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Health Department Says Cause of Elyria Players' Illness 'Unknown'
Cleveland News - Fox 8October 1, 2011

The food borne illness that sickened dozens of players on the Elyria High School football team earlier this month remains a mystery. The Elyria City Health District and the Ohio Department of Health announced ...more »

Killing of American al Qaeda puts US in new territory
New Zealand HeraldOctober 1, 2011

The order was reviewed by top lawyers at the White House, CIA and Justice Department. With the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoking, there was little discussion about whether US citizens should have more protection, the officials recalled, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hearing Impairment Devices to be Distributed by Elder Abuse Task Force
ThirdAgeOctober 3, 2011

In an effort to help law enforcement and emergency personnel more successfully help individuals with a hearing impairment, the Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance will be distributing personal amplification devices for Make A Difference Day, ...more »

Health Care Law
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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 »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Probate jusges holding conference in Orangeburg County
The Times and DemocratOctober 2, 2011

The judges will receive 8.75 hours of judicial education credits while attending lectures on matters such as probate court ethics, the Freedom of Information Act, reverse mortgages in probate, pro se litigants and the Legislature's proposed revisions ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration Law Creating Long Lines At Montgomery Tag Offices
WAKAOctober 1, 2011

The state's new immigration law taking effect caused major headaches at probate offices in Montgomery for folks renewing their car tags. Lines were out the door nearly all day at several probate offices in Montgomery. Some even stayed open until past ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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PPD to be Acquired by The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman
Business Wire (press release)October 3, 2011

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Deal diary: Oct 3, 2011
The Daily DealOctober 2, 2011

Dispute resolution specialist Zar has fought in both corporations' and public agencies' corners across a wide range of sectors. Clients have included America Online Inc. and energy regulator Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Newsmakers
Savannah Morning NewsOctober 9, 2011

Duties: He will be responsible for leading the local and national advertising sales effort and overseeing programming and commercial production. Related work experience: Daniloff was the general sales manager for Root Sports, previously FSN Pittsburgh, ...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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Actively Protecting Its Brand Name OLIVENOL, CREAGRI Inc. Prevails in an ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 10, 2011

"We salute and appreciate the thorough and outstanding work done by our legal counsels and the decision of the High Court in reaffirming the international rights of our Company to its intellectual property," adds Dr. Crea. "I was very impressed by the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Thomas hearing: Attorneys warned about testimony
AZ Central.comOctober 1, 2011

Throughout the hearing, the attorneys have been questioned about their dealings with the Board of Supervisors on issues ranging from contracts dealing with construction of a $340 million court tower and the board's desire to maintain a civil litigation...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

T-33 jet trainer to be unveiled at Aviation Heritage Center
Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 3, 2011

A T-33 jet will be unveiled in front of the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin at the Sheboygan County Airport in Sheboygan Falls on Saturday. The T-33 will be unveiled at 4 pm and will be on permanent display at ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord requires tenant to share travel agenda as part of lease
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 6, 2011

As long as you timely pay the rent and take care of the property as required by law, you should be able to leave and return anytime. I believe that lease provision is an unwarranted intrusion into your privacy and is probably not valid or enforceable. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Viceroy, Lehman, Corus, Nebraska Book, Point Blank: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 3, 2011

30, the Lehman trustee likewise contends the European broker isn'ta customer under the plain meaning of the statute, although he points to different provisions in the law. The fight is over the so-called house claim that subsumed transactions where the ...more »

Litigation
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McClatchy to Webcast Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

... opportunities for the company and any other statements about management's future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...more »

Business Law
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Those were the days
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 3, 2011

... they were confronted by the attorney-general dining at a discreet table - guests brought wines from their private cellars. Lindeman's Hunter River burgundies were in their prime and Rudy, being a senior wine judge, had a great collection of them. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Initial unemployment claims stuck around 400000
Medill Reports: ChicagoOctober 6, 2011

New applications for unemployment benefits inched up last week, according to a government report issued Thursday. . as cutbacks in military personnel and government jobs continue to swell the ranks of the jobless. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Parish deputy accused in 9 fraud counts
Monroe News StarOctober 7, 2011

