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UT to Supreme Court: We Need Affirmative Action
Texas TribuneOctober 27, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin needs to consider race in admissions if it wants a diverse, representative student body, the school told the U.S. Supreme Court 0n Monday in a 70-page brief filed in advance of oral arguments in the case Fisher v.more »

Industry experts offer mixed views on Kenya's new mining law
Industrial Minerals (registration)October 27, 2015

Kenya is expected to introduce a new mining law by the end of this year, or early in 2016, to attract international companies to stimulate resource sector and wider economic growth. However, industry experts expressed mixed views on the effectiveness ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Watchdog: Judge's backlog coming to end
DesMoinesRegister.comOctober 28, 2015

Bob Soltis, a former administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration, says Iowa Judge Tela Gatewood may have taken more time than other judges making decisions in disability cases because she denied a higher number. “I know it takes ...more »

Health Care Law
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Virginia insurance prices going up under health care law
WTOPOctober 27, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Many Virginia residents seeking insurance coverage on the health care exchange will see their premiums go up next year, but rates are rising less in Virginia than in most states, federal officials said. The cost of the mid-level ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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How Bob Dylan Brought It All Back Home
Daily BeastNovember 3, 2015

In that light, the newly released Cutting Edge tracks act like a box of dynamite that explodes our old ways of hearing these songs. There's fumbling and laughter and foolishness (drums on “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Like a Rolling Stone” in waltz time), but ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law reform to phase out asylum approvals on compassionate grounds
YLE NewsNovember 3, 2015

Immigration law reform to phase out asylum approvals on compassionate grounds. Finland's Interior Ministry says it's revisiting legislation relating to asylum applications. The ministry said Tuesday that reforms in the pipeline mean it will give up the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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I.D. Systems Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results
CNNMoneyNovember 4, 2015

The decrease was primarily due to headcount reductions and other cost-cutting measures. Research and development expenses decreased 37% to $1.1 million from $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2014, primarily due to the completion of several product ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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B2B: Hybrid Dispute Resolution Clauses in Russian Courts – The Saga Continues
The Moscow Times (registration)October 29, 2015

Optional dispute resolution clauses in general and asymmetrical clauses in particular were considered by the Supreme Commercial Court (see Judgment No. 1831/12 dated 19 June 2012, Case No. А40-49223/11, the so-called Sony Ericsson case).more »

Insurance Litigation
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As Litigation Risk Increases, Private Equity Sponsors Should Re-Evaluate Their ...
The National Law ReviewNovember 13, 2015

Private equity fund sponsors are facing increased litigation risk from regulators and private parties, including limited partners and stakeholders in portfolio companies. As a result, private equity firms should re-examine their professional liability ...more »

Animal Law
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GRAPHIC VIDEO: University of Alabama student accused of animal abuse after ...
WJHLNovember 4, 2015

Regarding the video that was posted online today of the UA student that was beating the cat with the belt, it is obvious that Alabama needs to strengthen our animal cruelty laws again. Linda Dooley of The U.S. Animal Law Center has been in contact with ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Why Italy turned to crowdfunding to preserve its culture
Deutsche WelleNovember 2, 2015

Franceschini applauds fresh initiatives that have come in the wake of Art Bonus such as, Italy's first private, non-profit, free website that aims to bring together cultural institutions and businesses. Launched by a group of 500 ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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In opening statements, a tale of two Sheldon Silvers
Capital New YorkNovember 3, 2015

During their opening statements Tuesday in the criminal corruption trial of former state Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, prosecutors and Silver's defense attorneys painted sharply different images of the elected official at the center of the case ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Letter: ​What if sports had affirmative action?
The Daily Tar HeelNovember 19, 2015

Why doesn't the NFL have to comply with affirmative action? If the NBA were IBM, they would have been sued into the Dark Ages for discriminatory hiring practices. Any organization that has a payroll exceeding $100,000,000 should be required to let all ...more »

Small Plane Crash Landed On MLK Boulevard
5newsonline.comNovember 3, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A small plane crash landed near MLK Boulevard Tuesday morning. Witnesses report two people came out of the plane, and the fire department reported that one person is being checked for injuries. All lanes of MLK have been ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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'Harder to evict antisocial tenants' under new law
ScotsmanNovember 3, 2015

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “The new Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill provides new grounds to evict tenants that engage in antisocial behaviour or have a relevant criminal conviction, so landlords will be able to use this to deal with ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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They ran his credit without approval
Hanford SentinelOctober 31, 2015

Ever wondered what the consequences can be when a business runs a check on your credit, but without your approval? Timothy, who reads our column in the Eureka Times-Standard, send the following email: “In September of 2014, I visited the Folsom Auto ...more »

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Medidata Announces Successful Resolution of Its Patent Litigation with ...
Business Wire (press release)November 9, 2015

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata (NASDAQ:MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, today announced that it has prevailed in defending a patent lawsuit filed by Datatrak International ...more »

Business Law
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A-Town Daily News
Paso Robles Daily NewsNovember 4, 2015

