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Economists And Experts Hammer Trump's Plan To Increase Military Spending At Expense Of Nearly Everything Else
Media Matters for America (blog)March 1, 2017

The reason for the outsized hit to nondefense discretionary spending is that the programs covered by that part of the federal budget -- education, energy, affordable housing, infrastructure investments, law enforcement, foreign aid, some veterans ...more »

Elderly Poway Yorkie hoarders arrested for animal abuse - 10News ...
10NewsMarch 1, 2017

An elderly couple who hoarded 92 Yorkshire terriers and mixed-breed dogs in a Poway home filled with feces have been arrested and charged with multiple ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Some relief possible for higher PG&E bills
Daily DemocratMarch 1, 2017

Ratepayers would be obliged to pay 1.1 percent more for their combined gas and electricity bill compared to costs as of Wednesday, according to a proposal issued by an administrative law judge with the state Public Utilities Commission. Originally, PG ...more »

Health Care Law
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City's hospital leaders warn health law changes could lead to job cuts
The Boston GlobeMarch 4, 2017

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are moving to dismantle the national health law, also known as Obamacare. Their replacement plan could result in cuts to Medicaid, the federal-state program that funds health care for low-income ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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IN-DEPTH: Trump's Revised Vetting Executive Order Praised by Admin, Supporters; Dems, Special Interests Still Say ...
HSTodayMarch 8, 2017

Monday morning President Trump issued a revised vetting Executive Order which takes effect March 16 that rescinds and replaces his earlier order that has been in limbo in the courts. The new order states, “In light of the Ninth Circuit [Court of ...more »

Immigration Law
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St. Paul chief, Hennepin sheriff oppose police immigration checks PressMarch 2, 2017

St. Paul Police Sgt. Pamela Barrigan, Chief Todd Axtell and Senior Cmdr. John Lozoya in a screengrab of a video posted by the police department in Spanish on ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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How to Steal a River
New York TimesMarch 1, 2017

Several years ago, I took a journey with my wife and baby daughter to my mother-in-law's childhood home, a forest village in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. As any .... (Noida is an acronym for New Okhla Industrial Development Authority ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Bill obliges lawyers to suggest mediation to clients
Irish TimesMarch 2, 2017

The Mediation Bill, which is intended to cut legal costs and time spent resolving disputes, requires solicitors to give their clients specific advice and information about available mediation services before they opt for court proceedings. The ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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House passes increased penalties for exposing children to meth
Beckley Register-HeraldMarch 1, 2017

The bill prohibits restrictions that contradict or are inconsistent with any insurance policy or performance of insurance functions with respect to the receipt or use of medical records obtained by insurers in connection with litigation. Shott said the ...more »

Animal Law
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USDA tells Dade City's Wild Things to stop making baby tigers swim with people
Creative Loafing TampaMarch 8, 2017

"We're pleased that the USDA clamped down on this most egregious violator of animal-welfare law, knowing that Dade City's Wild Things has been making money by forcing distressed tiger cubs into swimming pools for customer photos," said Brittany Peet, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Created In Government Hospitals - Update Ministry of Health Patent Claim
Lexology (registration)March 1, 2017

We have previously commented on the broad intellectual property rights held by Israeli government funded hospitals (each, a "Government Hospital") in technology developed by their employees. A recent claim brought by the Israeli State Attorney's office ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Boston law firm could be charged on donations
The Boston GlobeMarch 3, 2017

State campaign finance officials plan to ask Attorney General Maura Healey to consider criminal prosecution of partners at Boston's Thornton Law Firm, saying they have evidence that the firm illegally reimbursed lawyers and their spouses for up to $175 ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Area school districts contend with Iowa's new collective bargaining law
Muscatine JournalMarch 9, 2017

MUSCATINE , Iowa — When Iowa's overhaul of collective bargaining went into effect in mid-February, school districts in Muscatine and Louisa Counties were at different stages of their contract negotiations with teachers unions. The immediate ...more »

Polsinelli's New York Office Adds Two Veteran Finance Lawyers
EIN News (press release)March 1, 2017

He earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, and his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Manhattan College. Biggar is included in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers" as one of the premier ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Laws boost protections for three-quarter house tenants
www.behavioral.netMarch 22, 2017

Legislation signed into law last month has added protections for tenants of three-quarter housing in New York City, but more work needs to be done to curb abuses by landlords, says Matthew Main, a staff attorney with MFY Legal Services in New York.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Morning Report: How an Ignored Homeless Plan Took Hold
Voice of San DiegoMarch 1, 2017

The sewage was diverted into the Tijuana River intentionally due to repair work being done on the Mexican side, according to a one-page report on the incident by commission staff. American officials, however, were given no advanced notice about this ...more »

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Goldman litigation tied to alleged conflicts by federal judge's law clerk
Dallas Business JournalMarch 2, 2017

A legally sensitive issue is at the heart of an attempt to revive a multimillion-dollar breach of contract lawsuit filed by former shareholders of an Irving-based hotel hospitality real estate investment firm.more »

Business Law
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Police seize $millions during anti-narcotics operation
Jamaica ObserverMarch 3, 2017

