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Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 606

California DUI Injury Lawyer Blog

California DUI Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI accidents, injury and wrongful death liability issues. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.californiaduiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist in Suspected DUI Crash

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist in Suspected DUI Crash
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A 67-year-old Hayward man tragically died Saturday night after he was struck by an allegedly speeding motorcyclist, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The collision occurred at Jackson Street at Silva Avenue around 8:54…
  • Oct 9

    Two People Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 152

    Two People Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 152
    MERCED COUNTY - Two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a suspected DUI crash on Highway 152, the Los Banos Enterprise reported. The accident was reported at 1:07 p.m. on October 9, 2012, on eastbound Highway 152, west of Highway 33.…
  • Aug 27

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Concord

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Concord
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - A 23-year-old Napa woman was tragically killed Friday night in a collision on Highway 4 in Concord, the Napa Valley Register reported. According to the news report, the victim, Maria Anaya-Garcia was a passenger in a…
Rank this Week: 629

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 632

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
  • Jun 1

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance
    Last month, SB 242, the California bill on social media privacy failed to get the votes to move forward. It appears the bill has another chance next week when it could come up for reconsideration.  The San Francisco Chronicle has come out…
Rank this Week: 625

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 607

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jan 26

    North Dakota Bills Would Create Annual Legislative Session

    North Dakota Bills Would Create Annual Legislative Session
    Bills have been filed in both chambers of the North Dakota Legislature advocating for annual legislative sessions. Senate Bill 2247 Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 26

    Government Tech and Social Media Report

    Government Tech and Social Media Report
    “Google Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology. “The Federal Government May be Unpopular, but Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 26

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “K Street: We’re not the ‘boogeyman’” by Megan Wilson for The Hill “Out of Jack Abramoff’s Ashes” by Anna Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 639

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jan 26

    BALCA Upholds Denial for Failure to Specify “Terms and Conditions”

    BALCA Upholds Denial for Failure to Specify “Terms and Conditions”
    BALCA affirmed the denial of the PERM application, finding that by not including the benefit of free housing in its advertisements and Notice of Filing, the employer offered terms and conditions of employment less favorable than those offered…
  • Jan 26

    Court Holds Virginia Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Is Not an Aggravated Felony

    Court Holds Virginia Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Is Not an Aggravated Felony
    The Fourth Circuit granted the petition for review and vacated the removal order, holding that Va. Code § 18.2-102, which criminalizes the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, is not a categorical aggravated felony because there is a…
  • Jan 26

    New York Times: U.S. Judge Says ‘Dreamers’ Can Keep Driver’s License

    New York Times: U.S. Judge Says ‘Dreamers’ Can Keep Driver’s License
    The New York Times writes that Judge David G. Campbell of Federal District Court issued a permanent injunction overturning Arizona’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, citing the “irreparable harm”…
Rank this Week: 642

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Jan 26

    Just Be Brave For One Second To Get Help

    Just Be Brave For One Second To Get Help
    Alcoholics call it the moment of clarity. That sudden instant of self-awareness and realization when one can see a path out of turbulent waters.
  • Jan 14

    Loose Change

    Loose Change
    Something white hidden deep in the change. I dig down. It’s a 3mg Xanax bar.
  • Dec 28

    I Was Never A Lawyer But I Played On On TV

    I Was Never A Lawyer But I Played On On TV
    I know that no lawyer loves practicing every day. It's safe to say that no one in any occupation loves what they do every day. I however hated what I did every day.
Rank this Week: 668

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
  • Jan 23

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop
    Dear Rich: I work for an environmental non-profit and I have a question about how to handle photos and videos at our workshops. While presenting to schools, or out in the community we sometimes have people video tape our presentation or…
  • Jan 21

    Can I Make a 90's Blog Using TV Images?

