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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Apr 15

    Trump Can Now Fill Little-Known Position that Affects Consumers, the Comptroller of the Currency

    Trump Can Now Fill Little-Known Position that Affects Consumers, the Comptroller of the Currency
    by Jeff Sovern During the George W. Bush administration, then-Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan, a former bank lobbyist and lawyer, aggressively protected banks by claiming that state anti-predatory lending laws were preempted as to…
  • Apr 15

    Gibson Article on Boilerplate-Free Transaction

    Gibson Article on Boilerplate-Free Transaction
    James Gibson of Richmond has written Boilerplate's False Dichotomy, Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming. Here is the abstract: The argument against enforcing boilerplate contracts (i.e., contracts that no one reads) seems clear. Indeed, if…
  • Apr 15

    Trump travel ban may cause large downturn in travel to U.S., in turn harming U.S. tourist industry

    Trump travel ban may cause large downturn in travel to U.S., in turn harming U.S. tourist industry
    This article by Abha Bharrarai reviews anecdotal evidence and data from Internet searches for flights to the U.S. indicating that, as a result of Trump's travel ban, far fewer people want to travel to the U.S. for tourism, conferences, and...
Rank this Week: 221

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Apr 15

    Fake Justice

    Fake Justice
    Donald  Trump has ushered in the era of “fake news.” The only question is whether we should view Trump himself as  its creator  or its victim.  Now we see a parallel problem with Trump’s Attorney General…
  • Mar 29

    Never Reward a Bully

    Never Reward a Bully
    Constitutional law expert Cass Sunstein has just given the Democratic Senators some advice on how to handle the Gorsuch vote.   http://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/the-best-strategy-for-democrats-on-neil-gorsuch-1.13322437 Sunstein…
  • Mar 6

    Shameless Self-Promotion

    Shameless Self-Promotion
    Back in 1969 I worked  in a legal services office in the Imperial Valley  on the California-Mexican Border.   Most of our clients were Mexican-Americans who had the usual poor people legal problems–rent arrears,…
Rank this Week: 941

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
  • Mar 28

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?
    One of the major concerns people have when they consider filing for bankruptcy is the damage it will do to their credit. Understandably, they worry that their credit score will plummet and that it will be difficult to restore once…
  • Mar 23

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail
    News stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that,…
Rank this Week: 233

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Suppressing the DUI Intoxilyzer 8000 Results for a Lack of Substantial Compliance

    Suppressing the DUI Intoxilyzer 8000 Results for a Lack of Substantial Compliance
    The goal for the attorney in a DUI case involving a breath test reading over .08 is getting the breath test result thrown out of evidence. In order to get the breath test results thrown out, the DUI defense attorney can file a motion to…
  • Apr 6

    Statistics on Administrative Suspensions in 2015

    Statistics on Administrative Suspensions in 2015
    Recent statistics from the Bureau of Administrative Review Officers shows that for all of the administrative suspensions invalidated in 2015, the hearing officers gave the following reasons listed in descending order by percentage: No .02…
  • Aug 13

    Electronic Warrants in Hillsborough County, Florida

    Electronic Warrants in Hillsborough County, Florida
    The United States Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely, 569 U. S. ___ (2013), acknowledged that exigent circumstances would rarely exist for DUI-related forced blood draws because of the technological “advances in the last 47 years…
Rank this Week: 863

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 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 97

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
Rank this Week: 904

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney
    This crap is still going on. Lawyers hiring marketers, not paying attention to the unethical and cheesy ways they try to game Google for their lawyer-clients, and I'm done reaching out to these idiot lawyers to ask them to ask their marketers…
  • Apr 11

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"
    When you saw the video of that guy being dragged off the United Airlines flight, I trust your first thought was "man, that's terrible."My first thought was "man, someone is going to defend that."And so it developed, like every other video on…
  • Jan 17

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
Rank this Week: 281

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.
    Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.  LiveJournal is a social media platform that displays photographs posted by users.  Maverix Photographs sued for copyright infringement of some of its photographs.  LiveJournal…
  • Feb 15

    What does Consideration mean in a Contract?

