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Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 397

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Jun 28

    New York DEC Prepares to Address Sea Level Rise

    New York DEC Prepares to Address Sea Level Rise
    Recent legislation has directed the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") to prepare regulations addressing projections of sea level rise, along with adaptation strategies. As a part of that process the DEC held a series…
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.. The…
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.
Rank this Week: 849

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Apple Beats Pill XL Wireless Speaker Recalled For Fire Hazard

    Apple Beats Pill XL Wireless Speaker Recalled For Fire Hazard
    In the age of technology and information, digital products are extremely popular, and arguably often a necessity in some cases, such as phones and computers. If you take a moment and simply look around you, try to count how many pieces of…
  • Jun 22

    Young Girl Recovering After Near-Drowning at Warrenville Lifetime Fitness Pool

    Young Girl Recovering After Near-Drowning at Warrenville Lifetime Fitness Pool
    Summertime is in full swing in Chicagoland, and what better way to beat the heat than hitting your local parks and pools. It is a common sight to see the children of the greater Chicago area playing in local fountains like Millennium Park and…
  • Jun 12

    Illinois Plaintiffs Weigh in on Tort Reform

    Illinois Plaintiffs Weigh in on Tort Reform
    Recently, tort reform became a topic of discussion in Springfield. Our attorneys believe this is an especially important topic because these lawsuits give injured victims of negligence access to the courts and allow plaintiffs to recover…
Rank this Week: 525

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court has issued its opinion regarding same sex marriage in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. The Court found that the 14th Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses require a State to issue a…
  • Jun 25

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Opinion Upholding the Affordable Care Act Tax Credit Provision

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Opinion Upholding the Affordable Care Act Tax Credit Provision
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion in King v. Burwell today, holding that the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits are available to individuals in states with a Federal Health Exchange. Noting that this issue is one of deep…
  • Jun 18

    Upcoming Supreme Court Decision About the Affordable Care Act: A Matter of Statutory Interpretation

    Upcoming Supreme Court Decision About the Affordable Care Act: A Matter of Statutory Interpretation
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in the coming weeks about the Affordable Care Act in the case of King v. Burwell.  The stakes are high, because this decision could invalidate tax benefits for 4.2…
Rank this Week: 433

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Granting Stock to Charities and Non-Profits in Your Public Offering

    Granting Stock to Charities and Non-Profits in Your Public Offering
    Perhaps nothing is more magical than the immediate accretive value-add to equity shareholders that occurs when shares change from a closed private company to a public offering. This accretive addition of value to both the shareholders and the…
  • Jun 16

    Pump and Dump: Avoiding an Illicit Money-Raising Scheme

    Pump and Dump: Avoiding an Illicit Money-Raising Scheme
    One of the ways in which reverse mergers had had a bad rapport over the years is the often-repeated and sleazy practice of the typical pump-and-dump public offering. To the layperson, a pump-and-dump scheme likely sounds more complicated than…
  • Jun 9

    Is My Company Big Enough to Go Public?

    Is My Company Big Enough to Go Public?
    We’re often asked the question, “is my company big enough to go public?” While the SEC provides no specific threshold on size for going public, many of the exchanges limit the company’s market capitalization with…
Rank this Week: 886

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today
    From The Hill:If Truth be Told "For more than a century, the governments of Canada and the United States pursued a policy of forcible removal of indigenous children from their homes and communities.  The Truth and Reconciliation…
  • May 14

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indigenous People

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indigenous People
    From: IPS News Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. UNITED NATIONS, May 11 2015 (IPS) - U.N.…
  • Apr 25

    UN recognizes copyright of Maori artists in tukutuku hanging in UN headquarter

    UN recognizes copyright of Maori artists in tukutuku hanging in UN headquarter
    April 27 2015 Forty-three tukutuku panels (a distinctive art form of the Maori people of New Zealand) woven by artists from around the country hang in the UN headquarters in New York. The United Nations has agreed that the artists…
Rank this Week: 950

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 475

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 454

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire
    The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined the billionaire club, according to the most recent report by Bloomberg News. Jamie Dimon, the assembler of Citigroup Inc. and now head of JPMorgan, has a net worth of $1.1 billion, derived…
  • Jun 20

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American
    Retirement is supposed to be about enjoying those "Golden Years." Those who have spent a lifetime working, raising families and contributing to society are supposed to be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of all their labor - perhaps…
  • Jun 15

