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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    LexisLibrary Awards - now open for nominations!

    LexisLibrary Awards - now open for nominations!
    The LexisLibrary Awards (formerly The Halsbury’s Awards) have been actively recognising and celebrating the dedicated performance and outstanding service given by teams managing legal collections and resources since 2007. They replaced…
  • May 3

    BIALL Logo

    BIALL Logo
    At the end of last year four designs for a new BIALL logo were presented to members, and although there was a clear winner from the votes cast, Council would have liked the total number of votes to be higher.  Council also considered the…
  • Apr 29

    Preparing for #BIALL2016 : No. 4 : Dublin and the 1916 Easter Rising

    Preparing for #BIALL2016 : No. 4 : Dublin and the 1916 Easter Rising
    Preparing for #BIALL2016 : During the run up to the Conference we will be posting a weekly blog about Dublin to help you prepare for your trip and give you some tips and recommendations for things to see and do during your stay.No. 4 :…
Rank this Week: 739

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • May 4

    Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance

    Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance
    Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance by Jeffrey Minneti. Abstract: "This article explores the dimensions of law students' schoolwork-related…
  • May 4

    Washington Post: The Problems with Multitasking

    Washington Post: The Problems with Multitasking
    Multitasking is actually kind of a problem — for kids and adults by Hayley Tsukayama. Excerpts: But Michael Robb, the group’s director of research, said multitasking should no longer be seen as “some desirable trait that makes you the…
  • May 4

    Restrooms for Transgender Student

    Restrooms for Transgender Student
    From Education Week: A federal appeals court's decision to side with a transgender student who sued after his school restricted his restroom access could have far-reaching implications for schools around the country that have lacked legal…
Rank this Week: 751

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • May 4

    In NY, what is a “elevation-related hazard?”

    In NY, what is a “elevation-related hazard?”
    Roughly two weeks before annual National Stand-Down Week (May 2-6), New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, in Vitale v. Astoria Energy II, LLC, affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a worker’s personal…
  • May 2

    It’s Time for a Toolbox Talk

    It’s Time for a Toolbox Talk
    Join in the National Safety Stand-Down May 2-6, 2016.  The purpose of the stand-down is to raise awareness about preventing fall hazards in the construction industry. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading…
  • Apr 29

    Attention Home Improvement Contractors: CA Bill Singles Out Solar Contractor

    Attention Home Improvement Contractors: CA Bill Singles Out Solar Contractor
    California Assembly Bill 2699 (Gonzalez) is a bill to watch if you are a home improvement contractor that installs solar energy systems or, for that matter, a contractor in California. AB 2699 would, among other things, require the…
Rank this Week: 787

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Indonesia is preparing to execute prisoners, police official confirm

    Indonesia is preparing to execute prisoners, police official confirm
    Source: The Guardian (4 May 2016)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/04/indonesia-preparing-execute-prisoners-police-official-confirmsIndonesia is preparing to execute several prisoners, a police official has said, confirming reports…
  • Apr 30

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution
    Source: News.com.au (29 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/bali-nine-duo-families-one-year-on-from-executions/news-story/982eafef3f15a08a2c37b17b296e5c6cIT’S been one year today since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were…
  • Apr 18

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case
    Source: The Japan Times (18 April 2016)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/18/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-sets-death-penalty-threshold-graft-cases/#.VxUUNjB97IUBEIJING – Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan…
Rank this Week: 836

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Becker v. Becker Case Comment -- by Kimberly Walli

    Becker v. Becker Case Comment -- by Kimberly Walli
    [The following guest post was written by Kimberly Wallis also of Sabey Rule LLP.]In the recent British Columbia Supreme Court case of Becker v Becker, 2016 BCSC 487, the executor of the will of Ann Andrews sought to prove her will in solemn…
  • Apr 17

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario
    I took these photographs last fall while visiting Prince Edward County in Ontario. The courthouse was the site of Sir John A. Macdonald's first trial, apparently defending himself on an assault charge. Here is a photograph of Sir John A. and…
  • Apr 9

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case
    Wills variation cases in British Columbia and family law are related. The Family Law Act deals with division of property and support on the breakdown of marriages and common law relationships, while Part 4, Division 6 of the Wills, Estates…
Rank this Week: 609

