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22 Oct 8:27 am
The Supreme Court yesterday released its December calendar and set oral argument in Jennings v. Rodriguez, which involves the question whether bond hearings are required in cases of the detention of immigrants, for Wednesday, November 30. It is the only... [read post]
22 Oct 8:10 am
The Underground by Hamid Ismailov After Uzbek author, journalist, and poet Hamid Ismailov was forced into exile when the government declared his work subversive, he emigrated to London, where he now works at the BBC as the Head of the... [read post]
22 Oct 8:04 am
The securities fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints against brokerage firms and advisors for selling them structured CDs – a class of structured products.  Brokerage firms and banks are selling record numbers of the so called “CDs” that are extraordinarily complex products that are nothing like CDs and contain substantial risks. These CDs are usually market-linked or structured so that their performance depends on a basket of stocks or other assets instead of a flat interest rate like traditional CDs.  When they mature CD holders… [read post]
22 Oct 8:02 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-23436 Ranjit Persaud. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on [read post]
22 Oct 8:01 am
Answer: Yes.That's painful. Or so I thought for most of the performance... which has her singing with the Late Late Show's James Corden, who's sort of in the Sonny role, but also looking and acting like Cher. The joke is that the song is modernized to refer to swiping on an iPhone and "Netflix and chill" and sexting and deleting porn history and calling your relationship "offish" (which is better than the word it's treated as rhyming with — "marriage"). I was cringing in the pain but as it went on — with both Cher and Corden totally committed to making a joke out of the… [read post]
22 Oct 8:00 am
IN THE MAIL: When Reason Goes on Holiday: Philosophers in Politics. Plus, today only at Amazon: Dyson DC50 Ball Compact Animal Upright Vacuum (Certified Refurbished), $199.99 (33% off). And, also today only: Save on Select Cuisinart Cast Iron Cookware. Plus: Save on “Taken 1-3” bundle. And: Save on GreenWorks Pressure Washers. [read post]
22 Oct 8:00 am
Owners of for-profit school network to pay $4.3 million to resolve claims of overcharging State and failing to pay taxes [Internet links highlighted in color] On October 19, 2016, Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman  and Acting Tax Commissioner Nonie Manion announced a settlement with K3 Learning, Inc. (f/k/a Metropolitan Preschools, Inc.) and its president and owner Michael C. Koffler, together with his sons, Brian and Daniel Koffler, and his special education preschool, Sunshine Development School (“SDS”), for overcharging the… [read post]
22 Oct 8:00 am
Recently, the University of New Hampshire inherited nearly $4 million from a quiet librarian, and the university decided to spend $1 million of the inheritance on a new football scoreboard. Most saw this use of the money as unfit because... [read post]
22 Oct 8:00 am
I have a judgment against another entity.  Now what?  I want to briefly talk about this “now what?” in the context of the recent decision in MYD Marine Distributor, Inc. v. International Paint, Ltd., 41 Fla. L. Weekly D2364a (Fla. … Continue reading → [read post]
22 Oct 7:57 am
Does your business collect and share consumer health information? Check out these tips from the FTC for complying with HIPAA and the FTC Act. *** HIPAA The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to HIPAA covered entities— a health plan, most health care providers, or a health care clearinghouse. It also applies if you are a business associate – a person or company that helps a covered entity carry out its health care activities and functions.… More [read post]
22 Oct 7:55 am
How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America by Andrés Neuman Translated from the Spanish by Jeffrey Lawrence A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers. Lamenting not having... [read post]
22 Oct 7:55 am
CHP Accident Injures Pregnant Woman CHP Accident Injures Pregnant Woman I’m Ed Smith, a Carmichael personal injury attorney. On October 12, 2016, a California Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in an automobile accident with a white station wagon carrying a pregnant woman. The pregnant woman is still recovering a week after the accident. Continue reading [read post]
22 Oct 7:53 am
You'd have to be Rip van Winkle not to know medical insurance premiums rise sharply for 2017.  As they have each year ever since full implementation of Obamacare in 2014."President Obama calls this a “transition” because insurers aggressively priced too low to get healthy people to sign up."Oh, rilly?This must be why Obama's healthcare advisor Ezekiel Emanuel accused insurers back in 2014 of aggressively increasing their prices before Obamacare went fully into effect."Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel and President Obama's health care advisor during the… [read post]
22 Oct 7:50 am
WHEN EVERY GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE IS THE WORST REPUBLICAN EVER: At the Washington Post back in March, Dana Milbank admitted, “Donald Trump makes me miss George W. Bush.” Milbank actually said the same thing in 2014 in response to the rise of the Tea Party. Yet at the same time he claimed that, were Bush still in office, “we might be at war with Iran and North Korea by now, and perhaps Portugal.” Got that? When it’s convenient, a Republican president can be bad enough to lead us into World War III; when stacked up next to contemporary Republicans,… [read post]
22 Oct 7:46 am
In general, IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions are exempt from the account owner’s creditors under Illinois law. They cannot be seized or garnished by creditors. In an article by Bruce E. Bell, Protecting Retirement Plan Assets from Creditors, he points out that assets passing to beneficiaries of the deceased plan owner are also in many cases exempt from claims of creditors. Exceptions include divorcing spouses, child support obligations and some Federal tax obligations. Regarding bankruptcy, IRAs are exempt subject to a statutory cap which is currently $1,283,025. IRA owners can avoid… [read post]
22 Oct 7:43 am
Remember when Google’s motto used to be “don’t be evil?” Those were the days huh? Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable… [read post]
22 Oct 7:42 am
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22 Oct 7:42 am
Huffington Post (Oct. 21, 2016): To Protect People Fleeing Mosul, Undo Iraq’s Anti-Shelter Policy, by Lisa Davis: The battle for Mosul will result in a humanitarian crisis, but the need for shelter will go tragically unmet in Iraq. A major... [read post]
22 Oct 7:40 am
Co-authored by Leila Sadat     “Let us leave here renewed in our devotion to justice – not just for the people of our own countries, but for the people of all countries.  Let us leave here refreshed in our determination to defend human rights, to protect human liberty, and to uphold human dignity wherever and whenever it is threatened.”– Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Sept. 29, 2016) On September 29-30, 2016, the Tenth International Humanitarian Law Dialogs convened… [read post]