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The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Jan 26

    Proceedings Supplementary Extend Statute of Limitations For Fraudulent Transfer

    Proceedings Supplementary Extend Statute of Limitations For Fraudulent Transfer
    The statute of limitations for creditors’ fraudulent transfer actions is four years. However, a recent Florida case holds that the four year limit does not apply to fraudulent transfer claims brought in the context of Proceedings…
  • Jan 21

    Self-Directed Retirement Plan Exposed Through Business Dealings With Third Party

    Self-Directed Retirement Plan Exposed Through Business Dealings With Third Party
    Occasionally I get phone calls about buying or titling investment assets in the a client’s retirement plan. There are rules that permit self-directed IRAs or self-directed 401ks to purchase income producing investments such as rental…
  • Jan 15

    Spending or Gambling Cash Not Excuse For Non-Compliance with Court Order

    Spending or Gambling Cash Not Excuse For Non-Compliance with Court Order
    I cannot recall how many times a client has suggested protecting cash from a creditor or a bankruptcy trustee by withdrawing the cash from his bank account and then telling the creditor, judge, or bankruptcy trustee that the cash was…
Rank this Week: 782

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    WHITE HOUSE TAKING NOTICE OF FINACIAL ADVISORS COSTING WORKERS BILLIONS IN RETIREMENT SAVINGS

    WHITE HOUSE TAKING NOTICE OF FINACIAL ADVISORS COSTING WORKERS BILLIONS IN RETIREMENT SAVINGS
    A top economic adviser under President Obama is calling for stricter rules on Wall Street after finding some bad broker practices costing investors $8 billion to $17 billion a year. Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic…
  • Jan 23

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR BROKERS AGE CATCHES UP WITH THEM?

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR BROKERS AGE CATCHES UP WITH THEM?
    Just like an average person who ages, an older financial adviser is more likely to show signs of aging. Red flags that a financial adviser might be suffering from senior moments: forgetfulness, a tendency to repeat things, a disregard for…
  • Jan 20

    SEC Compliance Inspections and Examinations Office Released Examination Priorities for 2015

    SEC Compliance Inspections and Examinations Office Released Examination Priorities for 2015
    The Examination priorities for 2015 address issues across a variety of financial institutions, including investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers, transfer agents, clearing agencies, and national securities exchanges. …
Rank this Week: 745

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 52

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

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

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)
    Many strange things have happened to me as a result of this blog. I’ve been on the side of a bus, punked the New York Times in an April Fool’s gag, and found myself on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. But my name in…
  • Jan 13

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza
    I’m on a roll lately writing about idiotic defamation cases, so I might as well do one more. I’ve ignored this one until now. And no, this isn’t about me. It’s about irreverent First Amendment badass Marc Randazza…
  • Jan 8

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Two of the cartoons on this page are caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Before yesterday, I couldn’t imagine circumstance where I would publish them, both because this blog doesn’t deal with religious issues and because such…
Rank this Week: 250

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    The Importance Of Patent Protection – Why GoPro’s Shares Tumbled

    The Importance Of Patent Protection – Why GoPro’s Shares Tumbled
    We often hear about the importance of patent protection for innovations. Patents can be one of the most valuable type of intellectual property a business can own. However, in practice, it is difficult to predict the value patent protection…
  • Jan 21

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark
    Concerns have been raised over attempts to monopolise a phrase made famous in the wake of an international tragedy. Jaochim Ronson, the creator of the image portraying the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’, has voiced his concerns that…
  • Jan 21

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement
    We look at how the use of stock libraries and Creative Commons Licences can minimise the risk of copyright infringement, what to look out for when using them, and how to get copyright permission from the owner. We also cover the new Orphan…
Rank this Week: 734

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California
    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California from Roy W. Litherland An elder care attorney can help you create a long-term financial framework that leads to a comfortable retirement. Learn more about elder care attorney in Campbell…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?
    If you are in direct personal possession of property at the time of your passing, even if you have a last will, the property would become probate property initially. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Insurance Policy Records Property…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?
    Now that we have provided the necessary background information, we can look at the value of special needs trusts. These trusts are alternately called supplemental needs trusts. Topics covered in this report include: People With Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 984

