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Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Accepting a Plea Deal – Is It In Your Best Interest?

    Accepting a Plea Deal – Is It In Your Best Interest?
    Deciding about accepting a plea deal is not an easy decision to make. Adhering to the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorneycan help you reach a favorable outcome. As a criminal defense attorney, I have helped my clients…
  • Oct 17

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense
    One of the more highly profiled criminal defenses, especially in cases involving murder or attempted murder, is insanity, meaning that the defendant was insane at the time of the crime. This criminal defense strategy is often popularized in…
  • Oct 10

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity
    Mistaken identity is one of the leading causes of wrongful conviction. Mistaken identity is a criminal defense that is raised by a defendant that asserts that a witness, usually an eyewitness, is mistaken in his or her memory that the…
Rank this Week: 764

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 486

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 369

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Oct 29

    EPA Recognizes Food Recovery Project with Achievement Award

    EPA Recognizes Food Recovery Project with Achievement Award
    EPA Gives University Achievement Award for Food RecoveryPosted on October 20, 2014The University of Arkansas continues to receive accolades and recognition for its pioneering work on food waste prevention and food recovery promotion. The…
  • Oct 27

    Nicole Civita presents on Food Justice at Conference in Wyoming

    Nicole Civita presents on Food Justice at Conference in Wyoming
    Visiting Assistant Professor Nicole Civita delivered several well-received presentations on food justice, food insecurity, food waste and recovery at the 2014 Consumer Issues Conference — Food: Policies, Perceptions, &…
  • Oct 21

    Janie Hipp attends White House discussion on women in agriculture

    Janie Hipp attends White House discussion on women in agriculture
    The article below was originally posted by the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative blog. Read the article below or find the original posting here. A Week of Celebrating Native #WomeninAg IFAI Director, Janie Hipp (Chickasaw),…
Rank this Week: 696

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 660

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Oct 29

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower
    In an editorial published yesterday in Politico Magazine, Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley criticize the IRS whistleblower program. The editorial, “Will the IRS Ever Listen?” states that the backlog on cases is too long and…
  • Oct 29

    The False Claims Act Work

    The False Claims Act Work
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Oct 27

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 653

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Oct 29

    Utah: Complaint Must Allege Either A Physical Or Regulatory Taking To Avoid Dismissal

    Utah: Complaint Must Allege Either A Physical Or Regulatory Taking To Avoid Dismissal
    Utah seized a failing bank without notice to the bank, and appointed the FDIC receiver. The bank owners sued for a bunch of things, including a taking under the state constitution. The trial court dismissed for failure to state a claim…
  • Oct 24

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"
    We're tied up today and don't have time to do any analysis, so we post this without comment: Bowman v. California Coastal Comm'n, No. B243015 (Oct. 23, 2014), wherein the court held: In Kleiniecke v. Montecito Water District (1983) 147…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz
    It cost a lot to live in San Francisco, these days. A whole lot, whether you own, or rent. If you're a renter, however, you should hope and pray that your landlord wants out of the rental business. Because under a San Francisco ordinance,…
Rank this Week: 598

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Oct 29

    Is a 401k Awarded From a Previous Divorce During Our Marriage Subject to Property Division?

    Is a 401k Awarded From a Previous Divorce During Our Marriage Subject to Property Division?
    Question:My wife and I are divorcing, both our second marriage. During our marriage, my wife received a QDRO awarding her a 401k from her previous husband.Is her 401k awarded from a previous marriage during our marriage subjecRead More...
  • Oct 27

    Consequences of Changing the Locks on the Marital Home

    Consequences of Changing the Locks on the Marital Home
    Question:My wife moved out of the marital home 90 days ago and has not returned nor has any plans to return. Both of our names are on the title to the home.Can I change the locks without legal repercussion? Answer:While I cannotRead…
  • Oct 23

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 24, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell added a new article to his…
Rank this Week: 721

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 827

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    New CRS Report: The Appointment Process for U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Overview

    New CRS Report: The Appointment Process for U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Overview
    "In recent decades, the process for appointing judges to the U.S. circuit courts of appeals and the U.S. district courts has been of continuing Senate interest. The responsibility for making these appointments is shared by the President and…
  • Oct 27

    The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

    The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
    Not everything is on Bloomberg, Lexis Advance or Westlaw Next, especially if you are looking for older documents.  The Making of Modern Law:  U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 is an excellent source for Writs of…
  • Oct 26

