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Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    How to Move Your Stalled Divorce Case Along

    How to Move Your Stalled Divorce Case Along
    Divorce cases come with any number of possible frustrations, for the parties and the attorneys alike. One of the biggest frustrations for clients (and attorneys) is the length of time it takes to move their case towards a final resolution,…
  • Apr 9

    Setting the Record Straight: Expungements, Pardons and Restoration of Right

    Setting the Record Straight: Expungements, Pardons and Restoration of Right
    After a criminal charge has been resolved, many defendants worry about the impact that a conviction, or even simply a public arrest record, may have on them for the rest of their lives. This concern is often overshadowed during criminal…
  • Apr 8

    Virtual Visitation in Virginia Family Law

    Virtual Visitation in Virginia Family Law
    A central part of every divorce involving children is the determination of child custody and visitation rights. In Virginia, a variety of possible physical custody arrangements exist. For example, one parent may have primary physical custody…
Rank this Week: 104

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Apr 13

    Very Possibly, Your Approved Label is Wrong

    Very Possibly, Your Approved Label is Wrong
    From the demise of Prohibition until about a year ago, you could fairly safely assume your label was right, if it was approved by TTB. Most people assumed they had a “safe harbor,” created upon approval, even if some of the claims…
  • Apr 11

    Louisville, Flavorman, Tito, Locke Lord, ADI

    Louisville, Flavorman, Tito, Locke Lord, ADI
    Louisville is great. Such a nice break from the clamor of DC. I think I am nearly qualified to make this call because I have been going to Louisville half a dozen times per year for a few years now, and I have now hit all the top 50 or so…
  • Apr 5

    Scrapple Flavored Vodka

    Scrapple Flavored Vodka
    I am a tad late for April Fools Day but it’s one of my favorite national holidays and so, we present the above. Is it real or fake? Would you drink it?                   No cheating or…
Rank this Week: 350

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
  • Apr 9

    Law Firm Websites & Doorway Page

    Law Firm Websites & Doorway Page
    Have you been creating pages on your law firm website that don’t offer clear, unique value? If so, you might be vulnerable to a new Google ranking change intended to target doorway pages. With the web going nutty over the announcement…
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
Rank this Week: 214

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    What About Workers' Comp In Pennsylvania?

    What About Workers' Comp In Pennsylvania?
    At a time when more than 60 percent of states have decreased workers' compensation benefits or made it harder to obtain such benefits, Pennsylvania has remained constant and protected the rights of injured workers. Pennsylvania is one of…
  • Apr 9

    FAQ: ARE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS TAXABLE?

    FAQ: ARE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS TAXABLE?
    With tax filing deadlines quickly approaching, Martin Law has received many inquiries asking if workers' compensation benefits are taxable. Is it different at the state and federal levels? In the video below I address your concerns including…
  • Mar 30

    The Human Cost Of Workers' Comp Reform

    The Human Cost Of Workers' Comp Reform
    Earlier this month, we looked at two articles in ProPublica's and NPR's ongoing series about the dismantling of workers' compensation in the United States. As advocates for injured workers, including those harmed in the workplace, we are…
Rank this Week: 438

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

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

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder
    This post describes a case in which illicit drug monies were concealed offshore and laundered via a Cayman Island bank account.  The case is also about tax fraud; identity theft and a murder.   I published the post earlier at the…
  • Apr 6

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”
    I.  COURSE DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on May 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
  • Mar 30

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail
    When vast sums of money are hidden in a bank account there is usually an electronic trace or other kind of money trail.  A skilled investigator may help detect the money trail, as suggested by my 2010 post Secreting Assets Without A…
Rank this Week: 245

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 975

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Apr 13

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice

    Ethics Is Only 1/5 of What Lawyers Need to Know For A Digital & Dynamic Practice
    Like law, the energy and utility industry where I spend my days has traditionally been heavily regulated.  What that means is that rules for participants or relief for consumers come by way of regulatory commissions rather than statute…
  • Apr 6

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

    Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself
    Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can…
  • Apr 3

