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Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 26

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish
    Somehow I missed Alison Frankel's report on a consumer class action in Texas spurred by solicitations to join a mass tort. Here is the report:…
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
  • Sep 2

    Inside the Agency Class Action

    Inside the Agency Class Action
    Adam Zimmerman of Loyola and Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State have just posted on SSRN a draft of their new article, Inside the Agency Class Action, forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Federal agencies in the...
Rank this Week: 276

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 450

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Handling the stress of being charged with Drunk Driving in Massachusett

    Handling the stress of being charged with Drunk Driving in Massachusett
    As a Massachusetts OUI lawyer who has represented numerous clients dealing with an OUI charge, I understand it can be extremely difficult. In this blog I want to offer some guidance on how to get through the charge. For many people it is…
  • Sep 21

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the police had no reasonable suspicion to stop a black male walking on the streets in Roxbury believed to be a suspect in a breaking and entering. As result of the seizure, the police found…
  • Sep 21

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial
    Key to Cosby’s success at upcoming jury trial will be the judge’s ruling on numerous motions in liming defining what evidence the jury will get to hear at trial. A judge has ruled that prosecutors can use a phone call that was…
Rank this Week: 972

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, dog bites and other accidents. By Christopher F. Earley.

http://christopherfearley.typepad.com/massachusetts_personal_in/
  • Jan 28

    What My Clients Say About Me...

    What My Clients Say About Me...
    "Chris, stood by me through the whole process. He was always there to answer any questions I had. Even after the case was complete I had an issues with a bank and he also help me out. Very Stand up...
  • Jan 2

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)
    *You need a workers comp lawyer that will protect your rights. If you don't have one, you are at a huge disadvantage. *Get the compensation you deserve. *Call me now at 617 338 7400 if you, a loved one, or...
  • Oct 22

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!
    Sadly, construction workers in Massachusetts are injured much too frequently on the job. Hard working Massachusetts construction workers are oftentimes exposed to hazardous working conditions without proper safeguards in place. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 792

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Carelessness and Tax Evasion

    Carelessness and Tax Evasion
    According to this story, the owner of several Atlantic City businesses admitted in federal court that he and his associates in one of the businesses deliberately hid profits in order to avoid paying more than $100,000 in federal taxes. He…
  • Sep 26

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose
    Most people have heard at least one anecdote about a student who attempts to take a final exam in a course, only to discover that failure to have enrolled in the course shuts the door to the opportunity to earn a grade in the course. Most…
  • Sep 23

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience
    Supply-siders like to argue that by reducing tax rates, people and businesses will engage in economic activity squelched by higher tax rates, and that taxes on that increased activity will increase tax revenues. Not only have supply-siders…
Rank this Week: 480

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 611

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 523

Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector
    I have been playing around with a handy little device called the HoverCam Mini 5.  Billed as a pocket-sized scanner, it is actually a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera that functions as both an overhead scanner and a video projector. You…
  • Dec 13

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor
    In January, I am slated to become president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the premier legal charity supporting access to justice and civil legal services in Massachusetts. I am particularly honored because 2014 is a momentous year for…
  • Dec 13

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
Rank this Week: 805

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre
    Jon Garon, Shepard Broad College of Law, is publishing Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre in volume 19 of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal…
  • Sep 29

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
  • Sep 27

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 39

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 156

Mediation Channel

Mediation Channel

Information, news, and commentary on mediation, negotiation, law, and conflict management. By Diane Levin.

http://mediationchannel.com
  • Jul 9

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact
    In 1770, in his historic defense of British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians, John Adams told the jury in his summation:
  • Jul 9

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact
    In 1770, in his historic defense of British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians, John Adams told the jury in his summation: Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our…
  • May 13

    Resources online and beyond for the aspiring mediator

    Resources online and beyond for the aspiring mediator
    Greetings to regular readers, new visitors, and to the members of the Mediation Works Executive Mediation Training, with whom I have the pleasure of working this week.
Rank this Week: 844

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Walk the Walk, Don’t Talk the Talk

    Walk the Walk, Don’t Talk the Talk
    Attorneys are a varied group of people and just like any group there are some that are more verbally aggressive than others. One of their strategies may be to “psyche you out” by talking tough, telling you what a terrible case…
  • Sep 21

    Maybe You Should Just Say No to Negotiating

    Maybe You Should Just Say No to Negotiating
    We’re all busy. We all need to get things done. Maybe one of those things is a case you think you can resolve through negotiations or mediation. Given the status of the case you think it’s “ripe” for settlement and…
  • Sep 14

