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ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 407

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 15

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (a federal agency) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal partners for operating a “collection lawsuit mill” that…
  • Jun 18

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay
    On May 8, 2014 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released an interesting ruling denying a claim for damages filed by Chapter 13 debtors against their mortgage company. The Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation and McCalla Raymer arose when a…
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
    I recently received this email from a prospective client (“Jane”) seeking to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  Do you see the problems with this case? I am permanently disabled due to cognitive decline…
Rank this Week: 535

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    The challenges of a long haul trucker: another 4 AM Spaghetti Junction truck crash

    The challenges of a long haul trucker: another 4 AM Spaghetti Junction truck crash
    Most long haul truck drivers are decent, hardworking folks who chose truck driving as a way to support their families even though it keeps them on the road away from home most of the time. At my childhood home in rural Alabama, a lot of my…
  • Jul 18

    Summer Break: Shigley’s Swimming Hole in Alabama

    Summer Break: Shigley’s Swimming Hole in Alabama
    Folks, this post has nothing to do with law.  Appreciating the simple joys of a Southern summer, I just want to share a video someone posted of the “Shigley Hole,” an old swimming hole on land my great-grandparents…
  • Jun 26

    9 Tips to Prevent Child Heat Stroke

    9 Tips to Prevent Child Heat Stroke
    Recent news stories of tragedies when young children were left in hot cars have generated passionate debate in metro Atlanta and across the country. Some people cannot understand how any parent could possibly forget that a child is sleeping…
Rank this Week: 456

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • May 23

    Majority of Germans in Favor of More Transatlantic Cooperation

    Majority of Germans in Favor of More Transatlantic Cooperation
    The German media is full of NSA and TTIP criticism, but 56% of Germans still want more cooperation with the United States. That’s a surprisingly positive result of the Körber-Foundation poll “Involvement or Restraint”…
  • May 20

    Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen

    Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen
    Twitter is much less popular in Germany than in the United States. There is, however, an increasing number of think tankers, journalists, graduate students, politicians who debate German foreign policy, NATO, and security issues in general on…
  • May 4

    Discussing Transatlantic Relations on Deutsche Welle TV

    Discussing Transatlantic Relations on Deutsche Welle TV
    Ahead of Chancellor Merkel's US trip I had the pleasure to be on the TV talkshow "Agenda" at Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. I answered questions on Merkel's agenda, the NSA scandal, TTIP, and whether Germany is…
Rank this Week: 599

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 25

    Trending: Client Service

    Trending: Client Service
    What’s the biggest predictor of a law firm’s success? Hint: It’s not the firm’s bottom line. The No. 1 thing impacting a firm’s long-term viability is client satisfaction. Several articles over the past month…
  • Jul 24

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work
    Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, however, the line of argumentation has advanced, with…
  • Jul 23

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal
    If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with every other productivity guru…
Rank this Week: 389

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian
    Over at Inside AdWords, Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian has posted some additional insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction. Google users want ads they see to be relevant. They don’t want to be bothered by ads…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney SEO Checklist

    Attorney SEO Checklist
    Here are just a few quick SEO bullets that attorneys should work through to improve their visibility in organic search results. Your Audience Do you understand who your target audience is (i.e. demographic and pyschographic information)? Do…
  • Jun 16

    Links to Your Site

    Links to Your Site
    Use Google Webmaster Tools to see who links to your pages and how they link. This is one way to judge the effectiveness of your SEO activities. We briefly discussed how understanding the way that people are linking to your pages & posts…
Rank this Week: 587

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce
    When you have been helping people going through divorce as long as I have, over 29 years (sorry that figure just made me feel old!), then you start to think about how different people recover from the pain of divorce and separation quicker…
  • Jun 23

    Take care with caveats- Family Court

    Take care with caveats- Family Court
    In Homer's classic tale of the wanderings after Troy, the Odyssey, one of the challenges facing Odysseus was to escape the Sirens. These three singing maidens would sing to seafarers, calling them to their deaths when the seafarers, hearing…
  • Jun 2

    Having sex with others means you can still be in a de facto relationship: Family Court

    Having sex with others means you can still be in a de facto relationship: Family Court
    Having sex with others during the duration of a relationship can still mean that you are in a de facto relationship, even if you consider that you aren't, according to a recent Family Court decision, although as Justice Tree stated,…
Rank this Week: 625

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Great quote about same sex marriage

