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Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

Germany returns stolen Namibian skulls
Sky News AustraliaOctober 1, 2011

Researchers determined the region from which the skulls came as well as the sex and age of the victims but say there is no hope of learning their identity or cause of death. The Namibian representatives will return home on Tuesday with a memorial ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Okla. Co. judge delays ruling on abortion law
MSN MoneyOctober 18, 2011

District Judge Daniel Owens heard oral arguments Tuesday from the state and an abortion rights group, but delayed his ruling because the state's brief in the case was filed just hours before the hearing. Scheduled to become law Nov. ...more »

Health Care Law
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In U-turn, White House drops part of health care law
The Virginian-PilotOctober 15, 2011

Most people who buy commercial long-term care insurance choose larger benefit packages. If CLASS benefits were not competitive, the people who would gravitate to the program would likely be those who couldn't qualify for commercial coverage because ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Fed coalition refiles fishing rules changes
Gloucester Daily TimesOctober 17, 2011

The Flexibility and Access in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act, the rallying point for an unprecedented mass meeting of fishermen from all three coasts in February 2010, was filed in late September but announced last week by Jones' office. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law: Drag on development
WALA-TV FOX10October 18, 2011

(WALA) - Alabama's new illegal immigration law "is well-intentioned but will be costly to the state economy", according to Samuel Addy, Director and Research Economist from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Culverhouse College of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Colombia's green party is driven by politics, not environmental concerns
The Guardian (blog)October 31, 2011

The US congress passed the long-delayed trade deal earlier this month, and it was subsequently signed into law by President Barack Obama on what Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, declared a "historic day" for his country. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Can VoIP replace traditional voice services: Myth or fact?
ZDNetOctober 7, 2011

A simple one server implementation can include the Front-End server with collocated Mediation server, and a SIP trunk to connect to an ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider). Also, since Lync uses Active Directory for authentication and directory ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Legislature makes settlement offer to end workers' comp lawsuit
Little Falls Evening TimesOctober 28, 2011

21 and awarded the amount of $2074711.44 to the self-insurance plan against the town of Frankfort, $2451108.87 against the village of Herkimer and $1667704.09 against the village of Ilion as of Sept. 20. In addition, the judgment said the three ...more »

Animal Law
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New state initiatives range from animal rights to workers' rights
Verde IndependentOctober 2, 2011

... what laws the initiative would repeal. As crafted, the proposal would amend Arizona statutes to say there is no criminal liability "for conduct that did not harm, or will not bring harm to, another person, another person's property, or animal.'more »

Intellectual Property
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BorgWarner, Apple, BT Porn-Filter, Ward & Smith: Intellectual Property
BloombergOctober 27, 2011

Kodak takes its fiduciary duties “very seriously” and shares bondholders' desire to obtain fair market value for the sale of its intellectual property, the company said in an e- mailed statement responding to the creditor letter. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Del. judge frustrated with docket, tees off on asbestos attorney
Legal News LineOctober 31, 2011

"Even if the court takes plaintiffs' counsel at his word - that he did not intentionally misrepresent the result of the McNulty case - there is no place in this complex and demanding litigation for any attorney to file papers without confirming the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Backdoor affirmative action
Los Angeles TimesOctober 6, 2011

(Robert Galbraith / Reuters) As much as this page exhorted Californians to vote against Proposition 209 in 1996, the constitutional amendment that bars affirmative action in state hiring and admissions at public colleges is now the law, having survived ...more »

Landmark Aviation Begins Operations at Tampa International Airport (TPA)
AMTOnline.comOctober 17, 2011

(Houston, TX – October 17, 2011) Landmark Aviation officially began operations on Saturday, October 8th at Tampa International Airport. “We are excited to finally be a part of the Tampa International Airport and surrounding communities,” President ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New law OKs posting political signs on apartments
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

In a state Supreme Court opinion in 2001, then-Chief Justice Ronald George suggested that a tenant's display of political signs was protected by the right of free speech under the California Constitution. Unlike the US Constitution's First Amendment, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Dodgers, EPA Rules, Immigration Law, Innkeepers in Court News
BusinessWeekOctober 12, 2011

Those and others may be affected by his rulings on whether Picard can recoup funds protected by the so- called safe-harbor law that governs securities transactions. The case is Picard v. ABN Amro Bank (Ireland), 11-cv-06877, US District Court, ...more »

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The science of asbestos: The arguments for juries
Legal News LineOctober 31, 2011

Peacock wrote, "The use of mass screenings is symptomatic of both silica and asbestos litigation... However, these are not medical screenings meant to identify patients with diseases needing treatment, but rather legal screenings seeking to identify ...more »

Business Law
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Upcoming Panel: Representative, Sheriffs, CIS Analyst Discuss Crime Challenges ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veterans enjoying benefits of Operation Baby Shower
Deseret NewsOctober 3, 2011

