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Safe Voices fights domestic violence one step at a time
WMTW PortlandJune 1, 2015

2. seconds. WMTW News 8 Saturday evening Headlines. 2: 43. post a comment. Safe Voices held it's annual Walk and Run to End Domestic Violence in Lewiston today to raise money for advocacy services to those affected by domestic violence.more »

U.S. Leader Talks of Peace in Asia
The Maritime ExecutiveJune 1, 2015

They shared their concerns regarding Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea. They agreed that all regional tensions should be resolved in accordance with international law. Carter expressed gratitude to Hishammuddin for advocating for an ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Alleged rogue teacher gets $60K
Daily CommercialJune 1, 2015

Johnson added the district could not defend an appeal under $15,000 from a “purely business standpoint.” “It would ... Jessup said the litigation was a waste of taxpayer dollars and that his client has no interest in working for the school district in ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama: Supreme Court probably shouldn't even have taken up health care law...
KSL.comJune 8, 2015

Obama: Supreme Court probably shouldn't even have taken up health care law challenge. By The Associated Press. June 8th, 2015 @ 8:50am. Print friendly version · 0 Comments · Post or read comments. ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Obama: Supreme Court ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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'Charlie's Country' Remembers and Lives Australia's Tragic Colonial Past
PopMattersJune 1, 2015

Through a subtle script, exceptional acting, and a compelling partnership between de Heer and DP Ian Jones, Charlie's Country shows how the steady erosion of one individual's autonomy illuminates an entire nation's past. De Heer locates his movie in ...more »

Immigration Law
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Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts
Yahoo! Maktoob NewsJune 1, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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UMass President Robert Caret announces $1.7 million in grants to UMass faculty
MassLive.comJune 3, 2015

The awards fund work ranging from a project that will see faculty members engage with industry partners in the development of a big data research center in Amherst, to a project aimed at bringing local history to life for Lawrence school children ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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How Electronic Arts stopped being the worst company in America
CNETJune 2, 2015

No matter how they played, the tale of the game's larger-than-life hero, Commander Shepard, ended with what felt more like a hasty tie-up than a satisfying resolution to an epic three-game buildup. Players were ... The dispute between the company and ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Illinois Democrats applaud Supreme Court health care ruling
Chicago TribuneJune 26, 2015

One of his potential Democratic rivals, House Democrat Tammy Duckworth, calling the ruling a "major win for my constituents who will avoid significant increases in health insurance costs." Duckworth, who is from Hoffman Estates, also called for fixing ...more »

Animal Law
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North Carolina law could stymie undercover videos of animal abuse
WPTZ The Champlain ValleyJune 5, 2015

Erica Meier, executive director of Compassion Over Killing, says the law threatens to deter not just activists against animal abuse. It could even punish people who expose wrongdoing that could extend to food safety, labor issues and environmental ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Mobile Device Patenting In Mexico
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 1, 2015

Another clear example of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights, was the battle of Google against Microsoft and Nokia, involving mobile device patents, which resulted in an increase of prices for smartphones and several wireless devices.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Owens-Illinois Beats Asbestos Wrongful Death Suit
Law360 (subscription)June 1, 2015

Law360, New York (June 01, 2015, 7:38 PM ET) -- Owens-Illinois Inc. on Monday persuaded a Wisconsin federal court to toss a wrongful death suit brought against it by a woman targeting the packaging products maker over her now-deceased husband's lung ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court will take up affirmative action case next term
WTOCJune 30, 2015

This marks the second time the court has agreed to hear a challenge from Abigail Fisher, targeting the admissions policies at the University of Texas. (Source: CNN). (CNN) - A case challenging affirmative action heads back to the Supreme Court next term.more »

Prepare for Takeoff
Memphis Daily NewsJune 1, 2015

A North Mississippi lawyer and businessman, Little founded Southern Airways Express in 2013 to respond to the void left from the Northwest Airlines-Delta Air Lines merger. In Southern Airways' first season, flights replenished these Gulf Coast ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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De Blasio compares impending expiration of rent regulation laws to natural ...
New York Daily NewsJune 15, 2015

Even though the laws expire at midnight, officials have stressed that tenants will live under the old rules until its time to sign their lease again. De Blasio said the city will go after landlords who harass tenants during this time by trying to kick ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Elderly Orphans Reunite
WKEF ABC 22June 2, 2015

PIQUA -- Two orphans who spent nearly their entire life apart have reconnected in their 60's. The brother and sister reunited and settled together in Piqua. Patty and Freddy Gillum are inseparable. But these are no ordinary siblings. In 1950, Fred and ...more »

Litigation
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Depomed Announces Zipsor® ANDA Litigation Settlement Providing for ...
PR Newswire (press release)June 3, 2015

NEWARK, Calif., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEPO) today announced it has entered into a settlement agreement in its ongoing patent litigation related to an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) seeking approval to market a ...more »

Business Law
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SeaWorld's in Deep Water
Earth Island JournalJune 1, 2015

