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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
  • Jul 7

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen
    With a wonderful group of Marquette law students, I have been working this year to help about a dozen federal prisoners apply for clemency (sentence reduction) from President Obama. All but one are applying through Clemency Project 2014 as…
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
Rank this Week: 910

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 848

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: 753

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    The Summer of ’16 (And it isn’t going well)

    The Summer of ’16 (And it isn’t going well)
    ♫Summertime, and the living is easy.♬ So goes the song. It’s a time to relax at a beach, hike in the mountains, take in a few ballgames, or just kick back generally with family and friends. The practice of law slows down a…
  • Jul 6

    What Risks Have You Assumed?

    What Risks Have You Assumed?
    An interesting case yesterday out of New York’s Appellate Division, involving a skier that crashed into a snowboarder at the base of the bunny hill, badly injuring the boarder. Most lawyers wouldn’t take such a case due to…
  • Jul 1

    July 2nd: A Day to Celebrate Independence

    July 2nd: A Day to Celebrate Independence
    Each year I have used July 2nd as jury celebration day, as this is the day that the Continental Congress voted to liberate the Colonies from the Crown.  It was signed two days later, and the date of signing is memorialized on our…
Rank this Week: 502

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 15

    The Dreaded Custodial Exchange

    The Dreaded Custodial Exchange
    Ever wonder what the experience is like for a child of divide when she is handed of from one parent another? Rachelle Bergstein wants to tell you. My parents broke up when I was 5 years old, which means memories of life before shared custody…
  • Jun 9

    Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Court

    Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Court
    The long awaited consolidation of the family law departments in the Alameda County Superior Court appears to be complete. All of the family law departments that had previously been conducting business at the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice…
  • May 29

    No Fault Divorce

    No Fault Divorce
    California pioneered the concept of no fault divorce, a system that since been adopted in some form by most of the U.S. States. But what is no fault? The Huffington Post has an informative article on the topic. Please click here to learn…
Rank this Week: 385

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
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 21

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jul 15

    How Lawyers can use Twitter to Get More Clients and Generate More Revenue

    How Lawyers can use Twitter to Get More Clients and Generate More Revenue
    Here are all the tools we spoke about in the program: http://twittercounter.com - Get advanced Twitter stats and see who re-tweeted you the most. https://www.crowdfireapp.com - Follow and un-follow tool. Copy followers from other…
  • Jun 10

    Millions of Twitter Passwords Hacked 12 days ago

    Millions of Twitter Passwords Hacked 12 days ago
    Hat tip to Mike Kawula of Social Quant: The Wall Street Journal reported that millions of passwords were compromised on Sunday May 29. Estimates are that roughly 15% of all Twitter accounts being forced to change their password,…
  • May 28

    4 Effective Ways Attorneys Can Market with Coloring Book

    4 Effective Ways Attorneys Can Market with Coloring Book
    I just bought a coloring book as a present for my wife and a second one for myself. Entitled “Live Life Colorfully,” they are available for $12. The jacket says, “Our Live Life Colorfully book can help you focus, sooth…
Rank this Week: 345

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 666

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 15

    Charles Desmond Inn of Court launches new FB page

    Charles Desmond Inn of Court launches new FB page
    https://www.facebook.com/DesmondInnofCourt/
  • Jun 29

    Sad day in the 8th Judicial District

    Sad day in the 8th Judicial District
    http://politicsnow.buffalonews.com/2016/06/29/judge-michalek-will-plead-guilty-taking-bribe-pigeon-faces-charges-thursday/
  • Jun 22

    Chautauqua Institute

    Chautauqua Institute
    I am very pleased to report that Tracey Meares, Ward Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University, will deliver Chautauqua Institution’s 12th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, on Monday,…
Rank this Week: 976

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez and Laura Levine - Whistleblower programs aimed at encouraging individuals to report securities related misconduct that occurs in Ontario and Quebec have been launched by the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC)…
  • Jul 15

