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RCMP cautions YK renters to beware of scams
HQ YellowknifeOctober 1, 2011

The Yellowknife RCMP's commercial crime section is warning people about fraudulent ads popping up on on-line classified sites offering apartment rentals. Two such incidents have been reported in Yellowknife this month. Corporal Jarret MacDonald with ...more »

Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

It wasn't long after officials linked a listeria outbreak with cantaloupe from a Colorado farm that wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits began to be filed. The outbreak, which is the deadliest food crisis in more than a decade, has killed at ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Our View: Chief judge's challenge is to improve system
Rockford Register StarOctober 2, 2011

By Anonymous Congratulations to Judge Joe McGraw, who was selected Wednesday to serve as the chief judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court. The chief judge is responsible for the overall administrative responsibilities of the court, and McGraw will ...more »

Health Care Law
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Ed Lee Vetoes Health Care Reform Bill
Huffington PostOctober 6, 2011

Mayor Ed Lee issued the first veto of his administration on a bill designed to close a loophole in San Francisco's health care law. The amendment, which was proposed by Supervisor David Campos and narrowly passed a sharply divided Board of Supervisors ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Questions raised over appointment of first Welsh Language Commissioner
WalesOnlineOctober 6, 2011

First Minister Carwyn Jones said Ms Huws, pro-vice chancellor at the University of Wales Trinity St David, would act as a champion for the Welsh language in the £95000-a-year role. But there are concerns from both Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives over ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama immigration law cutting Latinos in schools
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Latino students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Videoke bar owners, workers attends orientation on labor laws and children's ...
Philippine Information AgencyOctober 1, 2011

On the other hand, OIC Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer (PSWDO) Cynthia R.dela Cruz explained that Republic Act 9231 or Child Labor Law protects children from the worst forms of child labor like prostitution, pornography, forced labor, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Tribunal considered for strata disputes
The ProvinceOctober 2, 2011

The proposed tribunal would provide a dispute resolution process that is affordable, timely, user friendly and accessible and would improve compliance with the Strata Property Act and Regulations as well as strata corporations' own bylaws. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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US Supreme Court declines to hear West Penn suit against UPMC, Highmark
Leader TimesOctober 3, 2011

The US Supreme Court today declined to hear appeals by UPMC and Highmark Inc. in an antitrust lawsuit brought by West Penn Allegheny Health System. The case now returns to US District Court Judge Arthur Schwab, who in October 2009 dismissed West Penn ...more »

Animal Law
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Cape May County jail inmate saves shelter worker from pit bull attack
Press of Atlantic CityOctober 4, 2011

Schaffer said jail Warden Donald Lombardo has discretion through an administrative law to cut three days from an inmate's sentence. James is back at work at the animal shelter. The stitches are out and her wounds are healing, she said. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Bristol-Myers, Stem Cells, Facebook, Dow: Intellectual Property
BloombergOctober 19, 2011

While patent protection might not be available, European scientists can seek so-called data exclusivity, which protects documentation for as much as eight years and prevents the marketing of competing products based on the same data for up to 10 years, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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A career in law: It's not all court battles and cross-examinations
The IndependentOctober 3, 2011

Likewise solicitors may well pursue personal injury claims for those involved in accidents at work, but this is far from their only function. In fact, the legal profession is very broad and there is often a crossover between the work of solicitors and ...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 »

UPDATE: Local aviation company denies discrimination allegations
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 5, 2011

... or any other discrimination against any employee, vendor, or individual.” The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Guam on Friday. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, representing Armando Perez, issued a press release yesterday. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Evicted Shogun tenants take legal action
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 4, 2011

The Northwest Justice Project and Gonzaga Legal Services in Spokane are working to help these displaced tenants, and filed a civil suit on September 30th against the Shogun Plaza's owner Jong Lee. Under the Washington Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, ...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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Quinn Emanuel Adds High-Profile Litigator Schapiro
The American LawyerOctober 4, 2011

Am Law Daily sibling publication The Am Law Litigation Daily named Schapiro "Litigator of the Week" for his efforts in the case, which included arguing that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act's safe harbor provisions shielded YouTube from liability if ...more »

Business Law
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Identity Ecosystem: Big Brother Logs On
Foster's Daily DemocratOctober 2, 2011

That user would then be barred from accessing the Internet merely for being suspected of a crime. Neither the government nor any single corporation has the right to know every single purchase, transaction and communication a person makes. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney Shares Daily Life of Members of the ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 1, 2011

