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Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Aug 21

    A Big Win in Our Battle Against Wildlife Services’ Tax-Funded Killing

    A Big Win in Our Battle Against Wildlife Services’ Tax-Funded Killing
    Superior Court Judge Lydia Villarreal found in favor of a coalition of wildlife protection groups, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund, in its challenge to Monterey County, California’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of…
  • Aug 15

    Animal Coalition Pledges to Appeal Dismissal of USDA Animal Welfare Blackout Lawsuit

    Animal Coalition Pledges to Appeal Dismissal of USDA Animal Welfare Blackout Lawsuit
    The lawsuit charges that the USDA’s removal of tens of thousands of animal welfare records violates both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The post Animal Coalition Pledges to Appeal…
  • Aug 15

    Top 10 Weirdest Animal Laws on the Book

    Top 10 Weirdest Animal Laws on the Book
    The Animal Legal Defense Fund shares the most unusual laws about animals from around the country. The post Top 10 Weirdest Animal Laws on the Books appeared first on Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Rank this Week: 838

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/
  • Aug 21

    Tiger Woods had THC, Pain Medication in His System During Memorial Day Arrest

    Tiger Woods had THC, Pain Medication in His System During Memorial Day Arrest
    New toxicology reports released show Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety and sleep medications in his system as well as THC when he was arrested on Memorial Day in Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Woods…
  • Aug 14

    Tampa Woman Accused of DUI After Crash Killed Child, 2 Adult

    Tampa Woman Accused of DUI After Crash Killed Child, 2 Adult
    A fiery crash on the Selmon Expressway killed a child and two adults, and led to the arrest of a 29-year-old Brandon woman for DUI. The woman is accused of leaving the scene of the crash and she faces a litany of charges after she apparently…
  • Aug 8

    Scientists Looking for a Reliable DUI Test for Marijuana

    Scientists Looking for a Reliable DUI Test for Marijuana
    Despite the increasingly legal use of cannabis in many states, cops still don’t have the equivalent of a reliable alcohol breathalyzer or blood test — a chemically based way of estimating what the drug is doing in the brain.…
Rank this Week: 798

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 21

    Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Claims Coding: A Pragmatic and Functional Approach

    Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Claims Coding: A Pragmatic and Functional Approach
    Authors: Vicki J. Missar, Michael Fray, Candy Raphan, Mary Matz, Wendy Weaver   Whitepaper originally published by The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP). All of the authors of this white paper are members in…
  • Aug 17

    Using an Ombudsman to Reduce Work Comp Cost

    Using an Ombudsman to Reduce Work Comp Cost
    The workers’ compensation process is a contentious process regardless of the different protections states offer litigants and defense interests.  This is based on the inherent need for justice in making sure the rights of all…
  • Aug 16

    Reducing Work Comp Cost via Focus on Cultural Competence

    Reducing Work Comp Cost via Focus on Cultural Competence
    The changing American workforce requires workers’ compensation professionals and stakeholders to step outside their comfort zones and challenge stereotypes and bias.  This includes the ability to work with people from different…
Rank this Week: 791

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    How Can Kids Get Affected By Divorce?

    How Can Kids Get Affected By Divorce?
    Are kids really affected after their parents’ divorce? It is a difficult question to answer for sure. Different children may react or behave differently to their parents’ divorce. On many occasions, how the parents conduct…
  • Aug 18

    Why Divorce Mediation Is Better Than Litigation

    Why Divorce Mediation Is Better Than Litigation
    The decision on whether one should settle your divorce case through mediation or litigation will depend on individual circumstances of every case. There are many cases when the two parties can sit together and negotiate their settlement…
  • Aug 17

    Issues Related To Retirement Benefits and Divorce

    Issues Related To Retirement Benefits and Divorce
    The entire divorce process is quite a complicated one as there are various issues to be handled and sorted out such as distributing marital assets, parenting plans, custody issues along with the emotional trauma a spouse may go through during…
Rank this Week: 767

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 21

    Paramedic's Family Out of Court in Skylife HEMS Crash

    Paramedic's Family Out of Court in Skylife HEMS Crash
    The NTSB hasn't yet issued its report on the fatal Skylife air ambulance crash in December 2015. But a Fresno judge has ruled that regardless of the cause, the family of one of the paramedics on board will not be allowed to sue either the…
  • Jun 29

