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Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Are They Coming or Going? Employee Travel Can Trigger Workers’ Compensation Liability

    Are They Coming or Going? Employee Travel Can Trigger Workers’ Compensation Liability
    As a general rule, an employee who is injured while commuting to or from work is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, as the injuries are not deemed to be “in the course and scope of employment” by virtue of the…
  • Mar 23

    Employer Liability for Injuries Sustained by Temporary Agency Worker

    Employer Liability for Injuries Sustained by Temporary Agency Worker
    The use of temporary employees provided by agencies that supply laborers, secretaries, nurses or other skilled or unskilled workers to the public and private sector is increasing. Employers who use these temporary agency workers’ must…
  • Mar 20

    Scope of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law Examined

    Scope of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law Examined
    As if Counties could forget that Court employees are just a little different, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sent us another reminder when the Court held that the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law does not apply to judicial employees.…
Rank this Week: 994

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation
    OptoLum, Inc. v. Cree, Inc., No. CV-16-03828, 2017 WL 1057924 (D. Ariz. Mar. 21, 2017)The parties compete in the market for LED lights. OptoLum claims to be the inventor of technology used inside LED bulbs allowing them to have the look and…
  • Mar 24

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, No. 336 M.D. 2015, --- A.3d ----, 2017 WL 1075535 (Comm. Ct. Pa. Mar. 22, 2017)Golden Gate manages and operates 36 skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania.  The…
  • Mar 24

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A
    Ocheesee Creamery LLC v. Putnam, 2017 WL 1046104, --- F.3d ----, No. 16-12049 (11th Cir. Mar. 20, 2017)The Creamery here succeeded in its First Amendment claim to use the words “skim milk” to describe its product. The Creamery…
Rank this Week: 802

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/24

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/24
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was denied in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 3/20/17 and filed in Central New York Fair Business…
  • Mar 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/17
    The Tribal Supreme Court Project has added the following information:* The Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States – An Indian Law Perspective* Gorsuch:  Summary of Indian Law CasesFind at the Project…
  • Mar 10

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlAgua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (Tribal Water Rights - Groundwater)Desert Water Agency v. U.S. Department of the…
Rank this Week: 862

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Mar 24

    Leah Juliett marches on: It can’t be “revenge” when you did nothing wrong

    Leah Juliett marches on: It can’t be “revenge” when you did nothing wrong
    The amazing Leah Juliett slams “revenge porn” with her survivor poem, The Artist. She’s the New York performer-poet leading efforts to combat predatory discrimination and to promote cyber civil rights. CNN recently…
  • Mar 12

    Parenting in 10 words or less: thought-provoking compassion

    Parenting in 10 words or less: thought-provoking compassion
    Love & Logic posts as a handy refresher its one liners for getting children to think and to stop arguments. Jim Fay’s reference list includes these 5 favorites (excerpt): “Probably so.” “I bet it feels that…
  • Feb 23

    Extracting lies, with a little help from your mother

    Extracting lies, with a little help from your mother
    Craig Gray, a truly brilliant Renaissance man (and Grand Rapids’ own Krav Maga master), posted an effective tip from his PeaceWalker Program. “The Lie Detector” was inspired by the look given by a mother, and you too can use…
Rank this Week: 684

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    FINRA bars North Carolina Broker/Dealer for False Testimony, and Fabricated Document

    FINRA bars North Carolina Broker/Dealer for False Testimony, and Fabricated Document
    Frank H. Black and his Firm Southeast Investments NC failed to comply with applicable securities laws by retaining business related emails and to establish, maintain and enforce, supervisory systems. Southeast Investments N.C. which was…
  • Mar 16

    Morgan Stanley pays penalty after allegations of inverse ETF investment

    Morgan Stanley pays penalty after allegations of inverse ETF investment
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Feb. 14, 2017 that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will pay $8 million and admit wrongdoing after allegations related to single inverse ETF (exchange –traded fund) investments it…
  • Feb 24

    Large FINRA Arbitration Award Against UBS of Puerto Rico Regarding Bond Fund

    Large FINRA Arbitration Award Against UBS of Puerto Rico Regarding Bond Fund
    Blum Law Group, along with Place and Hanley, LLC is pleased to report a FINRA Arbitration Award against UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico relating to the crash of UBS closed end bond funds in 2013 which were sold to Puerto Rico…
Rank this Week: 433

