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Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Apr 20

    What can I expect at a mediation conference?

    What can I expect at a mediation conference?
    Mediation conferences happen in almost every single family law case in Florida, both in initial case and post-judgment cases (those re-opened for a modification). Mediation conferences usually take place after all or most of the…
  • Apr 13

    What happens if my spouse moved out of state with our children BEFORE the divorce?

    What happens if my spouse moved out of state with our children BEFORE the divorce?
    Most people who have been through a divorce in Florida are familiar with the word relocation – moving more than 50 miles with your children once a divorce case is pending or has been completed. There is a statute in Florida,…
  • Mar 30

    The Dos and Don'ts of Prenup

    The Dos and Don'ts of Prenup
    When it comes to prenuptial agreements, tread lightly. Givens Givens Sparks explains some common pitfalls to avoid. People in the U.S. are waiting longer on average to get married. Marrying later in life means that many couples are…
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GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Grand Avenue repaving ignores safety, reinforces status quo

    Grand Avenue repaving ignores safety, reinforces status quo
    Street repavings in Oakland don’t come along often. The City is presently facing an 85 year repaving cycle, meaning that streets that are repaved now may be with us until 2100 (the industry standard is 15-25 years). When a street is…
  • Apr 8

    Vote ‘No’ on S.B. 192

    Vote ‘No’ on S.B. 192
    At GJEL, we’re very supportive of wearing bicycle helmets. We’ve seen countless victims hit by drivers while bicycling whose lives were saved by helmets, and others not wearing helmets who’ve experienced significant injuries…
  • Apr 6

    Baby, you can drive my “self-driving” car: but what if it hits somebody?

    Baby, you can drive my “self-driving” car: but what if it hits somebody?
    photo credit: 2420 via photopin (license) It is clear that the object of romantic interest in the Beatles’ song never anticipated a self-driving (“autonomous”) car; but as that technology gets closer to becoming a commercial…
Rank this Week: 668

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Apr 20

    Leading Lawyers to Leadership

    Leading Lawyers to Leadership
    “Leading New Lawyers: Leadership and Legal Education,” a short essay that I posted to SSRN last week, describes a short course in leadership that grows out of some earlier thoughts posted to this blog, and which I teach here at…
  • Mar 16

    Blurred Copyright Line

    Blurred Copyright Line
    The Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” verdict is in; the hand-wringing has begun (see the selection of commentary below). My reactions, as a non-musical copyright teacher: 1/ If musical traditions of…
  • Feb 25

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality
    A fish is no doubt an object that is tangible,” but a fish is not a “tangible object” for purposes of Section 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. That’s the Supreme Court of the United States, in Yates v. United States,…
Rank this Week: 676

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Persons Firm, LLC.

http://www.mariettainjurylawyer.com/
  • Apr 20

    Appeals Court Upholds $4 Million Verdict to Asbestos Victim

    Appeals Court Upholds $4 Million Verdict to Asbestos Victim
    Malignant mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis decades after the fact. Because asbestos was commonly used in the…
  • Apr 14

    Victim Cannot Sue Because He Saw Hazard Two Weeks Before Accident

    Victim Cannot Sue Because He Saw Hazard Two Weeks Before Accident
    The Georgia Court of Appeals has made it more difficult for persons injured on other people’s property to bring a premises liability claim. In a March 30 decision, a divided appeals court upheld a trial judge’s decision to grant…
  • Apr 7

    Appeals Court Says Insurer May Be Liable for Teenager Injured in ATV Accident

    Appeals Court Says Insurer May Be Liable for Teenager Injured in ATV Accident
    If someone is injured on your property and sues, you naturally expect your insurance company will cover any damages. But insurance policies are complex contracts often containing multiple exclusions, which could leave you on the hook for a…
Rank this Week: 850

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Provision Passed by House Protects Healthcare Provider

    Provision Passed by House Protects Healthcare Provider
    Legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives includes a provision that will effectively protect doctors and other healthcare workers against medical malpractice lawsuits, according to the New York Times. The primary purpose of…
  • Apr 15

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error
    We all turn to doctors and other healthcare providers to treat injuries and illnesses; however, sometimes a doctor actually causes harm. In fact, medical errors occur far more often than most people realize. Obstetrical errors, in particular,…
  • Mar 26

