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Police hoping video leads to killer
Stockton RecordSeptember 1, 2014

Police request that anyone with information in this case contact the department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and information that may ...more »

Shoemaker latest Angel to pitch superbly in series sweep of A's
Los Angeles RegisterSeptember 1, 2014

ANAHEIM – The Oakland Athletics are the team that built a starting rotation with four All-Star caliber starters, and they lined them all up to pitch at Angel Stadium. ... Shoemaker (14-4) also equaled the franchise record for victories in a rookie season.more »

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Administrative Law
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Revised rules create more work for friends and foes of fracking
The SouthernSeptember 1, 2014

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the agency responsible for crafting the regulations, delivered the long-anticipated revised rules to the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Friday. Those who support and those who ...more »

Health Care Law
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Jobs are casualty of health-care law
Columbus DispatchSeptember 2, 2014

Three new surveys from Federal Reserve branches around the country are providing fresh evidence that President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul is harming the labor market. Obama sold the Affordable Care Act largely as a way to “bend the cost ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Today in History, August 30
Waterbury Republican AmericanSeptember 1, 2014

On August 30, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which was intended to promote private development of nuclear energy. On this date: ... John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves there ...more »

Immigration Law
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GOP senator not happy with Mark Zuckerberg for criticizing U.S. immigration... (blog)September 11, 2014

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) late Wednesday slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for criticizing U.S. immigration laws in speeches to foreign audiences, and said those speeches go against a long-standing American tradition. On the Senate floor, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Yale's tax exempt New Haven property worth $2.5 billion
New Haven RegisterSeptember 1, 2014

Recalling disputes Yale has had with businesses that bordered on Yale properties, such as Toad's Place and the former Bespoke restaurant, this store owner said, “They have long memories and sharp knives. … They're good at real estate judo.” No longer ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Le Pen faces defeat over TTIP transparency resolution
EurActivSeptember 2, 2014

It also argues that the clause on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) will “undermine the sovereignty of member states.” In January, the EU executive stopped trade negotiations with the US on the ISDS mechanism. The clause will allow EU and US ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Family of boy struck by lightning sues soccer league
WFAASeptember 10, 2014

A lawsuit filed by Alex's parents claims lightning should have been on the minds of Lake Travis Youth Association (LTYA) staff. The suit alleges the association was negligent and ignored basic safety principles with lightning in the area. It also lists ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal cruelty statistics
WAFFSeptember 12, 2014

Each year about 10,000 of them die in dog fighting rings. About 18 percent of animal abuse cases involve cats and 25 percent involve other animals. Last year, the Alabama lawmakers passed a bill that toughens the state's animal cruelty laws. It moved ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Copyright at the crossroads
Managing Intellectual Property (subscription)September 1, 2014

Wikimedia has made the photo freely available on the basis that it is in the public domain (the monkey cannot own... Please log in to read the rest of this article. New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of one week's FREE access and ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Potential effect of new class action law on flight delay litigation
Lexology (registration)September 4, 2014

EU Regulation 261/2004 established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding, cancellation or long delay of flights. Among other things, the regulation provides for lump-sum compensation for passengers.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Public sector labor unions in the spotlight
The SouthernSeptember 1, 2014

“It's a question of the rich versus everybody else. That's the history of the labor union. An attack on collective bargaining is an unpatriotic attack." Eddie Caumiant, also a regional director of AFSCME Council 31, said it's appropriate to “celebrate ...more »

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama hails Estonia success
News & ObserverSeptember 3, 2014

On the flight from Washington, Compton was feted with a champagne toast and chocolate cake in the press cabin in the rear of the aircraft. Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, and Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, also came back ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Legal View: Landlord cannot suspend services
Khaleej TimesSeptember 14, 2014

(3) 2009 of Ajman which regulates the rental contracts between landlords and tenants states: “The lessor may not, whether by himself or through others, disconnect the electricity power or water supply or telephone service or any other similar services ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bruce Cole pleads guilty to Mamtek-related criminal charges
Columbia Daily TribuneSeptember 3, 2014

One of the securities fraud counts focuses on Cole's statements that the money was transferred to his wife's personal account so that Ramwell, which did not have a U.S. bank account, could be paid. Instead, the money was spent on the Coles' living ...more »

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Judge John Uhler retires to take on 'complex litigation'
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsSeptember 3, 2014

Uhler has joined the law firm of CGA in York to tackle one of his favorite subjects — complex litigation. "I'm really excited about the new prospects," Uhler said Tuesday. "I am continuing in an area of great interest for me. I enjoy mental challenges ...more »

Business Law
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COMPUWARE ALERT: Proposed Sale of Compuware Corporation Being ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release)September 2, 2014

