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The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
Rank this Week: 628

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: 644

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Covers personal injury news and developments. By Tim Edwards and Ed Wallis.

http://www.midsouthtriallawyer.com
  • Feb 22

    Lawsuits Filed Against Abbott Laboratories for AndroGel Low Testosterone Medication

    Lawsuits Filed Against Abbott Laboratories for AndroGel Low Testosterone Medication
    FREE CASE EVALUATION: CALL 1-800-632-1404 AndroGel May Cause Cardiac Events in Men A lawsuit has been filed for the prescription drug AndroGel, which is manufactured, sold, distributed and promoted by the AbbVie Inc. and Abbot…
  • Feb 21

    FDA To Launch Investigation Into AndroGel and Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    FDA To Launch Investigation Into AndroGel and Testosterone Replacement Therapy
    FREE CASE EVALUATION: CALL 1-800-632-1404 FDA To Investigate Claims of Injury Our defective medical device and prescription drug attorneys are pleased to see the FDA acting in the best interests of the US population.  The Food and…
  • Feb 21

    Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits May Entitle You to Cash Compensation

    Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits May Entitle You to Cash Compensation
    FREE CASE EVALUATION: PLEASE CALL 1-800-632-1404 Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Lawsuit: Planned Settlement Amount Increased to $1 Billion Stryker Corporation plans to pay around $1 billion to settle over 1,100 ABG II and Rejuvenate hip…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 643

Personal Injury Law Update

Personal Injury Law Update

Covers personal injury trends, resources, verdicts and legislation. By D'Amore & Associates.

http://www.personalinjurylawupdate.com/damorelaw/
  • Nov 21

    Loophole puts users of generic drugs at risk

    Loophole puts users of generic drugs at risk
    Generic drug manufacturers are not liable when their medicines cause serious injury: see the video on The Today Show, and sign a petition
  • Nov 19

    Oregon elder abuse claims growing

    Oregon elder abuse claims growing
    An Oregon study of elder abuse finds most abuse is financial and involves family or a caregiver; many of the elderly victims lived alone.
  • Nov 15

    Your teenager is a terrible driver

    Your teenager is a terrible driver
    Are you talking with your teenage driver about good driving habits and motor vehicle safety? National Teen Driver Safety Week forms for parent
Rank this Week: 627

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
  • Mar 18

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 642

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 638

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 625

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.boston-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
Rank this Week: 630

Patents101

Patents101

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Hyra IP.

http://patents101.com
  • Oct 23

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong
    There seem to be only two types of stories about trademarks that the media picks up: 1) Trademarks filed by celebrities and 2) Stories about a big company picking on a small business for supposed similarities in business names or logos.…
  • Apr 3

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?
    As noted in this post, U.S. design patents usually need to be filed within 6 months of a foreign priority application. This is because many foreign design registration systems grant design registration almost immediately, guaranteeing that…
  • Aug 31

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?
    Trademarks protect branding- things like your business name and your logo that you put on your products so that your customers know they are not knock-offs or imitations. For a really big business, a brand is worth big bucks and the cost of a…
Rank this Week: 596

Velvel on National Affairs

Velvel on National Affairs

Covers national events. By Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel.

http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 634

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: 624

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 618

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 629

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 640

Legal Antics

Legal Antics

Chronicles legal humor. By Nicole Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/legalantics/
Rank this Week: 608

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mediator blah...blah...

