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Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Tell the ABA to show me some love

    Tell the ABA to show me some love
    The ABA publishes an annual list of its top 100 legal blogs (or "blawgs"). If you read this blog and find it useful, please let the ABA know via their nomination form. Thank you. That ends our commercial message.
  • Jul 28

    More on Zombie

    More on Zombie
    I got a nice shout out from Law and the Multiverse today. The post is about a law review article on using zombies as teaching tools in law school. Read the post and then read the full article.
  • Jul 27

    Nominative Trademark Fair Use

    Nominative Trademark Fair Use
    Customs seized some televisions at the Port of Miami. The reason was an apparent counterfeiting of the trademarks HDMI and MHL, both of which are interface connections. You have probably seen HDMI cables and connectors. They look like big USB…
Rank this Week: 784

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 29

    Pay to Play Rule In Effect on July 31

    Pay to Play Rule In Effect on July 31
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the compliance date for the ban on third-party solicitation pursuant to the Pay-to-Play rule: July 31, 2015. Rule 206(4)-5 prohibits an investment adviser from providing compensated services to…
  • Jul 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention in between bike rides.(It’s not too late to support my Pan-Mass Challenge ride to support cancer research.) SEC hires new private funds specialist by…
  • Jul 21

    SEC Meet and Greet – Part 2

    SEC Meet and Greet – Part 2
    Last week I was able to share with you the introductory letter from a firm that recently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and quickly received a meet and greet request. That same reader was nice enough to share his…
Rank this Week: 773

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    DACA – Updated Frequently Asked Question

    DACA – Updated Frequently Asked Question
    On June 15, 2015 the USCIS updated their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) frequently asked questions (FAQs). Reviewing these frequently asked questions is a great way to get a better understanding of the DACA process. These FAQs…
  • Jul 28

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Illinois, Indiana & Iowa

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Illinois, Indiana & Iowa
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Jul 27

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for several “Software Engineer” positions. Upon evaluating an Employer’s…
Rank this Week: 790

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 818

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 763

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: 798

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Does the FDCPA Cover Money Owed to the Government?

    Does the FDCPA Cover Money Owed to the Government?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve been getting endless debt collection calls from a debt collection agency trying to collect a government resulting from a speeding ticket, a housing code violation, a criminal fine or even an…
  • Jul 27

    Why Debt Collectors Accept Nominal Monthly Settlement

    Why Debt Collectors Accept Nominal Monthly Settlement
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve been sued in a debt collection case; you’ve explained to the debt collection attorney that money is tight and you can’t afford to pay the debt.  Nevertheless, the debt collection…
  • Jul 22

    There is a Default Judgment on My Credit Report

    There is a Default Judgment on My Credit Report
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You have recently discovered that you had been sued by a debt collector and that judgment has been entered against you.  The judgment shows up in the public records section of your credit report... The…
Rank this Week: 831

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act
    Recently, the United States Copyright Office issued a report regarding proposed changes to the Copyright Act in relation to Orphan Works and Mass Digitization.[1] The term Orphan Works refers to works where the copyright owner cannot be…
  • Jul 27

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law
    The legal term Laches is often used to describe a potential defense that a person being sued can assert. Laches encompasses the situation where a Plaintiff has delayed in bringing a lawsuit for an unreasonably long period of time. In some…
  • Jul 21

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer
    In 1996, an amateur artist named Frederick Bouchat designed a logo for the Baltimore Ravens that the club later adopted as a team symbol without his awareness.  The infringing symbol then appeared on Ravens merchandise sold at home…
Rank this Week: 817

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 812

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?
    As many tax controversy attorneys can state, tax problems can lead to major issues including a tax audit and even criminal tax charges. Even though tax problems are typically serious matters there are certain tax crimes that stand out even…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?
    The IRS and Department of Justice have cracked down on tax fraud and tax evasion regardless of its form. However, in recent announcements the Department of Justice has revealed its targeted enforcement focus on business payroll tax fraud,…
  • Jun 1

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)
    On Friday the IRS released new guidance on how examiners should determine the amount of any penalty for the failure to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank Account, FinCEN Form 114). The guidance is effective for all open cases as of May 13,…
Rank this Week: 799

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Breakdown of costs by phase

    Breakdown of costs by phase
    The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2015, coming into force on 1st October 2015, introduces an amendment of CPR 47.6 as to the documents to be served when commencing detailed assessment proceedings: “8. In rule 47.6, in…
  • Jul 22

    Coventry v Lawrence

    Coventry v Lawrence
    In what is unlikely to be the shock judgment of the year, the Supreme Court has declined to strike down the pre-Jackson funding regime in Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor [2015] UKSC 50. Perhaps more surprising is that ……
  • Jul 19

