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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Robertson v. BCBS Texas (D. Montana Apr. 15, 2015, No. CV 14–224–M–DWM): “Law and Justice Can Pass Like Ships in the Night”

    Robertson v. BCBS Texas (D. Montana Apr. 15, 2015, No. CV 14–224–M–DWM): “Law and Justice Can Pass Like Ships in the Night”
    In July 2011, Plaintiff Lana Robertson was diagnosed with diffuse systemic sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes the skin and other connective tissues in the body to tighten and harden. Without treatment, the disease can attack…
  • Jun 20

    The Importance of Requesting and Closely Reviewing your Claim File:

    The Importance of Requesting and Closely Reviewing your Claim File:
    By law, when an insurance company denies all or part of your Long Term Disability (“LTD”) or Life insurance claim and gives you the right to appeal their decision, you also have a right to request and receive, free of charge, a…
  • Jun 15

    Unum Bad Faith Practice

    Unum Bad Faith Practice
    A resident of Michigan has filed a Long term Disability lawsuit against Unum, one of the largest insurers in the country with a 16.2 percent market share. Unum got there by being a leader in the insurance industry. But the company has come…
Rank this Week: 766

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jun 25

    Boston, Massachusetts: Two dead and One Injured in North End Car Accident

    Boston, Massachusetts: Two dead and One Injured in North End Car Accident
    June 25, 2015: Connor Darcey, 21, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, has died, and Harry James, 21, also of Wellesley, sustained serious personal injuries, when the car they were traveling in crashed in the North End Section of Boston. The driver…
  • Jun 18

    Somerville, Massachusetts: One Dead & One Injured in Construction Hoist Collapse

    Somerville, Massachusetts: One Dead & One Injured in Construction Hoist Collapse
    June 18, 2015: Ronald Morse, 40, a member of International Association of Ironworkers, Local 7 of Boston, has died, and Mark Praetsch, 30, a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 4 of Boston, was seriously injured…
  • Jun 2

    Boston, Massachusetts: Women Loses Arm in Boating Accident

    Boston, Massachusetts: Women Loses Arm in Boating Accident
    June 2, 2015: Nicole Berthiaume, 19, of Auburn Massachusetts, sustained serious personal injuries, when she fell overboard from a boat. As she attempted to climb back aboard, Berthiaume’s arm was severed by the propeller of the boat.…
Rank this Week: 755

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jun 25

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator
    There are several ways to find official biographical information about members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  Below are different sources that contain biographical information.  These sources include photos, when available,…
  • Jun 23

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!
    On August 31st, Westlaw Classic will be permanently retired in favor of the new(ish), updated and streamlined interface of WestlawNext. Thomson Reuters made it official last September, but the retirement of Westlaw Classic had long been…
  • Jun 17

    Enjoy Jenkins' Leisure Reading Collection This Summer

    Enjoy Jenkins' Leisure Reading Collection This Summer
    As you're taking time to relax this summer, enjoy popular legal fiction from our Leisure Reading Collection! This collection includes works from Robin Cook, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Follett, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Lisa…
Rank this Week: 792

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
  • Mar 16

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application
    The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are…
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
Rank this Week: 907

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Jun 25

    For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Home

    For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Home
    When choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, many factors must be taken into consideration. Without a doubt you want to choose the best-quality facility with skilled and experienced staff. Our team of nursing home negligence…
  • Jun 9

    Considering Long-Term Care Insurance

    Considering Long-Term Care Insurance
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers work with individuals and families who have already committed to long-term care. It’s no secret that negligence and abuse in nursing homes is more likely to occur in poorly-run facilities without…
  • May 27

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death
    The family of an Illinois nursing home resident recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an ambulance company after the woman fell from her wheelchair during transport. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers details this case and…
Rank this Week: 718

