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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 581

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Check Your Arbitration Clause: Sixth Circuit Draws Distinction Between “Arising Under” and “Related to”

    Check Your Arbitration Clause: Sixth Circuit Draws Distinction Between “Arising Under” and “Related to”
    Siding with the Fifth, Ninth and Second (unpublished) Circuits in a longstanding circuit split, the Sixth Circuit in United States ex rel. Paige v. BAE Sys. Tech. recently distinguished between disputes “arising…
  • Jul 30

    Oral Argument Postponed in Detroit Bankruptcy Appeal

    Oral Argument Postponed in Detroit Bankruptcy Appeal
    As we expected might happen in light of the Court’s previous order, the parties in the Detroit bankruptcy appeal agreed to postpone oral argument.  In a letter to the parties, however, Judge Gibbons wrote that the appeals…
  • Jul 29

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Exclusion of Expert Testimony

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Exclusion of Expert Testimony
    A divided panel of the Sixth Circuit held today in Lee v. Smith & Wesson Corp. that a district court abused its discretion in excluding testimony from the plaintiff’s expert that contradicted the injured plaintiff’s own…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Jul 31

    Drug Makers Paid to Attend Meetings of FDA Advisory Panel

    Drug Makers Paid to Attend Meetings of FDA Advisory Panel
    The Washington Post reported that major pharmaceutical companies funded a “scientific panel that shaped the federal government’s policy for testing the safety and effectiveness of painkillers.” The drug makers…
  • Jul 30

    Texas Supporters of Texting Ban Say Statistics Underestimate Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Texas Supporters of Texting Ban Say Statistics Underestimate Dangers of Distracted Driving
    I have written many times about the hazards of distracted driving. Texas has tried to pass state-wide bans, but has never gotten past Governor Perry. The Dallas Morning News recently ran an article that asserts that cell phone use or texting…
  • Jul 29

    Safety Tips When Using Hand Tool

    Safety Tips When Using Hand Tool
    There is nowhere I won’t search to find information for you. These safety tips for working with hand tools are from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. What are some basic tips when using hand…
Rank this Week: 536

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 27

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 63

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 31

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying “K Street’s power duo going global” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Under Contract” in The Hill. Arkansas: Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special legislative session for Thursday, July 31. The session will convene at Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Business Bottom Line” in The Hill. “New GOP whip hires retail lobbyist for leadership Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 371

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jul 31

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Data Retention Regulations 2014 The Judicial Appointments and Discipline (Addition of Office) Order 2014 The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 The Green Deal (Qualifying Energy Improvements)…
  • Jul 31

    Supreme Court calls time on Greek yoghurt food fight – The Lawyer

    Supreme Court calls time on Greek yoghurt food fight – The Lawyer
    ‘The Supreme Court has sided with the makers of Total yoghurt, Fage, in refusing US rival Chobani permission to appeal the definition of Greek yoghurt.’ Full story The Lawyer, 30th July 2014 Source: www.thelawyer.com
  • Jul 31

    Kanu v Southwark London Borough Council – WLR Daily

    Kanu v Southwark London Borough Council – WLR Daily
    Kanu v Southwark London Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ 1085;  [2014] WLR (D) 344 ‘Where an applicant with a disability sought housing assistance as homeless, section 149(1) of the Equality Act 2010 did not require a…
Rank this Week: 4

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Coveted SFL "Bump"!

    The Coveted SFL "Bump"!
    Do you care what some anonymous blogger thinks about our judicial races?I certainly don't.But if you do, read on:Alright kids, here are our picks --Miami-Dade County Court Judge: Group 19 - Rachel DOOLEY Group 36 - Nuria SAENZ Miami…
  • Jul 30

    3d DCA Watch -- Lucky Seven Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Lucky Seven Edition!
    My eyes are boggling -- are there really seven(!) civil opinions out of the nine released this week? What eager beavers the Resplendently Robed Ones have been, hard at work crafting written utterances for the unwashed (legal) masses.But…
  • Jul 29

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!
    Huge win for truth, justice, and the American way (not the massive fraud part):The case was tried before a jury, which returned a verdict for Coquina. The district court subsequently denied TD Bank’s renewed motion for judgment as a…
Rank this Week: 198

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 31

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act
    The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ exam priorities include issues arising from the continuing convergence of the broker-dealer and investment adviser professions. Other OCIE priorities include…
  • Jul 30

