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State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Sep 23

    Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting

    Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting
    The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 33rd Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Michael Hall of Texas Monthly for…
  • Sep 23

    Scams Continue to Target Texas Attorney

    Scams Continue to Target Texas Attorney
    Update: 9/23/16: A San Antonio lawyer has notified the State Bar of Texas that he received a fraudulent check as part of an attempted scam. View the fraudulent check and scam letter. Update 2/26/16: We received a report about another…
  • Sep 22

    Texas Court of Criminal Appeals celebrates 125 year

    Texas Court of Criminal Appeals celebrates 125 year
    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals celebrated its 125-year anniversary with a celebration in its courtroom on Thursday. “For a moment, consider what it was like in 1891,” Presiding Judge Sharon Keller said, listing off the…
Rank this Week: 811

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 812

novalawcity

novalawcity

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

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

    Novalawcity is moving!

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

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

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

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 813

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 21

    Banned Books Week: Stand Up for Your Right to Read!

    Banned Books Week: Stand Up for Your Right to Read!
      On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., Professor Bryan H. Wildenthal will deliver a talk about The History of Intellectual Freedom in the United States at San Diego’s Public Central Library (just a block south of TJSL), as…
  • Aug 31

    Digitization of Harvard Case Law Library Will Show Court Patterns and Trend

    Digitization of Harvard Case Law Library Will Show Court Patterns and Trend
    Digitization of Harvard Case Law Library Will Show Court Patterns and Trends by Senior Writer for the ABA Journal, Stephanie Francis Ward The Harvard Law School library has approximately 40 million pages of case law, which is currently being…
  • Aug 22

    Feel Confident that Your Legal Research is Complete

    Feel Confident that Your Legal Research is Complete
    Feel Confident that Your Legal Research is Complete by Family Law and Estate Planning attorney, Jeremy Byellin One of the worst experiences as an attorney is realizing that a vital authority is missing from your legal argument.  Your…
Rank this Week: 814

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Oct 5

    My unconsciously biased address book

    My unconsciously biased address book
    The 20% problemEarlier this year, I cleaned up my contacts and became interested in what the gender split would look like for my address book. Not only was it no better than my Twitter experiment from last year, the numbers were exactly the…
  • Oct 1

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network
    A month or so ago, I got to wondering whether there was any way to determine the gender of my LinkedIn network. Surprisingly, LinkedIn doesn't even ask for gender on sign-up, so I couldn't just pull the info directly from LinkedIn. And I…
  • Dec 4

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo
    A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s photos. 50,000 digital photos spanning more than a decade — scattered across multiple computers, phones, cameras, and hard drives. It…
Rank this Week: 815

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 816

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Sep 26

    US Releases Rules for Self-Driving Car

    US Releases Rules for Self-Driving Car
    In a front-page story, the Washington Post reports Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx released a “long-awaited policy paper” that lays out rules for self-driving cars. The Post characterizes the plan as intending…
  • Sep 23

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Oh The Irony: These 33 Hilariously Ironic Photos Really Happened The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
  • Sep 22

    GM Requests Year-Long Extension for Recall of Vehicles with Takata Airbag

    GM Requests Year-Long Extension for Recall of Vehicles with Takata Airbag
    Bloomberg News reports that General Motors is requesting that NHTSA “delay by a year the mandatory recall of almost 1 million vehicles with airbags made by Takata Corp., saying the designated models have not been shown to carry the…
Rank this Week: 817

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

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

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

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

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

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

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

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 818

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

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

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

    Sweet potatoe

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

    Getting back to blogging

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

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 819

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
  • Sep 1

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO
    Genni Ellis Derivations came on the patent scene via the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.1…
Rank this Week: 820

Orange County Criminal Lawyers…

Orange County Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery

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

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist

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

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    City officials recently extended a ban on Anaheim medical marijuana dispensaries as leaders try to figure out how legal challenges to California's law will play out, The Orange County Register reports.
Rank this Week: 821

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

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

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

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

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

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

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

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 822

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.braininjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Apr 24

    A mother, tired from having worked all day, got stressed out when her seven-month old son woke

