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News Bulletin: Chobani marketing rep dies in Bali; Rebel Wilson sues Bauer; Domino's creates tartan uniform
AdNewsMay 1, 2017

A former Bauer and AFR advertising sales exec and more recently, yoghurt company marketing rep at Chobani, has died while on holiday in Bali. According to reports, 26-year-old Ella Knights from Pyrmont in Sydney, died in Canggu on Thursday after the ...more »

Vt. Law School Preps Against Cyberattacks
Valley NewsMay 1, 2017

South Royalton — Vermont Law School has spent the past several weeks beefing up its digital defense system after a massive cyber-attack temporarily shut down the Internet and computer systems at the school. “We continue adapting,” Sean Lee, the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Car trouble? The New Jersey Lemon Law may help
MyCentralJersey.comMay 23, 2017

Hyundai Motor of America, Inc.," the Office of Administrative Law held that a car that suffered from periodic engine surge at 40 miles per hour, an occasional rotten-egg smell, and intermittent flashing of the brake lights when going over a bump did ...more »

Health Care Law
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Support for health care law higher when polls mention 'repeal'
Medical XpressMay 22, 2017

With the U.S. Senate set to take up debate on a new health care bill, Cornell researchers asked a simple question: Does the American public want former ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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NACOLG celebrates 50 years
Times DailyMay 21, 2017

It could be a senior who's receiving services through the agency's medical waiver program. Or perhaps it's someone who does not have transportation who uses NACOLG's transit service to get to a doctor's appointment. NACOLG was created by local ...more »

Immigration Law
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House committee to take up mass deportation agenda, including bill to arm ICE agents with M-4 rifles
Daily KosMay 17, 2017

A third immigration bill, a version of which was introduced in the last Congress but not enacted, would authorize state and local law enforcement to get more involved in detention and deportation efforts. The bill is broadly aimed at combatting so ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Southampton Supervisor Seeks To Repeal Controversial Zoning Legislation
Patch.comMay 12, 2017

Just one day after a special meeting scheduling a public hearing on a three month extension of the current PDD moratorium, Schneiderman announced that he has filed a bill repealing the PDD law; the additional three months are necessary to consider the ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Tyler Technologies (TYL) Acquires Modria, Terms Not Disclosed
StreetInsider.comMay 30, 2017

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced it has acquired Modria, a company specializing in online dispute resolution (ODR) for government and commercial entities, to complement its courts and justice and appraisal and tax solutions. With ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Discovery Opinions Show Limits Of Privilege And Broad Standard Of Relevance
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 3, 2017

Three recent opinions issued by courts highlight the scope and limitations of a party's right to discovery of reinsurance, reserve and allegedly privileged information in insurance coverage disputes. The first case involved allegations that defendant ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal Rescue League of Berks County slates grassroots event to protect animals
Boyertown Berk Montgomery NewspapersMay 20, 2017

Liz McCauley, Executive Director of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, stated, “Several high-profile animal cruelty cases in Pennsylvania last year have prompted a renewed interest in protecting the animals of our state through tougher cruelty ...more »

Intellectual Property
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New acquisition reform bill would create DOD intellectual property chief
Inside Defense (subscription)May 22, 2017

The latest acquisition reform bill proposed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) would create a new Pentagon intellectual property office, overseen by a director who would coordinate program managers and negotiate with ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Multi-District Litigation Reform and the “Fairness in Class Action Act”
Lexology (registration)May 30, 2017

In addition to it taking a swipe at class actions, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (the “Fairness in Class Action Act”), would lead to multi-district litigation reform (MDL), limiting its ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws
The Seattle TimesMay 23, 2017

Branstad and Republicans who pushed the bills through the Legislature say the measures on collective bargaining and wages were aimed at keeping the state competitive financially. They say the voter ID law will maintain election integrity, though there ...more »

State police investigating Catlett plane crash | News | fauquier.com
Fauquier TimesMay 22, 2017

The Virginia State Police are investigating a plane crash that happened yesterday afternoon at Maples Field Airport in Catlett.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New businesses in the South Sound
The News TribuneMay 14, 2017

At 5604 176th St. E., Suite F108 in Puyallup, the law firm provides legal services throughout Pierce County. It will handle personal injury, estate planning, family law, small business counseling and landlord/tenant law. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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History Repeating: Minidoka City
Weekly News JournalMay 30, 2017

The community started developing several years earlier thanks to the Homestead Act, and, by 1883, had its own post office. A Mr. Bartholomew built a four-room hotel in the community, and in 1893, Confederate veteran Hardy Sears purchased Bartholomew's ...more »

Litigation
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Mercer Island Raising Taxes Temporarily To Fund I-90 Litigation
Patch.comMay 5, 2017

Mercer Island Raising Taxes Temporarily To Fund I-90 Litigation. MERCER ISLAND, WA - The City Council this week approved a temporary tax increase on island utilities. The increase is meant to fund ongoing litigation over Sound Transit's construction of ...more »

Business Law
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Zain's anti-terror Ramadan advert goes viral, divides Internet
Arab NewsMay 29, 2017

