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Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Apr 17

    Former Oppenheimer & Co. broker, Frederic J. Jouhet, suspended and fined.

    Former Oppenheimer & Co. broker, Frederic J. Jouhet, suspended and fined.
    Former Oppenheimer & Co. broker, Frederic J. Jouhet of Birmingham, Michigan, was suspended from the financial industry for 30 days and fined $7,500. The post Former Oppenheimer & Co. broker, Frederic J. Jouhet, suspended and fined.…
  • Apr 17

    Former Sagepoint Financial broker, Daryl Richard Lemon, barred from industry

    Former Sagepoint Financial broker, Daryl Richard Lemon, barred from industry
    Former Sagepoint Financial broker, Daryl Richard Lemon (CRD #2473133) of Culver City, California, was permanently barred from the financial industry on December 23, 2014. According to the Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC), Daryl…
  • Apr 17

    Prospera Financial broker, David L. Shafranek, suspended and fined

    Prospera Financial broker, David L. Shafranek, suspended and fined
    Prospera Financial broker, David L. Shafranek of While Plains, New York, was fined $10,000 and suspended from the financial industry for 20 business days. The post Prospera Financial broker, David L. Shafranek, suspended and fined appeared…
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Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Apr 17

    Wearable Tech Being Graphically Recorded

    Wearable Tech Being Graphically Recorded
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 17

    Wearable Tech In Your Law Practice

    Wearable Tech In Your Law Practice
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 17

    Dynamic Watch Face - What Face Will You Wear Today?

    Dynamic Watch Face - What Face Will You Wear Today?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 513

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 524

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Apr 17

    6 Steps to Follow after an Accident with a New York City Taxi

    6 Steps to Follow after an Accident with a New York City Taxi
    Being in a motor vehicle collision of any kind is upsetting and you may not know what to do next, but an accident with a taxi cab can be even worse. Here at the Schlitt Law Firm, we have a great deal of experience in cases involving taxi…
  • Apr 13

    You Had a Car Accident and the Insurance Company Adjuster is Calling, Should You Talk to Her?

    You Had a Car Accident and the Insurance Company Adjuster is Calling, Should You Talk to Her?
    You were recently involved in a car crash and the insurance company adjuster is calling, should you talk to her?  Are you legally obligated to do so? Is it possible that the adjuster will use your answers against you in the future?…
  • Apr 9

    The 2015 Carmen Rivera-Gotay Scholarship Application is Now Available

    The 2015 Carmen Rivera-Gotay Scholarship Application is Now Available
    Carmen Rivera-Gotay passed away in a car accident in June 2013 having just completed her junior year at Huntington High School. Carmen was a special young woman who had a profound impact on many people’s lives. To honor her memory, her…
Rank this Week: 495

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 17

    Fox’s Frank Razzano Publishes New Securities Article in Securities Regulation Law Journal

    Fox’s Frank Razzano Publishes New Securities Article in Securities Regulation Law Journal
    Our partner, Frank C. Razzano, has recently published an article, entitled “What Lies Ahead: Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.,” in the Securities Regulation Law Journal (Spring 2015).  It is a great article…
  • Apr 16

    The DOL Proposes A Fiduciary Duty Rule; Is This The Beginning Of The End

    The DOL Proposes A Fiduciary Duty Rule; Is This The Beginning Of The End
    The Department of Labor delivered on a longstanding but controversial promise when it recently proposed a fiduciary duty rule for all brokers who work with retirement accounts. The primary purpose of the proposed rule is avoidance of…
  • Apr 14

    So Who Wants To Give A Vendor Access To Your IT System

    So Who Wants To Give A Vendor Access To Your IT System
    At one time or another, member firms will likely need the services of an outside vendor. This may be particularly true for smaller member firms. Outside vendors have their place, but FINRA’s Report on Cybersecurity Practices details…
Rank this Week: 510

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 17

    Oregon “Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,”

    Oregon “Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,”
    “Oregon Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,“ by Martha Neil, ABA Journal News, April 16, 2015 “An Oregon jury has awarded nearly $240,000 to a Rogue River couple who said they had to listen to…
  • Apr 16

