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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

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

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

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

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

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 124

New York Car Accident Lawyer Blog

New York Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkcaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    In support of their motion, the opponents submitted the affirmed medical report

    In support of their motion, the opponents submitted the affirmed medical report
    This is an action for personal injury in which a Bronx man alleges that he sustained an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident. A vehicle owned by a cab cormpany struck the man's vehicle in the rear. The man claims that as a result of…
  • Mar 6

    Insurance claims that injuries are not seriou

    Insurance claims that injuries are not seriou
    On 6 July 2006, plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident . Consequently, plaintiff filed a personal injury action against The Bronx defendant to recover damages for the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident. In…
  • Mar 6

    Insurance claims that injuries are not seriou

    Insurance claims that injuries are not seriou
    On 6 July 2006, plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident. Consequently, plaintiff filed a personal injury action against The Bronx defendant to recover damages for the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident. In opposition,…
Rank this Week: 726

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 21

    New York Debt Collector Court Rule Is A Game Changer - For Everyone

    New York Debt Collector Court Rule Is A Game Changer - For Everyone
    Third party debt collectors, also known as debt-buyers and zombie creditors (for really old debts) have had to do little in the past to prove that a debt was yours, you owed it and that it wasn't barred by the statute of limitations. Now, a…
  • Apr 16

    Identity Theft and Debt Collection Remain Highest Source of Consumer Complaint

    Identity Theft and Debt Collection Remain Highest Source of Consumer Complaint
    The Federal Trade Commission reported the top consumer complaints as Identity theft and with debt collection a close second. You can see that report here. The Consumer Financial Bureau Annual Report (2014) continues to report that the…
  • Apr 15

    Fed Study: Student Loan Delinquencies Higher than Previously Reported

    Fed Study: Student Loan Delinquencies Higher than Previously Reported
    An article[1] in today's Wall Street Journal exposes a worrisome statistic: 31.5% of Americans encumbered by student loans are at least one month behind on payment.[2] That's a higher delinquency rate than credit cards, auto loans (8.5%),…
Rank this Week: 264

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Oct 26

    Defendant Asserts that Presumption Under 165.15 is Unconstitutional

    Defendant Asserts that Presumption Under 165.15 is Unconstitutional
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that according to the records, the offender, indicted for the crimes of grand larceny in the second degree (six counts), grand larceny in the third degree (three counts), petit larceny (one count), criminal…
  • Oct 26

    Defendant Asserts that the Plaintiff's Complaint is Facially Insufficient

    Defendant Asserts that the Plaintiff's Complaint is Facially Insufficient
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that from the records, in a Criminal Court Complaint, the People assert that a Police Officer observed the offenders at the Subway station. The officer allegedly watched the offenders "acting in concert"…
  • Oct 26

    Court Discusses Elements of Petit Larceny

    Court Discusses Elements of Petit Larceny
    From the records, in a Criminal Court Complaint, the People assert that a Police Officer observed the offenders at the Subway station. The officer allegedly watched the offenders "acting in concert" receive United States currency from four…
Rank this Week: 971

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 55

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Dec 4

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?
    According to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study: About 70 percent of…
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
Rank this Week: 759

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, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 1

    Thoughts to Keep in Mind for May Day 2015

    Thoughts to Keep in Mind for May Day 2015
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. Many people are unaware of the significance of May 1. May 1 is May Day, also known as International Workers Day. In many countries across the world, “Labor Day” is celebrated on May 1. These holidays came to be…
  • Apr 29

    EEOC Brings Another Lawsuit Against Ruby Tuesday Alleging Age Discrimination

    EEOC Brings Another Lawsuit Against Ruby Tuesday Alleging Age Discrimination
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. In February 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in the South District of Florida against Ruby Tuesday, a national restaurant chain, alleging age…
  • Apr 24

    “Religious Freedom” Acts Complicate Employer/Employee Relation

    “Religious Freedom” Acts Complicate Employer/Employee Relation
    Ciera Ambrose and Owen H. Laird, Esq. Recently, there has been an uproar surrounding two recent so-called “religious freedom” acts passed in Indiana and Arkansas. These laws, approved by the Republican-dominated legislatures and…
Rank this Week: 996

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 721

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Trip and Fall Verdict for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Injuries Affirmed