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel
    The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued guidance regarding supervisory liability that may arise under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning the role and duties of chief compliance officers and other legal and…
  • Jul 29

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue
    The SEC’s Enforcement Division will shift resources to some dormant and some new areas of possible noncompliance. “Old reliables” will include activities surrounding investment advisers, such as the perpetration of fraud and…
Rank this Week: 442

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 31

    AALS Call For Papers: The Higher Education Act At 50

    AALS Call For Papers: The Higher Education Act At 50
    The AALS Section on Education Law is soliciting papers analyzing current legal problems relating to the Higher Education Act of 1965, including its amendments, past and future. The author of the selected paper will be invited to join the…
  • Jul 31

    Valparaiso Law Seeks Two Tenure Track Faculty - Business/Contracts And Externship Director

    Valparaiso Law Seeks Two Tenure Track Faculty - Business/Contracts And Externship Director
    This just in from the folks at Valpo: VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (VULS) is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position with someone interested in teaching contracts and business courses. Applications from entry level and…
  • Jul 31

    Western State Law Seeks A Dean

    Western State Law Seeks A Dean
    Western State College of Law at Argosy University is seeking a new Dean of the College and Vice Chancellor of the University. For more details, see this position announcement.
Rank this Week: 80

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion
    Attorneys handling insurance cases will run into situations dealing with "loss of use" claims. The Waco Court of Appeals issued an opinion in June of 2014, that is worth reading. The style of the case is, American Alternative…
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners Policy And Fire

    Homeowners Policy And Fire
    Insurance law attorneys will one day see a claim wherein the insurance company is denying a fire loss by asserting that the fire was the result of arson by the homeowner. The Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] issued an...
  • Jul 27

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation
    Texas insurance law lawyers need to be able to calculate how the Prompt Payment Act when calculating damages. A 2008, Fort Worth Court of Appeals case is good to read for guidance. The style of the case is, GuideOne Lloyds...
Rank this Week: 788

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congress and The Ironic Right to Sue

    Congress and The Ironic Right to Sue
    There’s a fine line between irony and hypocrisy. I’m not sure our political leaders in Congress understand either one. But at least that makes for some fine comedy! You may have heard that right before going on vacation, the…
  • Jul 28

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It
    Do you think Congress really cares about those who serve in the military? I’m of several minds here. First the good news. Over the weekend, “House and Senate negotiators reached agreement … on a legislative package intended…
  • Jul 22

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity
    You may have heard about the unfortunate tweet(s) by actor Jason Biggs (and is subsequent apology), which makes reference to the recent troubles of Malaysia Airlines. Our blog today is also about these recent troubles, but on a topic no...
Rank this Week: 578

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 31

    Interview with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly – Global Legal Research Intern

    Interview with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly – Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate. Describe your background. I am from a small town called Kells in Co. Meath in Ireland. I have just completed my…
  • Jul 31

    Introducing the Indigenous Law Portal

    Introducing the Indigenous Law Portal
    At the recent American Association of Law Libraries Conference, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jolande Goldberg and I had an opportunity to unveil a new Indigenous Law Portal. The Indigenous Law Portal brings together collection materials from the Law…
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Niousha Riahi, an intern with the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I have just completed my L.L.B. degree at l’Université de…
Rank this Week: 392

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 31

    Blood Pressure Medication Benicar Can Have Serious Side Effect

    Blood Pressure Medication Benicar Can Have Serious Side Effect
    No drug is a good drug.  It is always better to live off medication rather than on medication. But some medical conditions demand medical attention and many times demand drug therapy to control the negative health condition present…
  • Jul 30

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    What an amazing day today actually is! What you say? It’s not my birthday! It’s not the 4th of July!  It’s not even National Send your Grandma a Hallmark Card Day! What is today? Today is National…
  • Jul 30

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
     Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of…
Rank this Week: 626

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    A Modern Censure Resolution

    A Modern Censure Resolution
    In 1834, the Senate passed a resolution censuring President Jackson for his "unconstitutional" decision to withdraw the Treasury's deposits from the Bank of the United States.  The Senate argued that Jackson's unilateral executive action…
  • Jul 24

    Don't Buy the Cooperative-Federalism-Makes-Halbig-Logical Argument

    Don't Buy the Cooperative-Federalism-Makes-Halbig-Logical Argument
          I had hoped to take a day off blogging about Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies cases), but I cannot allow another inaccurate narrative about ObamaCare to take hold. Over at Volokh, my friend Ilya…
  • Jul 24

