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Sac State awaits rest of $10 million pledge from Alex Spanos
Capitol WeeklyOctober 1, 2011

Nava cited California law around the Public Records Act, noting that a government organization can withhold such information, but must provide a written justification. "We will not discuss donor agreements," Nava said via email. "Confidentiality of ...more »

Ark. judges eye rainy day fund for financial help
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Circuit Judge David Clark asked at the meeting. Weiss said courts have been aware of the potential crisis with the fund since 2009, but this year, revenues suddenly plummeted. Neither Weiss nor JD Gingerich, who directs the Administrative Office of the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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West Virginia Court System 2010 Annual Report released
Mountain StatesmanOctober 3, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Published every year, by the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the West Virginia Court System 2010 Annual Report is a wealth of information about the current state of the West Virginia Court System ...more »

Health Care Law
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Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision Looms Over New Term
Huffington PostOctober 1, 2011

The Obama administration's request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as Obama and his Republican opponent charge ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Common law couples — til death do they part
Canadian Lawyer MagazineOctober 3, 2011

While the focus is on division of assets after the breakdown of a common law relationship, it has important ramifications for wills and estate law, especially with respect to constructive trusts and unjust enrichment. “The Kerr decision makes it easier ...more »

Immigration Law
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A strategic cat fib, Theresa May? It's all in the service of myth-making
The GuardianOctober 5, 2011

It's all in the service of myth-making | Zoe Williams 'Theresa May, thinks article 8 of the Human Rights Act has driven a coach and horses through our immigration law, and the fastest way to illustrate that is with an arresting image. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Morse praises Lebanon for economic development
Albany Democrat HeraldOctober 1, 2011

Morse said restrictive land use policies — especially surrounding industrial properties and wetlands — and the fact that it can take years to obtain building permits steer potential companies away from the state. Morse said his son-in-law is an ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Lotus name row poised for winter resolution
ITV.comOctober 1, 2011

The Lotus name row could be set for a resolution this winter, with the current Team Lotus confirming that they were now open to a change of title to avoid a clash with Renault-backer Group Lotus. The dispute has its origins in the collapse of the ...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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Animal protection laws have unintended results
The TennesseanOctober 1, 2011

Many fear well-intentioned animal protection laws could have unintended consequences for farmers / Sanford Myers / The Tennessean Darwin Newton of Ashland City was investigated after police were told one of his horses was being abused. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Latest acquisition sees Intellectual Property specialist move to Merseyside
Liverpool Daily PostOctober 4, 2011

INTERNATIONAL intellectual property (IP) law specialist Forresters has expanded its base after acquiring a Merseyside firm. It has bought out the Birkenhead-based patent and trade mark specialists Potts, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Litigation Fears Nix Proposed Land Swap
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

"That has nothing to do with what the attorney said other than the attorney told us getting into litigation is just not useful," she added. Councilman Matt Kilroy, who was also on hand for the Sept. 26 joint meeting, commented that he believes it the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Calif. Gov. Vetoes Affirmative Action
Daily BeastOctober 9, 2011

"I wholeheartedly agree with the goal of this legislation," Brown said in his veto message, but he thought that the courts, not the legislature, should decide on the affirmative action law. Brown is sifting through a flurry of legislation that passed ...more »

Goodrich acquires private Winslow Marine Corp.
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

AP , 10.03.11, 03:14 PM EDT CHARLOTTE, NC -- Goodrich Corp. said Monday it has acquired Winslow Marine Products Corp., which provides life rafts to the corporate aviation, helicopter and marine markets. The transaction closed Sept. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Protesters say rental ordinance goes too far
WJAC JohnstownOctober 27, 2011

Johnstown's controversial new rental property ordinance came under fire from landlords and tenants at Wednesday night's city council meeting. Several people spoke out against the new law approved last month that would require all rental properties to ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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FBI Solyndra Probe, Cephalon Subpoena, Barclays: Compliance
BusinessWeekOctober 3, 2011

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Solyndra LLC, the solar-panel maker that filed for bankruptcy protection two months after executives extolled its prospects, is being investigated by the FBI for accounting fraud, an agency official said. ...more »

Litigation
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O'Hara warns of litigation threat from wave of new US regulation
Royal GazetteOctober 11, 2011

Former XL Group chief executive officer Brian O'Hara yesterday warned a group of insurance industry professionals that history could repeat itself in the form of growing damages awards facilitated by a raft of new regulations in the US ...more »

Business Law
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Supreme Court May Enter 2012 Election With Politicized Docket
BusinessWeekOctober 3, 2011

The president already has targeted the Supreme Court once, using his 2010 State of the Union address to criticize the court's decision letting corporations spend unlimited sums on political advertising. “If they strike down the law, Obama is going to ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Reporter's Notebook: Talking with Taiwanese Soldiers
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 4, 2011