    Trip and Fall Verdict for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Injuries Affirmed
    On December 24, 2007, at about 5 p.m., Anabell Rivera was on her way to her twin sister’s home in Jersey City to celebrate Christmas and their 50th birthdays. As Ms. Rivera was walking down a staircase at the Port Authority Bus Terminal…
  • Mar 31

    Hip Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal

    Hip Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal
    On January 24, 2009, Garo Kahvejian, a 48 year old jewelry store owner, sustained an injury to his hip when he was driving through the intersection at South Airmont Road and Campbell Avenue in Airmont (Rockland County) and his car was struck…
  • Mar 29

    Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case

    Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case
    On September 15, 2009, Adelina Reyes was injured when she tripped and fell due to a defective subway grating on the sidewalk at 138th Street near Willis Avenue in the Bronx. The transit authority conceded liability and a lawsuit by the 53…
Rank this Week: 459

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

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

    Medical Malpractice: A Brief Overview

    Medical Malpractice: A Brief Overview
    In 2013, the state of New York led the nation in medical malpractice payouts, issuing $38.83 per capita compared to Pennsylvania (#2 on the list) who paid out $24.76 per capita in medical malpractice. The top 3 reasons for medical malpractice…
  • Sep 3

    Teen Awaiting Manslaughter Trial Arrested Again for Vehicular Assault

    Teen Awaiting Manslaughter Trial Arrested Again for Vehicular Assault
    Franklin Reyes, a Manhattan teenager awaiting trial for vehicular manslaughter stemming from the 2013 death of a four year old on the Upper West Side, is again in custody after allegedly dragging a police officer 100 feet during a traffic…
  • Aug 31

    Two Long Island Men File Lawsuits against GM Over Faulty Ignition Switch

    Two Long Island Men File Lawsuits against GM Over Faulty Ignition Switch
    Two Long Island men filed separate lawsuits in federal court in 2014 against General Motors over faulty ignition switches in their vehicles. The switches can suddenly turn to the "off" position, causing a vehicle to stall. As a result, a…
Rank this Week: 640

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • May 1

    Denial of a motion for leave to renew.

    Denial of a motion for leave to renew.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial that branch of the plaintiff's motion which, in effect, was for leave to renew its prior motion, pursuant to RPAPL 1321, for an order of reference. The plaintiff failed to…
  • Apr 30

    A missing witness charge.

    A missing witness charge.
    Practice point:  The charge instructs the jury that it may draw an adverse inference based on a party's failure  to call a witness who normally would be expected to support that party's version of events. The preconditions for the…
  • Apr 29

    Rebutting the presumption of proper service.

    Rebutting the presumption of proper service.
    Practice point:  Defendant's affidavit denying receipt of process, and his averment that he was at his place of employment in New York County at the time of the alleged service, were sufficient to rebut the presumption of proper…
Rank this Week: 447

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, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 812

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    What’s a Bar Mitzvah? (Asks the judge…)

    What’s a Bar Mitzvah? (Asks the judge…)
    When a judge writes a decision trying to figure out what, exactly, a bar mitzvah is, someone ought to take note. Especially when he uses an old Hasidic parable in order to render a decision. And given that no one has yet brought…
  • Apr 20

    Boston Marathon, 2015 Edition

    Boston Marathon, 2015 Edition
    Today is the 119th running of the Boston Marathon, one of the truly great road races in the world. While it’s become associated with terrorism in the minds of many due to the bombing two years ago, this is not the way that runners think…
  • Apr 9

    Enthralled with the Pre

    Enthralled with the Pre
    Did someone drop an extra dose of stupid in the drinking water of Charleston, S.C., attorney David Aylor? If the name doesn’t ring a bell, let me attach it to an incident: On Saturday in North Charleston, police officer Michael T.…
Rank this Week: 387

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • May 3

    CPLR §5501

    CPLR §5501
    A Bronx Trip and Fall Lawyer said that, third party defendant moves pursuant to CPLR §4404 and §5501, to reduce the damages awarded to the plaintiff, after a jury trial, contending that the award is excessive and materially deviates…
  • May 1

    Lawrence Hospital Center

    Lawrence Hospital Center
    A Bronx Birth Injury Lawyer said that, plaintiff, on her and her deceased daughter's behalf, sues defendants for medical malpractice and the daughter's wrongful death. The remaining defendants, defendant and Lawrence Hospital Center,…
  • Apr 30

