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Delays in legislation: Four years on, Sindh yet to legislate labour laws
The Express TribuneAugust 20, 2014

Laws such as the Industrial, Commercial and Employment Standing Order Ordinance 1968, Companies Profit Act 1968, Workers Welfare Ordinance 1972, Workman Compensation Act 1923, Payment of Wages Act 1936, Shops and Establishment Ordinance ...more »

JD Power ranks satisfaction with personal insurers; familiar names rank high
IFAwebnews.comAugust 20, 2014

“While both groups show year-over-year improvement, insurers that predominantly write personal lines insurance benefit from the personal relationships they are better able to build with their small-business customers,” said Jeremy Bowler, senior ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Two firefighters in Mills case disciplined; none fired, one exonerated
Washington PostAugust 21, 2014

One D.C. firefighter was suspended, another reprimanded and a third exonerated in a case in which a 77-year-old man collapsed outside a fire station and later died after firefighters inside ignored pleas for help in January. All three firefighters had ...more »

Health Care Law
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Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
Philly.comAugust 23, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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'Marching All Night Long': Protesters Return to Ferguson for Another Night
NBCNews.comAugust 20, 2014

The Staudenmaiers' eldest son is adopted and African-American, so "for us, it's a very real thing," Staudenmaier said. "We like that people are standing up to police brutality and are going to act as a community and fight back again," he said. Debra ...more »

Immigration Law
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Salter: Immigration remains a political lightning rod
Jackson Clarion LedgerAugust 24, 2014

Congress remains deadlocked. The result has been that most of the immigration law changes in the nation have come through state or local action. The most dramatic of late has been Texas Gov. Rick Perry's intervention into the flood of Hispanic youth ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House?
The ChattanooganAugust 20, 2014

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house. Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Be prepared for the Sept. 8 deadline
HealioAugust 20, 2014

Any disputed information that is not resolved before Sept. 8 will be publically available but listed as “under dispute,” according to CMS. The resolution will involve the physician, manufacturer and CMS. The manufacturer must send a corrected report to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Developer: With suit settled, Branson Landing to grow
Springfield News-LeaderSeptember 2, 2014

Development on Branson Landing is expected to resume after the settlement of a lawsuit with two insurance companies. The settlement, announced today, comes more than a decade after a 2003 lawsuit involving businessman Doug Coverdell over the ...more »

Animal Law
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Couple charged after dogs found nearly starved to death
fox8.comSeptember 15, 2014

Goddard's Law, HB 274, needs to be in effect because of egregious acts of animal cruelty like what happened to these two dogs,” said Amy Beichler, Public Animal Welfare Society director. According to the Public Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, the dogs ...more »

Intellectual Property
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INBOUND14 And Intellectual Property: They Do Go Together!
ForbesSeptember 11, 2014

Last week our team prepped to attend HubSpot's INBOUND14 taking place September 15–18th in Boston. What does intellectual property (IP) have to do with marketing you might ask? At a glance this may seem like a strange combination but it is a natural fit.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Tiffany & Bosco attorney Nora Jones receives State Bar appointment
azcentral.comAugust 22, 2014

Nora L. Jones, an attorney with Tiffany & Bosco in Phoenix, was appointed to the executive council of the State Bar of Arizona's Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section. Her practice concentrates on probate and trust litigation...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Q&A: Academia's Juggling Act With OFCCP Compliance, SCOTUS's Affirmative...
Bloomberg BNAAugust 22, 2014

Representatives from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity, formerly the American Association for Affirmative Action, discuss academic institutions as federal contractors regulated by the Labor Department's Office of Federal ...more »

Pilot dies in Hardeman County plane crash
wreg.comAugust 27, 2014

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — The pilot of a small agricultural plane died when the aircraft crashed in Hardeman County Wednesday. The pilot was the only one on board when the plane, a Cessna 188, went down and became tangled in power lines.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Keys commission rids itself of several property problems
Florida Keys KeynoterAugust 23, 2014

The original 2006 development agreement allowed five years of RV use but legal disputes among the park ownership stalled start of reconstruction until 2013. The commission added a provision to the development pact that county inspectors must receive ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Free Money? It's a Scam, the FTC Says
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (CN) - The American Bill Pay Organization and the American Benefits Foundation, whose bosses and even addresses are unknown, bilk consumers by claiming they administer a nonexistent federal program "that purports to pay as much as ...more »

Litigation
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Study: Patent law changes, high-volume plaintiffs make for more litigation
Southeast Texas RecordAugust 26, 2014

The report, which mostly focused on 2013, provides insights about judges, districts, parties, law firms and patents, and highlights trends and developments in patent litigation — something, the company contends, is needed because of the lack of ...more »

Business Law
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Roseville, CA-- The Roseville Police Department Crime Brief Report for August ...
Rocklin and Roseville TodayAugust 20, 2014

