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ataxingmatter

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: 420

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: 575

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: 391

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • 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…
  • Oct 3

    Western Foreign Policy Dissent and NATO's Role in the World

    Western Foreign Policy Dissent and NATO's Role in the World
    Jeremy Corbyn recently won his re-election to lead Britain’s opposition party, the Labour Party. An ardent socialist and sceptic of interventionism, he has advocated leaving NATO before being leader. Now as leader, he has consistently…
Rank this Week: 574

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 2

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

    Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016
    As we usher in the holiday season there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the presidential election. So, as you shop for your favorite lawyer this holiday season, consider these five…
  • Dec 1

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor

    Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor
    Most lawyers deal with the printed word all day long. They’ve been trained to take in and share knowledge as text. As a writer, it’s a stretch for me to even conceive of presenting information in a simple Excel chart. My bible…
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: 477

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    Launch of Dangerous Liaison

    Launch of Dangerous Liaison
    On Thursday night, I had the privilege of speaking at the launch of Marina Bakker's new book Dangerous Liaisons. The launch was at Mary Ryan's bookshop in Brisbane. The book is a great how to guide about how to avoid falling into…
  • Aug 13

    The three basic rules of advocacy- taught to me by a man on Monday

    The three basic rules of advocacy- taught to me by a man on Monday
    Last week I was thankful for a man who did not know when to shut up. This may sound ironic coming from a lawyer, especially a lawyer who blogs, presents and writes articles as I do, but one of the essential features of being a good advocate…
Rank this Week: 632

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/
  • Nov 2

    Hooray! Qld to allow same sex couples, singles to adopt

    Hooray! Qld to allow same sex couples, singles to adopt
    Last night the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to the State's Adoption Act 2009 to allow same sex couples, singles and those undergoing fertility treatment to be eligible to adopt. This was an historic moment. For the first time in…
  • Oct 18

    Australia's human rights commissioners call for equal marriage

    Australia's human rights commissioners call for equal marriage
    Yesterday Australia's human right commissioners- both for Australia and all the States and Territories called for equal marriage laws. The commissioners, who comprise the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities, said: <!--[if gte…
  • Oct 17

    Well that was no surprise! Now wait for the muddling before we have equal marriage

    Well that was no surprise! Now wait for the muddling before we have equal marriage
    What was surprising was not that the ALP in effect killed off the plebiscite, but that the ALP caucus, which was always geared to have a conscience vote on gay marriage, at least until 2019, voted unanimously against the plebiscite. This…
Rank this Week: 960

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: 650

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: 860

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • 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.
  • Oct 19

    U.S. Announces Forthcoming Passenger Protection Rule

    U.S. Announces Forthcoming Passenger Protection Rule
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a press release yesterday informing the public about a host of forthcoming measures that could be fairly categorized as consumer protections for airline passengers. Impending changes include…
  • Oct 18

    UK, China Amend Bilateral to Allow More Flights, Destination

    UK, China Amend Bilateral to Allow More Flights, Destination
    Last week the United Kingdom and China reached agreement on amendments to the existing air services agreement between the two countries. Under the new terms, the cap on weekly flights between the two countries will be raised from 80 to...
Rank this Week: 265

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
  • Nov 29

    Movies and lawyer ethics event a longtime critic favorite

    Movies and lawyer ethics event a longtime critic favorite
    If you’re at all like me (and why wouldn’t you be), a full week of work following the short Thanksgiving week seems almost cruel. Perhaps you’re seeking a way to lessen the strain of five days of nonstop labor. If…
  • Nov 17

    Getting tech-fearless not a bad wish for lawyers, other

    Getting tech-fearless not a bad wish for lawyers, other
    We’re midway through November, and I thought I share my wish (early New Year’s resolution?) regarding courage and technology. That’s what I wrote about in the November Arizona Attorney Magazine, and I’ve posted my…
  • Nov 15

    Ever the rom-com, we know how the lawyer–cloud love–hate relationship will end

    Ever the rom-com, we know how the lawyer–cloud love–hate relationship will end
    I occasionally share information and tools from member-service providers. Today, let’s think about … the cloud. Citrix ShareFile was curious about how many lawyers are using the cloud for their work. And being helpful people,…
Rank this Week: 959