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline
    One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers' greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages…
Rank this Week: 280

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as boating and car accidents, as well as medical malpractice and slip/trip and fall accidents. By Joseph I. Lipsky.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Teenage Drivers Need How to Learn to Avoid Car Accident

    Teenage Drivers Need How to Learn to Avoid Car Accident
    As a parent of teenage drivers, Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyer Joseph Lipsky knows too well that just because a new driver passes Florida’s driving test, does not indicate that that generally teenage driver actually possesses the…
  • Jun 9

    Technology Can Prevent Personal Injuries from Car Accident

    Technology Can Prevent Personal Injuries from Car Accident
    In hopes of preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths, Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyer Joseph Lipsky supports the recent recommendation by The National Transportation Safety Board that car manufacturers include collision avoidance…
  • Jun 1

    Pedestrian Car Accidents on the Rise in Miami

    Pedestrian Car Accidents on the Rise in Miami
    In addition to the well-known dangers associated with distracted driving, Miami car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky wants to pedestrians to be aware of an ever increasing problem; how pedestrians who are distracted while walking, especially…
Rank this Week: 515

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision
    While this Blog is usually devoted to issues involving LTD claims and cases, I felt I needed to go off topic for a minute. The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision this past week in a case where a disabled young man drowned in a public…
  • Mar 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
Rank this Week: 897

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law in Kentucky. By Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC.

http://www.kentuckyinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Vehicles Affected by Takata Recall Now Searchable by VIN

    Vehicles Affected by Takata Recall Now Searchable by VIN
    With the Takata airbag recall continuing to grow, it is by far the largest auto recall in U.S. history. This not only means that millions of Americans are being affected, but millions are also living in fear that their vehicles may be…
  • Jun 17

    Recall List Grows as More Vehicles Found to Have Defective Takata Airbag

    Recall List Grows as More Vehicles Found to Have Defective Takata Airbag
    Weeks after a congressional House subcommittee held a hearing over the defective airbags produced by Takata Corporation, Honda has added 1 million more vehicles to a growing recall list. This recall is already the largest auto recall in…
  • Jun 8

    Officer who hit Pedestrian was Traveling at a High Rate of Speed

    Officer who hit Pedestrian was Traveling at a High Rate of Speed
    Kentucky State Police investigators say the Stanford Police Department officer who hit a pedestrian with his cruiser last winter was determined to be traveling at a high rate of speed at the time, but will not be facing criminal charges. The…
Rank this Week: 387

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 468

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court retains ban on post-expiration patent royaltie

    Supreme Court retains ban on post-expiration patent royaltie
    In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has retained the long-standing rule that patent holders cannot charge royalties for use of a patent after its term has expired. In Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc., the Court…
  • Jun 17

    Western District of PA court proposes changes to local patent rule

    Western District of PA court proposes changes to local patent rule
    The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has proposed a set of changes to its local rules governing patent infringement cases. The proposal would change and clarify several procedures, including: the…
  • May 11

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration
    May 13, 2015 marks a significant day for inventors who apply for design patent protection in the United States.  That’s the day that United States rule changes take effect to implement the Hague Agreement for the Registration of…
Rank this Week: 554

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Business Can Learn About Millennials from the S.F.49er

    What Business Can Learn About Millennials from the S.F.49er
    Some lessons for other industries from how the San Francisco 49ers changed their operating approach with their Gen Y/Millennial players - a case study
  • May 31

    CAN WE HELP THE WOMEN BY HELPING THE MEN?

    CAN WE HELP THE WOMEN BY HELPING THE MEN?
    A study by professors from Harvard, Boston University and Florida State University concluded that the problem with work is longer and longer hours, and that family-friendly policies can have unintended results that especially hurt…
  • May 15

    START LIVING YOUR LEGACY AT WORK

    START LIVING YOUR LEGACY AT WORK
    Most of us would like to feel we have made a difference. Working on a client engagement that included the challenges of transitioning planning for partners in their early 60s, I developed a series of “legacy exercises” focused on…
Rank this Week: 781

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Chicago Policeman Injured in Lakeshore Drive Crash

    Chicago Policeman Injured in Lakeshore Drive Crash
    A recent article by the Chicago Tribune has reported that a police officer was injured in a car crash in downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive. His squad car and another car collided in the Loop in the evening at Lake Shore Drive and Monroe…
  • Jun 8

