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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: 811

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
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween
    Ann Robl What do you consider a work-appropriate Halloween costume? If you work at Intellectual Property Law firm Dunlap Codding, it’s a Halloween Design Patent! Congrats to Lori…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 812

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 2

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee
    The question of whether or not a franchisor is a joint employer of the workers at a franchisee’s location was at the heart of a class action lawsuit in California. In the federal case, the judge ruled that a franchisor could be held…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
  • Nov 18

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce
    We regularly receive requests to explain the process of litigation, which we always communicate (using dialog NOT monologue) to prospective clients during our initial consultation. We hope you will find our lawsuit synopsis helpful.....
Rank this Week: 813

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/
  • Dec 8

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    No, even in this digital age, paper is not dead!. The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
  • Dec 8

    5 Legal Self-Defense Mistakes You Must Avoid

    5 Legal Self-Defense Mistakes You Must Avoid
    The United States recognizes individuals’ rights to self-defense. However, using a claim of self-defense to protect yourself legally is not an ironclad strategy. A useful (if not technically accurate) way to think about a self-defense…
  • Dec 7

    5 Reasons To Find A Good Lawyer Before You Need One

    5 Reasons To Find A Good Lawyer Before You Need One
    A DUI or traffic arrest can find anyone facing an arrest or criminal charges, often in situations that may have been difficult to anticipate. Knowing where to turn in order to find legal guidance, assistance and formal representation in…
Rank this Week: 814

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: 815

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

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

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 816

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 16

    Quizlet

    Quizlet
    Final exams are right around the corner! Check out Quizlet to help you with your studies. Quizlet is a free app that offers flash cards to help you memorize vocab words, Latin phrases, torts definitions, and much more! Sign up ……
  • Nov 10

    Five Keys for Acing Your Exam

    Five Keys for Acing Your Exam
    Law Students – Five Keys for Acing Your Exams by the founder of LegalJob.com, Adam Gropper It has been said that law school does not prepare one for the actual practice of law.  In some ways that is true.  However, ……
  • Nov 1

    Fall Back!

    Fall Back!
    Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed this Saturday, November, 5, 2016. Daylight Savings Time ends officially Sunday at 2 am.
Rank this Week: 817

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Dec 8

    Maryland to Modernize Procurement Law

    Maryland to Modernize Procurement Law
    Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, as chair of the Commission to Modernize State Procurement, released a report outlining a Continued on Next Page
  • Dec 8

    Alabama Ethics Commission Suspends Controversial Ethics Opinion

    Alabama Ethics Commission Suspends Controversial Ethics Opinion
    The Alabama Ethics Commission (AEC) has suspended the implementation of an advisory opinion released in September. The controversial opinion expanded Continued on Next Page
  • Dec 8

    Lawsuit Filed Challenging Missouri Campaign Finance Change

    Lawsuit Filed Challenging Missouri Campaign Finance Change
    The Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives filed suit Wednesday morning in federal district court challenging changes to campaign finance laws Continued on Next Page
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

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: 820

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: 821

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Nov 20

    “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave…When First We Practice To Deceive”

    “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave…When First We Practice To Deceive”
    Walter Scott’s epic words quoted above are a good guide for all of us; especially for attorneys. In what would appear to be a perfectly ridiculous way to lose a law license, New York City attorney James A. Robbins has been disbarred…
  • Nov 17

    They’re Coming Our Of The Woodwork For A Piece Of Prince’s Estate

    They’re Coming Our Of The Woodwork For A Piece Of Prince’s Estate
    There is nothing like the death of a wealthy celebrity who dies without a will to bring scads of would-be relatives out of the woodwork, each claiming to be a long-lost brother, sister, cousin, etc. Loren Barr’s Trust and Estate Blog…
  • Nov 6

    Will Drafting Requires Choosing The Right Words –Something You Should Have A Lawyer Do For You

