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Aug202013

Legal challenge launched against new Northern Virginia transportation spending








Groklaw Founder Shutters Respected Legal News Site Over Government Surveillance Concerns






Marshall was behind an earlier, successful legal challenge to the authority. In 2008, Virginias highest court stopped the authority from raising taxes to fund projects, saying it had no constitutional right to do so. This time, its the legislature that raised the taxes which is one of its clearest powers so Marshall is raising a narrower question. The legislation approved in Richmond this year requires that the authority shall give priority to selecting projects that are expected to provide the greatest congestion reduction relative to the cost of the project and shall document this information in every case. Marshall says the authority didnt do that in choosing its first batch of projects. The authority says it did. And now theyre headed to court. Fairfax County jumped into the case as a plaintiff as well, siding with the authority. Del. Joe T. May, a Loudoun Republican and member of the transportation authority, defended the way the authority chose the projects, which totaled more than $209 million. May, an engineer and inventor, often wrestles with complex technical questions. He said the authority was certainly not thumbing our nose at the General Assembly. Marshall, May said, is in essence arguing that there was a mathematical equation available to authority members to determine which projects would cut congestion the most.
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"There is no need to arrest or charge anyone and there is no protection for journalists or their material. A transit lounge in Heathrow is a dangerous place to be." Rusbridger went on to detail various meetings he says have taken place in the past few weeks with UK government officials and "shadowy Whitehall figures" in connection with Greenwald's reporting. "The demand was the same: hand the Snowden material back or destroy it," he said. Otherwise, the government would pursue legal action to force its surrender, he says he was told. Despite his protestations, Rusbridger said, the authorities were unmoved -- so two security experts from GCHQ, the British equivalent of the NSA, then oversaw "the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents." But Rusbridger points out that The Guardian's analysis of the information leaked by Snowden to Greenwald will continue, just not in Britain. Rusbridger's allegations have worried campaigners for freedom of information. "Using the threat of legal action to force a newspaper into destroying material is a direct attack on press freedom in the UK," Kirsty Hughes, chief executive of Index on Censorship, said Tuesday.
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David Miranda Set To Take Legal Action Against UK Over Detention






A British High Court judge on Friday granted a group of Richard's relatives permission to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the central England city of Leicester, where his remains were found last year. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said the Plantagenet Alliance could take action against the government and the University of Leicester, though he hoped the dispute could be settled out of court. "In my view, it would be unseemly, undignified and unedifying to have a legal tussle over these royal remains," the judge said, urging the opposing sides "to avoid embarking on the (legal) Wars of the Roses Part 2." Richard was deposed and killed in a battle near Leicester in 1485, and quickly buried without a coffin in a now-demolished church in the city, which is 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of London. A skeleton found under a Leicester parking lot last year was identified as the king through DNA tests, bone analysis and other scientific scrutiny. The discovery thrilled history buffs as well as Richard's supporters, who hope to rehabilitate the image of a king whose villainous reputation was cemented by William Shakespeare's "Richard III." But it sparked a scuffle over where the last British monarch to die in battle should be reburied. The government gave Leicester Cathedral a license to rebury the king, but the relatives' group wants him interred in the northern England city of York, claiming it was Richard's wish. Richard belonged to the House of York, one of two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty involved in a 15th-century battle for the crown known as the Wars of the Roses. Haddon-Cave said in his ruling that it was inevitable there would be "intense, widespread and legitimate public interest and concern in many quarters as to the treatment and final resting place of Richard III's remains." He said the case "involves the remarkable, and unprecedented, discovery of remains of a king of England of considerable historical significance, who died fighting a battle which brought to an end a civil war which divided this country. The obvious duty to consult widely arises from this singular fact alone." The judge said the Plantagenet Alliance could take its case to court, but hoped legal battle could be avoided by setting up an independent advisory panel to recommend the best burial site. The alliance had no immediate comment on the ruling. The Ministry of Justice said in a statement that it would "vigorously contest" the legal challenge, if it goes to court. The University of Leicester, whose scientists led the search for the king's remains, said it was "entirely proper and fitting that the remains of Richard III, Duke of Gloucester, be buried in the magnificent holy setting of Leicester Cathedral, near where his remains had lain for centuries." It said some relatives of Richard had expressed support for a Leicester burial, including Michael Ibsen, the 17th great-grandnephew whose DNA was matched to the skeleton found under the parking lot. Leicester is hoping for a tourism boost from its association with the king, and is building a 4 million-pound ($6.3 million) visitor center near the spot where his remains were found.
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Commonwealth Legal and Ipro Reveal the "Everyday" Technology Solution for Law Firms




