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Newport man suspected in burglaries at Irvine skating rink
Daily PilotAugust 1, 2015

Irvine police said they arrested a burglary suspect after an off-duty detective saw him entering a locker room. Officials said they already suspected Rory Scott Campbell, 27, of Newport Beach when the detective saw him enter The Rinks inline skating ...more »

New ways to protect your credit card
Boston GlobeAugust 1, 2015

After the rash of retailer data breaches this past year, you might be tempted to stash your credit cards under your mattress and just pay cash. But even if you weren't a victim of fraud or were covered by your bank or card company for your losses ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Robert R. McGill Administrative Law Blog on Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)August 3, 2015

Preparing for life's vicissitudes can be a daunting task. Some never acquire the skills necessary to accommodate the winds of misdirection; others stumble through like a drunken sailor walking down fate's gangplank, seeing the end but failing to adapt ...more »

Family Law
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Family law not for the faint of heart, and institute teaches best principles ...
Tulsa WorldAugust 12, 2015

Some Tulsa attorneys admit they would rather try a number of heinous murder cases rather than one family law case. Judges have been heard to say they dread the controversial and contested family law cases because no one clearly is the winner and ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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FAQ: What you need to know for Mile 3
Appleton Post CrescentAugust 1, 2015

That said, the artists on the bill aren't household names, but that doesn't mean they're not worth hearing. There's a range of Grammy-nominated folk acts like the Milk Carton Kids to homegrown Fox Cities singer-songwriters. If you don't like what you ...more »

Health Care Law
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Walker Unveils Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare
WMTVAugust 14, 2015

Walker's "Day One Patient Freedom Plan" promises to reduce insurance premiums up to 25 percent by eliminating regulations in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Walker also proposes allowing people to buy insurance across state lines ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration Bill: Landlords 'must evict' illegal immigrants
BBC NewsAugust 3, 2015

Landlords in England will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. They will be able to end tenancies, sometimes without a court order, when asylum requests fail ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Product Liability: The nuts and bolts for small businesses
Casper JournalAugust 6, 2015

Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every year in the United States. Join us online from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 to learn the basics of product liability law and how it intersects with product safety and risk assessment in a ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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'Egyptian Industrial Product Preference' regulation will decrease foreign ...
Daily News EgyptAugust 1, 2015

The Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade announced it has finalised an executive regulation of Law 5/2015 to create a preference for Egyptian industrial products in government contracts. The regulation was sent to the Egyptian Council ... “The ...more »

Animal Law
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World-first billboard campaign aims to educate UAE on animal rights
The NationalAugust 4, 2015

DUBAI // The UAE has some of the toughest animal protection laws in the world – but they are not always known about. Under UAE Federal Law 16 of 2007, animals are protected from negligence and abuse. If animals are given a poor diet or are ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Lawsuit: Engineering firm behind Wake Tech's collapsed bridges wants insurer ...
Triangle Business JournalAugust 3, 2015

Stewart Engineering Inc. argues in a July 31 complaint that a professional liability insurance policy it purchased from Continental Casualty Co., the primary subsidiary of CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE: CNA), requires the insurer to indemnify the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Need law enforcement new training center
Wichita EagleAugust 4, 2015

However strained the relationship between Sedgwick County and the city of Wichita at the moment, both urgently need a new joint law enforcement training center. Recruits for both the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Wichita Police Department ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court helping small companies enforce IP ...
Out-Law.comAugust 3, 2015

In 2010, the Patents County Court, since renamed as the IPEC, was reformed with the intention of providing a judicial forum for small businesses to resolve IP disputes in a speedier and more cost-effective way than is available to them at the High Court.more »

A private jet crashed just outside London killing four people
Business InsiderAugust 1, 2015

A fierce fire has broken out after a light aircraft crashed into a car auction in Yateley. The incident occurred in Blackbushe Airport and fire crews are at the scene. There are unconfirmed reports the aircraft overshot the runway and crashed into some ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Clashes Erupt as Indians Rally to Protest Affirmative Action Caste Quotas
VICE NewsAugust 26, 2015

The protests, led by the influential Patel community, were in opposition to affirmative action policies that set quotas for lower castes in government employment and schools. Demonstrators argue that the policies give lower castes an unfair advantage.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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San Bernardino bankruptcy anniversary: tough times underway
San Bernardino County SunAugust 2, 2015

“When I go to bed at night, I'm thinking about this city. When I wake up in the morning, I'm thinking about this city,” said San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. Today is the third anniversary of San Bernardino's bankruptcy filing. Photos by Micah ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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What responsiblities do landlords have?
Carroll County TimesAugust 20, 2015

State law and county and municipal codes prohibit a landlord from evicting a tenant solely because the tenant has complained of a violation of the lease, violation of law or condition on the premises that is a substantial threat to the health or safety ...more »

