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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 »

Sizing up the Supreme Court
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

I happen to have been in Court the day that the bankruptcy case [Ransom v. FIA Card Services] came down and she delivered it as though she was talking to some friends about it and made it very accessible to people in the audience. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Call out the judiciary
Daily PioneerOctober 3, 2011

Why not heed the advice of the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution and the Second Administrative Reforms Commission and opt for an independent commission to appoint judges?more »

Health Care Law
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Health Care Law Looms Over New Supreme Court Term
Fox NewsOctober 1, 2011

Presidents of both parties have directed the State Department to ignore the law, saying it wrongly interferes with the president's powers. Just over a third of the 48 cases the court has so far agreed to hear are of interest to the business sector, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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No Child Left Behind runs into reality
The Virginian-PilotOctober 2, 2011

President Barack Obama had little choice but to offer waivers to states from the onerous and unrealistic expectations of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, meanwhile, had little choice but to ask for one, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama Immigration Law Causes Hispanics to Leave Schools
ABC NewsOctober 4, 2011

Alabama schools are seeing abnormally high rates of abscenes for Hispanic students after what is widely considered the toughest anti-immigration law in America went into effect Sept. 30, 2011. (Erik Isakson/Getty Images) Alabama schools ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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NY doctors want health study of gas drilling
Wall Street JournalOctober 5, 2011

The DEC environmental analysis contains "glaring omissions with respect to human health," said Dr. Adam Law, an endocrinologist from Ithaca. A board member of the group Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, he signed the letter. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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FEATURE-End in sight to Lebanon's crippling Internet problem
ReutersOctober 5, 2011

"For luxury fashion, it needs to look like the goods are in front of you so the resolution of the photos needs to be high. But we had to lower the resolution as upload speeds were too slow." Lebanon is regarded as a fortress of Arab entrepreneurship, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Florida State Law Grad Stefani Norrbin Joins Henderson Franklin Tort and ... (press release)October 8, 2011

Fort Myers, FL, October 08, 2011 --( The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Stefani Norrbin has joined the firm as an associate in the Tort & Insurance Litigation division. ...more »

Animal Law
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Davis School Board to OK service dogs in meeting federal law
StandardNetOctober 3, 2011

Service animals are defined by law as either a dog or a miniature horse that is trained to perform tasks for the person with a disability, which includes physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. Beus said currently there ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Dimpledough, Netflix, Beyonce, AK Steel: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekOctober 12, 2011

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics.) Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Dimpledough Inc., one of 15 companies sued for patent infringement by a UK company that ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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New Legal Firm Opens Downtown
Wheeling IntelligencerOctober 3, 2011

Chapman focuses in insurance defense, health care law, asbestos and toxic tort litigation, employment and education law. She also has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. She is a founding member of the West Virginia Council of School Attorneys and served ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Brown Vetoes SB 185
City on a Hill PressOctober 13, 2011

SB 185, the “affirmative action” bill, was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last Saturday. The bill would have allowed college admissions to take ethnicity and gender into consideration during the admissions process. ...more »

New Aviation Chiefs, Challenges Ahead
P.M. NewsOctober 5, 2011

As new aviation chiefs take over from their predecessors, myriads of gargantuan challenges await them. Yesterday, President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New law OKs posting political signs on apartments
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

In a state Supreme Court opinion in 2001, then-Chief Justice Ronald George suggested that a tenant's display of political signs was protected by the right of free speech under the California Constitution. Unlike the US Constitution's First Amendment, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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AMR pilot retirements fuel bankruptcy fears
MarketWatchOctober 3, 2011

Meanwhile, shares of Eastman Kodak Co. surged 80% Monday after the company dispelled fears that it might go into bankruptcy when it hired Jones Day, a law firm which specializes in restructuring, including Chapter 11 proceeding. ...more »

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Desert Hot Springs City Council looks at litigation Tuesday
The Desert SunOctober 2, 2011

The Desert Hot Springs City Council will consider two pieces of litigation in closed session Tuesday. One is a workers' compensation claim, and the second is an unspecified “initiation of litigation.” The council has previously said it is considering ...more »

Business Law
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Nashville People in Business
The TennesseanOctober 2, 2011

... creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy; Mary Taylor Gallagher for railroad law; Dan Haskell for government relations practice; Andra J. Hedrick for trusts and estates; Allen D. Lentz for corporate law; ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Gay American Troops Demand Equal Benefits
TechnoratiOctober 30, 2011

