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Alabama Injury Law Blog

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Hollis Wright.

http://www.alabamainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Scariest Part of Halloween Could Be a Lawsuit

    The Scariest Part of Halloween Could Be a Lawsuit
    While Halloween is a night of fun, the special circumstances surrounding trick-or-treating and parties mean a variety of opportunities to commit actionable negligence. Here are a few thoughts on protecting yourself from liability on…
  • Sep 25

    2014 GM Ignition Switch Recall & Settlement Fund

    2014 GM Ignition Switch Recall & Settlement Fund
    Have you been injured while driving or riding in a GM manufactured vehicle? As of August 2014, GM has set up a settlement program to compensate persons injured in several recalled cars. The problem noted in the recall is an ignition defect…
  • Aug 6

    Child Vaccinations vs. Public Education – A Constitutional Quagmire

    Child Vaccinations vs. Public Education – A Constitutional Quagmire
    One intensifying social controversy concerns the vaccination of children. A June 2014 article in the journal Pediatrics reports that 1 out of 10 parents in the United States are refusing to vaccinate their children. The momentum of the…
Rank this Week: 335

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Oct 16

    Cases on Tap for Tomorrow’s SCOTUS Conference: Are Cert Grants Coming on Pleading and Personal Jurisdiction?

    Cases on Tap for Tomorrow’s SCOTUS Conference: Are Cert Grants Coming on Pleading and Personal Jurisdiction?
    A couple of cases on the calendar for tomorrow's Supreme Court conference are worth a quick mention. Both appear on SCOTUSblog’s "relist" list. (That they had already been calendared for previous conferences and avoided a quick…
  • Oct 15

    Epstein on Black & Spriggs on the Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

    Epstein on Black & Spriggs on the Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent
    Over on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Lee Epstein entitled The Depreciation of Precedent. It reviews an article by Ryan Black and James Spriggs that was recently published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
  • Oct 14

    The Advisory Committee's Gargantuan New Agenda

    The Advisory Committee's Gargantuan New Agenda
    Far from resting on its laurels after pushing through the latest round of defense-oriented amendments to the FRCP, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules continues its assault. This time, among many other things, it's tackling class actions…
Rank this Week: 595

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Oct 16

    Is the California Sky Grey? (Raining on Professional Rules Update)

    Is the California Sky Grey? (Raining on Professional Rules Update)
    Interesting news and updates coming out of the Golden State: "California Justices Tell State Bar to Redo Proposals for Updating Lawyer Conduct Rules" -- "The California Supreme Court has told the state bar to go a different direction in…
  • Oct 15

    IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal

    IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal
    In September we published an article on IP conflicts (and associated webinar recording): "IP Matters: Navigating a Complex Conflicts Landscape," Now comes an interesting cast of IP conflicts allegation in the news: "Mega Firm Withdraws From…
  • Oct 14

    Advance Conflict Waivers Causing Conflicts?

    Advance Conflict Waivers Causing Conflicts?
    Interesting article in the Legal Intelligencer: "Some Conflict Waivers Are Rubbing GCs the Wrong Way" -- "General counsel who spoke to The Legal said they are increasingly seeing advance-waiver clauses in engagement letters from large law…
Rank this Week: 487

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 374

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 167

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    What Is a Bellwether Trial?

    What Is a Bellwether Trial?
    Bellwether trials are the first trials in a mass tort case.  Cases are selected for trial that are thought to be representative of a particular issue in other cases in the class action.  While the results of the trial are not…
  • Oct 13

    What Does C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Deal Mean?