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 25

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie
    From the editors of Legal Studies comes news of their second ‘virtual issue’, on the theme of ‘law and culture’. Virtual issues are made up of previously published articles, based around a theme. The first such issue…
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
  • Jan 10

    Games and gambling

    Games and gambling
    Two pieces of mine have recently appeared in online law journals. They are available without charge or login from the journals concerned; both journals are open access journals. You can also download the articles from SSRN. The…
Rank this Week: 752

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Wipe it clean

    Wipe it clean
    Picture it.  You're sitting by yourself in your car listening to a classical radio station.  No drugs (are present), you are wide awake, and all of a sudden a dozen police officers come out of nowhere, guns drawn and demand that you…
  • Jan 18

    It's a Trap!

    It's a Trap!
    A problem with the Internet age is that people seem to think that if they didn't find it on the Internet, it's not worth using.  More to the point, if they can't find it on Google.com, then it isn't worth using.  The problem…
  • Jan 14

    Everyone goes sometime

    Everyone goes sometime
    Earlier this week, I received another death threat.  I was debating writing this post but figured I'd do it now in case I'm not around to do so later.  Thing is, I get these threats every now and then from people who get mad that I…
Rank this Week: 708

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jan 25

    Title Controls Premarital Contributions To The Acquisition and Expenses of Property

    Title Controls Premarital Contributions To The Acquisition and Expenses of Property
    Once again, it has been made clear that where either or both spouses have assets or liabilities at the date of marriage, it is foolhardy (or at least imprudent) to enter the marriage without a prenuptial agreement and/or the assembly of proof…
  • Jan 19

    Wife’s TV Home Shopping Was Wasteful Dissipation Of Marital Asset

    Wife’s TV Home Shopping Was Wasteful Dissipation Of Marital Asset
    In last month’s decision in Lowe v. Lowe, the Third Department upheld subtracting one half of the amount spent by a wife on TV home shopping from her distributive award. The parties had married in 2005 and had no children together. In…
  • Jan 11

    Separate Property Credit Granted For Home Down Payment, But Sale of Home Delayed For 10+ year

    Separate Property Credit Granted For Home Down Payment, But Sale of Home Delayed For 10+ year
    In its January 8, 2015 decision in Albertalli v Albertalli, the Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the granting of a separate property credit to a husband for the contribution of his separate funds to the purchase of the…
Rank this Week: 974

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Lake Shore Drive Crash Injures Two People

    Lake Shore Drive Crash Injures Two People
    There was a three-car crash on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Saturday evening, January 24, 2015. According to the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Lake Shore Drive. The…
  • Jan 19

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident On Chicago’s Northwest Side

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident On Chicago’s Northwest Side
    There was a fatal Chicago pedestrian accident Saturday night (January 17, 2015) in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood (Northwest Side.)  Two men died as a result of this pedestrian accident, which was a hit & run. According to…
  • Jan 9

    Bicyclist Struck By Pickup Truck In Chicago

    Bicyclist Struck By Pickup Truck In Chicago
    There was a Chicago bicycle accident Wednesday (January 7, 2015) that involved a bicyclist getting struck by a pickup truck and then being pinned beneath the truck.  The collision happened as the pickup truck was making a turn. The…
Rank this Week: 801

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
Rank this Week: 788

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jan 25

    Secularism and Self-Deception

    Secularism and Self-Deception
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post which addressed the question whether Christianity paved the way for liberalism. See here. I maintained that Christianity in fact played a stronger role than is suggested by the account which grounds liberalism…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)
    As one might infer from several recent posts, I’ve been learning as much as I can of late about one of the best known (and rightly so) African-American painters, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). As it happens to be Sunday, I thought to share…
  • Jan 23

