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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 »

Ventura company awarded security gate contract at Port of Hueneme
Ventura County StarOctober 1, 2011

Berry listed its subcontractors as Ventura-based companies C&W Construction and Taft Electric Co., Interstate Striping & Signs Inc. of Thousand Oaks, Benner & Carpenter of Santa Paula, and Mission Paving & Sealing Inc. of Irwindale. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Perry defends tuition law as conservatives revive repeal effort
Fort Worth Star TelegramOctober 1, 2011

Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, said he wants to reintroduce legislation to repeal the law. Zedler pushed a repeal measure during this year's legislative session, but his bill died in the House without a hearing. Before the law became entangled in ...more »

Health Care Law
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Physicians recommend childhood vision screenings as part of health care law
OSN SuperSiteOctober 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC — Three associations of ophthalmology and pediatrics have jointly proposed an in-depth vision care program to the Department of Health and Human Services for inclusion in state insurance plan exchanges under the Patient Protection and ...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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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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PPD to be Acquired by The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman
EON: Enhanced Online News (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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Eversheds adds FSA lawyer to London disputes team
The LawyerOctober 3, 2011

Eversheds has hired a lawyer from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to join its financial services dispute resolution team in London. Greg Brandman joins Eversheds today as a partner and will act for regulated entities in enforcement, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Harbinger Group Inc.'s Insurance Subsidiary Update on $20mm Dividend and ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

Forward-Looking Statements"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Some of the statements contained in the Press Release may be forward-looking statements based upon management's current expectations that are ...more »

Animal Law
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Protect dolphins from slaughter
MiamiHerald.comOctober 3, 2011

This new paradigm offers hope of making the dual stains on our legacy of dolphin captivity and dolphin slaughter a thing of the past. Ira Fischer is an attorney-at-law in Delray Beach. He devotes his retirement to the cause of animal welfare through ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Westinghouse Solar, Aker Biomarine, BSkyB: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekOctober 5, 2011

“Unfortunately, we believe that Zep Solar, Canadian Solar and others have not appropriately recognized Westinghouse Solar's intellectual property rights by incorporating a system -- the Zep System -- that we contend infringes certain of our patents,” ...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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Immigration, Affirmative Action on New High Court Docket; Health Reform Awaited
PBS NewsHourOctober 4, 2011

We have a critical case about affirmative action in higher education. This case is really important because it might be another place where the Roberts' court takes a step to the right and back from earlier decisions, giving some room. ...more »

GA User Fees DOA, Lobby Groups Remind President
Aviation International NewsOctober 2, 2011

Nine general aviation organizations found themselves in lockstep with the Air Transport Association (ATA) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA) in decrying Obama's per-flight charge. The GA groups pointed out to Obama that many foreign counties ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Credit Repair Decoded
The Strategic Sourceror (blog)October 1, 2011

One of them is that the credit industry and the legal legislation has successfully created an overly complicated system that overwhelms and intimidates the average consumer. Many consumers have resolved to hiring lawyers or credit repair specialists to ...more »

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Partners from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Boutique AZA Earn Top 100 ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been recognized as one of the country's leading labor & employment law attorneys by Chambers USA. A nationally recognized expert in employment law, ...more »

Business Law
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Who will be the next county attorney?
Bradenton HeraldOctober 2, 2011

The successful candidate, according to the ad, would be someone who could start about April 1, and who lives in or would be willing to move to Manatee County. He or she must be a graduate of an American Bar Association-accredited law school; ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veterans enjoying benefits of Operation Baby Shower
Deseret NewsOctober 3, 2011

Marine veteran Diaz never thought of the VA for her pregnancy until they contacted her to tell her about her benefits and her services. She was surprised to learn the VA offers prenatal and maternity care. Military veteran moms and expectant moms ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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KSP: Computers seized for illegal internet activity
Richmond RegisterOctober 4, 2011

... News Writer RICHMOND — Friday's confiscation of several computers from a Richmond apartment is part of an investigation “... related to illegal activity occurring over the Internet,” according to the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Tips On Finding Personal Injury Solicitors
Eva-News (press release)October 8, 2011