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
    This summer, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision in King v. Burwell that could have profound ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. If the Supreme Court decides to rules against the…
Rank this Week: 690

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Apr 20

    The Importance of Training Investigators: MCAD Discrimination Prevention Program

    The Importance of Training Investigators: MCAD Discrimination Prevention Program
    I recently attended a 2-day training program in Boston conducted by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) called Conducting Internal Discrimination Complaint Investigations. This was a high quality training program that…
  • Apr 10

    Time to Reexamine Your Employee Handbook – The NLRB Clarifies What Language Is Lawful and Unlawful

    Time to Reexamine Your Employee Handbook – The NLRB Clarifies What Language Is Lawful and Unlawful
    On March 18, 2015, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a report. In that report, the General Counsel explains the NLRB’s view on what language it has found lawful and unlawful in an…
  • Apr 4

    NH DOL’s Top Ten List

    NH DOL’s Top Ten List
    Every year the New Hampshire Department of Labor issues a list of the top ten violations found by its inspection division in the previous year.  Remarkably, the list does not change much from year to year.  The culprits move up and…
Rank this Week: 665

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 20

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change
    I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem like a huge distance but with the traffic in Toronto…
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
  • Apr 16

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment
    Employees-beware of your work skeletons! Social media can be a good source for many things, even handy for employers to uncover employee work skeletons. Potential job candidates and employees need to be cautious about what they post and make…
Rank this Week: 238

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For Assets By Recognizing Red Flag

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For Assets By Recognizing Red Flag
    If a divorcing spouse hides marital assets there usually are red flags.  Red flags are also often found when assets have been hidden by tax fraudsters, Ponzi schemers, bankruptcy debtors, money launderers & narco-traffickers.…
  • Apr 13

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder
    This post describes a case in which illicit drug monies were concealed offshore and laundered via a Cayman Island bank account.  The case is also about tax fraud; identity theft and a murder.   I published the post earlier at the…
  • Apr 6

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”
    I.  COURSE DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on May 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
Rank this Week: 266

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 20

    Tax Court: Will a faith-based arbitration clause disqualify your trust for tax purposes?

    Tax Court: Will a faith-based arbitration clause disqualify your trust for tax purposes?
    Mikel v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2015-64, 2015 WL 1518063 (U.S.Tax Ct. April 6, 2015) We aren’t doing our jobs as estate planners if we don’t anticipate — and plan accordingly for — the structural…
  • Apr 6

    4th DCA: Is a spousal undue influence claim impossible under Florida law?

    4th DCA: Is a spousal undue influence claim impossible under Florida law?
    Blinn v. Carlman, — So.3d —-, 2015 WL 1223665 (Fla. 4th DCA March 18, 2015) (trial-court order) Who bears the burden of proof is often a decisive factor in will contests. Why? Because your single most important witness…
  • Mar 20

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.
    Richard L. Pearse, Jr. of Pearse & Stinson, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida, was on the winning side of Kemp & Associates, Inc. v. Chisholm, an interesting 5th DCA opinion I wrote about here involving a woman’s failed attempt to…
Rank this Week: 532

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Top General & Specialty Hospitals in Miami

    Top General & Specialty Hospitals in Miami
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is evidence that good things can come in small packages.  The U.S. News & World report ranked this small hospital as not just the # 1 medical facility in South Florida, but…
  • Apr 6

    Special MRI Used To Predict Chronic Pain Following A Whiplash Injury

    Special MRI Used To Predict Chronic Pain Following A Whiplash Injury
    Whiplash-associated disorders from car accidents affect more than 4 million Americans annually, harming their quality of life and costing an estimated $30 billion for medical/rehabilitative care per year.  Yet, insurance companies…
  • Apr 2

    Eight Miami-Area Hospitals Fined for Poor Patient Safety

    Eight Miami-Area Hospitals Fined for Poor Patient Safety
    Let’s start with the obvious, people go to the hospital to get better, not worse. The not so obvious, it doesn’t always work out that way. Between hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and preventable injuries unrelated to the…
Rank this Week: 985

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement
                General Notes: The purchase/sale agreement is probably the most misunderstood, but most important document utilized in a real estate transaction. Some of the unwary mistakenly…
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
Rank this Week: 618

