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Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 15

    We’re hiring an associate!

    We’re hiring an associate!
    Saxe Law Office offers a full range of environmental law services to a wide range of clients, including businesses, municipalities, and individuals. We are looking for a junior associate to join our team, based at the Centre for Social…
  • Apr 14

    Bencher elections – a suggestion

    Bencher elections – a suggestion
    Every four years, Ontario lawyers elect their governing body, known as “benchers”. This week, Ontario bencher elections are underway again. To all my colleagues at the bar, please vote. And please consider re-electing my colleague…
  • Apr 14

    Directors of real estate agent liable for contaminated site?

    Directors of real estate agent liable for contaminated site?
    How far can no-fault liability for contaminated sites go? The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has issued a cleanup order to (among others) the accountant who held a power of attorney to sell a contaminated site for an…
Rank this Week: 651

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Apr 14

    The Paradox of ICT’s Impact on Growth and Inequality

    The Paradox of ICT’s Impact on Growth and Inequality
    Thirty years ago a UN commission published the Maitland Report , proposing that by the early 21st century, every individual on the planet should “be within easy reach of a telephone” given the economic benefits. That was…
  • Mar 22

    An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation

    An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation
    The world we live in today is one where people, process, data and – increasingly – things are connected as never before. The Internet of EveryThing (IoE), is driving the most dynamic area of innovation, creating new business…
  • Feb 27

    Cisco Supports LEADS Act

    Cisco Supports LEADS Act
    The world’s economy is increasingly interconnected. Continued economic growth stems from companies being able to move data freely across borders without being caught between conflicting legal requirements.  Governments also…
Rank this Week: 499

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    More on Daubert

    More on Daubert
    In Padula-Wilson v. Wilson, the Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion by Judge Decker decided the appeal of a custody case between two lawyers.Among other things, the Court held that the trial court erred by its reliance on the opinions…
  • Mar 27

    On the BVU ex-employee

    On the BVU ex-employee
    I read online that a fellow who used to work for Bristol Virginia Utilities has entered a guilty plea to federal charges involving money. That guy was a good friend of mine back when I was helping out as their junior varsity counsel and the…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit requires writ of habeas corpus in Richmond murder case

    Fourth Circuit requires writ of habeas corpus in Richmond murder case
    In Lee v. Clarke, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Gregory, joined by Judges Motz and Wynn, reversed the denial of the petitioner's claim for a writ of habeas corpus, concluding that that he was denied effective assistance of counsel…
Rank this Week: 581

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 547

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
    I will be on the afternoon panel of this day-long conference.  This year’s annual conference features the film “Alive Inside,” which shows how music can reach into the depths of our souls even when are minds betray us,…
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information
    Apparently scammers are getting better at their craft – received this from my local police department: During this holiday season National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers…
  • Jan 12

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink
    In this weekend’s Boston Globe South section, there is an announcement for gear and ice time availability at local rinks.  Several rinks will have ice sleds and skate walkers.  Some rinks will have time slots set aside for…
Rank this Week: 435

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 13

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year
    The May 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today by the Dept. of State. Our commentary will follow soon. BUT headline: The much anticipated retrogression for China EB5 preference is finally here.  Cut-off date is May 1, 2013- that is almost…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition
    Today, USCIS announced that they received 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016.  The random selection process will begin soon.  See below copy of USCIS notice. If you have filed a petition, we wish you all the best in…
  • Apr 12

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the…
Rank this Week: 606

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 686

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Panda Express Settles Overtime Pay Case for Up to $3 Million

    Panda Express Settles Overtime Pay Case for Up to $3 Million
    The California-based Chinese food restaurant chain agreed to settle a collective action brought by 155 general managers for close to $3 million.  In Kudo v. Panda Restaurant Group Inc. (09-cv-00712, U.S. District Court, Southern District…
  • Mar 26

