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Thousands in Dream Act grants being left on the table
Long Beach Press TelegramJune 26, 2016

Undocumented college students are leaving a wealth of unspent aid money on the table five years after the passage of the landmark California law that provides those immigrants grants for higher education. Students Maria Belen and David Rojas are ...more »

Youngstown woman charged with domestic violence
WKBN.comJune 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a Youngstown woman for punching and biting the father of her children. 39-year-old Kia Buggs was sent to the Mahoning County Jail Saturday on domestic violence charges. Police said Buggs was arrested ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Preliminary tax values up in city, school district, down in county
Times Record NewsJune 27, 2016

Though tax figures are expected to fluctuate slightly before being certified next month, preliminary estimates from the Wichita Appraisal District show a modest rise in tax values year-to-year for the city of Wichita Falls and the Wichita Falls ...more »

Health Care Law
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Family claims maggots found in mouth of ICU patient
KPRC HoustonJune 30, 2016

There's something to be said for death with dignity and that didn't happen, and it didn't happen because the care wasn't there.” The family is suing for elder abuse and neglect, medical malpractice and emotional distress. News4Jax asked OPMC what parts ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Indigent defender impact
The Daily IberianJune 26, 2016

Act 638, which becomes effective on Aug. 1, was introduced by Rep. Sam Jones of Franklin. It allows for the creation of five separate Indigent Defender Fund Boards, one each for Morgan City, Franklin, Jeanerette, New Iberia, and Breaux Bridge, to ...more »

Immigration Law
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Penalty for cities that ignore immigration law clears Senate
Washington TimesJune 28, 2016

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to deny state dollars from cities or counties that accept identification cards from nonprofit organizations or which establish “sanctuary policies” that limit enforcement of federal immigration law. Earlier Tuesday ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $175000 to Help Bring 8000 Summer Jobs to Baltimore
Business Wire (press release)June 27, 2016

Through the Mayor's Department of Employment, YouthWorks offers two five-week work programs at more than 900 worksites in a wide variety of industries, including: health care and social assistance, hospitality/tourism, finance, construction, law and ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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WFW revenue rises by 5 per cent to £131m
The Lawyer (registration)June 27, 2016

The figures showed WFW was on track to achieve growth of 5 per cent at year-end, or 8 per cent on a currency adjusted basis. This year has seen WFW bulk up its presence in New York hiring two real estate lawyers and a dispute resolution team led by ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Medicaid lawsuit closes as taxpayers foot the bill
Sarasota Herald-TribuneJuly 4, 2016

The state must also work with both groups to correct the problems identified in the lawsuit — namely that the more than 2 million poor children enrolled in Medicaid must have access to health care and administrative hurdles to care need to be ...more »

Animal Law
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Merrick County man no-show on animal abuse charges
NBC NebraskaJune 28, 2016

Central City, NE Tommy Leetch, 34, accused of five counts of animal cruelty and neglect failed to appear for a court hearing Monday in Merrick county court in Central city. Leetch faces misdemeanor charges after county officials discovered as many as ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Heading for Brexit: Will United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Protections Brexit Too?
The National Law ReviewJune 29, 2016

With the full effect of the June 23 United Kingdom (UK) vote – known as Brexit – to leave the European Union (EU) still unclear, those seeking protection of their intellectual property in the EU and the UK have a varied landscape to navigate. The UK's ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Asbestos Removal Delayed at Pillsbury Mills
WANDJune 27, 2016

SPRINGFIELD - Asbestos removal at the former Pillsbury Mills plant is delayed. The Illinois EPA says the asbestos may not be removed until sometime next year, because a lawsuit against the plant's owners and operators has been delayed until August.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia's death
KTBSJune 28, 2016

Alito announced his dissents in the affirmative action and abortion cases on the last two days the justices met to issue decisions. Both times, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined with the more liberal justices to form a majority. Alito's upset with the ...more »

FAA Report Reveals Shocking Aviation Safety Findings
TopWireNews (press release)June 26, 2016

New York – Following the media's release of reports on the latest developments in the case of a JetBlue pilot accused of flying while under the influence of alcohol, New York aviation lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter has issued new commentary about aviation ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Four make 'short lists' for Cecil judgeships
My Eastern ShoreJune 27, 2016

... School of Law in 1999, worked briefly for his family practice, before setting out on his own, handling divorces, custody dispute cases, workers' compensation cases, bankruptcies, contract disputes, real estate settlements and landlord/tenant disputes.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world
Boston HeraldJune 27, 2016

Credit: The Associated Press. In this April 23, 2016 photo David Goethel sorts cod and haddock while fishing off the coast of New Hampshire. To Goethel, cod represents his identity, his ticket to middle class life, and his link to one the country's ...more »

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Judge to limit deposition order for OEMs in supplier price-fixing litigation
Crain's Detroit BusinessJuly 10, 2016

The federal government and other regulatory agencies in Europe and Japan have alleged that suppliers around the world were involved in a global practice of fixing inflated prices of parts shipped to OEMs or other suppliers in violation of antitrust ...more »

Business Law
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Big Marijuana here to dupe Nevadans
Las Vegas SunJune 26, 2016

