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The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Sep 23

    “I listen to what you say, but I hear what you mean” — and more Free CLE.

    “I listen to what you say, but I hear what you mean” — and more Free CLE.
    And so I found myself pondering the quote, “I listen to what you say, but I hear what you mean.” It was attributed to Agatha Christie’s famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, as played by actor David Suchet. But it…
  • Sep 18

    WTF? And More FREE CLE

    WTF? And More FREE CLE
    “What the falafel?” I rhetorically asked after two colleagues separately emailed me the past day about the State Bar of Arizona’s new CLE Institute Training Program. Ahead of the Arizona Bar’s likely imminent approval…
  • Sep 18

    WTF? And More FREE CLE

    WTF? And More FREE CLE
    “What the falafel?” I rhetorically asked after two colleagues separately emailed me the past day about the State Bar of Arizona’s new CLE Institute Training Program. Ahead of the Arizona Bar’s likely imminent approval…
Rank this Week: 676

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 29

    CFPB announces new Project Catalyst project

    CFPB announces new Project Catalyst project
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced a new project as part of its Project Catalyst initiative, which the CFPB describes as ” designed to encourage consumer-friendly developments in markets for consumer financial products and…
  • Sep 29

    CFPB seeking approval for field study of Owning a Home project

    CFPB seeking approval for field study of Owning a Home project
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published a notice stating that as part of its Owning a Home project, it plans to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget to conduct a field study of the project.  The project consists of a…
  • Sep 26

    Senate passes bill exempting condo unit sales from ILSFDA registration

    Senate passes bill exempting condo unit sales from ILSFDA registration
    Barbara S. Mishkin In May 2013, we reported that the CFPB’s amicus program scored a victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the sale of a single-floor condominium unit in a multistory building was…
Rank this Week: 677

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Sep 24

    Figuring Out Ferguson Resource Guide

    Figuring Out Ferguson Resource Guide
    Last week the Buffalo Criminal Law Center, Buffalo Criminal Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and Latin American Law Students Association hosted the panel, “Figuring Out Ferguson: A Conversation on Race, Law Enforcement…
  • Sep 17

    Why Thomas Jefferson is Never the Way to Go

    Why Thomas Jefferson is Never the Way to Go
    Can we talk? Perhaps it’s the passing of Joan Rivers that has made it so apparent, but there have been a lot of fashion faux pas going on these days in court. Oh who am I kidding? We’ve definitely been here before as evidenced…
  • Sep 12

    Help Haven House!

    Help Haven House!
    SUNY Buffalo Law Domestic Violence and International Women’s Rights Clinic is partnering with the Charles B. Sears Law Library to offer much needed supplies to Haven House, a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence. What we…
Rank this Week: 678

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

http://www.builderscounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Sep 29

    You’re Fired! No, I’m Oppressed!

    You’re Fired! No, I’m Oppressed!
    Tom Rutledge, one of the country's leading lawyers and commentators on business organizations, recently published a fascinating article on minority shareholder oppression in which he challenges whether courts ought to provide remedies for…
  • Sep 22

    Choose the Right Dissolution Statute for the Right Remedy

    Choose the Right Dissolution Statute for the Right Remedy
    A recent decision by Justice Vito DeStefano highlights the choices to be made by a 50% shareholder when choosing the statutory basis for dissolution, and the effect the choice has on available remedies. The case is featured in this week's New…
  • Sep 15

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding
    A decision last week by a Manhattan appellate panel eases the way for books-and-records proceedings brought by shareholders seeking corporation records evidencing misconduct by officers and directors. Find out more in this week's New York…
Rank this Week: 680

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 681

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Sep 29

    Idaho Estate Planning - There's No iPhone or Android APP For That

    Idaho Estate Planning - There's No iPhone or Android APP For That
    Smartphones sure make lives a lot easier (and, arguably, busier). With a few taps of a screen, individuals can do everything from checking the weather to buying stock to engaging in FaceTime across the world. One individual in Australia…
  • Sep 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Understanding Your Digital Afterlife

