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Hoovler, Crump get unpaid suspension in MILC probe
Mansfield News JournalAugust 19, 2014

“While there is no finding that you engaged in fraud, grade manipulation or giving inflated or unearned grades, the lack of documentation and or data (such as quizzes, tests, homework or the like) to support some of the grades you gave students does ...more »

Man killed in Center City apartment recalled as 'a pure soul'
Philly.comAugust 19, 2014

The death of a 65-year-old man found in his Center City home Friday - originally investigated as a "suspicious death" - has been ruled a homicide, police said. The victim, Lee Stanley, was found in the living room of his home on the 100 block of N ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Credibility concerns arise over prosecutor in shooting case
Boston GlobeAugust 19, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — The Missouri prosecutor overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep family roots among police: his father, mother, brother, uncle, and cousin all worked for the St. Louis Police Department, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Peters asks Obama for answers on Iraq, defends health care law on "Michigan ...
Michigan RadioAugust 22, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview on Friday, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters said he does not support sending ground troops to Iraq. The militant group calling itself the Islamic State has taken control of large sections of Iraq. But the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Police lob tear gas, smoke grenades at Ferguson protesters
Detroit Free PressAugust 19, 2014

By Larry Copeland and Charisse Jones ... "With these additional resources in place, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will continue to respond appropriately to incidents of lawlessness and violence, and protect the civil ...more »

Immigration Law
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Tinkering can't fix the broken immigration system
Los Angeles TimesAugust 23, 2014

... components: tougher enforcement of immigration law, some kind of legalization or regularization for immigrants living in the country illegally and changes to the legal immigration system — including more worker visas — to prevent future illegal ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Commissioners receive mixed input on proposed fish hatchery lease
Crawford county avalancheAugust 21, 2014

The current operator of the Grayling Fish Hatchery was praised for keeping the facility open to the public and for plans to provide a healthy food source for consumers, while others voiced concerns about the potential negative impact a commercial fish ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Federal judge won't stop union election covering 27000 Minnesota home health ...
Minneapolis Star TribuneAugust 20, 2014

U.S. District Chief Judge Michael Davis ruled Wednesday that he will not block the election of home health care workers who are voting on whether to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Davis rejected a temporary injunction sought by ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Reed Smith
The National Law Journal (registration)August 25, 2014

Insurance litigation is often a case within a case because disputes frequently involve the firm's other practices, including environmental liability or intellectual property, partner John Vishneski said. The firm is "totally committed" to a ...more »

Animal Law
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China's Fledgling Animal-Rights Movement Takes Shape
BusinessweekAugust 22, 2014

In his new book Citizen Canine, science writer David Grimm links the rise of the 19th and early 20th century anti-“animal cruelty” movement in the U.S. to the then-novel practice of keeping dogs and cats as inside pets, enabled by such new inventions ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Travelers Victory, IMS Health: Intellectual Property
BloombergAugust 25, 2014

Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV)'s U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty doesn't have to pay a $30 million judgment in a trademark infringement case against one of its insured. The insurance company filed suit in federal court against New York's Ashley Reed Trading ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PTO Litigation Center Report – August 27, 2014
The National Law ReviewAugust 27, 2014

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO have been posted. This listing is current ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Nordenberg gives double-support for affirmative action
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt NewsAugust 19, 2014

Affirmative action refers to the act of providing special opportunities for, or favoring, members of a group disadvantaged by discrimination, such as women, immigrants or disabled people. Initially introduced in the United States as a means to combat ...more »

Man from New Mexico killed in Lowell plane crash
Fox17August 24, 2014

LOWELL, Mich.– A 67 year old man from New Mexico was killed after a plane crash at Lowell airport on Sunday. According to a release from Kent County Sherriff's Department, Bryan Bowker died after the Ultra Light Plane he was riding in crashed ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Dubai tenant can be evicted for only 3 reasons: legal expert
Emirates 24/7August 19, 2014

One, a landlord can evict a tenant either if there is a breach of the tenancy agreement or if there is violation of a law. For example, a landlord can legitimately evict a tenant if a tenant does not pay rent or conduct illegal activities on the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Oilman CEO sentenced to 33 months in prison
The Courier-JournalAugust 19, 2014

The newspaper said in the 2011 story that Young was one of at least 29 Kentucky-based oil and gas men who had been sanctioned for fraud or other securities violations since 2004, and that six of them had been convicted of fraud and other crimes in ...more »

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Conference on Paragraph IV Litigation
Patent DocsAugust 23, 2014

The first workshop is entitled "PTEs, Combination Products and 'Product Hopping': Life Cycle Management Insights for Brand Name Drug Manufacturers Engaged in Paragraph IV Litigation," and the second is entitled "At Risk Launches: An Examination of the ...more »

Business Law
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Class Claims Gap Pulls a Switcheroo
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 19, 2014

