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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/
  • Nov 19

    Child Killed in Chicago Apartment Building Fire

    Child Killed in Chicago Apartment Building Fire
    It is always heartbreaking to hear that a child has been put in the way of danger and suffered injuries. However, it’s especially hard to learn about the death of the child, especially when the death was preventable but for negligent…
  • Nov 14

    Drivers Be on the Lookout For Deer As Days Grow Shorter

    Drivers Be on the Lookout For Deer As Days Grow Shorter
    Several weeks ago we turned back the clocks to “fall behind” for Daylights Savings’ end. However, the progression of the autumn season means that it is getting darker earlier and earlier each day as we quickly approach…
  • Nov 13

    Downtown Chicago Crash Injures Illinois State Trooper and Another Victim

    Downtown Chicago Crash Injures Illinois State Trooper and Another Victim
    It is always unfortunate when one person’s recklessness and negligence negatively impacts others, causing them injury or suffering. Oftentimes this happens in the case of motor vehicle accidents, which we see time and time again in the…
Rank this Week: 492

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack

    Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack
    A 1-year-old boy identified as Kaidyn Sutton suffered severe facial injuries after a dog attacked him in a Riverside County park on November 14, 2014. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred at Primrose Park…
  • Nov 18

    Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa

    Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa
    A 92-year-old man was critically injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident after a 95-year-old driver struck him. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred near the intersection of Baker Street and Loren…
  • Nov 17

    Wrong-Way Crash On OC Freeway Involves Suspected DUI Driver

    Wrong-Way Crash On OC Freeway Involves Suspected DUI Driver
    A wrong-way crash in Costa Mesa left at least one person seriously injured. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the incident occurred early morning on November 9, 2014 when a woman in a Toyota SUV drove onto the northbound 405…
Rank this Week: 105

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
  • Nov 19

    SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report

    SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published its annual report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program yesterday.  The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program was created with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and aims to…
  • Nov 17

    Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Question

    Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Question
    The Supreme Court is stepping into the fray to decide two important procedural issues related to the False Claims Act (FCA).  The Supreme Court is currently accepting briefing in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter,…
  • Nov 5

    Dignity Health Agrees to Reimburse the Government $37 Million for Allegedly Overbilling Medicare and TRICARE Program

    Dignity Health Agrees to Reimburse the Government $37 Million for Allegedly Overbilling Medicare and TRICARE Program
    On October 31, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Dignity Health (Dignity), agreed to pay the government $37 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged the…
Rank this Week: 769

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Nov 19

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 5, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inJohnson v. United States. This case concerns whether mere possession of a short-barreled shotgun should be treated as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. To…
  • Nov 11

    Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inOmnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund. This case concerns Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, which authorizes suit by a purchaser of…
  • Oct 27

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inIntegrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk. This case concerns whether time employees spend undergoing mandatory security screenings after work is compensable under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 341

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 19

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
    The Law Library of Congress has organized a magnificent exhibit of the Magna Carta for the 800th Anniversary of that document. If you're going to the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan to get over to...
  • Nov 18

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ
    The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council have elected Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica as a member of the International Court of Justice. He will serve a nine-year term that begins on February 6, 2015. Mr. Robinson is the...
  • Nov 18

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court
    The United Nations Security Council should act on a historic General Assembly resolution by referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 18, 2014, the General Assembly…
Rank this Week: 165

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Kluwer Study Guides for Pitt Law student

    Kluwer Study Guides for Pitt Law student
    The School of Law administration and the Barco Law Library have been working for the past six months on a pilot program to make available the study guides published by Wolters Kluwer as a digital package available to Pitt Law students. This…
  • Nov 13

    Ebola info

    Ebola info
    The Homeland Security Digital Library is a hub for information about the Ebola virus. Searching the HSDL online catalog for "ebola virus", turns up hundreds of links to government information from the National Library of Medicine, the…
  • Nov 12

