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Umatilla fire chief's crash went unreported; former mayor seeks investigation
East Oregonian (subscription)April 1, 2017

He also was under an administrative investigation at the time, but he nor the fire board revealed why and the outcome has not been publicized. A few months later, Roxbury ran for a seat on the Umatilla City Council and won 59 percent of the vote ...more »

What you don't know about cyber crime
Independent OnlineApril 1, 2017

We tend to think of phishing in terms of an email or SMS made to look as though it's from our bank to trick us into revealing our banking credentials. But phishing is much broader and more sinister than that, and unless you're on your guard, you can ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judge Walter Williams May Go Back On The Bench As Administrative Hearing Officer
The ChattanooganApril 29, 2017

The City Council on Tuesday is set to vote on the nomination of former City Court Judge Walter Williams as administrative law judge - a new city position. The law license of the former judge was transferred to disability inactive status in August of ...more »

Health Care Law
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Scott plan for teachers' health care won't become law this year
WCAXApril 28, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A proposal by Gov. Phil Scott's to have teachers negotiate their health care benefits with the state, rather than their local school district, isn't going to become law this year. A proposal by Senate Republican minority leader ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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American Petroleum Institute Opposes New Jones Act Rules
The Maritime ExecutiveApril 4, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the national industry association for U.S. oil and gas companies, has released a report that predicts significant economic damage from a proposal that would require the increased use of Jones Act offshore ...more »

Immigration Law
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Vetting Delays Snarl Path to Citizenship for Thousands in Military ...
New York TimesApril 29, 2017

An honor guard at a naturalization ceremony in New York last year. Ten United States military personnel became American citizens during the ceremony.more »

Industrial Development Law
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The winner is — CHS
The Daily IberianApril 30, 2017

Seen in the crowd supporting family and friends were CHS alumnus Mike Tarantino, president & CEO of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation. He was a dancer in the 2015 season. Last year he made an encore performance, the 2016 cast ... But prior ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Resolving disputes over market rent pursuant to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld)
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 30, 2017

Commercial leases commonly provide for a rent review at intervals throughout the lease and on the exercise of any option to renew. Any increase or decrease of the rent payable at these reviews can significantly impact both the landlord and tenant.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Class-action lawsuit claims LabCorp overcharges patients for tests
Triad Business JournalApril 10, 2017

“The lab companies have two fee schedules — they charge market prices to people with insurance and grossly exaggerated fees to people without insurance,” said Robert Finkel, an attorney with Wolf Popper LLP, which is representing patients in the suit ...more »

Animal Law
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Puppy Wars: The Fight to Shut Puppy Mills Without Hurting Genuine Breeders
NJ SpotlightApril 28, 2017

A bill that would strengthen what some animal activists call the most comprehensive ban on “puppy mills” in the nation is close to becoming law, but some say it could make it harder for New Jerseyans to buy cats and dogs and could hurt the state's ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Senate to Vet Value of Protecting Intellectual Property | Broadcasting ...
Broadcasting & CableApril 19, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing April 25 on intellectual property, and it is clear from chairman Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) email noting ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney calls firing of parks director 'rude,' says his client wants a clean reputation
Massillon IndependentApril 28, 2017

MASSILLON The attorney for fired Parks and Recreation Department Director Kim O'Farrell said his client reported a payroll discrepancy when she discovered the problem, and is not interested in suing the city. Warner Mendenhall, an Akron-based lawyer ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Education association sues over new collective bargaining law
Business RecordApril 4, 2017

The Iowa State Education Association is filing a lawsuit over a law passed by the 2017 Iowa Legislature, KCCI-TV reported. The new law drastically changes collective bargaining rules in Iowa, affecting more than 180,000 public employees. The law takes ...more »

Two die when plane crashes on highway near Boonville | Local ...
Columbia MissourianApril 24, 2017

First responders work to recover a small single-engine plane from Highway 98 on Monday near the Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport. Traffic was stopped along the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Mice are ongoing problem for tenant
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 8, 2017

A: There is no law stating landlords or property owners cannot use pictures of their tenants' furniture and personal belongings in rental advertisements. However, for safety and privacy reasons, you should not show any personal belongings that identify ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Trustee May Not Retroactively Adjust Chapter 13 Payments
Bloomberg BNAApril 28, 2017

Debtors filing for protection under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code must agree to a court-approved plan to pay creditors out of their future income. Under the plan, the debtor submits a portion of his future earnings and income to the control of a ...more »

Litigation
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HB2 appeal seeking transgender protections voluntarily dismissed; litigation in lower court over law still pending
The Progressive PulseApril 21, 2017

The appeal was filed after a court granted a preliminary injunction in Carcaño v. McCrory preventing the North Carolina university system from enforcing HB2 against the three transgender plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The appeal sought to extend that ...more »

Business Law
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Sixth Circuit Dismisses ERISA Stock Drop Action Against Cliffs Natural Resources
The National Law ReviewApril 27, 2017

The Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of ERISA stock drop claims by participants in the Cliffs Natural Resources' 401(k) Plan. The participants alleged fiduciary breach claims based on public and non-public information arising out of the collapse in ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Add your voice to the annual Blue Star Families survey
Military TimesApril 27, 2017

Questions cover participants' top concerns, their satisfaction with the military lifestyle and benefits, and other topics. In 2016, military pay, changes to retirement benefits and military spouse employment were the top concerns, according to the more ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Top Workplaces: Someone is attacking your computer, tablet or smartphone
Milwaukee Journal SentinelApril 28, 2017

There are hacking tools available to anyone on the internet, and some mischief comes from people seeking bragging rights by gaining access to large companies' computer systems. More worrisome are sophisticated attacks from foreign governments and ...more »

Personal Injury
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Britax Stroller Recall
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 7, 2017

The strollers have caused 26 reported injuries. The models affected are both single and double strollers. The stroller has a travel system that includes a car seat portion that can be used in a vehicle or attach to the stroller. The injuries that ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Should 'right to work' be added to NC constitution? Bill clears NC House committee
News & ObserverApril 20, 2017

If the bill passes both the House and Senate, voters would decide in November 2018 if the state law governing union activity should be added to the constitution. The law – and the constitutional amendment – bans employers from requiring their workers ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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West Virginia Enacts Medical Marijuana Law | The National Law ...
The National Law ReviewApril 30, 2017

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed legislation that legalizes the use of marijuana for medicinal uses on April 19, 2017. The new law, Senate Bill 386, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Make consumer-protection agency more accountable to taxpayers
Philly.comApril 18, 2017

Recognizing that the CFPB fails to live up to its mission of consumer protection any time it fails to protect consumer choice, our Financial CHOICE Act would make the agency more accountable to the people. We accomplish this by moving the bureau into ...more »

Real Estate Law
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10 Must Reads for the Commercial Real Estate Industry (April 26 ...
National Real Estate InvestorApril 26, 2017

Forbes looks at the state of the industrial real estate market. The U.S. housing market may be over-heating, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are ...more »

Liability For Directors Of Nonprofit Corporations
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 12, 2017

It is common practice for both for profit and nonprofit corporations to carry directors' and officer's liability insurance, "D&O Coverage", which generally protects directors of nonprofit corporations from having to personally fund the expenses of ...more »

Sports Law
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Law Enforcement for Special Olympics raises awareness, about $10k
Greenwood Index-JournalApril 23, 2017

Workman says that she plays every sport, mainly tennis and basketball, but admits that tennis is her favorite. “It's amazing,” said Sue Maner, the executive vice president of SOSC. “I can't believe the hours that people put into the event and of course ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Naperville DUI Lawyer Presents at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Symposium
BenzingaApril 21, 2017

Naperville DUI lawyer Donald J. Ramsell is the founding attorney of Ramsell & Associates, LLC. Ramsell received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University in Chicago. He brings 25 years of criminal defense experience to his practice, and he has defended ...more »

You Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or Not
ForbesApril 30, 2017

And you shouldn't be reading tax blogs, you should be finding a lawyer. The other two faces, which it is very important not to confuse are examination and collection. You deal with examination if the IRS thinks that your return might be wrong. This can ...more »

Search RIC.EDU
Rhode Island College NewsApril 20, 2017

The college's policy of nondiscrimination is consistent and compliant with the procedural and substantive provisions of, applicable state and federal law and regulations including but not limited to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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More protections from civil forfeiture pass the state Senate
LancasterOnlineApril 27, 2017

“Today the Senate has advanced Senate Bill 8, which will take a positive step forward to increase transparency of how forfeited funds are used, as well as raising the burden of proof required to seize assets,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati ...more »

Environmental Law
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Latin America Power Drive: Projects abound as energy players near and far pitch for a piece of fast-changing markets
Metropolitan Corporate CounselApril 15, 2017

Steven P. Otillar, a partner in the Houston office of Akin Gump, focuses on the development, finance, acquisition and divestiture of domestic and international energy projects, with an emphasis on upstream projects in emerging markets. A former chair ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Cowboys choice between drafting DE, CB won't be cut and dry
Cowboys WireApril 11, 2017

28 pick in the first round, a lot of action will have already happened by the time Dallas is on the board. The teams ahead of them could go on a run of drafting edge rushers, leaving that position thin while also maybe leaving the cream of the ...more »

Family Law
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Giggs v Giggs [2017] EWHC 822 (Fam)
Family Law WeekApril 13, 2017

Family Law Week · Home · Create account · Subscribe to our CPD · Current CPD Courses · News · Judgments · 2016 archive · 2015 archive · 2014 archive · 2013 archive · 2012 archive · 2011 archive · 2010 archive · 2009 archive · 2008 archive · 2007 ...more »

Workers Compensation
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CA Defendant Sentenced in Workers' Comp Insurance Fraud and Tax Evasion
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 20, 2017

On March 3, 2017, the defendant pled to two counts of making a material misrepresentation in order to obtain a lower workers' compensation insurance premium and one count of willfully failing to file payroll tax returns with intent to evade tax ...more »

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