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Titans ready for Marcus Mariota to run much more this season
USA TODAYAugust 1, 2016

2 pick of the 2015 draft and a Heisman winner, ran for 2,237 yards in his career at Oregon and will be a big part of that after running only 34 times as a rookie. After all, the quarterback who ran a 4.52-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine turned ...more »

Tax amnesty Law: An invitation for criminals
Jakarta PostAugust 1, 2016

The House of Representative has finally passed a law authorizing a new tax amnesty. This amnesty period will apply to both individuals and businesses and cover obligations including income tax, value-added tax (VAT) and/or luxury-goods sales tax.more »

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Administrative Law
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What we know about Donald Trump and his taxes so far
Washington PostAugust 1, 2016

In one case, Trump contested whether he was subject to a city business tax on his gains from selling a condominium unit in 1984. A New York City administrative law judge found that Trump had reported no personal income in his 1984 federal income tax ...more »

Family Law
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Judge in Divorce Sued by Man He Sanctioned
New York Law Journal (registration)August 1, 2016

In that ruling, Cooper said Zappin, representing himself in his own divorce case, had "done everything in his power to undermine the legal process and use his law license as a tool to threaten, bully and intimidate" and his behavior "calls into ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Voter ID and the Real Threat to Democracy
Wall Street JournalAugust 1, 2016

These erroneous rulings twist the Voting Rights Act from a law intended to stop racial discrimination into one that transfers the power to determine routine election procedures—which the Constitution delegates to the states—to the judiciary. ... The ...more »

Health Care Law
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Grace Notes: Senate candidate promises to repeal Obama health care law are getting more and more farfetched
The AdvocateAugust 4, 2016

Eight of the 24 U. S. Senate candidates appear during a forum sponsored by the La. Association of Health Plans at the Country Club of Louisiana on Wednesday August 3, 2016. From left, Charles Boustany, Foster Campbell, Joseph Cao, Caroline Fayard, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Is Melania 'lying and crooked' over her immigration story?
The Hill (blog)August 4, 2016

If the campaign believes this is much ado about nothing, and Melania followed the letter of the law in coming here, working here, getting a green card, and becoming a citizen, the way they all say every prospective immigrant should do; there is an easy ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Allegiant pilots ratify contract
Mid-Hudson NewsAugust 1, 2016

The two sides have been negotiating in mediation sessions with the National Labor Relations Board since February 2014. The Las ... Officials at Stewart are hoping to persuade Allegiant to expand its Myrtle Beach service and add additional cities in the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Faith-based leaders take a stand
Shreveport TimesAugust 1, 2016

Faith-based leaders and community members are standing together to create a partnership with law enforcement and citizens and to uplift their communities. Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith and Together Louisiana leaders hosted a press ...more »

Animal Law
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Why animal abuse must be under the purview of Juvenile Justice Act
DailyOAugust 4, 2016

However, those who commit animal abuse can go scot-free upon the payment of a paltry sum of Rs 50. This fine, imposed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, has not been amended since its inception in 1960. The rising demand for an amendment ...more »

Intellectual Property
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India Releases New National Intellectual Property Rights Policy
India BriefingAugust 3, 2016

India recently released a new national intellectual property rights policy which seeks to enhance Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India scheme by boosting innovation. The policy, which comes at an important time for U.S.-India relations, has ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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BBX CAPITAL CORPORATION SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP ...
Business Wire (press release)August 1, 2016

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of BBX Capital ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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From my point of view, President Granger promised Affirmative Action to African-Guyanese
Stabroek NewsAugust 9, 2016

From my point of view, President Granger was promising the kind of `Affirmative Action' I called for in a piece entitled: `We Need Some Affirmative Action To Design The African Guyanese Profile In Our National Identity', a piece published in my ...more »

GlobeNewswire (press release)August 2, 2016

... a Chicago law firm where he focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injuries arising from police misconduct, including civil rights actions, medical malpractice, construction and other workplace accidents, nursing home negligence, aviation ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tests Loom for De Blasio's Approach to Community Planning
City LimitsAugust 8, 2016

Carmen Vega-Rivera, a tenant leader with Community Action for Safe Apartments, and Wayne Moten, a trade-union member and local resident, address an early August meeting about the pending Jerome rezoning. .... And because 197-a plans, like the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Greenbrier closes strategic investment in Brazil with stake in railcar castings and component manufacturing business
PR Newswire (press release)August 1, 2016

