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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court
    As in recent cycles, Republican incumbents and open-seat candidates for Texas appellate benches generally fared well in the 2016 general election. South Texas was the notable exception. The election will not change the Texas Supreme…
  • Nov 4

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 674

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

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

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Dec 2

    Houston young lawyers to bring holiday cheer to local student

    Houston young lawyers to bring holiday cheer to local student
    Students in the Houston area will get some extra holiday cheer this season thanks to the Houston Young Lawyers Association and Houston Young Lawyers Foundation’s annual Adopt-An-Angel program. The program, which was started more than 10…
  • Dec 2

    Deals for last minute holiday shopping

    Deals for last minute holiday shopping
    Did you put off your holiday shopping until the last minute? Not to worry—you can find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list with Beneplace! Your discount website has great deals for the season—save on flowers,…
  • Dec 1

    Austin Bar awarded Texas Bar Foundation grant for self-help program

    Austin Bar awarded Texas Bar Foundation grant for self-help program
    The Austin Bar Association will soon receive a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to create training videos for volunteer attorneys helping self-representing litigants, the association announced in a news release Tuesday. The…
Rank this Week: 669

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
  • Nov 27

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much
    By Ari Robbins Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices are headed to the Supreme Court where they could themselves be facing a takedown. These notices are issued outside of a court process and are…
Rank this Week: 574

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 2

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation
    Clearly, the Seventh Circuit is deeply struggling with the question of whether Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination—a question that has already been answered in the affirmative by the federal government and a legal concept…
  • Dec 2

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Refusing to dismiss the Title VII and state law gender and race discrimination complaint of a fired transgender black male, a federal district court in Kentucky found sufficient his allegations that he was harassed…
  • Dec 2

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. and Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. The National Relations Board has petitioned the Supreme Court to make a comprehensive ruling on the question of whether the National Labor Relations Act trumps the Federal Arbitration Act when…
Rank this Week: 668

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Job Posting: National Institutes of Health

    Job Posting: National Institutes of Health
    The NIH Office of the Ombudsman is seeking experienced applicants for an Associate Ombuds job. The position, "will provide the NIH community with confidential and informal assistance in resolving work-related conflicts, disputes and…
  • Dec 2

    National Park Service Appoints Experienced Ombuds to Open New Office

    National Park Service Appoints Experienced Ombuds to Open New Office
    According to a new view posted this week, the National Park Service has appointed Scott Deyo and Segal Shoham to establish an Ombuds program for staff. Deyo will be stationed in Washington, DC and Shoham in California.Deyo is the former for…
  • Dec 2

    Robert Herschler: Former UC Riverside Ombud

    Robert Herschler: Former UC Riverside Ombud
    Robert Herschler, who served as the University Ombudsman at UCR in the late 1960's passed in November. A long-time fixture on the campus, Herschler served as the Registrar for three decades, ans also took on duties as director of admissions,…
Rank this Week: 550

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 537

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Article 50 Hearing – the Justice

    Article 50 Hearing – the Justice
    The role of the Supreme Court A memorable pre-Christmas battle is expected as The Secretary of State for Exiting the…
  • Dec 2

    Brexit in the Supreme Court: a preview – Full Fact

    Brexit in the Supreme Court: a preview – Full Fact
    The following article by Joshua Rozenberg originally appeared on fullfact.org and can be found here. The UKSC Blog will be…
  • Dec 2

    Does the UK Supreme Court have enough power?

