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Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 490

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 496

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
Rank this Week: 494

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 483

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

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

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/
  • Jul 6

    NASA Science

    NASA Science
    Summer is a great time to star watch.  One can lay on the beach, searching the sky at night and not get frostbitten.  NASA Science will keep you up-to-date on celestial events as well as a source for scientific information regarding…
  • Jul 2

    Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say That?

    Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say That?
    As Independence Day approaches, we can reliably expect to see quotations throughout the various media from that most quotable of the Founders, Benjamin Franklin. But did Benjamin Franklin really say that?Click here to find out.Ernster, the…
  • Jun 30

    New York Freedom Trail

    New York Freedom Trail
    Fourth of July weekend is almost here.  Many of us will be heading into Manhattan, Brooklyn, or elsewhere in New York City to take advantage of the fun and festivities. While you're taking a much needed break from work or bar exam…
Rank this Week: 508

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 6

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 5, I have had a wonderful sail

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 5, I have had a wonderful sail
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] Pre-post update: Greece referendum Over the weekend, the Greeks emphatically voted No to the ECB’s ‘last best’ financial extension…
  • Jul 2

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 4, A free beach-driving permit

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 4, A free beach-driving permit
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Over the last forty years, while the homeowners of Napeague have been buying beachfront rights for the strip between them and the ocean, the…
  • Jul 1

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 3, The robbers or the thieve

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 3, The robbers or the thieve
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw in the two previous parts of this week-long, beach-reading post, the beachfront whose rights of use are now in dispute has a long history and its…
Rank this Week: 529

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Trump’s Defends Comments about Mexican

    Trump’s Defends Comments about Mexican
    According to Donald Trump, many Mexican immigrants are rapists. He defended his comments later. See Business insider report. They also bring drugs and crime. But, some, he says, are good people. All I can say his experience with Mexican…
  • Jul 1

    Overtime Becomes More Common for Manager

    Overtime Becomes More Common for Manager
    President Obama announced that the administration will change regulations to allow overtime pay for managers who make up to $970 per week. The current level is $455 per week, which makes the overtime regulation largely meaningless. Indeed,…
  • Jun 30

    Non-Compete Agreements are Increasingly Common

    Non-Compete Agreements are Increasingly Common
    Non-compete agreements have been used in the market place for decades within certain sectors, such as physicians and some sales representatives. In the past year or so, I have heard from several workers who signed non-compete agreements. One…
Rank this Week: 531

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 6

    Think Your Firm Is HIPAA-Compliant? Steps to Make Sure

    Think Your Firm Is HIPAA-Compliant? Steps to Make Sure
    If any of your clients are involved with health care, you know how highly regulated the field is. You may think you are complying with all the regulations and have lock-tight security measures in place at your firm. But you could be…
  • Jul 6

    Think Your Firm Is HIPAA-Compliant? Steps to Make Sure

    Think Your Firm Is HIPAA-Compliant? Steps to Make Sure
    If any of your clients are involved with health care, you know how highly regulated the field is. You may think you are complying with all the regulations and have lock-tight security measures in place at your firm. But you could be…
  • Jul 3

    Publish on LinkedIn Pulse to Establish Expertise

    Publish on LinkedIn Pulse to Establish Expertise
    Lawyers often lament: “I’ve been on LinkedIn for years, but I’ve never experienced any benefit from it.” What most mean is: “I’ve never gotten any work from it.” Lack of LinkedIn success is due to two…
Rank this Week: 523

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Jul 6

    A minority shareholders' action.

    A minority shareholders' action.
    Practice point:  The corporation's minority shareholders brought this action against the majority shareholders, officers, and directors, alleging among other things, that defendants improperly diverted corporate opportunities to other…
  • Jul 3

    Court Holiday.

    Court Holiday.
  • Jul 2

    Contracts and damages for lost profits.