    Oregon Practice Management: Pro Se Adversaries: Tips for New Lawyer

    Oregon Practice Management: Pro Se Adversaries: Tips for New Lawyer
    “Pro Se Adversaries – Tips for New Lawyers,” from the Oregon Law Practice Management blog. Communicate, Disclaim, Rinse and Repeat.
  • Apr 13

    Oregon Lawyers: Legal Writing Brevity Challenge

    Oregon Lawyers: Legal Writing Brevity Challenge
    At the end of the April 2015 “The Legal Writer” column in the OSB Bulletin, Suzanne Rowe poses a Brevity Challenge: “How much can you say in just a few words? Here’s the Brevity Challenge: In just six words, write…
Rank this Week: 455

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 17

    Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See ... or Maybe Not

    Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See ... or Maybe Not
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my post here on Dorf on Law yesterday, I asked, "Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?"  There, I considered whether there is any real value in calling out the lies and deceptions of politicians --…
  • Apr 16

    Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?

    Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?
    by Neil H. BuchananSeveral of my recent posts (here, here, and here) have confronted various forms of pandering and dishonesty from Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Jeb Bush.  (I realize that Bush has not yet officially…
  • Apr 15

    Would Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Benefit From a Serious Primary Challenge?

    Would Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Benefit From a Serious Primary Challenge?
    by Michael DorfThere are now three announced candidates for the Republican nomination for President (Senators Cruz, Paul, and Rubio), with at least another two very likely (former Governor J. Bush and Governor Walker), and the strong…
Rank this Week: 487

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 456

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Apr 17

    Expunge

    Expunge
    In a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Arbitration Statement of Claim filed in March 2013, Claimant Marriott Claimant asserted breach of fiduciary duty; common law fraud; violation of the Texas Securities Act;…
  • Apr 15

    US Attorney and SEC Charge Investment Advisor In $20 Million Fraud

    US Attorney and SEC Charge Investment Advisor In $20 Million Fraud
    On April 16, 2015, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Michael Oppenheim, 48, Livingston, NJ had been charged in a Criminal Complaint with one count each of wire fraud, embezzlement, securities…
  • Apr 14

    FINRA Arbitrators Say Ineffective Fiduciary Did Not Breach Fiduciary Duty

    FINRA Arbitrators Say Ineffective Fiduciary Did Not Breach Fiduciary Duty
    In a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Arbitration Statement of Claim filed in September 2013, Clamant Ishii Family Trust asserted breach of fiduciary duty; failure to supervise; negligent misrepresentation; and…
Rank this Week: 478

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 520

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 16

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context
    A recent Ontario Supreme Court of Justice – Ontario Divisional Court decision, Park v. Myong, 2015 ONSC 2287, presents an interesting review and discussion of law of jurisdiction and conflict of laws in the Estates law context. In this…
  • Apr 15

    Cottage Value: Date of Death versus Date of Distribution

    Cottage Value: Date of Death versus Date of Distribution
    As the cottage season fast approaches, many Estate practitioners can’t help but reflect on what has proved to be one of the most contentious assets of any Estate. For this reason, it is beneficial to review some of the Ontario case law…
  • Apr 15

    Charitable Giving and the “Warm Glow”

    Charitable Giving and the “Warm Glow”
    It’s hard to ignore the news of slashed oil prices in Canada. Low oil prices have meant a break for drivers across the country, yet they have also resulted in negative economic impacts, particularly in Alberta. Now, that Province is…
Rank this Week: 509

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Current Trends in End-of-Life Medical Treatment (MP3)

    Current Trends in End-of-Life Medical Treatment (MP3)
    This week, I am visiting Southern Illinois University as the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence.  I did two talks in Carbondale and am doing another in Springfield.   I also talked to the local NPR station, about current…
  • Apr 16

    Patients without Surrogates - Twitter Chat

    Patients without Surrogates - Twitter Chat
    Check this out on Monday night.  Decision making for the unbefriended is the biggest bioethics issue that too few are talking about.
  • Apr 15

    National Healthcare Decisions Day

    National Healthcare Decisions Day
    Tomorrow is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  Do you have an advance directive?  Is is up-to-date with your agent and alternate agent?  If not, get it done today.
Rank this Week: 465

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 501

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 526

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 16

    SUPREME COURT U-TURN

    SUPREME COURT U-TURN
    The bankruptcy of a general partnership (‘VOF’) does not automatically mean the bankruptcy of its partners For many decades the rule had to be adhered to that the bankruptcy of a general partnership (vennootschap onder firma:…
  • Apr 10

    QUASI DIRECTOR OR JUST THE BOSS?

