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Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Broker Investigation: Churning Complaints Against Cory Bataan

    Broker Investigation: Churning Complaints Against Cory Bataan
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints against broker Cory Bataan (Bataan).  There are at least four customer complaints against Bataan and one employment termination for cause.  The customer…
  • Jun 15

    Customer Complaints Against Andrew Topka Involving Non-Traded REITs and Alternative Investment

    Customer Complaints Against Andrew Topka Involving Non-Traded REITs and Alternative Investment
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Andrew Topka (Topka).  According to BrokerCheck records Foote has been subject to at…
  • Jun 13

    FINRA Bars Brian Smit Over Private Securities Transaction

    FINRA Bars Brian Smit Over Private Securities Transaction
    The investment lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the regulatory action brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Brian Smit (Smit) formerly working out of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota office of LPL Financial…
Rank this Week: 230

Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Botulism Outbreak at Mississippi Prison

    Botulism Outbreak at Mississippi Prison
    The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a botulism outbreak at the federal prison in Yazoo City after 17 inmates became ill from drinking homemade alcohol. Last week, the inmates... Continue Reading
  • Feb 29

    Canned Goods Likely Cause of Washington Botulism Death

    Canned Goods Likely Cause of Washington Botulism Death
    The Washington State Public Health Laboratory confirmed botulism was the cause of two deaths in Grant County earlier in February. The deaths were announced on Feb. 19th by the Grant County... Continue Reading
  • Feb 19

    Canned food may be behind the recent deaths of two people in Grant County Washington

    Canned food may be behind the recent deaths of two people in Grant County Washington
    Heath officials are investigating the death of two people that was likely caused by botulism. Leaders at the Grant County Health District (GCHD) said it is still early in the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 588

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 492

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jun 14

    2016.018 Why It’s Time to Repeal the First Amendment

    2016.018 Why It’s Time to Repeal the First Amendment
    I teach the Constitution for a living. I revere the document when it is used to further social justice and make our country a more inclusive one. I admire the Founders for establishing a representative democracy that has survived for ……
  • Jun 13

    2016.017: I’m The Asshole the Robs Deserve

    2016.017: I’m The Asshole the Robs Deserve
    “Rob” commented: An investment banker closing a factory that has been a small town’s economic lifeblood and shipping those jobs off to Indonesia is creating value for the shareholders, and thus doing what is ethical and…
  • Jun 8

    2016.016: Jill Filipovic Makes Readers Stupider

    2016.016: Jill Filipovic Makes Readers Stupider
    When someone writing for a popular website says: Before I was a journalist full-time, I was a lawyer. I didn’t do criminal defense work, but I am the daughter of a public defender, and the friend, former classmate, and former ……
Rank this Week: 273

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Speed and Age Found to be Important Considerations in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

    Speed and Age Found to be Important Considerations in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
    In 2011, a researcher from the Triple AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published a report on the death rate in pedestrian-car accidents based on federal study of car crashes from 1994-1998; the study found the faster a car was going or…
  • Jun 2

    Former Coney Island Hospital Physician Alarmed by Substandard Care at the Facility

    Former Coney Island Hospital Physician Alarmed by Substandard Care at the Facility
    A pediatrician recently recounted his experience at Coney Island Hospital as a resident to the New York Post.  The MD reportedly witnessed terrible patient care, especially for children. The physician wished to remain anonymous as he…
  • May 18

    New Bill Proposes Minimum Staff Requirements in NY Hospital

    New Bill Proposes Minimum Staff Requirements in NY Hospital
    On May 6, 2016 six rallies were held throughout the state of New York by the Nurses Association to gain support for a bill that will create a standard for nurse to patient ratios. The bill, called Safe Staffing for Quality Care, calls for…
Rank this Week: 989

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 14

    The 35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference

    The 35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
    I’m going to be one of the speakers at next week’s 35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference. The organizers have put together a great program. If you’re able to attend, you should. It’ll be time well…
  • Jun 6