    A mother, tired from having worked all day, got stressed out when her seven-month old son woke
    After the child expired, a CAT scan and retina exam was conducted on the child and the doctors concluded that the bleeding in the brain had resulted in the presence of bruises in the child’s brain. The doctors wrote their opinions on…
  • Apr 24

    A mother, tired from having worked all day, got stressed out when her seven-month old son woke

    A mother, tired from having worked all day, got stressed out when her seven-month old son woke
    After the child expired, a CAT scan and retina exam was conducted on the child and the doctors concluded that the bleeding in the brain had resulted in the presence of bruises in the child’s brain. The doctors wrote their opinions on…
  • Jan 3

    Heart Care is at the Center of Case at Staten Island Hospital

    Heart Care is at the Center of Case at Staten Island Hospital
    An old woman, 95 years of age, is a patient at a certain Staten island hospital. On 9 June 1998, she became comatose, cyanotic and unresponsive after she became disconnected from her ventilator machine. An employee of the hospital heard the…
Rank this Week: 823

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

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

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

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

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

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

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

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 824

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 26

    Voting is a Right and a Responsibility

    Voting is a Right and a Responsibility
    Voting is one of the most basic civil actions Americans can take. Our ability to vote in an election is Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 26

    We’re on Our Way to #SLGR16

    We’re on Our Way to #SLGR16
    Say hello to our team at the 2016 State and Local Government Relations Conference!   Follow the conference conversations on Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 26

    Changes to Austin, Texas, Lobbying Law Effective June 1, 2017

    Changes to Austin, Texas, Lobbying Law Effective June 1, 2017
    On September 22, an ordinance revising the lobbying law for the city of Austin, Texas, was approved by the City Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 825

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Even Mild Brain Injury Can Mean Long-Term Health Consequences for Children

    Even Mild Brain Injury Can Mean Long-Term Health Consequences for Children
    Children who suffer even a mild brain injury like a concussion can suffer long-term health consequences that may be evident for years after the injury. According to a new study that was conducted in Sweden, young people who have suffered even…
  • Aug 17

    Dram Shop Laws in Georgia: What You Should know

    Dram Shop Laws in Georgia: What You Should know
    In addition to the at-fault driver, it is possible to hold other people or entities responsible for injuries caused in a drunk driving accident.  Under Georgia’s dram shop laws, sellers and servers of alcohol can be sued for…
  • Aug 15

    Ignition Interlock Devices Reduce Traffic Accident Fatalities by 15%

    Ignition Interlock Devices Reduce Traffic Accident Fatalities by 15%
    Ignition interlock devices that prevent drivers who have alcohol in their systems from operating a motor vehicle can help reduce the rate of traffic accident fatalities by as much as 15%. Those are the results of a new study by researchers at…
Rank this Week: 826

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 827

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Disability discrimination case fails after 2d Circuit examines what is a "disability"

    Disability discrimination case fails after 2d Circuit examines what is a &quot;disability&quot;
    This case asks the Court of Appeals to find that plaintiffs may challenge a school district's special education program that places too many students into non‐credit bearing courses intended for students at risk of not meeting state…
  • Sep 23

    Establishment Clause claim stymied by standing objection

    Establishment Clause claim stymied by standing objection
    I have said it before and I'll say it again. Constitutional "standing" principles can rip the fun out of a lawsuit. We see that again in this case that alleges a Rockland County school district was allegedly in violation of the Establishment…
  • Sep 21

    JP Morgan retaliation case goes to trial

    JP Morgan retaliation case goes to trial
    This plaintiff sued JP Morgan Chase for retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act because she was fired one week after she blew the whistle on what she reasonably thought was illegal activity. The case was dismissed on a motion for summary…
Rank this Week: 828

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
  • Feb 19

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day
    As Justice Scalia''s body lies in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court this morning, my eye was caught by the first headline in today's Employment Law 360.The headline and lead:5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil…
  • Oct 21

    40 Years at the Bar

    40 Years at the Bar
    I can’t honestly say what I anticipated 40 years ago today when I came to Austin to be sworn in as a member of the Texas state bar. But it is unlikely that I could have anticipated all the twists and turns, both professionally and…
Rank this Week: 829

