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ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

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

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

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

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

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

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 402

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
    I recently received this email from a prospective client (“Jane”) seeking to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  Do you see the problems with this case? I am permanently disabled due to cognitive decline…
  • Feb 5

    How to Stop a Wage Garnishment in Georgia and Get Your Money Back

    How to Stop a Wage Garnishment in Georgia and Get Your Money Back
    Almost without exception my clients who are subject to wage garnishment in Georgia report that they feel “violated” or “horrified” by discovering that 25% of their take home pay 1 has been seized by a creditor.  I…
  • Jan 27

    Why Must my Chapter 13 Include an Employer Payroll Deduction?

    Why Must my Chapter 13 Include an Employer Payroll Deduction?
    Have you made the decision to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?  If so, you should understand that Chapter 13 serves as a bankruptcy court approved and supervised payment plan.  The court approved and supervised part is important…
Rank this Week: 534

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law issues such as Alimony, Annulment, Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Case updates. By Meriwether & Tharp, LLP.

http://www.atlantadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir
    The messy and bitter divorce of ice skater Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov has been garnering headlines for weeks. They have continuously slammed each other both in the press and in court documents and can’t seem to agree upon anything…
  • Apr 4

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell
    In a previous post, I discussed the benefits of settling your divorce case versus having a divorce trial where a Judge will decide all issues. An example of why settlement is beneficial can be seen in the case of Simon Cowell and his…
  • Mar 31

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber
    If you are involved in a family law case, it is possible that you will have to testify under oath in a deposition, hearing and/or final trial. Testifying under oath in any of these formats can be stressful and may fuel the fire in an already…
Rank this Week: 780

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/
  • Apr 17

    When Do Social Media Posts Violate Employees’ Non-Solicitation Provisions?

    When Do Social Media Posts Violate Employees’ Non-Solicitation Provisions?
    The following is a guest post from Richard Escoffery, a partner at Elarbee Thompson, a labor, employment and complex commercial litigation law firm. Twenty years ago, while in law school at Emory, Mr. Escoffery was a research assistant in our…
  • Apr 11

    Fiery crash as FedEx truck jumps median into bus load of students: 10 dead, 37 Injured

    Fiery crash as FedEx truck jumps median into bus load of students: 10 dead, 37 Injured
    In my truck and bus crash practice in Atlanta, I have worked on some horrible crash cases. One was the Bluffton University baseball team bus crash several years ago. In that Atlanta case a tour bus carrying 33 members of the college baseball…
  • Apr 9

    New Georgia law seeks crack-down on use of “runners” to solicit injury victim

    New Georgia law seeks crack-down on use of “runners” to solicit injury victim
    This year the Georgia legislature enacted a statute to make the second offense of using a runner to solicit a personal injury case a felony. It’s at least a step in the right direction. It now awaits Governor Deal’s signature. Too…
Rank this Week: 473

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Nov 21

    Be Afraid of Young European

    Be Afraid of Young European
    Wow, I did not realize the German and Italian Nazi leaders were so young when they came to power. Should I be worried about the political radicalization of youth in Europe today due to the economic crisis? Will some of them turn into Fascist…
  • Nov 11

    Remembering World War I

    Remembering World War I
    1. Today is Armistice Day. Americans celebrate it as Veterans Day, for the Polish it is Independence Day and quite a few Germans, who want to forget war, celebrate today instead as the beginning of the carnival season. What hedonistic,…
  • Nov 6

    Think Tanks as Tabloid

    Think Tanks as Tabloid
    Heather A. Conley, a senior fellow and director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C, has a piece in Foreign Policy titled "The Transatlantic Test" with the subheading "Europe…
Rank this Week: 609

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Local Search Game

    The Local Search Game
    Let's say you're an average Joe who needs to find a local lawyer. Finding the right one can certainly be a difficult quest. Where do you start? Many might think a person's automatic first step would be to ask a few friends if they've used a…
  • Apr 22

    Winning at Local Search Launch

    Winning at Local Search Launch
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  • Apr 22

    Announcing Winning at Local Search

    Announcing Winning at Local Search
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Rank this Week: 390

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Schema Action

    Schema Action
    In the web’s transition from strings to things, it won’t just be entities that become important, but how these entities interact. Schema actions support is part of the very beginning of understanding these interactions. Schema.org…
  • Apr 19

    SEO Strategy & Legal Marketing

    SEO Strategy & Legal Marketing
    My Lawyernomics 2014 Speaker Spotlight What's a common misconception lawyers have about SEO? Should I just buy a bunch of domains and link them together? If you can publish and update several useful sites on different subjects, sure. However,…
  • Apr 2