    QUASI DIRECTOR OR JUST THE BOSS?
    This depends on the facts If a legal entity (an NV or BV comes to mind) becomes bankrupt, any director (according to its Articles) becomes jointly and severally liable for the deficit of the bankrupt’s estate if it is apparent that…
  • Apr 3

    LIABILITY OF A NEW PARTNER

    LIABILITY OF A NEW PARTNER
    Supreme Court creates clarity The National Ordinance on Partnerships (Landsverordening personenvennootschappen) of Curacao (1 January 2012) and St. Maarten (1 April 2014) mentions two main variants of the partnership: the public partnership…
Rank this Week: 476

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Apr 16

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.
    Washington is in urgent need of tax reform, and as a result, lawmakers should seriously consider improving the current system, writer Nick Novak emphasized in a recent Washington Times article. Urgent need for reform Novak, director of…
  • Apr 13

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse
    On March 25, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate tax. In a statement released the same day, Thune lamented the challenges faced by small businesses and emphasized the job…
  • Apr 9

    Would Eliminating Income Taxes Provide Benefits?

    Would Eliminating Income Taxes Provide Benefits?
    Scrapping income taxes completely would generate several benefits, starting with the hassle that many corporations and individuals face during tax season, expert Peter Morici contended in a recent CNBC commentary piece. Policy analysts have…
Rank this Week: 484

Adlaw By Request

Adlaw By Request

Covers legal and regulatory activities pertaining to advertising and marketing. By Reed Smith LLP.

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

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/
Rank this Week: 485

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Apr 15

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the April issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $37,000 verdict (minus 30% fault)- Simpson County uninsured motorist car wreck case (3/11/15); $25,000 total verdict for two…
  • Apr 13

    Blog Update

    Blog Update
    Trial last week. So, this week: The geese are back at the Supreme Court and I want to give my take on Dick Scruggs’ Dan Jones column where he contrasts the general public’s mood when he returned from his extended sabbatical. But…
  • Apr 8

    Another Misleading Article Touting Law School

    Another Misleading Article Touting Law School
    Law school administrators and teachers are notorious for overselling the benefits of law degrees. I don’t like it because: (1) they have a vested interest in maintaining law school admission levels; and (2) they often have distorted…
Rank this Week: 492

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    In the legal business, lawsuits are governed by deadlines referred to as “statutes of limitation.”  A lawsuit must be filed within the applicable statute of limitation.  A suit based on personal injury must be filed…
  • Apr 14

    Eight Questions Not to Ask in an Interview

    Eight Questions Not to Ask in an Interview
    In a recent survey by Harris Poll, researchers found that 20% of hiring managers have asked unlawful questions in interviews. They asked these unlawful questions not realizing at the time that such questions could lead to legal liability.…
  • Apr 13

    Ft. Hood Victims Receive Recognition

    Ft. Hood Victims Receive Recognition
    I previously wrote about the attack at Ft. Hood by Major Hassan here and here. Now, the victims of that attack have received some recogntion. The military service members received Purple Hearts and the civilian victims received the…
Rank this Week: 480

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Apr 15

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone
    On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned…
  • Apr 10

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hogan Lovells webinar "Russia Data Localization Update: New Details Emerge from Meetings with Russian Regulator" on 2 April 2015. This update follows an October 2014 presentation by Hogan Lovells…
  • Apr 8

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case
    Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen denied AT&T Mobility’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) October 2014 complaint alleging that AT&T engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in…
Rank this Week: 503

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Using Wills and Revocable Living Trusts for your Farm’s Estate Plan

    Using Wills and Revocable Living Trusts for your Farm’s Estate Plan
    Last week’s blog post focused on succession planning– this post will focus on farm estate planning by using wills and trusts (both equally important and can be easily confused).  Let’s first look at the…
  • Apr 13