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 4

    To prevent pedestrian deaths and injuries in dangerous intersections New York city lawmakers are re-introducing the Barnes dance, an old crosswalk system

    To prevent pedestrian deaths and injuries in dangerous intersections New York city lawmakers are re-introducing the Barnes dance, an old crosswalk system
    To reduce pedestrian accidents at dangerous New York intersections, City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) wants to re-introduce an old crosswalk system named the Barnes Dance. The Barnes Dance is a system from the 60ies where all…
  • May 4

    3 people dead in NY plane accident

    3 people dead in NY plane accident
    Three people died in a plane accident in Long Island, NY. The passengers, two men and a woman had taken off from Myrtle Beach, SC and planned to land in Plainville Connecticut later on during the day. The airplane made a distress call to air…
  • May 4

    Window washer falls to his death in New York

    Window washer falls to his death in New York
    A window washer died on Monday in New York. The 57 year old worker was cleaning the windows of a building in the Upper East Side located on East 81st Street between Lexington and Park Ave. He fell off a third-story ledge and died. In New York…
Rank this Week: 757

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • May 4

    Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust

    Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust
    Have you suffered investment losses in Terra Fixed Income Trust? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that…
  • May 4

    Bond Funds with the most Puerto Rico exposure

    Bond Funds with the most Puerto Rico exposure
    The financial situation in Puerto Rico continues to get worse and the fallout will extend well beyond just direct debt issued by the island.  Many bond funds invested heavily in Puerto Rican debt because of Puerto Rico’s…
  • May 3

    Vanguard Natural Resources Distribution Cut

    Vanguard Natural Resources Distribution Cut
    Have you suffered losses investing in Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR)? If so, The White Law Group may be able to recover your losses by filing a claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment. According to Yahoo Finance,…
Rank this Week: 607

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 4

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Continuation of At-Will Employment is Lawful Consideration for a Non-Compete Agreement

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Continuation of At-Will Employment is Lawful Consideration for a Non-Compete Agreement
    In Minnesota the long-standing rule is that continuation of employment by itself, is insufficient consideration for a non-compete agreement entered into after employment has commenced.  Minnesota employers have always been able to…
  • Apr 28

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster
    The Department of Labor has announced a new FMLA guide designed to help employers through the FMLA process.  “The Guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an employee’s leave request, to…
  • Apr 15

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work
    Employees can be very creative when it comes to reasons to take time off of work.  Of course, there are always legitimate reasons for time off of work, such as a family emergency, illness, family vacation, etc…  But…
Rank this Week: 764

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • May 4

    #The2Llife: When Life Hands You Lemons . . .

    #The2Llife: When Life Hands You Lemons . . .
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 2L at University of Detroit Mercy When life hands you lemons during finals, make lemonade, and drink it while you’re studying in the library. Final exams are crazy.  Life is crazy. Combining the two can…
  • May 3

    #The1Llife: NARROWING YOUR LIS[Z]T, PART II

    #The1Llife: NARROWING YOUR LIS[Z]T, PART II
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 1L at UCLA School of Law NARROWING YOUR LIS[Z]T, PART II (Hungarian Rhapsody No.2) This is a continuation of my last post, trying to help 0Ls decide which law school to attend! Programs: I’ve mentioned this in a…
  • Apr 29

    #barpreplife: One Point

    #barpreplife: One Point
    GUEST BLOG by Gianna Venticinque, Graduate of Northern Illinois College of Law “ these are not matters of life and death. Keep that in perspective. If you had to, you would simply take the exam again. Unlike so many other settings,…
Rank this Week: 791

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 4

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa
    Back in March, the Department of Justice issued a news release that had to have been met with lots of joy in law enforcement offices all over the State of Texas: the “Equitable Sharing Program” was back, effective immediately!…
  • Apr 27

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?
    Sexual assault cases continue to get more and more media coverage. (We’ll discuss Dennis Hastert’s sentencing this morning to two years of supervised release and my correct prediction this would happen in a later post.) Sex crimes…
  • Apr 20

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson
    Tomorrow, the Dallas Grand Jury will hear from a prosecutor as the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office present its case against Johnny Manziel. The Grand Jury will hear the DA’s evidence that the former NFL quarterback…
Rank this Week: 800

