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Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 13

    Preneed Contract Holders: the lonely 5%

    Preneed Contract Holders: the lonely 5%
    The Memorial Business Journal recently reported on findings from the NFDA’s 2014 Consumer Awareness and Preferences Study.   Some of the findings may not come as much of a surprise to funeral directors, such as consumer…
  • Jun 16

    Cemetery Care Fund Reports: The Operator’s Vicarious Liability

    Cemetery Care Fund Reports: The Operator’s Vicarious Liability
    Typically, the standard by which a cemetery is judged to be abandoned is whether the grass is getting cut.  But for licensed cemeteries, some states’ laws may also include provisions to deem a cemetery abandoned when regulatory…
  • Jun 10

    The Fed’s Tapering Plan: A Bumpy Road for Death Care Trusts?

    The Fed’s Tapering Plan: A Bumpy Road for Death Care Trusts?
    It has been almost ten years since the return on Government bonds fell below 5%.  But bond returns did not hit bottom until four years later when the sub-prime mortgage market collapsed.  Those conditions threatened the…
Rank this Week: 392

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Jul 13

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa
    WACO, Texas - Immigrant activists from all over Texas gathered Saturday, July 12th to protest the detention of immigrants in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) houses 250 detainees at…
  • Jul 10

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
  • Jul 10

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can
    NPR News by John Burnett (Austin) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings. The class-action…
Rank this Week: 480

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Bundled & Loyalty Discounts Under the Microscope at DOJ/FTC Workshop

    Bundled & Loyalty Discounts Under the Microscope at DOJ/FTC Workshop
    On June 24, leading antitrust economists and attorneys participated in a workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division on conditional pricing practices, including loyalty and bundled…
  • Jul 11

    FTC Requires ADT To Monitor Spokesperson Endorsements Of Its Home Monitoring System

    FTC Requires ADT To Monitor Spokesperson Endorsements Of Its Home Monitoring System
    ADT, LLC, a home security company, must now monitor its own spokespersons’ endorsements more closely. ADT recently settled charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it had misrepresented endorsements by paid spokespersons as…
  • Jul 10

    NYC’s Supersize Soda Ban Falls Flat, But Soda Industry’s Fight Not Over

    NYC’s Supersize Soda Ban Falls Flat, But Soda Industry’s Fight Not Over
    New York City’s last ditch effort to save its supersize “soda ban” came up empty at the end of last month when the New York Court of Appeals held that the city health board lacked the regulatory authority to limit...
Rank this Week: 535

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day, 2014

    Happy Independence Day, 2014
    I would like to wish you on behalf of myself and the Biker Law Blog a happy Independence Day for the year 2014. On this day in the year 1776, a group of liberal radicals declared their independence from the English Empire, which was a…
  • Jul 3

    How to hardwire a GPS into a Harley-Davidson Electra glide

    How to hardwire a GPS into a Harley-Davidson Electra glide
    For several years now I’ve used a GPS set up my different Harley-Davidson Electra glides with a cigarette charger type of cable that I had the jerry-rigged into the GPS. You can read an article that I wrote about my GPS setup back in…
Rank this Week: 560

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 11

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing
    Many customers need education or training before you can sell them your product or service. And, they need to see themselves using your product or service before you can sell to them. The education or training of your customers...
  • Jul 10

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing
    That is a question we should all be asking. Then we should decide if the answer matters to us or our business. If you are Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shops and a Subway franchisee is going to several of your...
  • Jul 9

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing
    While I'm a complete believer in franchise-wide social media systems, you simply may find that you buy into a franchise without something in place. That means it's left to you. So, what are you going to do about it? Well,...
Rank this Week: 431

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Jul 10

    CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

    CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.
    Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during…
  • Jun 24

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014
    BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable. addthis_url =…
  • Jun 23

    Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30

    Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30
    Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable during Saturday 28th June 09:30-11:30 due to scheduled database maintenance by their partner, Atypon. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D17027'; …
Rank this Week: 505

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jul 10

    Court Decides a Case Regarding Kinship Issue

    Court Decides a Case Regarding Kinship Issue
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a case of accounting of the Public Administrator, where the issue of kinship was referred to a court attorney/referee pursuant to SCPA 506. All parties stipulated to waive the report of the referee and…
  • Jul 9