    Overview of What Prenuptial Agreements Cover

    Overview of What Prenuptial Agreements Cover
    I get a lot of questions about prenuptial agreements and what they cover (and what they don’t).  I have created a nice worksheet explaining the major issues.  You can view it on my JD Supra page here.The post Overview of What…
  • Apr 8

    7 Important Farm Succession Planning Factor

    7 Important Farm Succession Planning Factor
    Farmland is an important asset that should not be forgotten during estate or business planning. Even if farms will be passed down to future generations, estate planning should ensure that the parents are well taken care of for the…
Rank this Week: 450

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Apr 14

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    This week is the annual ABA TECHSHOW, the premier technology conference for lawyers taking place in Chicago. TECHSHOW is a combination of educational sessions offering continuing legal education credits, an exhibit hall featuring the latest…
  • Mar 20

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn
    Last week, the New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee released Formal Opinion 748, addressing the ethical implications of lawyers' use of LinkedIn. I had the opportunity to speak about this opinion and about other…
  • Mar 12

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager
    March is women's history month and this year's theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives." Is disparate treatment in the workplace an element of women lawyers' (and other professionals) stories? I came across this presentation…
Rank this Week: 493

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Apr 14

    Hundreds of Passengers Sick aboard Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Hundreds of Passengers Sick aboard Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    The CDC is reporting that 112 passengers aboard the Celebrity Infinity have come down with an illness causing vomiting and diarrhea. CDC personnel boarded the cruise ship in San Diego on Monday wherein they confirmed the outbreak was caused…
  • Mar 28

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph
    The FBI has arrested 44-year-old Carnival Triumph passenger Joseph Allen on assault charges resulting in substantial bodily injury as the cruise ship docked at its home port of Galveston, Texas. Carnival Cruise Lines, in a press release,…
  • Mar 28

    Passengers & Crew Evacuated as Smoke Billows from the Carnival Liberty

    Passengers & Crew Evacuated as Smoke Billows from the Carnival Liberty
    Multiple news sources are reporting that passengers and crew members were evacuated off the Carnival Liberty when smoke emerged from the forward section of the cruise ship. The incident happened last Friday while the 10-year-old, 2,974…
Rank this Week: 469

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 449

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)
    Dear Rich: I am currently in the process of making a logo for trout nets I sell. My graphic design artist did a great job but used a trout silhouette off of a stock photo site. The site says it is prohibited to use their material as part of a…
  • Apr 8

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?
    Dear Rich: I'm a crafts artist and I create fantasy animals and sell them as sculptures and prints. A company wants to license two designs for fabric for use in children's products. They're asking me to sign a license for three years.…
  • Apr 6

    Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor in Canada?

    Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor in Canada?
    Dear Rich: Is the song "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)" in the public domain in Canada?Although many music fans believe that Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour originated with Skiffle-master…
Rank this Week: 467

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 12

    What Damage Due To Faulty Workmanship Is Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?

    What Damage Due To Faulty Workmanship Is Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?
    Last week I reviewed the decision of the Alberta court of Appeal in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance. In that decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that damage done by one contractor to the work of another was…
  • Apr 1

    When Is Faulty Workmanship Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?

    When Is Faulty Workmanship Excluded From A Builders’ Risk Policy?
    One of the most difficult issues in construction law is the proper interpretation of an exclusion for faulty workmanship in a Builders’ Risk policy. The amounts in issue can be huge and if the exclusion applies, the absence of insurance…
  • Mar 29

    Waiver During A Bidding Process Held To Bar Claim Arising From The Tender

    Waiver During A Bidding Process Held To Bar Claim Arising From The Tender
    The Ontario Superior Court recently dealt with the troubling issue of whether an owner can rely upon a waiver of claims signed by a bidder during a tender to defeat a contractor’s claim arising from the tender. In Todd Brothers…
Rank this Week: 458

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Police officer, special needs child, use of force and a clash of culture

    Police officer, special needs child, use of force and a clash of culture
    Grievant was employed as a police officer by the City of Bloomington, Illinois. He responded to an incident at a local school to address an issue with an out of control student. After that issue was resolved, grievant was talking with one of…
  • Mar 29

