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BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 567

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 581

Florida Law Review

Florida Law Review

From the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

http://www.floridalawreview.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    More publicity for the Review

    More publicity for the Review
    Over the weekend, one of our alums got some positive coverage of his Note. David Karp (class of 2009) was interviewed by Tony Mauro of the National Law Journal for a piece entitled “Does Thomas’ Silence Thwart Advocacy?”. David’s…
  • Feb 14

    Webcast of Dunwody lecture on Tuesday (02/16) at 11a

    Webcast of Dunwody lecture on Tuesday (02/16) at 11a
    Want to see our Dunwody lecture but can’t be in Gainesville on Tuesday? Watch it at www.floridalawreview.com! Dean John C. Jeffries, Jr., former dean of UVA Law School, will be on campus giving a lecture entitled “Rationalizing Qualified…
  • Jan 8

    Sneak Peek at our July 2010 book

    Sneak Peek at our July 2010 book
    In our July 2010 book, we will publish an Article by Professor Martin Redish which discusses class action lawsuits and the cy pres doctrine.  Professor Redish explains the premise of his Article and discusses his findings in this video. …
Rank this Week: 551

Brooklyn Law School Students…

Brooklyn Law School Students International Blog

Brooklyn Law School is proud of its many students who will be working this summer in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South America at law firms, and private and public interest organizations. The students have launched this blog to share their experiences.

http://blsx.brooklaw.edu/studentblog/
  • Jul 4

    Hola desde Peru

    Hola desde Peru
      I’ve attached a few photos of a family trip to Peru.  We hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and then some.  The Andes are so big, the Inca ruins so extensive–it’s hard to fathom even when I’m standing right here looking at…
  • Jun 4

    Greetings from Hong Kong

    Greetings from Hong Kong
    I am currently in Hong Kong working for Linklaters (a UK law firm) in their Capital Markets practice. I arrived here almost three weeks ago. At first, I found the city very overwhelming and crowded, but I have quickly begun to love it here.…
  • Jun 4

    Howzit from Johannesburg!

    Howzit from Johannesburg!
    I am currently in Johannesburg working with the Refugee Rights Project of Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), a South African NGO.  With the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in South Africa, LHR has seen an influx of…
Rank this Week: 512

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage
    Going Public LawyerOn December 23, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered final judgments against Graduate Leverage, LLC, GL Capital Partners, LLC, GL Investment Services, LLC, Taft Financial…
Rank this Week: 600

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Try your hand?

    Try your hand?
    Dear Reader:I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you enjoy reading this blog. Or at least you enjoy trying to sell knockoff handbags in the comments. Anywho . . . we haven't really advertised in the past when we're looking for new…
  • Feb 20

    Permit from the Past

    Permit from the Past
    In re Musto Permit, 2014 VT 103By Andrew DelaneyThis is old news—not “fake news” but definitely old news. The case was decided about two-and-a-half years ago, and we’re just finally getting around to it. Look. You get…
  • Feb 19

    A Bail Appeal

    A Bail Appeal
    This photograph of hot chocolate has nothing to do with bail. It’s cold and windy when I’m writing this, and I think hot chocolate would be nice.State v. Bullock, 2017 VT 7By Elizabeth KruskaBail, of course, is not meant to…
Rank this Week: 618

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Feb 23

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right
    The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration's directive to the Education and Justice Departments and Department that protected rights of transgender individuals. Specifically, the directives had provided guidance that…
  • Feb 22

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?
    Two North Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would result in the state's belated ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment. It's an uphill battle, they acknowledge, but they are buoyed by the energy that brought…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers United

    Lawyers United
    President Trump's executive orders on immigration have united strange bedfellows. The National Lawyers Guild sprung into immediate action, supporting lawyers representing those who were denied admission or re-admission to the US. They…
Rank this Week: 630

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: 631

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Pothole Accidents – An Overlooked But Serious Traffic Safety Problem

