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Hundereds of law enforcement gearing up for Bud Bash
UpNorthLive.comAugust 2, 2014

It's also the busiest weekend of the summer for area law enforcement trying to keep the crowds under control. Every law enforcement officer in the area will be on hand to make sure everyone stays safe. The bash all started at the Limberlost bar by the ...more »

How to stop companies from moving overseas
Arizona RepublicAugust 2, 2014

The argument that lower corporate taxation just makes the rich richer holds no water, either. Even on the basis of fairness. Especially regarding fairness. American tax laws on overseas earnings are rife with loopholes favoring politically connected ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Memo: Hubbard used national GOP to hide gambling money
Montgomery AdvertiserAugust 4, 2014

WASHINGTON – A series of transactions by Republican fundraisers during the 2010 elections likely broke Alabama campaign finance laws, according to an internal GOP document from 2011. Some of the transactions involved money from gambling interests, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Fewer Uninsured Face Fines as Health Law's Exemptions Swell
Wall Street JournalAugust 7, 2014

Almost 90% of the nation's 30 million uninsured won't pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act in 2016 because of a growing batch of exemptions to the health-coverage requirement. The architects of the health law wanted most Americans to carry ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ainslie miss chance to cement NEAFL finals berth in loss to Sydney Uni
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 2, 2014

Ainslie captain Rob Tuohey said his team didn't come to play and has put it on his leadership group to turn things around after a demoralising 30-point loss to Sydney Uni at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday, which left their NEAFL finals chances hanging in ...more »

Immigration Law
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SPOTLIGHT: Immigration still offers issue for state campaigns
The Daily News JournalAugust 24, 2014

“Illegal immigration burdens taxpayers, compromises national security, increases criminal activity, and erodes the significance of being an American citizen. We must secure our border and devote resources to enforcing current immigration law, which ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Snyder to tout Proposal 1 passing, Michigan recovery to auto execs
MLive.comAugust 6, 2014

It also authorizes the creation of an authority to distribute existing use tax revenue to local governments who currently rely on personal property tax collections to provide services, including police and fire. Snyder said the proposal is "another ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Seniors vs. Crime project here to help
Lehigh Acres News StarAugust 3, 2014

Crime volunteer contributes his or her unique life experience to help balance the scales of justice for senior clients seeking financial relief in the form of refunds or repairs. ... If we suspect fraud or any criminal activity, we turn it over to the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Alleghany Capital Corporation Announces Investment In Jazwares
Insurance News NetAugust 4, 2014

NEW YORK , Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alleghany Capital Corporation ("ACC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y), today announced that it has acquired an interest in Jazwares, LLC ("Jazwares"), a privately held toy and ...more »

Animal Law
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Markell signs legislation to strengthen animal welfare laws
Cape GazetteAugust 3, 2014

The new laws establish oversight and training programs for animal shelters and animal control officers and prohibit shelters from using gas chambers. In addition, trained personnel must evaluate animals seized in criminal activity, cruelty, and animal...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual property risks for joint inventors – Avoid the mud
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 14, 2014

However, working together without a proper legal framework could result in a complex and quite expensive legal dispute over ownership of any intellectual property that may have been developed by parties working collaboratively. The recent Federal Court ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Update: $23M class action lawsuit against Sunrise Propane approved
MetroNews CanadaAugust 8, 2014

The early morning explosions at the Sunrise Propane plant sounded like bombs. The ceilings in Josephine Schieda's Downsview home collapsed, and as dark mushroom clouds rained poisonous asbestos, thousands were forced to evacuate the area.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Vandermause: Upgrading Affirmative Action
The DartmouthAugust 8, 2014

Affirmative action is one of the Supreme Court's latest targets. In a decision issued in late April, the Court upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment barring affirmative action at public universities. While the decision officially pertains only to ...more »

Former BWI fire chief appeals termination
WBAL BaltimoreAugust 4, 2014

After a six-year court battle, he was appointed deputy chief, but his lawyer alleges he's had problems at the department since then because of racial discrimination. Lawrence was the first African-American to assume leadership of BWI's fire and rescue ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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A Hairy Subject: Renters, Dogs & No-Pet Apartments in West Hollywood
WEHOvilleAugust 11, 2014

According to the city, WeHo apartment (not condo) landlords can't evict tenants for having one or two dogs, cats or birds under 35 pounds if: the tenant is at least 62 years old; is living with a disability; and/or is HIV-positive. One or more of those ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Shockingly sleazy GOP governors: “Knaves, scoundrels, extremists and ...
SalonAugust 2, 2014

His inclusion stems from: (1) promotion of a political culture rife with cronyism and pay-to-play appointments; (2) the pervasiveness and influence of revolving-door lobbyists in his administration; (3) accepting free trips on the private planes of ...more »

Litigation
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AIG Profit Tops Estimate; To Pay $960 Mln To Settle Securities Litigation
RTT NewsAugust 4, 2014

American International Group Inc (AIG: Quote) Monday reported a better-than-expected increase in second-quarter profit, aided by earnings in core insurance businesses as well as gains from the sale of its aircraft-leasing unit. Separately, AIG in a ...more »

Business Law
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Attention NetSol Technologies, Inc. Investors: NetSol Misled Investors ...
MarketWatchAugust 4, 2014

