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Johnson rose above the societal limitations of his childhood to excel
San Antonio Express-NewsFebruary 28, 2015

... daughters Norrene Johnson Duffy and son-in-law Eugene, and Josie Johnson Thomas; three granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters; a sister, and a brother. Services: Memorial at 6 p.m. Saturday at Palm Eastern Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., ...more »

What the FCC's 'net neutrality' vote means
Statesman JournalFebruary 28, 2015

Regulators say reclassifying the Internet as a telecommunications service under the 1934 Communications Act will empower the FCC to go after Internet service providers if they start blocking or slowing Web traffic. The FCC says it won't apply some ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Question Raised About Proposed Pot Rule
WTXL ABC 27February 28, 2015

An administrative law judge tossed the department's first attempt at a rule, finding fault with a proposed lottery to choose five nurseries across the state to kick off Florida's pot industry. The latest plan, issued after a rare ... But Holladay's ...more »

Health Care Law
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Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law
Lexington Herald LeaderMarch 15, 2015

This Aug. 21, 2014, file photo shows health care tax forms 8962, 1095-A, and 8965, in Washington. Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, March 15, 2015 ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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New London talent show highlights youth achievements
theday.comMarch 1, 2015

Sara Coley, center, 11, of Preston, a sixth-grader at the ISAAC School in New London, performs a solo last week as participants planning to perform during the upcoming New London Youth Talent Show rehearse at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in ...more »

Immigration Law
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Brazil judge orders deportation of former Italian militant Cesare Battisti
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 3, 2015

SAO PAULO — A Brazilian judge Tuesday ordered the deportation of former Italian militant Cesare Battisti, reversing a 2010 ruling granting him asylum in Latin America's biggest country. Federal Judge Adverci Rates Mendes de Abreu ruled that Battisti ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Read Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's 2015 State of the State speech
AL.comMarch 4, 2015

With some state resources the town of 2-thousand people cleared a field for a future Industrial Park, the Lumber company was the first business to open there. How many people ... It may not be the largest economic development project in the state, but ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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March is Mediation Month
WVTFMarch 2, 2015

Governor McAuliffe has named March “Mediation Month” in the Commonwealth, to honor the work done in courts and other resolution centers. The Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution and the Virginia Mediation Network are promoting ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Medical managers, litigation can add to workers comp costs
Business InsuranceMarch 6, 2015

BOSTON — Employers in states without workers compensation medical fee schedules tend to spend more on medical management services and litigation to control claim costs, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute. While defense ...more »

Animal Law
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Texas Lawmaker Wants Animal Abuse Registry
KEYE TVFebruary 28, 2015

A bill filed in the Texas House of Representatives would have people convicted of animal abuse to register with law enforcement -- and just like the sex offender registry, it would create a central database. That's a good thing, says Dr. Rachel Hayes ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Anomaly's Latest Intellectual Property Play? Art
AdAge.comMarch 18, 2015

You may find the fruits of Anomaly's next initiative sitting on your office desk, or perhaps in a museum or art gallery, rather than online or on TV. Already known for successful intellectual property creations such as Eos lip products and the cooking ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Signs of Neglect, Wear and Tear in State Government
Gilmer MirrorMarch 1, 2015

Miller said nearly 2,000 cases involving suspected violations of consumer protection laws — everything from fraud at the gas pump to pesticide overuse — haven't been reviewed going back two years. Meanwhile, some $1.5 million in penalties that have ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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NPP “goofed” over “dangerous” affirmative action fiat – Agyapong
Starr 103.5 FMMarch 26, 2015

Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong has said “it will be dangerous” for the main opposition to go ahead to carry out its affirmative action directive. The National Executive Committee of the party says none of its 16 incumbent ...more »

Judge splits $250000 settlement over OSU plane crash
Tulsa WorldMarch 2, 2015

A Kay County judge here was forced to decide that after the parents of OSU coach Miranda Serna accepted a $250,000 settlement to drop their lawsuit over her death in an airplane crash. The judge, Philip A. Ross, had to step in because the long-divorced ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Top Indian, Pakistani Diplomats Meet To Mend Ties
JP UpdatesMarch 3, 2015

India's top diplomat pledged to improve relations with Pakistan on Tuesday after the first meeting with his counterpart since India called off talks aimed at easing the rivals' many disputes last year. Tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors has ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Answer Man: Changing constitution will be a taxing proposition
Belleville News DemocratFebruary 28, 2015

Q. I'm confused: They're now talking about making Illinois residents pay an extra 3 percent in income tax if they earn over a million, but that this change would require a constitutional amendment. Since when did this become a constitutional issue ...more »

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Barclays, Weighed Down by Litigation Charges, Reported Loss in 2014
New York TimesMarch 3, 2015

LONDON — Barclays said on Tuesday that it fell to a loss in 2014 as the British bank's annual results were dragged down by charges related to potential fines and litigation costs for past conduct by its employees, and lower income in its investment ...more »

