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Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • May 4

    Legal Research Reports: Switzerland: Implementation of Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution – The “Debt Brake”

    Legal Research Reports: Switzerland: Implementation of Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution – The “Debt Brake”
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Switzerland: Implementation of Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution – The “Debt Brake”. Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution codifies a fiscal rule for the…
  • Apr 27

    Legal Research Reports: Decriminalization of Narcotic

    Legal Research Reports: Decriminalization of Narcotic
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Decriminalization of Narcotics.  This report provides a review of laws adopted in 16 countries with regard to legalization, decriminalization, or other forms of regulation…
  • Apr 20

    Legal Research Reports: Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform

    Legal Research Reports: Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform.  Japan made reforms to its criminal justice system in June 2016 by amending its Criminal Procedure Code and other laws. The…
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New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    When Do Shareholders Have a Right to Inspect a Corporation’s Books?

    When Do Shareholders Have a Right to Inspect a Corporation’s Books?
    The structure of a corporation establishes a division of rights and responsibilities among at least three groups. Ownership of the corporation is vested in the shareholders, while directors are charged with its overall management. Officers…
  • Apr 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint
    Consumer protection laws allow the recovery of damages from businesses for various fraudulent or deceptive practices. These laws tend to define prohibited conduct in very general terms. Businesses that provide goods or services to the general…
  • Apr 6

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State
    The overall economic outlook for New Jersey is cautiously optimistic, at least according to some sources. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) describes a gradual increase in “business confidence” in its…
Rank this Week: 298

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • May 4

    Setting Expectation

    Setting Expectation
    Like many of you, over the past few weeks we entertained guests from northern locales looking for sun, beaches and good weather. While we enjoy having friends and family in our guest room, it’s also a very busy time of year for me and…
  • Apr 28

    Don’t Write in the Margin

    Don’t Write in the Margin
    While attending law school, I used to take a yellow highlighter and pen, writing in the margins of my textbooks to annotate what I viewed as the important passages related to that day’s assignment.  When a professor called on me in…
  • Apr 21

    Two Hat

    Two Hat
    When my children were young, I used to read Dr. Seuss books to them. One of their favorites was The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. You may remember the plot where the devious cat covers the interior of the house with pink spots while mother is…
Rank this Week: 881

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    No Handmaid's Tale Here

    No Handmaid's Tale Here
    But maybe you should take a look at the latest member of the UN's Women's Rights Council- Saudi Arabia. https://thewriterinblack.com/2017/05/04/the-handmaids-tale/______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs & Stepover
  • Apr 30

    Liberal Fascism

    Liberal Fascism
    It is not just a Jonah Goldberg bookntitle and warning. It is here, now. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-free-speech-kass-0430-20170428-column.html______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs &…
  • Apr 6

    Ooops.....

    Ooops.....
    People in glass houses should not throw stones. I wonder how many of the other Senators have equal pay between their male and female staff?…
Rank this Week: 257

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    New York Executors and Administrators Can Be Removed For A Conflict of Interest

    New York Executors and Administrators Can Be Removed For A Conflict of Interest
    An estate executor or administrator has many obligations with regard to an estate.  The New York Probate Lawyer Blog has discussed in many posts the various powers that an estate fiduciary can exercise.  These powers include the…
  • Apr 26

    New York Will Contests Require The Discovery of Information

    New York Will Contests Require The Discovery of Information
    A Will Contest in New York has been the subject of numerous articles in the New York Probate Lawyer Blog. After a petition for the probate of a Will is filed, notice of the petition must be given to the decedent’s distributees.…
  • Apr 19

    A New York Estate Plan Should Include Alternate Beneficiary Designation

    A New York Estate Plan Should Include Alternate Beneficiary Designation
    The creation and implementation of an estate plan requires the consideration of many factors. Reference is made to the New York Probate Lawyer Blog which contains many articles regarding the planning of an estate. One of the essential…
Rank this Week: 854

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 3

    Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer – ABC New

    Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer – ABC New
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta…
  • May 2

