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Augusta attorney looking to leave Scuttle's Island bankruptcy case
Aiken StandardApril 1, 2017

... no longer representing T-Factor LLC and its representative, former Scuttle's Island spokesman Andrew Thompson. On March 8, Atlanta attorney John C. Bell Jr. filed a notice of appearance that said he's the counsel of record for T-Factor, court ...more »

Glendale City Council reaffirms police policy, not federal immigration law
Los Angeles TimesApril 1, 2017

With the hope that such support would curb deportation fears in the community, the Glendale City Council approved a resolution Tuesday affirming the police chief's recent statement that his officers are sworn to ensure Glendale's public safety, not ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Suicide or Murder? Medical Examiners Face Discipline After Declaring Florida Mom Killed Herself
PEOPLE.comApril 4, 2017

The panel recommended that Hobin be suspended and that Bulic be issued a written reprimand. Both have 21 days to respond and may opt for a formal hearing before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, says Jessica Cary, spokesperson for the ...more »

Family Law
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D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 196
Family Law WeekApril 5, 2017

1. This is an appeal by Warwickshire County Council ("the local authority") against the dismissal on 20 October 2016 by His Honour Judge Cleary sitting as a high court judge, of its application for a care order in respect of a little girl, ML, who was ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Sin City Or Bust
ESPNApril 13, 2017

How Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis -- with a little luck, his own brand of genius and an assist from Jerry Jones -- outflanked power brokers to put the Raiders in Las Vegas. OUTSIDE THE LINES. by Seth ..... He called Carey and "read him the riot act ...more »

Health Care Law
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Poll: Most young people want any health care overhaul to look a lot like Obamacare
CBS NewsApril 5, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama. But there's one big exception: A majority of young ...more »

Immigration Law
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Hodgson, immigration advocates spar at UMass Law panel discussion
Fall River Herald NewsApril 6, 2017

Hodgson engaged Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Newton Councilwoman Emily Norton for a civil, at times spirited, debate on sanctuary cities during a symposium on immigration at the University of Massachusetts Law School. “It's a crime to come ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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COMMENTARY: Have we lost our 'day in court'?
New Jersey HillsApril 6, 2017

A colleague of Carlson, Andrea Tantaros, filed a lawsuit against Fox alleging harassment. Fox insists her case, too, belongs in arbitration. That Fox wants to prevent a public eye on the process and public scrutiny of its workplace culture is hardly ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Knopp bills to ease housing crunch get hearings
KTVZApril 6, 2017

Senate Bill 602 would authorize a local government to waive the requirements of any land use goals as necessary to establish and maintain a five-year supply of shovel-ready buildable lands for industrial and commercial uses. "One of the Oregon Business ...more »

Animal Law
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Second appeal filed over court order dooming Dakota the dog
Press HeraldApril 14, 2017

Not all of the options have been explored yet in Dakota's case, according to Jeremy Cohen, managing attorney at Boston Dog Lawyers in Beverly, Massachusetts, a law firm that specializes in animal law. “Maybe at the end of the day, killing a dog is the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Clarocity Corporation Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Intellectual Property Assets
Canada NewsWire (press release)April 5, 2017

CALGARY, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Clarocity Corporation (TSXV: CLY) (the "Company" or "Clarocity") today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent, dated April 4, 2017, pursuant to which the Company will acquire certain intellectual ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Tactical use of Data Protection Act in litigation
International Law Office (registration)April 10, 2017

The Court of Appeal has clarified the circumstances in which a party to litigation can use a subject access request under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (which implements the EU Data Protection Directive (1995)) to obtain information which ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Defend Affirmative Action Party presidential candidate hopes to increase diversity
Daily CalifornianApril 7, 2017

He is running with the Defend Affirmative Action Party, or DAAP, which also endeavors to increase diversity on campus — a goal that Alvarado cites as a top priority of his in his campaign for the presidential seat. “The same diversity that you see in ...more »

Witnesses react to plane crash, debris lands in yards
W*USA 9April 5, 2017

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD (WUSA9) - Many people heard the fighter jet crash, but a few saw it. One woman who was driving toward her parent's house in Clinton, Md. saw the pilot parachuting and watched the F-16 tip nose-up and head straight for her ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Compliance With Laws: What Does It Actually Mean‎
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 7, 2017

Responsibility for compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 is likely to include both the landlord and the tenant as it catches anyone with responsibility for maintenance or repair of any part of a property, or access to it. The duty ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Millennials say credit score matters when dating
KREM.comApril 5, 2017

“I think student loan (debt) not a necessarily bad thing it shows you've put your money to good use,” says Justin. The link between a credit score and romance has led to a dating site called The site has you enter your credit score.more »

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Singapore Judge Nixes Most Litigation Over Corporate Coup
Law360 (subscription)April 3, 2017

Law360, New York (April 3, 2017, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The High Court of Singapore on Friday granted part of a bid to stop two investors who pulled out of arbitration in Singapore from pursuing litigation in Thailand stemming from an alleged corporate coup ...more »

