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By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • May 26

    Apps in Law – Apps for Lawyers Using iPhones & iPad

    Apps in Law – Apps for Lawyers Using iPhones & iPad
    http://appsinlaw.com/ Apps in Law highlights the best apps for lawyers in mercifully short, finely-detailed video reviews. Brett Burney is passionate about technology in the law. He’s a highly-sought after trainer for lawyers and law…
  • May 19

    Firefox users left feeling vulnerable as judge keeps Tor hack under wraps – Naked Security

    Firefox users left feeling vulnerable as judge keeps Tor hack under wraps – Naked Security
    Millions of users of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser may be at risk, thanks to a ruling handed out by a federal judge on Monday US District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan rejected Mozilla’s request to force the government to reveal a…
  • May 19

    Complimentary Cybersecurity CLE Webinar

    Complimentary Cybersecurity CLE Webinar
    Wednesday May 25, 2016 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM EDT Please join Venable, BDO, BlumbergExcelsior, Inc. and TetherView for a complimentary CLE webinar that will outline a foundation for CyberSecurity. The Course will provide attendees with the…
Rank this Week: 721

No Deportation

No Deportation

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

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year

    ICE To Conduct Deportation Raids Beginning in 2016 New Year
    The Washington Post reports that their sources tell them Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") is planning deportation raids beginning in the new year. ICE, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has begun preparing for a…
  • Dec 9

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal

    Ninth Circuit Issues Favorable Decision in Petition for Review for Najarro-Portal
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued their memorandum on December 7, 2015, finding that the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals had erred in failing to grant Mr. Najarro-Portal deferral of removal under the Convention…
  • Nov 27

    Interesting Newspaper Article from Utah - "Activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants"

    Interesting Newspaper Article from Utah - "Activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants"
    Utah immigration activist, Deyvid Morales, 24, is using his often-in-Utah-headlines immigration battles to write free smartphone apps to help fellow undocumented immigrants.His latest one seeks to help "dreamers" — immigrants who, like…
Rank this Week: 723

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

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

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

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
Rank this Week: 722

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

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

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • May 20

    FDA’s Nutrition Facts Panel Gets a Makeover

    FDA’s Nutrition Facts Panel Gets a Makeover
    In a major step aimed at helping consumers maintain healthy dietary practices, the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on a new nutrition facts panel that will be required on the back of packaged food and…
  • Mar 9

    GMOs: To Label or Not to Label? That is the Question

    GMOs: To Label or Not to Label? That is the Question
    As the days grow longer and the snow starts to melt, so, too, does the debate on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling begin to heat up. This is because Vermont’s Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act—which requires that…
  • Apr 24

    The Egg Salmonella Sentencing: An Exercise in Imagination

    The Egg Salmonella Sentencing: An Exercise in Imagination
    Indulge me for just a moment in an exercise in whimsy. Except as will be expressly described below, any resemblance to real persons or substances, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Imagine if you will that in the processing of a…
Rank this Week: 724

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Dec 16

    Obese Nursing Home Residents Face Unique Risk

    Obese Nursing Home Residents Face Unique Risk
    The global rise in obesity presents many problems that our national healthcare is ill-equipped to handle. For older adults in particular, obesity and its related chronic diseases are putting an increased strain on health, wellbeing, and…
  • Dec 1

    The Reality of Tube Feeding in Nursing Home

    The Reality of Tube Feeding in Nursing Home
    The nursing home abuse lawyers at Pintas & Mullins want to highlight an extremely important but seldom discussed issue affecting residents: the use of feeding tubes in nursing homes and hospitals. Tube feeding is meant to provide…
  • Nov 17

    Medicare to Reimburse for End-of-Life Discussion

    Medicare to Reimburse for End-of-Life Discussion
    Beginning January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will reimburse health care providers for discussions with Medicare patients about the type of medical care they want at the end of their lives. The new rule will affect…
Rank this Week: 725

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 726

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 728

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 727

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Criminal Record Seal

    Criminal Record Seal
    Being arrested can be a scary and very embarrassing ordeal.  After an arrest, a person’s criminal record is public information and can be viewed on request by pretty much anyone.  That means that a nosy neighbor, friends and…
  • Apr 26

    Illegal Search and Seizure?

