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Immigrant Power of Attorney clinic | The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte ObserverApril 1, 2017

Families at an Immigrant Power of Attorney clinic at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, meeting with lawyers from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont to fill out ...more »

After Health Bill's Defeat, What Trump Can Learn From L.B.J. - The ...
New York TimesApril 1, 2017

Unlike Donald Trump, Lyndon Johnson had years of political experience that enabled him to pass his landmark Medicare legislation.more »

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Administrative Law
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AACC brings in Judge Forum
The Campus CurrentApril 30, 2017

But Laura Kiessling, a Circuit Court administrative judge, countered Greene's argument. She said predators use social media to find victims, and that it can be alarming to parents if sex offenders have access to social media. “Predators hunt children ...more »

Health Care Law
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PolitiFact's guide to the GOP amendment to health care bill
PolitiFactApril 28, 2017

House Republican leaders gave up their goal of putting a new health care law overhaul up for a vote this week leading up to President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. But some GOP leaders are hopeful that their latest effort will ultimately garner ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Sir Tom Jones' act 'Into the Ark' to play JDV : Welsh Rugby Union
Welsh Rugby UnionApril 12, 2017

The Official website of the Welsh Rugby Union - Wales, Regions, WRU & Club News.more »

Immigration Law
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Local police: Immigration enforcement issue of law, not politics
goskagit.comApril 2, 2017

A fear about the role local government plays in immigration enforcement has been growing, especially in the wake of President Donald Trump's recent executive orders, some of which seek to expand the role of local law enforcement agencies in matters of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Officials OK final steps in Micronutrients deal
Courier-Times (subscription)April 30, 2017

The Henry County Commissioners met Wednesday and heard from New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Corey Murphy, who asked the commissioners to approve a $200,000 grant from the Industrial Development Grant Fund ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Conn. 'Collaborative' Seeks Shift in Dispute Resolution
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 23, 2017

This philosophy underscores a national trend toward alternative dispute resolution, which has largely revolutionized the approach to divorce law, among others. And if a group of 16 Connecticut attorneys has its way, an out-of-court approach will soon ...more »

Intellectual Property
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US keeps India on intellectual property priority watch list
Economic TimesApril 28, 2017

India's Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday said that India's intellectual property right (IPR) laws are in compliance with the global rules and any "suspicious narrative" about the credibility of domestic IPR norms "is just not ...more »

Animal Law
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Idaho's Anti-Dairy Spying Lawsuit Attracts Supporters
News Radio 1310 KLIXApril 25, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The Idaho Statesman reports that the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Medstar Harbor Hospital Will Pay $179576 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

BALTIMORE - Harbor Hospital Inc., trading as MedStar Harbor Hospital, will pay $179,576 and furnish other relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney suspected nefarious conduct during Colonies' settlement ...
San Bernardino County SunApril 27, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> An attorney who represented the county in civil litigation over a land dispute with a Rancho Cucamonga developer testified Thursday at ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Bhutan's Relations With China and India
The Jamestown FoundationApril 20, 2017

China, which has generally settled its border disputes with its smaller neighbors in the latter's favor, has shown little generosity in dealing with Bhutan due to its 'special relationship' with India. Given the strategic significance of the Doklam ...more »

United Airlines Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Goes Out Over the Ocean: 'Most Frightening Thing I've Ever ...
PEOPLE.comApril 25, 2017

A United Airlines plane had a 'terrifying' emergency landing after one of its engines overheated over the ocean, according to a reporter who was on board the plane. United Flight 1516 bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, because of the ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation Funders Try Speed Dating To Drum Up Business - Law360
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, New York (April 28, 2017, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A few dozen litigation funders, would-be investors and lawyers scoped each other out at a hip Manhattan ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Plan backlash against mayor
Northside SunApril 28, 2017

A long-range master plan passed recently by the Jackson one-percent oversight commission doesn't likely violate state law, but is rather a backlash against the Yarber administration, according to the author of the bill authorizing the one-percent tax.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military Student Resource Center
Hamline NewsroomApril 28, 2017

If you are not sure what kind of educational benefits you may qualify for, or are interested in looking into non-educational benefits, please contact Duane Bauer, the Central Metro Veteran Assistance Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Veterans ...more »

Business Law
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Consumer Protection Dept. Steps Back Into Attorney Regulation
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 17, 2017

... viewed Kimmels & Silverman's website, were apparently concerned about some of the information found there, and wondered if Connecticut clients were being given proper advice and guidance through the thicket that is Lemon Law jurisprudence.more »

Personal Injury
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Austin Personal Injury Attorney Brooks Schuelke Comments on Texas Dog Bite Injury Law
Law Firm Newswire (press release)April 24, 2017

