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57 min ago | Knco radio

Appeals Court Refuses to Rule on Penn Valley Building Permit

They knew it was a long shot , but Nevada County Counsel petitioned the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower courts decision on a site plan that the county was requiring of a Penn Valley Couple who wants to build a two story garage and office space on the ridgetop of their property on Pleasant Valley Rd. Co-County Counsel, Michael ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Judge overturns conviction in 1982 murder

A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a notorious Luzerne County murder defendant and issued an ultimatum: give him a new trial within 90 days or release him.

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Related Topix: Luzerne County, PA, Forty Fort, PA, Wyoming, PA, Prison, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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Twitter, Path and other tech companies are asking a federal appellate court to make it harder for consumers to win class-action lawsuits over unwanted SMS messages.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Direct Marketing, Pennsylvania, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Candidates draw lots for ballot positions

Daily News Photo by AISHA-ZAKIYA BOYD V.I. Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes mixes up the numbers in the selection box Thursday evening during the casting of lots for the General Election candidates at the St. Thomas-St.

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JD Supra

Think Before You "Snail Mail" Those FMLA Notices

When I conduct employment trainings, I often caution executives and managers to think before they email.

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Related Topix: US News, Corinthian Colleges

GlobeNewswire

Celebrate the 227th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution at the Museum of We the People

CELEBRATE YOUR GUARANTEED FREEDOMS THIS CONSTITUTION DAY AT THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER Free admission to the museum on September 17, courtesy of the PNC Foundation Constitution Day marks the launch of a new program, 'Courts in the Community,' in partnership with federal judges who serve on the Third Circuit Events also include public reading ... (more)

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars, following a judge's ruling that the case against him had been based on now-debunked arson science.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Law.com

3rd Circuit Applies Burlington Northern Retaliation Standard

The extent to which the U.S. Supreme Court's Burlington Northern v. White decision has changed the law of retaliation claims under Title VII is apparent in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision in Moore v.

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Law.com

3rd Circuit Clarifies Notice Requirement Under the FMLA

An employee's notice that he might need a future medical leave of absence was found sufficient to trigger the employee's rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act in a recent decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sarnowski v.

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JD Supra

Third Circuit Reaffirms the Difficulty of Binding a Non-Signatory to Arbitration

Federal law's much-talked-about presumption in favor of enforcing arbitration clauses has its limits.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

JD Supra

New Wave of State Law Air Pollution Torts?

The U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in Bell v. Cheswick could pave the way for more state common law air pollution tort suits and greater exposure for emitters.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Cheswick, PA, Environmental Law, Law

Courier News

Union County says immigration lockups violate rightsUnion County says ...

Union County says immigration lockups violate rights Another county stops honoring ICE detention requests Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1oOKrd8 Union County has joined a growing list of jurisdictions that have chosen to limit their cooperation with federal immigration officials.

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Related Topix: US News, Middlesex County, NJ

Ballot Access News

Third Circuit Rules that Philadelphia Police Must be Permitted to...

Since 1951, Philadelphia has had a charter provision that says, "No officer of member of the Philadelphia Police or of the Fire Department shall pay or give any money or valuable thing or make any subscription or contribution, whether voluntary or involuntary, for any political purpose whatever."

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ABA Journal

3rd Circuit upholds insider-trading conviction based on information gleaned through AA friendship

A federal appeals court has upheld an insider trading conviction based on information gleaned from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The York Daily Record

Hubert Michael execution stayed in death of Trista Eng

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay of execution for confessed killer Hubert Lester Michael Jr. This is Michael's second stay since he pleaded guilty to the 1993 kidnapping and first-degree murder of 16-year-old Trista Eng in October 1994.

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Related Topix: US News, Violent Crime, York County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Virgin Islands Daily News

Obama: Citizenship not a fundamental right for Virgin Islanders

In a legal brief filed last week, the Obama administration took the position that citizenship is not a fundamental right of people born in unincorporated U.S. territories.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, US News, Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Virgin Islands, Central America

Mon Aug 18, 2014

JD Supra

3rd Circ. Puts Debtors 1st In FDCPA Case

In McLaughlin v. Phelan Hallinan & Schmeig LLP, the Third Circuit recently held that debtors are not required to dispute a debt under Section 1692g of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq., prior to filing suit with respect to that debt under the statute.

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Related Topix: US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

FindLaw

Prisoners Deserve Notice Before State Takes Their Funds: 3rd Cir.

In addition to paying for their crimes figuratively by going to prison, defendants also have to pay literally in the form of restitution, fines, and fees.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

The Campbell Reporter

High-speed rail: California plan will fulfill ballot promise to voters

Recently, the 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed two lower court decisions that had hamstrung the state's ability to access bond funds for construction of California's high-speed rail system.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, California, US News, Opinion

HR Magazine

Mailing of FMLA Notices Insufficient, Court Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled that an employer may not rely on "the Mailbox Rule" to prove that the employer provided an employee with notice of his or her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act .

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