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China puts foreign groups under police supervision and requires them to find Chinese sponsors

International Law Posted Apr 29, 2016 02:35 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss China has passed a new law requiring foreign nongovernmental organizations—known as NGOs—to register with police and to find official Chinese sponsors. The law passed Thursday amid criticism … Continue reading

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Those who knowingly send texts that distract drivers could face liability in Pennsylvania

Injury & Accident Law Posted Apr 29, 2016 01:45 pm CDT By Martha Neil It isn’t just drivers who text behind the wheel who run the risk of accidents and expensive lawsuits. In an apparent case of first impression in … Continue reading

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Top Florida court strikes state statute that paid worker’s comp lawyer $1.53 per hour

Constitutional Law Posted Apr 28, 2016 04:45 pm CDT By Martha Neil The Florida Supreme Court has struck, as unconstitutional a mandatory fee schedule set by a 2009 state law that limits the attorney’s fees that can be paid to … Continue reading

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As ‘deeply flawed’ revised persuader rule takes effect, ABA joins in effort to block it

Labor & Employment Posted Apr 28, 2016 03:40 pm CDT By Martha Neil For 50 years, federal labor law requiring employers to disclose the involvement of consultants in attempts made to persuade employees not to unionize has included a broad … Continue reading

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Suit blames Snapchat’s speed tracker for high-speed auto accident

Trials & Litigation Posted Apr 28, 2016 11:38 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Snapchat logo, courtesy of Snapchat. A Georgia man is blaming his auto accident on a teen driver and a Snapchat feature that tracks the speed of … Continue reading

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If your husband tells you he regained his law license, check it out, Georgia lawyer learns

Legal Ethics Posted Apr 28, 2016 05:45 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss An Atlanta lawyer has been suspended from law practice for three months as a result of practicing law alongside her husband after believing his claim that he … Continue reading

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Judge says Amazon must refund parents for in-app purchases made by children

Internet Law Posted Apr 27, 2016 04:55 pm CDT By Martha Neil A federal judge on Tuesday agreed with the Federal Trade Commission that Amazon.com Inc. didn’t do enough to disclose to parents that children could potentially make in-app purchases … Continue reading

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Is nonlawyer ownership of law firms long overdue? Or a bad idea?

Question of the Week Posted Apr 27, 2016 04:34 pm CDT By Sarah Mui This week, we noted that until Monday, May 2, the ABA is seeking comments on an issues paper that considers the risks and benefits of alternative … Continue reading

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Learning to play chess teaches jail inmates life strategies

Criminal Justice Posted Apr 27, 2016 03:42 pm CDT By Martha Neil It might seem that learning to play chess is a good way to pass the time for those incarcerated in Chicago’s Cook County Jail. But it’s much more … Continue reading

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Supreme Court majority appears to side with former governor appealing corruption conviction

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Apr 27, 2016 01:58 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A majority of the eight justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to side with former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell on Wednesday in a challenge to … Continue reading

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