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Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

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

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    How Do You Define "Office"?

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

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List
    Fortune magazine has released its latest list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Fortune based its rankings on a survey sent to a random sample of employees, as well as a "culture audit" that gathers information about pay, benefits…
  • Mar 5

    Paralegal Profile: Heidi Stephen

    Paralegal Profile: Heidi Stephen
    Heidi Stephens is a freelance paralegal who resides in Griffin, Georgia. Her clients include Imerys, eMerchantBroker.com, and various other companies. Heidi has an AS/Paralegal Studies from Liberty University and will receive her BS/Paralegal…
Rank this Week: 399

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Lost Credibility

    Lost Credibility
    In Warsaw Orthopedic v. Nuvasive, Southern California district court Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo demonstrated her incompetence in patent law by granting damages inappropriately. A CAFC panel (CAFC 2013-1576, -1577) reminded: "a patentee is…
  • Feb 18

    Exhausting

    Exhausting
    Helferich licensed relevant portions of its patent portfolio to mobile handset manufacturers. Then it turned around and sued content providers that feed users through their handsets. In a whitewash ruling, Judge John W. Darrah of Illinois…
  • Feb 2

    Clear Error

    Clear Error
    The CAFC has long internally fretted about its self-indulgence of de novo review in claim construction, which is a legal interpretation of technical facts. In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court settled that score. When reviewing a district…
Rank this Week: 415

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Mar 10

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel
    The cod boat Savannah Ray, which wrecked Feb. 16 east of Kodiak, remains stranded and leaking diesel, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. Global Diving & Salvage has been hired to recover the vessel. "We continue to monitor the situation and…
  • Feb 28

    F/V Alaskan Dream - crewman dead

    F/V Alaskan Dream - crewman dead
    On 2/28/14 Alaska State Troopers were notified of a death on the F/V Alaskan Dream. Investigation revealed that crewmember Sean O'Callahan, 29, of Florida, had passed away in his bunk sometime during the night while the vessel was headed…
  • Feb 18

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued
    February 16, the Alaska Coast Guard noted a 406 EPIRB alert from the SAVANNAH RAY, an 81-foot Fish Tender. Coast Guard watch-standers instigated radio checks to determine if the vessel needed assistance and received an incomplete MAYDAY from…
Rank this Week: 449

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Mar 10

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent
    Following the rule making hearing last week, and much input from industry stakeholders, on March 9, 2015, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) adopted the permanent rules regarding managing licensing, effective upon…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
Rank this Week: 851

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Mar 10

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST
    The Federal Judiciary just released its business report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Where does the District of Hawaii, conceptually rendered above, stack up? For civil cases, in terms of median time from filing to trial,…
  • Mar 3

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition
    Do you own property along the rail guideway? Have you received a letter from a City right-of-way agent using terms like "fair market value" and "just compensation"? Do you know your rights to relocation? We are going to…
  • Feb 9

    American Law Institute CLE 2015 - Wrap Up

    American Law Institute CLE 2015 - Wrap Up
    Just got back from San Francisco and the ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law 101 seminar. Together with Dwight Merriam of Connecticut and Brad Kuhn of California, we presented on the "Assemblage" doctrine is set out in the…
Rank this Week: 140

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 830

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student
    I had the pleasure of presenting The Always Articulate Attorney, a public speaking skills program, at the University of Chicago Law School recently. My lecture was part of  the law school’s Keystone Professionalism &…
  • Jan 30

    New Witness Preparation Book

    New Witness Preparation Book
    We’ve had an exciting couple of weeks with the launch of our new book The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath. In our work helping lawyers with witness preparation, we notice that witnesses feel…
  • Jan 1

    A Love Letter to Tasmania

    A Love Letter to Tasmania
    by Marsha Hunter When I was invited to return to the Law Society of Tasmania’s Advocacy Convention in Hobart, I was thrilled. The 2014 program lived up to its 2012 reputation, and was even better. Yesterday I wrote a blog post about a…
Rank this Week: 552

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Mar 10

    Can A Cop Testify The Car Accident Was Your Fault In A New York Auto Accident Injury Trial?

    Can A Cop Testify The Car Accident Was Your Fault In A New York Auto Accident Injury Trial?
    Let's say you get into a car accident in New York State and it was the other guy's fault. But when the police officer shows up and "investigates" he determines it was your fault. And he says so in his accident report. You sue the at-fault…
  • Mar 9

    Suing For Your Kid's Sports Injuries In New York Can Be A Long Shot

    Suing For Your Kid's Sports Injuries In New York Can Be A Long Shot
    A new case demonstrates how tough it is to sue for kids' sports injuries. Normally a participant in a sport - even a child - assumes the risks inherent in the sport and therefore can't sue to recover for injuries. There are some…
  • Mar 1

    Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Doesn't Work. Duh!

    Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Doesn't Work. Duh!
    Came across a great article in the Observer. Here's my rambling summary: The insurance industry has convinced more than half the states to pass medical malpractice "tort reform" legislation. Their tactics? Cash-in-fist lobbying plus…
Rank this Week: 483

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 10

    Herbal Supplements, their Safety and Marketing: State Prosecutors to Form Coalition

    Herbal Supplements, their Safety and Marketing: State Prosecutors to Form Coalition
    The states are getting their respective acts together. This report today: A group of attorneys general is expected to announce on Tuesday that they are forming a coalition to crack down on fraud and quality control issues in the herbal…
  • Mar 9

    New York AG asks Retailers to Halt Sales (GNC, Target, Walgreens), Round 2

    New York AG asks Retailers to Halt Sales (GNC, Target, Walgreens), Round 2
    Round 2 continues, as a number of companies have received letters. These include Pharmavite (the Nature Made brand); NBTV - which makes Sundown Naturals, Nature's Bounty, Met-Rx and Solgar. Also named were Nature's Way, and Nutraceuticals…
  • Feb 27

    Walgreens, Walmart, GNC and Target Pull Dietary Supplements from Shelve

    Walgreens, Walmart, GNC and Target Pull Dietary Supplements from Shelve
    Four large retailers were ordered  by the New York State Attorney General’s Office to immediately stop selling their store brands of herbal dietary supplements due to allegedly mislabeled or adulterated product…
Rank this Week: 995

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
  • Mar 9

    Maoist indoctrination?

    Maoist indoctrination?
    When [persnonnel] hear nothing but one side of controversial issues for their entire time[], what you have is not true education but Maoist indoctrination in the guise of education.  When the academic consensus on any issue with…
  • Mar 9

    Quick note about Quick sentence reassessment

    Quick note about Quick sentence reassessment
    There is a conflict of opinion concerning the authority of this Court to reassess sentences. The language of Article 66(c), UCMJ, its legislative history, and the decision of the Supreme Court in Jackson v. Taylor, 353 U.S. 569, 1 L. Ed. 2d…
Rank this Week: 133

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Mar 10

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional
    There are three nonconsensual-pornography-criminalization bills before the Texas House of Representatives' Criminal Jurisprudence Committee tomorrow: HB101 (Guillen) and HB603 (Davis of Harris) are identical: (b) A person commits an offense…
  • Mar 10

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional
    There are three nonconsensual-pornography-criminalization bills before the Texas House of Representatives' Criminal Jurisprudence Committee tomorrow: HB101 (Guillen) and HB603 (Davis of Harris) are identical: (b) A person commits an offense…
  • Mar 9

    2015.46: Boom Goes the Thoughtcrime.

    2015.46: Boom Goes the Thoughtcrime.
    Whether he wrote DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, or whether he refrained from writing it, made no difference. Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would ……
Rank this Week: 373

IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
Rank this Week: 484

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Mar 9

    Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time

    Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time
    Mervin J. Noel, 51, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, plead guilty to one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Noel began…
  • Mar 4

    DOL-Joint Bar Association Announces Annual Meeting

    DOL-Joint Bar Association Announces Annual Meeting
    The DOL-Joint Bar Association has announced its annual membership meeting, which will be held in conjunction with Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the…
  • Mar 4

    Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event

    Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event
    The Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola Law School in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will be held March 19th and 20th at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans. This year’s conference will be…
Rank this Week: 604

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Mar 9

    Environmental Tribunal rejects two more anti-wind appeal

    Environmental Tribunal rejects two more anti-wind appeal
    The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has rejected two more anti-wind appeals, Cham Shan Temple v. Director, Ministry of the Environment (13-140) and County of Lambton v. Director, Ministry of the Environment…
  • Mar 5

    Ontario’s Climate Change Consultation

    Ontario’s Climate Change Consultation
    We recently blogged about Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. The paper reveals the province’s current thinking on climate change policy options and seeks public input on the following specific questions: 1. How can…
  • Mar 3

    More cities adopting stormwater fees: you pave, you pay

    More cities adopting stormwater fees: you pave, you pay
    In 2011,  we wrote about the innovative stormwater fee adopted by Kitchener, Ontario, following English and American precedents. Instead of funding storm water management through fees for municipal water, which penalizes heavy water…
Rank this Week: 766

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 887

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 7

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?
    I always enjoy going to court in the Rolls Building. It is a great improvement on the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand or even the new Civil Justice Centres in Liverpool and Manchester. But this court is expensive to run which is why HM…
  • Mar 3

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd
    In my early years at the Bar I did a lot of work for John Morris who was in-house legal advisor to the NCC (National Computing Centre). The NCC had been established in 1966 as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, to be the…
  • Feb 28

