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Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Law Actually is 10 years old today

    Law Actually is 10 years old today
    Yes - really. I’ve posted quite a few birthday blog posts over the last – well – decade and, looking back, I always seem to start them by saying that I can’t believe Law Actually has been going so long.  (See…
  • Feb 16

    Nissan Micra driver reconceptualises traffic law

    Nissan Micra driver reconceptualises traffic law
    (By which I mean, the driver decided to drive on the left but on the wrong side of a dual carriageway.)  It’s easily done.  Ahem. From Cornwall Live 14/02/17: Shocking footage has captured the moment a Nissan Micra driver…
  • Feb 14

    We noticed you’re using an ad-blocker. Oh really?

    We noticed you’re using an ad-blocker. Oh really?
    Like any self-respecting web user, I’ve used ad-blocking extensions for years now - since at least 2006. There are some sites so peppered with ads that browsing them without an ad-blocker just isn’t viable (I’m thinking in…
Rank this Week: 646

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    The Science of Infrared Technology and Breath Alcohol Detection

    The Science of Infrared Technology and Breath Alcohol Detection
    Blood alcohol testing (BAC) technology continues to improve in the fight to curb drunk driving and to better identify individuals who are driving while intoxicated. Among one of the most interesting DWI law-related technological…
  • Feb 3

    New Tostito Alcohol Detecting Bag in Time for Super Bowl

    New Tostito Alcohol Detecting Bag in Time for Super Bowl
    The Tostito Alcohol detecting Bag in time for Super Bowl is a unique and mind-bending idea. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Uber, and Frito-Lay have gathered forces to produce a Tostito “Party Safe” bag equipped…
  • Jan 27

    Drunk Driving and Auto-Brewery Syndrome Intoxication

    Drunk Driving and Auto-Brewery Syndrome Intoxication
    Drunk Driving and Auto-Brewery Syndrome is a farfetched idea for many people, including family, doctors and police officers. Imagine a police officer pulling someone over for drunk driving and the offender is legally drunk. The driver swears…
Rank this Week: 493

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email
    Four (unsuccessful) public policy challenges to arbitration awardsCourts continue to carefully scrutinize challenges to arbitration awards based on claims that the award is contrary to public policy. In  Cuyahoga…
  • Feb 5

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere
    Steelworkers Local 10-86 represents employees at Merck facility in West Point, PA. The facility is primary used for the production of large molecule products like vaccines, rather than small molecule products like tablets.Merck sold a small…
  • Jan 29

    Police officers, Brady/Giglio, dishonesty, exoneration and just cause

    Police officers, Brady/Giglio, dishonesty, exoneration and just cause
    A recent award by Arbitrator Micheal Falvo addresses all of these topics. Arbitrator Falvo sustained a grievance filed on behalf of a Champaign, Ill. police officer terminated after the State's Attorney declared that she did not believe she…
Rank this Week: 107

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 19

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017
    As published in: In a recent episode of “Black Mirror,” now streaming on Netflix, a woman needs a higher rating on her profile to get a better apartment. In every daily interaction, people rate her and she rates them back with…
  • Jan 22

    Get More Clients with Review Marketing

    Get More Clients with Review Marketing
    The next time a new client finds you, it will likely be via a Google search on a cell phone, including the phrase "reviews of..." Almost everyone -- 92% of consumers -- now read online reviews to judge local businesses, according to…
  • Nov 21

    December 2 Webinar: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser

    December 2 Webinar: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser
    For attorneys serious about growing their firm through TV advertising. Apply to attend today: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser Friday, December 2, 20169 AM Pacific | 10 AM Mountain | 11 AM Central | Noon Eastern There is one…
Rank this Week: 599

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 18

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform
    The Trump Presidency is off to a very lively (to put it mildly) start, and tax reform is one of the big issues. Last summer (2016) Speaker Paul Ryan put out a plan called “A Better Way” that set forth...
  • Feb 16

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!
    Don't forget: the period to submit abstracts for the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) ends on February 24, i.e. next Friday! Carve out some time this weekend to get your abstracts in. The 8th annual meeting of ALPS...
  • Feb 13

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill
    In Washington state, Valentine's Day is the traditional day for hearts, Cupids, over-priced romantic dinners, and property tax bills. Yep, you read that correctly: apparently in Washington state, Valentine's Day is the day that property tax…
Rank this Week: 365

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Mexico Bill Targets Repeat DWI Offender

