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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 19

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand
    The Illinois Review Board has remanded a matter where it concluded that violation of the following rule justified the rehearing of proven serious misconduct. The Rule: (a) Post‑Trial Motions. Except as provided herein, post-trial motions…
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
Rank this Week: 822

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

U.S. and China Visa Law Blog

Covers the visa, permanent residence and citizenship laws of the two countries. By Gary Chodorow.

http://lawandborder.com/
  • Sep 19

    EU Chamber of Commerce in China Position Paper on Visa Issue

    EU Chamber of Commerce in China Position Paper on Visa Issue
    The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China publishes an annual Position Paper with recommendations to Chinese policy-makers on how to improve the Chinese business environment. The Paper includes various visa-related…
  • Aug 25

    Ministry of Public Security Solicits Tips on Persons with Dual Nationality

    Ministry of Public Security Solicits Tips on Persons with Dual Nationality
    China’s Ministry of Public Security posted this appeal on its website: members of the public with knowledge of family residence registration (hukou) violations should report their tips to the public security bureau. This includes…
  • Aug 25

    Waiting List to Be Established for China EB-5

    Waiting List to Be Established for China EB-5
    The maximum level of immigrant visa numbers which may be made available to China EB-5 applicants during fiscal year 2014 has been reached, effective August 23, 2014. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting…
Rank this Week: 922

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 621

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Sep 19

    1 Dead, 2 Injured in Morganton Work Zone Crash

    1 Dead, 2 Injured in Morganton Work Zone Crash
    One worker is dead and two others have been hospitalized following a work zone accident in Morganton, North Carolina.
  • Sep 19

    FDA Votes To Change Labels On Testosterone Replacement Product

    FDA Votes To Change Labels On Testosterone Replacement Product
    An advisory panel for the FDA has voted in favor of requiring manufacturers of testosterone products to update their labels due to concerns that the current labels are misleading.
  • Sep 19

    Car Accidents With Multiple Deaths Increasing in Texa

    Car Accidents With Multiple Deaths Increasing in Texa
    A study has found that the number of auto accidents that result in multiple deaths are on the rise in Texas, especially in areas affected by the recent oil and gas boom.
Rank this Week: 585

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Sep 19

    Panel to focus on First Amendment opinion

    Panel to focus on First Amendment opinion
    Education and journalism leaders will discuss findings from the most recent “Future of the First Amendment” survey during a streamed session on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Panelists will include Carol Lange, director for the…
  • Sep 19

    Dallas legal organizations plan wills clinic for area resident

    Dallas legal organizations plan wills clinic for area resident
    The Dallas Area Paralegal Association and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program are sponsoring a wills clinic at Fowler Christian Apartments in Dallas on Sept. 27. Pro bono lawyers will be paired with a client seeking assistance and will have…
  • Sep 19

    Tom Keyser: The Living Year

    Tom Keyser: The Living Year
    The following article originally appeared in San Antonio Lawyer magazine and is reprinted with permission from San Antonio Lawyer and the San Antonio Bar Association. By Steve Peirce Tom Keyser stood on a chair in the gym of his rented…
Rank this Week: 679

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 752

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Sep 19

    Divided We Stand

    Divided We Stand
    Now that the results are in and Scotland has decided to remain in the (slightly less) United Kingdom, it’s time to make the story about us, so Reuters has conveniently released the results of a poll of some 9,000 Americans indicating…
  • Sep 19

    UNITED Kingdom; Scotland Stays in the Union

    UNITED Kingdom; Scotland Stays in the Union
    Image Courtesy of The Telegraph UK All of Scotland’s 32 councils have reported their votes, and the Nay’s have it. Scotland will remain in the United Kingdom. Despite polls in the past week showing that the Yes Scotland vote was…
  • Sep 18

