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Politics is interfering with the rule of law, and that bodes ill for the United States
Alaska Dispatch NewsMarch 27, 2017

Some 500 "sanctuary" cities and counties have decided for political reasons that federal immigration law does not fully apply within their jurisdictions. They have done so with impunity, believing that illegal immigration is a winning political issue ...more »

US women's hockey players hoping for wage dispute resolution - CBS46 News
CBS46 News AtlantaMarch 27, 2017

The U.S. women's hockey team remains hopeful it can resolve its ongoing dispute with USA Hockey in time to participate in the world championships. The women also might be getting support in their quest for equitable pay from the men who wear the same ...more »

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Administrative Law
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MPs voice concerns on abuse via new administrative law
The Daily Herald (press release)April 5, 2017

The draft amendment to the administrative law seeks to give specific civil servants in all ministries the power to give offenders notice and issue a warning in an attempt to rectify the problem. If that procedure does not get action from an offender, e ...more »

Health Care Law
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The GOP Can't Stop Blaming Each Other Over Their Health Care Failure
TIMEMarch 27, 2017

The failed GOP bill, which party leaders withdrew shortly before a House vote that was doomed to failure, would have repealed much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. It would have voided its tax penalties on people for not buying ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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NYISO Management Committee Briefs
RTO InsiderApril 4, 2017

The change is in response to an error discovered last year, which led the ISO to declare a “Market Problem” in November and to seek a waiver from FERC, allowing it to continue using the current software until revisions to the Tariff and software are ...more »

Immigration Law
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Jeff Sessions is wrong on immigration law, and he knows it
The Boston GlobeMarch 28, 2017

Sessions conveniently failed to mention that the sketchy memo did not find any state or local jurisdiction had actually violated the law. Nor did it recommend that public safety funds be withheld. In fact, there is nothing in the federal immigration ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Duty to Consult does not Apply to all Aboriginal Concerns
Lexology (registration)April 12, 2017

The issue for the BRFN was the concern that the LTRA would incentivize oil and gas development in its traditional territory, and would in turn increase industrial development, further impeding the ability of BRFN members to exercise their Treaty rights ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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US women's hockey players hoping for wage dispute resolution
The HeraldMarch 27, 2017

The U.S. women's hockey team remains hopeful it can resolve its ongoing dispute with USA Hockey in time to participate in the world championships. The women also might be getting support in their quest for equitable pay from the men who wear the same ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Charlottesville's insurance carrier won't represent city in lawsuit over Lee, Jackson parks
Richmond.comApril 21, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE — City Attorney Craig Brown and his staff will have to carry the burden of defending Charlottesville in a lawsuit over its efforts to remove Confederate monuments. The city's insurance carrier, the Virginia Municipal League, has ...more »

Animal Law
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Law update for animal organizations set in Dartmouth
SouthCoastToday.comMarch 29, 2017

With more than 40 animal organizations serving SouthCoast, the Legal Center for Nonprofits has teamed up with the Community Development Clinic at UMass School of Law in Dartmouth to present an update on animal law as it affects the day-to-day ...more »

Intellectual Property
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BRIEF-Natural Alternatives International announces extension of ...
ReutersApril 3, 2017

Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Records-law exemption abandoned by its sponsor
Arkansas OnlineApril 4, 2017

The Senate sponsor of a bill intended to shield attorney-client communications in government agencies from the state's open-records law said Monday that he decided not to push for Senate approval of his House-amended bill because "it would have caused ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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UM's affirmative action absurdity
The Detroit NewsApril 14, 2017

Over a decade ago, in 2006, democracy had its day when 58 percent of the Michigan electorate voted to pass Proposal 2 which bars public institutions “from using affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based ...more »

Tennessee family killed in plane crash
WBIR.comMarch 27, 2017

USJ will have youth pastors and counselors on campus over the next few days to help students and faculty cope following the fatal plane crash. Alabama police have not confirmed the identities of the four killed in the plane crash, but registration from ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Realty Law Digest | New York Law Journal
New York Law Journal (registration)April 4, 2017

Scott E. Mollen, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein and an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law reviews '149 St. LLC v. Siciliano,' 'Borela...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Can't Pay Your Car Loan? Here's What to Do So You Don't Default
LifehackerMarch 31, 2017

If you're in danger of defaulting on your car loan, you're not alone. Subprime borrowers are falling behind at the highest rate since 2010. Before you default ...more »

Litigation
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Parents facing school holiday fines consider litigation
Law GazetteApril 20, 2017

A national firm is considering a potential class action on behalf of parents facing uncertain rules over term-time holidays. Education lawyers at Simpson Millar say there are grounds for future legal challenges by thousands of parents facing fines for ...more »

Business Law
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Tempur Sealy ...
PR Newswire (press release)March 27, 2017

NEW YORK, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Tempur Sealy International, Inc. ("Tempur Sealy" or the "Company") (NYSE: TPX) and ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Man Charged With Using Feigned Purple Heart To Receive Benefits
CBS DFWApril 21, 2017

