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Six teens charged in Napa High School hazing case
Santa Rosa Press DemocratMay 27, 2017

Haley did not disclose details of the charges filed against the six teens in Napa County Juvenile Court, citing confidentiality laws surrounding juvenile court proceedings. Investigations by Napa High School and the Napa Valley Unified School District ...more »

Refugees from Vietnam infuse culture into food dishes at local ...
KERO 23ABC NewsMay 27, 2017

Ken Chung and Rhonda Chung, along with their mom and brother Will, came to America in 1989 after a year and a half long journey from Vietnam.more »

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Administrative Law
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Pinellas licensing board executive director settled hundreds of cases without getting his board's approval
Tampabay.comMay 27, 2017

Division of Administrative Hearings Chief Deputy Judge Lisa Nelson said a judge or other presiding official can hold voluntary meetings to discuss evidence and procedures. But any recommendation that stems from such a meeting, including fines or ...more »

Family Law
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Division of Military Retirement Benefits Blog (blog)June 2, 2017

The court further found that because John had made his waiver after, rather than before, the family court divided his military retired pay, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Mansell did not control the case, and thus federal law did not preempt the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Insurer Can Deny Coverage For Lost Cargo Suit, Judge Says ...
Law360 (subscription)May 31, 2017

A New York federal court Tuesday upheld the decision of a nonprofit marine insurance association to deny coverage to TransAtlantic Lines LLC over costs ...more »

Health Care Law
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Grassley, Ernst cast doubt on health care law repeal
Quad City TimesMay 31, 2017

FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Lowering expectations, Iowa's two Republican senators say the long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” is ...more »

Immigration Law
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Berlin Rabbi, German FM discuss preventing radicalism among Syrian refugees
The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2017

A recent poll of nearly 800 refugees conducted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation found that more than half the asylum seekers in Bavaria subscribe to classic antisemitic views about Jewish power. Their countries of origin of those polled were Syria ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Authoritarianism Comes with a Huge Price
HuffPostMay 31, 2017

Diplomacy, on the other hand, works through mediation and other forms of consensual dispute resolution (CDR). As the name implies, the parties to such processes resolve their conflicts through mutual consent, without obtaining such consent through ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Former SPCDF president defends foundation
Commonwealth Journal's HistoryJune 11, 2017

Brown's letter cited the county's occupational tax ordinance for the allotment of “20 percent of the gross net proceeds of this tax” toward “the Industrial Fund (the Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation).” ... did include language to ensure ...more »

Animal Law
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Vermont has new law banning sexual abuse of animals
Washington TimesJune 9, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont has a new law that explicitly bans human sexual abuse of animals. The Humane Society of the United States says that 44 states have passed laws prohibiting sexual abuse of animals and 21 states treat ...more »

Intellectual Property
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With a Supreme Court hostile to inventors, venture capital and many startups moving to China
IPWatchdog.comJune 1, 2017

They just need to make it sound like Congress may pass it and the Supreme Court will just do it for them, as if the Court can't help themselves but to meddle in patent politics as they continue to disrupt generations of well settled patent law with ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Litigation Finance Firm Offers Revolutionary Program For Women Lawyers With Families
Above the LawJune 7, 2017

happy lawyer baby Where do litigators go when they're no longer interested in law firm life? In recent years, the hot new trend has been for lawyers to leave their firms to join the growing field of litigation finance. One leading group in the industry ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Woods & Aitken LLP
Omaha World-HeraldJune 11, 2017

She is committed to providing practical advice and zealous advocacy to management and human resource professionals navigating the complexities of legal issues, including: employment policies, collective bargaining, contract negotiation, performance ...more »

Aviation official suspended for misconduct
Mumbai MirrorJune 6, 2017

BS Tiwary's lawyer says he is being penalised for getting a stay order from CAT on his transfer to Imphal. A deputy director of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Mumbai region, has been suspended for alleged misconduct. The order, dated May ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Sober house rules: support and tough love on road to recovery in ...
Taunton Daily GazetteMay 28, 2017

TAUNTON - Armand Emond says his Union Street sober house doesn't deserve the bad rap it's been getting from some quarters. “I'm tired of people in recovery ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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NFL fighting youth charity over gambling policy
KSDKJune 12, 2017

Even after the league recently approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to the casino capital of Las Vegas, this case also shows NFL is still heavily invested in the notion that casinos are bad places for players and children alike. ... “After ...more »

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ECHD members 'educated' on retiree healthcare benefit litigation
Odessa AmericanJune 10, 2017