    Determination of A Bonafide NY Office Requirement Is Next Step To Its Demise

    Determination of A Bonafide NY Office Requirement Is Next Step To Its Demise
    The New York Journal reports on a recent Court of Appeals ruling interpreting NY Judiciary Law §470 as requiring attorneys who are not residents of New York to maintain a physical office in the space to practice. That physical office…
Rank this Week: 549

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    SEC Fines Company for Stifling Whistleblower

    SEC Fines Company for Stifling Whistleblower
    Whistleblowers, and the SEC's Whistleblower program, are a large part of the Dodd-Frank Act. The SEC believes that information from a whistleblower who knows of possible securities law violations can be among the most powerful weapons in…
  • Mar 19

    Corporate Insiders Individually Charged for Failing to Update SEC Filing

    Corporate Insiders Individually Charged for Failing to Update SEC Filing
    While we all understand that registered individuals rely on their firms to update their required filings, so do corporate officers and shareholders. The problem is that the individuals are still personally responsible for the updates - and…
  • Mar 16

    SEC News - FCPA Violations, Trade Suspensions, Whistleblower Award

    SEC News - FCPA Violations, Trade Suspensions, Whistleblower Award
    Goodyear Charged With FCPA ViolationsGoodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when its subsidiaries paid bribes to land tire sales in Kenya and Angola.SEC Halts Ponzi-Like…
Rank this Week: 787

AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
Rank this Week: 845

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Apr 13

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Formal Charges May Be Next in Europe’s Google Antitrust Inquiry.  Although Europe’s antitrust investigation of…
  • Apr 6

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Antitrust and Other Inquiries in Europe Target U.S. Tech Giants.  European antitrust regulators are intensifying their…
  • Apr 2

    Congress Grapples With The Right Mix For Bipartisan Data Breach Bill

    Congress Grapples With The Right Mix For Bipartisan Data Breach Bill
    By Leigh Orliner LaMartina Congress is actually making progress in advancing a bipartisan bill that seeks to stem the avalanche of data breaches that lately seem to threaten massive amounts of sensitive consumer financial information with…
Rank this Week: 686

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)
    Dear Rich: I am currently in the process of making a logo for trout nets I sell. My graphic design artist did a great job but used a trout silhouette off of a stock photo site. The site says it is prohibited to use their material as part of a…
  • Apr 8

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?
    Dear Rich: I'm a crafts artist and I create fantasy animals and sell them as sculptures and prints. A company wants to license two designs for fabric for use in children's products. They're asking me to sign a license for three years.…
  • Apr 6

    Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor in Canada?

    Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor in Canada?
    Dear Rich: Is the song "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)" in the public domain in Canada?Although many music fans believe that Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour originated with Skiffle-master…
Rank this Week: 495

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 13

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption
    A caller said the local property appraiser took away her homestead tax exemption after neighbors complained the owner was renting rooms to tourist for short-term occupancy. The caller asks whether losing the tax exemption automatically…
  • Apr 6

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?
    A client has a new tech company with what he describes as a valuable copyright. His ex-partner sued him in Virginia federal court and obtained a large judgment which the ex-partner domesticated in Florida. The creditor registered a judgment…
  • Mar 30

    Head of Household Wage Garnishment Exemption For Non-Resident Debtor

    Head of Household Wage Garnishment Exemption For Non-Resident Debtor
    Florida Statute 222.11 prohibits a creditor from garnishing the earnings of a debtor who qualifies as head of household. Florida residents working in another state are unable to enforce this garnishment exemptions in foreign state courts…
Rank this Week: 779

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

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

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Myths About Public Company Share Registration & the SEC

    Myths About Public Company Share Registration & the SEC
    Before I delve in to a discussion about what the SEC does and does not do, let me be very clear: the SEC produces and changes its opinion fairly frequently and–due to the complex nature of most SEC rules and arguments–it would be…
  • Apr 5

    Vetting Reverse Merger Candidate

    Vetting Reverse Merger Candidate
    We receive a great deal of requests from folks I like to refer to as the tire kickers. They’re those that like to waste a lot of time, but at the end of the day their business–or in most cases their business idea–lacks the…
  • Mar 30