    Mental Hygiene Law section 81.07...cont

    Mental Hygiene Law section 81.07...cont
    The court evaluator stated that when he met with the person, the person was not able to state why he wanted a guardian or what the guardianship proceedings were about. The court evaluator pointed out that the medical records did not indicate…
Rank this Week: 455

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
Rank this Week: 404

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 1

    Petitioners Seek Determination as to Disposition of Property

    Petitioners Seek Determination as to Disposition of Property
    A Probate Lawyer said that in this proceeding the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the disposition of property described in testator's will and authorization to sell the real property of which testator died…
  • Apr 30

    Petitioner Seeks Clarity on Disposition of Property

    Petitioner Seeks Clarity on Disposition of Property
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that in this proceeding the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the disposition of property described in testator's will and authorization to sell the real property of which testator…
  • Mar 31

    petitioner Seeks Interpretation of Tax Clause in Will

    petitioner Seeks Interpretation of Tax Clause in Will
    The executors have requested construction of several provisions of Mrs. VK’s will admitted to probate in 1969. IProbate Lawyers said the principal problem concerns the meaning of the tax clause. Since the bulk of the estate consists of…
Rank this Week: 768

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

New York Small Business Law

New York Small Business Law

Legal Information (and other Insights) for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. By Imke Ratschko.

http://www.newyorksmallbusinesslaw.com/new_york_small_business_l/category/new-york-small-business-law
  • Dec 22

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice
    An unpleasant but common experience: an old judgment against you comes back to haunt you. Possibly you didn’t even know it existed: the complaint may have been served in the wrong place and you never got a copy, or the opposing party…
  • Dec 15

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money
    The first question for every small business owner who decided to form an entity?  LLC or S corp?  Which one is better for me? Let’s face it, most people would chose the entity that leaves more money in their pocket.…
  • Apr 2

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement
    I’ve seen my share of dumb legal mistakes made by any type of business owner.  New and experienced business owners alike, remind yourself every once in a while of these common dumb legal mistakes when dealing with business…
Rank this Week: 560

New York Social Security…

New York Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New York social security disability and long-term disability law. By Insler & Hermann, LLP.

http://www.newyorksocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 520

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 243

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 414

New York Wrongful Death Lawyer…

New York Wrongful Death Lawyer Blog

Covers New York wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, hospital negligence, and medical malpractice. By Leland T. Williams.

http://www.newyorkwrongfuldeathlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

    Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order
    Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of "internal" Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot's qualifications to fly the…
  • Dec 13

    Flight 3407: Release of “Internal E-mails” to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

    Flight 3407: Release of “Internal E-mails” to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order
    Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of “internal” Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot’s…
  • Dec 10

    Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case

    Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case
    The Commonwealth of Virginia, on behalf of Virginia Tech University, settled a 2009 wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of student Daniel Kim, in Fairfax County Circuit Court. The gravamen of the case was the failure of the VTU…
Rank this Week: 776

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Apr 25

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?

    YOUNGER #GENERATIONS DON’T SEEK TOP POSITIONS? What’s Up?
    My experience and research suggests that Gen Y/Millennials do want to lead and occupy top positions. However, many Millennials are turned off by the cultures typically find in organizations.
  • Mar 19

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS

    BREAKING DOWN GENDER AND GENERATIONAL SILOS
    For years one of the primary ways to call attention to a diversity issue and to build strength for a specific “minority” group has been to create an “affinity group.” The group would aim to build networks, confidence,…
  • Feb 2

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY

    END SILOS: THE CASE FOR A COALITION ON INCLUSION AND TRUE OPPORTUNITY
    In the month of Love (Valentines Day) and Leadership (Presidents Day), I am making a pitch for breaking down silos and creating a coalition on inclusion and true opportunity. A primary reason dealing with intergenerational challenges at work…
Rank this Week: 696

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Case o' The Week: Of teenagers and terrorists - Gardenhire and Guideline "recklessness"

    Case o' The Week: Of teenagers and terrorists - Gardenhire and Guideline "recklessness"
      Q: What possibly could be more stupid than aiming a laser at a plane?   A: Aiming a laser at the police helicopter dispatched to find the fool with the laser.   Stupid, however, does not reckless make. United…
  • Apr 30

