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National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Apr 17

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation
    The co-founder of Missoula Water Now provided a letter to the editor of The Missoulian. It is interesting that the letter broaches the subject of Carlyle “taking” money from the State. Realistically, the citizens of Missoula…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase
    Originally, many Missouri couunties supported the Clean Line approach of bringing power through the State. Subsequently, after a lack of support from the local utility companies and those directly affected by the Line, many of the Counties…
  • Apr 15

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner
    Under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, many railroad properties will now revert to the adjacent property owners. Most jurisdictions maintain an easement is simply that, an easement for a specific purpose. When the purpose for the…
Rank this Week: 632

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Gail Heriot, Mike Rappaport, Tom Smith and Maimon Schwarzschild.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 17

    Best of the Web Today: Judd Gregg Was Right - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: Judd Gregg Was Right - WSJ.com
    Now ObamaCare is providing evidence that Gregg was right to worry about politicization of the census. As the New York Times reports: The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing…
  • Apr 16

    White babies just 15 months old show racial bias when picking playmates, study found | Mail Online

    White babies just 15 months old show racial bias when picking playmates, study found | Mail Online
    Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. via www.dailymail.co.uk
  • Apr 16

    Loggers find face in a tree

    Loggers find face in a tree
    A face carved into a tree trunk was discovered by forestry workers in a remote location up Toba Inlet. It had been staring down an ancient river valley in the rainforest for almost 200 years. The recent chance discovery was...
Rank this Week: 766

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 169

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 17

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
  • Apr 17

    "Culpability and Modern Crime"

    "Culpability and Modern Crime"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper by Samuel Buell now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal law has developed to prohibit new forms of intrusion on the autonomy and mental processes...
  • Apr 16

    Another bizarre, sad and fatal case of reefer madness?

    Another bizarre, sad and fatal case of reefer madness?
    As reported in this prior post, a Denver coroner report concluded that a young man fell to his death in March after eating marijuana cookies which may have caused him to act erratically. Now, as reported in this local article,...
Rank this Week: 352

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
Rank this Week: 20

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    So you are working hard and going about your business. The boss is engaging in sexual harassment of another employee and you witness it almost daily. You don't know if you should get involved or not. What happens if you report the sexual…
  • Apr 16

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000
    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC pays $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts a former employee was fired…
  • Apr 14

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor
    So you are attending college in Chicago and your professor seems to be taking an unusual interest in you. He begins to ask personal questions and singles you out from the other students. He now asks for your cell-phone number under the…
Rank this Week: 83

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 17

    UN: Argentina jail violating rights of prisoner with disabilitie

    UN: Argentina jail violating rights of prisoner with disabilitie
    [JURIST] The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) [official website] found [press release] on Wednesday that Argentine authorities had failed to ensure equal access and use of prison services and facilities for a…
  • Apr 17

    Federal judge stays most of Ohio same-sex marriage ruling

    Federal judge stays most of Ohio same-sex marriage ruling
    [JURIST] Federal judge Timothy Black [official profile] of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] said Wednesday that Ohio must immediately recognize four same-sex marriages but stayed the broader effects…
  • Apr 17

    Federal judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

    Federal judge overturns North Dakota abortion law
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota [official website] on Wednesday overturned [opinion, PDF] a North Dakota law [HB 1456, PDF] that prohibits physicians from performing abortions on women as soon as…
Rank this Week: 46

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...
    It's all happening...The Ministry of Justice has asked the Family Justice Council to take forward the Law Commission’s recommendation to clarify the law of “financial needs” on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.…
  • Apr 16

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.
    We may be on the cusp of history, but there are an awful lot of changes happening in family law, and an unprecedented amount of new material for practitioners to assimilate. Thankfully, however, there are a number of good resources around the…
  • Apr 15

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?
    I assume that this is referring to the introduction of child arrangements orders on the 22nd of April, and their effect upon contact enforcement orders under section 11J of the Children Act. Under s.11J(2) if the court is satisfied beyond…
Rank this Week: 655

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
  • Apr 17

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew
    Two demonstrations took place last month, one in Jerusalem, and the other in New York’s financial district. Both were organized and attended by haredi (ultra-orthodox Jews; literally means “those who fear [God]”) who…
  • Apr 14

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law…
  • Apr 11

    The Nation’s Capital in Spring – Pic of the Week

    The Nation’s Capital in Spring – Pic of the Week
    Cherry blossoms are in full bloom.  Congress is busy with budget hearings.  All vehicles – no matter what color they were originally painted – are now yellow with pollen.  It is spring in the nation’s capital.…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Apr 17

