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Funding crunch will delay local road projects
Journal and CourierAugust 22, 2014

Construction projects planned for 2015 and 2016 on Lindberg and Klondike roads in Tippecanoe County, and South 18th Street in Lafayette will likely be delayed at least one year because of a funding crunch at the state level. Sallie Fahey, Tippecanoe ...more »

Woman gets 37 months for embezzlement
mySanAntonio.comAugust 22, 2014

She then deleted the checks from Watermark's accounting system, and rather than submit payroll taxes and related information, she stalled the IRS when it inquired. Her activity continued for a few years and totaled $287,029, the plea deal said. Her ...more »

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Administrative Law
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John Lennon's killer is up for parole for eighth time, widow Yoko Ono is ...
New York Daily NewsAugust 22, 2014

In previous hearings, Chapman has said he targeted Lennon because of his fame and a twisted belief that the rocker was a phony for living an elite lifestyle. He gunned down Lennon, 40, as the singer and Ono returned home to the landmark Dakota building ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obamacare advocates target Hispanics in health care enrollment push
Washington TimesSeptember 1, 2014

Much of the success or failure of President Obama's health care law hinges on Hispanics, who account for about a quarter of the uninsured who are eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Yet Hispanic enrollment fell short of goals during ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Daily Fix: Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine, National Guard Leaves ...
TakePartAugust 22, 2014

(via Mother Jones). So Many Bees: The New York Police Department's retired bee expert came back to work to remove 50,000 bees from the ceiling of a condo yesterday. (via DNAInfo). The Daily Fix is your chance to act today to change tomorrow's headlines ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bill O'Reilly: How California Governor Jerry Brown is undermining American ...
Fox NewsAugust 28, 2014

Very quietly, Governor Brown has created a sanctuary state in California. That is his state will not cooperate with the feds by enforcing immigration law. Earlier this week, Mexican President Nieto traveled to California and was greeted as a hero by ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania
Orlando SentinelAugust 22, 2014

Russia said it was not breaching international law and that Russian President Vladimir Putin had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone call Moscow had been unable to wait any longer for Kiev's green light to help people in distress ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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NH, Mass. governors say Market Basket deal may be close
WMUR ManchesterAugust 22, 2014

This comes as employees hoped they would soon see an end to the dispute that has lasted for five weeks over Demouals' ouster. Demoulas ... Employees have heard that a resolution could come this weekend, but no one knows if it will. "Unfortunately, we ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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For whom the ring tones: TCPA litigation and the insurance industry
Lexology (registration)August 26, 2014

Insurance companies are increasingly the subject of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Any insurance company that communicates with its customers, job applicants, and others by phone or text using an automated telephone dialing ...more »

Animal Law
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Exercise for the heart may also protect the mind
Medical News TodayAugust 26, 2014

It would appear that aerobic exercise may do more than just preserve our cardiovascular health - it may also keep our minds sharp as we age. This was the conclusion of a new study from Canada that found links between aerobic fitness and brain function in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Open Intellectual Property Casebook: free, superior alternative to $160 textbook
Boing BoingAugust 27, 2014

This book is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks—from logos to novels to drug formulae—and the exceptions and limitations ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Survivor Credits Good Life, God and Graviola Tea to Survival (blog)August 26, 2014

Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His most recent experience is in researching and writing about asbestos litigation issues and asbestos-related conditions like mesothelioma.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Against a "Culture of Success": Asian Americans, Affirmative Action and ...
Hyphen Magazine (blog)August 31, 2014

An Asian American “culture of success,” which fuels Blum's anti-affirmative action arguments, ignores history and fails to account for the role that the U.S. immigration system has played in creating stratified classes of migrants. Most notably ...more »

Single-engine plane crashes into water near Lakefront Airport
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.comAugust 22, 2014

A single-engine plane lost power and crashed into Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport Friday afternoon. The pilot swam to shore safely, but the plane sank into the lake. The crash occurred near FBI headquarters close to the airport, New Orleans ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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'Professional Tenants' and How Not to Fall Victim to Them
AOL Real Estate (blog)August 30, 2014

abandoned room in the factory. ShutterstockThe Professional Tenant can leave the landlord with a worthless judgment for thousands in unpaid rent -- and a trashed apartment. I am an attorney who has practiced in landlord tenant law for over 15 years in ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Quotes of the day
Hot AirAugust 25, 2014

That's what's so poor. That cop, he'll be back on the streets as a cop again in 60 to 90 days.”… There's particular disillusionment over the manner in which a part of St Louis's white population has rallied to support Wilson, raising hundreds of ...more »

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LinkedIn Reaches Deal in Privacy Litigation
Law.comAugust 22, 2014

A security breach that opened more than 6 million passwords to online viewing and spawned a putative class action will cost LinkedIn Corp. $1.25 million to settle. The preliminary agreement was reached August 15 in In Re: LinkedIn User Privacy ...more »

Business Law
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Dec16 gangrape a 'small incident' whose 'advertising' cost us millions: Jaitley
ABP NewsAugust 22, 2014