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Apr 20

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Europe Challenges Google, Seeing Violations of Its Antitrust Law.  The European Union has formally accused Google of abusing…
  • Apr 13

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Formal Charges May Be Next in Europe’s Google Antitrust Inquiry.  Although Europe’s antitrust investigation of…
  • Apr 6

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Antitrust and Other Inquiries in Europe Target U.S. Tech Giants.  European antitrust regulators are intensifying their…
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 346

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    12 USC 95a2

    12 USC 95a2
    "12 USC 95a2" is the latest of phony laws that I have encountered that people are apparently being advised to invoke.I haven't found much useful information about the scam yet, and I haven't been able to positively link it to the Sovereign…
  • Apr 14

    Saturday Mail Processing / Delayed Mail Delivery

    Saturday Mail Processing / Delayed Mail Delivery
    In recent weeks, I've been notified by 3 or 4 different clients that letters sent out were arriving considerably later than is typical for postal delivery.  I met with the Green Bay postmaster today and we have solved at least part of…
  • Apr 13

    Misconceptions of Authority - the Judge and the Trustee

    Misconceptions of Authority - the Judge and the Trustee
    In recent weeks, I've gotten a number of e-mails from Chapter 13 clients -- commonly concerning their plan payments or payments of tax refunds, that they're going to be a little (or a lot) late.  They worry that the Trustee is going to…
Rank this Week: 507

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    City Council Forum

    City Council Forum
  • Apr 20

    In the Lead

    In the Lead
    Source: CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.com
  • Apr 16

    Denver neighbors concerned about planned methadone clinic on E. Colfax

    Denver neighbors concerned about planned methadone clinic on E. Colfax
     A planned medical clinic serving recovering drug addicts on East Colfax Avenue has upset some nearby residents, who are angry about, among other things, the proximity to Denver East High School. The Denver Recovery Group, 2822 E.…
Rank this Week: 494

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 20

    Fraudulent Conversion of Money To Homestead in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Fraudulent Conversion of Money To Homestead in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is very hard on wealthy debtors. In a Florida Chapter 7 bankruptcy case decided last month (March) a bankruptcy court applied the 10 year look-back provided for in Section 522 of the U.S.  Bankruptcy Code to deny a homestead…
  • Apr 13

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption
    A caller said the local property appraiser took away her homestead tax exemption after neighbors complained the owner was renting rooms to tourist for short-term occupancy. The caller asks whether losing the tax exemption automatically…
  • Apr 6

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?
    A client has a new tech company with what he describes as a valuable copyright. His ex-partner sued him in Virginia federal court and obtained a large judgment which the ex-partner domesticated in Florida. The creditor registered a judgment…
Rank this Week: 522

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Using Stock as Consideration in Mergers & Acquisition

    Using Stock as Consideration in Mergers & Acquisition
    When companies look toward inorganic growth in the form of mergers and acquisitions, the frequent questions that arise throughout this process revolve around consideration. Consideration is how sellers get paid and buyers pay. The ways in…
  • Apr 13

    Myths About Public Company Share Registration & the SEC

    Myths About Public Company Share Registration & the SEC
    Before I delve in to a discussion about what the SEC does and does not do, let me be very clear: the SEC produces and changes its opinion fairly frequently and–due to the complex nature of most SEC rules and arguments–it would be…
  • Apr 5

    Vetting Reverse Merger Candidate

    Vetting Reverse Merger Candidate
    We receive a great deal of requests from folks I like to refer to as the tire kickers. They’re those that like to waste a lot of time, but at the end of the day their business–or in most cases their business idea–lacks the…
Rank this Week: 465

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Boston Marathon, 2015 Edition

    Boston Marathon, 2015 Edition
    Today is the 119th running of the Boston Marathon, one of the truly great road races in the world. While it’s become associated with terrorism in the minds of many due to the bombing two years ago, this is not the way that runners think…
  • Apr 9

    Enthralled with the Pre

    Enthralled with the Pre
    Did someone drop an extra dose of stupid in the drinking water of Charleston, S.C., attorney David Aylor? If the name doesn’t ring a bell, let me attach it to an incident: On Saturday in North Charleston, police officer Michael T.…
  • Apr 1

