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Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Nov 18

    Groups of Gun Control Pressuring NJ to Carry Out Gun Law

    Groups of Gun Control Pressuring NJ to Carry Out Gun Law
    Gun control groups in Washington and New Jersey, are encouraging an NJ court to carry out an odd gun law in the state. This involves banning state sales of handguns that don’t employ some form of smart technology. Two gun groups --- the NJ…
  • Nov 18

    Court of Appeals Makes Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Ruling

    Court of Appeals Makes Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Ruling
    After striking down a ruling early this year that require publicly traded American companies to reveal as whether or not their products consist of conflict materials from Central Africa, a federal court of appeals may have second thoughts on…
  • Nov 17

    Madoff Trustee Settles with Investors for $497 Million

    Madoff Trustee Settles with Investors for $497 Million
    A court settlement will bring close to $500 million to investors Bernard Madoff cheated on, placing their overall recovery to date well over $10 billion. Irving Pacard, an official appointed by the court, tracked down the stolen money in one…
Rank this Week: 949

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 419

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    When Not to File for Bankruptcy - 13 More Example

    When Not to File for Bankruptcy - 13 More Example
    1. Urban Legend - doing it inappropriately because "everybody at work did it"2. Foreclosures - to discharge a potential mortgage deficiency on your home - the mortgage lender may never bring it3. Exemptions - recently moved to Florida from…
  • Nov 18

    Cert Granted on Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Issue

    Cert Granted on Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Issue
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court granted Bank of America, N.A.'s writ of certiorari which will allow it to address the issue of lien stripping in chapter 7 cases. The numerous recent appellate decisions out of the 11th Circuit have been…
  • Nov 17

    Unsecured Debt in Chapter 13: How Much Must You Pay?

    Unsecured Debt in Chapter 13: How Much Must You Pay?
    The amount you are required to pay back to your general unsecured creditors in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case depends on various factors.  It can range from only a few pennies on the dollar to a 100% of the debt. The amount…
Rank this Week: 648

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 349

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
  • Nov 4

    Employee Class Certified in Tian v. Ma Laboratorie

    Employee Class Certified in Tian v. Ma Laboratorie
    The trial judge in the Santa Clara Superior court, Judge Peter H. Kirwan, certified a class of employees who alleged that Ma Laboratories Inc. failed to pay for all “hours worked” pursuant to 8 Cal. Code Regs., § 11070(2)(G).…
Rank this Week: 996

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Travel safety tips for Washington mountain passe

    Travel safety tips for Washington mountain passe
    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and many motorists will be traveling over mountain passes to be with friends and family. It is incumbent on motorist to prepare their vehicles for winter driving conditions. The weather on the mountain passes…
  • Nov 17

    Insurance Institute recommended list of used car for teenager

    Insurance Institute recommended list of used car for teenager
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published a list of the recommended used cars and SUVs for teens that sell for under $20,000. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific…
  • Nov 11

    Wrong way drivers causes car accident on I-5 near Tacoma Dome

    Wrong way drivers causes car accident on I-5 near Tacoma Dome
    The Seattle P-I reports that an 86-year-old driver was involved in a wrong way crash on Interstate 5 in Tacoma late last night. Not only was this senior citizen driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 but police believe that he was driving…
Rank this Week: 904

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    ODOT Changes Are Welcome, But Should Not Have Required the Nudge of Publicity

    ODOT Changes Are Welcome, But Should Not Have Required the Nudge of Publicity
    A recent story in the Salem Statesman-Journal highlighted some critical changes the ODOT is now beginning to implement in the name of traffic safety, but did an equally good job of drawing attention to how those changes get approved.  …
  • Nov 8

    Serious Allegations Focus on Defective Airbag

    Serious Allegations Focus on Defective Airbag
    Last month I wrote about the spreading scandal relating to potentially lethal airbags installed in millions of vehicles from nearly a dozen carmakers over more than a decade. The airbags have a defect that can cause the steel cylinders used…
  • Nov 1

    Suspected Washington Drunk Driving Mars Halloween

    Suspected Washington Drunk Driving Mars Halloween
    If there is any night of the year when extra-cautious driving and attention to pedestrian safety are required in residential areas it is Halloween. Small children are everywhere, running up and down streets, many of them dressed in dark…
Rank this Week: 598

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
  • Nov 3

    What can Ernest Hemingway teach you about legal writing?

