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What Franchise Buyers Need To Know About "Business Opportunities"
Business 2 CommunityMay 30, 2016

About a year ago, I got into a little online tiff with a gentleman who was calling his business opportunity a “franchise.” Except it wasn't a franchise. As a matter of fact, it wasn't even in the same family as a franchise business. I told him that if ...more »

Credit Repair Guru helps the clients to improve their credit score
Digital JournalMay 30, 2016

The company Credit Repair Guru that has been launched last month itself helps the clients in finding the right company for improving their credit score which may be due to various reasons. It supports the client in following the right path to improve ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Patriarch's Tilton Loses Administrative Law Judge Challenge
FINalternativesJune 1, 2016

They have argued that the appointment of SEC administrative law judges, and hurdles that can make it impossible for the president to remove those judges, are unconstitutional. Three federal appeals courts have rejected such challenges. Wednesday's ...more »

Health Care Law
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Problems for Obamacare: Largest Texas insurer asks big price hike
CBS NewsJune 1, 2016

Citing financial losses under the health care law, many insurers around the country are requesting bigger premium increases for 2017. That's to account for lower-than-hoped enrollment, sicker-than-expected customers and problems with the government's ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Rep. Cuellar Wants to Change the Law Giving Cuban Border-Crossers 'Pure Amnesty'
CNSNews.comJune 2, 2016

"We need to change that law," Cuellar said on Thursday, referring to the Cuban Adjustment Act. "We need to make sure, that if they want to come in, if they have credible fear, if (they have) an asylum claim, they do it on a case by case basis just like ...more »

Immigration Law
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Baker loosens restrictions for police on immigration laws
Sentinel & EnterpriseJune 3, 2016

BOSTON -- Massachusetts State Police will newly be able to hold certain people on immigration detainers under a Baker administration policy that rolls back prior restrictions on state law enforcement. Gov. Charlie Baker's new policy does not allow ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Canada's TD Bank Poised to Grow Stateside
National Real Estate InvestorJune 3, 2016

Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon and Toronto-Dominion put up $1.25 billion in construction financing for the office tower, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. The prominent law firm Skadden, Arps will be the anchor tenant and ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Court of Appeal confirms that mediation is not a "method for resolving a dispute" under the Victorian Security of ...
Lexology (registration)June 2, 2016

For those parties wishing to exclude non-agreed variations from being claimable in payment claims under the Act (traditionally principals and head contractors), consideration should be given to ensuring that the final step in a dispute resolution ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Thiel, Trump, and the Billionaires' Attack on the Fourth Estate
Mother JonesJune 15, 2016

Peter Thiel—the founder of PayPal, pledged Trump delegate, and occasional skeptic of women's suffrage—bankrolled a lawsuit by wrestler Hulk Hogan that pushed Gawker Media into filing for bankruptcy protection last week. Thiel said he's ... Thiel's ...more »

Animal Law
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New officer fighting animal cruelty in Cambria County
TribDem.comJune 5, 2016

For the first time in years, Cambria County has a certified humane officer to enforce animal cruelty laws. Brandon Ensley of Jenner Township, Somerset County, was hired by the animal rescue organization Habitat for Hounds. He is certified through the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Revance Expands Botulinum Toxin Assets by Acquiring Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio
GlobeNewswire (press release)June 2, 2016

NEWARK, Calif., June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVNC), a biotechnology company developing botulinum toxin products for use in aesthetic and therapeutic indications, today announced that it expanded its ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Litigation-Focused Jenner Seizes Wealth Management Opportunity
The National Law Journal (registration)June 2, 2016

“From my perspective, the firm's perspective, the Crown family's perspective, and our other clients' perspective, the need and opportunity to create a private wealth practice was substantial,” said Craig Martin, the leader of Jenner & Block's ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court Cases On Abortion, Affirmative Action And Immigration Still Pending
Here And NowJune 9, 2016

The Supreme Court handed down several decisions today, though not in any of the three most prominent cases still pending this term. The three outstanding cases are all out of Texas: on abortion, affirmative action, and immigration. Here & Now's Robin ...more »

Fox Glacier chopper crash: Charges filed
New Zealand HeraldJune 2, 2016

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended the Air Operating Certificate (AOC) of Alpine Adventures managing director James Patrick Scott, grounding his 15-strong helicopter fleet. ... Mr Waterland today declined to comment on the advice of his lawyer.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Renting and the Law: Going to court over carpet, cleaning costs
Minneapolis Star TribuneJune 4, 2016

The landlord has now sent us a bill for brand-new carpet. She still owes us for decks my husband built for her, but she never paid him for the work or lowered our rent for doing the work. What is the law regarding tenants having to pay for new carpeting?more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Innovation agenda's bankruptcy reform needs more caution
The Mandarin (registration)June 3, 2016

Australia has benefited from a cautious and deliberately well targeted approach to bankruptcy and insolvency law reform. Extensive industry consultation has played a key role in ensuring outcomes that are practical and provide certainty. Tying such law ...more »

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Litigation funding report: Broader appeal
The Lawyer (registration)June 5, 2016