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has managed to join the ever-growing list of politicians making insensitive comments over crime against women. Jaitley was lamenting the fall in the number of tourists coming to India in recent times when he ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Valley students learn military service benefits
The Desert SunSeptember 7, 2014

As the Islamic State in Iraq defends its recently established stronghold in Raqqa, Syria and Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists implement a tenuous ceasefire, Coachella Valley high school students are contemplating military service. The extremist ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Hackensack man facing child pornography charges
The Star-LedgerAugust 22, 2014

The prosecutor's computer crimes task force led the investigation, according to Molinelli. "In this case, the child pornography contained images and/or videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. During a court authorized search warrant at ...more »

Personal Injury
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ProfNet Experts Available on Estate Planning, Personal Injury Cases, More
SYS-CON Media (press release)August 27, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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PTI tells SC it believes in supremacy of constitution, law
Frontier PostAugust 22, 2014

FP MONITORING DESK ISLAMABAD: The reply to the Supreme Court notice has been submitted on behalf of the Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in case against extra-constitutional steps on Friday morning here, Local TV reported.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Career Track: Who's on the move in First Coast business
Florida Times-UnionAugust 25, 2014

Attorney Sean B. Cronin, a partner at Cronin & Maxwell law firm in Jacksonville, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Beast Lawyers in America, 2015. Cronin was chosen in the practice area of medical malpractice law and has been listed ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Tainted-Injections Claims Survive Motions to Dismiss
The National Law Journal (registration)September 2, 2014

Zobel refused to throw out Tennessee Consumer Protection Act claims to recover money used to purchase the tainted drugs. She kept alive failure-to-warn claims against defendants who ordered or administered injections. Zobel ruled that the court would ...more »

Real Estate Law
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2014 Leading Real Estate Law Firms
Multi-Housing NewsAugust 28, 2014

We are once again pleased to share our views on the most powerful real estate law practices in the nation. These are the crème de la crème, which represented the world's best-known real estate and financial institutions in the most noteworthy and ...more »

What Do Employers Need To Know About The Hong Kong Contracts (Rights Of ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 26, 2014

A business transfer agreement signed between two companies may sometimes confer benefits on the employees. Under the current law, an employee would have no right to enforce these terms against the companies if they fail to confer the benefits on him.more »

Sports Law
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O'Bannon lawyers seek $52.4 million from NCAA after victory
CBSSports.comAugust 23, 2014

The O'Bannon plaintiffs, led by Michael Hausfeld's law firm Hausfeld LLP, are seeking attorneys' fees of $46,856,319 and recoverable costs of $5,555,739. The plaintiffs also added they reserve "all rights to amend" their motion and documentation ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Antioch: 80 charges filed against car dealership owners in odometer rollbacks
San Jose Mercury NewsAugust 22, 2014

The charges against 52-year-old George Guevara and Danielle Guevara, 45, include 20 counts of unlawfully rolling back a car odometer, more than a dozen counts of grand theft by false pretenses, a dozen counts of attempting to file a false or forged ...more »

Taxpayer Information Naked in the Clouds
American Thinker (blog)September 2, 2014

Tax practitioners, be they tax return preparers, CPAs, or attorneys, have effectively become a part of the taxation system, and should be viewed as such, notwithstanding what should be their zealous advocacy of the legitimate good-faith taxpayer. Now ...more »

Tribe ponders priority plan for housing
The RobesonianAugust 22, 2014

Ed Brooks, the tribe's attorney, told the council that giving priority on housing rehabilitation services to those 62 and older based on their age is age discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and an illegal way of distributing U.S ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Daily chart China's territorial disputes
The Economist (blog)August 27, 2014

... you will find that not only did the current China not claim additional land, but shrunk as it ceded land away. They just recently got the power to enforce the claims they have left, and some neighbors are pushing and making noise in hopes that ...more »

Environmental Law
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Being creative is never a bad thing
The Daily ProgressAugust 24, 2014

In some cases, drawing attention to a cause that otherwise might go unnoticed can be just as beneficial. .... In the same year, Mr. Dixon purchased the business from Mr. Rhodes, and in 1968 hired his son-in-law, Thomas W. King to come and work with him.more »

Wills & Probate
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Riverstone gift store opening in September
Coeur d'Alene PressAugust 24, 2014

Fortus Realty, Bistline Law and Ruth J. Fullwiler Law will be the primary occupants of new locations under construction at 1205 N. Third St. (northwest corner with Harrison Avenue). Completion should be early September. Owner Denise Lundy describes ...more »

Family Law
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Local lawyer appointed to family court leadership
Marietta Daily JournalSeptember 7, 2014

Cumberland-based Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle LLC announced the appointment of its partner Kathleen “Katie” B. Connell as treasurer of The Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court's board of directors. In this role, Connell will ...more »

Workers Compensation
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State auditor reviews workers' compensation system
SouthCoastToday.comAugust 22, 2014

BOSTON — A new state audit has made recommendations to improve accountability and efficiency in the workers' compensation system. State Auditor Suzanne Bump said Thursday that her office's review found that the Department of Industrial Accidents, ...more »


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