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Solaria Considers Tax Break in California Expansion
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Under a 2010 law, the state Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority can exempt sales taxes on equipment, the building or assembly of alternative-energy manufacturing and landfill-gas plants. The authority plans to vote on ...more »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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George A. Fath, administrative law judge
Washington PostOctober 14, 2011

George A. Fath, 88, a Labor Department administrative law judge from 1976 to 1996, died Sept. 29 at Inova Alexandria Hospital after a stroke. He was an Alexandria resident. The death was confirmed by his daughter Dennise Fath. ...more »

Health Care Law
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The Untimely Death Of Long-Term Health Insurance
Daily MarketsOctober 15, 2011

The Administration's decision to pull the plug on long-term health insurance in the new healthcare law (so-called Community Living Assistance Services and Support or, as it was known by healthcare insiders, CLASS) offers an important lesson. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Supreme Court takes dispute over lying about war heroism
USA TodayOctober 17, 2011

By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday that it will step into an emotionally charged dispute over a federal law that makes it a crime to lie about being a war hero. The case revolves around the federal Stolen Valor Act, ...more »

Immigration Law
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SC illegal immigration law could negatively impact businesses
SCNowOctober 14, 2011

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The ACLU is suing to stop South Carolina's illegal immigration law. The law requires police to check suspect?s immigration status and mandates that businesses check their new hires (more) MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The ACLU is suing to stop ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Socialist democracy milestone
China DailyOctober 28, 2011

To protect and improve the living and ecological environment, the legislature enacted the Environmental Protection Law, Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, Law on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, and some other ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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ICC Produces New Arbitration Rules
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 3, 2011

The aim has been to make theICC a more attractive dispute resolution forum for international businesses andgovernments. Which Arbitrations Will the new Rules Apply to? It appears to be the case that they will apply to ICC arbitrations commenced on or ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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21st Century Holding Company Announces Financial Results Release Date
Insurance News Net (press release)October 27, 2011

Safe harbor statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual ...more »

Animal Law
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Breeding better policies
McGill DailyOctober 6, 2011

The recent seizure of over 500 dogs from a rural Quebec dog breeding facility has brought the province's poor animal rights record to the forefront. Earlier this year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund in California named Quebec as “the best province to be ...more »

Intellectual Property
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This section brought to you by Sony VAIO®
DailyTechOctober 31, 2011

(MSFT) has undergone a transformation from a company that makes most of its money off facilitating the sale of physical products to end consumers and businesses, to a company that makes most of its money from pursuing intellectual property enforcement. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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System One Enters Legal Staffing Market via Acquisition of Compliance Division ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 26, 2011

System One's investment to expand Compliance's infrastructure and reach will create a high-impact, high-growth organization committed to professionalism, quality and integrity," said Brown. Gregory possesses an extensive track record in the legal ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Some thoughts on a half-baked idea
Chicago TribuneOctober 3, 2011

Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view. Unfortunately, others have been less sanguine. ...more »

Report: Fighter jet crashes in China air show
CNNOctober 14, 2011

"Rescuers are still searching for the missing pilot," said He Liang, an official with the state-run China International General Aviation Convention, which organized the air show. National broadcaster CCTV showed footage of a Chinese-made JH-7 plunging ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord requires tenant to share travel agenda as part of lease
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 6, 2011

As long as you timely pay the rent and take care of the property as required by law, you should be able to leave and return anytime. I believe that lease provision is an unwarranted intrusion into your privacy and is probably not valid or enforceable. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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The Price of Payday Loans
Twin Falls Times-NewsOctober 9, 2011

South Central Community Action Partnership, a nonprofit low-income assistance organization in Twin Falls, uncovers payday loan struggles when working on budget plans with people seeking help. “We're seeing more and more of it,” said Leanne Trappen, ...more »

Litigation
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People in business
Houston ChronicleOctober 30, 2011

Photo: - / HC BoyarMiller, a Houston-based business and litigation law firm, announced that Jeremy Sanders has joined its Litigation Group as Counsel, bringing more than 10 years of direct litigation experience to the firm. Sanders practice is focused ...more »

Business Law
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Google to Sell Circular-Style Ads. Can I Get an Amen?
The AtlanticOctober 3, 2011

