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Charlevoix criminal defense consortium wants to include ousted former prosecutor Jarema
Petoskey News-ReviewNovember 9, 2016

CHARLEVOIX — During the regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, the Charlevoix County Commissioners will consider renewing the consortium of criminal defense attorneys contract, with the possible addition of a new attorney, former county prosecutor ...more »

5 Estate Planning Tips for Entrepreneurs
Business.comNovember 9, 2016

A will also allow the testator (the person creating the will) to name a personal representative or executor who will be responsible for managing and disbursing the personal and business assets according to the testator's wishes. If the business is a ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Behavioral health care service still locked in overbilling dispute with state
Santa Fe New MexicanNovember 12, 2016

Human Services' administrative law judges previously denied three providers' appeals of allegations that they owe the state millions of dollars in overpayments from Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health coverage to low-income residents.more »

Family Law
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Garberville Beat Deputy Spots, Arrests Suspect in Domestic Violence/Robbery Case
Lost Coast OutpostNovember 10, 2016

Wallace-Hoyt was identified as a Domestic Violence and Robbery suspect from an investigation dated 11/07/2016. During this investigation, Wallace-Hoyt was alleged to have assaulted a victim and then forcefully stole property from the victim's immediate ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Trump and the waterways: What's ahead?
WorkBoat (blog)November 10, 2016

There are many issues of importance to the shipping sector that remain unclear in President-elect Trump's policies, as he offered no specifics during his campaign about how he would act on issues like the Jones Act, Coast Guard funding, vessel ...more »

Health Care Law
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Change Ahead: Shifts on Immigration, Climate, Health and Taxes
New York TimesNovember 9, 2016

Many provisions of the health law are now deeply embedded in the nation's health care system. Uprooting them would be a complex political and logistical challenge. Insurers now accept the idea that they cannot deny insurance, or charge higher prices, ...more »

Immigration Law
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What it will take for President Trump to deport millions and build the wall
Washington PostNovember 9, 2016

As a candidate, Trump made immigration one of his highest-profile issues, saying he'd create a “special deportation task force” and build a “beautiful” wall along a major part of the southern border with Mexico. But immigration experts say those ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Variable Trend Thursday
DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)November 10, 2016

DTN/The Progressive Farmer and the MyDTN suite of proprietary business management tools are transforming the agriculture industry with game-changing agricultural information solutions and market intelligence that enable farmers, agribusiness, and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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J-School Grad Followed His Father's Footsteps Into Municipal Law
Daily Business Review (registration)November 11, 2016

Poliakoff would later join his father at the South Florida law firm, but first he delved into entertainment law. Poliakoff was drawn to a legal career for the same reasons he was drawn to broadcast journalism: He liked speaking before people, he ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Service of Process Blog (blog)November 10, 2016

After that all papers and related motions have been served on his attorney…”. Some of those related motions were need-based motions for attorney fees and costs, a motion to compel discovery, and things of that nature. The attorney whom she served with ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Unions Defeat Right-To-Work Amendment In Virginia
Huffington PostNovember 9, 2016

In a bit of good news for labor unions, Virginians voted down a ballot initiative Tuesday that would have enshrined the state's right-to-work status in the state constitution. Unions in Virginia campaigned hard against the proposal, which was supported ...more »

What Trump's election could mean to auto industry
Chicago TribuneNovember 11, 2016

Some of the biggest implications for alternatively-fueled vehicle makers may come in the form of new U.S. energy policies that favor traditional fuel sources such as oil and coal, said Kathryn Thomson, a former top lawyer for the Federal Aviation ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Allow cities to sue to combat housing discrimination - The Orange ...
OCRegisterNovember 10, 2016

Amid the intense media coverage of the election, important civil rights cases that were argued in the Supreme Court on Nov. 8 have been largely overlooked.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Aaron Schock, Ex-Illinois Congressman, Is Indicted
New York TimesNovember 10, 2016

The indictment came after his lawyer, George J. Terwilliger III, said in a statement that the charges were expected and described them as a “misuse” of prosecutorial power by the Justice Department. Photo. Mr. Schock's Capitol Hill office, ... “This ...more »

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Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott And Cannon, PLLC Ranked In 2017 “Best Law Firms”
The ChattanooganNovember 11, 2016

Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott and Cannon received top rankings in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers for commercial litigation, municipal litigation, real estate litigation and tax law, and further recognition for tax litigation, trusts and estates law ...more »

Business Law
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Splenda owner sues Dunkin' Donuts over knockoff sweetener | The ...
Indiana LawyerNovember 10, 2016

The Carmel-based company that owns the Splenda sweetener brand says Dunkin' Donuts is deceiving customers into thinking its donut shops offer Splenda ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days
NPRNovember 9, 2016

The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He also laid out his plan for working with Congress to introduce 10 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Jefferson City man sentenced for child porn
ABC17News.comNovember 9, 2016

... Moberg was convicted on July 12 of using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to view child pornography over the Internet. In November 2012, a detective with the Boone County Sheriff's Department identified Moberg's computer as sharing files online.more »

Sports Law
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Health Law Repeal Proposal Worries Some
Wheeling IntelligencerNovember 12, 2016

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. Donald Trump's election ushers in a time of high anxiety for people with health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, which ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Before Taking the White House, Trump Due in Court over Fraud
Vanity FairNovember 9, 2016

... the attorney general's office ordered the Trump Foundation to cease fund-raising after finding the charity in violation of New York law. And Schneiderman's office isn't backing down now in the wake of Trump's victory, either. “The Trump University ...more »

Trump Tax Plan Could Impact 2016 Year-End Planning
ForbesNovember 14, 2016

He blamed the tax laws for making it possible for him to manipulate the tax law to pay so little via his controversial $916 million net operating loss! ... Yet, that rate too gets hit with the additional 3.8 % for Obamacare's net investment income tax ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Read the Conservative Wishlist for President-Elect Trump
TIMENovember 10, 2016

Depending on a pending federal court appeal, the Trump administration may also have the power to replace the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the agency created by Dodd-Frank and the brainchild of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Right-to-work law is priority for Missouri Republican lawmakers, Greitens
KY3November 10, 2016

The Republican-led Legislature failed to pass those laws under Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens says he supports right-to-work and tort reform. That could smooth the path for lawmakers. Greitens pledged to ban all lobbyist ...more »

The Validity Of E-Signatures
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 9, 2016

A recent Note issued by a joint working party of the Law Society1 and the City of London Law Society has done much to increase confidence in the validity of electronic (or "e"-) signatures. A short explanation of the position under English law and a ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Wills & Probate
Which?November 11, 2016

Wills & probate. Find out how to make a will and what to do if someone's died without one, plus how to set up and use a Power of Attorney. We also explain the probate process so you can decide whether to carry it out yourself or use a solicitor.more »

Criminal Defense
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Serna Sweeps Chicoine for DA Win
Rio Grande SunNovember 10, 2016

Chicoine ran on a platform of enforcing all laws, especially property crimes and crimes against businesses, while Serna ran on a platform of creating programs to try to get drug addicts into treatment and domestic violence offenders into counseling ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp payments for medical service in Kentucky are below ...
User-generated content (press release) (registration)November 10, 2016

Medical payments per claim in Kentucky were lower than the median of 18 states, according to a recent study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute ...more »

Environmental Law
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UN: Private efforts key to renewable energy future
JURISTNovember 12, 2016

Private-sector initiatives such as the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative [official websites] are part of the UN's ongoing efforts to implement the Paris Agreement [text, PDF]. Rachel Kyte [official profile ...more »


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