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Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    DHS’s Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers Effective February 16, 2016

    DHS’s Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers Effective February 16, 2016
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final rule, effective on February 16, 2016, revises regulations affecting highly skilled workers in the nonimmigrant classifications for specialty occupations from Chile, Singapore (H-1B1) and…
  • Jan 15

    February 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    February 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: February 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Dec 21

    January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: January 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 850

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year and Hopefully Better News for Immigrants for 2016.

    Happy New Year and Hopefully Better News for Immigrants for 2016.
    We wish you all a Happy New Year 2016 and we hope that some better news for immigrants will be coming in this coming year. 1. One of the rumors might be that the I-140 EAD might actually come true. See this draft and article on the matter. 2.…
  • Dec 12

    Canada Welcome Syrian Refugees with open arms.

    Canada Welcome Syrian Refugees with open arms.
    While the USA is sinking in bigotry and hate, Canada is showing the world the true meaning of humanity. I am sure it is a blessing right now to be Canadian. We all wish that we learn from Canada especially Donald Trump! God Bless Canada!…
  • Dec 11

    Awesome answer from a Young Man – Well Done Raef!

    Awesome answer from a Young Man – Well Done Raef!
    This video simply explains where is home for many immigrants. This is a good answer to the racist arguments coming from Donald Trump and his followers. #WeAreHome By Awakening Records. Thank you for the Video. Information provided above is…
Rank this Week: 763

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

Covers immigration law, news and commentary. By Matthew L. Kolken.

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    My blog has been moved to the following…

    My blog has been moved to the following address: http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29230-Matthew-Kolken-on-Deportation-And-RemovalYou may also follow me on Twitter: @mkolkenThanks.
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
Rank this Week: 447

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 4

    What To Do If You Can’t Obtain an H-1B Visa Through the Lottery Proce

    What To Do If You Can’t Obtain an H-1B Visa Through the Lottery Proce
        It can be a very disappointing experience for everyone involved, to receive a notice from USCIS that the H-1B visa quota has been met for the year and you have not been selected to receive an H-1B visa in the lottery process.…
  • Jan 27

    Good News For H-1B Visa Cap Seekers in 2016 – Prepare Now.

    Good News For H-1B Visa Cap Seekers in 2016 – Prepare Now.
          As the H-1B cap season for FY 2017 approaches, employers and potential employees alike must be prepared. For the uninitiated, the H-1B cap refers to the statutory limit placed on visa’s available for temporary…
  • Jan 22

    New Proposed Rule Changes for Highly-Skilled Non-immigrants are “Helpful, but Timid”

    New Proposed Rule Changes for Highly-Skilled Non-immigrants are “Helpful, but Timid”
        On December 31, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rule making that will affect highly-skilled workers, and other types of non-immigrants.  Most of these changes, as described by the…
Rank this Week: 684

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 6

    Beyond Deportation Event at American Univ. WCL: February 24

    Beyond Deportation Event at American Univ. WCL: February 24
    Calling all DC area immprofs. Head to the new American University WCL campus on February 24 to hear about Shoba S. Wadhia's new book - with bonus discussion of US v. Texas. -KitJ
  • Feb 6

    Classifying Alien

    Classifying Alien
    It's Saturday. You've got work to do but you're checking out the blog. That's cool. We're here for you. Try your hand at this great exercise in distraction that my son brought home from school - Classification of Aliens. You've...
  • Feb 6

    White Supremacists Back the Donald

    White Supremacists Back the Donald
    CNN offers some disturbing news from the political front lines. New Hampshire voters are receiving many robocalls asking for their vote; one is from white nationalists with a simple message: "We don't need Muslims. We need smart,…
Rank this Week: 42

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Feb 6

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case
    In a recent Northern District of California ruling, Judge Tigar found that the plaintiffs, owners and lessees of certain Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles, were entitled to attorney’s fees after Ford Motor Company…
  • Jan 26

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again
    To have Article III standing for injunctive relief, a plaintiff must allege that a “real and immediate threat” exists that he will be wronged again. Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps. (U.S.), Inc., 631 F.3d 939, 946 (9th Cir. 2011). In cases…
  • Jan 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating
    On January 5, 2016, the California Supreme Court, at the request of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, heard oral argument in two cases alleging that the employers failed to provide seating to their employees as required by…
Rank this Week: 618

