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Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerSeptember 20, 2014

Kansas will send voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation. But Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach ...more »

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Administrative Law
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The Fight Over Distribution Of Low-THC Marijuana Moves To Administrative Law...
Health News FloridaOctober 19, 2014

Opponents of the Department of Health's proposed rules for distributing low-THC marijuana began a legal challenge this week. Implementing the new “Compassionate Use of Marijuana” law has been a rocky, contentious ride that doesn't appear to be easing.more »

Health Care Law
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Dem push for health law rooted in demographics
U-T San DiegoOctober 16, 2014

While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work. Without the law, many of their constituents wouldn't have health ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Professor teaches the difference between managing and leading
Lynchburg News and AdvanceOctober 20, 2014

She's now part of a class of area educators receiving instruction from Jones in leadership of math and science instruction. I just know that when I am involved in something Dr. Jones is doing it's a class act,” she said. “It is going to be relevant and ...more »

Immigration Law
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A number of big changes in Immigration law took effect on Friday October 17th
The Yucatan TimesOctober 20, 2014

We suspect more INM offices will be adopting this new interpretation of INM law, so we ask readers to write in with information on how their local INM office and how their Consulates are qualifying Residente Permanentes, specifying whether the person ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Finding Allies for China
The DiplomatOctober 16, 2014

In 1992, as chair of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the Philippines viewed China's Law on Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone as a threatening concern and pushed for an ASEAN Declaration to call for the peaceful resolution of sovereignty and ... As ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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State senators renew call for legislative probe into Newark watershed agency
The Star-LedgerOctober 16, 2014

The provisional trustees and the city are now engaged in a legal dispute over funding for the agency's shutdown. A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker – who served as Newark ... The following month, the senators started an online petition for people ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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"Prior or Pending Litigation" Exclusion Bars Coverage for Litigation that Was ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 16, 2014

ACE Am. Ins. Co., an appellate Pennsylvania state court recently ruled that the "prior or pending litigation" policy exclusion barred coverage for defense costs incurred in a lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act ("FCA") initiated prior to policy ...more »

Animal Law
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String of animal cruelty cases prompts calls for task force
KTNVOctober 15, 2014

Adam Laxalt's campaign stated in part, "As Attorney General, Adam would push for the harshest possible penalties for those who maliciously abuse and kill animals." Laxalt further stated, "First we must ensure that current laws are being strictly ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Hackers charged with $100m theft of Xbox and US Army secrets
ITProPortalOctober 1, 2014

Four hackers have been charged in connection with the theft of more than $100 million (£62 million) worth of intellectual property from companies such as Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve and the US Army. The accused face a series of charges including ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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SCOTUS Order in Abortion Litigation: AG Undeterred, Plaintiffs Heartened
Texas LawyerOctober 17, 2014

The Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott remains undeterred in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling late Oct. 14 halting enforcement of several parts of a federal appeals court ruling that would allow a Texas law to shutter abortion clinics ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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New Study Shows Asian American Support for Affirmative Action
NBCNews.comOctober 6, 2014

In a recent survey of California registered voters, the National Asian American Survey found that 69.1 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (A/PIAs) were in favor of “affirmative action programs to help blacks, women, and other minorities get ...more »

Flight Attendants Fight to Ban Phone Use During Takeoff and Landing
TechnoBuffaloOctober 19, 2014

A lawyer representing the group also noted that smartphones and other gadgets can easily become dangerous projectiles in the wrong hands or during an emergency. The best case flight attendants may have, however, is that the Federal Aviation ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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US, China vow to ease rifts
Bristol PressOctober 19, 2014

Washington and Beijing have recently clashed over matters including territorial disputes between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. At the same time, the two countries are working together on efforts ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bankrupt San Bernardino Seeks $125000 Image Makeover
BloombergOctober 20, 2014

San Bernardino, California, has been bankrupt for two years. Violent crime is more than double the U.S. average, highlighted by recent incidents when gunmen critically injured a police officer and opened fire on children. Stung by negative national and ...more »

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Deutsche Bank may raise litigation, settlement reserves -Spiegel
ReutersOctober 12, 2014

BERLIN Oct 12 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank may increase the amount it has set aside to deal with investigations and potential settlements, German magazine Spiegel reported on Sunday. In its second-quarter results, Germany's largest lender said it had set ...more »

Business Law
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GE Bags Skadden's Pozen for Top Antitrust Role
The American Lawyer (registration)October 16, 2014

UPDATE and CORRECTION, 10/16/14, 12:00 p.m. EDT: Comments from Sharis Pozen, who had her GE orientation Wednesday, have been added to the fifth paragraph of this story. Also, an earlier version of this story incorrectly named the Am Law 100 firm ...more »

