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Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jul 24

    Identifying and Countering Fake News: New Study Published

    Identifying and Countering Fake News: New Study Published
    Fake news has become a controversial topic, with media organizations, scholars, and even the President of the United States debating the issue. However, it’s not clear what counts as “fake news.” This makes it difficult to…
  • Apr 4

    The Slants Visit Arizona Law

    The Slants Visit Arizona Law
    The Slants – the first and only Asian-American dance rock band in the world, and Supreme Court litigants in Lee v. Tam – are coming to Tucson! Founder and bassist Simon Tam will give a public talk at 12:00PM on Thursday,…
  • Feb 24

    The Arizona Board of Regents Get an F in FOIA Law

    The Arizona Board of Regents Get an F in FOIA Law
    My home institution is undergoing a presidential search right now. Today, I heard a puzzling story during the local segment of my NPR station: The 27-person presidential search committee has interviewed prospective candidates for president of…
Rank this Week: 787

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://wisblawg.law.wisc.edu/
  • Jul 24

    Welcome to Emma Babler, UW Law Library’s newest librarian!

    Welcome to Emma Babler, UW Law Library’s newest librarian!
    The UW Law Library is pleased to announce our newest law librarian: Emma Babler. Emma will be our new Reference and Technology Librarian, where she will be tasked with assisting students, staff, and anyone who asks a question! Emma comes to…
  • Jun 30

    A small but critical change on Congress.gov

    A small but critical change on Congress.gov
      Congress.Gov announced yesterday that with their new version of searching, users will now get slightly different results. The reason? The default operator is now AND and not OR. So, as Congress.Gov’s post points out, a search for…
  • May 25

    New Tool Compares County Criminal Justice Statistics for Wisconsin and Other State

    New Tool Compares County Criminal Justice Statistics for Wisconsin and Other State
    Earlier this week, the nonprofit Measures for Justice launched an amazing new data portal “to assess and compare the criminal justice process from arrest to post-conviction on a county-by-county basis. The data set comprises measures…
Rank this Week: 676

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Jul 24

    Special Considerations Same-Sex Couples Face in Divorce

    Special Considerations Same-Sex Couples Face in Divorce
    The legal landscape on marriage and divorce for same-sex couples has changed dramatically over the past few years. Until very recently, 2015 to be precise, marriage between same-sex couples was not legal nationwide. Thirty-seven states…
  • Jul 19

    Divorcing without Conflict

    Divorcing without Conflict
    Separating divorce from the notions of courtroom disputes and drawn-out litigation is hard to do. As this depiction is really the only one that is written about or appears on television. Obviously, if a couple chooses to divorce, the…
  • Jul 11

    The Impact of Drug Use on Divorce

    The Impact of Drug Use on Divorce
    The number of issues that can potentially end a marriage are wide and vast, but one issue is particularly known to wreak havoc on all relationships – drug and alcohol abuse. Individuals caught in the cycle of addiction can pose a safety…
Rank this Week: 853

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    This is Why the Number of Employees You Have Matters in Employment Law

    This is Why the Number of Employees You Have Matters in Employment Law
    There are many confusing aspects of employment law — not the least of which is that certain laws only apply to employers of a certain size. For example, the federal age discrimination law, ADEA, only applies to a business if it has…
  • Jul 17

    The One Area of Connecticut Law Employers Love (For Now)

    The One Area of Connecticut Law Employers Love (For Now)
      Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a surprising (at least to me) article about how Idaho has implemented a legal framework that gives employers a great deal of flexibility in an area getting a good deal more publicity of late:…
  • Jun 29

    Want to Help Refugees? You Can Always Hire One. Legally.

    Want to Help Refugees? You Can Always Hire One. Legally.
    Over the last few months, I’ve had a few opportunities to use my legal background to help shed some light on refugee resettlement. Back in February, I helped Connecticut lawyers introduce and sponsor a resolution at the American Bar…
Rank this Week: 782

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    It's alive

    It's alive
    Do you know who (or what) you are?  Do you have a name?  An identity?  Are you animal or vegetable?  The thing is that most everyone is someone (or something). Their parents knew they were someone when they were born and…
  • Jul 17

    Who are you?