    HeinOnline Training Video

    HeinOnline Training Video
    HeinOnline is recently in the process of updating its training materials including videos.  A new video has been added on how to print PDFs using HeinOnline.  New videos will be added every month on a range of topics including using…
Rank this Week: 420

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 29

    Dueling Law

    Dueling Law
    I’ve been going through the state bills of rights written in the nineteenth century and have come across some wild provisions.  Take this one from the Iowa Bill of Rights of 1846: “Any citizen of this State who may hereafter…
  • Oct 29

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality
    On November 3rd, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression will host a conference entitled Net Neutrality: From Debate to Policy Decisions. The conference will take place at the Century Association located at 7 West 43rd…
  • Oct 27

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today
    http://www.law.uconn.edu/calendar/symposium/volume-47-symposium-50th-anniversary-griswold-v-connecticut-privacy-laws-today
Rank this Week: 610

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    As NC Senate Candidate Urges Tort Reform, A 1978 Lawsuit Resurface

    As NC Senate Candidate Urges Tort Reform, A 1978 Lawsuit Resurface
    Advocates for tort reform often argue for caps on damages and other ways to reduce recovery for victims. A North Carolina politician is under scrutiny for advocating tort reform, even though he recovered from a significant settlement after…
  • Oct 27

    Teenager Killed at Dangerous Raleigh Intersection

    Teenager Killed at Dangerous Raleigh Intersection
    Accidents involving pedestrian victims can be deadly, especially when a vehicle is traveling at high speeds. In a tragic case, a 17-year-old girl was killed on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh when she attempted to cross the street. According to…
  • Oct 26

    Defective Air Bag Recall May Be Largest Ever, Scrutiny Rise

    Defective Air Bag Recall May Be Largest Ever, Scrutiny Rise
    Air bags are designed to be life-saving devices in the event of a serious auto accident. However, it appears that millions of airbags produced by one of the world's largest manufacturers of the product created a product that actually…
Rank this Week: 630

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione
    Antes de la aparición de las computadoras personales, la creación de  Internet que cambiaron el Mundo  para siempre, era imposible  manifestar mi discrepancia respecto de temas no sólo con los que NO estaba…
  • Oct 28

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione
    http://elcomercio.pe/opinion/mirada-de-fondo/6-datos-incomodos-sobre-afp-y-onp-enrique-pasquel-noticia-1766819 MARTES 28 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2014 | 06:00 6 datos incómodos sobre las AFP y la ONP, por Enrique Pasquel Los economistas…
  • Oct 23

    ¡DEROGUEMOS EL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES!

    ¡DEROGUEMOS EL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES!
    ONP no debe recibir nuevos afiliados, advierten especialistas Sistema Nacional de Pensiones ONP Jubilación Carlos Adrianzén Ricardo Escudero Martes 21 de octubre del 2014 | 01:16 Sistema estatal solo debe atender a las…
Rank this Week: 526

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/
  • Oct 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Beyond Words, Solicitors Journal, Sept. 30, 2014 Andrea J. Boyack, Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth. 22 J.L. & Pol'y 767 (2014) Jan De Bruyne, Liability of Classification Societies:…
  • Oct 28

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining
    Professor Mark Burge and I are organizing a panel for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) to be held in Boca Raton, Florida July 27-August 2, 2015. The recommended application date is this Friday,...
  • Oct 28

    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 1 211 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
Rank this Week: 458

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Oct 29

    Conservatorship Basics: Part 1

    Conservatorship Basics: Part 1
    Oftentimes, most have heard of and have a basic understanding of a guardianship (whether for a minor child or for an incapacitated adult). A guardianship allows for another to be appointed as guardian over the […]Conservatorship…
  • Oct 26

    In the News – Planning for Digital Asset

    In the News – Planning for Digital Asset
    “Protecting Your Afterlife in the Digital Realm” Once again the discussion about planning for your digital assets received national attention on CBS Sunday Morning.  The segment features various companies* that are helping…
  • Oct 23

    Are you a Minnesota Resident?

