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Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Preparing for the Season of Divorce in Illinoi

    Preparing for the Season of Divorce in Illinoi
    As the peak season for divorce approaches, many couples in Illinois are in the process of preparing for the dissolution of their marriages. Unfortunately, most couples who are in the process of initiating a divorce are in such a rush to end…
  • Dec 20

    Impact of New Laws on Illinois Divorce

    Impact of New Laws on Illinois Divorce
    Legislators have made considerable changes to the Illinois Dissolution of Marriage Act in the past couple of years. These changes reflect the evolving needs and lifestyles of Illinois residents. Going forward, it’s important to…
  • Nov 23

    Custody and Support Considerations When Your Child Has Special Need

    Custody and Support Considerations When Your Child Has Special Need
    In Illinois, a special needs child can impact child custody and support payments. The court may award custody based on the child’s needs and order child support payments past the legal age of 18. A child custody lawyer in Illinois can…
Rank this Week: 861

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1000

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 690

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    COA Affirms Trial Court Decision that Defendants Conspired to Defraud Plaintiff Wife

    COA Affirms Trial Court Decision that Defendants Conspired to Defraud Plaintiff Wife
    To understand these three inter-related appeals, Cassidy v Cassidy and Hansen, No. 328004, No. 328024 and Cassidy v Cassidy, No. 333319, we first must state the facts of this not-so-simple divorce matter. Joy and Robert Cassidy were…
  • Feb 10

    Federal Appeals Court Denies Stay to Executive Branch on Travel Ban Order

    Federal Appeals Court Denies Stay to Executive Branch on Travel Ban Order
    In Washington v Trump, the 9th circuit court of appeals declined to grant a stay of the federal district court’s order.  In doing so, the court had to review the likelihood that the executive branch would succeed on the merits.The…
  • Jan 30

    Family Law Jurisdictional Battle

    Family Law Jurisdictional Battle
    The Court of Appeals' jurisdiction in post judgment custody appeals has long been a vexing area for family law attorneys. MCR 7.202 grants an appeal by right to post judgment orders affecting custody. Due to the uncertainty in how the…
Rank this Week: 852

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: 997

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: 446

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/
  • Feb 19

    Getting a Plea Bargain in a Michigan DUI Case

    Getting a Plea Bargain in a Michigan DUI Case
    As a Michigan DUI lawyer, I handle some aspect of drunk driving cases on a daily basis.  I am in a local court for drinking and driving charges just about every day, as well.  Within the DUI section of this blog, I regularly post…
  • Feb 17

    How I do (and Guarantee to win) Driver’s License Clearance Cases for People who don’t live in Michigan

    How I do (and Guarantee to win) Driver’s License Clearance Cases for People who don’t live in Michigan
    In this short article, I want to examine how I do license reinstatement cases for out-of-state residents who need clearance of a Michigan hold upon their driving record. In the previous article, I explained how I do driver’s license…
  • Feb 12

    How I do (and Guarantee to win) Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Appeals – Part 2

    How I do (and Guarantee to win) Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Appeals – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we begin an examination of how, as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, I do driver’s license restoration appeals. The focus here is on what a client coming to my office can expect to happen,…
Rank this Week: 559

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Are Convicted Felons Sentenced to Life, Regardless of the Sentence They Actually Serve?

    Are Convicted Felons Sentenced to Life, Regardless of the Sentence They Actually Serve?
    In Michigan and all other states in the U.S., felony offenses are considered more serious than those classified as misdemeanors. A felony charge can be related to anything from tax fraud or distributing illegal drugs to some theft offenses or…
  • Jan 11

    Michigan, Juvenile ‘Lifers’ and the ACLU

    Michigan, Juvenile ‘Lifers’ and the ACLU
    In November it was announced the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was filing suit against the state of Michigan over the state’s unclear standards regarding denial of parole to juvenile lifers.  In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court…
  • Jan 5

    Non-Profit or Non-Realistic?

