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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

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

    Understand Your District Court Before Going to the PTAB

    Understand Your District Court Before Going to the PTAB
    A PTAB proceeding, such as an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”), Covered Business Method Review (“CBM”) or Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) is a powerful defensive strategy because of speed and cost. The business…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi
    While the rest of the country saw a year-over-year drop in patent cases during 2016, the Northern District saw an increase. According to the excellent data from Docket Navigator, the Northern District’s share of patent cases nearly…
  • Mar 22

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution
    T-Rex Prop. AB v. Adaptive Micro Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 5667, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2017) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendant Adaptive Micro Systems’ (“Adaptive”) motion to stay plaintiff T-Rex’s patent…
Rank this Week: 772

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Ask Cari: Questions on Divorce, Debt and Prenup

    Ask Cari: Questions on Divorce, Debt and Prenup
    Here are some recent answers from some questions I received on the Big D’s (Divorce, Debt, and Death): 1. What should people know when it comes to your spouse¹s debt when it comes to death or divorce? In most…
  • Mar 21

    Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017

    Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017
    I am speaking this morning to the Macon Co. Farm Bureau in Decatur, Illinois.  Here my Top 5 Legal Issues for 2017 (can you guess what they are?): The post Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017 appeared first on Rincker…
  • Mar 14

    Cari’s 6 Tips for Married Folk

    Cari’s 6 Tips for Married Folk
    I was recently interviewed regarding my “tips for married couples”.  I’m a single gal and have never been married myself; however, I feel like I’ve learned a lot about married from my chair as being a matrimonial…
Rank this Week: 760

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

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

    A Pair of Unbrotherly Business Altercations Go to Trial

    A Pair of Unbrotherly Business Altercations Go to Trial
    This week's New York Business Divorce features a pair of post-trial decisions by Justice Timothy Dufficy in two cases -- one seeking dissolution of an LLC, the other seeking to establish a de facto partnership -- both of which involved…
  • Mar 20

    When Love and Business Fail

    When Love and Business Fail
    The mix of romance and business partnership can prove toxic when one or the other fails, as illustrated in a case recently decided by Queens County Justice Dufficy in Shih v. Kim, highlighted in this week's New York Business Divorce. …
  • Mar 13

    Has New Jersey Gone Off Its DLOM Rocker?

    Has New Jersey Gone Off Its DLOM Rocker?
    New Jersey's approach to the marketability discount in statutory fair value cases has been called a "business appraiser's nightmare." A recent decision by a New Jersey trial court, in which it applied a 25% marketability discount to penalize…
Rank this Week: 658

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 907

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

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

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Mar 20

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Mar 13

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 791

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 605

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 650

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/
Rank this Week: 920

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 740

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Mar 26

    Considérations Fiscales pour l’Expansion des Entreprise

    Considérations Fiscales pour l’Expansion des Entreprise
    La planification fiscale est nécessaire pour assurer que votre entreprise est bien en conformité avec les réglementations dans tous les pays où elle exploite son savoir-faire. Il existe un certain nombre de…
  • Mar 25

    Boyer Law Firm, Ft. Lauderdale Floride

    Boyer Law Firm, Ft. Lauderdale Floride
    Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer, que nous serons à votre écoute à notre nouveau bureau de Ft. Lauderdale où nous continuerons à vous proposer des services juridiques dans la zone métropolitaine…
  • Mar 23

    Recevoir une Part d’Héritage d’une Succession Américaine

    Recevoir une Part d’Héritage d’une Succession Américaine
    Taxation d’un héritier français recevant une part d’héritage d’une succession américaine Vous héritez de vos parents résidents américains mais vous êtes français…
Rank this Week: 940

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    Divorce Malpractice Claim Fails Due to the Lack of Expert Testimony

    Divorce Malpractice Claim Fails Due to the Lack of Expert Testimony
    The plaintiff filed a malpractice claim against her divorce lawyers. However, her claim did not succeed because she did not provide expert testimony. That testimony, from a family law lawyer, would be necessary to show negligence. This is one…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyer Is Sued For Holding The File

    Lawyer Is Sued For Holding The File
    Lawyers have rights to hold the client’s file or other property as security for payment. Here the lawyer held on to a former divorce client’s file indefinitely. The client eventually sued the lawyer for legal malpractice –…
  • Mar 14

    ARDC Reprimands Lawyer who Issued Power of Attorney to Elderly Client’s “Friend.”

