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Israeli Justice Is Seen to Be Often Uneven Among Palestinian Cases
New York TimesAugust 3, 2015

Yet after a court hearing on Sunday, Mr. Orbach, 24, was released to house arrest pending a ruling on a request by state prosecutors to keep him detained until trial. He is home on bail, under parental supervision and ... Israel has made wide use of ...more »

NBN recruiting 4500 jobs across Australia
ZDNetAugust 3, 2015

"Internet Australia commends NBN's decision to engage retired telco workers and to create an expanded workforce to help fast track the construction of the National Broadband Network," Patton said on Monday. ... The Australian government last month ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Israel extends 'administrative detention' law to Jewish citizens
UPI.comAugust 3, 2015

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Sunday "administrative detention" laws in which suspects can be jailed for up to six months, typically used against alleged Palestinian radicals, would equally apply to Jewish citizens. He added the directive ...more »

Health Care Law
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New Law Eliminates Clerical Errors As Medicaid Fraud
D Healthcare DailyAugust 10, 2015

When Senate Bill 207 becomes law on September 1, unintentional clerical errors by healthcare providers will no longer be considered evidence of Medicaid fraud. The Texas Tribune reports on the new legislation, which was enacted in the wake of a scandal ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
Kansas City StarAugust 3, 2015

"What we have right now in the country is an emerging consensus as to the need to act," said NAACP President Cornell William Brooks. "What we don't have is a consensus as to how to act, what to act ... "Right now, all law enforcement has an image ...more »

Immigration Law
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Time for a 'PEP' talk on immigration
The Hill (blog)August 20, 2015

While a series of recent tragic murders and assaults allegedly committed by illegal immigrants in so-called “sanctuary cities” has rightly focused the nation's attention on communities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws, a new Immigration ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Facilities fees, budget revision, sub teacher salary increases on VUSD agenda
TheReporter.ComAugust 6, 2015

A public hearing about proposed school facilities fees, a Measure A bond pricing update, a 45-day school district budget revision, and a report on substitute teacher and school-support employee salary increases are on the agenda when Vacaville Unified ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Indonesian police arrest Aust businessman 5, 2015

An Indonesian-based Australian businessman and former diplomat involved in disputes over a coal project and a Bali villa has reportedly been arrested by Indonesian police. The Bali ... The actor alleges Mr Alexander, the former owner of the villa ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Judge Slams Insurer's Appeal of $18M Punitives Award
The Legal IntelligencerAugust 3, 2015

Nationwide Mutual Insurance the money after determining that the insurance company had engaged in a “scorched earth” strategy for fighting small claims. The award came after more than 16 years of litigation, and a previous trip to the state Superior Court.more »

Animal Law
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Column: Lion's death fans rhetoric about animal 'rights'
Eagle-TribuneAugust 9, 2015

Animal welfare is something everybody should practice: We should treat them humanely and should not cause them unnecessary suffering. Animal rights is an absurdity on the level of suggesting that a lion (or a cow or any other sentient creature) would ...more »

Intellectual Property
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World Intellectual Property Organization presents 'WIPO Award for Creative ...
Thailand National News BureauAugust 3, 2015

Mr. Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said that 'Her Royal Highness has really been a champion in creativity and intellectual property, and we have seen that across a wide domain. HRH is the author ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Asbestos found at slide stabilization area in Crookston
Grand Forks HeraldAugust 5, 2015

In addition to federal regulations and state law, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is working closely with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Department of Health to properly manage the material. Once the asbestos is removed ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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90 percent of IIT Roorkee dropouts are backward caste: A case against ...
FirstpostAugust 6, 2015

Affirmative action (reservation in Indian terms) does give backward caste students opportunities for engineering education in the country's premier institutions, but once admitted, many of them struggle to cope with the twin-pressure of academics and ...more »

Bin Laden family plane crash: Victims 'killed by fire'
BBC NewsAugust 4, 2015

Three members of Osama Bin Laden's family and a pilot died from the "effects of fire" when a jet plane crashed, preliminary post-mortem tests have found. Bin Laden's half-sister, Sana Mohammed Bin Laden, her mother, Raja Bashir Hashim, and his ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Ras Al Khaimah tenant and landlord disagree on rent cap
The NationalAugust 19, 2015

She said that there is a new law in the emirate that rents cannot be increased for a three-year period. Is this true? ... The same decree does permit landlords to evict their tenants if they fail to pay the rent within 10 days of the due date. If your ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Conservatives' Urban Opportunity
The FederalistAugust 3, 2015

And many cities are on the verge of bankruptcy, if not already on the other side. Quite simply, progressives have failed the ... Rudy Giuliani's record on crime in New York City demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach. Today, conservative ...more »

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CBDT to set up portals to reduce tax litigation
Daily News & AnalysisAugust 17, 2015

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is all set to launch two reference online portals to reduce tax-related court disputes and reconcile the contradictions between tax payers and authorities. The portals will help I-T officials refer to previous ...more »