    What Does C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Deal Mean?
    The big news last week is that C.R. Bard will pay $21 million to settle 500 vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against it. Good deal for plaintiffs?  Not so much.  This comes out to a little over $40,000 a case.  Most of the women in…
  • Oct 9

    Benicar Lawsuit Upate

    Benicar Lawsuit Upate
    Benicar, prescribed to treat hypertension and high blood pressure, keeps blood vessels from narrowing and improving blood flow.  Unfortunately, for some consumers, the side-effects far outweigh the benefits.  While first…
Rank this Week: 527

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Oct 16

    Congressional Research Service: Take a Deep Breath Before Believing Cost Claims About New EPA Smog Standard

    Congressional Research Service: Take a Deep Breath Before Believing Cost Claims About New EPA Smog Standard
    The nonpartisan (and thoughtful!) Congressional Research Service is out with a new report about EPA's expected upcoming health standard for ozone, or smog.  It is really worth reading, especially in light of the hysterical industry…
  • Oct 9

    Throwback Thursday: Almost 5 Years Ago, EPA Said Current Smog Standard Was so Weak....

    Throwback Thursday: Almost 5 Years Ago, EPA Said Current Smog Standard Was so Weak....
    ...That the agency would not even solicit public comments on keeping it.  EPA then was attempting to correct a polluter-friendly decision made by the Bush Administration.As we all know, the EPA, then run by Lisa Jackson, was told in…
  • Sep 29

    That Was the Week That Was (TW3) for Clean Air

    That Was the Week That Was (TW3) for Clean Air
    [With fond viewer memories of the late Ned Sherrin and David Frost] It is so difficult in this breathless, breaking-news-tweet-every-moment era to put matters in perspective. We are going to give this a shot in a brief look back at clean-air…
Rank this Week: 492

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
Rank this Week: 607

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
  • Oct 7

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account
    People sometimes make estate planning mistakes that result in truly devastating consequences. With this in mind you would do well to take pause before starting a joint bank account and relying on your co-account holder to distribute your…
  • Oct 3

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully
    If you are in a position to simply go about your business with no financial constraints during retirement you are in a fantastic position, but it is in fact a minority position. Most people are going to have to plan...
Rank this Week: 814

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Oct 16

    S2P2J Release 56

    S2P2J Release 56
    Publisher Law Journal Press will be distributing hard copy supplements for Release 56 of "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J) later this month with online S2P2J subscribers receiving their update automatically and…
  • Oct 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners' (ASNP) 12-part "Settlement Planning" webinar series , which begins today, offers an important educational opportunity to learn more about this evolving profession. Evaluated in advance, based upon its…
  • Sep 29

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource
    During this transitional era for both settlement planning and the primary and secondary structured settlement markets, participating professionals are fortunate to have multiple educational opportunities this Fall to update and expand their…
Rank this Week: 538

Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog

Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers pharmacy and medication errors. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.pharmacyerrorinjurylawyer.com/
  • Oct 16

    British Columbia Woman Dies When Pharmacists Fail to Catch Dangerous Drug Combination

    British Columbia Woman Dies When Pharmacists Fail to Catch Dangerous Drug Combination
    In a frightening case out of British Columbia, a 76-year-old, otherwise healthy woman died when she was prescribed two drugs that were known to have dangerous interactions. According to a report by one local news source, the error slipped…
  • Oct 9

    Pharmacist Overprescribes Blood-Thinner, Causing Man to Cough Up Blood

    Pharmacist Overprescribes Blood-Thinner, Causing Man to Cough Up Blood
    In a frightening case earlier last month out of New Zealand, a man needed to be hospitalized after he started to cough up blood due to a pharmacist's error. The pharmacist responsible was actually hired from a temp agency that...
  • Oct 2

    Pharmacists Told To Keep Similarly Named Medications Away from Each Other

    Pharmacists Told To Keep Similarly Named Medications Away from Each Other
    Pharmacists are charged with a very important duty in our society: to verify and fill prescriptions issued by physicians and to answer any patient questions that may arise. In addition, pharmacists are a second line of defense against…
Rank this Week: 740

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Oct 16

    Brain Injury Association of America Caregiver Webinar

    Brain Injury Association of America Caregiver Webinar
    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has scheduled in new practical Webinar “Practical Strategies for Managing Deficit Awareness After Brain Injury” People are often discharged from rehabilitation before they have fully grasped…
  • Oct 15