    4th DCA says no to criminalizing inheritance litigation; reverses 7-year prison sentence

    4th DCA says no to criminalizing inheritance litigation; reverses 7-year prison sentence
    Franke v. State, — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 358614 (Fla. 4th DCA January 27, 2016)  As lawyers, one of our jobs is anticipating the “worst case scenario” and counseling our clients appropriately. For trusts and estates…
  • May 31

    How to litigate deed-to-trust cases in Florida

    How to litigate deed-to-trust cases in Florida
    Just because a deed says property’s being transferred to a “trustee” doesn’t make it so. If the deed doesn’t comply with F.S. 689.07′s disclosure requirements, the named trustee is deemed to own the…
Rank this Week: 330

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    MidPoint Calculator

    MidPoint Calculator
    As a mediator I am often the middle ground just like a midpoint is on a line in geometry.  Although mediating is not as simple as figuring out a math equation, I have created a tool that will enable finding the midpoint of the amount…
  • Jun 9

    Older People Make Decisions Differently Than Younger One

    Older People Make Decisions Differently Than Younger One
    If your client or the opposing party is older you may find their decision making is different than those who are younger, according to recent research. How they approach risk differs so what offers they’re willing to make or take may…
  • Jun 1

    If You Liked It Before You’ll Like It Again (Maybe Too Much)

    If You Liked It Before You’ll Like It Again (Maybe Too Much)
    We are creatures of habit. Most of us like predictability and certainty. It cuts down on the mental effort needed to get through the day. We generally like the choices we make, even though those choices may have been made without great…
Rank this Week: 435

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jun 14

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG
    The courts in Nashville,Tennessee will require random drug testing if you are charged with a multiple DUI charge. It is a condition of your bail bond. Positive drug test could mean that your bail would be revoked pending the outcome of your…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
Rank this Week: 459

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 542

Maryland Injury Attorneys Blog

Maryland Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Maryland medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury law. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Losing Evidence Could Damage a Personal Injury Case

    Losing Evidence Could Damage a Personal Injury Case
    We prove personal injury claims at trial by presenting evidence. That much is obvious. Although sometimes third parties have important evidence, often the most vital evidence is in the hands of the Plaintiff (the injured person) or the…
  • Jun 1

    Traumatic Brain Injury Can Be Silent But Damaging

    Traumatic Brain Injury Can Be Silent But Damaging
    Normally, when someone is injured as a result of an accident, they know it. They have pain, they are bleeding, or have any number of symptoms. But there is an injury that is often hidden, and which may not manifest itself until time passes,…
  • May 10

    Admitting Expert Testimony in Injury Trial

    Admitting Expert Testimony in Injury Trial
    A personal injury trial can require knowledge of much more than just personal injury laws. A lawyer often needs to present argument and testimony that go beyond law and into varying fields of expertise. A medical malpractice case will require…
Rank this Week: 825

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault

    The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault
    Recently in the news we have been hearing about Brock Turner, the Stanford University student swimmer who was convicted of sexual assault. The judge in Mr. Turner’s case sentenced him to 180 days in county jail despite the request of…
  • Jun 8

    Stanford Swimmer Guilty of Rape

    Stanford Swimmer Guilty of Rape
    Brock Turner, a Stanford University freshman and star athlete was convicted in March 2016 of 3 felony counts of sexual assault. Just over a week ago, Judge Aaron Persky of Santa Clara County sentenced Brock Turner to six months in county…
  • Jun 4

    Actor Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

    Actor Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
    Mark Salling, 33, an actor who appeared on “Glee” was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on federal charges of possessing child pornography. Salling played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox show. He was…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Jun 14

    "Abduction of Children to the United States" published in AJ Famille

    "Abduction of Children to the United States" published in AJ Famille
    The below article was recently published in the May 2016 issue of AJ Famille, a monthly publication featuring articles on all aspects of Family Law, with a French focus:The Hague Abduction Convention in the United StatesJeremy D. Morley*The…
  • Jun 8