    Great quote about same sex marriage
    I came across today this great quote from Judge McShane hearing the marriage equality case in Oregon. The words summarise the story: <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Jul 21

    Same sex couples in the Family Court

    Same sex couples in the Family Court
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  • Jun 23

    Family Court allows 17 year old to have testosterone for gender dysphoria

    Family Court allows 17 year old to have testosterone for gender dysphoria
    A 17 year old biological girl has been allowed to have testosterone, after a Family Court judge determined that the teenager, called Spencer, was competent to decide to have treatment, to change her irreversibly to male. Justice Johns in the…
Rank this Week: 946

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 174

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Jul 16

    Amazon Prime Air

    Amazon Prime Air
    Amazon has announced it will use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver packages.  But how soon?  Westlaw Journal Aviation quoted Barbara Lichman and Paul Fraidenburgh today in an article entitled “The FAA’s recent notice…
  • Jul 9

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has added another arrow to its quiver in its ongoing campaign to limit residential and commercial development in even the remotest vicinity of airports.  In late April, FAA…
  • Jul 1

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV
    2014 has been the year of the unmanned aircraft systems (also known as drones).  Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with LXBN TV to discuss the state of the UAS industry and what to expect in the coming months.  The…
Rank this Week: 623

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 17

    USA Today: Cover-ups Mask Roots of Small-Aircraft Crashe

    USA Today: Cover-ups Mask Roots of Small-Aircraft Crashe
    A few hours ago, USA Today published a lengthy investigative report devoted to small aircraft crashes. The conclusion:  aviation manufacturers have long concealed the fact that their defectively designed products cause aircraft…
  • May 5

    US Airways Flight 735: Airline's Obligation to Compensate Injured Passenger

    US Airways Flight 735: Airline's Obligation to Compensate Injured Passenger
    US Airways Flight 735 from Philadelphia to Orlando encountered turbulence as it passed through 17,000 feet. Three passengers and two flight attendants were injured so badly that they were hospitalized when the plane returned for landing in …
  • Apr 15

    Judge Rules Lawyer Filing Malaysia Flight MH 370 Petition Acted Improperly

    Judge Rules Lawyer Filing Malaysia Flight MH 370 Petition Acted Improperly
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysia Flight MH 370, Monica Kelly of the Ribbeck Law Firm announced that her firm was filing litigation in Chicago seeking to preserve evidence and identify other possible defendants who might be involved in the…
Rank this Week: 847

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jul 18

    Liability for MH17

    Liability for MH17
    Professor Brian F. Havel was interviewed for a post on Malaysia Airlines' anticipated liability for yesterday's crash in the New York Times' Upshot blog. Under the Montreal Convention, Malaysia is still responsible to its passengers for…
  • Jul 17

    Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine

    Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine
    Earlier today a Boeing 777 operated by Malaysia Airlines and carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area that has been the subject of heavy fighting in recent months. While...
  • Jul 16

    AirAsia Gives Japan Another Try

    AirAsia Gives Japan Another Try
    AirAsia recently announced plans to relaunch its Japanese affiliate. The Malaysian low-cost carrier has successfully circumvented rules against foreign ownership and control of airlines by partnering with local investors to establish…
Rank this Week: 251

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 609

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 960

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jul 27

    Shaming The Shamele

    Shaming The Shamele
    While we're sure it's merely a coincidence, hot on the heels of the letter that Rep. Pete Sessions sent to the Treasury Department's Inspector General that complained about the repeated failure of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue a...
  • Jul 23

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer
    *Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not...
  • Jul 20

    Alleged "Overcharger" Settle

    Alleged &quot;Overcharger&quot; Settle
    Almost one year ago, we discussed an investigation by the Colorado Attorney General into the alleged inflation by foreclosure attorneys of certain foreclosure costs, and, subsequently, allegations of more widespread falsification of fees and…
Rank this Week: 185

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jul 16

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot
      The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing…
  • Jul 15

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment
      Springtime is supposed to be a joyful time for those who have graduated from college. However, for many members of the class of 2014, graduation means that they have left their student lifestyle behind, and they are about to meet their…
  • Jul 11

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?
    The Supreme Court finally addressed the issue of when an IRA does not count as a retirement account. For nearly ten years, the question of whether inherited IRAs are protected during bankruptcy has gone unanswered. Finally, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 984

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 969

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    &ldquo;What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!&rdquo;
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 100

