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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
  • Nov 3

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do
    Twenty years ago, we always told our clients to make an inventory of their important information, give a copy to a child or trusted family member and leave a copy in a secure place for safekeeping. It’s amazing how much has changed in…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
Rank this Week: 931

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    HGN test ruled in admissible by the Kansas Supreme Court during DUI trial

    HGN test ruled in admissible by the Kansas Supreme Court during DUI trial
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently issued a decision dismissing one of the most controversial pieces of evidence used in an OUI trial - the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN). Finding no evidence to support the reliability of HGN test...
  • Feb 3

    New Jersey Legislature to vote on Bill requiring interlocking ignition devices for all DUI conviction

    New Jersey Legislature to vote on Bill requiring interlocking ignition devices for all DUI conviction
    New Jersey legislators are voting on a bill that would require the installation of an ignition interlock device for all drivers convicted of a DUI. If enacted, this bill would require all drivers operating a motor vehicle within a period...
  • Jan 29

    Reasonable doubt in a Massachusetts criminal trial defined by the SJC

    Reasonable doubt in a Massachusetts criminal trial defined by the SJC
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has just issued a decision establishing a single definition of reasonable doubt, the standard by which jurors are to find the defendant guilty of a crime. The decision, published and released under the…
Rank this Week: 763

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
  • Feb 18

    Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal
    As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented…
  • Feb 13

    California's Death Penalty, Like Pennsylvania's, Is "Ineffective, Unjust And Expensive" (Only Moreso)

    California's Death Penalty, Like Pennsylvania's, Is "Ineffective, Unjust And Expensive" (Only Moreso)
    Governor Tom Wolf has imposed a moratorium on executions in Pennsylvania pending review of a task force report, stating that capital punishment “has been proven to be ineffective, unjust, and expensive."  Pennsylvania has 186…
Rank this Week: 400

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Jason Muskey Accused of Fraud

    Jason Muskey Accused of Fraud
    Have you suffered financial losses as a result of investments made with Jason Muskey? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses through an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory…
  • Feb 20

    Fraud Charges filed against Timothy S. Demski and Walter F. Grenda

    Fraud Charges filed against Timothy S. Demski and Walter F. Grenda
    If you suffered losses investing in Prestige Wealth Management Fund, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. According to a press release, the Securities and Exchange Commission…
  • Feb 18

    SEC Commissioner Speaks Out about Lack of Bond Oversight

    SEC Commissioner Speaks Out about Lack of Bond Oversight
    According to FA-Magazine, the commission of the SEC, Luis Aguilar, made claims that retail investors are often victim to higher markups in the municipal bond market compared to institutional investors. According to Aguilar, retail investors…
Rank this Week: 917

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 439

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: 105

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Feb 20

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews attorney and author of Robots Are People Too John Weaver, researcher and writer for Michigan Auto Law Todd Berg, and litigator and author of Motorista Anna Eby. Together…
  • Feb 13

    Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed's Case

    Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed's Case
    On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss Serial and the case it made famous with three attorneys: Director of Investigation for University of Virginia School of Law's Innocence Project Clinic Deirdre…
  • Jan 23

    Soto v. Bushmaster

    Soto v. Bushmaster
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elliot Fineman from the National Gun Victims Action Council, Charles Heller from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and Professor Nicholas Johnson from Fordham…
Rank this Week: 183

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Icy Roads in Metro Area

    Icy Roads in Metro Area
    Commuters in the Metro area and across Mississippi have been dealing with Icy roads and bridges this week. WJTV News Channel 12 reports that first responders and other emergency response crews were out in full force on Friday morning. There…
  • Feb 20

    Manslaughter Arrest in Yazoo City

    Manslaughter Arrest in Yazoo City
    On Wednesday, 28-year-old Eric Terrell Rogers died as a result of injures sustained in a shooting that happened in Yazoo City. According to WJTV News Channel 12, Rogers was shot in the chest. Although he was taken to King's Daughter Hospital,…
  • Feb 13

    Aggravated Assault in Jackson

    Aggravated Assault in Jackson
    On Friday, a Jackson resident was sentenced to 10 years for aggravated assault. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 31-year-old Christopher Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He will…
Rank this Week: 987

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Is it legal to ride my bike in a crosswalk?