    If You Fake Being Arabian You Can Meet Dave Chappelle Too

    If You Fake Being Arabian You Can Meet Dave Chappelle Too
    Last weekend I was in Las Vegas with a bunch of my friends. We are normally known for our outlandish behavior and disregard for social norms during our nights out on the town, but this time a few people in our group took our code of conduct…
Rank this Week: 813

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 857

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Sep 19

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?
    Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the…
  • Sep 5

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police
    In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate…
  • Aug 27

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
    The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute…
Rank this Week: 536

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change
    Guest post by Rebecca SolnitThere have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or…
  • Sep 16

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime
    Rob Manfred will take over as the new Commissioner of Baseball from the ex-Wisconsin car dealer Bud Selig who, having presided over the Steroid Era, the advent of interleague play, and the malfeasance of Met ownership, is retiring after…
  • Sep 11

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War
    General Custer to officer:  Anything that man tells me will be a lie.  Therefore, he will be perfect reverse barometer. . . .Custer to Jack Crabb:  What should I do, mule skinner? . . . . Should I go down there, or…
Rank this Week: 554

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 750

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 19

    Pennsylvania Regulatory Commission Rejects Lobbyist Fee Increase

    Pennsylvania Regulatory Commission Rejects Lobbyist Fee Increase
    The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) rejected the Department of State’s proposed increase to the biennial lobbyist registration fee. The Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 19

    State and Federal Communications Supports the Blue Line!

    State and Federal Communications Supports the Blue Line!
    State and Federal Communications is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Akron Marathon, which will be held on Saturday, September Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 19

    News You Can Use Digest – September 19, 2014

    News You Can Use Digest – September 19, 2014
    National: Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 587

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Proposed Laws Requiring Simplified Vehicle Dashboard

    Proposed Laws Requiring Simplified Vehicle Dashboard
    "Infotainment" is a new word coined by car manufacturers. It means the complicated dashboard devices that control music, phone systems, navigation, and, sometimes, Internet searches and social media updates. While they may be a joy to use,…
  • Sep 19

    Playground Accidents: Legal Representation for Wrongfully Injured Children

    Playground Accidents: Legal Representation for Wrongfully Injured Children
    Playgrounds should be filled with the sounds of childhood glee, laughter and chatter that warm the heart, not cries of pain. Most playground injuries can be fixed with a bandage, perhaps some ice, and a loving kiss. However, some playground…
  • Sep 17

    Employer Wage-and-Hour Violation of Law

    Employer Wage-and-Hour Violation of Law
    Illegally stealing tips from servers is not rare in the restaurant world. Owners of single restaurants and franchises within large chains have been known to steal their employees' tips. They do this when tips are pooled, that is, paid into…
Rank this Week: 576

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Sep 19

    Lawsuit Contests Ban on Wall Street Cash for State Pol

    Lawsuit Contests Ban on Wall Street Cash for State Pol
    Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak recently appeared on Newsmax TV to discuss a lawsuit filed by one that seeks to end a Securities and Exchange Commission ban on political contributions from Wall Street firms to governors and other state…
  • Sep 12

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre
    On September 9, 2014, Pepper Hamilton attorneys Gregory J. Nowak and John P. Falco spoke on a webinar for West LegalEdcenter, part of Thomson Reuters. This podcast is a recording of this webinar. On July 23 the Securities and Exchange...
  • Jun 2

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More
    Representatives from Pepper Hamilton, Duff & Phelps and Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS) led a fast-paced, interactive discussion of some of the hottest topics in the fund managing world. This podcast is a recording of this…
Rank this Week: 713

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
  • Sep 19

    Hawaii’s Appellate Mediation Program

    Hawaii’s Appellate Mediation Program
    On August 26, 2014, the HSBA Litigation Section held a presentation on the Hawaii Appellate Mediation Program with speakers Andy Hipp (the Director of the Hawaii Judiciary’s alterative dispute resolution programs) and Melissa Lewis…
  • Sep 4