    Halbig, King, and the Limits of Reasonable Legal Disagreement

    Halbig, King, and the Limits of Reasonable Legal Disagreement
    I participated in the debates over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although I thought the federal government had substantially stronger arguments on its side, I did not dismiss the arguments of those who disagreed…
Rank this Week: 269

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
Rank this Week: 412

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Baseball and TV

    Baseball and TV
    The Hollywood Reporter discusses what is happening now that an MLB arbitration panel has decided that the Washington Nationals should get fair market value for the broadcast rights to their games. More here, and here from the Washington Post.
  • Jul 31

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge
    Two former editors of the now shuttered tabloid News of the World are facing court dates. The Crown Prosecution Service is bringing charges against Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson for conspiracy it alleges they engaged in with former editor…
  • Jul 29

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV
    Three French TV networks have failed to obtain official approval to move some of their channels from pay to free television, after regulatory agency Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) said it thought the market for advertising was…
Rank this Week: 45

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 31

    Month in Review: June 2014: Part 1, The challenges of existing housing

    Month in Review: June 2014: Part 1, The challenges of existing housing
    By: David A. Smith In a century of cities, so much to do with housing happens not at the national level but in the city, and yet I was surprised to discover that every June post focused on a municipal-level issue, even if some of them are…
  • Jul 30

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 2, Reinventing the past

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 2, Reinventing the past
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As ViaTechnik, which asked me for an email interview (published on ViaTechnik’s blog; July 9, 2014), is primarily a technology and design firm, their initial questions dealt mainly…
  • Jul 29

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 1, Inventing the future

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 1, Inventing the future
    By: David A. Smith I dream of financial structures that never were, and hey … let’s underwrite ‘em When I was nineteen, and working as a bellhop at the Newagen Inn (which at the time was a spend-two-weeks .. sojourn), I…
Rank this Week: 494

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 249

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Jul 31

    Grandparents - Giving The Gift Of Higher Learning

    Grandparents - Giving The Gift Of Higher Learning
    It used to be normal for parents to pay for (or help pay for) the college education of their children, or for the children themselves to work their way through. However, the cost of a college education is now at an all-time high. Student…
  • Jul 30

    Does Death Kill Your Credit Card Debt?

    Does Death Kill Your Credit Card Debt?
    Have you been following any of the latest news stories about the crushing credit card debt owed by the typical American family? Yikes! It is no longer unusual for someone to have more credit card debt than assets.
  • Jul 29

    Goldilocks And ... The Revocable Living Trust

    Goldilocks And ... The Revocable Living Trust
    Revocable living trusts can solve many common estate planning problems. And, many folks (and their professional advisors) think they are a must-have, as evidenced by their popularity. Nevertheless, not everyone needs a revocable living trust…
Rank this Week: 828

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 76

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 31

    Parental Autonomy

    Parental Autonomy
    From the Atlantic: In South Carolina, a 46-year-old black woman has been arrested for letting her daughter play in a nearby park while trying to earn a living. "The mother, Debra Harrell, has been booked for unlawful conduct towards a...
  • Jul 30

    Biggest Divorce Case in London

    Biggest Divorce Case in London
    From Bloomberg: When Jamie Cooper-Hohn, the wife of the billionaire founder of The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, met Christopher Hohn at a dinner party while they were at Harvard University in the early 1990s, she asked what…
  • Jul 29

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From the New York Times: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children....
Rank this Week: 628

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    The Remedies Question Again

    The Remedies Question Again
    When I was a student my contracts teacher was Richard Fielding. He was as Socratic as he could be. I thing the first day he walked in and said: "Mr Harrison, What is my name." Ok, well not that Socratic...
  • Jul 30

    New in Print

    New in Print
    David Crump, Should the Commercial Landlord Have a Duty to Mitigate Damages after the Tenant Abandons? A Legal and Economic Analysis, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 187 (2014) Robert W. Emerson, Franchise Contract Interpretation: A Two-Standard…
  • Jul 30

    Valparaiso University Law School Is Hiring!

