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Debate about the Uber digital car hiring service arrives in full force before ...
The Times-PicayuneJune 25, 2014

The proposed scale without the time requirement sets a flat $25 minimum for luxury sedan rides, $35 for sport-utility vehicles, $75 for high-end sedan trips to and from Louis Armstrong International Airport and $90 for the airport trips in luxury SUVs ...more »

GOP congressman grills new White House attorney on IRS targeting
BayoubuzzJune 25, 2014

June 24, 2014, 2:37 PM |Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee intensely interrogated White House lawyer Jennifer O'Connor about the IRS's attempts to provide congressional investigators with records about ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Issa: FTC is overreaching on its data security protection rules
FedScoopJuly 24, 2014

Darrell Issa, R-Calif., took the Federal Trade Commission to task Thursday during a hearing that examined whether the agency was overstepping its boundaries in going after companies that have had data security breaches. The hearing ... Issa saw it ...more »

Health Care Law
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New law to cut counties' prisoner health care costs
WBIR-TVJuly 22, 2014

Mayor Frank clarified the new law does not expand health care coverage but only helps cover costs for those who had TennCare prior to a prisoner's incarceration. "States have been losing millions of dollars every year without moving to this program ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Man threatened Medford pharmacists for pills, cash
Cherry Hill Courier PostJuly 23, 2014

Jones, who admitted guilt earlier this month to a Hobbs Act extortion charge, faces up to 20 years in prison under a plea agreement. He also pleaded in federal court in Camden to conspiring to distribute oxycodone and to a weapons offense. Jones tried ...more »

Immigration Law
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Wave of migrant children threatens to swamp US immigration courts
ReutersJuly 22, 2014

But his two-pronged plan is unlikely to transform a court system that some experts say has been saddled with increasingly complicated immigration laws from Congress since the late 1990s, spates of spiking border apprehensions and insufficient funding.more »

Industrial Development Law
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What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 24)
SunHerald.comJuly 24, 2014

Employment opportunities include positions in construction, commercial driving, food service, production and engineering, law enforcement and more. ... How to Develop a Business Plan: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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A checklist for an IFLA family arbitration
Family Law NewswatchJuly 25, 2014

If you are currently involved in any other kind of dispute resolution (mediation or round table discussions) then, without disclosing anything relating to the negotiation, has that process come to an end or do you hope to resume it at a later stage ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Revised NFL concussion lawsuit settlement uncaps funds for injured players
Business InsuranceJune 25, 2014

Kevin Turner, former NFL fullback for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, who now suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, listens as former professional athletes Ben Utecht and Chris Nowinski testify on ...more »

Animal Law
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Tarr confident redrafted animal abuse bill will pass
The Patriot LedgerJuly 8, 2014

State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr is hopeful that new animal cruelty prevention and punishment legislation will pass before the end of the formal sessions on July 31. The Gloucester Republican hailed a new redrafted version of his PAWS Act, which ...more »

Intellectual Property
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US hosts workshop on protecting intellectual property rights
Mizzima NewsJuly 17, 2014

It said the workshop will enable participants to share insights about the importance of protecting intellectual property rights, including complying with key international agreements such as the World Trade Organisation's Trade Related Intellectual...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Georgia-Pacific used secret research to downplay effect of asbestos
JD Supra (press release)July 14, 2014

Researchers were also told to withhold all communication documents related to the research under the guise of attorney-client privilege by marking all relevant documents with a note that indicated the papers were confidential and being prepared for use ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Entergy Corp. sued over federal affirmative-action requirements
The AdvocateJuly 19, 2014

Entergy also contends that the requests violate its rights under the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful search and seizure, because the Labor Department lacked evidence that the company was violating federal law. Entergy spokesman ...more »

AP Top News at 9:42 p.m. EDT
Insurance News NetJuly 25, 2014

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali , and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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'They hold landlords hostage' — Chambersburg rental owners speak out
Chambersburg Public OpinionJuly 16, 2014

The borough long ago had adopted a policy, encouraged by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, to restrict disconnecting utilities during the cold winter months to protect the health and safety of citizens, Stonehill said. It doesn't make sense ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Easy Approval Bad Credit Home Loans Now Offered at Even Lower Interest ...
DigitalJournal.comJuly 25, 2014

Home loan and refinance shoppers with bad credit are now getting easy approval home loans through the trusted lending resource. With the expansion of their lending network, Complete Home Loans is making getting a home loan quick and easy, regardless ...more »

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International Energy & Mineral Resources (Hong Kong) litigation developments
Canada NewsWire (press release)July 23, 2014

VANCOUVER, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - American CuMo Mining Corporation ("CuMoCo" or the "Company") (TSXV: MLY) (OTCQX: MLYCF) announces that further to a news release dated June 30, 2014 issued by three directors of the Company, it has been ...more »