    What can Ernest Hemingway teach you about legal writing?
    In a Wall Street Journal article last month, “Why Adverbs, Maligned by Many, Flourish in the American Legal System,” Ernest Hemingway is cited twice as an example of an effective writer who eschewed adverbs. This colorful…
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
Rank this Week: 542

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
  • Nov 17

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email
    This is a lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging that LinkedIn wrongly sent out repeated invites to users’ contacts. In an initial ruling, Judge Koh denied LinkedIn’s request to dismiss on the grounds of standing but…
  • Nov 17

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary
    This blog launched on February 8, 2005, meaning that our 10th anniversary is just a couple of months away. Where did the time go??? With our big milestone looming, we’re cooking up some special features to help celebrate in style.…
Rank this Week: 208

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Nov 18

    Rolling Intelligence: Enterprise-Level Paying It Forward

    Rolling Intelligence: Enterprise-Level Paying It Forward
    By John MartinRolling intelligence is the enterprise-level equivalent of pay it forward. Effort invested in one business unit, functional area, or type of document storage to visually classify documents benefits the other units, areas,…
  • Nov 17

    Visualizing Data in a Predictive Coding Project – Part Two

    Visualizing Data in a Predictive Coding Project – Part Two
    By Ralph LoseyThis is part two of my presentation of an idea for visualization of data in a predictive coding project.Please read part one first.As most of you already know, the ranking of all documents according to their probable…
  • Nov 16

    TAR in the Courts: A Compendium of Case Law about Technology Assisted Review

    TAR in the Courts: A Compendium of Case Law about Technology Assisted Review
    By Bob AmbrogiMagistrate Judge Andrew Peck It is less than three years since the first court decision approving the use of technology assisted review in e-discovery. “Counsel no longer have to worry about being the ‘first’…
Rank this Week: 50

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition
    And, after a really long break, we're back. Apologies. This day job has been very busy lately. And, of course, if you ever find yourself jonesing for my writing, you can always check out my stuff on Above the Law. You saw our guest post on…
  • Nov 14

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor
    Editor's Note - We've never had a guest post before, and normally I give a blanket no to a request for one. But, Assistant Federal Public Defender extraordinaire Jon Jeffress wrote a great piece about the D.C. Circuit's recent decision in…
  • Oct 4

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
Rank this Week: 720

Oklahoma Law Blog

Oklahoma Law Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury news. By McIntyre Law P.C.

http://www.oklahoma-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Staying Safe on Wintry Road

    Staying Safe on Wintry Road
    If you’re like most Oklahomans, you awoke to the news this morning that we’ve had our first blast of wintry weather for this season. That means that you’re scrambling your schedules because schools are closed, modifying your…
  • Nov 11

    McIntyre Law Hosts the Fifth Annual Day of Kindne

    McIntyre Law Hosts the Fifth Annual Day of Kindne
    Hunger continues to plague one in seven Oklahomans and yet again, McIntyre Law, P.C. is stepping up to help. The McIntyre Law Fifth Annual Day of Kindness will take place over the next few weeks at various locations in Oklahoma City, Norman,…
  • Nov 11

    McIntyre Law’s Fifth Annual Day of Kinde

    McIntyre Law’s Fifth Annual Day of Kinde
    Hunger continues to plague one in seven Oklahomans and yet again, McIntyre Law, P.C. is stepping up to help. The McIntyre Law Fifth Annual Day of Kindness will take place over the next few weeks at various locations in Oklahoma City, Norman,…
Rank this Week: 831

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 340

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 18

    Moving Toward Unified European Patent Enforcement: Leaping Another Hurdle (una otra valla)

    Moving Toward Unified European Patent Enforcement: Leaping Another Hurdle (una otra valla)
    Guest Post by Thomas Leonard of Kilburn & Strode LLP, London The Advocate General for the CJEU has recommended Spain’s challenge to the Unitary Patent be thrown out.  Although not legally binding, it gives a good indication of…
  • Nov 18

    Patent Litigation Rate

    Patent Litigation Rate
    One of the ongoing themes of patent reform advocates is that patent litigation is out-of-control and is overwhelming the business capabilities of operating companies.  In an interesting new paper, Ron Katzneslon offers a partial rebut to…
  • Nov 17

    Reissue Patent with Shifted Claim Focus Invalid: Not “clearly and unequivocally disclose[d] … as a separate invention.”