Covers mediation in a variety of legal areas. From New Zealand commercial mediator Geoff Sharp.

http://mediatorblahblah.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 590

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 601

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 22

    NY Governor Signs Community Risk and Resliency Act

    NY Governor Signs Community Risk and Resliency Act
    What follows is the Governor’s Press Release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law the Community Risk and Resiliency Act to strengthen New York State’s preparedness for the effects of climate change and help protect…
  • Sep 21

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Special Use Permit for Day Care Facility Expansion

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Special Use Permit for Day Care Facility Expansion
    The Village Board of Trustees determined that the proposed expansion of a day care facility into vacant retail space would “result in a dangerous traffic situation, an over intensification of land use with respect to available parking,…
  • Sep 20

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot
    Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted an agricultural or farming operation…
Rank this Week: 675

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
  • Sep 22

    Texas Man Charged with Smuggling for Forwarding One Email

    Texas Man Charged with Smuggling for Forwarding One Email
    A criminal information was filed last week against Patrick Jean Zuber, a U.S permanent resident and former Weatherford International Vice-President, charging him with conspiracy to violate the anti-smuggling statute, 18 U.S.C. § 554. How…
  • Sep 17

    Turkish Citizen Indicted For Foreign Downloads of Submarine Drawing

    Turkish Citizen Indicted For Foreign Downloads of Submarine Drawing
    Alper Calik — a Turkish citizen and co-owner of Clifton, New Jersey based Clifmax LLC — has been arrested based on a criminal complaint, dated September 12, charging him, among other things, with violating the Arms Export Control…
  • Sep 12

    Maybe Their Phones Aren’t Working

    Maybe Their Phones Aren’t Working
    Both the Commodity Futures Trading  Commission and the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced settlement agreements under which they imposed fines of $150,000 and $200,000 respectively on the oddly named Zulutrade, an…
Rank this Week: 649

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Sep 22

    Six More Ways to Beautify Your Legal Writing Plus Alternative Damage

    Six More Ways to Beautify Your Legal Writing Plus Alternative Damage
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Judges shouldn't judge your briefs by their looks, but it can't hurt to make a good impression. In this issue of LitigationWorld, legal writing expert Ed Good has six more beautification tips for your briefs.…
  • Sep 22

    Review of Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 Plus 87 More Must-Read

    Review of Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 Plus 87 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 88 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Sep 19

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus First Impressions; Reviews of OneNote, Acronis, ShadowProtect; Manual Review Versus Predictive Coding

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus First Impressions; Reviews of OneNote, Acronis, ShadowProtect; Manual Review Versus Predictive Coding
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Neil Squillante, First Impressions Of The IPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus Gary Chodorow, Review: OneNote Keith Collins, Review: Acronis And ShadowProtect Michael Duffy, Manual Document Review…
Rank this Week: 730

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 22

    Fed. Ct. Seeking to Curtail Post-Trial Juror Contact

    Fed. Ct. Seeking to Curtail Post-Trial Juror Contact
    One federal court in Louisiana is considering imposing some of the toughest restrictions in the country on post-trial juror contact and discussions. The proposed changes include: - Requiring attorneys to obtain permission from the court prior…
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
Rank this Week: 652

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: 702

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

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

    Paper Writing Resource

    Paper Writing Resource
    Are you taking a seminar that requires writing a paper?  Or, on a journal and starting work on your note?  Are you aware of resources beyond Westlaw Next and Google?For help with getting started with your paper and resources…
  • Sep 21

    Writing Checklist App

    Writing Checklist App
    Writing professor Kathy Vinson at Suffolk has developed a writing checklist app called iWrite Legal.  This app includes writing tips, tips for clear communication, writing checklists, as well as other resources to revise, edit, and…
  • Sep 20

    Scotland: Powers and Promise

    Scotland: Powers and Promise
    As a virtual feline, I didn't take sides in the Scottish independence question decided last Thursday. Scotland's people, aged 16 and up, voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. After the vote, Prime Minister David Cameron announced in his…
Rank this Week: 719

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: 669

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
  • Sep 22

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software
    Since the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, I have been arguing that the decision would have far reaching implications for software patents. Initially, many were skeptical, and surprisingly many still are,…
  • Sep 19

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake
    I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent rights, and frankly I don’t think it should matter how the patents were acquired, but there is something exceptionally seedy about the use of shell companies going after competitors, or…
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
Rank this Week: 670

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    FDA Revised FSMA Produce Rule

