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How to revise your company's health care strategy in an age of uncertainty
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

... so much stress that employees often use the Federal Medical Leave Act to take time off and are less productive when they finally return to work. Savvy employers are starting to understand the connection between work-related absences, family issues, ...more »

How to protect your business in the event of a breach of personal information
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business spoke with Winter about how privacy and security liability insurance can protect your company if personal information is stolen. What kinds of companies should be concerned about the loss of personal information? Any company that retains ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Elder Abuse task force distributes hearing device
Republican & HeraldOctober 3, 2011

In an effort to help law enforcement and emergency personnel more successfully help hearing-impaired individuals, 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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'Political fix' to save health bill
PulseOctober 4, 2011

However, Lord Crisp told the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo in London that he understood that the leaderships of the two coalition partners had 'done a deal' and that he expected the bill to become law. The Department of Health permanent ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Preseason Closes With Question Marks
Oil On WhyteOctober 2, 2011

I'm hoping the club makes a roster move (or two) between now and then in an effort to bolster the blue. You guys: watch the waiver wires. I'll be busy sending letters to Tambellini cleverly hidden in donair wrappers in the hopes he'll open one and read ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration poses problem for Perry
PoliticoOctober 2, 2011

DERRY, NH – In his first extended exposure to the give-and-take style of New Hampshire primary politics, Rick Perry discovered that immigration is going to be a serious problem here. Perry faced sharp questions this weekend about the Texas law he ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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NY doctors want health study of gas drilling
Wall Street JournalOctober 5, 2011

The DEC environmental analysis contains "glaring omissions with respect to human health," said Dr. Adam Law, an endocrinologist from Ithaca. A board member of the group Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, he signed the letter. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Service Activation Using Metro Ethernet Forum Service Attribute Mappings to ...
Ethernet AcademyOctober 3, 2011

Therefore, the EML-CM is responsible for handling the device mediation. The device mediation typically will process API requests, coordinate and communicate with devices using but not limited to CLI (Command Line Interface) commands, SNMP SETs/GETs and ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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IRDA tells insurers to honour the spirit of contract, reject claims only on ...
Economic TimesOctober 5, 2011

Rejection of claims purely on technical grounds in a mechanical fashion will result in policyholders losing confidence in the insurance industry, giving rise to excessive litigation," the note warns.more »

Animal Law
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'Killing' the festive spirit with animal slaughter
Times of IndiaOctober 5, 2011

Animal rights activists have been demanding a strict law prohibiting animal sacrifice for a long time now. "The Centre has instructed the Assam government to bring in a law to stop animal sacrifice during the Pujas. The state government should take ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Covington & Burling LLP Announces 10 New Partners
Main JusticeOctober 3, 2011

He received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and his BA from Connecticut College. Miranda Cole (Antitrust/Communications) practices in the areas of competition and communications law and policy. Her competition law expertise includes merger ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Nashville People in Business
The TennesseanOctober 2, 2011

... creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy; Mary Taylor Gallagher for railroad law; Dan Haskell for government relations practice; Andra J. Hedrick for trusts and estates; Allen D. Lentz for corporate law; ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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USDA's Affirmative Action for Vegetables (blog)October 6, 2011

First they came for the donuts, and few dared to defend partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Then they came for the soft drinks, declaring high-fructose corn syrup verboten. Now they're after lima beans, peas, and corn, moving us ever closer to a ...more »

Aviation Heritage Center at Sheboygan County airport gets a piece of history
The Sheboygan PressOctober 3, 2011

Crews mount a Lockheed T-33 jet fighter outside the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin at the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport last Saturday. The 1950s-era plane was restored over the last six years and will be formally unveiled Saturday in a ...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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Goodbye to the Yakuza
The Atlantic WireOctober 1, 2011

For any small business, being outed as a yakuza front company is more than likely to result in bankruptcy or eviction. On an individual level, it means being fired or forced to resign from your occupation, as was the case of popular comedian and TV ...more »

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SEC Asks Apple CFO for Information on Nokia Patent Litigation Settlement
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

The US Securities and Exchange Commission asked Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer for information on the financial terms of a patent litigation settlement with Nokia Oyj. ...more »

Business Law
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Judge refuses to block Kan. abortion insurance law
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

"The state has no business depriving a woman of insurance for vital services that are already covered by most health plans," said Doug Bonney, legal director for the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. "If a woman and her doctor reach the decision ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Pentagon warned over impact of defence cuts
Financial TimesOctober 3, 2011

