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At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Oct 24

    Summary of October 22, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 22, 2014 conference report for civil case
    In its conference on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Court granted no petitions for review in civil cases, no petitions were denied with dissenting justices, and no opinions were ordered published or depublished.
  • Oct 24

    Chief Justice named national award recipient

    Chief Justice named national award recipient
    The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye as the recipient of the 2014 NAPABA Women’s Leadership Award.  The award recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers and…
  • Oct 17

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 74

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
  • Oct 22

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader
    The following is today's press release from AICPA announcing the selection of Troy Lewis to head the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Troy K. Lewis Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The…
  • Oct 21

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC
    GMAC, as most of you likely know, was General Motors' financial group. GMAC had originated as a means for the auto company to support the market for autos through its wholly owned lending group. But as with most corporate enterprises,...
Rank this Week: 568

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    An Employee’s Right to a Safe Work Environment

    An Employee’s Right to a Safe Work Environment
    With all the misplaced fears and manufactured hysteria about the first Ebola case diagnosed in the US, it is not hard to assume most people are happy they are not health care workers in that Dallas hospital. Unfortunately, it looks like at…
  • Oct 9

    Is Internal Loss Prevention Stealing Workers’ Wages?

    Is Internal Loss Prevention Stealing Workers’ Wages?
    In Johnny Cash’s One Piece at a Time, the singer tells the story of an assembly line worker who longs for one of the cars he spends his days building. Instead of pinching pennies, he devises a plan to acquire that car little…
  • Oct 2

    This is a Job for FedEx…or is it?

    This is a Job for FedEx…or is it?
    By looking at the uniforms and the trucks and scanners and just about everything else associated with any FedEx delivery driver, it’s more than reasonable that one would naturally assume they’re part of a massive payroll…
Rank this Week: 995

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Atlanta MARTA Bus & Pedestrian Tragedy

    Atlanta MARTA Bus & Pedestrian Tragedy
    Earlier this week a 19 year-old teen was hit by an Atlanta MARTA bus. She did not survive the injuries and passed away several days later at Grady Hospital. This accident has had a tragic end and our hearts and sympathies are with the family…
  • Sep 18

    Tractor Trailer's Flying Wheels Prove Deadly

    Tractor Trailer's Flying Wheels Prove Deadly
    A tractor trailer crash shut down eastbound Georgia I-20 recently as the vehicle ended up on its side over several lanes of traffic. Details on the cause of the crash are not yet available, but the metro Atlanta area is unfortunately all too…
  • Sep 17

    Fatal Gwinnett County Crash Could Lead to Charge

    Fatal Gwinnett County Crash Could Lead to Charge
    A recent Gwinnett County car crash may well have been the result of excessive speed and alcohol use. This often-deadly combination is part of the investigation currently under way after a tragedy occurred in Buford. The crash occurred in the…
Rank this Week: 848

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/
  • Oct 24

    Paralyzed Man Can Walk Again Thanks to Cell Transplant

    Paralyzed Man Can Walk Again Thanks to Cell Transplant
    Over years of representing clients with spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia, I seize upon any new development that offers hope for improving the quality of their lives and function. For several years I have seen…
  • Oct 2

    3D Printing Is Latest Advance in Vertebra Replacement

    3D Printing Is Latest Advance in Vertebra Replacement
    Since 1992, I have watched with great interest the development of 3D printing. When I first read about the concept at the dawn of the Internet, I was fascinated with the futuristic example of downloading the digital design for a replacement…
  • Oct 1

    New App Guards Against Texting and Driving

    New App Guards Against Texting and Driving
    If you are the parent of a teenage driver, the idea of your “invulnerable” teen texting while driving may be among your greatest fears. Now “there’s an app for that.” Although texting and driving is not illegal…
Rank this Week: 274

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Oct 10

    "Befreiung" ist was anderes als "Uebergabe"

    "Befreiung" ist was anderes als "Uebergabe"
    Schlechter Journalismus: Tagesschau, Focus und Bild schreiben über eine „Befreiung“ eines entführten Entwicklungshelfers, obwohl es sich um eine Übergabe handelte. Purer Zufall? Was könnte dahinter…
  • May 23

    Majority of Germans in Favor of More Transatlantic Cooperation

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

    Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen

    Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen
    Twitter is much less popular in Germany than in the United States. There is, however, an increasing number of think tankers, journalists, graduate students, politicians who debate German foreign policy, NATO, and security issues in general on…
Rank this Week: 292

