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Obituary: Robert Montague, attorney and veteran, dies at 73
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2017

Montague spent the bulk of his legal career practicing securities law and corporate finance at Robins Kaplan after moving the family to the Twin Cities in the mid-1980s and spent much of his career working for Best Buy. That meant a steady diet of late ...more »

Many Millennials Consider Debt A Dating Deal Breaker
WFMY News 2April 1, 2017

The credit expert reminds us that, "…if you apply for joint credit, both of those credit histories are going to be considered, and as a result, your bad credit history could drag down your ability to qualify for joint accounts." You can check your ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Legal fight over Silver Springs water permit opens in Palatka
Florida Times-UnionApril 10, 2017

A judge in the state Division of Administrative Hearings has scheduled four days of hearings at the management district headquarters in Palatka, causing the district's board to move its monthly meeting on Tuesday to Eustis. The judge, E. Gary Early ...more »

Health Care Law
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White House officials offer change to health-care bill
CNBCApril 4, 2017

White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP's failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. Vice President Mike Pence and two top White ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Jones Act change could dip Gulf of Mexico supply 500000 b/d: study
PlattsApril 4, 2017

A pending US Customs and Border Protection action to reverse longstanding Jones Act exemptions could reduce oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico by about 500,000 b/d over the next 13 years, according to a study paid for by the American ...more »

Immigration Law
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They met with immigration officers to apply for legal residency — only to be arrested by ICE
Washington PostApril 6, 2017

He stayed despite a deportation order and over the past 16 years has made a living fixing and remodeling homes. He also started ... Absent serious criminal violations, the five arrests on March 29 in northeastern Massachusetts were less likely to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New programs offer incentives for development
OttumwacourierApril 5, 2017

“This amendment … is going to expand the industrial and commercial tax abatement throughout the city of Ottumwa. It's going to take effect May 1,” Gates said. The programs were ... City Attorney Joni Keith said the Iowa legislature's new law on ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Named Number One Program In the Nation in USNWR Law ...
Business Wire (press release)April 3, 2017

Dispute resolution programs train law students to handle conflict through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and problem solving. The Straus Institute offers academic degrees in the form of a certificate, Master (MDR), and LLM, providing lawyers and ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Lexington Insurance and Attorneys Sued for Disclosing Confidential Mediation Information, Bad Faith
Yahoo FinanceApril 5, 2017

Mintz Truppman, P.A., recently filed an amended lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, against Lexington Insurance Company and its attorneys Cozen O'Connor. The defendants disclosed confidential mediation communications and Lexington acted in bad ...more »

Animal Law
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Disbarred Billings attorney charged with animal abuse for ...
Billings GazetteApril 20, 2017

A disbarred Billings attorney appeared in court Thursday to face multiple animal abuse charges spanning years.more »

Intellectual Property
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Greenspoon Marder Announces Expansion of Intellectual Property ...
Yahoo FinanceApril 3, 2017

SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenspoon Marder today announces the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice group and complex litigation ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against BofI Holding, Inc.
PR Newswire (press release)April 4, 2017

BERWYN, Pa., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RM LAW, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased BofI Holding, Inc ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Judge Blocks Seattle Law Allowing Uber and Lyft Drivers to Unionize
BloombergApril 4, 2017

Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle on Tuesday ...more »

New 'Grey's Anatomy' Promo Traumatizes Fans With Plane Crash Flashbacks
MoviefoneApril 7, 2017

Not again, Shonda! That's what we thought when we first heard that "Grey's Anatomy" Season 13 was setting an entire episode on a plane, with a crisis unfolding mid-flight, and that's what more fans are saying now that ABC has shared a promo for the hour.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New guidance from the NY attorney general explains tenants' rights
NEWS10 ABCApril 12, 2017

The new guidance explains a number of legal protections that all New Yorkers have, including laws that prevent landlords from evicting or harassing tenants based on their immigration status. “Every New York tenant has a basic legal right to live in ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Rupert Elementary Citizens of the Month named for March
Weekly News JournalApril 4, 2017

Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does ...more »

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Complex Litigation & E-Discovery
New Jersey Law JournalApril 3, 2017

In the Law Journal's Complex Litigation & E-Discovery supplement, articles focus on electronic medical records, Twitter cases in the appellate division, the role of e-discovery in litigation, and other topics.more »

Business Law
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Signet Jewelers Limited of a Class Action ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)April 3, 2017

... California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm's attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Navy vets see sinister move behind effort to deny them Agent Orange benefits
Military TimesApril 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs opposes a bill that would extend disability benefits to Navy veterans from the Vietnam War who served at sea and claim they were exposed to Agent Orange because the evidence of exposure is uncertain ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Report shows Lake Tahoe is a hot spot for sex trafficking
Aspen TimesApril 5, 2017

9, 2017, after months of investigation, a U.S. Senate subcommittee released a report that accused of concealing evidence of criminal activity by systematically editing its adult ads to remove words that indicate sex trafficking, according ...more »

