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Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Nov 18

    Enriching Environment Good for Treating Traumatic Brain Injury

    Enriching Environment Good for Treating Traumatic Brain Injury
    A violent blow to the head has the potential to cause mild to severe traumatic brain injury — physical damage to the brain that can be debilitating, even fatal. But to date, there is no effective medical or cognitive treatment for…
  • Oct 13

    PTSD can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

    PTSD can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma
    I once heard a neuropsychologist declare that one could not have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post concussion syndrome (PCS).  If you do not remember the trauma you are precluded from having PTSD since you do not remember the…
  • Oct 7

    Fat Brain

    Fat Brain
    The concept of being able to boost the health of the brain with good nutrition is really very exciting.  Lipids are good for the Brain.  New research shows lipids boost the brain.  That’s right, fat is brain fuel.…
Rank this Week: 651

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
  • Nov 17

    Deal Advisors, Wilmington

    Deal Advisors, Wilmington
    If you are hanging around Wilmington this afternoon, go listen to Afra Afsharipour's talk on Deal Advisors! Here's the info: Presented by The Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law of Widener Law Delaware and The Delaware Counsel…
  • Nov 11

    When is a controller a controller?

    When is a controller a controller?
    A recent opinion in the Chancery Court, In re Crimson Exploration, deals with the question of when is a stockholder a controlling stockholder. This case deals with an application of the proper standard of review in a transaction with an...
Rank this Week: 108

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
Rank this Week: 529

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 720

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
Rank this Week: 233

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Nov 17

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"
    A whiter shade of pale Patents that define ways to make money through commerce on the Internet never have gotten much respect. In the last year, a series of rulings by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court bled much...
  • Nov 10

    Twombly's Remorse?

    Twombly's Remorse?
    Has the United States Supreme Court backed away from its landmark toughening of the test for pleading a claim in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007)? The signs point to yes. Sort of. Twombly's record Counting today's...
  • Oct 26

    Use of Phony Benchmark Rate Supports Bad Faith Claim, Second Circuit Hold

    Use of Phony Benchmark Rate Supports Bad Faith Claim, Second Circuit Hold
    Good faith and fair dealing New York law "implies" a duty in all contracts -- a duty to perform promises in good faith.* Does that mean a party must adjust a contractual benchmark rate if it knows something has distorted...
Rank this Week: 131

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an obviousness rejection of claims directed to a process of manufacturing stents. Though the Final Office Action relied on advantages taught by the secondary reference, the Advisory Action also mentioned…
  • Nov 11

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation
    Takeaway: The Applicant attempted to remove a reference with a § 1.131 (swear-behind) declaration. The two-page declaration referred to an Appendix A included in the provisional application but did not comment or explain on the…
  • Nov 6

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection
    Takeaway: In an appeal of claims to a memory controller, the Board gave no weight to the qualifier "discrete" and interpreted "connected to" as allowing indirect connections rather than direct, physical connections. (Ex parte Morrow, PTAB…
Rank this Week: 799

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Joan Rivers New York Medical Malpractice Case.

    The Joan Rivers New York Medical Malpractice Case.
    Joan Rivers went in to the clinic for a routine throat examination and came out dead. She died after she was anesthetized and her renowned medical team took souvenir "selfies" of themselves posing with her. Meanwhile, the doctors did not…
  • Nov 11

    Central NY Injury Lawyer's Second Circuit NYC Courtoom Appearance.

    Central NY Injury Lawyer's Second Circuit NYC Courtoom Appearance.
    Last Friday I argued an appeal in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals at 40 Centre Street in Foley Square in downtown Manhattan. I had not done that I quite a while (a decade?). When you are used to arguing appeals in State court, a…
  • Nov 10

    How The Massive Airbag Recall Affects Central New Yorker

    How The Massive Airbag Recall Affects Central New Yorker
    If you haven't heard about the massive airbag recall, you probably don't need to worry about it because you are living under a rock. As long as you stay down there, and don't jump into a car, you're fine. But for the rest of our readers,…
Rank this Week: 855

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Nov 17

    Should a Defendant Testify in His Own Defense?

