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Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • May 20

    SCOTUS rules there's no right to speedy sentence

    SCOTUS rules there's no right to speedy sentence
    SCOTUS ruled yesterday that convicted criminals' Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial is not violated by lengthy sentencing delays. As The New York Times's Adam Liptak reports: The case, Betterman v. Montana, No. 14-1457, concerned Brandon…
  • May 10

    "Race, Prison Discipline, and the Law"

    "Race, Prison Discipline, and the Law"
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing paper by Professor Andrea Armstrong, the abstract of which states: This article surveys three previously unconnected areas of analysis related to internal discipline in U.S. prisons: implicit…
  • May 9

    N.C. governor takes feds to court over anti-transgender law

    N.C. governor takes feds to court over anti-transgender law
    Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) filed a lawsuit in federal court today requesting clarification as to whether the anti-transgender law he signed earlier this year violates federal civil rights law, as DOJ claims. The Charlotte Observer's Michael…
Rank this Week: 492

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 748

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 142

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination
    The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.  Despite the “liberal construction” applied to the interpretation of sex…
  • May 18

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued its Final Rule modifying overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The Final Rule makes material changes to the application of overtime exemptions,…
  • Mar 22

    Second Circuit Recognizes Individual Liability Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

    Second Circuit Recognizes Individual Liability Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides eligible employees with twelve workweeks of unpaid leave  in connection with the birth or adoption of a child, caring for an immediate family member with a serious health…
Rank this Week: 890

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • May 20

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage
    Can an adult child bring a claim against a deceased parent’s estate for unpaid child support owed pursuant to a marital support agreement if the living parent has filed a claim? In Davis v. Hengen, the Florida appellate court provided…
  • Apr 21

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff
    A recent review of attorney Jeffrey Skatoff from a client. Jeff Skatoff and Susan Wear and Staff: Sincerest thanks for a superb defense of our position.  It was a pleasure dealing with you both.  If you ever need a…
  • Mar 18

    Review of Jordan Hammer

    Review of Jordan Hammer
    From a satisfied client: To the team at Clark Skatoff: My wife and I not only want to thank you for accepting our case but also for allowing Jordan Hammer to represent us.
Rank this Week: 907

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers false medical records, amputation medical malpractice, birth injuries, hospital malpractice and medical malpractice. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    $5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict for Death from Improperly Placed Feeding Tube

    $5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict for Death from Improperly Placed Feeding Tube
    A Montgomery County, Pennsylvania jury has awarded $5 million to the Estate and surviving family members of an 88 year-old man who died after medical professionals improperly placed a feeding to into his lung. The man had been transferred…
  • May 13

    Medical Mistakes Are More Common Than You Might Think

    Medical Mistakes Are More Common Than You Might Think
    A recent study has found that medical errors are now the third most common cause of death in the United States. The study found that medical mistakes claim approximately 251,000 lives each year – approximately 9.5 percent of all deaths…
  • Apr 29

    Brain Injury Results in $44 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Brain Injury Results in $44 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
    A nearly-two-week jury trial in Pennsylvania has culminated in a more than $44 million verdict for a woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury that left her paralyzed. The woman, who was 57 at the time, underwent surgery in 2011 to…
Rank this Week: 599

Hukuk

Hukuk

Turkish law blog. By Samil Demir.

http://www.samildemir.av.tr
  • May 20

    Yapay zekâlı robot avukat çalışmaya başladı

    Yapay zekâlı robot avukat çalışmaya başladı
    Bu başlığı iki bakış açısıyla okumak mümkün. Birincisi zaten her geçen gün daha kötü şartlarda çalışmaya ve rekabet etmeye itilen…
  • Apr 12

    Arabulucuya başvuru zorunluluğu Anayasa’ya aykırı değildir

    Arabulucuya başvuru zorunluluğu Anayasa’ya aykırı değildir
    Konu nasıl gündeme geldi? 6325 sayılı Hukuk Uyuşmazlıklarında Arabuluculuk Kanunu ile birçok ülkede örneğine rastlanan arabuluculuk sistemi ülkemizde de…
  • Dec 10

    İş davaları önce arabulucuya gidecek

    İş davaları önce arabulucuya gidecek
    Adalet Bakanlığı’nın arabuluculuk sistemini mahkeme öncesi çözüm yolu olarak zorunlu hale getirme çalışmaları kapsamında ilk olarak işçi-işveren…
Rank this Week: 766

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Pets—the Unforeseen Casualties of Divorce

    Pets—the Unforeseen Casualties of Divorce
    When it comes to divorce, issues with child custody are front and center. Lawyers know what to do, divorcing couples know what to expect, and judges will have seen many custody battles in court. But what about pets? In the case of Rudy, a…
  • May 18

    Is Mediation in Divorce Proceedings Really a Good Thing?

