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Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 13

    Is it Slander to Call Someone a Liar?

    Is it Slander to Call Someone a Liar?
    California lawyer Tamara Green has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Bill Cosby, speaking through his publicist, characterized the accusation as "discredited" and as amounting to "nothing." First question: is Cosby calling Green a liar?…
  • Nov 24

    Paul Brodeur's Lawsuit Against Columbia Picture

    Paul Brodeur's Lawsuit Against Columbia Picture
    So you may have heard that environmental scientist Paul Brodeur is seeking $1 million in damages for libel, defamation, slander and false light against the movie studios behind 2013's highly acclaimed film American Hustle. Why? Because…
  • Nov 7

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim
    Workplace defamation actions face a number of obstacles. The one that probably comes up the most is the issue of qualified privilege. Employees often claim that a manager or supervisor defamed them in the course of a termination or negative…
Rank this Week: 939

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

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

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 884

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Dec 12

    Ice breaking in Paradise - USCGC Polar star

    Ice breaking in Paradise - USCGC Polar star
  • Nov 21

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014
    So, just in case you were wondering what new and important cases were issued by the Hawaii courts this year, you are in luck if you are a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services...
  • Oct 2

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?
    Ebola Victim in Hawaii? Thankfully, it appears not, but the potential for an infectious or viral outbreak prompted this disaster-law wonk to crack open my copy of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and see what the government can actually do in...
Rank this Week: 409

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Twitter Feeds About Criminal Justice, Race, and Policy

    Twitter Feeds About Criminal Justice, Race, and Policy
    To help you follow issues of race and criminal justice, here is a selective list of relevant Twitter feeds. The list focuses on organizations rather than individuals, although there are plenty of smart thoughtful individuals tweeting, too.The…
  • Dec 12

    "Lex FIFA"--Swiss Money-Laundering Laws Changed to Include Sports Association

    "Lex FIFA"--Swiss Money-Laundering Laws Changed to Include Sports Association
    The Swiss legislature today voted to change its money laundering laws so that officials of sports organizations like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA will be accountable as "politically exposed persons." Some news coverage:FIFA,…
  • Dec 10

    End-of-Quarter and Holiday Changes to the Law Library's Hour

    End-of-Quarter and Holiday Changes to the Law Library's Hour
    With the end of finals approaching this Friday, it is time to announce the Law Library's interim and holiday hours.Dec. 13 - 16, Saturday - Tuesday: ClosedDec. 17 - 19, Wednesday - Friday: 8am - 5pmDec. 20 - 21, Saturday - Sunday: ClosedDec.…
Rank this Week: 920

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 616

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS
    A recently released $40 million dollar Senate Intelligence report revealed that in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency tortured terror suspects […]
  • Dec 11

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent
    Entrapment and the widespread use of unreliable snitches are realities that every zealous criminal defense attorney must be on the lookout, lest corrupted, or even worse, […]
  • Dec 9

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION
    In a 1966 decision, Schmerber v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision extending a limited exception to the Fourth Amendment “warrant requirement” to […]
Rank this Week: 587

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

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

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?
    When a medical equipment delivery driver who had quit his job - but was injured while retrieving his tools and preparing to leave the premises - filed a lawsuit, how did his employer defend against the claim? By asserting that...
  • Dec 5

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Pennsylvania company for failing to provide its workers with proper fall protection. Bricklayers were tasked with conducting their work on scaffolding as high as 30…
  • Dec 2

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet
    There are hundreds of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They experience flashbacks, depression, insomnia and serious anxiety as they also deal with the inevitable problems…
Rank this Week: 741

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575
    Please see the Chamber's post on the increase to the standard mileage rate. (Here).  Most employers are concerned with the business reimbursement rate, which goes up to $0.575 per mile effective January 1, 2015. Here's a quick spiel on…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication
    In 2007 the National Labor Relations Board held, in The Guard Publishing Company, dba Register Guard, 351 NLRB 1110 (2007), that employers do not have to permit union organizing activity over their own email system.  Here's the…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA
    The Supreme Court further explained how to determine whether time spent at work is "preliminary" or "postliminary" and therefore not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Per the Court:The employer in this case…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Dec 12

    Take Steps To Prevent Food Poisoning At Your Holiday Office Party

    Take Steps To Prevent Food Poisoning At Your Holiday Office Party
    In this “most wonderful time of the year,” our lives are filled with celebration and frequent parties with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. It’s also extremely popular to celebrate the end of a successful year with your…
  • Dec 11

