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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 23

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer
    ​Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would increase the cost…
  • Apr 22

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?
    The answer is not a simple yes or no.  Yet, a federal circuit court of appeals, in a positive ruling for employers, recently held that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when regular predictable attendance is an essential…
  • Apr 20

    Fighting Human Trafficking

    Fighting Human Trafficking
    Last week, Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a consumer alert to Californians about how to find information on the efforts companies are taking to stop and prevent human trafficking and slavery in their product supply chains. Attorney…
Rank this Week: 437

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Peckey v. Bank of America, N.A. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Peckey v. Bank of America, N.A. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 10, 2015Opinion by: Richard D. BennettHoldings:  The Court denied Defendant Loan Servicer’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims for violations of three statutes: 1) the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…
  • Apr 14

    Payne v. Erie Insurance Exchange (Md. Ct. of Appeals)

    Payne v. Erie Insurance Exchange (Md. Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed:  March 30, 2015Opinion by:  Robert N. McDonaldHolding:  Where the first permittee is not present in the vehicle, omnibus coverage does not extend to a second permittee if that driver deviates from an authorized…
  • Apr 14

    In Re: MTBE Products Liability Litigation (New York U.S.D.C.)

    In Re: MTBE Products Liability Litigation (New York U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 30, 2015Opinion by: Shira A. ScheindlinSummary:  In a case involving multiple jurisdictions, a federal court held that in the absence of a federal question, the laws of the forum state should control, in this case…
Rank this Week: 481

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF
    It began with an anonymous court filing pitting “John Doe” against “Jane Doe.” It didn’t take long for Jane and John to be identified publicly as Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and creator of the Onion…
  • Apr 8

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate
    There's nothing like a hit song to keep heirs dancing down the road to the bank -- even when that song wasn't written, composed, or sung by the celebrity singer who died. The heirs of Marvin Gaye hit it big with a judgment against Robin…
  • Mar 30

    "Was He A Hero?" And Other Questions Surround Chris Kyle's Estate - The American Sniper

    "Was He A Hero?" And Other Questions Surround Chris Kyle's Estate - The American Sniper
    As the movie, American Sniper, enjoys box office success, questions and controversies surround the estate of Chris Kyle. One of his biggest critics is Jesse Ventura, the always-outspoken former professional wrestler and potential presidential…
Rank this Week: 451

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 23

    Iowa Man Acquitted of Charges of Sexual Abuse of Wife With Alzheimer’

    Iowa Man Acquitted of Charges of Sexual Abuse of Wife With Alzheimer’
    On Wednesday, April 22, 78-year-old Henry Rayhons of Iowa who is a farmer and former Republican state legislator was found not guilty of charges that he sexually abused his wife, Donna Rayhons, while she was in a nursing home and suffered…
  • Apr 15

    Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Two College Students on Florida Beach Over Spring Break

    Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Two College Students on Florida Beach Over Spring Break
    Recently, two Troy University students were arrested in regards to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in March over spring break at Panama City Beach in Florida, according to an article at the New York Times. News reports claim a…
  • Apr 14

    Massage Envy Client in Los Angeles Claims Sexual Assault

    Massage Envy Client in Los Angeles Claims Sexual Assault
    Recently, a 25-year-old woman who visited a Massage Envy location in Los Angeles claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the 67-year-old massage therapist giving her a massage. According to a news article at CBS, the massage therapist,…
Rank this Week: 508

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    Podcast: Forrest “Woody” Mosten on Building a Collaborative Practice

    Podcast: Forrest “Woody” Mosten on Building a Collaborative Practice
    Forrest “Woody” Mosten, an internationally renowned collaborative professional and mediator and author of the Collaborative Divorce Handbook, The Complete Guide to Mediation, and Unbundling Legal Services, was recently in Tampa to…
  • Apr 19

    2015 Florida Alimony Reform – Proposed Factors for Alimony

    2015 Florida Alimony Reform – Proposed Factors for Alimony
    In a previous post, I wrote about Florida House Bill 943 and the proposed alimony guidelines contained in the bill.  Florida currently has no guidelines for alimony, and the bill creates formulas which would implement presumptive ranges…
  • Apr 5

    Tampa Bay Times Article on 2015 Florida Collaborative Divorce Bill

    Tampa Bay Times Article on 2015 Florida Collaborative Divorce Bill
    The Tampa Bay Times recently published an article on collaborative divorce.  The article quotes four local collaborative professionals (attorneys Ingrid Hooglander, Tanya O’Conner, and Mark Moon, and psychologist Rachel Moskowitz),…
Rank this Week: 468