    Is Mediation in Divorce Proceedings Really a Good Thing?
    When it comes to divorce, mediation offers several benefits, chief among which is the ability for spouses to settle their separation without the animosity or cost of a court trial. So why do many divorcing couples have an aversion to…
  • May 14

    Child Tax Exemptions After Divorce

    Child Tax Exemptions After Divorce
    As a divorce attorney in San Marcos and Austin, I often recommend that my clients consult with a tax professional during the divorce proceedings to get an personal assessment of how taxes will impact the division of property and debt after…
Rank this Week: 958

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • May 20

    Open Position: Instructional Services Librarian

    Open Position: Instructional Services Librarian
    Instructional Services Librarian Lillian Goldman Law Library Yale University Please Apply at: http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html STARS Req No. 37814BR Position Focu
  • May 20

    Open Position: Associate Librarian for Administration

    Open Position: Associate Librarian for Administration
    ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN FOR ADMINISTRATION Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School Yale University  Please apply at: http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html  STARS Req No. 37813BR Position Focus: 
  • May 10

    We won a prize!

    We won a prize!
    “Putting Together a Book Exhibit,” a video teaser for our 2017 exhibition in New York City, has won the Best Video prize in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) “Day in the Life” contest. The annual…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • May 20

    Supreme Court Ends Government's Illegal Use of Pretrial Asset Forfeiture

    Supreme Court Ends Government's Illegal Use of Pretrial Asset Forfeiture
    Sila Luis v. US, No. 14-419. (United States Supreme Court March 30, 2016) A federal statute provides that a court may freeze before trial certain assets belonging to a criminal defendant accused of violations of federal health care or…
  • May 12

    Practice Tip: Always Poll That Jury!

    Practice Tip: Always Poll That Jury!
    US v. Lemurel Williams. 15-1194 (7th Cir. 2016). Lemurel Williams was convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun. We agree with Williams’s that a new trial is needed because the totality of the circumstances regarding the jury’s...
  • Feb 11

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained
    United States v. Harper, No. 14-2701. The defendant pleaded guilty to fraud consisting of her having abused her position as a member of a Chicago public-school board by accepting kickbacks of more than $500,000 from bus companies to which…
Rank this Week: 857

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 559

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
Rank this Week: 719

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 747

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • May 20

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New
    Welcome news for developers of small sites. Following the government’s successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago (click here to go to our previous…
  • May 18

    Building Around a Tenant

    Building Around a Tenant
    How much redevelopment and refurbishment work can a landlord do when it has a tenant in occupation? The recent case of Timothy Taylor Limited v Mayfair House Corporation provides a useful reminder of the obligations owed by landlords to…
  • May 17

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update
    Several counties in Pennsylvania are conducting countywide property reassessments. This update provides status changes for Washington, Blair and Lancaster Counties, along with a set of important deadlines and basic assessment appeal…
Rank this Week: 618

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Crowdsourcing new developments at Internet Librarian International - the library innovation conference

    Crowdsourcing new developments at Internet Librarian International - the library innovation conference
    Guest post by Katherine Allen, Business Development Director for Information TodayInternet Librarian International’s programme development is now well underway, with the conference’s international advisory board busily…
  • May 19

    Have Your Say!