    ARDC Reprimands Lawyer who Issued Power of Attorney to Elderly Client’s “Friend.”
    http://www.iardc.org/HB_RB_Disp_Html.asp?id=12328 The ARDC has recently filed several elder abuse cases. This is one of those cases. According to the Review Board, the facts were as follows: Respondent graduated from law school in 1989. He…
Rank this Week: 709

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Mar 26

    Read All About It! NPR Discovers Age Discrimination

    Read All About It! NPR Discovers Age Discrimination
    A recent tweet from NPR’s reporter on aging, Ina Jaffe: “Age discrimination is real.” Isn’t it great that NPR has finally discovered that age discrimination is real? I’m an attorney and former judge who wrote a…
  • Mar 21

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case
    I write a lot about very bad court decisions. Here’s one from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch that rivals the very worst. Judge Gorsuch wrote a dissent in Transam Trucking, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board,…
  • Mar 3

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?
    Why is it left to the Attorney General of Illinois to address the national problem of blatant and destructive age discrimination in hiring? Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week warned six national career and job search companies…
Rank this Week: 613

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

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

    FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

    FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability
    FITWEL, a cost effective, high impact, health promoting building certification, may be the best thing since sliced bread. The well being of building occupants is increasingly being described as the number one driver of sustainability. In the…
  • Mar 19

    The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR

    The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR
    While much of the media hyperbole has focused on the Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget request of $5.7 Billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, a reduction of $2.6 billion, or 31%, from the 2017 level of funding, little…
  • Mar 12

    The First BREEAM USA Certification

    The First BREEAM USA Certification
    The Oaks, a 1.3 million square foot shopping mall located in Thousand Oaks, California, owned by Macerich is the first project achieve certification under the new BREEAM In-Use program for existing buildings. Macerich, a leading owner,…
Rank this Week: 932

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Discusses issues that affect consumer debtors considering filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Mar 26

    Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths About Filing Bankruptcy

    Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths About Filing Bankruptcy
    Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths about Filing Bankruptcy In every day life, nobody goes into a business venture or every day life thinking that they will have to someday talk to a Seattle bankruptcy attorney, however…
  • Mar 5

    How Can Bankruptcy Help You Keep Your Home?

    How Can Bankruptcy Help You Keep Your Home?
    How Can Bankruptcy Help You Keep Your Home? Filing for bankruptcy is not something that consumers initially set out to do or are thinking about when purchasing a home.  However if the economic circumstances of a borrower change,…
  • Jan 17

    Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?

    Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?
    If you feel threatened by debt collectors you would not be alone.  A recent survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) found that 1 in 4 consumers feel threated by debt collectors.  This is not…
Rank this Week: 644

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 26

    My Law Student is Smarter Than Your Bot

    My Law Student is Smarter Than Your Bot
    What are the outer limits to digitization and automation in the practice of law? This week I participated in a small writing workshop at Georgetown Law. A junior colleague presented a fascinating work-in-progress about robots (a/k/a…
  • Mar 20

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam
    Most readers of this blog will be familiar with the performance test (PT), a portion of the bar exam in 42 states and D.C. (Forty states use the Multistate Performance Test (MPT); examiners in Pennsylvania and California write and administer…
  • Mar 12

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty
    On Tuesday I received an event email from a bar association I was once a member of. The event was to serve as a forum for the deans from six local law schools. The next day, on International Women’s Day, I received an email from…
Rank this Week: 921