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTION EXAM INVALIDATED

    CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTION EXAM INVALIDATED
    PENDING PROMOTIONS PLACED ON HOLD The content of the most recent promotional exam administered to the approximately 70 Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies striving to make the rank of sergeant or lieutenant may have been leaked in…
  • Jun 3

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS
    Students Arrested Were 17, 18 and 19 Years of Age, Dodged a Sex Crime According to a report, three male students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville were arrested in April for having sex with a female student on school grounds. …
  • Jun 3

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS
    Students Arrested Were 17, 18 and 19 Years of Age, Dodged a Sex Crime According to a report, three male students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville were arrested in April for having sex with a female student on school grounds. …
Rank this Week: 831

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?
    It sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it?  After all, self-driving cars represent innovative progress in technology, and patents are intended “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited…
  • Sep 8

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property
    As everyone knows, in June, the United Kingdom passed the BREXIT referendum (driven by British voters), voting to exit the European Union.  What affect does BREXIT have on intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the…
  • Sep 1

    NO ICE, PLEASE!

    NO ICE, PLEASE!
    By Audrey Millemann California’s unfair competition and consumer protection laws protect consumers from false representations about products or services.  These laws include the Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code…
Rank this Week: 830

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.
    For at least five years, Wells Fargo was engaged in a practice of secretly opening some 2 million phony credit card and deposit accounts in an effort to put multiple banking products in customers’ hands. That kind of growth strategy was…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
Rank this Week: 832

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Sep 23

    Secret Safety Tip for Left-Turning Vehicles: Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Reveals.

    Secret Safety Tip for Left-Turning Vehicles: Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Reveals.
    Ok, maybe “secret” is not the right word, but I am always surprised by the vast number of people who don’t know this simple safety tip.  Here it is (drum roll please):  When waiting to turn left at a red light or…
  • Sep 15

    The Dangers of “Pokemon Go”. Will the Makers of this Game Face Liability Suits?

    The Dangers of “Pokemon Go”. Will the Makers of this Game Face Liability Suits?
    This summer, a 28 year-old man was driving along Owasco Street in Auburn, New York when, for no apparent reason, he drove off the road and smashed into a tree.  When the police arrived on the scene and interviewed him, they learned what…
  • Sep 8

    Powerful Anti-Texting-While-Driving Video Goes Viral

    Powerful Anti-Texting-While-Driving Video Goes Viral
    Here is a powerful new video to show your friends and family that will — we hope — convince them to never, ever text-and-drive again: Keep safe! Continue Reading The post Powerful Anti-Texting-While-Driving Video Goes Viral…
Rank this Week: 833

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Sep 25

    You Must Register your LEED v2009 project by Halloween

    You Must Register your LEED v2009 project by Halloween
    Halloween activities often include carving pumpkins into jack o lanterns and trick or treating in costume, and this year on All Hallows’ Eve you should be registering your LEED project. The end is near. October 31, 2016 is the last day…
  • Sep 18

    Cannabis Cultivation has Growing Environmental Implication

    Cannabis Cultivation has Growing Environmental Implication
    Cannabis cultivation is not new, but beginning in the 1990s when states began to legalize medical marijuana and recently as state laws evolved, decriminalizing and legalizing recreational use of cannabis, the burgeoning industry has brought…
  • Sep 11

    PACE Bill Due in Baltimore City

    PACE Bill Due in Baltimore City
    A public hearing is scheduled tomorrow on a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program ordinance in Baltimore City. I have been quoted saying that PACE “could be bigger than anything in U.S. real estate since the invention of…
Rank this Week: 834

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 835

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

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

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 836

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

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

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

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 837

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 838

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Dec 15

    UPDATED: Legal Research Reports: Japan: Interpretations of Article 9 of the Constitution

    UPDATED: Legal Research Reports: Japan: Interpretations of Article 9 of the Constitution
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Japan: Interpretations of Article 9 of the Constitution. One of the distinctive features of Japan’s current Constitution is its embrace of pacifism. In article 9 of the…
  • Dec 15