    Pope Francis and Rabbit

    Pope Francis and Rabbit
    On the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, indicated that Pope Francis was ready for another of his now famous airplane press conferences. And this one did not disappoint. He covered a number…
Rank this Week: 809

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 193

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jan 25

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation
    by Megan Rolland It may be convenient and easy to use, but you cannot find the answer to everything on the Internet. As one Canadian employer recently learned, Google research on a medical condition is not a proper substitute for…
  • Jan 18

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position
    by Carla Oliver Ontario recently broadened the definition of “worker” under its Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The broadened definition is consistent with a trend across Canada. Before tackling the significance of this…
  • Jan 11

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle
    by Hannah Roskey It is well understood that Canadian employers may be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees when the employees are acting within the scope of their duties. But surely not if the employee acts against the…
Rank this Week: 574

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 194

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 389

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Jan 25

    Visa Accordé au Jambon de Bayonne

    Visa Accordé au Jambon de Bayonne
    Et voici que le jambon de Bayonne traverse l’Atlantique et sera bientôt sur bien des tables américaines. Ce sera une découverte bien sympathique pour les papilles de l’Oncle Sam. Les premiers jambons sont…
  • Jan 18

    2015 Prise de Rendez-vous Pour Séance de Planification de Votre Société en Floride

    2015 Prise de Rendez-vous Pour Séance de Planification de Votre Société en Floride
    Comme 2014 est terminé et que 2015 a commencé, c’est le bon moment pour jeter un oeil sur vos affaires et de déterminer comment faire pour les pousser dans la prochaine année et comment faire mieux dans votre…
  • Jan 15

    ITIN et Impôts Américains pour les Contribuables Etranger

    ITIN et Impôts Américains pour les Contribuables Etranger
    Un Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) (Numéro d’Identification Fiscale Individuel) permet à un contribuable étranger de faire une déclaration de revenu auprès de l’IRS. Il y a eu plus de…
Rank this Week: 487

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case
    A Miami-Dade court this week has allowed Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to bring a punitive damages claim against NCL and NCL America. In this case, our client suffered significant cervical and neurological injuries when she fell after…
  • Jan 18

    Injured Minnesota Cruise Passenger Hires BBR Law Firm

    Injured Minnesota Cruise Passenger Hires BBR Law Firm
    The cruise injury law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Curies for injuries sustained on a tour excursion. The Complaint filed in Federal Court alleges a Minnesota couple decided to take an East Asian…
  • Dec 30

    Injured Viking River Cruise Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak Law Firm

    Injured Viking River Cruise Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak Law Firm
    The cruise injury law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak has been retained to represent a Texas woman who was injured while on a Viking river cruise. The incident occurred when a rope was not properly secured causing the woman to trip and…
Rank this Week: 826

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 629

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 12

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2015 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2015 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately-conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Survey Background and Questions. This survey is conducted annually in December to prepare for a meeting of KM professionals to discuss KM…
  • Jan 20

    DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Le

    DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Le
    Since 2012, I have written and spoken about the theme of Do Less Law. See my Do Less Law blog posts and #DoLessLaw Tweets. Corporate law departments that want to reduce cost and improve outcomes cannot simply settle for bringing work…
  • Jan 11

    Will We Ever Say Goodbye to Email?

    Will We Ever Say Goodbye to Email?
    Most professionals experience the tyranny and terror of email. Yet they remain wed to it? Will that ever change? Everyone knows the problems: constant distraction, ridiculous volumes, rampant misuse of copying, too many accidental…
Rank this Week: 533

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    PROSECUTORS THREATEN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT TO FORCE PLEAS

    PROSECUTORS THREATEN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT TO FORCE PLEAS
    The threat of tacking on charges of identity theft in federal indictments has become a dangerous weapon in the hands of federal prosecutors trying to force […]
  • Jan 24

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS
    Federal prosecutors often use charges of mail fraud and wire fraud to add onto indictments alleging other complex, substantive crimes. This devious strategy is often used […]
  • Jan 22

