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Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 836

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
Rank this Week: 448

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Jun 15

    AIC’s New Fact Sheet Indicates that 20-25% of all STEM Workers are Foreign Born

    AIC’s New Fact Sheet Indicates that 20-25% of all STEM Workers are Foreign Born
    The American Immigration Council just released a fact sheet entitled “Foreign-born STEM Workers in the United States” and noted the importance of said workers to America, “STEM workers are essential to the U.S. economy in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 121

Utah Criminal Defense Blog

Utah Criminal Defense Blog

By Overson & Sheen LLC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Is DUI a Felony in Utah?

    Is DUI a Felony in Utah?
    DUI is typically a misdemeanor crime in Utah. However, there are also a few scenarios where driving under the influence can lead to felony charges. Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Darwin Overson explains when intoxicated driving is a…
  • Jun 12

    The Top 10 Safest Cities in Utah

    The Top 10 Safest Cities in Utah
    Utah is home to nearly 3 million people inhabiting about 250 communities. While no town or city is 100% free of crime, certain communities are safer than others. Utah criminal lawyer Darwin Overson compares recent crime statistics in…
  • Jun 8

    Utah Has the Fewest Drunk Driving Accidents Nationwide

    Utah Has the Fewest Drunk Driving Accidents Nationwide
    In April 2016, USA Today reported on a nationwide CarInsuranceComparison.com study that showed Utah ranked lowest in the U.S. for drunk driving accidents. In an interesting correlation, an August 2016 article by WalletHub ranked Utah number…
Rank this Week: 526

That Lawyer Dude

That Lawyer Dude

A family friendly site where people can come to learn about Law, Government, and the Judicial System. By Anthony J. Colleluori.

http://thatlawyerdude.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Crazy is Crazy and That is Nobody's Fault.

    Crazy is Crazy and That is Nobody's Fault.
    Today I awoke to the news that some Sixty Six Year Old nut job from Illinois decided he was going to make a point of embarrassing himself and his causes by killing or at least wounding a bunch of Republican Congressmen and Senators who get…
  • May 29

    Memorial Day 2017: RememberingWhy We Remember.

    Memorial Day 2017: RememberingWhy We Remember.
    Our freedom and our lives were and are preserved by those that served our country in War and Peace as Soldiers Sailors Airmen and Marines.Their efforts and their lives were spent in service of not just a nation, but an ideal. That all men are…
  • May 17

    Let's Play "News, Not News, Fake News"!

    Let's Play "News, Not News, Fake News"!
    Okay Team, I am getting really tired of all the Bullshit that people get nuts about. Some is actual news, some while true, isn't really news and of course some stories are pure fabrication or so devoid of the truth that it is...well,…
Rank this Week: 387

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 133

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 969

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Jun 11

    Intentional Interference With Inheritance - Estate of Boman (2017)

    Intentional Interference With Inheritance - Estate of Boman (2017)
    You gotta love email.  In seconds, I can transmit a message around the globe to one person or to hundreds of people, or I can share a photo of my dog, Georgia.  Or you can email your parents' attorney and tell the attorney what…
  • Jan 15

    Take That Step

    Take That Step
    This past year, I had the opportunity to go skydiving. What a blast! I had wanted to skydive for a while so I was anxious to jump out. However,  when you are on the edge of the plane door, looking out at the ground several thousand feet…
  • Dec 26

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!
    Adoption can be a wonderful thing.  My niece, in this picture, is adopted and she is a wonderful addition to our family.  However, adoption can have some funky applications in the estate planning world.  A recent ruling from…
Rank this Week: 965

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 9

    Economic Research

    Economic Research
    CAMOVA Hope is a flowering tree that sways gently to the breath of illusions. Severo Catalina History has shown that great empires do not last as long as you want to stay, especially when it has been shown that to maintain his power must know…
  • Aug 17

    Fear of Failure

    Fear of Failure
    The fear to the failure is something natural when we embarked in a new labor experience or of businesses. Often this one feeling drowns by not knowing how to give time to us to the time. Almost at any moment we tend to compare itself with…
  • Aug 12

    Unlike

    Unlike
    View of both sexes This question bothers and will excite women. It was women. Because of the friendship between the sexes, stubbornly wants to believe it is the female half of humanity. Let's look at the reasons why women are so need to…
Rank this Week: 416

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Jun 9

    "The Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat”

