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Former Chief Justice Broderick resigns law school post, cites lack of support ...
The Union LeaderMarch 18, 2015

CONCORD — Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick is resigning his post as the head of the Warren B. Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire Law School, saying he could no longer do a job he loved without support from the ...more »

3 boys charged in upstate New York high school bullying case
U-T San DiegoMarch 18, 2015

The boys, all under 16, were charged with misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. One of them also was charged with a felony count — possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child — for ... Reached by The Associated Press on ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judge Sets Hearing In Medical Marijuana Dispute
CBS LocalMarch 20, 2015

Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth McArthur scheduled a hearing for April 14 in a legal challenge to a proposed regulatory framework for the state's new medical-marijuana industry, according to a document posted on the state Division of Administrative ...more »

Health Care Law
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Poll: Most unaware Supreme Court could strike down health care law subsidies ...
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is explained, most ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Republicans file a bill to take down Operation Choke Point (blog)March 18, 2015

Ten House Republicans introduced new legislation on Tuesday that would shut down the Obama administration's Operation Choke Point, a program many have criticized as an attempt to shut down gun makers, gun retailers and other businesses across the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Democrats Will Protect Families Until Immigration Reform Happens | Commentary
Roll CallMarch 23, 2015

Robert J. Dold, Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock, all Illinois Republicans, are welcome additions to the team fighting for immigration reform, border security and legal immigration. But it will take more than a news conference and nice words about the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Medical pot shop 'just doesn't fit' here
Ramona SentinelMarch 18, 2015

Lt. Richard Williams talks about law enforcement-related issues in the community with those attending his citizens advisory group meeting in the sheriff's Ramona station. From left are: Arthur Blanck, Don Wendt, Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Attorney general appeals removal of DA in Seal Beach murders
Fresno BeeMarch 20, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The California attorney general's office on Friday appealed a judge's decision to pull Orange County prosecutors from a death penalty case involving a mass killer, enraging victims' relatives who pleaded for a speedy resolution to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves
The American Lawyer (registration)April 3, 2015

STUART REISMAN, special counsel in Schulte Roth & Zabel's business transactions group in New York, joined longtime firm client Cerberus Capital Management as associate general counsel of the buyout giant's portfolio operations arm. ... Dentons, a firm ...more »

Animal Law
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SeaWorld has new ad campaign after disparaging documentary
Wink NewsMarch 23, 2015

An official for the animal rights group PETA called the campaign “a last-ditch effort.” PETA has led organized campaigns against SeaWorld. “The tide has turned for SeaWorld,” said Jared Goodman, PETA's director of animal law. “It's a last-ditch effort ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How to protect your intellectual property
The TennesseanMarch 23, 2015

“I've been told to protect my intellectual property. What should I protect and how should I go about it?” Intellectual property includes original works, names and logos, and unique products and processes and is protected by copyrights, trademarks and ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Medical Malpractice Litigation in New York and New Jersey
New York Law Journal (registration)March 18, 2015

A patient's medical malpractice claim in the state of New Jersey is subject to the affidavit of merit statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-26 to -29, and the New Jersey Medical Care Access and Responsibility and Patients First Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-41. The initial ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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ESSENCE Poll: Do You Believe in Affirmative Action?
Essence.comApril 6, 2015

Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling's older brother, Vijay Chokal-Ingam, recently came forward saying that he posed as a Black man while applying to medical schools to prove that he would be accepted to more schools as an affirmative action candidate ...more »

AG decides Logan advisory committee isn't a government body
Enterprise NewsMarch 18, 2015

BOSTON – The state attorney general's office has determined that a regional committee set up in response to airplane noise issues is not a governmental body and is not subject to the state Open Meeting Law. The office launched a review of the Logan ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Action Stalls on Bill to Provide Lawyers in Housing Court
City LimitsApril 8, 2015

And despite the mayor's support for more funding for tenants in legal trouble (as well as multiplying funds for helping low-income people get representation in court), de Blasio's office would not say if he'll get behind the measure. "We are reviewing ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Big Government Is Bankrupt Government
Ricochet.comMarch 18, 2015

The year 2007 marked the height of the housing bubble. Residential real estate prices were through the roof, especially in Arizona, Nevada, and California where speculators had swamped the market. This overvalued sector resulted in exceptionally high ...more »

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The treatment of confidential material across collateral litigation
Lexology (registration)March 22, 2015

a Ninth Circuit decision that allowed litigants in a collateral litigation to come to another court and ask to modify that court's confidentiality order so that they could “share” confidential discovery material and use it in their own litigation. Id ...more »

Business Law
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Obama Urges Soviet-Style Voting Laws
FrontPage MagazineMarch 19, 2015

obama Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America, President Obama told a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday. It is the latest radical leveling scheme that flows from the president's ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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VA Choice program's distance rule to be revised
Military TimesMarch 24, 2015

