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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 590

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 384

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • May 22

    Recovery of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Losse

    Recovery of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities…
  • May 22

    Recovery of Steadfast Income REIT Losse

    Recovery of Steadfast Income REIT Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Steadfast Income REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud…
  • May 22

    Recovery of Landmark Apartment Trust Investment Losse

    Recovery of Landmark Apartment Trust Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Landmark Apartment Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims…
Rank this Week: 246

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Absence of POLST Leads to Criminal Charge

    Absence of POLST Leads to Criminal Charge
    Two New York Fire Department paramedics have been arrested for failing to resuscitate a man on Staten Island. Daniel Ornstein and Joseph Farrell were responding to a "difficulty breathing" call.  The man, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's…
  • May 22

    Dying without Dignity - Investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into Complaints about End of Life Care

    Dying without Dignity - Investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into Complaints about End of Life Care
    The UK Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has just published an alarming report on the end of life care, “Dying Without Dignity.”  It is a painful and sad read. The report identifies six key themes, all…
  • May 22

    Marcel Proust on His Deathbed [EOL in Art 12]

    Marcel Proust on His Deathbed [EOL in Art 12]
    In 1922, the photographer Man Ray made a final portrait of Marcel Proust two days after his death.  I love the fact that Proust spent the last night of his life dictating manuscript changes for a section of his famous…
Rank this Week: 529

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • May 22

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate
    The Obama administration notified the Supreme Court on Thursday of two more of its appeals-court victories in the running legal battles over religious groups’ protests against the new birth-control mandate in the federal…
  • May 22

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Briefly: At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that a “federal judge in Mobile ruled on Thursday that same-sex marriage must be available throughout Alabama, for any gay or lesbian couple wishing to apply for a license…
Rank this Week: 12

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 286

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 22

    How Much for a Haircut? Illiquidity, Secondary Markets, and the Value of Private Equity

    How Much for a Haircut? Illiquidity, Secondary Markets, and the Value of Private Equity
    “Bollen, Nicolas P. B. and Sensoy, Berk A., How Much for a Haircut? Illiquidity, Secondary Markets, and the Value of Private Equity (May 17, 2015). Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2015-03-08. Available for download at SSRN:…
  • May 22

    What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do?

    What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do?
    Gompers, Paul A. and Kaplan, Steven N. and Mukharlyamov, Vladimir, What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do? (April 27, 2015). Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 15-081; Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management…
  • May 22

    EIA China Country Analysis Brief

    EIA China Country Analysis Brief
    China is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids, has made…
Rank this Week: 39

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 22

    Quantitative Restrictions for EU Oil Import

    Quantitative Restrictions for EU Oil Import
    The EU Emission Trade System sets a cap on CO2 emissions. That cap is reduced by 1.74% each year (Article 9 of Directive 2003/87). There is no equivalent cap on EU oil imports. Let’s imagine for a moment that such a cap would be…
  • May 19

    Relaunch of Lenz Blog

    Relaunch of Lenz Blog
    Some hackers were able to insert a spam link into the header of this blog. Two of my readers kindly informed me by mail of that fact. I have installed a new version of the latest WordPress software from scratch. I hope this solves this…
  • May 18

    David Roberts Pessimism Piece

    David Roberts Pessimism Piece
    David Roberts got a lot of attention for a recent post saying that global warming is a difficult problem. I have a couple of comments. For one, I was surprised to read this: The IPCC scenarios that come in below 2°C require BECCS to…
Rank this Week: 694

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 22

    International Labor Law Conference

    International Labor Law Conference
    There are two international labor and employment law conferences coming up in the next month or so. First up is the second Labor Law Research Network conference in Amsterdam, from June 25-27, 2015. You can see the program here. The...
  • May 22

    The Cost of Being Good at Your Job?

