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Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jan 21

    Premium Refund Theory in Insurance Class Action Rejected By Michigan Federal District Court

    Premium Refund Theory in Insurance Class Action Rejected By Michigan Federal District Court
    One theory that has been raised by plaintiffs’ lawyers in some insurance class actions is that policyholders should receive a partial refund of their premiums because they are not receiving the coverage they paid for, or coverage…
  • Jan 19

    Cy Pres Distributions in Class Action Settlements Addressed By Eighth Circuit

    Cy Pres Distributions in Class Action Settlements Addressed By Eighth Circuit
    Over the last several years, federal courts of appeals have been closely scrutinizing cy pres distributions to charitable organizations in class action settlements. This includes opinions by the First Circuit, Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit.…
  • Dec 31

    Thoughts on Trends in Insurance Class Actions in 2014

    Thoughts on Trends in Insurance Class Actions in 2014
    As 2014 comes to a close, here are a few observations on key trends I’ve seen in insurance class actions (and class actions more broadly) over the last year: Changes in the law have frequently led to new class action filings. Most…
Rank this Week: 730

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

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

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
  • Jan 21

    SEC Sings You're Gonna Have To Serve Somebody With A Proper Brief

    SEC Sings You're Gonna Have To Serve Somebody With A Proper Brief
    Imagine that you're broke and can't afford a fabulous but high-priced regulatory lawyer like me and you need to submit a brief in response to some absolutely outrageous allegations made against you by the Securities and Exchange Commission…
  • Jan 20

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Chinese Pharma Private Securities TransactionsAs the economy recovers from the Great Recession, a number of regulatory violations that had been somewhat dormant for the past few years are once again showing up on the radar screen. With…
  • Jan 20

    Chinese Pharma Private Securities Transaction

    Chinese Pharma Private Securities Transaction
    As the economy recovers from the Great Recession, a number of regulatory violations that had been somewhat dormant for the past few years are once again showing up on the radar screen. With increasing number of deals, we're also…
Rank this Week: 761

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Why Is Lifestyle Analysis Important In A Divorce?

    Why Is Lifestyle Analysis Important In A Divorce?
    As a divorce attorney you already know that an accurate lifestyle analysis is a key component in getting a fair settlement. You probably don’t also have a CPA along with your law degree, but you can depend on the lifestyle analysis…
  • Jan 14

    Expected Real Estate Trends In 2015

    Expected Real Estate Trends In 2015
    The economy continues to improve, which is a huge relief after the Great Recession. Real estate professionals need to be ready for these changes if they want to serve their clients better. Realtor.com made some predictions about the 2015 real…
  • Jan 7

    Realtor.com Predicts Surge In First Time Buyers In 2015

    Realtor.com Predicts Surge In First Time Buyers In 2015
    Realtor.com predicts we are going to see a surge in first time homebuyers in 2015. First time buyers need a little more guidance than experienced buyers do and it helps if you have HUD settlement statement software like Easy HUD to ease the…
Rank this Week: 777

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

Provides insight and commentary on SEC enforcement actions. By Brooks Pierce.

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Jan 20

    Retrench of DOJ’s Equitable Sharing Program Could be Boon to N.C. School

    Retrench of DOJ’s Equitable Sharing Program Could be Boon to N.C. School
    “Equitable Sharing” sounds so reasonable.  Who could argue with it?  Here’s what it is, and what it does:  The Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing program allows federal law enforcement agencies to…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Does Not Care about Its Injunction

    The SEC Does Not Care about Its Injunction
    It won’t surprise you to learn that the U.S. Code includes this provision: “A court of the United States shall have power to punish by fine or imprisonment, or both, at its discretion, such contempt of its authority . . . as . . .…
  • Jan 14

    Justice Department Files First FCPA Case of 2015, Reminds Lawyers to Watch Out

    Justice Department Files First FCPA Case of 2015, Reminds Lawyers to Watch Out
    Last week, the Justice Department filed the first FCPA case of 2015 when it indicted Dmitrij Harder, the former owner and president the Chestnut Consulting Group in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.  Here’s a summary paragraph from…
Rank this Week: 784

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jan 20

    SC Siding with Teva on Patent Issue

    SC Siding with Teva on Patent Issue
    The U.S. Supreme Court early this week overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that invalidated a patent by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on a multi-sclerosis drug (Copaxone), offering the drug manufacturer a chance to stall generic…
  • Jan 20

