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Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Eli Broad (1933- ) – Businessman & Philanthropist Graduating cum laude from Michigan State University, with a degree in accounting, Eli Broad went on to become the youngest Michigan resident to have attained the credentials of…
  • May 25

    How Do I Fund My Trust?

    How Do I Fund My Trust?
    In years past, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a tool to pass down the family fortune while avoiding estate taxes and retaining some degree of control over the assets held by the trust. Trusts have come a long way,…
  • May 20

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Dean G. Witter (1887-1969) – Businessman Dean Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In 1914, Witter partnered with Charles Blyth to found…
Rank this Week: 853

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Thoughts on Google's Fair Use Win in Oracle v. Google

    Thoughts on Google's Fair Use Win in Oracle v. Google
    It seems like I write a blog post about Oracle v. Google every two years. My last one was on May 9, 2014, so the time seems right (and a fair use jury verdict indicates now or never). It turns out that I really like what I said last time, so…
  • May 19

    Galasso & Schankerman on the Effect of Patent Invalidation on Subsequent Innovation by the Patentee

    Galasso & Schankerman on the Effect of Patent Invalidation on Subsequent Innovation by the Patentee
    In a paper previously featured on this blog, economists Alberto Galasso (Toronto School of Management) and Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics) pioneered the use of effectively random Federal Circuit panel assignments as an…
  • May 16

    Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript)

    Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript)
    Last weekend I was honored to give the keynote speech at the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court annual dinner held at the Supreme Court. It was a great time, and I met many judges, lawyers, clerks, and consultants that I had not met before. Several…
Rank this Week: 805

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Up Close and Personal: Individual CCO Liability – Part I by Tom Fox in FCPA Compliance & Ethics For when should a CCO have liability and should the…
  • May 26

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s new customer due diligence rule requires covered financial institutions to collect information on the significant beneficial owners of customers that are legal…
  • May 25

    Increasing the Threshold for Qualified Clients and Performance Fee

    Increasing the Threshold for Qualified Clients and Performance Fee
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed to increase the net worth threshold for “Qualified Clients” from $2 million to $2.1 million. Rule 205-3 currently requires “qualified clients” to have at least…
Rank this Week: 821

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-26
    We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace https://t.co/zc908CEHJ6 -> Big Data Analytics: Is Consent Required? https://t.co/j5qYQ93BN9 -> Maker of film critiquing Vancouver Aquarium wins right to appeal copyright…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25
    No settlement agreement by exchange of letters and emails Apotex Inc. v. Allergan 2016 FCA 155 2016 FCA 155 (CanLII) https://t.co/UnUYoelvmZ -> Contests & CASL https://t.co/DjRTYmQsfP -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24…
  • May 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24
    Google ruling puts Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law back in focus https://t.co/5t4y7nAFd7 -> Huge Oracle-Google legal battle over Java is now in the jury's hands https://t.co/5Sgf3s363f -> Pirate Bay's Domain…
Rank this Week: 838

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • May 27

    On this day, Supreme Court invalidates key FDR program

    On this day, Supreme Court invalidates key FDR program
    On May 28, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an important part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s NRA plan, symbolized by an iconic Blue Eagle logo.
  • May 27

    Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the Constitution

    Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the Constitution
    Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers questions about originalism, presidential primaries, Harvard final clubs, and more.
  • May 27

    Tracking the controversy over Judge Garland’s nomination

    Tracking the controversy over Judge Garland’s nomination
    Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the recent comments from legal experts about the impasse and ongoing controversy surrounding Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.
Rank this Week: 790

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 27

    Board Meeting: Ain’t Gonna Meet Itself

    Board Meeting: Ain’t Gonna Meet Itself
    In this 10-second video, Ehrlich from “Silicon Valley” has a board meeting that won’t meet itself: Happy Memorial Day! – Broc Romanek
  • May 26

    Auditor Independence: Unintended Consequences of “Loan Rule” Violation

    Auditor Independence: Unintended Consequences of “Loan Rule” Violation
    The disclosure in this Form 8-K filed by Invesco reflects a question posed to the Big 4 recently by the SEC Staff. This position by the SEC seems like it could ultimately impact clients of the Big 4 if a passive investor (eg. large bank)…
  • May 25

    Non-GAAP Measures: Are The New CDIs Kosher?