    What does Consideration mean in a Contract?
    What does it mean for a contract to be not enforceable because of a lack of consideration? Answer: In order for a contract to be enforceable, the mutual promises of the parties must be supported by “consideration”. Considerations…
  • Feb 14

    Benefits of a Federal Trademark Registration – FAQ

    Benefits of a Federal Trademark Registration – FAQ
    What are the benefits of a federal trademark registration? Answer: There are many benefits of a federal trademark registration, both direct and indirect.  Direct benefits are numerous and include: National protection of the…
Rank this Week: 890

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Apr 14

    The future of ad blocking

    The future of ad blocking
    There’s an ongoing arms race between ad blockers and websites — more and more sites either try to sneak their ads through or force users to disable ad blockers. Most previous discussions have assumed that this is a cat-and-mouse…
  • Apr 3

    Dissecting the (Likely) Forthcoming Repeal of the FCC’s Privacy Rulemaking

    Dissecting the (Likely) Forthcoming Repeal of the FCC’s Privacy Rulemaking
    Last week, the House and Senate both passed a joint resolution that prevent’s the new privacy rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from taking effect; the rules were released by the FCC last November, and would have…
  • Mar 29

    Questions for the FBI on Encryption Mandate

    Questions for the FBI on Encryption Mandate
    I wrote on Monday about how to analyze a proposal to mandate access to encrypted data. FBI Director James Comey, at the University of Texas last week, talked about encryption policy and his hope that some kind of exceptional access for law…
Rank this Week: 333

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
  • Apr 14

    :: Fifth Circuit Holds That ERISA Preempts Provider’s Promissory Estoppel Claim

    :: Fifth Circuit Holds That ERISA Preempts Provider’s Promissory Estoppel Claim
    To the extent that a health-care provider’s promissory-estoppel claim depends on and derives from the rights of the plan participants and beneficiaries to recover benefits under an ERISA plan’s terms, the claim is preempted. . . .…
  • Jan 23

    :: Third Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal of FCRA Class Action For Data Breach

    :: Third Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal of FCRA Class Action For Data Breach
    So the Plaintiffs here do not allege a mere technical or procedural violation of FCRA.  They allege instead the unauthorized dissemination of their own private information – the very injury that FCRA is intended to prevent.  …
  • Jan 20

    :: Counterclaims Do Not Support Removal to Federal Court

    :: Counterclaims Do Not Support Removal to Federal Court
    Defendant further asserts that removal is appropriate because defendants have asserted counterclaims under ERISA § 502(a); defendants have expressly asserted ERISA preemption under § 514 as an affirmative defense in their answer to…
Rank this Week: 840

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 816

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Free Webinar: Proven Personal Marketing Strategies to Bring In New Busine

    Free Webinar: Proven Personal Marketing Strategies to Bring In New Busine
    It's time to move your personal marketing to the next level. One of the most effective ways to bring new business is through personal marketing efforts. Ask yourself - how effective are my networking and social media efforts? How many quality…
  • Apr 8

    How to Start and Grow a Xarelto Mass Torts Practice

    How to Start and Grow a Xarelto Mass Torts Practice
    The courts are seeing an explosion in Xarelto products liability cases. The multi-district litigation docket (MDL) was only created in 2014 in the eastern district of Louisiana. Started out with 21 cases. By the end of 2014, there were more…
  • Mar 26

    Fotojet is a Handy Photo Editor for Business Writer

    Fotojet is a Handy Photo Editor for Business Writer
    As a business writer I will need to edit, add or create a graphic for every blog post that I write. I've tested Fotojet, compared it with two other graphics programs I use, and found it to be a winner. The beauty is that Fotojet is…
Rank this Week: 431

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 214

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 916

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Davis Law Center.

http://www.detroitinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Understanding Damages in Michigan Personal Injury Case

    Understanding Damages in Michigan Personal Injury Case
    If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for the harms you suffered At Davis Law Center, our Michigan law firm will scrutinize the facts of your case and seek the compensation you…
  • Apr 5

    Study Finds Increase in Auto Accident Deaths in 2016

    Study Finds Increase in Auto Accident Deaths in 2016
    In Michigan, as in any other state, all drivers have a duty to obey traffic laws and drive carefully to minimize the risk of accidents on the road. Unfortunately, drivers do not always adhere to this duty and end up causing accidents that…
  • Mar 24

    Examining the Statute of Limitations in Michigan Personal Injury Case

    Examining the Statute of Limitations in Michigan Personal Injury Case
    At Davis Law Center, our seasoned Michigan injury attorneys are committed to helping individuals who have suffered injuries due to accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an…
Rank this Week: 860