    SC Ruling for Muslim Prisoner Who Objected on Beard Ban

    SC Ruling for Muslim Prisoner Who Objected on Beard Ban
    The religious freedom law allows a Muslim inmate to grow a half-inch beard, according the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling early this week, putting off concerns brought up by Arkansas prison officials in which inmates could hide contraband in…
  • Jan 19

    Terror Suspect to Face U.S. Bombings Trial

    Terror Suspect to Face U.S. Bombings Trial
    Mr. Khaled al-Fawwaz will going to a Manhattan federal court early this week for his alleged role in two U.S. embassy bombings 1998. This is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to try suspected terrorists in American courts. al-Fawwaz, a…
Rank this Week: 200

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 20

    The cyberattack on Sony Pictures made employees collateral damage

    The cyberattack on Sony Pictures made employees collateral damage
    Christopher Hoofnagle quoted in The Washington Post, December 3, 2014 “This attack looks more like a crime meant to harm the victim than to extract some economic benefit, which makes it very different from the card breaches and the…
  • Jan 20

    Former Afghan translator living in Bay Area finally reunited with family

    Former Afghan translator living in Bay Area finally reunited with family
    Kate Jastram cited in San Jose Mercury News, December 4, 2014 The family now can stay in the country for one year as they apply for asylum. Kate Jastram, a UC Berkeley law professor and refugee law expert, will act as the supervising attorney…
  • Jan 20

    At center of immigration suit, a clause with a funny name

    At center of immigration suit, a clause with a funny name
    John Yoo and Robert J. Delahunty article cited in The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2014 “If the President may constitutionally permit 15% of the Nation’s illegal immigrant population to remain in the United States without fear…
Rank this Week: 45

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Les avis secrets du Conseil d'Etat bientôt en ligne ?

    Les avis secrets du Conseil d'Etat bientôt en ligne ?
    Le Conseil d'Etat vient d'inaugurer sa base d'avis ConsiliaWeb . Extrait du communiqué de presse : « Dans sa fonction de conseil aux pouvoirs publics, le Conseil d'Etat rend des avis de différentes natures. Les avis du…
  • Jan 16

    LERIS, base de données bibliographiques du droit luxembourgeoi

    LERIS, base de données bibliographiques du droit luxembourgeoi
    L'unité de recherche en droit de la Faculté de droit, d'économie et de finance (FDEF) de l'Université du Luxembourg a mis en ligne le 17 décembre 2014 la base LERIS (Lëtzeburger Rechts Informations…
  • Jan 14

    Projet Veille JORF : testez une maquette fonctionnelle de l'application collaborative

    Projet Veille JORF : testez une maquette fonctionnelle de l'application collaborative
    Notre projet de veille collaborative sur le Journal officiel Lois et décrets (ou Veille sommaire JORF) a reçu le 3e prix Open Law du concours organisé par l'éditeur officiel, la DILA. Vous pouvez tester Veille JORF…
Rank this Week: 993

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jan 20

    L-1 VISAS FOR INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES: A GENERAL OVERVIEW

    L-1 VISAS FOR INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES: A GENERAL OVERVIEW
    By:  Emily Pierce, Associate Attorney at Maged Rost L-1 visas for intracompany transferees are popular options for some foreign nationals who would like to work for a US affiliate of the foreign company temporarily.[1] This article…
  • Jan 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for February 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Jan 12

    NOW IS THE TIME TO START CAP-SUBJECT H-1B PLANNING FOR FY-2016

    NOW IS THE TIME TO START CAP-SUBJECT H-1B PLANNING FOR FY-2016
    It is that time of year again. On April 1, 2015, the USCIS will again begin accepting petitions for cap-subject and Master-cap H-1Bs for FY-2016. The fiscal year for 2016 begins October 1, 2015, the earliest start date that may be requested…
Rank this Week: 716

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker
    The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you…
  • Dec 6

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic
    Law firms on average firms spent 3.4 percent of their annual collected fees on marketing and business development activities in 2013 -- up from a previous level of only 2.3 perclegalent in 2012. Legal marketing spending has rebounded to…
  • Aug 29