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund
    Anne Ramsay and Laura Levine - The new harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the New Report) that came into effect on June 30, 2016 imposes new disclosure obligations, including specific requirements applicable only to…
  • Jul 14

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) in respect of custody arrangements for certain registered…
Rank this Week: 710

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act
    During the past legislative session, the legislature passed several significant changes to the Minnesota Veteran’s Preference Act, including reducing the 60 day notice period to 30 days, eliminating the three-person panel and replacing…
  • Jul 5

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant
    If you are an employer you are aware you may not discriminate against your employees, but it is important to know the law also applies to job applicants.  Most employers include an equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement in their…
  • Jul 5

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant
    If you are an employer you are aware you may not discriminate against your employees, but it is important to know the law also applies to job applicants.  Most employers include an equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement in their…
Rank this Week: 945

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    MSPA Claims 1, LLC cases Remanded Back to State Court

    MSPA Claims 1, LLC cases Remanded Back to State Court
    In the ongoing pursuit of PIP reimbursements with double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, two MSPA Claims 1 cases have been remanded back to state court. Because early cases failed in federal court on the basis of plaintiff…
  • Jul 14

    A Reminder that there is no MSP Reimbursement Obligation Until CMS Makes a Demand

    A Reminder that there is no MSP Reimbursement Obligation Until CMS Makes a Demand
    While always entertained by pro se plaintiffs who take on the man, an interesting MSP opinion came out of the Eastern District of NY on July 11, 2016. Upon receipt of a conditional payment letter, indicating that Medicare had paid $678.60 for…
  • Jun 27

    Finally, June 27

    Finally, June 27
    Today is June 27, the first day indicated by CMS as the target date CMS anticipated releasing the adjusted solicitation for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).  We, at MEDVAL, are eagerly awaiting the revised…
Rank this Week: 544

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    You Still Have Rights When You are on Probation

    You Still Have Rights When You are on Probation
    If you are convicted of a crime and placed on probation, you will be required to follow certain terms and conditions of your probation. These conditions are often related to the circumstances of your crime. So, what happens when the…
  • Jul 13

    Could Unpaid Court Fees Send You to Jail?

    Could Unpaid Court Fees Send You to Jail?
    Davontae Sanford was 14 when he was sent to prison for murders he did not commit. When he was 23, another man confessed to those murders and his nine-year nightmare appeared to be finally ending. Then, he got a bill from the court. When it…
  • Jun 29

    Court Takes Aim at Concealed-Carry Permits in New Ruling

    Court Takes Aim at Concealed-Carry Permits in New Ruling
    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Recently, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made those laws more strict. The court declared that California counties have the right to deny applications for…
Rank this Week: 324

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

Features commentary on recent tort and insurance developments in Kentucky. By Edward Brutscher.

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Jul 15

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.
    The Court of Appeals recently discussed what qualifies as “occupying” a car for purposes of qualifying for underinsured motorists coverage (UIM) in Jackson v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., unpublished.  The Court discussed…
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award

    Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award
      This is a decision that was actually rendered in May by the Kentucky Supreme Court.  However, it has serious implications as the most recent opinion the Court has issued on punitive damages and it’s worth your time. Saint…
  • Jul 6

    Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?

    Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?
    I decided to come back and post some again.  I might not post every day or every week, but I have decided to post again to Kentucky Tort Journal. I realize I miss posting my opinions and analysis of important Kentucky law.  More…
Rank this Week: 389

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 15

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police
    Attorney Page Pate appears on CNN Newsroom to review the facts of the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Page explains why this case represents a clear example… read more → The post Alton Sterling Shot by Police…
  • Jul 5

    FBI Interviews Hillary Clinton

    FBI Interviews Hillary Clinton
      Attorney Page Pate meets with CNN New Day Sunday to discuss the FBI’s recent interview of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, about her use of a private… read more → The post FBI…
  • Jun 26

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation
    Olympus recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback Law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying the federal government a total of $640 million. The… read more → The post Olympus Agrees…
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Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Jul 15

