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Bengals have Mo (re) plays up their sleeve
Bengals.comSeptember 23, 2014

Wide receiver Marvin Jones has watched it too many times in practice, where Sanu doesn't even warm up. When he reaches the front of the line to run the play, he asks absently, 'Oh, my turn?' and then proceeds to whip a perfect 60-yarder and drop it on ...more »

Proposed temporary ordinance would legalize Uber, Lyft
KVUESeptember 23, 2014

Since May 29, Ground Transportation Enforcement Officers have issued 38 citations to drivers of Transportation Networking Companies or TNC's for Operating without a Chauffeurs License and No Operating Authority. Thirty-six of their vehicles have been ...more »

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Administrative Law
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LA City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers
Los Angeles TimesOctober 22, 2014

Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract -- the latest turn in a long-standing dispute over whether the United Farm Workers ...more »

Health Care Law
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Demographics Help Shape Lawmakers' Views On Health Law
Kaiser Health NewsOctober 17, 2014

While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work. Without the law, many of their constituents wouldn't have health ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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BSU coach Morrison brings calming presence on sideline
Muncie Star PressOctober 23, 2014

“You can act like a fool and you don't care. You can yell and ... Morrison being down there is key for getting a feel for his guys and rotating players, especially with Jones having knee issues and fellow safety Martez Hester fighting off a bad back. A ...more »

Immigration Law
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NY1 Noticias Launches Segment on Immigration Law
NY1October 22, 2014

"It's extremely important for the community, the immigrant community in the United States to know the laws related to immigration law," Castillo says. "We need to integrate the vast amount of people that we can that are here in the United States to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Much debated IDI warehouse approved
WFMZ AllentownOctober 23, 2014

The Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors concluded a lengthy and at times contentious request to Industrial Development International, a 4-1 vote during Wednesday night's meeting. ... While the board may not have won any popularity ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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McIlroy to swap course for court
Wiltshire BusinessOctober 20, 2014

World number one Rory McIlroy faces a break from the sport as a Dublin courtroom is poised to take centre stage rather than a golf course early next year. Attempts at a resolution over a contractual dispute a few days ago between lawyers representing ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Two town managers finalists for municipal insurance award
Victorville Daily PressOctober 20, 2014

Apple Valley's Human Resources and Risk Management Director Nikki Salas and Assistant Town Manager Dennis Cron are two of only five professionals who were named finalists from a statewide pool of nominees. “The fact that Apple Valley ... Salas, who has ...more »

Animal Law
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Couple charged with 2 counts of animal cruelty, 50+ dogs confiscated
Jackson Clarion LedgerOctober 13, 2014

Animal rights advocates are once again asking Mississippi to look at their animal cruelty laws to impose harsher penalties on people who abuse and neglect animals. If you would like to fill out an application to foster one of the dogs confiscated from ...more »

Intellectual Property
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According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Apple now owns the ...
Patently AppleOctober 22, 2014

Patently Apple has just discovered that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has given Apple the final approval on the "Thunderbolt" trademark. While it published online today, the approval or "allowance" was officially granted last Friday. We had ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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JOBS Act triggers rise in public stock offerings and IPO-related litigation
Business InsuranceOctober 12, 2014

While IPO-related litigation traditionally rises with IPOs, experts say the JOBS Act makes this latest round unique because the vast majority of IPOs have been filed under the 2012 law. “I think it's fair to say that the altered landscape as a result ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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2015: The Nigerian Youth And 30 Percent Affirmative Action
Leadership NewspapersSeptember 25, 2014

The struggle to include Nigerian youths in the nations' political administration has led to the first documented Agenda with a call for 30% Affirmative action for Youth Participation in Politics, Ruth Tene Natsa writes. The Nigerian youth agenda on ...more »

Moscow Total plane crash snowplough driver 'got lost'
BBC NewsOctober 22, 2014

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport has said he lost his bearings before a collision with a private plane in which Total boss Christophe de Margerie died. Vladimir Martynenkov told Russian TV he was unaware he had entered the runway. Mr Margerie ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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3 Cabinet members visit Yasukuni Shrine as Tokyo tries to improve ties with China
Asahi ShimbunOctober 18, 2014

26, 2013, the first anniversary of his return to the prime minister's office, exacerbating Japan's strained relations with South Korea and China. Japan has been at loggerheads with its two neighbors in recent years over territorial disputes and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Alstom Probe, Dark Pools, Community Banks: Compliance
BloombergOctober 21, 2014

James Carlton, a lawyer for Hallett; an Alstom spokeswoman, Claire Biau; and Nilima Fox of the SFO declined to comment on the case. The Levallois-Perret, France-based company is scheduled to ... Interviews/Studies. UBS Dark Pool Overtakes Credit Suisse ...more »

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Chamber Institute Report Decries 'Swarm Litigation'
Corporate Counsel (registration)October 22, 2014