    Your Needs are not Their Need

    Your Needs are not Their Need
    Recently in a mediation, a party told me to tell the other side that they had been out of a job for over a year, and that they had to foreclose on their house.  As such, they insisted that the defense should pay more money to resolve the…
Rank this Week: 889

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    New York Top Court to Review Medical Aid in Dying State Constitutional Issue

    New York Top Court to Review Medical Aid in Dying State Constitutional Issue
    End of Life Choices New York and the End of Life Liberty Project are applauding the ruling by the New York Court of Appeals to hear the appeal in the case of Myers, et. al. v. Schneiderman. Terminally ill patients and doctors sued the…
  • Sep 28

    ASBH 2016 in Washington DC

    ASBH 2016 in Washington DC
    ASBH 2016 begins for me, one week from today, with a Board meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities. I look forward to engaging with more than 1000 healthcare professionals, educators, consultants, and others who…
  • Sep 26

    Montana Court Denies Hospital Permission to Conduct Brain Death Test

    Montana Court Denies Hospital Permission to Conduct Brain Death Test
    Based on a number of generally accepted diagnostic tests, clinicians at Saint Vincent's Healthcare have strongly suspected that their patient Allen Callaway is dead.  But his parents refused permission to conduct an apnea test to…
Rank this Week: 295

Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers asbestos, cancer, class actions, medical malpractice, personal injury and tort reform. By David Austin.

http://legalnews.typepad.com/legalnews/
  • Oct 2

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court
    The Florida Supreme court has allowed lawyers in Florida to have their clients waive the constitutional limits on fees. TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has handed a final defeat to doctors who fought for years to place stringent…
  • Oct 2

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court
    The Florida Supreme court has allowed lawyers in Florida to have their clients waive the constitutional limits on fees. TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has handed a final defeat to doctors who fought for years to place…
  • Sep 29

    Damages Cap Unconstitutional

    Damages Cap Unconstitutional
    In Louisiana the cap on Medical Malpractice damages was set at $500,000 in 1975.  Well the Louisiana Supreme Court has recently ruled that that amount ($500,000) in not adequate anymore.  It is too low. BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana's $500,000…
Rank this Week: 860

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Sep 28

    El Ministerio del Tiempo vs Timele

    El Ministerio del Tiempo vs Timele
    El próximo mes de octubre se estrena en NBC una nueva serie llamada Timeless, sobre viajeros en el tiempo, y aunque aún no sale al aire ya ha sido objeto de una demanda por parte de una productora española que acusa…
  • Sep 28

    Ministra de la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos, protagonista de libro infantil

    Ministra de la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos, protagonista de libro infantil
    De la ministra de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de los Estados Unidos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, se pueden decir muchísimas cosas como que es una de las juristas más relevantes en los Estados Unidos y una importante promotora de la…
  • Sep 28

    Yves Saint Laurent pierde caso por diseño de boutique

    Yves Saint Laurent pierde caso por diseño de boutique
    El tribunal mercantil de París, Francia, falló el pasado martes a favor de la tienda parisina Zadig & Voltaire que había sido acusada por la famosa marca Yves Saint Laurent, YSL de haber robado su propiedad…
Rank this Week: 245

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 6

    For being a loyal customer, we would like…

    For being a loyal customer, we would like to reward you with a $50 gift from CVS. Claim Your Free Gift Here Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com
  • Nov 4

    RE:Your Application

    RE:Your Application
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Rank this Week: 706

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.
    For at least five years, Wells Fargo was engaged in a practice of secretly opening some 2 million phony credit card and deposit accounts in an effort to put multiple banking products in customers’ hands. That kind of growth strategy was…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
Rank this Week: 832

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Aug 24

    The killing of coyotes: From violent video to the federal war on wildlife

    The killing of coyotes: From violent video to the federal war on wildlife
    With the trial scheduled to begin today, a last-minute plea agreement was reached in the case against a Michigan hound hunter in connection with the gruesome killing of a coyote captured in a YouTube video. A second defendant, facing…
  • Aug 17

    Trump's ag A-team a royal flush of animal protection hater

    Trump's ag A-team a royal flush of animal protection hater
    We already knew that Donald Trump would be bad news for wildlife—he’s got two sons who travel the globe to slay rare wildlife, and the elder son has indicated he wants to serve as Secretary of the Interior. But…
  • Aug 9