Awareness of litigation funding is undoubtedly rising in the legal profession, but that awareness is now also increasing in other professional fields, most notably among accountants and finance directors. ... These can be: law firms who wish to able to ...more »

Business Law
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Clapham residents invited to meet police officers
Bedford TodayJune 3, 2016

Operation Salcoats is a crime prevention and community engagement initiative with the force's Crime Prevention team working with volunteers from Community Watch schemes – including Neighbourhood Watch, Speed Watch and Street Watch – and some of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Tobacco Personal Injury Issues
TheSequitur.comJune 19, 2016

I started smoking in the 1980s, and while there was a warning about health risks, there was no warning as to the addictive properties of nicotine. Do I have a case? One of the most important things that has happened over the last few years is the ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Researchers Uncover Affiliate Network for Ransomware
ThreatpostJune 3, 2016

Recruits earn about $600 a month for trolling the Internet and infecting victims with their crime boss's ransomware. Typically one ransomware boss works with 10 affiliates, according to Flashpoint. Average payout per infected computer is $300 against ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Car Accident Mediation? — It's Confidential!
JD Supra (press release)June 10, 2016

... proceeding in which, pursuant to law, testimony can be compelled to be given. “(c) All communications, negotiations, or settlement discussions by and between participants in the course of a mediation or a mediation consultation shall remain ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Can the law stop Brexit?
BBC NewsJune 30, 2016

In a piece co-authored by three legal experts, for the UK Constitutional Law Association, it is argued that under our constitutional settlement, the prime minister cannot issue a notification under Article 50 without being given authority to do so by ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Appeals court upholds Nebraska real estate brokerage laws
KETV OmahaJune 9, 2016

A federal appeals court has upheld Nebraska's rules governing the state's real estate industry, dismissing a California real estate broker's contention that the rules violate her free speech rights. A 2010 law gave state regulators the authority to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues payment processor for enabling unauthorized withdrawals and other ... (press release)June 6, 2016

The CFPB alleges that Intercept, Smith, and Dresser violated the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's prohibition against unfair acts and practices by processing payments for clients without adequately investigating, monitoring, ...more »

Sports Law
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FanDuel threatens to leave N.Y. unless pols OK fantasy sports law
New York Daily NewsJune 7, 2016

Pretlow and Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Chairman John Bonacic (R-Orange County) both introduced bills late last month to legalize daily fantasy sports and give the Gaming Commission authority over the industry. Since then the two ...more »

SpaceX to Boeing: Thanks for All the Free Money!
Motley FoolJune 4, 2016

ULA's withdrawal was partly Congress' fault, inasmuch as Congress had briefly enacted a law forbidding the use of rockets utilizing Russian RD-180 engines for national security space launches. But it was also Boeing and Lockheed's fault for continuing ...more »

Nonprofit Compensation and Employment Law Update
New York Law Journal (registration)June 3, 2016

Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (N-PCL) Section 716 has long barred any loans by a nonprofit corporation "to its directors or officers, or to any other corporation, firm, association or other entity in which one or more of its directors or officers are ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Top DUI Attorney John G. Watkins joins Pariente Law Firm, PC
BenzingaJune 18, 2016

The Pariente Law Firm, P.C. announced famed Las Vegas DUI Attorney John G. Watkins is now exclusively "of counsel" with the firm, ensuring high quality, experienced representation in DUI defense. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2016. The Pariente ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Ex-CEO of Monarch Mortgage Ted Yoder arrested on bankruptcy fraud charges
Virginian-PilotJune 9, 2016

The former president and CEO of Monarch Mortgage was arrested this morning on bankruptcy fraud charges. Edward "Ted" Yoder, who declared bankruptcy in 2011 on liabilities that totaled $4 million, is expected to make an initial appearance this afternoon ...more »

LGBT rights bill takes 'incredible step' in state Senate
The Philadelphia TribuneJune 24, 2016

... categories of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to a law that empowers the state Human Relations Commission to investigate complaints of discrimination in employment and housing because of someone's race, sex, religion, age or ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Packer man, the niece and lover, and the $52 million estate
Brisbane TimesJune 11, 2016

One of the estate's executors, Philip Palmer, has asked the court to order probate of the will and incorporate the 12 codicils and three "statement of wishes". The first defendant, Rupert Moses, who is also an executor, has filed a cross-claim. He ...more »

Environmental Law
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New Commitments to Accelerate Investment in the Clean-Energy Transformation
The White House (blog)June 2, 2016

Wells Fargo is announcing the third round of its Innovation Incubator (IN2), a first of its kind, 5-year, $10 million philanthropic incubator program funded by the Wells Fargo foundation and administered by the DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Against Illinois' corporate handouts for Amazon? Fix the state's broken workers' compensation system
Illinois PolicyJune 3, 2016

There's a reason new facilities aren't being built in Illinois: In too many cases a business investment in Illinois doesn't make financial sense unless Illinois taxpayers are paying for a chunk of the project. This system isn't good for businesses, or ...more »

Family Law
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Children in Care Missing out on Advocacy Services
Family Law WeekJune 6, 2016

The report highlights the importance of an independent advocate to ensure that the views and wishes of children in care who don't have their family to offer help and guidance, are communicated clearly and taken into account. The report also emphasises ...more »


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