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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/
  • Jun 23

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit
    Many people have trouble sleeping at night. In fact, there are so many people affected by sleep problems that there are clinics dedicated to diagnosing and treating the situation. A sleep study should not be dangerous, yet it was harmful for…
  • Jun 19

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed
    When you get medical treatment, you expect that your health will improve. In one recent case, a man alleges that his arm was injured due to the negligence and improper care of a Hoffman Estates doctor. The man filed a lawsuit in Cook County…
  • Jun 16

    Failed Surgery of Medical Implants Blamed for Man’s Permanent Injurie

    Failed Surgery of Medical Implants Blamed for Man’s Permanent Injurie
    When we have surgery we expect that the procedure will resolve our medical problem, not cause injury. Yet, that is exactly what happened to a man who underwent surgical procedures as a minor. The man, who is now an adult, had surgery to…
Rank this Week: 836

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
    The United States Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s Implied Consent law, which states that it’s a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless breath test if a cop believes a person is driving under the influence of alcohol.…
  • Jun 22

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime
    Every country has crime, but some countries experience more than others. If you’re trying to find an exotic destination to travel to, you might want to take extra precautions if you’re thinking about heading to any of these areas.…
  • Jun 21

    Minnesota Deems Sexting Law Unconstitutional

    Minnesota Deems Sexting Law Unconstitutional
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the state’s sexting law unconstitutional on Monday, stating that the law was too broad and could have unintended consequences. The law against sexting stated that “any person 18 years of age or…
Rank this Week: 812

North Carolina Injury Attorney…

North Carolina Injury Attorney Blog

Covers the application of North Carolina personal injury and products liability law to traffic accidents, defective products and prescription drugs. By Davis Law Group, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Cracking Down on Impaired Driver

    Cracking Down on Impaired Driver
    Law enforcement officers in North Carolina and Tennessee are cracking down on impaired drivers traveling across state lines. They’re taking part in the Hands Across the Boarder enforcement campaign that’s aimed at getting impaired…
  • Jun 14

    Moped Crash in Asheville

    Moped Crash in Asheville
    On Friday, a moped rider was injured in a crash involving a truck in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around noon at the intersection of Swannanoa River Road and Fairview Road. Very few details…
  • Jun 9

    Road Rage in Asheville

    Road Rage in Asheville
    On Tuesday, a driver accused of road rage in Asheville made his first court appearance. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, David Garren is facing charges of reckless driving and hit and run in connection with an incident that happened on…
Rank this Week: 744

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jun 23

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.
    The next Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held at American University Washington College of Law from July 11-13, 2017. Hat tip to LWI President Linda Berger. (mew)
  • Jun 21

    New Product for Drafting Prof

    New Product for Drafting Prof
    After a very successful conference at Emory's Center for Transactional Law & Skills (thanks, Sue Payne and Committee!), it seems everyone has contract drafting on the brain. Here's an interesting new product that may have some potential…
  • Jun 17

    Colombia Beats Canada in Final Round of WTO Moot Court Competition

    Colombia Beats Canada in Final Round of WTO Moot Court Competition
    Law students from around the world gathered in Geneva from 7 to 11 June for the final oral round of a competition involving simulated World Trade Organization panel proceedings organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA),…
Rank this Week: 865

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Says DOL Needs to Explain Itself If It Wants Deference to its Regulation

    SCOTUS Says DOL Needs to Explain Itself If It Wants Deference to its Regulation
    Authored by Abigail Cahak This week, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Department of Labor’s rulemaking procedures, criticizing the agency for explicitly changing its long-standing treatment  of automobile service advisors as…
  • Jun 20

    The Spirit of the FLSA Haunts a Highly Paid Employee

    The Spirit of the FLSA Haunts a Highly Paid Employee
    Authored by Jeff Glaser As we’ve discussed on this blog before, the Supreme Court’s decision in Christopher v SmithKline Beecham Corp. had many layers. In holding that pharmaceutical sales representatives were subject to the…
  • Jun 15

    Tweeting With the DOL

    Tweeting With the DOL
    We have harnessed a number of special avenues to connect with you regarding the new overtime rule, including our FLSA Exemption Resource Center, a live Facebook interview with USA Today and our recent testimony before the U.S. House Education…
Rank this Week: 928

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Alcohol and Speed Factors in Fatal New York Crash