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

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

    NORTH JACKSONVILLE DRUG OPERATION ARRESTS 60

    NORTH JACKSONVILLE DRUG OPERATION ARRESTS 60
    JSO RELEASES DETAILS OF MONTH LONG DRUG OPERATION A recent News4Jax report gives details into a four month operation in the Oceanway area of Jacksonville’s Northside.  The operation targeted narcotics violations ranging from simple…
  • Mar 24

    JACKSONVILLE STOREOWNER ARRESTED, BONDS SET AT 1.5 MILLION

    JACKSONVILLE STOREOWNER ARRESTED, BONDS SET AT 1.5 MILLION
    RECENT NEWS REPORTS DETAIL THE RECENT ARREST OF WILLIAM SHEPARD ELLISON Ellison who owns Shep’s Discount Furniture on Normandy Boulevard and Shep’s Chicken and Auction House on Beaver Street, was in the news last year upon his…
  • Mar 10

    NORTH FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGGRESSIVELY TARGETING HEROIN DEALERS

    NORTH FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGGRESSIVELY TARGETING HEROIN DEALERS
    Recent Report States the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Continues to go after Heroin Dealers Aggressively A recent News4Jax story explains the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office attempt to reduce the amount of heroin overdoses in…
Rank this Week: 816

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

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

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie
    When a guardian is appointed for a person with a disability (the “ward”), the guardian is required to follow certain guidelines.  There are two types of guardianships in Illinois, and they each have different rules to follow.…
  • Mar 16

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney
    Many times clients will call our firm and state that they need a Power of Attorney for their elderly relative because he/she has dementia or some other condition which causes diminished capacity.  Unfortunately, depending on the…
  • Feb 24

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. The property…
Rank this Week: 742

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 25

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky
    I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law of all places. Even though it’s based in Kentucky, I am startled to see that perhaps Mark Brown missed this, in the wee…
  • Mar 11

    Shoutout to Fairfax

    Shoutout to Fairfax
    Our law firm has been in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia, since 2001. Before that, I worked a couple blocks from the White House. For the most part, we’ve handled federal law during that time. But increasingly, we are handling…
  • Feb 6

    How Old is that Old Charter?

    How Old is that Old Charter?
    The plaintiff in a would-be class action lawsuit against Sazerac voluntarily dismissed all his claims in late January, ending the litigation. The case (Parker v. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Inc. et al.) began in November of last year,…
Rank this Week: 728

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument
    Rather than grappling with the hard economic policy issues that patent exhaustion presents, the Justices were surprisingly quiet during Tuesday's oral argument in Impression v. Lexmark. I've previously discussed the Federal Circuit decision…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Survive

    Copyright Survive
    When I teach ProCD in my internet law class, I make two primary points. First, the case can't possible be right. Judge Easterbrook mangles UCC law and how the battle of the forms works. Second, the case can't possibly be wrong: companies have…
Rank this Week: 702

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

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

    Oregon selects 15 solar projects for development under Solar Development Incentive program

    Oregon selects 15 solar projects for development under Solar Development Incentive program
    At least 116 megawatts of new solar energy development will soon be underway in Oregon, supported by the state’s Solar Development Incentive (SDI) program. Oregon’s SDI program was approved by the 2016 legislature, and is intended…
  • Mar 14

    New Report Identifies Cleantech Market Opportunities in Southern California

    New Report Identifies Cleantech Market Opportunities in Southern California
    If you’re looking for a new cleantech startup idea, the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network (SD-REIN) recently released a report that identifies cleantech market opportunities in the Southern California region. The report,…
  • Feb 21

    California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

    California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session
    February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. The Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout the two-year…
Rank this Week: 978

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Mar 24

    DOJ Investigating How Much Large Health Insurers Charge Medicaid

    DOJ Investigating How Much Large Health Insurers Charge Medicaid
    Based on documents from a qui tam lawsuit filed against numerous health insurance companies, it is clear that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into allegations that major health insurers in the U.S. are overcharging Medicare. These…
  • Mar 17

