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Lawscape

Lawscape

Thoughts, commentary, reading resources and news on the legal needs of Georgians in small towns and rural areas.

http://lawscape.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 4

    Georgia’s “Incubator” Up for an Award- Vote for Us!

    Georgia’s “Incubator” Up for an Award- Vote for Us!
    Lawyers for Equal Justice is a nominee for the 2017 Louis M. Brown Award and is also in the running for Brown Select (which will be presented to the Brown Award nominee that gets the most votes from the general … Continue reading…
  • Mar 31

    Read about Georgia’s new law student practice rule- and access to justice approach

    Read about Georgia’s new law student practice rule- and access to justice approach
    Professor Clark Cunningham,  Professor and W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics at the Georgia State University College of Law, outlines in the current edition of the Georgia Bar Journal the new law student practice rule…
  • Mar 31

    The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Year-in-Review

    The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Year-in-Review
    Originally posted on ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange: Mary Ryan, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service When I began my term as chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in…
Rank this Week: 642

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    Jury Duty Fine Telephone Scam

    Jury Duty Fine Telephone Scam
    West Virginians beware of a call saying you owe a fine for failing to appear for jury duty, and threatening jail if you don't pay by money order. Such scam has recently been reported in the Huntington area. Any government agency, state or…
  • Dec 27

    WVSLA opposes racism and seeks to serve WV seniors of color

    WVSLA opposes racism and seeks to serve WV seniors of color
    In response to recent statements published on social media by the senior services provider in Clay County, WV, the Board of Directors and staff of West Virginia Senior Legal Aid wishes to reiterate our commitment to serving senior West…
  • Dec 12

    Price of US national parks lifetime Senior Pass may go up dramatically, get yours now

    Price of US national parks lifetime Senior Pass may go up dramatically, get yours now
    If you are at least 62 years old you can get a Senior Pass (formerly the Golden Age Pass) "A $10.00 lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds…
Rank this Week: 724

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Simplification: They Must Not Be Talking About Federal Tax Law

    Simplification: They Must Not Be Talking About Federal Tax Law
    Potential good news for the growing mobile workforce.  Currently, there is a Bill pending in the US Senate to simplify the exposure, withholding, and reporting of state income taxes for both employers and employees traveling across state…
  • Nov 13

    Tennessee Jumps on Economic Nexus Train

    Tennessee Jumps on Economic Nexus Train
    Tennessee is the latest of states to jump on the economic nexus bandwagon.  In an effort to sidestep the physical presence the proposed rule would require out-of-state dealers that engage in the regular or systematic solicitation of…
  • Aug 28

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising
    If states could impose tax on every company that makes a sale within its borders, they would. Luckily, the Commerce Clause of the Constitution requires something known as “nexus,” or a connection, between a company and state in…
Rank this Week: 593

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 3

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift
    The Rare Book Collection is honored to be the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Professor S. F. C. Milsom (1923-2016): the 1561 Richard Tottel edition of the Novae Narrationes. What makes the gift special is the stature of its donor,…
  • Nov 15

    Recent acquisitions in Cuban law

    Recent acquisitions in Cuban law
    A number of our recent acquisitions are in the field of Cuban law. Here are some of the highlights.
  • Nov 7

    Exhibit talk: "Representing the Law in Renaissance Venice"

    Exhibit talk: "Representing the Law in Renaissance Venice"
    The role of imagery in the governance of Renaissance Venice will be explored in an exhibit talk sponsored by the Yale Law Library. Christopher W. Platts (History of Art, Yale University) will speak on “Representing the Law in…
Rank this Week: 418

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jan 3

    CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM USCIS

    CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM USCIS
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    When we woke up Christmas morning, we discovered that the Grinch at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had left two surprises in our stockings: 1) NEW FILING FEES Effective…
  • Nov 29

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.     Dear Law and Disorder:  Is it legal that a presenter can put “strike, lock-out or other labor controversy (including, without limitation, the picketing on the theater by representatives…
  • Oct 24

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!
    It is with the deepest bewilderment and frustration that we are compelled to announce: USCIS HAS IMPLEMENTED A FEE INCREASE FOR VISA PETITIONS On Friday, October 21, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it has approved the…
Rank this Week: 894