    Foreign RTOs: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    Foreign RTOs: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
    Yes it is possible to have a non U.S.-based entity go public in the United States. It’s long been a way for private, foreign companies to gain access to the lucrative U.S. capital markets without having to pay the large underwriting…
Rank this Week: 708

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
Rank this Week: 723

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Apr 13

    Consumer’s Guide to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

    Consumer’s Guide to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy
    I sat in on a recent panel discussion entitled, “Busting Trusts,” held by the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. With a bankruptcy judge and two trustees on the panel, the discussion turned on…
  • Apr 6

    Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish

    Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish
    I have been reading the book, Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen (@helaineolen) and I couldn’t get past the first fourteen pages without thinking that here is a woman who is a writer and journalist, who once wrote  for the Los Angeles…
  • Mar 28

    Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Starts Here

    Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Starts Here
    With so many companies guarantying student loan debt forgiveness and using Obama’s words to market and sell their offerings, I thought I would set the record straight! YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF FOR FREE YOU CAN HIRE ONE OF THESE COMPANIES…
Rank this Week: 912

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Meat Packer Warned of CWA Violation

    Meat Packer Warned of CWA Violation
    Posted April 13, 2015 An environmental group is threatening to sue Bartels Packing, a Lane County slaughterhouse and meat packaging firm, for multiple violations of the federal Clean Water Act, according to a Register Guard article available…
  • Apr 9

    Nursing Home & Medicaid Costs Webinar, OSU Ag Law & Taxation

    Nursing Home & Medicaid Costs Webinar, OSU Ag Law & Taxation
    --> Posted April 9, 2015 The Ohio State University Extension’s Agriculture Law & Taxation Blog is host a planning for nursing home costs and Medicaid webinar for farmers.Craig Vandervoort, Sitterly & Vandervoort, Ltd.,…
  • Apr 3

    Glyphosate Possibly Linked to Cancer, WHO Report

    Glyphosate Possibly Linked to Cancer, WHO Report
    Posted April 3, 2014 Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the herbicide glyphosate, one of the world’s most widely used weed killers. after concerns that the chemical possibly causes…
Rank this Week: 622

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Apr 13

    Another Case of Seller’s Remorse Bites the Dust

    Another Case of Seller’s Remorse Bites the Dust
    Disputes over shareholder buy-outs continue to generate interesting court decisions addressing whether the purchasing controller has an affirmative, fiduciary duty of disclosure, as in Brummer v. Red Rabbit, LLC, highlighted in this week's…
  • Apr 6

    Blurring the Lines Between Oppression, Duty of Disclosure, and Fiduciary Breach

    Blurring the Lines Between Oppression, Duty of Disclosure, and Fiduciary Breach
    Do majority shareholders of a close corporation owe a fiduciary duty to a minority shareholder to make accurate financial disclosures to enable fair valuation of the latter's shares for purposes of a voluntary buy-out? Find out in this week's…
  • Mar 30

    Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth

    Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth
    Renowned business appraiser Chris Mercer has written a book called Unlocking Private Company Wealth that's must reading for business owners and their advisors who should be concerned about wealth management and ownership transition for the…
Rank this Week: 810

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA
    On March 24, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Nally, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-991, in which the court held that --A total maximum daily load established by the Ohio Environmental…
Rank this Week: 656

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 92

The Law Offices of Gordon P.…

The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

Covers art, entertainment law, film finance and intellectual property.

http://firemark.com
  • Apr 12

    Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release

    Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release
    In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Model Release. In this installment of Asked and Answered, I’ll explain the rules for taking and using photographs or footage of people in your blog, videos, and other…
  • Mar 26

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time
    The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located…
  • Mar 3

    The importance of “Court approval” of a minor’s contracts.

