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Botswana: Dispute Resolution Chamber Vital - Masaseng
AllAfrica.comJanuary 11, 2016

Gaborone — Footballers Union Botswana (FUB) secretary general, Kgosana Masaseng says FUB advocates for the formation of a national Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) and provision for standard contracts for players as per FIFA recommendation.more »

Lunn shouldn't pay for £6m tax fraud, claims lawyer
Accountancy AgeJanuary 11, 2016

In 2010, Lunn & Co was investigated by HMRC and Christopher was subsequently arrested after the tax authority uncovered evidence of inflating accountancy fees and the fraudulent use of trading losses in order to help his clients evade tax. The Daily ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Progress but still waiting on medical marijuana
WJXT JacksonvilleJanuary 18, 2016

Rob Bradley said during a recent hearing of the Regulated Industries Committee. "I find that particularly frustrating ... He said the three judges each had to wade through 30,000 pages of applications from potential marijuana vendors in order to select ...more »

Health Care Law
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Supreme Court rejects new challenge to health care reform law
Business InsuranceJanuary 19, 2016

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature health care law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought by an Iowa ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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TBS' 'Angie Tribeca' takes the police spoof on an entertaining joy ride
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 16, 2016

In the jumble of facts and figures and bus stop advertisements that rained down in advance of the maelstrom that is the 2016 television midseason, all I knew at first of "Angie Tribeca" was that Rashida Jones was in it playing a police detective. I ...more »

Immigration Law
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Denmark approves law letting police seize valuables from refugees
NanoNews (blog)February 1, 2016

Mirroring debates elsewhere in Europe, the debate in Denmark has been deeply influenced by a far-right populist party, the Danish People's Party, which has been appealing to voters by warning against the perils of too much immigration. Under Swiss ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Partnership for the Public Good seeks publicly funded elections in city as ...
Buffalo NewsJanuary 18, 2016

Progress on other priorities, he said, are more incremental, such as reforms of industrial development agencies. The rest of the group's 2016 agenda, ranked by ... Enacting an Erie County Fair Housing Law. • The City of Buffalo should commit that all ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
FEDweekJanuary 14, 2016

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) consists of a variety of approaches to early intervention and dispute resolution. Many of these approaches include the use of a neutral individual such as a mediator who can assist disputing parties in resolving ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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St. Tammany Coroner's Office still fighting lawsuit by official fired by former coroner
The New Orleans AdvocateJanuary 25, 2016

He questioned why she didn't point out to her then-bosses that the lab was a bad idea. The money the Coroner's Office is paying for the litigation will come from taxpayers, Preston said, noting that the office did not have litigation insurance under ...more »

Animal Law
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COMMENT: urban politicians and the animal rights movement have never ...
Bridgwater MercuryJanuary 17, 2016

It is 11 years since the Hunting Act was passed, but hunts still thrive in Somerset and around the country, as does support for hunting. How is it that an activity that was outlawed after an epic and bitter political campaign remains so popular? There ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual property and how I protect my business from copycats
The GuardianJanuary 18, 2016

With no design background, I needed to find someone who could turn the picture in my mind into a physical reality. I found a great designer and cabinet maker – and the deckchair Bookchair was born. But this also marked the start of my intellectual ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Gaza native dreams of using U.S. education to empower family, friends
The Daily ProgressJanuary 17, 2016

“I want to go back and help the refugee camps,'' said Albaz, who said the money he makes in the U.S. could help friends and family start businesses in Gaza. “There is a lot I could learn before I leave here,” he said. Obtaining asylum status in the U.S ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Does TV News Need Its Own Brand of Affirmative Action?
TVNewserJanuary 18, 2016

Anyone who worked closely with me during the past 40 years knows how technically inept I am. That helps explain how my Facebook account came to be “Rosenwasser Rosenwasser.” But these days, I do regularly visit Facebook. And what I read there ...more »

Texas lawyer files federal 'birther' suit against Ted Cruz
My Fox BostonJanuary 15, 2016

The crash came less than a year after a Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft crashed during a training exercise in Hawaii, killing two Marines. The MV-22 Osprey went down last May with 21 Marines and a Navy corpsman on board. In 2011, one serviceman was ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Mechansicburg to discuss law to curb drug abuse
Springfield News SunJanuary 16, 2016

A law aimed at drug problems and landlords in Mechanicsburg will be discussed at the village council meeting on Monday. The ordinance allows the village to require a landlord evict a tenant who has been convicted of two or more drug-related offenses ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad Tax Policy Has General Electric Shipping Up To Boston
ForbesJanuary 18, 2016

Malloy was already one of the least popular governors in the country, and his role in forcing GE out of the state is expected to further diminish what is his lowest approval rating ever. Awkwardly for the DGA, some of their battleground state ...more »

Litigation
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Is 2016 the Year of the Litigation Boutique?
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessFebruary 1, 2016

Is this the beginning of a wave that could eat into Big Law profits? Write to us at biglawbusiness@bna.com and let us know your thoughts on the recent Big Law- to-boutique frenzy. Or feel free to share with readers in the comment section below. Authors.more »

Business Law
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Chobani, yogurt competitors slug it out over advertising
Press & Sun-BulletinJanuary 15, 2016

