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Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

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

    New Report Ranks Power Utilities by Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

    New Report Ranks Power Utilities by Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance
    In a first-of-its-kind report announced this morning, Ceres and Clean Edge ranked the nation's largest electric utilities and local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy efficiency savings. The report focused on three clean…
  • Jul 21

    Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum

    Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum
    Earlier this year, a group of Stoel Rives attorneys traveled to Mexico to assess existing opportunities and pending developments in the Mexican power markets.  Some of the reforms and key trends identified during that trip are now taking…
  • Jul 10

    Jon Wellinghoff Talks Grid Security, FERC, Smart Grid and Renewable

    Jon Wellinghoff Talks Grid Security, FERC, Smart Grid and Renewable
    We wanted to invite our readers to listen in on a one-on-one conversation between our colleague Jon Wellinghoff and Marty Rosenberg, EnergyBiz editor-in-chief, July 15, noon-1 p.m. Eastern. You can register here.  Jon, the immediate past…
Rank this Week: 850

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

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

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Now Protected Categories under EO 11246

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Now Protected Categories under EO 11246
    On July 21, President Obama signed an Executive Order adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories included in Executive Order 11246, originally issued by President Johnson in 1965.  E.O. 11246 now…
  • Jul 22

    EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Despite Pending High Court Case

    EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Despite Pending High Court Case
    In Enforcement Guidance issued last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took the position that employers should accommodate the physical restrictions of women with normal, uncomplicated pregnancies as if those women had…
  • Jul 17

    Washington, D.C. Council Votes to Ban the Box

    Washington, D.C. Council Votes to Ban the Box
    On July 14, 2014, the Council of the District of Columbia (“D.C. Council”) unanimously voted to “ban the box,” approving a bill that will restrict when an employer may ask a job applicant about his criminal…
Rank this Week: 798

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 769

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyer.pro/category/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Uber Claims That the App is Reducing DUI Arrest

    Uber Claims That the App is Reducing DUI Arrest
    Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have been making the headlines recently, seemingly fighting with everyone — from companies, to the insurance industry, and at this rate probably your grandma who’s impatiently standing on the…
  • Jul 10

    How to Help a Child Cope after a Wrongful Death

    How to Help a Child Cope after a Wrongful Death
    Coping with a wrongful death is difficult for anyone. For one thing, a wrongful death is not expected—you cannot prepare for it. Wrongful deaths hit people differently but it is imperative that, when children are involved, the situation…
  • Jun 2

    Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Home

    Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Home
    Often times, a person places their elderly parent, grandparent, or family member in a nursing home so they are able to receive the professional attention and care they need. It’s a hard decision for any person to make, but it means that…
Rank this Week: 865

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

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

    Revised CMS Policy on Medicare Part D Drugs for Hospice Enrollee

    Revised CMS Policy on Medicare Part D Drugs for Hospice Enrollee
    CMS has revised its earlier policy on Medicare Part D payments for drugs used by beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare hospice. In a July 18, 2014 memo, CMS is modifying its March 10, 2014 guidance to Part D sponsors that imposed a prior…
  • Jul 24

    Sunshine Act Open Payments System Review/Dispute Process Underway

    Sunshine Act Open Payments System Review/Dispute Process Underway
    CMS has made a series of announcements related to the Sunshine Act Open Payments system, including information about the Open Payments review, dispute and correction process that runs from July 14 through August 27, 2014. This period…
  • Jul 23

    OIG Seeks Input on Potential Revisions to its Permissive Exclusion Criteria

    OIG Seeks Input on Potential Revisions to its Permissive Exclusion Criteria
    The OIG published a notice July 11, 2014 announcing that it is considering revising its nonbinding criteria, established in 1997, outlining the circumstances under which the OIG may exercise its permissive authority under Section 1128(b)(7)…
Rank this Week: 807

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Jul 24

    Listening For The Emotion

    Listening For The Emotion
    Have you ever attempted to calm down an emotional person? Our natural inclination is to deny the emotional content of what the speaker is saying by using logic and/or facts.
  • Jul 23