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Mar 24

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn 24 February 2017, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Jamaica is the 97th Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention…
  • Mar 23

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation
    by Jeremy D. Morleywww.international-divorce.comThe Hague Convention has a role to play in international child relocation cases and in cases concerning international child visitation and travel. That role will on occasion be of great…
  • Mar 16

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan
    We are delighted that we helped to secure the return to California this week of a child who had been abducted to Taiwan.Taiwan is not a party to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and the Taiwanese judicial system would…
Rank this Week: 697

Virgin Islands Law Blog

Virgin Islands Law Blog

Covers U.S. Virgin Island law and politics. By Tom Bolt.

http://lawblog.vilaw.com/
  • Mar 24

    Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Customs Duties in U.S. Virgin Island

    Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Customs Duties in U.S. Virgin Island
    U.S. Virgin Islands Governor  Kenneth Mapp recently vetoed legislation that would have eliminated customs duties, while at the same time transferring money that would have been collected through a different provision in the proposed…
  • Mar 20

    The Economic Impact of Zika on the US Virgin Island

    The Economic Impact of Zika on the US Virgin Island
    Throughout 2016, there were widespread concerns among travelers about heading to the Caribbean region, as the Zika virus outbreak caused concern particularly among pregnant women. The mosquito-borne disease is linked to brain damage in…
  • Mar 15

    All Employers Must Use New I-9 Immigration Form

    All Employers Must Use New I-9 Immigration Form
    Ever since President Donald J. Trump and his administration took office in January, the White House has taken a hardline stance on immigration. As such, employers must be prepared for certain adjustments to their laws they must abide by when…
Rank this Week: 703

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

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

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 695

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    San Diego Community Grant Awarded to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform

    San Diego Community Grant Awarded to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform
    In San Diego, an advocacy group aimed at improving residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) has been awarded a $30,000 grant to undertake a community project in Southern California, according to a recent article in the California…
  • Mar 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident
    If you have an elderly loved one who lives in a nursing home in Oceanside or elsewhere in Southern California, do you need to be concerned about the risks of nursing home sexual abuse? According to a recent report from CNN News,…
  • Mar 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident
    If you have an elderly loved one who lives in a nursing home in Oceanside or elsewhere in Southern California, do you need to be concerned about the risks of nursing home sexual abuse? According to a recent report from CNN News,…
Rank this Week: 854

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Mar 23

    Twits & Stone

    Twits & Stone
    Well, so I’m a few minutes late getting to the party on this one. Okay, maybe it’s a few days. On the other hand, I don’t see any of you paying me to write these blog articles (he says with a wink). And people have been…
  • Mar 19

    “Fulfilling” the Warrant Clause

    “Fulfilling” the Warrant Clause
    Earlier today, Scott Greenfield1 wrote in “Fungible Judge and The General Warrant,” about what amounts to a general warrant. The warrant in question was requested by David Lindman, of the Edina Police Department, in Edina,…
  • Feb 13

    Meet the New Bo

    Meet the New Bo
    This morning, I find myself pondering words of woeful wisdom from the writer of Ecclesiastes. A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it…
Rank this Week: 594

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?
    Does the immigration status of someone injured in a car accident prohibit the person from filing a lawsuit to recover for damages? No. The United States Constitution guarantees all “persons” due process, regardless of immigration…
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?
    Does the immigration status of someone injured in a car accident prohibit the person from filing a lawsuit to recover for damages? No. The United States Constitution guarantees all “persons” due process, regardless of immigration…
  • Mar 21

    Washington Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Device

    Washington Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Device
    A Washington state measure to ban holding a phone while driving passed in the House a day after a similar measure passed in the Senate. House Bill 1371 received a 52-45 vote in the Democratic-controlled House Tuesday. Democratic Rep. Jessyn…
Rank this Week: 705

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 611

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Right to Fair and Impartial Trial Applies to Bench Trial

    Right to Fair and Impartial Trial Applies to Bench Trial
    In Paul McKernan v. Superintendent Smithfield SCI, 849 F.3d 557, the Third Circuit held that the right to a fair trial applies not only to jury trials, but also to bench trials.  This right cannot be waived. Therefore, a bench trial…
  • Mar 22

