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Emails show collaboration between legislator, developer on Anchorage office deal
Alaska Dispatch NewsNovember 1, 2015

New documents in the citizen lawsuit challenging the Alaska Legislature's Anchorage office lease show that a lawmaker used his private email account to collaborate with the building developer and counter a legislative attorney who said the deal may not ...more »

Allegations Of Antitrust And Patent Misuse — Surviving A Motion To Dismiss
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 1, 2015

The present patent infringement case is one of 26 related actions under the Hatch-Waxman Act, whereby Plaintiff alleges Defendants' proposed generic aripiprazole drug product will, if approved and marketed, infringe the Orange Book-listed patents.more »

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Administrative Law
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Abortionist Forced to Quit Doing Abortions at His Last Abortion Clinic After ...
LifeNews.comNovember 4, 2015

Klopfer was scheduled to appear before an administrative law judge starting today, in a hearing that could have taken up to three days. The ISDH filed the first complaint to revoke Klopfer's South Bend operating license in January. According to the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Lawmakers talk purchasing laws, debate fate of Health Care Task Force
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog)November 6, 2015

PURCHASING LAWS INTERIM COMMITTEE: The panel has met three times, including one meeting in Pocatello, and meets again Nov. 13 in Boise. It's heard an array of presentations, and took public testimony both in Boise and in Pocatello. Staffer Elizabeth ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Wagoner County Court Records for the week ending October 30, 2015
Tulsa WorldNovember 2, 2015

Editor's note: Information in this column was obtained from the Wagoner County Court Clerk's database and other public documents for the week ending October 30, 2015. Not every incident leads to a charge under the law. If charges are filed, guilt ...more »

Immigration Law
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AM Roundup: Ryan Rules Out Immigration Overhaul
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 2, 2015

Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news: Pressing pause: Rep. Paul Ryan, just days into his tenure as House speaker, has ruled out for now prospects for sweeping changes in U.S. immigration laws, making good on promises he made to conservatives ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Oil Exports And America's New Era Of Energy Opportunity
Breaking EnergyNovember 3, 2015

When the Energy Policy and Conservation Act was signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1975, Ford said it would put the United States “solidly on the road to energy independence.” The legislation included a ban on most exports of domestically ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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The Dying Art of Trying Cases
The RecorderNovember 3, 2015

Last month, San Francisco employment litigator Steven Werth was accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates—an invitation-only group, ABOTA for short, that requires members to have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to verdict. We caught ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Life insurance of dead wife funding Frasch's criminal defense
Tallahassee.comNovember 18, 2015

Dr. Adam Frasch, who is accused of murdering his wife, is using part of her life insurance money to pay for his criminal defense. According to court records, a settlement on Samira Frasch's $1 million life insurance policy was solidified Oct. 1. It ...more »

Animal Law
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Foie Gras ban back in court: Animal torture or sublime delicacy?
MyNewsLA.comNovember 4, 2015

“We are confident that the Ninth Circuit will correct the district court's mistake, and hope that the attorney general will hasten this result by expediting the appeal,” said Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund said after ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Fall 2015 Intellectual Property Case Law Review
The National Law ReviewNovember 4, 2015

Marvel Entm't, LLC, the Supreme Court reaffirmed its long-standing precedent that a patentee may not continue to receive royalties based on a patent after that patent expires.1 As noted by the Court, "[p]atents endow their holders with certain powers ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Allstate's Profits Benefit From Strong Homeowners Results
MarketWatchNovember 3, 2015

Property-liability underwriting income in the third quarter of 2015 included an unfavorable reserve reestimate of $47 million, primarily due to the annual review of asbestos and environmental exposures in the discontinued lines and coverages segment ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider ...
Inside Higher EdNovember 2, 2015

Today is the deadline for submitting briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on a key affirmative action case, and the justices can look forward to lengthy arguments from college groups. On Friday, the American Council on Education filed a brief on behalf of ...more »

Globe Trot: China's birth policy supports massive bureaucracy
World MagazineNovember 2, 2015

This helps explain the uneven enforcement of the one-child policy: According to attorney Wu Youshui, local family planning associations didn't actually want to deter births. They were more interested in preserving the revenue stream they got by fining ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Watford landlord fined £30000 for housing 12 tenants in five-person flat
The GuardianNovember 4, 2015

A landlord who made almost £27,000 a year by cramming 12 tenants into a property meant for five – with some sleeping in storerooms – has been fined £30,000 after pleading guilty to overcrowding. Zuo Jun He admitted 11 charges under the Housing Act ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Eagles win NFC East matchup marred by interceptions, penalties
6abc.comNovember 2, 2015

"All the credit goes to them," Bradford said of Philadelphia's defense. "It seemed ... Wearing all black uniforms for the third time in franchise history, the Eagles got off to another slow start.The Giants ... Bad decision to make that throw," Manning ...more »

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Benefits Litigation Update – Fall 2015
JD Supra (press release)November 6, 2015