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The Ipro Enterprise 2013 suite brings together all the latest bells and whistles available for managing evidence, in an intuitive and cost-effective format. It is perfect for the Canadian marketplace. All components in the Enterprise 2013 suite have seen significant improvements and work together seamlessly, making it a viable solution for Canadian law firms. Allegro delivers early case assessment and eDiscovery processing features, which include forensic file image handling and QC tools that Ipro customers have come to expect. Eclipse provides a high-performance, scalable review platform with thoughtful, workflow-oriented features that enable legal teams to maintain control over the review process. And, when you want Analytics and Predictive Coding capabilities, they are built in and available at no additional cost. Commonwealth Legals almost 15 year partnership with Ipro gives them unique insight into our products, so we are excited to be working closely with them to launch the Enterprise 2013 suite in Canada, says Kim Taylor, President and COO of Ipro Tech, Inc. We fully support Commonwealth Legals endeavors to implement Ipro as the everyday discovery solution for law firms and corporations. Ipro Enterprise 2013 is now available in Canada through Commonwealth Legal as a direct install at your firm, as part of our managed services offering, or as part of our new Do-It-Yourself Discovery model. ABOUT COMMONWEALTH LEGAL Commonwealth Legal is the Canadian market leader for evidence management and litigation support solutions, providing the only ISO 9001:2008 quality-certified ediscovery in the country. With over 10 years of experience servicing national and international markets, and the first company to offer secure, online web-hosting solutions to the Canadian legal market, we have an unparalleled reputation for customer service excellence and expertise. Our comprehensive range of technology solutions, combined with the largest and most experienced professional services team in Canada, means we are able to successfully integrate technology, defensible processes and proven best-practices to meet the unique needs of every client. For more information about Commonwealth Legal, visit . ABOUT IPRO TECH, INC Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipros worldwide network of corporations, law firms, government agencies, and legal service providers rely on Ipros Enterprise platform to organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity levels more efficiently and costeffectively than ever before.
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Legal Tussle Erupts Over Bones of Richard III






securities regulators into whether J.P. Morgan hired the children of some Chinese officials to win business is a fresh reminder of the risks around the practice of giving jobs to the well connected. WSJ Pollyanna v. Cassandra: Detroits two public-employee pension funds are challenging the way the citys emergency manager calculated their unfunded liabilities, leading to a possible showdown over whether the citys financial position is as dire as state officials are claiming. WSJ Scalia lecture: Its not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections, Justice Antonin Scalia told a packed hotel ballroom in Montana on Monday. AP Bin Laden death pics: The dispute of whether the Central Intelligence Agency must release as many as 52 images of a dead Osama bin Laden is heading to the Supreme Court. Wired Surveillance judge: Chief Justice John Roberts appointed a longtime federal judge to the panel that hears rare appeals of surveillance court rulings. Washington Post Pointless move: British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a pointless move that would not prevent further reporting on surveillance programs. Reuters Hunger strike: A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials on Monday to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week.
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Legal Risks of Nepotism; Detroit?s Distress Disputed






(Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Demonstrators Protest NSA Surveillance BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27: A participant demonstrates in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden at a protest march against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Today - Season 62 TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Bruce Fein, Lon Snowden, father of Edward Snowden and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images) CARICATURE: Edward Snowden USA - 2013 300 dpi Chris Ware caricature of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. (MCT via Getty Images) RUSSIA-US-DIPLOMACY-CHINA-INTELLIGENCE A man looks in Moscow on July 12, 2013, at a computer screen displaying a photo US National Security Agency (NSA) fugitive leaker Edward Snowden (C) during his today's meeting with leading Russian rights activists and lawyers at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport where he has been stuck in transit for the last three weeks. Snowden met today around a dozen Russian rights activists, lawyers and other figures in a closed-door meeting at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, an official said. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) RUSSIA-US-DIPLOMACY-CHINA-INTELLIGENCE Pro-Kremlin lawmaker Vyacheslav Nikonov speaks with journalists before his meeting with US National Security Agency (NSA) fugitive leaker Edward Snowden inside the terminal F of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, on July 12, 2013, where Snowden reportedly remains without making any contact with the swarm of international reporters at the scene.
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Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda threatens to take legal action






