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Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Covers forensic accounting, estate administration, and personal, corporate, and estate income taxes.

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Distribute by March 6, 2014 to Reduce High Estate & Trust Income Taxe

    Distribute by March 6, 2014 to Reduce High Estate & Trust Income Taxe
    In 2013, for estates and trusts, the 39.6% income tax rate as well as the 3.8% NII tax kicks in at $11,950 of income. That’s not very high. And don’t forget, you don’t need $11,950 of investment income to pay the NII tax. If…
  • Feb 5

    Israel now Taxing US Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel now Taxing US Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    Beginning January 1, 2014, Israel is taxing any trust anywhere in the world that has an Israeli resident beneficiary. There are two types of Israeli Beneficiary Trusts. A Relatives Trust (or Family Trust) is a trust where the settlor is the…
  • Jan 8

    Avoid NJ DOL Audits- S-Corp Owners Should Take Reasonable Compensation

    Avoid NJ DOL Audits- S-Corp Owners Should Take Reasonable Compensation
    In an S-Corporation, a popular choice of tax entity among businesses, an owner who works for the company is required to take wages. How much of the company’s income is classified as wages versus S Corp. income (reported to the owner on…
Rank this Week: 491

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jan 9

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?
    At this point, almost every knows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing a huge scandal involving the September lane closure of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  He had a two hour press conference today…
  • Jul 30

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported
    Adding yet a further wrinkle to the legal problems facing Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice is that Joe is not a US citizen.  Thus, even if he somehow escapes prison, he would likely be deported.  Story is here.
  • Jul 29

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge
    Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, both of Towaco, New Jersey and stars of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’  were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank…
Rank this Week: 540

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Nov 14

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened
      Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law is inviting law students from across Canada to participate in a unique social media competition.  The “Twitter Moot”, to be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage

    Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage
    Last month this blog focused on the twitter chat #CBAfuturesChat, which was a student focused consultation run by the Canadian Bar Association’s Future’s initiative. Now that it’s November, the twitter chat has shifted to a…
  • Oct 15

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)
    Last week’s #CBafuturesChat was a discussion of the articling in Canada.  The focus of the talk shifted from Law School to recent grads, and with that, the conversation shifted to students at law instead of law students.…
Rank this Week: 535

Quitam Help

Quitam Help

Cover qui tam law and the process of bringing a case. By Getnick & Getnick.

http://www.quitamhelp.com/
  • Oct 30

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program
    The SEC announced that it will pay a whistleblower over $150,000 as a reward for bringing information to the Commission that resulted in a successful enforcement action.  Although the dollar amount may pale in comparison to the $14…
  • Oct 23

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million
    Just days before trial was set to begin in the Northern District of Ohio, Omnicare has agreed to pay $120 million to settle allegations that the pharmacy offered kickbacks to nursing homes.  According to the allegations, Omnicare…
  • Oct 22

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1
    Those who read this blog have long been aware of the effectiveness of the False Claims Act in returning money to the public fisc.  Previous reports had stated that the government recovered $15 for every dollar it spent on FCA…
Rank this Week: 504

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
  • Aug 23

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager
    From the Business Section of the Waterloo Cedar Falls (IA) Courier, a story concerning a trade secrets case by agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. against the long-time general manager of its largest combine factory. Deere is seeking…
Rank this Week: 527

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 555

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

Covers consumer rights under debt collection laws. By Joseph A. Mullaney III.

http://fdcpalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan
    Consumer rights advocates have long assailed payday loans and consumer rights attorneys tell horrible stories of clients ensnared in the web of payday loans.  When consumers fail to repay, they are frequently harassed and threatened…
  • Jan 8

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey
     Sometimes a New Jersey consumer may give a sum of money to an insurance company or other entity in exchange for a promised stream of income usually paid monthly (an annuity contract).  Other times, an insurance company is given…
  • Jan 7

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 506

Law Practice Strategy

Law Practice Strategy

Discusses practice management solutions for solos and small firms.

http://lawpracticestrategy.com/
  • Apr 3

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013

    What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013
    ABA TECHSHOW 2013 starts this week in Chicago, April 4-6, so for this ”Product Beat’ we have a preview of some wares being demonstrated in the exhibition hall. . .” Donna Seyle‘s insight: If you won’t get to…
  • Apr 3

    The ReInvent Law Channel

    The ReInvent Law Channel
    Where The Revolution Will Be Televised! Donna Seyle‘s insight: Selected videos from ReinventLawSiliconValley are up and running! See on reinventlawchannel.com
  • Apr 2

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

    Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore
    When you’re an associate receiving positive feedback for your intelligence, diligence, and impeccable work product, it’s hard to fathom the need to start learning an entirely different set of skills for the later phases of your…
Rank this Week: 548