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Jun 25

    FinCEN Speech Outlines “Core Principles” on Enforcement

    FinCEN Speech Outlines “Core Principles” on Enforcement
    A recent Reed Smith Client Alert discusses a June 2015 speech by Stephanie Brooker, Associate Director for Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). Although Ms. Brooker’s comments were specifically…
  • Jun 25

    FinCEN Enforcement Stacks the Deck in AML Compliance for Casinos and Card Club

    FinCEN Enforcement Stacks the Deck in AML Compliance for Casinos and Card Club
    Introduction Stephanie Booker, Associate Director for Enforcement, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently gave a speech at the Nevada Bar Association’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference in Las Vegas. Involved in…
  • Jun 24

    Despite First Administrative Appeal, CFPB Seeks Out Court

    Despite First Administrative Appeal, CFPB Seeks Out Court
    On June 4, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray issued a decision in the first appeal of a CFPB administrative proceeding. The appeal to Director Cordray followed the CFPB’s first administrative trial…
Rank this Week: 288

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 677

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/
Rank this Week: 151

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Hobby Lobby Fall Out

    Hobby Lobby Fall Out
    For those who feared that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision would open the door for employers to block contraceptive access for women in the workplace, welcome reassurance has come this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • Jun 25

    King vs. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidie

    King vs. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidie
    Today, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, handing a major victory to the Obama administration. The decision was 6-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts delivering the court's majority…
  • Jun 24

    Affordable Care, the Supreme Court, and the Wisdom of Crowd

    Affordable Care, the Supreme Court, and the Wisdom of Crowd
    How will the Supreme Court rule on the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies that help millions of lower- and middle-income Americans afford their health care coverage? According to FantasySCOTUS’s court watchers, who have…
Rank this Week: 251

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: 200

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jun 25

    Billons in Attorneys' Fees Earned. It's Time to Get Your Share

    Billons in Attorneys' Fees Earned. It's Time to Get Your Share
    Why let a few firms collect all the fees in Mass Torts? You have the skills, so let Mass Tort Nexus give you the  proven step-by-step road map to add a Mass Tort docket to your practice in thirty days. This is the only purely educational…
  • Jun 18

    New KickFire Browser App Helps with Sales Prospecting

    New KickFire Browser App Helps with Sales Prospecting
    KickFire is a handy new sales prospecting tool that works in your internet browser. It can be used free with a trial account. It works when you visit the web site of a prospective customer and click on…
  • Jun 3

    Webinar: 5 Important Techniques to Know to Get Clients Online

    Webinar: 5 Important Techniques to Know to Get Clients Online
    By Ken Hardison, President of the Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing and Management Association. The way our potential clients consume the Internet changes drastically every year. With the speed at which Internet consumption evolves, is your…
Rank this Week: 203

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 988

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jun 25

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board
    MBBP Corporate attorney Joe Martinez has been elected to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Board of Directors. Joe takes over a seat formerly held by MBBP’s Jon Gworek, a longtime participant in MITEF. The mission of the MIT…
  • Jun 25

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey
    By Joshua E. French What is this? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regularly analyzes data related to US investment in foreign corporations.  Many large companies are specifically requested to provide data which is included in…
  • Jun 22

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter
    The second video in MBBP’s M&A Clip Series addresses the necessity of Investment Banker Engagement Letters. Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo gives a brief overview. Catch Shannon next week discussing another common issue in M&A…
Rank this Week: 523

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    ACA Update: Supreme Court Rules that Federal Insurance Exchanges May Issue Tax Subsidie

    ACA Update: Supreme Court Rules that Federal Insurance Exchanges May Issue Tax Subsidie
    Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in King v. Burwell, ruling that Section 36B of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") authorizes insurance exchanges run by the federal government to issue tax…
  • Jun 25

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 3

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 3
    In Part 1 of this post, we explored the three types of work related mental injury claims addressed by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In Part 2, we discussed how courts are increasingly easing the burden of proving…
  • Jun 24

