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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: 544

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: 563

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 577

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: 615

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 30

    2014 List: Wild Men. Wild Women.

    2014 List: Wild Men. Wild Women.
    Wild Men. Wild Women. The Rankings 1 through 100 as this blog sees them in 2014. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build...
  • Oct 29

    November 16: NYC screening of "The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest", a film about criminal justice.

    November 16: NYC screening of "The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest", a film about criminal justice.
    If you are criminal defense lawyer, this will interest you. Other screening locations, which include law schools, are below. The NYC screening of Gabriel London's documentary "The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest" is November 16, 9:30…
  • Oct 28

    2014 List: Wild Men. Wild Women.

    2014 List: Wild Men. Wild Women.
    Wild Men. Wild Women. They are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. They don't care what you think. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the…
Rank this Week: 732

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 647

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    To Help 'Em Be the Best They Can

    To Help 'Em Be the Best They Can
    Blawgs come and go with distressing speed.  Keeping one going requires, among other things, a certain amount of time.  That's especially true if the idea is actually to serve as a clearinghouse for developments in a particular…
  • Oct 26

    On Pissing Off the Powers That Be

    On Pissing Off the Powers That Be
    The problem was that I knew about this obscure case.  It was unreported, which meant that back in the day it was tricky to find, and even among the unreported it was obscure.   But it was from my particular intermediate appellate…
  • Oct 22

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame
    On November 7, 2011, counsel for Gilbert filed a no-error brief pursuant to Anders v.California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396 (1967). On March 30, 2012, the majority ordered briefing on the issues of whether the trial court had the…
Rank this Week: 636

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 29

    The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate

    The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate
    And in the end, we are at the point where we started – a state that is narrowly divided when it comes to the total number of people on each side of its politics and deeply divided when it comes to how strongly people feel about key…
  • Oct 29

    Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law

    Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law
    Professor Nadelle Grossman has a forthcoming book chapter entitled “Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law” in the Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman…
  • Oct 28

    An Interview with Professor Linda Edward

    An Interview with Professor Linda Edward
    This fall, Professor Linda Edwards joins Marquette Law School as the Robert F. Boden Visiting Professor of Law.  She is the E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at UNLV. You have written a wonderful book on the great briefs. What…
Rank this Week: 780

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS
    Angela Scarduzio           In New York, torturing, unjustifiably injuring, mutilating, or willfully furthering any act of cruelty to any animal is a violation of the state’s animal cruelty statute. N.Y.…
  • Oct 29

    Animal Law Writing Contest

    Animal Law Writing Contest
    David Cassuto From the email: The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers’ Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
Rank this Week: 704

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    South Florida Man Receives 2 Years in Prison for Unemployment Fraud

    South Florida Man Receives 2 Years in Prison for Unemployment Fraud
    A South Florida man has been sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for stealing thousands of dollars in state unemployment insurance. A federal judge also ordered the 24-year-old Miami man to pay more than $60,000 in restitution…
  • Oct 24

    13-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Charged as Adult in Murder

    13-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Charged as Adult in Murder
    State Attorney Angela Corey announced Thursday afternoon that she is prosecuting a 13-year-old boy accused of second-degree murder of a homeless Jacksonville man as an adult. This is the second time she’s charged a young juvenile with…
  • Oct 20

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward
    During the beginning of the war on drugs, young African Americans heard rumors of government involvement in the crack-cocaine explosion that outraged LA’s black community. Although it was not openly talked about in the media in the…
Rank this Week: 720

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 663

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 29

    Murder Convictions Vacated for Two Washington, D.C. Men

    Murder Convictions Vacated for Two Washington, D.C. Men
    A decade after Gary Gathers and Keith Mitchell were convicted of murder, a Washington, D.C. appeals court reversed their convictions Wednesday, finding that prosecutors relied on false evidence at trial. The Legal Times reported that the…
  • Oct 28

    Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Year

    Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Year
    Photo: Stanley Mozee (left) and Dennis Allen (right) are greeted by family, supporters and the media after being released in Dallas Tuesday. (Credit: Lara Solt) Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee walked out of a Dallas County courtroom…
  • Oct 27