The company invoked a federal law against deceptive or outright false advertising claims against other products, noting that potassium sorbate is used to prevent yeast and mold in food, just as it's used to control fungi on crops. Chobani then filed ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Congresswoman Duckworth on DoD Family Benefits Announcement: Congress Must Act on Parental Leave to Ensure ...
eNews Park ForestJanuary 28, 2016

“Mothers and fathers in the military inevitably face separation from their children when they are deployed overseas, and parental leave benefits are critical for both our military families and military readiness. That's one of the reasons I have long ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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As Supreme Court Clerk, Ted Cruz Made Death Penalty His Cause
New York TimesJanuary 20, 2016

The memos of Supreme Court clerks evaluating death row petitions usually consist of a brief review of the facts and then a dispassionate legal analysis as to whether the court should hear the case.more »

Personal Injury
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Legal-Bay Announces Focus on Car Accident and Personal Injury Cases in the New ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)January 14, 2016

14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that they are going to put a strong focus on car accident and personal injury cases in the New Year. During the busy winter months, funding applications ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Voices: Constitutional convention an unlikely reality
USA TODAYJanuary 26, 2016

I remember learning about such conventions in my constitutional law course in college and marveling that one hadn't been called in more than 200 years. That's in large part because it's extremely difficult. Lawmakers in 34 states – or a two-thirds ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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When do healthcare defendants want to be accused of malpractice?
JD Supra (press release)January 23, 2016

Those injured by health care professionals should seek counsel from a lawyer that specializes in medical malpractice litigation because it is just as important for a lawyer to know when a potential claim against a health care professional does not fall ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Protection Act is king and it overrules any company policy
Rand Daily MailJanuary 18, 2016

Why, oh why is it still so hard for some companies to deliver on one of the Consumer Protection Act's most simple and powerful provisions? It's this: If something a customer buys proves to be defective within six months, they get to return it for their ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Recent real estate fraud sparks calls for change
MoneySenseFebruary 9, 2016

After selling their west side Vancouver home, the Rappaport's learned that a simple clause in their Agreement of Purchase and Sale real estate contract legally allowed the initial buyer to resell their home before the final closing date. Turns out the ...more »

Business Names & Faces
Foster's Daily DemocratJanuary 17, 2016

He also assists startup companies structure the business from a legal perspective and raise capital to fuel growth and expansion. Marshall also advises clients on various general business matters such as contract review and negotiations, implementing ...more »

Sports Law
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McCormicks named sports law firm of the year
Harrogate InformerJanuary 20, 2016

Harrogate law firm McCormicks Solicitors has been named Sports Law – Law Firm of the Year in England in the 2016 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards. The business magazine's research department draws insight from business leaders throughout ...more »

Criminal Defense
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ICC assesses charges against Joseph Kony rebel commander Ongwen
Deutsche WelleJanuary 21, 2016

In 2005, an ICC arrest warrant was issued for Ongwen on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity that were primarily related to rebel attacks on a refugee camp in Lukodi, Uganda in May 2004. The charges included: attacks against the civilian ...more »

Vatican Official: 'Vatileaks II' Misleading
Church MilitantJanuary 15, 2016

I just want to let readers know that IRS accounting audit guidelines for nonprofits (that are not foundations) are that 85-90 percent of the income should go to the cause which is identified in the mission statement of the organization. So, if the goal ...more »

Fired worker, 67, accuses Ply Gem of age discrimination
The Pennsylvania RecordJanuary 27, 2016

Fired worker, 67, accuses Ply Gem of age discrimination. Carrie Bradon Jan. 27, 2016, 2:14pm. PITTSBURGH — A fired ... 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Ply Gem Industries Inc., of Cary, North Carolina ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Are Nuclear Power Plants At Cyber Risk?
Lawfare (blog)January 18, 2016

Do domestic laws, regulations, or licensing requirements require nuclear facilities to have protection from a cyber attack? Do domestic laws, regulations, or licensing requirements require nuclear facilities to protect critical digital assets from a ...more »

Environmental Law
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Funding Opportunities in Clean Energy from USTDA
The National Law ReviewJanuary 15, 2016

And yet the problem presents the opportunity that African countries could “leap frog” traditional, dirty power generation methods (such as oil and coal) when developing the much-needed new capacity in favor of clean renewable energy sources.more »

Wills & Probate
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Home › Local › Legal assistant enters race for probate judge seat
Statesboro HeraldJanuary 23, 2016

"The probate court is anything but ordinary. A great deal of focus is made on the fact that this office issues marriage licenses and firearm permits. This court is so much more. It also addresses the probating of wills, concerns regarding disabled and ...more »

Family Law
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Problems with recruiting High Court judges prompts 3% salary increase
Family Law WeekJanuary 17, 2016

"In the context of compelling anecdotal evidence about the current remuneration package putting off suitable candidates from applying for High Court posts, the department considers that the failure to attract sufficient appointable candidates to the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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5 Steps Every Employer Should Take To Effectively Manage Workers' Compensation ...
JD Supra (press release)January 16, 2016

Enacted in 1915, Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act was viewed as a “great compromise,” with both sides giving up important safeguards. In exchange for medical and economic benefits, employees surrender their right to sue for reasons such as ...more »

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