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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/
  • Aug 22

    "People can't shoot themselves more than once."

    "People can't shoot themselves more than once."
    At least that is what Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole told the Associated Press in this story about a man who said he accidentally shot himself four times.The man, who was taken to a Duluth, Minnesota hospital, told investigators…
  • Aug 15

    Two sides to every story.

    Two sides to every story.
    As our Reader(s)™ might have gathered from prior posts, I did not go to law school straight from college. Instead, I kicked around for several years trying to “make it” with my band. During that time, I worked in a couple of…
  • Aug 6

    More on execution

    More on execution
    Last week, I posted about an execution in Arizona where the condemned prisoner took almost two hours to die. Part of the post, and the comments, questioned whether the drugs used in the execution where the proper ones. Whatever the problems…
Rank this Week: 749

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION OF WA MARITIME HISTORY

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION OF WA MARITIME HISTORY
    Partially in response to Washington State’s tourism office being eliminated by budget cuts in 2011, two South Sound Congressmen have proposed a federal designation of Puget Sound as a heritage area. The 13 mile stretch of coast would not...
  • Aug 22

    WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN

    WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN
    Earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Ecology approved of the Washington State Maritime Cooperative’s oil spill contingency plan, applying it to all vessels in Puget Sound and non-tank vessels in Grey’s Harbor. The WSMC…
  • Aug 22

    MISSING DIVER RESCUED BY COAST GUARD

    MISSING DIVER RESCUED BY COAST GUARD
    Near Cape Flattery, Washington, on Tuesday the 19th of August, a Coast Guard Motor Life Boat located and rescued a diver who had been reported missing. The diver had been separated from his friend after he didn’t resurface after...
Rank this Week: 624

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Aug 22

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit
    New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in…
  • Aug 22

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard
    Speaking before the House Rules and Reference Committee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ohio education policy experts voiced Ohio’s long commitment to standards and improving the state’s education system. Seeking to…
  • Aug 22

    Voucher program found unconstitutional in North Carolina

    Voucher program found unconstitutional in North Carolina
    Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood found North Carolina’s voucher program unconstitutional giving NC public school supporters cause for celebration. Hobgood found the program which effectively takes funding from public schools and…
Rank this Week: 855

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 22

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014
    Lodge No. 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, US 3rd Cir. (8/18/14) Communications Law, Constitutional Law The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), an incorporated collective bargaining organization that represents the…
  • Aug 1

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014
    Bostic v. Schaefer, US 4th Cir. (7/28/14) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government & Administrative Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Virginia Code sections 20-45.2 and 20-45.3; the Marshall/Newman Amendment, Va.…
  • Jul 25

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014
    Two federal appeals courts this week issued conflicting opinions on Obamacare. King v. Burwell, US 4th Cir. (7/22/14) Health Law, Tax Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the validity of an IRS final rule implementing the premium tax…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
  • Aug 4

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Professors Charlie Silver and David Hyman have posted their latest article, "Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Justice-Talk and the Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation," on SSRN. Their article studies the people behind the…
  • Aug 4

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund
    Professor Linda Mullenix has posted a new article titled "Designing Compensatory Funds: In Search of First Principles" on SSRN. It takes on several high-profile compensation funds and may have something of interest to say about how…
Rank this Week: 265

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
Rank this Week: 680

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

Features current developments in whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. By Phillips & Cohen LLP.

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of August 18

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of August 18
    The Department of Justice reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America to resolve charges that the banking giant contributed to the financial crisis. Bank of America paid slightly more than $1 billion out of the total…
  • Aug 18

    Medicare fraud overwhelms government; data analysis not enough

    Medicare fraud overwhelms government; data analysis not enough
    Three major newspapers recently have taken an in-depth look at various aspects of Medicare fraud and government enforcement efforts. All of them overlooked the effect that “qui tam” (whistleblower) cases have had. Data analysis is…
  • Aug 18

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of August 11

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of August 11
    The federal government has decided to intervene in a $50 million whistleblower case against Derco Aerospace Inc., which is accused of overcharging the government for aircraft parts. (Whistleblower Charges UTC Sikorsky Unite with False Claims…
Rank this Week: 408

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Conditional Inheritance?