    Does the UK Supreme Court have enough power?
    This piece was originally published earlier today on The Conversation, and is reproduced below under a Creative Commons licence. ­…
Rank this Week: 580

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/
  • Dec 2

    Owl Naming Contest

    Owl Naming Contest
    Hello C|M|Law! A lot of you are aware we have a new campus resident–an owl!  The owl has taken up residence in a tree right outside the law library.  You can see the owl from the first and second floors of the library at the…
  • Dec 1

    Campus Safety During Exam

    Campus Safety During Exam
    Staying extra late at the library to study for exams? Don’t forget about the important safety services available on campus. The CSU Police Department’s Campus Escort Service can walk you to and from your vehicle 24/7, and can be…
  • Nov 30

    REMINDER: LAST DAY TO ENTER THE LAW LIBRARY CONTEST

    REMINDER: LAST DAY TO ENTER THE LAW LIBRARY CONTEST
    Thanks to all who participated in our “The Other Guys” Demos and read our blog posts!  Now is the time for our last “The Other Guys” contest for the semester on the U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs…
Rank this Week: 597

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Jacksonville registered sex predator arrested for alleged rape

    Jacksonville registered sex predator arrested for alleged rape
    A Jacksonville man is in police custody facing a pending sexual battery charge.  The man also happens to be a registered sexual predator in Florida who is on probation.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the man…
  • Nov 10

    Woman arrested in St. Johns County after being found unconscious with a baby

    Woman arrested in St. Johns County after being found unconscious with a baby
    A woman was recently arrested in St. Johns County, Florida on several charges resulting from her being found sleeping with a baby on her.  According to an article on News4Jax.com, Police say the woman was parked at a gas station and was…
  • Oct 20

    Jacksonville mother charged with child abuse after child found in car

    Jacksonville mother charged with child abuse after child found in car
    A woman in Jacksonville was arrested on the charge of child abuse after being accused of leaving her child in a hot car with no air conditioning.  According to a report in a report from News4Jax, the woman allegedly left the small child…
Rank this Week: 542

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 2 2106
    After a brief holiday hiatus, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup returns today with a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you...
  • Nov 29

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Levity

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Levity
    After a brief holiday hiatus, #TwitterTuesday is back. With the election over and exams for students (and exam grading for professors) fast approaching I thought our readers might need some legal levity. So. if you need a laugh or smile,...
  • Nov 21

    Justice Scalia and Legal Writing

    Justice Scalia and Legal Writing
    Last week I was in Washington, D.C., for the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention. This year the Society honored the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, who was a great friend of the Society. One of the panels, which was hosted...
Rank this Week: 712

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 711

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Dec 2

    Seriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal

    Seriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal
    You really don't.        Related StoriesCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional Bullshit”Court: Nobody Has the Right to AppealNational Guard Deployed to Seize One…
  • Dec 1

    Court: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal

    Court: Nobody Has the Right to Appeal
    Congratulations to Nobody.        Related StoriesCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional Bullshit”Justice Done in Canada With Convictions in Maple-Syrup HeistNational…
  • Nov 28

    Update: Neil Armstrong’s Hair Is Still for Sale

    Update: Neil Armstrong’s Hair Is Still for Sale
    Although hopefully not for much longer.        Related StoriesWhat's Up With the “Trump University” Lawsuits? 
Rank this Week: 626

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway
    In a series of posts, I have criticized the New Jersey tax policy of dishing out tax breaks to companies that it entices to move to New Jersey, or to move to Camden from within New Jersey. Though the claim that handing out tax reductions…
  • Nov 30

    Gambling With Tax Revenue

    Gambling With Tax Revenue
    As soda taxes gained voter approval in four cities earlier this month, Philadelphia continues to encounter challenges in its attempt to implement its version of the tax. Unlike those four cities, Philadelphia faces questions of state…
  • Nov 28

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround
    Five months ago, in A Not So Hidden Tax Increase?, I commented on the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie to explore the termination of the income tax reciprocity agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I explained…
Rank this Week: 675

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 664

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Dec 2

    Today in Legal History: EPA Formed

    Today in Legal History: EPA Formed
    The EPA was established on December 2, 1970, under the administration of Richard Nixon.  The EPA took over responsibilities previously handled by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health,…
  • Nov 29

    Today in Legal History: Coffee Rationed

    Today in Legal History: Coffee Rationed
    To aid the war effort, the United States rationed coffee on November 28, 1942.  After a long eight months, the ration ended on July 28, 1943.  While Americans generally had it much easier than residents of other Allied countries,…
  • Nov 22

    Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act

    Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act
    Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act November 21, 2016 Last Tuesday’s election was the first since the United States Supreme Court struck down the…
Rank this Week: 551

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Dec 2

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.
    As most readers know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was set to take effect yesterday, was preliminarily enjoined (temporarily blocked) on November 22 by U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III. The…
  • Dec 2

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    The November edition of ConstangyTV’s Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Host Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what…
  • Dec 1

    Thank you ever so much! We made the ABA Blawg 100 again!