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    What Is A "Motor Vehicle" In An Insurance Policy

    What Is A "Motor Vehicle" In An Insurance Policy
    Duncanville insurance lawyers will find that the definitions in insurance policies often have their own meaning. So, what is the definition of "motor vehicle" as it relates to an insurance policy? A 1977, Texas Supreme Court opinion…
  • Apr 21

    Hail Damage Claims And Delay In Payment

    Hail Damage Claims And Delay In Payment
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers handling hail damage claims as well as any other insurance claims need to read this 2004, Texas Supreme Court opinion. It is styled, Republic Underwriters Insurance Co. v. Mex-Tex, Inc. This is a first part…
  • Apr 19

    Grand Prairie Insurance Lawyer Proving Claim

    Grand Prairie Insurance Lawyer Proving Claim
    Here is how at least one Grand Prairie insurance lawyer would prove a claim related to property damage. By looking at the 2011, Texas Supreme Court case, Reid Road MUD No. 2 v. Speedy Stop Food Stores, Ltd. In this...
Rank this Week: 480

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie
    If you were involved in a rear-end collision and now your neck hurts, you may have the injury known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is a serious injury that is associated with sudden impacts that cause a person’s body to move…
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 517

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?
    The Court of Appeals recently released an extensive opinion in a Tennessee car accident case, full of issues regarding evidence and trial questions. Three of the findings in this opinion are critical for tort lawyers to familiarize themselves…
  • Apr 21

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court
    The Tennessee Supreme Court is currently reviewing the twelve cases of interest to Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death lawyers.  Click on the “continue reading”link to see the full list. 1.  Action Chiropractic…
  • Apr 21

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction
    At what point do email blasts from one state into another allow a defendant to be sued in the state where the emails were sent (and where the plaintiff resides)? Plaintiff lived in Illinois and was injured at a ski resort in Wisconsin.…
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • Apr 23

    Proxy Contests Tick Up in 2015

    Proxy Contests Tick Up in 2015
    Here’s news from Chris Cernich and Cristiano Guerra in ISS’s Special Situations Research: Thus far, 2015 is on track to be a record year for the number of U.S. proxy contests going to a vote, according to an analysis by ISS’…
  • Apr 22

    Preserving Net Operating Losses (NOL) Carryforward: Your Action Item

    Preserving Net Operating Losses (NOL) Carryforward: Your Action Item
    Many are getting inquires about NOL pills now that a lot of companies have turned the corner. In 2014, the number of companies adopting NOL Rights Plans hit a three-year high and a tie for the most such adoptions in any year since 1998, the…
  • Apr 21

    Shareholder Activism: Are You Prepared? PwC Wants to Assess You

    Shareholder Activism: Are You Prepared? PwC Wants to Assess You
    In this blog, “The Activist Investor” pushes back against PwC’s recent report on activist investors…
Rank this Week: 529

The Law Offices of Gordon P.…

The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

Covers art, entertainment law, film finance and intellectual property.

http://firemark.com
Rank this Week: 520

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero
    In the Game of Thrones universe, being born out of wedlock results in significant negative social and legal consequences. A “bastard” – a term frequently used in the Seven Kingdoms, although no longer considered appropriate…
  • Apr 22

    A Succession Crisi

    A Succession Crisi
    The land of Westeros, the fictional kingdom of the TV show Game of Thrones, is experiencing a succession crisis. The King, Robert Baratheon, is dead, survived by no fewer than 20 children. However, most of his issue are illegitimate or…
  • Apr 22

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account
    Listen to Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and accounts Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss administration and accounting obligations with respect to digital assets and…
Rank this Week: 523

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 22

    Do Lower Gasoline Prices Signal A New Wave Of FLSA Actions In The Energy Industry?

