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In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 2

    Killings down 45% in January in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bratton say

    Killings down 45% in January in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bratton say
    Franklin Zimring quoted by Newsday, Feb. 2, 2016 “What is important about January is what is not happening,” said Professor Franklin Zimring of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, referring to the low crime…
  • Feb 2

    David Boies’ dual roles at Theranos set up conflict

    David Boies’ dual roles at Theranos set up conflict
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Feb. 2, 2016 That Mr. Boies is representing an embattled client is nothing new. But this time, the lawyer has raised the ante by becoming a director of Theranos.
  • Feb 1

    UC-Berkeley students sue Google, alleging their emails were illegally scanned

    UC-Berkeley students sue Google, alleging their emails were illegally scanned
    Christopher Jay Hoofnagle quoted by The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2016 “Google could use information it gleans from the messages for its own purposes – purposes it does not have to disclose to us,” Hoofnagle said. “In…
Rank this Week: 276

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 249

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

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

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Feb 2

    Botched Surgery Caused Serious Injury, Lawsuit

    Botched Surgery Caused Serious Injury, Lawsuit
    Surgery often comes with some degree of risk. We trust that our doctor will provide the best care possible and will do what is necessary to ensure a successful outcome. Sometimes, however, mistakes happen. Mistakes during surgery can have…
  • Jan 28

    Man Dies During Hair Restoration Surgery – Lawsuit Filed

    Man Dies During Hair Restoration Surgery – Lawsuit Filed
    A woman has filed a lawsuit in Cook County claiming medical malpractice on the part of the doctors who performed hair restoration surgery on her husband. The man underwent surgery for hair restoration and died during the procedures. The suit…
  • Jan 25

    Pharmacist Sued For Causing Bad Drug Interaction

    Pharmacist Sued For Causing Bad Drug Interaction
    A lawsuit was filed in Cook County alleging a pharmacist gave a customer incorrect information that caused a severe drug incompatibility. The woman visited a Walgreen pharmacy in Markham looking for sinus medication. According to the lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 398

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Feb 2

    Briefing For The Big Bucks: CRST Asks U.S. Supreme Court For Attorneys’ Fees From The EEOC

    Briefing For The Big Bucks: CRST Asks U.S. Supreme Court For Attorneys’ Fees From The EEOC
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christina M. Janice, and Alex W. Karasik EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc. is a key case for all employers. We have been tracking the developments (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) in this case…
  • Feb 2

    Court Certifies Title VII Discrimination Case Based On Discretionary Decision-Making

    Court Certifies Title VII Discrimination Case Based On Discretionary Decision-Making
    By Laura Maechtlen and Julie G. Yap In Rollins v. Traylor Brothers, Case No. 14-CV-1414 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 21, 2016),  Judge John Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington certified the claims of a…
  • Jan 30

    Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report Made TV!

    Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report Made TV!
    With the publication of our Annual Workplace Class Action Report, the reaction from clients and loyal blog readers has been great. The Report has been reported widely by the media too. Our upcoming February 1 webinar on the Report already has…
Rank this Week: 606

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 539

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment
    Angelo Alleca, 46, Buffalo, New York, and Mark Morrow, 54, Cincinnati, Ohio, were arraigned on charges of orchestrating a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme.  The Defendants marketed several funds that were supposed…
  • Feb 2

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme
    Thomas Franklin Tarbutton, 56, Newport Beach, California, a hard money lender, was convicted by a jury of embezzling over $3 million from investors in a Ponzi real estate-mortgage investment fraud scheme. Between 2004 and 2010, Tarbutton…
  • Feb 2

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
    Randy Poulson, 44, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for scamming distressed homeowners into giving him their houses and then soliciting fake real estate investments from private investors –…
Rank this Week: 6

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 564

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 2

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict
    A California appellate court has upheld a jury verdict in favor of singer Courtney Love Cobain that her "twibel" statements about a former attorney didn't defame her, because although they were false, Ms. Love did not make them with…
  • Feb 2