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD
    Whenever we are contacted by potential clients who have been contacted by federal investigators our immediate advice is that they do not speak to investigators until […]
Rank this Week: 361

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jan 25

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre
    An Argentine journalist credited with breaking the news of a prosecutor’s suspicious death has been forced to flee the country, fearing for his own safety. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald is currently in…
  • Jan 24

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”
    The Nebraska Supreme Court reminds us in Steinhausen v. Homeservices of Nebraska, 289 Neb. 927 (Neb. 2015) that rhetorical hyperbole is not actionable as defamation. I can assure you that total idiots nationwide will fail to get the memo. In…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham
    Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us…
Rank this Week: 235

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Beheadings, stonings, chopping off hands.…

    Beheadings, stonings, chopping off hands. Hideous misogyny.  Lavish financing of Sunni terrorists. Actively outlawing religions other than Islam. The world is full of horrible places, but Saudi Arabia has to be right at the top of the…
  • Jan 22

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful,…

    New York's Legislature is pretty awful, and I don't know anyone outside of the political machine that would disagree. There are a lot of things that are bad about it, but one big thing is that the legislators are allowed to take outside…
  • Jan 16

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the…

    Kim Fowley dead. It seems to me that the current generation of rock and roll musicians have become so professionalized that you wonder whether they are getting enough joy out of what is a difficult and frequently under-remunerative career. I…
Rank this Week: 472

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 439

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Arbitrator: Homicide detective's inattention to cases provides just cause for termination

    Arbitrator: Homicide detective's inattention to cases provides just cause for termination
    Grievant was employed as a detective in the Houston Police Department, employed in the homicide division. Upon his transfer out of that division his Lieutenant discovered that in a significant number of grievant's cases had not been updated…
  • Jan 18

    "Functus officio" precludes arbitrator from substituting new award for an earlier one

    "Functus officio" precludes arbitrator from substituting new award for an earlier one
    Ruling on cross motions for summary judgment, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida addressed the "unique question" of:whether an arbitrator, having finally addressed the merits of a CBA grievance, may reconsider and…
  • Jan 11

    Retroactive cba makes post expiration grievance arbitrable

    Retroactive cba makes post expiration grievance arbitrable
      The cba between the City of Beverly, MA and AFSCME Council 93 had a term from 1992-2002. The agreement also contained an evergreen clause that effectively extended all contract provisions until a successor agreement was entered into.…
Rank this Week: 499

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 359

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 169

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee
    Beery v. Chandler, Dist. Court, ED Missouri 2015 – Google Scholar. Plaintiff sued his former personal injury lawyer for legal malpractice, alleging that the lawyer negligently advised him to reject a settlement offer. The lawyer sued…
  • Jan 21

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360
    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360. The allegations are that Mayer Brown, which represented General Motors, drafted a release of JP Morgan’s UCC lien. JP Morgan did not object after the release of…
  • Jan 16

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    Todd A. Duckson v. Continental Casualty Company, 14-1465 MJD/JJK (D. Minn. 12 8 2014). Lawyers often get into trouble with legal malpractice insurers when they become involved in outside businesses. Most legal malpractice policies exclude…
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Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jan 24

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse
    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts has received a substantial grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three year…
  • Jan 21

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape
    The Boston Globe reports that a Boston Uber driver was indicted on charges that he allegedly kidnapped and raped a female passenger in December, according to authorities. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with kidnapping, three counts of…
  • Jan 19

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 115

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
  • Jan 18

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.
    Readers may have noticed that I have not posted for a while. My semi-routine blogging got interrupted – by Lenovo. Here’s how. My office’s copier contract ended and it was time for a new copier. Copiers these days – I…
  • Nov 23

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.
    The Board of Immigration Appeals and the many other immigration-involved agencies in the federal government sometimes remind me of the movie, the Bridge on the River Kwai. A recent decision, Singh v. Holder,  highlighted this. If you…
Rank this Week: 644

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
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Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 23