    Northwestern Hospital Sued for Injuries in a Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Northwestern Hospital Sued for Injuries in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
    When we visit a a restaurant, retail store, supermarket, drugstore, etc., we have a special legal status under tort law known as an “invitee.” Under this status, owners and operators of premises owe us a duty of care to prevent…
  • Dec 8

    Daikin Air Purifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard

    Daikin Air Purifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard
    The winter months have those of us in the Midwest with our homes shut up and sealed off from the cold. During this time of year, gone are the days of the cool fall where we could leave our windows open and enjoy the breeze. Instead, now that…
Rank this Week: 958

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/
  • Dec 12

    Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama's Executive Order

    Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama's Executive Order
    On November 20, President Obama announced his intention to execute an Executive Order potentially offering deferred deportation for nearly five million illegal immigrants. Since that time, opposing forces have challenged the constitutionality…
  • Nov 28

    Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality
    On the coattails of presidential support and possible regulations from the Federal Communications Commission, Net Neutrality makes its way back into public debate. Proponents claim it will keep the internet a level playing field while…
  • Nov 14

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola
    Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against…
Rank this Week: 252

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Dec 12

    Interpreting Halliburton

    Interpreting Halliburton
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Nov 24

    One Percent Responsible

    One Percent Responsible
    Longtop Financial Technologies, a Chinese financial software company, was a notorious financial fraud (see here for a NYT column on the discovery of the fraud).  Both its outside auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and its…
  • Nov 5

    Omnicare Argued

    Omnicare Argued
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund case, which addresses the pleading standard for a claim under Section 11 of the…
Rank this Week: 721

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 603

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 527

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 205

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Dec 12

    Congratulations Wayne Renke

    Congratulations Wayne Renke
    on being appointed to the bench. More to come soon.
  • Dec 5

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse
    This post is a slightly expanded version of an editorial that appeared in the Globe and Mail online addition, 5 December 2014. A remarkable moment in popular constitutionalism took place in Alberta this week. A private member’s bill which,…
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
Rank this Week: 886

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Dec 12

    “Act As If”

    “Act As If”
    “Be Honest About Who You Are Flaws And All. You never know who you Will Inspire Simply By Being You”
  • Nov 17

    Remembering Frank

    Remembering Frank
    Frank Passed away from colon cancer on June 5, 2005. He was 46 years year old. In his life, he was a father. A husband. A provider. A friend. An addict. I miss him.
  • Nov 11

    Return To Happy Valley

    Return To Happy Valley
    I spoke to students about that journey. About my recovery. I spoke to myself. I spoke to that nineteen-year-old student. I had come full circle. It finally, was truly, Happy Valley.
Rank this Week: 986

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Dec 12

    No More U-Visas for the 2015 Fiscal Year!

    No More U-Visas for the 2015 Fiscal Year!
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has already approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 Nonimmigrant Status (U-Visas) for the 2015 fiscal year that began on October 1, 2014.  The cap was reached…
  • Dec 3

    Reciente Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama!

    Reciente Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama!
    La orden ejecutiva del presidente Obama anunció el 20 de noviembre 2014 tiene como objetivo hacer una serie de cambios en el sistema de inmigración actual. La Orden Ejecutiva ayudará a asegurar la frontera y combatir la…
  • Dec 3

    National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Document
    On November 12, 2014, the National Visa Center, a U.S. Department of State agency,  stopped collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa applications.  Applicants will now be required to submit photocopies of…
Rank this Week: 979

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Dec 12

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer…

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer station because a community does not like the use does not suffice to say that just compensation must be paid. That transfer station is a very special use and may end up being a very expensive purchase…
  • Dec 12

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a…

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a number of Burns Town members were elected, in part at least, on a slate that they would reverse the fracking moratorium. Landowners have the opportunity to receive substantial payments when fracking is…
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
Rank this Week: 465

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Young Males in Large, New Vehicles More Likely to Survive Accident

    Young Males in Large, New Vehicles More Likely to Survive Accident
    Being male, driving a large vehicle, or driving a new vehicle –these were some of the factors that are common to people who survive serious accidents. That data comes from a study that was conducted at the Indiana University School of…
  • Dec 8

