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Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Bad at math

    Bad at math
    I have a friend who is a cement mason by trade. Like many construction jobs, in order to be a good cement mason you need to be competent at math. Since I am somewhat math challenged, my friend refers to my mathematical errors as "history…
  • Feb 18

    Wisconsin leads the nation in what?

    Wisconsin leads the nation in what?
    I suspect the Venn diagram for people who listen to This American Life and people who read this blog is either a circle or a figure eight.  In case it is the latter, I wanted to point out that last week's episode on policing is very…
  • Feb 3

    The pen is mightier than the sword. But which is more expensive?

    The pen is mightier than the sword. But which is more expensive?
    My office evidently shares an elevator bank with a company that sells pens for prices ranging from ten bucks to $75,000. I have yet to visit the place. My taste-or perhaps, my lack of taste-runs to the Bic BU2 Grip. I could be mistaken, but I…
Rank this Week: 597

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Award of Attorney’s Fees Against EEOC is Reversed

    Award of Attorney’s Fees Against EEOC is Reversed
    I first wrote about this case a couple of years ago. See my prior post about EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.  It struck me as a good case, but the court parsed the evidence to make it seem like a weak case. Too, the court…
  • Feb 25

    Sanctions Can Result when a Party Does not Cooperate

    Sanctions Can Result when a Party Does not Cooperate
    In federal court, parties can be ordered to pay sanctions. Mentioning that to clients always attracts interest. If a person or entity “mis-behaves” in court, the judge can sanction them. Sanctions include anything from paying…
  • Feb 18

    Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million

    Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million
    Arbitration is more and more with us, all of us. Every consumer signs some arbitration agreement sometime, somewhere. Arbitration is increasingly found in the work place. Many employers require their employers to sign agreements to submit any…
Rank this Week: 580

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys…

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 691

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Avoid the Rent Monster with a Florida Investment Property

    Avoid the Rent Monster with a Florida Investment Property
    A Florida residential or commercial investment property is a great way to make money while living in or using a property instead of feeding the rent monster. The rent monster eats your rent money every month because instead of turning that…
  • Feb 24

    Florida Will and Florida Estate Planning

    Florida Will and Florida Estate Planning
    There are many times throughout your life when you should update your Last Will and Testament. These include major life changes, such as marriage, divorce, a child being born, a loved one passing away, or a major increase or decrease in the…
  • Feb 19

    DBA or Fictitious Name in Florida

    DBA or Fictitious Name in Florida
    Once you have created your Florida business and registered it with the State, you should consider whether or not there will be another name under which you will operate your business. This is common for restaurants and other retail-type…
Rank this Week: 676

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Feb 26

    COA finds that suspicion of future violation of law suffices in whistle-blower claim

    COA finds that suspicion of future violation of law suffices in whistle-blower claim
    To establish a prima face case under Michigan's Whistleblower Protection Act ("WPA"), the plaintiff must show the following: (1) the plaintiff was engaged in a protected activity; (2) the plaintiff was discharged or discriminated against; and…
  • Feb 12

    COA: Parties may move for modification of spousal support after support obligation end

    COA: Parties may move for modification of spousal support after support obligation end
    Georgii and Irina Loutts married in Russia in 1988. They later moved to the United States. During their marriage, they each earned a Ph.D. Georgii, a professor by day, also started QPhotonics, a business that buys, sells, imports, and exports…
  • Feb 10

    MSC clarifies standard of review for unemployment-benefit determination

    MSC clarifies standard of review for unemployment-benefit determination
    In lieu of granting leave to appeal and without hearing oral argument, the Michigan Supreme Court in Hodge v. U.S. Security Associates, Inc., No. 149984, reversed the Court of Appeals and held that an administrative law judge applied the…
Rank this Week: 740

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    New York Surrogate’s Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Many Different Issues Related to a Decedent’s Estate

    New York Surrogate’s Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Many Different Issues Related to a Decedent’s Estate
    The Surrogate’s Courts in New York are familiar to most persons as the Court where Wills can be probated and Executors and Administrators appointed to handle estate affairs. While it is accurate that the primary issues presented to the…
  • Feb 18

