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2 Waukegan Men Charged With Identity Theft, Burglary In Gurnee ...
CBS LocalFebruary 1, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Waukegan men have been charged with burglarizing vehicles in Gurnee and using a stolen credit card at a fast food restaurant.more »

Rural zoning regulations could change
AlbionnewsonlineFebruary 1, 2017

Boone County zoning regulations governing rural lot splits and setback requirements could be changing soon. In the meantime, the County Planning Commission Monday night approved a motion recommending a moratorium on all conditional use permits for ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Sexual harassment complaint filed against Huntington official
NewsdayFebruary 6, 2017

The state agency conducted an investigation and ruled that the case should be heard by an administrative law judge for a final determination. The hearing has not yet been scheduled. Austin's complaint alleges that Gunther once told her she was “ 'too ...more »

Health Care Law
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Overnight Healthcare: Conservatives warn against weakening ObamaCare repeal | House considers replacement bills
The HillFebruary 2, 2017

Two top House conservatives are calling on Republican leadership to bring up for a vote the ObamaCare repeal bill that passed early last year, worrying that the party could pass a smaller bill that repeals less of the law. The bill that passed early ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Public Comment Period Extended For Jones Act Proposed ...
GCaptainFebruary 14, 2017

Ocean Installers' Normad Vision, which landed its first SURF contract in the contract in the Gulf of Mexico in 2014. File photo: Ocean Installer. The U.S. Customs ...more »

Immigration Law
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Trump Order Opens New State-Level Immigration Law Fights
Reason (blog)February 6, 2017

Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) has introduced legislation that would prohibit the state and (probably more importantly) local governments from spending money to assist in enforcing federal immigration laws in many situations. The law is broader than ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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News around the state on Feb. 2
Aiken StandardFebruary 2, 2017

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Pacific Industrial Development Corp. announced this week it will move into two existing buildings in Spartanburg. Hiring for the 53 jobs is expected to start next month. Pacific Industrial focuses on ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Wipfli acquires another Chicago company | BizTimes Media (Milwaukee)February 1, 2017

Wauwatosa-based accounting and consulting firm Wipfli LLP has acquired its fourth Chicago-area firm in the past 13 months, today completing a combination ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Back To Basics: Arbitration Under Insurance/Reinsurance Contracts In The UAE
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 2, 2017

We continue our series with a high-level overview of arbitrating under an insurance/reinsurance contract governed by UAE law. Specialist legal advice should be sought for detailed guidance and/or specific circumstances.more »

Animal Law
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Alloway Reintroduces Libre's Law to Help Prevent Animal Cruelty ...
FOX43.comFebruary 2, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator Rich Alloway (R-33) reintroduced Libre's Law today as part of his continuing efforts to help prevent animal cruelty and neglect in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Two tales of innovation
Managing Intellectual Property (subscription)February 1, 2017

The importance of IP Intellectual property has been vital to Caimi Brevetti (which means Caimi Patents) since it was founded in 1949, says Franco Caimi, one of four brothers who now run the business. The company has been filing patents since its first ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Digital dilemma: Who owns litigation database when partners leave a firm? Blog The Law for Lawyers Today
Lexology (registration)February 3, 2017

A high-profile duel over rights to legal databases is playing out in state court in Boston. The warring parties are six former partners and the asbestos defense firm they left, allegedly taking with them high-value file-management and other databases ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Sioux Cityans oppose changes to Iowa collective bargaining rules ...
Sioux City JournalFebruary 2, 2017

SIOUX CITY | A group of union members in Sioux City urged Gov. Terry Branstad and majority party Republican leaders in the Iowa Legislature to back off still ...more »

Soares Bumachar and Souza Cescon guide electricity buy - News ...
Latin Lawyer (subscription)February 1, 2017

Latin Lawyer is the definitive information resource for business law in Latin America.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New Rent Control Law in Portland: A Lesson for Bend?
The Source Weekly (press release) (registration) (blog)February 22, 2017

Councilors first attempted to pass a rent freeze, which failed, but the new law seeks to have the same effect by requiring landlords to provide relocation assistance to tenants under certain circumstances. In a nutshell, if a landlord raises rents by ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Reporter's Notebook
The Washington Spectator (blog)February 2, 2017

At the Metro station, the credit card machine was balky, so when the young lawyer finally got it to work she bought tickets for the next three people in line, her friends now, and nonchalantly waved off a guy's concern he didn't have enough cash to ...more »

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Macy's, JC Penney settle Martha Stewart litigation
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 2, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Macy's Inc has settled its lawsuit accusing J.C. Penney Co of interfering improperly with its exclusive merchandising agreement with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. New York State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing in ...more »

Business Law
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City sued for banning ads in ride-share vehicles
Chicago TribuneFebruary 2, 2017

Schwab is an attorney for the Liberty Justice Center, a nonprofit legal organization that favors limiting government. "There is no difference inherent in those services that justify banning advertising in one while allowing it in the other," Schwab ...more »