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 24

    Five for the Future

    Five for the Future
    The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference gathered more than 100 of the world’s leading authorities on the evolving practice of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and set them to work. Here are…
  • Oct 23

    2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced

    2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced
    InnovAction Awards were presented to law firm Higgs & Sons and the Legal OnRamp Fellowship at last week's 2014 Futures Conference in Boston. The College of Law Practice Management presents InnovAction Awards to recognize lawyers, law…
  • Oct 23

    New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use

    New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use
    Do you need advice about the ethics issues involved in social networking? Chances are your questions will be answered by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s recent Formal Opinion 2014-300. The 18-page opinion addresses issues that are…
Rank this Week: 461

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Oct 13

    Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury

    Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury
    While Halloween is a holiday, second only to Christmas, to which kids (and kids at heart alike) look forward to, it is also rife with opportunities for personal injury. From decorations to costumes to food safety, to be forewarned is to be…
  • Jul 24

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash
    Despite all commercial efforts, underage drinking continues to be a prevalent problem amongst today's youth. Underage drinking is prohibited nationwide and Georgia law makes it illegal for adult motorists to drive with a blood alcohol level…
  • Jun 30

    Is Negligence Alone to Blame in Toddler's Hyperthermia Death?

    Is Negligence Alone to Blame in Toddler's Hyperthermia Death?
    For many in Atlanta, this summer began with a toddler's tragic death and...a question. On June 18th of this year, 22 month old Cooper Harris perished after his father mistakenly left him alone in the family car for seven hours as temperatures…
Rank this Week: 294

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
Rank this Week: 923

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor
    With Moz’s release of the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my observations about the local search landscape as it relates to lawyers. Disclaimer: I had the privilege of participating…
  • Oct 3

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool
    The above image shows some recent data I pulled from Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). We don’t rely on GWT data for reporting, but regularly refer to it internally to analyze trends. But I’m becoming skeptical about the reliability…
  • Sep 29

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia SERP Analysi

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia SERP Analysi
    The image below is a screenshot of a Google search engine result page for the query, “personal injury lawyer in philadelphia.” It was performed in an incognito Chrome browser with location set to Philadelphia, PA on September 29,…
Rank this Week: 344

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

Covers law and legal information in the Philippines. From Fred Pamaos.

http://attyatwork.com
  • Oct 9

    The First 5 Minutes of the First Sunday of Bar Exam

    The First 5 Minutes of the First Sunday of Bar Exam
    There are four full Sundays reserved every year for the Philippine bar examinations, arguably the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 6

    2014 (Criminal Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction

    2014 (Criminal Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction
    [Skip the Instructions below and proceed to answer/discuss the Criminal Law bar exam essay and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 6

    2014 (Commercial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction

    2014 (Commercial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Instruction
    [Skip the Instructions below and proceed to answer/discuss the Commercial Law bar exam essay and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 455

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Oct 24

    Information For Employers About Their Responsibilities Under Obamacare

    Information For Employers About Their Responsibilities Under Obamacare
    If you are an employer, the number of employees in your business will affect what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare. Employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time-equivalent employees are generally…
  • Oct 24

    November 2014 Federal Prescribed Interest Rates Published

    November 2014 Federal Prescribed Interest Rates Published
    Revenue Ruling 2014-28 provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes including the applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted federal long-term rate, the adjusted…
  • Oct 24

    Blazing A New Trail On Long-Term Care Underwriting

    Blazing A New Trail On Long-Term Care Underwriting
    The nation’s largest long-term care insurance (LTCI) underwriter is blazing a new trail for the industry on how policies are underwritten. Genworth informed its sales agents in August that it has begun considering not only the…
Rank this Week: 952

Austin DWI Lawyer

Austin DWI Lawyer

Covers Texas DWI laws, blood tests, breath tests and field sobriety tests. By Jamie Spencer.

http://dwi.austindefense.com/
  • Aug 4

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI
      Dallas DWI lawyer Robert Guest recently asked a question on the Texas DWI Defenders listserv: Dearest Brain Trust,  I've been using the same DWI voir dire for a few years and I'm looking for some fresh questions for the…
  • Feb 10

