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Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Sep 5

    Control, connection and meaning: 3 steps toward loving your job

    Control, connection and meaning: 3 steps toward loving your job
    CNN has advice for the majority of Americans: fall in love with your job even when you don’t like it. The secret is in reframing to find “control over our lives, positive daily connections, and joy and meaning in how…
  • Sep 1

    Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki, 2016 Family Law Super Lawyer

    Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki, 2016 Family Law Super Lawyer
    Super Lawyers selected David C. Sarnacki of The Sarnacki Law Firm as a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer, a distinction limited to only 5% of Michigan attorneys. This honor is reserved for those “who exhibit excellence in practice.”
  • Aug 18

    How to apologize: meaning & empathy

    How to apologize: meaning & empathy
    CNN addresses children and apologies, offering lessons to us all. Kelly Wallace writes (excerpt): Erik Fisher, a psychologist working in the Atlanta area and co-author of “The Art of Empowered Parenting: The Manual You Wish Your Kids…
Rank this Week: 722

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 385

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 715

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act and Its Impact on Employer

    Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act and Its Impact on Employer
    Kellie Y. Chen Employee Sick Leave Act On August 19, 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Employee Sick Leave Act, Public Act 99-0841 (the Act), which goes into effect on January 1, 2017. The Act requires Illinois employers that…
  • Sep 1

    Illinois Prohibits Non-Competition Agreements for Low-Wage Employee

    Illinois Prohibits Non-Competition Agreements for Low-Wage Employee
    E. Jason Tremblay Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed into law the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (the Act), which will prohibit private sector employers from entering into non-compete agreements with low-wage employees. The Act defines…
  • Aug 23

    5th Edition of Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers is Now Available

    5th Edition of Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers is Now Available
    Arnstein & Lehr LLP Chicago Partner, E. Jason Tremblay, has published the 5th Edition of his book entitled “Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers – How to Protect Your Business From Liability and Comply with State and…
Rank this Week: 793

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Sep 2

    Now Her Children Gather Round Her

    Now Her Children Gather Round Her
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Georgetown University has decided to violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.  In a grand gesture that has alternately received praise or been derided as empty, the…
  • Apr 11

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law
    Last year, Dan Bilzerian, professional poker player and Instagram playboy, sued gossip website “The Dirty World” for publishing a story about a woman who alleged Bilzerian gave her Chlamydia. The media news website TMZ posted an…
  • Mar 21

    Violence and Political Speech

    Violence and Political Speech
    My most recent CNN Column discusses violence in political settings. See Defend Donald Trump’s right to free speech I don’t get to write my own headlines, ok? Some good people think that sometimes being violent is ok. What they…
Rank this Week: 388

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Ohio EPA's New Guidance Raises Stakes on Vapor Intrusion

    Ohio EPA's New Guidance Raises Stakes on Vapor Intrusion
    On August 25, 2016, Ohio EPA released new guidance that incorporates an unprecedented approach to vapor intrusion.  For the first time, Ohio EPA is demanding immediate action when contaminant levels exceed certain established "trigger"…
  • Aug 27

    Expect Dramatic Increases in Federal Civil Penalties for Environmental Violation

    Expect Dramatic Increases in Federal Civil Penalties for Environmental Violation
    On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvement Act of 2015.  The law required all federal agencies to increase civil penalties with inflation. While there were previous…
  • Aug 22

    What to Do in the Event of an Environmental Criminal Search Warrant

    What to Do in the Event of an Environmental Criminal Search Warrant
    Nothing can be more stressful than having your business be the subject of a criminal investigation.  The investigation itself can have serious ramifications for employees, result in lost business as well as interrupt typical business…
Rank this Week: 742

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    CalGang Database Contains Numerous Errors and Incorrect Information

    CalGang Database Contains Numerous Errors and Incorrect Information
    Beginning in the 1970’s, California police departments started a system of filling out 5- by 7-inch index cards, known as “field cards”, whenever the officer encountered a person suspected of having a gang affiliation. The…
  • Sep 1

    FLYING A DRONE? BE AWARE OF THE EVER-EVOLVING DRONE OPERATOR’S LAWS

    FLYING A DRONE? BE AWARE OF THE EVER-EVOLVING DRONE OPERATOR’S LAWS
    Look up in the sky! No, it’s not Superman, it’s a drone. Well, maybe some of you are too young to get the reference but drones are becoming a modern version of Superman. They can, and are, being used to ferret out criminal…
  • Aug 24

