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Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

Commentary on national and international space law issues. By Jesse Londin.

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 619

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 691

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Nov 24

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping
    Several prominent business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, recently filed amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to require federal agencies to follow the procedures set forth in…
  • Nov 21

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?
    Would your business be able to survive if one of its partners or top executives died suddenly? If you are unsure, you may want to look into “key person” insurance. While the idea may seem morbid, taking out life insurance and/or…
  • Nov 20

    FINRA Warns Firms Against Using Settlement Agreements to Muzzle Whistleblower

    FINRA Warns Firms Against Using Settlement Agreements to Muzzle Whistleblower
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a regulatory notice regarding the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements. It specifically reminds firms that FINRA Rule 2010 prohibits provisions that…
Rank this Week: 739

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking

    Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking
    News:The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the 2014 edition of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons today.  The report "covers 128 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at…
  • Nov 21

    News: IRIN to Become Independent News Service

    News: IRIN to Become Independent News Service
    After much speculation about the future of IRIN, the humanitarian news service recently announced that it will become an independent non-profit based in Switzerland as of 1 January 2015. For more information about how this will all came…
  • Nov 21

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Access to Protection: Bridges Not Walls (Italian Council for Refugees, Oct. 2014) [text]- See also video of the recently held conference of the same name.Assessing the Cost-effectiveness of Irregular Migration Control Policies in Greece…
Rank this Week: 686

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 682

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Nov 24

    National Whistleblower Center Joins National #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending With A Purpose

    National Whistleblower Center Joins National #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending With A Purpose
    Washington, D.C.  November 24, 2014. The National Whistleblower Center is participating in the third annual #GivingTuesday.  #GivingTuesday is a collaborative effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in…
  • Nov 19

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year
    On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 Annual Report to Congress. According to the report, 2014 was a historic year for the SEC Whistleblower program in terms of…
  • Nov 19

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
Rank this Week: 743

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Gadolinium, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, and Case Report

    Gadolinium, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, and Case Report
    Gadolinium (Gd) is a rare earth element. In its ionic form (+3), gadolinium is known to be highly toxic to humans. Gadolinium is strongly paramagnetic, which makes it a valuable contrast agent in for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The…
  • Nov 18

    Historians Noir

    Historians Noir
    David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz are two “labor” historians who make it their business to testify as historian expert witnesses in occupational and environmental disease cases. They apparently do not like lawyers who argue that…
  • Nov 15

    Rhetorical Strategy in Characterizing Scientific Burdens of Proof

    Rhetorical Strategy in Characterizing Scientific Burdens of Proof
    The recent opinion piece by Kevin Elliott and David Resnik exemplifies a rhetorical strategy that idealizes and elevates a burden of proof in science, and then declares it is different from legal and regulatory burdens of proof. Kevin C.…
Rank this Week: 708

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?
    News reports (here and here) suggest that a Bill containing amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 would be introduced in the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament. Recently, the Law Commission of India suggested…
  • Nov 11

    Partial Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards & Compensation for Breach of Vishaka Guideline

    Partial Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards & Compensation for Breach of Vishaka Guideline
    A recent decision of the Madras High Court is extremely interesting from two perspectives. The first issue is that the Single Judge, after an incisive analysis, rejected the prevailing view (especially in the Madras High Court-see this…
  • Sep 30

    Is the Arbitrator Obligated to Frame Issues?