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Wage/Hour Alert: New York State Increases Overtime Salary Threshold for White Collar Exemptions and New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

    Wage/Hour Alert: New York State Increases Overtime Salary Threshold for White Collar Exemptions and New Minimum Wage Takes Effect
    On December 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) adopted final regulations scheduled to be effective, December 31, 2016, increasing the minimum salary thresholds for employees to be exempt from overtime…
  • Dec 12

    NYC Council Introduces “Fair Work Week” Bill

    NYC Council Introduces “Fair Work Week” Bill
    On December 6, the New York Council introduced several bills as part of New York City’s “Fair Work Week” initiative.  The bills primarily apply to certain fast food employers, as well as some retail…
  • Dec 12

    NYC Council Introduces “Fair Work Week” Bill

    NYC Council Introduces “Fair Work Week” Bill
    On December 6, the New York Council introduced several bills as part of New York City’s “Fair Work Week” initiative.  The bills primarily apply to certain fast food employers, as well as some retail…
Rank this Week: 448

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jan 3

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust
    We are fortunate to live in an area where strong demands for real estate have pushed the prices to unimagined levels.  For many of us, home ownership has increased our net worth beyond the exemption amount from federal estate taxes.…
  • Dec 20

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?
    If one of the primary goals of estate planning is to have your wishes carried out, even when you are incapacitated or deceased, that requires choosing people to act on your or your children’s behalf as you intend. When you can’t…
  • Dec 5

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Theo Kracke On November 30, 2016, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys for the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed a…
Rank this Week: 920

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accident law. By William D. Kickham, Esq.

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017
    OK – The holidays are now over, it’s now officially 2017, and we all (or at least I) face three cold, icy, miserable months ahead until we can hope for signs of spring.  (Sorry to you ski-lovers for this description, but…
  • Jan 2

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017
    OK – The holidays are now over, it’s now officially 2017, and we all (or at least I) face three cold, icy, miserable months ahead until we can hope for signs of spring.  (Sorry to you ski-lovers for this description, but…
  • Dec 18

    Massachusetts Courts to Reconsider Sidewalk Liability – Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Courts to Reconsider Sidewalk Liability – Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote about how recovering damages for injuries suffered due to falls on Massachusetts municipal sidewalks, is legally very difficult.  In theory, if a person in Massachusetts is injured in a slip…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Jan 2

    Concerns for Future Antimicrobial-Resistance

    Concerns for Future Antimicrobial-Resistance
    Many people today use medication unnecessarily. The smallest flu or cold warrants the use of antibacterial medication that often does greater harm to our bodies. We ask our doctors for medications that cure common illnesses without thinking…
  • Dec 30

    Nursing Homes Should Refrain from Using Physical Restraints and Psychotropic Drug

    Nursing Homes Should Refrain from Using Physical Restraints and Psychotropic Drug
    The regular use of physical restraints on patients in nursing home facilities without an appropriate medical reason or regard for their dignity and wellbeing is not only a strong indicator of poor quality of care, but also a sign of…
  • Dec 29

    Food Fortification is Effective in Preventing Malnutrition in Elderly Patient

    Food Fortification is Effective in Preventing Malnutrition in Elderly Patient
    Malnutrition is one of the primary dangers for older adult residents living in long-term care settings.  Defined as the state of not having adequate food and micronutrient intake, malnutrition is common among elderly…
Rank this Week: 580

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jan 2

    Valorem turns 9!

    Valorem turns 9!
        Today, my partners and I celebrate Valorem’s 9th birthday. When you celebrate a big birthday like this, you have to turn to the Chairman of the Board for insight. One of my favorite Frank songs is “That’s…
  • Nov 30

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event
    Anyone who sells legal services to corporate America knows the important role procurement professionals play in the acquisition of legal services.  Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the premier group for legal procurement, Buying Legal…
  • Nov 30

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team
      My Valorem colleagues and I are honored to have been named to the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team.   This is our fifth consecutive year to have been named to the A-Team. BTI’s identified the firms awarded this…
Rank this Week: 115

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Law Religion Culture Review

Law Religion Culture Review

Covers the intersection of law, theology and ethics. By Richard J. Radcliffe.

http://lawreligionculturereview.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    Year In Review, 2016

    Year In Review, 2016
    Books Read (In Order Read)1. Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports by Colin Cowherd (2015)2. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (2010) [cd unabridged]3. Gorilla…
  • Dec 31

    Year in Review, 2015.