Business Law
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The Morning Risk Report: High-Performing Businesses Ignore Pay Critics
Wall Street Journal (blog)July 25, 2014

Premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover PLC said Friday that it will reduce prices for three models sold in China in response to a local antitrust campaign,the WSJ reports. Jaguar Land Rover has been ... the Washington Post reports. In a hearing Thursday ...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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Child predator cases in NM on the rise
KRQE News 13July 24, 2014

An Internet Crimes Against Children, or ICAC, agent poses as a young child online several days a week. On one occasion, she was a ... “You have a computer, you have a smartphone, the stranger is already in your house,” the agent said. Special Agent in ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury lawyer spends another million on Davis' campaign for Texas ...
Legal News LineJuly 22, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Over the past few months, personal injury trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn continued to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers of state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Some crops reaching crucial development stage
Petoskey News-ReviewJuly 24, 2014

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Former officials sue lawyers in 38 Studios case
Boston.comJuly 8, 2014

Stokes and Saul allege legal malpractice, saying the lawyers gave them bad legal advice that they relied on as the agency struck the deal with 38 Studios. The two former officials also are among many parties, including Schilling, being sued by the EDC ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Legal 1031 Exchange Sevices Celebrates Connecticut 1031 Protection Act
DigitalJournal.comJuly 9, 2014

Monroe, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2014 -- Legal 1031 Exchange Services, Inc. is pleased to celebrate the one year anniversary of the passage of “An Act Providing Consumer Protection to Clients of Exchange Facilitators for Tax Deferred Exchanges”. Todd R.more »

Real Estate Law
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'Law & Order' Star Tamara Tunie Wants $3.75M for Townhouse
Curbed NYJuly 23, 2014

Actress Tamara Tunie, best known as the medical examiner on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", is upholding the fine tradition of "Law & Order" stars owning and later selling New York City real estate by listing her Hamilton Heights townhouse, the ...more »

Bombing the Paralyzed — Stars of David on Rockets Bound for the Comatose
Dissident VoiceJuly 21, 2014

Every act of terror and mass murder by Israel is given a new billion dollar contract, more laurels, more guns and more media fawning. We are a ... But I'm asking the Israelis, since they are the superpower in that area, is to act responsibly, wisely ...more »

Sports Law
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High winds push growing Washington wildfire
WBTVJuly 19, 2014

Stokes, his son and his daughter-in-law spent the morning clearing brush. "Anything that hasn't burned has a chance of burning yet," Stokes said. So far, his home is intact, but he's lost hay and a barn and is worried for livestock he had grazing in an ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Madrid Law Firm Provides Defense Attorney Services in Houston
DigitalJournal.comJuly 18, 2014

Madrid Law Firm offers all round attorney services in diverse crime cases. It has experienced lawyers who are qualified and have years of practice to put forward a strong defense for the clients. Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2014 -- Modernization ...more »

Luzerne County Council chair blasts two colleagues
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderJuly 18, 2014

He said Brominski previously chaired a council committee that oversaw the county audit that is overdue and currently chairs a committee handling outside board appointments that are behind and “a mess. ... Morelli wrote that Dobash resigned as chair of ...more »

Nevada Constitution Provides Exclusive Exemptions from Minimum Wage ...
The National Law ReviewJuly 2, 2014

Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of Professional Conduct. Unless otherwise noted, attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, nor can NLR ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Morning Agenda: Chinese Elite Tied to Alibaba IPO
New York TimesJuly 21, 2014

When the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group completed a $7.6 billion deal in 2012 to buy back half of Yahoo's stake in the company, it raised part of the money by selling shares to select investors, notably China's sovereign wealth fund and three ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ways to deal with natural gas price spikes in Maine, New England under ...
Bangor Daily NewsJuly 15, 2014

The company owns a mix of renewable and traditional generation assets and was scheduled to start construction Tuesday on a $1 billion project to reduce emissions from a coal power plant in Texas, according to the publication FuelFix. NRG's concerns ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Quality Solicitors SSB secures top accolade from national Law Society
bdailyJuly 22, 2014

Quality Solicitors SSB is a leading firm of Sheffield solicitors offering fixed fee and “No Win, No Fee” legal service in Wills, Probate, Family, Employment, Personal Injury and Business Law. Formed in 2007 the practice has put client service at the ...more »

Family Law
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Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton offers free family law seminar on Aug. 6
The Star-LedgerJuly 23, 2014

Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about issues related to Family Law on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 7-9 p.m., at the agency's campus, located at 127 Mill St. in Newton. The program will address child support, grounds for divorce, court ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Oklahoma Governor Challenged on Workers' Comp System Changes
Insurance JournalJuly 16, 2014

“Moving to an administrative system of mediation run by administrative law judges as opposed to a litigious system dominated by lawsuits and trial attorneys is better for injured workers and employers.” Fallin also said the administrative system will ...more »


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