    The Final Frontier to Settlement

    The Final Frontier to Settlement
    Mediators play an essential role in assisting parties to make progress towards settlement (although I by no way mean that they are acting a role). The overall responsibility for the mediation rests with the mediator who should be skilled…
  • Jul 22

    Conflict Resolution Versus Litigation

    Conflict Resolution Versus Litigation
    Mediators often describe the process they lead as antithetical to the traditional justice system. I do it myself, sometimes explaining to the participants in a mediation that we do things in mediation the opposite way from court.
Rank this Week: 839

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 775

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 830

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 24

    Court Remands Dispute Over Expungement of CRD Data

    Court Remands Dispute Over Expungement of CRD Data
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California remanded to a California state court a stockbroker’s lawsuit against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for expungement of certain allegedly harmful disclosures…
  • Jul 23

    SEC RARELY SEEKS TO POSSESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES

    SEC RARELY SEEKS TO POSSESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    SEC staff has been instructed to seek subpoenas for devices such as computer hard drives and cell phones only rarely. In many cases, there could be unintended consequences, such as exposing authorities to other sensitive materials on a device…
  • Jul 22

    NEW YORK AG PUSHES FOR COLLABORATION TO COMBAT NEW FORMS OF INSIDER TRADING

    NEW YORK AG PUSHES FOR COLLABORATION TO COMBAT NEW FORMS OF INSIDER TRADING
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing for better cooperation with the financial industry and federal lawmakers to combat emerging insider-trading threats.  While he commended competition among financial services firms,…
Rank this Week: 838

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Jul 24

    Pennsylvania Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer- Scranton Moosic Pa.

    Pennsylvania Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer- Scranton Moosic Pa.
    Question- I was hurt at work a few months ago. I was out for a while but I just went back to light duty work. My current earnings are less than they were when I was injured. Am I entitled to anything for that? Answer: If you return to…
  • Jul 24

    DEP Underfunded and Short Staffed in Overseeing Marsellus Shale Natural Gas Boom

    DEP Underfunded and Short Staffed in Overseeing Marsellus Shale Natural Gas Boom
    In a lengthy report reviewing the Department of Environment and its performance regulating the Marcellus Shale Natural gas boom from 2008 through 2012, the Pennsylvania Auditor General found what most people already knew—Pennsylvania…
  • Jul 23

    Truck Accidents And How They Affect You If Involved

    Truck Accidents And How They Affect You If Involved
    Big rigs have the lion’s share of freight transport in the United States. Millions of trucks hit the road every year, delivering food, raw materials for manufacturers and household goods. Even though it is possible for automobiles and…
Rank this Week: 873

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

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

    Court of Appeals revives Fair Housing Act claim

    Court of Appeals revives Fair Housing Act claim
    This housing discrimination case alleges that a senior citizens' mobile home community discriminated against an elderly couple by denying them a chance to live there because of their disabled son. The district court dismissed the claims…
  • Jul 22

    Plaintiff alleges Title VII national origin discrimination claim

    Plaintiff alleges Title VII national origin discrimination claim
    The Court of Appeals does not often reinstate discrimination complaints following dismissal in the district court, but it does so in this race and national origin discrimination case brought against a Japanese company that operated a…
  • Jul 21

    Serving two masters under Title VII

    Serving two masters under Title VII
    The old saying is that you can't serve two masters. But you can. Under Title VII, you can sue your immediate employer as well as another entity that also controls your employment. They are both on the hook for an unlawful employment practice…
Rank this Week: 867

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 24

    Industry trade groups seek more time to comment on CFPB proposal to disclose consumer complaint narrative

    Industry trade groups seek more time to comment on CFPB proposal to disclose consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. MishkinFive prominent industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB asking for at least 90 days to comment on the CFPB’s proposal to expand the complaint data that it publicly discloses in its Consumer Complaint…
  • Jul 23