    Monica RIbbeck Kelly Sued For Malpractice, Leaves The Country

    Monica RIbbeck Kelly Sued For Malpractice, Leaves The Country
     Aviation journalist Christine Negroni reports in Forbes that Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the lawyer who instituted “frivolous” legal proceedings after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, has herself disappeared.  Not…
  • Jun 26

    Discretionary Function Exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act

    Discretionary Function Exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act
    If the United States Government is responsible for an accident, it can be sued just like any other wrongdoer under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  But there's an important exception -- the federal government cannot be sued for bad…
Rank this Week: 963

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Aug 21

    A Cautionary Tale That Context Matter

    A Cautionary Tale That Context Matter
    In the shifting landscape of employment law, a recent case illustrates the need to apply context and consider all the circumstances – even when it looks like a general rule applies. In this particular case, involving race and national…
  • Aug 21

    DHS Issues New Version of Form I-9 - Effective on September 18, 2017

    DHS Issues New Version of Form I-9 - Effective on September 18, 2017
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued yet another update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version becomes mandatory for use with new hires and reverifications as of September 18, 2017.  This…
  • Aug 14

    Off-Duty Emails May Be Compensable (or Not)

    Off-Duty Emails May Be Compensable (or Not)
    After living with the reality of after-hours work emails, texts and cell phone calls for so many years, no one should be surprised that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.) requires employers to pay non-exempt…
Rank this Week: 834

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 990

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    ABA Position on Forced Arbitration

    ABA Position on Forced Arbitration
    The National Law Review had an article about the American Bar Association’s views on forced arbitration in nursing home admission contracts.  “In a recent letter, the American Bar Association (ABA) advocates for the Centers…
  • Aug 21

    SavaSeniorCare Facility Shut Down

    SavaSeniorCare Facility Shut Down
    Beginning Sept. 11, the Brian Center Center Health and Rehabilitation, a for-profit facility owned and operated by national chain SavaSeniorCare will no longer provide services for those with Medicare and Medicaid because it failed to…
  • Aug 20

    Trump Reverses Arbitration Ban

    Trump Reverses Arbitration Ban
    The North Carolina Health News reported that CMS wants to regulate clauses in nursing home contracts known as pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements. The Trump administration wants to not only reverse the ban, but…
Rank this Week: 911

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    The impact of efforts clauses in transactional document

    The impact of efforts clauses in transactional document
    Most transactional documents include effort clauses as covenants to require a party to perform a certain act or acts to achieve a stated goal. These terms generally include the following: Best efforts Reasonable efforts Commercially…
  • Aug 8

    Retaining key employees in an acquisition

    Retaining key employees in an acquisition
    Imagine identifying an acquisition target that looks great on paper: strong earnings, efficient operations and good workplace environment. But after acquiring the target, a key employee leaves, taking with him or her key customers and…
  • Aug 4

    Learning from Yahoo!’s missteps: Meeting SEC disclosure obligations after a cyber-attack

    Learning from Yahoo!’s missteps: Meeting SEC disclosure obligations after a cyber-attack
    In July 2016, Verizon announced it would buy Yahoo! for an unprecedented $4.83 billion. Several months later, Yahoo! disclosed two massive data breaches that affected 1.5 billion people, threatening to scuttle the agreement. Although Verizon…
Rank this Week: 851

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    $185 Million California Rumpus over Researcher Raiding

    $185 Million California Rumpus over Researcher Raiding
    To some outside the California scientific and academic community, it might seem like a cat fight replete with allegations of  a "law-of-the-jungle mindset," loyalty oaths, "petty academic politics" and -- literally -- paper clip…
  • Aug 13

    Thinking About Its Demise: California Stem Cell Agency Launches Examination of Alternative

    Thinking About Its Demise: California Stem Cell Agency Launches Examination of Alternative
    California's $3 billion stem cell research agency, which is facing its financial demise in a few short years, has formed a team of its directors to tackle transition planning and examine possible alternatives, including ones that would extend…
  • Aug 9

    Crossing the Two Million Mark: A Dozen Years of Readership on the California Stem Cell Report

    Crossing the Two Million Mark: A Dozen Years of Readership on the California Stem Cell Report
    Google's page view count for the California Stem CellReport as of 11:01 a.m. today The California Stem Cell Report this morning hit a readership milestone -- two million page views.The count was recorded only about 18 months after…
Rank this Week: 844

