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Sac State awaits rest of $10 million pledge from Alex Spanos
Capitol WeeklyOctober 1, 2011

Nava cited California law around the Public Records Act, noting that a government organization can withhold such information, but must provide a written justification. "We will not discuss donor agreements," Nava said via email. "Confidentiality of ...more »

Agencies: Al-Awlaki death may spur new attacks against U.S.
CNNOctober 1, 2011

The agencies issued a joint intelligence bulletin late Friday to state and local law enforcement partners. The bulletin said supporters might seek to portray al-Awlaki as a martyr in a supposed US war against Islam. The document, obtained by CNN, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hate group extremists are leading anti-gay amendment push
QNotesOctober 1, 2011

They're hasty consideration of the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment circumvented a true public hearing on the bill and betrayed Republicans' utter disrespect for their hallowed chambers, the law and the people of this great state. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Medco CEO: Healthcare Innovation is Essential for Sustainable Reform and a ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 5, 2011

"In its present form, the precise course of the healthcare reform law is an open question," concluded Snow. "Many of its rules remain to be spelled out and the contours of its underlying institutions are not yet clear." But while that poses challenges ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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John Hrabe: Obamacare in Supreme Court spotlight
OCRegisterOctober 2, 2011

"But what will really make this term momentous are cases where review has not yet been granted, but that are likely to be heard this year: Arizona's SB1070 [anti-illegal immigration law], the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Theresa May cat flap should not detract from serious issues at stake
The GuardianOctober 5, 2011

But what did he make of May's promise to change the immigration rules? This would be done, she had said, "to ensure that the misrepresentation of article eight of the European convention on human rights – the right to family life – no longer prevents ...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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US sending special envoy to Pakistan for dispute resolution on Haqqani network
Hindustan TimesOctober 1, 2011

The United States is sending its Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Marc Grossman, to Islamabad in a bid to resolve the dispute on the Haqqani network. Delhi, Islamabad, and Doha from September 30 to October 14, 2011. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Clubs, Manufacturers Can Lessen Lawsuit Possibilities
Insurance News Net (press release)October 4, 2011

And all of those things aren't covered by insurance. So anything club operators can do to stop litigation at the club level is a good thing.” Avoiding lawsuits also keeps equipment costs from rising since manufacturers build insurance costs into the ...more »

Animal Law
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Law to get tough on animal cruelty
Fraser Coast ChronicleOctober 11, 2011

PEOPLE on the Fraser Coast will face tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences under new laws being introduced to State Parliament this week. The law change comes less than a fortnight after the RSPCA released statistics that show animal cruelty ...more »

Intellectual Property
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losing intellectual property
China Law Blog (blog)October 8, 2011

I love it when I read something that tells me what I already knew, but simply had not realized. That happened to me today when I read a post on the Asia Healthcare Blog by my friend and fellow-Seattleite, Benjamin Shobert, entitled, "Life Sciences ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Buffalo NY Housing Project Turned Asbestos Nightmare
Asbestos.Net NewsOctober 4, 2011

The felony charges came after two companies were hired to remove asbestos from the abandoned towers of the housing project, Kensington Heights. The workers violated the federal Clean Air Act by improperly disposing of asbestos and falsified documents ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Admissions Favor the Wealthy at Expense of Others
The RamOctober 19, 2011

Dr. Naison's Affirmative Action class held a bake sale underscoring how the wealthy and other groups are privileged. Prices reflect college admissions. The elephant in the room of college admissions has finally received some notice. ...more »

AMR Falls Most Since 2001 on Bankruptcy Concern
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

(AMR) tumbled the most since September 2001 on growing concern the US is nearing a return to recession and that the carrier may be forced to seek bankruptcy protection. Today's slide pointed toward a fifth straight drop for Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Empty Stores As Landlords Wait It Out
Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2011

"Sometimes it's when the right tenant is shunned over because the offer is a dollar off per foot. But when brokers stop paying attention to space, it's definitely a bad thing." At Sheldon Solow's 9 W. 57th St., the building, which gave its name to an ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Wall Street occupation inspires Canadian protesters
CTV.caOctober 2, 2011

For the sale of lots of building an construction materials, employment for the building trades, relacement and repair of vehicles, Increased security and police employment. After the mayhem and riots have subsided blame it all on our three levels of ...more »

Litigation
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Can events like Reno Air Races and Street Vibrations continue amid concerns ...
Reno Gazette JournalOctober 2, 2011

The question now is how, or if, the events can continue amid concerns over insurance costs, litigation and, for Street Vibrations, violence. Officials for both organizations have said any talk of their respective futures is months away. ...more »

Business Law
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Man headed to prison for posessing child pornography
Sacramento Bee (blog)October 1, 2011

