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ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Sep 22

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago
    The ABA-sponsored annual National Institute on Class Actions is the premier CLE conference focusing on class action trends.  This year’s event will be held on October 23 and 24 in Chicago.  I will be participating on a panel…
  • Aug 7

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?
    After becoming one of the hottest trends during the latter part of the last decade, developments in international class action law have waned a bit over the past couple of years, but a new case may be changing that…
  • Jun 23

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision earlier today in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (Halliburton II), its most highly-anticipated class-action-related decision of the October 2013 term.  Those who…
Rank this Week: 637

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Sep 22

    Key Numbers in WestlawNext

    Key Numbers in WestlawNext
    When WestlawNext originally launched a number of years ago, I found it interesting that Topics and Key Numbers were less visible than they had been in Westlaw Classic.  It’s not that Topics and Key Numbers were gone–in fact,…
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution Day!

    Happy Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher, I’m drawn to thinking about the history and the sources surrounding important documents like…
  • Sep 10

    Legal Info. Overload

    Legal Info. Overload
    Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days – legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be overwhelming, especially for new researchers.  While the abundance of legal information…
Rank this Week: 640

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    The Guardian Newspaper Discusses The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

    The Guardian Newspaper Discusses The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina
    As my regular readers will know, the Startup Visa or lack thereof in the US, is something we feel very passionate about. Here is a compelling story from The Guardian newspaper discussing why the Startup Visa is necessary. Thank you to The…
  • Sep 14

    The Guardian Newspaper Discussing The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

    The Guardian Newspaper Discussing The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina
    As my regular readers will know, the Startup Visa or lack thereof in the US, is something we feel very passionate about. Here is a compelling story from The Guardian newspaper discussing why the Startup Visa is necessary. Thank you to The…
  • Sep 9

    October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The October 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances a month taking the priority date to 1 February…
Rank this Week: 638

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

Discusses issues of interest to foreigners relocating to or investing in Panama.

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Tax Havens: Here Are the World's Top 5

    Tax Havens: Here Are the World's Top 5
    According to Bloomberg TV the top 5 are:1) Switzerland2) Channel Islands3) Caribbean4) Hong Kong SAR5) USAShare |
  • Aug 25

    Panama joins Argentina and Turkey in FATF Grey List

    Panama joins Argentina and Turkey in FATF Grey List
    High-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictionsImproving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 27 June 2014Paris, 27 June 2014 - As part of its on-going review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has to date…
  • Aug 4

    Panama: The Way

    Panama: The Way
     This programme uncovers the real Panama, bringing both tourism and business opportunities to life. Explore new cultures and find exciting new discoveries and watch how modern infrastructure and innovative new developments are creating a…
Rank this Week: 643

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
  • Aug 6

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged…
Rank this Week: 642

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 634

Poppe Law Blog

Poppe Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, professional malpractice and unfair claims handling by insurance companies.

http://www.poppelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    KDMC Settles with U.S. and Kentucky Governments for Fraud

    KDMC Settles with U.S. and Kentucky Governments for Fraud
    King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky has agreed to pay $40.9 million to the United States and Kentucky governments to settle claims that it made millions of dollars by falsely billing Medicare and Medicaid and for…
  • Jun 11

    Semi-Truck Wreck Caused by Sleepless Driver

    Semi-Truck Wreck Caused by Sleepless Driver
    Comedian and star of “30 Rock,” Tracy Morgan, was involved in a semi-truck wreck this week.  The truck plowed into the rear end of a limousine bus Morgan and his friends were passengers in.  Tragically, comedian James…
  • Mar 13

    McDonald's Sued for Labor and Employment Violation

    McDonald's Sued for Labor and Employment Violation
    Multiple lawsuits were filed against McDonald’s and its franchises this week.  The suits allege McDonald’s violated the federal minimum wage of $7.25 as set by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuits allege…
Rank this Week: 627

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 625

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide…
Rank this Week: 633

Quitam Help

Quitam Help

Cover qui tam law and the process of bringing a case. By Getnick & Getnick.

http://www.quitamhelp.com/
  • Oct 30

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program
    The SEC announced that it will pay a whistleblower over $150,000 as a reward for bringing information to the Commission that resulted in a successful enforcement action.  Although the dollar amount may pale in comparison to the $14…
  • Oct 23

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million
    Just days before trial was set to begin in the Northern District of Ohio, Omnicare has agreed to pay $120 million to settle allegations that the pharmacy offered kickbacks to nursing homes.  According to the allegations, Omnicare…
  • Oct 22

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1
    Those who read this blog have long been aware of the effectiveness of the False Claims Act in returning money to the public fisc.  Previous reports had stated that the government recovered $15 for every dollar it spent on FCA…
Rank this Week: 636

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 632

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 631

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 635

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 1

    Desperately Seeking: Who is the Blonde Woman who first appears at 2:30 in the clip?