    Who are you?
    The other day I was pursuing the Drudge Report and found an article that noted that Steve Curry would not visit the White House if he were invited.  The first thought I had was "Who does this Steve Curry guy think he is?"  I'm…
  • Jul 10

    It's called rope

    It's called rope
    Today, as I was pursuing the news feeds, I came across an article about rope.  Well, not rope, per se, but rope as in one group dolling out enough rope for another group to hang it's collective self.  Seems the democratic party has…
Rank this Week: 805

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 702

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Renewal Option Language Often Overlooked

    Renewal Option Language Often Overlooked
    Tenants don’t often spend a lot of time on the renewal option provisions of commercial leases during negotiations. Though these provisions are seem to be for the tenants’ benefit, many tenants are satisfied that the lease provides…
  • Jul 17

    Specialty Stores Becoming Highly Specialized

    Specialty Stores Becoming Highly Specialized
    Perhaps I haven’t been paying attention but sometime over the last, oh I don’t know how many years, local, and some national stores, have become highly specialized. Maybe not so much here in South Florida, but certainly in New…
  • Jul 10

    E-Mail Scam/Wire Fraud Hits Close to Home

    E-Mail Scam/Wire Fraud Hits Close to Home
    The scammers and fraudsters are alive and active. The Boards of Realtors, Title Companies, Bar Associations and local and national news media have all written warnings.  Frequently.  I have even written about it (see my blog HERE).…
Rank this Week: 800

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
  • Jun 9

    On Its Own Motion

    On Its Own Motion
    While most decisions rendered by the Surrogate’s Court result from an affirmative request for relief, occasionally the court will address an issue on its own motion when justice or the exercise of its inherent or statutory power…
  • Apr 28

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice
    In Gersh v. Nixon Peabody, LLP, the court addressed a legal malpractice claim brought by a decedent's surviving spouse in connection with the couple's estate planning. After settling a claim with the decedent's children from a prior marriage…
Rank this Week: 751

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

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

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Jul 24

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond
    A free clinic in Richmond will offer legal advice to veterans on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will be available to advise any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran in several areas of law, including family…
  • Jul 24

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond
    A free clinic in Richmond will offer legal advice to veterans on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will be available to advise any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran in several areas of law, including family…
  • Jul 21

    Discounts for vacation

    Discounts for vacation
    It’s not too late to plan the perfect summer vacation! Your Beneplace discount website has great savings on car rentals, cruise vacations, hotel rates and more. Browse the “Travel” category on the site to view and compare…
Rank this Week: 600

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 24

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers July/August 2017

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers July/August 2017
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueElectronic evidence – Stephen Mason and George Weir describe the various mechanisms by which electronic evidence is adducedRobot lawyers – Casey…
  • Jul 23

    News Essentials: 24th July 2017

    News Essentials: 24th July 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSInternational meeting addresses domestic / family violence and the 1980 Child Abduction ConventionNew Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b) developed. Full…
  • Jul 20

    The old, the new, and the Scottish

    The old, the new, and the Scottish
    My posts this week on  Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included another couple of old cases, a Scottish pension sharing case and some thoughts as to why so many are dissatisfied with their experience of the…
Rank this Week: 753

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jul 24

    Big Box Store Scores a Big Win

    Big Box Store Scores a Big Win
    Box stores won a victory in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, recently. With the assistance of Henderson Franklin’s Summer Associate Kristen Schalter, we wanted to share the facts and impact of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Forbes/Cohen…
  • Jul 13

    Fight for Your Right

    Fight for Your Right
    According to The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition, the word “fight” has several meanings, including [t]o stand up against something or assert oneself.” Recently, as a nation, we celebrated the 241st…
  • Jul 6

    Negligent Security Claims: Reducing Liability for Association

    Negligent Security Claims: Reducing Liability for Association
    In recent years, Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations have become a target for negligent security lawsuits and claims. Typically, a resident or guest of an Association is a victim of a violent crime and the crime victim later sues…
Rank this Week: 607

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jul 23

    Derivatives, Practically Speaking

    Derivatives, Practically Speaking
    The Third Edition of “Practical Derivatives, A Transactional Approach” edited by London-based Mayer Brown attorneys Edmund Parker and Marcin Prezanowski and published by Globe Law and Business (www.globelawandbusiness.com), is the third…
  • Jul 16

    Arbitrate This!