    Court Determines Legal Fees in Probate Case

    Court Determines Legal Fees in Probate Case
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
  • Jun 22

    Heirs Bring Action Because they were Left Out of Mother's Will

    Heirs Bring Action Because they were Left Out of Mother's Will
    A New York Probate Lawyer said a woman died survived by one sister and thirteen descendants of pre-deceased siblings. The deceased woman’s nephew, the Executor filed a Verified Petition to Probate a Last Will and Testament, dated April…
Rank this Week: 473

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Jul 10

    5 Year Disorderly Conduct Conviction

    5 Year Disorderly Conduct Conviction
    My name is Kimberly and I have three children. Recently I have been applying for clerical jobs, since this is the field I am experienced in. Once an employee seeing that I have a Disorderly Conduct Conviction from 2009 on […] The post…
  • Jun 25

    A “minor” mistake

    A “minor” mistake
    Hi my name is Shane, when I was a young nineteen year old minor I made the mistake of drinking and driving. I was given the maximum deferred sentence and community service hours. During my time doing community service with […] The post…
  • Jun 19

    Money unknown

    Money unknown
    Hello I am Art MBA retired disabled navy vet. on Oct 5th 2014 I was paying a fine for possession of marijuana, at the Polk county probation office, I was 2 months shy of completing my Masters degree, I smoked […] The post Money unknown…
Rank this Week: 486

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 390

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 416

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 515

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 9

    Why Hasn’t Leanna Harris Been Charged in the Death of Cooper Harris? There Are 4 Good Reason

    Why Hasn’t Leanna Harris Been Charged in the Death of Cooper Harris? There Are 4 Good Reason
    Copyrighted Material by The Pate Law Firm Many people are wondering why Leanna Harris has not been charged in the death of her son. Although Leanna Harris was not the person who left Cooper in the sweltering SUV to die,...Read More…
  • Jul 7

    How I Would Defend Justin Ross Harris: Five Things That Need to Be Done Now

    How I Would Defend Justin Ross Harris: Five Things That Need to Be Done Now
    Copyrighted Material by The Pate Law Firm Justin Ross Harris remains in jail on child cruelty and felony murder charges. Rumors have already started circulating that he may be considering some sort of plea deal to avoid the death…
  • Jul 3

    What Happens to Justin Ross Harris Now That He Has Been Denied Bond?

    What Happens to Justin Ross Harris Now That He Has Been Denied Bond?
    Copyrighted Material by The Pate Law Firm Well, the short answer is that he stays in jail. Today, Chief Magistrate Judge Frank Cox in Cobb County, Georgia denied Justin Ross Harris’ request for bond. The judge also found sufficient…
Rank this Week: 602

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Provides answers to questions about bankruptcy in Mississippi. By Frank Coxwell.

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Jul 9

    Can I Report My Mortgage Payments to the Credit Bureau?

    Can I Report My Mortgage Payments to the Credit Bureau?
    The bankruptcy code does not require that you reaffirm, or sign an agreement to continue to be personally responsible for the payments on your mortgage. As long as you continue to pay the house notes they cannot foreclose.  However, most…
  • Jul 8

    Can I Get Credit After Bankruptcy?

    Can I Get Credit After Bankruptcy?
    The question I get asked most often is some form of “How long will my credit be trashed because of the bankruptcy?” In most cases, your credit is already trashed before you come to see me. Filing bankruptcy will improve your…
  • Jul 7

    Will My Bankruptcy Affect My Spouse’s Credit Report?

    Will My Bankruptcy Affect My Spouse’s Credit Report?
    Mississippi is not a community property state and in most cases, a husband and wife are not responsible for each other’s debts. There are some exceptions, but they usually would only come up in a divorce or action between the husband…
Rank this Week: 549

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation
    What is the limitations period for Section 1983 and 1985 claims?  "Although there is no federal statute of limitations for civil rights violations alleged under [section] 1983, `courts construing [section] 1983 "borrow" the forum state's…
  • May 2

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose
    WHEN IS A PARTY A PREVAILING PARTY SO AS TO BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE OPPONENT PAY HIS OR HER ATTORNEY'S FEES UNDER STATUTE OR CONTRACT?  Under the American Rule, attorney's fees are recoverable only if authorized by statute or by…
  • May 1

