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Expansion of eminent domain hits home
Madison.comOctober 27, 2015

And because of recent changes in eminent domain laws on the federal and state level, Enbridge can do this perfectly legally with minimal payout to my family. This should alarm you. It should alarm you that in 2005, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the ...more »

San Bernardino City Unified candidates comment on local control
San Bernardino County SunOctober 27, 2015

Highlighting school climate such as discipline, suspension rates and a variety of other factors will provide an opportunity to collaborate on how to improve the learning and working environment for all.” There's still more for the district to do ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Ex Parte Communications Are Against the Rules Except in Specific Circumstances
The Legal IntelligencerNovember 2, 2015

On administrative matters, such as which cases are coming up, the judge can certainly communicate with defense counsel or plaintiffs counsel or a district attorney on the status of cases. But if the ex parte communication goes to anything involving ...more »

Health Care Law
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Rep. Gosar says repeal, not replace health care law
Prescott Daily CourierNovember 10, 2015

PRESCOTT - Rep. Paul Gosar again broke ranks with mainstream Republicans, telling constituents at a town hall meeting Monday, Nov. 9, he doesn't have a replacement for President Barack Obama's health care law. "There's not going to be a replacement," ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ince & Co hits choppy water in Singapore as Reed Smith appoints leadership duo
Legal Business (blog)October 30, 2015

Ince's Singapore office has become a hub for its core its shipping law and insurance practices, but the firm's ability to conduct local law has been affected by the departure of Incisive Law managing director Mohan Subbaraman to Reed Smith ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama's immigration law makes some immigrants feel they 'are nothing'
AL.comNovember 2, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Between 500-600 people showed up at Arthur Shores Park in Birmingham for the Immigration Reform March on the National Day of Dignity and Respect for immigrant families. The march began at the park and ended at Linn Park ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi, leading voice behind 2003 war, dies
Roanoke TimesNovember 3, 2015

After practicing in the areas of corporate, estate, and domestic law, the focus of his practice became governmental law when he was appointed as attorney for Pulaski County, the Industrial Development Authority of Pulaski County, the Pulaski County ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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In Red River Dispute, "A Cloud Over This Land"
MyHighPlainsNovember 2, 2015

As the agency decides what to do with the land — a process that could take several more years — Texans are still paying local taxes on lands they can't sell and are reluctant to improve. “Y'all just put a cloud over this land,” Henderson said of the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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No easy fix for AIG's challenges: Analysts
Business InsuranceNovember 3, 2015

During a Tuesday conference call with analysts, AIG President and CEO Peter Hancock said the company plans to cut 23% of its 1,400 senior management employees in a restructuring. “We need fewer generals on the field,” Mr. Hancock said. Mr. Hancock also ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal shelter workers react to video of UA student allegedly abusing cat
WIAT 42November 4, 2015

Regarding the video that was posted online today of the UA student that was beating the cat with the belt, it is obvious that Alabama needs to strengthen our animal cruelty laws again. Linda Dooley of The U.S. Animal Law Center has been in contact with ...more »

Intellectual Property
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TPP deal: Activists urge Trudeau to reject intellectual property changes
Globalnews.caNovember 5, 2015

Canadian copyright activists are urging Trudeau's Liberal government to formally reject a portion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership concerning intellectual property rights that could cost consumers millions and leave them saddled with lawsuits or ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action ...
Business Wire (press release)November 2, 2015

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a securities class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of TerraForm Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLBL) pursuant and/or traceable to the Registration ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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More affirmative action underway in India
EconoTimesNovember 19, 2015

Following signs that more affirmative action was in the pipeline ahead of the winter parliament session, the government unveiled several measures yesterday. Key decisions included, firstly as a boost to infrastructure efforts, the National Highway ...more »

Kansas City World Series champs' parade planned for Tuesday
News On 6November 2, 2015

"The Royals Baseball Club and Kansas City Aviation Department appreciate enthusiasm for our team, but ask the public to wait until the parade and not go to the airport or stadium (Monday.)" President Barack Obama also noted the Royals' win, said White ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Rocket Lawyer Partners With Bay Area Legal Aid
The RecorderNovember 4, 2015

Rocket Lawyer has agreed to make landlord-tenant and family law forms available to Bay Area Legal Aid clients and to train Bay Area Legal Aid lawyers to use the online portal so its staff attorneys can efficiently steer clients to online help. These ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi, leading voice behind 2003 war, dies
WAOWNovember 3, 2015

To his supporters in Iraq, Chalabi was a campaigner for democracy who deserves credit for Saddam's removal. "It is a very bad day for Iraq," Shiite lawmaker Muwaffak al-Rubaie, a former national security adviser, told The Associated Press. "He was one ...more »

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Martin County Commission, Avalon Ventures settle litigation; development to ...
TCPalmNovember 11, 2015

"This is really no way to go about development," said Chair Anne Scott, referring to the litigation surrounding the project. "But the outcome is building less than the maximum (allowed). We should always incentivize people to do the best they can do ...more »