    New York Estate Litigation Can Involve The Transfer of a Decedent’s Apartment

    New York Estate Litigation Can Involve The Transfer of a Decedent’s Apartment
    The New York Probate Lawyer Blog has discussed in earlier posts the variety of issues concerning the transfer of a decedent’s assets. One of the most common and valuable estate assets is the decedent’s home. A person’s home…
  • Feb 11

    Estate Litigation Can Complicate and Delay Estate Settlement

    Estate Litigation Can Complicate and Delay Estate Settlement
    A New York estate lawyer is familiar with the numerous problems that can arise regarding the administration of a decedent’s estate. Sometimes these matters are the result of actions or relationships that the decedent was involved with…
Rank this Week: 820

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation
    The Death with Dignity bill has goals that are certainly worthy of consideration. At the same time, a number of medical organizations and advocates argue that we may need to think deeply about how assisted-suicide legislation in California…
  • Feb 18

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect
    Thirty million dollars and 260 new positions are coming to the California Department of Health to assist in the Licensing and Certification Division. Will this help with California's huge backlog of nursing home complaints? Learn more from…
  • Feb 11

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death
    Two Los Angeles County nursing homes received AA citations and $75,000 fines for deaths of residents in December 2014. Learn more on the California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog.
Rank this Week: 807

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
  • Feb 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project
    The Register of Copyrights has released a report from the Special Projects Team responsible for studying technology issues and business improvements related to the Copyright Office’s services. The report was delivered to the Register by…
Rank this Week: 709

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Feb 25

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg's post on today's Supreme Court decision in Yates v. United States highlights the plurality opinion that focuses on a straight statutory interpretation analysis. But there is an interesting and important note in…
  • Feb 25

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.
    The U.S. Supreme Court has rendered its opinion in Yates v. United States. A fish is still a fish, but it is not a tangible object under 18 U.S.C. Section 1519, which was passed as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act....
  • Feb 17

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation
    Any internal white collar invesitgation is limited by the nature and scope of the investigation and the power of the entity conducting it. And those are just the tangible, objective limiting factors. Are you reporting to the Audit Committee…
Rank this Week: 490

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Bailout Scam Targets Families of “DUI Offenders”

    Bailout Scam Targets Families of “DUI Offenders”
    Attention family members of someone who’s been recently arrested for a Los Angeles DUI: avoid falling victim to the following horrendous type of scam. A woman in Mechanicsburg, PA nearly lost $10,000 in a bailout scam that took place on…
  • Feb 23

    Attractive Mug Shots – When Good Looks Cause Trouble After DUI Arrest

    Attractive Mug Shots – When Good Looks Cause Trouble After DUI Arrest
    Nobody likes the way they look in a Los Angeles DUI mug shot – the lighting is awful, and the drab cement background isn’t flattering. You also have to deal with your picture creating negative connotations. It is understandable…
  • Feb 20

    2 Sports Players Face Uncertain Futures in the Wake of Scary DUI

    2 Sports Players Face Uncertain Futures in the Wake of Scary DUI
    Los Angeles DUI attorneys continue to watch with dismay as ball players around the country are caught driving under the influence. Nick Fairley of the Detroit Lions continues to battle a DUI charge in Mobile, Alabama. Law enforcement arrested…
Rank this Week: 693

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
Rank this Week: 519

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Feb 25

    Supreme Court Addresses What Is A "Tangible Objection" Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    Supreme Court Addresses What Is A "Tangible Objection" Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    Today, in a narrow 5 to 4 decision, the United States Supreme Court reversed the opinion of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals which had affirmed the felony conviction of John Yates, a commercial fisherman, who was suspected of having…
  • Feb 25

    CA CSLB License Exam/Certification Study Guide

    CA CSLB License Exam/Certification Study Guide
    The California Contractors State License Board has made available a study guide for the trade examination for the various contractor license and specialty license classifications and one for the law and business examination; a trade…
  • Feb 24

    Divided Supreme Court Upholds Special Master's Report in Disagreement Between Kansas and Nebraska

