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ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
  • Nov 7

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP
    Trump has a base of supporters that seem to think he really cares about them and will work on their behalf. Those beliefs are not based in credible evidence. Let's examine. Trump claims that he will create jobs and save...
  • Sep 8

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA
    Senator Wyden (D-Oregon) has been interested in reforming retirement account tax treatment for some time. Back in the fall of 2014, he and Senator Orrin Hatch held hearings on the need for retirement account reform, focused on the idea…
Rank this Week: 421

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • Aug 31

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash

    What to do if you are directly solicited for a lawyer after a crash
    This morning on her way to work, a paralegal in our office was injured when someone rear-ended her car on the way to work. When she was waiting for a CT scan in the hospital emergency department, she sent us a text reporting that she had…
  • Aug 31

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal

    TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal
    Lawyers and paralegals who had previously worked at personal injury firms that advertise heavily on television, billboards and bus placards have told me many tales about the business model of those firms. They have told me how lawyers may be…
  • Aug 29

    16 Ways to Overcome the Independent Contractor Defense

    16 Ways to Overcome the Independent Contractor Defense
    Effective representation of the plaintiff in a case of serious injury or wrongful death often requires that counsel overcome an “independent contractor” defense.  That frequently involves solving a shell…
Rank this Week: 386

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Dec 20

    Berlin is not Afraid

    Berlin is not Afraid
    Terroristen dieser Welt, schaut auf diese Stadt! Our 9/11 reflexes are alive and well, but is the tragedy of Berlin really a national crisis? Running a lorry into a crowded Christmas market was an attack on our lifestyle and insofar it…
  • Nov 27

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest
    In Aesop’s fable the Lion, the Bear and the Fox, the lion and the bear fight over a deer until both are too tired to continue, the fox, having seen their fatigue and lacerations runs off with the deer in its jaws. America, being the…
  • Nov 11

    Good luck, Mr. President

    Good luck, Mr. President
    Despite all the anger and frustration, the Trump victory is not the end of the world. Every American president is part of an institutional structure, his power checked and balanced by other branches of government and institutions of the…
Rank this Week: 575

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 18

    Even Lawyers Need to Play

    Even Lawyers Need to Play
    Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in my youth, it was easier to get me to eat…
  • Jan 18

    Even Lawyers Need to Play

    Even Lawyers Need to Play
    Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in my youth, it was easier to get me to eat…
  • Jan 17

    How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive

    How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive
    The start of a new year always brings a renewed desire for change, a sense of wanting to improve. It's a really good feeling. Wanting to be better, do better and serve others better is an excellent sign of the desire for self-growth —…
Rank this Week: 385

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Featured Snippets for Law Firm

    Featured Snippets for Law Firm
    Google’s leaders want to deliver more than just ten blue links. When they can, they want to deliver answers. One way they deliver these answers is through featured snippets. Here are some ways lawyers should think about earning featured…
  • Sep 12

    Local Search Click-Through Rate

    Local Search Click-Through Rate
    For many local business search queries, Google serves results that include a combination of AdWords listings, local pack listings, and traditional organic listings. For example, here’s a search on the phrase bankruptcy attorneys: To…
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
Rank this Week: 479

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    The top 10 ways to get over the Christmas disaster

    The top 10 ways to get over the Christmas disaster
    Christmas is one of those times when, according to the films, romance is in the air and the world is all of sparkle with love. All too often, it is full of pain and misery as couples split up, burdened by heat, flies, debt and those God…
  • Dec 17

    Family Court recognises US pre-birth surrogacy order

    Family Court recognises US pre-birth surrogacy order
    Family Court of Australia court registers US pre-birth surrogacy order In a groundbreaking decision, for the first time ever, the Family Court of Australia has registered a US surrogacy order. The effect of the Australian order means, that…
  • Oct 9

    Court orders wife to refund over $200k in spousal maintenance

    Court orders wife to refund over $200k in spousal maintenance
    A  case last year in the Family Court of Australia, which had the effect of requiring the wife to repay the husband over $215,000 in spousal maintenance previously paid has demonstrated that it is possible for substantial interim spousal…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Jan 16