    New Mexico Bill Targets Repeat DWI Offender
    Drunk driving has long been a major problem on New Mexico roads. Despite the strict criminal sanctions that drunk drivers face, the fact remains that New Mexico is among the states with the highest death rate due to drunk driving. In hopes of…
  • Feb 9

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital
    All property owners, including businesses and governments, have a duty to make sure that their premises are kept reasonably safe. The level of duty that an individual, government, or business has to a person entering their land depends on the…
  • Feb 9

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital
    All property owners, including businesses and governments, have a duty to make sure that their premises are kept reasonably safe. The level of duty that an individual, government, or business has to a person entering their land depends on the…
Rank this Week: 590

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 471

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 437

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Admin: Winter Break

    Admin: Winter Break
    This blog is taking a little break; posts will resume in a week or so.
  • Feb 18

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item
    AALS Immigration Podcasts (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [access]- Follow the link to access five podcasts from the 111th Annual Meeting of the AALS, San Francisco, 3-7 Jan. 2017. For more info., here is the programme.Amicus Curiae of the…
  • Feb 18

    Regional Focus: Afghanistan

    Regional Focus: Afghanistan
    Afghan Exodus: Afghan Asylum Seekers in Europe (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Feb. 2017)- Three-part series: 1) The Changing Situation; 2) The North-South Divide; 3) Case Study GermanyCooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development…
Rank this Week: 381

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Feb 17

    Battle Over August Sander Estate?

    Battle Over August Sander Estate?
    Or is it merely a misunderstanding as to what an “estate” is, legally and colloquially?
  • Feb 9

    “The Left Has Shanghaied Copyright”

    “The Left Has Shanghaied Copyright”
    The Federalist’s Robin Ridless takes some clean power-punches at the “ivy-cloistered radicalism” of the “all-appropriation-is-fair-use” jihadists. Here’s one example, To read a sampling of current…
  • Feb 8

    Can the “artworld” Resist President Trump? Don’t Count On It.

    Can the “artworld” Resist President Trump? Don’t Count On It.
    The Washington Post’s Tom Rachman shoots several zingers and comedy and farce that “political art” has become. Example number one: “Today, ‘politicized artist’ is as likely to evoke a whiny, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 260

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Employer Guidance – National Immigrant Protest

    Employer Guidance – National Immigrant Protest
    In connection with “National Day without Immigrants” held on Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17, immigrant employees as well as supporters and sympathizers may have requested time off or, in some instances, called in sick from…
  • Feb 14

    Employer’s Honest Belief Sufficient to Defeat FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Employer’s Honest Belief Sufficient to Defeat FMLA Retaliation Claim
    In a welcome decision to employers, the Third Circuit decided last week, for the first time, that an employer’s mere “honest belief” that an employee misused FMLA leave is sufficient to defeat a retaliation claim. As an…
  • Jan 27

    Philadelphia Becomes the First City to Prohibit Employers from Asking Applicants About Salary History

    Philadelphia Becomes the First City to Prohibit Employers from Asking Applicants About Salary History
    Employers who just last year revised their application forms to eliminate initial questions about past arrests and convictions, now have to revise them again to remove questions regarding current and past salary. On Jan. 23, 2017,…
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Feb 17

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
Rank this Week: 263

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
Rank this Week: 188

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 17

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist
    The year ownership broke, licensed music for your Facebook videos, UK Piracy Alers, printer cartridge patents in the Supreme Court, your rights if border agents want to search your phone, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes…
  • Feb 10

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet
    9th Circuit rules against the travel ban, drones at the Superbowl, long distance assault over Twitter, experience with an AI lawyer, Lawyer Slack, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes Guest: Keith Lee Download or subscribe…
  • Feb 3

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again
    Ben Wizner of the ACLU joins Denise Howell, Emory Roane and J. Michael Keyes to talk about President Trump's travel ban, violent protest and free speech, Edward Snowden and whistle-blower laws, Judge Gorsuch on copyright and tech, plagiarized…
Rank this Week: 400

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)
    Nepotism is a good deal if you can get it, but we’re not hiring at the moment. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/15/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. One of the things I love about running my own law firm is the flexible…
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
Rank this Week: 148

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    IKEA settles lawsuit regarding dangerous dressers for $50M

    IKEA settles lawsuit regarding dangerous dressers for $50M
    IKEA, which is the biggest seller of furniture worldwide, has entered into a $50 million settlement agreement with the families of three young boys, whose deaths were caused by products manufactured by the Swedish company. The victims, who…
  • Feb 10

