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Tempe PD cites driver after fatal SUV-motorcycle wreck
Arizona RepublicSeptember 25, 2014

Zarchin was cited for causing death by a moving violation, a misdemeanor traffic violation, and for failure to yield while turning left at an intersection, a civil traffic violation, Carbajal said. The collision closed the intersection of College and ...more »

China Steel Mills Hawk Rebar on Alibaba to Export Surplus
BloombergSeptember 25, 2014

South Korea is the biggest so far this year, followed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore, according to customs data. Brazil, a former net ... Some of those shipments may spark trade disputes that could reduce purchases. The U.S ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Editorial: Time for answers on paid administrative leave
Federal TimesOctober 24, 2014

But in the federal sector, due process often gets perverted: Administrative procedures and hearings to resolve personnel matters can take years in some cases. Common sense, balance, accountability and fiscal responsibility also must be part of the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Preparing For The Health Law's Second Lap
Kaiser Health NewsOctober 10, 2014

As new Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell talked with reporters Thursday about plans and expectations for Obamacare's second year, there are still some big question marks about the landscape for the health-care law when ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The NFL can't 'get it right' unless Roger Goodell testifies in the Ray Rice appeal
SB NationOctober 22, 2014

The world will soon learn whether Goodell has to make the most important appearance outside the friendly confines of the league's Park Avenue offices this week when Judge Barbara Jones decides whether Goodell will testify at Rice's appeal on Nov.more »

Immigration Law
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Linda Chavez makes small-government argument for immigration reform
Watchdog.orgOctober 16, 2014

“We have a law now that says if you want to have somebody mow your lawn every week, you better check their papers and you better keep a record … and keep the documentation for five years. And if you ... That's big government and Big Brother writ large …more »

Industrial Development Law
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Agri-business park founder hopes to apply for medical marijuana license
Glens Falls Post-StarOctober 24, 2014

Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, was the main sponsor of the Compassionate Care Act, which allows for medical marijuana in the state, though growing is not expected to start until 2016. “I have been working ... We also have the possibility of a ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Christie's and Sotheby's Differ on Handling of 2 Schieles
New York TimesOctober 24, 2014

The difficulties become particularly acute in cases like Grünbaum's, where there are conflicting accounts, large gaps in the records and differing notions of what constitutes a just resolution. Like Sotheby's, several museums that own Schieles once in ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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On the Move: Womble Picks Up Litigation Team From Smith Moore
Daily Report (registration)October 14, 2014

"Life insurance and financial services litigation increasingly have become points of emphasis for our firm, so it makes sense to bring such a strong team in these fields to Womble Carlyle," said the managing partner of the firm's Atlanta office ...more »

Animal Law
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Southern Pines hosting combating animal cruelty seminar
WDAM-TVOctober 14, 2014

"This seminar will help the general public better understand the animal cruelty laws in the state," said Katherine Sammons, SPAS Operations Manager. "We get calls on a daily basis about cruelty or neglect cases. A neighbor may see a dog chained up or ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Rights In Defense Industry: Beyond The Intangibility In ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 24, 2014

The intellectual property rights (IP) are conceptually is linked to both intellectual and industrial rights in Turkish legislation. Intellectual property rights are almost related to the intellectual and artistic works, linked rights (neighboring ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Joe Biden is not your “average Joe” or is he?
The News-PressOctober 23, 2014

Despite the disgraceful ejection from our military, Hunter's Connecticut law license won't be subject to automatic review. Because, well, Biden. Biden's bennies are not just one-offs. Skating by, flouting rules and extracting favors are the ... Cooper ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Ohio Statehouse, gubernatorial candidates state where they stand on right to work
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comOctober 13, 2014

In 2011, Ohioans shared their opinion on Senate Bill 5 Issue 2, which was to limit collective bargaining for public employees, and to prevent unions from charging fair share dues to nonunion employees. I would work against implementing right to work ...more »

Fraim paid $1400 to jet to Baltimore Waterside talks
The Virginian-PilotOctober 23, 2014

Back in June, when a concern arose, Mayor Paul Fraim, City Attorney Bernard Pishko and City Manager Marcus Jones arranged on short notice to fly on a private plane to Baltimore to meet with representatives from Cordish. The flight did not cost city ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New case law on "tenant fault" grounds under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
Lexology (registration)October 20, 2014

The Court of Appeal has provided some useful guidance on when a tenant ought not to be granted a new tenancy in lease renewal proceedings that are opposed by the landlord on one of the "tenant fault" grounds. Case law on these grounds is rare, and so ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Governor hopefuls answer 9 questions
Post-BulletinOctober 24, 2014

DAYTON: First, I will propose expanding the Child and Dependent Care tax credit to help Minnesota families better afford the rising costs of caring for their children, while they are working. Second, I will expand early ... Third, I will make a ...more »

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PTO Litigation Center Report – October 21, 2014
The National Law ReviewOctober 21, 2014

Some states have laws and ethical rules regarding solicitation and advertisement practices by attorneys and/or other professionals. The National Law Review is not a law firm nor is intended to be a referral service for attorneys ...more »