    Desperately Seeking: Who is the Blonde Woman who first appears at 2:30 in the clip?
    Guess I'm hooked. Who is she? She would have been born around 1956 at latest, I think....
  • Oct 1

    Double Bridge Publishing: Getting great writers to an ocean of readers.

    Double Bridge Publishing: Getting great writers to an ocean of readers.
    Double Bridge Publishing Company, Inc.. Double Bridge is a new online publishing service based in Washington, D.C. launched last month by Florida businessman Richard O'Brien. Double Bridge uses a crowdsourcing model to identify, evaluate,…
  • Sep 30

    The Rule

    The Rule
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
Rank this Week: 644

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Oct 1

    Se despide la Lcda. Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, presidenta del CAPR 2012-2014

    Se despide la Lcda. Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, presidenta del CAPR 2012-2014
    El licenciado Mark Anthony Bimbela juramentó como nuevo presidente del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico el pasado domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2014. La Lcda. Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, Presidenta 2012-2014, publicó hoy en…
  • Oct 1

    Estado, religión y derecho: una reflexión multidisciplinaria

    Estado, religión y derecho: una reflexión multidisciplinaria
    El jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2014 se estará celebrando la conferencia «Estado, religión y derecho: una reflexión multidisciplinaria» a las 7:00pm en el Aula Magna de la Escuela de Derecho de la…
  • Oct 1

    Región judicial de Mayagüez firma alianza cooperativa con Servicios Legale

    Región judicial de Mayagüez firma alianza cooperativa con Servicios Legale
    La Jueza Presidenta del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico, Hon. Liana Fiol Matta, visitó la semana pasada el Centro Judicial de Mayagüez. Uno de los proyectos que destacó fue el establecimiento de una alianza cooperativa con…
Rank this Week: 650

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Oct 1

    OCR and NIST Host Conference and Provide Insights on Safeguarding Health Information

    OCR and NIST Host Conference and Provide Insights on Safeguarding Health Information
    Government officials emphasized the importance of risk analysis and risk management in safeguarding PHI at the Seventh Annual “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance Through HIPAA Security” conference held from…
  • Sep 18

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit
    The 2009 HITECH Act mandated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights conduct periodic audits of covered entities and business associates for compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements. In…
  • Sep 16

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing
    On August 27, 2014, the National Institutes of Health issued a new Genomic Data Sharing Policy, which replaces the current genome-wide association study data policy that was instituted in 2007. The GDS Policy applies to all NIH-funded…
Rank this Week: 654

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 1

    When Plagiarism Becomes Personal

    When Plagiarism Becomes Personal
    With plagiarism, it's hard to separate one's feelings from the law, especially when it involves taking your work and turning into erotic fiction.
  • Oct 1

    3 Count: Hacked Up

    3 Count: Hacked Up
    Four men arrested for hacking and stealing copyrighted works, Wounded Warrior project sues similar charity and CD ripping now legal in the UK.
  • Sep 30

    Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA

    Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA
    Grooveshark suffered a courtroom defeat today. While the lawsuit isn't over, it's time to take a look at the service and what it means for the DMCA.
Rank this Week: 645

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Jahi McMath "Doing Well" 10 Months after Death

    Jahi McMath "Doing Well" 10 Months after Death
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network just released this update on Jahi McMath. "We are often asked and receive frequent emails from supporters wanting to know about Jahi McMath, so I wanted to give a quick update. It has been almost 10…
  • Sep 30

    Judge Orders Baby Off Life Support, Despite Mom's Objection

    Judge Orders Baby Off Life Support, Despite Mom's Objection
    Today, Ms Justice Russell (Family Division, UK High Court) ruled that a one-year-old boy with brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite his parents' pleas to keep him alive.  (Daily Mail…
  • Sep 28