    Valparaiso University Law School Is Hiring!
    FULL TIME, TENURE TRACK VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (VULS) is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position with someone interested in teaching contracts and business courses. Applications from entry level and experienced teachers…
Rank this Week: 356

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Jul 31

    How Much Time Do I Have To Report A Work Injury In Pennsylvania- Workers Comp Attorney

    How Much Time Do I Have To Report A Work Injury In Pennsylvania- Workers Comp Attorney
    Question: I hurt my back at work a few months ago. I was working the night shift and I was with my supervisor when it happened. I told my supervisor immediately that I felt a real bad pain in my back when I lifted a box. He asked me if I…
  • Jul 30

    Gas Wells Leaking Methane For years—-DLP is Gas Drilling Rig Accident Law Firm

    Gas Wells Leaking Methane For years—-DLP is Gas Drilling Rig Accident Law Firm
    Amid Auditor General investigations and reports and recent concerns about the health effects of fracking, the Scranton Times reports today that at least five natural gas wells in Northeast Pennsylvania have been leaking methane gas for…
  • Jul 30

    Pa. Work Injury Must Occur In The Course and Scope Of Employment

    Pa. Work Injury Must Occur In The Course and Scope Of Employment
    In Pennsylvania, to establish a claim for workers compensation benefits, the injury must occur in the course and scope of employment. The Commonwealth Court addressed this issue in the case of Penn State University v. WCAB (Smith).…
Rank this Week: 133

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 56

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

Covers issues and trends in workers’ compensation law in North Carolina and throughout the United States. By the Jernigan Law Firm.

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Jul 31

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I passed through Customs after a trip to Europe this week and explained to the Customs official that I represented injured workers.  His first comment to…
  • Jul 14

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)
    In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more legislative changes, all imposed after 2010:        5.  …
  • Jul 10

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we immediately bought a forty-foot ladder because obviously we would be cleaning our own gutters and needed the biggest ladder possible to reach the roof. Our first attempt to use the ladder was…
Rank this Week: 750

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, July 31, 2014:Second charge against Toronto cop in Sammy Yatim shooting - Toronto StarRob Ford campaign video may have violated rules PM's former counsel won't face…
  • Jul 30

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 30, 2014:Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Connecticut Prison NightmareFootage shows Iowa sheriff’s deputies Tasing man at least 15 times before…
  • Jul 29

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014:Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bidOntario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned Online…
Rank this Week: 150

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Taking Job-Driven Training to Scale

    Taking Job-Driven Training to Scale
    Today's post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.govConnecting the right worker with the right job is key to our vision of opportunity for all. At the Labor Department, it’s how we’re working to help more…
  • Jul 30

    House Passes Wasserman Schultz Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Clarification Act: Protecting Jobs and Keeping Workers Covered

    House Passes Wasserman Schultz Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Clarification Act: Protecting Jobs and Keeping Workers Covered
    Washington, D.C.– The Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Clarification Act, introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), and passed by the House of Representatives today, reinstated congressional intent to ensure that…
  • Jul 30

    Verbal Assault: Threats Entitle Employee to Workers' Compensation

    Verbal Assault: Threats Entitle Employee to Workers' Compensation
    Verbal assault gives rise to a compensable event. Today's post is shared from courthousenews.comA New York man whose co-worker's angry husband threatened to kill him is entitled to workers' compensation benefits, a New York state appeals…
Rank this Week: 278

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: Good News for the Sage Grouse

    Blog Post: Good News for the Sage Grouse
    As we have written before, the Greater Sage Grouse is on the verge of extinction, likely due to habitat loss related oil and gas development. Prompted by litigation, the federal government finally issued an Emergency Order to protect the…
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Appliance Makers Get NYC Coolant Disposal Law Trimmed

    Blog Post: Appliance Makers Get NYC Coolant Disposal Law Trimmed
    A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated part of a New York City law making manufacturers responsible for recovering refrigerants from residential appliances, saying a state law preempts the city’s as it relates to chlorofluorocarbon…
  • Jul 29

    Blog Post: Toronto Trees: $7B In Health and Environment

    Blog Post: Toronto Trees: $7B In Health and Environment
    Toronto trees are worth an estimated $7 Billion, or about $700 per tree, according to a June 9, 2014, report from TD Economics. Toronto trees provide residents with over $80 million, or about $8 per tree, of environmental benefits and savings…
Rank this Week: 967

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jul 31

    Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety

    Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from scienceblogs.com You can’t get more of a big-picture perspective on a problem than by using a map of the globe. I also think being able to quantify a tragic…
  • Jul 28