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: 419

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 2

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post In the days of yore, people had more ideas of their own and there was even an era when people would come up with innovations galore. Nonetheless, it has been discovered…
  • Nov 29

    CheapSkate

    CheapSkate
    Had the most annoying solicitor in the world on the phone today, a woman whose name can only be CheapSkate.  She’s renowned throughout chambers though her real nickname is somewhat ruder.  Anyway, CheapSkate makes a habit of…
  • Nov 28

    Things You Need to Know About Chesapeake College Admission

    Things You Need to Know About Chesapeake College Admission
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Gaining an admission into Chesapeake College isn’t as difficult or competitive as you might think. Unlike other colleges, Chesapeake College makes it easy for you…
Rank this Week: 955

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Trump's real threat to democracy

    Trump's real threat to democracy
    Last week, CNN asked me to write about how President Donald Trump might restrict freedom of speech. Instead I sent them an op-ed explaining the real threats to democracy. Here it is.
  • Dec 4

    Inside the Strange World of “Reconciliation”

    Inside the Strange World of “Reconciliation”
    David Super     As President-Elect Donald J. Trump feels his way through the transition from candidate to president, another set of far-more-experienced politicians await their turn to transform this country.  House…
  • Dec 1

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of
    A key chapter in North Carolina’s long running attack on one of our Constitution’s most cherished principles—equal political opportunity for all regardless of race—comes to the Supreme Court next week.   The…
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/
  • Nov 29

    Gentle Ben Lands At HUD

    Gentle Ben Lands At HUD
    “Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music...
  • Nov 20

    Will Jeff Jolt The Pot Biz?

    Will Jeff Jolt The Pot Biz?
    With this month's elections having doubled the number of states that permit recreational marijuana use (the grand total stands at eight, plus the District of Columbia), the choice of the new US Attorney General is important to those…
  • Nov 14

    Where's The Care Bair When You Need Her?

    Where's The Care Bair When You Need Her?
    While every pundit on the plant, and all of their BFFs, are writing "what does the Trump triumph mean for [INSERT GROUP HERE]?", I'd rather wait until the Orange Man has time to finish his agenda for the first 100...
Rank this Week: 198

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 28

    Avoid Debt with These Holiday Budgeting Tip

    Avoid Debt with These Holiday Budgeting Tip
    Some people feel as though “the holidays” and “debt” are inextricably bound, and indeed for many, sometimes they can go hand in hand. However, with a little careful planning and some smart spending habits, you…
  • Nov 14

    Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy: What's the Difference?

    Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy: What's the Difference?
    If you are struggling with overwhelming debts, debt settlement and bankruptcy are two options that can help you regain good financial health. While many people are familiar with the word “bankruptcy,” debt settlement is less…
  • Nov 1

    Why It Is Important to Review Your Credit Report Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Why It Is Important to Review Your Credit Report Before Filing Bankruptcy
    You may hear about why it is important to review your credit report annually to make sure information is current and being reported properly to the credit bureaus. But anyone considering bankruptcy should also review their credit report…
Rank this Week: 1000

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
  • Dec 2

    What Happens to My Inheritance in Bankruptcy?

    What Happens to My Inheritance in Bankruptcy?
    Like a lot of things, what will happen to that inheritance in a bankruptcy case depends on the timing.
  • Oct 14

    Eastern District of North Carolina Issues Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Eastern District of North Carolina Issues Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has issued an order establishing some procedures in the wake of the massive flooding in the district. Hurricane Matthew has unleashed unprecedented flooding over many parts of…
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 695

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/
  • Dec 2

    Gender differences in law school

    Gender differences in law school
    Bloomberg Law blog has an interesting post that looks at gender differences in law school attendance. They point out that although almost half of law school students today are female, this is a national average and conceals an interesting…
  • Nov 30

