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LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jan 19

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    If your loved one needs to enter a nursing home or assisted living facility you will need to do your homework.  Make sure the facility has an excellent reputation.  On your visit, make sure the grounds and rooms are comfortable, and…
  • Jan 18

    Can My Hearing Be Expedited?

    Can My Hearing Be Expedited?
    When you apply for social security disability benefits, more than likely you will need to attend a hearing before an administrative law judge. While having an in person meeting is generally beneficial for determining whether you are disabled,…
  • Jan 11

    Why Can’t I Receive Disability Benefits?

    Why Can’t I Receive Disability Benefits?
    The Social Security Disability program is a federally run insurance program. This program requires individuals who work to pay taxes upon their earned income, part of which goes towards disability insurance. This is a mandatory insurance…
Rank this Week: 553

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/
  • Jan 19

    KCON XII Reminder: Conference Proposals Due by January 31

    KCON XII Reminder: Conference Proposals Due by January 31
    H/T Dov Waisman from the Contracts Prof Listserv for this post: Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! The 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts (KCON XII) is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 24th. Here in Los Angeles, we are…
  • Jan 19

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 19, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 19, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 586 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
  • Jan 18

    Harvard Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunitie
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law Overview The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers with a primary interest in…
Rank this Week: 134

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 19

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?
    Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here in Canada, two of the candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party have been described as “Canada’s Trump”: Kelly Leitch…
  • Jan 18

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017
    Are you planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation? Will July 1st, 2017, be a regular Canada Day celebration for you? Or do you even celebrate Canada Day at all? Our first week back blogging introduces the new...
  • Jan 17

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin
    Seen today in UK paper - The Independent 17 Jan 2017 - in an article by Grace Dent titled "Nigel Farage knows there is money to made in acting like a Trump supporter" - and then found online for your...
Rank this Week: 986

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERAfter a marital separation, some parents will, for better or worse, go to unimaginable lengths to prevent their ex-partners from havingcustody or access to the children of the marriage.Can this fight continue…
  • Jan 19

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday January 19, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 19, 2017 at 6:33am PSTIf a deceased person owed support to a spouse or…
  • Jan 18

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday January 18, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:15am PSTWhere all matrimonial issues have been resolved as at the…
Rank this Week: 163

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 19

    Democratic leadership plans to oppose change in CFPB structure

    Democratic leadership plans to oppose change in CFPB structure
    Barbara S. Mishkin As Inauguration Day approaches, the rhetoric about the CFPB’s future continues to heat up.  American Banker reported that, on a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Charles…
  • Jan 19

    CFPB previews company portal update

    CFPB previews company portal update
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has released an overview of an updated online company portal for viewing and responding to consumer complaints that it plans to launch in early 2017. The overview is intended to serve “only as a first glance…
  • Jan 19

    Federal district court certifies interlocutory appeal in CFPB lawsuit against CashCall

    Federal district court certifies interlocutory appeal in CFPB lawsuit against CashCall
    Barbara S. Mishkin The California federal district court judge who is presiding over the CFPB’s lawsuit against CashCall and several related companies that funded, purchased, serviced, and collected online installment loans has granted…
Rank this Week: 702

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

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: 37

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 19

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?
    by Michael DorfSummer Zervos, onetime contestant on The Apprentice, has sued Donald Trump for defamation based on statements that Trump made calling Zervos a liar after Zervos went public with allegations that Trump had groped her much in the…
  • Jan 18

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court
    by Eric Segall   About a month before Justice Scalia passed away last February, the Supreme Court voted to hear an important case raising fundamental questions about the separation (or not) of church and state. The Missouri…
  • Jan 17

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhich is it?  Do rich people respond to incentives to get richer, or do they reach the point where enough is enough and other goals take precedence?  Does it matter?I raised this issue briefly at the beginning of…
Rank this Week: 239

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 19

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law Wesley Oliver, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Duquesne University School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty Workshop Series:...
  • Jan 18

