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Chicago launches ad campaign to counter Trump's immigration efforts
ReutersMay 23, 2017

Last month, a U.S. judge blocked a portion of Trump's executive order that sought to withhold most federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities as part of the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. U.S. Attorney General Jeff ...more »

Busan's container cargo inches up over past 8 months
The Korea HeraldMay 23, 2017

City officials said that despite Hanjin Shipping's bankruptcy, Busan's container cargo handling has gained on a rebound in South Korea's exports and increased cargo on routes to the Americas following the dedication of the expanded Panama Canal.more »

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Administrative Law
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Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change
PBS NewsHourJune 10, 2017

The president has made reversing the decades-long decline in coal mining the central tenet of his environmental policy, blaming federal regulations for job losses. Federal statistics show coal mining accounted for only 51,000 jobs nationally at the end ...more »

Health Care Law
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Iowa's GOP Senators Say Health Care Law Repeal Unlikely
U.S. News & World ReportMay 30, 2017

Grassley and Joni Ernst come as the Republican-controlled Senate moves forward on its work to dismantle the 2010 health care bill while facing conflicting demands within their own party and lockstep Democratic opposition. Both senators are active ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Charting the General Average in KSA - Lexology
Lexology (registration)May 31, 2017

The law of general average is an admiralty doctrine devised by early sea venturers to determine their proportional liability for any issues in cases…more »

Immigration Law
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Dem senators urge SXSW to leave Texas over immigration law
The HillJune 7, 2017

Two Democratic senators are calling on the head of the South by Southwest (SXSW) music and technology festival to relocate the annual event to a different state over a new Texas law allowing officials to request the immigration status of detained ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Namibia: Ndp5 to Increase Manufacturing, Agricultural Output and Maximise Benefits From Marine Resources ...
AllAfrica.comJune 12, 2017

The game changers are: Increase investment in infrastructure development; Increase productivity in agriculture, especially for smallholder farmers; Invest in quality technical skills development; Improve value addition in natural resources; Achieve ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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RICS launches dispute resolution service at Provada
PropertyEUMay 24, 2017

De Lisio notes that despite the efforts of the European Commission to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the opportunities offered by mediation are not yet fully exploited. However, RICS has launched a mediation service in the rest of Europe ...more »

Intellectual Property
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UCLA students say 'free speech is under attack' and a conservative professor is the target
LA Daily NewsMay 27, 2017

Keith Fink, a lawyer, has taught classes on free speech, contemporary issues, entertainment law and other subjects at UCLA for 10 years. He and student supporters said he may be dismissed from the school because administrators disagree with his views ...more »

Animal Law
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After Sage the cat's torture, petitions push tougher Utah animal cruelty laws
Standard-ExaminerJune 1, 2017

Young pointer mix Nacho gets a back scratch from Clint Thacker, director of Davis County Animal Care and Control on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in one of the exercise areas at the shelter. Thacker said animal cruelty is a complex problem that a registry ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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George Boardman: It's time to start affirmative action program for campus conservatives
The Union of Grass ValleyJune 11, 2017

OLD DEFINITION of a reporter: A fellow who walks around with a can of gasoline looking for a smoldering fire. That function's been taken over by social media … WHEN REPUBLICANS talk about cheap health insurance after they repeal Obamacare, they're ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PTO Litigation Report – May 23, 2017
The National Law ReviewMay 23, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO. This listing is current as of 11 ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord accused of taking tenant's car keys, resisting police trying to arrest her
PennLive.comJune 12, 2017

The woman's tenant, who was in the process of moving out, accused Adams of chasing him around his residence and taking his car keys at 12:40 p.m. in the first block of Kendes Road, Millersville. Police said Adams kicked and scratched two officers ...more »

Former MU player Dennis Foley opens up about plane crash
Huntington Herald DispatchMay 23, 2017

The plane crashed in rain and fog near Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va., while attempting to land as the team was returning home from a 17-14 loss at East Carolina University earlier that day. The Federal Aviation Administration determined the ...more »

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Berkeley County retains law firm in opioid litigation | West Virginia ...
Herald-Mail MediaMay 26, 2017

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council voted 3-2 Thursday to engage in opioid litigation aimed at pharmaceutical drug distributors that ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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The status of the pledge creditor in the bankruptcy proceedings
Lexology (registration)May 31, 2017