(Full disclosure: I am working with Earth Island Institute to consult on a recent lawsuit filed against SeaWorld for false advertising and violation of consumer protection laws in California.) Hargrove's new book, Beneath the Surface , is a quick read ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Congress should protect military housing benefits
The OlympianJune 25, 2015

Most military members have enough to worry about without the added stress of not knowing whether or not our benefits will exist in the near future. I have been following the cut proposals very closely and I know that some battles have been won on the ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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US government data breach by China-based hackers could affect all agencies
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsJune 5, 2015

WASHINGTON - China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time. The Department of Homeland Security said ... DHS said its intrusion detection ...more »

Personal Injury
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Texas Legislature Passes Two Bills Affecting Personal Injury And Wrongful...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 14, 2015

Companies at risk of personal injury or wrongful death litigation in Texas should take note of two bills recently passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, HB 1692 and SB 735. HB 1692 HB 1692 is intended to curb the practice of foreign plaintiffs filing ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Calif. student gets OK to wear eagle feather at graduation
WKRGJune 3, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that under the Constitution, governments don't have to make exceptions to religiously neutral laws that are applied generally, said Aaron Caplan, a constitutional law expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. But the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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James R. Moyles Medical Malpractice Law Blog on Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)June 28, 2015

Statistics show that Lancaster County is in the midst of a medical malpractice boom. According to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, in 2000-2002 Lancaster County had an average of just seven medical malpractice complaints filed. By 2014 ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer protection – Limitations – Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyJune 4, 2015

Where a judge allowed a defendant's motion for summary judgment, which argued that a complaint under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was untimely under the four-year statute of limitations, the plaintiff's appeal must be rejected because of the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Case Law On NEC3
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 8, 2015

Taking a commercial view, because the contract was a lump sum contract, the parties collectively took the risk that any defects might be more or less in number and expense than the contract actually allowed for, and indeed this was not unusual in such ...more »

Drones seem to be everywhere — and here's why
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)June 1, 2015

In Michigan, lawmakers were concerned enough about drones to pass a law preventing people from using drones to hunt or to bother hunters. “The future of drones is absolutely astonishing, as to ... Commercial use is defined by the FAA as any use in ...more »

Sports Law
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Brodies scores with addition of Stillie to sports law team
Scottish Legal NewsJune 8, 2015

Brodies LLP has appointed Derek Stillie to its sports law practice, bringing to Scotland's largest law firm his experience as a former professional footballer and specialist knowledge of legal matters across the sporting spectrum. Derek, who joins ...more »

Criminal Defense
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We Don't Need a Crisis to Act Unitedly Against Cyber Threats
Knowledge@WhartonJune 1, 2015

Cybercrime has led to one of the greatest thefts of money, information, intellectual property and state secrets in modern history. The security, economy, vital infrastructure and personal safety of people in the U.S. and other countries are at risk ...more »

The OPM Data Breach: Raising All Sorts of Government Enforcement and ...
Lawfare (blog)June 7, 2015

Everyone would likely agree that the government has an important responsibility to protect PI that it retains—whether that is the PI belonging to government employees retained by OPM, or financial information belonging to private citizens retained by ...more »

Employment Commission Over-Reaching: What Employers Need to Know
CPAPracticeAdvisor.comJune 4, 2015

In 2010, an employee of HomeNurse, Inc., went to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and filed a charge claiming she had been discriminated against because of race, age, disability and genetic information, and that her employer had ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Patent Tax Dodge: Why the Patent Box Does Not Answer America's Need for Tax ...
Center For American ProgressJune 1, 2015

In fact, they now hold more than $2 trillion in untaxed offshore earnings, much of which is from earnings on intangible assets and subject to little or no foreign or domestic tax. ... Theoretically, under a U.S. patent box law, a U.S. multinational ...more »

Environmental Law
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Fuel cell park raises value of renewable energy projects
Hartford BusinessJune 1, 2015

Further, the technology is typically dispatchable with some ability for load following and is defined as a Class I renewable energy facility by Connecticut law. This classification as a renewable energy facility means that fuel cells will be able to ...more »

Wills & Probate
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How estate plans protect family assets far better than a will
The Denver PostJune 15, 2015

Bowles has been fighting in court to prove title to mineral rights that are part of his grandmother's estate. (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver ... Most states, including Colorado, have minimum periods of time that creditors are allowed to respond, during ...more »

Family Law
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Teens moved too many times around care, survey reveals
Family Law WeekJune 1, 2015

Not being able to find the right foster carer also means that children too often have to live a long way from family, friends and school and are split up from their brothers and sisters. Finding the right foster carer, at the outset of a child's ...more »

Workers Compensation
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How do nurses impact workers' comp claim costs?
PropertyCasualty360June 11, 2015

Medical and total loss dollars are reduced by double digit percentages when nurses become involved on a workers' compensation claim, according to a report from Liberty Mutual Insurance and its wholly owned third-party administrator, Helmsman ...more »

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