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 2

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 2
    In Part 1 of this blog post, we explored the three legal classifications of potentially work related mental injury claims addressed under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: physical/mental, mental/physical, and mental/mental.…
Rank this Week: 799

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity
    The Supreme Court has ruled that when an oversight mechanism created by a State—here a State Board—is under the control of those it was supposed to be regulating (sometimes referred to by economists as “regulatory…
  • Jun 18

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO
    On June 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued final revisions to regulations governing accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). Among them is one…
  • Jun 3

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement
    On May 28, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it had reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals,[1] which acquired Cephalon in 2012, over reverse payment for its narcolepsy drug, Provigil.  The…
Rank this Week: 660

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
  • Jun 11

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power

    Ed Interviews Pactsafe Founder, Brian Power
    Today’s interview is with Brett Burney, Technology Consultant and Chair of the 2015 ABA Chicago TechShow from April 16-18.Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct has been modified to include familiarity Brian Powers is CEO…
Rank this Week: 742

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 292

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Jun 25

    Congress Needs to Act Both at Home and Abroad to Protect Elephants from Poaching

    Congress Needs to Act Both at Home and Abroad to Protect Elephants from Poaching
    Please contact your U.S. Representative, and ask him or her to support an amendment that would strike the Interior rider that enables elephant poaching.     Related StoriesWho's Afraid of Big, Bad Policy? War on…
  • Jun 23

    Pretty Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced

    Pretty Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced
    The Humane Cosmetics Act will phase out both the use of live animals in cosmetics testing and the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Urge your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the bill!     Related…
  • Jun 17

    Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Policy? War on Wolves Wages On

    Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Policy? War on Wolves Wages On
    Some anti-wolf politicians in Congress are once again pushing to force the removal of wolves from the Endangered Species Act. Act now to protect wolves!     Related StoriesAnti-Horse Slaughter Bill Hits the SenateThe…
Rank this Week: 638

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 435

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 553

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jun 25

    No, Federal Grand Jurors Do Not Issue Federal Grand Jury Subpoena

    No, Federal Grand Jurors Do Not Issue Federal Grand Jury Subpoena
    Over at the Daily Beast, Nick Gillespie attempts to bring religiosity to the fuzzy-wuzzies by describing what it was like to be hit with a ridiculous grand jury subpoena and unprincipled gag order. In response, several Daily Beast commenters…
  • Jun 24

    Is "No, I Didn't Do It" Defamatory? The Bill Cosby Defamation Case

    Is "No, I Didn't Do It" Defamatory? The Bill Cosby Defamation Case
    Bill Cosby's recently been accused of lifelong serial rape and sexual abuse, sometimes involving drugging women. He's responded — as celebrities tend to — with broad denials and suggestions that his accusers are lying. That public…
  • Jun 23

    Gamer Gate vs Anti Gamer Gate A Civil Discussion on Inclusivene

    Gamer Gate vs Anti Gamer Gate A Civil Discussion on Inclusivene
    Like the Keynes Hayek rap…except @clarkhat and @freebsdgirl. Coming to a http://t.co/zoLKFmpfLY near you. https://t.co/CEUR49w08q — ClarkHat (@ClarkHat) June 19, 2015 Consider this post a teaser trailer. Randi Harper, author of…
Rank this Week: 207

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    White & Case Diversity

    White & Case Diversity
    Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case, embedded in all we do as one firm in our offices around the world. As a truly global law firm, we recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who strengthen…
  • Jun 25

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship
    Go to the link to read about this awesome opportunity!https://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internship
  • May 6

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
Rank this Week: 209

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jun 25

    6 Take-Aways From Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career

    6 Take-Aways From Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career
    On Monday June 22nd I had the pleasure of listening to Professor Scott Westfahl, Faculty Director of Harvard Law School Executive Education as he shared his advice on taking leadership roles and achieving success. Here are 6 take-aways from…
  • Jun 24

    Hoping to apply to law school early? What actually is early?

