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The law of unintended consequences
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

... taxes and contribute to the economy and the society in myriad ways, will begin to demand better access to government services, greater political representation and, eventually, access to the franchise and other rights that come with citizenship. ...more »

Spirit of the West Adventures Donates to West Coast Environmental Law to Help ...
PR Web (press release)October 1, 2011

In 2011 alone the small sea kayaking company donated over $6000 to non-profit environmental groups including West Coat Environmental Law, the Save our Salmon Foundation, the Wilderness Tourism Association, The Mainland Enhancement of Salmonoid Species ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Legal experts: Loughner's only defense is insanity
The Associated PressOctober 1, 2011

Mike Black, a former federal defender who argued four death penalty cases and is now in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, said the Hinckley verdict caused an outcry and drew nationwide reform that limited the insanity defense ...more »

Health Care Law
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President Obama's health care law not fulfilling promise
The Star-Ledger - (blog)October 2, 2011

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Michael F. Cannon The news that health insurance premiums are again rising rapidly is the latest reminder that President Obama's health care law is producing the opposite of what it promised. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Rangel: Redistricting map hold puts state races in limbo
LubbockOnline.comOctober 1, 2011

About a dozen plaintiffs allege the maps violate the federal Voting Rights Act because Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton — as chairmen of the Senate and House redistricting committees — ignored the explosive growth of ...more »

Immigration Law
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Proponents say new in-state tuition policy 'tenuous'
Providence JournalOctober 2, 2011

“The reason we need to continue in our efforts is it's a tenuous change,” said Roberto Gonzalez, an immigration lawyer and a former chief judge with the Providence Housing Court. “I think we need to nail this down with legislation. ...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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Deal diary: Oct 3, 2011
The Daily DealOctober 2, 2011

Dispute resolution specialist Zar has fought in both corporations' and public agencies' corners across a wide range of sectors. Clients have included America Online Inc. and energy regulator Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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21st Century Holding Company Announces Financial Results Release Date
Insurance News Net (press release)October 27, 2011

Safe harbor statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual ...more »

Animal Law
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Ohio police hunt dangerous animals on loose from preserve
Los Angeles TimesOctober 19, 2011

Lutz declined to say how Thompson had died but said several aggressive animals were near his body when deputies arrived and had to be shot. About 50 law enforcement officers from different agencies were patrolling the 40-acre farm Tuesday night on the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Latest acquisition sees Intellectual Property specialist move to Merseyside
Liverpool Daily PostOctober 4, 2011

INTERNATIONAL intellectual property (IP) law specialist Forresters has expanded its base after acquiring a Merseyside firm. It has bought out the Birkenhead-based patent and trade mark specialists Potts, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney: It's Time For JCPS Litigation To End
WLKY LouisvilleOctober 3, 2011

An attorney, who successfully challenged Jefferson County Public Schools' student assignment plan at the Kentucky Court of Appeals, said it's time to stop the court battles. The court's majority 2-to-1 opinion as it stands would mean JCPS would have to ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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City's new affirmative action officer starts today
Journal TimesOctober 24, 2011

Tim Thompkins, City of Racine Affirmative Action Officer, Tuesday October 18, 2011. / Mark Hertzberg RACINE — The city's new affirmative action officer wants to remove “the stigma” of affirmative action and push for what he ...more »

Aviation Art Contest Entries Needed
Patch.comOctober 5, 2011

The state Department of Transportation's Bureau of Aviation is sponsoring the contest—and entries are due soon! Young artists are invited to display their talents and learn about aviation through an annual art contest sponsored by the state Department ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Don't ignore a court summons
Independent OnlineOctober 4, 2011

They too have failed to file any affidavit indicating why they should not be evicted.” * Dr Sayed Iqbal Mohamed is the chairperson, Organisation of Civic Rights Website: For tenant's rights' advice, contact Pretty Gumede at 031 304 6451. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Clifford Olson — Canada's national monster — dead at 71
Vancouver SunOctober 1, 2011

A monster. He was a personable, charming guy. When he walked into my office, it was the cops that looked bad." "Olson very fully appreciated the nature and quality of what he was doing," said his former lawyer, Shantz. "That probably was the engine ...more »

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Allstate Insurance, Progressive Casualty Insurance settle litigation
Insurance Business ReviewOctober 5, 2011

Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company and Progressive Casualty Insurance Company have agreed to settle litigation involving usage-based insurance and online insurance policy-servicing patents and certain trademarks. ...more »

