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Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts
Delaware First MediaMay 23, 2017

The state maintained that it was required to do that under the Voting Rights Act, but today the Supreme Court unanimously rejected that argument, as it has in similar cases from Alabama and Virginia. A second district, District 12, which has been the ...more »

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say
Business InsiderMay 23, 2017

BOSTON (Reuters) - A West Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with fraudulently claiming he could sell some of the $500 million in artwork stolen from a Boston museum a quarter century ago, even though he had no access to the long-sought ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Gray's bill looks to provide fair water rights
The Turlock JournalJune 7, 2017

AB 313 proposes to restructure water rights hearings, creating a new Water Rights Division in the Office of Administrative Hearings to handle all water rights matters, removing conflicts of interest and built-in biases in the current system. “The ...more »

Family Law
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Domestic violence charge dropped against former Idaho deputy ...
Idaho StatesmanMay 23, 2017

Matthew Pond was an Ada County jail deputy when he was charged with attempted strangulation in February. Now the charge has been dismissed, and he says ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Shipping rate request from UAE to Saudi Arabia by Surface
Freightnet (press release)June 11, 2017

The enquirer requires a shipping rate for Electric Cunsumer Item to be despatched by Surface and arrive no later than 12/06/2017. The consignment is departing from U.A.E and arriving at Saudi Arabia. Full details of this shipping rate request can be ...more »

Health Care Law
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Close to Home: A tribute to nosy neighbors, allies in fight against elder abuse
Santa Rosa Press DemocratJune 1, 2017

Last year, Adult Protective Services and Senior Advocacy Services' long-term care ombudsman received 5,556 reports from callers with concerns about financial, physical or mental abuse, or self-neglect, of elders and dependent adults. That represents an ...more »

Immigration Law
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San Antonio may sue Texas over new immigration law |
KENS 5 TVMay 25, 2017

The City of San Antonio is seeking to potentially take legal action to block the state's new immigration law.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Brown-John: NAFTA is the best way we have to settle trade disputes
Windsor StarJune 2, 2017

It is much more user friendly that the World Trade Organization's dispute resolution process. However, part of the problem is this is less about fairness than the American inability to understand that a “government of private interests, for private ...more »

Intellectual Property
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3 Proven Ways Marketers Protect Intellectual Property
Business 2 CommunityJune 12, 2017

While we were off-air between interview segments, Jim explained to me how strongly he believes in protecting intellectual property and just how important it is for marketers to invest in trademarking their content. He told me a story about a time after ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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McNamara Realty to pay $30000 in asbestos disposal case
Paso Robles Daily NewsMay 31, 2017

The ceiling material was determined to be hazardous waste under state law. The suit also alleged that McNamara Realty failed to notify the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District prior to the removal of the ceiling material, failed to ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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City Council Unanimously Approves Historic Rewrite of Police Accountability System
TheStranger.comMay 23, 2017

Murray declined to specify which parts of the legislation are dependent on negotiations with the city's two police unions, citing state law protecting the secrecy of collective bargaining, but said the city would move ahead with creating the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Govt to table bankruptcy law for NBFCs, MFIs in monsoon session of Parliament
LivemintMay 23, 2017

New Delhi: The government is likely to introduce in the monsoon session of Parliament a separate bankruptcy law to deal with insolvency in financial sector companies that include banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). The proposed bill will ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Evictions decline throughout Southern California
Long Beach Press TelegramJune 11, 2017

Despite rising rents and declining affordability, eviction cases are on the wane throughout Southern California region, data shows. Court eviction filings dropped 30.5 percent from 2008 to 2015, according to numbers compiled for by American ...more »

Business Law
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$1.75M Athletic Tape False Ad Settlement Pitched To Judge
Law360 (subscription)May 25, 2017

Law360, New York (May 25, 2017, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of people who bought “kinesio tape” for sport injuries asked a Massachusetts federal judge Wednesday to preliminarily approve a proposed $1.75 million settlement with the tape ...more »

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What Does Biblical Meekness Look Like in a Litigation-Loaded Culture?
Patheos (blog)May 23, 2017

