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LA Conservancy sues West Hollywood over pet hospital
Los Angeles RegisterSeptember 20, 2014

The group claims the city did not thoroughly study how to preserve the 80-year-old building as required by the California Environmental Quality Act, even though city staff members acknowledged the building was historic. The petition ... Formerly the ...more »

Supreme Court rules in grandmother's favor in wrongful death lawsuit
WLKY LouisvilleSeptember 20, 2014


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Administrative Law
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Cuomo picks judge from Albany for top court
Greenwich TimeOctober 17, 2014

Stein was elected Albany City Court Judge in 1997, served as acting Family Court judge in 2001 and was elected that year to the state Supreme Court. She was an administrative judge for courts in Rensselaer County dealing with domestic violence cases ...more »

Health Care Law
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US House candidates debate health care law
The San Luis Obispo TribuneOctober 16, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two of the three candidates for U.S. House in North Dakota say they would vote to repeal the federal health care law, while the third says he'd rather fix it. The Bismarck Tribune reports ( ) that incumbent ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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'I'll F***ing Kill You!': Teacher Put on Leave After Getting Caught on Video ...
TheBlaze.comOctober 17, 2014

“The teacher was treated for injuries and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of external and internal investigations,” city schools spokeswoman Anne Fullerton told WBAL. “The student, a minor, was charged with assault and ...more »

Immigration Law
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Another Arizona Immigration Law Shot Down
GoverningOctober 16, 2014

A federal appeals panel has overturned a 2006 Arizona law aimed at denying bail to people who are in the U.S. illegally and charged with a range of felonies. Proposition 100, a ballot measure that gained approval from nearly 80 percent of the state's ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Thanks for the memories: Cuomo shutters 36 public authorities
The Journal News | LoHud.comOctober 20, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation that will close the doors on 36 urban renewal agencies or industrial development authorities that were on the books and probably didn't do anything. He signed a law today that will shutter 35 of them -- mainly ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Marin Voice: Restorative justice at work in Marin
Marin Independent JournalOctober 20, 2014

Again, it must be agreed upon by both parties as an acceptable manner of dispute resolution. The beneficial effects of ... way to resolve conflicts." Wertheimer says, "Most of the challenges come from people who don't fully understand how the process...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Golf resort sued over Poinsettia fire
U-T San DiegoOctober 14, 2014

“Defendant Omni … caused the fire, and allowed it to spread to neighboring properties … by negligently and carelessly operating its equipment, failing to properly maintain its real property, and failing to act as a reasonable prudent person would act...more »

Animal Law
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Animal abuse case prompts change in animal law
New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioOctober 14, 2014

Rosenberg, a Megan's Law violator, is expected to receive five years in jail under a plea deal with prosecutors, according to The sentence will run concurrently with a four-year sentenced he received in 2011 for a child endangerment charge for ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Teva, Comcast, Steve Madden, MIFA: Intellectual Property
BloombergOctober 16, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) got a mixed reception at a U.S. Supreme Court hearing as the company sought to preserve a patent shielding its top-selling Copaxone multiple-sclerosis drug from generic competition. Hearing arguments yesterday ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Fox Rothschild Strengthens Commercial Litigation Practice
Law Week ColoradoOctober 16, 2014

He was also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of the Law and taught classes on debtors and creditors as well as bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Cohen earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his bachelor's ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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No apologies for affirmative action: Phiyega
DestinyManOctober 2, 2014

“We need to ensure that affirmative action does not get stunted,” she told delegates at a Black Management Forum conference in Johannesburg. “Let's stop being apologetic about things we need to do.” Phiyega said affirmative action was a conscious ...more »

Is Amcon/Bi-Courtney Case Tainted With Malice and Ethnicity? - II
VanguardOctober 20, 2014

It has been misled coram Abang J and Buba J on the issue of settlement breaking down and obtaining orders ex-parte while cases are pending in court with orders subsisting. Hon. Justice I.N. Buba, 29/9/2014, PUNCH, October 3, 2014. Mr Olisa Agbakoba ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Upper West Side Landlord Sues Airbnbing Tenant
Curbed NYOctober 6, 2014

An Upper West Side landlord is suing one of his tenants who has been renting out rooms in her apartment on Airbnb since February of 2012, the Post reports. According to the ... Is there anything in the law saying the roommates can't be short-term? As ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A 'misinformed' Nathan Deal on an Ebola strike force
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)October 20, 2014

Nathan Deal couldn't wait. At 5:39 p.m., his office sent out a press release announcing that the Republican governor would sign an executive order announcing the creation of an “Ebola response team.” Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political ...more »

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Ranbaxy to pay $39.75 million for litigation settlement with Texas
The HinduOctober 16, 2014

Ranbaxy Laboratories, which has been facing regulatory hurdles in the U.S., on Thursday said it will pay $39.75 million (around Rs. 244 crore) in tranches to the state of Texas in the U.S. to settle the litigation concerning its participation in the ...more »