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court
    WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES RULE 11 AGREEMENT HAVE TO SATISFY TO BE ENFORCEABLE? A Rule 11 agreement must be in writing and signed and filed with the court unless it is made in open court. See TEX.R.CIV.P. 11. The filing requirement creates the…
Rank this Week: 523

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 8

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District
    The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and…
  • Jul 8

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]
    The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and…
  • Jul 7

    Justin Reich on MOOCs and the Science of Learning [AUDIO]

    Justin Reich on MOOCs and the Science of Learning [AUDIO]
    Millions of learners on platforms like edX and Coursera are generating terabytes of data tracking their activity in real time. Online learning platforms capture extraordinarily detailed records of student behavior, and now the challenge for…
Rank this Week: 644

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up
    Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading…
  • Jun 5

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker
    No lawyer is. We can help. We can sometimes solve problems. But none of us can do the impossible. 1. I can’t make the case go faster just because you want me to. 2. You rented your investment condo/house to … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 435

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 543

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

Discusses issues of interest to foreigners relocating to or investing in Panama.

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    Debt collection in Panama

    Debt collection in Panama
    What happens to those outstanding debts owed to your company? Are these lost forever? Often companies simply write off the debt collection, without ever thinking about pursuing the money owed. What is your company’s plan of…
  • Jun 6

    Setting up shop in Panama

    Setting up shop in Panama
    Setting up shop in PanamaThings to think about when setting up a business in Panama.Share |
  • Jun 2

    The Moral Case for Tax Haven

    The Moral Case for Tax Haven
    This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video demonstrates that low-tax jurisdictions offer millions of people around the world a safe haven from tyrannical and oppressive government. For this, and many other reasons, there is a…
Rank this Week: 401

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    An Interview with VALL's 1st President

    An Interview with VALL's 1st President
    By Jane Harrison In 1984 Ann Roberts Caudle was the first to wear the VALL president’s hat. The association began as the Richmond Area law Libraries (RALLA) in 1981. As the membership grew beyond the Richmond area, and, so not…
  • Jun 27

    Authors Guild v. HathiTrust

    Authors Guild v. HathiTrust
    by Paul Hellyer Earlier this month, the Second Circuit decided Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. This is an important copyright case for libraries, and it’s a definite win for us. For those of you unfamiliar with it, HathiTrust is an…
  • Jun 20

    VALL Membership Renewal Time

    VALL Membership Renewal Time
    Yes, it's that time again ... time to renew your VALL membership! You should all have received an email from Chris Vassey about your membership 2014-2015.If you haven't or would like membership for a new staff member, please click here for…
Rank this Week: 516

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Jul 3

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic
    legalweek An article by Susan Beck in the New York Law Journal takes a look at the role of lawyers in the events leading to BNP Paribas's $8.9bn settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
  • Jul 2

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?
    legalweek The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a…
  • Jul 1

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?
    legalweek Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it,…
Rank this Week: 645

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Jul 2

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce
    What rights does a divorced spouse have to inherit from a former spouse’s estate? Fla. Stat. § 732.703 became effective in 2012 and concerns beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, 401ks and other…
  • Jul 2

    Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse

    Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse
    Can we agree to something else? The law in Florida is clear in its intentions to protect a surviving spouse from being disinherited.  Fla. Stat. 732.201-732.2155 specifies the applicable rules for a surviving spouse to claim the elective…
  • Jul 1

    Qualified Renunciation

    Qualified Renunciation
    In Florida, one of the pleading requirements for a Will Contest or Trust Contest is a general allegation in the complaint that the contestant renounces any benefit he or she receives under the challenged document. The “renunciation…
Rank this Week: 542

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 1

    Thomas Conley and Norman Jeddeloh author physician employment guide for AMA

    Thomas Conley and Norman Jeddeloh author physician employment guide for AMA
    Chicago Partners Thomas Conley and Norman Jeddeloh recently co-authored the “Annotated Model Physician-Group Practice Employment Agreement” for the American Medical Association. This book is a valuable resource for physicians,…
  • May 28