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 13

    USCIS Has Jurisdiction Over Certain Requests for Waivers of Inadmissibility, According to Appellate Panel

    USCIS Has Jurisdiction Over Certain Requests for Waivers of Inadmissibility, According to Appellate Panel
    The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) gives multiple federal agencies under several Cabinet departments jurisdiction over different—sometimes overlapping—processes. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is…
  • Mar 23

    Another Judge Rules Against ICE Detainers for Alleged Immigration Violation

    Another Judge Rules Against ICE Detainers for Alleged Immigration Violation
    An ongoing dispute in immigration law, which has taken on new urgency since January, involves the question of whether local authorities are obligated to cooperate with federal officials on immigration enforcement. Numerous judges have ruled…
  • Mar 9

    DACA Recipient Challenges Detention by Immigration Authoritie

    DACA Recipient Challenges Detention by Immigration Authoritie
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, first announced in June 2012, allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to remain here and work, provided they meet certain eligibility criteria. The purpose…
Rank this Week: 953

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme

    SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme
    SEC Charges Pastor With Defrauding RetireesThe SEC announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a Michigan-based pastor accused of exploiting church members, retirees, and laid-off auto workers who were misled to…
  • Apr 12

    FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation

    FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation
    The ability of small and large businesses to raise capital efficiently is critical to job creation and economic growth. Broker-dealers play a vital role in helping businesses raise capital through the securities markets, and as a…
  • Apr 12

    Wells Fargo Wins Bank Arbitrations? Maybe not

    Wells Fargo Wins Bank Arbitrations? Maybe not
    The LA Times published this article, based on a study that we can't find.Admittedly I haven't seen the study, and am only commenting on the article. If anyone has a link to the actual study, I would love to review it.One more caveat - I don't…
Rank this Week: 625

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Surprise, Locking Pliers Are Not Wrenche

    Surprise, Locking Pliers Are Not Wrenche
    Tariff classification is based on the common and commercial meaning of the words used in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. One of the words that has been in dispute of late is "pliers" as applied to locking pliers. To…
  • Apr 1

    Executive Order on Customs Enforcement

    Executive Order on Customs Enforcement
    Apparently, the administration has pivoted to its trade agenda. Yesterday, we saw the draft letter to Congress outlining the modest goals for NAFTA renegotiations. I also tweeted the announcement that Kevin McAleenan would be nominated to…
  • Apr 1

    Trump Administration NAFTA Strategy

    Trump Administration NAFTA Strategy
    It appears the U.S. will not be withdrawing from NAFTA. At least not immediately.Yesterday, a draft letter from the Acting USTR Stephen Vaughn to Congress made its way to the public. The letter notifies Congress of President Trump's intention…
Rank this Week: 983

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Apr 12

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP
    Shocking, tragic, and heartbreaking. Those are the first words that come to mind in reacting to the loss of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. She was an absolutely lovely person and a magnificent judge. She was loved and admired by…
  • Apr 4

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 1)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 1)
    The Democrats in the Senate are right on this one. Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, is indeed backward and extreme. Not necessarily him personally--I don't know him nor do I know others who do. But to be…
  • Feb 9

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline
    9th Circuit JudgesCanby, Clifton, Friedland The decision in one sentence: The Trump administration failed to show that the country was in grave danger unless the Executive Order was allowed to go into effect immediately. A step by…
Rank this Week: 794

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Chicken & Rice Guys E. coli Outbreak Hits 14

    Chicken & Rice Guys E. coli Outbreak Hits 14
    The Boston Globe reported last night reported that an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak had shuttered three locations of the Chicken & Rice Guys, as well as its fleet of Middle... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    E. coli Outbreak Linked to Soy Nut Butter Expand

    E. coli Outbreak Linked to Soy Nut Butter Expand
    Twenty-nine people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 12 states. Arizona 4, California 5, Florida 1, Illinois 1, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 1, Missouri 1,... Continue Reading
  • Mar 28

    Canada Health Announced E. coli Outbreak Tied to Flour

    Canada Health Announced E. coli Outbreak Tied to Flour
    The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E. coli O121 that has now been linked to Robin Hood All...…
Rank this Week: 95

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Pitocin Birth Injury Lawsuit

