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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 15

    CREATING A VALID WILL IN FLORIDA

    CREATING A VALID WILL IN FLORIDA
    Florida law on the execution of wills makes it clear that not all wills are created equal. One of the most important things to know when drafting your will is the law governing the validity of that document. In Florida, if a will does not…
  • May 5

    STEPCHILDREN & INHERITANCE RIGHTS

    STEPCHILDREN & INHERITANCE RIGHTS
    The number of blended families in America is increasing and with it, so is the need for competent estate planning. As the modern blended family replaces the “traditional” family, tension arises from traditional intestacy laws.…
  • Apr 22

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death
    It is no secret that we are living in a digital world. Our daily lives are spent online paying bills, browsing social media, checking bank accounts, and the list goes on. When you signed up for all of these accounts, you likely did not think…
Rank this Week: 936

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Integrated Legal Marketing

    Integrated Legal Marketing
    (image credit: Rand Fishkin Why SEO That Used to Work, Fails) “I absolutely believe the real integration opportunity, and way [for] most small business owners to blow their competition out of the water, is the intentional blending of…
  • Apr 30

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?
    When people need to find a lawyer, they typically start their search by asking people they know and trust. This isn’t new. However, how they ask people they know and trust is changing a lot. Remember writing letters? Remember party…
  • Apr 13

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
Rank this Week: 138

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • May 15

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint
    In its Decision No. 425-C-A-2014, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) directly addressed a person’s right to bring a complaint of discrimination. In September 2014, Gábor Lukács filed a complaint with the CTA alleging…
  • Apr 21

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51
    On January 30, 2015, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.  In addition to amending several existing statutes, including the Criminal Code and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service…
  • Mar 19

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention
    In October 2012, we reviewed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Gontcharov v. Canjet, 2012 ONSC 2279. The Gontcharov decision affirmed the Ontario court’s alignment with the U.S. approach to interpreting the word…
Rank this Week: 892

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: 860

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: 828

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • May 15

    Playing by Aussie Rule

    Playing by Aussie Rule
    I blogged last week over on the Transparency Project about a lecture I attended by an Australian Judge Ian Kennedy AM, where he provided really useful materials used down under for the standardised anonymisation of judgments in family…
  • May 10

    A Multidisciplinary Conference with a difference

    A Multidisciplinary Conference with a difference
    The Transparency Project is helping to organise an innovative multidisciplinary day conference about the child protection system on 1 June in London. It will be different from other multi-disciplinary conferences because it will…
  • May 10

    Transparency News At Last!

    Transparency News At Last!
    I posted on the Transparency Project website about some news on the Family Court transparency reforms, which have been missing in action since October. You can read about that news here, in my post which also talks about approaches to…
Rank this Week: 729

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Showing Proper Respect for Death Certificate

    Showing Proper Respect for Death Certificate
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Respect After Death Act.” This law requires persons completing a death certificate to report the deceased person's correct “gender identity.” The law, sponsored by California…
  • May 12

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives and “Living Wills”

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives and “Living Wills”
    You often hear the term “living will” used to describe a document outlining a person's wishes in the event they become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to communicate with medical personnel. Actually, a living will is not a…
  • Apr 10

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention
    Your deathbed is not the right place to make a will or begin the estate planning process. Individuals who are hospitalized or dying are often subject to the undue influence of others. California courts may invalidate a will or other estate…
Rank this Week: 972

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 14

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust
    Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III likes to begin his weekly Wednesday calendar call with a folksy chat to the usually packed courtroom. This week, the judge lamented the recent decision of the state to make new staff cuts of court…
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
Rank this Week: 780

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Legal Grey Areas: where it helps to have a lawyer

    Legal Grey Areas: where it helps to have a lawyer
    Guest PostMost people don’t have a lawyer. Some people skate through life without ever getting involved, one way or another, with legal trouble. But these folks are actually in the minority. In reality, there are dozens of common events…
  • Apr 29