Business Law
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This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind
Alabama Public RadioOctober 20, 2014

While candidates and party committees still buy most of the advertising, among other political players — the outside groups — more than half of the ads are financed by secret donors. David and Charles Koch have made just one publicly disclosed ...more »

Personal Injury
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best personal injury lawyer in chicago
Athlete NewswireOctober 18, 2014

Washington Suite 1208 Chicago, get justice, is a motorcycle riders paradise year round. If you are injured in a car accident, who focuses his practice on personal injuries. A board certified personal injury trial lawyer will know the traps and pitfalls ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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The hidden dangers of Internet gambling
New Pittsburgh CourierOctober 15, 2014

Long before the Internet became part of our daily lives, the chump sought out the corner street game where you tried to pick out the “money” card out of three cards laying face down on a cardboard box. And you guessed it the chump never picked the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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The Texas law that could make it hard for Ebola patients to sue
Washington Post (blog)October 17, 2014

That's a tough standard to meet, according to University of Texas Law School professor Charles Silver, an expert who's studied the state's malpractice law. Malpractice laws vary across the country, but states with standards not as strict as Texas's ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Symposium: The gay marriage cases and federal jurisdiction
SCOTUSblog (blog)October 9, 2014

When hard questions of domestic relations are sure to affect the outcome, the prudent course is for the federal court to stay its hand rather than reach out to resolve a weighty question of federal constitutional law.” – Elk Grove Unified School ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Can your next-door neighbor be home sale deal buster?
Cincinnati.comSeptember 28, 2014

The Pleatmans countersued, accusing the seller and broker Sibcy Cline of conspiracy, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. And in a bizarre move, the Pleatmans even hired a .... Reynolds also said he found no evidence that she asked Troja, Sibcy Cline or ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Circuit Finds Debt Calls Barred by Federal Law
New York Law Journal (registration)October 17, 2014

A man who ended up on a collection agency's call list after discontinuing the electricity at his deceased mother-in-law's apartment convinced a federal appeals court that the calls were prohibited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Overruling a ...more »

Sports Law
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Browns unmoved by chief's apology
Gainesville SunSeptember 28, 2014

Brown's parents are in the nation's capital to meet with lawmakers and lobby Congress to pass a law requiring police officers to wear cameras during their interactions with the public. They also called on the Justice Department to take over the ...more »

Commercial crew's extended endgame
The Space ReviewOctober 20, 2014

Immediately after NASA announced the CCtCap contracts on September 16, it held debriefs with the companies, including SNC, on their proposals. Under federal regulations, a losing company has ten days from contract award to file a protest with the ...more »

Audit finds accounting errors in Clark County books
Springfield News SunOctober 11, 2014

Among the errors cited in the report were: Officials calculated money owed to the county correctly, but they did not record the water and sewer funds in the amount of $305,572 and $606,839, respectively, on their financial statements, according to the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Our Social Networks
Republican & HeraldOctober 20, 2014

Judge Charles M. Miller sentenced Davis to spend nine to 24 months in a state correctional institution, plus four additional years on probation, pay costs, a $500 fine, $550 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account and $6,081 restitution. “You ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Growth Management Isn't the Fed's Forte
Wall Street JournalOctober 15, 2014

America's financial industry faces a morass of litigation, huge fees and arbitrary capital requirements when they step out of line, while the Fed has piled up a record maturity mismatch—risky short-term debt to fund long-term assets. The Fed's debt ...more »

Moms to city: Change pregnancy policy
Cincinnati.comSeptember 30, 2014

It's just not done in this day and age. Justice is all we're asking for." ... City officials have said very little about the matter because the officer, Patrol Officer Lyndi Trischler, has filed a federal discrimination complaint over the policy. The U ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Change rules on wills, government urged
BBC NewsOctober 15, 2014

The Legal Ombudsman's report claimed that wills and probate were the third highest source of received complaints, and that the market was "suffering from a number of quality issues". It concluded that "all consumers of wills and probate service ...more »

Environmental Law
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Saturday things to do
WPTZ The Champlain ValleyOctober 18, 2014

WE END WITH THE RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE AND EXPO. IT GOES FROM 7:30AM .... Texas will be able to enforce its strict voter identification law in the November election, the Supreme Court decided early Saturday. The law requires voters to ...more »

Workers Compensation
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WC Cost Reduction Webinar Garners Unprecedented Participation (press release) (blog)October 20, 2014

Lowering Workers' Comp Costs – Best Practices webinar attracted over 750 industry professionals, including employers, risk managers, safety directors, brokers, consultants, or producers involved in claims management, specific aspects of cost ...more »

Family Law
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Utah appeals ruling in 'Sister Wives' case
Yahoo News UKOctober 9, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah. The Utah's attorney general's office ...more »


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