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Seahawks' Walter Jones goes from work clothes to Hall of Fame gold blazer
TheNewsTribune.comAugust 2, 2014

Asked to look back at his career, Jones thought that the highlight came in the very act of being drafted, and just becoming a part of the NFL. So he doesn't look back to see one big game after another, but rather just being consistent every time he ...more »

How to stop companies from moving overseas
Arizona RepublicAugust 2, 2014

The argument that lower corporate taxation just makes the rich richer holds no water, either. Even on the basis of fairness. Especially regarding fairness. American tax laws on overseas earnings are rife with loopholes favoring politically connected ...more »

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Administrative Law
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DC police to start issuing littering fine
Washington PostAugust 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — If you litter in Washington, be prepared to pay the price. The Metropolitan Police Department will begin issuing $75 tickets to pedestrians caught tossing trash on public streets, waterways, or someone else's property. Officers in the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Military veterans should have quicker access to health care with new law
The Oregonian - OregonLive.comAugust 7, 2014

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama. Other changes will take ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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DHHR's psych hospital plan OK'd
Charleston GazetteAugust 2, 2014

According to Victoria Jones, commissioner for the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, the census numbers are out of the DHHR's hands — the hospitals do not have “right of refusal,” and must take all patients remanded to its care. The ...more »

Immigration Law
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With Congress divided, Obama to go his own way on immigration
CNNAugust 4, 2014

Last year, the Senate passed a comprehensive bill that would provide a path to legal status for the millions of long-term undocumented immigrants while also strengthening border security. The legislation supported by all Senate ... The move came after ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Why Colombia's mining sector hasn't lived up to its promise
Mining MarketsAugust 6, 2014

Such a fragmentation of the industry has resulted in poor articulation of the industry's needs, and an inability to explain its importance and the role the sector could play in the development of the country. During the process of the mining law...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Seniors vs. Crime project here to help
Lehigh Acres News StarAugust 3, 2014

Crime volunteer contributes his or her unique life experience to help balance the scales of justice for senior clients seeking financial relief in the form of refunds or repairs. ... If we suspect fraud or any criminal activity, we turn it over to the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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People on the Move, Aug. 3, 2014
Scranton Times-TribuneAugust 4, 2014

Ms. Kilpatrick will oversee field operations, residential and commercial sales and every aspect of the customer experience in Pennsylvania. ... Before joining the firm, Mr. Jaketic practiced insurance litigation, litigating cases on behalf of municipal ...more »

Animal Law
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New York State Legislator Cracks Down on Pet Theft and Animal Abuse
The InquisitrAugust 4, 2014

Cuomo's animal protection efforts publicly, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Hopefully, these new laws will help deter the theft of companion animals and cut down on the levels of abuse animals are ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Mapp, Hartz Mountain, Cisco: Intellectual Property
BloombergAugust 6, 2014

She said Hartz made an unauthorized deal with Rovio Entertainment Oy, creator of the Angry Birds video game, and that the pet-toy company has “improperly reaped millions of dollars in profits” from her intellectual property. Hartz Mountain did not ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Texas Supreme Court Throws Out Asbestos Verdict
The National Law Journal (registration)August 4, 2014

The 6-3 ruling by the court affirmed the lower appeals court's decision to overturn a $12.3 million jury verdict against Georgia-Pacific Corp., holding that the family members of Timothy Bostic had not shown that Georgia-Pacific's asbestos-containing ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
CT PostSeptember 1, 2014

The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come just months later as public employees fought unsuccessfully to retain their ability to ...more »

Lead is still a threat
The Star OnlineAugust 4, 2014

“For years the federal government has been telling us there is no safe level of lead,” said Marcie Keever, a lawyer for Friends of the Earth, a Washington-based environmental group that petitioned the EPA last month to ban leaded aviation fuel. “We are ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Ramsey County Law Library offers DIY help
TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressAugust 5, 2014

So four or five times a year, she meets for 15 minutes to a half-hour with landlords, tenants and others who are undergoing myriad problems in small-claims court, where the maximum judgment is $10,000. The issues could include eviction, security ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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TOP Oil Market News: WTI Trades Near Lowest Price in Six Months
BloombergAugust 4, 2014

Shell Martinez Reports Completion of Flare System Repair. Co. said repair work to be ... U.S. stocks followed European shares lower, extending the worst weekly loss for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index in two years, amid growing concern about ...more »

Litigation
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ViaSat Litigation Update
Space Ref (press release)August 11, 2014

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that in an order issued August 8, 2014, the federal court hearing ViaSat Communications, Inc.'s (ViaSat) ...more »

Business Law
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Lifshitz & Miller Law Firm Announces Investigation of Bally Technologies, Inc ...
MarketWatchAugust 2, 2014

Lifshitz & Miller announces that a class action was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of New York alleging that NetSol Technologies, Inc. ("NTWK") issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Obama pledges better mental health services, other initiatives for military, vets
Washington Post (blog)August 27, 2014