    United States v. Gardenhire, No. 13-50125…

    United States v. Gardenhire, No. 13-50125 (Wardlaw with Paez and Ponsor (D. Mass.)) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated an above-Guidelines sentence imposed after a defendant's guilty plea to pointing a laser beam at an aircraft, holding that…
  • Apr 28

    United States v. Torralba-Mendia, No.…

    United States v. Torralba-Mendia, No. 13-10064 (Murphy (E.D. Mich.) with Tallman and Rawlinson) ---  In this appeal involving a conviction for conspiracy to commit alien smuggling, the NInth Circuit affirms, finding no reversible plain…
Rank this Week: 479

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 129

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • May 1

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/1/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/1/15
    The past week was highlighted by protests in Baltimore, valid criticisms of the media characterization of the situation, and a devastating earthquake in Nepal. And the Council on Foundations Annual Meeting in our hometown of San Francisco…
  • Apr 30

    Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics – CEB / CLE

    Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics – CEB / CLE
    On February 26, 2015, Erin and I recorded a webinar for Continuing Education of the Bar – California on Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics. It’s an intermediate-level one-hour CLE program available here. Providing counsel to…
  • Apr 27

    Recent News from IRS Exempt Organizations Division

    Recent News from IRS Exempt Organizations Division
    IRS Exempt Organizations (EO) Division Director Tamera Ripperda has been speaking at conferences and to a few select groups over the past several weeks, providing us with a glimpse with what is currently happening within the EO…
Rank this Week: 589

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 1

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody
    Evelyn Brody (Chicago-Kent) provided the following tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall (Harvard Hauser Institute for Civil Society), who died yesterday. Today, the academy lost a leading scholar of the history of the nonprofit sector – as judged…
  • May 1

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy
    The season for introducing recent scholarship to the world is upon us, and scholars of nonprofits law have been busily posting their work to SSRN. This blog entry features abstracts of SSRN postings to the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law…
  • Apr 30

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit
    The Washington Post reports that the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, which represents 100 fraternities and sororities collectively owning $3.2 billion in real estate, “is lobbying Congress this week to urge legislators to pass a…
Rank this Week: 507

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • May 1

    An Interesting Trade Secrets Case From The Business Court

    An Interesting Trade Secrets Case From The Business Court
    If you were unsure whether customer information held by your client -- like customer contact information, sales reports, prices and terms books, sales memos, sales training manuals, commission reports, and vendor information -- can be…
  • Apr 22

    NC Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?

    NC Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?
    You will all recall the Business Court's disqualification of a law firm from representing its longtime client, in Kingsdown Inc. v. Hinshaw, 2015 NCBC 27.  Now there is a second chapter to the disqualification, which came in an Opinion…
  • Apr 22

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight
    The Defendant in Allcorn v. Bradley Creek Boatominium, Inc. sought an injunction against the Plaintiffs in the midst of a proxy fight as to their allegedly defamatory statements in connection with the election of the Defendant's board of…
Rank this Week: 551

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina
    Forbes cited a survey in 2014 that revealed 51% of Americans aged 55 to 64 do not have an estate plan. Sometimes a health crisis prompts an individual to create a plan for bequeathing their assets. However, hastily making changes to an estate…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession
    While transferring business interests can have tax consequences, structuring a business succession plan with regard to tax law can help minimize tax burdens associated with business transfers to surviving family members when a business owner…
  • Mar 30

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar
    Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill recently reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of investing or gifting your tax refund, tax issues when settling an estate, and ways to protect yourself from tax preparer fraud. As the tax season filing…
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Apr 28

    Cumberland County Dog Bite Law Gets Approval

    Cumberland County Dog Bite Law Gets Approval
    In North Carolina, dog bite injuries occur much more frequently than one might expect. One of the main reasons for dog or other animal bite cases is due to owners' negligence in keeping others safe from dangerous animals. According to a…
  • Apr 26

    Man Drowns in Lake Marion

    Man Drowns in Lake Marion
    Despite snowfall at a Detroit Tigers game this week, we are entering a time of year when the weather gets warmer and days get longer, especially in South Carolina. As the weather turns hot, more and more people will be hitting the beach and…
  • Apr 25

    Blue Bell Creamery Recalls All Products After Listeria Outbreak

    Blue Bell Creamery Recalls All Products After Listeria Outbreak
    Blue Bell Creamery, maker of novelty ice cream products and traditional ice cream products, recently learned one of their scooping machines was contaminated with listeria after three people got sick. When Centers for Disease Control (CDC)…
Rank this Week: 744

