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Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    ProQuest Databases Unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 28

    ProQuest Databases Unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 28
    The UW Libraries subscribe to several useful databases from a company called ProQuest. Law students and other legal researchers might use:ProQuest CongressionalProQuest Dissertations & ThesesIndex IslamicusThese and other ProQuest…
  • Feb 26

    Writing Competitions for Law Student

    Writing Competitions for Law Student
    The George Washington University Law School has created a list of more than 150 legal writing competitions for students.  You can get more information and download the spreadsheet here.Hat tip: Legal Skills Prof Blog
  • Feb 20

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal
    After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the UN set up the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). This historic tribunal delivered its last trial judgment in December 2012 and is now winding down its appellate work.In 2008,  a team…
Rank this Week: 153

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 867

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 975

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

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

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 338

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law
    It is now almost 10 years since Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which went into effect in October 2005.  What, if any, conclusions can we find from ten…
  • Feb 3

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court
    Many folks worry that by filing bankruptcy in Massachusetts their personal information will become public.  Will my landlord find out?  My boss?  Do I have to get my wife’s tax return even if she is not filing? What…
  • Jan 29

    Massachusetts 401k Clients Advised On Bond Mutual Funds and Bankruptcy

    Massachusetts 401k Clients Advised On Bond Mutual Funds and Bankruptcy
    Many of our Massachusetts bankruptcy clients have retirement accounts, including IRA’s, ROTH IRA’s and 401k’s.  These monies can be protected in a personal bankruptcy.  However, in order to make them effective…
Rank this Week: 847

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 26

    1099-C Filing

    1099-C Filing
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney With tax season upon us, I want to remind credit unions of their obligation to timely file form 1099-Cs in cases of certain satisfied and charged off debts. A credit union that forgives or writes off $600 or more…
  • Jan 30

    Powers of Attorney-Built to Last

    Powers of Attorney-Built to Last
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney Any credit union accepting powers of attorney (POA) should know that a POA ceases upon the death of the principal.  A lesser known fact relates to durable powers of attorney; the durable POA survives…
  • Oct 31

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act
    By Matthew Young, Attorney As more and more credit union members move to online banking, credit unions are similarly encouraging members to accept electronic statements in lieu of paper statements as part of their online banking service. The…
Rank this Week: 831

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Learn the Business of Mass Torts - Do not be too busy working to make money!

    Learn the Business of Mass Torts - Do not be too busy working to make money!
    Are you part of a successful Personal Injury firm wanting to make the leap to Mass Torts? It's time to stop sitting on the sidelines and get into the game.The only thing successful Mass Tort Firms have that you don't is business knowledge.…
  • Jan 20

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker
    The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you…
  • Dec 6

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic
    Law firms on average firms spent 3.4 percent of their annual collected fees on marketing and business development activities in 2013 -- up from a previous level of only 2.3 perclegalent in 2012. Legal marketing spending has rebounded to…
Rank this Week: 200

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Feb 26

    Fixed That Law Jobs Chart

    Fixed That Law Jobs Chart
    Over at Lawyerist, Sam put up a post on a chart recently put out by American Lawyer: Actually, Legal Jobs Aren’t Recovering: Since legal employment bottomed out in 2009 Q4, the net gain is just about 100,000 jobs. That’s…
  • Feb 24

    Why Is Lawblogs.net Stealing From Legal Blogs? Part 2

    Why Is Lawblogs.net Stealing From Legal Blogs? Part 2
    Yesterday I posted an overview of a website called Lawblogs.net that was content scraping a number of legal blogs. The extent to which the content scrapping occurred varied, but there were definitely multiple instances of complete posts being…
  • Feb 23

    Why Is Lawblogs.net Stealing From Legal Blogs?

    Why Is Lawblogs.net Stealing From Legal Blogs?
    The development of the internet has been a wonderful thing for publishing. More people have a platform to have their voice heard than ever before. It allows people to share their voice and broadcast their thoughts (for better or…
Rank this Week: 650

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
Rank this Week: 188

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
  • Feb 26

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 174

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 586

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 780

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

Reporting on news & issues of Justice, Law & Politics, from Scotland.

