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Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt
Newsday (subscription)October 1, 2011

Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt Published: September 30, 2011 7:01 PM Regarding "Poverty on the rise on Long Island" [News, Sept. 22], another story that needs to be told was briefly touched on with the woman who ...more »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Danbury News TimesOctober 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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Washington Week: Reform Law Heads to Supreme Court
MedPage TodayOctober 1, 2011

The FDA has come under fire from the device industry for being too slow and unpredictable in its review process. The agency has responded by announcing it would streamline a number of processes and provide better training for staff reviewers. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Va. AG appeals healthcare reform decision to Supreme Court
CMIOOctober 3, 2011

Virginia's petition asks the Supreme Court to overturn the recent decision of the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that dismissed Virginia's lawsuit because the court said the commonwealth lacked standing to challenge the healthcare law. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Leveson inquiry throws media's future in the air – but where will it land?
The GuardianOctober 2, 2011

Its new media law, passed in 2010, attacks a free press by imposing state control over public service broadcasters and the right to levy fines on publishers. Hungary is perhaps the most dangerous example, but there are others too. ...more »

Immigration Law
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As Supreme Court Begins New Term, Immigration Looms Large
New America MediaOctober 3, 2011

Cecillia Wang, director of the Immigration Project of the ACLU in San Francisco, called the Arizona decision “very limited” and directed at Arizona's licensing law. “It is not carte blanche to regulate the employment of immigrants,” she said. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Medical marijuana: Feds crack down in California, showdown ensues
Alaska DispatchOctober 8, 2011

The intention of these and other recent, well-publicized threats by the Obama administration is to stifle the development of a viable legal cannabis distribution industry, even in states that have enacted legislation to allow for such an industry."more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Judiciary to come out with document on resolution of electoral disputes
Ghana News AgencyOctober 3, 2011

Mr Assouma noted that democracy was based on a set of values which sustained it, adding those values were free and fair elections and a fair dispute resolution processes because in Africa, elections were synonymous with violence and troubles. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Can events like Reno Air Races and Street Vibrations continue amid concerns ...
Reno Gazette JournalOctober 2, 2011

The question now is how, or if, the events can continue amid concerns over insurance costs, litigation and, for Street Vibrations, violence. Officials for both organizations have said any talk of their respective futures is months away. ...more »

Animal Law
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Belfast Could Gain Respect of World By Freeing Lennox
North Country GazetteOctober 10, 2011

The family has until Friday, Oct. 14 to present to the court a petition for a stay of execution based on errors in the law. And there are several errors that should set Lennox free. Legal and animal welfare organizations around the world have been ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Google, Nokia, Easyjet, Yahoo!, UMG: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Schmidt also said the 17000 patents Google is gaining in the Motorola deal will “bulk up” its intellectual property and ultimately end legal battles among competitors in the $207 billion mobile-phone market. His comments come after analysts raised ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Gardere Litigation Chair Richard Faulk Lends Expertise to Appellate Treatise
Citybizlist (press release)October 5, 2011

HOUSTON -- Houston lawyer Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is among the noted appellate attorneys to be chosen as contributing experts to the Law Journal Press' recently released "Appellate Practice in ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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East Providence Councilors Face $3.9 Million Budget Deficit
Patch.comOctober 5, 2011

The city's finance director has proposed cuts to library services and the Affirmative Action office. By Abigail Crocker Elmer Pina, director of the Affirmative Action office, tells East Providence City Council members there is "still a lot of work to ...more »

56th MCAS Miramar Air Show salutes San Diego
DVIDSOctober 2, 2011

This year's air show theme is “A Salute to San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation.” It features demonstrations by various civilian and military performers including the Blue Angels and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Salt Lake City now requires all landlords to get business license
Deseret NewsOctober 17, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — All landlords are now required to get annual business licenses to operate in Utah's capital city — even those with just one or two rentals. Changes to the city's landlord/tenant initiative that took effect Sept. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Capital One Unsecured Installment Loans Offer Money Help to Low Credit Score ...
Subprime Blogger (blog)October 1, 2011

If money help or assistance as needed some individuals will likely seek Capital One unsecured installment loans as these loan types offer an opportunity for bad credit borrowers to gain access to some money. If individuals have a low credit score below ...more »

Litigation
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TMA Webinar: Scoping out Forensic Evidence During Restructurings
PR Newswire (press release)October 7, 2011

Legal and investigations experts, all experienced in expert testimony, will discuss potential sources of forensic evidence in the next Turnaround Management Association Webinar, "Leveraging Forensic Evidence to Maximize Recoveries During Periods of ...more »

