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FBI serves subpoena at City Hall in Reading
Reading EagleFebruary 24, 2017

Because the federal agents said they were seeking copies of audits of federal grants, including grants awarded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, during Spencer's administration, Steckman said that he also provided copies of ...more »

Loan agreement between Erie County, ECMC falls one vote short ...
WBFOFebruary 24, 2017

A borrowing agreement involving Erie County and the Erie County Medical Center Corporation, one that would help the latter fund construction of a major.more »

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Administrative Law
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United States: How Does The Area Of Law Impact The Level Of Questioning At Oral Argument?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 1, 2017

Collectively, appellees in election law cases averaged the most questions at 19.14. Insurance law appellees were next at 15.19. Appellees in corporate, commercial and contracts law were close behind, averaging 15, 14.5 and 14.33 questions, respectively.more »

Health Care Law
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Gov. Rick Scott pushing health care reform to pal Trump
TCPalmFebruary 28, 2017

Repeating earlier assertions that the health care law is “a mess,” Scott, the former CEO of the nation's largest hospital company, said the time he spent discussing health care policy with Trump centered on big-picture themes, such as more flexibility ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Overseas Shipholding Group to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results on March 7, 2017
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 24, 2017

OSG's 24-vessel U.S. Flag fleet consists of eight ATBs, two lightering ATBs, three shuttle tankers, nine MR tankers, and two non-Jones Act MR tankers that participate in the U.S. Maritime Security Program. OSG is committed to setting high standards of ...more »

Immigration Law
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Acting Police Chief Newsham says DC will not enforce civil immigration laws
FOX 5 DCFebruary 24, 2017

WASHINGTON - "I can tell you unequivocally in Washington, D.C. we are not going to enforce civil immigration laws," Acting D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said in an interview with FOX 5 Friday morning. "I think that I feel very strongly that it will ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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How will Kraft Heinz closure impact dairy farmers?
Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog)March 3, 2017

“I know they sent out their 90 day 'WARN' notice, which is not a big surprise,” said Jamie Johnson, executive director of the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency. “They're just following state law in preparation for something happening.” The ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Haberman Ilett recruits director
CDR News MagazineMarch 1, 2017

Having served at Deloitte and a boutique corporate finance company, a forensic accountant specialising in disputes has joined Haberman Ilett as a director. Disputes-focused accounting company Haberman Ilett has expanded its leadership team with the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Quadruples Size of ChicagoOffice With the Addition of 15 Baugh Dalton Attorneys
Lawfuel (blog)March 1, 2017

(March 1, 2017, Chicago, IL) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, today announced that it is quadrupling the size of its Chicago office with the addition of 15 attorneys from Chicago-based Baugh Dalton LLC, a boutique ...more »

Animal Law
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State's divorce law revamped to consider animal well-being
American Veterinary Medical AssociationMarch 1, 2017

But adding complexity to that legal status is a recent amendment to Alaska's divorce law. The state has become the first in the country to require courts to take into consideration “the well-being of the animal” in custody disputes involving nonhuman ...more »

Intellectual Property
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South Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board Upholds Validity of 3M Korean Patent
Business Wire (press release)February 27, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (“IPTAB”) in Daejeon, South Korea, recently upheld the validity of all claims of 3M's Korean Patent No. 1,074,570 titled "Method for Stacking ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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New Woodmore lawsuit takes aim at predatory law firms
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 25, 2017

But before that happened, Byrd shifted gears and signed on with Fried, Rogers, Goldberg LLC, an Atlanta firm that specializes in personal injury claims. Those attorneys filed a lawsuit on Byrd's behalf on Dec. 6, 2016, records show, that did not name ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Former St. V's employee suing for discrimination, wrongful discharge
Billings GazetteMarch 3, 2017

Roxanna Jackson, who has special needs including learning and speech disabilities, was fired in August 2014 after 37 years from her job as an instrument technician, according to court records filed by her attorney, Eric Holm of Billings. Jackson, 61 ...more »

Several dead after small plane crashes into two homes in Riverside ...
CBS NewsFebruary 28, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Four people are dead and two are injured after a small plane crashed into two homes and sparked a huge fire in Southern California, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Seattle landlords sue, challenge city's first-come, first-served rental law
The Seattle TimesMarch 9, 2017

“Each of the plaintiffs has suffered immediate and ongoing harm because the city appropriated their constitutionally-protected right to choose whom they will house and work with in these often-lengthy and interpersonal landlord-tenant relationships ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Good Debt vs. Bad Debt
Motley FoolFebruary 24, 2017

That said, a car loan is actually a pretty benign example of bad debt, because you'll be able to use the car during and after your loan repayment period. You may be overpaying for ... A far worse example of bad debt is credit card debt. Credit cards ...more »

Litigation
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City warned of potential litigation over demolition of Central School
Helena Independent RecordMarch 1, 2017

Litigation concerns. Following the vote, Haladay noted several attorneys present and pleaded that they not file lawsuits and tie up this permit with litigation, of which the city had already been warned. “Helena schools are in a crisis and the kids are ...more »

