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Suspending licenses over drug crimes questioned
Boston GlobeSeptember 6, 2015

“I've had clients who vehemently disagreed with the police report and took pleas, sometimes against my advice, merely on the license issue,” said Scott Martin, a Randolph-based defense lawyer who works all over the state. “I've had that dozens of times ...more »

Exclusive: U.S. pressed Guatemala's Perez to back corruption probes that ...
Business InsiderSeptember 6, 2015

Perez's own resignation came after CICIG's commissioner and Guatemala's attorney general publicly accused the president of directing a multi-million dollar customs fraud scheme known as 'La Linea' or 'the line', in which importers paid bribes to avoid ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Variety of factors contribute to Santa Fe County low DWI conviction rate
Santa Fe New MexicanSeptember 7, 2015

Of nearly 1,000 DWI cases in the county in 2014, nearly 37 percent filed in Magistrate Court were dismissed. In District Court, the dismissal rate was about 31 percent, according to a report issued earlier this year by the Administrative Office of the ...more »

Family Law
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Sam Jubran Family Law Blog on Blog (blog)September 13, 2015

A common question in family law cases, including highly contested custody cases, is what will the court do under this set of facts? That question is further complicated when "equity" and considerations of the child's best interests meet black letter law.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Inmate advocates say beating death at Santa Clara Co. jail was not surprising
Inside Bay AreaSeptember 6, 2015

SAN JOSE -- With three Santa Clara County jail guards locked up on suspicion of murder in the death of inmate Michael James Tyree, the focus has turned to a basic question: Was the brutal incident the act of a rogue band of deputies -- or the symptom ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama administration on track for 2015 health insurance sign-ups
PBS NewsHour (blog)September 8, 2015

Nearly 10 million people have signed up and paid for health insurance under the Obama Administration's healthcare law, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That means the administration is on track for year-end goals. Credit: Ariel Skelley/Blend ...more »

Immigration Law
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Utah Supreme Court rules in immigration predicament
Washington TimesSeptember 9, 2015

That ruling is cited in the Utah opinion. The decision sent a very different signal to courts about how to handle the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, Chishti said. “It laid the foundation for inviting courts to find effective remedies ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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US-Israel Spat Over Iran Deal May Sideline Palestinians
Voice of AmericaSeptember 8, 2015

Intervention efforts by outside powers in the Middle East — whether attacks in Iraq or Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen or mediation efforts in Syria — have not fared well of late. But even compared to those quagmires, the century-old Israeli-Palestinian ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Tom Humphrey: Impact of tax incentives a guessing game
Knoxville News SentinelSeptember 7, 2015

... in “back-office operations,” including administrative staff and legal services, are now eligible for tax credits, and that research and development equipment may be purchased by companies tax-free under the sales tax exemption for “industrial...more »

Animal Law
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Animal advocacy group gains status in BC case set to define bestiality under ...
The ProvinceSeptember 23, 2015

WARNING: Graphic content. An animal advocacy organization has been granted intervener status in a case that could determine what kind of animal abuse is considered bestiality in Canada. In November, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Jeffrey W. Kleiner Joins Olshan as Counsel in Real Estate Law Practice
PR Newswire (press release)September 8, 2015

He has successfully represented clients in preparing and negotiating design/construction agreements for commercial and residential projects. Mr. Kleiner has been the lead construction contract writer and negotiator for owners of private, corporate and ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Judge denies asbestos firms' motions to dismiss racketeering cases against them
The Pennsylvania RecordSeptember 9, 2015

The cases allege those firms – which are Simon Greenstone of Dallas and Shein Law Center of Philadelphia – manipulated the asbestos recovery system through the years in order to make Garlock pay more than it should have in verdicts and settlements.more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property in the Food & Beverage Industry in China
China BriefingSeptember 9, 2015

In 2011, China surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest consumer market for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, with the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reporting an annual growth rate of around 15 percent in F&B imports for the previous five ...more »

Court clips Fly Africa's wings
New Era (press release)September 7, 2015

Nomad Aviation was cited as the first respondent in the matter and was represented by lawyer Phillip Swanepoel. The chairperson of the Transportation Commission of Namibia and the commission itself were cited as second and third respondents ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Dialysis Clinic To Pay $190000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit
JD Supra (press release)September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nationwide healthcare provider Dialysis Clinic, Inc. has agreed to pay $190,000 to a former employee with breast cancer and furnish other relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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No Further Legal Action By Italian State's Attorney To Enjoin The Combination ...
MarketWatchSeptember 8, 2015

... or (2) concerning any result or the timing thereof, in each case, with respect to any regulatory action, administrative proceedings, government investigations, litigation, warning letters, consent decree, cost reductions, business strategies ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Making a Fair Housing Action Plan
ithaca.comSeptember 18, 2015