    Non-Profit or Non-Realistic?
    What if I told you that there was a non-profit business that you know and respect that was misrepresenting their financial report and in the process of doing so continually have gotten investors to place hard earned money into their company?…
Rank this Week: 323

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Feb 21

    Revisiting Your Whistleblower Protection Compliance Game Plan

    Revisiting Your Whistleblower Protection Compliance Game Plan
    On February 3, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling involving Michigan’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA). The ruling requires employers to carefully evaluate any changes made to an employee’s position, job…
  • Feb 20

    An Uber Example For How Not to Respond to Sexual Harassment

    An Uber Example For How Not to Respond to Sexual Harassment
    Uber is back in the headlines again (See our prior post about Uber’s background check misstep, “Hiring the No. 2 Guy on al-Qaeda’s Hit List: An Uber-Example of Limitations in Employee Background Checks“). This time for…
  • Feb 16

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defendant Dodges Sanctions after Wiping Computer

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defendant Dodges Sanctions after Wiping Computer
    A former employee accused of stealing company trade secrets and confidential information dodged a bullet in the form of sanctions. Specifically, on January 30, 2017, a Georgia District Court held that mass deletion of company documents and…
Rank this Week: 994

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 965

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Feb 22

    Traducción al español de Ley PROMESA

    Traducción al español de Ley PROMESA
    El Director Ejecutivo de la Junta de Supervisión y Administración Financiera para Puerto Rico (la“Junta de Supervisión”), establecida bajo la ley bipartita Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic…
  • Feb 22

    Gobernador firma ley de incentivos donde médicos sólo pagarán 4% de contribucione

    Gobernador firma ley de incentivos donde médicos sólo pagarán 4% de contribucione
    El gobernador Ricardo Rosselló Nevares firmó esta semana la Ley de Incentivos para la Retención y Retorno de Profesionales Médicos (Ley Núm. 14-2017), que establece una tasa fija de contribución de 4%…
  • Feb 22

    Revista Jurídica de la Inter Derecho lanza convocatoria de artículo

    Revista Jurídica de la Inter Derecho lanza convocatoria de artículo
    La Junta Editora del volumen 51 de la Revista Jurídica de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico ha comenzado el proceso de evaluación y selección de los artículos que…
Rank this Week: 367

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: 374

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Jan 18

    What Should I Wear to Court?

    What Should I Wear to Court?
    If you have not spent much time in a courtroom before your scheduled hearing, you may be wondering “What should I wear to court?” The answer, though not difficult, is important to get right, because to dress poorly can have…
  • Jan 18

    What Color To Wear To Court

    What Color To Wear To Court
    While the color of the outfit you have decided to wear to your court hearing is probably that furthest thing from your mind as you prepare to appear in court, it is nevertheless highly important. Books have been written on the subtle cues…
  • Jan 18

    Can You Wear Jeans to Court?

    Can You Wear Jeans to Court?
    For those of us who are not lawyers or bailiffs or judges, going to court is not a normal part of our daily lives. Whether we are called into court as the defendant, a witness, or a member of the jury, it is important to know how you are…
Rank this Week: 688

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Whiskey Plates: Minnesota's Scarlet Letter

    Whiskey Plates: Minnesota's Scarlet Letter
    Minnesota's DWI laws are not just designed to punish accused drivers with criminal consequences and the loss of their license.  Another aspect  is social shaming which comes in the form of, what is commonly known as, "Whiskey…
  • Jan 16

    Will A DWI Cost Me My Job?

    Will A DWI Cost Me My Job?
    I really like helping people; so do Chuck and Dan.  That is why we fight so hard at Ramsay Law Firm.  We are doing everything within our power to get our clients out of difficult situations and get their lives back on track.…
  • Jan 12

    Minnesota DPS Admits Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking Data Is Public Information

    Minnesota DPS Admits Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking Data Is Public Information
    This just keeps getting stranger ...for those of you that are unaware, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) instructed all authorized Ignition Interlock vendors to install GPS tracking in their devices.  This major change to…
Rank this Week: 998

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: 149

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 607

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 22

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver
    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on the ‘epidemic issue’ of drivers distracted by their smartphones. In response, auto insurers are raising rates for everyone. And its not just texting. Insurer surveys show that in 2015,…
  • Feb 20

