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A new round in the Demoulas family feud
The Boston GlobeMay 28, 2016

However in the lawsuit, lawyers for Arthur S. said there were occasions where they were rebuffed or challenged in their efforts to participate in the audit process or in a meeting with the IRS. As part of their lawsuit, Arthur S. Demoulas and Evans ...more »

Installation of asbestos ridden parts in IDF tanks continues
YnetnewsMay 28, 2016

Approximately two months ago Yedioth Ahronoth reported that the IDF is installing new parts, which contain asbestos, in tanks and APCs, even though the Asbestos Law, which is supposed to apply to the military, forbids importing anything that contains ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Loretta Lynch sides with fired VA official on appeal issue
American Thinker (blog)June 4, 2016

When Helman appealed her firing before an administrative law judge, the wait time issue was tossed out by the ALJ, but the firing was upheld for the failure to report charge. She has now appealed that decision before the federal courts and Lynch's ...more »

Family Law
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Private lives not private after all?
Family LawJune 3, 2016

His reasons for sitting in public are based on support for the rule of law, and the growing need for transparency in the courts. Holman J holds the publication of judgments to be insufficient to achieve the aims; it limits the public ear to what a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Special Report: How to Get Away With Harassing, Firing or Never Even Hiring a Trans Worker of Color
ColorLines magazineJune 6, 2016

These cases can be very expensive and very fact-intensive for nonprofit civil rights or LGBT organizations," says Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center. To maximize ..... Jones had a criminal record that has been cleared ...more »

Health Care Law
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Ian Gershengorn, Early Defender of Obama's Health Care Law, Brings Deep Regulatory Record
The National Law Journal (registration)June 10, 2016

In an 8-1 decision, the justices held that the FCC had violated the federal Bankruptcy Code when it cancelled NextWave's personal communications services licenses for nonpayment and made them available for auction. The company had filed for Chapter 11 ...more »

Immigration Law
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POV: Enlisting State Police to Enforce Immigration Law a Mistake
BU TodayJune 20, 2016

Moreover, the presumption that increased collaboration between state and federal law enforcement is necessary to keep our communities safe rests on a mythical premise—that noncitizens are more likely to commit crimes. ... immigration laws have been ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Bayview resident the youngest to receive Peacemaker Award
San Francisco Bay ViewJune 2, 2016

Community Boards, the country's longest-running mediation service, awards a youth peacemaker who is making a difference in their school or community and setting an example for other youth in anti-violence and peacemaking activities. “It's exciting to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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What are the French strikes about and will they affect the Euro 2016?
The GuardianJune 4, 2016

French workers are angry about employment law reforms in the so-called El Khomri bill, named after the employment minister Myriam El Khomri. The Socialist government and employers say the legislation makes the country's strict employment laws more ...more »

Animal Law
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Christie signs law banning 'trophy animals' in N.J.
NJ.comJune 2, 2016

The law does not apply to those who already own such animal parts in New Jersey. Washington was the first state to enact such a ban. New Jersey's legislation was introduced in the wake of the infamous 2015 death of "Cecil the Lion," who was killed by ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Recision fight illustrates need for full disclosure
Business InsuranceJune 5, 2016

The other insurer that had participated in the litigation, New York-based Navigators Specialty Insurance Co., which had an excess policy that provided $10 million in claims made coverage over Illinois Union's primary policy, reached a confidential ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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The HPV-Lung Cancer Link: A New Issue for the Asbestos Bar?
Lexology (registration)June 2, 2016

Given the substantial increase in asbestos-related lung cancer civil case filings over the past five years, the hypothesis, if ultimately proven, could result in novel new claims by both plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation. This issue has ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Brandlective® Defines Importance of Intellectual Property in Entrepreneurship
BenzingaJune 6, 2016

As an online marketing agency, Brandlective® maintains that understanding intellectual property law is fundamental for entrepreneurs because it helps businesses maintain their long-term competitive edge. Registered intellectual property ensures that ...more »

Report on fatal aircraft crash cites engine problems
Ventura County StarJune 3, 2016

A pilot reported that the engine to his small aircraft had quit before the plane crashed into an orchard between Ventura and Santa Paula on Saturday, killing him and a passenger, according to a preliminary report released Friday by the National ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program
USA TODAYJune 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas Thursday, giving an unexpected reprieve to the type of affirmative action policies it has condoned for nearly four decades. The 4 ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Priory Hall developer has bankruptcy extended by five years
Irish TimesJune 1, 2016

The High Court has extended the bankruptcy of Priory Hall developer Thomas McFeely by almost five years over “very grave” failures to co-operate with the bankruptcy trustee, including failures to disclose his interest in 12 apartments in Dublin. Five ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Real estate briefs
Chron.comJune 19, 2016

The Smith Law Firm has relocated to 550 Westcott Street, where it shares a 9,500-square-foot space with the law firm of Law Feehan Adams. Cushman & Wakefield represented the firm. Moody Rambin represented the landlord. Main/Blue Heron Properties has ...more »