    Being Associated With A Gang In California Can Carry Serious Consequence

    Being Associated With A Gang In California Can Carry Serious Consequence
    CalGang Database Contains Numerous Errors and Incorrect Information Beginning in the 1970’s, California police departments started a system of filling out 5- by 7-inch index cards, known as “field cards”, whenever the…
Rank this Week: 540

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    DUI Deterrents: Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol

    DUI Deterrents: Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) studies the effectiveness of DUI counter measures and publishes reports on the findings. You may be surprised to learn that one of the most effective deterrents to driving under the…
  • Aug 24

    Alcohol Addiction Is Often Associated With Arrests For DUI’s In California

    Alcohol Addiction Is Often Associated With Arrests For DUI’s In California
    DUI OFFENDERS OFTEN HAVE AN ADDICTION After 20 years of defending DUI cases I am convinced that many of the individuals who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs — and especially those who have been…
  • Aug 12

    IS CALIFORNIA THE STRICTEST STATE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    IS CALIFORNIA THE STRICTEST STATE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
    CALIFORNIA NOT THE STRICTEST STATE ON DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE WalletHub recently tallied up the states from the strictest to the most lenient on DUIs. You may be surprised to learn that according to WalletHub’s methodology,…
Rank this Week: 782

Institute for Food Laws and…

Institute for Food Laws and Regulation Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University.

http://iflr.foodlaw.org/
  • Sep 1

    2016 Texas Food Law Forum

    2016 Texas Food Law Forum
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-food-law-forum-tickets-27006376800
  • Aug 25

    Label limbo: Use by when? According to whom?

    Label limbo: Use by when? According to whom?
    By Michaela OldfieldMSU Global Food Law FellowYou know the scene. There’s that container of yogurt idling in your fridge. It had a best buy date of a week ago, maybe more. Is it just idling, or is it festering? Should you eat it, or…
  • Aug 11

    The dose makes the poison, but who defines poison?

    The dose makes the poison, but who defines poison?
    By Michaela OldfieldMSU Global Food Law FellowOne of the many highlights of IFT16 was an all-star panel (organized by yours truly) on toxicology research, risk communication, and the Generally Recognized as Safe standard.Our first speaker was…
Rank this Week: 811

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)
    Allison Shields and I were talking the other day about LinkedIn and whether it was time to write a new edition of our book, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers. Whether or not it’s time for a new edition, it became clear that we (meaning…
  • Jul 26

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting

    Quarterly Personal Offsite Meeting
    I recently read Greg McKeown‘s excellent book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Lots of good ideas in the book, but the one that has stuck with me is the “quarterly personal offsite meeting.” I’ve…
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
Rank this Week: 173

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash
    This morning on her way to work, a paralegal in our office was injured when someone rear-ended her car on the way to work. When she was waiting for a CT scan in the hospital emergency department, she sent us a text reporting that she had…
  • Aug 31

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal
    Lawyers and paralegals who had previously worked at personal injury firms that advertise heavily on television, billboards and bus placards have told me many tales about the business model of those firms. They have told me how lawyers may be…
  • Aug 29

    16 Ways to Overcome the Independent Contractor Defense

    16 Ways to Overcome the Independent Contractor Defense
    Effective representation of the plaintiff in a case of serious injury or wrongful death often requires that counsel overcome an “independent contractor” defense.  That frequently involves solving a shell…
Rank this Week: 163

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Aug 30

    International Recovery of Child Support

    International Recovery of Child Support
    President Obama signed the instrument of ratification for the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. This will help U.S. custodial parents collection child support from parents who…
  • Aug 29

    Alert! New Online Docket Service Link for the 13th Circuit (Michigan Trial Courts)

    Alert! New Online Docket Service Link for the 13th Circuit (Michigan Trial Courts)
    You may want to bookmark this hyperlink to the online Civil Docket Sheet for the 13th Circuit Court (Michigan). It would be very handy if the webmaster would provide an automatic transfer, but perhaps they've not kept the old URL/website…
  • Aug 29

    Alert! New Online Docket Service Link for the 13th Circuit (Michigan Trial Courts)

    Alert! New Online Docket Service Link for the 13th Circuit (Michigan Trial Courts)
    You may want to bookmark this hyperlink to the online Civil Docket Sheet for the 13th Circuit Court (Michigan). It would be very handy if the webmaster would provide an automatic transfer, but perhaps they've not kept the old URL/website…
Rank this Week: 896