    Is the Arbitrator Obligated to Frame Issues?
    Srinivasan, Badrinath, Is the Arbitrator Obligated to Frame Issues? (September 3, 2014). Current Tamil Nadu Cases, Volume 20, Issue 36, Journal Section, pp. 162-167. One of the frequent questions that a non-lawyer arbitrator faces is how…
Rank this Week: 740

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Nov 24

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?
    With the Thanksgiving holiday only a few days away, we’ve been hearing news stories about which stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and which will remain closed. Every year there seems to be contest as to which stores can get the…
  • Nov 16

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?
    New IRS Regulations Detail Standards on How to Categorize Property RepairsReprinted from the November 2014 edition of Smart Business Cleveland with permission from Smart Business (www.sbnonline.com) and Skoda Minotti…
  • Nov 10

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court
    On September 26, 2014, in Hupp v. Beck, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Ohio overturned the trial court’s decision that certain oil and gas leases in Monroe County, Ohio between landowners and Beck Energy Corporation (Beck) were…
Rank this Week: 790

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Nov 24

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report
    Several high profile incidents, such as those reported here in our Blog and here by the Philadelphia Inquirer, involving attorneys disciplined or convicted of theft of client funds, have triggered proposed changes in Pennsylvania's Rules of…
  • Nov 23

    Really Cool Tech Stuff Improving Quality of Life

    Really Cool Tech Stuff Improving Quality of Life
    GeriPal's blog post on November 22, 2014 highlighted some new tech that is guaranteed to improve the lives of users. Although these may not yet be available, consider the potential. The blog covers 6 inventions; here are 3 that caught...
  • Nov 23

    California's Managed Care Project Frustrates Elders Who Are Ill and Poor

    California's Managed Care Project Frustrates Elders Who Are Ill and Poor
    From Kaiser Health News, this report of "confusion, frustration and resistence," associated with California's first six months of efforts to move 500,000 low-income seniors and disabled persons into managed care: "'The scope…
Rank this Week: 763

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Nov 23

    Are elderly drivers a threat on the road?

    Are elderly drivers a threat on the road?
    Many drivers in Pennsylvania have concerns about elderly drivers on the road, and the idea that elderly drivers are a threat to others may not be unfounded.How many elderly drivers are on the road?According to the U.S. Centers for Disease…
  • Nov 23

    What is the emergency doctrine?

    What is the emergency doctrine?
    The emergency doctrine is a legal principle that allows a person to take certain actions in an emergency situation free from recrimination. The emergency doctrine often excuses a person from a reasonable care standard in an emergency…
  • Nov 14

    Pedestrian Safety in Motion for Philly

    Pedestrian Safety in Motion for Philly
    Distracted walking (walking on public roadways while texting, using cell phones or other electronics) is a growing safety concern. While less publicized than distracted driving, this safety concern is quickly gaining attention. The growing…
Rank this Week: 690

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    PTSD Expert Witness Testifies On Clinical Criteria

    PTSD Expert Witness Testifies On Clinical Criteria
    Post traumatic stress expert witness Mitchell Clionsky testified for the defense in the Springfield, MA, lawsuit against nightclub owner Demetrious Konstantopoulos. Cara Lyn Crncic alleges that a 2011 assault by Konstantopoulos has caused her…
  • Nov 17

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 2

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 2
    In CHIROPRACTIC / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAUSATION AND THE DEGENERATIVE SPINE, medical malpractice expert witness Richard K. Skala, DC, writes that the "chiropractic expert will be challenged by the opposing party during deposition and/or trial…
  • Nov 15

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Hyundai, Kia Settlement

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Hyundai, Kia Settlement
    Automotive expert witnesses may opine on automotive design, automotive technology, fuel economy and related aspects of the automotive industry. In the news, automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a $100 million civil penalty to resolve…
Rank this Week: 792

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    CALI Lessons for Final

    CALI Lessons for Final
    Finals are almost here, and most students are heavy into outlines, study guides, and past exams. But don't forget CALI (the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) which has interactive computer-based lessons keyed to typical IL and…
  • Nov 21

    Hours next week

    Hours next week
    For those who want to rest in between feasting next week here are the Library access hours.  Please note that there will be times when there is no swipe access.Wednesday, November 26 -  8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Wednesday, November…
  • Nov 20

