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Tax law out of touch with needs of ordinary workers
Central TelegraphMarch 18, 2014

However, under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Act 1997, those that are recruited because they have been able to provide a "local" address are not entitled to claim the day-to-day expenses in living away from their families in order to generate an ...more »

Ron Paul: Crimea secedes. So what?
USA TODAYMarch 18, 2014

Article I of the United Nations Charter points out clearly that the purpose of the U.N. is to "develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples." ... U.S. officials who ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Have Your Say on Water Rates: Hearings Set by Public Service Commission
Patch.comApril 15, 2014

The public will have an opportunity to present their comments at the hearings before an Administrative Law Judge assigned by the Commission to hear this case. A verbatim transcript of the hearings will be made for inclusion in the record of the proceeding.more »

Health Care Law
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Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site
New York TimesApril 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Obama ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Federal judge waits for FBI in Sarasota Saudis case
MiamiHerald.comApril 17, 2014

“Defendants' eagerness to assert exemptions and wooden method of interpreting Plaintiffs' [Freedom of Information Act] requests essentially deprives the Court of its role in examining any relevant documents and independently determining whether any ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Act Boldly On Deportations
Huffington PostApril 16, 2014

Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Rep. Thompson Announces Agriculture Grant Opportunities for Beginning Farmers
YourErieApril 14, 2014

U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today announced a grant opportunity to help train and educate the next generation of agricultural producers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development ... BFRDP ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Huge Changes sweep across the family law sector by Zoe White
Marilyn Stowe BlogApril 17, 2014

There are a number of further exemptions, including the absence of a family mediator within 15 miles of the prospective applicant's home. If one of the exemptions are used the court has the right to make enquiries into whether the exemption is valid or ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Pueblo YMCA pool still closed; lawsuit, studies churn forward
Pueblo ChieftainApril 7, 2014

26 in Pueblo District Court against Secura Insurance Companies, of Appleton, Wis. On Tuesday, Secura moved the case from state court in Pueblo to U.S. District Court in Denver. Mendoza said he couldn't comment on the lawsuit. “The pending litigation is ...more »

Animal Law
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Plenty of talking points in Kane animal abuse case
Elgin Courier NewsApril 13, 2014

Even though Illinois has harsher penalties for animal neglect and abuse than many other states, some want the charges upgraded to a felony. Others expressed disgust with the judge for daring to give the horses back, even if it was temporary. And I won ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual property and technology
The LawyerApril 11, 2014

Businesses around the globe value intellectual property and technology services. These services allow maximum efficiency for companies, providing their customers with their own unique services. In perpetual motion, players must create innovative ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Officials holding out hope for preservation of Pittsburgh Cut Flower land
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 17, 2014

Christopher Beichner, president and chief executive officer of the land trust, said his agency was shocked to receive an email from the attorney representing Legacy Landings LLC in New York "stating there were internal issues with the partners and the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Charges filed against Student Action and Defend Affirmative Action Party ...
Daily CalifornianApril 16, 2014

Charges were filed by the ASUC attorney general and the Elections Council against candidates from Student Action and Defend Affirmative Action Party, which now await judgement from the ASUC Judicial Council. With two days remaining until elections ...more »

GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong
KTVNApril 17, 2014

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."More >> .... 1 child dead, 14 hurt in ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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823 East 147th Street Housing Development Fund Corporation, Petitioner ...
New York Law Journal (registration)April 8, 2014

Now, by Notice of Motion dated January 28, 2014, Tenant moves for leave to reargue her prior motion pursuant to CPLR 2221, asserting that the Court overlooked/misapprehended the law or the facts as to the regulatory status of the building and Landlord...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Crime Reports
Marshall County TribuneApril 16, 2014

Additional charges: violation of the implied consent law and driving on a revoked license. This is allegedly Bryant's third DUI. ... A computer technician told Lewisburg Police Officer Charles Brannan the computer, which is more than 5 years old and ...more »

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Blank Rome Welcomes New Corporate Litigation Partner Simon JK Miller
Business Wire (press release)April 14, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Simon J.K. Miller has joined the Firm as a partner in the corporate litigation group. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Miller concentrates his broad-based trial litigation ...more »

Business Law
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Corbett winning the fundraising race here
Lancaster NewspapersApril 16, 2014

He had $7.5 million in the bank to start the year and, after spending some cash on advertising, has $5.9 million on hand. • McGinty ... His biggest expense has been $2,500 for a lawyer to defend him in a petition challenge he currently faces. He is ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Social Security benefits for military service
Federal Times (blog)April 4, 2014