    Conditional Inheritance?
    This just in from the “reaching out from the grave” department: Can you impose conditions on your grandchildren’s inheritance, such as requiring them to marry someone within your faith or else they lose the trust funds? The…
  • Aug 15

    Beneficiaries of Trust

    Beneficiaries of Trust
    When a person passes away, he or she oftentimes will leave a trust that names a spouse, child or other loved one as a beneficiary. It might be a lifetime income trust, or sometimes it includes principal distributions as well … Continue…
  • Aug 8

    Too Many Choice

    Too Many Choice
    About twenty years ago, when my wife and I had our first daughter, we hired an au pair from Sweden named Sara. Patti was still working, and we didn’t have family nearby to help with our new infant. You should … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 655

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
  • Aug 22

    Facebook Says No More “Like-Gated” Promotion

    Facebook Says No More “Like-Gated” Promotion
    This Facebook change is just another reminder that brands need to be aware of the traditional legal rules governing promotional marketing, as well as the social media terms and policies. Read More › Tags: Advertising,…
  • Aug 22

    NAD Recommends That Chobani Discontinue “Farmland” Commercial

    NAD Recommends That Chobani Discontinue “Farmland” Commercial
    Yoplait's challenge to Chobani's television and online advertising reminds that claims which expressly or implicitly disparage a competing product must be accurate and narrowly drawn. Read More › Tags: Advertising,…
  • Aug 7

    Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group Continues as Trusted Source of TCPA Information

    Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group Continues as Trusted Source of TCPA Information
    Scott Shaffer was quoted in Law360 on the effects of a record-setting TCPA settlement for Capital One. Read More › Tags: Advertising, Marketing & Promotions News, Auto-dial, TCPA, TCPA Class Action
Rank this Week: 567

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 22

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire
    by Gregory L. Silverman A New Hampshire law taking effect August 25 requires healthcare employers to take action against substance abuse in their facilities. The new law requires all hospitals, home healthcare providers, outpatient…
  • Aug 20

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination
    by Tammy Binford On August 19, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new directive related to its decision to update its enforcement actions regarding gender identity and transgender discrimination. On June…
  • Aug 19

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike
    by Bonnie Boryca After an attempt to pass a minimum wage increase in Nebraska came up short in this year’s legislative session, the issue is set to go to voters in the November election. The Nebraska secretary of state’s office…
Rank this Week: 648

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    The Picayune – Spicewood Community Library offering free monthly legal clinic

    The Picayune – Spicewood Community Library offering free monthly legal clinic
    Sometimes, you just don’t know where to turn when faced legal issues. But Spicewood residents can find a little direction at their local library thanks to the innovative Lawyer in the Library program. Read more:…
  • Aug 20

    Ahora Si – Protégete conociendo tus derechos laborale

    Ahora Si – Protégete conociendo tus derechos laborale
    Visto desde un punto de vista, la situación laboral en el estado de Texas podría ser considerada como una de las mejores en la nación. To read the entire article, click here.
  • Aug 18

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada
    Como cada año, la temporada de cosecha del chile significa una importante derrama económica para la región sur de Nuevo México. Sin embargo, para los trabajadores del campo la situación ha cambiado poco. To…
Rank this Week: 266

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Aug 22

    Welcome, LLMs!

    Welcome, LLMs!
    A big welcome from the HLS Library! We wanted to inform you of our library orientation schedule and instructions for signing up for the library tours and e-research training sessions. The library tours will introduce you to the physical…
  • Aug 14

    HOLLIS+: Research at Harvard just got more awesome!