    This Day In The Law: Justice Department Brings Antitrust Action Against AT&T

    This Day In The Law: Justice Department Brings Antitrust Action Against AT&T
    On November 20, 1974, the Department of Justice filed its final antitrust suit against AT&T, signaling the end of the “Bell system”. United States v. AT&T was ultimately settled out of court, under an agreement that the…
Rank this Week: 702

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss with a client when insurance is going to cover a loss. This may seem easy at first but that is not always the case. The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion...
  • Nov 22

    What Is An Insurable Interest

    What Is An Insurable Interest
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to understand what an "insurable interest" is when it comes to making a claim. A 1999, Austin Court of Appeals opinion gives some guidance about this issue. The style of the opinion is, Valdez v.…
  • Nov 20

    Jury Trial Says Insurance Paid Enough

    Jury Trial Says Insurance Paid Enough
    Attorneys handling insurance claims need to be aware of legal matters be decided in the state that relate to insurance. The Insurance Journal ran an article dated October 21, 2014, that is titled, Jury Finds Texas Windstorm Insurer Adequately…
Rank this Week: 759

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 718

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 776

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
Rank this Week: 694

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Nov 21

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014
    So, just in case you were wondering what new and important cases were issued by the Hawaii courts this year, you are in luck if you are a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services...
  • Oct 2

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?
    Ebola Victim in Hawaii? Thankfully, it appears not, but the potential for an infectious or viral outbreak prompted this disaster-law wonk to crack open my copy of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and see what the government can actually do in...
  • Sep 30

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim
    The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that punitive damages were NOT available for unseaworthiness claims. The case is Haleigh Janee McBride v. Estis Well Serv. and the original opinion can be found here. In a lengthy opinion, with…
Rank this Week: 753

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

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

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    Texas corporate counsel community raises $71,026 for civil legal aid

    Texas corporate counsel community raises $71,026 for civil legal aid
    The Texas Access to Justice Commission, in conjunction with the General Counsel Forum, raised $71,026 for civil legal aid during the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic held Thursday in San Antonio. This year’s event exceeded the amount…
  • Nov 21

    Harvest Celebration raises more than $668,000

    Harvest Celebration raises more than $668,000
    The Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation, and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary hosted the 65th Harvest Celebration on Monday, Nov. 17, raising over $668,000 for pro bono efforts. More than 1,000 Houston Bar Association members and…
  • Nov 21

    Member benefits - marketing and managing your practice

    Member benefits - marketing and managing your practice
    Marketing and managing your practice can be a full-time job. Save on products and services to make that job easier with your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program.LawPay offers hassle-free credit card processing and simpler accounting.…
Rank this Week: 700

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taking Images Seriously

    Taking Images Seriously
    Before you even got to the bookstore cash register when you bought your first books for law school, you probably noticed that law books don't have many pictures. Nor do briefs, pleadings, contracts, judicial opinions, or law review articles.…
  • Nov 19

    Seattle Ponders Medical Marijuana

    Seattle Ponders Medical Marijuana
    The City of Seattle will hold a public symposium on Nov. 20, 5:00-7:45 pm, at City Hall for those concerned about access to safe medical marijuana and the location of marijuana-related businesses in the city.Medical marijuana logo from flyer…
  • Nov 19

    Drone Law

    Drone Law
    What happens when a drone gets in the way of a crop-dusting airplane, as recently happened in Eastern Washington? Are there rules? KUOW reports FAA Takes Light Hand In Enforcing Flight Rules For Drones (Nov. 18, 2014).A recent commercial use…
Rank this Week: 764

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in $9M Award

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in $9M Award
    If a loved one was fatally injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another and you have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be eligible for lawsuit funding as a cash advance against your future settlement. Many families need wrongful…
  • Nov 18

    Lawsuit Financial is making the Holidays Brighter for Personal Injury Victim

    Lawsuit Financial is making the Holidays Brighter for Personal Injury Victim
    Lawsuit Financial is continuously working hard to put smiles on the faces of many financially-strapped plaintiffs and their families who might otherwise go without during this holiday season. Recently, another attorney nominated a client for…
  • Nov 18