SUBSCRIBE NOWto get full access · MilitaryTimes · Home · Washington · Best for Vets · Benefits Center · OFFduty · Media .... Violent: The unforgiven. March 21, 2015, 1:10 p.m.. A North Carolina crime sweep led to 153 arrests around military communities.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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West Warwick man, 42, arrested on charge of possessing child porn
The Providence JournalMarch 19, 2015

Timothy Nolan, of 520 Providence St., was arrested after members of the state police Internet Crimes Against Children task force developed information that videos of child pornography were on a computer connected to the Internet at that address. Task ...more »

Personal Injury
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Auto Insurance With Personal Injury Protection - Comparing Quotes Lowers ...
Insurance News NetMarch 27, 2015 has released a new blog post explaining how to reduce the costs of an auto insurance policy with a personal injury protection rider. Auto insurance with personal injury protection provides excellent coverage for a driver ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Man gropes boy, 15, in Huntington movie theater
Huntington Beach IndependentMarch 18, 2015

Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who groped a teenager in a movie theater Monday. The incident occurred at the Regency Theatre on Warner Avenue near Beach Boulevard and was reported about 7 p.m., according ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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How to Effectively Select Malpractice Insurance Coverage
Daily Report (registration)April 6, 2015

Malpractice insurers are mindful of the types of cases attorneys and law firms handle and, as purchasers of insurance, attorneys and law firms should be as well. The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The $11M Lesson in Telephone Consumer Protection Compliance
Corporate Counsel (registration)April 7, 2015

Want to let your customers know with a phone call or text that the items they need are ready for pickup? Think twice before you dial. Depending on the circumstances, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act—passed in 1991 and revised in 2013—may turn ...more »

Real Estate Law
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5 Tools Every Marijuana Real Estate Broker Needs
BisnowMarch 25, 2015

5 Tools Every Marijuana Real Estate Broker Needs ... According to the White House website: “It is important to recognize that these state marijuana laws do not change the fact that using marijuana continues to be an offense under Federal law.” Even if ...more »

Candidates' night responses draw clear differences in assessor race
YourArlington.comMarch 23, 2015

What are your criteria for filling the four seats on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) committee? Acknowledging he chair the pro-CPA ballot group, Curro said he wants a balance of experience among nine members in public policy, age and diversity.more »

Sports Law
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5th Annual Entertainment And Sports Law Association Symposium
Sports Agent Blog (registration) (blog)March 25, 2015

Topics to be covered at the 5th annual entertainment and sports law association symposium: 1. Owning and Operating a Professional Sports Franchise and Venue, 2. From Development to Production, the Making of a Film, and 3. Protecting and Monetizing the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Dash cam video released in deadly officer-involved South Carolina shooting case
kfor.comApril 10, 2015

Criminal defense attorney Paul Callan says he believes Slager's defense will play up the scuffle in arguing that this is not a murder case. “Defense attorneys will say this was a heat of passion shooting — (that) this was something that he did ...more »

Auditor's office turns over subpoenaed documents to feds
Yakima Herald-RepublicMarch 20, 2015

The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle has declined to confirm or deny any investigation, and IRS officials declined to comment. Gov. Jay Inslee hasn't spoken to Kelley, and he only learned of the raid through news reports, spokesman David Postman said ...more »

Michael Sam: “I am not the only gay person in the NFL”
NBCSports.comMarch 27, 2015

Michael Sam was going to be the first openly gay player in the NFL, when he was drafted by the Rams last year. But he said he quickly found out he'd have been far from the only gay player in the league. During an appearance at an event in Dallas last ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Fresh Bid To Save Robin Hood Gardens From Demolition
ArchDailyMarch 18, 2015

The former UK Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, gave the housing scheme an immunity from listing certificate in 2009, meaning that no concerned party could bid for it to gain protected status under British law. ... The report also suggests that English ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable energy best
Emporia GazetteMarch 18, 2015

Moreover, alternative energy is hardly unique in getting tax incentives. The oil and gas industry has long benefited from government support in the form of tax reductions and exemptions. This law is good for Kansas workers and good for the environment ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Money Smart Week at Westport Library
Minuteman News CenterApril 7, 2015

She represents high net worth individuals and family groups with the preparation of sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, private foundations and charitable trusts and when necessary, litigates probate proceedings. In addition, Lange has developed a ...more »

Family Law
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Family Law: Time to reform rules for reviewing parenting regimes
Law TimesApril 13, 2015

Superior Court Justice Suzanne Stevenson, who presided over the motion to change, provided very detailed reasons for judgment and went through the law on variation of parenting orders. In this regard, the Children's Law Reform Act provides that the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' Comp Exclusive Remedy Bars Bad Faith Claim in North Carolina
ClaimsJournal.comMarch 24, 2015

The exclusive remedy provisions in North Carolina's workers' compensation law were recently challenged by an injured worker who sought to bring a bad faith claim against the insurer. The worker, Jeff Bowden, was injured ... Previously, the North ...more »


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