    SCOTUS Articulates Standard For Pregnancy Accommodation

    SCOTUS Articulates Standard For Pregnancy Accommodation
    On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its awaited decision in Young_v._UPS_(12-1226), in which the Court set forth the standard to be used in analyzing sex discrimination cases involving an employer’s failure to…
  • Mar 5

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program
    A few months ago, we wrote about several lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging employee wellness programs as violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information…
Rank this Week: 690

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
  • Apr 5

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California
    I this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Larson Justice Center, in Indio, California, a little over a year ago, in March 2014.
  • Mar 25

    New Societies Act Introduced in British Columbia Legislative Assembly

    New Societies Act Introduced in British Columbia Legislative Assembly
    The Government has introduced a new Societies Act in the Legislative Assembly. Bill 24 incorporates many of the recommendations made by the British Columbia Law Institute's Report on Proposals For a New Society Act, which can read here.
Rank this Week: 493

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 622

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Apr 11

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California company and its insurance agent-owner with fraud in the sale of life settlements investments. “Since at least 2012, Pacific West and [its owner] allegedly…
  • Apr 9

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court
    A federal bankruptcy court in Connecticut held that a personal injury claimant’s obligation to a litigation funding company was a debt subject to discharge in bankruptcy, and that any purported lien or assignment rights held by the…
  • Mar 30

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring
    The Wall Street Journal last week published an article focusing on structured settlement factoring, starting with the story of Terrence Taylor. Taylor, Journal reporter Leslie Scism wrote, lost a leg and fingers in childhood fire, and his…
Rank this Week: 644

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Apr 11

    Lights Out for GE Capital

    Lights Out for GE Capital
    General Electric announced last week that it was selling off GE Capital, its financial services division, and returning to its core business of manufacturing. Consumer advocates lauded the change. Marcus Stanley, of Americans for Financial…
  • Mar 25

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement
    The Honorable Vincent Chhabria of the U.S. District Court (Northern California) has granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement, which will provide BMW owners and lessees significant compensation for past repairs and the promise…
  • Mar 19

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury
    Usury is a term that generally refers to an unlawful rate of interest. The California Constitution states that usury is more than 10% per annum (even 7% in some circumstances). But the California banking lobby has managed to get a loophole…
Rank this Week: 522

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
  • Apr 10

    Garnishing Domain Name

    Garnishing Domain Name
    In the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace—much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized—rather than as assets of value in themselves. It quickly became apparent,…
  • 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: It Happens!

    Getting it Wrong: It Happens!
    Over the years the UDRP has attracted a good amount of criticism hewing to one of two poles, accusing panelists of either cognitive impairment or bias. There are panelists’ (it is said) “who substitute their personal views for the…
Rank this Week: 414

Oklahoma DUI

Oklahoma DUI

Covers DUI news and cases. They are the co-authors of By Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker.

http://duioklahoma.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma DUI Checkpoint

    Oklahoma DUI Checkpoint
    As spring approaches, more law enforcement agencies are conducting DUI roadblocks or checkpoints.  Many question the legality of the stops as they infringe on our rights to be free from unreasonable seizures.  However, it isn't that…
  • Mar 31

    How Oklahoma Cops Detect and Detain Suspected Drunk Drivers: Part Two

    How Oklahoma Cops Detect and Detain Suspected Drunk Drivers: Part Two
    In our first post of this DUI Detection series, which covers the “DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing” guidelines for police officers, we covered the first phase (“vehicle in motion”) of the…
  • Mar 31

    What does it really mean to be a convicted felon?