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd
    The Inn Sign for the Beehive public house in  Grantham Photo Wikipedia The Lincolnshire town of Grantham educated one of the world's greatest scientists and the first woman ti be British prime minister…
Rank this Week: 708

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title
    Optimally, authors should own their personal names or pseudonyms, book titles and characters but when it comes to purchasing domain names corresponding to them they may discover that someone has beaten them to the registrar. There are no…
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for
    The Easy Group Limited which owns a family of marks with the prefix “easy” has been complainant in a good number of UDRP proceedings. It mostly prevails against domain name holders who connect “easy” with qualifiers…
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
Rank this Week: 308

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II! Both can…
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III! Both can…
  • Jan 22

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine
    Noncompliant assisted living facilities could face serious fines in the future, news sources report. According to new California legislature, fines for out-of-line nursing homes will increase hundredfold in the coming year. The new law…
Rank this Week: 997

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 438

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Mar 6

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim
    The economics of non-competes often don't work.Injunctive relief is expensive and sometimes yields a hollow remedy if customers start to bolt regardless. As for damages, many employees aren't collectible.This is where the new employer comes…
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
Rank this Week: 833

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 37

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 877

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift
    Actions have unintended consequences, whether that’s giving a gift or making an offer to resolve an issue. When planning a negotiation, you put yourself in the shoes of the other party and try to think about what the party wants or…
  • Feb 28

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation
    So what do Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation have to do with one another.  The answer is that everything worth doing is worth building.  Well that is at least what pyschological research shows.  Researchers at Harvard were able…
  • Feb 26

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!
    Are you and your client susceptible to verbal slight of hand? If there are multiple issues on the table, might the other party try to draw your attention to one seemingly generous offer in order to obscure from your view the fact the…
Rank this Week: 805

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 662

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
Rank this Week: 667

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Mar 3

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.
    The latest brewery trademark dispute has the same notes, just a different rhythm. This time the matter involves Austin, Texas-based brewery Oasis and the much larger New Belgium. I spoke with Ronnie Crocker at the Houston Chronicle, who wrote…
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
  • Feb 16

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note
    Here’s an overview of some TTB brewery requirements related to tax determination. We regularly hear from start-up breweries concerned about complying with TTB’s tax-determination requirements and this is understandable, as the…
Rank this Week: 434

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 3

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?
    The Express Entry system has had three draws as at the time of writing (I’m writing this on 15-02-28) on the dates listed below: 779 candidates receiving an Invitation to Apply based on the minimal ranking of   886 points (on…
  • Mar 3

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback
    Joe[1] tried to get his application filed at the Sydney Nova Scotia immigration office.  An application, when properly filed, contains specific forms, supporting documents, and a government fee.  Canada’s immigration…
  • Feb 17

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It
      A group of four young men were allegedly plotting a killing spree on Valentines Day 2015 at a mall in Halifax Nova Scotia, but were foiled due to an anonymous tip.  If the intended carnage were carried out would this have been an…
Rank this Week: 649

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Mar 3

    Texas Divorce Statistics January 2015

    Texas Divorce Statistics January 2015
    This from the Office of Court Administration, divorce filings in Texas account for 89% of all cases filed in the District Courts. In the fiscal year 2014, there were 111,409 divorces filed in Texas district courts out of a total of 125,588.…
  • Feb 23

    Same Sex Marriage in Texas… Yes, Then No

    Same Sex Marriage in Texas… Yes, Then No
    Last week was a crazy time in Texas for proponents of same sex marriage.  Here’s a timeline of the events that occurred last week: On Tuesday morning, a probate judge in Travis County declared the Texas definition of marriage…
  • Feb 21

    Michelle O’Neil authority on Texas’ same sex marriage ruling

    Michelle O’Neil authority on Texas’ same sex marriage ruling
    I participated in several media interviews pertaining to the events between Tuesday Feburary 17 and Thursday February 19, 2015 on Texas first legal same sex marriage between a lesbian couple in Travis County, Texas. Here are the links to my…
Rank this Week: 565

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 773

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily News presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership of a…
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
Rank this Week: 707

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 2

    Research Grant in Hotel Law Topic

    Research Grant in Hotel Law Topic
    In connection with the Hospitality and Tourism Law Program annual symposium, a research grant of $2500 is also being offered, separate from the symposium itself, to the applicant interested in writing on certain topics related to…
  • Feb 18

    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships: Attend The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice

    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships: Attend The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice
    The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is offering a prestigious and specialized scholarship for exceptional law students to attend the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice. In…
  • Feb 10

    The Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition

    The Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. will host The Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII, June 3-4, 2015, at Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hotel. The Symposium is the premier conference on Indian Law. Each year we invite law…
Rank this Week: 660