    Pokemon Go: It’s Here And Law Enforcement Needs To Be Aware Of It

    Pokemon Go: It’s Here And Law Enforcement Needs To Be Aware Of It
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Pokemon Go: It’s Here And Law Enforcement Needs To Be Aware Of It Pokemon Go. You’ve heard about it but likely have no idea what it…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of New Mexico on judges using social media

    Supreme Court of New Mexico on judges using social media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Supreme Court Of New Mexico On Judges Using Social Media Judges and social media: according to most judicial ethics commissions, it’s a…
  • Jun 23

    The Stalking Statute And Email: Muddling Through 21st Century Issue

    The Stalking Statute And Email: Muddling Through 21st Century Issue
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Regular readers of my column know that every summer I work on the annual update to the book, Criminal Law In New York, which I co-author with…
Rank this Week: 616

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 417

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 14

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law
    // // The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who oversees the state’s alcohol regulators, is set to launch a sweeping review of the state’s liquor laws and regulations, calling the current rules…
  • Jul 14

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban
    As reported by the Boston Herald and Fox News, two young entrepreneurs are fighting to bring back happy hour. Former Boston-area students Sam Davidson and Brian Sachetta have launched a petition to overturn Massachusetts’…
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
Rank this Week: 223

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Villa Portofino Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Villa Portofino is a planned development located at the southern gateway to the…
  • Jun 27

    New Client: Woodbury Lafayette Community Association

    New Client: Woodbury Lafayette Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Woodbury Lafayette Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Woodbury Lafayette is a brand new condominium community by The New Home…
  • Jun 22

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor
    On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) published its decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. case (“BFI Case”). In that case, Browning-Ferris Industries of California,…
Rank this Week: 481

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 582

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Undue Influence by a Child

    Undue Influence by a Child
    A child is free to assist a parent with drafting their estate plan. However, a child cannot exert undue influence on the parent. A recent unpublished opinion involved the latter scenario for the late Elizabeth Plott.The opening paragraph…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)
    Santa Barbara County CourthouseAttorneys can receive gifts from clients. For example, one client gave me cookies during the holiday season a few years ago. Attorneys, however, should generally never write a testamentary instrument that…
  • Jun 17

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen
    Can a person sign for somebody else on a document without their written authorization, e.g. on a deed? The answer is yes. The legal term for this is "amanuensis." See  Estate of Stephens (2002) 28 C4th 665.In Estate of Stephens, the…
Rank this Week: 905

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Jul 14

    He said it was consensual. She said she blacked out. U-Va. had to decide: Was it assault?

    He said it was consensual. She said she blacked out. U-Va. had to decide: Was it assault?
    When Haley Lind was found alone in a stranger’s bathroom, she was naked and in a drunken stupor, barely able to stand or speak, a raucous party raging around her. She awoke in her bed hours later, her head pounding, leaves in her hair,…
  • May 12

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground
    In a new report, Benjamin Wittes, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic and Clara Spera of the Brookings Institution discuss new research on “sextortion”—online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, crossing…
  • May 12

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground
    In a new report, Benjamin Wittes, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic and Clara Spera of the Brookings Institution discuss new research on “sextortion”—online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, crossing…
Rank this Week: 488

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 155

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Jul 14

    Legal Self-Help Center News in Oregon and Beyond

    Legal Self-Help Center News in Oregon and Beyond
    There is no shortage of news about SRL (self-represented litigant) service resources, here in Oregon and beyond. Two recent stories and a list of SRL service provider resources: Legal self-help in Bend (Deschutes County), Oregon: Bend…
  • Jul 13

    Oregon Appellate Court Briefs: Filing to Access Timeline Update

    Oregon Appellate Court Briefs: Filing to Access Timeline Update
    Lawyers in large law firms usually have databases, couriers, professional law librarians and money to help them locate full-text copies of court documents quickly. What are mere mortals to do? There is actually quite a bit. Mere mortals who…
  • Jul 7