    North American Brain Injury Society Annual Meeting and Call for Brain Injury Abstract

    North American Brain Injury Society Annual Meeting and Call for Brain Injury Abstract
    The North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) will be hosting its 12th Annual Conference on Brain Injury on April 29th – May 2, 2015 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The abstract tract submission site is now open.…
  • Oct 14

    New York Personal Injury Lawyer Shana De Caro Inducted as Fellow--Litigation Counsel of America

    New York Personal Injury Lawyer Shana De Caro Inducted as Fellow--Litigation Counsel of America
    Congratulations to my partner, Shana De Caro for her induction on October 9th as a fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America. (LCA) LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of elite trial and appellate lawyers throughout North…
Rank this Week: 502

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 218

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Oct 16

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
  • Aug 14

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.
    In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Aug. 12, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) reversed an order denying class certification of a claim for violation of Labor Code section 2802,…
  • Aug 5

    Recent Ninth Circuit class certification opinion: Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco

    Recent Ninth Circuit class certification opinion: Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco
    In Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco, 749 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2014), the district court denied class certification of plaintiffs' age discrimination claim under FEHA, holding that the plaintiffs had not established the…
Rank this Week: 611

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 259

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 474

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
Rank this Week: 772

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Two More Reasons Not to Use Uber

    Two More Reasons Not to Use Uber
    We’ve been writing a lot about Uber lately—and not good things. First we told you about drivers attacking and attempting to sexually assault passengers in San Francisco and Los Angeles; and then we shared that authorities in both…
  • Oct 9

    Los Angeles Parking Conditions Could Improve Soon

    Los Angeles Parking Conditions Could Improve Soon
    English: A car with a parking ticket in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Have you ever spent a seeming eternity circling city blocks looking for parking and then, once you’ve finally found a free spot, been baffled by signage giving…
  • Oct 3

    Disneyland Ride Stalled, Stranding Passengers in the Heat

    Disneyland Ride Stalled, Stranding Passengers in the Heat
    A ride at Disneyland stalled yesterday afternoon, stranding passengers for about two hours in sweltering heat, reported the Los Angeles Times. Passengers endured 90-degree weather on Mickey’s Fun Wheel at California Adventure until cast…
Rank this Week: 460

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Oct 15

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
  • Oct 7

    Law Library Reading Room Relocates, Temporarily Close

    Law Library Reading Room Relocates, Temporarily Close
    As part of a major renovation project, the Law Library Reading Room, located in Room LM 201 in the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., will be closed on Friday, Oct. 10 and…
  • Sep 26

    Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancement

    Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancement
    Today on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced the removal of the beta label and the September enhancements to Congress.gov. Some of the new features include a new Resources section, more…
Rank this Week: 912

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
Rank this Week: 632

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 426

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Oct 15

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training
    Check out this Bankruptcy Training article about Liens on Schedule D of the Bankruptcy Petition. http://www.713training.com/pages/Articles.html Related PostsChapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?The post Liens and Bankruptcy Training appeared…
  • Sep 27

    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    At 713Training.com we often get asked questions about determining if a client should file a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy.  From our experience we have concluded that there are many factors that may effect what chapter a client…
  • Aug 18

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you…

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you will find that there will be a good percentage of your clients who will be behind in their mortgage payments and facing foreclosure, filing bankruptcy can often benefit your clients. In many cases,…
Rank this Week: 787

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    FTC Alleges Bitcoin-Mining Ads Were More Than a Bit Misleading

    FTC Alleges Bitcoin-Mining Ads Were More Than a Bit Misleading
    On September 23, a federal court in Missouri granted a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) request to freeze the assets of Butterfly Labs, a company specializing in Bitcoin-mining computers. “Bitcoin mining” is the use of…
  • Oct 8

