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Bud Wright: Anti-gay bill more 'mean-ing down' of America
The Daily AdvanceOctober 1, 2011

It is a genetic component of the human makeup, like left or right-handedness, or eye color. Gay and lesbian individuals are people – no more, no less. They have the same rights and dreams that all people have. In the final analysis, we are all just ...more »

U.S. Considers More Legal Challenges Against State Crackdowns on Illegal ...
Fox NewsOctober 1, 2011

She said federal law doesn't prohibit checking students or suspects pulled over by police. She also refused to stop provisions that allow police to hold suspected illegal immigrants without bond; bar state courts from enforcing contracts involving ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Supreme Court May Enter 2012 Election With Politicized Docket
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

The broadcasting case, likely to be argued in January, is perhaps the most significant of the court's business cases. The court will decide whether federal regulators are violating the Constitution by imposing fines for on-air profanities and nudity. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Not so long ago, Republican lawmakers supported mandated health care
Evansville Courier & PressOctober 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the US Supreme Court to review the new health care law's "individual mandate," Republican Sen. Richard Lugar heaped on the praise. On his Twitter account, Lugar offered ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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MATTER OF COMMISSIONER OF GENESEE COUNTY DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVS. v. JONES
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously reversed on the law without costs and the matter is remitted to Family Court, Genesee County, for a new hearing. Memorandum: Respondent father appeals from an order confirming the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Rhode Island Grants In-State Tuition To Undocumented Immigrant Students
City Town Info Education ChannelOctober 4, 2011

Terry Gorman, executive director for Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement, is one of those who opposed the measure and Reuters reported that Gorman was considering legal action to impede it. This is why many proponents of such states' acts ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Trade War With China? Here's a List of Companies That Stand to Lose
DailyFinanceOctober 6, 2011

Wynn Resorts (NAS: WYNN) : Resorts & Casinos Industry. Market cap of $14.84B. Price as of 10/4 at $118.75. Engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Hello... can anybody hear me?
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 4, 2011

ACMA would also like to see higher standards of dispute resolution and internal complaints handling. For example, the industry should adopt the same definition of ''complaint'' as other companies. And, importantly for travellers, it would like telcos ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurance Litigation Attorneys
Healthy Wealthy n WiseOctober 1, 2011

Insurance litigation attorneys are lawyers that can help you with insurance claims against you, or claims you have against others. No matter what the situation, they will try their best to win for you. There are many different types of people that use ...more »

Animal Law
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USDA report faults UAF for musk ox deaths
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerOctober 11, 2011

“Overall, the staff and administration of this facility have shown a total disregard for the health and well-being of the animals in their care, as well as contempt for the Animal Welfare Act, and for USDA/APHIS's enforcement of this federal law,” ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Thesaurus of Claim Construction: Book Review
Telecom Reseller (press release)October 7, 2011

Chapter 2, Outline of the Law of Claim Construction, provides the reader with excellent background and specifics on the relevant law and is replete with footnotes and case citations. Chapter 3 is 650 pages of Simple Terms, such as 10BaseT wiring, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Investor Advocate Attorney Chris Vernon Named Best Lawyer for Bet-the-Company ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 5, 2011

NAPLES, Fla., Oct 5, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Chris Vernon, of the Naples based law firm Vernon Healy that represents clients facing financial litigation and arbitration, was named this week as Best Lawyers' 2012 Bet-the-Company Litigation...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action no longer reflects needs of society
the InkwellOctober 6, 2011

The group contends this type of affirmative action proposal should not be tolerated by any person of any race. This raises the question: As it stands, does affirmative action still serve its original purpose? The answer may not be as black and white as ...more »

2nd aviation company to expand in southeast Kansas
CanadianBusiness.comOctober 4, 2011

(AP) — A second aviation components manufacturer in a matter of weeks has announced expansion plans that will bring jobs to southeastern Kansas, a welcome development for the region of the state with the highest unemployment rate. ...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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Credit: Jose A. Hernandez
Richmond Times DispatchOctober 4, 2011

"I respect the law. I will not do this again," he told the judge. Before he began performing dental work, Hernandez opened a dental-appliance repair business, for which he has a valid business license from Chesterfield County. ...more »

Litigation
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Desert Hot Springs City Council looks at litigation Tuesday
The Desert SunOctober 2, 2011

The Desert Hot Springs City Council will consider two pieces of litigation in closed session Tuesday. One is a workers' compensation claim, and the second is an unspecified “initiation of litigation.” The council has previously said it is considering ...more »