    More on the debate over the impact of student loan debt on home ownership

    More on the debate over the impact of student loan debt on home ownership
    John L. Culhane, Jr.We recently wrote about a new Brookings Institution report which suggested that charges coming from various quarters, including the CFPB, that student loan debt is causing young adults to postpone home ownership are…
  • Jul 23

    CFPB continues to solicit comments on proposed debt collection survey

    CFPB continues to solicit comments on proposed debt collection survey
    John L. Culhane, Jr.The CFPB published a notice in the Federal Register today announcing that it will continue to take comments until August 22, 2014 on its plans to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget “to conduct a…
Rank this Week: 834

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 751

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Jul 24

    Post Concussion Sleep Issues-Department of Defense Issues New Recommendation

    Post Concussion Sleep Issues-Department of Defense Issues New Recommendation
    New recommendations from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) advise that all patients with concussion symptoms should be screened for the presence of a sleep disorder and patients. Additionally, patients should be asked if they are…
  • Jul 22

    Lead Off Speaker at American Association for Justice-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

    Lead Off Speaker at American Association for Justice-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
    On Sunday, July 27th, I will be the lead off speakier at the annual conference of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group’s annual program to be held this year in Baltimore, Maryland. My topic this year…
  • Jul 18

    Save VA Benefits for Brain Injured Veteran

    Save VA Benefits for Brain Injured Veteran
    The Brain Injury Association of America has just issued the following Action Alert: Protect Access to Care for Veterans Call Congress Today! As a member of the large and growing community that understands the importance of thoughtful,…
Rank this Week: 762

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

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

    #TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback

    #TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback
    Back when I was a young aspiring blogger -- as opposed to the blog king I am now -- I asked my audience (here) for some feedback to improve this jawn. Well, you gave it, I improved it, and I've been turning down multi-million dollar offers…
  • Jul 23

    Real and Spectacular! A true Seinfeld-ian claim of sexual harassment

    Real and Spectacular! A true Seinfeld-ian claim of sexual harassment
    Before law school was even on the radar for me, I knew that coitus on office furniture was a workplace no-no. And ignorance is not a defense. But, maybe Seinfeld isn't a thing in Indiana. You see, Connie Orton-Bell worked at a maximum…
  • Jul 22

    Requesting an accommodation means more than saying, "I'm disabled."

    Requesting an accommodation means more than saying, "I'm disabled."
    My cold, black employment-law heart is numb to just about anything. I remember this one time, early in my career, when I had to depose a teenage female plaintiff and ask her, with her mother present in the room, whether it offended her that…
Rank this Week: 743

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 24

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction
    In his blog, Stinson Leonard Street’s Steve Quinlivan provides examples from 4 recent deals that used social media…
  • Jul 23

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware
    Here’s news excerpted from this Ropes & Gray newsletter: State and federal courts in California have gone different directions on whether to follow Delaware’s lead in enforcing forum selection provisions in bylaws. In 2011,…
  • Jul 18

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right
    As noted in this Skadden memo: “On July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that President Obama and CFIUS unconstitutionally deprived Ralls Corporation of its property rights by forcing it to divest…
Rank this Week: 771

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 718

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    In This Case, Placement Agent Status Was Better Than Underwriter Statu

    In This Case, Placement Agent Status Was Better Than Underwriter Statu
    As a general matter, California Corporations Code Section 25401 declares it unlawful to make an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of…
  • Jul 23

    Facebook/Oculus VR Acquisition Raises Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Question

    Facebook/Oculus VR Acquisition Raises Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Question
    Yesterday, The Guardian reported that Facebook had acquired Oculus VR using a combination of cash and stock.  Facebook avoided SEC registration by availing itself of a fairness hearing before the Department of Business Oversight.…
  • Jul 22

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim
    Chapter 5 of the California Corporations Code imposes specific limitations on “distributions to shareholders”, a term defined in Corporations Code section 166.  Directors who approve the making of any distribution to…
Rank this Week: 789

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 876

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 23

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?
    Blogger claims fair use supports his challenge to DMCA takedown of YouTube video. But “news reporting” aspect of fair use can be tricky. An embattled California pastor sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube over a video clip that…
  • Jul 22

    When is it okay to use social media to make fun of people?