    Divided Supreme Court Upholds Special Master's Report in Disagreement Between Kansas and Nebraska
    Today, in the United States Supreme Court's decision in Kansas v. Nebraska, several members of the Court strongly disagreed with the determinations of Justice Kagan, including that "disgorgement" was proper. The Chief Justice, and Justices…
Rank this Week: 889

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Feb 25

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality
    A fish is no doubt an object that is tangible,” but a fish is not a “tangible object” for purposes of Section 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. That’s the Supreme Court of the United States, in Yates v. United States,…
  • Feb 20

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar
    Intellectual property researchers, especially younger and newer researchers, may at times feel overwhelmed (or, alternatively, underinformed) regarding which conferences, symposia, workshops, and so forth are the “right” or…
  • Feb 17

    Pittsburgh: Lagging and Leading

    Pittsburgh: Lagging and Leading
    There was an interesting juxtaposition in Pittsburgh economic development news last week, courtesy of the @pittsburghpg @rczullo: Lagging: “Brookings high-tech list a holy Toledo moment.” According to a recent Brookings…
Rank this Week: 453

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Feb 25

    ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 1)

    ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 1)
    The licensing and implementation of ERP software is a major long-term investment for any company.  In addition to negotiating favorable upfront pricing for the software, it is important to build in pricing mechanisms that provide…
  • Feb 19

    XL is Not Always the Right Fit: Sometimes the Right Contract Template is Not the Longest Contract Template

    XL is Not Always the Right Fit: Sometimes the Right Contract Template is Not the Longest Contract Template
    As a thin guy, I used to subscribe to the philosophy of wearing large clothes to look bigger than I was.  What I actually looked like was a scrawny guy in ill-fitting clothes that were not overly comfortable. Sourcing of IT and…
  • Feb 11

    How to Fail in the Internet of Thing

    How to Fail in the Internet of Thing
    Innovation is prized in the growing space of the Internet of Things.  But an innovative product design is not enough, and potential pitfalls abound.  As demonstrated in a report published by the Federal Trade Commission, privacy and…
Rank this Week: 444

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Comments on South Florida injury law. By Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A.

http://www.southfloridapersonalinjurylawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Feb 25

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse
    State action? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina board's ban on cheap teeth-whitening by non-dentists may expose the board's members to a federal antitrust claim despite the board's status as a creature of the state.…
  • Feb 12

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air
    In Roach v. T.L. Cannon Corp., No. 13-3070-cv (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), the Second Circuit gave a narrow reading of the Court's ruling on class certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), which Blawgletter argued...
  • Jan 30

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court
    A group of oil and gas lessors/royalty owners -- who won more than $21 million on fraud and breach of lease claims at trial but lost in the court of appeals -- prevailed today in the Supreme Court of Texas....
Rank this Week: 717

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/
Rank this Week: 828

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

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

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Paralegal Profile: Jaye Koch, ACP

    Paralegal Profile: Jaye Koch, ACP
     Jaye Koch, ACP, is a Senior Paralegal at the Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney where she enjoys doing any type of research (especially legal) and trial preparation.Jaye has a B.A. Political Science, from…
  • Feb 23

    Paralegals: 6 Steps to Happine

    Paralegals: 6 Steps to Happine
    It’s time to do some soul searching. Do you see the glass as half empty? Are the majority of your posts on Facebook negative? Do you hold a grudge forever when you think you’ve been wronged? Are bad things always going to happen…
  • Feb 20

    Why Writing Skills are Necessary for Paralegal

    Why Writing Skills are Necessary for Paralegal
    Paralegals and paralegal students often have difficulty developing their writing skills to the level expected in the legal industry. Legal professionals rely heavily on both verbal and written communication, so writing…
Rank this Week: 701

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Brokers May Soon Be Subject to Fiduciary Duty to Their IRA Investor

    Brokers May Soon Be Subject to Fiduciary Duty to Their IRA Investor
    A leaked White House memo supports imposing fiduciary duties on brokers in their dealings with IRA investors, as reported by the New York Times. Current rules provide a weaker standard for brokers. The memo estimates that the absence of…
  • Feb 19

