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ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • May 23

    Vietnam Arms Embargo Lifted (More or Less)

    Vietnam Arms Embargo Lifted (More or Less)
    During a press conference today in Hanoi, President Obama announced the lifting of the arms embargo against Vietnam. Although he stated that the action had nothing to do with China, U.S. officials have noted before that the idea was to help…
  • May 20

    Company Sues Former Exec Over Iran Sanctions Scheme

    Company Sues Former Exec Over Iran Sanctions Scheme
    ABOVE: Delfin Production Facility Well, this had to happen sooner or later and I’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner or more often. Delfin Group USA, a motor oil company, sued Markos Baghdasarian, its former president, for…
  • May 18

    Burma Sanctions Continue to Sunset

    Burma Sanctions Continue to Sunset
    Yesterday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to broaden the scope of permissible trade with Burma. The Burma regulations, which have been amended piecemeal rather…
Rank this Week: 453

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
  • May 16

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center
    by John Megaw, Director of Special InitiativesThe Vera Institute of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice hosted a forum on bail reform last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The forum, titled…
  • May 16

    National Reentry Week

    National Reentry Week
    by Ramon Semorile, Intake SpecialistApril 24-30 was National Reentry Week--a week focused on bringing awareness to the needs of individuals returning home from prison.  On April 28th, Reentry Anonymous, a support group for returning…
Rank this Week: 681

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • May 23

    Lawyerist’s 3rd Annual Short-Fiction Contest

    Lawyerist’s 3rd Annual Short-Fiction Contest
    Lawyerist.com is holding a short-fiction contest is open to all writers. If you have a story to tell (in 5,000 words or less) that is an original work of fiction that features a lawyer as a prominent character. Entries must be submitted by…
  • May 20

    ISSCR Updates Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

    ISSCR Updates Guidelines for Stem Cell Research
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recently issued 2016 Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation.  The new Guidelines update and expand the 2006 and 2008 guideline “topic areas and bring all…
  • May 19

    Internet Archive: Free Interdisciplinary Resource

    Internet Archive: Free Interdisciplinary Resource
     Remember our post from last week about judicial notice and the Wayback Machine? Well, the Wayback Machine is just one part of the Internet Archive, which can be a useful resource for free research on the web. The Internet Archive is a…
Rank this Week: 644

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 619

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • May 23

    Criminals: Parents Aren’t Always At Fault

    Criminals: Parents Aren’t Always At Fault
    Parenting and Criminality Mental health professionals have been at the forefront of answering the questions that mortify the rest of us. In what environment and under what conditions did a one-time murderer, serial killer or mass shooter grow…
  • May 11

    Deep Connection Between Terrorism and the Criminal Personality

    Deep Connection Between Terrorism and the Criminal Personality
    The Wide Scope of Terrorism Terrorism to the average Joe takes a racial and ethnic dimension. Technically, though this is a misrepresentation and terrorism is far more expansive. According to the U.S. Code, terrorism, regardless of its form…
  • May 9

    Juvenile Sex Offender: Myth versus Reality

    Juvenile Sex Offender: Myth versus Reality
    Busting the Myth It goes by different apothegms, “Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior,” “A ticking time bomb,” “Old habits die hard”… Whatever form it takes, the idea is simple and…
Rank this Week: 846

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Live Streaming Criminal Act

    Live Streaming Criminal Act
    Most everyone has heard a story about someone making incriminating posts on social media. A story like that of Dustin Rittgers, who last December posted a Facebook video of himself driving drunk and was eventually arrested while still on the…
  • May 18

    Marijuana Possession Charges Dismissed In Delaware County

    Marijuana Possession Charges Dismissed In Delaware County
    During a traffic stop for expired tags, police officers in Delaware County noticed some marijuana in a young man’s car; therefore, charged him with marijuana possession. This young man wanted to avoid having a drug conviction tarnishing…
  • May 12

