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NTSB Gives Update on Plane Crash That Kills Three
MyHighPlainsMay 1, 2017

AMARILLO,TX - UPDATE (7:18 PM): The Amarillo Police Department released the names of the victims killed in Friday's plane crash. Pilot Robin Shaw and flight nurses Misty Nicholson and Scott Riola were killed when their plane went down shortly after ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Court Officials Seek Greater Authority on E-Filing Mandates
New York Law Journal (registration)May 19, 2017

The Office of Court Administration, in its annual report on the state of e-filing, wants lawmakers to lift a prohibition requiring the chief administrative judge to get legislative approval before ordering e-filing in matrimonial matters. Also, the OCA ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat
ABC NewsMay 23, 2017

Much of the anti-government rhetoric — particularly against the Obama health care law — has clashed with the need for health care in towns such as White Sulphur Springs, home to half of Meagher County residents. Rob Quist, the Democrat running for ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Cruz: 'D.C. is a little crazy right now' - Midland Reporter-Telegram
Midland Reporter-TelegramMay 21, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz meets with local business, civic and educational leaders during a luncheon meeting Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Barn Door Restaurant in ...more »

Immigration Law
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Deportation Fears Silence Some Domestic Violence Victims
TIMEMay 30, 2017

But concern about the law has already consumed the community. Libby Hasse, a staff attorney at Tahirih's Houston branch, says she's heard a lot from a client who is a survivor of sex trafficking who watches a lot of Spanish-language news and has shown ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Iskalo makes new appeal for extra tax breaks for former Lord Amherst hotel
Buffalo NewsMay 1, 2017

A developer wants the Amherst Industrial Development Agency to reconsider its request for $1.1 million in additional tax breaks for its rehabilitation of the former Lord Amherst hotel, but the agency won't do that as long as the developer continues its ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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ECSC hosts community sessions on mediation
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)May 20, 2017

... 50th anniversary of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), the Registry of the Supreme Court in Saint Lucia is embarking on an islandwide sensitization and awareness campaign on the use of mediation as a means of alternate dispute resolution.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Sharp rise in D&O litigation signals change in legal strategy
Business InsuranceMay 16, 2017

A dramatic increase in class action securities lawsuits can be attributed partly to a handful of plaintiff law firms that are pursuing smaller companies, say experts. But, at least in the immediate future, the rise in litigation is not expected to ...more »

Animal Law
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Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to watch out for spring heat
My Ballard (blog)May 20, 2017

A Washington state law that went into effect in 2015 makes it a violation just to leave an animal unattended in a vehicle or enclosed space, if the animal could be harmed or killed by exposure to excessive heat or cold, lack of ventilation or lack of ...more »

Intellectual Property
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China concerned by inclusion on U.S. intellectual property watch list
NasdaqMay 11, 2017

(Recasts, adds details) BEIJING, May 11 (Reuters) - China is seriously concerned by the United States keeping it on an intellectual property watch list, the commerce ministry said on Thursday. The issue of protecting intellectual property (IP) has been ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Joseph Peacock Hired as Associate Attorney for Litigation Firm Douglas Crawford Law
MENAFN.COMMay 21, 2017

(MENAFN Editorial) Litigation Attorney, Joseph Peacock takes a new position as an Associate Attorney for Douglas Crawford Law. Full details can be found on the About Us section of the company website, [] Douglas Crawford ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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There is a time and place for affirmative action
Aliran MonthlyMay 16, 2017

Pusat Komas applauds Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin's recent statement concerning the country's affirmative action policies. Indeed, after 60 years of independence and 54 years since the formation of Malaysia, we have become proud and ...more »

How to survive a plane crash (UK)May 21, 2017

It's many people's worst fear, and while being in a plane crash is extremely unlikely, there are some tips you can learn to help you survive in the worst case scenario. A book has been released on the world's most unusual plane disasters and the author ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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'That's My Fish': Indonesia's Fisheries Enforcer Blasts Poachers
Voice of AmericaMay 13, 2017

Indonesia's uncompromising approach has irked neighbors whose boats have been caught up in the dragnet for operating in seas plagued by territorial disputes. The campaign may partly reflect Indonesia's desire to show it is in control of its vast ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Hartford Looking to State to Help Prevent Bankruptcy | Connecticut ...
U.S. News & World ReportMay 29, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of financially strapped Hartford are struggling to persuade state legislators facing their own budget crisis to come up with ...more »

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Millionaire Mom Who Poisoned Son Loses $225M RICO Suit
The Am Law Litigation DailyMay 16, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2011, file photo, Gigi Jordan, the multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son, appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. Jordan was sentenced Thursday, May 28, 2015, to 18 years in prison.more »

Business Law
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WATCH: City Launches Anti-Discrimination Ad Blitz Amid Surge in Bias Crimes
DNAinfoMay 24, 2017

