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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/
  • Jul 26

    Guest blog: The life of a small-town attorney

    Guest blog: The life of a small-town attorney
    I have lived in Houston almost my entire life and have always considered myself an urbanite. My wife and I love the trappings of the city—musicals, museums, and dim sum, to name a few. But in June I moved to San Angelo, with a…
  • Jul 24

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond
    A free clinic in Richmond will offer legal advice to veterans on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will be available to advise any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran in several areas of law, including family…
  • Jul 24

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

    Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond
    A free clinic in Richmond will offer legal advice to veterans on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will be available to advise any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran in several areas of law, including family…
Rank this Week: 766

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Changing Knowledge Management (KM) Prioritie

    Changing Knowledge Management (KM) Prioritie
    How and why are KM priorities changing? That was the topic of an ILTA virtual roundtable I moderated on July 6, 2017. I report here on the survey administered in advance and the flavor of the discussion. As moderator, I was not able to take…
  • Jul 10

    The Last Mile of Contracts: Why Human Teams Are Still Essential

    The Last Mile of Contracts: Why Human Teams Are Still Essential
    You might think that everything about contracts has been automated. But in fact, that’s not true. Here’s a quick rundown on technology for contracts and why we still need humans to help create, analyze, and manage contracts.…
  • Jun 21

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say

    Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Say
    Law firm management needs to think more about their clients. Right now, they expend more energy on boosting profitability with inward measures than they do on client service. That cannot be sustainable. Protecting long-term profitability…
Rank this Week: 767

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com
  • Feb 22

    The Crowland Chicks and Our Conventional Wisdom About Animal

    The Crowland Chicks and Our Conventional Wisdom About Animal
    The BBC reported that someone dumped about 1800 chicks in a field in Crowland, near Peterborough, in the United Kingdom. The chicks were killed because they were found close to an avian flu exclusion zone. The RSPCA, which is investigating,…
  • Feb 7

    The Calf at Foot Dairy and Happy Exploitation: “They produce better quality stuff for us to eat.”

    The Calf at Foot Dairy and Happy Exploitation: “They produce better quality stuff for us to eat.”
    Animals are chattel property. It costs money to protect their interests. Animal exploiters, as rational actors, will generally protect animal interests to the extent that it is economically efficient to do so. That will, for the most part,…
  • Jan 3

    Thought of the Year: Go Vegan Now. Stay Vegan Forever.

    Thought of the Year: Go Vegan Now. Stay Vegan Forever.
    This was originally published on January 2, 2017 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient…
Rank this Week: 768

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
  • Feb 24

    How IRS Form 982 Can Aid Credit Unions and their Members with Debt Settlement

    How IRS Form 982 Can Aid Credit Unions and their Members with Debt Settlement
    By: Nicholas K. Rohner, Esq. For any credit union seeking to negotiate with one of its members over a lump-sum settlement of the member’s delinquent, unsecured debt,[1] one potential roadblock is IRS Form 1099-C. This form reports the…
  • Nov 20

    Bankruptcy Forms to Change December 1st

    Bankruptcy Forms to Change December 1st
    By Keri P. Ebeck, Partner As of December 1, 2015, the United States Bankruptcy Courts will mandate usage and filing of the forms approved at the Judicial Conference in September 2015. Although many of the official bankruptcy forms will…
  • Oct 16

    Fraud Alert-Forged Paystub

    Fraud Alert-Forged Paystub
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney While forging paystubs to obtain credit is not a new concept, I have a number of credit unions that have advised me of an alarming increase in the use of these phony documents to support employment and…
Rank this Week: 769

Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
Rank this Week: 770

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.
    The California Supreme Court has just issued a Christmas present to the plaintiffs' bar. The Court was generous with a coal delivery to employers as well.  OK, holiday segue over.  Whatever you thought you knew about rest…
  • Dec 22

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017
    As we say goodbye (go away, and never come back) to 2016, let's make sure you're ready for the New Year.Big changes are in store.  And by big changes, I must mean the IRS Standard Mileage Rate.  That's the rate at which employers…
  • Oct 20

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance
    Labor Code section 226 explains in detail what information must be included in an itemized wage statement, which must accompany paychecks in California.  Here are the section's requirements:(1) gross wages earned,  (2) total hours…
Rank this Week: 771

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

http://thelawwestofealingbroadway.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    All Change

    All Change
    I have migrated the blog tohttp://magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk/and copied all of the posts across.I shall leave this one up for the foreseeable future, but I shall post to the new url, which has working comments. I shall bring the old…
  • Mar 20

    Housekeeping Updated

    Housekeeping Updated
    I have no idea what has happened to the comments - JS-Kit was dumped on me when they bought out Haloscan. I have tried to get in to put it back to normal, but I haven't got time. I'll have a go when things calm down a bit.Wednesday Update:…
  • Mar 20

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 772

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

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

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 773

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Covers Washington car accident and other personal injury news. By Premier Law Group PLLC.