    PacerPro Live Webinar

    PacerPro Live Webinar
    On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at noon PacerPro is hosting a tutorial that will teach you how to use PacerPro, including conducting a boolean search, batch downloading.  PacerPro provides an advanced, user-friendly interface alternative to the…
Rank this Week: 315

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/
Rank this Week: 191

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin
    A new law took effect in Oklahoma on November 1 that requires divorcing couples to attend a class if underage children are involved. Couples with children, age 18 or under, seeking divorce on grounds of incompatibility will have to take a…
  • Nov 11

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce
    In one of the biggest U.S. divorce judgments, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in their divorce settlement, according to a court filing on Monday. Oklahoma Special Judge Howard…
  • Nov 7

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    There is a serious push for the Superior Court to again consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage after a federal appeals court upheld bans in four states on Thursday. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in…
Rank this Week: 754

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 434

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/
Rank this Week: 873

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Shasta Update: Prime Healthcare Services'…

    Shasta Update: Prime Healthcare Services' Shasta Regional Medical Center in California was fined by the State of California and OCR in a case involving an advocacy group trying to make the hospital look bad.  A patient disclosed her own…
  • Nov 19

    Detroit: Hospital employees steal patient…

    Detroit: Hospital employees steal patient identities, file false tax returns.  HIPAA breach, but really just plain old identity theft.
  • Nov 18

    Brigham & Women's Hospital Laptop and…

    Brigham & Women's Hospital Laptop and Phone Theft: approximately 1000 patients affected.  Can't really tell if the devices were encrypted, but don't know if that would matter if the robbers made the victim give up the codes.  As the…
Rank this Week: 614

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/
  • Nov 19

    Young children can suffer serious side effects after drinking energy drink

    Young children can suffer serious side effects after drinking energy drink
    A new study presented by the American Heart Association reveals that poison control centers field thousands of call after children accidentally consume so-called "energy drinks" containing high amounts of caffeine. Consumption of energy…
  • Nov 10

    Washington Fire Marshall: keep your family safe from electrical fire

    Washington Fire Marshall: keep your family safe from electrical fire
    The Office of the Washington State Fire Marshal released a bulletin reminding Washington residents to take steps to avoid home electrical fires. According to the bulletin, there are 280 fire fatalities every year due to residential fires. An…
  • Nov 4

    Dropped tape measure results in fatal head injury

    Dropped tape measure results in fatal head injury
    A taped measure dropped by a construction worker who was working 50 stories up in a high rise has resulted in the death of a man who was delivering sheet rock to the construction site. The New York Post reports that Gary Anderson, 58, was…
Rank this Week: 273

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement
    The product, ABC Dophilus Powder, was found to contain the fungus rhizopus oryzae, which is linked to the infection mucormycosis. The federal Centers for Disease Control tested the powder after the October death of a preterm infant who had…
  • Nov 7

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern
    From USA Today:News reports are mentioning AMP citrate, which some consider to be a close cousin of DMAA. AMP citrate is sometimes referred to as methylpentanamine.  Scientists in the United States and the Netherlands testing…
  • Nov 7

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
    This article from the Los Angeles Times is worth a read: Several months after supplements were recalled for being illegally laced with prescription drugs, researchers bought them off the shelves and from the online inventories of…
Rank this Week: 556

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 653

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
Rank this Week: 701

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 327

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Nov 19

    Settlement for a Slip and Fall on Ice at a Metro North Station

    Settlement for a Slip and Fall on Ice at a Metro North Station
    An attorney on her way to work, walked up the ramp at the Metro-North Station in Katonah, New York, slipped on ice and fell. The fall fractured her knee. As an attorney, the woman sought a lawyer experienced with slip and fall cases who had…
  • Nov 17

    Settlement for a Long Island Man Injured in a Drunk Driving Crash

    Settlement for a Long Island Man Injured in a Drunk Driving Crash
    Our client rode in the backseat of a car driven by a man who was intoxicated. (You can see the News12 coverage of the car crash here.)  That man crashed his car into a police car and another car, injuring our client. We developed the…
  • Nov 14

