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Climate of fear in Germany as more attacks follow Munich atrocity
ABC OnlineJuly 25, 2016

Despite the different backgrounds to these incidents, they underline the political risks for Chancellor Angela Merkel after she opened Germany's borders last September to allow in refugees fleeing wars in Africa and the Middle East. Up until a week ago ...more »

Stand-off between media, legal fraternities
The HinduJuly 25, 2016

Governor P. Sathasivam has expressed satisfaction over the peaceful resolution of the reported stand-off between members of the legal and media fraternities in the State. In a message, he said: “Lawyers and journalists discharge two noble functions ...more »

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Administrative Law
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City School Board Meeting Is Tonight
Greeneville SunJuly 26, 2016

... this evening. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Kathryn W. Leonard Administrative Office on West Depot Street. ... Prior to the meeting, a public hearing regarding religious content in curriculum and materials will be held, as required under law ...more »

Family Law
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Isle of Man allows straight couples to enter into civil partnerships
Family Law WeekJuly 29, 2016

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Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Protester, 91, goes to European court over secret police files
The GuardianJuly 25, 2016

The case in front of the European court could help to determine how much information police are permitted to record on law-abiding individuals taking part in protests. Judges in the court ... in a democratic society. Police have been criticised for ...more »

Health Care Law
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Florida's healthcare price-transparency law is a scam
Miami HeraldAugust 8, 2016

Last month, Florida's new law regarding price transparency requiring hospitals to publish “average charges” went into effect. But the concept of price transparency in our dysfunctional system is a scam. It misleads the public into believing help is on ...more »

Immigration Law
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Panic Mode: Khizr Khan Deletes Law Firm Website that Specialized in Muslim Immigration
Breitbart NewsAugust 2, 2016

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, has deleted his law firm's website from the Internet. This development is significant, as his ... The ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Extends Peace Offer to Maoist Insurgents
Wall Street JournalJuly 25, 2016

In a nationally-broadcast address to the joint session of Congress, Mr. Duterte said he would pursue a diplomatic solution to the Philippines's dispute with China over territory in the South China Sea after an international tribunal recently ruled in ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Outdoor school initiative qualifies for ballot
Corvallis Gazette TimesJuly 28, 2016

If approved, the measure it would create a state law allocating up to $22 million in state lottery economic development funds to providing all fifth- or sixth-graders in the state with a week of outdoor school. According to the group backing the ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal Rights Law Passes in Costa Rica
The Costa Rica NewsJuly 28, 2016

After being stalled in Costa Rica's legislative assembly for months an animal welfare bill has finally been passed by President Solís' administration. Up until now, animal abuse was only considered a minor offense in Costa Rica and anyone found guilty ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Athletes play hardball over concussions
Business InsuranceAugust 1, 2016

“U.S. insurers have learned from their experience of asbestos-related claims, and are increasingly drafting exclusion clauses for concussion claims and capping concussion lawsuit payouts,” S&P said. U.K. insurers also should take steps to reduce their ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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The diagnosis and the cure of automation
TechCrunchJuly 25, 2016

Recently the law firm of Baker & Hostetler became the first to hire an artificial intelligence named ROSS to handle their bankruptcy practice. ROSS is a software program housed on IBM's Watson platform. In recent weeks at ... You ask it questions in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Listen Up Inventors! Here's All You Need to Know About Intellectual Property
FortuneAugust 3, 2016

Listen Up Inventors! Here's All You Need to Know About Intellectual Property 1:31 PM EDT. Samsung Is In Talks to Buy Assets of Fiat's Auto-Parts Unit 1:26 PM EDT. This Guy Eats Chipotle Everyday—and Is Incredibly Ripped 11:54 AM EDT. Gap Is Under Fire ...more »

Save the heart from the clutches of fear
The New Indian ExpressJuly 25, 2016

I've also heard from an aviation professional that a reputed airline conducted an exam for CPL holders in 2011 and are yet to recruit them. Waiting for an opportunity can take up to five years and on the other hand, you'll have to pay those EMIs ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Democrats Grapple With The Economic Anxiety Fueling Trump's Campaign
ThinkProgressJuly 28, 2016

At the last minute, after the Democratic mayor and governor intervened on behalf of the workers, and California's entire DNC delegation threatened to boycott the airport, American Airlines agreed to come back to the bargaining table, and the strike was ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Brazil's Banks Ramp Up Bid to Halt Torrent of Bankruptcy Filings
BloombergJuly 25, 2016

In the first half of 2016, bankruptcy filings spiked 88 percent to a 10-year high, according to Serasa Experian. That's meant banks have had to write down the loans they've made to those companies and increase the amount of money they set aside to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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How can we fine an owner in a small association?
Naples Daily NewsJuly 25, 2016