    White House Names December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

    White House Names December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
     When most people think of the holiday season, they imagine cookies, presents, and parties. It is a time to spend with family and friends, celebrating love and togetherness. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also a time of increased…
  • Nov 17

    Air Bag Recalls Continue to Expand

    Air Bag Recalls Continue to Expand
    As we mentioned in a post back in September, 2014 has been a record year for auto recalls. And the year isn’t over yet. Approximately 14.3 million automobiles from ten different manufacturers have now been recalled for faulty air bags…
Rank this Week: 494

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers auto accidents and consumer product recalls. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Injured Airbnb Guests May Seek Damages, But Coverage Complex

    Injured Airbnb Guests May Seek Damages, But Coverage Complex
    Florida is one of the top destinations sought by customers of Airbnb, VRBO and other home-sharing, short-term rental hubs – especially around the holidays, where people are seeking a warm respite from the northern cold. But when…
  • Dec 4

    DeCormier v. Harley-Davidson – Liability Waiver Enforceability Challenged

    DeCormier v. Harley-Davidson – Liability Waiver Enforceability Challenged
    Increasingly, companies and service providers require consumers to sign liability waivers, effectively agreeing to sign away their right to seek recompense should injury result from the activity or service. In large part, courts have upheld…
  • Dec 3

    Bilesky v. Shopko – Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence

    Bilesky v. Shopko – Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence
    In some personal injury actions, parties involved may come to find certain pieces of key evidence were destroyed, altered or simply lost. This is referred to as “spoliation of evidence,” and because it can have such a profound…
Rank this Week: 832

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

    eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent
    By Rob RobinsonIn an effort to help eDiscovery decision makers evaluate and compare both the immediate and long term success potential of electronic discovery vendors, the following considerations, shared in a formulaic manner to allow…
  • Dec 11

    The Impact Of Privacy Liability (Cartoon and Clip)

    The Impact Of Privacy Liability (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for December 10, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the challenges associated with privacy regulation and liability. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights one public example of holiday…
  • Dec 10

    Got the ECM “Bends”? Head About to Explode?

    Got the ECM “Bends”? Head About to Explode?
    By John MartinECM users sometimes have the Info Gov equivalent of the deep sea diving “bends” that occur when divers ascend too quickly after deep dives and the gas that had been compressed in their bodies decompresses causing…
Rank this Week: 30

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    NLRB and the “Purple” Crayon: NLRB Rewrites Its Decision on Employer E-mail

    NLRB and the “Purple” Crayon: NLRB Rewrites Its Decision on Employer E-mail
    The NLRB, right now, is union-friendly. We know it. Employers know it. Politicians know it. The unions know it. It’s stacked 3-2 with Democrat appointees so the NLRB taking its training wheels off and is doing what it has always done.…
  • Dec 11

    The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA

    The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA
    Last week, we talked about an employer’s obligations when it comes to an employee who has cancer. But what about an employee’s spouse? Does the employer have any legal obligations there? Let’s start first with a story:…
  • Dec 10

    Who Needs Santa? All I Want for Christmas is a Visit From OSHA

    Who Needs Santa? All I Want for Christmas is a Visit From OSHA
    My colleague, Marc Herman, returns today with a holiday-themed post filled with — workplace safety issues? Read on. Holiday season shopping . . . the home to nostalgic tunes, perpetual lines, frenzied bargain hunters, overflowing…
Rank this Week: 163

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Dec 12

    Alumni Service

    Alumni Service
    Congratulations to our December graduates! We encourage you to continue using the law library for your information needs and research interests. Alumni services include: • In-house use of law library materials • Reference services…
  • Dec 8

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection
    Located at the 2nd floor of library at the base of the stairs. Jacob Bacharach, The Bend of the World (Liveright Publishing 2014) available at: LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor) PS3602 .A335 2014 Peter Morrison, the narrator of…
  • Dec 5

    Big Changes to the Library Catalog – Primo is Coming!

    Big Changes to the Library Catalog – Primo is Coming!
    What is Primo? Primo is the new library search tool that will replace our current catalog. With one search you will be able to find items (including articles and other electronic resources) available from the Law and Lemieux libraries and our…
Rank this Week: 453

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Dec 11

    Financial Aid Fraud Warning!!!!!!!