    Can I Make a 90's Blog Using TV Images?
    Dear Rich: I've recently created a 90's blog, where I would basically like to make posts with reviews and commentary about various things from the 90's (TV shows, music, video games, etc). I'm wondering...would it be considered "fair use" if…
Rank this Week: 666

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Required Forms & Schedules for Public Companies and Officer

    Required Forms & Schedules for Public Companies and Officer
    While good securities counsel and financial accounting prowess will typically keep track of your regularly scheduled filings with the SEC, NASD and FINRA (depending on what you do), it is important for the company and its officers to…
  • Jan 23

    1-Page : Venture Backed, Now Public on ASX

    1-Page : Venture Backed, Now Public on ASX
    I just read the intriguing story of Joanna Weidenmiller, the Founder of 1-Page on FastCo. After taking in more than $3 million in Silicon Valley VC money, the company has recently reverse merged in an alternative public offering on the…
  • Jan 22

    Build a Great Company, THEN Take it Public

    Build a Great Company, THEN Take it Public
    Someone, somewhere got the order mixed up. Somewhere we starting thinking the end goal was going public–not creating long-lasting value for shareholders by providing meaningful products and services to customers. Somewhere,…
Rank this Week: 640

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
  • Jan 20

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union
    President Obama forgot something in his State of the Union address – the plight of older Americans. He talked about a young couple who suffered through the recession but emerged victorious. He talked about middle class…
  • Jan 12

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?
    Part of the problem of age discrimination in the workplace is that nobody seems to claim ownership of it. Folks who have already retired are very interested in the issue but it doesn’t affect them directly anymore, except to the…
Rank this Week: 646

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 24

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.
                                 About to make fifty sandwiches. (Photo property of…
  • Jan 22

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 18

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.
    NOTE: This is a re-print from 2010's Underdog entry on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented his immortal "I Have a Dream" speech when I was just four months old. When he was shot dead on April…
Rank this Week: 656

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 23

    Farella Braun + Martel 1L Diversity Scholarship

    Farella Braun + Martel 1L Diversity Scholarship
    As part of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s continued commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the firm has awarded Diversity Scholarships for the past 14 years to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students. Applicants must…
  • Jan 16

    January 31 Deadline: Robbins Award

    January 31 Deadline: Robbins Award
    The Robbins Collection invites enrolled Berkeley Law 2L and 3L J.D. students to submit their unpublished research papers on comparative law or legal history for this competition. Authors of the three top papers will receive awards of, each…
  • Jan 13

    FDA and Drug Development Course at the School of Public Health

    FDA and Drug Development Course at the School of Public Health
    The following Public Health course welcomes Law students. NOTE: 2L and 3L JD Students: If you want these non-Law units to count towards your law degree, please be sure to fill out an Academic Rules Petition. LLM Students: These non-Law units…
Rank this Week: 643

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer

    Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer
    A Plymouth, Massachusetts woman now has to undergo physical therapy after she was involved in a truck accident involving a runaway trailer. Patricia Jordan was driving an SUV when the trailer, which had detached from the truck after the…
  • Jan 16

    Rider Sustains Leg Injury in Framingham, MA Bicycle Accident

    Rider Sustains Leg Injury in Framingham, MA Bicycle Accident
    A male bicyclist sustained a serious injury to his leg when he was involved in a Framingham, MA traffic crash with a car. Police said that after the vehicle struck the rider he was thrown onto the car’s hood and windshield before…
  • Jan 9

    More Than A Dozen Hospitalized After Plymouth, MA Bus Accident

    More Than A Dozen Hospitalized After Plymouth, MA Bus Accident
    15 Plymouth elementary school students were transported to a local hospital after being involved in a school bus accident late yesterday afternoon. The West Elementary School bus was involved in the crash with a small sedan (which suffered…
Rank this Week: 651

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?
    As a DUI defense lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL defending those arrested and accused of driving under the influence for over a decade, I am constantly reminded of the two most important pieces of evidence that law enforcement officers use…
  • Jan 21

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County
    Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home…
  • Jan 21

    Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling

    Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling
    The 4th District Court of Appeals, which oversees all appeals in Broward, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties just ratified the worst type of police misconduct and exemplifies why a citizen should NEVER speak…
Rank this Week: 654

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is one of the most important questions when dealing with Internet regulation in general. With a global communication networks, the question of where a person can sue and be sued is vital. The Court of…
  • Jan 21

    Can robots break the law?

    Can robots break the law?
    An interesting case has been developing in recent weeks, which might lead us to look at liability of artificial intelligence agents. A Swiss art collective named !Mediengruppe Bitnik has created a web bot that trawls marketplaces in the…
  • Jan 17

    Can you copyright a tweet?

    Can you copyright a tweet?
    Some weeks ago I was asked to comment on whether tweets are subject to copyright protection. Unsurprisingly, this is a common question that gets asked over and over again, as some of the information online is contradictory and misleading, or…
Rank this Week: 636

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jan 22

    The Auto Sound and the OFAC Fury Part II

    The Auto Sound and the OFAC Fury Part II
    This blog previously reported the $4,073,000 fine imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) on Epsilon Electronics for selling automobile stereo equipment to a company in the UAE that resold the items to Iran. OFAC…
  • Jan 20

    No Cigar for You!

