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Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

Federal disability benefits could end for as many as 700 resident immigrants
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

The total number of state residents affected by the cutoff of Social Security disability benefits will grow to more than 700, said Immigrant Law Center executive director John Keller. The recipients are not US citizens, and had been granted benefits ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Detention hearing set for man accused of Pentagon plot
CNNOctober 3, 2011

A law enforcement official said Ferdaus posed no immediate danger to the public because undercover operatives kept in close contact with him. There is no information suggesting he was connected to a foreign terrorist organization, the source said, ...more »

Health Care Law
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President Obama's health care law not fulfilling promise
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (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 »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Supreme Court Starts NEW session TODAY!
Janesville Gazette (blog)October 3, 2011

It is important to note that he represents the states challenging the Affordable Care Act and is defending the Arizona anti-immigration law. On the docket 1. Zivotofsky v. Clinton: A major separation-of-powers case that asks whether the president may ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration vis-à-vis Illegal Immigration
Huffington Post (blog)October 3, 2011

And I don't like the idea of rewarding people who knowingly broke the law. Yes, I am against illegal immigration, in general. But not in particular. If you know any illegal immigrants -- well, of course you know them -- but if you know them well enough ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Watertown housing projects ask for lengthy tax break deals
WatertownDailyTimes.comOctober 4, 2011

The agreements would give COR Development Co., Fayetteville, and Morgan Management, Pittsford, relief from property taxes. Both developers submitted applications to the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency for property, sales and mortgage ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Haslam seals Amazon deal in Tennessee, touts new jobs
Bizjournals.comOctober 6, 2011

Bill Haslam confirmed a deal with online retailer Amazon Thursday morning, announcing thousands of additional jobs and the resolution of an ongoing dispute. Amazon will create a total of 3500 full-time jobs under the new deal which will also include ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Ebix Close to Repurchasing All the Company Shares Issued for Purchase of ADAM ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- This press release contains various forward looking statements and information ...more »

Animal Law
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A dog's life
Malaysia StarOctober 2, 2011

Will the expected amendment to the archaic Animal Act 1953 next year make a difference? A stray spends its days foraging for food. The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is amending the Act during next June's Parliamentary sitting. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How to avoid the land mines that trademarks, copyrights and patents can create
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

With an estimated 80 percent of the value of S&P companies in their intellectual property holdings, businesses cannot ignore the impact of IP on their bottom lines, their equity value and their day-to-day operations. Intellectual property law is among ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Georgia attorney general asks Columbus to release contract with law firm
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerOctober 7, 2011

They also cited Sayers' financial interests in the litigation in a correspondence to the attorney general's office, saying the information “could be critical” to the Expedia case. “If it were appropriate for such information to be released to our ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Nationwide Consultations On Affirmative Action Bill Launched
GhanaOctober 12, 2011

Nation-wide public education and consultations on an Affirmative Action Bill was, yesterday, launched in Accra to be followed by a regional tour of women's groups to solicit inputs into the Bill which is expected to be passed into law by the end of ...more »

American Airlines to outsource some Tulsa work
USA Today (blog)October 10, 2011

"As a result — and as a short-term solution — we are sending four 757 aircraft to TIMCO Aviation. ... Keep in mind, that's four of 124 planes in American's 757 fleet. That means our TWU employees will still handle nearly 97% of our 757 maintenance. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Md. court strikes down landlord protection in lead paint law
Baltimore Sun (blog)October 24, 2011

A landlord would be shielded from suit under the law if he made a "qualified offer" to compensate any poisoned tenant up to $7500 for medical expenses and up to $9500 for relocation closts. Judgments in cases not covered by the law have reached into ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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JP Morgan Chase Bad Credit Unsecured Personal Loans – Installment Loans Offer ...
Subprime Blogger (blog)October 1, 2011

The overall economy continues to struggle As the stock market has had one of its worst quarters in recent history. With this being true many hard-working Americans may seek financial help to JP Morgan Chase bad credit unsecured personal loans and ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation Associate Joins Green & Seifter, Attorneys, PLLC
PR Web (press release)October 1, 2011

Michael D. Gadarian has joined the Litigation Practice at Green & Seifter, Attorneys, PLLC. He most recently served as Law Clerk for Judge Charles R. Breyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. ...more »

Business Law
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Critics of bid law revision fear best deals could be missed
Tribune ReviewOctober 1, 2011

