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Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 431

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 373

Representing Victims of Domestic…

Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: An Attorney's Perspective

Attempt to capture the thoughts and experiences of an attorney with almost no experience in this area of law, representing victims of domestic violence By the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

http://legalresourcenetwork.org/wordpress/
  • Sep 6

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear
    LiGreci v LiGreci 2011 NY Slip Op 06371 Decided on August 30, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department  Wife appealed from the decison of the supreme court to terminate husband’s child support and maintenance obligations and cancel all…
  • Aug 19

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother
    Matter of Ajay Sumert D. v Vijay Anand D. 2011 NY Slip Op 06264 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department After a hearing in a child protective proceeding, the family court found that father had neglected the child,…
  • Aug 19

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support
    Cabral v Cabral 2011 NY Slip Op 06242 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department
Rank this Week: 419

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson…

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law affecting Georgia residents.

http://www.mlnlawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital
    A recent study found that a fall prevention intervention could potentially prevent 1 fall every 4 days, 7.5 falls every month, and 90 falls every year in U.S. hospitals.
  • Nov 18

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual
    Fall injuries and disabilities are likely to increase in coming years as baby boomers move into their senior years. Among older individuals, fall injuries often lead to broken bones, immobility and restricted activity.
  • Nov 16

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly
    Among individuals over the age of 50 who fracture a hip, approximately 25 percent die within the first year after the injury! An additional 60 percent lose their ability to perform day-to-day activities like bathing and cooking.
Rank this Week: 412

The AAO Weblog

The AAO Weblog

Deals with current accounting topics related to investment and finance. By Jack Ciesielski.

http://www.accountingobserver.com/PublicBlog/tabid/54/BlogId/1/Default.aspx
  • Nov 17

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust
    First-things-first disclosure: I own M&T Bank in my accounts and in accounts of clients.
  • Feb 25

    For Your Reading Pleasure

    For Your Reading Pleasure
    Finished writing an Accounting Observer report on the FASB's recent amendments of revenue accounti
  • Feb 23

    Deciding To Decide

    Deciding To Decide
    At an open meeting tomorrow morning, the SEC's commissioners "will consider whether to publish a statement regarding its continued support for a single-set of high-quality globally accepted accounting standards and its ongoing consideration…
Rank this Week: 447

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 453

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 445

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 513

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR
    Ventura Foothill Neighbors v. County of Ventura (12/15/14, 2d Civil No. B254120) The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20% increase in the actual height of a building over the stated…
  • Jan 21

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.” The Guidelines will apply in the Corps’ San Francisco, Sacramento, Los…
  • Jan 7

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie
    Effective January 1, 2015, commercial landlords are prohibited from entering into leases or other occupancy agreements that include any unreasonable restriction or prohibition on the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station…
Rank this Week: 546

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 491

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

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

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 468

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 30

    As 3D Printing Emerges, Legal Considerations and Challenges Arise

    As 3D Printing Emerges, Legal Considerations and Challenges Arise
    The January 25, 2015 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an article in which Reed Smith partner Chris Healy commented on the dramatic rise in popularity of 3D printing technology and the legal issues that have come about –…
  • Jan 27

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action
    Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, Reed Smith partner Jim Beck (aka “Bexis”) makes a case for adding an explicit ascertainability requirement to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 (Rule 23), presently under examination by the federal…
  • Jan 26

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing
    This post was written by Colleen Davies and Lisa Baird. The past few years have seen 3-D printing – a process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional object from a pre-conceived design – evolve from a futuristic idea…
Rank this Week: 552

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jan 30

    TexasBarCLE Federal Court Practice 2015 seminar

    TexasBarCLE Federal Court Practice 2015 seminar
    Every so often it's appropriate to acknowledge the greatness of the late Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the 1977 classic Smokey and the Bandit. (Even if they did get the law wrong on where geographically in relation...
  • Jan 30

    Automaker's Sumary Judgment and Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony and Evidence of Testing Denied

    Automaker's Sumary Judgment and Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony and Evidence of Testing Denied
    Huyser v. Ford Motor Company, January 21, 2015 (NO.2:13-CV-280-RSP) Judge: Roy Payne Holding: Defendants Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Objection to the Admissibility of Expert Testimony Denied; Motions to Exclude Evidence of Testing…
  • Jan 27

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Serious Skepticism"

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Serious Skepticism"
    "Serious Skepticism" - what a court has about a party's position immediately before overruling it. Example: "The Court displayed serious skepticism when the party claimed it just had 'a couple more questions.'" For more patent litigation…
Rank this Week: 503

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

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

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 502

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Recovery of Global X Junior Miners ETF Losse

    Recovery of Global X Junior Miners ETF Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in Global X Junior Miners ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that…
  • Jan 30

    Recovery of PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF Losse

    Recovery of PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the…
  • Jan 30