    Hoping to apply to law school early? What actually is early?
    Many people know that law schools use a rolling admissions process, which means that schools consider applicants in batches as the applications arrive. Thus, when an application comes in at the beginning of the application period (in the fall…
  • Jun 24

    Recap: Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career

    Recap: Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career
    If you couldn't tune in to Ms JD and Paul Hasting's national event Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career, check out the recap below to see what you missed!     [View the story "Recap: Stand Up: Taking…
Rank this Week: 356

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 25

    Premises Liability, Mode of Operation

    Premises Liability, Mode of Operation
    *The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has on June 23, 2015  ruled that the “mode of operations” approach to premises liability applies to slip and fall incidents including slipping on a wet spot on the dance floor in a…
  • Jun 24

    Pay-If-Paid/Pay-When-Paid: Tomatoe/Tomato

    Pay-If-Paid/Pay-When-Paid: Tomatoe/Tomato
    This year’s DRI Fidelity and Surety Roundtable featured some excellent presentations.  One that really caught my attention was Ronald Freidberg’s presentation on “pay-if-paid” clauses and recent case law affecting…
  • Jun 23

    Homeowners, Business Exclusion, Duty to Defend

    Homeowners, Business Exclusion, Duty to Defend
    *The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has on June 17, 2015 ruled that the burden is on the insurer to prove the applicability of an exclusion. Because the facts alleged in the Complaint in the underlying action do not establish that the…
Rank this Week: 616

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Intake123 Makes It Easy to Create and Manage Client-Intake Form

    Intake123 Makes It Easy to Create and Manage Client-Intake Form
    Sometimes in legal technology, when it rains, it pours. In April, I wrote here about Rocket Matter Intake, the new service from Rocket Matter that allows law firms to post client-intake forms on their websites that integrate directly with its…
  • Jun 23

    The Supreme Court Database Behind Today’s New York Times Analysi

    The Supreme Court Database Behind Today’s New York Times Analysi
    The New York Times today has a fascinating article documenting The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward. Reporters Alicia Parlapiano, Adam Liptak and Jeremy Bowers analyze the court’s decisions from 1946 to the present to…
  • Jun 22

    Thomson Reuters Elite Sets Sights on Cloud and Customer Service

    Thomson Reuters Elite Sets Sights on Cloud and Customer Service
    At its worldwide Vantage 2015 user conference last week in Las Vegas, Thomson Reuters Elite announced an anticipated 2017 move to the cloud for its flagship product, Elite 3E, and a new emphasis on building a “customer-centric”…
Rank this Week: 310

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 975

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire
    The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined the billionaire club, according to the most recent report by Bloomberg News. Jamie Dimon, the assembler of Citigroup Inc. and now head of JPMorgan, has a net worth of $1.1 billion, derived…
  • Jun 20

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American
    Retirement is supposed to be about enjoying those "Golden Years." Those who have spent a lifetime working, raising families and contributing to society are supposed to be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of all their labor - perhaps…
  • Jun 15

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline
    One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers' greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages…
Rank this Week: 840

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    The Path to Federalization: US Supreme Court Again Validates the Affordable Care Act

    The Path to Federalization: US Supreme Court Again Validates the Affordable Care Act
    The US Supreme Court again affirmed the validity of The Affordable Care Act. The Obamacare program, as it has been nicknamed, will continue to lead to a medical delivery program than eventually will have major repercussions on the antiquated…
  • Jun 24

    NJ Supreme Court to Review Ethics of Defense Firm Facebook Investigation

    NJ Supreme Court to Review Ethics of Defense Firm Facebook Investigation
    The NJ Supreme will review the ethical propriety of the actions of a defense law firm whose attorney instructed a paralegal to "friend" the adverse party on Facebook for discovery purposes without disclosing the paralegal's relationship with…
  • Jun 24

    US EPA Report Calls For Better Regulation of Demolition of Asbestos Containing Bulding