    What does it really mean to be a convicted felon?
    In Oklahoma, the trend has been to make more and more petty crimes into felony charges.  A second time marijuana conviction in Oklahoma is a felony.  Previously, a previous conviction for DUI could result in felony DUI arrest. …
Rank this Week: 619

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Apr 10

    Privacy in a Data Collection Society

    Privacy in a Data Collection Society
    Jane and I are here with a great group of presenters and attendees at a conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Privacy in a Data Collection Society. I’m speaking this afternoon on the folly of information sharing as a…
  • Mar 29

    Against Jawboning

    Against Jawboning
    I’d be grateful for feedback on a new draft article, Against Jawboning, coming out in volume 100 of the Minnesota Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Despite the trend towards strong protection of speech in U.S. Internet regulation,…
  • Nov 21

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore
    Guest post by Daniel Barth-Jones For anyone who follows the increasingly critical topic of data privacy closely, it would have been impossible to miss the remarkable chain reaction that followed the New York TLC’s (Taxi and Limousine…
Rank this Week: 653

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Apr 9

    Recent Case Win—Dismissal on Carrying a Gun into DFW Airport Charge by Bo Kalabu

    Recent Case Win—Dismissal on Carrying a Gun into DFW Airport Charge by Bo Kalabu
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 The client was charged with felony possession of a firearm in places weapons are prohibited after he tried to get through security…
  • Mar 24

    Recent Case Win–DWI-Not Guilty, Police Officer Caught Lying

    Recent Case Win–DWI-Not Guilty, Police Officer Caught Lying
    By Bo Kalabus bo@kalabuslaw.com www.kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com 972-562-7549 214-402-4364 (24 hour jail release) My client was parked in a running vehicle in a storage facility at night. An officer on patrol saw my client’s…
  • Mar 24

    Recent Case Win: Dallas 5th Court of Appeals Reverses Collin County Trial Court Conviction

    Recent Case Win: Dallas 5th Court of Appeals Reverses Collin County Trial Court Conviction
    By Bo Kalabus Writ Bond 24-Hotline 214-402-4364 www.kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com Office 972-562-7549 Last October I participated in oral arguments before the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas on a case regarding the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 439

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

Law Firm Business Development Advice and Discussion. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Apr 8

    What's in a (Law Firm) Name Change? Wolff & Samson Is No Longer

    What's in a (Law Firm) Name Change? Wolff & Samson Is No Longer
    In today's The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey), staff writer Shawn Boburg writes on Former Port Authority chairman David Samson's retirement from the firm he helped found--Wolff & Samson--and the firm's decision to retire their name as…
  • Mar 18

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue
    The March 2015 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) focuses on the theme of multigenerational and multicultural issues at law firms. As Editor in Chief of LPT, I wanted to also serve as the issue editor for this particular topic. It is an…
  • Mar 9

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website
    In today's edition of ALM's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites. She spoke to me about the state of law firm websites in general and the new K&L Gates Hub in…
Rank this Week: 571

Lady Litigator

Lady Litigator

A NY journalist turned attorney with an opinion about everything! By Lisa Fantino.

http://ladylitigator.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    Pyramid Power in NYC

    Pyramid Power in NYC
    Rising from the construction ashes of Hell’s Kitchen is definitely a beauty to behold. There’s a tetrahedron rising over West 57th Street that’s about to change the NYC skyline and Manhattan real estate unlike any other…
  • Mar 20

    Spring into Tax Saving

    Spring into Tax Saving
    Spring has spring and so has tax grievance season in Westchester.  That’s when homeowners come out of the woodwork with dreams of reducing their property taxes.  While the filing deadline has passed for the villages, the…
  • Jan 12

    Lou Miliano

    Lou Miliano
Rank this Week: 611

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 8

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
  • Apr 6

    Highly Appreciative

    Highly Appreciative
    Client:  Rosalyn Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  I definately give Rudnitski Law Firm a five star ratings all the way. From the initial call I felt very confident. I was being sued by one of my creditors and I was so…
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
Rank this Week: 409

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
Rank this Week: 691

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
Rank this Week: 642

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
Rank this Week: 646

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Recent Court Ruling Expands Protection For Senior

