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How to ensure your electronic information will be ready for litigation
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

The process of discovery — when the parties involved in litigation exchange information relevant to the case — has adapted to fit the way business is done today. Is your company ready for e-discovery? “Times have changed,” says Melissa Evans, ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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On the resort track
The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseOctober 15, 2011

When a project goes through an adjudicatory hearing, commissioners are supposed to make their permitting decision solely on the hearing record, with no outside information involved. Administrative Law Judge Daniel P. O'Connell, who ruled over the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law
Sacramento BeeOctober 14, 2011

AP WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it is unable to go forward with a major new program in the president's signature health care overhaul law. Officials said Friday a new long-term care insurance program has ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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OVERNIGHT HEALTH: IOM recommends pegging health law benefits to small business ...
The Hill (blog)October 6, 2011

HHS is expected to issue its decision on Georgia's health law waiver application by close of business. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation ensuring maternity services are covered by health insurers and new mothers can no longer lose their ...more »

Immigration Law
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Court suspends portions of Alabama's immigration law
Southeast Farm PressOctober 17, 2011

Provisions of the new law not blocked by the court include measures that deal with immigration status checks during traffic stops and contracts or government business transactions with illegal immigrants. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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America's 'Oh Sh*T!' Moment
NewsweekOctober 31, 2011

The Industrial Revolution took place where there was both a supply of productivity--enhancing technologies and a demand for more, better, and cheaper goods, beginning with cotton garments. 6. The Work Ethic. Westerners were the first people in the ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Baker & McKenzie strengthens dispute resolution team in Singapore
The LawyerOctober 5, 2011

Baker & McKenzie's Singapore member firm Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow has appointed former Ang & Partners partner Chan Leng Sun as a principal in its dispute resolution practice. With 18 years of experience, Chan has expertise in litigation and ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Amount of money held in metro banks remains high
NOLA.comOctober 30, 2011

But the money didn't stop flowing a few years after the storm: insurance disputes that ended up in litigation took several years to get resolved, the city has only recently settled some of its disputes with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over ...more »

Animal Law
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The Value of Conserving Wildlife
Huffington PostOctober 3, 2011

Of course, this sham calculus disguises the fact that many of these politicians rely on certain big corporate interests hostile to the Endangered Species Act to line their campaign coffers. Despite the protestations of anti-wildlife politicians, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Can Kodak rescue itself via a patent bonanza?
Wall Street JournalOctober 30, 2011

That's because patents have become highly valuable to digital device makers who want to protect themselves from intellectual property lawsuits. In July, an alliance made up of Apple and Microsoft purchased a raft of patents from Nortel Networks for ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor LLP Announce Investigation of Central ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 25, 2011

DALLAS, Oct 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP announce that the firms are ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quick Takes: UC Berkeley's "Affirmative Action" Bake Sale
The UCSD Guardian OnlineOctober 3, 2011

But simplifying the concept of affirmative action into a bake sale with differential pricing is not comparable to the issue at hand. The mission of SB 185 — which is surely debatable — is to make the student bodies of California state universities ...more »

Agricole Aims To Remain A Market Leader In Aircraft Financing
Wall Street JournalOctober 14, 2011

FR) corporate and investment bank said Friday that it aims to remain a market leader in the aviation-financing market despite dollar funding difficulties that have encouraged French banks to trim down this type of business. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Queens landlord seeks tenant for former JetBlue office space
The Real Deal New York (blog)October 3, 2011

Queens-based landlord Muss Development is searching for a new tenant to fill 200000 square feet of Class A space at 118-35 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, the current headquarters of JetBlue Airways, Crain's reported. The airline will be moving out ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Con man's lies leave Lee County victims in his wake
The News-PressOctober 9, 2011

Babcock told Craddock his money came from two sources: an asphalt repair company he sold for $7 million and a $3 million inheritance. But Babcock didn't have credit cards. Craddock paid the tabs with his cards and Babcock paid the credit card bill by ...more »

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Barnes Group Inc. Declares Increased Quarterly Dividend and Announces New ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 20, 2011

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are made based upon management's good faith expectations and beliefs concerning future ...more »

Business Law
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Getting the job done: New Smyrna Beach Realtors board chief Ellen Darden
Daytona Beach News-JournalOctober 2, 2011

When you take the test to get your real estate license, does it focus more on what a person can or can't do under Florida law rather than ethics? Right. Florida law and then some other things that are specific, like land measurements and what closing ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Retirement plan proposal encounters some resistance
Montgomery AdvertiserOctober 30, 2011

Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a former Marine and Army reservist with enough combined service time to earn an annuity at age 60, said the current system needs reform so at least some benefits ac苞rue to members with fewer than 20 years. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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League City man faces child porn charges
Daily News - Galveston CountyOctober 25, 2011