The ad makes apparent reference to Omran Daqneesh, who grabbed the world's attention when he was photographed sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance in Aleppo. .... But for you to use the image of Omran is an additional crime…more »

Personal Injury
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Zurich Insurance starts using robots to decide personal injury claims
ReutersMay 18, 2017

ZURICH May 18 Zurich Insurance is deploying artificial intelligence in deciding personal injury claims after trials cut the processing time from an hour to just seconds, its chairman said. "We recently introduced AI claims handling ... and saved 40,000 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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America's dangerous Internet delusion
Washington PostMay 21, 2017

... is that the Internet is a double-edged sword. Despite enormous benefits — instant access to huge quantities of information, the proliferation of new forms of businesses, communications and entertainment — it also encourages crime, global conflict ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Post & Schell Adds 3 Attys In Product, Professional Liability
Law360 (subscription)May 1, 2017

Law360, Philadelphia (May 1, 2017, 3:46 PM EDT) -- Post & Schell PC is deepening the bench in its casualty litigation and professional liability practice with the addition of a three-attorney team, led by Joseph Bongiovanni IV, brought on board from ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Law Expert Says Trump 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors' Already ...
Common DreamsMay 12, 2017

Trump asking Comey if he was under investigation 'is language of bribery.. of the underworld... not the language of a president who is supposed to be enforcing ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Trump son-in-law keeps most of his real estate portfolio
The Daily HeraldMay 22, 2017

His decision to divest from one of the Jersey City projects, One Journal Square, gained attention earlier this month after his sister appeared at a conference in China promoting the use of a special U.S. visa program to lure investors for the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rep. Barr reintroduces act to make CFPB spending accountable to Congress
HousingWireMay 19, 2017

Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., reintroduced the Taking Account of Bureaucrats' Spending (TABS) Act on Friday in attempts to make the budget of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau subject to congressional appropriations. As it stands, the CFPB is funded ...more »

Sports Law
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This Week In Sports Law: Matt Elam Arrest, Buffalo Jills Win, JaVale McGee's Cat
ForbesMay 28, 2017

Another Arrest For Safety Matt Elam. Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam is having bigger issues than being beat on the field. This week, he was arrested on battery and theft charges that involved Elam being in dispute with his girlfriend surrounding an ...more »

Commercial Law Update: Is it negligent to have exclusive UK jurisdiction clauses in contracts with EU dimensions?
Lexology (registration)May 15, 2017

It goes without saying that Brexit outcomes are uncertain. Nonetheless, many Brexit risks are known and reasonably understood. One of the more obvious future risks is in relation to the enforcement of UK judgments in the remaining EU Member States.more »

Trump admits audit has no bearing on releasing his tax returns
TheBlaze.comMay 11, 2017

Trump admits audit has no bearing on releasing his tax returns President Donald Trump, in an interview with The Economist published Thursday, admitted an IRS audit into his finances has no bearing on his decision to release his tax returns. He told the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Tory Bid to Scrap SFO Draws Ire of Criminal-Defense Lawyers
BloombergMay 18, 2017

Criminal-defense lawyers panned Prime Minister Theresa May's election promise to scrap the Serious Fraud Office, which has been responsible for probes into Libor rigging and bribery. Lawyers at a financial-crime conference in Lisbon were quick to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Meet the Real Jared Kushner
POLITICO MagazineMay 25, 2017

If Steve Bannon was the Rumpelstiltskin of the administration, donning multiple half-tucked dress shirts at a time and always carrying a clutch of briefing papers and barreling through the administrative state, Jared Kushner, through pedigree and ...more »

Could College Recruitment Programs Be Considered Unlawful?
SHRMMay 11, 2017

A class-action lawsuit claiming that accounting giant PwC's "aggressive" recruitment of college students and recent graduates—to the exclusion of older job seekers—is testing whether campus recruiting could make employers liable in age discrimination ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Young denies he or Zapata forged millionaire's will
ReporterNews.comMay 17, 2017

"Young sought the assistance of Chris Hartman, a wills and estate lawyer, who promptly filed the will for probate." Prosecutors presented a grand jury transcript. Zapata had testified to the grand jury that he never read the will or knew its content ...more »

Environmental Law
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NorthWestern Energy Seeks Montana Community Renewable Energy Projects
PR Newswire (press release)May 17, 2017

NorthWestern is required, per state law, to procure energy from Community Renewable Energy Projects (CREP), which meet certain criteria including cost-effectiveness to NWE's customers. CREP is part of the Montana Renewable Portfolio Standard.more »

Workers Compensation
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Five Things You Need to Know: 5/31, Wednesday Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 31, 2017

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) FL Ambulatory and Hospital Groups File Case Against Division of Workers' Comp An administrative law judge has scheduled June hearings for cases involving The Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers ...more »

Family Law
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Children caught in the middle: parental alienation and implacably hostile parents
Family LawMay 17, 2017

The use of the term 'implacably hostile' when describing a parent is not a recent development in the family courts. It is a phrase often used to describe extreme, negative behaviour exhibited by one parent to undermine a child's relationship with the ...more »

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