    Have Your Say!
    Hard to believe that we are already over halfway through May and June and, more importantly, the 2016 BIALL conference will be upon us before we know it. This year we will again be running the BIALL Members' Forum, "Have Your Say", adjacent…
  • May 17

    BIALL KM Group update

    BIALL KM Group update
    The new BIALL Knowledge Management Group met for the first time on Monday 9th May 2016. Jane Bradbury, Head of Knowledge & Information at Slaughter and May, presented on the subject entitled  "An Evolving Landscape: From Information…
Rank this Week: 493

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • May 20

    Merrick Garland Nomination

    Merrick Garland Nomination
    President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to be the next Supreme Court Justice. But who is Judge Garland? Currently, he is Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also enjoys skiing and…
  • May 19

    New HeinOnline Database: Women and the Law (Peggy)

    New HeinOnline Database: Women and the Law (Peggy)
    HeinOnline is famous for its comprehensive access to law review articles, but there are many other great databases it features. “Women and the Law (Peggy)” was recently added to HeinOnline. It may be an especially useful resource…
  • May 18

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law
    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law is an eBook we have in our law library collection that may be of interest to you, whether you’re enrolled in Christian Perspectives on the Law or simply interested in the intersection of law…
Rank this Week: 486

National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues and cases affecting national forest management and policy. By Ryan L. Woody.

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 355

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 166

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • May 19

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation
    In April of last year Governor Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history in order to address the prolonged California drought crisis. That order directed the State Water Resources Control…
  • May 17

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Esencia Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Esencia is a brand new master planned community located in Rancho Mission Viejo.…
  • May 10

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Country Road is a planned community situated over 35 acres within the City of…
Rank this Week: 846

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 19

    DOL Makes Last-Minute Tweaks to New Overtime Exemption Rule

    DOL Makes Last-Minute Tweaks to New Overtime Exemption Rule
    In March 2014, President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Labor to revise its aging rules governing overtime pay for white collar employees.  The Department solicited comments from the public on an earlier…
  • May 10

    Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express: The Reasonable Accommodation of an Employee’s Family

    Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express: The Reasonable Accommodation of an Employee’s Family
    In Luis Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, the California Court of Appeal held that California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) – which requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees with…
  • May 9

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – Coming to a Federal Court Near You

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – Coming to a Federal Court Near You
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “DTSA”), the first of its kind at the federal level, has been passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Now, the DTSA merely awaits President Obama’s expected…
Rank this Week: 860

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 252

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 19

    New Marquette Lawyer Sheds Light on Urban Neighborhoods—and Much More

    New Marquette Lawyer Sheds Light on Urban Neighborhoods—and Much More
    Pair up the wisdom of a leading national expert on understanding urban neighborhoods with an effort to increase the vitality of a large section of Milwaukee’s west side and what do you have? You have the cover package of the Summer 2016…
  • May 18

    Opposing Views, One Conversation at Session on Milwaukee Education

    Opposing Views, One Conversation at Session on Milwaukee Education
    Until Tuesday, Dale Kooyenga and Lauren Baker had never met. That alone is an argument for why their discussion before a capacity audience in the Appellate Courtroom of Eckstein Hall was worthwhile. Kooyenga is a member of the state Assembly,…
  • May 15

    For Sale: George Zimmerman’s Property

    For Sale: George Zimmerman’s Property
    Most law school classes in Property begin with the venerable bundle of sticks metaphor.  The “bundle” includes those rights and interests held by the owners of property.  The assorted “sticks” take on…
Rank this Week: 446

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • May 19

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016, passed by the United States Senate on April 19, 2016, and previously reported on in this publication, contains another provision that merits comment.  Section 2506,…
  • May 18

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone
    On April 19, 2016, the full Senate of the United States passed the “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016” (“FAA Act”), which had been previously passed by the full House of Representatives in…
  • Mar 31

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation
    On March 17, 2016, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of the United States Senate approved amendments to the most recent funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), the FAA Reauthorization…
Rank this Week: 837

West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car and ATV accidents. By the Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Reducing Liability for Opioid Addiction in West Virginia

    Reducing Liability for Opioid Addiction in West Virginia
    News media across the country have been chronicling the consistent rise in opioid use and addiction throughout the United States over the last few years. Whether due to health issues, economic struggles, or general malaise among the…
  • May 11

    Uncovering Medical Errors in West Virginia and Throughout the Country

    Uncovering Medical Errors in West Virginia and Throughout the Country
    Every day, thousands of Americans place their lives and their trust in the hands of the medical professionals who advise them, treat them, and operate on them. We take for granted that doctors and nurses are trained professionals with years…
  • Apr 22

    Limitations on the Presentation of Evidence in West Virginia Negligence Cases – Sneberger v. Morrison

    Limitations on the Presentation of Evidence in West Virginia Negligence Cases – Sneberger v. Morrison
    It is no small secret that courts throughout the country struggle to keep litigation moving forward in a time-efficient manner and to reduce backlogs of cases and disputes yet to be resolved.  Many litigants now wait years to have their…
Rank this Week: 942