    Married Man Charged With Solicitation Will See Dismissal

    Married Man Charged With Solicitation Will See Dismissal
    Recently, a married man with children ran into an embarrassing and legally compromising position after attempting to arrange a meeting with an online escort through a back page posting. In reality, the encounter was a police sting operation…
Rank this Week: 396

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)
    This is, inter alia, why I don't want to do dependency law.  As well as why I profoundly respect the people who do:"When the minor was 17 years old and had been in his adoptive home for three years, his adoptive parents learned from an…
  • May 19

    Center for Biological Diversity v. Cadiz (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2016)

    Center for Biological Diversity v. Cadiz (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2016)
    From today's opinion:"It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on May 10, 2016, be modified as follows: On page 2, in the third editorial paragraph, beginning 'Best & Krieger,' delete 'Best & Krieger' and replace it with 'Best Best…
  • May 19

    Roe v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2015)

    Roe v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2015)
    I teach my first-year law students every year that you're only allowed to conduct a physical or mental examination of a nonparty.  That's true in federal court.  That's true in California state court.  It's true pretty much…
Rank this Week: 674

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • May 23

    Why taking breaks may be killing your productivity

    Why taking breaks may be killing your productivity
    Everyone takes breaks. You can’t work non-stop for hours on end, you need to clear your mind and renew your energy every so often, don’t you? Maybe not. If you’re doing something you don’t want to do, something you…
  • May 20

    Most of your lawyer friends don’t want to hear thi

    Most of your lawyer friends don’t want to hear thi
    Would you be willing to ignore thousands of prospective clients in exchange for an audience of hundreds of prospective “ideal” clients? Yes? Good. You understand marketing. You know that in a vast, undifferentiated mass market,…
  • May 19

    7 out of 10 lawyers agree

    7 out of 10 lawyers agree
    Remember that toothpaste commercial from years ago claiming that, “7 out of 10 dentists agree. . .”? What if I told you the real number was “8 out of 10”? Why on earth would they low-ball it? Actually, I don’t…
Rank this Week: 440

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 646

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • May 23

    Trump Names Potential Supreme Court Pick

    Trump Names Potential Supreme Court Pick
    Attorney Page Pate and American University Law Professor Steve Vladeck appear on CNN to discuss presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s announcement of his possible picks for the United States… read more → The…
  • May 5

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case
    Attorney Page Pate discusses possible reasons for Judge Staley’s decision to move the trial for Justin Ross Harris out of Cobb County. The post Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case appeared first on .
  • May 5

    Our firm helps whistleblower win $15 million settlement

    Our firm helps whistleblower win $15 million settlement
    Huntsville online furniture sales merchant Kelly Wells will receive 16% of a $15 million government settlement with Z Gallerie, equalling $2.4 million. The whistleblower award results from a successful federal… read more → The…
Rank this Week: 430

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • May 23

    NIH takes stronger steps to improve patient safety at Bethesda Clinical Center

    NIH takes stronger steps to improve patient safety at Bethesda Clinical Center
    Federal officials have decided to sweep out the executive ranks at the flagship hospital of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, this after a blue-chip investigating committee rebuked the institution and declared that research…
  • May 22

    As hype mars health care, Comedian John Oliver shows why skepticism’s needed

    As hype mars health care, Comedian John Oliver shows why skepticism’s needed
    Who can you believe these days for health news? A biotech company that promised the stars when it comes to one of the most common medical diagnostics—it promised cheaper, faster, more convenient blood testing—has, instead,…
  • May 20

    Real people’s stories about health care’s headaches, heartaches (and even joys)

    Real people’s stories about health care’s headaches, heartaches (and even joys)
    In medical science as well as advocacy, the anecdotal has its limits as evidence. But nothing illustrates the complexity, headaches, and heartaches of modern health care like real people’s stories, such as these recommended reads: Why…
Rank this Week: 618

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Fire Starts at an Orlando Trash Facility

