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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 »

How Important is it to Have a Will? (online only)
Best of TimesOctober 1, 2011

By making a will and assigning power of attorney, an elder will feel comforted that his/her wishes will be carried out. Wills are often changed, so be ready to execute more than one document over time. And remember, anytime someone signs a will, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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US senate to hold hearing on Express Scripts deal
ReutersOctober 18, 2011

The deal is already being examined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which looks at some mergers to make sure they comply with antitrust law. A group of about two dozen state attorneys general are also looking at it. An antitrust subcommittee at ...more »

Health Care Law
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Meet the senator who killed the CLASS Act
Washington Post (blog)October 18, 2011

JG: You'd have to use some kind of personal account, and the person, every year, would get an investment statement on that account. It would actually be vested, just like if you you're paying into a pension at work. There'd be vested interest which you ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Foster, Jones losing grip on fantasy stardom
SI.comOctober 18, 2011

DeMarco Murray, RB Cowboys -- Murray will be one of the top waiver wire additions in most leagues this week. Please read my thoughts on Murray below under the essay titled "Felix Jones: A box of tissue paper posing as a football player. ...more »

Immigration Law
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GOP's tech visa bill copies, literally, Democrat's bill
ComputerworldOctober 18, 2011

"I haven't gotten a sense from Chairman Smith that he is eager to do anything that meaningful," said Lofgren, of immigration reform, although she said there may be some interest in moving small things. Labrador, in a statement Friday announcing the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles 2012-2022
MarketWatch (press release)October 17, 2011

The market for electric industrial vehicles is already large because, by law, forklifts have to be electric when used indoors. Little growth remains in this market but outdoors almost all earthmoving and lifting vehicles use the conventional internal ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Renown on renewal
Lexology (registration)October 4, 2011

Puget Sound Software (the Complainant), an online technical support company based in the United States, recently lost a Complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Swiss Banks, Goldman, Standard Bank, BofA in Court News
BusinessWeekOctober 24, 2011

AT&T will argue at a hearing today in Washington that Sprint, as a competitor rather than a consumer, has no right under antitrust law to bring the suit and that Sprint's claims the $39 billion deal would hurt its business are unfounded. ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal rights activists mark bitter Animal Day
Hurriyet Daily NewsOctober 3, 2011

As the world marks the World Animal Day today, the animal rights activists in Turkey try to overcome mounting problems from inadeqaute shelters to the lack of interst by municpal officers. Municipalities continue to expel stray animals to the forests ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Two held for intellectual property theft
Deccan ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

The two are charged of intellectual property theft by stealing the drawings, designs and other data. According to police, Mr Rao and Mr Patel, as promoters of SMSIPL, had entered into assets purchase agreement with AESSEAL worth Rs 17.2 crore on ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Shale Gas Fuels Legal Boom
Wall Street JournalOctober 30, 2011

"I predict it will become the predominant area of litigation in the next year or two," said Joel Burcat, a lawyer at Saul Ewing in Harrisburg, Pa. John Lowe, a professor of mineral law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said Pennsylvania is a ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quick Takes: UC Berkeley's "Affirmative Action" Bake Sale
The UCSD Guardian OnlineOctober 3, 2011

But simplifying the concept of affirmative action into a bake sale with differential pricing is not comparable to the issue at hand. The mission of SB 185 — which is surely debatable — is to make the student bodies of California state universities ...more »

Ramco Systems Wins Order from T'way Airlines, South Korea
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 18, 2011

According to a T'way communications representative, "T'way Airlines is excited and are looking forward to implement Ramco Aviation Solution. It will allow us to introduce best industry practices in the maintenance of our aircraft and reduce aircraft ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Western Center's Christine Minnehan to Retire
Beyond ChronOctober 5, 2011

... revenue set-aside for housing by redevelopment agencies; and scores of fair housing and landlord-tenant reforms, such as requiring a 60-day notice of a no-cause eviction, exempting SRO's from the Ellis Act, prohibiting housing discrimination based ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Files for Bankruptcy, Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekOctober 12, 2011

Mark D. Schwartz, a Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania-based lawyer and former head of municipal bonds for Prudential Financial Inc.'s mid-Atlantic region, said he filed the documents by fax to a federal bankruptcy court last night. ...more »

Litigation
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MF Global Provides Update on Primary Dealer Status
MarketWatch (press release)October 31, 2011

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Forward-looking statements in this press release, including statements relating to the Company's future revenues and earnings, plans, strategies, objectives, ...more »

Business Law
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Dems Say No Thanks to Walmart Offer to Eliminate Food Desert
American ThinkerOctober 5, 2011