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Court Affirms Sun Life’s Disability Benefit Denial

    Court Affirms Sun Life’s Disability Benefit Denial
    In Schmitz v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Sun Life), the claimant, Jeff Schmitz, was fired by Banner Engineering in July 2008 on the grounds his work performance was poor. In October 2011, Schmitz was diagnosed with multiple…
  • Aug 9

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff
    Susan Till v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Lincoln) is a 74 page opinion in which the plaintiff, a radiology technician who suffered with severe back pain, raised many issues in her pursuit of long-term disability benefits.…
  • Aug 9

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff
    Susan Till v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Lincoln) is a 74 page opinion in which the plaintiff, a radiology technician who suffered with severe back pain, raised many issues in her pursuit of long-term disability benefits.…
Rank this Week: 781

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA
    The 22-year-old student diver who was rescued near Seacrest Park in West Seattle on August 28th, has died. The police report states that visibility underwater was very poor. Divers were signaled to surface, and all three divers in the class…
  • Aug 30

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA
    The 22-year-old student diver who was rescued near Seacrest Park in West Seattle on August 28th, has died. The police report states that visibility underwater was very poor. Divers were signaled to surface, and all three divers in the class…
  • Aug 28

    Student Diver in Critical Condition Rescued off Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver in Critical Condition Rescued off Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA
    A 20-year old student diver in critical condition was rescued off Alki Beach in West Seattle on August 28, 2016. According to Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Captain Shata Stephenson, the diver “was within her first five dives.” An…
Rank this Week: 581

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?
    Illinois law allows drivers relocating to Illinois to drive on their valid driver’s license from their home country or state for ninety (90) days. CDL holders have a reduced window of thirty (30) days to obtain an Illinois CDL.…
  • Aug 19

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend
    The Chicago Police Department’s “DUI Strike Force” will be patrolling Wrigleyville and Boystown from 7 P.M. on August 19 through 3 A.M. on August 20. According to the news release put out by the Chicago Police Department,…
  • Aug 1

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law
    Governor Rauner has signed into law a change to the Illinois DUI law involving driving while under the influence of cannabis (marijuana). Until this change, it was illegal to drive with any amount of cannabis in a person’s system. It…
Rank this Week: 675

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 867

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 311

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney…

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia truck accidents, trucking litigation, and trucking regulations. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.georgiatruckaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Negligent Maintenance Issues in Truck Crash Litigation

    Negligent Maintenance Issues in Truck Crash Litigation
    Evidence of poor maintenance over a long period of time helps jurors believe that the corporation neglected everything else about safety. The post Negligent Maintenance Issues in Truck Crash Litigation appeared first on Georgia Truck Accident…
  • Jun 16

    Truck drivers indicted in two separate 5-fatality 2015 crashes on I-16 in Georgia

    Truck drivers indicted in two separate 5-fatality 2015 crashes on I-16 in Georgia
    In the spring of 2015, there were two separate five-fatality truck crashes on I-16 in Georgia. Both were equally lethal and egregious. In both cases, there were at least indications that a truck driver fell asleep before running over a line…
  • Jun 16

    Truck drivers indicted in two separate 5-fatality 2015 crashes on I-16 in Georgia

    Truck drivers indicted in two separate 5-fatality 2015 crashes on I-16 in Georgia
    In the spring of 2015, there were two separate five-fatality truck crashes on I-16 in Georgia. Both were equally lethal and egregious. In both cases, there were at least indications that a truck driver fell asleep before running over a line…
Rank this Week: 731

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart
    This week brought two moral turpitude decisions from two courts of appeals, Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch in the Ninth Circuit  and Arias v.  Lynch in the 7th Circuit. Moral turpitude is important in immigration law. Getting convicted of…
  • Aug 21

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.
    On July 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Flores v. Lynch, a lawsuit brought by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to decide about a difference in interpretation of a Settlement agreement the…
  • Jun 26

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.
    When you encounter a non-citizen of the United States on an American street, the usual understanding is that he could be one of six things: 1. A person who was admitted to the United States after inspection at a port of entry (border or air…
Rank this Week: 827

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 26

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 472

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Louisiana Flooding

    Louisiana Flooding
    First off, a prayer for all of the victims of the Louisiana flooding, take care. Now, the recovery begins. OSHA has many resources on detailing how to stay safe in the subsequent flood cleanup. See…
  • Aug 12