    Fire Starts at an Orlando Trash Facility
    On Thursday night, a fire broke out in one of Orlando’s waste management facilities. The Orange County Fire Rescue reports that the fire started shortly after midnight at the trash depository situated at 4986 L B McLeod Road. This…
  • May 17

    Recall of Kubota Utility Vehicle

    Recall of Kubota Utility Vehicle
    The popular tractor and utility vehicle manufacturer Kubota has issued a recall concerning several models of their gas-powered utility vehicles. The recall affects the Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 models from the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. …
  • May 17

    Volusia Teen Killed in Ormond Beach Train Collision

    Volusia Teen Killed in Ormond Beach Train Collision
    On Sunday night in Ormond Beach, Robert M. Harris, a student at the Volusia County high school who had recently turned 18, was waiting for a friend to pick him up after finishing his shift at the River Grille Restaurant. The report filed by…
Rank this Week: 889

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 23

    How Dangerous Is Invokana?

    How Dangerous Is Invokana?
    Invokana continues to be linked to serious health problems. Our office has closely followed developments with the diabetes medication Invokana since it was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although relatively new…
  • May 16

    Distracted Driving: Much Worse Than Reported

    Distracted Driving: Much Worse Than Reported
    On our law firm website, we provide some government statistics concerning distracted driving dangers. However, we believe those statistics fail to reveal the full picture. We believe they significantly under-report the problem of distracted…
  • May 9

    Distracted Driving: Why Texting Is Especially Dangerou

    Distracted Driving: Why Texting Is Especially Dangerou
    In our fast-paced world, so many things seek to divert our attention. Distracted driving has become a major cause of automobile accidents. Yearly, thousands of people are injured or killed due to a distracted driver. The picture below shows a…
Rank this Week: 945

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 465

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada
    As reported last week on Slaw.ca, a working group of law librarians, lawyers and law professors has been set up to develop a new legal citation guide for Canada:"There is currently no standard legal citation guide in Canada that has been…
  • May 19

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.Here are a few recent updates about the new federation:CFLA Replaces…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for May 1-15, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
Rank this Week: 678

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • May 20

    Incarcerated Students & Special Ed Law Part VI: overview #IncarceratedStudent

    Incarcerated Students & Special Ed Law Part VI: overview #IncarceratedStudent
    OK so as we wind down this series about special ed students who have had an encounter with the criminal law, let's review.First as to the issue in general, we know that OSEP and other federal agencies are interested in this topic. This means…
  • May 16

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 488

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • May 23

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic

    E2 Visa Investment Amount | Learn the Basic
    As a foreign investor, before filing a petition to establish a new business venture, or purchase a pre-existing business in the U.S. you must first consider your E2 visa investment amount along with other requirements. E2 treaty investor…
  • May 20

    Workers of Extraordinary Ability | O-1 Visa FAQ

    Workers of Extraordinary Ability | O-1 Visa FAQ
    O-1 Visa FAQs Introduction Who should obtain an O-1 Visa? The O-1A and the O-1B Visas are specifically designed for foreign nationals with extraordinary abilities in the fields of science, business, art, athletics, motion pictures,…
  • May 5

    Maintaining O-1 Visa Statu

    Maintaining O-1 Visa Statu
    An O-1 Visa for nonimmigrants is an extraordinary abilities visa. This means it is meant for gifted individuals who are entering the United States to work, study, or perform. An O-1 Visa affords you some special benefits when visiting the…
Rank this Week: 643

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
  • May 18

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney
    Please be advised that more and more banks are refusing to accept any financial power of attorney other than their own form.  This may not be a huge problem if you are still competent, but if you become incapacitated later and have not…
Rank this Week: 741

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • May 23

    M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children

    M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children
    Mr Justice Peter JacksonI was going to write a post about this case, which contains a serious warning from Mr Justice Peter Jackson to any parent considering making covert recordings of children involved in family proceedings. However, upon…
  • May 22

    News Essentials: 23rd May 2016

    News Essentials: 23rd May 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSPresident declares that UK law should give single parents through surrogacy the same rights as couplesSir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family…
  • May 20

    Government plans, conspiracy theories and more...

