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Yesterday | The Town Talk

City Council needs to pay attorney his due - Our viewCity Council...

It's sad it took a judge's threat to seize assets to get the city to do the right thing.

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Related Topix: US News, Opinion

Wednesday | Queerty

AT&T: "Don't Let Our Silly $125,000 Donation To An Antigay Politician Fool You, We Love Homos!"

Facebook's $10,000 donation to antigay Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes pales in comparison to the huge donation AT&T made to the gubernatorial campaign of Greg Abbott, the antigay Republican of Texas currently running against Wendy Davis.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

Wednesday | Reuters

U.S. effort to protect bald eagle suffers legal setback

The bald eagle may no longer be extinct, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News

Wednesday | News Journal

Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits caseSupreme Court...

Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits case Can couple make unlimited transfers of assets before entering nursing home? Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1oRO8ij transfer of assets from a wife who is entering a nursing home to her husband, after she applies for Medicaid coverage, but before eligibility is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Ohio, Ohio Government, US News, Long Term Care

Wednesday | JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Holding Breathes Life Back Into the Contractual Liability Exclusion

Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured's "assumption of liability in a contract or agreement."

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Related Topix: US News, Sunnyvale, TX

Wednesday | Star-Telegram.com

Lane, Leonard can keep seats on Tarrant water board, attorney says

An attorney hired by the Tarrant Regional Water District said Tuesday that board members Marty Leonard and Jim Lane can continue to serve without any action needed by the full board.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government

Wednesday | American Thinker

Improve Women's Health Care with Physician Admitting Privilege Laws

Following the death of a young elementary school teacher, Jennifer Morbelli, I had the sad duty of speaking at a press conference in Germantown, MD, in February 2013.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Abortion, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Vision Monday

Appeals Court Eliminates Walmarta s $1.4 Million Penalty in Case Brought by Texas Optometrists

In a case that goes back to 1992, when Walmart first began leasing space to Texas optometrists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, to eliminate a $1.4 million penalty that had been levied against the retailing giant for encouraging optometrists to extend their business hours.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, US News

NOLA.com

Renee Gill Pratt, convicted politician, should report to prison, feds say

Federal prosecutors want former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt to start serving a four-year prison sentence next month, closing a gap of more than three years between her corruption conviction and when she will actually report to a lockup.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat

Housing Wire

5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirms MERS authority to assign mortgage

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed MERSCOP Holdings' authority to assign the mortgage lien as its basis for affirming the dismissal of a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

FindLaw

Miss. Wants an En Banc Shot at Abortion Law Appeal

The decision that kept Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic open, despite a state law requiring the doctors working there to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals , was so unusual that we gave it the double-post treatment.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Abortion, Medicine, US News, US Supreme Court

Courthouse News Service

Wal-Mart Not on Hook for $3.95M Jury Award

A Texas jury erred in levying $3.95 million in civil penalties against Wal-Mart because the in-store optometrists pressed to stay open longer by the retail giant could not prove they suffered economic damages, the 5th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, US News

JD Supra

Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee's Beliefs?

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently updated employees' guide to southern manners.

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Related Topix: US News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Pridesource.com

Texas Legislators Link Incest And Pedophilia To Same-Sex Marriage

LonestarQ reports that sixty-three Texas legislators signed a court brief last week to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: US News

Off the Kuff

Latest HB2 trial wraps up

Stefanie Toti, representing the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the requirements imposed by the ambulatory surgical center rules single out abortion providers, as three-fourths of other ASCs in the state are exempt from the costly building code requirements - effectively amounting to a multi-million dollar tax on abortion providers.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Appendicitis, Health, US News, Texas

Thu Aug 14, 2014

JD Supra

The Reckless Fiduciary: When Are Imprudent U.S. Fiduciaries Liable For Plan Losses?

"A pure heart and an empty head are not enough." This is a quote from an early case defining the scope of ERISA fiduciary liability.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Courthouse News Service

Trustee Rightly Removed for Billing Big Easy Trip

A bankruptcy trustee who billed an estate for his family's New Orleans vacation was rightly removed from the case, a federal judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News

Jurist

Mississippi appeals abortion law ruling

A three-judge panel of the court found that the law would impermissibly limit a woman's ability to have an abortion because it would effectively close the state's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization [official website].

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Related Topix: Abortion, Women's Health, Health

Courthouse News Service

Texas Limits on PACS Struck by 5th Circuit

Several restrictions Texas places on political action committees are unconstitutional violations of their free-speech rights, the 5th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: US News

JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Holds that the Army Corps of Engineers'...

On July 30, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the issuance of a jurisdictional determination by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not a final agency action subject to judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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