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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"
    I've just read the manuscript of Bo Burt's forthcoming posthumous book, "Justice and Empathy." The book restates themes from his earlier work. Given my background, I was especially taken with his use of psychoanalytic theory to describe the…
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
  • Jan 16

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president
    After the 1800 election was thrown into the House of Representatives, Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter urging Representative James Bayard of Delaware to support Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  Hamilton argued that Burr, whom he…
Rank this Week: 514

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Covers educational law topcis, including constitutional issues, labor and employment and special education. By Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

http://www.connecticuteducationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 827

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jan 17

    Prepare for Your Profession

    Prepare for Your Profession
    Law students often become so caught up in surviving each class week that they forget the bigger picture. They are preparing for being lawyers! Their clients will depend on them to be great lawyers, not just mediocre lawyers. Every skill...
  • Jan 15

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne
    Associate Director of Bar Services Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016 To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174 Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic…
  • Jan 14

    Carolinas Colloquium - Call for Proposal

    Carolinas Colloquium - Call for Proposal
    See the attached PDF for more information: Download 2017 Carolinas Colloquium Call for Proposals.
Rank this Week: 4448

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2
    With the new year upon us, cyberthieves are once again attempting to prey on unwitting HR professionals, as my colleague William Roberts explained in an article last week for SHRM on phishing. The scam goes like this. As an HR professional,…
  • Jan 5

    Protecting Confidential Information from Untrustworthy Employee

    Protecting Confidential Information from Untrustworthy Employee
    My colleague Gary Starr returns today with a story worth reading about the need for employers to secure confidential information.  Although it is based on Massachusetts, it has applicability to employers elsewhere as well.  …
  • Jan 4

    Punitive Damages Not Available For State Employment Discrimination Claim

    Punitive Damages Not Available For State Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a decision that will be officially released next week, the Connecticut Supreme Court has, at last, ruled that punitive damages are not an available remedy for state law employment discrimination claims. You may recall that I discussed the…
Rank this Week: 801

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Jan 15

    How to Sell Investment Service

    How to Sell Investment Service
    As I understand, the term "consultative selling" was first used by author and sales expert Mack Hanan. The concept is simple. Know what your customer needs and offer them solutions to their problems. The process is a…
  • Jan 11

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan
    I'm delighted to work with the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ("PRMIA") in delivering four (4) educational webinars about retirement plan risk management. According to its website, PRMIA is a "non-profit professional…
  • Jan 8

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication
    My blog post entitled "Simplifying Retirement Planning Communications" resonated with readers. It's no surprise that there are still discussions about how best to improve the information provided to participants. Given the amount of…
Rank this Week: 3107

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Internet Shaming of Connecticut Underage Drinkers (& their Parents) Has Got to Stop

    Internet Shaming of Connecticut Underage Drinkers (& their Parents) Has Got to Stop
    Connecticut police are going to even greater lengths these days to bust underage drinking parties and arrest teenagers and their parents for distributing and possessing alcohol. Many of the top criminal lawyers / attorneys in Darien, New…
  • Jan 8

    Uber Connecticut Now Hiring Drivers with Criminal Conviction Record

    Uber Connecticut Now Hiring Drivers with Criminal Conviction Record
    At the very end of last year, Uber Connecticut quietly made an announcement that has provided a boon to struggling drivers with criminal conviction records. At the same time, it’s sure to give Fairfield County parents second thoughts…
  • Dec 31

    I Just Got Arrested on Metro North in Connecticut. What Do I Do Now?

    I Just Got Arrested on Metro North in Connecticut. What Do I Do Now?
    For thousands of Connecticut residents and teenagers, taking the Metro North train to New York City – Grand Central Station – is a rite of passage. But for anyone who has taken Connecticut Metro North either in or out of the city,…
Rank this Week: 1858

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1740

A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Jan 9

    Connecticut Personal Injury Trial

    Connecticut Personal Injury Trial
    Movies, TV reports, and books are almost always written about one aspect of law: trial. No one has yet to sell a movie about the attorney who drafted the most amazing trust ever. This post explores the elements of a Connecticut personal…
  • Dec 23

    A Connecticut Law Blog Turns 9

    A Connecticut Law Blog Turns 9
    Nine years ago, I’m sitting in my basement. I’m writing my first words on this blog. At the time, WordPress defaulted to making the first post read “Hello” – hence the title of my first post…
  • Dec 17

    I Was In A Car Accident Do I Have To Pay Copays?

