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Report: IRS Used Private Company to Back Up Emails
The Weekly Standard (blog)June 22, 2014

"The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to, which lists the contract as being for 'automatic data processing services.' Sonasoft's motto is 'email archiving done right,' and the ...more »

From the World Cup to the Washington Football Team, Indigenous People Fight ...
The Nation. (blog)June 22, 2014

It is a movement that stretches back decades but in recent years, the tribal councils of the Oneida Nation, the Seminole Nation, the Choctaw Nation, and the oldest Native American civil rights organization the National Congress of American Indians have ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Fairbanks doctor appeals medical license revocation
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerJuly 18, 2014

The medication label for phentermine states the drug shouldn't be used on patients with cardiovascular disease, according to a report by the Office of Administrative Hearings. In the report, Odom contends phentermine could be used by a patient with ...more »

Health Care Law
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Spanish-language website aims to help California Latino businesses navigate ...
Modesto BeeJuly 11, 2014

“It is essential that employers understand the health care law to take full advantage of its benefits and incentives, including tax credits that can make it easier for businesses to provide coverage to employees,” Alice Perez, president and CEO of the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Obama's order protects gay workers; Hatch wants religious exemption
Salt Lake TribuneJuly 22, 2014

"I'm going to do what I can, with the authority I have, to act," Obama said moments before signing the measure, which also expanded federal workplace protections on the basis of gender identity. The Democratic president said it isn't ... Asked for ...more »

Immigration Law
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Overburdened Immigration Court system strained by new wave of migrants
azcentralJuly 19, 2014

The Obama administration and Congress are debating proposals to hire more judges to preside over deportation hearings and eliminating the requirement for hearings that typically take months or years to happen. While the flood of more than 57,000 ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Zimmer: Part of Hoboken connected with Chris Christie scandal will get a planner
The Hudson ReporterJuly 18, 2014

HOBOKEN – The city of Hoboken will take the next step in its plans to redevelop a northern neighborhood where Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged that Gov. Christopher Christie's administration pressured her to expedite a development project. On Wednesday ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Ogletree Deakins attorney leaving to start new firm
Birmingham Business JournalJuly 18, 2014

A Birmingham attorney is leaving one of the area's largest law firms to start a new alternative dispute resolution practice with two other established mediators. Beverly Baker is departing Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC to form the new ADR ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Arbitration or Litigation of No-Fault Disputes
New York Law Journal (registration)July 19, 2014

They base their arguments on policy language, state regulations, and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).3 Generally speaking, the federal district courts in New York that have been faced with this issue have refused to compel arbitration and have ...more »

Animal Law
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Kitchener-based turkey breeder, workers face animal cruelty charges
Waterloo RecordJuly 5, 2014

KITCHENER — Hybrid Turkeys, a huge Kitchener-based turkey breeder, and five of its employees face a total of 11 animal cruelty charges after an undercover video caught workers allegedly abusing birds. The charges, announced Thursday, were laid by the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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CA Technologies Seeks Injunction Against AppDynamics' Use of CA Intellectual...
MarketWatchJuly 21, 2014

CA is also seeking an injunction against AppDynamics prohibiting the misuse of CA's intellectual property and financial damages. The claims filed today allege that Bansal and Sunkara secretly began to develop an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Monticello gets bids to remove controversial debris pile
Times Herald-RecordJuly 19, 2014

The village received five bids from vendors Thursday to remove the pile of debris on Pleasant Street, which has been left there since the state Department of Labor prevented the village from disposing of it because it contained asbestos. The five ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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US sues Entergy for not reporting affirmative action compliance
ReutersJuly 17, 2014

According to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, Entergy has since May 2012 refused repeated requests from the Labor Department to submit its written affirmative action programs and related records, in connection with a ...more »

Two brothers from Utah died in Arizona Strip plane crash
Salt Lake TribuneJuly 22, 2014

Mourners in Davis County held a memorial Monday night for two teenage brothers who died this weekend when their plane crashed near the Utah-Arizona border. Daulton Whatcott, 19, and his brother, Jaxon Whatcott, 16, both of Clinton, were the two ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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What a relief! BC Court of Appeal decides that equitable relief from ...
Lexology (registration)July 6, 2014

A commercial tenant may apply to court for relief from forfeiture when faced with the termination of its lease by a landlord, but can a residential tenant also seek such relief? That question was recently answered by a 5 member panel of the British ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Firefighter candidate with extensive criminal record sues Central Falls for ...
The Providence JournalJuly 21, 2014

At the time, Central Falls had just emerged from federal bankruptcy and the city was trying to bolster its pension fund for firefighters, police officers and municipal workers. Richard A. Sinapi, Hartley's Cranston-based lawyer, said in the lawsuit ...more »

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Arbitration or Litigation of No-Fault Disputes
New York Law Journal (registration)July 21, 2014

Insurance companies in New York continue to expend considerable time and effort to fight no-fault automobile insurance fraud. Toward that end, one of the most effective tools is the filing of lawsuits in federal court against health care providers who ...more »

Business Law
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'Nightcrawler' Teaser Features a Very Intense Jake Gyllenhaal
/FILMJuly 21, 2014