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Covers the BAPCPA, bankruptcy, circuit splits, code statutory interpretation, and recent case law developments. By the Coleman Law Firm.

http://www.bankruptcylitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 760

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 227

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
  • May 20

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett
    Recently I ran across someone who wanted to make just about the worst mistake possible for a Massachusetts resident who has just filed for bankruptcy protection. She wanted to sign a reaffirmation agreement on a leased car. Why is that such a…
  • May 14

    Bankruptcy creditor blamed for arrest warrant

    Bankruptcy creditor blamed for arrest warrant
    If a creditor is suing you in small claims court, and you file a bankruptcy case to put an end to the problem (which it should), and the creditor does nothing further to collect on the debt (which is proper), the creditor still can end up in…
Rank this Week: 993

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 233

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Studying law in prison helps convict win freedom

    Studying law in prison helps convict win freedom
    The ABA Journal online has an interesting (and inspiring) article today about Rodell Sanders, a Chicago man who spent 20 years in prison for murder. Sanders decided to learn the law while he was in jail, and committed himself to studying law…
  • Jul 25

    .These shoes were made for walking...

    .These shoes were made for walking...
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Ducere, a company in India, has come up with a new entry in the "wearable technology" field: the Lechal smart shoe, aka "interactive haptic footwear".  The shoes are bluetooth-enabled so that they can…
  • Jul 23

    New additions to Historical Newspapers database

    New additions to Historical Newspapers database
    The University Library System reports new additions to their ProQuest Historical Newspapers database. They have completed the collection of Black Newspapers (9 titles total) and added the 4 titles of the American Jewish Newspaper collection.…
Rank this Week: 307

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jul 15

    #barpreplife: BEWARE — Bar Prepper

    #barpreplife: BEWARE — Bar Prepper
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Thedford, SMU Law School graduate and BARBRI bar review student 2 Weeks Left The countdown is no longer a friendly thing. To be honest, I’m not sure if it ever was. Today marks 15 days until the bar exam. The…
  • Jul 10

    #barpreplife: #BarPrepTweetsOTheWeek brought to you in the form of #BarPrepMovieTitle

    #barpreplife: #BarPrepTweetsOTheWeek brought to you in the form of #BarPrepMovieTitle
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Thedford, SMU Law School graduate and BARBRI bar review student What do you do on a Monday night deep in the middle of bar prep? You manipulate popular movie titles into bar prep related titles. This definitely counts as…
  • Jul 1

    #barpreplife: I Dunno

    #barpreplife: I Dunno
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Thedford, SMU Law School graduate and BARBRI bar review student Hello all, It’s been a while, I know. There are really only a few things going on when you’re half-way through bar prep: 1) Stress Most days…
Rank this Week: 861

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 27

    26 Questions EU Regulators Want Google to Answer – WSJ

    26 Questions EU Regulators Want Google to Answer – WSJ
    WSJ.com: “European Union privacy watchdogs grilled Google Inc. and other search engines for two hours on Thursday on how they are implementing the bloc’s new “right to be forgotten” online–and then gave them…
  • Jul 27

    The Governance of Regulators – OECD

    The Governance of Regulators – OECD
    “This series brings together OECD work related to the 2012 Recommendation of Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. It offers information about the policies, practices and institutions needed to improve regulatory policy…
  • Jul 27

    DHS Infrastructure Sector Resilience Report: Electric Power Delivery

    DHS Infrastructure Sector Resilience Report: Electric Power Delivery
    “The Department of Homeland Security Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS/OCIA) Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) produces Sector Resilience Reports to improve partner understanding of the…
Rank this Week: 34

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 22

    Wishing students success on the bar exam

    Wishing students success on the bar exam
    The Bar Exam is upcoming. And with it comes heightened stress and potential for students, but also an odd chance for diverging interests between a small number of students and their law schools. Bar exam homonyms: high stakes; gateway,…
  • Jul 10

    Thirty-One Themes of Thought

    Thirty-One Themes of Thought
    “Thirty-One Themes of Thought” is the title I gave my fifth grade class poetry compilation.  What could this possibly have to do with best practices for law professors? This post, my first for this blog I have long admired, I…
  • Jul 8

    Writing about Teaching Literature

    Writing about Teaching Literature
    Originally posted on Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed.:by Laura L. Runge The MLA recently released its long-awaited report on Doctoral Study in Modern Languages and Literature. Among its recommendations, the report argues for greater…
Rank this Week: 904