    Do Lower Gasoline Prices Signal A New Wave Of FLSA Actions In The Energy Industry?
    We are all happy with the falling gasoline prices we have experienced, but, as lawyers, we (seemingly) always look for the dark spot in the sky. Some commentators are positing that the sharp drop in oil prices may trigger an increase in Fair…
  • Apr 20

    Employees With “Meaningful Managerial Authority” Cannot Participate In A Tip Pool

    Employees With “Meaningful Managerial Authority” Cannot Participate In A Tip Pool
    The New York State Appellate Division, Third Department, recently reaffirmed the proposition that under New York law employees with meaningful managerial authority cannot participate in a tip pool.  See Marzovilla v. New York State…
  • Apr 16

    Gawker FLSA Collective Action Illustrates Clash of Technology and Law

    Gawker FLSA Collective Action Illustrates Clash of Technology and Law
    When a class is certified in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, the employer turns over names and addresses and the opt-in letters go out.  Nowadays, there is a distinct variation on this theme.  I have often commented…
Rank this Week: 487

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 22

    It’s National County Government (and Poetry) Month

    It’s National County Government (and Poetry) Month
    Hat tip to Gallagher blogs, the ever vigilant and ever playful, law librarians at the University of Washington. “National County Government Month April is the cruellest month,” wrote T. S. Eliot. If you’re a fan of Eliot,…
  • Apr 20

    New Multnomah Law Library Website: Services, Databases, Catalog and More

    New Multnomah Law Library Website: Services, Databases, Catalog and More
    “The library is a growing organism.” [Ranganathan, the fifth of “Five Laws of Library Science”] Visit the new website of the Multnomah Law Library for your legal research adventures. Note that Saturday…
  • Apr 17

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

    Oregon “Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,”
    “Oregon Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,“ by Martha Neil, ABA Journal News, April 16, 2015 “An Oregon jury has awarded nearly $240,000 to a Rogue River couple who said they had to listen to…
Rank this Week: 530

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Apr 21

    RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES. . .

    RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES. . .
    …50 years ago. NEW YORK - Bill Epton stood before the court at his sentencing hearing and delivered the fiery speech “We accuse.” In it Epton, a community organizer, accused the government of violating his First Amendment…
  • Apr 13

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"
    “Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, PhD University of Ottawa   Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New Haven…
  • Mar 27

    Excuse me, this book has a hare in it.

    Excuse me, this book has a hare in it.
    Part of the fun in dealing with older materials is coming across the occasional doodle or illustration added to the margins. This charming little creature comes from Decisiones antiquae et novae Rotae romanae (Old and new decisions of the…
Rank this Week: 447

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 21

    Freispruch für mutmaßlichen Besteller von Dopingmitteln

    Freispruch für mutmaßlichen Besteller von Dopingmitteln
    Allein aufgrund der Kundenliste können Besteller von Dopingmitteln, verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamenten oder Betäubungsmitteln nicht verurteilt werden. Dopingmittel, verschreibungspflichtige Arzneimittel oder Drogen...
  • Mar 23

    Deal: Mitteilungspflicht des Vorsitzenden dient auch der Kontrolle durch die Öffentlichkeit

    Deal: Mitteilungspflicht des Vorsitzenden dient auch der Kontrolle durch die Öffentlichkeit
    Werden wesentliche Inhalte eines (erfolglosen) Verständigungsgesprächs nicht mitgeteilt, kann der Grundsatz des fairen Verfahrens verletzt sein. Mit dem Verständigungsgesetz aus...
  • Mar 10

    Freispruch für Finanzstaatssekretär Bäumer

    Freispruch für Finanzstaatssekretär Bäumer
    Nach rund achtjährigem Ermittlungsverfahren geht das Untreue-Verfahren gegen Bäumer mit einem Freispruch zu Ende. Seit gut eineinhalb Jahren läuft der...
Rank this Week: 531

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    The Destination Divorce

    The Destination Divorce
    I have just read a fascinating article at Quartz (qz.com) regarding the destination divorce. Here is the set up from the article. Before no-fault divorce, getting a divorce was much more burdensome. “In general, before no-fault, you…
  • Apr 9

    Catholic Divorce

    Catholic Divorce
    Every religion has its dogma and practice regarding divorce.  That includes the Catholic Church.  With a billion+ catholics around the world, the effect of Catholic policy has an impact on divorce practice. A recent…
  • Mar 31

    John Harding Speaks at Spain Program

    John Harding Speaks at Spain Program
    Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding enjoyed the privilege of appearing as a speaker at the European Chapter meeting of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Conducted in Seville, Spain in March, the…
Rank this Week: 471

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 21

    March 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    March 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    March 2015 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2015-march/ Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder dialogue…
  • Apr 20

