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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Mar 27

    Wisconsin Employer Saw High Volume of Workplace Injurie

    Wisconsin Employer Saw High Volume of Workplace Injurie
    One workplace injury is one too many, but one Wisconsin employer saw a rash of injuries over a three-and-a-half year timetable.   In a three-and-a-half year period, 4,500 employees at Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., in Arcadia,…
  • Mar 26

    Get the Best from an Independent Medical Examination

    Get the Best from an Independent Medical Examination
    Nothing is more exasperating than to have an Independent Medical Examination challenged or disregarded in a claim where a medical controversy exists.  These examinations can cost thousands of dollars for the examination visit and several…
  • Mar 26

    Good News for Many Nevada Employer

    Good News for Many Nevada Employer
    Employers are always happy to hear the news of lower costs to their workers compensations premiums.   With that in mind, many Nevada employers will see a small decrease in the premiums they pay for workers comp insurance this…
Rank this Week: 686

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/
  • Mar 27

    Crisis Averted

    Crisis Averted
    Whew, that was close!Poor Texas, down to it's last shot.   One left for Number 1.We're talking penobarbital, the drug of choice for state-performed murder.  And after Texas killed Manuel Vasquez earlier this month, they were about…
  • Mar 22

    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.

    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.
    No, it's not noteworthy because it could conceivably get on the ballot in California.  Under the law there, it seems that just about any damn fool thing can get on the ballot in California.*And it's not noteworthy because it's so…
  • Mar 20

    This Is What It Comes To

    This Is What It Comes To
    This is what it comes to.They sent him to death row, but Glenn Ford didn't kill Isadore Rozeman.  Andrew Cohen, last month, for the Marshall Project.You probably don’t remember Glenn Ford or his remarkable story of injustice and…
Rank this Week: 731

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt
    In a recent commentary, Tom Giovanetti of The Institute for Policy Innovation explains that tax uncertainty causes economic harm. Tax uncertainty exists when taxpayers don’t know what the tax law applicable to a particular year will be…
  • Mar 25

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax
    A recent case, McCarthy v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-50, illustrates why it is easy to become confused when retirement plan benefits, social security benefits, and tax law meet up at a three-way intersection.The taxpayers are a married couple.…
  • Mar 23

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase
    A recent case, Pittman v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-44, hammers home the point that a taxpayer is not entitled to claim the credit for purchasing a home for the first time if the taxpayer does not purchase a home. It seems a simple proposition,…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Mar 27

    It's A Digital World

    It's A Digital World
    If one waits long enough opportunities appear, almost magically.Early EAMS observers will remember this scene...Medical records reproduction companies in California have been waiting now for 2 years to get a fee schedule.Still waiting.In the…
  • Mar 26

    Henley's Song

    Henley's Song
    Yesterday fellow blogger Bob Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com wrote that Tennessee's pending opt-out bill, SB 721, was "complete and utter bullshit."Wilson chastised the proponent's attempt to cap medical costs at $500,000, which was…
  • Mar 25

    A Family Affair

    A Family Affair
    One of the interesting things about workers' compensation law is how it can differ from state to state, and how the "arm" of the law can extend to people who may, or may not, be intended to be covered.Indeed, exclusive remedy is a tricky…
Rank this Week: 697

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Mar 27

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule
    Thanks very much to David Phippen from our Metro D.C. Office for letting me get some depositions taken this week and allowing me to republish his analysis here. As we have previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board in…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now
    The new rule defining “spouse” for purposes of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was set to take effect today. But a federal judge in Texas yesterday temporarily blocked the rule from going into effect after…
  • Mar 25

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14
    Today’s majority opinion of the Supreme Court in the Young pregnancy accommodation case reminded me of this scene: Employers are Jennifer Anniston, and Justice Breyer is Mike Judge. I’ll be back with some real…
Rank this Week: 666

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
  • Mar 26

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?
    Yesterday’s post concerned Justice M. Kathleen Butz’ recent holding in Yee v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 257 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015).  The case involved the California Controller’s attempt to examine…
  • Mar 25

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”
    Last month, I wrote about reports that the SEC is seeking years of employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements and other documents in an effort to ferret out possible restraints on whistleblowers.  See Is Anything…
Rank this Week: 703

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
  • Mar 27

    A college's denial of tenure.