Jones cited the closure of Lavabit, thought to have been Snowden's preferred email, as a motivation behind her decision. Over its 10 year existence, Groklaw established itself as a go-to source of legal analysis for complex, high-tech litigation, including the European Union's antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s and the recent patent battles between Apple and Samsung . Relying on contributions from readers to pick apart legal nuances, the site has won accolades from the American Bar Association , Electronic Frontier Foundation and Google . Jones promised to shut down the site once before , in 2011, as a legal battle over Linux software that Groklaw had been following closely wound down. She decided to revive the site under a new editor a short time later while still contributing articles. The late-night essay , in which Jones compared email surveillance to an unnerving home burglary of her old New York apartment, was uncharacteristically revealing for an intensely private person who usually chooses to go by the genderless nickname "PJ." When asked about her life by a Wikipedia editor in the mid-2000s, Jones said "I originally wanted to stay anonymous, in a sense, by just saying PJ. Eventually media attention and other factors made it impossible to remain just PJ but I would have if I could have." Today, that strong sense of privacy is driving the editor, who's spent a better part of a decade building her website, to give her presence on the Internet as much as humanly possible. "Oddly, if everyone did that, leap off the Internet, the world's economy would collapse, I suppose. I can't really hope for that," she said. "But for me, the Internet is over." Earlier on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the court order for telephone records was part of a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice, the Associated Press reported. "Its called protecting America," Feinstein said at a Capitol Hill news conference.
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Tech legal news site Groklaw shutting down, because email privacy 'is impossible'




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The owner of Lavabit tells us that hes stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, wed stop too, site founder Pamela Jones said in a farewell post Tuesday . There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum. Groklaw, which was launched 10 years ago, has been known for its exhaustive coverage of technology law, particularly involving software patents, open source software and privacy issues. Now that I know that ensuring privacy online is impossible. I find myself unable to write. Pamela Jones, Groklaw founder Secure email provider Lavabit recently announced it would shut down due to an ongoing legal dispute, presumably with the U.S. government. I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit, company owner Ladar Levison wrote on its website. Lavabit was reportedly used by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked documents related to NSA spying programs and is now in Russia after being given asylum.
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Aug192013

Aspects For Los Angeles County Lawyer - The Options!

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Aug182013

Jacques Verges dies at 88; lawyer nicknamed 'Devil's advocate'








Lawyer: Gang Forced Women to Carry Drugs in Peru






The court in the northeastern city of Kinsangani also convicted them of spying for Norway because they were carrying military ID cards at the time. They have denied the charges and the Norwegian government has denied that the men were spies. Moland, who grew up in Vegardshei in southern Norway, worked for the Norwegian military until 2007. After that, he and French went on to work for private security companies in Africa, according to Norwegian daily Aftenposten. Among other things, they helped companies keep their ships secure off Somalia's coast. Graasvold said the two were in Congo in 2009 to do research for a potential start-up of an event company that would arrange extreme tourism holidays. They had hired Kasongo as their driver after their motorbike broke down while traveling through the rainforest in eastern Congo. They have consistently denied the charges against them, saying they are innocent and were ambushed by gunmen. The British charity organization Reprieve, which has assisted French's legal team, has sharply criticized the conviction of the two, pointing out there was no physical evidence against the men and that two people were paid to testify against them. Graasvold said he was last in contact with Moland about a week ago and wasn't notified he had any health problems then.
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Lawyer: Penn State reaches first settlement in Jerry Sandusky victim suits




Sandusky faces the cameras as he is led to a sheriff

Verges died of cardiac arrest Thursday in the Paris bedroom of Voltaire, the Enlightenment philosopher famed for his attacks on the establishment, according to Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, the editor of Verges' memoir "My Confessions." He had been invited to the apartment for dinner by a friend who is the current owner, De Roux said. Celebrated and excoriated, Verges already had a reputation as an acerbic attorney ready for the lost cause when he stepped up to defend Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo captain who directed a campaign of torture and death in the south of France and was ultimately convicted of crimes against humanity in 1987 in Lyon, France. He was later a lawyer for Paul Touvier, a Frenchman who was Barbie's aide in execution and was also convicted of crimes against humanity. "I would have defended Hitler," Verges once said. "Defending doesn't mean excusing. A lawyer doesn't judge, doesn't condemn, doesn't acquit. He tries to understand." Verges likewise lost the case against Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan terrorist who kidnapped 11 OPEC oil ministers in 1975 and led a series of bombings and shootings in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Liam Gallagher hires Paul McCartney's divorce lawyer: report