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2017 – Bitten by a dog? In Texas, many people think that there is a one free bite rule – meaning you cannot sue a dog owner unless the dog has previously bitten someone else. They are wrong. If a person is ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Google and Facebook Victims of $100 Million Phishing Scam
CIO TodayApril 28, 2017

... Google and Facebook. Between 2013 and 2015, the companies were reportedly fooled into wiring payments to accounts controlled by Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, in the belief they were making payments to a legitimate supplier, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal Mal Suit Reinstated in Case of No-Show Expert
New Jersey Law JournalApril 21, 2017

Legal Mal Suit Reinstated in Case of No-Show Expert ... A suit against New Jersey plaintiff firm Hoyt & Hoyt—by a former medical malpractice client claiming the handling of an expert witness was botched—is getting another chance. ... "This was not a ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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John Yoo's Living Constitution -- Continued
National ReviewApril 22, 2017

First, as noted in my prior post, Congress need not use the magic words “declare” and “war” in the exercise of its constitutional power to declare war. Formal declarations of war are out of fashion these days (for the most part) for a variety of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Talking 'real estate': Here's why your estate in real property matters
Miami HeraldApril 14, 2017

My late partner Michael “Mad Dog” Cannon used to preach what he called “the law of real estate appraisal.” Mad Dog used to say “Real estate appraisers don't ... But the legal ownership of real estate conveys six principal rights, which we call the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Home builder to pay $425000 for consumer protection violations
My Eastern ShoreApril 22, 2017

... April 13 that his Consumer Protection Division issued a final order finding that Nexus EnergyHomes Inc., a home builder from Queen Anne's County, violated the Home Builder Registration Act, the Custom Home Protection Act, the New Home Deposits Act ...more »

Sports Law
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This Week In Sports Law: Bucks Dancer Lawsuit, Aaron Hernandez Estate, Gareon Conley Accusation
ForbesApril 30, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks Settle Dancer Wages Lawsuit. The Milwaukee Bucks are out of the NBA Playoffs and also done with the courtroom, at least concerning any claims set forth by a former dancer who claimed that she and other dancers were underpaid.more »

Tucson doctors urge Northwest/United truce before deadline
Arizona Daily StarApril 29, 2017

The contract dispute threatens to leave thousands of Tucson-area residents with UnitedHealthcare unable to use any Northwest Healthcare facility, including its primary-care physicians, urgent-care facilities and its two hospitals — Oro Valley Hospital ...more »

IRS Targets Globally-Mobile Individuals and Businesses: The Importance of Proactive Planning
JD Supra (press release)April 24, 2017

Sometimes, the degree of “ownership”, “control” or “beneficial interest” over foreign entities and foreign financial assets is ambiguous, especially when globally-mobile taxpayers do not use lawyers to structure their deal. All this may ... While IRS ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Interbank messaging service SWIFT launches new tool to prevent fraud
The HillApril 12, 2017

SWIFT, which is based in Belgium, has come under scrutiny after criminals hacked the messaging service last year and exploited it to steal $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The company said Wednesday ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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State Department Posts on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Raise Ethics Concern
NBCNews.comApril 24, 2017

A glowing description of President Donald Trump's Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago — calling it the "winter White House" — was posted on State Department websites, bringing criticism from ethics watchdogs and Democrats. The item, published ahead of an ...more »

5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump's Tax Plan This Year
New York TimesApril 27, 2017

“This was all ponies and no manure,” said Michael Graetz, a Columbia University tax law professor and a former Treasury Department official. But now that Mr. Trump has revealed his hand, the obstacles he faces for getting tax overhaul done this year ...more »

Wills & Probate
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5LOL: Who will Lions draft? Are Tigers too banged up?
Battle Creek EnquirerApril 25, 2017

NB: Best available 4-3 linebacker - even if it's a high risk/reward like Alabama's Reuben Foster. I'm on board with the Lions taking a hard line against drafting players with domestic violence in their past. But in Foster's case and others like him ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable Energy: Massachusetts request boosts northern energy projects
PennEnergyApril 10, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A request by the state of Massachusetts for a supply of clean, renewable electricity could give a boost to proposals to carry Canadian renewable energy to southern New England via proposed transmission lines in Vermont, New ...more »

Workers Compensation
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The iPTCA Files Unfair Competition Suit Against Unlicensed Workers' Comp Network Brokers, One Call Medical and ...
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 25, 2017

Dr. Paul Gaspar, DPT, President of iPTCA summarized the Complaint “The Complaint details numerous allegedly unlawful activities by the defendants, particularly a referral scheme where defendants demand that physical therapists accede to significant ...more »

Family Law
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People in the News—April 28, 2017—High Swartz
The Legal IntelligencerApril 27, 2017

Mary Cushing Doherty, a partner at High Swartz and chair of the firm's family law practice, acted as one of the course planners for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's family law institute held April 19 and 20 at the CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker ...more »

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