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next
    Truck drivers have a remedy if fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. A recent award of over $100,000 to a truck driver who was fired for making a workers’ compensation claim illustrated the protection drivers have under…
  • Jul 24

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is…
Rank this Week: 583

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jul 31

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Thomas Chemmanur and Lei Kong, both of the Department of Finance at Boston College, and Karthik Krishnan of the Finance Group at Northeastern University. The quality of the top management…
  • Jul 31

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg; the complete publication, including…
  • Jul 30

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Dan Ryan, Chairman of the Financial Services Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is based on a PwC publication by Catherine Bromilow and John Morrow; the complete…
Rank this Week: 128

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Jamaican National convicted of Marriage Fraud

    Jamaican National convicted of Marriage Fraud
    On July 23, 2014, a 32 year old Jamaican national, Nerene Erica Harrison was convicted in Federal Court (Tampa, FL) of Marriage Fraud under U.S. Immigration Law. Robert Kenneth Scott Cruz, a U.S. citizen who pleaded guilty of the same charge,…
  • Jul 30

    Interactive Map: Where Unaccompanied Immigrant Children are finding temporary home

    Interactive Map: Where Unaccompanied Immigrant Children are finding temporary home
    USA Today has put together an interactive map of the United States (state by state) showing the number of unaccompanied immigrant children placed within individual states. They are using the data released by the U.S. Office of Refugee…
  • Jul 29

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Instructional Coordinator.” After reviewing an Employer’s…
Rank this Week: 610

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 31

    Quebec Employer’s Right to Waive Resignation Notice Decided by Supreme Court of Canada

    Quebec Employer’s Right to Waive Resignation Notice Decided by Supreme Court of Canada
    On July 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Quebec (Commission des normes du travail) v. Asphalte Desjardins inc., on the issue of whether an employer who receives a notice of termination from an employee can…
  • Jul 31

    Misconceptions About ODR Beckoning the End of Lawyer

    Misconceptions About ODR Beckoning the End of Lawyer
    As mentioned in a previous post, a few weeks ago, the Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory hosted a summer program aimed at demystifying the impacts of technology on conflict resolution in and out of the courtroom. Experts in the field shared…
  • Jul 30

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a…
Rank this Week: 49

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 31

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework
    There has certainly been no shortage of attention paid to cybersecurity issues over the past couple of years, and one thorny issue that has plagued lawmakers and others is how to you compel companies to improve their cybersecurity efforts…
  • Jul 30

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation
    Yesterday, the U.S, Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness released a set of recommendations for the SEC as the agency considers how to make disclosure more effective.  The report contains both near-term…
  • Jul 29

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?
    As we rapidly approach the August doldrums for capital markets activity, the good news is that 2014 has been a very strong year for the IPO market.  As noted in this Morrison & Foerster blog by Nilene Evans, we experienced the…
Rank this Week: 686

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 31

    News Roundup - July 31, 2014

    News Roundup - July 31, 2014
    CanadaJustice Minister Peter MacKay has decided Marc Nadon won’t have to repay salary, Ottawa CitizenCanadian electronic-intelligence agency intercepts private messages without judicial warrants, The Globe and MailB.C. government grants…
  • Jul 30

    BCSC finds Chinese lawyer guilty of insider trading

    BCSC finds Chinese lawyer guilty of insider trading
    The British Columbia Securities Commission has found a Chinese lawyer committed insider trading while working for Gowling Lafleuer Henderson LLP.Weiqing “Jane” Jin was found to have breached insider trading laws when she bought…
  • Jul 30

    News Roundup - July 30, 2014

    News Roundup - July 30, 2014
    CanadaStoney Nakoda invokes Supreme Court ruling complicating pipeline deal, The Globe and MailQuestions raised after First Nations leaders salaries disclosed under new transparency law, Toronto StarChinese hackers infiltrate National…
Rank this Week: 244

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 124

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 31

    M v B: Extraordinarily tragic

    M v B: Extraordinarily tragic
    A summary of M v B [2014] EWHC 2686 (Fam) - an application by the mother of a boy, now aged about nine and a half, for permission to remove him from living in England to live long term with her in Abu Dhabi."The case is an extraordinarily…
  • Jul 30

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?
    A message from Law Society president Andrew Caplen:video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
  • Jul 30