    "The Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat”
    The US Fulbright Alumni Association has launched the "Stand for Fulbright" campaign, because "the Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat: The Administration has submitted a budget that would result in a 47% cut to the Fulbright…
  • May 27

    Merkel and Germany Are Not Turning Away from America

    Merkel and Germany Are Not Turning Away from America
    Many headline writers are blowing Merkel’s statement about US and UK reliability out of proportion. Putin will be happy about the display of transatlantic division. I think Merkel’s comment could be very good for transatlantic…
  • Feb 24

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off
    German TV series are finally taking off. Both historical drama and contemporary drama are red hot right now. Since GERMANY 83, a great Cold War spy drama based on the Able Archer NATO maneuver, all major streaming services have announced…
Rank this Week: 786

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jun 9

    F-bomb Directed At Judge Leads To Contempt Finding

    F-bomb Directed At Judge Leads To Contempt Finding
    There are many times when you just say “yes sir” or “yes ma’am” or, and especially “yes, your honor.” And even if you’re not going to be polite, it’s just not a good idea to go all the way…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
Rank this Week: 52

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jun 7

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action
    It's official ... the ability to sue for damages under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has been put on ice. An order-in-council dated June 2, 2017 repealed the provision of a previous cabinet order that set the commencement of the private right…
  • Jun 7

    CASL's civil right of action to be delayed?

    CASL's civil right of action to be delayed?
    I am hearing from reliable sources that the government has agreed to postpone the civil right of action under Canada's Anti-spam Law. The provisions, that were planned to come into effect on July 1, 2017, would mean a person or corporation…
  • May 10

    Alberta law provides civil remedies for cyberbullying victim

    Alberta law provides civil remedies for cyberbullying victim
    Tort regarding non-consensual distribution of intimate images supplements recent criminal amendments The Alberta legislature has passed a bill to provide civil remedies for victims of the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Bill…
Rank this Week: 780

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jun 6

    Save some money on car insurance

    Save some money on car insurance
    I am a big proponent of not shopping for insurance solely based on price. There are other important factors. But, for some people, price is the biggest factor. And for some people, two insurance companies may offer the same personal...
  • Jan 8

    FAQ: Am I responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?

    FAQ: Am I responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?
    Question: I was involved in a car crash. I have medical insurance. Am I responsible to pay these bills back when I settle my case? Answer: This is based on two recent cases I have had! I wish it wasn't,...
  • Aug 24

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story
    Let me relate a real story about why you should never trust an insurance company. This is for a case I am currently working on. As background, my client was rear ended in a car accident by an unlicensed, uninsured...
Rank this Week: 546

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 115

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 283

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Acquiring Rights From Co-Author

    Acquiring Rights From Co-Author
    Dear Rich: Currently, my story is unpublished because I had a writing partner who was working on the book with me. Unfortunately, he has quit the project, but I would still like to continue it and see it towards publishing. What are my steps…
  • May 27

    Can I Use Couture Photos for Wikipedia Entry?

    Can I Use Couture Photos for Wikipedia Entry?
    GEORGE HALLEY -  1968 COTY "WINNIE" AWARDLace Baby Doll Dress with Flower and BowDear Rich: My father was a photographer who at times worked for newspapers and free-lance for himself. He died in 1972 and the works in question were taken…
  • May 13

    Can We Use Ancestry and DNA Information in Book?

    Can We Use Ancestry and DNA Information in Book?
    19th Century imagery used by abolitionist organizations in their efforts to turn northern Americans against slavery. I’m helping two authors with a manuscript about their experiences researching their ancestors who were…
Rank this Week: 209

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 207

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    How to Say No to a Family Court Judge

    How to Say No to a Family Court Judge
    It seems simple enough. You should never agree with a Judge if you don’t actually agree with a Family Court Judge, right? Theoretically, yes, it is simple to say, “No your honor I don’t agree.” But in reality, when it…
  • Mar 15

    Practice Mindfulness in Divorce

    Practice Mindfulness in Divorce
    I stand before a judge in a public courtroom crowded with lawyers and clients awaiting their divorce hearings. My client’s husband created two counterfeit checks and, under penalty of perjury, presented copies of the checks to the court…
  • Feb 12

    Stipulation and Order with Settlement Term

    Stipulation and Order with Settlement Term
    The post Stipulation and Order with Settlement Terms appeared first on Helene L. Taylor.
Rank this Week: 39