    Litigation Funding Can Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accident

    Litigation Funding Can Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accident
    In the early morning on November 16, the driver of a Mazda 3 lost control and struck a parked SUV. According to police, "the force of impact pushed the on to the sidewalk. The driver and one passenger were treated for injuries; another…
Rank this Week: 713

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Five Ways Fraudsters Trick Investor

    Five Ways Fraudsters Trick Investor
    "People fall for fraud because fraudsters are that good with special effects. It seems that real,"Michael Hendon, a representative from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.At a recent securities law summit, government representatives…
  • Nov 20

    Let Us Know - Ebola Related Scam

    Let Us Know - Ebola Related Scam
    While there have been a significant number of deaths from Ebola, the "outbreak" seemed to be largely a news story scam, at least in the United States.It is therefore hard to believe that a serious investor would even consider an investment in…
  • Nov 20

    SEC Press Release

    SEC Press Release
    India-Based Operators Charged for High-Yield Investment Scheme Using Social MediaCharges have been announced against two India-based operators of an alleged high-yield investment scheme seeking to exploit investors through pervasive social…
Rank this Week: 699

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Nov 21

    Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap

    Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap
    Over the last year, we have read many news stories and seen various advertisements related to California’s medical malpractice cap. A ballot initiative, Prop. 46, aimed to raise the current cap to $1.1 million and to allow for inflation…
  • Nov 17

    Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?

    Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?
    Sky-High Ambulance Costs Deter Injury Victims When you have sustained an injury in a severe accident, it is important to seek immediate medical care.  Only a trained healthcare professional can assess the severity of your injuries, and…
  • Nov 7

    Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?

    Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?
    Many Californians who suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries maintain the hope that scientific innovations will result in the possibility to recover from paralysis.  But how realistic is such a cure?  According to a recent…
Rank this Week: 733

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License
    When you win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal, you usually have to wait for the decision to arrive in the mail. Once in a while, in certain, "special" cases, and only with certain hearing officers (for purposes of…
  • Nov 7

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case
    My work as a DUI lawyer in Michigan is helpful to my clients, yet being a lawyer is not considered one of the "helping professions." Part of this has to do with the fact that as a DUI attorney, I...
  • Nov 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3
    In part 2 of this article, we continued our examination of the most important part of a Michigan DUI charge and began looking at the role of the mandatory alcohol assessment. We'll start out here by examining the clinical reality...
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Nov 21

    Deadly Pharmacy Errors Likely Caused by Corporate Greed?

    Deadly Pharmacy Errors Likely Caused by Corporate Greed?
    Another patient has lost her life to a tragic pharmacy error. A new report out of Texas shows what may be the cause of some of these totally preventable wrongful deaths: corporate greed. Pharmacy Accused of Causing Deadly Drug…
  • Nov 19

    Tragic Case Demonstrates Horrible Consequences of Tort Reform

    Tragic Case Demonstrates Horrible Consequences of Tort Reform
    We regularly discuss the folly of tort reform in this blog, and how it hurts people who are legitimately injured by medical malpractice and insulates bad actors from having to take responsibility for the harm they cause. But a recent case in…
  • Nov 13

    Scare Tactics Convince California Voters to Vote Against Lifting Damages Cap

    Scare Tactics Convince California Voters to Vote Against Lifting Damages Cap
    Medical malpractice lawsuits play an extremely important role in our medical system. They fulfill two purposes: (1) they provide a way for those hurt by medical professionals to be made whole, and (2) they act to deter negligent and reckless…
Rank this Week: 704

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Nov 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14
    Not a good week for Sirius XM: While the Court is largely unpersuaded and sometimes baffled by Sirius XM’s repetitive or off-point theories about how reasonable jurists might read an unwritten exclusion into §980(a)(2), the…
  • Nov 20