    I Was In A Car Accident Do I Have To Pay Copays?
    I was in a car accident do I have to pay copays? Car Accident Do I Have To Pay Copays You are driving home from work. Or maybe on your way to the store. And suddenly someone drives into you. You were doing nothing wrong. The other driver…
Rank this Week: 439

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Jan 7

    Research Courses Spring 2017

    Research Courses Spring 2017
    Here are the research courses offered Spring 2016. Please contact Julie Krishnaswami or John Nann if you have any questions. ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH: METHODS AND SOURCES (“ALR”) (21027) 
  • Jan 3

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift
    The Rare Book Collection is honored to be the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Professor S. F. C. Milsom (1923-2016): the 1561 Richard Tottel edition of the Novae Narrationes. What makes the gift special is the stature of its donor,…
  • Dec 20

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian
    In the spirit of the Season there is a new exhibit in the Foreign and International Law Collection Reading Room: “Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian.” It focuses on the major role…
Rank this Week: 419

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Jan 3

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift
    The Rare Book Collection is honored to be the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Professor S. F. C. Milsom (1923-2016): the 1561 Richard Tottel edition of the Novae Narrationes. What makes the gift special is the stature of its donor,…
  • Nov 15

    Recent acquisitions in Cuban law

    Recent acquisitions in Cuban law
    A number of our recent acquisitions are in the field of Cuban law. Here are some of the highlights.
  • Nov 7

    Exhibit talk: "Representing the Law in Renaissance Venice"

    Exhibit talk: "Representing the Law in Renaissance Venice"
    The role of imagery in the governance of Renaissance Venice will be explored in an exhibit talk sponsored by the Yale Law Library. Christopher W. Platts (History of Art, Yale University) will speak on “Representing the Law in…
Rank this Week: 460

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Dec 20

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian
    In the spirit of the Season there is a new exhibit in the Foreign and International Law Collection Reading Room: “Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian.” It focuses on the major role…
  • Apr 7

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada
    To complement the upcoming conference “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”, a new exhibit highlighting our print holdings on Canadian constitutional law is on display on L1 of the law…
  • Dec 14

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now
    A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in…
Rank this Week: 3982

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Dec 14

    Alan Thicke, Tax Resolution Spokesman, Dead at 69

    Alan Thicke, Tax Resolution Spokesman, Dead at 69
    Note to readers: If you have Tax Problems, maybe you need someone local, maybe you need someone with a lawyer’s skill-set, or maybe you don’t. Would you like to know? Call me at 844-4-TOM-TAX and ask. Alan Thicke, best known for…
  • Nov 12

    Watch this IRS Scammer get scammed

    Watch this IRS Scammer get scammed
    (and some thoughts on Private Collection of Tax Debts)   The news media has been reporting this story for over a year now. Foreigners scamming people into paying the stupid tax. But watch what happens when the tables are turned. And…
  • Jun 1

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.
    A Pretty hot topic right now on the internet is “Bruce” Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn has taken steps to change her outward appearance in the past to match the person she has always been on the inside,…
Rank this Week: 1889

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    3 Excuses for Skipping Life Insurance (And Why They Don’t Hold Up)

    3 Excuses for Skipping Life Insurance (And Why They Don’t Hold Up)
    We spend our lives doing everything we can to provide for our loved ones. We work hard to make sure they have the material, emotional, and financial resources they need to feel secure and cared for. We do whatever we can to help them achieve…
  • Dec 2

    Trump Presidency and Taxes: What’s Next?

    Trump Presidency and Taxes: What’s Next?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Wow.  What a difference a few weeks can make. Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency has all those political pundits, talking heads, and pollsters re-examining the old shiboleths and trying to be…
  • Dec 2

    5 Home Modification Tips for Easier Accessibility

    5 Home Modification Tips for Easier Accessibility
    By Tom Denikin, dadknowsdiy.com The term “nesting” is in reference mostly to pregnant women who have an instinct to prepare their home for the arrival of their little bundle. But anyone who needs a home makeover can experience…
Rank this Week: 2067

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Nov 1

    Special Needs Fairness Act Moving Along

    Special Needs Fairness Act Moving Along
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amended version of the Special Needs Fairness Act. The next stop is the U.S. Senate. The prominent feature of the bill is that it would allow a disabled individual to establish and...
  • Nov 1

    What is the Medicaid "Pick-Up Date"?