    Notes on Colombia and International Child Abduction

    Notes on Colombia and International Child Abduction
  • Jun 7

    Expert Testimony on Risk of Child Abduction to Japan

    Expert Testimony on Risk of Child Abduction to Japan
    Jeremy MorleyAnother U.S. case was resolved today based on my expert testimony concerning the risk of permitting child visitation to Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released some limited information about the number of…
Rank this Week: 779

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Don't Support the Media's Meme

    Don't Support the Media's Meme
    The Orlando shooter was not insane, or a deranged madman: like all haters, he had to be carefully taught.Indeed, he had visited the Pulse Club some dozen or so times beforehand, and had perhaps sought to hunt down victims by using gay dating…
  • Jun 9

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)
    [Blogging lately has taken a back seat to other pressing matters. This post from 2012, however, still resonates with me, and if anything is even more topical now than when I first wrote it. Ponder the truths in it as you witness the ongoing…
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
Rank this Week: 446

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 747

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale
    The Plaintiffs in this case wanted to sell their residential property.  They listed the property for sale and the Defendant agreed to purchase it for $1,685,000.  The Agreement of Purchase and Sale was dated August 25, 2014 and the…
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
Rank this Week: 485

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 988

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk at the Connecticut Legal Conference about employment law issues. My talk focused on free speech rights in the workplace — a topic I’ve covered well in some prior posts here and here, for…
  • Jun 6

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?
    Over the weekend, I finished planning for our webinar tomorrow on the new overtime rules.  In digging deeper into the materials produced by the Department of Labor on the final rule, I looked at the use of volunteers as a solution…
  • Jun 2

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule
    I’m looking forward to “seeing” lots of you at next week’s free webinar we’re having on the new overtime rules and how they impact Connecticut employers. One of the issues that we’ll touch upon is how the…
Rank this Week: 401

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Georgia Double Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Driver

    Georgia Double Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Driver
    How often have you been driving on a highway, followed too closely by a truck? Unfortunately, this is a common experience and can lead to serious or fatal injury. This is because when velocity and weight combine, the truck driver can find out…
  • Jun 14

    Georgia Double Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Driver

    Georgia Double Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Driver
    How often have you been driving on a highway, followed too closely by a truck? Unfortunately, this is a common experience and can lead to serious or fatal injury. This is because when velocity and weight combine, the truck driver can find out…
  • May 25

    Georgians Remember the Fallen and Stay Safe

    Georgians Remember the Fallen and Stay Safe
    Memorial Day is coming up soon. Many families and friends will get together over the weekend for picnics and cook outs. Many Americans will also visit cemeteries to honor those fallen fighting for our country — the original and still…
Rank this Week: 342

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 42

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Jun 13

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
    Like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Trump's proposal to exclude all Muslims is "induced by blind racism and eagerness to deflect blame onto other groups." Also like the 1882 Act, it's unconstitutiona. See, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark,…
  • May 3

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider
    Texas had to change it's rules in order to license the Karnes County Residential Center as a child care provider, but the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has done it. The license was issued for 60 days, giving the facility…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa
    From the American Immigration Council: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward April 18, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v.…
Rank this Week: 809

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Egregiously Willful

    Egregiously Willful
    Following the dictum of "I know it when I see it," and in keeping with the Supreme Court's practice of granting the judiciary arbitrary power, the Supreme Court today in Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics (14-1513) found that willful…
  • Jun 1

    Self-Referential

    Self-Referential
    In Enfish v. Microsoft et al, the CAFC (2015-1244) continues to split hairs about software as patentable subject matter under §101. Enfish's 6,151,604 and 6,163,775 claim a "self-referential" database, where the database is a single…
  • Mar 28

    Apple v. Samsung Saga

    Apple v. Samsung Saga
    The long-running patent battle between Apple and Samsung took a comedic turn when the CAFC (2015-1171) threw out a $120 million judgment against Samsung for infringing Apple touch-screen patents that were obvious (8,046,721…
Rank this Week: 385

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    From the Crypt

    From the Crypt
    Hah!  I see I have had 130 hits today on a blog the has been  moribund for nearly two years.On review of my Facebook stuff, I can see that I have been trying to blog over there.  I think it may be easier to link to FB now than…
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
Rank this Week: 72

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of family law in Georgia. By Lunn Law LLC.

