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Auburn police investigate domestic violence assault
Auburn ReporterOctober 1, 2011

Auburn police arrested a man on a charge of attempting to murder his wife in a domestic violence dispute Friday afternoon. An unidentified 78-year-old man was arrested at his home after allegedly stabbing his 67-year-old wife, police reported. ...more »

Huntersville Police investigate double homicide
WBTVOctober 1, 2011

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Police in Huntersville are searching for a person of interest they say was involved in a double homicide on Friday. According to Huntersville Police Chief Phil Potter, officers were called out to a home along the 13100 block ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Consumer Corner: Healthcare question marks -- Will it mean fewer jobs? An end ...
UPI.comOctober 23, 2011

In the latest wrinkle, the administration admitted earlier this month the Affordable Care Act's provisions for long-term care would be too costly and as such the administration would forgo implementation. The rest of the law is under attack too, ...more »

Health Care Law
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A crisis nurses can solve
Albany Times UnionOctober 23, 2011

By Cathryne A. Welch AND Robert O'Connell Health care has undergone dramatic changes because of the Affordable Care Act. It has become easier in the past two years to seek coverage for pre-existing conditions, for patients to choose their primary care ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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New Orleans Saints blowout of Indianapolis got you big fantasy numbers
NOLA.comOctober 25, 2011

Mark Ingram had 91 yards rushing, Darren Sproles had 88 and even kicker John Kasay was in on the act with two field goals and eight extra points. Dallas Rookie RB DeMarco Murray, in relief of the already injured Felix Jones and his quickly injured ...more »

Immigration Law
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Dream Act Supporters Rally Around Detained South Floridian
NBC MiamiOctober 26, 2011

Nearly 400000 illegal immigrants have been deported this fiscal year, the largest number in US history. The government says 55 percent were convicted criminals. Protesters, however, say the enforcement of current immigration laws is not working, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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St. Paul Port Authority lawsuit ends with settlement OK'd
Minneapolis Star TribuneOctober 28, 2011

Between 1974 and 1991, the Port Authority issued about $429 million in development bonds that paid for 139 projects, including warehouses and industrial parks designed to broaden the tax base. But more than 60 percent of the value of those projects ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Auto insurance fraud meetings in South Florida and Tallahassee
Sun-Sentinel (blog)October 10, 2011

The first two meetings focused on whether state initiatives already in place, such as alternative dispute resolution and a fee schedule for medical treatments is helping or not. A panel she assembled of insurance company representatives, attorneys and ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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PRESS RELEASE: Conceptus(R) Wins Favorable Verdict in Patent Litigation...
Wall Street JournalOctober 17, 2011

The forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the potential impact on our financial statements due to favorable litigation results (including with respect to the patent lawsuit with Hologic) and potential subsequent appeals, ...more »

Animal Law
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Wausau might revisit animal leash law
Wausau Daily HeraldOctober 4, 2011

The committee took no action on a prohibition on weapons in city parks before the state's concealed carry law takes effect Nov. 1. Marathon County is in the process of assembling an ordinance banning weapons from county buildings, a rule that will be ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk (Intellectual Property) reading list
The Guardian (blog)October 31, 2011

Feargal Sharkey, CEO of UK Music, will be debating intellectual property in the digital age with Minister Ed Vaizey and Prof Ian Hargreaves at tonight's Tech Weekly Tech City Talk. Photograph: Guardian If you have anything to say about intellectual ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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No, We Can't Let Just Anybody Be a Lawyer
The AtlanticOctober 27, 2011

When it comes to the cost of hiring a corporate lawyer, labor supply doesn't matter. Talent supply does. There are plenty of firms, which charge a wide range of fees, who can help with a merger, financing, or bit of commercial litigation. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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East Providence Councilors Face $3.9 Million Budget Deficit
Patch.comOctober 5, 2011

The city's finance director has proposed cuts to library services and the Affirmative Action office. By Abigail Crocker Elmer Pina, director of the Affirmative Action office, tells East Providence City Council members there is "still a lot of work to ...more »

Aviation Advisor, Inc expands midwest charter fleet
CharterXOctober 22, 2011

Aviation Advisor, a leading business aircraft operator and consulting firm, today announced the expansion of its charter fleet through the addition of three aircraft: a Bombardier Learjet 45XR, Cessna Citation Excel and Citation II. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Leagle.comOctober 6, 2011

The landlord is correct that, under Kentucky law, the lease was not renewed. However, Kentucky law makes clear that the greenhouses are trade fixtures that the tenant was entitled to remove. Plaintiff Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC) operates a number ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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jill abramson
Huffington PostOctober 17, 2011

Brill was a cantankerous boss, Stephen Adler, who also joined The American Lawyer, recalls. "The first story I edited was one of hers. Steve Brill wrote on the top of it, 'Really bad first edit.' He'd often write, 'Is English your second language? ...more »

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Mintz Levin's Nancy D. Adams Elected Officer of Prestigious Chartered Property ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 31, 2011

BOSTON, Oct 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nancy D. Adams, CPCU, a member of the Insurance/Reinsurance Group, Insurance/Bankruptcy Group, and Product Liability and Complex Tort Litigation Group of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC, ...more »