    Should a Defendant Testify in His Own Defense?
    Defense Lawyers often advise against their clients testifying in their own defense. It is typically unnecessary and tends to expose the client to great danger. Even […]
  • Oct 23

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS
    When has a sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography paid his debt to society? It is the natural response upon hearing of children being sexually […]
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
Rank this Week: 971

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 17

    New York Alert: Active Tax-Debt Settlement Scam

    New York Alert: Active Tax-Debt Settlement Scam
    Friends, Be aware of an active tax-debt settlement scam targeting middle-class New York. The scammers pawn themselves off as tax-settlement professionals alerting you to— and offering to settle—outstanding tax liens. There is no…
  • Nov 6

    What is a "Notice to Judgment Debtor or Obligor"?

    What is a "Notice to Judgment Debtor or Obligor"?
    If you've received a letter with language similar or identical to the below, you are being put on notice that your money is at risk of being seized by a judgment creditor. To satisfy due process standards, New York law (CPLR § 5222)…
  • Oct 31

    Do City Debt Regulations apply to Lawyers? Issue Heats up in New York

    Do City Debt Regulations apply to Lawyers? Issue Heats up in New York
    Debt collection attorneys push forward in their attempt to exclude attorneys from the reach of Local Law 15, a New York City regulation that governs debt collection activities (i.e. debt validation, licensure and calling). The city law is…
Rank this Week: 989

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Statistics AC (33-10) to be Rescinded Pending Revisions and Improvement

    Statistics AC (33-10) to be Rescinded Pending Revisions and Improvement
    The FAA has let us know that they will be rescinding the version of AC 33-10 that was published in late August; and that they will be revising and reissuing the document to better reflect the scope and intent that the FAA had originally…
  • Nov 13

    Draft Policy Concerning § 33.83 Engine Surveys Due Next Week

    Draft Policy Concerning § 33.83 Engine Surveys Due Next Week
    Comments on the FAA Draft Policy regarding vibration and engine surveys are due November 21, 2014. MARPA needs your comments! Continue reading →
  • Oct 9

    New Guidance: Casting and Proof of Structure

    New Guidance: Casting and Proof of Structure
    The FAA has released two new advisory circulars that may affect the PMA community: Casting Factors and Proof of Structure Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 992

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore

    International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore
    Last evening the Baltimore City Council adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes. Baltimore, the 26th most populous city in the country, was among the first…
  • Nov 12

    Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building

    Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building
    Election Day 2014 in which Republicans made big gains in Congress and statehouses across the country portends huge business opportunities for green building. As more conservative legislative bodies look to enact environmental and energy…
  • Nov 3

    FTC Warns 15 Businesses that their Biodegradable Claims May be Deceptive

    FTC Warns 15 Businesses that their Biodegradable Claims May be Deceptive
    The Federal Trade Commission made public that its staff sent letters to 15 businesses last month warning that their biodegradable claims related to “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags may be deceptive.  Oxodegradable plastic…
Rank this Week: 823

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
  • Nov 17

    Additional Insured Status under Excess and Umbrella Policie

    Additional Insured Status under Excess and Umbrella Policie
    Blanket additional insured endorsements often require examination of a contract between the named insured and the purported additional insured, as many of these endorsements provide insured status contingent on the named insured being…
  • Oct 28

    EBOLA – First Party Insurance Implications???

    EBOLA – First Party Insurance Implications???
    Shortly after a nurse infected with Ebola visited a wedding shop to look for wedding gowns, the owner of the shop put herself into quarantine and temporarily closed her shop.    Is that business interruption loss covered? …
  • Oct 14

    ILIA Launches Website

    ILIA Launches Website
    I’m pleased to announce that the Insurance Litigation Institute of America has launched a new website: www.insurancelitigationinstitute.org. ILIA, an institute of the Litigation Counsel of America, was founded by Diane Polscer, Julia…
Rank this Week: 624

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem
    Guest Post Wine fraud has been a problem for about as long as wine has been produced and enjoyed. Even Pliny the Elder, the Ancient Roman philosopher, complained about it – there was so much fraudulent wine that even the nobles…
  • Nov 9