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
Rank this Week: 733

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Fast Annuity Stat

    Fast Annuity Stat
    June 13, 2016 – Some quick statistics we singled out from among the Key Findings of the 2013 Survey of Owners of Individual Annuity Contracts, conducted jointly by The Gallup Organization and Matthew Greenwald & Associates for The…
  • Jun 3

    Dream On, Don

    Dream On, Don
    June 3, 2016 – It’s been less than a week since I read about the abrupt death of one of the structured settlement industry’s greatest champions Don McNay and I’m still struggling to come to grips with this tragic news.…
  • May 27

    Structured Settlements or U.S. Treasuries for Better Yields?

    Structured Settlements or U.S. Treasuries for Better Yields?
    May 27, 2016 – Yesterday the United States Treasury sold $28 billion worth of 7-year notes. Probably safe to assume the collective wisdom of those doing the buying don’t believe rates are going to improve anytime soon. Otherwise,…
Rank this Week: 568

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneysblawg.com/
  • Jun 13

    Cap on 104 Weeks of Indemnity Declared Unconstitutional

    Cap on 104 Weeks of Indemnity Declared Unconstitutional
    The Florida Supreme Court on June 9, 2016 in the case of Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, Case No. SC13-1976 declared SFA440.15(2)(a) unconstitutional.  That provision sought to limit disability benefits to an injured worker to only…
  • May 24

    Injured Workers Right to Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney Restored by the First DCA

    Injured Workers Right to Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney Restored by the First DCA
    In Miles vs. City of Edgewater Police, 1D15-0165 the First District Court of Appeal declared Florida Statutes 440.105(3)(c) and 440.34 unconstitutional because they infringe on the Claimant’s right to contract to pay attorney’s…
  • May 10

    Beware of ExParte Communications between a Nurse Case Manager and a Physician

    Beware of ExParte Communications between a Nurse Case Manager and a Physician
    Are ex parte communications between a nurse case manager and a physician permissible?  The answer to this question truly depends on whether the nurse case manager is a qualified rehabilitative provider performing a reemployment…
Rank this Week: 981

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    Speaker Law Firm attends WLAM Culinary Challenge

    Speaker Law Firm attends WLAM Culinary Challenge
    Speaker Law Firm had a great time joining Women Lawyers Association of Michigan's Wayne Chapter for this Annual Culinary Challenge at the home of a Court of Appeals Judge last week.Left to Right: Liisa Speaker, Tracy GreenLeft to Right: Elisa…
  • Jun 8

    DHHS and Courts Must Actively Assist Intellectually, Cognitively or Developmentally Impaired Parent

    DHHS and Courts Must Actively Assist Intellectually, Cognitively or Developmentally Impaired Parent
    The Court of Appeals (COA) vacated a trial court’s order terminating the parental rights of a cognitively impaired young woman due to the repeated failure of the DHHS to make reasonable efforts to reunify the family. The facts of this…
  • Jun 3

    Stepparent adoption set aside due to parties’ fraud

    Stepparent adoption set aside due to parties’ fraud
    The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court decision to set aside the stepparent adoption of KJS due to the parties’ significant and positive fraud.The facts of this case (In re KJS, Minor, No.330722) are simple. KJS was born in the…
Rank this Week: 624

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law issues, cases and news with a focus on Tennessee. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseelawblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    System to Recall Defective Tires ‘Completely Broken,’ According to Official

    System to Recall Defective Tires ‘Completely Broken,’ According to Official
    Most of us drive vehicles to and from work and to take our kids where they need to go each day. This means we need our vehicles to be safe and reliable for our loved ones and families. Unfortunately, sometimes vehicles have faulty parts such…
  • Jun 6

    Tennessee Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths Higher than in the last Twenty Year