    Recent Court Ruling Expands Protection For Senior
    Elder Abuse – A Norm in Care Facilities If you tuned into local news channels for daily news, you would know that stories of elder abuse in care facilities are not new. In 2010 alone, 36% of Nursing homes in America were accused of…
  • Mar 31

    Stage Four Pressure Sores: Indication Of Inattentive Care

    Stage Four Pressure Sores: Indication Of Inattentive Care
    Despite the perception that pressure sores, also known as bedsores, shouldn’t be a common problem in urban areas, pressure sore lawsuit filings in large, modern cities– such as Chicago– are more common than you may think. Do…
  • Mar 24

    Patients Who Wander Require Special Care From Facilitie

    Patients Who Wander Require Special Care From Facilitie
    Elderly patients who have conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other mental disorders that cause confusion and memory loss have the tendency to wander aimlessly. The act of wandering has been known to contribute to some…
Rank this Week: 676

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 7

    Inventing a Genre

    Inventing a Genre
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say…
  • Apr 7

    3C is Fair Parody

    3C is Fair Parody
    Techdirt pointed me to a nice ruling that came down recently in New York (reported here in The Hollywood Reporter) in which U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska accepted a parody play as fair use. The play, 3C, is a direct parody of the…
  • Mar 26

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers,…
Rank this Week: 554

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 485

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Apr 6

    Fifteen Investment Tips for 2015

    Fifteen Investment Tips for 2015
    The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued an Investor Bulletin entitled, “15 Investment Tips for 2015.” The Bulletin highlights a number of suggestions…
  • Apr 1

    FINRA Issues Cybersecurity Investor Alert

    FINRA Issues Cybersecurity Investor Alert
    On February 3, 2015, FINRA issued an investor alert, entitled “Cybersecurity and Your Brokerage Firm,” outlining the essential questions investors should ask that brokerage firms regarding the safeguarding of their personal…
  • Aug 12

    ERISA Plan Trustees Subject to Offsets for Prohibited Transactions as Functional Fiduciarie

    ERISA Plan Trustees Subject to Offsets for Prohibited Transactions as Functional Fiduciarie
    ERISA-Qualified Pension Plans The past decade has seen an explosion of new investment products being purchased in ERISA-qualified pension plans. These products, including structured products, auction rate notes, private placements, managed…
Rank this Week: 717

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 6

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from subcontractor held prisoner in Cuba

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from subcontractor held prisoner in Cuba
    Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a former government subcontractor seeking to sue the U.S. government for negligence over his five-year imprisonment in Cuba. The justices on…
  • Apr 6

    Supreme Court will not hear challenge to contested North Carolina voting law

    Supreme Court will not hear challenge to contested North Carolina voting law
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots. The high court…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting

    Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting
    Watch VideoRELATED LINKSJustices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers? Justices add cases on housing discrimination, political contributions GWEN IFILL: A busy day at…
Rank this Week: 431

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

Covers the Social Security disability process and strategies for winning cases. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Apr 6

    Disabled Baseball Star Waits for Disability Decision

    Disabled Baseball Star Waits for Disability Decision
    Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Is it really easier to win a World Series ring than to win Social Security disability benefits?  Atlanta’s Fox 5 reports on the sad case of former Yankees second baseman Brian…
  • Mar 10

    WSJ Editorial Slamming Social Security Disability Riddled with Errors of Fact

    WSJ Editorial Slamming Social Security Disability Riddled with Errors of Fact
    You have probably heard that the Social Security disability trust fund will run out of money in 2016 and that all beneficiaries will face an across the board cut if Congress does not act. There are a number of relatively painless accounting…
  • Jan 15

    Local TV Station Highlights Problems with Social Security Hearing Proce

    Local TV Station Highlights Problems with Social Security Hearing Proce
    This is the video segment about Social Security disability delays, hosted by investigative reporter Randy Travis of Atlanta’s Fox 5 TV.   Travis highlights what most Social Security disability lawyers already know – that the…
Rank this Week: 674