    Government plans, conspiracy theories and more...
    In my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog I look with trepidation at government plans for reform, debunk a conspiracy theory and, for good measure, look at an Irish case involving the alleged…
Rank this Week: 881

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 23

    El Salvador Releases Maria Teresa Rivera; Indiana Court to Decide Fate of Purvi Patel

    El Salvador Releases Maria Teresa Rivera; Indiana Court to Decide Fate of Purvi Patel
    On Friday, El Salvador released Maria Teresa Rivera, a 33-year old woman who was serving a 40 year prison sentence for aggravated homicide following a miscarriage. Hospital staff accused Rivera of having an abortion when she was brought to…
  • May 22

    Congressional Efforts to Prevent Use of RFRA to Discriminate

    Congressional Efforts to Prevent Use of RFRA to Discriminate
    ACLU Blog (May 18, 2016): The Religious Refusals Fight Comes to Washington, by Ian S. Thompson: When the Supreme Court remanded Zubik v. Burwell last week, it avoided answering questions about the limits of the Religious Freedom Restoration…
  • May 21

    Parties Ability to Settle in Zubik Will Turn on Their Type of Insurance Plan

    Parties Ability to Settle in Zubik Will Turn on Their Type of Insurance Plan
    Balkanization (May 17, 2016): What to expect from the Zubik remand: a possible solution for "church plans," but otherwise no common ground, by Marty Lederman: In his post on Balkanization, Marty Lederman considers the possibility of…
Rank this Week: 687

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer
    On Thursday night I had the privilege to receive on behalf of my firm, Harrington Family Lawyers, an equity and diversity award from the Queensland Law Society.Three awards were handed out by the Society- Large firm- to Clayton Utz (which…
  • Apr 27

    Thank you everyone! Over half a million page views!

    Thank you everyone! Over half a million page views!
    Thank you everyone who has viewed my blog. Ever since it kicked off a few years ago, my Australian Divorce Blog has continued to attract visitors.According to Google, the blog has had 546, 298 page views.When I started the blog, I would never…
  • Apr 27

    Will the real "parents" please stand up?

    Will the real "parents" please stand up?
    Almost every day, I have to advise clients about whether they are or they are not parents under the Family Law Act. Sometimes this is because they have undertaken surrogacy, or because they have had IVF. It was always so simple before the…
Rank this Week: 484

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Seat Belts Still Important for Driver, Passenger Safety

    Seat Belts Still Important for Driver, Passenger Safety
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of seat belts in a vehicle is the most effective way to prevent injuries and save lives in the event of a car accident or other traffic crash. Yet despite the prevalence of…
  • May 20

    Strains and Sprains are the Most Common Workers Compensation Claim

    Strains and Sprains are the Most Common Workers Compensation Claim
    Any job poses certain risks to the employees who perform them, even if those jobs seem routine or possible mundane. Certain field and types of work are more dangerous than others and those who are employed in construction, healthcare…
  • May 18

    What Are the Risks of Working in Chicago’s Construction Industry?

    What Are the Risks of Working in Chicago’s Construction Industry?
    Construction is major business in the Chicago area and all across the state, for that matter. New buildings, roads, infrastructure changes, and open spaces are always being crafted, designed, and put into action, necessitating the help from…
Rank this Week: 611

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Federal Parliamentary inquiry says no to commercial surrogacy

    Federal Parliamentary inquiry says no to commercial surrogacy
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  • May 21

    I have been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year. Please vote!