    Tennessee Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths Higher than in the last Twenty Year
    As the Tennessee grows, tragic accidents between cars and people have dramatically risen.  In fact, there have been one hundred and twenty pedestrians and bicyclists killed as of December 29, 2015.  Six  other pedestrians died…
  • May 18

    Department of Justice Launches Targeted Elder Justice Task Force

    Department of Justice Launches Targeted Elder Justice Task Force
    To help combat the epidemic of elder abuse, on March 30th of 2016, the Department of Justice  made an announcement about the formal launch of 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces designed to identify nursing homes and other long-term…
Rank this Week: 802

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 883

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    E. coli Outbreak at Pho 75 Vietnamese Restaurant

    E. coli Outbreak at Pho 75 Vietnamese Restaurant
    Colorado press reports that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Aurora. The outbreak was reported at Pho 75, an... Continue Reading
  • May 31

    Flour Linked to Another E. coli Outbreak

    Flour Linked to Another E. coli Outbreak
    General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of three brands of flour, totaling about 10 million pounds, in response to a 20-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened 38... Continue Reading
  • Apr 1

    Now 34 with E. coli Linked to Oak Leaf Farm

    Now 34 with E. coli Linked to Oak Leaf Farm
    The State Department of Public Health (DPH) today issued the following update on the E. coli outbreak linked to the Oak Leaf Farm in Lebanon, CT: DPH is investigating 34 confirmed cases... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 128

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycles, Boats or Horses Can be Toxic to your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Minnesota Bankruptcy

    Motorcycles, Boats or Horses Can be Toxic to your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Minnesota Bankruptcy
    I recently posted on Google Plus about how certain things tend to be toxic to a possible bankruptcy. The most common one I see is a Harley Davidson. Other items in this category would include boats and horses, especially if they are fancy and…
  • May 14

    One of the Best 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Minneapolis?

    One of the Best 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Minneapolis?
    Some outfit I have never heard of called “Expertise” has decided that I am one of the best 25 bankruptcy lawyers in Minneapolis.  Perhaps this is an honor, but I’m suspicious.  There’s a bunch of code they…
  • Apr 14

    Important Changes to the Essential Bankruptcy Number

    Important Changes to the Essential Bankruptcy Number
    I find myself today (April 14, 2016) in the process of updating what seems like way more than half of the numbers on my website. The Department of Justice just issued a major set of changes. I need to incorporate them into a series of…
Rank this Week: 982

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
Rank this Week: 828

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 732

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
  • Jun 10

    9/11 WTC Compensation Fund to Issue New Zadroga Act Regulations Next Week

    9/11 WTC Compensation Fund to Issue New Zadroga Act Regulations Next Week
    Important: Remember that you must "Register" with the Victim Compensation Fund within certain deadlines depending on your 9/11 related diagnosis. Unfortunately, every day we are hearing from more 9/11 responders and downtown Manhattan…
  • May 27

    Important New WTC Status Report from 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    Important New WTC Status Report from 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum issued an important new report this week on the status of claims processing for first responders and other victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. See the key…
  • Apr 5

    9/11 Firefighter Widow Wins $3 Million WTC Pension after Nine Year Court Fight

    9/11 Firefighter Widow Wins $3 Million WTC Pension after Nine Year Court Fight
    The 9/11 WTC presumption is not only important in the Fernandez firefighter pension case, but it is equally important in 9/11 WTC cancer cases. After all, how is a disabled 9/11 hero supposed to prove that 9/11 related cancers such as…
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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jun 10

    Three-Inch Step From Store to Sidewalk Not a Dangerous Condition

    Three-Inch Step From Store to Sidewalk Not a Dangerous Condition
    In Mooney v. Genuine Parts Co. d/b/a National Automotive Association, Inc., No., W2015-02080-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 11, 2016), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for defendant retail store in a premises liability…
  • Jun 6

