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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 »

Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Rep. Hank Johnson Gets Seat on Intellectual Property House Subcommittee
Patch.comOctober 6, 2011

Johnson, a former judge and defense attorney, is also a member of two other Judiciary subcommittees – Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law and Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over copyright, patent, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Va. AG appeals healthcare reform decision to Supreme Court
CMIOOctober 3, 2011

Virginia's petition asks the Supreme Court to overturn the recent decision of the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that dismissed Virginia's lawsuit because the court said the commonwealth lacked standing to challenge the healthcare law. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Planners continue reviews of southern Milpitas housing
Milpitas PostOctober 5, 2011

In addition, the firm's letter states that with "respect to future development of the subject property, potential health impacts associated with the underlying Jones Chemical Co. plume (via vapor intrusion into structures) must be adequately evaluated ...more »

Immigration Law
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Contractors: Immigration law affects business
WAFFOctober 5, 2011

The landscaping and nursery business has also taken a large hit because of the new immigration law. The contractors said framers and job site construction crews have diminished, along with seasonal workers that help pick products from the farms. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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'Too dirty to fail'?
Los Angeles TimesOctober 21, 2011

The measures would indefinitely delay sensible upgrades to reduce air pollution from industrial boilers located in highly populated areas. And they would remove vital federal water protections, exposing treasured resources such as the Gulf of Mexico, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed Al Khalifa to head delegation to IBA Conference
Bahrain News AgencyOctober 29, 2011

“The BCDR-AAA is fast establishing Bahrain as a world-class destination for alternative dispute resolution for commercial legal issues in the region. We will use the opportunity that the IBA presents to further promote and engage with prospective users ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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People & achievements: Oct 22, 2011
The StateOctober 23, 2011

The following Columbia lawyers by firm were honored: Bowman & Brooke: Joel H. Smith (personal injury litigation – defendants) Callison Tighe: M. Malissa Burnette (employment law – individuals) Chappell Smith & Arden: William L. Smith II (workers' ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal Nature: From rhino poachers and turtle traffickers to something really ...
OregonLive.comOctober 26, 2011

ANIMAL LAW: Lewis & Clark, a school long active in animal law, announced this week it's launching the world's first post-graduate degree in animal law. The university aims to give lawyers expertise with such questions as: What are the limits of the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Pendrell Corp buys stake in digital rights company
CBS MoneyWatch.comOctober 31, 2011

Intellectual property consultant Pendrell Corp. said Monday that it had completed its purchase of a controlling stake in a company that develops digital patents and technologies. Pendrell said it paid $90.1 million for a 90.1 percent stake in ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Korea: Mesothelioma to Rise for Another 30 Years
Surviving MesotheliomaOctober 14, 2011

The number of deaths from asbestos exposure also rose from 24 in 2001 to 57 in 2006. Although Korea recently enacted a law regulating asbestos use which will take effect in April, the 10 to 40 year latency period for mesothelioma means that thousands ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Backdoor affirmative action
Los Angeles TimesOctober 6, 2011

(Robert Galbraith / Reuters) As much as this page exhorted Californians to vote against Proposition 209 in 1996, the constitutional amendment that bars affirmative action in state hiring and admissions at public colleges is now the law, having survived ...more »

82nd Airborne's Combat Aviation Brigade deploys to Afghanistan
msnbc.com (blog)October 7, 2011

Jim R. Bounds / AP Tristen Williams 2, holds two American flags as he stands next to the father, Army Sgt. Aaron Williams, during the 82nd Airborne's Combat Aviation Brigade deployment to Afghanistan from Fort Bragg, NC, Monday, Sept. 12. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Small businesses seek less room to maneuver
China DailyOctober 31, 2011

BEIJING - Shi Lijuan was almost at her wit's end when she went looking for office space for the company she partly owns, Beijing Yongcheng Law Firm. As a small enterprise with just 10 members of staff, she only needed about 40 ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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The Chetson Firm Expands into Bankruptcy
PR Web (press release)October 31, 2011

The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh law firm, announces its imminent expansion into bankruptcy law. Beginning January 2012, the firm expects to roll out bankruptcy representation for people in Raleigh, Cary, and other parts of the Eastern District of North ...more »

Litigation
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Jones Walker Welcomes Ten New Associates
PR Newswire (press release)October 13, 2011

He received his juris doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was a member of the University of Florida Journal of International Law, the Journal of Technology, Law and Policy, and was a member of the Corporate and ...more »

Business Law
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The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Investors with Losses on Their ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 19, 2011