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Ann Woolhandler, University of Virginia School of Law, presents today her paper entitled Adverse Interests and Article III. No paper publicly available. University of Georgia Law...
  • Jan 11

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law, presents today her paper entitled The Disintegration of Procedure. No paper publicly available. Vanderbilt University Law School Margo...
Rank this Week: 27

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 219

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.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 19

    Press regulation: three reasons why a 30 year old campaign must continue – Steven Barnett

    Press regulation: three reasons why a 30 year old campaign must continue – Steven Barnett
    With the government’s consultation on whether to proceed with the section 40 cost-shifting incentives of the Leveson framework now closed, there will be a brief political pause. Neither that consultation nor the intense political…
  • Jan 18

    But what does open justice actually mean? – Judith Townend

    But what does open justice actually mean? – Judith Townend
    The notion that justice must be seen to be done needs little introduction to either a lay or legal audience,  but its familiarity belies an underlying complexity. See, for example,  PNM v Times Newspapers, heard by the Supreme Court…
  • Jan 18

    Who wants to be a regulator? Newspapers and Section 40 – Amber Melville-Brown

    Who wants to be a regulator? Newspapers and Section 40 – Amber Melville-Brown
    “Section 40”. The whisper of those sinister words is enough to send chills of fear down the backs of any self-respecting reporter. Or, according to the media, to any member of the public who wants to sleep easy in his bed at night…
Rank this Week: 128

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
  • Jan 19

    Delaware Court of Chancery Dismissal of Complaint Based on Post-Closing Disclosure Claim

    Delaware Court of Chancery Dismissal of Complaint Based on Post-Closing Disclosure Claim
    In In re United Capital Corp. Stockholders Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a former minority stockholder of United Capital Corporation seeking…
  • Jan 19

    2016 Year-End FCPA Update

    2016 Year-End FCPA Update
    2016 was a precedent-setting year for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). After several years of consistent enforcement numbers, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission…
  • Jan 19

    The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule

    The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule
    The business judgment rule (Rule), the most prominent and important standard of judicial review under corporate law, protects a decision of a corporate board of directors (Board) from a fairness review (“entire fairness” under…
Rank this Week: 108

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 19

    Federal judge declines to intervene for release of Guantanamo prisoner

    Federal judge declines to intervene for release of Guantanamo prisoner
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday refused to intervene [opinion, PDF] to overturn a Defense Department [official websites] decision to continue the detention of Algerian prisoner Sufyian…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court hears arguments on offensive trademarks, detainee lawsuit

    Supreme Court hears arguments on offensive trademarks, detainee lawsuit
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday heard argument on two issues: a First Amendment challenge to the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act on trademarks, and whether a government official can be held individually…
  • Jan 19

    State AGs oppose Remington rifle settlement

    State AGs oppose Remington rifle settlement
    Attorneys General from nine states and the District of Columbia filed an objection [brief, PDF] with the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri on Wednesday to stop a proposed settlement [materials] of a class action suit…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Jan 19

    Lawyer-plaintiff cannot sue the police

    Lawyer-plaintiff cannot sue the police
    The plaintiff in this case is a lawyer who sued the police for malicious prosecution, selective enforcement and excessive force. He loses each of those claims in the Court of Appeals.The case is Tyk v. Surat, a summary order decided on…
  • Jan 18

    Supremes grant police officer qualified immunity in shooting case

    Supremes grant police officer qualified immunity in shooting case
    Qualified immunity protects governmental employees when someone sues them for civil rights violations. Johnny Citizen does not enjoy this immunity. But police officers do. The Supreme Court routinely takes up these cases. Lately, the Court…
  • Jan 17

    Courtroom closure during criminal trial was legal

    Courtroom closure during criminal trial was legal
    Habeas corpus petitions are routinely denied by the federal courts because Congress in 1996 told them to defer to the constitutional judgments reached by the state appellate courts. This means the New York Appellate Divisions and the State…
Rank this Week: 828