    Farella Braun + Martel 1L Diversity Scholarship

    Farella Braun + Martel 1L Diversity Scholarship
    As part of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s continued commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the firm has awarded Diversity Scholarships for the past 14 years to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students. Applicants must…
  • Jan 16

    January 31 Deadline: Robbins Award

    January 31 Deadline: Robbins Award
    The Robbins Collection invites enrolled Berkeley Law 2L and 3L J.D. students to submit their unpublished research papers on comparative law or legal history for this competition. Authors of the three top papers will receive awards of, each…
  • Jan 13

    FDA and Drug Development Course at the School of Public Health

    FDA and Drug Development Course at the School of Public Health
    The following Public Health course welcomes Law students. NOTE: 2L and 3L JD Students: If you want these non-Law units to count towards your law degree, please be sure to fill out an Academic Rules Petition. LLM Students: These non-Law units…
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Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Bean Sprout Salmonella Outbreak Nears End

    Bean Sprout Salmonella Outbreak Nears End
    CDC collaborated with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. Results from this investigation... Continue Reading
  • Jan 23

    2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Brent’s Deli Westlake Village

    2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Brent’s Deli Westlake Village
    In July 2014 public health investigators in California learned of an increase of case patients diagnosed with Salmonella serotype Montevideo.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Microbial Disease Laboratory... Continue…
  • Jan 2

    Salmonella Outbreak Announced in New Bedford Massachusett

    Salmonella Outbreak Announced in New Bedford Massachusett
    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the local New Bedford Board of Health of several cases of food borne illness linked to food recently served by the... Continue Reading
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A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Plaintiff must product 1200+ photographs from FB- Nucci v. Target and what it mean

    Plaintiff must product 1200+ photographs from FB- Nucci v. Target and what it mean
    In Nucci v. Target,  a Florida appellate court ordered a plaintiff to produce photographs from her personal Facebook page.  In this personal injury action, in which the plaintiff claims to have fallen at defendant’s…
  • Dec 19

    Caramel Apples Recall (Listeria)

    Caramel Apples Recall (Listeria)
    U.S. and state health officials are investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged…
  • Nov 19

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement
    The product, ABC Dophilus Powder, was found to contain the fungus rhizopus oryzae, which is linked to the infection mucormycosis. The federal Centers for Disease Control tested the powder after the October death of a preterm infant who had…
Rank this Week: 683

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania Xarelto Lawsuits Become Mass Tort

    Pennsylvania Xarelto Lawsuits Become Mass Tort
    As the fight against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over the controversial drug, Xarelto, wages on, Pennsylvania has organized claims floating around state courts into a mass tort. The anticoagulant (blood thinner), which has already been…
  • Jan 23

    Missouri Talking About Damage Caps Again | 2015 Update

    Missouri Talking About Damage Caps Again | 2015 Update
    After a divided Supreme Court of Missouri found the legislature’s $350,000 statutory cap unconstitutional 2 year ago, opponents of letting juries decide just how victims should be compensated said the sky was going to fall in…
  • Jan 16

    Emergency Room Malpractice in Georgia

    Emergency Room Malpractice in Georgia
    Many states are trying to carve out malpractice caps and different standards of care for emergency room doctors in medical malpractice cases.  The thinking starts out okay.  Emergency department doctors should be given the benefit…
Rank this Week: 622

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 60

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
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Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Insurance Company Seeks Settlement with Victim’s Family

    Insurance Company Seeks Settlement with Victim’s Family
    Back in March of last year, a hit-and-run accident claimed the life of one man. Since then, according to one news report, the driver of the car has been convicted of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol,…
  • Jan 16

    Maryland Appellate Court Considers the Cap on Judgments Against Municipalitie

    Maryland Appellate Court Considers the Cap on Judgments Against Municipalitie
    Due to a law enacted in the 1980s, Maryland plaintiffs are limited in the amount they are able to recover from municipalities across the state. According to an article by the Washington Post, this has led one woman to challenge the law that…
  • Jan 9

