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Mining licences renewed as per law: Ugrappa
The HinduFebruary 26, 2015

The government had renewed licences without following due process of law, he had alleged. Mr. Ugrappa said licences were renewed as per the Supreme Court directives, and guidelines of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.more »

UPDATE 3-Argentina sees 'window of opportunity' to issue debt
ReutersFebruary 26, 2015

... of the lead holdout creditors, said it was "dismayed that JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank are participating in the schemes of an international scofflaw, schemes which we believe are an attempt to evade the court-ordered enforcement of bondholders ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Addiction recovery program seeks to lease The Breakers in Long Beach
Long Beach Press TelegramFebruary 26, 2015

A hearing on the allegations is scheduled to be held April 13 in Los Angeles before an Office of Administrative Hearings judge. The Breakers of Long Beach is operated by a company called Sign of the Dove. Its president, Bernard Rosenson, was not ...more »

Health Care Law
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Federal Health Insurance Aid in Doubt for Nearly 8M
ABC NewsMarch 10, 2015

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report released Tuesday. The estimates by The Associated Press show ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Taxi and limousine regulations in spotlight after driver rapes passenger in ...
MLive.comFebruary 27, 2015

That exempts them from a city ordinance that calls for background checks on taxi drivers and instead puts them under the state's 1990 Limousine Transportation Act, which does not. "What a lot of people are doing ... is they're calling themselves taxis ...more »

Immigration Law
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Can Federal Immigration Law And AB 60 Be Reconciled‎
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 5, 2015

... good faith efforts to comply, the seriousness of the violations, and the presence of unauthorized workers, as well as by an administrative law judge in hearing proceedings initiated by an employer request challenging ICE's penalty assessments based ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Kenya, Algeria Sign Cooperation Pact On Oil, Gas
Capital FMFebruary 26, 2015

The areas of co-operation will cover policy, legal and regulatory framework of the oil, gas and power sector; onshore and offshore exploration and production of hydrocarbons; development of petrochemical industries; refinery maintenance activities ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Good Shepherd's CareVan service provides rides for those who need it most
Hermiston HeraldFebruary 28, 2015

Hermiston resident Joyce Fitch sits insides a van donated to Clearview Mediation Disability Resource Center by Good Shepherd Medical Center's CareVan service. Fitch uses GSMC's CareVan service every other month to attend doctor appointments.more »

Intellectual Property
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TomTom named Intellectual Property Team of the Year
Business Wire (press release)March 17, 2015

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom (TOM2) today announced that its IP team has been named European Intellectual Property Team of the Year at the 2015 International Law Office European Counsel Awards, supported by the Association of ...more »

Animal Law
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Douglas County deputy named as one of nation's 'top 10 animal defenders'
OregonLive.comFebruary 27, 2015

As far as the Animal Legal Defense Fund is concerned, Lee Bartholomew is a national hero for animals. The deputy with Douglas County Sheriff's Office, who has served the southern Oregon county since 1990, is being honored this week as one of the ALDF's ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Barack Obama: Affirmative Action Foreign Policy Hire
VDARE.comMarch 11, 2015

Everyone says President Obama is a feckless commander, weak in statecraft, especially compared to the great leaders of the Western world, such as Reagan and Churchill. I believe this does Obama a great injustice. It's so easy to react the way a great ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lawsuit after Mary Pointer killed by Asbestos brought home in husband's work ...
Daily EchoFebruary 27, 2015

SHE was a devoted wife and mother who lovingly washed her husband's clothes when he returned from a hard day's graft. But little did Mary Pointer know that inside those dusty overalls lurked tiny fibres of a deadly material which would silently build ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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With pot now legal in D.C., landlords face tough decisions
Washington Business Journal (blog)February 26, 2015

The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metro D.C. is expected to issue a memorandum to its members on Thursday that explains the fledgling law and landlords' rights with regard to the recreational use of pot. The law legalizing the possession ...more »

Businessman Victor Chu is a champion for education and the oceans
South China Morning Post (subscription)March 2, 2015

Since 1982, he has practised corporate and commercial law with a focus on China and Asian investment transactions. In the late 1980s, he set up venture capital firm First Eastern Investment Group, which has ... The projects included toll roads, water ...more »

Litigation
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CSKT Compact Passage will prevent litigation
Clark Fork Valley PressFebruary 28, 2015

The prima facie law has been a benefit to Montana water users and has kept many valid senior rights from being lost, and it is important to understand how its application would work in litigation of tribal water rights. Our laws are different than some ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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FCC adopts historic Internet rules
NBC2 NewsFebruary 26, 2015

Credit comedian John Oliver, who got enough viewers of his HBO show that a record 4 million Americans sent comments to the FCC. He framed it from the point of view of ... Clearly, the network owners are the bad guys. But wait, there's a third option ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Injured reservists to receive same benefit as full-time military counterparts
Lethbridge HeraldMarch 13, 2015

The change announced in Halifax by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole means the minimum benefit to cover lost earnings for reservists almost doubles from $24,300 to more than $42,000 a year. The military estimates about 200 part-time reservists ...more »