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jul 20

    Craft Beverage Association, Survey

    Craft Beverage Association, Survey
    As of this date and writing, we have 163 good surveys. Almost all of them are submitted by people with relevant experience; 77% of the respondents have more than two years of work experience in the alcohol beverage field. These surveys…
  • Jul 7

    Help TTB Break the Logjam (Free the Labels)

    Help TTB Break the Logjam (Free the Labels)
    In this blog, every now and then, we talk about how the label and formula system at TTB can be quite slow, despite various TTB efforts to streamline things. Some top examples are here:  101 Days (to get a spirits label approved);…
  • Jun 13

    Coke Gets Served (and Pommelled)

    Coke Gets Served (and Pommelled)
    It was bad enough when Pom called out Coke for going quite a bit too far in posing its apple juice as pomegranate juice. It got even worse when various Supreme Court Justices suggested, orally, that Coke was trying to trick people. And on…
Rank this Week: 540

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
  • Jul 18

    Government Medicaid Report

    Government Medicaid Report
    Despite continuing evidence and predictions of expanded enrollment for private health insurance pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid planning, especially for long-term care costs, continues to represent a…
  • Jul 1

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3
    Is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) good or bad for structured settlements? What impact will it have on settlement planning in personal injury cases? Four years following its enactment, and two years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its…
Rank this Week: 383

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

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

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

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

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

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

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

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 787

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 &ndash; our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • May 17

    Branding first starts with your team

    Branding first starts with your team
    External branding starts with developing a consistent, internal message first. When you think of branding and positioning, remember that your first line of offense and the most important representation of your company comes from your…
  • Jan 15

    Camping out and closing deal

    Camping out and closing deal
    I am sure you can see a common thread in many of my recent posts - Sales, Sales, Sales!  I don't care how great your product is because without an ability to articulate the value proposition succinctly, tell the world about it in a…
Rank this Week: 888

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 713

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day, 2014

    Happy Independence Day, 2014
    I would like to wish you on behalf of myself and the Biker Law Blog a happy Independence Day for the year 2014. On this day in the year 1776, a group of liberal radicals declared their independence from the English Empire, which was a…
  • Jul 3

    How to hardwire a GPS into a Harley-Davidson Electra glide

    How to hardwire a GPS into a Harley-Davidson Electra glide
    For several years now I’ve used a GPS set up my different Harley-Davidson Electra glides with a cigarette charger type of cable that I had the jerry-rigged into the GPS. You can read an article that I wrote about my GPS setup back in…
Rank this Week: 503

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 664

BlawgConomics

BlawgConomics

Explores the intersection of law and economics. By Joshua Sturtevant.

http://blawgconomics.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    The Problem with Libertarianism

    The Problem with Libertarianism
    Libertarianism has created some excitement among the American masses recently in lock-step with the perception that government interference in citizens' lives is on the rise. However, opponents like to point out that libertarianism…
  • Nov 4

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could
    I have spoken unfavorably about Obamacare many times on this page. While I didn't like the voting process related to it, the forced coverage language or the taxes and the rising costs that would necessarily be associated…
  • Nov 2

    The Price of Liberty...

    The Price of Liberty...
    I had to make a quick stop into the office this morning. Unfortunately, part of the Metro system I would have taken was closed. Fear not dear readers - this was due to weekend track work, not a lesser-reported government…
Rank this Week: 500

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
  • Jul 13

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4
    Our last three posts on the highest civil court in the Lone Star State went from Bloody Day at Texas Supreme Court (Mar. 28, 2014) to Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Supreme Court of Texas? (Apr. 25) to...
  • Jul 11

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review
    A Question of Efficiency Will quick review of a final judgment in just one of many cases that make up a large multi-district litigation bog the MDL process down -- or make it work better? Defense lawyers insist that consolidation...
Rank this Week: 127

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 659

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
Rank this Week: 765

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 26

    Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutuional

    Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutuional
    After the recent July 16, 2014 Order Declaring California’s Death Penalty System Unconstitutional by the United States District Court for the Central District Of California in the case of Jones v. Chappell, users at the Brooklyn Law…
  • Jul 16

    Recent Ruling: 5th Circuit Upholds UT at Austin’s Admissions Policy

    Recent Ruling: 5th Circuit Upholds UT at Austin’s Admissions Policy
    Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, applying strict scrutiny, upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policies. The court held that “to deny UT Austin its limited use of race in its…
  • Jul 11