    Cost of preparing trial bundle

    Cost of preparing trial bundle
    The Guidance Notes on Precedent H includes the following work as not to be included when preparing a costs budget: “Assembling and/or copying the trial bundle (this is not fee earners’ work.)” Why is extensive work therefore…
Rank this Week: 762

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 808

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Sunday, July 26 marked the silver anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark federal law which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA also created clear accessibility standards and…
  • Jul 17

    LoislawConnect: Legal Research Campus-Wide

    LoislawConnect: Legal Research Campus-Wide
    The Goodson Law Library has just added the legal research service LoislawConnect to its database subscriptions. The service includes federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations, as well as a large practitioner treatise library of…
  • Jul 9

    America's First Patent: 225 Years of History & Mystery

    America's First Patent: 225 Years of History & Mystery
    The Framers of the U.S. Constitution vested Congress with the power "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and…
Rank this Week: 822

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

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

    Obtaining reimbursement of uncovered medical bill

    Obtaining reimbursement of uncovered medical bill
    South Carolina’s child support guidelines include a provision for payment of unreimbursed medical expenses for the children. Per these guidelines: The guidelines are based on the assumption that the parent to whom support is owed will…
  • Jul 25

    A lot of work for $2.35 a month

    A lot of work for $2.35 a month
    On July 22, 2015, three and a half years after the Court of Appeals remanded the family court’s increase in an Ex-Wife’s alimony to $1,547.65 per month in the case of Roof v. Steele, 396 S.C. 373, 720 S.E.2d 910 (Ct. App. 2011),…
  • Jul 22

    A child custody reversal that should have been published (and remanded rather than reversed)

    A child custody reversal that should have been published (and remanded rather than reversed)
    Child custody determinations are among the hardest family court matters to get reversed on appeal. Because custody decisions are based upon the weight the trial judge places on sixteen listed factors and a seventeenth catch-all factor, and…
Rank this Week: 774

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

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

    The Real Threat to Retirement in America

    The Real Threat to Retirement in America
    It seems pretty harmless at first.  The first several years, even decades go by as you begin to build a retirement savings.  You feel proud that you are on your way to retirement.  What an accomplishment that would be; to have…
  • Jul 13

    Private Student Loan Taken For Son’s Drug Treatment Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Private Student Loan Taken For Son’s Drug Treatment Discharged in Bankruptcy
    In a recent decision by Hon. Richard M. Neiter, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Los Angeles Division of the Central District of California presiding, it was determined that loans taken for the treatment of a minor child for a drug…
  • Jul 1

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt
    I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans.  The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven…
Rank this Week: 830

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jul 27

    T.J. Maxx Sued for Phony “Compare at” Price

    T.J. Maxx Sued for Phony “Compare at” Price
      Two California consumers are suing T.J. Maxx for using deceptive price comparisons on their price tags. [See lawsuit.] T.J. Maxx price tags looks like this: It shows a higher “compare at” price and the lower T.J. Maxx…
  • Jul 20

    Disney’s Frozen Had a Hidden Disclaimer

    Disney’s Frozen Had a Hidden Disclaimer
      This week, a little cool summer humor… The Disney movie, Frozen, has been a runaway success. And despite many parents watching it multiple times with their kids, they probably missed the unusual fine print buried in the credits.…
  • Jul 13

    With New LED Light Bulbs, Be Careful Watt You Buy

    With New LED Light Bulbs, Be Careful Watt You Buy
      Light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are poised to become the bulb of choice for many shoppers. With a recent price drop announced by GE, it is predicted that LED light bulbs might in coming years make compact fluorescent bulbs…
Rank this Week: 791

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    University of Alabama Student Arrested with Thousands of Pill

    University of Alabama Student Arrested with Thousands of Pill
    According to a recent news article from The Daily Caller, a student at the University of Alabama was recently arrested for allegedly possessing around 10,000 Xanax pills, and over 140 grams of marijuana. Authorities say they arrested the…
  • Jul 20

    Alabama Deputy Sheriff Injured in DUI Chase

    Alabama Deputy Sheriff Injured in DUI Chase
    According to a recent news article from My Fox Alabama, a sheriff’s deputy from Williamson County, Alabama was hospitalized following a late night chase of a drunk driving suspect that ended in a car accident. Authorities say the…
  • Jul 15

    One District Attorney in Alabama Discusses Problems with Sentencing Guideline

    One District Attorney in Alabama Discusses Problems with Sentencing Guideline
    In Blount County Alabama, authorities have recently arrested four people on capital murder charges. According to a recent news report from WVTM 13, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey is of the opinion that Alabama’s mandatory…
Rank this Week: 807

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 789

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
Rank this Week: 768

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development

    Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development
    Following a Scottish initiative to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by pressure ulcer development, a bio-engineering firm, HCi Viocare, is working to utilize sensor technology in mattresses and wheelchair cushions. Bedsores…
  • Jul 23

    Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?

    Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?
    The state of Illinois is currently reviewing legislation, House Bill 2462, that would allow for cameras to be installed in nursing homes in order to provide regular monitoring to help combat and reduce nursing home abuse. The legislation has…
  • Jul 16

    Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight

    Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight
      Charles Ornstein and Lena Groeger of ProPublica wrote an article outlining the disparities in nursing home penalties and oversight as they vary state-by-state. Two separate instances of nursing home negligence were investigated: One…
Rank this Week: 787

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

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

    New York Raising Minimum Wage for Fast Food Worker

    New York Raising Minimum Wage for Fast Food Worker
    Yesterday afternoon, New York States’ Fast Food Wage Board approved a set of three resolutions that recommend raising the minimum wage for employees who work for fast food chains to $15 per hour. This would be $6.25 more than New…
  • Jul 16

    New Jersey’s Whistleblower Law Protects All Employee

    New Jersey’s Whistleblower Law Protects All Employee
    Yesterday, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), protects employees who blow the whistle about issues that relate to their job duties.…
  • Jul 9

    Ruling Makes it Harder for Unpaid Interns to Bring Wage & Hour Claim

    Ruling Makes it Harder for Unpaid Interns to Bring Wage & Hour Claim
    A recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals makes it more difficult for unpaid interns to successfully bring overtime and minimum wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York State’s wage…
Rank this Week: 800

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 832

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 22

    Legal Blogs – a.k.a. Blawgs – What Can They Do For You?

    Legal Blogs – a.k.a. Blawgs – What Can They Do For You?
    Are you looking for your first legal job and want to look like an expert in a particular practice area?  Maybe you just want to learn more about a specific legal issue, an area of law, or a certain industry, law firm, or company?…
  • Jul 16

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!
    This fall, do you plan to: Write a paper on an international, comparative or foreign law topic? Source-check foreign statutes & cases for a journal? Develop your knowledge about an aspect of a foreign legal system that might be of…
  • Jul 16

    Goodbye to Westlaw Classic

    Goodbye to Westlaw Classic
    The Brooklyn Law School Library has offered students and faculty free access to both Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Next. After the 2010 debut of Westlaw Next, most of our users adapted to the change. However the classic legal tool, Westlaw…
Rank this Week: 819

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    BCS Helps Out Harmony Day

    BCS Helps Out Harmony Day
    Hi everyone,On July 21, BCS participated in the annual Harmony Day Picnic, a success event by NYPD at Van Cortland Park. The goal of Harmony Day is to provide a place for police officers and the community to come together to enjoy a warm day…
  • Jul 15

    BCS Helps Prepare for a Mural on the 177th Street Bridge

    BCS Helps Prepare for a Mural on the 177th Street Bridge
    Preparing for a mural to go up on the 177th Street BridgeOn June 18, 2015, BCS Community Service was invited to participate in the first stages of a graffiti removal/mural project by priming the East 177th Street Bridge, between the Bronx…
  • Jul 15

    BCS Cleans Up Graffiti in the 48th Precinct

    BCS Cleans Up Graffiti in the 48th Precinct
    On June 17, 2015 we received a call from Community Affairs Officer Perez from the 48th Precinct, requesting that we provide assistance with graffiti cleanup on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. We decided to conduct this work on July 7, 2015…
Rank this Week: 780

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
  • Jul 20

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
  • Jul 4

    U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    The issue of legality of same-sex marriage in America was settled recently with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The lead plaintiff, from Ohio, challenged a state ban on homosexual marriage on constitutional grounds.…
Rank this Week: 823

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Denver Nuggets Ty Lawson Charged with DUI

    Denver Nuggets Ty Lawson Charged with DUI
    Denver Nuggets star Ty Lawson was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles Tuesday night making this his second DUI arrest this year. Lawson was apparently pulled over by CHP for speeding on the 101 Freeway early Tuesday morning. Officers allege he…
  • Jul 2

    DUIs on the Fourth of July

    DUIs on the Fourth of July
    The Fourth of July is just days away and people all over Tampa Bay will be planning to attend various celebrations, or perhaps planning one of their own. As is the case with other holidays, Fourth of July festivities often involve the…
  • Jun 24

