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Schools Consider Whether To Accept Major Advertising
WFMY News 2October 1, 2011

Whatever the case may be Guilford County wants to have some kind of policy in place. They hope to take next several months to come up with a policy. Davidson County Schools does not have a policy that allows major outside advertising. ...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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State AG presses NOAA for files
Gloucester Daily TimesOctober 3, 2011

Coakley made a broad request for internal documents reflecting decisions made inside the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration against disciplining law enforcement agents and litigators. whose improper actions over many years led to ...more »

Health Care Law
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The portrait of a health care reformer
Politico (blog)October 10, 2011

That folder, the AP wrote at the time, is "a leather bill binder emblazoned with a medical seal, symbolizing the first-in-the-nation universal health care law he signed in April 2006." It is, a reader reminds me, rather strong evidence that Romney ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Date Night Destinations In and Around South Orange
Patch.comOctober 1, 2011

Jill Scott will be kicking off her block party tour at Jones Beach Thursday evening. Credit: Livenation THIS WEEKEND: Saturday: La La Anthony (aka Mrs. Carmelo Anthony) hosts a party at mur.mur, with music supplied by DJ Nick Cannon; ...more »

Immigration Law
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Justice Department Asks Appeals Court to Block Alabama's Immigration Law
Fox NewsOctober 7, 2011

The Obama administration asked an appeals court on Friday to block the enforcement of Alabama's strict immigration law -- widely considered to be the toughest in the nation -- arguing it invites discrimination against foreign-born citizens and legal ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Hammond candidates debate attorney fees
WatertownDailyTimes.comOctober 5, 2011

... town supervisor candidate Michele W. McQueer says her opponent has cost the town tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees by pursuing a wind facilities law that will be overruled by Article X, a state law governing industrial wind development. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Virginia-Based Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Receives Second Consecutive 4 ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

... consistently remains one of the top five states for the number of patient referrals and requests for mediation. In 2010 alone, 286995 Virginia patients contacted PAF for information, and 6123 patients required one-on-one case management services. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Barbara Anthony cites 'moral responsibility' in review of health insure rates
Boston HeraldOctober 4, 2011

Deval Patrick, who used the ever-increasing cost of premiums as a bludgeon in his 2010 reelection campaign against former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles Baker, has filed legislation overhauling the state's system of paying for and delivering ...more »

Animal Law
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FBI investigates arson possibly set by domestic terrorists
KTVBOctober 6, 2011

The FBI is working with local law enforcment because of the possibility that domestic terrorists are behind the fire. After the fire broke out, a group calling themselves Animal Liberationists took credit for starting it. They claim the business was ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Canadians are an inventive lot, but have trouble making it pay
Globe and MailOctober 3, 2011

But almost without notice, Canada is losing something far more valuable than fertilizer or hockey talent: knowledge and intellectual property. These are the natural resources of Canada's future, and they're slipping from our grasp at an alarming rate, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Buffalo NY Housing Project Turned Asbestos Nightmare
Asbestos.Net NewsOctober 4, 2011

The felony charges came after two companies were hired to remove asbestos from the abandoned towers of the housing project, Kensington Heights. The workers violated the federal Clean Air Act by improperly disposing of asbestos and falsified documents ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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State Auditor Speaks At Rotary/Urges Support Of Issue Two
1330 WFINOctober 4, 2011

Enough signatures were gathered by opponents of the law to place a repeal question on the ballot this November. A yes vote would retain the law. A no vote would repeal it. The law limits the collective bargaining rights of unionized public employees by ...more »

Air Show still a place of fascination
Coast NewsOctober 1, 2011

The convoy was rife with members of the media; the lead van taking us to an area just outside the base's tarmac that had on it some of aviation history's most iconic airplanes. The Marines had opened up their base for the 2011 MCAS Miramar Air Show ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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THE LAGOS TENANCY LAW
Nigerian TribuneOctober 6, 2011

It defines the rights and obligations of the both the landlord and the tenant as parties to a contract. Although the law purports to prohibit “unreasonable” increase in the rent on a property, it does not place a ceiling on rents neither does it fix ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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LV developer's bankruptcy deal to be aired in court
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 3, 2011

"Bankruptcy Court approval of a settlement or compromise under (bankruptcy rules) should only be given if the settlement is 'fair and equitable and in the best interest of the estate,'" he wrote, citing case law. "A compromise which does not provide ...more »

Litigation
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Partners from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Boutique AZA Earn Top 100 ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

He also is a frequent lecturer and commentator on issues related to employment law, in addition to writing the blog "Legal Issues in the Executive Suite." Mr. Zavitsanos primarily represents companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes and ...more »