    Reissue Patent with Shifted Claim Focus Invalid: Not “clearly and unequivocally disclose[d] … as a separate invention.”
    by Dennis Crouch In Antares Pharma v. Medac Phama (Fed. Cir. 2014), the court has invalidated Antares’ reissue patent no. RE44,846 — finding that the reissued claims fail to comply with the “original patent”…
Rank this Week: 132

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    Common Equine Contracts: What They Are, Pitfalls to Avoid, and Ideas for Effective Drafting

    Common Equine Contracts: What They Are, Pitfalls to Avoid, and Ideas for Effective Drafting
    I will be moderating this upcoming CLE for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee on December 9th on Common Equine Contracts. I’m super excited…
  • Nov 17

    What Should a Non-Disclosure Agreement Address?

    What Should a Non-Disclosure Agreement Address?
    Is your farm or food business in business negotiations and you you considering using a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”)?  In most instances, bilateral NDA’s should cover the following…
  • Nov 12

    The Termination of Spousal Maintenance in New York

    The Termination of Spousal Maintenance in New York
    I get a lot of questions from client regarding spousal maintenance (or alimony) and when it terminates.  No matter how much maintenance is awarded or how long the duration of the maintenance is, in all cases maintenance ends upon…
Rank this Week: 869

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Nov 18

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil
    Se publicó ayer en el Boletín Oficial el Acuerdo de Sede entre Argentina y la Comision Trinacional de la cuenca del Rio Pilcomayo. Ley Nacional que normalmente no recibiría mayor atención, si no fuera por cierto…
  • Nov 18

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta
    Publicamos esto para no dejar (mas) cabos sueltos. El 12 de octubre, un rato antes de que nos enteráramos de la muerte de Petracchi, lanzamos una encuesta en el blog sobre el Nuevo Código Civil (hicimos varias ediciones…
  • Nov 14

    La Rioja contra La Rioja: coparticipación, omisión de legislar, enforcement, autonomía municipal y ma

    La Rioja contra La Rioja: coparticipación, omisión de legislar, enforcement, autonomía municipal y ma
    Estuvimos haciendo este post hace un par de días, y antes de publicarlo se nos borró por la maldad intrínseca del dispositivo que operábamos. Antes de que se nos vaya del todo, recuperamos aquí, "de…
Rank this Week: 169

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    A Suggested Policy Improvement

    A Suggested Policy Improvement
    When dealing with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, it’s important to understand that there’s pretty much a policy for everything. Like the “show no mercy” policy of a schoolyard bully or street thug,…
  • Nov 11

    Solving Nothing

    Solving Nothing
    The Arizona Republic recently reported about a Chandler police sergeant who was demoted and agreed to leave the department by the end of next year for ordering her subordinates to single out Native American shoplifters for being booked into…
  • Oct 23

    Imaginarily Sufficient But Not Greater

    Imaginarily Sufficient But Not Greater
    It’s always struck me as silly that we as a society have decided that justice is somehow best measured by time in confinement. Speaking with an experienced former prosecutor who spent time in a foreign country helping to set up a…
Rank this Week: 957

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Nov 18

    Enriching Environment Good for Treating Traumatic Brain Injury

    Enriching Environment Good for Treating Traumatic Brain Injury
    A violent blow to the head has the potential to cause mild to severe traumatic brain injury — physical damage to the brain that can be debilitating, even fatal. But to date, there is no effective medical or cognitive treatment for…
  • Oct 13

    PTSD can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

    PTSD can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma
    I once heard a neuropsychologist declare that one could not have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post concussion syndrome (PCS).  If you do not remember the trauma you are precluded from having PTSD since you do not remember the…
  • Oct 7

    Fat Brain

    Fat Brain
    The concept of being able to boost the health of the brain with good nutrition is really very exciting.  Lipids are good for the Brain.  New research shows lipids boost the brain.  That’s right, fat is brain fuel.…
Rank this Week: 997

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment
    I recently attended a seminar on the “International Mobility” seminar, dealing with the entry of Foreign Nationals into Canada as temporary foreign workers.  The assessment of such workers has evolved.   …
  • Nov 10

    Stop the Polygamy!?