    Federal Whistleblower Laws May Preempt Attorney-Client Privilege

    Federal Whistleblower Laws May Preempt Attorney-Client Privilege
    There was an unexpected outcome in the unique case of Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., et al., when a federal judge in the Northern District of California ruled the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts’ whistleblower protections…
  • Mar 10

    Whistleblowers Can Gather Confidential Company Document

    Whistleblowers Can Gather Confidential Company Document
    The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California granted whistleblowers a significant victory this year. In the case of Erhart v. BofI Holdings, Inc., the district court found an employee’s confidentiality agreement with…
Rank this Week: 847

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Mar 24

    The Dos and Don’ts of Filing a Discrimination Case

    The Dos and Don’ts of Filing a Discrimination Case
    The State of New Jersey has one of the most robust anti-discrimination laws in the entire country. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) offers protection against termination, harassment, and unfair hiring or employment practices…
  • Mar 21

    Week Ending 3/17/17: O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy

    Week Ending 3/17/17: O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 17, 2017 By Adam Schorr O'Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4392 (1st Cir. March 3, 2017) I have long been a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma and…
  • Mar 20

    Jury Hits Walmart with $5.5 M Penalty for Retaliating Against Employee Complaint

    Jury Hits Walmart with $5.5 M Penalty for Retaliating Against Employee Complaint
    Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and more. But the laws go beyond simply saying that this type of discrimination can’t take place: it also creates a remedy for…
Rank this Week: 681

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 801

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Mar 24

    New Anonymous Whistle-Blower Tool Launched By The European Commission

    New Anonymous Whistle-Blower Tool Launched By The European Commission
    On March 16, 2017, the European Commission (“EC”) introduced a new tool to make it easier for individuals to alert the EC about competition law violations, mainly secret cartels, while maintaining the anonymity of the…
  • Mar 21

    Two Noerr-Pennington Rulings Affirm Narrow Scope Of Immunity

    Two Noerr-Pennington Rulings Affirm Narrow Scope Of Immunity
    Associate Elena Kamenir and Partners Russell Cohen and Richard Goldstein published an article discussing the scope of antitrust petitioning immunity in light of recent FTC and First Circuit opinions that addressed the Noerr-Pennington…
  • Mar 17

    Changes to the UK’s Regime for Antitrust Damages Actions to Implement the EU Damages Directive

    Changes to the UK’s Regime for Antitrust Damages Actions to Implement the EU Damages Directive
    Regulations implementing EU Directive 2014/104 (the “Damages Directive”) have come into force in the UK. The Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments…
Rank this Week: 930

Everyday Law

Everyday Law

By RocketLawyer.

http://blog.rocketlawyer.com/
  • Mar 24

    Tax Season: How to file an extension

    Tax Season: How to file an extension
    Are you stressing about not getting your tax return done in time? The IRS does allow you to file an extension. We provide a step-by-step process to help. The post Tax Season: How to file an extension appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.
  • Mar 22

    Attorney stories: meet Amanda Gordon

    Attorney stories: meet Amanda Gordon
    Our On-Call attorneys are an experienced and diverse group of lawyers, who are committed to our mission of making law simple and affordable. These stories are a little peek into […] The post Attorney stories: meet Amanda Gordon…
  • Mar 20

    Tax season: How to survive being audited by the IRS

    Tax season: How to survive being audited by the IRS
    It’s tax season again, which for most of us means a few hours of hunting down our W-2s and hoping for a nice refund. Once you’ve filed, you’re off the […] The post Tax season: How to survive being audited by the IRS…
Rank this Week: 663

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Persons Firm, LLC.

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

    Is a Georgia Doctor Liable for Failing to Properly Diagnose a Suicidal Patient?