    One Dead in Chicago CTA Bus Crash

    One Dead in Chicago CTA Bus Crash
    Chicago is an incredibly busy city with people always on the go. Throughout Chicago, but especially in the Loop and downtown area, you can see people utilizing all modes of city transportation in the same area: personal vehicle, taxi, train,…
  • May 11

    Motor Vehicle Accident Kills Service Driver at Midway Airport

    Motor Vehicle Accident Kills Service Driver at Midway Airport
    Chicago is an extremely busy city always filled with people on the move. This is especially true at our major places for transportation, such as our airports. On any given day at Midway or O’Hare, you can see long lines of traffic and…
Rank this Week: 830

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 748

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?
    FCA, the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles corporation that resulted from the merger of Chrysler and Fiat, is looking to merge now with General Motors, but GM bosses want no part of the idea, according to AutoNews in Detroit.FCA first floated the…
  • Jun 15

    This Pepper Stink

    This Pepper Stink
    Same Size Can but with More ProfitSo, with costs going up and profits going down, what does a food manufacturer do? Simple, trick consumers into thinking they are getting just as much today as they did yesterday when they go to the grocery…
  • Jun 7

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?
    A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy these vehicles so they can end up at your neighbor dealer's car…
Rank this Week: 597

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015
    The Virginia General Assembly and the Governor have agreed on several changes to the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act (POAA). As a member of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee I want to let you know about...
  • Jun 17

    The Fair Housing Act and Your Community Pool

    The Fair Housing Act and Your Community Pool
    [This article is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Hunter for the Charlotte Observer. We believe it contains some very helpful information and suggestions] “Most swimming pools have a list of rules posted somewhere on the…
  • May 8

    Finally - a new law that helps Associations when foreclosures occur - House Bill 2080.

    Finally - a new law that helps Associations when foreclosures occur - House Bill 2080.
    The General Assembly finally heard the hue and cry from us about lenders abuse of associations in the foreclosure process. Unfortunately this new statute does not fully end the abuse. The key word in the title above is…
Rank this Week: 916

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 934

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 300

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
  • Jun 3

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 896

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Jun 16

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital
    Really good deck from Scott Kupor and the guys at Andreessen Horowitz on the current VC market and thought it would be good to share here. Topics: What's going on in the public markets. What are all these unicorns What's...
  • Feb 23

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine
    I had coffee with a local service provider last week. I am always up for meeting new people and it was the first time we had met. Our conversation went really well, but he mentioned he was very disappointed one...
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP
    We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...
Rank this Week: 241

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 974

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
Rank this Week: 354

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jun 15

    Gov. Dayton Signs 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law

    Gov. Dayton Signs 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law
    On Saturday, June 13, Governor Dayton signed the 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law.  Our prior coverage of this bill can be found here and here.  The following amendments were made after the Governor’s veto: New definitions…
  • Jun 11

    MN Special Session Jobs and Energy Bill Posted

    MN Special Session Jobs and Energy Bill Posted
    As a follow up to our prior coverage, Governor Dayton vetoed the jobs and energy bill that passed in the final few minutes of the 2015 regular legislative session.  Governor Dayton’s veto letter can be found here. After significant…
  • May 26

    USFWS to Evaluate New Incidental Take Permitting Program Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    USFWS to Evaluate New Incidental Take Permitting Program Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) published notice in the Federal Register announcing that it intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of a program that would…
Rank this Week: 914

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Jun 13

    Brain Injury Association of America--Legislative Update

    Brain Injury Association of America--Legislative Update
    The following legislative update has been prepared by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), the nation's voice for persons with a brain injury TBI Stakeholder Meeting with the Department of Health and Human Services On Tuesday, June…
  • Jun 4

    Tractor Trailer and Bus Crashes lead to tragic injurie

    Tractor Trailer and Bus Crashes lead to tragic injurie
    Tractor-trailer bus collisions are among the worst that occur on busy American highways. Because of the relative size of the two vehicles in such a collision, the injuries are catastrophic, often with deadly consequences. It is essential for…
  • May 22

    Brain Injury Association New York State Annual Conference and Professional Conference

    Brain Injury Association New York State Annual Conference and Professional Conference
    The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its 33rd Annual BIANYS Conference, featuring keynote speaker Gary Busey. Mr. Busey speaks all over the country about the challenges and triumphs of living every day with a…
Rank this Week: 317