    My submission supporting the abolition of gay panic defence in Queensland

    My submission supporting the abolition of gay panic defence in Queensland
    I have just received news that I can now publish my submission to the Queensland Parliament committee where I supported the abolition of gay panic defence in Queensland. Here is my submission: <!--[if !mso]> v\:*…
  • Jan 8

    I'm sorry, Shan Ju Lin, I don't want to be treated like a patient

    I'm sorry, Shan Ju Lin, I don't want to be treated like a patient
    About 40 or so years ago, the routine treatment for gays in the army in Australia, besides dishonourable discharge, was to ensure that they received psychiatric treatment, which included being held in custody, then electric shock treatment,…
  • Jan 7

    13 January last day submssions to Senate committee about marriage bill

    13 January last day submssions to Senate committee about marriage bill
    13 January is the last day to make submissions to a Senate Committee about the Government's exposure draft Bill to amend the Marriage Act. This is the draft, if ever there is to be the plebiscite, that the Government is saying it wants to put…
Rank this Week: 962

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: 189

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/
Rank this Week: 653

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 4

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash
    A courageous client speaks to Stephen Stock about the risks to the flying public.   
  • Sep 10

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video
    It was seven years ago that Kas Osterbuhr put together a nearly courtroom-ready reconstruction animation of Flight 1549. At the time, there really was nothing else like it. With the movie coming out, Kas went back and updated his work.…
  • Jun 25

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
Rank this Week: 861

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
  • Nov 11

    Aviation in a Trump Administration

    Aviation in a Trump Administration
    Bloomberg News solicited comments from Professor Brian F. Havel in an article this week speculating on what U.S. aviation policy might look like under President-elect Trump.
Rank this Week: 266

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Jan 17

    New @azcourts site gives court information, legal help for everyday people

    New @azcourts site gives court information, legal help for everyday people
    Here is some important news from the Arizona Supreme Court. This information may be helpful to you, but it may be even more vital to friends, neighbors, and family members. PHOENIX – A new website launched on January 12 to offer basic…
  • Jan 11

    READ THIS BLOG POST CAREFULLY AS IT’S ABOUT TERMS OF SERVICE, yo

    READ THIS BLOG POST CAREFULLY AS IT’S ABOUT TERMS OF SERVICE, yo
    If you had to guess what documents are most central to your daily life and to your future possibilities, I’d wager many Americans would point to works like the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. Probably because they think…
  • Jan 6

    Law practice + @goclio data = better law profession conclusion

    Law practice + @goclio data = better law profession conclusion
    Big Data may mean Big Insights. At least, that’s one major takeaway I got from the Legal Trends Report released by Clio late last year. Yesterday, I shared my December editor’s column from Arizona Attorney Magazine in which I…
Rank this Week: 958

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: 417

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jan 17

    Not a penny more

    Not a penny more
    Old Smoothie popped round to UpTights’ room yesterday.  They have a case listed against each other next week and he wanted to try and settle it early.  OldSmoothie is for a mother who was knocked over by a drunk driver and…
  • Jan 10

    Diva

    Diva
    Apparently there was an opera singer dining on High Table in Gray’s Inn Hall last night.  The diva surrounded by some of the country’s most distinguished barristers and judges. “Doesn’t open her mouth for less…
  • Jan 9

    Protecting Yourself From Online Fraud in 2017

    Protecting Yourself From Online Fraud in 2017
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post As compensation claims from victims of online fraud continue to flood lawyers’ offices around the world, consumers are still underprepared to protect themselves…
Rank this Week: 957

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"

    Bo Burt on &quot;Justice and Empathy&quot;
    I've just read the manuscript of Bo Burt's forthcoming posthumous book, "Justice and Empathy." The book restates themes from his earlier work. Given my background, I was especially taken with his use of psychoanalytic theory to describe the…
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
  • Jan 16

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president
    After the 1800 election was thrown into the House of Representatives, Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter urging Representative James Bayard of Delaware to support Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  Hamilton argued that Burr, whom he…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jan 16