    CTA bus strikes inebriated passenger after driver forces him off bu

    CTA bus strikes inebriated passenger after driver forces him off bu
    A man filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, November 3, 2016, alleging that a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver hit him after the driver kicked him off the bus. The man was inebriated at the time. The incident…
  • Jan 31

    Quadriplegic teacher wins $6 million for supermarket slip and fall accident

    Quadriplegic teacher wins $6 million for supermarket slip and fall accident
    A former elementary school teacher was awarded a settlement of $6 million after she sustained life-altering injuries following a slip and fall accident at a supermarket in 2012. She filed a lawsuit alleging two counts of negligence against…
Rank this Week: 478

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Feb 17

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority
    In January, we reported that California’s Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act—one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by…
  • Feb 10

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy
    In H.J. Heinz Co. v. Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co., No. 16-1447 (3d Cir. Jan. 11, 2017), the Third Circuit affirmed a District Court’s order allowing insurer Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company (“Starr”) to rescind a $25…
  • Feb 3

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict
    It feels like a black swan event: last month, in GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Harvey, No. 4D15-2724 (Fla. Ct. App. Jan. 4, 2017), a Florida appellate panel unanimously overturned a jury verdict, on the ground that the plaintiff’s bad…
Rank this Week: 823

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Untimely Petition for Postsecondary Education Support in Washington Divorce

    Untimely Petition for Postsecondary Education Support in Washington Divorce
    Under Washington law, courts may order postsecondary support for children in some circumstances, but as a recent case reminds us, it is not automatic. Parents must be sure they understand the child support order and follow any deadlines for…
  • Feb 17

    Untimely Petition for Postsecondary Education Support in Washington Divorce

    Untimely Petition for Postsecondary Education Support in Washington Divorce
    Under Washington law, courts may order postsecondary support for children in some circumstances, but as a recent case reminds us, it is not automatic. Parents must be sure they understand the child support order and follow any deadlines for…
  • Feb 17

    Washington Appeals Court Rules Drug Evidence from Impounded Motorcycle Inadmissible

    Washington Appeals Court Rules Drug Evidence from Impounded Motorcycle Inadmissible
    Criminal cases often hinge on whether evidence is admissible.  Evidence obtained through an unlawful search is generally inadmissible.  Vehicles can be especially vulnerable to questionable searches. A recent case considered…
Rank this Week: 937

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved
    Plaintiff commenced a lawsuit against defendant after a motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff hired a mechanical engineer to provide expert witness testimony. Facts:  This case (Below, Joshua et al v. Yokohama Tire Corporation et…
  • Feb 15

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for products liability for foam insulation that was installed in the their home.  They hired three experts and the defendants filed motions to exclude their testimony. Facts:  This case (Monica and Richard…
  • Feb 13

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence when a live electrical wire caused injury to their minor child.  The plaintiff hired three expert witnesses, which were challenged by defendant.  The court denied the motion to exclude. Facts:…
Rank this Week: 683

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform

    Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform
    In the past few years, there has been increased discussion of the growth in America’s prison population to more than 2 million Americans incarcerated, many of them drug offenders, for periods that seem far too long. Since the…
  • Feb 16

    Seminar Paper Workshop

    Seminar Paper Workshop
    Last week Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil ran their semi-annual workshop on how to research and write a seminar paper.  Topics covered included sources for selecting your topic, sources for researching your topic, and how to…
  • Feb 10

    Happy Presidents’ Day!

    Happy Presidents’ Day!
    The Library will be open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, 2017, a law school holiday, from 9:00am to 10:00pm. Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday, was originally established to honor George Washington, the first president…
Rank this Week: 85

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 643

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/
Rank this Week: 661

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Feb 17

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced that he had selected federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Many praised Trump on his nomination, citing…
  • Feb 3

    The Great Debate over Sanctuary Citie

    The Great Debate over Sanctuary Citie
    The term “sanctuary city” has been widely used in the great debate over immigration policy and protections. Opponents of sanctuary cities claim that policy protects undocumented immigrants from criminal prosecution, where…
  • Jan 20

    The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo

    The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo
    Recently, prosecutors involved in a 2015 Arkansas murder case have included Amazon’s Echo as technology-based evidence.The Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, connecting to the Alexa Voice Service to play music,…
Rank this Week: 397

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 240

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Feb 17

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?
    Admittedly, timing is not altogether “all” since there’s a palette of factors that go into deciding unlawful registrations of domain names, and a decision as to whether a registrant is cybersquatting or a mark owner…
  • Feb 6