    No Cigar for You!
    The recent revisions to the U.S. sanctions on Cuba has generated a great deal of press coverage and, not surprisingly, more enthusiasm than accuracy. Here are a few bloopers I’ve seen recently. The NBC outlet in Miami announced that the…
  • Jan 15

    New OFAC Cuba Regs Adopt the “Sicko” Exception

    New OFAC Cuba Regs Adopt the “Sicko” Exception
    Back in 2007, we published a post on OFAC’s inquiry into the Michael Moore film Sicko, a film that, it was safe to assume, was not on the current administrations list of 10 best films of the year. Having learned that filmmaker Moore…
Rank this Week: 659

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 669

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    George v. George - Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

    George v. George - Divorcing an Abusive Spouse
    While divorce certainly has its challenges, it's usually preferable to remaining in a union that isn't working. However, when the element of abuse is involved, there are unique and important considerations that must be made before proceeding.…
  • Jan 10

    Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements Must Be "Just" and "Equitable" to be Valid

    Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements Must Be "Just" and "Equitable" to be Valid
    Both pre- and post-nuptial agreements have increasingly come into favor among many couples, particularly those who are waiting longer to marry (or are marrying later in life) or may have issues to resolve during the course of the union.…
  • Dec 20

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Loss of Parental Rights, Cite Drug Use

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Loss of Parental Rights, Cite Drug Use
    Indiana courts are rarely eager to terminate the rights of faltering biological parents, who often receive numerous opportunities to reform and provide a stable, loving environment. Termination of parental rights is seen as a last resort…
Rank this Week: 645

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1
    I noted last year that the CAFC seems to be hell-bent on interpreting the laws however it damn well pleases, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. Guess what? It's still happening. This time (in a case called Teva…
  • Jan 12

    That Thudding Sound You Heard

    That Thudding Sound You Heard
    Was the bodies hitting the floor as a Golden Globes award night went by for the first time with no award going to anything by a broadcast network (except PBS). The network shut-out also included a surprise rise in Amazon's star, as the…
  • Jan 7

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market
    News outlets this week (here on Forbes) are reporting that Toyota is "giving away" its patents on hydrogen-fueled cars. That's not entirely true - it's making available royalty-free use of a wide swath of its worldwide patent portfolio…
Rank this Week: 660

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Jan 15

    Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes DEP and DCNR Appointment

    Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes DEP and DCNR Appointment
    The natural gas industry, fracking and a statewide severance tax all became significant issues during the recent contest for Governor of Pennsylvania.  Current Governor Tom Corbett was always seen as a pro natural gas drilling executive…
  • Jan 13

    Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefit

    Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefit
    If you suffer a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of…
  • Jan 8

    Scranton School District Aids United Way

    Scranton School District Aids United Way
    Attorney Joe Price and Judy Price attended and accepted a donation from The Scranton School District for $42,084.21 for the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties at their community celebration. The post Scranton School District Aids…
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Jan 13

    Investigation of Marine Casualties – Rights of Parties in Interest

    Investigation of Marine Casualties – Rights of Parties in Interest
    When a marine casualty occurs the U.S. Coast Guard is empowered to conduct an investigation to determine “as closely as possible” the cause of the casualty, cause of any death, whether an act of misconduct, incompetence,…
  • Jan 2

    CRS Publishes “The Cost of Iraq…”

    CRS Publishes “The Cost of Iraq…”
    Last month, the Congressional Research Service published its new paper, “The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11.”  Not only does the report provide a look back at the $1.6 trillion…
  • Dec 22

    Top Workers’ Compensation Blog Honoree – 2014

    Top Workers’ Compensation Blog Honoree – 2014
    We received a great Christmas present the other day.  LexisNexis included Navigable Waters as one of the Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues.  This most certainly makes for happier holidays.  Thank…
Rank this Week: 641

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey
    We were asked the other day why a car dealer who lied to a customer should have to do anything more than merely take back the car and refund their money. Seems some car dealers and their attorneys think that's enough. Paying "more" means…
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
  • Nov 10

