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Ask Ken: A collector's letter isn't evidence of a debt
The Sheboygan PressJuly 27, 2014

By law, once a collection agency receives your notification, they are permitted to contact you again only to tell you there will be no further contact or to let you know that the collection agency or the creditor intends to take a specific action, like ...more »

Patrick's People — Area welcomes Revs. Chambers
Pittsburg Morning SunJuly 27, 2014

Wade, who served as District Attorney of Dallas from 1951 to 1987, participated in two of the most notable U.S. court cases of the 20th century. These were the ... Chambers and his wife are both certified fire chaplains, and he said he hopes to be able ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Anti-Arbitration Provision and Dodd-Frank Act
New York Law Journal (registration)July 28, 2014

The meaning and scope of the identical anti-arbitration provision enacted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank)1 amendments to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)2 and the Commodities Exchange Act ...more »

Health Care Law
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Florida Leads In Tightening Healthcare Data Security Laws
Business Solutions MagazineJuly 29, 2014

The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA), is garnering attention, not just because of its state of origin, but also because the details of the law make some interesting changes in terms of what's protected and who the law applies to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Jaguars RB Gerhart 'ready to carry the load'
Winona Daily NewsJuly 27, 2014

Although the Jaguars want to get second-year player Denard Robinson and journeyman Jordan Todman involved in the ground game, they plan to keep Gerhart as involved as his predecessor, Maurice Jones-Drew. The Jaguars parted ways with Jones-Drew after ...more »

Immigration Law
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3Qs: What's next on immigration reform?
News@NortheasternJuly 29, 2014

President Barack Obama has called the issue a “humanitarian situation.” It's also a situation that has major political implications ahead of the U.S. midterm elections this fall. Here, Rachel Rosenbloom, an immigration policy expert and associate ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Who's News: Catalpa Health adds four providers
Appleton Post CrescentJuly 27, 2014

Vanevenhoven's practice will focus on estate planning, asset protection, elder law, real estate and business law. Vanevenhoven, who grew up in the Wrightstown area, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in political science.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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FTC Gives Wireless Industry Suggestions On How To Not Be Bill-Cramming Jerks
The ConsumeristJuly 29, 2014

Creating an effective process for resolving disputes: Mobile carriers should create an effective dispute resolution process that gives clear information to consumers about how to dispute suspicious charges and seek refunds for unauthorized charges. The ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Christian & Small Partner Elected to the Board of Directors of the Alabama ...
Insurance News NetJuly 28, 2014

She dedicates her practice to civil trial work and arbitration, focusing on complex commercial and insurance litigation, and handles a variety of product liability litigation as national, regional or local counsel. Her trial experience includes a wide ...more »

Animal Law
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Forks drafts new animal-control ordinance in response to dog sanctuary flap ...
Peninsula DailyJuly 29, 2014

City officials began considering such an ordinance when allegations of abuse and neglect at the now-defunct Olympic Animal Sanctuary, operated by Steve Markwell, were brought to the city, said Rod Fleck, city attorney. ... dogs in heat, penalties for ...more »

Intellectual Property
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'Gov't Committed to Intellectual Property Protection'
AllAfrica.comAugust 12, 2014

The meeting that also discussed 'Protection and Utilisation of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore', was organised by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) in collaboration with the government ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Rosetta Genomics Announces Next-Generation Sequencing Research ...
CNNMoneyJuly 29, 2014

Rosetta Mesothelioma Test™ diagnoses mesothelioma, a cancer connected to asbestos exposure. The Rosetta ... sequencing libraries or computational methods required for data analysis and Rosetta's development of personalized medicine products and ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Woman Appeals Ruling on Texas Affirmative Action
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthJuly 30, 2014

Attorneys for a woman is renewing her appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions. Abigail Fisher's attorneys filed their appeal Tuesday with the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of ...more »

Onyema: Jonathan Administration Has Tried for Aviation Industry
THISDAY LiveAugust 3, 2014

An accomplished businessman, Onyema recently ventured into the aviation industry by floating an airline named Air Peace, which has already acquired seven airplanes for scheduled and chartered local flights. In this interview with some editors in Lagos ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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In Falls Church, Eden Center tenants sue landlord, say mall crumbling around ...
Washington PostAugust 21, 2014

The once bustling Eden Center in Falls Church has long been an economic and cultural haven for the Washington area's estimated 70,000 Vietnamese Americans, and it is believed to be the largest Vietnamese commercial center on the East Coast. .... Eden ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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No easy answers exist for proper use of background checks
Tallahassee.comJuly 27, 2014

That can pose a major challenge when applying for a job, even if many of those individuals were arrested but never convicted or only convicted of a non-violent crime. Today, negative financial records – bankruptcy filings or substantial debts – may ...more »

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Litigation Claimants Get A Second Chance In Bankruptcy Appeal
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 28, 2014

On June 17, 2014, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals1 vacated a District Court's dismissal order and resuscitated a bankruptcy appeal brought by a group of litigation creditors seeking recourse against the debtors post ...more »