    Law Firm Internet Marketing Long & Short Game

    Law Firm Internet Marketing Long & Short Game
    The time it takes to “get results” from web marketing depends on the type of web marketing we’re talking about. Even then, the execution matters. For many of you, this post will spend too many words to state the obvious:…
Rank this Week: 633

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference
    One of the differences between social workers and lawyers is that social workers like to listen to people, while lawyers like to use documents. Documents at times can damn someone’s case in court. Many years ago I acted for a mother who…
  • Mar 25

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement
    “The ATO’s slugged me $9,000!” said my new client when she came to see me. “How rich! All I did was a property settlement with my ex.”All of which was true, but what I soon discovered was that my client had not…
  • Mar 24

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case
    I have lost count of the number of cases where my attention to detail made all the difference to whether my client was successful or not in a case. For example, a father swore that his criminal history was attached to his affidavit. When I…
Rank this Week: 622

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/
  • Apr 15

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe
     (L to R) Michael Condon, Dr Warren DeAmbrosis, me and  David Cleary from the LGBTI Legal Service A seminar on how to make a baby, for those not doing so the old fashioned way, was a resounding success. Nearly 70 attendees made this…
  • Apr 1

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court
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  • Mar 30

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue
    Due to demand, as we are currently expecting 70 attendees, the venue for So You Want to Make a Baby has changed to: UNITING CHURCH HALL 52 Merthyr Rd New Farm The seminar is not now being held at the Qld Aids Council at Newstead.
Rank this Week: 949

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/
  • Apr 15

    APRA defines Tier 1 mutual equity interest

    APRA defines Tier 1 mutual equity interest
    APRA has released the final amended Prudential Standard APS 111 Capital Adequacy: Measurement of Capital (APS 111), which allows mutually owned ADIs to issue Additional Tier 1 (AT1) and Tier 2 (T2) Capital instruments that will qualify to be…
  • Apr 15

    Privacy case note: disclosure of personal information in public place

    Privacy case note: disclosure of personal information in public place
    Whilst cyber security receives constant publicity, the most obvious privacy breach risk is the disclosure of information in public areas, whether it is an office, a lift, a bus or an airport. In ‘BO’ and AeroCare Pty Ltd [2014]…
  • Apr 15

    Financial Services and Credit Responsible Manager CPD seminar

    Financial Services and Credit Responsible Manager CPD seminar
    Our CPD seminars are taking place in Sydney on 6 May and Brisbane on 13 May. The seminar will focus on the most important regulatory issues affecting financial services responsible managers today including conduct risk, privacy and credit…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Apr 21

    Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft System

    Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft System
    While many members of the growing community of developers, manufacturers and operators of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) have expressed enthusiasm at the National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Decision in the…
  • Apr 17

    FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operation

    FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operation
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has appealed a recent National Transportation Safety Board administrative decision, Administrator v. Pirker, NTSB Docket CP-217, July 18, 2013, in which Administrative Law Judge Patrick…
  • Apr 14

    Sustainable Airport Policies for Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Companie

    Sustainable Airport Policies for Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Companie
    “Disruption” has become the buzzword of the decade for technology startups.  Entrepreneurs take aim at existing markets every day with ideas designed to uproot and redefine their industries.  But some of the most…
Rank this Week: 614

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    Judge Rules Lawyer Filing Malaysia Flight MH 370 Petition Acted Improperly

    Judge Rules Lawyer Filing Malaysia Flight MH 370 Petition Acted Improperly
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysia Flight MH 370, Monica Kelly of the Ribbeck Law Firm announced that her firm was filing litigation in Chicago seeking to preserve evidence and identify other possible defendants who might be involved in the…
  • Apr 1

    Asiana Admits Pilots Allowed Aircraft To Get Too Slow But Blames Boeing

    Asiana Admits Pilots Allowed Aircraft To Get Too Slow But Blames Boeing
    Asiana now says the autopilot confused the crew of Asiana Flight 214, and blames Boeing for the crash of Flight 214.  ABC Channel 7 asked me to comment.  
  • Mar 29

    Montreal Convention's Time Limit for Bringing Suit Leads to Unjust Result

    Montreal Convention's Time Limit for Bringing Suit Leads to Unjust Result
    A passenger suffered from lung disease.  The airline denied him the use of his supplemental oxygen.  As a result, six months later, the passenger died.  The family sued the airline within two years of the passenger’s…
Rank this Week: 853