    Third Circuit reverses obstruction of justice enhancement where failure to appear for trial was not "willful"

    Third Circuit reverses obstruction of justice enhancement where failure to appear for trial was not "willful"
    United States v. Kenneth R. Douglas, Docket No. 15-1754 (3d Cir. Feb. 22, 2017)Defendant Kenneth Douglas was an airport employee who used his position and security clearance to help traffic more than 450 kilograms of cocaine from California…
  • Mar 22

    Third Circuit adopts "listening post" theory for wiretap intercepts under Title III

    Third Circuit adopts "listening post" theory for wiretap intercepts under Title III
    United States v. Dominique Jackson, Docket No. 14-3712 (3d Cir. Feb. 24, 2017)Defendant Dominique Jackson was convicted after trial for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. His primary contention on appeal was that the district court…
Rank this Week: 477

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

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

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case
    In SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., the United States Supreme Court held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for patent infringement damages brought within U.S.C…
  • Mar 16

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?
    I’ve written on numerous occasions in the past about celebrities who registered their own names as trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just the other week, I wrote about how UFC superstar Conor McGregor had…
  • Mar 9

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2
    The City of New York has reignited the battle over the trademark TAVERN ON THE GREEN. Last month the City of New York filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Tavern on the Green International LLC, the successor-in-interest to…
Rank this Week: 543

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

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

    Safety Institute Lists 15 Cars on Vehicle Safety Watch List, Jeep Takes Top 2 Spot

    Safety Institute Lists 15 Cars on Vehicle Safety Watch List, Jeep Takes Top 2 Spot
    The Safety Institute has released its Vehicle Safety Watch List, a result of research on the most dangerous vehicles on the road today. The Safety Institute is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for and educating consumers…
  • Dec 24

    Rules Related To Illinois’ Auto Insurance

    Rules Related To Illinois’ Auto Insurance
    Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident? If so, you may wonder how auto insurance comes into play. In brief, Illinois is defined as a fault car insurance state. What this means is that the person who is found to be at fault…
  • Dec 17

    A Game Plan to Prevent Drinking and Driving Accidents This Holiday Season

    A Game Plan to Prevent Drinking and Driving Accidents This Holiday Season
    The holiday season is in full swing, and for many people, this is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Over the coming weeks, many Americans will be attending or hosting more than one parties or get-together to catch up with their…
Rank this Week: 920

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 973

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 844

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 22

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?
    22 March 2017 Unless Congress acts in time, a critical part of EB-5 financing will lapse on April 28, 2017 The Regional Center program was enacted in 1991 as a “pilot project.” Since then, it has been renewed or extended many…
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
Rank this Week: 579

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 431

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 829

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer…

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers trucking accident news, safety issues, and legislative updates. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Truck Accidents Often Have Multiple Causes, and Potentially Multiple Responsible Partie

    Truck Accidents Often Have Multiple Causes, and Potentially Multiple Responsible Partie
    Large trucks are complex machines with many interacting systems. When any one of a truck’s systems breaks down, the driver of the truck may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of causing an accident. In some cases, a…
  • Mar 15

    Financial Recovery after Serious and Fatal Truck Accident

    Financial Recovery after Serious and Fatal Truck Accident
    Whenever anyone is injured in a serious or fatal truck accident, the injured party or their family may be eligible for monetary compensation upon a showing that the semi-truck driver’s negligence was the cause of the accident and of…
  • Mar 8

    The Dangers of Inattentive or Distracted Truck Driver

    The Dangers of Inattentive or Distracted Truck Driver
    Truck drivers operate some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, and as a result they have a heightened duty to those with whom they share the road. One of truck drivers’ most obvious duties is to safely operate their vehicles…
Rank this Week: 763

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    GODORT prisoner locator update

    GODORT prisoner locator update
    GODORT, the ALA section of government documents librarians, maintains the State Agency Databases Project and, as a subsection, the Prisoner Locator Tools page on the State Agencies website. They recently updated the url for that site, which…
  • Mar 21

    Unpaywall helps find free online papers/article

    Unpaywall helps find free online papers/article
    A new Chrome extension called "Unpaywall", though still being tweaked, is available - the official release is April 4th. It searches Open Access sites for accessible materials that are known to be behind paywalls. The organization behind…
  • Mar 20