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson
    Lachlan Urquhart, University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, is publishing Privacy and Freedom of the Press from 2004-2015: From Campbell to Leveson, in Law, Policy and the Internet (L. Edwards, ed.; Hart Publishing, forthcoming).…
  • Feb 2

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)
    Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, is publishing How Much Does Speech Matter? in the Harvard Law Review. Here is the abstract. In Speech Matters (Princeton 2014), Seana Shiffrin explains why lying is wrong, why freedom of…
Rank this Week: 38

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Feb 2

    Explore Content – Lexis Advance

    Explore Content – Lexis Advance
    Yesterday Lexis Advance released its Explore Content feature which allows researchers to browse sources by subject or by jurisdiction.  This is something I have been waiting on for a while as it allows a researcher to drill down to the…
  • Jan 27

    Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

    Almanac of the Federal Judiciary
    Law students looking to apply for federal clerkships will want to be aware of the library’s subscription to the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary.  Now available electronically, the Almanac provides biographical information for all…
  • Jan 7

    New ProQuest Databases Boast Expansive Collection

    New ProQuest Databases Boast Expansive Collection
    Indian Claims Insight Indian Claims Insight is a database covering 1789- present that allows researchers to trace the history of specific claims made by Indian Nations and access associated full text documents. The database includes compiled…
Rank this Week: 775

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Feb 2

    TRADE-BASED MONEY LAUNDERING

    TRADE-BASED MONEY LAUNDERING
    More Trade Transparency Units Needed Smuggling and trade fraud are on the rise, according to Viêt Nam News (27 October 2015). The Telegraph reports that the authorities in China have arrested 21 people on suspicion of defrauding…
  • Feb 1

    CONSOLIDATED BANKRUPTCY

    CONSOLIDATED BANKRUPTCY
    Creditors, stay alert! Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) will together be referred to as the Dutch Caribbean, although each has its own set of laws. Bankruptcy in general serves the…
  • Jan 18

    DISCHARGING THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

    DISCHARGING THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
    Only for matters evident from the accounts The shareholders of a Dutch Caribbean limited liability company (NV or BV) may provide a discharge (décharge) to members of the management board for matters evident from the annual accounts,…
Rank this Week: 531

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 893

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 2

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen

    The Oxford comma explained by the Comma Queen
    What is the serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma? Why should you use it? The Comma Queen has the answers.
  • Jan 27

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction

    “And/or” in jury instructions leads to reversal of conviction
    Here’s something you don’t see every day: a defendant convicted of robbery and aggravated assault wins his appeal because the trial court, in instructing the jury, repeatedly used the phrase and/or to describe the elements of the crimes.…
  • Jan 21

    Rapping Strunk & White

    Rapping Strunk & White
    Listen to my rap ’Bout Strunk & White And your writing will be phat And your prose will be tight.
Rank this Week: 792

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    SARA JO Wreckage Possible Hazard to Navigation

    SARA JO Wreckage Possible Hazard to Navigation
    Friday, The United States Coast Guard placed limitations on the movement of deep draft vessels across the Coos Bay Harbor entrance. The action came following the capsizing of the SARA JO on the Coos bay bar last week.   One crewman…
  • Feb 2

    Injured Fisherman Airlifted From F/V BARBARA J

    Injured Fisherman Airlifted From F/V BARBARA J
    A fisherman aboard the BARBARA J has been airlifted for medical treatment. The crewman reportedly was injured in a fall down the vessel’s stairs and needed emergency medical treatment.  The accident happened on Sunday near Unimak…
  • Jan 25

    FISHING BOAT CAPTAIN JOHN SINKS; FIVE CREWMEN RESCUED AND SAFE

    FISHING BOAT CAPTAIN JOHN SINKS; FIVE CREWMEN RESCUED AND SAFE
    The 65 foot fishing vessel CAPTAIN JOHN sank Sunday night 30 miles west of La Push. Five crewmen aboard the vessel are reported safe.  The vessel sent a distress call to the Coast Guard at 2:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon indicating the vessel…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Feb 2