    The importance of “Court approval” of a minor’s contracts.
    So, you’re producing a project that features some kids in some key roles. You spend a small fortune developing the project. You hold auditions, and eventually find the perfect kids to star in the piece. So, you sign them to written…
Rank this Week: 136

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 12

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause
    Blawgletter's seven-part exposition of the hottest oil and gas claims for 2015 (which we co-wrote for the Institute for Energy Law's 66th Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston) moves into an area that plaintiffs hate and defendants love…
  • Apr 6

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga
    Blawgletter offers the fourth installment in the seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015. This time, we address whether flaring gas qualifies as "use" on which the operator must pay royalties. Legal backdrop…
  • Apr 1

    Frack Ban Doesn't Extend Lease, High Court Hold

    Frack Ban Doesn't Extend Lease, High Court Hold
    Oil and gas and the Empire State Does a state's years-long ban on the fracking of oil and gas wells extend the "primary" term of a lease until the ban ends, allowing the frackers who couldn't frack more time to...
Rank this Week: 482

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
  • Apr 5

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal
    by David G. Wong When is a suspension not a suspension? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. However, in a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada explained that in certain circumstances a suspension will be deemed to be a termination.…
  • Mar 29

    A slo-pitch: Playing baseball when ‘sick’ = cause for termination

    A slo-pitch: Playing baseball when ‘sick’ = cause for termination
    by Kyla Stott-Jess Unexpected employee absences from work can be difficult for employers. Customer service may be compromised. Others’ jobs need to be adjusted. And an employer’s trust in the employee can be damaged. So can an…
Rank this Week: 883

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Apr 12

    The Fed's Cold Comfort To Colorado MJ Businesse

    The Fed's Cold Comfort To Colorado MJ Businesse
    I'm traveling this week on business, but I didn't want to leave town without a comment on the visit of Esther George. head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, to Denver last week. She was invited to meet...
  • Apr 8

    New ILCs? Nahhh!

    New ILCs? Nahhh!
    Four and one-half years ago, we wondered if the three-year moratorium on FDIC insurance applications for new industrial loan companies (ILCs) and other restrictions placed upon ILCs by Franken-Dodd would spell the death knell for the ILC…
  • Apr 6

    Subprime May Return, But Will It Be In A Pine Box?

    Subprime May Return, But Will It Be In A Pine Box?
    Former community banker and occasional guest poster Pat Dalrymple is a columnist for a Colorado newspaper who has a former insider's view on the sometimes wild and wacky world of commercial lending. You didn't think it was either wild or...
Rank this Week: 306

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 12

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!
    My brother is a wine connoisseur. As all my friends know, I’m anything but a wine aficionado. But I have learned one difference between fine wine and a notice from the IRS: Wine can age very well but IRS notices don’t. Almost all…
  • Apr 9

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: The Eternal Hobby Lo

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: The Eternal Hobby Lo
    The goal of must businesses is to make money. There aren’t many businesses that can lose on each sale and make it up in volume. In fact, I don’t know of any. But I digress…. So let’s take Sam and Edna, two successful…
  • Apr 8

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Just Don’t File

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Just Don’t File
    We’re running some repeats, but there is some new Bozo material coming. It’s just that people keep trying the same things over and over again. It’s tough to avoid the tax system. There are currency transaction reports (cash…
Rank this Week: 556

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 12

    What Damage Due To Faulty Workmanship Is Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?

    What Damage Due To Faulty Workmanship Is Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?
    Last week I reviewed the decision of the Alberta court of Appeal in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance. In that decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that damage done by one contractor to the work of another was…
  • Apr 1

    When Is Faulty Workmanship Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?

    When Is Faulty Workmanship Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?
    One of the most difficult issues in construction law is the proper interpretation of an exclusion for faulty workmanship in a Builders’ Risk policy. The amounts in issue can be huge and if the exclusion applies, the absence of insurance…
  • Mar 29

    Waiver During A Bidding Process Held To Bar Claim Arising From The Tender

    Waiver During A Bidding Process Held To Bar Claim Arising From The Tender
    The Ontario Superior Court recently dealt with the troubling issue of whether an owner can rely upon a waiver of claims signed by a bidder during a tender to defeat a contractor’s claim arising from the tender. In Todd Brothers…
Rank this Week: 984

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Apr 12

    L’Autorisation d’Emploi aux États-Unis sera Disponible pour les Titulaires du Visa H-4

    L’Autorisation d’Emploi aux États-Unis sera Disponible pour les Titulaires du Visa H-4
    Les détenteurs de visa H-4, c’est-à-dire les épouses des détenteurs de visas H1-B et d’autres visas moins courants, seront en mesure de demander un permis d’emploi cette année. Cette action…
  • Apr 12

    Rapport Annuel Rappel !

