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French Financial Crimes Investigator Joins SFO Criminal Investigation of Airbus
Lexology (registration)March 26, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Airbus Group SE (Airbus) reportedly announced that a preliminary investigation has been opened by the Parquet National Financier, France's financial crimes investigator, regarding the same fraud, bribery, and corruption ...more »

Kushner's Israel ties may raise questions about impartiality
Press HeraldMarch 26, 2017

JERUSALEM — Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Conservationists continue rec area legal fight
Baraboo News RepublicApril 3, 2017

One such expert is University of Colorado Law professor Mark Squillace, who is director of the university's Environmental Law Program and wrote an affidavit supporting the Alliance's claims. Squillace has testified before U.S. congressional committees ...more »

Health Care Law
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Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades
NBC4 WashingtonMarch 26, 2017

"We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday. That means millions of Americans will have to navigate a current federal health care system that, while not "imploding" as President Donald J ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Shipping rate request from Singapore to Thailand by Air
Freightnet (press release)March 28, 2017

The enquirer requires a shipping rate for puzzle to be despatched by Air and arrive no later than NaN/NaN/NaN. The consignment is departing from Singapore and arriving at Thailand. Full details of this shipping rate request can be found below.more »

Immigration Law
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COMMENTARY: Immigration laws must change
Greenville NewsApril 11, 2017

As a third-generation son of legal immigrant grandparents who came to America between 1898 and 1908, I learned firsthand from my patriarchal grandfather this was not an “easy task." Immigration laws and requirements were always in “flux." Although all ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Cedar Grove pushes bill that protects composting efforts
The Daily HeraldMarch 27, 2017

Cedar Grove is the driving force behind the legislation that would amend the state's Right to Farm law to include composting as a recognized agricultural activity entitled to protection from nuisance lawsuits. Supporters say ... Derek Stanford, D ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Gatwick Establishes Ombudsman Service to Resolve Disputes
Airports International MagazineApril 4, 2017

In these situations, it's important to have a fair, simple and clear process in place to resolve difficult disputes, and we are delighted to enlist the help of CEDR – a respected, independent adjudicator that has a reputation for resolving disputes ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Seven Thompson Hine Lawyers Recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers
Yahoo FinanceApril 4, 2017

She also handles cases involving business and commercial litigation, insurance defense, professional malpractice and premises liability. She serves as national, regional and local counsel for product manufacturers and distributors involved in ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal cruelty laws rarely result in jail time: lawyer - Manitoba - CBC ...
CBC.caMarch 30, 2017

A Winnipeg lawyer with a background in handling cases involving animals says jail time is unlikely when it comes to cases involving animal cruelty.more »

Intellectual Property
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IACC Welcomes Presidential Executive Order to Enhance ...
PR Newswire (press release)April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friday afternoon, the White House announced President Trump's signature of an Executive Order on ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PTO Litigation Report – March 27, 2017
The National Law ReviewMarch 27, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR), covered business methods review (CBM), and post grant review (PGR). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO. This listing ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Editorial: UVa's affirmative action for rich people
Richmond.comApril 7, 2017

Affirmative action for minorities has met with increasing disfavor and frequent legal challenges. But at least its supporters can offer a solid rationale. Racial preferences correct historic injustices: It's not fair to hold someone back for 200 years ...more »

East Hartford Police Reports Confirm Instructor Said Student Pilot Appeared To Crash Intentionally
Hartford CourantMarch 28, 2017

The student pilot aboard the flight school airplane that crashed Oct. 11 on Main Street near Pratt & Whitney was acting odd, became combative with the flight instructor and may have intentionally crashed the airplane, according to East Hartford police ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Ontario's 'no vacancy' crisis
Toronto SunMarch 26, 2017

Decades ago, residential landlord and tenant law was contractual. People signed lease agreements and lived by them. But starting in the 1970s in Ontario, the contractual model gave way to strict, complicated and onerous statutory ones, leading up to ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Credit Suisse Probe Puts Swiss Officials on Back Foot Again
BloombergApril 4, 2017

The latest probe into Credit Suisse Group AG is a blow, not just for the firm but also for the Swiss attorney general, who didn't know some of the bank's offices were going to be raided. This week, Swiss authorities are back in damage-control mode ...more »

Litigation
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FTI sets up South African litigation consulting practice
CDR News MagazineApril 4, 2017

FTI Consulting has established a forensic and litigation consulting unit in South Africa, hiring five senior specialists with experience in financial disputes and fraud matters. Washington, DC-headquartered business advisory company FTI Consulting ...more »

Business Law
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'Ban all booze ads': doctors call last drinks on brewers
The New DailyMarch 26, 2017

A wide-ranging ban on the marketing and advertising of alcohol must be placed at the top of measures needed to counter Australia's binge-drinking culture and alcohol-related harm including crime, assaults and domestic violence, says the Australasian ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Do Military Members Get Special Tax Breaks?
Motley FoolApril 12, 2017