    Conviction in Credit Repair Scheme Using Stolen SSN

    Conviction in Credit Repair Scheme Using Stolen SSN
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Benjamin Bland, 41,  Richmond, Virginia, was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and social security fraud. According to evidence presented at his five day trial, Bland…
  • May 2

    Nine Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

    Nine Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Timothy W. Burke, also known as “Bill Burke,” “William Burke,” “Kerry Saunders,” “Pat Riley,” “Jim Caldwell,” “Jim Saunders,” “Tom…
Rank this Week: 3

Boston Car Accident Attorney News

Boston Car Accident Attorney News

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O. Smith.

https://www.bostoncaraccidentattorneynews.com/
Rank this Week: 885

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • May 3

    Recommendations To Amend Ontario’s Construction Lien Act

    Recommendations To Amend Ontario’s Construction Lien Act
    On April 30, 2016, a Report was delivered to the Ontario Government proposing amendments to the Ontario Construction Lien Act. This report may, in whole or in part, soon be implemented by the Ontario Legislature. For this reason, those…
  • Apr 18

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer
    The limitation periods which apply to construction claims are difficult to sort out at the best of times. They are even more complicated when the limitation period applies to a claim over for contribution or indemnity. That situation arises…
  • Apr 10

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario
    On March 22, 2017, a new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017 came into force in Ontario (the 2017 ICAA). The 2017 ICAA is contained in Schedule 5 to the Burden Reduction Act, 2017, SO 2017, c. 2.. The 2017 ICCA replaces the…
Rank this Week: 539

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • May 3

    USCIS Completes Data Entry for FY2018 H-1B Cap Subject Petition

    USCIS Completes Data Entry for FY2018 H-1B Cap Subject Petition
    USCIS announced that it has completed data entry of all FY2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected.
  • Apr 18

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?
    On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Buy American and Hire American.” In the “Hire American” portion of the order, Trump announced he was directing DOL, DOJ, DHS, and DOS to review the…
  • Apr 18

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Trump signed his latest Executive Order “Buy American and Hire American.” The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) observed that while today’s announcement reflects the…
Rank this Week: 163

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 3

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt
    What? In recent days, I’ve come across not one but two online features that celebrate contemporary Pittsburgh for its economic and cultural sexiness. Largely because of the regional tech economy, the millennials and GenXers who dominate…
  • May 1

    The Future of Law Teaching

    The Future of Law Teaching
    The faculty of the St. Louis University School of Law invited me to deliver the 2017 Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law on April 20, 2017. The lecture was and is not designed for journal publication, but I thought that some (including…
  • Apr 4

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1
    Carrie Furnace and the Oakmont Country Club.  George Westinghouse and the Pittsburgh Opera. These things go in pairs – Pittsburgh’s industrial history and its contemporary arts and cultural resources.  Having written…
Rank this Week: 700

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • May 2

    Raw Tuna Poke Recalled in Hawaii over Hepatitis A

    Raw Tuna Poke Recalled in Hawaii over Hepatitis A
    The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    2 Dead in San Diego due to Hepatitis A

    2 Dead in San Diego due to Hepatitis A
    Forty-two hepatitis A cases have been reported in the San Diego region since November 2016, more than four times the monthly average typically reported, the County Health and Human Services... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    Hepatitis A Frozen Berries in EU

    Hepatitis A Frozen Berries in EU
    At least 71 people in Europe have been sickened with Hepatitis A in an outbreak believed to be linked to frozen berries served in smoothies, according to the latest report... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 191

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 289

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/birth-injury-lawyer/
  • May 2

    Importance of Interpreting Umbilical Cord Blood Gases in Newborn

    Importance of Interpreting Umbilical Cord Blood Gases in Newborn
    At the moment of birth, the most objective method of assessing a newborn’s metabolic condition is by analyzing umbilical cord blood gas. To be specific, arterial cord pH and base deficit can determine perinatal hypoxia and be an insight…
  • Apr 28

    $42 Million Judgment Entered for Brain Damaged Child Injured by Forceps During Delivery