    Thank you ever so much! We made the ABA Blawg 100 again!
    Thank you all very much for helping elect us to the American Bar Association Blawg 100 for 2016. We were one of only five employment law blogs to make the list, out of approximately 4,000 blogs in all legal categories. Your support and…
Rank this Week: 522

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    When Children Refuse Visitation

    When Children Refuse Visitation
    A good first step in getting past a child refusing visitation is to make sure you have legally enforceable parenting time.
  • Dec 1

    Navigating a Custody Action as an Unmarried Parent

    Navigating a Custody Action as an Unmarried Parent
    When two parents are married when a child is born, paternity is self-evident. When two parents are unmarried, however, paternity must be formally established for custody to be determined.
  • Nov 30

    Working With the DCP&P to Protect Your Child

    Working With the DCP&P to Protect Your Child
    In the majority of cases, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) is required to work with parents to develop a safety plan that will keep the child safe in the home.
Rank this Week: 704

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility
    Unintended consequences can occur when people fail to consider the effect of a plan on persons with special needs. Estate planners who are unfamiliar with public benefits may unintentionally create plans that can wreck a beneficiary’s…
  • Nov 28

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!
    Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching…
  • Nov 18

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User
    Your cell phone may have a life-saving feature that you should be aware of. For iPhone users, the feature is called “Medical ID.”  Medical ID lets others access important medical information about you without unlocking your…
Rank this Week: 696

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/
  • Dec 1

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule
    The Administration on Aging (AoA) issued FAQ on the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The purpose of the FAQs is " to assist State Agencies on Aging, States’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, and other entities that work with…
  • Nov 30

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?
    The NY Times ran an article recently focusing on bias against LGBTQI residents of nursing homes. No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians starts with telling the story of one resident who ended up filing suit,...
  • Nov 29

    PBS Special on Elder Abuse

    PBS Special on Elder Abuse
    Nashville Public Television ran a story about elder abuse in Aging Matters-Abuse and Exploitation. Here is a summary of the story: It is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth...
Rank this Week: 505

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulatory Week in Review: December 2, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: December 2, 2016
    Federal judge declines to enjoin the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, Senate passes bill to protect online consumer product reviews, and more...
  • Nov 30

    The Race Question

    The Race Question
    OMB proposal to revise its racial and ethnic categories may better reflect America’s changing demographics.
  • Nov 29

    Nudging Away from Personal Choice

    Nudging Away from Personal Choice
    Economist argues that energy-efficiency regulations are riddled with problems and espouses their elimination.
Rank this Week: 687

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 608

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 1

    Your Tax Professional, A Cop

    Your Tax Professional, A Cop
    When I flew to visit my mother for Thanksgiving, I had to show my driver’s license to get through TSA security at the Las Vegas Airport. That’s not a surprise. When I prepare my mother’s tax return for 2016, I am required to…
  • Nov 28

    At Least His Name Was Right on the Return

    At Least His Name Was Right on the Return
    Steven H. Young of St. Petersburg, Florida didn’t like to pay taxes. Well, most of us don’t like to pay taxes but we do because it’s the law. Mr. Young decided that veracity wasn’t needed when filing tax returns. Mr.…
  • Nov 21

    Gambling With an Edge Podcast

    Gambling With an Edge Podcast
    I am the guest on this week’s Gambling With an Edge Podcast. We discuss year-end tax planning, Caesars’ bankruptcy, tax deadline changes for 2016 returns, and how the final table players of the main event of the World Series of…
Rank this Week: 600