Through GBW Railcar Services, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with Watco Companies, LLC, freight cars are repaired and refurbished at over 30 locations across North America, including more than 10 tank car repair and maintenance facilities certified by the ...more »

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Antonov wins litigation on paying royalty by Aviacor for use of brand in Russia
InterfaxAugust 1, 2016

State-run enterprise Antonov (Kyiv) has won litigation with Aviacor (Samara, Russia) in arbitration court of Samara region in the case to pay royalty for the use of the trademark for production and sales planes, the press service of Ilyashev & Partners ...more »

Business Law
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Rural crime cost the East of England £6.9 million in 2015
ITV NewsAugust 1, 2016

Farmers and police have been working hard to adopt high-tech security measures to tackle the problems which now include: cloning tractor identities, advertising non-existent machinery in agricultural publications and stealing the GPS computer systems ...more »

Personal Injury
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DRM: You have the right to know what you're buying!
EFFAugust 5, 2016

Until we win our lawsuit, people who buy DRM-locked products are unlikely to be rescued from their lock-in by add-ons that restore functionality to their property. That makes labeling especially urgent: it's bad enough to be stuck with product that is ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'Sweden must act now to stop online piracy'
The Local.seAugust 2, 2016

Considering that internet providers earn an estimated two-and-a-half billion kronor and more on traffic generated by piracy, it is relevant that Sweden has a minister for culture who represents a party which rather than reducing this theft wants to ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Attorney Lord lauded by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Hometownlife.comAugust 3, 2016

Its attorneys represent clients in a broad range of actions, including sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower issues and discrimination based on age, gender, disability, race, religion and national origin. For additional information ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Broken Promise of the Rio Olympics
The AtlanticAugust 1, 2016

But not long after his TED talk, Paes drastically scaled back his plan to “urbanize” the favelas, blaming a shortfall of federal money. Instead ... In marketing this number to the citizens of Rio, Paes insists that most of the money was put up by ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Judges Can't Stand Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claims
The National Law ReviewAugust 11, 2016

In so holding, Judge St. Eve cited approvingly another district court decision finding that a serial TCPA plaintiff who had purchased cell phones solely to gin up TCPA claims similarly lacked statutory standing because she fell outside the zone of ...more »

He's frail, 77 and lives in Pennsylvania. Turkey says he's a coup mastermind.
Philly.comAugust 4, 2016

Critics say Gulen is a conniving leader of what Turkish government lawyer Robert Amsterdam calls a "cult," bent on taking over Turkey. They charge that the international network of universities, .... A USA Today investigation last year found that some ...more »

TAX WATCH: Ailes center shrouded in secrecy
The Journal News | LoHud.comAugust 2, 2016

A spokesman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli declined comment on whether a nonprofit can run a public works project and not be subject to state bidding and contract laws. But a 1987 ... Construction, it stated, was expected to commence on Nov. 1.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Why CFOs Need to be Drivers of Security Stewardship (press release) (registration) (blog)August 4, 2016

Just recently an international law firm experienced an enormous breach. ... If stewardship is about protection and oversight of a company's assets, both tangible and intangible, then the most critical assets are data, IP, reputation, customer trust and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Body of Utah defense attorney recovered in Norway after waterfall accident
KSL.comAugust 6, 2016

The Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is planning a golf tournament, dubbed "The Kent Hart Classic," that will raise funds for the attorney's family. The fundraiser will also set up a scholarship fund for a student studying parelegal studies ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Local Beat
Corsicana Daily SunAugust 8, 2016

Attorneys will answer questions on issues including family law, wills and probate, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, bankruptcy and foreclosures. The clinic is open to any veteran or spouse/family member living or deceased. The veteran ...more »

Women's group lauds anti-age discrimination law
Inquirer.netAugust 2, 2016

Gabriela Women's Party-list on Tuesday hailed the lapsing into law of a legislative measure which prohibits employers from putting age limits in their hiring process. Rep. Emmi de Jesus, who was one of the lawmakers who pushed for the passage of House ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Fort Lauderdale Woman Caught On Camera Faking Injury (press release)August 5, 2016

Ft Lauderdale, FL ( - The Department of Financial Services' Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) today announced the recent arrest of Sheyla Veronica White following her attempt to fraudulently collect workers' ...more »

Environmental Law
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CLEAN POWER PLAN: Calif. issues first-in-US compliance plan
Environment & Energy PublishingAugust 3, 2016

After the Supreme Court's action, ARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols said that "California will not slow down our drive for clean air, renewable energy, and the good jobs that come from investing in green technologies." Young said yesterday that the state ...more »


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