    Yates to USAO Manuel to OSHA (no more Tinkers to Evers to Chance)

    Yates to USAO Manuel to OSHA (no more Tinkers to Evers to Chance)
    An issue that has come to the forefront for the USDOJ is the decided lack of the prosecution of individuals in environmental criminal matters. In response, the USDOJ has hardened its stance as to the prosecution of individuals who engage...
  • Jul 18

    “Next Gen” Enforcement – An Example

    “Next Gen” Enforcement – An Example
    There has been a considerable “uptick” in civil Consent Agreement and Final Orders (“CAFOs”) executed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) Region 6. I have heard from numerous…
Rank this Week: 998

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • Aug 25

    Compliance im Transaktionsgeschäft / M&A

    Compliance im Transaktionsgeschäft / M&A
    [Photo: Office Building Nietzer&Häusler, 9th Floor] Im Rahmen einer Due Diligence wie aber auch bei der Abfassung und Verhandlung von Garantien / Representations & Warranties und Haftungsobergrenzen / Liability Caps stellt sich…
  • Jun 23

    COMPLIANCE TRAINING, PART I

    COMPLIANCE TRAINING, PART I
    In a recent Slate article, entitled “Ethics Trainings Are Even Dumber Than You Think”, author L.V. Anderson railed against what she termed box-checking training where companies put on training not to actually train employees but…
  • Jun 23

    Compliance Training – Part II: Risk Ranking and Design

    Compliance Training – Part II: Risk Ranking and Design
    Yesterday I began what I thought would be a two-part series on compliance training.However, or perhaps more accurately, as usual, I got carried away so I am now off on a multi-part series on how to design, implement and assess ……
Rank this Week: 652

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Venue Change

    Venue Change
    Changing Venue: Moving  Family Law Cases One question we often receive from our family law clients is if they can change courts, also known as venue, when they move to a new area in Florida from the court where the marriage dissolution…
  • Jul 15

    Parental Rights, Sex Crime

    Parental Rights, Sex Crime
    In 2009, a 14 year old girl was raped in Massachusetts and became pregnant.  Her attacker, Jaime Melendez, pled guilty to rape charges and was sentenced to 16 years probation.  He was also brought into family court and ordered to…
  • Jun 30

    Secret Call Recording

    Secret Call Recording
    Have you ever had the urge to be sneaky and record a phone call or a conversation between yourself and another person?  You just want to prove that the other person is a liar or otherwise full of it, and you decided that recording the…
Rank this Week: 646

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
Rank this Week: 46

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 357

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 74

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Aug 23

    The easiest money to spend is still somebody else’s.

    The easiest money to spend is still somebody else’s.
    On Sunday, the local paper ran a front page story about how $4.6M in charitable contributions was spent. It was only news because of the way some of that money was distributed to the beneficiaries. In the aftermath of the sixth-largest loss…
  • Aug 21

    Nonlawyers still unwelcome in the lawyer temple.

    Nonlawyers still unwelcome in the lawyer temple.
    I recently attended a seminar where a lawyer-lobbyist opined that non-lawyers should not be lobbyists. Influence peddling, it seems, should be the sole province of lawyers. Not that much explanation was given. Perhaps none was needed. After…
  • Jul 24

    Lessons in ‘courtly manners.’

    Lessons in ‘courtly manners.’
    “They should go get back on a ship and go back to Africa” a Florida judge allegedly observed about African-Americans to a Staff Attorney. She was reporting on the status of an order at the time. The upshot is the Hon. Mark Hulsey…
Rank this Week: 891

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s orders denying relief to the appellants,…
  • Aug 2

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)
    On July 14, 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decided the matter of In Re Morgan Brown, Serial No. 86362968, affirming the USPTO’s refusal to register the mark “HERBAL ACCESS” on the grounds…
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
Rank this Week: 144

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 835

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 967

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    MA SJC Orders Aaron Hernandez Cell Phone Held by Attorneys Turned Over to Prosecutor

    MA SJC Orders Aaron Hernandez Cell Phone Held by Attorneys Turned Over to Prosecutor
    In the case now being prosecuted in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, against Aaron Hernandez, the SJC has ruled that a cell phone belonging to Hernandez, given by him to his prior attorneys, must be turned over to prosecutors for the…
  • Aug 15