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on human resource topic

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on human resource topic
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented, "Human Resources Best Practices" on May 12 to the Illinois CPA Society - Industry and Business Forum. He spoke before approximately 30 accountants on a wide range of human resource…
  • Apr 22

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on managing an accounting practice

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on managing an accounting practice
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented to the Illinois CPA Society on April 16 at a chapter event called, “Human Resource Best Practices.” Mr. Tremblay's presentation was called, “Best Practices for…
Rank this Week: 378

Harvard Law and Policy Review

Harvard Law and Policy Review

Focuses on promoting scholarship with practical application to societal challenges. Official Journal of the American Constitution Society.

http://www3.law.harvard.edu/journals/hlpr/
  • Jul 1

    Dangerous Precedents in Hobby Lobby

    Dangerous Precedents in Hobby Lobby
    by Noah Marks Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, holding 5-4 that religious owners of closely-held corporations are exempt from the contraception coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act based on the…
  • Jun 30

    Free Exercise Clause Protection for Junk Science

    Free Exercise Clause Protection for Junk Science
    By Tom Watts Today, the Supreme Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In this post, I examine an issue that the Court passed over: whether Hobby Lobby’s belief is actually religious. The Court presumed so, but their presumption was…
  • Jun 27

    Riley v. California: A Reply

    Riley v. California: A Reply
    By Jake Laperruque Editor’s note: Jake is responding to the original version of our second post on Riley v. California.  In my opinion, this post’s critique of the Riley decision is wrong for several reasons: First, it…
Rank this Week: 483

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce
    When you have been helping people going through divorce as long as I have, over 29 years (sorry that figure just made me feel old!), then you start to think about how different people recover from the pain of divorce and separation quicker…
  • Jun 23

    Take care with caveats- Family Court

    Take care with caveats- Family Court
    In Homer's classic tale of the wanderings after Troy, the Odyssey, one of the challenges facing Odysseus was to escape the Sirens. These three singing maidens would sing to seafarers, calling them to their deaths when the seafarers, hearing…
  • Jun 2

    Having sex with others means you can still be in a de facto relationship: Family Court

    Having sex with others means you can still be in a de facto relationship: Family Court
    Having sex with others during the duration of a relationship can still mean that you are in a de facto relationship, even if you consider that you aren't, according to a recent Family Court decision, although as Justice Tree stated,…
Rank this Week: 628

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

Features current developments in whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. By Phillips & Cohen LLP.

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 23

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 23
    “Kudos to the SEC for its very public efforts to protect whistleblowers’ jobs and confidentiality,” says Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton in her most recent Forbes.com article. The SEC has “put teeth” in…
  • Jun 20

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 16

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 16
    The whistleblower case involving Lance Armstrong will continue, ruled a U.S. federal judge this week. Armstrong was attempting to have the $100 million fraud case, based on violations involving doping, dismissed. (Lance Armstrong Must Face…
  • Jun 13

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 9

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 9
    BNP Paribas’ Chief Operating Officer Georges Chodron de Courcel has resigned amid $10 billion settlement talks with the United States over alleged violations of sanctions against Iran, Sudan and other countries. (BNP Executive Leaving…
Rank this Week: 411

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
Rank this Week: 530

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
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
  • Jun 20

    Is Hachette Being Hoisted by Its Own DRM Petard?

    Is Hachette Being Hoisted by Its Own DRM Petard?
    Rebecca Tushnet points to this column by Cory Doctorow arguing that Hachette is being held hostage in its fight with Amazon over e-book versions of its books because of its “single-minded insistence on DRM”: “It’s…
  • May 9

    Oracle v. Google Reversed – Why Framing Matter

    Oracle v. Google Reversed – Why Framing Matter
    Two years to the day since my last blog post on this subject, the Federal Circuit has reversed Judge Alsup’s ruling that the Java API (the list of function and variable -a/k/a parameter- names) is uncopyrightable. The Federal…
Rank this Week: 399

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
  • Apr 27

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark
    Unusual — even risqué — brands are memorable, which can pay dividends. That’s the upshot of a recent New York Times article. For example, David Hall was running a small construction company when he decided to…
Rank this Week: 608

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Citing to Presentence Report