    Contracts and damages for lost profits.
    Practice point:  Where a plaintiff seeks to recover damages for lost profits, those profits must be within the parties' contemplation at the time the contract was entered into. While they must be proven with reasonable certainty, damages…
Rank this Week: 506

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Prompt Pay And Third Party Claim

    Prompt Pay And Third Party Claim
    Everman insurance attorneys need to know the insurance laws regarding payment of claims the same as any other insurance lawyer. Here is one nuance to the Prompt Pay Statutes that a lot of attorneys are not familiar with. It regards...
  • Jul 4

    Insurance Claims And Claimant

    Insurance Claims And Claimant
    Insurance lawyers in Kennedale need to know these basics regarding insurance claims and claimants when looking at the Prompt Payment of Claims Statutes. The Texas statutes regarding Prompt Pay are found in the Texas Insurance Code. It is…
  • Jul 2

    Uninsured Motorist Rejection

    Uninsured Motorist Rejection
    Springtown lawyers handling insurance cases would want to know about a ruling in the Florida Supreme Court in May 2015. This ruling was written about in the Claims Journal. The curious thing to try to figure from this case is...
Rank this Week: 516

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jul 3

    Immigration benefits, same-sex marriage and recent SCOTUS ruling

    Immigration benefits, same-sex marriage and recent SCOTUS ruling
    On June 26th 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex married couples have equal rights and protection of the law.  Thus, with a stroke of the SCOTUS pen, same-sex marriage is now…
  • Jun 26

    Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina

    Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina
    I am incredibly honored that Forbes magazine interviewed me to discuss the state of Startup Visas in the US.  Journalist Adriana Gardella took the time to read my book and understand the critical issues holding back Startup founders from…
  • Jun 17

    Tahmina Speaks Up On Executive Action for Entrepreneur

    Tahmina Speaks Up On Executive Action for Entrepreneur
    Last weekend was a whirlwind of advocacy and discussion of the new book.  Startup founders create jobs in the US and we need to have a visa to meet the modern day business practices.  FWD.us and Free Flow Research in San Antonio, TX…
Rank this Week: 501

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    City Securities Broker John Miller Suspended and Fined

    City Securities Broker John Miller Suspended and Fined
    FINRA recently sanctioned an Indianapolis stock broker for failing to obtain written authorization from his clients before purchasing investments in their accounts.  According to his CRD, John Miller of City Securities was suspended for…
  • Jun 30

    Former Ovation CFO Alfred Talens Charged with Stealing About $600,000

    Former Ovation CFO Alfred Talens Charged with Stealing About $600,000
    As a result of, Alfred Talens being charged with stealing about $600,000 from Ovation where he was the CFO, along with other charges. We are looking into cases against Talens and LPL where he was employed as a stockbroker. For more on this…
  • Jun 25

    JP Morgan, SEC Talk Settlement over Investment-Recommendation Concern

    JP Morgan, SEC Talk Settlement over Investment-Recommendation Concern
    The SEC is examining J.P. Morgan for guiding clients to their own proprietary products and away from offerings by other firms. Generally leading to higher fees for the bank, the practice, while not banned, is closely watched by regulators.…
Rank this Week: 507

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 3

    A hot week

    A hot week
    Well, the weather was hot. I'll leave it to you to decide whether my posts on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were:Special treatment - Why are lawyers being singled out for special treatment by the Government?Rocket…
  • Jun 29

    Disappointing government mediation data highlights role of judges in boosting take-up

    Disappointing government mediation data highlights role of judges in boosting take-up
    The family court system has an ace to play to help salvage government plans to increase the take-up of family mediation, says a leading family charity after new official data showed mediation has yet to return to pre-legal aid cut levels.New…
  • Jun 26

    [Insert post title here]

    [Insert post title here]
    Posts attributed to me this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included:Respecting the human rights of a terror suspect is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of what makes us better - Well, that was my original…
Rank this Week: 524

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 2

    The Problem with Justice Thomas’s Dignity Argument

    The Problem with Justice Thomas’s Dignity Argument
    Justice Thomas, in his fervent dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate same-sex marriage bans, has some interesting things to say about the concept of dignity. His view of human dignity is that it is innate and therefore…
  • Jul 2

    Who Needs Words Anymore?