    Fashion Faux Pas? Lawsuits Challenge Pricing and Practices at Outlet Store

    Fashion Faux Pas? Lawsuits Challenge Pricing and Practices at Outlet Store
    Even in the age of online shopping, outlet malls and brick-and-mortar factory stores have remained hot shopping destinations and successful options for luxury and mainstream designers alike. But several major retailers—including…
  • Oct 6

    FTC's Robinson-Patman Act Guidance: Updated but Mostly Unchanged

    FTC's Robinson-Patman Act Guidance: Updated but Mostly Unchanged
    On September 29, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission published updates to its “Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services” (also known as the Fred Meyer Guides, in honor of the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 275

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Oct 15

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care
    The Osborn, a Westchester nursing home located in Rye, received a citation by the Department of Health in February, 2014 for failure to provide proper treatment to a resident with a pressure ulcer. Per federal regulations, a facility must…
  • Sep 24

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
    What You Should Know About Nursing Home or Elder Abuse It is estimated that there are more than half a million reports of elderly abuse every year in the U.S., not to mention millions of cases that go unreported. Nursing...
  • Sep 23

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance
    It is difficult to ignore the continuous flow of headlines regarding nursing home abuse. It has become a prevalent issue across the U.S. However, imagine the number of cases that go unreported. Many times incidents of abuse and neglect are...
Rank this Week: 360

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/
  • Oct 15

    RECALL: Chrysler Recalls 184,000 Vehicles for Airbag Problem

    RECALL: Chrysler Recalls 184,000 Vehicles for Airbag Problem
    Earlier this week, the American auto manufacturer Chrysler issued a recall of about 184,000 of its vehicles due to issues related to their airbags. According to a report by the Detroit News, the defect in the vehicles’ airbags was the...
  • Oct 8

    Baltimore Boy Awarded Over $2 Million in Lead-Exposure Case

    Baltimore Boy Awarded Over $2 Million in Lead-Exposure Case
    Earlier this month in a Maryland court, a 17-year-old Baltimore boy was awarded over $2 million by a jury after a case involving lead exposure. According to a report by WBALTV, the boy suffered permanent brain damage from lead exposure...
  • Oct 1

    Maryland’s “Move Over” Law to Expand in Near Future

    Maryland’s “Move Over” Law to Expand in Near Future
    Currently, it is the law in Maryland that any driver passing an emergency vehicle on the side of the road must move over one lane in order to help prevent an accident. This legislation was passed in the wake of...
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Oct 15

    26 Injured in Megabus Rollover Accident

    26 Injured in Megabus Rollover Accident
    If you live or work in Chicagoland, there is a good chance that you are no stranger to seeing buses lumber up and down the streets. Chicago’s CTA bus network alone services the entire city and 35 of its suburbs, an area which…
  • Oct 9

    Distraction-Related Car Accidents Remain Underreported

    Distraction-Related Car Accidents Remain Underreported
    Distracted driving represents one of the single fastest growing causes of car accidents in the United States. Nearly all of us have a cell phone or handheld device in this day and age, and far too many of us pay more attention to our…
  • Oct 8

    The NHTSA’s Strategy for Reducing Teen Driver Injuries and Fatalitie

    The NHTSA’s Strategy for Reducing Teen Driver Injuries and Fatalitie
    If you’re a parent with a teenager, you know that getting them car insurance will cost you an arm and a leg. That’s because young drivers between the ages of fifteen and twenty years old are more likely to be involved in…
Rank this Week: 648

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Oct 15

    Depositions: A Cheat Sheet

    Depositions: A Cheat Sheet
    Lawyers who want a quick guide to depositions should take a look at the "Deposition Cheat Sheet," by Christian Denmon of Denmon Law. Denmon's article deals with both basic and advanced topics. Here's a tip for dealing with unresponsive…
  • Jun 19

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer
    When you're close to a final draft, use this self-editing checklist to add a bit of polish--or give it to your assistant to do the same. Are the headings correctly numbered? Are acronyms explained? Are the parties referred to in...
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
Rank this Week: 570