In February 2012, the defendant submitted an online application to the Military Warrior Support Foundation (MWSF), to fraudulently obtain a residence. MWSF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping injured veterans. Included in the benefits ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Williamston man arrested for secretly taking images of unclothed women
WILX-TVApril 5, 2017

The investigation was conducted by the Michigan State Police, and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Police were alerted about Porter's online activity. The crimes involved two adult female victims, and ... a computer to commit a crime. He ...more »

Personal Injury
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6 Myths About Personal Injury - Law
TG Daily (blog)April 18, 2017

If you watch enough TV shows or movies, you probably have quite a lot of biases about personal injury lawyers. Hollywood has done a very good job of casting them as “ambulance chasers” out for a quick buck. But is that really the case? Below is a list ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Ask Hickey: Ranking the Constitutional amendments
PhillyVoice.comApril 5, 2017

No, this Bill of Rights coda doesn't necessarily protect state's rights. It only says they have some wiggle room when it comes to powers not given to the feds or prohibited to the states. It's the type of thing that led to slavery, per my non ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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BROUGHTON HOSPITAL: Lawsuits abound from contractor
Morganton News HeraldApril 3, 2017

The company is seeking damages for everything from professional malpractice and negligent contract administration to misrepresentations related to design and negligence. The state used the ... The group is also claiming a statute of limitations for the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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A Polk Perspective: Consumer bureau must be accountable to Congress, taxpayers
The LedgerApril 5, 2017

The CFPB was created by Democrats in response to the 2008 financial crisis as a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). This 2,300-page piece of legislation was sold to the public as a means to hold bad ...more »

Real Estate Law
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'Poo posting' 'real estate agent appeals - 04-Apr-2017 - NZ Law and ...
NZCityApril 4, 2017

An Auckland real estate agent accused of posting faeces to a former employer has appeared in the High Court to appeal the suspension of his licence.more »

UK: The Saga Decision: Concurrent Delay And Causation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 27, 2017

At least one delay is caused by an event usually defined in the construction contract as a "Relevant Event" or an "Excusable Delay" entitling the contractor to an extension of time eg delayed access to site. The other delay is caused by an event for ...more »

Sports Law
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This Week In Sports Law: US Soccer Peace, Sefolosha Settles, Lochte's New Lawsuit
ForbesApril 9, 2017

Labor Peace For U.S. Women's National Team. U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association ratified a new collective bargaining agreement this past week that will run through 2021. The previous collective bargaining agreement ...more »

Criminal Defense
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On FNC, Defense Attorney for Rockville Rape Blames Trump for Public Outrage
NewsBusters (blog)March 27, 2017

Friday night on Fox News' The First 100 Days, host Martha MacCallum interviewed the attorneys defending one of the illegal immigrants accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at Rockville High School, just over a week ago. The two lawyers defending ...more »

For High-Income and International Taxpayers: Defensive Tax Planning
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2017

Skilled tax lawyers can reduce, but not eliminate, the exposure of these taxpayers to tax audit. In addition, skilled tax lawyers can minimize the nominally-high tax rates imposed by the Internal Revenue Code. We begin this blog with an overview of ...more »

Popular Manhattan Beach garbageman who was fired can sue for age discrimination, appeals court rules
Los Angeles TimesApril 8, 2017

The community's bond with the garbageman was portrayed Friday in a federal appeals court decision that revived an age discrimination lawsuit Santillan filed after losing his job. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Boston Attorney Patricia Tambone Commemorates 40th Anniversary
BenzingaApril 17, 2017

Patricia Tambone is licensed to practice in Florida and Massachusetts and is a Commissioner of Deeds for the State of New Hampshire. Services of the Tambone Law Office include real estate law, asset protection and financing issues. For more information ...more »

Environmental Law
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Explainer: Gauging the Future of Solar Energy in New Jersey
NJ SpotlightApril 24, 2017

What to worry about: For pessimists, it could be the beginning of a market collapse, which happened in 2012 when the price owners of renewable energy systems get for the electricity they produced fell precipitously. The result dried up investment in ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Program helps Native Americans develop wills | Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque JournalMarch 27, 2017

UPPER FRUITLAND -- With the help of a Navajo language interpreter, Rosie A. Chavez asked questions about the process to draft a will. She traveled from ...more »

Family Law
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Chris Rike of Family Law Guys
Prescott eNewsApril 11, 2017

When you land on their website, you're immediately taken by the site's feel - this doesn't appear to be your normal law practice. And, it's not. Co-founding Partner and Prescott local Chris Rike will disarm you the moment you meet him. Soft spoken and ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Anthem Accuses Express Scripts of Price Gouging
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)March 27, 2017

Express Scripts has contracts with insurers and other administrators of workers' compensation benefits in California. It is unclear if any of Anthem's allegations apply to any of the California workers' compensation pharmacy benefit contracts. Read More.more »

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