    Pothole Accidents – An Overlooked But Serious Traffic Safety Problem
    There are certain things that we may find annoying as we drive through our daily routines, but we also tend to accept them.  Debris on the road is one example.  However, as we’ve covered recently, this is a problem that…
  • Feb 22

    Two Fatal San Diego Accidents Occur During Most Recent Storm

    Two Fatal San Diego Accidents Occur During Most Recent Storm
    It’s been quite some time since motorists in San Diego have had to navigate their vehicles through difficult weather conditions on a regular basis.  We have all gotten involuntary retraining in recent months.  The winter rains…
  • Feb 21

    Children’s Rights Attorneys Begin Trial in Fresno

    Children’s Rights Attorneys Begin Trial in Fresno
    GTA children’s rights attorneys Allison Worden and Carli Bouslaugh begin trial in Fresno today for Carson F., a minor, who was assaulted by his assigned aid on a school bus in 2013.  At the time, Carson was a 10 year-old fourth…
Rank this Week: 642

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Provides information to injury victims in Southwest Missouri. By Jason Krebs.

http://www.krebslawoffice.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Disability Claim #2 Waiting Too Long

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Disability Claim #2 Waiting Too Long
    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Disability Claim #2 Waiting Too Long This is Springfield, Missouri Disability attorney, Jason Krebs. In today’s video, part of our series things that ruin your Missouri or Arkansas disability case. We…
  • Feb 22

    4 Ways To Ruin your Missouri Car Accident Case

    4 Ways To Ruin your Missouri Car Accident Case
    This is Springfield, Missouri, personal injury attorney, Jason Krebs. In today’s video, we thought we would share 4 ways to ruin your Missouri Car Accident case. I used to do insurance defense for a number of years. When on the ……
  • Feb 20

    Mistakes That Ruin Arkansas Disability Claim #1

    Mistakes That Ruin Arkansas Disability Claim #1
    Hello. This is Harrison Arkansas disability lawyer Jason Krebs and this is part of our series mistakes that can ruin your Arkansas disability claim #1. In this video we’re dealing with medical evidence. If you’ve watched any of my…
Rank this Week: 636

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    What Happens When Children Manipulate a Parent’s Estate Plan?

    What Happens When Children Manipulate a Parent’s Estate Plan?
    Sibling rivalry is a natural part of childhood and growing up. When sibling rivalry continues into adulthood, it can have negative consequences for a parent’s estate planning. In some cases an adult child may even attempt to manipulate…
  • Feb 22

    The Significance of Separate and Community Property in California Estate Planning

    The Significance of Separate and Community Property in California Estate Planning
    California is a community-property state. This means that assets acquired during the course of a marriage are considered the equal property of both spouses. For estate planning purposes, one spouse may only dispose of his or her 50% share of…
  • Feb 12

    How Does a Joint Tenancy for Cars Work?

    How Does a Joint Tenancy for Cars Work?
    Joint tenancy is a common estate planning tool used to avoid probate. The basic idea is that two (or more) people hold property as “joint tenants.” This means they own the entire property together, and when one co-owner dies the…
Rank this Week: 591

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 15

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence
    Jennifer A. Crissman, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group             The name “Responsible Individuals List” may sound like an accolade to parents; however, this is a…
  • Feb 13

    It Only Takes a Moment: Visitation Ideas for Triad Dad

    It Only Takes a Moment: Visitation Ideas for Triad Dad
    by Benjamin Neece, Attorney With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air and it is a great time to express it to those who you care about most.  It is important that during this festive season that you remember that…
Rank this Week: 634

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    What Are the Most Commonly Committed Crimes in Massachusetts?