Ector County Hospital District board members spent the better part of three hours behind closed doors Tuesday night discussing the retiree health benefit situation currently still in litigation. “A majority of the time was spent educating us on the ...more »

Business Law
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Law Would Censor Pot Ads That Appear to Woo Children
L.A. WeeklyMay 31, 2017

Monterey Park state Assemblyman Ed Chau's legislation, AB 76, would ban online cannabis ads that target minors or folks under 21. It would "protect children from marijuana exposure," according to his office. According to a fact sheet it would prohibit ...more »

Personal Injury
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Can you prove about your personal injury at work?
ThyBlackManMay 31, 2017

In some cases, if an injury was severe, it may be discussed at the next health and safety meeting by your employers. You should be able to request these minutes either by yourself or through your Atlanta personal injury lawyer. If the case were to go ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Former Camden County fire chief admits using firehouse computer for child porn
New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioMay 31, 2017

“Distribution of child pornography is an abhorrent crime that promotes and creates a market for the sexual exploitation of innocent children,” Attorney General Christopher Porrino said. “By using his position as fire chief to commit these crimes with ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Sneak Peek: Stay Safe – Do You Know How to Avoid Violence?
WisBarJune 12, 2017

In “Nationwide Trend: Rethinking the Money Bail System,” Kenechukwu Okocha, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, looks at trends in money bail systems nationwide, with a focus on Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. The latter has ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Attorney John Morgan plans to sue over medical pot law
News ChiefJune 11, 2017

The Florida Legislature's passage of a bill to enact the state's constitutional amendment expanding the use of medical marijuana has ended one chapter in the battle over setting up regulations for the nascent industry. But pro-pot supporters say it ...more »

Real Estate Law
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5 potential risks you face with rental properties
Inman.comJune 9, 2017

When investing in less than ideal neighborhoods, you need to remember that crime rates are generally higher. Owning a piece of property in a high crime area means vandalism and burglary are real threats. Not only could this leave you with costly ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Man in Dubai court over Dh138,000 credit card fraud
The NationalJune 12, 2017

DUBAI // A jobless Emirati spent Dh138,000 on a credit card he took out in another man's name after forging his passport and salary certificate, a court has heard. In March last year the victim, an Emirati soldier, 44, said he received a call from RAK ...more »

Vegas Strip Club Owner Faces Prison For Tax Evasion
ForbesJune 9, 2017

A man who once owned a Las Vegas strip club has pleaded guilty to evading employment taxes. According to documents filed in court, Frederick John Rizzolo, 58, of Las Vegas, who previously owned the Crazy Horse Too strip club, evaded paying more than ...more »

Michael Vick says he wants to sign a one-day contract, retire with the Falcons
CBSSports.comMay 28, 2017

The Falcons moved on by drafting Matt Ryan in 2008. Meanwhile, Vick went on to play for the Eagles, Jets, and Steelers and found work as a backup quarterback in recent seasons. Earlier this month, Vick was in the news because he's reportedly expected ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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What Is the Emoluments Clause and What Does It Mean for the President?
NBCNews.comJune 12, 2017

President Donald Trump's business career continues to raise legal and ethical questions, one of which is whether he is in violation of the Emoluments Clause. The Clause, which forbids government officials from accepting payments and gifts from foreign ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Hate crimes on the rise in America
Raw StoryJune 10, 2017

The FBI defines hate crimes as: "A criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Why drafting Lauri Markkanen makes sense for the Miami Heat
All U Can HeatJune 10, 2017

The Miami Heat hold the 14th pick in this year's draft. With a deep draft class, they have the chance of drafting a special talent. With the NBA draft just under two weeks away, rumors and speculation on what the Miami Heat will do have already been ...more »

Bernie Sanders inflates Trump tax plan benefits to billionaires ...
PolitiFactMay 31, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called President Donald Trump's budget a massive transfer of wealth from working families, the elderly, children, the sick and the poor ...more »

Workers Compensation
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340 workers' comp claims in 2016
Saipan TribuneMay 30, 2017

At the same time, Workers' Compensation director Frank Cabrera said the law that created the workers' compensation program, Public Law 6-93, is effective and in operation to this day. In fact, the commission is the last clearinghouse for all and any ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ohio EPA spending $6 million to clean up Arco dump in East Cleveland
cleveland.comJune 1, 2017

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - The state EPA is coming to the rescue of Noble Road residents, spending $6 million to remove construction debris from a 6-acre illegal dump which towers over their homes. By the end of July, trucks will begin emptying out the ...more »


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