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 537

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

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

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

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

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
Rank this Week: 508

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 526

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://www.texasbar.com/saywhat/weblog/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 498

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 488

National Institute of Military…

National Institute of Military Justice

Covers courts-martial (domestic and international), law changes, military commissions and other items of interest to military law practitioners and scholars worldwide.

http://www.nimjblog.org/
  • Sep 21

    ACS

    ACS
    William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy, addresses the American Constitution Society's "9/11 at 10" symposium, marking t
  • Sep 11

    CAAFlog and NIMJ Blog Join Force

    CAAFlog and NIMJ Blog Join Force
    As of Sept. 12, 2011, the National Institute of Military Justice blog will join CAAFlog in a new blog venture, NIMJ blog CAAFlog.
  • Sep 10

    Action at the CMCR

    Action at the CMCR
    h/t Opinio Juris, Kevin Heller comments on, "CMCR invents the war crime of conspiracy," he begins:
Rank this Week: 494

Law Ingenue

Law Ingenue

Covers law schools and law students. By a non-traditional law student.

http://lawingenue.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    I Passed

    I Passed
    Just a quick drop by to say I passed the bar exam... on my first try. Just found out a few days ago.
  • Jan 27

    Bar Study

    Bar Study
    Right now, I'd rather be studying my drink in a bar, with loud music, mediocre food, and tipsy patrons.
  • Jan 26

    It's Been A Year Now...

    It's Been A Year Now...
    It's been a year now since I last posted. I didn't intend to abandon my blog, but as usual, life got in the way.
Rank this Week: 536

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 503

Juvienation

Juvienation

Covers developments in juvenile justice. By Mark Sorkin.

http://juvienation.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading page…
  • Jul 6

    Juvienation on Vacation

    Juvienation on Vacation
    I’m off to Italy this afternoon and won’t be posting any updates while I’m traveling. Please feel free to comb through the archives and hit the links on the blogroll while the site is on hiatus. If you’re looking for updates on the…
  • Jul 3

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth
    An editorial in today’s Times offers strong support for the “comprehensive approach” to juvenile justice reform that informs the Senate’s JJDPA reauthorization bill (background here). “This bill represents an important step toward…
Rank this Week: 549

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
  • Apr 12

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge
    U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain has approved the criminal settlement reached between the US Department of Justice and SAC Capital Advisors LP. The hedge fund, which was founded by Steven A. Cohen, consented to pay a $1.8 billion…
Rank this Week: 657

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • Apr 16

    TV Me

    TV Me
    My interview on KCCI-TV about the Iowa Tuition and Textbook (and prom) Credit can be seen here.  It was at […]
  • Apr 15

    Last day reminder list

    Last day reminder list
    Programming note: Tax Roundups will return next week.  I’m taking a few days off, so it will be quiet around […]
  • Apr 14

    Filing season tip: leave tracks when you file.

    Filing season tip: leave tracks when you file.
    No Tax Update today, for reasons easily guessed by many readers. As a green 25 year-old staff accountant, I was […]
Rank this Week: 594

Las Vegas Injury Lawyers Blog

Las Vegas Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Nevada car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other personal injury news. By Parker | Scheer | Lagomarsino

http://www.lasvegasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Convictions for Both Simple Possession and Possession-for-Sale Violates Double Jeopardy

    Convictions for Both Simple Possession and Possession-for-Sale Violates Double Jeopardy
    Under the well-known Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, a criminal defendant may not be punished more than once for the same offense, unless a statute clearly authorizes such punishment. As the…
  • Apr 9

    Wrongful Death Case Revived for Determination of Mechanic's Negligence

    Wrongful Death Case Revived for Determination of Mechanic's Negligence
    The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled, according to a recent unpublished opinion, that a district court incorrectly entered summary judgment in favor of a defendant mechanic in a case that alleged that the mechanic was negligent in his repairs…
  • Apr 2

    $500K Damages Award Supported By Evidence in Breach of Covenant Not to Compete Action

    $500K Damages Award Supported By Evidence in Breach of Covenant Not to Compete Action
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Nevada Supreme Court reversed a district court's order for a new trial on the issue of damages in an action involving the breach of a covenant not to compete. In Georges Tannoury, MD, PC v. Stacey…
Rank this Week: 658

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 635

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    PA Mayor to Limit Police Cooperation with Immigration Officers: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to sign an executive order to limit collaboration efforts between his city's police department and federal immigration…
  • Apr 16