Though military life is not without sacrifice, it also comes with its share of perks. These include educational benefits, health benefits, and the peace of mind that comes with getting a pension. But one often-overlooked advantage of serving in the ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Former NMMI cadet gets 10 years for child porn | Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque JournalMarch 30, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former New Mexico Military Institute cadet from California was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces to 10 years in ...more »

Personal Injury
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Man sentenced in September's personal-injury accident
News SentinelMarch 28, 2017

Zachary D. Steger, of the 6000 block of Moeller Road, was sentenced Monday in Allen Superior Court to serve one year of a 2 1/2-year sentence for two counts of causing serious injury while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and for one count ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Senior Vice President for Audience Engagement
Charlotte AgendaApril 6, 2017

Employment decisions at Levine Museum of the New South are made without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Real Malpractice Reform: Investing in Patient Safety
New York TimesApril 17, 2017

Their hypothesis was straightforward: Patient Safety Indicators are a reasonable measure of safety; poor safety makes medical errors more likely; and medical errors lead to malpractice claims. ... Bernard Black, one of the authors of the study and a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Pay to play? Missouri Senate leader faces questions about consumer protection bill
Kansas City StarApril 11, 2017

Six days after Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard filed legislation seeking to make big changes to Missouri's consumer protection law, he got a $100,000 check from Joplin businessman David Humphreys. The timing of that Dec. 7 donation, and the fact ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner to Oversee Government Overhaul
NBCNews.comMarch 27, 2017

Before his White House appointment in January, Kushner was a successful real estate developer in New York City and owner of The New York Observer, a weekly newspaper. Kushner divested himself of many of his businesses and worked closely with the ...more »

CISG: To Include or Exclude? That is the Question
Lexology (registration)April 6, 2017

The Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) plays an important role in the globalization of contract and trade law by increasing predictability. As of May 2016, 85 states[1] have adopted the CISG and more than 4,500[2] cases worldwide have ...more »

Sports Law
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The Greatest Fictional Sports Events with Chris Law
WAAF.com (blog)March 27, 2017

Sort of just thrown away a little radio time yeah doing what guys do talk and movies in sports right on a late Friday afternoon. Resumes. And nobody. It is on. So. The conversation we had was based on. Something you found this guy name Chris law that's ...more »

Criminal Defense
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'This is a railroading on steroids' | Lawyers for Basil Eleby say blaming him is wrong
WXIA-TVApril 14, 2017

When he was charged with first-degree arson and criminal damage to property after the March 30 incident, a group of more than a dozen people and social justice/community organizations formed the Community Coalition in Support of Basil Eleby.more »

Hartford Police Found "Non-Compliant" With Connecticut's Anti-Racial Profiling Law
WNPR NewsApril 24, 2017

An audit by the IMRP revealed that Hartford submitted 2,027 traffic stop reports between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016. But the department said it made close to 7,000 stops, blaming the discrepancy on computer error. A look at dispatch ...more »

Is It Age Discrimination If You Don't Know You're Being Discriminated Against?
The National Memo (blog)March 30, 2017

For the past half century, federal law has banned employers from discriminating against people based on their age. But since the early 1990s, corporate lawyers and conservative judges have sought to shrink what counts as discrimination, making it ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law proposed to halt white-deer hunting
Finger Lakes TimesApril 15, 2017

An outspoken advocate of protecting and preserving the white deer herd within the former depot, he said if those white bucks mated with a brown doe, there is a 90 percent chance of producing a white fawn. “The robust herd of 200 has dwindled to ...more »

Environmental Law
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Despite Trump orders on Clean Power Plan, Michigan must pursue its own goals
MLive.comApril 6, 2017

To promote a transition to cleaner energy, the law also sets an achievable renewable energy target and requires providers to offer customers options for clean energy plans. Our state's leaders understand the necessity of affordable, reliable and clean ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Free legal clinic to support Discover Wimborne
Blackmore Vale MagazineApril 4, 2017

You can get complimentary refreshments and receive legal advice on a variety of subjects including, family law, wills and probate, conveyancing and employment law. Discover Wimborne is organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) to show the ...more »

Family Law
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How to prevent the risk of international child abduction in family law matters
Lexology (registration)April 6, 2017

With the number of kidnapping cases rising and children being unlawfully taken overseas, divorced and separated parents are being urged to look for the warning signs, according to a leading international family law expert. Barry.Nilsson. Special ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Five Things You Need to Know: 4/10, Monday Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 10, 2017

1) CA Couple Busted in $7 Million-Dollar Workers' Comp Fraud Scheme Married couple Hyok “Steven” Kwon and Woo “Stephanie” Kwon have been busted in what's being called the largest fraud case of its kind in San Diego County, writes Dana Littlefield of ...more »

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