    Gearing Up and Moving Forward

    Gearing Up and Moving Forward
    From spring onward, you have two tasks ahead of you. The first is to decide which law school to attend, and the second is to mentally prepare yourself for the challenges that law school brings. Cost-benefit analysis Law school is not just…
  • Feb 2

    Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

    Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
    Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D website: http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural Publish original research projects in various fields of Humanities, Culture, History, Politics, International Relations,…
  • Feb 1

    A Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Learners): Bog Bite, or the importance of proofreading

    A Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Learners): Bog Bite, or the importance of proofreading
    “Bog bite,” said W.  “I wrote that, and my computer thought, sure, bog is a word, so no spelling mistakes there.  I proofread it OVER and OVER, and never saw it.” H reported looking at a will, written by…
Rank this Week: 345

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 327

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
  • Feb 1

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt
    The Russian government has announced announced that it plans to initiate legal proceedings against Ukraine by the end of the month to recover the $3 billion in bond debt now in default. It's not yet clear whether the proceedings will...
  • Jan 29

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela
    Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 76

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016
    Five of Quickscribe's panel of expert BC legislation annotators provided annotations in January 2016: Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – WESA Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society…
  • Jan 7

    #clawbies2015 Acceptance Speeche

    #clawbies2015 Acceptance Speeche
    In case you missed it, we've posted a roundup of blog reactions (a.k.a, the acceptance speeches) to the 2015 Clawbies winners reveal over at Stem News.
  • Jan 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for December 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for December 2015
    Here's a quick look at the BC lawyers who contributed annotations to Quickscribe 2.0 in December 2015:Murray Campbell, Lawson Lundell LLP -  Pension Benefits Standards Act Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith LLP – Employment…
Rank this Week: 961

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Feb 2

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up
    The Iowa caucus may be over but just so we wouldn’t lose all the media attention today we decided to have a snowstorm to keep media in our state for at least another day. As I predicted last week Ted Cruz end up victorious on the…
  • Jan 29

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse
    The Iowa Caucus is this coming Monday, February 1, 2016. Many in Iowa claim to be happy when the caucus is over but secretly we like all the attention because Iowa only receives this kind of attention every presidential election cycle. So who…
  • Jan 25

    How Do Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small Business Issues?

    How Do Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small Business Issues?
    I normally try to avoid political issues and discussion because really it does me no good. I am sure to tick someone off because I have clients who are on both sides of the aisle and some that are not political at all. But since the Iowa…
Rank this Week: 901

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: 513

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Feb 2

    Duo from UT immigration clinic plays key role at detention center

    Duo from UT immigration clinic plays key role at detention center
    Austin American Statesman by Jasmin Ulloa “It is shocking to see that these are the women and children considered by our government to be a priority enforcement target,” [Denise] Gilman said. “Detention means that people are going to be…
  • Jan 19

    US Supreme Court to hear DAPA case

    US Supreme Court to hear DAPA case
    The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear arguments on the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) lawsuit. This is good news because the court will decide whether Texas and other states can block the implementation of…
  • Nov 17

    Can Texas block Syrian refugees?

    Can Texas block Syrian refugees?
    Texas Gov. Abbott wrote a letter to President Obama saying that Texas would refuse Syrian refugees after the recent terrorist attack in Paris: Given the tragic attacks in Paris and the threats we have already seen, Texas cannot participate in…
Rank this Week: 797

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Once More on Guaranteed Law Firm SEO Ranking

    Once More on Guaranteed Law Firm SEO Ranking
    One. More. Time. No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google. Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google. There is no…
  • Jan 26

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website
    You might need a new law firm website if: A relative built your website as a favor. Music plays (especially if it’s .midi, this is real). A tiny digital version of you walks onto the page and begins talking. Your pages have pictures of…
  • Jan 26