    Is it legal to ride my bike in a crosswalk?
    Technically, you are supposed to walk your bike in a crosswalk. But even if you are riding your bike in the crosswalk, that is no excuse for a negligent driver to hit you in the crosswalk. And, even if the police officer notes that you were…
  • Feb 13

    Is it legal to ride my bike on the wrong side of the road?

    Is it legal to ride my bike on the wrong side of the road?
    The practical answer is whether you’re on the proper side of the road or the improper side of the road, if you are riding safely and a vehicle is driving unsafely, we can make a recovery for you. Now, the police report may ticket you…
  • Feb 6

    What if I’m hit while riding my bike on the sidewalk?

    What if I’m hit while riding my bike on the sidewalk?
    This comes up a lot. Theoretically, you’re not supposed to ride your bike on the sidewalk. However, that’s not the end of the story. A lot of times, the safest place to ride your bike is on the sidewalk. There may be no other safe…
Rank this Week: 575

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 20

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music, Samsung edits Orwellian clause out of TV Privacy Policy, Samsung's TVs freak users out by inserting ads into movies, US Court backs NSA internet…
  • Feb 13

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Drone's role in journalism, Katy Perry's Left Shark, Emoji in the courtroom and more! Guests: Nabiha Syed, and Peter DiCola Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
  • Feb 6

    TWiL 291: Jane Stop This Crazy Thing!

    TWiL 291: Jane Stop This Crazy Thing!
    Hosts: Denise Howell The problem with self-driving cars in snowstorms, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposal, how Keurig's coffee cup DRM backfired, and more! Guests: Mike Elgan, Sam Abuelsamid, and Ben Snitkoff Photo…
Rank this Week: 457

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Why Direct Deposit Should Be Preferred

    Why Direct Deposit Should Be Preferred
    More and more taxpayers are using direct deposit to receive their tax refunds. According to the IRS, more than 84 million taxpayers used direct deposit last year as their preferred payment method. Typically, the fastest way to receive your…
  • Feb 13

    Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

    Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?
    The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit designed to help taxpayers whose income is below $52, 427 per year. In 2014, as many as 28 million taxpayers and families received $66 billion in EITC; the average amount received in…
  • Feb 6

    Deductions You Can Claim This Tax Season

    Deductions You Can Claim This Tax Season
    Tax deductions can ease your liability by reducing the amount of taxable income you have. Though tax deductions can substantially reduce what you owe, you must ensure you’re eligible for those you claim on your tax return. If you have…
Rank this Week: 679

Alcazar & Compañia

Alcazar & Compañia

http://alcazar.com.mx/blog/
Rank this Week: 963

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Chicago Family Sues Cook County Sheriff’s Office for Death of Inmate

    Chicago Family Sues Cook County Sheriff’s Office for Death of Inmate
    Wrongful death lawsuits may be initiated where a death has been caused by the fault of another person, especially where the alleged wrongdoers owed a duty of care to the deceased and where the deceased was under their care and protection.…
  • Feb 16

    Attorney Mike Bonamarte Discusses Sledding Accidents With Local New

    Attorney Mike Bonamarte Discusses Sledding Accidents With Local New
    Many Chicagoans dread winter for its bitter temperatures, slippery sidewalks, the need to bundle up extensively, and the dangerous roads and backed up traffic from inclement weather. However, to others, especially our youngest members of the…
  • Feb 13

    Lawsuit Filed Surrounding Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

    Lawsuit Filed Surrounding Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash
    Motor vehicle accidents are often a cause of serious personal injuries or even fatalities. However, these accidents are even worse when those to blame for the crashes do not take responsibility for their wrongdoing and flee the scene.…
Rank this Week: 626

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 641

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    FDA: Doing Their Job?

