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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jun 27

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)
    As technology continues to evolve, so does the law, and a recent case out of Massachusetts, St. John's Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC, MISC 16-000090, proves it. Addressing what the court termed a "novel" question in the…
  • Jun 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 581 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jun 23

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist
    Looking for an interesting new case on the statute of frauds, breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and constructive trust by a son against his father? Here’s one for you: It is California. The year is 1994. Father Sardul allegedly…
Rank this Week: 573

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jun 27

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST
    As you likely know, in the email world, to use ALL CAPS means that you are “yelling.”  Or, should I say, “YELLING!?”  So the title to this post could be construed as my YELLING and I am ok with that. For the…
  • Apr 1

    Lessons from mom on estate planning

    Lessons from mom on estate planning
    It’s only been three weeks, to the day, since my mom died and I have a few thoughts on what I have learned in regard to her estate planning matters. Some things done right and things not done right. VICTORY: My mom named me as…
  • Mar 29

    Losing a loved one

    Losing a loved one
    We have all lost a loved one… or will eventually lose a loved one. Losing a loved one is hard there is no question. It is a sad reality of life though.  I lost my dad when I was 14. I remember it well of course.  My mom was a…
Rank this Week: 559

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jun 27

    Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule versus Investment Adviser Custody

    Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule versus Investment Adviser Custody
    A recent enforcement case highlighted the stark difference between the custody requirements of a broker-dealer and an investment adviser. Merrill Lynch was smacked with over $400 million in disgorgement and penalties for putting customer…
  • Jun 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the Brexit

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the Brexit
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that caught my attention while waiting for the results from the Brexit vote. BEST PRACTICES FOR TODAY’S CCO by Julie DiMauro in the FCPA Blog In addition to knowing their…
  • Jun 20

    SEC Charges Fund Administrator as a Failed Gatekeeper

    SEC Charges Fund Administrator as a Failed Gatekeeper
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Steven Zoernack and his firm EquityStar Capital Management with fraud for stealing investor money and hiding his criminal past. The SEC brought fraud charges against ClearPath Wealth Management…
Rank this Week: 658

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 27

    Experts in Medical Case Allowed to Testify Regarding Cause of Death Even Though There Were Multiple Cause

    Experts in Medical Case Allowed to Testify Regarding Cause of Death Even Though There Were Multiple Cause
    Medical malpractice cases are extremely complicated because they involve a highly specialized knowledge of medicine and medical care. In a recent case, a medical malpractice claim was filed against a woman’s doctors after she died while…
  • Jun 25

    Court Dismisses Case After Failure to Pay Filing Fee Within Statute of Limitation

    Court Dismisses Case After Failure to Pay Filing Fee Within Statute of Limitation
    In a recent case, a woman filed a complaint against CVS for negligence and wantonness. The injury occurred on September 2, 2013 after the woman fell on an unknown substance in a retail store. She filed the claim on August 26, 2015. When she…
  • Jun 23

    Nurse Escapes Liability Due to Sovereign Immunity

    Nurse Escapes Liability Due to Sovereign Immunity
    We all depend on medical professionals to take care of us while we are in the hospital. However, what we may not realize is that some hospitals can escape liability just because the hospital is operated by the state. In a recent case, a man…
Rank this Week: 568

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jun 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26
    Facebook, Google Automatically Blocking Extremist Content https://t.co/JBKjUHf8c3 -> Forget What Congress Wrote, Forget What the Copyright Office Wrote; Court Of Appeals Re-Writes the Copyright Act https://t.co/sF0Kd6SYJb -> Computer…
  • Jun 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25
    Extensive analysis of remedies for breach of confidence XY, LLC v. Canadian Topsires Selection Inc., 2016 BCSC 1095 https://t.co/8a9uThLg2u -> Big win for Rogers on division of powers grounds Rogers Communications Inc. v. Châteauguay…
  • Jun 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23 https://t.co/kxhsjX43v9 -> Copyright infringement claim dismissed MacNutt v. Acadia University, 2016 NSSC 160 https://t.co/MVUxQFhE6B -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23…
Rank this Week: 601

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Joe Hockey's great big red tape nightmare part 2

    Joe Hockey's great big red tape nightmare part 2
    Today I had the privilege, along with our other solicitors at Harrington Family Lawyers,  of receiving inhouse training from Murray Howlett and Jennifer Veitch, both from chartered accountants Pilot Partners about the withholding tax…
  • Jun 9