    $42 Million Judgment Entered for Brain Damaged Child Injured by Forceps During Delivery
    A federal district court judge in Harrisburg, Penn., has entered a judgment for $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries. In the federal lawsuit, it was alleged that the brain injury was…
  • Mar 17

    Birth Injuries Are Traumatic to the Newborn Child, Mother, Father and Family

    Birth Injuries Are Traumatic to the Newborn Child, Mother, Father and Family
    The birth injury to a newborn is perhaps the most heartbreaking injuries that human beings face. The birth of a newborn child is a remarkable event by itself. It comes with the promise of a long and healthy life. However, when an…
Rank this Week: 354

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 1

    Ex-fire chief accused of abuse

    Ex-fire chief accused of abuse
    The Associated Press reports that a former Kingston fire chief who abruptly retired in February shortly after receiving a new contract now faces a sexual assault charge. Robert Heath has been charged with indecent assault and battery on…
  • May 1

    Mass. Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-year-old

    Mass. Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-year-old
    A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 3-year-old New York girl after sending photos of the abuse to an undercover investigator with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas. According to…
  • Feb 11

    No Bail for Paquin

    No Bail for Paquin
    The Eagle Tribune reports that defrocked and formerly jailed ex-priest Ronald Paquin, who was assigned to parishes in Haverhill and Methuen, will be held without bail on a fugitive from justice charge until late next week. Paquin, 74, was…
Rank this Week: 197

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • May 1

    Drone Liability and Litigation

    Drone Liability and Litigation
    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by…
  • Apr 9

    Tackling Issues on the Hill

    Tackling Issues on the Hill
    As James M. Early, CSSC, a Senior Advisor at Ringler, becomes the 2017 President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), there's work to do on Capitol Hill.  Listen as Jim Early talks with Ringler Radio host,…
  • Mar 12

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement
    Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial…
Rank this Week: 146

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Texas Family Code Section 152.207, what is an inconvenient forum for child custody?

    Texas Family Code Section 152.207, what is an inconvenient forum for child custody?
    What is Jurisdiction? Jurisdiction is the ability for a court to hear a case. When two states are involved, the states must decide which court more rightfully has jurisdiction to hear the case so that there are not conflicting orders out of…
  • Apr 4

    What is the Maximum Amount of Child Support I Can Be Ordered to Pay in Texas?

    What is the Maximum Amount of Child Support I Can Be Ordered to Pay in Texas?
    What is the Maximum Amount of Child Support I Can Be Ordered to Pay in Texas?               It would be really easy to answer the question of what the maximum amount of child support…
  • Mar 9

    What’s the deal with fault divorce in Texas?

    What’s the deal with fault divorce in Texas?
    Why is everyone talking about fault and no-fault divorce lately? Fault divorces have been in the news lately in Texas because Representative Matt Krause from Fort Worth authored a bill that would get rid of so-called “no-fault”…
Rank this Week: 862

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • May 1

    $3 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide Death Caused by Paxil in Pharmaceutical Lawsuit

    $3 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide Death Caused by Paxil in Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
    Plaintiff Wendy Dolin, the wife of the decedent, Stewart Dolin, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago alleging that the death of her husband, Stewart Dolin, was caused by the taking of…
  • Apr 27

    $120,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured Pedestrian Hit by Backing Vehicle

    $120,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured Pedestrian Hit by Backing Vehicle
    Shirley Malcolm, 89, was using a walker while moving through a retail parking lot at 1090 State St. in Lemont, Ill. It was April 28, 2016 when she was hit by the SUV driven by the defendant, Janice Kasper, as the car slowly backed out of a…
  • Apr 24

    U.S. District Court Judge Denies Motion of Dietary Supplement Company

    U.S. District Court Judge Denies Motion of Dietary Supplement Company
    Mary Ann Nichols of Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit against the dietary supplement company NaturMed Inc., which is also known as Institute for Vibrant Living. Her suit alleges that the company violated federal and state advertising laws.…
Rank this Week: 78