Personal Injury
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Kuvara Law Offering Rights to 1-800-4-INJURY and 1-888-4-INJURY
BenzingaApril 7, 2017

Neal Kuvara, CEO and owner of Kuvara Law Firm and 1-800-4-INJURY Legal Network, has over 40 years of legal experience representing injured clients. Legal services of the Kuvara Law Firm include personal injury, pedestrian injury, car accidents, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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From constitution to law: The legalities of making art in Egypt
Mada MasrApril 6, 2017

Defining art is traditionally the burden of critics, writers and artists themselves, but lawyers and judges are sometimes wont to get involved. In Egypt, approximately 16 laws and 588 articles govern artistic production, from the explicit Artistic ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Glen Rock Lawyer Named Among Top 10 In New Jersey
Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily VoiceApril 4, 2017

GLEN ROCK, N.J. — E. Drew Britcher of Britcher Leone, LLC, of Glen Rock and Parsippany has been named one of the top 100 attorneys and to the Ten Year Top List in New Jersey for 2017 by "New Jersey Super Lawyers" magazine. . This marks the 13th ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Twitter Fights Feds Over Rogue Account
MediaPost CommunicationsApril 7, 2017

Healey argues in court papers that any attempt by Copley to send anti-abortion ads to women who have visited a health clinic in Massachusetts would violate the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, on the grounds that a potential campaign "intrudes ...more »

Real Estate Law
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NJ Justices Update Real Estate Contract Cancellation Rules
New Jersey Law JournalApril 3, 2017

Guerrero's attorney, Martin Liberman, said the community of real-estate lawyers had been waiting for an update to the 1983 ruling. "The law has finally changed," said Liberman, who runs a firm in Morristown. "This was a perfect case for appellate review.".more »

MLC 2006 Finally Ratified By Turkey
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 11, 2017

MLC 2006 of the International Labour Organisation ("ILO") dated 07 February 2006 has been ratified, declared and published in the Official Gazette numbered 30018 dated 25 March 2017. MLC 2006 was already binding on vessels with Turkish ownership ...more »

Sports Law
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This Week In Sports Law: Betting On Vegas Raiders, Lakers Lawsuit Over, All In The Familia
ForbesApril 2, 2017

How Does The Raiders Move To Las Vegas Affect Sports Betting? It seems as though the shift of the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas (officially to occur in 2020) should not heavily affect the way that gambling is treated in Nevada, other states and by ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Will Governor Ducey tighten rules for police to seize cash, property?
ABC15 ArizonaApril 12, 2017

The Arizona Legislature has passed legislation that would make it tougher for prosecutors to seize cash and property from people suspected of a crime, leaving it up to Gov. Doug Ducey to decide whether or not to overhaul the state's civil forfeiture ...more »

CRA's audit powers restricted — BP Canada
Lexology (registration)April 4, 2017

On March 30, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) rendered a taxpayer-friendly decision in BP Canada Energy Company (“BP”) with important implications for companies required by law to prepare audited financial statements. In brief, the FCA held ...more »

Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) Senior Policy Attorney Receives NAELA Award for Public Policy Achievements
BenzingaApril 7, 2017

Mr. Chiplin, along with Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judith Stein, is co-editor-in-chief of the Medicare Handbook, a key resource for elder law attorneys. The award was presented to Mr. Chiplin by NAELA Sr. Public Policy Manager ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law Enforcement: New K-9's protect the streets of Madison County
Madison County CarrierApril 25, 2017

According to Officer Land, Bolt is a valuable asset because of the extra layer of protection he provides to officer safety. Law enforcement officers interested in transitioning to a K-9 unit should be patient, have a love for animals, and be passionate ...more »

Environmental Law
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VLS Presents Norman Williams Lecture on 'Shifting Energy Landscapes' April 13
vtdigger.orgApril 7, 2017

“We look forward to welcoming Professor Outka to Vermont Law School and encourage anyone interested in renewable energy and a low-carbon future to join us for her lecture,” said Associate Dean Melissa Scanlan, director of the Environmental Law Center.more »

Wills & Probate
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Ask an expert: 'Does being 'joint tenants' help cut our probate fee?' 3, 2017

Gary Kiely, a wills and probate expert at law firm BP Collins, explained probate is charged on the total estate, including any share of assets held as “tenants in common”. Assets held as “joint tenants”, as in this example, are excluded for probate ...more »

Family Law
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Family law enters into force
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)April 14, 2017

Replacing a piece of legislation that was originally passed in 1976 and defined the family as a community of children and parents, the new law centres the definition of family around the child. The definition is being expanded sufficiently to be ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' compensation – Causation – Lump sum agreement
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyApril 4, 2017

Where an insurer has appealed from the reviewing board of the Department of Industrial Accidents, the appeal must fail despite the insurer's argument that the administrative judge who awarded benefits imposed upon the insurer a new burden of production ...more »


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