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Volvo Introduces Night Spray Paint to Make Bicycling Safer

    Volvo Introduces Night Spray Paint to Make Bicycling Safer
    Bicycling at night is a major accident risk. However, a new glow-in-the-dark spray paint that has been introduced by Volvo will help bicyclists stand out in the dark, and reduce their accident risks. You don't often see automakers coming up…
  • Mar 20

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult
    Alcohol and drugs are a leading cause of death involving persons in the 18-25 age group in the United States. However, a new study indicates that alcohol and drug use may be much more prominent factors in car accidents involving teenagers and…
  • Mar 13

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident
    It’s a fact that young adults and teenagers are at a much higher risk of accidents and injuries. Studies also indicate that this group of drivers is more likely to be injured severely in accidents. A new study finds that young adults…
Rank this Week: 687

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

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

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

    Follow us to this blog's new location on…

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

    How Do You Define "Office"?

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

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List
    Fortune magazine has released its latest list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Fortune based its rankings on a survey sent to a random sample of employees, as well as a "culture audit" that gathers information about pay, benefits…
Rank this Week: 616

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. - Talc Asbestos Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed

    Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. - Talc Asbestos Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed
    A landmark asbestos case verdict against a talc supplier has withstood appeal in New Jersey, where the appellate court affirmed a $1.6 million judgment in favor of the plaintiff, who was allegedly exposed to the asbestos-contaminated talcum…
  • Apr 1

    Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Medical Monitoring

    Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Medical Monitoring
    The workmen tasked with renovation of a county courthouse in Missouri in the early 1980s were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis and without necessary protections. So too were those who worked nearby, according to a new lawsuit. When…
  • Mar 17

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim
    Refusing an asbestos defendant's request to dismiss a claim by a Navy veteran for liability for his illness, a federal judge ruled plaintiff's list of seven ships on which he served is sufficient proof of exposure to the toxic substance. The…
Rank this Week: 418

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")
    Takeaway: In an application for a computerized valuation platform, the Examiner rejected a computer-readable medium claim as indefinite. The Examiner took issue with the phrase "subscribing to the web-based valuation service," asserting that…
  • Mar 30

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)
    Takeaway: The PTO took seven years to process a Petition to Make Special Based on Age. The Petition Decision indicated that "the delay in rendering a decision is regretted." (Application of Dressler, Appl. No. 11/733,605, available on Public…
  • Mar 25

    PTAB interprets "each pixel of a color image" as referring to pixels in the same image

    PTAB interprets "each pixel of a color image" as referring to pixels in the same image
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed the obviousness rejection of claims to digital image processing. The claim language at issue was: "for each of multiple given pixels of a color image, determining ..." The Examiner read this on pixels in…
Rank this Week: 412

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Mar 31

    Don't get caught with your Transition Services Down (part 1 of 2)

    Don't get caught with your Transition Services Down (part 1 of 2)
    There is no shortage of commentary on why mergers and acquisitions fail or do not live up to their projected potential. The percentage of failed or underachieving deals is astounding with some placing the failure rate over eighty percent.The…
  • Mar 20

    IT Services with Chinese Characteristic

    IT Services with Chinese Characteristic
    News of Alibaba's cloud investment and a recent software park tour indicate that China's IT services industry is evolving in its own way.Alibaba Invades Silicon ValleyThe "Amazon of China" is following Amazon's playbook yet again with their…
  • Mar 12

    FTC Chairs warns of threats from the Internet of Things (IoT)

    FTC Chairs warns of threats from the Internet of Things (IoT)
    The Internet of Things (IoT), whereby miniature computers are embedded into objects and devices and connected via the internet using wireless technology, offers many advantages, such as smart thermostats which have the ability to remotely…
Rank this Week: 434

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 633

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Mar 31

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?
    I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?…
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
Rank this Week: 590