Popular Reads on JD Supra · The Death of the Individual Independent Contractor · Social Media Compliance Policies: Your Company Needs One · The EEOC's 10 Hottest Litigation Trends · [Video] Cartoon - Insider Trading Explained... Content Strategy: Why ...more »

Business Law
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Bid to block Obama's water rule falls short
The HillNovember 3, 2015

“This legislation will fail, of course, and Republicans know it will fail,” he added. “They are just ... “The name of this bill is 'the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.' I tell you, if we could sue for false advertising, we'd have a great case ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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COLLINS: Benefits can help military families
Business In SavannahNovember 19, 2015

Military families endure many challenges each year as loved ones are called to travel domestically and overseas Among those challenges are financial concerns military personnel face as they are called for duty. While service members and their families ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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A Springville man was arrested Sunday night on reports of possessing more than ...
Daily HeraldNovember 3, 2015

Investigations began in May 2015 by a member of the Utah Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Reports state the detective found a “payload” of child pornography linked to the IP address of an individual in Springville ...more »

Personal Injury
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Craig, Kelley & Faultless Personal Injury Law Office Receives Silver Telly ...
PR Web (press release)November 11, 2015

Craig, Kelley & Faultless is an Indiana firm that practices statewide and handles national truck injury cases. David W. Craig has championed the rights of truck wreck victims for over 30 years. The attorneys are experienced in cases involving 18 ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Citizenship bill still vulnerable to high court challenge – constitutional lawyers
The GuardianNovember 12, 2015

Anne Twomey, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Sydney, said: “There are a few lurking constitutional problems in there, but it's certainly nowhere near as bad as the previous version.” The government has agreed to make amendments ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Graig M. Schultz
The Legal IntelligencerNovember 2, 2015

Practice Profile: Schultz focuses his practice on all aspects of civil litigation, including commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, personal injury, and utility law. He provides litigation support to small businesses as ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Lead Suit Against Brady Sullivan Will Continue; Court Cites 'Rascality Test ...
New Hampshire Public RadioNovember 9, 2015

It's not meant to be a joke," says Jim Bissetti, who runs the New Hampshire Department of Justice's Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau. The rascality test is applied under the Consumer Protection Act. Here's the legalize interpretation of the test.more »

Real Estate Law
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The wait is over: Abu Dhabi's new property law
Lexology (registration)November 4, 2015

Abu Dhabi has recently published its long-awaited new property law aimed at better regulating the real estate market in Abu Dhabi, which will take effect from January 2016. Al Tamimi & Company has had the privilege of working with the team responsible ...more »

Watchdog fumes over $43m Afghan gas station, Pentagon keeps mum
RTNovember 2, 2015

The Department of Defense is dodging questions about an $800 million program aimed at boosting the economy of Afghanistan, including $43 million spent on a natural gas station that few if any Afghans can utilize, says a US government inspector.more »

Lawyer: IRS destroyed evidence in tax case
Marshfield News-HeraldNovember 6, 2015

Specifically, Swid contends that in the course of the audit at the law firm's Mosinee location, the agent sought to take some records to the IRS office for review; Swid says he and an associate lawyer who works for him helped load boxes of records in ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Love Your Lawyer Day? Here's How To Create (Or Leverage) A Holiday For PR
ForbesNovember 9, 2015

Over the past 15 years he's created “millions” in PR value, he told me, by doing something every small business can do: 1) creating a non-profit organization that promotes the interest of his clients, and 2) creating a special day to promote that ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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HERO Is Not Only for the LGBTQ Community, Law Includes Others Who Are Being ...
Latino PostNovember 3, 2015

While discrimination of race, sex, religion and national origin are already clearly prohibited under federal law, at the passing of HERO, equal rights in regards to protection for gay, bisexual and transgender Americans were still based on state and ...more »

HERO: The law's lengthy road to the ballot
Houston ChronicleNovember 2, 2015

The measure bans discrimination based not just on sexual orientation and gender identity but also, as federal laws do, sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy and genetic information, as well as family ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Be tax smart in your estate planning
The Catholic RegisterNovember 8, 2015

Probate fees (officially known as “estate administration taxes”) are paid to provincial governments to validate the authenticity of a final Will and to certify that the legal personal representative has the right to administer your affairs after your ...more »

Environmental Law
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Utah coal brings Oakland activists to a boil
KSL.comNovember 4, 2015

At the city council hearing, construction workers wore T-Shirts proclaiming, "I support Oakland jobs." Many residents believe the project will give an economic boost to troubled neighborhoods. ... "I think it is a dirty and dangerous commodity," said ...more »

Workers Compensation
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What will elimination of the waiting period mean? (press release) (blog)November 6, 2015

Workers' compensation “reform” often means changes that effectively reduce costs and/or benefits. That is not the case with the recently announced changes to one workers' compensation system. If the legislature approves the proposed amendment, the ...more »

Family Law
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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law
UMB NewsNovember 17, 2015

Conference-goers seemed most surprised by an afternoon panel that included the findings of a Maryland study assessing the effectiveness of different mediation strategies. Lead researcher, Lorig Charkoudian, Executive Director of Community Mediation ...more »


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