    Reefer Madness, Literally

    Reefer Madness, Literally
    Advocates of increased use of pot through legalization often mock the 1930's film, "Reefer Madness."  The idea seems to be that only Puritanical, moralistic, anti-science zealots could think the pot might adversely affect brain…
  • Apr 16

    Another Reason We Don't Need the Smarter Sentencing Act, Part II

    Another Reason We Don't Need the Smarter Sentencing Act, Part II
    My post yesterday describing White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler's remarks about Presidential clemency did not go nearly far enough.  Now that I take a closer look at the AP report, I have to wonder whether something very, very…
Rank this Week: 602

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
Rank this Week: 572

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Apr 16

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled
    On December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit…
  • Apr 14

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000
    The Department of Commerce recently had a ceremony at Langdon Education Campus in Washington, DC, commemorating the issuance of the 700,000th design patent (see main image to the left). The design patent, titled Hand-held learning apparatus,…
  • Apr 8

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank
    On Monday, March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held oral arguments in the much-anticipated software battle between patentee Alice Corporation, the petitioner, and CLS Bank, the respondent who was victorious below thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 615

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 16

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt
    With April 15th of 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is now open season on discharging 2010 income tax debts (both state and federal) in bankruptcy court. Income taxes may not be usually dischargeable in bankruptcy, but the rules change once…
  • Apr 11

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court
    If you have had wages garnished by a creditor, you certainly might be interested in ways to get some of all of that money back so you can spend it. Filing a bankruptcy case may do the trick, due to a technical portion of the Bankruptcy Code…
  • Mar 25

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy
    Debtors who have outstanding bills for legal fees at the time they file a bankruptcy case should include those bills on their bankruptcy schedules and seek to discharge them. Almost always this works out fine. Your own bills for legal work…
Rank this Week: 639

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 647

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 607

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 16

    Hints of future payday rule-making

    Hints of future payday rule-making
    Jeremy T. RosenblumLaura Udis, the CFPB’s program manager for the payday lending industry, spoke on April 10 in Los Angeles on a panel sponsored by the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee.  CFPB staff…
  • Apr 16

    CFPB amends CashCall complaint

    CFPB amends CashCall complaint
    Jeremy T. RosenblumThe CFPB has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against CashCall and several related companies that funded, purchased, serviced and collected online payday loans to identify additional states in which the loans…
  • Apr 16

    CFPB promotes online student financial aid resource

    CFPB promotes online student financial aid resource
    John L. Culhane, Jr.In a new blog post , the CFPB promotes its online financial aid resources to students who are now in the process of choosing which school to attend this fall.  The blog post directs students to a just-launched…
Rank this Week: 652

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Did Google use the White House to make an end-run around a DOJ investigation?

    Did Google use the White House to make an end-run around a DOJ investigation?
    The story on the front page of today's Washington Post is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/google-faces-new-pressure-from-states-to-crack-down-on-illegal-online-drug-sales/2014/04/15/6dfc61fa-be6d-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html…
  • Apr 16

    John Lande, "Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear"

    John Lande, "Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear"
    Article. Abstract: Lawyers regularly experience numerous fears endemic to their work. This is not surprising considering that lawyers generally operate in environments that frequently stimulate many fears. Lawyers’ fears can lead them…
  • Apr 16

    Kristen Blankley, "Lying, Stealing, and Cheating: The Role of Arbitrators as Ethics Enforcers"

    Kristen Blankley, "Lying, Stealing, and Cheating: The Role of Arbitrators as Ethics Enforcers"
    Article. Abstract: This work is the third in a trilogy of Articles in the area of ethics for arbitration participants. This work completes the trilogy by considering the role of the arbitrator in dealing with ethical violations as they…
Rank this Week: 641

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 630

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3
    Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras, passenger rail,…
  • Apr 14

    ICCA 2014 Miami Conference Coverage

    ICCA 2014 Miami Conference Coverage
    Bilzin Sumberg attorneys Joseph Mamounas and Rafael Ribeiro participated in a blogging event from the ICCA Conference this week for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. The Kluwer Arbitration Blog (KAB) is a publication that…
  • Apr 11

    ICCA Congress Cements Miami as Arbitration Hub

    ICCA Congress Cements Miami as Arbitration Hub
    Every two years the top international arbitration professionals and legal scholars from around the globe gather at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s Congress, or “ICCA Congress,” as it is commonly known,…
Rank this Week: 653

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 576

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day
    IT’S HERE!  Today is the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day!  ACTIVITIES/RESOURCES:  Even if you have your own resources, please also direct patients, residents, clients, and the public to…
  • Apr 15

    International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice - ABSTRACT DEADLINE

    International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice - ABSTRACT DEADLINE
    From August 13-15  2014, the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia will be hosting the International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice.  The call for abstracts closes Wednesday,…
  • Apr 14