    New on Library Website: OneSearch

    New on Library Website: OneSearch
    The next time you visit the library’s website, you’ll notice we’ve made a change to our home page.  Instead of a search box for our SARA catalog, you can now search the catalog plus multiple databases using our new…
Rank this Week: 253

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    Wilbraham, Massachusetts: Two Dead, One Injured in Fatal Crash

    Wilbraham, Massachusetts: Two Dead, One Injured in Fatal Crash
    June 30, 2014 – Nolan Toski, 23, and Nathan Raffol, 19, both of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, have died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in an auto accident.  Adam Surrette, 24, of Springfield, was seriously injured…
  • Jun 17

    South Hadley, Massachusetts: Passenger Dies in Route 116 Car Accident

    South Hadley, Massachusetts: Passenger Dies in Route 116 Car Accident
    June 17, 2014 – Wesley Schutt, 62, of the Feeding Hills section of Agawam, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in an auto accident.  The accident occurred on Saturday at approximately…
  • Jun 10

    Seekonk, Massachusetts: South Attleboro Man Dies in Route 195 Motorcycle Crash

    Seekonk, Massachusetts: South Attleboro Man Dies in Route 195 Motorcycle Crash
    June 9, 2014 – Frederick Hoard III, 24, of South Attleboro, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The accident occurred last Monday, June 2, 2014, at approximately 9:55…
Rank this Week: 803

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Social Security And Bankruptcy

    Social Security And Bankruptcy
    Is Social Security considered as an asset in bankruptcy? No. Your Social Security income is not considered an asset. Social Security is not factored into your Means Test either. Even if you have built up a huge “asset” of…
  • Jun 24

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy
    One of the most common questions we get asked by our Boston bankruptcy clients is:  what will happen to my credit if I file for bankruptcy?  Our website has the answer to how the credit reporting agencies score your credit. …
  • Jun 18

    33 States Find Errors in Experian Credit Reporting

    33 States Find Errors in Experian Credit Reporting
    The State of Mississippi filed suit last month against Experian last month and that case was moved to federal court today.  The lawsuit alleges that Experian Information Solutions knew of errs on consumers’ credit reports yet…
Rank this Week: 835

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    I’ve Just Been in Uber Accident, What do I do?

    I’ve Just Been in Uber Accident, What do I do?
    You’re late for work on a rainy morning, you miss the bus. Thankfully, you called an Uber and your ride will be at your door within minutes. Problem solved. But what happens if the Ubercar in which you are travelling gets in to an…
  • Jul 14

    $5.4 Million Awarded to Motorcyclist in Career-Ending Accident

    $5.4 Million Awarded to Motorcyclist in Career-Ending Accident
    John Hendrickson loved his job. He rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, editing the music of some of the most well-known names in the industry. Hendrickson was a recording engineer employed by Capitol Records to perfect the recordings of…
  • Jun 30

    No Charges for Driver of Fatal Hit-and-Run Bike Accident

    No Charges for Driver of Fatal Hit-and-Run Bike Accident
    After a long deliberation, a grand jury has found the driver who killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in Charlestown in April not guilty. Ricky Prezioso, 41, was initially charged with the death of bicyclist Owen McGrory, 30, when…
Rank this Week: 991

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Four Injured in Massachusetts - When Medical Conditions that Cause Accident

    Four Injured in Massachusetts - When Medical Conditions that Cause Accident
    Our Boston car accident lawyers know traffic accidents are seldom "accidents." According to a recent report in the Boston Globe, four people were injured in a head-on collision in East Dennis, Massachusetts. Police are saying that the…
  • Jul 15

    Carter v. Progressive Mountain Ins.: Car Accidents and UM Coverage

    Carter v. Progressive Mountain Ins.: Car Accidents and UM Coverage
    In Carter v. Progressive Mountain Ins., the Supreme Court of Georgia explored the issue of whether Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage could based upon the wording of a settlement with the at-fault driver's insurance company. In Carter, the…
  • Jul 10

    Reis v. Volvo Cars of N. Am.: Car Accidents and Mechanical Failure

    Reis v. Volvo Cars of N. Am.: Car Accidents and Mechanical Failure
    Our Boston car accident lawyers understand the importance of arguing for jury instructions helpful to the plaintiff's case. In Reis v. Volvo Cars of North America, as reported in the New York State Law Reporting Bureau, the court applied a…
Rank this Week: 613

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 360

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 814