Harding/Galleria, vandalism: At 5:25 p.m. August 16, officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Gibson Drive. A man was seen beating on another resident's truck with a metal pipe. He then got into his own vehicle and left before officers ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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The Military Gave This Woman's Family A Pay Cut After Her Husband Cheated ...
Huffington PostAugust 22, 2014

The financial benefits they'd receive from the American military -- his employer -- were just the icing on the cake. But when Sara found out within one day of their nuptials that her husband had been having an affair, she was forced to make the choice ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Full charges against Wilton preschool teacher announced
The Wilton BulletinAugust 21, 2014

He was arrested after an investigation by the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Investigations team, which commands the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The detective in charge of his case is State Police Det. Jon Carreiro.more »

Personal Injury
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Where Drivers Pay the Most -- And Least -- For Car Insurance
ForbesSeptember 12, 2014

Not only is it bad enough that the average Detroiter probably pays somewhere around $2,650 a year by that measure to insure a car, but anyone that's living with the city limits and is unfortunate enough to have multiple accidents and/or moving...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitution Day 2014
Charger AthleticsSeptember 5, 2014

As a constitutional appellate litigator, Farris has also served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of thirteen states. At Patrick Henry College, Farris teaches constitutional law...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Reform Update: GOP likely to focus on repealing medical device tax, employer ...
ModernHealthcare.comAugust 22, 2014

Most conservative healthcare policy watchers expect Republicans to focus their real attention on targeting controversial provisions of the law that provide significant funding for the law's premium subsidies. Moves to repeal these provisions have a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Cuomo: Being a professor isn't like running NY state
The Journal News / Lohud.comSeptember 9, 2014

Wu said he's worked for the Obama administration in consumer protection and worked for the Supreme Court. ... When he was told by a reporter that he was criticized for failing an act of civility in not saying hello to her, he responded, "I never saw her.more »

Real Estate Law
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Realities of Real Estate: A review of fair housing and protected classes
CapitalGazette.comSeptember 2, 2014

When you see the Equal Housing Opportunity symbol, it signifies that the real estate agent, broker, builder, lender or any other real estate related business understands and complies with fair housing laws. As real estate agents, adherence to these ...more »

Teachers' strike questions answered
Galesburg Register-MailAugust 24, 2014

Superintendent Bart Arthur said the Galesburg Education Association and the district will have to negotiate the number of days to be made up after a contract is settled upon. He said it is “dependent on how many days we're out,” on strike ...more »

Sports Law
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UO School of Law enrollment is on the decline
Oregon Daily EmeraldAugust 25, 2014

Another way the law school has responded to the enrollment struggles is the pilot run of the summer Sports Law Institute. The UO's affair with sports has been common knowledge for decade, but only this past summer has the law school really attempted to ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Myles L. Berman Voted Best DUI Attorney for 2014
SYS-CON Media (press release)August 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Myles L. Berman has been voted yet again "Best DUI Attorney" by the Los Angeles Daily News readers for the annual Readers Choice Awards. With only one winner per category, these awards are the direct ...more »

Companies win federal contracts while flouting labor law
News & ObserverSeptember 4, 2014

Malick said he'd conferred with a lawyer about his practices a decade ago. He said he was advised that ... Wilkins said. She offered the IRS auditor's lack of questions about the company's employment practices as another sign it's doing everything right.more »

Where's the tape? America responds to video
Chron.comSeptember 13, 2014

FILE - In this February 2014 file photo, from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice drags his fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator moments after knocking her off her feet ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The Morning Risk Report: Regulating Proxy Advisors Has Side-Effects
Wall Street Journal (blog)August 22, 2014

The association of big-company chief executive officers welcomed a June 30, 2013 legal bulletin from the Securities and Exchange Commission “providing guidance on the availability and requirements of two exemptions to the federal proxy rules that are ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable energy and vision for a self-sufficient India
NiticentralAugust 23, 2014

The Modi Government at the Centre and the State Governments should implement Renewable Energy Law aimed at easing the permitting process, and to provide start-up capital to promote the growth of renewable energy. Renewable resources are the most ...more »

Wills & Probate
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IT'S YOUR MONEY: Take action now to distribute your assets after you die
Colorado Springs GazetteAugust 20, 2014

It does not go into effect until death, so you will have full ownership of your home while alive, and your home will transfer outside of probate. In an effort to avoid probate, many people deed property to their children and themselves, but this could ...more »

Family Law
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Judicially approved voyeurism
Family LawAugust 20, 2014

The only way families can guarantee that they keep their private affairs out of the public domain these days is not to get divorced, not to bother with the court process at all or to settle their cases before getting to the stage of a hearing in open ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Be Wary of Compound Medications In Workers Compensation
WorkersCompensation.com (press release) (blog)August 20, 2014

Compound drugs have come under great scrutiny due to their increase in utilization, their safety issues, as well as the significantly higher cost associated with these drugs. It is a relatively small subset of the pharmacy spend in workers compensation...more »

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