    A college's denial of tenure.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial of the Article 75 petition to vacate an arbitration award denying petitioner's grievance of respondent college's determination to deny her tenure, and granted the cross motion…
  • Mar 26

    An attorney's account stated claim.

    An attorney's account stated claim.
    Practice point:  Plaintiff law firm established its entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on its account stated claim by demonstrating that defendant received and retained the invoices without objection for a reasonable time and…
  • Mar 25

    Res ipsa loquitur in a podiatric malpractice action.

    Res ipsa loquitur in a podiatric malpractice action.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff developed a deep tissue Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in her foot after the defendant podiatrist administered a cortisone injection into the bottom of her foot to treat her…
Rank this Week: 713

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 707

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
  • Mar 26

    Delta Airlines’ Mike Rennick To Offer PMA Reliability Data at the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference

    Delta Airlines’ Mike Rennick To Offer PMA Reliability Data at the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference
    MARPA is pleased to announce that the MARPA Air Carrier Committee Chairman, Michael Rennick, Manager of Component Engineering at Delta Air Lines, will be speaking at the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference.  Mr. Rennick…
  • Mar 11

    FAA Issues New Guidance for Part 33 Turbine Engine Endurance Testing

    FAA Issues New Guidance for Part 33 Turbine Engine Endurance Testing
    On Monday the FAA released new guidance that provides a method of compliance for the test requirements of 14 CFR § 33.84 (engine overtorque test) when the applicant chooses to run that test as part of the endurance test of § 33.87, …
  • Mar 10

    New Airline Credit Ratings Issued – Now Come Meet the CEO!

    New Airline Credit Ratings Issued – Now Come Meet the CEO!
    The AEA/MARPA Conference in Istanbul on May 25-26, 2015 is your opportunity to meet Dr. Temil Kotil, the CEO of Turkish Airlines. He has shown the world what good business strategy can accomplish, and he has made no secret that PMAs are a…
Rank this Week: 670

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Missclassification Wage and Hour Suit

    New Jersey Missclassification Wage and Hour Suit
    An interesting case coming out of New Jersey… We often blog about “misclassification” which is a laconic way of referring to the misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent…
  • Mar 23

    Supreme Court Sides with USDOL on Its Right To Issue New Guidance on Exempt Status of Mortgage Broker

    Supreme Court Sides with USDOL on Its Right To Issue New Guidance on Exempt Status of Mortgage Broker
    I have followed this protracted saga for years, since I wrote an article for the Banking Law Journal in 2001 on the issue of exempt status of mortgage brokers.  Then, in 2010, the US Department of Labor issued a “white paper”…
  • Mar 11

    Payless Shoes Settles Another FLSA Executive Exemption Misclassification Suit

    Payless Shoes Settles Another FLSA Executive Exemption Misclassification Suit
    On the crest of the FLSA collective action wave that has swept the nation in recent years is the never-ending parade of exemption misclassification cases targeting Manager/Assistant Manager positions.  In yet another iteration of this…
Rank this Week: 617

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 26

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    Everyone knows an estate plan is a good idea, but too few actually follow through on one. Even then, people who think they’ve dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” still make critical errors that will cause…
  • Mar 19

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die
    Most people hear “end-of-life plan” and imagine a will, perhaps a trust, maybe even healthcare directives and a power of attorney. Certainly, those are all crucial documents that everyone should have in place. But there are…
  • Mar 12

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan
    An estate plan is as much of a contingency arrangement as an inheritance mechanism. We all hope to live long lives free of catastrophe or disease, but it would be irresponsible to discount the “what-if”s altogether. View image |…
Rank this Week: 706

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Mar 26

    The A’s and B's of Generic Drug

    The A’s and B's of Generic Drug
    Go to your bathroom medicine cabinet and pull out one of your prescription drug bottles. It’s probably a complicated-sounding generic version of a drug, the name of which you can barely pronounce, right? You probably also believe that…
  • Mar 24

