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5 Things to Know in Florida for July 3
Greenfield Daily ReporterJuly 3, 2015

The state agency says Dailey began instructing employees in 2009 to process more than $104,000 in petty cash transactions for email advertising at local Chamber of Commerce offices. Two years later, the agency says Dailey teamed up with 28-year-old ...more »

Dispensary owner begs on his knees before Medford council
Mail TribuneJuly 3, 2015

In May, Jackson County Circuit Judge Timothy Gerking found that the federal Controlled Substances Act, which bans marijuana and places it in the same category as heroin, trumps Oregon laws. The city of Medford's ordinance prohibits issuing a business ...more »

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Administrative Law
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6 months in, Buncombe sheriff reports few issues with body cams
Asheville Citizen-TimesJuly 3, 2015

Other law enforcement agencies around the country have been reporting similar declines in complaints against police since officers started attaching the cameras to the chest area of an officer's uniform. In a recent Cambridge University .... But Mayor ...more »

Health Care Law
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Editorial: Health care act stands but it could be taller
Poughkeepsie JournalJuly 5, 2015

Now that the Supreme Court has affirmed another vital aspect of the Affordable Care Act, federal officials should see the wisdom and imperative of improving this complex and important law. They shouldn't let this matter fester until after the 2016 ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Today In History July 5
Herald Times ReporterJuly 4, 2015

1948: Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect, providing publicly-financed medical and dental care. 1954: Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun ... Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 67. Rock star Huey Lewis is 65 ...more »

Immigration Law
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t supposed to be here': Father of boy killed by illegal immigrant - Fox News
Fox NewsJuly 8, 2015

Through his grief, Shaw became an advocate for enforcing immigration law, becoming a voice for all those whose loved ones have become the victims of criminals who Shaw believes should never have been in the U.S. Since Steinle's murder, more ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Woodlawn Phase II Drilling Continues to Deliver: 7.1m @ 40.6% ZnEq in Kate ...
MarketWatchJuly 6, 2015

... the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drill results and other geological data, environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Pojoaque Valley residents sue feds in road dispute with pueblo
Santa Fe New MexicanJuly 3, 2015

A dispute over who owns roads used to access private property adjacent to San Ildefonso Pueblo came to a head this week when a group of Pojoaque Valley residents filed a federal lawsuit to force a resolution. The group, called Northern New Mexicans ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Burford Capital Limited Given "Buy" Rating at N+1 Singer (BUR)
sleekmoneyJuly 6, 2015

The Company is a provider of investment capital and risk solutions with a focus on the litigation and arbitration sector and the provision of litigation expense insurance. The Company provides a range of corporate finance and insurance solutions to ...more »

Animal Law
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New Tennessee Law Allows People to Save Pets From Hot Cars - NBC News
NBCNews.comJuly 8, 2015

The law, which went into effect on July 1st, extends the states' good Samaritan law from including just kids, to pets too. It protects individuals from civil liability for any damages caused while trying to rescue a child or an animal in danger. ... KC ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Ford Software, Advanced Video, Nespresso: Intellectual Property
BloombergJuly 20, 2015

Ford sued Versata in February 2015 in Detroit federal court, seeking a judge's declaration that it wasn't infringing the Texas company's intellectual property rights. That case was under seal until the court in Michigan ordered Ford to file it publicly ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Middleton man held for larceny, fraud
Wicked Local North of BostonJuly 3, 2015

Ford was arrested by Massachusetts State Police Thursday morning at his home at 2 White Lane, Middleton, following a joint investigation by the Beverly Police Department and the Essex District Attorney's Office. Ford is charged with two counts of ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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University of Texas may need to answer this tough question to save affirmative...
Businessinsider IndiaJuly 9, 2015

While affirmative action's "critical mass" is not typically understood as a strict number or percentage, it appears the Supreme Court may be looking for something tangible in Fisher v. University of Texas, according to The New York Times. In addition ...more »

Paris Hilton may have known about plane-crash prank
Page SixJuly 3, 2015

Paris Hilton was in on the “crashing plane” stunt and could have raked in millions from her performance, according to a report. Footage emerged over the weekend showing Hilton screaming aboard a nose-diving airplane, revealed to be set up for an ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Country's worst landlord blames tenants for property convictions
The GuardianJuly 22, 2015

She believes that the string of court summons she has faced is partly due to the 2004 Housing Act, which enforces housing standards and empowers courts to crack down on rogue landlords. She cannot believe that a Conservative government, which she ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Ex-Clark County Sheriff Lamb dies at 88
Las Vegas Review-JournalJuly 3, 2015

In 1966 Roselli, previously a low-key operator, began throwing his weight around the Las Vegas Strip. Lamb sent him the instructions ... But Lamb himself gave much of the credit to the late John Moran, who was then Las Vegas chief of police, and would ...more »

Litigation
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Intellectual property litigation round-up – 06 July 2015
Lexology (registration)July 7, 2015

An Australian Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up from the Commonwealth Courts portal for 29 June to 3 July 2015. We advise our clients (whether as IP owners or as alleged infringers) and act for them in relation to patent litigation, trade mark ...more »

Business Law
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Your newspaper's future is in good hands
The Altamont EnterpriseJuly 3, 2015