Business Law
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Rural cop Tau aims to help cut crime in communities
Biggleswade TodayJune 1, 2016

PC Tau Chamboko, who joined the force in 2002, will spend the next six months getting to grips with the issues faced by Bedfordshire's rural and farming community. He will work in partnership with local authorities and other departments across the ...more »

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Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'
NBCNews.comMay 29, 2016

Along with the lurid details and a Silicon Valley soap-opera twist, the Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought to light a less salacious but equally controversial practice: third-party litigation funding. While billionaire PayPal co ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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UK paedophile 'took children to church' in Malaysia
Channel News AsiaJune 3, 2016

We will look into the places that he went to, the people that he met," Law Hong Soon, deputy chief of criminal investigation in the Royal Malaysian Police, told reporters. Police officials say they have been pressing Britain for details in the case ...more »

Personal Injury
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Appeal court orders reassement of law firms' fees in personal injury case
Canadian Lawyer MagazineJune 13, 2016

Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP stemmed from the settlement of a personal injury claim that Mark Clatney of Ottawa had reached in July 2013 for $800,000. Clatney had been seriously injured in a crash in March 2008, and pursued a personal injury claim ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Assisted dying law unconstitutional: Expert
Edmonton SunJune 6, 2016

OTTAWA -- Canada's foremost constitutional authority predicts the federal government's proposed new law on medically assisted dying will be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional. Peter Hogg -- who literally wrote the book on constitutional law ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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This Week In Sports Law: Illinois Delays Daily Fantasy, NFL Hush Money, Baylor Bounces Ken Starr
ForbesJune 5, 2016

... into what Muhammad Ali was able to do. So it's very important.” – LeBron James on Muhammad Ali. Darren Heitner is a lawyer and the Founder of South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, P.L.L.C., which has a focus on Sports Law and Entertainment Law.more »

Consumer Protection
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EPA renewable fuel requirements disappoint corn growers
The Courier Life NewsJune 6, 2016

U.S. representatives Bill Flores, R-Texas; Peter Welch, D-Vt.; Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; and Jim Costa, D-Calif., introduced the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act to protect the environment. National Corn Growers has stated it is opposed to the bill.more »

Real Estate Law
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Lewis Thomason law firm renews Downtown lease
Memphis Commercial AppealJune 14, 2016

The Lewis Thomason law firm's Memphis office, with 35 attorneys and 68 employees total, announced Tuesday that it has recommitted to Downtown by renewing its lease for the top two floors of the One Commerce Square tower. The firm essentially decided ...more »

Disgraced ex-FIFA officials received $80 million in bonuses
Norwich BulletinJune 3, 2016

Some of the contracted payments appear to break Swiss law, and evidence will be given to American and Swiss federal prosecutors who are investigating corruption implicating the world soccer body, lawyers for FIFA said Friday. "The evidence appears to ...more »

Retired judge loses bid to prove Lehigh Valley Health Network isn't charitable enough
Allentown Morning CallJune 13, 2016

A Lehigh County judge has accepted Lehigh Valley Health Network's account of its charitable giving, foiling a retired judge's quest to compel the network to do more. In a ruling dated Friday, Judge Brian Johnson issued a one-sentence order stating ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal defense lawyers say police have it wrong in claimed law professor contract-hit case
ABA JournalJune 6, 2016

Lawyers for two suspects in what authorities say was a contract hit on a Florida law professor that may be linked to a bitter divorce are dubious about the merits of the case against their clients. Plus, another criminal defense lawyer well-acquainted ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Local Organizations Sponsor Workshop on Estate Planning and Asset Protection
Law Firm Newswire (press release)June 1, 2016

White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 1, 2016 - As part of their commitment to serving the local community, Littman Krooks LLP, Right at Home Westchester and Larry Thaul of Millenium Financial, Inc will sponsor a workshop titled "Protecting the ...more »

Age to no longer be a factor in hiring under new law
Inquirer.netJune 7, 2016

AN ANTI-AGE discrimination law that will prohibit employers from imposing arbitrary age limitations will soon come into force after Congress approved the measure before it adjourned on Monday. The Senate adopted the House of Representatives' version of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Sorrell sets sights on Probate judge position
Manning LiveJune 12, 2016

“Probate handles the probating of wills and the estates of intestate deceased persons,” she said. “The court appoints personal representatives to handle deceased persons' estates. This court handles appointing and overseeing guardianships and ...more »

Environmental Law
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New Battery Has 5X More Energy Storage
Aledo Times RecordJune 14, 2016

We have seen tremendous improvements with Moore's law in semiconductors, and this battery brings similar economies of scale to the battery landscape as well. ... "We chose NEAH because its next -generation energy storage system is powerful, cost ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Is it Me, or is the World Getting Weirder? (press release)June 6, 2016

It is 2016. The presumptive choices for President of the United States this year appear to be Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The president-elect of the Philippines is urging residents to shoot and kill suspected drug dealers. Vladimir Putin can't ...more »


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