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Obama to seek border aid, Pelosi visits Texas
The Desert SunJune 30, 2014

By law, they must be transferred to the custody of the Health and Human Services Department within 72 hours of their arrest. From there, they are ... Meanwhile, Pelosi said immigrants' cases should be handled on a case-by-case basis. "We don't want our ...more »

US Department of Justice investigating James City's land use practices
Virginia GazetteJune 30, 2014

Rosenbaum cited a federal law – the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 – that prohibits applying land use regulations that unjustifiably burden religious exercises, treat a religious assembly “on less than equal terms” than ...more »

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Administrative Law
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ATC Agents Bust 28 Businesses in the Monroe Area for Selling to Minors
MyArkLaMissJuly 29, 2014

Administrative hearings will be held on the violations. The businesses and servers face penalties ranging from fines up to suspension or revocation of their alcoholic beverage permits. You can find a full list of businesses and servers issued ...more »

Health Care Law
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Elder law: Make your own critical health care decisions
Minuteman News CenterJuly 30, 2014

Westport Attorney Sharon Rosen spoke to Westport Sunrise Rotary on Friday about health care decisions we — older people particularly — should resolve before they become emotional, financial and legal burdens on an ailing or incapacitated person and ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Lollapalooza and Chicago finally make peace
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)July 30, 2014

In the meantime, Mr. Jones suggests the trick is to keep the event fresh, no easy task in a fast-changing culture. So organizers tinker with the music, for instance adding more electronic-style acts. Technology is upgraded; admission wrist-bands now ...more »

Immigration Law
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Pelosi: 'No reason' to change immigration law in emergency bill
The HillJuly 25, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday amplified her opposition to changes in deportation law as part of a border funding bill, saying it would be misguided to consider immigration reforms as part of the emergency response to the crisis.more »

Industrial Development Law
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Harlan Industrial Development Authority Board takes steps toward better ...
WKYTJuly 30, 2014

(WYMT) - In March, state auditors released a report highlighting multiple instances of poor financial record-keeping in Harlan County government. Tuesday night, members of the Harlan County Industrial Development Authority held a special-called meeting ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Lawmakers, FCC chairman urge arbitration over Dodgers channel
Los Angeles TimesJuly 30, 2014

More than a dozen members of Congress and the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission have called for the cable giant to find a way to end its dispute with other area pay-TV providers over its distribution of SportsNet LA, the new local TV ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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How to Prove Traumatic Brain Injury to Skeptical Juries and Insurance Adjusters
Insurance News NetJuly 28, 2014

About Michigan Auto Law: Michigan Auto Law has 17 lawyers exclusively handling automobile accident and No-Fault insurance litigation throughout the state. The law firm has received the top-reported jury verdict or injury settlement for a car or truck ...more »

Animal Law
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Tortoise killing participant faces new unrelated charge
WJXT JacksonvilleJuly 31, 2014


Intellectual Property
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360 Applicants Bid For Top WIPO Posts; Selection Process Underway
Intellectual Property WatchJuly 15, 2014

The World Intellectual Property Organization is currently engaged in an unprecedented process for the selection of the new top management to serve under recently re-elected Director General Francis Gurry. The open call for applicants resulted in some ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Monticello gets bids to remove controversial debris pile
Times Herald-RecordJuly 19, 2014

The village received five bids from vendors Thursday to remove the pile of debris on Pleasant Street, which has been left there since the state Department of Labor prevented the village from disposing of it because it contained asbestos. The five ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Ben Marrison commentary: 'Dispatch' dedicated to Statehouse coverage
Columbus DispatchJuly 13, 2014

... it's in school funding, income-tax revenue, collective bargaining, public records, Medicaid reimbursements or politics — allows our team to ask the most penetrating questions to get to the bottom of important topics and, in some cases, change ...more »

Castanet.netJuly 29, 2014

The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder's clerk to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples until there's a definitive ruling on same-sex ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Property code details rights of tenants, others
Aransas Pass ProgressJuly 30, 2014

The property code includes landlord and tenant rights as well as buyer and seller responsibilities and can be found easily online. Th e length and legal language may make it difficult to locate the needed information for many, so other groups have ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Red Flags Continue Rising Over Subprime Auto Lending
USFinancePostJuly 30, 2014

Auto loans made to consumers with bad credit have grown 130% in the past five years, and nearly 25% of all new car loans in 2013 were to subprime borrowers, or those with a credit score of 640 or less. During the first three months of the year, banks ...more »

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Argentina's banks float plan to avert default, end debt impasse
New York PostJuly 30, 2014

Local banks would pay off New York financier Paul Singer and other bondholders with dollar-denominated Argentine bonds, with Argentina agreeing to reimburse the banks with the bonds now in litigation, according to an Argentine press report. For the ...more »

Business Law
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Microsoft Could Face China Antitrust Probe
TechWeekEurope UKJuly 29, 2014

The SAIC is responsible for market supervision and regulation is one of a number of Chinese government agencies that deal with antitrust issues. The National Development and Reform Commission deal with issues related to pricing, while the Ministry of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Commission interim report 'sets stage' for soldiers' pay reform
TheNewsTribune.comJuly 5, 2014