Gap and Banana Republic customer Linda Rubenstein sued The Gap in Superior Court, alleging false advertising, unfair competition and violation of California consumer laws. Rubenstein claims Gap hides tags with three squares on Gap and Banana ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Bristol County benefits from $3M in surplus military equipment
Fall River Herald NewsAugust 24, 2014

Since 2006, law enforcement agencies in Bristol County have acquired more than $3 million in surplus equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense. Public records show that Bristol County acquired the most military equipment of any other Massachusetts ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Options abound for police body cameras
The Idaho StatesmanAugust 24, 2014

When the Ada County Sheriff's Office recently bought 70 body cameras for deputies to record traffic stops, crimes in progress and other encounters with the public, officials had to decide what to do with all those digital recordings. Stored on county ...more »

Personal Injury
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Mike Lewis Attorneys, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers, Launch Newly ...
South Carolina SC (press release)September 17, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, NC [PRWEB] -- Reports September 17, 2014 Mike Lewis Attorneys announces the - launch of their newly-designed, mobile-friendly legal website. The site,, makes critical personal injury information available to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Letter to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Australian Senate
Human Rights WatchAugust 26, 2014

Prime Minister Wim Kok, who led a Labor/Liberal coalition government of three political parties, and who initially was against the concept of same-sex marriage, came around and did not block the implementation of the law but decided to support it. The ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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One of the nation's most expensive ballot campaigns is heating up
Washington Post (blog)August 21, 2014

The measure would raise the cap on damages awarded in malpractice suits from $250,000 to $1.1 million and require drug and alcohol tests of doctors and mandate certain professional penalties should doctors fail the tests. “Changing the ... Proponents ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Law firm's app block calls, evaluates Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims
Washington ExaminerSeptember 2, 2014

The app called “Block Calls Get Cash” will document debt collection calls to a user's Android phone in order to help that user file a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit. According to the app's website, a user will be able to block any callers he ...more »

Real Estate Law
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True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust completes previously ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)August 27, 2014

The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT is focused on acquiring and operating commercial rental properties across Canada and such other jurisdictions where ...more »

Tennant: Postal property cleanup on its way
Reno Gazette JournalAugust 24, 2014

Calling from the Denver office, David Rupert, with public relations for the postal service commercial division, was responding to the Aug. 6 column ... Ordinarily, a maintenance contract is part of the leasing agreement with the property owner; however ...more »

Sports Law
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Backers of health law form youth outreach council
WWMT-TVSeptember 3, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Backers of the federal health care law are creating an advisory council to help maximize the number of 18- to 34-year-olds in Michigan who have insurance. The group Get Covered America on Wednesday will announce five members ...more »

Criminal Defense
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94-year-old jailhouse lawyer reflects on life of crime
Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 15, 2014

The 26th and California Criminal Courthouse is where the former self-described “stickup man” says he can comfortably reign over the “thugs, thieves and crooks,” and perhaps dispense some of the legal advice he honed as a “jailhouse lawyer,” advising ...more »

DR 100: 100 Ways to Improve Your Finances (Most in Under 10 Minutes)
The Dough RollerAugust 22, 2014

Check your withholdings: Using this calculated from the IRS to make sure your withholdings are set correctly. You don't want to owe money at the end of the year. You also don't ... Get a will: If you don't have a will, contact a lawyer to start the ...more »

Miners file age discrimination suits
West Virginia RecordSeptember 2, 2014

8 in Boone Circuit Court against Spartan Mining Company, doing business as Mammoth Coal Company, John Doe Company 1 and John Doe Company 2, citing age discrimination. According to the first complaint, McMichen was employed ... They are being ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Ferguson shooting amplifies calls for police to wear video cameras
Christian Science MonitorAugust 21, 2014

“It's a valuable resource for law enforcement, and it also has proven to be an asset for showing transparency to the community,” says Rialto Police Captain Randy De Anda. Captain De Anda says the footage has been useful as evidence during prosecution ...more »

Environmental Law
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Meet the hopefuls ...
Wicked Local StonehamAugust 22, 2014

But we also must be aware of the significant financial burden of developments like those proposed at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester and the land swap involving Weiss Farm in Stoneham. Development burdens ... We must increase revenue to maintain town ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Three attorneys seek to unseat incumbent in 5th Judicial Circuit
Hernando TodayAugust 21, 2014

... load now is family law, since I began my practice in 1999, I have handled civil cases, probate and guardianship cases, personal injury, bankruptcy, collections, real estate, appeals, criminal including felonies and misdemeanors and traffic ...more »

Family Law
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Experienced Litigator Joins Crystal Lake Family Law Firm as Partner
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)August 28, 2014

McHenry County family law firm Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, PC is pleased to announce trial lawyer Elizabeth Felt Wakeman has joined the firm as Partner. Wakeman comes to Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, PC with over 20 years in practice in litigation.more »

Workers Compensation
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SC Supreme Court approves workers' compensation for kickball injury
ReutersAugust 27, 2014

(Reuters) - A South Carolina man who shattered two leg bones during a company kickball game is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the event as part of his job, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.more »


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