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The Looming Intellectual Property Battle Over the Internet of Things (subscription)June 2, 2016

And because the information is valuable, consumers and companies alike will turn to intellectual property law to protect this information. As with most technologies, battle lines will develop. This article will focus on three impending areas of dispute ...more »

Gov't not introducing new taxes – Mahama
GhanaWebJune 2, 2016

The public uproar over the issue heightened Wednesday following an assertion by the Finance Minister Seth Terkper that allowances and pensions are being taxed under the new income tax law, Act 896, 2015, because they are all forms of income no matter ...more »

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Administrative Law
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New pot law won't help losing nursery get license
WJXT JacksonvilleJune 3, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new law won't help a nursery whose score was a fraction of a percent less than the winner of a highly sought-after medical marijuana license in Central Florida, an administrative law judge ruled Friday. McCrory's Sunny Hill ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama's health advisors reject 'right of conscience' challenge to California's required abortion coverage
Los Angeles TimesJune 21, 2016

The decision upholds a move by the California Department of Managed Care, which notified seven insurance providers in 2014 that state law does not allow them to offer coverage that limits or excludes abortions for some employers. The issue arose when ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Israel, Palestinians Court Egypt's Sisi as Broker in Peace Talks
Wall Street JournalJune 2, 2016

Israeli and Palestinian officials said they believe Mr. Sisi can act as an honest broker between the two sides as security cooperation between Egypt and Israel is at unprecedented levels and the Egyptian leader has indicated he is committed to ...more »

Immigration Law
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House GOP National Security Plan Features Immigration Enforcement, Better Admissions Screening
NumbersUSAJune 9, 2016

“It is time to enforce our immigration laws and to tighten up security at all stages by conducting better screening of those seeking admission, tracking aliens in the United States, removing terrorists and criminals, and improving interior immigration ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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A More Comfortable Berth for Lobsters
BloombergJune 2, 2016

The companies need to court new customers as an oversupply of vessels has sent freight prices down by two-thirds in the past four years, to about $500 per container shipped from China to Europe—barely enough to cover handling, fuel, and terminal fees.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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The EU's Precautionary Struggle with Glyphosate Renewal
DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)June 2, 2016

The European Union is like a modern form of transcendentalism that creates a higher order of regulatory paradox by crossing the streams of science, politics and bureaucratic malaise to achieve a wholly new level of government inertia. In all ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Citizens seeks rate hike over water claims
Pensacola News JournalJune 20, 2016

State-backed Citizens Property Insurance is looking to boost premiums an average of 6.8 percent statewide as water-damage claims, particularly in South Florida, continue to surge. The recommendation will go before Citizens' Actuarial and Underwriting ...more »

Animal Law
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Stormont supports the creation of a register of offenders for animal cruelty convictions
Belfast TelegraphJune 21, 2016

"Animal cruelty is an issue that disgusts all right thinking people in Northern Ireland," he said. "I am determined to do all that I can to ensure the Judiciary have a strong range of penalties however we need the Judiciary in Northern Ireland to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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AU, AFRIMA back intellectual property rights
Bizcommunity.comJune 8, 2016

Stakeholders and artistes in the creative/entertainment industry will benefit as the African Union is set to implement policies of its Pan-African Intellectual Property Organization (PAIPO). This was disclosed by the head of culture division, African ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Builder of luxury home owned by asbestos attorney says mold suit is 'frivolous'
Madison County RecordJune 3, 2016

"If the law allowed home buyers to purchase homes, then decide after a year they do not want it and return it like it's a retail store, then the world would be flooded with home buyers and the courts would be flooded with these types of frvolous ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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University of Texas Affirmative Action Program in Peril
The American ProspectJune 8, 2016

The Supreme Court ruling will hinge on whether affirmative action should play a role in the college admissions process. The high court decision, expected as early as Thursday, will not only affect the University of Texas, but it could have a ripple ...more »

1 Man Injured in Small Plane Crash in Montana
Flathead BeaconJune 6, 2016

MISSOULA – A small airplane crash in Montana sent one person to the hospital with neck and back pain. KECI-TV reports that the plane crashed while landing at Ravalli County Airport in Hamilton on Sunday morning. The pilot and one passenger were ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Woman Claims Landlord Ordered Her Apartment To Be Barricaded
Houston PressJune 17, 2016

At first Gutierrez thought she heard construction, but when she peeked outside her window, she saw the maintenance man nailing boards across her front door, blocking the entranceway. Gutierrez panicked ... Stettner evicted her for unpaid rent, loud ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A Question of Racism
The UndefeatedJune 2, 2016

“People have often said that 'Holder, he talks about race,' ” the former attorney general said. “Well, guess what? I was his attorney general.” If Holder gets credit for that, he said, Obama should, too. “He shares my worldview. He is 10 years younger ...more »

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Litigation over Field estate case not finished
Hutchinson NewsJune 4, 2016

HAYS - Legal proceedings surrounding the late Earl O. Field's estate will continue, even after Senior Judge William "Buck" Lyle Jr. ruled this week in Ellis County District Court that a purported codicil written in 2013 and submitted by his former ...more »