    US EPA Report Calls For Better Regulation of Demolition of Asbestos Containing Bulding
    The Inspector General of the US Environmental Protection Agency released a report calling for safer demotion of buildings containing asbestos fiber. Asbestos is a known cancer producing substance causing asbestosis, lung cancer and…
Rank this Week: 342

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 25

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act
    Usury is defined as an illegally high rate of interest. In New York, the civil usury rate is 16%[1] and the criminal usury rate is 25%[2]. Banks get around state usury laws through the National Bank Act, a federal law that expressly allows…
  • Jun 24

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce
    Under New York law, once a judgment has been entered for a debt, the creditor can demand information about assets that might be available to satisfy the debt from anyone that the creditor thinks may have the information. Note that the…
  • Jun 22

    Your Judgment Creditor's Rights Against Those who Owe You Money

    Your Judgment Creditor's Rights Against Those who Owe You Money
    The Langel Firm represents consumers against lawsuits, wage garnishments, and bank seizures usually involving one of these debt collectors. We've embarked on a recent project to summarize each section of Article 52 of New York procedural law…
Rank this Week: 918

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Jun 25

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi
    Have you ever taken advantage of one of the thousands of free public Wi-Fi hotspots? They're very convenient, but be careful, security can be an issue. CNET's Lexy Savvides writes: "Stuck without a data connection on the road? Free public...
  • Jun 18

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here
    Microsoft has finally announced a launch date for Windows 10, July 29, 2015. This is a free update for users running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. What does this mean for us? Techlicious' Fox Van Allen has compiled a list...
  • Jun 16

    UnitedLex Creates a "Legal Residency" for Lawyers Like a Residency for a Doctor

    UnitedLex Creates a "Legal Residency" for Lawyers Like a Residency for a Doctor
    A company called UnitedLex has reinvented the job market for new lawyers with the creation of a brand new employment concept called a "legal residency." Although UnitedLex is not itself a practicing law firm, in collaboration with law schools…
Rank this Week: 319

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Abstract Lo

    Abstract Lo
    Internet Patents asserted 7,707,505 against Active Network and others. The district court found '505 patent ineligible under §101, which the CAFC affirmed. On appeal, Judge Newman (CAFC 2014-1048) seemed to agree that case law for…
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
  • May 23

    Personal

    Personal
    Fenner Investments sued Verizon Wireless for infringing 5,561,706, which claimed locating and tracking "personal identification numbers." Claim construction of "personal identification numbers" as being personal led to stipulation of…
Rank this Week: 444

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Jun 24

    Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction

    Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction
    Robert Lewis, Jr. filed suit under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), alleging injuries to his left elbow, cervical spine, and lumbar spine as the result of an accident that occurred while working on Ram-Powell, a tension-leg…
  • Jun 16

    New District Director for the Sixth Compensation District

    New District Director for the Sixth Compensation District
    Kristina Hall, a longtime Claims Examiner in the Jacksonville office of OWCP, has been named as the new District Director for the Sixth Compensation District, replacing Charles D. Lee, who retired in March, 2015. Ms. Hall has been the acting…
  • Jun 16

    Waiver of Registered Mail Service Approved by OWCP

    Waiver of Registered Mail Service Approved by OWCP
    OWCP, DLHWC has issued Industry Notice 152 effective June 10, 2015, which allows electronic service of notices and orders to longshore stakeholders. First proposed over five years ago by the DOL-Joint Bar Association, Inc., OWCP has issued…
Rank this Week: 938

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
Rank this Week: 758

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    UC Irvine: apparently this was just a…

    UC Irvine: apparently this was just a bored employee snooping on about 5 random patients a day.  Seems like no harm/no foul; but it would be really interesting to hear what the employee thought he/she was doing.  
  • Jun 20

    Medical Identity Theft: There's certainly…

    Medical Identity Theft: There's certainly been a lot of talk about medical identity theft (here and elsewhere) lately, but now we know that it's on the rise: according to the Ponemon Institute, these types of thefts are up 22% over the…
  • May 27