    Billing is killing

    Billing is killing
    Literally. From Roll on Friday 03/10/14: A report by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has revealed the key causes of stress and mental illness prevalent amongst lawyers are their working conditions, in particular, intolerable billing…
  • Nov 2

    Passive aggressive lawyer tactic

    Passive aggressive lawyer tactic
    Over the last few years, I’ve noticed some really super passive aggressive tricks commonly used by lawyers in communications with ‘the other side’. Used in the right way, these tricks can send the blood pressure of your…
Rank this Week: 415

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Nov 17

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day
    I don’t know why or what’s in the water but November 17th must have been my own little national start a business day as I helped people form and start four businesses today. It is days like today that certainly keep you energized…
  • Oct 7

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest…
  • Oct 3

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract…
Rank this Week: 976

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 287

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 96

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    United States v. Martinez, No. 13-10563…

    United States v. Martinez, No. 13-10563 (Owens with Schroeder and Friedland). Sykes alive, one can't run away from precedent. This is an ACCA case, where one prior -- California Vehicle Code § 2800.2 for vehicle flight from a pursuing…
  • Nov 16

    Case o' The Week: Raya Hope for (d) Challenges - Raya-Vaca and Due Process Rights in Expedited Removal Proceeding

    Case o' The Week: Raya Hope for (d) Challenges - Raya-Vaca and Due Process Rights in Expedited Removal Proceeding
    The Hon. Judge Mary Murguia “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members,” opined Ghandi.  The Ninth measures up well, in a new due process decision (with teeth!) for an alien facing…
  • Nov 12

    US v. De La Torre-Jimenez, No. 13-50438…

    US v. De La Torre-Jimenez, No. 13-50438 (11-07-14)(Graber with Ebel and Kleinfeld). In an appeal of a 1326 sentence, the 9th holds that possession of cocaine for sale in violation of California's Health and Safety Code section 11351 is a drug…
Rank this Week: 291

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
Rank this Week: 41

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 625

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Nov 17

    When the Baby Leaves Him

    When the Baby Leaves Him
    I've never completely understood the exact time frame of the baby terminology.  When does one go from newborn to infant to baby to toddler to child to kid?  At the beginning, people tend to use the labels interchangeably.  But…
  • Nov 5

    Never Any Time

    Never Any Time
    I'm reminded of my favorite scene from Saved by the Bell. Photo taken from https://us.beamly.com/exclusives/2014/07/28/saved-by-the-bell-caffeine-pill/Oh Jessie Spano, I am channeling you. I've got a lot going on. We bought a house.…
  • Oct 24

    A Few First

    A Few First
    1) My first time taking a weekend vacation with my husband in a long, long, long time.  Definitely the first time since I've been a mom of 3.  I have been counting down the days until this weekend getaway to Miami, but yet, as I…
Rank this Week: 850

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

Discusses issues of interest to foreigners relocating to or investing in Panama.

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    The 'who's who' of European tax haven

    The 'who's who' of European tax haven
    Will Germany, UK and Netherlands end up in the OECD "black list" of terrible "tax havens"?Forget about the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, or Fiji. If you want to avoid paying taxes and have no problem with dicey business practices, Europe…
  • Nov 10

    Real estate investment opportunity near Panama beache

    Real estate investment opportunity near Panama beache
    A 25,000 sq m (6.18 acres) parcel is available for development as a single project or for sale of or more of 27 individual lots between 640 and 949 sq m (6888 and 10215 sq ft).  This land has free and clear title and is located a few…
  • Nov 2

    Panama will reexamine OECD standard for automatic exchange of information

    Panama will reexamine OECD standard for automatic exchange of information
    The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Panama, headed by Vice-President Isabel de Saint Malo posted this communique in its website:Panama is in the process of re-evaluating its strategy to meet state requirements for financial transparency and…
Rank this Week: 519

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
  • Nov 12

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe
    In every nursing home throughout the country, staffing levels directly affects the quality of care residents receive. Far too many nursing homes are understaffed, under-funded, and not giving residents the comprehensive care they need.…
  • Nov 3