    Rapport Annuel Rappel !
    Le Rapport Annuel doit être déposé avant le 1er mai dans l’Etat de Floride afin d’éviter une grosse amende et la dissolution potentielle de votre entreprise. Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour remplir…
  • Apr 5

    DBA ou Nom Fictif en Floride

    DBA ou Nom Fictif en Floride
    Une fois que vous avez créé votre entreprise et que vous l’avez enregistrée avec l’État de Floride, vous devriez considérer si oui ou non il y aura un autre nom sous lequel vous pourriez…
Rank this Week: 442

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 274

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny
    Each month, the State Department releases the Visa Bulletin, which is how it announces who is eligible to apply for permanent residence. More precisely, it answers the question of "who has waited long enough for it?" This involves a very…
  • Mar 25

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker
    Congress is at an impasse on the question of how to fix our often dysfunction--and never ideal--immigration system. There has been debate, and bipartisan solutions have been put forth, but none of this has resulted in any actual reforms. The…
  • Mar 23

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff
    Technology companies have been pushing Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas, which provide foreign nationals a three-year stay in the country to work in a specialty occupation. The unified industry support indicates that the major players…
Rank this Week: 876

IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
Rank this Week: 631

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 993

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 12

    My beliefs about “God”

    My beliefs about “God”
    It’s impossible to know the “truth” about anything that’s outside your direct experience. The only direct experience you really have (if you think about it a lot, and come to an honest conclusion) is what YOU think and…
  • Mar 16

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool…
  • Mar 1

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s description of the process goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and…
Rank this Week: 183

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
Rank this Week: 547

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Trip and Fall Verdict for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Injuries Affirmed

    Trip and Fall Verdict for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Injuries Affirmed
    On December 24, 2007, at about 5 p.m., Anabell Rivera was on her way to her twin sister’s home in Jersey City to celebrate Christmas and their 50th birthdays. As Ms. Rivera was walking down a staircase at the Port Authority Bus Terminal…
  • Mar 31

    Hip Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal

    Hip Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal
    On January 24, 2009, Garo Kahvejian, a 48 year old jewelry store owner, sustained an injury to his hip when he was driving through the intersection at South Airmont Road and Campbell Avenue in Airmont (Rockland County) and his car was struck…
  • Mar 29

    Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case

    Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case
    On September 15, 2009, Adelina Reyes was injured when she tripped and fell due to a defective subway grating on the sidewalk at 138th Street near Willis Avenue in the Bronx. The transit authority conceded liability and a lawsuit by the 53…
Rank this Week: 662

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Apr 11

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California company and its insurance agent-owner with fraud in the sale of life settlements investments. “Since at least 2012, Pacific West and [its owner] allegedly…
  • Apr 9

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court
    A federal bankruptcy court in Connecticut held that a personal injury claimant’s obligation to a litigation funding company was a debt subject to discharge in bankruptcy, and that any purported lien or assignment rights held by the…
  • Mar 30

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring
    The Wall Street Journal last week published an article focusing on structured settlement factoring, starting with the story of Terrence Taylor. Taylor, Journal reporter Leslie Scism wrote, lost a leg and fingers in childhood fire, and his…
Rank this Week: 535

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Derek Fischer, Note, Dodd-Frank's Failure to Address CFTC Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 69…
  • Apr 4

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School
    Bobby Ahdieh (Emory) forwarded me this announcement about a position in Emory's outstanding Center for Transactional Law and Practice: Emory Law School seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice to teach in…
  • Apr 4

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Adam Adler, Student Article, High Frequency Regulation: A New Model for Market Monitoring, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 161 (2014). Vladimir Atanasov,…
Rank this Week: 267

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 10

    Garnishing Domain Name

    Garnishing Domain Name
    In the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace—much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized—rather than as assets of value in themselves. It quickly became apparent,…
  • Mar 7

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title
    Optimally, authors should own their personal names or pseudonyms, book titles and characters but when it comes to purchasing domain names corresponding to them they may discover that someone has beaten them to the registrar. There are no…
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: It Happens!