    Legal Research Reports: Japan: Article 9 of the Constitution

    Legal Research Reports: Japan: Article 9 of the Constitution
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Japan: Article 9 of the Constitution. Although from the mid-1980s until recently, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (known as the PKK) was the major insurgent opponent of…
  • Dec 10

    Legal Research Reports: Turkey: Recent Developments in National and Public Security Law

    Legal Research Reports: Turkey: Recent Developments in National and Public Security Law
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Turkey: Recent Developments in National and Public Security Law. In March 2015, Turkey’s Parliament passed two major “package” laws, many of whose…
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Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

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

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

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

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

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

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

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
Rank this Week: 840

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 841

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 26

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 843

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

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

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

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

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

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

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

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 842

Mediation Channel

Mediation Channel

Information, news, and commentary on mediation, negotiation, law, and conflict management. By Diane Levin.

http://mediationchannel.com
  • Jul 9

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact
    In 1770, in his historic defense of British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians, John Adams told the jury in his summation:
  • Jul 9

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact
    In 1770, in his historic defense of British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians, John Adams told the jury in his summation: Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our…
  • May 13

    Resources online and beyond for the aspiring mediator

    Resources online and beyond for the aspiring mediator
    Greetings to regular readers, new visitors, and to the members of the Mediation Works Executive Mediation Training, with whom I have the pleasure of working this week.
Rank this Week: 844

Minnesota Lawyer Blog

Minnesota Lawyer Blog

Minnesota Lawyer Magazine's Blog, featuring Minnesota Legal News.

http://minnlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Is due process what looks bad?

    Is due process what looks bad?
    Those of you who are following news of judicial elections in other states may be interested to know that the U.S. Supreme Court last Friday accepted certiorari in the case of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, which I discussed here. The…
  • Nov 21

    Looking for a few (really) good attorney

    Looking for a few (really) good attorney
    Minnesota Lawyer is currently soliciting nominations for its annual "Attorneys of the Year" award. If you know of someone who had a really good year (or did a lot of good this year, for that matter), let us know about it. Click here for more…
  • Nov 21

    Civil right to counsel a hot topic in today's economy

    Civil right to counsel a hot topic in today's economy
    I attended a CLE yesterday where a Hennepin County judicial law clerk discussed the fact that more and more parties are choosing to represent themselves in court proceedings.
Rank this Week: 845

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Which Spouse Remains in the Home During the Pendency of a Florida Divorce?

    Which Spouse Remains in the Home During the Pendency of a Florida Divorce?
    “I can’t take this anymore, we must get a divorce!” “Well, I’m not leaving.” This dialogue, to the extent there is any dialogue at all, is common prior to and during a Florida divorce case otherwise known…
  • Nov 16

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida
    Adoption laws in Florida sometimes change due to cases that make their way through the court system. Adoptions are often a pleasant legal experience when everyone cooperates from the beginning, but that is not always the case. What results…
  • Nov 16

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida
    Adoption laws in Florida sometimes change due to cases that make their way through the court system. Adoptions are often a pleasant legal experience when everyone cooperates from the beginning, but that is not always the case. What results…
Rank this Week: 846

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Sep 22

    #The3Llife: Dive Into the MPRE

    #The3Llife: Dive Into the MPRE
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy The MPRE. The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. The pièce de résistance. 60 questions total. 10 unscored questions. Two hours. This test, while not as long…
  • Sep 21

    #The2Llife: Paying It Forward by Giving Back

    #The2Llife: Paying It Forward by Giving Back
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law Now that we’re high and mighty 2Ls, it may be easy (and also recommended/good for our mental health) to move on past 1L and put the whole experience behind us. However, we also have…
  • Sep 20

    #The1Llife: Schedule Fun!