It also asks the military to recognize their marriages and provide spousal benefits such as medical coverage along with the right to be buried together in military cemeteries, benefits already enjoyed by straight service personnel The Defense of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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College students, one teaching assistant included in sex sting
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)October 19, 2011

The arrests were made as a part of Operation Tallyop by the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The group is made up of officers from FDLE, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Tallahassee Police Department, the US Marshal Service, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Klest Quoted in USA Today College Story
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 4, 2011

Chicago personal injury attorney Joseph Klest was quoted in an article in USA Today Online, discussing the issue of sexual abuse on college campus, pointing out the importance for victims to come forward with their stories. SCHAUMBURG, IL, October 04, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Alabama immigration law could push federal government in new direction (blog)October 10, 2011

But in the debate over the state's immigration law, it may be Alabama that pulls federal law in a new direction. The federal courts are still looking at immigration laws in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana and Utah. And South Carolina's immigration law is set ...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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House Panel Upbeat About Proposed FTC Update to Child Online Protection Law
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)October 5, 2011

A Federal Trade Commission proposal to update the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act got largely positive reviews from both Democrat and Republican members of a House subcommittee at a hearing today. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Brookstone Law, PC: Negotiations Granting Banks Immunity Means Less ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 5, 2011

... Fla., Brookstone Law, PC is a law firm comprised of attorneys with experience and success in business, corporate and personal finance, employment, entertainment and media, art and museum, intellectual property and real estate law. ...more »

Curtis wins Oman Government IPP contract in competitive tender
AME InfoOctober 8, 2011

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that the international law firm has won the competitive tender for a contract to advise the Oman government-owned power purchaser, the Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP). ...more »

Sports Law
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Wisconsin lawmakers propose bill to allow earlier sale of alcohol MilwaukeeOctober 4, 2011

With all the success Wisconsin sports are having, state lawmakers are looking to pass a bill called the tailgating law. The state legislature is looking to make it easier for fans to buy booze. Current law does not allow beer and alcohol sales at ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Oklahoma death row inmate asks court for new trial
Tulsa WorldOctober 4, 2011

But defense attorney Andrea Miller of the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office told the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that Postelle should get a new trial because of legal errors at his first trial, a troubled childhood that included early ...more »

Community MagazineOctober 3, 2011

First, a US taxpayer is required to report the existence of the offshore account and the income earned on the account on his or her income tax return and related schedules. Second, a taxpayer is required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial ...more »

New law to prevent workers being thrown on 'scrapheap' at 65
WalesOnlineOctober 1, 2011

Employees have had protection from age discrimination since 2006, but the Cardiff-based Hugh James Solicitors noticed a significant rise in claims since 2008-9. Emma Burns, head of employment and HR, said: “That year saw 3800 claims throughout England ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Size Matters: Divorce Lawyer Gives Marriage Advice
Above the LawOctober 6, 2011

I asked Newton what were some of the “hot” issues in the world of family law. He said the firm has many cases falling into three categories. First, cases in which one parent seeks to relocate after a marriage are common. These cases tend to be among ...more »

Environmental Law
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Study of Wave Power as a Renewable Energy Source
OilPrice.comOctober 4, 2011

As an energy-poor nation, Tokyo is now re-examining the possibilities of generating electrical power from waves. While two months ago the Japanese government enacted a law to promote renewable energy sources and require power suppliers to purchase ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Fort Myers, FL Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney Barbara M. Pizzolato ...
eYugoslavia.comOctober 1, 2011

... New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida, with 24 years of experience. Ms. Pizzolato represents clients by reviewing current estate plans, establishing new estate plans including Wills and Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration, and Business Planning.more »

Family Law
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New healthcare law battle: Family planning rules
The Hill (blog)October 1, 2011

A major provision of Democrats' healthcare reform law has stoked a bitter fight over contraceptives. Federal regulators must soon decide whether family planning should be included in the preventive care benefits ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Program to Lower Workers' Comp Rates for New Employers in Ohio Approved
Insurance JournalOctober 3, 2011

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) board of directors has approved the creation of Grow Ohio, a program targeted toward job creation by lowering workers' comp costs for employers new to Ohio, agency announced. The program could reduce ...more »


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