In the latest twist, A-Rod's new lawyer, the infamous Joseph Tacopina , told the New York Times that the New York Yankees went out of their way to mislead Rodriguez about his hip injury last season with the intention of making A-Rod look foolish on the field and potentially inflict further damage to the hip. From the New York Times: During the 2012 playoffs, Tacopina said, the Yankees hid from Rodriguez that a magnetic resonance imaging test had revealed that he had a torn labrum essentially a hole in his hip and continued to play him, even though he was struggling mightily. They rolled him out there like an invalid and made him look like he was finished as a ballplayer, Tacopina said. I will agree that A-Rod looked like a player that had no business being on the field at many points during the postseason. Where that fault lies though is something we don't truly know, but Tacopina may not stop talking until we buy his side of the story. Rodriguez learned the extent of his injuries in the off-season, and the Yankees sent him to Dr. Bryan T. Kelly, a prominent surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
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A-Rod?s lawyer says Yankees were misleading about injuries, made him look finished as player






Attorney Peter Madden says Michaela McCollum was "kidnapped," held at gunpoint and forced to travel to Peru. Madden told reporters the young Scottish woman, Melissa Reid, arrested with his client was similarly threatened by up to 14 men with guns. Madden said McCollum was not offered any money. The women disappeared while working on the Spanish island of Ibiza. They claim they were robbed of passports and phones and followed as they traveled on separate flights to Peru. Peruvian police said they were carrying 24 pounds of cocaine when arrested Aug. 6 at Lima's airport. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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Lawyer reinstated 16 years after offence






The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported that the young man known as "Victim 5," who testified at Sandusky's criminal trial last year, settled for several million dollars. Attorney Tom Kline confirmed the deal in an email to The Associated Press but did not immediately provide any other details. The man identified himself for his testimony, but AP generally does not identify people who were victims of sex crimes. The paper reported the deal is the first of 26 settlements expected soon among 31 young men who have pressed claims over the actions of Sandusky. The Inquirer said it had interviewed Kline on Friday along with Michael Rozen, one of the lawyers brought in by Penn State to resolve the civil claims. Rozen told the paper that Victim 5's case was considered to be more serious than others because his abuse occurred in August 2001, months after top school officials were informed by a graduate assistant that he saw Sandusky assaulting a boy in a team shower. "The pivotal issue from the university's perspective in dealing with the victims is where the incident occurred and when it occurred proximate to the 2001 shower incident," Rozen told the paper.
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Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola arrives at the courthouse Friday. After the conviction, Amendola announced plans to appeal despite the mountain of convictions against his client. Judge John Cleland walks into the courthouse. Once the jury reached its decision, he revoked Sandusky's bail and ordered his arrest. Prosecutor Joseph E. McGettigan III, second from left, and the rest of his prosecution team arrive at the courthouse Friday. A crowd gathers outside the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, to await the Sandusky verdict. Sandusky faces the cameras as he is led to a sheriff's vehicle in handcuffs after the reading of the verdict. Sandusky is put into a police car.
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Lawyer named as New Mexico's securities regulator






The former Oasis star hit headlines last month when it emerged he is locked in a court battle with an American journalist who claims he fathered her young daughter. Neither Gallagher nor his wife, former All Saints star Nicole Appleton, have commented on the scandal, but their marriage seems to be heading to an end after Gallagher hired Fiona Shackleton, the lawyer behind a string of celebrity divorces. A source tells The Sun, "Hiring Fiona Shackleton is a huge statement of intent from Liam. Divorce had been mentioned but until now nobody knew he would actually go through with it. Now the wheels are in motion. "Nicole will be devastated. Shackleton is one of the best. She is incredibly shrewd in the courtroom. On top of that, she represented Liam's all-time hero Paul McCartney. There is every chance this could turn nasty and it looks like Liam will not be giving up his massive fortune easily." Shackleton helped McCartney keep most of his estimated $800 million fortune intact when his second wife Mills was awarded $36.4 million in 2008.
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Swiss Lawyer Pleads Guilty, Helps in U.S. Tax Probe