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    4 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    4 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
    A common question I get asked by people who call in after an injury is, “How do I know if I should hire an attorney?” Typically, just the fact that the person has taken the time to call an attorney is the first sign that they have…
  • Jun 26

    Apple iPhone ‘Do Not Disturb’ update to fight against distracted driving

    Apple iPhone ‘Do Not Disturb’ update to fight against distracted driving
    As we all know, distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 8 people are fatally injured each day in crashes involving distracted driving.  In 2015…
  • Jun 16

    Think twice! The next time you look at your phone while driving

    Think twice! The next time you look at your phone while driving
    Each year the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. stemming from distracted driving has been increasing. In 2015 alone there were 3,477 traffic deaths in the U.S. This is a 9 percent jump in fatalities from the year before. As these…
Rank this Week: 775

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 774

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jun 27

    Library Closed July 3-4

    Library Closed July 3-4
    The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, resuming our regular service on Wednesday, July 5 at 8am.  For FAQ and research guides in our absence, please visit Ask a Librarian.
  • Jun 22

    Evidence in Ink

    Evidence in Ink
    One of the pleasures of cataloging, especially of older books and manuscripts, is coming across unexpected traces of earlier times and lives. Scraps of an early manuscript liturgy or an almanac used in a binding; a series of former…
  • Jun 8

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project
    Harvard Law School launched the Caselaw Access Project in 2015 to digitize the Harvard Law School Library’s complete collection of U.S. case law and to make the materials in that collection available online for…
Rank this Week: 776

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 27

    Worse To Worst: 3 Bases To Cover When Your Injury Becomes A Disability

    Worse To Worst: 3 Bases To Cover When Your Injury Becomes A Disability
    Suffering a serious injury has the potential to turn your life completely on its head. However, things become potentially even more life-changing when that injury is serious enough to be legally classified as a disability. In this case, you…
  • Jul 27

    Legal Marketing: Top Ethical Techniques to Help Law Firms Reach the Masse

    Legal Marketing: Top Ethical Techniques to Help Law Firms Reach the Masse
    There is no doubt that marketing can help grow your legal practice, but it is critical that your marketing program follow ethical guidelines. While other industries can advertise in almost any way they choose, law firms in particular may be…
  • Jul 26

    4 Employee Rights You Should Know Following a Crash with the Company Car

    4 Employee Rights You Should Know Following a Crash with the Company Car
    If you are injured in an accident while driving or riding in a company car, you may wonder who is liable for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses as a result of the accident. Often, employees believe that since they are in the…
Rank this Week: 777

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 26

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit
    Luxury retailer Burberry has agreed to a $2.54 million settlement with employees. The workers include retail store and warehouse employees in New York. Their class action lawsuit claimed that they were forced to put in extra hours without…
  • Jul 21

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation
     When an employer is sued by an employee, it’s natural to want to end the proceedings quickly. However, it is not legal for an employer to take any retaliatory action against a worker, especially one that is suing them. As a recent…
  • Jul 14

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit
    Years of highly contested, and well-publicized, litigation have made employers aware of the dangers of discriminating against workers based on gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. It’s not unusual for company executives to…
Rank this Week: 778

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 28

    Texas Special Session in Full Swing

    Texas Special Session in Full Swing
    The Texas Legislature convened a special legislative session July 18, 2017. Property tax was a topic Gov. Greg Abbott immediately Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 28

    News You Can Use Digest – July 28, 2017

    News You Can Use Digest – July 28, 2017
          National: Lobbyist Gift-Giving at Issue in More States Governing – Scott Rodd (Stateline) | Published: 7/21/2017 The laws that govern Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 27

    Thursday’s State Government and Ethics New

    Thursday’s State Government and Ethics New
    Lobbying Maryland: “Petroleum Industry Leads Maryland Lobbying Spenders – But Lost” by Michael Dresser for Baltimore Sun Campaign Finance Canada: Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 779