    The Cost of Being Good at Your Job?
    While I do not suffer personally from this problem, many of us out there are over-achievers that excel at their particular job. A recent study from Duke's Fuqua School of Business looked at these individuals, and concluded that there are...
  • May 21

    The 2015 Marco Biagi Award

    The 2015 Marco Biagi Award
    The winner of the 2015 Marco Biagi Award is Uladzislau Belavusau (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands) for a paper entitled A Penalty Card for Homophobia from EU Labor Law: Comment on Asociaţia ACCEPT (C-81/12). In the paper, the…
Rank this Week: 148

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 72

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • May 22

    No Wishes Granted for Aladdin—Class Cert Denied

    No Wishes Granted for Aladdin—Class Cert Denied
    Co-authored by Coby M. Turner and Adam J. Vergne In the Central District of California—often known as a magical kingdom for plaintiffs in wage-hour lawsuits—Judge Fernando Olguin brought everyone back to reality by denying class…
  • May 21

    Wage and Hour Division Seeks Information on Smartphones’ Impact on Hours Worked

    Wage and Hour Division Seeks Information on Smartphones’ Impact on Hours Worked
    Authored by Alex Passantino In the Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Spring 2015, the Wage & Hour Division announced a request for information (RFI) regarding “the use of technology, including portable electronic…
  • May 21

    Thanks to You, We’re Chambers USA’s Labor and Employment Team of the Year!

    Thanks to You, We’re Chambers USA’s Labor and Employment Team of the Year!
    We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the feedback of clients and friends like our loyal blog readers, Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment group has just been recognized for excellence with one of the most prestigious awards in the…
Rank this Week: 656

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 22

    Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- Linked to Kenosha Supermercado Los Corrale

    Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- Linked to Kenosha Supermercado Los Corrale
    The Kenosha County Division of Health continues to interview individuals with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- gastrointestinal illness and exposure to Supermercado Los Corrales. As of this time, more than 60 ill persons have been identified. To…
  • May 22

    Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Update: 25 Sick, 10 Hospitalized, 4 with HUS

    Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Update: 25 Sick, 10 Hospitalized, 4 with HUS
    Marler Clark retained by several families. Four of 10 areas sampled at the Northwest Fairgrounds in Lynden, WA, match the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 that has now sickened 25 people, mostly children, in Whatcom County, WA.…
  • May 21

    The Last Salmonella Tuna Outbreak Sickened 425

    The Last Salmonella Tuna Outbreak Sickened 425
      In 2012 a total of 425 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (410 persons) or Salmonella Nchanga (15 persons) were reported from 28 states and the District of Columbia, 55 ill persons were hospitalized, and…
Rank this Week: 91

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 21

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 22

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson TiVo Roamio... with Aereo? How Google decides what will be forgotten, making your kids read privacy policies and more! Guests: Gus Hurwitz and Brandon Butler Photo credit: Scott Schiller Download…
  • May 15

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson The current state and rise of open source, ACLU v. Clapper, Reddit and Twitter updates dealing with harassment and more! Guests: Clark Asay and Kat Walsh Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns …
  • May 8

    TWiL 302: The First Rule of Live Stream Club

    TWiL 302: The First Rule of Live Stream Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy aftermath, DMCA and automotive network security, scandalous trademarks and more! Guests: Megan M. Carpenter, Kerry O'Shea Gorgone and Xiyin Tang Photo credit: PBS NewsHour Download or…
Rank this Week: 238

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • May 22

    Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?

    Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?
    John Barker (@contentbarker), Vice President of Strategy & Competitive Intelligence for Wolters Kluwer, asked this week, “What Can Legal Citators Learn from Facebook?“ Barker’s point being that social…
  • May 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Airborne Norovirus, In-Store Tracking, Banks Busted

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Airborne Norovirus, In-Store Tracking, Banks Busted
    It’s time to wrap things up and head out just a little early in the long weekend. Before you do, we of course have today’s Top 10—where Jared Klaus writes up the DOJ’s charges against a number of global banks and…
  • May 21

    Google running real-time tweets by lawyer name and tag

    Google running real-time tweets by lawyer name and tag
    Twitter is teaming up with Google to bring Twitter’s real-time content to Google’s search results. As Twitter’s Jana Messerschmidt (@janamal), VP Global Business Development & Platform announced a couple days…
Rank this Week: 13

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • May 22

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire
     Please note the award granted to the aviation practice at Buchalter Nemer by clicking here.
  • May 5

    Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation

    Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation
    In an unprecedented action aimed at limiting or eliminating noisy helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from use of the East Hampton Airport, in East Hampton, Long Island, New York (“Airport”), on April 6, 2015, the East Hampton…
  • Mar 17

    California State Lawmakers Move to Regulate Drone

    California State Lawmakers Move to Regulate Drone
    California legislators are taking advantage of the continuing absence of federal regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”), and the provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Pub.L.…
Rank this Week: 645