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan
    Does your firm simply dress up the lawyers as hunters, send them into the woods and tell them to shoot at anything that moves? Instead, you should practice premeditated business development and make 2011 the best year financially in your…
Rank this Week: 396

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 101

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 734

Law Practice Management

Law Practice Management

Covers disaster planning, law practice management, insurance, marketing and security. By Freedman Consulting.

http://pa-lawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phone

    Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phone
      We thought that our cell phones were safe from ransomware, like CryptoLocker, which has been infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in the U.S.  Not so!  A recent article in CNet Daily News reports that there are as…
  • Jan 15

    Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant

    Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant
    MacElree Harvey, LTD, a mid-sized law firm based in West Chester, PA has an excellent opportunity available for a Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for supporting the CFO/COO to ensure accurate, appropriate, effective, and…
  • Dec 16

    Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator

    Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator
    A Paoli, PA law firm has a job opening for an experienced law firm billing coordinator.  This person will compile, manage, and execute attorney billing.  This person may also perform a variety of other accounting and…
Rank this Week: 558

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Jan 20

    The government sucks at cybersecurity

    The government sucks at cybersecurity
    Originally posted at Medium. The federal government is not about to allow last year’s rash of high-profile security failures of private systems like Home Depot, JP Morgan, and Sony Entertainment to go to waste without…
  • Jan 16

    Striking a Sensible Balance on the Internet of Things and Privacy

    Striking a Sensible Balance on the Internet of Things and Privacy
    This week, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a new white paper entitled, “A Practical Privacy Paradigm for Wearables,” which I believe can help us find policy consensus regarding the privacy and security concerns…
  • Jan 16

    Again, We Humans Are Pretty Good at Adapting to Technological Change

    Again, We Humans Are Pretty Good at Adapting to Technological Change
    Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times posted an interesting story yesterday noting how, “Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful.” Her essay builds on a new study by researchers at the Pew…
Rank this Week: 431

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    Settlement Reached in Petco Rat Bite Lawsuit

    Settlement Reached in Petco Rat Bite Lawsuit
    A man in Portland, Maine who suffered a rat bite settled his personal injury lawsuit against Petco last Thursday, according to a statement made by the pet supply retailer. Dominic Profenno Jr. sued Petco in April 2014, one month after he was…
  • Jan 14

    Rick Springfield Faces Injury Lawsuit Retrial

    Rick Springfield Faces Injury Lawsuit Retrial
    A retrial has begun for the injury lawsuit filed by a woman against Rick Springfield, regarding an injury that occurred during a 2004 concert at the New York State Fair. Vicki Calcagno, 45, said Springfield struck her in the head with his…
  • Jan 6

    Dubuque, Iowa to Enact Sledding Ban

    Dubuque, Iowa to Enact Sledding Ban
    On Monday night, the Dubuque, Iowa, City Council voted to ban sledding in all but two city parks. According to NPR, the local Dubuque broadcast station KCRG-TV reported council members passed the ordinance out of fear of liability issues. The…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Jan 20

    A Risky Situation: FDA Drug Approvals at 18-Year High

    A Risky Situation: FDA Drug Approvals at 18-Year High
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for determining whether drugs are safe enough to be used in the United States. On one hand, a speedy approval process is good in that it can provide people who may…
  • Jan 15

    Wisconsin Lawmaker Trying to Undo the Damage of Tort Reform

    Wisconsin Lawmaker Trying to Undo the Damage of Tort Reform
    The people of Wisconsin have been some of the nation's most serious victims of tort reform. They have had their rights to recover in medical malpractice cases severely curtailed, particularly in wrongful death cases. Fortunately it appears…
  • Jan 12

    Colorado and West Virginia are in Danger of Suffering from “Tort Reform”

    Colorado and West Virginia are in Danger of Suffering from “Tort Reform”
    While courts in states as varies as Illinois, Missouri, and Florida continue to hold tort reform measures designed to rob injured plaintiffs of their rights to recover for their personal injuries unconstitutional, legislators continue to push…
Rank this Week: 255

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    George v. George - Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

    George v. George - Divorcing an Abusive Spouse
    While divorce certainly has its challenges, it's usually preferable to remaining in a union that isn't working. However, when the element of abuse is involved, there are unique and important considerations that must be made before proceeding.…
  • Jan 10

    Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements Must Be "Just" and "Equitable" to be Valid

    Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements Must Be "Just" and "Equitable" to be Valid
    Both pre- and post-nuptial agreements have increasingly come into favor among many couples, particularly those who are waiting longer to marry (or are marrying later in life) or may have issues to resolve during the course of the union.…
  • Dec 20

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Loss of Parental Rights, Cite Drug Use

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Loss of Parental Rights, Cite Drug Use
    Indiana courts are rarely eager to terminate the rights of faltering biological parents, who often receive numerous opportunities to reform and provide a stable, loving environment. Termination of parental rights is seen as a last resort…
Rank this Week: 418

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Kaufman County Jury Duty- No, I wasn’t struck

    Kaufman County Jury Duty- No, I wasn’t struck
    I received my first jury summons since moving to Kaufman County. It’s the first I have received in at least 10 years. I must be on some kind of “Do Not Call” list for potential jurors (let’s call them PJs). If you have…
  • Jan 2

    Ignorance of the law in no excuse, unless you’re a cop

    Ignorance of the law in no excuse, unless you’re a cop
    One of the most frustrating aspects of criminal defense work is the double standards that abound between what we expect of government (cops and prosecutors) and what expect of citizens. Which leads us to the case of the day…..…
  • Nov 22

    Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014

    Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014
    A little over a month ago I detailed my journey into the Android realm after leaving the safe and familiar grounds of Appleland. To recap, I had used every Iphone since they had Iphone, and rather impulsively switched to a Galaxy S5…
Rank this Week: 358

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • Dec 4

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
Rank this Week: 130

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jan 20

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art
    White Knuckle IP, LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.US District Court for the District of Utah1:15-cv-00014Filed January 16, 2015In a new case, plaintiff White Knuckle IP accuses Electronic Arts of infringing U.S. Pat. No. 8,529,350 entitled…
  • Jan 20

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment
    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environmentIssued Aug. 15, 2006, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘576 patent describes a racing video game which offers enhanced computer AI to…
  • Jan 12

    Patent No. 8,523,668: Controlling access to and use of video game console

    Patent No. 8,523,668: Controlling access to and use of video game console
    Summary:While the ‘668 patent does not cover video game systems or hardware, it does rely on access to a video game controller and aim to limit access to game consoles. The patent describes a device that only allows a game console or…
Rank this Week: 534

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 845

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jan 20

    Woman Sexually Assaulted in Chicago Neighborhood

    Woman Sexually Assaulted in Chicago Neighborhood
    In the early morning hours of Monday, January 19, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted after she was approached from behind in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, according to a news article at the Chicago Tribune. The…
  • Jan 16

    Northern Michigan Family Care Doctor Has License Suspended for Sexual Assault

    Northern Michigan Family Care Doctor Has License Suspended for Sexual Assault
    On Tuesday, January 13, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended 60-year-old Richard Ferguson’s license to practice medicine, according to a news article at the Detroit Free Press. Ferguson pleaded guilty to…
  • Jan 7

    Off Duty Sheriff’s Deputy in Chicago Charged with Attempting to Sexually Assault a Prostitute

    Off Duty Sheriff’s Deputy in Chicago Charged with Attempting to Sexually Assault a Prostitute
    On New Year’s Eve, Chicago police officers noticed a vehicle that was partially blocking an alley and double parked, according to a news article at the Chicago Tribune. As they approached the vehicle, Cook County sheriff’s Deputy…
Rank this Week: 481

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
  • Jan 14

    Heritage Foundation January 29 Conference on Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcement Record

    Heritage Foundation January 29 Conference on Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcement Record
    During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama criticized the Bush Administration for “the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century” and promised “to reinvigorate antitrust…
Rank this Week: 250

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
Rank this Week: 778

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Elder Neglect and Home Caregiver

    Elder Neglect and Home Caregiver
    We know that California assisted-living facilities need to be better regulated by the state. After all, many of the serious and life-threatening injuries sustained by patients in nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly…
  • Jan 15

    Hospice Mistreatment and Federal Sanction

    Hospice Mistreatment and Federal Sanction
    Are our elderly loved ones receiving proper end-of-life care at California hospices? A recent article in the Huffington Post reported that, unlike other healthcare facilities that receive Medicare funding, hospices aren’t being punished…
  • Jan 6