Reports are that the officers intercepted a Suzuki Swift motorcar along West Road and, upon searching the vehicle, found the money totalling over J$4.5 million and USD$ 9,100. The cash was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and the police say the ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Comcast Twin Cities to Hire 120 Members of the Military Community ...
Yahoo FinanceMarch 1, 2017

Comcast today announced a commitment to hire 120 Veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members, and Military Spouses in the Twin Cities before the end of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Emory Doctor Goes to Prison for Downloading Thousands of Images of Child Pornography
Coosa Valley NewsMarch 2, 2017

“Sullivan downloaded thousands of files depicting the sexual abuse of children,” said U. S. Attorney John Horn. “He attempted to cover his tracks by using his personal computer on the Internet system at Emory to download the images. As predators ...more »

Personal Injury
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Dayton Lawyers Point Out Importance Of Legal Representation
Digital JournalMarch 11, 2017

Kevin Attkisson and Matthew Jewson of The Attkisson Law Firm in Dayton impart the wisdom of contacting a personal injury lawyer and a car accident lawyer or auto accident attorney during a crisis. Experienced in those areas, both attorneys fight to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Committee debates bills aimed at self-defense, permit to carry laws
Minnesota Public Radio NewsMarch 8, 2017

"Every one of the courts has upheld discretionary permitting for concealed carry," said Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law. "So, (they) upheld the very restrictive kinds of laws you have in places like New York ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Protecting Partners From Unnecessary Risk
The RecorderMarch 1, 2017

Law Office of Tuzzolino & Terpinas, 27 N.E.3d 67 (Ill. 2015), an attorney was accused of committing malpractice by, among other things, failing to inform the client that his suit had been dismissed. The attorney then completed an insurance application ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Beshear amends complaint in lawsuit against six national generic pharmaceutical companies
KyForward.comMarch 8, 2017

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Consumer Protection Act protects Kentuckians from “unfair, false, misleading or deceptive acts or practice in trade or commerce.” Kentucky's consumer protections laws are some of the most vigorous in the nation.more »

Real Estate Law
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SECP oversight of real estate - Newspaper - DAWN.COM
DAWN.comMarch 6, 2017

At an estimated size of Rs7 trillion or so, Pakistan's real estate market has been operating like an informal, yet parallel stock exchange. The housing shortage on ...more »

Brexit: Contracts
Lexology (registration)March 1, 2017

In relation to new contracts, English law has always been a very popular choice for parties doing business worldwide and the UK's exit from the EU should not generally have any effect on the willingness of contracting parties to choose English law as ...more »

Sports Law
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Selig's class a big hit with ASU Law students
Arizona State UniversityMarch 4, 2017

“It's really my favorite part of the business,” said Selig, who was named the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Distinguished ProfessorIt's Selig's third assignment as a professor at the university level. He has taught at ... Selig starts his course ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lawyers serve
Newnan Times-HeraldMarch 16, 2017

Under most circumstances, there would be a conflict of interest for one attorney to represent all the defendants in a criminal case. So, the state must ask private criminal-defense attorneys to serve as conflict attorneys on a case-by-case basis. These ...more »

The Laterals Audit: Tax Attorney Moves In February
Law360 (subscription)March 1, 2017

Law360, New York (February 28, 2017, 9:44 PM EST) -- In this latest edition of the Laterals Audit, Reed Smith scooped a five-member state tax team from Morrison Foerster, Winston & Strawn recruited a major tax controversy player, and Pillsbury Winthrop ...more »

Proposed GOP Cuts Would Sharply Increase Elder Poverty
New America MediaMarch 3, 2017

In the coming year and beyond, the new administration and Republican leaders in Congress have pledged to change programs essential to the wellbeing of elders in health care (ACA, Medicaid and Medicare), economic security (Social Security and ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Jargon buster: The top phrases in IT asset disposal explained
ITProPortalMarch 27, 2017

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. The DPA is set to be amended to bring it into line with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation ...more »

Environmental Law
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Guest Column: Illinois ready to lead on clean energy
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 4, 2017

Indeed, thanks to this law, Illinois is now preparing to implement the biggest advancement of clean energy in state history. By dramatically boosting both renewable energy and energy efficiency, the state will become a national leader in this ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Probate fees hike will hit farming families
FarmersWeeklyMarch 5, 2017

“The new fee structure will mean that while most UK estates – those with a value of up to £50,000 – will now face no probate fee at all, those worth more than this amount will face significantly increased fees,” said Kathryn Harwood, head of wills and ...more »

Family Law
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Nigeria's Emir of Kano tries to shake up family law
News24March 1, 2017

Kano - As a traditional ruler, the Emir of Kano is expected to dispense sage advice in matters temporal and spiritual to his legions of followers across Muslim-majority northern Nigeria. Like his counterparts dotted across the vast country of 180 ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Dozens gather in Sioux City to object proposed workers' compensation provisions
Sioux City JournalMarch 1, 2017

"If it becomes law, it would inflict very severe cuts on our Iowa workers' comp law," said Dennis McElwain, a Sioux City attorney representing the Northwest Iowa Labor Council. "It will effectively cut-- and I mean wipe out-- our state workers ...more »


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