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jan 19

    SEC Bars California Advisor For Defrauding Pro Athlete

    SEC Bars California Advisor For Defrauding Pro Athlete
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Former financial advisor Ash Narayan, who was the managing director of the Irvine, California, office of RGT Wealth Advisors, has agreed to accept an industry bar.  According to the SEC…
  • Jan 18

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9252

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9252
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the sixteenth in a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9252 states that a respondent in a disciplinary proceeding has a…
  • Jan 17

    Wells Fargo Eliminates Bonuses For Selling Banking Product

    Wells Fargo Eliminates Bonuses For Selling Banking Product
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Wells Fargo Advisors has eliminated bonus compensation for advisors’ sale of banking and lending products. The reason for the elimination of this bonus compensation for advisors stems…
Rank this Week: 142

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 19

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 19, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 19, 2017
    Canada P.E.I. premier moves to deter outlaw biker gangs from moving into province, Canadian Press Ontario man charged with defrauding woman in alleged spiritual scam: police, Canadian Press B.C. jury set to begin deliberations today for…
  • Jan 18

    Toronto Lawyers Association and Thomson Reuters host technology and the law event

    Toronto Lawyers Association and Thomson Reuters host technology and the law event
    Thomson Reuters and the Toronto Lawyers Association announced a new partnership Jan. 17 in Toronto. Former justice Colin Campbell, Monica Goyal and other speakers discussed improving technology in law firms and in the courts. 
  • Jan 18

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 18, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 18, 2017
    Canada Kelly Ellard tries again for parole from life sentence for killing B.C. teen, Canadian Press Senator wants inquiry after charges stayed against two women in Alberta killing, Canadian Press Investigating officer testifies at trial in…
Rank this Week: 396

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Strange on Pardon and Parole

    Strange on Pardon and Parole
    Carolyn Strange, Australian National University has published Discretionary Justice:Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression with NYU Press. From the publisher:The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right…
  • Jan 18

    Sellars on British Efforts to Try the Kaiser

    Sellars on British Efforts to Try the Kaiser
    Kirsten Sellars, Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has posted The First World War, Wilhelm II, and Article 227: The Origin of the Idea of "Aggression" in International Criminal Law, which appears in The Crime of Aggression: A…
  • Jan 18

    Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference

    Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference
    [We have the following announcement of Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference, an NEH Summer Seminar hosted by Drs. Nancy Beck Young and Leandra Zarnow.]In November 1977, 2000 elected delegates and 20,000…
Rank this Week: 56

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 19

    New Study: Malpractice Law Does Not Improve Result

    New Study: Malpractice Law Does Not Improve Result
    A new study from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine has concluded that stronger med mal laws do not translate to better care. Fox News Health has the story, quoting both Michelle Mello and William Sage.
  • Jan 18

    OH: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During Chase of Fleeing Felon

    OH: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During Chase of Fleeing Felon
    Marianna Brown Bettman has commentary at Legally Speaking Ohio.
  • Jan 16

    CT: Rejection of R(3): Products Liability

    CT: Rejection of R(3): Products Liability
    In late December, the Connecticut Supreme Court reaffirmed its commitment to 402(A), but also modified existing doctrine. Jennifer Brooks Crozier and Adam Masin explain at JD Supra Business Advisor. The gist: In arguably the most important…
Rank this Week: 135

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jan 19

    Thursday Government Relations News Roundup

    Thursday Government Relations News Roundup
    Lobbying “The Trump Lobbying Purge That Wasn’t” by Maggie Severns and Isaac Arnsdorf for Politico Colorado: “Denver City Council Committee Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 18

    Ethics Bill Passes Missouri House

    Ethics Bill Passes Missouri House
    Ethics reform legislation passed the Missouri House Tuesday afternoon with wide bipartisan support. House Bill 60 would prohibit lobbyists and Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 18

    Identification Badges Required for Alabama Lobbyist

    Identification Badges Required for Alabama Lobbyist
    According to a memorandum from the Alabama House Bill Clerk, lobbyists and state agency representatives will be issued identification badges. Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 819