    Nursing Home Complaints and Fraud Allegation

    Nursing Home Complaints and Fraud Allegation
    Many of us know that nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in California made national news over the last year for undesirable reasons related to elder abuse and neglect. Even more…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Jan 20

    9 Winter Safety Tips From the Red Cro

    9 Winter Safety Tips From the Red Cro
    This winter is set to be one of the coldest on record, with massive cold air fronts predicted for most of the United States. Fortunately, the American Red Cross offers steps anyone can take to ensure their safety during this inclement season.…
  • Jan 5

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?
    Diabetes is a growing problem in America; a well-documented type 2 diabetes epidemic has stressed our health care system’s infrastructure and sparked existential debates over the quality of our food supply and nutrition advice. Type 2…
  • Jan 5

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?
    Diabetes is a growing problem in America; a well-documented type 2 diabetes epidemic has stressed our health care system’s infrastructure and sparked existential debates over the quality of our food supply and nutrition advice. Type 2…
Rank this Week: 233

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jan 20

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an increasing number of conditions are considered to be a disability resulting in expanded employee protections. This in turn places responsibility on the employer to ensure disabled employees…
  • Jan 16

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer
    Assuming Vermont's GMO labeling law survives a court challenge, beginning in July, 2016, all producers of food products sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified ingredients will be required to label the products as containing GE…
  • Jan 13

    Practice, Practice, Practice

    Practice, Practice, Practice
    As kids, we heard this all the time, from parents and coaches.  “You will never get any better without practice”: from the piano, to baseball, to gymnastics.  Practice builds muscle memory, and without that practice,…
Rank this Week: 430

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?
    It is not uncommon for spouses who have filed for divorce to question their decision to end the marriage multiple times throughout the process. Getting a divorce is life-changing for both spouses. Sometimes, after one or both parties realize…
  • Jan 19

    What Can You Learn From Looking at the Petition?

    What Can You Learn From Looking at the Petition?
    The realm of family law, as is the case with pretty much all areas of law, is filled with lots of legal paperwork and legal jargon. Being able to understand and properly fill out the judicial council form is half of the battle for a…
  • Jan 13

    I was served with Divorce Papers - Now What?

    I was served with Divorce Papers - Now What?
    Spouses who are served with divorce papers usually fall into one of two categories: completely shocked or not surprised. Whether you expected your spouse to file for divorce or not, receiving divorce papers can be an overwhelming experience. …
Rank this Week: 911

St. Louis Injury Lawyer Blog

St. Louis Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers sidewalk, swimming pool, dog bite and other accidents. By Ryan R. Cox and Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.stlouis-injurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 20

    St. Louis County Fatal Teen Crash Drives Home Road Risk

    St. Louis County Fatal Teen Crash Drives Home Road Risk
    A fiery crash in north St. Louis County early this month claimed the lives of two teens, ages 15 and 17, after authorities say the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the concrete base of an electric traffic signal on Robbins…
  • Dec 20

    Missouri Traffic Safety Advocates Warn of New Year Holiday Driving Danger

    Missouri Traffic Safety Advocates Warn of New Year Holiday Driving Danger
    On New Year's Eve of 2014, something incredible happened: From 6 p.m. that Tuesday night through 11:59 p.m. the following Wednesday, not a single person died in a Missouri traffic crash. This is not to say there weren't crashes over this…
  • Dec 10

    Driver Distraction Danger in Missouri Compounded by Holiday Traffic

    Driver Distraction Danger in Missouri Compounded by Holiday Traffic
    A record number of travelers are expected to take to the roads this holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Throughout that time, there are plenty of sources of distraction: From bored kids in the backseat to last-minute…
Rank this Week: 274

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

Covers legal issues, developments, and other pertinent pertinent information relating to the creation, use, and exchange of electronic health records. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 20

    HIPAA Compliance Trends for 2015

    HIPAA Compliance Trends for 2015
    As she had done in 2014, Marla Durben Hirsch interviewed my partner Elizabeth Litten and me for her annual Medical Practice Compliance Alert article on compliance trends for the New Year.  While the article, which was entitled “6…
  • Jan 13

    New NJ Standard More Stringent than HIPAA

    New NJ Standard More Stringent than HIPAA
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill (S.562) into law on January 9, 2015 that will impose a standard more stringent than HIPAA on health insurance carriers authorized (i.e., licensed) to issue health benefits plans in New…
  • Jan 7