    The Purpose of Disability Benefit

    The Purpose of Disability Benefit
    Guest Post Disability benefits are set in motion to help people who suffer from unforeseen illnesses and injuries. A wide variety of situations may qualify a person to receive disability benefits. A worker who develops a severe illness or…
  • Apr 22

    3 Kinds of People Who Should Already Have a Lawyer

    3 Kinds of People Who Should Already Have a Lawyer
    Guest PostNearly half of all human adults will go to court at some point in their lives. Most of these won’t have anticipated this eventuality, and will have to scramble to prepare themselves. As such, many will be under prepared,…
Rank this Week: 282

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 277

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 14

    Nursing Home Quality Star Ratings Indicate the True Quality of Nursing Homes’ Care

    Nursing Home Quality Star Ratings Indicate the True Quality of Nursing Homes’ Care
    In the United States, over 15, 500 nursing homes that are Medicaid or Medicare certified or both provide care to approximately 1.3 million people. Nursing homes must meet federally mandated minimum standards as a requirement of Medicare and…
  • Apr 30

    Nursing Homes Should Identify Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Their Resident

    Nursing Homes Should Identify Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Their Resident
    Emergency Department (ED) visits and subsequent hospital admissions from nursing homes (NHs) are common and can be costly to the patient and the health care system. Unfortunately, many of the over 2.2 million ED visits annually by nursing…
  • Apr 28

    Low Nursing Home Staffing Results in Dangerous Outcomes for Resident

    Low Nursing Home Staffing Results in Dangerous Outcomes for Resident
    Far too many nursing homes are experiencing an extreme shortage of staff that has diminished the quality and safety of care for their elderly and disabled. Frailty and dependency on nursing home staff is prevalent among residents who not only…
Rank this Week: 601

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Family Members of B.B. King Are Singing The Blue

    Family Members of B.B. King Are Singing The Blue
    Blues great B.B. King, who is now 89 years old and suffers from diabetes and other health problems, is the subject of a bitter dispute over management of his care and assets. The battle pits his longtime business manager, Laverne Toney,…
  • Apr 23

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF
    It began with an anonymous court filing pitting “John Doe” against “Jane Doe.” It didn’t take long for Jane and John to be identified publicly as Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and creator of the Onion…
  • Apr 8

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate
    There's nothing like a hit song to keep heirs dancing down the road to the bank -- even when that song wasn't written, composed, or sung by the celebrity singer who died. The heirs of Marvin Gaye hit it big with a judgment against Robin…
Rank this Week: 579

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • May 14

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Hundred

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Hundred
    Pictured above: A scene from the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia   On Tuesday night, a devastating Amtrak train derailment killed eight people and injured hundreds more that were on the train that night. The train was traveling to New…
  • May 13

    Toyota and Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Concern

    Toyota and Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Concern
      Pictured above: Workers at a Toyota factory in Japan.  Today, Toyota and Nissan recalled an additional 6.5 million vehicles to the 25 million that have been deemed to have potentially faulty airbags. So far, six people have died…
  • May 11

    Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio

    Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio
    Pictured above: The tractor-trailer involved in the accident  Earlier this morning, an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer occurred on the Ohio Turnpike near the mile marker 182. A tow truck driver was loading a disabled car onto…
Rank this Week: 110

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • May 14

    An Anthem for NATO

    An Anthem for NATO
    The NATO Foreign Ministers have met in Antalya, Turkey, instead of Brussels. Various public diplomacy activities were organized as well. I think this is great, as Turkey is at a NATO “front-line” and has also been drifting away from…
  • Apr 26

    Not a Riddle: Reading Russia - and Responding Resolutely

    Not a Riddle: Reading Russia - and Responding Resolutely
    Putin's strategy is to intimidate, confuse and divide the West. He wants us to worry about his next steps. He appears stronger than he is, if Western decision-makers and opinion leaders consider Russia "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an…
  • Apr 19

    Standing the Test of Time

    Standing the Test of Time
    This blog has not been prolific in recent months, but I am glad that my past articles stand the test of time: 1. When Russia's green men seized Crimea in February 2014, US and German politicians and pundits suggested different responses. I…
Rank this Week: 351

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer
    The law often seems more exhilarating on television and in movies than it actually is in the courtroom. Part of this difference is due to the men and women behind the arguments. Hollywood has a memorable way of presenting legal pros at their…
  • Apr 25

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction
    This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece…
  • Apr 15

    Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?

    Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?
    Just in time for the tax filing deadline: You’ve gone through the litigation and your personal injury lawyer has successfully secured a settlement for you the previous tax year. Your question: is this money mine in entirety? What are…
Rank this Week: 426

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: 32

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • May 14

    #Pittsburgh Contrast

    #Pittsburgh Contrast
    The @pittsburghpg sometimes provides just the right amount of head-scratching source material. From one side of the newsroom, today’s paper brings the annual special report on business titled “In the Lead,” with…
  • Apr 30

    #FutureLaw 2015 Thought

    #FutureLaw 2015 Thought
    “Future Law 2015,” a conference “focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession, the law itself, and how these changes impact us all” starts later today at Stanford Law School, organized…
  • Apr 29

    Deere Thing

    Deere Thing
    This: “In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer…
Rank this Week: 836

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • May 14

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple
    In a complaint filed April 30 in the US Court of Federal Claims, John and Dorothy Shea stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had erroneously denied their refund claim as untimely filed after the agency had admitted to losing the…
  • May 12

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010
    Several million taxpayers - and the number is rising sharply—have had returns falsely filed in their name in recent years. New consumer-protection rules were supposed to make it easier for people to figure out what thieves have stolen.…
  • May 7

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time
    Judge Albert G. Lauber ruled on April 15 that a Michigan couple, who failed to pay the full amount of taxes they owed for the years 2005 – 2008, had “wasted many hours of respondent’s time and of this Court’s…
Rank this Week: 790

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 735

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • May 14

    HEARING LOSS: THE NOT SO SILENT DISABLER

    HEARING LOSS: THE NOT SO SILENT DISABLER
    People exposed to excessive and prolonged noise in the workplace are susceptible to industrial hearing loss. One normally assumes that only those exposed to noise caused by machinery or hand-held power tools can cause noise levels necessary…
  • May 13

    Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) in a Pa. Workers Comp Case

    Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) in a Pa. Workers Comp Case
    In Pennsylvania, after a workers compensation claimant receives payment of 104 weeks of temporary total disability benefits (TTD), the employer can request that the claimant undergo an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) to assess…
  • May 6

    Pa. Natural Gas Update From DLP: Cracker Plant Has Life!

    Pa. Natural Gas Update From DLP: Cracker Plant Has Life!
    Several years ago Pennsylvania government officials were all smiles announcing the possible construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in Monaca, Beaver County .   Royal Dutch Shell was identified as the developer.…
Rank this Week: 249

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • May 13

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur
    In Fiorentino v BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP (5D13-3250), the Fifth District reversed the foreclosure judgment. However, in a footnote the court cited to section 607.1106(d), Florida Statutes. That statutory section is titled "effect of…
  • Apr 29

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution
    Today, in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, the United States Supreme Court affirmed Florida Supreme Court's opinion upholding the Florida Bar's ban on judicial candidates soliciting campaign contribution. The opinion is broken into numerous…
  • Apr 15

    First District Explains New Mailbox Rule for Incarcerated Litigant

    First District Explains New Mailbox Rule for Incarcerated Litigant
    If you happen to be an incarcerated litigant, you should read the First District's opinion issued today in Roberto Rivera, M.D. v. Department of Health (1D15-0287). In that opinion, the First District states as follows:We are concerned that…
Rank this Week: 867