    Non-GAAP Measures: Are The New CDIs Kosher?
    The first thing I need to note is that I have moved up the date of our webcast – “Non-GAAP Disclosures: What Is Permissible?” – to Thursday, June 9th at 11 am eastern. Meredith Cross has joined the all-star panel too.…
Rank this Week: 785

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • May 27

    Can an employee go out for a beer while on intermittent FMLA leave?

    Can an employee go out for a beer while on intermittent FMLA leave?
    This post seems timely, seeing as most of your employees claiming a Friday-of-Memorial-Day-Weekend migraine are going to do this anyway. Kidding, I’m not that jaded. (You guys; however, I’m not so sure)… No, I’m…
  • May 26

    By the power of Title VII! Woman called “He-Man” loses gender-bias claim

    By the power of Title VII! Woman called “He-Man” loses gender-bias claim
    Look, no one forced you to read this. Or click on that video. Hey, happy Thursday to you from The Employer Handbook. Now, with 100% fewer penis trees. (Yeah, sorry about that. If you got yesterday’s post via email, the free stock image…
  • May 25

    Got disability-leave questions? Two greats have your FMLA/ADA HR answers.

    Got disability-leave questions? Two greats have your FMLA/ADA HR answers.
    Folks, if I were on a deserted island with no wi-fi, but just enough battery power and 4G LTE signal to stream one compliance webinar — welcome to deserted dork island — I’m tuning in to EEOC’s New Resource…
Rank this Week: 818

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    NFL Accused of Influencing Government Study of Brain Injurie

    NFL Accused of Influencing Government Study of Brain Injurie
    Research is continuing into the study of brain injuries and resulting brain damage in athletes, particularly football players.  The NFL has been known to be uncooperative, but a new congressional study reveals that the NFL went further…
  • May 25

    Fatal Accidents in Iowa for May 26, 2016

    Fatal Accidents in Iowa for May 26, 2016
    Two Killed in Accident Near Mississippi River Bridge in Scott CountyAngela Quinn, 43, and Aaron Quinn, 47, both of Albia, were killed on Monday, May 9th in an accident that occurred around 3:18 pm. The accident occurred near a construction…
  • May 24

    Fatal Accidents in Iowa for May 25, 2016

    Fatal Accidents in Iowa for May 25, 2016
    Two Killed in Accident Near Mississippi River Bridge in Scott CountyAngela Quinn, 43, and Aaron Quinn, 47, both of Albia, were killed on Monday, May 9th in an accident that occurred around 3:18 pm. The accident occurred near a construction…
Rank this Week: 835

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 27

    Aging - The Older We Get, The Longer The Recovery

    Aging - The Older We Get, The Longer The Recovery
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 27

    Surface Phone? Why Would We Want One?

    Surface Phone? Why Would We Want One?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 27

    #FridayMyths - Malware Can't Infect Mac

    #FridayMyths - Malware Can't Infect Mac
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 897

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: The Housing and Planning Bill and the Immigration Bill have now received the Royal Assent and are now the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016. We take a quick look at them here The…
  • May 26

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis considers Iceland…) Politicians………………………. I’m writing this with Radio 4 on in the background and there is an…
  • May 25

    Can new tenants sue a landlord for compensation if the existing tenants refuse to leave?

    Can new tenants sue a landlord for compensation if the existing tenants refuse to leave?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic from Andrew (not his real name) who is a tenant I have signed 12-month tenancy agreement.  The day before we were due to move in the landlord informs us that the…
Rank this Week: 830

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 866

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
Rank this Week: 885

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers boat accidents, motorcycle accident, and nursing home abuse in Arkansas. By Pfeifer Law Firm.