John practices law and is a practicing Christian. Some might wonder how “practices law” and “practicing Christian” can go together in the same sentence, but John's story reveals that they can. John was involved in a mediation proceeding with a former ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Guilty plea in Parkville man's computer hacking, child porn case
Kansas City StarMay 24, 2017

Jacob Raines, 38, of Parkville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of computer intrusion and one count of accessing a computer in order to view child pornography over the internet. According to court records, Raines ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Man gets 4 years for falsifying military record to receive benefits
Federal TimesMay 25, 2017

... 68, of Kenosha, Wis., pleaded guilty to unlawfully exhibiting a military discharge certificate, theft of government money, making false statements to federal agents and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding after being caught committing ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Ninth Annual Constitutional Law Luncheon
Michael Carlin (press release)May 23, 2017

Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the country's foremost legal thinkers and experts on Constitutional Law. He is the author of seven books, numerous articles, and a regular column on the United States Supreme Court carried by California Lawyer, the Los ...more »

Personal Injury
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Business Insurance: What Is It & Do You Need It?
Nav (blog)May 24, 2017

You sell products. You don't have to manufacture the product to be held responsible for injuries it causes. In many states, anyone involved in putting a defective product in a consumer's hands can be sued. You advertise online or via social media ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Forum asks builder to pay Rs 2.25L to complainant
Times of IndiaMay 25, 2017

Nagpur: The Nagpur District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed a city builder to pay Rs2.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Lawyer Who Failed To Forward Warning Letter to Malpractice Insurer Has No Coverage For Lawsuit That Followed (subscription)May 25, 2017

A letter to a lawyer that directed him to refer it to his professional liability insurance carrier gave the lawyer “a basis to reasonably expect a claim” and his failure to inform his insurer of the letter doomed his bid for coverage under his claims ...more »

Shrewsbury lawyer knows the law; now he learns business
Asbury Park PressJune 12, 2017

John R. Tatulli owns a law firm in Shrewsbury. When did you decide you wanted to be an entrepreneur? In 2011, after working at large global law firms in Washington, D.C., New York and Princeton, I was ready to take those experiences and bring it home ...more »

Real Estate Law
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What is the best way to handle frequent email questions from an owner?
Naples Daily NewsJune 10, 2017

With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, Coral Gables and Boca Raton, the firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and business law.more »

Criminal Defense
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Need 'one hell of a defense'? Nashville's high-profile call Peter Strianse
The TennesseanJune 7, 2017

“He said, 'You really need both long term if you have aspirations of someday being a criminal defense attorney.' ” “That's what put the idea in my head,” Strianse said. Taking that advice, Strianse served as a federal prosecutor in Florida for three ...more »

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling On Controversial Audit Law
CBS Minnesota / WCCOMay 30, 2017

(AP) — Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto says she'll appeal her case over a state law allowing counties to hire private firms for financial audits to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Minnesota's Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the controversial 2015 ...more »

Healthcare Forum to offer resources to elderly
Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalJune 9, 2017

TUPELO – Ginny Kilgore hopes to help others navigate the maze of health care – just as resources have done for her in the past. Kilgore works with the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Elder Law Project on special events after serving as director ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Three Attorneys from Solomon Dwiggins & Freer Named 2017 Legal Elite by Nevada Business Magazine
Nevada Business Magazine (press release)June 2, 2017

LAS VEGAS – Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd., a Las Vegas-based law firm specializing in trust and estate law, announced that three attorneys from the firm were recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as Legal Elite 2017 honorees. The annual list ...more »

Environmental Law
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TMI's potential retirement to stir up debate on new Pa. energy policy
PennLive.comMay 30, 2017

What it would involve is changing the state's 2004 alternative energy portfolio standards law to give nuclear preferential treatment and premium payments that are now extended to renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar. Those payments likely ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Berkshire Unit Settles With California Regulator Over Workers Comp Insurance
Wall Street Journal (subscription)June 8, 2017

A unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will be able to sell a revised version of its controversial workers' compensation insurance policies in California following a settlement with the state's top insurance regulator. Last year, California Insurance ...more »


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