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Do we need more layers of competition regulation?
Irish TimesJune 23, 2014

However, the Bill does increase the criminal investigation powers to enforce competition law in Ireland. This includes allowing An Garda Síochána to make more effective use of detention periods ... In addition, telecoms and internet companies are now ...more »

I lived “Orange Is the New Black” — now I'm going to watch it
SalonJune 23, 2014

Oddly, 4 p.m. was the exact time of standing count — a daily event at federal prisons nationwide that “Orange” seems to have glossed over. To me, standing count was very important. If the beauty of the ... Actually, like cancer — a disease we watch ...more »

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Administrative Law
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More Pa. judges sought for black lung cases
Pittsburgh Post GazetteJuly 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows after evidence surfaced that doctors hired by coal companies were systematically misdiagnosing black ...more »

Health Care Law
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Federal appeals court panel deals major blow to health law
Washington PostJuly 22, 2014

A federal appeals court panel in the District struck down a major part of the 2010 health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the program may not be provided in at least half of the states. The ruling, if upheld, could ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Report from Riga: Voices of Unity youth choir wins gold medal in gospel music ...
News SentinelJuly 23, 2014

They sang “He Reigns” by Kirk Franklin, “How Excellent Is Your Name” an arrangement by White, and “Joyful, Joyful” as seen in the movie, "Sister Act II." The choir definitely gave the performance their all. We were so proud to see them ... The choir ...more »

Immigration Law
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More Democrats oppose changes to immigration law
Albuquerque JournalJuly 17, 2014

WASHINGTON – Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Sole commissioner system a plus for Bartow industry, also plenty of prime acreage
The Catoosa County NewsJuly 21, 2014

Lemmon also tipped her hat to public officials who had the foresight to tap into Lake Allatoona, to guarantee sufficient clean water for the community. And Santini said Cartersville's city-owned utilities — gas and electric — have also helped attract ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Springfield, Parker claim neutrality in AWT conflict
The News HeraldJuly 18, 2014

That might happen if a compromise cannot be reached between Callaway and Bay County staff as part of a conflict resolution process. A public meeting would be the next step. “Their engineers can't make a decision,” Springfield Mayor Ralph Hammond said.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Litigation from 2011 Haste Street fire concludes in settlement, plans for ...
Daily CalifornianJuly 22, 2014

Yazdanpanah said the owners were willing to pay the settlements up to the $970,000 they received from their insurance company. He believes the lawyers ought to have pushed harder for more and said several other former tenants agreed with his evaluation ...more »

Animal Law
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Michael Sam is just focusing on football
wwlp.comJuly 23, 2014

For Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies its about making the team. jameson scrunchy · New bill would impose severe penalties for animal cruelty. Updated: 11 mins ago. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would impose harsher ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Amway, Hells Angels, Fracking: Intellectual Property
BloombergJuly 22, 2014

Sony Music Entertainment and other major music companies persuaded a federal court in Orlando, Florida, to narrow a copyright-related suit brought by Alticor Inc. and its Amway unit. The case, filed in April 2014, is related to an earlier dispute ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Tobacco Company Puts Sales Over Safety, Contributes to Former Navy ...
Westside TodayJuly 15, 2014

a former Navy captain whose widow is suing the tobacco manufacturer for negligence, an attorney told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury today. Lawyer Gilbert Purcell said in his opening statement in trial of Palos Verdes Estates resident Tajie Major's ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Breaking: Fifth Circuit upholds Texas affirmative action program
The Progressive PulseJuly 15, 2014

University of Texas at Austin, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the university's affirmative action program. The Supreme Court had sent the case back to Texas for a reconsideration of the university's affirmative action policy under a ...more »

EU to widen Russia sanctions
BBC NewsJuly 22, 2014

The UK has pushed for the Russian arms sector to be targeted. Western leaders accuse Russia of arming rebels in eastern Ukraine, and believe they shot down an airliner there. There is widespread anger over the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant group says East Palo Alto's city manager cozies up to big landlord
San Jose Mercury NewsJuly 11, 2014

Asked to respond to Tenants Together's critique, Gonzalez said the group "cherry-picked" emails to support inaccurate assumptions about her. The city manager said that as an attorney, she served as a housing advocate for La Raza Centro Legal and has ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Former Richmond mayor to seek state Senate seat
Progress IndexJuly 22, 2014

McCollum has been an attorney practicing in the areas of, bankruptcy, domestic relations and real estate since leaving as Richmond's mayor at the end of 2004. McCollum's ... "The localities of the 16th District are filled with wonderful people, but ...more »

Litigation
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EDITORIAL: Trademark litigation run amok
Washington TimesJuly 17, 2014

The lot of an imprisoned dictator isn't a happy one. Ever since the United States deposed Manuel Noriega as the maximum leader of Panama a quarter of a century ago, he, like Rodney Dangerfield, “don't get no respect.” So the other day, Noriega filed a ...more »

Business Law
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Canberra Centre's huge ads 'unlawful' but no one checked
The Canberra TimesJuly 23, 2014