    Year in Review, 2015.
    Books Read (in order read)1. An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto (2013)2. The Lost Painting: The Quest For a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr (2005) [cd…
  • Dec 31

    Year in Review, 2014.

    Year in Review, 2014.
    Books Read (in order read)1. Catching the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort (2009)2. You Herd Me! I'll Say It If No One Else Will by Colin Cowherd (2013)3. I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains by Chuck Klosterman (2013)4. The…
Rank this Week: 977

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 31

    What is meditation exactly?

    What is meditation exactly?
    I started seriously meditating about three years ago, so I feel like I can now confidently explain what meditation is. Basically, it’s a skill that you can learn (and then improve upon) by regular training. So what is the…
  • Dec 23

    Lotta love

    Lotta love
    I wish more people understood the meaning behind this song (and I wish I could play & sing it better 😉
  • Dec 16

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it
    Some people talk a lot about winning. What is it they think is being “won”? And —more importantly— how are they going to win? What’s their approach? Some people are arrogant and reckless. Others have dignity…
Rank this Week: 532

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Dec 30

    Proposition 64: Bountiful Harvest of Relief to Many Convicted of Marijuana Offense

    Proposition 64: Bountiful Harvest of Relief to Many Convicted of Marijuana Offense
    Proposition 64, otherwise known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” changed the legal landscape for marijuana-related activity in California. “The Act,” which became law on November 8, 2016, is required reading for…
  • May 6

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?
    A recent article published by the news website BuzzFeed prompted in my curiosity as to whether the government is using cell tower spoofing devices attached to aircraft in the skies over San Diego. A derivative article in the Union Tribune…
  • May 6

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional
    This article is published on my Linkedin profile relating to misinformation” promulgated under Penal Code section 1000.4 that indicates that “successful completion of deferred entry of judgment shall not be used in any way…
Rank this Week: 346

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
Rank this Week: 973

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
  • Jul 18

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default
    This article nicely points out the folly of an insufficient showing of proof in a domain dispute proceeding, even if the respondent defaults.  And worse, the claimant gets one shot—if the claim is denied there is no…
Rank this Week: 707

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Dec 30

    Annie get your gun: Expanded rights for gun owner

    Annie get your gun: Expanded rights for gun owner
    Governor Kasich has signed Senate Bill 199, which prohibits employers from creating or enforcing any policy that would limit an employee with a concealed carry license from storing a firearm in the employee’s locked vehicle while on the…
  • Dec 19

    Employer alert: Revised I-9 Form required beginning Jan. 22, 2017

    Employer alert: Revised I-9 Form required beginning Jan. 22, 2017
    USCIS recently released a revised version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification document. Since November 1986, all U.S. employers have been required to complete and retain the I-9 for all new employees. Employers may continue…
  • Dec 12

    Eleventh Circuit rejects EEOC position regarding reassignment as a reasonable accommodation

    Eleventh Circuit rejects EEOC position regarding reassignment as a reasonable accommodation
    Rejecting the EEOC’s position that an employer must reassign a qualified individual with a disability to a vacant position as a reasonable accommodation so long as the individual was minimally qualified for the position, the 11th…
Rank this Week: 827

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
  • Dec 2

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement
    Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for Apple II (Apple II Madden), released by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1988. Antonick also developed Madden games for IBM-compatible computers. Antonick began…
Rank this Week: 263

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Dec 29

    Data Privacy Class Actions Post-Spokeo

    Data Privacy Class Actions Post-Spokeo
    The following post, written by Shawna English and Laura Lange, was first published on McGuireWoods’s Password Protected blog.  We’ve paid a lot of attention this year to how district and circuit courts have applied Spokeo,…
  • Dec 20

    5 Takeaways from the Emory/FJC Conference

    5 Takeaways from the Emory/FJC Conference
    Last week, I had the privilege of attending the FJC’s 2016 Complex Litigation Conference, held in conjunction with Emory Law School’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims.  [Disclosure: I serve on the…
  • Nov 8

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication
    This past Supreme Court Term included several closely-watched cases.  One of the most studied was Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, in which the Court identified at least one area of class action litigation where using statistical evidence…
Rank this Week: 849

New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

Covers significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York's Appellate Courts, cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts. By Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP.