    Proof of Actual Malice in False Light Case

    Proof of Actual Malice in False Light Case
    A recent Court of Appeals case serves as a reminder of the difficulty of proving actual malice in a false light claim made by a public official. In Eisenstein v. WTVF-TV, No. M2015-00422-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 3, 2016), plaintiff was a…
  • Jun 3

    No Reasonable Reliance in Money Washing Scheme

    No Reasonable Reliance in Money Washing Scheme
    In a 40-plus page opinion that reads like a prince-handing-out-gold email scam, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed a trial court’s judgment that a plaintiff had not proven intentional misrepresentation because his reliance on the…
Rank this Week: 598

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jun 10

    Millions of Twitter Passwords Hacked 12 days ago

    Millions of Twitter Passwords Hacked 12 days ago
    Hat tip to Mike Kawula of Social Quant: The Wall Street Journal reported that millions of passwords were compromised on Sunday May 29. Estimates are that roughly 15% of all Twitter accounts being forced to change their password,…
  • May 28

    4 Effective Ways Attorneys Can Market with Coloring Book

    4 Effective Ways Attorneys Can Market with Coloring Book
    I just bought a coloring book as a present for my wife and a second one for myself. Entitled “Live Life Colorfully,” they are available for $12. The jacket says, “Our Live Life Colorfully book can help you focus, sooth…
  • May 26

    Lawyers Cheer the Uncloaking of Bogus Accolade

    Lawyers Cheer the Uncloaking of Bogus Accolade
    Lawyers nationwide are cheering that a court has finally mustered the courage to expose the well-funded corporations behind: “Super Lawyers” “Rising Stars” "Best Lawyers” “Superior…
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Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jun 10

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose

    Amy Cuddy and the Power Pose
    Have you seen it? The TED Talk with 30 million views? You know, the Wonder Woman power pose? If you have, you have a general idea of what I’m writing about. If not, read on, and then click to the talk after you have read this post.…
  • Jun 3

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp

    NITA Offers Witness Examination Boot Camp
    Our upcoming June NITA program is sold out, but if you are looking for something unique, check out NITA Drills: A Witness Examination Boot Camp. Our colleagues Michael A. Kelly and Ben B. Rubinowitz will present…
  • May 5

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt
    Studying others as they speak in public is an important step in developing your own personal style. Whether they are top-notch presenters or inexperienced speakers, you can learn from them. Find good role models and steal their ideas. Adapt…
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Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jun 10

    ACI Conference for Women Lawyers in the Life Science Practice Space

    ACI Conference for Women Lawyers in the Life Science Practice Space
    I am so pleased to be a part of a conference that will convene in Boston on July 28 and 29, 2016 to address the issues of leadership and advancement for women lawyers in life science law.  I will be moderating a panel titled "Tales from…
  • Jun 9

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending June 10, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending June 10, 2016
    Hillary Clinton Has Clinched Democratic Nomination, Survey Reports. Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Dean of the N.C. Central University law school, was recently tapped by President Barack Obama to serve on an advisory board for historically black…
  • Jun 9

    Joint us at Battle of the Bands San Francisco - June 15!

    Joint us at Battle of the Bands San Francisco - June 15!
    Lawyers Who Rock: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence Returns to San Francisco Join us in San Francisco on June 15 for an epic battle-of-the-bands fundraiser, Banding Together to End Domestic Violence.   This fun…
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Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers patient safety topics and related verdicts and settlements. By Lubin & Meyer PC.

http://www.thepatientsafetyblog.org/
  • Jun 10

    $16.7M Judgment in Misdiagnosed Lung Cancer Death Case Upheld on Appeal

    $16.7M Judgment in Misdiagnosed Lung Cancer Death Case Upheld on Appeal
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a $16.7M judgment from June, 2014, in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit involving misdiagnosed lung cancer. The lawsuit was brought by the daughter of a 47-year-old woman who died from a…
  • Apr 27

    Lubin & Meyer Lawsuit Leads to FDA Ban of Electronic Shock Devices for Use on Autistic Children