DIPr Argentina

DIPr Argentina

Covers international private law (conflicts of law) and international commercial arbitration law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). By Julio Cesar Cordoba and Maria B. Noodt Taquela.

http://www.diprargentina.com/
Rank this Week: 511

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 13

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015
    ABC News:  “NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015.  New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of…
  • Jun 5

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’
    The Daily Caller:  “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year ‘pause’ in global warming: They ‘adjusted’ the hiatus in warming out of the temperature…
  • Jun 5

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank
    New York Times:  “Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker,…
Rank this Week: 99

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Another successful challenge to denial of Parole Release.

    Another successful challenge to denial of Parole Release.
            We've discussed this in the prior posts on this site. CLPR Article 78 special proceedings are the means to challenge the denial of release to parole supervision. On June 2nd, Acting Supreme Court Justice John L.…
  • May 9

    Random Musings on Trying a Child Sex Abuse Case

    Random Musings on Trying a Child Sex Abuse Case
    by Jill Paperno, Esq., author of Representing the Accused:A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense A while back, after I completed a child sex trial, I wrote a post on this site as to Tactics to Consider in Trying a Child Sex…
  • May 4

    Federal Venue: Keeping it Close to Home

    Federal Venue: Keeping it Close to Home
    By William T. EastonAs criminal defense attorneys, we are inclined to think of venue as something we want to change. Thus, we occasionally make a motion for a change of venue based on prejudicial pre-trial publicity. To preserve our…
Rank this Week: 840

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    New York Ranked in the Bottom Ten for Nursing Home Quality

    New York Ranked in the Bottom Ten for Nursing Home Quality
    Nursing Home Compare is the federal government's rating system for long-term care facilities eligible for coverage under Medicare. The website recently underwent an overhaul over the past year when Medicare placed stricter requirements for…
  • Jun 9

    A.G. Schneiderman Prosecutes Nurse's Aid for Violent N.Y. Nursing Home Abuse

    A.G. Schneiderman Prosecutes Nurse's Aid for Violent N.Y. Nursing Home Abuse
    After a long investigation conducted by the Office of Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Division of Criminal Justice, A.G. Schneiderman announced charges against a former nursing home employee who allegedly beat a N.Y.…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Nurse Arrested for Stealing Narcotics from Facility's Pain Medication Supply

    Nursing Home Nurse Arrested for Stealing Narcotics from Facility's Pain Medication Supply
    A supervising nurse at the Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center has been arrested for stealing narcotics from the emergency supply cabinet at the nursing home. Terri Stephens-Traverse was the supervising nurse at the Campbell Hall…
Rank this Week: 333

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jun 8

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication
    The Supreme Court this morning granted certiorari in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. The questions presented are: (1) Whether differences among individual class members may be ignored and a class action certified under Federal Rule of Civil…
  • May 19

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11
    Adam Zimmerman has written a really interesting post on the legacy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the subsequent litigation over the 9/11 attack. He focuses on the rise of databases and registries designed to improve the disposition…
  • May 18

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action
    The Supreme Court has just granted cert in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez on the following questions, the first two being relevant to an important ongoing circuit split in class action law: (1) Whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond...
Rank this Week: 726

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 392

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement
    What is Embezzlement? Embezzlement is what is considered a “White Collar Crime” which occurs when someone steals property or money from another who has entrusted that person to manage or monitor his or her money or property. One…
  • May 27

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System
    When a juvenile is arrested and charged with a crime, the effects can last a lifetime. Just being questioned by a police officer is intimidating; imagine being taken into custody as a child or teenager. When a child, under the age of 18 years…
  • May 14

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Possession Of A Controlled Substance Now A Misdemeanor In California, possession or a controlled substance use to be a “wobbler” meaning that it could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and…
Rank this Week: 959

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

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

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy
    What the power of positive thinking may have begun to lose by the late 1990s in terms of political stridency, it gained in terms of biomedical responsibility. More than anything else, this respectability was gained through the increasingly…
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
Rank this Week: 752

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

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

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
Rank this Week: 558

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Not Guilty Verdict in Felony Assault Case Utilizing Defense of Others Strategy

    Not Guilty Verdict in Felony Assault Case Utilizing Defense of Others Strategy
    As an Aggressive and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney and former Assistant State's Attorney, I have prosecuted and defended well over a thousand First and Second Degree Assault Cases. These serious cases can carry substantial penalties…
  • Jun 3