    Wide Reach of Wrongful Conviction

    Wide Reach of Wrongful Conviction
    Twenty years ago, Jennifer Thompson was a college student when she was sexually assaulted in her North Carolina apartment and burglarized. The following month, Thompson identified Ronald Cotton as the assailant and he was eventually convicted…
Rank this Week: 764

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 684

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Oct 29

    Insights About Future Use of Protected Health Information Under HIPAA

    Insights About Future Use of Protected Health Information Under HIPAA
    How will Protected Health Information (PHI) be used in the future? Reed Smith partner Brad Rostolsky strives to answer this question in “HIPAA Enforcement: The Next Step,” an interview and accompanying article that appeared…
  • Oct 22

    Reed Smith Team Analyzes OIG's Proposed Rule Amending Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMP Rules & Gainsharing Regulation

    Reed Smith Team Analyzes OIG's Proposed Rule Amending Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMP Rules & Gainsharing Regulation
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services published a major proposed rule on October 3, 2014 amending the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbors and the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) rules to…
  • Oct 16

    Recognition of Preemption For Design Defect Claim

    Recognition of Preemption For Design Defect Claim
    Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, Reed Smith partner Eric Alexander calls attention to Booker v. Johnson & Johnson, 2014 WL 5113305 (N.D. Ohio Oct. 10, 2014), a recent decision from the Ortho Evra multi-district litigation (MDL)…
Rank this Week: 692

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Oct 29

    The Road To Popehat: Spooky Edition

    The Road To Popehat: Spooky Edition
    It's time once again for the Road to Popehat: the feature in which we check out the traffic logs, see what searches brought you here, and ask ourselves "would a zombie apocalypse really be so bad and/or immediately recognizable?" speeches…
  • Oct 29

    With Apologies To Black Sabbath

    With Apologies To Black Sabbath
    ALRIGHT NOW! Won't you listen to me? When I first met you, didn't realize Can't buy a condom, for Cory Gardner's lies. He weirded the weather, in my clime. Cut my brother's Pell Grant, him and his kind. OH YEAH NOW! Treasury was empty,…
  • Oct 26

    Ten Short Rants About #GamerGate

    Ten Short Rants About #GamerGate
    If you know what #GamerGate is, I don't have to tell you. If you don't know what #GamerGate is, any description I give you will be attacked by hordes of partisans saying that I have described it unfairly and that the sources I have linked are…
Rank this Week: 654

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Assistant AG Lauds Cybersecurity Planning, Cooperation

    Assistant AG Lauds Cybersecurity Planning, Cooperation
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amy Leisinger, J.D.In remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Third Annual Cybersecurity Summit today, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin highlighted the…
  • Oct 28

    Entire Fairness Review Not Triggered Where Investment Firm Was Not Controlling Stockholder

    Entire Fairness Review Not Triggered Where Investment Firm Was Not Controlling Stockholder
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Lene Powell, J.D.The Delaware Chancery court dismissed a shareholder challenge to the merger of two oil and gas companies, finding that entire fairness review was not…
  • Oct 27

    Key Senators Say CFTC Must Work with FERC on Oversight of Energy Market

    Key Senators Say CFTC Must Work with FERC on Oversight of Energy Market
    Three U.S. Senators are profoundly disappointed by the CFTC’s settlement with a former hedge fund trader who sold massive volumes of futures contracts in order to manipulate the price of natural gas and make illicit profits. In a letter…
Rank this Week: 791

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Oct 29

    Failure to Argue Waives Infringement on Proper Claim Construction

    Failure to Argue Waives Infringement on Proper Claim Construction
    Recently, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in CardSoft v. Verifone, in which the Court overturned the district court’s claim construction. Overturning a district court’s claim construction is hardly unusual, and perhaps more…
  • Oct 27

    Big Tech Turns to Biometric Innovation

    Big Tech Turns to Biometric Innovation
    Over on IPWatchdog.com, I publish what we call Companies that We Follow. The goal is to look for interesting new technologies by exploring what some of the most innovative companies in the world are working on. After a while, you see a…
  • Oct 24

    False Statements to CAFC Lead to Attorney Discipline

    False Statements to CAFC Lead to Attorney Discipline
    Each year, PLI holds its annual Patent Litigation seminar. I will be speaking at the New York Patent Litigation 2014 program, which will take place from November 10-11, 2014. There will be an earlier presentation of the program…
Rank this Week: 664

