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GB govt to impose income tax on corporate sector
The News InternationalOctober 1, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan government on Friday formally decided to impose income tax on corporate sector, registered firms and corporations and salaried class and piece of legislation is expected to be tabled in Gilgit-Baltistan ...more »

VietNamNet BridgeOctober 1, 2011

Vietnam's foreign direct investment in the first three quarters was only US$9.9 billion, raising doubts if the country would reach its full-year target of $20 billion. The Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency said the figure ...more »

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Administrative Law
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New Environmental Statutes Aimed at Streamlining Permitting Process May Cause ...
JD Supra (press release)October 4, 2011

In response to some permit-holder complaints that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) takes too much time in reviewing or renewing permits and that appealing a permit to Missouri's Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC) can be ...more »

Health Care Law
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Vaccine registry finds backing
Boston GlobeOctober 3, 2011

State lawmakers last year approved legislation that established a state vaccine registry, and that law requires all licensed health care providers who administer vaccinations to report the relevant patient information to the registry, which will be run ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Saturday State News Briefs: Wisconsin Rapids council bans holding cell phone ...
Pierce County HeraldOctober 1, 2011

US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's construction project at Jones Island is the type of innovative, long-lasting investment in public facilities that the President's American Jobs Act will pay for. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Hispanics leave school in face of Alabama's tough immigration law
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

Paul Horowitz, a constitutional law expert at the University of Alabama's law school in Tuscaloosa, says the data collection nature of the law “is fairly clever” in circumventing a federal law that prohibits discrimination in public school enrollment ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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NY doctors want health study of gas drilling
Seattle Post IntelligencerOctober 5, 2011

The doctors said they disagree and claim growing evidence from industrial gas development in other states shows worsening health among people living near gas wells, compressor stations and waste pits. The DEC environmental analysis contains "glaring ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Strata infighting under review
Victoria NewsOctober 1, 2011

In response to growing frustration by strata owners suffering unresolved conflict with their neighbours, the BC government has proposed a new approach to dispute resolution, which is currently open to public feedback. The idea is to create a low-cost ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Harbinger Group Inc.'s Insurance Subsidiary Update on $20mm Dividend and ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 3, 2011

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Some of the statements contained in the Press Release may be forward-looking statements based upon management's current expectations that are subject to risks, ...more »

Animal Law
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Brown law signing flurry includes shark fin ban
Los Angeles TimesOctober 8, 2011

"Pipeline operators and the Public Utilities Commission must take every possible step to keep it from happening again," Brown said. Those bills are SB 44 by state Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro); SB 705 by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kylin Therapeutics Receives Notice of Allowance for Second U.S. Patent ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 4, 2011

This new intellectual property covers multi-valent RNA structures broadly encompassing: tissue targeting, aptamer binding, receptor-mediated endocytosis, and RNA interference. "We continue to be gratified that the USPTO recognizes pRNA as an entirely ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Dallas Attorney Amy LaValle Joins Skiermont Puckett LLP
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Ms. LaValle earned her law degree with honors from SMU's Dedman School of Law in 2003 and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1999. Skiermont Puckett is a trial litigation firm with experience representing both plaintiffs and ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Commentary: Affirmative action and the Supreme Court
Kansas City StarOctober 10, 2011

The case potentially isn't just about one disappointed would-be Longhorn but about the undoing of affirmative action in higher education. Are enough justices ready to walk through this minefield again after just eight years? In 2003, the court took up ...more »

EEOC Sues Guam's Aviation Concepts for Religious Discrimination
Pacific News CenterOctober 3, 2011

This alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The EEOC's suit seeks backpay and compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of the mechanic, along with injunctive relief intended to prevent future instances of discrimination at ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Alleged Racial Discrimination in Bronx Apartment Rentals Revealed
News Junky JournalOctober 11, 2011

... Co. and superintendent Jesus Velasco had “engaged in conduct constituting illegal discrimination” since at least April of 2009. The civil rights violation lawsuit also charges the operators of the building with violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA). ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Occupying Wall Street
The Moral LiberalOctober 3, 2011

There's no better illustration than the New Deal, particularly the National Industrial Recovery Act (NRA), which cartelized business through industry-generated and -enforced codes that suppressed competition, restricted production, and kept prices high ...more »

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Goldcorp Declares Tenth Monthly Dividend Payment for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial ...more »

