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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

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Administrative Law
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Parents chafe at truancy oversight
Omaha World-HeraldOctober 2, 2011

Despite assurances offered by Douglas County Juvenile Judge Elizabeth Crnkovich, several parents at the mass truancy hearing in August were angry and combative, questioning why they had been called in and challenging the truancy law. ...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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Full Cast Announced for HELLO! MY BABY at Goodspeed
Broadway WorldOctober 5, 2011

Ms. Steinkellner wrote the book for the current Broadway and West End hit Sister Act and for Goodspeed's Princesses at The Norma Terris Theatre. New music and arrangements are by Georgia Stitt whose musicals include Big Red Sun (winner of the Harold ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House
OCRegisterOctober 3, 2011

"The Republicans seem to be ready to punch small business in the stomach when they are just getting back on their feet," said Tyler Moran, policy director at National Immigration Law Center. "Ultimately Republican leadership is going to have to make ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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AGOA in top gear
BBQ OnlineOctober 10, 2011

But in 2000, the US government signed into law the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), aimed at liberalising trade and assisting the growth and development of sub-Saharan African countries, through duty-free and quota-free access of a broad ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Business Briefs: Oct. 2, 2011
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Greenfield Law also offers litigation services. Located on Anastasia Island, across from the post office, Greenfield Law offers free 30 minute consultations. Call 501-4912 or go to www.greenfieldlawpl.com for information. Submit business briefs to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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BPU Faces Sewage Leak Lawsuit
Jamestown Post JournalOctober 2, 2011

A letter from the city's liability agent, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, added that other services for "debris removal and liming of (McCullough's) backyard, cleaning services and appliance repair" were paid directly to contractors in addition to the claim. ...more »

Animal Law
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Protect dolphins from slaughter
MiamiHerald.comOctober 3, 2011

This new paradigm offers hope of making the dual stains on our legacy of dolphin captivity and dolphin slaughter a thing of the past. Ira Fischer is an attorney-at-law in Delray Beach. He devotes his retirement to the cause of animal welfare through ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Hidden hooks in trademark bill
Stuff.co.nzOctober 1, 2011

Kiwi businesses will need to get their trademark acts in order before New Zealand enters an international treaty next year that could prompt an intellectual property land-grab. A New Zealand intellectual property practice has issued the warning before ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney shuffle sparks dispute among officials
Northwest HeraldOctober 2, 2011

He said Leist is no longer handling the case because of “procedural posture” but declined to comment further because it is pending litigation. “It's been pending for 18 months,” Bianchi said. “I expect an expeditious resolution. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Start Socioeconomic Affirmative Action Now
Above the LawOctober 5, 2011

Why can't we have both socioeconomic and race-based affirmative action? Look, you can accuse me of playing the “race card” if you want to, but I'm just trying to figure out a way to help white people get into law school…. Professor Sander looks at the ...more »

NASA Awards Historic Green Aviation Prize
Sacramento BeeOctober 4, 2011

By NASA MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New housing deal for Lagos dwellers
Daily SunOctober 3, 2011

But even before the commissioning of the first of the new housing schemes, Lagos residents had been excited by the new Tenancy Law and Housing Arbitration Rules which Fashola signed into law on August 24. The law states, among others, that “It shall be ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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JP Morgan Chase Bad Credit Unsecured Personal Loans – Installment Loans Offer ...
Subprime Blogger (blog)October 1, 2011

The overall economy continues to struggle As the stock market has had one of its worst quarters in recent history. With this being true many hard-working Americans may seek financial help to JP Morgan Chase bad credit unsecured personal loans and ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation attorney pockets Lafayette 5BD for $3.2M
BlockshopperOctober 1, 2011

Mr. Brown is a managing partner in the law firm of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP. He works in the firm's litigation division and focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, securities litigation and complex business litigation. ...more »

Business Law
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
eTaiwan NewsOctober 2, 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 »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Whither the Egyptian Revolution?
Straits TimesOctober 6, 2011

Nonetheless, the potential for constructive influence remains considerable, and it should be responsive to those in Egypt who favor liberal ideas, democratic institutions, and broad distribution of the benefits of economic development. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Two charged in child pornography
The News JournalOctober 12, 2011

