News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in November, 2014

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Walker says he's underdog against 'special interests'
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 26, 2014

Rebecca Kleefisch win a second term on Nov. 4. Democratic candidate Mary Burke is running neck and neck with Walker according to the most recent Marquette University Law School Poll. "A lot of grassroots support is going to be the key to this election ...more »

Responce To Government Purchases
The Daily IberianOctober 26, 2014

Generally, all public entities must follow the Public Bid Law for contracts related to public works. It applies to all political subdivisions for the purchase of materials and supplies.2 State agencies of the e! xecutive branch, however, are governed ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Memphis charter amendment could fast track civil service hearings
wreg.comOctober 27, 2014

The charter amendment would increase the number of board members from seven to 14 and require that at least seven of the commissioners be licensed attorneys, current or former judges, or have experience as an administrative law judge. “Our union ...more »

Health Care Law
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JAMES TINSLEY: Booher's mental health care law contradicts stance on ...
ManisteenewsOctober 28, 2014

TO THE EDITOR: On Sept. 17, the Manistee News Advocate published an article, “Law to improve mental health care effective this month,” on Act 266 that will make mental health care more effective. This law was introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Wildcats strike
The Spokesman ReviewOctober 26, 2014

Every weakness the Cougars have shown this season was exploited quickly and mercilessly, putting WSU in a seemingly insurmountable hole long before the second act. “At times we played really well and at times we didn't have everybody, you ... The ...more »

Immigration Law
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Suspect in Calif. deputy deaths arrested in Utah in 2003
KTVU San FranciscoOctober 28, 2014

Immigration authorities say the fingerprints have been matched to biometric records showing the suspect's real name is Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and he had been living in the U.S. illegally after being convicted in Arizona for selling drugs in ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Can Afghanistan's Ghani Avoid the Pitfalls of the Resource Curse?
World Politics ReviewOctober 29, 2014

Around the same time, he hammered out the details of a 2007 contract with the Chinese state-owned enterprise MCC for developing Mes Aynak. For the first time in Afghanistan's modern history, industrial-scale extraction of mineral resources seemed like ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch a Total of $6 Million for Reg SHO Violations and ...
MarketWatchOctober 27, 2014

Investors may find copies of this disciplinary action as well as other disciplinary documents in FINRA's Disciplinary Actions Online database. ... FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business – from registering and educating all ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Lawsuit alleges problems with Medicaid in Kansas
Macon Telegraph (blog)October 29, 2014

Sunflower was one of three subsidiaries of large, private insurance companies that received contracts in 2012 to manage KanCare, the state's Medicaid program. The companies lost a total of $183 million from January 2013 through June 2014, according to ...more »

Animal Law
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An animal's life is still a life
AsiaOneOctober 27, 2014

Veteran backbench MP Yeo Guat Kwang (Ang Mo Kio GRC) has proposed an amendment to the Animals and Birds Act - one of two Private Member's Bills to be introduced next month. He himself does not own a pet. However, the animal lover tells Rachel ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Apple TV Control, Zulu, Cyanotech: Intellectual Property
BloombergNovember 10, 2014

Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPhone and iPad, was awarded a patent for a wand-like device that can control a television set through gestures. Patent 8,881,049, issued Nov. 4, covers what Cupertino, California-based Apple called a technology for ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Dispute Narrows Over 'Misrepresentation' Evidence in Asbestos Case
The National Law Journal (registration)October 26, 2014

When U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges of the Western District of North Carolina estimated the liability of Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC, he found that Garlock likely owes $125 million to asbestos plaintiffs. He rejected the plaintiffs' argument ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative (Re)Actions to racially-based admissions policies
The Daily PennsylvanianNovember 13, 2014

Benefactors of affirmative action spoke on Wednesday night about their experiences and complicated relationship with the topic at an event entitled, “Affirmative (Re)Action.” The panel, moderated by UA President Joyce Kim, was attended by approximately ...more »

Thousands attend Oscar Taveras' Dominican burial
Knoe.comOctober 29, 2014

... violators can face up to a year. Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New York City renters can sue landlords as group, court says
Yahoo NewsNovember 24, 2014

The Court of Appeals rejected claims by the owners of the buildings that state law prohibits class action suits in landlord-tenant disputes. It was the first time the court addressed the issue. The tenants say the owners of the three Manhattan ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Ohio House 13th District
Lakewood ObserverOctober 28, 2014

We must use smart growth tactics, which include prioritizing repair and maintenance of our infrastructure that is; roads, bridges, pipes and dedicate resources to libraries, schools, senior services, police and fire for healthy, prosperous communities ...more »

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US judge orders mediation in Trinity guardrail litigation
ReutersOctober 28, 2014

The judge also said that "given the unique nature of this litigation," McGovern can require representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Highway Administration to be involved in the mediation process. On Oct. 20, jurors found ...more »

Business Law
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Inside Kathleen Rice's record: questions on early prosecution cases
NewsdayOctober 26, 2014

advertisement | advertise on newsday. Nassau County District Attorney .... Peter Davis, a professor at Long Island's Touro Law Center, where Rice was once his student, said the records show she avoided consequences despite failing to disclose favorable ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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German Cabinet approves benefits package for Bundeswehr soldiers
Deutsche WelleOctober 29, 2014