Business Law
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Missing Persons Week 2015 - Missing Person Danny See
NSW Police Online (press release)August 3, 2015

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Danny See is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Vets Respond After Former Fed Chair Slams the Benefits of Military Service in ...
IJ ReviewAugust 18, 2015

If you go into the military at age 18 — versus an identical person who stays in the private sector and takes a private sector job — 10 years later, if you leave the military, your skills and wages are probably not going to be quite as high on average ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta indicted again, faces wide-ranging ...
The New Orleans AdvocateAugust 5, 2015

“This is still under investigation, we need to do a little more work and there are other related parties we're looking into,” Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said after the grand jury's report was read out, referring to Peralta's actions as a ...more »

Personal Injury
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Chelsie King Garza Personal Injury Law Blog on Blog (blog)August 9, 2015

Texas allows recovery of mental anguish without physical injury ONLY in the following circumstances: 1) bystander cases; 2) intentional tort – child abduction; 3) defamation; 4) invasion of privacy; 5) telegraph co. failing to promptly deliver a death ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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" Federal Court Strikes Down Idaho 'Ag-Gag' Law, Finds Constitutional Right to ...
Brad Blog (blog)August 10, 2015

"Under the law," the decision explains, "a journalist or animal rights investigator can be convicted for not disclosing his media or political affiliations when requesting a tour of an industrial feedlot, or applying for employment at a dairy farm. An ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Roslyn company with ties to Skelos spent millions lobbying on malpractice...
NewsdayAugust 14, 2015

Dean Skelos, has spent millions of dollars over the past two decades on campaign contributions and lobbying to try to influence medical malpractice and insurance laws, records show. The company, which relies on the State Legislature to extend a law...more »

Consumer Protection
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The FCC's new Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) rules, and the ...
Lexology (registration)September 3, 2015

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") is a federal statute that comes into play for routine business calls to consumers. It governs under what circumstances businesses can use a system to automatically dial phone numbers or deliver a ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Novack and Macey's Monte Mann: He's there when things go wrong
REjournals.comAugust 11, 2015

That's good; Mann is co-chairman of the real estate litigation group at Chicago law firm Novack and Macey. ... Mann recently spoke to Midwest Real Estate News about his career and why he finds the world of commercial real estate such a fascinating one.more »

Psych firm that screens Baltimore cops under review
Foster's Daily DemocratAugust 6, 2015

In the past five years, PCA has held contracts with at least 17 Maryland law enforcement agencies, including the Baltimore City Schools Police, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department, the Baltimore City Sheriff's Department and the ...more »

Sports Law
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Vincent admits Brady was disciplined under policy not given to players
NBCSports.comAugust 5, 2015

Which, as a matter of basic labor law, prevents the NFL from disciplining Brady for any violations of the policy. The transcript of Brady's appeal hearing includes admissions from executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent that prove these two ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Courthouse Security Arrests Defense Attorney
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 6, 2015

"There are some officers who just think criminal defense lawyers are not good people. They are not considered officers of the court, like prosecutors. If it had been a prosecutor in the same position, they would not have arrested him, believe me ...more »

Newly Released Trove of Lois Lerner Emails Reveal the Ex-IRS Official's True ...
TheBlaze.comAugust 13, 2015

Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner, right, accompanied by her attorney,is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the the agency's ...more »

Discrimination at Any Age
JD Supra (press release)August 7, 2015

In the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq, Congress in 1967 prohibited discrimination in employment because of a person's age, but limited the protections of the law to individuals who are at least 40 years old.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Why let ex-presidents cash in?
Los Angeles TimesAugust 4, 2015

President Harry Truman once said that he would never lend himself "to any transaction, however respectable, that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency. ... By law, each ex-president receives a pension of about ...more »

Environmental Law
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Cox Wood founder to join S.C. Business Hall of Fame
The Times and DemocratAugust 9, 2015

He moved to Columbia in 1950 and he and his father-in-law, Arthur Powell, started a wood-preservation business called New Adventure. In 1952, Cox helped Powell modify the Columbia plant and business was going so well they ... At the time, finding work ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Do The Right Thing – Construction Of Wills In California
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 5, 2015

A homemade handwritten will. No witnesses. An estate potentially going to charity over family members. The probate litigation trifecta? Or an opportunity for the California Supreme Court to do the right thing?more »

Family Law
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Free-Range Parenting: Family Law Expert Examines State Laws On Leaving ...
PR Newswire (press release)August 5, 2015

In her recently published New Jersey Law Journal article, "Free-Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting: How do NJ courts decide if parents are neglectful?", family law expert Bari Z. Weinberger, Esq. examines this latest parenting war to uncover ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Supreme Court (almost) Clarifies Subrogation in Employee Leasing
WorkCompCentral (subscription)August 4, 2015

Oklahoma has seen its share of changes in its workers' compensation laws of recent. On May 6, 2013, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1062 into law, creating a new Title 85A of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act to operate in parallel ...more »


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