    Online Lenders: Promise and Peril

    Online Lenders: Promise and Peril
    David Price of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond was kind enough to send me a link to the an article by Tim Sablik in the latest edition of the bank's "Econ Focus" magazine called "Tomorrow's Lenders?". It's actually…
  • Jan 8

    Warren Pursues a Non-Solution

    Warren Pursues a Non-Solution
    Now that Massachusetts has joined the eight states that allow recreational marijuana sales and use, Senator Elizabeth "Trail of Tears" Warren has decided to hound FinCEN about updating its 2014 guidance to financial institutions who…
  • Jan 2

    The Law Enforcement Entry Barrier

    The Law Enforcement Entry Barrier
    An article in the Yahoo News (reprinting a French newspaper article) (H/T Housingwire) describes the US as the world's bank cop when it comes to punishing the bad behavior of the world's biggest banks. Handing out multibillion-dollar fines…
Rank this Week: 199

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
  • Jan 8

    Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1: An Unlikely New Weapon Against Debtor

    Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1: An Unlikely New Weapon Against Debtor
    It has been five years since Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court enacted Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1.  Hailed as a victory for homeowners against greedy mortgage banks, the rule was designed to force banks to certify to the court that the…
  • Jan 6

    Is Your Car Loan Underwater – What Are Your Options?

    Is Your Car Loan Underwater &ndash; What Are Your Options?
    Would you be surprised to discover that your car is underwater? Not underwater in the sense of being wet, but in a financial sense. You are financially underwater with your loan if the fair market value of your vehicle is substantially less…
  • Jan 3

    Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

    Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer
     “Why should I pay money I don’t have to a lawyer to file for bankruptcy? Isn’t it just filling out a few forms!” Countless bankruptcy attorneys have heard words similar to these, not only from potential…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 693

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 114

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Jan 13

    GPO Style Manual: new edition

    GPO Style Manual: new edition
    The Government Publishing Office (GPO) has announced the release of a new edition of their Style Manual. It's available as a free download in several different formats from the GPO website. According to the announcement, "Besides a thorough…
  • Jan 13

    ALA & Google to launch phase 2 of code-teaching program

    ALA &amp; Google to launch phase 2 of code-teaching program
    "the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., announced a call for Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty to participate in Phase Two of the Libraries Ready to Code project. This work will culminate in graduate level course…
  • Jan 12

    Northeastern law students compile civil rights & restorative justice archive

    Northeastern law students compile civil rights &amp; restorative justice archive
    The ABA Journal has an interesting article about the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. The project has been identifying lynching deaths that occurred "during the reign of…
Rank this Week: 319

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jan 17

    #The1Llife: The Wait

    #The1Llife: The Wait
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law Welcome back friends! After a nice long break (hopefully relaxing and enjoyable) it’s time to start the second semester of law school. Except you don’t know how the first…
  • Jan 11

    Inspired To Become U.S. Qualified, South African Lawyer Achieves Impact

    Inspired To Become U.S. Qualified, South African Lawyer Achieves Impact
      Francisca Pretorius looked abroad to the United States to continue her studies, then applied to sit for the Colorado bar exam and passed it on the first try – with the help of BARBRI. MY NAME IS FRANCISCA PRETORIUS and…
  • Jan 4

    #The1Llife: I’ve Made It!

    #The1Llife: I’ve Made It!
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law Congrats! You just finished the most difficult semester of law school! Seriously, it’s such a cool accomplishment and you should be very proud of the work you’ve done. It…
Rank this Week: 847

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 17

    EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory

    EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory
    “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56% from 2005-2015 at industrial facilities submitting data to the…
  • Jan 17

    The Online Atlas of Urban Expansion

    The Online Atlas of Urban Expansion
    “The Atlas of Urban Expansion, an open-source online resource with maps, satellite images, and data on spatial changes in cities around the world, has been revised and updated. The new database is a partnership of the Lincoln Institute…
  • Jan 17

    Paper – Protected Class Gatekeeping

    Paper – Protected Class Gatekeeping
    Clarke, Jessica A., Protected Class Gatekeeping (January 12, 2017). New York University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 1, 2017. Available for download at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2898532 “Courts routinely begin their analyses of…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
Rank this Week: 915