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

By Glenn R. Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 594

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Jun 2

    It's Wedding Season

    It's Wedding Season
    Weddings have become huge affairs, often requiring a significant amount of time and money to plan. But it is even more important for couples to discuss their finances and be prepared to be honest about money. It should come as...
  • May 8

    Resource of the day

    Resource of the day
    The People's Law Library of Maryland has created a workbook to help people who are representing themselves in family law cases. You can access the workbook here. While there is a lot of information in the workbook, it does not...
  • Apr 14

    Divorce in the DMV

    Divorce in the DMV
    The Washington DC metro area is a curious creature. Generally, it includes Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, but it's not unheard of for people to commute here from their homes in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. While…
Rank this Week: 701

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 2

    Interest: Equitable and Otherwise

    Interest: Equitable and Otherwise
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed the Court of International Trade's holding that a surety is be liable for statutory interest but not for equitable interest when the importer defaults on the payment of antidumping duties. What follows is…
  • May 30

    On Toner Cartridges and Gray Market Import

    On Toner Cartridges and Gray Market Import
    The United States Supreme Court has made it easier for discount retailers and "off-brand" Amazon resellers to import and sell refurbished goods, which is good news for bargain seekers.First, a little background. Intellectual property rights…
  • May 23

    Nairobi Protocol

    Nairobi Protocol
    The Court of International Trade has taken an interesting hard look at the Nairobi Protocol to the Florence Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials, which is popularly known as just the Nairobi…
Rank this Week: 445

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Jun 1

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period
    Despite past assurances as recently as Oct. 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has now stated that it will no longer annotate TN visa stamps to reflect the dates of employment requested by a TN visa petitioner. (TN visa stamps are…
  • May 30

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid
    Individuals working in the U.S. under TN visa status as Registered Nurses and in other healthcare occupations require a healthcare worker certificate (visa screen). Not only is the visa screen required for initial TN visa applications,…
  • Mar 15

    Electronic Device Searches During TN Visa Application

    Electronic Device Searches During TN Visa Application
    Question: Can U.S. border officers search my cell phone or laptop when I apply for TN visa status at the border?Reply: Generally, under an exception to the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable searches, USCBP border officers have…
Rank this Week: 219

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • May 31

    Ten years!

    Ten years!
    This is a post made out of notes on the first ten years of this blog (2006-2016). Most of the activity was during that first half. I’m posting it now as part of the site reboot. Some things of interest…to me, at least: In that…
  • May 31

    Rebooting lexferenda.com

    Rebooting lexferenda.com
    I’ve neglected this blog for quite a while now (and it was hardly all that active beforehand), so this is just a note of hello (and welcome back, hopefully) to readers. I’ve also updated some of the static pages at the tabs above…
  • May 29

    Note for email and RSS subscribers – changes ahead

    Note for email and RSS subscribers – changes ahead
    For the few of you who are still out there and receiving these updates – this blog will move to a new location by 1 June 2017. I think that the RSS should continue to work, but the email subscription definitely won’t. If still…
Rank this Week: 740

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • May 31

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence
    Linda Kohanov is one of the pioneers in the area of building emotional intelligence skills through human/equine interaction. Based on the theories she discusses in her numerous bestsellers, her organization Eponaquest offers…
  • Apr 21

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3
    So we realize the depth and breadth of the competition that artificially intelligent technology can pose to our traditional legal practices. We are, after all, not able to access as many sources and certainly not as fast and perhaps not as…
  • Apr 10

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 2

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 2
    Sure, as we were saying, we lawyers could use some extra computing capacity, but isn’t there something unique about dispensing legal services that makes our positions secure from the onslaught of robots with artificial intelligence? For…
Rank this Week: 711

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    An issue to be resolved: The treatment of autopsy report

    An issue to be resolved: The treatment of autopsy report
    This blog has remained dormant for some time, it part because I have been distracted by other work and in part because there haven't been all that many developments that I have thought are worth reporting on.  But I will try to begin…
  • Dec 23

    Third petition on surrogate expert

    Third petition on surrogate expert
    Tim Provis, counsel for the petitioner in Roalson v. Wisconsin, No. 15-6037, which presents an issue similar to Griep and Katso, has kindly provided me with copies of the papers on cert.  Here are links to the Petition, the State's Brief…
  • Nov 25

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"
    At least two cert petitions are currently before the Supreme Court on the question of whether, or when, a prosecution may present the substance of an out-of-court testimonial statement through an in-court witness who bases an opinion in part…
Rank this Week: 264

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
  • May 30

    The Success of the Rewards Program of the False Claims Act

    The Success of the Rewards Program of the False Claims Act
    According to a Department of Justice announcement in December 2016, the Government has recovered over $4.7 billion from False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2016. The total amount recovered under the False Claims Act since 1987 is…
  • Apr 4

    Does the False Claims Act Help Fight Fraud?