    Arbitrate This!
    Last week's issuance of a final arbitration rule by the CFPB provoked various reactions throughout the financial services world. Among the more amusing were those of long-time BLB favorite, Dorsey & Whitney partner Joe Lynyak. In a client…
  • Jul 9

    A Ruling That Raises As Many Questions As It Answer

    A Ruling That Raises As Many Questions As It Answer
    For those readers who've been following the saga of Colorado's Fourth Corner Credit Union, a state-chartered credit union that was formed to serve marijuana businesses operating "legally" under Colorado law (albeit illegally under…
Rank this Week: 655

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 23

    The 2017 Real Winners at the World Series of Poker (London Calling, Again)

    The 2017 Real Winners at the World Series of Poker (London Calling, Again)
    The main event of the World Series of Poker has completed: 7,221 ponied up $10,000 to enter. The final nine players began competing on Thursday; last night the winner was crowned. How much of his winnings does he get to keep? And why are four…
  • Jul 15

    “I Ain’t Got It, So You Can’t Get It” Doesn’t Generally Apply to the IRS

    “I Ain’t Got It, So You Can’t Get It” Doesn’t Generally Apply to the IRS
    Ain’t never gave nothin to me But everytime I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin something from me I ain’t go it so you can’t get it… So goes part of the lyrics of “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by…
  • Jul 15

    The IRS Gives Good Suggestions on Handling an IRS Notice

    The IRS Gives Good Suggestions on Handling an IRS Notice
    Earlier this week the IRS sent out “Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice:” Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice The IRS mails millions of letters every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Keep the…
Rank this Week: 608

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 672

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Jul 22

    Direct Examination in Child Custody Trial

    Direct Examination in Child Custody Trial
    There are various ways to approach a child custody case. For some parents, the best solution to negotiating things like parenting time, visitation, and custody, will be to consider an amicable approach featuring settlement negotiations,…
  • Jul 13

    TEN NEW YORK DIVORCE FAQS

    TEN NEW YORK DIVORCE FAQS
    Addressing your Most Frequently Asked Divorce Questions As a divorce attorney, I do my best to keep my clients informed and educated about each step of their divorce procedure. Often, this means answering some of the most common questions…
  • Jul 5

    Who Is Responsible for Student-Loan Debt in New York Divorce Proceedings?

    Who Is Responsible for Student-Loan Debt in New York Divorce Proceedings?
    When a marriage is ending, unless there is a valid agreement between the parties, it is left up to the judge to determine the financial responsibilities of the parties in what they call in New York equitable distribution. In most cases, this…
Rank this Week: 700

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Virginia drug defense – The hype of no suspended driving for a marijuana 251

    Virginia drug defense – The hype of no suspended driving for a marijuana 251
    Virginia 251 dispositions for drug and marijuana possession are not necessarily the panacea that numerous police, prosecutor and judges elevate them to be. Talk is abuzz about a July 1, 2017, Virginia law change that no longer requires a…
  • Jul 19

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four
    John Coltrane (above playing “Alabama”, after the 1963 Birmingham church bombing) has inspired me for years to pursue beyond the seeming limits of possibility. I have searched him out through his music, at the house where he lived…
  • Jul 17

    Do not let iPhones & Chinese manufactured laptops obscure the Tiananmen Square massacre

    Do not let iPhones & Chinese manufactured laptops obscure the Tiananmen Square massacre
    The Chinese government's June 3-4, 1989 massacre of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing's Tiananmen Square left an indelible mark on me. Yet, as time marches on, I myself lost track of the anniversary of this Chinese…
Rank this Week: 635

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Story of O.J.