    Illegal Search and Seizure?
    Search and seizure issues are normally at the top of the list in any criminal case where physical evidence is recovered from a defendant.  Florida law, like federal law, provides protection for citizens against illegal search and…
  • Mar 29

    Theft Arrest After Taking Own Car

    Theft Arrest After Taking Own Car
    I recently came across a story where a woman was arrested for stealing a car that Florida law recognizes as, in essence, half hers.  After a verbal altercation with her husband, the woman left in the family car, which was registered in…
Rank this Week: 729

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 730

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

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

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • May 27

    What is the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

    What is the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
    The Seventh Amendment to the U. S. Constitution states: “In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise…
  • May 20

    E-Discovery — Are custodial collections none of your business?

    E-Discovery — Are custodial collections none of your business?
    The party receiving discovery requests in litigation has the job of trying to understand the locations of potentially responsive data and documents; determining the identity of key custodians; and determining the most efficient and cost…
  • May 17

    Bicycle Safety: The Florida Helmet Law

    Bicycle Safety: The Florida Helmet Law
    Over the last 20+ years that I’ve been a lawyer, I have represented many injured victims who experienced closed-head injuries, many with associated trauma to the brain and resulting in permanent brain injury.  The cause of the head…
Rank this Week: 731

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 732

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

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

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

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients ……
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

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

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
Rank this Week: 733

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • May 3

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged
    I am hit so hard that my boot flies off as I fall backward. The boot slides across the bricks out onto the street. Our dog scampers after it.  She thinks we are playing. I should have seen... Read More
  • Apr 27

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial
    The jury is still deadlocked after three days of deliberations, and the judge declares a mistrial. She releases the jurors. Anyone interested in answering questions from the lawyers, she tells them, should stick around in the jury room....…
  • Apr 14

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed
    Q:            Based on your training, officer, you are aware that the SFSTs have never been peer reviewed, right? A:           …
Rank this Week: 734

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 26

    What Can PA Legal Forms Do For You?

    What Can PA Legal Forms Do For You?
    An often over-looked remote database available to Jenkins members is PA Legal Forms. There are thousands of forms in the database, many of which are in Word format and ready to be filled in. Just some of the examples of forms that our…
  • May 19

    Maritime Resources at Jenkin

    Maritime Resources at Jenkin
    National Maritime Day is Sunday, May 22. Celebrate by exploring the maritime and admiralty materials available through Jenkins! Jenkins' collection includes print access to American Maritime Cases (1923 - present), which includes both federal…
  • May 12

    New Materials Added to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection

    New Materials Added to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection
    HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection was recently expanded by over 600 new titles, including 118 Committee Prints and 508 Congressional Hearings. This brings the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection to a total of 60,317…
Rank this Week: 735

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 26

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill
    As recently reported by the Center for Biological Diversity, a rider has been proposed for an appropriations bill that would provide $1.5 billion to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2017.  The controversial…
  • May 19

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill
    On May, 17, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Energy held hearings on a number of pending bills, including S. 2533, sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  The bill,…
  • May 12

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned
    After filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit less than two weeks prior, on May 10, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the…
Rank this Week: 736

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • May 11

    Judge Garland Submits the Usual Questionnaire

    Judge Garland Submits the Usual Questionnaire
    It's way above ZiefBrief's paygrade to speculate on whether Judge Merrick Garland will ever be confirmed (or even considered) for a Supreme Court seat. The best we can do is note that some aspects of the nomination process — those...
  • May 4

    Merrick Garland's Jurisprudence — Digging in with CRS

    Merrick Garland's Jurisprudence — Digging in with CRS
    The Congressional Research Service (widely respected for its objectivity and thoroughness), has dug deeply into Merrick Garland's judicial record. Here's a summary of the 78 page report, Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential…
  • May 4

    USF Law Alumni — The Zief Library Is Still Your Library

    USF Law Alumni — The Zief Library Is Still Your Library
    As a USF law school graduate, you're welcome to come back to Zief whenever you need to do legal research. Access is free; all you need for post-graduation access is a bar card or your free USF alumni card. (Alumni...
Rank this Week: 738

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?
    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small…
  • Jun 25

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court

    Health Insurance – Supreme Court
    By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the health insurance concept and Congressional intent to cover millions of people not previously covered. It’s fascinating, if not tragic, how politics continues to rule court decisions…
  • Jun 16