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Officer: NH sex assault bill would shield pedophile

    Officer: NH sex assault bill would shield pedophile
    1-19-17 New Hampshire: CONCORD - New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions. The bill up…
  • Jan 18

    Orono approves sex offender restriction

    Orono approves sex offender restriction
    1-19-2017 Minnesota: Level 3 sex offenders who move to Orono will have to keep their distance from areas where children congregate. One of the first items of business Orono city councilors attended to in 2017 was to adopt residency…
  • Jan 14

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary
    1-14-17 California: State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, recently introduced legislation that would “establish the California Hate Crimes Registry,” as his office put it. The registry his Assembly Bill 39 envisions would aim…
Rank this Week: 50

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 698

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Court OK’s end-run around Trust Indenture Act protection

    Court OK’s end-run around Trust Indenture Act protection
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.A restructuring maneuver that forced bondholders to accept reduced payment or get nothing at all did not violate the Trust Indenture Act, the Second Circuit held. The decision vacates the Southern District’s holding…
  • Jan 18

    Petition urges ‘look through’ of motions to vacate arbitration awards for jurisdiction

    Petition urges ‘look through’ of motions to vacate arbitration awards for jurisdiction
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.Two investors have asked the Supreme Court to determine that a party seeking to vacate an arbitration award under Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act is entitled to the same “look through” analysis…
  • Jan 17

    CFTC swap data proposals align with Congress’s FAST Act

    CFTC swap data proposals align with Congress’s FAST Act
    By Jay Fishman, J.D.CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad has announced the proposal, by a unanimous vote, of Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) rule amendments making it easier for domestic and foreign regulators to access swap data repository (SDR)…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Jan 19

    Medical Marijuana Access in Florida Limited, For Now

    Medical Marijuana Access in Florida Limited, For Now
    Medical marijuana dispensaries have been a common sight in L.A. for years – more than two decades, to be exact. So it’s tough to remember that in many parts of the country, these facilities are still having to wade gingerly…
  • Jan 18

    Cannabis Business Licensing Woes in Portland Costing $22M/ Month

    Cannabis Business Licensing Woes in Portland Costing $22M/ Month
    The cannabis licensing process in Portland is reportedly so bogged down with problems, entrepreneurs and businesses are taking a major financial hit every month. Some have even been forced out of business. That’s according to a new…
  • Jan 17

    Marijuana Software Companies Seek to Cash In

    Marijuana Software Companies Seek to Cash In
    California was the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana as medicine, and currently has the largest legal market for marijuana in the nation. However, it does not yet have a system in place for the government to track the drug. This…
Rank this Week: 843

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    'De-policing' meme dishonors those who sacrificed

    'De-policing' meme dishonors those who sacrificed
    The Austin police union president claimed the city is becoming victim of "de-policing" because, over the weekend, police did not immediately shoot and kill a man at the very first opportunity, although they did so later. "They could have used…
  • Jan 17

    Misdemeanor Arrestees and the 85th Legislative Session - UT Conference

    Misdemeanor Arrestees and the 85th Legislative Session - UT Conference
    Several issues related to misdemeanor defendants- debtors' prisons, bail reform, and racial disparities during traffic stops- will be hot topics at the legislature this session. National and local media coverage, much of it focused on the…
  • Jan 16

    Exhibit A: Austin PD DNA lab mess argues for independent crime lab

    Exhibit A: Austin PD DNA lab mess argues for independent crime lab
    What a breathtaking mess the managers of Austin PD's now-closed DNA lab finds themselves in, and how fortunate for former Chief Art Acevedo that he picked up a new gig in Houston before all the details of the story came out. This writer has…
Rank this Week: 47

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 19

    4 Signs You’re Stuck in a Career Rut

    4 Signs You’re Stuck in a Career Rut
    In law as with many jobs, years spent nose-down in documents can make you oblivious to the fact that you are in a career rut.  Do yourself a favor and take a quick self-assessment: “You... The post 4 Signs You’re Stuck in a…
  • Jan 18

    Where Are The Jobs? Are Humans The Horses Of The 21st Century?