    FDA Revised FSMA Produce Rule
    Posted September 22, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised a food safety proposal affecting Oregon onion farmers, according to an Oregon Live article by Lynne Terry available here. Capital Press also published an article…
  • Sep 19

    WSDA Seeking to Enforce New Food Safety Law

    WSDA Seeking to Enforce New Food Safety Law
    Posted September 19, 2014 The Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is trying to enforce a new federal food safety law, according to a Capital Press article by Don Jenkins available here. Kirk Robinson, WSDA assistant director, said the…
  • Sep 19

    Cargill Seeking Damages from Syngenta

    Cargill Seeking Damages from Syngenta
    Posted September 19, 2014 Cargill files a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds seeking damages for China rejecting U.S. genetically modified (GMO) corn, according to a Reuters article by Tom Polansek available here. Farm Futures also published an…
Rank this Week: 674

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Sep 21

    Give That Dog A Raise

    Give That Dog A Raise
    It is abundantly clear that you just don’t mess with Malone. That dog can flat-out smell, as a gent with a full cavity discovered. As reported by kvia.com (El Paso, Texas): The seizure was made at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday at the…
  • Sep 20

    It Was Time To Part Company After The First Flash

    It Was Time To Part Company After The First Flash
    (No, not the kind of flash in the picture above.) Assuming everything this woman says is true, you just have to scratch your head. As reported by www.timesonline (Beaver, Pennsylvania): The owner of a Moon Township landscaping business has…
  • Sep 19

    Oh, So You’re Saying My Money’s Not Good Here?

    Oh, So You’re Saying My Money’s Not Good Here?
    Actually, madam, your money isn’t good anywhere in the United Kingdom. As a personal injury lawyer, but for his alter ego, this is not something The Juice would normally come across. No doubt Ms. Louise Munro would not have come across…
Rank this Week: 661

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 21

    They Both Begin With “E”

    They Both Begin With “E”
    Here’s a good way to make some money (for a while). You create a phony vendor, and send invoices to your company for that vendor for work that was, of course, never preformed. The money from the phony vendor isn’t reported on your…
  • Sep 21

    “I’ve tried to tell you the truth every time I’ve been here”

    “I’ve tried to tell you the truth every time I’ve been here”
    That quote is from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during his testimony from earlier this week on Capitol Hill. I have a simple question for Commissioner Koskinen: Why doesn’t that quote read, “I’ve told you the truth every…
  • Sep 18

    Hyatt Decision a Win for FTB as Far as Damages, but Decision Upheld that FTB Committed Fraud

    Hyatt Decision a Win for FTB as Far as Damages, but Decision Upheld that FTB Committed Fraud
    The Nevada Supreme Court released its decision today in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt. The decision is definitely a win for the FTB as far as damages; however, the Court upheld that the FTB committed fraud against Mr. Hyatt and…
Rank this Week: 681

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Tricky Tacking

    Tricky Tacking
    Parker v. Potter, 2014 VT 109By Andrew DelaneyAdverse possession is an odd legal beast. Basically, it’s the law’s way of saying “if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” Quite often, its application…
  • Sep 21

    Appreciation for Depreciation: Part Deux

    Appreciation for Depreciation: Part Deux
    Vermont Transco LLC v. Town of Vernon, 2014 VT 93ABy Andrew DelaneyWe reported on the original decision in this case three weeks ago. With this entry order and opinion, the SCOV grants "appellant’s request to amend the opinion and…
  • Sep 20

    Professional Punishment Procedure

    Professional Punishment Procedure
    Shaddy v. State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation, 2014 VT 111By Andrew DelaneyThis case gets into professional regulation’s procedural quirks. As one might suspect, when the SCOV has to get into such things, it’s a…
Rank this Week: 697