    Trumps stump for the Walter Palmer vote

    Trumps stump for the Walter Palmer vote
    Donald Trump’s sons reportedly took a break from their roles as their father’s surrogates in the hotly contested presidential election last week to pursue their most favored leisure activity: killing wild animals in far off places…
Rank this Week: 644

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 338

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 25

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day
    Insurance defense lawyers have less than a month to produce surveillance of auto accident victims – not when it’s convenient for them There is a big problem in Michigan with insurance companies abusing discovery, and nowhere is…
  • Apr 25

    How to report an unsafe trucking company

    How to report an unsafe trucking company
    A lawyer’s response to a plea from a truck driver bring pressured by his employer to break the laws I recently received a plea for help from a truck driver who e-mailed me: “The company that I drive for has … Continue…
  • Apr 24

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney
    Jordan Jones is the latest addition to the Michigan Auto Law team. Jordan started off at the firm as a law clerk, and he’s hit the ground running faster than perhaps any new personal injury attorney in Michigan. Jordan already ……
Rank this Week: 519

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 640

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 395

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 984

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Covers personal injury news and developments. By Tim Edwards and Ed Wallis.

http://www.midsouthtriallawyer.com
  • Sep 28

    Tips And Strategies When It Comes To The Stock Market

    Tips And Strategies When It Comes To The Stock Market
    Investing wisely and earning significant profits out of the stock market relies on a process of self-education and extensive research. Carefully inspect the past performance records and current reputation of any company whose stock you may be…
  • Sep 25

    Are You Confused About The World Of Investing? Try These Great Tips!

    Are You Confused About The World Of Investing? Try These Great Tips!
    Knowing the ins and outs of the stock market are key to finding success while trying to play it. One important aspect is knowing the companies you are buying stock in. To learn more about successful investing, take a look at the following…
  • Sep 23

    Try Out These Amazing Stock Market Tip

    Try Out These Amazing Stock Market Tip
    Learning about stocks is the most important step in making great investments and generating big profits. There are some potential minefields, however, and you should know what you are doing before you take the plunge. The article below can…
Rank this Week: 635

Minnesota Lawyer Blog

Minnesota Lawyer Blog

Minnesota Lawyer Magazine's Blog, featuring Minnesota Legal News.

http://minnlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Is due process what looks bad?

    Is due process what looks bad?
    Those of you who are following news of judicial elections in other states may be interested to know that the U.S. Supreme Court last Friday accepted certiorari in the case of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, which I discussed here. The…
  • Nov 21

    Looking for a few (really) good attorney

    Looking for a few (really) good attorney
    Minnesota Lawyer is currently soliciting nominations for its annual "Attorneys of the Year" award. If you know of someone who had a really good year (or did a lot of good this year, for that matter), let us know about it. Click here for more…
  • Nov 21

    Civil right to counsel a hot topic in today's economy

    Civil right to counsel a hot topic in today's economy
    I attended a CLE yesterday where a Hennepin County judicial law clerk discussed the fact that more and more parties are choosing to represent themselves in court proceedings.
Rank this Week: 845

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 358

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 184

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 29

    Nursing Home Arbitration Banned: What’s the Impact for Mississippi Litigation?

    Nursing Home Arbitration Banned: What’s the Impact for Mississippi Litigation?
    The New York Times announced last night that the federal government is banning arbitration clauses in nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, which is pretty much all of them. It’s nice to see that the nursing home…
  • Sep 27

    Your Boss Probably Isn’t This Bad

    Your Boss Probably Isn’t This Bad
    Don’t know how I missed this guy, but the NY Times announced today that Mike Davis, the world’s grumpiest boss has died. How grumpy you ask? Consider some of these gems contained in memos in the pre-email days: There will be no…
  • Sep 26

    Does PERS Have 2 Sets of Books?

    Does PERS Have 2 Sets of Books?
    Last week the New York Times published this Mary Williams Walsh article regarding public pensions having two sets of books. Why the difference? The dreaded investment return projections that I have discussed in many prior posts on this topic.…
Rank this Week: 444

Missouri Accident Lawyer Blog

Missouri Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers acar accidents, motorcycle crashes, and trucking accidents. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.missouriaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 356

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28
    Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016.  This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but that is not an entirely accurate description. …
  • Jul 23

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset
    Recent Case:  LAGERS Pension present value of zero but future payment divided Missouri Statutes require division of marital property, including local government retirement system benefits. The Circuit court treated the defined benefit…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right
    Recent Case: Marijuana use under the level of chemical dependency not grounds for termination of parental rights Father appeals from the judgment terminating his parental rights. Grounds for termination of parental rights require clear and…
Rank this Week: 960

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Ronald Bowne is Killed in this mornings Highway 63 Crash.