    Who Needs Words Anymore?
    My worst fear has been realized: we can now stop writing in words. Last week, Chevy issued a press release written entirely in emoji (except for its hashtag line #ChevyGoesEmoji). Emoji are the little graphics that appear all over the digital…
  • Jun 30

    Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World

    Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World
    You could expect students in the Kettle Moraine school district to do well. The communities served by the district in western Waukesha County are generally doing well economically, parents are involved and expect good results, and the school…
Rank this Week: 504

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

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

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 511

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Jul 2

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone
    In this day and age, it's now more important than ever to make sure your Smartphone is safe from hacks and cyberattacks. ZDNet's article "Need to lock down your phone? These security apps are some of the best" lists six...
  • Jun 25

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi
    Have you ever taken advantage of one of the thousands of free public Wi-Fi hotspots? They're very convenient, but be careful, security can be an issue. CNET's Lexy Savvides writes: "Stuck without a data connection on the road? Free public...
  • Jun 18

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here
    Microsoft has finally announced a launch date for Windows 10, July 29, 2015. This is a free update for users running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. What does this mean for us? Techlicious' Fox Van Allen has compiled a list...
Rank this Week: 505

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the July Fourth Weekend

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the July Fourth Weekend
    These are some of the compliance-related stories I set aside to read this holiday weekend. What Do Rating Agencies Think about “Too-Big-to-Fail” Since Dodd-Frank? by Gara Afonso and João Santos in Liberty Street Economics…
  • Jul 1

    How to Allocate Broken Deal Expenses After the KKR Case?

    How to Allocate Broken Deal Expenses After the KKR Case?
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) with misallocating more than $17 million in “broken deal” expenses to its private equity funds as a breach of KKR’s fiduciary duty. The…
  • Jun 30

    Allocation of Broken Deal Expense

    Allocation of Broken Deal Expense
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) with misallocating more than $17 million in “broken deal” expenses to its private equity funds. The SEC found this to be a breach of…
Rank this Week: 514

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    ENOHE Members Adopt Resolution Re Independence

    ENOHE Members Adopt Resolution Re Independence
    At the most recent annual meeting of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education, members passed a motion supporting the independence of University Ombuds.  The resolution was recently posted at the ENOHE website.Here is the…
  • Jul 1

    Job Posting: U.S. Department of State

    Job Posting: U.S. Department of State
    The State Department has opened an internal search for an Ombudsman.  The position will serve the entire Department, including all Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, supervisors, managers and senior executives as well as…
  • Jun 29

    Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University

    Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University
    A Report of the Task Force on Misogyny, Sexism and Homophobia in Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry released last Friday says the university "should consider establishing a fully funded ombudsperson office comparable to those at other…
Rank this Week: 530

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Lessons from FTC Enforcement Action

    Lessons from FTC Enforcement Action
    Yesterday the FTC released a guide for businesses based on lessons learned from the more than 50 reported FTC enforcement actions. This new guide, “Start With Security: A Guide For Business” outlines a general “standard…
  • Jun 30

    FCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”

    FCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”
     ISPs Subject to Enforcement of Morphing “Reasonable, Good Faith” Efforts in Interim At a speech at the Brookings Institution on Friday, Chairman Wheeler stated that the Commission intends to issue a Notice of Proposed…
  • Jun 23

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law
    The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon should take note, as…
Rank this Week: 510

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Jun 30

    ABA Litigation Section - FREE Roundtable on Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease

    ABA Litigation Section - FREE Roundtable on Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease
    The ABA Section of Litigation announced a free roundtable to discuss Cotenancy clauses after a recent decision by a California appeals court, Grand Prospect Partners, LP v. Ross Dress for Less. You can find the link for registration here.…
  • Jun 5

