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Chinese Veep ends visit on a high
Zambia Daily MailJune 22, 2014

The agreements include an economic and technical co-operation accord for a grant of US$32 million and an economic and technical co-operation of US$32 million of interest-free loan. Another agreement is for a concessional loan for the upgrade of the ...more »

Too taxing
The News on SundayJune 22, 2014

In the prevailing scenario, the only viable solution is to replace the FBR with a National Tax Authority [NTA], responsible for collection of taxes for centre, provinces and local governments. NTA must be run by an independent ... Through consensus and ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Martinez appoints 2 new judges for 2nd District
Washington TimesJuly 20, 2014

The appointment of Ramirez fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ross Sanchez. Fuller has been the legal bureau chief for the New Mexico Risk Management Division since December 2013. He has also been an administrative law judge.more »

Health Care Law
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Advocates say new inmate healthcare law will save counties money
Local 8 NowJuly 21, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Advocates of a new law regarding healthcare for inmates said the legislation will save counties - and the state - a lot of money. TennCare of Medicaid used to end upon incarceration - meaning taxpayers were required to pay ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Washington Redskins' Training Camp to-Do List
Bleacher ReportJuly 20, 2014

He even took his show on the road to Arizona in an effort to further build chemistry with his backs and receivers, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones. His new head coach ... If secondary coach Raheem Morris isn't seeing progress in training ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration attorney: Bipartisan proposal 'thinly veiled deportation act'
KSAT San AntonioJuly 19, 2014

The study said last year only 25 percent who didn't have an attorney were allowed to stay, while 78 percent with legal counsel were not deported. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, those without an attorney allowed to stay increased to 42 percent ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Dysfunction at I-5/Sorrento Valley Junction
NBC 7 San DiegoJuly 22, 2014

Said Robert Pontecorvo Jr., whose Hozho Health & Welfare clinic is a neighbor of Jackson's law office: "I do an acupuncture business where people try to stay calm. But more people are stressed out coming in. So it's a little hectic.” He added, with a ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Lawyer Smacks Judge Repeatedly With Flyswatter
Above the LawJuly 21, 2014

Granted a plastic flyswatter lacks the heroic appeal of Prince Oberyn's spear, but it's a terrifying weapon nonetheless because nobody wants to be hit in the face with a flyswatter. Watch the rise of alternative dispute resolution take another ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Arbitration or Litigation of No-Fault Disputes
New York Law Journal (registration)July 17, 2014

Insurance companies in New York continue to expend considerable time and effort to fight no-fault automobile insurance fraud. Toward that end, one of the most effective tools is the filing of lawsuits in federal court against health care providers who ...more »

Animal Law
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Cops killing family pets MUST stop
RenewAmericaJuly 14, 2014

Many who have abused animals as kids become serial killers. ... Every congressman and senator of every state must be contacted to enact laws consisting of severe penalties along with harsh punishment for anyone who mistreats an animal. Rogue cops ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Amway, Hells Angels, Fracking: Intellectual Property
BloombergJuly 22, 2014

Sony Music Entertainment and other major music companies persuaded a federal court in Orlando, Florida, to narrow a copyright-related suit brought by Alticor Inc. and its Amway unit. The case, filed in April 2014, is related to an earlier dispute ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Seymour Lumber & Supply building to face wrecking ball
New Haven RegisterJuly 16, 2014

The initial plan, according to Messore, was to remove asbestos and other contaminants inside the building, prior to demolition. However, because the dilapidated structure has been deemed “unsafe” for workers to be inside by the town building inspector, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan
Bangor Daily NewsJuly 16, 2014

A federal appeals court upheld the use of race by University of Texas at Austin in undergraduate admissions, a victory for affirmative action proponents, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered closer scrutiny of the school's practices. By a 2-1 ...more »

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Castanet.netJuly 21, 2014

He appeared in court without an attorney and declined to speak with reporters afterward. He is to return to ... The Dutch team also inspected the plane luggage gathered at the crash site and suggested it be put in a container and shipped out. AP ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Attorney Fees and Real Estate: Discretion Has its Limits
New York Law Journal (registration)July 21, 2014

In order to level the playing field and create mutual obligations between landlords and tenants, the New York State Legislature enacted Real Property Law (RPL) §234 which provides that a residential tenant, who is successful in litigation with his ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts
San Jose Mercury NewsJuly 21, 2014

But Shelly Sterling's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell asked if it would be easy to go public "with Donald Sterling's reputation." Schield responded: "There's huge reputation issues. I don't know if ... Schield testified in the probate trial that if Sterling's ...more »

Litigation
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Threat of litigation looms over faulty Board of Equalization tower
Sacramento BeeJuly 20, 2014

Board of Equalization employee Luella Vaughn remembers her introduction to the department's notorious high-rise headquarters right after starting her job there seven years ago. “I was on the fourth floor,” she recalled. “And you could see the little ...more »

Business Law
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Beatrice native fights for drone use rights
Beatrice Daily SunJuly 20, 2014