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Feb 5

    Not Another Baseball Post – Pic of the Week

    Not Another Baseball Post – Pic of the Week
    For today’s Pic of the Week, the blog team asked me to do something in honor of the Super Bowl this Sunday (as if writing about baseball meant I’d enjoy doing a football post instead!). So I went into our catalog and tried to find…
  • Feb 4

    On This Day: USO Founded 75 Years Ago

    On This Day: USO Founded 75 Years Ago
    Today, February 4, marks the 75th anniversary of the 1941 founding of the United Service Organizations (USO). General George C. Marshall first suggested and President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended that civilian, public service…
  • Feb 3

    An Interview with Anna Bryan, Rare Book Cataloger

    An Interview with Anna Bryan, Rare Book Cataloger
    This week’s interview is with Anna Bryan, cataloger in the Rare Materials Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access at the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I am one of those rare DC natives,…
Rank this Week: 561

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: 74

In the News

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: 34

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jan 27

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!
    Taking the pulse of 1,302 general counsel (GC) and chief legal officers (CLO) in 41 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey revealed that corporate law departments are spending more on internal budgets than on law firms or other…
  • Jan 18

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law
    Guest blogger: Laurie E. Weinstein is managing counsel at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. She is also the hospitals/providers subcommittee co-chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at laurie.e.weinstein@kp.org. On…
  • Jan 13

    What It Means to Advance Your In-house Career: A Discussion With Deborah Ben-Canaan of Major, Lindsey & Africa

    What It Means to Advance Your In-house Career: A Discussion With Deborah Ben-Canaan of Major, Lindsey & Africa
    Guest blogger: Ilona Korzha is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the…
Rank this Week: 621

Indian Company Law

Indian Company Law

Covers company law in India. By Durga Rao.

http://indiancorporatelaws.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    RBI guidelines & SARFAESI proceedings?

    RBI guidelines & SARFAESI proceedings?
    It is very clear that the Banks should follow RBI guidelines on Asset-Classification before classifying any loan account as ‘Non-performing Asset (NPA)’. There were judgments saying that it is mandatory for the Banks to follow RBI…
  • Feb 25

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?
    There is every need for the Government to enable/assist the Banks in reducing their NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and it is beyond doubt that the Banks are now well assisted/equipped through the legal frame-work in recovering their dues. The…
  • Feb 25

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?
    There is every need for the Government to enable/assist the Banks in reducing their NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and it is beyond doubt that the Banks are now well assisted/equipped through the legal frame-work in recovering their dues. The…
Rank this Week: 766

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    SEBI takes into account social media connection of parties in insider trading case

    SEBI takes into account social media connection of parties in insider trading case
    This order of SEBI is otherwise just another case where parties were found to have allegedly profited from insider trading. The only noteworthy point is that the connection between two of the parties was detected because they had common…
  • Feb 3

    Update: Proposed Amendments to the AIF Regulation

    Update: Proposed Amendments to the AIF Regulation
    [The following post is contributed by Bhushan Shah and Labdhi Shah from Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company]Alternative Investment Funds (AIF(s)) play a vital role in Indian economy as they drive economic growth and contribute…
  • Feb 3

    Easing Investor Exit in the Construction Development Sector: A Loss for Domestic Infrastructure?

    Easing Investor Exit in the Construction Development Sector: A Loss for Domestic Infrastructure?
    [The following guest post is contributed by Abhinav Kumar, who is a 5thYear, B. A. LL. B (Hons.) student at NLU, Jodhpur]The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (“DIPP”) issued Press Note 12 (“PN12”) in…
Rank this Week: 371

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 560

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Debt Collection Dominates Indiana Consumer Complaint

    Debt Collection Dominates Indiana Consumer Complaint
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its complaint statistics for the month of December 2015.  Debt collection issues far and away dominated Indiana consumers’ complaints by almost a two-to-one margin…
  • Jan 26

    Wrongful Repossession Lawsuit Filed By Indiana Consumer

    Wrongful Repossession Lawsuit Filed By Indiana Consumer
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against North Carolina-based American Lending Solutions Corp. and Indianapolis-based Last Chance Wrecker & Sales, Inc. concerning…
  • Oct 10

    Indiana Consumer Sues Med-1 Solutions, LLC and Attorney Shannon Melton

    Indiana Consumer Sues Med-1 Solutions, LLC and Attorney Shannon Melton
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Greenwood-based medical debt collector Med-1 Solutions, LLC and collection attorney Shannon Melton.  The lawsuit, which…
Rank this Week: 981

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Legal Parentage in Surrogacy: Where Should I File?