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and premises liability. By Lee Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    Houston v. C.G. Security – Defense Sanction Covers Contingency Fee

    Houston v. C.G. Security – Defense Sanction Covers Contingency Fee
    In the recent case of Houston v. C.G. Security Services, Inc., a plaintiff in Indiana alleged negligent security was a proximate cause of her slip-and-fall injury sustained during a New Year’s Eve hotel party.  The appeal in the…
  • May 1

    Navo v. Bingham Memorial Hospital – Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Navo v. Bingham Memorial Hospital – Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    In many negligence lawsuits, there are theories of direct liability and theories of vicarious liability. Direct liability occurs when a named defendant has engaged in negligence. Vicarious liability occurs when a named defendant may not have…
  • Apr 30

    Calls for Tougher Bike Accident Laws, Investment in Bike Tourism

    Calls for Tougher Bike Accident Laws, Investment in Bike Tourism
    Two serious accidents in the Carolinas have safety advocates calling for tougher penalties for motorists who injure or kill cyclists. Meanwhile, tourism officials are searching for ways they can invest in bike safety to boost biking numbers…
Rank this Week: 588

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/
  • May 4

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Another Jeb Bush Law Bites the Dust

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Another Jeb Bush Law Bites the Dust
    On April 28, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court announced its decision in Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Company, et al. The case involved a challenge to the constitutionality of Florida Statute 440.34, the law that…
  • Apr 29

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Standard of Proof in Florida Workers’ Compensation Heart Attack Case

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Standard of Proof in Florida Workers’ Compensation Heart Attack Case
    Two competing principles have always been at play in determining whether injuries and medical conditions are compensable under Florida’s workers’ compensation system. One of the principles was described by…
  • Apr 17

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Florida Uber Insurance Issue

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Florida Uber Insurance Issue
    Uber is an app-based transportation service company. The company arranges for service through private motor vehicle owners. Naturally, some Uber drivers cause accidents. However, Uber does not require its Florida drivers…
Rank this Week: 615

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Duck Boat and Scooter Collide, Killing Beacon Hill Woman

    Duck Boat and Scooter Collide, Killing Beacon Hill Woman
    A duck boat loaded with tourists struck and killed a 29-year-old Beacon Hill woman over the weekend. The as yet unnamed woman and her male passenger were on a scooter when the accident occurred. They were stopped at a red light on Charles…
  • Apr 26

    Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

    Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
    Johnson & Johnson is under fire again, only months after the company was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died after using its talcum-powder based products. Studies have shown a link between ovarian cancer and the…
  • Apr 21

    MassDOT Continues Inspections of Manhole Covers in the Wake of Deadly Accident

    MassDOT Continues Inspections of Manhole Covers in the Wake of Deadly Accident
    As the warmer weather approaches, Boston and the surrounding areas begin to prepare for increased tourism and heavy traffic. This year, a major part of this preparation involves testing manhole and storm drain covers in and around the city.…
Rank this Week: 774

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 758

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • May 4

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?
    Most voters say they don’t feel they have enough information to make a reasoned decision on whether or not to opt for a Brexit. The only ones who appear certain on the issues are the politicians on both sides who repeat so-called facts,…
  • May 4

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim
    Commercial landowners should always take care to avoid claims for noise nuisance where any activity on their premises is likely to cause nuisance to neighbours. A recent case has highlighted the issues. In 2006 Mr and Mrs Peires bought a 6…
  • Apr 27

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected
    If the result of the referendum due to take place on 23rd June is that the British people vote to leave the EU, what might be the consequences for your business contracts?    This article is not intended to be an argument in…
Rank this Week: 703

New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer…

New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accidents and injury law. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicotruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    The Importance of the Pretrial Stages in New Mexico Civil Legal Proceeding

    The Importance of the Pretrial Stages in New Mexico Civil Legal Proceeding
    Negligence and personal injury lawsuits often take a great deal of time and as a result can be a truly mentally, emotionally, and even physically daunting experience. This is especially true in trucking accidents because the injuries are…
  • Apr 27