    What To Do if You are Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

    What To Do if You are Injured in a Bicycle Accident?
    If you’re a bicyclist, being struck by a car or truck can be a nightmare. I know; not only do I represent New Yorkers injured in bicycle collisions, I was once struck by a car while riding my bicycle.  I dedicate a part of my…
Rank this Week: 931

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
  • Nov 17

    NFL punts in “Big game”

    NFL punts in “Big game”
    Originally posted 2007-05-25 13:34:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe NFL is a lot of things, but I never thought it was stupid. It turns out that it isn’t. The Sports Blog reports: Remember that stupid effort by the NFL to…
  • Nov 17

    Insta-Greeting

    Insta-Greeting
    Originally posted 2005-01-05 20:48:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you’ve got a modem, you might get a link: It doesn’t get any better for a blogger on his third day in business. Now I feel a little guilty, though. It will…
Rank this Week: 150

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

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

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Tracy Morgan Suffered “Traumatic Brain Injury” in Crash

    Tracy Morgan Suffered “Traumatic Brain Injury” in Crash
    The brain injury Tracy Morgan sustained in a highway accident more than five months ago is so severe that it is unclear if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” according to his lawyer on Tuesday. Attorney Benedict Morelli…
  • Nov 10

    Nissan and Honda Issue Updated Air Bag Recall

    Nissan and Honda Issue Updated Air Bag Recall
    Nissan Motor Co is expanding the number of automobiles recalled in the United States for defective passenger air bags. The recall is effective in 12 U.S. states and territories with high humidity levels and is an addition to a previous recall…
  • Nov 4

    $50 Million Sought in NCAA Class Action Suit

    $50 Million Sought in NCAA Class Action Suit
    A former Texas football player with early onset Alzheimer’s disease is the head plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the NCAA that could peak at $50 million in compensation. Julius Whittier, 64, is personally seeking $5 million…
Rank this Week: 883

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Nov 19

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?
    While driving to the office this morning, I turned on “The Kane Show” on Hot99.5 FM.  Kane invited callers to tell him and his entourage about a relationship dispute and they would decide who was right and who was wrong. What…
  • Nov 14

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough
    Sue Ann Ham was awarded nearly a billion dollars in her divorce from energy tycoon Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. But her attorney says that’s less than 6 percent of the couple’s estimated $18 billion wealth. She is planning to…
  • Oct 31

    Divorce Classe

    Divorce Classe
    We have court-ordered parenting classes for people going through divorce in Maryland, but Oklahoma is trying something different.  Their classes will discuss divorce and emphasize reconciliation in an attempt to convince people to stay…
Rank this Week: 943

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Ninth Circuit Requires Some Pleading Details in FLSA Overtime Case

    Ninth Circuit Requires Some Pleading Details in FLSA Overtime Case
    On November 12, 2014, the Ninth Circuit held  that sufficient specificity in pleading is required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in Greg Landers v. Quality Communications Inc.  The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of…
  • Nov 17

    Ebola and Other Health Emergencies Create Workplace Privacy Dilemma

    Ebola and Other Health Emergencies Create Workplace Privacy Dilemma
    Fears of a worldwide Ebola pandemic appear to have abated, but the tension between workplace safety and employee privacy, thrown into relief by this health emergency, remains an issue relevant to all employers. Continue Reading...
  • Nov 11

    EEOC's Subpoena Power Reined in by the Eleventh Circuit

    EEOC's Subpoena Power Reined in by the Eleventh Circuit
    On November 6, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit reined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) use of a broad administrative subpoena in an investigation of an individual charge of discrimination.  The case is EEOC v.…
Rank this Week: 770

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Nov 19

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm
    In Stockinger, et al v. Zeilberger, et al (3D14-550), the Third District dismissed a petition for writ of certiorari for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated explained the requirements for certiorari jurisdiction as follows:To invoke this…
  • Oct 30

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged
    In Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. v. Simmon (3D14-1543), the Third District addressed whether trust account wire receipts showing transfers to Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. (“the Firm”) are…
  • Oct 30