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • May 1

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is an ordinance that protects and provides rights to individuals over their health information. This rule restricts physicians and the business associates to disclose the health…
  • Apr 20

    How to start a business in Los Angele

    How to start a business in Los Angele
    How do I Start a Business in Los Angeles? Have you considered what it would be like to start a business in Los Angeles but are unsure where to begin? Without the proper knowledge, this can be an exhausting process. This blog post should be a…
  • Apr 13

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney
    What is a California Durable Power of Attorney? A California Durable Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes your agent (a person you choose) to manage your financial affairs if you become unable (or unwilling) to manage them…
Rank this Week: 413

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • May 1

    JDB 169: Ozan Varol | Rocket Scientist, Law Professor, Coach for Overwhelmed Attorney

    JDB 169: Ozan Varol | Rocket Scientist, Law Professor, Coach for Overwhelmed Attorney
    I am happy to share you with the first in a series of interviews I conducted of speakers who presented at Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. My first guest on the podcast is Ozan Varol. Mr. Varol is a rocket…
  • Apr 21

    JDB 168: Is the Legal Profession in Trouble? (Lawyernomics Day 2)

    JDB 168: Is the Legal Profession in Trouble? (Lawyernomics Day 2)
    Day 2 of Lawyernomics is in the books and it was a good one. The day kicked off with presentations from various members of the Avvo leadership team, including Avvo CEO Mark Britton. Avvo gathers huge amounts of data related to law practice…
  • Apr 20

    JDB 167: Lawyernomics by Avvo – Day One

    JDB 167: Lawyernomics by Avvo – Day One
    I am back in Las Vegas, Nevada for Avvo’s 8th annual Lawyernomics conference. Lawyermonics is a three day conference focused on helping lawyers with the business side of law practice. Last year was my first year attending Lawyernomics…
Rank this Week: 681

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 882

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Family Law Courts funding plight continue

    Family Law Courts funding plight continue
    Now that the budget sails have been set, we can be sure of one thing in this budget- there will be little relief for the beleaguered Family Law Courts. The Federal Government will not be stumping up cash for the courts, and nor will it be…
  • Apr 12

    Third party property settlement issue

    Third party property settlement issue
    Recently I presented at the seventh annual Family Law Forum run by Legalwise in Brisbane about third party property settlement issues. My paper is below. The shorthand version  of what I have set out in the paper is to be circumspect…
  • Mar 26

    Australian Divorce Blog named in the top 50 Australian blog

    Australian Divorce Blog named in the top 50 Australian blog
    I am delighted that the Australian Divorce Blog has been named in the top 50 blogs in Australia by Feedspot.In the words of Feedspot founder Anuj Agarwhal:I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this…
Rank this Week: 250

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 230

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Kamagra tablette

    Kamagra tablette
    Elle a reduit les problemes de sante sexuelle chez les hommes dans une mesure importante.
  • Dec 19

    I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn

    I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn
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  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
Rank this Week: 911

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 29

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development
    The Georgia Legislature approved legislation allowing local governments to seize blighted property for economic development. House Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, said the change would give cities more options in dealing…
  • Apr 25

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation
    The Appraisal Institute reported April 17 that 37 bills affecting the valuation profession are pending in 23 states. According to the Appraisal Institute, the proposed legislation includes: Arizona SB 1197 which makes various changes to the…
  • Apr 24

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie
    PA State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. has announced that he intends to introduce legislation to aid railroads that may have its property condemned by utilities. He states that “The use of ‘quick take’ condemnation…
Rank this Week: 986

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    SELF PROVING WILLS TO SPEED UP PROBATE

    SELF PROVING WILLS TO SPEED UP PROBATE
    SELF PROVING WILLS TO SPEED UP PROBATE                  Under the old New Jersey Probate Rules required one of the two witnesses to a will to travel and…
  • Apr 27

    Spotswood LibraryWills, Estate Planning…

    Spotswood LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMay 23 at 12:30 Free community program Spotswood Library548 Main StreetSpotswood, NJ 08884            WILLS & ESTATE…
  • Apr 27