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
Rank this Week: 652

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 10

    Our Firm Wins Appeal in Case Involving Unlawful Search of Cellphone

    Our Firm Wins Appeal in Case Involving Unlawful Search of Cellphone
    The post Our Firm Wins Appeal in Case Involving Unlawful Search of Cellphone appeared first on .
  • Jan 10

    Boston Bombing Trial Moves Forward

    Boston Bombing Trial Moves Forward
    Should Boston bomber Tsarnaev get the death penalty? The post Boston Bombing Trial Moves Forward appeared first on .
  • Dec 16

    Our firm wins appeal in sexual exploitation case

    Our firm wins appeal in sexual exploitation case
    Today, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a decision in one of our cases that will result in sexual exploitation charges being dismissed against our client. Our client was pulled… read more → The post Our firm wins appeal in…
Rank this Week: 663

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    Shooting Fish in a Barrel

    Shooting Fish in a Barrel
    No one in his right mind could enjoy "shooting fish in a barrel" -- and that is the point of the metaphor: it is too easy.That said, I must acknowledge that my own alma mater is coming in for some (well-deserved, IMHO) ridicule for its…
  • Dec 29

    What Episcopalians Have Lost

    What Episcopalians Have Lost
    Episcopalians (referring only to those in the Episcopal Church [USA], and not those in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina) could have heard a Christmas sermon like this:From Mabel's Christmas Letter:Now when I remem­ber…
  • Dec 16

    Beethoven Benedictu

    Beethoven Benedictu
    (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus)
Rank this Week: 648

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
Rank this Week: 644

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 662

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Dec 16

    Comprehensive Protection Needed for Individuals with Profound Developmental Disabilities at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

    Comprehensive Protection Needed for Individuals with Profound Developmental Disabilities at Risk of Abuse and Neglect
    Maltreatment of individuals who are profoundly developmentally disabled is a problem that occurs across many settings and is investigated by human service workers and others. The prevalence [the total number of people who have experienced…
  • Nov 24

    Rape on Campus: University of Virginia Rape and its Aftermath

    Rape on Campus: University of Virginia Rape and its Aftermath
    As an attorney who represents victims of campus sexual assault and rape, I applaud survivors like Jackie for their strength and courage in telling their stories. I represent Stacy who is profiled in this article in Rolling Stone. Our case was…
  • Oct 30

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Releases Video to Aid Federal Crime Victim

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Releases Video to Aid Federal Crime Victim
    The United States Sentencing Commission today released a video entitled “Victims’ Rights and Federal Sentencing,” which aims to help crime victims exercise their right to participate in the sentencing process. Federal crime…
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Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
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Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)
    Ola, boa tarde. Mandei depositar o dinheiro na sua conta. Confira ai o comprovante pra ver se esta tudo certo. Comprovante:   deposito-10-05-2014.zip                 …
  • May 9

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)
    Prezado Sr.(a) Cliente Conforme solicitado segue o anexo da:   Nota Fiscal Eletrônica…
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
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Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 25

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day
    Insurance defense lawyers have less than a month to produce surveillance of auto accident victims – not when it’s convenient for them There is a big problem in Michigan with insurance companies abusing discovery, and nowhere is…
  • Apr 25

    How to report an unsafe trucking company

    How to report an unsafe trucking company
    A lawyer’s response to a plea from a truck driver bring pressured by his employer to break the laws I recently received a plea for help from a truck driver who e-mailed me: “The company that I drive for has … Continue…
  • Apr 24

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney
    Jordan Jones is the latest addition to the Michigan Auto Law team. Jordan started off at the firm as a law clerk, and he’s hit the ground running faster than perhaps any new personal injury attorney in Michigan. Jordan already ……
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Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 657

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
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Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
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Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Covers the BAPCPA, bankruptcy, circuit splits, code statutory interpretation, and recent case law developments. By the Coleman Law Firm.

http://www.bankruptcylitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 649

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
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Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 664

Trade Lawyers Blog

Trade Lawyers Blog

Covers border security initiatives, customs duties, economic sanctions, and free trade regulations.

http://www.tradelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 658

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 650

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Did a Patriots staffer cause Deflategate?

    Did a Patriots staffer cause Deflategate?
    Another surreal day in Deflategate. I have new article tonight for Sports Illustrated on allegations against a Patriots locker room attendant and how the Patriots are prepared to fight back. Hope you can check it out.
  • Jan 26

    Are Retired NFL Players Making a Mistake Opting out of NFL Concussion Settlement?