I savored the Fry's ad in all its overcrowded glory, not least because the Fry's ad gave me warm and fuzzy memories of paging through the ads in Computer Shopper as if it were the September issue of Vogue. Even better, thanks to Moore's Law, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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BC-US--Deficit-Military Benefits,128
WEAROctober 22, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) -- Canadian National Railway will pay a $36.2 million settlement to the family of a Rockford woman killed in a 2009 train derailment. ... WEAR files and maintains quarterly Children's Television Reports and DTV Consumer Education Activity ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Casper man convicted of child porn makes final appeal
Billings GazetteOctober 26, 2011

In January 2007, a federal grand jury indicted Solon on a single count of possessing child pornography after the Internet Crimes Against Children agency of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation identified his computer as offering files ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury litigation feeds law firm expansion
Memphis Business JournalOctober 28, 2011

Elizabeth and Ben Daniel go over a client's file at Daniel Law Firm's new, expanded offices at 145 Court St. Downtown. Daniel Law Firm has almost doubled the size of its growing personal injury practice and moved to newly renovated space in the former ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Proposed constitutional amendments: in a nutshell
Houston Chronicle (blog)October 27, 2011

Under current Texas law, counties do not have the power of tax-based financing to fund such projects. Opponents say the law will cause appraisal values to rise, thereby increasing property taxes in a given area. This provision would fix what many say ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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E-Discovery 'Command' Culture Must Collapse
Law.comOctober 12, 2011

His practice involves business litigation and intellectual property. Hamilton teaches "Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence," as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, and frequently serves as an international ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Consumers' Role in CFPB Supervision
Huffington PostOctober 24, 2011

The CFPB is also considering including in this list consumer credit reporting agencies, debt collection companies, debt management and settlement companies, consumer credit and finance companies, money transmission and check cashing companies, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Just in time for Halloween: Night of the living ground rent.
Baltimore Sun (blog)October 26, 2011

On one side are ground rent owners who didn't register in time, some who say they had no idea the law existed and just wanted a second chance. (Ground rent owners don't all live in Maryland, and a variety of them don't own much. ...more »

Biloxi officials prod commercial property owners into doing something about ...
The RepublicOctober 31, 2011

The purpose of this law is to motivate the owner to do something with the building," he said. If the owner won't fix or demolish the building, the city can step in to have the work done by city employees or by contract. The city can recover its expense ...more »

Sports Law
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La Russa helped change how game is played
Fox NewsOctober 31, 2011

After a lackluster major league playing career, La Russa earned a law degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1978, but never practiced. Instead, he pioneered the use of statistical analysis to determine pitching and hitting match-ups ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Fulton County is seeking criminal prosecutions of APS educators
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)October 31, 2011

Howard contends that the PSC hearings could impede his criminal investigation. Earlier this month, the PSC voted to revoke the teaching certificates of three administrators and to impose two-year suspensions on eight teachers. ...more »

IRS hits Oakland pot shop with $2.4M tax bill
The Associated PressOctober 4, 2011

DeAngelo has until Dec. 22 to contest the audit in tax court. The IRS has told him it is now reviewing Harborside's returns for 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, a handful of state officials have written House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, ...more »

Retire When You Want To!
Motley Fool UKOctober 3, 2011

In other words, Britain's senior workers now have a legal right to work beyond age 65. This law -- the latest piece in a complex jigsaw of anti-discrimination legislation introduced by the previous Labour government -- should spell the end of ageism in ...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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AP Enterprise: Calif. green tax breaks in question
BusinessWeekOctober 19, 2011

But the program was halted last month following the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a 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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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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A&E terrifies with 'Monster In Law'
Pittsburgh Post GazetteOctober 24, 2011

Then A&E has a show for you: "Monster In-Laws" (10 tonight), a half-hour docu-series about family turmoil that can only be considered entertainment in the same there-but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I way so many reality shows are. We watch to feel superior ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Accident Fund Will Cover Comp Claim for Joplin Tornado Survivor
Insurance JournalOctober 25, 2011

Michigan-based Accident Fund Insurance Company of America now says it will honor the workers' compensation claims for a man injured during the tornado outbreak in Joplin, Mo., earlier this year. Mark Lindquist, a social worker, nearly gave his life ...more »

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