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 29

    Extra DUI Patrols Likely on Halloween Weekend in Minnesota

    Extra DUI Patrols Likely on Halloween Weekend in Minnesota
    Although there has yet to be an official announcement from the Sheriff’s Office or the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, it’s well speculated that Minnesota troopers will once again be conducting…
  • Oct 28

    Crime Rates Surge in South Minneapoli

    Crime Rates Surge in South Minneapoli
    An analysis of police statistics revealed that some historically safe South Minneapolis neighborhoods have seen a noticeable uptick in violent crime in the past year. The Lake Nokomis neighborhood saw the biggest spike in crime, as violent…
  • Oct 27

    New Police Weapon Technology on the Horizon

    New Police Weapon Technology on the Horizon
    In an effort to quell concerns about policy brutality and use of deadly force, a Silicon Valley company has developed a new technology that will allow law enforcement to track when a gun is pulled from its holster, as well as when a weapon is…
Rank this Week: 803

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 29

    Money Talks, Defendants Don’t Walk

    Money Talks, Defendants Don’t Walk
    Another day, another chilling study about the corrosive effects big money has on our electoral system. What makes this one noteworthy is that it’s not another “shocking” expose about how our politicians are bought and paid…
  • Oct 28

    The Strange Case of the Fake Chinese Island Chain

    The Strange Case of the Fake Chinese Island Chain
    Over the past two years, China has pursued agenda to strategically grow their power by constructing fake islands in the South China Sea. The country is staking claim on islands that they have little rights to near the Philippines, Malaysia,…
  • Oct 27

    One Country, Two Belief

    One Country, Two Belief
    The protests continue in Central Hong Kong this week, despite the increasingly forceful dispersal attempts by the city’s police.  Pepper spray, billy clubs and even dogs have been used with only temporary success, as video and…
Rank this Week: 650

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    EPA Provides Additional Clean Power Plan Information & Comment

    EPA Provides Additional Clean Power Plan Information & Comment
    EPA Provides Additional Information on Clean Power Plan & requests public comment on additional information and proposes carbon goals for areas in Indian Country and U.S. Territories - EPA is making additional information and…
  • Oct 28

    Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

    Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project
    Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced Oct. 24, that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has…
  • Oct 27

    Encouraging Ending to Bonn Talks as World Readies for Lima UN Climate Conference

    Encouraging Ending to Bonn Talks as World Readies for Lima UN Climate Conference
    Encouraging Ending to Bonn Talks as World Readies for Lima UN Climate Conference -  The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) says: A positive stage has been set for the UN climate convention conference in…
Rank this Week: 782

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Oct 29

    CASL software provisions & CRTC interpretation

    CASL software provisions & CRTC interpretation
    In addition to the anti spam provisions of CASL, it contains provisions against malware starting in January 2015. It imposes disclosure and consent requirements for software providers in certain situations. Unfortunately, those provisions are…
  • Oct 15

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived
    Anyone who wants the latest and greatest tablet is in luck. Google just announced the release of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and a new Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone, and Nexus Player streaming media player.  Lollipop will…
  • Oct 14

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend
    Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) performs with Orchestra London this Friday and Saturday night in his first ever performance with an orchestra. More info is in James Reaney’s column where he says: A new project,…
Rank this Week: 659

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    New Procedures for Getting DUI Videos from Florida Highway Patrol

    New Procedures for Getting DUI Videos from Florida Highway Patrol
    It has always been difficult to get the DUI arrest videos from the Florida Highway Patrol. In many of these cases the defense attorney ends up filing a motion to compel the prosecutor to provide the video. The court then orders the prosecutor…
  • Oct 20

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
    Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. Below is a quick summary of the statutory maximum penalties allowed under Florida law for different…
  • Aug 29

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage
    The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get notice when the machines suffer from serious…
Rank this Week: 666

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 768

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Oct 29

    Utah: Complaint Must Allege Either A Physical Or Regulatory Taking To Avoid Dismissal