    Alcohol and Speed Factors in Fatal New York Crash
    A driver lost control of his vehicle, jumped the curb and slammed into a fire hydrant, killing his passenger and seriously injuring himself. The impact was so powerful that the vehicle was nearly torn in half and the fire hydrant wound up in…
  • Jun 22

    Victims of Hit-and-Run Accident Can Ease Financial Burdens with Lawsuit Funding

    Victims of Hit-and-Run Accident Can Ease Financial Burdens with Lawsuit Funding
    Two teens reportedly slipped out of school unnoticed, stole an unlocked vehicle and started cruising the streets of Camden, New Jersey. At some point, the car was reported stolen. Before police caught the boys, the 16-year-old driver hit a…
  • Jun 20

    Lawsuit Funding Assists Auto Accident Victims Involved in Contentious Litigation

    Lawsuit Funding Assists Auto Accident Victims Involved in Contentious Litigation
    You get in your car, buckle up, start the engine, and hit the road. You most likely don’t give any thought to being in an auto accident because frankly – you are a careful driver. While the odds are low that an attentive driver…
Rank this Week: 654

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise
    Allstate's top lawyer is pushing back on first-year associate salaries rising to $180,000. The post Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raises appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jun 22

    EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hire

    EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hire
    The legal services arm of Big Four accounting giant EY has picked up new partners in Canada, Argentina and Chile. The post EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hires appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jun 21

    Are LinkedIn Endorsements Important?

    Are LinkedIn Endorsements Important?
    The post Is it important for me to have LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements on my profile? appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post Are LinkedIn Endorsements Important? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 635

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jun 23

    Work Force Development Center Earns Second Safety Excellence Award

    Work Force Development Center Earns Second Safety Excellence Award
    Work Force Development Center (WFDC) in Mukilteo has received a second safety and health award from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). This one is for the center’s second worksite for aerospace…
  • Jun 20

    Truck Replacement Program to Improve Air Quality Scraps 200th Truck

    Truck Replacement Program to Improve Air Quality Scraps 200th Truck
    The Northwest Seaport Alliance and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency work together to reduce diesel emissions. The incentive program helping drayage truck owners purchase newer, lower-emission trucks to improve regional air quality recently…
  • Jun 16

    Tips on Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Tips on Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I just returned from New Orleans where I made a presentation to about 150 workers’ compensation lawyers (both for workers and for employers) on…
Rank this Week: 912

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jun 23

    Littler and Courtroom Insight Announce New International Attorney Referral System

    Littler and Courtroom Insight Announce New International Attorney Referral System
    Courtroom Insight significantly upgrades its knowledge management platform with the release of a new international attorney referral directory.  Clients may now search for the best attorney to fit their needs in the international market…
  • Jun 13

    Grand Jury Recommends Change at San Francisco Crime Lab

    Grand Jury Recommends Change at San Francisco Crime Lab
    A Civil Grand Jury in San Francisco mandated on June 1, 2016 that the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab divest itself from the SFPD and become an independent entity.  The Crime Lab has long been plagued by a number of scandalous…
  • May 25

    Missouri passes expert witness legislation

    Missouri passes expert witness legislation
    In April, lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill that work to ensure that all experts who testify in court are actually experts.  This bill would allow expert testimony only after determining it was based on “sufficient facts”…
Rank this Week: 811

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Where to Bring Your Child for Juvenile Court in Salt Lake County

    Where to Bring Your Child for Juvenile Court in Salt Lake County
    People aged 17 and younger are considered juveniles.  When a juvenile is accused of committing a crime in Utah, his or her case will be assigned an intake officer, who will work with the parents to determine how the case is going to…
  • Jun 21

    Do You Lose the Right to Vote if You Are Convicted of a Felony in Utah?

    Do You Lose the Right to Vote if You Are Convicted of a Felony in Utah?
    Having a criminal record doesn’t mean you lose your ability to vote.  Whether you’re hoping to support Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or someone else entirely, you should know about your right to make your voice heard as an…
  • Dec 9

    Can You Withdraw a Guilty Plea in Utah?