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to be able to know how the courts interpret insurance policy exclusions. A recent finding from a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Texas is helpful. The style of the case is, The...
  • Apr 15

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage
    Insurance lawyers who seek punitive damages in bad faith cases need to be able to determine when they apply. A 1995, Beaumont Court of Appeals case is a good one to read for this issue. The style of the case...
  • Apr 13

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know that when an insurance company breaks the contract it has with it's insured, that is not enough by itself to support a claim for bad faith insurance. The 1988, Beaumont Court of Appeals case,...
Rank this Week: 708

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    VALL Spring Meeting, April 11, 2014

    VALL Spring Meeting, April 11, 2014
     It was a beautiful day in Glen Allen for the Spring meeting (it didn't rain and there was no snow) and that bright object in the sky was actually the sun!  VALL attendees registering at South University for the meeting Having…
  • Apr 17

    VLA Council Meeting Highlights, April 11, 2014

    VLA Council Meeting Highlights, April 11, 2014
    by Terry Long, VALL liaison to VLA Council ·         Membership is showing strength as the renewal period has just begun - 773 members have renewed and there are 147 new…
  • Apr 17

    AALL 2014 Leadership Academy

    AALL 2014 Leadership Academy
    by Ben Almoite  I was privileged to have been chosen to participate in this year’s AALL Leadership Academy, April 4-5, at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, in Oak Brook, Illinois. Yes, that’s THE McDonald’s!…
Rank this Week: 783

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 716

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 159

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
  • Mar 25

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High
    Why, you ask, are we discussing medical records on a blog devoted to employment law?  Simply because medical issues arise in employment cases, in a variety of contexts.  Disability cases are one example.  Damages issues in many…
Rank this Week: 700

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 98

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 17

    News roundup — April 17, 2014

    News roundup — April 17, 2014
    CanadaInvestigation into Harper's former chief of staff over connection to Senate scandal dropped, ReutersTop bureaucrat tells committee alleged plan to cover up gas plant scandal 'criminally stupid', The National PostWestern University…
  • Apr 16

    Walking a mile in their shoe

    Walking a mile in their shoe
    Senior lawyers are learning first-hand about the challenges faced by self-represented litigants, by shadowing them in court this morning.Seven members of the legal profession are pairing up with litigants at two downtown Toronto courthouses.…
  • Apr 16

    News roundup — April 16, 2014

    News roundup — April 16, 2014
    CanadaHarper's former chief of staff investigated in connection with Senate expenses scandal, ReutersWynne officially delivers statement of claim in $2 million libel suit against PC leader, The National PostConservative senators want changes…
Rank this Week: 501

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    WHAT IS RFC?

    WHAT IS RFC?
    In determining whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to know what exactly you are capable of doing. Are you able to perform your past work, or are you capable of doing some…
  • Apr 16

    Important Car Recalls to Watch Out For

    Important Car Recalls to Watch Out For
    General Motors, Chrysler and Toyota have all announced safety recalls on some of their vehicles. It is important to keep up with recalls in order to keep yourself and others safe from harm. The recalls are as follows.General Motors recalls…
  • Apr 15

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Multiple Sclerosi

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Multiple Sclerosi
    What is Multiple sclerosis?Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. This disease eats away at the protective…
Rank this Week: 347

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 17

    How Does Workers Compensation Work?

    How Does Workers Compensation Work?
    What is workers compensation?   Workers compensation is a type of insurance employers are required to have in order to provide benefits to employees injured on the job or who become ill due to on the job exposures. Workers compensation…
  • Apr 17

    Focus On Temporary Worker Safety Drives OSHA Fine Of 3 Employer

    Focus On Temporary Worker Safety Drives OSHA Fine Of 3 Employer
    A trio of employers will be dipping into their wallets in order to meet recent fines.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc., which…
  • Apr 16

    Defense In Depth On Work Comp Claims: The Employer’s Role

    Defense In Depth On Work Comp Claims: The Employer’s Role
    “Defense in depth” is a principal from conflict theory which promotes using several defenses in coordination instead of seeing them as separate defenses to be used one at a time. Sometimes, the phrase “mutually…
Rank this Week: 437

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    H1B Visas are no longer available for 2015!