    What is the Medicaid "Pick-Up Date"?
    A lot of my Medicaid clients get confused over the date that Medicaid coverage kicks in (also known as the Medicaid "pick up date") once Medicaid eligibility has been determined by the State of Connecticut. The short answer is that...
  • Nov 1

    CT Alzheimer's Association Workshop

    CT Alzheimer's Association Workshop
    Just passing on yet another helpful workshop being presented by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. If you are in central Connecticut and have some time on the night of November 17th, then this is a good opportunity to...
Rank this Week: 700

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    May It Be Infinite While It Last

    May It Be Infinite While It Last
    Kristen and I spent a weekend last winter obsessed with figuring out our ancestry.  A family rumor on my side of Scandinavian roots was defeated and instead we learned that my Dad is a descendant of King Edward I (a bad, bad, bad man…
  • Sep 6

    Divorce and Brick Dust

    Divorce and Brick Dust
    The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on…
  • Aug 31

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning
    This morning our nieces headed off to first (how?) and fifth (basically impossible!) grades.  Thanks to Carla, Felicia, and Jackie, Freed Marcroft now has a kindergartener, a first grader, a second grader, an eighth grader, and…
Rank this Week: 2001

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalprisonblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Please Help a Good Cause

    Please Help a Good Cause
    Like a growing number of jurisdictions, the District of Connecticut has a Support Court program (reentry court) that works closely with individuals on federal supervised release, as well as a select number of defendants who have plead guilty…
  • Jan 21

    Devaluing Human Dignity

    Devaluing Human Dignity
    I have written before about the Bureau of Prisons’ atrocious performance serving as gatekeeper for “compassionate release” motions under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1) (and Guideline Section 1B1.13). Sadly, matters have…
  • Jan 21

    Devaluing Human Dignity

    Devaluing Human Dignity
    I have written before about the Bureau of Prisons’ atrocious performance serving as gatekeeper for “compassionate release” motions under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1) (and Guideline Section 1B1.13). Sadly, matters have…
Rank this Week: 1899

CT Personal Injury, Medical…

CT Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Accident Lawyers

Discusses motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, child injury, medical malpractice, venue, insurance claims, and negligence. By Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Apr 14

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?
    You are crossing the street when you are struck by a car. The operator of the vehicle jumps out to see if you are okay and then starts yelling at you for walking in front of their car. If you are injured you should be taken to the hospital by…
  • Apr 11

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?
    Being seriously injured in a CT accident case can totally disrupt and completely change your life. Your daily activities can be significantly altered, you may be forced to change the way in which you go about performing even the simplest of…
  • Apr 7

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?
    You have been injured in a Connecticut accident case that was caused by the fault of another. It may have involved a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it could be a dog bite incident, it might involve a hit-and-run, it could be a pedestrian…
Rank this Week: 272

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Apr 14

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?
    You are crossing the street when you are struck by a car. The operator of the vehicle jumps out to see if you are okay and then starts yelling at you for walking in front of their car. If you are injured you should be taken to the hospital by…
  • Apr 11

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?
    Being seriously injured in a CT accident case can totally disrupt and completely change your life. Your daily activities can be significantly altered, you may be forced to change the way in which you go about performing even the simplest of…
  • Apr 7

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?
    You have been injured in a Connecticut accident case that was caused by the fault of another. It may have involved a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it could be a dog bite incident, it might involve a hit-and-run, it could be a pedestrian…
Rank this Week: 2993

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?
    If you are wondering whether you actually need a tax attorney now, right now, then I invite you to schedule a 20-minute phone call with me where I can answer that question for you. ☎ Schedule with Attorney Groth Don’t Let Tax…
  • Nov 11

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast
    I recently had the pleasure of talking with Attorney Anthony Parent over at IRSMedic: Parent, Parent & Wynn LLP on his up-and-coming (and entertaining) tax podcast “Parental Advisory: The Show”. It was a great…
  • Apr 14

    Connecticut Tax Relief

    Connecticut Tax Relief
    Why can’t I find information for income tax relief in Connecticut on the Internet? If you are looking for some Connecticut Tax Relief  then you are in the right place. However, perhaps you are having trouble finding help with the…
Rank this Week: 1049

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 4

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    People in most areas of the country have just one estate tax to concern themselves with. The federal estate tax is applicable everywhere, but the good news is that there is a relatively large estate tax exclusion. The credit or exclusion is…
Rank this Week: 600

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

Covers workers's compensation in Connecticut. By James Aspell.

