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Woman Accused of Identity Theft at a Santee Wal-Mart Arrested: SDSO
NBC 7 San DiegoMay 25, 2017

A woman accused of using a stolen credit card to make purchases at a Wal-Mart in Santee with a toddler in tow was arrested, along with her boyfriend, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) confirmed. Maria Gaffney and her boyfriend, Frank ...more »

Holly Grove: Hedrick's Grove Reformed UCC to host breakfast
Lexington DispatchMay 25, 2017

After touring the house, the fourth- and fifth-graders had a ceremony in the garden where each girl explained what the Girl Scout Law meant to her and received a special pin. Junior Troop 40062 girls: Bethany Beck, Ella Grace Eilbacher, Saylor Freeman, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Greenberg Named Administrative Judge for Montgomery County Circuit Court, Debilius Retiring on Aug. 1
Montgomery Community MediaJune 9, 2017

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Robert Greenberg has been named the Administrative Judge for Montgomery County Circuit Court and the Circuit Administration Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Frederick and Montgomery counties), effective Aug. 1.more »

Family Law
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Protecting families, or prolonging misery? - The Clarion-Ledger
Jackson Clarion LedgerJune 2, 2017

Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi family law attorney and professor, and having difficult, drawn-out and costly divorces would be good for his pocketbook.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Plotting the Course for Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Action
Lexology (registration)May 31, 2017

In a move that has evoked strong reactions by maritime as well as oil and gas industry stakeholders, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on May 10 that was withdrawing its proposed modification and revocation of various Jones Act letter ...more »

Health Care Law
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Cornyn bets on Congress sending health care bill to Trump this summer
Texas TribuneMay 31, 2017

When asked on the Lubbock-based radio station KFYO about whether a health care overhaul bill would be sent to President Trump's desk before the August recess, Cornyn said, "Oh, absolutely. We'll get it done by the end of July at the latest." Back in ...more »

Immigration Law
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A 15000-member lawyers' convention left Texas over the state's controversial new immigration law
Business InsiderJune 8, 2017

A 15,000-member association of attorneys and law professors said on Wednesday that it is relocating its 2018 convention out of Texas in response to the state legislature passing Senate bill 4, a sweeping and controversial immigration enforcement measure.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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28 lakh cases pending, alternative dispute resolution a must: Law minister
The Daily StarMay 25, 2017

Law Minister Anisul Huq today said there is no alternative to the system of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for freeing the judiciary from the huge backlog of cases. Stating that there is a burden of 28 lakh pending cases in the lower courts of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Report: Regulatory changes would ease housing industry difficulties ...
Crain's Detroit BusinessJune 7, 2017

The housing industry in Michigan has struggled to recover from the recession. High costs, difficult regulatory processes and a labor shortage have contributed to ...more »

Animal Law
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Lara Trump's controversial pet issue
PoliticoMay 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law has taken up a pet issue — beagle adoption — that reflects her lifelong interest in animal welfare. One of Lara Trump's partners, however, is a little problematic. Eric Trump's wife has publicly aligned with a ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Determining The Arbitration Obligation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 30, 2017

But courtroom justice is not always available in insurance disputes. Depending on the provisions set forth in insurance policies and contracts, other options, such as mediation or arbitration, may be available as an alternative to litigation. Mediation ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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AquAlliance files lawsuit to prompt DWR to release asbestos details
Chico Enterprise-RecordJune 10, 2017

Was there more that the public doesn't know about the discussion of asbestos at the work site for the Oroville Dam spillway? The environmental advocacy group AquAlliance wants to know. The group previously asked for all documents related to the topic ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate
Daily AstorianJune 9, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend ...more »

What does airline owe you for overbooked flight? - Chicago Tribune
Chicago TribuneJune 6, 2017

Airlines routinely sell more tickets for a flight than the number of seats that are available — as became widely known after the disturbing incident involving the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Unions Come Into the Justices' Cross Hairs, Again
New York TimesJune 12, 2017

And if Justice Gorsuch votes with the court's more conservative members, which seems likely, millions of government workers in more than 20 states could be allowed to opt out of paying for collective bargaining, depriving unions of vast sums of money ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Third Circuit Decision May Impact Construction Liens | New Jersey ...
New Jersey Law JournalMay 25, 2017

A general or sub-contractor's bankruptcy may affect the ability of a supplier or contractor to file a construction lien against the property upon which the w...more »

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CrowdJustice, the crowdfunding platform for public interest litigation ...
TechCrunchMay 30, 2017