    Pitocin Birth Injury Lawsuit
    Pitocin and Syntocinon are commonly brand names for the drug Oxytocin, a synthetic hormone used to help start or expedite childbirth.  This intervenous drug increases the intercellular concentrations of calcium in the middle layer of the…
  • Apr 12

    Pitocin Birth Injury Lawsuit

    Pitocin Birth Injury Lawsuit
    Pitocin and Syntocinon are commonly brand names for the drug Oxytocin, a synthetic hormone used to help start or expedite childbirth.  This intervenous drug increases the intercellular concentrations of calcium in the middle layer of the…
  • Jan 23

    GEICO Verdicts and Settlements in Oregon in 2016

    GEICO Verdicts and Settlements in Oregon in 2016
    Below is a list of GEICO settlements and verdicts in Oregon in 2016. Oregon: $120,000 Verdict. An adult female is driving in the left lane of a three-lane, one-way road when she is struck by a vehicle attempting to make a left turn from the…
Rank this Week: 464

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 785

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Apr 12

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web
    New Scientist reports that a new standard that is intended to enable web browsers to deal with digital rights management software is proving controversial. The Encrypted Media Extensions mechanism replaces browser plugins, which have a…
  • Mar 24

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation tells us that it was a Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and that there was "strong demand" for international trade marks and registered designs. Applicants from…
  • Mar 9

    Famous Hartlepudian

    Famous Hartlepudian
    When I was an articled clerk (for the benefit of young people, this was what we used to call trainee solicitors) in Teesside (not, trademarksandbrandsonline.com note, "Teeside"), and many of the firm's clients frequented the crown court…
Rank this Week: 449

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 891

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 598

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Virginia Library Association Council Meeting - April 7, 2017

    Virginia Library Association Council Meeting - April 7, 2017
    Submitted by Terry LongOne of the items Suzanne Corriell reported on from the last VLA Council meeting was the following: [At the Council meeting they make] you PAY if you use an acronym and don't define it.  There was about $10 in the…
  • Mar 27

    VALL Spring Meeting, May 19, 2017

    VALL Spring Meeting, May 19, 2017
    Submitted by Lara DresserThe VALL Spring Meeting is May 19th at William & Mary Law School.  Join us for a social event, An Art Museum Mystery, following the meeting (see details below). Attached are a few suggestions for lodging and…
  • Mar 3

    New Librarian at WilliamsMullen, Richmond

    New Librarian at WilliamsMullen, Richmond
    Sarah Hall from Dallas, TX will be joining the WilliamsMullen library team in Richmond on April 3rd. She was formerly an assistant librarian at the law firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. Sarah has a B.A. in History and an M.L.S., both…
Rank this Week: 592

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 372

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Apr 12

    What Is a Guardian Ad Litem and How Does That Person Relate to Personal Injury Cases?

    What Is a Guardian Ad Litem and How Does That Person Relate to Personal Injury Cases?
    A guardian ad litem is an adult who represents the interests of a minor child or disabled child of any age in court. Generally, “minor” means younger than 18 years of age. The legal definition of a disability that makes someone…
  • Apr 5

    Do I Qualify for SSDI Due to My Mental Illness?

    Do I Qualify for SSDI Due to My Mental Illness?
    Individuals who suffer from diagnosed mental illnesses can qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Ohio residents who draw SSDI and/or SSI have…
  • Mar 20

    Who Is Eligible for OPERS?

    Who Is Eligible for OPERS?
    Participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is open to the following people: Ohio state government workers, but not elected state or federal officials Employees of county, city and town governments, with some municipal…
Rank this Week: 984

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 410

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 587

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Parenting, Politics, and the Rule of Law

    Parenting, Politics, and the Rule of Law
      Don’t worry. This won’t be another rambler. I realize that last post was a bit tangential. There was a reason for taking that approach; it was an experiment in trying to get people to read it. As Donald Trump ……
  • Apr 8

    Was the Airstrike in Syria Legal?

