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At Least 7 Syrian Security Personnel Killed In Fighting With Dissident Troops
RTT NewsOctober 1, 2011

The spokesman said at least seven soldiers and other law-enforcement officials, including two officers, were killed in the fighting with renegade soldiers in Rastan on Friday and added that the situation in the town is now under control. ...more »

How Important is it to Have a Will? (online only)
Best of TimesOctober 1, 2011

By making a will and assigning power of attorney, an elder will feel comforted that his/her wishes will be carried out. Wills are often changed, so be ready to execute more than one document over time. And remember, anytime someone signs a will, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Several Requests for Hearing at Supreme Court Could Impact 2012 Election
Fox 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 »

Health Care 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 »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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History And Strategies: Grand, Maritime, And American – Analysis
Eurasia ReviewOctober 4, 2011

Throughout the many decades when Britannia ruled the waves, her Admiralty boasted of a Two-Power Standard (the Royal Navy should exceed the next two largest navies combined) and her Foreign Office boasted of Splendid Isolation. ...more »

Immigration Law
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The inside story: Univision's war with Rubio over immigration, drug report
MiamiHerald.com (blog)October 2, 2011

If Rubio appeared on Al Punto —Univision's national television show where the topic of immigration would likely be discussed — then the story of his brother-in-law's troubles would be softened or might not run at all, according to Univision insiders ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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What ails asset reconstruction firms?
LivemintOctober 2, 2011

Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) followed suit by merging itself with IDBI Bank and creating a stressed asset stabilization fund (SASF) to alienate `9000 crore worth of bad assets from its books. But two other development finance ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Scots mother fails to win Dragons' £75000 investment
Herald ScotlandOctober 4, 2011

A Scottish mother-of-three came away without the investment she wanted from television's Dragons' Den for her novel dispute resolution aid. Karen Chapman appeared on the latest episode of Dragons' Den last night when she attempted to prise £75000 out ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Demand for product liability insurance sees a surge
Hindu Business LineOctober 3, 2011

Rising consumer court cases, burgeoning litigation costs and increasing awareness among companies about the risks inherent in their business operations has resulted in increased demand for product liability insurance, say experts in the insurance...more »

Animal Law
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It's a dog's life, literally
Winnipeg Free PressOctober 1, 2011

The group has not been shy about using sex to sell animal rights in the past -- think attractive young women in edible, lettuce-leaf bikinis, the kind of salad that might convert any eager teenage boy and, given the temper of the times, perhaps some ...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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County attorney told of jail liability problems
The Daily News JournalOctober 3, 2011

TCI inspectors Miller Meadows and Joe Ferguson, along with newly-appointed TCI Executive Director Beth Ashe, "strongly recommend(ed) that both towers on tower level are manned on a 24-hour basis for the safety and security of staff and inmates. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Indians need affirmative action
Free Malaysia TodayOctober 3, 2011

To help them, Denison said the government should moot an affirmative action plan to assist the minority groups in the country. “And the plan should include all low income earners such as the aborigines and the indigenous people from East Malaysia. ...more »

EU's top court lawyer: airline carbon cap is legal
ReutersOctober 6, 2011

Critics of the EU rules have argued that under the 1997 Kyoto climate pact, countries agreed to address emissions from aviation jointly through the UN's aviation body, the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO.L. More than a decade on, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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How your attorney can save you money on lease negotiations
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

While conducting your search for an attorney, it is important to look for specific experience in commercial leasing as it is a unique area of law that has become much more sophisticated over the last few decades. Richard Mersman is a partner with The ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Credit ratings can survive bankruptcy
Lansing State JournalOctober 2, 2011

A bankruptcy or civil judgment will stay on your credit report for 10 years, but it is a weighted scale. The older it gets, the less impact it has on your credit. The irony of a bankruptcy is that while it is bad for your credit score, ...more »

Litigation
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Lawyer tells JCPS: End litigation now
Louisville Courier-JournalOctober 4, 2011

(By John Sommers II, the Courier-Journal) Having twice beaten Jefferson County Public Schools in a court of law, Louisville lawyer Teddy Gordon is calling on the district to accept a new challenge — stop the litigation so children can attend their ...more »

Business Law
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Lawyer denies report that Travolta met Gotti widow
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal: Obama Is Right, Don't Stop There
PolicyMicOctober 3, 2011

