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The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Mar 2

    Using Annuity To Protect Trust Distributions To Judgment Debtor

    Using Annuity To Protect Trust Distributions To Judgment Debtor
    An attorney called me to ask about his client who is facing a large civil judgment. The debtor/client is one of three children who is a beneficiary of an irrevocable trust established by a parent. The parent died. The trust …The post…
  • Feb 23

    Bonus Not Exempt If Based Upon Company Profit

    Bonus Not Exempt If Based Upon Company Profit
    A client’s professional association compensated all of the owners through a combination of fixed salary and bonuses. The firm made no profit distributions. Bonuses were distributed quarterly by vote of the partners, and amounts were…
  • Feb 16

    Court Issues Charging Lien Against Interest in Foreign LLC

    Court Issues Charging Lien Against Interest in Foreign LLC
    Debtors set up LLCs in foreign countries to protect against creditor charging liens against their membership interest and distributions. During legal research this past week I came across a  Connecticut case where the creditor found a…
Rank this Week: 498

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 368

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

Features news and commentary on the law and culture of lawyers. By Richard T. Cassidy.

http://onlawyering.com
  • Mar 2

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging

    “The Judge”  Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. and the Burden of Judging
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am interested in the feedback loop between popular culture and the law. Recently, I watched “The Judge,” a Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. film.  And as I did, I wondered about…
  • Feb 16

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear

    Does the Requirement of a Unanimous Verdict Favor the Defense in Civil Cases? It’s Not So Clear
    Over the years there have been a number of proposals to permit jury verdicts in civil cases in Vermont to be made by less than a unanimous vote. Debate over these proposals seems to largely divide the bar along the lines of the clients the…
  • Feb 13

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”

    ABA Calls for Repeal of “Stand Your Ground”
    At its meeting in Houston, Texas on Monday, February 9, the American Bar Association House of Delegates called for the repeal of “Stand your Ground” laws. Some 33 states have adopted Stand Your Ground laws. At common law,…
Rank this Week: 862

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter
    Baker, Brian L. @brianlbakerAhlbrand, Ashley @AshleyAmesAllison, Jennifer @jenellen1214Ballard, Terry @terryballardBassett, Cindy @LibrynthBeatty, John @johnny42Beitz, Janelle @jkbeitzBlackaby, Dan @dblackabyBlaine, Anna @annacb33Boone, Tom…
  • Feb 23

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter
     Library/Twitter HandleAppalachian School of Law Library @ASL_LibraryCleveland-Marshall Law Library @CMLawLibraryGeorge Mason Law Library @GMULawLibraryGeorgetown Law Library @GtownLawLibGeorgia State University Law Library…
  • Feb 22

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC
    Girl With Black Hair (Egon Schiele 1911) - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum, Now at Oberlin CollegeThanks to the Archaeology Committee of the National Arts Club, I will be speaking at this wonderful event on Thursday with two esteemed colleagues, I…
Rank this Week: 703

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/
Rank this Week: 103

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Mar 2

    A Guarantor's Waiver of Defenses Doesn't Protect a Bank From Its Own Misconduct

    A Guarantor's Waiver of Defenses Doesn't Protect a Bank From Its Own Misconduct
    A recent decision was issued by a California appellate court that, while not controlling in the State of Ohio, is worth mentioning as it could prove useful to guarantors in other jurisdictions in similar straits. In California Bank &…
  • Feb 23

    The Shrinking Due Diligence Window in Commercial Real Estate Purchase

    The Shrinking Due Diligence Window in Commercial Real Estate Purchase
    February 11, 2015 The Shrinking Due Diligence Window in Commercial Real Estate PurchasesBy: Arnon Wiener, Esq.- CEO, Real Diligence and LeaseProbe, divisions of Madison Commercial Real Estate ServicesThe revival of the real estate…
  • Feb 16

