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Chartered Institute of Customs Brokers Underway
THISDAY NewspapersApril 1, 2017

... from the regulation of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) on the grounds of his belief that it has been a double jeopardy for its members to be regulated simultaneously by the Nigerian Customs Service and the CRFFN.more »

Scott Tipton: Rolling back federal overreach
Steamboat Pilot & TodayApril 1, 2017

#During the past several weeks, my team and I have received questions from many constituents about the Congressional Review Act. The CRA was established in 1996 and gives Congress the authority to disapprove of a regulation within 60 days of the date ...more »

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Administrative Law
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The Role of Federal Judges in the Modern Administrative State
The Regulatory Review (registration)April 6, 2017

When considering judicial nominees, we must assess whether they understand this role of judges in reining in the administrative state. For example, would they take seriously their responsibility to review agency actions, in order to ensure that the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Republicans Are Breaking 6 Health Care Promises in Trumpcare 2.0
U.S. News & World ReportApril 27, 2017

... of the Republican Party, the House Freedom Caucus, swallowed their objections this week and have now endorsed the newest iteration of the GOP's "repeal and replace" plan for former President Barack Obama's health care law: Trumpcare 2.0, if you will.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Coast Guard and Maritime Chokepoints - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime ExecutiveApril 21, 2017

[By Victoria Castleberry] The need for security of international maritime trade has never been greater as over 90 percent of internationally traded.more »

Immigration Law
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Eight North Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation: rights group
ReutersApril 24, 2017

Robertson called on China not to deport the would-be defectors. The United Nations has said China is required under international law not to return defectors to North Korea, where they could face persecution, torture and possibly death. China says ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Lawmakers send plan for South Shore development districts to governor
nwitimes.comApril 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The foundation for the next generation of residential, commercial and industrial development across Northwest Indiana was laid Friday. The Indiana General ... It now goes to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb who is expected to sign it into law.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Vannin Capital: First Professional Dispute Resolution Funder Embraces Law Council National Equitable Briefing Policy ...
PR Newswire UK (press release)April 27, 2017

Global dispute resolution funder Vannin Capital is the first professional funder to sign up to the Law Council of Australia's National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy, which sets out to achieve a level playing field for all members of the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Hail yes, lawsuit reform protects consumers | SE Texas Record
Southeast Texas RecordApril 27, 2017

First, we get hit with high-intensity storms that pummeled parts of our state in previous weeks with large hail. Next, we get soaked by storm-chasing personal ...more »

Animal Law
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House votes to toughen animal cruelty laws, tethering rules
WFMZ AllentownApril 26, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A set of revisions to Pennsylvania's criminal laws concerning cruelty to animals is on its way to the Senate after passage by the state House of Representatives. The bill, approved Wednesday 167 to 20, would establish grades of ...more »

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

Washington, Apr 28 (PTI) The US today retained India on its priority watch list this year for "lack of improvement" in the intellectual property (IP) framework. "India remains on the priority watch list this year for lack of sufficient measurable ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PTO Litigation Report – April 26, 2017
The National Law ReviewApril 26, 2017

Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of Professional Conduct. Unless otherwise noted, attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, nor can NLR ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Nevada Senate approves principals collective bargaining bill
Las Vegas Review-JournalApril 19, 2017

CARSON CITY — School principals would again be entitled to union bargaining under a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the Nevada Senate. Senate Bill 493 modifies a collective bargaining law passed by the Republican-controlled 2015 Legislature ...more »

United Airlines Settles With Doctor Who Was Bloodied & Dragged Off Flight
ChicagoistApril 27, 2017

Thomas Demetrio, who along with attorney Stephen L. Golan represented Dr. David Dao, had all kind words for United and the company's ever-beleaguered CEO, Oscar Munoz, on Thursday afternoon amid the reached agreement. Demetrio said in ... Dao was ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Homicide investigation not shocking some Wimer residents
KTVLApril 24, 2017

Neighbors say that home has had a lot of activity including domestic issues. "Upon further investigation it was determined that it was more of a dispute, not an intruder," Lt. Kennedy said. Grimm says domestic disputes like these may escalate because ...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 »

Litigation
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Downtown Macon Health Club closing while litigation continues
The TelegraphApril 28, 2017

When the downtown Macon Health Club closes its doors Saturday afternoon, it's unclear if it will ever reopen. Macon Health Club Inc., the former owner of the club, sought to lease the space after the current operator, The Medical Center, Navicent ...more »

Business Law
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HGH Supplement Co. Says False Ad Suit Lacks Evidence
Law360 (subscription)April 11, 2017

The complaint alleges violations of California business laws, the state's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and breach of express warranty. The consumer seeks restitution, damages and injunctive relief, the latter of which SanMedica said is useless, as ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Fitzpatrick, Boyle oppose plan to charge service members a fee for GI Bill benefits
The IntelligencerApril 22, 2017

