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20 Apr 2014, 2:30 am by David Benenfeld
Picking the right disability attorney in Plantation is not as simple as opening your phone book and selecting the first name that you see. When you choose an attorney to represent you in your disability claim, you want to make sure you are picking one that will work as hard as possible to represent your interests and aggressively fight for your rights. Aside from aggressive representation, you also want to choose an attorney that is ethical in their practice and possesses the necessary… [read post]
19 Apr 2014, 12:58 am by Sanjana
I blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance practices not because I believed that the United States was uniquely at fault, but because I believe that mass surveillance of innocents – the construction of enormous, state-run surveillance time machines that can turn back the clock on the most intimate details of our lives – is a threat to all people, everywhere, no matter who runs them. Last year, I risked family, life, and freedom to help initiate a global debate that even Obama… [read post]
19 Apr 2014, 12:39 am by Sanjana
Linked to my last post on what I wrote recently for SciDev.net on Big Data, I recently gave a public lecture at the International Security Network, which is part of Zurich’s world renowned ETH University, on Big Data, ICTs and New Media in Times of Crisis. Far more memorable, for me, than the lecture itself was my interaction with Peter Faber, Head of ISN Strategy and Operations. Peter’s introduction to the lecture, as well as his moderation of the Q&A session were profoundly… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 9:18 pm by Sanjana
It’s been a while since I updated this blog – nearly a year in fact. My previous post, in early July 2013 was around a presentation I made on digital archives at an exhibition in Colombo. Coincidentally, I am now preparing for another public talk on digital archives (Capturing the Ephemeral: Archiving our digital present), towards the end of this month, at the American Centre in Colombo. I’ve not been blogging in part because I’ve been tied up with work and travel at… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 4:16 pm by Alexander Major
The federal government sector has been abuzz lately with whispers and shouts about pending cybersecurity regulations, frameworks, and requirements. This attention is not particularly surprising, especially given the recent high-profile data breaches, the litigation threats surrounding those breaches, the recent identification of the encryption-disabling, consumer data threatening “Heartbleed SSL” OpenSSL vulnerability, and recent reports that the September 2013 cyber-incursion into the… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 11:36 am by Jeffrey Kahn
Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim challenged the constitutionality of her inclusion on the No Fly List and won.  She was the first such plaintiff to obtain an actual trial — let alone victory — in federal court.  That bench trial took place in December in San Francisco.  The Court’s “Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order for Relief” was filed under seal in mid-January and accessible to the public in a redacted form in early February.  But until… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 4:14 pm by Editor
androiddatalogo.png Are there any special considerations that go into authentication of material found on a web site so it can be introduced into evidence? The Seventh Circuit recently assessed an effort to authenticate postings on a web site that its proponent claimed would have shown that it had not abandoned its trademark, in Specht v. Google, Inc., __ F.3d __ (7th Cir. April 4, 2014) (No. 11-3317) Read more [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 7:29 am by Jared Kelly
Jared KellyThe CFPB recently published guidance (the Guide) to assist mortgage originators and settlement service providers in completing the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms required under the RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Rule (the Rule). The Guide provides step-by-step instructions that industry participants can follow when completing each page of the required forms. The Rule becomes effective August 1, 2015. The Guide is written in similar detail and style to the Small Entity… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 6:28 am by Kelly Phillips Erb
Tax Day might have come and gone but the scammers remain… With the ink barely dry on tax returns, scammers are already reaching out to taxpayers. My office received a flurry of emails just after Tax Day purporting to be from the “IRS e-help Desk.” The email offers a case ID number and states that details about the case are attached. The attachment is a zip file. The email is actually sent from an email account with a domain registered in India. The IP address associated with the… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Christopher G. Hill
For this weeks Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Adam Stone and Kaytie Pickett for the first time.  Adam and Kaytie  practice construction and commercial law with Jones Walker, LLP, a full-service law firm with offices spanning the Gulf Coast states.  Adam has twenty years’ experience drafting construction contracts and successfully litigating and arbitrating construction disputes for owners, sureties, contractors, design professionals,… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Law Office of Justin T. Surginer
Most criminal offenses are listed as either misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. This is an important distinction because misdemeanors and felonies can have vastly different implications for defendants. In general, misdemeanor crimes are punished less severely than felony crimes. It’s common for misdemeanor convictions to be punished with fines and community service. However, it’s possible for a misdemeanor conviction to result in jail time. Felony crimes are frequently punished with… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 4:00 am
As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in Kentucky, were indicted for implanting stents that the government alleged were not “medically necessary.” A physician was indicted and convicted because his “medical director” fees from a home health care hospice company were “above fair… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by IMattson
Nothing makes a librarian’s heart happier than helping, and the law library has recently added a service we hope will help you. Need a quick answer but can’t make it into the law library with your legal research question? Or are you in the law library but reluctant to pack up your books and laptop to come to the reference desk lest you lose your spot? Perhaps you’re a clinic student and working [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 1:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
Recently, I wrote about a proposal to amend Section 141(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to permit inchoate directors to take action by written consent.  The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar is proposing a parallel amendment to Section 228(c) of the DGCL to allow for springing stockholder consents.  The proposed amendment would add the following: Any person executing a consent may provide, whether through instruction to an agent or otherwise, that such a consent… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:23 pm
A Passover/Easter gift for you –the audio and transcript of my long interview with Jonathan Allen, co-author with Amie Parnes of “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton”: Audio: 04-17hhs-allen-1 04-17hhs-allen-2 04-17hhs-allen-3 Transcript: HH: You’re not going to want to miss a minute of this, because I’m talking about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Specifically, I’m talking about a brand new New York Times bestseller about her titled HRC: State… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:01 pm by Julian Ku
by Julian Ku So maybe the use of the Alien Tort Statute against corporations for overseas activities isn’t fully dead. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has revived In re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, a twelve-year-old litigation that just won’t die. A copy of the opinion can be found here. Most of the opinion deals with whether a corporation may be sued under the Alien Tort Statute, an issue most thought was settled within the… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:45 pm by Kevin Funnell
The Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry gave a speech the other day (paid subscription required), and emphasized a couple of points that vendor management folks at financial institutions with various charters--state and federal, bank and credit union--and the lawyers who represent them,  would be wise to heed. Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said his agency is increasingly concerned about the cybersecurity risks from banks relying too much on certain vendors and using service… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:50 pm
Here’s the link to Lessons of the Lost by Scott Hammond who I interview in hour one Thursday. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:22 pm by Ronald K.L. Collins
On C-SPAN: Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg join host Marvin Kalb at the National Press Club to talk about the First Amendment as well as the origins and contemporary meaning of freedom. WASHINGTON—One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and the right… [read post]