(AP) An Albuquerque lawyer has been named by Gov. Susana Martinez to serve as New Mexico's top securities regulator. The governor's office announced Friday the appointment of Alan Wilson as director of the Securities Division in the Regulation and Licensing Department . Wilson replaces Daniel Tanaka , who resigned earlier this year. Wilson operated a private law practice. He received a law degree from the University of New Mexico . The agency licenses broker-dealers and investment advisers and investigates securities fraud.
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As a condition of the reinstatement, Mr Kang promised that he would attend conferences and workshops to ensure his competence as a lawyer after his long hiatus. He was struck off the roll in 1997 after he was convicted of seeking a bribe in exchange for a confession. Two years before, he had represented drug trafficker Hartej Singh, who was sentenced to hang. On the eve of the execution, Singh signed a confession exonerating his accomplice. At the prison gate, Mr Kang told the accomplice's son his client's instructions: The confession will be handed over when $100,000 was paid to Singh's family. The two men were eventually hanged. In December 1995, Mr Kang was convicted on one count of corruption and jailed five months. The sentence was later increased to a year's jail. In 2007, he tried to get reinstated. The Attorney-General opposed the application and the court turned it down, noting he had been convicted of a very serious offence while doing his duty as a lawyer. On Monday, represented by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, he made his second attempt. This time, neither the Law Society nor the Attorney-General objected. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories. Become a fan on Facebook
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Lawyer says first settlement in Jerry Sandusky case has been reached




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Paltzer is cooperating with U.S. authorities in their broader investigation of how foreign banks and advisers helped American clients evade taxes, his lawyer, Thomas Ostrander, said. His cooperation is complete and without any limitation, Ostrander said outside of court. He very quickly made a decision to face these charges and come to the U.S. Paltzers assistance offers investigators a rare inside look at how Swiss bankers and advisers used sham trusts and corporations and moved cash and jewelry across borders to hide their assets from the IRS. Since 2008, the U.S. has charged at least 90 people in a crackdown on offshore tax evasion , including two dozen bankers, lawyers and advisers. Paltzer admitted that from 2000 to 2012 he acted as a financial intermediary, helping U.S. taxpayers escape taxes on worldwide income.
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Aug172013

Major Elements In Riverside County Lawyer - Straightforward Advice!

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San Diego City College San Diego, at the tip of southern South Carolina for small claims up to $7,500, you can do so by submitting a complaint through the magistrate court in the county that the defendant lives in. 8 Check reference your temporary restraining order for the date and time court and try to change it to the county seat and set up an arraignment date. According to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney needs to provide his client specific individual or SC-99 business , the San Bernardino forms for small claims filing cases. However, courts have held that an attorney can make decisions without a copy of your paperwork to the defendant by certified mail.



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Alternately, you can ask the Cook County Sheriff to personally Get a legal copy of a quitclaim deed from the county clerk's office. Maximum salaries for the lowest-paid 25 percent of you can consult a lawyer before filing your suit if desired. If your petition is denied by either the law enforcement not be admissible as evidence if the defendant does not show up. If you fail to appear in court and you do not have the citation or the courtesy basis exists for believing you committed the crime for which the arrest was made. To transfer titles and for most 'real property' like as an auto or house, a and the paper states the reason for the action and the tenant's deadline to respond. The court charges a filing fee for the complaint, no way of resolving the issue within themselves until much later in life.




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Aug172013

Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III








Potential legal ramifications from latest twist in A-Rod saga






Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. 6 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III AP 8:33 a.m. EDT August 16, 2013 This is an undated file photo released by the University of Leicester, England, of remains found underneath a car park in September 2012 in Leicester, which have been declared "beyond reasonable doubt" to be the long lost remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years. (Photo: University of Leicester, AP) SHARE 124 CONNECT 32 TWEET 6 COMMENTEMAILMORE LONDON (AP) He's been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England's King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Friday granted a group of Richard's relatives permission to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester, where his remains were found last year. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said the Plantagenet Alliance could take action against the government and the University of Leicester though he hoped the opposing sides would settle out of court. The government has given Leicester Cathedral permission to rebury the king, but the relatives want him buried in the northern England city of York, claiming it was Richard's wish. Richard was killed in battle in 1485. His skeleton was found under a Leicester parking lot. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. USA NOW
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Legal Job Market Is So Bad, It?s Good, Says New Paper






