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  • Seattle sending elephants to Oklahoma City Zoo

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:40:06 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Like the Supersonics, Seattle's two remaining elephants are relocating to Oklahoma City.

  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:37:55 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.

  • Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas issued bonds

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:32:25 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on issuing bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S. The shift comes after a federal judge ordered a halt to a detention strategy aimed at deterring other illegal crossings.

  • Sentence reduced for 2 Supreme Court demonstrators

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:32:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two protesters who pleaded guilty to demonstrating inside the Supreme Court have had their sentences reduced from five days in jail to one.

  • Jury: Billionaire looted mining firm; trial eyed huge home

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:31:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, jurors found Friday after a trial that spotlighted one of the world's biggest private homes.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:58:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program.

  • Mexico City former mayor breaks with leftist PRD party

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:55:25 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Friday he is splitting with the country's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, citing what he described as its increasing closeness to President Enrique Pena Nieto and the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party.

  • Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:40:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has bid farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder one more time.

  • Seattle sending elephants to Oklahoma City Zoo

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:40:06 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Like the Supersonics, Seattle's two remaining elephants are relocating to Oklahoma City.

  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:37:55 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.

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  • What are the duties of a parenting coordinator?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:24:24 GMT

    Sometimes British Columbia parents are unable to agree on matters regarding the custody of their children. When this happens, the court could impose a parenting coordination order on the parents, making them meet with a parenting coordinator. However, not everyone...

  • What to know about being an executor

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:05 GMT

    Being appointed as an executor to a love one’s will may be an honorable role, or it could be completely terrifying, depending on your temperament. Outside of that, it is helpful to know what is going to be expected of...

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    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:18:45 GMT

    The issue of child custody often becomes the primary struggle between couples in Charlotte divorce cases. Yet if settling on an acceptable child custody agreement between two divorcing parents can be difficult, imagine how much more so it can be...

  • Fiduciaries may be liable for breaches under federal rules

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:30 GMT

    Fiduciaries are individuals empowered to act or manage assets on behalf of other parties, and in Kansas and other jurisdictions, their behaviors are governed by explicit laws. Even if a fiduciary does not take an illegal action on their own,...

  • Domestic violence victims and their financial options

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:27 GMT

    Incidents of domestic violence often become the subject of criminal proceedings. However, many of these incidents also result in civil cases where the injured party is able to receive payment for some of the damages experienced through the dispute. While...