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Hofstra Professor, Authority in Bankruptcy Law Dies at 68
New York Law Journal (registration)August 1, 2016

Alan Resnick, a longtime law professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a nationally known authority in bankruptcy law, died Thursday of complications from multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. He was 68. In addition to his ...more »

Friends, family gather to remember slain west Boca man
Palm Beach PostAugust 1, 2016

Before he was 12, his mother was dead and his father deported to Haiti by the U.S. government. A victim of physical abuse, Maccius was then sent to a group home west of the city for boys placed in the foster care system until he aged out at 18. Friends ...more »

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Administrative Law
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What we know about Donald Trump and his taxes so far
Washington PostAugust 1, 2016

In one case, Trump contested whether he was subject to a city business tax on his gains from selling a condominium unit in 1984. A New York City administrative law judge found that Trump had reported no personal income in his 1984 federal income tax ...more »

Family Law
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Two terriers, one penthouse and a very Sydney divorce
The Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 4, 2016

The ex-wife and the current partner of former multimillionaire hotelier Les Young live in very different circumstances. Les Young and third (common law) wife, Josephine Smith. Photo: Supplied. Former wife Joanne lives in a Campbelltown housing ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Sentencing for 'sex tourist' who molested children in Cambodia
MyNewsLA.comAugust 1, 2016

“This case is about a man who wanted to sexually assault children — and he found a place where he could do that,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa Baehr-Jones told the jury at the start of the trial. Boyajian was arrested by the Cambodian National ...more »

Health Care Law
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'Badly written' law creates confusion in healthcare district debate
MonitorAugust 10, 2016

EDINBURG — The only thing that was clear at Tuesday's Hidalgo County Commissioners Court meeting was that a valid petition had been submitted and that county leaders were forced to accept it and call an election for the creation of a countywide ...more »

Immigration Law
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71 new Americans from 32 countries become citizens
NJ.comAugust 2, 2016

To be eligible for naturalization, applicants must fulfill a number of requirements, according to the US. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Those include being a green card holder, "be a person of good moral character" and have knowledge of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Highlights on the draft rules of drug registration
Lexology (registration)August 2, 2016

... communication system, expert consultation mechanism and dispute resolution mechanism, implementing the original number management, emphasizing the information disclosure responsibilities of the government in the review and approval process and ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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How Master-Planned Communities Are Evolving
GlobeSt.comAugust 2, 2016

COSTA MESA, CA—Still a key land-use planning tool today as much as they were a decade ago, master-planned communities are now offering high-density residential as one of the components, Anthony Pierotti, a partner in the real estate group at law firm ...more »

Animal Law
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Indiana law enforcement officers participate in animal cruelty training seminar
WTTV CBS4IndyAugust 5, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana law enforcement officers got some valuable training today to help them combat animal cruelty and fighting. Hosted by the Humane Society and Indianapolis Animal Care & Control the training included reviewing current laws ...more »

Intellectual Property
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HPQ Silicon Acquires PUREVAP(TM) Intellectual Property from PyroGenesis and Orders 200 Metric Ton Per Year Solar ...
Marketwired (press release)August 2, 2016

HPQ Silicon will acquire the intellectual property rights to the PUREVAP™ process as it relates exclusively to the production of silicon metal from quartz. PyroGenesis will retain a royalty-free, exclusive, irrevocable worldwide license to use the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Judge mulling LGBT law has GOP pedigree
Ashland Times Gazette (subscription)August 2, 2016

U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder, a former corporate lawyer known for representing the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, scheduled oral arguments for Monday on whether the state can require transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: Courts and Arbitrators Justify Police Use of Deadly Force
Bloomberg BNAAugust 12, 2016

Around the country there have been both peaceful protests of police–involved shooting deaths involving unarmed black men, and shocking premeditated criminal acts that targeted and killed law enforcement officers who were just going about the ordinary ...more »

Deadly hot air balloon crash raises legal issues
KBZK Bozeman NewsAugust 1, 2016

Editor's note: Danny Cevallos (@CevallosLaw) is a CNN Legal Analyst and a personal injury and criminal defense attorney practicing in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) -- A hot air ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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SC Bar to sponsor Law School for Non-Lawyers in Greenwood
GwdTodayAugust 2, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Do you know what your rights and responsibilities are under the law? While you may not be an attorney, it's important to know the law and how it affects you. The SC Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Law School for Non-Lawyers,” a ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Gawker founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy
Daily Journal OnlineAugust 1, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy in the aftermath of a Florida jury's awarding $140 million to Hulk Hogan in a privacy case revolving around a sex tape posted on As a result of the verdict, which ...more »