In 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which increased the educational benefits at no cost to active duty service members. Under the bill, veterans who joined the military after September 11, 2001, start accruing eligibility 30 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Deleted Files Are Gone Forever? Think Again
WFMY News 2April 26, 2017

A Forsyth County woman learned this lesson after two accounts were traced back to her computer IP address. Shamonique Ferguson, 21, was charged with a series of crimes connected to ... If 20 people were using the internet at your home and one person ...more »

Personal Injury
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South Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Comment on Hit-and-Run Crash in Orange County, Florida
Law Firm Newswire (press release)April 5, 2017

Prominent South Florida personal injury attorneys Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers state, “If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should call a personal injury attorney immediately. Your attorney may be able to help you recover ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Kicking over the constitutional traces
American Thinker (blog)April 26, 2017

Alexander M. Bickel, the great constitutional law scholar and proponent of judicial restraint, noted at the time of the Watergate denouement that it would be difficult to keep a president from "kicking over the traces." That phrase came to mind on ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Law firm says client seeks more than $1M for legal malpractice after agreeing to a divorce settlement on her own
Madison County RecordApril 26, 2017

Attorneys with the Blake Behme Law Group seek to dismiss a former client's $1.15 million legal malpractice suit, arguing that she agreed to a divorce settlement on her own after her attorneys advised against it and withdrew their appearance. “First ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Centre to issue advisory against service charge on food bills
Hindu Business LineApril 14, 2017

The levying of service charge without seeking customer consent will be considered as unfair trade practice under the Consumer Protection Act, he added. The minister said consumers should be informed about service charge in the menu card itself.more »

Real Estate Law
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John Marshall's Center for Real Estate Law Examines the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Real Estate
Yahoo FinanceApril 26, 2017

Chicago, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical marijuana is now legal in 30 states, including Illinois. So what is the effect of this growing industry on real estate? John Marshall Law School's Center for Real Estate Law convened a panel of ...more »

New UK Insolvency Rules – Are Your Commercial Agreements Up-To-Date?
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 2017

These changes will impact on commercial contracts governed by English law. Currently, many contracts are drafted so that “Insolvency” is defined to include the holding of a creditors' meeting in relation to one of the contracting parties. The fact that ...more »

Sports Law
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Seminar Delves Into Environmental Responsibility, Law
Jamestown Post JournalApril 19, 2017

Pictured are the speakers at the Robert H. Jackson Center's Tuesday seminar. In front, from left, are: the Hon. Joseph Gerace, retired justice from the 8th Judicial District and Chautauqua County Supreme Court; Mary Dee Martoche, retired Erie County ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien wants speedy trial on fraud charges
Chicago Sun-TimesApril 26, 2017

O'Brien, 49, has been charged with one count of mail fraud affecting a financial institution, and one count of bank fraud. Her alleged crimes occurred before O'Brien was elected the first female Filipino-American judge in the Circuit Court of Cook ...more »

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns
WRCB-TVApril 15, 2017

Taxpayers are picking up a few extra days to get their returns into the IRS.More. Taxpayers are picking up a ... A lawyer for a man who suffered a concussion and lost two teeth when he was dragged off a United Express flight says he hopes the 69-year ...more »

Ex-Worker Gets $1.28M In Cushman Age Discrimination Suit
Law360 (subscription)April 14, 2017

Law360, New York (April 14, 2017, 7:10 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts jury on Friday found that a former employee of the commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield proved his former employer's decision to fire him was substantially based on his ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Terri Hilliard, PC Opens Law Office in Santa Barbara
NoozhawkApril 14, 2017

Hilliard's law practice also focuses on business succession planning, asset protection, special needs trusts, living wills and trusts, healthcare directives, family protection planning, planned giving, and general business formation and facilitation ...more »

Environmental Law
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Wethersfield Native Joins Murtha Cullina Law Firm
Patch.comApril 12, 2017

He formerly held executive and senior management positions with Northeast Utilities, ABB, and Combustion Engineering with responsibility for energy-related technology and research and development. He has more than 25 years of experience in energy ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Probate charge rise to go ahead despite warning - BBC News
BBC NewsApril 6, 2017

Plans to raise probate fees up to £20000 will go ahead, despite a warning the move may be illegal.more »

Family Law
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Williams Family Law Supports Scholarship Fundraiser for Children of Deceased Marines and Federal Law ...
PR Urgent (press release)April 28, 2017

... child custody, divorce, cohabitation, grandparents' custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation issues and related legal ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Kim Syfrett: Senate workers' comp plan provides balance for businesses, workers
Florida Politics (blog)April 22, 2017

Reforming Florida's workers' compensation system has been one of the most contentious issues discussed this legislative session. Numerous players have weighed in on this often-complex legislation, including representatives from big business, corporate ...more »

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