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Kolber on The Limited Right to Alter Memory

    Kolber on The Limited Right to Alter Memory
    Adam J. Kolber (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Limited Right to Alter Memory (Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: We like to think we own our memories: if technology someday...
  • May 21

    Dancig-Rosenberg & Bendor on Unconstitutional Criminalization

    Dancig-Rosenberg & Bendor on Unconstitutional Criminalization
    Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg and Ariel L. Bendor (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) have posted Unconstitutional Criminalization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: May criminalization constitute a violation…
  • May 21

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory
    Frank Rudy Cooper (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Always Already Suspect: Revising Vulnerability Theory (North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1339, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Martha Fineman proposes a post-identity…
Rank this Week: 95

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 38

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    New York City Housing Authority ...cont

    New York City Housing Authority ...cont
    CPLR §3001 provides that the "Supreme Court may render a declaratory judgment having the effect of a final judgment as to the rights and other legal relations of the parties to a justiciable controversy whether or not further relief...
  • May 22

    Theodore Johnson violently attacked his ex-girlfriend...cont

    Theodore Johnson violently attacked his ex-girlfriend...cont
    courts to consider domestic violence when rendering child custody and visitation determinations. He noted that "[t]he victims of domestic violence are not limited to those who are actually battered by spouses, for the evidence is…
  • May 22

    New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission ("TLC")

    New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission ("TLC")
    Page 1 2009 NY Slip Op 51545(U) MARIE F. KAVANAUGHT, Plaintiff, v. LESLEY SIMEON, Defendant. 19639/2007 Supreme Court, Queens County. Decided July 20, 2009. For Plaintiff: Dorothy Atchinson, Esq., Jamaica, New York. For Defendant: Frederica…
Rank this Week: 942

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 22

    Washington E. Coli Update: 25 Cases, 9 Secondary Ones, 4 Areas Sampled Match Outbreak Strain

    Washington E. Coli Update: 25 Cases, 9 Secondary Ones, 4 Areas Sampled Match Outbreak Strain
    Four of 10 areas sampled at the Northwest Fairgrounds in Lynden, WA, match the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 that has now sickened 25 people in Whatcom County, WA. The Lynden fairgrounds was the site of the April…
  • May 22

    Walmart Takes a Stance on Animal Welfare, Antibiotic

    Walmart Takes a Stance on Animal Welfare, Antibiotic
    On Friday morning, Walmart announced its positions on the responsible use of animal antibiotics and on animal welfare. The company is now urging U.S. suppliers to Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to adopt and implement judicious use…
  • May 22

    FDA Inspectors Found Inadequate Testing, Cleanliness at Jeni’s Ice Cream Plant in Ohio

    FDA Inspectors Found Inadequate Testing, Cleanliness at Jeni’s Ice Cream Plant in Ohio
    Eight visits by two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in late April revealed inadequate pathogen controls and cleanliness practices at the company’s production facility at 909 Michigan…
Rank this Week: 434

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 22

    Bandes on Judicial Empathy & Judge Weinstein

    Bandes on Judicial Empathy & Judge Weinstein
    Susan A. Bandes (DePaul University - College of Law) has posted Empathy and Article III: Judge Weinstein, Cases and Controversies (64 DePaul Law Review (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The question of whether judges ought to be…
  • May 22

    Crowe on Law as an Artifactual Kind

    Crowe on Law as an Artifactual Kind
    Jonathan Crowe (The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law) has posted Law as an Artifact Kind (Monash University Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 737-757, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is commonly stated...
  • May 22

    Zemach & Ben-Zvi on the Aesthetics of Contract Theory

    Zemach & Ben-Zvi on the Aesthetics of Contract Theory
    Efi Zemach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) & Omri Ben-Zvi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) have posted The Aesthetics of Contract Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a novel…
Rank this Week: 62

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 22

    Proposed Bill: Inadmissible Due to Pregnancy

    Proposed Bill: Inadmissible Due to Pregnancy
    We have blogged before about what some have called maternity tourism - the issue of non-citizen women entering the United States and giving birth in the United States. Another article about this issue was featured in the Huffington Post…
  • May 22