    When is it okay to use social media to make fun of people?
    There is news from California that discusses a Facebook page called 530 Fatties that was created to collect photos of and poke fun at obese people. It’s a rude project, and sets the context for discussing some intriguing legal and…
  • Jul 15

    DMCA’s protection of copyright management information applied to non-electronic work

    DMCA’s protection of copyright management information applied to non-electronic work
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers (17 U.S.C. 512) and makes it unlawful to circumvent technological measures that effectively control access to…
Rank this Week: 783

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

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

    eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays - Circa 1978, We Lived in a World of Paper

    eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays - Circa 1978, We Lived in a World of Paper
    Back before desktops, laptops and tablets, the business world meant paper. Lots of paper. And that meant that litigation preparation activities revolved around paper. Here's how the phases of discovery were handled, prior to the early…
  • Jul 22

    Transparency Reports for Other Companies - Social Tech eDiscovery

    Transparency Reports for Other Companies - Social Tech eDiscovery
    Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a fresh look at Twitter’s Law Enforcement Policies and their latest Transparency Report to show government requests for data, looked at (for the first time) LinkedIn’s Privacy and…
  • Jul 21

    Facebook’s Policies and Government Request Reports - Social Tech eDiscovery

    Facebook’s Policies and Government Request Reports - Social Tech eDiscovery
    Two weeks ago, we took a fresh look at Twitter’s Law Enforcement Policies and their latest Transparency Report to show government requests for data, then last week (for the first time), we looked at LinkedIn’s Privacy and Law…
Rank this Week: 768

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 23

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again, But Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Strikes Out

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again, But Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Strikes Out
    Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton comments on a recent statement by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner that purportedly applies the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. to that state’s law.…
  • Jul 22

    What Counts as an Abortion, and Does It Matter?

    What Counts as an Abortion, and Does It Matter?
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., and the nature of the respondents’ claim that IUDs and morning-after pills are abortifacients.…
  • Jul 21

    Hard Labor: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance From the EEOC

    Hard Labor: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance From the EEOC
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy discrimination. Grossman provides an overview of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of…
Rank this Week: 791

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
  • Jul 23

    Losing a Loved One: The Grieving Process after Death

    Losing a Loved One: The Grieving Process after Death
    The death of a loved one is a painful experience, and one that each person processes differently. Loss can trigger any number of emotions such as anger, sadness, relief, anxiety, and depression. These are all normal reactions and one may…
  • Jul 23

    Motorcycle Road Trip Checklist: Tips for Preparing for the Trip

    Motorcycle Road Trip Checklist: Tips for Preparing for the Trip
    Taking a road trip on a motorcycle requires careful planning. Because of limited space, you will need to be smart about packing. But it's also important to think about safety issues before they arise. The following motorcycle road trip…
  • Jul 22

    How to Prove Truck Driver Liability

    How to Prove Truck Driver Liability
    When a truck driver's negligent actions cause an accident, an injured victim may recover compensation for damages. The success of a claim or lawsuit depends on proof of the truck driver’s liability. It's important to understand some of…
Rank this Week: 799

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

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

    Federal Vacant and Brownfield Properties Present Opportunities and Challenge

    Federal Vacant and Brownfield Properties Present Opportunities and Challenge
    The federal government is the nation's largest property owner.  It holds over 900,000 buildings and structures totaling three billion square feet.   In 2010, the federal government spent more than 1.5 billion dollars to maintain…
  • Jun 26

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the next major climate change decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA (UARG).  In reading commentary across the web it appears most think the Court's decision isn't really a big deal.…
  • Jun 24

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law
    I have written before regarding the flaws in Ohio's automatic ten year tax abatement for brownfield cleanups.  In my prior post, I discussed both timing issues and exclusion of new buildings/improvements from coverage under the tax…
Rank this Week: 809

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

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

    Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution; Lethal Injection Debate Continue

    Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution; Lethal Injection Debate Continue
    The practice of capital punishment has long been debated in this country. Opponents argue that the death penalty goes against the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment. Given recent debacles as a…
  • Jul 21

    Reckless Driving Possibly to Blame in Utah I-215 Accident

    Reckless Driving Possibly to Blame in Utah I-215 Accident
    In what appears to be a case of reckless driving, on Friday, July 18, the driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse lost control of his vehicle on I-215 causing an accident that backed up traffic for 45 minutes. Not Drunk, Just Dumb On Friday evening,…
  • Jul 16

    Proposed Federal Prosecutor Integrity Act Seeks Balance and Truth

    Proposed Federal Prosecutor Integrity Act Seeks Balance and Truth
    Even though we live in a country where a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty, the United States justice system has long been viewed as heavily one-sided in favor of the prosecution. With more personnel, financial and other…
Rank this Week: 804

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Comment on proposed 9th Circuit rule changes!

    Comment on proposed 9th Circuit rule changes!
    The 9th Circuit has posted a request for public comment about possible rule changes here, including codification of the streamlined extension procedure. Weigh in by emailing comments before September 3.
  • Jul 23

    Pro tem update: Another couple months for Judge Burke in 2/6

    Pro tem update: Another couple months for Judge Burke in 2/6
    2d DCA Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until July 31, 2014 Judge John Shepard Wiley, Jr. of the Los Angeles…
  • Jul 23

    "No Substitutions"

    "No Substitutions"
    Settle v. State of California, published by 2/6's Justice Yegan today, begins and ends like this: A patron orders a hamburger from the menu at a diner and asks the server if he can substitute edamame for french fries. "No substitutions," says…
Rank this Week: 872

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

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

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 767

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Law on Powers of Attorney

    Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Law on Powers of Attorney
    By Keri P. Ebeck, Attorney On July 2, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law as part of Act 95 of 2014, House Bill 1429, which provides for the amendments of Title 20 Chapter 56 (20 Pa. C.S. §§5601-5612). Title 20, Chapter 56…
  • Apr 8

    Trusts Made Simple

    Trusts Made Simple
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney As general counsel for many credit unions, among the most common inquiry I address relates to the law of trusts.  Trusts law is a complex area of the law and for those credit unions navigating these waters,…
  • Apr 3

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu
    By Matthew Urban, Attorney First there was LBJ’s war on poverty in the 1960′s and then President Reagan’s war on drugs in the 1980′s.  The common thread among all of these “wars” is that for better or…
Rank this Week: 874

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

Covers clean air/emissions, FERC, natural gas and more. By Bracewell & Giuliani.

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

    DOT Proposes Crude-by-Rail Safety Change

    DOT Proposes Crude-by-Rail Safety Change
    by Lowell Rothschild Earlier today, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released two proposals designed to enhance the safety of the transportation of crude by rail. The…
  • Jul 18

    EPA Adopts Quality Assurance Program to Reduce RIN Fraud

    EPA Adopts Quality Assurance Program to Reduce RIN Fraud
    by Sandra Snyder To address past issues associated with invalid Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) generated for compliance with the renewable fuels standard (RFS), EPA has established a voluntary quality-assurance program (QAP). …
  • Jul 15

    “Friendly Discussions” Obligation is Enforceable Under English law

    “Friendly Discussions” Obligation is Enforceable Under English law
    by Alastair Young and Nicholas Neuberger The English High Court has overruled an arbitrators’ decision to hold that a clause requiring “friendly discussions” prior to commencing arbitration is an enforceable condition…
Rank this Week: 793

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jul 23

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable
    Obamacare has been slowly chipped away since its conception. In 2011, the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of Medicare expansion. A month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations with religious disagreements could opt out of the…
  • Jul 22

    California’s Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional by a Federal Judge

    California’s Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional by a Federal Judge
    In a decision being described as “stunning” and “path-breaking,” U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney issued an order on July 16, 2014 declaring California’s death penalty system unconstitutional. Not…
  • Jul 18

