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Ferguson spurs 40 state measures; activists want more
NewbritainheraldAugust 3, 2015

Some Ferguson protesters burned stores and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at heavily armored police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds — all under the lens of live, national media coverage. The protests again ... Sixteen ...more »

Upton: Fire department gets $173K federal grant
Milford Daily NewsAugust 3, 2015

UPTON - The Fire Department will receive a $173,344 grant from the federal government to purchase needed safety equipment. The grant, announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday, will be used to purchase 28 self-contained ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Israeli Justice Is Seen to Be Often Uneven Among Palestinian Cases
New York TimesAugust 3, 2015

Yet after a court hearing on Sunday, Mr. Orbach, 24, was released to house arrest pending a ruling on a request by state prosecutors to keep him detained until trial. He is home on bail, under parental supervision and ... Israel has made wide use of ...more »

Health Care Law
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Kentucky health care system making big gains
The Courier-JournalAugust 19, 2015

A new, independent study shows Kentucky is making important gains under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health law also known as Obamacare. Kentucky has outpaced surrounding states in cutting the percentage of residents with no health insurance, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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President Obama Just Finalized His Plan to Fight Climate Change
Mother JonesAugust 3, 2015

But as of today the rules are final—and another round of legal challenges is inevitable, said Tomas Carbonell, director of regulatory policy at the Environmental Defense Fund. "We are ... It's not surprising that the coal industry has fiercely opposed ...more »

Immigration Law
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Obama plan leaves child migrants adrift
PoliticoAugust 11, 2015

One year later, child migrants from Central America are still paying a heavy price for President Barack Obama's decision last summer to rush them into deportation proceedings without first taking steps to provide legal counsel. New government data this ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Ballard Spahr Welcomes Back Real Estate Attorney
Law Week ColoradoAugust 3, 2015

Ballard Spahr announced today Laura Redstone, a real estate attorney with more than 20 years' experience, has joined the firm's Denver office as of counsel. Redstone handles commercial real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiation of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Afghan Taliban meet to resolve leadership dispute
Appeal-DemocratAugust 4, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The family of former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar agreed on Tuesday to accept the decision of the insurgent group's dispute resolution council on succession issues, a council member said, as the group tries to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Lawsuit compares former Harpersville court to one in Ferguson
AL.comAugust 18, 2015

The lawsuit also argued that JCS and its insurance company should pay for defending them against the lawsuits by the city court defendants. The lawsuits against Harpersville in state court and against Childersburg in federal court are still pending.more »

Animal Law
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Dubai expat's billboard campaign to raise awareness of animal rights
The NationalAugust 5, 2015

DUBAI // An animal lover has launched a campaign to erect the world's biggest billboards to promote animal rights in the UAE. Evelyn Priess, 42, from Germany, is appealing for help to raise awareness of the welfare of animals. “I have four dogs and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Tax rate on intellectual property profits would be cut to approximately 10 ...
Lexology (registration)August 12, 2015

The Tax Rate Proposal and the Distribution Proposal evidence apparent bipartisan congressional interest in making the United States' intellectual property tax regime more competitive with the intellectual property taxation regimes of other countries.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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ALI CLE to Offer an In-Depth Course on Enforcement and Litigation Risks in ...
PR Newswire (press release)August 4, 2015

4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education is pleased to announce the return of Accountants' Liability: Confronting Enforcement and Litigation Risks, the event for accountants, their advisers, and those who ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Patels are a success story from India to the US Why do they want affirmative...
Los Angeles TimesAugust 24, 2015

They are one of India's most prosperous communities, a name synonymous with commerce as far away as the United States, home to at least 145,000 of them. Now Patels in the Indian state of Gujarat want the government to give them a new label: “backward.more »

Senate finds missteps in gyrocopter flight
KBZK Bozeman NewsAugust 5, 2015

Tom Carper, the top Democrat on the committee, said the incident "drew attention to gaps in security, and led to serious questions about the coordination among the agencies who work to protect the Capitol, the White House and the highly-restricted ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Legal Briefs: Landlord rights and duties
Eastern Arizona CourierAugust 12, 2015

The Residential Landlord and Tenant Act has an entire section titled Landlord Obligations. ARS 33-1321 states that a landlord shall not demand a security deposit, however denominated, to exceed 1.5 months' rent (33-1321A). It also requires that all ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Chicago-based Nonprofit Gets $7.2M from Chase Settlement
CBS LocalAugust 4, 2015

Last month, the bank settled allegations that it used illegal tactics to go after struggling credit card borrowers and agreed to pay $95 million to 47 states. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided the Chicago-based nonprofit would receive the ...more »

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Is Securities Litigation's Future Secure?
Above the LawAugust 7, 2015

Prior to joining Lateral Link, Nick founded a legal marketing company whose client list included both US and China-based law firms. Nick also practiced law for two years with a top Chambers-ranked litigation boutique, and previously spent several years ...more »

Business Law
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Website for marital cheats edges closer to advertising on Israeli TV, radio
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsAugust 3, 2015