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Why Workers Compensation Laws In Florida Are Inadequate

    Why Workers Compensation Laws In Florida Are Inadequate
    As a workers compensation lawyer, it is very difficult to explain to an an injured worker and his family why the benefits provided by the law are so inadequate, and why the system is broken. The article published by Mark Zientz does an…
  • Nov 13

    I-95 Express Lanes Will Shut Down For Installation of New Pole

    I-95 Express Lanes Will Shut Down For Installation of New Pole
    The Express lanes were originally built to lighten traffic  between the golden glades interchange and Downtown Miami.  Almost 10 years later, the express lanes are an epic failure.  The express lanes are expensive,…
  • Nov 7

    Lane Diving Accident on I-95 Causes Serious Injurie

    Lane Diving Accident on I-95 Causes Serious Injurie
    Lane Diving Accidents on I-95 continue at an alarming rate.  This, despite the FDOT’s, assurance that their new “plan” would help reduce lane diving. The latest accident happened Sunday,  November 6th, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 624

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis,…

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
  • Nov 26

    Case o' The Week: Time for Land's End - McCandless and Bail Pending Habeas Resolution

    Case o' The Week: Time for Land's End - McCandless and Bail Pending Habeas Resolution
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- a fine time for the Ninth to be mulling Land's end. United States v. McCandless, 2016 WL 6647768 (9thCir. Nov. 10, 2016), decision available here.Players: Per curiam decision with Judges Wallace, Farris, and…
  • Nov 18

    Case o' The Week: Lin Win - Lin, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Guideline Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Lin Win - Lin, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Guideline Sentencing
    The Honorable Judge Jerome Farris  The Ninth confirms what we thought we knew - look to the guidelines for a crime of conviction. United States v. Wei Lin, 2016 WL 6678368 (9thCir. Nov. 14, 2016), decision available here. Players:…
Rank this Week: 561

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Dec 1

    The Lesser Known Option to End Marriage: Annulment

    The Lesser Known Option to End Marriage: Annulment
    When married individuals consider ending their marriage divorce is usually the first and only option they explore. This default starting point makes sense when one thinks about the lack of other viable options discussed and/or known by most…
  • Nov 30

    Divorce and Mediation

    Divorce and Mediation
    Given the emotional, financial and legal upheaval divorce creates for most couples, it is easy to understand why divorcing spouses have trouble seeing issues eye-to-eye. Typically, a person’s entire world changes in the wake of divorce,…
  • Nov 27

    Florida Divorce 101

    Florida Divorce 101
    Looking at the almost daily stories about divorce that appear in the news, it seems as if society sees this event as an everyday process that is not worth a lot of conversation. This nonchalant attitude is especially apparent in the large…
Rank this Week: 698

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 1

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program
    Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious and important the subject and the more level-headed the…
  • Nov 30

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context
    Yesterday’s oral argument in Beckles v. United States found the justices wrestling with retroactivity and vagueness in the context of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The petitioner, Travis Beckles, questioned the constitutionality of…
  • Nov 30

    Marquette Teams Win Best Petitioner Brief and Best Respondent Brief at NMCC Regional

    Marquette Teams Win Best Petitioner Brief and Best Respondent Brief at NMCC Regional
    I had the privilege of working with two outstanding National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) teams again this year. The Region VIII round of the NMCC was hosted by Marquette November 19-20, 2016. Please congratulate team members Kayla…
Rank this Week: 587

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Is Uber Trying to Kill You?

    Is Uber Trying to Kill You?
    I bet it sounded like a great idea in the boardroom: Hey, let’s find a nasty traffic jam, with lots of stop-and-go traffic and fly some drones over it with advertising! Wow! Great idea! Captive audience! Stuck in their cars! And they…
  • Nov 27

    Is Trump Trying to Lose After Winning?