Robbins Arroyo LLP is a nationally recognized leader in securities litigation and shareholder rights law. The firm represents individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits, and has helped its ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veterans find services at military expo Veterans and active military personnel ...
Ventura County StarAugust 18, 2014

Military Expo connects veterans with jobs and other benefits. Jeremy Foster. 2:43 PM, Aug 18, 2014. camarillo | business | military. DAVID YAMAMOTO/SPECIAL TO THE STAR Army veteran Corey Herzer, a recent business graduate of CSU Channel Islands, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Niagara Falls man charged with luring a child after girl contacted on Facebook
The Daily Courier (subscription)August 2, 2014

Dwayne Greenough of Niagara Falls has been arrested and charged. He was scheduled for a bail hearing at a St. Catharines courthouse on July 31. Police say members of the public should report suspicious Internet activities related to children to Crime ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Lawyer Doug Zanes Releases Best-Selling Book
Insurance News NetAugust 15, 2014

Released on August 11th , Winning Your Personal Injury Case by author and personal injury lawyer Doug Zanes is the ultimate 8-step guide to protect your health, family and finances. Within just 12 hours of the e-book's release on Amazon, it became a #1 ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Protects Electronic Privacy
The National Law ReviewAugust 8, 2014

Missouri's vote comes on the heels of the June 2014 U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, as covered by CNN, that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to search cell phones seized during arrest. Given the ruling of the Court, and this first measure by Missouri ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Error Creates Houston 'Pension Funding Crisis'
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 4, 2014

"Each year the city of Houston pays more than $300 million to the three pension funds it supports for city firefighters, police officers, and municipal workers. The city's contributions to these pension funds impose a substantial annual financial ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Offshore Accounts--Current State Of Law And Compliance
ForbesAugust 6, 2014

Other accounts were in the millions of dollars, established to evade U.S. income tax. Swiss banks availed of strict Swiss bank secrecy laws to sell such account relationships. Swiss banks commonly issued no account statements for the accounts. Some ...more »

Real Estate Law
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New act enhances consumers' right to withdraw from contracts
International Law OfficeAugust 7, 2014

Parliament recently passed a bill to implement the EU Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EC. Among others things, the new Distance Contracts and Off-Premises Contracts Act deals with consumers' right to withdraw from certain contracts concluded outside ...more »

PLW - People in the News - August 4, 2014
The Legal IntelligencerAugust 4, 2014

Palumbi represents clients in a variety of commercial and construction related disputes, including products liability claims, construction defect, breach of contract actions, municipal law, and litigation involving energy and natural resources ...more »

Sports Law
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NCAA May Let Its Top Conferences Play by Their Own Rules
New York TimesAugust 6, 2014

Under the proposal, the N.C.A.A. would clear the way for sports powerhouses like Alabama and Ohio State to pay their athletes a few thousand dollars more than what the current scholarship rules allow, loosen restrictions against agents and advisers ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Former Greene police chief's case switches courts
Press & Sun-BulletinAugust 2, 2014

Defense lawyer Tom Jackson, of Binghamton, said he expects a court appearance to be set for sometime in August. “We're still trying to work out a disposition,” Jackson said Friday ... The police department maintains three part-time officers. On July 11 ...more »

Is nonprofit "United Against Nuclear Iran" a Mossad front?
Bay Area IndymediaAugust 4, 2014

Like all U.S. nonprofit organizations, the group is not required to reveal the names of its donors in annual public filings to the IRS. The group lobbies Congress and drafts legislation aimed at thwarting a program no credible intelligence agency ...more »

How to address dementia in the workplace
InsideCounselAugust 22, 2014

Most Americans are retiring later and working well past previously normalized retirement ages. Age discrimination laws generally prevent employers from even suggesting that it is time for an older employee to retire. In the UK, before 2011, employers ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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PM Tony Abbott drops amendments to Racial Discrimination Act
Gay News NetworkAugust 6, 2014

Strong and effective laws that protect Australians from racist hate speech are a great asset in combating the serious harm to individuals and society caused by racial vilification,” said de Kretser. De Kretser claimed the changes proposed by Attorney ...more »

Environmental Law
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IRS OKs Renewable-Energy Credit When Project Changes Hands
Law360 (subscription)August 9, 2014

Law360, New York (August 08, 2014, 8:14 PM ET) -- The Internal Revenue Service clarified rules Friday involving eligibility for renewable-energy tax credits passed under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, stating a taxpayer can eligible for the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Backpacks and school supplies donations
Wicked Local PlymouthAugust 13, 2014

In order to make informed decisions, seniors must be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending this free workshop, you will learn about the obstacles you could face when making such decisions ...more »

Family Law
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When military and matrimony don't mix
Washington PostAugust 30, 2014

“It's a very valuable asset and it's a struggle for them to give up part of it to a spouse, but it is considered marital property,” Voss said. There can be problems post-judgment or -settlement, too. While state divorce laws generally apply to service ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Godfrey Resigning
Insurance JournalAugust 6, 2014

Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Christopher J. Godfrey will resign to take a federal position, but will continue pursuing a lawsuit alleging Gov. Terry Branstad and aides illegally bullied him, he said. Godfrey has accepted an appointment as ...more »

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