    Is a Georgia Doctor Liable for Failing to Properly Diagnose a Suicidal Patient?
    Mental illness is a serious problem for many Georgia residents. Tragically, many people do not get the care they need until it is too late. In some cases, mental health care providers are negligent in failing to take immediate action to…
  • Mar 17

    Georgia Justices Reject Emotional Distress Claim Over Mishandling of Child’s Remain

    Georgia Justices Reject Emotional Distress Claim Over Mishandling of Child’s Remain
    An often overlooked element of many personal injury cases is the emotional harm sustained by the victim. Georgia courts have long recognized “negligent infliction of emotional distress” as a tort, but recovery is generally limited…
  • Mar 10

    Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Pitbull Attack

    Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Pitbull Attack
    When is a dog owner legally responsible for an attack that injures someone else? Georgia law states that anyone who “keeps a vicious or dangerous animal” is liable for “careless management” of said animal. The question…
Rank this Week: 639

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?
    New York State Department of Labor Misclassification of Workers Blog Series That was the issue in the recent New York Third Department Appellate Division decision In the Matter of TMR Security Consultants Inc., [Commissioner of Labor] Decided…
  • Feb 26

    New York Department of Labor Audit Lawyer – Is a writer an employee or a freelance contractor?

    New York Department of Labor Audit Lawyer – Is a writer an employee or a freelance contractor?
    That was the question In The Matter of Gregory A. Mitchell v. The Nation Co. LTD Partners, [Commissioner of Labor], 2016 WL 7469461 (Ny. Sup. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 29, 2016). The Appellate Division for the Third Department reversed the…
  • Dec 12

    Are Drivers Independent Contractors or Employees?

    Are Drivers Independent Contractors or Employees?
    Our New York Misclassification Attorney discusses a recent court decision that addresses that question. A group of FedEx Ground drivers (“Plaintiffs”) alleged that they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of…
Rank this Week: 785

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

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

    Most Common Workplace Injuries For Women

    Most Common Workplace Injuries For Women
    Men suffer more workplace injuries than women, but millions of women are joining the workforce in traditionally male-dominated jobs every year. And according to data from the Department of Labor, 57.2 percent of the 128 million working age…
  • Mar 8

    Crane Accidents and How to Prevent Them

    Crane Accidents and How to Prevent Them
    Dozens of construction workers are injured in crane accidents annually in the United States. Injuries and fatalities occur among the men and women operating the cranes as well as to workers and others on the ground. Crane accidents and…
  • Mar 7

    Construction at Amherst College’s New Science Center Will Double As Workplace Safety Project

    Construction at Amherst College’s New Science Center Will Double As Workplace Safety Project
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with Barr & Barr Inc, a construction management company, to use the construction of Amherst College’s New Science Center as a model for workplace safety. Barr…
Rank this Week: 890

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    Different Ways to Title Property in Estate Planning

    Different Ways to Title Property in Estate Planning
    When titling property pertaining to estate planning, there are many considerations to make in order to properly distribute assets and property to your loved ones upon your death. Depending upon your estate planning measures, you make seek to…
  • Mar 22

    Overzealous Powers of Attorney and How to Handle Them

    Overzealous Powers of Attorney and How to Handle Them
    When determining how you want your estate and assets administered upon your death, it is also important to consider how you want decisions made in the event that you cannot make them for yourself. Naming a power of attorney has a number of…
  • Mar 18

    Understanding Elder Law Estate Planning – Trusts and Tax Reporting

    Understanding Elder Law Estate Planning – Trusts and Tax Reporting
    If you are the beneficiary of a trust, there are a number of considerations you should be making when filing your taxes. When filing taxes each year, you should determine how much of your trust distributions made throughout the year will be…
Rank this Week: 781

North Carolina Product Liability…

North Carolina Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Clay Hodges of Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP.

