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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/
  • Jul 11

    Seriously?

    Seriously?
    John Wright is a State Farm insurance agent in Joliet, Illinois. His neighbor, Rick Papp, is also a State Farm insurance agent in Joliet, Illinois. They are competitors. I don't know if you watch Modern Family, but if you do, just picture…
  • May 14

    Cook County Eviction

    Cook County Eviction
                     As a Landlord attorney, my job is to help my clients navigate the eviction process in a manner that minimizes stress and is also cost effective. In Cook County, this goal is almost…
  • May 12

    Can a bar refuse to serve a pregnant woman?

    Can a bar refuse to serve a pregnant woman?
    Let's assume that you are a bartender. A woman walks into the bar who is obviously pregnant and orders a double vodka on the rocks. Can you refuse to serve her in order to protect her unborn baby?If you were in New York City, you'd have to…
Rank this Week: 654

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 484

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    A Noteworthy Event – ACI’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

    A Noteworthy Event – ACI’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
    Between the recent SCOTUS decisions and the CFPB’s flurry of activity, including the proposed rule on arbitration, it is clear that the consumer finance landscape is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Join the nation’s leading…
  • Jun 20

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29
    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation July 28-29, 2016 The Omni Chicago Hotel Chicago, IL http://www.americanconference.com/2016/681/consumer-finance-class-actions–litigation Consumer…
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
Rank this Week: 81

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Jul 11

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t

    Comey’s Volley, Or The Indictment That Wasn’t
    One month before FBI Director James Comey announced his recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton based on her use of a private email server, I tried to assess the prospect of indictment based on analysis of the known facts and…
  • Jun 6

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi

    Why Hillary Clinton’s Emails Matter: A Legal Analysi
    A simple Google search turns up numerous articles on the pending FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server. Reflecting an election season marked by harsh and exaggerated rhetoric,…
  • Apr 14

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System

    JamPAC: A Hack For An Ailing Political System
    hack 2.  n.  An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. Definition of “hack,” Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. “Hacking might be characterized…
Rank this Week: 693

No Deportation

No Deportation

Covers immigration and deportation of non-citizens. By Stanley D. Radtke.

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

    Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate
    Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate Jeremiah 7:5-7(Jer. 7:5) "For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor,(Jer. 7-6) if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the…
  • Dec 24

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year
    The Washington Post reports that their sources tell them Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") is planning deportation raids beginning in the new year. ICE, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has begun preparing for a…
  • Dec 9

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued their memorandum on December 7, 2015, finding that the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals had erred in failing to grant Mr. Najarro-Portal deferral of removal under the Convention…
Rank this Week: 894

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 512

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 11

    Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.

    Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.
    The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project brought together a collective of academics and practitioners to write the “missing feminist judgments” in appellate cases which have shaped Irish and Northern Irish law. Beginning…
  • Jun 23

    The UN and the Eighth Amendment

    The UN and the Eighth Amendment
    This letter is cross-posted from today’s Irish Times. Sir, – The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Amanda Mellet’s right to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, her right to privacy, and her right to…
  • Jun 20

    Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability

    Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability
    On September 9th 2016, the Socio-Legal Research Centre, Dublin City University will host its biennial law and society conference. Following on from the success our inaugural conference on Judges, Law and the Irish Constitution in 2014, the…
Rank this Week: 113

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 10

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online
    The July issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. Sean Larkan leads off this issue with “Building Trust: The Inviolable…
  • Jun 29

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?