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age
    The nursing home negligence attorneys at Pintas & Mullins law firm have decades of experience working with residents who suffer from serious or repeated falls in nursing homes. As the baby boomers age - about 10,000 Americans turn 65…
Rank this Week: 699

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Nov 17

    Professor Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Professor Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    Professor Stephen Bainbridge‘s corporate law scholarship is often cited by Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery in their corporate law opinions. The good professor is a friend of this blog and one of the most…
  • Nov 16

    Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty Examined in Selective Waiver of Stock Restriction

    Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty Examined in Selective Waiver of Stock Restriction
    Lee v. Pincus, C.A. No. 8458-CB (Del. Ch. Nov. 14, 2014). Why This Chancery Opinion is Noteworthy: The Chancellor provides in this Court of Chancery decision a useful overview of several key statements of Delaware law with widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Chancery Addresses Latest Stage in Allergan Control Contest

    Chancery Addresses Latest Stage in Allergan Control Contest
    In re Allergan Inc. Stockholder Litigation, No. 9609, 2014 WL 5791350 (Del. Ch. Nov. 7, 2014). This opinion of the Delaware Court of Chancery addresses issues related to director’s duties of disclosure as well as ripeness in the context…
Rank this Week: 182

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Nov 17

    The ALJ decision says that I remain insured through December 31, 2015. What does that mean?

    The ALJ decision says that I remain insured through December 31, 2015. What does that mean?
    A fully favorable ALJ decison usually contains a sentence like this: The claimant's earnings record shows that the claimant has acquired sufficient quarters of coverage to remain insured through December 31, 2015. A successful disability…
  • Nov 14

    Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act begins November 15

    Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act begins November 15
    The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act to sign up for medical insurance coverage in 2015 begins on Saturday, November 15. To have coverage beginning on January 1, 2015 you must sign up by December 15, 2014. Ongoing medical…
  • Nov 12

    Always Start with the DDS RFC

    Always Start with the DDS RFC
    When Social Security Security evaluates a claim for disability, it uses a 5-step sequential evaluation. For steps 4 & 5 of the sequential evaluation, Social Security assesses your functional limitations and incorporates those limitations…
Rank this Week: 537

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Sex Harassment Case Filed Against Johnny Utah’s Restaurant

    Sex Harassment Case Filed Against Johnny Utah’s Restaurant
    Johnny Utah’s has been hit with a complaint alleging sexual harassment, as well as minimum wage and overtime violations, tip theft, and spread of hours violations of the New York Labor Law and Fair Labor Standards Act. The Complaint,…
  • Nov 6

    Servers at Le Cirque Sue For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violation

    Servers at Le Cirque Sue For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violation
    A waiter at Le Cirque restaurant, recognized as one of the best restaurants in New York City, has filed a class action complaint in Manhattan federal court on behalf of all front of the house employees, other than captains, employed ……
  • Nov 4

    Low-Wage Workers Forced to Sign Non-Compete Agreements at Jimmy John’

    Low-Wage Workers Forced to Sign Non-Compete Agreements at Jimmy John’
    Food preparers and drivers at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop, a nationwide sandwich chain with over 2,000 franchises, are required to sign a non-competition agreement that forbids them from working at “any business which…
Rank this Week: 647

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Nov 17

    Product Development for Lawyer

    Product Development for Lawyer
    Editor’s Note:  I’m very excited to host this post by Eva Hibnick and Allen Rodriguez, co-founders of a law innovation agency, One 400, focusing on helping law firms build products, create inbound marketing channels and…
  • Nov 14

    Flexible Legal Arrangements Can Work – At Least Some of the Time…

    Flexible Legal Arrangements Can Work – At Least Some of the Time…
    It’s all about the clients. And what’s great to hear is that many of today’s clients don’t just tolerate but increasingly, are coming to accept lawyers for whom work-life balance matters. At least that’s been the…
  • Nov 12