    Mary Tape & the 1885 Fight to End School Segregation

    Mary Tape & the 1885 Fight to End School Segregation
    The Tape Family (c. 1884-85) via NWHM The National Women's History Museum has highlighted the pioneering story of Mary Tape. In 1885, nearly 70 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Mary Tape sued the S.F. School District. She sought...
  • May 22

    Albany Law School Immigration Law Clinic Fellow

    Albany Law School Immigration Law Clinic Fellow
    Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Fellow to provide legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients in its new Immigration Law Clinic and to perform other related duties pursuant to grants and…
Rank this Week: 252

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • May 22

    Head-On Car Crash Injures 2 in Terrell, TX near Airport Rd

    Head-On Car Crash Injures 2 in Terrell, TX near Airport Rd
    Terrell, Texas — There was an accident along Airport Road in south Terrell this past Thursday between two cars, which left one person moderately injured and one person critically injured. Police said that this happened at about 12:00…
  • May 22

    Police ID Derek Paral as Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Odessa, TX after Accident at Construction Site

    Police ID Derek Paral as Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Odessa, TX after Accident at Construction Site
    Odessa, TX — A young man riding a dirt bike at a construction site in far northern Odessa was badly injured after an accident on Thursday night, May 21, 2015. Police said that 23-year old Derek Paral was hurt after his bike lost control…
  • May 22

    Tyler, TX: Pickup Truck Crashes in Rainy Weather on I-20, Two Injured

    Tyler, TX: Pickup Truck Crashes in Rainy Weather on I-20, Two Injured
    Tyler, Texas — Police said that there was a serious accident along I-20 several miles NE of Tyler on Thursday morning during the rainy weather. It appears that two people in a small red pickup truck were injured after the truck lost…
Rank this Week: 519

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • May 22

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort
    News sources have reported the near-drowning of a 4-year-old girl this week at the Bluegreen Vacations Fountains Resort in Orlando, Florida. The girl's family found her at the bottom of the resort's 6,000 square foot swimming pool. It is…
  • May 21

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground
    How does a modern cruise ship run aground? That is what maritime investigators will be trying to sort out over the coming months in the case of Boston based Norwegian Dawn grounding on a charted reef off the Bermuda coast. The liner had…
  • May 18

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool
    Tragedy has struck. It is being reported that a 10-year-girl has drown in one of the swimming pools aboard the NCL operated Norwegian Gem cruise ship. Coast Guard Spokesperson, Nate Littlejohn, stated the cruise ship was 75 miles off the…
Rank this Week: 235

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 557

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • May 22

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “You must file an amended H-1B petition if your H-1B employee changed or is going to change his or her place of employment to a worksite location outside of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA)…
  • May 20

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses…
  • May 20

    USCIS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR EXTENSION OF STAY H-1B PETITIONS

    USCIS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR EXTENSION OF STAY H-1B PETITIONS
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time…
Rank this Week: 980

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • May 22

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation
    Nationwide Life Insurance Co. has ben ordered to pay an $8 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for purposely delaying variable annuity and life insurance policy orders and that this led to company’s failure to…
  • May 20

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Panel (“FINRA”) has ordered UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico and UBS Wealth Management (collectively “UBS”) to pay a client from Puerto Rico $1 million to repurchase…
  • May 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection
    The nation’s highest court has just made it easier for workers to sue their 401k plans for charging excessive fees for investments. The case is Tibble v. Edison International, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the…
Rank this Week: 103

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • May 22

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  • May 22

    Benjamin Rosenberg | Rosenberg Martin Greenberg

    Benjamin Rosenberg | Rosenberg Martin Greenberg
    Benjamin Rosenberg the chairman of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, a business law firm based in Baltimore, has been ranked in Chambers:USA in its Maryland 2015 guide. Rosenberg was one of  five lawyers with the firm to earn…
  • May 22

    HarborView homeowners fear creeping marina

    HarborView homeowners fear creeping marina
    A group of HarborView homeowners wants to stop construction of what they allege is a commercial marina on their private property. The PierHomes at HarborView Council alleges the marina would “unreasonably interfere” with the…
Rank this Week: 151

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 22

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help
    If you’re in a car accident, you should call the police immediately. As you’re waiting for help to arrive, there are a number of things that you can be doing—assuming you’re not severely injured—that may be…
  • May 20

