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Former Trooper Charged With Embezzlement; Attorneys Say Tampering With Evidence Can Impact Cases
9&10 NewsNovember 9, 2016

“We all know at a crime scene we're not going to walk up and grab the bloody knife, because you have to preserve the integrity of evidence,” says Patrick Cherry, criminal defense attorney. Defense attorney, Patrick Cherry says that from a crime scene ...more »

Win or lose, here's what you need to know about legalization
The Leaf OnlineNovember 9, 2016

No matter the outcome of these ballot initiatives, 2016 will be the most significant year in marijuana policy since President Richard M. Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act into law over 45 years ago.[if !supportFootnotes][2][endif] Following ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Nasser Pirasteh sculpture to come down this week
La Jolla LightNovember 9, 2016

Two hearings were held for both the artist and the City to state their cases before administrative hearing officer James Queenan, who eventually ruled the piece a structure that needed to be moved. The Pirastehs were given an early November deadline to ...more »

Immigration Law
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Here's What Will Happen to the Economy If Trump Keeps His Promises
FortuneNovember 9, 2016

Trump's charged rhetoric about undocumented workers—he famously labeled them predominantly rapists and drug dealers in the June 2015 speech kicking off his bid—and his promise to deport them en masse and build a border wall to keep them out ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Bathroom Backlash Sinks North Carolina Governor
Mother JonesNovember 9, 2016

The widely ridiculed law—which made it harder for people to sue for employment discrimination and famously required transgender people to use the public bathroom corresponding to their biological sex—cost the state millions of dollars in lost ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Republican Mary Beth Walsh succeeds Tedisco in Assembly
The Daily GazetteNovember 9, 2016

Both candidates are family law attorneys, but Walsh also brought significant experience in local government to the table. Walsh spent eight years on the Ballston Town Board and is a former assistant Saratoga ... Walsh served on the Ballston Town Board ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property: The key to sustainable business
BusinessDayNovember 10, 2016

The concept of intellectual property is overlooked as a crucial element to the core business strategy and this is due to the fact that intellectual property is a term often used within a business context but not one that is fully understood. In order ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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The Latest: US Rep. Walter Jones Jr. wins re-election
The RepublicNovember 9, 2016

The Raleigh attorney and former federal prosecutor defeated Democrat John McNeill, a military veteran and law firm and mediation service owner. Holding had been representing the 13th District since 2013, but North Carolina congressional maps redrawn ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Donald Trump's victory has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court
Chicago TribuneNovember 9, 2016

The political earthquake that hit Tuesday night has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court, swallowing up Judge Merrick Garland's ill-fated nomination and dismantling Democratic hopes for a liberal majority on the high court for the first time in ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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TKOYM: Improving your credit score
KARENovember 10, 2016

Millennials looking to take out an auto loan or qualify for a home mortgage need to have good credit but many of them are choosing not to build their credit score through credit cards. While a majority of older Americans own a credit card, a Bankrate ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Why China's Live-Streaming Revolution Won't Spur a Political Revolution
Slate MagazineNovember 11, 2016

Live streaming may still be struggling to take off in the United States, but it has become one of the hottest trends in China. Currently, about 46 percent of China's 710 million internet users watch young people, mostly girls, sing, dance, and eat ...more »

Business Law
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PM suggests privileged banking conditions for law-abiding taxpayers
Armenpress.amNovember 10, 2016

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 10, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan suggested Central Bank President Arthur Javadyan to engage in discussions with trading banks on the issue of providing privileges to law-abiding taxpayers. According to the PM, ...more »

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INVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Endo International plc and ...
Yahoo SportsNovember 10, 2016

Goldberg Law PC, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Endo International plc (“Endo” or the “Company”) (ENDP). Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Endo shares between September ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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A birthday salute to Louis Brandeis
Constitution Daily (blog)November 13, 2016

From Brandeis briefs to the right to privacy to a focus on pro bono work, Justice Brandeis shaped the development of both law and the legal profession, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures to ever serve on the Supreme Court ...more »