    Is Trump Trying to Lose After Winning?
    On Twitter today, Donald Trump appeared trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  He actually claimed, for no apparent reason, that “millions” of illegal votes had been cast. This comes as Jill Stein is asking…
  • Nov 23

    Count Your Blessing

    Count Your Blessing
    People in mixed families — some of whom voted for Clinton and some of whom voted for Trump — may be dreading Thanksgiving and seeing certain relatives. But it isn’t up to me to tell you how to grow up and handle awkward and…
Rank this Week: 659

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Dec 1

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief
    Miranda Forsyth, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), has published The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Beliefs at 12 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 331 (2016). Here is the abstract. This article…
  • Dec 1

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live
    CNN is premiering a documentary on James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru whose enlightenment seminars led to tragedy at a sweat lodge in Sedona, Arizona. Three people died during the sweat lodge ceremony when they were overcome by the heat...
  • Nov 4

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England
    Via Stefan Bauer @BauerStefan: very interesting posts from Laura Sangha at the many-headed monster on the subject of the ghosts of early modern England. Here, part I: Dramatic news of the horrid ghosts of early modern England. Part II:…
Rank this Week: 620

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Court Allows Civil Claim for Injuries Sustained During DWI Arrest to Proceed

    Court Allows Civil Claim for Injuries Sustained During DWI Arrest to Proceed
    The burden of proof is on the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases. A defendant can challenge evidence based on the police’s conduct at the time of the arrest. If a traffic stop or…
  • Nov 21

    Court Rules in Plaintiff’s Favor in Traffic Accident Occurring Near School Ground

    Court Rules in Plaintiff’s Favor in Traffic Accident Occurring Near School Ground
    Earlier this month, a Connecticut appellate court issued a written opinion in a premises liability case brought by a student and his parents against the student’s high school. In the case, Strycharz v. Cady, the appellate court held…
  • Nov 14

    Establishing Liability after a Maryland or Washington, D.C. Car Accident

    Establishing Liability after a Maryland or Washington, D.C. Car Accident
    Motorists are responsible to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. When an accident results from a driver’s poor decisions or aggressive driving, that driver may be held liable for any injuries caused as a result of…
Rank this Week: 569

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Philadelphia-Area Restaurants Sued by Employees for Wage Violation

    Philadelphia-Area Restaurants Sued by Employees for Wage Violation
    Four Philadelphia restaurants have been hit with wage theft lawsuits. The lawsuits allege overtime and pay violations against La Casa de tu Madre (previously known as Growler’s), The King’s Corner Pub, The Drake Tavern, and Prime…
  • Nov 28

    Providence Restaurant to Pay $567K in Back Wages and Overtime Damages to 104 Restaurant Worker

    Providence Restaurant to Pay $567K in Back Wages and Overtime Damages to 104 Restaurant Worker
    Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar a restaurant located in Providence, Rhode Island, and its owner Kin Wah Ko, will pay $567,000 in back wages to 104 employees for failure to pay them the minimum wage and overtime pay, amongst other…
  • Nov 16

    DOLs Tip Pool Rule Poses Tough Decision For Restaurant

    DOLs Tip Pool Rule Poses Tough Decision For Restaurant
    Tip pooling was the topic of a recent Law 360 article that discussed the legal challenges the U.S. Department of Labor’s tip pooling rule could face. The tip pooling rule bars restaurants from requiring their wait staff to share tips…
Rank this Week: 642

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Phishing: You might've heard of this…

    Phishing: You might've heard of this earlier, but someone is using OCR's Phase II audits as a pretext for sending what OCR is calling "a phishing email."  I haven't seen an actual email (if someone has one, send it my way), but I'm…
  • Nov 29

    What does the Trump Administration mean…

    What does the Trump Administration mean for healthcare?  Here's one perspective.
  • Nov 17

    California data breach notification law…

    California data breach notification law undergoes changes: I don't think this is ultimately as big a deal as I initially thought, but Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a revision to the California data breach notification law,…
Rank this Week: 688