    H1B Visas are no longer available for 2015!
    This is just an example of the overload of applications that are being sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS received 172,500 H1B petitions from the when it began taking applications on April 1, 2014…
  • Apr 15

    Collect on a Final Judgment in Florida

    Collect on a Final Judgment in Florida
    Scenario: You sued someone and won! Congratulations! Now, how do you get your money? It is more than likely that the opposing party is not going to just hand over the money, otherwise there would not have been a suit in the first place. The…
  • Apr 10

    Learn from CNBC’s “The Profit:” Have an Attorney Draft Your Florida Corporate Document

    Learn from CNBC’s “The Profit:” Have an Attorney Draft Your Florida Corporate Document
    After their appearance on CNBC’s new television show “The Profit,” featuring Marcus Lemonis, Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville, Florida made news due to the major fight between the business partners. Disputes between…
Rank this Week: 516

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 17

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR
    Back in August, Bloomberg reported that the legal costs for the six largest U.S. banks since 2008 totaled over $100 billion. (Yes, billion with a "B.") Bloomberg included settlement amounts in that huge number, as well as fees to…
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
  • Apr 15

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything
    They really don't. To be clear, this is not a post bashing corporations (or government). It's not really extolling the virtues of corporations, either. Instead, it's just to make the point that, notwithstanding Citizens United or Hobby Lobby…
Rank this Week: 360

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 17

    Using Investment Arbitration to Enforce WTO Commitment

    Using Investment Arbitration to Enforce WTO Commitment
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford I would like to continue the theme of the emerging convergence of investment arbitration and international trade. In my previous posts (discussed here and here) I discussed the prospect of using trade remedies…
  • Apr 16

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Last Spring, Temple Law School was pleased to host a two day workshop on the scholarship of one of international law’s true giants – Martti Koskenniemi (simply put, I’m a big fan).…
  • Apr 15

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I think it is fair to say that when Kevin and I agree on a legal question, there is a good chance there is a lunar eclipse happening or some other rare astronomical phenomenon occurring somewhere.  But…
Rank this Week: 28

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 710

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
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger

    Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David Larcker, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, and Brian Tayan of the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Berkshire…
  • Apr 17

    Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update

    Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update
    Editor's Note: Joseph Bachelder is special counsel in the Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients practice group at McCarter & English, LLP. This post is based on an article by Mr. Bachelder, with assistance from Andy Tsang, which…
  • Apr 16

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2013

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2013
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Richard C. Blake, partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, and is based on a Gunderson Dettmer report by Mr. Blake and Meaghan S. Nelson. 2013 was the…
Rank this Week: 194

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 17

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform
    The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ
  • Apr 17

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform

    The Economic Costs of Inaction on Immigration Reform
    The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ
  • Apr 16

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee
    Guest blogger: Tadios Belay. master of laws student (LLM), University of San Francisco A few months ago, I had a chance to interview an immigrant from Burma who left his country of origin at the age of eleven. This is...
Rank this Week: 74

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Apr 17

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26
    Mark your calendars! As part of spring cleaning duties, I know people are sorting through the stuff in their homes, donating what they can, and figuring out how to recycle or dispose of what can’t be donated. As a mom of a child with…
  • Apr 14

    Night Shift Work Causally Linked to an Increase in Breast Cancer

    Night Shift Work Causally Linked to an Increase in Breast Cancer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Gelman, from Jon L Gelman LLC, a respected colleague in New Jersey. Various authors of this blog have covered some of the risks that workers are exposed to on a regular basis. Those risks can…
  • Apr 10

    Remember Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28

    Remember Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28
    The writers of this blog spend a lot of time encouraging readers to reflect by thinking about the lives of others who are less fortunate, where each individual reader has been, and where they are headed. We often encourage advocates for…
Rank this Week: 220

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • Apr 17

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table

    Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities – FY2013 DOS Statistical Table
    The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the Statistical Table, “Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Ineligibilities” for FY2013 as part of the VISA Office 2013 Report. The table lists two statistics for both the Immigrant and…
  • Apr 16

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 4/4/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the first half of FY 2014 (October 1 - March 31) is…
  • Apr 15

    Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 4/3/14 with processing dates as of 2/28/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 23

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 17

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed
    In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith…
  • Apr 17

    "Remember the Days When We Had To..."