    Does the False Claims Act Help Fight Fraud?
    In her abstract dated December 4, 2016, Elissa Phillip Gentry, a lawyer-economist says, “yes.”  She claims successful False Claims Act settlements against pharmaceutical companies have helped relinquish inappropriate…
  • Mar 16

    Department of Justice Increases Civil Penalties for False Claim Act Violation

    Department of Justice Increases Civil Penalties for False Claim Act Violation
    Recently, the Department of Justice announced that it was increasing the civil monetary penalties for penalties assessed after February 3, 2017 for violations occurring after November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 budget bill which requires…
Rank this Week: 535

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 224

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

By Heather M. Morado. Covers entertainment and intellectual property law.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 979

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • May 25

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2017-2018 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2017-2018 Incoming Masthead
    2017-2018 Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Kelly Executive Editor Steven Horn Managing & Publications Editor Erich Grome Articles Editor Samantha Trussel Notes Editor Brian Silver Research & Articles Selection Editor…
  • Sep 4

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2015-2016 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Abby Chestnut Allison Curry Anshika Mehrotra Blake Browning Christian Nee David Showalter…
  • Jun 18

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead
    Editor-in-Chief Manmeet Dhindsa Executive Editor Jesse Hong Managing Editor Gwen Ball Senior Articles Editor Samantha Grunberg Senior Notes Editor Geoff Moody Senior Research Editor Liz Dalton Research Editor Matt Devendorf Articles Selection…
Rank this Week: 988

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • May 24

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation
    The other day, CBL ran across an interesting mediation article in International Comparative Jurisprudence by Edward J. Kelly of the University of Tennessee and Natalija Kaminiskiené of Lithuania’s Mykolis Romeric University. The…
  • May 17

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!
    It’s been more than a year since CBL did an analysis of the frequency various chemicals were the subjects of Proposition 65 Sixty Day Notices / Notices of Violation. As most readers will know, before private party enforcer can bring...
  • Jan 31

    Ninth Circuit Rules “No, You Can’t Just Stash the Binding Arbitration Agreement in the Box”

    Ninth Circuit Rules “No, You Can’t Just Stash the Binding Arbitration Agreement in the Box”
    We know that under the “shrink-wrap doctrine,” the manufacturer of software can place language on the outside of its package stating that by opening the shrink-wrap around the DVD or CD-ROM that contains the software, the user…
Rank this Week: 524

This Business of Law

This Business of Law

The intersection of law practice, marketing, and technology. Leverage technology to increase revenue.

http://thisbusinessoflaw.com
  • May 24

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling
    If you’re an attorney who has been paying only marginal attention to the online security of your confidential client communications, perhaps this month’s ruling from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on…
  • Feb 13

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service
    Avvo has created a platform that connects lawyers who need paying clients with clients who need straightforward, unbundled legal services at a clearly-defined price.  And there are a lot of lawyers out there who need paying clients.…
  • Feb 1

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer
    Business development and marketing aren't what they used to be. The first step in successful business development is understanding today's consumer. The post Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer appeared first on This…
Rank this Week: 609

Chalik & Chalik Personal Injury…

Chalik & Chalik Personal Injury Blog

Covers car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and birth injuries in Florida.

http://www.chaliklaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident

    College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident
    A junior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident on the State road 408 in Orlando. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Radley Gillis, age 21, was riding home from work on his bike. His…
  • May 24

    College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident

    College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident
    A junior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident on the State road 408 in Orlando. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Radley Gillis, age 21, was riding home from work on his bike. His…
  • May 10

    Young boy suffers head injury at a Florida sports park

    Young boy suffers head injury at a Florida sports park
    According to the Brevard County Fire Rescue, on March 14, a child was airlifted to a trauma center after he suffered a severe head injury at the Space Coast Field of Dreams Sports Park in West Melbourne, Florida. No information is available…
Rank this Week: 884