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name
    Domain names may be confusingly similar to trademarks or even identical or but not infringing. This is particularly true of trademarks acquired later than the allegedly infringing domain names ArcBest Corporation v. Domains By Proxy, LLC,…
  • Jan 25

    Counterfeit Marks and Counterfeit Goods: Pretense in Cyberspace

    Counterfeit Marks and Counterfeit Goods: Pretense in Cyberspace
    The term “counterfeit” is defined under U.S. trademark law as “a spurious mark which is identical with, or substantially indistinguishable from, a registered mark.” 15 U.S.C. § 1127 (Lanham Act, Sec. 45). Used as…
Rank this Week: 143

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Feb 17

    Can I Use a Transfer on Death Deed to Transfer My Car Without Probate?

    Can I Use a Transfer on Death Deed to Transfer My Car Without Probate?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows owners of real estate to transfer their property to beneficiaries outside the probate process. The Deed works like a beneficiary designation on an insurance policy or retirement plan. It allows you to…
  • Feb 10

    Are Stepchildren Legal Heirs in the State of Texas?

    Are Stepchildren Legal Heirs in the State of Texas?
    When someone dies without a Will in Texas, their assets pass according to a statutory formula that takes into account a number of factors, such as whether they are married or single, whether they have children, and if they are married,…
  • Jan 27

    Can an Individual Create a First Party Special Needs Trust for His or Her Own Benefit?

    Can an Individual Create a First Party Special Needs Trust for His or Her Own Benefit?
    A Special Needs Trust (SNT), also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust, is a trust created to hold the property of a disabled beneficiary and distribute supplemental funds to that individual in a way that preserves his or her eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 942

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Feb 17

    Where does Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch stand on Intellectual Property Patents?

    Where does Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch stand on Intellectual Property Patents?
    Flachsbart & Greenspoon partner, Robert Greenspoon hopes that Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch will assist in the “scaling back the inter partes review procedures created by the America Invents Act (AIA).”  However,…
  • Jan 30

    Is Your Expert Witness “Hot Tubbing” in the Courtroom?

    Is Your Expert Witness “Hot Tubbing” in the Courtroom?
    Last Fall, the National Law Review reported on the concept of “Hot Tubbing” in U.S. Courts.  They define the practice of presenting concurrent expert evidence, or “Hot Tubbing” as asking experts in the case to…
  • Jan 10

    New Software Release Includes Unique Expert Witness Service

    New Software Release Includes Unique Expert Witness Service
    Courtroom Insight is pleased to announce a brand new service and significant new enhancements with the latest release of our knowledge management software. First, we are proud to offer a new expert witness information service that…
Rank this Week: 515

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Splitting Up a Blended Family – Tips for Keeping the Process Clean, Composed and Civil

    Splitting Up a Blended Family – Tips for Keeping the Process Clean, Composed and Civil
    While it’s not often talked about, divorce can be just as traumatic for a blended family as it is for any other family. Tight bonds often form between half-siblings, as well as between children and step-parents, all of which can make…
  • Feb 16

    Splitting Up a Blended Family – Tips for Keeping the Process Clean, Composed and Civil

    Splitting Up a Blended Family – Tips for Keeping the Process Clean, Composed and Civil
    While it’s not often talked about, divorce can be just as traumatic for a blended family as it is for any other family. Tight bonds often form between half-siblings, as well as between children and step-parents, all of which can make…
  • Jan 25

    ‘The Get’ and Other Fascinating Religious Divorce Tradition

    ‘The Get’ and Other Fascinating Religious Divorce Tradition
    Under Jewish tradition, a man and a woman are married forever, even if they get a civil divorce from a secular court. However, their own biblical literature allows for a man to divorce his wife if he finds anything “unseemly”…
Rank this Week: 160

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer
    Litigation Futures features a guest post from Deborah Evans, chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, titled “Can we trust insurers to behave?”.  In the context of rising insurance premiums, she called…
  • Feb 8

    Detailed assessment and proportionality

    Detailed assessment and proportionality
    I have previously questioned the reasoning of Master Rowley, when dealing with the new proportionality test in May v Wavell Group, that: “The proportionate amount of costs must inevitably be smaller for a case which concludes early…
  • Feb 5

    Key skills for successful lawyer

    Key skills for successful lawyer
    Online job advertisement I came across over the weekend: “Immigration/ Asylum Caseworkers / Paralegal / Family Solicitors XXX & XXX LAW FIRM – London SW19 Our firm have opportunities ambitious Caseworkers/paralegal with…
Rank this Week: 918

