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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 »

Police seize truck, collect DNA to connect Vargas to Moore homicide
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

by & Katie Utehs SPOKANE-- Police have named Derrick Vargas, a registered sex offender, as a suspect in the Evon Moore homicide. Vargas has a history of sexual assault dating back to his teen years. He is the prime suspect in two violent ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Sprint Urges FCC to Hold Hearings on AT&T-T-Mobile Deal
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

If the FCC decided to put the transaction before an administrative law judge, “it's not a good sign for the merger.” AT&T spokesman Michael Balmoris said in an e-mail that there's “no legal or policy reason to designate the proceeding for a hearing. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Heineman: Neb. will wait for health care ruling
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Heineman told reporters that the state is planning and designing a program in case the US Supreme Court rules in favor of President Barack Obama's health care law. But the Republican governor said it doesn't make sense to build a formal proposal before ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Supreme Court Gets Down to Business
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 3, 2011

The Arizona law at issue allows state police to question and arrest illegal immigrants, but lower courts have blocked the law, concluding that it usurps the federal government's authority over immigration matters. A ruling upholding the Arizona ...more »

Immigration Law
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Ala. immigration law stands, but cops still wary
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

"We are going to enforce the law. But we are not going to seek out and search out. I don't have the manpower for that," he said. In Birmingham's Jefferson County, which is trying to avoid filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Neosho council agenda set for Tuesday
Neosho Daily NewsOctober 2, 2011

The meeting begins at 7 pm at the city hall council chambers, 203 E. Main St. Under old business, the council is scheduled to take a final vote on reorganizing the city's economic development sales tax advisory committee. At its last meeting, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Eversheds adds partner to City regulatory team with FSA hire
Legal WeekOctober 5, 2011

Greg Brandman joined the firm's London office on Monday (3 October) in its financial services dispute resolution team. He joins Eversheds after two years at the FSA, where he led investigations into market abuse, systems and controls failings by large ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Triple-S Management Awarded Five Regions of Puerto Rico Medicaid Plan
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

... Triple-S Management provides non-Blue Cross Blue Shield branded life and property and casualty insurance in Puerto Rico. This document contains forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...more »

Animal Law
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Ozark to look at leash law
Dothan EagleOctober 10, 2011

OZARK—Ozark leaders said they want to look into ways to add strength to the city's leash law, particularly in its language on where an animal can be fenced at a residence and to what proximity food and water should be available to the animal at all ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Samsung, Oracle, AstraZeneca, Berjaya: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekOctober 6, 2011

“Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology,” Samsung said. Apple this week introduced the iPhone 4S equipped with a faster processor, a higher-resolution camera and a new software ...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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High Court May Enter 2012 Election With Politicized Docket
BusinessWeekOctober 3, 2011

... and nervousness about the UT case,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law in College Park. The broadcasting case, likely to be argued in January, is perhaps the most significant of the court's business cases. ...more »

Mallya has done a good thing by having one brand: Gopinath
Business StandardOctober 1, 2011

Captain Gopinath, the pioneer of low-cost aviation model in India, is known to be a straight talker. He is always to the point. And, he was in full swing when he spoke exclusively to Business Standard about Vijay Mallya's recent decision to ground the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenants Dig In as Sale of Drexel Arms and Georgian Approaches
Patch.comOctober 19, 2011

"They are tenants under the law. The proper way to evict a tenant is to file an action for eviction with the Superior Court." Owners can be required to give tenants as much as 18 months notice ahead of mandatory eviction, according to Kenneth M. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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John Drennan: Reform of bankruptcy law and initiatives on homeowners in ...
Irish IndependentOctober 2, 2011

The Keane Report, which will be presented to the Cabinet next week, will propose major changes to Ireland's bankruptcy laws -- which are the harshest in Europe -- and make the banks write off mortgage debt for homeowners in a similar way to writing off ...more »

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AstraZeneca settles dispute with Accord and Intas
MarketWatchOctober 5, 2011

LN), a global biopharmaceutical company announced Wednesday it has entered into a settlement agreement in its US SEROQUEL XR patent infringement litigation against Accord Healthcare, Inc. and Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd regarding Accord's proposed ...more »

