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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 »

How to revise your company's health care strategy in an age of uncertainty
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

... so much stress that employees often use the Federal Medical Leave Act to take time off and are less productive when they finally return to work. Savvy employers are starting to understand the connection between work-related absences, family issues, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judges' war gets new ammo from analyst
Korea TimesOctober 3, 2011

While not overtly taking sides in the power struggle between the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the rebellious Alliance of California Judges (ACJ), a lengthy report by Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor's office seems to side with the former ...more »

Health Care Law
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Five ways to squeeze Medicare
USA TodayOctober 3, 2011

Hospitals that swallowed $155 billion in reduced payments under last year's health law face an additional $50 billion cut under Obama's plan. They, too, have launched an ad campaign and are focusing on the potential job loss at hospitals — often a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Democrats ought to like school choice
Columbus DispatchOctober 2, 2011

The Blue Jackets might also be more interested in the waiver wire than they were a week ago. The future has never been brighter in Columbus. I've covered every training camp since 2000-01, and there's never been this much competition for the final few ...more »

Immigration Law
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Oklahoma's anti-immigration law tough enough
Tulsa WorldOctober 3, 2011

By World's Editorial Writers Finally, some reason and common sense has come from the state Capitol concerning immigration law. Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, House chairman of the legislative joint immigration committee, said last week that no sweeping ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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From Rich State to Poor State
City JournalOctober 5, 2011

If any law needs to be permanently revised, it's CEQA, which enables some of the state's worst abuses of regulatory power. Enacted in 1970 to protect the environment from runaway development, CEQA has morphed into the Swiss Army Knife for NIMBYs—an ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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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 »

Insurance Litigation
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Federal pre-emption cases on upcoming Supreme Court docket
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Independent Living Center of Southern California Inc. et al., involving the federal Medicaid Act. The case, oral arguments of which are scheduled for Monday, is the first case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Under the Medicaid Act enacted in ...more »

Animal Law
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Sri Lanka: Animal-Rights, Multiculturalism And “Purity”
Sunday LeaderOctober 1, 2011

No doubt, the animal-welfare organisations which, going by the letter, congratulated the Minister on his brave act will support such a move, as much deserved as it is long over-due. Of course, Moslems and the slaughtering sheep, particularly at the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Barbara Butler Foster Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication
MarketWatch (press release)October 6, 2011

She is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation and is a member of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The American Intellectual Property Law...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Clean-up time for messy law
Indianapolis StarOctober 1, 2011

Among the many objections that were raised to Indiana's sweeping new immigration law was the prospect of costly, protracted and risky litigation. The warning, sounded by the state's own attorney general among others, came to fruition quickly with a ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Sunday Dialogue: Diversity on Campus
New York TimesOctober 22, 2011

“College Diversity Nears Its Last Stand” (Sunday Review, Oct. 16) offers insight into the legal status of race-based affirmative action in college admissions. Given the good possibility that the Supreme Court will further limit that form of affirmative ...more »

Electric Airplane Wins $1.35 Million Aviation Prize
Environment News ServiceOctober 4, 2011

MOFFETT FIELD, California, October 4, 2011 (ENS) - The largest prize in aviation history was awarded Monday to an electric airplane made in Slovenia that won NASA's Green Flight Challenge. The first place prize of $1.35 million was awarded to team ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant Buyouts Making Comeback
Mission LocalOctober 2, 2011

For tenants, the buyout has more contradictions. Cash can be a lure, and in some instances, landlords will give tenants more than the law requires, but the money can also fail to cover the costs of replacing what are often rent-controlled units in San ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Suite justice at last for fobbed-off furniture customer
Independent Online (blog)October 3, 2011

I spend most of my work week investigating reader complaints about companies failing to honour their Consumer Protection Act (CPA) rights. The complaints pour in – from bus and train coupons and pre-paid data expiring within a short time, ...more »

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Goldcorp Declares Tenth Monthly Dividend Payment for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial ...more »

Business Law
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Judge orders records from dueling Angelo's
Providence JournalOctober 2, 2011

In court, the Providence restaurant's lawyer sought documents of incorporation from the Cumberland restaurant, information on advertising and promotional expenses, sales records and customer lists, beginning in 2008. Also requested were documents on ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Official to present free veterans benefits seminar
Ventura County StarOctober 10, 2011

Some veterans mistakenly think they are ineligible for benefits because they didn't serve in combat, according to Mike McManus, a veteran services officer for Ventura County. "If they served their country and left the military with ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Thailand team cleanses net of royal insults
Hindustan TimesOctober 3, 2011