    Court Addresses Whether a Lack of Insurance Is Relevant to Liability

    Court Addresses Whether a Lack of Insurance Is Relevant to Liability
    The Court of Appeals in Maryland recently heard a case involving an injured plaintiff who was hit by a dump truck. The dump truck company was operated by an individual and owned by a trucking company. A third-party concrete company hired…
  • Apr 27

    Liability When Injured by Truck as a Passenger in a Taxi Cab in New Mexico

    Liability When Injured by Truck as a Passenger in a Taxi Cab in New Mexico
    Car accidents are an inevitable risk that individuals must take when traveling. Often, people rely on their driving skills and attention to avoid these situations, but when a person is a passenger in a vehicle, they lose that sense of…
Rank this Week: 604

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 4

    The IARC Process is Broken

    The IARC Process is Broken
    Last spring, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) convened a working group that voted to classify the herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The vote was followed by IARC’s Press…
  • Apr 27

    Reinventing the Burden of Proof

    Reinventing the Burden of Proof
    If lawyers make antic claims that keep the courtrooms busy, law professors make antic proposals to suggest that the law is conceptually confused and misguided, to keep law reviews full. A few years ago, an article by Professor Edward Cheng…
  • Apr 21

    Lipitor Diabetes MDL’s Inexact Analysis of Fisher’s Exact Test

    Lipitor Diabetes MDL’s Inexact Analysis of Fisher’s Exact Test
    Muriel Bristol was a biologist who studied algae at the Rothamsted Experimental Station in England, after World War I.  In addition to her knowledge of plant biology, Bristol claimed the ability to tell whether tea had been added to…
Rank this Week: 713

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • May 4

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law
    Great MSP case reported out of Pennsylvania on May 3, 2016 involving what the MSP does not do, in particular, preempt state law under any circumstances. From the brief facts presented in the background,  it is clear that the parties…
  • May 3

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016
    In 2015, the workers’ compensation blogger community was saddened by LexisNexis’ decision to discontinue its top blogs awards. However Bob Wilson and some like-minded cohorts decided that need not be the end of a good thing. In an…
  • Apr 19

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation
    CMS has revised their pre-solicitation for the WCRC contract with the following statement: ATTENTION: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008 PRE-SOLICITATION notice has been updated as follows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funding

    Trust Funding
    Trust Funding Trust funding is one of the most important aspects of an estate plan or asset protection plan. Attorneys, and clients, hear so much about trust funding, but rarely is it truly understood or implemented properly. Given how…
Rank this Week: 803

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 4

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Maurice Ravel in 1925There were a myriad of reports that almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright in Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" expired on May 1st. Ravel died in 1937.  Written in 1928 and performed on November…
  • May 3

    Universal and Capitol fly high with copyright win

    Universal and Capitol fly high with copyright win
    Universal Music and Capitol Records have obtained summary judgment against IFP and parent company Global Eagle, an in flight music licensing company, and the two recoded music companies can now look forward to a jury deciding the quantum…
  • May 2

    q bljeghbe'chugh vaj blHej (our first headline in Klingon)

    q bljeghbe'chugh vaj blHej (our first headline in Klingon)
    The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures, CBS studios and the producers of the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" just keeps giving. And this week the not for profit Language Creation Society submitted an amicus brief in support…
Rank this Week: 600

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • May 4

    EEOC issues fact sheet in response to state bathroom law

    EEOC issues fact sheet in response to state bathroom law
    Likely in response to laws recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi (and being considered in other states, including Ohio), the EEOC has issued a fact sheet regarding bathroom access for transgender employees under federal…
  • May 3

    The word “or” might render your non-compete worthle

    The word “or” might render your non-compete worthle
    The Northern District of Ohio recently refused to grant a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) or Preliminary Injunction against an employee for allegedly violating a non-compete because the court said the agreement was written in the…
  • Apr 5

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case
    In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Circuit on March 25th in MikLin Enterprises, Inc., v. National Labor Relations Board enforced an NLRB Order finding that a Jimmy John’s franchisee violated Sections 8(a)(1) and (3) of the National Labor…
Rank this Week: 584

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 4

    Chinese trade mark decision creates greater certainty for manufacturer

    Chinese trade mark decision creates greater certainty for manufacturer
    There has been ongoing uncertainty over whether brand owners who manufacture branded goods in China, but do not sell those products in China, could infringe a Chinese trade mark registration held by a third party in that country. A recent…
  • May 2

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import
    On September 18, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a final rule that allows for increased information sharing between CBP and trademark owners in cases of importation of merchandise suspected of bearing…
  • Apr 29

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court
    While football teams and fans across the country are gearing up for this weekend’s NFL draft, the Washington Redskins will be preparing for another potential showdown—this one at the Supreme Court. The Redskins petitioned the high…
Rank this Week: 696

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 826

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 4

    Why Does the New York Law Journal Overlook Solos as Rising Stars?