    Alternative law school ranking system

    Alternative law school ranking system
    The Volokh Conspiracy blog has a post titled "This law school ranking system is much better than U.S. News," by David Bernstein. The related paper, A De Gustibus Approach to Ranking Law Schools by Christopher J. Ryan and Brian L. Frye, is…
Rank this Week: 835

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Mar 22

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?
    Transport Canada just put in force an order regarding the recreational use of model aircraft, enforceable by a $3,000 fine. Details are in the graphic below and on the Transport Canada Web site. Operation of a drone over 35 kg, or for…
  • Mar 15

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call
    Have you ever been tempted to play along with scammers that phone just to see where it goes and to give them some grief?  Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook did that and more. They sought out scammers who…
  • Mar 3

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar
    I’m one of 3 speakers at a seminar on privacy and cyber security on the morning of April 21. Topics include evolving privacy legal issues, examples of cyber security exploits, and how to manage the risk. More information and a…
Rank this Week: 652

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    How You Can Be Charged With “Distributing” Child Pornography

    How You Can Be Charged With “Distributing” Child Pornography
    Most people think of “distributing” child pornography as a large-scale operation that allows viewers access child pornographic images and videos either by hosting files on a website or through using a file-sharing…
  • Mar 19

    Immigrants Engage in Crime at Lower Rates than US Born

    Immigrants Engage in Crime at Lower Rates than US Born
    At a campaign rally in Springfield, Ohio on October 27, 2016, President Donald Trump charged that “thousands of Americans have been killed by illegal immigrants.”   During his joint address to Congress on March 10, President…
  • Mar 16

    Inmate Charged With Federal Homicide Nixes Plea Deal

    Inmate Charged With Federal Homicide Nixes Plea Deal
    A decision to plead guilty is a difficult one, especially when a criminal defendant is facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole. In 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court in Kercheval v. United States said that “a plea…
Rank this Week: 951

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Mar 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
Rank this Week: 732

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Why don't TV/film studios and producers accept unsolicited material?

    Why don't TV/film studios and producers accept unsolicited material?
    Why Do TV Networks Have 'No Unsoliciated Materials' Policies? One reason:LAWSUITS. Networks do not want to get sued because you thought they stole your idea. When creators pitch an undeveloped idea anybody could have come up with ... they…
  • Oct 7

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent
    ScreenwritingU is offering a free teleconference on a topic many new screenwriters have lots of questions about - how to land an agent. Sign up here.
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed
    Tips for Starting a Side Business from balance.com include:[C]onsider running your business as a part-time operation alongside your current job... understand and follow your employment contract to the letter, especially if it makes reference…
Rank this Week: 834

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Mar 21

    Meet Joseph Spada: Controversial, Trendsetting Leader, Educator, and Paralegal Career Change Agent

    Meet Joseph Spada: Controversial, Trendsetting Leader, Educator, and Paralegal Career Change Agent
    Meet a leader: Joseph Spada, Director of Paralegal Certificate Studies, Boston University. Joe plays a significant role in leading and teaching paralegals who are entering the field. If you think back on significant people who influenced your…
  • Mar 1

    Where Do I Go From Here? Alternative Careers for Paralegal

    Where Do I Go From Here? Alternative Careers for Paralegal
    When I ask a paralegal “What's the next step in your career”, they inevitably tell me what they don’t want. “I don’t want a major firm.” “I don’t want litigation.” “I don’t…
  • Feb 28

    Where Do I Go From Here? Alternative Careers for Paralegal

    Where Do I Go From Here? Alternative Careers for Paralegal
    When I ask a paralegal “What's the next step in your career”, they inevitably tell me what they don’t want. “I don’t want a major firm.” “I don’t want litigation.” “I don’t…
Rank this Week: 795

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    The political economy of California agriculture

    The political economy of California agriculture
    “Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job.” Trump’s immigration crackdown is supposed to help U.S. citizens. For California farmers, it’s worsening a desperate labor shortage. By…
  • Mar 10

    David A. Cleveland’s Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture (2014)

    David A. Cleveland’s Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture (2014)
     Below is a substantial excerpt from the Introduction to David A. Cleveland’s Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture(Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014). I hope it entices you to read the book,…
  • Mar 7