    Was the Airstrike in Syria Legal?
    All-righty then, another legal issue for us in this political nightmare we live in; one I feel that I can comment on in my goal to show how legal analysis comes up every day in regular life, even something as … Continue reading…
  • Apr 1

    In Like Flynn – Up to His Neck in Immunity Confusion

    In Like Flynn – Up to His Neck in Immunity Confusion
    For the two or three people who read my blog, you may have noticed that I have been off the grid lately. If you look at the timeline on that as closely as reporters are looking at Devin Nunes’ trips to … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 719

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Apr 11

    Important Information About Caliber Home Loans Class Action Settlement

    Important Information About Caliber Home Loans Class Action Settlement
    Caliber Home Loans is a large non-bank mortgage servicer based in Texas with a nationwide portfolio. They have North Carolina branch offices in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Raleigh, and Wilmington. Like a lot of…
  • Mar 30

    The 5 Incorrect Reasons Why Your Boss Says You Are An Independent Contractor

    The 5 Incorrect Reasons Why Your Boss Says You Are An Independent Contractor
    Both North Carolina state law (the Wage and Hour Act) and federal law (the Fair Labor Standards Act) provide significantly more assistance to employees than to independent contractors. For example, an employee is entitled to minimum wage and…
  • Mar 28

    Info on Shocking Punitives Verdict Against Bank of America

    Info on Shocking Punitives Verdict Against Bank of America
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California allowed a recover of $1 Million in Actual Damages to a California couple and assessed $45 Million in Punitive Damages against Bank of America in a recent opinion. The Court found…
Rank this Week: 895

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Apr 11

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home
    Many folks erroneously believe that the safest place to store valuable items is in a bank safe deposit box.  This is because they think that banks have the best 24 hour security and alarm systems and are least likely to be subject to…
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 258

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 11

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle
    When lost in the desert or a thick forest terrains devoid of landmarks people tend to walk in circles. Blindfolded people show the same tendency; lacking external reference points, they curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in…
  • Mar 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
Rank this Week: 116

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Common Questions After A DUI Arrest In California

    Common Questions After A DUI Arrest In California
    For most of our clients arrested for DUI in California, their arrests represent their first ever contact with the criminal justice system. Given the involvement of both the criminal courts and California DMV in the DUI process, it is no…
  • Mar 1

    What To Do After A Domestic Violence Arrest In California

    What To Do After A Domestic Violence Arrest In California
    Although all criminal arrests in California procedurally involve the same process from the moment you’re taken into police custody through your first court appearance or arraignment hearing, investigations and arrests for domestic…
  • Feb 6

    Miranda Violations And Criminal Charges in Southern California

    Miranda Violations And Criminal Charges in Southern California
    Criminal defense in California is a complex area of legal practice with numerous misconceptions that are often held as popular belief. The majority of people arrested for their first criminal charge have no experience with the criminal…
Rank this Week: 945

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case
    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and…
  • Mar 9

    Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI

    Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI
    After a Happy Hour that turned into a couple of hours, you grabbed your keys, said goodbye to your co-workers, and walked to your car. Feeling “buzzed” you decided to take the route home you know well. Halfway home you saw…
  • Feb 15

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor
    Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out…
Rank this Week: 246

Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Honey and Babies Do Not Mix – Botulism

    Honey and Babies Do Not Mix – Botulism
    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced that a 6-month-old Adachi Ward boy died of infant botulism after his family gave him honey. According to the metro government, it is the... Continue Reading
  • Mar 18

    Minnesota Dry Fish Botulism Recall

    Minnesota Dry Fish Botulism Recall
    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for dried fish from a St. Paul market due to concerns about botulism. The MDA said Friday that dried, uneviscerated... Continue Reading
  • Feb 11

    Botulism Risk – Baby Food in Canada

    Botulism Risk – Baby Food in Canada
    The recall of one brand of PC Organics baby food Feb. 3 has been expanded to all varieties of the brand as of Feb. 8. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 977

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    2 Dead in San Diego due to Hepatitis A

    2 Dead in San Diego due to Hepatitis A
    Forty-two hepatitis A cases have been reported in the San Diego region since November 2016, more than four times the monthly average typically reported, the County Health and Human Services... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    Hepatitis A Frozen Berries in EU

    Hepatitis A Frozen Berries in EU
    At least 71 people in Europe have been sickened with Hepatitis A in an outbreak believed to be linked to frozen berries served in smoothies, according to the latest report... Continue Reading
  • Apr 4

    Cup & Saucer Cafes tied to Hepatitis A concern

    Cup & Saucer Cafes tied to Hepatitis A concern
    Jim Ryan of the Oregonian reported tonight that Multnomah County health officials are investigating two hepatitis A cases among workers at a pair of Portland Cup & Saucer Cafes. The first... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 256

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Annie’s Law Increases Penalties For Ohio DUI / OVI