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/
  • May 19

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal
    On May 17, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule, specifying the timeline and process for expansion of the current Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal. The Final Rule, entitled Medicare…
  • May 13

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA
    On May 11, 2016, Circuit Judge Steven Coms in Pike County, Kentucky, ruled to unseal records related to a 2007 suit brought by the State’s Attorney General against OxyContin manufacturer Perdue Pharma. The suit was settled in December…
  • May 11

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again
    In the Fourth Circuit, Humana is currently pursuing reimbursement from the attorneys representing a passenger in a motor vehicle action under the persons in receipt of settlement funds provision of the MSP in yet another attempt to get the…
Rank this Week: 141

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • May 19

    ACC Middle East, Legal Week Present Corporate Counsel Middle East Award

    ACC Middle East, Legal Week Present Corporate Counsel Middle East Award
    Last week, ACC Middle East and Legal Week presented the fifth annual Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards in Dubai. ACC Middle East President Elias Hayek, vice president, legal, EAME Division, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, led the…
  • May 12

    Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!

    Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!
    Guest bloggers: Andy Hinton is vice president, ethics and compliance at Google, Inc. in Mountain View, Calif. Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and former chief counsel, global compliance at Kraft Foods. It wasn’t too many…
  • May 9

    How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice

    How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice
    Guest bloggers: Jay Atkinson is corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Leidos Inc. Danielle Carter is associate general counsel, ethics and compliance at Smiths Group. Sharla Toller is managing director at Major, Lindsey &…
Rank this Week: 511

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Criminal Record Seal

    Criminal Record Seal
    Being arrested can be a scary and very embarrassing ordeal.  After an arrest, a person’s criminal record is public information and can be viewed on request by pretty much anyone.  That means that a nosy neighbor, friends and…
  • Apr 26

    Illegal Search and Seizure?

    Illegal Search and Seizure?
    Search and seizure issues are normally at the top of the list in any criminal case where physical evidence is recovered from a defendant.  Florida law, like federal law, provides protection for citizens against illegal search and…
  • Mar 29

    Theft Arrest After Taking Own Car

    Theft Arrest After Taking Own Car
    I recently came across a story where a woman was arrested for stealing a car that Florida law recognizes as, in essence, half hers.  After a verbal altercation with her husband, the woman left in the family car, which was registered in…
Rank this Week: 918

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • May 18

    Aides Plead Guilty After Posting Degrading Photos of Nursing Home Residents on Social Media

    Aides Plead Guilty After Posting Degrading Photos of Nursing Home Residents on Social Media
    Nursing home staff members were accused of violating a resident’s privacy by posting degrading photographs and videos on social media. Jane Bosquet, a 76 year old woman suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease and…
  • May 4

    California Nursing Home Faces $100,000 Fine After A Resident Fall

    California Nursing Home Faces $100,000 Fine After A Resident Fall
    Holiday Manor Care Center, a nursing home in California, was fined $100,000 as a result of a resident’s death at the facility. The facility was found to have several deficiencies in the way the staff cared for the patient who had a…
  • Apr 30

    CMS Nursing Home Ratings as a Loan Criteria?

    CMS Nursing Home Ratings as a Loan Criteria?
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five-Star Quality Rating System in order to help consumers, families, and caregivers compare nursing homes easily and help identify areas they may have questions about. The…
Rank this Week: 900

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    New Bill Proposes Minimum Staff Requirements in NY Hospital

    New Bill Proposes Minimum Staff Requirements in NY Hospital
    On May 6, 2016 six rallies were held throughout the state of New York by the Nurses Association to gain support for a bill that will create a standard for nurse to patient ratios. The bill, called Safe Staffing for Quality Care, calls for…
  • May 13

    Medical Malpractice Alert: Medical Errors Found to be the Third Leading Cause of Death in US

    Medical Malpractice Alert: Medical Errors Found to be the Third Leading Cause of Death in US
    Recent research has found that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. An analysis published by the BMJ last week showed that medical errors in hospitals and other health care facilities are very common,…
  • May 4

    Patient Catches Fire in Operating Room at N.Y. Hospital

    Patient Catches Fire in Operating Room at N.Y. Hospital
    NYU Langone Medical Center was investigated by the state after a patient caught fire during surgery; the facility was cited due to lapses in safety procedures and communication.  The fire took place in December 2014 when a medical…
Rank this Week: 510