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 391

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    What Happens After a Civil Order is Issued

    What Happens After a Civil Order is Issued
    In Florida, a final judgment is not actually the final step of the case. If you the winner, there are additional steps you must take to enforce the judgment (order). If you are the loser, you may wish to appeal the decision. The post What…
  • Dec 27

    New U.S. Immigration Fees Effective December 23, 2016

    New U.S. Immigration Fees Effective December 23, 2016
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) periodically adjusts its fees. On October 24, 2016, they published their new U.S. The post New U.S. Immigration Fees Effective December 23, 2016 appeared first on…
  • Dec 25

    Merry Christmas from Boyer Law Offices!

    Merry Christmas from Boyer Law Offices!
    The post Merry Christmas from Boyer Law Offices! appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
Rank this Week: 570

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Dec 29

    Amazon’s Echo May Help Put You In Prison

    Amazon’s Echo May Help Put You In Prison
    The Amazon Echo, Google Home, your Internet searches, etc… may be utilized against you in court. For years, I have warned the public through my [...] The post Amazon’s Echo May Help Put You In Prison appeared first on Shear on…
  • Dec 23

    U.S. Government Requesting Foreigners Social Media Profile

    U.S. Government Requesting Foreigners Social Media Profile
    The U.S. government has begun quietly requesting that foreigners who enter the U.S. on the visa waiver program list their social media accounts for inspection. [...] The post U.S. Government Requesting Foreigners Social Media Profiles…
  • Dec 15

    Nordstrom: Best Customer Service In The Social Media Age

    Nordstrom: Best Customer Service In The Social Media Age
    Nordstrom is the hands down winner when it comes to customer service.  I don’t need to perform an Internet search to read about how great [...] The post Nordstrom: Best Customer Service In The Social Media Age appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 675

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Dec 28

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ
    There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant…
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
Rank this Week: 144

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 28

    Carrie Fisher: Some Early Thoughts on Her Estate

    Carrie Fisher: Some Early Thoughts on Her Estate
    May the Force be with you Carrie – you were one of the brightest stars.The entertainment world lost an iconic legend today. Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films, passed away this morning…
  • Nov 30

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law
    Congratulations to SYK attorney Victoria Blachly, who has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Commission on Uniform State Laws. The Oregon Commission drafts uniform state laws in all states, for various fields of law. The…
  • Nov 23

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation
    On Tuesday, November 22, a Federal District Court Judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against an Obama administration regulation, which sought to expand the eligibility of millions of workers for overtime pay.The…
Rank this Week: 671

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Dec 27

    WWE Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions in Concussion Lawsuit

    WWE Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions in Concussion Lawsuit
    Article on law.com -- Attorney Accused of Copying NFL Concussion Complaint in Suit Against WWE, by Scott Graham.
  • Dec 20

    2017 Civil Procedure Workshop

    2017 Civil Procedure Workshop
    I received the following announcement from David Marcus: We are excited to announce the third annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be co-hosted by the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, the University of Washington School of Law, and…
  • Nov 18

    Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum

    Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum
    Hi Everyone! I am happy to announce that my home institution has organized the inaugural Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum, scheduled for December 2, 2016 - only 2 weeks away! This is a great event for to those...
Rank this Week: 542

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Dec 27

    Sleep in a Library Book and Bed Hostel in Tokyo and Kyoto

    Sleep in a Library Book and Bed Hostel in Tokyo and Kyoto
    In an amazing idea, a company in Japan has designed library sleeping nooks and merged them with library shelves into Book and Bed Hostels in Tokyo and Kyoto. Check out the photos of this interesting venture here.
  • Dec 20