Military folks upset that recent defense budgets have targeted their pay and benefits have no reason to fear a new 358-page interim report from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. The nine-member blue-ribbon panel does ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Metairie man booked with possession of child pornography
The Times-PicayuneJuly 30, 2014

Herr also admitted knowing the videos were stored in a shared folder on his computer and could be accessed by others on the Internet for downloading, the report said. Herr, of 3012 Jessica St., Metairie, was booked with possession of juvenile pornography.more »

Personal Injury
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Knoxville, TN Personal Injury Lawyer G. Turner Howard III Interviewed about ...
PR Web (press release)July 18, 2014

Tennessee personal injury attorney G. Turner Howard III of the G Turner Howard III Law Office recalled the special qualities of former senator Howard Baker Baker in a recent interview aired on News Channel 9. The Chattanooga-based TV station ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional gay marriage ban may not afford state legal cover
High Point EnterpriseJuly 29, 2014

The state already had a law against gay marriage passed by the N.C. General Assembly 20 years ago. But advocates for Amendment One said the ban needed to be codified in the state Constitution to provide greater protection for exclusive marriage between ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Former Client Sues Firm, Lawyers for Legal Malpractice Alleging Payment of ...
Texas LawyerJuly 18, 2014

A doctor has filed a legal malpractice negligence lawsuit against two Dallas attorneys and Scheef & Stone, alleging he paid them nearly $400,000 in fees to pursue a $1 million investment fraud case only to learn the defendants were "judgment-proof ...more »

Consumer Protection
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After 23 years on death row, execution a go
Sonoran NewsJuly 30, 2014

Because of Arizona's confidentiality law (A.R.S. § 13-757(C)) the compound pharmacist and/or company that provides these drugs to the Arizona DOC will remain confidential.” Horne said it is very important for people to understand the reason Arizona and ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorney Fees and Real Estate: Discretion Has its Limits
New York Law Journal (registration)July 21, 2014

In order to level the playing field and create mutual obligations between landlords and tenants, the New York State Legislature enacted Real Property Law (RPL) §234 which provides that a residential tenant, who is successful in litigation with his ...more »

Montgomery County to fund more sheriff's deputies
Your Houston NewsJuly 30, 2014

“In the 2015 budget process, the Township Board of Directors will consider adding additional contract law enforcement in Town Center, Hughes Landing and Township residential and commercial growth areas,” the letter says. “However, the effectiveness of ...more »

Sports Law
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Pinsent Masons | Legal uncertainty over remote gambling advertising puts ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)July 29, 2014

Sports law specialist James Earl of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind, said that gambling operators based outside Great Britain should not be required to obtain a licence from the Gambling Commission to enter into sponsorship deals with ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Des Moines police track down teen paintball suspects
DesMoinesRegister.comJuly 30, 2014

Police have received 12 reports since Saturday of people, houses and vehicles on Des Moines' west side being struck by paintballs, officials said. On Monday, officers identified teen suspects but have not yet filed charges. Only two of the 12 ...more »

Leaked Nunn campaign memo reveals potential concerns over liberal reputation ...
Creative Loafing AtlantaJuly 28, 2014

The document also names women, business leaders, trial lawyers, young professionals, startup employees, and members of the LGBT community as potential fundraising targets. The National Review says the Nunn campaign declined to ... According to the IRS...more »

Can you care for an elderly parent and still succeed at work?
FortuneJuly 24, 2014

They're in an assisted-living facility, but I need to go with them to doctors' appointments, stop by to check on them, and make sure they have groceries and medications. The problem is, my company ... In some instances, the time off “can be ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Who Owns Your Online Afterlife?
Insurance News NetJuly 23, 2014

However, there are some risks to including passwords in wills and legal documents. In addition to potentially exposing passwords when a will filed in probate court becomes public record, anti-hacking laws and the terms of service agreements prohibit ...more »

Environmental Law
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France to earmark 10 billion euros of funding to promote renewable energy use
Reuters UKJuly 29, 2014

Last month, she presented the broad outline of a much-delayed energy transition bill, which passes through cabinet on Wednesday and is expected to become law in early 2015. She confirmed that homeowners will be allowed to deduct 30 percent of the cost ...more »

Wills & Probate
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New office for solicitors
Halifax Evening CourierJuly 8, 2014

The Ripponden team is made up of Alison Gaddes, who deals with family matters and mediation, Paula Heslop, who covers residential conveyancing, wills and probate, and Joanne Roberts, who is the legal administrator. Hellewell Pasley & Brewer was ...more »

Family Law
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The Crossroads of Immigration and Family Law
New York Law Journal (registration)July 25, 2014

Long viewed as the land of opportunity, the United States of America attracts hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year. In the last few decades, immigration has exploded. From 1980 to 2010, the foreign born population surged from 14.1 million to ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp premiums to decrease
Charleston GazetteJuly 25, 2014

West Virginia employers should see a $32 million decrease in workers' compensation premiums during the coming year, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday. West Virginia employers have already saved more than $280 million since the program ...more »


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