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website:

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website:
    You might need a new law firm website if: A relative built your website as a favor. Music plays (especially if it’s .midi, this is real). A tiny digital version of you walks onto the page and begins talking. Your pages have pictures of…
Rank this Week: 487

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Feb 2

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee
    On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, I had the opportunity to go on the record with Michelle Lee, who is Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During our…
  • Feb 1

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal
    On Friday, January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court accepted the petitioner’s request to hear Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, a case that will now require the Court to address two questions about inter partes review (IPR)…
  • Jan 26

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR
    Several weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Redline Detection, LLC v. Star Envirotech, Inc., relating to an inter partes review (IPR) challenge brought by Redline challenging the validity…
Rank this Week: 696

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Feb 2

    Spring is coming early!

    Spring is coming early!
    Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning–so spring is on its way!  In case you are wondering, neither did the Canadian groundhog Shubenacadie Sam, Staten Island Chuck, or Georgia’s General Beau Lee. For our…
  • Feb 1

    The Iowa Caucuse

    The Iowa Caucuse
    The Iowa Caucuses are a mystery to many people.  We understand that they occur and that the outcome can have a great impact on the eventual outcomes of the Convention’s candidate decisions, but how do they work exactly and how do…
  • Jan 26

    Watching for Punxsutwaney Phil

    Watching for Punxsutwaney Phil
    This semester you may notice that you again accrue fines if you keep library items past their return time.  The librarians want to assure that everybody has access to our resources, and charging for items that are overdue will help…
Rank this Week: 592

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore
    The following may help you pursue an asset search if your adversary conceals large amounts of money in offshore bank accounts: I.  FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL When an adversary hides funds at an offshore bank there is an electronic…
  • Jan 25

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset
    This January 18th video depicts three 250 pound GBU-39 bombs dropped by B-1 or F-18 aircraft, in rapid succession on the same spot of the roof of an ISIS cash depot near Mosul, Iraq. As of last week, it was the ninth ISIS cash depot…
  • Jan 11

    Two Private Investigators & Their Bogus Asset Searche

    Two Private Investigators & Their Bogus Asset Searche
    This is the 9th post in my series discussing private investigators.  It highlights former private investigators Elaine White & Cullen Johnson who were convicted of a money laundering conspiracy.  The conspiracy involved bogus…
Rank this Week: 582

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Lexington Mass Car Crash Results in Serious Personal Injury

    Lexington Mass Car Crash Results in Serious Personal Injury
    A recent news article form The Boston Globe discussed an accident that just occurred in Lexington, Massachusetts. Authorities say the accident occurred on Route 128 in Lexington. Massachusetts State Police investigators have said that the…
  • Jan 30

    Trial for Serious Boston Car Accident Begin

    Trial for Serious Boston Car Accident Begin
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, the trial for a man accused of having caused a serious Boston car accident that resulted in two victims being paralyzed began at the Brighton Court House. The serious Boston car…
  • Jan 27

    Ben Carson campaign worker dies in Iowa car crash

    Ben Carson campaign worker dies in Iowa car crash
    According to recent news feature from the Boston Globe, a volunteer working on Ben Carson’s presidential campaign was just killed in a fatal car accident. Three other campaign workers were also injured in the same fatal car accident.…
Rank this Week: 655

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    rTMS in Alleviating Mild TBI Related Headaches – A Case Serie

    rTMS in Alleviating Mild TBI Related Headaches – A Case Serie
    It is well known that headache is one of the most common debilitating chronic pain conditions in patients who sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). No conventional pharmacological treatment has been shown to be effective in treating…
  • Jan 26

    Federal Court in Louisiana Admits DTI into Evidence

    Federal Court in Louisiana Admits DTI into Evidence
    In researching the admissibility of Diffusion Tensor Imaging, I came upon a Louisiana court decision upholding the use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Andrew v. Patterson Motor Freight, Inc., Civil Action No. 6:13cv814 (U.S.D.C., W.D. 2014).…
  • Jan 15