    Why Does the New York Law Journal Overlook Solos as Rising Stars?
    According to the New York State Bar Association, the number of lawyers in solo or small firm practice in New York has doubled since 1997.  As of 2006, the vast majority of attorneys practicing law in New York State — 83.5 percent…
  • May 2

    Make Money Mondays: Develop In & Out Legal Service

    Make Money Mondays: Develop In & Out Legal Service
    Not surprisingly, most lawyers would rather handle one $30,000 case than 30 one-thousand dollar matters or 60 five-hundred dollar matters.  Managing thirty, or worse – 60 – different matters can involve significant…
  • Apr 29

    Bars Can’t Handle The Regulation of Non-Lawyer Providers, So Let Us Solos/Smalls Compete

    Bars Can’t Handle The Regulation of Non-Lawyer Providers, So Let Us Solos/Smalls Compete
      To the Commission on the Future of Legal Services, These comments respond to the Commission’s issues paper seeking feedback on whether state bar associations ought to consider regulation of non-legal service providers –…
Rank this Week: 705

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • May 4

    Expert Witness Testimony in Death Cases Jeopardized in LA County with recent departure of County Coroner

    Expert Witness Testimony in Death Cases Jeopardized in LA County with recent departure of County Coroner
    Citing lack of personnel and resources, as well as a backlog in cases, Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Dr. Mark Fajardo suddenly announced his resignation from the LA County Coroner’s office in March 2015.  Over 8,500 autopsies are…
  • Apr 14

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing
    Courtroom Insight is proud to announce the launch of our new attorney directory and international functionality.  Clients may now use our powerful knowledge management system to share information about attorney referrals and/or opposing…
  • Mar 9

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight
    Our previous analyses of Daubert Challenges reveal different success rates by jurisdiction and by expert profession.  Every challenge has unique facts and circumstances, however a careful analysis of prior challenge rulings by the court…
Rank this Week: 620

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – Texarkana: Walker v. State, 2016 WL 1600268(2016).  As courts usually do, the Court of Appeals began by explaining how the case arose:Edgar Llorens was robbed at…
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
Rank this Week: 611

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Will the real parents please stand up?

    Will the real parents please stand up?
    Almost every day, I have to advise clients about whether they are or they are not parents under the Family Law Act. Sometimes this is because they have undertaken surrogacy, or because they have had IVF. It was always so simple before the…
  • May 2

    Thank you to the 350,000 people who have viewed my blog!

    Thank you to the 350,000 people who have viewed my blog!
    When I started this blog back in 2007, I didn't know whether it would work and whether anyone would care for it. But I thought I would just give it a go and see what happened. As they say- suck it and see. To my amazement, Google say that…
  • Apr 26

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered
    Just over a week ago, Chief Judge Thackray of the Family Court of Western Australia delivered the Baby Gammy judgment. Or to put it more accurately, delivered the Baby Pipah judgment. You remember the story. Mr Farnell (a convicted sex…
Rank this Week: 835

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    May 4, 1800 – Alexander Hamilton Writes of “The Fangs of Jefferson”

    May 4, 1800 – Alexander Hamilton Writes of “The Fangs of Jefferson”
    Theodore Sedgwick was an American attorney, politician (he became the fifth Speaker of the House of Representatives), jurist, and a Federalist who was allied with Hamilton against the antifederalists led by Thomas Jefferson. On this day in…
  • May 2

    Review of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich

    Review of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich
    The first thing you should know is that by “Greater Middle East,” Bacevich is referring to the oil states and the countries surrounding the Persian Gulf. Not all of these people are Arabs, and not all of the Muslims in this…
  • Apr 30

