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Denver honors city's gay rights role, denounces “bathroom bills”
The Denver PostJune 1, 2016

Denver City Council LGBT proclamation Darlene Ebert, who as an assistant city attorney helped draft and then defend Denver's protections for lesbians and gays in the early 1990s, was among figures from that period who spoke about a Denver City Council ...more »

Guardianship program to serve county
thepaper24-7.comJune 1, 2016

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly provided funding to establish the Adult Guardianship Office under the Indiana Supreme Court's Division of State Court Administration. The VASIA (Volunteer Advocates for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults) Fund was ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Second Circuit Rejects Tilton's Challenge to SEC Hearings
Bloomberg BNAJune 2, 2016

The D.C. Circuit (189 SLD 189, 9/30/15) and Seventh Circuit (164 SLD, 8/25/15) have reached similar conclusions, ruling that respondents must wait until they get an adverse ruling by both an administrative law judge and the full commission before ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health insurance premium hikes proposed
9NEWS.comJune 7, 2016

“When the president rammed his partisan health care law through Congress, he repeatedly promised the American people 'if you like your plan, you can keep it,'” Sen. Gardner said in a statement. “President Obama and those that supported this partisan ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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From the Queen Mary to the Cemetery: Operas In Unconventional Spaces
KCETJune 3, 2016

... far-flung places, including a 2014 staging of “Tosca,” set in three different locations of St. James United Methodist Church in Pasadena, and a 2015 mounting of “Falstaff” atop Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, with Act III performed under an ...more »

Immigration Law
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President Obama's Mixed Legacy on Immigration
Cato InstituteJune 6, 2016

President Obama has a mixed record on immigration. On one hand, he is the most stringent enforcer of immigration laws in American history — far outstripping the deportation numbers of the George W. Bush and earlier administrations. On the other hand ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Maharashtra land row: After kin's deal, Eknath Khadse played Minister, hiked rates
The Indian ExpressJune 2, 2016

A MONTH after his wife, Mandakini, and son-in-law, Girish Chaudhari, made an initial payment for purchase of the three-acre land in Bhosari, near Pune, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse held a meeting where he ordered that the land owner ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Between rock and responsibility
OpenCanadaJune 3, 2016

More frequently, companies find themselves in conflict with activists trying to stop mining projects from moving forward or mitigate adverse consequences on human and natural environments. From Barrick's challenged efforts .... He also made a point of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Federal lawsuit: Hospital chain drove up costs by reducing competition
Charlotte ObserverJune 9, 2016

Patients in the Charlotte region face higher health care costs and fewer choices because of efforts by the state's largest hospital chain to prevent competition, the U.S. Justice Department and the N.C. Attorney General's office contend in a newly ...more »

Animal Law
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Who's responsible for Harambe's death? animal rights activists ask
Metro.usJune 1, 2016

As outrage built since last weekend's killing of an endangered gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child breached the animal's enclosure, talk among animal rights activists turned to who bore responsibility and how to prevent a similar tragedy ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Canada: Trademark Decisions - Partial Success on a Motion to Strike Pleadings (Intellectual Property Weekly ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 23, 2016

Similarly, the Court held that the intellectual property aspect was missing from a claim pursuant to s. 7(d) of the Trade-marks Act. This was held to be a necessary element. Thus the paragraph was struck with leave to amend. However, further paragraphs ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Huntington Beach school district 'over' Rainbow trash hauler
OCRegisterJune 2, 2016

In subsequent years, the number has been lower when schools were closed because of asbestos issues. ... The school district also has an ongoing lawsuit against the trash-hauler for what it says are detrimental effects on students from the waste facility.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quick affirmative action
Calcutta TelegraphJune 1, 2016

Quick affirmative action. - Aambagan grounds free of rogue parking. Animesh Bisoee. BIG CASH DETERRENT: RS 20000 SLAPPED AS FINE FOR EACH VEHICLE SEIZED. A car and an SUV being towed away during the anti-encroachment drive at ...more »

MH17 investigation report just months away
The Sydney Morning HeraldJune 3, 2016

"We are suing them for negligence because they failed to take seriously the warnings of the possible dangers that they may have faced," the families' lawyer, Balan Nair, said. In the lawsuit, which Mr Balan said he believed to be ... "We would like to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New tough measures to net landlords By Moses Michira
The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog)June 9, 2016

Treasury CS Henry Rotich is joined by MPs as he hold a briefcase after his budget day speech at Parliament on Wednesday 08/06/16. [PHOTO:BONIFACE OKENDO/Standard]. Landlords could find it nearly impossible to dodge the taxman after new measures ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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School 'donor' a serial scammer who once posed as a Yankee
New York PostJune 4, 2016

In 2003, he was charged with filing a false instrument for pretending to be a lawyer in Manhattan Housing Court, police records show. In 2004, he was ... He was also charged with forgery that year for writing a bad check to a federal credit union ...more »

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Litigation, road trips and investor woes: A struggling Blacksburg startup's fight to stay alive
Roanoke TimesJune 3, 2016