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Iowa Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Winter Accident

    Iowa Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Winter Accident
    Jefferson County - Pedestrian Accident in Burlington, Iowa – February 1, 2017 - Thomas Calhoun, 71 struck by a Ford Fusion with a 28 year-old driver.UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON BURLINGTON AVE AT N 9TH ST-A PEDESTRIAN WAS CROSSING…
  • Feb 15

    Fraudulent Care Provider Told Patients they had Alzheimer'

    Fraudulent Care Provider Told Patients they had Alzheimer'
    Dozens of patients were treated by Sherry-Ann Jenkins, owner of the Toledo Clinic Cognitive Center in Ohio, between 2015 and 2016.  These patients received treatment from Ms. Jenkins and she diagnosed them all with Alzheimer's, leading…
  • Feb 14

    Three Arrested after High Speed Chase in Des Moine

    Three Arrested after High Speed Chase in Des Moine
    Police began pursuing a vehicle in Des Moines on December 31, 2016 when they tried to pull the car over for a traffic stop and the vehicle took off at a high speed.  Officers stated the chase lasted about one minute until the suspect's…
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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    The Consequences of TrumpMedical 2016–25: Price Increases, Aging Push Sector To 20 Percent Of Economy

    The Consequences of TrumpMedical 2016–25: Price Increases, Aging Push Sector To 20 Percent Of Economy
    Workers' Compensation medical expenses mirror some of the national health care projections. An aging workforce and the increased longevity of the population impacts overall all costs. Furthermore as the Affordable Healthcare Act's repeal has…
  • Feb 16

    Professional Liability Policy Rescinded For Failure to Provide Notice

    Professional Liability Policy Rescinded For Failure to Provide Notice
    A US District Court ruled that a professional liability insurance company was permitted to rescind an attorney's policy for lack of notice. The attorney was instructed to appeal a workers' compensation claim and failed to do so on a timely…
  • Feb 15

    Accelerated Justice Is Problematic on Appeal

    Accelerated Justice Is Problematic on Appeal
    Workers' Compensation matters were intended by the legislature to be summary and remedial actions. Accelerated justice does have its consequences on appeal, and should be implemented prudently.In an effort to move case dockets at a quicker…
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Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Feb 16

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient
    Without even holding a hearing, the House Judiciary Committee just passed a new bill (H.R. 985) that would make it far harder to sue large corporations when they cheat or hurt people. The vote was on party lines, with all Republicans voting…
  • Feb 8

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement
    More than 2.6 million people tuned in to hear the Ninth Circuit’s oral argument in State of Washington, et al., vs. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al, one of the cases challenging the Muslim refugee ban. It was a…
  • Jan 12

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud
    LBJ gave up his radio stations. Jimmy Carter gave up his peanut farm. Untangling Donald Trump from his web of companies and interests is a bit more complicated.   Yesterday, a team of lawyers at Morgan Lewis released a “white…
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Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $8M Penalty

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $8M Penalty
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle SEC charges that the firm made unsuitable recommendations about single inverse exchange traded fund (“ ETF”)  investments to…
  • Feb 13

    Variable Annuity Rider

    Variable Annuity Rider
    One of the most common investments sold by financial advisors to investors is the Variable Annuity (VA). These products are often sold because they pay among the highest commissions to the advisor. In recent years, we have seen many cases…
  • Feb 6

    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Barry Connell Arrested for Stealing more than $5 million from Client Account

    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Barry Connell Arrested for Stealing more than $5 million from Client Account
    On January 3, 2017, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation…
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HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Feb 16

    MHS $5.5M HIPAA Settlement Reminds Health Plans To Implement & Audit HIPAA Compliance

    MHS $5.5M HIPAA Settlement Reminds Health Plans To Implement & Audit HIPAA Compliance
    A $5.5 million settlement payment that Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) just paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996…
  • Feb 6

    Children’s Pays $3.2M+ For Recurrently

    Children’s Pays $3.2M+ For Recurrently
    Children’s Pays $3.2M+ For Recurrently Delaying HIPAA Compliance Shttp://ow.ly/EPIW308Jofp http://ow.ly/i/rxJC5Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Feb 2

    $3.2 Children’s HIPAA CMP Teaches Key L

    $3.2 Children’s HIPAA CMP Teaches Key L
    $3.2 Children’s HIPAA CMP Teaches Key Lessons http://ow.ly/kDQT308DiVv http://ow.ly/i/rrtaJFiled under: Uncategorized
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Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Feb 16