    From Dinosaurs to the First Amendment: Corporations Co-opt Completely

    From Dinosaurs to the First Amendment: Corporations Co-opt Completely
    The American Museum of Natural History in New York City features prominently in Catcher in the Rye yet Holden Caulfield never actually goes in. “Disturbed by the possibility of having to face how he has changed since his last…
  • Mar 19

    HuffPo Repost: Nuclear Workers Deserve Better from Bechtel

    HuffPo Repost: Nuclear Workers Deserve Better from Bechtel
    In 1983, I was a young lawyer representing the local community group trying to stop the restart of the Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear reactor -- sister of the crippled Unit 2. We knew that four years earlier, company...
Rank this Week: 709

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Elderly Driver Killed in Aurora Truck Accident

    Elderly Driver Killed in Aurora Truck Accident
    If you ask drivers around Chicago about their least favorite type of people behind the wheel, you may hear terms for elderly drivers used over and over again. The popular belief is that older Americans cause and are involved in more…
  • Mar 25

    Accidente de Englewood Lesiona a 3

    Accidente de Englewood Lesiona a 3
    El diseño de las calles y las carreteras pueden contribuir a un accidente de carro en muchas situaciones. Si usted conduce alrededor de Chicago, usted puede notar que la ciudad todavía conserva su carácter de los…
  • Mar 24

    Musician David Crosby Hits Jogger with his Car

    Musician David Crosby Hits Jogger with his Car
    In many areas of the country and in many parts of Chicago, pedestrians are authorized to walk along or near a road, meaning that it is the duty of each and every driver to respect this right and to be alert for pedestrians. However in many…
Rank this Week: 693

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Mar 26

    Wind appeals starting to settle?

    Wind appeals starting to settle?
    Now that the Divisional Court has upheld Ontario’s renewable energy approval process, and the decisions of the Environmental Review Tribunal on concerns about adverse health effects, wind appeals are starting to settle. The Tribunal has…
  • Mar 25

    Federal Govt stands down wastewater pollution regulation

    Federal Govt stands down wastewater pollution regulation
    The federal government has reached an equivalency agreement with Quebec over wastewater pollution regulations intended to protect fish. Under the federal Fisheries Act, the federal government can agree NOT to apply its regulations in a…
  • Mar 24

    Hear a podcast with Dianne Saxe

    Hear a podcast with Dianne Saxe
    Thanks to Husein Panju for hosting a podcast interview with Dianne on his new site, LawyerEd. Topics include: climate change, polluted lands, and environmental personal liability. Read Hear a podcast with Dianne Saxe on Environmental Law…
Rank this Week: 711

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program

    The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program
    As a Vandalia OVI attorney, we are often confronted with the reality that current law makes managing your Ohio operator's license a mess.  We spend a great deal of time and effort fixing any issues that you may have had in the past and…
  • Mar 25

    Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

    Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court
    Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not…
  • Mar 24

    The Day I Served A Warrant!

    The Day I Served A Warrant!
    The Day I Served A Warrant! At the end of my second year of law school, I did an internship at the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.  I learned a great deal about criminal law, police procedure and had my first real taste of…
Rank this Week: 688

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
  • Mar 24

    SLS Media and Communications – 2015 Call For Paper

    SLS Media and Communications – 2015 Call For Paper
    Paul Wragg has recently taken over as convenor of the Media & Communciations section of the Society of Legal Scholars, which is certainly good news after my three years of dictatorial misrule in the post.  I’m pleased…
  • Mar 11

    Programme for The Campbell Legacy

    Programme for The Campbell Legacy
    Registration is now open for our one-day conference on misuse of private information, breach of confidence and the world since Campbell v MGN. You can register online here. Here’s the draft programme (click to enlarge):
Rank this Week: 633

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Mar 25

    Police Suspend Rape Investigation at University of Virginia

    Police Suspend Rape Investigation at University of Virginia
    In the explosive wake of a Rolling Stone article in November 2014, police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have announced that they are suspending the rape investigation discussed at length in the Rolling Stone article. The article was about a…
  • Mar 23

