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Emergency Declared: Stabbing the Rule of Law in Egypt
JURISTMay 1, 2017

Mohamed Abdelaal joined Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt in the Fall of 2009 and became Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law in 2014. Abdelaal also teaches political sciences at the American University in Cairo on ...more »

State Street Corp Acquires 49043 Shares of Caesars Acquisition Company (CACQ)
The Cerbat GemMay 1, 2017

Caesars Acquisition Company logo State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Caesars Acquisition Company (NASDAQ:CACQ) by 7.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.more »

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Administrative Law
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Lt. Col. Chris Ford
Just SecurityMay 1, 2017

Ford served as a Legal Assistance Attorney, Administrative Law Attorney, and Operational Law Attorney. During this time, Lt. Col. Ford served on the Division's plans staff, planning the Division's deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom. From March 2004 ...more »

Health Care Law
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While House passes GOP health-care bill, Senate prepares to do its own thing
Washington PostMay 5, 2017

The CBO projected in late March that an earlier version of the GOP health-care plan would result in 14 million more people being uninsured in 2018 than under current law. It projected the plan would slash the federal deficit by $150 billion between ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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'Anti-piracy bill will help Nigeria fight sea piracy'
Daily TrustMay 9, 2017

... maritime matters are enforced involving various things from fisheries, transport, bunkering, safety all these things. My focus is actually on Anti-Piracy Bill at the National Assembly which hopefully will be enacted. What are the lapses in Nigeria ...more »

Immigration Law
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Milford lawyer to offer immigration services
Milford Daily NewsMay 3, 2017

Peter Elikann, a veteran criminal defense attorney and member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, said immigration law has been trending for about a decade, but has increased even more in recent days with given the tough stance on immigration from ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Espey eyes $5.3 million electronics expansion
The Daily GazetteMay 1, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Defense and industrial electronics company Espey Manufacturing and Electronics Corp. is making plans for a $5.3 million expansion that will allow it to make bigger electrical transformers. The company, located on Ballston Avenue, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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L.A. city attorney wants more info from Wells Fargo - LA Times
Los Angeles TimesMay 5, 2017

Wells Fargo has submitted the first of several required reports on its handling of the accounts scandal to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer. Now Feuer wants more ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Pending Hail Legislation has Texas Insurance Industry on Edge
Claims JournalMay 1, 2017

The huge storm losses make the state, and certain counties, especially attractive to unscrupulous contractors and attorneys that engage in hailstorm lawsuit abuse. Industry experts said that the lawsuit abuse will lead to increased insurance premiums ...more »

Animal Law
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Chaining a dog could be banned in Texas
KENS 5 TVMay 10, 2017

Under current law, anyone can chain their dog, but they have to follow certain guidelines. However, a law eliminating chains altogether could be on the way. Animal Care Services has been hosting a series of public meetings discussing potential changes ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual property clients left in dark on company floats
The Australian Financial ReviewMay 9, 2017

Major listed intellectual property companies IPH, Xenith and QANTM have been blasted in new research from Beaton Research + Consulting, which finds most clients are unaware the firms have been publicly floated and are not being told because it could ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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CLEAN POWER PLAN Litigation's fate still uncertain as enviros chart options
E&E NewsMay 1, 2017

The parties are still weighing how to move forward, but environmental attorney Sean Donahue, who is helping to defend the rule, said it would be difficult to watch the litigation come to an end without any substantive resolution. "The idea that you ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Shenandoah approves support staff collective bargaining agreements
KMAlandMay 9, 2017

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah school officials are finishing up collective bargaining for the first time since massive changes were implemented in Iowa's state laws. At its regular meeting Monday night, the Shenandoah School Board approved a 2.6 percent ...more »

The Latest: Groups plan march to White House on May Day
WHIOMay 1, 2017

There was concern about gasoline on fire and smoke in the storm sewer system beneath McPherson Town neighborhood in Dayton after a tanker crash and explosion on the interstate nearby. ..... defined by the USDOT as hazardous material releases that ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Solano supervisors opt not to seek overlap of SID groundwater agency
Fairfield Daily RepublicMay 3, 2017

If disputes happen after the agencies are formed, Keaten said the framework of the plans and coordination agreements will define how those differences are resolved. “I have no doubt that it can be ... This is a tax on me and my neighbors. . . . This is ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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This law could prevent the next financial crisis. Lawmakers want it gone.
Washington PostMay 1, 2017

Congress had previously created specialized bankruptcy law for each of the regulated entities within these complex conglomerates, but it never created a bankruptcy regime for holding companies until it passed Dodd-Frank. Those who want to do away with ...more »

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Litigation looms
Investors ChronicleMay 3, 2017

In July the US territory defaulted on about $1.3 billion in state debt but a rushed rescue plan meant that bondholders had to give the island time to try and cobble a deal together. That expired on Monday night and yesterday the first slew of lawsuits ...more »