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
  • May 11

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook
    Professors Clark, Dekle, Sr. and Bailey just published the second edition of Cross Examination Handbook. We reviewed the first edition of this book and this edition is even better. I have cross examined thousands of witnesses over my 29…
Rank this Week: 916

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 13

    Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference

    Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference
    Given the long list of controversial and major decisions to be made soon as the process of setting Wisconsin’s state budget for the next two years comes to a head, it was remarkable how much agreement there was among speakers at the…
  • May 8

    The Chief’s Lawsuit

    The Chief’s Lawsuit
    A lawsuit filed in federal court by a sitting Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court against her colleagues is certainly unusual, if not unprecedented.  The reaction to the filing of the complaint in Abrahamson v. Neitzel  by…
  • May 8

    Katie Maloney Perhach Discusses Her Leadership Role at Quarles & Brady

    Katie Maloney Perhach Discusses Her Leadership Role at Quarles & Brady
    Marquette Law alum Katie Maloney Perhach discusses her leadership role at Quarles & Brady in this interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  She is managing partner for the Milwaukee office and the chair of its Financial…
Rank this Week: 464

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 845

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
Rank this Week: 942

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 13

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag
    No, not that Juice.  He’s enough trouble already.  (And no, not the Juice that has this guy all in a froth either.)  I write, rather, about the too-clever-by-half would-be parodists recently sluiced through the…
  • May 6

    Dimming star?

    Dimming star?
    Originally posted 2008-01-31 11:43:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnn Althouse: Starbucks used to seem like a luxury brand, and now it feels like a fallback when you can’t get to the real thing. Ouch. (Via Instapundit.) Ann sees…
  • May 6

    Likelihood of jurisdiction

    Likelihood of jurisdiction
    Appellate courts, we see, choose what interests them, and how much.  Sometimes they surprise the parties and their counsel. We weren’t all that shocked about the argument in Naffe v. Frey, the free-blogger-speech case involving…
Rank this Week: 90

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
Rank this Week: 563

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.
    See here.  My buddy Michael LeRoy, who does very cool work, wrote it. 
  • May 4

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.
    Everything I've read about Dave Goldberg, including this New York Times obituary, indicates that he was an extraordinary person, and my heart goes out to his family.  Equal relationships should be the norm, but I hear that they're…
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
Rank this Week: 291

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • May 13

    Sixth Circuit Upends EEOC Victory in Telecommuting Case

    Sixth Circuit Upends EEOC Victory in Telecommuting Case
    We previously reported on a decision by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Equal Opportunity Employment Commission v. Ford Motor Co., in which the panel held that the EEOC was entitled to a jury trial on…
  • May 11

    NYC Law Limiting Employer Use of Credit Checks Signed by Mayor

    NYC Law Limiting Employer Use of Credit Checks Signed by Mayor
    On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, signed legislation proposed by the City of New York likely to limit an employer’s ability to use credit checks when making hiring and retention decisions. The law goes into effect 120…
  • May 7

    NYC Law Expected To Change Employer Use of Credit Check

    NYC Law Expected To Change Employer Use of Credit Check
    The City of New York likely will tighten the reins on an employer’s ability to use credit checks when making hiring and retention decisions. The City Council approved a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law, §…
Rank this Week: 795

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 13

    Chapter 13 – Falling behind on your Monthly Plan Payment

    Chapter 13 – Falling behind on your Monthly Plan Payment
    Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a very difficult decision to make. The main reason deciding to move forward with a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can be so difficult is because it can bring with it many limitations that can be hard to swallow.…
  • May 6

    Chapter 7 and Administrative Fee

    Chapter 7 and Administrative Fee
    In many Chapter 7 bankruptcies where the Trustee determines there are assets, the Trustee can collect administrative fees at the close of the bankruptcy case. You are probably first wondering what are administrative fees and what do they mean…
  • Apr 30

    Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    If you are deciding whether you should file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or not, the first question that needs to be answered is do you qualify? Whether a person can file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy almost entirely depends on their current income and…
Rank this Week: 791

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 13

    Travel Outside the U.S. for DACA Recipients Remains Tricky

    Travel Outside the U.S. for DACA Recipients Remains Tricky
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, first announced by President Obama in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, and who have graduated high school or served in the military, to remain…
  • Apr 22

    USCIS Issues Final Rule Extending Work Eligibility to Spouses of Certain H-1B Visa Holder

    USCIS Issues Final Rule Extending Work Eligibility to Spouses of Certain H-1B Visa Holder
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule in February 2015 extending employment authorization to dependent spouses of certain people who are in the U.S. on H-1B work visas. These dependent spouses are able to come…
  • Apr 8

    Immigration News Affecting New Jersey in April 2015

    Immigration News Affecting New Jersey in April 2015
    Several recent events and news stories in New Jersey could have a significant effect on immigrants in this area and their families, employers, and advocates. This includes news about increased immigration into New Jersey and its impact on the…
Rank this Week: 861

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • May 13

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015

    James Evans, '48, 1920-2015
    James Evans, a top officer at Union Pacific Corp. for 16 years, died Monday at age 94, the Omaha-based railroad company said. Original source:  …
  • May 11

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO

    Michael J. Cavanagh, '93, Named Comcast CFO
    Comcast named Michael J. Cavanagh as its chief financial officer Monday. Original source:  …
  • May 4

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"

    David Rubenstein, '73, Featured on 60 Minutes as the "All-American"
    Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars. …
Rank this Week: 415

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 224

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • May 13

    Liability for Medical Malpractice

    Liability for Medical Malpractice
    The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) has opened the door to a potential flood of liability exposure for vessel operators for negligence of shipboard doctors and other medical personnel. The 2014 case of…
  • May 6

    Navigability a Question of Fact for Federal Court

    Navigability a Question of Fact for Federal Court
    The United States district courts have original jurisdiction over any civil case of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction.  Admiralty jurisdiction in tort cases requires that the tortious act occurred on the navigable waters of the United…
  • Mar 9

    Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time

    Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time
    Mervin J. Noel, 51, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, plead guilty to one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Noel began…
Rank this Week: 665

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 112

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

Reporting on news & issues of Justice, Law & Politics, from Scotland.

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 911

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • May 13

    Quirky Question #260, Data breach incident response plan

    Quirky Question #260, Data breach incident response plan
    Question: For data breach preparation, what guidance have federal and state regulators issued regarding incident response plans? Answer:  By Melissa Krasnow Organizations are preparing for data incidents and breaches by developing,…
  • May 5

    Quirky Question #259, The FMLA and the ADA: Joined at the Hip

    Quirky Question #259, The FMLA and the ADA: Joined at the Hip
    Question: I work in my company’s HR department and we just had an employee ask for additional time off, even though we’ve already given the employee a bunch of time off we are required to under the FMLA.  I wanted to say…
  • Apr 9

    Quirky Question #258, Ex Pat Trailing Partner

    Quirky Question #258, Ex Pat Trailing Partner
    Question: Fred, one of our technical IT specialists, just told us that his partner volunteered for a European assignment.   Fred’s a great guy and we need him but he earns less than his partner and wants the experience of…
Rank this Week: 596

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • May 13

    Spinal Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed

    Spinal Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed
    On February 6, 2008, livery taxicab driver Alfonso Robles was involved in a crash with another car in Port Chester. He ended up in the hospital emergency room and in his ensuing lawsuit commenced on May 21, 2009 against the other driver and…
  • Apr 12

    Trip and Fall Verdict for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Injuries Affirmed

    Trip and Fall Verdict for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Injuries Affirmed
    On December 24, 2007, at about 5 p.m., Anabell Rivera was on her way to her twin sister’s home in Jersey City to celebrate Christmas and their 50th birthdays. As Ms. Rivera was walking down a staircase at the Port Authority Bus Terminal…
  • Mar 31

    Hip Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal

    Hip Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal
    On January 24, 2009, Garo Kahvejian, a 48 year old jewelry store owner, sustained an injury to his hip when he was driving through the intersection at South Airmont Road and Campbell Avenue in Airmont (Rockland County) and his car was struck…
Rank this Week: 894

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 851

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • May 12

    What Should the FTC Do about State & Local Barriers to Sharing Economy Innovation?