The complaint alleges that CNinsure and certain of its officers and directors issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business and prospects. Specifically, the complaint alleges that defendants misrepresented and/or ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Gay American Troops Demand Equal Benefits
TechnoratiOctober 30, 2011

It also asks the military to recognize their marriages and provide spousal benefits such as medical coverage along with the right to be buried together in military cemeteries, benefits already enjoyed by straight service personnel The Defense of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Statewide sweep grabs 15 in child porn investigation
Portland TribuneOctober 28, 2011

The arrests across the state were part of Operation Internet Angel coordinated by the Oregon Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children task force. The investigation began Oct. 16 and concluded Friday. “Every child pornography image and ...more »

Personal Injury
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Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Establish Website to Serve Accident and Injury ...
PR Web (press release)October 27, 2011

New website from the Accident Attorneys of Monge & Associates provides comprehensive information to those needing legal assistance with personal injury and wrongful death claims. We hope this site will help people get the information they need and ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Justifying the slaying of Mr. Awlaki
Washington PostOctober 15, 2011

Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment. If your comments or those of another user measure up, please let Post editors know. Fact Checkers contribute questions, information and ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Health Claims Arbitration is Required in Case Brought in Maryland for Injury ...
Maryland Medical Malpractice Blog (blog)October 29, 2011

It was a very active week for Maryland's appellate courts with several important opinions that affect our clients and our professional liability practice. We will summarize every case from the past week ...more »

Consumer Protection
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New law fends off disaster
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteOctober 28, 2011

But now, even though the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (known as Dodd-Frank, after Rep. Barney Frank and me, its sponsors) is only beginning to take effect, critics are launching false attacks against the law in an effort to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Maryland's Wright, Constable & Skeen Attorneys are Named to Best Lawyers in ...
PR Web (press release)October 18, 2011

The firm is a diverse general practice of law with concentrations in Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Construction, Corporate & Business, Employment & Labor, Estates & Trusts, Family Law, Government Contracts, Insurance Defense, Litigation, ...more »

Illegal hawkers thrive in city
Times of IndiaOctober 23, 2011

NAGPUR: The illegal hawkers and vendors, particularly the pirated CD sellers, pani puri, pao bhaji and fruit stall vendors have free run of all the areas marked by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation as 'No Hawking Zones' including such commercial hubs as ...more »

Sports Law
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IBG: Burning the midnight oil
NBCSports.comOctober 21, 2011

So this week's IBG — hosted by our barrister blogger Domer Law — was done with less than adequate online support. (That's my disclaimer before you go judging my answers, too harshly.) Beside: It's USC week. Save your energy for Saturday night. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Paper: Defense attorney mistakes reverse or send back to court scores of Pa ...
The RepublicOctober 23, 2011

"The number of reversals on these cases is staggering," said Ronald L. Greenblatt, chairman of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. "The attorneys who are doing this work, because of the low pay, ...more »

IRS Proposes New Regulations for Submitting EITC Claims
ForbesOctober 8, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. ...more »

Sandpoint ponders anti-discrimation ordinance
Bonner County Daily BeeOctober 13, 2011

Idaho law currently prohibits discrimination in employment, education, real estate transactions and public accommodations based on age, disability, religion, sex, race, color and national origin. However, Reuter's proposal would bolster and enhance ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

Environmental Law
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California's green tax breaks in question
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 18, 2011

But the program was halted last month after the bankruptcy of Solyndra, the Fremont solar company that received $25 million in state tax breaks and, more notoriously, a $528 million federal loan guarantee despite its precarious financial state. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Barnes Foundation's disputed relocation is upheld by judge
Los Angeles TimesOctober 6, 2011

Judge Stanley Ott of Montgomery County Orphans Court (the equivalent of a probate division judge in California's Superior Courts) ruled Thursday that there's no reason to revisit his 2004 decision allowing the Barnes Foundation to abrogate the will of ...more »

Family Law
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Djanogly cleared in family shares row but loses claims firms role
Telegraph.co.ukOctober 18, 2011

Mr Djanogly had admitted that his brother-in-law, Ben Silk, owned the companies, but had not disclosed his children's shareholdings. The minister was reported to the Cabinet Office by Andy Slaughter, the shadow justice minister. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Public hearing in Bellingham for proposed workers' compensation increase
Bellingham HeraldOctober 21, 2011

In September L&I announced a proposed average rate increase of 2.5 percent to workers' compensation premiums in 2012. Each year, L&I must review premium rates and make adjustments to cover the anticipated costs of claims that will be filed in the next ...more »

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