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Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 473

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
  • Feb 1

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone

    Rekindling the Romance With Your Smart Phone
    Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone for Your Law PracticeI recently saw a trailer for the movie "Her". As far as I can tell, actor Joaquin Phonenix plays the part of a lonely mustached man who falls in love with his smart phone's Siri…
  • Jan 25

    10.5 Reasons to Blog

    10.5 Reasons to Blog
    The Nutmeg Lawyer is moving.  You can find this guest post by attorney Cliff Tuttle Jr. by clicking here  or visiting us at www.thenutmeglawyer.net
Rank this Week: 488

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 477

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
  • Aug 20

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 504

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 478

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 480

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Features library updates. From the Lewis & Clark Law School.

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
Rank this Week: 507

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 484

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

Meuser & Associates, P.A., Minnesota Workers' Compensation Blog

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

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

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation
    I met with a firefighter recently who had just had her 55th birthday. Over the last few years, she had been having increasing difficulty performing her normal firefighting duties due to the worsening effects of several on-duty injuries she…
  • Feb 18

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation
    How much will my employer have to pay me for the pain and suffering I’ve had to endure because of my work injury? Nothing, unfortunately. While Minnesota workers’ compensation provides a variety of benefits, including…
  • Feb 11

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding
    My workers’ compensation case settled. I received Notice of a Stipulation Status Conference from the Office of Administrative Hearings. What is this? A Stipulation Status Conference is an informal conference scheduled by the…
Rank this Week: 503

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
  • Jan 21

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 483

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe
    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
Rank this Week: 489

The Legal Watercooler

The Legal Watercooler

Covers legal marketing and legal industry developments.

http://legalwatercoolerblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Mind your (techie) manner

    Mind your (techie) manner
    Thank God the elections are over. I survived my first camping (IN A TENT) trip with the Girl Scouts at Camporee! Nuts & Magazine sales are on for Girl Scouts. Not to mention the Mixed Bag Design fundraiser at our school, which ended on…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers just wanna have fun!

    Lawyers just wanna have fun!
    Hey, those krazy (with a k) lawyers over at Allen Matkins are at it again … grab a cup of coffee and turn the volume up!   My question is this: “Adam Stock, how the hell did you get them to do this?&#
  • Oct 1

    It’s TED, LMA-LA Style

    It’s TED, LMA-LA Style
    For most of the week last week I was at the Legal Marketing Association‘s Board of Directors’ & Leaders’ meeting, preparing for a busy 2013 with our incoming leadership teams. As such, I missed the 10th Annual LMA-LA Continuing…
Rank this Week: 506

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Jul 29

    Lawrence, MA Man Hospitalized Following Near Drowning in Pool

    Lawrence, MA Man Hospitalized Following Near Drowning in Pool
    Gregorio “Junior” Ortega, a 20-year-old from Lawrence, Massachusetts is in a coma after he almost drowned in a wave pool at a New England water park. According to relative, the near drowning happened while Ortega was attending his…
  • Jul 24

    General Motors Recalls Another 800,000 Cars, Cites More Deaths Related to Faulty Ignition Switche

    General Motors Recalls Another 800,000 Cars, Cites More Deaths Related to Faulty Ignition Switche
    Automaker General Motors is recalling yet another 822,000 cars in six new recalls, upping its total number of recalls this year to 60 recalls. The new recalls means that already this year, GM has recalled 29 million million autos globally.…
Rank this Week: 556

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Jul 29

    Lloyds Banking Group to Pay $370M Fine Over Libor Manipulation

    Lloyds Banking Group to Pay $370M Fine Over Libor Manipulation
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority are ordering Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LLOY) to pay $370 million in fines for trying to rig benchmark interest rates,…
  • Jul 25

    Lloyds Could Pay Over $500M To Settle LIBOR Rigging Allegation

    Lloyds Could Pay Over $500M To Settle LIBOR Rigging Allegation
    According to the Financial Times, Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) is expected to soon announce that it has agreed to pay up to $509M to settle London Interbank Offered Rate rigging allegations. The settlement would include moneys to be paid to…
Rank this Week: 550

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
  • Jul 29

    Meeting of the Timor-Leste’s Development Partners July 2014

    Meeting of the Timor-Leste’s Development Partners July 2014
    ETLJB 30/07/2014 - Mon. 28 of July of 2014, 13:47h On July 25th and 26th, just after the CPLP’s Summit of Díli and the official visit of the Prime Minister of Portugal to Timor-Leste, the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 29