    The Story of O.J.
    Jay-Z's new song is my favorite in years.Early era rough samples.And lyrics that speak truth.Big "T" Truth.Over the last two decades, you sort of lose interest in Jay-Z.  There is so much filler and over the top posturing, the same as…
  • Jul 21

    Hobb

    Hobb
    From above, it looks as if the ground may be covered green.But that fool's gold.Walking up close, you see the real.  A thousand islands of clumps of green and brown.Clumps of vegetation.Nothing but bare dirt in-between.You learn to walk…
  • Jul 10

    What False Allegations Can Do

    What False Allegations Can Do
    One of the greatest movies of all time.So sad.A movie about a false allegation gone so wrong.
Rank this Week: 715

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Jul 21

    After Quadruple Amputee Verdict, Wisconsin Rules Cap on Non-Economic Damages Unconstitutional

    After Quadruple Amputee Verdict, Wisconsin Rules Cap on Non-Economic Damages Unconstitutional
    An appeals court in Wisconsin ruled in favor of overturning the state’s $750,000 non-economic damages cap, with Judge Joan Kessler saying that a “cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages always reduces…
  • Jul 13

    412 People Charged in Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in U.S. History

    412 People Charged in Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in U.S. History
    “Health care fraud is a reprehensible crime,” said Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson. “It not only represents a theft from taxpayers who fund these vital programs, but impacts the millions of…
  • Jun 29

    The Protecting Access to Care Act Barely Passes the House

    The Protecting Access to Care Act Barely Passes the House
    In a House vote yesterday, H.R. 1215, also known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, passed by an extremely close margin of 218 – 210. With such questionable support, patient advocates and all of us who fight to uphold the 7th…
Rank this Week: 694

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 703

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 659

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Three Individuals Hit by Vehicle While Crossing the Street in Oakland

    Three Individuals Hit by Vehicle While Crossing the Street in Oakland
    Two young women and a 5-year-old boy were struck by a vehicle while walking in an Oakland crosswalk in mid-July. A surveillance video at a nearby restaurant recorded the accident that took place at the intersection of Fruitvale and Brookdale.…
  • Jul 19

    Tenants’ Rights and Limitations Regarding Airbnb

    Tenants’ Rights and Limitations Regarding Airbnb
    San Francisco is a popular place. People from all of the U.S. and the world flock there for the food, culture, and beautiful views. As a tenant with some extra space in San Francisco, you may consider renting out a bed, couch, or floor space…
  • Jul 17

    Helping Your Elderly Loved One Transition to a Nursing Home

    Helping Your Elderly Loved One Transition to a Nursing Home
    The day may come when you have to help your elderly parents move into a nursing home. You may have struggled against this decision for quite some time, or your mom or dad may have resisted the idea of losing his or her independence. However,…
Rank this Week: 771

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

Law Firm Business Development Advice and Discussion. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jul 21

    WSJ: Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers?

    WSJ: Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers?
    Wall Street Journal You have NO IDEA how much I nodded my head when picking up this morning’s Wall Street Journal and seeing reporter Sara Randazzo’s article on Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers? It has seemingly been a huge…
  • Jul 17

    LP Magazine – Evaluate Your Networking: See and Be Seen

    LP Magazine – Evaluate Your Networking: See and Be Seen
    ABA Law Practice Magazine Ah, the ancient art of face-to-face. Ironically, it is still perhaps the greatest business development tool known to man (and woman). Yet, as we seemingly get busier and busier each day, face time has been replaced…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference: Twitter in the Court — Social Media Issues for Judges, Lawyer

    2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference: Twitter in the Court — Social Media Issues for Judges, Lawyer
    If you are a Judge or attorney fascinated (or at least feeling like you need to know this stuff) by the world of social media, consider attending the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference on April 19, 2017 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn…
Rank this Week: 664