    Aggravated Robbery Suspect Robbed Same Pharmacy Once Before

    Aggravated Robbery Suspect Robbed Same Pharmacy Once Before
    On Wednesday, March 18, a La Verkin man who was arrested following the March 11 robbery of a Hurricane pharmacy was charged with more than just aggravated robbery for that incident. He was also given additional charges for a previous robbery…
  • Mar 18

    High Schooler Tweet, Suspension Raises First Amendment Issue

    High Schooler Tweet, Suspension Raises First Amendment Issue
    The case of a Minnesota high school student who is suing his former school as the result of a suspension has come back into the light at the online site of the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal. While the Twitter incident which led to…
Rank this Week: 716

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 25

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker
    Congress is at an impasse on the question of how to fix our often dysfunction--and never ideal--immigration system. There has been debate, and bipartisan solutions have been put forth, but none of this has resulted in any actual reforms. The…
  • Mar 23

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff
    Technology companies have been pushing Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas, which provide foreign nationals a three-year stay in the country to work in a specialty occupation. The unified industry support indicates that the major players…
  • Mar 21

    Some bad Bills now being Debated in Congre

    Some bad Bills now being Debated in Congre
    Some bad bills that may adversely affect our clients (and immigrants in general) are being put forth by the House of Representatives. We do not believe that any of these bills stands a good chance of becoming law, but it is important for the…
Rank this Week: 708

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
Rank this Week: 650

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Calling You Out, Brian Sloan And “The Arizona DUI Team”

    Calling You Out, Brian Sloan And “The Arizona DUI Team”
    As much as I value the information they can provide and respect many of my colleagues who participate in them, I don’t belong to any of the local lawyer listservs. I quickly tire of people bragging about wins, and I find that the ones…
  • Mar 25

    The Story Of A Real Victim

    The Story Of A Real Victim
    This will be the third time I’ve written about the beloved local law enforcement technique of tricking men who are seeking escorts of legal age into making deals with undercover cops pretending to be underage prostitutes. First, I…
  • Mar 2

    The MVD Should Not Be Allowed To Have Nice Thing

    The MVD Should Not Be Allowed To Have Nice Thing
    Arizona’s MVD, our equivalent of what everyplace else seems to call the DMV, has been on a bit of a rampage lately. I used to routinely wait months and months to get a hearing on a license suspension, but now they schedule them with…
Rank this Week: 657

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 680

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Communicabilité des notes émises par la DGCCRF

    Communicabilité des notes émises par la DGCCRF
    Un échange de mails sur la liste Juriconnexion permet de faire le point sur la communicabilité des notes émises par la DGCCRF : les notes de service de la DGCCRF ne sont pas communicables, contrairement aux notes…
  • Mar 23

    Le knowledge management (KM) en cabinet d'avocats : une synthèse

    Le knowledge management (KM) en cabinet d'avocats : une synthèse
    Ce qui suit est une synthèse sur la mise en place de systèmes de Knowledge Management (KM, dit aussi gestion des connaissances) réalisée par Laure Tarrade, documentaliste juridique suite à une question…
  • Mar 4

    Numérisation d'imprimés rares et anciens : méthodes, coût

    Numérisation d'imprimés rares et anciens : méthodes, coût
    NB : la pertinence des résultats de Google lors de mes recherches sur ce thème était moyenne, même en le "torturant". D'où la publication de cette liste. Ici, le truc qui consiste à lire les…
Rank this Week: 675

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Woman Gets $1.1M Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement

    Woman Gets $1.1M Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement
    A 49-year-old woman will get a $1.1 million in her clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the late Rev. Thomas Shea. The plaintiff, Jane Doe 2, claims that the clergyman sexually assaulted her over 60 times. The settlement was reached with the…
  • Mar 21

    Are Bed and Chair Alarms At Massachusetts Nursing Homes Harmful to Patients?