Business Law
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Al Qaeda Figure Killed; Listeria Toll Rises
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Reebok International, a unit of Adidas, agreed to pay $25 million in customer refunds to settle charges of false advertising brought by the FTC over the shoemaker's claim that its "toning shoes" could work better than normal footwear to whip muscles ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Cleveland: Why military veterans deserve good health-care
Chattanooga Times Free PressOctober 6, 2011

Benefits for eligible veterans may include clinic and inpatient care, prescriptions and travel benefits to health facilities. When VHA facilities are distant, eligible veterans may obtain subsidized care in private clinics and institutions. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Straight talk about monitoring your child's Internet use
Sun-SentinelOctober 10, 2011

Broward Sheriff's Sgt. Giuseppe Weller, a supervisor with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children task force, offers these tips for parents: "Don't allow a child to have a password-protected computer or ...more »

Personal Injury
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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 »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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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 »

Professional Malpractice
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Lawyer loses hard drive with patient records
Baltimore SunOctober 10, 2011

A Baltimore law firm lost a portable hard drive containing information about its cases, including medical records for 161 stent patients suing cardiologist Mark G. Midei for alleged malpractice at St. Joseph Medical...more »

Consumer Protection
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Is a common sales law for Europe possible?
PublicServiceEurope.comOctober 17, 2011

For example, in the UK, protection is given for credit card holders under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Also, the use of the proposed law by both consumers and businesses will result in confusion and reduce understanding of both national ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Hume lays down law on rezoning
Ottawa CitizenOctober 11, 2011

Last week I took a break from the provincial election to drop by the Ottawa Real Estate Forum. In particular, I wanted to hear the panel with the cumbersome title, "A vision for growth and ...more »

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update
Imperial Valley NewsOctober 10, 2011

AB 267 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) –Employment contracts. A veto message can be found here. · AB 325 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) –Employee's right to bereavement leave. A veto message can be found here. ...more »

Sports Law
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Bobby Orr's daughter-in-law accused of driving drunk
Boston HeraldOctober 6, 2011

By AP QUINCY - Former Boston Bruins [team stats] star Bobby Orr remains one of the most revered sports icons in the city, a fact police say his daughter-in-law tried to use to her advantage when she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. ...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 »

Separation Anxiety
Law.comOctober 16, 2011

"That was our way of continuing the partnership while still having a board that was organizationally independent." In Santa Clara County, the bar association's Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley is a completely independent charitable organization ...more »

Medical marijuana or employment?
The Morning SunOctober 3, 2011

Medical marijuana users are not allowed to be under the influence of the drug "when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice," as is stated in the law. Continued... There are also prohibitions against using or being under ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Kodak creditors talking to advisers-sources
ReutersOctober 3, 2011

After the market closed on Friday, Kodak said it had no plans to seek bankruptcy protection, but said it had engaged outside advisors including law firm Jones Day, known for handling the bankruptcy of car company Chrysler. ...more »

Environmental Law
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'Green' firm with White House ties lined up to get massive guarantee
WND.comOctober 11, 2011

The Energy Department's promise to Brookfield marks the latest in controversial massive alternative energy loans to companies with strong ties to the Obama White House and to top Democrat lawmakers. Last month, the grant was finalized to build the 99 ...more »

Wills & Probate
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In brief: Gardai appeal for witnesses after car crash claims lives of two ...
Irish IndependentOctober 2, 2011

The Pink at La Stampa will continue to operate as normal. Dublin landlord Michael Aherne of Terenure Road East, Rathgar, who died on August 9, 2007, has left €5045665 in his will, which went to probate this week. Other wills: Seamus Dardis, farmer, ...more »

Family Law
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President Obama's health care law not fulfilling promise
The Star-Ledger - (blog)October 2, 2011

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Michael F. Cannon The news that health insurance premiums are again rising rapidly is the latest reminder that President Obama's health care law is producing the opposite of what it promised. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Exclusive: two HPD officers charged in alleged workers comp fraud scheme
Hawaii News NowOctober 5, 2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii News Now has learned that two Honolulu police officers have been charged with criminal wrongdoing for an alleged workers compensation fraud scheme. One of the defendants, a sergeant, ...more »


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