Business Law
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MONEY & THE LAW: Colorado high court slaps debt settlement company
Colorado Springs GazetteFebruary 26, 2015

World Law is a debt settlement company that got itself in trouble for what the Colorado attorney general claimed was false advertising. World Law, it seems, was promising customers legal representation in pursuit of discounted debt settlements. But all ...more »

Personal Injury
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Tennessee Judge: Cap on Personal Injury Damages is Unconstitutional
Insurance JournalMarch 11, 2015

A Chattanooga, Tenn., judge has ruled that a state law that caps the amount of money someone can win in a personal injury lawsuit for noneconomic damages is unconstitutional. The Times Free Press reported that on Monday, Hamilton County Circuit Judge ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Napa County jail inmates get tablet computers
Napa Valley RegisterMarch 1, 2015

Corrections staff issued 80 tablet computers to be lent to the downtown jail's inmates, launching a six-month, $25,000 pilot program to extend educational and behavioral training behind bars. The program's ... Also planned for the jail's private ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Texas Court Filings Are Down 17 Percent: Tort Reform Is Blamed
Breitbart NewsMarch 8, 2015

Bryan Blevins, president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and partner in the Provost Umphrey Law firm in Beaumont, said although people have injuries, now they have “fewer rights and opportunities to recover.” “The reason they are not being ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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DANNY ADKISON: Senators flunk lesson in Constitutional law
Stillwater News PressMarch 22, 2015

First Speaker Boehner and the Republican Congress stuck a stick in President Obama's eye by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau to address them. It seems the Republicans don't like the direction of the president's recent nuclear ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Robert Rosenberg and Alyson Schmier Join EVO Real Estate Group
Commercial ObserverMarch 15, 2015

Most recently an associate in commercial real estate at the law firm Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP, Mr. Rosenberg – a licensed real estate broker and attorney – will focus on commercial brokerage and due diligence for investments at EVO. He ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Deals on ethics rules, reporting of sexual assaults wrap up Va. session
Washington PostFebruary 28, 2015

For weeks, the two chambers remained at odds over who would decide when an alleged sexual assault must be reported — law enforcement or a school official tasked with enforcing federal Title IX nondiscrimination law. On Friday, the chambers agreed that ...more »

Sports Law
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Lawyer Opens Up on Football Player's Case in Panel on Sports Law
Daily Report (registration)March 6, 2015

Speaking on a sports law panel Friday at the annual Georgia Bar Media and Judiciary Conference, Cornwell explained that Stallworth had been driving under the influence of alcohol and had fatally hit a pedestrian. What followed was "a tug of war" among ...more »

Top 5 tips for negotiating contracts
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 5, 2015

Whatever type of business you run, contracts are a necessary part of daily life. Whether you're looking to secure drilling rigs, outsource IT services or sell a range of bespoke hammocks, you should have a comprehensive agreement in place that clearly ...more »

Tax Court Rules That Being Accommodation Party In Tax Shelter Is Hard Work
ForbesMarch 20, 2015

Beer was in the investment business and managed to position himself and his company Bricolage into the center of the turn of the millennium tax shelter craze that Jack Townsend referred to as a massive raid on the treasury. ... The tax shelters shared ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense must work for its client; prosecution must work for the truth
Alaska Dispatch NewsFebruary 28, 2015

So, I was left with the option of silence or submitting a much shorter letter to the editor to counter criminal defense attorney McDannel's earlier longer format opinion piece suggesting defense attorneys were truth-divining engines. I chose the less ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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How Billionaires In London Use Secret Luxury Homes To Hide Assets
Financial Advisor MagazineMarch 2, 2015

Buying upscale homes in the U.K. through trust funds and overseas-based companies is popular among the rich as a way to minimize taxes and protect privacy. The practice also makes it difficult for law enforcement and the courts to establish whether ...more »

Recruitment industry needs to comply more with discrimination laws says Altmann
RecruiterMarch 11, 2015

An Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) investigation of the recruitment industry may be “ultimately required” if a voluntary, industry-led approach to stopping discrimination against older workers does not succeed. This was among the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Bob Sturm's 2015 NFL Draft profile: What I see in Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Dallas Morning News (blog)February 26, 2015

He is so quick and can turn on the jets in tight spaces and slam on the brakes in a way that will make you see some of his predecessors in the league that also may have been smaller types. But, he is not just an edge changeup guy. He runs the ball hard ...more »

Environmental Law
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Environment, business groups tout renewable energy jobs
14 News WFIE EvansvilleMarch 10, 2015

A Chicago-based environmental group has released a report on the economic impact of renewable energy in Illinois. Environmental Law & Policy Center officials said Monday that more than 400 Illinois companies are involved in the wind and solar energy ...more »

Workers Compensation
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EDITORIAL: Don't close workers' comp court in Lebanon
MyCentralJersey.comFebruary 26, 2015

Compared to all that, the proposed closing of a workers' compensation court in Lebanon Township seems like pretty small potatoes. Financially, it is — closing the court would save a grand total of about $160,000, plus some additional staff expenses ...more »

Family Law
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Challenge to ban on heterosexual civil partnerships to proceed
Family Law WeekFebruary 26, 2015

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