    Joe Hockey's great big new red tape nightmare

    Joe Hockey's great big new red tape nightmare
    Thank you to Julia Gillard, Joe Hockey, Tony Abbott and the Daily Telegraph for the latest round of idiocy, which will cause pain to pretty well everyone, add a layer of red tape that is not there now, and give no real benefits.The…
  • May 23

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer
    On Thursday night I had the privilege to receive on behalf of my firm, Harrington Family Lawyers, an equity and diversity award from the Queensland Law Society.Three awards were handed out by the Society- Large firm- to Clayton Utz (which…
Rank this Week: 584

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/
Rank this Week: 571

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 653

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 593

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 629

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 621

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Oregon Child’s Death Highlights Window Blind Safety and Recall Issue

    Oregon Child’s Death Highlights Window Blind Safety and Recall Issue
    An account in The Oregonian this week of a bereaved mother suing both a property management company and a window blind manufacturer in the wake of the death of her 3-year-old daughter is drawing attention to yet another preventable household…
  • Jun 17

    Disturbing News About the Takata Airbag Recall

    Disturbing News About the Takata Airbag Recall
    I have written on many occasions about the scandal surrounding the millions of defective airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation. These “have been linked to at least 13 deaths worldwide and more than 100 injuries,”…
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Truck Crash Kills One

    Oregon Truck Crash Kills One
    An illegal pass attempted by the driver of a semi-truck near Burns last week left the driver of an oncoming car dead and her passenger hospitalized in critical condition, according to The Oregonian. The newspaper writes that the Oregon truck…
Rank this Week: 577

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Riding dirty? Refuse searches, try to relax, and some other pointers.

    Riding dirty? Refuse searches, try to relax, and some other pointers.
    By now you know that you should never consent to a search of your car. But what if you actually have a joint in the console (terrible hiding place by the way), or you are a mule and worried the popo will find the package? Same advice, just…
  • Jun 24

    How to get your DWI video in Texas, even if your case hasn’t been filed.

    How to get your DWI video in Texas, even if your case hasn’t been filed.
    One of the problems with DWI cases is that it can take months, years sometimes, before a DWI video appears from the DA’s office. For example, we have a case set for trial in Dallas and the video didn’t show up for nearly two…
  • Jun 6

    Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than White

    Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than White
    Source: Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than Whites You can tell who the politically powerless are by who gets arrested for petty bullshit, like simple pot possession. Actually, I shouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 663

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Industrial Psychologists and Workplace Injury

    Industrial Psychologists and Workplace Injury
    Bob Rose and Robyn Porterfield Workplace injury is a serious problem with many costs including the cost of well-being and even loss or life. The causes and prevention of injury is a complex issue with many factors including adequately…
  • Jun 17

    Pathologist Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed

    Pathologist Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff hired pathology expert witness to opine on pain and suffering in a products liability case.  Defendant filed a motion to exclude the testimony.  The court granted in the motion in part and denied the motion in part.…
  • Jun 15

    Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

    Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued Defendant related to unfair and deceptive business practices related to exercise equipment.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude the testimony of the plaintiff’s biomedical engineering expert witness.  The…
Rank this Week: 567

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)
    First: Librarians, please do not make legal decisions, copyright or otherwise, for your employer (or your own business for that matter) if there is possible litigation down the road. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Your library…
  • Jun 24

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer
    If you’re not tracking news of Robot Lawyers then you’re not keeping up with the legal research profession. No, not a “robotic” lawyer, but the Artificial Intelligence (AI) kind. See lots of robot, and AI related,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy
    So, a one-time 52 to 48 percent [Brexit, Wikipedia article] popular vote is a solid basis for making massive economic, political, and social changes to the governance of the Not So United Kingdom and the larger European Union of 28 (at the…
Rank this Week: 585

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 660

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 575

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    new app for mapping the world

    new app for mapping the world
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog has 2 posts, here and here,  about a new project to create memorable "addresses" for every (3 x 3 meter) spot in the world.  It's called what3words and the project is dividing the…
  • Jun 21

    free webinar from GAO

    free webinar from GAO
    A free webinar, "GAO Podcasts and Social Media," will be offered on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Jacques A. Arsenault, Digital Communications Manager, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will take you through GAO social media…
  • Jun 13

    CMS can help identify students needing help

    CMS can help identify students needing help
    Inside Higher Ed has a story today titled "Logging Off, Dropping Out." The story reports that knowing how often students log onto course management software sites is "one of the best ways to predict whether they will stick with their studies…
Rank this Week: 611

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 22

    WYWH: Legal Primer for Artists: Leasing Commercial and Residential Space & Dealing with Tax Issue

