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Opening Statements Portray Different Sides Of John Wiley Price
CBS DFWFebruary 28, 2017

The government says he never reported the money to the IRS or county. Price's attorney told the jury, “Price doesn't spend much money at all,” and that Nealy owned the land and cars, not Price. His lawyer also said it was preposterous and ludicrous ...more »

Orange County 911 dispatcher accused of passing forged prescription
Orlando SentinelFebruary 28, 2017

She had three disciplinary complaints in her nearly 10 years at the Sheriff's Office, records show: two for sleeping on duty, in 2008 and 2014, for which she got written reprimands; and one for mishandling a call about a possible kidnapping, for which ...more »

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Administrative Law
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US International Trade Commission Simultaneously Announces Reversal of ALJ's Dismissal of False Designation of ...
The National Law ReviewMarch 1, 2017

U.S. International Trade Commission Simultaneously Announces Reversal of ALJ's Dismissal of False Designation of Origin Claims and Schedules Oral Argument On Dismissal of Antitrust-Based Claims In Carbon And Alloy Steel Products ... law judge (as we ...more »

Health Care Law
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Conservative groups, lawmakers demanding 'full repeal' could derail health care rollback
Chicago TribuneMarch 3, 2017

... and more aggressive remake of the Affordable Care Act than many Republicans are comfortable with, raising questions about whether President Trump and the GOP are headed toward gridlock as they try to fulfill their promise to repeal the health-care law.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Independence task force speaks on Trump
The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)March 7, 2017

Trump has spoken favorably in the past for certain political actions that could benefit Guam, such as the repeal of the Jones Act, which places restrictions on maritime commerce for non-contiguous parts of the continental U.S.. If Trump were asked ...more »

Immigration Law
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New Jersey Sheriff's Office Seeks to Enforce Immigration Law
U.S. News & World ReportMarch 1, 2017

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey sheriff's office is seeking to enroll in a program so its officers can enforce immigration laws. The Press of Atlantic City ( ) obtained documents showing the Cape May County Sheriff's Office has ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Alevo's $251.5 million expansion is official
Independent TribuneFebruary 28, 2017

By law, JDIG projects must result in a net revenue inflow to the state treasury over the life of the award. For projects in Cabarrus and other Tier 3 counties, 25 percent of the eligible grant is directed to the state's Industrial Development Fund ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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FamilyCare Health suing OHA over rates, again
State of ReformMarch 1, 2017

OHA's refusal to participate in a transparent and meaningful dialogue continued during a recent Dispute Resolution process. In December of 2016, OHA signed a formal agreement with FamilyCare in which both parties agreed to exchange information ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Quadruples Size of ChicagoOffice With the Addition of 15 Baugh Dalton Attorneys
Lawfuel (blog)March 1, 2017

(March 1, 2017, Chicago, IL) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, today announced that it is quadrupling the size of its Chicago office with the addition of 15 attorneys from Chicago-based Baugh Dalton LLC, a boutique ...more »

Animal Law
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Washington lawmakers back protections for guide dogs, new penalties for inhumanely tethering dogs
The Spokesman-ReviewMarch 1, 2017

The Senate unanimously approved a bill that creates penalties for people who inhumanely tether a dog, and leave it without water, the ability to turn around or adequate shelter. Inhumane tethering could result in the same penalties as other animal ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Greenberg Gross LLP Adds Renowned Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer David M. Stein
Yahoo FinanceMarch 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 7, 2017) - Greenberg Gross LLP, an elite law firm that specializes in high-stakes business litigation, today announced that intellectual property and complex commercial litigation attorney David M. Stein has joined ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Trump administration drops Texas voter ID claim
Houston ChronicleFebruary 28, 2017

The about-face came on the eve of Tuesday's scheduled hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi. It also came a week after the U.S. Justice Department and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had asked for a delay ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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A Different Bargain on Race
New York TimesMarch 5, 2017

At the other end you have the fears of those white Trump voters who feel like the new liberalism offers affirmative action for everyone but them, allowing immigrants and minorities to “cut the line” (to borrow an image from Arlie Russell Hochschild's ...more »

Small plane crashes into Riverside home
KABC-TVFebruary 28, 2017

Fire crews worked to put out the flames and save anyone inside a home after a plane crashed into it in Riverside on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (KABC). KABC. By staff. Monday, February 27, 2017 05:15PM. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) --. A small plane ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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State, local officials huddle during legislative halftime
Great Falls TribuneMarch 3, 2017

The meeting touched on several issues, such tax increment fund districts, a special election, infrastructure and how a slate of landlord-tenant bills could mean more work for law enforcement. The lawmakers were in town during the Legislature's ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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WVU law students learn by doing, giving thousands of hours in free services
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)March 5, 2017

Russell and her clinic partner assisted an adoption for an individual who had survived what easily could have been a fatal medical condition, “(and) she felt like the only reason she lived through it was to have an opportunity to adopt a child.” “It ...more »

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PTO Litigation Report – March 2, 2017
The National Law ReviewMarch 2, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO. This listing is current as of 11 ...more »

Business Law
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Term Sheets For Startups - Why Term Sheets Change Everything [VIDEO]
The National Law ReviewMarch 1, 2017

The choice of a lawyer or other professional is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Economic Impact: Increased military spending could benefit Virginia's economy
Richmond.comMarch 6, 2017