    Targeting Safe Harbors to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem

    Targeting Safe Harbors to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem
    Last week, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its 2015 Digital Music Report—an annual state of the industry update for digital recorded music. Included in the report, along with year-over-year…
  • Apr 20

    Targeting the DMCA to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem

    Targeting the DMCA to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem
    Last week, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its 2015 Digital Music Report—an annual state of the industry update for digital recorded music. Included in the report, along with year-over-year…
Rank this Week: 507

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    DUI May Not Be the Worst Charge for Senator’s Brother

    DUI May Not Be the Worst Charge for Senator’s Brother
    What could be worse than getting picked up for a Los Angeles DUI? Getting picked up in Nevada while driving under the influence and carrying a gun–and then punching a state trooper in the face. Under those circumstances, being the…
  • Apr 15

    No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrest

    No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrest
    People involved in Los Angeles DUI cases–and in DUI cases across the country–often allege that the cops who have charged them have lied about the evidence that was used against them. Whether that’s true or not, drivers in…
  • Apr 13

    Driving High Could Get You a DUI

    Driving High Could Get You a DUI
    California’s police officers don’t yet have to worry about issuing a DUI in Los Angeles for someone who is driving erratically after legally smoking marijuana in the state. (They’ve undoubtedly arrested many for that offense…
Rank this Week: 452

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 439

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for retail employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    April 22 Complimentary Webinar Concerning EEOC Wellness Regulation

    April 22 Complimentary Webinar Concerning EEOC Wellness Regulation
    To register for this complimentary webinar, please click here. I’d like to recommend an upcoming complimentary webinar, “EEOC Wellness Regulations – What Do They Mean for Employer-Sponsored Programs? (April 22, 2015, 12:00…
  • Apr 19

    EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments to ADA Regulation

    EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments to ADA Regulation
    My colleagues Frank C. Morris, Jr., Adam C. Solander, and August Emil Huelle co-authored a Health Care and Life Sciences Client Alert concerning the EEOC’s proposed amendments to its ADA regulations and it is a topic of interest to many…
  • Apr 7

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Final Rule Enjoined in Some State

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Final Rule Enjoined in Some State
    One day before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) same-sex spouse final rule took effect on March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered a preliminary…
Rank this Week: 472

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Apr 20

    Leading Lawyers to Leadership

    Leading Lawyers to Leadership
    “Leading New Lawyers: Leadership and Legal Education,” a short essay that I posted to SSRN last week, describes a short course in leadership that grows out of some earlier thoughts posted to this blog, and which I teach here at…
  • Mar 16

    Blurred Copyright Line

    Blurred Copyright Line
    The Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” verdict is in; the hand-wringing has begun (see the selection of commentary below). My reactions, as a non-musical copyright teacher: 1/ If musical traditions of…
  • Feb 25

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality
    A fish is no doubt an object that is tangible,” but a fish is not a “tangible object” for purposes of Section 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. That’s the Supreme Court of the United States, in Yates v. United States,…
Rank this Week: 467

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement
                General Notes: The purchase/sale agreement is probably the most misunderstood, but most important document utilized in a real estate transaction. Some of the unwary mistakenly…
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
Rank this Week: 477

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 492

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    City Council Forum

    City Council Forum
  • Apr 20

    In the Lead

    In the Lead
    Source: CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.com
  • Apr 16

    Denver neighbors concerned about planned methadone clinic on E. Colfax

    Denver neighbors concerned about planned methadone clinic on E. Colfax
     A planned medical clinic serving recovering drug addicts on East Colfax Avenue has upset some nearby residents, who are angry about, among other things, the proximity to Denver East High School. The Denver Recovery Group, 2822 E.…
Rank this Week: 512

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 20

    Fraudulent Conversion of Money To Homestead in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Fraudulent Conversion of Money To Homestead in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is very hard on wealthy debtors. In a Florida Chapter 7 bankruptcy case decided last month (March) a bankruptcy court applied the 10 year look-back provided for in Section 522 of the U.S.  Bankruptcy Code to deny a homestead…
  • Apr 13

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption
    A caller said the local property appraiser took away her homestead tax exemption after neighbors complained the owner was renting rooms to tourist for short-term occupancy. The caller asks whether losing the tax exemption automatically…
  • Apr 6

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?
    A client has a new tech company with what he describes as a valuable copyright. His ex-partner sued him in Virginia federal court and obtained a large judgment which the ex-partner domesticated in Florida. The creditor registered a judgment…
Rank this Week: 518

