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MT: DLI Launches New Claims Examiner Certification Website

Helena, MT (CompNewsNetwork) - The Montana Department of Labor and Industry launched a new Claims Examiner Certification website. The 2009 Legislative Session passed the new voluntary Claims Examiner Certification process. The purpose of this legislation is to establish standards for the voluntary certification...

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on LEED Decertification

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Renewable Energy & Green Building Law

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Energy Regulation

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Shari Shapiro, LEED Accredited Professional and Green Building Law Blogger, Discusses LEED Decertification

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and , focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability Coordinator for Obermayer...

Videocast - Shari Shapiro of Green Building Law Blog looks at Renewable Energy & Green Building Law

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Video by Shari Shapiro, Sustainability Coordinator and Green Building Law Blogger, on Green Building Law and Energy Regulation

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Florida Judge Blocks GOP Quest For Crist Refunds

MIAMI - (AP) Republicans upset that Gov. Charlie Crist abandoned the GOP to become an independent were thwarted Thursday in a legal maneuver to force Crist's U.S. Senate campaign to refund about $7.5 million in contributions. Circuit Judge Jack Schoonover in Naples refused class-action certification...

California High Court Revives Baycol Class Action Appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court on Feb. 28 revived an appeal involving a Baycol heart drug state consumer class action, saying an appeals court misapplied the state's "death knell" doctrine about what claims can be appealed and how soon they must be appealed...

U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide

"Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide . This guide is a new tool being made available to law enforcement officials to support investigations and prosecutions involving qualified immigrant victims of crime. Included...

A Momentary Lapse? Period Of Lapsed Provider Certification In Delaware Not Sufficient To Disqualify Medical Bills

A big shout-out to both Dr. Doug Briggs who brought this case to my attention, and to Donna Forrest at the DOL who brought the case to his attention. Today's case is a very narrow issue and it is just quirky enough to be worth knowing. The answers to questions like this is what separates the men...

A Momentary Lapse? Period Of Lapsed Provider Certification In Delaware Not Sufficient To Disqualify Medical Bills

A big shout-out to both Dr. Doug Briggs who brought this case to my attention, and to Donna Forrest at the DOL who brought the case to his attention. Today's case is a very narrow issue and it is just quirky enough to be worth knowing. The answers to questions like this is what separates the men...

Notice to Stakeholders Regarding H-2A Certifications - DOL, Oct. 21, 2013

"As a result of the unique perishable nature of agricultural commodities in the H-2A program, OFLC will temporarily (for a period not to exceed 30 days) implement the following mailing procedure: Upon certification of an H-2A application, the Chicago National Processing Center will send the...

David A. Isaacson: Certification of State Law Questions - A New Trend in Second Cir. Immigration Cases?

"In both February and May of this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit did something that it appears not to have done in an immigration case in more than fifteen years, and that is rare for other courts to do in such cases as well. In Nguyen v. Holder , on February 14, 2014, and...

And Then There Was LEED v4

By George M. Nicholos , Associate, Vandeventer Black LLP U.S. Green Building Council Inc., (USGBC) recently rolled out LEED version 4 (LEED v4) of the Leadership and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. LEED v4 was originally referred to as LEED 2012, but delays during the public...

Even with LEED, Clear Specifications and Proper Documentation are Necessary

A recent lawsuit filed in California over the proper documentation necessary for LEED certification ( discussed in detail at the Green Building Law Update ) emphasizes the fact that, no matter how detailed the LEED certification process seems to be, a mere reference to that process or a certain level...

DOL Expands Visa Protection for Trafficking Victims

"U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced that the labor department's Wage and Hour Division will begin to exercise its authority to certify applications for trafficking victims seeking "T" visas. The division will also certify "U" visa requests when it detects...

Does Breach of Warranty Void Insurance Coverage? Strict Compliance With Marine Insurance Warranty is Required

Marine insurance contains warranties – promises by the insured for future conduct on which the policy relies – and if breached would cause the policy to be void. Such warranties are usually strictly construed because the policy would not have been issued but for the warranty. In Guam Indus...

NYC to Provide U and T Visa Certifications

Office of the Mayor, NYC, Feb. 9, 2016 - "Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis announced that CCHR is now accepting requests for U and T visa certifications, making it the first and only anti-discrimination agency...