    Can You Withdraw a Guilty Plea in Utah?
    Everyone knows that defendants have to enter a plea. What fewer people realize is that in some circumstances, you can also withdraw a plea — even if you already pleaded guilty. In this article, drug defense lawyer Darwin Overson…
Rank this Week: 999

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 651

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 806

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A DUI INJURY LAWYER

    TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A DUI INJURY LAWYER
    If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you need to hire a reputable DUI injury lawyer without any delay. Time is key here, especially because your attorney will need time to collect all the relevant information to…
  • Aug 25

    Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver

    Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver
    Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver. Client was hit by a texting driver. Received a policy limits settlement as a result of accident. The post Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver…
  • Aug 25

    Policy limits settlement – The Client was brutally attacked by the driver

    Policy limits settlement – The Client was brutally attacked by the driver
    The Client was brutally attacked by the driver of her vehicle while both were outside of the vehicle. The client received a policy limits award even though the insurance policy excluded intentional, criminal actions. The post Policy limits…
Rank this Week: 743

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/
  • Jun 23

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano
    Continuing with our series to introduce you to members of our Condo and HOA Team, today meet Molly Maggiano. Molly concentrates her practice in real estate matters, more specifically in the areas of community association representation,…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
Rank this Week: 776

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jun 22

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16
    To the surprise of no one, Instagram is pretty popular; Samsung puts a billion dollars into the Internet of Things; the FCC’s trying to decide if radio noise is a problem; and there’s an approach to virtual reality that…
  • Jun 14

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable
    Our recent posts on successful legal challenges to the arbitration clauses in browsewrap and clickwrap agreements have a theme in common—even the most thorough and well-worded agreement can be rendered unenforceable by website design.…
  • Jun 9

    Clickwrap Kryptonite: Don’t Let Site Design Undermine Your TOS

    Clickwrap Kryptonite: Don’t Let Site Design Undermine Your TOS
    We previously covered the developing legal issues with browsewrap agreements and the importance of reviewing and updating any such agreement to ensure users are bound to the terms. In a browsewrap agreement, the user’s assent to the…
Rank this Week: 711

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 698

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    new app for mapping the world

    new app for mapping the world
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog has 2 posts, here and here,  about a new project to create memorable "addresses" for every (3 x 3 meter) spot in the world.  It's called what3words and the project is dividing the…
  • Jun 21

    free webinar from GAO

    free webinar from GAO
    A free webinar, "GAO Podcasts and Social Media," will be offered on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Jacques A. Arsenault, Digital Communications Manager, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will take you through GAO social media…
  • Jun 13

    CMS can help identify students needing help

    CMS can help identify students needing help
    Inside Higher Ed has a story today titled "Logging Off, Dropping Out." The story reports that knowing how often students log onto course management software sites is "one of the best ways to predict whether they will stick with their studies…
Rank this Week: 934

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 724

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Jun 22

    SBA Clarifies HUBZone Program Requirement

    SBA Clarifies HUBZone Program Requirement
    As we blogged about earlier this month, the SBA’s May 31, 2016 final rule made some major changes to a number of regulations dealing with small business procurement. Some of those changes relate to the SBA HUBZone contracting…
  • Jun 8

    Identity of Interest Affiliation: Further Defined by the SBA

    Identity of Interest Affiliation: Further Defined by the SBA
    In its final rule published on May 31, 2016, the SBA modified the regulations relating to affiliation based on an “identity of interest” pursuant to 13 C.F.R. § 121.103(f). Specifically, the SBA provided clearer…
  • Jun 6

    Big Changes to Limitations on Subcontracting Requirement

    Big Changes to Limitations on Subcontracting Requirement
    Earlier this week, we blogged about a final rule issued on May 31 by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), which made several major changes to the small business regulations. This new rule implements changes mandated by the…
Rank this Week: 940

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 700

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 22

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Ruin Your Credit Forever?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Ruin Your Credit Forever?
    One of the most common myths about filing for bankruptcy is that it will permanently destroy the credit scores of filers. Fortunately, this myth has no basis in reality. As we have suggested on our blog before, there is no such thing as a…
  • Jun 20

    Can Mandatory Automatic Payments Improve Chapter 13 Completion Rates?

    Can Mandatory Automatic Payments Improve Chapter 13 Completion Rates?
    A recent paper published by Robin R. Randolph suggests Chapter 13 bankruptcy gets a bad reputation because individual districts may lack certain advantages. The paper, titled Chapter 13: Getting to Completion, makes several important…
  • Jun 20

    Can the CFPB Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers?