    It’s That Time of Year for the Law Firm Annual Report

    It’s That Time of Year for the Law Firm Annual Report
    Do you send holiday cards each year with little business to show for your effort? That’s not surprising. After all, many firms are inundated with holiday cards and may do little more than glance at yours. So why not start a new…
Rank this Week: 832

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?
    Due to social medias extreme popularity in our society, laws have been created to prevent internet "trolls" from threatening other individuals well-being and safety. The experienced attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain…
  • Nov 14

    iPads for Inmates?

    iPads for Inmates?
    A northern California city is providing its inmates with educational tablets that will not only educate them but reduce the recidivism rate too.
  • Nov 14

    The Devastating Ramifications of Having a Restraining Order Granted against You: Why You Need a Qualified Restraining Order Lawyer

    The Devastating Ramifications of Having a Restraining Order Granted against You: Why You Need a Qualified Restraining Order Lawyer
    If a restraining order is filed against you, it is critical to call a qualified restraining order law firm to defend you. Call Wallin & Klarich today, we will get through this together.
Rank this Week: 407

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 17

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement
    FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether…
  • Nov 14

    New Jersey Supreme Court Set to Rule on Definition of “Independent Contractor”

    New Jersey Supreme Court Set to Rule on Definition of “Independent Contractor”
    The New Jersey Supreme Court will soon resolve the issue of who is and is not an independent contractor status under state wage-hour law. I discuss the Sleepy’s case in an article just published by the Washington Legal Foundation: New…
  • Nov 13

    What is Off-the-Clock Work?

    What is Off-the-Clock Work?
    Off-the-clock work is a common issue that often is the basis for class action wage claims.  Put simply, federal and state laws require that workers get paid for the time they “work.”  Generally, hours worked includes all…
Rank this Week: 942

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 539

Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Laundry Detergent Pods Dangerous for Children

    Laundry Detergent Pods Dangerous for Children
    A recent study conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that from 2012 through 2013, U.S. Poison Control centers received reports of 17,230 children younger than age 6 being exposed to chemicals in…
  • Oct 23

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month Celebrated in Maine

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month Celebrated in Maine
    With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mainers everywhere have been doing their part to raise awareness and contribute to fundraising efforts.  Komen Maine, our state's Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate, raised more than…
  • Oct 23

    Airbag Recall: NHTSA Releases Updated List of Affected Vehicle

    Airbag Recall: NHTSA Releases Updated List of Affected Vehicle
    The U.S. Government has expanded a recent massive airbag recall to now include nearly 8 million vehicles. As part of this product recall, auto safety agency officials are urging drivers to have their airbags repaired due to potential dangers…
Rank this Week: 906

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Air Bag Recalls Continue to Expand

    Air Bag Recalls Continue to Expand
    As we mentioned in a post back in September, 2014 has been a record year for auto recalls. And the year isn’t over yet. Approximately 14.3 million automobiles from ten different manufacturers have now been recalled for faulty air bags…
  • Oct 23

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 2

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 2
    National Teen Driver Safety Week is going on now! In part one of this post, we talked about the disturbingly high rate of teenager traffic fatalities and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "5 to drive" rules to keep teen…
  • Oct 17

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 1 of 2

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 1 of 2
    Despite what teenagers may believe, they are not the best drivers. Tragically, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In many cases, the teenagers who died were behind the wheel. Since it…
Rank this Week: 865

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 331

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
  • Oct 17

    17 Seconds #5

    17 Seconds #5
    17 Seconds is a newsletter for clients and other VIPs of Clocktower. 17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden, …
Rank this Week: 294

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Nov 17

    Remembering Frank

    Remembering Frank
    Frank Passed away from colon cancer on June 5, 2005. He was 46 years year old. In his life, he was a father. A husband. A provider. A friend. An addict. I miss him.
  • Nov 11

    Return To Happy Valley

    Return To Happy Valley
    I spoke to students about that journey. About my recovery. I spoke to myself. I spoke to that nineteen-year-old student. I had come full circle. It finally, was truly, Happy Valley.
  • Oct 10