Business Law
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Nothing Personal
Corporate Counsel (registration)October 23, 2014

Doing business in China gets more complicated every week. Or so it seems. The antitrust cases the government brought this summer against a panoply of foreign car manufacturers is one example, and it attracted a great deal of attention. But the ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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White House Opposes Nazi Benefit Payments
Military.comOctober 21, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Join RGJ for live chat on prep football Week 9
USA TODAY High School SportsOctober 24, 2014

The RGJ will host a live high school football chat and provide live updates from Week 9 at 7 p.m. Friday. Join fellow high school sports fans in a friendly discussion, or use the hashtag #RGJpreps on Twitter. Please keep comments friendly. Score ...more »

Personal Injury
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How to protect your business from a personal injury claim
bdailyOctober 21, 2014

Workplace injuries can have a huge impact on a business - leading to staff absences and costly compensation claims. A workplace injury can be defined generally as any injury or illness that is sustained as a direct consequence of an employee ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Glitter Political: For Renée McElhaney, constitutional law is a piece of cake
San Antonio CurrentOctober 23, 2014

Renée McElhaney's ability to “take really deep concepts of the law and turn them into something that a regular person can understand”—developed and mastered through her experience as a school teacher—has brought her a fair share of praise and ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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New test applied for legal malpractice suits
Brooklyn Daily EagleOctober 23, 2014

In a ruling made public Thursday, the justices made it clear that a wronged client's ability to bring a malpractice suit against their attorney hinges on whether or not there was a likelihood of success on the appeal of the client's original legal...more »

Consumer Protection
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Govt Drafts Consumer Protection Bill
The HeraldOctober 13, 2014

... consumer confidence, empowerment and the development of culture of consumer responsibility through individual and group education, vigilant advocacy and activism; providing a consistent, accessible and efficient system of resolution of disputes...more »

Real Estate Law
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Law firms are 'rightsizing' their office spaces
Boston GlobeOctober 23, 2014

Generally, law firms have clung to a very traditional approach to “workplace needs and strategy,” but current market conditions, such as a shortage of available office space, may nudge law firms to “mimic workplace strategies of their corporate peers ...more »

Insight Publication 2014
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 23, 2014

Sustainability is becoming an issue in many marketplaces, and being seen as a corporate obligation in the business world. What economists used to call unquantifiable externalities some ten years ago is rapidly becoming a headline consideration, and ...more »

Sports Law
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Holland & Knight LLP | Holland & Knight Sports Law Attorney David Lisko Earns ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)October 22, 2014

Tampa, Fla. (October 21, 2014) – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Tampa-based associate David Lisko has successfully completed the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) certification exam and is now a certified NFL agent ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Noted criminal defense lawyer opens office
Newnan Times-HeraldOctober 5, 2014

Berstein has received many prestigious awards connected to her commitment to justice. In 2009, she along with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and NYU Law School's Brennan Center for Justice received the John Jay College Justice Award.more »

Will the Real Progressive Please Stand Up
Bay Area IndymediaOctober 19, 2014

Yet, in October 2011 City Hall and FFSH sent out a press release announcing a $250,000 grant to the Fresno Housing Authority, but evidence of that contribution is not included in the IRS reports they filed for that year. While homeless ... The many ...more »

7th Circuit: physician denied leave and terminated not 'employee' under ...
Lexology (registration)October 21, 2014

2002), in which the court found that a group of law firm partners were "employees" who could pursue age discrimination claims against the defendant law firm. In contrast, the court explained that the plaintiff was part of the board at her medical group ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Verizon Hints at Online Video Future in Comments to FCC on MVPDs
Bloomberg BNAOctober 22, 2014

In January, Verizon also expanded its cloud-based media production and delivery capabilities with the acquisition of Intel Media, including intellectual property rights and other assets underlying the OnCue Cloud TV platform. In a Jan. ... If Sky Angel ...more »

Environmental Law
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The Future of Energy: How to Transition to a Renewable Economy
Greentech MediaOctober 22, 2014

This is an example of Kurzweil's law of accelerating returns. Time will tell if I'm right. The next big wave is energy storage. It's nowhere near as certain as the solar wave, and its swell is now only barely perceptible. But with the right policy ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Owdziej vs. Van den Bergh: Probate judge candidates discuss their top priorities
The Ann Arbor NewsOctober 23, 2014

I was the Deputy Probate Register for 3 1/2 years, deciding all estate cases filed by application, I instructed all newly appointed guardians/conservators and conducted minor guardianship hrgs. I was recently appointed Probate Judge and am doing both ...more »

Family Law
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Revised regulations published for conversion of civil partnerships into marriages
Family Law WeekOctober 16, 2014

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Workers Compensation
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Estimating The Effect Of California's Fee Schedule Changes (press release)October 23, 2014

To better understand the possible effect of these changes on prices and payments in California relative to other states, as well as their potential impact on behavior and access to care, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has released a ...more »


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