    Idaho Estate Planning - Understanding Your Digital Afterlife
    Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users. Some states are also considering laws that would automatically give loved ones access to, though not control of, their dead relative's digital…
  • Sep 25

    Idaho Elder Law - Veterans Pension Benefit

    Idaho Elder Law - Veterans Pension Benefit
    A veteran must first meet certain wartime service and discharge requirements before being considered for any type of pension benefit. Additionally, a surviving spouse must meet certain marriage requirements to the qualified veteran.
Rank this Week: 682

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
Rank this Week: 683

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Sep 28

    Canadian Locked Up in Cuban Jail, Alan Gross Style

    Canadian Locked Up in Cuban Jail, Alan Gross Style
    Through the years I’ve advised many companies and individuals about the legal rules and regulations, as well as the business risks, that go along with doing business in Cuba. Most of the time, they proceed with the…
  • Sep 28

    Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time

    Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time
    Of all the things that President Obama has announced during the course of his administration, trying to reshape the narrative relating to the war against radical Islam may prove to be the most damaging to the country and, indeed, the world.…
  • Sep 21

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing
    The lawyers for an American being unlawfully held in Cuba are suing the federal government and a government contractor for $60 million in damages. The case is likely worth every penny. And then some. If you’re not familiar with the…
Rank this Week: 685

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 684

CrimLaw

CrimLaw

Covers the theory and reality of criminal law from a practitioner's viewpoint. By Ken Lammers.

http://crimlaw.blogspot.com
  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 27

    November Novel: Chapter 9

    November Novel: Chapter 9
    [Chapter 1] . . . [Chapter 2] . . . [Chapter 3] . . . [Chapter 4] . . . [Chapter 5] . . . [Chapter 6] . . . [Chapter 7] . . . [Chapter 8]Yusif watched his boss leaving the courthouse at a clip. The man had barely stood still long…
Rank this Week: 686

Public Defender Stuff

Public Defender Stuff

By the Public Defender Investigator Network.

http://pdstuff.apublicdefender.com
  • Aug 30

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville
    Cross-posted from ‘a public defender’: As I alluded to in my last post, Jacksonville, FL, has an ethical controversy brewing. It involves the elected public defender Matt Shirk and some very questionable hiring decisions…
  • Aug 22

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention
    From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fifty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark case, Gideon vs. Wainwright, we are a country — and a state — in a crisis that most of us, Wahl notwithstanding, know or care little about.…
  • Aug 21

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso
    From The El Paso Times: The Albert Armendariz Sr. Federal Courthouse in El Paso — among the busiest in Texas because of the number of immigration and drug cases — may be forced to close two days a month if the federal government…
Rank this Week: 687

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
  • Jun 7

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million
    In a world where money talks, evidence that putting a roof over someone's head is a boon to city budgets could be the incentive cities need to build housing for the homeless.Researchers at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte's…
  • Jun 7

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s…
Rank this Week: 688

ESA blawg

ESA blawg

Encourages thoughtful discussion of the Endangered Species Act. By Keith W. Rizzardi.

http://www.esablawg.com/esalaw/ESBlawg.nsf
  • Jun 28

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?
    Attorney's fees play a significant role in Endangered Species Act litigation and the shaping of federal environmental policy. But for years, ESAblawg has openly questioned whether the fee-shifting provision are beneficial policy or a…
  • Apr 24

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent
    In the midst of our Earth Day celebrations comes an example of just how difficult it can be for humanity to self sacrifice, especially when money is involved. Deepwater Horizon recovery money, collected pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act, and…
  • Mar 15

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu
    Two separate Ninth Circuit opinions, filed on the same day, offer important lessons for Endangered Species Act watchers. The first one reminded us that Congress can choose to repeal our environmental laws. The second one reminded us why…
Rank this Week: 689

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    More links between artificial sweeteners heavily used in diet soda and Diabete