    Not Guilty in Second Degree Rape Case

    Not Guilty in Second Degree Rape Case
    Sex Offenses including Second Degree Rape charges are among the most serious criminal offenses that are handled in the criminal just system. Anyone who is charged with Rape or any other Sex Offense requires the assistance of an Aggressive…
  • Jun 2

    Experienced DWI/DUI Lawyers Avoid Mistke

    Experienced DWI/DUI Lawyers Avoid Mistke
    The client did possess a commercial driver’s license but when he was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit by 15 miles per hour, he was operating his personal vehicle. When the Trooper approached the defendant he smelled of…
Rank this Week: 277

New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and bankruptcy alternatives for individuals and businesses. By Starr & Starr, PLLC.

http://www.newyorkbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 944

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers Texas personal injury law, local Houston and regional personal injury news and a side of legal humor. By Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Safety Tips For Driving Around 18-Wheeler

    Safety Tips For Driving Around 18-Wheeler
    18-wheeler trucks are gigantic, high-speed vehicles. Given that the typical 18-wheeler has a wheel-to-wheel base of about 250 feet wide, these zooming mammoths can easily dominate the roadways and driving lanes. The command of the roadways…
  • May 12

    Surprising Sumertime Injurie

    Surprising Sumertime Injurie
    The pleasant weather and summer are here again! Summertime evokes thoughts of enjoyable days spent out of doors, diving into swimming pools, and picnics of BBQ and corn on the cob. For most people, summertime is their most favorite time…
  • May 3

    Giving Birth to Multiples Increases Risks of Complication

    Giving Birth to Multiples Increases Risks of Complication
    As reported by Fox News recently, a Houston area woman gave birth to the only set of all female quintuplets in the United States.  Born at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the five little girls arrived on April 8th…The post…
Rank this Week: 295

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 28

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)
    Page 127 683 N.Y.S.2d 127 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 12,018 Benita Nicasio MORALES, Respondent, v. COUNTY OF NASSAU, Appellant. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. Dec. 31, 1998. Page 128 Devitt, Spellman, Barrett, Callahan, Leyden…
  • May 28

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    1 The background of this supplemental proceeding is as follows: on January 15, 1993, on consent, petitioner wife obtained a final order of protection for one year directing that respondent shall not assault, menace, harass or recklessly…
Rank this Week: 948

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • Apr 21

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Steven D. Bortnick presented a webinar for West LegalEdcenter discussing issues that affect private funds and their managers. Over the hour program, Mr. Nowak and Mr. Bortnick covered a host of various tax…
Rank this Week: 736

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • May 29

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe
    It is not uncommon, in the litigation of a federal construction claim, for the Government to produce gigabytes of electronic data, amounting to thousands and thousands of documents, in response to a motion for the production of…
  • Apr 27

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety
    In a recent decision issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Anthem Builders, Inc. v. United States,  April 6, 2015, WL 1546437, the Court considered a protest involving the proposed use of an individual surety to furnish…
  • Apr 6

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?
    The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner.  However, when your customer is the federal government, there are extra requirements that can either make or break your business.  What…
Rank this Week: 661

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://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 442

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • May 28

    Spanish Legal Translation Services and Buying a House in Costa Rica

    Spanish Legal Translation Services and Buying a House in Costa Rica
    We’ve blogged about the need for legal translation services when settling down in Panama. This trend is becoming more prominent, as more and more people are retiring abroad, especially to places like Costa Rica and other Central and…
  • May 15

    All Language Alliance, Inc.- Legal Translation for Cases Dealing with Defamation in a Foreign Language

    All Language Alliance, Inc.- Legal Translation for Cases Dealing with Defamation in a Foreign Language
    We’ve blogged about trusted legal translation services in the context of international reputation protection.  If you’re thinking about a defamation lawsuit, you need to consider the meaning of words. Defamation is a case…
  • May 12

    All Language Alliance, Inc. Legal Translation Company Is Now on Wikipedia

    All Language Alliance, Inc. Legal Translation Company Is Now on Wikipedia
    All Language Alliance, Inc., trusted translation company providing certified translation of sensitive documents, multilingual e-Discovery translation, and legal, medical, technical, business and corporate translation and interpreting services…
Rank this Week: 384