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

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

    India Wrestles with Control Issues After Loosening Foreign Ownership Cap

    India Wrestles with Control Issues After Loosening Foreign Ownership Cap
    A recent story from the Economic Times highlights the difficulties States encounter as they try to relax restrictions on foreign ownership of airlines without actually allowing foreign ownership or control. India has recently opened up its…
  • Apr 15

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List
    Last week the European Commission released the 23rd version of its EU air safety list, identifying airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the EU because of concerns about their level of compliance…
  • Apr 11

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger
    ICAO has announced the adoption of a new Protocol to the 1963 Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircraft. The Protocol enhances states' authority to penalize passengers who commit disruptive acts on-board aircraft. It is now open for…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 643

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 23

    Book recommendation: The Verdict by Nick Stone

    Book recommendation: The Verdict by Nick Stone
    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is…
  • Apr 22

    Put out to pasture

    Put out to pasture
    “Ah, Mr Wheaton,” said HeadClerk today. “I have a possession hearing for you in Lambeth.” There was silence in the clerks room as the other barristers passing through took in the full implications of what was being…
  • Apr 20

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 963

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    How Realist Should the Court be About the Other Institutions of National and State Government?

    How Realist Should the Court be About the Other Institutions of National and State Government?
    This is a somewhat modified cross-post from the Election Law blog:I have recently come to the view that the issue of what I call “insti itutional formalism versus institutional realism” is one of the most profound and pervasive…
  • Apr 22

    The Loyal Opposition

    The Loyal Opposition
    For the symposium, Federalism as the New Nationalism          This Balkinization symposium grows out of a Yale Law Journal Featureentitled “Federalism as the New Nationalism.”  My…
  • Apr 22

    Schuette v. Bamn

    Schuette v. Bamn
    The opinions are out, and they are extremely interesting.  (One gets the impression that some of this material was drafted last year for Fischer and left on the cutting room floor.)The most eye-catching part to me is Justice Scalia's…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Apr 20

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint
    According to the American Banker (paid subscription required), state bank regulators are expressing their concern that the DOJ and federal bank regulators "Operation Choke Point" is throttling more than some bad guys the operation…
  • Apr 17

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen
    The Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry gave a speech the other day (paid subscription required), and emphasized a couple of points that vendor management folks at financial institutions with various charters--state and federal, bank and…
  • Apr 15

    Shaming The Shamele

    Shaming The Shamele
    Venable LLP's Randy Shaheen and Amy Mudge might just be prime candidates for guest posts on Bank Lawyer's Blog. A recent "All About Advertising Law" post launched a snark attack that made this blogger proud. The victim was every…
Rank this Week: 184

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Apr 23

    Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson

    Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson
    A woman indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges is also charged with intentionally setting a retail store on fire.  Debra Fowler Kessinger, 57, was recently indicted in connection with a fire that took place in 2011 in Warren Country…
  • Apr 22

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-22-2014

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-22-2014
    Bringing you the most up-to-date news, tips and blogs throughout the web. Here’s your Bankruptcy Update for April 22nd, 2014 Meet The Parents star Teri Polo files for bankruptcy  GM Asks Bankruptcy Court To Block…
  • Apr 22

    7 Significant Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    7 Significant Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a court-approved repayment plan that helps debtors manage debt obligations in 3 to 5 years.  Many debtors that feel overwhelmed with making monthly payments can have their obligations restructured so they are…
Rank this Week: 999

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

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

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

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

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

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

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

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

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 968

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
  • Apr 16

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 774

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 277

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Apr 22

    Government Relations Office to Host Open House During Federal Depository Library Conference

    Government Relations Office to Host Open House During Federal Depository Library Conference
    AALL's Government Relations Office (GRO) will host a special open house during the Government Printing Office's Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library (FDL) Conference on May 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the…
  • Apr 21

    Congressional Quarterly database new

    Congressional Quarterly database new
    CQ.com has announced that "valuable new content and features are being added" to our CQ subscription this week:  CQ.com will be refreshed with a new look. CQ Now, the new, real-time chronicle of the Capitol’s most…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Research webinar serie

    Legislative Research webinar serie
    ProQuest is hosting a series of webinars on "Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent" using the Congressional database meant especially for law students. This 90-minute session is designed for the summer associate, judicial,…
Rank this Week: 305

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Apr 22

    2L TO 3L YEAR: TIME TO PLAN YOUR FUTURE

    2L TO 3L YEAR: TIME TO PLAN YOUR FUTURE
    By Christie Weidemann, Esq., BARBRI Manager of Legal Education and Legal Education Advisor So you are finally wrapping up your 2L year that, if you are like most students, was so busy you did not really have time to stop and think. Not to…
  • Apr 8

    LAW SCHOOL PROBLEMS: WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SUMMER JOB?