    Stop the Polygamy!?
    The proposed law, the alarmist and shrilly titled “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – Addressing Polygamy” will no doubt be a Great Tool for officers to refuse applications on the basis of misrepresentation…
  • Oct 28

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.
    A person was charged withcriminal misrepresentation under IRPA as well as under the Citizenship Act for providing false information regarding his days in Canada when applying for a Permanent Resident (PR) card renewal…
Rank this Week: 705

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney
    If you are an older adult, your power of attorney (POA) may be your most important legal document. It is crucial that the right people are named as your agent and that their powers and duties are tailored to your particular circumstances and…
  • Nov 13

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service
    Currently, about 12 million Americans require long-term-care services. Today, most of those care recipients rely on unpaid care from family and friends, but eventually many require paid in-home care, or must move to assisted living or a…
  • Nov 7

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage
    It’s the Medicare open enrollment time until December 7th and many Medicare beneficiaries are considering their options and trying to choose between traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.   I’ve given my two cents in a…
Rank this Week: 866

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
  • Nov 3

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling
    While Indiana family law courts strive to make the adoption process and transition as seamless as possible for children and their families, inevitably, there are going to be bumps in the road. This is especially true when the adoption is in…
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
Rank this Week: 670

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Nov 17

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"
    A whiter shade of pale Patents that define ways to make money through commerce on the Internet never have gotten much respect. In the last year, a series of rulings by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court bled much...
  • Nov 10

    Twombly's Remorse?

    Twombly's Remorse?
    Has the United States Supreme Court backed away from its landmark toughening of the test for pleading a claim in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007)? The signs point to yes. Sort of. Twombly's record Counting today's...
  • Oct 26

    Use of Phony Benchmark Rate Supports Bad Faith Claim, Second Circuit Hold

    Use of Phony Benchmark Rate Supports Bad Faith Claim, Second Circuit Hold
    Good faith and fair dealing New York law "implies" a duty in all contracts -- a duty to perform promises in good faith.* Does that mean a party must adjust a contractual benchmark rate if it knows something has distorted...
Rank this Week: 284

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
  • Oct 29

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid
    A pre-nuptial agreement torn in pieces and thrown off the honeymoon cruise ship is enforceable so ruled a Brooklyn judge. In a rather unusual case, as detailed in the New York Post  the couple entered in a pre-nuptial agreement…
Rank this Week: 785

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/
  • Nov 17

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an obviousness rejection of claims directed to a process of manufacturing stents. Though the Final Office Action relied on advantages taught by the secondary reference, the Advisory Action also mentioned…
  • Nov 11

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation
    Takeaway: The Applicant attempted to remove a reference with a § 1.131 (swear-behind) declaration. The two-page declaration referred to an Appendix A included in the provisional application but did not comment or explain on the…
  • Nov 6

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection
    Takeaway: In an appeal of claims to a memory controller, the Board gave no weight to the qualifier "discrete" and interpreted "connected to" as allowing indirect connections rather than direct, physical connections. (Ex parte Morrow, PTAB…
Rank this Week: 474

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Joan Rivers New York Medical Malpractice Case.

    The Joan Rivers New York Medical Malpractice Case.
    Joan Rivers went in to the clinic for a routine throat examination and came out dead. She died after she was anesthetized and her renowned medical team took souvenir "selfies" of themselves posing with her. Meanwhile, the doctors did not…
  • Nov 11

    Central NY Injury Lawyer's Second Circuit NYC Courtoom Appearance.

    Central NY Injury Lawyer's Second Circuit NYC Courtoom Appearance.
    Last Friday I argued an appeal in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals at 40 Centre Street in Foley Square in downtown Manhattan. I had not done that I quite a while (a decade?). When you are used to arguing appeals in State court, a…
  • Nov 10

    How The Massive Airbag Recall Affects Central New Yorker

    How The Massive Airbag Recall Affects Central New Yorker
    If you haven't heard about the massive airbag recall, you probably don't need to worry about it because you are living under a rock. As long as you stay down there, and don't jump into a car, you're fine. But for the rest of our readers,…
Rank this Week: 439

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
  • Nov 17

    Should a Defendant Testify in His Own Defense?