    More links between artificial sweeteners heavily used in diet soda and Diabete
    My ears perked up when I heard this (literally, because I first heard this on an NPR podcast). I vividly remember when diet soft drinks first came out. Diet coke, in particular, tasted like slightly watered down battery acid. But people were…
  • Sep 15

    How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled

    How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled
    "How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled". There's an article on Huffington Post with this title. Like most articles with this type of title (and like most articles on HuffPo period), its not very good.…
  • Jul 29

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....
    Someone recently asked this question and I will paraphase it: "If a vocational expert at a hearing cites the existence of jobs that a person might be suited for but also states that they lack the ability to perform those jobs, is that a…
Rank this Week: 690

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 29

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce
    A writer for the popular HBO show "Orange Is The New Black", Lauren Morelli, has filed for divorce from her husband. Morelli realized while writing for the show that she was not content with her current relationship. She is now dating actress…
  • Sep 26

    Telling Others About Your Divorce

    Telling Others About Your Divorce
    Divorce is a process that does not necessarily end once the decision to get a divorce is made, or even after the divorce is finalized. From the moment a couple decide to begin the divorce procedure, telling people about the separation will…
  • Sep 25

    Right to Divorce Denied to Couple in Florida

    Right to Divorce Denied to Couple in Florida
    For many couples, the right to marry also involves the right for a couple to divorce. However, for some same sex married couples, the right to divorce is not so easily granted. Since many states do not yet recognize same-sex marriages,…
Rank this Week: 691

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Sep 29

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage
    When a U.S. employer refuses to pay a Canadian employee’s wage and claims they are not within the jurisdiction to file a claim, the employee has options.  The foundation of an employer/employee relationship is that in exchange for…
  • Sep 25

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer
    A situation can arise where your job is eliminated and the employee is offered a different role with the same wage. The problem is that this new position has the potential to cause health complications. Other factors such as age and the…
  • Sep 25

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment
    An injury or health complication can cause an employee to seek disability payments and/or modified work. Where disability plays a role, the insurance company is responsible to make payments to the employee.  Suddenly payments stop and…
Rank this Week: 692

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    11th Circuit: Karma, Law and Equity

    11th Circuit: Karma, Law and Equity
    A few days ago, the 11th Circuit  Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Airtran Airways, Inc., v. Brenda Elem, et al., case 13-11738 (11th Cir. Sept. 23, 2014). This case involved a situation in which a Georgia attorney…
  • Sep 26

    11th Circuit: "Be Sure Your Sin Will Catch Up with You"

    11th Circuit: "Be Sure Your Sin Will Catch Up with You"
    A few days ago, the 11th Circuit  Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Airtran Airways, Inc., v. Brenda Elem, et al., case 13-11738 (11th Cir. Sept. 23, 2014). This case involved a situation in which a Georgia attorney…
  • Sep 24

    Logical Fallacy and the Law: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"

    Logical Fallacy and the Law: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"
    "Post hoc ergo propter hoc" - Latin for the fallacy of reasoning of "after this, therefore because of this."  President Bartlet in this episode from West Wing challenged the 27 lawyers in the room that at least one of them…
Rank this Week: 693

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 25

    The Demise of a High-Tech Economy

    The Demise of a High-Tech Economy
    In a blog post from March 2014, Marian Underweiser, IBM’s Counsel for IP Law Strategy & Policy, wrote: Computer implemented inventions, particularly in software, form the basis for innovation not only in the technology products…
  • Sep 22

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software

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

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake
    I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent rights, and frankly I don’t think it should matter how the patents were acquired, but there is something exceptionally seedy about the use of shell companies going after competitors, or…
Rank this Week: 694

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie
    Trans Healthcare and Trans Health Management, nursing home companies that controls a chain of nursing homes throughout the country seems to be continuously fighting off lawsuits, bad press, and claims of fraud. Bruce Rauner, the candidate for…
  • Sep 19

    End-of-Life Care Needs National Overhaul

    End-of-Life Care Needs National Overhaul
    Most families with loved ones in nursing homes know that our current healthcare system is inadequate for people nearing the end of life. Our nursing homes are understaffed and underfunded, we continue to pour money into treating illnesses…
  • Sep 9

