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In The Community: Law, Henderson make Chester proud at Fire & Police Games
Delaware County Daily TimesJuly 21, 2014

Jana Law, left, and Robert Henderson competed in the Can-Am Fire & Police Games last week in York. Law took home three gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100. Henderson won four gold medals, placing first in the 100 hurdles, high jump, long jump and ...more »

Call for clarity on insolvency legislation flaw
Irish ExaminerJuly 21, 2014

“The Taoiseach needs to clarify his role in not having this flaw addressed with the urgency identified and recommended by the attorney general,” he said. Mr Hall said it appeared there may have been other ... The memo said the ambiguity in the wording ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Union Members Can Sue Over Legal Contract For Leader's Paramour
New Jersey Law JournalJuly 21, 2014

The union members can proceed with the claim because they pleaded sufficient facts to show that their president violated the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act on the grounds of breach of fiduciary duty, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Dickson ...more »

Health Care Law
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Advocates say new inmate healthcare law will save counties money
Local 8 NowJuly 21, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Advocates of a new law regarding healthcare for inmates said the legislation will save counties - and the state - a lot of money. TennCare of Medicaid used to end upon incarceration - meaning taxpayers were required to pay ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Cowls barn worth saving
GazetteNETJuly 21, 2014

It voted to grant $75,000 of Community Preservation Act funds to the owners of a barn at 332 West Street “for restoration and stabilization.” The Commission's three principal points in advocating for the barn on West Street are ... The barn was used by ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration: Democrats' bill cuts funds, leaves law intact
Columbus DispatchJuly 23, 2014

“We insist on having the 2008 law repealed as part of it and they're not willing to do that,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Senate aides said the smaller spending bill, which could come to the floor for a vote next week, aimed to include enough money...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Worcester considers tax break for biotech
Worcester TelegramJuly 22, 2014

The intent of the local option tax incentive, which won the approval of the City Council Economic Development Committee last week, is to give the city tools to retain existing research and development companies as well as attract new ones. Proponents ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800
euronewsJuly 25, 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Syracuse left tackle Sean Hickey reveals how close he was to leaving for NFL ...
The Post-StandardJuly 21, 2014

Hickey has some reservations about it because determining whether an injury is truly career-ending will likely lead to litigation. The NCAA has sponsored a disability insurance program since 1990. Football players must show "professional potential" to ...more »

Animal Law
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Young Orange Park pair arrested in gopher tortoise torture that went national ...
Florida Times-UnionJuly 25, 2014

Greisen implored parents to talk with their children about animal cruelty and the severe penalties they could face, adding that “this could be your kid” committing a serious crime in a case like she's never seen before. “Parents, where are you? Know ...more »

Intellectual Property
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CA Technologies Seeks Injunction Against AppDynamics' Use Of CA Intellectual...
BenzingaJuly 21, 2014

CA is also seeking an injunction against AppDynamics prohibiting the misuse of CA's intellectual property and financial damages. The claims filed today allege that Bansal and Sunkara secretly began to develop an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Brownstein Adds Four
Law Week ColoradoJuly 22, 2014

His practice focuses on representing clients in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of various commercial properties, including office buildings, shopping centers and hotels. He also has experience in performing due ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Election 2014: Assembly District 81 (Democratic)
Wisconsin State JournalJuly 24, 2014

For these reasons I would repeal Act 10. Vedro: Act 10, specifically repeal the injunction against collective bargaining which I believe is an “unalienable” right and the anchor to my campaign. Describe one area in which you differ from your party ...more »

Lax security at crash site hampers investigations
Sarasota Herald-TribuneJuly 22, 2014

"The crash site is a crime scene and, as everyone knows, you don't mess with crime scenes," said Justin Green, an aviation industry lawyer in New York and former military pilot and crash investigator. "This crime scene has been disturbed. Quite ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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'Three Quarter' Houses Must Follow Eviction Rules, Judge Says
New York Law Journal (registration)August 6, 2014

In a July 15 trial before Judge Laurie Lau, Cooper testified she signed a 17-page license agreement upon moving in to the Back on Track home stating occupants were excluded from landlord-tenant laws because they were participants in a recovery program, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Man behind college football union ruling works to protect those without a voice
Columbus CEOJuly 21, 2014

Ohr, hired as an attorney at the agency's office in Honolulu, fresh out of Pepperdine University School of Law in California, recalled walking into his supervisor's office, upset about a letter from a powerful politician who accused him of being biased ...more »

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Second wave of litigation looms
The AustralianJuly 24, 2014

Moira Saville, one of the review's co-authors, said that on one view, certain aspects of the Australian legal system were helping to facilitate class actions. Companies were faced with strict liability for their continuous disclosure obligations and ...more »

Business Law
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Bombing the Paralyzed — Stars of David on Rockets Bound for the Comatose
Dissident VoiceJuly 21, 2014

Every act of terror and mass murder by Israel is given a new billion dollar contract, more laurels, more guns and more media fawning. We are a ... But I'm asking the Israelis, since they are the superpower in that area, is to act responsibly, wisely ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Patriots' Luncheon celebrates military and benefits Veterans Guest House
KRNV My News 4July 29, 2014

RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A special luncheon will feature patriots and the K9s for Warriors Program on Tuesday. The Patriots' Luncheon is an annual charity event scheduled as part of the Barracuda Championship, formerly Reno-Tahoe Open.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Computer crime unit looks into Craigslist Killings
Fox17July 22, 2014

The Michigan State Police Internet Crime Unit and Internet Crimes against Children Task Force has been helping go through that data in the investigation. Detective Sgt. Chris Prevette with ICAC says they are there to answer any questions that may come ...more »

Personal Injury
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Police log: July 24, 2014 — Personal-injury accident
Plattsburgh Press RepublicanJuly 24, 2014

PLATTSBURGH — A Killeen, Texas, man injured in a motorcycle accident in Plattsburgh on Monday was listed in fair condition at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Wednesday. Russell A. Wachsman, 64, was driving his bike on the off-ramp of Exit ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Wisconsin high court rules public workers have no constitutional right to organize
World Socialist Web SiteAugust 1, 2014

In a 5-2 decision, the court upheld Governor Scott Walker's 2011 law—known as Act 10—that stripped Wisconsin's 200,000 public workers of collective bargaining rights, slashed their wages and benefits and sparked a wave of mass working class protests ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Bankrupt Company Sues Two Firms for Malpractice
New York Law Journal (registration)July 23, 2014

The suit said the fee program violated securities laws because it compensated unlicensed finders based on their successful brokering the sale of stock. The suit said Gordon and former outside counsel ... "The negligence of Feigin and Kass—first at ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty
TheHorse.comAugust 20, 2014

“In some cases law enforcement simply does not know when a horse is abused or has no place to keep the horses in seizure case) and if they do follow-up these cases fall into the laps of assistant prosecutors who are cutting their teeth on animal abuse...more »

Real Estate Law
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Ballard Spahr Hires Real Estate Firm GC in New York
The Legal IntelligencerAugust 6, 2014

“The firm has a considerable number of real estate clients in New York, and it has been a goal to expand our real estate capability there since we opened the office last summer,” real estate department chairman Bart I. Mellits said in a statement. “Our ...more »

Insurance Bill to usher in a 'modern legal regime'
FT AdviserJuly 21, 2014

The government has put an insurance bill before parliament to address what the government has described as “serious shortcomings in the legal framework”. The 13-page Insurance Contracts Bill, which stems from recommendations made to the government ...more »

Sports Law
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Schwartz Law wins 13 Prep title
Thehour.comJuly 27, 2014

Schwartz Law chipped away with two runs in the second inning keyed by Frankie Greco's two-run double and tied it in the third as a single by Alex Canaveri plated Jake Osborne. On the mound, CVTSA's Chris Cunningham was effective for four innings, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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DUI Defense Attorney Comments on Bieber's Drug DUI Plea Delay
DigitalJournal.comAugust 14, 2014

Justin Bieber's DUI hearing has been postponed for the second time in a month. DUI defense attorney David Katz says that delays like this are normal when a plea bargain is in the works. The singer was arrested after an alleged street racing incident in ...more »

Chaka Fattah Jr. charged by feds in 23-count indictment
Main LineAugust 5, 2014

A 23-count federal indictment was unsealed Tuesday charging Chaka Fattah Jr. in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud banks and the IRS, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger announced Tuesday ...more »

Age cited in lawsuit against Gannett, C-J
The Courier-JournalJuly 23, 2014

But a lawyer for the newspaper and parent Gannett Co., said Mike Huot was laid off in 2011 as part of a cost-saving corporate restructuring in which 1,297 other employees also were let go. The opening statements in Jefferson Circuit Court came on the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Blue Line Protection Group Enters Into Agreement With Leading Colorado ...
Wall Street JournalJuly 22, 2014

The company's security personnel are highly trained professionals with significant experience in the U.S. Armed Forces, Special Forces, and law enforcement. Blue Line provides top-tier asset protection from "seed-to-sale," currently serving marijuana ...more »

Environmental Law
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EU Confirms Approval of Germany's New Renewable Energy Law
Wall Street JournalJuly 23, 2014

The EU had concerns that some German firms producing renewable energy may have benefited unfairly from subsidies in the past. It also said a surcharge imposed on imported electricity equated to a customs duty and violated the bloc's internal market rules.more »

Wills & Probate
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Plan your estate before it's too late
Las Vegas Review-JournalJuly 24, 2014

A durable power of attorney is a legal agreement that enables you to designate who will make any legal and/or financial decisions affecting your finances should you become incapacitated. Unlike a standard power of attorney, a durable power of attorney ...more »

Family Law
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Family law: When separation beats trust protection
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 23, 2014

If the house was transferred to the trust when the couple were already in a relationship the court may order that either the transfer to the family trust is reversed or a payment needs to be made to the non-owning partner for what they would have been ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Grief Counseling For Work Comp Saves In More Ways Than One (press release) (blog)July 22, 2014

Severe injuries can take a tremendous personal toll on a work force, as well as the families of the injured worker. Employers are also recognizing this grief, associated with workers compensation losses, has adverse cost impact on claims. A few cost ...more »


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