    WYWH: Legal Primer for Artists: Leasing Commercial and Residential Space & Dealing with Tax Issue
    Preoccupied with their work, artists often neglect reaching out to accountants and attorneys for advice on how best to brace themselves for possible issues they may encounter. Among an artist’s various legal considerations, contracts…
  • Jun 7

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit
    By David Honig, Esq.* In 1966 the world was introduced to the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701! On September 8, 2016, 50 years will have passed since we joined that intrepid crew on its five year mission. Over the course of a half century…
  • Jun 3

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House
    *By Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Covenants not to compete (CNCs), also called non-compete clauses or simply non-competes, are commonplace in employment contracts. Generally, CNCs seek to prevent an employee from leaving his or her current employer…
Rank this Week: 599

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • Jun 22

    Links for 2016-06-21 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-06-21 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Jun 20

    Links for 2016-06-19 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-06-19 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Jun 18

    Links for 2016-06-17 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-06-17 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 636

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Woman Dies Following Two-Car Collision Near Libertyville

    Woman Dies Following Two-Car Collision Near Libertyville
    There was a car collision on Sunday (June 19, 2016) near Libertyville after which a woman died.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Illinois Highway 137 and U.S. Highway 45. An excerpt from the June 20, 2016 Lake…
  • Jun 20

    Head-On Collision On Route 173 In Newport Township

    Head-On Collision On Route 173 In Newport Township
    There was a vehicle collision Saturday night (June 18, 2016) in Newport Township in Lake County.  The accident involved a head-on collision between a car and tractor-trailer truck. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the…
  • Jun 17

    Two-Car Collision In Unincorporated Wauconda Injures Three People

    Two-Car Collision In Unincorporated Wauconda Injures Three People
    There was a two-car collision Thursday afternoon (June 16, 2016) in unincorporated Wauconda in which three people were injured. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were called to the accident scene at…
Rank this Week: 617

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Jun 17

    Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody

    Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody
    In a highly publicized custody case involving a 6-year-old girl, the use of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, a federal law that seeks to keep American Indian children with their American Indian families, has come into play. The child was…
  • Jun 3

    Overtime Rule Changes: Impact and Reaction

    Overtime Rule Changes: Impact and Reaction
    The Labor Department recently announced regulation changes pertaining to overtime pay for employees and their employers. Under these new rules, those who earn salaries of less than $47,476 a year will automatically qualify for overtime pay of…
  • May 13

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom
    Virtual reality is one of the most intriguing and highly anticipated technological advancements on the horizon. With companies like Facebook spending billions of dollars to invest in such tech, could there be applications for VR within the…
Rank this Week: 626

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 17

    Open Discussions with Your Adult Children

    Open Discussions with Your Adult Children
    An adult child of a client who recently passed away contacted me to discuss what she was to receive from her mother’s estate. She had no idea what mother owned, or what anything was worth. She only knew that our office prepared the…
  • Jun 10

    How Much Direction Does Your Trust Provide?

    How Much Direction Does Your Trust Provide?
    Many revocable trusts continue on past the lifetime of the grantor to benefit a surviving spouse and children. A trust that continues on for a spouse may be known as a “marital,” “credit-shelter,” or “family…
  • Jun 3

    Prediction or Illustration?

    Prediction or Illustration?
    Clients receive many financial, tax and legal illustrations when planning their estates. Financial firms will run an analysis that plugs in variables such as assumed rates of return, marginal tax rates, additional ongoing contributions and…
Rank this Week: 619

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 14

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money
    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money From TV ads to word-of-mouth, there are numerous ways to market your law firm to prospective clients. A firm may spend thousands of dollars per year on different marketing channels, all while…
  • Oct 7

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy
    Head over to 713training.com to read our latest article.  You will learn tips and tricks to help you  when you prepare bankruptcy petitions. The post Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy appeared first on…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 594

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Florida DOT Finally Making Changes on Dangerous I-95

    Florida DOT Finally Making Changes on Dangerous I-95
    Following multiple serious accidents and months of public outcry, the Florida Department of Transportation finally plans to take action to fight deadly “lane diving” on Interstate 95 through Miami. FDOT officials recently…
  • Jun 4

    Florida Motorcycle Helmet Law

    Florida Motorcycle Helmet Law
    Is it illegal to drive a motorcycle without a helmet in Florida? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s because the Florida motorcycle helmet laws are complicated and filled with exceptions. Let’s take a look. Helmets…
  • Jun 3