    Cashing Fund Accounts To Cover Debt

    Cashing Fund Accounts To Cover Debt
    There are many ways people seek debt relief. Some look for a slow and steady payment plan. Others prefer a consolidation loan. Those that consider more extreme options should be aware. Cashing fund accounts to cover debts can be dangerous.…
  • Feb 14

    Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer Answers Common Debt Question

    Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer Answers Common Debt Question
    Anyone struggling with debt problems knows the stress of making ends meet. Harassing phone calls and threats of foreclosure only make a bad situation worse. You may have heard of the benefits that bankruptcy can bring. In this article, a…
  • Feb 9

    Debt Collection Defenses Stop Scam

    Debt Collection Defenses Stop Scam
    Nearly everyone has experienced a debt collection scam at some point in their adult life. Whether you knew it or not is another story. Since debt collection scams are on the rise people are more vulnerable now than ever. However, debt…
Rank this Week: 987

LII Announce

LII Announce

Features announcements, featured content and legal information factoids. From the Legal Information Institute.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu
  • Feb 16

    LII Donor Profile: Paul Manson, Researcher at Portland State University’s Center for Public Service

    LII Donor Profile: Paul Manson, Researcher at Portland State University’s Center for Public Service
    The LII served over 30 million unique visitors last year, but back in 1992 that number was a lot smaller. Paul Manson, now a researcher at Portland State University’s Center for Public Service, is one of a few who has read our…
  • Feb 16

    LII In the News — This Is What We Do

    LII In the News — This Is What We Do
    While it’s not a statistic we actively track, none of us here can remember a time that individual statutes and regulations dominated the list of our most visited pages like they have for the past few weeks. Since January 20th, 8 USC…
  • Feb 16

    Brian Hughes retire

    Brian Hughes retire
    The first words Brian Hughes ever said to me were, “Hello, I’m Brian Hughes”. He was starting work on a project I was doing with the Harvard Law School Library. He has greeted me that way every time I’ve seen him, for…
Rank this Week: 794

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 715

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 587

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed

    Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed
    Source: Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed
  • Feb 14

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Maczko

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Maczko
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Matthew Maczko.  Mr. Maczko was employed and registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, a national…
  • Feb 14

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker Matthew Maczko

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker Matthew Maczko
      Former Wells Fargo broker Matthew Maczko has been barred by FINRA for allegedly churning an elderly client’s accounts, according to reports. Maczko is accused of churning four accounts belonging to a client, who was over 90 years…
Rank this Week: 811

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 31

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Copyright Week

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Copyright Week
     Dear Doc:   I heard that January 16-20, 2017 was “Copyright Week”. Wow! Most of us get one day a year to celebrate. How does it feel to get a whole week?   Signed, Putative N. Fringer   Dear Mr. Fringer: I…
  • Feb 9

    Amazon Gets More Serious About Infringer

    Amazon Gets More Serious About Infringer
    If you sell branded products on Amazon.com, you may know that infringement is rampant.  You put up a product, it gets popular, and all of a sudden, like a many-headed hydra, other sites spring up selling “your” product at…
  • Feb 2

    Why Are Federally-Financed Drugs So Expensive?

    Why Are Federally-Financed Drugs So Expensive?
    After WWII, the Federal government and science in general rode a wave of public approbation resulting from the stupendous success of the war-ending Bomb.  Government money poured into basic scientific research, leading to many…
Rank this Week: 736

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 591

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Speeding is the most common type of driving offence, with around one in seven motorists being caught driving over the speed limit every year. Some drivers are repeat…
  • Nov 16

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year
    Heads-up for a great site about breakfast cereals and their various gifts over the years. It's at www.cerealoffers.com and is packed full of wonderful information and pictures of the boxes and the gifts which could be found inside.…
  • Oct 19

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Getting injured at a site of employment is a terrible thing to experience. Not only is the pain and embarrassment often difficult to bear, there are many legal…
Rank this Week: 507

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog

    Happy 14th Blawgiversary to DennisKennedy.Blog
    It was 14 years ago today that I brought DennisKennedy.Blog into play. Back in February 2003, I launched this blog as an early birthday present to myself. Much has happened over those 14 years. It’s sobering to have a blog that’s…
  • Jan 23

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming

    Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming
    Blockchain technology is a topic that interests me greatly. It also is a favorite topic of my occasional co-author, Gwynne Monahan (often better known as @econwriter5 on Twitter). We have talked off and on for a while about collaborating on…
  • Jan 5

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017
    For quite a few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
Rank this Week: 288

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 597