    EWER Alert: Sexual Violence in Dili's Public Space

    EWER Alert: Sexual Violence in Dili's Public Space
    ETLJB 30/07/2014 From EWER: Incidents of Sexual Violence in Dili's Public Spaces - Incidents of sexual violence[1] (#_ftn1) continue to concern communities across Timor-Leste. Over the past year,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 28

    Timor-Leste's President requests Supreme Court to review consitutionality of Media Law

    Timor-Leste's President requests Supreme Court to review consitutionality of Media Law
    ETLJB 29/07/2014 - Dili, 14 July 2004 - His Excellency the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak, this Monday, 14 July 2014, submitted Decree no. 10/III of the National... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 538

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 29

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist
    Big victory for big oil . . . and big gas The Fifth Circuit handed a large win today to oil and gas lessees in the Lone Star State. The key part of the lease in question provided (with our...
  • Jul 27

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold
    A happy outcome for counsel All you in-house lawyers out there might want to raise a hearty cheer for the D.C. Circuit. Outside counsel may want to clap also. For a panel of the appeals court held in In re...
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
Rank this Week: 521

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Hilarious obituary goes viral

    Hilarious obituary goes viral
    The internet loves anything quirky or odd, and it seems that the obituary that Kevin J. McGroarty wrote for himself fits that description. Mr. McGroarty died last week in Pennsylvania. His obituary has been viewed thousands of times as it…
  • Jul 29

    Three business succession secret

    Three business succession secret
    According to this article I just read at Get Growing for Business, up to 70% of owners of small and medium-size businesses will retire in the next decade. Many of those owners haven't even started planning their exits from their businesses.…
  • Jul 28

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom
    When the topic of personal and household possessions comes up in the context of an estate, it's usually a matter of who is going to get what. Often there is a scramble to make sure everyone gets his or her share of Mom's or Dad's possessions.…
Rank this Week: 540

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Our constitution grants a fair trial, not a flawless past

    Our constitution grants a fair trial, not a flawless past
    A Queens Criminal Lawyer said that, defendant seeks an order restraining the District Attorney from cross-examining him regarding specific prior convictions. A hearing was held on September 12, 1973 and the Court determined the facts to be as…
  • Jul 29

    There had been a series of postponement

    There had been a series of postponement
    A man filed an appeal from a judgment convicting him of burglary in the third degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree and petit larceny, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings up for...
  • Jul 29

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute
    This matter is before the Court for sentencing under Leandra's Law New York's newest anti-DWI measure wherein the defendant pled guilty to DWI driving while intoxicated pursuant to Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1192 (3). One month after the…
Rank this Week: 565

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
  • Jul 28

    What is going on at Clearspire?

    What is going on at Clearspire?
    Clearspire -- along with Axiom, LegalForce, VLP Law Group, Vista Law, Legal Force, and Paragon -- is one of the most interesting and innovative companies (law firms?) in the legal space. (John Dzienkowski published an excellent article about…
Rank this Week: 563

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Jul 29

    Idaho Elder Law - Be Careful When Signing as "Responsible Party" for Parent

    Idaho Elder Law - Be Careful When Signing as "Responsible Party" for Parent
    Many older people moving into a nursing home or retirement community are experiencing cognitive decline. In legal terms, they no longer have the capacity to make financial or medical decisions for themselves. So a trusted person—usually an…
  • Jul 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Business Succession

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Business Succession
    Identifying a successor is the first step in the planning process. Many owners of family businesses turn to an adult child, a grandchild or other relative to take over the reins.
  • Jul 25

    Idaho Elder Law - Even Rhinestone Cowboys Need Care Planning

    Idaho Elder Law - Even Rhinestone Cowboys Need Care Planning
    [Glen Campbell's wife] Kim Campbell told The Associated Press in an email Thursday that the 78-year-old's Alzheimer's disease has progressed to the point that he needs access to medical care 24 hours a day.
Rank this Week: 539

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Jul 29

    Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property

    Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property
    Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.  Chris…
  • Jul 22

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
    A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.  Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that an agreement between lawyers in a case is…
  • Jul 16

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce
    I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property.  The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest…
Rank this Week: 532

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 518

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 29

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue
    The SEC’s Enforcement Division will shift resources to some dormant and some new areas of possible noncompliance. “Old reliables” will include activities surrounding investment advisers, such as the perpetration of fraud and…
  • Jul 28

    Are SEC Defense Lawyers the Problem?

