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Cross Motions Denied in $375M Antitrust Case
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 1, 2014

The small parts of the motions for summary judgment that were granted by Goodman were Procaps' judgment that antitrust claim requirements for affecting interstate commerce have been satisfied, and Patheon's motion for summary judgment on common law ...more »

Fayette judge orders planning commission to hear request for Boone Creek ...
Lexington Herald LeaderAugust 1, 2014

Ishmael, in his Wednesday ruling, noted that the Planning Commission's lawyer had advised the commission it should hear Boone Creek's application for a special use permit and zoning change because the two applications — the 2011 case before the Board ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration
BusinessweekAugust 2, 2014

On Friday night, the House approved a bill that would send migrant youths back home without hearings, a measure that also appeared destined to go nowhere in the Senate. "That means while they're out on vacation, I'm going to ... David Leopold, a ...more »

Health Care Law
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Republicans need to articulate a health care vision if they want to replace ...
Washington ExaminerAugust 1, 2014

More Americans have an unfavorable view of President Obama's health care law than at any time since the law's March 2010 passage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll. The news that 53 percent of Americans now have an unfavorable ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Accused killer comes to court same day hundreds pack church for Kamari Jones
The Wilson Times (subscription)August 2, 2014

"The family of the late Kamari Jones would like to thank everyone for the love, support and prayers during our time of bereavement. All acts of kindness shown to us are greatly appreciated. Continue to keep us in prayer as we pray for you. We love you all.more »

Immigration Law
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Woman detained on immigration charges after DPS traffic stop, family says
Brownsville HeraldAugust 19, 2014

“This is the situation that DPS is causing for the families in the Rio GrandeValley,” said Juanita Valdez-Cox, the executive director of La Union del Pueblo Entero, a local immigrant advocate group. “They don't know federal law, immigration law. There ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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SA Property Owners seek deeper Government engagement on land reform
SA Commercial Prop NewsAugust 5, 2014

Stakeholders in the Commercial Real Estate industry represented by the South African Property Owners' Association (SAPOA) are seeking for constructive engagement with the National Department of Rural Development on land reform. Rural Development and ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Meet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama
WUNCAugust 1, 2014

The debate seems particularly acrimonious this time, due partly to the fact that so much of the drama has played out in our 21st-century media — something you couldn't say about previous Met labor disputes, which date back to 1885. Among the most ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Federal Lawsuit: Soldier Forced Out of Army on 'False' Charges After Two Years ...
TheBlaze.comAugust 7, 2014

After a series of appeals and multiple contacts with political leaders, in April 2014 Sommers was forced to request retirement so he could keep benefits and insurance. “Just because someone joins the military, they do not give up their rights as a ...more »

Animal Law
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Slideshow: The 20 most-read stories of July
Wisconsin State JournalAugust 1, 2014

The company now works with some 200 farmers in Wisconsin, northern Illinois and eastern Iowa, producing its own lines of meat and providing contract butchery for cows, pigs, lamb and more. The company's property at 1345 Mills St. in Black Earth is ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Analysis: Monkey In The Middle Of Selfie Copyright Dispute
Intellectual Property WatchAugust 20, 2014

Disclaimer: the views expressed in this column are solely those of the authors and are not associated with Intellectual Property Watch. IP-Watch expressly disclaims and refuses any responsibility or liability for the content, style or form of any posts ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Federal court finds punitive damages available to seamen filing ...
Lexology (registration)August 1, 2014

... upon the general maritime doctrine of unseaworthiness,” but are not available in wrongful death and survival actions because, when it enacted the Jones Act to allow such claims, Congress placed limits on recovery, including not allowing punitive ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Budget cuts possible locally
Journal TimesAugust 11, 2014

Lahner said the latter law, Act 10, which also curtailed collective bargaining for most public employees, will help Burlington save money. Contracts for three employee groups approved before the law took effect are set to expire, he said, and employees ...more »

Kentucky man killed in crash at aircraft convention
USA TODAYAugust 1, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Authorities on Friday identified the victim of a single-engine airplane crash at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh as Jim Oeffinger, 74, of Versailles, Kentucky. Oeffinger's Breezy crashed in a grassy area east of the airport's north ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Vermont Legal Aid is part of renter problem
Rutland HeraldAugust 14, 2014

Ask any landlord/residential property manager and they will tell you about nightmare tenants who have taken advantage of antiquated laws that have been used to allow these tenants to go from one landlord to the next by giving a nice story, getting into ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Social News 2/8
VietNamNet BridgeAugust 1, 2014

Mai Duc Thien, deputy director of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs's Legal Department, said the proportion of women holding leadership positions in the Government system was about 30 per cent. Yet in enterprises, women held only ...more »

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SocGen adds to litigation provisions as Q2 profits rise
Fox BusinessAugust 1, 2014