    #The1Llife: Schedule Fun!
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law I know all of you OCD / type A’s out there are all about piecing together your schedule like a puzzle. It’s almost rewarding when things go according to your plan. Make a…
Rank this Week: 847

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • May 4

    Issaquah Legal Services’ Attorney Justin P. Walsh Selected as Rising Star for the Fourth Year in a Row

    Issaquah Legal Services’ Attorney Justin P. Walsh Selected as Rising Star for the Fourth Year in a Row
    Justin P. Walsh, principal attorney of Issaquah Legal Services, PLLC, has been selected as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers. No more than two and a half percent of Washington Attorneys are selected for this honor. This 2015 selection…
  • Apr 16

    WA Supreme Court: No Second Injury Fund Relief for Post-Pension Treatment

    WA Supreme Court: No Second Injury Fund Relief for Post-Pension Treatment
    Boeing v. DLI Here, the worker was exposed to some chemicals through the course of her career. She had a leg injury previously, but the combination of the leg injury and asthma from the exposure made her permanently disabled and she was…
  • Apr 15

    Avoiding Contractor Payment Pitfall

    Avoiding Contractor Payment Pitfall
    (Credit: Nina Matthews, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0) The other day, I was meeting with a client regarding a substantial sum that he had not been paid by one of his clients. Now, ordinarily, this would be an easy process for a contractor.…
Rank this Week: 848

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 849

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

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

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 850

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Family Diplomacy is Here!

    Family Diplomacy is Here!
    The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. is now Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm!  Please check out our new website at http://FamilyDiplomacy.com.  New blog posts will now be published…
  • Jul 19

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a…
  • Jul 11

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model
    Collaborative divorce has one simple requirement: The spouses must each retain attorneys who focus solely on helping them reach an agreement on all issues.  The collaborative attorneys are private problem-solving specialists, and they…
Rank this Week: 851

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Report: Legal Medical Pot User in Canada Denied U.S. Access for Life

    Report: Legal Medical Pot User in Canada Denied U.S. Access for Life
    All Matthew Harvey wanted to do was take his 3-year-old daughter on a special trip to Disneyland in California. However, the Canadian man’s hopes have been dashed after he was reportedly banned from the U.S. for life. According to…
  • Sep 23

    Former College Athlete Urges NCAA To Remove Pot From Banned Substance List

    Former College Athlete Urges NCAA To Remove Pot From Banned Substance List
    Treyous Jarrells played football from the time he was just a child. He endured hit after hit. There were concussions. There were torn ligaments and stretched muscles. The pain became chronic.  But he was chasing a dream. He landed a…
  • Sep 21

    Medical Marijuana Patients Denied Second Amendment Right

    Medical Marijuana Patients Denied Second Amendment Right
    The Second Amendment, which guarantees citizens’ right to keep and bear arms, is one of the more controversial in our U.S. Constitution. It’s been the source of much contention in our nation in recent years, but the fact remains:…
Rank this Week: 852

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 25

    California Cities Eye Netflix as a Revenue Source

    California Cities Eye Netflix as a Revenue Source
    “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.” — Russell B. Long The city of Pasadena, California (home of the Rose Bowl and annual Rose Parade) voted to expand their telecommunications tax to…
  • Sep 22

    As the Caesars Turn

    As the Caesars Turn
    There have been more developments in the Caesars bankruptcy. First, Caesars Entertainment said it is offering an additional $1.6 billion for junior creditors of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) in the contentious bankruptcy. The…
  • Sep 20

    A New Scam: Mailed “IRS” Notice

    A New Scam: Mailed “IRS” Notice
    Something else to be wary of: Imitation IRS notices. Today I saw an “IRS” notice that looked almost real. The notice had the normal headers, and the terminology was just about right. The notice was supposedly from the Austin…
Rank this Week: 855

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Sep 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal
    Professional objectors make a handsome living exploiting the flaws in class action rules, particularly regarding the objector’s right to appeal. While well-taken objections focus on deficiencies in a settlement that the court may have…
  • Sep 14

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire
    On August 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the statutory provisions requiring the prompt payment of final wages apply not only to employees who quit their employment, but also employees who retire. McLean v. State…
  • Sep 7

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement
    In Haskins v. Symantec Corp., No. 14-16141 (9th Cir. June 20, 2016) (slip op. available here), a three-page unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit came to the unremarkable conclusion that a plaintiff bringing fraudulent advertising claims…
Rank this Week: 853

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

    Having a policy isn’t always enough
    In the day job we advise many employers on the need to have their paperwork in order, to have a set of properly drafted employment documents such as contracts and a staff handbook. Having a policy in place for a given situation helps the…
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 854