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench
    Today in Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 11-550 RE: Judith W. Hawkins (No. SC12-2495), the Florida Supreme Court considered the recommendations of the Judicial Qualifications Commission with regard to "alleged violations of the Code…
Rank this Week: 863

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Nov 19

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High
    Steve Wilson at Mississippi Watchdog recently wrote here about how Mississippi’s pension system ranks nationally. From the article: A new report by nonprofit State Budget Solutions says Mississippi’s Public Employees’…
  • Nov 17

    November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the November issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $4,568,116 verdict- Hinds County products liability case discussed here (10/7/14); $484,481 verdict- Harrison County medical…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983 Action

    U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983 Action
    On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 5th Circuit decision that affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in Johnson v. City of Shelby. Here is the Court’s per curiam Opinion. The plaintiffs worked as police…
Rank this Week: 501

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Nov 19

    Court Torpedos 911-Related Negligence Claim

    Court Torpedos 911-Related Negligence Claim
    Under the Governmental Tort Liability Act (“GTLA”), governmental entities are immune from lawsuits that arise from the “exercise and discharge” of their functions. There are a very few, specific exceptions to the…
  • Nov 10

    Nuanced Determination Required to Distinguish Health Care Liability Claims from Ordinary Tort Claim

    Nuanced Determination Required to Distinguish Health Care Liability Claims from Ordinary Tort Claim
                  Not all claims brought against health care providers fall under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act (THCLA), and a recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals gives crucial…
  • Nov 7

    Offer of Judgment Cannot Be Revoked During 10-Day Window

    Offer of Judgment Cannot Be Revoked During 10-Day Window
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently took up a civil procedure issue of first impression in the state. In McGinnis v. Cox, No. M2014-00102-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2014), the issue presented was“[w]hether a Rule 68 offer of…
Rank this Week: 283

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 750

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Nov 19

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger
    Admit it, how many of us covet Converse, that classic American sneaker with a studly sense of style? Teenagers across the country aspired to own a pair of stitched-canvas, thick-laced, rubber-sole shoes synonymous with the greasers of the…
  • Nov 18

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?
    Concerns are growing faster than the grass that used to cover school athletic fields across the country. That’s because more than 10,000 fields now comprise artificial turf mixed with “crumb rubber” – vulcanized tires…
  • Nov 11

    Takata Air Bags — Hidden and Lethal Weapon

    Takata Air Bags — Hidden and Lethal Weapon
    Takata airbags have been a ticking time bomb and we are only now finding out they have been that way for longer than first suspected. What we know for certain is, there have been four deaths and more than 30 injuries linked to the defective…
Rank this Week: 722

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
Rank this Week: 46

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Three Times a Charm

    Three Times a Charm
    Today, my colleague Marc Herman writes a follow up to his post on October 27th regarding wellness programs. Continuing its publically waged war against wellness programs, the EEOC has, once again, dragged another employer into the litigation…
  • Nov 17

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie
    Company data breaches are becoming far too common.  Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan talks about the steps company’s need to take, both pre and post-breach.  If your company has a unionized workforce, you may need to adhere to…
  • Nov 14

    Losing an Election May Entitle Officials to Former Job

    Losing an Election May Entitle Officials to Former Job
    Since we just an election last week, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my earliest blog posts from back in November 2007 (!). Let me pose a scenario first. Suppose you work for a mid-size employer in the state and decide to run for…
Rank this Week: 210

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Nov 19

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year
    On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 Annual Report to Congress. According to the report, 2014 was a historic year for the SEC Whistleblower program in terms of…
  • Nov 19

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Nov 17

    Tax Whistleblowers Alert: Protecting Tax Whistleblower Rights If You Get a Denial Letter

    Tax Whistleblowers Alert: Protecting Tax Whistleblower Rights If You Get a Denial Letter
    The National Whistleblower Center’s (NWC) Senior Policy Advisor – Dean Zerbe and his law firm ZFF&J – were recently in Tax Court as the first lawyers to litigate in a hearing whether a whistleblower meets the three-part…
Rank this Week: 286