    Incubators may change the legal landscape

    Incubators may change the legal landscape
    Medicine has residency; accounting has two year service requirement to become certified. Now law has incubators … not quite the same thing.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 737

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • May 26

    Lying to your attorney makes your case more difficult and more expensive

    Lying to your attorney makes your case more difficult and more expensive
    With every contested case, I sit my client across the desk, look him or her in the eye, and give some variation on the following advice: Whatever you tell me remains confidential unless you choose to reveal it. However what you tell me guides…
  • May 20

    First you investigate

    First you investigate
    Clients, and the young attorneys I mentor, often ask me to render an opinion on their cases when their cases have just started. Specifically clients want opinions on their likelihood of achieving their goals, the length of time the case will…
  • Apr 24

    Red lines and teenager

    Red lines and teenager
    Non-custodial parents of teenagers often complain when the custodial parent doesn’t stop their child from engaging in typical risky teen behavior. One hears stories of parents losing custody merely because their teen engages in alcohol…
Rank this Week: 739

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

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

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 740

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
Rank this Week: 741

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 1

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie
    My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge.…
  • Mar 22

    Moving into the open

    Moving into the open
    Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so.  This blog, of course, will remain one of the…
  • Mar 3

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub
    Radical, as I like to remind folks, means to get to the root of an issue (same derivation as radish).  So when I say I am offering some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub and the controversy it has generated, I mean that I hope to use the…
Rank this Week: 742

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 743

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

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

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

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

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

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

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

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 744

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 745

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • May 12

    WHO NEEDS THE LEGISLATURE WHEN YOU CAN ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER?

    WHO NEEDS THE LEGISLATURE WHEN YOU CAN ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER?
    By William W. Abbott Well, it has been a long time since I took my high school civics class. While I have forgotten far more than I remember, the distinct responsibilities allocated between the legislative branch and the executive branch…
  • Apr 5

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2016 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.
    By William W. Abbott Citing the need for planning for the long term, Assemblyman Elwood Mead unveiled his new legislation promoting the planning and development of new urban centers in California, planned and financially underwritten by the…
Rank this Week: 746

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 747

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 748

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • May 12

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee
    Until recently, trade secrets were solely a matter of state law.  However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the DTSA, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Because of the DTSA, trade secret misappropriation suits with an…
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
Rank this Week: 749

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 750

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 751

Cerebral Palsy Law Blog

Cerebral Palsy Law Blog

Covers cerebral palsy and pediatric brain injury. By Burke & Eisner.

http://cerebralpalsylawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Risk factors in Preterm Babies leading to Cerebral Palsy

    Risk factors in Preterm Babies leading to Cerebral Palsy
    I just read this study that shows some of the risk factors that relat to Cerebral Palsy. The study particularly is focuses on medium and Late Pre term babies. These are the children born in weeks 32-33 for Medium and 34-36 for Late preterm.…
  • Jan 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jul 20

    Anatomy Review: The Brachial Blexu

    Anatomy Review: The Brachial Blexu
    In a refreshing change from all the lawyer blogs that talk about Brachial Plexus (this one included), I found a blog that explains a lot about the functional anatomy of the Brachial Plexus nerve bundle. It is a list with a description of…
Rank this Week: 752

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • May 5

    Do In-House Paralegals Get More Respect?

    Do In-House Paralegals Get More Respect?
    Aretha Franklin sang to the world about it. The subject is included when employees, girlfriends, wives, husbands, boyfriends, grandmothers and pets are asked how they want to be treated. I’m talking about respect. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, as Ms.…
  • Apr 4

    Where Do I Go From Here? Leveraging Your Background Is the Smartest Career Move You Can Make - Just Ask Chuck Smith

    Where Do I Go From Here? Leveraging Your Background Is the Smartest Career Move You Can Make - Just Ask Chuck Smith
    One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your paralegal career is to not leverage your background. In fact, when faced with either entering the field or changing positions, the words "transferable skills" sometime seem to make a beeline…
  • Mar 7

    Donald Trump loves me! (Huh?) What You Need to Know Right Now: Ethics and Social Networking