    John Stamos Booked for DUI

    John Stamos Booked for DUI
    John Stamos, the actor mostly known for his role as Uncle Jesse on televisions’ Full House, was arrested in Beverly Hills for DUI on June 12. According to reports, police began receiving phone calls that Friday evening reporting that a…
Rank this Week: 821

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 18

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure
    What happens when police officers are both evaluated based on a statistical analysis of criminal activity taking place in their precinct and given primary responsibility for keeping track of said activity? Give yourself a gold star if you…
  • Jul 18

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released
    In June 2013, in Gardena, California, local police officers shot unarmed brothers Ricardo Diaz Zeferino and Augustin Reynoso as they stood in front of the officers. Zeferino was killed and Reynoso left with a bullet lodged next to his spine.…
  • Jul 17

    Garner Settlement: Good for All Concerned

    Garner Settlement: Good for All Concerned
    The family of Eric Garner recently agreed to settle the estate's claims against the City of New York for $5.9 million. What is perhaps most notable about the agreement is that, once again, the deal was brokered on behalf of the City by…
Rank this Week: 828

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

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

    Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers Examine Premises Liability

    Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers Examine Premises Liability
    Attorneys at Sacramento’s Sette Law focus on the expansive category of personal injury law. Attorneys specialize in one of the most important (and occasionally complex) arenas called premises liability – when an individual on the…
  • Jun 16

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law
    Our Sacramento injury lawyers work on behalf of people who are harmed by using products that should have been perfectly safe. Although it seems only fair that consumers should be compensated for such injuries, our personal injury attorneys…
  • May 18

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento
    Accident attorneys at Sette Law begin this blog with a sobering statistic: According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of people admitting they drove while drunk exceed the population of Texas. Our…
Rank this Week: 820

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Provides information to injury victims in Southwest Missouri. By Jason Krebs.

http://www.krebslawoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Big Announcement- We are moving!

    Big Announcement- We are moving!
    After 9 great years on the lake, we are expanding and moving to 2838 S. Ingram Mill effective July 28, 2015. More information to come later. The post Big Announcement- We are moving! appeared first on Krebs Law Firm.
  • Jul 10

    Motorcycle Fatal Accidents in Missouri and Arkansa

    Motorcycle Fatal Accidents in Missouri and Arkansa
    According to recently released statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a significant 6% drop in the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents across the country in 2013. There was also a perceptible…
  • Jul 8

    Don’t rely on Social Security to Prove your Missouri Disability Case

    Don’t rely on Social Security to Prove your Missouri Disability Case
    Don’t rely on Social Security to Prove your Missouri Disability Case I recently met with a nice lady who had recently lost her appeal hearing after trying to represent herself. I looked over the ALJ’s Unfavorable Decision and…
Rank this Week: 756

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator
    Fastcase today announced the recipients of its 2015 Fastcase 50 awards. The awards recognize “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” This is the fifth year of these awards.…
  • Jul 14

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week
    The American Association of Law Libraries is holding its 108th annual meeting and conference July 18-21 in Philadelphia. On Monday, July 20, I will be giving the presentation, Plays Well with Others: How Collaboration and Crowdsourcing are…
  • Jul 13

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain
    There is news today about the new “.law” generic top-level domain. At Legaltech West Coast, Minds + Machines — the company with the exclusive license to operate the .law gTLD — made two announcements: It has formed a…
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the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jul 13

    Mark Herrmann v. the Pile-o’-Crap Syndrome

    Mark Herrmann v. the Pile-o’-Crap Syndrome
    A brief can help the judicial reader. Or it can be a big, stinking — well, Mark Herrman explains it better than I can.
  • Jun 9

    Another perspective on writing from form

    Another perspective on writing from form
    Megan Boyd has a good post at Lady (Legal Writer) on the use of forms in legal writing. She does not ban them, but she does offer some wise cautionary advice on using them. I am not a fan of...
  • Jun 1

    Over the page limit? Make it shorter and better.

