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Espionage In The Inner West
Honi SoitMay 2, 2015

Every time your computer connects to an international server, it sends your data across continents via fibre-optic cables. ... Under British, American and Australian law, such data collection can be used to prevent terror attacks and catch serious ...more »

Marriage Hearing Stokes Optimism
The National Law Journal (registration)May 2, 2015

"The strong sense of nearly all of us in the court room is that nationwide marriage equality is on the way," said Columbia Law School professor Suzanne Goldberg, a same-sex marriage advocate. Liberty Institute general counsel Jeff Mateer countered, "I ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Looking at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court race
Reading EagleMay 4, 2015

And Democrats will pick from: Superior Court Judges Christine Donohue, Anne E. Lazarus and David Wecht; Philadelphia Administrative Judge Kevin M. Dougherty; Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora; and Allegheny County Judge Dwayne ...more »

Health Care Law
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JOHNSON: Health law tax is passed along to states
Argus PressMay 18, 2015

There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers. As Alice in Wonderland might say, a curious tax just got curiouser. The burden to states could mount ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Hesperia couple outraged over 11th crash into their fence
KABC-TVMay 8, 2015

A few years ago, Jones spent thousands of dollars on large rocks, concrete posts and heavy-duty chains that he placed along his fence line to act as a protective barrier. He even parked their old Chevy Suburban in front of their house to protect them ...more »

Immigration Law
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'Critical Alert': Jeff Sessions Warns America Against Potentially Disastrous ...
Breitbart NewsMay 3, 2015

is sounding the alarm to his colleagues Senate-wide, warning them and the American public with a “critical alert” published Sunday evening that voting for the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) deal that would set up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Opening of processing mill in Pierce County clear signal mining company will ...
Florida Times-UnionMay 10, 2015

Southern Ionics announced last week the opening of a dry mill in Pierce County to process the zircon ore it is mining in Charlton County, a signal the company will be in Southeast Georgia for years to come, officials said. ... “These minerals are ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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South China Sea watch: New islands rising, ASEAN worried
Fairfield CitizenMay 7, 2015

The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons known as the Spratly and the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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BB&T refiles multimillion-dollar lawsuit against MassMutual
Triangle Business JournalMay 27, 2015

A long-running legal battle between BB&T (NYSE: BBT) and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. has been rekindled in the N.C. Business Court. A trust set up by BB&T has refiled a lawsuit against MassMutual, alleging the insurance company ...more »

Animal Law
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Wyckoff cop's deadly shooting of dog raises legal questions
NJ.comMay 5, 2015

"There's no reported decision on the books," Gina Colagero, an Oradell attorney and chair of the New Jersey Bar Association's Animal Law Committee, said. "There's no case law that specifically addresses this issue." The Vukobratovic family, owners of a ...more »

Intellectual Property
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US Ambassador Mills marks World Intellectual Property Day at the Microsoft ...
Public Radio of ArmeniaMay 5, 2015

The U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Richard M. Mills, Jr., visited the Microsoft Innovation Center to highlight World Intellectual Property Day, a day celebrated annually to mark the founding of the World Intellectual Property Organization, otherwise known ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lee Tran & Liang LLP Expands Its Patent Litigation Practice with Two New ...
PR Newswire (press release)May 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Tran & Liang LLP (LTL) bolsters and expands its Intellectual Property (IP) litigation practice with the addition of former Goodwin Proctor partner Vincent Yip and his colleague Peter Wied. Vincent and Peter ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Fox News Guest: Michelle Obama Should Thank Affirmative Action For Her ...
Huffington PostMay 12, 2015

“Why didn't the first lady share the reason why she got into Princeton was probably because of affirmative action?” McGlowan asked. “The reason she became an associate at a law firm was probably because of diversity, that they needed a woman. I'm not ...more »

Missing plane near Dundee: Massive search operation finds crashed light ...
The IndependentMay 3, 2015

The incident comes in the wake of a crash one month ago, involving David Rous and his wife Margaret Ann, of Newport-on-Tay. The couple were flying from Dundee to spend a weekend with family when their PA28 Piper Cherokee light aircraft crashed into ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Lawyers available to offer free legal advice
KOAT AlbuquerqueMay 2, 2015

The call-in runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is sponsored by the State Bar Young Lawyers Division as part of the annual Law Day. Help is available on divorce, child support, landlord-tenant issues, personal injury, employment law, criminal issues and more.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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San Bernardino firefighters leaving city in record numbers
San Bernardino County SunMay 2, 2015

We're in bankruptcy, and even if we weren't in bankruptcy, we have a responsibility to be as efficient as possible.” Generally, lawsuits by the fire union have attempted to stop reductions to firefighters' compensation. Salary for police and ...more »

Litigation
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Law officers in ministries to help reduce government litigation
Economic TimesMay 3, 2015

The Narendra Modi government, which is reviewing the 2010 National Litigation Policy of the previous UPA dispensation, has proposed to attach law officer to each central department to "take a holistic view of litigation" while filing new cases or ...more »

Business Law
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Review: 'Data and Goliath' delves into brave new world of big data, hacking ...
Charleston Post CourierMay 3, 2015