The A-Town News is now offering online advertising to local businesses looking to drive more traffic and attract more customers. Thousands of North County residents are looking to the A-Town Daily News every week. The local news website has thousands ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Tar Heel: Lance DeSpain's work benefits state's veterans and economy
News & ObserverNovember 7, 2015

Lance DeSpain wants to solve the kinds of problems that keep military generals up at night – problems like how to outfit Toyota Tundras for combat without making them stand out in foreign cities. And he aims to find solutions to these problems that ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Corruption Currents: Crocodiles Starve After US Freezes Owner's Assets
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 3, 2015

The Vatican is investigating who hacked into the computer belonging to the Holy See's auditor. (Daily Telegraph). South Korea pulled the plug on a child surveillance app ... Alleged members of a trans-national organized crime group that funneled stolen ...more »

Personal Injury
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'Without prejudice' personal injury claims – are we doing the best for injured ...
Lexology (registration)October 27, 2015

As a personal injury solicitor bringing claims on behalf of injured people, I frequently encounter Defendant's who confirm, when pressed for an admission of liability, that they would be willing to deal with the claim 'on a without prejudice basis'. In ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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RBG Makes Yet Another Brilliant Point About the Constitutional Necessity of ...
Slate Magazine (blog)November 16, 2015

In a perfect world, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have written the opinion of the court in Obergefell v. Hodges, applying her comprehensive understanding of equality to strike down laws that prevent same-sex couples from marrying. But we do not ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Another suit filed against former Charleston attorney for malpractice
West Virginia RecordNovember 4, 2015

Martin then called them back and informed them he would send the releases for the settlements and, when they had not received the releases by May 23, 2014, they filed a complaint with the West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board, according to the suit.more »

Consumer Protection
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Florida woman sues Wells Fargo Bank after robo dialer called her cellphone ...
WPTV.comNovember 16, 2015

Consumers from Florida to California accuse Wells Fargo of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In some cases people say they asked the bank to stop. In other cases, plaintiffs claim they were current on payments or the bank was dialing the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorney Mark NeJame joins crowd of rising new real estate agents
Orlando SentinelNovember 13, 2015

Attorney Mark NeJame has opened a real estate business with an office on International Drive. He has an ... NeJame, known for his downtown law firm and ubiquitous billboards, is entering the real estate market at a time when the field is ripe with ...more »

Two Senate committees tackle cyber today
PoliticoNovember 3, 2015

The updated enterprise email system may rely entirely on commercial capabilities, said John Hale, who leads DISA's Development and Business Directorate. Contract solicitations for both projects are scheduled for the second half of the 2016 fiscal year ...more »

Sports Law
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21st congress for Int'l Association of Sport Law kicks off in Morocco
MENAFN.COMNovember 4, 2015

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The 21st congress for International Association of Sport Law (IASL) kicked off Tuesday, with participation of President of Organizing Committee for Woman Sport in GCC Sheikha Naima Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Portland criminal defense lawyer faces tax charges
KTVZNovember 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon criminal defense lawyer has been indicted in federal court on tax charges. The Oregonian reports ( ) that a grand jury in Portland brought the 10-count indictment against Gary Bertoni Wednesday.more »

Spending Too Many Days In The US May Complicate Your Taxes
Huffington Post CanadaNovember 3, 2015

Unlike Canada, the IRS requires tax preparers to have a both a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and a designation and only U.S. enrolled tax agents (EAs), Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) or lawyers are allowed to represent you to the IRS...more »

A Real Missouri 'Concerned Student 1950' Speaks, at Age 89
New York TimesNovember 11, 2015

He speaks almost matter-of-factly of his past as a path-breaker, and remembers his time at the university, during an era when separate-but-equal was still the law of the land, as surprisingly free of conflict. He said his presence had provoked no ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The 'Global Diplomacy Lab' tackles migration
Deutsche WelleNovember 7, 2015

The radical part of the idea is this: Germany should set up centers across Africa where people can come to in order to have German authorities assess their skills, and whether they can be an asset to the German economy. "Once that is proven on a points ...more »

Environmental Law
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Brookfield Renewable Announces Third Quarter Results
MarketWatchNovember 3, 2015

Our portfolio consists of hydroelectric and wind facilities in North America, Latin America and Europe and totals more than 7,000 megawatts of installed capacity, generating enough renewable energy to power four million homes. Brookfield Renewable is ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Five on Three: The Weeks Law Firm
Star Local MediaNovember 13, 2015

The Weeks Law Firm helps clients with custom wills, trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives. Its goal is to create an estate plan that ... We also handle guardianship if a person with a disability needs protection. We serve and support the ...more »

Family Law
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Barnes v Phillips [2015] EWCA Civ 1056
Family Law WeekNovember 5, 2015

The judge found that on purchase of the property they were joint tenants in law and in equity because that was their intention. Both were contributing equally to what was in effect a "marriage without a wedding ceremony". He found that there was no ...more »

Workers Compensation
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New workers' comp firm partners with Fort Worth
WFAANovember 3, 2015

FORT WORTH — Monday marked the first full business day of what the City of Fort Worth and York Risk Services hope is a long and productive partnership. The company will be handling workers' compensation and risk management services after Fort Worth ...more »


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