    Legal Parentage in Surrogacy: Where Should I File?
    Once the gestational surrogacy agreement is executed, the legal work is not always complete. Depending on the state, Intended Parents may need to establish their legal parentage in the courts. Intended Parents pursuing this route file…
  • Jan 15

    Why Estate Planning is Essential for Surrogacy

    Why Estate Planning is Essential for Surrogacy
    While a family building journey brings much excitement, it's also important to address the difficult but necessary subject of estate planning. Estate planning documents can prevent the additional stress and disorientation should tragedy…
  • Nov 27

    Attorney Michele Jackson and Congresswoman Susan Brooks at NCFA Advocacy Day

    Attorney Michele Jackson and Congresswoman Susan Brooks at NCFA Advocacy Day
    As National Adoption Month wraps up, we wanted to share a photo of attorney Michele Jackson and Congresswoman Susan Brooks taken this summer at the National Council for Adoption's Advocacy Day. Ms. Jackson spent the day on Capitol Hill…
Rank this Week: 968

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    K.R. and T.R. v. Indiana Dept. Child Services – Termination of Mother-Child Relationship

    K.R. and T.R. v. Indiana Dept. Child Services – Termination of Mother-Child Relationship
    Termination of a parent-child relationship in Indiana is done through judicial proceeding that will forever end the legal, social and financial relationship and responsibilities between a parent and child. It means that all power, privilege,…
  • Jan 7

    January Recognized as “Divorce Month”

    January Recognized as “Divorce Month”
    The New Year brings with it the potential for change. Many who have been suffering in marriages that are miserable, loveless or simply unfulfilling seize the opportunity to write a new chapter. That’s why January has a reputation for…
  • Dec 30

    NEW LAW ALERT- INDIANA PARTY HOSTS MUST PROVIDE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THEIR GUESTS

    NEW LAW ALERT- INDIANA PARTY HOSTS MUST PROVIDE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THEIR GUESTS
    A few years back, I wrote a blog article entitled Negligent Party Hosts in Indiana May Face Liability. The article provided some general rules and suggestions concerning possible liability issues for people who have parties during the holiday…
Rank this Week: 793

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Indiana accidents, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Crossen Kooi, LLP.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/indiana-injury-lawyer-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 28

    Secondary Drowning

    Secondary Drowning
    Has your little one ever been in the swimming pool and started to struggle?  Maybe they slipped  and briefly got out of your reach?  They take in some water but you are able to get to them quickly and all is well.  Or at…
  • May 19

    Happy May!

    Happy May!
    The month of May is in full swing!  As you look around the city, there is plenty to do all month long.  From the Mini Marathon to the Indy 500 to the Indiana Pacers playoffs, there won’t be a dull moment this month.  …
Rank this Week: 255

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 246

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Liberty Mutual Disability Coverage for Dow Employee

    Liberty Mutual Disability Coverage for Dow Employee
    The Dow Chemical Company is a multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan.  Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products. With a presence in about 160 countries, it employs about 54,000 people…
  • Nov 19

    Cigna Disability Coverage for Notre Dame Employee

    Cigna Disability Coverage for Notre Dame Employee
    The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic research university located near South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame's Catholic character is reflected in its commitment to the Catholic faith, numerous ministries funded by the school, and the…
  • Oct 13

    Life Insurance Company of North America (Cigna) Sued for Denial Of Long-Term Disability Benefit

    Life Insurance Company of North America (Cigna) Sued for Denial Of Long-Term Disability Benefit
    O'Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Laura McKenzie, recently filed a federal lawsuit against Life Insurance Company of North America ("LINA"), which is a subsidiary of Cigna Corporation. The Plaintiff was employed as a Registered Nurse…
Rank this Week: 754

