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Major construction set for I-94 Friday night
Newsradio 620October 1, 2011

By Matt Montgomery & Cody Holyoke Starting Friday night, overnight construction will start, which could mean some traffic headaches for a busy weekend. Engineers with the I-94 project are working to open up a brand new tunnel, but it isn't easy. ...more »

Census kicks off at malls without store owners
Jakarta PostOctober 1, 2011

However, when the nationwide census was officially launched at the Mangga Dua Square shopping center in Jakarta by Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo, Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo and Finance Ministry taxation director general Fuad Rahmany on Friday, ...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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Paul Ryan's Strong Antidote to Obama Health Care: Ramesh Ponnuru
BloombergOctober 4, 2011

Republicans say they want to “repeal and replace” the health-care law President Barack Obama signed last year, but they are a lot more specific about the first half than the second. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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MATTER OF COMMISSIONER OF GENESEE COUNTY DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVS. v. JONES
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously reversed on the law without costs and the matter is remitted to Family Court, Genesee County, for a new hearing. Memorandum: Respondent father appeals from an order confirming the ...more »

Immigration Law
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School Absences, Withdrawals Fueled By Immigration Law Concerns
WHNTOctober 3, 2011

I think our schools will be able to focus on a better education for our children when we can stop pandering to people who come into our country to live and won't bother to learn the language. I forsee smaller classes of students who can speak, write, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Elects Four Members: Anne Owings Ford, Michael J ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

Owen P. Quinn (Chicago) is a litigator who specializes in construction law and real estate litigation as well as commercial and financial services litigation. He has counseled clients in matters involving contract disputes, fraud, civil conspiracy, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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US Law Firm News - BRYAN CAVE LLP ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP ROLES
LawfuelOctober 5, 2011

Peirce has litigation and counseling experience in domestic and foreign antitrust and trade regulation law, class actions, complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Stuart Price will become managing partner of the Irvine, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Sewer pipe spurs lawsuit
Record-SearchlightOctober 7, 2011

JF Shea ultimately loaned Jurin $1.1 million and has yet to recover that money from the bankrupt firm or from First National Insurance Company of America, Jurin's bonding company, the suit said. JF Shea does not fault its subcontractor for the botched ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal activists call for stringent animal cruelty laws
Today's ZamanOctober 9, 2011

Animal rights activists protest against the mistreatment of a stray animal that was tortured in Samsun. The protest was organized on social networking websites in April. Animal rights activists and advo-cates have been urging the government to enforce ...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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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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Some thoughts on a half-baked idea
Chicago TribuneOctober 3, 2011

Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view. Unfortunately, others have been less sanguine. ...more »

FAA workers to get back pay for furloughs
The Hill (blog)October 1, 2011

Federal Aviation Administration employees who were furloughed for nearly two weeks this summer during a congressional impasse over the agency's funding will receive back pay for the time they missed, officials have ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Me, go slow? Perish the thought!
The Nation NewspaperOctober 8, 2011

We have also introduced arbitration into dispute resolution because that is the biggest disincentives to investors. It is difficult for them to re-possess houses when people default, so beneficiaries are going to sign that they may not go to regular ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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When it Comes to Personal Loans, Bad Credit Tends to Get in the Way ...
PR Web (press release)October 1, 2011

Our economy has put many people into bad situations. The other part of that is people are having financial crises, on top of having bad credit. This makes for an especially volatile financial climate. You might be looking for personal loans for bad ...more »

Litigation
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Chamberlain D'Amanda attorneys lauded
MPNnow.comOctober 1, 2011

... Insurance Coverage · Douglas J. Lustig—Bankruptcy: Consumer; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights · Eugene M. O'Connor—Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law; Estate & Trust Litigation · Edward C. Radin—Estate Planning & Probate; Business/Corporate.more »

Business Law
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Divorce Attorney Law Firm Internet Marketing
Justice News FlashOctober 2, 2011

Searching for divorce attorneys on the Internet would make you come across dozens of family law firms and solo divorce attorneys listed on Google places, or the find law business directories online. Dealing with anyone of these is arduous, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Supercommittee May Seek Commission on Federal Pay and Benefits
BusinessWeekOctober 6, 2011