    All 10 Articles from the ABA's 2016 Trends in Legal Technology Worth Reading

    All 10 Articles from the ABA's 2016 Trends in Legal Technology Worth Reading
    Last week on 12/13/16, the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center released its 4th Annual ABA TechReport. The TechReport is composed of the following 10 sections, all of which can be downloaded for free: Planning and Budgeting Technology…
  • Dec 20

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to its Rules of Practice

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to its Rules of Practice
    Yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court announced the that it had adopted various amendments to the rules that govern how cases are filed and proceed before the Court. A Press Release from the Court summarized the changes as follows: Rule 2.02...
Rank this Week: 609

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Dec 27

    Audits – To Do or Not to Do

    Audits – To Do or Not to Do
    The New Year brings all sorts of new issues. There will have a new administration and, more than likely, a new enforcement focus. That does not mean that good practices should be abandoned, however. One of the things a company...
  • Dec 22

    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistic

    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistic
    According to a report recently released by the United States Sentencing Commission, the most common federal offense committed by “organizational offenders” (i.e. corporations, partnerships, unions, trusts, pension funds, and…
  • Dec 19

    Parallel Proceedings?

    Parallel Proceedings?
    On December 12, 2016, the Seventh Circuit ruled that a civil determination adverse to the federal government precluded a criminal indictment. The case is U.S. v. Egan Marine Corporation and Dennis Michael Egan. On January 19, 2005, a barge…
Rank this Week: 498

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Professional Liability Blog

Professional Liability Blog

Covers issues impacting medical practices. By Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://professionalliabilityblog.com/
  • Dec 27

    Corporate Boards Need to Think About Cybersecurity

    Corporate Boards Need to Think About Cybersecurity
    It seems like we can’t go a week without hearing about a cybersecurity breach at a major US corporation. Corporate boards need to be aware that improper oversight of cybersecurity issues could lead to a shareholder derivative lawsuit.…
  • Dec 5

    Statute of Limitation and Statute of Repose Expired? Not So Fast! A Medical Malpractice Claim May RELATE Back!

    Statute of Limitation and Statute of Repose Expired? Not So Fast! A Medical Malpractice Claim May RELATE Back!
    In a matter of first impression, the Illinois Appellate Court in Lawler v. University of Chicago Medical Center had to determine whether Illinois’ medical malpractice statute of repose bars applying the “relation back”…
  • Oct 31

    In Illinois, Architects Not Required to Guarantee Habitability of Condo

    In Illinois, Architects Not Required to Guarantee Habitability of Condo
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court had to decide whether a claim for breach of the implied warranty of habitability can be brought against condominium architects purportedly responsible for alleged design defects—in particular, when…
Rank this Week: 985

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Dec 26

    Uncontested Divorce and Property Division

    Uncontested Divorce and Property Division
    Michael An uncontested divorce is a divorce whereby the spouses agree on their own to divide the marital property and settle on issues regarding child support and visitation without looking to the courts, or any dispute resolution process or…
  • Dec 26

    Bankruptcy: Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy For You?

    Bankruptcy: Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy For You?
    Michael For some debtors chapter 13 bankruptcy is a better option that chapter 7 bankruptcy and in some cases chapter 13 bankruptcy is the only option, as these debtors do not qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy. Many debtors assume that chapter…
  • Dec 26

    Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counselling

    Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counselling
    Michael Before you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy or chapter 13 bankruptcy you must consult a nonprofit credit counselling agency. The purpose for this counselling is to see whether there is a way to handle your debt load besides having to…
Rank this Week: 464

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law and workers' compensation. By Needle Law Firm

https://www.needlelawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 906

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Dec 25

    Veal recalled over E. coli

    Veal recalled over E. coli
    Gold Medal Packing Inc., a Rome, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,607 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26 and O45, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... Continue Reading
  • Oct 22

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse E. coli Outbreak Over

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse E. coli Outbreak Over
    Eleven people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 were reported from five states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found... Continue Reading
  • Oct 8

    Sliver Springs E. coli Recall Expands.