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial
    What better way to observe Presidents’ Day than a report on a jury verdict in a recent sexual harassment trial? The trial was week before last in Gulfport in the case of Canaski v. Mid-Mississippi Properties. Here is the salacious…
  • Feb 9

    Mississippi House Passes More Tort Reform

    Mississippi House Passes More Tort Reform
    The Mississippi House of Representatives passed HB 481 this week. Here is the bill. The bill legislatively abrogates the collateral source rule. The purpose of the bill is to kill what’s left of the plaintiff’s bar in Mississippi.…
Rank this Week: 287

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: 275

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/
  • Oct 6

    St. Louis County Police Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound

    St. Louis County Police Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound
    South County, St. Louis Missouri- A St. Louis County police officer, who was shot this morning as he got out of his patrol car, has died. The officer was identified as Blake Snyder, 33. The suspect shot Snyder once in the chin at very close…
  • Oct 6

    St. Louis County Police Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound

    St. Louis County Police Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound
    South County, St. Louis Missouri- A St. Louis County police officer, who was shot this morning as he got out of his patrol car, has died. The officer was identified as Blake Snyder, 33. The suspect shot Snyder once in the chin at very close…
  • Oct 4

    Crash in Boone County has Highway 40 Shutdown Between Midway and Rocheport

    Crash in Boone County has Highway 40 Shutdown Between Midway and Rocheport
    October 4, 2016- Boone County Missouri- According to reports, the Boone County Fire Protection District has confirmed that one man in a van is dead following a terrible car crash at approximately 9:00 a.m. involving a dump truck. The fatality…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 309

Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer…

Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law and truck accidents. By Ryan Bradley.

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

    Bucklin Missouri Teen Driver Hit by Missouri Truck Driver

    Bucklin Missouri Teen Driver Hit by Missouri Truck Driver
    Katlin J. Elam, a 16 year old from Bucklin, Missouri, was injured in a Linn County Missouri semi-truck accident on December 29, 2011. After the Missouri side impact truck accident, the Bucklin teen was transported to Pershing Hospital by Linn…
  • Aug 14

    Surviving a Roadside Inspection

    Surviving a Roadside Inspection
    Roadside inspections are part of the job for professional truck drivers. The goal of these inspections is to ensure both the truck and driver are in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. Trucks are taken out…
  • Jul 25

    Safety Tips for Truck Driver

    Safety Tips for Truck Driver
    Truck drivers carry a lot of responsibility. Trucks are immensely powerful vehicles, and truck driving carries with it it's own set of unique dangers. Trucks are created to transport immense amounts of weight, and are therefore much larger…
Rank this Week: 827

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking
    A group of lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a number of individuals who say they weren’t told that the ignition interlock devices they were required to install had GPS tracking capabilities. As part of a…
  • Feb 21

    Failure To Appear In Court Penalties In Minnesota

    Failure To Appear In Court Penalties In Minnesota
    Ignoring a problem doesn’t mean it will go away. In fact, most times it makes the situation worse. If you are arrested and charged with a crime, don’t just ignore your summons and hope the court forgets about you, because they…
  • Feb 20

    Minnesota Man Earns DUI On Frozen Lake

    Minnesota Man Earns DUI On Frozen Lake
    A Chisago County man is lucky he only earned a DUI after fleeing from police across a frozen lake with his children in the vehicle late last week. The incident occurred last Thursday on Green Lake in Chisago City. According to the police…
Rank this Week: 662

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/
  • Feb 20

    Law Library Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism

    Law Library Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism
    Whether you are writing a brief or a seminar paper, take care to avoid plagiarism. Your legal readers, from judges to fellow scholars, expect to be able to identify which words and ideas are yours and which come from others, in part to…
  • Feb 13

    Research Tip: What is “Permanent” Online?