    Writ to Watch: Kellberg v. Yuen

    Writ to Watch: Kellberg v. Yuen
    On August 13, 2014, the HAWSCT accepted cert in Mark C. Kellberg v. Christopher J. Yuen, SCWC-12-0000266, on the issue of whether the circuit court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of the County of Hawaii on the issue of an illegal…
  • Sep 2

    August 2014 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up

    August 2014 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up
    Once again we round up the stats for the Hawaii appellate courts for the previous month. In the month of August 2014, 72 ( *74 see note 1 below) decisions (in the form of opinions and orders) were issued by the courts, up from the official…
Rank this Week: 812

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Guardrails: When a Safety Device Becomes Dangerou

    Guardrails: When a Safety Device Becomes Dangerou
    They are supposed to be there for our safety. Guardrails can help prevent an out-of-control vehicle from careening over a cliff or other hazardous terrain and can also keep such vehicles away from opposing traffic. In these roles, they save…
  • Sep 18

    Public Event in Emeryville Time to Remember Lost Daughter, Raise Awareness Over Railroad Safety

    Public Event in Emeryville Time to Remember Lost Daughter, Raise Awareness Over Railroad Safety
    Any time a parent has to be reminded of the loss of a child is an extraordinarily difficult and painful experience. But sometimes parents who have lost a child due to a tragic incident decide to revisit the issue out a sense of public…
  • Sep 17

    Playground Injuries: When It Is More than an Everyday Childhood Stumble

    Playground Injuries: When It Is More than an Everyday Childhood Stumble
    If asked to point to a scene that truly defines the word “joy,” we’d be hard-pressed to find a better image than that of children at play on a playground. On the playground, the kid next to you can become your best friend,…
Rank this Week: 912

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Sep 19

    This just in: Careers in Health Law

    This just in: Careers in Health Law
    Are you interested in a career in health law?  Check out Careers in Health Law by Lawrence Singer, Megan Bess, and Kristin Finn.  Health law is a rapidly changing field; health lawyers today do not practice the same way that they…
  • Sep 19

    Fingerprints for Ohio Character and Fitness Application

    Fingerprints for Ohio Character and Fitness Application
    The CSU Police will be at the Law School to take your fingerprints for your Character and Fitness Application on Friday October 10, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm in the back of the Student Services Center. The cost…
  • Sep 18

    Cyberlaw Research Guide

    Cyberlaw Research Guide
    Interested in computers, cybercrime, internet law, privacy? Then check out our updated Cyberlaw Research Guide. Cyber Law is “the area of law dealing with the use of computers and the Internet and the exchange of communications and…
Rank this Week: 605

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Sep 19

    Canada Issues Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahama

    Canada Issues Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahama
    On Wednesday, Canada began advising its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution, especially in Nassau, due to high rates of crime.” On its government website Canada urged Canadian travelers to be vigilant and raised…
  • Sep 18

    Mystery Shrouds Disappearance of 23 Year-Old Macedonian Crew Member from M/S Serenissima

    Mystery Shrouds Disappearance of 23 Year-Old Macedonian Crew Member from M/S Serenissima
    A newspaper in Macedonia, Press 24, published an article "Семејството ја бара веќе 4 дена:…
  • Sep 18

    California Court Dismisses Costa Concordia Lawsuit

    California Court Dismisses Costa Concordia Lawsuit
    Earlier this week, a federal district judge in California dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of two cruise passengers against Carnival arising out of the January 2012 Costa Concordia disaster, ruling that the case must be pursued in Italy…
Rank this Week: 880

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 905

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct
    The Department of Justice's ("DOJ") Criminal Division announced, through its Assistant Attorney General, Leslie R. Caldwell, that the DOJ is closely scrutinizing civil False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits for criminal conduct.…
  • Sep 19

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015
    As expected, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") officially set the ICD-10 compliance date for October 1, 2015. Previously, providers and payors had until October 1, 2014 to transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10…
  • Sep 11