    Annie’s Law Increases Penalties For Ohio DUI / OVI
    A few days ago, the state of Ohio began imposing increased penalties for DUI (known in Ohio as OVI). The increased penalties are part of House Bill 388, commonly known as “Annie’s Law”*. The legislation is not really one law…
  • Mar 25

    Ohio Appellate Court Holds Officer Did Not Have Probable Cause For OVI Arrest

    Ohio Appellate Court Holds Officer Did Not Have Probable Cause For OVI Arrest
    In Ohio, and throughout the United States, we have a Constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.  In Ohio OVI cases, that means an officer can only arrest a suspect if the officer has probable cause to…
  • Mar 18

    Seminar: The Science, The Law And The Litigation In Ohio DUI/OVI Case

    Seminar: The Science, The Law And The Litigation In Ohio DUI/OVI Case
    Lawyers sometimes learn through trial and error;  literally.  Education at the school of hard knocks can be valuable, but learning from the experience of others has its own value.  One way attorneys can shorten the learning…
Rank this Week: 749

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    One more head shake, this time concerning lawyer discipline.

    One more head shake, this time concerning lawyer discipline.
    Had I waited another day, I could’ve added one more head shake to my last post. Last night, the Arizona Republic reported Jodi Arias prosecutor Juan Martinez would not be disciplined over the publication of his book about the Jodi Arias…
  • Apr 6

    Time enough to SMH.

    Time enough to SMH.
    Although still not a Twitter fan boy, I confess there’s something to the immediacy of firing off 140 character tournedos of untenderized thought. Admittedly, there are drawbacks to expelling every rashly considered impulsivity into the…
  • Mar 17

    Missing my chance — again!

    Missing my chance — again!
    Yesterday I got another mass email from the State Bar of Arizona (SBA). “Last Chance to Answer the State Bar of Arizona Member Survey” declared the subject line. “Please take a few minutes NOW to fill out the…
Rank this Week: 389

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers boat accidents, motorcycle accident, and nursing home abuse in Arkansas. By Pfeifer Law Firm.

http://www.arkansasinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 747

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Apr 7

    How to Protect Your Rights Under the Unconscious Clause

    How to Protect Your Rights Under the Unconscious Clause
    In Arizona police are permitted to request a nonconsensual blood draw, without a warrant, from a DUI suspect who is unconscious under A.R.S. §28- 1321. The provision does have limitations, and the blood draw can be unconstitutional if…
  • Mar 30

    What You Need to Know about the Medical Blood Draw Exception

    What You Need to Know about the Medical Blood Draw Exception
    Without consent, or a warrant it is unconstitutional for the police to collect a DUI blood sample. There are a few exceptions in which the police can obtain a blood test for investigation In this article we will focus on the DUI medical…
  • Mar 9

    What You Need to Know about Reasonable Suspicion to Stop

    What You Need to Know about Reasonable Suspicion to Stop
    Reasonable Suspicion is a standard of proof in criminal law, recognized throughout the United States. It provides the justification needed by police to make an investigative stop. This standard requires that the police have an unbiased…
Rank this Week: 792

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 468

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Feb 13

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care
    It is a reasonable assumption for many people that nursing homes caught in the act of neglecting patient needs, disregarding safety standards and limiting their staff to levels deemed inadequate that fines and sanctions would be a deterrent…
Rank this Week: 60

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona accident and injury news. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.phoenixinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Spring Break Can Mean Dangerous Roadways in Phoenix

    Spring Break Can Mean Dangerous Roadways in Phoenix
    Spring break is a wonderful time for students – a week long reprieve from classes to rest up or have some fun. While spring break should be a joyful time, the months of March and April see an uptick in accident rates. In 2015, the…
  • Feb 20

    Spring Training Brings Baseball, Traffic Accidents to Arizona

    Spring Training Brings Baseball, Traffic Accidents to Arizona
    Every February the state of Arizona receives an influx of athletic talent. Fifteen major league baseball teams, which form the Cactus League, call Arizona home during the late winter months for spring training. The teams are based all around…
  • Feb 1

    Phoenix Children are at Risk for Accidents when Traveling to School

    Phoenix Children are at Risk for Accidents when Traveling to School
    Phoenix, Arizona, is home thirty school districts, which includes 325 public schools and over 200 charter and private schools. This means every morning and every afternoon countless children make their way to and from school. Thus, it is…
Rank this Week: 888