    Is the billable hour turning off talented young lawyers?
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail earlier this month, Allison Speigel, a commercial litigator with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, argues convincingly that the billable hour may be at the root of the disaffection of so many…
  • Jun 22

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm

    Alternative Legal Providers: A Warning to Law Firm
    Friedrich Blase, Global Director in Legal Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, is warning traditional law firms – especially the larger ones – of the potential threat to their existence of alternative…
Rank this Week: 713

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Jul 9

    Unpleasant truth

    Unpleasant truth
    Krishnamurthi said “it is better to say nothing, unless you’re quite sure that what you wish to say is true, kind and helpful.” But from whose perspective do we assess if the true thing is kind and helpful? We sometimes…
  • Jun 21

    The origins of psychological mass manipulation

    The origins of psychological mass manipulation
    We all know about Sigmund Freud’s influence. We know that he was a pioneer in helping us understand the role of the unconscious in everyday decision-making. But did you know about his nephew Edward Bernays? Watch the first 10 minutes of…
  • Jun 7

    Fame is probably not good for your health

    Fame is probably not good for your health
    Mainstream media doesn’t help us understand what it’s like to be famous. Some famous people are thoughtful, but which ones? It’s hard to figure out just by watching TV. But podcast interviews like the one Tim Ferriss…
Rank this Week: 166

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up

    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up
    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up Chad Steur Law, LLC, a debt collector, owes my client, Helen, $2280.58. So far, Steur refuses to pay up.  Before she came to see me, Helen was being harassed by a debt collector, calling…
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
Rank this Week: 782

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    What You Need to Know About the Basics of the Estate Planning Proce

    What You Need to Know About the Basics of the Estate Planning Proce
    If you assume that you don’t have any assets, you could be making the mistake of skipping out on an estate plan entirely. An estate plan is one of the most important collections of documents that you will have and there are many reasons…
  • Jun 29

    Key Steps for Preventing Elder Abuse

    Key Steps for Preventing Elder Abuse
    Unfortunately, elder abuse is a pervasive problem not just in Massachusetts but all over the country. Often the elderly, and especially those who are afflicted with severe conditions are unable to protect themselves or even speak up for…
  • Jun 22

    Reasons to Revoke a Will

    Reasons to Revoke a Will
    As you likely know, it’s important to have a valid will in the event that something happens to you. This allows your loved ones to receive assets that you choose when you pass away, and in conjunction with other estate planning…
Rank this Week: 687

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 128

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Man Arrested For DUI In Burger King Drive-Thru

    Man Arrested For DUI In Burger King Drive-Thru
    A man reportedly threw up at a fast food restaurant late Wednesday night, but it was not because of the food. The 32-year-old Clermont man was charged with DUI and resisting arrest after an employee at a Burger King in Clermont called police…
  • Jul 4

    DUIs And The Fourth Of July Don’t Mix

    DUIs And The Fourth Of July Don’t Mix
    A DUI is probably the worst way to celebrate the Fourth of July. The sad truth is that many people will make bad drinking and driving choices over America’s birthday weekend. Our Tampa DUI Defense Lawyers want to remind drivers of the…
  • Jun 29

    Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Pleads Not Guilty To Second DUI

    Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Pleads Not Guilty To Second DUI
    Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell pleaded not guilty today to his second DUI charge. Bell was arrested in Glendale on Dec. 21, 2015, according to reports from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege that…
Rank this Week: 504

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

By Matthew Sarelson & John Leighton.

http://www.resortinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Disney really blew it. Now Melissa and Matt Graves Pay The Price.

    Disney really blew it. Now Melissa and Matt Graves Pay The Price.
    Because of Disney's corporate thinking, Matt and Melissa Graves lost their son Lane. On June 14, 2016 Lane Graves was killed by an alligator, who snatched him from the shore of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando. Probably mistaking…
  • May 24

    Zip Lines Are Often a Fast Track to Injury and Death

    Zip Lines Are Often a Fast Track to Injury and Death
    A recent spate of zip line deaths has renewed calls for a review of safety procedures and operational issues related to zip line recreation. Yesterday a 55 year-old woman was killed from blunt force injuries sustained while zip lining in…
  • Feb 4

    Ten Tips to Avoid a Deadly Vacation: Surviving Resorts, Cruise Ships and Hotels is No Accident

    Ten Tips to Avoid a Deadly Vacation: Surviving Resorts, Cruise Ships and Hotels is No Accident
    Vacations can be the greatest of times...or can leave tourists injured or killed. Resorts, cruise ships and hotels present a range of hazards to even the most seasoned travelers. As an experienced resort and vacation injury lawyer, John…
Rank this Week: 865