    On Citizenship and Nationality - DC Circuit Revisits Insular Case

    On Citizenship and Nationality - DC Circuit Revisits Insular Case
    Geography matters, but so do governments. If you live in a place that flies the American flag, should you be entitled to all of the privileges that are shared by all the residents of lands where that flag is flown?...
  • Jun 1

    DC Showdown Over Fisheries Law Amendment

    DC Showdown Over Fisheries Law Amendment
    Ah, the bloggers's dream: juxtaposing DC Showdown with Fisheries Law in the title of your post. On a more serious note, domestic fisheries are a $5B component of our national economy with certainly more impact locally in those ports where...
Rank this Week: 525

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jun 30

    ‘Midnight Oil’ FREE AND ALMOST FREE ONLINE CLE.

    ‘Midnight Oil’ FREE AND ALMOST FREE ONLINE CLE.
    This post may come too late for lawyers staying up late tonight trying to make their fiscal continuing legal education deadline. But on the plus side, it gives everyone else a head start on next year! Without further ado, the following are…
  • Jun 23

    Not so busy for jury duty.

    Not so busy for jury duty.
    A Vermont man, was dismissed from jury duty this month when he showed up at the courthouse jury assembly room wearing a prison-striped costume and matching beanie. After being noticed, the judge met with him privately and asked him to leave.…
  • Jun 11

    Heartwarming tribute needs no further words.

    Heartwarming tribute needs no further words.
Rank this Week: 522

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 30

    Our Firm Wins “Not Guilty” Verdicts in Federal Drug Conspiracy Trial

    Our Firm Wins “Not Guilty” Verdicts in Federal Drug Conspiracy Trial
    Last week, Page Pate won another federal drug conspiracy trial. Our client was charged with being in a drug conspiracy and possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances. The case… read more → The post Our Firm Wins…
  • Jun 1

    UPS Pays $25 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claim Based on Failure to Comply with Delivery Guarantee

    UPS Pays $25 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claim Based on Failure to Comply with Delivery Guarantee
    Last month, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit brought against it by a former employee. The employee brought a whistleblower case alleging that… read more → The post UPS Pays $25 Million…
  • Jun 1

    DeKalb County Corruption Case

    DeKalb County Corruption Case
    Attorney Page Pate offers comments for Atlanta news station, WSB-TV, on the federal conspiracy plea for a local businessman cooperating in the DeKalb County bribery probe. The post DeKalb County Corruption Case appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 528

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 500

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jun 26

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee
    We have been following the Sweet Briar College litigation and settlement on this blog (see here and here). I thought readers might be interested in knowing precisely what the Virginia Supreme Court stated in its order leading up to the...
  • Jun 25

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange
    The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in King v. Burwell today. In a majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts (and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan), the Court interpreted the Affordable…
  • Jun 25

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit
    The New York Times has published a piece exploring how nonprofits could be affected by the pending Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which raises the issue of whether the United States Constitution establishes a right to enter…
Rank this Week: 520

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry
    The issue of same sex marriage is now resolved in the United States. Marriage is marriage. Not traditional marriage, not man-woman marriage, not same sex marriage, not civil unions, etc., etc.   In a 5-4 opinion issued today Associate…
  • Jun 14

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?
    From: Monterey County Herald California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily…
  • May 28

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform
    Here is an interesting California child custody case brought to us courtesy of Bakersfield Now. It is complex on many layers: We see the monumental tasks charged to family law judges making life altering decisions We see how the media pick…
Rank this Week: 526

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Two Different System

    Two Different System
    The recent opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States in San Francisco v. Sheehan hits awfully close to home for me. Just a few days ago, I dismissed a civil suit against a police officer who created a situation where the only…
  • Jun 10

    Guilt v. Shame

    Guilt v. Shame
    A witness and I each had pretty remarkable breakthroughs at the same time earlier today. We both suddenly understood things we’d never really considered. When she had her revelation, she shook her head in disgust. On the other hand,…
  • Apr 26