    What Should the FTC Do about State & Local Barriers to Sharing Economy Innovation?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking a more active interest in state and local barriers to entry and innovation that could threaten the continued growth of the digital economy in general and the sharing economy in particular. The…
  • Apr 24

    Mercatus Filing to FAA on Small Drone

    Mercatus Filing to FAA on Small Drone
    Today, Eli Dourado, Ryan Hagemann and I filed comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its proceeding on the “Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (i.e. small private drones). In this…
  • Apr 19

    The Wrong Way to End the Terrestrial Radio Exemption

    The Wrong Way to End the Terrestrial Radio Exemption
    A bill before Congress would for the first time require radio broadcasters to pay royalty fees to recording artists and record labels pursuant to the Copyright Act. The proposed Fair Play Fair Pay Act (H.R. 1733) would “[make] sure that…
Rank this Week: 812

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    Pedestrian Collision

    Pedestrian Collision
    Pedestrian Collisions from Brien Roche Law Pedestrian collisions most often have an unfavorable outcome for the pedestrian. The number of pedestrians killed on US roadways has increased dramatically over the last five years. A total of 4735…
  • May 11

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
  • May 4

    Chronic Pain Treatment

    Chronic Pain Treatment
    Chronic Pain Treatment from Brien Roche Law Chronic pain treatment can be complicated. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. There are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States.…
Rank this Week: 558

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden
    BCS paired up with community partners to clean up and plant near the 161st street tunnelLast Friday, the BCS community service crew headed up to Bronx Stadium Garden located at 161st Street and Gerald Avenue (at the 161st Street tunnel). In…
  • Apr 17

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS
    Over the past several months, I have been working to implement the Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment curriculum, (originally developed at the Midtown Community Court) here in the Bronx. The groups cover themes of stereotypes…
  • Apr 10

    BCS Presents at Community Association Meeting

    BCS Presents at Community Association Meeting
    "The more the court hears from us, the more they will listen." This was one of the opening remarks of Mary Jane Musano, the chairperson of the Waterbury LaSalle Community Association – a group with a long history of community…
Rank this Week: 909

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • May 12

    Cribs Recalled Over Excessive Lead Paint

    Cribs Recalled Over Excessive Lead Paint
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled cribs, furniture and accessories from Baby’s Dream that were sold in a “vintage grey paint finish” because the paint exceeds federal lead limits. According to news…
  • Apr 27

    One Million Trek Bikes Recalled For Defect

    One Million Trek Bikes Recalled For Defect
    Nearly one million defective Trek bikes are being recalled in the United States after an injury that left one rider paralyzed. According to a USA Today news report, the recall includes 900,000 bikes in the United States and 98,000 sold in…
  • Mar 23

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat
    Graco has been fined up to $10 million for failing to warn consumers in a timely manner about millions of defective child car seats. According to a CNN news report, federal regulators have slapped Graco with a $3 million fine. The car seat…
Rank this Week: 466

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • May 12

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), it has filed suit against a Texas retirement planning firm and its principals in connection with their practices in the sales of life settlement investments.  The…
  • May 6

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), it has entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) with brokerage firm LPL Financial LLC for supervisory failures in a number of…
  • May 1

    FINRA Fines RBC for Reverse Convertibles Sale

    FINRA Fines RBC for Reverse Convertibles Sale
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), RBC Capital Markets, LLC (“RBC”) has agreed to a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) concerning its sales of complex reverse…
Rank this Week: 385

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 896