Business Law
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UK warns Facebook, Google, Twitter to better fight hate speech
The Australian Financial ReviewMay 1, 2017

by Robert Hutton. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned Facebook, Alphabet's Google, and Twitter to improve monitoring of extremist and hate content after a panel of lawmakers urged her to consider making the hosting of such material a crime. ... "We ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs bridges gap between military, civilian life
The ScribeMay 1, 2017

The center serves anyone using military benefits, including spouses, dependents children and retired soldiers through their services. Boots to Suits, a career-mentorship program offered to five student veterans each semester, helps to bridge the gap, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Frostburg man charged with child pornography
Progress IndexMay 4, 2017

FROSTBURG – An Allegany County man was arrested and charged Wednesday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child ...more »

Personal Injury
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Monsanto Quickly Removes Personal Injury Cases to Federal Court
Delaware Law WeeklyMay 5, 2017

Monsanto Co. met a new batch of personal injury suits related to its Roundup-branded herbicides on Friday with immediate removal from Delaware state court to federal court in Wilmington. The cases, involving out-of-state plaintiffs who allege their ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Fifteen people become U.S. citizens at Law Day ceremony
Lebanon Daily NewsMay 1, 2017

Thomas M. Place, a law professor at Penn State Dickinson School of Law, told the new citizens about the importance of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which will mark its 150th anniversary next year, and how it reshaped American law and ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Bunzl Trusts Seeks Millions in Miller & Martin Malpractice Claim
Daily Report (registration)May 4, 2017

... McKenna Long & Aldridge, which merged with Dentons in 2015, and partner Barry Armstrong. The litigation targets the law firms and their partners' or ex-partners' alleged roles in bleeding what Bunzl attorneys claim was at least $60 million from the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Obamacare Robocall Vendor Immune From Class Suit
Bloomberg BNAMay 3, 2017

Gomez, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal government and government contractors have qualified immunity and are exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims—as long as the defendants can show they were lawfully ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Gujarat government notifies real estate law, dilutes stringent provision
The Indian ExpressMay 5, 2017

The Gujarat government has notified the third and final set of rules and regulations pertaining to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act-2016 (RERA). The Act was passed by Parliament in March 2016 and subsequently came into force from this ...more »

Dealing with consequential damages from an international perspective
Rental Management MagazineMay 1, 2017

All three countries' laws are significantly more protective of individual consumers. Given these similarities, it also is not surprising that the means of waiving such damages in all three countries are quite similar. The critical issue for contract ...more »

Sports Law
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Judge strikes down Wisconsin law on pregnant drug abusers
Iron Mountain Daily NewsMay 1, 2017

U.S. District Judge James Peterson wrote in his ruling late Friday that the law's language was unclear on both the amount of drug or alcohol use by pregnant women that should prompt state action, and what constituted “substantial risk” to the health of ...more »

Criminal Defense
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer Tylden Shaeffer to Present at NELA 2017 Annual Convention
PR Web (press release)May 2, 2017

This panel explores the risks and benefits of accessing employer documents from the contrasting perspectives of a lawyer representing whistleblowers; a criminal defense lawyer; and a longtime member of NELA's Ethics & Sanctions Committee. The panel ...more »

DNC Host Committee promised to give away leftover funds to charity
Philly.comMay 19, 2017

He said that should the host committee be audited by the IRS, the government would want to see “something more substantial” than Rendell recounting that he promised bonuses. “If there were an explicit understanding ... Marcus Owens, a Washington tax ...more »

The Missouri Human Rights Act—The Playing Field Has Been Leveled
Lexology (registration)May 10, 2017

The Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) is the state of Missouri's primary anti-discrimination statute. The MHRA codifies for the state many of the federal anti-discrimination provisions found in the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Wexler Joins Gibson, Kohl, Wolff & Hric
SRQ MagazineMay 8, 2017

Gibson, Kohl, Wolff & Hric has announced that Elizabeth Wexler joined the firm as associate attorney. In this role, Wexler practices primarily in the areas of residential and commercial real estate transactions. Wexler holds a wealth of experience and ...more »

Environmental Law
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KapStone has big bucks riding on biomass bill in Longview
The ColumbianMay 8, 2017

Under current state law, only mills with biomass facilities constructed after 1999 can sell renewable energy credits. This now excludes KapStone, which has boilers and furnaces dating back to the 1950s and 1960s. Takko's bill would amend the law so ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Albuquerque Law-La-Palooza
Weekly AlibiMay 5, 2017

Consultations will be provided in the following areas of law: divorce, custody, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, personal injury, creditor/debtor, child support, kinship/guardianship, wills/probate, tax disputes with the IRS, powers of attorney, public ...more »

Family Law
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An Analysis of Divorce in the UK
Family LawMay 9, 2017

For those of you among our midst who have a happy marriage, you may be part of a trend forming in recent years, where the divorce rate is slowly but surely dropping. In fact, the gap between the number of marriages and divorces is wider now than it was ...more »

Workers Compensation
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The Aerial Observers of Workers' Comp (press release)May 17, 2017

I was invited there, however, because I have had the extraordinary fortune to occupy a very unique position within the workers' compensation industry. For almost 16 years (at that point in time), I had operated a company that not only served millions ...more »


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