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Reality TV Newbies' Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions Answered by An ...
Huffington PostFebruary 28, 2015

Nicole Page, a Head of Entertainment and Media Law at Reavis Parent Lehrer in New York, and Chair of the Board of Women Make Movies, represents numerous reality television clients, in addition to production companies. She's also spent years working in ...more »

Proposed ammo ban boosts sales at local gun stores
The Bakersfield CalifornianFebruary 28, 2015

He said he was unaware of any California law enforcement officer being killed by armor-piercing rounds. "My fear is that as the ATF gets their nose into the tent, and starts regulating ammo and guns, what's next?" he asked. "We don't need more ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bill to dissolve Cover Oregon heads to Governor Brown
Mail TribuneFebruary 28, 2015

The measure would dissolve the independent corporation that was created to run Cover Oregon, which was supposed to create a website to enroll people in health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. Cover Oregon spent $300 million but ...more »

Health Care Law
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GOP Senators Pledge Help If Court Bars Health Law Subsidies
ABC NewsMarch 2, 2015

Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care law. But in a Washington Post opinion article ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Skydiver suffers seizure mid-fall
fox5sandiego.comMarch 2, 2015

Perth man Christopher Jones, 22, was halfway through his skydiving training program when he made the jump in November. WA Skydiving Academy business manager and chief instructor Robin O'Neill said Christopher was the perfect student before his last ...more »

Immigration Law
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Stop Caving on Immigration, 2016 Contenders
National Review OnlineMarch 3, 2015

As long as employers can hire illegal immigrants easily and with few repercussions if caught, immigrants who are uninterested in enduring the slog of our legal immigration system have a strong incentive to enter the country illegally. Candidates cannot ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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The War On Preppers: Obama Bans Ammo For The Most Popular Rifle In America
Right Side NewsFebruary 28, 2015

As NRA has been reporting since the night the news broke, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is moving to infringe upon the rights of law-abiding gun owners with a drastic reinterpretation of a nearly 30-year-old law...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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It's back! The most loved beer label contest!
CNBCMarch 2, 2015

In the event of technical difficulties with the Voting, including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, CNBC reserves the right to review the Votes for accuracy and to take any appropriate action, including, without limitation ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Ex-USC receiver Lee sues Lloyd's of London after insurance claim is denied
OCRegisterMarch 6, 2015

Former Trojans receiver Marqise Lee, who took out insurance as a projected first-round draft pick, instead went in the second round to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But the insurance company, Lloyd's of London, has denied his claim, prompting him to file suit.more »

Animal Law
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Sparring for animal rights in Sri Lanka
LankawebFebruary 28, 2015

The mood of the first ever SPAR (Society for the Protection of Animal Rights) press conference was set by the video they played by way of an introduction, entitled 'Their future is your hands'. The narration was in Sinhala and beyond my ken but, as has ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How to protect intellectual property and trade secrets in a collaborative world
Information AgeMarch 3, 2015

As well as patents, brands, samples and copyrights, companies also need to protect trade secrets – such as production processes and formulations – which do not benefit from legal protection in the same way as intellectual property. If those trade ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Manhattan Supreme Civil Court Gets New Administrative Judge
New York Law Journal (registration)March 2, 2015

Bookstaver said that Heitler's performance in the asbestos court had nothing to do with assigning Moulton to that job as well as to the administrative judge position. Rather, "it seemed prudent to give the new A.J. all of her responsibilities," he added.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Party communicators “sabotaging” affirmative action plan - Ursula Owusu
Starr 103.5 FMMarch 27, 2015

New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu, has accused the party's communications team of “deliberating” working to “sabotage and undermine the proper implementation” of the recently announced affirmative ...more »

Brooklyn officer injured in crash; legal action on plane crash dismissed ...
cleveland.comMarch 2, 2015

Brooklyn officer injured in crash; legal action on plane crash dismissed; February coldest on record: Overnight News Links. 1 / 7. Cleveland cold continues. Steam from the Cuyahoga River rises in the early morning light Friday in Cleveland. (Joshua ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Law allows Ames, other cities to use 'morality' to limit housing options
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 8, 2015

Ames landlord Mary Warren doesn't like being forced to ask prospective renters on housing applications if they are related, and then discriminate against any fourth person who is not. She and her husband own a few rental houses and she says the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Hawaii Five-0 Recap - Ricky and the Sticky Icky: Season 5 Episode 17 "Kuka ...
Celebrity Dirty LaundryFebruary 28, 2015

He tells her to lay low. Danny recognizes the voice. It's Barry Burns from a we buy gold place. Steve asks where he saw it and Danny says light night TV insomnia. They agree he's the fence. They pull over Burns on the way because they want Anders. Chin ...more »

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Activist litigation and statutory text: We've seen this one before
Washington Post (blog)March 1, 2015

The activists remained undaunted and sought additional avenues of legal attack, filing one lawsuit after another, to no avail. After several failed legal assaults, a belated discovery opened a new avenue of legal attack. The applicable provisions of ...more »

Business Law
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Jordan says being No. 124 in House not a problem
SCNowMarch 1, 2015