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 654

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    How to Treat Minor Burn Injurie

    How to Treat Minor Burn Injurie
    Any burn is damaging to the skin. Severe burn injuries need immediate professional medical attention, but minor burns can be treated at home with first aid.
  • Feb 22

    Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injurie

    Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injurie
    Each year in the United States, firefighters are called to almost 2,400 structural fires that were caused by gasoline. More than 100 people die and 313 people are injured from these gasoline related fires. To protect your family from serious…
  • Feb 18

    Fire Safety to Protect Your Children from Burn Injurie

    Fire Safety to Protect Your Children from Burn Injurie
    Each year over 400 children below the age of 10 die from burn injuries and other severe injuries caused by fires in the home. Overall, almost 85 percent of fire-related deaths happen in the home. Taking small steps to prevent home fires and…
Rank this Week: 773

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Feb 25

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide

    San Francisco Food & Drink Guide
    Brandi Robinson and Sherry Truong are first year law students at UC Hastings, Bay Area natives, and co-founders of the newly formed Hastings Food & Wine Law Society. As serious enthusiasts of all things gastronomic, we’ve been…
  • Feb 25

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ms. JD Honors Awards Reception
    Ms. JD will host its annual Ms. JD Honors at Madame Tussauds in the heart of San Francisco on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. The reception will recognize the recipients of the 2015 Ms. JD Honors, given to women and men who…
  • Feb 24

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference

    Pump Up Playlist for Ms. JD’s Annual Conference
    Ms. JD's Annual Conference is almost here!  Here's what we are bumping here in the Bay (yay) Area in preparation for getting Stronger Together.1.  Independent Women Part 1, Destiny's Child 2.  Just a Girl, No…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Feb 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
  • Feb 6

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment
    Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales) v. Commissioner of Labor, ____A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. 2015), is an interesting Unemployment decision. I bring it to the readers' attention because it demonstrates how, courts, in my view, often tip the balance in…
Rank this Week: 58

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    Celebrate Single-Tasking Day: Here’s Why and How! By Elizabeth Scott, M.S. Stress Management Expert

    Celebrate Single-Tasking Day: Here’s Why and How! By Elizabeth Scott, M.S. Stress Management Expert
    Multi-tasking was once thought to be “the answer” for those who wanted to get more done in less time: simply do twice as much by doing two things at once! However, research has painted a different picture: multi-tasking actually…
  • Feb 4

    TRAIN YOUR BRAIN: MEMORY TIPS AND TRICKS

    TRAIN YOUR BRAIN: MEMORY TIPS AND TRICKS
    “I knew this last week! Why can’t I remember this?” – Every law student, ever. Even at the best of times our memory can fail, leaving us hopelessly fumbling for that case name or trying to remember who had the ……
  • Jan 20

    Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Card

    Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Card
    Well, in general, why does anyone need a business card? I use them as a logical, manageable way to communicate my contact information to another person. It’s a physical object that someone can refer to at a later time to ……
Rank this Week: 823

California Nursing Home Abuse…

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/
  • Feb 25

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation
    The Death with Dignity bill has goals that are certainly worthy of consideration. At the same time, a number of medical organizations and advocates argue that we may need to think deeply about how assisted-suicide legislation in California…
  • Feb 18

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect
    Thirty million dollars and 260 new positions are coming to the California Department of Health to assist in the Licensing and Certification Division. Will this help with California's huge backlog of nursing home complaints? Learn more from…
  • Feb 11

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death
    Two Los Angeles County nursing homes received AA citations and $75,000 fines for deaths of residents in December 2014. Learn more on the California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog.
Rank this Week: 930

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Feb 25

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg's post on today's Supreme Court decision in Yates v. United States highlights the plurality opinion that focuses on a straight statutory interpretation analysis. But there is an interesting and important note in…
  • Feb 25

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.
    The U.S. Supreme Court has rendered its opinion in Yates v. United States. A fish is still a fish, but it is not a tangible object under 18 U.S.C. Section 1519, which was passed as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act....
  • Feb 17

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation
    Any internal white collar invesitgation is limited by the nature and scope of the investigation and the power of the entity conducting it. And those are just the tangible, objective limiting factors. Are you reporting to the Audit Committee…
Rank this Week: 46

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
Rank this Week: 770

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
Rank this Week: 665

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Agricultural Workers Allege Wage Theft Against Largest Citrus Grower

    Agricultural Workers Allege Wage Theft Against Largest Citrus Grower
    By Ciera Ambrose and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Wage theft is the illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Examples include the failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wage,…
  • Feb 18

    Wal-Mart Sanctioned for Failing to Preserve Evidence

    Wal-Mart Sanctioned for Failing to Preserve Evidence
    By Edgar M. Rivera, Esq.Recently, a federal district court sanctioned Wal-Mart for spoliation of evidence in an employment litigation case. Spoliation is the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve…
  • Feb 11