    5 Worst Foods to Eat in the Car

    5 Worst Foods to Eat in the Car
    Eating while driving can be tempting, especially when you’re running late for work or are on an extended road trip. But if you’re acting as the driver, you should resist the urge to chow down from behind the wheel, and pull off…
  • May 19

    Resources for Foreign Victims of the Amtrak Train 188 Accident

    Resources for Foreign Victims of the Amtrak Train 188 Accident
    Many international travelers ride Amtrak every year. Amtrak Train 188, traveling from Washington D.C. to New York, was carrying several international passengers at the time it derailed. According to media reports, passengers from Spain,…
Rank this Week: 865

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 22

    Another Important Win for Online Free Speech: Even Good Groups Bring Oppressive Trademark Lawsuit

    Another Important Win for Online Free Speech: Even Good Groups Bring Oppressive Trademark Lawsuit
    The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued an important decision at the intersection of First Amendment and trademark law, marking the second time in two days that free speech has triumphed over expansive intellectual property…
  • May 22

    FTC halts debt collection operations for threatening and deceiving consumers via text

    FTC halts debt collection operations for threatening and deceiving consumers via text
    According to the Federal Trade Commission, federal courts in New York and Georgia, acting on an FTC motion, have temporarily halted three debt collection operations that the FTC alleges have violated federal law by threatening and deceiving…
  • May 22

    $82 million verdict against debt collection firm

    $82 million verdict against debt collection firm
    Last week, a Missouri jury awarded about a quarter-million dollars in compensatory and $82 million in punitive damages to a woman who was hounded for over a year by debt collector Portfolio Recovery Associates for a $1100 debt that…
Rank this Week: 796

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 22

    And You Thought Biglaw Layoffs Were Over

    And You Thought Biglaw Layoffs Were Over
    Silly Rabbit. Remember this scathing piece about layoffs at white-shoe firms from 2013? While it was only two years ago, there has not been much in the news recently about large firm layoffs. Until now. Butler & Hosch,…
  • May 22

    Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice

    Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice
    Many solo attorneys are too quick to add staff or another attorney. Before making that type of investment, make sure you can handle the short-term impact on your practice and pocketbook. Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your…
  • May 21

    The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It

    The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It
    Unless you are from another planet, you know that the fortunes of law schools have sunk drastically since the the go-go years of the last decade, where literally every person you ever met decided to go to law school. After watching…
Rank this Week: 155

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    Drunk Drivers Crackdown Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Drunk Drivers Crackdown Over Memorial Day Weekend
    Texas State Troopers, Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputies and City Police Departments Are ParticipatingDuring a traffic stop, drunk drivers who know they are above the legal limit often refuse to submit a breath sample, opting for driver…
  • May 20

    Takata Admits Its Airbags Are Defective - 15 Years Later

    Takata Admits Its Airbags Are Defective - 15 Years Later
    Recall Is Largest and Most Fraudulent in HistoryThe airbag was considered one of the most effective auto safety advances in auto manufacturing history. But over 15 years ago, they began exploding without warning, killing at least six people…
  • May 19

    Woman Thrown Through Windshield in Horrific Crash

    Woman Thrown Through Windshield in Horrific Crash
    Why Don't People Wear Their Seat Belts?A 60-year-old woman is in serious condition after flying halfway through the windshield during an accident outside of Houston. The accident occurred around 11 p.m on Saturday. A woman driving a gray…
Rank this Week: 428

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Documents your 18-year-old should have

    Documents your 18-year-old should have
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your parental…
  • May 19

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight
    I am a little late with this blog post, because there have been so many changes in the law over the past weeks that I had to tell you about first.  I offer a belated congratulations to Julianne Moore, who in late February nabbed this…
  • May 15

    Veterans Adminstration to roll out new, improved website

    Veterans Adminstration to roll out new, improved website
    Fueled by last year's horrifying wait-list scandal, the V.A. and government representatives have been promising to better serve our veterans.    Ask any veteran and you'll learn that one area badly in need of improvement is customer…
Rank this Week: 457

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • May 22

    DOJ Announces Plea Agreements with Five Major Banks for Manipulating Foreign Currency Exchange Market