CrowdJustice, a startup that brings crowdfunding to “public interest” litigation, has raised $2 million in seed funding for U.S. expansion.more »

Business Law
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The adChain Service Will Eliminate False Bot-Traffic Data For ...
ETHNewsJune 1, 2017

A new website registry, adChain, will feature only sites free of bot traffic using an innovative voting mechanism. June 1st 2017.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Injured troops will stay in uniform until pension, vet benefits in place: Sajjan
rdnewsnow.comJune 12, 2017

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is promising that sick and injured soldiers will be allowed to stay in the military until their pensions and veterans' benefits are in place. The commitment comes as part of the Trudeau government's new defence ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Fmr. Chanhassen principal pleads guilty to child porn
KAREJune 1, 2017

According to the charges, the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was tipped off after a Dropbox user uploaded 11 pornographic videos involving girls between the ages of 11 and 14 to Dorway's account. That Dropbox account was ...more »

Personal Injury
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Man injured in train vs. vehicle accident in Jackson County |
AL.comMay 31, 2017

A man was injured after his vehicle was struck by a train in Stevenson on Wednesday afternoon, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Spokesman ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Area lawyers confident in city lead laws
Toledo BladeMay 29, 2017

In a guest column published recently in The Blade, Mr. Merrin (R., Monclova Township) attacked the city's law as providing unequal protection, something the Constitution frowns upon. He said that was why he submitted an amendment — adopted in the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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President Hille vows commitment to NJSBA members and its mission
New Jersey Law JournalMay 26, 2017

I am committed to the association and its mission and I welcome the year ahead as an opportunity to advocate for our members'; to advance the important work of the NJSBA and to improve the practice of law for all attorneys. ... Additionally, the NJSBA ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Silver Spring wedding video company forced to pay $500K for ...
Fox BaltimoreJune 9, 2017

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A Silver Spring-based wedding video company, Blue Sky Films, is being ordered to pay $500000, which includes returning $380834 to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Investment property can be a plus
Herald & ReviewJune 9, 2017

There are a lot of pluses to owning rental real estate: diversifying from the usual investments of stocks and bonds; offering an alternative stream of income; and creating a potentially scalable business. But there are challenges, too — it requires ...more »

Thornberry Acquisition Reform Bill Contemplates DoD's Use of Online Marketplaces to Purchase COTS Products
Lexology (registration)June 12, 2017

In addition, the Bill also appears to have the unintended effect of waiving of DoD's sovereign immunity from contract claims outside the forums provided by the Contract Disputes Act by subjecting DoD to the dispute resolution mechanisms provided by ...more »

Auditor says former state official skirted law
Arkansas OnlineJune 9, 2017

It appears that the former state Department of Information Systems Director Mark Myers violated standards of conduct in state law, potentially wasted state ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Property crime jumps
Castanet.netMay 28, 2017

A majority of these types from vehicles or bikes that are left unlocked and unsecured. While property crime increased, crimes against persons went down in 2016. There were 1,266 crimes against persons in 2016, a drop of 13 per cent over the previous ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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What gifts did local Pa. lawmakers accept in 2016?
PennLive.comMay 29, 2017

Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland County, returned a $312.99 wedding gift he had been given from a registered lobbyist, so deducting that brings the aggregate total of reported gifts closer to $11,850. State law requires officials to disclose the value of ...more »

Local families open up about caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's
SouthCoastToday.comJune 11, 2017

Respite: Brandon Woods Active Social Day Health Care (subsidized based on Gian Rudlinger's income): With assistance from Coastline Elderly Services, the Walkers pay 50 percent of the cost, or about $270 per month for three days a week. A companion from ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The problem with writing your own will
Napa Valley RegisterJune 2, 2017

Wills are not notarized in California, ever. Wills must be witnessed by two adults who are not inheriting under the will. If your sister wants a cheap and easy will, she can download one from the California State Bar webpage at Or she ...more »

Environmental Law
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Sandoval continues to pen more bills into Nevada Law
Las Vegas Review-JournalJune 1, 2017

Sandoval signed 29 bills late Tuesday, including measures designed to bolster the state's renewable energy options. Senate Bill 204 came out of recommendations from the Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force and sets an Oct. 1, 2018, deadline for ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Former employee accuses Schenker of violating Workers' Compensation laws
Madison County RecordMay 26, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A former forklift operator is suing a freight traffic company, citing alleged wrongful termination as retaliation for filling for Workers' Compensation benefits. Joseph Mitchell filed a complaint on May 16 in the Madison County Circuit ...more »


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