Business Law
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House Speaker Tillis touts business-friendly agenda at Asheville meeting
Asheville Citizen-TimesOctober 8, 2011

Republicans also pushed through medical malpractice reform and eased regulations on businesses, he said. Some efforts required House and Senate majorities large enough to override vetoes by Gov. Bev. Perdue. But more remains to be done in the upcoming ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Navy waterfront plan would boost local economy
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 28, 2011

The study, which touts the financial benefits of the proposed $1.3 billion hotel, retail and office complex, comes as the Navy and its developer, Doug Manchester, prepare for a crucial California Coastal Commission hearing next week on the project. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Cleveland council considers new effort to curb flash mobs
Plain Dealer (blog)October 4, 2011

He has experience in social-media law, having helped draft a state law requiring politicians to clearly identify political websites and keep records of the content. Shear said the new legislation remains flawed. He suggested that instead of writing and ...more »

Personal Injury
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Attorney Melinda J. Helbock Launches Redesign of, Aims to Help ...
PR Web (press release)October 26, 2011

Attorney Melinda J. Helbock is pleased to announce the redesign of the website,, designed to help people in learning about personal injury legal services in San Diego County. Along with the new design, Melinda Helbock added more ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Birthers Sue Democratic National Committee
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 28, 2011

The letter says the group has filed class actions challenging the constitutionality of the "completely onerous" Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and another one in support of Arizona's immigration law. In its "Immigration Class Action," the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attorney Ashley Campbell Receives the 2011 UNC School of Law Outstanding ... (press release)October 6, 2011

The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Ragsdale Liggett is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business...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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Dream Town Realty Welcomes 5 New Chicago Real Estate Agents in August (press release)October 27, 2011

Michelle Orton Loftus is a licensed attorney who practiced real estate law for more than 14 years before moving into residential sales. Ms. Loftus has been with Dream Town since August and said of her decision to join the brokerage, "Dream Town's ...more »

Saudi Aramco May Lead Gulf in Bond Sales Next Year: Arab Credit
BusinessWeekOctober 26, 2011

“The expectation is that yields will stay down,” Paulina Chahine, an economist at Jeddah-based National Commercial Bank, said in an interview in Dubai yesterday. “They will go away happy,” she said, referring to the pricing Saudi petrochemical projects ...more »

Sports Law
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Court reverses part of conviction for sports agent convicted of smuggling ...
Washington PostOctober 31, 2011

But prosecutors countered that he violated federal immigration law and endangered the lives of the athletes in pursuit of a profit when he helped organize two trips to smuggle the athletes from Cuba to Miami in 2004. They also said he broke federal law...more »

Criminal Defense
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Pride may be a problem when Bloomberg testifies in court
ReutersOctober 2, 2011

By Joe Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defense lawyers are hoping New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's famous self-confidence will be his downfall when he testifies on Monday against the political consultant accused of stealing more than $1 million from him, ...more »

Swiss Banks Said Ready to Pay Billions, Disclose Customer Names
BloombergOctober 24, 2011

After a US indictment of two Julius Baer bankers this month, the bank said it “is one of a number of Swiss financial institutions supporting the ongoing tax negotiations between the US and Switzerland” and is cooperating with the US probe. ...more »

Older Unemployed Workers Face Age Discrimination
City Town Info Education ChannelOctober 5, 2011

"There is no question that age bias is rampant throughout American society and in the workplace in particular," said Howard Eglit, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law who was interviewed by MSNBC. He noted that many people mistakenly believe ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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CB&H Seminars: Estate Planning – How to Keep What You Have (Hampton Roads, 11/10)
CB&H (blog)October 12, 2011

This seminar will also provide you with a better understanding of asset protection planning. Learn how to reduce exposure to some of those uncertainties – and in turn, gain a little more piece of mind. This section will cover: $35 per person. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ban on cellphones while driving among laws going into effect today
Las Vegas SunOctober 1, 2011

... permanent school fund to invest in companies in Nevada or seeking to move here that are in health care, life science, cybersecurity, homeland security and defense, alternative energy, advanced materials, manufacturing and information technology. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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What To Do When a Family Member or Loved One Dies
Cape May County Herald (press release)October 3, 2011

Robert Poserina and Andrea McHugh can help guide you through the legal issues of Medicare/nursing home planning, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, probate, estate administration, estate litigation and contested wills. ...more »

Family Law
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Man gets three life terms for Thanksgiving murders of three in-laws
KTVU San FranciscoOctober 27, 2011

However, Leventis said the Gebreselassie brothers were still convinced that Tewolde had been killed by Mehari, perhaps with the help of her family members, and decided that Mehari and her family members should die. Mehari, 28, was killed in the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Bureau lowering Ohio workers' comp rates
BusinessWeekOctober 29, 2011

Ohio's bureau of workers' compensation says it will lower rates next year, saving taxpayers and estimated $22 million. The bureau voted Friday to lower the rates for Ohio's 3900 public employer taxing districts by 5 percent beginning Jan. 1. ...more »


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