NEW YORK CITY — The city has launched an anti-discrimination ad campaign amid an uptick in bias crimes across the five boroughs. The advertising blitz, which includes display ads and video PSAs, marks an effort by the NYC Commission on Human ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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PG&E, Sentinels of Freedom and Sonoma Raceway partner for Military Career Day
ESPNMay 17, 2017

Previously, PG&E and Sentinels of Freedom have co-sponsored student veteran resource centers at San Francisco State University, College of Alameda and Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. The centers provide resources about military benefits, a peaceful ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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16 arrested in child sex predator sting
WBAYMay 31, 2017

The Department of Justice says the sting was made possible through a state law that increased funding for the Internet Crimes Against Children investigative program and created a faster process for obtaining subpoenas. Thirty local, state and federal ...more »

Personal Injury
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UK Personal Injury Claims Fall For Traffic Accidents
Law360 (subscription)May 17, 2017

Law360, London (May 17, 2017, 4:30 PM BST) -- The number of U.K. personal injury claims made following car crashes fell nearly 10 percent in the 12 months ending in April 2017 compared with the year before, insurance law firm BLM LLP said Wednesday.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Trump's Classified Disclosure Is Shocking But Legal
BloombergMay 16, 2017

To understand the legal structure of classification and declassification requires a brief journey into the constitutional law of separation of powers. That's not always especially fun. But at this juncture in U.S. history, it's essential. Not since ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Buyer Beware: Former Foley & Lardner Partner Arrest Reveals Lateral Hiring Risks
The American LawyerMay 15, 2017

"No ethics rules required disclosure, so long as Foley did not misrepresent the reason for the departure," said Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University Law School who teaches professional responsibility courses. "A new firm, simply for self ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Public record or police property?
WECT-TV6May 17, 2017

Previously, North Carolina law enforcement handled requests like patchwork without standardization. Those hesitant to release footage in the past, by deferring to the local district attorney or thinking that it's part of an officer's confidential ...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 »

Proving a Reinsurance Contractual Relationship Exists
The National Law ReviewMay 22, 2017

Litigating a reinsurance contract dispute is not much different than litigating any commercial contract dispute. The party seeking recovery under the contract has to prove that the contract exists. Proving the policy can be a big issue with claims ...more »

Sports Law
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This Week In Sports Law: Spurs Fan v. Warriors, More Baylor Trouble, James Harden Sued
ForbesMay 21, 2017

Warriors On Defense During Western Conference Finals. It is probably safe to characterize an NBA Western Conference Finals themed lawsuit as being absolutely ridiculous. Earlier this week, San Antonio Spurs fan Juan Vazquez filed a lawsuit against the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Can defense lawyer Krasner switch sides and be a good DA?
Philly.comMay 21, 2017

Krasner was a very good civil rights attorney, representing clients like Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter. His reputation as a progressive lawyer gained him the financial backing of Democratic king maker, George Soros, whose $1.45 million ...more »

Lawyer: No Russia on Trump's Tax Returns*
Daily BeastMay 12, 2017

... the news service added: “with few exceptions.” Trump has refused to release any of his recent tax returns, citing an ongoing IRS audit, among other reasons, and the president's attorney did not provide access to them Friday. Those exceptions ...more »

Milpitas City Manager Accused Of Using Public Funds For Personal Bills
CBS San Francisco Bay AreaMay 17, 2017

City Councilman Anthony Phan said, “The allegations of misuse of public funds are troubling. At the end of the day, we want to make sure we get all the facts.” The city manager says he hired the Ad Astra law firm to investigate a dozen complaints of ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Singapore - The Switzerland of Asia
ValueWalkMay 18, 2017

Its British-based modern laws also offer asset protection trusts, international corporations and limited liability companies. Singapore has an open economy based on strong service and manufacturing sectors with excellent international trading links.more »

Environmental Law
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Victory, defeat and alternative facts in two coastal county elections
Street Roots NewsMay 31, 2017

In the battle to protect the environment, activists are increasingly turning to a model of local organizing that mixes face-to-face democracy with the power to create law. Not everyone is happy with that. Two recent law-making ... According to Mary ...more »

Wills & Probate
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2017 NBA Draft Lottery: Everything you need to know for Tuesday night
For The WinMay 16, 2017

It's one of those events that many NBA fans tune in for even though they haven't done much homework. And yes, there's much homework to do. Thanks to traded-pick protections, prospects having barely worked out for teams and all those percentages, the ...more »

Family Law
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Family Law Attorney, Lisa McDevitt, Comments on Potential Termination of Alimony in Virginia at Retirement Age
Law Firm Newswire (press release)May 23, 2017

Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2017 – Over 35 years ago, Virginia adopted permanent alimony, or spousal support. Under Virginia statute 20-61, a spouse who receives alimony can prosecute a paying spouse who is unable to pay, thus compelling ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Texas Workers' Comp Research Group Lays Out 2017 Agenda
Insurance JournalMay 23, 2017

The Texas Workers' Compensation Research and Evaluation Group has released its 2017 research agenda, a blueprint for its efforts to provide critical data f.more »


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