German Cabinet approves benefits package for Bundeswehr soldiers. Germany's Cabinet has approved a package of expanded social and financial benefits for soldiers. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen hopes the benefits will make military service ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Woonsocket man arrested on child porn charges
Providence Eyewitness NewsOctober 28, 2014

The State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force had recently initiated an investigation against Kirk Horne. In September, officers from the task force executed a search warrant of his residence and found child ...more »

Personal Injury
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Cantafio Eddington, P.C., Strengthens it's Personal Injury Practice
PR Web (press release)October 29, 2014

Mr. Eddington practices primarily out of the Cantafio Eddington, P.C. offices located at 1875 Lawrence Street, Suite 730 where he focuses on Personal Injury law. A member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Eddington is proud to put his ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Indiana Supreme Court rules right to work law is constitutional
Fox 59November 6, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2014)– In a 5-0 decision, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Indiana's right to work law prohibiting involuntary union dues does not violate the Indiana Constitution. The Supreme Court decided the State of Indiana ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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NJ Firm Blames Dentons in Legal Mal Suit Over $41M Default
New Jersey Law JournalOctober 28, 2014

Mandelbaum Salsburg's third-party complaint against Dentons comes after a separate legal malpractice suit filed by YA Global in April against Dentons and attorneys Cleary, Jasaitis and Papier. That suit claimed the Dentons lawyers negligently ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CONSUMERS' PROTECTION Turkish lemons carcinogenic
Dalje.comNovember 2, 2014

He said some experts claimed that such lemons were not toxic if consumed in small quantities, but added that the sale of such lemons represented "unfair business practice which is prohibited and punishable under the Consumer Protection Act." Tomasic ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Legalization of Marijuana Has Numerous Real Estate Implications
DigitalJournal.comNovember 8, 2014

While the National Association of Realtors® has no policy or position on the issue, it's important for Realtors® across the country to be up-to-date on the laws in their jurisdiction since there could be legal and financial implications for their real...more »

New townhome development in south Charlotte kicks off with 'tear down' party
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)November 4, 2014

Cambridge Properties and Copper Builders are preparing the site of a new townhome development in south Charlotte and hosted a "tear down party" last week to make way for construction. About 200 people attended ... Prices for the new brick townhomes ...more »

Sports Law
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Decision tomorrow on N.J. sports-gambling law, judge says
Philly.comNovember 20, 2014

Jeffrey Mishkin, a lawyer for the leagues, said the law "has the obvious purpose and effect of having state-enabled gambling," noting provisions to restrict betting to casinos and racetracks - which are licensed by the state - and prohibiting people ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Clyde Bennett II: From the housing projects, to law school, to prison to star ...
WCPONovember 12, 2014

Bennett not only went on to become just any lawyer, he is among the best known and most widely admired criminal defense lawyers in Cincinnati whose suits are tailored and shirts are cut to his six-foot, five-inch frame; the man with the big voice and ...more »

Big four audit firms behind global profit shifting
The Australian Financial ReviewNovember 6, 2014

We'll all be retired when this . . . comes up on audit. Baby boomers have their fun and leave ... In the US, authorities charged, KPMG peddled offshore tax shelters that created billions of dollars in fake losses for rich clients, then misled the ...more »

Coalition expands effort to update Michigan's civil rights law to include LGBT ...
Michigan RadioNovember 10, 2014

The Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act establishes the anti-discrimination laws in the state of Michigan. This act "prohibits discriminatory practices, policies, and customs in the exercise of those rights based upon religion, race, color, national origin ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Cole bill puts limits on police seizures
The Free Lance-StarOctober 26, 2014

A state delegate from Spotsylvania County wants to ban a controversial practice that allows police to keep money and other assets seized from people who have been accused of a crime but never convicted. Republican Del. Mark Cole has the support of ...more »

Environmental Law
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Lisa Wozniak: Protecting Pure Michigan begins in the voting booth
MLive.comOctober 28, 2014

Years ago, Michigan had in place a sensible law that many referred to as "Polluters Pay", which said that those responsible for contaminating our air, land and water would be held accountable and made to pay for clean up. That law was unfortunately ...more »

Wills & Probate
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What you need to know for the Nov. 4 election ...
Wicked Local WellesleyOctober 29, 2014

Massachusetts Probate and Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction over probate matters such as wills, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. The court also has jurisdiction over family-related matters such as divorce, support, paternity ...more »

Family Law
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Commentary: State Will Restrict Access to E-Filed Family Law Documents
Connecticut Law TribuneNovember 6, 2014

In a column in the Nov. 4 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune ("The Perils of E-Filing in Family Cases"), Westport attorney Eric Broder assumes that documents filed electronically in family cases will be publicly available on the Internet. This ...more »

Workers Compensation
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CA Doctor Arrested For Role In Insurance Fraud Scheme (press release)October 28, 2014

Oakland, CA ( - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced today that a Castro Valley physician and surgeon, Douglas J. Abeles, M.D., surrendered on an arrest warrant obtained by the Alameda County ...more »


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