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS
    In an attempt to combat prescription drug abuse, on August 22, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") published a final rule (here) elevating Hydrocodone-combination products ("HCPs") to the more restrictive schedule II…
Rank this Week: 852

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Analogous Rating

    Analogous Rating
    When the VA awards service-connection for a condition/disease, it has to determine how much to award for the condition/disease. To facilitate this process, the VA has created a ratings table that lists conditions and diseases, and how to rate…
  • Sep 16

    Agent Orange, Herbicides, and TCDD Explained

    Agent Orange, Herbicides, and TCDD Explained
    TCDD is 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin, a chemical in a group of compounds named dioxins. It is what makes Agent Orange as notorious as it is, and is arguably the most toxic of all the dioxins, which is saying a lot, as dioxins are…
  • Sep 15

    Is my adult child eligible for something more than SSI? What are DAC benefits?

    Is my adult child eligible for something more than SSI? What are DAC benefits?
    A Disabled Adult Child (DAC) claim provides Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to a disabled adult who can prove a medical disability resulting in an inability to work, prior to age 22. An adult disability claim for Social Security…
Rank this Week: 828

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    More links between artificial sweeteners heavily used in diet soda and Diabete

    More links between artificial sweeteners heavily used in diet soda and Diabete
    My ears perked up when I heard this (literally, because I first heard this on an NPR podcast). I vividly remember when diet soft drinks first came out. Diet coke, in particular, tasted like slightly watered down battery acid. But people were…
  • Sep 15

    How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled

    How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled
    "How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled". There's an article on Huffington Post with this title. Like most articles with this type of title (and like most articles on HuffPo period), its not very good.…
  • Jul 29

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....
    Someone recently asked this question and I will paraphase it: "If a vocational expert at a hearing cites the existence of jobs that a person might be suited for but also states that they lack the ability to perform those jobs, is that a…
Rank this Week: 649

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 19

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice
    There are plenty of patents being issued to these giants of the banking industry which protect methods of processing transactions or performing other services through computer technologies. This year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice…
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
Rank this Week: 805

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Justice Chin to speak in OC on Monday

    Justice Chin to speak in OC on Monday
    Justice Ming Chin will be discussing briefing writing and advocacy at the next OCBA Appellate Law Section on Monday, Sept. 22. Register here.
  • Sep 18

    2d DCA pro tem updates / LACBA ACS Kick-Off meeting

    2d DCA pro tem updates / LACBA ACS Kick-Off meeting
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge John Shepard Wiley, Jr. of the Los Angeles…
  • Sep 17

    Busted for formatting trick

    Busted for formatting trick
    "Objection! Leading!"Yes, there are still courts that have page limits, not word counts. And yes, there are still lawyers that play formatting tricks to squeeze in extra text. And yes, they get in trouble, as in this order. (See Slate article…
Rank this Week: 823

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Persons Firm, LLC.

http://www.mariettainjurylawyer.com/
  • Sep 19

    Atlanta Appeals Court Finds Automaker Not Responsible for Fatal Accident

    Atlanta Appeals Court Finds Automaker Not Responsible for Fatal Accident
    On September 12, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta declined to revive a personal injury lawsuit brought by a woman whose daughter died in an automobile accident. The plaintiff was administrator of her daughter’s…
  • Sep 12

    Appeals Court Rules Atlanta Police’s High-Speed Chase is Not a Public “Nuisance”

    Appeals Court Rules Atlanta Police’s High-Speed Chase is Not a Public “Nuisance”
    High-speed police chases may look exciting on the local news, but they often have deadly consequences for innocent bystanders. In many cases, police and local officials are held blameless by the courts due to the doctrine of sovereign…
  • Sep 5

    Federal Court Asks Georgia Justices to Address Scope of Uninsured Motorist Benefit