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Dec 1

    Use Credentials Wisely

    Use Credentials Wisely
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: This week, the Persuasive Litigator blog reached an important milestone. After being named to the ABA Journal's "Blawg 100" list for the sixth straight year, we have now ascended to Blawg Valhalla by earning a…
  • Nov 28

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury

    Ask Open Ended Questions to Select Your Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In New Jersey, a plaintiff recently brought an auto personal injury case to trial. It was one of those scenarios where the damage to the occupants was greater than the damage to the vehicle, so the attorney trying the…
  • Nov 24

    Get Better Answers: Top 7 Posts on Supplemental Juror Questionnaire

    Get Better Answers: Top 7 Posts on Supplemental Juror Questionnaire
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: If I had to pick one trial reform that has the best chance of promoting reliable information in voir dire and in decreasing reliance on demographic biases, it would be the greater use of supplemental juror…
Rank this Week: 618

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 649

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Video Blog – Understanding BVA Decision

    Video Blog – Understanding BVA Decision
    Matthew Hill: Hello and welcome to the Hill & Ponton,VA video blog. I’m Matthew Hill. Carol Ponton: Carol Ponton. Matthew Hill: Today we want to talk to you about decisions from the Board of Veteran’s Appeals, and just to put…
  • Nov 29

    Is It Possible to Speed Up the VA Appeals Process?

    Is It Possible to Speed Up the VA Appeals Process?
    If there is one topic that I am asked about on an almost daily basis, it is whether there is anything I can do to make the VA speed up the appeals process.  And, if I am being completely honest, I have to respond that, while there are a…
  • Nov 28

    TBI & the VA

    TBI & the VA
    When you enlist into the military you vow to protect and to serve our country. You are made aware of the possibility of being deployed. You are trained to undergo any and every obstacle possible as a unit never leaving a man behind. And then…
Rank this Week: 708

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Nov 30

    How can I recover compensation after a motorcycle hit and run?

    How can I recover compensation after a motorcycle hit and run?
    When a driver strikes a motorcyclist, there are almost always injuries involved. State law requires drivers to remain at the scene of an injury accident. Unfortunately, not everyone obeys the law. All too often, drivers leave the scene of an…
  • Nov 30

    7 Ways to Winterize Your Car for the Bucks County Winter

    7 Ways to Winterize Your Car for the Bucks County Winter
    Failing to properly winterize your car can lead to a number of issues, including breakdowns, tickets and fines, and even accidents. Taking the time to ensure your car is ready for winter weather can help you save time, money and perhaps your…
  • Nov 29

    Determining Liability for Physical Abuse in Nursing Home

    Determining Liability for Physical Abuse in Nursing Home
    Nursing home residents rely on facility staff for many of their medical and personal needs, but, all too often, those same staff members violate that trust by neglecting or outright abusing residents. If your loved one suffered nursing home…
Rank this Week: 602

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
  • Nov 29

    The Don in Giovanni

    The Don in Giovanni
    Hi folks, I don’t usually tell stories, but sometimes an ancient story seems to have contemporary relevance. We know the character I’m thinking about as DON Juan. In Italian it is DON Giovanni, the title character of a Mozart…
Rank this Week: 609

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 30

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution
    After World War II ended and our soldiers came home, the birth rates across the United States and the world spiked in what’s become romantically referred to as the baby boom. Between 1946 and 1964, nearly 77 million babies were…
  • Nov 21

    Looking at Divorce and Taxe

    Looking at Divorce and Taxe
    If you’re headed for, or already going through a divorce, you already know that it’s difficult. What could add to the anxiety of gathering your financial records, dividing households, and trying to reach a marital settlement…
  • Nov 14

    Domestic Violence & Child Custody in California

    Domestic Violence & Child Custody in California
    Fifty years ago, domestic violence was something that people would keep quiet about. If a man abused his wife or children and people knew about it, they would “mind their own business” because back then, spousal and child…
Rank this Week: 575

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 653

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
Rank this Week: 694

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 595

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    It really doesn't make any difference that…