    FDA: Doing Their Job?
    According to its own website, the FDA “is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical…
  • Feb 16

    Jeep Under Fire

    Jeep Under Fire
    We hope to see continuing news reports on what consumer activist Ralph Nader called “a modern day Pinto for soccer moms.” He was referring, of course, to the notorious Ford Pinto exploding gas tanks. In October of 2009, the Center…
  • Feb 6

    Addiction in the Operating Room?

    Addiction in the Operating Room?
    When comedienne Joan Rivers died last August during what was described as a routine outpatient procedure, some people began to wonder what went wrong. Now Rivers’ daughter has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the clinic and…
Rank this Week: 879

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland
    I was surprised to learn recently from an Irish law professor that Ireland gave its prisoners the right to vote in 2006.  Felon disenfranchisement is such a pervasive fact of life in the United States that many Americans might assume, as…
  • Feb 12

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission released its annual report on police uses of force for 2013.  The report counts 895 incidents in 2013, employing a very broad definition of “use of force” that does not…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
Rank this Week: 773

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 261

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
  • Feb 16

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.
    Just heard the sad news.  Marvin Chirelstein made Federal Income Tax comprehensible for me when I was a lost law student, trying to figure out how "philosophy of tax" (interesting, and the bulk of the course that I took) meshed with…
Rank this Week: 321

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Feb 20

    Breakup Songs We Wish We’d Written

    Breakup Songs We Wish We’d Written
    Gone by Rip Chords (1963) [SPOKEN] We’ve been going steady And you’ve been making me cry Now it’s your turn, baby So I’m saying bye-bye [CAR ENGINE SOUND] Gone, gone, gone My baby’s gone, gone, gone Yes,…
  • Feb 19

    Breach of Promise to Marry

    Breach of Promise to Marry
    Professor April Domino looked over her horn-rimmed glasses at her Domestic Relations class.  She wore navy pants and jacket with a bright red silk blouse.  She used the Socratic Method, which is the classic law school process of…
  • Feb 6

    Pre-Divorce Checklist

    Pre-Divorce Checklist
    The family law attorneys of Gower & Bluck put together this helpful infographic of ten things you need to do before you file for divorce.
Rank this Week: 722

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Cold Injuries On The Job

    Cold Injuries On The Job
    With temperatures well below zero across much of Pennsylvania, most people are staying inside to keep warm and beat the weather. However, for many workers in PA this isn’t possible when they have to work. There are plenty of jobs that…
  • Feb 10

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    On The Run Mart Inc., a convenience store in Mechanicsburg PA, is facing charges for operating almost two years without having any workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The Vice President of the company, Sultan Bhatti,…
  • Feb 6

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million
    The Ashley Furniture Plant in Wisconsin has had over 1000 injuries in the last 3.5 years leading to a heavy investigation by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The investigation has led to the company being fined $1.76…
Rank this Week: 843

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Post-Verdict Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury

    New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Post-Verdict Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury
    In a recent employment law case, Davis v. Husain, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a judge may not engage in any communication with a member of the jury outside of the presence of the lawyers involved in the case (known as ex parte…
  • Feb 13

    Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment Reinforced by New Jersey Supreme Court

    Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment Reinforced by New Jersey Supreme Court
    New Defense to Sexual Harassment Claims Earlier this week, in Aguas v. State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court provided employers a new defense to sexual harassment claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination…
  • Feb 10

    New Jersey Prohibits Religious and Political Intimidation at Work

    New Jersey Prohibits Religious and Political Intimidation at Work
    New Jersey has many well-known laws that protect employees. Perhaps the two best know are the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), an anti-discrimination law, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act…
Rank this Week: 816

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 573

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Feb 20

    Preguntas financieras al aire ¡Con tu voz! Podcast #161

    Preguntas financieras al aire ¡Con tu voz! Podcast #161
    Ahora puedes hacer tus preguntas financieras y escuchar tu propia voz en el podcast. Lo más cercano a un programa de radio en vivo. Para hacer tu pregunta solo tienes que ir a mi página de speakpipe y picar “start…
  • Feb 19

    Como viajar sin gastar TANTO en semana santa

    Como viajar sin gastar TANTO en semana santa
    Una de las temporadas más caras para salir de viaje pues es de las pocas fechas (junto con navidad),  Semana Santa ya que son fechas en las que todos descansamos. Independientemente de tu religión. Pero eso no significa que…
  • Feb 18