Business Law
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Local advertising organization switches to Frederick County Bank
Frederick News Post (subscription)October 30, 2015

With a free registration, you can view 9 free premium articles every 30 days. Unlimited access to our digital services is reserved for members. You currently have 8 free premium articles remaining before you must register and 9 total before we'll ask ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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VFW drawing benefits military family
The Kearney CourierNovember 18, 2015

Those wanting to enter can do so at the post from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 or Nov. 28. The winner, who must be a Kearney resident and active or nonactive military member, will receive at least $350 worth of Christmas presents for his or her family.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'I'm just gonna shoot everybody up,' teen allegedly writes in school threat
MLive.comNovember 3, 2015

Meanwhile, 16-year-old former Rockford High School student Nicholas Jones awaits sentencing in Kent County Family Court after he admitted in August to to making a false threat of terrorism after he helped others on the Internet threaten a Rockford ...more »

Personal Injury
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Freak flying tire accidents slipping under the radar
WLS-TVNovember 3, 2015

"A consumer can simply ask, what are the torque specifications on my car," says Dan Risley of the Automotive Service Association. "And if the shop doesn't know or they look at you a little confused the might be an indication they didn't properly ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Idaho's Constitutional Defense Fund goes toward losing cases
KBOI-TVNovember 15, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A special state fund created to help Idaho navigate state sovereignty conflicts with the federal government has paid out more than $2.1 million over the last two decades, nearly all of it spent on losing legal battles. The ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Brown & James Ranked in 2016 Best Law Firms
STLtoday.comNovember 13, 2015

... World Report and Best Lawyers®, nationally for its appellate practice and also locally for its work in appellate, legal malpractice defense, insurance law, medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, product liability litigation defense ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Brooklyn native found guilty in 'spoofing' case in Chicago
Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 3, 2015

By the end of the day, that jury found Coscia guilty on all counts in a first-of-its-kind case brought under the anti-spoofing provision added by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It took jurors roughly an hour to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Editorial: Abusive real estate practices still evade legal microscope
Dallas Morning NewsNovember 12, 2015

What a shame if a new state law designed to help cities join the prosecutorial fight against real estate scam artists languished unused. The law, which became effective Sept. 1, was inspired by a multipart series of Dallas Morning News editorials and ...more »

Linn residents to vote on recreational pot
Albany Democrat HeraldNovember 4, 2015

Recreational marijuana sales and production became legal in Oregon in July, but state law allows local governments, including cities and counties, to opt out of recreational marijuana sales and production until local residents vote on the issue ...more »

Woolery: County Auditor Controller is Right to Question Supervisor Pension Payout
VoiceofOCNovember 2, 2015

My only concern and responsibility as the County Auditor-Controller is to make sure that any payment to any vendor or County employee is appropriate, legal and accurate. The issue between my office, the Orange County ... One of my staff was told by the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Veteran defense attorney talks Cook County crimes
WGN-TVNovember 2, 2015

CHICAGO -- Back in April, veteran defense attorney Amy Campanelli was sworn in for a six-year term as Cook County Public Defender. She oversees more than five hundred attorneys who represent clients unable to pay for services and manages a sixty ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Harmonizing regulations for sharing economy businesses
Brookings Institution (blog)November 4, 2015

In a recent speech delivered at the Fordham Law School, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission discussed the growth of the sharing economy for regulations that preserve competition and customer protection. Central to this discussion ...more »

Labor Law: Employers should not use age as any factor in making a hiring decision
Richmond Times-DispatchNovember 2, 2015

While the Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects applicants and employees age 40 and older from discrimination or harassment, many times the discrimination is so subtle that the individual doesn't know for sure whether age was the real reason.more »

Wills & Probate
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Probate seminar set for Nov. 13 in Royal Oak
The Oakland PressNovember 7, 2015

The latest in a series of free seminars aiming to remove the mysteries of probate court will be held Nov. 13 at the Royal Oak Senior Center. The program, scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. at the center at 3500 Marais, is designed to educate seniors and their ...more »

Environmental Law
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Peterborough to turn on state's largest solar-power facility
Concord MonitorNovember 6, 2015

The company received a $1.2 million grant from the state Public Utilities Commission as part of its renewable-energy grants, to cover part of the $2.6 million construction cost. Also making the project possible is New Hampshire's “virtual net metering ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Virgina Medical Payments per Workers' Comp Claim Among the Highest Of Study States
ClaimsJournal.comNovember 3, 2015

Driven primarily by prices, medical payments per workers' compensation claim with more than seven days of lost time in Virginia were among the highest of the study states, according to a recent study issued by the Workers Compensation Research ...more »

Family Law
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Adoption, research and more research: a week in family law
Marilyn Stowe BlogNovember 6, 2015

Also of interest, although not strictly a family law matter, was the news that a civil court user study by the Ministry of Justice has found that the majority of claimants in civil cases are keen to avoid court but lack enthusiasm for mediation. I don ...more »


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