Personal Injury
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National Law Journal and Name Weitz & Luxenberg to 2014 Elite Trial ...
Massachusetts NewswireOctober 1, 2014

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., is among the nation's leading and most readily recognized personal injury law firms. Weitz & Luxenberg's numerous litigation areas include: mesothelioma, defective medicine and devices, environmental pollutants, accidents, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Fort Lauderdale man arrested on child pornography charges
Local 10October 17, 2014

A man from Fort Lauderdale is facing almost two dozen possession of child pornography charges after police found more than 100 images and videos of child porn on his computer. Peter Fosenbauer, 54, was ... According to the arrest report, the Fort ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Would Immunity From Malpractice Reduce 'Defensive Medicine' Costs?
Science 2.0October 16, 2014

Malpractice reform has been advocated by many experts as a key to reining in health care costs. RAND looked at three states -- Georgia, Texas and South Carolina -- that about a decade ago changed the legal malpractice standard for emergency care to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Top court to examine anti-constitutional articles in omnibus law
Today's ZamanSeptember 26, 2014

The Constitutional Court has decided, upon the appeal of the main opposition party, to examine in essence four articles in the recently passed omnibus law that have been criticized for being unconstitutional. The court is to examine, in terms of their ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Florida Law Permits Limitations Of Liability Clauses For Design Professionals
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 2, 2014

The new law, passed last year, reverses the decision of a Florida appellate court that ruled in 2010 that any limitation of liability clause purporting to limit the liability of a design professional was against public policy and unenforceable. ... In ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Cowetans' info likely on stolen laptop
Newnan Times-HeraldOctober 19, 2014

The good news is that – as of Friday – there are no indications that information has been accessed and there have been no reports of identity theft or other types of fraud stemming from the crime. There also have been no leads in the laptop theft ...more »

Sports Law
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Boston College 30, North Carolina State 14: Murphy's law for Eagles
MetroWest Daily NewsOctober 12, 2014

By Joedy McCreary. Associated Press. RALEIGH, N.C. — Nothing could stop Boston College's productive ground game. Not a muddy field, not a long delay and — once again — definitely not North Carolina State. Tyler Murphy rushed for 132 yards and two ...more »

3 candidates vie for 2 council positions
Austin American-StatesmanOctober 19, 2014

He and the rest of the commission make recommendations to the City Council about re-plats, ordinances about building codes, and developments like the under-construction Endeavor building. ... like the traffic issues we've had for the past couple of ...more »

Audit finds accounting errors in Clark County books
Springfield News SunOctober 11, 2014

Among the errors cited in the report were: Officials calculated money owed to the county correctly, but they did not record the water and sewer funds in the amount of $305,572 and $606,839, respectively, on their financial statements, according to the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Schaumburg Criminal Lawyer Named Top 10 Attorney in Illinois
PR Web (press release)September 23, 2014

Schaumburg criminal defense lawyer Thomas T. Glasgow has been recognized as a Top 10 criminal lawyer in the state of Illinois by the American Institute for Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA). Glasgow is among only nine other attorneys who have been ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Shoals Park is shuttered amid more vandalism
Baker County PressOctober 16, 2014

However, Shoals Park also has become more of a burden and a target of increased vandalism recently than a prized asset for tourism and recreation. ... nearly two miles of river frontage, was acquired from private owners in two purchases in 2004 and ...more »

Heartbeats: Taking action against Ebola
MyCentralJersey.comOctober 20, 2014

There will also be local experts, including representatives from education, law enforcement, health care, substance abuse prevention and local government. ... “Laughing Really Matters” will be presented by Ron Owens at SAGE Eldercare on Oct. 29. The ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Evening News and TribuneOctober 17, 2014

The Borden Library, 117 Main St., will present a program of Borden High School basketball history at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the library. Join Larry Johnson and Terry Rademacher as they speak about the history of the basketball programs at the school.more »

Environmental Law
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CJ denied information on stimulus deal
The RobesonianOctober 18, 2014

On Tuesday, CJ spoke by telephone with Delane Johnson, North Carolina's rural development public information coordinator, who said she would treat CJ's request for documents about the $50,000 renewable energy grant as a Freedom of Information Act ...more »

Workers Compensation
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WC Cost Reduction Webinar Garners Unprecedented Participation (press release) (blog)October 20, 2014

Lowering Workers' Comp Costs – Best Practices webinar attracted over 750 industry professionals, including employers, risk managers, safety directors, brokers, consultants, or producers involved in claims management, specific aspects of cost ...more »

Family Law
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The future of family law by John Bolch
Marilyn Stowe BlogOctober 15, 2014

I have been reading the speech given by the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby at the 2014 Wales Legal Conference on the 10th of October. It was entitled 21 Century Family Law. I had hoped to learn something profound about the future of ...more »


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