The “privileges” mean the guaranteed special rights provided to a pledge creditor by the Russian bankruptcy law, the most significant of which is the right to receive 70% of the proceeds from the disposition of the subject of a pledge. Besides, the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Study Finds 20 Percent Of Children In Fatal Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained
NPRMay 24, 2017

The latest study set out to look at what factors specifically affect child deaths in fatal car accidents, breaking down the data by state and region. The study authors ... But decisions about traffic safety laws have been largely left to states. The ...more »

Business Law
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Attempt to ease SBS ad restrictions dumped
The AustralianMay 24, 2017

My crime? I work for News Corp · My crime? I work for News Corp Shannon Molloy. A bully says I can't be a participating member of my own LGBTIQ community while working at News Corp. To him, I say farewell.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Lawyer fails to compel insurer to retroactvely provide malpractice coverage
PropertyCasualty360May 23, 2017

The 2012 policy contained no reference to lawyer's professional liability coverage. The 2011 and 2012 polices provided coverage for commercial general liability and business personal property only. Sicari apparently did not file a renewal application ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Manning, Professor and Constitutional Law Scholar, Named Law ...
Harvard CrimsonJune 1, 2017

Law School professor John F. Manning will be the next dean of Harvard Law School, the University announced Thursday. Grace Z. Li. UPDATED: Thursday ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Pipeline: Commercial real estate deals for 6.9.17
RichmondBizSenseJune 9, 2017

Evolution Divorce & Family Law PLLC leased 779 square feet at 1500 Forest Ave. in Richmond. Matt Hamilton and Scott White represented the ... Connie Jordan Nielsen and Nicki Jassy handled the lease negotiations. Jenkins Block & Associates P.C. leased ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Kentucky's Congressmen Vote Party-Line On Dodd-Frank Rollback
WEKUJune 11, 2017

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill rolling back most parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which set up consumer protections and banking oversight in the wake of the 2008 financial ...more »

Sports Law
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For daily fantasy sports sites, legal limbo in Texas set to continue
Texas TribuneJune 1, 2017

DraftKings filed a lawsuit against Paxton, asking a court to issue a declaratory judgment that fantasy sports websites are permissible under Texas law. Raymond's bill, House Bill 1457, would have classified fantasy sports as games of skill, not chance.more »

Cyprus: Shareholders Agreement And Cyprus Companies
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 9, 2017

AoA are filed with the Registrar of Companies when the company is incorporated and they set out the administrative and company law procedures for carrying out the business affairs of a company. Importantly they should set out the classes of shares and ...more »

Auditor says former state official skirted law
Arkansas OnlineJune 9, 2017

It appears that the former state Department of Information Systems Director Mark Myers violated standards of conduct in state law, potentially wasted state ...more »

Criminal Defense
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York shooting victim dead, case now homicide, cops say
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsMay 30, 2017

York City Police are now looking for a York man in connection with a homicide, following the Tuesday death of a man shot on Sunday night, according to York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert. Edwin Jose Pacheco-Ruiz, 29, was shot at least three times and ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Porter Wright announces Sports Law Practice with addition of attorney Luke Fedlam
PR Newswire (press release)June 12, 2017

Porter Wright's Sports Law Practice Group will provide professional athletes the resources to address issues that they face on a daily basis, such as marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset ...more »

Stuart mayor resigns following age discrimination investigation ...
WPECMay 23, 2017

Stuart Mayor Tom Campenni resigned from his post Tuesday.This action comes following a complaint issued by the city of Stuart was filed just last week.more »

Wills & Probate
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Does the State start the Probate? Blog (blog)June 2, 2017

Probate: If there is property in the name of the decedent alone, someone has to file for probate. That is the case whether there is a Will or no Will. Then, an executor or personal representative can be court-appointed to inventory the estate, pay all ...more »

Environmental Law
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Slate Hill business owner pleads guilty to sales tax fraud
Times Herald-RecordJune 5, 2017

Otte pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal tax fraud, a felony under state Tax Law; and endangering public health, safety or the environment, a misdemeanor under state Environmental Conservation Law. Otte remains free without bail, with sentencing ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Oneida bus monitor accused of defrauding workers' compensation ...
Utica Observer DispatchMay 26, 2017

An Oneida City School District employee is accused of defrauding workers' compensation system of more than $6000, state Inspector General Catherine Leahy ...more »

Family Law
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Protesters to march against Islamic law in dozens of US cities
ReutersJune 10, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country's largest Muslim advocacy group, urged Americans to participate in one of several local educational events being organized in "a peaceful challenge to Saturday's hate rallies." It also warned ...more »


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