    The State of Homes Sales in Northeast Ohio

    The State of Homes Sales in Northeast Ohio
    I was curious about how home sales are progressing in Ohio. The economy in NE Ohio where I am based has struggled for a while, although it’s been looking up, and some realtors have told me that single family homes are moving much…
Rank this Week: 769

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

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

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Raising “Ongoing” Money Through the Public Market

    Raising “Ongoing” Money Through the Public Market
    There is no shortage of discussion on the world wide webs regarding how difficult it can be to raise capital for your business. If you’re into the new sexy of crowdfunding or even into traditional private placements, you’ll…
  • Feb 23

    Reasons NOT to Take Your Company Public

    Reasons NOT to Take Your Company Public
    When you’ve got the industry blinders on, you begin to trick yourself into believing that a reverse merger or direct public offering is the right solution for 90% or more of businesses either looking to raise capital or experience a…
  • Feb 16

    Math of a Reverse Stock Split

    Math of a Reverse Stock Split
    Prior to an a reverse merger a company may find itself with too many issued and outstanding shares and not enough authorized shares to be able to do an alternative offering. According to a every company’s corporate charter there is only…
Rank this Week: 880

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

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

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Mar 2

    LLC Formalities that Matter: Guest Post by Professor Daniel Kleinberger

    LLC Formalities that Matter: Guest Post by Professor Daniel Kleinberger
    This week's New York Business Divorce proudly features a guest post entitled "LLC Formalities that Matter" by Daniel S. Kleinberger, Emeritus Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law and leading authority on unincorporated business…
  • Feb 23

    Appellate Court Upholds 0% Marketability Discount in LLC Fair Value Case

    Appellate Court Upholds 0% Marketability Discount in LLC Fair Value Case
    A Brooklyn appellate panel last week provided more fodder for the DLOM debate that's been in the legal news of late, upholding a 0% DLOM in a fair value appraisal of a membership interest in a real estate holding company. It's featured in…
  • Feb 16

    Decision in Dissenting Limited Partner Case Directs Fair Value Hearing, Grants Discovery

    Decision in Dissenting Limited Partner Case Directs Fair Value Hearing, Grants Discovery
    In the 25 or so years since New York adopted its Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, last month's trial court decision in Levine v. Seven Pines Associates, L.P. may be the first to address issues attendant to a post-merger, dissenting…
Rank this Week: 693

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Mar 2

    Nissan Cars Can’t Snowboard…Duh

    Nissan Cars Can’t Snowboard…Duh
      Car manufacturers love to put important details about their vehicles and offers in minuscule fine print in their television commercials. And Nissan is no exception. Just in case you couldn’t read the tiny disclaimer in two recent…
  • Feb 23

    Hey Costco, Where’s the Fine Print?

    Hey Costco, Where’s the Fine Print?
      It may sound odd for a consumer advocate to ask a company to provide more fine print, but that is exactly what MrConsumer had hoped Costco would do. Costco has had Tempur-pedic memory foam mattresses on sale for the past several weeks,…
  • Feb 16

    Shussh, Don’t Say That in Front of the Kids Smart TV

    Shussh, Don’t Say That in Front of the Kids Smart TV
     Smart TVs are getting smarter. And maybe too smart for our own good. Originally, smart televisions had the ability to display Internet websites because you could switch to a crude built-in browser. Now they can make recommendations of…
Rank this Week: 549

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 2

    Bundles of joy

    Bundles of joy
    Munby turns his guns on excess bundles - Law Society Gazette, 26th February 2015
  • Feb 27

    Remembering my late father, and other thing

    Remembering my late father, and other thing
    A varied week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included the following posts by me:Judicial clarity and white leopards - JL v SL, but just enjoy the beautiful picture of a snow leopard.A few thoughts on…
  • Feb 25