    What Are the Most Commonly Committed Crimes in Massachusetts?
    If you commit a crime in Massachusetts, you may find yourself in court, paying hefty fines, and possibly even doing time in jail or a state prison. Maybe you’re a first-time offender and your crime was an honest mistake. Maybe you have…
  • Feb 22

    Commonwealth of MA Moves to Reform the State’s Criminal Justice System

    Commonwealth of MA Moves to Reform the State’s Criminal Justice System
    On February 21, Governor Charlie Baker filed a bill as part of an effort to reform the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. “Over half of the people leaving our Houses of Correction and state prisons wind up back in the court…
  • Feb 20

    What is Vehicular Homicide and What Are the Penalties if I’m Charged With this Crime in MA?

    What is Vehicular Homicide and What Are the Penalties if I’m Charged With this Crime in MA?
    In Massachusetts, if you fatally injure another person while recklessly or negligently operating a motor vehicle, you may be charged with vehicular homicide. The severity of the charges you’re facing will be largely dependent on the…
Rank this Week: 657

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Feb 23

    Discussing Implicit Bias with Juror

    Discussing Implicit Bias with Juror
    Here is a link to Judge Bennett's instructions to jurors about implicit bias. Do not decide the case based on “implicit biases.” As we discussed in jury selection, everyone, including me, has feelings, assumptions, perceptions, fears, and…
  • Feb 22

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc
    Noted jury scholar Valerie Hans is looking for a post-doc to assist with a research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. I'm looking for a post-doc! Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral…
  • Feb 16

    Jury Nullification in NH

    Jury Nullification in NH
    New Hampshire has drawn one step closer to creating a new law requiring courts to inform "the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.” This week...
Rank this Week: 625

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement

    Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement
    Liability for copyright infringement can result when one downloads protected software without the copyright owner’s authorization.  The Ninth Circuit was recently tasked with exploring the scope and reach of copyright protection in…
  • Feb 16

    Divided Infringement – Expanding Patent Infringement Liability

    Divided Infringement – Expanding Patent Infringement Liability
    By Audrey Millemann In 2015, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals cast the net of patent infringement liability even more broadly, to cover direct infringement by “divided” (or “joint”) infringement.  Akamai…
  • Feb 9

    Northern District of California Revises Local Patent Rule

    Northern District of California Revises Local Patent Rule
    On January 17, 2017, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued revisions to its Local Patent Rules requiring early disclosure of damages-related discovery and contentions. The revised rules are effective…
Rank this Week: 592

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 644

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Who Controls Robert Capa's D-Day Photos?

    Who Controls Robert Capa's D-Day Photos?
    I have a film of D Day that I had copyrighted last year. My project with this film is to add some photographs that first appeared in LIFE magazine on June 19, 1944. They were taken by employee/contractor Robert Capa. These same photographs…
  • Feb 15

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?
    Alternative fact:Tim Conway is Kellyanne Conway's fatherDear Rich: You have written that, "[F]acts are not protected [under copyright law] even if the author spends considerable time and effort discovering things that were…
  • Feb 6

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?
    Dear Rich: I work as the Permissions Coordinator for my company, and we have received many agreements for use of excerpts and articles in various publications over the past few years. Now we are trying to ascertain if we are legally permitted…
Rank this Week: 665

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 609

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Some proxy access proposals meet with success, while others fail

    Some proxy access proposals meet with success, while others fail
    By Jacquelyn LumbJohn Chevedden was successful in gaining inclusion in multiple companies’ proxy materials of his proposal asking the boards to take the necessary steps to allow up to 50 shareholders to aggregate their shares for the…
  • Feb 22

    Supremes won't hear petition on ‘same price’ test to rebut reliance presumption

    Supremes won't hear petition on ‘same price’ test to rebut reliance presumption
    By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.The Supreme Court has denied certiorari for a petition asking that it clarify the proper way to rebut the presumption of reliance. The petition maintained that the proper way to rebut the presumption of reliance is…
  • Feb 21

    Promissory notes with repayment option were not securitie

    Promissory notes with repayment option were not securitie
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.Promissory notes issued to a single investor in connection with a real estate development scheme did not constitute securities under the California Corporate Securities Law. The California Court of Appeal found…
Rank this Week: 596

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 685

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 627

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 23

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement
    As we’ve noted in several prior blogs, in recent months, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has made a cottage industry out of going after companies with provisions in their standard severance agreements that it…
  • Feb 22

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case
    This Baker Donelson memo discusses Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories – a recent whistleblower retaliation case in which a jury awarded a former general counsel $8 million. This case is particularly interesting because…
  • Feb 21

    Earnings Calls: Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By. . .