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording
    Almost a month to the day after a California state court became the second court in this fall to recognize a public performance right for pre-1972 sound recordings, the Southern District Court of New York has held that New York State…
  • Nov 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14
    “Because the more people that touch a story, the more that story touches the world.” In conjunction with the launch of Wheretowatch.com, which provides a slick and easy way to find TV shows and movies online, the MPAA also posted…
Rank this Week: 732

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Nov 20

    Court Hears Proceeding to Settle an Intermediate Account

    Court Hears Proceeding to Settle an Intermediate Account
    A New York Probate Lawyer said in this proceeding to settle an intermediate account of a bank as trustee of two trusts, the appeals are from two decrees of the Surrogate's Court, Kings County, entered October 27, 1972 and July 30, 1973,…
  • Nov 19

    Court Decides Outcome in Will Contest Proceeding

    Court Decides Outcome in Will Contest Proceeding
    Page 727 145 N.Y.S.2d 727 1 Misc.2d 440 In re WELSH'S WILL. Petition of the First National City Bank of New York, successor by merger of the Peoples Trust Company, to render and settle its account as trustee of the trust created for the…
  • Nov 18

    Court Settles Who is "Next of Kin" in Probate Proceeding

    Court Settles Who is "Next of Kin" in Probate Proceeding
    Decedent died in 1949 leaving a will which he had executed in 1919, some 30 years before his death which was duly admitted to probate. A New York Probate Lawyer said in Article THIRD, the will created a trust for the life income benefit of…
Rank this Week: 766

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 20

    NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall

    NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall
    On Tuesday November 18, federal safety officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement that called on auto manufacturers to issue a nationwide recall of any vehicle equipped with Takata…
  • Nov 13

    AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Most people may not have realized it, but the last week of October was Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. Although there seems to be holidays and weeks for all types of random things, the fact that drowsy driving has its own awareness week…
  • Nov 12

    Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Driver

    Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Driver
    With the 2014 holiday season just around the corner, now is a great time to prepare yourself for safe travels. According to researchers, only 31% of all alcohol-related highway deaths occur outside of the holiday season. In fact, 40% of…
Rank this Week: 677

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Nov 20

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!
    Employers trying to continue offering affordable health and welfare benefits amid the expanding costs and regulations enacted under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) often are encouraged by some consultants and brokers to…
  • Nov 17

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition
    Employers and others concerned about the financial, reporting and other burdens of complying with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) “pay-or-play” employer shared responsibility rules imposed under Internal…
  • Nov 17

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5
    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has yielded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR…
Rank this Week: 681

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Nov 20

    MSC remands for Ginther hearing where defense counsel failed to inform client of plea offer

    MSC remands for Ginther hearing where defense counsel failed to inform client of plea offer
    In People v. Walker, No. 145433, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded to the trial court for a Ginther hearing, after it had been held in abeyance pending the Supreme Court’s decision over a year ago in Burt v. Titlow, 133 S. Ct. 1457…
  • Nov 20

    COA holds that court erred by failing to provide simultaneous translation for defendant

    COA holds that court erred by failing to provide simultaneous translation for defendant
    In People v. Elias Gonzalez-Raymundo, Nos. 316744, 319718, The Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred by failing to provide a simultaneous interpreter where defense counsel requested that the interpreter “catch…
  • Nov 20

    Cadaver dog evidence admissible under MRE 702

    Cadaver dog evidence admissible under MRE 702
    In People v. Lane, No. 313818, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for first-degree felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Defendant raised a number of issues on appeal.  The most important issue…
Rank this Week: 757

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Covers Georgia car accidents and personal injury law. By the Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblawg.com/
  • Nov 20

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital
    This past fall I was honored to sit at the same table as Elin Baklid-Kunz, as she received the Whistleblower of the Year Award. Each year the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund holds an awards banquet, and recognizes a man or woman who…
  • Oct 10

    Like I Said Yesterday! Settlement Today Shows Government Serious About Stopping "Failure of Care"

