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Corporation unveils by-law for waste management - The Hindu
The HinduJuly 30, 2016

The Kozhikode Municipal Corporation council on Friday discussed a new by-law for the management of plastic, solid, liquid and e-waste and passed a draft ...more »

Expert tells Billings seniors how to avoid financial fraud
Billings GazetteJuly 30, 2016

Investment fraud. Ward shared this example: A police officer who pulls your car over doesn't request your license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. She demands it, and when you produce it, she checks every police database she can for ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Fayetteville seeks to improve police, community relations with advisory council
Northwest Arkansas NewsJuly 31, 2016

"I think from that broad cross-section of people in the community we can get good feedback on what people are hearing, what people's concerns are," Tabor said. "I just think that's a ... Jordan said he can set up the board under his administrative ...more »

Family Law
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To Get $600K Sac'to Grant, City of Long Beach Said LBPD Lacks Diversity, Is Seeing Decreased Community Support ...
LBReport.comAugust 1, 2016

These dialogues will be facilitated and coordinated by community partner, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) particularly in the realm of increasing cultural competency." [BSCC, created by the state legislature ... The BSCC grant ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Strategic Leadership Challenges Confronting Black Lives Matters Movement
Huffington PostAugust 2, 2016

This is not say our leadership was "less effective," in the 1960s in achieving, for example, the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act or the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We are simply saying that it is important for today's elders to recognize that the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Hoppe receives President's Volunteer Service Award
Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)July 30, 2016

COLUMBUS — On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Ombudsman representatives from around the state gathered in Columbus to recognize and honor 25 volunteer Ombudsman Associates ...more »

Immigration Law
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Panic Mode: Khizr Khan Deletes Law Firm Website that Specialized in Muslim Immigration
Breitbart NewsAugust 2, 2016

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, has deleted his law firm's website from the Internet. This development is significant, as his ... The ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Mediation Gaining Prevalence in Mexico
Guardian Liberty VoiceJuly 30, 2016

The areas of conflict that can be addressed through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are far reaching. The areas of reform proposed by Nieto include, “civil, commercial, labor, family and other minor conflicts like neighborhood or school disputes.”.more »

Industrial Development Law
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Residents say proposed Morris Plains fragrance plant stinks
Daily RecordJuly 31, 2016

Mane representatives, including Michel Mane, attorney Steven Mairella and Mane Vice President for Human Resources Deborah E. Knighton -- among other Mane professionals assembled for the session -- tried to calm the crowd with assertions that their ...more »

Animal Law
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Man jailed in death of flamingo Pinky makes bail, faces up to 5 years
Tampabay.comAugust 10, 2016

On Sunday, Corrao, a 45-year-old Orlando man, posted $5,000 bail and walked out of Hillsborough County jail after spending five days behind bars on a charge of felony animal cruelty. That was too easy a walk, animal lovers complained, for someone with ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Piracy of Intellectual Property Rights Causes Significant Losses to Music Industry Each Year
Lexology (registration)August 9, 2016

A report published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) highlights the substantial losses to the recorded music industry caused by the piracy of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The study covered both types of IPR infringement ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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$45M deal settles suit on Lights cigarettes
Arkansas OnlineJuly 30, 2016

Plaintiffs in the suit had accused the cigarette company of running a misleading advertising campaign that deliberately duped consumers. Arkansas is the only state where Philip Morris has agreed to settle such litigation, Little Rock attorney Tom ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Police Hiring, As Covered By The WASHINGTON POST
VDARE.comAugust 2, 2016

In his piece on the Chandra Levy fiasco, Nicholas Stix quoted John Lott's 2000 work on affirmative action in police hiring, in which a 1989 drive to hire more black cops in DC led to hiring black criminals, and putting them in blue uniforms. The ones ...more »

Tuesday begins new chapter in Rockford News Tower history
Rockford Register StarAugust 2, 2016

There also were a dentist and a lawyer in the tower portion, and on the sixth floor was the publisher's apartment. Pretty nifty, too. With its downtown campus, RVC is upping its commitment to ... RVC's decision to greatly expand its aviation ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Living in older dwelling? Get children tested for lead exposure
St. Louis AmericanAugust 4, 2016

“That's determined primarily by the age of the housing stock and other environmental factors, so every child in St. Louis city is required to be tested every year,” Steiner explained, “but there's not a whole lot of an enforcement mechanism to that law ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Sielski: Theories aside, the Eagles need Wentz to be very good
Philly.comJuly 30, 2016

Hate to say it but only time will tell on Wentz. Personally, if I was in Howie's shoes, trading all those picks for some kid with a half dozen starts in the FCS, is pretty close to the last thing I'd do. His free agency and draft moves in 2011 alone ...more »

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Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)August 2, 2016

Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation. By Mike Wuerthele Tuesday, August 02, 2016, 11:33 am PT (02:33 pm ET). An agreement has been forged between Apple and the Kudelski group, with Apple paying to license a ...more »

Business Law
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Banks need to tackle web fraud | Money | The Guardian
The GuardianJuly 30, 2016

Losses from online crime are borne by customers but there are simple changes that could help protect them.more »

Personal Injury
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Seeking justice: Understanding personal injury cases
Coeur d'Alene PressJuly 31, 2016

“That case polarized the public and gave personal injury attorneys a bad reputation,” said Alycia Moss, an attorney with Palmer, Walsh & Taylor. “Yes, there are abuses and bad actors, but most people don't know the facts of the McDonald's case. The ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore (press release)August 2, 2016

Both leaders welcomed the commitment to expand bilateral cooperation to ensure the enforcement of this resolution, including on cargo inspections, shipping, and finance. The United States welcomed and offered full support of Singapore's commitment to ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Federal Court in Virginia Applies Broad Reading to “Arising Out Of” Language in Professional Liability Policy
Lexology (registration)August 3, 2016

A law firm's client sued the firm for legal malpractice for alleged errors in the firm's preparation of various patent applications. After a jury trial, the client was awarded damages. The firm's professional liability insurer conceded that its policy ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Put down that law school application: Part 2
The Boston GlobeAugust 3, 2016

Then, figure out what type of work you want to do long term: law firm, big company counsel, government, or nonprofit. If you want to be in a ... Don't let all the corporate lawyers sidetrack you into working at a firm if that's not what you want. Be ...more »

Real Estate Law
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B.C. foreign real estate buyer tax leaves Iranian man set to lose ...
CBC.caAugust 4, 2016

A Vancouver man waiting for his permanent resident status to be processed says he's facing thousands in unexpected costs because of a new real estate tax in ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Inappropriate Invention Assignments, Confidentiality And Non-Compete Agreements - Common Small Business Owner ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 5, 2016

By having such a written agreement, the employer is not forced to rely on state law or case law to try to obtain ownership of inventions and other intellectual property created by its employees. Likewise, by having appropriate confidentiality and non ...more »

Sports Law
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New York's New Fantasy Sports Law Creates Both Business Opportunities and Obstacles
ForbesAugust 10, 2016

(Disclosure: The author consults for a fantasy sports provider that is in current litigation against DraftKings). On August 3, 2016, New York became the eleventh state – and by far the most populous state – to enact law related to registering and ...more »

China's nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters
WRAL.comJuly 31, 2016

Russia's first floating commercial reactor, the Academician Lomonosov, is due to be delivered in 2018, but the project has suffered repeated delays. The Russians have yet to announce a commercial customer. ... CGN has signed a contract with China ...more »

Buffett lays into Trump, challenging him to release tax returns and comparing him to McCarthy
Kearney HubAugust 2, 2016

Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, which prompted Army attorney Joseph Welch to say to McCarthy during a congressional hearing, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” “And I ask Donald Trump, 'Have you no sense of decency, sir?' ” Buffett said ... Trump has ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Self-defense claimed in Portage murder trial
nwitimes.comAugust 1, 2016

Defense attorney Larry Rogers told jurors that Reichler fired a handgun in hopes of scaring off a Portage homeowner, who was striking him with a gun, threatening to kill him and attempting to drag him back to his house after he caught Reichler and two ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The Morning Ledger: A Quick CFO Exit Can Spell Trouble
Wall Street Journal (blog)August 2, 2016

The FAA said the license is subject to “certain terms and conditions” Virgin must meet before it can undertake commercial operations and “carry space flight participants.” Two more health co-ops sue over health law's risk-adjustment formula. New Mexico ...more »

Boss Gets Away With Discriminatory Remarks at Work
Sarasota Herald-TribuneAugust 1, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces discrimination laws under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... The type of employer (private company, state, local, or federal government agency, an employment agency, or a labor union ...more »

Wills & Probate
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A look at genealogy help at nearby Illinois libraries
Terre Haute Tribune StarAugust 11, 2016

Our secondary focus is genealogical materials from the migratory states into Illinois.” Materials include directories, histories, Sandborn fire maps, newspapers, vital records, deeds, wills, naturalization records, military records and Civil War ...more »

Environmental Law
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India's new reforestation law ignores indigenous people, analysts say
Business InsiderJuly 30, 2016

India's plans to develop infrastructure, mining and renewable energy threaten to force more of the most marginalized groups from their homes, widening inequality and fanning tensions, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) said this month.more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp rate drop to save West Virginia employers $36M
WSAZ-TVJuly 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the state will save employers $36 million through lower workers' compensation premiums. Tomblin said in a news release Friday that the savings result from a 12th reduction in workers' ...more »


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