    Brian Cuban’s Speaking Reel

    Brian Cuban’s Speaking Reel
Rank this Week: 518

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Nov 17

    Clothing and Mileage

    Clothing and Mileage
    Today TaxMama® hears from Mike in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a common type of question. “I work in sales as an employee. May I itemize my clothing expenses and Mileage?” Dear Mike, First, let’s take the easy part…
  • Sep 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job
    Today TaxMama® hears from Dustin in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a very reasonable question. (Let me paraphrase.) “I live in Idaho and just got a construction job in Nevada that will last two years. My wife wants to stay in Idaho…
  • Aug 19

    New Posting

    New Posting
    Today TaxMama® hears from GuideForThePoor in the TaxQuips Forum, who has an interesting question. “Suppose your deductions are too low to itemize, but you still want to give money to charity. Can you give the money to a friend who…
Rank this Week: 186

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Nov 17

    Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion - 11/17/2014

    Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion - 11/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Tort Law Opinions Body: SC19220 - Robinson v. Cianfarani ("The dispositive issue in this appeal is whether private landowners are liable for injuries sustained by a third party as the result of the failure to…
  • Nov 17

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 11/17/2014

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 11/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Foreclosure Opinions Body: SC19118 - E & M Custom Homes, LLC v. Negron ("The plaintiff, E & M Custom Homes, LLC, brought an action seeking the foreclosure of a mechanic’s lien on certain real…
  • Nov 17

    Medical Malpractice Appellate Court Opinion - 11/17/2014

    Medical Malpractice Appellate Court Opinion - 11/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Medical Malpractice Opinions Body: AC35435 - Vitali v. Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP (Medical malpractice; "The plaintiff, Elaine Vitali, appeals from the judgment…
Rank this Week: 198

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Nov 17

    CRTC on CASL enforcement

    CRTC on CASL enforcement
    Some businesses seem to be ignoring the CASL anti-spam law.  Their attitude is that it’s been months since it’s been in force, nobody’s been fined, and there have been no public enforcement actions (other…
  • Nov 13

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary
    November 16, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this blog – over 1500 posts since November 16, 2004. To put that in perspective, twitter was launched in March 2006,  Facebook didn’t open to non-college students until…
  • Nov 12

    CRTC provides guidance on CASL software provision

    CRTC provides guidance on CASL software provision
    The CRTC has just published their thoughts on the interpretation of section 8 of CASL that requires consents for certain types of software installations. They also discussed them in an IT.Can webinar.  Their interpretation is helpful,…
Rank this Week: 398

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating
    Trying to choose the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult endeavor. First and foremost, family members often want to make sure that the loved one will be safe and cared for in the facility. Family members want to make…
  • Nov 10

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient
    Neglect is one of the leading causes of death for nursing home residents in the United States. Nursing home staff workers have a legal obligation to provide consistent care to residents. When staff workers fail to check up on nursing home…
  • Nov 3

    Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Home

    Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Home
    One of the major issues impacting patients is medical malpractice involving medical errors. Every year, millions of patients receive the wrong medications. Patients can face increased risks when they receive the wrong medication in a nursing…
Rank this Week: 243

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Nov 17

    New Drug Law in Canada

    New Drug Law in Canada
    With a tip of the cap to our old friend, Peter Pliszka, north of border: Earlier this month, the so-called Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law) received royal assent and became law in Canada. This new legislation on…
  • Nov 13

    Mouthwash Class Action Washed Out

    Mouthwash Class Action Washed Out
    A federal judge earlier this month granted defendant's motion to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit accusing it of using misleading labeling on its market mouthwash.  See Suzanna Bowling v. Johnson & Johnson et al., No.…
  • Nov 11

    Federal Court Decertifies "Natural" Damages Class Action- Naturally

    Federal Court Decertifies "Natural" Damages Class Action- Naturally
    A federal court last week ordered decertification of a damages class action challenging “all natural” fruit labels, due to deficiencies with the the plaintiffs' damages model. See Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC,  No.…
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Nov 17

    Still thinking: More things I think I think

    Still thinking: More things I think I think
    The wheels in my brain are still slowly moving, so here’s more of what’s on my mind. I hate it when lawyers or firms “publish” “articles” that refer to “reports” without identifying them or…
  • Oct 30

      I have the great privilege of…

      I have the great privilege of presenting with Nancy Jessen, Managing Director of Huron Consulting, in a webinar on November 10, 2014.  The program is Disrupt Law: Keys to Employ ‘Disruptive’ Legal Service Strategies…
  • Oct 27

    Still Thinking: More Things I think I think.