Mass Appeals Blog

Mass Appeals Blog

Covers appellate issues affecting practice in Massachusetts and important appellate cases. By Cross Nadel LLC.

http://www.crossnadel.com/mass-appeals-blog
  • May 23

    A SLAPP is a SLAPP unless it is not a SLAPP: The SJC Changes The Duracraft Two-Pronged Anti-SLAPP Analysi

    A SLAPP is a SLAPP unless it is not a SLAPP: The SJC Changes The Duracraft Two-Pronged Anti-SLAPP Analysi
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two anti-SLAPP decisions today and significantly changed ("augmented") the two-pronged anti-SLAPP analysis it adopted in 1998 in Duracraft Corp. v. Holmes Prods. Corp. Before today, it was…
  • Apr 5

    "Trust, But Verify": The SJC addresses shareholder inspection rights.

    "Trust, But Verify": The SJC addresses shareholder inspection rights.
    The Supreme Judicial Court clarified the burden a shareholder must meet to obtain corporate records under chapter 156D, section 16.02(b) last week in Chitwood v. Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Using a Russian proverb, an…
  • Mar 7

    Yes, Virginia, Petitioning Activity Can Be Frivolou

    Yes, Virginia, Petitioning Activity Can Be Frivolou
    The Appeals Court issued today issued The Gillette Company  v. Provost, another anti-SLAPP decision. The case does not tread new anti-SLAPP ground, but it is remarkable for its clarity on a few issues, and is one of a small number…
Rank this Week: 888

Florida Immigration Law Blog

Florida Immigration Law Blog

By Colombo & Hurd, PL.

http://www.colombohurdlaw.com/news-articles/
Rank this Week: 482

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

By Ken C. Gauvey.

http://www.gauveylaw.com/legal-blog/
  • May 22

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland
    Restaurants have become the newest targets for wage and hour attorneys. Restaurants are particularly susceptible to wage claims for a variety of reasons. Actions that increase risks to restaurant owners include paying employees cash without…
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?
    When starting a business, one of the most important decisions to make is what kind of business to run.  Obviously, choosing the product or service you provide is important, but so is the form your business will take. The type of business…
  • Feb 3

    US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Class Action Arbitration Waiver

    US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Class Action Arbitration Waiver
    Many businesses engage in careful planning regarding the company’s exposure to risk and legal liability. One means many businesses use to manage expose to lawsuits and litigation are provisions in employment agreements that set forth…
Rank this Week: 514

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law issues, cases and news with a focus on Tennessee. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseelawblog.com/
  • May 21

    What Makes a Great Nursing Home and How to Find It

    What Makes a Great Nursing Home and How to Find It
    Eventually, many of us will spend time living in a nursing home. This does not need to be a negative or stressful transition. Instead, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience that also increases a persons’ safety, improves their…
  • May 11

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions in Damages from Talc-Powder Trial… AGAIN.

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions in Damages from Talc-Powder Trial… AGAIN.
    A jury in St. Louis just delivered the largest verdict against Johnson & Johnson in the talcum powder trials. There have been around 2,400 lawsuits filed against the company by people claiming that using their talc-powder caused ovarian…
  • Apr 9

    What Happens If Your In An Accident With A Self Driving Car?

    What Happens If Your In An Accident With A Self Driving Car?
    The futuristic dream of self driving cars could be a reality sooner than many people realize. In fact self driving cars already exist. Companies like Google and Tesla have cars that are nearly autonomous and lack a steering wheel or foot…
Rank this Week: 994

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Includes case studies, answers to visitor questions and commentary about Georgia workers' compensation law developments. Moderated by Attorney Jodi Ginsberg.

http://www.georgiaworkerscompblog.com
Rank this Week: 991

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    Be candid but not too candid.

    Be candid but not too candid.
    Merriam-Webster provides four definitions of the word candor, They are: (1) whiteness, brilliance; (2) freedom from prejudice or malice; (3) kindliness; and (4) unreserved, honest, or sincere expression.  The first and third definitions…
  • May 16

    The news, like rust, never sleeps.

    The news, like rust, never sleeps.
    Since January 20, I have been trying to avoid the daily national news cycle because the national news frequently has the effect on me of creating a lot of anxiety and if I am going to worry about things I can't control, I would rather worry…
  • May 8

    Is President Trump really any different than President Obama?