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15
     Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMay 15 at 7pm       May is Older Americans MonthAt Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick Plaza Woodbridge NJ 07095  WILLS &…
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The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 18

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Relationships and Dating

    Relationships and Dating
    Coping with Mistrust in Relationships Post-Divorce  You can face your trust issues with optimism when you extend trust to those who deserve it and learn to trust yourself day by day.…
  • Apr 19

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce
    During divorce, you’re going from a two-income to a one-income household. You need to get a handle on your finances — not only for yourself, but also for your children. Click here for valuable…
  • Apr 18

    Clarification on when a Court Commissioner can hear a case

    Clarification on when a Court Commissioner can hear a case
    Wife filed a petition for dissolution of marriage. At the hearing on the petition a Commissioner (rather than a Judge) made a series of temporary orders over husband’s objection. Husband was self-represented. Minute orders identified…
Rank this Week: 747

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 964

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice
    In Gersh v. Nixon Peabody, LLP, the court addressed a legal malpractice claim brought by a decedent's surviving spouse in connection with the couple's estate planning. After settling a claim with the decedent's children from a prior marriage…
  • Mar 31

    Sometimes It’s Just a Question of Standing

    Sometimes It’s Just a Question of Standing
    To object to the probate of a will, party must have a pecuniary interest that would be adversely affected by the admission of the instrument to probate. In Estate of Saunders, the Kings County Surrogate’s Court recently issued two…
  • Mar 3

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding
    As parties prepare for trial before the Surrogate’s Court, a question that oftentimes arises is whether there is a right to a trial by jury. In this entry, Robert Harper explains why no such right exists in the case of proceedings…
Rank this Week: 691

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 28

    Human Rights-Based Integration Policy and the New “Migrant Integration Strategy”

    Human Rights-Based Integration Policy and the New “Migrant Integration Strategy”
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Leanne Caulfield, research assistant at Maynooth University on the IHREC-funded project “Integration Policy in Ireland Through the Lens of Human Rights and Equality”. In January,…
  • Apr 25

    The Citizens Assembly Proposals: A Draft Bill

    The Citizens Assembly Proposals: A Draft Bill
    Lawyers for Choice has produced a draft bill that gives effect to the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations for abortion law reform. The purpose of the Bill is to codify the Assembly’s proposals, and to show how simply and…
  • Apr 24

    NUI Galway Announce New Director of Irish Centre for Human Right

    NUI Galway Announce New Director of Irish Centre for Human Right
    NUI Galway has announced the appointment of Professor Siobhán Mullally as the Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. Professor Mullally will take up her post in…
Rank this Week: 126

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 489

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Protecting FinTech Innovation

    Protecting FinTech Innovation
    An early form of FinTech Photo HBSource Wikipedia Jane Lambert A lot of money is going into FinTech (financial services technology) in this country and overseas nowadays including accelerator programmes promoted by…
  • Apr 24

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Houses of Parliament Source Wikipedia Jane Lambert The action arising from groundless threats has been one of the most perplexing features of our intellectual property law both for foreign owners of IPR in this country…
  • Apr 18

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle
    Royal Courts of Justice Photo Michael ReeveCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Perry v F H Brundle and Others [2017] EWHC 678 (IPEC) (30 March 2017) Para 1 of the Part 3C Practice Direction, which is made…
Rank this Week: 264

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault…

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawyer Blog

Covers sexual abuse and assault cases. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagosexualabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    14-Year-Old Girl Sexually Abused On CTA Bus In Logan Square

    14-Year-Old Girl Sexually Abused On CTA Bus In Logan Square
    A 14-year-old girl was sexually abused on a CTA bus in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood on Wednesday (April 26, 2017) morning. According to Chicago Police, the abuse occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. in the 2400 block of N.…
  • Mar 22

    Attempted Child Abduction In Lockport, Illinoi

    Attempted Child Abduction In Lockport, Illinoi
    There was an alleged child abduction attempt Monday (March 20, 2017) in Lockport.  The incident happened in the area of Oak Avenue and Green Garden Place. According to information provided by the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the…
  • Feb 11

