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This Day, July 29, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)July 29, 2014

The defeat of the Spanish Armada meant that the Catholics and their Inquisition would not take control of the British Islesor re-take the Netherlands, the Protestant nation that was haven for European Jews. Morrano spies reportedly provided information ...more »

Donald Sterling Can't Block Wife's Sale of LA Clippers
Courthouse News ServiceJuly 29, 2014

It's a new day for the Los Angeles Clippers," Shelly Sterling's attorney Pierce O'Donnell said outside the courthouse. "Here was a woman who stood up against her husband, and had the courage to go to court. She prevailed. So for the cynics out there ...more »

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Administrative Law
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China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
MiamiHerald.comJuly 29, 2014

BEIJING -- China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health Care Premiums Increasing Less Than Expected, But Vary Widely
Christian PostAugust 6, 2014

New data shows that health insurance premiums do not appear to be increasing as much as they have been since companies began adjusting to the new health care law last year. While the average is lower than expected, the variation is large. Some will pay ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Morning Report: Ronda Rousey likely to 'be the face' of UFC's exclusive ...
MMA FightingJuly 29, 2014

Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones should abandon his good guy act because people have already stopped believing in it. 'I like his heel persona. But for me, it just tells me that he's a bit uncomfortable because this is out of character for Jon Jones. He ...more »

Immigration Law
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New Polls: Obama Losing, GOP Gaining, On Immigration
Daily CallerJuly 30, 2014

The remaining 25 percent of respondents didn't care much about the immigration issue. The AP/GfK poll also showed a slim majority supports a legal change to accelerate the repatriation of border-crossers. Fifty-one percent of respondents in the poll ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Zim: A model of how to waste opportunity
New Zimbabwe.comJuly 29, 2014

I have just been to Uganda where I attended a workshop of 15 countries, looking at the rule of law, corruption and the delivery of human rights. It took the form of a peer review in that each country was able to talk about corruption and the rule of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Council delays Snowden replacement on Housing Authority board
CapitalGazette.comJuly 29, 2014

Snowden then distributed a resolution drafted by the Housing Authority board naming him chairman emeritus. In the newly ... The dispute between Pantelides and Snowden stems from a tweet sent by Pantelides during an October mayoral debate on Twitter.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Litigation Reform Through Bylaws So Far a Success Story, Panelist Says
Bloomberg BNAAugust 1, 2014

July 24 — Although the status of fee-shifting bylaws remains uncertain, the recent bid by the corporate community and others for litigation reform through corporate bylaws has been relatively successful so far, a panelist said July 24. The courts ...more »

Animal Law
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Markell signs legislation to strengthen animal welfare laws
Cape GazetteAugust 3, 2014

The new laws establish oversight and training programs for animal shelters and animal control officers and prohibit shelters from using gas chambers. In addition, trained personnel must evaluate animals seized in criminal activity, cruelty, and animal...more »

Intellectual Property
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Houston intellectual property law firm opens Philadelphia office
Philadelphia Business JournalJuly 31, 2014

Houston-based intellectual property law firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg said it will open a Philadelphia office with the addition of Blank Rome partner Alfred Zaher. The firm said it also added another partner, Shawn Shiqing Li, to work with Zaher.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PTO Litigation Center Report – July 31, 2014
The National Law ReviewJuly 31, 2014

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO have been posted. This listing is current ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Critical mess
The Economist (blog)July 30, 2014

LINDA GREENHOUSE went “out on a limb” last week and predicted that the Supreme Court will refuse to hear a challenge to an appeals court's ruling upholding the affirmative action admissions policy at the University of Texas. “The opinion [in Fisher v ...more »

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit outlines role in agriculture
Farm and Ranch GuideJuly 30, 2014

When it comes to private factors, most states do have tort laws that address those issues, whether it be invasion of privacy or trespass laws. “We are starting to see the laws starting to respond to these issues, much like we did earlier in response to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Attorney Fees and Real Estate: Discretion Has its Limits
New York Law Journal (registration)August 9, 2014

In the world of landlord-tenant law, issues surrounding an award of attorney fees are often found to be a "proceeding within a proceeding" and the ability of either party engaged in such litigation to recoup its attorney fees often looms large in the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bankruptcy appeals canceled for public safety unions, pension funds; Syncora ...
The Detroit NewsJuly 29, 2014

The groups also allege Detroit is ineligible for bankruptcy relief because state law does not authorize the city to file for bankruptcy and that Rhodes erred by refusing to dismiss the case based on the argument that the bankruptcy was not filed in ...more »

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Litigation Reform Through Bylaws So Far a Success Story, Panelist Says
Bloomberg BNAAugust 1, 2014

July 24 — Although the status of fee-shifting bylaws remains uncertain, the recent bid by the corporate community and others for litigation reform through corporate bylaws has been relatively successful so far, a panelist said July 24. The courts ...more »