    Is President Trump really any different than President Obama?
    The answer to the question in the title, is 'yes, of course he is."  But there is one area one key area, where it might appear that President Trump and President Obama are perfectly aligned.  Specifically, just like President Obama,…
Rank this Week: 280

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • May 17

    Back in the saddle

    Back in the saddle
    I'm delighted to be able to say that starting this week I'll be working as a consultant with FP Logue Solicitors. The partners - Fred Logue and Niall Rooney - have an excellent track record in business law, with a focus on brands,…
  • May 15

    Oversight of phone tapping in Ireland: still inadequate

    Oversight of phone tapping in Ireland: still inadequate
    Following allegations of abuse of phone tapping by Irish police, I have an opinion piece in today's Irish Independent explaining why oversight mechanisms in this area are ineffective. Here's a flavour:The reaction of the Department of Justice…
  • Apr 6

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC
    The High Court gave a very important judgment yesterday (Independent.ie story) on the issues raised by the use of a search warrant to seize an entire email account where many of the emails in the account were not caught by the terms of the…
Rank this Week: 761

Seattle Injury Blog

Seattle Injury Blog

This blog covers all aspects of personal injury law, including topics such as automobile accidents, insurance issues, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. By Bernard Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.seattleinjuryblog.com/
  • May 16

    Pet Owners Have The Power To Avoid Dog Bite Incident

    Pet Owners Have The Power To Avoid Dog Bite Incident
    Many dog bite incidents happen with animals victims are familiar with. It’s because of that reality that many victims of these horrific attacks are now speaking up. To a mother whose child lost the left side of his face in a dog bite…
  • Nov 3

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’
    Every now and then, official government entities launch campaigns and other efforts to fight distracted driving. But other groups are also part of the effort, attempting to promote safety within their circles and make sure that safety comes…
  • Nov 3

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’
    Every now and then, official government entities launch campaigns and other efforts to fight distracted driving. But other groups are also part of the effort, attempting to promote safety within their circles and make sure that safety comes…
Rank this Week: 411

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Driverless Car Drama

    Driverless Car Drama
    We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car…
  • May 12

    U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injurie

    U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injurie
    My University of Texas football team hasn’t been on the cutting edge of winning the last few years (and we’re hoping that’s changing), but we are on the cutting edge of trying to protect players from brain injuries.…
  • May 5

    Emergency Room Not Diagnosing A Concussion, Revisited

    Emergency Room Not Diagnosing A Concussion, Revisited
    A few months ago, I wrote a short article describing why emergency rooms do such a bad job at diagnosing concussions/brain injuries: The emergency room didn’t say anything about a concussion. Does that mean I don’t have a brain…
Rank this Week: 976

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
  • Apr 18

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential
    Proving up trademark use to the USPTO’s satisfaction can be tricky. It needn’t be, but it’s not always intuitive, which can lead to mistakes. The first thing to remember is that the proof of use — called the…
  • Mar 22

    NYT Best-seller Illustrates How Trademarks Can Become Meaningle

    NYT Best-seller Illustrates How Trademarks Can Become Meaningle
    I’m pleased to report that excerpts from a 2011 Seattle Trademark Lawyer post appear in the 2016 NYT best-seller, “Real Food/Fake Food.” Author Larry Olmsted riffs on my discussion about “American” Kobe beef. I…
Rank this Week: 877

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

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

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
  • Feb 23

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence
    While there are many advantages of getting an appraisal for a tax appeal, there are a lot of cases where it may not make sense to do so. These cases include matters where there are several identical comparable sales. The best example is an…
Rank this Week: 415

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

Covers the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. By Sanford Hausler.

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

    Value of a rescission claim

    Value of a rescission claim
    The Second Circuit, in a claim brought under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty -- Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, held that the value of a contract, without offset, is the amount in controversy for purposes of a rescission claim that was…
  • Apr 5

    Adequate Notice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Adequate Notice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    In Carlin v. Davidson Fink, the defendant, a law firm engaged in, among other things, the business of debt collection and foreclosure actions, commenced a foreclosure action against the plaintiff.  The defendant attached to the complaint…
  • Feb 22

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    A decision in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc has come down.The plaintiff, which claim to own the rights to the recordings of "The Turtles," a well-known band with a string of hits in the 1960s, sued Sirius XM Radio, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 591

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 171