    Festering Mistrust over Brain Death

    Festering Mistrust over Brain Death
    I was disappointed to see this newsletter article from the Life Issues Institute and the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network titled "The Market for Brain Death."   The primary focus seems to be on aid in dying, particularly…
Rank this Week: 652

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

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

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?
    By Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen by a debt collector who was awarded a judgment against you in a lawsuit on an old debt.  You just got paid and you need that…
  • Sep 24

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short) regulates the collection of consumer debts by third party debt collectors.  The FDCPA precludes debt collectors from…
  • Sep 22

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a judgment is with a frozen or “restrained” bank account.  Often, a consumer doesn’t even know he or she has been sued…
Rank this Week: 656

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Sep 26

    Artificial Inflation in Question for an ETF at Bill Gross’s Firm

    Artificial Inflation in Question for an ETF at Bill Gross’s Firm
    Pacific Investment Management Company is under SEC investigation for possibly artificially boosting the returns of a popular fund aimed at small investors. The heady performance of the ETF raised questions among some of Pimco’s clients…
  • Sep 19

    Nation’s Biggest Pension Fund makes Big Decision

    Nation’s Biggest Pension Fund makes Big Decision
    Concerns that investments are too complicated and expensive, the nation’s largest pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, will eliminate all of its hedge fund investments over the next year. Overseeing…
  • Aug 29

    FINRA has Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Hot Water

    FINRA has Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Hot Water
    Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is being fined $1.85 million for best execution and supervisory violations in non-convertible preferred securities transactions. They also ordered Citigroup to pay more than $638,000 in compensation, plus…
Rank this Week: 653

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 16

    DUI

    DUI
    In 1993 I was in a car accident.  Later in that year after I moved 8 hours away from the occurrence, little did I know, I was issued a ticket 5 months later that stated “warrant issued for arrest”. I […] The post DUI…
  • Sep 9

    When Things Went Wrong

    When Things Went Wrong
    Back in August of 2011, I got jumped by a male and a female while I was pregnant. Their mother stood there and watched. She told them to do it in the first place. They were trying to get money […] The post When Things Went Wrong…
  • Aug 8

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite
    I was convicted in 1999 and ever since then with my 3 felonies i cant find a job, only crappy minimum wage crap. i tried a pardon and it didnt work and then i tried getting an attorney who said […] The post Michigan Ruled by the Elite…
Rank this Week: 648

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
  • May 14

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
Rank this Week: 647

Oklahoma Law Blog

Oklahoma Law Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury and other legal topics. By Atkins and Markoff.

http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 6

    Testosterone Supplements/Low-T Drugs Could Cause Heart Event

    Testosterone Supplements/Low-T Drugs Could Cause Heart Event
    Recent studies indicate that testosterone supplements or "low-T" drugs, as they're often called, could be linked to serious heart events in men such as heart attack and stroke. Some bodies of research indicate that the risk is significant…
  • Feb 24

    Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Why Some Are Moving to Ban Them.

    Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Why Some Are Moving to Ban Them.
    Electronic cigarettes or "e-cigarettes" have risen to popularity within the last few years, although early forms of e-cigarettes date back to 1963. These devices have become so commonplace that it would not be surprising to sit next to…
  • Feb 3

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46 of Apparent Heroin Overdose

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46 of Apparent Heroin Overdose
    While the official cause of death cannot be confirmed until a full autopsy is performed, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose. He was found dead in his West Village apartment with 50 bags of heroin,…
Rank this Week: 651

Miami Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal law issues associated with resorts and the hospitality industry. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

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

    Legislatures are attempting to Stiffen Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Car Accident

    Legislatures are attempting to Stiffen Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Car Accident
    South Florida has a serious problem when it comes to fatal hit and run car accidents. Last year alone there were over 70,000 hit and run crashes in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were 330 fatalities combined in 2011…
  • Oct 25

    Traumatic Drowning at Sea

    Traumatic Drowning at Sea
    Another traumatic accident has plagued the cruise ship industry, as a young boy of six years old accidently drowned to death. Qwentyn Hunter's family was supposed to be enjoying a four-day cruise through the Caribbean, when suddenly…
  • Aug 23