    Utah: Complaint Must Allege Either A Physical Or Regulatory Taking To Avoid Dismissal
    Utah seized a failing bank without notice to the bank, and appointed the FDIC receiver. The bank owners sued for a bunch of things, including a taking under the state constitution. The trial court dismissed for failure to state a claim…
  • Oct 24

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"
    We're tied up today and don't have time to do any analysis, so we post this without comment: Bowman v. California Coastal Comm'n, No. B243015 (Oct. 23, 2014), wherein the court held: In Kleiniecke v. Montecito Water District (1983) 147…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz
    It cost a lot to live in San Francisco, these days. A whole lot, whether you own, or rent. If you're a renter, however, you should hope and pray that your landlord wants out of the rental business. Because under a San Francisco ordinance,…
Rank this Week: 691

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Oct 29

    Some Myths About Trust

    Some Myths About Trust
    Lots of people misunderstand how trusts work. And there are several common myths about trusts that should be dispelled. #117455432 / gettyimages.com Three of these myths, according to a story on dailyfinance.com, are: Trusts are only for the…
  • Oct 22

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich
    A common misconception holds that estate planning is only for the wealthy, as a way to save on taxes. An article on cnbc.com says that nothing could be further from the truth. Estate planning is all about giving what you want to whom you…
  • Oct 15

    What To Consider When Picking Heir

    What To Consider When Picking Heir
    Who is going to get your money when you die? A story in Forbes says the most difficult part of estate planning is determining who gets what and when. The article says the process is emotional and involves a number of trade offs. It suggests…
Rank this Week: 667

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Oct 29

    DePuy Wins First Bellwether Suit Against Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implant

    DePuy Wins First Bellwether Suit Against Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implant
    DePuy Orthopedics Found Not Liable for Personal Injury in First Bellwether Case Against Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implant On Thursday, October 23rd, a jury found DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, not…
  • Oct 28

    Labor Violations Class Action Against NBCUniversal Settled

    Labor Violations Class Action Against NBCUniversal Settled
    Former Interns Agree to Settle with NBCUniversal in Labor Violations Class Action Lawsuit A group of former interns for NBCUniversal have agreed to settle the labor violations class action lawsuit they brought against the company,…
  • Oct 27

    J&J Accused of Ignoring DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implant Failure

    J&J Accused of Ignoring DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implant Failure
    Jury Hears Arguments Against J&J and DePuy for Ignoring All-Metal Hip Implant Failures for Profit As the 7-week personal injury trial of plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli against DePuy’s all-metal Pinnacle hip implant continues, the…
Rank this Week: 707

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 29

    Union Campaign Heats Up At B’more Jimmy John

    Union Campaign Heats Up At B’more Jimmy John
    The Baltimore City Paper reports that less than two weeks ago, Jimmy Johns employees working in Baltimore, MD formed an informational picket outside of a Jimmy Johns franchise in order to demand higher wages from their employer.  The…
  • Oct 28

    Board Orders Hotel To Pay Union’s Bargaining And Litigation Cost

    Board Orders Hotel To Pay Union’s Bargaining And Litigation Cost
    In a decision issued last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board slammed a Hawaii hotelier for repeatedly violating the National Labor Relations Act over the past decade.   Issued by a full five-member Board, the decision…
  • Oct 27

    Capital Bikeshare Employees Look To Unionize

    Capital Bikeshare Employees Look To Unionize
    The Washington Post reports that Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare Program is in the midst of a union organizing campaign.  Organizers have been speaking to employees and have been soliciting authorization card signatures for the…
Rank this Week: 637

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 643

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    The Hedging of Work Comp

    The Hedging of Work Comp
    Workers' compensation, like most property and casualty lines of insurance, goes through a cycle. Work comp in particular for many states seems tied to a seven to ten year cycle of "hard" versus "soft" markets.A "hard" market is where the…
  • Oct 28

    Mandatory UR?

