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Royals solve Doug Fister, end Astros' 7-game winning streak
Houston ChronicleJune 27, 2016

The defeat marked the first time the Astros lost a Fister start since April 25. Their 10 consecutive wins in games started by the 6-8 sinkerballer matched a franchise record for a single season, last reached 20 seasons ago in starts by Donne Wall ...more »

BOOK REVIEW: Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts (fifth edition)
Law GazetteJune 27, 2016

Whatever your experience, expertise and specialism, Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts is an authoritative reference resource for all construction law practitioners. It not only provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of its title ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Water suit delayed
Odessa AmericanJune 28, 2016

Then, company officials plan to seek an opinion from a judge under the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). The judge would issue a non-binding opinion based on groundwater district rules. The groundwater district board would still make the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Women's health programs at stake in Florida abortion-law challenge
MyPalmBeachPostJune 29, 2016

Because the new state law prohibits state and local tax money going to organizations that provide abortions, the Urban League agreed to run the outreach program, which last year served 250 teens, said John Bartosek, a council spokesman. The new ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Justices overturn former Va. governor McDonnell's corruption conviction
USA TODAYJune 27, 2016

At oral argument in April, a clear majority of justices expressed concern that current laws allow prosecutors to characterize common favors as criminal acts. "Our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferraris, Rolexes and ball gowns," Chief Justice John ...more »

Immigration Law
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Top 10 Law Schools for Immigration Law: #4 Stanford Law School
Law Street MediaJune 29, 2016

Stanford has a variety of immigration-focused events focused on topics such as immigration law training programs, discussions about xenophobia in policy making, immigration in SCOTUS, and more. Stanford's location in Northern California and the school ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $175000 to Help Bring 8000 Summer Jobs to Baltimore
Business Wire (press release)June 27, 2016

Through the Mayor's Department of Employment, YouthWorks offers two five-week work programs at more than 900 worksites in a wide variety of industries, including: health care and social assistance, hospitality/tourism, finance, construction, law and ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Gianforte dispute with state over easement dogs campaign
Great Falls TribuneJune 27, 2016

It's a far cry from the thundering public discourse made this campaign season by Democrats, bloggers, the media and others over Gianforte's dispute with the state in 2009 over the easement question. “Suing” or “sued” are the .... 13, 2009, Rebecca ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Nixon Vetoes Missouri Tax Break, Litigation Bills
CBS LocalJune 28, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon went on a vetoing spree Tuesday, knocking down legislation that he described as giving “special interest tax breaks” and ones that would change the state's litigation policies. Nixon also signed a ...more »

Animal Law
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EXCLUSIVE: Restaurants praise law allowing dogs at outdoor cafes
New York Daily NewsJuly 11, 2016

The recently passed state law that allows New Yorkers to bring their pups to outdoor cafes has been a boon for business, many restaurant owners told the Daily News. “It's great,” said Justin Sievers, 32, the general manager of Bar Primi in the East ...more »

Intellectual Property
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OMRON awarded the 13th Intellectual Property Association of Japan Distinguished Service in Industry Award
Automotive World (press release)July 5, 2016

OMRON Corporation (Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan; President & CEO: Yoshihito Yamada [TSE 6645]) announced today that it has received the 2016 Intellectual Property Association of Japan* (IPAJ) Distinguished Service in Industry Award. Established by the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Miles for Meso Run/Walk Set for July 4 in Washington Benefits Mesothelioma Cancer Research
PR Newswire (press release)June 28, 2016

Simmons Hanly Conroy is one of the nation's largest mass tort law firms and a leading voice for victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. The firm's attorneys have recovered more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements for individuals in ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court Concludes Term with Decisions on Abortion, Immigration, and Affirmative Action, Remains Divided on ...
PBSJuly 1, 2016

08-600 As it wrapped up its current term this week, the US Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions important to religious communities. In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a restrictive Texas law that proponents argued was needed ...more »

Mother critically injured by power line after plane crash in Detroit
Fox 2 DetroitJune 28, 2016

Records show that same plane crashed in Trenton in 2011 due to mechanical failure. The National Transportation and Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and Detroit police are investigating. It's unclear whether Killian will face any charges.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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A Celebration of Daddys: My Life in Father Figures
VICEJuly 4, 2016

Moving to Toronto to do stand-up was looking like my next move when the chef at the restaurant I was working at hooked me up with a summer job (father figures, like allergies, are more plentiful in the summer) with her brother-in-law Sam. Sam, a ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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How to fix a bad credit rating without paying high fees
The ProvinceJune 29, 2016

While we're both back to work now, have paid our parents back and our finances are stable again, we still can't really get ahead because we both have bad credit ratings. We've seen ads from credit repair companies that will fix your credit, and we're ...more »

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Empowering frivolous health care litigation does not help patients
ForbesJune 27, 2016

If implemented, the CREATES Act will worsen the incentives for pharmaceutical innovation, increase the amount of frivolous litigation, and put patients health at risk. The Hatch-Waxman law and current pharmaceutical regulations are intended to strike a ...more »