Marine veteran Diaz never thought of the VA for her pregnancy until they contacted her to tell her about her benefits and her services. She was surprised to learn the VA offers prenatal and maternity care. Military veteran moms and expectant moms ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Computer work from Bedford leads to arrest of W.Va. man
Roanoke TimesOctober 20, 2011

... to the arrest Tuesday in Farmville of a West Virginia man, according to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Eric James Porter, 31, of Ranger, W.Va., was arrested on charges involving computer solicitation of a child. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Endorses Ban on Truck and Bus Drivers Using ...
PR Web (press release)October 7, 2011

Lexington accident and injury lawyer Frank Jenkins III of Frank Jenkins Law Office says that eliminating distractions among commercial drivers will significantly reduce the likelihood of deadly vehicle crashes. Lexington personal injury lawyer Frank M. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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GOP candidates would cut federal judges' power
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 23, 2011

AP WASHINGTON — Most of the Republican presidential candidates want to wipe away lifetime tenure for federal judges, cut the budgets of courts that displease them or allow Congress to override Supreme Court rulings on constitutional...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Malpractice Carrier Need Not Cover Solo's Legal Work at Accounting Firm, Judge ...
Texas LawyerOctober 3, 2011

In 1999 and 2000, Falk and his Moore Stephens colleagues were preparing a qualified personal residence trust for the Ventrice family, relating to property in Islamorada, Fla., in which Ann Ventrice held an interest. In October 2000, Falk left Moore ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Position Limits Rumors Become Reality: CFTC Adopts Final Position Limits Rule ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 25, 2011

... a final rule regarding position limits for certain physical commodity derivatives ("Final Rule") pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA"), as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act"). ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate law firm dressed as foreclosure victims for Halloween
AMERICAblog (blog)October 30, 2011

Say you worked for a Law Firm that specialises in real estate financing and foreclosure work and you wanted to hold a Halloween party - what theme would you choose? Wouldn't it be hilarious if your staff ...more »

Who's financing HISD trustee campaigns? Vendors who do business with district
Your Houston NewsOctober 31, 2011

School board members' ties to district vendors – and their level of involvement in who gets lucrative contracts – have been under intense public scrutiny in recent months. The campaign finance data additional questions about what vendors expect in ...more »

Sports Law
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Taxpayer dollars for sports stadiums?
MyFox Tampa BayOctober 25, 2011

TAMPA - State Senator Michael Bennett says he will introduce a bill requiring a voter referendum for construction of professional sports stadium using public money. The Republican from Bradenton proposed a similar law two years ago, but says it died in ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorney requests Demjanjuk return to US
Jerusalem PostOctober 24, 2011

By JTA A federal public defender in Ohio has filed a request last week to bring Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk back to the United States. Attorney Dennis Terez in his request last week to US District Judge Dan Aaron Polster claimed that prosecutors ...more »

KPMG vows to remain a multi-disciplinary firm
Financial TimesOctober 23, 2011

One draft measure could oblige a network making more than €1.5bn a year from EU audits to hive off its advisory arm. Even though it might well not make it into law, Mr Andrew said this mooted reform was “creating an environment of uncertainty among our ...more »

Transgender law, others go into effect
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 1, 2011

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: It becomes a misdemeanor crime, subject to a $1000 fine and possible jail time, to willfully post publicly the Social Security card number of another person. FORECLOSURE FRAUD REFORM: Homeowners facing foreclosure will have ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Is Kodak in trouble?
News 10NBCOctober 3, 2011

The stock lost more than half its value Friday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Kodak had hired a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy and restructuring. Kodak has said it has no intention of filing for bankruptcy but the rumors are hard ...more »

Environmental Law
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Jatropha as alternative fuel a bust
MalayaOctober 4, 2011

The official said that the remaining amount could be used to develop other forms of alternative fuels. The Biofuels Act of 2006 mandates mixing of 1 percent of biodiesel in diesel and 5 percent of ethanol in gasoline for the first four years of the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Candidates for office discuss job with board
Asbury Park PressOctober 19, 2011

In 2011, so far, Peters has spoken to 50 groups about wills and probate, she said. “I'ma very hands-on manager,” said Peters. “I've worked really hard and have done a good job.” “I thought the efficiency can be improved,” Steinhorn said. ...more »

Family Law
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Families share hugs, tears before 115th leaves
Times DailyOctober 31, 2011

Family and friends spent the law few minutes together as the dark skies of the night gave way to the gray of a new dawn, just before the sun peaked over the tops of nearby trees and buildings. For some, it was the first time loved ones prepared to part ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' compensation insurance to increase for Colorado employers
Denver PostOctober 28, 2011

Colorado employers will see a 3.7 percent increase in the premiums they pay for workers' compensation insurance next year. The Colorado Division of Insurance said Thursday that the 2012 increase in the "loss costs" component of workers' ...more »


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