    HOLLIS+: Research at Harvard just got more awesome!
    HOLLIS+ is the scholarly alternative to Google. Search and grab books, articles & more.  Check out this user guide for quick ideas on getting started for optimum search! Why use HOLLIS+? Search for books and articles…
  • Aug 14

    852 RARE: Last Chance to View Summer Exhibits!

    852 RARE: Last Chance to View Summer Exhibits!
    If you have not had a chance to view the exhibits in the Library’s Caspersen Room, now is the time! Our special copy of the Declaration of Independence, generously lent by Marc (HLS 1984) and Robin Wolpow and family, is on view…
Rank this Week: 598

Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 984

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 22

    Rye Beer

    Rye Beer
    Latrobe did a “brilliant” job here, picking up on a lot of important trends. Let’s see how many instructive legal issues this one label raises. Extra points for anyone who can raise additional issues. No more ALS challenges,…
  • Aug 9

    Craft is about MADE in USA

    Craft is about MADE in USA
    It took me a long time (perhaps too long) to realize that — craft is (largely) about MADE IN USA. With an emphasis on made. And less emphasis on USA. This dawned on me when looking at gleaming copper, at Vendome in Louisville, with…
  • Aug 2

    Non-GMO Beer

    Non-GMO Beer
    I would like to know if the above beer qualifies as Non GMO. I would also like to know, without a big hassle. I am sitting here with blazing fast internet and a big screen, and yet I remain in the dark as to whether this beer can be…
Rank this Week: 270

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 949

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/
  • Aug 22

    Should you choose to recuse your family law judge?

    Should you choose to recuse your family law judge?
    For those of you who are new to the legal world or just aren’t familiar with the word, here is the definition of recuse. re·cuse riˈkyo͞oz/ verb North American challenge (a judge, prosecutor, or juror) as unqualified to…
  • Aug 19

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary
    What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support.…
  • Jul 21

    Think of yourself as a mountain

    Think of yourself as a mountain
    TRY: Setting aside a time every day for just being. Five minutes would be fine, or ten or twenty or thirty if you want to venture that far. Sit down and watch the moments unfold, with no agenda other than to be fully present. Use the breath…
Rank this Week: 619

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare
    Austin Texas health officials are alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure at a Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has... Continue Reading
  • Jul 19

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed
    Tortilla Marissa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, will not reopen until August 9 because of the Hepatitis A scare that the restaurant faced at the end of June, according... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 192

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Aug 21

    Jay-Z and Beyoncé Didn’t Commit a Real Crime

    Jay-Z and Beyoncé Didn’t Commit a Real Crime
    ABOVE: Jay-Z, Beyoncé in Cuba Back in April 2013, Jay-Z and Beyoncé took a trip to Cuba, which provoked a round of wailing, teeth gnashing and threats of jail time from the usual suspects on the Hill, namely, certain South…
  • Aug 20

    The Consolidated Screening List Isn’t

    The Consolidated Screening List Isn’t
    The U.S. Government, over at export.gov, provides a so-called Consolidated Screening List, which you might think would be a one-stop shopping list for your screening needs, something that might be useful if you or your company does not…
  • Aug 19

    Chinese Hacker Nabbed on Export Charge

    Chinese Hacker Nabbed on Export Charge
    ABOVE: Stephen Su Well, we all know, or should know, that hacking is a criminal violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, at least when it entails unauthorized access to another party’s computer. What you may not know is that if…
Rank this Week: 562

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them
    Identifying and immobilizing assets in a timely fashion can be paramount to asset recovery cases ranging from an ultra- high net worth divorce to a forced collection proceeding against a debtor. The abstract about “Suspending Suspicious…
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
Rank this Week: 108

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Job Search Strategie

    Job Search Strategie
    by Beth Hansen“Dead End” any of your leads:  follow up on any employer you haven’t heard from.I met with a 2L one year and asked her if she had heard from everyone she interviewed with.  She said “all but…
  • Aug 20

    Seventh Annual Employment Event in Washington DC

    Seventh Annual Employment Event in Washington DC
    Save the Date -- 7th Annual Employment in Washington DC EventThe JRCLS Mid-Atlantic Chapter will be hosting our 7th Annual Employment in Washington DC Event on September 11, 2014.  The event will be held at the Milton A. Barlow…
  • Aug 12