Business Law
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Man arrested on suspicion of Horsham rape released without charge
West Sussex County TimesJune 27, 2016

A man who was arrested on suspicion of rape in Horsham last year has been released without charge, police have said. At the time police said they were investigating an attack on a 22-year-old woman on a footpath near St Mary's Church on Sunday August ...more »

Personal Injury
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First PFOA personal injury lawsuit filed in Hoosick Falls
NEWS10 ABCJuly 27, 2016

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The first personal injury lawsuit over water contamination in Hoosick Falls has been filed. The law firm Weitz and Luxenberg filed the lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of James Donovan. The complaint states the chemical ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Charlotte man sentenced to 11 years in child porn case
Charlotte ObserverJune 28, 2016

Young admitted to sharing child pornography at least three times with an undercover agent over the internet in October 2014, court records show. During a subsequent search of Young's home, agents seized a desktop computer and a laptop that contained 29 ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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As more insurance professionals retire, how will insurers replace their expertise?
PropertyCasualty360June 30, 2016

No, what will probably happen is that as law schools increasingly pour out hundreds of newly polished attorneys each year (while the old ones never retire), liability adjusters will be replaced by lawyers. Engineers will replace property adjusters ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Symposium: The constitutional law of abortion after Whole Woman's Health – What comes next?
SCOTUSblog (blog)June 28, 2016

When it comes to the constitutional law of abortion, this case provides fresh evidence that judicial identity in the future is almost certain to trump legal authority from the past. No wonder we have so much trouble securing sufficient agreement on a ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Poland: New real estate law may adversely impact M&A transactions
Lexology (registration)July 19, 2016

It is, therefore, of the utmost importance before planning a transaction, to assess whether the target company owns agricultural property in Poland, as the intended acquisition or restructuring could possibly trigger a special priority right of the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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FCC Shields Federal Government from Robocall Law
Bloomberg BNAJuly 7, 2016

July 6 — The federal government and its contractors have broad immunity from fines related to robocalls, based on congressional intent and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Federal Communications Commission has decided. The FCC issued a ...more »

Sports Law
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Law enforcement, Navy personnel mourn slain Dallas officer
KAKEJuly 16, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country have joined with Navy personnel to honor Patrick Zamarripa, one of the officers slain last week in Dallas by a gunman. A traditional Catholic funeral service was held ...more »

Newspaper sues city of Memphis over documents from new police director search
Memphis Commercial AppealJune 28, 2016

The Commercial Appeal filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Memphis and the International Association of Chiefs of Police based on both entities refusing to provide documents pertaining to the city's search for a new police director. The ...more »

IRS Going After Facebook's Offshore Tax Tactics
PYMNTS.comJuly 11, 2016

According to the petition, the IRS said Facebook's tax adviser, Ernst & Young, employed a questionable approach to coming up with the value for the intellectual property by taking each intangible asset separately as opposed to as a whole. Facebook ...more »

Criminal Defense
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An interview with Making a Murderer's Dean Strang
FusionJune 28, 2016

In both popular fiction and true crime narratives, we are used to seeing defense attorneys as conscienceless and money-hungry hired guns, or as idealistic dupes who become disillusioned as soon as they realize they have inadvertently defended a guilty ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Radio host mocks Elizabeth Warren with war whoops at Trump rally
AOL NewsJune 30, 2016

During a campaign stop in Bangor, Maine, Donald Trump sent out conservative talk radio host Howie Carr to warm up the crowd for him. SEE ALSO: Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'racist' and 'a total fraud'. At one point, Carr decided to riff on one of the ...more »

Texarkana to re-tally vote on anti-bias law
Arkansas OnlineJuly 3, 2016

Texarkana to re-tally vote on anti-bias law ... The rescinded ordinance states that it is the policy of the city not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices "because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Brick Wall: Where Was My Black Ancestor Before 1880?
The RootJuly 8, 2016

That's how they were treated in wills, deeds, account and probate records, as well as census enumerations. As legal property, they were rarely listed by name. Even free people of color were often neglected in public records before emancipation, making ...more »

Environmental Law
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Darryl Glenn wins Colorado's Republican Senate primary, will take on Michael Bennet
Denver Business JournalJune 29, 2016

... primary that ended Tuesday, earning between 17 and 9 percent of the vote. Glenn, who runs a one-man family-law firm in Colorado Springs, has been in the race longer than anyone else but was not seen as a major contender for the nomination until he ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Being a Woman Isn't a Pre-Existing Condition, Says This California Workers' Comp Suit
Slate Magazine (blog)July 6, 2016

A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that California's workers' compensation system discriminates against women, routinely attributing work-related injuries to the pre-existing condition of being a woman. Plaintiffs claim that diagnoses of ...more »

Family Law
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Trump's son-in-law under fire from family
PoliticoJuly 7, 2016

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Jewish son-in-law and increasingly a power player atop his presidential campaign, was an obvious choice to publicly defend the candidate this week amidst a firestorm over a tweet that many viewed as anti-Semitic. But now ...more »


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