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Consolidated Communications Holdings' (CNSL) CEO Bob Currey on Q2 2014 ...
Seeking Alpha (registration)August 2, 2014

This call may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Securities Laws. ... While we've seen some price compression in the backhaul sector, recurring revenues and the link of the contracts provide for continued attractive ...more »

Mental evaluation ordered for accused Bellagio robber
Las Vegas Review-JournalAugust 2, 2014

A federal magistrate ordered a mental health evaluation Friday for the man charged in the robberies of the Bellagio casino and a Las Vegas bank. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen ordered the evaluation after Scott Carmitchel, a felon from ... Leen said ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Police-Chief Zhou's Trial Tests Xi's Pledge to Build Rule of Law
BloombergAugust 4, 2014

China ranked 92nd out of 99 countries for constraints on government powers in the World Justice Project's 2014 Rule of Law Index. The country is governed both through its constitution, which details the administrative power of the government, and the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Experts shed light on health care law
Gainesville TimesAugust 13, 2014

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville. The forum has been held every year for the last three years, with many of the same people attending, because each year there ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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1952 saw two plays at Vernon Junior High
Marion StarAugust 2, 2014

Two one-act plays, “Ghost For Rent” concerns four teenagers who decide to have a little fun by answering an advertisement in the classified section of their newspaper. ... Mr. Jones, the Maxwell's guardian angel, steps in just in time and saves the ...more »

Immigration Law
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WH: Obama undecided on immigration steps
USA TODAYAugust 3, 2014

Steve King, R-Iowa, said: "If the president has decided that he simply is not going to enforce any immigration law ... (then) I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution and that includes that 'i' word that ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New building on Maine Wharf reflects Portland's changing waterfront
Press HeraldAugust 7, 2014

In many ways, the building symbolizes Portland's changing waterfront, once the well-protected domain of ground fishermen, lobstermen, warehouses and industrial users. A series of zoning changes in recent ... But not far away on Merrill's Wharf, a ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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CEO solves decade-old waqf case in a month
Times of IndiaAugust 2, 2014

AURANGABAD: For the first time in the history of the Maharashtra state wakf board, its chief executive officer has mediated successfully to solve a decade-old case in a month's time. The case had invited a contempt notice from the Bombay high court for ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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No insurance for car 'carelessly driven' in waterlogged area
Economic TimesAugust 3, 2014

West Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by Bimla Makin, rejected the plea of Gujranwala Jewellers seeking Rs 5,12,357 from Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd, with which the car was insured, for the damaged vehicle.more »

Animal Law
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Schiff Hardin | Animal Law: Past
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)August 4, 2014

Schiff Hardin partner Bruce A. Wagman will present "Animal Law: Past, Present and Future," a live webinar providing a brief overview of the rapidly expanding field of animal law. Mr. Wagman, a member of the firm's Litigation Group, focuses his ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Moore & Van Allen's Intellectual Property, Corporate and Financial Services ...
PR.com (press release)August 6, 2014

The Firm has welcomed Minnie Kim to its Charlotte office Intellectual Property team as an associate. Additionally, Charlotte Corporate Associate Benjamin D. Hicks and Charlotte Financial Services Associate Andrew R. Price have both been admitted to the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Liberty Mutual liability reinsurance deal with Berkshire Hathaway raises questions
Business InsuranceAugust 3, 2014

“What we've seen before is that when Berkshire Hathaway does step in and they're ultimately responsible for some of these longer-tail liabilities, the time to get claims paid does lengthen,” said Jeremy M. King, a partner and insurance coverage ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Labor steps up big-time to help pass paid sick leave
NwlaborpressAugust 11, 2014

Activists in Eugene, Oregon, are celebrating a major win for workers' rights and public health: A city ordinance mandating paid sick leave. The ordinance ... And it doesn't apply to construction industry workers who are covered by a collective...more »

Footage released of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash site
Telegraph.co.ukAugust 2, 2014

The remains of at least 80 people are believed to still lay unrecovered at the crash site. Evidence discovered on the scene is first identified and then photographed by searchers. They are then put into bags by recovery workers wearing protective ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord and Tenant Dispute
Beartooth NBCAugust 5, 2014

Law enforcement officials have made no arrests in the case of a landlord and tenant dispute that resulted in several shots being fired Monday morning. The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the shooting, which occurred ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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How much councils have lost in unpaid parking fines?
ITV NewsAugust 2, 2014

Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images. LGA economy and transport board chairman Peter Box wants a central database introduced to allow the Government to get tougher on people failing to register their vehicle. He said: "Drivers of foreign ...more »

Litigation
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What To Expect When You Are Expecting Construction Litigation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 4, 2014

Delays in construction projects can lead to a cascade of negative financial repercussions for both owners and their contractors. The parties may even wind up in court. Calculating damages in these cases can prove especially tricky when an owner causes ...more »

Business Law
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Crime Stoppers now allows tips by text
Jacksonville Daily NewsAugust 2, 2014