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
  • Sep 29

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
Rank this Week: 780

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    21 Free Audit Checklists for Automotive Customer Specific Requirements (OEM)

    21 Free Audit Checklists for Automotive Customer Specific Requirements (OEM)
    One of the major challenges the automotive parts companies face today is compliance to the many different Customer Specific Requirements (OEM requirements). Meeting customer specifications–an integral component of suppliers’…
  • Jul 19

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017
    Follow us on LinkedIn to receive weekly global EHS & Quality updates.   United States 1. Privacy Act exemptions requested by government agency The Department of Homeland Security would like to exempt more of their system of records…
  • Jul 19

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency
    Tyler Tilker Environmental Advisor and Inspector F&P Manufacturing, Canada Tyler is responsible for environmental compliance at a plant of 750 employees. He must maintain an ISO 14001 system, respect environmental regulations, conduct…
Rank this Week: 781

novalawcity

novalawcity

Adventures in law and technology at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

http://nsulaw.typepad.com/novalawcity/
  • Aug 17

    Novalawcity is moving!

    Novalawcity is moving!
    Novalawcity is moving over to Wordpress as of 8/17/2011.   Please join us over at: http://nsulltc.wordpress.com/ to continue our discussion.
  • Aug 10

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments on the new beta version of its website for the U.S. Code. The Office is looking for feedback from law librarians and members of the public about the site’s features, content, and…
  • Jun 24

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 782

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 783

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 784

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    DRYWALL POWDER LEFT FLORIDA MAN IN JAIL 90 DAYS

    DRYWALL POWDER LEFT FLORIDA MAN IN JAIL 90 DAYS
      DRYWALL POWDER WRONGFULLY DETERMINED TO BE COCAINE BY FLAWED FIELD TEST A Jacksonville.com story gives details into a tragic case in which an innocent man remained jailed for 90 days on suspicion of possession of cocaine.  The…
  • Jun 27

    POLICE SEARCH FOR TWO CAR BURGLARS ON DUVAL’S NORTHSIDE

    POLICE SEARCH FOR TWO CAR BURGLARS ON DUVAL’S NORTHSIDE
    BURGLARS UNIDENTIFIED AT PRESENT BUT A CLEAR VIDEO RECORDING EXISTS A recent News4Jax story is attempting to help catch to car burglars who were captured on home security surveillance system.  The report states that the car burglaries…
  • May 19

    FORMER CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY WEINER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX CHARGE

    FORMER CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY WEINER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX CHARGE
    FACES PRISON AND A LIFETIME OF SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION According to a recent article in the New York Times, former Democratic Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner has entered a guilty plea to a federal charge of…
Rank this Week: 785

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    Law Day 2017

    Law Day 2017
    The library will celebrate Law Day on Monday, May 1, 2017. Please stop by the 4th Floor circulation desk for some cake and coffee at 2:30 p.m. while you peruse the Law Day book display! As part of Law Day, … Continue reading →
  • Apr 13

    Happy Birthday to Thomas Jefferson!

    Happy Birthday to Thomas Jefferson!
    Please stop by the 4th floor library tomorrow, April 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday with cake and coffee. Don’t forget to give a birthday present to yourself! Complete the annual library…
  • Apr 12

    What is your librarian an expert in?

    What is your librarian an expert in?
    Happy National Library Week! Stop by the 4th Floor Circulation desk this week and tell us what your librarian is an expert in. You will be entered into a drawing for a movie night package prize! Please do not forget to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 786

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Trucking Industry Will Push for Greater Weight Limits on Tractor-Trailer

    Trucking Industry Will Push for Greater Weight Limits on Tractor-Trailer
    This year, the trucking industry will push for legislation that will increase weight limits on tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers across the country. Unfortunately, heavier trucks on our highways will only increase the risk of accidents, and…
  • Jul 14

    Seniors with Dementia May Be at Risk of Poisoning from Laundry Detergent Pod

    Seniors with Dementia May Be at Risk of Poisoning from Laundry Detergent Pod
    It’s not just young children who may be at risk of poisoning after ingesting brightly-colored and attractively packaged laundry pods. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is increasingly coming across cases involving seniors…
  • Jul 12

    Safety Group Questions Georgia Trucking Highway Project

    Safety Group Questions Georgia Trucking Highway Project
    A safety group is questioning whether a proposed transportation safety project that would add several new miles of truck-only lanes on I-75 in Georgia has been well thought-out and could pose safety risks. The two billion-dollar…
Rank this Week: 787