    Massachusetts SJC Rules No Right to Counsel for Breathalyzer

    Massachusetts SJC Rules No Right to Counsel for Breathalyzer
    A reported question pre-trial was taken by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matter of Commonwealth v. Timothea T. Neary-French as to whether the defendant had a right to an attorney prior to submitting to a breathalyzer test.…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court Throws a Wrench in “Attenuation Doctrine” in Search & Seizure Case

    United States Supreme Court Throws a Wrench in “Attenuation Doctrine” in Search & Seizure Case
    The United States Supreme Court, in a decision concerning the lawfulness of a stop and search of a man, founds grounds to justify the arrest of the person despite ruling that the police officer violated the man’s constitutional rights…
Rank this Week: 249

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 22

    Conference: Finding Joy in the Legal Profession

    Conference: Finding Joy in the Legal Profession
    It is possible to be happy in the law. Some lawyers, although admittedly too few, do lead a joyful professional life and find meaning in how they earn an income. Generally, these lawyers take common actions, such as: integrating principles of…
  • May 31

    Benefit event for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Asian American Trivia Night

    Benefit event for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Asian American Trivia Night
    The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach is a community-based, social justice, non-profit organization that provides legal services, counsel, education and outreach to low-income, immigrant communities in the greater Bay Area.…
  • May 11

    Volunteer to work as an Election Day Observer for the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary

    Volunteer to work as an Election Day Observer for the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary
    We’re currently recruiting volunteers to work as Election Day Observers for the upcoming June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election, and I’m contacting you to see if students from your program would be interested in volunteering.…
Rank this Week: 489

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Negotiating a Settlement in Your Virginia Divorce

    Negotiating a Settlement in Your Virginia Divorce
    If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you may be contemplating negotiation, rather than litigation. Divorce can be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting to you, your children and your extended family. The effects…
  • Aug 17

    Communication of a Child’s Preference in Virginia Custody Case

    Communication of a Child’s Preference in Virginia Custody Case
    One question that often arises in Virginia custody cases is whether a child can simply tell the judge that he or she wants to live with one parent or the other. The answer to that question is: maybe. Virginia Code…
  • Jul 19

    Is Marriage Right for You?

    Is Marriage Right for You?
    Weighing the Legal Benefits of Marriage vs. Long-Term Cohabitation in Virginia With same-sex marriage now legal in Virginia, it would seem that marriage would be on the rise. However, a Parents magazine article reports a trend among…
Rank this Week: 91

West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car and ATV accidents. By the Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Denying Insurance Coverage for Defense Against Wrongful Death Claims in West Virginia – Allstate v. Brady

    Denying Insurance Coverage for Defense Against Wrongful Death Claims in West Virginia – Allstate v. Brady
    Automobile insurance policies generally cover a wide array of accidents and incidents that may occur while an individual is in a vehicle.  They can cover injuries or damages that result to the driver and passenger of the vehicle that is…
  • Aug 8

    Personal Injury Cases Against “John Does” in West Virginia

    Personal Injury Cases Against “John Does” in West Virginia
    In many instances, when a plaintiff first files a lawsuit for an injury that he or she has experienced, it may not be clear who the defendant is.  For instance, maybe the plaintiff tripped on a hole left in a sidewalk but isn’t…
  • Jul 28

    Multiple Avenues for Personal Injury Relief – Spangler v. McQuitty

    Multiple Avenues for Personal Injury Relief – Spangler v. McQuitty
    When a family member or loved one is gravely injured or killed as a result of the negligence of another party, it is natural to want to seek out as many avenues as possible for relief or justice against the party at fault. In most…
Rank this Week: 801

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Aug 22

    Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. In 2012, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission redrew the map for the state legislative districts based on the results of the…
  • Aug 18

    Mathis v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Mathis v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Mathis v. United States. The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on a defendant convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm who also has…
  • Aug 18

    Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. This case concerns a dispute over tribal court jurisdiction relating to allegations that the non-Indian manager of a Dollar…
Rank this Week: 752

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Page Pate quoted on CNN about constitutional challenge to death penalty in Texas case

    Page Pate quoted on CNN about constitutional challenge to death penalty in Texas case
    Constitutional law expert Page Pate is quoted by CNN in the story of Jeffrey Wood’s recent stay of execution by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Wood was the driver… read more → The post Page Pate quoted on CNN about…
  • Aug 3