Reducing such overlap could save billions of dollars from the defence department budget, even without tackling the military pay and benefits that are at the heart of increased costs in the Pentagon's base budget. But the centre warned against cutting ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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PCeU saves UK economy over £140m
IT PROOctober 3, 2011

That was the claim of the Met yesterday, saying the body had delivered the savings after cracking down hard on internet-based crime. The PCeU was tasked with saving the UK economy £504 million over the next four years, after the ACPO National e-Crime...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury lawyers opposed to three special-session bills
WSAUOctober 3, 2011

MADISON (WSAU) Personal injury and consumer protection lawyers are upset with three bills proposed in the state's new special legislative session on job creation. Senate Republican Rich Zipperer of Pewaukee is sponsoring a bill to reduce interest rates ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Where Is the Judicial Branch on Targeted Killings?
The AtlanticOctober 1, 2011

Can a US citizen -- himself or through another -- use the US judicial system to vindicate his constitutional rights while simultaneously evading US law enforcement authorities, calling for "jihad against the West," and engaging in operational planning ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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New Legal Firm Opens Downtown
Wheeling IntelligencerOctober 3, 2011

Chapman focuses in insurance defense, health care law, asbestos and toxic tort litigation, employment and education law. She also has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. She is a founding member of the West Virginia Council of School Attorneys and served ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Supermarket 'law shops' to open
BBC NewsOctober 6, 2011

The government says the new Legal Services Act will offer more choice and better value for the public. It says it also means law firms will benefit from investment and allow them to explore new markets. But critics have said it would undermine the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Legal Eagles: Award-Winning Firm Protects Interests of the Vulnerable
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

The Begley Law Group—which has a Moorestown office—specializes in elder and disability law. By Catherine Laughlin Tom Begley Jr. is no stranger to legal victories. In mid-August, Begley and his firm, Begley Law Group PC., were lauded as one of ...more »

Labour laws differ in govt and private sector
Khaleej TimesOctober 3, 2011

KK Sarachandra Bose is a Partner/Corporate, Commercial and Contract Lawyer at Dar Al Adalah Advocates and Legal Consultants. Readers may e-mail their questions to: or send them to (Legal View), Khaleej Times, Dubai PO Box 11243.more »

Sports Law
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ECJ: Territorial Exclusivity For TV Sports Contavenes EU Law
Fox BusinessOctober 4, 2011

"A system of exclusive licences is also contrary to European Union competition law if the licence agreements prohibit the supply of decoder cards to television viewers who wish to watch the broadcasts outside the Member State for which the licence is ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Pride may be a problem when Bloomberg testifies in court
ReutersOctober 2, 2011

By Joe Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defense lawyers are hoping New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's famous self-confidence will be his downfall when he testifies on Monday against the political consultant accused of stealing more than $1 million from him, ...more »

Pattern of lax oversight for Colorado's online schools
Daily CameraOctober 2, 2011

Informed of these findings, the former state senator who asked for the 2006 audit lamented that Colorado is back where it started in its attempts to oversee the burgeoning online public school system -- which started with 13 students in 1995 and has ...more »

Some Restaurants Only Hire Hot People -- Get Over It
The StirOctober 5, 2011

Now, you don't need a law degree to know that age discrimination in the workplace is illegal and disgusting. But I'm betting that if the EEOC were actually to investigate all the other restaurant chains in the country, it would discover that many more ...more »

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

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

Environmental Law
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Follow From the Wires
SalonOctober 19, 2011

“The evidence supporting these alternative regimens are of such high quality that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists gave these alternative regiments their highest possible recommendation,” Movahed said. Movahed also disputed the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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New boutique law firm opens in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Small Business TimesOctober 5, 2011

Walny Legal Group provides counseling to protect multi-generational family wealth, including drafting wills, revocable trusts, and irrevocable trusts designed to mitigate the effect of taxes, leverage wealth, and minimize the risk of creditors' claims. ...more »

Family Law
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TV Ratings: 'The X Factor' Steady; 'Survivor,' 'Harry's Law' Hit Lows
Hollywood ReporterOctober 6, 2011

NBC's "Up All Night" improves against stiff competition, but ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's highest-rated program. The 90-minute effort of Simon Cowell's competition series (11.5 million to total viewers, 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 demographic), ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Call for a fair go for older workers
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

The Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, wants age restrictions on workers compensation and income insurance scrapped and a national standard introduced. ''Most people in their 60s and 70s would like to be in work, probably part time, ...more »


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