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
  • Jan 27

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)
    Exemption law has been at the forefront of this week's Facebook posts. New York's Exempt Income Protection Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, established procedures for releasing funds that are deemed exempt from the reach of…
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
Rank this Week: 788

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Fox Running the Hen House -- Trump Nominates Corporate Lawyer as EEOC Chair

    Fox Running the Hen House -- Trump Nominates Corporate Lawyer as EEOC Chair
    Janet Dhillon, general counsel and corporate secretary for Burlington Stores, Inc., has been nominated by President Trump to fill a vacant seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and to become its Chair. If confirmed, Ms. Dhillon…
  • Jun 27

    Ignoring A Non-Compete Or Retention Agreement Can Cost You Serious Money

    Ignoring A Non-Compete Or Retention Agreement Can Cost You Serious Money
    Story in the HoustonPress reports a former employee of the popular Buc-ee's convenience store chain is being sued for more than $60,000.00 for allegedly violating what is called a retention agreement.   …
  • Jun 26

    Noncompete Agreements Threaten Careers and, Ultimately, American Capitalism

    Noncompete Agreements Threaten Careers and, Ultimately, American Capitalism
    A recent New York Times story points out the damaging consequences that result when workers in broad swaths of the economy are required to sign noncompete agreements as a condition of employment.  Recent studies have found that…
Rank this Week: 789

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 26

    Cutting pro se discrimination plaintiffs a break

    Cutting pro se discrimination plaintiffs a break
    In this case, the Court of Appeals cuts the pro se discrimination litigants a break, holding they may proceed with their cases even if they do not comply with the technical requirements in filing the lawsuit.The case is McLeod v. Jewish Guild…
  • Jul 25

    2d Circuit upholds million dollar labor arbitration award

    2d Circuit upholds million dollar labor arbitration award
    The Court of Appeals clarifies what it takes for an aggrieved party to challenge an labor arbitration award, ruling that the arbitration in this case was fair and the employee is entitled to keep his million dollar wrongful discharge…
  • Jul 24

    New trial in deadly excessive force case

    New trial in deadly excessive force case
    This excessive force case tells us once again that the best way to appeal from an adverse jury verdict is to find a way to challenge the jury instructions. If something is wrong with the jury charge, then the trial may be fatally infected.The…
Rank this Week: 790

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something
    In this morning's mail box ...Michael, BCG Attorney Search noticed that the following job might suit your qualifications and experience. We are pleased to provide you with the latest jobs from your preferred geographic location and practice…
  • Mar 7

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing
    More than one year has passed since my last post, and the two or three years before were little more productive. Still for some reason, hopefully more noble than ego, I have chosen not to kill off this spot on the internet.Like the biblical…
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
Rank this Week: 791

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 792

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 793

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Return to the Levy

    Return to the Levy
    Back in December last year, we reported –on this blog– on the legal vacuum left in the wake of the Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment declaring the system for financing private copying null and void. As you will recall, from…
  • Jul 19

    USA: Microsoft Corp. v. Buy More, Inc, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 15-56544, 27 June 2017

    USA: Microsoft Corp. v. Buy More, Inc, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 15-56544, 27 June 2017
    Microsoft Corp. established, as a matter of law, that several California retailers infringed the software giant’s copyrights and trademarks by selling 60 units of software, each of which included a counterfeit copy of Microsoft Windows…
  • Jul 17

    “Please Go”: terminating a publishing contract…

    “Please Go”: terminating a publishing contract…
    ‘Please go!’ said pop group Golden Earring to their music publisher Nanada when they put an end to their publishing contract! As it sometimes happens in long-standing relationships, the once harmonious author/publisher cooperation…
Rank this Week: 794

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
Rank this Week: 795

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 797

Orange County Criminal Lawyers…

Orange County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers fraud charges, white collar crime, investment fraud and elderly abuse. By the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery
    Two men were recently arrested and charged with robbery after allegedly setting up a purchase on Craigslist, The Orange County Register reports.
  • Jan 25

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist
    Police recently made some serious allegations in a Santa Ana sex crimes case by arresting a man they're telling the public is responsible for several local sexual assaults.
  • Jan 10

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    City officials recently extended a ban on Anaheim medical marijuana dispensaries as leaders try to figure out how legal challenges to California's law will play out, The Orange County Register reports.
Rank this Week: 796