    NLRB Reverses Previous Decision, Finds Respondents in Lederach Electric, Inc. Jointly Liable for over $120,000

    NLRB Reverses Previous Decision, Finds Respondents in Lederach Electric, Inc. Jointly Liable for over $120,000
    In a February 3, 2015 Decision and Order, a three-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) panel reversed the prior decision of an administrative law judge, finding that the two respondents in Lederach Electric, Inc. constituted a single…
Rank this Week: 981

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
  • 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,…
  • Feb 20

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar
    Intellectual property researchers, especially younger and newer researchers, may at times feel overwhelmed (or, alternatively, underinformed) regarding which conferences, symposia, workshops, and so forth are the “right” or…
  • Feb 17

    Pittsburgh: Lagging and Leading

    Pittsburgh: Lagging and Leading
    There was an interesting juxtaposition in Pittsburgh economic development news last week, courtesy of the @pittsburghpg @rczullo: Lagging: “Brookings high-tech list a holy Toledo moment.” According to a recent Brookings…
Rank this Week: 252

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 969

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Feb 25

    WA Supreme Court: New Guardianship Statute Operates Under Preponderance Standard

    WA Supreme Court: New Guardianship Statute Operates Under Preponderance Standard
    In re: Welfare of A.W. Get ready to play another game of screwed up parenting. Actually, this one is more about the kid than the parents. One kid sexually abused others. Now, mom of course had some issues of her own as far as the parenting…
  • Feb 25

    Division I: Omnibus Edition (Including Zamora PI Case)

    Division I: Omnibus Edition (Including Zamora PI Case)
    What happens when you have a few opinions to catch up on, but you don’t quite want to just ditch the writing and skip a few to catch up? That’s right! You get an omnibus post. Here’s what’s been happening in Division I…
  • Feb 25

    Division III: Omnibus Edition

    Division III: Omnibus Edition
    What happens when you have a few opinions to catch up on, but you don’t quite want to just ditch the writing and skip a few to catch up? That’s right! You get an omnibus post. Here’s what’s been happening in Division…
Rank this Week: 870

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Feb 25

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse
    State action? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina board's ban on cheap teeth-whitening by non-dentists may expose the board's members to a federal antitrust claim despite the board's status as a creature of the state.…
  • Feb 12

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air
    In Roach v. T.L. Cannon Corp., No. 13-3070-cv (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), the Second Circuit gave a narrow reading of the Court's ruling on class certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), which Blawgletter argued...
  • Jan 30

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court
    A group of oil and gas lessors/royalty owners -- who won more than $21 million on fraud and breach of lease claims at trial but lost in the court of appeals -- prevailed today in the Supreme Court of Texas....
Rank this Week: 132

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Feb 25

    Chancery Rejects Request for Specific Performance of Oral Agreement

    Chancery Rejects Request for Specific Performance of Oral Agreement
    Pulieri v. Boardwalk Properties, LLC, C.A. No. 9886-CB (Del. Ch. Feb. 18, 2015). This Court of Chancery decision provides a primer on specific performance, unjust enrichment, laches and the rule against perpetuities, and also provides another…
  • Feb 23

    Standard for Motion for Clarification

    Standard for Motion for Clarification
    This short opinion in the ongoing matter of Gore v. Al Jazeera America Holdings I, Inc., C.A. No. 10040-VCG, is notable for its recitation of the standard governing a motion for clarification pursuant to Court of Chancery Rule 59(f).  In…
  • Feb 21

    Leading Plaintiff in Deal Litigation

    Leading Plaintiff in Deal Litigation
    Readers of these pages are aware that over 90% of major deals are the subject of litigation challenging various aspects of mergers. Tom Hals of Reuters provides an insightful article about a plaintiff who often appears in many such…
Rank this Week: 181

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport
    Crowley Maritime Corp. is consolidating its Jacksonville operations, with Crowley Liner Services Inc. relocating its Puerto Rican service from its private terminal to the Jacksonville Port Authority's Talleyrand Marine Terminal. Although John…
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
Rank this Week: 697

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 655

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Trips and Falls and Expectation

    Trips and Falls and Expectation
    A trip and fall case invariably runs into a problem: Either the surface defect is so big that the defense claims it is “open and obvious” or it is so small that it is claimed to be de minimus and therefore not actionable. In…
  • Feb 11

    Allstate Adjuster Likely Wants Her Snark Back

    Allstate Adjuster Likely Wants Her Snark Back
    A snarky email from an Allstate adjuster may cost the company $900,000. Here’s the story. By most anyone’s definition, 66-year-old Carol Haberman’s experience while walking her dog can be a horrible, life-altering one.…
  • Feb 4