    Research Tip: What is “Permanent” Online?
    Websites “disappear” for any number of reasons. Presidential transitions, general link rot, or site design errors can all contribute to Internet content vanishing. What’s a researcher to do? Consider whether you can find a permanent…
  • Feb 6

    Research International Arbitration or Intellectual Property Using New Law Library Database

    Research International Arbitration or Intellectual Property Using New Law Library Database
    As we begin a new semester, you might be interested in checking out two of the Moritz Law Library’s newer databases: Kluwer Arbitration and Kluwer IP Law. Kluwer Arbitration has resources on international arbitration, offering both primary…
Rank this Week: 879

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
  • Feb 15

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Cristina Montijo was the subject of a complaint and arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
Rank this Week: 766

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 550

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 15

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EU negotiators agree on new rules for cross-border online content service use European Union (EU) negotiators have agreed…
  • Feb 1

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Sprint-backed Tidal set to challenge the US music-streaming leaders Music subscription service Tidal has sold a third…
  • Jan 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music industry and consumer support for higher-quality audio streams grows The idea of making high-resolution (hi-res) or…
Rank this Week: 720

My Law License

My Law License

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

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
  • Nov 18

    Leaving Facebook's "Lawyers On The Left"

    Leaving Facebook's "Lawyers On The Left"
    In the fucking aftermath of "what the fuck is going to happen now," people are fucking talking about fucking getting together and fucking advocating for fucking rights they fucking think will fucking be taken fucking away.As part of this…
  • Nov 11

    A Heartfelt Message About Moving On From This Election

    A Heartfelt Message About Moving On From This Election
    My girl lost and your guy won. I accept that Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. I don't like it, as I don't think he was the lesser of two evils, I think he was the evil of two lessers. Hillary wasn't…
Rank this Week: 452

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 17

    College Financial Aid Offices Need A Good Education About the Risk Premium of Solo and Small Law Firm Practice

    College Financial Aid Offices Need A Good Education About the Risk Premium of Solo and Small Law Firm Practice
    As a widow who will have not only one  but two daughters in college in just a few months, I’ve been dutifully completing multiple financial aid forms on the off-chance that I may now qualify for a bit of assistance above the…
  • Feb 14

    Law Firm Defection: From Security to Liberty

    Law Firm Defection: From Security to Liberty
    Editor’s Note: It’s one thing to leave a biglaw firm for solo practice – that kind of thing happens all the time. But what happens if the firm that you leave is one that you built yourself? That decision can be much tougher…
  • Feb 13

    Make Money Mondays: Legal Tech Services That Make You Sticky to Client

    Make Money Mondays: Legal Tech Services That Make You Sticky to Client
    Although most legal marketing initiatives focus on client acquisition – think lead generation ,  SEO-powered blogging and good old fashioned networking – client retention offers far more bang for the buck. Studies show…
Rank this Week: 708

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

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

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

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a staff report (available here) on the trend to link consumers’ online behavior across multiple devices. Among other recommendations, the FTC suggests that companies not track sensitive…
  • Feb 13

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion
    Four years after fully embracing international copyright exhaustion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has finally taken up the issue of patent exhaustion. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International…
  • Jan 31

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine
    The new year continues as the old ended, with HIPAA enforcement actions. On Jan. 11, 2017, MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE Life) entered into a Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human…
Rank this Week: 914

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

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

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Feb 6

    Are Nashville Public Defenders Overworked ?

    Are Nashville Public Defenders Overworked ?
    Steven Hale wrote an article in last week's Nashville Scene on the Nashville Public Defenders Office overwhelming caseload. One visit to any of the criminal courtrooms in Nashville supports that conclusion. The article does a great…
  • Dec 13

    The Tennessee Legislature and Criminal Law

    The Tennessee Legislature and Criminal Law
    The Tennessee State Legislature has a habit of enacting new criminal laws on an isolated incident that occurred in someone's legislative district. The practice creates terrible laws. I read a great quote recently from an outgoing U.S Senator.…
  • Nov 7

    Is It Mandatory To Have Nine U.S.Supreme Court Justices ?