    Should a Defendant Testify in His Own Defense?
    Defense Lawyers often advise against their clients testifying in their own defense. It is typically unnecessary and tends to expose the client to great danger. Even […]
  • Oct 23

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS
    When has a sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography paid his debt to society? It is the natural response upon hearing of children being sexually […]
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
Rank this Week: 292

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 17

    New York Alert: Active Tax-Debt Settlement Scam

    New York Alert: Active Tax-Debt Settlement Scam
    Friends, Be aware of an active tax-debt settlement scam targeting middle-class New York. The scammers pawn themselves off as tax-settlement professionals alerting you to— and offering to settle—outstanding tax liens. There is no…
  • Nov 6

    What is a "Notice to Judgment Debtor or Obligor"?

    What is a "Notice to Judgment Debtor or Obligor"?
    If you've received a letter with language similar or identical to the below, you are being put on notice that your money is at risk of being seized by a judgment creditor. To satisfy due process standards, New York law (CPLR § 5222)…
  • Oct 31

    Do City Debt Regulations apply to Lawyers? Issue Heats up in New York

    Do City Debt Regulations apply to Lawyers? Issue Heats up in New York
    Debt collection attorneys push forward in their attempt to exclude attorneys from the reach of Local Law 15, a New York City regulation that governs debt collection activities (i.e. debt validation, licensure and calling). The city law is…
Rank this Week: 742

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Nov 17

    AZ Appeals Court Rules: “When Out-of-state DUI Convictions Count as Priors”

    AZ Appeals Court Rules: “When Out-of-state DUI Convictions Count as Priors”
    The Arizona Appeal Court noted that that in order for an offense that occurred out of state to be counted as a “prior” the laws of the two states must be identical. Or alternatively, the offense must be such that if it had been…
  • Sep 2

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona – Pleading the Fifth on Social Media

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona – Pleading the Fifth on Social Media
    A Tragic Video Confession You might remember the viral video of an Arizona man, 22 year old Matthew Cordle, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident. He provided a confession in a four-minute online video that went viral with 2.3 million…
  • Sep 2

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona - Pleading the Fifth on Social Media

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona - Pleading the Fifth on Social Media
    A Tragic Video Confession You might remember the viral video of an Arizona man, 22 year old Matthew Cordle, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident. He provided a confession in a four-minute online video that went viral with 2.3 million…
Rank this Week: 747

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem
    Guest Post Wine fraud has been a problem for about as long as wine has been produced and enjoyed. Even Pliny the Elder, the Ancient Roman philosopher, complained about it – there was so much fraudulent wine that even the nobles…
  • Nov 9

    Billing is killing

    Billing is killing
    Literally. From Roll on Friday 03/10/14: A report by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has revealed the key causes of stress and mental illness prevalent amongst lawyers are their working conditions, in particular, intolerable billing…
  • Nov 2

    Passive aggressive lawyer tactic

    Passive aggressive lawyer tactic
    Over the last few years, I’ve noticed some really super passive aggressive tricks commonly used by lawyers in communications with ‘the other side’. Used in the right way, these tricks can send the blood pressure of your…
Rank this Week: 972

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Nov 17

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
  • Nov 13

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application
    Is the CRA entitled to notice of a rectification application? In Brogan Family Trust (2014 ONSC 6354), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said “no”, and dismissed the Crown’s motion to set aside an earlier rectification…
  • Nov 7

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Tax Professionals Groups Breakfast Seminar (November 6, 2014)

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Tax Professionals Groups Breakfast Seminar (November 6, 2014)
    On November 6, 2014 at the Toronto Centre Canada Revenue Agency & Tax Professionals Breakfast Seminar, representatives from the CRA provided an update on the Income Tax Rulings Directorate (“Rulings”) and discussed current…
Rank this Week: 771

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Nov 17

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day
    I don’t know why or what’s in the water but November 17th must have been my own little national start a business day as I helped people form and start four businesses today. It is days like today that certainly keep you energized…
  • Oct 7

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest…
  • Oct 3

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract…
Rank this Week: 646

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: 501

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 145

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
Rank this Week: 529

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

Discusses issues of interest to foreigners relocating to or investing in Panama.