    LAW SCHOOL PROBLEMS: WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SUMMER JOB?
    By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Legal Education Advisor Alright, you don’t have a summer job. Whether you’re a 1L or 2L student, this is a rather scary position. First thing’s first. In the words of Douglas Adams,…
  • Mar 4

    BARBRI AND OUT-OF-STATE BAR EXAMS

    BARBRI AND OUT-OF-STATE BAR EXAMS
    By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Legal Education Advisor BARBRI offers bar review courses for all 50 state bar exams and the District of Columbia. We have the knowledge, quality and experience you need to get through whichever bar exam you need…
Rank this Week: 870

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance
    Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School…
  • Apr 22

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
    Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped…
  • Apr 22

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 903

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
  • Apr 23

    Palcohol FAQ

    Palcohol FAQ
    Palcohol is probably the biggest story in my 25 years of working with alcohol beverage law. As much or more media interest as compared to absinthe or Four Loko, or even direct shipping. Palcohol went from zero results on Google as of April…
  • Apr 17

    Powdered Alcohol

    Powdered Alcohol
    First and for a long time, it was just liquid. Then it was whipped, solidified and not really vaporized. And now alcohol is powderized. I am not astonished that this is a real product — but I am absolutely astonished that this is…
  • Apr 4

    9 Common Needs Correction Issue

    9 Common Needs Correction Issue
    Earlier this week Robert had the pleasure of presenting a speech at the American Distilling Institute conference in Seattle. The speech was entitled “Needs Correction:  9 Common Label & Formula Controversies for Spirits at…
Rank this Week: 548

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/
  • Apr 21

    Equity-Indexed Structured Settlement

    Equity-Indexed Structured Settlement
    In a market desperate for innovation, Pacific Life Insurance Company appears to have answered the call with a new, optional "Indexed-Linked Annuity Adjustment Payment Rider" (ILAAPR) for its structured settlement products. Although life…
  • Apr 15

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit
    Continuing a series of workers compensation (WC) Medicare set-aside (MSA) regulatory compliance initiatives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a WCMSA Self-Administration (SA) Toolkit. CMS' stated purposes for…
  • Apr 13

    Person-Centered Planning

    Person-Centered Planning
    Although personal injury settlement planning (settlement planning) might be suggestive of "person-centered planning", (PCP) the latter term has a special meaning for disabled persons. Surprisingly, PCP is rarely, if ever, specifically…
Rank this Week: 378

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: 786

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

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

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

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

    Branding first starts with your team

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

    Camping out and closing deal

    Camping out and closing deal
    I am sure you can see a common thread in many of my recent posts - Sales, Sales, Sales!  I don't care how great your product is because without an ability to articulate the value proposition succinctly, tell the world about it in a…
Rank this Week: 879

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

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

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

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

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

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    County to pay $8.8 million to families of pedestrians fatally struck by deputy – Bakersfield Californian

    County to pay $8.8 million to families of pedestrians fatally struck by deputy – Bakersfield Californian
    See on Scoop.it – California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer KERO-TV 23 County to pay $8.8 million to families of pedestrians fatally struck by deputy Bakersfield Californian Cohn said anyone — including law enforcement officers…
  • Feb 5

    Rallygoers say Sturgis is their favorite event of the year : Sturgis Rally Daily

    Rallygoers say Sturgis is their favorite event of the year : Sturgis Rally Daily
    See on Scoop.it – California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer The typical Sturgis motorcycle rallygoer is over 40 years old, owns his own home, has taken some college courses, came to the rally on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and has a (From…
  • Feb 1

    Ohio biker, 82, is buried on his Harley – USA TODAY

    Ohio biker, 82, is buried on his Harley – USA TODAY
    See on Scoop.it – California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer San Francisco Chronicle Ohio biker, 82, is buried on his Harley USA TODAY Wearing his old black leathers, a white helmet and clear aviator glasses, he will travel forever with his…
Rank this Week: 518

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

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

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

    The Right of Publicity

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

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

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 698

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: 499

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 22

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule
    A new decision by the Fourth Circuit underscores the public's first amendment right to know what happens in the course of a lawsuit in federal court. It's also a reminder that secret papers that you so confidently filed under seal...
  • Apr 9