    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game

    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game
    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game: An exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society. (See also the Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary.) “July 1 – October 9, 2016 Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 402

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
  • Jun 23

    District Court Confirms an International Arbitration Award Granted Under the New York Convention

    District Court Confirms an International Arbitration Award Granted Under the New York Convention
    Belize Bank Ltd. v. Gov’t of Belize, No. 14-cv-659 (D.D.C., 2016), is one of several recent cases in which the District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Government of Belize (“Belize”) to pay an arbitration…
Rank this Week: 607

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Sarasota County Circuit Court holds that Reservation and Cleaning Fees are NOT Taxable.

    Sarasota County Circuit Court holds that Reservation and Cleaning Fees are NOT Taxable.
    Florida’s hotel reservation industry recently received an important victory relating to Tourist Development Tax (“TDT”).  TDT is a tax imposed on the privilege of renting, leasing or letting “for consideration any…
  • Jun 28

    A Win for Local Cable Companies in the Supreme Court of Utah

    A Win for Local Cable Companies in the Supreme Court of Utah
    On December 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Utah issued its ruling in the case of DIRECTV and DISH Network v. Utah State Tax Commission. At issue in this case was a tax scheme that provided a sales tax credit for "an amount equal…
  • Jun 28

    A Win for Local Cable Companies in the Supreme Court of Utah

    A Win for Local Cable Companies in the Supreme Court of Utah
    On December 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Utah issued its ruling in the case of DIRECTV and DISH Network v. Utah State Tax Commission. At issue in this case was a tax scheme that provided a sales tax credit for "an amount equal…
Rank this Week: 734

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 513

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Jul 14

    Long wait times for Indian nonimmigrant visas merit human resources planning

    Long wait times for Indian nonimmigrant visas merit human resources planning
    Special thanks to summer associate Sara Schiavone for her work on this blog post. Human resource professionals who are managing the immigration processing for Indian nonimmigrant employees should be aware of the increased processing times for…
  • Jul 5

    OFCCP publishes final rules on sex discrimination for federal contractor

    OFCCP publishes final rules on sex discrimination for federal contractor
    As we reported last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) planned to issue a Final Rule updating its sex discrimination regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors for the first time since the 1970s. In…
  • Jun 30

    DOL’s Persuader Rule blocked from taking effect – for now

    DOL’s Persuader Rule blocked from taking effect – for now
    A special thanks to summer clerk Arslan Sheikh for his assistance with this article On June 27th, 2016, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new…
Rank this Week: 612

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

    San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court
    I have held off writing about the case of the Episcopal Church (USA)'s lawsuit against the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin as it was going through its final stages in the California courts. Today I can do so no longer, because today the…
  • Jul 8

    A Uniquely American Conundrum

    A Uniquely American Conundrum
    When it comes to evaluating prosecutorial discretion, count me out -- my career for 45 years has been in the civil law. (Although I was fortunate to learn criminal law from a new and then very young Professor Alan Dershowitz.)So I am…
  • Jul 3

    Curmudgeonly Remarks as America Turns 240

    Curmudgeonly Remarks as America Turns 240
    The America of 2016 is as unlike the America that declared its independence from Britain in 1776 as Bernie Sanders is unlike Thomas Jefferson.Just as Mr. Sanders has no clue to the importance of the freedoms which Jefferson and his…
Rank this Week: 810

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 14

    Retired Judges Balk at Recall of Controversial Judge

    Retired Judges Balk at Recall of Controversial Judge
    When Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky handed down, what many consider to be an extremely light, and possibly irresponsible sentence of just 6 months to Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, convicted of sexually assaulting…
  • Jun 23

    Littler and Courtroom Insight Announce New International Attorney Referral System

    Littler and Courtroom Insight Announce New International Attorney Referral System
    Courtroom Insight significantly upgrades its knowledge management platform with the release of a new international attorney referral directory.  Clients may now search for the best attorney to fit their needs in the international market…
  • Jun 13