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 377

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Nov 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 162

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?
    Many people have the misconception that estate planning is reserved for the very old or the very rich. However, estate people can help the majority of people protect the ones they love, protect themselves, and protect the assets that they…
  • Nov 18

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile
    Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the government…
  • Nov 16

    Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning

    Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning
    Estate planning is extremely important for anyone who cares for their family and wants to protect what they have earned over their lifetime. But if you are part of an international family, if you are married to a non-citizen, or if you live…
Rank this Week: 312

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 309

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Nov 19

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award
    Discriminating against pregnant employees or employees who oppose discrimination is generally unlawful. That's not news. A California federal jury awarded a woman who worked for AutoZone $872,719 in compensatory damages ($393,759 for past…
  • Nov 18

    Dancers Win Classification Fight with Strip Club

    Dancers Win Classification Fight with Strip Club
    There are a lot of thing you won't find in strip clubs . . . like clothes. But strangely, you find a ton of employment law. In particular, there are a lot of classification issues.Employers have a lot of reasons for classifying workers as…
  • Nov 17

    Teacher's Racist Twitter Rant and the Law

    Teacher's Racist Twitter Rant and the Law
    Have you heard the one about the teacher who got fired over a racist Twitter rant about Ferguson? To recap, she posted some lovely gems, such asWho the (expletive) made you dumb (expletive) crackers think I give a squat (expletive) about your…
Rank this Week: 612

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Business Court Program Going Statewide in New Jersey

    Business Court Program Going Statewide in New Jersey
    On January 1, 2015, the New Jersey judiciary will expand its Complex Business Litigation Program statewide. The program has been operating in Bergen and Essex counties since 1996. It is designed to handle complex commercial and construction…
  • Nov 18

    IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments Affecting Estates and Trust

    IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments Affecting Estates and Trust
    Many key Estate and Gift Tax exemptions and exclusions are indexed for inflation by the IRS. The IRS recently released Rev. Proc. 2014-61 which provides for the following modifications for these key exemptions and exclusions: Unified Credit…
  • Nov 17

    In-House Counsel Have Mixed Opinions about Arbitration

    In-House Counsel Have Mixed Opinions about Arbitration
    A survey of in-house attorneys conducted in July and August of 2014 showed a split of opinion about whether arbitration generally turned out to be a better solution than litigation. 42 percent called it a toss-up, 25 percent said it was a…
Rank this Week: 227

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Nov 19

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave
    Allow us to pat ourselves on the back for a moment.  Prognosticating from 2013 into the future, we accurately predicted that in 2014 the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl and that the public would continue to strongly support…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement
    Employers like separation agreements.  Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that allows them to be paid severance and in exchange they usually give up the right to sue…
  • Nov 13

    AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law

    AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law
    California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 1897 thereby creating new liability for businesses that engage in labor contracting.  Current California law prohibits employers from entering into labor or services contracts with a…
Rank this Week: 959

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Nov 19

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection
    Located on the 2nd floor of Library at the base of the stairs. Michael Hastings, The Last Magazine (Blue Rider Press 2014) LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor) PS3608.A86147L37 2014 “Hastings was one hell of a journalist, covering wars…
  • Nov 18

    Have You Registered for a Casemaker X Account Yet?

    Have You Registered for a Casemaker X Account Yet?
    One of the “perks” of becoming a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) is that you gain access to Casemaker, a subscription legal research database that has state and federal primary law (cases, statutes and…
  • Nov 17

    Security Precautions in the Library

    Security Precautions in the Library
    Theft can be a problem in any building on campus and we remind you to never leave personal belongings unattended in the library. Remember to take valuable items with you when you leave or ask a colleague to watch valuables if you will be gone…
Rank this Week: 734

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
Rank this Week: 660

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/
  • Nov 18

    Puerto Rico’s Prepa Sees 219% Rise in Overdue Accounts With At Least $1.75 Billion Owed