    "Remember the Days When We Had To..."
    By virtue of an amendment to the relevant Rules handed down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the ridiculous and time-consuming requirement of finding and including useless parallel citations to the Pennsylvania State Reporters in…
  • Apr 17

    Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision

    Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision
    In yesterday's post pertaining to the case of Phillips v. Lock, I made an incorrect statement that a defendant must file both a Motion for a Directed Verdict and a Binding Jury Instruction in order to preserve the right to present a…
Rank this Week: 292

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
  • Apr 16

    One Day of Neglect

    One Day of Neglect
    ValleyCentral.com reported the tragic story of Isidora Martinez. After only one day of being neglected in a nursing home, under deplorable conditions, Martinez had to be rushed off to the hospital in an ambulance.  Upon…
  • Apr 15

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout
    Mr. Jernigan is a Florence attorney and president of the S.C. Association for Justice, formerly the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association.  He wrote the below article in The State newspaper about additional efforts to "reform" the civil…
Rank this Week: 936

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
  • Apr 16

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge
    Last year, Castonguay Blasting lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada against a conviction for failing to report flyrock as an environmental “discharge” under the Environmental Protection Act. Now they have been fined…
  • Apr 14

    Happy Passover

    Happy Passover
    Happy Passover to all of our family, friends and colleagues who will celebrate Passover, starting tonight. And happy spring to everyone!
Rank this Week: 203

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cavalcade of Risk #206: Work in Progress edition

    Cavalcade of Risk #206: Work in Progress edition
    Dennis Wall hosts this week's roundup of risky posts. One risk, of course, is that one may encounter various technical glitches, which is why you'll need to check back from time to time to see what's new.Original content copyright ©…
  • Apr 16

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!
    Long term readers know that we're big fans of both Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Long Term Care insurance (LTCi). What a lot of folks may not know, though, is that these two seemingly unrelated risk-management tools can actually work…
  • Apr 14

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave
    As we posted before, sometimes getting OUT of Obamacare is as difficult as getting in. Well, it get's worse.A fellow agent in the midwest has two clients that are turning 65 and would like to get OUT of Obamacare and INTO Medicare.But…
Rank this Week: 15

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
Rank this Week: 282

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Negotiating With Chinese Companies. The Pros And Cons of MOUs.

    Negotiating With Chinese Companies. The Pros And Cons of MOUs.
    We have a number of times written on the problems that can arise from using memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Chinese companies. See the following for some of those posts: The China MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). Use Them At YOUR…
  • Apr 16

    China Challenges U.S. Antidumping Policies In WTO

    China Challenges U.S. Antidumping Policies In WTO
    The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced on Tuesday that China, in a follow-up to its December 3, 2013 request for World Trade Organization (“WTO”) consultations, has asked for a dispute settlement panel…
  • Apr 14

    China Trademarks. Register Them In China Not Madrid.

    China Trademarks. Register Them In China Not Madrid.
    Whenever clients ask about filing a trademark in China via the Madrid System, my answer is simple: filing a national application directly with the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) is better. Co-blogger Steve Dickinson takes an even stronger…
Rank this Week: 338

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book
    For those who want to read it, my general review of the Cohan book, published by Commentary, is here. Stuart has reviewed the book in the New Republic, and Peter Berkowitz has an intriguing review in Real Clear Politics.A few notes on the…
  • Apr 15

    DNA & "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecution

    DNA & "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecution
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour yesterday, appearing on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and WUNC’s “State of Things.” It’s hard at this stage to escape notice that Cohan’s press…
  • Apr 14

    Fisking Cohan on Rehm

    Fisking Cohan on Rehm
    Yesterday, author William D. Cohan made an extended appearance on the Diane Rehm Show. The hour-long session gave him the most detailed opportunity to present his controversial twin theses that “something happened” and Mike…
Rank this Week: 92

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Incentives: Why Judges Won’t Condemn Cop

    Judicial Incentives: Why Judges Won’t Condemn Cop
    At WaPo Conspiracy, Chicago lawprof Will Baude picked up on five lying Chicago cops (which five?  this five. Not to be confused with any other five, or four, or six).  He calls the story remarkable, not because cops lie, but because…
  • Apr 17

    SCOTUSBlog’s Proper Place

    SCOTUSBlog’s Proper Place
    Within the realm of blawgs, one stands out above all others.  While there is blog in its blood, SCOTUSBlog has long since left behind the days when Tom Goldstein ran it from his kitchen table in a bathrobe. If there is a question on…
  • Apr 16

    Seven Days In The Erie Can

    Seven Days In The Erie Can
    It’s not that the crime with which William Payne is charged will make him particularly sympathetic, even with the usual caveat that the guy is innocent because he has yet to be proven guilty.  Yes, we all adore the innocent,…
Rank this Week: 209

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday's news and note

    Thursday's news and note
    1. The dude who disrupted the Supreme Court got time served. From the AP:A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been…
  • Apr 15

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house
    Another Judge Marra/Fred Haddad matchup. From Paula McMahon:Well-known Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud was sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation on Friday for helping to hide a huge 12.08 carat yellow…
  • Apr 14