    Securities Arbitration Award Against Merrill Lynch Upheld

    Securities Arbitration Award Against Merrill Lynch Upheld
    This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied the appeal of an arbitration award against Merrill Lynch by the Associated Humane Societies Inc. of Tinton Falls, N.J. In the original FINRA arbitration, the society alleged that certain of its…
  • Feb 19

    Brokers Must Consider New Market Realities When Determining the Suitability of Asset Allocation for Young Investor

    Brokers Must Consider New Market Realities When Determining the Suitability of Asset Allocation for Young Investor
    Does the conventional wisdom regarding asset allocation hold up in today’s economy? The New York Times recently featured an article suggesting that a portfolio teeming with risky stocks, derivatives, and other exotic investments may,…
Rank this Week: 451

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 421

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Don’t Let The New CFPB Closing Disclosure Drive You Crazy

    Don’t Let The New CFPB Closing Disclosure Drive You Crazy
    Real estate closing changes are still months off and yet an article in Origination News reports that lenders are already going “crazy” over the new CFPB closing disclosure statement. The rule modifications that go into affect…
  • Feb 18

    Don’t Let Winter Storms Slow Down Your Law Practice

    Don’t Let Winter Storms Slow Down Your Law Practice
    This winter has been tough on many parts of the US, including Northeast and specifically the New England area. One of our customers reported that after the last storm there was eight feet of snow on the ground and he couldn’t get to his…
  • Feb 11

    Counting Retirement In Divorce Asset

    Counting Retirement In Divorce Asset
    It’s imperative to count all assets when calculating a divorce settlement. Anything overlooked today will be challenged tomorrow. Retirement funds can be difficult to account for accurately unless you use tools like the pension buyout…
Rank this Week: 380

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Feb 24

    Alice Flyover

    Alice Flyover
    Alice Lesson #14: If possible, add an airplane to your claims. U.S. Patent No. 8,965,812 Evaluating commodity conditions using aerial image data Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co. Issued: February 24, 2015 1. A method for evaluating the…
  • Feb 10

    Wonderland

    Wonderland
  • Feb 7

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!
    Today brings the best teaching example I've seen on the importance of promptly responding to Office Actions. Every patent practitioner knows that there are statutory periods to respond to USPTO Office Actions. Typically, they are six…
Rank this Week: 646

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 548

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Feb 24

    SHB in the Windy City

    SHB in the Windy City
    I am pleased to report that the attorneys and staff from Chicago complex  litigation boutique Grippo & Elden LLC will join your humble blogger's firm, effective March 1, 2015. Chicago is the fourth new city for Shook over the past…
  • Feb 16

    Tea Class Action Dumped Overboard

    Tea Class Action Dumped Overboard
    A federal court rejected a putative class action against tea maker Twinings North America, Inc. over antioxidant labeling.  See Craig v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. 5:14-CV-05214 (W.D. Ark., 2/5/15). Craig allegedly purchased…
  • Feb 9

    MDL Court Rejects Plaintiffs' New Causation Expert

    MDL Court Rejects Plaintiffs' New Causation Expert
    The MDL judge in the Denture Cream Products coordinated litigation has rejected all of plaintiffs' general causation experts. See In re Denture Cream Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 09-2051-MD-Altonaga (S.D. Fla. Jan.. 28, 2015). Over three and…
Rank this Week: 785

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee

    Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee
    A recent litigation regarding an H-1B visa audit, also known as a Labor Condition Application (LCA) Audit, raised a question that case law has not yet adequately addressed, even though the case isn't unique. The case law in this area seems to…
  • Feb 24

    H-1B Visa Audit Update: Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee

    H-1B Visa Audit Update: Navigating the Unprecedented World of an Absconded H-1B Employee
    A recent litigation regarding an H-1B visa audit, also known as a Labor Condition Application (LCA) Audit, raised a question that case law has not yet adequately addressed, even though the case isn't unique. The case law in this area seems to…
  • Feb 20

    The Errors in the Ruling Against Obama's Plan

    The Errors in the Ruling Against Obama's Plan
    This article contains our discussion of the problems in Judge Hanen's ruling on President Obama's immigration executive action plan. (The judge placed an indefinite injunction on DAPA and the DACA expansion, thereby delaying their start. The…
Rank this Week: 585