Business Law
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Photo by Andreas Fuhrmann
Record-SearchlightOctober 2, 2011

"I think they've got some fogies there running the town," said Dale Gieringer, coordinator of the California chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law. "They really ought to get into the 21st century on this. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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FINRA Foundation Supports First Lady's "Joining Forces" Initiative with ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 6, 2011

"Only someone from within the military community can truly understand and appreciate the distinct financial benefits and challenges the military lifestyle brings," said Joyce Wessel Raezer, executive director of the National Military Family Association ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Web users warned of 'search engine poison'
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 4, 2011

Mr Ducklin, of computer security firm Sophos, spoke about search engine poisoning at the National Identity and Hi Tech Crime Symposium on the Gold Coast today, hosted by Queensland Police's State Crime Operations Command Fraud and Corporate Crime Group ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pohl & Berk, LLP Announce Redesign of Nashville Personal Injury Website
MarketWatch (press release)October 14, 2011

The redesigned site features a user-friendly layout and contains in-depth information about personal injury law. The site will serve as a resource for injured individuals who wish to know more about their legal rights and options following an accident. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Dean: NCCU Law is fine without constitutional law center
Durham Herald SunOctober 4, 2011

The original proposal from Orr, director of the NC Institute for Constitutional Law and a longtime adjunct law professor at NCCU, was controversial because it would have been financially supported by a foundation headed by conservative activist Art ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Hire A Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney For Legal Claims
Prfire (press release)October 4, 2011

Using the experience of a Bronx personal injury attorney, the Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish can provide the help and guidance you need to make a case. A lawyer will support you throughout your case and gather evidence required. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Economic blowback from 'Durbin fees'
Washington TimesOctober 5, 2011

New debit cardholder fees are a direct result of price controls mandated by Mr. Durbin's legislative handiwork, Section 1075 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (aka the Durbin Interchange Amendment) which Mr. Obama signed ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorney brings client-focused practice to Petoskey
Petoskey News-ReviewOctober 4, 2011

Delorenzo's solo law practice is based at 107 Howard St., Suite A. He specializes in estate planning, bankruptcy, and real estate, and also handles family and contractual law. Delorenzo, 48, became a lawyer later in life, after pursuing a career as a ...more »

McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Elects Four Members: Anne Owings Ford, Michael J ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

Owen P. Quinn (Chicago) is a litigator who specializes in construction law and real estate litigation as well as commercial and financial services litigation. He has counseled clients in matters involving contract disputes, fraud, civil conspiracy, ...more »

Sports Law
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ESPN insider: Brewers "wrong match-up" for D-backs
Arizona SportsOctober 1, 2011

ESPN insider Keith Law is one of them as he predicts the Brewers to hold off the D-backs in five games. "This just looks to me like the wrong match-up and not the most ideal opponent for them," said Law on the Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf show ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Iowa Criminal Defense Attorneys of McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. Discuss Firm's New ...
PR Web (press release)October 11, 2011

Our criminal defense attorneys in Des Moines can explain these terms and concepts, and help you to understand the specifics of your situation. Des Moines, IA law firm of McCarthy & Hamrock, PC recently launched their website, providing a valuable ...more »

IRS Announces PTIN Renewals, Changes
ForbesOctober 24, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. 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. ...more »

Want Wrinkles With That? Texas Roadhouse Sued For Age Discrimination
ABC NewsOctober 6, 2011

This undated graphic is the corporate logo for the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant franchise. (Texas Roadhouse) Texas Roadhouse restaurants reportedly rejected applicants for jobs as waiters and bartenders by telling them things like, ...more »

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

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 offer central clearing of ...more »

Environmental Law
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MOEA regularly reviewing timetable for nuclear-free homeland goal
eTaiwan NewsOctober 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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Fort Bend Lawyers Care to offer 'Legal Line' in November
Ultimate Fort BendOctober 25, 2011

These questions might involve divorce, custody, child support, adult guardianship, adoption, real estate, landlord and tenant issues, credit issues, and wills and probate. The Legal Line phone number is 281-239-0015 and is for advice and counsel only. ...more »

Family 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 »

Workers Compensation
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Clarify workers' comp law
The Detroit NewsOctober 3, 2011

Bradford Jacobsen has taken on the job of bringing clarity to Michigan's complicated workers' compensation rules. So far, what's clear is that he's in for a battle. Opposition is lining up among lawyers who handle workers' claims. ...more »

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