    Former Peoria Teacher Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Student

    Former Peoria Teacher Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Student
    In the recent past there have been many instances of alleged sexual abuse and sexual assault of children by teachers and other types of school personnel, such as principals and other administrators, in Illinois.  On this site, various…
Rank this Week: 261

The Perth Asian Lawyer

The Perth Asian Lawyer

Covers family and business law in Australia. By Raymond Tan.

http://tanandtanlawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Results of the 5th Tan and Tan Lawyers…

    Results of the 5th Tan and Tan Lawyers Golf TournamentThere was concern a few days before the tournament as the weather forecast was for a thunderstorm. Luckily the weather held and the players had a great hot Autumn day of golf. The Gosnells…
  • Apr 21

    3rd Annual An Yu and Tan and Tan Lawyers Family Tournament

    3rd Annual An Yu and Tan and Tan Lawyers Family Tournament
    Dear readers The 3rd Annual An Yu Badminton Academy and Tan and Tan Lawyers Cup is taking place on 27 May 2017 at Armadale Badminton Centre.Please see info. This is family bonding badminton. See you there.
  • Apr 20

    Tan and Tan Lawyers hold a seminar for the Korean community discussing purchasing a business and retail premises law.

    Tan and Tan Lawyers hold a seminar for the Korean community discussing purchasing a business and retail premises law.
    Dear readersI had the pleasure of holding a seminar to advise the Korean community about what to look out for when buying a business. The seminar also discussed the rights of a tenant under the retail premises act.Have a look…
Rank this Week: 278

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Post-Conviction Relief to Remove Potential Immigration Consequence

    Post-Conviction Relief to Remove Potential Immigration Consequence
    Legislature Enacts Post-Conviction Relief to Remove Potential Immigration Consequences After a Penal Code Section 1000 Plea Last week I wrote about the immigration consequences that may attach to an “expunged” conviction. This…
  • Apr 20

    AN “EXPUNGED” CONVICTION MAY STILL BE A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE

    AN “EXPUNGED” CONVICTION MAY STILL BE A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE
    Many people who have been convicted on a misdemeanor charge or certain felonies for which they were not sentenced to prison can, after certain conditions are met, apply to the court for what is commonly called an “expungement” of…
  • Apr 14

    IS THE WAR ON DRUGS COMING BACK?

    IS THE WAR ON DRUGS COMING BACK?
    Way back in 1971, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs.” The federal drug control agencies were dramatically beefed-up, the DEA was created (1973). Quaint as it seems now, much of the effort was directed at marijuana. Back in…
Rank this Week: 807

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Florida Man Seeking Asylum Faced Deportation Due to Past Misdemeanor

    Florida Man Seeking Asylum Faced Deportation Due to Past Misdemeanor
    APRIL 27, 2017 Marco Aurelio Coello was tortured in Venezuela before he left that country to seek asylum in the United States. Coello is an activist who took part in a protest in 2014 in opposition to the regime of Nicolás Maduro when…
  • Mar 22

    Verdict Decided in South Florida Homicide of Former Cop by Ex-Wife

    Verdict Decided in South Florida Homicide of Former Cop by Ex-Wife
    This article is about the case of a Clearwater High School teacher named Cara Ryan who admitted to the shooting death of her ex-husband, John Rush, a retired Sergeant for the St. Petersburg Police Department. You can find the lead-in to this…
  • Feb 21

    Florida Case Interrupts the Statute of Limitation

    Florida Case Interrupts the Statute of Limitation
    A crime that was committed more than a specific quantified number of years ago may be subject to a statute of limitation which is basically a clock making sure prosecutions don’t move forward in an attempt to prosecute a crime based on…
Rank this Week: 898

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 26

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again
    Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger et al., a case I wrote about way back in 2012 involving the scope of sanctions (including attorney’s fees) available when a party to a lawsuit…
  • Mar 19

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
    Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He…
  • Mar 7