    Are SEC Defense Lawyers the Problem?
    The SEC’s Enforcement Division has expressed concerns to the SEC’s General Counsel about defense lawyers possibly obstructing agency investigations – a practice that could lead to disciplinary proceedings. The Sarbanes-Oxley…
  • Jul 25

    Vilar Will Not Hinder U.S. Attorney From Pursuing Global Fraud

    Vilar Will Not Hinder U.S. Attorney From Pursuing Global Fraud
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has announced that its prosecutors will not be significantly impacted by a recent appellate court decision concluding that Morrison’s proscription against…
Rank this Week: 552

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 29

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Instructional Coordinator.” After reviewing an Employer’s…
  • Jul 28

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, August 1, 2014

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, August 1, 2014
    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 25

    BALCA Vacates Denial Notwithstanding Incomplete ETA 9089

    BALCA Vacates Denial Notwithstanding Incomplete ETA 9089
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologist” After receiving…
Rank this Week: 523

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 29

    Oberdiek on Proximate Cause

    Oberdiek on Proximate Cause
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Putting (and Keeping) Proximate Cause in Its Place. The abstract provides: This is a draft contribution to a forthcoming fetschrift in Michael S. Moore's honor, to be published by Oxford…
  • Jul 28

    Chamallas on Comparative Vicarious Liability

    Chamallas on Comparative Vicarious Liability
    Martha Chamallas (Ohio State) has posted to SSRN Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law. The abstract provides: Without much analysis, the U.S. Supreme Court has imported common law agency and tort…
  • Jul 25

    Upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professor

    Upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professor
    I posted last February about my experience at the George Mason Law & Economic Center Workshop on Risk, Injury, Liability & Insurance. In a word: fantastic. If any of the upcoming LEC Workshop topics strike your fancy, my advice is...
Rank this Week: 564

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jul 29

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"
    See the piece here by John Danaher, forthcoming in the International Journal of Evidence and Proof: Abstract The lie detector test has long been treated with suspicion by the law. Recently, several authors have called this suspicion into…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Trouble With Brain Science, New York Times Opinion Pages In The Popular Press: Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? National Public Radio Shots Blog Smarter than a…
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
Rank this Week: 558

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 29

    Denial of a motion to dismiss on a general release and waiver.

    Denial of a motion to dismiss on a general release and waiver.
    Practice point:  The defendants presented proof, in the form of the general release and the waiver, demonstrating their prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law dismissing the complaint and on their counterclaim for a…
  • Jul 28

    Return of down-payment on contract for sale of real property.

    Return of down-payment on contract for sale of real property.
    Practice point:  To prevail on the cause of action, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant breached or repudiated the contract and that the plaintiff was ready, willing, and able to perform on the closing date. The rule is…
  • Jul 25

    A fall on the ice, out of season but actionable.

    A fall on the ice, out of season but actionable.
    Practice point:  Defendant failed to establish that it lacked constructive notice of a large layer of ice which allegedly caused the plaintiff to slip and fall in the defendant's parking lot.  At a hearing held pursuant to…
Rank this Week: 511

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 28

    Treasury Secretary urges Congress to end inversion

    Treasury Secretary urges Congress to end inversion
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent letters to the top lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on July 15, in an attempt to effect action on the issue of corporate tax inversions, according to The…
  • Jul 25

    House Votes To Make Bonus Depreciation Tax Cut Permanent

    House Votes To Make Bonus Depreciation Tax Cut Permanent
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 11 to make permanent a temporary tax cut that allows businesses to write off 50 percent of the cost of new equipment in the year that it is purchased, according to The Associated Press. Proponents…
  • Jul 23

    Proposed Debt Allocation Regulations Produce Unexpected and Unwanted Result

    Proposed Debt Allocation Regulations Produce Unexpected and Unwanted Result
    IRS published new regulations in January that would upset 25 years of treatment of the allocation of liabilities.  Under current rules, the determination of whether a liability is recourse to a partner (or related person) is determined…
Rank this Week: 547

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One
    The range of needs an elderly loved one may require can vary and change over time, therefore careful consideration must be taken when selecting the right kind of care in each situation.
  • Jul 25

    Passing On A Prized Collection To Your Heir

    Passing On A Prized Collection To Your Heir
    Estate planning can be daunting to think about, but it can be even more so when collections and collectibles are involved as they often create sentimental and emotional issues among family members.
  • Jul 23

    A Strategic Plan For Gifting

    A Strategic Plan For Gifting
    Gifting with a purpose and a plan can help strategically move family wealth from one generation to another.
Rank this Week: 533

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 28

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It
    Do you think Congress really cares about those who serve in the military? I’m of several minds here. First the good news. Over the weekend, “House and Senate negotiators reached agreement … on a legislative package intended…
  • Jul 22

