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Moody's Affirms Teva's A3 Rating; changes outlook to negative (press release) (subscription)April 22, 2015

The A3 senior unsecured rating reflects Teva's significant scale, global diversity and position as the world's largest generic drug company, as well as one of the largest manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The A3 .... To the extent ...more »

'Flash crash' market manipulation case poses test for prosecutors
KFGOApril 22, 2015

The charges against Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, drew reactions of astonishment from securities lawyers interviewed by Reuters because criminal charges for market manipulation are so rare. Sarao was arrested in the ... Prosecutors' decision to charge ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bills that may survive
Emporia GazetteApril 24, 2015

Last year, several highly controversial bills that had received no votes during the regular session and, in some cases, no committee hearings, were attached to the budget bill at the last minute; although they had nothing to do with the budget, they ...more »

Health Care Law
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Illinois Senate approves update to 1977 health care law
WANDApril 23, 2015

The measure, approved in a 34-19 vote, would change a 1977 law that allows doctors to refuse to perform any medical procedures that they find morally objectionable. Under the proposal, health care providers must tell patients what the medical issue is ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Obama Has a Plan to Expand Medicaid in Red States—by Weakening It
Mother JonesApril 22, 2015

Individual states are largely responsible for running Medicaid, and despite the act's generous terms—the federal government promised to initially cover 100 percent of the cost, then 90 percent after 2016—only 29 states have taken the deal. ... NHLP ...more »

Immigration Law
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El Paso County deputies halt special immigration enforcement work
Colorado Springs GazetteMay 2, 2015

El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies will no longer carry out certain immigration law duties at the county jail on behalf of the federal government. Under a program that ended this week, certain deputies were allowed to perform functions and access ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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LSB Industries and Starboard Value Reach Agreement Regarding Corporate ...
Finances.comApril 27, 2015

While at Olin, Mr. Massimo was extensively involved in several major strategic changes, including the spin-off of Olin's ordnance and aerospace divisions as Primex Technologies, the divestiture of its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) business and the spin ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Indiana Supreme Court awards grants to 19 counties totaling more than $242000
Princeton Daily ClarionApril 22, 2015

Priority was given to applications that emphasized four areas of programming: •Access to Justice — improving access to the courts for families without attorneys. •Alternative Dispute Resolution/Early Case Management — promoting timely resolution of ...more »

Intellectual Property
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New legal clinic to give public free advice on intellectual property issues
The Straits TimesApril 23, 2015

SINGAPORE - Individuals and small businesses looking for legal advice on intellectual property (IP) issues can now turn to the Government for a start. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) has set up a free weekly legal clinic for ...more »

Animal Law
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PA man sentenced in animal cruelty case
KONP.COM 1450April 25, 2015

(Port Angeles) -- A Port Angeles man will serve some jail time and pay penalties in an Animal Cruelty case. Clallam County District Court Judge Rick Porter sentenced 27-year-old Joshua Almaden with two counts of Animal Cruelty Friday. The sentence ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Mindy Kaling's brother illustrates flaws of affirmative action
New York PostApril 24, 2015

The secretary of the admissions director at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio casually called Chokal-Ingam an “affirmative-action candidate.'' At Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, he was ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PTO Litigation Center Report – April 23, 2015
The National Law ReviewApril 22, 2015

PTO Litigation Center is published by Washington, DC based intellectual property specialty firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. Founded in 1978, Sterne Kessler represents both emerging and established, and publicly- and privately-held companies, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Ministry to tackle review of Rent Act
Jamaica ObserverApril 30, 2015

The review was also expected to address possession by a landlord, another matter which has caused disputes between landlords and tenants. The law currently prohibits landlords from taking the law into their own hands and evicting a tenant in a ...more »

Authorities: Man Facing Charges Intentionally Crashes Plane
ABC NewsApril 22, 2015

A pilot killed himself by intentionally crashing his plane into a field in Northern California a day after pleading not guilty to domestic violence charges, authorities said Tuesday. Zachary Cain Stickler, 34, entered the plea on Friday in Shasta ...more »

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Key Cases Shaping The Future For Patent Litigation Funders
Law360 (subscription)April 27, 2015

Law360, New York (April 27, 2015, 10:13 AM ET) -- Several patent law decisions made in the last year or so are shaping the future of patent litigation. This article looks at the major cases that impacted patent law in 2014 and early 2015 and evaluates ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Retired Hayward police officer arrested at his Modesto home
Modesto BeeApril 22, 2015

“Beal entered into the oral agreement with Joe in 2007 as he was being sued by his wife for divorce (2006),” reads the affidavit. “He was also falling behind in his mortgage payments (2008) on his primary residence after previously filing bankruptcy...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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House Panel Advances Military Retirement Overhaul
GovExec.comApril 23, 2015

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission made its recommendations in January after two years of studying how to make the armed services' pay and benefits system more sustainable. Lawmakers and the review board have said ...more »

Business Law
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Prosecutors endorse ex-Sheriff Metts' lawyers' plea for mercy, no prison
The StateApril 22, 2015