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 894

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 36

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 161

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 5

    GC: Law Firms Not Needed at Business Meeting

    GC: Law Firms Not Needed at Business Meeting
    One example of why law firms are often referred to as “outside counsel”: “When Big Law Business has asked general counsel over the last eight months where they’d like to see outside law firms improve, a good…
  • Feb 5

    Care from lawyers turned therapist

    Care from lawyers turned therapist
    Not only do many lawyers see therapists – but many lawyers see therapists who were once lawyers themselves: “When work became too much for Will Meyerhofer’s client, a twenty-something associate at a big law firm, she slipped…
  • Feb 4

    15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Attorney Should Follow

    15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Attorney Should Follow
    I’m sure there are some additional email etiquette rules that lawyers could add to this list (e.g., no Latin phrases and no usage of “e.g.”): “The average US employee spends about a quarter of the work week…
Rank this Week: 176

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Jan 21

    Flint Residents File Lawsuits over Contaminated Water

    Flint Residents File Lawsuits over Contaminated Water
    Residents of Michigan’s second-largest city recently filed three class action lawsuits against the city, state and federal government. The lawsuits center on Flint’s contaminated water supply. Our team of lead poisoning attorneys…
  • Jan 5

    IVC Filters Kept on Market Despite Known Fatal Flaw

    IVC Filters Kept on Market Despite Known Fatal Flaw
    According to C.R. Bard’s internal documents, the company was well aware that its G2, G2 Express and Recovery IVC filters were associated with dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Despite this knowledge, Bard kept its IVC filters…
  • Dec 23

    When Hospitals and Big Pharma Commit Fraud

    When Hospitals and Big Pharma Commit Fraud
    Healthcare fraud costs the U.S. tens of billions of dollars every year. It is a type of white-collar crime that involves filing dishonest or false billings to the government (through Medicare, for example). This can take many forms, which is…
Rank this Week: 356

InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

Covers legal and compliance issues faced by executives and general counsels.

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Employer Tax Obligation

    Employer Tax Obligation
    With tax season in full swing, employers should know what could happen if they fail to file and mail W-2 forms. They could face hefty financial and legal repercussions. Businesses have an obligation to mail out W2 forms to their ……
  • Jan 25

    2016 Employment Law Trend

    2016 Employment Law Trend
    As 2016 begins, there are already trends popping up within the employment law arena. As the year progresses, here’s what employers can expect: Increase in FSLA initiatives and enforcement There’s a lot going on with wages right…
  • Jan 18

    Corporate Compliance Program

    Corporate Compliance Program
    As regulations have increased within many industries, compliance programs have become more common. Corporate compliance programs ensure that all employees understand and follow the code of ethics laid out by the company. When creating a…
Rank this Week: 995

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 870

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 743

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Jan 31

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement
    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has issued a report in which she claims that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have been doing a poor job on enforcement when it comes to going after companies and…
Rank this Week: 552

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 68

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    End of Week Linkage

    End of Week Linkage
    ■ First up, a tale of wasteful spending courtesy of co-blogger Bob V. According to the Congressional Budget Office:"It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health…
  • Feb 3

    Finally! Free male cancer screening

    Finally! Free male cancer screening
    Regular readers already know that the long list of ObamaTax "freebies" (preventive care bennies paid at 100% with no deductible, etc) does not include male-specific items such as prostate screenings.But never fear, turns out a completely…
  • Feb 3

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna
    Had unusual message when I arrived at the office this today:"Good morning! I'm considering donating a kidney to my father, and I've been told to ask about my life insurance. For one thing, can they cancel it or raise my rates if I do go…
Rank this Week: 380

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 294

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Sep 14

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look
    If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet…
  • Jan 19

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?
    Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit…
  • Jan 5

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?
    At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and…
Rank this Week: 104

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 4

    Fact Checking the TPP

    Fact Checking the TPP
    From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The claim The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement was formally signed by 12 ministers in Auckland on February 4. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon spoke in the Senate about…
  • Feb 4

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"
    Some cold water from Senator Orrin Hatch: Long story short, Mr. President, no one should be under any illusions that, because the TPP is being signed today, an up or down vote on the agreement is imminent or that our...
  • Feb 1