The ACT legislation says wall advertising that is higher than two storeys is only permitted if it is "principle signage" – essentially, the name of the building or the business in it, or ads for products made on the site. Advertising for goods or ...more »

Personal Injury
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TV BLAMED FOR PERSONAL INJURY SUITS
Daily MailJuly 21, 2014

Mr Grayling went on: "Many of those 30% increase in claims are no doubt valid ones, but at least part of that rise has to be attributed to an increase in the litigious climate spurred on as I say by personal injury firms quick to cash on by advertising ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Second former Sabre surfaces in gambling probe
13WHAM-TVJuly 22, 2014

Neither player has been charged with a crime, and neither appears to be the focus of what prosecutors allege is a $76 million dollar gambling operation. Nathan Paetsch was drafted in 2003, played with the Amerks then four seasons in Buffalo. He is now ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Young Law Fights McEldrew Ouster In Malpractice Suit
Law360 (subscription)July 14, 2014

Law360, Philadelphia (July 14, 2014, 4:41 PM ET) -- The Philadelphia-based Young Law Group PC has ripped attempts to disqualify McEldrew Law from defending it against malpractice allegations stemming from an IP dispute, flatly rejecting claims that ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Dionne: Don't surrender the Constitution to the oligarchs
Salt Lake TribuneJuly 7, 2014

Moreover, because the Constitution was written primarily as a foundation for government, it can answer only so many questions. David Strauss of the University of Chicago Law School authored a book called "The Living Constitution" to make plain that ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Weekly – 7/11/14
Daily Record (subscription)July 11, 2014

Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate services provider, announced that Phillips & Green, M.D., a regional orthopedic surgery and physical therapy practice group, signed a 4,700-square-foot lease at 9821 Broken Land Parkway in Columbia, where it ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Hearing on Cruise Passenger Protection Act set for July 22
Travel WeeklyJuly 16, 2014

The act, which was introduced last summer, would direct the government to set standards for simple disclosure of the terms of a cruise ticket. It would also provide for an advisory committee on cruise consumer protection and a passenger complaint ...more »

Sports Law
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NY Giants co-owner John Mara 'not completely against' sports betting in New ...
New York Daily NewsJuly 18, 2014

Last month, the state legislature passed a bill that would repeal old state laws barring sports betting, allowing private companies to open up wagering operations. “Well, certainly we're opposed to it, but let's wait and see what happens,” Mara said ...more »

Ropes & Gray Private Investment Fund Update: July 2014
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 23, 2014

The Division further clarified that for purposes of the definition of a "qualifying portfolio company," a venture capital fund may disregard such an intermediate holding company formed solely for tax, legal or regulatory reasons to hold the fund's ...more »

Despite Yearlong Investigation Of IRS, DOJ Just Learned Of Lost Emails From ...
ForbesJuly 18, 2014

Joe Taxpayer might even think that DOJ and FBI investigators are themselves worried about getting audited. That might help explain recent events. For over a year now, the DOJ and FBI have been investigating the IRS targeting scandal. Yet a DOJ lawyer ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Naperville DUI Lawyer Invited to Present at The National College for DUI ...
Motor E magazineJuly 16, 2014

“I am honored to be invited to present among such a distinguished group of criminal defense lawyers. I hope my presentation will provide further insight to DUI law and refusal cases,” says DuPage DUI attorney Donald Ramsell. In addition to his active ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Gov. Scott had stake in pipeline firm whose $3 billion venture he and his ...
MiamiHerald.comJuly 21, 2014

In May and June 2013, he signed into law two bills designed to speed up permitting for what came to be known as the Sabal Trail Transmission — a controversial, 474-mile natural gas pipeline that's to run from Alabama and Georgia to a hub in Central ...more »

Age shall not weary him – Seldon age discrimination claim marches on
Lexology (registration)July 9, 2014

This is the age discrimination claim by a law firm partner obliged to retire at 65, first brought in 2007 and finally killed off, we had thought, by the Tribunal's decision last year that if 65 was an age where the legitimate aims of the firm's ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Newtons launch first West Yorkshire office
Harrogate NewsJuly 8, 2014

The newly-refurbished office will provide a full range of commercial and private client legal services and be managed by Newtons Solicitors director, Victoria Trelease, a former Marks & Spencer lawyer and wills and probate specialist, who joined the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Gov. candidate Berwick comes out against pipeline
The RecorderJuly 16, 2014

He dismissed suggestions that his position is at odds with that of his wife, Ann, who, as Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities chair, is also president of the New England States Committee on Electricity, a regional panel that has been ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Packing plant's workers accused of committing workers comp fraud
Business InsuranceJuly 22, 2014

Some 146 employees, many of them immigrant workers, at Fruit Dynamics L.L.C. have been charged with workers comp fraud as a result of an identity theft investigation that began in mid-2013, Maj. Geoffrey Branch of the state agency told Business...more »

Family Law
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The Care Planning and Care Leavers (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014 ...
Family Law NewswatchJuly 23, 2014

These Regulations amend the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 (“the CPPCRR”), which make provision about care planning for children who are looked after by a local authority, and the Care Leavers (England) ...more »

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