    Cómo corté mi gasto de súper al 60%

    Cómo corté mi gasto de súper al 60%
    Esta es la sección de invitados. Todos los lectores de Blog&Lana están invitados a colaborar con un artículo (o dos o más) siempre y cuando, esté de alguna manera relacionado con el dinero, sea…
Rank this Week: 961

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Feb 19

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case
    H. Dickson Burton from TraskBritt in Salt Lake City gave a presentation explaining how to obtain a preliminary injunction in a patent case. Here is a summary of his presentation with links to some of the cases he mentioned.
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
Rank this Week: 429

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!
    The police may use evidence garnered from its investigation of a previous occupant to search a home even after a new occupant takes possession. In United States v. Burney, the police spent eight months uncovering substantial evidence that two…
  • Feb 18

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?
    The long, painful journey of United States v. Robinson achieved another milestone today, having traveled from district court to the Sixth Circuit to the Supreme Court to the district court and now back to the Sixth Circuit. (Phew.) The result…
  • Feb 9

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time
    One could be forgiven for missing the defense win in United States v. Richardson, buried as it is in the bottom of Friday's unpublished cases. But in it, Judge Clay wages his quiet campaign against the government's ever-expanding use of…
Rank this Week: 900

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 102

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Feb 19

    Maryland's Student Data Privacy Act of 2015

    Maryland's Student Data Privacy Act of 2015
    Last fall, California enacted what Education Week called a "landmark" student-data privacy law (SB 1177).  This was enacted because some educational technology companies were caught abusing their access to personal student data.  As…
  • Feb 16

    Law Enforcement Access To Data Stored Abroad Act Introduced

    Law Enforcement Access To Data Stored Abroad Act Introduced
    Late last week, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah introduced the Law Enforcement Access To Data Stored Abroad Act (LEADS) which would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant under the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) to obtain the…
  • Feb 10

    Student Forced To Change Schools Because His Social Media Activity Indicated His Sexual Orientation

    Student Forced To Change Schools Because His Social Media Activity Indicated His Sexual Orientation
    The Social Media Age has drastically changed how we interact with others and how we express ourselves.  For example, we may connect professionally on LinkedIn, like a product or service on Facebook, or we may film videos about our…
Rank this Week: 303

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    GAO Puts Cybersecurity and Privacy High Atop High Risk List

    GAO Puts Cybersecurity and Privacy High Atop High Risk List
    Agency Assessment Comes as President Signs Executive Order Increasing Cyber Sharing with the Private Sector Late last year, this post speculated whether 2015 would become “the Year of Cybersecurity.” Though 2015 is still young, it…
  • Feb 19

    Rewind and Replay: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of VPPA Suits against Viacom, Google and Dow Jone

    Rewind and Replay: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of VPPA Suits against Viacom, Google and Dow Jone
    Plaintiffs in two recently dismissed class actions alleging violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) filed notices of appeal this week, asking the Third and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals to hit the rewind…
  • Feb 12

    PCI Council: SSL Will No Longer Be Sufficient for E-Commerce

    PCI Council: SSL Will No Longer Be Sufficient for E-Commerce
    In the latest edition of the PCI Council’s Assessor Newsletter, the Council previewed a proposed change related to the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for encrypting communications between your website’s e-commerce…
Rank this Week: 884

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 339

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
  • Jan 13

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two
    The Adverse Effects of Laptops in the Socratic classroom I blogged quite some time ago about the adverse effects of student laptop use in the Socratic classroom. The issue arose again recently when a junior colleague became concerned about…
Rank this Week: 958

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Breastfeeding-Related Discrimination Should Be Protected By Law (Even if Men Can Lactate)

    Breastfeeding-Related Discrimination Should Be Protected By Law (Even if Men Can Lactate)
    Angela Ames resigned from her position at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company just three hours after she returned from maternity leave.  Upon her return, she sought access to the company’s lactation rooms and was informed that she…
  • Feb 12

