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Meyer Wilson Partners Named to 2021 Best Lawyers, Ohio Attorney David Meyer Named Lawyer of the Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — David P. Meyer and Matthew R. Wilson have built Ohio-based Meyer Wilson into one of the country’s most recognizable and respected civil trial practices for complex class actions, mass torts, and investor claims over fraud and misconduct.” data-reactid=”13″COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/

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Report: Chinese rights lawyer has his license revoked

Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Chinese human rights lawyer who was arrested in 2015 in a nationwide crackdown has had his license confiscated after a career of defending political dissidents.

Xie Yang, one of more than 200 people who were detained in 2015, has had his license revoked by the Justice Department of Hunan Province, the South China Morning Post reported.

The notice of the decision, posted last week, claimed Xie was being penalized for “disrupting court order,” according to the report.

On Thursday, the human rights lawyer said he would try to overturn the order.

“The reasons [the department] cited happened in 2015, and this was already beyond the legal period,” he said. “They could not punish me with these charges.”

Xie pleaded guilty to subversion in December 2017, and authorities agreed to exempt him from additional penalties after delivering a three-year prison sentence. Xie was released after being

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Judge Allows Ex-Ohio House Speaker More Time to Find Lawyer | Political News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former speaker of the Ohio House can take more time to find a permanent lawyer to defend him against a charge related to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company money for personal and political use, in exchange for passing a legislative bailout of two nuclear power plants and then derailing an attempt to place a rejection of the bailout on the ballot.

Four defendants pleaded not guilty earlier this month to the charge that they conspired as part of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at saving the plants.

A judge allowed Householder to delay that Aug. 6 court appearance to find a new attorney. Householder’s current attorney, Dave Thomas, says he has an unspecified conflict of interest and must drop off

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House Ethics Committee Says Republican Congressman Broke Rules, Not Law In Tweet At Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has avoided any real punishment for his tweet last year that took aim at the former attorney to President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, before he was said to speak in front of Congress. 

“Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…” Gaetz said in a since-deleted tweet.

The House Ethics Committee admonished Gaetz Friday, though it determined that the Republican representative hadn’t broken the law.

“The ISC reviewed Representative Gaetz’s conduct and did not find that he had the requisite intent to establish a violation of the federal criminal statutes prohibiting witness tampering and obstruction of Congress,” the Ethics Committee said in a report. “The ISC did find, however, that Representative Gaetz’s conduct violated House Rule

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Indian Lawyer, Convicted by Supreme Court Over Tweets, Faces Deadline | World News

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Aditya Kalra

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – One of India’s most prominent lawyers faces a Monday deadline to apologise to the Supreme Court or risk jail in a case testing the judiciary’s openness to criticism and sparking a debate on freedom of speech in the world’s largest democracy.

Prashant Bhushan, 63, was found guilty of criminal contempt for attempting “to scandalize the entire institution” with Twitter posts depicting the chief justice on a motorcycle while the court’s work was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and criticising previous top judges.

The top court on Thursday ordered Bhushan, who has championed public interest litigation, to issue an “unconditional apology” by Monday. He faces up to six months in jail or a fine of 2,000 rupees ($27) or both.

“Any apology would be insincere,” Bhushan told Reuters, declining to comment further as the matter is before the court.

He

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Does Common Law Marriage Still Exist in California? Yes and No.

Does common law marriage still exist in California? The answer is yes and no.

It’s a good question and one that is the subject of misunderstanding. We have heard or read others say that California never recognizes any type of common law marriage in any situation or other statements similar to that. But is that really true?

Keep reading. Obviously, this article is not legal advice. It only provides general information. If you need legal advice about your situation, please have a private consultation with an attorney. Also, this article only addresses general information about California law and not any other State or jurisdiction.

Common law marriage in California and the Old versus New West

Marriage is a creature of statute in California. That means a valid marriage entered into the State of California requires the husband and wife must go through the formal process of the marriage licensing and

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California Financing Law | The Department of Business Oversight

Responsible Small Dollar Loans Pilot Program

Senate Bill 318 (Chap. 467, Stats. 2013) was signed into law on October 1, 2013 and is operative January 1, 2014. The bill created the Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans (RSDL) to increase the availability of responsible small dollar installment loans of at least $300 but less than $2,500. Finance lenders who are licensed underthe CFLL and approved by the Commissioner of Business Oversight (Commissioner) to participate in the program may charge specified alternative interest rates and charges, including an administrative fee and delinquency fees, on loans of at least $300 but less than $2,500, subject to certain requirements. Licensees participating in the program are also permitted to use the services of a finder as defined in Section 22371 of the Financial Code.

Licensees under the former pilot program for affordable credit-building opportunities:

Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill

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Commonly Requested U.S. Laws and Regulations

Learn about some of the best-known U.S. laws and regulations.

Federal Laws and Agency Enforcement

One way to learn about federal laws and regulations is through the federal agencies charged with enforcing them. Check the list below for links to agency sites on popular legal topics. Where no federal law exists, sites offer compilations of state laws on a topic.

Business

Child Welfare

Consumer Protection

Controlled Substances

Debt and Bankruptcy

Education

Health

Historic Preservation

Housing

Homeland Security

Immigration and Citizenship

Information and Privacy

Jobs and Employment

Protection of Animals and the Environment

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity in:

  • Public accommodations

  • Jobs

  • Transportation

  • Government services

  • Telecommunications

The Department of Justice ADA information line answers questions about ADA requirements. It’s available to businesses, state and local governments, and the public. Call 1- 800-514-0301 (TTY: 1-800-514-0383).

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Law legal definition of law

Law

A body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority.

In U.S. law, the word law refers to any rule that if broken subjects a party to criminal punishment or civil liability. Laws in the United States are made by federal, state, and local legislatures, judges, the president, state governors, and administrative agencies.

Law in the United States is a mosaic of statutes, treaties, case law, Administrative Agency regulations, executive orders, and local laws. U.S. law can be bewildering because the laws of the various jurisdictions—federal, state, and local—are sometimes in conflict. Moreover, U.S. law is not static. New laws are regularly introduced, old laws are repealed, and existing laws are modified, so the precise definition of a particular law may be different in the future from what it is today.

The U.S. Constitution

The highest law in the United

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19 Top California Law Schools (2020 Rankings)

Below you will find a list of top California Law Schools approved by the American Bar Association in 2020.

American Bar Association, or ABA, is the largest private organization of American lawyers.

ABA is an authority in formulating guidelines for the practice of law, advising legislation, lobbying for the law as a profession, even evaluating federal judges.

Call Merrill, Arnone & Jones at (707) 528-2882 to learn more or visit American Bar Association.

 

 

California Western School of Law

Application Deadline: April 1

 

 


 

 

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Application Deadline: April 16

 

 


 

 

Golden Gate University School of Law

Application Deadline: April 15

 

 


 

 

Loyola Law School

Application Deadline: February 1

 

 


 

 

Pepperdine University School of Law

Application Deadline: April 15

 

 


 

 

Santa Clara University School of Law

Application Deadline: February 15

 

 


 

 

Southwestern Law School

Application Deadline: April 1

 

 


 

 

Stanford Law School

Application Deadline: February 1

 

 

William L. Adams is an alumnus of Stanford UniversityWilliam L. Adams is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of Stanford Law School

An innovative, solution-oriented attorney, Bill serves as a counselor and an advocate for clients across the spectrum of legal services from proactive risk advice and cooperative transactions to crisis

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