The firm represents individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits. For more information about the firm and its attorneys, please visit Attorney advertising. Past ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Same-sex military spouses sue for equal benefits
fox13now.comSeptember 11, 2014

He and Hatcher, an Army sergeant who served in Vietnam, had entered into the only union that was legal at the time — a domestic partnership. And because Hatcher is no longer alive, that partnership can't be rolled over into a marriage (as others have ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Iran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing
New York TimesSeptember 2, 2014

While Iranians willing to flout the law have long used illegal software to gain access to banned Internet sites like YouTube and Twitter, until now, Iran's main cellphone operators had been ordered to reduce Internet speeds to a sub-snail's pace ...more »

Personal Injury
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Joseph Cammarata Personal Injury Law Blog on Blog (blog)September 5, 2014

Disclaimer: The information provided on is not legal advice, is not a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or should be formed by use of the site. The attorney listings on ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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High surf, rip currents in forecast
Daily PilotSeptember 4, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard notice for Southern California starting Thursday afternoon, warning of possible high surf, rip currents and minor coastal flooding because of swells generated by Tropical Storm Norbert off the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Malpractice Suit Proceeds Against Fox Rothschild
New Jersey Law JournalSeptember 3, 2014

A New Jersey appeals court has reinstated a legal malpractice suit against Fox Rothschild, finding, as a matter of law, that attorneys have a duty of care to explain the terms of an agreement to clients, even if those terms are unambiguous and the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Cuomo, Hochul tout progressive victories with Klein
Capital New YorkSeptember 8, 2014

I've worked at the Supreme Court, for the Obama Administration in consumer protection, and I was a director at a telecommunications firm in Silicon Valley. If the Governor thinks the best qualification for Lt ... Despite winning an endorsement from the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lakewood Rabbi, Lawyer Admits Role in Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme
The Ocean SignalSeptember 9, 2014

fredtodd TRENTON, N.J. – An Ocean County, New Jersey, attorney today admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Fred Todd, 61, of ...more »

Signal Hill to vote on agreement with contractor for day laborer center
Long Beach Press TelegramSeptember 2, 2014

Michael Langston, Signal Hill police chief, recommends the council approve the contract with Hernandez, who Langston said, “...has maintained a good working relationship with the city and the workers at the day laborer center,” according to the staff ...more »

Sports Law
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Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law
WWL First NewsSeptember 2, 2014

The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Veteran criminal attorneys weigh in on Ray Rice prosecution, guilty plea for ...
The Star-LedgerSeptember 12, 2014

Veteran criminal defense attorney Jack Furlong said the only factor that makes Rice's case different is his outsized status as a professional football player. “The Rice case was a dog barking at both sides,” Furlong says. For one, Rice's wife, Janay ...more »

Tell congressional representatives flat income tax is better option than ...
The MissoulianSeptember 12, 2014

I'm a retired tax lawyer/certified public accountant with no financial interest in any specific tax system. Details are on ... The new IRS (STAA) may be more invasive – it may audit consumers; we may have to file an “Annual FairTax Summary.“ The ...more »

US Slammed for Failure to Fulfill Legal Obligation to Eliminate All Forms of ...
Huffington Post (blog)September 9, 2014

(Brutality and excessive force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities has a disparate impact on African-Americans and undocumented migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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10 Best Practices For Interacting With OCIE Examiners
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 3, 2014

Prior to OCIE's establishment under Chairman Arthur Levitt, the Division of Market Regulation (now known as the Division of Trading and Markets) examined broker-dealers, and the Division of Investment Management examined investment advisers ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solar Power In Turkey Takes Its First Steps On The World Stage
Solar IndustrySeptember 1, 2014

There are two laws regulating the electricity production using renewable energy resources: the Electricity Market Law and the Renewable Energy Law. The Electricity Market Law is the core law in the electricity market, regulating all licensed activities.more »

Wills & Probate
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Banjo show Sept. 11 in Clover
Lake Wylie PilotSeptember 6, 2014

Learn the Probate Process, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 10, Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., Clover. Topics to be discussed are as follows: Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning & Administration, Testate vs. Intestate Estates, Probate vs.more »

Family Law
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Early Neutral Evaluations in private law children disputes: the way forward?
Family LawSeptember 1, 2014

There is a 'general acknowledgment that an adversarial court process is not always best suited to the resolution of family disputes, particularly private law disputes between parents relating to children, with such disputes often best resolved through ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Nelsonville chiropractor pleads guilty to workers' compensation fraud
Logan Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2014

The restitution, which includes about $60,000 in investigative costs with the remainder going to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, was ordered Aug. 22 by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Kimberly Cocroft, who also placed Brown on ...more »


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