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

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

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Apr 20

    FINRA Named As Defendant In Case Alleging Altered Electronic File

    FINRA Named As Defendant In Case Alleging Altered Electronic File
    Today's BrokeAndBroker.com Blog discusses a civil Complaint involving the somewhat esoteric legal issue of "spoliation," which involves the alleged destruction or alteration of evidence. Although that doesn't necessarily sound like a…
  • Apr 20

    SEC Awards Compliance Officer Million Dollar Whistleblower Bounty

    SEC Awards Compliance Officer Million Dollar Whistleblower Bounty
    On April 22, 2015, the Securities And Exchange Commission announced it was awarding to a compliance professional a whistleblower award of between $1.4 and $1.6 million. According to the SEC's Press Release "SEC Announces Million-Dollar…
  • Apr 20

    FINRA Arbitrators Expunge Customer Settlement Contribution From Merrill Lynch Broker

    FINRA Arbitrators Expunge Customer Settlement Contribution From Merrill Lynch Broker
    Among the false perceptions that many have is the reliability of so-called official records. If it's something maintained by a regulator, we tend to believe that there are so many levels of checks and balances that a falsehood would not…
Rank this Week: 483

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…
    The Master of the Rolls has announced guideline hourly rates (GHRs) are to be frozen at their 2010 levels indefinitely as there is no prospect of proper evidence being produced to justify a revision. This may not be entirely bad ……
  • Mar 30

    Drafting time

    Drafting time
    Further to my post yesterday, the time claimed for drafting the three virtually identical Notices of Funding was a total of three hours (one hour for each). Did you guess correctly? Being charitable, I suppose it is possible the fee ……
  • Mar 29

    Drafting Notice of Funding

    Drafting Notice of Funding
    I’m currently dealing with a case where the claimants’ solicitors were acting for three claimants arising out of the same incident. Same fee earner dealing with each claim. Notices of Funding were prepared; one for each of the…
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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
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idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
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Aimee's Rabies Medical Exemption

Aimee's Rabies Medical Exemption

Covers news and developments about rabies medical exemptions for sick and senior pets.

http://www.aimeeslaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Canine Influenza Outbreak: Keep Your Dogs Safe

    Canine Influenza Outbreak: Keep Your Dogs Safe
    Dr. Jean Dodds tells us that limiting exposure to other dogs in public venues is the best way to keep your dogs safe from the canine influenza outbreak.Cornell University issued a press release on April 12, 2015 that states that the ongoing …
  • Mar 31

    Rabies Challenge Fund: Five-Year DOI Study Result

    Rabies Challenge Fund: Five-Year DOI Study Result
    It seemed a long uphill climb for the Rabies Challenge Fund in 2005 when it formed a 501(c)3 organization to privately fund a rabies vaccine duration of immunity study.Rabies vaccine manufacturers would not take on the challenge; a study…
  • Mar 24

    Heartworm Prevention - Proceed With Caution

    Heartworm Prevention - Proceed With Caution
    Dr. Jean Dodds, among the foremost pet health experts in the world, has weighed in on the pro's and con's of monthly heartworm preventative.As a rule, most of these drugs are well tolerated by a healthy animal. But as a rule, heartworm…
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Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Apr 17

    Innovation and Inequality: Conservative and Libertarian Perspectives 2-21-2015

    Innovation and Inequality: Conservative and Libertarian Perspectives 2-21-2015
    We are in an age of accelerating technology but many fear we are also in an age of growing inequality. Does the fast pace of innovation pose a threat to social stability? Many fear that machines will take away jobs from the less skilled and…
  • Apr 17

    Innovation and Health Care 2-21-2015

    Innovation and Health Care 2-21-2015
    Given that everyone is getting older and more prone to disease, medical innovation is one of the most important measures, if not the most important measure, of a successful health policy. Technological acceleration, including advances in…
  • Apr 17

    Current Issues in Patent Law and Policy 2-21-2015

    Current Issues in Patent Law and Policy 2-21-2015
    Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today. Is a one-size-fits all model for patent duration appropriate in today's technological environment or does it simply incentivize…
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Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 17

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
  • Apr 16

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology
    I am always amazed at the ways new technologies raise into Fourth Amendment questions. Monday, Michael Rich (Elon) posted "Machine Learning, Automated Suspicion Algorithms, and the Fourth Amendment." on SSRN as yet another example…
  • Apr 10