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?
          Federal court litigators are of course familiar with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(B), which requires “a written report” from the witnesses we typically think of as “expert witnesses,” i.e., the witnesses…
Rank this Week: 86

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 581

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 26

    Bad deed

    Bad deed
    I have had multiple cases recently where title companies have refused to honor deeds recorded around the time of death. That is, the person just before death signed a deed to transfer the property to another. In each case the facts are…
  • Mar 13

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake
    On March 11, 2016 I got the call of a lifetime… and I do not mean that in a good way. I got the call from the police, in Logan, Utah, that my mother had been shot to death by her husband. This is not a post about domestic abuse, gun…
  • Mar 2

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust
    You likely know that CaliforniaProbate.info tries to stay up on all “Heggstad” related news. As the owner of www.heggstadpetition.com it is imperative that I keep up-to-date on these cases. We advise clients, and potential…
Rank this Week: 517

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Definition: Consent Judgment

    Definition: Consent Judgment
    A consent judgment is where you agree to have a judgment against you in a collection lawsuit. A judgment is a document that is from the judge and filed into court.  It states that the debt collector can get money from us.…
  • Apr 18

    How does the FDCPA help me with abusive debt collectors?

    How does the FDCPA help me with abusive debt collectors?
    ============================================================================ The FDCPA is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act — a federal law that governs and regulates debt collectors. Continue reading
  • Apr 14

    Definition: Compensatory Damage

    Definition: Compensatory Damage
    Compensatory damages are designed to help you. The word “damages” means that you’ve been harmed, and that you need to be repaid for those damages. Continue reading
Rank this Week: 252

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 26

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
    The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate…
  • Apr 26

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
    Donald Trump and Jefferson Sessions lose another round in court, this time on the threat to withhold federal funds from cities that don't comply with its requests to detain undocumented persons when released from state and local jails or…
  • Apr 25

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
    Ted Cruz is hardly the first to propose using forfeited assets from Mexican drug traffickers to pay for a border wall. In February, Rep. James Sensebrenner introduced H.R. 1067: Build up Illegal Line Defenses with Assets Lawfully Lifted Act…
Rank this Week: 2

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Attorney Fees, Divorce

    Attorney Fees, Divorce
    As a Jacksonville divorce attorney, I understand that attorney fees in divorce cases is an issue that comes up in every case. Whether each person will pay his or her own attorney fees, or whether the other side will be forced to contribute…
  • Apr 13

    Child Support Contempt

    Child Support Contempt
    Child Support Contempt is a common issue with Jacksonville Family law and divorce cases. When it comes to child support, often child support contempt motions are part of the norm.  As a Jacksonville child support attorney and family…
  • Feb 23

    Child Support, Gross Income Matter

    Child Support, Gross Income Matter
    Money and finances in divorce and related cases are rarely, if ever, at the very top of a judge’s list of important issues, but child support calculations are important.   For the most part, calculating child support is a…
Rank this Week: 608

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Woman Killed in Cypress Car Accident

    Woman Killed in Cypress Car Accident
    According to the Whittier Daily News, a La Mirada woman lost her life on Easter Sunday in a three-car crash in Cypress, California. The Cypress car accident took place at Katella Avenue and Valley View Street.  According to the…
  • Apr 17

    CHP Searching for California Hit and Run Wrongful Death Driver

    CHP Searching for California Hit and Run Wrongful Death Driver
    “Leaving Oceanside. See you soon.” This was the last text sent by Christopher Allen Isaacs to his girlfriend, Jennifer Gonzalez, before his untimely wrongful death. Around 5 pm on Friday, April 7, near the Santa Fe Drive exit in…
  • Apr 12

    San Diego Wrongful Death Hit and Run

    San Diego Wrongful Death Hit and Run
    A man driving a white SUV ran a red light at Pacific Highway in San Diego when he struck and killed 50-year-old Garold Crosbie. After killing Crosbie, the driver sped off, fleeing the scene. The driver was later identified as 21-year-old…
Rank this Week: 225

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 65

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 376