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Mar 2

    I Am Going To Kill You

    I Am Going To Kill You
    Last week Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Starlings made ESPN Sportscenter for a remark that Stallings wish he would never have yelled. Right after Vanderbilt beat Tennessee , a player made some gestures that could be construed as…
  • Feb 24

    Tennessee's 12 Hour Hold In Domestic Violence Case

    Tennessee's 12 Hour Hold In Domestic Violence Case
    Changes to Tennessee's !2 hour hold in domestic violence cases is set for committee review this afternoon . Current law requires that anyone arrested for a domestic violence charge must be held in custody for 12 hours before one could make a…
  • Feb 19

    New Tactics in Prosecuting Domestic Violence Case

    New Tactics in Prosecuting Domestic Violence Case
    Earlier this week , I posted on the new changes in the docketing of domestic violence cases in Nashville Davidson County Tennessee. With new concepts in how to process domestic violence cases also comes new strategies in prosecuting the…
Rank this Week: 529

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA
    The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
  • Jan 12

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media
    A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation.  The scenario goes like this:  Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries.  Defendants…
  • Dec 4

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the issue of threats made via Facebook constitute constitutionally protected speech.  Today’s post also is about threats made via Facebook but in the context of the workplace.  The case,…
Rank this Week: 485

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 314

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
Rank this Week: 118

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

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

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Moving along: Continuing to expand the Panama transport and logistics network

    Moving along: Continuing to expand the Panama transport and logistics network
     A geostrategic location and the presence of the Panama Canal make Panama a natural centre for transportation and logistics. In fact, the transportation, logistics and communication sector combined is easily the largest contributor to…
  • Feb 10

    15 Panama banks under inspections by the Superintendent

    15 Panama banks under inspections by the Superintendent
    The investigation on alleged corruption by former officials of the previous administration has resulted in doubts about the enforcement of Politically-Exposed Persons (PEP) KYC rules by local banks, since several of those officials were…
  • Jan 5

    Baru Free Trade Zone offers tax savings in Western Panama

    Baru Free Trade Zone offers tax savings in Western Panama
    BARU FREE TRADE ZONE (BFZ)Located in the Baru district, on the Pacific side of Chiriqui province, Baru Free Trade Zone was created by Law No. 19 of 2001 with the purpose of establishing a special tax and customs regime to promote tourism, a…
Rank this Week: 591

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 2

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett
    I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The…
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
Rank this Week: 992

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 342

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 787

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 70

Asesoría Juridica

Asesoría Juridica

http://www.asesoriajuridicaycontratos.com/
  • Feb 26

    Divorcio Express en Queretaro | Derecho Familiar en Queretaro | Abogados en Queretaro

    Divorcio Express en Queretaro | Derecho Familiar en Queretaro | Abogados en Queretaro
    El Código Civil para el Estado de Querétaro señala que para declarar el Divorcio Necesario se requiere comprobar la causa del divorcio, es decir, acreditar el hecho ilícito cometido por alguno de los…
  • Sep 7

    Abogados en Queretaro | Abogado Ricardo Escobedo

    Abogados en Queretaro | Abogado Ricardo Escobedo
    Abogado Ricardo Escobedo Despacho con diversas áreas de servicios y especialidad:Derecho civilDerecho FamiliarDerecho MercantilDerecho del TrabajoDerecho PenalDerecho de AmparoDerecho Administrativo y FiscalContratos y…
  • Nov 15

    Registro de Marcas en Queretaro | Sitio Oficial

    Registro de Marcas en Queretaro | Sitio Oficial
    Servicio de Registro de Marcas en la Ciudad de Querétaro. Registro de marcas por 10 años.Búsqueda de Anterioridades.Defensa de Marcas.
Rank this Week: 706

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Covers sexual assaults, injuries, passenger disappearances and wrongful death aboard cruise ships. By Leesfield Scolaro.

http://www.cruiseshiplawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Wrongful Death of Theresa Meuers during a Cruise Shore Excursion in Belize

    Wrongful Death of Theresa Meuers during a Cruise Shore Excursion in Belize
    Last week, Theresa Meuers was untimely killed in a horrendous motor vehicle accident that occurred on George Price Highway in Belize. You may read Theresa's obituary published in the Star Tribune. That day, in the late morning hours,…
  • Dec 23

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship
    For the longest times, cruise ship passengers were not allowed to bring cruise lines as defendants in medical malpractice claims to recover for the negligent acts of a doctor or a nurse when they were committed aboard a cruise ship. In…
  • Feb 19

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee
    During a Valentine's Day Cruise on the Holland America Line cruise ship "MS Nieuw Amsterdam", cruise employee, Ketut Pujayasa, 28, who is an Indonesian citizen, savagely raped, beat and attempted to kill an innocent 31-year-old female cruise…
Rank this Week: 862

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 886