Business Law
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Krug: Pink edition headed your way Tuesday
Northwest HeraldOctober 2, 2011

As well, a portion of the proceeds from our advertising in the edition will be donated to Centegra Health System Foundation's Breast Care Fund to benefit the Centegra Gavers Breast Center, which means that all of the money will stay right here in ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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States Consider Drug Test Requirement For Benefits
NPROctober 11, 2011

Barry McCaffrey, adjunct professor at the US Military Academy at West Point and former head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Dozens of states are considering laws that would require drug testing for government benefit...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Protect Yourself from Cyber Crime
Patch.comOctober 6, 2011

Also contributing will be Donna Parsons, an instructor of network security at Ocean County College with 25 years experience in computer-based crime protection; and Phil Chaiklin, a technology and security specialist and owner of High Tech Depot, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Tyler couple files personal injury lawsuit after hit-and-run accident
Southeast Texas RecordOctober 3, 2011

TYLER - A Tyler couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit after being involved in a hit-and-run accident. Jerry Alan Garrett and Shanna Lee Garrett filed suit against Richard Craig Loy and AdvoCare International on Sept. 30 in the Eastern District of ...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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CML HealthCare Inc. Declares October Dividend
4-traders (press release)October 19, 2011

... US income tax matters; different regulatory environment characterized by extensive regulation; penalties arising from failure to comply with all regulations; federal and state fraud and abuse laws; loss of licensing, certification or accreditation; ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Brown calls for report on alleged bank fraud of veterans
Washington Post (blog)October 5, 2011

Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio), chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Panel and a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs The two Georgia mortgage brokers who brought the suit said they were ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The John Marshall Law School Leverages Law Practice and Courtroom Technology ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

"We are the only law school in the region to supply iPads as part of a course curriculum, and moving forward we will continue to integrate other law practice and courtroom technologies to improve our law students' educational experience. ...more »

Moms, would-be parents left unprotected
Vancouver SunOctober 15, 2011

It's not like the US, where these contracts are commercial so the surrogate could go after [the intended parents] and sue them or charge them for not paying or leaving her with financial loss," said Rhoads-Heinrich, who was a gestational surrogate in ...more »

Sports Law
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Pitt expects non-revenue sports to benefit from ACC move
Pittsburgh Post GazetteOctober 2, 2011

Most, if not all, of the new revenue created by the move to the ACC will be spent on existing athletic programs at the university, which is why Paul Haagen, co-director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke University, said that conference ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Jesse Mathews' may face death sentence
Chattanooga Times Free PressOctober 16, 2011

Criminal defense attorneys and a university expert in criminal and mental health law say work on death penalty cases is more extensive, time-consuming and demanding for both the prosecution and defense teams. The cases can take years to reach trial and ...more »

Allegheny DA investigating PBAA president
Plum Advance LeaderOctober 20, 2011

The investigation also has focused on whether the group underreported income to the IRS. "(The investigation) is still ongoing," said Mike Manko, spokesman for District Attorney Steven A Zappala Jr. The PBAA, founded in 1959 as the Plum Boro Boy's ...more »

Medical marijuana or employment?
The Morning SunOctober 3, 2011

Medical marijuana users are not allowed to be under the influence of the drug "when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice," as is stated in the law. Continued... There are also prohibitions against using or being under ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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IT solution providers look for electronic waste management opportunities
SearchITChannel.comOctober 4, 2011

Colin Curtis, director of sustainability for Dimension Data, said it makes the most sense to have asset recovery conversations when clients are evaluating new infrastructure investments. The very local nature of e-waste disposal laws around the world ...more »

Environmental Law
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Power Engineering MagazineOctober 7, 2011

The law is aimed at guaranteeing the investors in renewable energy an internal rate of return between 9.9% and 11.8%. Romania hesitates endorsing renewable energy bill on price, technical concerns. The government of Romania reviews the renewable energy...more »

Wills & Probate
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Gardai appeal for witnesses after car crash claims lives of two teenagers
Irish IndependentOctober 2, 2011

The Pink at La Stampa will continue to operate as normal. Dublin landlord Michael Aherne of Terenure Road East, Rathgar, who died on August 9, 2007, has left €5045665 in his will, which went to probate this week. Other wills: Seamus Dardis, farmer, ...more »

Family Law
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President Obama's health care law not fulfilling promise
The Star-Ledger - (blog)October 2, 2011

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Michael F. Cannon The news that health insurance premiums are again rising rapidly is the latest reminder that President Obama's health care law is producing the opposite of what it promised. ...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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