    Earnings Calls: Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By. . .
    Last week, I blogged about problems retail investors have had with the use of company websites to distribute earnings releases.  Here’s a different type of problem – technical snafus on the earnings call…
Rank this Week: 668

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Feb 23

    The Client Relationship Meeting

    The Client Relationship Meeting
    Lawyers have a lot of communication with their clients. But the vast majority of interaction tends to be related to specific matters — requesting some information, reporting on the status of a file, scheduling something, checking on a…
  • Feb 23

    The Client Relationship Meeting

    The Client Relationship Meeting
    Lawyers have a lot of communication with their clients. But the vast majority of interaction tends to be related to specific matters — requesting some information, reporting on the status of a file, scheduling something, checking on a…
  • Feb 22

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor
    I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, that has never been me. As such, I…
Rank this Week: 610

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    David Smith at the Landlord Law Conference 2017

    David Smith at the Landlord Law Conference 2017
    David Smith – who is fast becoming THE go-to expert on landlord and tenant issues, has always been one one of the most popular speakers at our Conferences. As you probably know, David is a solicitor and partner in the legal 500 law firm…
  • Feb 21

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 7 – partie

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 7 – partie
    The Parties to the tenancy agreement These are the landlord and the tenant. And perhaps in some cases, the guarantor (although guarantors are looked at later). Perhaps the most important thing to say is that when you are writing the names of…
  • Feb 20

    The five top mistakes made by landlords in possession proceedings and how to avoid them

    The five top mistakes made by landlords in possession proceedings and how to avoid them
    I was contacted by a landlord recently who was trying to evict his tenant. He was obviously in serious problems as his tenant had put forward various defences which were going to make the case complex and time-consuming. He ended by saying…
Rank this Week: 682

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

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

    Google Required to Hand Over Foreign Stored Emails to Justice Department: eDiscovery Case Law

    Google Required to Hand Over Foreign Stored Emails to Justice Department: eDiscovery Case Law
    In the ruling In re Search Warrant No. 16-960-M-01 to Google, Pennsylvania Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter ordered Google to comply with a search warrant to produce foreign-stored emails, disagreeing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Feb 21

    George Socha of BDO: eDiscovery Trend

    George Socha of BDO: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is George Socha of BDO. Co-founder of EDRM, George is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he…
  • Feb 20

    EDRM Rolls Out a New Website: eDiscovery Trend

    EDRM Rolls Out a New Website: eDiscovery Trend
    When I interviewed George Socha for the seventh annual Legaltech thought leader interview series (which we will publish tomorrow), one thing he mentioned was the EDRM is rolling out a new web site. Last week, the new site was officially…
Rank this Week: 620

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    National Capital Commission Seeks Bids for Ombuds Program

    National Capital Commission Seeks Bids for Ombuds Program
    The Canadian Crown corporation that administers the federally owned lands and buildings in the National Capital Region is requesting proposals for the provision of Ombudsman related responsibilities in accordance with the Terms of…
  • Feb 21

    Cornell Medical School Creates Ombuds Program for Student

    Cornell Medical School Creates Ombuds Program for Student
    Weill Cornell Medicine has appointed Henry W. Murray, MD, as its first Ombudsperson. Murray will serve about 800 students from the highly selective medical school and the affiliated Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Murray reports…
  • Feb 16

    International Ombudsman Association Opens Elections for 2017 Board Under New Bylaw

    International Ombudsman Association Opens Elections for 2017 Board Under New Bylaw
    IOA is holding elections for Directors under newly-adopted bylaws that reshaped the membership and board composition.  The election will fill six seats from a slate of seven nominees for three-year terms starting in April 2017.  For…
Rank this Week: 647

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Can a California Note Be A Security?