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

    Why you should be concerned about taking the drug called Xarelto.

    Why you should be concerned about taking the drug called Xarelto.
    Taking Xarelto, a drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical, can be deadly. If you have taken the drug Xarelto and experienced internal bleeding, you should contact your doctor and talk to him or her about your symptoms.  Janssen…
  • May 9

    Would you know what to do if your vehicle was submerged in water and sinking?

    Would you know what to do if your vehicle was submerged in water and sinking?
    This is a post I hope you will never have to put into action.  Would you know what to do if you found yourself inside of a vehicle surrounded with water and your vehicle was sinking?   I recently saw a video of a car that had…
  • Apr 28

    Thirty fatalities are caused each day in the US….that are 100% avoidable.

    Thirty fatalities are caused each day in the US….that are 100% avoidable.
    These fatalities happen because a driver chooses to drive while intoxicated.   A senseless, avoidable act. Research tells us that an average person will metabolize one 12-ounce beer and one 5-ounce glass of wine  in one…
Rank this Week: 788

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 26

    India Considering Auctioning Bilateral Rights?

    India Considering Auctioning Bilateral Rights?
    The Modi government in India has been developing a new aviation policy, and while public release of the proposal was thought to be imminent, reports today suggest the release date may have been postponed. The plans are rumored to include...
  • May 25

    DePaul Alumnus Quoted in NY Times Drone Story

    DePaul Alumnus Quoted in NY Times Drone Story
    Today's New York Times reports on the increasing number of small businesses offering drone-related services. In addition to providing examples of specific companies such as HoneyComb, which provides drone-operated agricultural monitoring, the…
  • May 17

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?
    While air traffic control privatization was the en vogue idea for reforming U.S. aviation policy for most of the past year, developments over the past few weeks have shifted attention to the growing problem of airport security lines as the...
Rank this Week: 856

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • May 26

    Design-Build Contractors Get Ready to Go Back to School

    Design-Build Contractors Get Ready to Go Back to School
    For bid requests issued on or after July 1, 2016, California school districts, with approval of their governing board, may procure design-build contracts for projects in excess of $1M, awarding the contract to either the low bid or the…
  • May 25

    Ready, Set: Time to Add Ready-Mixed Concrete to “Public Works” Definition

    Ready, Set: Time to Add Ready-Mixed Concrete to “Public Works” Definition
    Public works contracts awarded on or after July 1, 2016 will be subject to the more expansive definition of public works added by California Assembly Bill 219 (Daly). For purposes of Article 2 of California’s Labor Code, commencing with…
  • May 24

    Cybersecurity Changes Are Rolling In With Waves of Legislation

    Cybersecurity Changes Are Rolling In With Waves of Legislation
    In A New Cybersecurity Regime and a New Regulation to Mandate Secure Information Systems for Government Contractors, my colleague Travis Mullaney and I discuss Congress’ recent enactment of a wave of legislation to address ongoing…
Rank this Week: 792

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/
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 846

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Man Avoids Probation Violation For Driving Under OVI Suspension

    Man Avoids Probation Violation For Driving Under OVI Suspension
    Some time ago, an Ohio man in his mid-60’s, was convicted of driving under the influence, which included being sentenced to probation and having his license suspended. However, before his suspension period ended, the man was driving…
  • May 24

    Man in Licking County Preserves His Gun Rights After Domestic Violence Charge

    Man in Licking County Preserves His Gun Rights After Domestic Violence Charge
    The defense attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates understand that incidents involving domestic violence charges are very distressing. It was no different for a married man and loving father in Licking County, Ohio when he was charged…
  • May 23

    Live Streaming Criminal Act

    Live Streaming Criminal Act
    Most everyone has heard a story about someone making incriminating posts on social media. A story like that of Dustin Rittgers, who last December posted a Facebook video of himself driving drunk and was eventually arrested while still on the…
Rank this Week: 845