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office recently proposed a new law that would allow camera and audio recordings in the private rooms of nursing home residents. The resident would need to consent to the cameras and they or their family would…
Rank this Week: 695

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 696

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
  • May 28

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire
    CNN) -- A voice on the intercom woke Danielle Miller and told her to put on her life jacket and run to a deck. Not knowing what the emergency was, she nervously woke up her roommate and did just that. The emergency, as she and other…
  • May 28

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Two men are dead and a woman is in critical condition after a boat hit a dock in St. Augustine on Sunday night. Quick Clicks Crews search for missing boater Crews search for missing boater …
Rank this Week: 697

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 29

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have documented the controversial saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and its battle against the manufacturers of desktop magnets.  The…
  • Sep 26

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    “You have the right to remain silent! Anything you say can and will be used against you!” a law enforcement official advises Superman, who foolishly decides to waive those rights immediately. “I’m guilty!”…
  • Sep 25

    Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Marketing Of Pain Killer

    Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Marketing Of Pain Killer
    Painkiller abuse has  become a big problem in the past decade, and now, three governmental entities are seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible.  The City of Chicago and two California counties have filed…
Rank this Week: 699

No Deportation

No Deportation

Covers immigration and deportation of non-citizens. By Stanley D. Radtke.

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 698

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
  • Nov 2

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude
    Even though some changes in life are a long time in the planning, when the time actually comes to implement the change our human instinct is to resist.
Rank this Week: 700

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

Covers resources, organizational tips, ethics issues for paralegals. By Vicki Voisin.

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • May 22

    Biz Buddies #19: Talking about Printer

    Biz Buddies #19: Talking about Printer
    In this episode, Tina Marie Hilton of Clerical Advantage joins me to talk about office printers, including:Laser vs Ink Jet?Repair or Replace?Do you need a printer?Printer alternatives – eg services like Staples and FedEx…
  • May 16

    NALA Receives Accreditation of the Certified Paralegal Program

    NALA Receives Accreditation of the Certified Paralegal Program
    The NCCA has accredited the NALA Certified Paralegal certification program for a five-year period, expiring April 30, 2019.Founded in 1975, NALA is a professional association providing continuing education and professional certification to…
  • May 16

    2014-25 NALS Board of Directors Consolidated to Five Legal Professional

    2014-25 NALS Board of Directors Consolidated to Five Legal Professional
    When the newly announced five-member national board officially took office in March 2014 at the NALS Professional Development & Educational Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I could say I know each of them personally and communicate…
Rank this Week: 701

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
Rank this Week: 702

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Sep 15

    Our Application is Live!

    Our Application is Live!
    Hello again! The admissions season has officially begun! To get you started, here are some resources to help you as you apply. Your best source of information over the coming months will be our website. It contains information on…
  • Sep 11

    Get to Know the Class of 2017

    Get to Know the Class of 2017
    Hello everyone! We recently welcomed our 1L class onto campus, and our students are already busy immersing themselves into life at HLS. For those of you preparing to apply this year, take a moment to get to know…
  • Jul 18

    L.A.W.S. event

    L.A.W.S. event
    Hello, everyone! I hope this post finds you having a wonderful summer. The HLS JD Admissions Office kicked off travel season this past week with the first two sessions of the Law Admissions Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.) in DC and New York.…
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California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
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Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them
    Identifying and immobilizing assets in a timely fashion can be paramount to asset recovery cases ranging from an ultra- high net worth divorce to a forced collection proceeding against a debtor. The abstract about “Suspending Suspicious…
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked with…
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked…
  • Aug 7

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded
    The plaintiff in the case is Willie B. Sosa. The defendants in the case are Lorenzo Hines, Eddie Meyers, Harold Hall, and the Estate of Dessie Ree Meyers. The judge in the case is Arthur M. Schack. About the Case
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Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
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Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
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El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 710