Business Law
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Ads mailed to defendants causing concern for some Utah defense attorneys
Salt Lake TribuneAugust 2, 2015

How it works • Hart and Jemming said they believe the attorneys who use targeted advertising are accessing the Utah Courts online records to glean names and addresses of defendants. Information contained in criminal charges filed against an adult ...more »

Litigation
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Clear policy might have avoided this litigation
HRM Online New ZealandAugust 3, 2015

A trial involving an employee who used company cheques to reimburse herself for business expenses has reached its closing stages after four weeks. The case surrounds Suzanne Marie Davies, 60, who has pleaded not guilty to 300 charges of dishonesty ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Hacking cars, power plants and rifles at Black Hat
USA TODAYAugust 4, 2015

More than 10,000 computer security professionals, researchers and government workers are expected to attend the conference, which features 290 sessions describing network security flaws, attacks past, present and future and how to guard against them ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury claims in N.C.
Richmond County Daily JournalAugust 7, 2015

When a person suffers from a personal injury, he or she has a right to receive damages or compensation for those injuries. This week in the Legal Corner, we will focus on personal injury matters. In personal injury cases, the injured party has to prove ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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No, Abortion Actually Isn't A Constitutional Right
Western JournalismAugust 6, 2015

Likewise, University of Pennsylvania law professor Kermit Roosevelt (who supports legalized abortion) points out: “As a constitutional argument Roe is barely coherent. The Court pulled its fundamental right to choose more or less from the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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About Real Estate: US 'normalizing' relations with Cuba, but don't expect to ...
The Bellingham HeraldAugust 22, 2015

But real estate law in all 50 states says that a buyer's offer is immediately rendered null and void when a seller makes a written counteroffer. This means that you are free to make an offer on a different property, and the seller of the first house ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Federal agency expects to allege World Acceptance violated consumer protection...
Greenville NewsAugust 11, 2015

The notification letter said the CFBP enforcement staff expects to allege the company violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, according to World Acceptance. The letter confirms World Acceptance, before an enforcement action is taken ...more »

Sports Law
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Former football analyst Craig James sues Fox Sports for religious discrimination
Los Angeles TimesAugust 4, 2015

I will not let Fox Sports trample my religious liberty. Today, many people have lost their jobs because of their faith. Sadly, countless are afraid to let their bosses know they even have a faith. This is America, and I intend to make sure Fox Sports...more »

Montana medical marijuana providers, patients slowly increasing amid legal ...
The MissoulianAugust 16, 2015

In addition, the appeal contends Reynolds was wrong to block enforcement of the law's provision directing the Board of Medical Examiners to review the practice of any Montana physician who recommended medical marijuana for 25 or more patients in a ...more »

Gospel for Asia and ECFA: Is Reporting Information About An Organization ...
Patheos (blog)August 6, 2015

In ECFA speak, this exemption applies to requests for audited financial statements and is based on IRS guidance about disclosure of a tax exempt organization's 990 form. Since tax exempt groups are supposed to operate for the public benefit, public ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, on Felony Charges
New York TimesAugust 1, 2015

The last Texas attorney general to be indicted while in office was Jim Mattox, who was indicted by a Travis County grand jury in 1983 on a felony charge of commercial bribery. He was accused of threatening to destroy the bond business of a Houston law...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Relativity Media Chapter 11 Proposed Schedule Revealed
DeadlineAugust 11, 2015

A proposed timeline for Relativity's Chapter 11 process has been revealed in a New York court filing (see below). The bankruptcy process typically is a two-step process, so Relativity can receive the best possible price for the company. This comes as ...more »

Opponents rally against Fayetteville anti-discrimination law
Arkansas OnlineAugust 12, 2015

Avakian ruled the Kleins violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, which guarantees all residents in the state equal access to places of accommodation without regard to their race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. "This case is not about a ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Procedural Developments In Contentious Succession
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 10, 2015

The year has seen some interesting substantive law developments in the disputed wills field, most notably the clarification of the appropriate test for testamentary capacity in Re Walker, and more recently, the reining in of the expanded doctrine of ...more »

Environmental Law
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North Carolina Hog Farmers Want Renewable Energy Subsidies To Stay
WHQRAugust 3, 2015

Right now, North Carolina state law says utilities have to produce at least 6% of their energy from renewable sources. The law also requires that percentage to climb to a peak of 12.5% by 2021. In order to meet these standards, the state subsidizes the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Further analysis of proposed amendments to Queensland workers' compensation...
Lexology (registration)August 3, 2015

As anticipated, on 15 July 2015 the Queensland Government introduced into the Legislative Assembly the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, which amends the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation ...more »

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