    I have been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year. Please vote!
    I am greatly humbled to have again been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year in the Queen's Ball Awards. The Awards have been running for 55 years, and are the world's longest running. They are held in Brisbane each June, this time on 11…
  • May 21

    It was great to help! UK single dad allowed to undertake surrogacy

    It was great to help! UK single dad allowed to undertake surrogacy
    England's top family law judge has overturned a law that said only  couples could undertake surrogacy. Sir James Munby, the President of the England and Wales High Court Family Division, has made a formal declaration that UK law…
Rank this Week: 489

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    PD EXODUS

    PD EXODUS
    The relentless march of time and loss of legal talent continued this past week as PDs young and old, new and grizzled, gathered somewhere downtown to bid adieu to Stephen Kramer, Jay Kolsky and Bob Aaron. Along with the pending retirement of…
  • May 20

    JUDGE GIL FREEMAN RETIRES

    JUDGE GIL FREEMAN RETIRES
    Judge Gil Freeman had a retirement party this week. There was food, fun, frivolity, friendship and a good time had by all. Judge Freeman made a brief appearance in the REGJB as a "newish" judge and then repaired to Civil and Family…
  • May 17

    SILENCE IS ....NON INCULPATORY

    SILENCE IS ....NON INCULPATORY
    In what seems like a no-brainer, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a defendant's pre-miranda, pre-arrest silence CANNOT be used as evidence of guilt because it would violate the right against self-incrimination. State v. Horrowitz…
Rank this Week: 780

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?

    Copyright &amp; Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?
    In Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., --- Fed. Appx. ---- (December 18, 2015) dealt with the question of whether voiceover "baby murloc" recordings made by an employee of Blizzard Entertainment were "works for hire" under the Copyright…
  • May 19

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence

    Copyright &amp; Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence
    In Guzman v. Hacienda Records and Recording Studio, Inc.,  -- F.3d --- (December 14, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had the opportunity to listen to some Tejano music.Guzman, the writer of the music and…
  • May 16

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?
     If someone sues you for a copyright infringement you didn't commit and the case gets dismissed, shouldn't you get your attorneys fees?  In Killer Joe Nevada LLC v. Does 1-20, 807 F.3d 908 (8th Circuit 2015), the United States Court…
Rank this Week: 532

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 23

    Trump's SCOTUS List and the Garland Nomination

    Trump's SCOTUS List and the Garland Nomination
    by Michael DorfWhat, if anything, is wrong with a presidential candidate releasing a list of the names of his or her prospective SCOTUS nominees, as Donald Trump recently did?The most obvious objection to the list is that it politicizes…
  • May 20

    Fed Courts Exam 2016: Unexpected Consequences for President Sander

    Fed Courts Exam 2016: Unexpected Consequences for President Sander
    by Michael DorfAs per my custom, I am posting the Federal Courts exam I administered this past semester. It features President Bernie Sanders. This is not an endorsement. In order to make the scenario realistic, I needed an anti-NAFTA…
  • May 19

    A Few More Thoughts on the Four-Four Court

    A Few More Thoughts on the Four-Four Court
    By Eric SegallYesterday, I participated in the New York Times’ Room for Debate with Professors Garrett Epps and Kermit Roosevelt, both of whom I deeply admire. The topic was the pros and cons of the four-four evenly divided (among…
Rank this Week: 912

Chalik & Chalik Personal Injury…

Chalik & Chalik Personal Injury Blog

Covers car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and birth injuries in Florida.

http://www.chaliklaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Miami hospital has highest C-section rate in United State

    Miami hospital has highest C-section rate in United State
    Florida hospitals have among the highest cesarean section rates for low-risk pregnancies for first-time mothers in the nation. Consumer Reports analyzed C-section data reported by more than 1200 hospitals across the country. They found…
  • May 20

    Hidden slip and fall hazards of steps and stairway

    Hidden slip and fall hazards of steps and stairway
    Slip and fall accidents on stairs can cause serious injuries. Stairways come with inherent dangers that are usually not present on level surfaces. While sometimes the hazards may be obvious, in other cases they may be harder to detect.…
  • May 16

    Can epidurals be harmful for babies?