    Is It Mandatory To Have Nine U.S.Supreme Court Justices ?
    Just the other day someone asked me if the U.S. Constitution requires nine Supreme Court Justices. I did not know the answer so I looked it up. The short answer is the U.S. Constitution does not state the precise number of justices. The…
Rank this Week: 853

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Introducing the new Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin

    Introducing the new Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin
    "The American Indian Law Clinic is excited to collaborate with NILL for the Indian Law Bulletin, in the spirit of our longstanding relationship with the Native American Rights Fund. Tribal jurisprudence is a vital component of Indian law for…
  • Feb 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlKnighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (Tribal Court Jurisdiction; Tribal Government - Fraud) Tribal Courts…
  • Feb 1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlJones v. United States (Bad Men Treaty Provision)United States v. Barnes (Oklevueha Native American Church; Marijuana Manufacturing)Consumer Financial Protection…
Rank this Week: 776

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
  • Feb 14

    Contractor’s Tools Exclusion Bars Coverage for Crane Collapse under Builder’s Risk Policy

    Contractor’s Tools Exclusion Bars Coverage for Crane Collapse under Builder’s Risk Policy
    In Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company, New York’s high court holds that the contractor’s tools exclusion barred coverage for a tower crane collapse caused by Superstorm Sandy under a…
  • Feb 13

    Second Circuit Deems Policy Ambiguous Regarding Post-Exhaustion Defense

    Second Circuit Deems Policy Ambiguous Regarding Post-Exhaustion Defense
    By David M. Knapp, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP In American Commercial Lines LLC, et al. v. Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, 16-91-cv(L) (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2017), the Second Circuit reversed a decision from the Southern District of…
  • Feb 8

    NY Appellate Courts Address Liability Policy Exclusion

    NY Appellate Courts Address Liability Policy Exclusion
    By David M. Knapp, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP New York’s Appellate Division recently issued two decisions of note: In Country-Wide Ins. Co. v. Excelsior Ins. Co., 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 00718 (1st Dept. Feb. 2, 2017), the First…
Rank this Week: 786

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

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

http://navwaters.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fifth Circuit Affirms “Take Nothing” Jury Verdict in Jones Act Suit

    Fifth Circuit Affirms “Take Nothing” Jury Verdict in Jones Act Suit
    Plaintiff filed suit against his Jones Act employer, Cheramie Marine, L.L.C., alleging negligence and seeking maintenance and cure after an alleged injury on one of its utility vessels. Plaintiff alleged that on July 18, 2014, he was injured…
  • Feb 4

    Benefits Review Board To Enforce Attorney Fee Petition Deadline

    Benefits Review Board To Enforce Attorney Fee Petition Deadline
    The Clerk of the Benefits Review Board has issued a notice to the community that the Board has reviewed its policy concerning handling of untimely attorney fee petitions. Effective March 1, 2017, attorney fee petitions must be filed within…
  • Jan 30

    Court Orders Sale of Seized Vessel Following Default and Unnecessary Delay

    Court Orders Sale of Seized Vessel Following Default and Unnecessary Delay
    Judge Ivan Lemelle recently reinforced the old adage, “if you don’t use it, you lose it,” in a suit based upon the alleged breach of a rental agreement between Essex Crane Rental Corp. and Cross Maritime.  Under the…
Rank this Week: 248

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 19

    Medley

    Medley
    Here are various bits and pieces, while we await big cases such as the Supreme Court decision in Poshteh v RB Kensington & Chelsea. (You can watch the hearing here.) We don’t usually promote events on Nearly Legal, but I am happy to…
  • Feb 13

    Failings and function

    Failings and function
    BBC News reported on the effect of the Retaliatory Eviction provisions in the Deregulation Act, some 16 months on. A large scale FOI request produced the result that only 19% of councils had recorded stopping even 1 retaliatory eviction…
  • Feb 13

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry
    Service of notices, claims etc on ‘last known address’ can be a bit of a thorny issue. Not least the question of the extent of reasonable inquiries to find the missing person before the ‘last known address’ can be…
Rank this Week: 257

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jun 17

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bracing for a legal battle after public attorney Julie Murray filed the complaint at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The case was filed late May at the U.S. District Court for…
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
Rank this Week: 890

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
  • Feb 12

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program
    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program The Neuroscience and Law Center presents Reconstructing Criminal Justice: Brain Dysfunction & The Courtroom Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Fordham Law School Costantino Room 150 West…
Rank this Week: 485

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law…

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Covers the claims process and the law for injured workers in Nevada. By Virginia Hunt.