    Registration Open for Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair, October 24 & 25

    Registration Open for Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair, October 24 & 25
    Student and Recent Graduate RegistrationRegistration Fee: $25 per studentStudents and recent graduates may register to attend the Conference and Career Fair from August 12 to October 10. All applications for interviews must be submitted by 6…
Rank this Week: 718

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
Rank this Week: 979

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 874

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Aug 21

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome
    For more close to thirty years, Yleem and I have studied, and in some cases lived, the U.S.-Cuba policy and political process. We’ve seen more highs than lows, as well as a good share of amusing moments. And, at times,…
  • Aug 20

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond
    The Times of Israel ran an op-ed today by DC Dispatches author Dr. Yleem Poblete. The former Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discusses how the Gaza conflict impacts beyond the greater Middle East region and why the…
  • Aug 20

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror
    An American journalist – James Wright Foley – was beheaded by people that the Obama Administration refuses to call radical Islamist jihadists. This episode, and others like it the past few weeks in that part of the world, reminds…
Rank this Week: 233

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Man Arrestred for Home Invasion Robbery While Posing As Delivery Man

    Man Arrestred for Home Invasion Robbery While Posing As Delivery Man
    Jerry Coleman, 34, of Garden Grove was arrested for suspicion of posing as a delivery man and committing two home invasion robberies at gunpoint in Garden Grove. Coleman, is charged with first degree robbery in concert, false imprisonment,…
  • Aug 6

    Former Lobbyist Charged in Embezzlement Scheme

    Former Lobbyist Charged in Embezzlement Scheme
    Rob Katherman, 68 and his wife Marilyn Katherman, 65 were both charged with felony counts of misappropriation of public funds. Rob Katherman worked as a lobbyist for Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price but has since…
  • Aug 6

    Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Newport Beach Bank Robbery

    Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Newport Beach Bank Robbery
    A Huntington Beach man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbing a bank in Newport Beach. 28-year-old Christopher Mellies was arrested by Newport Beach police for allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on East Coast Highway July 20, 2014.…
Rank this Week: 890

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP
    CMS posted an alert on the Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Web Portal (WCMSAP) page indicating a new feature to be available as of October 6, 2014. As of this date, portal users will be able to enter prescription drug information…
  • Aug 1

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate
    On July 31, 2014, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida introduced the Senate version of H.R. 1982. Currently co-sponsored only by Senator Rob Portman, the bill was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and then the Senate promptly began…
  • Jul 31

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute
    On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that Cecelia Taransky was required to reimburse Medicare regardless of the New Jersey’s collateral source statute. Ms. Taransky contended that she was prohibited…
Rank this Week: 795

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
Rank this Week: 789

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    140 Law is Taking a Break

    140 Law is Taking a Break
    We will be taking a short hiatus from 140 Law, in furtherance of that elusive work-life balance thing we keep hearing so much about (not to mention the domestic bliss that will undoubtedly emerge as I spend a bit less time with my nose…
  • Aug 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug ShotJulian Assange will not leave embassy until assured…
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
Rank this Week: 168

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 20

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced
    A Coast Guard helicopter today hoisted an injured crewman off the 116-foot fishing vessel Patricia Lee, located near Dutch Harbor. The crewman, 27, was reported to have suffered a foot injury, the Coast Guard said.
  • Aug 16

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe
    The Coast Guard Motor Life Boat crew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded to an emergency call, and rescued the man and his wife after their vessel caught fire on the Fourth of July. The 70-foot pleasure boat was near Destruction…
  • Aug 5

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe
    A 40-foot purse seiner, the Auriga, capsized Monday near Valdez, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. The four crewmen climbed aboard the Auriga's skiff and the good Samaritan vessel Cornelia Marie rescued them, the Coast Guard says. The Auriga was…
Rank this Week: 751