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Why is it Important for my Connecticut Lawyer to be a Worker's Compensation Specialist?

    Why is it Important for my Connecticut Lawyer to be a Worker's Compensation Specialist?
    There are several factors that are important when selecting an attorney. First, you want someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in handling injury cases (versus an attorney who is a "jack of all trades, and master of none"). Just as you…
  • Dec 22

    Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Drop.

    Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Drop.
    The IRS has issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for…
  • Dec 21

    The Rationale Behind Worker's Compensation System

    The Rationale Behind Worker's Compensation System
    Connecticut Workers compensation is a no-fault system. The worker doesn’t have to prove the employer was negligent to make a workers compensation claim, and a worker can make a claim even if he or she was negligent in some way and that…
Rank this Week: 1753

Norwalk Divorce and Personal…

Norwalk Divorce and Personal Injury Blog

Covers Connecticut family law. By Chalumeau Law Group, LLC.

http://www.chalumeaulawgroup.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Experienced And Proficient Dissertation Authors Recognize How To Overcome Your Assignment.

    Experienced And Proficient Dissertation Authors Recognize How To Overcome Your Assignment.
    ONLY MA AND PhD DISSERTATION WRITERS May Produce Jobs OF Great Superior When you sought after what leads to our results the best, we would best solution that there is no formula listed here. Our posting staff is our essential tool, therefore…
  • Dec 9

    The Best Quality Essay Crafting Service Is Near to On this page

    The Best Quality Essay Crafting Service Is Near to On this page
    School Essay Simply writing Services are Your Formula Plus Do you know what sort of offerings right now is easily the most used by young people? Is there a request that is the most prevalent in a search engine? Sure, that you are correct.…
  • Dec 1

    Guru Proofreading . Com scan: reliable corporation to acquire papers fast and with no trouble

    Guru Proofreading . Com scan: reliable corporation to acquire papers fast and with no trouble
    Have you been stressed about how to cope with challenging academia assignments? guruproofreading.com offers customized methods that really help anybody obtain excellent grades. Essay Writing Help guruproofreading.com is actually an…
Rank this Week: 3342

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Nov 25

    History of Thanksgiving Proclamation

    History of Thanksgiving Proclamation
    Category: Legal History Body: For a brief history of Thanksgiving presidential proclamations and congressional resolutions beginning with the first Federal Congress, see the following National Archives web page: Congress Establishes…
  • Nov 23

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 11/23/2015

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 11/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Administrative Appeals Opinions Body: SC19458 - Cales v. Office of Victim Services ("The plaintiffs...appeal from the judgment of the trial court dismissing their appeal from the decision of a Victim Compensation…
  • Nov 23

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 11/23/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 11/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC37980 - O’Brien v. O’Brien ("The dispositive issue raised by the plaintiff in the present appeal is whether, after remand, the court improperly skewed its equitable distribution…
Rank this Week: 880

Connecticut Injury Attorney Blog

Connecticut Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Connecticut personal injury and medical malpractice laws, cases and news. By Paul Levin.

http://www.connecticutinjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Family of Late Hartford Firefighter File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Family of Late Hartford Firefighter File Wrongful Death Lawsuit
      The Law Offices of Paul Levin   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FAMILY OF LATE HARTFORD FIREFIGHTER KEVIN BELL FILE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF HARTFORD ON BEHALF OF HIS ESTATE. FIRE CHIEF, DEPUTY CHIEF AND LIEUTENANT ARE…
  • Apr 30

    MY CLIENT GETS PERMISSION TO SUE THE STATE

    MY CLIENT GETS PERMISSION TO SUE THE STATE
    My client, Kim Smith, has been given permission to sue the State of Connecticut over a very disturbing incident that happened at a state beach bathing house. Connecticut is one of only a handful of states in the nation where you must first…
  • Apr 30

    MY CLIENT GETS PERMISSION TO SUE THE STATE

    MY CLIENT GETS PERMISSION TO SUE THE STATE
    My client, Kim Smith, has been given permission to sue the State of Connecticut over a very disturbing incident that happened at a state beach bathing house. Connecticut is one of only a handful of states in the nation where you must first…
Rank this Week: 4853

Connecticut Criminal Law Blog

Connecticut Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawblog.com/
  • May 15

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability
    Earlier this week, the Second Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Dickerson, vacating a federal drug conspiracy conviction. In so doing, the Court of Appeals affirmed important limitations on the scope of conspiratorial…
  • May 15