    The answer to everything

    The answer to everything
    Legal aid cuts have left family courts 'at breaking point' - The Guardian, 29th July 2014
Rank this Week: 473

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor
    One of the better programs run by the Connecticut Department of Labor that gets almost zero publicity is the “Shared Work” program.  For employers, it’s a useful tool when you’re dealing with a temporary slowdown…
  • Jul 29

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law
    With the dog days of summer firmly upon us, it’s a good time to catch up on some items that you might have put aside. One of those items is reviewing the new Connecticut laws that go into effect (mainly) later this year. Fortunately, my…
  • Jul 28

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”
    While you might think our department at Shipman & Goodwin LLP would be content to rest on just this blog, my fellow colleagues have actually been passing along tidbits for years in its quarterly Employment Law Letter publication. The…
Rank this Week: 129

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 170

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon
    Beth A. Colgan (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Paying for Gideon (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1929, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To protect the “noble ideal” that “every defendant...
  • Jul 30

    "Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare"

    "Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare"
    The story is at TalkLeft. In part: [Attorney]William Bloss said his client was wrongfully convicted based on the false testimony of a couple who claimed Ireland told them he committed the crime after the state offered a $20,000 reward for...
  • Jul 30

    "The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and anal cavity searches in New Mexico"

    "The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and anal cavity searches in New Mexico"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts the story from Reason TV.
Rank this Week: 117

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 31

    “Hackcess” to Delusion: Tech Won’t Do It

    “Hackcess” to Delusion: Tech Won’t Do It
    As the bar exam takers this week learned the hard way, technology’s promise isn’t always kept.  Sure, it’s shiny and, when it works, can serve as a tool that makes life a bit easier. But when it doesn’t, such…
  • Jul 31

    Snitch or Suffer

    Snitch or Suffer
    The United States Department of Justice has grown fat and lazy.  Way back when, G-men had to go out and make their cases, find evidence of crimes and get their criminal.  It was hard work,  Then, they figured out a really cool…
  • Jul 30

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye
    Via Radley Balko, the story of Roger Carlos’ beating in San Antonio reflects a disconnect from reality that ought to shame Police Chief William McManus into, at the very least, a tearful, heartfelt apology.  But no,…
Rank this Week: 44

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 397

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 31

    DOJ Sues PA State Police for Fitness Test

    DOJ Sues PA State Police for Fitness Test
    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Pennsylvania State Police. You can read the Complaint here.The police use a fitness test as part of their hiring process. The actual test is not clear from…
  • Jul 23

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!
    Wow, busy day for Obamacare yesterday. The big story is that a circuit split developed in the span of a few hours.The gist of the issue is that the Obamacare statute (aka "Affordable Care Act") authorizes the government to subsidize health…
  • Jul 21

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Earlier today, President Obama finally signed the executive order prohibiting workplace sexual orientation discrimination by the federal government and federal contractors. You can read the full text of the executive order here. Of interest:…
Rank this Week: 692

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Florida Personal Representatives are Required to Hire an Attorney

    Florida Personal Representatives are Required to Hire an Attorney
    When a loved on passes away and the decedent’s estate goes through the Florida formal probate administration, a Florida Personal Representative (PR) will be appointed. This PR may be named in the Will of the deceased. If the deceased…
  • Jul 29

    Am I Eligible for an L1 visa?

    Am I Eligible for an L1 visa?
    L1A visas enable companies to transfer professionals in managerial and executive positions from one of its foreign affiliate offices to an office in the U.S. If the company does not yet have an affiliate office established in the U.S., then…
  • Jul 24

    Florida Business Owners: Meet Tax-Friendly Orlando

    Florida Business Owners: Meet Tax-Friendly Orlando
    According to a report by KPMG International, Orlando, Florida is one of the most tax-friendly major cities in the world, with Tampa, Florida following close behind. This is just one of many reasons why entrepreneurs open Florida businesses.…
Rank this Week: 995

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward on new rules that will require certain industrial facilities across the United States that emit hazardous pollutants to comply with the Clean Air Act’s rules commonly known as…
  • Jul 30

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?
    While interns were once considered “free” labor, they now increasingly come to the workplace with a host of legal obligations. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that amends the New York Human Rights Law to…
  • Jul 29

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse
    We have seen a number of instances where some of the children of business owners are involved in the running of the family business, while other children have either chosen to work elsewhere or were not given the opportunity to participate in…
Rank this Week: 470