    April 30, 1812 – Louisiana Joins the Union as the 18th State

    April 30, 1812 – Louisiana Joins the Union as the 18th State
    Louisiana was named by a French discoverer to honor France’s King Louis XIV. Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canadian border, and…
Rank this Week: 765

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 640

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 761

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

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

http://navwaters.com/
  • May 3

    Plaintiff’s Construction Defect Claims Against Offshore Spar Manufacturer Dismissed

    Plaintiff’s Construction Defect Claims Against Offshore Spar Manufacturer Dismissed
    In June 2011, an offshore worker was injured on a spar (a floating platform shaped like a giant buoy) on the outer continental shelf when he was struck in the face with the flange of a valve.  He filed a personal injury lawsuit…
  • Apr 25

    Fifth Circuit Holds “Zone of Danger” Test Not Applicable Under the LHWCA

    Fifth Circuit Holds “Zone of Danger” Test Not Applicable Under the LHWCA
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s award of benefits to a longshoreman who sustained work-related psychological injuries.  Claimant was operating a…
  • Apr 6

    Fifth Circuit Weighs in on P&I Insurance Coverage Dispute

    Fifth Circuit Weighs in on P&I Insurance Coverage Dispute
    Following a verdict in favor a Jones Act seaman, Larry Naquin, for injuries he sustained in a land-based crane accident, an insurance coverage dispute arose between Naquin’s employer, Elevating Boats, LLC (“EBI”), and its…
Rank this Week: 664

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 708

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys…

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 3

    Defendant in Tennessee car accident case had the right to introduce photograph

    Defendant in Tennessee car accident case had the right to introduce photograph
    By Kyle Roby, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Car accidents, truck wrecks, and other motor vehicle crashes fall under the general law of negligence. In order to prove a negligence case, a plaintiff has to prove four…
  • Apr 29

    Guardrails are the subject of national scrutiny

    Guardrails are the subject of national scrutiny
    By Kyle Roby, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Metal guardrails run alongside many highways, particularly those that hug a steep embankment. They’re designed to protect those in a car if it careens off the highway. In…
  • Apr 27

    Kentucky Derby party fall case sent back to lower courts for more proceeding

    Kentucky Derby party fall case sent back to lower courts for more proceeding
      Businesses and landowners have a responsibility to keep their property safe for visitors. Of course, not every accident will result in a finding of liability because the plaintiff must prove that the defendant knew or should have known…
Rank this Week: 813

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • May 3

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson
    DCF 1.0 A woman in Missouri won $55 million in the second ovarian cancer trial against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Baby powder is made from talcum powder, and is linked to ovarian cancer when used genitally. Our…
  • Apr 22

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Celebrating Earth Day
    This Earth Day, our toxic substance attorneys want to highlight the importance of environmental contamination law. Whether we realize it or not, we encounter chemicals and naturally occurring toxins every single day. Chemicals There are…
  • Apr 11

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven
    On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the FDA allowed a new device onto market that claims to contain tissue during power morcellator procedures. The device, PneumoLiner, is not proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer. The uterine cancer lawyers…
Rank this Week: 727

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 746

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 723

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
  • Feb 17

    Debtor's Prisons?

    Debtor's Prisons?
    This is slightly off topic, but since we have some unsatisfied judgments we're trying to collect, this story caught our eye. "U.S. marshals arrest man for unpaid student loan." You can have someone arrested for not paying a debt?…
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
Rank this Week: 653

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 3

    Mexico Approves New Agreements with U.S. and Between Carrier

    Mexico Approves New Agreements with U.S. and Between Carrier
    Cofece, Mexico's competition commission, yesterday approved a proposed joint venture between Aeromexico and Delta. The two airlines seek to collaborate more closely in setting prices, capacity, and schedules, and need assurance that such…
  • May 2

    EU Transport Officials Urged to Resolve Gibraltar Airport Dispute

    EU Transport Officials Urged to Resolve Gibraltar Airport Dispute
    The aviation community is turning to the EU in it's desire for clarity regarding the legal status of Gibraltar airport.
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Looks to Extend Security Reach

    U.S. Looks to Extend Security Reach
    Despite the likelihood that the U.S. Congress once again struggles to pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill in a timely fashion, there is bipartisan support for legislation that would empower the TSA to play a more active role regarding…
Rank this Week: 672

