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Sparks fly in neighborhood dispute
Daily Inter LakeOctober 29, 2015

Kalispell Police responded to neighbors that have had ongoing disputes on Sixth Avenue East and were arguing over whether or not someone set off a firework in the street. An officer found a spent artillery shell that had sprayed dirt over one neighbor...more »

Rent Watch: Is atheism protected under religion fair housing rules?
Los Angeles TimesOctober 29, 2015

Question: I own four single-family homes that I rent out. I am a strong Christian and would like to rent to others who have similar faith-based values. Also, in my experience, renting to tenants who have a strong sense of faith has resulted in the best ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Battle over Cuvee Coffee crowlers continues
Community Impact NewspaperNovember 3, 2015

The next step would be to send the case going to the State Office of Administrative Hearings for a formal hearing in front of a judge. “We wouldn't be adamant about contesting their interpretation of the rule if we didn't think we were correct ...more »

Health Care Law
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GOP views Kentucky election as victory over health care law
WRAL.comNovember 4, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The election of a conservative outsider as Kentucky governor has given Republicans a laboratory to show the rest of the country how they'd replace President Barack Obama's health care law. Three years into a coverage expansion that ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Logano focused on title chase at Texas with Kenseth absent
Tri-City HeraldNovember 6, 2015

NASCAR suspended Kenseth for two races on Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that carried heavy championship consequences. Derik Hamilton ... NASCAR suspended Kenseth, putting Erik Jones in the No. 20 Toyota for ...more »

Immigration Law
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What the Legal Setbacks on Obama's Immigration Plans Say About the Grey Areas ...
FortuneNovember 13, 2015

On the other hand, some other officer might think that living in the US illegally is indeed criminal, and that it's his duty or even obligation to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This latter approach sets into motion an array of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Alexander tabbed for TJ Samson Hospital board
Glasgow Daily TimesNovember 2, 2015

Alexander "brings years of legal experience to T.J. Samson Hospital," Dan Foutch, chairman of the hospital board, said in a news release issued Monday. "He will indeed be an asset to T.J. Samson as the hospital continues to strive to meet the health ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Internet Shaming is the New Weapon Against Get Refusers
ForwardNovember 3, 2015

... Jeremy Stern. The video was put online on October 21 - deliberately timed to raise awareness in anticipation of a real-life mass rally against Porat in Dayton on November 8. ... Some use get denial as a form of blackmail or extortion - to avoid ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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RPX Insurance Services Introduces Volatility Risk Coverage
PR Newswire (press release)November 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, today announced the availability of Volatility Risk Coverage, litigation insurance for companies facing variable ...more »

Animal Law
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Moniteau Co. woman faces animal abuse charges
ABC17News.comNovember 13, 2015

A Moniteau County woman is facing three misdemeanor counts of animal abuse Friday after more than 30 dogs were found living in one trailer outside Russellville. It's off Morris Road, about 30 minutes west of Jefferson City. The charges were just filed ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Week Ahead in Intellectual Property: Nov. 2, 2015
ReutersNovember 2, 2015

Week Ahead in Intellectual Property: Nov. 2, 2015. Here are some upcoming events of interest to the intellectual property community. All times local. Tuesday, Nov. 3. 8 a.m. - Corporate Counsel's 7th annual IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Forum ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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New Justices for Pa. High Court
NewsmaxNovember 2, 2015

Coupled with the equally-unwanted attention given the sensational corruption charges now surrounding Pennsylvania's Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane (whose own staff and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf have called on her to resign), the so-called ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action for Ideology? Bad Idea
Bloomberg ViewNovember 6, 2015

The American Enterprise Institute is a think tank that generally favors free markets. The organization's president, Arthur Brooks, recently took to the pages of the New York Times to warn that the marketplace for intellectual ideas is badly failing and ...more »

Ex-NYSE Manager Drops Suit Claiming Firing Over 'Daily Show'
BloombergNovember 3, 2015

A former NYSE managing director who said he was wrongly fired for participating in a mock news interview on “The Daily Show” dismissed his lawsuit against Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which runs the New York exchange. Todd Wilemon, who worked in ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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'Harder to evict antisocial tenants' under new law
ScotsmanNovember 3, 2015

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “The new Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill provides new grounds to evict tenants that engage in antisocial behaviour or have a relevant criminal conviction, so landlords will be able to use this to deal with ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Justices to consider who can sue over bad personal data on Web
The Seattle TimesNovember 2, 2015

“If you have automatic damages for statutory violations, it is a ticket for class actions to sue for millions and even billions on behalf of people who didn't suffer any harm,” said Washington lawyer Roy Englert, who represents the U.S. Chamber of ...more »

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How much does Idaho pay for inmate litigation?
Beaumont EnterpriseNovember 4, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Inmates who sue over prisoner civil rights issues typically don't earn garner big financial awards in settlements or even when they win their cases. University of Michigan law professor Margo Schlanger researched prisoner ...more »