    Federal Court Asks Georgia Justices to Address Scope of Uninsured Motorist Benefit
    On September 3, a federal appeals court asked the Georgia Supreme Court to clarify whether an insurance company must pay out “uninsured motorist” (UM) benefits for an accident caused by an agent of the State of Georgia. The…
Rank this Week: 877

Greenville SC Personal Injury…

Greenville SC Personal Injury Attorney Blog

By Ryan Montgomery.

http://www.ryanmontgomerylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Been in a car accident? Beware requests for recorded statement

    Been in a car accident? Beware requests for recorded statement
    Have you ever watched the local Greenville evening news and bridled when a reporter sticks a microphone in the face of someone who has just suffered a tragedy? Typically the question posed is "how are you feeling right now?" The...
  • Sep 12

    Can a death claim be filed against a South Carolina agency?

    Can a death claim be filed against a South Carolina agency?
    A couple of weeks ago, we posted about a pedestrian fatality that happened in Greenville County. The victim in that incident was a 65-year-old man. He was struck and killed as he was attempting to cross Augusta Road at Old...
  • Sep 12

    Car safety improving, but bad drivers will always be among u

    Car safety improving, but bad drivers will always be among u
    Some future day when you bring your car in for servicing in Greenville or elsewhere in South Carolina, you might be told that it's time to get your vehicle's fatigue-sensing algorithms checked. Maybe your on-board distraction-checking…
Rank this Week: 897

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
Rank this Week: 499

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 693

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

News and comments on securities law. By The Frankowski Firm, LLC

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Four Charged In Penny Stock Fraud Scheme Plead Not Guilty

    Four Charged In Penny Stock Fraud Scheme Plead Not Guilty
    The Frankowski Firm is investigating a penny stock fraud scheme that allegedly defrauded $290 million from thousands of investors, involving eight people who are facing criminal charges. Four of the eight charged in the pump-and-dump scheme…
  • Sep 18

    Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status In $3.2 Billion Lawsuit

    Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status In $3.2 Billion Lawsuit
    Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld a Jefferson County judge’s ruling that a lawsuit against CVS Caremark Corp. can proceed as a class-action to represent roughly 70,000 investors who assert that they lost $3.2 billion in a…
  • Sep 16

    7th Circuit Upholds Ponzi Scheme Conviction

    7th Circuit Upholds Ponzi Scheme Conviction
    The Frankowski Firm is investigating a Ponzi scheme involving the owners of Fair Finance, which was once a legitimate company that had provided financial services since the Great Depression. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh…
Rank this Week: 875

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip
    Referral marketing, as opposed to direct marketing, targets people with the potential to send you business. Successful firms rely on a high percentage of referrals to keep their practice booming. A referral network must be developed and…
  • Sep 12

    Not Your Average Business Plan

    Not Your Average Business Plan
    Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first…
  • Sep 5

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
    The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there.…
Rank this Week: 886

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 663

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Sep 19

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update
    This post was written by Stuart Wright and Siobhan Hayes When tenants offer landlords guarantees of their lease liabilities landlords need to take care what assignment rights the tenant can have and this was demonstrated in last week’s…
  • Sep 16

    (US) The Case That Could Disrupt a Century of Settled Law: PA Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Shedden v Anadarko

    (US) The Case That Could Disrupt a Century of Settled Law: PA Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Shedden v Anadarko
    This post and related article was written by Steven Chadwick, Michael Joy and Robert Jochen In an article that appears in The Legal Intelligencer, the authors discuss the significant impact that will result from a successful PA Supreme…
  • Sep 12

    (US) Public Private Partnerships Can Work: Pittsburgh Penguins and Community Agree on Development Plan

    (US) Public Private Partnerships Can Work: Pittsburgh Penguins and Community Agree on Development Plan
    The Pittsburgh Penguins have finalized a groundbreaking agreement with local community groups after years of negotiations involving the development of the 28 acre site where the former Civic Arena once stood. The agreement provides for, among…
Rank this Week: 715

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Sep 19

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job…

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
  • Sep 19

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict
    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
  • Sep 18

