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15 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Charlotte Law Library
As we celebrate National Library Week, I encourage you to reflect upon the enchantment which attaches to certain books.  Book lovers know the value of a good book; how it may inspire, challenge, foreshadow and, in other ways, impact lives.  However, even book lovers acknowledge that sometimes a book is more than just a book. The embossed book plate bore the words, “Sioux City Public Library, Sioux City, IA” and the inscription read “From the Children of Sioux City, Iowa… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 3:44 pm by By JENNY ANDERSON
With the purchase and overhaul of the Garden Centre Group in Britain, Mr. Hands and his private equity firm, Terra Firma, are aiming to get back in the game. [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 8:36 pm by Michalczak, PLLC
I have developed a favorite annual tradition of burying my eyes, heart and soul into Emerson’s Nature as I meander with the turtles and sparrows through the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.  Commune with nature daily, they say, and the beauty will abound endlessly… 23When one encounters attractive objectsEven though they appear beautiful, like a colourful rainbow in the summer,Seeing them as not truly existing and abandoning attachmentIs a Bodhisattva practice. - from The Thirty-Seven… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 12:52 am by Hull & Hull LLP
  Prince Edward Island is the home of the International Children’s Memorial Place (“ICMP”). The mission of the ICMP is to promote and foster the health and well-being of individuals and families who grieve for the physical and emotional loss of a child. ICMP operates a beautiful 12 acre park dedicated to the memory of lost children. It features a walking trail with reflection points, a path of remembrance, paved with engraved bricks, a labyrinth, and a memorial forest. … [read post]
26 Mar 2014, 5:12 am by By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
A new letter from the Barington Capital Group is intended to turn up the heat on the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, which has been facing pressure for months. [read post]
21 Mar 2014, 12:03 am by Ben Reeve-Lewis
[Ben Reeve Lewis'  has had an eventful week  ...] Well I’ve had an eventful week, participating in a joint police , local authority taskforce to clean up a particularly run down and crime ridden high street in my locale. Hitting the street with Police, UKBA officers (Now apparently called “ICE”, so they kept reminding us), environmental health, trading standards, food safety, EDF & British Gas revenue lads and a few odds and sods from DWP etc. In 6 hours we only got… [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 4:44 am by Sara Bergan
Yesterday afternoon, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the methodology for calculating value of solar (VOS) tariffs in Minnesota as developed by the Department of Commerce. In doing so, Minnesota became the first in the nation to adopt a VOS tariff methodology. The Commission was required by statute to take action on the VOS calculation methodology by the end of the month. It had three options: to approve it as proposed, reject it, or approve it with modifications and with the… [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 4:44 am by Sara Bergan
On Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the methodology for calculating value of solar (VOS) tariffs in Minnesota as developed by the Department of Commerce. According to the statute, the Commission had to take action on the methodology by roughly the end of the month and its options were to approve it, reject it, or approve it with modifications and with the consent of the Department. More detail on the Department's January 31st recommendation can be… [read post]
12 Mar 2014, 6:39 am
A settlement means that in exchange for workers' compensation paying you money, you agree to give up the right to have the workers' compensation insurance company pay for any medical care or lost wage benefits. Forever. In Florida, a Judge of Compensation Claims does not have the power (or jurisdiction) to award a lump sum amount of money to an injured worker or tell an injured worker how much their case is worth. A settlement is voluntary and can only be reached by the agreement of both parties.… [read post]
5 Mar 2014, 4:00 am by Ruth Carter
One of the challenges of being a business owner is your days are unstructured except for the structure you impose on them yourself. And since there’s always something that needs to get done in the business, it’s easy to get trapped behind my laptop for hours on end, even on the weekend. I realized that I need to schedule in some fun so I get a much needed re-charge at time and enjoy all that the Phoenix area has to offer. Photo by Devon Christopher Adams – used with… [read post]