    New Case Study Presented in JAMA Neurology

    New Case Study Presented in JAMA Neurology
    Presently, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can only be diagnosed pathologically. However, there are research efforts, such as the “Understanding Neurological Injury and Traumatic Encephalopathy (UNITE) Study” that are…
Rank this Week: 741

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Western District Jury Finds for Plaintiff

    Western District Jury Finds for Plaintiff
    Monica Hague filed suit against the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011. Judge Garcia of the Western District granted summary judgment against her in 2013. The Plaintiff appealed to the Fifth Circuit. The higher…
  • Feb 1

    Employee Files Suit Regarding Forced Abortion

    Employee Files Suit Regarding Forced Abortion
    Quid pro quo sex discrimination refers to the situation in which a male harasser asks for sexual favors from a female subordinate. The phrase is Latin for “something for something”. That is the situation involved in the lawsuit of…
  • Jan 27

    An Employer Can Violate Its Own Rule

    An Employer Can Violate Its Own Rule
    Sometime back, I met with a young man about his work situation. He was told by his boss to do some things that the worker believed would violate internal policies. Every work place has rules unique to that work place. We describe those rules…
Rank this Week: 423

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Feb 2

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?
    Most complain that their law firms are not meeting their needs. Some law departments bring work in-house.  Some change law firms.  But the problems persist. Outside the law department, companies solve this kind of problem by…
  • Feb 1

    Clients speak clearly. Are law firms hearing the message?

    Clients speak clearly. Are law firms hearing the message?
    I recently read the 2016 Report On The State Of The Legal Market by Georgetown Law and Peer Monitor. I was struck by the clarity of the message being sent by clients, and equally struck by how law firms seem not to hear it.  Consider…
  • Jan 15

    A man hears what he wants to hear…

    A man hears what he wants to hear…
    I am sure Simon and Garfunkel never thought their lyrics would find their way into the law (this line has been used by judges in their opinions, so I am not breaking new ground) but when a line fits so perfectly, it is hard not to use…
Rank this Week: 401

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"
    In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article about a sexual…
  • Jan 3

    New sheriff does not rehire senior deputie

    New sheriff does not rehire senior deputie
    The Roanoke Times reports here that the new sheriff for Roanoke County chose not to rehire some of the senior deputy sheriffs who served under his predecessor. Historically, the federal courts have zigged and zagged a bit in trying to define…
  • Jan 3

    On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project

    On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project
    JURIST's Paper Chase has this post with links to the petition to the United States Supreme Court challenging the Second Circuit's decision regarding the legality of Google's book-copying project.
Rank this Week: 584

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 116

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Chipotle E. coli Outbreaks Sickens 60 in 14 State

    Chipotle E. coli Outbreaks Sickens 60 in 14 State
    The initial, larger STEC O26 outbreak was first detected by public health officials in Washington and Oregon through local foodborne disease surveillance. In late October 2015, officials in those states... Continue Reading
  • Jan 21

    FSIS Reports Tennessee E.coli Illnesse linked to Ground Beef

    FSIS Reports Tennessee E.coli Illnesse linked to Ground Beef
    Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company, an Afton, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food... Continue Reading
  • Dec 25

    Oklahoma and Kansas Now Linked to Chipolte E. coli Outbreak

    Oklahoma and Kansas Now Linked to Chipolte E. coli Outbreak
    The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a second, more recent outbreak of a different, rare DNA fingerprint of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) linked... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 329

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

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

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Feb 1

    Mission: Improbable Getting Exonerated From a Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

    Mission: Improbable Getting Exonerated From a Child Sexual Abuse Conviction
    Extensive citation of social science research is unnecessary for us to know that child sexual abuse is one of the most underreported crimes. Likewise, most people would be hard pressed to think of a crime as despicable as child sexual abuse,…
  • Jan 22

