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Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...more »

Church upset about tax bill for YMCA daycare
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

"They need to pay their fair share of the property tax, based on the amount of revenue that they're receiving," said Yzaguirre. That comes out to be a property tax bill of $17000. That leaves the two non-profits with very few options. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Washington Week: Reform Law Heads to Supreme Court
MedPage TodayOctober 1, 2011

The FDA has come under fire from the device industry for being too slow and unpredictable in its review process. The agency has responded by announcing it would streamline a number of processes and provide better training for staff reviewers. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Mitt Romney posed with health care law in official state portrait
Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)October 10, 2011

By Holly Bailey | The Ticket – 14 mins ago Under fire from his Republican rivals, Mitt Romney has distanced himself from the health care reform law he passed as governor of Massachusetts, but there was a time he considered it a key part ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Al Qaeda Figure Killed; Listeria Toll Rises
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Reebok International, a unit of Adidas, agreed to pay $25 million in customer refunds to settle charges of false advertising brought by the FTC over the shoemaker's claim that its "toning shoes" could work better than normal footwear to whip muscles ...more »

Immigration Law
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As Supreme Court Begins New Term, Immigration Looms Large
New America MediaOctober 3, 2011

Cecillia Wang, director of the Immigration Project of the ACLU in San Francisco, called the Arizona decision “very limited” and directed at Arizona's licensing law. “It is not carte blanche to regulate the employment of immigrants,” she said. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Fiat Pulls Out of Italian Business Lobby
Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2011

From January, neither company will be obliged to adhere to the terms of a national labor contract, to which Confindustria is a signatory. Mr. Marchionne has repeatedly said that the terms are outdated and prevent him from imposing new working ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Way Out project for gender equality
Jamaica ObserverOctober 3, 2011

MORE than 19000 people from across the island are set to directly benefit in the coming months from a gender equality and women's empowerment project that was launched by the Bureau of Women's Affairs (BWA) and the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF). ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Investor Advocate Attorney Chris Vernon Named Best Lawyer for Bet-the-Company ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 5, 2011

NAPLES, Fla., Oct 5, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Chris Vernon, of the Naples based law firm Vernon Healy that represents clients facing financial litigation and arbitration, was named this week as Best Lawyers' 2012 Bet-the-Company Litigation...more »

Animal Law
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The Value of Conserving Wildlife
Huffington PostOctober 3, 2011

Of course, this sham calculus disguises the fact that many of these politicians rely on certain big corporate interests hostile to the Endangered Species Act to line their campaign coffers. Despite the protestations of anti-wildlife politicians, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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The 2nd Annual Home Safety & PreparednesExpo
Springfield News-LeaderOctober 1, 2011

All information submitted to the calendar becomes the intellectual property of the Springfield News-Leader (SNL). The SNL reserves the exclusive right to edit, correct, add or remove data from submissions. Submissions containing content deemed obscene, ...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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'Do away with race-based policies'
Free Malaysia TodayOctober 15, 2011

by Teoh El Sen KUALA LUMPUR: Race-based affirmative action in the form of the New Economic Policy is a thing of the past, admitted two Barisan Nasional youth leaders – Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and Gerakan Youth Chief Lim Si Pin, today. ...more »

Airline lobby launches campaign to 'Stop Air Tax Now'
The Hill (blog)October 5, 2011

"Nearly 11 million US jobs are tied to commercial aviation. Increasing airline taxes and fees would kill hundreds of thousands of them," the Website says. "At at time when 25 million Americans are out of work, the White House plan to increase airline ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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4 questions for a pro: Attorney Jeff Riddell
Sarasota Herald-TribuneOctober 29, 2011

His firm, the Riddell Law Group, handles closings, landlord and tenant issues, foreclosures and evictions. He also has a title insurance company. In addition, Riddell has been an expert in tax shelters for the past 25 years, notably 1031 exchanges. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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AmeriAdvance Payday Loan Cash Advance - These Loans With no Faxing Can be Even ...
Emailwire (press release)October 2, 2011

Sensitive information such as credit reports, birth certificates, оr оthеr private data that оther loan companies demand up front аrе not requested. The whole process іѕ completed wіth thе ease аnd simplicity nоt unlike signing up fоr an email account, ...more »

Litigation
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McClatchy to Webcast Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

... opportunities for the company and any other statements about management's future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...more »

