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East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Ark. judges eye rainy day fund for financial help
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Circuit Judge David Clark asked at the meeting. Weiss said courts have been aware of the potential crisis with the fund since 2009, but this year, revenues suddenly plummeted. Neither Weiss nor JD Gingerich, who directs the Administrative Office of the ...more »

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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World's Most Dangerous Places to Breathe
ForbesOctober 1, 2011

Particle pollution – especially fine particles – contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can get deep into the lungs and cause serious health problems. Numerous scientific studies have linked particle pollution...more »

Immigration Law
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Hispanics protest immigration law
Times DailyOctober 13, 2011

Gutierrez, Martinez and Valdez are all legal immigrants in Alabama, but they stood in solidarity with other Hispanics across the state in protesting the new immigration law by keeping their businesses closed and their children out of school. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Catholic Campaign for Human Development 2011: Part 2
Spero NewsOctober 5, 2011

SWOP is also a member of Chicago Alinskyian community organizing network, the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded by Alinsky himself. The Chicago local affiliate is called United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ) and is a mega-meld of institutions: ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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From conflict to creative tension
Inquirer.netOctober 1, 2011

The book devotes a section on “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR), which covers a wide range of non-litigious options that can be part of a dispute resolution strategy. I met a lawyer a few months ago, who has been offering this process as an ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurance Litigation Attorneys
Healthy Wealthy n WiseOctober 1, 2011

Insurance litigation attorneys are lawyers that can help you with insurance claims against you, or claims you have against others. No matter what the situation, they will try their best to win for you. There are many different types of people that use ...more »

Animal Law
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Pet Vet: Animal health news
WNDU-TVOctober 8, 2011

Indiana's Senate Bill 6 was signed into law and took effect this past May. It allows governments to enter into mutual aid agreements, so that veterinary services may be provided on an emergency basis. Animal emergency response teams already exist in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Google, Nokia, Easyjet, Yahoo!, UMG: Intellectual Property
BloombergOctober 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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10 Questions: The Pekin Daily Times news quiz
Pekin Daily TimesOctober 1, 2011

What local nursing home is under scrutiny for allegedly failing to follow legal guidelines for asbestos removal? 4. Who was sworn in as a Pekin City Councilman following the resignation of John Neumann? 5. What percentage of the Pekin Community High ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action outlives usefulness
The Hullabaloo OnlineOctober 21, 2011

These thoughts are part of a reality that contradicts the whole idea of the American Civil Rights Movement, which aimed to divide people based on "the content of their character," as Martin Luther King, Jr. said. It should not matter that Natasha's ...more »

Boeing could boost Greenville's aviation cluster
Greenville NewsOctober 2, 2011

Jerry Howard, president of the Greenville Area Development Corp., said he figures the bigger effect of Boeing's new aircraft plant in North Charleston could be on the business of aviation companies already in Greenville County. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Alleged Racial Discrimination in Bronx Apartment Rentals Revealed
News Junky JournalOctober 11, 2011

... Co. and superintendent Jesus Velasco had “engaged in conduct constituting illegal discrimination” since at least April of 2009. The civil rights violation lawsuit also charges the operators of the building with violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA). ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Supporters remember Troy Davis at memorial
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

Friends, pastors, anti-death penalty activists and Davis' lawyer all took turns at a podium behind his closed casket, decorated with a spray of white and purple flowers. The 42-year-old Davis was executed by lethal injection last week for the 1989 ...more »

Litigation
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Eversheds appoints FSA heavyweight to litigation practice
Eversheds Press Office (press release)October 3, 2011

International law firm Eversheds has appointed Greg Brandman, a Manager in the FSA's Enforcement and Financial Crime Division, as a Partner in London, beefing up its contentious regulatory practice. Greg joins the fast growing Financial Services ...more »

Business Law
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Goodwin Procter Names 17 New Partners
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Michael T. Jones (Boston, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement). Jones represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of regulatory, civil and criminal investigations by the Securities & Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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SLDN Filing Lawsuit To Secure Equal Benefits For Spouses Of Gay Troops!
PerezHilton.comOctober 18, 2011