    Mandatory UR?
    Perhaps one of the reasons that the California workers' compensation system spends so much on cost containment services is because there are no incentives not to spend so much.In other words, the folks that benefit the most from cost…
  • Oct 27

    Don't Believe Expert

    Don't Believe Expert
    While in Austin, TX for a little bit of family and a little bit of business, I arranged some personal time, setting aside Saturday morning for a bicycle ride.I reserved a bike at a shop near where I was staying in Lakeway, TX, just "up the…
Rank this Week: 760

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Oct 29

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack
    Pre-packs are a contentious rescue tool in the UK and the Netherlands due to the inherent conflict between the transparency sought by many stakeholders and the loss of value triggered by the opening of a formal insolvency procedure. There is…
  • Oct 22

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey
    Turkey and Istanbul are both highly connected, as you might expect with their being on ancient trade routes and on Europe’s border with Asia. Turkish Airlines flies to more capital cities than any other airline (its London Gatwick…
  • Oct 15

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe
    A new European approach to insolvency was the theme of INSOL Europe’s 2014 annual congress in Istanbul This is the first of a series of posts inspired by the conference presentations. The new approach celebrates what Europe’s…
Rank this Week: 736

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Oct 29

    Submissions outside the pleadings on a 3211(a)(7) motion.

    Submissions outside the pleadings on a 3211(a)(7) motion.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division determined that the motion court improperly considered affidavits and deposition testimony submitted by defendant in deciding its CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss the complaint.  The…
  • Oct 28

    Denial of summary judgment in an action resulting from a motor vehicle accident.

    Denial of summary judgment in an action resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court and denied the motion for summary judgment as to defendant's liability in the underlying motor vehicle accident. As plaintiff, in support of the motion, submitted and…
  • Oct 27

    Dismissal of a Labor Law 241(6) claim.

    Dismissal of a Labor Law 241(6) claim.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division determined that the motion court should have granted those branches of defendants' cross motion which were for summary judgment dismissing, insofar as asserted against them, the cause of action …
Rank this Week: 679

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Oct 28

    FTC and Bayer Head for a Show-Down

    FTC and Bayer Head for a Show-Down
    By Jennifer M. Thomas – Around this time last month, we wrote about the government’s motion for an order to show cause in United States v. Bayer, and the potential lessons to be gleaned from that case. Bayer entered into...
  • Oct 28

    CDRH Holds Webinar on Draft LDT Guidances – Highlights that Guidances Hold More Questions than Answer

    CDRH Holds Webinar on Draft LDT Guidances – Highlights that Guidances Hold More Questions than Answer
    By Allyson B. Mullen & Jeff N. Gibbs – On October 23, 2014, CDRH held a webinar regarding the two Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT) draft Guidance Documents that were released on October 3 (previously blogged on here and here). The...
  • Oct 27

    FDA Makes Educational Push on Mislabeling of Seafood

    FDA Makes Educational Push on Mislabeling of Seafood
    By Ricardo Carvajal - FDA released an online learning module intended “to help the seafood industry, retailers, and state regulators ensure the proper labeling of seafood products offered for sale in the U.S. marketplace.” The learning…
Rank this Week: 783

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Red Robin Restaurant Hepatitis A Exposure Class Action lawsuit – Missouri (2014)

    Red Robin Restaurant Hepatitis A Exposure Class Action lawsuit – Missouri (2014)
    Springfield Missouri Health officials administered more than 5,000 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. On May 20, 2014, health department officials learned of a food service worker at the Red... Continue Reading
  • Sep 27

    Hepatitis A Cluster in Alabama

    Hepatitis A Cluster in Alabama
    The Alabama Department of Public Health is investigating three cases of hepatitis A in Clarke County in southwest Alabama. The department says two of the cases involve people who have... Continue Reading
  • Sep 25

    165 Sick with Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend

    165 Sick with Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend
    165 people were confirmed to have become ill from hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’ in 10 states: Arizona (24), California (80), Colorado (29), Hawaii (8), New... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 670

Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    VR Green Farms Botulism Outbreak Lawsuit – California (2014)

    VR Green Farms Botulism Outbreak Lawsuit – California (2014)
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have... Continue Reading
  • Oct 12

    Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recalled

    Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recalled
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto sauce because it may have been... Continue Reading
  • Sep 5

    Pasta Sauce Recalled Over Botulism Fear

    Pasta Sauce Recalled Over Botulism Fear
    Tullia’s is recalling Tullia’s Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce after tests revealed its acidity was low enough to allow the growth of the organism that causes botulism.  The sauce is labeled... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 657

