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  • Los Angeles Police May Soon Change Enforcement of Leash Laws and Other Violations

    Los Angeles Police May Soon Change Enforcement of Leash Laws and Other Violations An article in the Los Angeles Times reports on a new system being pro ...

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  • Hear No Evil, See No Evil Is Not A Smart Game Plan

    After posting recently about the jury verdict in New York against Arab Bank on claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) by victims of terrorist violence, I ran across an excellent client alert from Sullivan and Cromwell that discusses a decision by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, rendered on the same day as the jury verdict, that involves a lawsuit against National Westminster Bank (prev.

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    • Credit Unions Also Weighed Down By Regulatory Burdens

      Recently, a group of credit union executives in Cincinnati sat down with Staff Reporter Steve Watkins of the Cincinnati Business Courier and let him know that when bankers complain about the regulatory burden that is crushing them, credit union executives feel their pain (albeit, in a tax-free kind of way).
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    • STAND And Deliver Legal Services

      An unauthorized practice decision of the Ohio Supreme Court is described by Kathleen Maloney A Lorain County non-lawyer and his corporation engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by providing legal advice to individuals facing criminal charges, according to an Ohio Supreme Court decision today. The court directed King Ayettey Zubaidah and STAND, Inc.
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    • MJ Co-Ops: DOA?

      Readers may recallthe brilliant idea for "cannabis co-ops,"hatched by Colorado legislators who, sunshine on their shoulders, were not only crying at the beauty of the concept, but apparently flying at 30,000 feet on a Rocky Mountain High. And, of course, as was the case with the Dude's soiled floor rug, they were looking for a way to "tie the room together.
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    • A Look at the Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Hawaii's 2014 Ballot

      …, ditches) that require maintenance or improvement which appear beyond the current owner's ability to finance. This amendment would allow the State to authorize revenue bonds to help with that financing. Stay tuned. Election day is about a month away. A popular adage here comes to mind: If you no vote, no grumble.…

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    • Hear No Evil, See No Evil Is Not A Smart Game Plan

      …After posting recently about the jury verdict in New York against Arab Bank on claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) by victims of terrorist violence, I ran across an excellent client alert from Sullivan and Cromwell that discusses a decision by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, rendered on the same day as the jury verdict, that involves…

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    • STAND And Deliver Legal Services

      …An unauthorized practice decision of the Ohio Supreme Court is described by Kathleen Maloney A Lorain County non-lawyer and his corporation engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by providing legal advice to individuals facing criminal charges, according to an Ohio Supreme Court decision today. The court directed King Ayettey Zubaidah…

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    • Credit Unions Also Weighed Down By Regulatory Burdens

      … union executives met with me for lunch on Monday at Palomino to talk about the issues that are affecting them, and the regulatory burden was topic one. They had just met Monday morning with U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, a Cincinnati Republican, primarily about the possibility of easing the regulatory burden. Patrick Harris, director of legislative affairs…

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    • Los Angeles Police May Soon Change Enforcement of Leash Laws and Other Violations

      …Los Angeles Police May Soon Change Enforcement of Leash Laws and Other Violations An article in the Los Angeles Times reports on a new system being proposed by the Los Angeles City Council which would allow officers to immediately issue fines for "quality of life" violations such as walking your dog without a leash. Read the article here…

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    • MJ Co-Ops: DOA?

      …Readers may recallthe brilliant idea for "cannabis co-ops,"hatched by Colorado legislators who, sunshine on their shoulders, were not only crying at the beauty of the concept, but apparently flying at 30,000 feet on a Rocky Mountain High. And, of course, as was the case with the Dude's soiled floor rug, they were looking for a way to "tie the room…

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    • Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

      …ByBret BusackerandBret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated Business Associate Agreements.New HIPAA privacy and security rules adopted last year require revisions to most…

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    • Many HOA Owners Could Learn From Robin Williams and the No Asshole Rule

      …By David Swedelson, Senior Partner, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Robin Williams is dead. We lost a great talent, a very funny man. As one commentator wrote, the world is a lot less funny today. I read an interesting article about Robin Williams and the No Asshole Rule. Not surprising, it is reported that Robin Williams…

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    • Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

      …Of all of the impacts ofHurricaneTropical Storm Iselle-- which whacked the Big Island but thankfully not the rest of the state last Friday -- the one that may be the longest lasting may be that the Democratic Party primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death ofDan Inouye(filled in the interim by Brian Schatz, appointed…

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    • Hawaii Supreme Court: Open Records Law Mandates Attorneys Fee Awards

      …Ourpartner, and fellowblogger, Robert Thomas highlights our recent success at the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case ofOahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie. The case is a little more procedurally technical than my title, so if you want the background, check out Robert'sposton the case (with links to briefs). From the decision: We consider whether…

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    • CIA Admits It Spied on Senate Investigation of CIA

      …Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Mar. 11, 2014: [I have] grave concerns that the CIA's search [of Senate computers] ... may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effective congressional oversight of intelligence activities or any other government function.... Besides…

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    • Join SwedelsonGottlieb at the Relay for Life

      …Looking for a fun, healthy way to support a great cause? This Saturday, SwedelsonGottlieb staff will be teaming up with the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Community Associations Institute in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Come on over to Santa Monica and join us this Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. Follow this link to register…

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