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder
    Some fireworks from the Sentencing Commission last week when 11th Circuit Judge Pryor said that AG Holder disrespected the judicial branch by not opposing the proposed two level decrease in the drug guidelines. More from NLJ:The United…
Rank this Week: 103

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
Rank this Week: 185

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 439

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 17

    The SEC's Disclosure Project

    The SEC's Disclosure Project
    On Friday, April 11, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance gave a speech that provided a "path" forward on the division's corporate disclosure reform project. Replacing "disclosure overload" with "disclosure…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)
    The SEC's decision to apply for rehearing en banc in NAM v. SEC needs to take into account the impact of any consolidation with a related case. Consolidation may affect the pool of judges eligible to participate in the decision which in turn…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)
    The DC Circuit just ruled in the conflicts mineral case. See NAM v. SEC. The court struck down a small aspect of the rule on First Amendment grounds.   With respect to the administrative law analysis, the court wrote a very…
Rank this Week: 36

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Increases to Statutory Employment Payment

    Increases to Statutory Employment Payment
    The Department of Works and pensions has announced that from 06 April 2014 statutory sick pay (SSP) increases from £86.70 to £87.55. Statutory maternity pay (SMP) increases from £136.78 to £138.18 (this figure also…
  • Apr 17

    My Landlord has served a Section 25 Notice: What should I do?

    My Landlord has served a Section 25 Notice: What should I do?
      If a business tenancy is “protected” under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the landlord must serve a “section 25 notice” to terminate the lease.  What should you do if your landlord serves such a notice?…
  • Apr 17

    Virgin London Marathon 2014 – DONE!

    Virgin London Marathon 2014 – DONE!
      I made it!  What an experience that was, I can’t believe it is all over. I travelled to London by car on Saturday morning to attend the Marathon Expo at the Excel Arena and to obtain my registration documents.  It all…
Rank this Week: 541

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season
    Prom Season in Ohio brings forth a big law enforcement response. Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season.…
  • Apr 16

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season.  So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures;…
  • Apr 14

    Do You Offer Free DUI Consultation?

    Do You Offer Free DUI Consultation?
    We offer a free DUI consultation because the most important decision you will make in defending your case will be hiring the right DUI attorney.  Here is a common sense guide to making the most of your time. You should walk out…
Rank this Week: 296

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 17

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition
    The third week of April ushers in several holidays: Passover, Good Friday, Easter. But no matter what your religion or god -- even a sacrilicious ceiling waffle -- we can all agree that the Employment Law Blog Carnival, which you can find…
  • Apr 16

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.
    Back in 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walgreens from disability discrimination. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that Josefina Hernandez, a cashier at Walgreens' South San Francisco store, who suffered from…
  • Apr 15

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!
    Today is tax day, or, as I like to call it, sonofa---! Actually, I get a nice refund this year. I guess that's what happens when you have four kids under five. Which reminds me, I should ask, do any of you babysit? Because I have Verizon…
Rank this Week: 531

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 17

    Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act

    Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act
    Tom Fox is prolific writer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He publishes the excellent FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. One of the downsides to a blog is that it’s a running commentary and not a narrative guide. Blogs are great for…
  • Apr 16

    The SEC Expresses Its Displeasure on Fund Fee

    The SEC Expresses Its Displeasure on Fund Fee
    A few days ago, Bloomberg published a story that the Securities and Exchange Commission has examined about 400 private equity firms and found that more than half charged “unjustified fees and expenses without notifying investors”.…
  • Apr 14

    Real Estate Investing and Crowdfunding

    Real Estate Investing and Crowdfunding
    Real estate investing is capital-intensive. It should be a natural area for crowdfunding. The big concern is fees and conflicts. With a tech startup, you are investing in an idea and the people with the idea. It may grow exponentially or blow…
Rank this Week: 160

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 17

    No, as a matter of fact, it isn’t

    No, as a matter of fact, it isn’t
    “It’s Doctors’ Duty to Promote Gun Safety With Patients” [Art Caplan, Medscape via Bill of Health] Next step: giving patients a hard time about kitchen or camping knives? [A. Barton Hinkle] Tweet Tags: guns,…
  • Apr 16

    Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Constitution

    Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Constitution
    If you imagine that Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is some sort of constitutional conservative, Josh Blackman wants to direct your attention to the Property Clause as well as the Supremacy Clause of the (actually existing) U.S. Constitution. He…
  • Apr 16

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    Academics have underestimated sensitivity of medical system to liability pressures [Michael Frakes, SSRN via TortsProf] “Nobody has gone out and bought a new home” — Mark Lanier talks down his verdict knocking $9 billion out…
Rank this Week: 43