    Award of back pay to firefighter who let certification lapse doesn't violate public policy

    Award of back pay to firefighter who let certification lapse doesn't violate public policy
    Grievant was employed as a firefighter by the City of Akron. His employment was terminated because of his failure to comply with the City Charter which required him to reside in the City. After grievant's termination, the Ohio Supreme Court…
  • Mar 22

    Fired, reinstated then fired again - court rejects effort to enforce Arbitrator's award

    Fired, reinstated then fired again - court rejects effort to enforce Arbitrator's award
    Two police officers employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority were dismissed for separate incidents One was alleged to have stricken a passenger with a baton and to have been untruthful during an investigation of the…
Rank this Week: 528

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/
  • Apr 12

    Driver, 92, Faulted for Triple Fatal Florida Auto Accident

    Driver, 92, Faulted for Triple Fatal Florida Auto Accident
    A 92-year-old driver in Central Florida could be cited for failing to yield the right-of-way to another vehicle, resulting in the second vehicle careening off the road into a work crew, killing three. Early analysis indicates the elderly…
  • Apr 10

    Cline v. Homuth – Accident Settlement Covered All Third-Party Claim

    Cline v. Homuth – Accident Settlement Covered All Third-Party Claim
    While it’s true that most auto accident cases end in a settlement agreement before trial, it’s imperative that those agreements be meticulously read before pen touches paper. There are a number of reasons, and as the recent case…
  • Apr 10

    Report: Ignition Interlock Could Slash DUI Fatalities by 80 Percent

    Report: Ignition Interlock Could Slash DUI Fatalities by 80 Percent
    It’s estimated that each day in the U.S., approximately 30 people are killed in drunk driving collisions. According to a new study, published by the American Journal of Public Health, if ignition interlock devices were installed…
Rank this Week: 505

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 9

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted
    You can find the surprising opinion here. The crux of the opinion is the last paragraph: Cigarette smoking presents one of the most intractable public health problems our nation has ever faced. It was not so long ago that anyone...
  • Mar 19

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital
    Daniel Fisher at Forbes has a post on the substantial increase in revenue in 2014 of litigation financier Burford Capital.
  • Mar 19

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder
    Professor Morris Ratner (UC Hastings) has posted to SSRN his article, Class Counsel as Litigation Funders, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Rank this Week: 498

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Apr 9

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification
    These are slides from my presentation at DATA2J, a roundtable conference hosted by Prof. Elizabeth Chambliss, Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the USC School of Law. In my presentation, I…
  • Apr 3

    Gamification for Access to Justice

    Gamification for Access to Justice
    Here is a working paper I wrote that looks at ways to increase online engagement between the public and legal professionals using gamification for the purpose of increasing access to justice. This is the last of the research and…
  • Mar 22

    Gamification in Law Firm

    Gamification in Law Firm
    Here is my draft working paper on Gamification in Law Firms which looks at the use of gamification in law firms to increase productivity and collaboration, among other benefits. This paper provides a framework for approaching…
Rank this Week: 527

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 516

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    C Is For….

    C Is For….
    When I started in law firm competitive intelligence (CI), there were few of us doing it and making any headway at the time.  Over time, lots of people have tried to do legal CI, Librarians, marketing folks, even seasoned CI professionals…
  • Apr 7

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!
    Image [cc] Ana C. It seems that Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. is not a fan of law reviews. Back in 2011, Roberts joked that he found law reviews irrelevant, and found no need to know why there was any influence on 18th century…
  • Mar 31

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"
    Some of the products you can order through Amazon's Dash Button Okay... I'm not sure if I'm amazed or a bit petrified of two of the new services that Amazon just launched this week. Probably a bit of both. First up, Amazon's Dash Button (only…
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Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
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The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Apr 6

    Carefully Draft NDAs to Avoid Whistleblower Concern

    Carefully Draft NDAs to Avoid Whistleblower Concern
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com In light of the SEC’s first enforcement action against a company for impeding whistleblower activity in violation of Rule 21F-17, employers may wish to consider clarifying in…
  • Apr 2

    Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waiver

    Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waiver
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   We have previously blogged about the SEC’s July 2013 rule change that disqualifies certain “bad actors” from using Rule 506. Thankfully, Rule 506 permits…
  • Mar 24