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

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson
    Most injured workers who hire attorneys do so because they are not satisfied with the medical care they are getting for their work injury.  Although I am limited by current law to selecting medical providers on a particular…
  • Apr 16

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson
    Most injured workers who hire attorneys do so because they are not satisfied with the medical care they are getting for their work injury. Although I am limited by current law to selecting medical providers on a particular insurer’s…
  • Apr 7

    Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!

    Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!
      As you know, I have been working with a group of dedicated workers’ comp attorneys  to  try to  defeat some nasty bills that would significantly cut your benefits.  Specifically, Assembly Bill 229 would…
Rank this Week: 579

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Dec 28

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ
    There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant…
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
Rank this Week: 454

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie
    When I was a kid in Maplewood, New Jersey, our next-door neighbor was a feisty Irish widow named Anne Byrne.  (She was related to our former Governor, Brendan Byrne, but I forget how.)  When I would do something stupid, which…
  • Jan 21

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance
    Here’s how a major insurance company (Travelers) describes D&O insurance: “Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability insurance helps cover defense costs and damages (awards and settlements) arising out of wrongful act…
  • Dec 22

    Policy rescission because of misrepresentations on an insurance application

    Policy rescission because of misrepresentations on an insurance application
    There’s an old joke about lawyers and clients. A man is flying in a hot-air balloon and realizes he’s lost. He spots a guy down below. He lowers the balloon and shouts, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised my friend I…
Rank this Week: 680

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 457

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Mexico Bill Targets Repeat DWI Offender

    New Mexico Bill Targets Repeat DWI Offender
    Drunk driving has long been a major problem on New Mexico roads. Despite the strict criminal sanctions that drunk drivers face, the fact remains that New Mexico is among the states with the highest death rate due to drunk driving. In hopes of…
  • Feb 9

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital
    All property owners, including businesses and governments, have a duty to make sure that their premises are kept reasonably safe. The level of duty that an individual, government, or business has to a person entering their land depends on the…
  • Feb 9

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital
    All property owners, including businesses and governments, have a duty to make sure that their premises are kept reasonably safe. The level of duty that an individual, government, or business has to a person entering their land depends on the…
Rank this Week: 557

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Aug 17

    Fear of Failure

    Fear of Failure
    The fear to the failure is something natural when we embarked in a new labor experience or of businesses. Often this one feeling drowns by not knowing how to give time to us to the time. Almost at any moment we tend to compare itself with…
  • Aug 12

    Unlike

    Unlike
    View of both sexes This question bothers and will excite women. It was women. Because of the friendship between the sexes, stubbornly wants to believe it is the female half of humanity. Let's look at the reasons why women are so need to…
  • Jul 26

    Wet Wipes Market

    Wet Wipes Market
    Napkin on skin care should include anti-aging components, or have additional properties. Regarding the latter can distinguish the so-called two-way tissues, where one side can be a lotion, and other facial peels. More info: Joe Biden.…
Rank this Week: 588

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

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

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

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

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

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 147

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

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

    An Oppression How-To: Revoke Employment, Profit Sharing and Control

    An Oppression How-To: Revoke Employment, Profit Sharing and Control
    This week's New York Business Divorce highlights an appellate opinion affirming a lower court's findings of grounds for dissolution in a "classic" case of minority shareholder oppression. Continue Reading…
  • Feb 13

    Race to the Exit as Professional Practice Falter

    Race to the Exit as Professional Practice Falter
    Buy-out and retirement obligations in professional practices can trigger a contentious race to be the first to resign or retire when hard financial times hit, which is what happened in the case highlighted in this week's New York Business…
  • Feb 6

    Winter Case Notes: De Facto Partnership and Other Recent Decisions of Interest

    Winter Case Notes: De Facto Partnership and Other Recent Decisions of Interest
    Welcome to another edition of Winter Case Notes in which I clear out my backlog of recent court decisions of interest to business divorce aficionados by way of brief synopses with links to the decisions for those who wish to…
Rank this Week: 677