A court filing Wednesday in U.S, District Court in Columbia by Metts and his lawyers call Metts' crime an “isolated event” and say that Metts has a long record of outstanding citizenship and service, has severe medical conditions that require some 20 ...more »

Personal Injury
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Car Insurance With Personal Injury Protection - Find Online Quotes
PR Web (press release)April 25, 2015

'When buying auto insurance, drivers should also consider personal injury protection,' said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. (PRWEB) April 25, 2015. has released a new blog post ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Using Common Sense to Stay Safe From Future Cyber Crime
WDETApril 23, 2015

Marc Goodman's new book “Future Crimes” looks at how the digital age is changing crimes and criminals. Goodman speaks with WDET Associate Producer Samuel Hansen about the growing influence of organized crime in the cyber world, and what steps ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Walpole woman awarded $35.4m in medical malpractice case
Boston Globe (subscription)May 8, 2015

In a statement, Dr. Michael Querner, Dedham Medical's chief medical officer, said, “Our hearts go out to Andrea Larkin and her family. However, we respectfully disagree with the jury's finding in this case and intend to pursue all available legal ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court: Previewing the Arguments
Wall Street Journal (blog)April 27, 2015

The issue “brings to the forefront the theoretical question in constitutional law: How should courts respond to change when interpreting the Constitution?” William and Mary law professor Allison Orr Larsen tells the Post. “[Justice] Scalia understands ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Thompson & Knight loses more real estate lawyers to rival firm
Houston Business Journal (blog)May 6, 2015

All of those clients have followed them to Jackson Walker. Thompson & Knight is No. 6 on HBJ's Largest Houston-Area Real Estate Law Firms List, with Jackson Walker coming in at No. 8. With its new number of real estate lawyers, Jackson Walker would tie ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rep. Davis rallies for consumer protection
San Diego Jewish WorldApril 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-California) has opposed a House bill that would undermine the ability of a key consumer protection agency to protect American consumers. The bill (H.R. 1195) would limit future ...more »

Sports Law
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LawInSport (registration) (blog)May 1, 2015

The magazine 'Understand the Rules of the Game' has been put together to bring you a selection of topical, informative sports law articles in physical form. In this edition, there are over 100 pages of unadulterated sports law content for your ...more »

De-annexation bill dies for the year in the Tennessee legislature
Memphis Commercial AppealApril 22, 2015

Current law allows cities to contract their borders by ordinance approved by the city council or board of aldermen. For the first time in Tennessee, the bill would empower residents of any ... The city of Memphis, other cities and the Tennessee ...more »

Berko: Medical marijuana costs are not tax-deductible
The ColumbianMay 3, 2015

Calling the IRS is worthless because no one ever answers the phone. I don't want to invite an audit, so my husband and I would like to have your opinion on pot's deductibility as a medical cost. Now, I decided that I would use the $11,600 capital gains ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Robbery suspect, whose lawyer threatened suit if client was indicted, has case ...
SILive.comApril 28, 2015

"Criminal charges were initially filed in this case because there was probable cause to do so," a statement released by District Attorney Daniel Donovan's office said. "However, the continuing investigation revealed that the victim did not see the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Wealth Management Update: April 2015
The National Law ReviewApril 24, 2015

Dahl, 2015 UT 23, the Utah Supreme Court held that a trust created by a Utah resident under Nevada law was not an "asset protection trust." The assets of the trust in question were subject to a divorce proceeding in which the wife argued that the ...more »

No Class Cert for Stonewalled SF Cops
Courthouse News ServiceMay 13, 2015

On the class certification element of superiority, Hamilton ruled that even if she had given the green light under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, the officers would still have to make their federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act...more »

Wills & Probate
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How not to save probate system
Waterbury Republican AmericanApril 27, 2015

Historically, the probate system handled the administration of estates, wills and distribution of assets. That's how most of us think of probate. I've had three experiences with probate — all concerning estates, and all tedious, protracted and expensive.more »

Environmental Law
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Learn How To Legally Invest In The Marijuana Industry
The Weed Blog (blog)May 1, 2015

Ryan Hurley is a partner, chair of Rose Law Group's Medical Marijuana practice group and head of the Renewable Energy Policy and Research Department at RLG. Ryan concentrates his practice in the areas of medical marijuana, renewable and alternative ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' Compensation 'Reform' Unnecessary After Rate Cut
The Legal IntelligencerApril 28, 2015

After years of being threatened with wholesale changes to Pennsylvania's workers' compensation law, driven largely by the Chamber of Commerce and a perception that insurance costs are out of control, it appears that a respite is warranted. In March ...more »

Family Law
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Re W (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 403
Family Law WeekApril 30, 2015

1. This is an appeal, pursuant to permission given on 21 January 2015 by Ryder LJ, from an order made by Her Honour Judge Watson on 29 September 2014. The judge was sitting in the Family Court at Coventry, hearing public law proceedings in relation to ...more »


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