    Are you a Minnesota Resident?
    We’ve said before that Minnesota is not a favorable state in which to die because of the state’s estate tax laws. Some believe that the same is true for other tax reasons as well. While […]Are you a Minnesota Resident? is a…
Rank this Week: 430

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Oct 29

    Transcript: “The Art of Negotiation”

    Transcript: “The Art of Negotiation”
    We have posted the transcript for the recent webcast: “The Art of Negotiation.”
  • Oct 28

    Fee-Shifting Bylaws: Will The SEC Get Involved?

    Fee-Shifting Bylaws: Will The SEC Get Involved?
    In her blog, Cooley’s Cydney Posner notes how Professors John Coffee and Larry Hamermesh recently testified at the SEC’s recent Investor Advisory Committee meeting about whether the SEC should get involved in the debate over…
  • Oct 27

    KKR Financial: Preference for Business Judgment Review Whenever Possible

    KKR Financial: Preference for Business Judgment Review Whenever Possible
    In our “Minority Holders” Practice Area, we have posted a bunch of memos on the new KKR Financial opinion, including this one from Fried Frank, summarized below: In KKR Financial Holdings LLC Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware…
Rank this Week: 377

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinion

    Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinion
    As I indicated in How the Intellectual Property Act 2014 changes British Patent Law JD Supra 21 June 2014 s.16 of the Intellectual Property Act 2014 amends s.74A and s.74B of the Patents Act 1977 and inserts three new subsections into…
  • Oct 17

    Flos putting us all through the Mill

    Flos putting us all through the Mill
    In 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed a floor lamp with a marble base and a curved lead to a bowl shaped reflector.  Those lamps, known as the Arco lamp and you can see a picture of one of those lamps in Achille…
  • Oct 16

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA
    In Community Trade Marks: Specsavers v ASDA 7 Feb 2012 NIPC Law I analysed the litigation that had taken place between two well known retailers in which the Court of Appeal considered how far an aggressive marketing campaign can go without…
Rank this Week: 766

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Oct 29

    The Guardianship Model of the Class Action

    The Guardianship Model of the Class Action
    Northwestern Law professor Martin Redish should be very familiar to readers of this blog. I’ve covered his work before, from his constitutional challenges to the class action through his critique of the cy pres remedy to…
  • Oct 22

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie
    Back in 2010, noted legal scholar Marc Galanter wrote an article on “The Dialectic of Injury and Remedy.” It contains only one explicit mention of class actions, but, in general, touches on some points that recur frequently…
  • Oct 15

    The State of the Merger Class Action

    The State of the Merger Class Action
    Merger-challenge class actions have become very popular in the last decade. (For a great source of data, check Cornerstone Research’s surveys on the subject.) They operate similar to traditional securities class actions, but have…
Rank this Week: 774

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
  • Oct 29

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack
    Pre-packs are a contentious rescue tool in the UK and the Netherlands due to the inherent conflict between the transparency sought by many stakeholders and the loss of value triggered by the opening of a formal insolvency procedure. There is…
  • Oct 22

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey
    Turkey and Istanbul are both highly connected, as you might expect with their being on ancient trade routes and on Europe’s border with Asia. Turkish Airlines flies to more capital cities than any other airline (its London Gatwick…
  • Oct 15

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe
    A new European approach to insolvency was the theme of INSOL Europe’s 2014 annual congress in Istanbul This is the first of a series of posts inspired by the conference presentations. The new approach celebrates what Europe’s…
Rank this Week: 470

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Oct 29

    How Many Lawyer Ranking Services Do We Need?

    How Many Lawyer Ranking Services Do We Need?
    When I started practicing, when it came to lawyer ratings there was pretty much Martindale-Hubbell and nothing else. Perhaps there were other services at the time. But Martindale-Hubbell ratings were a big deal compared to anything else. In…
  • Oct 27

    Bar Tribunal Eviscerates Jury Verdict Against Mississippi Attorney

    Bar Tribunal Eviscerates Jury Verdict Against Mississippi Attorney
    In 2010 I posted about a jury verdict for fraud against McComb lawyers Thomas Brock and William Guy. Here is the post and a related post about a ruling on a motion for attorney’s fees in the case. From my 2010 post: The trial involved…
  • Oct 22

    $4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case

    $4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case
    A few weeks ago a Hinds County jury rendered a verdict of $4,568,116 in Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. The trial involved a fire suppression device that attached underneath stove vent hoods. The device activates when flames from a stove top…
Rank this Week: 516

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Oct 28

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination
    Last year, some Michigan politicians introduced proposed legislation to amend Michigan’s main employment civil rights statute, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), to protect employees who are gay from discrimination. That…
  • Oct 23

    Drilling Home the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee

    Drilling Home the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee
    A common question that business owners raise involves the use of employees versus independent contractors. The use and classification of an individual as an employee or independent contractor is one of the more complicated employment law…
  • Oct 16

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement
    Abraham Lincoln once noted that if he had six hours to chop down a tree, he would spend the first four sharpening the axe. For employers, that sort of up-front attention to details is especially important when it comes to non-compete…
Rank this Week: 826

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 799

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Oct 28

    Help Us See the Light!