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and premises liability. By Lee Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 873

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 887

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • May 25

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for July 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for July 2016
    As you all know June 2016 is horrible for India F4 family category and EB2 category. We have tried to analyze the possibilities to actually give you a perspective what we can expect in the next month. Please watch the video and share it.
  • May 23

    Lawsuit Seeks Transparency in H-1B Lottery Proce

    Lawsuit Seeks Transparency in H-1B Lottery Proce
    Washington D.C. – The American Immigration Council (Council) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have teamed up on a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…
  • May 19

    Egypt Air disappearance and the implication on immigration

    Egypt Air disappearance and the implication on immigration
    According to Reuters “An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from…
Rank this Week: 770

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • May 25

    Donald Trump says U.S. law against foreign bribes is horrible law

    Donald Trump says U.S. law against foreign bribes is horrible law
    A federal law called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits U.S. companies for paying foreign officials or their families in order to obtain contracts with foreign nations.  Back in 2012, long before his current presidential…
  • May 24

    Settlement near in Government’s $1.8 billion against LifeCare Medicare fraud case

    Settlement near in Government’s $1.8 billion against LifeCare Medicare fraud case
    A settlement may be close in the federal government’s closely watched False Claims Act case against Cleveland, Tn.-based Life Care Centers of America. Attorneys have asked Chattanooga Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to put a 30-day…
  • May 22

    Lending Club gets Dept. of Justice subpoena — loans sold to investment bank under scrutiny

    Lending Club gets Dept. of Justice subpoena — loans sold to investment bank under scrutiny
    The Lending Club, which connects small borrows to individual and institutional lenders has fallen under heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice and others.  It was revealed last week that the company received a subpoena from the…
Rank this Week: 841

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 25

    The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in PA – What Does it Mean for Employer Provided Insurance Coverage?

    The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in PA – What Does it Mean for Employer Provided Insurance Coverage?
    Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) was signed into law on April 17, 2016 and officially took effect last week. One of the questions we’ve been asked since the passage of the Act is: how will employer provided insurance…
  • May 24

    Constructive Discharge: Supreme Court Sets the Clock in Employees’ Favor

    Constructive Discharge: Supreme Court Sets the Clock in Employees’ Favor
    On May 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the filing period for constructive discharge claims, which can be filed pursuant to many different employment laws, begins to run upon an employee’s resignation as…
  • May 23

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
Rank this Week: 825

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 25

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection
    ­­Buffalo Business First recently published an article about how 3-D printing has changed the world of patent protection. Vin & Justin Kloss served as guest columnists for the article, so we will break that down into 5 things that…
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
  • Apr 11

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent
    Inventors, Tom and Claudia Salerno of Safe to Grow and creators of “Chair Locks” answer important questions that relate to every inventor when looking to patent. •What is the name of business and where are you located? Safe…
Rank this Week: 882

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby
    Based on allegations in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby will face trial for sexual assault.  According to an article in the Washington Post, the criminal judge in Cosby’s case issued a ruling that the prosecutors in his case had enough…
  • May 18

    Orange Park resident arrested on Clay County sex battery and computer harassment charge

    Orange Park resident arrested on Clay County sex battery and computer harassment charge
    A man from Clay County has been accused of raping an incapacitated woman and subsequently posting pictures of the woman online.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the man knew the woman before the alleged incident,…
  • May 10

    Drug sweep operation in Nassau County results in twenty nine arrest

    Drug sweep operation in Nassau County results in twenty nine arrest
    Nassau County Sheriff’s Office recently launched a campaign to bust people for selling and possessing drugs in Fernandina Beach, Yulee and Hilliard.  According to a report in The Florida Times Union, “Operation…
Rank this Week: 900

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • May 25

    What Is Acquaintance Rape? Is It Prosecuted Differently?