    Financial Aid Fraud Warning!!!!!!!
    ICC’s Financial Aid Office received notice from a student that an individual posing as a representative of "USS Financial" called them asking for credit card or banking information in order to process Pell Grants faster. PLEASE NOTE:…
  • Dec 5

    Paralegal opening

    Paralegal opening
    Peoria Corporation seeking paralegal to join legal department.  Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities·         Provide advanced support by handling a wide variety of functions supporting two…
  • Dec 4

    Peoria County Seeking Auxiliary Deputie

    Peoria County Seeking Auxiliary Deputie
    The PCSO is currently seeking volunteers to serve as auxiliary deputies. For more information, go to:http://www.peoriacounty.org/files/5914/1762/3548/PCSO_Auxiliary_Deputy_recruitment.pdf.
Rank this Week: 126

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 955

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 345

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 11

    IALI Symposium on 70th Anniversary of Chicago Convention

    IALI Symposium on 70th Anniversary of Chicago Convention
    This past Monday, the International Aviation Law Institute conducted a Symposium in conjunction with the special ceremonies held by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Convention on…
  • Oct 31

    IALP Volume 14 Issue 1 Available for Order

    IALP Volume 14 Issue 1 Available for Order
    The Volume 14, Autumn 2014 issue of the International Aviation Law Institutes's journal, Issues in Aviation Law and Policy (IALP), will be arrive in November. The issue will feature a commentary by Enyinnaya Uchenna-Emezue, Addressing the…
  • Oct 24

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event
    Earlier this week, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke at DePaul's College of Law in an event jointly sponsored by the International Aviation Law Institute and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. This was the…
Rank this Week: 718

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Dec 11

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Felony DUI Based on Judge’s Improper Response to Deliberating Juror

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Felony DUI Based on Judge’s Improper Response to Deliberating Juror
    A Champaign County trial judge’s improper response to deliberating jurors prompted an Illinois appellate court to reverse one defendant’s aggravated DUI conviction recently. Mr. Hasselbring, 31, was charged…
  • Dec 2

    Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Sentenced to Prison for DUI

    Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Sentenced to Prison for DUI
    Bob Avellini, Chicago Bears quarterback from 1975 to 1984, was sentenced last month to 18 months in prison for an aggravated DUI. Avellini agreed to plead guilty in exchange for the sentence. Had he not taken the plea, Avellini…
  • Nov 13

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely
    The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Searches and seizures executed without a warrant are presumed unreasonable unless there is an established exception. The Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 644

The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Dec 11

    Moving on Up to Midtown

    Moving on Up to Midtown
    Next week, the Oklahoma City University School of Law will move into its new Midtown building at 800 N. Harvey. The Harvey building was originally Oklahoma High School, the first high school in the territory of Oklahoma, built in 1910.…
  • Dec 2

    Adventures of a Traveling Law Librarian: Chicago!

    Adventures of a Traveling Law Librarian: Chicago!
    I recently had the pleasure of spending part of the Thanksgiving break in the Windy City.  Denielle Chaney, Oklahoma City University School of Law Class of 2010, was there with her husband to celebrate their anniversary.  We got…
  • Nov 11

    A Brief History of Veterans Day

    A Brief History of Veterans Day
    Source: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.aspWorld War I (WWI) one officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. However, fighting had actually ceased seven months prior when an armistice between…
Rank this Week: 549

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 949

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Dec 11

    The Vietnam Peace Talks and the Idiocy of Lawyer

    The Vietnam Peace Talks and the Idiocy of Lawyer
    The talks to settle the war in Vietnam were stalled for five months while the participants negotiated the shape of the table at which talks would occur.  Five months!! I wonder how many mothers lost their sons during that five month…
  • Dec 11

    For Law Departments’ consideration: Self Help is an investment in a solution

    For Law Departments’ consideration: Self Help is an investment in a solution
    Ronald Reagan once famously said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  His quote tapped into our natural fear of both the government and…
  • Dec 10

    How not to ask about your client service

    How not to ask about your client service
    Valorem’s Director of Operations just received a letter from a firm vendor that very carefully explained Net Promoter Scores and the importance of the company of receiving a 9 or 10 (on a 10 pt scale).  The letter went to explain…
Rank this Week: 90

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Claim Rejected Following Low Velocity Collision

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Claim Rejected Following Low Velocity Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting the allegation that a collision caused a Plaintiff to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. In today’s case (Kabani v. Lee)  the…
  • Dec 10

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages For Chronic Pain Following Three Collision