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 18

    DOL Announces Final FLSA Overtime Regulation

    DOL Announces Final FLSA Overtime Regulation
    E. Jason Tremblay On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division released its final updated FLSA overtime regulations. While some of the changes were expected, there are a number of surprises.…
  • Mar 1

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu
    Chicago has just amended its Human Rights Ordinance to address discrimination targeting current and former members of the military. The post Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Status appeared first on General…
  • Feb 19

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016
    On February 17, 2016, Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor solicitor, announced that the U.S. DOL Final Rule regarding the FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations The post DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • May 18

    S2P2J Release 59

    S2P2J Release 59
    Despite historically low interest rates and negative PR (most recently this Washington Post Editorial) resulting from the unconscionable business practices of some secondary market companies, the primary structured settlement market continues…
  • Apr 16

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference
    Len Blonder is a structured settlement pioneer now beginning an unprecedented third term as President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). It may seem counterintuitive, therefore, or perhaps wishful thinking, but…
  • Apr 4

    Patrick Williams Interview

    Patrick Williams Interview
    As the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) prepares for its 2016 Annual Meeting this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the primary structured settlement market faces many challenges - perhaps none greater than…
Rank this Week: 537

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Four Things You Need to Know About the Mauritius-India Protocol

    Four Things You Need to Know About the Mauritius-India Protocol
    International investors have frequently used Mauritius holding companies for their Indian investments, seeking to take advantage of the exemption under the India-Mauritius income tax treaty (the “Mauritius Treaty”) from Indian…
  • Apr 29

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption
    President Obama signed into law the SBIC Advisers Relief Act (as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015—the FAST Act) on December 4, 2015.  (See also our Annual Compliance Alert)  After the…
  • Apr 27

    Update Your Subscription Documents – FATCA and CRS

    Update Your Subscription Documents – FATCA and CRS
    The Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority advised yesterday that it will allow Cayman Islands Financial Institutions to rely on CRS due diligence procedures for new accounts opened on or after 1 January 2016 to identify…
Rank this Week: 866

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 152

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    The Selection of a New York Fiduciary Should be Accepted By a Court

    The Selection of a New York Fiduciary Should be Accepted By a Court
    New York Estate Planning Lawyers need to discuss many different issues with their clients. Among the most important considerations is the selection of Executors and Trustees. An Executor is nominated in a Last Will and Testament. Typically,…
  • May 11

    New York Estates May Need to Sell Real Estate Asset

    New York Estates May Need to Sell Real Estate Asset
    Real estate holdings in an estate may constitute the most valuable estate asset. A decedent may have owned a residence such as a single or multi-family house, a cooperative apartment or a condominium unit. In view of the increase in value…
  • May 4

    New York Estate Assets Can Be Recovered by an Estate Fiduciary

    New York Estate Assets Can Be Recovered by an Estate Fiduciary
    Executors and Administrators in New York have many fiduciary duties with respect to settling an estate. Most estate fiduciaries are close family members or friends of a decedent. Typically, a person will nominate a person that they know and…
Rank this Week: 969

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • May 18

    DOL Issues Much-Anticipated Overtime Rule – More Than Doubles Salary Requirement for FLSA Exemption

    DOL Issues Much-Anticipated Overtime Rule – More Than Doubles Salary Requirement for FLSA Exemption
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published its final rule increasing the salary requirement for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white-collar exemptions to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Though the new salary level is not as high as…
  • May 13

    The War Against Trade Secret Theft – A New Weapon

    The War Against Trade Secret Theft – A New Weapon
    Congress gave companies a new weapon to fight trade secret theft this week. President Obama signed a law that addresses several issues that often mire trade secret litigation – cross border battles when multiple states are involved,…
  • Apr 29

    First Year of NLRB’s New Election Rules – Employers Deflecting Union “Ambush”

    First Year of NLRB’s New Election Rules – Employers Deflecting Union “Ambush”
    One year has passed since the National Labor Relations Board issued its controversial “ambush” election rules, and as expected, the rules have caused a substantial reduction in the time between a union’s filing of a petition…
Rank this Week: 815

