friday) while the hearing as to whether he can change his mind continued. His dramatic change of heart could raise all sorts of issues for law enforcement officers in the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision Looms Over New Term
Huffington PostOctober 1, 2011

The Obama administration's request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as Obama and his Republican opponent charge ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Annual Supreme Court Preview brings legal luminaries to Law School
William and Mary NewsOctober 1, 2011

Jones, an upcoming case involving GPS tracking and its constitutionality under the Fourth Amendment. Stanford law professor Jeffrey Fisher represented the government in the case, with Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown advocating for the defendant. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law affects car sales
WALA-TV FOX10October 3, 2011

WALA - Small business owners say Alabama's new immigration law is already affecting business. Sam Gerges said his profits are literally being driven away. “We have people out of state trying to run away from the law and our cars and our money is with ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Ukraine: Verkhovna Rada registered the draft law on VAT refund for grain exports
Agrimarket ConsultingOctober 7, 2011

The document proposes to impose the zero rate of the value added tax on export operations with grains and industrial crops in the customs regime. The explanatory memorandum of the draft law states that, according to the current edition of the Tax Codex ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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YWCA calls for action to resolve domestic battery dispute
Topeka Capital JournalOctober 4, 2011

By THE CAPITAL JOURNAL The Topeka YWCA is calling for an “immediate resolution” to the dispute between the city of Topeka and the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office over the prosecution of misdemeanor domestic battery cases. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Judge approves settlement in wrongful death
Warren Tribune ChronicleOctober 5, 2011

The settlement adds to increased fees paid by Trumbull County for general liability and other types of insurance, partially due to lawsuit settlements between Trumbull County Highway Engineer David DeChristofaro and two former workers. ...more »

Animal Law
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West Hollywood nears approval of first fur ban in U.S.
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Taking a stand for animal rights over fashion, the tiny, tony municipality of West Hollywood is poised to become the first US city to ban the sale of fur clothing within its boundaries. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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US Signs International Anti-Piracy Accord
Wired News (blog)October 3, 2011

The United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on Saturday, an accord targeting intellectual property piracy. The European Union, Mexico and ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Sizing up the Supreme Court
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

I happen to have been in Court the day that the bankruptcy case [Ransom v. FIA Card Services] came down and she delivered it as though she was talking to some friends about it and made it very accessible to people in the audience. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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OPINION: Affirmative action leaves out majority
The StatesmanOctober 12, 2011

Answer: affirmative action. Affirmative action, a movement trying to help minorities have the same advantages as majority groups, encourages racism, sexism and class discrimination. No, not racism against African-Americans, not sexism against females ...more »

Goodrich Acquires Winslow Marine
Daily MarketsOctober 7, 2011

Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) announced that it has acquired Winslow Marine Products Corporation, a leading provider of life rafts to the corporate aviation, helicopter, and marine markets. The transaction closed on September 30, 2011. ...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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Don Lapre, Famous Internet Marketer Commits Suicide
WebProNewsOctober 3, 2011

Lapre started his business in 1990, based around credit repair. Soon after he began selling booklets, helping people receive a FHA insurance refund after their mortgages had been paid. This led to his first big moneymaker, when he started an ...more »

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Facebook: litigation due to Timeline(s)
Generation NT (US)October 3, 2011

The litigation is based on the use of the term Timelines. All Facebook users will soon be able to experiment with a new profile type. The big surprise from the f8 conference, Timeline can already be activated by Facebook application developers or users ...more »

Business Law
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Finance firms welcome new tight laws
Sunday Times.lkOctober 1, 2011

78 of 1988, the current law relating to finance business. Sri Lanka has 37 legal finance companies with a total of 376 branches and assets running to Rs 234 billion, according to the regulator. The new law effectively curbs unauthorized deposit taking ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Cleveland: Why military veterans deserve good health-care
Chattanooga Times Free PressOctober 6, 2011

Benefits for eligible veterans may include clinic and inpatient care, prescriptions and travel benefits to health facilities. When VHA facilities are distant, eligible veterans may obtain subsidized care in private clinics and institutions. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Recession sparks bank scam boom 2, 2011

UNEMPLOYED computer programmers and IT experts are behind a surge in internet finance scams and cyber attacks. These new white collar criminals are hooking up with international crime gangs to steal millions of dollars from customer accounts and bank ...more »

Personal Injury
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Tyler couple files personal injury lawsuit after hit-and-run accident
Southeast Texas RecordOctober 3, 2011

TYLER - A Tyler couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit after being involved in a hit-and-run accident. Jerry Alan Garrett and Shanna Lee Garrett filed suit against Richard Craig Loy and AdvoCare International on Sept. 30 in the Eastern District of ...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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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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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
PR Newswire (press release)October 3, 2011

CHICAGO, Oct., 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has spawned the creation of regulated Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) that must capture trades electronically and offer central clearing of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Nancy Lundeen and Sonia Ransom of Allen Matkins to Be Honored as 2011 Northern ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

Lundeen is on the Board of Directors of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) - San Francisco. Respected for her depth of knowledge, she is one of the instructors for an annual CEB Recent Developments in Real Property Law course and is an editor of the ...more »

Teletrac Wins FMCSA Contract for Cross-Border Long-Haul Trucking Program
TruckinginfoOctober 7, 2011

1, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 in Colorado between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law.... More > UPDATED -- Key technical details of ...more »

Sports Law
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Pitt expects non-revenue sports to benefit from ACC move
Pittsburgh Post GazetteOctober 2, 2011

Most, if not all, of the new revenue created by the move to the ACC will be spent on existing athletic programs at the university, which is why Paul Haagen, co-director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke University, said that conference ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Pride may be a problem when Bloomberg testifies in court
ReutersOctober 2, 2011

By Joe Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defense lawyers are hoping New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's famous self-confidence will be his downfall when he testifies on Monday against the political consultant accused of stealing more than $1 million from him, ...more »

IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BloombergOctober 13, 2011

The agency is bringing more than typical scrutiny to how the company valued software rights and other intellectual property it licensed abroad, said the person, who requested anonymity because the audit isn't public. The IRS has requested information ...more »

Hispanic students disappear from Ala. schools
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Hispanic students have started ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Holographic storage biz files for Chapter 11
RegisterOctober 19, 2011

If you listened hard you might have heard a thin scream of despair as holographic storage developer InPhase Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday. Bart Stuck, of Signal Lake, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solyndra crash puts heat on energy secretary
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 5, 2011

The idea was that a cap-and-trade climate law would put a price on carbon, creating a huge market for alternative fuels. When that failed, the administration was left with what Severin Borenstein, an energy economist at UC Berkeley's Haas School of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Register of wills candidate unveils 6-point plan
Reading EagleOctober 5, 2011

The fourth point also involves the Internet: Carbajal said he would work to install a system that would allow attorneys to probate wills online, something he said is done by several registers of wills in nearby counties. For his fifth step, ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce Attorney Law Firm Internet Marketing (press release)October 4, 2011

Searching for divorce attorneys on the Internet would make you come across dozens of family law firms and solo divorce attorneys listed on Google places, or the find law business directories online. Dealing with anyone of these is arduous, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Canandaigua man charged with worker's comp fraud
Wayne PostOctober 8, 2011

According to deputies, Patrick Rosenzweig, 31, of 3104 Booth Road, allegedly filed the false paperwork and was paid worker's compensation, while he was still working. He was charged with worker's compensation fraud, making a false statement in workers ...more »


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