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Changing Climate for 'Green' Trademarks
New York Law Journal (registration)September 24, 2014

11 While Section 43(a) has typically only provided a means for competitors to bring claims of false and misleading advertising, the Supreme Court recently broadened the statute's standing requirements. In March 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its ...more »

Confidential port meetings may violate state opening meetings act
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 24, 2014

Those exceptions involve such issues as pending litigation, real estate transactions, national security matters and personnel issues. Michele Earl-Hubbard, a Seattle attorney with 17 years of experience in open government law, says the ports and their ...more »

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Administrative Law
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SEC accuses former Campbell mayor of defrauding investors
Youngstown VindicatorOctober 24, 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a document that reports George Krinos, the former Campbell mayor, purportedly deceived investors and made unregistered stock sales through Krinos Holdings, his business in Poland. The document ...more »

Health Care Law
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Senate Candidates On Healthcare Law
kwbeOctober 20, 2014

Republican Ben Sasse sees an end to the federal health insurance law, but not right away. Sasse, the Republican candidate for United States Senate, has built a campaign denouncing the Affordable Care Act. Sasse wants the law repealed and replaced.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Construction Begins on Crowley's new Commitment Class LNG-Powered ...
Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideOctober 23, 2014

“VT Halter Marine is pleased and excited to announce the first steel plate cut which launches the official start of construction for these new LNG ConRo ships. These vessels signify how important the Jones Act is to Americans employed in the marine...more »

Immigration Law
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Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New ...
Breitbart NewsOctober 20, 2014

The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says. The agency is buying the ... Now, following the summer's border crisis, the chances of such a new law are extremely low, giving additional credence to the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Much debated IDI warehouse approved
WFMZ AllentownOctober 23, 2014

The Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors concluded a lengthy and at times contentious request to Industrial Development International, a 4-1 vote during Wednesday night's meeting. ... While the board may not have won any popularity ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Monique Barial would encourage mediation if elected domestic judge
The lensOctober 23, 2014

However, she said she would give parties the option to have her mediate their case for free beforehand, with the stipulation that if the mediation doesn't work out, the litigants can't ask for her recusal on the case. She believes people are happier ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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HDL sued for $84 million, accused of fraud
RichmondBizSenseOctober 21, 2014

And last week the firm was hit with a lawsuit from a large national health insurance company seeking more than $80 million in damages. Cigna, a Connecticut-based insurer, claims HDL extracted more than $84 million in fraudulent payments in what it ...more »

Animal Law
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SeaWorld denies PETA's abuse claim
U-T San DiegoOctober 21, 2014

SeaWorld on Tuesday went on the offensive, challenging allegations made this week by animal rights activists that the San Diego park is exposing its marine mammals to conditions that have led to lesions, scarring and physical stress that has resulted ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Recruiters of Intellectual Property professionals, Fellows and Associates ...
Broadway WorldOctober 22, 2014

Fellows and Associates are now an established name in Intellectual Property recruitment, having recently celebrated their fifth birthday in August. They have a wealth of expertise in recruiting a myriad of positions across the IP sector, ranging from ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Bar drops complaint against McComb attorneys
Danbury News TimesOctober 21, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Bar Association has dropped a complaint against two McComb lawyers who had been cited for civil fraud after filing an asbestos lawsuit against a railroad. The Enterprise-Journal reports ( ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Law professor delivers lecture on affirmative action
The Michigan DailySeptember 30, 2014

Primus explained the history of affirmative action policy, starting with the Freedmen's Bureau, which provided services for former slaves during Reconstruction. Eventually, Primus said, the federal government began focusing on anti-discrimination laws ...more »

Aircraft Crash Near Frederick Municipal Airport In Maryland
Huffington PostOctober 23, 2014

Three people were killed in the crash near Frederick Municipal Airport, according to NBC Washington. Two others were injured. The plane was a single-engine Cirrus SR-22 and headed to Frederick from Cleveland, Tennessee, according to WHAG.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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A Tenant Blacklist, Culled From Tedium
New York TimesOctober 16, 2014

Mr. Correa had been living in an illegal sublet for several years when the landlord sued the tenant whose name was on the lease to evict him, and also sued Mr. Correa. After hiring a lawyer, Mr. Correa, who said he was unaware the sublet was illegal ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Staples investigating possible data breach
The Daily ProgressOctober 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office .... Doug's Maytag, understands the different customer demands and needs in purchasing ...more »

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Midwest Litigation Services Chief Operating Officer Nancy Hopp Honored as ...
STLtoday.comOctober 22, 2014

Midwest Litigation Services proudly announces that Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Hopp, was named a Top St. Louis Executive by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. In her role as COO, Hopp manages Midwest's operations and oversees client services, ...more »

Business Law
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Comedians in Bras Getting Feminism
Daily BeastOctober 23, 2014