    Puerto Rico’s Prepa Sees 219% Rise in Overdue Accounts With At Least $1.75 Billion Owed
    Puerto Rico’s Electrical Power Authority, also known as PREPA, is experiencing a surge in overdue accounts. According to a report from an FTI Consulting subsidiary, since 2012, the U.S. territory’s electrical authority has seen a…
  • Nov 17

    SEC Wants $602M Fund Set Up for Victims of SAC Capital’s Insider Trading

    SEC Wants $602M Fund Set Up for Victims of SAC Capital’s Insider Trading
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is asking a district judge to authorize a fair fund to pay back people shareholders who didn't participate in an insider trading scam involving shares of Wyeth LLC and Elan Corp. PLC. The regulator…
  • Nov 13

    Citigroup, Bank of America Are Selling Soured Home Loans, Sources tell Bloomberg

    Citigroup, Bank of America Are Selling Soured Home Loans, Sources tell Bloomberg
    According to Bloomberg.com, sources are telling them that Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) are selling soured U.S. mortgages to satisfy the demand from investment firms that are raising the prices. For example, say the individuals who…
Rank this Week: 143

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Nov 18

    Restatement of Copyright?

    Restatement of Copyright?
    The American Law Institute has announced plans to produce a Restatement of Copyright. (Announcement here, including the names of the Reporter (NYU’s Chris Sprigman) and Associate Reporters (Lydia Loren, from Lewis & Clark; Tony…
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
Rank this Week: 250

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    You know what “… hits the fan”

    You know what “… hits the fan”
    When an organization is arrogant and ignores the best interests of its members or customers, there will be no support for the organization in challenging times. The State Bar of California finds itself, once again, in a time of challenge with…
  • Nov 12

    The Law Suffers and Benefits as Do Other Economic Endeavor

    The Law Suffers and Benefits as Do Other Economic Endeavor
    Jeffrey Toobin, legal writer for the New Yorker Magazine, notes in this week’s edition the following: “… As with law firms, the top law schools are doing fine. Graduates of the most highly regarded institutions may not have…
  • Nov 6

    LawBiz® Legal Pad On the Road!: Practice Development

    LawBiz® Legal Pad On the Road!: Practice Development
    How do you set yourself apart from your competition? Here’s a hint – don’t lower your fees!… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 728

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Nov 18

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation
    By Howard Erichson Tomorrow in Philadelphia, lawyers for the NFL and lawyers for former football players will try to persuade Judge Anita Brody to approve their settlement of claims that the League concealed chronic risks of concussions and…
  • Nov 14

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial
    Plaintiffs have won another multi-million dollar verdict in a pelvic mesh trial in Florida. More cases are slated for trial. So far, defendant has won two individual trials and lost one individual trial. This latest loss was a consolidated…
  • Nov 3

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial
    A recent article by Jessica Dye (Thomson Reuters) describes the procedure adopted by Judge Goodwin (U.S.D. So. Dist. W. Va). While Goodwin originally scheduled a series of single-plaintiff bellwether, or test, trials for the federal…
Rank this Week: 268

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion
    One of the things I enjoy about law blogging is my opportunity to interview thought leaders in the law. Recently I interviewed Julia Kennard who is Head of Marketing of Primary Opinion Limited. Primary Opinion is the host for a webpage…
  • Oct 23

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?
    This week, a federal judge in Los Angeles indicated that he is unlikely to grant a summary judgment motion in favor of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in their ongoing plagiarism dispute with the heirs of the legendary Marvin Gaye. If you…
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
Rank this Week: 543

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
  • Nov 18

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Nov 13

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?
    In Doing Business in CA? Be Sure to Register, I discussed when a foreign entity must register to do business in California. The test is whether the entity has transacted intrastate business, i.e., has engaged in repeated and successive…
  • Nov 11

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?
    This post about entering into a pre-incorporation contract is based on a question I answered on Avvo. See Can I legally speak as my company in things like terms & conditions if I have not officially registered the company yet? The term…
Rank this Week: 737