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Schools Consider Whether To Accept Major Advertising
WFMY News 2October 1, 2011

Whatever the case may be Guilford County wants to have some kind of policy in place. They hope to take next several months to come up with a policy. Davidson County Schools does not have a policy that allows major outside advertising. ...more »

Bud Wright: Anti-gay bill more 'mean-ing down' of America
The Daily AdvanceOctober 1, 2011

It is a genetic component of the human makeup, like left or right-handedness, or eye color. Gay and lesbian individuals are people – no more, no less. They have the same rights and dreams that all people have. In the final analysis, we are all just ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Detention hearing set for man accused of Pentagon plot
CNNOctober 3, 2011

A law enforcement official said Ferdaus posed no immediate danger to the public because undercover operatives kept in close contact with him. There is no information suggesting he was connected to a foreign terrorist organization, the source said, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Law sets rules for collection of medical bills
Colorado Springs GazetteOctober 1, 2011

An amendment to the law enacted a year after it went into effect added a provision that says a violation of the law cannot serve as the basis for a claim under another statute, the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Resourceful lawyers had ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Full Cast Announced for HELLO! MY BABY at Goodspeed
Broadway WorldOctober 5, 2011

Ms. Steinkellner wrote the book for the current Broadway and West End hit Sister Act and for Goodspeed's Princesses at The Norma Terris Theatre. New music and arrangements are by Georgia Stitt whose musicals include Big Red Sun (winner of the Harold ...more »

Immigration Law
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The inside story: Univision's war with Rubio over immigration, drug report
MiamiHerald.com (blog)October 2, 2011

If Rubio appeared on Al Punto —Univision's national television show where the topic of immigration would likely be discussed — then the story of his brother-in-law's troubles would be softened or might not run at all, according to Univision insiders ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith wants to make the ...
Louisville Courier-JournalOctober 9, 2011

In addition to education, Galbraith is calling for programs to encourage bio-industrial development, clean up the environment and help Kentucky transition from coal. He opposes the coal mining process known as mountaintop removal and said he is ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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DLA bulks up Dubai arbitration group with Norton Rose hire
The LawyerOctober 3, 2011

Quinlan has advised on a range of arbitrations in London, at the International Chamber of Commerce and at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, as well as in the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. According to the firm, arbitration in ...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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West Hollywood nears approval of first fur ban in U.S.
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Taking a stand for animal rights over fashion, the tiny, tony municipality of West Hollywood is poised to become the first US city to ban the sale of fur clothing within its boundaries. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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RWS buys stake in US patent firm for $5.8m
ShareCastOctober 11, 2011

LONDON (SHARECAST) - Intellectual property support services firm RWS has acquired a one third interest in US patent filing solutions provider inovia Holdings for $5.8m, and signed an agreement to buy up the remaining share capital. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney shuffle sparks dispute among officials
Northwest HeraldOctober 2, 2011

He said Leist is no longer handling the case because of “procedural posture” but declined to comment further because it is pending litigation. “It's been pending for 18 months,” Bianchi said. “I expect an expeditious resolution. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court set to open crucial term
Los Angeles TimesOctober 3, 2011

Since then, generations of law students have been taught that in matters of economics and business, Congress makes the law and the court stands aside. If the court were to void the individual mandate, it would put healthcare reformers in a box. ...more »

West Star Aviation Expands Hawker Beechcraft Authorized Service Center Authority
AMTOnline.comOctober 10, 2011

E. Alton, IL, October 10, 2011 – West Star Aviation, Inc announced the expansion of ratings and locations to its Authorized Service Center Agreement with the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The expanded ratings included in the Authorized Service Center ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlords fume over 'blacklist' of rental property violations
TribLocalOctober 12, 2011

Some fear it unnecessarily targets students, makes finding affordable housing near campus more difficult, and hurts a landlord's ability to find tenants. Meanwhile, city officials stress that the law is a matter of safety. “The city of Evanston has ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Credit Repair Co. Settles Class Action For $12.5M
Law360 (subscription)October 1, 2011

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 2:09 PM ET) -- Credit repair firm Lexington Law on Thursday agreed to pay up to $12.5 million in in-kind services to settle proposed class action claims in California that it illegally blocked ...more »

Litigation
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Ex-Lehman Officials Win Dismissal of Retirement Account Case
BusinessWeekOctober 6, 2011

... plan from liability to thousands of former Lehman employees, who lost hundreds of millions of dollars of retirement savings when Lehman filed for bankruptcy.” “We believe the decision overlooked the facts and misapplied the law,” Rifkin said. ...more »