Contacts: Media Inquiries: Janice Summerby Media Relations Advisor Veterans Affairs Canada 613-992-7468 Codie Taylor Director of Communications Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs 613-996-4649 Jean-Pierre J. Godbout Communications Advisor, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cyber security - better safe than sorry
gulfnews.comOctober 10, 2011

And with the increased use of the internet on phones, these cyber crimes have a whole new playground. As a result there has been a clamour for security related products covering everything from computer security, anti-virus programmes, data theft in ...more »

Personal Injury
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An Overview of How Personal Injury Protection Works
Eva-NewsOctober 23, 2011

Personal injury protection, also termed PIP, represents insurance coverage that people obtain to assist with covering medical bills and other expenses after a motorcycle, truck, or car accident. If one has it, ...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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NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner set Friday
Journal TimesOctober 15, 2011

During her tenure as president, the NBA deployed thousands of lawyers throughout the nation to educate voters regarding new voting laws. The Maryland Bar Foundation awarded her their Professional Legal Excellence Award for her national effort to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Several Make Predictions of Why Second Financial Crisis Won't be Prevented
LoanSafeOctober 7, 2011

Unfortunately, a great deal about banking which actually helped create the financial crisis has been left unchanged,” said Wilmers. Dodd-Frank allows both, “increased concentration in the financial services sector and the emergence of a business model ...more »

Real Estate Law
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In rough real estate market, appraisers feel heat for home sales that fall ...
Plain DealerOctober 2, 2011

Real estate agents say appraisers are being sent from miles away to evaluate homes in unfamiliar neighborhoods, resulting in flawed appraisals and sidelined sales. View full sizePDHarmon takes measurements outside the home in Cleveland. ...more »

Women to Watch: Change of jobs let attorney apply law in new ways
Memphis Commercial AppealOctober 2, 2011

Pam Skelton relaxes at one of her favorite spots, Otherlands coffee shop in Cooper-Young. "This is the perfect time of year in Memphis," the attorney says. Pam Skelton, a former litigator and assistant ...more »

Sports Law
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Police: Brazilian law professor kills female student after she ends three ...
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, timely comments about Washington area sports and teams. If your comments or those of another user measure up, please let Post editors know. Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutors Concede Morton Did Not Murder His Wife
Texas TribuneOctober 3, 2011

... who agreed today in a legal filing that DNA evidence revealed Morton almost certainly was not the killer. "Because new DNA evidence, previously unavailable at trial or at the time of Applicant's prior writ applications through no fault of either ...more »

CAG's latest ambition: Let us audit the Padma Awards now
Indian ExpressOctober 3, 2011

The home ministry has declined a request from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for documents and other material to enable it to carry out an audit of the Padma Awards. The ministry's decision has the backing of India's highest law officer, ...more »

A retirement policy that's past its prime
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteOctober 2, 2011

When federal lawmakers first addressed age discrimination more than 40 years ago, they carved out exceptions, including one for top executives in both the public and private sectors. Purdue's policy applies to that group – administrators in high ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Spur Creation of High Quality Jobs; US's ... (press release)October 10, 2011

“The enactment of benefit corporation law will give entrepreneurs the legal protection they need to maintain their mission and attract needed capital to grow.” “ This is an important and much needed step forward to grow our economy and create more jobs ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solar energy visionary wins 'Alternative Nobel Prize'
eco-business.comOctober 1, 2011

Not just a businessman, he served in parliament, and was instrumental in drafting China's 2005 Renewable Energy Law. In a quote on the Awards website, Ming says: “I have a dream that one day my entire country fellows, even the global citizens, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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A career in law: It's not all court battles and cross-examinations
The IndependentOctober 3, 2011

Likewise solicitors may well pursue personal injury claims for those involved in accidents at work, but this is far from their only function. In fact, the legal profession is very broad and there is often a crossover between the work of solicitors and ...more »

Family Law
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New healthcare law battle: Family planning rules
The Hill (blog)October 1, 2011

A major provision of Democrats' healthcare reform law has stoked a bitter fight over contraceptives. Federal regulators must soon decide whether family planning should be included in the preventive care benefits ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Supreme Court hears arguments on workers compensation, arbitration
JURISTOctober 12, 2011

Greenwood [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on whether claims arising under the Credit Repair Organizations Act [15 USC § 1679 et seq.] are subject to arbitration pursuant to a valid arbitration agreement. ...more »


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