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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 »

Solaria Considers Tax Break in California Expansion
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Under a 2010 law, the state Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority can exempt sales taxes on equipment, the building or assembly of alternative-energy manufacturing and landfill-gas plants. The authority plans to vote on ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Michael Green's judicial nomination among 17 languishing in Senate
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleOctober 3, 2011

Ninety-four of 874 judicial positions are listed as vacant by the Administrative Office of the US Courts. Eighteen of those vacancies are on the US Court of Appeals. Although Senate Republicans have agreed to vote on another four nominees later in the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
eTaiwan NewsOctober 2, 2011

The Obama administration's request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as Obama and his Republican opponent charge ...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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Alabama immigration gets though one court, and it's on to the next
The Colorado IndependentOctober 3, 2011

It's why the federal government, when challenging the Arizona and Alabama laws, chose to avoid civil rights-related challenges, focusing on arguing that state-level immigration enforcement preempts federal law. And it's this argument that has had the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Medical marijuana: Feds crack down in California, showdown ensues
Alaska DispatchOctober 8, 2011

The intention of these and other recent, well-publicized threats by the Obama administration is to stifle the development of a viable legal cannabis distribution industry, even in states that have enacted legislation to allow for such an industry."more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Tribunal considered for strata disputes
The ProvinceOctober 2, 2011

The proposed tribunal would provide a dispute resolution process that is affordable, timely, user friendly and accessible and would improve compliance with the Strata Property Act and Regulations as well as strata corporations' own bylaws. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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You Should Cancel Your Employer Provided Health Insurance Coverage
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

Employer health insurance is covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Initially passed by Congress as a simple and comprehensive way to reduce employee benefits litigation and protect employees, it has now become a ...more »

Animal Law
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New state law puts bullet in local gun ordinances
MiamiHerald.comOctober 1, 2011

Under the new law, a first time offense would not result in a sex offender label. • Malpractice: The law bolsters requirements for expert witnesses in medical malpractice lawsuits. The legislation makes it harder for some doctors from out of state to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Barbara Butler Foster Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication
MarketWatch (press release)October 6, 2011

She is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation and is a member of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The American Intellectual Property Law...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Clean-up time for messy law
Indianapolis StarOctober 1, 2011

Among the many objections that were raised to Indiana's sweeping new immigration law was the prospect of costly, protracted and risky litigation. The warning, sounded by the state's own attorney general among others, came to fruition quickly with a ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action no longer reflects needs of society
the InkwellOctober 6, 2011

The group contends this type of affirmative action proposal should not be tolerated by any person of any race. This raises the question: As it stands, does affirmative action still serve its original purpose? The answer may not be as black and white as ...more »

REGION: Civilians connect with troops at Miramar Air Show
North County TimesOctober 2, 2011

... A crowd roughly equivalent to the population of Oceanside gathered Saturday to witness astonishing displays of speed and winged power as the nation's biggest and best air show saluted the 100th anniversary of Marine aviation. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Empty Stores As Landlords Wait It Out
Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2011

"Sometimes it's when the right tenant is shunned over because the offer is a dollar off per foot. But when brokers stop paying attention to space, it's definitely a bad thing." At Sheldon Solow's 9 W. 57th St., the building, which gave its name to an ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Delaware is pro sports teams' home court
The News JournalOctober 2, 2011

"For the Stars, it looks like they want to get in and out as quickly as possible, and Delaware is typically the best place to do that," said Evan Flaschen, a bankruptcy attorney in Connecticut with law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. ...more »

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Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

This matter is before the Court upon the Motion for Summary Judgment made by Plaintiffs Arbor Farms, LLC, Jaswinder Grover, Monica Grover, MacDonald Stables, LLC, Nelson Breeders, LLC, and West Hills Farms, LLC [DE 482]. ...more »

Business Law
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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 »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney Shares Daily Life of Members of the ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 1, 2011