Business Law
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Facebook Privacy, Raymond James-Finra, Furukawa: Compliance
BusinessWeekOctober 3, 2011

Ecuador's congress yesterday approved a new anti-monopoly law granting the president increased powers to regulate market concentration and fine companies for unfair business practices. The law was approved with 67 votes, according to a statement ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Activists push partner benefits for military gays : 2011-10-06
Washington TimesOctober 6, 2011

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) already has stated that it wants benefits for the partners of gay troops as well as for President Obama to lift the ban on “transgenders” serving openly. Its manifesto, “Beyond Repeal,” lists more goals. ...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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Ballard Designs Step Stool Recall: Falls, Injuries Reported
AboutLawsuits.comOctober 5, 2011

Two users reported falling and suffering a personal injury as a result of the step stools. The CPSC said in the recall notice that the problem is linked to plastic tabs on the feet, which can cause the stools to become unstable. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The rule of law
Leadership MagazineOctober 11, 2011

In the United Sates a senior politician is even suggesting that president Barack Obama might be open to impeachment for violation of that country's Constitution and the rule of law. Republican congressman Ron Paul, running for his party's nomination as ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Miss. SC overturns sanctions against med-mal plaintiff
Legal News LineOctober 3, 2011

(Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week that a trial court erred in dismissing a man's second medical malpractice claim against a doctor and hospital. Plaintiff Richard Compere appealed the Hinds County Circuit Court's ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Regulatory Changes for Top U.S. Companies Produce New Corporate Governance ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 12, 2011

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A little more than a year has passed since US public companies first experienced the brave new world of regulatory reform created by the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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MGPA plans to launch Asian Real Estate special fund for German investors
Property Magazine InternationalOctober 2, 2011

The independent private equity real estate advisor MGPA intends to launch a core plus special fund under German investment law, aimed at making investments in the Asian region. The focus will be on established markets such as Hong Kong, Singapore, ...more »

Combine Solicitation - Psychologist Services At The Ft. Yates Indian Health ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 4, 2011

SE, Room 309 Aberdeen, SD 57401 Or fax to 605-226-7669 or email robyn.lecompte@ihs.gov Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government must register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award. ...more »

Sports Law
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Concussion awareness grows, even on the high school gridiron
ReporterNews.comOctober 8, 2011

1, HB 2038 (better known as "Natasha's Law") codifies many of the precautions that coaches for football and other sports already practiced in the event of head injuries. It's named after Natasha Helmick, a soccer player from Allen who battled ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Levine steals from friend and then sends a bill
WBEZOctober 17, 2011

Defense attorneys for William Cellini are delving into the criminal history of the government's star witness, Stuart Levine, in an attempt to convince jurors that they shouldn't believe anything he says. ...more »

IRS, Federal Prosecutors Cracking Down on California Marijuana Dispensaries
NoozhawkOctober 7, 2011

IRS media relations specialist Anabel Marquez said she couldn't comment since the move involved private taxpayer information. She did say an IRS audit can include six years of returns, but usually only goes back that far if “a substantial error” is ...more »

Hood appears to have weathered a bruising campaign
Jackson Clarion LedgerOctober 26, 2011

Second, Simpson has hammered Hood with pay-for-play accusations for tossing outside counsel contracts to his trial lawyer campaign contributors. In 2007, Gulf Coast attorney Al Hopkins - a retired major general in the Mississippi National Guard and a ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Envisions 'New Economic World Order' no longer dominated by 1 superpower
WND.comOctober 14, 2011

17, 2010, he gave a speech to the Swiss and Global Asset Management group in which his Power Point presentation, available online stated the US is mired in Japanese-style malaise because of "greater inequality" and "weaker social protection. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Obama's energy chief defends clean energy loans
Chem.InfoOctober 2, 2011

... defended on Saturday a loan guarantee program that has provided billions of dollars for solar energy and other renewable energy projects. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said a stimulus law program that expired Friday will help develop the world's ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Neil Rogers' money woes
MiamiHerald.comOctober 9, 2011

“It's fair to say that whatever's left (about $500000, according to probate records in Broward County) is going to the IRS,” said Fort Lauderdale lawyer Norman Kent, Rogers' manager, agent and confidante. “Had he known that, the words coming out of ...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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TRUCKING v. BEELER
Leagle.comOctober 10, 2011

In his September 20, 2004, opinion and award, Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") John Coleman found that Beeler had suffered an injury involving the peroneal nerve at the fibular head of the right leg. Coleman also noted that the October 7, 2003, ...more »

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