This means that even in states where gay marriage is legal, in couples where one of the partners is in the military, a same-sex civilian dependent does not receive the same benefits that a civilian dependent in a heterosexual couple would receive. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Pawned computer leads to sex charges
SunHerald.comOctober 5, 2011

Several sheriff's investigators have been trained to use Attorney General Jim Hood's computer system targeting alleged sexual predators. Jackson County has its own Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to investigate such incidents. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Bills limiting lawsuits added to Legislature's jobs session
Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 3, 2011

"All that it's doing is preventing people injured by defective products from even getting into the courthouse doors if they have been approved by the FDA." But Zipperer said his proposal was a common-sense move to give manufacturers certainty. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Group pushes pulpit politics
Charleston Post CourierOctober 2, 2011

John Simpkins, a research fellow at the Charleston School of Law and a constitutional law expert, said the claim that the government is restricting freedom of religious expression in churches doesn't hold water. Churches, he said, are free to discuss ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Posted On Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 03:25:20 AM
Ahmedabad MirrorOctober 3, 2011

A student of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) is under investigation for an alleged malpractice for admission under the physically handicapped (PH) category. The details of this particular case have come to the fore through a series of RTI ...more »

Consumer Protection
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More Topics
Boardmember.comOctober 17, 2011

by Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revised its rulemaking schedule for certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) related to executive ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Entry of land purchase in Land Register by partnership under civil law
International Law OfficeOctober 14, 2011

A partnership under civil law is a popular legal structure for companies that wish to purchase real estate because such entities are easy to establish without strict formal requirements, involve a relatively small amount of administrative work and ...more »

Teletrac Wins FMCSA Contract for Cross-Border Long-Haul Trucking Program
TruckinginfoOctober 7, 2011

1, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 in Colorado between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law.... More > UPDATED -- Key technical details of ...more »

Sports Law
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South Sports: Boca's Don Law has been named 2011 SFPGA golf professional of ...
Palm Beach PostOctober 5, 2011

Boca Raton resident Don Law has been named 2011 SFPGA golf professional of the year. The award is the highest honor a PGA professional can receive, recognizing the individual for their overall performance, level of service to the association, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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One local criminal lawyer has shed some light on the bond revocation for ...
WTSP 10 NewsOctober 3, 2011

"Even as a defense attorney, if Sheriff Gee hadn't reacted the way he did, I would've been surprised. I think he acted appropriately in wanting to protect not only his deputy, but somebody else out there in the community that could come into contact ...more »

Understanding greed
Cal Coast NewsOctober 11, 2011

I just attempt to follow the byzantine tax rules as best as I can hoping I don't make a mistake and find myself on the receiving end of an IRS audit. I work hard, spending a great deal of time looking for write-offs trying to make that 'taxes owed' ...more »

'Stand Up, Speak Out,' Derrick Bell Told Law Students
NPROctober 7, 2011

Enlarge AP Professor Derrick Bell, a civil-rights advocate and legal scholar, died Wednesday at age 80. Bell, shown above in 1980, was the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School. AP Professor Derrick Bell, a civil-rights advocate and legal...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Senior Law Programs In Mount Vernon
Westchester.comOctober 11, 2011

The evening session will be from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, and will feature three workshops. Amoruso will present “Who's Afraid of Probate? When to Use a Trust and When to Use a Will?,” Salvatore DiCostanzo, Esq., from McMillan Constabile Maker and Perone LLP ...more »

Environmental Law
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Huntsman, champion of energy incentives in Utah, pans them in national race
Salt Lake TribuneOctober 4, 2011

As Utah governor, Jon Huntsman was a major proponent of alternative energy, whether it was wind, solar or geothermal, signing into law several bills aimed at giving tax credits to renewable energy producers to jump-start the sector. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Make will and help charities
nebusiness.co.ukOctober 25, 2011

Carolyn Tilly, partner with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors and specialist in Wills and Probate, commented: National Make a Will Month should be the catalyst to make people think about either writing a will, or reviewing their current will. ...more »

Family Law
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Grim news from pair of LA crashes provides closure
Boston GlobeOctober 2, 2011

No clues emerged from separate investigations by a Los Angeles police detective who was "terrific" and a private detective who was "equally good," Gelfand's son-in-law Will Matlack said Saturday. The family of another missing man, 67-year-old David ...more »

Workers Compensation
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COUNTY OF KERN v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

SCVFD is classified as a nonprofit organization under the federal Internal Revenue Code with an independent board of directors. It is organized as a volunteer fire department under state law (Health and Saf. Code, § 14825 et seq. ...more »

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