    Insider Trading Charges Leveled at Another Wilson Sonsini Employee

    Insider Trading Charges Leveled at Another Wilson Sonsini Employee
     With coverage breaking across major media, including the New York Times, CNBC, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, eyes turn once again to Wilson Sonsini on the topic of insider trading. Readers may remember that in 2011 a Wilson…
Rank this Week: 914

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 798

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Sep 19

    CNN Appeals Board Reinstatement Order

    CNN Appeals Board Reinstatement Order
    Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that CNN must reinstate over 100 unionized workers who were laid off in a restructuring more than 10 years ago.  And CNN is also required to pay those workers for lost pay and…
  • Sep 18

    Senate HELP Committee Approves Block’s Board Nomination

    Senate HELP Committee Approves Block’s Board Nomination
    Yesterday, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) approved the nomination of Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board.  Ms. Block is a former Board member whose recess appointment caused a great deal of…
  • Sep 17

    GOP Seeks To Reform NLRB

    GOP Seeks To Reform NLRB
    Yesterday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to curb what the Senator believes to be the Board’s “partisan” activities.  Co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the bill would add a…
Rank this Week: 559

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Jury Impartiality: Why it's so Difficult, and How it Can be Achieved

    Jury Impartiality: Why it's so Difficult, and How it Can be Achieved
    The right to an impartial jury during one's criminal trial is fundamental; it is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This right is of such importance because it must be the case that those who render verdicts, which…
  • Sep 17

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    The United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow, and certainly since the times of slavery. Nevertheless, just as we cannot wash away the stains these horrible eras have left on our national history, we cannot deny the fact…
  • Sep 16

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?
    To be sure, the circumstances surrounding the case of Jorge Barahona are cringe-worthy. That said, should a jury be able to hear the statements he gave police when he was heavily medicated and not thinking clearly? In early 2011, Barahona was…
Rank this Week: 977

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

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

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 962

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense
    Do you pay for someone to watch your kids while you work - either in your home or at a childcare sitter? You may be able to get a tax break for those expenses.
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)
    When you're in college, you depend on your parents a lot especially when it comes to finances and laundry. When it comes to student loans, parents can help out even more. A provision in the Tax Code lets you deduct interest paid on student…
  • Sep 18

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense
    How many phones are in your house? How many phones do you use for business? The type of phone line and the way that you use will determine whether you can deduct any of the costs. Here's what you need to know:
Rank this Week: 566

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Broker Spotlight – Joseph Biondolillo of Woodstock Financial Group

    Broker Spotlight – Joseph Biondolillo of Woodstock Financial Group
    According to The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) BrokerCheck system financial advisor Joseph Biondolillo (Biondolillo) has been subject to numerous regulatory complaints, customer complaints, and terminated by one…
  • Sep 18

    Gana LLP Investigation – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker Michael Zukowski

    Gana LLP Investigation – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker Michael Zukowski
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned broker Michael Zukowski (Zukowski) concerning allegations that Zukowski recommended unsuitable transactions in inverse and inverse-leveraged Exchange Traded Funds (Non-Traditional…
  • Sep 17

    Adam Gana is Quoted in OnWallStreet.com

    Adam Gana is Quoted in OnWallStreet.com
    Adam Gana, managing partner of Gana LLP was quoted in an article by Suleman Din entitled “Hammered by FINRA in Dispute with Morgan Stanely, Advisor Pays $200k.” The article discusses an advisor who took on Morgan Stanley in a…
Rank this Week: 729

West Virginia Personal Injury Law…

West Virginia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the law as well as issues about life, faith and healthy living. By Bordas & Bordas, PLLC.

http://www.bordaslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Wellspring Center

    Wellspring Center
    This month, I was invited to an open house at the newly opened Wellspring Pregnancy Center on Center Avenue in Moundsville, where my mother-in-law, Teresa Devlin, along with Tammy Hosenfeld, Chris Jacobs and other local volunteers have been…
  • Sep 18

