Law Enforcement Think Tank Gives 9 Key Recommendations On How To Prevent ‘Gun Violence’

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington-based think tank, on Friday released their Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence following a Thursday meeting with the nation’s big-city police chiefs. “The recommendations recognize that solving the gun violence problem is not the responsibility of one entity or one level of government,” the recommendation guide said....

‘Right to Try’ law no panacea for terminally ill, experts say

Stacy Perry enjoys sitting on the sidelines at soccer games and cheering on her children. She’s the quintessential embarrassing mom, yelling “That’s my keeper!” when her oldest daughter, 13-year-old Bryanna, stops a goal. She cheers, “Rah-rah-ree, go 73!” when son Maddox, 11, wearing the No. 73 jersey, breaks into the clear with the ball. But...

The Rule of Law Is Crumbling Further Each Day Under Trump

On June 4, the White House announced that President Trump’s planned congratulatory appearance with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles was canceled because, it stated, “They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem.” Reporters quickly noted that no Eagle players knelt during the anthem last season. Characteristically...

Avoid Bungling Off-Cycle Engagements with Stockholders

Many clients are now turning from their annual meeting to plans for off-cycle engagements with their institutional investors, including the passive strategy behemoths (Blackrock, State Street and Vanguard which tend to own, in the aggregate, around 20% of many of our mid- and large-cap clients), traditional actively managed funds, pension funds, and hedge funds. [1]...

The Law Q&A | Class-action suits: Who gets protection?

On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employees who have agreed as a term of their employment to arbitrate all disputes with their employers cannot bring class-action lawsuits against those employers. Jsut what is a “class-action” lawsuit, anyway? No, it’s not a lawsuit that is classy. Federal and Illinois law allows lawsuits to...

Best Lawyer/Law Firm

With a combined total of nearly 30 years’ experience, brothers Victor R. and Manuel “Manny” Parra are the powerhouse behind this year’s Best Law Firm. Parra Law Firm has swept the category for the sixth year in a row. Manny graduated from New York University School of Law while his brother, a former UTEP Miner,...

DR Congo mining code regulations signed into law

Regulations to implement Congo’s new mining code have been signed into law with no changes, advisers to the prime minister told Reuters on Saturday, despite objections from mining firms that have been threatening legal action. Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala signed the regulations into law overnight, his adviser Patrick Mutombo Buzangu told Reuters by telephone, but...

Blue states find ways to undercut GOP tax law

Residents of some blue states may get a surprisingly big tax cut thanks to workarounds state lawmakers are crafting to subvert a controversial new cap on deductions for state and local taxes. In places like New York, taxpayers will not only be able to claim the same break as before Republicans imposed a new $10,000...