    5 Reasons to Start a Food Truck Rather than a Restaurant

    5 Reasons to Start a Food Truck Rather than a Restaurant
    Starting a small business means conquering roadblocks: acquiring initial capital investments, finding a good location, purchasing overhead, hiring staff… Even the most ambitious entrepreneur may become frustrated when trying to start a…
Rank this Week: 739

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

Looks at conflict resolution, including mediation and negotiation, through the lens of neuroscience. By Stephanie West Allen and Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
  • Jul 23

    Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype

    Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype
    Listen to Christian Jarrett, neuroscientist turned science writer, describing the many myths about the brain covered in today's media (kuow.org). The interview of Jarrett is less than 10 minutes long and worth a few minutes of your time.…
  • Jun 10

    Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world

    Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world
    Over the years, I have learned that people reading this blog come from a wide range of belief systems, including atheist, agnostic, and those involved to large or small degree in various spiritual and religious practices. Although this blog…
  • Jun 3

    Wish to learn more about learning? Two new books on changing the brain through learning

    Wish to learn more about learning? Two new books on changing the brain through learning
    T-shirt from this year's APS conference Does resolving conflict require learning? Typically, yes, of course. If no one in the dispute learns anything new, the conflict will probably remain unresolved. That's one of the reasons learning is…
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Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jul 23

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper

    The Three Professors- Henderson, Susskind and Harper
    This post may not have the lyrical flair of The Three Tenors, but hopefully you will find something useful (if not quite musical) by following the fusion of the thoughts of the three law professors that I recommend to you...
  • Jul 18

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?

    What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
    Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
  • Jul 15

    Digital Edge podcast: When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm

    Digital Edge podcast: When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm
    On the newest episode of The Digital Edge podcast, When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm, Sharon D. Nelson and Jim Calloway ask legal ethics expert Tom Spahn about the proper way to professionally deal with the...
Rank this Week: 746

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
  • Jul 10

    TechnoLlama has a new look

    TechnoLlama has a new look
    I have been using the same theme for many years now, but it is time to change. The world of blog publishing is changing, and as more and more people are browsing with mobile devices, it has become very important to make content readable…
Rank this Week: 792

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 757

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 23

    Holy Taxation, Batman! Remembering Batman’s Tax Villain

    Holy Taxation, Batman! Remembering Batman’s Tax Villain
    “Holy Taxation, Batman!” Yes, even Batman was aware of his civic duty. Robin uttered those words in Batman (Season 2, episode 4, The Cat and the Fiddle) in response to Batman’s request for money for the parking meter. But…
  • Jul 22

    Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?

    Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?
    In this corner, established in 1891, weighing in with 14 active judges and calling Richmond, VA, home is the Fourth District Court of Appeals. And in this corner, established in 1893, weighing in with 11 active judges and calling our…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare Game Changer: Halbig Win Today Puts Health Care Act At Risk

    Obamacare Game Changer: Halbig Win Today Puts Health Care Act At Risk
      Halbig. Remember that name. It hasn’t gotten a lot of press to date but trust me, it will. A decision today in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Halbig poses one of the greatest challenges to the Obamacare since its inception.  …
Rank this Week: 781

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 732

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: 772

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax. By Pew Law Center, PLLC.

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    What To Do in the Case of an Adversary

    What To Do in the Case of an Adversary
    What if you’ve filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and one of your creditors chooses to sue you in bankruptcy court? This feels like a perfect opportunity to start panicking. Regardless of whether their accusations are valid, there is suddenly a…
  • Jul 21

    Unemployment and Bankruptcy

    Unemployment and Bankruptcy
    If you are unemployed, you may be uncertain whether bankruptcy is a valid option for you. You are most likely qualified. Unemployment can be frustrating and even hopeless at times. Bankruptcy offers a chance to have a fresh start and begin…
  • Jul 16

    Jailed For Not Paying Debt

    Jailed For Not Paying Debt
    You have probably heard of debt collectors threatening consequences like garnished wages and lawsuits, but what about jail time? A debt collector cannot actually throw you in jail for failing to pay a debt, but a judge can. Is this really…
Rank this Week: 778