    Book Review: Dictionary of Financial Remedies, 2015 Edition

    Book Review: Dictionary of Financial Remedies, 2015 Edition
    Dictionary of Financial RemediesHess, Duckworth & Max£50 - Published by Class Legal: February 2015Can it really be fifteen months since I reviewed the first edition of the Dictionary of Financial Remedies? It can and it is.What is…
Rank this Week: 975

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Introduction: Religious Law in the 21st Century

    ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Introduction: Religious Law in the 21st Century
    By Michael A. Helfand Pepperdine University School of LawPepperdine Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 991, 2014Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/15Professor Helfand introduces this symposium on Religious Law in the 21st…
  • Mar 2

    ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Randomized judicial rewiev

    ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Randomized judicial rewiev
    by Andrei MarmorUniversity of Southern California - Gould School of LawFebruary 23, 2015 USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-8One of the main arguments in support of constitutional judicial review points to the need to curtail the legal and…
  • Feb 28

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Trade law and development winter 2015

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Trade law and development winter 2015
    The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development [TL&D] is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ‘15 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 7, No. 2). The manuscripts may be in the form of Articles,…
Rank this Week: 421

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 2

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett
    I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The…
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
Rank this Week: 962

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Mar 1

    SEC News: Insider Trading, Pyramid Schemes, Fraudulent Deception

    SEC News: Insider Trading, Pyramid Schemes, Fraudulent Deception
    Charges Against Atlanta Man Accused of Insider Trading in Advance of Tender OfferAn Atlanta resident has been accused of insider trading in the stock of a technology company by exploiting nonpublic information he learned from the friend of a…
  • Mar 1

    New Arbitrator Rule - Customer and Firm Attorneys are No Longer Public Arbitrator

    New Arbitrator Rule - Customer and Firm Attorneys are No Longer Public Arbitrator
    The SEC has approved a FINRA rule proposal which will dramatically change the composition of arbitration panels. For years attorneys who solely represent customers have been complaining that there are too many arbitrators with ties to the…
  • Feb 25

    SEC Sued For Unconstitutional Use of Its Own Judge

    SEC Sued For Unconstitutional Use of Its Own Judge
    Atlanta-based investment firm Gray Financial Group Inc. has sued the Securities and Exchange Commission in Georgia federal court, challenging the agency's use of its own administrative law judges rather than federal judges to try enforcement…
Rank this Week: 403

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Mar 1

    Madonna and Age Discrimination

    Madonna and Age Discrimination
    Very few female celebrities have publicly raised the issue of age discrimination.  Most hide from it as long as possible because they know it may be the death knell of their career. But Madonna has never been like other…
  • Feb 13

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination
     “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.  Edmund Burke. This quote was sent to me by a reader and encapsulates the real problem with the epidemic of age discrimination in America…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination
    Here’s a rare  and important victory in a federal age discrimination case involving a Minnesota city’s failure to promote a 51-year-old police lieutenant to the position of chief of police because he was “retirement…
Rank this Week: 914

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Mar 1

    Dreams deferred: Federal immigration dispute leaves many unsure about future

    Dreams deferred: Federal immigration dispute leaves many unsure about future
    Waco Tribune-Herald by J.B. Smith A Waco family talks about the delay in administrative action and how it is impacting them.
  • Feb 25

    DACA/DAPA Information Session in Waco March 3rd

    DACA/DAPA Information Session in Waco March 3rd
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic and Mission Waco Legal Services are hosting a free informational session on administrative action: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. St.Louis Catholic Church (Sanctuary) 2001 N. 25th St., Waco, Texas…
  • Feb 17

    Expanded DACA and DAPA temporarily enjoined by South Texas Judge

    Expanded DACA and DAPA temporarily enjoined by South Texas Judge
    On Monday, February 16, 2015, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, granted a temporary injunction halting the implementation of the expanded DACA and DAPA programs announced by President Obama last November. The lawsuit, brought by Gov. Greg…
Rank this Week: 724

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social…
  • Feb 19

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case
    H. Dickson Burton from TraskBritt in Salt Lake City gave a presentation explaining how to obtain a preliminary injunction in a patent case. Here is a summary of his presentation with links to some of the cases he mentioned.
Rank this Week: 327

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

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

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 290

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 1

    ARTAL: The Movie

    ARTAL: The Movie
    First there was ARTAL the list. Then there was ARTAL the blog post. And now, there is ARTAL:  The Movie. In which Oli tries to help you remember the power and pitfalls of the big list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels. In brief,…
  • Feb 14

    Why on Earth Would Anyone Need a Lawyer to Help Get a COLA?