    Can epidurals be harmful for babies?
    Epidurals have become a common method for managing pain during labor and delivery. Over half of all pregnant women in the United States choose to receive the injections for pain relief during childbirth. An epidural injection is a regional…
Rank this Week: 929

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • May 23

    Partner Who Wrongfully Dissolved Partnership Hit With Whopping 66% Minority Discount

    Partner Who Wrongfully Dissolved Partnership Hit With Whopping 66% Minority Discount
    A minority partner paid a heavy price for wrongfully dissolving the partnership in an appellate ruling last week applying a 66% minority discount -- along with marketability and goodwill discounts and offsets for damages -- to the value of…
  • May 16

    A Potpourri of Partnership Breakup

    A Potpourri of Partnership Breakup
    The partnership form of business association largely has faded from the scene as a vehicle for commercial enterprises, in favor of LLCs and S corporations, but there remains a trickle of litigated cases involving partnership breakups, three…
  • May 9

    The Prohibition Against Using Company Funds for Legal Fees in Dissolution Proceeding

    The Prohibition Against Using Company Funds for Legal Fees in Dissolution Proceeding
    A recent decision by Justice Stephen A. Bucaria in a common-law dissolution case prompts a look at the rules governing use of company funds to pay legal fees in dissolution cases. Learn more in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 631

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if I’m a Union Member?

    Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if I’m a Union Member?
    There are no special training or experience requirements needed to represent a member of a workers’ union who has been injured on the job. While it is helpful to have an attorney who has experience in union worker rights and injuries,…
  • May 20

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case
    A few years ago, video cameras were not a common fixture in public places. But today, when an injury or wrongful death occurs, the first thing investigators look for is video footage. These video recordings come from a variety of sources, and…
  • May 16

    Treatments versus Over-Treatment for Your Accident Injurie

    Treatments versus Over-Treatment for Your Accident Injurie
    Defense attorneys have one job: To disprove or discredit the plaintiff. When there is enough evidence establishing their client’s liability, defense attorneys will often turn to the treatment program – more specifically, they will…
Rank this Week: 823

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
  • May 21

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted
    Get ready for one of my common (but not yet patented — too abstract?) barrages of new shows over the next few days. That’s what weekends are for — catching up on Hearsay Culture postings! So,to quote XTC —…
  • Apr 10

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted
    I’m posting this show on a Sunday night, with The Jazztet’s Another Git Together (Mercury SR-60737, 1962), playing on my turntable. This is an appropriate background — although, as my guest points out in this interview,…
Rank this Week: 878

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • May 22

    Why It’s Important To Maintain A Strict Medical Treatment Plan After Being Injured

    Why It’s Important To Maintain A Strict Medical Treatment Plan After Being Injured
    In this article, we explain the medical nature of what typically happens after an accident, and discuss why it is important to seek and follow up on your treatment after an injury. When it comes to a bodily injury, whether it be from an…
  • May 18

    Payment Of Your Medical Bills By Your Insurance Is Not Free

    Payment Of Your Medical Bills By Your Insurance Is Not Free
    In this article we explain how payment of your medical bills typically works in a personal injury claim, and discuss the concept of reimbursable med-pay. How does med pay work in a personal injury claim? So you were injured in an automobile…
  • May 10

    Social Media And Your Personal Injury Claim

    Social Media And Your Personal Injury Claim
    SOCIAL MEDIA AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES If you have been injured as the result of another’s negligence and are pursuing a personal injury claim, you have probably been made aware that the defendant’s insurance company will do…
Rank this Week: 985

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order
     Tithe 10% to the Church -- or face the consequences on judgment day.  Then give 8% to the Feds -- or face the consequences on judgment day. United States v. Inouye, 2016 WL 2641109 (9thCir. May 10, 2016), decision available…
  • May 20

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231…

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231 (5-18-16)(McKeown with Tallman and Gleason, D.J.). "Time is money."  That was the conclusion of this opinion, which concerned loss calculation.  The defendant was convicted of various fraud…
  • May 20

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No.…

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No. 14-50509 (5-17-16)(Nelson with Callahan and N. Smith). The 9th holds that Guidelines amendment 794 (minor role) applies retroactively in direct appeals.Amendment 794 concerned minor role adjustments. …
Rank this Week: 778