Business Law
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BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Changes
Information Law GroupMarch 2, 2015

BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Changes. Benjamin Stein By Benjamin Stein on March 2, 2015 Posted in Advertising Law. As noted in our earlier post, the Better Business Bureau recently updated its Code of Advertising for the first time ...more »

Personal Injury
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Law Offices of Robert Vaage File Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Suit on ...
PR Newswire (press release)March 3, 2015

SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Offices of Robert Vaage announced today that the family of Mrs. Graciela Bustos has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit related to the fatal automobile accident on March 15, 2014.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Incompetent criminals can help raise a smile
Albuquerque JournalFebruary 28, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When you're in the business of writing about crime, sometimes you need to take a break, shake your head at the human foibles that bring people to the attention of police or to the courthouse steps. Sometimes you just have to laugh ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal Malpractice Claims Against Prosecuting Attorneys Belong in State Court ...
JD Supra (press release)February 28, 2015

Addressing whether the federal district court had jurisdiction over state legal malpractice claims relating in part to the prosecution of patent applications, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the district court did not, and ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Singapore court fines blogger for comments on constitutional challenges to law...
Fox NewsMarch 5, 2015

The blogger alleged that Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon wanted to hear both challenges as part of the apex court but could not earlier, when he was Singapore's attorney general, the state's legal representative in the two cases. One challenge was filed ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Job Of The Week: Real Estate Attorney (In-House), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Above the LawMarch 6, 2015

There will also be an interesting diet of real estate finance work negotiating and closing finance transactions, including mortgage loans and mezzanine loans. Responsibilities will include drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of legal...more »

Consumer Protection
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Washington State To Sue Super Bowl Ticket Seller
CBS LocalMarch 11, 2015

The lawsuit contends the company violated Washington state's Consumer Protection Act. Ferguson said the company was planning on buying tickets at the last minute, in hopes of last-minute bargains, but ticket prices continued to rise until game time.more »

Sports Law
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NCAA, players' legal showdown is Tuesday
The EchoMarch 15, 2015

Particularly, the NCAA's legal group is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken's ruling last summer time that the NCAA's restrictions violate federal antitrust laws. Right after a lengthy trial, the ...more »

Face the Nation Transcripts: March 8, 2015: Netanyahu, McConnell, Gowdy
CBS NewsMarch 8, 2015

You could have international crises that could get away with it. So, I said that the kind of ... SCHIEFFER: Do you believe Hillary Clinton -- speaking of former Democratic senators, do you believe that Secretary Clinton, former Secretary Clinton ...more »

Microsoft sues IRS for more details of tax probe
The Seattle TimesMarch 12, 2015

Microsoft has sued the Internal Revenue Service for the second time in four months, seeking documents the Redmond company's lawyers believe may be related to the tax agency's investigation of its books. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Tsarnaev jury cuts across class, but not race
KY3March 4, 2015

"The prosecution got exactly what they wanted," said CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos, who is a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. Middle-aged white jurors tend to be more likely to support death penalty verdicts, he said. "It's a target ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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WILLIAM REED: Goodluck Jonathan steering Nigeria with a steady hand
Washington TimesMarch 5, 2015

It requires the willingness of the players within the affected area to put the safety of lives and protection of properties of the people ahead of their own immediate political advantage. It is not going to be easy trimming the hair of someone who ...more »

Multiple counts dismissed in lawsuit against East Longmeadow
Reminder PublicationsMarch 19, 2015

Hennessy also determined the complaint was not sufficient enough to support her claims of age discrimination or retaliation. He explained that Minahan claimed the town violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on her age, however Title ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Legal and estate considerations when spouse or parent has dementia
Boothbay RegisterMarch 8, 2015

Jim Gallagher, Esq., is a Damariscotta native, known for his four decades of attorney work in real estate, wills and trusts and probate administration. Gallagher served five terms as Lincoln County Commissioner for District 3, and has served on various ...more »

Environmental Law
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House Republican proposes big changes in Michigan energy law
WZZMMarch 6, 2015

Critics say competition is needed to restrain energy costs. Businesses that buy power in the alternative market say eliminating competition would raise their bills. Environmentalists say Michigan should require the use of more renewable energy sources.more »

Workers Compensation
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Lockton Workers' Compensation Risk Control Strategist to Address 'Pot Holes ...
Insurance News NetMarch 3, 2015

In his paper, Rosenblum stresses the importance of increasing how slowly neuroscience innovation percolates through the medical community and the workers' compensation system. From a claims perspective, he believes a more recent innovation may ...more »

Family Law
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Woodruff Family Law Group well represented to support Big Hair Ball 2015
Examiner.comMarch 1, 2015

To start things off, Family Law Specialist and owner, Carolyn J. Woodruff sparkled down the runway for her MC duties. Next, it was time to see a multitude of models, including two representing Woodruff Family Law Group. One of the firm's models took ...more »


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