    Every Tuesday Evening at 7:00PM

    Every Tuesday Evening at 7:00PM
    On November 17, 1998, a group of girls (young working women and mothers) from a variety of Christian denominations, gathered for the first time at the home of Anne Robinson. Included were her daughter, daughter-in-law, and Kathy Blass, wife…
  • Sep 17

    Barmageddon

    Barmageddon
    At the end of July, I sat for the Ohio bar exam. This was my second bar exam, having taken West Virginia the summer before, so I had some idea of what to expect, but was still nervous. I experienced...
Rank this Week: 997

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 971

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Browser Privacy

    Browser Privacy
    Sometimes, I just don't want to be noticed.  When that is the case, I turn to another virtual furry critter - Privacy Badger . This browser add-on was recently introduced (in its beta version) by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.…
  • Sep 18

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Police Body-Worn Camera

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Police Body-Worn Camera
    Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice released a report that details its recommendations and warnings regarding the use of body-worn cameras by police.Click here to read the story, and here is the link to the report (opens…
  • Sep 17

    Record Numer of Court Orders for Surveillance Recieved by DOJ in 2013

    Record Numer of Court Orders for Surveillance Recieved by DOJ in 2013
    "The U.S. Department of Justice obtained a record number of court orders last year in criminal investigations for information about who people were communicating with by phone and email." "The U.S. Marshals Service sought more orders last…
Rank this Week: 925

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 19

    TORT TALK EXPO 2014 A WEEK AWAY - REGISTER NOW

    TORT TALK EXPO 2014 A WEEK AWAY - REGISTER NOW
     September 26, 2014 TORT TALK EXPO 2014 Mohegan Sun Casino and HotelWilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit)     PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:  11:30 am - 12:00…
  • Sep 19

    Pa.R.E. 611(c)(2) Amended, Effective Immediately

    Pa.R.E. 611(c)(2) Amended, Effective Immediately
    Here is a LINK to the amended Pa.R.E. 611(c)(2) which governs the court's discretion to control the direct and cross-examinations of witnesses at trial.  The amendment is effective immediately.The amendments pertain to the scope of the…
  • Sep 18

    No Strict Liability in Dog Bite Case

    No Strict Liability in Dog Bite Case
    In the recent Lycoming County decision in the case of Warner v. Campbell, PICS Case No. 14-1352 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Aug. 4, 2014 Anderson, J.), the court granted a defendant's motion to dismiss a plaintiff's strict liability medical expenses…
Rank this Week: 815

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 19

    Welcome Kandace Kukas to Western New England School of Law

    Welcome Kandace Kukas to Western New England School of Law
    Please welcome Kandace Kukas to ASP work at Western New England. Her faculty profile can be found on the faculty page at WNE at Faculty Profiles WNE - Kandace Kukas. Here is a short bio for her: Kandace Kukas is...
  • Sep 18

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?
    ASP professionals working at law schools can sign up for the academic support listserv. Members of the listserv can post resources for others and post questions to solicit colleagues' advice. Thank you to Louis Schulze for sending the…
  • Sep 16

    Reading cases and preparing for exam

    Reading cases and preparing for exam
    Most of you are well within your first month of law school and may have had your first quiz or a writing assignment which may have made you question your decision to be in law school. It’s understandable but don’t...
Rank this Week: 938

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Sep 19

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor
    Professors Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat of Berkeley have posted a new article pointing out flaws in the use of student evaluations of professors. Among their criticisms, they point our biases in the ratings and argue that students…
  • Sep 18

    Justice John Paul Steven

    Justice John Paul Steven
    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice paid a visit today to The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he met with members of the Stevens Inn of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Pictured here is Justice Stevens in...
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift
    Drexel University School of Law announced this week that Thomas R. Kline, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, would give the law school $50 million to help it reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel was established only eight years...
Rank this Week: 934