Jordan, 35, is a native Florentine and lawyer who opened his own law practice in 2010. Jordan placed .... “As we get closer to the April election we'll be reminding people to get out and vote, probably with some limited advertising,” Jordan said ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military hopes to learn from victim of chimp attack
Military TimesMarch 10, 2015

The U.S. military paid for Nash's full face transplant in 2011 and is underwriting her follow-up treatment at a combined cost estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, in the hope that some of the things it learns can help young, seriously ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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GOP subpoenas Hillary Clinton for emails on her server
New York Daily NewsMarch 5, 2015

A congressional report in 2002 investigating pardons said a Citibank account linked to Hothem wired $15,000 to President Clinton's brother, Roger, in March 2001, while investigators were trying to compel Roger Clinton to testify about his role in ...more »

Personal Injury
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Recent NHTSA Study Reveals: Drunk Drivers More Prone to Car Accidents Than ...
Digital JournalMarch 16, 2015

Consequently, with the common knowledge that drivers should not drive if they are impaired by any substance as many law books have clearly stated and finding out that marijuana use is not remotely as problematic as alcohol when it comes to car accident ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Immigration pro-con on tap at CSU Monterey Bay
The Salinas CalifornianMarch 13, 2015

Conservative San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders and Pratheepan Gulasekaram, who teaches at Santa Clara University School of Law, will deliver their differing views of the immigration issue at a forum March 26 at California State ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Having Loved And Lost, One Man Takes On Medical Malpractice In India
KMUWMarch 7, 2015

Her death due to a doctor's mistake set him on a new path, working to combat medical malpractice in his native India, where he founded the organization People for Better Treatment to expose and stop the ignorance, corruption and fear that lead to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Google Official Slams MPAA After Judge Puts Anti-Piracy Probe on Hold
VarietyMarch 2, 2015

“We're pleased with the court's ruling, which recognizes that the MPAA's long-running campaign to censor the Web — which started with SOPA — is contrary to federal law,” wrote Kent Walker, Google's general counsel. “We'll continue ... In a brief ...more »

Real Estate Law
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New York real estate scion Durst agrees to extradition on murder charge
ReutersMarch 16, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Robert Durst, caught on audiotape during the filming of a documentary saying he "killed them all," is prepared to go to California to face a murder charge in the 2000 death of a longtime friend, an attorney for the New York real ...more »

Important Alert for Commercial Owners/Landlords and Brokers/Agents: Changes ...
The National Law ReviewMarch 2, 2015

If you use your own forms, now is a good time to carefully review listing agreements for all brokers you hire, whether for leases or for purchase and sale transactions. If your forms do not already refer to dual agency, you may wish to consider adding ...more »

Dave Yost commentary: Public-private hybrids raise accountability questions
Columbus DispatchMarch 10, 2015

For example, a government office generally is cleaned by a contract service, not by government employees. Joe's Janitorial Service shouldn't have to open its books to public audit or abide by public-records law. The government is buying services from ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Veteran defense lawyer nominated to be Cook County public defender
Chicago TribuneMarch 10, 2015

The public defender's office, with more than 500 attorneys and an annual budget of $61.6 million, provides free legal representation for defendants who can't afford it. Rita Fry was the first woman to serve as public defender for two terms starting in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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100 Montaditos files for bankruptcy in US
Nation's Restaurant NewsMarch 6, 2015

Michael Joblove, attorney with the law firm of Genovese Joblove & Battista, which represents 100 Montaditos, said in an email that the bankruptcy was filed “to permit the company to restructure certain obligations relating to the operations in the ...more »

The Ellen Pao Trial: What Do We Mean By “Discrimination”?
The New YorkerMarch 15, 2015

Credit Photograph by Eric Risberg / AP. Back in 1994, a trial in San Francisco ... Was the Cohen gift a sexual advance, as Pao believed, or a nod to a mutual interest in Buddhism (Cohen is a Buddhist), as a lawyer for Kleiner Perkins has suggested ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Courage Worldwide's charity golf tournament
Elk Grove CitizenMarch 10, 2015

... Attorney at Law, Master of Laws (L.L.M.), Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and member of The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In an entertaining hour and a half, you will learn everything you need ...more »

Environmental Law
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Charting Clean-Energy Paths in New York and Beyond
New York Times (blog)March 11, 2015

The event will feature Mark J. Jacobson, a Stanford University engineering professor who has focused for years on identifying renewable-energy menus that can, in theory, entirely substitute for fossil fuels at the level of states, the nation and the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Midstate man sentenced to federal prison in workers comp scam
PennLive.comMarch 3, 2015

Smith said Fowler sustained a job-related injury while working at the Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center near Mechanicsburg in 1999. He began receiving federal workers comp for the injury, but had to submit forms periodically to the Office of ...more »

Family Law
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When Family Law, Forensic Analysis and an iPad Mix
Daily Report (registration)March 16, 2015

Kevin J. Rubin is a family law practitioner at Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle. He also has a master's degree in information systems technology and previously worked in IT. The use of a computer forensic expert to analyze potential evidence on personal ...more »


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