Business Law
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William Cellini's business dealings cross party lines
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 2, 2011

Cellini has used the longtime House speaker's law firm, Madigan & Getzendanner, to handle real estate tax work for his apartment projects in the Chicago area. Then there is Ald. Edward Burke, another powerful Chicago Democrat. His law firm gets real ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Federal Retirement Plans Cost Almost as Much as Social Security
ABC NewsOctober 2, 2011

The government paid a record $268 billion in pension and health benefits last year to 10 million former civil servants, military personnel and their dependents, about $100 billion more than was paid a decade earlier after adjusting for inflation. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Department of Justice's Former Acting Head of National Security Joins Perkins Coie
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Hinnen will join Perkins Coie's growing Privacy and Security Practice, advising clients on criminal and national-security investigations, regulatory compliance, and interactions with law enforcement, national security, homeland security, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Norwood, Canton drivers in personal injury accident in Potsdam
North Country NowOctober 5, 2011

POTSDAM – Women from Norwood and Canton were in a personal injury accident in the town of Potsdam Tuesday. St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies investigated the accident near Country Lane on State Rt. 56. Stephanie Morgan 25, 17 Clark St., Canton, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
The Associated PressOctober 3, 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 »

Professional Malpractice
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Lawsuit alleging scheme is settled for $710000
Belleville News DemocratOctober 21, 2011

BY DANIEL KELLEY - O'Fallon Progress A lawsuit alleging a lawyer, a pastor and a nephew swindled a former Belleville woman's inheritance has been settled for $710000. And the Illinois Supreme Court has recently disciplined the lawyer involved in the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Justices say auto parts chain didn't violate federal law
West Virginia RecordOctober 3, 2011

Plaintiff Diana Mey filed a class-action complaint against defendants The Pep Boys, Southwest Vehicle Management Inc. and Lanelogic Inc. She alleged they violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act by leaving an automated voicemail message ...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 »

International legal expert to speak on marine insurance reform
UQ NewsOctober 10, 2011

The annual lecture was established by the University's TC Beirne School of Law in honour of the late Justice Richard Cooper of the Federal Court of Australia. It features topics which reflect Justice Cooper's interests in maritime and native title law...more »

Sports Law
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South Xtra: Ringgold's 'Quad runner' piles up big numbers
Pittsburgh Post GazetteOctober 6, 2011

By Brad Everett, Tri-State Sports & News Service Ringgold quarterback Percy "Quad" Law tries to fend off Franklin Regional's Slater Simek during a Keystone Conference game last season. It was a year ago when Cam Newton, a 6-foot-5 quarterback from ...more »

Criminal Defense
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One local criminal lawyer has shed some light on the bond revocation for ...
WTSP 10 NewsOctober 3, 2011

"Even as a defense attorney, if Sheriff Gee hadn't reacted the way he did, I would've been surprised. I think he acted appropriately in wanting to protect not only his deputy, but somebody else out there in the community that could come into contact ...more »

IRS inability to rein in tax fraud vexes law enforcement
Tbo.comOctober 10, 2011

"The IRS just sent the money, and they don't check that the business exists or anything," he added. Ellsworth said the sheriff's department immediately notified the IRS and provided evidence, including recorded telephone conversations, crib sheets and ...more »

DoJ asks federal appeals court to block Alabama immigration law
World War 4 ReportOctober 9, 2011

The law also invites discrimination against many foreign-born citizens and lawfully present aliens, including legal residents, by making it a crime for any landlord to rent housing to an unlawfully present alien, invalidating all contracts with ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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CMS Cameron McKenna | Regulatory zone - Client assets and living wills
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)October 16, 2011

Client Asset Protection Is the trust estate safe? Making sure you comply Areas in which we can help client assets: no longer just accounting governance and accountability - client asset officers? segregation and reconciliation legacy balances and ...more »

Environmental Law
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Kazakhstan intends to increase electricity production from renewable sources
Trend News AgencyOctober 5, 2011

He said despite the fact that Kazakhstan created all the conditions to attract investments in the energy sector, at present, the government conducts work to amend the law on renewable energy sources. "This will create a new additional impetus and ...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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New healthcare law battle: Family planning rules
The Hill (blog)October 1, 2011

A major provision of Democrats' healthcare reform law has stoked a bitter fight over contraceptives. Federal regulators must soon decide whether family planning should be included in the preventive care benefits ...more »

Workers Compensation
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State to boost base rate for workers' comp
The Register-GuardOctober 1, 2011

The base rate employers pay for workers' compensation coverage will go up by an average of 1.9 percent in 2012 — the first increase since 1990, state officials said. The main reason for the increase is Oregon's stagnant economy, ...more »

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