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FEATURE-Children face "staggeringly high" hunger ...
Thomson Reuters FoundationJune 30, 2016

Corrine Ngombe has come with her two-year-old daughter Sara, two-week-old son Ezechiel, and sister-in-law Chantelle, who have been living in a camp for the displaced in Bangui since their home was burned down by Seleka fighters in December 2014 ...more »

British man indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas
Chicago TribuneJune 30, 2016

He remained in federal custody, and his lawyer didn't immediately respond Wednesday to messages seeking comment. Federal agents say Sandford told them he drove to Las Vegas from San Bernardino, California, with a plan to kill Trump, and went to a Las ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Planned Parenthood asks federal court to strike new abortion law
Ames TribuneJune 30, 2016

He also said it was an invasion of patients' privacy and “untethered to any administrative need.” ... The hearing Wednesday was to consider an emergency injunction before the law takes effect on Friday, meaning Hinkle could rule before the end of the week.more »

Health Care Law
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Insurers raking in multimillion-dollar health care law reimbursements
Business InsuranceJuly 3, 2016

Some insurers are receiving a massive payday from a government reinsurance program meant to help stabilize premiums and protect insurers from losses under the health care law. The government will pay out $7.8 billion in reimbursements to 497 health ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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California lawmakers pass sweeping package of gun control measures
The San Diego Union-TribuneJuly 1, 2016

“I don't know how much more blood needs to be spilled in our schools, in our community centers, in public spaces, until the members of Congress act and we can do this nationwide,” Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) told reporters ...more »

Immigration Law
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James Woods lets Harry Reid know what's REALLY 'broken' about immigration laws
TwitchyJuly 7, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had hinted earlier Wednesday that Democrats could advance the legislation solely to secure votes on measures they favor, such as funding for the Zika virus, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform.more »

Industrial Development Law
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If No Article 50 Soon, What Are The Fundamental Dollar Drivers?
Seeking AlphaJuly 3, 2016

Sterling is marked down, but given its current account deficit and the absence of price pressures, it might be a salutary development. We caution ... The point is that power is not subject to the legal formalities of EU rules and British law. Just ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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St.Mary's cuts off Medicaid patients in contract dispute
KOLOJune 30, 2016

A spokeswoman for Amerigroup called the action "unfortunate" and they hope for a quick resolution. ... They've been told to call one of three alternative clinics, but that search so far has discovered only lengthy waiting lists or less than ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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City settles lawsuit against police for $50K
Southernminn.comJuly 1, 2016

The lawsuit was filed in federal court by Frank Tubbs, 38, against the City of Owatonna, the Owatonna Police Department and officers Jesse Ackerson, George DiVinny, Brianne Lesnau and Andrew Van Osdale. Court records show Tubbs is an Owatonna ...more »

Animal Law
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Police: Cowboy who rode across bridge abused his 2 horses
The San Diego Union-TribuneJune 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-year-old man who has been riding around the country on horseback, saying he was trying to call attention to starving children, was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after investigators concluded his horses were ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How Does Brexit Affect Your European And UK Intellectual Property?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 30, 2016

Now that the UK has voted to exit the European Union, you may be asking – “how does this affect our intellectual property rights in Europe and the UK.” The short answer – it has no immediate affect at all. Regarding patent rights, any patents and ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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US Asbestos Ban Draws Closer with New Substances Regulation, Management Law
Mesothelioma Research NewsJuly 5, 2016

The legislation, which received bipartisan support by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, includes long overdue improvements to the nation's primary chemicals regulation and management law, the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).more »

Labor & Employment Law
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What can be done for free trade's 'victims'
Christian Science MonitorJuly 2, 2016

“In these trade agreements, the winners in America hugely outweigh the losers,” says Matt Gold, a former deputy assistant US trade representative who now teaches law at Fordham University. “The political problem is that the ... However, older workers ...more »

In the crosshairs
Vertical Magazine (press release) (blog)July 1, 2016

Since 2006, the U.S. Department of Defense 1033 program has distributed at least 616 aircraft to law enforcement agencies, most of them helicopters. Recently ... Tom Scarlett, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer and journalist active in civil liberties ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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He rented his condo to a fugitive — and the guy won't leave
Sacramento BeeJune 30, 2016

The brothers were charged with fraud and illegal business practices in July 2014, a Russian Embassy spokesman, Ivan Filatov, told the Herald. Both men were added to Interpol's red list in December 2014. “Our position is that the ... “If you're renting ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Helping Your College Kid Rent an Apartment? What You Need to Know
U.S. News & World ReportJuly 1, 2016

Many landlords and apartment companies are reluctant to sign on a college kid who doesn't have a full-time job, has no credit history and isn't co-signing with his or her parents. But before you sign, you'd better know your kid well and have a serious ...more »

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City Council to Get Update on Potential Our Savior Litigation
kwbeJuly 5, 2016