Familial status was made a federally protected class in housing in 1988, along with disability. Other classes are national origin; race; color; religion; and gender. In New York State, age, marital status, and sexual orientation are also protected. In ...more »

Business Law
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Business briefing, Sunday, Sept. 6 PressSeptember 6, 2015

Twenty-three attorneys from Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Four of these attorneys were also recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for their practices in Minneapolis ...more »

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Apple Wins Again In Ongoing Patent Litigation With Samsung
TechCrunchSeptember 17, 2015

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled Samsung should have been barred from retailing products that infringe on Apple's patents. Apple had been denied an injunction against Samsung by a lower court in May 2014. A jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Lisbeth Salander is back in disappointing 'Millennium' trilogy sequel by David ...
Post-BulletinSeptember 7, 2015

Book lovers have plenty of reason to disbelieve the hype this year. First, "Fifty Shades" fans were whipped into a frenzy, as it were, for the nonevent that was E.L. James' "Grey." Then Harper Lee's readers had the dubious pleasure of meeting the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Connect with Us Blog (blog)September 15, 2015

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or should be formed by use of the site. The attorney listings on the site are ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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CU Law School celebrates Constitution Day with high school visits
CU Boulder News & EventsSeptember 17, 2015

In recognition of national Constitution Day today, students and alumni of the University of Colorado Law School will teach constitutional lessons in high school classrooms across Colorado through Sept. 25. Constitution Day is the annual commemoration ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Alston & Bird Opens China Office, Expands in Europe
Daily Report (registration)September 8, 2015

Tom Willingham has joined Pope McGlamry's auto defects team, representing plaintiffs in vehicle product liability cases, from the Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham. He is working from the Atlanta office of the firm, which also has an office in Columbus.more »

Consumer Protection
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AG wins $300K judgment against wedding venue operators who jilted customers ...
Enumclaw Courier-HeraldSeptember 23, 2015

King County Superior Court Commissioner Carlos Velategui signed the default judgment late yesterday. The judgment includes $50,000 in restitution, $18,994 in costs and fees and $236,000 in civil penalties for violation of the state Consumer Protection Act.more »

District Court Grants Evidentiary Hearing In Dispute Over IRS Use Of Private ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 9, 2015

On June 17, 2015, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted Microsoft Corporation an evidentiary hearing on whether the IRS' use of lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in the summons process was ...more »

People in the News - Sept. 8, 2015 - Rubel to Moderate Phila. Bar Panel
The Legal IntelligencerSeptember 8, 2015

Rose focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business law, transportation, and franchise law. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. ... Clark Hill attorney Steven M. Richman, a member in the firm's litigation practice ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Alaska marijuana board bans giveaways, ups security requirements
Alaska Dispatch NewsSeptember 7, 2015

Board Director Cynthia Franklin argued Montana's greatest mistake was allowing too much advertising for medical marijuana. Montana legalized medicinal marijuana in 2004 only to have a ballot initiative introduced in 2014 to recriminalize it. This ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Cosby seeking defence lawyer for Pennsylvania criminal probe
Fx Report DailySeptember 27, 2015

Bill Cosby Seeks New Criminal Lawyers to Defend Him in An Old Case Bill Cosby is seeking a new criminal lawyer to fight a complaint regarding a 2005 sexual assault case concerning a former Temple employee, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.more »

Wills & Probate
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Proper circumstances to prevent the revocation of a will by contract under ...
Lexology (registration)September 29, 2015

Upon the admission of the October 2012 will to probate on March 10, 2014, a group of Ms. Butler's grandchildren contested the October 2012 will, arguing that the will was void because it contradicted the terms of the estate plan established by the Trust.more »

THE SECOND HALF: Dealing with age discrimination
Eureka Times StandardSeptember 14, 2015

Stay calm, look the person in the eye and say, “Age discrimination is simply not funny. It's hurtful and it's against the law.” Make it clear that anyone who fails to correct the individual practicing age discrimination is, in fact, part of the problem ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp benefits upheld for nurse after series of patient attacks
Business InsuranceSeptember 8, 2015

A nurse who said she suffered a complete loss of earning power after a series of patient attacks should receive workers compensation benefits for her psychological injuries, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled. Kimberly L. Hynes worked as a registered ...more »

Environmental Law
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What Will A New Prime Minister Mean For Australia's Renewable Energy Industry
CleanTechnicaSeptember 14, 2015

Australia's Liberal Party has elected a new leader, Malcolm Turnbull, which will soon mean a new Prime Minister for Australia — a move which has every chance to have a positive impact on the country's renewable energy industry which has suffered ...more »


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