    Help Us See the Light!
    The correct light bulb that is. The Library is considering new light bulbs for the library tables lamps on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library. Please look at the lights in the four lamps on the first table as you enter the Law Review Room…
  • Oct 28

    Reminder: First Year Research Quiz Review Today & Bluebook Review Thursday

    Reminder: First Year Research Quiz Review Today & Bluebook Review Thursday
    If you are worried about your upcoming Legal Research and Bluebook Quiz, have no fear. Reference librarians are here to help. Bring any and all of your research questions and concerns to today’s or next Tuesday’s session.…
  • Oct 24

    New Books List October 21, 2014

    New Books List October 21, 2014
    Brooklyn Law School Library latest New Books List has 70 items on a wide range of subjects. Of particular interest to legal scholars of administrative law is Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America,…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Oct 28

    Fallo sobre responsabilidad de buscadores en "Google y Yahoo": 12+1 punto

    Fallo sobre responsabilidad de buscadores en "Google y Yahoo": 12+1 punto
    Aunque ambos confluyen en la solución final (pierde la demandante, ganan los buscadores) hay que subrayar algunas ideas y desacuerdos de este fallo, desglosando el voto de mayoría (Highton, Fayt, Zaffaroni) del de la…
  • Oct 22

    El Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal: expulsión de extranjeros, prisión preventiva y motivación

    El Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal: expulsión de extranjeros, prisión preventiva y motivación
    Se conoció finalmente el Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal de Nación (texto completo en PDF -9 Mb- en este link), con el prometido "cambio de paradigma" desde el "inquisitivo" (investiga el juez) al "acusatorio" (fiscales…
  • Oct 12

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)
    Hace unas horas, a los 78 años, ha muerto Enrique Petracchi. Estaba enfermo y a mediados de marzo trascendieron noticias de que pediría licencia, o renunciaría; enseguida, desde la Corte se aclaró que…
Rank this Week: 437

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Points-and-Fees Cure and Other Mortgage Rule Amendment

    Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Points-and-Fees Cure and Other Mortgage Rule Amendment
    Last week, the CFPB finalized an important amendment to its ATR/QM Rule that provides a mechanism for curing points-and-fees overages on qualified mortgage (“QM”) loans, as well as more minor amendments to its mortgage origination…
  • Oct 24

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure
    On October 22, the CFPB finalized targeted amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014.  The amendments include: Points and fees cure.  Under the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule, loans…
  • Oct 24

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule
    On October 22, coordinated by the Department of Treasury, six federal agencies – the Board of Governors, HUD, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, and SEC – approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitized transactions, such as asset-backed…
Rank this Week: 710

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Oct 28

    Inspecting Your Condo Records: What are the Official Records that a Florida Condo Association Must Maintain?

    Inspecting Your Condo Records: What are the Official Records that a Florida Condo Association Must Maintain?
    Every Florida Condominium Association is required by Florida law to maintain and keep certain documents as part of its official records. The Condo Association has no option; it would be a violation of the Florida Condominium Act for specific…
  • Oct 23

    Common Lawsuits Against Florida Condominium Board

    Common Lawsuits Against Florida Condominium Board
    Learn About (jump to these sections): How is Condominium Living Different? Condo Boards Exceeding Their Power Condo Boards and Common Areas Condo Boards Get Nasty Over Pets Living near the beach is a dream of many Americans. Many have…
  • Oct 21

    What is a Nuisance in Florida Condominium Law?