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
  • Aug 25

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren
    Das LG Berlin nimmt bekanntlich an, dass im Eilverfahren ein zweimonatiges Zuwarten nicht dringlichkeitsschädlich ist. Im vorliegenden Fall war der letzte Tag dieser zwei-Monats-”Frist” ein Sonntag. Die Antragstellerin stellt…
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Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
  • Jul 1

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally
    After almost six years, the Maryland Court of Appeals shuts down a public interest’s group attempt to block the creation of a dairy farm creamery. The court found that the third party group did not have standing because the easement…
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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont
    Accordingly, the Court held the magistrate did not have probable cause to support issuance of a warrant to seize the films as evidence of the crime of promoting obscenity because he had permitted the police officer to make the...
  • Sep 29

    The Court of Appeals in Di Napoli

    The Court of Appeals in Di Napoli
    This motion for the discovery of grand jury minutes was originally brought in the Criminal Term of this court but transferred to Special Term. The motion by plaintiff is made within the framework of a civil action for false arrest,...
  • Sep 29

    CPL 30.30 subd. 4, par. (c)

    CPL 30.30 subd. 4, par. (c)
    These cases are criminal charges of grand larceny presented before the proper courts. Records reveal that in the first case, an indictment was found for the crime of robbery alleged to have been committed on July 16, 1953, at...
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Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 16

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage
    Usually reserved for other bankruptcy filings only, a court decision out of Florida has determined that homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages can strip off their second mortgages through Chapter 7. This comes as good news for the…
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karşılıksız çek ve…

karşılıksız çek ve yasal düzenlemeler

Turkish legal blog.

http://karsiliksizcek.wordpress.com
  • Dec 30

    2012 in review

    2012 in review
    WordPress.com istatistik yardımcı maymunları bu blog için bir 2012 yıllık raporu hazırladılar. İşte bir alıntı: Yaklaşık 55.000 turist her yıl…
  • Dec 30

    2012 in review

    2012 in review
    WordPress.com istatistik yardımcı maymunları bu blog için bir 2012 yıllık raporu hazırladılar. İşte bir alıntı: Yaklaşık 55.000 turist her yıl…
  • Feb 3

    Yeni Çek Kanunu, 6273

    Yeni Çek Kanunu, 6273
    3 ?ubat 2012 CUMA Resmî Gazete Say? : 28193 (Mükerrer) KANUN ÇEK KANUNUNDA DE????KL?K YAPILMASINA DA?R KANUN Kanun No.
Rank this Week: 715

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
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ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
Rank this Week: 716

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 25

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has declined to list two Arizona plants under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On Wednesday, the Service published its 12-month findings on a petition to list the Churchill Narrows buckwheat…
  • Sep 24

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting
    On September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) delisting the Wyoming Gray Wolf distinct population segment from the…
  • Sep 19

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie
    On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) withdrew (pdf) its proposal (pdf) to remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered…
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Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
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Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
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Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Sep 26

    Pew Research Internet Project — Sick Are Going Social

    Pew Research Internet Project — Sick Are Going Social
    Maybe it started with WebMD, a site on which one can input his or her symptoms and identify their possible causes. Easy, fairly accurate and quick, WebMD provides instant gratification and helps users determine what might be wrong with them…
  • Sep 23

    Using Work Hours as Volunteer Hours Becoming Part of Corporate Culture

    Using Work Hours as Volunteer Hours Becoming Part of Corporate Culture
    The hip shoe and sunglasses company TOMS has set the bar for giving back to the community through its One for One movement. The Southern California-based business helps someone in need for every product it sells and, since its founding in…
  • Sep 22

    Medical Mistakes: Tracking Trail of Errors in Operating Rooms Tricky

    Medical Mistakes: Tracking Trail of Errors in Operating Rooms Tricky
    Nearly half a million Americans die each year from hospital mishaps that, more often than not, are preventable. Foreign objects left in patients’ bodies during surgeries, air bubbles entering patients’ veins via faulty IVs and…
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