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    North Carolina Workers' Compensation Death Benefit

    North Carolina Workers' Compensation Death Benefit
    In North Carolina, the workers' compensation system was created to compensate employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness. Workers' compensation benefits are designed to provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future…
  • Apr 28

    Children of Fallen South Carolina Highway Workers Awarded Scholarship

    Children of Fallen South Carolina Highway Workers Awarded Scholarship
    When we drive down a highway in South Carolina, we often see signs warning us to drive within the speed limit and watch out for highway workers, especially at night. These signs often contain warnings such as "Slow down, my mommy works…
  • Apr 26

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Poultry Worker

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Poultry Worker
    When people think of on-the-job injuries, they often think of a single accident or incident, but carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are, in reality, often a work-related condition for which a patient may…
Rank this Week: 719

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 724

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 26

    Drug testing does not always violate fundamental right

    Drug testing does not always violate fundamental right
    by Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger In Canada, the criteria for allowing random drug or alcohol testing in the workplace are very limited because these tests are regarded by our courts as an invasion of an employee’s privacy. But what…
  • Apr 19

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall and Rachel Younan When a Canadian employer transfers its employee to a non-Canadian entity, is it still on the hook for wrongful dismissal damages? Recently, an Ontario court declined to hear a civil action claiming…
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
Rank this Week: 758

Northern Virginia Personal Injury…

Northern Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers general injury and accident law topics. Published by Brien Roche Law.

http://www.northernvirginiapersonalinjuryattorney.com/
  • May 21

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death
    Brain injury causes wrongful death is the allegation made in a law suit filed by the family of Derek Boogaard. Boogaard was a so-called "enforcer" in the National Hockey League. Over the course of his playing career he suffered significant…
  • Apr 27

    Administrative Law-State Rule

    Administrative Law-State Rule
    These rules and regulations can be very important. Suppose you wanted to assert a claim against a motel owner because of carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred while you were in the motel. The type of claim that would be asserted would be a…
  • Apr 25

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation
    At the federal level, all regulations are published within the Federal Register. They are also contained within a document known as the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). The C.F.R. can be found in a law library and is generally organized…
Rank this Week: 832

Nota Bibliothecae

Nota Bibliothecae

From the Zimmerman Law Library at the University of Dayton School of Law.

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

    Facebook "Likes" Ruled to be Constitutionally Protected Free Speech

    Facebook "Likes" Ruled to be Constitutionally Protected Free Speech
    Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia issued its decision regarding First Amendment protection of Facebook “likes” of candidates’ Facebook pages.  In ruling that liking these Facebook pages is…
  • Mar 21

    Drones v. Privacy

    Drones v. Privacy
    The use of drones by the military has become increasingly prevalent in the United States’ conflicts in the Middle East.  However, with the cost of these “unmanned aerial systems”, there is now talk about potential use…
  • Jan 17

    Potential Challenges to New Gun Control Agenda

    Potential Challenges to New Gun Control Agenda
    Yesterday, President Obama announced, in response to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, his plans to curb gun violence.  In setting forth his agenda, the President is asking Congress to renew a ban on the sale of assault…
Rank this Week: 922

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Recent Court Ruling Expands Protection For Senior

    Recent Court Ruling Expands Protection For Senior
    Elder Abuse – A Norm in Care Facilities If you tuned into local news channels for daily news, you would know that stories of elder abuse in care facilities are not new. In 2010 alone, 36% of Nursing homes in America were accused of…
  • Mar 31

    Stage Four Pressure Sores: Indication Of Inattentive Care

    Stage Four Pressure Sores: Indication Of Inattentive Care
    Despite the perception that pressure sores, also known as bedsores, shouldn’t be a common problem in urban areas, pressure sore lawsuit filings in large, modern cities– such as Chicago– are more common than you may think. Do…
  • Mar 24

    Patients Who Wander Require Special Care From Facilitie

    Patients Who Wander Require Special Care From Facilitie
    Elderly patients who have conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other mental disorders that cause confusion and memory loss have the tendency to wander aimlessly. The act of wandering has been known to contribute to some…
Rank this Week: 222

Nwe York Injuries Blog

Nwe York Injuries Blog

Covers current events and issues in personal injury and medical malpractice law. By Levine & Slavit.