    New York Needs More Robust Anti-SLAPP Legislation (Op-Ed)

    New York Needs More Robust Anti-SLAPP Legislation (Op-Ed)
    This piece I wrote appears in today’s New York Law Journal. [Brackets] refer to endnotes in the original, and I’ve added some links: —————————- I’ve now been sued twice…
Rank this Week: 380

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 557

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 765

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Feb 25

    Women in M&A

    Women in M&A
    I talk a lot of students about life as a lawyer and finding ways to balance the needs of the profession with having a life. There's no way around it. It's not easy. It's particularly tough on women. In response...
  • Feb 24

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy
    Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy. This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia. Here's the ad: Overview: The Berkeley...
  • Feb 23

    Seitz nominated

    Seitz nominated
    Gov. Markell has nominated Collins J. Seitz to replace Justice Ridgely. Mr. Seitz is a well-known Delaware litigator with some very big cases under his belt. He also has a judicial pedigree. His father, Collins Seitz, was a judge on...
Rank this Week: 109

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 235

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production
    By John MartinMuch has been written about how to use advanced tools to select and produce electronic discovery. However, for every producing party there is a requesting party that has to review and analyze the produced documents. While…
  • Feb 22

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?
    By Craig BallI love the word “ennui.” It’s from the French for vexing and describes a feeling of languor, lassitude and listlessness. It speaks of an agitation and weariness born of having seen it all before. I picture…
  • Feb 22

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015
    By Kevin PetrieBefore data was big, Google was a verb, or Gordon Moore wrote his law, insurers were using math and statistics to predict the future. As early as the 2 nd millennia BC, Babylonian sea merchants paid lenders extra for a promise…
Rank this Week: 107

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 24

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"
    IPNews® - The battle over “Left Shark” is not over as Katy Perry’s lawyers have moved the scuffle into the realm of Trademarks. The battle over the Super Bowl’s “Left Shark” did not end once copyright…
  • Feb 19

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing
    IPNews® - Qualcomm was recently fined $975 million for being in violation of China’s anti-monopoly law related to patent licensing. As the primary producer of smartphone chips and related technology, Qualcomm allegedly abused its…
  • Feb 13

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?
    IPNews® - A legal debate over copyright ownership of the dancing “Left Shark” from the Super Bowl half time show has gone viral.    Katy Perry’s alleged ownership over her half-time shark intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 923

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    MICHAEL JORDAN IS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MURDER IN COPELY SQUARE

    MICHAEL JORDAN IS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MURDER IN COPELY SQUARE
    There is an abundance of high profile criminal cases pending in various courts. A number of these cases feature sports figures in the role of “The Defendant”. However, no, this is not that Michael Jordan. This Michael Jordan is…
  • Feb 23

    FELONY LARCENY CHARGES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO COMMONWEALTH'S GRAND JURY ERROR

    FELONY LARCENY CHARGES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO COMMONWEALTH'S GRAND JURY ERROR
    Grand juries meet in private… Except for the prosecution of course. No judge, no defense attorney and no defendant. I would imagine you could almost quote by heart at this point the saying that "a prosecutor could indict a ham…
  • Feb 20

    WORCESTER PRISON GUARD IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE OF ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER

    WORCESTER PRISON GUARD IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE OF ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER
    Jaime Fuentes ,48, is/was a prison guard at the infamous maximum security state prison,Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. As of Wednesday, he is the "Defendant". He was living in Worcester. Now he in custody, held without…
Rank this Week: 360

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 147

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Feb 24

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk & White

    Nobody’s perfect. Not even Strunk & White
    Here is a sentence from Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, 76–77 (4th ed. 2000): Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a ten-center handy, ready and able. The problem: in the same book, page...
  • Feb 23

    Huh? (Another lesson in how not to write a brief.)