Business Law
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Georg C. Reitboeck
The National Law ReviewMarch 1, 2017

The choice of a lawyer or other professional is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military benefits students' college life and onwards
Scot Scoop NewsMarch 6, 2017

Not only do they provide a steady income and many health benefits, these careers also can help set one up for a career in the military. Jaelyn Sibley, a requirements officer (RO) for the U.S. Navy, and her husband Scott Sibley, an aviation ordnance ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Watch your back or else: Helpful online security tips
The Oak LeafMarch 1, 2017

It secures your computer's internet connection, making sure that the data you're receiving and sending is encrypted and secure from cyber criminals. “The biggest problem with a public Wi-Fi network is all this information is in the air and somebody can ...more »

Personal Injury
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Stoneham fire log: Feb. 13-26
Wicked Local StonehamMarch 1, 2017

8:07 a.m.: A motor vehicle accident with personal injury was reported at Fairview and Wilson roads. 10:57 a.m.: A motor vehicle accident with personal injury was reported at Pond and Woodland streets. 12:04 p.m.: Wires were reported down on Albion ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Nazarbaev Signs Kazakh Constitutional Amendments Into Law
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMarch 10, 2017

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has signed constitutional amendments transferring some powers from the president to government ministers and lawmakers. Nazarbaev's office said he signed the amendments into law on March 10. The Constitutional ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Hanft Fride attorneys named among Best Lawyers in America
BusinessNorth.comMarch 6, 2017

Jennifer Carey was selected for inclusion for the fifth consecutive year for her practice in real estate law. She represents ... John Kelly was selected for the 21st consecutive year for his work in defending legal malpractice claims. He represents ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed At Controlling Consumer Protection Agency
KPBSMarch 18, 2017

The Trump administration has gone to court to try to bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under its control. The bureau is an executive branch entity, but the president doesn't have direct control over the six-year-old agency. The Justice ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Daily Rundown: Monday, March 6
MyCentralJersey.comMarch 6, 2017

This year's symposium will feature updates on elder law and special needs trusts; retirement benefits; estate and trust litigation; charitable remainder trusts; estate planning for digital assets; gift, estate, and income tax issues, and the phasing ...more »

What does Brexit mean for your commercial contracts?
Lexology (registration)March 3, 2017

While Brexit's implications for commercial law are still essentially unknown it is worth remembering that the vast quantity of UK commercial laws are not the result of EU initiatives and may therefore remain unchanged. That said we have identified ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports Writer Claims NC Bathroom Law Contributed to Duke's Loss to South Carolina in NCAA Tournament
Breitbart NewsMarch 22, 2017

Don't let your lying eyes deceive you that the stunning 65-point, second half scoring assault by the South Carolina Gamecocks against the ACC champion Duke University was the reason for their win on Sunday. Sports writer Ty Duffy at The Big Lead ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Police falsely told a man he couldn't film them. 'I'm an attorney,' he said. 'I know what the law is.'
Washington PostMarch 10, 2017

One of the first things Jesse Bright did after being pulled over by police on a recent Sunday afternoon was turn on his phone and begin filming. Bright was driving for Uber to make some extra cash, but he works full-time as criminal defense attorney in ...more »

US tax man more lax: Audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts
CTV NewsMarch 5, 2017

WASHINGTON -- As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low. The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. The ...more »

Individuals, cities cannot pick which laws to follow
Statesman JournalMarch 17, 2017

An issue I fear is that if cities such as Salem can pick and choose what federal laws to follow or enforce, what would happen if we get city officials who have issues with federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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'A great asset to have': Johnstown police add new protective vests for K-9s
TribDem.comFebruary 24, 2017

He said K-9s are not only a great asset to the department, but to the county as well. “If we're called out we can go anywhere in the county to help,” Gardner said. “You always have that feeling that we have that protection with you. These dogs love ...more »

Environmental Law
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Sign Petition to Stop Arkansas From Passing Legislation That Punishes Factory Farm Whistleblowers
One Green PlanetMarch 20, 2017

... be made law, it could become illegal in Arkansas to document or report such things as child abuse at daycare facilities, elder abuse at a nursing home, unsanitary conditions at restaurants, or toxic dumping and other environmental regulation ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Common misconceptions about wills and trusts
TCPalmMarch 1, 2017

STUART — It is difficult to sort through all of the confusion about estate planning documents and the probate process. There are many frequently perpetuated myths about wills and trusts circulating around. It is important to make sure you have your ...more »

Family Law
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Sharia divorce claim rejected: B v L [2016] EWFC 67
Family LawFebruary 28, 2017

The husband failed to provide the court with any such expert evidence however, he referred to the relevant Pakistani statute which was the Muslim Family Ordinance 1961, specifically sections 5 and 7. Counsel for the husband argued ... The judge raised ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Proposed Iowa Workers' Comp Changes Concern Injured Workers
U.S. News & World ReportMarch 3, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation making big changes to Iowa's workers' compensation system is moving through the Legislature despite arguments that the new rules would penalize employees who work in physically demanding conditions.more »

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