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
Rank this Week: 836

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jul 23

    Choices When A Spouse Inherits An IRA

    Choices When A Spouse Inherits An IRA
    A spouse who inherits an IRA has two choices. The surviving spouse can move the account into an inherited IRA to keep the tax shelter. Or he or she can roll the account over into his or her own IRA. The decision, says a story posted on…
  • Jul 16

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will
    Lou Reed, singer, songwriter and guitarist and a founder of the Velvet Underground, talked about “walking on the wild side” in one of his most famous songs. The rock and roll hall of fame also walked on the wild side when it came…
  • Jul 9

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected
    The Supreme Court has ruled that inherited IRAs are not protected in bankruptcy. The June opinion, which has far reaching implications according to a story in Forbes, found that Heidi Heffron-Clark, who inherited an IRA from her mother in…
Rank this Week: 803

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

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

    Book recommendation: Politics of the Judiciary by J. A. G. Griffith

    Book recommendation: Politics of the Judiciary by J. A. G. Griffith
    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations…
  • Jul 22

    Pupil pretension

    Pupil pretension
    “You gotta love it,” said TheBusker. “Pupils and their little airs and graces. It’s almost as if the less important the barrister the more pompous they can be.” “That’s certainly the case for…
  • Jul 21

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 795

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 868

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

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

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death
    A construction worker fell several stories to his death while on a ladder at the new Bellevue College Health Sciences Building which is under construction. The construction accident occurred on Monday morning around 10:30 am. Bellevue police…
  • Jul 17

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident
    One woman has been killed and a man and a woman were taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition after a Lake Washington boating accident in which a powerboat struck a sailboat around 10:30pm. In what might be a case of boating…
  • Jul 16

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly
    Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Older adults -- those 65 and older -- account for 19% of all pedestrian accident fatalities and another 52,000 older Americans are treated…
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • Jul 22

    Supreme Court Creates New Food Labeling Battleground, plus GMO Labeling Primer

    Supreme Court Creates New Food Labeling Battleground, plus GMO Labeling Primer
    My colleague Anne Glazer recently co-authored an article with Connie Kirby of Northwest Food Processors Association titled “Summary of Regulatory Intersection between the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration…
  • Jul 15

    FDA Issues Gluten Free Labeling Compliance Guide

    FDA Issues Gluten Free Labeling Compliance Guide
    Nearly a year ago on August 5, 2013, we reported on the blog that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had published a final rule establishing a regulatory definition of the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use in the labeling…
  • Jul 14

    "Tanning Salons" Versus "Edible Art": What is Artisan Bread?

    "Tanning Salons" Versus "Edible Art": What is Artisan Bread?
    This is a follow-up on the entry on VPN Pizza.  It results from this interview by a blogger with Eli Colvin, head baker of the MODEL Bakery in California, and Don Sadowsky, whom the interviewer identifies as a "bread pal."  Don…
Rank this Week: 801

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

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

    My 50 State Marathon Quest Featured In Dallas News Today

    My 50 State Marathon Quest Featured In Dallas News Today
    ______________________________________________________________________ It was an honor to be interviewed by the Dallas Morning News about my crazy dream of trying to run a marathon in every state, especially since I live in Fort Worth. I've…
  • Jul 21

    Dallas DWI Accident Flips Truck And Kills One, Injures Five

    Dallas DWI Accident Flips Truck And Kills One, Injures Five
    UPDATED. Last night one woman, age 30, was tragically killed and five people suffered injuries after a crash caused by a drunk driver. The collision happened just before midnight on LBJ Freeway northbound near Highway 175. Police found a…
  • Jul 18

    Fatal Dallas Motorcycle Crash Caused By Unlicensed Teenager

    Fatal Dallas Motorcycle Crash Caused By Unlicensed Teenager
    Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com Here's an outrageous story that is far too common: a motorcycle rider lost his life in Dallas Wednesday in a hit-and-run accident. An 27-year-old male motorcycle rider, Kris Stroman, was driving eastbound on…
Rank this Week: 860