    Still Thinking: More Things I think I think.
    Random thoughts from over the past weekend. People like recently-fired PGA President Ted Bishop, who was fired for referring to professional golfer Ian Poulter as “a little girl, “make me long for a return to the days of …
Rank this Week: 533

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Nov 17

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?
    We covered earlier the Supreme Court’s per curiam decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby summarily reversing the Fifth Circuit. It’s a short opinion—just two and a half pages—but it has some important things to say about pleading…
  • Nov 15

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby
    On Monday we covered Johnson v. City of Shelby, a per curiam Supreme Court decision on pleading that summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit. Here’s some of the coverage of that decision from this past week: City of Shelby: New SCOTUS...
  • Nov 14

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Jim Pfander entitled How Lower-Court Precedent Affects Supreme Court Precedent. Jim reviews Aaron Bruhl’s recent article, Following Lower-Court Precedent, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev.…
Rank this Week: 211

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Nov 17

    Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number

    Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number
    Remember a couple of years ago when the Virginia mechanic’s lien rules changed to require inclusion of a claimant’s contractor’s license number (where a license is required)?  If not, then this is a reminder of that…
  • Nov 10

    Another Great Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Weekend

    Another Great Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Weekend
    As some of you readers know, I spoke at the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar (schedule is linked here) this past weekend.  Aside from the great and flattering opportunity to join my friend Hanna Blake at the…
  • Nov 3

    Check Out the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar

    Check Out the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar
    Beginning this Friday, I will be joining some great folks on the faculty of the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar.    This year I am very honored to be joining Hanna Blake to discuss the topic of…
Rank this Week: 327

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Nov 17

    Does Asset Appreciation After A Fraudulent Transfer Affect Transferee?

    Does Asset Appreciation After A Fraudulent Transfer Affect Transferee?
    The fraudulent transfer statutes give the creditor the right to sue the transferee for the value of the asset transferred. A creditor may get a judgment against the initial transferee who receives the asset. One of my clients asked me…
  • Nov 11

    Court Says Company Issuance of New Stock To Dilute Debtor’s Shares is Fraudulent Transfer

    Court Says Company Issuance of New Stock To Dilute Debtor’s Shares is Fraudulent Transfer
    A creditor may have the Sheriff levy upon stock in a corporation held in the debtor’s name. One debtor thought he could effectively protect his stock by causing the corporation to issues substantial amounts of new stock to his wife…
  • Nov 5

    Exemption Waiver Not Applicable To Tenants By Entireties Protection

    Exemption Waiver Not Applicable To Tenants By Entireties Protection
    One of clients borrowed money from a private lender at high interest rates and very strict repayment terms. The loan documents included a provision stating that in the event of a loan default and a money judgment for repayment that…
Rank this Week: 337

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Not So Wild Tangent

    Not So Wild Tangent
    Ultramercial sued Hulu and WildTangent for infringing 7,346,545, which claims receiving payment for a consumer viewing Internet advertising. The district found the patent invalid under § 101. The CAFC balked at that, but reversed…
  • Nov 10

    Wrong Addre

    Wrong Addre
    Texas gets a lot of patent cases, but the judges there are as incompetent as in the rest of the country. In Azure Networks v. CSR, East Texas Judge Michael H. Schneider got bamboozled into an ersatz claim construction for "MAC address"…
  • Oct 22

    Obvious After the Fact

    Obvious After the Fact
    A petition for rehearing en banc at the CAFC for a drug obviousness case (Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva - CAFC 2013-1306) was denied. What was remarkable was the inane confusion at the court. Judges Dyk and Wallach stated that…
Rank this Week: 440