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

    Fosamax Users With Femur Breaks Win Appeal, Lawsuits Restored

    Fosamax Users With Femur Breaks Win Appeal, Lawsuits Restored
    Osteoporosis is a disease where the human body’s bones become weaker. It is a common issue with women who have gone through menopause. The drug company Merck developed a drug called Fosamax (alendronate) hoping to prevent and…
  • Mar 21

    Depuy Files Appeal of $502 Million Depuy Pinnacle Verdict

    Depuy Files Appeal of $502 Million Depuy Pinnacle Verdict
      I will not forget my first jury trial. It was many years ago, not long after I graduated from law school, and let’s just say I was in over my head a bit. It was a simple car crash case. I represented a driver who was rear-ended…
  • Mar 15

    Depuy ASR Artificial Hip Settlement Deadlines Extended

    Depuy ASR Artificial Hip Settlement Deadlines Extended
    Some late-breaking news: The Depuy ASR Settlement Agreement has been extended to cover injured people who received a revision surgery after January 31, 2015. The extension was announced yesterday. Here’s how it works: if you received a…
Rank this Week: 619

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Mar 24

    Could Carlsbad Lifeguards Reduce Drowning Risks?

    Could Carlsbad Lifeguards Reduce Drowning Risks?
    While beaches in Carlsbad and Oceanside are popular throughout the year, these beaches grow particularly crowded during the summer when the risk of a drowning accident increases. According to a recent article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, a…
  • Mar 17

    Proposed Brain Injury Legislation Could Help San Marcos Resident

    Proposed Brain Injury Legislation Could Help San Marcos Resident
    If you or someone you love recently sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in San Marcos, you likely have many questions about how you will get medical care. Currently, regional disability services are not available to victims of TBIs when…
  • Mar 14

    Anatomy of an Escondido Bicycle Injury Claim

    Anatomy of an Escondido Bicycle Injury Claim
    Eric S. is an avid triathlete. In his early 50s, he is a top age group finisher in the triathlons he enters. To train, he spends many weekly hours on his bike on North County roads. It’s not uncommon for him to ride from his home in San…
Rank this Week: 784

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    The Last Mile Radio Show

    The Last Mile Radio Show
    TLM participant Chris SchuhmakerLast week, SiriusXM announced a new documentary about life behind bars in California's San Quentin penitentiary. The Last Mile Radio focuses on the "tech accelerator" program at the prison that teaches inmates…
  • Feb 28

    International Divorce

    International Divorce
    As the mobility of our population increases while the divorce rate creeps ever-higher, cases involving more than one country or more than one set of laws are becoming common.Over the years our law firm has represented clients with connections…
  • Feb 22

    Oakland County Marijuana Dispensaries Beware

    Oakland County Marijuana Dispensaries Beware
    Ever since Michigan passed the medical marijuana act back in 2008, any lawyer truly in the loop of the new law would advice clients that pot dispensaries are illegal. Different county prosecutors handled the new and innovative law in…
Rank this Week: 580

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 24

    “The freezing trucker” and Gorsuch’s heart of ice: A micro-fiction

    “The freezing trucker” and Gorsuch’s heart of ice: A micro-fiction
    It was a bleak and frigid night on I-88 somewhere in northern Illinois. The icy wind whipped across the flatlands, grazing the endless rows of white, brittle remains of last year’s corn crop. The only place to be…
  • Mar 24

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Franchisors received some encouraging news this week from President Trump’s Acting Solicitor General, Nicholas Geale. Mr. Geale says that he prefers not to bring enforcement actions based on a theory that franchisors and franchisees are…
  • Mar 22

    It’s OFCCP audit time! Six questions contractors should ask themselve

    It’s OFCCP audit time! Six questions contractors should ask themselve
    Louise Davies is an Affirmative Action Paralegal in Constangy’s Winston-Salem, North Carolina, office. For more than 15 years, she has helped employers develop affirmative action plans and respond to audits and on-site investigations by…
Rank this Week: 731

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Singapore cybersecurity – new amendments introduce four key change

    Singapore cybersecurity – new amendments introduce four key change
    Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has announced amendments to the Republic’s cybersecurity laws, i.e. the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA), after a series of high-profile cyberattacks in recent years. The Computer…
  • Mar 24

    Event: Cybersecurity Updates in the Financial Services Sector – April 6, 2017

    Event: Cybersecurity Updates in the Financial Services Sector – April 6, 2017
    Please join us for a 40-minute briefing on the latest developments in cybersecurity and what the financial services sector needs to know in order to comply. There are new regulatory initiatives at the international, US national and…
  • Mar 20