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 734

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 743

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: 712

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 708

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 28

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now
    The last two posts were written in 2013.  The first, regarding the 2013 recall, was intended to be published, and was inadvertently not published. The second one on former City Attorney Waldo Wilhoft was unfinished.  Sorry for…
  • Oct 28

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino
    This post was originally written in October 2013, but never published. Last night was the San Bernardino County Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Banquet at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  The back of…
  • Oct 28

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013
    I’m not sure why this was not posted at the time, but for historical interest, here is a post that supposed to appear in 2013. By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law San Bernardino Residents For Responsible Government, the political action…
Rank this Week: 801

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Oct 28

    California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the Federal Government

    California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the Federal Government
    On October 24, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published its final rule documenting the failure of the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) to submit a State Implementation Plan (“SIP”)…
  • Oct 23

    One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise

    One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise
    In a rare showing of unanimity between airport operator and noise impacted community, on September 30, 2014 the Board of Supervisors of Orange County, California (“Board”) approved the extension, for an additional 15 years, of a…
  • Oct 13

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law
    The governor acted recently on the two bills involving use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs or “drones”) sitting on his desk, AB 1327 (Gorell) and AB 2306 (Chau). Both were discussed in some depth previously in this space.…
Rank this Week: 748

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Man Injured When Cement Beam Falls off Truck

    Man Injured When Cement Beam Falls off Truck
    The driver of an SUV was taken to the hospital last week after several cement beams fell off of a tractor-trailer truck and onto his car. Vidon George, the driver of that SUV, said he was approximately 30 feet away from the truck when he…
  • Oct 21

    Massachusetts Teen Drivers Still At Greatest Risk of Involvement in Traffic Crashe

    Massachusetts Teen Drivers Still At Greatest Risk of Involvement in Traffic Crashe
    According to statistics, teen motorists are more likely to be in a car crash than motorists who belong to an older age group. In 2012 alone, 39 people ages 16 to 20 died in Massachusetts car crashes—that’s over 11% of all traffic…
  • Oct 3

    Brookline Police Gauge Interest in New Bicycle Law

    Brookline Police Gauge Interest in New Bicycle Law
    Bicycle safety continues to draw the attention of city officials as the number of cyclists grows across the city. With increasing attention to the environmental and health advantages of opting for bicycles instead of motor vehicles and…
Rank this Week: 648

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 713

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 28

    How Much Does It Cost to Obtain an EIN?

    How Much Does It Cost to Obtain an EIN?
    This post about the cost to obtain an EIN (Employer Identification Number) in the United States is an Advertisement under Rule of Professional Conduct 1-400, Standard 5. Recently I have received many inquiries from foreign owners of new…
  • Oct 27

    Trade Dress Protection for Look and Feel

    Trade Dress Protection for Look and Feel
    In How Can I Protect the Look and Feel of My Website?, I explained that the “look and feel” of a website – or a smartphone – can be protected as trade dress or by a design patent. This post examines a recent case that…
  • Oct 21

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?
    This post about successor liability is prompted by a question that I answered recently on Quora. (See Can I dissolve my corporation and transfer its website to my personal ownership?) The following is oriented somewhat toward California law,…
Rank this Week: 773

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Oct 28

    Leason Ellis v Patent & Trademark Agency LLC Final Consent Judgment

    Leason Ellis v Patent & Trademark Agency LLC Final Consent Judgment
    LE v PT_A consent judgment.pdf
  • Oct 27

    Will The Real Virtual Marilyn Monroe . . .

    Will The Real Virtual Marilyn Monroe . . .
    Marilyn Monroe is one of the most valuable ‘personas’ ever (its a little ghoulish to put it that way but there you are). I have blogged many disputes relating to Marilyn Monroe’s personality rights (or lack thereof). Now we…
  • Oct 27

    ICE IMPERIAL trade dress v DEPREVILLE ICE trade dre

    ICE IMPERIAL trade dress v DEPREVILLE ICE trade dre
    Moet & Chandon sells ICE IMPERIAL champagne, ‘the first champagne specifically developed to be served on ice.’ Defendant sells DEPREVILLE ICE champagne. This is a description of plaintiff’s federal registration for its…
Rank this Week: 690

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 695