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 673

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: 718

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 655

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Court Enjoins Trustees from Going to Texas for a “Second Bite at the Apple” to Stop Beneficiaries from Inheriting

    Court Enjoins Trustees from Going to Texas for a “Second Bite at the Apple” to Stop Beneficiaries from Inheriting
    In Levien v Johnson, the New York County Surrogate’s Court recently enjoined the trustees of a testamentary trust from proceeding in Texas to challenge the adoptions of two adults, Parvin Johnson, Jr. and Kenneth Ives, by the grandsons…
  • Feb 19

    In re Lawrence: What the Court of Appeals Says About Gifts from Client to Lawyer

    In re Lawrence: What the Court of Appeals Says About Gifts from Client to Lawyer
    On October 28, 2014, the Court of Appeals rendered its long awaited decision in In re Lawrence, reversing the decision by the Appellate Division in which it was held that (1) a revised retainer agreement, under which the law firm received 40%…
  • Nov 25

    In Terrorem Provisions That Violate Public Policy

    In Terrorem Provisions That Violate Public Policy
    In terrorem clauses generally provide that, where a beneficiary under a testamentary instrument unsuccessfully challenges the instrument’s validity, the beneficiary will forfeit any interests obtained under the instrument. Testators…
Rank this Week: 608

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Alleged child rapist arrested in Tonopah

    Alleged child rapist arrested in Tonopah
    Last week 39-year-old Kenneth Cardenas of Tonopah was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl four years ago. Earlier this month, the Nye County Sheriff's office received an alert from an outside agency regarding the…
  • Mar 24

    Few traffic tickets cause money woes for Nevada Supreme Court

    Few traffic tickets cause money woes for Nevada Supreme Court
    With Nevada cops writing fewer traffic tickets, the Nevada Supreme Court's budget is suffering. It was reported recently that traffic ticket fines make up close to three-fifths of the court's budget. It is estimated that the dearth of traffic…
  • Mar 16

    Nevada Supreme Court rules "casino markers" constitutional

    Nevada Supreme Court rules "casino markers" constitutional
    Last month the Nevada Supreme Court once again affirmed the constitutionality of the state’s casino marker laws. Specifically, it upheld the conviction of defendant Harel Zahavi, who allegedly failed to pay back nearly $400,000 in…
Rank this Week: 601

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Va, va, voom

    Va, va, voom
    The post Va, va, voom appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Feb 28

    A VAT and property teaser

    A VAT and property teaser
    The post A VAT and property teaser appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Jan 20

    Who ya gonna call?

    Who ya gonna call?
    The post Who ya gonna call? appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 445

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak
      Do insurers have a responsibility to pay for long term leaks in the house? The answer is usually no. Most homeowners’ insurance policies have an exclusion for long term leaks. The policies will pay for leaks that are discovered…
  • Feb 6

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
  • Dec 29

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney
    If you were involved in a car accident, of course you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your losses, injuries and expenses, including medical bills, lost income, automobile and property damage and more.…
Rank this Week: 438

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
  • Mar 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 710

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Insufficient Security Can Lead to Unsafe Premise

    Insufficient Security Can Lead to Unsafe Premise
    When you are traveling away from home, you want to stay somewhere you feel secure. The last thing you expect while traveling is to stay at a hotel or motel that is unsafe because of hazardous conditions or unsavory characters on the…
  • Mar 25

    What are the time limits on injury and death claims in Georgia?

    What are the time limits on injury and death claims in Georgia?
    If you snooze you lose. It is a harsh reality that people who are unaware of the time limits to file suit for a loss may lose all their rights to compensation forever. Recently, I met with a highly intelligent, well-educated person who…
  • Mar 24

    Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Change Reporting of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Change Reporting of Unpaid Medical Bill
    Clients who have been injured often express concern about their medical bills showing up on credit reports, harming prospects for major purchases, credit cards, employment and even security clearances in their work. Anyone looking for a job,…
Rank this Week: 567

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 559