NORFOLK – The Norfolk City Council will get an update Tuesday on the potential litigation it's facing in regard to the Our Savior Lutheran Church move. An agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting shows that the council will be going into closed ...more »

Business Law
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Rise & Shine: Four schools, two very different takes on sharing space
Chalkbeat New YorkJune 30, 2016

PAYBACK TIME New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office reached a settlement with Global Elites Network Xpeed Learning Academy, a test prep company accused of false advertising. NBC New York. SUMMER MEALS The New York ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury suit filed against Sooners' Mixon
Muskogee Daily PhoenixJuly 26, 2016

NORMAN — Oklahoma student Amelia Molitor filed a personal injury lawsuit against OU running back Joe Mixon last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit does not list a monetary amount, but seeks damages ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Ex-Navy serviceman admits to enticing minors online
CT PostJune 30, 2016

Prosecutors say the 29-year-old Simpson used internet-based video chatting services to entice girls between the ages of 12 and 16 to perform sexual acts and engage in sexually explicit conduct, which he recorded and saved on his computer. Simpson lied ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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BRAVO! Texas congressman obliterates FBI director's take on Hillary's server
TwitchyJuly 7, 2016

There were plenty of fireworks today at the House Oversight Committee's questioning of James Comey, but one of the best moments was when Texas Rep. Will Hurd took the FBI director to task over what constitutes a crime in regards to Hillary Clinton's ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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N.B. tuition program for lower income families breaches constitution law: lawyer
TheChronicleHerald.caJuly 23, 2016

MONCTON, N.B. — A lawyer in New Brunswick says he's filing a constitutional challenge against a provincial program that provides bursaries to university and college students from lower income families. In a series of wets Friday, Michael Murphy said ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Dorsey Expands Real Estate & Land Use Practice
Business Wire (press release)July 13, 2016

With more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate law, Ms. Graf handles a wide variety of real estate matters and has significant experience in representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions. She has also acted as ...more »

Consumer Protection
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High-interest consumer lending jumps in Golden State
Sacramento Business JournalJuly 5, 2016

The increase could persuade state lawmakers to impose new rules for high-interest consumer lenders. They have already come under greater federal regulation in recent years with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, imposed in ...more »

Sports Law
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Joe Leccese Of Proskauer Rose, On BigLaw Salaries, Sports Law Glamour, And Reputational Capital
ForbesJuly 7, 2016

Like many law firms, we've been hiring the same way for decades: a 20-30 minute interview on campus; a call-back to the office to meet four or five attorneys; and an offer decision made based on the evaluations from those meetings. That process tended ...more »

Legalese: Won't Do With It, Can't Do Without It
Above the LawJuly 1, 2016

Unless you are an 18th century aristocrat or a character in HBO's Deadwood, chances are that your will, pre-nup, contract or just about any terms and conditions that you blindly agree to are not worded in your regular daily parlance. It is not ...more »

Trump Cites Possible Political Damage In Explaining Why He Won't Release Taxes
Huffington PostJuly 13, 2016

For months, Donald Trump has insisted that he would not release his tax returns while under audit ― a position seconded by tax lawyers, though one that the IRS has said is not necessary. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, the presumptive ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Baton Rouge: A city divided between police and the policed
ReutersJuly 17, 2016

Minorities are "very wary of police and often afraid of them," says Michele Fournet, a veteran Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer. It was not clear whether there was a link between Sunday's shooting of the police officers and the recent unrest over ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Hurricane response: Bill would protect volunteer doctors from lawsuits
Daily CometJuly 8, 2016

The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 sought to protect volunteers with nonprofit agencies or government agencies from lawsuits over possible economic damage they may cause, Cassidy said. However, the law fails to protect persons who volunteer ...more »

Taboos over talking politics at work loosen during divisive election season
Chicago TribuneJune 30, 2016

Traditional taboos against discussing politics at work may be outdated in an age when social media platforms — far more popular than even four years ago — have people sharing political views around the clock, Ochstein said. "It is a big social ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Living trusts vs. wills: Weighing the pros and cons
New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioJuly 7, 2016

“Since the grantor — the person who establishes the trust — can revoke a living trust, the trust is viewed as a mirror image of the grantor and does not provide any type of income or estate tax benefit,” Novick said. “If the trust continues after the ...more »

Environmental Law
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State net metering rules might survive despite second blow
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteJuly 5, 2016

The utility commission has said its proposed rules are necessary to stop merchant-scale alternative energy generators from taking advantage of the law's generous net metering payment standards, which the agency says were intended for homeowners, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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California workers' comp discriminates against women
CNBCJuly 6, 2016

The case, filed as a proposed class action on behalf of three women and a labor union, alleges equal protection violations and asks a Los Angeles court to order sweeping changes to the way workers' comp is administered in the nation's most populous state.more »

Family Law
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Re A, B and C (UK surrogacy expenses) [2016] EWFC 33
Family Law WeekJuly 6, 2016

The judge has given permission for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family ...more »


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