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 572

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 77

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 832

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
  • Jul 6

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel. A Miami judge recently denied relief to Lolita, the sole orca at the Seaquarium, by creating out of…
  • Jun 20

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently levied the largest fine in the history of the…
Rank this Week: 910

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 59

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 6

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?
    Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for section 1983 plaintiffs in cases in…
  • Jun 7

    Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out

    Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out
    Background Many of us know that the Supreme Court’s decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 566 U.S.  662 (2009), was a game-changer in announcing a heightened pleading requirement of “plausibility” in federal courts. [It was…
  • May 2

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (VII): Recent Decisions from the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (VII): Recent Decisions from the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit
    Background I blogged on March 24, 2016, about the Supreme Court’s recent grant of certiorari in Manuel v. City of Joliet, 136 S. Ct. 890 (2016), arising in the Seventh Circuit, to address whether and when the Fourth Amendment can serve…
Rank this Week: 731

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 387

Tennessee Injury Attorney Blog

Tennessee Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, bus accidents and drunk driving accidents. By Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.knoxvilleinjury.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 882

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Nevada Gaming Regulators Begin Overseeing Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclub

    Nevada Gaming Regulators Begin Overseeing Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclub
    The nightclub and dayclub industry has become big business for casinos along the Las Vegas Strip. State gaming regulators are now requiring resort operators to take a more stringent approach in monitoring activity inside club venues. These…
  • Jun 20

    D.C. Lawmakers Join California and New York Raising the Minimum Wage to $15

    D.C. Lawmakers Join California and New York Raising the Minimum Wage to $15
    The District of Columbia Council recently passed a law to increase the minimum wage for employees to $15 by 2022. The District of Columbia joins other states in raising its minimum wage to rates higher than the current federal minimum wage of…
  • Jun 17

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractor

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractor
    On June 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program’s regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. The updated regulations prohibit federal…
Rank this Week: 492

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Jul 6

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court
    In a recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the court denied Grand Trunk Railroad’s Motion to Dismiss, holding that a plaintiff may pursue a Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) whistleblower…
  • Jul 6

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX
    The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) decision that found the following: Timothy Dietz reported violations of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes to his former…
  • Jul 1

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America
    In April 2016, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) settled a twenty-year dispute in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, United States Department of Labor v. Bank of America.  Judge Luis A.…
Rank this Week: 216

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
  • Jul 5

    Turley Hansen 9/11 Attorney Interviewed by WorkCompCentral for Zadroga Act Cancer Article

    Turley Hansen 9/11 Attorney Interviewed by WorkCompCentral for Zadroga Act Cancer Article
    Turley Hansen & Partners has represented more than 1000 first responders, volunteers or residents of lower Manhattan before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. To date, they have collected over $60 million in cash awards for their clients.…
  • Jun 10

    9/11 WTC Compensation Fund to Issue New Zadroga Act Regulations Next Week

    9/11 WTC Compensation Fund to Issue New Zadroga Act Regulations Next Week
    Important: Remember that you must "Register" with the Victim Compensation Fund within certain deadlines depending on your 9/11 related diagnosis. Unfortunately, every day we are hearing from more 9/11 responders and downtown Manhattan…
  • May 27

    Important New WTC Status Report from 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    Important New WTC Status Report from 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum issued an important new report this week on the status of claims processing for first responders and other victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. See the key…
Rank this Week: 656

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016
    Just a short update to highlight the legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in June:Health Professions Act -- OnPoint Legal Research Corporation Community Charter  -- Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold…
  • Jun 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016
    Five local legal annotators contributed to Quickscribe 2.0 in May: OnPoint Legal Research Corporation -- Health Professions Act, Human Rights Code Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers -- Foreign Money Claims Act, Legal Services Society…
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
Rank this Week: 827

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 131

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 700

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Listeria Recall: Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée

    Listeria Recall: Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée
    Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., a New Oxford, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrées that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department... Continue Reading
  • May 3

    Listeria Outbreak tied to Frozen Vegetable

    Listeria Outbreak tied to Frozen Vegetable
    Since March 2016, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes... Continue Reading
  • Apr 1

    Listeria on Broccoli?