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 21

    Title Insurance Concern

    Title Insurance Concern
    Dallas insurance attorneys who look at Title Insurance issues will find a recent article published by the Los Angeles Times interesting. The article is titled "Lawsuit Puts Scrutiny On Title Insurance Kickbacks." Here is what it…
  • Sep 20

    Texas And Uninsured Driver

    Texas And Uninsured Driver
    Texas insurance lawyers see lots of uninsured drivers. The Insurance Journal published an article addressing this issue. The title of the article is, "Number Of Uninsured Drivers On Texas Roads Drops." Here is what the article tells…
  • Sep 18

    Uninsured Motorists Out There

    Uninsured Motorists Out There
    Dallas lawyers handling insurance cases can tell you there are a lot of uninsured motorists in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. It is also true across the nation. The Insurance Journal published an article titled, "IRC: Uninsured Motorists…
Rank this Week: 673

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 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…
  • Sep 18

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case
    United States v. Gadson, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, involved two defendants (“Defendant 1” and “Defendant 2”) who appealed their respective convictions for possession with…
  • Sep 14

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation
    Sexual assault allegations and charges can impact victims and alleged offenders of all walks of life. Those who are accused of sexual assault or abuse include professionals, politicians, and athletes, as well as low-income defendants. In a…
Rank this Week: 728

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    When Can I Recover after a Sports-related Injury?

    When Can I Recover after a Sports-related Injury?
    Almost any athlete knows that playing sports comes with the risk of injuries. A person need only look at the regular San Diego Chargers injury report to see the wide variety of injuries these professional athletes suffer, which can include…
  • Sep 19

    Top 15 Car Crashes from the Simpson

    Top 15 Car Crashes from the Simpson
    Here at The Reeves Law Group, we know car crashes can be very serious. That’s why, as a car accident attorney group, we always take great care in helping our clients navigate their accidents and plan a future filled with better days.…
  • Sep 17

    Truck Underride Guards do not Always Protect Motorist

    Truck Underride Guards do not Always Protect Motorist
    Some of the most serious types of accidents involving large commercial trucks are known as “underride accidents.” An underride accident occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with the back of a large truck and, due to the high…
Rank this Week: 698

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 21

    Does playing games lead to depression and suicide?

    Does playing games lead to depression and suicide?
    In “The Lonely End of a Cyberjunkie” (paywall), The Sunday Times all but blames games like World of Warcraft in the death of Robin Williams. The article says: “On the surface, Williams had everything: a beautiful wife and…
  • Sep 14

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment
    You are just waking up from a 28-day coma, the world is a desolate wasteland, the zombie apocalypse has come unleashed by the release of the new U2 album Songs of Innocence. At least this is the idea that you would get if you were reading…
  • Sep 10

    The return of cyber-libertarianism

    The return of cyber-libertarianism
    For many of us interested in Internet Regulation, cyber-libertarianism is that wacky and archaic theory that is described at the start of a presentation, sort of like Geocities pages and Myspace profiles. “Look at what those naïve…
Rank this Week: 706

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
  • Sep 10

    Test of Incapability in New Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation

    Test of Incapability in New Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation
    In my post last week, I wrote about the new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, under which the Public Guardian and Trustee may be appointed a statutory property guardian for a…
Rank this Week: 693

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Sep 20

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law
    CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a lateral tenured or tenure-track professor in health care law to join our faculty in Fall 2015. Applicants should have significant academic or practice experience in the business…
  • Sep 20

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Karen Jordan, Prehospital Resuscitation Decisions: Assessing the Risk of Legal Liability & Impact of TOR Guidelines, SSRN. Katherine A Curnow, Information, Power and Relationships: Minimising Barriers to Access to Justice for End of Life…
  • Sep 20

    Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: So Much, But Yet Not Enough - The Administration’s Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

    Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: So Much, But Yet Not Enough - The Administration’s Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
    Yesterday was a big day in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The White House released an Executive Order and a National Strategy document on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and…
Rank this Week: 684