    Are Retired NFL Players Making a Mistake Opting out of NFL Concussion Settlement?
    In a new article for Sports Illustrated, I look at the advantages and disadvantages for retired players and families who opt out of the settlement and pursue their own lawsuits.
  • Jan 24

    Legal Fallout of Bill Belichick's Science Defense and Response by NFL and NFLPA

    Legal Fallout of Bill Belichick's Science Defense and Response by NFL and NFLPA
    I have a new column for Sports Illustrated tonight on Bill Belichick's press conference today on Deflategate. He offered a detailed and I think persuasive defense, but NFL and NFLPA will still have questions. Hope you can read the piece. I…
Rank this Week: 700

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 26

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release
    Join Evan Andersen of Photo Attorney® and the ASMP Atlanta/Southeast Chapter as he speaks about Contracts, Copyrights & Releases Details and Registration: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=988 When: Tuesday, January 27,…
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 679

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Visteon Corporation v. National Union Fire Insurance

    Visteon Corporation v. National Union Fire Insurance
    <> Visteon Corporation v. National Union Fire Insurance - 1/23/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Case No. 14-2725. Visteon, a large manufacturer of automotive parts, with…
  • Jan 16

    LWD PRP Group v. Alcan Corp.

    LWD PRP Group v. Alcan Corp.
    <> LWD PRP Group v. Alcan Corp. - 1/14/15. Unpublished opinion. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 14-5730. Appealed from the Western District of Kentucky at Paducah. …
  • Jan 12

    In Re: Deepwater Horizon

    In Re: Deepwater Horizon
    <> In Re: Deepwater Horizon - 1/9/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 12-30883. A Petition for Rehearing was denied in a narrow 7-6 En Banc consideration. The dissenting…
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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
  • Jan 26

    Police Officer as Expert at DMV Hearing

    Police Officer as Expert at DMV Hearing
    Q:  You are certified to administer the standardized field sobriety tests? A:  Yes. Q:  So you are familiar with the science behind the standardized field sobriety tests? A:  Yes. Q:  And you are aware that the tests…
  • Jan 22

    Refreshing Recollection at a DMV Hearing

    Refreshing Recollection at a DMV Hearing
    DEFENSE COUNSEL:  Objection. HEARING EXAMINER:  Basis? DEFENSE COUNSEL:  I would ask that the officer testify from memory and not read from his report. HEARING EXAMINER:  Officer, are you testifying from memory or are you…
  • Jan 19

    On The Criminal Defense Attorney Who “Knows” All The Prosecutor

    On The Criminal Defense Attorney Who “Knows” All The Prosecutor
    “I can get you a good deal because I know all the prosecutors.” This is what one of my competitors says to a potential client.  I know this because the client tells me.  She wants to know if I can get the same results…
Rank this Week: 671

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 

    &ldquo;His brain made him do it&rdquo; and so I feel much less empathy for him&nbsp;
    We’ve written about the brain based defenses a lot here. And here’s an article that may shed light on how the presentation of neural defenses could backfire on defense attorneys. First, let’s look at the research. The…
  • Jan 23

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?

    Wait! Could that be a&nbsp; lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?
    We know it’s important for you to keep up on new stereotype labels. You know what labels like metrosexual, hipster, and perhaps even lumberjack mean. But lumbersexual? Tom Puzak, over at GearJunkie wrote about it first a couple of weeks…
  • Jan 21

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones&nbsp; [and separation anxiety]
    Back in the early ‘90s, I had a job that required me to carry a beeper. The constant awareness that I was “on call” was a source of strain and led me to complain I was never really “off duty”. Flash forward to…
Rank this Week: 702

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jan 25

    A woman of many hat

    A woman of many hat
    This week I has mostly been knitting woolly hats. Well, one woolly hat, which looks quite nice but doesn’t entirely fit my actual head. Anyway it was a prototype – an exercise in establishing I have some capacity to knit a hat…
  • Jan 24

    Silent Witness Podcast

    Silent Witness Podcast
    @svphillimore and I spent our Friday night working out how to record a podcast, so that we could vent our respective spleens in a hopefully illuminating way about the Silent Witness child protection story line. You can listen to the podcast…
  • Jan 23

    Anonymous Committal

    Anonymous Committal
    Thurs 22 January 2015 : Daily Mail reports that “Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court in secret because naming her will lead to her daughter being identified” and “decision made after judge was…
Rank this Week: 696