    Huh? (Another lesson in how not to write a brief.)
    On my Louisiana Civil Appeals blog, another lesson in how not to write a brief.
  • Feb 22

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing

    Johnny Cash demonstrates powerful writing
    Would you like your writing to be as powerful as Johnny Cash’s lyrics? Here is a good place to start: stick with short words. As an example, here are the lyrics to Folsom Prison Blues. Most words are just one...
Rank this Week: 797

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/
  • Feb 24

    Professional Liability Insurance (E&O) Placement Tip

    Professional Liability Insurance (E&O) Placement Tip
    Professional liability insurance (E&O, D&O, EPL, Cyber) does not operate quite the same way as other lines of coverage. Part of this is driven by the use of claims-made insurance forms, and part is based on the services, exposures and…
  • Feb 10

    Cyber Risk Insurance – Update on Bank Account Takeover

    Cyber Risk Insurance – Update on Bank Account Takeover
    We continue to hear that the threat to a smaller organization of cyber-attack is real (see prior post), and we have talked about Cyber Risk Insurance as one (essential) method of protection. A bank account takeover attack is just one of these…
  • Feb 3

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage
    Proper E&O insurance coverage is critical for both the buyer and seller of an insurance agent/broker. And the form of the transaction will have a significant impact on insurance agent/broker E&O insurance needs. Curtis Pearsall point…
Rank this Week: 580

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 24

    Happy Year of the Sheep! (Domestic or wild, it’s no party)

    Happy Year of the Sheep! (Domestic or wild, it’s no party)
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations The Chinese lunar new year arrived recently, and regardless of whether you’re in the sheep or the goat camp, for the purpose of this post I wish you a Happy Year of the Sheep! Of…
  • Feb 12

    Eating Earth: an ethics-based guide for enviros & animal activist

    Eating Earth: an ethics-based guide for enviros & animal activist
    Kathleen Stachowski     Other Nations They’re eating me out of house and home! Idioms, as you know, are shorthand codes for more complex ideas. As I read Lisa Kemmerer’s latest offering, “Eating Earth:…
  • Feb 5

    Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium

    Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium
    Much has been made recently about the shocking results of an investigation into taxpayer-funded experiments on farmed animals. Most people don’t know the degree to which the law fails to protect farmed animals, or the…
Rank this Week: 320

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Feb 24

    "Wipe that Smirk Off Your Face!" And Other Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Don't Really Say to Opposing Counsel

    "Wipe that Smirk Off Your Face!" And Other Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Don't Really Say to Opposing Counsel
    "My co-counsel Ron Motley and I have filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry on behalf of the State of Mississippi to get the state reimbursed Medicaid costs for treating people with smoking-related illness. If you'd be interested in…
  • Feb 20

    From My Sketchbook

    From My Sketchbook
    This is Lone Peak at Big Sky, Montana, drawn from a photo. I'll be headed there next week. Weather permitting, the Lone Peak Tram will be taking me to the very tip of the mountain. It's possible to ski off...
  • Feb 13

    Mark Twain on Mardi Gras, circa 1883

    Mark Twain on Mardi Gras, circa 1883
    From Life on the Mississippi (1883): The largest annual event in New Orleans is something which we arrived too late to sample--the Mardi-Gras festivities. I saw the procession of the Mystic Crew of Comus there, twenty-four years ago--with…
Rank this Week: 286

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
  • Feb 20

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue
    We're talking about 30(b)(6) depositions or their state-court equivalents. As a plaintiffs' lawyer, I've always taken the position (usually in Illinois state-court cases) that these do provide a "second bite at the apple." In other words, if…
  • Feb 11

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?
    Can lawyers ask leading questions during federal-court depositions? If so, when? Under federal rules, the examination and cross-examination of witnesses during depositions proceeds “as permitted at trial.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 30(c). This…
Rank this Week: 514

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation
    Last Sunday night Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Oscar for best documentary. This is a great development for those of us who believe that the Snowden revelations constitute one of the most important…
  • Feb 15

    The monopolistic Internet

    The monopolistic Internet
    I’ve started reading “The Internet is not the answer” by Andrew Keen (a full review will be forthcoming), and listened with interest to the interview by the always astute Aleks Krotowski in The Guardian’s Tech Weekly…
  • Feb 6

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model
    During this year’s Super Bowl, Katy Perry baffled and endeared millions with an act that included a giant metal tiger, a floating star, and the real stars of the show, two blue dancing sharks. Particularly, the start of the show was the…
Rank this Week: 330

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Feb 23

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference
    It was "Showtime in Las Vegas" last week as the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) introduced its newest educational offering ("Structures 202") to a cross-section of 150 association members including many "Next…
  • Feb 13

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale
    Structured settlement primary market annuity sales increased by $115,881,836 (approximately 2%) to $5,250,262,691 in 2014 compared with $5,134,380,855 in 2013 according to industry estimates compiled and recently distributed by Melissa Evola…
  • Feb 8

    S2P2J Release 57 Highlight

    S2P2J Release 57 Highlight
    The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for more than 35 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. Since it was first published…
Rank this Week: 386