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Facing foreclosure, Mosley Motel hit with more fines by St. Pete
SaintPetersBlog (blog)January 14, 2016

The St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board voted to levy additional fines to the long crime-plagued Mosley Motel after owners failed to make improvements agreed upon as part of a previously approved turnaround plan for the property. Under the latest ...more »

Colt gunmaker emerges from bankruptcy
CNNMoneyJanuary 14, 2016

Colt gunmaker emerges from bankruptcy. by Aaron Smith @AaronSmithCNN January 13, 2016: 7:31 PM ET ... "It is with profound appreciation to all of our key stakeholders that we share that we have completed the restructuring process and are emerging from ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Lake Wales company prepares for hearing on cannabis oil program
The LedgerJanuary 19, 2016

A partnership that includes GrowHealthy, a Lake Wales firm, faces a hearing April 25 before a state administrative law judge. The alliance has challenged the decision of a three-member panel from the Florida Department of Health to award the license ...more »

Health Care Law
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Ireland's abortion law turns healthcare into obstacle course
Amnesty International Livewire (blog)January 18, 2016

I am a consultant psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. I am also a woman who has lived under a misogynistic legal system all my life, in a country that purports to be a liberal “western democracy”. Until 2013,women in ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Public Notices
Columbia StarJanuary 14, 2016

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Storage Express will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as directed below, pursuant to the South Carolina Self Storage Facility Act, SC Code Section 39-20-10 to 39-20-50. There will be a sealed bid sale ...more »

Immigration Law
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Denmark's Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone
Huffington PostJanuary 30, 2016

It has done so by placing dissuasive ads in Lebanese media, by challenging the applicability of international conventions on the regulation of refugees and, most recently, by passing a highly controversial and symbolic anti-immigration law. In Denmark ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Incentive program built on promise
Arkansas OnlineJanuary 17, 2016

Asa Hutchinson called a special legislative session to authorize, under Amendment 82 to the Arkansas Constitution, a bond issue of $87.1 million for the Lockheed Martin project to help a company that was already in the state try to land a federal ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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"Key Takeaways: Back to Basics - A Primer on the Differences Between ...
JD Supra (press release)January 16, 2016

See e.g., Int'l Centre for Dispute Resolution, Int'l Dispute Resolution Procedures (June 1, 2014), art. 21(10) (“Depositions, interrogatories, and requests to admit as developed for use in U.S. court procedures generally are not appropriate procedures ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Emmis sues insurer over $4M in legal fees
Indianapolis Business JournalJanuary 21, 2016

In a lawsuit filed last week, Indianapolis-based Emmis said Illinois National Insurance Co. refused to pay up on a directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policy bought by Emmis to cover the period from Oct. 1, 2011, to Oct. 1, 2012. The media ...more »

Animal Law
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Public hearing scheduled for new Stamford animal laws
The AdvocateJanuary 15, 2016

STAMFORD — The public will have its say Tuesday on a proposed new city law that dictates how the city's dog pound handles dangerous dogs and cooperates with volunteer organizations. The new ordinance was written in response to a police investigation ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How Digital Health Startups Can Leverage Intellectual Property
HIT ConsultantJanuary 18, 2016

Rob Wells focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, portfolio management, and client counseling involving various intellectual property issues. One of the fastest growing segments of startups is digital health startups, creating ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Former Utah AG says FEC is trying to 'heap on' allegations against him
KSL.comJanuary 18, 2016

"Now the FEC desires to heap on, triggering another significant burden of time, financial resources, and distraction from his efforts to prove his innocence in the criminal case," Williams wrote. Johnson is ... "Interestingly, the only source for such ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Column: Affirmative action necessary
The Huntington NewsJanuary 14, 2016

Affirmative action programs have been the topic of harsh debate since their institution in the early 1960s. Different affirmative action programs have been brought to the Supreme Court multiple times, including the recent case of Fisher v. University ...more »

Plane en route to Tucson crashes in Utah, killing 2
KVOA Tucson NewsJanuary 18, 2016

UPDATE - Utah County Sheriff's Office has identified the two Tucson residents killed in the crash as Donald Baker and Dawn Hunter. According to UCSO, 59-year-old Baker and 55-year-old Hunter were married. UCSO said Baker filed a flight plan leaving ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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3 tips to become a better renter in 2016
Washington PostJanuary 22, 2016

There's more to being a good renter than paying your rent on time and keeping the noise down: Educating yourself can save you money, hassle or even potential legal action. Here are ... “That's the best insurance you can buy,” says Grace Langham, vice ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) PT Lowered to $105.00
EMQJanuary 15, 2016

Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) had its target price reduced by stock analysts at Credit Suisse from $110.00 to $105.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. ... and air conditioning ...more »

Litigation
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Can we have a litigation free season? (II)
Graphic OnlineJanuary 18, 2016

Two weeks ago, this column discussed the issue of constant litigation at the end of practically every league season. Many well-meaning football lovers who read the article on the issue lauded the discussion. And what is clear is that nobody enjoys or ...more »

Business Law
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Tri-City fined $3.2M for contracting problems
The San Diego Union-TribuneJanuary 16, 2016