SocGen said "commercial momentum remained healthy" there with outstanding loans up 5.3 percent. SocGen has so far kept faith with its Russian investments despite the political tensions, aiming to maintain its exposure at a moderate level of 3 percent ...more »

Business Law
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Lawsuit against nation's largest online dog seller likely to be refiled
NewsNet5.comAugust 1, 2014

In a May 2012 complaint filed by Ted Leopold, of Leopold Law in South Florida, accused Purebred Breeders Inc with operating nearly 800 Web domains designed to mislead customers into thinking they were dealing with breeders in their home states when ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Married gay veterans' next battle is for equal VA benefits
Las Vegas SunAugust 3, 2014

Gay service members can serve openly in the military, but once they get out, they and their families lose their benefits because they fall under the jurisdiction of the VA. The VA doesn't recognize legally married same-sex couples unless they live in ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Georgette Braun: Karl Fort using prisoner email to get his word out
Rockford Register StarAugust 3, 2014

... double takes recently when I checked out posts and other information on two Facebook pages: n “My name is Karl Fort,” read a statement on Justice for Karl Fort at “I am a first time offender currently serving life for a non ...more »

Personal Injury
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Missouri Personal Injury Law Firm Peterson & Associates, P.C. Launches Mobile ...
DigitalJournal.comAugust 7, 2014

Personal injury law firm Peterson & Associates, P.C. has launched a cutting edge and user-friendly responsive website that informs readers about the firm's unique strengths and details important areas of the law. David Peterson, founding partner at ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Businesses get new tool in Costa Mesa
Daily PilotAugust 1, 2014

Under a new page launched this week, the city's website is one place to start the search for office, retail and industrial spaces. The free online database at lets users find a location based on street addresses, square ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Maine medical malpractice insurer records big drop in claims, but attorney ...
Bangor Daily NewsAugust 8, 2014

Julian Sweet, a malpractice attorney who represents plaintiffs with Berman and Simmons in in Lewiston, contends that a Maine law passed in 1986 altered the legal landscape, creating a doctor-oriented screening system that prevents many legitimate ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Offshore Accounts--Current State Of Law And Compliance
ForbesAugust 6, 2014

Other accounts were in the millions of dollars, established to evade U.S. income tax. Swiss banks availed of strict Swiss bank secrecy laws to sell such account relationships. Swiss banks commonly issued no account statements for the accounts. Some ...more »

Real Estate Law
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On the Move: Real Estate Lawyer Chairs State Development Agency
Daily Report (registration)August 19, 2014

Simon Bloom says he wants the board of the state Department of Community Development to encourage city and county compliance with Georgia's model building codes. John Disney/Daily Report. Simon Bloom has become the chairman of the board of the ...more »

State House, Senate primary races are low key
The Macomb DailyAugust 1, 2014

She supports a repeal of the state's fireworks law and supports a minimum wage of $10.10. First elected in 2010, Lane reluctantly backs the statewide ballot measure on Tuesday, Proposal 1, which would replace the state tax on industrial and commercial ...more »

Sports Law
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Law allowing timely insulin injection approved
WGEMAugust 3, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law that allows diabetics to inject insulin where and when they need to. Sponsoring Sen. Mattie Hunter - a Chicago Democrat and member of the Illinois Diabetes Caucus - says people with ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Rising star Chicago defense attorney target of criminal probe
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 6, 2014

Prosecutors on Wednesday revealed that the FBI is probing whether lawyer Beau Brindley encouraged drug dealer Rahshone Burnett to lie under oath. In an unusual move, agents raided Brindley's office in the downtown Monadnock building last month and ...more »

Chaka Fattah Jr. charged by feds in 23-count indictment
Main LineAugust 6, 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 »

Protecting seniors from investment scams
The News JournalAugust 2, 2014

Law enforcement officials in Miami recently filed charges against four men police allege were targeting senior citizens by selling stock in a Miami Beach-based company that promoters said had invented a new technology to be used by the National ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Business News Digest
Charlotte ObserverAugust 1, 2014

The supervisor is Skip Wollenberg (800-845-8450, ext. 1680). For photos, ext. 1900. For graphics and interactives, ext. 7636. Expanded AP content can be obtained from For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - August ...
JD Supra (press release)August 1, 2014

On July 10, the House passed its fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This measure would increase funding for the Department of Energy's fossil energy programs while reducing renewable energy spending by about $111 million. Before ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Washington State Companies Cited after Worker Death (press release) (blog)August 9, 2014

Washington's Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited the three companies for safety violations related to the death of a construction worker in downtown Seattle in January. The man died after falling 72 feet from a scaffold at a construction site ...more »

Family Law
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Mental Health jurisdiction: Postponements and adjournments following recent ...
Family LawAugust 4, 2014

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