Business Law
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Lawyer wants consumer commission to require escape latches on hurricane ...
Greenfield Daily ReporterJuly 27, 2014

Williams filed in circuit court in Orlando to block a subpoena from the Attorney General for records from Smith. He said the office is suggesting Smith is conducting misleading advertising by claiming his coverings are as good as bolted-on panels.more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Bulletin: Other News
Eversheds Press Office (press release)August 20, 2014

6) Rules 2014. The Ministry of Justice has published amendments to the civil procedure rules, which will come into force on 1 October 2014. The rules will bring in some of the recent Government proposals aimed at tackling fraudulent personal injury claims.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Canada Welcomes Crimebusting Supercomputer
HPCwire (blog)July 28, 2014

Due to the nature of this undertaking, the supercomputer lab will be built in a secure environment in a locked cage in an underground building at the university and will not be connected to the Internet or any outside computers for that matter. The ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Tobacco Co. Says Claims Timely In Fredrikson Malpractice Row
Law360 (subscription)July 31, 2014

... 7:38 PM ET) -- A former Fredrikson & Byron PA client told a Minnesota federal court Wednesday that its malpractice claims against the firm over a failed cigarette trademark application for are not time-barred, hitting back at the law firm's bid to ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Uganda Anti-Gay Law Overturned by Constitutional Court: Report
Newsmax.comAugust 1, 2014

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Overturned by Constitutional Court: Report. Image: Uganda Anti-Gay Law Overturned by Constitutional Court: Report A gay rights activist protest outside the constitutional court in Kampala. (Isaac Kasmani/AFP/Getty Images). Friday ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real Property Post Death Transfers New Tiered Legal Service by Mark W. Bidwell
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)July 30, 2014

The options for post-death transfers of real estate under California law depend on ownership and market value. Mark W. Bidwell, an attorney licensed in California, offers new four-tiered legal service for real property ownership transfer due to a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Who Answers Your Phone?
Above the LawAugust 4, 2014

She's also authored a bunch of books on topics like starting a law practice, social media, and 21st century lawyer representation agreements (affiliate links). If you're really that interested in learning more about Carolyn, just Google her. The ...more »

Sports Law
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Legal uncertainty over remote gambling advertising puts lucrative British ...
Out-Law.comJuly 29, 2014

However the Commission considers that the position on non-remote advertising is arguable both in terms of the law and the facts of any particular case." "The Commission also notes that blocking technology is not 100% reliable and that it is possible ...more »

South Sudan: S. Sudan Rejects Call for Suspension of New Oil Contracts
AllAfrica.comJuly 29, 2014

"I want to reassure you that South Sudan remains committed to the transparency obligations of the petroleum Law as cited in the Global Witness report. It is a matter of extreme importance, to the benefits of the citizens of South Sudan, that the ...more »

July 2014 Corporate Alert
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 29, 2014

Under the law, a "commercial entity" may be any corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, association, organization, joint venture, or other legal entity ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Law Offices of Bartholomew Baffuto Offers Best Criminal Defense by New Jersey ...
DigitalJournal.comJuly 31, 2014

The Law Offices of Bartholomew Baffuto enables clients to get help from a top criminal attorney in NJ. Neptune City, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/31/2014 -- The Law Offices of Bartholomew Baffuto enables clients to get help from a top criminal attorney in NJ ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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New York State proposes "BitLicenses" and comprehensive rules for virtual ...
Lexology (registration)July 27, 2014

In February 2014, Mt. Gox, the then leading Bitcoin exchange responsible for more than 70% of all Bitcoin exchange volume, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan. In the following month, Mt. Gox filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the United States.more »

Elder Law Tidbits: A variety of tidbits on a variety of subjects
Ruidoso NewsJuly 31, 2014

DAYCARE TIDBIT: The Alzheimer's Association has an office in Roswell and has many benefits available to those who care for a loved one suffering from dementia: locator bracelets, respite vouchers for a day off, support groups, literature and resources.more »

Wills & Probate
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Estate Planning Update - Latest Developments In Wills And Succession Planning
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 29, 2014

Fay Copeland and Caroline Cook round up the latest developments in will writing, same-sex marriage and succession rights. Material possessions such as jewellery, cars and houses are usually at the forefront of people's minds when drafting a will, but ...more »

Environmental Law
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UPDATE 1-EDF's Edison, Italy's F2i agree to form renewable energy firm-source
ReutersJuly 29, 2014

Under Italian law, power produced from renewable energy has dispatching priority to the national grid, guaranteeing the power is sold. Erg became Italy's biggest player in renewables last year when it bought 80 percent of IP Maestrale from GDF Suez in ...more »

Workers Compensation
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York Springs man charged with Workers' Comp fraud
FOX43.comAugust 1, 2014

A York Springs man is charged with fraud after authorities say he lied on his workers' compensation claims. Robert Fowler, 60, has been receiving workers' compensation benefits since 1999, when he was injured on the job at the Defense Industrial Plant ...more »

Family Law
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Council's policy on families with no recourse to public funds is unlawful
Family Law WeekJuly 28, 2014

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