The military also plans to increase benefits and remunerations to recruit enough volunteer troops as Taiwan's birth rate continues to fall. The change, when it comes, will likely be welcome by conscripts and volunteers alike. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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rapist, kidnapper gets 100 years to life
NewsNet5.comOctober 18, 2011

Bay Village Police teamed up with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force which was started by Prosecutor Bill Mason to crack this case after someone tipped off investigators. Prosecutors say a wife has a choice to be a witness against her ...more »

Personal Injury
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New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Outlines ...
PR Web (press release)October 11, 2011

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, auto accident, and construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of personal injury cases. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Could medical marijuana provide tax dollars for cities?
Shelby Township Source NewspapersOctober 3, 2011

But here in Michigan, where it has been legal for nearly three years, the potential economic benefits of pot commerce remain a distant afterthought for state and local policymakers who just want to see some clarity in the law. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Medical marijuana or employment?
The Morning SunOctober 3, 2011

Medical marijuana users are not allowed to be under the influence of the drug "when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice," as is stated in the law. Continued... There are also prohibitions against using or being under ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumers not doing enough
Malay MailOctober 6, 2011

Companies that practice a 'No-Refund' policy are in direct violation of Section 46 of Consumer Protection Act 1999 regardless of whether they display 'Goods sold are not returnable' or 'No Refunds' around premises or on receipts. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Winstead Expands Real Estate Development & Investments Practice Group
JDJournal.comOctober 10, 2011

The law firm of Winstead PC in recent days announced the expansion of its real estate practice. Two real estate development, entitlement-focused shareholders, one development planner, one development project manager, and their support team have joined ...more »

Amendments to the Copyright Act: Another Attempt
BlakesOctober 14, 2011

Fair Dealing: The CMA would expand the scope of “fair dealing” in the Act to include education, parody and satire. Remixing: The CMA would permit non-commercial “remixes” of copyrighted content, providing, among other things, that the new work has no ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports roundup
Concord MonitorOctober 2, 2011

Rob Law threw three touchdowns passes, two to Jacob Szultz and one to Jay Stone. The defense was anchored by Tyler Kukla, Adam Marston and Stone, who notched an interception. The Henniker Community School boys' cross country team placed fourth in a ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Petit Home Invasion Trial: Will Joshua Komisarjevsky Take the Stand?
ABC NewsOctober 4, 2011

If he's only an accessory, the defense will say he ought not to be killed," said Norman Pattis, one of the highest profile criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut. They will blame Hayes for the violence, Pattis said. It was Hayes who bought the gas, ...more »

Victims discuss scorn of IRS at tax fraud forum
Tbo.comOctober 2, 2011

"I supposedly owe the IRS," said the retired Army staff sergeant who used to train drill sergeants. "I don't owe them anything. I keep telling them, 'Come on and audit me. Come on. Bring it on. I'm not shy.' " Elliott is one of a growing number of ...more »

Federal court to expedite immigration law appeal
Montgomery AdvertiserOctober 8, 2011

The fight over Alabama's immigration law moved to a new venue Friday as a federal appeals court agreed to expedite an appeal for an injunction blocking the statute until a lower court can decide if it is constitutional. Earlier in the day, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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As criminal gangs get smarter, retailers find tools to fight back
Arizona RepublicOctober 1, 2011

Sometimes the merchandise is returned for gift cards that are resold through similar channels. Other times, the stolen goods are sold back to the retailers through crooked distributors. Retailers and law-enforcement agencies note that metro Phoenix is ...more »

Environmental Law
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Federal study sparks debate on benefits, detriments of ethanol
Ames TribuneOctober 23, 2011

“The corn ethanol industry has been pushing to allow corn to qualify as an advanced fuel, so, in effect, we could have the entire renewable fuel standard filled up with corn. That was not the intention of Congress when they wrote the law. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Leigh lawyer qualifies
Leigh JournalOctober 15, 2011

She'll be based at the firm's Leigh office in Railway Road, where she will specialise in litigation cases, wills and probate. Sarah, 25, graduated with an first class honours degree from the University of Leeds, followed by a year at Chester College of ...more »

Family Law
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Is it possible to juggle life, family and the law?
The IndependentOctober 3, 2011

Georgina Blackwell's passion for law was sparked when the family business was embroiled in a dispute with a property developer. Suddenly the 23-year-old beautician found herself writing letters, attending court and cross-examining seasoned solicitors ...more »

Workers Compensation
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COUNTY OF KERN v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

SCVFD is classified as a nonprofit organization under the federal Internal Revenue Code with an independent board of directors. It is organized as a volunteer fire department under state law (Health and Saf. Code, § 14825 et seq. ...more »

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