    Like I Said Yesterday! Settlement Today Shows Government Serious About Stopping "Failure of Care"
    I'm not crowing. Much! Just yesterday on this blog I wrote about the Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Cases, and I said I thought we were seeing a surprising new trend. It seemed to me that the Government was taking a lot of…
  • Oct 9

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case
    Each year the Government gets ripped off to the tune of billions of dollars, and healthcare fraud sits first chair. This past year has been no exception; the Government closes out its fiscal year on September 30, so we can now see that in…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Nov 20

    Minnesota Courts Helping Prevent Repeat DUI Offense

    Minnesota Courts Helping Prevent Repeat DUI Offense
    A study by a national research firm uncovered that in Minnesota DWI courts, deterrent programs and treatment regimens are helping prevent repeat DUI offenses, saving the taxpayers about $700,000 a year. The study examined the DWI court system…
  • Nov 19

    Little Falls Murderer Must Pay $21,000 To Victims’ Familie

    Little Falls Murderer Must Pay $21,000 To Victims’ Familie
    Byron David Smith, the 66-year-old Little Falls man who was found guilty on two counts of premeditated murder in the first and second degree after he killed two teenage intruders during a home invasion has been ordered to pay over $21,000 in…
  • Nov 18

    Minnesota Sex Offender Reform Report Published

    Minnesota Sex Offender Reform Report Published
    As we mentioned back in August, experts tasked with reviewing Minnesota’s current sex offender program asked to have their report deadline pushed back until mid-November. Today, they published their findings in a comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 779

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
  • Nov 3

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
  • Oct 23

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
Rank this Week: 778

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Nov 20

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference
    Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Cepelka, the…
  • Nov 19

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government
    News reports indicate that President Obama will soon announce how he plans to use Executive Orders to implement some aspects of Immigration Reform, due to the failure of Congress to address the subject legislatively.  I recently had the…
  • Nov 18

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team
    Congratulations to 3Ls Stephanie Chiarelli and Adam Dejulio for reaching the octofinals of the Chicago Bar Association Competition this past weekend.  Attys. Kaitlyn Reise and Mindy Nolan coached the team and…
Rank this Week: 715

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

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

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart
    What’s an eligible rollover distribution and what’s not can be a complicated and confusing matter. Here’s a recent and handy rollover chart by the Internal Revenue Service updated for new rules that may be helpful. 1…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
Rank this Week: 744

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 19

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE
    College support is back in the news as a young woman resident in New Jersey has sued her parents to contribute to her undergraduate education at Philadelphia’s Temple University.  The case brings us to revisit the question of how…
  • Nov 19

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH
    Leslie Spoltore, one of our partners in our Wilmington office, posted President Barack Obama’s proclamation making November National Adoption Month. Family law is an area which often deals with difficult issues and outcomes where…
  • Nov 12

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES
    A recent published decision issued on November 7 addressed the question of how a Pennsylvania Court is to act when a Court of another state refuses to relinquish jurisdiction.  The facts are absorbing to say the least. Mother and Father…
Rank this Week: 729

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 745

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement
    The product, ABC Dophilus Powder, was found to contain the fungus rhizopus oryzae, which is linked to the infection mucormycosis. The federal Centers for Disease Control tested the powder after the October death of a preterm infant who had…
  • Nov 7

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern
    From USA Today:News reports are mentioning AMP citrate, which some consider to be a close cousin of DMAA. AMP citrate is sometimes referred to as methylpentanamine.  Scientists in the United States and the Netherlands testing…
  • Nov 7

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
    This article from the Los Angeles Times is worth a read: Several months after supplements were recalled for being illegally laced with prescription drugs, researchers bought them off the shelves and from the online inventories of…
Rank this Week: 736

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family
    When a published opinion starts with “family law is not getting any easier” in the first paragraph and “the question is of first impression in California”in the second paragraph you know something big is about to…
  • Nov 11