Sometimes things like accidents and personal injuries occur unexpectedly leaving many devastated. It is at this point that you may want to recover all the losses you underwent in the process. You will thus, require good personal injury solicitors to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Hispanics leave school in face of Alabama's tough immigration law
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

Paul Horowitz, a constitutional law expert at the University of Alabama's law school in Tuscaloosa, says the data collection nature of the law “is fairly clever” in circumventing a federal law that prohibits discrimination in public school enrollment ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Winnipeg lawyer disbarred
Winnipeg Free PressOctober 25, 2011

James Richard Smith lost his final shot at keeping his 37-year career alive earlier this month when the Manitoba Court of Appeal rejected his bid to overturn the Law Society of Manitoba's ruling. Smith was convicted of seven counts of professional...more »

Consumer Protection
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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)October 3, 2011

ES/ — 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 of over-the-counter (OTC) swaps. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The John Marshall Law School Leverages Law Practice and Courtroom Technology ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

"We are the only law school in the region to supply iPads as part of a course curriculum, and moving forward we will continue to integrate other law practice and courtroom technologies to improve our law students' educational experience. ...more »

Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House
OCRegisterOctober 3, 2011

Mahony, who does work in Orange County, is required to use E-Verify because he has work contracts with the federal government. In addition, he said, he does jobs in Arizona, one of a handful of states where E-Verify is required by law. ...more »

Sports Law
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Peugot goes 1-2 in American Le Mans Series finale
USA TodayOctober 2, 2011

8 Peugeot Sport Total entry to victory Saturday night in the American Le Mans Series' season-ending Petit Le Mans. The Peugeot 908 had a long battle with the No. 1 Audi that ended with three hours to go in the 1000-mile race when the two touched, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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For defense lawyer, a rare chance to question a mayor
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 3, 2011

Thus began one of the odder days of testimony in Manhattan criminal court Monday, as New York City's billionaire mayor took the stand to testify in the larceny trial of a former campaign consultant, John Haggerty. Raymond Costello, a lawyer for ...more »

IRS offers employers partial amnesty
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 6, 2011

They are not really independent contractor duties," says Jim Brown, an employment lawyer with Sedgwick. Employers in California might be especially reluctant to enter the IRS program because "it is the most dangerous state for wage and hour litigation ...more »

Feds accuse Texas Roadhouse chain of age discrimination
Syracuse.comOctober 5, 2011

“As a national law enforcement agency, the EEOC will vigorously protect the rights of job applicants to ensure that hiring decisions are based on abilities, not age.” The EEOC found that just 1.9 percent of the restaurant chain's workers were over 40, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Tax and Estate Planning Law Firm Ingwersen & Taylor Welcomes New Associate Bo ...
dBusinessNews Atlanta (press release)October 21, 2011

Harris also assists clients with estate planning, asset protection planning, probate matters, general business matters and real estate matters. “Bo's education and experience complement the firm's practice,” said Borden Taylor, founding partner of ...more »

Environmental Law
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Issa Eyes Political Connections That Drove Loan Approvals Like Solyndra
Fox NewsOctober 9, 2011

Issa said the Energy Department actually approved $4.75 billion worth of loans on the last day that the law allowed for financial backing of alternative energy firms. "We're finding it's not just Solyndra. It's a pattern of these sorts of investments," ...more »

Wills & Probate
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RPT-Steve Jobs put real estate in trust in 2009-records
ReutersOctober 7, 2011

Besides estate planning, the only other reason that an individual might place assets into a trust is to shield them from potential creditors, O'Grady said. However, that is an unlikely scenario given Jobs's vast wealth, he said. California law directs ...more »

Family Law
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ACLU Challenges Kansas Family Planning Law
KCUROctober 3, 2011

The federal funds subsidize things like birth control, pap smears, and STD tests to low income Kansans. Effective this summer, state law now mandates that funds first go to health departments, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Division Of Workers' Compensation Victoria Office To Close Beginning November 1
Insurance News Net (press release)October 4, 2011

Effective November 1, 2011 , the Victoria Field Office of the Texas Department of Insurance , Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) will close permanently. Injured employees and other workers' compensation system participants in the Bee , Calhoun ...more »


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