Business Law
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Big digital billboard at Eisenhower Interchange has to go, Pa. court says
PennLive.comApril 3, 2017

In denying Kegerreis' appeal, McCullough found that PennDOT's removal order is supported by the state's Outdoor Advertising Control Act. That law sets distance requirements for roadside advertising to comply with federal rules and ensure the state ...more »

Personal Injury
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Lok Sabha passes Motor Vehicle Act to bring reforms in transport sector
Hindustan TimesApril 11, 2017

The bill, which seeks to amend nearly 30-year-old Motor Vehicle Act 1988, also calls for 100 per cent e-governance and will cap maximum liability for third party insurance at Rs 10 lakh in case of death in a motor accident. All efforts would be made to ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Can hack but not shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents
Phys.OrgApril 5, 2017

The rethinking on recruitment comes as the FBI confronts increasingly complex cyber challenges, including crippling state-sponsored attacks, and as it's racing to develop more sophisticated techniques for combating internet-based threats. The FBI, for ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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No Duty Owed By Architect To Adjacent Property Owner Under Louisiana Law
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 5, 2017

The Court further found plaintiffs' claims against the architect for professional negligence (malpractice) in the form of defective design of the neighboring houses failed to state a cause of action. In sum, the Court agreed with the trial court that ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Nothing in the ranked-choice voting law violates the Maine Constitution
Bangor Daily NewsApril 12, 2017

As a longtime student of the Maine Constitution, I have been following closely the questions submitted last month by the Maine Senate to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, asking the justices to opine on the constitutionality of Maine's ranked-choice ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Gritty New Jersey real estate a source of wealth for Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner
Business InsiderApril 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roadside apartments, industrial lots and a trailer park in New Jersey counted among the sources of wealth for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, before he took up his new role as a senior White House adviser.more »

Consumer Protection
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Massachusetts Attorney General Prohibits Advertiser from Geofencing Medical Facilities
Lexology (registration)April 13, 2017

The Massachusetts Attorney General recently entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with Copley Advertising, LLC to resolve the Attorney General's allegations that Copley's geofencing practices violated Massachusetts' Consumer Protection Act. As ...more »

Sports Law
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Legislature considering ending law protecting lifeguards
Maui NewsApril 12, 2017

Makena State Beach Park could lose its Maui County lifeguards if a law protecting them and the county from personal injury lawsuits isn't extended by the state Legislature. That protection has been in place for 15 years and is due to expire June 30 ...more »

Windstream v. Canda: How Regulatory Winds of Change Affected a Clean Energy Project
The National Law ReviewApril 28, 2017

Government of Canada illustrates the perils of investing in clean energy projects in jurisdictions with ever evolving regulatory and policy frameworks. The case ... Windstream further alleged that even if OPA were to waive its right unilaterally to ...more »

Danon vs Vanguard: Tax whistleblower wins a round in federal court (blog)April 17, 2017

The federal court in Philadelphia should reconsider tax lawyer David Danon's complaint that he was fired by investment giant Vanguard Group in 2013 as retaliation for telling his Vanguard bosses and government agencies that the company underpaid its ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Difficulties of facing criminal charges without a lawyer
The IntelligencerApril 21, 2017

Pennsylvania is the only state where county government shoulders the entire burden of funding and administering criminal legal defense services for the poor. It is also the only state that lacks oversight and uniform quality standards for indigent ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Voices: Daniel G. Wani| The glitz of business succession planning in ...
Northern Nevada Business WeeklyApril 10, 2017

Nevada's business industry is making plenty of headlines, thanks in part to large companies like Tesla's Gigafactory and Switch moving just outside of Reno over ...more »

Spring Senior Expo comes to Schoolcraft on April 10
Hometownlife.comApril 3, 2017

More than 50 businesses, health care providers, insurance companies and legal practices will be on hand to discuss all they have to offer metro Detroit seniors. In addition, there will be sessions with experienced and insightful leaders in elder law ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Legal Question Time with Gardner Leader
Newbury Weekly News GroupApril 25, 2017

ONE of the most surprising news items in the last couple of weeks has been the increase in the court fee to obtain a grant of probate. If you die with assets, it is likely that your executors will need to get a grant of probate to be able to administer ...more »

Environmental Law
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Chicago clean energy firm bets big on Texas wind
Crain's Chicago BusinessApril 4, 2017

Renewable power advocates hope that Illinois, which has slipped in the wind production rankings in recent years, will begin seeing new development now that a wide-ranging new energy law allows the state to resume contracting to purchase power from new ...more »

Workers Compensation
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NYS businesses wait on workers comp reform, as budget debate struggles
WBFOApril 6, 2017

As negotiations over New York's budget drag on, groups across the state are clamoring for information so they can plan out the next year. Those focused on worker's compensation reform are used to the wait. Workers compensation is the insurance ...more »


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