    Are Bed and Chair Alarms At Massachusetts Nursing Homes Harmful to Patients?
    According to an article in The Boston Globe, alarms attached to wheelchairs and beds of patients at nursing homes may be more harmful than helpful. These pressure-sensitive devices, often installed in beds and wheelchairs are meant to alert…
  • Mar 17

    Women in Chicopee, Massachusetts Police Brutality Case Alleges Excessive Use of Force

    Women in Chicopee, Massachusetts Police Brutality Case Alleges Excessive Use of Force
    Maylene Maldonado is suing the Chicopee police. She is accusing them of Massachusetts police brutality. Maldonado, who was arrested of assaulting a cop after she resisted arrested in 2013 says she was the victim of excessive police force…
Rank this Week: 664

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 690

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Mar 24

    Zofran Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Birth Defect Lawsuit

    Zofran Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Birth Defect Lawsuit
    Zofran, is an anti-nausea medication that is commonly prescribed for post surgical, chemotherapy and morning sickness patients over the past 20 years. According to experts, recent medical studies have found pregnancy side effects that may…
  • Mar 24

    Xarelto Bleeding Death Attorney Shares Latest Lawsuit

    Xarelto Bleeding Death Attorney Shares Latest Lawsuit
    As a Dallas Xarelto Bleeding Death attorney and Texas medical doctor, I would like to update my readers about the ongoing status of the Xarelto litigation. Most recently, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the makers of Xarelto; Bayer…
  • Mar 21

    Cook Celect IVC Filter Heart Damage Lawsuit

    Cook Celect IVC Filter Heart Damage Lawsuit
    Cook Medical is exposed to a personal injury and product liability claim by a Michigan man, who blames the Celect Inferior Vena Cava filter for causing severe injury when it broke apart and punctured his heart. Larry and Brenda Johnson…
Rank this Week: 672

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court handed down a decision today in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis…
  • Mar 20

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013  Target Corp. agrees to settle…
  • Mar 13

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Privacy concerns continue to dog the CISA…
Rank this Week: 722

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 674

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Mar 24

    Non-Graduating Law Students: Registering for Summer Access to WestlawNext

    Non-Graduating Law Students: Registering for Summer Access to WestlawNext
    If you are a non-graduating law student, you may extend your WestlawNext access during the summer by visiting the Westlaw summer registration web page and following the instructions. Westlaw has chosen to continue to restrict the settings in…
  • Mar 23

    Use Lexis Advance & Bloomberg Law At Your Summer Job!

    Use Lexis Advance & Bloomberg Law At Your Summer Job!
    We're winding down the spring semester, and many students will be starting summer jobs soon. We are really happy that both Bloomberg Law and Lexis Advance allow students to use their academic accounts for any summer research project. There…
  • Mar 12

    No Research Librarian Sat. 3/14/15

    No Research Librarian Sat. 3/14/15
    There will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, March 14.
Rank this Week: 630

Fiscalito

Fiscalito

Blog dedicado a los Impuestos, Contabilidad, Excel, Tecnologia e Internet desde la perspectiva de un Contador Geek

http://www.fiscalito.com/
  • Mar 23

    Que diferencia existe entre el embargo de cuentas bancarias y aseguramiento precautorio de cuentas?

    Que diferencia existe entre el embargo de cuentas bancarias y aseguramiento precautorio de cuentas?
    Es recurrente que en temas relacionados con las autoridades fiscales, nos topemos con estos 2 conceptos: embargo y aseguramiento precautorio de cuentas bancarias. La diferencia entre estos 2 conceptos se encuentra en la causa o motivo,…
  • Mar 23

    Criterios Normativos vs Criterios No Vinculativo

    Criterios Normativos vs Criterios No Vinculativo
    En los últimos años, los conceptos de criterios normativo y criterio no vinculativo han sido ampliamente utilizados en nuestro ámbito fiscal y tenemos la idea de que son lo mismo pero … ¿realmente lo son?…
  • Mar 13

    Declaración Anual de Asalariados 2014

    Declaración Anual de Asalariados 2014
    El día de hoy el Servicio de Administración Tributaria presento en su pagina web, la aplicación mediante la cual las personas físicas, que durante el año pasado hayan obtenido ingresos por salarios…
Rank this Week: 700

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat
    Graco has been fined up to $10 million for failing to warn consumers in a timely manner about millions of defective child car seats. According to a CNN news report, federal regulators have slapped Graco with a $3 million fine. The car seat…
  • Mar 5