    Can a California Note Be A Security?
    Debt instruments can be securities. Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 explicitly includes “notes” in the definition of a security, but does not include loans. Federal law uses some variation of the factors…
  • Feb 21

    Can Compliance Be Cool?

    Can Compliance Be Cool?
    John Glenn passed away at the end of 2016. He was a Senator, an astronaut, and distinguished pilot in the World War II and the Korean War. The picture below struck me as one of ultimate cool. Mr. Glenn had just finished orbiting the Earth on…
  • Feb 18

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge
    The 2009 arrest of Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group was the start of a long trail of insider trading prosecutions that culminated in the prosecution of SAC Capital. The SEC had identified Steve Cohen as the worst of the insider…
Rank this Week: 637

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

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

    OFCCP issues updated “pay transparency” notice

    OFCCP issues updated “pay transparency” notice
    Although the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has not announced a requirement that contractors update their Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, the agency has updated its required posters and…
  • Feb 17

    That smarts! Porn “sting” operation gets employer “stung” for retaliation

    That smarts! Porn “sting” operation gets employer “stung” for retaliation
    This should have been an open-and-shut case. For the employer, that is, not the employee. Lufkin Industries, Inc., had an employee, William Fisher, who was a 55-year-old African-American. One day, Mr. Fisher got into a verbal tiff with his…
  • Feb 17

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Yikes. I hope I haven’t missed anybody. Wild week! We hope that the immigrant strikes are about over by now, but they may continue into today, and a women’s strike is reportedly set for March 8. Do employers have any recourse when…
Rank this Week: 645

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: 673

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Feb 22

    Home Alone | Parental Dilemma | Links to Post

    Home Alone | Parental Dilemma | Links to Post
    The topic of how old a child should be before a parent leaves the child home alone has continued for the past ten years to be the most frequently researched and read on my blog Updates in Family Law. I...
  • Feb 8

    Dramatic increase in domestic parental kidnapping

    Dramatic increase in domestic parental kidnapping
    The statistics on a report read today about the increase in parental abductions--abduction being defined as "a wrongful retention" or a "wrongful taking" of a child or children to defeat the parental rights of the other…
  • Feb 6

    From The Motley Fool: Your 2017 Guide to Social Security and Divorce

    From The Motley Fool: Your 2017 Guide to Social Security and Divorce
    As what lawyers have come to describe as "Grey Divorce" occurs, our elderly clients have concerns about their future income. This is especially true if one of them, typically the wife, hasn't worked much or if, as is true in...
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Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
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The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Pew Research: Attitudes toward China are more  negative now!

    Pew Research: Attitudes toward China are more  negative now!
    We’ve written before about American attitudes toward China and Asians in general and are used to seeing knee-jerk negative reactions toward Asian companies or parties across the country as we complete pretrial research. But, like other…
  • Feb 20

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy
    Lately we’ve heard a lot more anti-immigrant bias expressed in public and it turns out, hate speech breeds hatred of its own. This research has pretty frightening findings and you may find it hard to believe there is such misinformed…
  • Feb 17

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne
    It’s time again for another combination post featuring fascinating tidbits you may have missed were it not for our eagle eyes and constant efforts to keep you informed. And yes, we’ll start at the end since we know you are…
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Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Feb 21

    Key questions project managers should ask

    Key questions project managers should ask
    By Jim Hassett and Natasha Chetty, LegalBizDev Effective project management starts by asking the right questions. While there are hundreds of questions managers can ask, this list summarizes the most critical ones. It is organized in terms of…
  • Feb 14

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment
    By Mike Egnatchik, LegalBizDev, in collaboration with several clients Hypothetical Facts ClientCo acquired the assets of a company Carpart which manufactures high performance parts for cars. One product line was a battery that goes into fuel…
  • Feb 7