This enormous pro-pot advertising advantage overcame opposition from most all public officials across the political spectrum, from Democrats such as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to Republicans like Attorney ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pokemon Go's unexpected side effect: injuries
Washington PostJuly 8, 2016

People are really getting into Pokemon Go, a new mobile take on the classic franchise. In fact, they're maybe getting a little too into it. The game, made by Niantic and the Pokemon Company, was released late on July 6, and allows players to capture ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Former Las Cruces basketball coach given 20 years in prison for child pornography
KFOX El PasoJune 27, 2016

Khan was investigated by HSI, the Las Cruces Police Department and the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with support from the New Mexico ICAC Task Force, which locates and tracks child predators. He was ordered to pay $12,000 in ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Estate Planning: Caveat Venditor vs. Caveat Emptor – Thorsen Case Highlights How Attorney and Client Must Beware
The National Law ReviewJune 30, 2016

The RSPCA then sued Mr. Thorsen in Richmond Circuit Court for breach of contract-professional negligence stating that it was a third-party beneficiary to the agreement between Mr. Thorsen and Ms. Dumville. The Circuit Court agreed and Mr. Thorsen ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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New York Appeals Court Calls for End to Police Stop-and-Frisk Tactics
AllGovJune 26, 2016

"We have great respect and appreciation for the important contributions of police officers who enforce our laws and protect us all daily at risk to their own personal safety," Judge Rolando Acosta wrote for the four-judge panel. "However, we also ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lawyer: Dual agency doesn't comport with transparency in real estate transactions
Northern California RecordJuly 1, 2016

The law requires commercial real estate brokers to disclose their working relationship to their clients in any real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers are fully aware of who each party represents and who has a fiduciary duty to whom before the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Your password isn't yours to share, and here's why that's a problem
CNBCJuly 12, 2016

"At some level, prosecutors are not complete idiots," said Ted Sampsell-Jones of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota "Prosecutors are not going to run around prosecuting all of the 30 million people that share Netflix passwords." But ...more »

Sports Law
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Joe Leccese Of Proskauer Rose, On BigLaw Salaries, Sports Law Glamour, And Reputational Capital
ForbesJuly 7, 2016

Like many law firms, we've been hiring the same way for decades: a 20-30 minute interview on campus; a call-back to the office to meet four or five attorneys; and an offer decision made based on the evaluations from those meetings. That process tended ...more »

SCE&G asks for 3 percent electric rate increase
The StateJune 28, 2016

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. applied for a 3.06 percent increase in electric rates Monday to offset construction financing costs at its nuclear plant in Fairfield County. It is the ninth electric rate increase the utility has requested under the ...more »

IRS Agent's Notes Protected Under FOIA
Virginia Lawyers WeeklyJuly 11, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service did not violate the Freedom of Information Act in withholding or producing redacted versions of 10 pages out of hundreds of documents produced to an information technology company that was audited by the IRS, including an ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Disbarred New Rochelle lawyer jailed for $3M fraud
The Journal News | LoHud.comJune 29, 2016

Stiso spent more than five years in prison. When he got out in 2004 he became an office assistant for the controversial Westchester law firm Servino, Santangelo and Randazzo and started his business, Federal Prison Preparation & Consulting Services Inc.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Brexit raises questions for global tech industry
The Boston GlobeJune 26, 2016

''The Data Protection Act remains the law of the land irrespective of the referendum result,'' confirmed Britain's Information Commissioner's Office, but it added that Brexit does mean that Britain will not be subject to upcoming changes the E.U. is ...more »

Female judges share experiences behind the bench
Clearfield ProgressJune 26, 2016

(AP) — When Fayette County Judge Nancy D. Vernon graduated law school in 1980, she was one of 10 women in a graduating class of 100. ... Women have been more frequently elected to the bench since 1930, when Sara M. Soffel was appointed in Allegheny ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Democratic Party's Draft Platform Doesn't Oppose TPP—That's Bad Policy and Bad Politics
The Nation.June 27, 2016

... protecting consumers. The language may be better, but it is virtually unenforceable, especially compared to the reparations multinational corporations receive through their right to sue in private tribunals known as Investor State Dispute ...more »

Environmental Law
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Senators try their hand at renewable energy plan
Eagle-TribuneJune 27, 2016

The Senate bill is similar to other efforts to diversity Massachusetts' energy supplies. House lawmakers have called for smaller purchases of renewable energy by power companies -- 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind and 1,200 megawatts of hydropower by ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Mark Liotta: Honoring the grand bargain of workers compensation reform
Tulsa WorldJuly 1, 2016

Probably few of us grow up thinking our lives will include workers compensation; not as a lawyer, a doctor, judge, or least of all, as a patient. But when Gov. Mary Fallin asked me to serve as a commissioner, I came to understand workers compensation ...more »

Family Law
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Momjian, Family Law Giant, Attorney to the Stars, Dies At 82
The Legal IntelligencerJuly 14, 2016

Albert Momjian, a nationally known figure in family law, whose clients included celebrities Will Smith and Larry King, passed away Monday at the age of 82. Momjian had practiced law for 50 years and authored the often-cited legal treatise Pennsylvania ...more »


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