    Can the CFPB Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers?
    Student loan servicers (the organizations that handle payments) have attracted the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for withholding information that can help borrowers avoid defaulting on higher-education debts.…
Rank this Week: 966

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Jun 22

    The 5 Best Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

    The 5 Best Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
      1- Knowing the value of your case.   Attorneys who handle only personal injury and have been doing so for years get a very good feel for the true Read More The post The 5 Best Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney appeared…
  • Jun 22

    The 3 Most Important Car Safety Rule

    The 3 Most Important Car Safety Rule
      Wear Your Seatbelt   Buckle UP -buckling up should be your first action when first entering your automobile. Studies have shown that a seatbelt can help prevent serious injury Read More The post The 3 Most Important Car Safety…
  • Jun 18

    What you need to know about children injured in fitness centers!

    What you need to know about children injured in fitness centers!
      In the 1970s and into the 80s, roller rinks where the fad. Today, society is ever health-conscious and fitness centers are extremely popular. Many of these centers offer childcare Read More The post What you need to know about children…
Rank this Week: 798

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 22

    End of the Road for Ethicon’s Anti-Delegation Argument?

    End of the Road for Ethicon’s Anti-Delegation Argument?
    by Dennis Crouch In a 10-1 decision, the Federal Circuit has rejected Ethicon’s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of  whether the USPTO Director improperly delegated IPR institution decisionmaking. Ethicon will likely…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General

    Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General
    The no-change decision in Cuozzo was the biggest immediate patent law news from June 20, 2016.  However, two other actions by the court that day may end up having a greater long term impact.  Namely, that same day the…
  • Jun 21

    Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards”

    Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards”
    by Dennis Crouch Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) [ImmersionHTC] Sometimes one day makes a big difference – especially if you accidentally missed yesterday’s deadline (or if you misread the statute). The case here is…
Rank this Week: 668

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Jun 22

    California Supreme Court Teaches Stonewalling Insurer a Lesson in Punitive Damages Math.

    California Supreme Court Teaches Stonewalling Insurer a Lesson in Punitive Damages Math.
    When a jury awards punitive damages against an insurance company for bad faith, the maximum it may award is determined based on a multiple of its underlying award of compensatory damages and attorney fees (so-called “Brandt…
  • Jun 20

    Settle with Caution: Excess Insurers May Have an Additional Coverage Defense

    Settle with Caution: Excess Insurers May Have an Additional Coverage Defense
    Ever since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Zeig v. Mass. Bonding & Insurance Co. in 1928, it has been well-settled that a policyholder can compromise a disputed claim with its insurer for less than the full limits…
  • Jun 13

    Don’t Touch That Dial! There May Be Coverage for Suits Under the TCPA

    Don’t Touch That Dial! There May Be Coverage for Suits Under the TCPA
    Feeling wired about risks arising from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? Maybe you should. The TCPA subjects businesses that use text messaging, auto-dialing, and bulk faxing for advertising and marketing to potential class action…
Rank this Week: 768

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer
    So far this year three cities in Southern California have passed ordinances mandating certain sick leave requirements for employers. These ordinances are considerably more liberal then the state sick leave laws mandated by the State of…
  • Jun 18

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 644

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jun 22

    Senior Scam

    Senior Scam
    Most of us missed the fact that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was last week.  And when it comes to elder abuse, financial abuse is the most common and fastest-growing form of it.  Whether it’s because they’ve…
  • Jun 15

    John William Graff (1903-1977)

    John William Graff (1903-1977)
    John William Graff was born in 1903 at New Ulm, Minnesota. He received his B.A. degree from the College of St. Thomas in 1925 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1930. In 1936 he received a doctorate of jurisprudence from…
  • Jun 8

    Borrowing Against Payday

    Borrowing Against Payday
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule last week aimed at curbing predatory payday lending by requiring lenders to take steps to ensure that consumers can repay said loans, and also to cut off repeated…
Rank this Week: 857

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Jun 22

    Is the Uber-Like Chariot for Women Illegal?

    Is the Uber-Like Chariot for Women Illegal?
    Andrew Gray, Comment, Club Chariot for Women: No Boys Allowed, Stanford Law & Policy Rev. (forthcoming) On April 19th, an app named Chariot for Women (Chariot) launched around the United States. The app is strikingly similar to…
  • Jun 22

    The Thirteenth Amendment as Protection Against Domestic Violence

    The Thirteenth Amendment as Protection Against Domestic Violence
    James Gray Pope, The Thirteenth Amendment at the Intersection of Class and Gender: Robertson v. Baldwin's Exclusion of Infants, Lunatics, Women and Seamen, 39 Seattle L. Rev. (2016) In Robertson v. Baldwin [1897], the Supreme Court held that…
  • Jun 21