    Grand Jury Recommends Change at San Francisco Crime Lab

    Grand Jury Recommends Change at San Francisco Crime Lab
    A Civil Grand Jury in San Francisco mandated on June 1, 2016 that the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab divest itself from the SFPD and become an independent entity.  The Crime Lab has long been plagued by a number of scandalous…
Rank this Week: 779

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jul 13

    Congress Passes One-year FAA Reauthorization with Small Policy Change

    Congress Passes One-year FAA Reauthorization with Small Policy Change
    A 14-month extension of the United States Federal Aviation Administration's legal authority and existing funding levels has now passed both the House of Representatives as well as the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Obama…
  • Jul 7

    Saudi Arabia Introduces Passenger Rights Regulation

    Saudi Arabia Introduces Passenger Rights Regulation
    Saudi Arabia will soon be the latest country to mandate that carriers meet minimum standards with regard to treatment of passengers whose flights have been delayed or canceled. Similar rules have proliferated globally since the passage of the…
  • Jul 6

    EasyJet Prepares for Life After Brexit

    EasyJet Prepares for Life After Brexit
    British low-cost carrier easyJet has been the first airline to publicly discuss how its business plans are being affected by last month's referendum vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The carrier will start by seeking…
Rank this Week: 925

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!

    Welcome SmartLitigator Users!
    As you may have heard, ALM will sunset SmartLitigator on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. ALM and Fastcase are working together to provide a special rate on Fastcase as a high-quality replacement for your firm’s legal research needs. An…
  • Mar 14

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

    Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit
    Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships…
  • Jan 7

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)

    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)
Rank this Week: 642

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jul 13

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right
    Copyright infringement of photographs and other printable materials is an ongoing battle for artists and publishers. With the ability to simply screenshot anything on a computer or phone screen, people are readily saving, sharing, and…
  • Jul 11

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home
    A New York couple is fighting to keep their “unique dream house” truly unique by suing neighbors who are building a similar home. The couple designed and copyrighted the architectural plans of both the interior and exterior…
  • Jul 8

    Can an Artist Authenticate Forgeries Attributed to them?

    Can an Artist Authenticate Forgeries Attributed to them?
    Following a year-long investigation, police experts deemed thirteen of artist Lee Ufan’s works forgeries, yet Ufan disagrees with this assessment. Despite confession from art dealer Hyeon, Ufan maintains, after analyzing the works…
Rank this Week: 281

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Jul 13

    F-1 OPT I-765 RFE Issue: How a DSO can change students’ 17 month OPT extensions to 24 month

    F-1 OPT I-765 RFE Issue: How a DSO can change students’ 17 month OPT extensions to 24 month
    The Department of Homeland Security’s website notes that subsequent to USCIS changes to STEM optional practical training (OPT) regulations, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Release 6.26 was deployed…
  • Jul 12

    Is Hillary Clinton anti-H-1B?

    Is Hillary Clinton anti-H-1B?
    Vox news reports the disappointing news that Hillary Clinton “just put a stake” through the idea of “expanding visas to allow more high-skilled workers to come to the United States” in favor…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS has Reached the Congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017

    USCIS has Reached the Congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017
    Via USCIS.gov Release Date: April 07, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000…
Rank this Week: 688

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

Reporting on news & issues of Justice, Law & Politics, from Scotland.

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 463

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Mystery Hawaiian Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 52 and Puts 14 in Hospital

    Mystery Hawaiian Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 52 and Puts 14 in Hospital
    The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a confirmed case of Hepatitis A in a food service employee at the ice cream specialty store, Baskin-Robbins, located at the... Continue Reading
  • Jul 9

    Hepatitis A Fear in Custer Pizza Work

    Hepatitis A Fear in Custer Pizza Work
    A case of hepatitis A has been reported in a food handler at the Pizza Works restaurant in Custer. The food handler worked shifts between June 19 and July 5.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 7