    Best Served Really, Really Cold

    Best Served Really, Really Cold
    In 1999, Ramon Nelson was riding his bicycle away from a liquor store when someone hit him in the back of the head with a wooden stick, killing him. He had forty little baggies of crack on him when he died. Although it was dark out at the…
Rank this Week: 521

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jun 6

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
  • May 19

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu
    Der BLAWGer-Aggregator JuraBlogs möchte für seinen Service nun bezahlt werden. Und zwar von den bloggenden Juristen. Das ist insofern ironisch, als die dort gelisteten Blogs schon jetzt kostenlos (!) den Content für die Seite…
Rank this Week: 502

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 509

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

Covers resources, organizational tips, ethics issues for paralegals. By Vicki Voisin.

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Follow us to this blog's new location on…

    Follow us to this blog's new location on the Paralegal Mentor website!Just a quick note to let everyone know to change their bookmarks for this blog. The Paralegal Mentor Blog is now a part of The Paralegal Mentor website. You can find it at…
  • Mar 11

    How Do You Define "Office"?

    How Do You Define "Office"?
    What does the word "office mean to you?Is it just space you're occupying while you wait for something better to come along ... or until it's time to retire?Is it just a place to go each day, put in the required hours, do the necessary work,…
  • Mar 10

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List
    Fortune magazine has released its latest list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Fortune based its rankings on a survey sent to a random sample of employees, as well as a "culture audit" that gathers information about pay, benefits…
Rank this Week: 518

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Mar 2

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed
    A sad story came out of California in 2012 regarding developmentally delayed adults living in residential centers. Over a four-year period, 36 patients at California’s “board-and-care centers” for the developmentally…
  • Feb 27

    Miranda Rights and Your Child

    Miranda Rights and Your Child
    Although I am a special education attorney and not a criminal defense attorney, occasionally I receive phone calls from parents who are angry and concerned because their child has been questioned or searched by school officials for…
  • Feb 22

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB
    With a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House, it appears likely that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first enacted in 1965 and re-authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, may…
Rank this Week: 519

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 517

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
  • Jan 8

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 527

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 503

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 513

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 512

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jul 6

    Bernie Sanders' Old Time Religion

    Bernie Sanders' Old Time Religion
    Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is this summer's campaign phenomenon. Consider the crowds he is drawing. In Madison, Wisconsin, he recently attracted a crowd of nearly 10,000 raucous, enthusiastic supporters. This on a beautiful summer's…
  • Jul 5

    Dignity, Same-Sex Marriage, the Duplicitous Conservatives, and Freedom of Speech

    Dignity, Same-Sex Marriage, the Duplicitous Conservatives, and Freedom of Speech
    The opinions in Obergefell v. Hodges have been much discussed. The dissents claim that Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion violates principles of self-government by imposing its subjective will to resolve an issue that should be resolved…
  • Jun 30

    Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment

    Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, decided on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that excluding same-sex couples from civil marriage is unconstitutional. Sometimes the appropriate response to a judicial decision is:…
Rank this Week: 545

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/
  • Jul 6

    New in the Library: Filtered Water Dispenser on 1st Floor

    New in the Library: Filtered Water Dispenser on 1st Floor
    A new filtered water dispenser (perfect for filling up bottles)  has been added to the first floor of the library.  The dispenser replaces one of the water fountains near the bathrooms on the 1st floor.
  • Jul 2

    Library Hours for Holiday Weekend

    Library Hours for Holiday Weekend
    The law library will be open the following hours over the 4th of July weekend: Friday, July 3rd – CLOSED Saturday, July 4th – CLOSED Sunday, July 5th – Noon-8pm Happy Independence Day!      
  • Jul 1

    New in the Library: Magazines and Newspapers on 1st Floor

    New in the Library: Magazines and Newspapers on 1st Floor
    The library has a new magazine rack and will soon have one for newspapers as well. The magazines and newspapers have also been moved to the first floor near the entrance. Now in this area patrons can enjoy the comfy seating, read a newspaper…
Rank this Week: 538