    Baltimore Police Brutality Cases All Settled with One Big Caveat

    Baltimore Police Brutality Cases All Settled with One Big Caveat
    When two parties enter into an out-of-court settlement, a contract is created by the two parties. This contract is typically a legally binding document that requires each party to do—or not do—certain things. For example, the most…
Rank this Week: 614

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 543

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Jan 23

    Soto v. Bushmaster

    Soto v. Bushmaster
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elliot Fineman from the National Gun Victims Action Council, Charles Heller from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and Professor Nicholas Johnson from Fordham…
  • Jan 9

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program
    In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. Among the many infractions alleged were unlawful torture, coverups, wrongful detention, and unauthorized…
  • Dec 26

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee
    On December 2, 2013, the first ever lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees was filed in the New York Supreme Court. The objective of that lawsuit was to grant Tommy (a chimpanzee) bodily freedom through a common law writ of habeas corpus.…
Rank this Week: 232

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is one of the most important questions when dealing with Internet regulation in general. With a global communication networks, the question of where a person can sue and be sued is vital. The Court of…
  • Jan 21

    Can robots break the law?

    Can robots break the law?
    An interesting case has been developing in recent weeks, which might lead us to look at liability of artificial intelligence agents. A Swiss art collective named !Mediengruppe Bitnik has created a web bot that trawls marketplaces in the…
  • Jan 17

    Can you copyright a tweet?

    Can you copyright a tweet?
    Some weeks ago I was asked to comment on whether tweets are subject to copyright protection. Unsurprisingly, this is a common question that gets asked over and over again, as some of the information online is contradictory and misleading, or…
Rank this Week: 824

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Jan 23

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position!!!

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position!!!
    Job Opening!!!!Busy Law Office located in Schaumburg is looking to fill a full time (Monday to Friday) Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position.Job Description and Requirements:Prepare and draft motions, pleadings, notices of motion, notice of…
  • Jan 21

    State Farm – Seeking Paralegal – Bloomington, IL

    State Farm – Seeking Paralegal – Bloomington, IL
    State Farm – Seeking Paralegal – Bloomington, ILThis position is within the Fire Claim Counsel Section of the Corporate Law Department.  This individual will assist counsel with reviewing and processing worker's compensation…
  • Jan 13

    Corporate Paralegal - Two Positions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Corporate Paralegal - Two Positions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Solutions Practice Group has several opportunities with a corporate client headquarter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Our client is seeking two Corporate Paralegals to join their in-house legal department…
Rank this Week: 111

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jan 23

    Conflicts Waivers – "Still Waiving After All These Years"

    Conflicts Waivers – "Still Waiving After All These Years"
    The New York Law Journal Reports: "Judge Rejects Disqualification of Law Firm in Joint Defense" -- "A Commercial Division judge has rejected a motion to disqualify a law firm from representing parties in a joint defense because 'virtually all…
  • Jan 22

    On Subject Matter Conflict

    On Subject Matter Conflict
    The IPethics and INsights blog provides another update worth noting: "Massachusetts Supreme Court To Tackle Thorny Issue Of Subject Matter Conflicts In Patent Prosecution" -- "This action arose from a civil malpractice lawsuit filed in April…
  • Jan 8

    Will Big Breaches Create More Trickle Down Impact for Law Firms?

    Will Big Breaches Create More Trickle Down Impact for Law Firms?
    A reader sent in world of today's report in the Wall Street Journal: "Puzzle Forms in Morgan Stanley Data Breach." (With additional detail here.) The articles dig into the details of an internal breach (and associated allegations of…
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Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Jan 23

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"
    “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library” An exhibition talk by MIKE & EMMA WIDENER, curators Friday, January 30 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New…
  • Jan 14

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Seventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named…
  • Dec 17

    A papal bull against bullfighting

    A papal bull against bullfighting
    One of our most interesting recent acquisitions is a papal bull against bullfighting: Bulla S.D. N. Pii Pape V. Super prohibitione agitationis Taurorum & Ferarum, & annulatione votorum & iuramentorum, super eisdem pro tempore…
Rank this Week: 253