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 19

    TWiL 276: Thanks For Some Of The Fish

    TWiL 276: Thanks For Some Of The Fish
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. NSA proofing your phone, Microsoft buys Minecraft, the monkey selfie - in 3D! And more! Guests: Colin Starger and Ben Manevitz Photo credit: Johan Larsson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 12

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Making public court documents accessible for everyone, Apple Pay, Disney vs. Deadmau5 and more! Guests: Brian Carver and Mike Lissner Photo credit: State Farm Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 5

    TWiL 274: YOLO

    TWiL 274: YOLO
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Ownership of stolen celebrity photos, red light photos as evidence, YouTube bots and more! Guests: Teri Karobonik and Art Neill Photo credit: Benjamin Vander Steen Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 695

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Sep 19

    Panel to focus on First Amendment opinion

    Panel to focus on First Amendment opinion
    Education and journalism leaders will discuss findings from the most recent “Future of the First Amendment” survey during a streamed session on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Panelists will include Carol Lange, director for the…
  • Sep 19

    Dallas legal organizations plan wills clinic for area resident

    Dallas legal organizations plan wills clinic for area resident
    The Dallas Area Paralegal Association and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program are sponsoring a wills clinic at Fowler Christian Apartments in Dallas on Sept. 27. Pro bono lawyers will be paired with a client seeking assistance and will have…
  • Sep 19

    Tom Keyser: The Living Year

    Tom Keyser: The Living Year
    The following article originally appeared in San Antonio Lawyer magazine and is reprinted with permission from San Antonio Lawyer and the San Antonio Bar Association. By Steve Peirce Tom Keyser stood on a chair in the gym of his rented…
Rank this Week: 699

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 655

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”
    The “Right to be Forgotten” ruling issued by the European Court of Justice in May 2014 has been a key source of controversy this summer. Much criticism has explored the impact of the ruling on freedom of expression and the right…
Rank this Week: 712

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 713

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Florida Ancillary Probate Process for Property in Florida

    Florida Ancillary Probate Process for Property in Florida
    There are many people who own property in Florida but do not live here year round. If a loved one passes away in another state or country while owning property in Florida, then the estate must be probated in at least two places: the principle…
  • Sep 16

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute
    No business wants to get sued or become a part of a lawsuit that could have been avoided. Florida business disputes are settled much more pleasantly when the proper actions are taken before, during, and after the incident arises. In addition…
  • Sep 10

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    The post appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
Rank this Week: 672

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
  • Sep 5

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award
    Compliance Professional Awarded $3000,000 by SEC Whistleblower Came to SEC After Reporting Fraud Internally and Company Failed to Take Action On August 29, 2014, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of more…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 662

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Fig & Olive Restaurants Sued for Pay Violation

    Fig & Olive Restaurants Sued for Pay Violation
    Fig & Olive restaurants have been sued by a former worker for failure to pay its waitstaff federal and state minimum wage for all hours worked, for instituting a tip scheme which was not determined nor agreed upon by the ……
  • Sep 8

    Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Sues For Unpaid Service Charges And Overtime

    Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Sues For Unpaid Service Charges And Overtime
    Pizza Hut is being sued by a former delivery driver for keeping all of the mandatory service charges it charged its customers and for unpaid overtime pay. According to the lawsuit, filed on August 11 in Manhattan federal court, Pizza ……
  • Sep 3

    South Carolina Restaurants Hit With Tip Theft And Overtime Lawsuit

    South Carolina Restaurants Hit With Tip Theft And Overtime Lawsuit
    Restaurants in Charleston and Myrtle Beach have been accused of stealing tips from their workers and failing to pay overtime pay, according to two recently filed federal court cases. Servers and bartenders at Triangle Char & Bar…
Rank this Week: 714

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
  • Jul 30

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership, or FLP, can allow a taxpayer to leverage two federal tax devices in conjunction with a technique known as “discounting” in order to reduce the amount of federal tax imposed at the time of that…
Rank this Week: 666