    The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying

    The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying
    Posted today and available for free from JAMA:  "The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying." A summary of the trend toward legalization that I prepared with David Orentlicher and Ben Rich.
Rank this Week: 575

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Professor Andrea B. Carrol of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and Professor Margaret Ryznar of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 16

    Adoption Case in NY

    Adoption Case in NY
    From the New York Law Journal: A Queens man may legally adopt his husband's biological twins even though they were born to a woman under a surrogacy agreement that is illegal in New York state, a Family Court judge determined....
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
  • Apr 14

    Fighting Divorce

    Fighting Divorce
    From the Washington Post: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from getting married. But they’re waging a parallel battle, too: Trying to keep married couples together. In cooperation with the Family…
Rank this Week: 569

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959. This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The Problem…
  • Apr 15

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty
    In reviewing The Divided by Matt Taibbi in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, Timothy Noah makes the remark that poverty is being criminalized in the United States. He refers to the way that poor people are being treated on the streets,…
  • Apr 9

    A Joyous Welcome: The Baptism of Umma Azul

    A Joyous Welcome: The Baptism of Umma Azul
    Welcoming -- the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church is the sacrament of welcoming. The child is presented to the Church, the community of believers, usually by the parents. The priest calls upon the parents, the godparents, and the…
Rank this Week: 625

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 618

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 15

    Great News About Coal in China

    Great News About Coal in China
    Greenpeace has published a short report on recent trends in Chinese coal consumption, titled “The End of China’s Coal Boom“. Thanks to this Tweet by Kees van der Leun for the link. The report shows plans of multiple…
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
  • Apr 14

    Build More Coal Power Plants!

    Build More Coal Power Plants!
    That’s probably not a headline readers expect here. Let me explain. Cleantechnica just published an interesting interview with Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, one of the big German power utilities. From that interview: EP: Still, I get the…
Rank this Week: 663

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 610

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 15

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
  • Apr 14

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com Every year for…
  • Apr 13

    When your ideal judge disappoints.

    When your ideal judge disappoints.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
Rank this Week: 660

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Apr 15

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair
    Two stories in the news today highlight NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's remaking of the police department. In his most recent high profile act, he has disbanded the Demographics Unit, a group formed in 2003 whose sole purpose was to…
  • Apr 12

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case
    You don't have to be a skilled negotiator to know that you do not tell a car salesman, "I am not leaving here until I have bought this car from you," and then expect to get the best price possible. Shortly after winning the NYC's mayoral…
  • Apr 12

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant
    The New York Times recently reported on the NYPD's policy of running warrant checks on shooting victims, and then investing ridiculous amounts of labor hours to safeguard them until they are healthy enough to be haled into court. (Article…
Rank this Week: 579

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
  • Apr 1

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay certain employees who receive tips a lower minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to employers trying to cut costs by paying workers who do not normally receive…
Rank this Week: 592

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 15

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady
    I'm a big fan of using images in briefs and opinions when that is appropriate, and it's hard to think of a more appropriate case than one involving a lady in a banana suit. The specific case I'm thinking…
  • Apr 15

    Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again

    Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again
    Thanks to Jim Dedman and the others at the award-winning products-liability blog Abnormal Use for reviewing The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance, with a special thanks to Batten Farrar for his expert rendition of the cover. This is the second…
  • Apr 15

    Get a Smell at These Email

    Get a Smell at These Email
    This isn't strictly law-related, except that the point of these emails seem to be to drive traffic to some terrible law-related site. But I'm going to make an exception here. If you write a blog you will, at some…
Rank this Week: 636

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Professor Barbara Black.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 15

    Ong & Lipinsky on Asia's Stock Market

    Ong & Lipinsky on Asia's Stock Market
    Li Ong and Fabian Lipinsky have posted Asia's Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons? on SSRN with the following abstract: Stock markets play a key role in corporate financing in Asia. However, despite their increasing…
  • Apr 15

    Berdejo on Going Public

    Berdejo on Going Public
    Carlos Berdejo has posted Going Public After the JOBS Act on SSRN with the following abstract: The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (JOBS Act) represents one of the most comprehensive overhauls of the securities laws in recent…
  • Apr 15

    Prather-Kinsey & Tanyi on IFRS

    Prather-Kinsey & Tanyi on IFRS
    Jenice J. Prather-Kinsey and Paul Tanyi have posted The Market Reaction to SEC IFRS-Related Announcements: The Case of American Depository Receipt (ADR) Firms in the U.S. on SSRN with the following abstract: The objective of our study is to…
Rank this Week: 588

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 574

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 10

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet
    The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the…
Rank this Week: 614