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity
    You may have heard about the unfortunate tweet(s) by actor Jason Biggs (and is subsequent apology), which makes reference to the recent troubles of Malaysia Airlines. Our blog today is also about these recent troubles, but on a topic no...
  • Jul 17

    GM’s Newest Fabulist

    GM’s Newest Fabulist
    I’d like to suggest a new candidate to lead the Richard Nixon School for Magical Thinking. He’s someone more appropriate for today’s world of corporate cover-ups and fairy-tales. His name is Michael Millikin, and you may…
Rank this Week: 548

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Jul 28

    Leon Rodriguez to Become New Head of USCIS

    Leon Rodriguez to Become New Head of USCIS
    The US Senate, on Tuesday, June 24, confirmed Leon Rodriguez as the next Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The director is responsible for administering and processing asylum and refugee applications,…
  • Jul 21

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program…
  • Jul 14

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie
    In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, just issued on June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that family alone can constitute a particular social group, and thus an asylee who has been persecuted on account ……
Rank this Week: 542

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Sweeping Raid Targets Marijuana Grown on Tribal Land

    Sweeping Raid Targets Marijuana Grown on Tribal Land
    The relationship between marijuana crops and tribal land has always been contentious and legally complicated. In a recent case, California authorities initiated a raid to seize all marijuana grown on an Indian reservation in Northern…
  • Jul 26

    Grower Arrested and Charged - Allegedly Ignited Wildfire

    Grower Arrested and Charged - Allegedly Ignited Wildfire
    A marijuana grower is suspected of starting a 1,600-acre wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest and was indicted by a federal grand jury for damaging forestlands and setting the fire. In addition to the charges related to the fire and…
  • Jul 24

    Projections 2014-2016: Legislative Changes in Marijuana Law

    Projections 2014-2016: Legislative Changes in Marijuana Law
    Recreational marijuana use is legal in both Colorado and Washington, and now 23 states have passed legislation for some form of medical use. Despite the rapid changes taking place state-by-state, there is still no clear path on how marijuana…
Rank this Week: 529

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 28

    Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?

    Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?
    The practice of law has changed a lot in the 21 years I have been doing it. One area that has changed a lot–particularly in the last 10 years–is the importance of checking the mail. When I started practicing, checking the mail was…
  • Jul 23

    Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week

    Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week
    With not a lot interesting happening on the Mississippi legal front this week, I remind Mississippi attorneys that the deadline for obtaining 12 hours of continuing legal education for this year is July 31. Like many attorneys, I find myself…
  • Jul 21

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case
    I’m not sure of the exact date of the verdict, but I have a report of a $40,000 verdict in a Neshoba County slip-and-fall case in Brantley v. West Quality Food Services, Inc., d/b/a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The verdict was rendered…
Rank this Week: 508

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform (North Carolina Law Review Symposium)

    Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform (North Carolina Law Review Symposium)
    HealthLawProf Blog is pleased to post the following introduction to a very interesting Symposium published by the North Carolina Law Review entitled "Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform:" Optimal decision…
  • Jul 26

    Thank You to June's Guest Blogger

    Thank You to June's Guest Blogger
    HealthLawProf Blog would like to thank our June guest bloggers Associate Dean and Professor Alicia Ouellette, Professor Erin Fuse Brown, Professor Seema Mohapatra, and Professor Wendy Mariner. Here is a short recap of their posts: Associate…
  • Jul 26

    Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf: Lessons from the Facebook “Emotional Contagion” Experiment

    Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf: Lessons from the Facebook “Emotional Contagion” Experiment
    Having spent a good part of my career focused on research ethics issues, I have read with interest the reports and fallout about Facebook’s “emotional contagion” experiment. It’s not often that you get an example of research gone awry…
Rank this Week: 520

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 528

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 26

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case
    As I wrote in a previous post, a Florida Circuit Court judge in Monroe County (in the Florida Keys) declared that Florida’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Though that ruling was stayed (not put into effect) pending…
  • Jul 20

    Radio Interview: Collaborative Divorce and Christian Value

    Radio Interview: Collaborative Divorce and Christian Value
    Collaborative attorney Joryn Jenkins and I recently appeared on Spirit FM 90.5′s Legally Speaking to talk about Collaborative Divorce.  Spirit FM is a Christian radio network that broadcasts out of Christ the King Church in the…
  • Jul 17

    BREAKING NEWS – Florida Judge Permits Same Sex Marriage Licenses in Florida Key

    BREAKING NEWS – Florida Judge Permits Same Sex Marriage Licenses in Florida Key
    Yet another judge has declared a ban on same sex marriages to be unconstitutional, and this one occurred right here in Florida.  The Honorable Luis M. Garcia found the law preventing the Clerk of Monroe County from issuing…
Rank this Week: 544