    The Most Viral Florida Stories Rocking Florida This Spring

    The Most Viral Florida Stories Rocking Florida This Spring
    Florida knows how to hit the headlines. If it isn’t Florida Man’s latest hijinks, it’s an alligator attack. And if it isn’t an alligator attack, it’s appalling public behavior. Sometimes, it’s all of the…
Rank this Week: 607

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Don't Support the Media's Meme

    Don't Support the Media's Meme
    The Orlando shooter was not insane, or a deranged madman: like all haters, he had to be carefully taught.Indeed, he had visited the Pulse Club some dozen or so times beforehand, and had perhaps sought to hunt down victims by using gay dating…
  • Jun 9

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)
    [Blogging lately has taken a back seat to other pressing matters. This post from 2012, however, still resonates with me, and if anything is even more topical now than when I first wrote it. Ponder the truths in it as you witness the ongoing…
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
Rank this Week: 591

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Jun 9

    Training Visa Option

    Training Visa Option
    There are three visa options for foreign nationals seeking employment training in the United States. J1 Visa – Intern Foreign nationals who are currently in school in a foreign country or who have graduated from a foreign school in the…
  • Jun 1

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding
    Usually it’s difficult to obtain a J1 waiver for a person with government funding.  In fact, in many circumstances it is impossible.  Many J1 Fulbright waiver applicants come to our office after already attempting to secure a…
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
Rank this Week: 633

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
  • Jun 8

    :: Fiduciary Liable Under ERISA For Denied Life Insurance Coverage

    :: Fiduciary Liable Under ERISA For Denied Life Insurance Coverage
    In short, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have met their summary-judgment burden by presenting evidence that Church’s made representations to Van Loo implying that she had completed her enrollment for a level of coverage that never…
  • Jun 6

    :: ERISA Claims For Alleged Overpayments To Hospital Fail To Qualify As “Equitable Relief”

    :: ERISA Claims For Alleged Overpayments To Hospital Fail To Qualify As “Equitable Relief”
    Based on the analysis and reasoning set forth herein, the Court determines that Cigna’s claim(s) for reimbursement of overpayments made pursuant to ERISA and/or common law fail, as a matter of law; therefore, Humble’s Rule 52…
  • May 20

    :: Provider Reimbursement Case Fails Because of Standing Defect

    :: Provider Reimbursement Case Fails Because of Standing Defect
    Finally, a plaintiff must have a cause of action under the applicable statute. This was formerly called “statutory standing.” In the past, we suggested that this was either “a separate aspect of standing or a part of the…
Rank this Week: 647

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 574

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jun 2

    US/Iran relations: How is the fight for democracy in Iran affected by who becomes the President of the United States? (Part 1, History of democracy in Iran)

    US/Iran relations: How is the fight for democracy in Iran affected by who becomes the President of the United States? (Part 1, History of democracy in Iran)
    Some analysts believe that there are no elements of democracy—such as liberalism, individualism, and pluralism—in Iran and that Iranian society could not accept democracy so far without those elements. While these factors are…
  • May 27

    The Esteemed Character of President Obama

    The Esteemed Character of President Obama
      With the race for the 2016 Presidential Election being one of character, with regards to favorability amongst society, we must ask ourselves what are the intrinsic values that we look for in our president? President Barack Obama is…
  • May 19

    The Importance of the Youth Vote

    The Importance of the Youth Vote
    Presidential elections are all about capturing the vote. Candidates work to target concerns of every identifiable group—the Hispanics, the Veterans, the Blacks, the Evangelicals, the Working Class, the Unions, and so on. However, one…
Rank this Week: 649

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root
    The roots from two large trees growing on one property encroached onto a neighboring property.  The neighboring owner removed the roots, which damaged the trees and led to a lawsuit.  The trial court dismissed that lawsuit, and the…
  • May 5

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court
    The Washington Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that a condominium unit owner's legal challenge to a recorded condominium declaration amendment restricting leasing was barred by a one-year statute of limitation in the Washington…
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
Rank this Week: 608

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 583

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    The Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

    The Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When people are confronted with personal injury for themselves or for family members, they want a lawyer who gives them the legal support they need to get on with…
  • Apr 19

    Drink driving charges: circumstances for defence

    Drink driving charges: circumstances for defence
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post You might think that being charged with drink driving means you will definitely be disqualified but you might be wrong. There may be a valid defence to your charge.…
  • Mar 5

    Weekend video: Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030

    Weekend video: Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030
Rank this Week: 662

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • May 20

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?
    There suddenly are several class action lawsuits pending in federal court that could potentially bring an end to decades of epidemic and unaddressed age discrimination in hiring in the United States. We may be at…
  • May 19