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
  • Nov 15

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case
    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court…
  • Nov 13

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?
    Avoiding Roadblocks Often, motorists will seek to avoid roadblocks for a variety of reasons. They may mistake a roadblock for a traffic accident and make a turn or a U-turn prior to reaching the "entrance." Likewise, motorists may recognize…
Rank this Week: 790

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 24

    U.S. Patent No. 6,913,537: Recording medium and entertainment system

    U.S. Patent No. 6,913,537: Recording medium and entertainment system
    U.S. Patent No. 6,913,537: Recording medium and entertainment systemIssued July 5, 2005, to SonySummary:The ‘537 patent allows a player to advance a game by controlling his character through a key input according to the player’s…
  • Feb 23

    GDC 2015 - Who will be there?

    GDC 2015 - Who will be there?
    I (Ross Dannenberg) will be at GDC next week from March 2-6.  If anyone would like to meet up while there, send me a note either via my work email or through twitter (@gamelawyer).
  • Feb 19

    EVENT: More Than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law

    EVENT: More Than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law
    Queen Mary University Law School is hosting an event on 24 April 2015.  Some details:April 24, 2015Time: 2:30pm Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields,…
Rank this Week: 584

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska
    Today in Alaska, an amendment permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. In November, 2014, the citizens of Alaska in a statewide vote to amend the Alaska constitution voted 53% for and 47% against this amendment. The vote, a…
  • Feb 20

    How Many Years in Prison are Federal Judges in Florida Sentencing Defendants in Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions?

    How Many Years in Prison are Federal Judges in Florida Sentencing Defendants in Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions?
    Mortgage fraud in South Florida continues to be in the news, as a multi-agency task force involving both federal agencies and local law enforcement continues to file criminal cases in both state and federal Courts. South Florida federal…
  • Feb 18

    Can the Government of the United States Tweet Under the War Powers Act?

    Can the Government of the United States Tweet Under the War Powers Act?
    The United States government has announced that it is expanding the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications efforts to “countermessage” terrorists groups. Propaganda has a long history of use as a governmental tool to…
Rank this Week: 846

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 854

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 24

    Happy Year of the Sheep! (Domestic or wild, it’s no party)

    Happy Year of the Sheep! (Domestic or wild, it’s no party)
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations The Chinese lunar new year arrived recently, and regardless of whether you’re in the sheep or the goat camp, for the purpose of this post I wish you a Happy Year of the Sheep! Of…
  • Feb 12

    Eating Earth: an ethics-based guide for enviros & animal activist

    Eating Earth: an ethics-based guide for enviros & animal activist
    Kathleen Stachowski     Other Nations They’re eating me out of house and home! Idioms, as you know, are shorthand codes for more complex ideas. As I read Lisa Kemmerer’s latest offering, “Eating Earth:…
  • Feb 5

    Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium

    Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium
    Much has been made recently about the shocking results of an investigation into taxpayer-funded experiments on farmed animals. Most people don’t know the degree to which the law fails to protect farmed animals, or the…
Rank this Week: 856

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    What Is A Form 42 in Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 42 in Workers’ Compensation?
    A Form 42 is an application for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem, a person the court appoints to represent the best interests of a child  or someone who is incompetent in a case. This form is used when a plaintiff in a case is an infant…
  • Feb 17

    Should I Tell Creditors I’m Filing Bankruptcy?

    Should I Tell Creditors I’m Filing Bankruptcy?
    When it comes to filing a bankruptcy, one of the most frequently asked questions are “what should I tell my creditor’s after I have decided to file a bankruptcy?” One of the main issues that people with unsecured debt…
  • Feb 10

    What Is The Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is The Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation?
    In the state of North Carolina, the average weekly wage is controlled by North Carolina General Statute 97-2(5). There are several methods used to determine the average weekly wages. The most common method to calculate the wages are to use…
Rank this Week: 874

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation
    Last Sunday night Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Oscar for best documentary. This is a great development for those of us who believe that the Snowden revelations constitute one of the most important…
  • Feb 15

    The monopolistic Internet

    The monopolistic Internet
    I’ve started reading “The Internet is not the answer” by Andrew Keen (a full review will be forthcoming), and listened with interest to the interview by the always astute Aleks Krotowski in The Guardian’s Tech Weekly…
  • Feb 6

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model
    During this year’s Super Bowl, Katy Perry baffled and endeared millions with an act that included a giant metal tiger, a floating star, and the real stars of the show, two blue dancing sharks. Particularly, the start of the show was the…
Rank this Week: 793

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Look Out for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015!