    IMHO, Omnicare Doesn’t Materially Change Opinion Disclosure

    IMHO, Omnicare Doesn’t Materially Change Opinion Disclosure
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its anticipated Omnicare decision, which addresses the standard of liability applied to expressions of opinion in a registration…
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New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

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

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!
    Did you know that you can be suspended for just one violation of New York’s Vehicle And Traffic Law (“VTL”)?  That’s right, a traffic judge can suspend you for just one speeding ticket or other traffic offense.…
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
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Texas Injury Lawyer Blog

Texas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas personal injury and wrongful death law. By Earl Drott, P.C.

http://www.texasinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Tractor-Trailer Accidents Caused By Tire Failures Due To Excessive Speed

    Tractor-Trailer Accidents Caused By Tire Failures Due To Excessive Speed
    Tractor-Trailer Accidents Caused By Tire Failures Due To Excessive Speeds Tractor-trailer tires being operated at speeds that exceed their design limitations is causing an increasing number of catastrophic accidents. The increase in the…
  • Feb 2

    Wrong-way Crashes On The Rise In Texa

    Wrong-way Crashes On The Rise In Texa
    Wrong-way accidents are becoming an increasing problem on Texas roadways. The Texas Department of Transportation records reflect a 13% increase in wrong-way crashes during 2014. Wrong-way crashes have claimed the lives of of 269 Texans in the…
  • Feb 2

    Texas Medical Costs Among The Highest In The Nation

    Texas Medical Costs Among The Highest In The Nation
    Texas’ brutal medical tort reform may have saved the Texas medical industry millions in malpractice insurance premiums and given Texas hospitals near immunity for medical incompetence but it hasn’t done anything to curb the…
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Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
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Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Mar 27

    Draconian Tort Reform Laws Severely Limit Number of Patients Who Can Receive Justice

    Draconian Tort Reform Laws Severely Limit Number of Patients Who Can Receive Justice
    Medical malpractice lawsuits are the one tool injured patients have to fight back after they are harmed by healthcare provider error. They are also one of the only effective ways of holding the medical industry responsible when it prioritizes…
  • Mar 22

    Illinois Doctor Pleads Guilty After Over-Prescribing Clozapine

    Illinois Doctor Pleads Guilty After Over-Prescribing Clozapine
    We rely on doctors, including psychiatrists, to keep us healthy. When one prescribes us a medication we trust them and take it. This is particularly true of vulnerable people like nursing home residents and other individuals who have to rely…
  • Mar 19

    Endoscope Maker Tried to Water Down FDA Safety Guideline

    Endoscope Maker Tried to Water Down FDA Safety Guideline
    Medical device manufacturer Olympus has found itself in the press recently because an endoscope it sells has been tied to cases of a deadly superbug in Los Angeles. Similar problems have popped up across the country. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 473

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
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Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat
    Graco has been fined up to $10 million for failing to warn consumers in a timely manner about millions of defective child car seats. According to a CNN news report, federal regulators have slapped Graco with a $3 million fine. The car seat…
  • Mar 5

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak
    An 18-year-old patient is suing a medical device manufacturer blaming the company for a superbug outbreak at the UCLA Medical Center, which infected at least seven patients and has been blamed for the death of at least two. According to a CBS…
  • Feb 23

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a particular type of endoscope saying the devices that are used to look inside patients’ bodies, are so poorly designed that it is not possible to clean and…
Rank this Week: 489

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
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Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
  • Mar 15

    Grounds For Reviewing Arbitration Decisions Are Narrow: B.C. Court of Appeal

    Grounds For Reviewing Arbitration Decisions Are Narrow: B.C. Court of Appeal
    A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal warned that the grounds for reviewing an arbitral award are narrow. In Boxer Capital Corp. v. JEL Investments Ltd., the court noted that arbitral dispute had gone through two separate…
  • Feb 5

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy
    Arbitration law and corporate law are usually thought to be two separate legal categories. But when it comes to remedies, they can overlap, especially in Canada where the oppression remedy is available. In the recent decision in T.Films S.A.…
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
Rank this Week: 482

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
Rank this Week: 481