    The Daughter Track of Elder Care

    The Daughter Track of Elder Care
    M. Christian Green, "Graceful Pillars": Law, Religion, and the Ethics of the "Daughter Track", Journal Law & Religion (forthcoming July 2016) What is striking in these responses is the interplay and ethical tension…
Rank this Week: 904

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jun 22

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land
    In a merits opinion issued on June 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Judge Skavdahl) held that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management--the agency tasked with protecting and preserving federal lands for multiple uses…
  • May 31

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair
    Today, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in US Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, Co. The key question in Hawkes was whether a Clean Water Act jurisdictional determination--that is, a determination about whether an area…
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
Rank this Week: 628

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jun 22

    A Train to Nowhere

    A Train to Nowhere
    I haven’t posted on California’s bullet train in some time (I’m no longer a resident of the Bronze Golden State), but it’s time to once more post about the train to nowhere. In theory, this train will connect Los…
  • Jun 20

    FBAR Deadline Approache

    FBAR Deadline Approache
    Ten days from today is June 30th. That’s the deadline for filing Form 114, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the “FBAR”). There are no extensions available. The FBAR is a report. There is no tax to pay.…
  • Jun 12

    Identity Thief Gets 17 1/2 Year

    Identity Thief Gets 17 1/2 Year
    Frantz Pierre, formerly of Parkland, Florida but soon to be residing at ClubFed, was sentenced last week to 210 months at ClubFed and must make restitution of $906,556. What did he do? I’ll let the Department of Justice press release…
Rank this Week: 916

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 740

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Chautauqua Institute

    Chautauqua Institute
    I am very pleased to report that Tracey Meares, Ward Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University, will deliver Chautauqua Institution’s 12th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, on Monday,…
  • May 16

    New York's Commercial Division

    New York's Commercial Division
    https://vimeo.com/151074229.
  • Apr 14

    I focus on business and commercial…

    I focus on business and commercial litigation (including non-compete agreements and departing employees), products liability and litigation involving school districts and municipalities. Some of my past cases include: enforcing non-compete…
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Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016
    Image [cc] Elad Rahmin Nearly five years ago, we did an Elephant Post asking our readers what they think Law Firms would stop using by the Fall of 2016. We thought it would be interesting to review those predictions and see how well we…
  • Jun 20

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...
    This post originally appeared on the HighQ Blog.   Last week, at the HighQ Forum in London, our new robot overlords displayed their mighty powers and declared that all human lawyers should line up and await their turn at the…
  • Jun 16

    Grabbing Data Via Excel

    Grabbing Data Via Excel
    My Workshop for the South AfricanOnline Users Group Meeting inbeautiful Pretoria, South Africa (6/7/16) It's been a while now since I've written a truly geeky post that didn't focus on law libraries. I'm going to try to make up for that with…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 22

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970
    Back in March, I posted about a grand jury report detailing the sexual molestation of children in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Now two women have filed lawsuits alleging that a priest from the parish abused them in the 1970s. The grand...
  • Jun 21

    Vars's "Ode to Adams v. Bullock"

    Vars's "Ode to Adams v. Bullock"
    Fredrick Vars (Alabama) has posted his poem to SSRN. The link contains footnotes. Tort law asks juries to ignore what they know And give plaintiffs relief only if they show That the defendant should have foreseen the harm As likely...
  • Jun 20

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill Fails in Legislature (Again)

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill Fails in Legislature (Again)
    Last month, I reported on a bill to adopt the discovery rule for med mal cases in New York. The bill would toll the (2 1/2 year) statute of limitations until the plaintiff discovered the alleged malpractice. New York is...
Rank this Week: 699

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie
    Celebrities continue to make huge mistakes where estate planning is concerned. A story on insurancenewsnet.com examines a number of cases where celebrities failed to do the right thing where estate planning was concerned. Among the…
  • Jun 15

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi
    Working moms have it rough, but there are resources available to them to navigate the choppy seas. An article in The Atlantic says working daughters have few such resources. There are 44 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United…
  • Jun 1

    Life Changes That Signal It Is Time to Get a Will

    Life Changes That Signal It Is Time to Get a Will
    Life can change dramatically in a flash. So you’ve got to be ready. A story on doughroller.net says being prepared for life’s changes includes the estate planning process. It means planning for your death or for incapacity. Estate…
Rank this Week: 985