    Cornell Law offers "legal research clinic" opportunity for law student

    Cornell Law offers "legal research clinic" opportunity for law student
    Cornell Law School has a new legal clinic called the "Cornell Legal Research Clinic," a three credit course offered through their Law Library. Students enrolled in the clinic help local residents, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs who…
  • Nov 29

    MIT report on the future of librarie

    MIT report on the future of librarie
    Inside Higher Education reports that MIT has published a preliminary report that is the culmination of a yearlong initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study "how the MIT libraries ought to evolve to best advance the…
Rank this Week: 319

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Dec 1

    #The3Llife: Beginning of the End

    #The3Llife: Beginning of the End
    Guest Blog By Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy This is the beginning of the end. The second to last set of finals. The last time scheduling law school classes. And the last Thanksgiving and winter break as a student.  The…
  • Nov 30

    #The2Llife: Finals—Why Am I So Calm?

    #The2Llife: Finals—Why Am I So Calm?
    Guest Blog By Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law Happy belated Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday! Just kidding. I’m only really wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. I have to admit, this Thanksgiving break was different from…
  • Nov 28

    #The1Llife: The Breakthrough

    #The1Llife: The Breakthrough
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law Ever feel like your brain has reached its finite capacity? Like three months of law school has filled it up to the brim, and everything that’s being poured on top goes in one…
Rank this Week: 845

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 1

    2014 Statistics of U.S. Businesse

    2014 Statistics of U.S. Businesse
    “This release includes single-year estimates of the number of firms, number of establishments, employment and annual payroll. Statistics are presented by Metropolitan Statistical Area, county and Legal Form of Organization. Internet…
  • Dec 1

    Gallup – Trump’s Policy Proposals and Public Opinion

    Gallup – Trump’s Policy Proposals and Public Opinion
    Frank Newport – “As is true for any presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a significant number of promises throughout his more-than-yearlong campaign for the presidency. With less than two months to go before he takes office,…
  • Dec 1

    Paper – Equitable Defenses in the Age of Statute

    Paper – Equitable Defenses in the Age of Statute
    Anenson, T. Leigh, Equitable Defenses in the Age of Statutes (November 6, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2877457 “The Supreme Court’s pending decision in SGA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby…
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/
  • Dec 2

    The Voices We Can’t Hear: How Student Loan Debt Helps Maintain The Status Quo

    The Voices We Can’t Hear: How Student Loan Debt Helps Maintain The Status Quo
    When I began this blog post, I admittedly started in a completely different direction. I kept coming back to a topic that has always intrigued me; how is it that the students we teach get to the point where they are in our class or…
  • Nov 24

    Keeping an experiential identity in bar passage reform

    Keeping an experiential identity in bar passage reform
    Much of the attention of legal educators nationally has been on bar results lately. Given the widespread decline in bar passage in recent years, that is a reasonable and appropriate trend. But in that response, law schools must be careful not…
  • Nov 22

    Examining the Bar

    Examining the Bar
    The Wall Street Journal reports the ABA is proposing an accreditation requirement that 75% of a law school’s graduates sitting for a bar exam must pass it within two years. The article recounts several arguments for and…
Rank this Week: 914

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 7

    Hillary on a Wine Label; Donald on Beer

    Hillary on a Wine Label; Donald on Beer
    With only two days to go until the second Presidential Debate, Trump and Clinton are clearly on everyone’s mind. Including the beer and wine companies shown above. The Trump-inspired Blonde Ale label is from 5 Rabbit…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference
    Fiduciary standards, as they relate to product suitability specifically, and to business practices generally, can be expected to become more significant factors in product sales for the traditional structured settlement market as it continues…
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: 830

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: 941

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

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

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 755

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…
Rank this Week: 401

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…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 533

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":…
Rank this Week: 141

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…
Rank this Week: 682

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
  • Nov 27

    Locking the barn doors after the horse has escaped

    Locking the barn doors after the horse has escaped
    There are a half dozen critical moments in each family court case when having an experienced attorney is critical: motions for temporary relief; contempt actions; mediation; when trial is scheduled; trial; and when post-trial motions are due.…
  • Nov 26