    Why on Earth Would Anyone Need a Lawyer to Help Get a COLA?
    Ladies and gentlemen it is with great pleasure that I introduce Oli, the sporadically employed climate scientist, from Chichester. What does that have to do with labels and COLAs? Watch and see. Find out why some may benefit from having a…
  • Feb 2

    A Great Bud Ad

    A Great Bud Ad
    What was the best beer ad, or ad of any type, in yesterday’s Super Bowl broadcast? Hint, it was a Bud ad, but not the one with the dogs, horses, and wolf. Instead, it was the one above. The one in which Bud took on its main competition,…
Rank this Week: 521

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?
    Eighty-four-year old Martin Cassidy spent his career creating dinosaurs for the American Museum of National History. His career began in 1972 when the museum was offered the articulated skeleton of a dinosaur, an acquisition that would cost…
  • Feb 27

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?
    Jamie and Frank McCourt are now more famous for their over-the-top divorce than for their eight-year run as the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The twists and turns of their lengthy litigation could fill a book, and no doubt will! For…
  • Feb 24

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant
    I guess I’ve been lucky because I have never had to do a trial where the opposing party acted in person, “pro se”, as they call it in the United States. Why lucky? Because some of the worst trial horror stories involve…
Rank this Week: 816

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Mar 1

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s description of the process goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and…
  • Feb 23

    Hidden agony

    Hidden agony
    Have you ever come face-to-face with someone suffering from disturbing voices, crazy thoughts that won’t go away? Odds are you have. But you wouldn’t notice unless they’re totally crazy… and speak those thoughts out…
  • Feb 15

    Keith Richards explains the creative proce

    Keith Richards explains the creative proce
    Keith Richard’s autobiography Life provides fascinating insight into the life of a celebrity living through the 1960’s and 70’s. But it’s the parts where he describes the process that led him, and…
Rank this Week: 92

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Failure to Pay Overtime to Construction Worker

    Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Failure to Pay Overtime to Construction Worker
    Such is the alleged state of affairs when employers allegedly choose to cut costs by cutting their workers’ wages. Instead of attracting new employees with higher wage rates and fair working conditions, they allegedly resort to…
  • Feb 22

    Wage and Hour Lawsuit Filed Against California Temp Agency

    Wage and Hour Lawsuit Filed Against California Temp Agency
    Bengel is seeking to represent a class of similarly situated employees that could number as high as 1,000 workers employed by CST in the state of California between November 1, 2013 and the filing of the lawsuit. She is seeking civil…
  • Feb 19

    Lyft Sued in Wage and Hour Class Case in California

    Lyft Sued in Wage and Hour Class Case in California
    The combination of the recent recession and the rise in app-based firms like Lyft has resulted in a significant increase in companies relying on independent contractors to do everything from run errands to data entry. A ruling against Lyft in…
Rank this Week: 981

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 1

    Freezing High Conflict Divorce Litigation for the Collaborative Proce

    Freezing High Conflict Divorce Litigation for the Collaborative Proce
    I strongly suggest that any person who is in the initial stages of a Florida divorce consider engaging in the collaborative process from the very beginning.  This simply means that each spouses hires an attorney solely for the…
  • Feb 9

    What is the Purpose of Florida Family Law?