Business Law
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The FTC Is Looking For A Few Good Robocall Hackers
The National Law ReviewJuly 30, 2014

The National Law Review is not a law firm nor is intended to be a referral service for attorneys and/or other professionals. The NLR does not wish, nor does it intend, to solicit the business of anyone or to refer anyone to an ...more »

Personal Injury
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Richmond Personal Injury Attorney Wayne O'Bryan Posts Valuable Information ...
Insurance News NetJuly 31, 2014

Richmond personal injury attorney Wayne O'Bryan has been serving clients for over 40 years. Mr. O'Bryan has devoted his life to representing his clients and making a difference in their lives. He serves clients in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Canadian intelligence sweeps often intercept private data
The Globe and MailJuly 31, 2014

A 22-page “Operational Procedures for Cyber Defence” document obtained by The Globe speaks to just how Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) can log, store and study volumes of electronic communications that touch government computer ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Motion to Dismiss filed in Alabama penis amputation case
DigiNewsJuly 30, 2014

ALABAMA, July 30, 2014—The lawyer for two Alabama doctors filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of amputating a man's penis when he had gone into surgery for a routine circumcision. The motion states that the claims of penile ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Law groups back child sexual abuse constitutional amendment
The Rolla Daily NewsAugust 27, 2014

Missouri law enforcement groups are teaming up in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that they said Tuesday could make it easier to gain convictions or guilty pleas in child sexual abuse cases. The November ballot proposal known as ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Legal memos trace acrimony between Demoulas factions
Boston GlobeAugust 2, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas was fired from Market Basket in June, but the allegations underpinning that fateful decision arose nearly four years ago in legal memos that accused him of real estate transactions that enriched his side of the family at the expense ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Douglas County auto dealer ordered to repay consumer and pay investigation ...
Osage County Online | Osage County NewsJuly 29, 2014

LAWRENCE- A Douglas County auto dealer has been ordered to repay a consumer more than $2,000 after violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, according to the Kansas Attorney General's Office. South Auto Sales, Eudora, and its owner, Salah ...more »

Sports Law
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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law
WSAV-TVJuly 31, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be constitutional ...more »

'Tis the Season for Government Contracts: Five Key Compliance Issues for ...
JD Supra (press release)July 30, 2014

As retailers move closer to the end of the government fiscal year in September, 'tis the season for receiving government contracts. Federal agency budget authority for discretionary spending generally mandates that agencies either obligate their ...more »

Obama 'Torture' Comments Reopen Debate
Wall Street JournalAugust 1, 2014

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, reopening a debate over U.S. interrogation methods under his predecessor, said a coming declassified report would show techniques used on some terrorism suspects that "any fair-minded person would believe ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Cuomo Says Campaign Funds For Criminal Defense Lawyer Saves Taxpayers ...
WAMCAugust 5, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is using money from his $35 million campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer in a federal probe of his office. Critics say while it's legal to do so, it's not an appropriate use of campaign money. Cuomo's ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Ocean Shore Holding Co. Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings
Wall Street JournalJuly 29, 2014

Shifts in our asset mix to increase loans and reduce lower yielding investments and cash balances, along with a reduction in funding costs, have resulted in improved net interest income and slight improvement in net interest margin over the comparable ...more »

Elder law: Make your own critical health care decisions
Minuteman News CenterJuly 30, 2014

Westport Attorney Sharon Rosen spoke to Westport Sunrise Rotary on Friday about health care decisions we — older people particularly — should resolve before they become emotional, financial and legal burdens on an ailing or incapacitated person and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Senior Law Day set Aug. 16
Pueblo ChieftainAugust 8, 2014

Space is limited and online preregistration is encouraged by calling 549-3303 or sending an email to The event is being made available by a partnership that includes the PCC Foundation, Pueblo Legal Services, the Pueblo ...more »

Environmental Law
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What 2014's Continued IPO Surge Means for Clean Tech and Renewable...
The National Law ReviewAugust 4, 2014

The successful public market financings of these companies – whose strategy typically involves the purchase and operation of existing clean, energy-generating assets – should result in increased access to capital for renewable energy generation assets, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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York Springs man charged with workers' compensation fraud
The SentinelAugust 2, 2014

HARRISBURG - Federal prosecutors have filed charges accusing a York Springs man of workers' compensation fraud for collecting nearly $25,000 in benefits they say he was not entitled to receive. Robert M. Fowler, 60, faces up to five years in prison and ...more »

Family Law
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It's Not Your Father's Family Law Practice
The National Law Journal (registration)August 1, 2014

There is no question that interest in artificial means of reproduction is on the increase. A rise in the age of those attempting to conceive, which has led to an increase in infertility; a desire for children on the part of nontraditional families such ...more »


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