Back in July, we were disgusted to learn that even though DADT was being repealed, gays in the military would still not receive the same benefits for their same-sex partners as straight couples. Now, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Explicit online links sent to officer posing as 13-year-old girl
Annapolis CapitalOctober 12, 2011

The officer was working with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force. The officer notified the county State's Attorney's Office, which charged Greenleaf with one count of attempted sale or display of obscene material to a minor. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Wrongful Death Cases Now Find Legal Representation at Grayson & Grayson, LA …
Zimbabwe TribuneOctober 16, 2011

To qualify for the wrongful death case free evaluation, the victim's family or friends have to fill out a no-obligation form available online at the law firm's website, MarkGraysonLaw.com http://www.markgraysonlaw.com/. Wrongful deaths are those that ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Perdue: against same-sex marriage and the constitutional ban
Greensboro News & Record (blog)October 7, 2011

Why divide the state over this instead of leaving well enough alone? There's been no threat to our current law. Beyond that, this isn't a constitutional issue. Marriage isn't addressed one way or the other in our state constitution. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Study: Healthcare may change in hospitals
USInsurance Online.comOctober 25, 2011

The Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis discovered that approximately three-quarters of healthcare systems will self-insure themselves for malpractice risks in light of the current reforms planned to take effect in the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Durbin takes effect Oct. 1. Should you care?
Fox BusinessOctober 1, 2011

But I highly doubt many of you will be thinking, "Hey, the Durbin Amendment becomes law today." But bank executives, credit card issuers and personal finance experts around the country are thinking just that, and so in case anyone is wondering what all ...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 »

House Rules: Moving From Litigation to Transactional Work
Above the LawOctober 5, 2011

Furthermore, having paid my dues as a litigator at two major law firms, I had a great deal of experience in litigating commercial contracts that went “bad”; I saw where the pitfalls were. As a transactional lawyer, I am now forced to think of these ...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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New Orleans defense attorneys sue sheriff, citing lack of private consult,
NOLA.comOctober 4, 2011

Its lawyers represent more than 80 percent of the defendants in 13000 state cases brought this year in the parish's Criminal District Court. "Collectively, these conditions waste countless hours of valuable attorney time and disproportionately affect ...more »

Marietta author accused of 'circle of lies'
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 14, 2011

Gross, now 61, was arrested by IRS agents on Oct. 6 at the home of his new fiancee and charged with wire fraud and money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held without bond pending trial. It marked a dramatic turn of ...more »

Firm wants new trial or $760000 award set aside in Cape County age...
Southeast MissourianOctober 2, 2011

Cape Girardeau lawyer JP Clubb, who specializes in employment law, said the amount was large for an employment discrimination case anywhere in Missouri, let alone Southeast Missouri. For example, a plaintiff in a Scott County sexual harassment case ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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It's Not Easy Being an Attorney
Patch.comOctober 11, 2011

I will suggest, however, that most of the attorneys that I have the honor of litigating with and associating with are an asset to our judicial system and serve as positive contributors to our community. I enjoy good (clean) attorney jokes. ...more »

Environmental Law
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California Climate Policy: Good for the Environment, Good for Business
Huffington Post (blog)October 20, 2011

The board's actions are the final step in implementing AB 32, the state's landmark clean energy law, championed by both Republican and Democratic governors and resoundingly endorsed by the state's voters in 2010 when they rejected Proposition 23. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Guam Supreme Court Adopts Pro Bono Program
Pacific News CenterOctober 14, 2011

One of the first of such presentations under this new program is a free lecture on “Wills, Probate and Alternatives to Probate.” On October 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Guam Territorial Law Library located adjacent to the Guam Judicial Center in ...more »

Family Law
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MATTER OF BECK v. BUTLER
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

The record also supports the court's determination that petitioner met her burden of establishing by a preponderance of the evidence that respondent committed the family offense of harassment in the second degree (Penal Law § 240.26 [3]; see Matter of ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Florida Weighs Workers' Comp Hike, Cost of Doctor-Dispensed Drugs
Insurance JournalOctober 13, 2011

Florida employers could have to pay more in workers' compensation premiums if regulators go along with a proposed statewide average 8.9 percent rate hike. The rate change may also trigger legislative action to clamp ...more »

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