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?
    My colleague Sean Stephenson, in his personal capacity, had some thoughts on the presumption that Canada's Minister of International Trade must attend in New Zealand and sign the TPP in order for Canada to retain full membership. Enjoy his…
Rank this Week: 291

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 67

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

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

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement
    By Jeremy D. Morley*Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging but the complexities are greatly magnified when the clients are international, whether in their citizenship, the location of assets, their employment or their residency,…
  • Jan 29

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?
    Jeremy D. Morley The Philippines is currently determining whether to accede to the Hague Abduction Convention. The Philippines’ Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has created a special Subcommittee on the Hague Convention on…
  • Jan 25

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia
    Jeremy D. MorleyAn Australian court has ordered the Russian mother of an Australian child may take the child for annual visits to Russia despite the objections of the Australian father who asserted that although the Federation of Russia is a…
Rank this Week: 838

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 6

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    "The Sustainable Development Goals contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and…
  • Feb 4

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership
    Twelve nations with a collective population of 800 million persons signed a new trade deal today known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP. The twelve nations include the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei,…
  • Feb 1

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law
    The U.S. Department of State will hold a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law to discuss international parentage and surrogacy. The meeting will take place on February 9, 2016 from 1 pm until 4 pm, Room...
Rank this Week: 432

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee Univ. - Law) has posted Extracurricular International Criminal Law. Here's the abstract: Domestic criminal law informs the register of international criminal law, whether formally through the development…
  • Feb 5

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter
    Petros C. Mavroidis (Columbia Univ. - Law) has posted Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter. Here's the abstract:The basic point I advocate in this paper is that the WTO Dispute Settlement System aims to curb unilateralism. No…
  • Feb 4

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Hors-série décembre 2015) is out. Contents include:La justice pénale internationale comme projet politique et sélectifJulien Pieret…
Rank this Week: 38

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 609

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 41

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Feb 5

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music
    <a href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london" data-mce-href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london">kelo v new london by Swamp…
  • Feb 5

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked
    Here's a decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, similar to a recent case from the Oregon Supreme Court involving highway improvements which cut off existing access. The issue in Hoffer Properties, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation,…
  • Feb 3

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference
    We've posted a lot lately reporting on the 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, recently held in Austin. We have a couple of more posts for you before we turn to other things. Here is the first, a run-down of…
Rank this Week: 305

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Vanguard Funds File Suit Against VEREIT

    Vanguard Funds File Suit Against VEREIT
    On October 27, 2015, Vanguard Funds (Vanguard) filed suit against VEREIT, Inc. (VEREIT), VEREIT Operating Partnership, AR Capital, ARC Properties Advisors, RCAP Holdings, RCS Capital Corporation, and five company executives in Arizona federal…
  • Dec 9

    Former Cadaret, Grant & Co. Broker William M. Pottetti Barred From Securities Industry

    Former Cadaret, Grant & Co. Broker William M. Pottetti Barred From Securities Industry
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Cadaret, Grant & Co. (Cadaret) broker William M. Pottetti (Pottetti) was barred from the securities industry after he agreed to sign a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…
  • Dec 8

    Reef Oil and Gas Investments May Give Rise To Investor Arbitration Claim

    Reef Oil and Gas Investments May Give Rise To Investor Arbitration Claim
    Law Office of Christopher J. Gray wishes to alert investors to the possibility that recommendations of Reef Securities, Inc. (Reef) by broker-dealers may be unsuitable, depending on the individual characteristics of investors and whether the…
Rank this Week: 963

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 167

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 973

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in the case of Dolby Systems, Inc. v. Christenson, focuses primarily on the issue of which party bears the initial burden of proof with regard to a “first sale” defense in a copyright…
  • Jan 25

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid
    In business, there are numerous opportunities for pitfalls, mistakes and errors and they come up in all different legal areas – from basic formation issues to labor and employment to intellectual property. Mistakes and missteps…
  • Jan 12

    Don’t Get On the Wrong Side of Taylor Swift in a Copyright Case!

    Don’t Get On the Wrong Side of Taylor Swift in a Copyright Case!
    Taylor Swift has been in the news a lot over the last year or so. She is phenomenally successful. Her hit album “1989” concert tour was the highest grossing tour in the world in 2015 (over $250 million) and the highest grossing…
Rank this Week: 568