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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

US Federal Contractor Registration Helps Contractors Find FEMA Contracts (press release)October 1, 2011

Doing so can result in being awarded a contract on the spot. In order to be considered eligible for any federal contracts, vendors must have a DUNS number and have completed their CCR registration and ORCA. For FEMA contracts, businesses must also ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Public hearing set on zoning amendment
Buffalo NewsOctober 5, 2011

The Amherst Town Board on Monday scheduled a public hearing for the regular Town Board meeting at 7 pm Nov. 7 on a proposed law that would amend a new zoning classification. The board approved the Traditional Neighborhood Business designation last year ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
CBS NewsOctober 3, 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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Will Jets limit red-hot Wes Welker?
ESPNOctober 7, 2011

When Schaub takes a shot, I think he's going to Jones. 9. Is Mario Manningham still in the doghouse? Anyone watching the Giants beat the Cardinals last week had to notice Super Mario's disappearing act: He didn't play in two-receiver sets at all in the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Obama Camp Slams GOP Field: In Line With Tea Party — Not Most Americans
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 3, 2011

Only the TEA PARTY has guaranteed to its millions of members that our immigration laws will be strictly held to the highest degree. The border must be our first line of protection against the criminals of every designation, and those who come here ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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US HOT STOCKS: PPD, Yahoo, Arch Coal, Kodak, Wolverine World Wide
Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2011

Chief Executive Moshe BenBassat also pointed to new contracts nearing closure. Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS, $17.20, +$1.77, +11.47%) received a contract worth up to $1.25 billion to supply the US government with 44.75 million doses of anthrax ...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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Towers Watson Expands Investment Services for Insurers and Reinsurers With ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

This document contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements and other forward-looking statements in this document by words such as "may," "will," ...more »

Animal Law
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Protect dolphins from slaughter
MiamiHerald.comOctober 3, 2011

This new paradigm offers hope of making the dual stains on our legacy of dolphin captivity and dolphin slaughter a thing of the past. Ira Fischer is an attorney-at-law in Delray Beach. He devotes his retirement to the cause of animal welfare through ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Two held for intellectual property theft
Deccan ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

The two are charged of intellectual property theft by stealing the drawings, designs and other data. According to police, Mr Rao and Mr Patel, as promoters of SMSIPL, had entered into assets purchase agreement with AESSEAL worth Rs 17.2 crore on ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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BMHA facing penalties from EPA
WIVBOctober 3, 2011

The EPA issued a compliance order on the Housing Authority, which could be fined up $25000 a day until the asbestos is removed. BMHA officials declined comment, but Housing Authority attorney Adam Perry did issue a brief statement saying in part, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Does Affirmative Action Work?
Claremont Port SideOctober 5, 2011

Last Thursday, in a ballroom energetically charged with dozens of young college students just ending a week of midterms, expert panelists deliberated the merits of affirmative action. Although the Pomona Student Union organized event was ...more »

Aviation program remembers its roots
Hesston College News and SportsOctober 3, 2011

Peachey was President when the aviation program was launched in 1970 and was a major advocate of the program from its inception. Aviation has had a home at Hesston College for 41 years, and during the college's annual homecoming celebration Sept. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Judge aims to protect rights of poor
WIVBOctober 6, 2011

New York State's Chief Judge, Jonathan Lippman, was in Buffalo to preside over a panel fighting for the legal rights of the poor, specifically those who can't afford lawyers in civil matters, like landlord-tenant disputes and child support cases, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Pelican Pools forced into bankruptcy
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Under personal bankruptcy law, a homesteaded home, one automobile and some other assets cannot be seized in personal bankruptcy. “Debtor estimates that, after any exempt property is excluded and administrative expenses paid, there will be no funds ...more »

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Alternatives to litigation
Irish TimesOctober 2, 2011

A joint reception with the American Bar Association International Law Section, sponsored by Matheson Ormsby Prentice, follows the conference's close. For further information contact Mandy Sawier at »

Business Law
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Global Crackdown on Online Peddlers Nets $6.3 Million in Drugs
PCWorldOctober 1, 2011

In August, for example, Google, in one of the largest settlements of its kind in history, agreed to pay the US government $500 million to settle a case against the company involving the use of its advertising platform, AdSense, to facilitate the ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veterans Say Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Not Worth Sacrifice
ABC News (blog)October 5, 2011