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak
    An 18-year-old patient is suing a medical device manufacturer blaming the company for a superbug outbreak at the UCLA Medical Center, which infected at least seven patients and has been blamed for the death of at least two. According to a CBS…
  • Feb 23

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a particular type of endoscope saying the devices that are used to look inside patients’ bodies, are so poorly designed that it is not possible to clean and…
Rank this Week: 727

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 684

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Mar 20

    What a jury doesn't hear

    What a jury doesn't hear
    An American judge talking to a lawyer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After every trial, I try to talk with the individual jurors who heard my case. It helps me as a trial lawyer determine what strategy and tactics worked and what...
  • Feb 10

    Ask a Lawyer Day

    Ask a Lawyer Day
    Last week I participated in the Ask a Lawyer Day program in Wilmington NC. This is similar to Justice4All program where local attorneys field legal questions for free from the general public. Oftentimes it involves explanations of legal…
  • Feb 3

    What If...

    What If...
    I love alternative history stories. Things like “What if the Soviet Union had won the Cold War ?” or “What if JFK had not been assassinated?” I find fascinating and oftentimes help me better understand actual history.…
Rank this Week: 668

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality
               Over the last few weeks, several video streaming options have arrived.  See, e.g.,…
  • Mar 12

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order
            Soon after learning that the FCC would release it Open Internet Order, I started to read, skim and summarize. Nine or so hours later, I have generated a summary that should correctly provide the main…
  • Mar 5

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content
                NBC soon will join the ranks of content providers offering a streaming option to cord cutters and mobile consumers.  See, e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 718

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Mar 20

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.
    Richard L. Pearse, Jr. of Pearse & Stinson, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida, was on the winning side of Kemp & Associates, Inc. v. Chisholm, an interesting 5th DCA opinion I wrote about here involving a woman’s failed attempt to…
  • Mar 18

    From the Humor File

    From the Humor File
    There’s nothing like a good cartoon to add some much-needed levity to our professional lives. I recently posted here some of the cartoons I’ve collected over the years. Lansing R. Palmer of Akerman LLP in West Palm Beach was kind…
  • Mar 17

    Must read for Florida guardianship lawyers: Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s special investigative series: “Elder guardianship: A well-oiled machine”

    Must read for Florida guardianship lawyers: Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s special investigative series: “Elder guardianship: A well-oiled machine”
    A special multi-part investigative series published by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune entitled Elder guardianship: A well-oiled machine, reported that while Florida has an efficient system of identifying and caring for fragile elders,…
Rank this Week: 682

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult
    Alcohol and drugs are a leading cause of death involving persons in the 18-25 age group in the United States. However, a new study indicates that alcohol and drug use may be much more prominent factors in car accidents involving teenagers and…
  • Mar 13

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident
    It’s a fact that young adults and teenagers are at a much higher risk of accidents and injuries. Studies also indicate that this group of drivers is more likely to be injured severely in accidents. A new study finds that young adults…
  • Mar 6

    The Safest and Most Dangerous Automobile

    The Safest and Most Dangerous Automobile
    Auto accident fatality rates are at their lowest levels in decades, and the average Atlanta motorist now has a much higher likelihood of walking away relatively unharmed from an accident, compared to the past. However, motorists in some cars…
Rank this Week: 616

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/
  • Mar 19

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?
    Cross Posted from Health Affairs Blog Health care lawyers justifiably ignored the 2012 Obama administration consumer privacy framework because it expressly and broadly exempted entities subject to HIPAA, stating “To avoid creating…
  • Mar 17

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor
    The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Hall Center for Law and Health and Indiana Health Law Review Annual Symposium will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015. This year's topic is: Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and…
  • Mar 12

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry This week Lindsay Wiley joins us to discuss "New Public Health" and we debate the value and validity of wellness plans. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Mar 17

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317
    On March 11, a panel of the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in NRDC v. EPA. In 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted Rule 317, which imposes fees on certain programs…
  • Mar 17