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • May 3

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged
    I am hit so hard that my boot flies off as I fall backward. The boot slides across the bricks out onto the street. Our dog scampers after it.  She thinks we are playing. I should have seen... Read More
  • Apr 27

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial
    The jury is still deadlocked after three days of deliberations, and the judge declares a mistrial. She releases the jurors. Anyone interested in answering questions from the lawyers, she tells them, should stick around in the jury room....…
  • Apr 14

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed
    Q:            Based on your training, officer, you are aware that the SFSTs have never been peer reviewed, right? A:           …
Rank this Week: 843

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 3

    Ontario Government Independent Review of Tarion Warranty Corporation – Public and Industry Consultations in Progre

    Ontario Government Independent Review of Tarion Warranty Corporation – Public and Industry Consultations in Progre
    As we noted in a prior blog post, the Ontario Government has appointed the Honourable Douglas Cunningham to conduct an independent review of the Tarion Warranty Corporation and the New Home Warranties Plan Act. Public and industry…
  • Apr 29

    Airbnbs in Condo

    Airbnbs in Condo
    Learn all about how to deal with Airbnbs in your Condo.  The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is presenting a seminar on this hot topic on June 22, 2016.   Jason Rivait will offer his tips for board…
  • Apr 19

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada
      In a prior blog post we reported on data released by Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. (“CMHC”) that indicated that foreign ownership of condominium units in Canada was not as high as had been frequently speculated. In a…
Rank this Week: 565

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • May 3

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider

    Texas Private Detention Center licensed as a childcare provider
    Texas had to change it's rules in order to license the Karnes County Residential Center as a child care provider, but the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has done it. The license was issued for 60 days, giving the facility…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texa
    From the American Immigration Council: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward April 18, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v.…
  • Feb 16

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year

    Net economic benefits of undocumented workers in Texas $32.9 billion and 3.3 million jobs per year
    In a recent study, The Perryman Group analyzed the economic benefits and costs of the undocumented workforce to Texas. The results indicate gains of millions of jobs and billions of dollars to taxing entities. Undocumented Workforce Benefits…
Rank this Week: 642

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 3

    Another Conviction under the Migratory Birds Convention Act

    Another Conviction under the Migratory Birds Convention Act
    The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA) is again being used as a tool to protect migratory birds that are also species at risk. In early April, Bergedac Ltée, and a shareholder and employee of the company, were convicted and…
  • Apr 29

    Environmental Assessment in the Court

    Environmental Assessment in the Court
    A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment (“EA”) regime. Environmental groups Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Northwatch, and the Canadian…
  • Apr 28

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree
    On April 6, 2016, Jaret Bousfield was convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for permitting the discharge of road salt that caused or was likely to cause damage to a neighbour’s mature cedar trees. Bousfield pleaded guilty to…
Rank this Week: 697

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 789

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk
    On Thursday, May 5, 2016 I'll be a guest on VOCM's  talk show "Back Talk" with Pete Soucy from 2:00 to 3:00 (Newfoundland time). We'll be talking about some of the challenges people face with wills and estates, and I'll be giving…
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
Rank this Week: 704

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 3

    Argentinian Telecoms (and Credit Cards) Ordered to Block UBER App

    Argentinian Telecoms (and Credit Cards) Ordered to Block UBER App
    Argentina is in the midst of an inflamed debate on the lawfulness of UBER services. The last stage of the UBER affair—previously visiting cities like Milan or Paris—occurred in Buenos Aires. Finally, a number of orders from…
  • Apr 26

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Commissions, Boards, Working Groups and Task Force

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Commissions, Boards, Working Groups and Task Force
    States have reacted to increased concern about cyber threats and cyber security in numerous ways.  They've created new security organizations to do analysis and outreach.  They've created plans and procedures to respond to cyber…
  • Apr 20

    DMCA Classic, DMCA Turbo: Major new empirical research on notice and takedown operation

    DMCA Classic, DMCA Turbo: Major new empirical research on notice and takedown operation
    Good data about Notice and Takedown can be hard to find. Jennifer Urban and Laura Quilter’s seminal 2006 study has long been the gold standard, combining rigorous number-crunching with what must have been incredibly tedious substantive…
Rank this Week: 737