    Where Are The Jobs? Are Humans The Horses Of The 21st Century?
    Being put out to pasture takes on a new, more imminent meaning: “The documentary Humans Need Not Apply is fascinating. It states “as mechanical muscles pushed horses out of the economy, mechanical minds will do... The post Where…
  • Jan 17

    The Billable Hour Isn’t Dying – It’s Already Dead

    The Billable Hour Isn’t Dying – It’s Already Dead
    The next time your outside counsel quotes an hourly rate, simply explain that the billable hour died long ago: “Most law firms say they use the billable hour model for pricing most of their work,... The post The Billable Hour…
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Jan 19

    ERISA – Is It Or Not?

    ERISA – Is It Or Not?
    Whether an insurance plan falls under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) or not, is a question routinely asked.  However, it is not a question easily answered.  A Southern District, Galveston Division opinion…
  • Jan 17

    ERISA – Lawyers Fee

    ERISA – Lawyers Fee
    Lawyers who handle ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) claims need to read this opinion from the U. S. Western District, Austin Division.  The opinion is styled, Genevie Ilene Maley, et al. v. Minnesota Life Insurance Co. In…
  • Jan 15

    Concurrent Cause

    Concurrent Cause
    Lawyers who handle hail damage claims understand all too well that in Texas the law regarding concurrent cause is against home owners.  But there may be light at the end of the tunnel.  An article in The National Law Review is…
Rank this Week: 703

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 19

    3 Count: Love Me Do

    3 Count: Love Me Do
    Paul McCartney files for copyright reversion on dozens of Beatles songs, Trinidad and Tobago judge rules on hit song and survey sheds new light on piracy. The post 3 Count: Love Me Do appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 18

    3 Count: Ngach RIn

    3 Count: Ngach RIn
    Prominent YouTube channel removed and restored due to copyright infringement notices, Gwen Stefani sued over hit song and the fight over Klingon ends. The post 3 Count: Ngach RIn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 12

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering
    VidAngel has made the lawsuit against it about filtering, but a quick look at the filings paint a different story, one not about filtering, but DRM. The post VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

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

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Jan 19

    Tips for new Texas lawyers in real estate law

    Tips for new Texas lawyers in real estate law
    A new batch of Texas lawyers was sworn in this past November, and I realized that now would be a good time to share some pointers and direct my fellow colleagues to three key websites in the real estate law field. First, the Texas Real Estate…
  • Jan 18

    Fifth Circuit seeks input on proposed rule change

    Fifth Circuit seeks input on proposed rule change
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit is accepting comments about a proposed amendment to Circuit Rule 32.4 concerning extra-length briefs. After receiving public comments following recent amendments to the Federal Rules for…
  • Jan 18

    State Bar asks members to participate in pro bono survey

    State Bar asks members to participate in pro bono survey
    The State Bar of Texas and its Pro Bono Workgroup is asking members to participate in a statewide survey on pro bono service. The results will help leaders better understand the legal services provided to low-income Texans and the factors…
Rank this Week: 810

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Michigan Introduces Sports Betting Bill; Third State This Year

    Michigan Introduces Sports Betting Bill; Third State This Year
    New Jersey's quest to overturn the federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting had largely been a solo effort for the past four-and-one-half years. States that were interested in having legal sports betting within their borders (and there…
  • Jan 18

    The Latest CVSG Analytics for NJ Sports Betting (2016-17 Version)

    The Latest CVSG Analytics for NJ Sports Betting (2016-17 Version)
    The "death defying" New Jersey sports betting case--having secured the rare daily double of a rehearing en banc grant and a CVSG ("call for the views of the Solicitor General")--has proven to be the ultimate zombie of sports law cases: just…
  • Jan 17