Business Law
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Crime QA: Answers to reader questions
Sacramento BeeOctober 2, 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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Military benefits could face the chopping block
My Edmonds News (registration)October 3, 2011

As Washington looks to squeeze savings from entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, another program — the health and pension benefits of military retirees — is growing rapidly; this makes it a prime target for cuts. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Former Bus Driver Facing Child Porn Charges Indicted
WMUR ManchesterOctober 7, 2011

Parents who believe their children might have been victimized or who have information about the case should contact the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children task force at 603-610-7424. Anyone with information on the Kittery investigation ...more »

Personal Injury
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Sacramento Construction Site Accident Lawyers Secure $1000000 Settlement on ...
PR Web (press release)October 6, 2011

The Sacramento construction site accident lawyers at the law firm of Demas & Rosenthal hereby announce that the firm has secured a $1000000 settlement on behalf of a client who was badly injured in an accident that occurred while working at a ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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NRA concerned about implementation of concealed-carry law
Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 5, 2011

Means said he was confident the rules the agency is drafting would strictly comply with the concealed weapons law. "We feel like we are faithfully carrying out our responsibilities," he said. Earlier this year, some Republicans pushed a "constitutional...more »

Professional Malpractice
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LIGGON-REDDING v. ESTATE OF SUGARMAN
Leagle.comOctober 5, 2011

Pennsylvania law requires a plaintiff to file a certificate of merit within 60 days after filing a professional negligence complaint. Liggon-Redding's certificate was due by January 18, 2008, but she did not file a certificate within that time. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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In Advance of Senate Vote, Banking Panel Examines Role of Consumer Financial ...
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 5, 2011

... Berkeley; Katherine Porter, professor of law, University of California-Irvine School of Law; Robert Lawless, professor of law, University of Illinois College of Law; Ray Boshara, senior advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; G. Michael Flores, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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CenterPoint Properties Announces the Completion of Its CEO Transition
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

He is a past Chairman of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. Mike leaves a legacy of unparalleled achievements including such Chicago landmarks as the O'Hare Express airport development and the nation's largest inland port ...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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ESPN insider: Brewers "wrong match-up" for D-backs
Arizona SportsOctober 1, 2011

ESPN insider Keith Law is one of them as he predicts the Brewers to hold off the D-backs in five games. "This just looks to me like the wrong match-up and not the most ideal opponent for them," said Law on the Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf show ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Crime lab memo release appealed by San Francisco District Attorney's Office
San Francisco ExaminerOctober 4, 2011

Such pretrial arguments are standard fare in criminal cases. Indeed, defense attorneys have unsuccessfully sought the memo in other cases. But Gascón's opponents see a larger issue. “Justice is supposed to be blind, but our District Attorney should not ...more »

Bogus IRS Email Turns More Sophisticated
ForbesOctober 9, 2011

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. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 9, 2011

In addition, New York has anti-discrimination laws that are stronger than the FHA. For example, New York civil rights laws make it illegal to refuse to rent to persons based upon characteristics such as marital status and sexual orientation. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Size Matters: Divorce Lawyer Gives Marriage Advice
Above the LawOctober 6, 2011

I asked Newton what were some of the “hot” issues in the world of family law. He said the firm has many cases falling into three categories. First, cases in which one parent seeks to relocate after a marriage are common. These cases tend to be among ...more »

Environmental Law
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Michelle Malkin
Marietta Daily JournalOctober 3, 2011

But the House Budget Committee reported last week: “The president's stimulus law alone included tens of billions in new government subsidies for politically favored renewable-energy interests: $6 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy...more »

Wills & Probate
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Estate lawyer lists 3BD in Greater Uptown
Ultimate MemorialOctober 24, 2011

Her practice focuses on probate, estate planning and wills and trusts. She received her JD from the University of Houston and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 569 home sales in Greater Uptown ...more »

Family Law
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Washington Week: Reform Law Heads to Supreme Court
MedPage TodayOctober 1, 2011

The FDA has come under fire from the device industry for being too slow and unpredictable in its review process. The agency has responded by announcing it would streamline a number of processes and provide better training for staff reviewers. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Program to Lower Workers' Comp Rates for New Employers in Ohio Approved
Insurance JournalOctober 3, 2011

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) board of directors has approved the creation of Grow Ohio, a program targeted toward job creation by lowering workers' comp costs for employers new to Ohio, agency announced. The program could reduce ...more »

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