    Donald Trump loves me! (Huh?) What You Need to Know Right Now: Ethics and Social Networking
    LinkedIn With Donald Trump! (Legal Ethics) "Donald Trump loves me! It is certainly clear that he can spot a winner – a leader in the profession, at the top of their game. I'm sure that describes me, and must be why he has requested to…
Rank this Week: 753

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
Rank this Week: 754

Deliberations

Deliberations

Covers laws, news, and thoughts on juries and jury trials. By Anne Reed.

http://jurylaw.typepad.com/deliberations/
  • Jan 15

    Common Recruiting Questions and Ways to Address Them

    Common Recruiting Questions and Ways to Address Them
    Chapter One: Making the First Cut By Charlotte (Charli) A. Morris, M.A. In Nashville, at the 2015 ASTC Conference, a panel of experienced members led a master class on a wide variety of topics related to the business of being a trial…
  • Dec 28

    Welcome Back

    Welcome Back
    Deliberation Readers, We are excited to be re-launching Deliberations, the Blog of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC). The goal of this blog is to serve as a forum and educational resource that stimulates discussion amongst…
  • Mar 17

    Second response to "Now you see it, now you don't"

    Second response to "Now you see it, now you don't"
    By Kelly Lawson This is a second response to "Now you see it, now you don't". Dr. Vallano makes several excellent points. Allow me to play prosecution advocate for a moment. I completely agree that memory is fallible (and malleable). I also…
Rank this Week: 755

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 756

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

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

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • May 26

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Rating?

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Rating?
    Some people avoid filing bankruptcy because they are afraid of the way it could affect their credit rating. Yes, it is going to have a negative impact on your credit score, but from that point forward, it is completely up to you which…
  • May 25

    How Do I Decide if I Should File Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Decide if I Should File Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    There are two different types of consumer bankruptcy, and they mean two different things. You can be made to go from one to the other, but that only goes one way. You can also be denied a discharge of your bankruptcy. What this all means when…
  • May 24

    Can I Include Any Taxes in My Bankruptcy?

    Can I Include Any Taxes in My Bankruptcy?
    As if tax laws aren’t already difficult enough to navigate, why not add some bankruptcy laws to the mix as well? When it comes to their taxes, many people are confused about what they can and can’t include in their bankruptcy. In…
Rank this Week: 758

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • May 16

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon
    When you fire up your blog after 18 months, you realize that some things have changed.  And also how much hasn’t.
  • May 16

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu
    So a lawyer fires up his blog after 18 months. Some things have changed, much hasn’t.
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
Rank this Week: 757

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 760

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 759

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 761

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 762

farmgate

farmgate

Covers agricultural policy issues. By the University of Illinois Extension.

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?
    As a farm operator or manager of an agricultural enterprise, how do you measure success?  Is it how well you can feed your family from year to year, or is it the yield you produce compared to similar farms?  What is the yardstick by…
  • Apr 17

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future
    Ethanol has seemed to have a run of bad luck lately.  First, it hit the blend wall, the maximum of 10% of the total motor fuel supply.  Then the recession curtailed some of the miles we drove and less gasoline was purchased. …
  • Mar 31

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise
    The best rhetorical question asked on this day of significant USDA reports was, “Was there anything that surprised you?”  In looking at the response of the market, there were obviously no surprises that were considered…
Rank this Week: 763

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • May 10

    We won a prize!

    We won a prize!
    “Putting Together a Book Exhibit,” a video teaser for our 2017 exhibition in New York City, has won the Best Video prize in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) “Day in the Life” contest. The annual…
  • Mar 19

    Exhibit talk: "A Martyr to the Cause: The Mooney Trial, the Communist Party, and the Pleasures of Propagandt"

    Exhibit talk: "A Martyr to the Cause: The Mooney Trial, the Communist Party, and the Pleasures of Propagandt"
    In conjunction with its ongoing exhibition, “Free Tom Mooney! The Yale Law Library’s Tom Mooney Collection,” the Law Library is sponsoring a talk by exhibition co-curator Lorne Bair, owner of Lorne Bair Rare Books. Bair will…
  • Mar 15

    The "Blackstone World Tour" comes to an end

    The "Blackstone World Tour" comes to an end
    After an eight-month voyage to England and Australia, the Law Library’s exhibition, “250 Years of Blackstone’s Commentaries,” is on its way home. Its last stop was at the Sir John Salmond Law Library, University of…
Rank this Week: 764

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 765