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order
    For the case that has had nearly everything—e.g., three divided circuit opinions in succession and the rarity of en banc rehearing—we shouldn’t have been all that shocked by the latest twist and turn in the New Jersey sports…
Rank this Week: 444

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 356

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jan 19

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy
    NOTE FROM ROBIN: A portion of Jill’s remarks below appeared Tuesday morning in Law360 (paid subscription required). Notwithstanding what might happen over the next four (or eight) years, there is no question that President Barak Obama…
  • Jan 18

    Recent OFCCP settlements remind contractors about importance of recordkeeping

    Recent OFCCP settlements remind contractors about importance of recordkeeping
    Within the past month, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced two settlements and filed one administrative complaint involving alleged discrimination in the hiring process. Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of…
  • Jan 16

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of mural from D.C. Public Library by Elvert Barnes.……
Rank this Week: 438

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 19

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov
    The Presidential Inauguration is tomorrow, January 20. With the new president comes a new administrative office. Keep up-to-date with notices, proposed rules, and final rules from the executive office online at…
  • Jan 19

    Unboxing and Test-Driving the LegalBoard

    Unboxing and Test-Driving the LegalBoard
    This week we received a LegalBoard, the "keyboard designed by lawyers for lawyers," which makes it easy to add or change document formatting, insert footnotes and comments, turn track changes on and off, insert common citations and legal…
  • Jan 12

    Books on Alternative Fee Arrangements in the Jenkins collection.

    Books on Alternative Fee Arrangements in the Jenkins collection.
    Abraham Lincoln has been quoted as saying that a lawyer’s time is “his stock in trade”.The billable hour probably first gained favor around 1945 at Sherman & Sterling in New York City (see chapter 1 in The Honest Hour:…
Rank this Week: 715

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 19

    The Traffic Cam Tale: Hilarious, Ridiculous And Likely Malarkey

    The Traffic Cam Tale: Hilarious, Ridiculous And Likely Malarkey
    Would it not be perfectly reasonable to believe that the saga of Faulkner Law School associate professor Adam MacLeod’s story about his travails in the battle against his traffic cam ticket was true?  Of course it would, and why…
  • Jan 19

    Crowdsourcing Death

    Crowdsourcing Death
    Cool as the self-driving cars that are definitely going to be our future may be, especially for those who feel that grandma drives too slow and reckless, or who can’t bear to be off Instagram for even a second, it’s already…
  • Jan 18

    A Sign Of The Times, Anti-Death Penalty Protesters Arrested At SCOTUS

    A Sign Of The Times, Anti-Death Penalty Protesters Arrested At SCOTUS
    It’s impossible not to be struck by the irony of the plaza in front of the Supreme Court being one of those spaces where free speech is prohibited. Yet, that’s what the Court says, and that makes it so. We are not final because we…
Rank this Week: 113

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Trump is Sued for Defamation

    Trump is Sued for Defamation
    People in public life have to be careful about they say and do. Pres. Bill Clinton was sued by several women during the last couple of years of his administration. Pres. Trump appears headed toward those same troubled waters. During the…
  • Jan 17

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim
    Sometimes, employers who are sued for discrimination in turn file their own lawsuit against an employee. I wrote about Wayne Wright and Schlumberger doing this here and here. In Wayne Wright’s case, the employer sued the former employee…
  • Jan 10

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document
    So, if you are at work, thinking you might be fired, you might think about taking some documents home with you. Some documents might help later if you have to file suit. Taking documents from your employer is problematic conduct. Yes, the…
Rank this Week: 423

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 19

    Thurgood Marshall Center is a gem of a resource

    Thurgood Marshall Center is a gem of a resource
    From The Washington Post: Thurgood Marshall made a career of tearing down racial barriers. In 1935, he won a case in Maryland’s Court of Appeals ending segregation at the University of Maryland’s law school, which had rejected Marshall…
  • Jan 18

    At DeVos' senate hearing, questions of choice, charters, 'other options'

    At DeVos' senate hearing, questions of choice, charters, 'other options'
    From NPR.org: The education philosophy of Betsy DeVos boils down to one word: choice. The billionaire has used her money to support the expansion of public charter schools and private school vouchers. For more than three hours on Tuesday,…
  • Jan 17

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl
    From The ABA Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Rusty and Summer Page of Santa Clarita, California,…
Rank this Week: 140

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jan 19

    What’s new on HeinOnline?