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Aug 21

    Developments in South Carolina: Harleysville Revisited

    Developments in South Carolina: Harleysville Revisited
    In two posts earlier this year—South Carolina May No Longer Hold Insurers’ Reservations and The Insurer’s Mixed-Coverage Burden—we told you about an important decision issued by the South Carolina Supreme Court in…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Be Caught Napping – Your Insurance May Not Be Exhausted

    Don’t Be Caught Napping – Your Insurance May Not Be Exhausted
    As the cliché saying goes: “When it comes to love, never settle for less than you deserve.” But when it comes to insurance coverage, sometimes settling for less than the full limits of a policy is an effective compromise…
  • Aug 10

    The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Any Cyber Defense Strategy Must Include Cyber Insurance

    The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Any Cyber Defense Strategy Must Include Cyber Insurance
    Every single industry or business in this day and age has either been the victim of a cyber attack or is concerned they will be next. A few examples from the last couple of months show how widespread the problem is. In June, a global…
Rank this Week: 954

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Domestic Violence: Even Accusations Have Consequence

    Domestic Violence: Even Accusations Have Consequence
    Approximately three years after the firestorm caused by the release of the elevator video showing star running back, Ray Rice, punching and knocking unconscious his then fiancé, the National Football League is once again in the…
  • Aug 11

    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Standard for Custodial Parent Relocation

    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Standard for Custodial Parent Relocation
    Nothing is more precious to us than our children. The Supreme Court of the United States has established the right to know one’s children as a fundamental Constitutional right. In New Jersey the right to know and raise…
  • Aug 4

    A New Beginning, Also Known as DIVORCE. It’s Not THE END.

    A New Beginning, Also Known as DIVORCE. It’s Not THE END.
    Divorce as defined in Webster’s Dictionary means, “the action or instance of legally dissolving a marriage.” While a divorce does end a marriage, it is not “THE END”.   Unfortunately, when in the midst of a…
Rank this Week: 839

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    DUI Crackdown In Effect Through Labor Day In Minnesota

    DUI Crackdown In Effect Through Labor Day In Minnesota
    If you’re going to be doing a lot of driving over the next two weeks, odds are you’ll notice a few more police cars on the highways and in areas of high traffic. That’s because Minnesota police are conducting a crackdown on…
  • Aug 16

    Mrs. Minnesota Convicted Of Felony Theft

    Mrs. Minnesota Convicted Of Felony Theft
    A former Mrs. Minnesota was convicted of felony theft by swindle last week in Hennepin County District Court. According to court documents, Jennifer Kline, of Wayzata, was charged with felony theft by swindle after prosecutors allege that she…
  • Aug 15

    Minnesota Middle Of The Pack When It Comes To DUI Penaltie

    Minnesota Middle Of The Pack When It Comes To DUI Penaltie
    A recent study by the research center WalletHub.com reveals that Minnesota comes in at the middle of the pack when it comes to how strictly states handle DUI offenders. For their research, WalletHub looked at a number of different factors to…
Rank this Week: 895

Law People

Law People

Covers associate development, coaching, culture, management, mentoring and succession. By Ronda Muir.

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

    Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence
    I am pleased to announce that Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence is today (along with the eclipse) available here on the ABA Shop website. This is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional…
  • May 31

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence

    The Equine Approach to Emotional intelligence
    Linda Kohanov is one of the pioneers in the area of building emotional intelligence skills through human/equine interaction. Based on the theories she discusses in her numerous bestsellers, her organization Eponaquest offers…
  • Apr 21

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3

    Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence Part 3
    So we realize the depth and breadth of the competition that artificially intelligent technology can pose to our traditional legal practices. We are, after all, not able to access as many sources and certainly not as fast and perhaps not as…
Rank this Week: 964

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 766

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 21

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim
    The total number of intellectual property claims included in all commercial cases is higher than the figure of 11,643 commercial cases including at least one IP claim. “It turns out to be incredibly hard to build a Venn diagram that…
  • Aug 21

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study
    Your CEO: “Why are we spending so much on patents?” Your CFO: “Do we have a financial model for this spend?” The path forward isn’t clear. Now what? Using a model that examined both patent risk and expected risk…
  • Aug 21

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback
    Giving a lawyer a critique of their work can be difficult. Yet, you cannot improve lawyer performance or achieve quality work product goals without providing feedback. In this article, I will share with you some of the things that I have…
Rank this Week: 985