    Parasailing Accident Heightens the Need for Reform

    Parasailing Accident Heightens the Need for Reform
    The state of Florida has failed to pass legislation, which would enact regulations for the parasailing industry. This is extremely troubling to native Floridians and tourist, who are looking to experience the thrill of parasailing. Since 1998…
Rank this Week: 655

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

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

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 646

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    An Attorney's Blushworthy Review of The Rainmaker Retreat

    An Attorney's Blushworthy Review of The Rainmaker Retreat
    I am not a shy person, but even I was blushing when I received a glowing review on my LinkedIn page from an attorney who attended our Miami Rainmaker Retreat a couple of weeks ago. I share it here not solely to toot my own horn, but to…
  • Sep 30

    Why Aren't Lawyers Getting Paid?

    Why Aren't Lawyers Getting Paid?
    A recent LexisNexis survey of 309 U.S.-based law firms -- 75% of which were firms with less than 10 attorneys -- reports that 39% of a typical practice’s client accounts are past due. And of these past due accounts, only half are likely…
  • Sep 29

    How Just 45 Minutes a Month Will Net You More New Clients and Repeat Busine

    How Just 45 Minutes a Month Will Net You More New Clients and Repeat Busine
    Do you (or someone in your firm) have 45 minutes each month to dedicate to a proven marketing tactic that will bring you more clients and increase your repeat business?  I can’t imagine anyone saying “no”. Then you need…
Rank this Week: 681

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Oct 1

    Julie Fernandes, ’94: Building a Career from One Interesting Job to the Next

    Julie Fernandes, ’94: Building a Career from One Interesting Job to the Next
    Not long after she graduated from the College at the University of Chicago in 1987, Julie Fernandes, ’94, met an influential mentor, the Chicago civil rights leader Al Raby, who gave her some life-shaping advice: “He told me,…
  • Sep 30

    Sharon Zezima, ’89: Relishing Doing on “M&A Work on Steroids”

    Sharon Zezima, ’89: Relishing Doing on “M&A Work on Steroids”
    Earlier this year, Sharon Zezima, ’89, led the legal team for the initial public stock offering (IPO) of GoPro, Inc., the high-flying San Mateo, California–based company that she joined last September as General Counsel and…
  • Sep 29

    Roger E. Reynolds, '61, 1936-2014

    Roger E. Reynolds, '61, 1936-2014
    Original source:  http://www.pims.ca/academics/news-and-announcements/post/roger-e-reynold... It is with sadness that the Council of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies reports the passing…
Rank this Week: 682

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

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

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 665

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    Board Communications and E-mail

    Board Communications and E-mail
    In 2012, the Colorado legislature changed the laws governing community association records, including requirements that Board members' e-mail addresses be retained as official records.  At first, many of our clients balked at the new…
  • Sep 26

    They Aren't As Bad as You Might Be Lead to Believe

    They Aren't As Bad as You Might Be Lead to Believe
    We all know that everybody hates their homeowners association - or do we? Many people might be surprised, particularly those who do hate their associations and think that everybody thinks the way they do, and maybe our state legislators, who…
  • Sep 24

    Community Association Managers - Topics to Study for Colorado Law Test

    Community Association Managers - Topics to Study for Colorado Law Test
    Community Association managers in Colorado know that licensure is just around the corner.  Beginning on July 1, 2015, every community association manager in Colorado must be licensed by the Colorado Division of Real Estate.  Part of…
Rank this Week: 670

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 1

    Board ALJ Nixes Burger King Access Policy

    Board ALJ Nixes Burger King Access Policy
    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan determined this week that a Detroit-area Burger King franchisee violated the National Labor Relations Act by barring off-duty employees from its premises.  The…
  • Sep 30

    NLRB Postpones Creation Of Employee Right To Use Employer E-Mail For Union Activity

    NLRB Postpones Creation Of Employee Right To Use Employer E-Mail For Union Activity
    On April 30, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board invited submission of amicus briefs in the case of Purple Communications, Inc. (Cases 21-CA-095151; 21-RC-091531; and 21-RC-091584), as it considered whether to overrule precedent to…
  • Sep 30