    What’s new on HeinOnline?
    If you use HeinOnline, you’re probably well aware of its comprehensive Law Journal Library and U.S. Congressional Documents, but there’s so much more. Here are highlights of new databases and other content that Hein added and…
  • Jan 18

    Jonathan Zittrain appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board

    Jonathan Zittrain appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board
    The staff of the Harvard Law School Library congratulates Jonathan Zittrain, Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, on his appointment to the U.S. National Museum and Library Services Board. The Board advises the Institute of Museum…
  • Jan 17

    Now streaming on Kanopy

    Now streaming on Kanopy
    Kanopy, a Netflix-like streaming service for academic institutions, has thousands of documentaries and movies available for free streaming. Here are a few titles they’re highlighting this month. American Political and Social Issues…
Rank this Week: 811

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jan 19

    Are You Socially Adept, or Totally Co-Dependent?

    Are You Socially Adept, or Totally Co-Dependent?
    If you needed to fix a social media post for your estate planning law firm right now, could you do it? Or would you have to track down your office manager or the associate who helps with your social media posts? Do you know the log in URLs,…
  • Jan 18

    Phishing Primer for Estate Planning Law Firm

    Phishing Primer for Estate Planning Law Firm
    The weakest link in email phishing is the intelligent person who is convinced that they are too smart to be phished. It happens to everyone. The only defense is awareness, recognizing it when it happens, and quickly taking action. If your…
  • Jan 17

    Law Firm Passwords We Have Known and Loved

    Law Firm Passwords We Have Known and Loved
    Would you believe “12345”? How about this one: “0000.” We are not making this up; we don’t have to. Estate planning and elder law firms that depend on password protection are often woefully lacking in cybersecurity basics. While a…
Rank this Week: 900

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/
  • Jan 19

    MVP Immigration Newsletter – December 2016

    MVP Immigration Newsletter – December 2016
    Once a month, MVP Law Groups’ Managing Attorney, Kellie N. Lego publishes an electronic Immigration Newsletter. This emailed newsletter features current articles, relevant data and up-to-date information about U.S. Immigration. We…
  • Jan 18

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (10/31/16) *Using New Specific Date Format

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (10/31/16) *Using New Specific Date Format
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 12/29/16 with processing dates as of 10/31/16. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Jan 17

    USCIS Now Uses Specific Dates to Show Case Processing Time

    USCIS Now Uses Specific Dates to Show Case Processing Time
    Starting on January 4th, USCIS will start using a specific date format rather than weeks or months for their updated Service Center Processing Time Reports which are published monthly. They are trying to make the reports more specific and…
Rank this Week: 562

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Anticompetitive Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Anticompetitive Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Olga Gurgula, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law discusses Anticompetitive Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry. ABSTRACT: Pharmaceutical companies use various strategies to protect their market monopoly. One of such…
  • Jan 19

    Competition and Bank Stability

    Competition and Bank Stability
    Martin Richard Goetz, Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE researches Competition and Bank Stability. ABSTRACT: Does an increase in competition increase or decrease bank stability? I exploit how the state-specific process of…
  • Jan 18

    What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration

    What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration
    Marcus V. R. Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology and Alessandro V. M. Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology ask What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration.…
Rank this Week: 21

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jan 19

    Removing The Safety Net: A National Trend Of Benefit Reductions For Injured Worker

    Removing The Safety Net: A National Trend Of Benefit Reductions For Injured Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. Benefits for injured workers continue to be under attack throughout the country. In New York, there have been a number of…
  • Jan 16

    Vinyl Chloride Exposure and Cancer

    Vinyl Chloride Exposure and Cancer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Anthony L. Lucas, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Vinyl chloride is a colorless gas that is used primarily to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is used to make plastic products ranging from pipes to…
  • Jan 12

    Tell Your Boeing Story!