    What Is Acquaintance Rape? Is It Prosecuted Differently?
    Acquaintance Rape Laws in Texas In the state of Texas, the crime of rape is legally known as sexual assault. A person who engages in any type of sexual contact or intercourse with another person without that person’s consent may be…
  • May 18

    4 Types of Sex Crimes and Their Consequence

    4 Types of Sex Crimes and Their Consequence
    Types of Sex Crimes in Texas A sex crime is a certain type of criminal offense that includes some sexual component. This sexual component usually involves a crime that involves the sexual act or which involves the sexual organs or genitals of…
  • May 11

    Improper Photography: Taking Pictures Without Consent

    Improper Photography: Taking Pictures Without Consent
    Texas Laws on Improper Photography It’s safe to say that modern technology has made many people into amateur photographers. Whether they are snapping selfies or taking a video in a public place, nearly everyone has instant access to…
Rank this Week: 806

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Prince Appears to Be Guilty of One of the Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    Prince Appears to Be Guilty of One of the Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    There are four primary mistakes that individuals make with regard to their planning and it appears that the late artist Prince, could have been guilty of one of them. These include: • Having no will • Forgetting to plan ahead for…
  • May 18

    I Am Concerned That My Family Might Contest My Will. How Can I Avoid This?

    I Am Concerned That My Family Might Contest My Will. How Can I Avoid This?
    Many individuals who are going through the process of putting together their estate planning are doing so not just because they are concerned about outlining their wishes clearly, but also so that they can help family members avoid arguments…
  • May 11

    Baby Boomers Must Be Aware of the Number One Estate Planning Issue Impacting Their Generation

    Baby Boomers Must Be Aware of the Number One Estate Planning Issue Impacting Their Generation
    Most people are familiar with the basic tenets of estate planning and understand their benefit. Estate planning, however, is not only about what happens to your assets after you pass away. Instead, it is also about how you plan for your own…
Rank this Week: 858

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 812

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 24

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer
    In defending Facebook against government scrutiny by invoking First Amendment rights, we’ve overlooked the legal consequences for CDA 230 and risk constitutionalizing the web.   In the wake of recent reporting of Facebook’s…
  • May 24

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act
    The Email Privacy Act is moving forward in the Senate.  S.356, which currently has 28 cosponsors, would require a warrant for stored content -- essentially codifying current law and practice over the last six years. The House passed H.R.…
  • May 23

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment
    The Facebook Trending Topics controversy has been analyzed from many angles, but there's been virtually no attention paid to the single most troubling aspect of the story: a Senate inquiry into Facebook's editorial decision-making process. My…
Rank this Week: 826

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 24

    LOS ANGELES CAR CRASH CLOSES NEW L.A. METRO EXPO LINE

    LOS ANGELES CAR CRASH CLOSES NEW L.A. METRO EXPO LINE
    The new Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Line was suddenly and unexpectedly closed yesterday morning, when a Toyota car crashed through a fence and over the Expo’s light rail tracks at Exposition Boulevard,…
  • May 20

    UCLA MEDICAL CENTER & CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER PATIENTS’ FOUND IN “IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY” AFTER MEDICAL SCOPE SUPERBUG OUTBREAK

    UCLA MEDICAL CENTER & CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER PATIENTS’ FOUND IN “IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY” AFTER MEDICAL SCOPE SUPERBUG OUTBREAK
    California State Health Inspectors from the Department of Public Health in 2015 found two leading California hospitals in violation of numerous safety requirements that appeared to put their patients in “immediate jeopardy”. …
  • May 5

    NEW CALIFORNIA TOBACCO LAW RAISES AGE LIMIT TO 21

    NEW CALIFORNIA TOBACCO LAW RAISES AGE LIMIT TO 21
    On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed various new bills which became law, including one that will raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21 years of age, another that will restrict the use of electronic…
Rank this Week: 779

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • May 24

    Who Gets the Dog?