    Bravo Media Hit With ULP Charge

    Bravo Media Hit With ULP Charge
    Yesterday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees filed unfair labor practice charges against Bravo Media with the National Labor Relations Board.  In pertinent part, the charge alleges that Bravo threatened to fire the…
Rank this Week: 678

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 685

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Surplus Lines Insurance - Beware

    Surplus Lines Insurance - Beware
    De Soto insurance lawyers who know, will tell you to be aware of surplus lines insurance. These policies often have exclusions to such a degree as to make the insurance meaningless. A 2014, opinion issued by the Dallas Court of...
  • Sep 28

    Insurance Prompt Pay Problems With PIP

    Insurance Prompt Pay Problems With PIP
    Lake Worth insurance lawyers handling Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage may find this Texas Supreme Court case interesting. The opinion was issued in 2001, and the style of the case is, Allstate Insurance Company v. Bonner. Here is…
  • Sep 27

    Read The Policy

    Read The Policy
    Arlington insurance law lawyers will tell you to read your insurance policy when you get it. The Insurance Journal published a story that illustrates why. The title of the article is, "Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Importance Of Reading…
Rank this Week: 683

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Alabama Band Teacher Accused of “Bondage Sex” With Student

    Alabama Band Teacher Accused of “Bondage Sex” With Student
    Sex crimes allegations and charges will often arise between students and teachers, students and coaches or other authorities. In a high-profile case, an Alabama high school band teacher has been accused of forcing at least 8 female students…
  • Sep 25

    Alabama Student Fabricated Sexual Assault and Kidnapping

    Alabama Student Fabricated Sexual Assault and Kidnapping
    False accusations can severely impact the lives of the accused and tie up valuable resources. In a recent and highly publicized Alabama case, a University of Alabama student falsified a report that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted.…
  • Sep 21

    United States v. Meidel: Motions to Suppress Evidence in Felon in Possession of Firearms Case

    United States v. Meidel: Motions to Suppress Evidence in Felon in Possession of Firearms Case
    United States v. Meidel, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, involved a man (“Defendant”) who neighbors complained was firing a gun in the direction of nearby houses. Police performed a…
Rank this Week: 667

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Sep 29

    Good advice about paragraphing

    Good advice about paragraphing
    Phillip Sparkes offers some good advice about paragraphing his recent article, Thinking in Paragraphs. He explains that we see paragraphs more than we hear them. Concerning length, he states, "A good paragraph is as long as it needs to…
  • Sep 22

    The legal memorandum is not dead

    The legal memorandum is not dead
    Stetson's Kirsten Davis recently published an article arguing that the traditional legal memorandum is not dead. While some lawyers may read a memo on a computer screen instead of on paper, Davis argues that on-screen reading does not change…
  • Sep 19

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor
    Professors Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat of Berkeley have posted a new article pointing out flaws in the use of student evaluations of professors. Among their criticisms, they point our biases in the ratings and argue that students…
Rank this Week: 672

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 28

    Page Pate comments on DA’s decision not to seek the death penalty in Justin Ross Harris case

    Page Pate comments on DA’s decision not to seek the death penalty in Justin Ross Harris case
    The post Page Pate comments on DA’s decision not to seek the death penalty in Justin Ross Harris case appeared first on .
  • Sep 21

    Georgia Drug Crimes: Drug Charges and Common Defense

    Georgia Drug Crimes: Drug Charges and Common Defense
    Page Pate discusses the different types of drug crimes in Georgia and some defense our firm has used to win these cases at trial.   Over the past 20 years,… read more → The post Georgia Drug Crimes: Drug Charges and Common…
  • Sep 9

    Hot Car Death Case Moves Forward

    Hot Car Death Case Moves Forward
    Page Pate joins CNN New Day Weekend in Atlanta with Christi Paul and Martin Savidge to discuss the grand jury indictment against Justin Ross Harris for the death of his… read more → The post Hot Car Death Case Moves Forward…
Rank this Week: 680

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Sep 27

    MISSION CREEP COSTS A SECTION 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION ITS EXEMPTION

    MISSION CREEP COSTS A SECTION 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION ITS EXEMPTION
    SUMMARY: A change in function of a Section 501(c)(3) organization results in the IRS revoking its exemption. To receive Section 501(c)(3) status, exempt organizations apply for exemption from the IRS. The exemption application provides…
  • Sep 25