    What is a Nuisance in Florida Condominium Law?
    Florida condo unit owners are guaranteed the right to enjoy their homes as they see fit under Florida law with one big (make that HUGE) limitation: they cannot use their property in such a way that it injures or impedes the rights of another…
Rank this Week: 498

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 706

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Sketchers Settles Wage and Hour Class Action in California

    Sketchers Settles Wage and Hour Class Action in California
    The class of potential class members currently consists of about 4,800 current and former employees of the shoe company. So far, none of the members has opted out of the class or objected to the proposed settlement. All of the class members…
  • Oct 25

    Victoria’s Secret Sued in California Overtime Class Action

    Victoria’s Secret Sued in California Overtime Class Action
    The wage and hour lawsuit, filed on behalf of all current and former employees working for Victoria's Secret in California, is seeking $37 million in unpaid wages and overtime. The class action lawsuit was initially filed in California's…
  • Oct 20

    Judge Rejects $324 Million Settlement of Employee Wage Price Fixing Case Against Apple, Google and Other High Tech Employer

    Judge Rejects $324 Million Settlement of Employee Wage Price Fixing Case Against Apple, Google and Other High Tech Employer
    The very large class action lawsuit against Apple, Google, and Adobe has captivated the attention of employment attorneys and tech moguls all over the country. The lawsuit alleges that the three companies were engaged in an illegal agreement…
Rank this Week: 385

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 687

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 576

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre
    Back in May, Google announced that they had upgraded their system to render web pages with CSS and JavaScript turned on. They recently updated their technical webmaster guidelines to reflect this change. Interestingly, they also noted: For…
  • Oct 22

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor
    With Moz’s release of the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my observations about the local search landscape as it relates to lawyers. Disclaimer: I had the privilege of participating…
  • Oct 3

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool
    The above image shows some recent data I pulled from Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). We don’t rely on GWT data for reporting, but regularly refer to it internally to analyze trends. But I’m becoming skeptical about the reliability…
Rank this Week: 599

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
  • Oct 28

    New Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report on CyberCrime

    New Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report on CyberCrime
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) earlier this month posted a new report: Cybercrime: An Overview of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Statute and Related Federal Criminal Laws by Charles Doyle (97-1025) From the report’s…
  • Oct 3

    World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) “Living Planet Report 2014″

    World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) “Living Planet Report 2014″
    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently released its Living Planet Report 2014 — for the full report, please see here. Unfortunately, biodiversity on earth seems to be in worse shape than ever and is declining in both…
  • Oct 3

    Per U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov Is No Longer in Beta Phase

    Per U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov Is No Longer in Beta Phase
    Per the U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov — the successor to THOMAS — is no longer in its beta phase — please see the following news release: Congress.gov Officially Out of Beta From the news release, here are some new…
Rank this Week: 465

The Jersey Lawyer

The Jersey Lawyer

Covers New Jersey law on personal injury, business litigation, and criminal defense. By Nace Naumoski.

http://yournjlawyer.com
  • Oct 28

    Analysis: The Legality of New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantine

    Analysis: The Legality of New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantine
    On October 24, 2014, New Jersey governor Chris Christie announced that individuals who came into contact with Ebola patients in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea would be subject to a mandatory 21-day quarantine…
  • Oct 11

    Why the Arrested Sayreville Football Players Should Not Be Tried As Adult

    Why the Arrested Sayreville Football Players Should Not Be Tried As Adult
    As news has come out that six Sayreville high school football players have been arrested for alleged sexual assaults against younger players as part of locker room hazing, the calls for retribution by various members of the community are…
  • Aug 8

    Court Holds Violent Rap Lyrics Inadmissible to Prove Motive

    Court Holds Violent Rap Lyrics Inadmissible to Prove Motive
    In the case of State v. Skinner, the New Jersey State Supreme Court held that it was reversible error for a trial court to admit graphically violent rap lyrics, written by the defendant the night before an alleged attempted murder, in order…
Rank this Week: 723

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Oct 28

    A Federal Court's Remark About Helmets May Pose A Hazard To Illinois Bicycle Crash Victim

    A Federal Court's Remark About Helmets May Pose A Hazard To Illinois Bicycle Crash Victim
    Sometimes a wayward comment by a Court can wreak all manner of havoc.  Recently, I came across such a remark in a federal case from the Northern District of Illinois which I fear could have a negative impact on bicycle crash cases filed…
  • Oct 13

    Steel Road Plates Need Not Pose Hazard To Bicyclist

    Steel Road Plates Need Not Pose Hazard To Bicyclist
    A bicyclist riding over steel road platesat Washington & Dearborn on Oct 10, 2014-- photo by Brendan KevenidesThe following article appeared on the Urban Velo blog on October 9, 2014.Steel road plates suck.  Ask any urban bicyclist…
  • Oct 9