    Who Gets the Dog?
    Divorce can become even more stressful when pets are involved and both parties are attached. While many people feel as though their pets are part of the family, the law doesn’t see it that way. In a divorce, a dispute over a pet is not…
  • May 23

    Questions to ask your partner before you get married

    Questions to ask your partner before you get married
    Getting engaged is an extremely happy time for any couple.  The act of showing off the ring (and for millennials posting hundreds of pictures of the ring to various social media accounts) fills a bride-to-be with an amazing sense of…
  • May 19

    I Don’t: What happens to the engagement ring when the engagement is broken off?

    I Don’t: What happens to the engagement ring when the engagement is broken off?
    “Will you marry me?” Once that special question is popped, generally it is followed up with that beautiful, but expensive diamond ring placed on her finger. So what happens to the ring when the wedding doesn’t happen?…
Rank this Week: 783

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take
    Here are some quick takes to catch you up on a bunch of recent developments. Rounding Time to the Quarter HourThe Ninth Circuit upheld a neutral policy under which an employer rounded time to the nearest quarter-hour. The time clock system…
  • May 17

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But
    The U.S. DOL is only (substantially) increasing the salary test for the time being. That's right. No changes to the duties tests for now.Unless Congress acts (and overrides a veto I'm sure would be coming), the base salary for an exempt…
  • Apr 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
Rank this Week: 849

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 828

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 22

    The Blame Game Is Still Being Played

    The Blame Game Is Still Being Played
    In the spring of 2008, months before Lehman Brothers became the largest bankruptcy in US history and the world as we knew it went to hell in a hand basket, I wrote a post about a Wall Street Journal editorial...
  • May 15

    De Novos: A Recipe For Success or Heartburn?

    De Novos: A Recipe For Success or Heartburn?
    Long time community bank attorney (and former FDIC Regional Counsel) Jeff Gerrish created his recipe for cooking up a new bank charter. The number one ingredient is cash, and plenty of it. Because FDIC policy is that de novos need...
  • May 8

    Fourth Corner: Staying Power or Sampling The Product?

    Fourth Corner: Staying Power or Sampling The Product?
    When last we checked in January on the trials and tribulations of Fourth Corner Credit Union, a state-chartered Colorado credit union formed to provide financial services to the marijuana industry, the credit union had been denied an…
Rank this Week: 799

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • May 22

    Hunter Pyle to speak about Workers’ Rights at Swiss Conference

    Hunter Pyle to speak about Workers’ Rights at Swiss Conference
    I will be speaking at two conferences in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 27 and 27, 2016, along with a colleague, Todd Jackson, of Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow.  We have been invited by a Swiss attorney and law professor, Bettina…
  • May 19

    Article III Standing and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Article III Standing and the U.S. Supreme Court
    One of the big picture struggles playing out in federal courts is how much injury a plaintiff must suffer in order to have standing to sue under Article III of the U.S. Constitution.  This issue is important because many laws provide…
  • May 19

    Representative Evidence May Be Used to Prove Class Action Wage Claim

    Representative Evidence May Be Used to Prove Class Action Wage Claim
    In a case of national importance, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers could use representative or statistical evidence to prove their claims for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Tyson Foods, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 823

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Brings Action to Recover Money from Defendant’s Default Under Commercial Credit Line

    Plaintiff Brings Action to Recover Money from Defendant’s Default Under Commercial Credit Line
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, in this action by plaintiff to recover monies based upon the default of defendants under a commercial line of credit and a concurrently executed personal guaranty, plaintiff moves, pursuant to CPLR 3212,…
  • May 21

    Court Decides Effect of Divestiture of AT&T Stock

    Court Decides Effect of Divestiture of AT&T Stock
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, this is the first New York decision to consider the effect of the recent AT & T divestiture on a bequest of AT & T stock. This is a proceeding brought by co-administratrix, for a construction of…
  • May 20