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Kissimmee Man Charged With 3 Counts of Sexual Battery

    Kissimmee Man Charged With 3 Counts of Sexual Battery
    A Kissimmee man accused of sexually battering a child has been arrested, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The man was arrested June 15 and charged with three counts of capital sexual battery. Deputies began their…
  • Jun 17

    UF Professor Arrested on Stalking Charge

    UF Professor Arrested on Stalking Charge
    A University of Florida professor has been arrested on a cyberstalking charge, according to a police report. The 45-year-old  professor in the College of Pharmacy is accused of stalking a woman who used to work for him, according to the…
  • Jun 10

    Violent Crime Up In Flagler County

    Violent Crime Up In Flagler County
    The good news is that overall crime is down in Flagler County, but the bad news is that violent crime is up in many categories. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Uniform Crime Report, the rates of rape, aggravated…
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Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Disney Adds Warning Signs After Deadly Alligator Attack in Florida

    Disney Adds Warning Signs After Deadly Alligator Attack in Florida
    Last week, 2-year old Lane Graves of Nebraska lost his life in a deadly alligator attack at Disney. Reports state that an alligator snatched the boy from the shores of the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa…
  • Jun 21

    Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Criminal Charges after Hitting 9 Bicyclist

    Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Criminal Charges after Hitting 9 Bicyclist
    Earlier this month, fifty-year-old Charles Pickett of Battle Creek, Michigan crashed his car into nine bicyclists and then fled the scene.  He is now facing five counts of second-degree murder and four counts of reckless driving causing…
  • Jun 3

    Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officials Crackdown on Texting While Driving

    Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officials Crackdown on Texting While Driving
    Massachusetts’ state and local law enforcement have launched a statewide effort to stop and cite drivers who are texting while driving in an effort to combat accidents, injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving.  Last…
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New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Social Services Seeks to Terminate Parental Rights of Father

    Social Services Seeks to Terminate Parental Rights of Father
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a proceeding pursuant to Social Services Law § 384-b to terminate parental rights of the natural father. The petitioner, Little Flower Children’s Services, appealed from an order of the Family…
  • Jun 16

    Plaintiff Wife Obtained Temporary Restraining Order for Violent Attack by Husband

    Plaintiff Wife Obtained Temporary Restraining Order for Violent Attack by Husband
    A New York Family Lawyer said a couple was married on August 21, 1975. They had two children from that marriage. K born July 16, 1976 (13) and A born June 25, 1978 (11). Mr. H and Mrs. C were divorced on April 3, 1985 and both children…
  • Jun 15

    Defendant Responsible for Providing Wife with a Psychiatrist

    Defendant Responsible for Providing Wife with a Psychiatrist
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in an action for divorce, defendant husband appeals from so much of a judgment of the Supreme Court, dated December 23, 1981, as (1) granted custody of the parties’ child to plaintiff wife; (2)…
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Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 21

    Convicting the Innocent

    Convicting the Innocent
    I care about what happened in Orlando because the victims and their families are all members of the human family. And I cringe at the self-styled protestors who use God’s name in vain as an excuse for their own inhumanity toward the…
  • Jun 14

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida
    The tragedy in Florida is linked to issues abroad. One candidate sometimes suggests we could solve our problems by isolationism, keeping our troops home, and sometimes by wiping out our adversaries with overwhelming force. His adversary has…
  • Jun 7

    Media Coverage of the Presidential Campaign

    Media Coverage of the Presidential Campaign
    During this pledge drive, amid disputes about media coverage of the presidential campaign, it’s a good time to review how we got here. The 19th century press was partisan; every party had their papers. Around the dawn of the 20th…
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Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Answers common questions about car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious issues that can involve lawsuits.

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Jun 21

    Personal Watercraft Explosions Reported in Virginia Beach and Smith Mountain Lake

    Personal Watercraft Explosions Reported in Virginia Beach and Smith Mountain Lake
    Usually, where there’s smoke… there’s fire.  And unfortunately, today, I’m using that statement in the most literal sense. Two frightening accidents have occurred on Virginia waterways in the last two days.…
  • Jun 21

    Just Purchased a New Car? It May Have a Dangerous Recalled Takata Airbag

    Just Purchased a New Car? It May Have a Dangerous Recalled Takata Airbag
    Mitsubishi, ChryslerFiat, Volkswagen, and Toyota owners take note, these trusted car manufacturers are still knowingly building cars with defective Takata airbags. Yes, these automakers are building and selling new cars that they know will…
  • Jun 17