Personal Injury
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Lincoln County man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Wentzville
STLtoday.comFebruary 3, 2017

WENTZVILLE • A Lincoln County man was killed early Friday morning when his pickup truck ran off Highway 61 and overturned after it was hit by another vehicle. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as Bryant C. Haynes, 39, of the Moscow ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Orin Kerr '93 Works at the Leading Edge of Computer Crime Law
Princeton Alumni WeeklyFebruary 1, 2017

Kerr, a professor at the George Washington University Law School, specializes in internet surveillance and computer crime law. He spent three years as an attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attorney testimony is risky business
Lexology (registration)February 17, 2017

As to the law practice, there are risks that the content of the testimony might suggest a violation of the ethics rules or the standard of care—operating as both evidence of a deviation from the applicable standard of care and as an admission under ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional Carry and Gun Laws
Four States HomepageFebruary 27, 2017

Howie Gordon, Reporting Kirk Kelso/North 43 Guns and Gear Owner "Says since Constitutional Carry became law in Missouri, it's meant big business. And it's not just the men that are buying. Kirk Kelso/North 43 Guns and Gear Owner "It's probably about ...more »

Real Estate Law
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DLA Atty Says Real Estate Diversity Discourse Has To Widen
Law360 (subscription)February 1, 2017

Law360, Minneapolis (February 1, 2017, 2:53 PM EST) -- Law firm real estate groups are doing a better job of bridging the gender imbalance than the real estate industry is, and talk of bringing more women into the field — a discussion that often ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Advertising Litigation Report: Vol. 2, No. 1 - Consumer Privacy and Data Security
Lexology (registration)February 2, 2017

Among the notable decisions is Braitberg v. Charter Commc'ns, Inc., 2016 WL 4698283 (8th Cir. Sept. 8, 2016), in which the Eighth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class for violations of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and ...more »

Sports Law
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This Week In Sports Law: Cardinals Hack, NCAA $209 Million Settlement, Lights Out For Under Armour?
ForbesFebruary 5, 2017

Major League Baseball announced the completion of an investigation concerning a former St. Louis Cardinals baseball operations employee hacking the Houston Astros. The employee, Christopher Correa, plead guilty to five counts of Unauthorized Access ...more »

South Sound Business People
The News TribuneFebruary 5, 2017

Christopher Marston, new shareholder, practices in the areas of constructions law, real estate law, commercial litigation, creditor's rights, general business, contract review and preparation. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound and Seattle ...more »

Hey, My IRS Form 1099 Is Wrong ... Maybe Intentionally
ForbesFebruary 1, 2017

Did you receive any IRS Forms 1099 that you think are wrong? Maybe someone actually paid you $1,000, but reported that they paid you $10,000? The 1099 rules are complex and voluminous, and mistakes happen. But how should you handle it? And what if ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Sunday leads fundraising 2:1 in York County DA race
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsFebruary 3, 2017

Sunday raised $13,040. Eshbach, a former prosecutor in the York County District Attorney's Office and in the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, brought in $6,100. The district attorney is elected to four-year terms. The primary is on May 16. In an ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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North Huntingdon businessman charged anew with crime
Tribune-ReviewFebruary 4, 2017

Westmoreland County Judge Anthony Marsili ordered in February 2015 that Free “immediately cease the operation” of his Center Highway store and refrain from owning or operating a similar business in the future, after finding Free in violation of ...more »

Judge Halts Age Discrimination Law, Sides With IMDb
Airlock AlphaFebruary 23, 2017

California passed the law last year, which went into effect in January. It restricted IMDb from sharing the birthdates of those who work in the television and film industry in an effort to combat rampant age discrimination in Hollywood. IMDb sued the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Gerashchenko: Diplomats will address detention of Ukrainian writer
Kyiv PostFebruary 11, 2017

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry and the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus are drafting a note regarding the detention of Ukrainian write Serhiy Zhadan in Minsk. Ukrainian diplomats accompanied him until he crossed the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, First Verkhovna ...more »

Environmental Law
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Massachusetts lawmakers sponsor 100% renewable energy bill
InhabitatFebruary 15, 2017

Massachusetts could become the first state in America to be powered entirely by renewable energy. Lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would require an economy-wide transition to obtaining power via clean sources like wind and solar, and 53 state ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp landscape changes in 2017
Central Valley Business JournalFebruary 3, 2017

If you missed the quiet passage of legislation changing California's workers comp law last summer, you were not the only one. The fallout from the Aug. 26 signing of Assembly Bill 2883 eventually became the defining topic of discussion during the ...more »

Family Law
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Family Law Matters Combines Christian Principles with Legal Integrity
Patch.comFebruary 9, 2017

Patch: Tell us about the Family Law Matters practice areas. Family Law Matters: Family Law Matters attempts to help its clients reach a fair settlement in divorce, custody and support matters outside of court whenever possible. If court is necessary ...more »


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