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak a Mystery

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak a Mystery
    AP reports that the Hawaii State Department of Health says an Oahu outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 31 confirmed cases. The department says staff members worked through the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 305

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Father Seeks Full Custody of Children

    Father Seeks Full Custody of Children
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a contested matrimonial action before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. On 6 January 2010, the plaintiff, the husband moved by order to show cause and prayed for an order directing the return of…
  • Jul 11

    Mother Appeals Revocation of Parental Right

    Mother Appeals Revocation of Parental Right
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a motion brought before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department, by the respondent on appeals from two orders of fact-finding and disposition of the Family…
  • Jun 27

    Court Decides Whether to Relieve the Attorney of Record in the Case

    Court Decides Whether to Relieve the Attorney of Record in the Case
    A New York Family Lawyer said this was a case before the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Kings County. It involved a Notice of Motion, Order to Show Cause, Petition and Cross Motion where the court was called upon to determine (1)…
Rank this Week: 794

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Virtuous Lawyer Is Not an Oxymoron

    Virtuous Lawyer Is Not an Oxymoron
    Versions of this article were published by Ken Shigley as a president’s column in the Georgia Bar Journal (August 2011) and as the chairman’s column in the American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway &…
  • Jul 8

    A Lawyer’s Calling

    A Lawyer’s Calling
    A lawyer’s calling Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. – Isaiah 1:17 It was a Sunday in December 1971, at my grandparents’ home in…
  • Jul 7

    A foolproof way to avoid leaving a child in a hot car

    A foolproof way to avoid leaving a child in a hot car
    Only a monstrous parent would intentionally leave a child in a hot car for hours to suffer and die. While that is the allegation in a pending murder case in Georgia, even if proven true it would be aberrational. But every summer we hear of a…
Rank this Week: 298

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Jul 12

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware
    Cyber-Attacks on healthcare organizations are increasing, driven by ransomware, and is Cyber Risk Insurance which includes coverage for ransomware attacks is a critical component of any IT security plan.
  • Jun 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
  • May 17

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime
    Investment related firms should purchase Cyber Risk Insurance including coverage for loss of money and including social engineering fraud, and practice good risk management.
Rank this Week: 863

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
  • Jul 7

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal
    The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a woman’s malpractice complaint against her attorney, finding that the trial court’s Rule 12(b)(6) Order was improper.   Elaine Chenore hired Attorney Robert Plantz…
  • Jun 22

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit

    Skadden $35 Million Legal Malpractice Suit
    Creditors of a bankrupt conglomerate have sued Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York state court, after allegations that Skadden acted unethically in failing to disclose or obtain waivers for multiple conflicts. The plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 970

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 677

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 235

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Seriously?

    Seriously?
    John Wright is a State Farm insurance agent in Joliet, Illinois. His neighbor, Rick Papp, is also a State Farm insurance agent in Joliet, Illinois. They are competitors. I don't know if you watch Modern Family, but if you do, just picture…
  • May 14

    Cook County Eviction

    Cook County Eviction
                     As a Landlord attorney, my job is to help my clients navigate the eviction process in a manner that minimizes stress and is also cost effective. In Cook County, this goal is almost…
  • May 12

    Can a bar refuse to serve a pregnant woman?

    Can a bar refuse to serve a pregnant woman?
    Let's assume that you are a bartender. A woman walks into the bar who is obviously pregnant and orders a double vodka on the rocks. Can you refuse to serve her in order to protect her unborn baby?If you were in New York City, you'd have to…
Rank this Week: 709

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 399

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    A Noteworthy Event – ACI’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

    A Noteworthy Event – ACI’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
    Between the recent SCOTUS decisions and the CFPB’s flurry of activity, including the proposed rule on arbitration, it is clear that the consumer finance landscape is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Join the nation’s leading…
  • Jun 20

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29
    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation July 28-29, 2016 The Omni Chicago Hotel Chicago, IL http://www.americanconference.com/2016/681/consumer-finance-class-actions–litigation Consumer…
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
Rank this Week: 48