    What is the Purpose of Florida Family Law?
    Anyone who has gone through a divorce, paternity, or other family law proceeding in Hillsborough County or elsewhere in Florida may have wondered: What is the purpose of Florida Family Law? Well, section 61.001(2) purports to have an…
  • Jan 6

    Can I Now Divorce My Same-Sex Spouse in Florida?

    Can I Now Divorce My Same-Sex Spouse in Florida?
    Last week, Federal Judge Robert L. Hinkle clarified his ruling in Brenner v. Scott to state, definitively, that the U.S. Constitution requires Florida clerks of court to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  This has brought…
Rank this Week: 884

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm
    We were busy in February 2015. Debt Buyers Using Confusing Names in Litigation We sued several creditors for continuing to use confusing names in court cases. We use recent precedent in Lee v. Forster & Garbus LLP in which a federal…
  • Jan 31

    Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York

    Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York
    In a nutshell, Article 54 of the New York CPLR sets forth the procedure to simply register a judgment entered in another state. So long as the foreign court had jurisdiction to enter that judgment, it will be entitled to "full faith and…
  • Jan 14

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?
    Statutes relating to enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. Judges often disagree about application of some statutes, in part due to confusing wording. But the below seems to fairly summarize CPLR § 5208…
Rank this Week: 340

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Texas Wyly Brothers Must Pay SEC $299.4M for Securities Fraud

    Texas Wyly Brothers Must Pay SEC $299.4M for Securities Fraud
    Sam Wyly and his late brother Charles Wyly’s estate must pay $299.4 million for committing securities fraud. The final judgment comes months after a jury found them civilly liable. The SEC sued the Texas billionaire brothers in 2010.…
  • Feb 27

    Bill Seeks to Eliminate Mandatory Arbitration Clause From Brokerage Contracts, While SEC Approves New Public Arbitrator Limit

    Bill Seeks to Eliminate Mandatory Arbitration Clause From Brokerage Contracts, While SEC Approves New Public Arbitrator Limit
    The Investor Choice Act in Congress, A U.S. House bill written by Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is looking to stop investment advisers and brokers from obligating investors to pursue their claims in arbitration instead of going to court. The…
  • Feb 25

    Morgan Stanley, DOJ Arrive at $2.6B Mortgage Bond Settlement

    Morgan Stanley, DOJ Arrive at $2.6B Mortgage Bond Settlement
    Morgan Stanley (MS) has reached an agreement in principal with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims related to its sale of mortgage bonds. The government probe looked into allegations that the financial firm misrepresented the…
Rank this Week: 347

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 28

    Upcoming Civil Case Arguments at the Tennessee Supreme Court

    Upcoming Civil Case Arguments at the Tennessee Supreme Court
    The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two health care liability disputes among four cases scheduled for oral arguments March 4, 2015 in Jackson, Tennessee, one of which will address an interesting civil procedure question. The first case…
  • Feb 27

    Court of Appeals Rules that 120-Day Extension Applies to HCLA Cases Filed under Saving Statute.

    Court of Appeals Rules that 120-Day Extension Applies to HCLA Cases Filed under Saving Statute.
             The interplay between the saving statute and the 120-day extension provided by the HCLA in Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-121(c) continues to be a hotly litigated topic, with the Tennessee Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 14

    Juror Interview in Vanderbilt Rape Trial Offers Good Practice Reminder

    Juror Interview in Vanderbilt Rape Trial Offers Good Practice Reminder
    The Tennessean has a fascinating video interview of Todd Easter, one of the jurors in the Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg rape trial.    Juror feedback in any case gives trial lawyers helpful information about how to present…
Rank this Week: 282

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Pedestrians and bicyclists alike complaining about Ballard bridge safety

    Pedestrians and bicyclists alike complaining about Ballard bridge safety
    Haley Woods, a Seattle resident, recently posted a video to YouTube showing how difficult it is for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Ballard bridge. The video already has more than 10,000 views just a week after it was posted. The…
  • Feb 23