    Police Looking For Semi Driver Who Critically Injured Chicago Bicyclist

    Police Looking For Semi Driver Who Critically Injured Chicago Bicyclist
    Chicago police have issued an alert, asking the public for help tracking down the driver of a white semi tractor who struck and critically injured a bicyclist on Tuesday afternoon in McKinley Park. Still photos taken from surveillance video…
Rank this Week: 487

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Attending Monthly Meeting Not a “Special Mission” – Workers’ Comp Benefits Denied

    Attending Monthly Meeting Not a “Special Mission” – Workers’ Comp Benefits Denied
    On many occasions, we have discussed whether an injury was suffered in the “scope and course” of employment, thus falling under the coverage of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Ordinarily, the commute to or from…
  • Oct 24

    Exciting Announcement Coming for Brilliant & Neiman LLC

    Exciting Announcement Coming for Brilliant & Neiman LLC
    You may have noticed the blog being a little more quiet this month. That is mostly due to the absence of cases from the Pennsylvania appellate courts dealing with PA workers' compensation issues. However, it is also due in part to some…
  • Oct 16

    Burden to Reinstate PA Workers’ Compensation Depends on Time of Injury Job

    Burden to Reinstate PA Workers’ Compensation Depends on Time of Injury Job
    When an injured worker in Pennsylvania goes back to work, at least with restrictions, he or she has some protection if the work comes to an end. An issue recently addressed by the Commonwealth Court of PA is whether the job one looks at (to…
Rank this Week: 647

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 28

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO
    The Supreme Court of Washington’s recent decision in Failla v. FixtureOne Corporation is noteworthy on two levels. First, it involved the surprising claim by a salesperson, Kristine Failla, that the CEO of her employer (FixtureOne) was…
  • Oct 27

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment
    Today, we discuss taxes – specifically, the taxation of severance payments.  It has long been recognized that severance payments are “income” to an employee, and that employers must withhold federal income taxes from…
  • Oct 27

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?
    Putting an imperious spin on a Woody Guthrie classic, I imagine Jimmy John’s singing, “This land is my land, this land is my land, from California to the New York island.” The sandwich giant has garnered a meaty amount of…
Rank this Week: 469

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?
    It is common in contested divorce cases for one or both parties to hire a family law attorney. Divorce attorneys are experts in the law; however, they are not all necessarily experts in specialized areas that some divorces involve.…
  • Oct 27

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?
    If you and/or your spouse are contemplating divorce, one of the initial considerations is whether you should file for divorce or wait for your spouse to file first. Specifically, is there an advantage or disadvantage to filing for divorce…
  • Oct 21

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality
    Gender neutral language has not always been present in the California Family Code. For instance, the current California Family Code Section 4323(a)(1) reads as follows: "Except as otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, there is a…
Rank this Week: 374

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Oct 28

    US GOVERNMENT ORDERING SUPPLIES IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM

    US GOVERNMENT ORDERING SUPPLIES IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM
    According to article on foxnews.com:  “A union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards, touching…
  • Oct 27

    IS AN EB-5 INVESTOR VISA RIGHT FOR YOU?

    IS AN EB-5 INVESTOR VISA RIGHT FOR YOU?
    Two of the simplest ways for a foreign national to obtain US permanent residence (green card) are through love (family-based) or money (investment-based).  Although there are other methods available, such as immigrating through…
  • Oct 25

    NEW FAQ ON HOW DENIED PERM REQUESTS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND APPEALS TO BALCA WILL BE HANDLED

    NEW FAQ ON HOW DENIED PERM REQUESTS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND APPEALS TO BALCA WILL BE HANDLED
    Below is a new PERM FAQ explaining how the DOL will handle Requests for Consideration where the original case decision has been upheld. CERTIFYING OFFICER REVIEW AND BOARD OF ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION APPEALS (BALCA) What recourse does…
Rank this Week: 716

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Oct 28

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Steven P. Grossman, Using the DNA Testing of Arrestees to Reevaluate Fourth Amendment Doctrine, 49 Valparaiso U. L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Elissa Philip, Learning About Ineffectiveness: Physicians’ Prescription Decisions Regarding Off-Label…
  • Oct 28

    Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone- State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interest

    Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone- State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interest
    Nurse Kaci Hickox is a powerful reminder that states must carefully balance patient’s liberty interests when crafting appropriate, reasonable responses to potential threats to public safety. Beginning with New York and New Jersey last…
  • Oct 27

    Hot off the press!

