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Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Health Care Law
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
Centre Daily TimesOctober 3, 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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Nobel in Medicine
Inside Higher EdOctober 3, 2011

A proposal to create a center on constitutional law at North Carolina Central University has been withdrawn amid criticism of the source of funds, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. The money would have come from the John William Pope Foundation, ...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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Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales
BloombergOctober 2, 2011

In 1980, David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum wage laws and federal agencies -- including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Scots mother fails to win Dragons' £75000 investment
Herald ScotlandOctober 4, 2011

A Scottish mother-of-three came away without the investment she wanted from television's Dragons' Den for her novel dispute resolution aid. Karen Chapman appeared on the latest episode of Dragons' Den last night when she attempted to prise £75000 out ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Chamberlain D'Amanda attorneys lauded
MPNnow.comOctober 1, 2011

... Insurance Coverage · Douglas J. Lustig—Bankruptcy: Consumer; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights · Eugene M. O'Connor—Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law; Estate & Trust Litigation · Edward C. Radin—Estate Planning & Probate; Business/Corporate.more »

Animal Law
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Why Debate When You Can Publish Unopposed Nonsense?
Opposing ViewsOctober 4, 2011

He focuses on positions he attributes to me in the science section and what he perceives as the animal rights position in his ethics section. The Nobis article is an explanation of the ethics from an animal rights / animal protection perspective. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kilopass Non Volatile Memory XPM Intellectual Property Core Holds ...
Marketwire (press release)October 4, 2011

Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) and many-time programmable (MTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and more ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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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 »

Labor & Employment Law
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Cheating? That's affirmative
WND.comOctober 3, 2011

The bill says the University of California and California State University systems "may consider race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, geographic origin, and household income, along with other relevant factors, in undergraduate and graduate ...more »

Heliae and SkyNRG Sign MOU to Bring Algae-based Jet Fuel to Market
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

While both companies acknowledged that a cost-competitive, large-scale supply of aviation fuel derived from algae is not yet a reality, they cited significant progress and a marketplace eager for an alternative supply of renewable fuel. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Greenpoint Loft Life Suburbanizes
The Brooklyn InkOctober 20, 2011

In response to the reported bullying of tenants by landlords, which occurred in the wake of the loft law, Lopez sponsored another bill, this one guaranteeing loft-dwellers basic services such as heat and water while they await the result of their Loft ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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PhillyDeals: Data-mining social media for Wall St. protesters chatter
Philadelphia InquirerOctober 4, 2011

Investment bank Stephens Inc. and Philadelphia law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advised Aramark. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP advised CI Capital. Lawyer Ken Trujillo, onetime Philadelphia city solicitor and longtime partner in ...more »

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Chamberlain D'Amanda attorneys lauded
MPNnow.comOctober 1, 2011

... Insurance Coverage · Douglas J. Lustig—Bankruptcy: Consumer; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights · Eugene M. O'Connor—Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law; Estate & Trust Litigation · Edward C. Radin—Estate Planning & Probate; Business/Corporate.more »

Business Law
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Brazilian law professor allegedly kills student
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

The officer declined to give his name because he wasn't authorized to speak to the news media. He said Saturday that Rodrigues could be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail. Reader comments on are the opinions of the writer, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Lawsuit: Gay Activists Want Military to Offer Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
Christian PostOctober 19, 2011

A homosexual activist group will be filing a lawsuit this month on behalf of gay, lesbian and bisexual military service members in legal same-sex marriages who want spousal benefits for their partners. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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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 »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Attorney
Eva-News (press release)October 3, 2011

Are you aware of what constitute personal injury? Basically, personal injury means injury or fatality caused by any form of carelessness on the side of another person. It is possible to claim compensation as a result of this. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
The Associated PressOctober 3, 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 »

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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5 Tips for Health Care Plan, Medicare Enrollment
KGO-AMOctober 10, 2011

Most of the provisions of President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will not be implemented until 2014, but consumers should be mindful of the re-enrollment period, which occurs in October for many plans. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Legal Eagles: Award-Winning Firm Protects Interests of the Vulnerable
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

The Begley Law Group—which has a Moorestown office—specializes in elder and disability law. By Catherine Laughlin Tom Begley Jr. is no stranger to legal victories. In mid-August, Begley and his firm, Begley Law Group PC., were lauded as one of ...more »

Upcoming WPL Webinar to Focus on Negotiation Techniques for Construction Contracts
Insurance News Net (press release)October 1, 2011

Preparation of a comprehensive construction contract is the best protection against time-consuming and costly construction claims and disputes. Construction projects succeed or fail as a direct result of terms and conditions in the contract. ...more »

Sports Law
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What's Next for Sports Broadcaster Dan McLaughlin?
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

Could two brushes with the law this year force higher-ups to end McLaughlin's talented career? What do you think about the situation? By James Baer I used to get upset with the late sports editor of the St. Louis Globe Democrat. ...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 »

Council bends on auditing law schools' reports about student test scores
The National Law JournalOctober 11, 2011

The council's willingness to involve itself in auditing law school-reported statistics was a reversal of its earlier position. Last month, Bernstine told The National Law Journal that policing the data was not the council's proper function and was not ...more »

ECJ rules on retirement age of German pilots
International Law OfficeOctober 5, 2011

The ECJ therefore concluded that a general work ban, as determined by the collective agreement, constituted undue age discrimination which was not justified by the provision's aim (ie, to ensure air safety). This ECJ decision should not be construed as ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Debt Resolve (DRSV) Brings Debt Collection Industry Online
TheOTCInvestor.comOctober 3, 2011

Debt Resolve recently restructured its business and developed the strongest prospective client pipeline in its history. Strong Patent Protection. Debt Resolve has acquired strong patent protection for its online debt settlement technologies. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Harrisburg, Innkeepers, Madoff, Nebraska Book: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 13, 2011

Preceding the bankruptcy filing, the city council again rejected a state-sponsored workout that would have required new taxes and asset sales to avoid a bankruptcy filing. Unlike companies whose Chapter 11 filings are rarely dismissed, a municipality...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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Local group seeks family law reforms
Sarnia ObserverOctober 4, 2011

Ontario's family law system isn't working and needs to change, according to a Sarnia-Lambton group. Canadians For Family Law Reform, a grassroots group that formed recently, held its second public meeting Tuesday, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Safe workplace successes can lead to well workplace
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Mid-market employers that successfully drive down workers compensation premiums through safety programs can be just as successful in lowering health care costs through wellness programs, although the payback likely will take more time, experts say. ...more »


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