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US DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine Sept 30 (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

How to ensure your electronic information will be ready for litigation
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

The process of discovery — when the parties involved in litigation exchange information relevant to the case — has adapted to fit the way business is done today. Is your company ready for e-discovery? “Times have changed,” says Melissa Evans, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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California wineries fight House bill
The Salinas CalifornianOctober 3, 2011

It's been assigned to the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee. The beer wholesalers depict it as an attempt to rescue state and local control over alcohol sales from "online alcohol sellers, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Vermont Edges Toward Single Payer Health Care
Kaiser Health NewsOctober 3, 2011

The law allows for either a completely public system or a public-private venture where the state could contract out some administrative functions to private insurers. Employers with self-insured plans (usually large companies) would be able to keep ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Live Music Bill continues journey to law
musicweek.comOctober 11, 2011

The live music community have been buoyed by Lord Tim Clement-Jones' Live Music Bill moving a further stage on its way into law. The Bill, which the Lib Dem peer introduced last year and includes an exemption from the Licensing Act for ...more »

Immigration Law
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More questions than answers for immigration law
Times DailyOctober 2, 2011

Montgomery - Sheriffs and their chief deputies from across Alabama will be in Montgomery on Wednesday for a training session on the new illegal immigration law that a federal judge allowed to go into effect last week. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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The Tory Nimbies: The ministers backing planning law changes who have opposed ...
Daily MailOctober 4, 2011

A swathe of other ministers have backed him, declaring that Britain must build its way out of recession, regardless of an outcry from countryside and green groups, including the National Trust. Meanwhile, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Mayer Brown | Arbitration in Ghana - the Alternative DIspute Resolution Act 2010
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)October 5, 2011

ARBITRATION IN GHANA— THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACT 2010 KWADWO SARKODIE Senior Associate, Mayer Brown International LLP (London) Ghana's abundant growth potential1 is expected to attract and promote substantial levels of foreign investment ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Market moves: Making moves in the Midlands
Insurance AgeOctober 2, 2011

The team, which specialises in professional liablility, financial institutions and directors' and officers' business, is led by David Doe. Teams seemed to be the order of the day in London, as specialist commercial broker NBJ UK appointed Tony Copping ...more »

Animal Law
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World Bites Into Shark Conservation
Global AnimalOctober 10, 2011

Read on for more regarding shark conservation laws and what other countries are leading the charge. — Global Animal The endangered ocean whitetip shark. Photo Credit: Brian Kerry “Jaws,” an ode to humans' fear of the sea, is still a cultural icon. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual property protection for investment conference
Gozo NewsOctober 6, 2011

The Parliamentary Secretariat for Small Business & Land and the Malta Business Bureau are organising a National Conference on Harnessing Intellectual Property Protection for Investment Promotion. This event will be part of the annual SME Week 2011 ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Court asked to rehear abortion issue
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderOctober 2, 2011

Court decisions concerning the 2005 law have been used in the litigation for the new 2011 law, Jackley said. Now, parties are waiting to hear Schreier's decision about whether the Alpha Center can intervene and join the state's side to help defend the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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UW-L chief of staff departs for Rock County
La Crosse TribuneOctober 5, 2011

Carmen Wilson, the chancellor's chief of staff and affirmative action officer at UW-L, will leave her post to become CEO and dean for the two-year college in southeastern Wisconsin. Her departure caps a 15-year career at UW-L, but Wilson looks forward ...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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Judge addresses legal services for the poor
Albany Times UnionOctober 5, 2011

That was the recommendation of one of New York's top judges Monday in his testimony to the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services, which was formed to address the issue. Michael Coccoma, the deputy administrative chief judge for counties ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Kodak stock rallies after 'no bankruptcy' announcement
ProPrintOctober 4, 2011

Leave your comments below. Your opinions are welcome but please stay within our Forum Rules. Comments do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of ProPrint, Haymarket Media or its employees. If you feel any comments breach these rules, ...more »

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Patriot Scientific and TPL Settle Litigation
MarketWatch (press release)October 7, 2011

... Patriot Scientific Corporation's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...more »

Business Law
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Super strength drinks firm bullish despite 'deceptive advertising' claim
BeverageDaily.comOctober 4, 2011

A US firm accused by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of deceptive advertising doesn't believe it violated any laws, despite agreeing to repackage and label its super-strength alcoholic products. The FTC accused Phusion Projects of deceptive ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military Benefits
New York TimesOctober 7, 2011