    Amid Opposition, Massachusetts to Revise Rule for Criminal Plea

    Amid Opposition, Massachusetts to Revise Rule for Criminal Plea
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has issued extensive revisions to the rule governing criminal pleas, which will take effect on May 11, 2015.  As I explain below, while the changes address a narrow issue, they…
  • Jan 30

    “I Think What You Did Was Illegal”: Stops and Searches Based on Mistakes of Law

    “I Think What You Did Was Illegal”: Stops and Searches Based on Mistakes of Law
    The Fourth Amendment protects against “unreasonable” searches and seizures, but what the courts consider “unreasonable” has evolved and shifted over time. One overarching trend over the last few decades is that police…
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Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Feb 19

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination
    All states require children to be immunized or to be in the process of receiving immunizations against certain contagious diseases before a child care facility or a school may admit them. For each state, the immunization schedule may be found…
  • Jan 16

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015
    Alfred v. Walt Disney Co., Delaware Court of Chancery (1/14/15) Civil Procedure This complaint concerned the T-65 X-wing fighter plane, a fictional vehicle created in connection with the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Walt Disney…
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
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Çek Ma?durlar?

Çek Ma?durlar?

Turkish law blog.

http://www.cekmagdurlari.com/
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Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Career Talk for BCS Intern

    Career Talk for BCS Intern
    Lovis, BCS Compliance Coordinator, at left, meeting with BCS Interns and Judge Saunders‘Just ask questions. When you see someone in the courthouse and you want to know how they got there, don’t be afraid to just ask…
  • Feb 2

    A Prison Tranformed into a ReEntry Hub

    A Prison Tranformed into a ReEntry Hub
    The Fulton Correctional FacilityThe Bronx will soon be getting a dedicated reentry facility, fittingly housed on the site of a prison that was closed in 2011 after a marked decrease in New York's inmate population. The Osborne…
  • Jan 20

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS
     Bronx Community Solutions is creating a new social service group for adolescent clients who were disengaged or at risk of dropping out from school. The group is intended to help young people explore their educational goals, and to…
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Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    An account of the hearing in Teesta Setalvad case in the Supreme Court

    An account of the hearing in Teesta Setalvad case in the Supreme Court
    At the conclusion of  the last hearing on February 13, Justice Mukhopadhaya was heard saying 'We will provide justice to both, but relief to one'.  This would have made some wonder whether the denial of anticipatory bail to Teesta…
  • Feb 18

    Teesta Setalvad's appeal in Supreme Court

    Teesta Setalvad's appeal in Supreme Court
    Teesta Setalvad's appeal against the rejection of her application for anticipatory bail by the Gujarat High Court is coming up before a Bench of the Supreme Court, other than the one which heard the case on 13th.   On 13th, the Bench…
  • Feb 15

    Sonu Sardar v State of Chattisgarh

    Sonu Sardar v State of Chattisgarh
    The review petition filed by the death row convict, Sonu Sardar against his death sentence in the Supreme Court was dismissed on February 10 after a day-long hearing.  The brief order uploaded now at the Supreme Court's site (R.P.(Crl)…
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Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Feb 19

    UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed

    UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed
    A rare permanently installed art project by Michael Asher has been destroyed. San Diego 6 and Hyperallergic have more on this story. I’d like to add that although the obvious question here is whether this project gets restored and how,…
  • Feb 19

    Roberto Cavalli Still Fighting Trademark and Copyright Claim

    Roberto Cavalli Still Fighting Trademark and Copyright Claim
    Against three graffiti artists. This one’s a bit more interesting because now the artists are adding copyright’s brother, The Lanham Act, to the usual copyright claim. The California  judge presiding over this dispute has…
  • Feb 18

    Artist Files Suit Against Swiss Watchmaker

    Artist Files Suit Against Swiss Watchmaker
    Via Artinfo: Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has filed an infringement suit against the Swatch Group, parent company of Omega watches, over an advertisement that bears a similarity to his work[.]
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No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

Provides a defense attorney's perspective on New York's No-Fault law. By Jason Tenenbaum.