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 20

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law
    According to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois needs to relax marijuana laws and create tougher gun laws. Before a special legislative panel, Alvarez explained that in order to deter street violence with limited resources,…
  • Aug 11

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket
    A new Illinois law eliminates the requirement that drivers post their license as bail for certain traffic tickets. The "Sign and Drive" law (Senate Bill 2583) permits the driver's signature on the traffic citation to guarantee their…
  • Jul 29

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form
    A Highland Park doctor faces allegations of issuing a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year old patient. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Dr. Joseph Starkman met with the patient for…
Rank this Week: 654

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 643

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 12

    That’s one way to do it

    That’s one way to do it
    It is a pretty common story — “christians” protest other people having fun. In this case, a church in Ohio decided that it is their business to protest a strip club and to harass its patrons. What makes the story uncommon…
Rank this Week: 264

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast
    Westword When Tom Clements accepted the job of executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections three years ago, he knew he was taking on an enormous challenge. Two particularly alarming sets of figures, trends that he…
  • Aug 17

    Sentencing, by the Number

    Sentencing, by the Number
    New York Times ANN ARBOR, Mich. — IN a recent letter to the United States Sentencing Commission, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized the growing trend of evidence-based sentencing, in which courts use data-driven…
  • Aug 5

    Floorboard

    Floorboard
    Dear [fname] Hi there!!! CCJRC was awarded a grant to attend and participate in a class for Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits.  We created a movie and now we are in the running for a fabulous prize… These are digital stories that…
Rank this Week: 582

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
  • Aug 13

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit
    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax auditGoing through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. After all, couples are put in a position to split up nearly every aspect of the years they spent together. For…
  • Jun 29

    Halle Berry ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support

    Halle Berry ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support
    Remember in 2011 during Halle Berry ‘s interview with Extra, where she spoke about how she and former flame Gabriel Aubry had “happily” resolved their custody issues…well a few years later the narrative got much more…
Rank this Week: 995

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
  • Aug 4

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder
    PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989. A report released by the Phoenix…
  • Jul 3

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol
    ** If you are looking for DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts, Click Here. Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. and more specifically, the Fourth of July is a time when people in Arizona…
Rank this Week: 629

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Woman Who Lost Husband and Two Sons When Home Depot Collapsed Sues Under Negligence Theory

    Woman Who Lost Husband and Two Sons When Home Depot Collapsed Sues Under Negligence Theory
    Back in 2011, a massive tornado swept through Missouri, ripping apart most buildings and homes in its way. One building that was destroyed was a Home Depot home-improvement store. Tragically, dozens of people were trapped inside as the…
  • Aug 13

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit
    Earlier this year in July, a Maryland State Trooper was responding to a call in Mechanicsville when she was attacked by the homeowner’s pit-bull. According to a report by a local news source, the officer was responding to a call...
  • Aug 6

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported
    In a recent article by the Baltimore Sun, the paper considers the growing problem of patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes across the State of Maryland. One of the biggest problems with the current system, the author argues, is...
Rank this Week: 607

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Aug 20

    Anonymous versus Identified Reporting of Child Maltreatment

    Anonymous versus Identified Reporting of Child Maltreatment
      The child abuse and neglect hotline rings. All other factors being equal, does it matter if the reporter is anonymous or identified? Effective child maltreatment investigation relies to a significant extent upon information supplied by…
  • Jul 30

    Signs of Sexual Abuse: Tip Sheet for Media

    Signs of Sexual Abuse: Tip Sheet for Media
    A pamphlet developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), What Is Child Sexual Abuse?, highlights various forms of sexual victimization and their distinctive signs and symptoms. Targeted to media professionals, the…
  • Jul 29

    Children’s Law Center 2014 Helping Children Soar Benefit

    Children’s Law Center 2014 Helping Children Soar Benefit
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant Benefit Co-chairs: Jessica Abrahams and Ted Segal Join Children’s Law Center as we celebrate with supporters who have helped us make a lasting difference in the lives…
Rank this Week: 772