Supporters of legislation that would allow government agencies to stop advertising and seeking bids for small-scale projects say it would cut costs and streamline government. Detractors argue it would result in less transparency and fewer good deals. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Permitorium to 9-9-9: Viewers' Guide to US Debate Jargon
BusinessWeekOctober 11, 2011

The so-called individual mandate in the law is the target of lawsuits from 27 states asserting that Congress exceeded its powers with the requirement. The Obama administration and states have asked the US Supreme Court to rule on the requirement's ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Kingman man pleads guilty in child porn case
Kingman Daily MinerOctober 3, 2011

The investigation was prompted after White's computer IP address was tracked by police in Phoenix with the Internet Crimes Against Children unit who were looking into peer-to-peer networks of exploitive images. White can get no less than five and no ...more »

Personal Injury
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Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Says Speed Is Contributor to Nation-Leading ...
Benzinga (press release)October 7, 2011

South Carolina personal injury attorney Ken Harrell of Joye Law Firm says his experience indicates that negligence is a bigger factor in fatal traffic accidents than road and bridge conditions. Charleston personal injury lawyer Ken Harrell today ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The Madness That Is The Front Page
The League of Ordinary GentlemenOctober 3, 2011

I thought this was a sexy issue, I offered a strong position, and included a bunch of direct application of Constitutional law. I got 4 comments. The second, a gloss and meditation on another post on a different site about the law of war and the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Best Lawyers Has Named LeRoy H. Wulfmeier, III as the "Detroit Best Lawyers ...
Bradenton HeraldOctober 22, 2011

We would like to congratulate LeRoy H. Wulfmeier, III on being selected as the 'Detroit Best Lawyers Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year' for 2012." Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC is ranked as the 12th largest law firm in ...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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PERSONEL FILE FOR OCT. 2
SunHerald.comOctober 2, 2011

He is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and former chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Blackwell practices in the Gulf Coast office with focus on gaming law, construction, ...more »

Clean Energy Contracts with Florida-Based Saddle Creek Transportation, Inc. To ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

... and permitting or other delays encountered during construction of the station. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to ...more »

Sports Law
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NCAA colleges should consider offering sports as an academic major
Washington PostOctober 6, 2011

A school could design a rigorous Performance of Sport major by requiring the following: Introduction to Sports Law: a broad overview of antitrust law, labor law and contract law, via memorable sports legal battles such as Tarkanian v. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Zuckerman Spaeder Builds Out Its New York Practice
New York TimesOctober 5, 2011

On Monday, the firm said that Paul Shechtman, a top criminal defense lawyer, had come on board. And the firm is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has lured Andrew E. Tomback away from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. ...more »

IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BloombergOctober 13, 2011

The agency is bringing more than typical scrutiny to how the company valued software rights and other intellectual property it licensed abroad, said the person, who requested anonymity because the audit isn't public. The IRS has requested information ...more »

New Second Edition of "Reductions in Force in Employment Law" Provides a ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 5, 2011

BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to Reductions in Force in Employment Law, BNA's Book Division publishes: Age Discrimination in Employment Law; Covenants Not to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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EDITORIAL: New bill on assets
Sri Lanka GuardianOctober 25, 2011

The government assets, which are being made available through budgets for the purpose of law enforcement and the protection of individuals have been misutilised or underutilised. Under these circumstances what moral right is there for the government to ...more »

Environmental Law
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Energy secretary in GOP crosshairs for loan debacle
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 4, 2011

The idea was that a cap-and-trade climate law would put a price on carbon, creating a huge market for alternative fuels. When that failed, the administration was left with what Severin Borenstein, an energy economist at UC Berkeley's Haas School of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Barnes Foundation's disputed relocation is upheld by judge
Los Angeles TimesOctober 6, 2011

Judge Stanley Ott of Montgomery County Orphans Court (the equivalent of a probate division judge in California's Superior Courts) ruled Thursday that there's no reason to revisit his 2004 decision allowing the Barnes Foundation to abrogate the will of ...more »

Family Law
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Law Enforcement Family Comes Together For Pott County
News On 6October 2, 2011

Sheriff Mike Booth said a deputy never forgets the faces, families and victims of car accidents. They train and respond to every accident. The worst case scenario for first responders? Finding fellow law enforcement members involved. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Postal worker pleads guilty to mail fraud, workers' compensation fraud
The Turlock JournalOctober 19, 2011

Karina S. Beard, 44, of Turlock, pleaded guilty to four counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal Workers' Compensation fraud. According to the plea agreement, from October 2006 through January 2009, Beard received federal workers' compensation...more »

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