These federal laws can have severe consequences. In 2006 ... In addition, the doctor's business, Dekro Medical Corporation, had a contract to supply Tri-City with on-call primary care doctors for patients who arrived at Tri-City with no established ...more »

Personal Injury
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Man leaving Personal Injury Attorney's Office intentionally throws himself at elderly man's moving car
wreg.comFebruary 12, 2016

WISCONSIN — A Racine man who told authorities a 91-year-old him hit with a vehicle is now in trouble with the law. Mt. Pleasant investigators said the story was made-up, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Demetrius Cannon, 35, was ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Who's to blame in David Molak's death?
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)January 17, 2016

“Cyberbullying — whether committed by adults or teens — is one of the most pernicious problems on the Internet, and as (Molak's death) shows, it can have really dire consequences,” said Caroline Knorr of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco nonprofit ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Clifford Law Offices Sponsors Ninth Annual CLE Program on the "Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work"
BenzingaJanuary 25, 2016

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of the firm, will serve as moderator of the program that offers two hours of professional responsibility CLE credit. Panelists include the Hon. John C. Griffin, Supervising Judge of the Commercial Section ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Having Conquered Finance And Pharma, Martin Shkreli Is Basically A Constitutional Law Expert Now
DealBreakerJanuary 22, 2016

Hedge fund manager turned pharma bro Martin Shkreli has turned again, into a constitutional law scholar. Why? Because Martin Shkreli is a genius… and necessity is the mother of (re)invention. Remember how Congress was hoping to chat with Martin about ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Rumors: Burlington Coat, Weyerhaeuser, Bridgeton
Law360 (subscription)February 10, 2016

Law360, Minneapolis (February 10, 2016, 1:11 PM ET) -- Burlington Coat Factory has inked a deal to lease 50,000 square feet as an anchor tenant at a new Miami mixed-use development, according to a report on Wednesday from the South Florida Business ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Lawsuit filed over new rooftop solar utility rates
Las Vegas SunJanuary 15, 2016

Advocates of rooftop solar are opening a new front in their challenge of increased bills for NV Energy solar customers. Two law firms filed a class-action lawsuit in Clark County District Court this week. The suit, filed Tuesday, alleges the utility ...more »

Sports Law
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Lawsuit claims fantasy sports websites FanDuel, DraftKings violate Oregon law
OregonLive.comJanuary 26, 2016

In this Sept. 9, 2015 photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company's offices in Boston. DraftKings, as well as fellow top sports fantasy site FanDuel, were named ...more »

GP Strategies Awarded Two Year Contract Extension to Provide Global Learning ...
PR Newswire (press release)January 19, 2016

19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) announced today that HSBC has exercised an option to extend for two years its contract with GP Strategies to act as its Managed Services ...more »

Ten money moves to make before taking a side job
Christian Science MonitorJanuary 22, 2016

For example, a lawyer may consider to tutor students preparing for the LSAT or the bar exam. ... Use the IRS Withholding Calculator to estimate how much more you should be withholding from the paycheck of your main job to cover your income taxes.more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal Defense: Bar Will Push for Trial Scheduling Changes
Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 14, 2016

In 2016, the Connecticut criminal defense bar will continue to lobby the state court system to set specific trial dates in criminal cases. It might shock other attorneys in the state to learn that, in contrast to small claims, family law or civil cases ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN) Insider Wilson,Nigel Sells 137130 Shares
EMQJanuary 19, 2016

The Company manages around £709 billion in assets for more than 3,000 institutional clients. The Company ... The Company's Insurance business covers retail protection, group protection, general insurance in France and the Netherlands. The Savings ...more »

Attention Veterans: Avoid VA Pension/Medicaid Eligibility Traps
Greene County Daily World (blog)January 18, 2016

Just because they have glossy brochures and fancy slideshow presentations does not mean that they know all of the legal consequences of the investments that they promote. Only an experienced elder law attorney can offer an unbiased comparison of the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Legal aid for Bayview and Hunters Point residents
Western EditionJanuary 19, 2016

The cases involve housing law, family law, consumer law, wills/probate law, torts law and other types of cases as well. The organization had a budget of $375,000 in 2015, and that is expected to grow to $700,000 this year. “We operate thanks to the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Gas Pipeline Plans Face Stiff Opposition
Hartford CourantJanuary 18, 2016

"It's a huge cost financially," Greg Cunningham, vice president of the Conservation Law Foundation in Massachusetts, said of the proposals. "This is also increasing our reliance on another fossil fuel" at a time when New England and the ... He said ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Opioid-fighting implant raises workers comp cost concerns
Business InsuranceJanuary 21, 2016

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee's vote in favor of approving a long-acting, rod-shaped drug implant to combat opioid addiction could mean added costs for workers compensation payers. In a 12-5 vote last week, the FDA's ...more »

Family Law
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The Family Law
SBSJanuary 21, 2016

It's been a week since Jenny kicked Danny out, and things are tense in the Law household in the lead-up to Christmas. As Benjamin struggles to put together the tree (usually Danny's responsibility), Jenny tries to lift the mood by being upbeat, but it ...more »

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