... scandal involving falsified records and long wait times at VA facilities, Obama reaffirmed his support for America's veterans and said his administration will do all it can to ensure current and former members of the military receive the full ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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ID thieves these days want your number, not your name
Columbus DispatchAugust 3, 2014

With more-traditional true-name crimes, when banks and credit-card issuers detect suspicious activity, they'll notify the affected customers and, if necessary, freeze any accounts that have been compromised. In contrast, with ... “If the computer doesn ...more »

Personal Injury
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Henry Yampolsky Personal Injury Law Blog on Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)August 9, 2014

This means that a motorcyclist could seek a recovery for personal injuries even if her injuries, as a result of an accident, are neither “serious” nor “permanent.” However, with motorcycles, insurance companies do not have to provide no-fault or PIP ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Former Constitutional Law Professor Gets Lecture On Separation Of Powers ...
DealBreakerAugust 12, 2014

It is apparently inconceivable to the Argentine political mind that there are things that a presidente cannot do, and so another senior member of Cristina Kirchner's government has asked Barack Obama to dig around in his secret bag of executive tricks ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Law Offices of Dan Newlin Open in Chicago
Insurance News NetAugust 6, 2014

Newlin added that having boots on the ground in Chicago to help protect the rights of accident victims, through competent and aggressive legal representation is an honor. His passion for justice and fair monetary compensation for victims, stems, in no ...more »

Consumer Protection
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After Feds Learn He Is US Citizen,11-Year-Old Migrant Is Released From ...
Fox News LatinoAugust 15, 2014

It wasn't until an immigration lawyer who was visiting the detention center learned of the child's situation, and that he was legally a U.S. citizen, that the fact emerged that he should not have been treated as a violator of immigration law. "I don't ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami's Real Estate Boom
The National Law ReviewAugust 19, 2014

Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This remarkable transformation is due ...more »

RFP - Foodservice Equipment for new South Coffeyville Casino
Cherokee NationAugust 4, 2014

TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OFFICE - This procurement is subject to Cherokee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office (“TERO”) regulations that include a fee of ½ of 1% of total contract award and, if applicable, the completion of a TERO Labor Agreement ...more »

Sports Law
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Concussion law unlikely to affect Coast Union football
The San Luis Obispo TribuneAugust 2, 2014

Seeking to reduce the number of brain injuries high school and middle-school football players sustain, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last week limiting full-contact practices during the season and preseason and prohibiting those collisions during ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Andrew Cuomo's $35M campaign account will pay criminal lawyer representing ...
New York Daily NewsAugust 2, 2014

ALBANY - In an unusual move, Gov. Cuomo's $35 million campaign account, not taxpayers, will pay for a lawyer to represent his office as the feds investigate the shutdown of his anti-corruption commission. Prominent white-collar criminal attorney Elkan ...more »

Ex-manager guilty of $170K Catholic school theft
Chron.comAugust 6, 2014

The thefts came to light when Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico ordered an audit after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $301,000 lien against the school in February 2013 for unpaid federal income taxes. That occurred because the school ... saying he ...more »

Age limit for justices, constables may cause 'chaos'
Alexandria Town TalkAugust 19, 2014

McDonald is the 80-year-old justice of the peace for the Plaucheville area in Avoyelles Parish, and he doesn't think it's fair or constitutional that the law says he can't run for re-election because of his age. He's going to file to run for .... They ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Health care gains as patients pay
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteAugust 4, 2014

WASHINGTON – Even as the new health care law continues to be attacked by foes and challenged in court, hospital chains and insurers are making more money, more patients using emergency rooms are paying for their care and the country as a whole is ...more »

Environmental Law
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We Energies' plan to cut buyback rate for bioenergy criticized by digester ...
Madison.comAugust 6, 2014

Jessica VanEgeren joined The Capital Times in 2008, primarily covering Capitol politics and law enforcement. She previously covered business in the Madison area and state government and politics in ... It owns two digesters in Dane County, the final ...more »

Wills & Probate
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BUSINESS EVENTS CALENDAR: Aug. 3
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)August 3, 2014

--Chamber in Session, State of the Community: noon at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway. Presentations by Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Hardy McCollum, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon.more »

Family Law
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'Legal aid family law firms could face £100m fall in fees'
Family Law WeekAugust 4, 2014

"How impacted barristers respond will go some way to defining how family law services will evolve. To survive, barristers may have little choice but to start competing with solicitors for divorcing clients. If they do, this will break the historic ...more »

Workers Compensation
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CA Labor Agency Coordinates Interagency Action on the Underground Economy
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)August 20, 2014

Sacramento, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The underground economy affects all Californians. While the actual impact is difficult to measure, the effects are costly and evident. Compliant businesses cannot compete against those who have gained an ...more »

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