    Look Out for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015!
    <h5><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015</strong></span></h5><p>The good news is that you can leave the house for a few days and see some new things.…
  • Feb 9

    This is What Criminal Defense is Supposed to Look Like

    This is What Criminal Defense is Supposed to Look Like
    <p>I confess to being a little bit of a "True Believer" when it comes to criminal defense. My close colleagues and I do our best to humanize our clients, many of whom have done stupid things, and try to make others relate to their human…
  • Jan 6

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015
    <p>Well Austin, the day has finally come! On January 1st, 2015 the city's new hands free law took effect, and now the use of all handheld devices is prohibited while driving a car or a bike. That's right, bikes too, you one-handed…
Rank this Week: 844

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers boat accidents, motorcycle accident, and nursing home abuse in Arkansas. By Pfeifer Law Firm.

http://www.arkansasinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Airbag Recall

    Airbag Recall
    Recently Honda, Toyota, and Chrysler have recalled an estimated 2 million vehicles to attempt a second repair for defective airbags that may inflate inadvertently while the vehicle is running. This recall includes some Dodge Viper, Acura…
  • Jan 4

    Interesting Facts I Recently Read That You Might Want to Know About Car Accident

    Interesting Facts I Recently Read That You Might Want to Know About Car Accident
    1. If you are talking on your cell phone when driving, your chances of being involved in an accident is increased by 400 percent. 2. According to surveys conducted, male drivers are responsible for twice as many motor vehicle accidents…
  • Dec 13

    Texting While Driving

    Texting While Driving
    In Arkansas, bus drivers are prohibited from using cell phones while driving. A bus driver is allowed, however, to use a cell phone if the school bus is off the road safely and the parking brake is engaged. When our children are in the…
Rank this Week: 723

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 778

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    How Sure Does an Expert Need to Be in a Maryland Personal Injury Cases?

    How Sure Does an Expert Need to Be in a Maryland Personal Injury Cases?
    In any serious personal injury case in Maryland, you need an expert to testify.  Are there some cases where the injury is so obvious that a medical expert is not required?  There may be.  But anyone willing to take that chance…
  • Feb 12

    Nerve Damage Causing Foot Drop After Total Hip Replacement

    Nerve Damage Causing Foot Drop After Total Hip Replacement
    Nearly a quarter of a million Americans undergo total hip replacement  surgery.  All of them do so reluctantly.  This invasive orthopedic surgery is a major operation.  Everyone agrees that there are unavoidable risks…
  • Feb 9

    Dog Breed May Affect Homeowner’s Insurance in Maryland

    Dog Breed May Affect Homeowner’s Insurance in Maryland
    Maryland made the right call by getting rid of the “one bit rule,” which created an assumption that dog owners know their dogs can bite.  In doing so, they effectively nixed a court ruling that said that Pit Bulls are…
Rank this Week: 518

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself
    Every day, manicurists, pedicurists and other salon professionals are exposed to a variety of dangerous - yet often overlooked - workplace hazards. Some of these hazards pose an immediate risk, while other can cause long-term damage that…
  • Feb 18

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know
    Now that winter has returned in full force and Pennsylvania - along with much of the East Coast - is experiencing a seemingly non-stop series of storms, we felt it was time to revisit the important topic of winter workplace...
  • Feb 9

    Need Information About Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania? This List is Perfect For You.

