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Employment law should be more flexible to help small businesses
Yorkshire PostOctober 28, 2014

2) What law would you like to see changed? There is currently a relatively heavy regulatory burden on employers in the UK. In my view this level of regulation is absolutely right for larger employers. However, for small owner-managed businesses, it can ...more »

Bribery Plot in Austria Lands Money Printers in Dock
BloombergOctober 28, 2014

It looked like any other transaction in the international money-printing market, where bills are bought and sold amid tight security, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its December issue. In fact, Austrian prosecutors say, the sale .... At least ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Here Come the Judicial Races
Jackson Free PressOctober 29, 2014

The Chancery Court is a trial court that hears cases dealing with equity, domestic matters including adoptions, custody disputes and divorces, guardianships, sanity hearings, wills and challenges to constitutionality of state laws. The 5th district ...more »

Health Care Law
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How the Affordable Care Act may jeopardize women's health
The Hill (blog)October 29, 2014

A day doesn't go by where I don't hear a politician or a pundit tell me the Affordable Care Act is a boon for women's health. But in my experience as a doctor, this prognosis is both simplistic and deceptive. The law may pose a very real threat to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Romos admirable effort to return from injury hinders Cowboys
FOXSports.comOctober 28, 2014

The Cowboys have a highly regarded medical staff, but Jones often feels it necessary to act as a liaison in these situations. Romo didn't look sharp when he re-entered the game in the fourth quarter. On second-and-1 from his own 12-yard line, Romo ...more »

Immigration Law
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No Good Options for GOP on Obama's Immigration Move
TIMEOctober 30, 2014

Immigration Reform Rally / Protest in Tacoma, Washington With reform stalled in Congress, activists are urging Obama to act on his own. Jason Redmond—REUTERS. Republicans may sue the president, but it's not likely to get far in the courts.more »

Industrial Development Law
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7 questions for Republican Ralph Carmichael in Alabama House District 103
AL.comOctober 28, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama - Republican Ralph Carmichael finds himself in the unusual position of making his second bid for the Alabama House of Representatives - from two different districts - in as many years. Carmichael unsuccessfully sought the Republican ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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The Anarchy of Globalization
CounterPunchOctober 28, 2014

The attraction of the Grand Cayman Islands is magnified by a legal system that prohibits even asking about the ownership of companies registered there. Even illicit actions enjoy secrecy that prevents anyone from tracing them to their ultimate owner ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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AgentsofAmerica.ORG Announces Book Three E&O Exposures By Line of ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)October 28, 2014

... this book was a collaborative effort of many of the top Agents, E&O experts, and attorneys in the United States and addresses many of the key issues in risk management, loss prevention, and litigation relating to claims against insurance agents and ...more »

Animal Law
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Details of proposed animal law unveiled
AsiaOneOctober 29, 2014

Animal-related businesses would be given time to ensure that their staff meet the new training requirements under proposed laws for better animal welfare. A grace period of one to two years would allow animal handlers at these businesses, such as pet ...more »

Intellectual Property
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'Intellectual property' is why we can't have nice things
Jamaica ObserverOctober 28, 2014

This is, in the worst way, all about "intellectual property". And it significantly and negatively impacts the social media which more and more of us rely on as our "window on the world". What is — or rather, what was — Twitpic? Simply put, a service ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Labaton Sucharow LLP and Baron & Budd, P.C. File First Consumer Class ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)October 28, 2014

... analysts, and forensic accountants. The Firm litigates in the areas of consumer protection, antitrust, and securities law. ... Baron & Budd's size and resources enable the firm to take on exceptionally large and complex cases. The firm represents ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action lawsuit challenges Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill admission policies
JURISTNovember 18, 2014

The lawsuits contend that the Supreme Court's [official website] affirmative action efforts, beginning in the landmark Regents of the University of California v. Bakke [opinion], have failed to end racial biases in the admissions process, and contend ...more »

What's Up With These Ebola Practice Groups?
The American Lawyer (registration)October 31, 2014

According to its press release, it involves lawyers from insurance, labor employment, life sciences, shipping, aviation, international trade, data privacy, security, "as well as lawyers on Reed Smith's longstanding Africa Business Team." (Never mind ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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DA: Landlord likely to be cited for lack of smoke detectors in McKeesport fire ...
Pittsburgh Post GazetteNovember 6, 2014

Mr. Zappala said their landlord, Anthony Verdigleone, “did not comply with the landlord-tenant ordinances in the city of McKeesport.” He said Mr. Verdigleone told a detective that he installed smoke detectors in the ... He made his remarks as he ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Americans Fear Hacking, Most Frequent Crime
WRGT TV Fox 45October 28, 2014

ENGLEWOOD -- New research shows the crime Americans fear most, more than any other crime is being hacked! 27 percent of Americans say they, or someone in their household, has had their credit card information stolen this year! The Attorney General's ...more »

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China mulls changes to public interest litigation
People's Daily OnlineOctober 28, 2014

BEIJING, Oct. 28 -- China is considering allowing prosecutors to institute public interest litigation, according to a legal reform plan published in full text Tuesday. If put into practice, the plan will optimize judicial functions, improve ...more »