... illegal images to his computer, Santa Fe police said. Santa Fe police Detective Heather Burd, who is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, tracked a series of child pornography downloads to a League City Internet address. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Insurance industry says PIP is 'unsustainable'
Orlando Sentinel (blog)October 27, 2011

And, Florida drivers currently pay the highest auto liability insurance premiums in the nation, 56% more than consumers in other states (annual premiums of $736 – FL vs. $471 – US), according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Judge denies Christie stay in benefits-pension battle
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 27, 2011

Last week Judge Linda Feinberg, the assignment judge in Mercer County, ruled that the Pension and Health Care Benefits Act that Christie, a Republican, signed into law June 28 violates the state constitutional provision that salaries for state judges ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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ProAssurance: Passing the High Hurdle
GuruFocus.comOctober 25, 2011

The ProAssurance Corporation (PRA) is a holding company for property and casualty insurance companies focused on professional liability. While the corporation's client mix traverses the gamut of healthcare professionals—from physicians, dentists, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Former GU law school dean will provide overview of Dodd-Frank reform act
The Spokesman Review (blog)October 31, 2011

Former Gonzaga Law School Dean, current GU Professor Daniel Morrissey will deliver the keynote speech for “The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act Symposium,” a daylong event starting at 8 am, Friday at Barbieri Courtroom at the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp Attracts Commercial Real Estate ...
Benzinga (press release)October 30, 2011

Other top notch EB-5 speakers and guests include Joseph McCarthy, Principal of American Dream Fund and specialist in Immigration Law; David Hirson, a Partner & Immigration Attorney with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; Michael Gibson, ...more »

People in business
Houston ChronicleOctober 30, 2011

Photo: - / HC BoyarMiller, a Houston-based business and litigation law firm, announced that Jeremy Sanders has joined its Litigation Group as Counsel, bringing more than 10 years of direct litigation experience to the firm. Sanders practice is focused ...more »

Sports Law
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NBA lockout is all about the owners
Montreal GazetteOctober 26, 2011

Huizenga, who already owned the Dolphins and Marlins, tried to get around the rule forbidding ownership of more than two pro sports teams in one town by trying to sneak his brother-in-law in to buy the Heat. So Arison, who became the president of ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal Defense Lawyer Charged in Alleged $1.5M Fraud On Clients Obtained ...
ABA JournalOctober 28, 2011

... and filing a false tax return but hasn't yet been sentenced. The newspaper article doesn't include any comment from Fisch or the other defendants. A message left by the ABA Journal for Fisch at his law office phone number was not immediately returned.more »

Latest North Dakota news, sports, business and entertainment...
KXNet.comOctober 15, 2011

TAX DEADLINE Tax-filing deadline nears for many in Dakotas BISMARCK, ND (AP) The IRS says time is running out for people who requested automatic six-month extensions on filing their federal income tax returns. The deadline is Monday. The IRS says many ...more »

Age-old issue goes online
Financial PostOctober 4, 2011

Three weeks back, Chris Garner, a 58-year old employee at the Bank of Nova Scotia filed a statement of claim against the bank, his employer for 35 years, alleging age discrimination. Garner, a branch manager at the time and based in Nova Scotia, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Jersey Elder Law Firm Offers Free Asset Protection Seminar
Cape May County Herald (press release)October 3, 2011

By Press Release The respected Begley Law Group will host free seminars in October to help individuals and their loved ones learn how to properly plan for nursing home care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and ...more »

Environmental Law
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Xcel Energy Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Report
MarketWatch (press release)October 27, 2011

The only common equity securities that are publicly traded are common shares of Xcel Energy Inc. The earnings and earnings per share (EPS) of each subsidiary discussed below do not represent a direct legal interest in the assets and liabilities ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Nelsons promotes four
Insider MediaOctober 4, 2011

Nuttall also joined Nelsons as a trainee solicitor in 2005 and works as a wills and probate specialist. Having joined Nelsons in 2007, Dudhia works in the real estate team as a specialist in commercial landlord and tenant matters. ...more »

Family Law
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Offit Kurman Welcomes Christopher Wachter To Its Family Law Group
Citybizlist (press release)October 21, 2011

... Offit Kurman is a trusted legal advisor for commercial litigation, insurance recovery, business law, real estate, intellectual property, entertainment and media, labor and employment, construction law, estate planning, asset protection, elder law, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' compensation insurance to increase for Colorado employers
Denver PostOctober 28, 2011

Colorado employers will see a 3.7 percent increase in the premiums they pay for workers' compensation insurance next year. The Colorado Division of Insurance said Thursday that the 2012 increase in the "loss costs" component of workers' ...more »


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