Task force detectives were investigating the undisclosed Dover address -- based on a tip from the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force -- when Delaware State Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the same address, he said. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Ballard Designs Step Stool Recall: Falls, Injuries Reported
AboutLawsuits.comOctober 5, 2011

Two users reported falling and suffering a personal injury as a result of the step stools. The CPSC said in the recall notice that the problem is linked to plastic tabs on the feet, which can cause the stools to become unstable. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Federal judge dismisses rights suit
Houston ChronicleOctober 3, 2011

Starrett wrote a memorandum opinion dismissing the case and arguing that Roy Burnett's constitutional rights remained intact throughout his encounter with the law. The lawsuit sought $4.5 million in damages. The Hattiesburg American reports ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Galveston County judge finds conflict at every turn
Houston ChronicleOctober 4, 2011

Bryant countered, "If there is a sitting judge engaged in this kind of conduct, the public needs to know about it." Attorney Greg Hughes said DuPuy threatened revenge if Hughes appeared in his court again. Hughes, who represented the father in a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Why Facebook Is After Your Kids
New York TimesOctober 12, 2011

The magazine called this “troubling news,” in no small part because their presence is at odds with federal law, which bars Web sites from collecting personal data about kids under 13 without permission from their parents. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Ellwein gets real about law
Napa Valley RegisterOctober 5, 2011

“I hated my real property class in law school,” Ellwein admitted. But after getting a job at a firm that publishes real estate law, “I ended up liking it a lot,” she said. “There is always something new to learn. It just fascinated me. ...more »

Legal Affairs Officer
Emirates 24/7October 3, 2011

And providing the Company with analysis, recommendations and advises regarding issues where Legal Department is meant to intervenes. 8. Corporate related matters, including but not limited to Shareholders resolutions, board resolutions, ...more »

Sports Law
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Law or no law, the dirty games in sports will go on
Sunday Times.lkOctober 1, 2011

On surface it looks good and the subject covers almost every aspect of sports other than the conduct of the people who are going to implement them. We remember the then Sports Minister KB Ratnayake (1973) introduced the Sports Law to Sri Lanka to ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Judge tosses out murder case, blaming district attorney's delay tactic
NOLA.comOctober 1, 2011

What's different, defense attorneys gripe, is that the DA also has pushed to try far more cases in criminal court. The number of new felony cases entering the court system rose 64 percent in 2010 from three years earlier, before the DA took office, ...more »

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

"If they took the time to fully audit, fully review every single item on just a basic tax return, it may be a year or many more months before each refund is generated, and the public, you know, the politicians aren't going to put up with major delays ...more »

National Labor Court: Agudas Yisrael Is Guilty Of Discrimination
Yeshiva World NewsOctober 3, 2011

The decision was in response to an appeal to the court after a regional labor court ruled there was age discrimination that were in violation of labor laws as well as a violation of the Basic Law relating to one's dignity and freedom. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)October 3, 2011

ES/ — The US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has spawned the creation of regulated Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) that must capture trades electronically and offer central clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) swaps. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Green Energy Ohio Tour highlights Vantage, renewable energy tech
Times BulletinOctober 3, 2011

But in the last three years, we have had a virtual explosion after the legislation passed a law that said the utilities in this state had to get a certain percentage of their power from renewable energy. Four-and-a-half years ago, we brought 5000 ...more »

Wills & Probate
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What To Do When a Family Member or Loved One Dies
Cape May County Herald (press release)October 3, 2011

Robert Poserina and Andrea McHugh can help guide you through the legal issues of Medicare/nursing home planning, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, probate, estate administration, estate litigation and contested wills. ...more »

Family Law
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Fort Bragg killings might have been avoided, mental health experts say
Santa Rosa Press DemocratOctober 4, 2011

Nesch said she tried to help Bassler's family get assistance for him and now is advocating for county supervisors to adopt the provisions of California's “Laura's Law,” which may have made getting that treatment easier. Fort Bragg officials have made a ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp exclusive remedy challenged
Business InsuranceOctober 9, 2011

The estate appealed, arguing that an exception to the exclusivity rule should be recognized for alleged intentional torts by an employer. “The estate seeks to circumvent this rule by arguing that CCA engaged in intentional violation of a variety of ...more »

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