    Lubin &amp; Meyer Lawsuit Leads to FDA Ban of Electronic Shock Devices for Use on Autistic Children
    When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week a proposal to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs), it was a long awaited final chapter in a lawsuit brought by Lubin & Meyer on behalf of Cheryl McCollins whose…
  • Apr 14

    Concurrent Surgeries at MGH Spur Federal Investigation

    Concurrent Surgeries at MGH Spur Federal Investigation
    Lubin & Meyer lawsuits are at the center of widening probe into double-booking surgeries Recent investigative reporting by the award-winning Boston Globe Spotlight Team on "Concurrent Surgeries" at Mass General Hospital and…
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Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
  • Feb 3

    Georgia’s Likely New Pre-Garnishment Notice Not All Good New

    Georgia’s Likely New Pre-Garnishment Notice Not All Good New
    Georgia may soon have a new law governing wage garnishments and bank account levies.  But the news is not all good. You may recall that back in September, 2015, I reported that federal judge Marvin Shoob had issued a ruling that…
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California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 162

First Impressions

First Impressions

Covers legal issues and news in Indiana. By Jennifer Mehalik of the Indiana Lawyer.

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • Jun 9

    Check out the Department of Workforce Development

    Check out the Department of Workforce Development
    Meet the Commissioner. CommissionerCommissioner Braun was appointed in 2014 to serve as Indiana’s Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development, which is tasked with building a highly skilled and educated Hoosier workforce…
  • May 12

    Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t

    Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t
    – Megan Carrell,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal As a recent college graduate, I had the privilege of experiencing that wonderful existential crisis of “What now?” Here’s a few things I’ve…
  • Apr 20

    [IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington

    [IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington
    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (April 11, 2016) – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Inc., a tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in vehicle lightweighting technologies, announced plans today to expand its operations in Huntington, creating up…
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US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Jun 9

    Training Visa Option

    Training Visa Option
    There are three visa options for foreign nationals seeking employment training in the United States. J1 Visa – Intern Foreign nationals who are currently in school in a foreign country or who have graduated from a foreign school in the…
  • Jun 1

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding
    Usually it’s difficult to obtain a J1 waiver for a person with government funding.  In fact, in many circumstances it is impossible.  Many J1 Fulbright waiver applicants come to our office after already attempting to secure a…
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
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California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 9

    Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Court

    Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Court
    The long awaited consolidation of the family law departments in the Alameda County Superior Court appears to be complete. All of the family law departments that had previously been conducting business at the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice…
  • May 29

    No Fault Divorce

    No Fault Divorce
    California pioneered the concept of no fault divorce, a system that since been adopted in some form by most of the U.S. States. But what is no fault? The Huffington Post has an informative article on the topic. Please click here to learn…
  • Mar 28

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid
    Is it reasonable to delay Divorce for the sake of the children? According to a thoughtful article at The Huffington Post the answer is no. “How Prolonged Divorce Plans Affect Children” ow.ly/100eDq Edited with BlogPad Pro
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My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office

    Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office
    A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago. A long-time friend of hers was looking into filing for disability benefits. Actually, he had been considering filing for about three years, which was part of the problem (if your condition is…
  • Jun 6

    Tips for requesting a disability hearing

    Tips for requesting a disability hearing
    There are several pages on SSDRC.com on the various aspects of social security disability hearings. However, this post will be a bit different and will focus on the steps to take in filing a request for a disability hearing, such as 1. When…
  • Jun 6

    I Never Met With My Disability Attorney before my SSD Hearing

    I Never Met With My Disability Attorney before my SSD Hearing
    This happens more than you might think. For the most part, Social Security business between claimants and their attorneys or representatives is handled via telephone and mail. That is not to say that all disability claimants lack the…
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Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    Big Changes for the Pennsylvania Liquor Code

    Big Changes for the Pennsylvania Liquor Code
    You may have been surprised to see the news on the front page of the newspaper this morning: More convenient beer and wine sales? Sure, say shoppers Q&A: What does Pennsylvania’s new liquor law mean for you? Believe it or not, the…
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
  • May 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
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