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
  • Dec 4

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC
    Right there on the label of this beer, almost every part of it, Austin Beerworks makes it clear that you should proceed with maximum caution. You should not even think about consuming this beer with KFC, while wearing lederhosen, or while…
  • Nov 11

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage
    When was the last time you tried TTB’s Formulas Online (FONL) system? It continues to change every few months, since its inception a few years ago. When I went to use it earlier this week I was struck by how much information TTB is…
  • Nov 1

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?
    The latest issue of Beverage Master just came in last week. It is the October-November issue and has a fine article about Moonshine University, if I may say so myself. A small excerpt is below, and you can find the entire article, and indeed…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • Jan 16

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit
    Based upon the history of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP), and the role of Richard Risk (an SSP founder and member) as one of the plaintiff attorneys, structured settlement industry participants might assume that SSP, as an…
  • Oct 9

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference
    The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), "the only non-profit association exclusively addressing the issues and challenges of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Statute and its impact on workers’ compensation…
  • Sep 11

    S2P2J Release 60

    S2P2J Release 60
    The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for almost 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. Since it was first published in…
Rank this Week: 388

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

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

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

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

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

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

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

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 829

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 946

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

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

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 760

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/
  • Apr 8

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!
    I know many people do not like surprises, but I have a big surprise that’s coming that will revolutionize the way motorcycle accident cases are handled nationwide. As many of you know I have been utterly disgusted at the marketing…
  • Feb 2

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle
    I have been a personal injury attorney for almost 20 years. I have been riding motorcycles over 40 years. The one thing I can say for certain is that a motorcycle with 2 wheels, has much less traction than a car with 4 wheels. Further, a…
  • Dec 3

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally
    Every year for the past 5 years I have posted pictures by way of a video slideshow of all the pictures I take at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. This year, 2015, was the 75th annual rally, and as usual I am publishing my video picture…
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Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
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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…
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Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
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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
  • Jan 15

    Little reason to attack the guardian at trial

    Little reason to attack the guardian at trial
    Working on materials for an upcoming lecture on attorney/guardian interactions, I realized that it had been years since I last felt compelled to “attack” the guardian ad litem at trial. However I am often asked by colleagues on…
  • Jan 12

    What the guardian should expect from the attorneys/What attorneys should expect from the guardian

    What the guardian should expect from the attorneys/What attorneys should expect from the guardian
    The following are materials for an upcoming Charleston County guardian ad litem luncheon.  I am posting them as a blog so that folks can comment.  I often “recycle” lectures, so comments may be used to update the…
  • Jan 6

    Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow

    Let&rsquo;s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow
    Recently, walking past an apertment in Amsterdam, I observed the following postcard-sized calling card for a “life coach” and broke out laughing: Attorneys, especially family law attorneys, represent folks who are trying to…
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BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jan 14

    Emoluments Clause: Constitution’s Least Litigated

    Emoluments Clause: Constitution’s Least Litigated
    Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution (known as the Emoluments Clause) reads: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall,…
  • Jan 12

    Update: World Share Interlibrary Loan Prime

    Update: World Share Interlibrary Loan Prime
    The Library is implementing a new system to manage interlibrary loans called World Share Interlibrary Loan Prime.  The system will streamline interlibrary loan service. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the service that gives you access to the…
  • Dec 22

    Library Hours – Winter Break and Beyond

    Library Hours – Winter Break and Beyond
    The Library will be CLOSED from Saturday, December 24th, through Monday, January 2nd. Winter Session begins on Monday, January 2nd and ends on Friday, January 13th. These are the Library Hours for early January: Tuesday, January 3rd –…
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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/
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Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
  • Sep 29

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

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
Rank this Week: 817

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Report: Double Fatal Single Car Crash in Milton

    Report: Double Fatal Single Car Crash in Milton
    Massachusetts State Police (MSP) responded to a car crash in Milton that left two dead and another injured, according to a recent news report from the Boston Herald.  This accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. when a car crashed into a tree…
  • Jan 13