    The New Overtime Rule

    The New Overtime Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule today changing the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The final rule, which goes into effect on December 16, will: Raise the  salary threshold indicating…
  • May 16

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”
    After more than a decade of ignoring rampant and blatant age discrimination in the tech industry (and everywhere else), the issue appears finally to have surfaced on the EEOC’s radar screen. But it is not being seen as an…
Rank this Week: 588

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • May 20

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading
    PGA golfer Phil Mickelson agreed to forfeit almost $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said was obtained through insider trading. Mickelson was named as a “relief defendant” in a criminal case, filed in…
  • Jan 28

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation
    On Jan. 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation in which it rejected a “disclosure only” settlement of a shareholders’ suit challenging an M&A transaction.…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
Rank this Week: 610

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • May 18

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo
    The case of the day is Gregor v. Otuorimuo (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016). The case was a divorce case. husband and the wife were married in Connecticut in 2011. The husband sued for a divorce, asserting that there had been an irretrievable…
  • May 17

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise
    The case of the day is Ure v. Oceania Cruises, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2015). Diana Ure was a passenger aboard Oceania’s ship. She fell ill and was treated by one of the defendants, Dr. Fabian Bonilla, an Ecuadoran national. She and her husband…
  • May 16

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro
    The case of the day is Villoldo v. Castro (1st Cir. 2016). Westlaw calls the case Villoldo v. Ruz. I’m no Spanish naming convention expert, but that seems clearly wrong. Anyway, Alfredo and Gustavo Villoldo were Cuban brothers. In 1959,…
Rank this Week: 648

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Suing On a Time Barred Debt Violates the FDCPA

    Suing On a Time Barred Debt Violates the FDCPA
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have been sued by a debt collector on a very old debt.  In fact, the debt is so old; the lawsuit is barred by the statue of limitations.  You may be asking yourself,... The post Suing On a Time…
  • Apr 27

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: Were you surprised to learn that your bank account has been frozen or your wages have been garnisheed?  If your answer is yes, a debt collector likely has a default judgment against you from... The post…
  • Apr 18

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM Anyone who has been sued for an old debt will tell you that the process can be terribly confusing.  The court papers used by the debt collectors are filled with legal jargon that makes... The post What is…
Rank this Week: 595

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

Covers law and legal information in the Philippines. From Fred Pamaos.

http://attyatwork.com
  • May 2

    2015 Bar Exam Results, Top 10 and Full List

    2015 Bar Exam Results, Top 10 and Full List
    Congratulations to the passers of the 2015 bar exams. Today, 3 May 2016, the Supreme Court released... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 4

    Gender Reassignment Voids a Marriage?

    Gender Reassignment Voids a Marriage?
    Someone sent me an email, asking if a marriage is rendered void when the spouse undergoes gender... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 19

    PNoy Made a Mistake in Vetoing the P2,000 SSS Monthly Pension Increase?

    PNoy Made a Mistake in Vetoing the P2,000 SSS Monthly Pension Increase?
    Congress passed a bill proposing an increase in the monthly Social Security System (SSS) pension by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 614

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
  • Mar 11

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”
      This is the question that was presented in Granelle v.  NYC. The candidate have a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis. X-rays reveal this condition and he was disqualified from police officer.   After disqualification…
Rank this Week: 622

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 580

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 562

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Mar 1

    The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?

    The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?
    The Uncertain Landscape of Date of Separation in California Divorce - Going From Bad to Worse? My colleague, attorney David C. Stone of Anaheim, recently brought to my attention Senate Bill 1255 (introduced by Senator John Moorlach on…
  • Feb 25

    May I Make a Motion for a Directed Verdict in a California Family Law Case?

    May I Make a Motion for a Directed Verdict in a California Family Law Case?
    What is the Correct Procedure for Making a Motion for Judgment in a Family Law, Non-Jury Trial? Most trial lawyers, and particularly those with jury trial experience, are generally familiar with a Motion for Directed Verdict. These may be …
  • Jan 26

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation
    The Art of the Family Law and Divorce Objections: Evidence and Procedure in California Family Law Proceedings and RFO Requests By: Michael C. Peterson, CFLS Introduction: Whether you are an attorney, or "in pro per", the rules of…
Rank this Week: 612

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

Covers technology news headlines, statutes, and case law developments related to e-commerce, privacy, advertising, and intellectual property. Edited by Glen K. Westerback.

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 600

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 618

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 624