    When Billy Is Called to Testify

    When Billy Is Called to Testify
    From Washington Lawyer, November 2015 By Kathryn Alfisi of the Children’s Law Center According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “testimony” means “To talk and answer questions about something, especially in…
  • Jan 17

    The Federal Push for Community-Based Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilitie

    The Federal Push for Community-Based Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilitie
    Across the country, the trend in treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been deinstitutionalization. In recent years, several states have been working to transition the treatment of their intellectually and…
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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 874

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 585

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
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 757

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    FEDERAL GANG BUST INCLUDES TWO CAMBRIDGE MEN PLUS 56 OTHER CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS

    FEDERAL GANG BUST INCLUDES TWO CAMBRIDGE MEN PLUS 56 OTHER CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS
    At the end of last week, the United States Attorney’s office issued a press release. The posting of it, as we have discussed in the past, as recently as last week, is apparently deemed necessary in LawenforcementLand to let us know that…
  • Jan 29

    ATTORNEY SAM QUESTIONS WHETHER BROOKLINE SHOOTING/STABBING ARRESTS ARE A RUSH TO JUDGMENT

    ATTORNEY SAM QUESTIONS WHETHER BROOKLINE SHOOTING/STABBING ARRESTS ARE A RUSH TO JUDGMENT
    Yesterday, we discussed the recent shooting/stabbing case which unfolded in Brookline this week. “Yes, you were kind of mean to the nice Police Chief about his statements and the arrests.” Do you think so? “Yes and you left…
  • Jan 28

    ARRESTS MADE IN BROOKLINE SHOOTING AND STABBING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

    ARRESTS MADE IN BROOKLINE SHOOTING AND STABBING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
    It is a Boston violent story that is continuing to unfold. The ongoing criminal investigation apparently continues although law enforcement is already pointing fingers. Wednesday, three men were wounded in shootings and stabbings in…
Rank this Week: 361

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    FDA Recalls Skinny Latina Million Dollar Marinade Over Undeclared Ingredient

    FDA Recalls Skinny Latina Million Dollar Marinade Over Undeclared Ingredient
    New of a recent recall of Skinny Latina Million Dollar Marinade bottles from stores for containing undeclared soy. People who are allergic to soy should not consume the product.The product is available in clear 12-ounce glass bottles with a…
  • Jan 26

    FDA recalls cough syrup brand, says it contains morphine -Master's Herbs Licorice Cough Liquid

    FDA recalls cough syrup brand, says it contains morphine -Master's Herbs Licorice Cough Liquid
    According to the FDA: Consumers using this product may not be aware they are ingesting morphine. The unware ingestion of morphine can lead to life-threatening respiratory depression and death. Because the morphine contained in this…
  • Jan 15

    Chipotle to close locations for national meeting on Feb. 8

    Chipotle to close locations for national meeting on Feb. 8
    Chipotle Mexican Grill will briefly close locations Feb. 8 when it hosts a national team meeting where the agenda will include food safety changes, a company spokesman said, in the wake of a series of norovirus and E. coli outbreaks…
Rank this Week: 548

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Are my disability benefits taxable?

    Are my disability benefits taxable?
    It is tax time, and each year I hear from clients who won their cases the previous year and are wondering about the tax consequences of their disability benefits. This topic is particularly important for those who received a significant…
  • Nov 25

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    I love Thanksgiving, but it can be a difficult time for my clients, who are waiting for final determinations of their disability claims, or payment of their benefits. I am thankful for my health, clients, colleagues, friends, and family. Our…
  • Nov 20

    Disability is a hard road

    Disability is a hard road
    I get frequent calls and emails from people who are still working, but are struggling, and are considering Social Security disability. Depending upon a person's individual circumstances, this is typically what I say to those who are currently…
Rank this Week: 553