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages For Chronic Pain Following Three Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing fault and damages following a series of collisions. In today’s case (Shinzay v. McKee) the Plaintiff was involved in three collisions.…
  • Dec 4

    Brain Injury Claim Dismissal Upheld Following Credibility Concern

    Brain Injury Claim Dismissal Upheld Following Credibility Concern
    Reasons for judgement were released today (Minhas v. Sartor) by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial judgement which rejected a claim for an alleged “severe and permanent brain injury” following concerns about the…
Rank this Week: 212

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Dec 11

    Study documents gender bias in student evaluation

    Study documents gender bias in student evaluation
    A recent study reinforced previous conclusions that student evaluations are biased in favor of male instructors. Among its findings, it documented an interesting result on an item that could be objectively verified. Two professors gave…
  • Dec 11

    Proposals for the 2015 Storytelling Conference in Seattle

    Proposals for the 2015 Storytelling Conference in Seattle
    Here's one last reminder: The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference is on Monday, December 15, 2014. The call for proposals is on the Legal Writing Institute web site, under “Related…
  • Dec 9

    Surprise! The United States Code Has a New Title!

    Surprise! The United States Code Has a New Title!
    Back in September when nobody was looking, a new title (Title 52) became effective for the United States Code. The new Title collects sections on voting and elections that previously appeared in Titles 2 and 42. There is no change...
Rank this Week: 678

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/
  • Dec 11

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability
    In United States v. Newman, No. 13-1837 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the 2013 convictions of Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman on charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading…
  • Dec 5

    Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Highlight Importance of Robust Insider Trading Compliance Policie

    Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Highlight Importance of Robust Insider Trading Compliance Policie
    Recently the SEC announced enforcement actions which highlight the importance of complying with the beneficial ownership reporting requirements under Sections 13(d), 13(g) and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act.…
  • Nov 24

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?
    Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
Rank this Week: 675

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Scientific Evidence and Medical Malpractice Cases In the Nineteenth Century

    Scientific Evidence and Medical Malpractice Cases In the Nineteenth Century
    Michael Ashley Stein, William & Mary Law School; Harvard Law School, Christopher P. Guzelian, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Kristina M. Guzelian, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, have published Expert Testimony in Nineteenth Century…
  • Dec 10

    Fifth International Conference On Law, Language, and Discourse, September 2015

    Fifth International Conference On Law, Language, and Discourse, September 2015
    The School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work at Örebro University (Sweden) is hosting the 5th International Conference on Law, Language, and Discourse from September 27 to October 1, 2015. Here is a description of the conference with…
  • Dec 10

    FIghting Word

    FIghting Word
    Oren Gross, University of Minnesota Law School, and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain, University of Minnesota Law School & University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute, have published The Rhetoric of War: Words, Conflict and Categorization…
Rank this Week: 218

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 322

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    1 Child Dead, 4 Sickened After Consuming Raw “Bath Milk” in Australia

    1 Child Dead, 4 Sickened After Consuming Raw “Bath Milk” in Australia
    Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Rosemary Lester has issued a warning about the dangers of drinking raw cow’s milk. Her warning has been prompted by five cases of gastroenteritis illness... Continue Reading
  • Dec 2

    E. coli Recall: Cargill Recalls Ground Beef From Canadian Walmart

    E. coli Recall: Cargill Recalls Ground Beef From Canadian Walmart
    Cargill Meat Solutions (Est. 700) is recalling Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The following products have been sold... Continue Reading
  • Nov 23

    Ranchers Legacy Meat Recalls Ground Beef with Possible E. coli O157:H&

    Ranchers Legacy Meat Recalls Ground Beef with Possible E. coli O157:H&
    Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minn., is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coliO157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 225

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Dec 11

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.
    The two young men have been in the same place at the same time before.  I have seen it on the video recording. The first meeting – captured by a surveillance camera at the back of a D.C. metro bus — – involved a violent…
  • Dec 7

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat
    Words in the law do not always mean what their dictionary definitions say they mean. With respect to a prior consistent statement, for example, it is not really, as suggested by the rule, that such a statement must be offered to rebut a…
  • Dec 3

    James Colt is Superman

    James Colt is Superman
    I am a fan of D.C. criminal defense attorney James Colt.  It is not only his name, which sounds like it was pulled from a Harlequin romance.  It is also that he is a pleasant guy and, from what I can tell, a very good lawyer. Now…
Rank this Week: 492