The fourth owner constantly violates the rules and the board would like to levy a fine against him or suspend his use rights. ... Statutes also known as the Landlord Tenant Act. This new law requires condominium, cooperative and homeowners associations ...more »

Business Law
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Los Angeles-area man found guilty of advertising pornographic images of toddlers and infants in online chatroom
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement NewsroomJuly 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge convicted a Moreno Valley man Thursday of advertising child pornography in a members-only online chatroom for individuals with a sexual interest in infants and toddlers, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs ...more »

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Litigation funder backs 'ground-breaking' legal research project
Lawyers WeeklyJuly 27, 2016

The initiative will examine the operation of class action settlement distribution schemes in Australia and how to achieve finality in class action litigation, with the results of the research to be published on a dedicated website and presented at ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails
News 12 WestchesterJuly 28, 2016

Trump's comments raised the question of whether he was condoning foreign government hacking of U.S. computers and the public release of information stolen from political adversaries -- actions that are at least publicly frowned upon across the globe ...more »

Personal Injury
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Driving Deaths Go Up In Summer Says Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Rand Spear
Yahoo FinanceJuly 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / July 29, 2016 / We drive more in the summer but what really gets a boost is the number of traffic fatalities. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation states the summer months account for less than 23% of vehicle ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Some of Trump's 'Second Amendment People' Believe They Have the Right to Fight Government Tyranny with Guns
The TraceAugust 10, 2016

The Trace spoke with Darrell Miller, a professor of constitutional law and Second Amendment scholar at Duke Law School, to learn more about the origin of this argument, known as “insurrectionist theory,” and its role in the modern gun rights movement.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Jeffrey Trapani to Chair SRC Legislative Steering Committee
Business West (blog)August 3, 2016

Trapani, a partner at Robinson Donovan, concentrates his practice in civil litigation, including insurance defense, employment law, municipal liability, business litigation, and professional malpractice. Additionally, he represents landlords in summary ...more »

Consumer Protection
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'Bust a deal, face the wheel': Mel Gibson, confidentiality provisions and the First Amendment
Washington PostAugust 11, 2016

Now, state law may sometimes make some promises not to speak unenforceable, for instance if they are unexpected provisions buried deep in a consumer contract, or to the extent that the provisions seek to bar people from testifying in court. And ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Husch Blackwell completes largest law firm merger this year
REjournals.comAugust 9, 2016

The merger is big news for the Midwest commercial real estate market. Husch Blackwell has long been an important presence in this part of the country. The firm now operates offices in the Midwest markets of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Chicago; Jefferson ...more »

Law, United Wireless Arena extend contract
Dodge City Daily GlobeJuly 27, 2016

On Wednesday the Dodge City Law announced a three-year lease extension with United Wireless Arena. Back in June, the ... “The United Wireless Arena and VenuWorks management are excited about the extension of our agreement with the DC Law professional ...more »

IHSA retiree costs rise, but court says details can remain secret
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 6, 2016

“The only outcome I foresee occurring by releasing the individual pension benefits of past employees is for them to be scrutinized for accepting a pension they were promised and worked hard to earn,” says Craig Anderson, the IHSA's executive director ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Some attorneys say cuts at state crime lab will negatively affect cases
Casper Star-Tribune OnlineJuly 31, 2016

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, which oversees the crime lab, cut services that were not in high demand, said DCI Director Steve Woodson. The lab will stop doing hair analysis and headlamp testing, which has primarily been used to match ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Gazette opinion: Protect Park County's outdoor assets
Billings GazetteJuly 25, 2016

Now is the time to protect the outdoor assets that make Yellowstone's north gateway a great place to live, work and grow diverse businesses. Tester and Zinke have recognized the intrinsic and economic values in this public land. Daines should join them ...more »

Google Slams Job Applicants' Cert. Bid In Age Bias Row
Law360 (subscription)August 1, 2016

The proposed class action alleges violations of the Age Discrimination and Employment Act and California labor law. Potential class members include anyone older than 40 who interviewed with Google since August 2010 through the present and wasn't hired ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Warminster solicitors set to merge with Hampshire firm
Wiltshire TimesJuly 29, 2016

It will specialise in residential and commercial property, wills, probate and trusts, family, dispute resolution, personal injury and civil and family mediation for existing and new clients with potential for growth. Charles Goodbody said: “I believe ...more »

Environmental Law
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
wivb.comJuly 26, 2016

Since its March 2015 take off, the Swiss-engineered Solar Impulse 2 has made 16 stops across the world without using a drop of fuel to demonstrate that using the plane's clean technologies on the ground can halve the world's energy consumption, save ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Expansions May Give Former Workers at 2 Idaho Laboratories Easier Access to EEOICPA Compensation for Illnesses (press release)August 4, 2016

Washington, DC ( - Who: Former Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory employees in Scoville, Idaho, may qualify for a presumption of causation if they are included in a designated Special Exposure ...more »


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