    Listeria on Broccoli?
    Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 383

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 1

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict
    Yesterday the Second Circuit reversed the approval of what was reportedly the largest antitrust class action settlement in history, valued at $7.25 billion. In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, 2016…
  • Jun 1

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) will be hosting its annual class action seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016. If you haven’t been, this is the year to go. If you’ve been before, you won’t want to miss this…
  • May 16

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?
    Today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, addressing whether the plaintiff had standing to sue in a putative class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Like some…
Rank this Week: 542

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
  • Feb 10

    More Mimesis Post

    More Mimesis Post
    I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for…
Rank this Week: 337

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jun 29

    Paid Sick Leave is Coming to Chicago

    Paid Sick Leave is Coming to Chicago
    E. Jason Tremblay On June 22, 2016, the Chicago City Council passed the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the Ordinance). Provided the Ordinance is signed into law by Mayor Rahm Emanuel (which is expected), the Ordinance…
  • Jun 3

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law
    Joseph Kuo On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 was signed into law. The DTSA was unanimously passed in the Senate and ratified in the House by a vote of 410-2. The DTSA became immediately effective for all trade…
  • Jun 3

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law
    Joseph Kuo On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 was signed into law. The DTSA was unanimously passed in the Senate and ratified in the House by a vote of 410-2. The DTSA became immediately effective for all trade…
Rank this Week: 139

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Jun 29

    U.S. Department of Labor – New Overtime Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor – New Overtime Rule
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the new federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  As a result of the new rule, over 4,000,000 workers will become entitled…
  • Jun 23

    EEOC Implements New Procedures for Discrimination Charge

    EEOC Implements New Procedures for Discrimination Charge
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person’s race, color, religion,…
  • Jun 6

    James R. Lynch Appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee

    James R. Lynch Appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee
    James R. Lynch, one of the attorneys of the law firm of Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, has been appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee (PRC).  Created by the legislature in 2007, the PRC is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 902

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of family law in Georgia. By Lunn Law LLC.

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
Rank this Week: 505

New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

Covers significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York's Appellate Courts, cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts. By Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP.

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 681

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 510

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death

    Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death
    A notice is seen on a lectern, which faces the bench and where lawyers stand to argue, in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden…
  • Jun 27

    Abortion rights activists hail Supreme Court ruling against doctor restriction

    Abortion rights activists hail Supreme Court ruling against doctor restriction
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: We return to the historic day at the Supreme Court. Abortion rights advocates claimed a huge victory as the eight-member court came down 5-3 against a restrictive Texas anti-abortion law. For more…
  • Jun 27

    The impact of the Supreme Court’s Texas abortion clinic ruling

    The impact of the Supreme Court’s Texas abortion clinic ruling
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: We are now joined by advocates on both sides of the court’s abortion decision. Nancy Northup is president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which helped bring the challenge against the…
Rank this Week: 440

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Grants Review in Fry v. Napoleon

    Supreme Court Grants Review in Fry v. Napoleon
    In what could be a very significant break though in the law, the Supreme Court agreed to review the 6th Circuit decision in Fry v. Napoleon. Fry was a case involving allowing a service dog in school and whether parents...
  • Jun 9

    School Choice Not Protective of Students with Special Need

    School Choice Not Protective of Students with Special Need
    The following is a press release from COPAA regarding a recent study of school choice regarding students with special needs. It confirms what I have suspected for some time that school choice is largely ineffective for students with special…
  • Apr 22

    COPAA Applauds FDA Ban On Use of Electrical Stimulation

    COPAA Applauds FDA Ban On Use of Electrical Stimulation
    I am reproducing this press release from COPAA. It is always great to have a reason to celebrate progress even if long overdue. Ban specifically prohibits use due to significant psychological and physical risks. There is much more work…
Rank this Week: 470

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law in Kentucky. By Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC.

http://www.kentuckyinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Glasgow, Kentucky Wreck Injures Two