We also have the expertise of our talented staff: our reporters — Jo E. Prout, Anne Hayden Harwood, and Elizabeth Floyd Mair; our photographer, Michael Koff; our illustrator, Carol Coogan; our graphic designer, Christine Ekstrom; our advertising...more »

Personal Injury
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New York City Personal Injury Attorneys Issue Warning about the New New York ...
PR Web (press release)July 18, 2015

A noted New York City personal injury law firm chides Governor Cuomo for his new New York fireworks law. The attorneys, speaking on behalf of Kaplan Lawyers PC, caution New Yorkers that when it comes to sparklers and TNT, there's more to state law than ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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@ISSUE: What was past century's most important discovery?
Asbury Park PressJuly 5, 2015

The list of transformational inventions and discoveries over the past 100 years is long. The transistor. Antibiotics. Nuclear fission. Television. The personal computer. Cellphones. Solar batteries. Optical fiber. The silicon chip. Email. The Internet...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Contributory Negligence Bars Legal Malpractice Negligence
The Legal IntelligencerJuly 16, 2015

Except in legal malpractice actions, that is. If a former client contributes in any way to the attorney's ultimate neglect, the legal malpractice action is barred. However, given the vastly different position between attorney and client (as opposed to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Draft NGO Law Reaches Constitutional Council for Review - Voa
VOA Khmer (English)July 28, 2015

The controversial draft law to regulate NGOs in Cambodia has reached the Constitutional Council, where it must be reviewed before it is signed into law. The National Assembly passed the draft earlier this month, and the Senate approved it last Friday ...more »

Real Estate Law
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What do words mean?
Waterbury Republican AmericanJuly 5, 2015

Laws against same-sex intimacy long have been invalidated as invasions of privacy, and there is little in marriage that same-sex couples have not been able to arrange through ordinary contract law. As a practical matter, the issue has been only whether ...more »

Consumer Protection
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NU president search violated law, Attorney General says
Lincoln Journal StarJuly 3, 2015

Responding to the attorney general's letter, Melissa Lee, the university's director of communications, said: "The presidential search process used by the university was intended to follow the letter and spirit of the law while ensuring the ...more »

Sports Law
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MLB Players Association Strikes Deal With Nutritional Supplement Company
ForbesJuly 13, 2015

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has entered into its first partnership with a nutritional supplement company. Its deal is with Klean Athlete, an NSF Certified for Sport line of 10 nutritional supplements that are marketed as being ...more »

The new United Arab Emirates Commercial Companies Law
Lexology (registration)July 3, 2015

Types of Companies: The new law reduces the number of commercial entities which can be formed in the UAE from seven to five, namely: limited partnership company, partnership company, limited liability company, private joint stock company and public ...more »

IRS Documents: Renegade Tax Agency Used Donor Lists to Steer Audits - Breitbart
Breitbart NewsJuly 28, 2015

The documents also show that IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the IRS. We forced these records out through a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Can A Police Officer Pull You Out Of Your Car? Dash Cam Footage Of Sandra ...
BustleJuly 24, 2015

On July 10, three days before she was pronounced dead in her Waller County Jail cell, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was pulled over by Texas Trooper Brian T. Encinia for allegedly failing to signal before changing lanes. The arrest was caught on tape by a ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal
Crain's Chicago BusinessJuly 3, 2015

(Bloomberg) — Aetna agreed to buy rival health insurer Humana, paying about $35 billion in cash and stock for the second-largest U.S. provider of private health plans for the elderly. Together, Aetna and Humana would have more than 33 million ...more »

Schaumburg girl's quinoa burger a winner in Michelle Obama's 'healthy lunch ...
Chicago Sun-TimesJuly 4, 2015

The U.S. and U.K. announced a partnership to raise money to help girls in nations hit by crisis and conflict. From a column by the first lady in FT.com: “I intend to use my remaining ... People, she said, “will make assumptions about who they think you ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Sue Grafton: By the Book
New York TimesJuly 16, 2015

The author of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries, including, most recently, “X,” has trouble passing up books about Anne Boleyn: “I keep hoping for a different ending. So far, no luck.” What books are on your night stand now? Are you a one-book-at-a-time ...more »

Environmental Law
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Restore Ohio wind-energy provisions that benefit local students: Jeff Snyder ...
cleveland.comJuly 5, 2015

The planned wind-energy development that this law has halted could have enabled us to provide even more services to our students, such as more educational programming, new infrastructure, and possibly providing funds back to our district residents in ...more »

Workers Compensation
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The workers comp story you don't hear - Quad-Cities Online: Viewpoints
Quad-Cities OnlineJuly 10, 2015

Bruce Rauner and his allies are holding the state budget hostage, putting the most vulnerable citizens of our state at risk, in an effort to re-engineer the state's workers' compensation system. They claim changes are necessary to boost the business ...more »

Family Law
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Housing and family law queries dominate calls to FLAC
Laois NationalistJuly 6, 2015

The Free Legal Advice Centre has said questions about housing, family law, and employment dominate inquires to the service. FLAC is today releasing its annual report for 2014. The report will be launched by the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald ...more »

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