    California’s chronic water shortage does not bode well for its agriculture

    California’s chronic water shortage does not bode well for its agriculture
    “Our wild, wet winter doesn’t change this reality —California will be short of water forever”By Jay Famiglietti and Michelle Miro* for the Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2017[….] All winter, Californians have been…
Rank this Week: 474

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Mar 21

    Annual Blog Hiatu

    Annual Blog Hiatu
    It’s time for my annual blog hiatus. The annual Bozo Tax Tips have been written and will start appearing around April 1st. I’ll be back with new blog content about April 21st. (If something truly momentous happens in the tax world…
  • Mar 20

    Do Not Blindly Pay IRS Notices, Reason ∞

    Do Not Blindly Pay IRS Notices, Reason ∞
    One of my clients angrily sent me a message today. She received an IRS Automated Underreporting Unit (AUR) notice alleging that she did not include $50,000 of W-2Gs on her 2015 tax return. She’s a professional gambler, so I looked at…
  • Mar 15

    The Other March 15th Deadline

    The Other March 15th Deadline
    Today’s the deadline for filing partnership and S-Corporation returns. An extension is available by filing Form 7004. Most (but not all) states grant an automatic extension. Do realize that if your state charges a tax for your entity…
Rank this Week: 643

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member
    We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a "fiduciary duty" to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?...
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES
    A few months ago we informed you that both houses of Congress voted unanimously to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which, in part, required FHA to lower the required percentage of owner occupied units in…
  • Nov 28

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
Rank this Week: 972

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Mar 21

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure
    A breach of a printing company system shows the exposure to third party breaches, and the importance of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) for protection from situations outside…
  • Mar 7

    One Third of US Companies Breached

    One Third of US Companies Breached
    According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 34% of [large] US companies were breached in the 12 months prior to the survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important…
  • Mar 2

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good
    Expert hackers are good, and can quickly breach most targets, according to a survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important additional protection.
Rank this Week: 390

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment
    Source: Channel News Asia (19 March 2017)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/erdogan-sees-turkey-parliament-restoring-capital-punishment/3606628.htmlISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (Mar 18) he expected…
  • Mar 14

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly
    Source: The Japan Times (12 March 2017)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/12/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-says-uses-death-penalty-sparingly/#.WMfSXPnyvIUBEIJING – China’s chief justice said Sunday that his…
  • Mar 10

    Philippine House approves reinstating death penalty

    Philippine House approves reinstating death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (8 March 2017)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-house-approves-reinstating-death-penaltyThe Philippine House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a Bill to reinstate the death…
Rank this Week: 523

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 908

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 625

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Biological Connections Do Not Guarantee Rights to Custody

    Biological Connections Do Not Guarantee Rights to Custody
    It may sound like a Hollywood movie script, but actor Jason Patric is in a real-life battle for custody of his child. Mr. Patric may have won the first round when California courts agreed that he was in fact the legal parent of the child who…
  • Mar 6

    Saving Your Credit Rating Through Divorce

    Saving Your Credit Rating Through Divorce
    Most people work hard to establish a good credit rating and even harder to maintain it once it is achieved. To have a good credit score jeopardized by the actions of another person would be devastating, but that’s what could happen if a…
  • Feb 20

    Take Steps to Avoid Losing the Family Business to Divorce

    Take Steps to Avoid Losing the Family Business to Divorce
    Family-owned or controlled businesses are an important segment of the American economy. They account for about 90% of all American businesses, from large retailers like Walmart to small mom-and-pop shops, and produce more than half of the…
Rank this Week: 520

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 421

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 449

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 19

    The Horror!!!!!

    The Horror!!!!!
    If I had Secret Service drivers and lead, trail, and outrider vehicles to stop cross traffic, i would not use carseats either. Hell, i would forego  seat belts too. Well, maybe not on the Beltway-those drivers are crazy.…
  • Mar 18

    WaPo Fake New

    WaPo Fake New
    So. A significant paper makes a who purports to be a non-partisan  reporter of news makes a claim that is unsubstantiated by facts. But it is not "fake news."…
  • Mar 18

    Color Me Shocked

    Color Me Shocked
    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=368901______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs & Stepover
Rank this Week: 875

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 911

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Mar 18

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law
    Chong and MariLyn Yim live with their three children in a triplex in Seattle. The only way they can afford to live in Seattle is to rent out the other two units. The Yim family shares yard space with the renters. The children are occasionally…
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
  • Dec 29

    Wife Not Named in Eviction

    Wife Not Named in Eviction
    A husband and wife owned a home that was foreclosed. The wife moved out months prior to the foreclosure auction. The purchasers at the foreclosure auction served legal notices on the husband, but did not name the wife in the notices. The…
Rank this Week: 638

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
Rank this Week: 863

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/
  • Mar 17

    What Good is Copyright If You Have to Register to Sue?