    Glasgow, Kentucky Wreck Injures Two
    Gilbert Pysher and his passenger, Kenneth Pysher, both suffered from serious injuries, resulting in transportation by ambulance to T.J. Samson Community Hospital, where reports indicate they are in stable condition. The crash happened at the…
  • May 25

    McCracken County, Kentucky Wreck Results in Serious Injurie

    McCracken County, Kentucky Wreck Results in Serious Injurie
    Mary Hendrix and Nesta Turner suffered severe enough injuries to require emergency medical treatment at a local hospital after a crash on John Puryear Drive near Paducah. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating and…
  • Apr 22

    Grant County, Kentucky Driver Flown To Hospital After Collision With School Bu

    Grant County, Kentucky Driver Flown To Hospital After Collision With School Bu
    Kentucky State Police are investigating a collision at the intersection of Broadway Street and Dry Ridge Bypass involving a vehicle and a Grant County school bus. Police said the driver of the vehicle hit the side of the bus after running a…
Rank this Week: 121

PT-LawMom

PT-LawMom

By a full-time legal secretary attending law school part-time at night.

http://ptlawmom.com
  • Jun 27

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California
    It is already hard enough to be a lawyer but being a mom makes it even harder. We often get asked a lot of questions about where is the safest place to practice law. People obviously want to be able…
  • Jun 11

    Time Management

    Time Management
    In todays world the most important thing that we never have enough of is time. When you are prepping for the Bar Test and taking care of your family the days seem to fly by and you never can fit…
  • Jun 11

    The Not So Fun Bar Test

    The Not So Fun Bar Test
    So normally most people think Bar and associate that word with good times but for a select few it has a completely different meaning. In 2015 we have hit an all time low for passing this incredibly challenging law test.…
Rank this Week: 223

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
Rank this Week: 277

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 321

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    NY Department of Labor still undecided on providing unemployment benefits to ex-Uber driver

    NY Department of Labor still undecided on providing unemployment benefits to ex-Uber driver
    The New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) is reportedly taking an unusually long amount of time to determine whether Uber drivers who lose their ability to drive for Uber may collect unemployment insurance benefits.  This issue relates to…
  • Jun 24

    NJ Supreme Court nixes employer’s attempt to shorten statute of limitation

    NJ Supreme Court nixes employer’s attempt to shorten statute of limitation
    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that an employer may not require an employee to agree to shorten the amount of time he has to bring a claim against the employer for violations of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination…
  • Jun 17

    Study: Ban-the-Box laws may actually hurt black worker

    Study: Ban-the-Box laws may actually hurt black worker
    In recent years, lawmakers have debated whether to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on job applications.  Those who want to prohibit questions about criminal history in job applications have used the slogan…
Rank this Week: 781

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.
    When you encounter a non-citizen of the United States on an American street, the usual understanding is that he could be one of six things: 1. A person who was admitted to the United States after inspection at a port of entry (border or air…
  • Jun 5

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse
    In Band of Brothers, there is a story line where Captain Winters is ordered to send some of his troops across enemy lines to capture a German soldier to gather intel. Winters begrudgingly comes up with a plan and sends some soldiers and they…
  • May 22

    Mandatory detention of asylees is back, though no one will say it out loud.

    Mandatory detention of asylees is back, though no one will say it out loud.
    I recently read a New Yorker article  by Adam Gopnik where he started the article and ended the article quoting Alexander Pope. Good article, but why quote a guy I did not even know was Pope? My article will quote someone a little more…
Rank this Week: 809

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Learning about the Stored Communications Act

    Learning about the Stored Communications Act
    Recently, I was studying on search warrants under the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. It is an interesting area of the law for many reasons.The Act, adopted in 1986,  includes some ideas that seem pretty strange now.In…
  • Jun 2

    Another judicial conference

    Another judicial conference
    We went to the Judicial Conference. It was great fun in a fabulous setting. We enjoyed the company of many people that I've known for years, and met some people I should have known before now, and heard the Chief Justice, and watched some…
  • Feb 1

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"
    In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article about a sexual…
Rank this Week: 448