    Defensive driving: avoiding head-on collision

    Defensive driving: avoiding head-on collision
    Just last week, a man was killed on Highway 2 when another driver left their lane and struck the man's vehicle head-on. Every year, approximately 5,200 people die in head-on accidents. Learning how to avoid these types of accidents might very…
  • Feb 16

    Members of King's High School boys basketball team injured in weekend bus accident

    Members of King's High School boys basketball team injured in weekend bus accident
    Ten of 16 people on board a school bus carrying the King's High School basketball team from Shoreline were injured after the bus overturned on an off-ramp on Interstate 5 at Mountlake Terrace reports KOMO News. The school bus accident…
Rank this Week: 444

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Mobile Marijuana Dispensaries Targeted by City Councils, Fed

    Mobile Marijuana Dispensaries Targeted by City Councils, Fed
    Mobile medical marijuana dispensaries seemed to be a solution to a host of issues encountered by brick-and-motor locations. They could avoid issues with being too close to certain structures, such as schools or day care centers. They could…
  • Feb 27

    Marijuana Munchies: Researchers Discover Neurological Link

    Marijuana Munchies: Researchers Discover Neurological Link
    U.S. researchers have long sought to explain the link between consumption of marijuana and the trigger in appetite - often referred to as "the munchies." The connection is significant not just for the potential spike in Twinkies sales, but…
  • Feb 26

    Marijuana Legislation Weighed by Ohio, Vermont

    Marijuana Legislation Weighed by Ohio, Vermont
    The patchwork of state laws pertaining to marijuana continues to be subject to even more stitching. When California passed its medical marijuana law in 1996, it was historical and revolutionary. Now, nearly two decades later, nearly half of…
Rank this Week: 533

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Ankle Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal

    Ankle Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal
    On May 25, 2003 at about 7 p.m., Miguel Bonano, then 19 years old, was driving a motorized dirt bike on Bryant Avenue near 167th Street in the Bronx when he crashed into the back of a parked car and sustained ankle fractures that required…
  • Feb 12

    Knee Injury Damages Verdict Substantially Increased on Appeal

    Knee Injury Damages Verdict Substantially Increased on Appeal
    On October 6, 2009, Marcia Saft was walking home after dinner with her husband at a local restaurant in Manhattan. She tripped and fell on the sidewalk in front of 229 East 81st Street where Con Edison had placed temporary electric cable…
  • Feb 4

    Wrist and Spinal Injuries from Trip and Fall Accident Result in Large Pain and Suffering Damages Award

    Wrist and Spinal Injuries from Trip and Fall Accident Result in Large Pain and Suffering Damages Award
    On October 30, 2009, at about 8 a.m., Anyolina Mata was crossing the Grand Concourse near her apartment in the Bronx when her foot became caught on a one inch high lip that surrounded a subway ventilation grate embedded in a concrete…
Rank this Week: 732

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/
Rank this Week: 249

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Firm Responsible for Caramel Apple Outbreak

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Firm Responsible for Caramel Apple Outbreak
    Minnesota's response to a caramel apple Listeria outbreak that killed two state residents included early public alerts identifying the caramel apple brands that may have contributed to the spread of disease. No other state in the 12-state…
  • Feb 17

    Listeria Deaths Distinguished Frescolina Cheese Poisoning Outbreak of 2012

    Listeria Deaths Distinguished Frescolina Cheese Poisoning Outbreak of 2012
     Two Listeria deaths and 18 hospitalizations marked the 2012 Frescolina Marte Ricotta Salata Cheese outbreak that lasted from March until October, when Listeria cheese recalls and an import ban brought it to a halt. As the CDC reported…
  • Feb 7

    New Mexico Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Protects Mother and Her Baby Boy

    New Mexico Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Protects Mother and Her Baby Boy
     A New Mexico Listeria lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother and her baby boy has placed the issue of adulterated caramel apples in U.S. District Court, a jurisdiction chosen by veteran food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law…
Rank this Week: 338