    How to write a statement of work

    How to write a statement of work
    By Mike Egnatchik and Jim Hassett, LegalBizDev Legal cases and transactions can have unpredictable aspects, sometimes beyond the control of the best managers and planners. Therefore, flexibility is key. Legal project management is all about…
Rank this Week: 607

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 21

    Investing in the Environment

    Investing in the Environment
    The White House isn’t explaining government’s environmental options. The environment is the crux of emerging industry. It doesn’t just enable us to breathe better and protect our children’s lives. It is a growing…
  • Feb 14

    Labor Economic

    Labor Economic
    The White House isn’t explaining what’s happening to jobs. I once taught labor economics, an issue close to my heart. To some extent, labor is like any other commodity and that’s the problem. Jobs go wherever business can…
  • Feb 7

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio
    I wrote this commentary assuming it would be extra incentive to contribute. Instead it is a time for celebration and appreciation. A one-day fund drive – WOW. So let me say a bit about some of the things that your contributions…
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Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 21

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark
    The adidas “Three-Stripe” crusade rolls on, this time targeting Puma’s new four-striped soccer cleat. Interestingly, unlike the other soccer cleats …Continue reading →
  • Jan 31

    Should You Register Your Trademark?

    Should You Register Your Trademark?
    Businesses often inquire whether it’s in their best interest to register their trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …Continue reading →
  • Jan 5

    Oregon Trademark Registration

    Oregon Trademark Registration
    Clients often inquire whether they should register their trademarks at the State or Federal level. Starting with the assumption that …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 602

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 662

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Feb 21

    Canadian Law Research in HeinOnline

    Canadian Law Research in HeinOnline
    Most people know that the HeinOnline subscription database is a great source of legal research materials from all over the world.  HeinOnline’s collection of legal primary and secondary sources from Canada is especially…
  • Feb 17

    852 RARE: Guest Blog – Molding the Legal Mind: The Notebooks of Harvard Law Student

    852 RARE: Guest Blog – Molding the Legal Mind: The Notebooks of Harvard Law Student
    Many of us would shudder to imagine a researcher 100 years from now poring over our college lecture notes, scribbled in spiral-bound notebooks or, more likely, typed up in hundreds of sporadically organized .docx files. Historical &…
  • Feb 14

    Jonathan Zittrain statement for the record on access to legal information

    Jonathan Zittrain statement for the record on access to legal information
    Today at 10am, a statement for the record from our faculty director and Vice Dean, Library And Information Resources, Jonathan Zittrain, will be part of House Judiciary Committee’s IP Subcommittee hearing on Judicial…
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Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Feb 21

    FDA Changes Warning For Fluoroquinolone

    FDA Changes Warning For Fluoroquinolone
    Fluoroquinolones is a drug used to treat respiratory and urinary infections. Fluoroquinolones include these drugs: Avelox (moxifloxacin); Cipro (ciprofloxacin); Cipro extended-release (Cirpofloxacin extended- release); Factive (gemiflozacin);…
  • Feb 15

    Judge Kicks Benicar Claim

    Judge Kicks Benicar Claim
    Benicar is used to treat high blood pressure.  In June 2015, numerous plaintiffs sued the manufacturer of Benicar, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Forest Laboratories LLC in the St. Louis Circuit Court.  Plaintiffs alleged injuries from…
  • Feb 9

    What is a hard fought battle for clients? — Legal Warrior

    What is a hard fought battle for clients? — Legal Warrior
    Someone asked what was one of the most challenging cases I have worked on as a drug and medical device litigator for the past 23 years. It was the Vioxx litigation. When the drug was first introduced to the market by Merck in 1999, I had…
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Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

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

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?
    One issue that has come before the Supreme Court is what is actual fraud, and does actual fraud included fraudulent transfers.  Stated in another way, is it fraud to accept a fraudulent transfer.  For a long time the answer depended…
  • Feb 15

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage
    In Florida it can be crucial to do Estate Planning For Second Marriage More and more Americans are getting remarried which is causing estate planning to become more complex.  People are living much longer than in the past, which means…
  • Feb 3

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
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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: 689

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Better Call Saul? You Should Never Hire A Billboard Lawyer!