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BRIEF-Virnetx Holding says US District Court issued new order in litigation against Apple
ReutersAugust 1, 2016

Aug 1 Virnetx Holding Corp. * "we are reviewing all our options and will follow court's direction as we start preparing for these retrials". * On july 29, u.s. District court for eastern district of texas issued a new order in company's pending ...more »

Business Law
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Expert blasts proposed Remington Rifle settlement
CNBCAugust 1, 2016

Philadelphia-based consultant Todd Hilsee said the proposal has been crafted by the company and plaintiffs' attorneys largely to address "Remington's public relations concerns" instead of properly notifying gun owners that there may be a problem. The ...more »

Personal Injury
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New York Extends Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Damages Caused by Contamination from Superfund Sites
Lexology (registration)August 1, 2016

On July 21, 2016, New York Governor Cuomo signed into law New York State Assembly Bill No. A09568, which amends the statute of limitations for filing actions to recover damages for personal injury caused by contamination from Superfund sites.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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A History of Violence
The Ringer (blog)August 2, 2016

Created at the computer graphics lab at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, and later modified into a multiplayer game at MIT, Maze War was the original first-person shooter. Up to eight players, connected over the ARPANET (the Department ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Alex Rodriguez Fast Facts
KTVQ Billings NewsAugust 1, 2016

January 31, 2013 - The Miami New Times publishes a story alleging more than a dozen professional baseball players, including Rodriguez, and other athletes were named in records kept over several years by the now-closed Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Put down that law school application: Part 2
The Boston GlobeAugust 3, 2016

Then, figure out what type of work you want to do long term: law firm, big company counsel, government, or nonprofit. If you want to be in a ... Don't let all the corporate lawyers sidetrack you into working at a firm if that's not what you want. Be ...more »

Real Estate Law
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RFP: Blackjack Tables for Cherokee Casino Roland
Cherokee NationAugust 4, 2016

This procurement is subject to Cherokee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office (“TERO”) regulations that include a fee of ½ of 1% of total contract award and, if applicable, the completion of a TERO Labor Agreement and payment of associated fees. The ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Goldman fined $36M for breaching confidentiality
Salt Lake TribuneAugust 3, 2016

Washington • The Federal Reserve fined Goldman Sachs $36.3 million for what it called the use and disclosure of confidential materials that the U.S. uses in its supervision of banks. The Fed ordered the big .... "The Fed has the law wrong and the facts ...more »

Trump campaign proves the system isn't rigged
Chicago TribuneAugust 11, 2016

As tax lawyer Scott Michel told Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker: "If he were to disclose the returns publicly, he's not disclosing anything that the IRS doesn't already know about. A disclosure in and of itself cannot possibly prejudice or hurt him ...more »

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Energy Storage, Offshore Wind Mandates
POWER magazineAugust 3, 2016

Massachusetts' lawmakers approved an omnibus energy bill that sets down an energy storage mandate and requires utilities to solicit contracts for 1.6 GW of offshore wind. The bill also ... According to Todd Griset, a partner at lawfirm Preti Flaherty ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Why CFOs Need to be Drivers of Security Stewardship (press release) (registration) (blog)August 4, 2016

Just recently an international law firm experienced an enormous breach. ... If stewardship is about protection and oversight of a company's assets, both tangible and intangible, then the most critical assets are data, IP, reputation, customer trust and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Body of Utah defense attorney recovered in Norway after waterfall ...
KSL.comAugust 6, 2016

Authorities have recovered the body of a well-known Utah defense attorney who fell down a Norway waterfall last month, one of his colleagues has confirmed.more »

Wills & Probate
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Do You Want To Be Right? Or Do You Want To Be Happy?
Huffington PostAugust 4, 2016

They fight so long and so hard, spending more money on legal fees, and end up with less than they would have if they simply accepted the terms of the will. She said it always seems to come down to family members fighting because they want to feel that ...more »

Business calendar
Livingston DailyAugust 1, 2016

The Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning will be conducting a new educational seminar, “How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Leaving Your Family ...more »

Workers Compensation
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OSHA Cites Feed Mill, Contractors After Dust Explosion Kills 1, Injures 5 (press release)August 2, 2016

Rockmark,GA.( - In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires â¿¿ as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old ...more »

Environmental Law
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Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
Washington TimesAugust 1, 2016

This country's federal government requires anyone seeking legal, permanent residence here to be vaccinated against 14 diseases, including measles, polio and seasonal flu. Because .... “In my opinion, the majority ruling seems to invite the General ...more »


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