    Will Drafting Requires Choosing The Right Words –Something You Should Have A Lawyer Do For You
    Just about anyone who can navigate the web can find a template for a do it yourself will. After all, why go to a lawyer to draft your will when you can figure out how to do it yourself for free? Your lawblogger has long contended with the…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Nov 20

    Common Distracted Driving Myth

    Common Distracted Driving Myth
    It comes as no surprise that many serious motor vehicle accidents are the result of distracted driving.  Yet there continues to be many misconceptions about what pulls drivers’ attention from the roadway.  The National Safety…
  • Nov 15

    Lane-Drift Accidents Often Linked to Drowsiness, Drug Abuse

    Lane-Drift Accidents Often Linked to Drowsiness, Drug Abuse
    Many accidents that are caused when a vehicle veers out of its lane and hits another car are believed to be the result of motorists being sleep deprived, driving under the influence alcohol or drugs, or suffering a serious medical condition.…
  • Oct 31

    Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia

    Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia
    Georgia’s laws clearly define eligibility criteria for a wrongful death claim. The laws also define the statute of limitations for filing a claim and allow for several different types of damages to be recovered. Under Georgia law, the…
Rank this Week: 823

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: 824

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/
  • Dec 8

    Two Key Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Federal Rule Change

    Two Key Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Federal Rule Change
    On December 1, 2016, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) took effect.  While at first glance, the changes may not seem dramatic, but changes such as…
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
Rank this Week: 825

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    FLORIDA VOTERS IN FAVOR OF MARIJUANA

    FLORIDA VOTERS IN FAVOR OF MARIJUANA
    FLORIDA AMENDMENT #2 TO EXPAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA GETS 71.3% OF VOTES Florida voters took to the polls on November 8, 2016, this last Tuesday to decide the heated political race for the white house.  In Florida, as in many states, there…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Division upholds retaliation findings in SDHR case, but with low damage

    Appellate Division upholds retaliation findings in SDHR case, but with low damage
    We all know about the EEOC, the federal agency that investigates and tries to resolve employment discrimination cases. Less well-known is the State Division of Human Rights, the EEOC's counterpart in New York State. Some people file with the…
  • Nov 30

    Police directive to leave the building in a certain way does not violate Constitution

    Police directive to leave the building in a certain way does not violate Constitution
    The police arrested plaintiff's designated driver and told him to leave his friend's apartment and to leave the neighborhood. They even told him to walk a different direction down the street. When he followed the police's directive, plaintiff…
  • Nov 23

    Sexual harassment against inmate may violate the Constitution

    Sexual harassment against inmate may violate the Constitution
    You can't just smack the inmates around. The Constitution forbids it. The inmate in this case filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, which dismissed the case because the judge said he alleged isolated but "despicable" incidents…
Rank this Week: 827

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: 828

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: 829

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: 830

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • Dec 7

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.
    I came across a New York Times article the other day with the above title.  I didn’t have to read the article to know it was true; having worked as a New York car accident lawyer for more that two decades, I have personally…
  • Dec 7

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.

    Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps.
    I came across a New York Times article the other day with the above title.  I didn’t have to read the article to know it was true; having worked as a New York car accident lawyer for more that two decades, I have personally…
  • Nov 12

    Can you be held liable in New York for texting to a driver who then crashes into another vehicle while reading your text?

    Can you be held liable in New York for texting to a driver who then crashes into another vehicle while reading your text?
    I blogged sometime ago about a New Jersey case where a Court found that someone sending a text to someone else who he knows is driving can be held liable — along with the driver — for the resulting crash and injuries caused to…
Rank this Week: 832

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/
  • Nov 27

    Suing But Not Because it was Not a Green Building

    Suing But Not Because it was Not a Green Building
    With the maturation of the green building industrial complex it has become clear there is no more or additional liability associated with constructing a green building versus a similar non green structure. But, the claims that have resulted…
  • Nov 20