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Feb 1

    Social Justice Monday: Racial Disparities in Our Criminal Justice System

    Social Justice Monday: Racial Disparities in Our Criminal Justice System
    Racial Disparities in Our Criminal Justice System: How Did We Get Here Social Justice Monday—Monday, February 1, 2016 Submitted by Jeanna McLellan, Electronic Services Assistant The United States incarcerates more people than any other…
  • Jan 29

    Today in Legal History: First Librarian of Congress Appointed

    Today in Legal History: First Librarian of Congress Appointed
    On January 29, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson appointed John J. Beckley as the first Librarian of Congress. Beckley was a political supporter of Jefferson and campaigned on his behalf. Beckley served as both the Clerk of the House of…
  • Jan 28

    Today in Legal History: Brandeis Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Today in Legal History: Brandeis Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court
    On January 28, 1916, President Wilson nominated “the people’s attorney,”  Louis D. Brandeis, to the Supreme Court. Brandeis was a legal giant, widely recognized for his weighty influence on the law, his championing…
Rank this Week: 720

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 523

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Firearms Law

    Florida Firearms Law
    Florida Firearms Law 101: Real issues taught by  Florida attorneys   Please help spread the word about or new Florida Firearms Law Class.   Below is a description of the class This class is designed for those who have…
  • Jan 30

    Protect Your IRA

    Protect Your IRA
    I just finished my new book Protect your IRA : Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes! Here is the Table of Contents The 3 Reasons Most People Experience Confusion with Their IRAs Don’t Just Focus on the Taxes Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes Common…
  • Jan 26

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead
    Florida Homestead for Non U.S. Citizens is possible for two types of Florida Homestead exemptions. The first homestead exemption is tax based. If you live in your home  and you or your spouse or dependent child is a permanent resident of…
Rank this Week: 223

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law in Kentucky. By Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC.

http://www.kentuckyinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Louisville, Kentucky Man Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Louisville, Kentucky Man Killed in Hit-and-Run
    Louisville Metro Police are seeking help in the search for a light blue vehicle with possibly a cracked or shattered windshield after responding early Sunday morning to a fatal hit-and-run on Emerson Avenue and Bardstown Road. Investigators…
  • Jan 28

    Laurel County, Kentucky Multiple Car Wreck Results in Serious Injurie

    Laurel County, Kentucky Multiple Car Wreck Results in Serious Injurie
    Police are investigating a serious crash involving four vehicles in Laurel County that resulted in five people needing emergency medical treatment at nearby hospitals. The incident happened early morning on Interstate 75 near exit 41 when a…
  • Jan 26

    McCracken County, Kentucky Woman Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash

    McCracken County, Kentucky Woman Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash
    Laurel Olson suffered injuries severe enough to need medical attention at a nearby hospital after being involved in a three-vehicle crash. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Cody Bryson was headed west on I-24, when…
Rank this Week: 255

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health

    Practicing Law Not Great for Your Health
    According to a recent study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr. Rebecca Michalak, lawyers have the worst health and well-being of any white-collar professionals. The study involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370…
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Jan 4

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity. A case in point is Michael Rothman who moved to New York and took a job in the...
Rank this Week: 484

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Feb 1

    Voting Opens for the 2016 Best Construction Blog Competition

    Voting Opens for the 2016 Best Construction Blog Competition
    Yes, it’s that time of year again and my friends at the Construction Marketing Ideas blog, along with those that were kind enough to nominate Musings for the ballot, have put this construction law blog in the running again this…
  • Jan 14

    Check Out the VBA’s New Construction Law Blog

    Check Out the VBA’s New Construction Law Blog
    The Virginia Bar Association has launched a great construction resource (to read along with Musings of course) for all of you construction attorneys out there.  My pals Scott Kowalski and Josh Johnson are the curators and driving force…
  • Jan 11

    Lead Paint Rule Update

    Lead Paint Rule Update
    Originally posted 2010-05-03 09:00:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe new lead paint regulations are all over the construction news these days.  I thought it would be helpful to you, as construction professionals, to put together…
Rank this Week: 319

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 667