Business Law
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Fear, Inc.: Beyond the Shadows of the American Haunt Industry
PopMattersOctober 29, 2014

In the film, this can almost be read as a critique on the blurring fandom that conflates the onscreen slasher with the real life killer, not unlike true crime child killer Albert Fish alongside fictional counterparts of Freddy Kruger and Buffalo Bill ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Triple dippers: 60000 veterans collect disability benefits, Social Security ...
NewserNovember 1, 2014

11, 2001, terrorist attacks, veterans were barred from receiving both military retirement pay and Department of Veterans Affairs' disability benefits. Under a Civil War-era statute, the Pentagon docked retirement pay dollar-for-dollar up to the amount ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Apologetic New Bedford hacker gets 4-year jail sentence
Boston GlobeOctober 28, 2014

On Monday, 25-year-old Cameron Lacroix apologized for his crimes, telling a federal judge that he recognized the seriousness of what he thought was innocuous computer hacking. Lacroix pleaded for mercy as he ... to those crimes as well. Lacroix has ...more »

Personal Injury
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Hands-Free Systems Causing Unsafe Distractions: New York Personal Injury...
PR Web (press release)November 13, 2014

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded that new and popular hands-free vehicle features might actually increase mental distractions for drivers instead of decreasing them. New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm says ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Obama's Speech on Immigration
New York TimesNovember 22, 2014

But as an immigration and administrative law teacher who strongly favors more legal immigration and even broader legislative relief than Mr. Obama's order grants (and who voted for him twice), I find them unconvincing. In the Immigration and ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attempt to raise medical malpractice cap defeated
Merced Sun-StarNovember 5, 2014

California's 1975 medical malpractice law was the first in the nation to impose caps and paved the way for roughly 30 states to adopt some limits on payouts. It also was used as a template for national proposals. It made California rates among the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Wildlife agency drops hunter confidentiality plan
Great Falls TribuneOctober 30, 2014

It would have expanded an existing law that already gives confidentiality to hunters who kill bears, mountain lions or wolves in the state. FWP spokesman Ron Aasheim said the proposal had generated positive and negative reactions, but the agency ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Realty Enthusiasm: MidFlorida VP Relishes Real Estate After 25 Years Working ...
The LedgerNovember 9, 2014

Now, 14 years after leaving the law firm, she remains completely focused, having recently earned the title of vice president of MidFlorida Real Estate Sales in Lakeland. In the new position, she said her goal is to grow the company by putting it on the ...more »

Coakley: Baker's fishing story could be “amalgam”
wwlp.comNovember 1, 2014

“It perpetuates a stereotype that folks in greater New Bedford don't aspire to a college education for kids,” Mitchell said, saying many commercial fishermen save to provide for their children's education. Mitchell, a former ... The state's top law...more »

Sports Law
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Adam Silver supports legalized sports betting, even as NBA opposes NJ law
SportingNews.comNovember 14, 2014

Silver said his league joined the NFL, MLB, the NHL and the NCAA in the suit because the New Jersey statute violates the 1992 federal law that made sports betting legal only in Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana. He said it's up to Congress to make ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Carl David Ceder is Recognized As One of The Premier Criminal Defense...
DigitalJournal.comNovember 7, 2014

Carl David Ceder, Attorney at Law, has been selected and recognized for the second consecutive year as a 2015 Texas Rising Star Attorney in the field of “Criminal Defense” by the Texas Monthly Magazine. This achievement is only given and awarded to ...more »

Will a GOP-Led Congress Finally Audit the Fed?
Reason (blog)November 4, 2014

Perhaps the fed audit legislation put forward by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will have more luck after today. That bill has support from other Senate Republicans, including Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who will probably become Senate majority leader if the ...more »

LGBT rights could be on lame-duck agenda
Livingston DailyNovember 11, 2014

But measures to protect LGBT individuals under the state's landmark Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act remain alive in the state Legislature. The effort returned to the forefront last week as Gov. ... Passed in 1976 and amended several times since ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Challenges to Franchise Model Put ShelfGenie GC to the Test
Daily Report (registration)October 28, 2014

Liebman is responsible for managing all legal areas of the company as well as assisting with operational support and initiatives. His practice focuses on domestic and international franchising, which includes a wide array of issues, such as regulatory ...more »

Environmental Law
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Lisa Wozniak: Protecting Pure Michigan begins in the voting booth
MLive.comOctober 28, 2014

Years ago, Michigan had in place a sensible law that many referred to as "Polluters Pay", which said that those responsible for contaminating our air, land and water would be held accountable and made to pay for clean up. That law was unfortunately ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Free Legal clinic for Veterans, Nov, 8 in Galveston
Your Houston NewsOctober 29, 2014

Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel at the clinic from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits ...more »

Family Law
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K (A Child) (Hague Convention - Child's Objections) [2014] EWCA Civ 1364
Family Law WeekOctober 31, 2014

1. On 6 February 2014, His Honour Judge Bellamy, sitting as a High Court Judge, dismissed an application under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 (hereafter "the Hague Convention") for the summary return of ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Florida Employer Cited for Half-Dozen Safety Violations (press release) (blog)October 29, 2014

Author Kori Shafer-Stack, Editor, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in post-injury response procedures and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. Contact: ...more »


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