    New IRS Policy on Returning Money from “Structuring” Violation

    New IRS Policy on Returning Money from “Structuring” Violation
    The federal government recently changed its policy for seizing money that was deposited by otherwise innocent individuals and business owners through alleged “structuring violations.” (The term “structuring” refers to…
  • Jul 15

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police
    Attorney Page Pate appears on CNN Newsroom to review the facts of the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Page explains why this case represents a clear example… read more → The post Alton Sterling Shot by Police…
Rank this Week: 364

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Aug 21

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student
    It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is heading off to college this week at Drake University.  I'm excited for her as she starts this next journey in her life.  In addition to getting all of the necessary supplies, such as…
  • May 30

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning
    Not every marriage works out.  Duh.  Sometimes, after one ends, another marriage begins and several challenges begin.  You have the challenges of "mixing" families together, learning about snoring patterns, and discovering a…
  • Mar 20

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    A financial advisor recently reached out to me regarding the impact of a Power of Attorney document concerning financial matters.  In particular, the question was whether the person signing the document (the "principal") loses any power…
Rank this Week: 851

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/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 206

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Aug 19

    Prevacid side effects trigger lawsuit

    Prevacid side effects trigger lawsuit
    A recent medical study has shown that people who have taken Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), such as Prevacid, may be at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease. A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…
  • Aug 19

    Xarelto Bellwether Trials Picked

    Xarelto Bellwether Trials Picked
    A federal judge in Louisiana has selected two lawsuits to serve as the first test trials amid more than 7,200 cases challenging the safety of Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen’s blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto. The…
  • Aug 18

    Bellwether trials selected in ongoing testosterone litigation

    Bellwether trials selected in ongoing testosterone litigation
    With thousands of lawsuits involving testosterone products currently pending, eight of those cases have now been selected by a federal judge for early trials. Known as bellwether trials, these first lawsuits may provide insight into how…
Rank this Week: 177

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

Discusses personal injury and accident litigation issues including insurance law tips in Pennsylvania.

http://www.karphart.com
Rank this Week: 517

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 702

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By Carton and Rudnick.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 733

Georgia Injury Lawyer Blog

Georgia Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury law regarding auto accidents, truck accidents, and nursing home abuse. By Suthers Law Firm.

http://www.georgiainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Four Savannah Nursing Homes Receive Lowest Rating

    Four Savannah Nursing Homes Receive Lowest Rating
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its latest quality ratings of nursing homes in the United States.  One out of every four Georgia nursing homes received the lowest rating, one star.  A one star rating…
  • Aug 12

    Federal Regulators Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Resident

    Federal Regulators Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Resident
    After an alarming report by the website ProPublica, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social…
  • Aug 11

    Takata Airbag Saga Is Ongoing

    Takata Airbag Saga Is Ongoing
    Since reports of deaths and injuries linked to a defect in Takata airbags, nearly 70 million Takata airbags have been recalled in the U.S.  That means that almost one out of every five cars has a potentially defective airbag.  More…
Rank this Week: 973

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Aug 17

    Fear of Failure

    Fear of Failure
    The fear to the failure is something natural when we embarked in a new labor experience or of businesses. Often this one feeling drowns by not knowing how to give time to us to the time. Almost at any moment we tend to compare itself with…
  • Aug 12

    Unlike

    Unlike
    View of both sexes This question bothers and will excite women. It was women. Because of the friendship between the sexes, stubbornly wants to believe it is the female half of humanity. Let's look at the reasons why women are so need to…
  • Jul 26

    Wet Wipes Market

    Wet Wipes Market
    Napkin on skin care should include anti-aging components, or have additional properties. Regarding the latter can distinguish the so-called two-way tissues, where one side can be a lotion, and other facial peels. More info: Joe Biden.…
Rank this Week: 269

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Aug 17

    Welcome, Class of 2019!

    Welcome, Class of 2019!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2019 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to…
  • Aug 12

    Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service for BYU Law faculty, staff, and students to assist with their research needs. ILL will locate and deliver to you: books, journal articles, and many other library…
  • May 12

    Two Self-Paced Language Learning and Supplementary Language Support Program

    Two Self-Paced Language Learning and Supplementary Language Support Program
    Pronunciator Pronunciator teaches 80 world languages, including TESOL, from 50 language interfaces. This program is a great tool for self-assisted language learning, to provide supplemental practice and support for language classes taken on…
Rank this Week: 329