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Overseas Product Liability Claims
InsideCounselSeptember 29, 2016

When you do identify a prospect, check the lawyer's credentials on the law firm website. You will want counsel with significant litigation experience in the venue, who has handled product liability cases and who has worked with American clients. Once ...more »

What Corporate Lawyers Think About Millennials
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 29, 2016

The millennial revolution is only now spreading to corporate legal departments, as more twenty-somethings graduate law school and hop along the stepping stones to an in-house career. For corporate counsel, the rise of the millennial and retirement of ...more »

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Administrative Law
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El Paso fighting to recover voice on powerful board
KVIA El PasoOctober 28, 2016

After further review of the proposed changes, it is my belief that the board's actions on October 21 does not comply with requirements set forth in title 21, chapter 450 of the United States code of federal regulations," Perez wrote. City Council ...more »

Environmental Law
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Philadelphia's Approach to Nuisance Abatement on Vacant Properties
The Legal IntelligencerOctober 27, 2016

That program proceeds under city ordinances and regulations, and not the more familiar state environmental laws. A special unit ... There are approximately 40,000 vacant lots in Philadelphia, and of those, more than 300 are illegal dumping sites. A ...more »

Animal Law
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MSU quarterback Ruddick charged in animal abuse case
Springfield News-LeaderOctober 27, 2016

Missouri State quarterback Breck Ruddick will be arraigned on charges of cruelty to animals and dog at large on Nov. 15, stemming from a September incident ...more »

Immigration Law
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Lessons From Scandinavian Immigration Law
Wall Street JournalOctober 6, 2016

Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Mike Pompeo's argument for immigration restrictions (“What We Learned in Scandinavia About Migrants,” op-ed, Sept. 27) reaches wrong conclusions from wrong premises. They assume that immigrants are a net burden on society: ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Free: Grand Avenue Cultural Fest
NBC Southern CaliforniaOctober 27, 2016

Get up-close with "more than 10 participating cultural institutions along Grand Avenue" on Oct. 29, including The Broad, REDCAT, and MOCA. Activities include nabbing a chance to play conductor to "a small orchestra," or visiting the LA Phil's ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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"Third View" of Bare Metal Defense in Asbestos Litigation Further Complicates Applicability
JD Supra (press release)October 25, 2016

Oct. 4, 2016) that enunciates what it calls a “third view” on the so-called “bare metal defense” for asbestos litigation. This “third view” introduces further uncertainty into the ever-changing landscape of the “bare metal defense” and would require ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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I Pretended To Be Black To Get Into Med School - Now I'm Supporting Trump To End Affirmative Action
Independent Journal ReviewOctober 24, 2016

It's brave for Trump to question whether the sitting president benefited from the racially discriminatory policy of affirmative action that the Obama administration supports. After all, Michelle Obama called her husband a “bum” while he was a college ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Insolvency And Bankruptcy Law To Be Operational By Year End
SwarajyaOctober 25, 2016

The government expects the entire Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law to become operational by end-December, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said today (25 October). "We have a definite roadmap to implement the bankruptcy law, the Ministry of ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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More Waymon Manor residents claim mold is taking over homes ...
KXXV News Channel 25October 22, 2016

The Waymon Manor Apartments in Temple are in the spotlight again after more tenants are coming forward about issues in their apartment.more »

Business Law
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DOJ, FTC team up to produce antitrust law guide for HR leaders
HR DiveOctober 25, 2016

HR professionals in charge of hiring and compensation decisions may be in the best position to protect their organizations from violating antitrust laws for employment. That's why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Dept. of Justice's ...more »

Personal Injury
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Toxic Tort Law Alert - Furfuryl Alcohol Added to Prop 65 List - Lexology
Lexology (registration)October 7, 2016

On Sept. 30, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added furfuryl alcohol, CAS No. 90-00-0, to the Prop 65 list of chemicals known to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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This Could Be The Beginning Of The End Of The Supreme Court As We Know It
Huffington PostOctober 26, 2016

“As a matter of constitutional law, the Senate is fully within its powers to let the Supreme Court die out, literally,” wrote the Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro in a column Wednesday on The Federalist. Shapiro is well-versed in constitutional issues ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Legal considerations for real estate lenders in France (2/4); Structuring considerations
Lexology (registration)October 26, 2016

This is the second in our series of four articles examining the legal considerations that non-French real estate lenders should examine when financing commercial real estate in France in a non-distressed context. It is reminded that the considerations ...more »

Consumer Protection
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6 Mistakes You Can Make With a Rewards Credit Card News (blog)October 26, 2016

Rewards credit cards can be amazing financial tools, as few products exist that actually pay you to use them. It's easy to get caught up in trying to earn valuable points, miles and cash back for the kind of spending you would normally make. But behind ...more »

Audit: Montana breaks law by housing adults in youth prisons
Billings GazetteOctober 4, 2016

Batista wrote in response that along with the laws the audit cites, another state law requires that the department use its resources at maximum efficiency. The department decided to follow that law because of the low youth offender population, excess ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Top five DUI Defense lawyers in Los Angeles
Headlines & Global NewsOctober 27, 2016

When charged with DUI or driving under the influence, there are lot of things that can go wrong. Things that can ruin your career or have a devastating impact in your life. Choosing the right attorney is one of the most critical decisions you need to make.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Power of Attorney: Preparing for the Unexpected | Markets-and ...
Madison.comOctober 26, 2016

It's hard to imagine that there could come a time when you won't be able to make important financial decisions on your own. Unfortunately, there's a chance that ...more »

RABBLE ROUSER: NJ practices age discrimination
Cherry Hill Courier PostOctober 10, 2016

Unfortunately, New Jersey law allows that only until you reach the age of 75. Then you are no longer permitted to defend yourself or anyone else with a firearm. New Jersey law practices age discrimination. There is no option, no mechanism provided to ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Robert Washburn unopposed in bid for Somerset County probate bench
Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelOctober 24, 2016

8 is Victoria Hatch, the register of probate. Hatch, 41, of Skowhegan, has been register since 2001. She performs work on probate wills, adoptions, name changes and guardianships. She prepares court documents for Washburn and sits in as the clerk of ...more »


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