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?
    The George Washington Bridge. Who has the better argument in the Bridgegate subpoena flap? New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on April 9 quashed subpoenas that a special investigative committee of the Garden State's legislature…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
Rank this Week: 122

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

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

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 655

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

http://www.gregoryforman.com
Rank this Week: 773

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled
    Brooklyn Law School recently received a donation of $1,000,000  from the Taft Foundation in NYC to fund a new clinical program. The Foundation is funding a project over a four year period designed and developed by Associate Dean for…
  • Apr 14

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday
    Changes in the BLS Library hours for the week of April 14th are as follows Tuesday, April 15th                    9:00 am – Midnight Friday,…
  • Apr 2

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!
    If you are a first year, you are most likely preparing for your oral argument.  It can be pretty intimidating and scary.  (At least it was for me.)  But the library can help you prepare and shake off some of those jitters. The…
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Apr 18

    Framingham, Massachusetts Mass Pike Accident Leaves Two Connecticut Residents Dead

    Framingham, Massachusetts Mass Pike Accident Leaves Two Connecticut Residents Dead
    April 18, 2014 – William Barnett, 20, and Alyssa Grenier, 19, both of Stafford Springs, Connecticut have died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a car accident.  Barnett was driving a minivan, which was struck…
  • Apr 1

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Man Charged with DUI in Accident on I-91

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Man Charged with DUI in Accident on I-91
    April 1, 2014: Julio Perez, 27, of Springfield, Massachusetts, has been identified by the Massachusetts State Police as the man involved in an auto accident on Interstate 91 on Sunday.  Perez struck a vehicle traveling in the northbound…
  • Mar 24

    Brockton, Massachusetts: Man Dies in Tragic Accident

    Brockton, Massachusetts: Man Dies in Tragic Accident
    March 24, 2014: Morris Webb, 42, of Brockton, Massachusetts, has died after sustaining serious personal injuries in an auto accident in Brockton at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Joshua Cooper, 25, also of Brockton, was operating…
Rank this Week: 818

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree, Brazilians and Bankruptcy

    TelexFree, Brazilians and Bankruptcy
    Many of our Brazilian clients have been stung by the actions of TelexFree, an “investment” firm that looks more like a Ponzi scheme. Shut down in Brazil last year, TelexFree has somehow been allowed to collect significant dollars…
  • Mar 6

    Can I Save on Legal Fees and File For Bankruptcy with a Paid Preparer?

    Can I Save on Legal Fees and File For Bankruptcy with a Paid Preparer?
    Of course, however, why do this?  A paid bankruptcy preparer has a very limited scope.  A lawyer, on the other hand, will know if you need to file, will present you with various options, and knows where he or she doesn’t know…
  • Mar 3

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy is Down and Medical Debt is One Reason

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy is Down and Medical Debt is One Reason
    Will the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) reduce bankruptcy?  A recent study undertaken by the Chicago Federal Reserve bank showed that Massachusetts bankruptcies are down 20% because of the Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 836

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

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

    NTSB Investigating FedEx Truck Crash that Killed 10

    NTSB Investigating FedEx Truck Crash that Killed 10
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tragic accident that took the lives of 10 victims earlier this month. According to Bloomberg and other accounts, a FedEx truck crashed into a bus transporting more than 40 high…
  • Apr 17

    Boston Cyclists Fight For Stiffer Penalties in Fatal Collision

    Boston Cyclists Fight For Stiffer Penalties in Fatal Collision
    In the event of a traffic collision, victims have the right to file civil claims against negligent drivers and third-parties. While this is one remedy to help compensate victims who have suffered injuries, personal losses, or the death of a…
  • Apr 16

    New GM Car Safety Team: Good PR or Just Another Cover-Up?

    New GM Car Safety Team: Good PR or Just Another Cover-Up?
    GM has been under recent scrutiny for covering up the defective ignition switches tied to the deaths of at least 13 passengers. Now the CEO is creating a team to focus on vehicle safety. According to reports, the new safety organization…
Rank this Week: 603

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 357

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/
  • Mar 12

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information
    In a recent decision in Commonwealth v. Shabazz Augustine, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that prosecutors seeking access to a defendant's cellular site location information are first required to obtain a search warrant based…
  • Mar 5

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today decided the case of Commonwealth v. Michael Robertson and considered the issue of whether secretly photographing or videotaping a person in a nude or partially nude state is illegal. The court…
  • Dec 30

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional
    A New York federal judge ruled that the United States government's phone gathering system is constitutional and a necessary measure to combat possible terrorist attacks against the country. The judge further ruled that Congress was within…
Rank this Week: 852

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 379