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • May 21

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide
    The new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)  is designed to create a federal standard for trade secret protection – and includes remedies that permit federal judicial seizure of stolen trade secrets.  DTSA fills an…
  • May 19

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    As mentioned, I am a panelist at today’s “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami.  I will be “live blogging” the key…
  • May 18

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    Excited to be joining a distinguished group of lawyers to present a highly-interactive workshop called “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami. As readers of…
Rank this Week: 537

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People
    In United States v. Church, the Defendant quickly learned that some meals can wait.  David Church, Jr. was bringing home fast food when detectives appeared at his door looking to serve him with a warrant for violating his…
  • May 17

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix
    The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Barnes, recently confirmed two well-known facts: (a) it is not a good idea to hide guns in a waterbed; and (b) inmates will continue to ignore the advisory that their…
  • May 13

    The Long and Winding Road

    The Long and Winding Road
    Looking nervous and moving around during a traffic stop (for marginally touching a faded yellow line on a long and winding road) late at night is sufficient to give a police officer reasonable suspicion to detain you, search your person, and…
Rank this Week: 764

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
  • May 6

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined
    In an age where smartphones, social media and the Internet have led to improved connectivity, California legislators are looking for ways to prevent jurors from violating the rules. Judges issue strict instructions to jurors that they must…
Rank this Week: 798

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • May 20

    Assorted Stupidity #90

    Assorted Stupidity #90
    In this edition: a couple of unnecessary warnings, unexpected hot sauce, a defendant with magic pockets, and an American suspicious of math.        Related StoriesAssorted Stupidity #89Assorted…
  • May 19

    Google Awarded Patent for Sticky Car

    Google Awarded Patent for Sticky Car
    It's not quite as terrible an idea as it sounds.        Related StoriesBill Would Let Cops “Field Test” Your Phone After an AccidentThe TSA's Million-Dollar App (and My Zero-Dollar…
  • May 17

    A Case of “Struck by Turtle” (Almost)

    A Case of &ldquo;Struck by Turtle&rdquo; (Almost)
    I still wouldn't code this as a W59.22, but opinions may vary.        Related StoriesIs It Illegal to Make Your Spouse Ride on the Roof of the Car?Is an Alligator a “Deadly Weapon”? 
Rank this Week: 819

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 388

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 20

    House and Senate pass Zika funding measures, but significant compromise still needed

    House and Senate pass Zika funding measures, but significant compromise still needed
    The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate each passed bills this week authorizing emergency spending to combat the Zika virus. The House Zika funding measure (H.R. 5243) authorizes USD $622 million in funding, an amount significantly…
  • May 16

    House passes comprehensive opioid legislation in advance of negotiations with the Senate

    House passes comprehensive opioid legislation in advance of negotiations with the Senate
    During the week ending May 13, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a comprehensive set of 18 bills aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic. The largest of these bills, the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 (H.R.…
  • May 11

    CMS seeks feedback on standard form for SRDP submission

    CMS seeks feedback on standard form for SRDP submission
    CMS has asked for comments on a form for healthcare providers to disclose actual or potential violations of the federal self-referral (Stark) law.  The proposed format includes a disclosure form, a physician-information form,…
Rank this Week: 997

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement
    Cancer is difficult enough to endure, with many uncomfortable procedures, without you or a loved one having to worry about undergoing unnecessary ones. But that’s exactly what it is alleged that 21st Century Oncology Inc., headquartered…
  • May 18

    $34.8 Million Recovery for Alleged Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE Fraud

    $34.8 Million Recovery for Alleged Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE Fraud
    A sleep therapy products supplier, Respironics Inc., based in Pennsylvania, agreed to resolve charges of False Claims Act violations by paying $34.8 million because of a qui tam suit brought by a whistleblower. The agreement, announced in…
  • Apr 25

    Cleaning Up the Environment—or Just Cleaning Up?