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim
    The total number of intellectual property claims included in all commercial cases is higher than the figure of 11,643 commercial cases including at least one IP claim. “It turns out to be incredibly hard to build a Venn diagram that…
  • Aug 21

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study
    Your CEO: “Why are we spending so much on patents?” Your CFO: “Do we have a financial model for this spend?” The path forward isn’t clear. Now what? Using a model that examined both patent risk and expected risk…
  • Aug 21

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback
    Giving a lawyer a critique of their work can be difficult. Yet, you cannot improve lawyer performance or achieve quality work product goals without providing feedback. In this article, I will share with you some of the things that I have…
Rank this Week: 778

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Bad faith claim rejected in MeadWestvaco-Rock-Tenn merger suit

    Bad faith claim rejected in MeadWestvaco-Rock-Tenn merger suit
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The Delaware Chancery Court dismissed a bad faith claim brought by shareholders of MeadWestvaco Corporation against the company’s board of directors over the alleged undervaluation of non-core assets in a merger…
  • Aug 18

    Former Bankrate execs to pay combined $291K to settle SEC charge

    Former Bankrate execs to pay combined $291K to settle SEC charge
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Edward DiMaria and Matthew Gamsey will pay combined penalties of over $291,000 to resolve the SEC’s charges that they manipulated Bankrate Inc.’s financials to assuage the expectations of analysts who…
  • Aug 17

    Repeal of FSOC’s SIFI designation authority urged

    Repeal of FSOC’s SIFI designation authority urged
    By J. Preston Carter, J.D., LL.M.The Financial Stability Oversight Council’s Dodd-Frank Act authority to designate nonbank financial companies as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) should be repealed, according to the…
Rank this Week: 989

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Hockey Bus from Georgia Wrecks on Exit Ramp

    Hockey Bus from Georgia Wrecks on Exit Ramp
    Bus crashes are often serious. They can involve multiple injuries and even deaths. Recently, a hockey team from Georgia feared the worst when their bus wrecked on an exit ramp. The bus carrying the Columbus Cottonmouths flipped on an exit…
  • Aug 17

    Your Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Georgia Auto Wreck

    Your Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Georgia Auto Wreck
    Passengers are often victims of car or truck accidents in Georgia. Usually, passengers have no control over a wreck that left them injured so may have rights to file a claim against a number of parties. The fact a passenger is unlikely to be…
  • Aug 14

    Why Traffic Deaths Are Rising Across the United State

    Why Traffic Deaths Are Rising Across the United State
    Cars are safer than they used to be and have additional features like electronic stability features and airbags while millions of dollars have been spent on driver education. However, traffic deaths are rising notwithstanding these…
Rank this Week: 827

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 922

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 960

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Aug 21

    State Government and Ethics News Will Return!

    State Government and Ethics News Will Return!
    We’re taking a short break. Don’t worry, all your state government and ethics news from LobbyComply Will Return! Thank you Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 18

    Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session

    Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants a special legislative session to address a budget shortfall caused by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 18

    New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20

    New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20
    On August 20, new pay-to-play regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) take effect. FINRA Rule 2030 restricts contributions Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 769

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 21

    Eclipse Watching

    Eclipse Watching
    In case you unaware, the sun is being blotting out by the moon across all of the United States today. I happen to have traveled to my in-laws who live right in the path of totality. I think this astronomical phenomenon is far more interesting…
  • Aug 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18
    Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was attending and speaking at the Boston Investment Adviser Compliance Symposium. I needed to earn some continuing education credits for the my IACCP designation. While I was sitting it conferences,…
  • Aug 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18
    Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was attending and speaking at the Boston Investment Adviser Compliance Symposium. I needed to earn some continuing education credits for the my IACCP designation. While I was sitting it conferences,…
Rank this Week: 777

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 20

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 18

    Charlottesville, White Supremacy and Kids With Disabilities #Enough Already

    Charlottesville, White Supremacy and Kids With Disabilities #Enough Already
    Earlier this year we ran a post asking whether special education was in trouble? Perhaps this week it would be better to ask- Is America in trouble?White supremacists and nazis marched on Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. They carried…
Rank this Week: 909

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: 784

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/
  • Aug 21

    BALCA Finds CO’s Claim that ETA 9089 was Incomplete Untenable

    BALCA Finds CO’s Claim that ETA 9089 was Incomplete Untenable
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Computer Software Engineer.” The CO denied the application…
  • Aug 18