Virginia stands to receive more benefit than any other state in the country under the president's plan to increase military spending. In President Trump's address to Congress last week, his plan “calls for one of the largest increases in national ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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State AG arrests Trevorton man for child pornography
Sunbury Daily ItemFebruary 28, 2017

Michael Paul Waraksa Jr., 30, was arrested by agents of the attorney general's office Monday night after agents said Waraksa was using a computer at a relative's house to download the pornography. Investigations detailed the websites visited and after ...more »

Personal Injury
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BREAKING: 1 killed in crash on I-75 in Cobb
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMarch 3, 2017

Story Highlights; The accident blocked an exit ramp to Chastain Road for nearly three hours. One person was killed early Friday in a single-car crash on I-75 North in Cobb County, police said. The accident, which happened about 4:30 a.m., blocked an ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional sunshine
Sonoma WestMarch 7, 2017

Just two weeks ago, this newspaper group was forced to evoke freedom of information and public meeting access rights to a city council and a health care district. And it is good to remember that sunshine laws are for all citizens and not just journalists.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Former Dyadic executive blames firm's meltdown on CEO, lawless subsidiary
Florida RecordFebruary 28, 2017

Wayne Moor, the former Dyadic International executive, told jurors in the Greenberg Traurig legal malpractice trial that no employee at Dyadic's Hong Kong subsidiary, Puridet, could be trusted as he investigated allegations of fraudulent financial ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Legal Expert (Tazewell County)
Southwest Virginia TodayMarch 1, 2017

Have you or someone in your family ever purchased goods or services from a business, such as a vehicle, appliance or home repairs, and later discovered you had been deceived? If so, you may be entitled to seek protection under the Virginia Consumer ...more »

Real Estate Law
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How Will Trump's Proposed Tax Plan Impact Real Estate?
Seeking AlphaMarch 6, 2017

President Donald Trump has made most of his wealth in commercial real estate, and it seems logical that he would structure tax laws to favor property investors, especially Average Joe. It appears that President Donald Trump will soon pass new tax ...more »

City to consider watercraft advisory amendment
Mohave Valley NewsMarch 21, 2017

Any operator subject to a rental contract who fails to produce the advisory upon request by law enforcement, or who operates a watercraft while not properly listed on the advisory, is subject to a civil violation with a fine of $25, plus applicable ...more »

Sports Law
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Judge blocks Louisiana law that kept refugee from marrying
KAKEMarch 23, 2017

U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle of New Orleans blocked enforcement of that law Wednesday. And the legislation's sponsor later said she's drafting changes to make sure foreign-born, legal residents can get a waiver to the birth certificate requirement.more »

Criminal Defense
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Kim Gardner Is St. Louis' First Black Circuit Attorney. That Matters — And She's Just Getting Started
Riverfront TimesMarch 1, 2017

Llewellyn spent much of the last seventeen years as a public defender in St. Louis, representing suspected criminals in cases that directly pitted her against the circuit attorney's prosecutors. In January, however, the Bronx-born lawyer joined Gardner ...more »

Pence jokes with 'enemy of the people' at Gridiron Dinner
WPXI PittsburghMarch 6, 2017

Denise Grab, a lawyer with New York University Law School's Institute for Policy Integrity, said Gorsuch has a "mixed bag" of rulings related to public lands and the environment, yet seems "unusually eager to throw roadblocks in the way of public ...more »

Manor Care Elder Abuse Claim Revived By Calif. Court
Law360 (subscription)March 20, 2017

Law360, San Francisco (March 20, 2017, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday revived an elder abuse claim in a wrongful death suit against HCR Manor Care Inc., finding the patient's estate had adequately alleged the nursing facility ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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What Is The Difference Between California Estate Planning And Elder Law?
KHTS RadioMarch 13, 2017

M.T., of Kaiden Elder Law Group is a Santa Clarita elder law attorney whose services cover estate planning, elder care law and the post-death administration of estates. The practice narrowed its focus to these three areas long ago in order to provide ...more »

Environmental Law
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Dayton administration pushes ambitious renewable energy mandate
Southernminn.comMarch 1, 2017

Steve Vietor, who leads the renewable energy program at Riverland Community College in Albert Lea, points out the college's wind turbine to MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith during a tour on Monday. (Elizabeth Dunbar/MPR ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Rhodda & Co install new case management system Hoowla
Legal FuturesFebruary 28, 2017

A modern firm with a focus on offering clients a friendly, personal and professional service, Rhodda & Co specialise in wills and probate and conveyancing within the local area and beyond. We asked them a few questions about why they picked Hoowla.more »

Family Law
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Meet two dysfunctional families in sitcoms 'The Family Law' and 'The Goldbergs' on Comedy Central
The Sun DailyMarch 9, 2017

The Family Law is a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of teenager Benjamin, as he navigates growing up amidst the chaos of his hilarious and heart-warming family. It premieres on 14 March, Tuesdays at 8.20pm (TH/WIB), 9.20pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Business owner charged with forging workers compensation insurance diocuments
Scranton Times-TribuneMarch 2, 2017

SCRANTON — The owner of a cleaning/janitorial company is charged with forging workers compensation insurance documents. Herbert McKingley, 35, 427 Joanne Ct., Bartonsville, owns Service Boss — a janitorial contractor that entered into a contract with ...more »


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