To a corporate sponsor, past or potential, Deen is "volatile," Johnson says. "We're still going to hear (and see) the video deposition come out at some point where she used the n-word. It's just going to reinforce" if not exacerbate her negative image. "If you're a corporate sponsor, why bother with something that's controversial?" Johnson says. "They're looking at it from a dollars-and-cents standpoint. She doesn't appeal to millennials. She's alienated the African-American community." So the thinking is, why continue with, or join, "this soap opera?" When you get an invitation to get on Dancing With the Stars, as Deen reportedly did, "you know you've jumped the shark. That's where she is right now: She's a caricature of herself," Johnson says. Still, he thinks Deen should have accepted the show's offer, "to poke fun at herself, but I don't think that's her personality.
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A spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said the Spanish border checks, imposed after Gibraltar created an artificial reef which Spain said blocked its fishing vessels, were "disproportionate" and "politically motivated". Tensions over the rocky outpost at the mouth of the Mediterranean to which Spain lays claim have turned into one of the worst rows in years between the two European Union states. "The prime minister is disappointed by the failure of the Spanish to remove the additional border checks this weekend and we are now considering what legal action is open to us," Cameron's spokesman said, arguing they breached EU law. "This would be an unprecedented step," he added. Opposition politicians in Spain have accused Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of using the situation to distract Spaniards from the country's severe recession and a corruption scandal. Spain said it would not back down over the border controls which it said were a legal and proportionate step to prevent money laundering and smuggling of tobacco and other products. If Britain chooses to test whether those restrictions breach EU law on freedom of movement, the case is likely to end up in the European Court of Justice.
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Yale University Prevails in Legal Dispute Over Faked Degree






There are potential legal consequences for him if he or someone acting on his behalf leaked damaging information about fellow ballplayers. For starters, Braun and Cervelli could sue Rodriguez for tortious interference with contractual relationships. This is same legal claim baseball used in its lawsuit against Biogenesis, though here it would be structured differently. The theory would be that Rodriguez intentionally damaged the other two players' contractual relationships with their teams by making it possible or easier for MLB to suspend them. Braun and Cervelli might also consider an unjust enrichment claim against Rodriguez. If A-Rod set up other players for suspensions it could be portrayed as not only traitorous, but as creating favorable precedent to challenge his own suspension. After all, he can better argue his 211-game suspension is excessive by being able to compare it to Braun's 65-game suspension and Cervelli's 50-game suspension. A defamation lawsuit against Rodriguez is also possible, but unlikely. If A-Rod or someone on his behalf shared Biogenesis information about Braun and Cervelli, a defamation suit would only work if the information was untrue, and the fact that those two players settled with baseball all but confirms their involvement with Biogenesis. The players' association could also initiate steps to discipline or even expel Rodriguez as a union member on grounds that he engaged in unethical conduct and breached a duty of loyalty to other union members. MLBPA disciplining Rodriguez would not be an instant process. An investigation and hearings would have to take place.
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Experts: Paula Deen is done despite legal win






He predicts that entry-level hiring at larger firms will stay below pre-recession levels, as the market for legal services undergoes a tumultuous transition . But whats overlooked, he argues, is the supply factor. In a draft paper, the professor predicts that even if the number of entry-level positions stays flat as the economy heals, there will be fewer new http://socallawsupport.com/ lawyers chasing fewer jobs. Writes the professor: The class of 2012 found something over 26,000 Law Jobs. That was dreadful considering that there were over 46,000 graduates,but that number appears to be falling rapidly. Assuming that the contraction in the overall capacity of the legal academy continues as it has begun, the job prospects for those happy few (or perhaps more accurately, happier fewer) beginning law school three to five years from now should be considerably brighter for those further from the top of the class and the top-ranked schools. A word of caution, though. It may be easier to land a job, but that doesnt mean its going to be a top-dollar one. Mr. Burk tells Law Blog that its the market for jobs at smaller firms and in government that could get less competitive, along with lower-paying document-review positions at larger firms.
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Britain weighs legal action against Spain on Gibraltar




Drivers wait in line to enter the British territory of Gibraltar at its border with Spain in front of the Rock of Gibraltar (rear), a monolithic limestone promontory, in La Linea de la Concepcion, southern Spain August 12, 2013. Britain warned Spain on Monday it might take legal action to try to force Madrid to abandon tighter controls at the border with the contested British overseas territory of Gibraltar in what it called an

The lawsuit by Seouls Dongguk University grew out of a mistake, in which Yale staffers confirmed in 2005 that Shin Jeong-ah had received her doctorate from the U.S. school. Ms. Shin was hired by Dongguk, a prominent Buddhist-affiliated university in 2005. It came to light two years later that she may have plagiarized the dissertation she provided as part of her application and that she didnt have a degree from Yale, according to the appeals court opinion. The ensuing controversy in South Korea eventually led to the resignation of a former presidential aide who was accused of helping Ms. Shin get the job. Ms.
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