    Verdant Checked Cannabis is Coming

    Verdant Checked Cannabis is Coming
    Nearly one quarter of U.S. residents now live in states that allow the recreational use of cannabis. While we all have been focused on the Presidential election results, cannabis law reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was on…
  • Nov 13

    False Advertising Claims over Net Zero and LEED Certified Home

    False Advertising Claims over Net Zero and LEED Certified Home
    Homebuyers are making claims of false advertising over “Net Zero LEED certified” houses in midtown Sacramento – that may be neither. The website for the architect on the project, today still says, “2500 R Street…
Rank this Week: 833

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Wells Fargo Using Forced Arbitration to Kill Sham Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Using Forced Arbitration to Kill Sham Account Lawsuit
    In the wake of Wells Fargo’s most recent scandal, in which the financial firm was caught red-handed creating two million fraudulent accounts by customers, the bank promised it would clean up its act. It promised to change its practices…
  • Dec 5

    Reports: New Treasury Secretary Oversaw “Foreclosure Machine”

    Reports: New Treasury Secretary Oversaw “Foreclosure Machine”
    The Miami foreclosure defense lawyers at Jacobs Keeley have not been shy with criticism of the current presidential administration, in particular with regards to a failure to hold big banks and executives accountable for their central role in…
  • Nov 16

    Warren Takes Trump to Task for “Selling Out” Americans With Transition Team Pick

    Warren Takes Trump to Task for “Selling Out” Americans With Transition Team Pick
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, in an open letter to U.S. president-elect Donald J. Trump, takes aim at the new administration’s transition team, packed with corporate insiders and lobbyists.  In her letter, Warren said if…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 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

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 837

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: 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…
Rank this Week: 839

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 25

    Consent Order May Provide Relief for Chase Bank Debt

    Consent Order May Provide Relief for Chase Bank Debt
    In 2015, Chase bank entered into a consent order in response to accusations from 47 Attorney Generals that Chase had committed several acts of systematic wrong-doing in its attempt to collect and sell debt, you can read more about it here.…
  • Oct 25

    Sued By National Collegiate Student Loan Trust? Some Basic Information

    Sued By National Collegiate Student Loan Trust? Some Basic Information
    What connection does this "trust" have to my student loan? These trusts are not lenders or guarantors. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust is a trust, or series of trusts, that contain private student loans packaged and sold as investment…
  • Oct 24

    Carefully Drafted Motions Provide Leverage when Disputing Wage Garnishment

    Carefully Drafted Motions Provide Leverage when Disputing Wage Garnishment
    A client contacted us after she received a wage garnishment stemming from a judgment that had been obtained against her by LVNV Funding. The judgment was obtained in 2007 for about $6,000 and had rose to more than $11,000 in 2016 when the…
Rank this Week: 840

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: 841

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/
  • Dec 8

    First Marijuana Debit Payment App Allows Ease of Legal Transaction

    First Marijuana Debit Payment App Allows Ease of Legal Transaction
    One of the greatest difficulties for the marijuana industry – since its beginning – was a lack of access to banking. Federal statutes defining marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic have meant that banks agreeing to handle a marijuana…
  • Dec 6

    Study: Marijuana May Benefit Addicts, Mental Illne

    Study: Marijuana May Benefit Addicts, Mental Illne
    Increasingly, marijuana research is proving to us the many ways in which this drug can be a benefit to those struggling with various medical ailments.  As legal access to marijuana has expanded in recent years, with 28 states now…
  • Dec 4

    More States Approve Medical Marijuana, DEA Still Refuses to Acknowledge Benefit

    More States Approve Medical Marijuana, DEA Still Refuses to Acknowledge Benefit
    As it stands now following the most recent election, more than half the states in the U.S. – 28 – now have legalized marijuana use for those with certain medical conditions.  Still, this has yet to change the hard line stance…
Rank this Week: 842