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 18, 2017

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 18, 2017
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Aug 17

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2017 Statistics (Third Quarter)

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2017 Statistics (Third Quarter)
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2017 statistics (third quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2017 statistics…
Rank this Week: 796

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Wolf Warrior 2 and the Future of Imported Films in China

    Wolf Warrior 2 and the Future of Imported Films in China
    What a wild ride it’s been for the Chinese film industry! Until July 27, it had been a year of one depressing story after another. Downward-trending box office, high-flying entertainment companies imploding, deals to purchase foreign…
  • Aug 20

    Applying Chinese Law in US Courts: No Really, Despite it All

    Applying Chinese Law in US Courts: No Really, Despite it All
    Way back in 2008 I wrote a post immediately after one of my firm’s lawyers returned from a federal court hearing where the judge essentially said — near as I could tell without any basis in law — that service of an English…
  • Aug 19

    China Counterfeiting Cease and Desist Letters: The Power and the Risk

    China Counterfeiting Cease and Desist Letters: The Power and the Risk
    Hardly a week goes by without an American or a European company contacting one of our China lawyers wanting to retain us to “stop the counterfeits” of their products online and offline. Far too often these people believe one of…
Rank this Week: 862

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Aug 21

    Due Diligence: M&A Cybersecurity & Privacy Roundtable

    Due Diligence: M&A Cybersecurity & Privacy Roundtable
    Privacy and cybersecurity issues are looming ever larger in M&A transactions. Buyers need to assess these risks carefully during due diligence because they can be significant and materially affect a buyer’s valuation of a…
  • Aug 18

    Cross-Border: Market Conditions for US & UK Deal

    Cross-Border: Market Conditions for US & UK Deal
    The level of deal flow between the US & the UK makes it the world’s largest bilateral deal corridor – and this Deloitte study on US-UK cross-border M&A activity during the first half of 2017 provides a…
  • Aug 17

    M&A Value Creation: Time to Rethink the “Winner’s Curse”?

    M&A Value Creation: Time to Rethink the “Winner’s Curse”?
    When I taught law school, I’d always spend some time discussing the “winner’s curse” – the idea that because of competition among bidders for deals, most mergers didn’t create much value for the…
Rank this Week: 974

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 21

    City Planning Approves Morris Park BID

    City Planning Approves Morris Park BID
    Proposal encompasses 188 businesses in a 1.06 mile stretch of Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx. On August 9, 2017, the City Planning Commission approved the Department of Small Business Services’ plan to create the Morris Park Business…
  • Aug 18

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for July 2017

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for July 2017
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org). To view the New…
  • Aug 17

    City Planning Approves Restriction on Developments on East Shore to One-Family Residence

    City Planning Approves Restriction on Developments on East Shore to One-Family Residence
    The City Planning Commission approved a plan to limit development in the flood zone of the East Shore to improve resiliency of the community. On August 9, 2017, the New York City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on the City…
Rank this Week: 820

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 21

    Dyson on Risk-Reasoning in Tort

    Dyson on Risk-Reasoning in Tort
    Matthew Dyson has posted to SSRN What Does Risk-Reasoning Do in Tort Law?. The abstract provides: This chapter is a draft of the conclusion to an edited collection on how private law (particularly tort law) conceives of risk, generates…
  • Aug 16

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN Can Data Breach Claims Survive the Economic Loss Rule?. The abstract provides: Data security breach cases are fertile ground to explore the impact of the economic loss rule and to challenge the conceptual…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure
    The report is here: Download DC-_641863-v1-LCJ_Request_for_Rulemaking_Concerning_MDL_cases_2017 The gist: According to Rule 1, the FRCP ‘govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.’ It…
Rank this Week: 914

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 20

    Why Major Hail Storms Commonly Turn Out to be More Wind Than Hail

    Why Major Hail Storms Commonly Turn Out to be More Wind Than Hail
    Note: This guest blog is by Lewis O’Leary, who has served as both a forensic investigator and restoration contractor since Hurricane Camille (1969). He has a degree in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Architecture, is the…
  • Aug 19

    Iowa Appellate Court Upholds Appraisal Award For Insured

    Iowa Appellate Court Upholds Appraisal Award For Insured
    Recently the Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the district court and upheld an approximate $1.4 million dollar appraisal award entered for the Walnut Creek Townhome Association.1 Walnut Creek’s thirty-six buildings had been damaged by a…
  • Aug 18