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 356

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/
Rank this Week: 634

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Snow, Ice on Roofs Lead to Massachusetts Worker Injuries, Death

    Snow, Ice on Roofs Lead to Massachusetts Worker Injuries, Death
    In the last few weeks, over 100 inches of snow have fallen on parts of Massachusetts. This has led to massive efforts to clear snow and ice off roofs and roads. The snow clearings have placed numerous workers and homeowners in high-risk…
  • Feb 25

    Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA

    Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA
    A 17-year-old student, part of a work crew shoveling snow off of a department store roof, was injured after falling through a skylight. Officials say the teen was helping to remove snow at Frugal Fannie’s clothing store in Westwood…
  • Feb 20

    Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

    Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation
    According to a court ruling, an undocumented Mexican worker who gave his employer false identification is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained on the job. Mario Arellano, who gave a fake Social Security…
Rank this Week: 900

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Feb 27

    Petitioner Brings Action for Judicial Settlement of Trustee Account

    Petitioner Brings Action for Judicial Settlement of Trustee Account
    Probate Lawyers said that in this action for a judicial settlement of a trustee's account and for a construction of the will and codicils of the testator, the trustee moves for summary judgment. The testator died in September 1918, leaving a…
  • Feb 23

    Court Decides Action for Partition of Real Property

    Court Decides Action for Partition of Real Property
    Probate Lawyers said that an action for partition of real property, plaintiff appeals, as limited by his brief, from so much of a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, dated December 5, 1983, as, after a nonjury trial, declared that…
  • Feb 22

    Widow Questions Will Construction

    Widow Questions Will Construction
    In rendering her account for judicial settlement, the executrix-widow has presented a number of questions for adjudication, including construction of the will. Objections were filed by the decedent's daughter (a devisee and residuary…
Rank this Week: 645

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Mrs. T’s Pierogies Recalled Due to Plastic Contamination

    Mrs. T’s Pierogies Recalled Due to Plastic Contamination
    A favorite aisle for many at our local supermarkets is the frozen food section. The frozen food section is notorious for people’s favorite snack foods like ice cream and frozen pizzas but also provides reliable staple foods like frozen…
  • Feb 23

    Cook County Walmart Sued for Slip and Fall

    Cook County Walmart Sued for Slip and Fall
    Most of our readers are aware that Chicago has had a lot of snow this winter in a short period of time. With so much snowfall at once, our neighborhoods have a high accumulation of snow sitting on the ground surrounding our homes, businesses,…
  • Feb 20

    Chicago Family Sues Cook County Sheriff’s Office for Death of Inmate

    Chicago Family Sues Cook County Sheriff’s Office for Death of Inmate
    Wrongful death lawsuits may be initiated where a death has been caused by the fault of another person, especially where the alleged wrongdoers owed a duty of care to the deceased and where the deceased was under their care and protection.…
Rank this Week: 786

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    My child was injured by a dog, should I hire a lawyer?

    My child was injured by a dog, should I hire a lawyer?
    If your child has been injured by a dog, you might be facing medical bills plus the aftermath of the attack including scarring, disfigurement and psychological trauma. Often, the dog that bit your child might be owned by a neighbor, a friend…
  • Feb 25

    Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney

    Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney
    There are probably not many times in your life when you need to hire an attorney. But sometimes, usually in a time of personal crises due to an accident or an injury, you may find yourself in the need of legal representation. Hiring an…
  • Feb 11

    Duvall man killed in head-on collision near Monroe

    Duvall man killed in head-on collision near Monroe
    Jeff Lucas, 56, of Duvall was killed on February 10th in a head-on collision near Monroe. According to a report in the Everett Herald, Lucas was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 2 between Snohomish and Monroe when his Jaguar was struck…
Rank this Week: 471