    Betting on an estranged spouse’s untimely demise

    Betting on an estranged spouse&rsquo;s untimely demise
    In the first twenty years of my practice it was rare that a party died in the middle of divorce litigation or within a few years of the divorce. The few times this happened there were obvious warning signs: either a history of serious mental…
  • Nov 25

    (Unwittingly) Coaching the children

    (Unwittingly) Coaching the children
    To most people “coaching” children in the context of custody and visitation cases is telling a child to lie to the judge (or the guardian, or a mental health professional/forensic evaluator) about that party’s or the other…
Rank this Week: 733

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Dec 2

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court
    An article in a recent issue of The New Yorker features Brooklyn Law School alum Carrie Goldberg, Class of 2007, as a leader in the crusade against non-consensual pornography, also called “revenge porn.” A founder of the Brooklyn…
  • Dec 1

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam

    Library Hours &amp; Study Room Reservations During Exam
    Library hours for the reading and exam period, Thursday, December 8th – Thursday, December 22th, are 8:00am – 2:00am. The circulation desk will close at 12:00am every night during this period. On Friday, December 23rd we will be…
  • Nov 15

    Thanksgiving Library Hour

    Thanksgiving Library Hour
    The BLS Library 2016 Thanksgiving Schedule Wednesday 11/23                  9:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday …
Rank this Week: 262

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/
Rank this Week: 701

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
Rank this Week: 816

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Wrong-Way Crash in Middleboro, Mass. Turns Deadly

    Wrong-Way Crash in Middleboro, Mass. Turns Deadly
    A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman recently killed in a traffic accidnet was still reeling from the loss of her 40-year-old half-brother, according to a recent news report from the Boston Globe.  He died from an illness in September…
  • Dec 1

    Report: Two-Car Crash Results in Death of Man in Westfield, Ma

    Report: Two-Car Crash Results in Death of Man in Westfield, Ma
    According to WWLP 22 News, a 68-year-old man from Westfield, Massachusetts died recently after he was involved in a serious car crash.  There were multiple witnesses to the deadly car crash who called 911. Authorities reported…
  • Nov 29

    A Look at Serious Accident from Boston’s Past

    A Look at Serious Accident from Boston’s Past
    While there are many news articles about car crashes between privately-owned vehicles and vehicles owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), or the “T” as it is commonly called, there has been a renewed…
Rank this Week: 657

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…
Rank this Week: 990

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/
  • Dec 2

    Burglary, Robbery, and Theft – What’s the Difference?

    Burglary, Robbery, and Theft – What’s the Difference?
    Let’s start with how burglary, robbery, and theft are the same. They are all commonly associated with the unlawful taking of another’s property. Theft and robbery do, in fact, always involve this scenario, or an attempt at this…
  • Dec 1

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
  • Dec 1

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 598

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Nov 7

    DOL 1, Critics of the New Fiduciary Regulations 0: Comments on NAFA v. Perez

    DOL 1, Critics of the New Fiduciary Regulations 0: Comments on NAFA v. Perez
    Well now, I wrote a few substantial posts on the multiple lawsuits challenging the Department of Labor’s new regulations governing fiduciary status at the time they were filed, a couple of which you can find here and here. One of my key…
  • Oct 31

    Upcoming Webinar on Retirement Plan Risk Management: An Overview

    Upcoming Webinar on Retirement Plan Risk Management: An Overview
    I had fun speaking on ERISA litigation remedies with Eric Serron of Steptoe and Joe Barton of Cohen Milstein this past Thursday at the American Conference Institute’s 13th National Forum on ERISA Litigation. Since Eric’s…
  • Oct 20

    When Are Defense Counsel's Fees Relevant to an Attorney Fee Claim by a Plaintiff under ERISA?

    When Are Defense Counsel's Fees Relevant to an Attorney Fee Claim by a Plaintiff under ERISA?
    Wow, this is fascinating. The “this” in question is an interesting little twist in litigation over an attorney fee award to plaintiff’s counsel in the long running ERISA litigation, Frommert v. Conkright. Attorney fee awards…
Rank this Week: 423