Personal Injury
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Kingsport man killed in crash of stolen car
Kingsport Times NewsNovember 10, 2016

The VSP reported Thursday Master Trooper R.A. Owens responded at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday to a single vehicle crash on Wagner Road, less than a mile west of State Route 641. A 1985 Nissan 300ZX was traveling west on Wagner Road when it ran off the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Forgotten Credit Card Perks That Could Save You Money News (blog)November 9, 2016

Credit card companies love to publicize their huge signup bonuses and the rewards that consumers can earn when they use their card. These are the perks that can drive people to opt for one card over another. What you don't hear are all the other ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Charleston's Barnwell Whaley ranks among US News' 'best law firms'
Palmetto Business DailyNovember 9, 2016

Specializing in complex litigation, the firm focuses on civil litigation defense; patents, trademarks and intellectual property; professional malpractice and product liability defense; construction, business and corporate law, and immigration. Barnwell ...more »

Recent Dispute Between Teaming Partners Teaches Lessons About Drafting Protest Provisions In Teaming Agreements
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 9, 2016

A Florida federal court has ruled that a teaming agreement for a government contract did not compel an unsuccessful prime contractor to protest a lost award, despite the demand by its subcontractor teaming partner. TYR Tactical, LLC v. Protective ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Law on real estate will spell relief for home buyers | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
NYOOOZNovember 14, 2016

Summary: The latest law on real estate will go a long way in solving the problems of the common buyers of property. People should check the authenticity of real estate developers and scrutinise their promotional claims, rather than believing the hearsay.more »

Criminal Defense
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Tax and White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin F. Sweeney Speaks at ABA National Institute on Criminal Tax ...
Satellite PR News (press release)November 10, 2016

Presented by the American Bar Association Taxation and Criminal Justice Sections, the weekend's programming will focus on tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax prosecutions and defense. The presenters will include high-level government ...more »

Sports Law
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Marist protests HB2 law by wearing rainbow-colored socks at Duke
Yahoo SportsNovember 12, 2016

Since the passage of the law last March, many college and professional sports leaders have condemned it. The NBA yanked the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte. NCAA officials relocated all seven championship events previously awarded to North ...more »

Elder Care: Showing appreciation for veterans on Veterans Day
Carlisle SentinelNovember 10, 2016

Jessica Greene is a certified elder law attorney at Keystone Elder Law P.C. in Upper Allen Township, and is a VA accredited attorney. Keystone's office can be reached at 697-3223 or The Elder Care column appears every Friday ...more »

How Income Taxes Could Change Under President Trump
InvestopediaNovember 10, 2016

The moral theory of this policy is that it is society that makes economic gains possible – through protecting wealth from thieves and invading armies. Those who have more assets protected should contribute more to that protection. ... But with ...more »

Environmental Law
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Memorial Hall gets its second act
Cincinnati.comNovember 11, 2016

Private grants totaling $3 million in addition to grants from the state and Hamilton County, money raised through New Markets Tax Credits, and money invested in state and federal historic preservation tax credits helped pay for Memorial Hall's renovation.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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State veterans counselor under fire for accepting gifts
wivb.comNovember 11, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York's top ethics panel has accused a respected state veterans affairs counselor of breaking the law by accepting money and expensive gifts from an elderly veteran she was counseling. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics ...more »

Family Law
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3 Somerset 4-H members to attend club's National Congress
NJ.comNovember 9, 2016

... color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Jill Brady wins Henderson District Court judge's race
The GleanerNovember 9, 2016

According to the Kentucky Court of Justice, “District Court is the court of limited jurisdiction and handles juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, misdemeanors, violations, traffic offenses, probate of wills, arraignments, felony probable cause ...more »

Health Care Law
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Which of Donald Trump's family members will live in the White House?
MicNovember 14, 2016

Donald Trump's life is about to change dramatically. Though the president-elect ran on a campaign promise to "drain the swamp," he is quickly finding that, in many ways, he'll have to wallow in that swamp in order to fulfill his presidential duties ...more »


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