    What Good is Copyright If You Have to Register to Sue?
    Dear Rich: What does copyright "protection" mean if I don't have a work registered and therefore cannot file a lawsuit?The term "copyright protection" is misleading as it implies that  a defensive shield has been installed around your…
  • Mar 8

    It Takes Two to Research Tango Photo

    It Takes Two to Research Tango Photo
    Dear Rich: I need to identify the copyright owner(s) of a collection of photos related to the Argentinian dance tango. The intention is to use those photos –- mostly if not all of them -- in Argentina, in a book of mine. Can you suggest…
  • Mar 1

    How Long Does My Permission Agreement Last?

    How Long Does My Permission Agreement Last?
    Dear Rich: During my graduate research in the mid 1990's. I interviewed individuals that were appropriate and that agreed to participate in my study. I have signed and dated permissions forms that explicitly inform the participant that their…
Rank this Week: 916

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Covers climate change, greenhouse gases, and environmental regulations. By Silverberg Zalantis LLP.

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Mar 17

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program
    The President released the proposed Federal budget this week, which carries recommendations that funding for numerous programs relating to combating climate change be unfunded.
  • Dec 25

    NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2016

    NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2016
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been issuing a "Report Card" noting temperatures, ice melt, biodiversity and other issues relating to the status of the Arctic since 2006.
  • Nov 1

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    The interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience issued a report outlining opportunities to coordinate among federal agencies, along with state and local stakeholders in developing resiliency strategies.
Rank this Week: 605

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Five Big Mistakes People Make When Trying to Renegotiate Child Custody and Visitation Agreement

    Five Big Mistakes People Make When Trying to Renegotiate Child Custody and Visitation Agreement
    In the months or years following a divorce, as life situations change for parents and children, renegotiations of child custody and visitation agreements are quite common. However, if you enter into negotiations ill-prepared, you could end up…
  • Mar 11

    How Would a Stricter Immigration Policy Impact International Divorces?

    How Would a Stricter Immigration Policy Impact International Divorces?
    Throughout his election campaign, President Trump repeatedly promised to crack down on illegal immigration—a promise recently reinforced by statements to the press in the aftermath of terrorist acts abroad. This naturally raises the…
  • Feb 28

    The Art of Forgiveness After Divorce – Six Quotes to Inspire and Empower You

    The Art of Forgiveness After Divorce – Six Quotes to Inspire and Empower You
    When you’re going through the pain and difficulty of a divorce, the last thing you usually want to think about is forgiveness. Unless your break-up is especially amicable, you are likely nursing more than a few offenses against your ex…
Rank this Week: 935

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Mar 17

    CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2017 LEGAL RANKINGS RELEASED

    CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2017 LEGAL RANKINGS RELEASED
    Karel Frielink ranked Band 1 again Once again I have been selected as a ranked lawyer in Chambers Global 2017 identifying me as one of the best lawyers in the Dutch Caribbean. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and…
  • Feb 24

    DE ONVRIJWILLIGE ONTBINDING VAN RECHTSPERSONEN

    DE ONVRIJWILLIGE ONTBINDING VAN RECHTSPERSONEN
    Kan bij beschikking van de Kamer van Koophandel De regeling op grond waarvan de Kamer van Koophandel en Nijverheid de ontbinding van rechtspersonen kan bewerkstelligen is in Curaçao met ingang van 28 december 2016 sterk…
  • Feb 2

    EEN OVEREENKOMST MET HET LAND?

    EEN OVEREENKOMST MET HET LAND?
    Let op de Comptabiliteitsverordening 1989 Uit een kort gedingvonnis van 26 januari 2017 van het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg te Aruba (ECLI:NL:OGEAA:2017:54) blijkt nog maar weer eens dat de overheid (in dit geval het Land Aruba) niet (zomaar) is…
Rank this Week: 806