    Cleaning Up the Environment—or Just Cleaning Up?
    Environmental regulations are part of our lives, and rightly so. We need to keep from trashing our home, this planet, for ourselves and for future generations. A lot of time, effort, and money have gone into cleaning up old messes and…
Rank this Week: 830

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier
    Most Texas landlords realize that when they rent to a tenant with a criminal history, the landlord may be held liable for criminal acts committed by that tenant. Texas Property Code Section 92.025 provides that a tenant cannot sue a landlord…
  • May 13

    Earthquakes and Fracing in Texa

    Earthquakes and Fracing in Texa
    Fracing, or hydrofracturing, is a natural gas extraction technique by which a liquid solution (primarily made up of water) is pumped into the ground at high pressures to fracture rock formations. Fracturing the rock releases gas that is…
  • Apr 22

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Oil & Gas Pipeline Case

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Oil &amp; Gas Pipeline Case
    The Texas Supreme Court recently granted a petition for review in the case of Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners. The review will focus on how the courts are to apply a test created by the Texas Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 598

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippiconsumerhelp.com/
  • May 20

    Things to know before you accept a new credit card

    Things to know before you accept a new credit card
    Before you accept a new credit card, there are a few things you need to know and to consider: Don’t accept too many – Be selective about the cards you choose and don’t have too many at one time. There is rarely a good reason…
  • May 18

    Attended Max Gardner’s Loan Modification Seminar

    Attended Max Gardner’s Loan Modification Seminar
    I attended the Regs X & Z / Loan Modification Seminar held in Shelby, NC this year with my daughter, Rachel. She is in law school and has heard me talk a lot about the mortgage crisis and how much wrongdoing happens every day to good,…
  • May 18

    22nd Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law

    22nd Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law
    I enjoyed speaking at the conference this year to my peers. The only thing I love more than taking a bite out of a banker and save someone’s home is teaching other attorneys how to do the same!  The title of my session was…
Rank this Week: 451

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
  • May 19

    Department of Labor issues overtime rule change

    Department of Labor issues overtime rule change
    On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor issued long awaited changes to the Federal rules setting forth the requirements for employees to qualify as exempt under the while collar exemptions.  Exempt employees are “exempt” from…
  • May 13

    Five interview practices every employer should know

    Five interview practices every employer should know
    Yes, it is that time again: Friday’s Five.  This week I address five interview practices that every California employer should know: 1.      Understand which questions employers cannot ask that may be…
Rank this Week: 965

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 670

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Jeep and Train involved in Fatal Accident

    Jeep and Train involved in Fatal Accident
    Railroad companies across this nation have strict rules to follow. Most of the rules serve purposes of safety and protection of motorists and pedestrians. As you may know, sometimes railroad companies do not follow said rules. This can cause…
  • May 13

    Injuries at the Gym

    Injuries at the Gym
    Gym memberships have significantly increased in number over the years. In the United States, there are currently 50 million individuals with gym memberships. With the steady increase in the amounts of people flocking to the gym over the years…
  • May 6

    Credit Card Fraud

    Credit Card Fraud
    In short, credit card fraud refers to the theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a debit card or credit card, as a fraudulent source of funds during a payment transaction. The motive for such crime may be to…
Rank this Week: 730

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Jeep and Train involved in Fatal Accident

    Jeep and Train involved in Fatal Accident
    Railroad companies across this nation have strict rules to follow. Most of the rules serve purposes of safety and protection of motorists and pedestrians. As you may know, sometimes railroad companies do not follow said rules. This can cause…
  • May 13

    Injuries at the Gym

    Injuries at the Gym
    Gym memberships have significantly increased in number over the years. In the United States, there are currently 50 million individuals with gym memberships. With the steady increase in the amounts of people flocking to the gym over the years…
  • May 6

    Credit Card Fraud

    Credit Card Fraud
    In short, credit card fraud refers to the theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a debit card or credit card, as a fraudulent source of funds during a payment transaction. The motive for such crime may be to…
Rank this Week: 617