    Recovery of PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF Losse

    Recovery of PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage…
Rank this Week: 488

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Talking to Media Costs Whistleblowers $1.6 Million

    Talking to Media Costs Whistleblowers $1.6 Million
    U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg recently fined two whistleblowers $1.6 million for sending e-mails to two reporters in Atlanta about their pending False Claims Act case while it was under seal.  The case at issue was filed under the…
  • Jan 27

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million
    According to the South Florida Business Journal, a California judge has approved the $68.5 million settlement of a whistleblower’s case against Office Depot alleging violations of the California False Claims Act. Office supply giant…
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
Rank this Week: 527

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 30

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 5, Play like a gentleman, and win

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 5, Play like a gentleman, and win
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson winning the…
  • Jan 29

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 4, Total consciousne

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 4, Total consciousne
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. Groucho Marx Dino, Der Bingle, and Groucho on…
  • Jan 28

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Golf … is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball…
Rank this Week: 472

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jan 30

    This Week in Legal New

    This Week in Legal New
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded a collective bargaining decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. On Wednesday, fourteen civil rights activists who staged sit-in protests at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court to Make Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court to Make Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    On Friday, January 16th, the Supreme Court decided to rule on same-sex marriage, granting certiorari in four cases. The Court limited the petitions (coming from four states: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) to just two…
  • Jan 26

    The Dumbest Things Ever Said In Court

    The Dumbest Things Ever Said In Court
    What is a courtroom actually like?  Most non-lawyers, or non serial criminals, don’t spend a lot of time in a court room.  Often our impressions of court room activity come from TV dramas and books/movies like To Kill a…
Rank this Week: 517

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Benefits and Programs for Elderly New Yorkers, Pt. 1

    Benefits and Programs for Elderly New Yorkers, Pt. 1
    As an elderly resident of New York state, age sixty years or older, you have access to many programs, benefits, and community services that you might not be aware of. Different benefits throughout the state have varying requirements regarding…
  • Jan 27

    New Diabetes Prevention Program that is Working for Senior

    New Diabetes Prevention Program that is Working for Senior
    The Diabetes Prevention Program is a new system that is aimed at helping the elderly who are at risk to suffer from Type 2 diabetes help keep track of their weight and manage any pre-symptoms of the disease. Known as a "lifestyle modification…
  • Jan 23

    Deciding if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You

    Deciding if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You
    According to researchers at Georgetown University and Penn State University, over seventy percent of seniors in America over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime, either at an assisted living facility or…
Rank this Week: 493

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 30

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast Thursday, my Dorf on Law post discussed the emergence of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a loud voice blaming teachers for the problems in the schools.  Cuomo's actions and words have made it…
  • Jan 29

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance
    by Michael DorfLast Wednesday, on the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, about half a dozen protesters briefly disrupted the Supreme Court's proceedings. The next day, Sheldon Silver, the long-time Speaker of the New York State…
  • Jan 28

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell
    by Eric SegallOn March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This time around, the plaintiffs are claiming that the IRS acted illegally by providing…
Rank this Week: 533

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 30

    Fixed Lividity vs. a Mixed Pattern of Lividity & the Positioning of a Body After Death

    Fixed Lividity vs. a Mixed Pattern of Lividity & the Positioning of a Body After Death
    Livor mortis, according to the Assistant State Medical Examiner, "is where there is a gravitational settling of the blood in the dependent portions of the body. In other words, if the body when it dies is lying on its back...
  • Jan 29

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial
    I've been getting some questions about the concept of fixed lividity/livor mortis so I thought that I'd do a quick introductory post on the matter. When blood settles to the bottom, it stays there. After it's there for a long...
  • Jan 27

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?
    According to State v. Shively, 999 P.2d 952, 957 (Kan. 2000). In most states polygraph evidence is either per se inadmissible in trials or is only admissible by stipulation, see United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 311, 118 S.Ct....
Rank this Week: 470

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    American Heritage v. Morales – Alcohol Exclusions in Insurance

    American Heritage v. Morales – Alcohol Exclusions in Insurance
    In the recent case of American Heritage Life Insurance Co. v. Morales, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals weighed a claim for accidental death benefits claimed by the estate of an insured who was killed after a drunken jet ski…
  • Jan 28

    Florida Red-Light Running Cited Often in Crashe

    Florida Red-Light Running Cited Often in Crashe
    A driver in South Florida faces vehicular homicide charges after he allegedly slammed into a family van while speeding and running a red light, resulting in the death of a 14-year-old boy. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol say the…
  • Jan 24

    Gonsalves v. Li – Retrial of Crash Case Following Error

    Gonsalves v. Li – Retrial of Crash Case Following Error
    After securing a $1.2 million verdict for negligence against the test-driver of a vehicle, an injured care salesman will have to endure a second trial. The decision by the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Five in…
Rank this Week: 462