    “No” to ACO Data Sharing? Proposed Rules Tweak Medicare Beneficiary Opt-Out Notice Procedure

    “No” to ACO Data Sharing? Proposed Rules Tweak Medicare Beneficiary Opt-Out Notice Procedure
    Medicare beneficiaries whose healthcare providers participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) may want to add the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website,…
Rank this Week: 795

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/
Rank this Week: 96

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 20

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    The misuse of Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that…
  • Jan 20

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 17, 2015 as How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video The misuse of Canada’s new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week.…
  • Jan 14

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information
    As the misuse of the Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system continues to attract attention, Industry Canada has taken the first step to try to alleviate public concern. The department has posted an advisory on the notice-and-notice…
Rank this Week: 697

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
    The American Conference Institute (ACI) hosts a comprehensive ERISA litigation conference twice a year, in New York in October and in Chicago in April. Fall in Manhattan and spring in Chicago. What’s not to like? Beyond that though, the…
  • Jan 14

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?
    I wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark, peaceful days of mid-January (do New Englanders still grow up reading Ethan Frome, with its perfect depiction of a classic, pre-global warming New England winter?) to talk briefly about an…
  • Jan 6

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?
    Tom Clark, who writes the excellent Fiduciary Matters Blog, gave me either a late Christmas or an early New Year's present when he forwarded me, last week, the district court's December 30th decision in Spano v. Boeing, which addressed…
Rank this Week: 883

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Jan 20

    Finding Your Fit: Law School Choice

    Finding Your Fit: Law School Choice
    Marissa is a 2L from the San Francisco Bay Area by way of five years in Atlanta at Emory University—four for school and one working in Development and Alumni Relations. She double majored in History and French Studies, with a minor in…
  • Jan 20

    Facing Ferguson, Driving Change

    Facing Ferguson, Driving Change
    Facing Ferguson, Driving Change Thanks to the activism of our students and the response our faculty, critical discussions on race and justice are taking place all around the HLS campus. Watching these events unfold, I have been reminded that…
  • Jan 13

    Learning Appellate Advocacy at HLS: Ames Moot Court Competition

    Learning Appellate Advocacy at HLS: Ames Moot Court Competition
    In his first post, Jacob Hanna wrote about the First-Year Ames Moot Court Competition, a chance for 1Ls to get a taste of courtroom life. In this post, he writes about other opportunities for upperclassmen to hone the craft of litigation here…
Rank this Week: 337

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Consussion

    DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Consussion
    At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Christopher C. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A., an associate professor of radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and radiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical…
  • Jan 8

    Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD

    Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD
    There has been much research with regard to the long term effects of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as independent conditions.  However, there has been very little research studying the…
  • Dec 29

    Ohio University Infographic of CTE in Sport

    Ohio University Infographic of CTE in Sport
    This summer the Radiological Society of North America published an article summarizing the findings from Research conducted at Stanford University on the effects of concussive and sub-concussive head injuries.  There the Stanford…
Rank this Week: 496

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 682

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Jan 20

    Helmet Update

    Helmet Update
    Ms. Cheryl K. Chumley posted the following blog about the use of defective helmets for the military: defective since they can actually make blast head injury worse than with no helmet.  Ms. Chumley Displayed the following with…
  • Jan 19

    The Aging of the Brain

    The Aging of the Brain
    The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked. As we age, our short term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more about our inability filter out…
  • Jan 6

    Alcohol and the Brain

    Alcohol and the Brain
    We all know that drinking and driving is against the law but did you know that Chronic misuse of alcohol results in measurable damage to the brain. A new study uses high-resolution structural magnetic resonance scans to compare the brains of…
Rank this Week: 766

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    Comment by Feb. 16 on proposed uniform state model rule for M&A broker

    Comment by Feb. 16 on proposed uniform state model rule for M&A broker
    The Broker-Dealer Section of the North American Securities Administrators Association is seeking comments no later than Feb. 16, 2015, on a proposed uniform state model rule exempting certain merger and acquisition brokers from registration…
  • Dec 29

    Bill governing M&A brokers should resurface in 2015

    Bill governing M&A brokers should resurface in 2015
    During 2014, Congress has gained momentum toward creating an exemption from federal broker-dealer registration for “M&A brokers” who facilitate mergers, acquisitions, sales and similar transactions involving privately held…
  • Dec 3

