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15 Apr 2014, 10:06 am by CJLF Staff
Habitual Offender Accused of Murder: A Georgia man with a lengthy criminal past has been named as the prime suspect in a recent shooting death.  Alexis Stevens of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 30-year-old Kendrick Cheeves, who was on parole at the time of the killing, has spent the majority of his adult life in prison after being convicted of crimes including child molestation, statutory rape, and several drug charges.  Cheeves has been charged with felony murder and… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:01 am
The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability companies. The law still allows the owners of a limited liability company to change the way they want their business to be run if they do not want it run in accordance with the law's acts default provisions. However, when the LLC operating agreement is silent,… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:59 am by Jessica Jones
Summary  This case deals with when it will be appropriate for treatment to be withheld, and how the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity should be assessed, within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In summary, the Court decided (upholding the approach of the High Court, overturning the approach of the Court of Appeal although, for fresh evidence reasons, approving of the outcome of their decision) that:   (1)  a treatment is not futile if it brings some benefit… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:30 am by azatty
Bills of mortality preceded modern death certificates, and they suffer from similar challenges. Years ago, in a job-related field trip, I attended a tour of the medical examiner’s facility in Clark County, Nevada. As the chief office of the pathologist for Las Vegas and its environs, it was a busy place. Like most of the living, I had never given much thought to the multiple tasks that must be performed on the dead—especially if they died under suspicious circumstances or not under the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:21 am by Michael C. Smith
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP has added an associate, Jordan McKnight, who I wanted to introduce to readers, since he may be posting on the weblog soon as well.    Jordan practices primarily out of our Plano and Sherman offices, and assists me with our Marshall and Tyler cases as needed.  He has worked on a wide variety of legal matters since joining the firm, including patent litigation, business litigation, Texas DTPA litigation, personal injury, criminal law, and… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:02 am by Mike Hamilton
By Bob Rohlf, Esq. Following is a guest post by Bob Rohlf, Exterro’s Director of E-Discovery Strategies, who attended the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. I am the first to admit that technology won’t solve all of the problems facing e-discovery practitioners. But I will point out that changes... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:01 am by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Judge Rejects MGM’s Efforts to Get a Look at Universal’s ‘Section 6′ First off today, Lucas Shaw at The Wrap reports that a judge has rejected an effort by MGM and Danjaq to see the script for the upcoming Universal Studios film “Section 6″, saying that MGM’s efforts to expedite discovery are premature at this time. According to MGM, “Section 6″ is a film that is… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:33 am by admin
April 15, 2014 TopDog Social Media has posted a new podcast on social media contests entitled Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law (and thank you TopDog for chatting with me about social media contest laws and rules). Some of the topics discussed in TopDog’s new podcast include: The 5 most common illegal contest mistakes by businesses running contests online and over social media; Apple’s restrictions on giving away iPads & iPhones; one mistake that cost a business $170,000… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:00 am by Tim Titolo
The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon has asked me to forward the event below to my readers.  I have participated and taught in programs for this group previously and recommend this event.    The Crash Reel … [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:29 am by Jessica Dorsey
by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 60 people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria, while a separate attack killed eight people at a teacher training college.  Nigeria will mount a massive security operation to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa planned in Abuja next month, following the bomb attack by suspected Islamist militants on the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:25 am by Stark & Stark
Stark & Stark is pleased to announce that Shareholder Denise Mariani, member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury group, recently negotiated a $1.65 million settlement on behalf of a mother who was left permanently disabled after falling down an inadequately secured stairwell at her daughter’s bridal shower. The accident occurred on April 25, 2009 when the mother tripped on a piece of raised flooring and fell down the entire length of the stairwell, which was not secured with… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:19 am by Lawrence S. Goldman
Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement declaring her... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:18 am by Susan Giusti
April 18–19      9 a.m.—5 p.m. April 20            3 p.m.—Midnight [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by David Kline
Invention, it has been shown, is driven primarily not by genius or happenstance but rather by markets and the expectation of the profit that can be gained by securing the patent rights to new technologies. Zorina Khan of Bowdoin College and the late Kenneth Sokoloff at UCLA found that among the “great inventors” of the 19th century, “their patterns of patenting were procyclical [and] responded to expected profit opportunities.” And as Khan noted elsewhere, "Ordinary people… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by ADR Times
Trial Set for SeptemberWPRI.comApril 13, 2014"Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo said Friday the state and its major labor unions have ended court-ordered mediation talks after eligible police officers voted to reject a proposed pension settlement." Read Article— [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by David Kline
Invention, it has been shown, is driven primarily not by genius or happenstance but rather by markets and the expectation of the profit that can be gained by securing the patent rights to new technologies. Zorina Khan of Bowdoin College and the late Kenneth Sokoloff at UCLA found that among the “great inventors” of the 19th century, “their patterns of patenting were procyclical [and] responded to expected profit opportunities.” And as Khan noted elsewhere, "Ordinary people… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:41 am by Dan Filler
Donald Tobin, a faculty member at The Ohio State University law school, has been named the new law school dean at the University of Maryland.... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:21 am by CSSFIRM.COM
Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard Inc. and Endo Health Solutions Inc. all face large vaginal mesh injury lawsuits and a multidistrict litigation in West Virginia and various state courts around the Country. Of those four medical supply companies, Bard is the furthest along in litigation. Throughout these trials, we want to provide continual updates including both the corporations’ and the plaintiffs’ product liability arguments and the final outcomes. If you happen… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:20 am by Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Here are the materials in Jackson v. Wolf Point School District (D. Mont.) (from the ALCU site): Final OrderJudge Strong’s RecommendationsConsent Decree ComplaintPress Release From the ACLU site: In January 2014, Wolf Point School District officials conceded voting districts challenged in August 2013 violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. A settlement with the district calls for electing one board member from each of five voting… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:18 am by Lowell Brown
The deadline to take the 2013 Texas Attorney Survey has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, April 18. By participating, Texas attorneys can help ensure they have the most current economic information available. Also, participants will be entered in a drawing to win one of two new iPad Airs. Reports generated from the survey provide statewide and regional information on current economic trends. The reports feature detailed breakdowns of income and hourly rates by firm size, years of experience, practice… [read post]