    U.S. DOT Issues New Proposed Guidelines to Handle Distracted Driving

    U.S. DOT Issues New Proposed Guidelines to Handle Distracted Driving
    There is no question that distracted driving is a major problem in cities like Boston and across the United States.  While many people may not realize this, it is becoming a bigger problem, in terms of the number of accidents, than drunk…
  • Jan 9

    NHTSA Reports Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches 90 Percent – Historic High

    NHTSA Reports Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches 90 Percent – Historic High
    When someone gets in a car, they are expected to wear a seat belt.  This is instilled upon us from a young age, and, in case we forget, the car will sound annoying alarms and flash lights to remind us to fasten our seat belts.  This…
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Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How to Avoid Being Involved in an Accident with a Tractor Trailer

    How to Avoid Being Involved in an Accident with a Tractor Trailer
    Tractor-trailers, also called 18-wheelers and big rigs, are frequently involved in accidents. And an accident with a large truck often results in serious injuries or death. Due to the nature of the business, trucks are on the road for longer…
  • Nov 11

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 Americans died as the result of distracted driving in 2014. The total number of traffic deaths have risen more than 10 percent from the first half of 2015 to the…
  • Nov 11

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 Americans died as the result of distracted driving in 2014. The total number of traffic deaths have risen more than 10 percent from the first half of 2015 to the…
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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/
  • Jan 18

    Why You Should Fight Your Second OUI Charge.

    Why You Should Fight Your Second OUI Charge.
    So, it happened again? In a perfect world, we would all learn from our mistakes the first time…but it doesn’t always work that way. If you are facing charges for a second OUI offense in Massachusetts, you will need the help of a…
  • Jan 16

    Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusett

    Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusett
    Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide problem, and it’s growing. As such, prescription fraud crimes are also on the rise. If you’re facing prescription fraud charges, you could be convicted of drug crimes, but you can also be…
  • Jan 13

    You can’t hide from an outstanding MA warrant, but you can resolve it. Here’s how.

    You can’t hide from an outstanding MA warrant, but you can resolve it. Here’s how.
    There are two types of warrants in Massachusetts, arrest warrants and bench warrants. A bench warrant is generally the less serious of the two. These are issued for multiple reasons, including failure to show up at a court hearing or failure…
Rank this Week: 363

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: 591

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 3

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016
    2016 was the year that church plans went to the Supreme Court, excessive fee claims came to elite universities and the Department of Labor’s authority to alter its regulation of fiduciary conduct was challenged in multiple courts. Of…
  • Dec 23

    I Predict the Future in Planadvisor

    I Predict the Future in Planadvisor
    I, and a cast of other ERISA Nostradamus[es], claim to foretell the future of ERISA litigation – by gazing back at the past year – in this new article in Planadvisor, titled “Expect More Varied ERISA Litigation in…
  • Dec 16

    Sanders v. The Phoenix Insurance Company Is a Comprehensive Insurance Coverage Decision, But Have Bad Facts Again Made Bad Law?

    Sanders v. The Phoenix Insurance Company Is a Comprehensive Insurance Coverage Decision, But Have Bad Facts Again Made Bad Law?
    So this is interesting, from a couple of perspectives. The First Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a fairly comprehensive opinion addressing a number of issues in insurance coverage law in Massachusetts. The facts are a little salacious,…
Rank this Week: 426

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Can I Be Liable for My Elderly Parent’s Car Accident?

    Can I Be Liable for My Elderly Parent’s Car Accident?
    Deciding when it’s time to hang up the keys for good can be an emotionally-challenging process for elderly parents and their children alike. For the driver in question, giving up the keys can signal a loss of independence and freedom.…
  • Nov 30

    Social host liability – How good intentions go horribly wrong

    Social host liability – How good intentions go horribly wrong
    You’re the parent of a Massachusetts high school student and have done a tremendous job so far of encouraging your child to always be honest and always ask you questions, even the ones that make you uncomfortable. One day, you get a…
  • Nov 29

    If a Child is Injured on My Property, Am I Liable?

    If a Child is Injured on My Property, Am I Liable?
    Well, the short answer is, it depends. The fact that an injury occurred on your property does not automatically make you responsible. However, if negligence played a role, that’s an entirely different story. In addition, the rules of…
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