The technicians work in what is called the Office of Prevention and Suppression of Information Technology Crimes. The government prefers to call it the "war room," the headquarters of a vigorous and expanding campaign to purify the Internet of royal ...more »

Personal Injury
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Officials say revamp needed for auto insurance's personal injury protection
MyCentralJersey.comOctober 7, 2011

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee heard nearly four hours of testimony Thursday about a series of changes planned for auto insurance's personal injury protection, or PIP, which covers medical care for injuries, regardless of ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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High court considers big issues
Lawrence Journal WorldOctober 5, 2011

Jones, will decide whether law enforcement officials may secretly use a global positioning device attached to a suspect's car to track his movements without obtaining a warrant. Three lower federal courts have considered this question. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Best Lawyers Has Named LeRoy H. Wulfmeier, III as the "Detroit Best Lawyers ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 21, 2011

We would like to congratulate LeRoy H. Wulfmeier, III on being selected as the 'Detroit Best Lawyers Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year' for 2012." Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC is ranked as the 12th largest law firm in ...more »

Consumer Protection
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ICICI asked to pay Rs 4000 compensation to credit card holder
IBNLive.comOctober 1, 2011

It was of the opinion that the act of the bank was unwarranted and without following any legal procedure. Hence the bank was responsible for deficiency in services as per the Consumer Protection Act and is required to compensate the complainant, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Goodwin Procter Names 17 New Partners
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Michael T. Jones (Boston, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement). Jones represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of regulatory, civil and criminal investigations by the Securities & Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, ...more »

Upcoming WPL Webinar to Focus on Negotiation Techniques for Construction Contracts
Insurance News Net (press release)October 1, 2011

Preparation of a comprehensive construction contract is the best protection against time-consuming and costly construction claims and disputes. Construction projects succeed or fail as a direct result of terms and conditions in the contract. ...more »

Sports Law
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Instant Impressions: Week 4
ESPNOctober 3, 2011

But Ridley had 10 carries for 97 yards and showed pretty good speed for a 225-pounder on a 33-yard scoring scamper in the third quarter, speed that the Law Firm just doesn't have. Like Shanahan, Belichick is never going to make it easy on fantasy ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Judge tosses out murder case, blaming district attorney's delay tactic
NOLA.comOctober 1, 2011

What's different, defense attorneys gripe, is that the DA also has pushed to try far more cases in criminal court. The number of new felony cases entering the court system rose 64 percent in 2010 from three years earlier, before the DA took office, ...more »

Records reveal growing tensions
Amarillo.comOctober 16, 2011

The IRS automatically revoked the group's tax-exempt status last year after it failed to provide required financial reports to the agency. The organization faces potential federal, state and local tax liabilities and can no longer legally represent ...more »

Retire When You Want To!
Motley Fool UKOctober 3, 2011

In other words, Britain's senior workers now have a legal right to work beyond age 65. This law -- the latest piece in a complex jigsaw of anti-discrimination legislation introduced by the previous Labour government -- should spell the end of ageism in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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LAW: Hemet, Indio courthouse projects up for review
Press-EnterpriseOctober 5, 2011

The 32{+n}{+d} annual Inland Empire Estate Planning Seminar for attorneys, CPAs and professionals is scheduled to start at 1 pm Nov. 9 at Orton Center at the University of Redlands. Topics for breakout discussions include asset protection in California ...more »

Environmental Law
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State's new power purchaser snubs Quinn
Crain's Chicago BusinessOctober 21, 2011

Pat Quinn to head the Illinois Power Agency, has swiftly reversed several Quinn-backed initiatives to foster development of renewable energy in the state, as well as the federally subsidized FutureGen "clean-coal" plant planned for Downstate Meredosia. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Estate Planning For Pets Can Save Lives
PennLive.comOctober 22, 2011

Simply setting aside funds for the pet's care in a will is not enough. Wills take time to probate and only take effect when the owner dies. What happens to the pets during a prolonged illness, and who is the designated caregiver? ...more »

Family Law
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Divorcing Couples Helped Via New Website for Tampa Family Law Attorney
Benzinga (press release)October 9, 2011

The Tampa family law firm Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo reveals their new informative websites for divorce and child custody. The courts pay special attention to the area of family law due to the delicate nature of the issues and the fact that children ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Portugal To Cut Public-Worker Compensation Packages
Wall Street JournalOctober 13, 2011

LISBON (Dow Jones)--Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Thursday unveiled cuts to the compensation packages of public-sector employees and plans to boost value-added-tax revenue as part of a tough new ...more »


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