    Citing to Presentence Report
    The Eastern District of Tennessee has started filing a sealed copy of the Presentence Report in ECF. This means there is a docket entry for the document, and attorneys are sent a filed copy with the PageID#. The copy that goes to the Sixth…
  • Apr 24

    False distress signal = $489,000

    False distress signal = $489,000
    Not much happening this week (so far) in the Sixth, so thought I would share this nugget with you.  Yesterday, the Court upheld the sentence in the case of United States v. Kumar. 13-3970  Kumar was a 19 year old student at…
  • Apr 22

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit
    Compared to most weeks, the 6th Circuit was very active this past week. There were five published cases, which appear to be noteworthy. I will provide a brief synopsis of all five. 1) Teresa Prewett v. Stanley Weems, Case No. 12-6489.…
Rank this Week: 576

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage
                   Broadcast stocks rose as much as double digits on the day the Supreme Court released its Aereodecision.  The decision underscores the value in…
  • Jun 25

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision
                The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance…
  • Jun 6

    Leo Google

    Leo Google
               Of late it appears that the FCC must be running a sale on merger authorizations given the glut of questionable attempts.  With so much occurring in the incumbent world to…
Rank this Week: 600

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Investor Files FINRA Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Regarding Private Equitie

    Investor Files FINRA Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Regarding Private Equitie
    Stockbroker arbitration lawyers are looking into accusations made against First Allied Securities, Inc. and broker Rami Yahalom regarding risky investments in AE Luxtera Investments II, LLC, a private technology start-up company. According to…
  • Jun 18

    FINRA Bars Wade James Lawrence from Financial Industry

    FINRA Bars Wade James Lawrence from Financial Industry
    Recently, Wade James Lawrence was barred from the financial industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Investors’ rights lawyers are exploring accusations made against Lawrence regarding misappropriation of funds…
  • Jun 16

    Ameriprise Told to Pay $1.17 Million to Elderly Couple after Unsuitable Real Estate Investment

    Ameriprise Told to Pay $1.17 Million to Elderly Couple after Unsuitable Real Estate Investment
    Investors’ rights lawyers are advising senior investors to stay alert when looking at potential investment opportunities.  Recently,  a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panel entered an arbitration award in…
Rank this Week: 571

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    New Hampshire's Distinction: Fewest Health Insurers in Federal Marketplace — One

    New Hampshire's Distinction: Fewest Health Insurers in Federal Marketplace — One
    A new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that people who selected silver plans, the most popular plan type in the federal Marketplace, with tax credits paid an average premium of $69 per month. In the…
  • Jun 2

    Boston-area Law Firm Expands into Utah's Hot Emerging Growth Market

    Boston-area Law Firm Expands into Utah's Hot Emerging Growth Market
    Boston-area business law firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton (MBBP) has announced it is expanding its reach to serve clients from its new Salt Lake City, Utah office. MBBP is known for serving emerging high tech and life sciences…
  • May 22

    Data Security for Small Law Firm

    Data Security for Small Law Firm
    The Social Law Library is hosting a continuing legal education (CLE) two-hour seminar on Data Security for Small Law Firms on May 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Special Collections Room at One Pemberton Square, Suite 4100, in Boston. What you need…
Rank this Week: 596

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 400

The Common Scold

The Common Scold

Covers legal technology, law firm management, business travel and the New York Yankees. By Monica Bay.

http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/
  • Jun 22

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title

    Texas Ethics Opinion Strips Professionals of CIO, CTO Title
    I'm still reeling over the news that the Texas State Bar's ethics committee has declared that law firms in that state can no longer use the words "officer" or "Prinicipal" in job titles for nonlawyer employees, including…
  • Jun 22

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!

    Deja Vu — The Common Scold is Back!
    Time sure flies, doesn't it! I confess, I've been a bit absorbed with other tasks, so it's fun to get back to The Common Scold! And ironically, my first return post addresses the same issue as my last one: It's time for LegalTech West Coast!…
  • May 20

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure

    Come Join Us @ The Westin Bonaventure
    Hope to see you at LegalTech West Coast, which opens Tuesday morning at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown L.A. Money tight? Check out the $50 special pass that buys you keynotes, plenary sessions, and other programs, as well as full access…
Rank this Week: 555

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    What Happens at a Juvenile Detention Hearing?

