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California bill aims to protect immigrant crime victims
SFGateJune 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California state Senate has approved a bill to help immigrant victims of crime avoid detention and deportation. Senators on Monday voted 35-0 to approve the proposal by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and ...more »

RPD investigation into Davis' death continues
13WHAM-TVJune 2, 2015

Officer Frye has been taken off law enforcement duties and given administrative work while the investigation continues. Chief Ciminelli said the move to put Frye on administrative duties is standard operating procedures during investigations of this ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Controversial House GOP roads plan clears committee
Detroit Free PressJune 3, 2015

After a series of public hearings that drew strong criticism, Farrington's committee did make adjustments to some of the bills Wednesday. The bill that cuts $135 million from the MEDC was amended to ... Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, a former Michigan ...more »

Health Care Law
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States perplexed by White House silence on health care contingencies
San Angelo Standard TimesJune 7, 2015

Justices are weighing whether the health care overhaul allows federal subsidies for coverage to be offered in all states, or just in those that, as the law states, are “established by the state.” Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have created ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Don't Be Surprised If Jon Jones Comes Back More Baller Than Ever Inside the ...
Bleacher ReportJune 2, 2015

Having had the chance, on more than one occasion, to watch Jones inside the walls of Greg Jackson's MMA gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I can confirm that he breathes and sweats just like the rest of us. But if you focus on Jones moving across the ...more »

Immigration Law
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President Obamas immigration actions face skeptical judges
PoliticoJune 29, 2015

Fifth Circuit Court Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Jerry Smith, both Republican appointees, in May ruled against the Obama administration's request to proceed with the executive actions — which would protect more than 4 million immigrants here ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Hemp's future hazy
TriValley CentralJune 3, 2015

Companies trying to create a U.S. hemp industry are seeking investors not only for unproven products but for a plant that is still classified under the federal Controlled Substances Act with marijuana and thus cannot be patented. As a result, it's too ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Finally, a common sense resolution
Mesabi Daily NewsJune 2, 2015

The governor also rejected the omnibus agriculture, environment and natural resources bill and the omnibus jobs and energy bill to fund the Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Mediation Services and Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Litigation Bets Burn Hedge Funds
Wall Street JournalJune 11, 2015

The bet was popular with hedge funds and had many other takers, some of which are being advised by investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc. and law firm Dechert LLP, people familiar with the situation said. It isn't clear how much of the WaMu bonds ...more »

Animal Law
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Morgan County Dairy On Probation After Abuse Allegations
KUNCJune 11, 2015

The conversation about farm animal abuse has shifted. There seems to be little disagreement that, yes, animals are sometimes harmed on farms, but massive rifts remain in how quickly the people who witness it should report it to law enforcement. Those ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLC Taps Intellectual Property Partner Julie Nichols ...
PR Newswire (press release)June 12, 2015

CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Nichols Matthews, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience, has joined Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLC ("PIB Law") as a Partner in the Intellectual Property practice group.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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TrueCar Inc. Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers ...
Business Wire (press release)June 2, 2015

The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation, commercial transaction, and public advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters. Powers Taylor LLP is a boutique litigation law ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Lands in the Air Traffic Control Tower
Wall Street JournalJune 2, 2015

When a plane starts its final descent, are the passengers more concerned about the competence or about the skin color of the air-traffic controllers on the ground who will help the pilot land safely? The answer may be obvious to readers, if not to the ...more »

Alpine Emergency Crews Respond to Plane Crash
NewsWest9.comJune 6, 2015

According to the Alpine Fire Department, the single engine experimental airplane nose dived into a carport attached to a residence. The home was not damaged in the crash. The pilot of the plane, Jim Bob Belcher of Alpine, suffered non life threatening ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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How to Check If Your D.C. Rental Is Safe
NBC4 WashingtonJune 10, 2015

The landlord of the D.C. rowhouse where two young tenants were killed in a fire last week was not licensed to rent rooms or apartments, officials said in a news report. Investigators ... Check If Your Landlord Has a Business License -- Is your ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Mattapoisett man charged with stealing more than $100000 from 70-year-old ...
SouthCoastToday.comJune 2, 2015

Bobola, the son of Mattapoisett Building Inspector Andrew Bobola, is charged with having taken the money, in some instances, without the victim's permission by maxing out her credit cards, according to Beth Stone, a spokeswoman for Cruz. He used the ...more »

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Finjan Provides Litigation Update -- Favorable Rulings on Motions for Summary ...
MarketWatchJune 4, 2015

Those efforts have been largely given short shrift, forcing us down a litigation path. As such, we intend to fight vigorously to preserve our patent rights and value for our existing licensees and stakeholder's investments in our technologies." The ...more »

Business Law
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Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open - May 2015 Update
The National Law ReviewJune 2, 2015

... developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and trademark enforcement. Ranked as one of the leading trademark prosecution and strategy attorneys in Washington, DC, Ms. Talley is particularly noted for her global brand protection and ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Israeli Military Sees 'Security Benefits' in Iran Nuclear Deal
Antiwar.comJune 5, 2015