Silverman's latest crowning achievement, released last week, is a collaborative video with the National Women's Law Center to raise funds for their work on equal pay through advocacy and legal channels. The conceit is that Silverman is having a sex ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Winnefeld: Military's Public-Private Partnerships Yield Benefits
Department of DefenseSeptember 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 – The military's many partnerships with the private sector have yielded benefits in everything from responding to world crises, maintaining an advanced technological industrial base, to helping care for wounded warriors, the ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Happ and Schimel look to become top cop
hngnews.comOctober 24, 2014

“Fortunately, it was a cop on the other end of the computer and now he's in prison,” Happ added. “This stuff is out there and they will travel here to take advantage to our kids.” Schimel's plan to address internet crimes involving children includes ...more »

Personal Injury
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Talks New Tips for Child ...
DigitalJournal.comOctober 22, 2014

A new study published by child safety group, Safekids Worldwide, has found that many parents do not know the safety rules when it comes to using their child's booster seat. According to the September 2014 report, the group surveyed 1,000 parents of 4 ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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A constitutional convention could be the single most dangerous way to 'fix ...
Washington PostOctober 21, 2014

By contrast, there has not been a constitutional convention since the first one, and for good reason. As constitutional experts from the late Chief Justice Warren Burger to Justice Antonin Scalia to Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe have ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Judiciary Law §487 Cases on the Rise After 'Amalfitano'
New York Law Journal (registration)September 25, 2014

Because it has generally been thought of as a quirky subset of legal malpractice and because of its ancient origins it has been known as a fringe theory of law. Judiciary Law §487 has burst into prominence and scholarly acceptance since the Court of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Indiana attorney general tackles top consumer complaints
Indianapolis StarSeptember 30, 2014

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Tuesday that home repair and construction scams are one of the top consumer complaints in the state. In 2013, the office received 923 complaints of this type, the third-highest such category tracked, Zoeller's ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Insurer Claims Real Estate Developer Ducked Legal Fees
Law360 (subscription)September 26, 2014

Law360, New York (September 26, 2014, 4:32 PM ET) -- RLI Insurance Co. hit American Newland Communities LP with a lawsuit in Texas federal court Friday claiming the real estate developer has refused to reimburse RLI for attorneys' fees the insurer paid ...more »

Court Blocks Sports Agent's Suit Against Rival
New York Law Journal (registration)October 24, 2014

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has now blocked his former agent's effort to score against Sanders' new agent in a ruling dismissing tort and unjust enrichment claims. Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten (See Profile) dismissed a suit by sports agent ...more »

Sports Law
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs law allowing sports betting
WABC-TVOctober 17, 2014

Earlier this year Christie vetoed another bill that would have repealed the state's prohibitions against sports betting, but then seemed to reverse course, ordering the attorney general not to prosecute casinos and racetracks if they offered betting ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutor: 'No! No! No!' were USC professor Jennifer Wilson's last words ...
MyrtleBeachOnline.comOctober 7, 2014

He also searched the internet for a criminal defense attorney. Jack Swerling would call 911 – with Hawes' permission, as the defense would later point out – to report a possible homicide. Columbia police came to Wilson's home when her neighbor reported ...more »

Challenges for Taxpayers and Tax Practitioners
New York Law Journal (registration)October 22, 2014

The tax law presents a challenge to individuals and businesses that must comply with rules and regulations and pay what is owed. It is becoming increasingly difficult for tax practitioners to advise clients and comport with their professional ...more »

EEOC Age Bias Email Survey Didn't Harm Co., Judge Rules
Law360 (subscription)September 24, 2014

... federal judge said Wednesday that he will toss manufacturer Case New Holland Inc.'s lawsuit over the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sending a mass email to its employees asking for age discrimination claims, saying the company hasn't ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Civil forfeiture perverts justice
N.C. State University Technician OnlineOctober 23, 2014

Despite starring Jeff Goldblum and other actors from Law & Order: Criminal Intent, this isn't an episode of the show. ... While preventing narcotrafficking remains the justification used by police in many seizures, the concentration has shifted from ...more »

Environmental Law
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Stop hating on NIMBYs. They're saving communities.
Washington PostOctober 23, 2014

Its sponsors tout it as an investment in New Hampshire's future, stressing the tax revenues and jobs that the project will bring, characterizing hydropower as a clean and renewable energy source, and arguing that the project will help to address an ...more »

Wills & Probate
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50 Ways to Market Your Small Law Practice
LawfuelOctober 24, 2014

28. Cross-sell. When you complete work for clients, remind them that you handle other matters as well. Make sure they know that you would like the opportunity to serve them—or their friends, relatives, etc.—by drafting wills, handling personal injury ...more »

Family Law
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Eagle Law Offices, P.S. Celebrates 10 Years of Practicing Family Law, Criminal ...
PR Web (press release)October 23, 2014

Eagle Law Offices, P.S., which has represented hundreds of clients in Family Law, Criminal Law & Estate Planning throughout King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties, reached its 10th successful year in practice this November. “We are very proud to ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Estimating The Effect Of California's Fee Schedule Changes (press release)October 23, 2014

To better understand the possible effect of these changes on prices and payments in California relative to other states, as well as their potential impact on behavior and access to care, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has released a ...more »


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