    Hot off the press!
    In this article, published today at the Illinois Law Review online, Jessica Roberts and I argue why the Medicaid expansion is a matter of social justice that must be taken seriously in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Here's the blurb…
Rank this Week: 592

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Oct 28

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective
    Dallas divorce attorney Michelle May O’Neil has a unique perspective because she practices both litigation and appeals in the Texas family law area. This helps her see a case not only as an advocate for the client’s position to…
  • Oct 14

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?
    Yes, family law appellate lawyers handle appeals to the Texas court of appeals or the Texas Supreme Court. We read records, write briefs, and make oral arguments.  We research rules and analyze case opinions. But, adding an appellate…
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
Rank this Week: 726

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Oct 28

    Investment Advisors: How Independent?

    Investment Advisors: How Independent?
    In a motion for rulings of law, the NPS Special Deputy Receiver seeks a judicial determination of two legal issues that could impact preneed trustees subject to the jurisdiction of the Eighth Circuit of Federal Court of Appeals: the…
  • Oct 25

    An immaterial witness: Doug Cassity

    An immaterial witness: Doug Cassity
    Doug doesn’t have much faith in the legion of attorneys retained by the country’s largest banks.  Mr. Cassity has filed a writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum that argues only he can effectively cross examine…
  • Oct 22

    The NPS Civil Trial: our first glimpse of the legal argument

    The NPS Civil Trial: our first glimpse of the legal argument
    In anticipation of a February trial date, a group from the fiduciary bank defendants has filed a motion for summary judgment in the Federal court that will try the NPS civil lawsuit.  The intent of the summary judgment request is to…
Rank this Week: 844

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 835

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Facebook pages have to be authenticated for use at trial

    Facebook pages have to be authenticated for use at trial
    Do law students appreciate how importance Evidence class is? Everything a litigator does requires consideration of the rules of evidence. A great case can fall apart if it depends on hearsay. And a great document may be useless if it is not…
  • Oct 24

    Another look at when discriminatory comments are enough to win the case

    Another look at when discriminatory comments are enough to win the case
    Many discrimination cases are won on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Some cases involve direct evidence, which certainly makes life easier for everyone in determining whether the plaintiff should win the case. The question then becomes…
  • Oct 23

    Rehabilitation facility must exhaust administrative requirements before suing in federal court

    Rehabilitation facility must exhaust administrative requirements before suing in federal court
    Litigation can be so exciting that sometimes we can't wait to file the lawsuit and get started on discovery, motion practice and all the other lawsuit-related activities that make life worth living. But sometimes you have to wait to exhaust…
Rank this Week: 817

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Oct 28

    HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline

    HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline
    --> Posted October 28, 2014 The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has launched a hotline to report cruelty and neglect, according to a HSUS release available here. Feedstuffs also published an article available here.The hotline will…
  • Oct 27

    Law Center to Host GMO Labeling Webinar

    Law Center to Host GMO Labeling Webinar
    Posted October 27, 2014 The Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will host the Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws: Overview and Status of Current Legal Issues webinar from 2:30 to 3:30 (EST) on Wednesday, November 19. Within the past decade,…
  • Oct 24

    Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulation

    Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulation
    --> Posted October 24, 2014 U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have requested that the newly released agriculture rule released in conjunction with the Waters of the United…
Rank this Week: 695

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Oct 28

    PBA Formal Opinion: Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media

    PBA Formal Opinion: Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media
    The PBA Ethics Committee issued a formal opinion on Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media (HT: Dan Siegel on Legal Intelligencer). The opinion is jam-packed with 18 pages of social media goodness on 10 main issues.Spoiler…
  • Oct 24

    More Transgender Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

    More Transgender Discrimination as Sex Discrimination
    Well, add another case to the growing body of law regarding whether transgender discrimination is sex discrimination. This time from the U.S. military. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued this Report of Prohibited Personnel Practice in…
  • Oct 15

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower
    Mark Toth from Manpower Group hosts this month's edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC for the hashtagging cool kids): Blog Carnival: Halloween Edition. Check it out!
Rank this Week: 614