Business Law
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Judge refuses to block Kan. abortion insurance law
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

"The state has no business depriving a woman of insurance for vital services that are already covered by most health plans," said Doug Bonney, legal director for the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. "If a woman and her doctor reach the decision ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military benefits could face the chopping block
My Edmonds News (registration)October 3, 2011

As Washington looks to squeeze savings from entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, another program — the health and pension benefits of military retirees — is growing rapidly; this makes it a prime target for cuts. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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4th grade teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges
KVOA Tucson NewsOctober 26, 2011

In May 2011, detectives in the Internet Crimes Against Children got a report that Chanecka had images of child porn on his home computer. Detectives followed the report and served search warrants at Chanecka's home and Van Buskirk Elementary. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Free Bus Accident Case Evaluation Offered at the LA Personal Injury Law Firm ... (press release)October 21, 2011

The Los Angeles personal injury law firm has expertise in the field of personal injury and accidents including automobile, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, uninsured motorist, construction, dog bites, slip and fall, and pedestrian accidents. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Editorial: It's foolish to stall federal aid
Denver PostOctober 3, 2011

Most recently, the Obama administration and Republican state attorneys asked the US Supreme Court to take one of the cases challenging the act in an expedited basis and rule on whether the law, including the individual mandate, is constitutional. ...more »

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

...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 Lawyer of the Year; Timothy E. Huffman, Charleston, Workers' Compensation Law ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Retailers, banks, the 'Durbin fee' and you
Jacksonville Journal CourierOctober 6, 2011

See, the problem in the eyes of the banks is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which went into effect Oct. 1. One of the provisions — an amendment added by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin — allows the Federal Reserve to control ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Thomas Hunter joins Cardinal Real Estate as COO
Bizjournals.comOctober 3, 2011

Hunter earned a bachelor's degree at Washington and Lee University, a JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law and an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte . He is a licensed real estate broker and a ...more »

Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House
OCRegisterOctober 3, 2011

"The Republicans seem to be ready to punch small business in the stomach when they are just getting back on their feet," said Tyler Moran, policy director at National Immigration Law Center. "Ultimately Republican leadership is going to have to make ...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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Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer, Jeffrey Feiler, Announces the Launch of the ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

MIAMI, FL, Oct 04, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Accomplished Miami criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Feiler, along with the legal team at The Feiler Law Firm, is proud to announce the launch of its vibrant new website. The Feiler Law Firm, ...more »

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

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The US Internal Revenue Service is auditing how Google Inc. avoided federal income taxes by shifting profit into offshore subsidiaries, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. ...more »

A retirement policy that's past its prime
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteOctober 2, 2011

When federal lawmakers first addressed age discrimination more than 40 years ago, they carved out exceptions, including one for top executives in both the public and private sectors. Purdue's policy applies to that group – administrators in high ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Jersey Elder Law Firm Offers Free Asset Protection Seminar
Cape May County Herald (press release)October 3, 2011

By Press Release The respected Begley Law Group will host free seminars in October to help individuals and their loved ones learn how to properly plan for nursing home care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and ...more »

Environmental Law
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N-component unit: US firm offered alternative site
The HinduOctober 4, 2011

Sources told The Hindu that the APIIC has sent feelers to Brighton Energy to retain its investment plan in Visakhapatnam district by promising an alternative location for its project involving an investment of $ 800 million. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Myers opens up world of wills and trusts
Our Colorado NewsOctober 10, 2011

Photo by Pat Hill In the maze of wills, trusts and legacies, planning ahead simplifies the process of inheritance according to the law. In a Lunch and Learn forum Oct. 6 sponsored by the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, Julie D. Myers, ...more »

Family Law
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Diversion law changed: Defendants now must plead guilty
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 2, 2011

With her are, Tricia Tenorio, administrative assistant, seated left; Lynette Arriola, social worker, seated right; Rose Lucero, volunteer, standing left; and Maria Yangowi, shelter worker. The shelter is the focus of a feature column -- the first of a ...more »

Workers Compensation
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MSC to Offer Surgical Implant Cost Management Solution through Acquisition of ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

Integrated Healthcare Services' other business units will also join with MSC to further fortify MSC's position in the market, providing specialized workers' compensation solutions in Catastrophic & Home Health Services and Equipment & Device Management ...more »


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