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Feb 19

    It came and I am surprised – but if everything is now done in New Jersey, what’s the long term impact?

    It came and I am surprised – but if everything is now done in New Jersey, what’s the long term impact?
    Government Empls. Ins. Co. v Avanguard Med. Group, PLLC, 2015 NY Slip Op 01413 (2d Dept. 2015) (1) “We hold that, absent express statutory or regulatory authorization, a no-fault insurer is not required to pay a facility fee for…
  • Feb 12

    Attorney fees for cases filed on or after February 4, 2015

    Attorney fees for cases filed on or after February 4, 2015
    11 NYCRR 65-4.6 The following limitations shall apply to the payment by insurers of applicants’ attorney’s fees for services necessarily performed in the resolution of no-fault disputes: (a) If an arbitration was initiated or a…
  • Feb 12

    The law on signature

    The law on signature
    People v. Haywood, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 00555 (2d Dept. 2015) “The trial court properly precluded the defendant from cross-examining one of the complaining witnesses regarding a notarized statement which she had denied signing, and for…
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Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
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New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Happy Hour & Networking Social

    Happy Hour & Networking Social
    [ March 13, 2015; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Attorneys & Legal Professionals Are Invited to a St. Patrick Happy Hour & Networking Social Friday, March 13, 2015  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Bar…
  • Feb 3

    AALL Scholarship

    AALL Scholarship
    Every year AALL awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to law school and library school students and AALL members.  The following scholarships are awarded annually: •Library School Scholarships (for those with and without…
  • Jan 26

    Call for Nomination

    Call for Nomination
    We Need You! The Nominating Committee of the New Jersy Law Librarians Assocation (NJLLA) is seeking nominees for the following Executive Board offices for the 2015-16 year: Vice President / President Elect Secretary Treasurer Member-at-Large…
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Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Feb 19

    Can A Child Custody Order Be Made Before a Child Is Born?

    Can A Child Custody Order Be Made Before a Child Is Born?
    A question that will likely arise more often now than in the past is this: Can a child custody Order be made before a child Is born? Or, stated another way: Can a pregnant woman kidnap a fetus?
  • Feb 13

    80-Year-Old, Appearing on Violation of PPO, Cracks Up the Judge

    80-Year-Old, Appearing on Violation of PPO, Cracks Up the Judge
    Disorder in the Court! In a South Florida court, an 80-year-old woman facing charges of resisting arrest and violating an personal protection order, called the judge "sweetheart" (three times, in fact) and asked if he would take her…
  • Feb 9

    Videotaping Child Sexual Abuse Investigation Interview

    Videotaping Child Sexual Abuse Investigation Interview
    From a family lawyer's point of view, the adherence to standards and protocol when a child is being interviewed during allegations of child sexual abuse can spell the difference between whether a conclusion drawn by the interviewer can be…
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Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Lex Machina Adds PTAB Data and New ACC Article Provides "in House" View of Lex Machina and Legal Analytic

    Lex Machina Adds PTAB Data and New ACC Article Provides "in House" View of Lex Machina and Legal Analytic
    In November  when I wrote Lex Machina Provides Bigger Data "Custom Insights Raises the Analytics Bar for IP Litigators it was clear that the product would continue to evolve. Last week Lex Machina added a new "high value" …
  • Feb 8

    A Walk Down the Codex "Innovators Aisle" at ALM Legal Tech

    A Walk Down the Codex "Innovators Aisle" at ALM Legal Tech
    I haven't been to Legal Tech in years. Over the years they seem to have evolved into a trade show which focused on the hot technology of the moment. In recent years eDiscovery was the dominant theme. But this year ALM entered a partnership…
  • Feb 1

    Smartphones as the New "Swiss Army Knife:" A Thousand Apps in Your Pocket

    Smartphones as the New "Swiss Army Knife:" A Thousand Apps in Your Pocket
    c.Thomson ReutersThe idea of the "Swiss Army Knife" has become a kind of shorthand for compact, handy, and versatile devices with functionality limited only by the imagination of the developers. According to Wikipedia, this ingenious…
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Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Feb 19