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 15

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of K.M.L., T.J.L. & T.J.L.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of K.M.L., T.J.L. & T.J.L.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0203, 2014 MT 278N, IN THE MATTER OF: K.M.L., T.J.L., and T.J.L., Youths in Need of Care.  
  • Oct 15

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Hogsten

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Hogsten
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – HOMICIDE-ATTEMPTED DA 14-0006, 2014 MT 277N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. EMMITT HOGSTEN, JR., Defendant and Appellant.
  • Oct 15

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Slagter v. Citibank

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Slagter v. Citibank
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – INJUNCTION DA 14-0051, 2014 MT 276N, PHILIP J. and UBON SLAGTER for PHILIP J. SLAGTER and UBON SLAGTER, Plaintiffs sui juris and Appellants, v.…
Rank this Week: 34

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Should Swing Sets be Restricted or Banned From Playgrounds?

    Should Swing Sets be Restricted or Banned From Playgrounds?
    By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In the State of Washington as well as other States, playgrounds provide children a place to have fun and be active.  Playgrounds allow…
  • Oct 11

    What Actions Should a Day Care Center Take for Playground Safety?

    What Actions Should a Day Care Center Take for Playground Safety?
    By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network Day care centers are first and foremost obliged to protect the safety of their students. Playground sets, because of their potential for misuse,…
  • Oct 7

    What Safety Precautions Should Schools and Day Care Centers Take Regarding Playground Activities?

    What Safety Precautions Should Schools and Day Care Centers Take Regarding Playground Activities?
    By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In Vancouver, Washington and other cities, children can often be found on school, public, and day care center playgrounds. Physical activity is…
Rank this Week: 193

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 562

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Punitive Damages: “One Bite of the Apple” or Exception to Res Judicata

    Punitive Damages: “One Bite of the Apple” or Exception to Res Judicata
    By Tyler Moore Kostal The Louisiana Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in two cases, Oleszkowicz v. Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation, et al. and Chauvin v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., both involving a plaintiff’s damages for…
  • Oct 8

    DHH Proposes Rule on Prohibition of Provider Steering of Medicaid Recipient

    DHH Proposes Rule on Prohibition of Provider Steering of Medicaid Recipient
    By Deborah J. Juneau On September 20, 2014, the Department of Health and Hospitals (“DHH”) published its notice of intent to promulgate a rule to continue the provisions of a March 20, 2014 Emergency Rule regarding the prohibition…
  • Oct 4

    DHH Implements New Adverse Actions Web Search for Excluded Individuals and Entitie

    DHH Implements New Adverse Actions Web Search for Excluded Individuals and Entitie
    By Deborah J. Juneau To participate in the Louisiana Medicaid Program, providers have been required to ensure that their current and potential employees, contractors and other agents and affiliates were not excluded from participation in the…
Rank this Week: 618

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 29

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 705

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    On October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez hosted a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope…
  • Oct 10

    ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down

    ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down
    Reno Fernandez is proud to host this upcoming program on assignments for the benefit of creditors ("ABC's") for the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco at noon this Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the…
  • Oct 3

    Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    At noon on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez will be hosting a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section via webinar covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including…
Rank this Week: 435

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
  • Oct 2

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case
    Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to be entered as evidence in legal Everything you text can become evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 243

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident…

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.fortlauderdalecaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Cheeks v. AutoZone – Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash Leads to Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Cheeks v. AutoZone – Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash Leads to Premises Liability Lawsuit
    When searching for a car accident lawyer, it’s important to understand how someone with extensive experience in different realms of law can further your interests tremendously. That’s because so many cases have factual elements…
  • Oct 5

    GEICO v. Paton – Proof of Damages in UM Trial Sufficient in Bad Faith Action

    GEICO v. Paton – Proof of Damages in UM Trial Sufficient in Bad Faith Action
    Auto insurance companies have an obligation to act reasonably in paying legitimate claims in a timely manner. When they do not, the courts may find they have acted in “bad faith.” For the policy holder (or other injured party), a…
  • Sep 29