A. Social Security benefits are based on all Social Security-covered employment. Since members of the military have had Social Security deductions taken from their pay since January 1, 1957, your years of service would be included in your Social ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Infamous hacker Andrew Auernheimer conviction overturned: A big blow to ...
Tech TimesApril 13, 2014

Recall that the hacking happened in 2010 when Spitler found out that the AT&T made configuration in its servers that publicly made the e-mail address of the victims available over the Internet. Because of the security flaw, he managed to ... Along with ...more »

Personal Injury
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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. Release Brain Injury ...
PR Web (press release)March 31, 2014

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and Atlanta personal injury lawyer Greg Stokes of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. answers frequently answered questions about brain injuries and brain injury cases. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Lifting of Twitter ban legal says head of Turkey's Constitutional Court
Turkish PressApril 7, 2014

“When freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of reporting are the issue, the Constitutional Court can rule on a case, without lower courts having ruled on it, in order to prevent irreparable damage,” Hasim Kilic told journalists at a ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Davis & Gilbert Gets $8M Malpractice Suit Cut Down
Law360 (subscription)April 15, 2014

Law360, New York (April 15, 2014, 1:18 PM ET) -- A New York state judge on Friday partly dismissed an $8 million legal malpractice suit accusing Davis & Gilbert LLP of bungling copyright transfers for a documentary, nixing a major investor's ...more »

Consumer Protection
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SECURE Act would help you clear up credit-reporting errors
ConsumerReports.orgApril 9, 2014

The bill drew praise from consumer groups, including the Consumer Federation of American, the National Consumer Law Center, Americans for Financial Reform, and Consumers Union, the poliucy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. As a result of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Mathew Tully's Ask the Lawyer column:
The SaratogianApril 6, 2014

Mathew B. Tully is author of The Saratogian's “Ask the Lawyer” column and founding partner of the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC in Colonie. Email business law-, employment law- or real estate law-related questions to »

Sorting Out the Law Behind Phil Ivey's Edge Sorting Debacle at Borgata
PokerNews.comApril 17, 2014

Well-versed in casino management from common issues of fraud and theft prevention to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, VerStandig has a strong background in bankruptcy work and is also skilled in the ...more »

Sports Law
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College Sports' Antitrust Risk
Inside Higher EdApril 16, 2014

Jeffrey Kessler has a track record in the world of sports antitrust law that few can match, with major victories on behalf of the National Football League and National Basketball Association players' associations, among others. Now he's turning his ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Texas Governor Hires Defense Lawyer Amid Ethics Probe
BloombergApril 17, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry hired a criminal-defense lawyer to represent him in a prosecutor's probe of claims that he violated Texas ethics laws by vetoing funding for the state ethics office, his spokeswoman said. Perry, 64, hired David Botsford, “to ...more »

IRS will audit fewer Americans than any time since the 1980s
The GuardianApril 14, 2014

The IRS also is implementing large parts of President Barack Obama's health law, including enforcing the mandate that most people get health insurance. Republicans in Congress abhor the law, putting another bullseye on the agency's back. The animosity ...more »

Why Are Conservatives Only Interested in Defending Mozilla's Brendan Eich?
Slate MagazineApril 4, 2014

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act might protect workers from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, but almost everything else is fair game for private employers who want to get rid of workers. Not ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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GM Ignition Switch Recall: 'New GM' May Not Be Fully Protected From Liability ...
International Business TimesMarch 21, 2014

To do that bad assets and legal liabilities are often segregated and separate trusts are established and funded to deal with claims against, and lingering legal liabilities of, the old entity, with the valuable assets being transferred to the new ...more »

Environmental Law
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New Jersey Looks to Boost Renewable Energy, Cut Consumption with New Law
3BL Media (press release)April 14, 2014

The New Jersey legislature is at work on a bill that would dramatically increase that state's reliance on renewable energy to 80 percent while decreasing energy consumption by 30 percent. Both targets would be achieved by 2050. The bill in progress is ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Veterans get free legal advice at clinic
Killeen Daily HeraldApril 9, 2014

Attorneys will provide guidance and consultation on a number of legal areas, including family law, wills and probate, consumer, property tax, disability and veterans benefits, as well as other legal problems or questions. The clinic is in partnership ...more »

Family Law
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Kimberly D. Moss Divorce Law Blog on Blog (blog)April 12, 2014

Unfortunately when discussing divorce and family law issues sometimes people reveal potentially damaging information about their behavior and attitudes toward their children or, more commonly, their stepchildren. In my practice, I have encountered ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Construction Safety Day Coming To WA (press release)April 15, 2014

Tumwater, WA ( - The job of construction worker remains one of the toughest, and getting the right safety training and equipment can make all the difference. The Seventh Annual Construction Safety Day, April 23, offers ...more »


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