“The public found the Text-A-Tip application independently of any advertising or public roll out,” said Purcell, who is also a member of the Crime Stoppers auxiliary board. “That told us that the ability to submit tips by text and other new technology ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Married Gay Vets' Next Battle Is Equal VA Benefits
Military.comAugust 4, 2014

... Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act that expanded federal benefits to same-sex married couples, Veterans Affairs is one of the federal government's last holdouts for reform. Gay service members can serve openly in the ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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ID thieves these days want your number, not your name
Columbus DispatchAugust 3, 2014

With more-traditional true-name crimes, when banks and credit-card issuers detect suspicious activity, they'll notify the affected customers and, if necessary, freeze any accounts that have been compromised. In contrast, with ... “If the computer doesn ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury bulletin: liability
Lexology (registration)August 20, 2014

The Claimant was walking, with her sister Vicky, from her home to a bus stop on the A588 to catch a bus to school. The Claimant was aged 14 years and 8 months. As the Claimant crossed to reach the bus stop she was knocked over by the Defendant ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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PML-N believes in strengthening constitution, law: Mashhood
Business RecorderAugust 9, 2014

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister, Rana Mashhood said that doors of talks always remain open in politics and the PML-N government believed in strengthening law and the constitution. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he said that a game was ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Marriage rights began before marriage law, court rules
Gay People ChronicleAugust 3, 2014

The unanimous ruling came in the case of a woman whose wife died from alleged medical malpractice. At the time of her death, only opposite-sex spouses were allowed to sue ... “Because there was a time when many same-sex couples couldn't marry, they ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Chief Compliance Officer
Lincoln Journal StarAugust 16, 2014

The CCO will ensure the development and maintenance of a strong compliance program through strict adherence with applicable consumer protection laws, regulations, Congressional directives and best practices that govern the Company and its products ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Figuring Out Fixtures
New York Law Journal (registration)August 7, 2014

Fixtures occupy a unique position in commercial law—namely the intersection between real and personal property. As such, the issues relating to these assets are sometimes not fully appreciated by both real estate lenders, who often assume that their ...more »

Flagler County candidates attend Chamber forum
Daytona Beach News-JournalAugust 5, 2014

PALM COAST — All four Flagler County Commission candidates said Monday they want to reduce government involvement because it would be the best way to incite commercial growth, but the disagreement came after the incumbents said they were driving ...more »

Sports Law
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Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty
Asbury Park PressAugust 5, 2014

Michael McCann, director of the sports and entertainment law center at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, said it's unlikely that the players involved in this scandal will face criminal charges, unless there's any evidence that a player ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Former public defender looks back on career
Citizens VoiceAugust 17, 2014

Bott handled domestic, personal injury, wills, estates, workman's compensation and Social Security disability claims in his 40 years as an attorney in Hazleton. But he is best known for his criminal defense work. Bott spent 30 years as a part-time ...more »

Ex-manager guilty of $170K Catholic school theft
Chron.comAugust 6, 2014

The thefts came to light when Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico ordered an audit after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $301,000 lien against the school in February 2013 for unpaid federal income taxes. That occurred because the school ... saying he ...more »

Money Talk: When the In-Laws Can't Pay Their Mortgage
Valley NewsAugust 24, 2014

Your Medicare premiums are also likely to rise based on your higher modified adjusted gross income, said Jay Nawrocki, senior health care law analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. The income used to determine Medicare premiums is the modified ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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BUSINESS PEOPLE
Sarasota Herald-TribuneAugust 4, 2014

His practice focuses on asset protection, corporate and business law, civil litigation with an emphasis in contract, commercial and construction disputes, and real estate. Lashway is named a Rising Star for the second time. This honor recognizes ...more »

Environmental Law
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Russia and Germany – new opportunities today?
Nuclear EngineeringAugust 6, 2014

Another interesting feature is a new law approved by the German cabinet, which aims to keep down the costs and slow the rate of growth of renewable energy. Subsidies aimed at stimulating the growth of renewables have now driven up consumer prices.more »

Wills & Probate
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Dallas Attorney Allan Wittenberg Receives Pro Bono Recognition from Texas ...
PR Web (press release)August 10, 2014

... wills, guardianship and probate law. In addition, they focus on the areas of business and corporate law including formations, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, transactions and contract drafting and ...more »

Family Law
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Information Commissioner 'sounds the alarm' on data breaches within the legal ...
Family Law WeekAugust 7, 2014

Family Law Week · Home · Create account · Subscribe to our CPD · Current CPD Courses · News · News Feeds · News Archive · Judgments · Articles · Podcasts · PDs & Guidance · Monthly Newsletters · Recruitment · Advertising on FLW · About Us · Contact ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Study Investigates Effectiveness of Compounds
WorkersCompensation.com (press release) (blog)August 13, 2014

Our recent study with CompPharma, a consortium of workers' compensation pharmacy benefit managers, found no clinical evidence that compounded medications commonly used in workers' compensation are more effective than commercially available, ...more »

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