... of the conflict in Afghanistan – America's longest war – a new poll finds just 34 percent of US veterans of the post-9/11 military believes that both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were worth fighting given the costs and benefits to the US. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Deer Isle-Stonington schools employee arrested on child porn charges
Bangor Daily NewsOctober 4, 2011

“The case began about a month ago when Computer Crime Unit members were researching suspects in Maine that had been observed sharing child pornography on the Internet,” Sgt. Glenn Lang, who supervises the State Police Computer Crime Unit, ...more »

Personal Injury
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“NTSB Proposed Ban on Cell Calls and Texting by Commercial Truck and Bus ...
News Junky JournalOctober 6, 2011

The proposal, announced on September 13, is a sound first step in preventing catastrophic accidents — and long overdue, says Miami personal injury lawyer Francisco Viñas. “Tractor-trailer accidents are never fender benders,” says Viñas, a veteran ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Supreme Court May Enter 2012 Election With Politicized Docket
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

The broadcasting case, likely to be argued in January, is perhaps the most significant of the court's business cases. The court will decide whether federal regulators are violating the Constitution by imposing fines for on-air profanities and nudity. ...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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House Panel Upbeat About Proposed FTC Update to Child Online Protection Law
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)October 5, 2011

A Federal Trade Commission proposal to update the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act got largely positive reviews from both Democrat and Republican members of a House subcommittee at a hearing today. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Upcoming real estate events
Detroit Free PressOctober 2, 2011

Lori Chmura of Middleton Training will present an update on real estate law and practices for six hours of state-mandated real estate continuing education. Only one of the two classes is required. $80 registration fee for BIA members, ...more »

Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

This is an appeal from an order granting summary judgment in a breach of contract action. The primary issue is whether an attorney and/or a law firm is liable on a contract negotiated on behalf of a client when the contract provides that both the ...more »

Sports Law
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Peugot goes 1-2 in American Le Mans Series finale
USA TodayOctober 2, 2011

8 Peugeot Sport Total entry to victory Saturday night in the American Le Mans Series' season-ending Petit Le Mans. The Peugeot 908 had a long battle with the No. 1 Audi that ended with three hours to go in the 1000-mile race when the two touched, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Komisarjevsky's Attorneys Seek To Curb State's Closing Argument
Hartford CourantOctober 11, 2011

A 13-page motion filed by the defense Friday afternoon requests the court to prohibit prosecutors from arguing theories of criminal liability that "deviate or diverge" from theories prosecutors proposed during closing arguments in the trial of Hayes, ...more »

IRS offers employers partial amnesty
San Antonio ExpressOctober 7, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a partial amnesty program for employers who voluntarily reclassify independent contractors as employees for future tax years. That could be good news for some independent contractors who ...more »

Business Briefs: Special event for older workers
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 15, 2011

And “Myths of Maturity: Overcoming Age Discrimination,” presented by Dick Gaither, owner, of Job Search Training Systems, Inc. The event is sponsored by Workforce Investment Board of Will County and Workforce Services Division of Will County. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Compliance: A Key Cornerstone of Operational Due Diligence
FINalternativesOctober 20, 2011

Regulation helps customers of the investment industry by improving protection of their assets and helps service providers by increasing public confidence in financial services and financial markets. Managers will generally be required to register with ...more »

Environmental Law
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Saudi Electric Company inaugurates Saudi Arabia's first solar power plant
RenewableEnergyWorld.comOctober 19, 2011

As Saudi Arabia is expected to introduce a National Renewable Energy Law this autumn, all eyes are currently on the Kingdom as a wealth of opportunities in the solar market look set to open up. ...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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Local group seeks family law reforms
Sarnia ObserverOctober 4, 2011

Ontario's family law system isn't working and needs to change, according to a Sarnia-Lambton group. Canadians For Family Law Reform, a grassroots group that formed recently, held its second public meeting Tuesday, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Former Maryland Insurance Commissioner Orr Joins Workers' Comp Insurer
Insurance JournalOctober 3, 2011

Former Maryland Insurance Commissioner R. Steven Orr has joined Towson, Md.-based IWIF Workers' Compensation Insurance as senior vice president of information systems. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing all aspects of IWIF's ...more »


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