    Sliver Springs E. coli Recall Expands.
    Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds of ground beef and burger products, as well as an undetermined amount of sandwich steak products that... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 283

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Dec 25

    Hepatitis A case prompts public health alert in Clearwater area

    Hepatitis A case prompts public health alert in Clearwater area
    A clinical case of Hepatitis A has been identified in a food handler at the Dairy Queen establishment in Clearwater located at 318 Eden Rd. While Hepatitis A is uncommon... Continue Reading
  • Nov 10

    Hepatitis A Outbreak in Hawaii Hits 292

    Hepatitis A Outbreak in Hawaii Hits 292
    In its weekly update Wednesday, the Hawaii Department of Health reported no new confirmed cases from Nov. 3 through 9. It recorded one new case the previous week, bringing the... Continue Reading
  • Oct 22

    Hawaii Sushi Hepatitis A Update

    Hawaii Sushi Hepatitis A Update
    Since the last update, HDOH has identified 2 new cases of hepatitis A. Seventy-three (73) have required hospitalization. Findings of the investigation suggest that the source of the outbreak is... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 240

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Covers climate change, greenhouse gases, and environmental regulations. By Silverberg Zalantis LLP.

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Dec 25

    NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2016

    NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2016
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been issuing a "Report Card" noting temperatures, ice melt, biodiversity and other issues relating to the status of the Arctic since 2006.
  • Nov 1

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    The interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience issued a report outlining opportunities to coordinate among federal agencies, along with state and local stakeholders in developing resiliency strategies.
  • Nov 1

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    The interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience issued a report outlining opportunities to coordinate among federal agencies, along with state and local stakeholders in developing resiliency strategies.
Rank this Week: 935

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 870

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 22

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s update’s its Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for 2017

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s update’s its Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for 2017
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s update’s its Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for 2017 As the new year is approaching, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced on December 14, 2016: “The Government is…
  • Dec 14

    Removal Orders in the Canadian Immigration Law Context

    Removal Orders in the Canadian Immigration Law Context
    Removal Orders in the Canadian Immigration Law Context Definitions and overview A foreign National and a permanent Resident can be determined to be inadmissible on several grounds including staying in Canada beyond their authorized period of…
  • Dec 6

    Letter of Invitation for a visitor visa in the Canadian Immigration context

    Letter of Invitation for a visitor visa in the Canadian Immigration context
    Letter of Invitation for a visitor visa in the Canadian Immigration context Usually a letter of invitation will be required in order to satisfy the Immigration Officer that the foreign national (someone who isn’t a Permanent Resident or…
Rank this Week: 927

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Jacksonville Man Dressed As Santa Arrested On Drug Charge

    Jacksonville Man Dressed As Santa Arrested On Drug Charge
    A man dressed as Santa Claus was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing a variety of drugs, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation on Golfair Boulevard following…
  • Dec 18

    Dunedin Man Accused Of Sexual Battery On A Minor

    Dunedin Man Accused Of Sexual Battery On A Minor
    A Dunedin man was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery on a minor. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office alleges that a 15-year-old girl was in the care of the 32-year-old man when he engaged in sexual activity with her on at…
  • Dec 16

    Polk County Undercover Prostitution Sting Yields 114 Arrest

    Polk County Undercover Prostitution Sting Yields 114 Arrest
    A recent Polk County six-day-long undercover sting resulted in 114 arrests. The sting — dubbed “Operation Not So Silent Night” — focused on suspects allegedly advertising prostitution in online ads and human…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Dec 22

    Immigration Programs Extended into 2017 by Congre

    Immigration Programs Extended into 2017 by Congre
    With a new administration preparing to move into the White House in January 2017, bringing with it a decidedly different take on immigration policy from the outgoing administration, it seems safe to say that the current state of immigration…
  • Dec 22

    Immigration Programs Extended into 2017 by Congre

    Immigration Programs Extended into 2017 by Congre
    With a new administration preparing to move into the White House in January 2017, bringing with it a decidedly different take on immigration policy from the outgoing administration, it seems safe to say that the current state of immigration…
  • Dec 8