    Beacon Health (South Bend, Indiana):…

    Beacon Health (South Bend, Indiana): Another day, another hack.  Today's unlucky victim is Beacon Health.  It looks like only emails were compromised, and so far there's no actual evidence of misuse.  No indication of how it happened, but…
Rank this Week: 637

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

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

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Jun 24

    Congressional Oversight 6-18-2015

    Congressional Oversight 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceAfter delegating significant power to the administrative state, is Congress properly discharging its oversight role? Are there tools available to Congress that are underutilized? Would a proper…
  • Jun 24

    The Incentives Behind Congressional Delegation 6-18-2015

    The Incentives Behind Congressional Delegation 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceIn administrative law the focus has primarily been on how to constrain executive discretion. It may, however, be equally important to consider how to constrain the delegations that create that…
  • Jun 24

    Should Federal Law Enjoy a Presumption of Constitutionality? 6-18-2015

    Should Federal Law Enjoy a Presumption of Constitutionality? 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceDoes the judiciary owe Congress presumptive deference in reviewing and considering challenges to federal statutes?  If so, what standards should courts impose on those making such…
Rank this Week: 191

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 24

    OPINION: State v. McKeever

    OPINION: State v. McKeever
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DANGEROUS DRUGS DA 13-0461, 2015 MT 177, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. KYLE RYAN McKEEVER, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jun 24

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Usrey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Usrey
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – OTHER DA 14-0395, 2015 MT 176N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. RICKY JOE USREY, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jun 24

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Wombolt v. State

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Wombolt v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – POSTCONVICTION DA 14-0705, 2015 MT 175N, SCOTT WOMBOLT, Petitioner and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Respondent and Appellee.
Rank this Week: 92

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Procedural Justice at Work in Newark

    Procedural Justice at Work in Newark
    Another press clip about a partner project of Bronx Community Solutions - this time featuring Newark Community Solutions, and the procedural justice tenets they are able to employ with the help of an enthusiastic judge, Judge Victoria…
  • Jun 22

    Red Hook in the Pre

    Red Hook in the Pre
    Judge Alex Calabrese, who has presided over RHCJC for the last 15 yearsRecently there was some great press in the New York Times about our partner project, the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Check it out here:A Court Keeps People Out of…
  • Jun 9

    BCS Cleans Up and Gains New Partner

    BCS Cleans Up and Gains New Partner
    Last Thursday morning, BCS Community Service Crew Supervisor Ramon Semorile, BCS UpNext Intern Marlow and myself along with five BCS community service participants headed to Waste Management in the Bronx as part of a new collaboration. We met…
Rank this Week: 909

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jun 24

    #barpreplife: Remembering My Why?

    #barpreplife: Remembering My Why?
    GUEST BLOG by Ifeoma Ukwubiwe Graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark During my last year of law school, I came across a series of audios called “The Edge: the Power to Change your Life Now” (otherwise known as “The…
  • Jun 18

    #barpreplife: Celebrating Small Victorie

    #barpreplife: Celebrating Small Victorie
    GUEST BLOG by Ifeoma Ukwubiwe Graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark We have all heard about the benefits of celebrating small victories and its proven effect on levels of success. Being able to see small and incremental changes in ones…
  • Jun 10

    #barpreplife: Week 4 – Recommitting to Bar Prep

    #barpreplife: Week 4 – Recommitting to Bar Prep
    GUEST BLOG by Ifeoma Ukwubiwe Graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark It’s Week 4 of Bar Prep and I’m tired. As the days have progressed, I’ve kept to my BARBRI Personal Study Plan (PSP) and completed my daily…
Rank this Week: 877

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jun 24

    USEPA Video

    USEPA Video
    The USEPA Criminal Enforcement Division has several videos that are available on the USEPA YouTube Channel. http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal-enforcement-videos The various videos are informative as to the various functions undertaken…
  • Jun 17

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie
    The USEPA does have set priorities for its enforcement programs. If you have ever wondered what they were, here are the current priorities, both nationally and for Region VI. The National Enforcement Initiatives are also the Office of…
  • Jun 12

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??
    One of the common RCRA criminal violations is the poor management practices surrounding the handling of hazardous waste containers. And one of the easiest to overlook is the storing of hazardous waste containers for over-ninety (90) days…
Rank this Week: 762

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct
    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
  • Jun 1

    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?