27 editorial “The Pentagon Budget and the Deficit,” you state that “current military pay, pension systems and retiree health care benefits are unsustainable and ripe for reform.” There is a vast difference between civilian jobs and the military...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Daytona Beach considering moratorium on Internet cafes
Daytona Beach News-JournalOctober 2, 2011

Chitwood said, "There's really no regulation" and "they get around gambling laws." Unless state law changes, local law enforcement will be powerless to do much, Chitwood said. "We're concerned about the proliferation of these," Chitwood said. ...more »

Personal Injury
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The Future of Internet Marketing Set to Be Decoded and Debated at PILMMA's ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 4, 2011

The TechnoLawyer Legal Technology Consultant of the Year and Edge Award Winner for the article "What the Web Can Do for You," will be answering questions submitted by Personal Injury and Disability lawyers from across the nation. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Virginia's challenge to health reform law heading to Supreme Court
IFAwebnews.comOctober 3, 2011

Cuccinelli's challenge of the landmark federal legislation passed in March 2010, is one of more than 20 in federal courts, where judges have so far split on whether the law is constitutional. A separate appeal, filed by 26 states against the law, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Malpractice Carrier Need Not Cover Solo's Legal Work at Accounting Firm, Judge ...
The American LawyerOctober 2, 2011

In 1999 and 2000, Falk and his Moore Stephens colleagues were preparing a qualified personal residence trust for the Ventrice family, relating to property in Islamorada, Fla., in which Ann Ventrice held an interest. In October 2000, Falk left Moore ...more »

Consumer Protection
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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

By RTS Realtime Systems Group CHICAGO, Oct., 3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- 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 ...more »

Real Estate Law
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LegalZoom Files Lawsuit to Increase Affordable Legal Access for North Carolina ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

In December 14, 2001 and July 11, 2002 letters, the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission jointly urged the Bar to reconsider its opinions requiring lawyers to be physically present during real estate closings and ...more »

New York Fed May Demand Liquidity Reports From European Banks
BusinessWeekOctober 2, 2011

US-based money funds, which buy short-term commercial paper, have been shunning securities issued by some banks based on the continent, and European Central Bank Governing Council member Yves Mersch said Sept. 28 that liquidity shortages pose the main ...more »

Sports Law
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CAS poised for crucial doping decision
Globe and MailOctober 1, 2011

“We're now going to be told whether it's good law or bad law.” The USOC and IOC agreed to go to CAS, the sports world's highest court, to seek a ruling well ahead of the London Games to avoid last-minute confusion before the Olympics start on July 27, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Crime lab memo release appealed by San Francisco District Attorney's Office
San Francisco ExaminerOctober 4, 2011

Such pretrial arguments are standard fare in criminal cases. Indeed, defense attorneys have unsuccessfully sought the memo in other cases. But Gascón's opponents see a larger issue. “Justice is supposed to be blind, but our District Attorney should not ...more »

Internal Revenue Service Launches New Voluntary Classification Settlement ...
ESR NEWSOctober 3, 2011

If the IRS or state agencies determine that workers should have been classified as employees, then the business can be subject to fines, penalties, back taxes, and lawyer's fees. What happens if the audit results in a finding that the business was ...more »

Q & A Session – Personal Liability for Age Discrimination
Federal Times (blog)October 4, 2011

Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience. If an employee feels that his supervisor is guilty of age discrimination, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Barnegat Bay dire straits: New Jersey must do more to help
The Star-Ledger - (blog)October 16, 2011

Hopefully he'll do something for the bay," said Wutkowski, whose bay guardianship started years ago when he started rescuing sick and injured waterfowl. "Everybody wants more than what's being done." Long gone are the days when locals could make their ...more »

Environmental Law
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MOEA regularly reviewing timetable for nuclear-free homeland goal
Focus Taiwan News ChannelOctober 4, 2011

Shih said the key to the question lies in whether alternative energy sources can become more productive, saying that if the supply of alternative energy such as solar, wind, hydro and thermal power can be increased, the ministry will find follow-up ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Disaster survivors can get free legal assistance
Warwick AdvertiserOctober 1, 2011

Disaster Legal Services can help survivors with bankruptcy, civil rights, employment law, landlord-tenant law, FEMA benefits claims, wills, trusts and probate matters, among other issues potentially arising from disaster. Any person affected by Irene ...more »

Family Law
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Family law review
Fiji TimesOctober 2, 2011

Mr Sami said while there had been a noted increase in the number of people living 60 years old and more, the biggest increase was those living beyond 80, octogenarians. "We are not prepared for this reality. It is happening right now and will become a ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011



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