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 27

    TWiL 294: Dingo Free FCC

    TWiL 294: Dingo Free FCC
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Fair Use Week with Llamas, Benny Hill and Power Rangers, the Lenovo/Superfish debacle, the FCC's Net Neutrality decision and more! Guests: Debora Halbert, and AJ Shankar Photo credit: Steve …
  • Feb 20

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music, Samsung edits Orwellian clause out of TV Privacy Policy, Samsung's TVs freak users out by inserting ads into movies, US Court backs NSA internet…
  • Feb 13

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Drone's role in journalism, Katy Perry's Left Shark, Emoji in the courtroom and more! Guests: Nabiha Syed, and Peter DiCola Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
Rank this Week: 423

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mariettainjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 836

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
Rank this Week: 771

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injurie

    Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injurie
    A head-on car accident in Chino Hills left two motorists severely injured. According to a news report in in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 26, 2015 at Carbon Canyon Road and Canyon Hills near…
  • Feb 23

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site
    A man was injured in a construction site accident after he fell off a ladder the afternoon of February 16, 2015. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a parking structure under construction near…
  • Feb 18

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway
    Cynthia Brock, 53, of Costa Mesa was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, was caused by a dropped mattress on the 55 Freeway. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the…
Rank this Week: 45

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Feb 27

    DOL’s new rule puts same-sex couples on level footing under the FMLA

    DOL’s new rule puts same-sex couples on level footing under the FMLA
    On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a new rule providing FMLA leave benefits to workers in legal, same-sex marriages, regardless of where the couple resides. Employees in same-sex marriages now have consistent federal…
  • Feb 27

    Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media

    Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media
    Attorneys for FLSA class-action defendant Gawker are opposing plaintiffs’ request to expand potential avenues of class notification via social media. Former interns of the blog site Gawker, a website that promotes itself as a…
  • Feb 26

    Employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B employee

    Employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B employee
    On February 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers pursuing employment-based lawful…
Rank this Week: 586

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

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

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Feb 27

    Superbug Linked to Hospital Death

    Superbug Linked to Hospital Death
    We go to hospitals to get well, not to get sick. Unfortunately, thanks to medical malpractice, it does not always work out that way. Sometimes these healthcare provider errors can result in patients suffering infections that can be life…
  • Feb 25

    Are Performance Metrics Contributing to Pharmacy Error?

    Are Performance Metrics Contributing to Pharmacy Error?
    When pharmaceutical errors happen, the results can be deadly. This type of medical malpractice hurts patients in two ways. First it results in their taking a medication that may be dangerous for them and second it results in their not getting…
  • Feb 21

    Celebrity Dentist Facing Malpractice Allegation

    Celebrity Dentist Facing Malpractice Allegation
    Almost no one likes going to the dentist. Its uncomfortable, the drill sounds terrifying, and the lectures on why you should be flossing more often are guilt inducing. However, even though some of us fear the dentist and think that the…
Rank this Week: 313

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Feb 27

    South Florida and Legionnaires' Disease

    South Florida and Legionnaires' Disease
    South Florida had its share of Legionnaires' Disease outbreaks over the recent years. Florida's Department of Health defines "Legionnaires' Disease" as an infection caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophilia. Symptoms associated with the…
  • Feb 24

    Boater Negligence and Florida Dive Flag Law

    Boater Negligence and Florida Dive Flag Law
    Florida SCUBA divers and snorkelers face an all too common threat when engaging in their favorite aquatic activity. That threat is negligent boat operators. In most dive accident cases it is found that the boat operator failed to abide by…
  • Feb 13

    Senator McCain seeks, fails to repeal Jones Act

    Senator McCain seeks, fails to repeal Jones Act
    Last month, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) filed an amendment to repeal the Jones Act. In a January 13, 2015 Press Release published on his website, Sen. McCain states, "I have long advocated for a full repeal of The Jones Act, an antiquated law…
Rank this Week: 505

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

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