    The Squiggly Line in the Road

    The Squiggly Line in the Road
    If you came here looking for an April Fool’s joke, sorry, but I retired in 2013. Now on to today’s post… So there I am last weekend looking at the squiggly yellow line down the middle of the road. And I think to myself:…
Rank this Week: 526

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Apr 20

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    FINRA Named As Defendant In Case Alleging Altered Electronic FilesToday's BrokeAndBroker.com Blog discusses a civil Complaint involving the somewhat esoteric legal issue of "spoliation," which involves the alleged…
  • Apr 20

    FINRA Named As Defendant In Case Alleging Altered Electronic File

    FINRA Named As Defendant In Case Alleging Altered Electronic File
    Today's BrokeAndBroker.com Blog discusses a civil Complaint involving the somewhat esoteric legal issue of "spoliation," which involves the alleged destruction or alteration of evidence. Although that doesn't necessarily sound like a…
  • Apr 20

    SEC Awards Compliance Officer Million Dollar Whistleblower Bounty

    SEC Awards Compliance Officer Million Dollar Whistleblower Bounty
    On April 22, 2015, the Securities And Exchange Commission announced it was awarding to a compliance professional a whistleblower award of between $1.4 and $1.6 million. According to the SEC's Press Release "SEC Announces Million-Dollar…
Rank this Week: 813

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Apr 20

    Case Highlights Importance of Valuation Date in Buy-Sell Agreement

    Case Highlights Importance of Valuation Date in Buy-Sell Agreement
    The fascinating case of Mintz v Pazer, which was reported over a year ago featuring discussion of a "Quick Draw" buy-sell agreement, makes its second appearance in this week's New York Business Divorce, this time highlighting a pair of recent…
  • Apr 13

    Another Case of Seller’s Remorse Bites the Dust

    Another Case of Seller’s Remorse Bites the Dust
    Disputes over shareholder buy-outs continue to generate interesting court decisions addressing whether the purchasing controller has an affirmative, fiduciary duty of disclosure, as in Brummer v. Red Rabbit, LLC, highlighted in this week's…
  • Apr 6

    Blurring the Lines Between Oppression, Duty of Disclosure, and Fiduciary Breach

    Blurring the Lines Between Oppression, Duty of Disclosure, and Fiduciary Breach
    Do majority shareholders of a close corporation owe a fiduciary duty to a minority shareholder to make accurate financial disclosures to enable fair valuation of the latter's shares for purposes of a voluntary buy-out? Find out in this week's…
Rank this Week: 746

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 991

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    NJ Medical Marijuana Program Director Resign

    NJ Medical Marijuana Program Director Resign
    According to a recent article from NJ.com, the director of New Jersey's medical marijuana program has resigned his position. This occurred approximately three-and-a-half years after he was hired with much official and popular support. His…
  • Apr 18

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls for Medical Marijuana Revolution

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls for Medical Marijuana Revolution
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been a long-time contributor to CNN. He has become a household name, and America has come to value his opinion on medical issues. According to a recent article, Gupta says it is time in this country for a medical…
  • Apr 15

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam
    A doctor who prescribed marijuana to patients for whom he never actually examined was not acting out of greed, but rather compassion, his attorney said following his sentencing hearing. The 58-year-old Michigan physician conceded he knew he…
Rank this Week: 983

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 19

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense
    Short-payment of royalties – when do post-production costs cross the line into unreasonableness? This next-to-last entry in Blawgletter's seven-part series on the hottest oil & gas claims for returns to the theme of royalty owners who…
  • Apr 12

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause
    Blawgletter's seven-part exposition of the hottest oil and gas claims for 2015 (which we co-wrote for the Institute for Energy Law's 66th Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston) moves into an area that plaintiffs hate and defendants love…
  • Apr 6

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga
    Blawgletter offers the fourth installment in the seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015. This time, we address whether flaring gas qualifies as "use" on which the operator must pay royalties. Legal backdrop…
Rank this Week: 237

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…
    The Master of the Rolls has announced guideline hourly rates (GHRs) are to be frozen at their 2010 levels indefinitely as there is no prospect of proper evidence being produced to justify a revision. This may not be entirely bad ……
  • Mar 30