    Better Call Saul? You Should Never Hire A Billboard Lawyer!
    The billboards went up practically overnight. Major roads were covered. The faces, the names, a telephone number. Call us, it said. This firm wants everyone to call with any legal issue. It’s easy to get a billboard. You just need to…
  • Feb 13

    Is Your Personal Injury Lawyer Really A Specialist?

    Is Your Personal Injury Lawyer Really A Specialist?
    I was driving to court when I heard a local Huntsville lawyer on the radio. The lawyer begged for calls. He claimed expertise in legal fields as different as real estate, domestic, criminal, immigration and even personal injury. He did it…
  • Feb 6

    Will the DOT Test Truckers For Dangerous Opioids?

    Will the DOT Test Truckers For Dangerous Opioids?
    Opioid abuse has become a serious safety issue in car accidents and commercial truck accidents. We frequently investigate personal injury claims caused by an impaired driver. How has the abuse of prescription opioids affecting the commercial…
Rank this Week: 616

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…
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lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Feb 19

    Read the memos signed by DHS Secretary Kelly on new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants–WaPo

    Read the memos signed by DHS Secretary Kelly on new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants–WaPo
    In a pair of memos, John F. Kelly Sworn [sic] offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and…
  • Feb 18

    48 Questions the FBI Uses to Determine if Someone Is a Likely Terrorist

    48 Questions the FBI Uses to Determine if Someone Is a Likely Terrorist
    Cora Currier, Murtaza Hussain FOR THE PAST year and a half, the FBI has been using a secret scoring system to judge the likelihood that someone will carry out a violent attack. The survey, called “Indicators of…
  • Feb 18

    Bought a couch? Need a truck? Try Truxx

    Bought a couch? Need a truck? Try Truxx
    Matt Steecker , ithacajournal.com | @MSteecker Buying large merchandise at a store is never a pleasant experience, especially for those who don’t have a vehicle with plenty of cargo space. Now a Syracuse man, partnered with…
Rank this Week: 638

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Law Actually is 10 years old today

    Law Actually is 10 years old today
    Yes - really. I’ve posted quite a few birthday blog posts over the last – well – decade and, looking back, I always seem to start them by saying that I can’t believe Law Actually has been going so long.  (See…
  • Feb 16

    Nissan Micra driver reconceptualises traffic law

    Nissan Micra driver reconceptualises traffic law
    (By which I mean, the driver decided to drive on the left but on the wrong side of a dual carriageway.)  It’s easily done.  Ahem. From Cornwall Live 14/02/17: Shocking footage has captured the moment a Nissan Micra driver…
  • Feb 14

    We noticed you’re using an ad-blocker. Oh really?

    We noticed you’re using an ad-blocker. Oh really?
    Like any self-respecting web user, I’ve used ad-blocking extensions for years now - since at least 2006. There are some sites so peppered with ads that browsing them without an ad-blocker just isn’t viable (I’m thinking in…
Rank this Week: 681

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved
    Plaintiff commenced a lawsuit against defendant after a motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff hired a mechanical engineer to provide expert witness testimony. Facts:  This case (Below, Joshua et al v. Yokohama Tire Corporation et…
  • Feb 15

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for products liability for foam insulation that was installed in the their home.  They hired three experts and the defendants filed motions to exclude their testimony. Facts:  This case (Monica and Richard…
  • Feb 13

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence when a live electrical wire caused injury to their minor child.  The plaintiff hired three expert witnesses, which were challenged by defendant.  The court denied the motion to exclude. Facts:…
Rank this Week: 698