The skies and the opportunities are almost without limits for the use of intelligently guided drones in agriculture, advertising, law enforcement, journalism, surveying, engineering, entertainment, wildlife management, you name it. Kyser's conflict ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military food pantry benefits from local pageant
Killeen Daily HeraldJuly 6, 2014

He said Operation Phantom Support currently is serving 800 military individuals weekly resulting in 3,200 military families being fed. For Melinda Hartsfield, a military veteran with 11 years of service, she entered the pageant because it supported a ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'Sextortion': Hackers extorting with stolen photos increasing focus of police
Bangor Daily NewsJuly 21, 2014

To prove he wasn't bluffing, the mysterious emailer sent four naked or suggestive photographs of the woman, which had been stored in a laptop computer stolen in a recent burglary of her New Hampshire apartment. He threatened to ... “This is a growing ...more »

Personal Injury
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Attorney Patrick Mulvey Listed Among "Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under ...
Insurance News NetJune 24, 2014

The lawyer practices law at the firm Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, which is based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire . According to the website of NAOPIA, this organization recognizes attorneys ... In addition to personal injury litigation, Attorney Mulvey also ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Full Pundit: Peter MacKay thinks his prostitution law is constitutional. He ...
National PostJuly 9, 2014

Adam Dodek, writing in The Globe and Mail, argues that while the Conservatives are arguably more willing than their predecessors to share with us the legal opinions underpinning their actions — see Ian Binnie's opinion on the Marc Nadon appointment, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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$190M Malpractice Settlement Involves No Criminal Charges: Is More Money ...
Medical DailyJuly 21, 2014

According to Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, there is a calculation that can determine the risk doctors will incur when they commit a crime, with factors including patient involvement, sex, alcohol, drugs, and negligence among others. More than ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Attorney General Pam Bondi Vows to Protect Military Members from Deceptive ...
WCTVJuly 15, 2014

In 2013, Attorney General Bondi worked with the Legislature to enhance the state's consumer protection law to better protect Florida's military men and women who are victims of deceptive practices. The result was the Military Protection Act. The Act...more »

Real Estate Law
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Reinventing The Law Business: On Competition
Above the LawJuly 10, 2014

It is an overture for a positive way to do business; however, if an olive branch is rejected, you need to put your client's interests first and not be afraid to be aggressive as needed to achieve your client's goal. Finally – possibly the highest level ...more »

Combine Solicitation - Programmable Vacuum/Pressure Furnace
Insurance News NetJuly 17, 2014

The following FAR/DFARS clauses/provisions apply to this procurement: 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial; 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commerical Items; 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items; 52.212-4, Contract...more »

Sports Law
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Parents, Coaches Support New California Law Limiting Full-Contact Football ...
CBS LocalJuly 22, 2014

While North Hollywood High Head Coach Carlos Trujillo says the new law means big changes to the game, he suggests that the changes or ultimately for the sport's benefit. “It's substantially different, because now there is so much more precaution going ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Accused Traverse City murder-for-hire lawyer backpedals on plan to defend ...
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.comJuly 18, 2014

Jarboe said “it's a little too early” for him to judge whether Gomery has been treated differently by police and the courts thus far based on his status as a Leelanau and Grand Traverse prosecutor turned well-known criminal defense attorney. Gomery was ...more »

If John Gotti Was The 'Teflon Don', Then Roy Cohn Was The 'Teflon Rogue'
ForbesJuly 8, 2014

In the 1960s, Bob Morgenthau as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District indicted Cohn three times in six years on charges ranging from extortion and blackmail to bribery, conspiracy, securities fraud and obstruction of justice. None of the charges ...more »

Fishers Island ferryman alleges age discrimination
Suffolk TimesJuly 10, 2014

Weeks later, claims a federal lawsuit Mr. Doherty has filed against the ferry district, commissioners and Southold Town, he was abruptly fired during a special meeting of the board. Mr. Doherty now says he was ... Court papers claim he was responsible ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Geithner's take on financial crisis
ABA Banking Journal (blog)July 20, 2014

As an industry, banks operate primarily on an unsecured basis where confidence in the counterparty's willingness and ability to execute the other side of the individual transaction is paramount. Geithner argues ... What became quickly evident was that ...more »

Environmental Law
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Moving forward on local energy
The Daily CameraJuly 20, 2014

Specifically, it does not include a request for the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity that would transfer the right to serve non-city customers to the city. This means that, assuming Xcel desires to do so, Xcel could ... Acting now is ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Colorado Women's Bar Association names new board members
Denver Business Journal (blog)July 21, 2014

Her practice also includes guardian court appointments, as well as contested and uncontested guardianship and conservatorship proceedings for the elderly, disabled and children. Zinn also has been involved with Colorado Legal Services, Dressed For ...more »

Family Law
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Girl Summit 2014
Family Law NewswatchJuly 21, 2014

21 JUL 2014 On 22 July 2014 the UK will host the first Girl Summit, aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. UNICEF will co-host the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Chopping Workers' Comp Head Off at CCWC
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)July 18, 2014

The national bloggers panel at the California Coalition of Workers' Compensation Annual Conference, held in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, appears to have been a success. At least no one threw anything at us, and that is the stringent criteria I use to ...more »

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