    Drafting time

    Drafting time
    Further to my post yesterday, the time claimed for drafting the three virtually identical Notices of Funding was a total of three hours (one hour for each). Did you guess correctly? Being charitable, I suppose it is possible the fee ……
  • Mar 29

    Drafting Notice of Funding

    Drafting Notice of Funding
    I’m currently dealing with a case where the claimants’ solicitors were acting for three claimants arising out of the same incident. Same fee earner dealing with each claim. Notices of Funding were prepared; one for each of the…
Rank this Week: 719

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 19

    Applied decision theory

    Applied decision theory
    Richard Birke, a law professor at Willamette University, gave a talk at the ABA Dispute Resolution conference expressing frustration with the term "Alternative Dispute Resolution." The term is too limiting to describe the many ways that the…
  • Apr 18

    Re-living trauma

    Re-living trauma
    love to knowEinstein supposedly said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. I learned this week that even though research has shown for about 20 years that grief counseling…
  • Apr 18

    Measuring ADR effectivene

    Measuring ADR effectivene
    The state of Maryland commissioned a cutting edge research project that has succeeded in measuring the effectiveness of the state's court-connected ADR program in limited jurisdiction courts. This study attempted to do much more than track…
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The Lex-Warrier

The Lex-Warrier

http://lex-warrier.in/
  • Apr 19

    Sanskar Marathe v. State of Maharashtra

    Sanskar Marathe v. State of Maharashtra
    Prachi Kumari One More Attempt To Strengthen The Freedom Of Speech And Expression The post Sanskar Marathe v. State of Maharashtra appeared first on The Lex-Warrier.
  • Apr 19

    Law and the Mother – Maternity Benefit Act

    Law and the Mother – Maternity Benefit Act
    Raghavi Viswanath History bears testimony to the fact that maternity has been viewed as a disability. Since the times of the Industrial Revolution, pregnant women have been treated as a liability. Employers have expressed no qualms with…
  • Apr 18

    Misuse of sexual harassment laws in India

    Misuse of sexual harassment laws in India
    Raghavi Viswanath The Indian judiciary has seen a decelerated evolution with regards to sexual harassment laws. This article seeks to highlight and analyze the various flaws in the legal apparatus to deal with sexual harassment as it exists…
Rank this Week: 249

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
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Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 271

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Apr 19

    Exonération d’Impôt Fédéral sur la Succession pour les Ressortissants Non-Américain

    Exonération d’Impôt Fédéral sur la Succession pour les Ressortissants Non-Américain
    L’une des différences majeures dans l’homologation d’une succession entre une personne étrangère et un citoyen américain est la différence dans le montant de l’exemption des droits de…
  • Apr 12

    L’Autorisation d’Emploi aux États-Unis sera Disponible pour les Titulaires du Visa H-4

    L’Autorisation d’Emploi aux États-Unis sera Disponible pour les Titulaires du Visa H-4
    Les détenteurs de visa H-4, c’est-à-dire les épouses des détenteurs de visas H1-B et d’autres visas moins courants, seront en mesure de demander un permis d’emploi cette année. Cette action…
  • Apr 12

    Rapport Annuel Rappel !

    Rapport Annuel Rappel !
    Le Rapport Annuel doit être déposé avant le 1er mai dans l’Etat de Floride afin d’éviter une grosse amende et la dissolution potentielle de votre entreprise. Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour remplir…
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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 19

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement
    Happi v France 9/4/15 (judgement in French only) Mr H lives with his family in unsatisfactory and hazardous accommodation in Paris. On 28/12/10, Paris’ Administrative Court ordered the Ile-de-France authority to provide the family with…
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
  • Apr 15

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.
    It appears that Barnet Council (via the Mayor’s casting vote) are determined to carry on with their  plan to raise rents for council tenants, new and existing, to 80% of market rent or top of LHA rates, whichever is lowest. We…
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Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Colorado family law, child custody and child support. By Plog & Stein, PC.