    What Happens at a Juvenile Detention Hearing?
    If your child has been arrested, you have probably been informed that he or she will be having a “juvenile detention hearing.”  If your child was arrested in Collin County this hearing will probably be held at the John…
  • Jun 20

    What Happens at a Juvenile Detention Hearing?

    What Happens at a Juvenile Detention Hearing?
    If your child has been arrested, you have probably been informed that he or she will be having a “juvenile detention hearing.”  If your child was arrested in Collin County this hearing will probably be held at the John…
  • Jun 6

    Sealing Juvenile Record

    Sealing Juvenile Record
    What is “sealing” a juvenile record? Under Texas Family Code Chapter 58, sealing your juvenile record releases you from the requirement that you disclose your involvement in your juvenile proceedings to any employer, state…
Rank this Week: 536

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

Provides commentary on recent antitrust developments. By Matthew S. Wild.

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 634

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • May 30

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy
    B.G. Hennessy is a critically acclaimed author of children’s books. Besides publishing her own original stories, Hennessy serves as the primary creator of the Don Freeman series Corduroy the Bear. After studying book design at the…
Rank this Week: 452

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 402

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 601

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 544

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Jun 16

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due
    Today TaxMama® wants to take a moment to remind you about two key June deadlines. Today – estimated taxes are due. June 30th – the FBAR filing. …
  • Jun 2

    Student Loan Interest

    Student Loan Interest
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sheronda in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue (edited). “Taxpayer paid off her student loan using a home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Is the interest still deductible?”   …
  • May 19

    Capital Gain Bracket

    Capital Gain Bracket
    Today TaxMama® hears from Hammed in the TaxQuips Forum, with this interesting question. “What is the income limit for married filing jointly to pay ZERO capital gains tax in 2014? Does the income include the social security…
Rank this Week: 581

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jun 14

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer
    An Examination Under Oath, or EUO can lead to serious consequences.  You are not required to have a lawyer and you will not be provided with a lawyer.  The insurance company will have a lawyer present so going into an EUO in…
  • Jun 14

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer
    Much like other states around the country, New York is cracking down on unemployment fraud.  Our New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyers have successfully helped clients with unemployment fraud cases.  However, you cannot just wait to…
  • Jun 10

    Eight arrested for unemployment fraud in New Jersey

    Eight arrested for unemployment fraud in New Jersey
    Eight people have recently been arrested for allegedly committing unemployment fraud in New Jersey.  To many, unemployment fraud seems like a victimless crime.  They think that if they just pay the money back, they won’t be…
Rank this Week: 520

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 631

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and spousal support issues in California. By Thomas M. Huguenor.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    California Courts Oversee Amount of Child Support

    California Courts Oversee Amount of Child Support
    When parents divorce, they must address many serious and life-changing issues, including custody, visitation, and child support. In many cases, these issues will arise during family law proceedings involving parents who never married but had…
  • Jun 5

    Court Upholds Divorce Judgment by Default, Despite Allegations of Fraud

    Court Upholds Divorce Judgment by Default, Despite Allegations of Fraud
    California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that if one person wants to end the marriage, the court has the power to do so, without any "cause" and even if the other spouse does not want it to end. It is important to understand the…
  • May 29

    Highest Court in California Rules Life Insurance Policy is Community Property

    Highest Court in California Rules Life Insurance Policy is Community Property
    When people get divorced in California, the law mandates that their "community property" be divided equally between them. This means that any property accumulated during the marriage, with the exception of inheritances and gifts, is subject…
Rank this Week: 434

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Indiana accidents, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Crossen Kooi, LLP.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/indiana-injury-lawyer-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 28

    Secondary Drowning

    Secondary Drowning
    Has your little one ever been in the swimming pool and started to struggle?  Maybe they slipped  and briefly got out of your reach?  They take in some water but you are able to get to them quickly and all is well.  Or at…
  • May 19

    Happy May!

    Happy May!
    The month of May is in full swing!  As you look around the city, there is plenty to do all month long.  From the Mini Marathon to the Indy 500 to the Indiana Pacers playoffs, there won’t be a dull moment this month.  …
Rank this Week: 413