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jul 26

    Foreign Investors In Florida Real Estate

    Foreign Investors In Florida Real Estate
    I’m Eric Laningan with Lanigan and Lanigan of Winter Park, Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about foreign investors in U.S. real estate. Foreign Investors in Florida Real Estate This is something that we’ve seen come and…
  • Jul 24

    Florida Property Easement Dispute

    Florida Property Easement Dispute
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan in Winter Park, Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about easements and how they can affect property rights and become a matter of a property dispute. What is an Easement? First of all,…
  • Jul 18

    What to Include on Florida Sellers Disclosure Form

    What to Include on Florida Sellers Disclosure Form
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan attorneys in Winter Park Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about the area of real estate disclosures and specifically actual knowledge versus what you should have known. Watch the video…
Rank this Week: 519

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/
Rank this Week: 562

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 546

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge
    A 33-year-old Okeechobee man who had served nearly four years in prison for trafficking in cocaine was arrested last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges. More than 180 grams of suspected marijuana and more than 24 grams of…
  • Jul 24

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County
    Law enforcement agencies from Hendry and Lee counties were sent on a manhunt Thursday after it was reported three teenage boys had allegedly stolen a car from Lee County. Officials claim the trio took the vehicle on a joyride that eventually…
  • Jul 21

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County
    A total of 10 people were arrested in an undercover operation cracking down on unlicensed contractors resulting in civil citations totaling $9,675. The sheriff’s office, working with the Hernando County Building Department, conducted a…
Rank this Week: 526

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Leveraged and Inverse Exchange-Traded Funds are a Ticking Bomb!

    Leveraged and Inverse Exchange-Traded Funds are a Ticking Bomb!
    Leveraged ETFs are designed to provide investors with a certain percentage return over the movement of a market over the span of a day. Inverse funds are supposed to move in the opposite direction of a specific index, to provide protection…
  • Jul 23

    Nontraded Real-Estate Investments mean Risky Busine

    Nontraded Real-Estate Investments mean Risky Busine
    Nontraded REITs have been growing in popularity lately. Through June of this year, nontraded REITs have raised $8.8 billion. These real-estate investment trusts are similar to their public counterparts, which trade like stocks and allow…
  • Jul 18

    Attorney Mark Maddox named to FINRA’s Arbitrartion Task Force

    Attorney Mark Maddox named to FINRA’s Arbitrartion Task Force
    We are proud to share that Attorney Mark Maddox will be part of FINRA’s new arbitration task force. Click this link for details: http://www.finra.org/Newsroom/NewsReleases/2014/P554192The post Attorney Mark Maddox named to FINRA’s…
Rank this Week: 555

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14
    Garrett Brown: An Interview with a Visionary-Part 1 — Nick Friedman speaks with Garrett Brown, a cinematographer and inventor of the Steadicam, an innovation which, in the words of Stanley Kubrick (who famously used it in The Shining)…
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
  • Jul 15

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is continuing its comprehensive review of US copyright law with a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright…
Rank this Week: 524

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
  • Jul 23

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.
    I know its been a long time since I posted. I was on a 5 week National Parks road trip with my two kids, two “in-law” spouses and 5 grandchildren – 2 vans – 5 weeks, over 5000 miles.  Yellowstone, Grand Tetons,…
Rank this Week: 543

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed the curious implications of a highly cited, provocative medical paper, Yang et. al's "Relationship Between Malpractice Litigation Pressure and Rates of Cesarean Section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section,"…
  • Jul 23

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)
    Have medical malpractice lawsuits changed how American women give birth? That thesis, while seemingly far fetched, is growing in popularity among academics and tort reformers alike. Why do people believe this idea? How much good research…
  • Jul 20

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle
    The Veterans Health Administration is responsible for the healthcare of 8.76 million veterans and their families every year, representing “America’s largest health care system.” The VA’s crucial role in the life and…
Rank this Week: 512

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

    History of Securities Regulation
    Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a virtual museum with lots of fascinating content: a timeline, original documents, oral histories, and more. It even includes film clips, such as a newsreel of SEC chairman…
  • Jul 17

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22
    The Reference Office will be closed for a short time on Tuesday, July 22, from 12:30- 2pm so that staff may attend a meeting.The Law Library will be open its full schedule that day, 8am - 5pm.
  • Jul 14

    When to Stop Researching

    When to Stop Researching
    Many legal researchers struggle with the question: When can I stop researching?No one answer is appropriate for all situations. Consider:Costs. If you're handling a case worth millions of dollars, it is worth spending extra time looking…
Rank this Week: 527