    Ronald Bowne is Killed in this mornings Highway 63 Crash.
    BOONE COUNTY, Mo – If you are from northern Boone County, chances are you know someone from the Bowne family. We are sad to learn that this morning’s car crash on Highway 63 claimed the life of Ron Bowne, 62, of Clark, Missouri.…
  • Sep 14

    Belle Missouri Resident Sherrie Pyatt is Struck and Killed by a Vehicle.

    Belle Missouri Resident Sherrie Pyatt is Struck and Killed by a Vehicle.
    BELLE, MISSOURI- It is apparent that Sherrie B. Pyatt of Belle Missouri was loved by many. If you are in doubt, check out the Facebook page of “Office of the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman“.          …
  • Sep 14

    Belle Missouri Resident Sherrie Pyatt is Struck and Killed by a Vehicle.

    Belle Missouri Resident Sherrie Pyatt is Struck and Killed by a Vehicle.
    BELLE, MISSOURI- It is apparent that Sherrie B. Pyatt of Belle Missouri was loved by many. If you are in doubt, check out the Facebook page of “Office of the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman“.          …
Rank this Week: 541

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Missouri personal injury law and consumer safety news. By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them
    Carbon Monoxide commonly referred to as “CO” is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause serious injury by death or asphyxiation. Unfortunately nearly every year hundreds of people in the United States die from carbon monoxide…
  • Nov 12

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE
    This week I have had the honor and privilege of listening first hand to veterans, young and old, talk candidly and from the heart about their experiences while serving this great country and while defending the freedoms that we often take for…
  • Oct 29

    Trick or Treat Safety

    Trick or Treat Safety
    Trick or treat? It is almost Halloween, a favorite holiday for many children and adults alike.  Halloween can, however, be scary.  The scare for most parents is not from ghosts, ghouls and goblins, but is instead based on the…
Rank this Week: 793

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Moritz Law Library Offers Research Consultations for Student

    Moritz Law Library Offers Research Consultations for Student
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->If you are writing a research paper for a seminar or a note for a law review or journal this semester, now might be a good time to schedule an in-office research consultation with a Moritz…
  • Sep 22

    New Moritz Law Library Research Guide on College History and Digital Archive

    New Moritz Law Library Research Guide on College History and Digital Archive
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Interested in researching the early history of the Moritz College of Law or locating information about former students, alumni, faculty and staff who contributed to the success of the College…
  • Sep 15

    Get Answers Quickly by Chatting With a Moritz Reference Librarian

    Get Answers Quickly by Chatting With a Moritz Reference Librarian
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Where can I find state legislative history documents? How do I cite to an administrative decision? Get answers to these sorts of questions quickly and easily by chatting with a Moritz…
Rank this Week: 260

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
    Alexander and Sima March fled to Canada after their 2011 indictment on mortgage fraud charges. Source: Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence
    Barbara Jean Dennis, 60, Las Vegas, NV, a  former Nevada real estate agent who owned at least 12 rental properties in Nevada and Texas and filed multiple bankruptcy petitions to avoid paying the mortgages, has been sentenced to…
  • Sep 21

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud
    Rachel Siders, 41, Roseville, California, was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million. Federal juries returned verdicts in two trials, in…
Rank this Week: 5

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Women Lawyers Leveraging Social Networks: Presenting Your Best Self

    Women Lawyers Leveraging Social Networks: Presenting Your Best Self
    Social media has become a staple of personal interactions and brand management, but what kinds of content should job-seeking law students post online? Christina Martini (@TinaMartini10), National Hiring Partner-Associate Recruiting…
  • Sep 13

    So You’re a 3L Now? Tips on Securing a Post-Bar Job

    So You’re a 3L Now? Tips on Securing a Post-Bar Job
    The time is finally here. You’re a 3L now. The last two years as a 1L and 2L may linger a little, but they are far gone now. After the initial excitement of returning to law school, you might begin to fret a little at the thought of…
  • Sep 13

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel
    On September 12th Ms. JD sat down with a talented group of attorneys who work for companies of various sizes and name brands - each of whom has taken a different route to land in-house.  Our panel of experts shared how they…
Rank this Week: 343

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 28

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Midyear trade results hint at a very positive year for global recorded-music sales All of the world’s major…
  • Sep 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ECJ clarifies the copyright infringement rules concerning hyperlinks The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that…
  • Aug 31

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Russia’s royalty collection system heading for a big shake-up Russia’s music royalty collecting segment has…
Rank this Week: 859

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 4

    Arizona Women Divorce Professionals (AWDP)

    Arizona Women Divorce Professionals (AWDP)
    Arizona Women Divorce Professionals (AWDP) is a team of highly qualified professionals who help their clients successfully navigate through the divorce process. The team is comprised of eight women who have experience in family law, including…
  • Aug 10

    Is it really SIDS?