    Moses v. Drake - Pregnant Women Involved in Car Accidents Require Special Consideration

    Moses v. Drake - Pregnant Women Involved in Car Accidents Require Special Consideration
    In any car accident litigation, one of the primary issues is causation. That is, plaintiff has the burden of proving that injuries for which damages are sought were indeed caused by the crash. In some cases, this is relatively…
  • Feb 18

    Vargas v. FMI, Inc. - Truck Injury Liability per FMCSA

    Vargas v. FMI, Inc. - Truck Injury Liability per FMCSA
    A federal law called the "Graves Amendment" was passed several years ago at the behest of the rental car industry, seeking to eliminate liability for the wrongdoing of customers who rented their vehicles. Prior to that, virtually all owners…
  • Feb 17

    Fort Myers Bicycle Safety Fight Gets National Stage

    Fort Myers Bicycle Safety Fight Gets National Stage
    A Fort Myers bicyclist's successful challenge of a ticket for failing to adhere to the right side of the road went national, after a story in The News-Press was picked up by USA Today, likely in recognition of the fact that an increasing…
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Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    US Probing Whether Morgan Stanley Data Breach Was Linked to Fired Financial Adviser

    US Probing Whether Morgan Stanley Data Breach Was Linked to Fired Financial Adviser
    A U.S investigation into the way Morgan Stanley (MS) information became available for sale online is looking at whether hackers targeted financial adviser Galen Marsh after he took information from the bank. Marsh was fired for taking data on…
  • Feb 17

    EU Fines ICAP $17M for Helping Traders Manipulate Yen Libor

    EU Fines ICAP $17M for Helping Traders Manipulate Yen Libor
    The European Commission says that ICAP Plc has been ordered to pay a $17.2 million fine for helping traders manipulate benchmark interest rates linked to the Japanese yen. The word’s largest broker of transactions between banks is…
  • Feb 16

    New Details Accusing HSBC of Aiding Tax Evaders Emerge

    New Details Accusing HSBC of Aiding Tax Evaders Emerge
    New information regarding HSBC Holdings PLC’s (HSBC) history of aiding tax evaders has been released by ex-employee Hervé Falciani to a number of media outlet, as well as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.…
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Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    U.S. Bank National Association Must Pay $18M to Peregrine Customers, Says Court

    U.S. Bank National Association Must Pay $18M to Peregrine Customers, Says Court
    A district court issued a Consent Order placing a permanent injunction against the U.S. Bank National Association and mandating that the bank return $18 million to customers of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. customers. US Bank has offices…
  • Feb 17

    DOJ Investigating UBS Over Losses Related To Firm’s V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy

    DOJ Investigating UBS Over Losses Related To Firm’s V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy
    UBS Group AG (UBS) is under scrutiny over losses related to its V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy. The complex financial product was sold to fund managers, businesses, and individual investors and touted as a high-yielding foreign-exchange…
  • Feb 16

    Jury Says Ex-Envoy Involved in Stanford Ponzi Scam Must Pay $750K

    Jury Says Ex-Envoy Involved in Stanford Ponzi Scam Must Pay $750K
    A federal jury has decided that ex-U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Peter Romero would not be allowed to keep over $758K in expenses, fees, and interest he earned while lending his legal counsel and credibility to Allen Stanford. Instead, he will…
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Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Local Circuit Court Rule

    Local Circuit Court Rule
    Last November, the Illinois State Bar Association’s Task Force on Law School Curriculum held a public hearing in Rockford. Participants offered suggestions on how law schools could better prepare new lawyers. Comments were predictable…
  • Feb 10

    Governor Rauner Sued the Union

    Governor Rauner Sued the Union
    Governor Rauner came out swinging in a lawsuit against public sector labor unions that is expected to go all twelve rounds. At issue is the section of Illinois Public Labor Relations Act that allows covered employees to refrain from…
  • Jan 29

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
    I will be speaking at a Landlord-Tenant law seminar in Naperville, Illinois on February 19th. The title to the seminar is Landlord-Tenant Law, Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and Settlement. I will be speaking on Landlord-Tenant Bankruptcy…
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