Now, thanks to the Internet, they can personalize their ads for an individual. They do ... If you and your brother, who is more right-wing than you, each goes to his computer and asks Google, “What is the correlation between gun ownership and violent ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Senate Hearing Focuses on Benefits Legislation
Military.comMay 14, 2015

Anthony M. Kurta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, told the panel the Defense Department supports a provision in proposed legislation that would consider active duty performed under the authority of Title 10 U.S ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'Facebook murders' trial update: Defense grills investigators over evidence
Johnson City Press (subscription)May 5, 2015

Related: UPDATED with more photos: First day of testimony in Facebook murder trial wraps up. Jurors also ... Lott said he and Woodard investigated the case together and both were involved in gathering evidence at the crime scene. Defense attorney Tate ...more »

Personal Injury
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A Personal Injury Claim Involving a Patient's Fall on a Wet Hospital Floor Is ...
JD Supra (press release)May 4, 2015

On June 11, 2012, plaintiff filed a complaint for personal injury with a cause of action for premises liability. Defendant hospital moved for summary judgment, arguing that plaintiff's action was time-barred by the one-year statute of limitations ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Our Savior Preschool registering for upcoming school year
The MissoulianMay 2, 2015

Our Savior Lutheran Preschool of Stevensville is registering students for the 2015-16 school year. Our Savior's early childhood program is designed to develop and to enrich socialization and basic skills in boys and girls ages 3 through 5. Parents ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Roanoke medical malpractice case settled quietly — in Botetourt
Roanoke TimesMay 5, 2015

The Roanoke-based health care system and an independent physician's office were accused of medical malpractice in the death of Glenn Garrett. According to the lawsuit, doctors for the providers failed to act after two chest X-rays, taken in 2009 and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Booker and Menendez want to protect active duty troops' credit scores
NJ.comMay 8, 2015

The Military Families Credit Reporting Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory ... Booker has taking a leading role in other consumer protection issues, most notably appearing with President Obama and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate developer played role in Skelos, Silver cases
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMay 10, 2015

Now, two major state laws affecting Glenwood and the real estate industry are set to expire in mid-June: rent control regulations for New York City and its suburbs, and a tax break for new housing developments on vacant properties. And with Skelos ...more »

Memphis police should have body cams by Sept. 1
Memphis Commercial AppealMay 5, 2015

The city posted a request for proposals earlier this year, inviting technology companies to bid on a contract that will not only provide body cams but also dash cameras and vehicle locators for squad cars. Those proposals were returned Friday, and now ...more »

Sports Law
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Law enforcement shifting stance on pot, even if only a bit
WWL First NewsMay 5, 2015

The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association previously opposed developing a way to distribute pot, as allowed under a 1991 medical marijuana law. Now the organization supports a proposal to get medical marijuana to patients with cancer, glaucoma and a form of ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Hannity Gets Schooled By Criminal Defense Attorney About Police Brutality
NewsHounds (blog)May 5, 2015

Sean Hannity got quite an earful about police brutality from criminal defense attorney Rebecca Nitkin – and "tough guy" Hannity couldn't take it. The pretext for the discussion was the tragic death of NYPD officer Brian Moore who was shot and killed in ...more »

Former Center Township CFO gets 18 months for theft
Indianapolis Business JournalMay 2, 2015

He continued spending the money through July 2012, a few months after the FBI, Indiana State Board of Accounts and IRS launched an investigation. The missing ... "The citizens of Marion County deserve better from their public officials," U.S. Attorney...more »

EEOC's new challenge to language in separation agreements
Lexology (registration)May 21, 2015

Fast-forward to 2014, when the EEOC filed two separate suits alleging that the separation agreements at issue violated anti-discrimination laws by placing conditions on severance pay and other separation benefits, and thus improperly interfered with ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Asset protection: Where you form an LLC can make a big difference
Orlando Business Journal (blog)May 5, 2015

Limited liability companies have become the entity of choice for small business owners and are commonly used by professionals in asset protection planning. Choosing to form an LLC instead of a corporation may be prudent, but it raises the question of ...more »

Environmental Law
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TIM CONSTANTINE: The fiction of global warming
Washington TimesMay 6, 2015

NextGen Climate tells us 2006 legislation in California, a cap and trade bill designed to force businesses to use alternative energy sources, demonstrates the success of climate change legislation. Thanks to the state law we're told, California has ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Briefcase
Albuquerque JournalMay 4, 2015

Types of cases handled include foreclosure, landlord/tenant, kinship/guardianship, immigration, public benefits, bankruptcy, wills/probate, power of attorney, unemployment and creditor/debtor. Attendees should bring all related paperwork with them to ...more »

Family Law
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Critchell v Critchell [2015] EWCA Civ 436
Family Law WeekMay 6, 2015

It was further provided that the charge was not to be exercisable without leave of the court while any child of the family in occupation of the property was still a minor, or was of full age but still in full time secondary education. The order also ...more »

Workers Compensation
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You Can't Fix Stupid, But You Can Exhibit It At Conferences
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 4, 2015

Sometimes you only have to be patient to find the golden nugget that proves an hypothesis or theory that you have long maintained. It is something that you have known in your heart is true, yet you have been unable to substantiate it to your own ...more »

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