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 6

    Five Things That Future Personal Injury Lawyers Should Know

    Five Things That Future Personal Injury Lawyers Should Know
    Personal injury lawyers deal with cases related to physical and psychological injuries, like those caused by accidents or medical malpractices and negligence etc. It is their responsibility to ensure that the rights of their clients are…
  • Jul 3

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Next time you complain about your commute to work, think how bad it would be if you had to drive on one of the most dangerous roads in the world. The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability.…
  • Jul 2

    Business Law Basics: What Your Start-Up Needs To Know

    Business Law Basics: What Your Start-Up Needs To Know
    Starting a business can be a worthwhile and profitable venture. However, there are many legal and regulatory issues that you may need to be aware of before you begin operations, while you are in business and even if you decide to dissolve the…
Rank this Week: 558

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, July 10, 2015

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, July 10, 2015
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!
    “Immigrants signed their names to our Declaration and helped win our independence. Immigrants helped lay the railroads and build our cities, calloused hand by calloused hand. Immigrants took up arms to preserve our union, to defeat…
  • Jul 2

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Georgia, Hawaii & Idaho

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Georgia, Hawaii & Idaho
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
Rank this Week: 546

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 6

    New Jersey’s DTC Advertising Exception to the Learned Intermediary Doctrine

    New Jersey’s DTC Advertising Exception to the Learned Intermediary Doctrine
    This post was written by Andrew Stillufsen and Tsedey Bogale. When the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Perez v. Wyeth Lab, Inc. that if pharmaceutical manufacturer directly markets to consumers, the learned intermediary doctrine does not…
  • Jul 2

    Amarin Pharma v. FDA – More Briefs Filed Regarding Off-Label Promotion And The First Amendment

    Amarin Pharma v. FDA – More Briefs Filed Regarding Off-Label Promotion And The First Amendment
    Our prior  posts  looked at the Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. United States Food and Drug Administration lawsuit, which raises issues regarding the First Amendment and how it applies to speech by drug and device manufacturers regarding…
  • Jun 26

    FDA Files Brief Regarding Off-Label Promotion In Amarin Pharma Lawsuit

    FDA Files Brief Regarding Off-Label Promotion In Amarin Pharma Lawsuit
    As we mentioned in our prior post, the Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. United States Food and Drug Administration lawsuit pending in the Southern District of New York raises interesting issues regarding the First Amendment and how it applies to speech…
Rank this Week: 560

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 6

    California State Bar Offers On-Line Guide for "Seniors and the Law"

    California State Bar Offers On-Line Guide for "Seniors and the Law"
    The State Bar of California offers an on-line "guide for maturing Californians," available in PDF format. This is an updated, 2015 version. At first I was a bit dubious, as the length is just 12 pages and the print is...
  • Jul 6

    Washington Post Op-Ed: Summer Reading Suggestions for Law-Students-To-Be

    Washington Post Op-Ed: Summer Reading Suggestions for Law-Students-To-Be
    George Mason University Law School Michael Krauss offers an list of books for newly admitted law students to read over their summer vacation. Interesting selections, both expected and unexpected. Here are a few of his recommendations from his…
  • Jul 3

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home
    On July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania's Attorney General filed a complaint in the Commonwealth Court against Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC (GGNSC) which manages and operates Golden Living Centers nationally. The AG's suit focuses on 14…
Rank this Week: 559

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 563

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    English Law Commission Consultation on New Sentencing Code

    English Law Commission Consultation on New Sentencing Code
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of January 26, 2015 entitled English Law Commission Launches Project to Codify Sentencing Procedure.On July 1, 2015, the law Commission of England launched its first consultation in its project to…
  • Jul 3

    July 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    July 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The July 2015 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • Jul 2

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice June 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice June 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes:a report on the research project Paralegals, the Cost…
Rank this Week: 565

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law…
  • Jun 30

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
    If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover…
  • Jun 26

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake
    In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To…
Rank this Week: 554