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    The 'who's who' of European tax haven

    The 'who's who' of European tax haven
    Will Germany, UK and Netherlands end up in the OECD "black list" of terrible "tax havens"?Forget about the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, or Fiji. If you want to avoid paying taxes and have no problem with dicey business practices, Europe…
  • Nov 10

    Real estate investment opportunity near Panama beache

    Real estate investment opportunity near Panama beache
    A 25,000 sq m (6.18 acres) parcel is available for development as a single project or for sale of or more of 27 individual lots between 640 and 949 sq m (6888 and 10215 sq ft).  This land has free and clear title and is located a few…
  • Nov 2

    Panama will reexamine OECD standard for automatic exchange of information

    Panama will reexamine OECD standard for automatic exchange of information
    The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Panama, headed by Vice-President Isabel de Saint Malo posted this communique in its website:Panama is in the process of re-evaluating its strategy to meet state requirements for financial transparency and…
Rank this Week: 521

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
  • Nov 6

    Legal Tips for Tipped Employee

    Legal Tips for Tipped Employee
    Under a federal statute known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under certain circumstances, the FLSA allows an employer to take a "tip credit" of up to $5.12 an hour for a "tipped employee." …
  • Oct 9

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year
    As the New York Times recently covered, the issue of wage theft is one that has become increasingly prominent. Companies have found themselves forced to fork over thousands of dollars to repay workers for time that was effectively stolen from…
Rank this Week: 833

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Twombly Standard of Specificity Applies to FLSA Pleading

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Twombly Standard of Specificity Applies to FLSA Pleading
    On November 12, 2014, in Greg Landers v. Quality Communications Inc., the Ninth Circuit clarified a previously unsettled point of law by confirming that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) pleadings must meet the specificity requirements…
  • Nov 14

    Brinker for Dummie

    Brinker for Dummie
    On November 13, 2014, the Second District Court of Appeal, Division One, issued a decision in Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases.  The opinion explains the meaning of Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court as it applies to the duty to…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. and China Strike Visa Deal

    U.S. and China Strike Visa Deal
    The United States and China announced an agreement on November 10, 2014 whereby visitors to both countries will now be able to apply for 10-year multiple entry visas.  Previously visitors to both countries could only apply for visas for…
Rank this Week: 337

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Nov 17

    Tribute to Judge Stewart F. Hancock, JR., 1923–2014, in the Albany Law Review

    Tribute to Judge Stewart F. Hancock, JR., 1923–2014, in the Albany Law Review
    (photo by F. Ordonez, The Post-Standard) The recently published issue of the Albany Law Review  opens with a dedication to Stewart F. Hancock, Jr., who served on the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, and passed away…
  • Nov 6

    Part 2 [Renominations Historically] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo

    Part 2 [Renominations Historically] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo
    We'll be taking a look at Judge Graffeo's record on the Court of Appeals, and we'll then be trying to get some sense of what Judge Stein's record at the Appellate Division portends.  But first... Let's look at the history of sitting Court…
  • Oct 20

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)
    (Link to today's interview on Fred Dicker: Live at the State Capitol below) Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made his selection for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. He appointed a very fine judge, Leslie Stein, instead of…
Rank this Week: 906

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?
    Due to social medias extreme popularity in our society, laws have been created to prevent internet "trolls" from threatening other individuals well-being and safety. The experienced attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain…
  • Nov 14

    iPads for Inmates?

    iPads for Inmates?
    A northern California city is providing its inmates with educational tablets that will not only educate them but reduce the recidivism rate too.
  • Nov 14

    The Devastating Ramifications of Having a Restraining Order Granted against You: Why You Need a Qualified Restraining Order Lawyer

    The Devastating Ramifications of Having a Restraining Order Granted against You: Why You Need a Qualified Restraining Order Lawyer
    If a restraining order is filed against you, it is critical to call a qualified restraining order law firm to defend you. Call Wallin & Klarich today, we will get through this together.
Rank this Week: 520

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 553

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 23

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 2

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 2
    National Teen Driver Safety Week is going on now! In part one of this post, we talked about the disturbingly high rate of teenager traffic fatalities and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "5 to drive" rules to keep teen…
  • Oct 17

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 1 of 2

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014: Part 1 of 2
    Despite what teenagers may believe, they are not the best drivers. Tragically, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In many cases, the teenagers who died were behind the wheel. Since it…
Rank this Week: 356

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 240

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 722

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 588