    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?
    QUESTION I have decided that my experience with my boss is in fact harassment and bullying. My performance is over managed, and performance reviews are used as a form of discipline, not coaching. I’m unjustly criticized and made to feel…
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
Rank this Week: 643

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Android Auditing Tool Upgraded

    Android Auditing Tool Upgraded
    Nimonik is happy to announce a free upgrade to EHS Audit for Android devices. This update allows you to capture video and audio recordings during your audits. For each photo, you can annotate the image and add captions to help inform your…
  • Jun 22

    Gas Pipeline Operators: How to Keep the O&M Manual Ready for Safety Inspection

    Gas Pipeline Operators: How to Keep the O&M Manual Ready for Safety Inspection
    Keeping the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manual updated is an important part of keeping your company ready for inspections. Federal regulations require pipeline operators to update their O&M Manual annually. Inspectors from the…
  • Jun 22

    New Pricing

    New Pricing
    Nimonik is happy to announce new pricing, all previous clients will be grandfathered on their current plans. This new pricing is designed to offer more flexible solutions based on your company size and the complexity of your operations.…
Rank this Week: 808

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 459

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/
  • Jun 24

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?
    This article by Jennifer Jordan, general counsel at MEDVAL, was recently published in the William Mitchell Law Review. It’s an in-depth analysis of the current state of Medicare Advantage recovery rights and provides a well-reasoned…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware
    On June 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Delaware rendered a decision in Stayton v. Delaware Health Corporation, et al. opining that the collateral source rule would not apply in the recovery sought by the plaintiff. The case involves a 76 year…
  • Jun 19

    Technical Alert: CMS Sets a New Standard for Partial SSN Querie

    Technical Alert: CMS Sets a New Standard for Partial SSN Querie
    CMS has changed the criteria for matching Medicare beneficiaries on an NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Query, but only if a partial SSN has been entered. Effective immediately, when a partial SSN is submitted for query, all five data…
Rank this Week: 824

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jun 24

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline
    Last Wednesday, the ABA Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates would be considering social media ethics guides for lawyers on Saturday during the State Bar's meeting. The story was picked up by several…
  • May 5

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam
    Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016. According to this…
  • Apr 29

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, a Texas judge who has been admonished by an ethics panel claims that she did nothing wrong by posting about trials she was overseeing. The judge claims the information she posted contained...
Rank this Week: 939

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jun 24

    There's A Difference Between "Confidential And Proprietary Information" And A Trade Secret

    There's A Difference Between "Confidential And Proprietary Information" And A Trade Secret
    I can't remember the last time that the Business Court granted a motion opposing the designation of a case as a mandatory complex business case.  And since the Business Court Modernization Act went into effect in October 2014?  I…
  • Jun 17

    Something That You Might Not Have Known About Injunction

    Something That You Might Not Have Known About Injunction
    I had always thought that you need to post a bond in order to obtain an injunction, both in federal and state court.  It turns out that I was wrong. The federal rule seems to require a bond.  It says: (c) Security. The court may…
  • Jun 15

    Business Court: High To Low Posting of ATM Debit Card Transactions Properly Disclosed By Bank

    Business Court: High To Low Posting of ATM Debit Card Transactions Properly Disclosed By Bank
    The meaning of the word "item" was the definitive factor in the Business Court's decision last week in Gay v. People's Bank, 2015 NCBC 59. The case was an attempted class action involving claims against the Bank for allegedly improperly…
Rank this Week: 508