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Brazil: Major economic draw, major headache
Palladium-ItemJune 30, 2014

"Most people thought the future had arrived," said Berer, who was shipped from Miami to his native Brazil to help his law firm, Akerman, establish itself there. "The question everybody had was, 'Is this sustainable or ... The International Monetary ...more »

Missouri enters debate over e-cigarette regulations
Kansas City StarJune 30, 2014

Yet on his company's website, some of the flavors advertised include vanilla custard, lemon key lime and blueberry cream. If evidence emerges that e-cigarettes are truly harmful, Rowden ... “We have never updated that law.” She said creating a new ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judges rule Sunoco should get local OKs for pipeline
Main LineJuly 31, 2014

Two administrative law judges released a 25-page decision recommending that state utility regulators deny the company's request to exempt buildings to shelter 18 pump stations and 17 valve control stations from local zoning ordinances in 31 different ...more »

Health Care Law
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Sobering Statistics on the Elderly Population and Abuse
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)July 29, 2014

Elder abuse, whether in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, or anywhere else, has been a serious epidemic in the U.S. For inexplicable reasons, too many elderly people have been treated horribly, and have suffered physically, mentally ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Theater review: Stray Dog tackles 'Funny Girl' with talent
Belleville News DemocratJuly 29, 2014

The first act is a very long 90 minutes, with the second act an hour. The production numbers, without frills, were ... Jones' acting isn't quite yet on the same level as her superior vocals, but she dives in with gusto. Maintaining the New York accent ...more »

Immigration Law
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Obama weighs executive action on immigration as Congress struggles on ...
Fox NewsJuly 29, 2014

The bill includes several policy changes, including using the National Guard to assist the Border Patrol, changing a 2008 law that lawmakers say has made it harder to process illegal immigrant minors from Central America, and authorizing additional ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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8 candidates on November ballot for 3 WCC Board of Trustees seats
The Ann Arbor NewsJuly 29, 2014

A retired lawyer with a master of law from Harvard University, Derezinski also served as a state senator from 1974-78 in the Muskegon area where he sat on the education committee. Having worked ... A lifelong Ann Arbor resident, DeVarti is a former Ann ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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What the Law Says About Dissolving a Marriage
The StarJuly 30, 2014

The parties to dissolution of a customary marriage may undergo a process of conciliation or customary dispute resolution before the court may determine a petition for the dissolution of the marriage. The process of mediation or traditional dispute...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurance will cover Ronan class action lawsuit
ValleyjournalJuly 30, 2014

RONAN — Insurance will cover the cost of a class action lawsuit filed June 3 against the City of Ronan, Ronan Police Department, and the town's leadership. City Attorney Kathleen O'Rourke Mullins told city council members in a July 21 meeting that she ...more »

Animal Law
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Tarr confident redrafted animal abuse bill will pass
Wicked Local SalemJuly 6, 2014

State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr is hopeful that new animal cruelty prevention and punishment legislation will pass before the end of the formal sessions on July 31. The Gloucester Republican hailed a new redrafted version of his PAWS Act, which ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How would you streamline your IP system?
Managing Intellectual Property (subscription) (blog)July 30, 2014

One of the benefits of the trend toward the global harmonisation of intellectual property is a lowering of the administrative burden for practitioners. Systems such as the PCT, patent prosecution highways and the Madrid Protocol seek to reduce the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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OneBeacon Reports $11.92 Book Value Per Share
Wall Street JournalJuly 29, 2014

(2) Net unrealized gains and net foreign currency gains and losses on investments as of June 30, 2014 and 2013 include net unrealized gains on investments held. June 30, 2013 also includes deferred gains and losses relating to sales of investments to ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Appeal in Texas Affirmative-Action Case Says Judges Disobeyed Supreme Court
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)July 30, 2014

A federal appeals-court panel wandered far from instructions given it by the U.S. Supreme Court in upholding the race-conscious undergraduate admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin, lawyers challenging the policy argue in a brief filed ...more »

Home-built plane crashes in Idaho en route to aircraft convention
The GuardianJuly 29, 2014

A 72-year-old pilot died when the home-built plane he was flying to an experimental aircraft convention crashed in a remote corner of Idaho, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. Milon Jay Meyer was the sole victim of the crash, which happened in a ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Poughkeepsie plans to crack down on off-campus parties
Poughkeepsie JournalJuly 6, 2014

The Town Board is reviewing a new law to hold landlords who do little to prevent these off-campus alcohol-fueled gatherings responsible for their tenants' behavior. The town attorney is looking into the potential legal issues before the town presents ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida's leading newspapers
SaintPetersBlog (blog)July 6, 2014

Nonetheless, just four years after passing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the U.S. House is pushing to lower the quality of food served in public schools. Under the regulations, championed by first lady ..... Since Stansberry-Ziffer's fall, the ...more »

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Out-Of-State Accutane Users Shut Out Of Calif. Litigation
Law360 (subscription)July 23, 2014

Law360, New York (July 22, 2014, 9:02 PM ET) -- A California judge stayed two suits in the consolidated injury litigation against Swiss drugmaker Hoffman-La Roche Inc. over its acne medication Accutane, saying Monday that California has a "miniscule ...more »