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: 843

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

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/
  • Dec 6

    The Unwed Father’s Fight to Protect His Right

    The Unwed Father’s Fight to Protect His Right
    In Florida, the mere establishment of paternity does not create rights for the biological father. Fla. Stat. 742.10 provides that paternity can be established by the filing with the Clerk of Court of an affidavit of paternity signed by both…
  • Nov 16

    Court Ordered Parent and Child Communication

    Court Ordered Parent and Child Communication
    The changing times allow for a change in an approach how parents can engage, interact, and build relationships with their children. It seems as if we live in a world where many children have a cellphone, laptop, and/or tablet device capable…
  • Nov 13

    The Differences Between Florida Timesharing and Florida Parental Responsibility

    The Differences Between Florida Timesharing and Florida Parental Responsibility
    Florida child custody laws require certain provisions and allocations to be listed in each child custody final order. These provisions related to the upbringing of the child, they contain rights of the child, responsibility, and timesharing…
Rank this Week: 845

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Dec 8

    #The3Llife: Suggested Methods for Studying

    #The3Llife: Suggested Methods for Studying
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy Whether we like it or not, finals are here. Hopefully you have been studying and keeping up on your outlines throughout the semester.  Also, I hope that you have figured out…
  • Dec 7

    #The2Llife: WE CAN DO THIS!

    #The2Llife: WE CAN DO THIS!
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law Here we are: finals are upon us! WE CAN DO THIS! As 2Ls, at the end of this finals season is a huge milestone: being halfway done with law school! For me, time has […]
  • Dec 6

    #The1Llife: The Final Countdown

    #The1Llife: The Final Countdown
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law The moment is finally here! It’s crunch time. Congratulations on a semester full of learning, working harder than you could image and making new friends and connections at each…
Rank this Week: 846

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: 847

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: 848

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Dec 3

    New Sheriff in Town Declares Bail System Unconstitutional

    New Sheriff in Town Declares Bail System Unconstitutional
    This past September the Texas Fair Defense Project, the law firm of Susan Godfrey (Houston), and the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, Equal Justice Under Law, filed a class action civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in…
  • Dec 3

    Racism and Human Indifference Leads to Unnecessary Jail Death

    Racism and Human Indifference Leads to Unnecessary Jail Death
    Sandra Bland was arrested for a minor traffic violation by a Texas state trooper in Waller County in July 2015. She was placed in the county jail. Three days later she was found hanging in her jail cell. This past… The post Racism and…
  • Nov 28

    Trump’s Fraud Allegations Don’t Stop at Trump U

    Trump&rsquo;s Fraud Allegations Don&rsquo;t Stop at Trump U
    Had our country elected Hillary Clinton, it would have made history. She would have been the first female president ever in the United States.   However, by electing Donald Trump, the country faced another moment in history: the first…
Rank this Week: 849

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: 850

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: 851

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 6

    Iowa Disbands Forfeiture Team; Settles Lawsuit from Poker Player

    Iowa Disbands Forfeiture Team; Settles Lawsuit from Poker Player
    Back in 2014 I mentioned (in passing) that two poker players had $100,000 seized while simply driving across Iowa on their way home to California. The Iowa Department of Public Safety (the state highway patrol) had a dedicated team on…
  • Dec 6

    IRS Appeals Implements Stupid Policy of Not Sending Initial Contact Letter

    IRS Appeals Implements Stupid Policy of Not Sending Initial Contact Letter
    I have a client who filed a Tax Court petition in late September. She is disputing additional tax from an Automated Underreporting Unit (AUR) notice. She didn’t respond to the initial AUR notice, so the way to resolve this is to file a…
  • Dec 5

    Nominations Due for 2016 Tax Offender of the Year

    Nominations Due for 2016 Tax Offender of the Year
    In a little less than a month it will be time to reveal this year’s winner of the prestigious “Tax Offender of the Year” award. Remember, To be considered for the Tax Offender of the Year award, the individual (or…
Rank this Week: 852

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: 853

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: 854

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/
Rank this Week: 856