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    Trump Learns Difference Between Obstruction, Administration of Justice

    Trump Learns Difference Between Obstruction, Administration of Justice
    President Donald Trump does not like to be investigated. But Trump’s behavior, and that of his campaign throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle, as well as the president’s behavior during his first six months in office,…
  • Jul 22

    The Eight Circuit Issues Significant Gun Owner Ruling En Banc

    The Eight Circuit Issues Significant Gun Owner Ruling En Banc
    A “Street Sweeper” is not a recommended weapon of choice for dove hunting. It is a dangerous weapon with overwhelming kill power.   In 1994, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”)…
  • Jul 21

    Trump Executive Action Promoting Religious Liberty

    Trump Executive Action Promoting Religious Liberty
    Trump Executive Action Promoting Religious Liberty Vs. 1954 Johnson Amendment   By: John T. Floyd   The Johnson Amendment of 1954 is a provision to the U.S Tax Code that prohibits certain political activities by religious and other…
Rank this Week: 798

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 799

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 19

    Can A Bum Tortilla Chip Give You A Stroke? Let Someone Else Find Out in Court, Not Me!

    Can A Bum Tortilla Chip Give You A Stroke? Let Someone Else Find Out in Court, Not Me!
    A delicious home made salsa pico de gallo with tomato, red onion, lime, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper. People often ask me, “Mike, what kinds of NY personal injury cases do you take”?  My answer is simple:  Cases I can…
  • Jul 16

    Venus Williams Wins Both “in and on” court. CNY Injury Lawyer Explains.

    Venus Williams Wins Both “in and on” court. CNY Injury Lawyer Explains.
    We all know that Venus Williams is deadly on the tennis court.  But is she deadly off court, too?  Specifically, did she recently kill someone with her car?  Or will she win in court like she does on the court?  Read and…
  • Jul 13

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Reveals His Decade-Long Love Affair!

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Reveals His Decade-Long Love Affair!
    Love affairs are tantalizing, but dangerous.  I know because I have been involved in such a love affair for well over a decade.  The object of my affection is not a person.  It is a thing.  And what a lovely thing it is:…
Rank this Week: 800

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 801

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Student Loan Bundlers May Find Themselves in Same Boat With Mortgage Bundler

    Student Loan Bundlers May Find Themselves in Same Boat With Mortgage Bundler
    The student loan industry in many ways is mirroring that of the mortgage industry, and financial crisis may soon be on the horizon. The only reason it hasn’t completely erupted up until this point is that despite the large number of…
  • Jul 21

    Student Loan Debt Could be Erased by Missing Paperwork

    Student Loan Debt Could be Erased by Missing Paperwork
    Private student loan debts – possibly tens of thousands of them, worth $5 billion – could be wiped away completely unless creditors start producing the proper paperwork. In a series of events that mirror that of the 2008 housing…
  • Jul 19

    Closing the Income Inequality Gap with Antitrust Law Enforcement

    Closing the Income Inequality Gap with Antitrust Law Enforcement
    It’s well-established that free and open markets are the foundation of a vibrant economy. When competition is aggressive among open-market sellers, both businesses and individuals are supposed to benefit from higher quality services and…
Rank this Week: 802

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents that cause brain trauma, contusions and concussions. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.braininjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
Rank this Week: 803

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 804

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

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

    FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claim

    FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claim
    Four paint companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively promoted products as containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or as emission free, including during and immediately after application.…
  • Jul 16

    South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panel

    South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panel
    The City of South Miami, Florida City Commission is scheduled to take a final vote on July 18 on an ordinance that will require rooftop photovoltaic panels on new construction and major renovations. The ordinance is likely to pass given that…
  • Jul 9

    Mold can be Arrested in the Marketplace

    Mold can be Arrested in the Marketplace
    Concern about exposure to indoor mold has been increasing as the public becomes sensitive to issues of building occupant health and wellbeing. Mold problems in buildings have in large measure been exacerbated by changes in building codes and…
Rank this Week: 805

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.
    <> Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case No. Nos. 14-1346. Fireman's Fund, Great American, and MSI underwrote insurance…
  • May 23

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.
    <> Karl Ebert  v.  General Mills, Inc. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. 15-1735. General Mills, Inc., challenges the district court's grant of class…
  • May 20

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
Rank this Week: 806

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Dec 31

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 807

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
Rank this Week: 808

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 809

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 810