    So That's What SOAH Stands For

    So That's What SOAH Stands For
     Administrative Law Judges handle all sorts of cases for the State Office of Administrative Hearings – aka SOAH - from the tremendously boring, such as boat motor sales and use tax cases, to the no doubt endlessly fascinating scenarios…
  • Feb 3

    Witness Chicken (The Police Version)

    Witness Chicken (The Police Version)
    Maybe your client is guilty. Maybe it will be easy for the State to prove that your client is guilty. That is, if they can get their witnesses to show up. There are all sorts of reasons that defense lawyers set cases for hearings and trials,…
Rank this Week: 884

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 717

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

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

    Why I like being a divorce lawyer: "Only one person believed in me- you did, and you changed my life as a result. Thank you."

    Why I like being a divorce lawyer: "Only one person believed in me- you did, and you changed my life as a result. Thank you."
    Many of my colleagues over the years- those who do not do family law- have said that those who do family law are mad, and "I don't know how you can do  it"- before regaling me with their rare, searing family law experiences. "Give me…
  • Sep 23

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance by both IAML and AAARTA!

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance by both IAML and AAARTA!
    Some morning its pays to wake up! This morning was one of those mornings. When I went through my emails this morning I came across two extraordinary emails. This morning I have been accepted into membership of both the International…
  • Sep 23

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence
    Last night I was lucky enough to call in an old friend who was recovering from major surgery. Her prospects are good, thankfully.Visiting her made me reflect as to how long it has been that I have been involved with domestic violence. This is…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Oct 23

    One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise

    One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise
    In a rare showing of unanimity between airport operator and noise impacted community, on September 30, 2014 the Board of Supervisors of Orange County, California (“Board”) approved the extension, for an additional 15 years, of a…
  • Oct 13

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law
    The governor acted recently on the two bills involving use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs or “drones”) sitting on his desk, AB 1327 (Gorell) and AB 2306 (Chau). Both were discussed in some depth previously in this space.…
  • Sep 25

    FAA Grants Exemptions for Filming with Unmanned Aircraft System

    FAA Grants Exemptions for Filming with Unmanned Aircraft System
    In a landmark decision for the UAS (aka drone) industry and for the aviation industry as a whole, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it has granted 6 petitions for regulatory exemptions to operate unmanned aircraft…
Rank this Week: 431

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 24

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event
    Earlier this week, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke at DePaul's College of Law in an event jointly sponsored by the International Aviation Law Institute and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. This was the…
  • Oct 21

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic
    The MIT Technology Review has an informative article describing some of the technical and regulatory questions facing integration of unmanned aircraft into the existing air traffic control system.
  • Oct 20

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application
    Earlier this month the European Commission took the rare step of requesting a meeting of the Joint Committee overseeing the U.S.-EU open skies agreement to discuss Norwegian Air International's pending application for permission to operate to…
Rank this Week: 789

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Swedish supreme court: Trademark infringement is not a crime for which “the nature of the crime” motivates imprisonment

    Swedish supreme court: Trademark infringement is not a crime for which “the nature of the crime” motivates imprisonment
    It is rather well-known that a trademark infringement may result in claims for damages. On the other hand, the awareness is probably not as high about the risk for an individual to end up in jail for the very same violation. The extent to…
  • Oct 17

    Nobel, Nobel …

    Nobel, Nobel …
    ‘Tis the season when the Nobel Prizes get announced, when science and scientists get their share of media attention. This blog joins in the chorus. Your inventions don’t need to be Nobel-class to get patent protection, but the…
  • Oct 9

    Sweden and China make new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement

    Sweden and China make new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement
    Effective 1 July 2014 the PRV (Sweden) and the SIPO (China) started a new PPH-agreement thus offering especially our Swedish clients a new way of speeding up examination of patent applications in China by requesting that the SIPO use the…
Rank this Week: 512

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
  • Oct 24

    Curl up with a Supreme Court #SCOTUS puppy video, courtesy @LastWeekTonight

    Curl up with a Supreme Court #SCOTUS puppy video, courtesy @LastWeekTonight
    Curl up with a Supreme Court #SCOTUS puppy video, courtesy @LastWeekTonight Today’s post is of the type for which Change of Venue Friday was created. I’m guessing you’ll like it. There is a video going around,…
  • Oct 23