    Woman Crashes into Restaurant, Strikes Homeless Man

    Woman Crashes into Restaurant, Strikes Homeless Man
    Negligent drivers pose a serious hazard to other motorists, their passengers, as well as pedestrians and bystanders. In a recent collision, a woman crashed into a restaurant in Pinecrest and struck a man who was sitting on a bench. According…
Rank this Week: 735

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Oct 14

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?
    Yes, family law appellate lawyers handle appeals to the Texas court of appeals or the Texas Supreme Court. We read records, write briefs, and make oral arguments.  We research rules and analyze case opinions. But, adding an appellate…
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
  • Sep 23

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa
    Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 797

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

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

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Oct 13

    PTSD can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

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

    Fat Brain

    Fat Brain
    The concept of being able to boost the health of the brain with good nutrition is really very exciting.  Lipids are good for the Brain.  New research shows lipids boost the brain.  That’s right, fat is brain fuel.…
  • Sep 30

    From Traumatic Brain Injury to Savant

    From Traumatic Brain Injury to Savant
    I have been posting to this blog items and information I come across regarding Traumatic Brain Injury.  While reading professional journals, articles, and Scientific literature, I share things of interest.  One of those topics…
Rank this Week: 213

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2: Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2: Experimentalism
    A couple of years after Ramo postulated the notion of a Beijing Consensus, several scholars began advancing another kind of development model deriving, as they saw it, from China's experience.  Different scholars have attached different…
  • Oct 1

    No São Paulo Consensus or Happiness for Pessimo

    No São Paulo Consensus or Happiness for Pessimo
     Pessimo brought a measure of well-being to suggest that São Paulo would be probably be a good place to be. I suggest instead that we adopt a development-related concept, which is the World Happiness Index. As Michael Trebilcock…
  • Sep 21

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu
    Pessimo:Optimo and I are taking a break from our Beijing Consensus dialogue because Optimo decided to go to Sao Paulo.As you may recall, I've been trying to find a meaningful Sao Paulo Consensus, but so far have been 'disappointed' (as I like…
Rank this Week: 344

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 784

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Is Sent Back to State Court

    Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Is Sent Back to State Court
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ordered that a drug defect lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline LLC over its Paxil antidepressant medication be sent back to a state court. The three-judge panel ruled that the second…
  • Sep 15

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson
    Plaintiffs are starting to file claims seeking dangerous drug damages for injuries they sustained from using Xarelto, a blood thinner. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which jointly market the drug, are the defendants.…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict
    Jurors have ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay Martha Salazar $73 million for injuries she sustained from the Obtryx sling, which is a vaginal mesh implant. This is the first defective medical device award against the company over its…
Rank this Week: 710

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 13

    Bryan Garner – Advanced Legal Writing Seminar, Oct. 24

    Bryan Garner – Advanced Legal Writing Seminar, Oct. 24
    The California Constitution Center has invited Bryan Garner, the universally-acknowledged preeminent authority on modern American legal writing, to present his advanced legal writing seminar here at Boalt. This is a one-day, all-day course on…
  • Oct 3

    Summer Ethics Fellowships for Law Student

    Summer Ethics Fellowships for Law Student
    FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of…
  • Sep 9

    Real Estate Certificate Info Session, 9/18/14 at 5pm in 106 Wurster Hall

    Real Estate Certificate Info Session, 9/18/14 at 5pm in 106 Wurster Hall
    CED, Haas, and Berkeley Law students are invited to attend an informal, informational session about the new Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (IGCRE).  The IGCRE offers graduate students in the College of…
Rank this Week: 635

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
  • Sep 12

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)
    In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions" (the…
  • Sep 4

    BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

    BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
    It seems intuitive that, by and large, employees prefer to use their own mobile devices, carrying only a single device for personal and work purposes, and having choice over the device to be used (please don't take away my iPhone). There has…
Rank this Week: 825