Business Law
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$1.5-Billion False Advertising Trial Against Corn Refiners Association Begins ...
NasdaqNovember 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After several years of hearings, a federal jury trial is set to begin tomorrow in the $1.5 billion false advertising case brought by sugar growers against the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) and their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Open Season, VA Bonuses, Vets' Benefits, Military Pay, and More
GovExec.comNovember 11, 2015

For troops and their families, it's worth noting that the Senate this week passed the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, which includes a 1.3 percent pay raise for service members and a major overhaul of the military retirement system. The ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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AP News Guide: Key races and issues in Tuesday's elections
Imperial Valley PressNovember 4, 2015

A ballot measure would cap short-term housing rentals at 75 days a year and require Internet hosting companies such as San Francisco-based Airbnb to pull listings that violate the limit. Airbnb has poured millions of dollars into the opposition ...more »

Personal Injury
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Make the Most of Your Mediation – The Personal Injury Case (subscription)November 11, 2015

Doesn't it seem like all PI cases should settle at mediation? Due to the mountain of available data, there is much more predictability with the outcome of PI cases than with other civil cases. Yet it still happens that PI cases that should settle ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Absence of gov't leader in Senate signals 'new direction,' prof says
CTV NewsNovember 5, 2015

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his cabinet Wednesday, there was a notable absence: no appointment for a government leader in the Senate. One constitutional law professor says that's a significant change that signals a new direction, but ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Taking Over Lady Justice
The UCSD Guardian OnlineNovember 9, 2015

However, this case was put under the scrutiny of a corporate lawyer who she saw having coffee with the head of the medical group. Although Pierce suspected malpractice after the arbitrator ruled against her while using passages taken from the medical ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Crumbling Foundations: Homeowners Hope for Strength in Numbers
NBC ConnecticutNovember 21, 2015

The following week, he called on the Attorney General's office to assist the Department of Consumer Protection in a civil demand investigation into whether any violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Act took place when the affected homes were built ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners Out of Their Homes
New York TimesNovember 7, 2015

Partially paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair, Ozella Campbell spends a lot of time watching television. It was under those circumstances in February 2014 that she saw a commercial urging her to call, a company that offered to buy ...more »

Popular on Following: How We Live Online
New York MagazineNovember 9, 2015

Stone's long article examines what happens after that "terrible something" occurs. Though he and his family are lucky enough to secure a settlement from the homeowner's insurance of the Airbnb hosts, most insurance policies don't cover commercial activity.more »

A Breakdown in the System Puts Your SSN at Risk
WLOSOctober 30, 2015

“This is written so broadly to make sure that kind of thing would be prosecutable,” Caroline Farmer, said NC Attorney General's ID Theft division. ... Palm has no idea what future problems he'll face; it could be an IRS audit next year or in years to come.more »

Criminal Defense
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Syria: State profits from crimes against humanity as policy of enforced ...
Amnesty InternationalNovember 5, 2015

Between prison and the grave: Enforced disappearances in Syria reveals that the state is profiting from widespread and systematic enforced disappearances amounting to crimes against humanity, through an insidious black market in which family members ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Suburban couple ordered to pay $6.4M for payday loan debt collection scheme
Chicago TribuneNovember 4, 2015

A Federal Trade Commission crackdown on the debt collection industry has resulted in a $6.4 million settlement for victims of a suburban Chicago couple who ran a phantom payday loan debt collection scheme, authorities said Wednesday. Charles and ...more »

Opponents of Houston Rights Measure Focused on Bathrooms, and Won
New York TimesNovember 4, 2015

Last year, he called her marriage in Palm Springs, Calif., to her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, “part of a larger strategy of hers to turn Texas into California.” Mr. Patrick put his arm ... “Sexual assault doesn't happen by men putting on an outfit ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Be tax smart in your estate planning
The Catholic RegisterNovember 8, 2015

Probate fees (officially known as “estate administration taxes”) are paid to provincial governments to validate the authenticity of a final Will and to certify that the legal personal representative has the right to administer your affairs after your ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable energy doesn't mean clean energy: The European accounting error that ...
SalonNovember 2, 2015

As the world cracks down on climate pollution and deadly air pollution, it's scrambling to deploy cleaner energy alternatives. The European Union has led the world in passing stringent climate laws — and urging the rest of the world to follow. In ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Inside corporate America's campaign to ditch workers' comp
The Seattle TimesNovember 9, 2015

And with a coalition led by executives from Wal-Mart, Seattle-based Nordstrom and Lowe's, Minick launched a campaign to get laws passed in as many as a dozen states within the next decade. But there has been little scrutiny of what opt-out ... They ...more »

Family Law
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ALC and NYAS publish report on children's privacy
Family LawNovember 4, 2015

'A review of anonymised judgments on Bailii: Children, privacy and "jigsaw identification"' published by the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) and the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS), examines the requirement that family judges publish ...more »


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