Medicaid is a vast and complicated program that is of interest to different people for different reasons. It has actually become more difficult to understand since the health care laws have been changed. In this post we will look at Medicaid in Kew Gardens NY only as it applies to long-term care for senior citizens. What About Medicare? When you are planning ahead with your senior years in mind you may not consider the relevance of Medicaid. If you have paid into the program sufficiently throughout… [read post]
1 Mar 2014, 1:41 pm by David Deitch
We have previously reported on the arrangements being made by the Garden City Group for remittance of money to the former customers of Full Tilt Poker.  Since that time, there has been a lengthy process for the submission of claims to the group for administration. It appears that players’ waiting has not been all for […] [read post]
28 Feb 2014, 10:13 am by Sarah Johnson Phillips
This morning, Xcel Energy announced plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of solar energy generation. Xcel included its RFP plans in a filing submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) outlining its strategy for complying with Minnesota’s new solar energy standard. The standard requires that public utilities like Xcel obtain 1.5 percent of their retail sales from solar energy resources by 2020. Xcel expects to obtain about 1/3 of… [read post]
28 Feb 2014, 10:13 am by Sarah Johnson Phillips
This morning, Xcel Energy announced plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of solar energy generation. Xcel included its RFP plans in a filing submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) outlining its strategy for complying with Minnesota’s new solar energy standard. The standard requires that public utilities like Xcel obtain 1.5 percent of their retail sales from solar energy resources. Xcel expects to obtain about 1/3 of its… [read post]
21 Feb 2014, 1:14 pm by Sara Bergan
After a full day of hearing arguments on Xcel’s proposed Community Solar Garden (CSG) program (see more on that here), the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission deliberated in public on the issue yesterday and made some important modifications to Xcel’s proposal. The program would allow Xcel customers to invest in off-site solar facilities and receive bill credit for their portion of generation. Ultimately that credit would be at the Value of Solar rate, but as parties await a decision… [read post]
20 Feb 2014, 7:09 am by Louis Pechman
The claim of workers at Madison Square Garden that service charges imposed by the Garden were “gratuities” that were not passed on to the workers has been given the green light by an appellate court in New York.  The servers all worked during the last decade as food and beverage servers at Madison Square Garden. Attorneys for the workers brought the class action wage lawsuit, based on New York Labor Law §196-d, claiming that the Garden retained a portion of a mandatory… [read post]
The process of estate planning should ideally be a broad and comprehensive one. Recording your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets is only part of what you should take into consideration. You should also address the postmortem aspect. On the other side of the coin, you should address the period of time that would logically precede your death. This can include the execution of a power of attorney to appoint someone to act on your behalf in the event of your incapacitation. Power of… [read post]
7 Feb 2014, 12:47 am by Ross Beaton
Richardson v Director of Public Prosecutions [2014] UKSC 8 – read judgment / press summary  The tactics of protesters engaging in demonstrations, or acts of civil disobedience, frequently raise interesting questions of law. A demonstration by two activists opposed to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories, who entered a shop in Covent Garden which sold produce from the Dead Sea, produced on an Israeli settlement, recently resulted in the Supreme Court addressing two… [read post]
31 Jan 2014, 12:38 pm by Sara Bergan
by Sara Bergan and Sarah Johnson Phillips In May 2013, the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation that, among other things, set a solar standard, directed Xcel Energy to develop a community solar garden program, and provided for the development of an alternative tariff mechanism to net metering that would also serve as the rate for community solar garden programs. Under this new scenario and instead of traditional net-metering arrangements, customers would potentially buy all of their… [read post]
Many estate planning attorneys also focus on elder law issues. When you hear the term “elder law” you may wonder exactly where the focus lies. In a general sense, elder law attorneys assist people who are concerned about legal issues that are of interest to senior citizens. Some elder law attorneys focus on legislation that impacts seniors. They may advocate certain positions. Most elder law attorneys are involved in personal interactions with clients who want to prepare for the… [read post]