    Motion Brought to Change the Domicile of the Decedent

    Motion Brought to Change the Domicile of the Decedent
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, a motion has been brought before this court to determine whether a domicile of the decedent was changed from New York State to Texas. The facts indicate that on July 5, 1983, the decedent, signed a Power of…
Rank this Week: 803

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 899

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 860

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/
Rank this Week: 771

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
Rank this Week: 889

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • May 20

    The Flipped Classroom in Action

    The Flipped Classroom in Action
    Are you interested in the idea of the Flipped Classroom, but unsure how it works, or what it actually means? In this video, produced with the assistance of students from my Evidence law class from 2015, I break down how...
  • May 16

    Blogging Update

    Blogging Update
    Things have been slow with grades coming in and last minute wrap-up issues related to convocation. So stay tuned. Hopefully, next week things will pick up!
  • May 7

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis Symposium - Part Two

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis Symposium - Part Two
    Day two of the University of Chicago Law School's Symposium on Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis began with Professor Lawrence Solum's talk on "Originalist Methodology." Professor Solum argued that originalist methodology…
Rank this Week: 867

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

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

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New
    Welcome news for developers of small sites. Following the government’s successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago (click here to go to our previous…
  • May 18

    Building Around a Tenant

    Building Around a Tenant
    How much redevelopment and refurbishment work can a landlord do when it has a tenant in occupation? The recent case of Timothy Taylor Limited v Mayfair House Corporation provides a useful reminder of the obligations owed by landlords to…
  • May 17

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update
    Several counties in Pennsylvania are conducting countywide property reassessments. This update provides status changes for Washington, Blair and Lancaster Counties, along with a set of important deadlines and basic assessment appeal…
Rank this Week: 759

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • May 19

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation
    In April of last year Governor Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history in order to address the prolonged California drought crisis. That order directed the State Water Resources Control…
  • May 17

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Esencia Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Esencia is a brand new master planned community located in Rancho Mission Viejo.…
  • May 10

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Country Road is a planned community situated over 35 acres within the City of…
Rank this Week: 809

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

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

    DOL Makes Last-Minute Tweaks to New Overtime Exemption Rule

    DOL Makes Last-Minute Tweaks to New Overtime Exemption Rule
    In March 2014, President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Labor to revise its aging rules governing overtime pay for white collar employees.  The Department solicited comments from the public on an earlier…
  • May 10

    Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express: The Reasonable Accommodation of an Employee’s Family

    Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express: The Reasonable Accommodation of an Employee’s Family
    In Luis Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, the California Court of Appeal held that California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) – which requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees with…
  • May 9

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – Coming to a Federal Court Near You

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – Coming to a Federal Court Near You
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “DTSA”), the first of its kind at the federal level, has been passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Now, the DTSA merely awaits President Obama’s expected…
Rank this Week: 796

West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car and ATV accidents. By the Wolfe Law Firm.

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

    Reducing Liability for Opioid Addiction in West Virginia

    Reducing Liability for Opioid Addiction in West Virginia
    News media across the country have been chronicling the consistent rise in opioid use and addiction throughout the United States over the last few years. Whether due to health issues, economic struggles, or general malaise among the…
  • May 11

    Uncovering Medical Errors in West Virginia and Throughout the Country

    Uncovering Medical Errors in West Virginia and Throughout the Country
    Every day, thousands of Americans place their lives and their trust in the hands of the medical professionals who advise them, treat them, and operate on them. We take for granted that doctors and nurses are trained professionals with years…
  • Apr 22

    Limitations on the Presentation of Evidence in West Virginia Negligence Cases – Sneberger v. Morrison

    Limitations on the Presentation of Evidence in West Virginia Negligence Cases – Sneberger v. Morrison
    It is no small secret that courts throughout the country struggle to keep litigation moving forward in a time-efficient manner and to reduce backlogs of cases and disputes yet to be resolved.  Many litigants now wait years to have their…
Rank this Week: 815

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 760