McCain said in a short interview that savings in the “area of military health care” will be part of the discussion with the supercommittee. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that rising health-care costs are “eating us alive. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Folsom man charged with possession of child pornography
Delaware County Daily TimesOctober 5, 2011

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — A 30-year-old construction worker allegedly admitted to possessing videos of children as young as 12 having sex with adults, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Delaware County Internet Crimes Against Children Task ...more »

Personal Injury
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LA Law Firm Benefits from Founder's Expertise on Personal Injury Law
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)October 10, 2011

ES/ — When the average citizen thinks of personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles, they think of unscrupulous ambulance chasers. In fact, there are prominent personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles with legitimate credentials, reputations for the ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Lawyer: PAS cannot go hudud
Malaysia StarOctober 8, 2011

PETALING JAYA: Despite the PAS bravado about implementing the hudud law in Kelantan without the approval of the Federal Government, it cannot be done unless the Federal Constitution and other laws are amended. Human rights and constitutional lawyer ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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ATTORNEY LAWRENCE H. JACOBSON INSTALLED AS 80TH PRESIDENT OF BEVERLY HILLS BAR ...
Westside TodayOctober 7, 2011

With more than 40 years in the practice of real estate law, Lawrence Jacobson has extensive expertise in real estate and business matters, specializing in housing and construction defects, landlord/tenant, legal malpractice, and professional and broker ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Woman sues Walmart over 2 cents, wins against retail giant
DigitalJournal.comOctober 3, 2011

The basis of Bach's complaint was that Walmart's practices violate the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act of 1968. "When they lure you to buy a product at one price, and then they electronically overcharge you by charging a higher price ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Upcoming power of attorney Florida law update webinar for pro bono attorneys
Jacksonville Daily RecordOctober 10, 2011

Morgan's lectures are clear and concise as he explains the likely pitfalls and proper ways of dealing with changes in Florida law. Morgan has written numerous articles and conducted seminars on real property, probate and estate-planning issues. ...more »

Business class justice
The Express TribuneOctober 2, 2011

If our commercial justice system is to be fixed, it will be as a consequence of four things: (1) judicial commitment and recognition of commercial disputes as a high priority matter; (2) a revised, modern and updated domestic arbitration regime; ...more »

Sports Law
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What's Next for Sports Broadcaster Dan McLaughlin?
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

Could two brushes with the law this year force higher-ups to end McLaughlin's talented career? What do you think about the situation? By James Baer I used to get upset with the late sports editor of the St. Louis Globe Democrat. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorney delivers closing argument in Bay City man's sexual misconduct ...
MLive.comOctober 28, 2011

Bennett is charged with seven counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 16 years old and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 16. ...more »

Wonkbook: Obama's big new mortgage plan
Washington Post (blog)October 25, 2011

Health Care The IRS is on track for enforcing health reform, reports Bernie Becker: "The IRS appears to be meeting the technological challenges sparked by the overhaul of the US healthcare system, a new federal audit has found. ...more »

How will retirement age change affect you? Why turning 65 needn't mean the ...
This is MoneyOctober 1, 2011

There is no upper or lower age limit on entitlement to redundancy. Employers will have to pay the statutory minimum to those over 65. Little progress has been made in tackling age discrimination in the workplace – five years after new laws were ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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RTS Offers Services to Support New Swap Execution Facilities as Dodd-Frank Act...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

By RTS Realtime Systems Group 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 ...more »

Environmental Law
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One step closer to more solar
So Md NewsOctober 12, 2011

The move, which will cost the co-op $20 million, still makes good financial sense for SMECO because it saves the cooperative money over the next few years, when it will have to find more and more sources of alternative energy or buy renewable energy...more »

Wills & Probate
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The financial aspects of divorce: transcript of BMO panel
Financial Post (blog)October 7, 2011

Every year more than 100000 individuals in Canada go through a divorce but a new study by BMO has found that most couples are unprepared to deal with the personal, legal and financial consequences of divorce. To examine these matters, BMO has gathered ...more »

Family Law
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Gay Marriage Foes In Mexico Push For 'Family' Law
On Top MagazineOctober 1, 2011

By On Top Magazine Staff Gay marriage foes in the Mexico state of Jalisco are pushing for a new law that would define the concept of “family.” Last year, the city-state of Mexico City legalized gay marriage. While gay and lesbian couples can only ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Call for a fair go for older workers
Blacktown SunOctober 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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