The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and composed of agents from federal, state and local ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military Spouses, Breast Cancer Survivors Urge Early Detection
MarketWatch (press release)October 13, 2011

PHOENIX, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Neither Mara Street nor Heather Cooke planned to get their mammograms. Both women are military spouses. Both women are mothers. Both women are covered by TRICARE for their health benefits. ...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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Marathon Business Group Now Offers a Way for Personal Injury Law Firms to ...
PR Web (press release)October 11, 2011

If a personal injury law firm wants to grow, or expand its legal services into medical negligence, recalled pharmaceuticals, or medical devices, defective products, employment discrimination, construction defects, serious injury accidents involving ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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NCCU law center idea nixed amid donor concerns
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

DURHAM, NC (AP) — An offer to establish a constitutional law center at North Carolina Central University law school has been withdrawn after some faculty and alumni expressed concern that $600000 in startup funds would come from a major financial ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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“Sybil Exposed”: Memory, lies and therapy
SalonOctober 17, 2011

Debbie Nathan's “Sybil Exposed” is about psychiatric fads, outrageous therapeutic malpractice, thwarted ambition run amok, and several other subjects, but above all, it is a book about a book. Specifically, that book is “Sybil,” ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Discover Expects US 'Enforcement Action' Over its Marketing
Fox BusinessOctober 3, 2011

Eight class action suits, based on state laws and the federal Truth in Lending Act, have been filed against Discover in relation to the company's sales of the protection plans. The plaintiffs are seeking financial damages and injunctive relief. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Fannie Mae sticking with fired Florida law firm
Palm Beach PostOctober 6, 2011

"It's just another layer of outrageous information," said Hollywood-based attorney Evan Rosen, who focuses on foreclosure defense, bankruptcy and real estate law. "Fannie and Freddie were designed to help stabilize the nation's mortgage markets, ...more »

Real estate market will increasingly revolve around distressed commercial...
NOLA.comOctober 5, 2011

The former owner, Orient Express, put it on the market in the first quarter of 2009, as the commercial real estate market was in free fall. The property was available without a contract on the hotel brand and management company, leaving the Berger ...more »

Sports Law
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ICC in talks with Interpol to fight corruption
ESPNcricinfo.comOctober 1, 2011

At a World Sports Law Report conference, Flanagan called for greater co-operation between sports associations to combat the problem of corruption. "I'm pretty certain that the bad guys within the sports and the malicious criminals - people outside ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal Defense Attorney Venus Niner Moves to New Office
PR.com (press release)October 3, 2011

Winner of Tennessee Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals Cases Moves to New Office in Franklin, TN. Franklin, TN, October 03, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Franklin defense criminal attorney Venus Niner – winner of Tennessee Supreme Court and Court of ...more »

IRS announces the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program
Lexology (registration)October 4, 2011

To be eligible for the VCSP, employers must (1) consistently have treated the workers as non-employees, (2) have filed all required 1099s for the workers for the prior three years, and (3) not currently be under audit by the IRS, Department of Labor or ...more »

How will retirement age change affect you? Why turning 65 needn't mean the ...
This is MoneyOctober 1, 2011

There is no upper or lower age limit on entitlement to redundancy. Employers will have to pay the statutory minimum to those over 65. Little progress has been made in tackling age discrimination in the workplace – five years after new laws were ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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I lied about being the biological dad
Jamaica ObserverOctober 10, 2011

Yes, you are a father in fact -- if not in law. It is a great pity that you and your family have been suffering for what was clearly a well-intentioned act on your part. But it was not legal as it is an offence to make a false declaration on oath. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Calif. Governor Brown Takes Action to Promote Renewable Energy and Protect the ...
California NewswireOctober 9, 2011

SB 267 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Water supply planning: renewable energy plants. • SB 328 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Eminent Domain Law: conservation easement. • SB 436 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Land ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Annual financial, production seminar to begin soon
The Prairie StarOctober 25, 2011

She will also discuss revocable living trusts, power of attorney and living wills. From 1 pm to 3 pm, Joel Schumacher, from MSU, will conclude the series with his Retirement Planning session. He will help producers examine personal retirement concerns, ...more »

Family Law
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President Obama's health care law not fulfilling promise
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)October 2, 2011

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Michael F. Cannon The news that health insurance premiums are again rising rapidly is the latest reminder that President Obama's health care law is producing the opposite of what it promised. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Injuries highest in health care field
TheChronicleHerald.caOctober 1, 2011

Eight years later, the Cape Breton woman can only stand for 10 minutes at a time, drive for half an hour at a time, and will be receiving wage replacement workers' compensation until she's 65. When her grandchildren called a couple of nights ago and ...more »

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