    Colorado Statutory Bad Faith: Doubling Down On An Insurer’s Unreasonable Delay Or Denial

    Colorado Statutory Bad Faith: Doubling Down On An Insurer’s Unreasonable Delay Or Denial
    In August 2008, Colorado created a statutory bad faith claim of action for first-party policyholders not only separate and distinct from a claim for common law bad faith breach of an insurance contract, but establishes a much more reasonable…
Rank this Week: 878

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 20

    Symbols and Distraction

    Symbols and Distraction
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies comments on the announcement by the White House that it would expand the U.S. prison at Guantanamo. Margulies describes the role that Guantanamo has taken on—including its extremely high…
  • Aug 16

    It’s an Either-Or Question: Trump or Decency

    It’s an Either-Or Question: Trump or Decency
    Marci A. Hamilton, a professor and resident senior fellow in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, minces no words in criticizing President Trump’s taking sides with neo-Nazis and supporters of the KKK. Hamilton…
  • Aug 15

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb explains the meaning behind an Alabama law governing minors who wish to have an abortion but are unable or unwilling to get their parents’ consent. Colb argues that the law was correctly…
Rank this Week: 770

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Aug 20

    Balancing the Best Interests of Children with Religious, Contract, and Individual Right

    Balancing the Best Interests of Children with Religious, Contract, and Individual Right
    At times, a court must delicately balance the best interests of the children and their parents with contract rights, religious matters, ethical and social values, and constitutional principles and individual rights. That balance is remarkably…
  • Aug 14

    Travel Expenses Credit Against Child Support Reduced on Appeal

    Travel Expenses Credit Against Child Support Reduced on Appeal
    In its July 5, 2017 decision in Decillis v. Decillis, the Appellate Division, Second Department, recognized, but significantly reduced a credit against a formula child support obligation for the father’s extraordinary visitation travel…
  • Jul 30

    Considering Potential Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Divorce

    Considering Potential Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Divorce
    If you were fortunate enough to buy stock in Apple Inc. in early 2009, you might have paid $13 per share. It’s now worth $150. If you’re getting a divorce holding Apple shares with a substantially lower-than-market cost basis, you…
Rank this Week: 976

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 20

    When working notice just doesn’t work

    When working notice just doesn’t work
    by Jacqueline Gant For employers shutting down operations, providing working notice is often the best way to reduce severance amounts owed. Except when it’s not. In McLeod v. 1274458 Ontario Inc., an Ontario court confirmed that working…
  • Aug 13

    Genetic information is off limits!

    Genetic information is off limits!
    by Michael Adams Medical examinations of future and present employees are commonly required by Canadian employers in order to verify a person’s capacity to do the work. However, since May 2017, federally regulated employers can no…
  • Aug 6

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine In a number of Canadian jurisdictions, when conducting a collective dismissal or mass termination, an employer will have significant obligations that include giving increased notice of the collective…
Rank this Week: 765

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 850

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 994

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 20

    ISDS in the New NAFTA

    ISDS in the New NAFTA
    This is from Inside US Trade: U.S. negotiators are considering a new approach to the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism featuring an opt-in clause that would allow each of the three NAFTA countries to decide whether to…
  • Aug 18

    NAFTA / WTO Conflict

    NAFTA / WTO Conflict
    This is from Inside US Trade: U.S. NAFTA negotiators are expected to push a proposal backed by Florida-based producers that would allow seasonal growers to qualify as the domestic industry in trade remedy cases despite not representing 51…
  • Aug 17

    Free Trade AND Free College-Why Not? The case for a centrist Democratic POTUS candidate who's also anti-establishment

    Free Trade AND Free College-Why Not? The case for a centrist Democratic POTUS candidate who's also anti-establishment
    (This post was inspired in some ways by Damon Linker's insightful writing about the current US political scene and in other ways by Edward Luce). Most of my political and economic ideas and ideals line up with the progressive movement...
Rank this Week: 793

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    How to avoid injury from the insults and firebombs in court and beyond

    How to avoid injury from the insults and firebombs in court and beyond
    How does one avoid injury from the insults and firebombs in court and beyond? The story goes that one day a small bird tried landing on the palm of a t'ai chi ch'uan master. However, the t'ai chi master made his hand go so soft and…
  • Aug 19

    You may always decline being sprayed in court with proverbial prune juice and diarrhea