The report, “Unprincipled Prosecution: Abuse of Power and Profiteering in the New 'Litigation Swarm,'” identifies and describes a particular litigation model. In this swarming model, state attorneys general, federal enforcers and plaintiffs' law firms ...more »

Business Law
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Three vie for attorney general's seat
CT PostOctober 23, 2014

Jepsen said the litigation, initiated after the town complained about prices, was a success, with each of the three companies paying $30,000 to settle the case and agreeing to take antitrust training. "They were caught red-handed fixing prices," Jepsen ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
AM 760 KFMBSeptember 23, 2014

Last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'Crypto wars' return to Congress
The HillOctober 20, 2014

FBI Director James Comey has launched a new “crypto war” by asking Congress to update a two-decade old law to make sure officials can access information from people's cell phones and other communication devices. The call is expected to trigger a major ...more »

Personal Injury
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Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)October 13, 2014

All three partners at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers® has published their list for over three decades, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Arthur Macomber: Proposed Idaho amendment is bad constitutional law
The Idaho StatesmanOctober 17, 2014

On Nov. 4, 2014, Idahoans will vote on the addition of a constitutional amendment to affirm the legislature's power to veto executive branch rules. A legislative veto is a good idea. Unfortunately, the amendment must be rejected. When the secretary of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attorneys and doctors square off over Prop. 46
Santa Rosa Press DemocratSeptember 29, 2014

But the 1975 law put doctors in a “special category,” said DeMeo, who estimates he has handled 100 medical malpractice lawsuits in 56 years as a trial attorney. It's difficult to convince the public to change the law because doctors “are still held on ...more »

Consumer Protection
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New Florida law a response to breaches in data security
Tallahassee.comOctober 16, 2014

Much like the Privacy Rule of HIPAA, the federal government's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Florida's FIPA is a consumer protection measure. What the state Attorney General's Office is concerned about is in cases where there is a ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Legal Risk Analysis Concerning on Real Estate Financial Leasing by Financial ...
Lexology (registration)October 12, 2014

No Prohibitive Provisions in Laws And Regulations level. There are no prohibitive provisions on whether real estate such as building could be the subject of financial leasing in relevant laws and administrative regulations such as Property Law...more »

CDC says second nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas the ...
Dallas Morning News (blog)October 15, 2014

... notes that under federal law — 49 U.S.C. §114(f) and (h) — DHS operates a public health “Do Not Board” list that, based upon CDC recommendations, can be used to prohibit individuals with communicable diseases from boarding commercial aircraft ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports betting legalized in New Jersey as Gov. Chris Christie signs law
New York Daily NewsOctober 18, 2014

At long last, sports betting in New Jersey has its win. Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday that will legalize sports betting in the Garden State — a day after the state Assembly approved a measure allowing wagering. The sports speculation could ...more »

Criminal Defense
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NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The Poor
CBS LocalOctober 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven ...more »

Charter Day School Inc. maintains contentious posture on oversight
StarNewsOnline.comOctober 21, 2014

"The board may not delegate its responsibility and ultimate accountability for the school's operations to a for-profit management company," states the IRS manual, "without raising the issue of whether the organization is operating for the private ...more »

Old face job ad 'discrimination'
BBC NewsOctober 8, 2014

The government's Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, the BBC has found. It also found similar jobs ads posted online by Reed - one of the UK's biggest employment agencies.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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EU court overturns Tamil Tiger sanctions but maintains asset freeze
ReutersOctober 16, 2014

It said in a statement that the EU had also failed, when following Indian sanctions against the Tigers, to ensure that India gave sufficient judicial protection to those it accused. However, the court rejected the LTTE's contention that it was exempt ...more »

Environmental Law
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Want a Tesla? Start Voting
Bloomberg ViewOctober 22, 2014

In a letter explaining his decision to sign a law banning Tesla's direct-sales model from his state, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made it clear that he has nothing against the California-based electric-vehicle maker. "It appears that there has been a ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Fresh Links: SvedBest Edition
Stanley Cup of ChowderOctober 20, 2014

Niklas Svedberg wills the puck away from the net to earn his first NHL shutout. - Jen Fuller. The Bruins Swedish troika have come through for the Bruins so far this season.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share with Bruins ...more »

Family Law
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Family law 'must be made simpler'
The AustralianOctober 22, 2014

He said the law could provide a clearer guideline for parents and lawyers — a view shared by both Family Law Council chairwoman Helen Rhoades and the architect of the Howard government's family law reforms, Sydney University professor Patrick ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Is Ebola covered under workers' compensation?
Insurance Business AmericaOctober 17, 2014

With all this Ebola talk going around, some of our readership raised the interesting question of whether contracting the virus would be covered under workers compensation and apparently the answer is about as complicated as preventing the spread of the ...more »


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