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Non-competition agreements: Ensuring enforceability

    Non-competition agreements: Ensuring enforceability
    A non-competition agreement raises state-law public policy concerns. As a result, states often restrict the scope of non-competition agreements before they will enforce them. The protectable interests that states will recognize, the rules of…
  • Jul 7

    The importance of reading the document

    The importance of reading the document
    One of the most important things lawyers and clients should do in every merger & acquisition transaction is to read the documents, and be clear on the central facts of their transaction. This seems so profoundly simple and obvious that it…
  • Jul 5

    Data breaches and due diligence

    Data breaches and due diligence
    Chances are that you or someone you know has been the victim of a data breach. The high number of cyberattacks and data breaches, now reported almost daily, calls attention to the importance of addressing these areas in the due diligence…
Rank this Week: 834

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit
    Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the…
  • Jul 11

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay
    The image of Mexicans in Florida is usually framed around the immigration debate raging in our country currently. But the Mexican influence and presence in Florida goes far beyond migrant workers picking crops in Homestead and elsewhere in…
  • Jun 2

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked
    Join us on Thursday, June 15th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for an in-depth webinar as Philip R. Stein, a partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Practice, and Ray Vasquez, a director in Enterprise Risk Management’s Cybersecurity and IT…
Rank this Week: 792

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jul 21

    ExxonMobil Fined Two Million Dollars for Two Milliliters of Ink.

    ExxonMobil Fined Two Million Dollars for Two Milliliters of Ink.
    ABOVE: Igor Sechint Yesterday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced that it was fining ExxonMobil $2 million in connection with contracts signed by ExxonMobil with Rosneft in violation of the Ukraine Related…
  • Jul 19

    Why One of the Swapped Prisoners Did Not Return to Iran.

    Why One of the Swapped Prisoners Did Not Return to Iran.
    ABOVE: Nima Golestaneh In January 2016 the United States and Iran engaged in a prisoner swap. None of the freed prisoners returned to Iran, instead they all chose to remain in the United States, including Nima Golestaneh, the only Iranian…
  • Jul 13

    You Had Just One Job: BIS Spokesman Dodges Qatar Boycott Question

    You Had Just One Job: BIS Spokesman Dodges Qatar Boycott Question
    ABOVE:Port of Fujairah Eugene Cotilli is the Media/Congressional Liason at the Department of Commerce and is the listed contact for inquiries relating to the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”). Josh Lederman of the Associated…
Rank this Week: 832

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 716

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 731

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Jul 20

    Divorcing in New York — Take a Vacation

    Divorcing in New York — Take a Vacation
    Hollywood celebrities marry and divorce and re-marry with regularity. Many Tinsel Town couplings don’t last as long as the star’s last movie. The latest to untie the knot unhappily is a star New York housewife and her…
  • Jun 29

    Top Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce Settlement

    Top Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce Settlement
    Tanessa Munck, 32, was married to a high-powered attorney in Schenectady, New York. She accepted it when he told her he had to work late and on weekends. She didn’t question the phone calls during dinner that would take him back into…
  • Jun 8

    How the Mother-Son Relationship Contributes to Divorce

    How the Mother-Son Relationship Contributes to Divorce
    In some families there is a very strong mother-son relationship. These extra-close mommy-sons can be spotted quite easily. While this may be an okay thing in most circumstances, once the son is married, this mother-son bond can often lead to…
Rank this Week: 847

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 20

    Page Pate criticizes government response in fentanyl case

    Page Pate criticizes government response in fentanyl case
    Attorney Page Pate, in defense of his client charged with drug trafficking, explains how fentanyl-related criminal cases are not as “open and shut” as the government says they are. The post Page Pate criticizes…
  • Jul 17

    Were Jim Comey and Preet Bharara fired for improper reasons?