    Over the page limit? Make it shorter and better.
    Does your draft brief exceed the court’s page limit? Before asking the court for extra pages, try these tips by Mark Herrmann for getting the brief under the page limit.
Rank this Week: 775

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space
    James Ming Chen, Sinking, Fast and Slow: Bifurcating Beta in Financial and Behavioral Space, available at http://bit.ly/SinkingFastSlow or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629541: Modern portfolio theory accords symmetrical treatment to all…
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
  • Jun 6

    Legal signal processing

    Legal signal processing
    James Ming Chen, Legal Signal Processing, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614273 or http://bit.ly/DigitalSignalProcessing: It makes more economic sense to prepare for disaster in advance than it does to stage heroic relief efforts…
Rank this Week: 760

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

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

    Class Action Certified Against Yahoo For Alleged Privacy Violations Relating to Scanning Emails Content

    Class Action Certified Against Yahoo For Alleged Privacy Violations Relating to Scanning Emails Content
    Class actions are a necessary tool for plaintiffs with small claims, especially when facing large corporate defendants, such as Yahoo. The damage done to each individual in the lawsuit may have allegedly been small, but when they combine…
  • Jul 5

    California Uber Workers Found to be Employees by California Court

    California Uber Workers Found to be Employees by California Court
    Although it's the most recent, the California decision is not the only one to rule against Uber. In May, authorities in Florida determined a former Uber driver should be classified as an employee. Uber is also appealing that decision. This…
  • Jul 1

    Class Action By Musicians for Pre-1972 Music Against SiriusXM to Continue

    Class Action By Musicians for Pre-1972 Music Against SiriusXM to Continue
    Flo & Eddie, Inc. has filed class action lawsuits against SiriusXM in California, New York, and Florida: states that have a statute of limitations that are stricter than the federal law. SiriusXM argued the case should not be permitted…
Rank this Week: 814

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 754

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 833

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 29

    What I learned from #CALICon15

    What I learned from #CALICon15
    I haven’t attended a CALI conference since Milwaukee in 2011 so I was excited to be able to attend. There are a lot new things out there in the technology world and in law schools. Below is just a random list: Macs are everywhere.…
  • May 22

    Meme-alicious Law Teaching

    Meme-alicious Law Teaching
    Originally posted on S|M| i |L|E:While many frequent visitors to social media sites will be aware of (elaborate air quotes) memes, I suspect that their value as a teaching tool has not been recognised. This changed for me late in 2014, thanks…
  • Mar 23

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment
    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment.
Rank this Week: 764

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

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

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained
    I have now posted many screen shots of my evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan. A few years ago I posted an extended comment that explained (viz. attempted to explain) the purposes and the theoretical presuppositions of my evidence…
  • Jun 19

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #12

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #12
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Jun 19

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #11

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #11
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 794

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?
    Can you sue for pain and suffering in an accident or medical malpractice case in Florida? The short answer is yes. However, there are other factors that go into pain and suffering claims and the potential for monetary awards. These are things…
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak
      Do insurers have a responsibility to pay for long term leaks in the house? The answer is usually no. Most homeowners’ insurance policies have an exclusion for long term leaks. The policies will pay for leaks that are discovered…
  • Feb 6

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
Rank this Week: 766

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement
    What is Embezzlement? Embezzlement is what is considered a “White Collar Crime” which occurs when someone steals property or money from another who has entrusted that person to manage or monitor his or her money or property. One…
  • May 27

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System
    When a juvenile is arrested and charged with a crime, the effects can last a lifetime. Just being questioned by a police officer is intimidating; imagine being taken into custody as a child or teenager. When a child, under the age of 18 years…
  • May 14

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Possession Of A Controlled Substance Now A Misdemeanor In California, possession or a controlled substance use to be a “wobbler” meaning that it could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and…
Rank this Week: 815

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
Rank this Week: 769

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
Rank this Week: 795

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • May 23

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer
    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer A theft charge in Seaside Heights can apply to any number of possible events. The possible scenarios seem endless. Of course, the classic offense is simply picking up something that doesn’t belong to you.…
  • May 1

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?
    Today in New Jersey, David Wildstein entered a guilty plea and indictments against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were unsealed.  This left most people wondering, well what about Chris Christie?  At least some were expecting that he…
  • Apr 1

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey
    Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been accused with trading trading political help for assorted benefits from a Florida eye doctor. The opthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, allegedly bestowed campaign contributions, plane rides and gifts…
Rank this Week: 767

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)
    Filed: April 30, 2014Opinion by: Douglas R. M. ZanarianHolding: (1) When a minority stockholder petitions a court for dissolution pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Corps. & Ass’ns § 3-413 (the “dissolution statute”), such…
  • May 5

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 30, 2015Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding: A basic ordering agreement that provides a framework for future contracts but fails to include mutuality of obligation is not by itself an enforceable contract. Facts: Contractor and…
  • Apr 29

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 24, 2015Opinion by: Catherine D. BlakeHoldings:(1)   A corporate entity, in acquiring the assets of a predecessor, cannot be held liable solely based on continued use of a predecessor’s trade name, sale of a…
Rank this Week: 777

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 809