Business Law
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Parks' Allegations Against "Finest" Franks Not In the "Ball Park" of False Advertising Claims
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 2, 2016

However, Plaintiff Parks, LLC, the owner of the "Parks" mark for sausages and other food products, took umbrage, and brought a Lanham Act suit against defendants that alleged both false advertising and trademark claims. According to plaintiff, the name ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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3 Benefits of Military-Style Leadership Training
HealthLeaders MediaJune 6, 2016

There's been much discussion about lessons healthcare can take from other industries, including both hospitality and entertainment, but one field that is often revisited is the military—and for good reason. The military is known for taking ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Idaho man arrested in connection with Red Deer exploitation case
CTV NewsJune 3, 2016

Authorities, when they conducted a search of his home, seized a number of illegal photos from his computer, connecting them to the woman in Red Deer who was arrested on Wednesday. Alberta Law Enforcement Response ... mean the police will ignore his ...more »

Personal Injury
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Who would a lawyer use?
Legal ExaminerJune 8, 2016

I have always been impressed with his expertise and I have referred clients to him with various personal injury, workers compensation, and disability cases. Danny was able to get great results for those clients, and they all thanked me for sending them ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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A Clarification About the Role of the Constitution in Constitutional Law
Slate MagazineJuly 1, 2016

Some of my contributions this year have drawn an unusual number of criticisms, focused on language I used that could be read as suggesting that I don't think the Constitution has any role to play in interpreting the law—that it should be forgotten ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Court disbars Lee's Summit lawyer for duping widow
Kansas City Business JournalJune 2, 2016

The Lee's Summit attorney, who had practiced law since 2000, worked out of the Law Office of Brian C. Greer at 108 SE Eastridge St. He was accused of violating professional rules regarding competence, diligence, communication, conflict of interest ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Secrecy law revamp well received by industry
CNS BusinessJune 6, 2016

The government announced in May its intention to replace the Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law (CRPL), originally passed back in the 1970s when Cayman's financial sector was just getting started, with the Confidential Information Disclosure ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Five Decades Later, Real Estate Attorney Assesses Miami and the Law
Daily Business Review (registration)June 8, 2016

Antonio "Tony" Martinez was the 15th lawyer to join Shutts & Bowen. Five decades later, Martinez became the longest-serving attorney in one of Miami's oldest law firms. He retired May 31, working as of counsel in the real estate practice for one last ...more »

Disgraced ex-FIFA officials received $80 million in bonuses
Norwich BulletinJune 3, 2016

Some of the contracted payments appear to break Swiss law, and evidence will be given to American and Swiss federal prosecutors who are investigating corruption implicating the world soccer body, lawyers for FIFA said Friday. "The evidence appears to ...more »

Sports Law
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'Law & Order' director gets probation on child porn charges
KAKEJune 28, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A television director with credits on "Law & Order" and other shows has been sentenced in New York to 10 years' probation on child pornography charges. Jace Alexander was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to promoting ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Mark Salling's Child Pornography Charges: What's at Stake?
People MagazineJune 3, 2016

Before he arrived at court for his arraignment on Friday, PEOPLE reached out to criminal defense attorney Lou Shapiro, who is not involved in the case, to help explain what's at stake in this high profile case. Salling's rep and attorney have not ...more »

Know the Law: What is a 'tax matters partner'?
The Union LeaderJune 6, 2016

As of 2018, a new federal law will go into effect and significantly reform the audit process. The new law streamlines audits by imposing liability for any tax adjustment resulting from the audit on the LLC itself (rather than on members of the LLC for ...more »

Call for new measures to tackle age discrimination
Irish Legal NewsJune 13, 2016

Dr Collins said: “The law in Great Britain was extended to provide protection against age discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services in 2010. Although the Northern Ireland Executive included a commitment to introduce similar ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Yale Finds Itself On Both Sides Of Employee's Fight For A Home
Hartford CourantJune 8, 2016

With more than half of Yale's endowment in private equity, hedge funds and other illiquid assets, it has become increasingly difficult for the school to control where its dollars go. Even if Yale wanted to divest, as it did with 17 companies doing ...more »

Environmental Law
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Zephyr Teachout's Push for Reform
Common Dreams (press release)June 10, 2016

But to the crowd gathered at the community center, Teachout presents a progressive platform infused with rural concerns: protecting the water supply, making small business loans easily accessible, clean energy investment, breaking up the big banks, and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Supreme Court rejects appeal in white supremacy probate case
The Globe and Mail (subscription)June 9, 2016

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court decision to stop the execution of a New Brunswick man's will that bequeathed his estate to U.S. white supremacists. The Court declined to hear the appeal against a previous provincial court ruling ...more »

Family Law
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Re J [2016] EWHC 1330 (Fam)
Family Law WeekJune 9, 2016

2. In my judgment in In re A, I set out (paras 6-8) the lamentable background to all this litigation. I referred to the significant number of cases in which the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ("the HFEA") had identified "anomalies". I ...more »

Workers Compensation
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NY Husband and Wife Construction Company Owners Face Fraud Charges in City Rehab Project (press release)June 2, 2016

Albany, NY ( - New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced today the arrest of the husband and wife owners of a Gloversville construction company for defrauding the worker's compensation system in their ...more »


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