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee
    On March 11, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (Higginbotham, Jones, Prado) issued a decision in United States v. Kaluza, a criminal prosecution arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Kaluza and...
  • Mar 12

    The Advisory Concurrence

    The Advisory Concurrence
    On Monday, the Supreme Court decided Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, a case in which all the fun is in the concurrences. The Court’s opinion, written with efficiency and clarity by Justice Sotomayor, disposes of the Paralyzed…
Rank this Week: 620

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Mar 16

    Blurred Copyright Line

    Blurred Copyright Line
    The Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” verdict is in; the hand-wringing has begun (see the selection of commentary below). My reactions, as a non-musical copyright teacher: 1/ If musical traditions of…
  • Feb 25

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality
    A fish is no doubt an object that is tangible,” but a fish is not a “tangible object” for purposes of Section 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. That’s the Supreme Court of the United States, in Yates v. United States,…
  • Feb 20

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar
    Intellectual property researchers, especially younger and newer researchers, may at times feel overwhelmed (or, alternatively, underinformed) regarding which conferences, symposia, workshops, and so forth are the “right” or…
Rank this Week: 671

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
Rank this Week: 627

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Mar 10

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent
    Following the rule making hearing last week, and much input from industry stakeholders, on March 9, 2015, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) adopted the permanent rules regarding managing licensing, effective upon…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
Rank this Week: 689

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 701

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

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

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 2

    Research Grant in Hotel Law Topic

    Research Grant in Hotel Law Topic
    In connection with the Hospitality and Tourism Law Program annual symposium, a research grant of $2500 is also being offered, separate from the symposium itself, to the applicant interested in writing on certain topics related to…
  • Feb 18

    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships: Attend The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice

    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships: Attend The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice
    The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is offering a prestigious and specialized scholarship for exceptional law students to attend the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice. In…
  • Feb 10

    The Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition

    The Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. will host The Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII, June 3-4, 2015, at Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hotel. The Symposium is the premier conference on Indian Law. Each year we invite law…
Rank this Week: 678

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Mar 2

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed
    A sad story came out of California in 2012 regarding developmentally delayed adults living in residential centers. Over a four-year period, 36 patients at California’s “board-and-care centers” for the developmentally…
  • Feb 27

    Miranda Rights and Your Child

    Miranda Rights and Your Child
    Although I am a special education attorney and not a criminal defense attorney, occasionally I receive phone calls from parents who are angry and concerned because their child has been questioned or searched by school officials for…
  • Feb 22

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB
    With a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House, it appears likely that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first enacted in 1965 and re-authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, may…
Rank this Week: 665

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Feb 23

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine
    I had coffee with a local service provider last week. I am always up for meeting new people and it was the first time we had met. Our conversation went really well, but he mentioned he was very disappointed one...
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP
    We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...
  • Sep 9

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email
    I referenced WedPics' CEO/founder Justin Miller in my last blog post. He sends a monthly email to us. His emails serve 2 purposes: 1) Keeps Justin and WedPics top of mind 2) Shows off his continued success as he thinks...
Rank this Week: 732

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    How Sure Does an Expert Need to Be in a Maryland Personal Injury Cases?

    How Sure Does an Expert Need to Be in a Maryland Personal Injury Cases?
    In any serious personal injury case in Maryland, you need an expert to testify.  Are there some cases where the injury is so obvious that a medical expert is not required?  There may be.  But anyone willing to take that chance…
  • Feb 12

    Nerve Damage Causing Foot Drop After Total Hip Replacement

    Nerve Damage Causing Foot Drop After Total Hip Replacement
    Nearly a quarter of a million Americans undergo total hip replacement  surgery.  All of them do so reluctantly.  This invasive orthopedic surgery is a major operation.  Everyone agrees that there are unavoidable risks…
  • Feb 9

    Dog Breed May Affect Homeowner’s Insurance in Maryland

    Dog Breed May Affect Homeowner’s Insurance in Maryland
    Maryland made the right call by getting rid of the “one bit rule,” which created an assumption that dog owners know their dogs can bite.  In doing so, they effectively nixed a court ruling that said that Pit Bulls are…
Rank this Week: 637