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 30

    Another Litigation Reform Bylaw Variant: The Minimum Stake to Sue Bylaw

    Another Litigation Reform Bylaw Variant: The Minimum Stake to Sue Bylaw
    In prior posts, I have noted the growing phenomenon of companies adopting various types of bylaws as a self-help version of litigation reform. Delaware’s courts have already approved the facially validity of both forum-selection bylaws…
  • Jan 29

    Guest Post: Hack to the Future: Eleven Cyber Risk Developments Watch in 2015

    Guest Post: Hack to the Future: Eleven Cyber Risk Developments Watch in 2015
    Without a doubt, during 2014, cyber security emerged as one of the critical topics for discussion. In the following guest post, Bill Boeck, who is  senior legal and claim resource worldwide for cyber and executive risk coverages and…
  • Jan 28

    Advisen Releases 2014 Corporate and Securities Litigation Report

    Advisen Releases 2014 Corporate and Securities Litigation Report
    New corporate and securities lawsuit filings and enforcement actions were down for the third consecutive year in 2014, according to the latest annual report from the insurance information firm, Advisen. According to the report, which is…
Rank this Week: 460

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 557

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Jan 30

    OFCCP Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re Sex Discrimination Guideline

    OFCCP Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re Sex Discrimination Guideline
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise and replace its Sex Discrimination Guidelines. The NPRM would rescind OFCCP's guidelines on…
  • Jan 29

    Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom

    Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom
    Tuesday, Pillsbury attorneys Matt Morrison and Bryan Stockton published their client alert Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom. The Alert discusses two recent appellate-level decisions…
  • Jan 28

    A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance

    A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance
    Monday, we published our client alert A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance. The Alert discusses H.R. 26, a bill signed into law on January 12, 2015 by President Obama enacting the Terrorism Risk Insurance…
Rank this Week: 519

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Jan 30

    A condominium board member's individual liability.

    A condominium board member's individual liability.
    Practice point:  In moving to amend the complaint, plaintiff's proposed claims were barred to the extent that they are palpably insufficient or patently devoid of merit. The claim that board members violated the bylaws is insufficient,…
  • Jan 29

    A defendant's summary judgment motion in a slip-and-fall action.

    A defendant's summary judgment motion in a slip-and-fall action.
    Practice point:  A defendant can establish prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that the plaintiff did not know what caused the fall.Student note:  In determining a defendant's motion for summary…
  • Jan 28

    A marching band, a fall, and the doctrine of assumption of the risk.

    A marching band, a fall, and the doctrine of assumption of the risk.
    Practice point:  The injured plaintiff is a music teacher who was directing a school marching band during a parade that took place on a public street.  While directing the band, plaintiff, who was required to walk backwards,…
Rank this Week: 566

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jan 29

    In the new

    In the new
    It has now been five years since Steve Jobs first introduced the world to the iPad on January 27, 2010. I was definitely intrigued when the product debuted, but at the time even I wasn't sure whether an iPad would...
  • Jan 27

    Apple 2015 fiscal first quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle

    Apple 2015 fiscal first quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle
    Yesterday, Apple released the results for its 2015 fiscal first quarter (which ran from September 28, 2014 to December 27, 2014, and did not actually include any days from calendar year 2015) and held a call with analysts to discuss...
  • Jan 26

    GoodReader improves tab

    GoodReader improves tab
    I've often said that the GoodReader app is the best $5 than an attorney can spend on an iPad, but apparently the word has gotten out. The last few times that I have spoken to a group of attorneys about...
Rank this Week: 463

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 537

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada.Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate
    Statistics Canada has started a series on "Megatrends" that highlights some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society.The most recent Megatrends article is Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline: "Since…
  • Jan 28

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
Rank this Week: 486

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Receiving a Subpoena from the SEC

    Receiving a Subpoena from the SEC
    As a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, located in West Palm Beach, FL; I am asked to review facts regarding white collar crimes on a regular basis. South Florida is froth with White Collar criminals, like Bernie Madoff and Scott Rothstein, as…
  • Jan 23

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?
    As a DUI defense lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL defending those arrested and accused of driving under the influence for over a decade, I am constantly reminded of the two most important pieces of evidence that law enforcement officers use…
  • Jan 21

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County
    Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home…
Rank this Week: 531

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    New Study Calls into Question Need for Extended Rest Following Concussion

    New Study Calls into Question Need for Extended Rest Following Concussion
    Following a concussion, patients are instructed to rest for twenty-four to forty-eight hours beginning any type of return to normal activities.  Many doctors recommend an even longer period of rest so as to reduce the risk of re-injury…
  • Jan 20

    DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Consussion

    DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Consussion
    At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Christopher C. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A., an associate professor of radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and radiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical…
  • Jan 8

    Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD

    Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD
    There has been much research with regard to the long term effects of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as independent conditions.  However, there has been very little research studying the…
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    Nominations for the Burton Award

    Nominations for the Burton Award
    The Burton Awards has a page with information on how to nominate legal writing stars for the prestigious Burton Awards. Click here to learn more. (mew)
  • Jan 26

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and the 2015 award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
Rank this Week: 459

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 504

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 518

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
  • Jan 23

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.
    Are you beginning to feel as though the New Year’s resolutions you set for your business are impossible to reach? A recent study showed that just 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution.  Almost 40% of people fail…
  • Jan 16

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal
    Some small business owners are “big picture” people, and some are more detail-oriented.  Regardless of your personal ownership style, formulating weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals will help bring the best of both worlds to…
Rank this Week: 492

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 487

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 564

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 521

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 555

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Jan 29

    Restructuring and Insolvency in 2015

    Restructuring and Insolvency in 2015
    I expect a busy year for Mercer & Hole’s Restructuring and Insolvency team, with different and interesting assignments, solving problems and delivering solutions by doing what we  do best.  I would not be in this job if I…
  • Jan 23

    Personal Insolvency Update - Debt threshold for bankruptcy to increase to £5,000

    Personal Insolvency Update - Debt threshold for bankruptcy to increase to £5,000
    With effect from 1 October 2015 the debt threshold for a creditor issued bankruptcy petition will increase from £750 to £5,000. The Government's reason behind this large increase is to ensure that bankruptcy, with its serious…
  • Jan 6

    Chris Laughton’s predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015

    Chris Laughton’s predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015
    Chris Laughton, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner shares his thoughts and predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015 with Lexis Nexis. To read the full article click here.
Rank this Week: 515

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jan 28

    Caesars Wins Round One: Chicago, not Delaware

    Caesars Wins Round One: Chicago, not Delaware
    Judge Kevin Gross ruled on Wednesday that the bankruptcy case of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company will be tried in Chicago, not Wilmington, Delaware. Caesars’ second-tier creditors wanted the case tried in Delaware; Caesars…
  • Jan 27

    One Good Crime Deserved Another

    One Good Crime Deserved Another
    Let’s say you’re involved in a 20-year scheme that has successfully evaded millions of dollars in payroll and income taxes for your largest client. However, you’ve only had minor profits from the scheme. So why not embezzle…
  • Jan 26

    The Form 3115 Conundrum

    The Form 3115 Conundrum
    Form 3115 is the form used to request an accounting method change. For example, if your business is changing from cash to accrual, this form is filed. Many such changes are automatic; you just notify the IRS, file the paperwork, and life…
Rank this Week: 469

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 474

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Jan 28

    Child Porn Charges: Busted By FBI Computer Surveillance and Now, Private Web Hackers on Social Media

    Child Porn Charges: Busted By FBI Computer Surveillance and Now, Private Web Hackers on Social Media
    Federal authorities in North Texas and the Dallas – Fort Worth metro area are working very hard it seems at investigating and charging people with child pornography sex crime charges. .   Recent Computer-Related Federal Child Porn…
  • Jan 21

    Holder’s New Limits on Asset Forfeiture: Big Deal.

    Holder’s New Limits on Asset Forfeiture: Big Deal.
    Last Friday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed new federal limits on asset forfeiture, possibly due to the growing public awareness and criminal defense outcry concerning the shocking ways in which local police departments and…
  • Jan 14

    Heroin and Money Laundering in Texas – Expecting More Charges in 2015

    Heroin and Money Laundering in Texas – Expecting More Charges in 2015
    There’s been a lot of national news coverage in the past few weeks over the business of heroin and how the changing marijuana marketplace in the United States is causing changes in the illegal drug market. Specifically, news is…
Rank this Week: 516

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 476

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/
  • Jan 28

    Company Introduces Inflatable Motorcycle Vest to Prevent Injurie

    Company Introduces Inflatable Motorcycle Vest to Prevent Injurie
    Motorcyclists are often seriously injured when involved in a crash. The most deadly of those injuries are head injuries. However, other injuries, including those that affect the person's neck and back may also leave a rider or passenger…
  • Jan 21

    Drowsy Driving Is More Dangerous Than Many Believe

    Drowsy Driving Is More Dangerous Than Many Believe
    Sleep deprivation is far more common in the American population than many people realize. Unfortunately, far too many sleep-deprived American adults and teenagers don't think twice about getting behind the wheel when they're completely…
  • Jan 13

    Riding an Adult-Sized ATV Can Be Deadly for a Child

    Riding an Adult-Sized ATV Can Be Deadly for a Child
    Pediatricians and child safety advocates have long known of the dangers involving children and adult all-terrain vehicles (ATV). However, according to a new study, children who ride adult-sized ATVs may have the highest risk of suffering…
Rank this Week: 572