http://www.newyorkinjuries.com/blog
Rank this Week: 446

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 149

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

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

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar
    Sunday, February 22, 2015, is Oscar night. So I was talking with my wife, Sheila, and we were discussing the upcoming Oscars and our favorite movies this year (Two of my favorites are Whiplash and Birdman). This led to a discussion of my…
  • Feb 4

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death
    My first car was a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. It was blue, with a black interior, bucket seats--the whole nine yards. It was a dream car for a kid just coming out of high school (yes, I did work and earn the money to buy it myself). What it…
  • Jan 28

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property
    I recently represented a family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco and a private parking lot operator, Park SFO. The lawsuit stemmed out of the death of the adult sibling of six brothers and sisters. This…
Rank this Week: 187

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 1

    WIRTW #366 (the “same-sex marriage” edition)

    WIRTW #366 (the “same-sex marriage” edition)
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, one the Court’s most anticipated cases in years, which will (hopefully) decided the fate of same-sex marriage rights. The web’s best coverage…
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court ruling on EEOC conciliation obligations is a Pyrrhic victory for employer

    Supreme Court ruling on EEOC conciliation obligations is a Pyrrhic victory for employer
    One question that employers always ask upon receipt of an EEOC charge of discrimination is, “How does this process work?” After the EEOC concludes its investigation, it has two basic options. It can conclude that no reasonable…
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court to consider time limits for constructive discharge claim

    Supreme Court to consider time limits for constructive discharge claim
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court finished its Spring 2015 term with oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex-marriage case. Earlier in the week, it added another case to its docket for its 2015 – 2016 term, agreeing to hear Green…
Rank this Week: 111

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Featured Resource: ODNR--An Overview

    Featured Resource: ODNR--An Overview
    As an attorney, I've come to appreciate over the years how our state government in Ohio is quite helpful when it comes to putting resources on the Internet. You just need to know where to look for it. Since this blog is about Ohio real estate…
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement
                General Notes: The purchase/sale agreement is probably the most misunderstood, but most important document utilized in a real estate transaction. Some of the unwary mistakenly…
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
Rank this Week: 872

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Covers climate change, hydraulic fracturing, off-shore drilling and oil sands. By Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

http://www.environmentalandenergylawbrief.com/
  • Sep 17

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit
    With anti-fracking citizens and activists loudly protesting plans by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a well in St. Tammany Parish (northeast of Mandeville) that anticipates the use of "hydraulic fracturing" to extract hydrocarbons, the…
  • Jul 10

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie
    On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 12-1146 (2014), which affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")'s authority to impose limits on…
  • Jun 30

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure
    One of the biggest concerns environmentalists have expressed about hydraulic fracturing is the lack of detailed disclosure of the chemical compounds used in the process.  Recent activity by the EPA suggests that the federal government…
Rank this Week: 819

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Freemason Handshake

    Freemason Handshake
  • Apr 26

    Psalm 46 KJV - God is our refuge and strength, a very - Bible Gateway

    Psalm 46 KJV - God is our refuge and strength, a very - Bible Gateway
    Psalm 46 KJV - God is our refuge and strength, a very - Bible Gateway:46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried…
  • Apr 25

    Chappaqua

    Chappaqua
    link'A meeting between Frank Giustra and Kazakhstani nuclear holding company Kazatomprom was held in the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, NY. Clinton officials and Giustra both denied such a meeting took place until a NYT reporter, Jo…
Rank this Week: 543

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • May 3

    Experts: Change of venue request would make sense

    Experts: Change of venue request would make sense
    Baltimore-area criminal defense lawyers had a wide variety of reactions to State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision Friday to bring charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. But they were unanimous in what they…
  • May 3

    Home sellers, Realtors fret about riot’s impact on market

    Home sellers, Realtors fret about riot’s impact on market
    Nadia Nasr's home in Baltimore's Glen Oak neighborhood has been on the market since March. She's already had to drop the price on the three bedroom brick row home to $125,000. If the home doesn't start generating more interest another…
  • May 3

    Unrest in city prompts surge in volunteer interest

    Unrest in city prompts surge in volunteer interest
    After last week's riots and fires in Baltimore, an overwhelming number of people have reached out to local nonprofits saying they want to help. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, that's meant a 3,000 percent increase in…
Rank this Week: 84