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 972

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 18

    Prudential Settles Long Term Disability Claim

    Prudential Settles Long Term Disability Claim
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Shane C., recently filed a federal lawsuit against The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”). The Plaintiff was employed as Senior Vice President Regional Manager with…
  • Mar 18

    Late Appeal Decisions by Insurance Companie

    Late Appeal Decisions by Insurance Companie
    At the O’Ryan Law Firm, we represent numerous clients who have become disabled and their disability claim was denied by their insurance company. We then represent the clients in the appeal process to appeal the denial of their…
  • Feb 12

    Scleroderma as a Disabling Condition

    Scleroderma as a Disabling Condition
    At the O’Ryan Law Firm, we have represented several clients who have become disabled due to the severe symptoms of Scleroderma. According to the American College of Rheumatology: WHAT IS SCLERODERMA? Scleroderma (also known as systemic…
Rank this Week: 843

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Will Self-Driving Big Rigs Reduce Deadly Trucking Accidents?

    Will Self-Driving Big Rigs Reduce Deadly Trucking Accidents?
    It is a widely known fact that crashes involving large trucks (a.k.a. 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor-trailers) often result in serious injuries and deaths. It is also relatively common for long-haul truck drivers to spend significant hours…
  • May 12

    MA Nursing Home Aides Caught Using Social Media to Violate and Humiliate Elderly Resident

    MA Nursing Home Aides Caught Using Social Media to Violate and Humiliate Elderly Resident
    Abusers often target our most vulnerable citizens; young children, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, and the elderly. Considering that many nursing home residents are elderly and have an age-related physical or mental…
  • May 11

    Private School Sexual Abuse Cases Shock New England

    Private School Sexual Abuse Cases Shock New England
    Sexual abuse cases are always highly sensitive. This is especially true when the offender is a trusted authority figure, such as a doctor or teacher. The Boston Globe recently called attention to a disturbing number of sexual abuse and…
Rank this Week: 470

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 595

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 754

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Heart Attack Survival

    Heart Attack Survival
    Heart Attack Survival from Brien Roche Law Heart attack survival in large measure is a function of proper medical treatment.  Every 34 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.  Every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a…
  • May 17

    Product Liability Litigation

    Product Liability Litigation
    Product Liability Litigation from Brien Roche Law Product Liability Litigation-Research Sources Product liability litigation can be complicated.  There are a number of excellent sources for research dealing with these types of cases:…
  • May 16

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery
    Medical Malpractice – Surgery from Brien Roche Law Surgical medical malpractice to some extent is a function of how often a surgeon has performed the procedure.  One very complicated procedure is the Whipple procedure which is a…
Rank this Week: 660

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 682

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • May 18

    Law Professors Form Innovative Academic Organization to Promote Field of Food Law & Policy

    Law Professors Form Innovative Academic Organization to Promote Field of Food Law & Policy
    We are pleased to share news of the newly formed Academy of Food Law & Policy, a membership organization that serves as a forum for individuals and institutions involved in teaching and scholarship in the broad field of Food Law &…
  • May 1

    Announcement: Graduate Assistantship Opportunitie

    Announcement: Graduate Assistantship Opportunitie
    The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law continues to accept applications for Fall 2016, with a few places remaining in our face-to-face and distance tracks, for full or part-time enrollment. With an expanded curriculum and a deep…
  • Apr 30

    Satoko Kato to Join the Faculty

    Satoko Kato to Join the Faculty
    We are delighted to announce that Satoko Kato will be staying with us another year, joining the law school faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Satoko is currently an LL.M. candidate in our face-to-face program, working with the Food…
Rank this Week: 650

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
  • May 18

    Mississippi Legalizes Fantasy Sport

    Mississippi Legalizes Fantasy Sport
    No registration fees in Mississippi’s stop-gap statute. Read More › Tags: Attorney General, Daily Fantasy Sports Contests, Fantasy Sports Operators, Illegal Gambling, Licensing Fee
  • May 18

    Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling Places Increased Pleading Standards On Plaintiff

    Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling Places Increased Pleading Standards On Plaintiff
    But Spokeo does not definitively define what an injury-in-fact is. Read More › Tags: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Injury in Fact, Robocalls, Supreme Court, TCPA
  • May 17

    CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising

    CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising
    In two recent decisions, CARU considered children’s “bead” art playsets and reinforced that advertisers must clearly disclose information about what products are included in the initial purchase, and avoid creating the…
Rank this Week: 982