    Were Jim Comey and Preet Bharara fired for improper reasons?
    The Daily Show uses a clip from Page Pate’s interview on CNN to highlight a possible improper motive for the firings of former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S.… read more → The post Were Jim Comey and Preet Bharara…
  • Jul 15

    Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Russian Lawyer

    Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Russian Lawyer
    Attorney Page Pate discusses the potential legal issues that may arise out of the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 Presidential campaign.   The post Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Russian Lawyer appeared…
Rank this Week: 783

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Experiential Education - BC Law Librarians' Presentation

    Experiential Education - BC Law Librarians' Presentation
    The teaching librarians at Boston College Law Library traveled to Austin, Texas this week to the American Association of Law Libraries' conference.  We presented a program on designing legal research courses to meet the new ABA…
  • Jul 10

    Free Online Courses on Foreign & International Law

    Free Online Courses on Foreign & International Law
    Whether you are looking for an overview of the various topics in foreign and international law, or a freshening-up of the knowledge you  acquired a while ago in law school classrooms, here are some free online courses that can help you…
  • Jul 6

    Come see the Law Library's new exhibit on Jesuit Resistance to Oppression

    Come see the Law Library's new exhibit on Jesuit Resistance to Oppression
    The Law Library has an exhibit featuring inspirational stories of Jesuits who have fought for social justice, who have protested for peace, and who have risked or lost their own lives and liberty while saving the lives of others.  The…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
  • Jun 29

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap
    I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my home town Toronto at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after previous…
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The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Jul 20

    Throwback Thursday, Recognize these faces?

    Throwback Thursday, Recognize these faces?
    Attention LL.M. Alumni - Throwback Thursday has begun!We need your help.  We are looking for your photos, news stories, or other items of interest from your time in the LL.M. Program. We will post them on one or both of our social media…
  • Jul 18

    LLM Alum Monica Rainge: New Heirs Property and Mediation Center

    LLM Alum Monica Rainge: New Heirs Property and Mediation Center
    We are proud to share this exciting news released by the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, where our alumna, Monica A. Rainge serves as Director of Land Retention and Advocacy.Federation/LAF Signs MOU with USDA Office of the Assistant…
  • Jul 18

    Donald Judges Named Vice Provost for Distance Education, Global Campus Head

    Donald Judges Named Vice Provost for Distance Education, Global Campus Head
    As posted on the University of Arkansas Newswire, July 17th, 2017Donald P. Judges has been named as vice provost for distance education and leader of the Global Campus, effective July 1. He served in these roles in an interim capacity since…
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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 20

    Update: New VOSH Maximum Penalties as of July 1

    Update: New VOSH Maximum Penalties as of July 1
    As those who read Construction Law Musings know, as a construction attorney, I want to assure that not only are my clients successful in their litigation/dispute resolution endeavors, but that they stay out of trouble.  I take my problem…
  • Jul 12

    Subcontractors Aren’t Helple

    Subcontractors Aren’t Helple
    As a construction attorney here in Virginia, I often have the pleasure of assisting subcontractors seeking advice on their all important contracts with general contractors.  I often sense that these subcontractors feel that they are at…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musings!

    Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musings!
    As things warm up as they always do in July here in Richmond, Virginia, here’s wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC.  I hope that you and your families…
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The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
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New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

https://www.malmanlaw.com/Malman-Law-Injury-Blog/
  • Jul 20

    15 Reasons to Investigate Assisted Living Facilities Before Using Them

    15 Reasons to Investigate Assisted Living Facilities Before Using Them
    Elderly Abuse Attorney Offers Advice on Selecting Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago Long-term care, such as an assisted living facility, provides an aging loved one with a safe place to live and access to a community-like environment. It…
  • Jul 13

    Warning Signs Your Loved One’s Nursing Home is Missing the Mark

    Warning Signs Your Loved One’s Nursing Home is Missing the Mark
    Compassionate Elder Care Attorney Helping Families in Chicago Identify Nursing Home Abuse Currently, the United States is experiencing a high volume of elderly in the population. With such great numbers, nursing homes across the country are…
  • Jul 6