    A compliance problem truly “Made in the USA”

    A compliance problem truly “Made in the USA”
    Following the expiration of a public comment period last week, the ink is now dry on the Federal Trade Commission’s consent decree against Made in USA Brand, LLC, settling charges that the Columbus, Ohio-based company sold its…
Rank this Week: 511

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Plaintiffs Settle Despite Hung Jury

    Plaintiffs Settle Despite Hung Jury
    Discrimination cases are difficult. They are more difficult than many other types of cases, because there is an intrinsic bias against discrimination claimants. As Judge Kopf (of Hercules and the Umpire blog) said, many judges are simply…
  • Jan 14

    Fifth Circuit Clears Up Disability Discrimination Caselaw

    Fifth Circuit Clears Up Disability Discrimination Caselaw
    In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit cleared up some confusion regarding how to show disability discrimination. In EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc., No. 13-60703 (5th Cir. 12/11/2014), the court noted that Fifth Circuit jurisprudence had three…
  • Jan 13

    Flight Attendants Refuse to Work Due to Perceived Danger

    Flight Attendants Refuse to Work Due to Perceived Danger
    The crew of a  United Airlines Flight arrived at their plane one day and found the words “BYE BYE” scrawled on the tail section. It was July, 2014, just a few months after the Malaysia airline plane disappeared over the…
Rank this Week: 842

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 841

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health
    Transvaginal mesh is one of the great health debacles of our time, causing more damage across more families than any other medical device in recent memory. I know it from my own files: the mesh implants ruin women’s health, often…
  • Jan 8

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?
    Next week is the second anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide amid an unjustifiable prosecution led by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a prosecution that at best was based on a complete misunderstanding of how computers…
  • Dec 31

    Tort Reform Kills (General Motors Defective Ignition Edition)

    Tort Reform Kills (General Motors Defective Ignition Edition)
    As the New York Times described yesterday, Natasha Weigel and Amy Rademaker, both teenagers, died needlessly in 2006 because General Motors sold a defective car that suddenly lost power, causing them to crash and also causing their airbags to…
Rank this Week: 156

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement
    It is common knowledge that the sustained political activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. over the decade leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) were crucial to its passage . Perhaps somewhat less well-known is that…
  • Jan 19

    Reflections on the Reasons We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Part 2)

    Reflections on the Reasons We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Part 2)
    In 2011 Washington University professor Michael Honey published a collection of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches to labor unions and workers' rights coalitions, entitled All Labor Has Dignity. King's words in these speeches leave no room…
  • Jan 19

    Reflections on the Reasons We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Part 1)

    Reflections on the Reasons We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Part 1)
    Each year, this country celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday on or just after his birthday, January 15. Some iconic words from King's "I have a Dream" speech are rehearsed in our churches, theaters, over the airwaves, and (if we are…
Rank this Week: 629

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jan 19

    Marching on Montgomery

    Marching on Montgomery
    Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., participated in a historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to call attention to the ongoing fierce opposition to black voter registration, despite the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.My…
  • Jan 16

    Charles Hynes: the Gift that Keeps Giving

    Charles Hynes: the Gift that Keeps Giving
    Former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, who left behind a tarnished legacy, to put it kindly, is about to come under renewed scrutiny. No, I'm not talking about possible criminal charges for stealing misusing forfeited drug monies to benefit his…
  • Jan 10

    Another Innocent Man Cleared in Brooklyn

    Another Innocent Man Cleared in Brooklyn
    Ret. Dt. Louis ScarcellaThe other day, Justice Raymond Guzman, sitting in Kings County Supreme Court, vacated the conviction of Derrick Hamilton, who had spent more than 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. No, this is a not a…
Rank this Week: 729

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 970

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jan 19

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)
    Some personal injury victims and their families will have a new tax-preferenced funding option following enactment of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) of 2014 which was signed into law last month by President Barack…
  • Dec 30

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance
    The Executive Life of New York (ELNY) liquidation, which occurred on April 16, 2012 represented the dominant structured settlement story of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the most important developments in the history of the United States…
  • Dec 22

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning
    During the late 1970s, and throughout the 1980s, when defendants retained exclusive control of structured settlements, many brokers and their liability insurance company clients referred to unsuccessful sales as "cash outs". Their…
Rank this Week: 857