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Aug 20

    Driver Who Blamed Navi System For Crash With Cyclist Agrees To Settlement

    Driver Who Blamed Navi System For Crash With Cyclist Agrees To Settlement
    A driver who blamed her navigation system for causing a collision with a Chicago bicyclist has agreed to settle the lawsuit filed against her.Our law firm was retained by the 34 year old female cyclist who was struck by the driver in…
  • Aug 5

    A Proposal For Revising Illinois Jury Instructions In Bicycle & Pedestrian Injury Case

    A Proposal For Revising Illinois Jury Instructions In Bicycle & Pedestrian Injury Case
    Is it reasonable for the law to require all roadway users to use the same amount of caution? Should pedestrians and bicyclists be required to use as much caution on the road as motorists?  For a very long time, California has said "no."…
  • Jul 22

    Joining The Tribe. . .

    Joining The Tribe. . .
    For many years I worked with a much older attorney who used to talk about the strength of numbers.  The way he used to do it was amusing.  He would describe a group of heavily armed soldiers in the old west peering out from the…
Rank this Week: 669

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case
    The long-running litigation in the W.D. Va. over coalbed methane royalties has been on hold since the oral argument in May before the Fourth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Jones's orders certifying the cases into five class actions. Yesterday…
  • Aug 19

    The next Chief Justice

    The next Chief Justice
    I read this morning that Justice Lemons has been elected to succeed Chief Justice Kinser as the next Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. He would be the first former member of the Virginia Court of Appeals to serve as the Chief…
  • Jul 10

    On the late Judge Turk

    On the late Judge Turk
    I enjoyed my dealings with Judge Turk of the W.D. Va., including a couple of jury trials and a bunch of hearings, and seeing him at the courthouse many times and a few times at the judicial conference. Years ago I represented an older woman…
Rank this Week: 357

On Lawyering

On Lawyering

Features news and commentary on the law and culture of lawyers. By Richard T. Cassidy.

http://onlawyering.com
Rank this Week: 670

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
  • Aug 6

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?
    We recently had a Florida resident that completed the New York defensive driving course.  He had a point problem in New York and, therefore, wanted to ensure that he received the appropriate credit for the class (i.e., that he received 4…
  • Jul 29

    Nassau County Launches Speed Camera Program

    Nassau County Launches Speed Camera Program
    Last week, Nassau County started installing speed cameras within local school zones.  The first three schools to receive these devices are Plainedge Middle School in Bethpage, Dutch Lane Elementary in Hicksville and Abbey Lane School in…
Rank this Week: 252

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 164

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 912

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Aug 19

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong
    As I’ve written recently, the Uniform Law Commission approved the Uniform Fidicuary Access to Digital Assets Act. The act can be found on the Committee’s website, along with supplmenetal material, such as prior drafts, comments,…
  • Aug 3

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate
    Forgive me if you will, a bragging post. As of August 1, I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Most of what is below comes from the Florida Bar website and materials. Board certification recognizes…
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 892

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 27

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Fatal Collision In Kendall County

    Fatal Collision In Kendall County
    There was a fatal vehicle collision early this morning (August 19, 2014) in an unincorporated part of Kendall County. According to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened at approximately 6:15 a.m., when a pickup truck…
  • Aug 18

    Fatal Bicycling Accident Near Chicago's Midway Airport

    Fatal Bicycling Accident Near Chicago's Midway Airport
    There was a fatal Chicago bicycling accident early Sunday morning (August 17, 2014) near Midway Airport. According to Chicago Police, the bicyclist was riding east on 55th Street when a car turned left onto Central Avenue about 12:45 a.m.,…
  • Aug 16

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Crescent City, Illinois Vehicle Accident

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Crescent City, Illinois Vehicle Accident
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal vehicle accident that happened July 23, 2014 in Crescent City, Illinois. The July 23 accident involved a two-vehicle high-speed collision in which one of the lawsuit's…
Rank this Week: 303