In a sane world, politicians would jump at Walmart's offer to invest private capital (as opposed to Obama's "investments" of our money) into Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, which is 80% black and Hispanic, low-income, with high crime. ...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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Microsoft clears Czech firm in Kelihos botnet case
ComputerworldOctober 27, 2011

"Microsoft has reached a settlement with defendants Dominique Alexander Piatti and his company, dotFREE Group SRO, and will be dismissing the lawsuit against them," said Richard Boscovich, a senior attorney with the company's digital crimes unit, ...more »

Personal Injury
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St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys of The Finney Law Office Discuss Accident ...
PR Web (press release)October 30, 2011

The St. Louis car accident lawyers of the Finney Law Office have reviewed accident statistics in St. Louis and are prepared to help individuals who have been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. Put our experience to work for you ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Prayer Supporters Confident High Court Will Hear Case
WXII The TriadOctober 28, 2011

"We're confident the court will take a real interest in this case, and that opinion, I think, is shared by constitutional law scholars and litigators around the country. There are many people watching this one closely," said Alliance Defense Fund ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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System sought to track painkillers
Buffalo NewsOctober 22, 2011

"We have the technology, and it's almost law enforcement malpractice not to use it," Schneiderman said at a conference on prescription drug abuse at the University at Buffalo in Amherst. A Buffalo News special report in March noted that more people die ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Case of the Missing Red Snapper
Mother JonesOctober 28, 2011

A new Senate bill, "The Commercial Seafood Consumer Protection Act," aims to try and stop cases of seafood fraud by encouraging federal agencies to cooperate with each other and increase testing and regulation of imported seafood. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Some of those Making the Laws Are Corrupt, And Some of Those Enforcing the ...
Huffington Post (blog)October 31, 2011

Further, corruption within law enforcement agencies is particularly heinous and must be rooted out and severely punished. There are other cases pending alleging cops planted drugs on innocent people. Where this will all end up is mind-boggling. ...more »

U.K. Arrests Figure in Alcoa-Bahrain Bribery Probe
Wall Street JournalOctober 24, 2011

A key figure in a bribery investigation of Alcoa Inc.'s activities in Bahrain has been arrested in Britain, three years after law-enforcement officials began looking at millions of dollars allegedly paid to gain aluminum contracts. ...more »

Sports Law
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Q&A: The possible legal case against Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini
Telegraph.co.ukOctober 27, 2011

After the touchline dispute during Manchester City's Champions League fixture with Bayern Munich, Mancini told Sky Sports: “He [Tévez] refuses to go in. He refused to come on the pitch.” The Tévez camp insist that is untrue, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Attorney Cranmer named to defend Wayne County in federal probe
Detroit Free PressOctober 21, 2011

Prominent Oakland County criminal defense attorney Thomas Cranmer acknowledged today that he's been retained to represent Wayne County in the federal investigation of the severance scandal. “I'm honored to be representing the ...more »

Asset Protection Specialists Share How to Minimize Taxes This Year, Best Ways ...
PR Web (press release)October 10, 2011

The tax saving and asset protection service explains strategies that can reduce a person's taxes dramatically and at the same time make them audit proof. In addition, specific IRS tax codes are provided to share with an individual's accountant to ...more »

Congress' inaction on immigration reform fuels states' actions
Montgomery AdvertiserOctober 10, 2011

Sessions said more states are passing their own laws because federal law enforcement officials aren't enforcing existing laws. "States are taking steps to do what they can," he said. Some advocates of reform blame Democrats for not pushing changes when ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The Washington Woes Of Michael Mastro And Friends
ForbesOctober 1, 2011

... who practices in the areas of creditor-debtor law, including creditors collections and debtor asset protection, and business planning including captive insurance company planning and litigation involving captive insurance arrangements. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solyndra Burns Energy Dept.
The Fiscal TimesOctober 28, 2011

Once in Washington, he continued his focus on alternative energy sources. In a speech soon after taking office, he talked about energy efficiency, transmission lines and renewable energy. Afterward, Peter J. Robertson, vice chairman of Chevron at the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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IN THE MATTER OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM OF ARAGUZ v. STATE EX REL ...
Leagle.comOctober 31, 2011

After receiving compensation through the Wal-Mart Plan, Wal-Mart's private workers' compensation fund, the appellants filed for benefits under the Wyoming Worker's Compensation Act (the Act). The Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division ...more »

Family Law
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Success For Osbornes As Chambers 2012 Is Launched
The Open Press (press release)October 31, 2011

London (OPENPRESS) October 31, 2011 - On Wednesday 25th October 2011 the independent legal directory Chambers & Partners launched its 2012 edition which saw the family and divorce department at Osbornes climb in the rankings as a recommended family law...more »

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