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Bastrop County law enforcement honors memory of Darren Goforth
Austin American-StatesmanSeptember 9, 2015

Across Bastrop County on Friday morning, law enforcement officers flashed their vehicles' lights to honor the memory of a recently slain Harris County sheriffs deputy. In the days after Deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down while filling up his car at ...more »

Land auction draws serious buyers as well as curious onlookers
Mason City Globe GazetteSeptember 9, 2015

The Donovan S. Mallery Living Trust auctioned almost 340 acres of land broken into five tracts in Floyd and Mitchell counties Tuesday. Behr Auction Service LLC held the auction at the Lions Community Center in Nora Springs. Auctioneer Dennis Behr said ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Pennsylvania to Sanction Retailer for 'Stonewalling' on Price Hikes
Energy Manager TodaySeptember 9, 2015

Among other things, Kane and McCloskey alleged that Blue Pilot had not complied with an administrative law judge's order to, “describe in detail the 'desired rate of return' Blue Pilot used in calculating rates for Pennsylvania customers on variable ...more »

Health Care Law
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Federal Judge Allows Part of GOP Health-Care Lawsuit to Proceed
Wall Street JournalSeptember 9, 2015

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Wednesday allowed House Republicans to proceed with part of a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's implementation of the 2010 health-care law, opening the door for another legal battle over the Affordable ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Pharmacy rules changing in October
Robins Rev UpSeptember 9, 2015

9/9/2015 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Beginning Oct. 1, TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program, a Defense ...more »

Immigration Law
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National Press Club October 1 - 9:30am
Immigration Blog (blog)September 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2015) – On the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion at the National Press Club focusing on the causes and consequences of the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Bob Bodian Of Mintz Levin, On Building Differentiation From The Center
ForbesSeptember 9, 2015

Without sufficiently diverse and articulated industrial definitions for a firm to affiliate with, it can be very difficult to differentiate and package services for the market. And make no bones about it, differentiation is ... Nowhere is this more ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Candidate Profile: Kay Robilio, City Court Clerk
Memphis Commercial AppealSeptember 9, 2015

During law school I clerked for Judges Tharpe and Strauch. After law school I was associated with Bowling and Scruggs Law Firm, later working as City Prosecutor, City Court Judge, and serving as a State Trial Judge until 2013. I have taught a paralegal ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Recent Central Jersey hires and promotions
MyCentralJersey.comSeptember 15, 2015

Simmons is responsible for developing commercial and industrial lending, deposit services, and cash management products throughout the state. ... Pandos has a political science degree from Villanova University and a law degree from Drexel University.more »

Animal Law
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Law makers want justice for Moses, by toughening animal cruelty - ABC6 ...
WLNE-TV (ABC6)September 17, 2015

"We see animals that come in here, like I told you earlier just like Moses every week," says Dr. Finocchio. As the law stands now, If a person abandons an animal and it dies, they are charged with a felony. But, if a person keeps their animal in their ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Michael Jordan Continues To Litigate Over Intellectual Property Issues
Sports Agent Blog (registration) (blog)September 9, 2015

That case is not the only one Jordan has been involved in when it comes to intellectual property. Whereas the supermarket situation involved the wrongful use of Jordan's name in conjunction with an advertisement, Jordan has a separate lawsuit against a ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Texas Mineral Rights Owners Settle with Chesapeake in Royalty Payment Lawsuit
CNNMoneySeptember 9, 2015

... Operating Inc., et al., No. 3:13-cv-01082-K. Burns Charest is a Dallas and New Orleans-based trial law firm with a national practice representing consumers and businesses. The firm represents clients in large, complex class actions; antitrust...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action, union fees among noteworthy cases in Supreme Court term ...
NewserOctober 3, 2015

—Affirmative action: In a case being heard for the second time, a white Texan who was rejected by the University of Texas is challenging the school's use of race among a range of factors in filling roughly one-quarter of incoming freshman classes ...more »

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport; 14 injured
CNNSeptember 9, 2015

(CNN) A fire broke out Tuesday on an outbound British Airways flight at the Las Vegas airport, leading 14 people to be transported for medical care for what a fire official called "minor injuries." A majority of the injuries came as passengers slid ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Williams: Motels no substitute for stable, affordable housing
Richmond Times-DispatchSeptember 15, 2015

The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act once covered people who lived in a hotel more than 30 days, she says. But in 2013, the Virginia General Assembly extended that period to 90 days, in response to concerns by operators of extended-stay ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Prosecutor In Walter Scott Shooting Rates 'Zero With The Black Community'
Huffington PostSeptember 9, 2015

Credit: David Goldman/Associated Press Solicitor Scarlett Wilson speaks after a bond hearing for the suspected killer in the Emanuel AME Church shootings on June 19, 2015. ... Wilson's relations with African-Americans are very poor, those leaders say.more »

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Managing the conflict between litigation and arbitration
CDR News MagazineSeptember 9, 2015

Natasha Mellersh reports on the second panel which tackled the tensions between the choice of litigation and arbitration, exploring both methods from in-house and private practice perspectives. Expertly chaired by Philippa Charles, partner at Stewarts ...more »