The teaser showed up via a Craigstlist post advertising a hard-working man looking for a job. ... Gyllenhaal plays “a small-time Los Angeles criminal who gets a little too swept up in the nocturnal world of the city's crime journalism community ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Panel Seeks Input From Community on Military Benefit Changes
TWC NewsJune 25, 2014

A commission seeking to make recommendations on the changes was asking for the public's opinion in Fayetteville on Wednesday. The group was established in May of last year. The Military Compensation and Retirement Commission is collecting ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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MANVILLE: Debit card reportedly used fraudulently
Packet OnlineJuly 19, 2014

A Manville man came to headquarters at 4:52 p.m. July 7 and said he had visited a website that said he had looked at child pornography over the Internet and locked his phone. The website said his phone could be unlocked if he paid a fee over the Internet.more »

Personal Injury
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Informative eBook Regarding Personal Injury Claims Recently Published by The ...
Motor E magazineJuly 18, 2014

The step-by-step free downloadable guide will help drivers understand whether or not they will qualify for a personal injury claim, how to interact with their physicians, how to start the claims process, and more. Having these resources will help ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Divided Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Marriage Law
Breitbart NewsJune 25, 2014

The court added that there is no constitutional right to polygamy, but did so without explaining its rationale separating the two non-traditional types of marriage. One week before the district court struck down Utah's man-woman marriage law, a ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Time for a Second Opinion: Everybody Makes Mistakes, Even Doctors
Legal ExaminerJune 27, 2014

Nobody's perfect, not even doctors and other medical professionals. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.. Medical malpractice occurs when a provider deviates ...more »

Consumer Protection
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A Case That Shows the Limits of Insider Trading Laws
Columbus CEOJuly 18, 2014

The answer goes far beyond the Rengan Rajaratnam case, and it raises some fundamental questions about the state of insider trading laws. The evidence .... “The original concept was to prevent unfair access and use of confidential information. But the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Fifth Avenue Property Deal Driven By Tourists, Law of Supply and Demand
Wall Street JournalJuly 11, 2014

"That rent has gone up precipitously," said Adelaide Polsinelli, senior director at Eastern Consolidated, a real-estate services firm. "There are tenants who will sign a lease today and will pay a premium to have the lease executed so they can move in ...more »

Wild's Vanek tied to illegal gambling probe in New York
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNewsJuly 22, 2014

News 10 reports a law enforcement source indicates the former Gopher is connected to an investigation at the Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte, New York. Last month, a New York grand jury ... On July 1st, Vanek signed a three-year $19.5 million ...more »

Sports Law
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Ex-judge has law license indefinitely suspended
WTRFJuly 17, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of a former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County judge convicted of lying to FBI agents. A federal jury convicted Bridget McCafferty in August 2011 of 10 counts of making ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Businessman paying his dues in workhouse
Minneapolis Star TribuneJuly 20, 2014

The two parties in the unusual case, which has stunned and mystified his longtime acquaintances, have been butting heads since Fannie Mae foreclosed on Grossman's Vintage Lakes apartment and townhouse complex in Oklahoma City in 2007. Grossman claims ...more »

Twin Liquors Reaches TABC Settlement: Terms still pending and nobody's ...
Austin ChronicleJuly 18, 2014

The case stems from an April 2013 joint FBI, IRS, and TABC raid of Twin Liquor's Austin headquarters. On the day of the raid, owners David and Margaret Jabour were ... But in March of this year, lawyers for the company responded with their own lawsuit ...more »

Court: Former Allegheny DA's detective can pursue age discrimination claim
Tribune-ReviewJune 27, 2014

Hildebrand sued the county and district attorney's office both under the federal age discrimination law and under the Equal Protection Clause of the constitution. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab dismissed the lawsuit in January 2013. A three-judge ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law Enforcement Blotter 7/15
Brownwood News (blog)July 15, 2014

According to the report, an asset protection employee observed 62-year-old Jane Norma Souza of Coleman push her shopping basket to the checkout line, pay for items in the top of her basket without telling the cashier that there were two 12-packs of ...more »

Environmental Law
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Germany's 'mixed bag' energy law reforms pass final parliamentary hurdle
PV-TechJuly 14, 2014

Wedepohl added that, “How the market will develop will depend largely on the development of system prices and new business models”. BSW Solar has recently produced a report for prospective investors on emerging business models for the international ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Should online life survive death?
Tampabay.comJuly 18, 2014

In 2005, a Michigan probate judge ordered Yahoo to hand over the emails of a Marine killed in Iraq after his parents argued that their son would have wanted to share them. Likewise, a court eventually granted Williams, the Oregon mother, access to her ...more »

Family Law
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Re K (Return Order: Failure to Comply: Committal) [2014] EWCA Civ 905
Family Law NewswatchJuly 22, 2014

The Mongolian mother and Singaporean father met in Singapore and relocated to London following their marriage where the 2-year-old child was born. The parents agreed to place the child temporarily with the paternal grandparents in Singapore while the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Man arrested on charges that he collected workers comp funds while working
Mid-Hudson NewsJuly 17, 2014

Man arrested on charges that he collected workers comp funds while working. GOSHEN – A 43-year-old Harriman man has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud as a felony for allegedly collecting over $27,000 in workers' compensation insurance ...more »


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