    It really doesn't make any difference that Sir Elton John has declined to perform at the inauguration: Trump is going to tell us that Elton blew the roof off and nearly half the country will believe it. The real question is who will actually…
  • Nov 21

    To Wooster College Friday for the American…

    To Wooster College Friday for the American Moot Court Association's Regional Tournament. Buffalo State has entered teams for the past four years, but two years ago we were snowed in. Last year was the first time I went with the team. We've…
  • Nov 15

    “I’m not saying there was a…

    “I’m not saying there was a conspiracy, but if one wanted to upend the whole system, it would be foolish to do a full-frontal attack. Instead, go after a technical rule that’s so boring I don’t even teach it to my…
Rank this Week: 606

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Nov 30

    Thanks for the Decade of Confidence

    Thanks for the Decade of Confidence
    Once again, I am in the wonderful position of thanking all of you in the Virginia legal community that continue to elect me to the Virginia Business Legal Elite.  This year makes a round ten years in a row of election to the Legal Elite…
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Construction Law Musing

    Happy Thanksgiving from Construction Law Musing
    It is that time of year again when I find it appropriate to reflect on the great things in my life.  As I sit here with family on this Thanksgiving Day 2016,  I have much to be thankful for.  I have a thriving construction law…
  • Nov 21

    I’m Always Learning from Teaching about Construction

    I’m Always Learning from Teaching about Construction
    Back on November 8 and 9, 2016, aside from hearing about some sort of election, I joined a good friend of mine, Chuck McCarthy, from W. M. Jordan Company to teach part of the AGC Project Manager Development Program.  Being an attorney, I…
Rank this Week: 530

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Nov 29

    Federal Tax Liens and How To Get Federal Tax Liens Released

    Federal Tax Liens and How To Get Federal Tax Liens Released
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Good morning and welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show I’m your host, THE IRS Solution Attorney, Darrin Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  And I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell. Welcome to the show today.…
  • Nov 25

    IRS Trouble – What’s Your Next Move?

    IRS Trouble – What’s Your Next Move?
    One thing that you need to know is that if you are in IRS trouble, it’s not going to disappear on it’s own. It’s a sad fact of life, I know. But it’s true nonetheless. You will need to take action in order to…
  • Nov 23

    10 Scary IRS Problems and How to Deal With Them

    10 Scary IRS Problems and How to Deal With Them
    Have one or more IRS problems keeping you up at night? If so you should find this post extremely helpful. The IRS is Harassing Me Over Years of Unfiled Taxes and Owed Back Taxes When you have a few years of unfiled taxes or owe back…
Rank this Week: 500

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Types of Cases a General Health Law Firm Works On

    Types of Cases a General Health Law Firm Works On
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law We are often asked by doctors and lawyers alike what types of cases our firm takes. They often mistake the practice of health law as medical…
  • Nov 21

    What is a Compromised Physician or Health Care Provider?

    What is a Compromised Physician or Health Care Provider?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Do you know what a "compromised physician" or "compromised health provider" is? It may not be what you think it is. This is a rarely seen…
  • Nov 21

    Don't Detract From Your Professional Reputations. Always Ensure Your Correspondence Looks Professional: 30 Tips (Part 3 of 3)

    Don't Detract From Your Professional Reputations. Always Ensure Your Correspondence Looks Professional: 30 Tips (Part 3 of 3)
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on this issue. To see my past blogs on this topic click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2. I…
Rank this Week: 705

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Nov 29

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability
    A staff holiday party is a great way of celebrating the holiday season.  It can also be an effective way of showing appreciation to employees.  These events can be lots of fun, but what many employers often forget is that they can…
  • Nov 23

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?
    It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). Conversely, although rarely…
  • Nov 17

    What to do about Bullying in the Workplace

    What to do about Bullying in the Workplace
    Bullying was unacceptable when you were a kid on the playground.  It is no different that you are adult in the workplace.  Whether it is your co-worker or your boss, it is not allowed.  If you experience bullying at work, you…
Rank this Week: 492