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Tort Law
courierjournalJanuary 3, 2017

Included under the law of tort are miscellaneous civil wrongs, ranging from simple, direct interferences with the person such as assault, battery, false imprisonment, or injury in an accident. Tort law also involves damage to property, as in the case ...more »

4 Killed in Southern Illinois Plane Crash Identified
FOX IllinoisJanuary 3, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration has said the Piper PA28 aircraft went down in unknown circumstances. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. Johnson County is about 130 miles southeast of St. Louis, near the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judge recommends much smaller hike in National Fuel rates - The ...
Buffalo NewsJanuary 27, 2017

A state administrative law judge has recommended that National Fuel Gas Co.'s request for a 15 percent increase in its delivery charges be reduced by 80 ...more »

Health Care Law
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Ex-Fort Bragg caregiver to be tried for elder abuse in 'mummy' case
Santa Rosa Press DemocratJanuary 31, 2017

FORT BRAGG — A former caregiver arrested after the mummified remains of her client were found hidden among piles of debris in a senior housing apartment they shared has been ordered to stand trial for elder abuse. Lori Diane Fiorentino, 56, is charged ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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U.S. Navy Issues Rule for Certifications, Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions ...
Targeted News Service (subscription)January 13, 2017

This amendment provides notice that the DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS OMAHA (LCS 12) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot ...more »

Immigration Law
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Political asylum - Gulf Times
Gulf TimesJanuary 29, 2017

Political asylum just might be the world's most controversial universal idea.more »

Industrial Development Law
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The industrial strategy white paper is an opportunity to rebuild the nation's skills
CityMetricJanuary 31, 2017

The Green Paper last week was an honourable exception since it put into black ink the words “industrial strategy”. Many of us in local government – and particularly ... That brings me to my first priority: ensuring a proper role in the development of ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Rising Credit Score but Rotten Credit Report? How That Affects Your Loan
U.S. News & World ReportJanuary 27, 2017

According to Fair Isaac Corporation, which created the credit scoring algorithm that most lenders use when making lending decisions, excellent credit is when your score is 720 or more. Good credit would be 690 to 719. Fair credit is 630 to 689. Bad ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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The Truth About Asian Americans And Affirmative Action | The ...
Huffington PostJanuary 31, 2017

Finally, the debate over Asian Americans and affirmative action has taken a turn toward the rational. Race tends to infuriate us, all of us, regardless o...more »

Business Law
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The Quarter Ham: California Court of Appeal Affirms Judgment in Unfair Competition and False Advertising Case
Lexology (registration)January 19, 2017

The Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court's judgment that Honey Baked Ham, Inc. did not engage in unfair competition or in false or deceptive advertising by publishing a newspaper advertisement that touted its tasty product as “STARTING AT $23.99.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Legal nightmare: Dispute over Harbeson 'man cave'
Delmarva Daily TimesJanuary 6, 2017

Summer Place sounds like paradise for neighbors living near the narrow driveway surrounded by a horse pasture and manicured lawns. But angst among neighbors living on the bucolic ribbon of asphalt south of Milton is anything but idyllic. At the end of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Disruption is best done from the inside, a merged startup discovers
Financial PostJanuary 25, 2017

Its web platforms and e-document generating tools help companies comply by producing a wide range of customized client communications. “We walk the line between what regulators are trying to achieve and how the businesses can meet these needs,” ...more »

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On the Move: New hires, promotions, recognition
Jackson Clarion LedgerJanuary 31, 2017

... The firm received Metropolitan Tier 2 ranking in these practice areas: Gulfport — Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Jackson — Construction Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Transportation Law; Tupelo (Oxford) — Corporate ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Trump's Immigration Order Tests Limits of Law and Executive Power
New York TimesJanuary 31, 2017

The refugee convention, a United Nations treaty that is incorporated into United States law, prohibits discrimination against refugees on the basis of religion. The Immigration and Nationality Act also prohibits such discrimination in the issuance of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Are poor driving safety laws responsible for surge in traffic deaths?
CBS NewsJanuary 31, 2017

James Shaffer's wife, Emma, and their 12-year-old daughter were driving in Denton, Texas last April when they were struck head on by a 24-year-old mother who had her young daughter in the car. Police believe she was texting. All four died in the crash.more »

Consumer Protection
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Direct Infringement Prong of 35 USC § 271(b) in a Hatch-Waxman Case May Be Satisfied When the Prescribing ...
JD Supra (press release)January 26, 2017

On January 12, 2017, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's holding that, under Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 797 F.3d 1020, 1022 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc), the acts of patients may be attributable to the physician ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Best 7 Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Staten Island, New York
Lawyer HeraldJanuary 24, 2017

Professional Malpractice and negligence always affect individuals and businesses in every major industry. It is crucial that a law firm should consider their clients priorities. These are some of the Best 7 Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Staten ...more »

Hague Securities Convention's Impact on Secured Transactions Choice-of-Law Rules
The National Law ReviewJanuary 6, 2017

The only countries other than the United States to have adopted the Convention so far are Mauritius and Switzerland. Nevertheless, the Convention will become effective in the United States on April 1, 2017—even for secured transactions where there is ...more »

Real Estate Law
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UK Bar: Construction 2017
Who's Who LegalJanuary 31, 2017

Construction is a large, competitive and well-defined practice at the commercial Bar with a commensurately high number of individuals recognised as leading names. Indeed it is the second largest chapter in this edition. All barristers featured have a ...more »

Criminal Defense
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UK crime stats show 40% percent increase in financial fraud
Access AiJanuary 19, 2017

The report showed an annual rise of three percent on fraud cases, while "other industry data on financial fraud, the vast bulk of which is unreported to the police, showed there were 1.9m cases of frauds on UK-issued cards", representing an increase of ...more »

IRS Focuses on Attorneys and Their Law Firms
New Jersey Law JournalJanuary 23, 2017

Currently, IRS field revenue agents use the Attorney Audit Technique Guide ( to assist them in identifying potential issues when conducting their audits in this specific ...more »

IMDb Pro Benefits Violate California Law Over Age Discrimination ...
The InquisitrJanuary 13, 2017

IMDb Pro benefits might seem absurd to some who regularly use the site for "fact-checking," but for some, one of those benefits is now a violation of state law.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Medical ethics bill targets drug company payments to Maine doctors
Press HeraldJanuary 23, 2017

Under Minnesota law, which has been in effect since 2005, it is illegal for doctors to receive more than $50 in gifts – including food – per year, and consulting and speaking fees must be “reasonable” and for “bona fide” educational purposes. Minnesota ...more »

Environmental Law
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Wyoming Considers De Facto Prohibition On Solar And Wind Energy
ForbesJanuary 18, 2017

Wyoming's legislature is considering a bill that would effectively outlaw renewable energy in the state. The so-called “Electricity Production Standard” proposes to penalize utilities in Wyoming for generating electricity from solar and wind energy ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Will the Eagles draft for need or take the best player available?
PhillyVoice.comJanuary 23, 2017

The Super Bowl is still almost two weeks away, but for 30 of the NFL's 32 teams, it's time to start looking forward to the 2017 season. The Senior Bowl is this week. The combine will be here before you know it. And the NFL Draft, well, that's just over ...more »

Family Law
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Attorney Daniel F. Tordella Celebrates 5th Year as a Certified Family Law Mediator
BenzingaJanuary 31, 2017

Daniel F. Tordella is celebrating his fifth anniversary in 2017 as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. "Being certified by the Supreme Court of Florida allows me to mediate cases referred by the court in which 'certification' by the ...more »


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