If convicted, Davis faces maximum potential penalties of one year in prison, a $100000 fine or both for each of the computer crime charges and five years in prison, a $250000 fine or both for each of the identity theft and the obstruction charges. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Marathon Business Development Group Now Offers a Service Designed to ...
eYugoslavia.comOctober 4, 2011

By Djordje Jurinac on Oct 4, 2011 in Business News, Featured The Marathon Business Development Group specializes in assisting personal injury, or plaintiffs law firms improve their branding, or will assist a personal injury law firm expand its brand ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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NCCU law center idea nixed amid donor concerns
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

DURHAM, NC (AP) — An offer to establish a constitutional law center at North Carolina Central University law school has been withdrawn after some faculty and alumni expressed concern that $600000 in startup funds would come from a major financial ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Stephen W. Brown joins Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP
CarriageTradePR.com (press release)October 5, 2011

He works primarily in civil litigation, including commercial disputes, admiralty, and professional malpractice. Brown grew up in Macon, Georgia, where his father is a Superior Court Judge for the Macon Judicial Circuit. A graduate of the Cornell Law...more »

Consumer Protection
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Justices say auto parts chain didn't violate federal law
West Virginia RecordOctober 3, 2011

Plaintiff Diana Mey filed a class-action complaint against defendants The Pep Boys, Southwest Vehicle Management Inc. and Lanelogic Inc. She alleged they violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act by leaving an automated voicemail message ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Thomas Hunter joins Cardinal Real Estate as COO
Bizjournals.comOctober 3, 2011

Hunter earned a bachelor's degree at Washington and Lee University, a JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law and an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte . He is a licensed real estate broker and a ...more »

Adjustments on Williamson Act Language Headed to Supervisors
Livermore IndependentOctober 1, 2011

A Williamson Act contract runs for 10 years. It is automatically extended every year. If a landowner wants to drop out of the Williamson Act, there is a procedure for doing so. The county's new policies on the Williamson Act show no major changes. ...more »

Sports Law
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Concussions 'Hot Topic' In Maryland School Sports
Patch.comOctober 2, 2011

A new state concussion law along with raised media awareness surrounding concussions have caused those involved in the Maryland youth sports community to take extra precautions when it comes to an athlete's safety. By Nikki Gamer Former Centennial ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Michael Morton's lawyers aim to prove misconduct
Austin American-StatesmanOctober 8, 2011

"Those are serious matters," said Gerry Goldstein, one of the state's leading criminal defense lawyers whose San Antonio firm joined Morton's cause earlier this year. "We are pursuing those. I can't discuss exactly how, but you can trust us that these ...more »

Bogus IRS Email Turns More Sophisticated
ForbesOctober 9, 2011

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. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

How will retirement age change affect you? Why turning 65 needn't mean the ...
This is MoneyOctober 1, 2011

There is no upper or lower age limit on entitlement to redundancy. Employers will have to pay the statutory minimum to those over 65. Little progress has been made in tackling age discrimination in the workplace – five years after new laws were ...more »

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

CHICAGO, Oct., 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 ...more »

Environmental Law
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The legal implications of the al-Awlaki assassination
World Socialist Web SiteOctober 10, 2011

“Under international law, the killing of [al-Awlaki] through military force is clearly unlawful,” Mary Ellen O'Connell, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, recently told the press. “The United States is not at war in Yemen. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Neil Rogers' money woes
MiamiHerald.comOctober 9, 2011

“It's fair to say that whatever's left (about $500000, according to probate records in Broward County) is going to the IRS,” said Fort Lauderdale lawyer Norman Kent, Rogers' manager, agent and confidante. “Had he known that, the words coming out of ...more »

Family Law
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Judge lets Dodge City clinic join funding lawsuit
BusinessWeekOctober 12, 2011

The clinic contends its closure would leave about 650 patients in southwestern Kansas without access to reproductive health care services. About a third of its low-income patients receive free medical services and another third qualify for a 50 percent ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Medical marijuana should not get workers comp funding: Insurers
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Michigan's insurance industry backs a proposed law that would prohibit the workers compensation system from funding claims for medical marijuana, according to the Insurance Institute of Michigan. A bill already moving through the state legislature ...more »

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