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
    Professor Paul Caron who owns the law professor blog network that hosts this blog and is the editor of Tax Prof Blog recently sent me a note to inform me that Daniel Bowling, III received a distinguished teaching award. While...
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Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
Rank this Week: 493

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 474

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Distracted driving cited in car accident death

    Distracted driving cited in car accident death
    Car accident investigators are blaming a driver who was distracted by his cell phone for the death of one woman and the injury of two others Monday night in Kent. The King County Sheriff's office said the driver of a Ford sedan drifted…
  • Mar 24

    Car accidents leading cause of death for teens age 15-20

    Car accidents leading cause of death for teens age 15-20
    The leading cause of death among teenagers ages 15-20 is car accidents according to the National Center for Health Statistics. In fact, teenagers are three times more likely to be killed in a car accident than any other age group. Not only do…
  • Mar 22

    Have you suffered whiplash injury in a car accident?

    Have you suffered whiplash injury in a car accident?
    If you've been injured in a car or truck accident, you might have concerns including how to pay for medical treatment after your accident. The Farber Law Group is a personal injury law firm in Bellevue, Washington with more than 30 years…
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Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day
    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day On Friday we volunteered through the Johnson County Bar Association to help the Friends of JCDS at one of the homes selected to be on their upcoming Homes Tour. It was a beautiful day to be outside doing some…
  • Apr 9

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2015 the Median Income…
  • Jan 23

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?
    A New Year is a time to look at the next 12 months with hope and possibility, let our bankruptcy attorneys assist you and have a Happy New Year in 2015.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
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Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 13

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year
    The May 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today by the Dept. of State. Our commentary will follow soon. BUT headline: The much anticipated retrogression for China EB5 preference is finally here.  Cut-off date is May 1, 2013- that is almost…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition
    Today, USCIS announced that they received 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016.  The random selection process will begin soon.  See below copy of USCIS notice. If you have filed a petition, we wish you all the best in…
  • Apr 12

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the…
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Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    FDA Adds Testosterone Drug Warning

    FDA Adds Testosterone Drug Warning
    For months now, we have been writing about the onslaught of information pouring in regarding testosterone therapy and the negative side-effects associated with its use. Testosterone products, prescribed to treat low testosterone (“Low…
  • Mar 30

    Antibiotics and Nerve Damage | Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin

    Antibiotics and Nerve Damage | Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin
    I recently heard that if we all keep taking antibiotics we are going to be responsible for creating the “superbug.” The theory is that since the advent of antibiotics nearly a century ago, we have caused bacteria to become so…
  • Mar 26

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information
    The data that links Zofran and birth defects keeps piling up. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, because they failed to warn pregnant women that the drug can cause injuries to their unborn…
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AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
  • Apr 9

    Law Firm Websites & Doorway Page

    Law Firm Websites & Doorway Page
    Have you been creating pages on your law firm website that don’t offer clear, unique value? If so, you might be vulnerable to a new Google ranking change intended to target doorway pages. With the web going nutty over the announcement…
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
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IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
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Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Apr 11

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California company and its insurance agent-owner with fraud in the sale of life settlements investments. “Since at least 2012, Pacific West and [its owner] allegedly…
  • Apr 9

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court
    A federal bankruptcy court in Connecticut held that a personal injury claimant’s obligation to a litigation funding company was a debt subject to discharge in bankruptcy, and that any purported lien or assignment rights held by the…
  • Mar 30

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring
    The Wall Street Journal last week published an article focusing on structured settlement factoring, starting with the story of Terrence Taylor. Taylor, Journal reporter Leslie Scism wrote, lost a leg and fingers in childhood fire, and his…
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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/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
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Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

Connecting legal, health and marketing resources with a New England focus.

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference
    BOSTON — The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) has announced new sales and service awards for the legal industry. The awards — Sales & Service Team of the Year and Sales & Service Executive of the Year — will recognize…
  • Mar 6

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group
    WALTHAM, MA — Noted trial attorney John Tumilty has joined the Waltham-based law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC as a member and will chair the firm’s newly-expanded Business Litigation Group. Formerly a partner at Edwards…
  • Feb 26

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking
    BOSTON, MA — Lubin & Meyer PC has received two "Tier One" Best Law Firms rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2015. The firm was recognized in two practice areas receiving "Tier…
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Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    C Is For….

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

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

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

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

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