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law
    Earlier this year, a Canadian trial court ruled that Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) has extra-territorial application and restricts the dissemination of personal information…
Rank this Week: 944

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

Covers banking, finance and insurance law in South Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Punctuation matter

    Punctuation matter
    In Maine, USA, the interpretation of a state law involving overtime pay revolved around the use of the Oxford comma. What is the Oxford comma? The Oxford comma comes before the last item in a list of 3 or more things, usually to resolve…
  • Mar 22

    Setting aside arbitrator’s award for going beyond the dispute

    Setting aside arbitrator’s award for going beyond the dispute
    Arbitration clauses must be construed liberally to give effect to their essential purpose which is to resolve legal disputes arising from commercial relationships before privately agreed tribunals, instead of through the courts. When business…
  • Mar 21

    Failure of PI insured to report potential malpractice suit (US)

    Failure of PI insured to report potential malpractice suit (US)
    The question debated in a claim under a lawyers’ professional indemnity policy was whether the attorneys could have reasonably expected the underlying malpractice action and should have reported it to their insurers. The insurers argued…
Rank this Week: 941

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

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

    Pension Blog Turns 11 On Same Day As National Fiduciary Day

    Pension Blog Turns 11 On Same Day As National Fiduciary Day
    Last year, I celebrated a decade of posting investment governance insights to Pension Risk Matters. This year, I have two reasons to say "hooray." March 23 marks the eleventh year of posting analyses, research updates and essays about…
  • Mar 6

    Are You Stressed Out?

    Are You Stressed Out?
    For anyone who is stressed out and needs a literary cupcake or other type of relaxing break, check out my new inspirational gift book. I hope you enjoy The Big Squeeze: Hugs & Inspirations For Every Grown-Up Who Loves Teddy…
  • Feb 28

    Can A Retirement Plan Have Too Much Risk Management?

    Can A Retirement Plan Have Too Much Risk Management?
    The issue of excess has been on my mind lately, mostly focused on my fragrance collection but now expanding to the topic of investment risk management. More specifically, as I continue to lead workshops about retirement plan risk management…
Rank this Week: 750

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

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

    What To Do Following A Car Accident

    What To Do Following A Car Accident
    You never want to get into one. You drive to avoid them and are constantly on the lookout, but in many instances a car accident is unavoidable throughout your lifetime of driving. This is especially true in Southern California where you drive…
  • Mar 21

    Commerce Wrong-Way Driver Accident Kills Three

    Commerce Wrong-Way Driver Accident Kills Three
    Early on the morning of March 12, 2017, at approximately 5:20 am, a Mini Cooper entered the freeway in Commerce driving the wrong direction. According to the California Highway Patrol, it then ran head-on into a van. According to KTLA, just…
  • Feb 24

    Perris, California Woman Killed in Blythe Truck Accident

    Perris, California Woman Killed in Blythe Truck Accident
    A young woman from Perris, California who was injured in a truck accident on the I10 Freeway in Blythe on Monday, later died on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  The Riverside County Coroner’s Office stated that Barbara Emard, just 28…
Rank this Week: 582

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Mar 23

    Don't Plead Guilty at Arrignment

    Don't Plead Guilty at Arrignment
    Don’t Plead Guilty at Arraignment I recently wrote a blog entitled: “Don’t Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment”. It has received more views in the last year than any other article I wrote. The point of…
  • Mar 19

    Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Case

    Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Case
    Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases Winning in criminal defense takes a variety of different forms. First, a dismissal of all of the charges is the best example of a “win”. I have had a great deal of success in getting…
  • Jan 30

    Once Reduced, A Felony is a Misdemeanor for All Purpose

    Once Reduced, A Felony is a Misdemeanor for All Purpose
    Once a Felony is Reduced to a Misdemeanor, it is a Misdemeanor for “All Purposes” If you have been convicted of a felony in California, there is a good chance that the felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor under…
Rank this Week: 662