    Getting it Wrong: It Happens!
    Over the years the UDRP has attracted a good amount of criticism hewing to one of two poles, accusing panelists of either cognitive impairment or bias. There are panelists’ (it is said) “who substitute their personal views for the…
Rank this Week: 329

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Alimony Reduction and Termination

    Alimony Reduction and Termination
    Alimony Reduction and Termination: Alimony is often one of the most contested issues in divorce cases.  For many people, the idea of paying money to financially support an ex-spouse is a disgusting idea.  When the love and reverence…
  • Feb 24

    Social Media Stalking: Filing An Injunction Against Someone That Doesn’t Live In Florida

    Social Media Stalking: Filing An Injunction Against Someone That Doesn’t Live In Florida
    Social media has become an everyday part of life for many people, including Florida residents.  Oftentimes, conflicts between people begin on social media platforms.  Other times, issues begin in the “real world”, but…
  • Jan 30

    Disclosure of Financial Information in Divorce Case

    Disclosure of Financial Information in Divorce Case
    As a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, I am familiar with how messy things can get in a divorce case. People tend to have emotional responses during divorces that can sometimes cloud their judgement. For instance, the Florida Family Law Rules…
Rank this Week: 978

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 590

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 538

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 109

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 9

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society
    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society Description Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS), part of the Center for Law and the…
  • Apr 9

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Development in Children Could be Affected by Poverty, Study Shows, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor, NPR Shots Blog Art for the Knowing…
  • Apr 3

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Gendered Neurocultures: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses, Zaglossus, Vienna, 2014 (eds. Sigrid Schmitz and Grit Hoppner)): "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law,…
Rank this Week: 434

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story
    A reporter for The Wall Street Journal is looking for F-1 students to share their experience about working on OPT and CPT. His story will look at the challenges international students face – from schools to employers to the visa system…
  • Apr 8

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.
    For those who were hoping there will be no lottery on the H1B visa 2016, we have bad news. Today USCIS announced that the cap is reached both. Please see announcement from the USCIS today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…
  • Apr 6

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing
    USCIS would like to inform stakeholders about the proper action to take if cap-subject filings for fiscal year 2016 H-1B petitions are mishandled by delivery services. If a petitioner filed an FY16 H-1B cap petition in a timely manner,…
Rank this Week: 681

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 9

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted
    You can find the surprising opinion here. The crux of the opinion is the last paragraph: Cigarette smoking presents one of the most intractable public health problems our nation has ever faced. It was not so long ago that anyone...
  • Mar 19

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital
    Daniel Fisher at Forbes has a post on the substantial increase in revenue in 2014 of litigation financier Burford Capital.
  • Mar 19

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder
    Professor Morris Ratner (UC Hastings) has posted to SSRN his article, Class Counsel as Litigation Funders, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Rank this Week: 430

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California
    Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an…
  • Mar 31

    The Insanity Defense in California

    The Insanity Defense in California
    There is no functional difference between temporary and permanent insanity under California law. The sole issue in California is the status of the defendant’s sanity at the time of the crime. The method of determining a…
  • Mar 23

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car
    As temperatures rise going into spring and summer, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia for children left inside hot vehicles. Each year since 1998 an average of 38 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. Although these tragedies…
Rank this Week: 165

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Apr 9

    Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety

    Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety
    Coast Guard crews operating in Rosario Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca terminated the voyages of two commercial fishing vessels for safety gear concerns in the past 36 hours. One vessel was near Anacortes, the second in the Strait of…
  • Apr 3

    Russian Trawler Sinks - 56 Dead - Ice, or Safety Violation?

    Russian Trawler Sinks - 56 Dead - Ice, or Safety Violation?
    The Russian trawler the Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, off the Kamchatka peninsula, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement, at around 06:30 local time (20:30 GMT Wednesday). 56 people so far confirmed dead. The…
  • Mar 10

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel
    The cod boat Savannah Ray, which wrecked Feb. 16 east of Kodiak, remains stranded and leaking diesel, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. Global Diving & Salvage has been hired to recover the vessel. "We continue to monitor the situation and…
Rank this Week: 737