Likely the key development at the hearing was the broadcasting regulator's lawyer, Yair Asael, revealing that, under the gun of the petition, an appeals body for the broadcasting regulator recently opened the door to Ashley Madison airing a highly ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Tricare to change policy on long-term prescriptions
Military TimesAugust 20, 2015

The new rule is expected to save money, since the government pays 32 percent less for brand-name maintenance medications filled by mail or through military pharmacies than at retail stores. Defense officials estimate the program could save at least $88 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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27th Annual Crimes Against Children's Conference
The Chronicle of Social ChangeAugust 3, 2015

In addition to traditional topics in the field of crimes against children, we have added 9 unique tracks of computer lab training for those professionals working on internet-related crimes against children. During the years since its beginnings, the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Chelsie King Garza Personal Injury Law Blog on Blog (blog)August 9, 2015

Texas allows recovery of mental anguish without physical injury ONLY in the following circumstances: 1) bystander cases; 2) intentional tort – child abduction; 3) defamation; 4) invasion of privacy; 5) telegraph co. failing to promptly deliver a death ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Role of Constitutional Review Team Explained
AllAfrica.comAugust 21, 2015

The commissioners are supposed to be appointed by the President, once the law establishing the commission has been gazetted, and their principal mandate will be to find any gaps within the Constitution before it is put to a referendum. Speaking to The ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Malcolm P. “Mic” McConnell Named Richmond's Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the ...
RichmondBizSenseAugust 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 – The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that Malcolm P. “Mic” McConnell, III has been named Best Lawyers' 2016 Richmond Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year. The honor is an ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Confidentiality: Keeping Secret Non-Privileged Information
New York Law Journal (registration)August 10, 2015

Surely, and it is actually hornbook law, this information, strictly speaking, isn't protected by the attorney-client privilege. The client didn't communicate it, or even lead the attorney to the information. No, it came to the attorney independently ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Roetzel & Andress Marks Eleventh Consecutive Appearance on List of Midwest's ...
Business Wire (press release)August 4, 2015

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the July 29, 2015, release of the “Best of the Best Midwest Real Estate Law Firms” rankings, Roetzel's real estate attorneys marked their eleventh consecutive appearance on the list of the Midwest's premier real estate ...more »

Why you can't catch an Uber or Lyft in Syracuse, but can in 60 smaller cities
Syracuse.comAugust 9, 2015

But for now, companies like Uber and Lyft can't offer rides anywhere in New York state, except New York City, because current law makes it difficult for these businesses to provide insurance coverage to their drivers. That could change as early as next ...more »

Are VA Claims Really At Historic Lows?
DisabledVeterans.orgAugust 31, 2015

The perhaps large problem with even attempting to get the IRS involved with an audit of the VA is the fact that other than their payroll, am betting the VA operates pretty much tax exempt, so those monies DO end-up getting taxed eventually in payroll ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Eight arrests target drug activity in Claremont
The Union LeaderAugust 5, 2015

“This inter-agency operation was conducted due to the recent increase in crimes that result from heroin and other drug use. Law Enforcement Agencies in both Sullivan and Cheshire County are seeing more property crimes and crimes against the person as ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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364 bills that have been introduced in Congress, ranked by acronym quality
Washington PostAugust 3, 2015

LOCAL Act of 2015 - Local Organization Cooperative Agreement for Land and Facility Maintenance Act of 2015. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) ..... CREED Act of 2015 - Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development Act of 2015. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).more »

Discrimination at Any Age
JD Supra (press release)August 7, 2015

In the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq, Congress in 1967 prohibited discrimination in employment because of a person's age, but limited the protections of the law to individuals who are at least 40 years old.more »

Wills & Probate
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How the Daughter of One of America's Most Beloved Actors and Others Are ...
Huffington PostAugust 4, 2015

The Asbury Park Press Investigations Team ran a shocking four-part series exploring guardianship abuse. "Betrayal of Trust: Stealing From Seniors" features the story of a New Jersey elder law attorney and court-appointed guardian who stole millions of ...more »

Environmental Law
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Governor, Top Leaders Unveil New England's Largest Solar Parking Canopy at ...
MarketWatchAugust 14, 2015

Governor Baker hailed the solar parking canopy as an exemplary model of how renewable energy generation can be incorporated at nonprofit organizations and public institutions like the college. The Governor added that this is a great .... risks or ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Louisiana Association of Business and Industry holding workers' comp conference
The New Orleans AdvocateAugust 14, 2015

Topics also will include workers' comp fraud, mediation tactics, subrogation, medical treatment guidelines, and the advantages and latest developments of a Louisiana pharmacy formulary. Participants will be eligible for continuing legal and insurance ...more »

Family Law
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Surrogacy in the UK vs Surrogacy Abroad – entirely different, or one and the same?
Family Law WeekAugust 4, 2015

2015 has already seen a number of surrogacy judgments1 which challenge the law as it currently stands in relation to this increasingly mainstream pathway to parenthood. However, where the issue at hand is whether a parental order should be made2, the ...more »


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