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

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

    New Mexico’s Current Hit-and-Run Law

    New Mexico’s Current Hit-and-Run Law
    Every state has a law that details the repercussions for drivers who leave the scene of an accident without rendering assistance to others involved in it. Broadly speaking, an accident is characterized as a hit-and-run if a driver is involved…
  • Mar 23

    State Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Plaintiff Arguing Against Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Lawsuit

    State Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Plaintiff Arguing Against Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court in the State of Rhode Island recently released an opinion in a lawsuit stemming from a two-vehicle crash that injured a school crossing guard. According to the court’s opinion, the plaintiff was standing at her post as…
  • Mar 7

    Court Allows Plaintiff’s Case Against Employer after Drunk Driving Accident Involving Employee

    Court Allows Plaintiff’s Case Against Employer after Drunk Driving Accident Involving Employee
    Earlier this year, a state appellate court issued a written opinion discussing the negligent entrustment theory of liability. The plaintiff in the case was a man who was injured when a drunk driver struck him while he was driving. The…
Rank this Week: 717

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 770

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?
    Does the immigration status of someone injured in a car accident prohibit the person from filing a lawsuit to recover for damages? No. The United States Constitution guarantees all “persons” due process, regardless of immigration…
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?
    Does the immigration status of someone injured in a car accident prohibit the person from filing a lawsuit to recover for damages? No. The United States Constitution guarantees all “persons” due process, regardless of immigration…
  • Mar 21

    Washington Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Device

    Washington Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Device
    A Washington state measure to ban holding a phone while driving passed in the House a day after a similar measure passed in the Senate. House Bill 1371 received a 52-45 vote in the Democratic-controlled House Tuesday. Democratic Rep. Jessyn…
Rank this Week: 627

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith
    In Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co. of Miss., 497 S.W.3d 733 (Ky. 2016), the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the first substantive insurance bad faith case to come before it in ten years.  In the September 22, 2016, decision,…
  • Aug 15

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association
    On Monday, August 15, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak to the Marshall County Bar Association about insurance bad faith law in Kentucky. The seminar is at 12:00 p.m. in the Marshall County Judicial Building, Grand Jury Room, 80…
  • Aug 3

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Jessamine County Bar Association

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Jessamine County Bar Association
    On August 3, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak about Insurance Bad Faith to members of the Jessamine County Bar Association. The seminar is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Polvino Family Art Center located at 109 South Main…
Rank this Week: 814

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 900

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

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

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case
    In SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., the United States Supreme Court held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for patent infringement damages brought within U.S.C…
  • Mar 16

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?
    I’ve written on numerous occasions in the past about celebrities who registered their own names as trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just the other week, I wrote about how UFC superstar Conor McGregor had…
  • Mar 9

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2
    The City of New York has reignited the battle over the trademark TAVERN ON THE GREEN. Last month the City of New York filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Tavern on the Green International LLC, the successor-in-interest to…
Rank this Week: 657

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia work accidents and workers' compensation laws. By J. Franklin Burns P.C.

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

    Employers May Contest Injured Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Application

    Employers May Contest Injured Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Application
    The Georgia workers’ compensation program is designed to allow for injured workers to obtain temporary benefits while they recover from their injuries. However, in some cases, an injured worker’s employer contests that the injury…
  • Mar 14

    Construction Accident Claims One Worker’s Life, OSHA Investigate

    Construction Accident Claims One Worker’s Life, OSHA Investigate
    Earlier this month, a New Jersey man was killed when he was struck by a piece of construction equipment while on a New York job-site. According to one local news report covering the tragic accident, at around 4:20 in the afternoon a load fell…
  • Mar 7

    Georgia School Workers Have a Difficult Time Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Georgia School Workers Have a Difficult Time Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    The Georgia workers’ compensation program is designed to provide temporary benefits to injured workers while they recover from an on-the-job injury. In theory, the program works well for both employees – who do not have to about…
Rank this Week: 581