    DOJ Announces Plea Agreements with Five Major Banks for Manipulating Foreign Currency Exchange Market
    On May 20, the DOJ announced plea agreements with five major banks relating to manipulations of foreign currency exchange markets. Four of the banks pled guilty to felony charges of “conspiring to manipulate the price of U.S. dollars…
  • May 22

    CFPB Fines Worldwide Payment System $25 Million for Alleged Deceptive Practice

    CFPB Fines Worldwide Payment System $25 Million for Alleged Deceptive Practice
    On May 19, the CFPB announced a stipulated final judgment against a California-based worldwide payment system company. According to the CFPB’s complaint, filed the same day, the defendant (i) failed to honor advertised promotional…
  • May 22

    CFPB Introduces Financial Coaching Initiative

    CFPB Introduces Financial Coaching Initiative
    On May 20, the CFPB launched its Financial Coaching Initiative, an educational program designed to help “recently-transitioned veterans and economically vulnerable consumers.” The program places 60 certified financial coaches…
Rank this Week: 635

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 516

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 22

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​
    Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to honor the nation’s veterans and raise funds for veterans organizations.…
  • May 21

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word
    A recent article in Fortune magazine brought attention to a new recruiting trend of employers seeking to hire “digital natives.” According to the article, many employers are starting to use this term in employment ads, causing…
  • May 20

    Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon

    Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon
    On May 19, 2015, two California cities moved forward with large minimum wage hikes. Los Angeles Minimum Wage May Rise To $15 By 2020 The Los Angeles City Council voted on a plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.…
Rank this Week: 361

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • May 22

    FREE Online Webinar May 26: How to Develop Your Law Firm Marketing Plan

    FREE Online Webinar May 26: How to Develop Your Law Firm Marketing Plan
    Join me on Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT for a free 60-minute legal marketing webinar: Develop Your Law Firm Marketing Plan, where you will learn… A proven legal marketing system that has helped 15,000 attorneys convert…
  • May 21

    3 Steps to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Law Firm

    3 Steps to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Law Firm
    I have yet to find an attorney who could not benefit from having their profile on LinkedIn. It’s the number one online network for white-collar professionals. Whether you want to connect with non-competing attorneys, non-legal…
  • May 20

    2 Questions Every Attorney Needs to Know the Answers To

    2 Questions Every Attorney Needs to Know the Answers To
    There are two questions just about every attorney has asked at one time or another. At every Rainmaker Retreat – our two-day law firm marketing seminar – I answer dozens of questions that are top-of-mind for attorneys who…
Rank this Week: 601

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • May 22

    Phone hacking: massive privacy damage

    Phone hacking: massive privacy damage
    Gulati v. MGN Ltd [2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch), Mann J – judgment here For some years in the early and mid 2000s, a routine form of news-gathering in the Mirror Group was phone hacking – listening to voicemails left for…
  • May 22

    Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse

    Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse
    James Rhodes v OPO (by his Litigation Friend BHM) and another, [2015] UKSC 32 The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in an appeal by the celebrated concert pianist, James Rhodes. You can read the judgment here and watch Lord…
  • May 22

    Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – Robert Gleave and Lawrence McNamara

    Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – Robert Gleave and Lawrence McNamara
    Sajid Javid’s reported objections to the Government’s pre-election proposals on countering extremist ideas uncover just how controversial the new laws will be. He had objected, it seems, to a mooted expansion of Ofcom’s…
Rank this Week: 352

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
  • May 20

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)
    Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years.  The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.The Court of Appeal says:  Wrong.Justice Robie says:  "You guys forgot…
Rank this Week: 509

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend Law Library Closed

    Memorial Day Weekend Law Library Closed
    The Cleveland-Marshall Law Library will be closed from 5pm on Friday May 22nd through Memorial Day Monday May 25th. We will reopen on Tuesday May 26th at 7am. Enjoy your weekend!
  • May 22

    Wikipedia for Legal Research?

    Wikipedia for Legal Research?
    You use Wikipedia as part of your legal research (gasp)? Yes. There have been quite a number of studies that show that Wikipedia is reliable and a few that state that it isn’t. In my personal experience I find it to be useful and…
  • May 21

    Lexis Get and Print Upgrade

    Lexis Get and Print Upgrade
    Lexis Advance’s “Get and Print” feature has been updated. You can now enter in up to 100 citations to get and print at one time. Contact any of your librarians for assistance with the “Get and Print” feature on…
Rank this Week: 126