    Pedestrian Struck By Dump Truck on Orange Avenue Pronounced Dead Friday Morning

    Pedestrian Struck By Dump Truck on Orange Avenue Pronounced Dead Friday Morning
    Police have closed a busy section of Orange Avenue in order to investigate an accident that occurred at approximately 9:50 am this morning.  Witnesses say that two men were attempting to cross Orange Avenue when one of the men stepped…
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Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By The Law Office of Eric Beasley.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawyer.net/
  • Jun 21

    Limiting the Scope of Duties Tennessee Universities Owe To Their Student

    Limiting the Scope of Duties Tennessee Universities Owe To Their Student
    Under Tennessee law, universities and colleges often owe basic duties to their students to protect them from known harms. This is particularly true for students living in dorms on university campuses, where the universities often function as…
  • Jun 14

    When Can A Surviving Spouse Bring a Wrongful Death Action in Tennessee?

    When Can A Surviving Spouse Bring a Wrongful Death Action in Tennessee?
    When an individual dies as the result of another’s actions, it is common for family members and friends to want to seek justice on behalf of the individual who has been killed. In most states, including Tennessee, state statutes…
  • Jun 7

    What Constitutes a Known Dangerous Condition in Tennessee?

    What Constitutes a Known Dangerous Condition in Tennessee?
    As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20.  Things that may not be obvious at first glance often become painfully clear after the fact.  Such is the case for many of the dangerous conditions that present themselves in personal injury…
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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/
  • Jun 21

    How a worker lost six fingers due to his employer’s safety violation

    How a worker lost six fingers due to his employer’s safety violation
    A 21-year-old temporary employee’s six fingers were amputated during a workplace accident on November 4, 2015. He had been working for four weeks at Custom Aluminum Products, a metal manufacturer based in South Elgin, Illinois. The…
  • Jun 16

    OSHA fines four Illinois companies after construction worker’s death

    OSHA fines four Illinois companies after construction worker’s death
    An employee sustained fatal blunt force injuries while working at a wastewater treatment plant in Springfield, Illinois, in October 2015. The 42-year-old man was testing joints for leaks inside a 54-inch pipe when an inflatable bladder burst.…
  • Jun 7

    The occurrence of pharmacy errors after hospital discharge

    The occurrence of pharmacy errors after hospital discharge
    As reported in the Chicago Tribune, two weeks after a patient named Joyce Oyler was discharged from the hospital, she had sores in her mouth and throat, and blood was flowing from her nose and bowels. Her daughter attributed her…
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Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 21

    Chancery OKs Modified Auction of TransPerfect Global, Inc.

    Chancery OKs Modified Auction of TransPerfect Global, Inc.
    John O’Toole writes: On June 20, 2016, the Court of Chancery released another opinion in the nationally controversial saga of TransPerfect Global, Inc. (the “Company”). In re: TransPerfect Global, Inc., C.A. No. 9700-CB…
  • Jun 10

    Chancery Grants Advancement on Summary Judgment – Fees on Fees Granted

    Chancery Grants Advancement on Summary Judgment – Fees on Fees Granted
    In the recent decision of James R. Thompson, et al. v. ORIX USA Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 11746-CB (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery ruled on cross summary judgment motions in connection with an advancement action.…
  • Jun 8

    New Board of Directors Allowed to Review Derivative Complaint

    New Board of Directors Allowed to Review Derivative Complaint
    The recent decision of Park Employees and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago v. Smith, C.A. No. 11000-VCG (May 31, 2016) presents an interesting question: when a plaintiff files a derivative complaint…
Rank this Week: 842

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’

    Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’
    Is Bankruptcy right for the Chicago Public Schools?   Governor Rauner thinks it could, despite what the experts and history say.Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’: Gov. Bruce Rauner renews talk of possible…
  • May 27

    It's OK to run up debt on credit cards.........

    It's OK to run up debt on credit cards.........
    Goes against common thought, but it is a well reasoned article. The The key here is that study is looking forward at future lifestyle, not the present tough situation. A better job will benefit the individual more in the long run, so it's ok…
  • Feb 4

    Do you have overdue books to go along with…

    Do you have overdue books to go along with that overdue credit card bill? Well avoid the penalties this next two weeks in Chicago!http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-cpl-book-fine-amnesty-0203-20160204-story.html
Rank this Week: 833

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys…

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 926