    NO INFORMAL ABANDONMENT OF RESIDENCY ALLOWED

    NO INFORMAL ABANDONMENT OF RESIDENCY ALLOWED
      SUMMARY: The Tax Court rules against informal abandonment of resident status. Individuals who are admitted to the US as lawful permanent residents ("green card" holders) are treated as U.S. residents for income tax purposes. Code…
  • Sep 20

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–OCTOBER 2014

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–OCTOBER 2014
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Rank this Week: 668

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Martin Law's Matt Wilson Talks Certification on 'CBS 3'

    Martin Law's Matt Wilson Talks Certification on 'CBS 3'
    On September 25, Matthew Wilson made an appearance on CBS 3's Talk Philly to talk with Pat Ciarrocchi about the importance of certification when it comes to choosing an attorney for your workers' compensation case.  So Why Is…
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Court: No worker’s comp coverage for Ayurvedic medicine

    Appellate Court: No worker’s comp coverage for Ayurvedic medicine
    Many people who suffer severe injuries find that traditional medical treatments such as medication, injections, surgery and physical therapy do not always go far enough. To supplement these treatments, they may turn to acupuncture, massage…
  • Sep 17

    Construction workers and musculoskeletal injurie

    Construction workers and musculoskeletal injurie
    One of the most common injuries to construction workers often has the quietest beginnings.  Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage and spinal disks. These injuries can develop from single accidents such…
Rank this Week: 658

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    An Illinois  compounding pharmacy is…

    An Illinois  compounding pharmacy is recalling a long list of drugs shipped to medical offices and patients in six states because the drugs-- which are inhaled, injected or used as eye drops-- may not be sterile.Martin Avenue…
  • Sep 22

    Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Potentially Contaminated Drug Product

    Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Potentially Contaminated Drug Product
    Pharmacy Creations has voluntarily recalled four product lots (see below) following testing results conducted by Front Range, Inc., its former independent testing laboratory, that indicated that the product lots may have the potential of not…
  • Sep 22

    Dried fish shipped nationwide recalled due to potential for botulism

    Dried fish shipped nationwide recalled due to potential for botulism
    A Brooklyn-based importer is recalling certain packages of its dried vobla -- a type of fish -- because they may be contaminated with the spores that cause…
Rank this Week: 677

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Governor Brown vetoes SB 1151, a bipartisan school zone safety bill

    Governor Brown vetoes SB 1151, a bipartisan school zone safety bill
    Last Friday, Governor Brown vetoed SB 1151, a bill that would have increased traffic fines in school zones and used these funds for active transportation investments. The bill had unanimous, bipartisan support in both houses and all…
  • Sep 19

    ‘Three Feet for Safety Act’ now in effect

    ‘Three Feet for Safety Act’ now in effect
    By now you’ve probably already heard that the Three Feet for Safety Act went into effect on Tuesday. The bill, which was finally signed by Governor Brown last year, was the result of significant work from groups like the California…
  • Aug 27

    The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about

    The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about
    Shortcomings in health care delivery at Veterans Health Administration (VA) clinics and hospitals have been much in the news for the past year. Hopefully, the widespread publicity about these problems, and the resulting Congressional…
Rank this Week: 671

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 662

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 16

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce
    Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in my client’s same sex divorce matter.  The parties married in Massachusetts, moved to Florida, came to a full settlement agreement via the Collaborative…
  • Aug 28

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court
    Can two women who were married in Massachusetts but now are residents of Florida divorce in Florida?  That is the question that my Tampa client and her wife were looking to have answered in the affirmative.  The trial judge…
  • Aug 23

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure
    When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings…
Rank this Week: 676

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Sep 12

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September
    Mercer & Hole Private Client Partner, Lisa Spearman is speaking at an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) online webinar on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), from 10am – 11am, on Friday…
  • Sep 9

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)
    Over the years we have seen a number of tax breaks for investors in business start up schemes. With effect from 6 April 2014, the government has now introduced a scheme to specifically encourage investment in social enterprises. There are tax…
  • Sep 8

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough
    The recent buckley case served as a reminder for all attorneys when dealing with the financial affairs of donors. the court’s guidance suggests a wider application of attorney’s fiduciary duties and all should be alert to how they…
Rank this Week: 657

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 684