    Tell Your Boeing Story!
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. One Company, Many Stories Be a part of the Boeing centennial celebration and ensure your story is captured for posterity — through your own words.  Share…
Rank this Week: 971

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/
  • Jan 19

    Dix-Carneiro et al. on Economic Shocks and Crime

    Dix-Carneiro et al. on Economic Shocks and Crime
    Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Rodrigo R. Soares and Gabriel Ulyssea (Duke University, Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)) have posted Economic Shocks and Crime:…
  • Jan 18

    Robinson & Williams on Felony Murder

    Robinson & Williams on Felony Murder
    Paul H. Robinson and Tyler Scot Williams (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania, Students) have posted MAPPING AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW An Exploration of the Diversity Among the States: Ch. 5 Felony-Murder Rule (In…
  • Jan 18

    Capers on Rape, Truth, and Hearsay

    Capers on Rape, Truth, and Hearsay
    I. Bennett Capers (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Rape, Truth, and Hearsay (Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Though known among Evidence scholars, Stephens v. Miller is not a ground-breaking…
Rank this Week: 52

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    New York (State and City) Imposes New Rules for Freelancers, State Contract

    New York (State and City) Imposes New Rules for Freelancers, State Contract
    My colleagues, Clarisse Thomas, Keegan Drenosky and I have been busy keeping track of the developments in New York which may impact Connecticut employers with cross-border business.  Here are two of the most recent developments.…
  • Jan 18

    Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?

    Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?
    The Connecticut General Assembly is back in session and with significant budget deficits looming, it’s not going to be an easy year for legislators. From a labor and employment law session, once again it will be interesting to see what…
  • Jan 17

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2
    With the new year upon us, cyberthieves are once again attempting to prey on unwitting HR professionals, as my colleague William Roberts explained in an article last week for SHRM on phishing. The scam goes like this. As an HR professional,…
Rank this Week: 203

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out
    The AmeriKat getting her weekly dose of SPC reformcourtesy of DG GrowWhile the AmeriKat has otherwise been engaged in the world of life sciences, she received an email from Fabio Domanico this week, economist in DG-GROW's "Intellectual…
  • Jan 19

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation
    Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli, now associated with FJF Legal in Madrid, has graciously continued her coverage and commentary on EU developments in the area of privacy, this time in connection with the ePrivacy Regulation. "As the use of…
  • Jan 18

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs! Carefully selecting some IP blogs!Marie-Andree Weiss of The 1709 Blog discusses the Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. case (2:15-cv-09938-RGK-E),…
Rank this Week: 31

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training
    I feel like I’ve written a lot lately about the need for cybersecurity training for employees (for example, here, here, and here). Yet, as long as employees keep opening unknown emails and clicking on strange links, we need reminders…
  • Jan 18

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published recommended best practices to protect from retaliation employees who report workplace safety or other concerns under any of the 22 statutes OSHA enforces. The document,…
  • Jan 17

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.
    A reader recently emailed the following question: Some people need service dogs to get to work. But many more simply want to take their dogs to work. What is the protocol? What are the HR rules on this? And what are the penalties…
Rank this Week: 230

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the court heard two hours of oral argument. The first hour featured Lee v. Tam, a First Amendment challenge to a government refusal to trademark a disparaging name. Amy Howe analyzes the argument for this blog. Also covering the…
  • Jan 19

    Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of federal bar on disparaging trademark

    Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of federal bar on disparaging trademark
    In 2011, Simon Tam tried to register The Slants, the name of his rock band, as a trademark – a word, name or symbol used to identify a product and to identify its source. Tam had named his band The Slants to bring attention to…
  • Jan 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Jankovic v. International Crisis Group 16-683 Issues: (1) Whether, for a defamation plaintiff to be deemed a limited-purpose public figure, the defamatory statement must be directly related (or…
Rank this Week: 26