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 2)

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 2)
    In the first part of this article, I ventured into the significance of a full blown court hearing, as opposed to a status conference. I also started discussing the beginnings of that contested Arapahoe County divorce or custody hearing.…
  • Apr 14

    Challenges to Premarital and Marital Agreements in Colorado

    Challenges to Premarital and Marital Agreements in Colorado
    While it’s not romantic to consider what will happen if the marriage ends, for many Colorado residents, it makes sense to get a prenuptial agreement drafted so as to protect income or assets. Prenuptial agreements can address property…
  • Apr 7

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 1)

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 1)
    As I often indicate, each Denver area divorce or custody case is unique, with its own twists, turns and variables which can come to play and, potentially, have an impact on the outcome of a case.  An experienced Denver family law…
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idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
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Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 19

    Dirty Scissors Used on VA Hospital Patient

    Dirty Scissors Used on VA Hospital Patient
    Two things are true of hospitals: they are full of sick people and they are full of people who are vulnerable to infections. This is one of the reasons why using properly sterilized equipment is of paramount importance in hospital settings.…
  • Apr 15

    Apparently Not Quite Everything a Doctor Does Wrong in Texas is Subject to Strict Medical Malpractice Limit

    Apparently Not Quite Everything a Doctor Does Wrong in Texas is Subject to Strict Medical Malpractice Limit
    Tort reform has been leading to ridiculous results all over the country. Medical malpractice patients have found themselves unable to recover the damages to which they should be entitled. In states like Texas, personal injury plaintiffs have…
  • Apr 11

    Two Dental Malpractice Cases Proceeding in Illinoi

    Two Dental Malpractice Cases Proceeding in Illinoi
    Many people fear the dentist. Between the Novocaine shots, the sound of the drill, and bad memories of childhood braces, a day at the dentist is not exactly a day at the beach. But most people go and most of the time it works out perfectly…
Rank this Week: 328

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)
    April 20, 2014 I’ve been quite engaged on advertising, marketing and competition law projects for the past few months. Having said that, I thought I would launch an offer for basic random draw or consumer generated contest rules and…
  • Mar 24

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)
    March 24, 2015 The Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento is organizing the following two outstanding events for competition law practitioners: April 16th – 18th: The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will…
  • Mar 12

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie
    March 12, 2015 The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries (April 23, 2015) Concurrences Journal, in partnership with ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, will hold its inaugural…
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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I
    Every year at ABA TECHSHOW, we get the results of the ABA’s annual technology survey. This year we learned that only 30% of lawyers say they use a web-based service.1 Wait, what? 70% of lawyers don’t use email? They don’t do…
  • Apr 17

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3
  • Apr 16

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software
    When it comes to practice management software, there are two features that to distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve…
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Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment
    Funeral homes frequently allow the assignment of insurance as partial payment towards a trust funded preneed contract, but the manner in which the assignment is made can cause problems for them.  Preneed trustees will not accept an…
  • Apr 15

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount
    It is common for a funeral home to offer a discount to a preneed contract purchaser when the sales price is to be paid in full at the time of purchase.  However, funeral homes are often inconsistent in how the discount is applied to the…
  • Apr 12

    The Right of Sepulcher: One Hurdle to the Final Resting Place

    The Right of Sepulcher: One Hurdle to the Final Resting Place
    A Kansas City Star article reported on the role of the Missing in Action Project in getting Major Rombauer to his final resting place.  Much of the work of the MIA Project goes unreported, but this story was found noteworthy because…
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Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 511

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
  • Apr 8

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue
    On today’s CAAF daily journal we find: No. 15-0172/MC. U.S. v. Francis L. Captain. CCA 201300137.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal…
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The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Victimless humor.

    Victimless humor.
    Someone once told me laughter is always at somebody else’s expense. I disagreed and lamely rejoined, “What about babies? They laugh and not at someone’s expense.” On later reflection, I had to admit he was mostly…
  • Apr 6

    State Bar of Arizona asks for member comment — not really.

    State Bar of Arizona asks for member comment — not really.
    The State Bar of Arizona sent out a blast email to members last Thursday afternoon, April 2nd. The email sincerely insincerely asked for comments about its 2015-2019 Strategic Plan “to make sure we haven’t missed anything.”…
  • Mar 21

    I’ll take the other Birdman instead.