Business Law
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OJ Simpson appeal rejected by Nevada Supreme Court
Jamaica ObserverSeptember 11, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for OJ Simpson says they'll decide their next step after the Nevada Supreme Court rejected the imprisoned former football star's latest appeal of his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction. Attorney Patricia Palm said ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Give Troops The Pay and Benefits They Deserve
Defense OneSeptember 18, 2015

Military families have done their part with selfless service and sacrifice over a decade-plus of combat operations. They remain resilient, but with continued calls to erode pay and benefits, cracks are starting to show. For only the third time in 20 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Internet-Gambling Crackdown in Arizona Takes Out "Wi-Fi Cafes"
Phoenix New TimesSeptember 10, 2015

The business is similar to Internet gambling establishments that state gaming officials have busted lately in raids that have netted owners, managers, and sometimes even customers. But on Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 people sat at computers set up ...more »

Personal Injury
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Filing a personal injury claim as a bicyclist in MT
The MissoulianSeptember 11, 2015

It is critically important to determine who was at fault when handling any insurance or personal injury claim. Bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road as motorists in Montana, including riding with traffic rather than against it ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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SEC Again Rejects Constitutional Challenges to Administrative Enforcement ...
The National Law ReviewSeptember 24, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission again rejected constitutional challenges to the use of administrative enforcement proceedings presided over by Administrative Law Judges (“ALJs”). The Commission's September 17, 2015 decision in In the Matter of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Barry R. Eichen Medical Malpractice Law Blog on Blog (blog)September 26, 2015

If you have been injured in an accident or have a serious illness, you need a good doctor. But how do you find the one that's right for you? That is, how do you find one with the specialization you need, who has been certified in his or her specialty ...more »

Consumer Protection
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AG Wins $300K Judgment Against Wedding Venue Operators
Seattle MediumSeptember 23, 2015

The judgment includes $50,000 in restitution, $18,994 in costs and fees and $236,000 in civil penalties for violation of the state Consumer Protection Act. Since their violations of the Consumer Protection Act, the Cranes have left the state and were ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Steve Cahalan: CCU breaks ground for new Onalaska office
La Crosse TribuneOctober 4, 2015

DBS Group LLC, a design-build contractor in Onalaska, has been started by a group of former employees of TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor Inc. The latter is a La Crosse design-build contractor that began in 1977 and announced in July that it will...more »

Why the Small Business Jobs Survival Act Is Good for Artists
HyperallergicSeptember 9, 2015

Last month, the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), which would provide New York City commercial lease holders — including artists — with greater renewal negotiation rights and housing stability, received four new co-sponsors. That means the ...more »

SEC steps up enforcement actions against CPAs for cooking books
MarketWatchSeptember 9, 2015

The SEC accused the company and the finance officials of scheming to boost revenue and understate expenses to meet analyst targets for adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the second quarter of 2012. ... +0.00 ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Editorial: And a little child shall lead the fight against crime
Savannah Morning NewsSeptember 10, 2015

The rising number of violent crimes this year — up more than 20 percent over the same date in 2014 — has garnered most of the attention concerning the Savannah-Chatham County crime statistics. Property crimes are also trending upward but at a much ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Lehman Trustee Begins Third Payout to Brokerage Creditors
Wall Street JournalSeptember 9, 2015

The distinction between “customer” and “unsecured creditor” is a crucial one in the Lehman case. Customer claims get paid before creditor claims under the law covering failed broker-dealers, the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970. Customers got ...more »

Critics Cry Foul As University of California Considers Protecting New Student ...
International Business TimesSeptember 12, 2015

It's an age-old question: Can American colleges and universities be fervent defenders of free speech and simultaneously serve as a safe harbor for students from all backgrounds and walks of life? Now, that debate is once again brimming to the surface ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Estate Planning: The safe deposit box
Lake County NewsSeptember 12, 2015

Safe deposit boxes protect important documents (including one's trust, will, and power of attorney) and small valuables against loss due to theft or destruction. But will ... M. tax studies), is a State Bar Certified Specialist in estate planning ...more »

Environmental Law
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California Legislature: 'Right to die,' climate change bills sent to governor
Marin Independent JournalSeptember 13, 2015

It tightens rules on private communications between utility employees and commissioners or top staff of the California Public Utilities Commission. The measure followed the disclosure of 65,000 PG&E emails that showed a cozy relationship between the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Six Tips for Reducing Workers' Compensation Costs
Fuel Marketer News (press release) (registration) (blog)September 16, 2015

In the increasingly complex and litigious world of workers' compensation claims, managing costs remains a priority for many companies. Industry experts agree that successful management of these expenses must be comprehensive—from the time of the ...more »

Family Law
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Whose money is it anyway? Re ARL [2015] EWCOP 55
Family Law (registration)September 9, 2015

When the family court has to decide the appropriate division of assets on divorce, the first step is to work out what the parties' assets are. In many cases this is straightforward, but in other cases complexities arise, such as where one party claims ...more »


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