Contacts: Media Inquiries: Janice Summerby Media Relations Advisor Veterans Affairs Canada 613-992-7468 Codie Taylor Director of Communications Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs 613-996-4649 Jean-Pierre J. Godbout Communications Advisor, ...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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Athens, GA Personal Injury Attorney Helps Truck Accident Victim's Family Win ... (press release)October 8, 2011

For more information or if you or your loved one has been in a car or truck accident, attorneys, Athens, GA, at McDonald Cody & Cook LLC Attorneys at Law can help. We offer free case consultations. Please call at (706) 778-7178 or visit at 383 441 ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Panhandling Law: The Right to Beg vs. the Right Not to be Bothered
Patch.comOctober 18, 2011

Patch File Photo One of the more interesting stories of human ingenuity in Tampa Bay that I have seen develop over the past year is the development of local ordinances that define, restrict or ban panhandling. St. Petersburg passed a relatively strict ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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McGuireWoods | McGuireWoods Partners Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)October 14, 2011

Mark E. Anderson, Raleigh Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Ronald D. Aucutt, Washington, DC, Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Dennis I. Belcher, Richmond Litigation - Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year Craig D. Bell, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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#1 Complaint Received by FTC in 2011 Involves Collection Agencies and Bad Debt...
News Junky JournalOctober 3, 2011

Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers, is a national consumer protection law firm dedicated to fighting bad debt collectors and their allegedly unscrupulous collection efforts, one debt at a time. By utilizing the Fair Debt Collection ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Broker, Queens firm charged with violating fair housing act
The Real Deal New York (blog)October 7, 2011

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged a Queens residential real estate firm and one of its brokers with violating the Fair Housing Act by placing an advertisement on Craigslist that discriminated against families with children, ...more »

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 6, 2011

Moreover, further reforms are needed, and should not be impeded by .commercial practices. arguments. n1 GOVERNMENT CONTRACT LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS ( Carolina Academic Press 2d edition 2004)(co-authored with William A. Shook ). n2 The contracts ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports roundup
Concord MonitorOctober 2, 2011

Rob Law threw three touchdowns passes, two to Jacob Szultz and one to Jay Stone. The defense was anchored by Tyler Kukla, Adam Marston and Stone, who notched an interception. The Henniker Community School boys' cross country team placed fourth in a ...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 »

Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan Continues to Attract Interest
ForbesOctober 12, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. 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. ...more »

Federal court to expedite immigration law appeal
Montgomery AdvertiserOctober 8, 2011

The fight over Alabama's immigration law moved to a new venue Friday as a federal appeals court agreed to expedite an appeal for an injunction blocking the statute until a lower court can decide if it is constitutional. Earlier in the day, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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A Modern, Developed Economy Needs Banks of All Sizes
American BankerOctober 3, 2011

Take for example, the Dodd-Frank Act's arbitrary $10 billion asset threshold, which was used to "exempt" smaller institutions from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement and other provisions in the Act. It gives an $8 billion or $9 billion ...more »

Environmental Law
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SOLAR: New law reduces local role in projects
Press-EnterpriseOctober 8, 2011

In the case of Solar Trust, for example, current law would give Riverside County a say in the company's change to solar-panel technology and potential leverage in fee negotiations. That goes away Jan. 1. “They appear to be avoiding local governments to ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Millions of Lackawanna County records go online
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 7, 2011

Among the records now available are probate records from 1878 to the present, marriage applications from 1885 forward and orphan's court division records since 1938. They also include dockets from both the civil and family court divisions since 1995, ...more »

Family Law
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Going to Alabama? Take your Passport!
Indo American NewsOctober 6, 2011

He is a former Prosecutor with the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office, and now focuses primarily on Immigration, Labor & Employment, and Criminal Law. His practice also includes Family Law and Small Business litigation. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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The Dollars and Sense of Workers' Compensation
PropertyCasualty360October 3, 2011

Getting injured employees back to work quickly—and providing positive communication and assistance during the rehabilitation process—has always been an important aspect of successful workers' compensation programs. Research consistently shows that ...more »


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