Business Law
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Ad of the Day: Jude Law Dances for Johnnie Walker Blue in Jake Scott's Short Film
AdweekJuly 30, 2014

Jude Law hasn't had the best of luck on boats in the past. But he puts that behind him for this stylish short film for Johnnie Walker Blue, directed by Jake Scott. It begins with Law and co-star Giancarlo Giannini kicking back luxuriously on a fabulous ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Patriots' Luncheon celebrates military and benefits Veterans Guest House
KRNV My News 4July 29, 2014

RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A special luncheon will feature patriots and the K9s for Warriors Program on Tuesday. The Patriots' Luncheon is an annual charity event scheduled as part of the Barracuda Championship, formerly Reno-Tahoe Open.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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ValueSpeak: Trading places or not?
Deseret NewsJuly 26, 2014

He probably would have appreciated the extraordinary possibilities of modern technology, but was he prepared to deal with the multiple frustrations of computer spam, online viruses and Internet pornography? And while I'm sure he would have enjoyed the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Ambulance Chasing Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester
Newswire (press release)July 22, 2014

Independent sources have confirmed that several less than honorable personal injury lawyers have been promoting unethical practices which, by their very nature, are not in line with the best interests of their clients, or indeed, society in general.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The case for Obama's impeachment: The Constitution's remedy for a lawless ...
Fox News (blog)July 11, 2014

The next time you hear politicians denounce Barack Obama as a lawless, imperial president with a scandal-riddled administration, ask them what they're going to do about it. Their gnashing of teeth over Obama's self-granted omnipotence is repetitive.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Abbott's intervention in Baylor case followed big donations from chairman
Dallas Morning NewsJuly 31, 2014

Lawyers for the patients say the state law sets such a high legal bar for proving gross negligence that it effectively shields hospitals from accountability. Patients have accused Duntsch of operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs, damaging ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Passed without hearing in Congress: Anti-consumer Transparent Airfares Act
eTurboNewsJuly 16, 2014

The fact is H.R. 4156 is not just about undermining a U.S. DOT consumer protection rule. That bill would appear to be merely a first step in a new, audacious and longer-term airline strategy to game-the-system and choke off competition for their own ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Kings County lawyer Sidney J.W. Sharp Jr. developed real estate projects in ...
Modesto BeeJuly 3, 2014

Mr. Sharp's father was a lawyer who developed real estate projects around Hanford. Sharp graduated from Stanford Law School, just like his father, and returned to Hanford to go into business with his dad. "The die was cast," said Diane Sharp Johnson, Mr.more »

Asbestos subbies kicked off NBN
The AustralianJuly 27, 2014

Credit Suisse had been set to be paid $2.1 million to do work until July 31, but the government has now exercised an option to extend the contract for 12 months, and it is now worth $3.7m. “It is not expected that the services will be required for the ...more »

Sports Law
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New Maine OUI Law Takes Effect Friday
WABIJuly 28, 2014

At the end of this week, the law dealing with repeat OUI offenders will no longer be as forgiving. Under current state law, penalties for operating under the influence get stiffer with each conviction, meaning more jail time, higher fines and longer ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense lawyers celebrate Declaration of Independence
Your Houston NewsJuly 4, 2014

In what has become a tradition not only in Texas but nationwide, a group of criminal defense attorneys read the Declaration of Independence at tthe Montgomery County Courthouse Thursday morning. Nearly 30 judges and lawyers gathered to re-emphasize ...more »

Some winning streaks have defied belief
Boston GlobeJuly 20, 2014

In 1999, then State Auditor A. Joseph DeNucci issued an audit finding that some winners appeared to be using phony names, fake social security numbers, or middlemen to evade taxes and other obligations. RELATED: Lottery ... For instance, the Lottery ...more »

Making critical health care decisions
Minuteman News CenterJuly 30, 2014

Westport Attorney Sharon Rosen spoke to Westport Sunrise Rotary on Friday about health care decisions we — older people particularly — should resolve before they become emotional, financial and legal burdens on an ailing or incapacitated person and ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Serbia Urges Asset Sale Law in Search for New Investors
BusinessweekJuly 29, 2014

There's also the possibility of debt forgiveness and debt-for-equity swaps, Vujovic said. The bankruptcy law will accelerate bankruptcy procedures from an average three to four years and increase the protection of creditors, who so far have managed to ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable energy could make Arizona a 'solar capital'
Today's News-HeraldJuly 30, 2014

Another benefit to increased renewable energy production would be increased royalties, which can be used by local governments for roads, law enforcement and other services, Wilson said. While he was testifying on behalf of the National Association of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Apex lawyers start 'Free Consultation Clinic'
Royal GazetteJuly 30, 2014

Mr Fubler said the three professionals are offering advice in any sphere, including property, debt collection, criminal litigation, civil litigation, employment, landlord and tenant disputes, wills and probate, trusts and family as well as immigration law.more »

Family Law
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Re PB [2014] EWCOP 14
Family Law WeekJuly 24, 2014

The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the incapacitated person and members of their ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Torrington man accused of workers' compensation fraud
Torrington Register CitizenJuly 30, 2014

Richard Perry collected more than $10,300 in workers' compensation benefits after he reported suffering a work-related injury in June 2013, the release said, while moving a 200-pound barrel of scrap metal while working at a scrap metal recycling ...more »


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