    The Medical Malpractice Victim’s Survival Guide

    The Medical Malpractice Victim’s Survival Guide
    Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains the Purpose of an IME Medical malpractice is tragic and can leave a victim with significant and permanent injuries. A patient injured by their physician’s negligence has the right to seek…
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Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 20

    Facing and Overcoming Law Firm Business-Development Challenge

    Facing and Overcoming Law Firm Business-Development Challenge
    I was pleased to have been invited recently to contribute my thoughts to an article by Jody Glidden, cofounder and CEO of Introhive. Introhive provides relationship intelligence automation (RIA) support to law firms and other…
  • Jul 13

    Lessons from HBO’s Game of Thrones about Email Security

    Lessons from HBO’s Game of Thrones about Email Security
    A recent article in The Verge describes the challenges faced by the wildly popular Game of Thrones series on HBO when it comes to protecting secrecy around the plots of future episodes. Among the steps…
  • Jul 6

    Gary Kasparov: “Work with – Don’t Fear – Intelligent Machines”

    Gary Kasparov: “Work with – Don’t Fear – Intelligent Machines”
    In a humorous and entertaining, but also thought-provoking, TED Talk, Gary Kasparov recounts his historic confrontation with IBM’s “Deep Blue” in 1997: the never-to-be-forgotten day when the world champion chess…
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Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jul 20

    10 facts about the most famous scene in legal history

    10 facts about the most famous scene in legal history
    The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But the real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later…
  • Jul 20

    Interactive Constitution: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment

    Interactive Constitution: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment
    Brian C. Kalt and David Pozen look at how the Twenty-Fifth Amendment seeks to answer a series of questions raised by the original Constitution’s treatment of presidential and vice-presidential vacancies and presidential disability.
  • Jul 19

    Supreme Court allows more family kin to enter U.S.under immigration ban

    Supreme Court allows more family kin to enter U.S.under immigration ban
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Trump Administration to allow grandparents and other family members of foreign nationals from Mideast countries to enter the U.S., but told a lower court to review how many refugees can be…
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
  • Jul 16

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade
    I am pleased to announce that Mark Brade has joined our firm as an associate.Mark is currently focused on real estate law, as well as developing his estate planning, estate administration and business law practices.He is a graduate of…
  • Jul 3

    Parker v. Felgate

    Parker v. Felgate
    My friend and colleague John Poyser sent these photographs of Upper Gloucester Place, Dorset Square, to me.This building was the home of Georgina Annie Stephens Compton, who died on September 2, 1882. Mary Ann Flack, signed Georgina…
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 19

    Things Are Heating Up in Germany

    Things Are Heating Up in Germany
    The 2017 Summer Session in International and Comparative Law is off to a hot start, matching the temperature in Giessen, Germany.  In this photo, you see a mix of jet-lagged law students from all over the world posing outside of the law…
  • Jul 19

    Both Sides Now: The Interactive Constitution

    Both Sides Now: The Interactive Constitution
    I recently learned about an amazing feature on the National Constitution Center website: an interactive Constitution. The site contains the entire United States Constitution and all of its amendments. Click on any part—the Preamble, any…
  • Jul 14

    “Diversity” in the Law: Savvy Business, Self-Motivation, or Both?

    “Diversity” in the Law: Savvy Business, Self-Motivation, or Both?
    “Diversity” is a term to qualify something diverse, which the American Heritage dictionary defines as “made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements.” Diversity in the work environment of law firms,…
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Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Illinois post office mulls drastic step to protect mail carriers from dog attack

    Illinois post office mulls drastic step to protect mail carriers from dog attack
    Postal officials in Vermillion County, Illinois, are considering changing their mail delivery system after reports of a growing number of dog attacks on mail carriers. Georgetown residents who fail to control their pets may soon find…
  • Jul 7

    Chicago man faces multiple charges in pedestrian hit-and-run crash

    Chicago man faces multiple charges in pedestrian hit-and-run crash
    A Chicago man was charged with several felony and misdemeanor counts for a hit-and-run car accident that left an elderly pedestrian seriously injured. Jean Leonard, 38, was driving his car when he hit the 73-year-old victim who was crossing a…
  • Jun 30