Business Law
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Wilkie to complain over Ch 9 pokie comments
ABC OnlineOctober 1, 2011

He said while Channel Nine and the NRL were entitled to campaign against the changes, there were clear rules governing political advertising on TV. "If someone is going to effectively make a political advertisement, then there are issues that it has to ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Miller's bill to boost veterans benefits moves through House
Pensacola News JournalOctober 13, 2011

Miller's bill also would require those leaving the military to take classes to help them make the transition to civilian life, would align state licensing requirements for technical jobs with the skills service members learned in the military, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Busted: Police unit saves UK £140m in crackdown on digital crime
Silicon.comOctober 3, 2011

... Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), is an 85-strong team whose remit is to tackle those responsible for the most serious digital crime such as computer intrusion, distribution of malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and internet fraud. ...more »

Personal Injury
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New York Personal Injury Attorney Nicholas Timko Named 2011 New York Super Lawyer
PR Web (press release)October 3, 2011

New York personal injury attorney Nicholas I. Timko of Kahn, Gordon, Timko & Rodriques, PC law firm has been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York every year since 2008. Only five percent of the lawyers in the ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Justices bring constitutional road show to the Senate
CNN InternationalOctober 6, 2011

"Life on the boundary of the law is cold," he said. "And our job on the boundary is tough. And you should be suspicious if there aren't more 5-4 decisions. You should smell something wrong if the lower courts disagree, if we issue all these 9-0 rulings ...more »

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

... Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year; Stephen R. Crislip, Charleston, 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...more »

Consumer Protection
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SC ruling fails to please consumers
Times of IndiaOctober 10, 2011

"The district and state committees have statutory powers as granted by Consumer Protection Act, 1986. These committees are not functioning properly. Half of the troubles faced by consumers would have vanished if they were active," Surendran says. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Colorado Association of Realtors(R) Announces 2011-12 Leadership
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

A Denver-native and 24-year real estate industry veteran who has helped nearly 1000 families purchase a home, Matthias brings extensive professional leadership experience at the local, state and national level. In addition, he is an active volunteer ...more »

Pilot in fatal NYC chopper crash was experienced
Wall Street JournalOctober 5, 2011

AP NEW YORK — The man at the helm of a private helicopter that crashed into the East River on Tuesday, killing one passenger and injuring three others, was an experienced commercial pilot who owns a company that manages a local airport. ...more »

Sports Law
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Is anti-bullying law having an impact?
Asbury Park PressOctober 16, 2011

National Education Association 37 percent of all students don't feel safe at school because of bullying. – US Department of Justice A third of students in sixth through 10th grades nationwide experienced some kind of bullying. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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After 3 Years, Chances of More Madoff Charges Fade
ABC NewsOctober 3, 2011

There was no response to phone and email messages left for the attorneys for Peter Madoff and Shana Madoff. Bernard Madoff, 73, has always insisted that his family was in the dark about a multibillion-dollar fraud that wiped out the life savings of ...more »

Will Danes Influence US Tax Policy? Fat Chance.
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

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. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...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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Nationwide Incorporators Discusses the Latest Data from IACA Showing the ...
PR Web (press release)October 11, 2011

Is LLC Asset Protection Better Than a Corporation? According to Ross, it depends on the state where the LLC is formed. “Many states have statutes that protect the owners of an LLC from liability for any business claims. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Unlikely Senate millionaire surtax a likely 2012 talking point
Daily CallerOctober 10, 2011

Photo: AP Senate Democrats will attempt to pass a millionaire surtax this week because it provides a campaign trail alternative to President Barack Obama's unpopular tax proposal. Obama's original plan to raise taxes ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Senior Law Programs In Mount Vernon
Westchester.comOctober 11, 2011

The evening session will be from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, and will feature three workshops. Amoruso will present “Who's Afraid of Probate? When to Use a Trust and When to Use a Will?,” Salvatore DiCostanzo, Esq., from McMillan Constabile Maker and Perone LLP ...more »

Family Law
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Tough new immigration law hits Alabama farmers
WXIA-TVOctober 4, 2011

CHANDLER MOUNTAIN, AL-- Chad Smith's family grows tomatoes on a mountaintop in rural northeast Alabama, and ships them from here to Canada. The summer's crop has been good. But Smith sees thousands of overripe tomatoes rotting alongside his vines, ...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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