    Need Information About Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania? This List is Perfect For You.
    At Martin Law, we offer a wide range of resources to those with questions about workers' compensation. This includes free consultations, where you can receive answers directly from experienced workers' comp attorneys. If you would like to get…
Rank this Week: 486

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 814

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 541

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    A tale of two injunction

    A tale of two injunction
    Last week saw federal judges twice stymie the executive branch by enjoining the Department of Homeland Security from doing what it wants to do. The first injunction, in Texas v. USA,  stopped the government from doing something nice for…
  • Feb 1

    USCIS’s war on marriage

    USCIS’s war on marriage
    We’ve all heard about all the faux wars going on these days – class warfare, the war against the job creators, the war on Christmas. There are a lot of wars to be paranoid about that don’t exist. It is time for those…
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
Rank this Week: 770

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Feb 21

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law
    An injured passenger from California has retained our Miami cruise accident attorneys to bring a lawsuit against NCL. A complaint filed in federal court alleges that NCL was negligent in the way it organized and conducted its White Hot Party…
  • Feb 16

    Injured Texas Cruise Passenger Retains Brais Law Attorney

    Injured Texas Cruise Passenger Retains Brais Law Attorney
    Our cruise injury lawyers have been retained to assist an injured Texas passenger in a claim against Carnival Cruise Lines. In a lawsuit filed in Federal Court, the passenger alleges he was injured when he slipped and fell on the Lido Deck…
  • Jan 25

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL &amp; NCL America in a Personal Injury Case
    A Miami-Dade court this week has allowed Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to bring a punitive damages claim against NCL and NCL America. In this case, our client suffered significant cervical and neurological injuries when she fell after…
Rank this Week: 667

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Feb 21

    Police Corruption Hinders Philadelphia Drug War

    Police Corruption Hinders Philadelphia Drug War
    In light of recent allegations of corruption and abuse by six Philadelphia narcotics officers, District Attorney Seth Williams will throw out more than 300 drug-related cases, according to First Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann. The…
  • Feb 20

    New Report: U.S. Death Penalty is Rooted in Lynching Past

    New Report: U.S. Death Penalty is Rooted in Lynching Past
    In an article discussing Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for a death penalty moratorium -which was based in part on the risk of executing the innocent - the Atlanta Black Star writes about the Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) new…
  • Feb 19

    Groups from Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Seek to Reform the System

    Groups from Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Seek to Reform the System
    Criminal justice advocates from both sides of the political spectrum have formed a coalition to work together to fix the system. The Coalition for Public Safety, which includes such diverse partners as the American Civil Liberties Union and…
Rank this Week: 666

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Feb 20

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?
    Boards, beware, if you do not reach out to owners in the right way you may end up with this question (and owners, if you don’t step up, you may end up with this question): “Do you have an article on what happens when a board is…
  • Feb 20

    Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?

    Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?
    Hey, I’ve been out for awhile, held back in January by a nasty health issue, but I’m back. The below blog is one that is on such an important subject that it is being posted on both blogs, this one and www.condolawguru.com. Hope…
  • Nov 13

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?
    HOORAY – I am able to get back into this blog!! So let’s tackle an important subject. LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY? Let’s get it straight for the many people out there who have sent…
Rank this Week: 801

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    SEC Examines Whether Banks Are Complying With Capital Rule

    SEC Examines Whether Banks Are Complying With Capital Rule
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at efforts by banks to comply with capital rules. The regulator is searching for improper activities involving the way these financial institutions value complicated assets, as well as…
  • Feb 18

    US Probing Whether Morgan Stanley Data Breach Was Linked to Fired Financial Adviser

    US Probing Whether Morgan Stanley Data Breach Was Linked to Fired Financial Adviser
    A U.S investigation into the way Morgan Stanley (MS) information became available for sale online is looking at whether hackers targeted financial adviser Galen Marsh after he took information from the bank. Marsh was fired for taking data on…
  • Feb 17

    EU Fines ICAP $17M for Helping Traders Manipulate Yen Libor

    EU Fines ICAP $17M for Helping Traders Manipulate Yen Libor
    The European Commission says that ICAP Plc has been ordered to pay a $17.2 million fine for helping traders manipulate benchmark interest rates linked to the Japanese yen. The word’s largest broker of transactions between banks is…
Rank this Week: 732

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 535