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What's new on the business scene for April 1Bill to Allow Guns on Campus Sent to Texas HouseNot a dictatorship: Maine should be a place based on laws, not LePage's whimsRobert Durst's Wife Steps Back After Years of Defending HimHollywood Law Hires: Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer's Litigator Switches FirmsFormer coroner, prosecutor give perspective on triple murderPew offers a 50-state look at police use of military surplusCounty Attorney Sues to Stop the Closure of Sweet Briar CollegeBrazilian Billionaire's Swiss Bank Admits Aiding U.S. Tax Cheats, Will Pay ...Why Obama Shouldn't Trust Iran's 'Promise' Not to Develop Nuclear WeaponsCapital Playbook: De Blasio's Inner Circles; Cuomo's tough budget seasonCuomo, lawmakers reach 'framework' of a budget dealCuomo, lawmakers reach budget 'framework' dealCase of wrongly jailed man shakes trust in systemIRS Forgives Tax Mistakes, Not Evasion Or Fraud, But Which Is Which?

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23andMe's Dangerous Business Model
New York TimesMarch 2, 2015

And while a 2008 law prohibits health insurance companies and employers from discrimination based on genetic information, the law does not cover disability, life or long-term care insurance. Breaches could affect not just you, but your relatives as well.more »

SCHNEIDER: U.S. Congress looks to rework major education law, Ritz wants ...
Evansville Courier & PressMarch 7, 2015

“Instead of a one-size, fits all, top-down mechanism that requires every child to be at the same level, it recognizes again and trusts our parents and teachers to know how to educate our kids and that every kid is different. We offer that flexibility ...more »

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What's new on the business scene for April 1
Poughkeepsie JournalMarch 31, 2015

Her areas of practice include wills and trusts, estate planning, elder law, and estate and trust administration. Established in 1870, the law firm has offices in Kingston and Marlboro. ETC. Colleges form a shared services effort — Marist College ...more »

Bill to Allow Guns on Campus Sent to Texas House
Texas TribuneMarch 31, 2015

Fletcher's campus carry bill mirrors legislation by state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, that passed the Senate earlier this month. It's the second measure approved by the House committee to loosen state gun laws, following a measure to allow ...more »

Not a dictatorship: Maine should be a place based on laws, not LePage's whims
Bangor Daily NewsMarch 31, 2015

Most of the purchases using state bond money involve partnerships with other state agencies, municipalities, land trusts or others, which also secure money from other sources for this conservation work. Over the last two years, LMF has been involved in ...more »

Robert Durst's Wife Steps Back After Years of Defending Him
New York TimesMarch 31, 2015

In rapid order, he proposed to Ms. Charatan and gave her power of attorney over his bank accounts and business affairs. “I wanted Debbie to be able to receive my inheritance, and I intended to kill myself,” he said in a 2005 deposition related to his ...more »

Hollywood Law Hires: Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer's Litigator Switches Firms
Hollywood ReporterMarch 31, 2015

He joins the firm from Loeb & Loeb, where he chaired the trust and estate practice. In July, he went to court for Ballmer when the former Microsoft CEO was working to purchase the Clippers in a record $2 billion deal. He helped defeat the claims of ...more »

Former coroner, prosecutor give perspective on triple murder
KTVBMarch 30, 2015

In that time, Sonnenberg saw a lot of cases and worked with a number of law enforcement agencies very closely, including the Ada County Sheriff's Office. The former ... He told KTVB the public should trust that investigators are taking this case very ...more »

Pew offers a 50-state look at police use of military surplus
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)March 30, 2015

The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonpartisan think tank, has conducted a 50-state look at the military equipment handed down from the federal government to state and local law enforcement and Georgia ranks high. In total value, Georgia is fifth overall ...more »

County Attorney Sues to Stop the Closure of Sweet Briar College
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)March 30, 2015

The lawsuit makes two central allegations: first, that Sweet Briar violated Virginia's charitable-solicitation law because it accepted charitable donations intended to bolster its educational mission as it prepared to close, thereby violating the ...more »

Brazilian Billionaire's Swiss Bank Admits Aiding U.S. Tax Cheats, Will Pay ...
ForbesMarch 30, 2015

In deference to Swiss bank secrecy law, banks participating in the program aren't required to name all their customers, a concession which came under withering criticism last year from Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, the then chairman of the Senate ...more »

Why Obama Shouldn't Trust Iran's 'Promise' Not to Develop Nuclear Weapons
TheBlaze.comMarch 30, 2015

Then there is the fact that Islamic law takes circumstance into account. When Muhammad was weak and outnumbered in Mecca, he preached peace and tolerance (hence why Meccan Suras appear peaceful); when he became strong in Medina, he preached ...more »

Capital Playbook: De Blasio's Inner Circles; Cuomo's tough budget season
Capital New YorkMarch 30, 2015

In the early 1990s, he held a top role in Boston City Hall, overseeing budgets, personnel, finances and labor relations for the administration of Mayor Raymond W. Flynn, who described Mr. Snyder in an interview as his former “right-hand man. .... Jesse ...more »

Cuomo, lawmakers reach 'framework' of a budget deal
Capital New YorkMarch 30, 2015

Lawmakers also agreed to address criminal justice reforms, a proposal for property tax rebates, a measure to address sexual assault on college campuses and an education tax credit and legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants access to ...more »

Cuomo, lawmakers reach budget 'framework' deal
Capital New YorkMarch 30, 2015

Lawmakers also agreed to address criminal justice reforms, a proposal for property tax rebates, a measure to address sexual assault on college campuses, an education tax credit and legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants access to tuition ...more »

Case of wrongly jailed man shakes trust in system
NewsdayMarch 30, 2015

But even that was the result of a law enforcement error, according to his attorney, Frederick Brewington. Crews was on probation in Nassau for misdemeanor criminal mischief, but he moved to Queens. His case was to be transferred, but when he contacted ...more »

IRS Forgives Tax Mistakes, Not Evasion Or Fraud, But Which Is Which?
ForbesMarch 29, 2015

Still, most criminal tax cases start with civil audits. Even a smidgen of fraud or ... Using cash, keeping deposits below $10,000, using travelers checks, under-reporting business income, and inflating your expenses can all spell trouble. Perhaps you ...more »

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