    Interpreting Court Order

    Interpreting Court Order
    An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County gives an intriguing analysis of interpreting the language in family law court orders that could be considered ambiguous. Denny and Catherine got divorced in 2009. The court ordered Denny to pay…
  • Oct 31

    Dem Cat

    Dem Cat
    If you come by to visit us at our Pleasanton office you are going to see a lot of cats around the property. Well, not a lot, but four or five. Turns out we have become home base for a colony of feral cats. The pictures you see are of some of…
Rank this Week: 751

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Nov 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 703

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    A Short History of Erectile Dysfunction and Viagra

    A Short History of Erectile Dysfunction and Viagra
    A Short History Viagra (sildenafil) was a breakthrough in the pharmaceutical world when it was first researched and released to the public. Never before had a pill been able to produce an erection. A groundbreaking (and likely very…
  • Nov 17

    Concern Center around Pradaxa and Xarelto

    Concern Center around Pradaxa and Xarelto
    Warfarin is an anticoagulant or blood thinner, which reduces the formation of blood clots. Blood thinners prevent dangerous blood clots that can obstruct the blood flow to the vital organs. Patients taking warfarin require close monitoring…
  • Nov 13

    Viagra Use Linked to Melanoma Skin Cancer Invasivene

    Viagra Use Linked to Melanoma Skin Cancer Invasivene
    A study released in June of 2014 shows an 84% increased risk of melanoma linked to use of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (which is also known as sildenafil). The study looks at data compiled from 25,848 men who …
Rank this Week: 767

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Next Generation Sports Safety -- Air Bags for Skier

    Next Generation Sports Safety -- Air Bags for Skier
    The most recent advance in downhill skiing may not be skis, not boots, not aerodynamic clothing ... it is airbags. These new airbags for skiers are intended to protect skiers from catastrophic injuries after losing control on a run. Many…
  • Oct 28

    The Stunning List of GM Recall

    The Stunning List of GM Recall
    Atlanta's local and global CNN has just published the entire list of every vehicle that General Motors has recalled during 2014. The list is stunning and worth a look to ensure that your vehicle is not on it. If you own a vehicle that is on…
  • Oct 25

    Fatal Crash After Driver Tries to Evade Law Enforcement

    Fatal Crash After Driver Tries to Evade Law Enforcement
    In recent years we have seen an increase in dangerous situations arising from those evading law enforcement on our roads and highways. Just last week in California, a California Highway Patrol officer on a motorcycle was unable to stop or to…
Rank this Week: 755

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition
    And, after a really long break, we're back. Apologies. This day job has been very busy lately. And, of course, if you ever find yourself jonesing for my writing, you can always check out my stuff on Above the Law. You saw our guest post on…
  • Nov 14

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor
    Editor's Note - We've never had a guest post before, and normally I give a blanket no to a request for one. But, Assistant Federal Public Defender extraordinaire Jon Jeffress wrote a great piece about the D.C. Circuit's recent decision in…
  • Oct 4

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
Rank this Week: 720

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment
    I recently attended a seminar on the “International Mobility” seminar, dealing with the entry of Foreign Nationals into Canada as temporary foreign workers.  The assessment of such workers has evolved.   …
  • Nov 10

    Stop the Polygamy!?

    Stop the Polygamy!?
    The proposed law, the alarmist and shrilly titled “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – Addressing Polygamy” will no doubt be a Great Tool for officers to refuse applications on the basis of misrepresentation…
  • Oct 28

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.
    A person was charged withcriminal misrepresentation under IRPA as well as under the Citizenship Act for providing false information regarding his days in Canada when applying for a Permanent Resident (PR) card renewal…
Rank this Week: 705

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
  • Oct 29

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid
    A pre-nuptial agreement torn in pieces and thrown off the honeymoon cruise ship is enforceable so ruled a Brooklyn judge. In a rather unusual case, as detailed in the New York Post  the couple entered in a pre-nuptial agreement…
Rank this Week: 785