    You may always decline being sprayed in court with proverbial prune juice and diarrhea
    Each day in court is filled with experiences from fragrant flowers to fetid feces. You may always decline being sprayed with proverbial prune juice and diarrhea. Some people absolutely adore prunes, whether dried, stewed, or as juice. (Prunes…
  • Aug 18

    Virginia’s drug chemist lab is more backlogged than ever before

    Virginia’s drug chemist lab is more backlogged than ever before
    Virginia's government drug chemist lab is more backlogged than ever before, as confirmed in its August 16, 2017, memorandum here  That trend does not seem like it will be reversing any time soon. The post Virginia’s drug…
Rank this Week: 876

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 913

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 19

    Staying Safe and Having Fun at the Chicago Air and Water Show

    Staying Safe and Having Fun at the Chicago Air and Water Show
    August 19-20, Shell Oil Products and the City of Chicago will be hosting the 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach. It is considered the largest free show of its kind in the United States and will feature a variety…
  • Aug 18

    $100,000 Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by a Distracted Driver

    $100,000 Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by a Distracted Driver
    Recently, a woman was attempting to cross the street, but a driver, who had become distracted in the stalled traffic tried to make a left turn and struck the pedestrian on her left side. This caused her to fly forward three feet and land…
  • Aug 16

    Roller Coaster Safety Tip

    Roller Coaster Safety Tip
    Although roller coasters are fun and thrilling, they can also be very dangerous. In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on August 16, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of roller coaster safety tips. By following these tips, you can…
Rank this Week: 940

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://www.badfaithblog.net/
  • Aug 18

    Michigan Supreme Court: UTPA Penalty Interest Proper for Untimely UIM Benefit Payment

    Michigan Supreme Court: UTPA Penalty Interest Proper for Untimely UIM Benefit Payment
    Summary: Insured injured in a car accident claimed underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits because the adverse driver was insufficiently insured. The insured asked the court to assess penalty interest under the Uniform Trade Practices Act (UTPA)…
  • Aug 7

    Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Provides Partial Relief to Comp Carrier

    Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Provides Partial Relief to Comp Carrier
    Summary: Toby Thornton filed a lawsuit against his employer’s insurer, American Interstate Insurance, alleging common law bad faith for denying his claim for permanent and total disability (PTD) and his request for partial commutation…
  • Jul 31

    Homeowner’s Beware: Read Your Insurance Contract or Lose

    Homeowner’s Beware: Read Your Insurance Contract or Lose
    Summary: Jack and Carolyn Brockway filed suit against Allstate after it denied coverage for losses plaintiffs suffered after a theft at their home. The plaintiffs filed claims immediately following the theft which Allstate denied more than…
Rank this Week: 894

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    Google Chrome Requiring SSL for Websites in Incognito Mode

    Google Chrome Requiring SSL for Websites in Incognito Mode
    SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology for encrypting your website traffic. Learn more about SSL certificates and why it's important to upgrade to SSL. Categories: PaperStreet The post Google Chrome Requiring SSL for Websites in…
  • Aug 16

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold dot Comm Award

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold dot Comm Award
    PaperStreet is proud to announce that our design for Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP won a Gold dot Comm Award! This international competition recognizes only the highest quality creative work. Categories: PaperStreet The post…
  • Aug 15

    5 Best Practices for Conversion Driven Law Firm Website

    5 Best Practices for Conversion Driven Law Firm Website
    If your website is not engaging visitors, then the traffic coming to your website is wasted. As a result, we have outlined our 5 best practices to help drive conversions and generate more revenue for your law firm. Categories:…
Rank this Week: 871

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 885

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently granted in part and denied in part a mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss a borrower’s claim that the servicing transfer notice supposedly violated the federal…
  • Aug 17

    6th Cir. Holds Debtors Could Compel Abandonment of Home If Little Equity Available

    6th Cir. Holds Debtors Could Compel Abandonment of Home If Little Equity Available
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a bankruptcy court’s order granting the debtors’ motion to compel the trustee to abandon their home as property of the estate because it had little equity and thus…
  • Aug 15

    11th Cir. Holds TCPA Allows Partial Revocation of Consent

    11th Cir. Holds TCPA Allows Partial Revocation of Consent
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held the Telephone Consumer Protection Act permits a consumer to partially revoke her consent to be called by means of an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”), and…
Rank this Week: 952

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 971