    I’ll take the other Birdman instead.
    I finally saw Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). I wish I’d stayed virtuously ignorant. As an avid movie-goer, I try to see all the Academy Award Best Picture Nominees before the annual self-congratulatory award show…
Rank this Week: 832

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Aliso Viejo Man Arrested For Shipping Electronics To Iran

    Aliso Viejo Man Arrested For Shipping Electronics To Iran
    F.B.I agents arrested Khosrow Afghahi, 71, of Aliso Viejo on suspicion of sending over $24 million worth of electronic supplies over the last five years.  In addition to Afghahi, 4 other people were also arrested.  According to the…
  • Mar 28

    Huntington Beach Teen Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

    Huntington Beach Teen Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge
    Jackson Roland Westermeyer pleaded guilty to 1 count of meeting a minor to commit a lewd act, 5 counts of possession or control of child pornography and 1 count of extortion.  All felonies, Westermeyer faced up to 10 years in prison…
  • Mar 28

    DUI Checkpoint in Anaheim Tonight

    DUI Checkpoint in Anaheim Tonight
    A DUI and valid driver’s license checkpoint will take place in Anaheim tonight.  According to the Anaheim Police Department the checkpoint will last from tonight from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Cerritos Avenue and Euclid Street. Officers…
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A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 509

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Gasoline Explosion Expert Witnesse

    Gasoline Explosion Expert Witnesse
    Gasoline explosion expert witnesses may report and testify on fuel explosions, flammable materials, and tanker truck explosions. On March 26 in Huimanguillo, in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, villagers tried to take gasoline from…
  • Apr 16

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 2

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 2
    Attorney Craig Ball is a forensic technology expert witness. On his website, Ball in Your Court, he writes on his experience as an expert witness.Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Don’t Be Jekyll and Hyde We communicate as…
  • Apr 14

    Computer Security Expert Witness On Cyberstalking Part 1

    Computer Security Expert Witness On Cyberstalking Part 1
    In Cyberbullying, Trolling, and Cyberstalking: the Dark Side of Free Speech (part 1b), computer security expert witness Steve Burgess answers the question What is Free Speech? Also not protected is harassment, the act of systematic and/or…
Rank this Week: 795

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Apr 17

    Under Attack

    Under Attack
    One of the biggest challenges in knowledge management is how to increase responsible knowledge sharing in the face of heightened security concerns. To be honest, I had heard IT colleagues talking about the growing number of network…
  • Apr 16

    Sense Making and Scents Making

    Sense Making and Scents Making
    At the recent residency for IKNS Madelyn Blair asked us to tell stories about sense making.
  • Apr 12

    Why Your Firm Does Not Innovate

    Why Your Firm Does Not Innovate
    What is holding your law firm back? You hear about exciting things happening in other industries. You hear about exciting things happening in other law firms. Meanwhile you and your colleagues are told to keep your heads down and just work…
Rank this Week: 857

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Admin: Spring Break

    Admin: Spring Break
    This blog will be quiet until the last week of April.
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Asylum for the Jews of France? (The Asylumist, April 2015) [text]Asylum Procedures in the EU (EPRS, April 2015) [text]EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case (Migration Information Source,…
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria
    Ad-hoc Query on "the Application of Article 1F of the Refugee Convention in Syrian Asylum Cases" (European Migration Network, Dec. 2014) [text]Conflict, Famine, Refugees, and IDPs: A Perfect Storm in Yemen? (Future Development Blog, April…
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Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Apr 17

    Innovation and Inequality: Conservative and Libertarian Perspectives 2-21-2015

    Innovation and Inequality: Conservative and Libertarian Perspectives 2-21-2015
    We are in an age of accelerating technology but many fear we are also in an age of growing inequality. Does the fast pace of innovation pose a threat to social stability? Many fear that machines will take away jobs from the less skilled and…
  • Apr 17

    Innovation and Health Care 2-21-2015

    Innovation and Health Care 2-21-2015
    Given that everyone is getting older and more prone to disease, medical innovation is one of the most important measures, if not the most important measure, of a successful health policy. Technological acceleration, including advances in…
  • Apr 17

    Current Issues in Patent Law and Policy 2-21-2015

    Current Issues in Patent Law and Policy 2-21-2015
    Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today. Is a one-size-fits all model for patent duration appropriate in today's technological environment or does it simply incentivize…
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