VirtualU co-founders, Louis Cirillo, left, and Caroline Pugh, right, discuss their company's development. Pugh has since left the company and Cirillo is in California trying to keep it alive. Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016 5:04 pm. Litigation, road trips ...more »

Business Law
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Arizona Attorney General's Office shuts down grant-funding training business
azcentral.comJune 2, 2016

The shutdown comes after a consumer-fraud investigation by the Attorney General's Office uncovered evidence of false and deceptive promises about “grant-funding training” and social-media advertising, the office said in a statement released Thursday.more »

Personal Injury
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N.J. Legislators Introduce Asbestos Personal Injury Trust Disclosure Bill
HarrisMartin PublishingJune 15, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. –– New Jersey is the latest state to introduce asbestos personal injury trust disclosure legislation, with a bill now pending in the Assembly Judiciary Committee of New Jersey. The legislation –– introduced to the State of New Jersey ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Ex-GREDA boss jailed 2yrs over SIM box fraud
GhanaWebJune 9, 2016

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Real Estates Developers Association(GREDA), Dr. Alex Tweneboah, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for engaging in SIM box fraud. The court further ordered him to pay a penalty of GHC24,000.more »

Professional Malpractice
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What is The Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Actions in West Virginia?
The National Law ReviewJune 3, 2016

The Court held that the tolling provisions of the general disability savings statute apply to a medical malpractice cause of action brought by a personal representative, reversing the circuit court's ruling which applied the West Virginia Medical ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Ken Starr's Embarrassing ESPN Interview — How Can He Still Teach Law?
Above the LawJune 2, 2016

But while the sports media chatters about Starr's efforts to implode on basic cable, the legally themed side conversation remains: How is he still teaching at the law school? Starr is the Louise L. Morrison Chair of Constitutional Law, which one would ...more »

Real Estate Law
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On The Move
Albany Times UnionJune 19, 2016

Christopher Priore joined the Albany office as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice. Priore has experience in the areas of commercial litigation and commercial real estate development and leasing, representing non-institutional mortgage ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The rules of the game have changed: we should embrace the sharing economy 5, 2016

The commission told Europe's national governments in no uncertain terms to lay off the sharing economy, and attacked the “patchwork” of current rules in some states that “creates uncertainty for traditional operators, new services providers and ...more »

Sports Law
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'Law & Order' director gets probation on child porn charges
KAKEJune 28, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A television director with credits on "Law & Order" and other shows has been sentenced in New York to 10 years' probation on child pornography charges. Jace Alexander was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to promoting ...more »

GC2B: With innovation, simplicity is key
The Lawyer (registration)June 5, 2016

Jagjit Singh Nazran, head of legal and company secretary, Santander Asset Management UK: In our view there was no choice but to innovate against the cost structure we confronted. We're not going to increase headcount. The major M&A transaction I ...more »

Indicted investor waives potential conflict posed by his BigLaw lawyers' grand jury appearance
ABA JournalJune 9, 2016

The lawyers prepared a “tax protest letter” that challenged determinations made by an IRS auditor, prosecutors said in a court filing. The indictment alleges that Zukerman lied about the sale of the oil company in an initial phone interview with the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Press Release: The Best Criminal Defense Lawyers Are The Best Immigration/Deportation Defense Lawyers
Let Me Know About ThisJune 2, 2016

New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer Rahul Manchanda of Manchanda Law Office PLLC located at 30 Wall Street, 8th Floor, New York NY 10005, telephone number (212) 968-8600 and toll-free at (855) 207-7660 is hands down one of the best criminal ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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An attorney poses a shady question about a neighbor's tree
Houston ChronicleJune 3, 2016

A: The city of Houston has a handful of tree protection ordinances. ... Of course, if there are assets the beneficiary wants to claim, such as money in a bank account or stocks in a brokerage account, it may be better to get the probate started sooner ...more »

Hiring Requires Choices and Not Every Choice Is 'Discrimination'
EntrepreneurJune 16, 2016

... applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person's sex.” The EEOC says that age discrimination “involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) less favorably because of his or her age.” Maybe these two managers were breaking the law.more »

Wills & Probate
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I'm retiring, now what?
AL.comJune 15, 2016

Are you a legal fiduciary? A fiduciary must place your interest ahead of their own interest. The Department of Labor has passed a rule that would make all advisors legal fiduciaries beginning in 2017. What's your investment approach for me? It should ...more »

Environmental Law
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Berlin makes breakthrough with state governments in renewable energy reforms
Deutsche WelleJune 1, 2016

Premier ministers of Germany's 16 states met in the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday evening to discuss the planned reform of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). Speaking to reporters early on Wednesday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Businesses Gird For Workers Comp Rate Hike
WFSUJune 2, 2016

Workers compensation is the health insurance program that pays for on-the-job injuries. The rate request was prompted by a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling invalidating the system's method for compensating attorneys. If Florida's Office of Insurance ...more »

Family Law
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Children in Care Missing out on Advocacy Services
Family Law WeekJune 6, 2016

The report highlights the importance of an independent advocate to ensure that the views and wishes of children in care who don't have their family to offer help and guidance, are communicated clearly and taken into account. The report also emphasises ...more »


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