    Is it really SIDS?
    We have all seen that episode of Law and Order SVU where Olivia and Elliot dramatically announce that the forensic results determined that the baby died of… SIDS. SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.” According to…
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
Rank this Week: 970

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The One Reason Donald Trump Should Never Be President

    The One Reason Donald Trump Should Never Be President
    This has been the worst Presidential campaign in my lifetime and likely in America’s history. Let’s assume - for the purpose of preventing heads from exploding – that Hillary Clinton is a criminal, a liar, is responsible for…
  • Jun 26

    On Fatherhood

    On Fatherhood
    Yesterday I dropped my oldest daughter off for a month away on a college campus. It’s a summer program. She’ll be back in 30 29 days. Back in the house, back for me to see every day, back to tell me where she’s going and…
  • Apr 27

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke
    "Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of…
Rank this Week: 924

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

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

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Panama City property auction seeks qualified buyer

    Panama City property auction seeks qualified buyer
    The Panama Stock Exchange reported that an auction will be held for the lot of land and improvements for the Hotel Unicorn (Park Inn by Radisson under construction on Finca 1025) in 44 Street and Justo Arosemena Av., in Bella Vista, one of…
  • May 9

    How Panama Papers' sponsor George Soros made billions offshore

    How Panama Papers' sponsor George Soros made billions offshore
      The Independent provided this 1994 glimpse into how George Soros made billions with an offshore Netherlands Antilles fund using tax breaks which are now villified under the Panama Papers by the International Consortium of Journalists…
  • May 5

    Free Zone merchant and Balboa Bank in OFAC sanction list

    Free Zone merchant and Balboa Bank in OFAC sanction list
    In the next hours expect more news about one of the newcomer banks in the Panama financial system and the developer of the Soho shopping mall.Action Exposes Extensive Drug Money Laundering Network Based in PanamaWASHINGTON – Today,…
Rank this Week: 528

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 29

    ATL Academy For Private Practice 2016: Register Now!

    ATL Academy For Private Practice 2016: Register Now!
    Just month from today, on October 28th, 2016, Above the Law will host its second annual Academy for Private Practice (“APP”), a full-day conference offering practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of…
  • Sep 28

    Brad Clark: A Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorney Pursues Expungements With Conviction…and Technology

    Brad Clark: A Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorney Pursues Expungements With Conviction…and Technology
    At last month’s TBD Conference, I wound up in a break out session with Kentucky criminal defense attorney, Brad Clark. Not only did Brad open his own law practice a few months before, but at the same time, he launched the Unconvicted…
  • Sep 26

    Make Money Mondays: Mini Legal Service Packages, Take Two

    Make Money Mondays: Mini Legal Service Packages, Take Two
    Most lawyers are familiar with, and skeptical about offering mini legal services packages – which is really just a fancy name for unbundling . In other words, in contrast to a full service experience, from advice about a particular…
Rank this Week: 767

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office

    Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office
    A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago. A long-time friend of hers was looking into filing for disability benefits. Actually, he had been considering filing for about three years, which was part of the problem (if your condition is…
  • Jun 6

    Tips for requesting a disability hearing

    Tips for requesting a disability hearing
    There are several pages on SSDRC.com on the various aspects of social security disability hearings. However, this post will be a bit different and will focus on the steps to take in filing a request for a disability hearing, such as 1. When…
  • Jun 6

    I Never Met With My Disability Attorney before my SSD Hearing

    I Never Met With My Disability Attorney before my SSD Hearing
    This happens more than you might think. For the most part, Social Security business between claimants and their attorneys or representatives is handled via telephone and mail. That is not to say that all disability claimants lack the…
Rank this Week: 720

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 309

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Aug 3

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit continues to decide high profile cases that interpret the key provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This post summarizes two July decisions from the court—one that…
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
Rank this Week: 926

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

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

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 603