Once again underscoring the profound disconnect between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nation's security apparatus, the Israeli military has held a “closed door” briefing in which they seemed to praise the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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With law expired, Senate mulls changes to phone collection
Post-BulletinJune 2, 2015

Because of Snowden, "people have some more insight into exactly how they are being spied upon and how the law has been twisted to authorize mass surveillance of people who have no connection to a crime or terrorism," said Harley Geiger, senior counsel ...more »

Personal Injury
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James R. Moyles Automobile Accidents Law Blog on Blog (blog)June 12, 2015

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury in a car accident, the Carlisle car accident lawyers at the Moyles Law Firm will help to ensure your suit is filed in a timely manner. Our Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers will fight ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Ruling party rejects scholarly opinion while opposition hammers away at ...
Asahi ShimbunJune 6, 2015

The opposition narrowed their focus to the issue of collective self-defense after three respected scholars of constitutional law testified June 4 that the security legislation was unconstitutional. They noted that much of the proposed legislation was ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Patient Advocates Urge Closure Of Malpractice Loophole
CBS LocalJune 15, 2015

Patient advocates say New York's antiquated malpractice laws make it hard for some cancer patients to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for missing obvious warning signs, CBS2's Lou Young reported Monday. The clock ran out on Jennifer Estrella ...more »

Consumer Protection
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West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act Amendments - Still A Hotbed For ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 17, 2015

While the changes signal a move closer towards the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 (FDCPA), which affords certain protections to creditors, there remain significant distinctions that can pose a trap for the unwary business that ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Small-Firm Profile: Keri D. Callocchia Attorney at Law
Buffalo Business First (blog)June 2, 2015

Initially an attorney with Roach Brown McCartney & Gruber P.C, Keri Callocchia's focus began with both real estate and civil litigation. On May 23, 2006, she founded her own firm concentrating on all areas of real estate including the sale and purchase ...more »

Net Element Launches Payment Processing in Kazakhstan; Signs Premier ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)June 4, 2015

MIAMI, FL - (NewMediaWire) - June 4, 2015 - Net Element, Inc. ( NASDAQ : NETE) (the "Company") launched its online payments processing business in Kazakhstan by securing a contract with, the country's largest online events ticketing website ...more »

Sports Law
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Law to make NCAA accountable proposed by Rep. John Katko, House members
Syracuse.comJune 11, 2015

John Katko is among four House members who authored a bill to hold the NCAA accountable for how it oversees college sports and imposes discipline on schools and athletes. Katko is shown talking with Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud on ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Veteran Washington DC Defense Attorney Stands in For Dennis Hastert
ABC NewsJune 3, 2015

Last month, criminal defense attorney Barry Wm. Levine found himself trying to win the release of a man who shot, and nearly killed, a United States President -- his client, John W. Hinckley Jr. Now, Levine could face another daunting, high-profile ...more »

South Side alderman protesting 'Chiraq' denies permit for block party co ...
Chicago Sun-TimesJune 10, 2015

That leaves only the group's yearly IRS filing and an accompanying audit — both of which must be provided to the Illinois attorney general's office — along with its publicly distributed annual report to provide insight into how the organization is run.more »

Age discrimination legislation
International Law Office (registration)June 2, 2015

Although the Constitution contains a general anti-discrimination provision – which accords with a number of international conventions ratified by Cyprus – age, disability and sexual orientation are not covered therein. The Law Providing for the Equal ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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[Archives] How The U.S. Law Fails To Or Limits Three Types Of Tunneling
ValueWalkJune 4, 2015

For a shorter version of this article, see Atanasov, Black, and Ciccotello, Self-Dealing by Corporate Insiders: Legal Constraints and Loopholes, in Brett McDonnell and Claire Hill, editors, Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporate Law ch.more »

Environmental Law
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UK renewable energy industry threatens legal action over subsidy cuts
Out-Law.comJune 5, 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change plans to close the Renewable Obligation (RO) subsidy scheme a year earlier than planned, sources have told The Guardian. However, Marcus Trinick, a lawyer for RenewableUK, called for secretary of state for ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Akron Bar Association Probate Section undergoes a name change
Akron Legal NewsJune 26, 2015

To represent the changing interests of clients and the current matters handled, last month the Akron Bar Association Probate Section and board of trustees voted to change the name of the former probate section to the estate planning, probate & elder ...more »

Family Law
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Poll: Who can get ahead in the US?
CBS NewsJune 3, 2015

Next month marks 80 years since the National Labor Relations Act was signed into law; an act that granted employees the right to organize unions. Among those who live in a household where someone is a union member (15 percent in this poll), opinions ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Case Study: Safeway's Program to Identify and Intervene with "At-Risk ... (press release) (blog)June 3, 2015

At the 2015 National Council of Self-Insurers Annual Meeting, Safeway discussed their claims early intervention program. The presenters were Anita Weir, Director of Medical & Disability Management and Denise Gillen-Algire, Director of Managed Care ...more »


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