    Reports Show Benefits of Immigration for New Jersey’s Economy

    Reports Show Benefits of Immigration for New Jersey’s Economy
    Immigration has become a particularly controversial political topic over the past year or two, but immigrants form a critical part of our culture and our economy. Recent reports have further confirmed immigrants’ economic impact, both…
Rank this Week: 996

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    FINRA Statutory Disqualifications and the MC-400 Proce

    FINRA Statutory Disqualifications and the MC-400 Proce
    Under the Securities Exchange Commission’s authority FINRA promulgates rules of its own as a self regulatory organization (“SRO”). Pursuant to FINRA’s By-Laws (and the By-Laws of the NASD and the NYSE before it) a…
  • Sep 28

    NASAA Releases Its 2016 Enforcement Report

    NASAA Releases Its 2016 Enforcement Report
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released its Enforcement Report for 2016, an annual publication providing a general overview of the activities of the state securities agencies responsible for the…
  • Sep 21

    Financial Advisors Expunging Baseless Customer Complaints in State Court

    Financial Advisors Expunging Baseless Customer Complaints in State Court
    The Internet is awash with articles about “bad brokers” with clean U-4s, and “rouge brokers” obtaining expungements of valid customer complaints.  Indeed, studies have been published ostensibly demonstrating that…
Rank this Week: 314

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Get Organized with a Master Directory

    Get Organized with a Master Directory
    This is an article from The Smith Law Firm, P.C. (http://www.elderlawyer.com/index.php) in Augusta, Georgia, that we thought others may find helpful. “If you’ve cleaned out the financial files of a loved one who has passed away,…
  • Dec 21

    Portability and Estate Planning

    Portability and Estate Planning
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. Portability allows a surviving spouse to take advantage of a deceased spouse’s…
  • Dec 15

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    This is an article from The Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC (http://www.rbsllc.com/) in Portland, Oregon, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise…
Rank this Week: 323

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Dec 21

    Key Trade Secret and Non-Compete Developments in 2016 – Employment Law This Week

    Key Trade Secret and Non-Compete Developments in 2016 – Employment Law This Week
    The year-end episode of Employment Law This Week  looks back at the biggest employment, workforce, and management issues in 2016. Our colleague Jonathan Shapiro discusses the impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act…
  • Dec 8

    “List of Holiday-Related Trade Secret/Non-Compete Cases”

    “List of Holiday-Related Trade Secret/Non-Compete Cases”
    Whether you are a young child missing teeth, or a grown-up taking account of her life, or Santa Claus himself checking up on everyone else’s life, many of us make lists at holiday time.  They can be lists of gifts we want, or those…
  • Dec 5

    Going All the Way: SDNY Jury Awards $14.5 Million in Trade Secrets Lawsuit

    Going All the Way: SDNY Jury Awards $14.5 Million in Trade Secrets Lawsuit
    It is rare that a trade secret / restrictive covenant lawsuit makes it all the way to trial, much less a jury verdict. The passage of time, accumulating legal expenses, bad facts, and/or the risk of losing at trial all can conspire to sap…
Rank this Week: 577

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 169

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important
    If you are considering the addition of a trust agreement to your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions should you decide to create a trust. Deciding who to appoint as the Trustee of your trust is one of those…
  • Dec 13

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?
    A comprehensive estate plan should do far more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets after your death. Components such as tax and probate avoidance, special needs planning, or retirement planning can easily…
  • Dec 6

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?
    A power of attorney is a commonly used legal document, often included in a comprehensive estate plan. When used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be a beneficial addition to your estate plan. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
Rank this Week: 523

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

    The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017
    Background The final draft of the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum was published 6 December 2016. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Regulations will come…
  • Dec 19

    The Apprenticeship Levy

    The Apprenticeship Levy
    The way apprenticeships are funded in the UK is changing as of Spring 2017. With this change, some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will also be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training…
  • Dec 19

    Workplace Implications of the Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law

    Workplace Implications of the Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law
    On Nov. 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters passed Question 4, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana (Recreational Use Law). The Recreational Use Law follows passage of a 2012 Massachusetts ballot question which legalized the medicinal…
Rank this Week: 384

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
Rank this Week: 698