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae
    Feds Hope New Low Down Payment Will Boost Housing Market Ho, ho, ho, early Christmas and holiday presents are coming to first time home buyers courtesy of Fannie Mae! Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market,…
  • Dec 5

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End
    Short Sale Sellers In 2013 Would Get Key Tax Break A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of short sale sellers who sold their homes in 2013 for less than they owed on their mortgages passed the U.S.…
  • Dec 1

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham
    Sorry for the late notice, but I will be giving a presentation on Massachusetts landlord-tenant law to the Waltham Rental Housing Association, December 2, 2014, starting at 7PM at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA,…
Rank this Week: 917

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Dec 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for January 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Nov 26

    MAGED ROST WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING AND WILL REOPEN ON DECEMBER 1ST, 2014

    MAGED ROST WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING AND WILL REOPEN ON DECEMBER 1ST, 2014
    Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.  We wish all of our friends and clients a Happy Thanksgiving! Please visit our firm’’s websites…
  • Nov 25

    WE’RE MAKING A LIST, AND CHECKING IT TWICE…

    WE’RE MAKING A LIST, AND CHECKING IT TWICE…
    One of the most frustrating things about being an immigration lawyer has always been the fact that there were so many people we were unable to help.  Immigration laws have been narrow, unforgiving and out of balance with…
Rank this Week: 472

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Horrid Host

    Horrid Host
    DDR Holdings v. Hotels.com illustrates the incompetence and caprice of Federal courts in handling patent cases. Asserted claims in 6,993,572 & 7,818,399 were found valid and infringed by a jury. District court Judge Rodney Gilstrap in…
  • Nov 23

    Bad Injector

    Bad Injector
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation.…
  • Nov 23

    Stay

    Stay
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The…
Rank this Week: 461

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
  • Oct 31

    Kris Turner Wins WLA Rising Star Award

    Kris Turner Wins WLA Rising Star Award
    The UW Law Library is happy to announce that Kris Turner, our Reference and Technology Services Librarian, has been selected by the Wisconsin Library Association's New Member Round Table as the recipient of its 2014 Rising Star Award. Kris…
Rank this Week: 918

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Dec 10

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d
    I have focused on beverage labeling law since 1988. During that time it has been very rare for a private party to bring any action against a beer, wine or spirit supplier’s labeling or advertising — unless the basis was trademark.…
  • Nov 22

    Our Craft Boom Echoes all the way to France and Sweden

    Our Craft Boom Echoes all the way to France and Sweden
    I have been hearing about Our Vodka for quite some time but have not had much chance to scope it out. Now that I found time, I thought there would be a lot more there there. I only see US approvals for two in this series so far, to cover…
  • Nov 5

    In Defense of Fireball, PG and Good Journalism

    In Defense of Fireball, PG and Good Journalism
    The Daily Beast published a highly relevant story a few days ago, slamming Fireball and propylene glycol. Fireball is a hugely popular “Cinnamon Whisky,” and a recent label approval is here. The story explains that Fireball…
Rank this Week: 82

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Covers bankruptcy news for people in Texas. By the Schachter Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.shaklaw.com/bankruptcy-news-opinion
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is pleased to announce that we have been purchased by Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our…
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be merging with Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our clients.…
  • Apr 23

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014
    - The Judicial Conference has approved the following fee increases effective as of June 1, 2014. - Fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. - Fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to…
Rank this Week: 968

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Dr. Katz Defamation Case Against Me Gets Chucked

    Dr. Katz Defamation Case Against Me Gets Chucked
    Ahh, the sweet smell of victory. Not that I ever doubted it. But it is nice to see this over so quickly. So. You remember that idiotic defamation case against me by New York orthopedist Michael Katz? He was the one that was called a liar by…
  • Dec 8

    Being a Witness Isn’t Easy (My Turn To Be One)

    Being a Witness Isn’t Easy (My Turn To Be One)
    I’m going to start this piece in New Rochelle where I recently saw a pedestrian knockdown. I’ll end at the University of Virginia discussing a now (in)famous rape story reported by Rolling Stone. I hope to make it there in one…
  • Dec 3

    “& Associates” as an Ethical Violation Gets a Courtroom Visit

    “& Associates” as an Ethical Violation Gets a Courtroom Visit
    Five years ago, when Sonia Sotomayor came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation, she released a questionnaire that gave her legal history, and she revealed that she once had a firm called “Sotomayor &…
Rank this Week: 757