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability
    Earlier this week, the Second Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Dickerson, vacating a federal drug conspiracy conviction. In so doing, the Court of Appeals affirmed important limitations on the scope of conspiratorial…
  • Dec 29

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune
    Criminal defense lawyers are seldom satisfied. Perhaps it’s the law or the rules that govern the work we do, which are not generally defendant-friendly. Or perhaps it’s our natures, to be always seeking more for those we…
Rank this Week: 2080

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
Rank this Week: 506

Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer…

Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on child safety and injuries to minors and children in Connecticut. By Vishno Law Firm.

http://www.connecticutchildinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Connecticut Trampoline Park Injurie

    Connecticut Trampoline Park Injurie
    If your child was injured in a Connecticut Trampoline Park, you have rights that might include making a claim against the facility for negligence. To better understand your rights, make sure to review your Trampoline Park claim with an…
  • Nov 6

    Connecticut Cheerleader Injuries-Cheers or Jeers? Sport or Activity

    Connecticut Cheerleader Injuries-Cheers or Jeers? Sport or Activity
    Is cheerleading an activity, or a sport fraught with all the risks of other high impact sports, such as football, soccer and hockey? It depends on the state. More progressive states treat cheering as the high impact sport it has become. …
  • Oct 18

    Connecticut Liability Waivers::Parents rights - Did I just waive my child's rights? NO!

    Connecticut Liability Waivers::Parents rights - Did I just waive my child's rights? NO!
    You did not waive your Seriously Injured Child's rights even if you signed a Liability Waiver. If you've ever dropped your child off at a birthday party where the facility asked you to sign a Liability Waiver, then you likely questioned your…
Rank this Week: 4466

The Yale Law Journal Online

The Yale Law Journal Online

From Yale Law School.

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Jan 16

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive
    123 Yale L.J. 1070 (2014).Legal rules and regulations are routinely rationalized by appeal to the incentives they create. This Note examines an important but misunderstood fact about incentives—namely, that they often “crowd…
Rank this Week: 1402

IRS Medic Blog

IRS Medic Blog

Covers tax law, with specific emphasis on developments in the IRS's Off-Shore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative/Program.

http://www.irsmedic.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    IRS lien or levy

    IRS lien or levy
    IRS Lien or Levy Help: The Difference, and what action you can take now BY: MICHELLE D. WYNN, ESQ. Many people that we talk to, both prospective clients and long-time clients alike, tell us numerous times “I can’t have the IRS…
  • Jul 10

    Home office expense audit

    Home office expense audit
    Home Office expense audit of Deductions- A Source of Concern BY:  David G. Parent, MBA, Esq. In reviewing income tax returns we always pay special attention to the Business use of your home section (Line 30) of the Schedule C. The reason…
  • Jul 8

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
    What the 2013 Connecticut DRS Tax Amnesty is about To fight the budget crunch, the state of Connecticut is hoping that a state tax amnesty program will convince both businesses and individuals to come forward and pay the taxes they owe to the…
Rank this Week: 455

Erga Omnes

Erga Omnes

Universal jurisdiction, through the prism of politics and human rights. By Professor Sonia Cardenas.

http://ergaomnesnet.com/
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 3

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion
    If two wrongs don’t make a right, one right isn’t always enough.  The UK’s recent use of universal jurisdiction against a Nepali colonel, for torture committed during his country’s civil war in 2005,  has…
Rank this Week: 3784

Attorney O's Midnight Musings:…

Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 4080

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 4079

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 3370

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

http://www.actionadvocacy.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Having spent many years as a bankruptcy lawyer in CT, I’ve found that a lot of my clients who have come into my office have at one point or another felt a sensation of being overwhelmed by their debts and cannot believe that they’ll…
  • Aug 15

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy
    After working with clients as a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut for over 30 years now, I have heard a good number of horror stories from clients being harassed by their creditors. It’s a little known fact by most people that you can put a…
  • Jul 1

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney
    Once you have decided to file for Bankruptcy, you will understand that it is no easy process. Even after reading a lot about it, you could be unsure of which type of Bankruptcy you should file. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you…
Rank this Week: 3394

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3963

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 3925

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

Chronicles and commentary on national and Connecticut legal issues, including criminal defense, juvenile law and Constitutional rights. By Christopher DeMatteo.

http://conncriminaldefense.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1167