    Illinois Driver With Multiple Prior Violations Kills Family Of Three

    Illinois Driver With Multiple Prior Violations Kills Family Of Three
    On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a driver with multiple traffic violations killed a family in a car accident.
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Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jul 19

    Keeping your inner peace

    Keeping your inner peace
    The recent article on finding the calm in your chaos reminded me of this quote attributed to Saint Francis de Sales: “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace…
  • Jul 19

    Living with the chaos inside of you: How to find calmness and manage stre

    Living with the chaos inside of you: How to find calmness and manage stre
    CNN shows one approach to finding your calm in the storm. Jessica Ravitz writes (excerpt): “Chaos is not outside of us; chaos is inside of us,” [Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji] answers. “In the chaos also you can find calmness.…
  • Jun 11

    Counseling for serious relationship issues: communication and commitment

    Counseling for serious relationship issues: communication and commitment
    Dear Abby responds to a reader’s letter inquiring about the marriage counseling (excerpt): With a troubled marriage, a counselor can often facilitate broader communication than couples can achieve on their own. However, like most…
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Maine Injury Lawyer Blog

Maine Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Maine car accidents, motorcycle accidents and products liability cases, news and laws. By Peter Thompson & Associates.

http://www.maineinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Construction Zone Car Accidents Pose Risk to Workers in Maine

    Construction Zone Car Accidents Pose Risk to Workers in Maine
    A road worker was left in critical condition following a Portland car accident in a construction zone. The Portland Press-Herald reports the 58-year-old worker, employed by a private construction firm, sustained severe injuries while on…
  • Jul 12

    Maine Distracted Driving Bill Gets Lawmaker Approval

    Maine Distracted Driving Bill Gets Lawmaker Approval
    State lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a Maine distracted driving bill that would ban hand-held cell phone use, which would make it one of 15 states to do so. Although Maine already has several laws that prohibit…
  • Jul 5

    Compensation Options in Fatal Maine Pedestrian Accident

    Compensation Options in Fatal Maine Pedestrian Accident
    The death of a man in a Maine pedestrian accident is being blamed on an impaired driver who has since been arrested for multiple felonies. The Portland-Press Herald reported the crash happened near the entrance of a Target store, where the…
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Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 18

    Government Announces A One-Time Increase in H-2B Visa

    Government Announces A One-Time Increase in H-2B Visa
    On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), along with the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), published a final rule increasing the number of H-2B visas available for the 2017 fiscal year by…
  • Apr 5

    Trump Administration Announces Crackdown H-1B Visa Fraud

    Trump Administration Announces Crackdown H-1B Visa Fraud
    President Trump ran his presidential campaign on a pledge to protect the jobs of American workers. As part of this pledge, President Trump routinely on the campaign trail said that he wanted to limit legal immigration to the United States.…
  • Mar 16

    Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks President Trump’s Travel Ban

    Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks President Trump’s Travel Ban
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Syria) from entering the United States. On February 3, 2017, a federal…
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Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Can You Keep Your Car During Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA?

    Can You Keep Your Car During Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA?
    According to recent statistics, over 3,500 people filed for bankruptcy in Sacramento bankruptcy court during May 2017. Most of them – over 2,600 people – filed for Chapter 7, which is the most common type of bankruptcy in…
  • Jun 28

    The Risks of Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy without an Attorney in California

    The Risks of Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy without an Attorney in California
    It is perfectly legal to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California without a lawyer. However, while nothing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code will prevent you from filing bankruptcy without legal representation, it is financially unwise to declare…
  • Jun 26

    What Happens to Employees When a Company Files Chapter 11 in Sacramento, CA?

    What Happens to Employees When a Company Files Chapter 11 in Sacramento, CA?
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is also known as “reorganization bankruptcy,” is commonly used by C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships in California. Chapter 11 can also be filed by…
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