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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 »

Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Wappingers school board member: Alleged misconduct involves education law
Poughkeepsie JournalOctober 1, 2011

Board of Education Member Aziz Ashan said misconduct allegations involving trustees Marilynn Shultz and John Lumia "lean toward" administrative matters involving state and federal education law. The Wappingers Central School District Board of Education ...more »

Health Care Law
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Affordable care?
Salt Lake TribuneOctober 2, 2011

The Affordable Care Act became the law of the land in 2010. Health insurance premiums shot up 9 percent in 2011. That's the sharpest hike in six years, triple the rate of overall inflation and more than four times the rate at which workers' earnings ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Al Qaeda Figure Killed; Listeria Toll Rises
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Reebok International, a unit of Adidas, agreed to pay $25 million in customer refunds to settle charges of false advertising brought by the FTC over the shoemaker's claim that its "toning shoes" could work better than normal footwear to whip muscles ...more »

Immigration Law
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Local farmer says new immigration law is impacting her farm in a major way
Alabama's13.comOctober 9, 2011

Ellen Jenkins said most, if not all, of her workers left after the new immigration law was passed. (more) It takes strong hands and a flexible back to pick tomatoes; however, Alabama's new immigration law may not bend so easily - and that left farmer ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Neosho council agenda set for Tuesday
Neosho Daily NewsOctober 2, 2011

The meeting begins at 7 pm at the city hall council chambers, 203 E. Main St. Under old business, the council is scheduled to take a final vote on reorganizing the city's economic development sales tax advisory committee. At its last meeting, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Hello... can anybody hear me?
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 4, 2011

ACMA would also like to see higher standards of dispute resolution and internal complaints handling. For example, the industry should adopt the same definition of ''complaint'' as other companies. And, importantly for travellers, it would like telcos ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Triple-S Management Awarded Five Regions of Puerto Rico Medicaid Plan
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

... Triple-S Management provides non-Blue Cross Blue Shield branded life and property and casualty insurance in Puerto Rico. This document contains forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...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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Kilopass Non Volatile Memory XPM Intellectual Property Core Holds ...
Design and Reuse (press release)October 4, 2011

Santa Clara, Calif., October 4, 2011 –– Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that its XPM IP is integrated into a Haier Set Top Box (STB) decoder SoC ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Baron & Budd, PC Sponsors Distribution of Mesothelioma E-book
Mesothelioma NewsOctober 3, 2011

DALLAS (October 3, 2011) –To help educate mesothelioma patients and their families about the asbestos cancer, the national law firm of Baron and Budd is sponsoring the e-book release of CURE media group's Understanding Mesothelioma. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Divisions rock AAG
The Zimbabwe StandardOctober 16, 2011

BY OUR STAFF FOUR provincial executives of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) have passed a vote of no confidence in the national executive for failing to represent the interests of its constituency. The provinces that want the entire national ...more »

Naval Aviation: The Next 100 years
Second Line of DefenseOctober 4, 2011

ABOARD USS WASP, At sea – The Navy and Marine Corps Team made more remarkable naval aviation history today as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp's (LHD-1) flight deck, the first at sea vertical landing for ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenants Dig In as Sale of Drexel Arms and Georgian Approaches
Patch.comOctober 19, 2011

"They are tenants under the law. The proper way to evict a tenant is to file an action for eviction with the Superior Court." Owners can be required to give tenants as much as 18 months notice ahead of mandatory eviction, according to Kenneth M. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Wife stands by husband accused of murder
MetroWest Daily NewsOctober 1, 2011

Lawyers for Treefon Manoloules, the first man to stand trial, have argued that the man's son didn't say anything about his father being involved until he'd been behind bars for nearly a year. Deborah Manoloules, when questioned about the events of Sept ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation Fears Nix Proposed Land Swap
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

"That has nothing to do with what the attorney said other than the attorney told us getting into litigation is just not useful," she added. Councilman Matt Kilroy, who was also on hand for the Sept. 26 joint meeting, commented that he believes it the ...more »

Business Law
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Lawyer denies report that Travolta met Gotti widow
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 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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Supercommittee May Seek Commission on Federal Pay and Benefits
BusinessWeekOctober 5, 2011

McCain said in a short interview that savings in the “area of military health care,” will be part of the discussion with the supercommittee. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that increasing health-care costs are “eating us alive. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cyber crims making the net a battlefield
NinemsnOctober 5, 2011

Graham Ingram is the general manager of AusCERT, the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team, a private group housed at the University of Queensland. He told Wednesday's session of the National Identity and Hi-Tech Crime Symposium on the Gold Coast ...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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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 »

Professional Malpractice
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Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act: No Captive Insurance Impact ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)October 14, 2011

Captives are typically used for corporate lines of insurance such as property, general liability, products liability, or professional liability. Growth sectors of the captive insurance industry include securitization, professional medical malpractice...more »

Consumer Protection
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In Advance of Senate Vote, Banking Panel Examines Role of Consumer Financial ...
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 5, 2011

... Berkeley; Katherine Porter, professor of law, University of California-Irvine School of Law; Robert Lawless, professor of law, University of Illinois College of Law; Ray Boshara, senior advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; G. Michael Flores, ...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 »

Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House
OCRegisterOctober 3, 2011

"The Republicans seem to be ready to punch small business in the stomach when they are just getting back on their feet," said Tyler Moran, policy director at National Immigration Law Center. "Ultimately Republican leadership is going to have to make ...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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Attorney Asks Separate Trials For Pair Charged In Pastor's Murder
The ChattanooganOctober 3, 2011

A defense attorney is asking for separate trials in the case in which two people are charged in the slaying of a minister at his Glenwood home last Oct. 10. Attorney Dan Ripper said Antonio Henry, 25, and Brendan Barnes, 16, "are both pointing at each ...more »

IRS offers employers partial amnesty
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 6, 2011

They are not really independent contractor duties," says Jim Brown, an employment lawyer with Sedgwick. Employers in California might be especially reluctant to enter the IRS program because "it is the most dangerous state for wage and hour litigation ...more »

Coming from the Capitol today
Tallahassee.comOctober 4, 2011

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM DISCUSSED: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will discuss a federal review of the state's long-term care ombudsman program, which has faced repeated controversies this year. (10:45 am, 401 Senate Office ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Jersey Elder Law Firm Offers Free Asset Protection Seminar
Cape May County Herald (press release)October 3, 2011

By Press Release The respected Begley Law Group will host free seminars in October to help individuals and their loved ones learn how to properly plan for nursing home care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and ...more »

Environmental Law
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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: On BP spill, the gang's all here
The Hill (blog)October 12, 2011

30, but a separate component of the program authorized in a 2005 energy law continues. Republicans float bill to block Grand Canyon uranium mining ban: Reps. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation Wednesday to prevent ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Mahoning/Shenango Planned Giving Council Lauches 'Leave a Legacy' Campaign
Youngstown Business JournalOctober 12, 2011

People put off writing their wills, creating trusts and setting up estate plans, Brozik and Judge Mark Belinky, who presides over the probate division of Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas, noted. "It's really simple to take that first small step," ...more »

Family Law
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Tough new immigration law hits Alabama farmers
WXIA-TVOctober 4, 2011

CHANDLER MOUNTAIN, AL-- Chad Smith's family grows tomatoes on a mountaintop in rural northeast Alabama, and ships them from here to Canada. The summer's crop has been good. But Smith sees thousands of overripe tomatoes rotting alongside his vines, ...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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