    Native American Bar of Arizona honors its leader

    Native American Bar of Arizona honors its leader
    I am working hard this week to catch up with a few great events I recently attended. Each reminded me how vibrant and healthy Arizona’s legal community is—if we could only take the time to look. Way back on September 27, I had…
  • Oct 22

    Lawyers sought for @NAPABA Arizona Asian Bar community-service event

    Lawyers sought for @NAPABA Arizona Asian Bar community-service event
    In the upcoming Arizona Attorney Magazine, I talk about a national legal event coming to our state—the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association convention. More to come soon. But in the meantime, convention organizers are…
Rank this Week: 727

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: 334

b-screeds

b-screeds

By Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Dec 24

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.
    [ Author note: I’d like to start by saying thanks to all of our pals at Justia, and especially Tim Stanley and Nick Moline, for their help with all that is described in the following, and to the denizens of law-lib and contest winners…
  • Dec 18

    Announcing the debut of JOAL

    Announcing the debut of JOAL
    I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests:  research related to legal information that is made openly available on the…
Rank this Week: 976

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    “Same As It Ever Was”?: The Definition of Marriage in Puerto Rico

    “Same As It Ever Was”?: The Definition of Marriage in Puerto Rico
    On October 21, Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez, a federal district court judge in the District of Puerto Rico, made headlines by granting the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s motion to dismiss in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, a…
  • Oct 18

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment
    Joshua M. SharfsteinFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment[The following is the text of the Keynote Address for the Conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment, delivered at Yale Law…
  • Oct 17

    Government By Wishful Thinking

    Government By Wishful Thinking
    Ted MerminFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Public health and government have what supermarket tabloids refer to as a “complicated relationship.”  One of the reasons for the complexity…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Oct 21

    The FDIC's Left Hand Slaps Its Right Hand

    The FDIC's Left Hand Slaps Its Right Hand
    I'm on vacation for a week, so y'all will be spared further abuse until at least the 29th. Before I bow out, however, I'd like to give a hat tip to the FDIC for its exercise of pure chutzpa and...
  • Oct 19

    Coakley's Special Friend

    Coakley's Special Friend
    Massachusetts Attorney General and wanna-be governator, Martha Coakley, has tried to make political capital out of her lawsuit against the FHFA and its wards, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, over their policy of refusing to permit the sale of…
  • Oct 15

    COMMUNITY BANKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE REALITY

    COMMUNITY BANKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE REALITY
    Here's another guest post from my friend, former community banker Pat Dalrymple, that, while not technically about bank law, is definitely about banks. Plus, I'm on the road, so Pat is taking a load off.…
Rank this Week: 273

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 888

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 421

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 775

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 44

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 385

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: 353

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/
  • Oct 23

    Asimov on creativity

    Asimov on creativity
    The MIT Technology Review has published an essay titled "On Creativity" that was written by famous scientist and author Isaac Asimov, who died in 1992.  The essay was written in 1959, when Asimov was considering joining an MIT project…
  • Oct 23

    Homeland Security Digital Library on Pandemic

    Homeland Security Digital Library on Pandemic
    The Homeland Security Digital Library's fall 2014 newsletter provides timely information and links to documents about communicable diseases and pandemics. Potentially deadly communicable diseases require additional vigilance and knowledge…
  • Oct 22

    Write like an academic

    Write like an academic
    Suffering from writer's block?  The University of Chicago has a webpage called "the Virtual Academic: write your own academic sentence" that can get you started. They provide 4 different dropdown boxes with academic phrases that will…
Rank this Week: 381

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Restrictive Covenants in Georgia: A Tale of the Calendar

    Restrictive Covenants in Georgia: A Tale of the Calendar
    Prior to May 11, 2011, the law in Georgia tended to favor former employees of a business when a dispute arose about the enforceability of restrictive covenants such as covenants not to compete, covenants for non-solicitation, etc. If one…
  • Oct 15

    A Milestone, I suppose. 500 posts.

    A Milestone, I suppose. 500 posts.
    I didn't notice it, but when I hit the publish button on the post immediately before this one today, I published the 500th post here on BDLawBlog.com. 500 posts in a little over seven years. I doubt that most of...
  • Oct 15

    FINRA Cautions Firms on Confidentiality Provisions In Settlement Agreements and Arbitration Discovery Stipulation

    FINRA Cautions Firms on Confidentiality Provisions In Settlement Agreements and Arbitration Discovery Stipulation
    FINRA recently issued Regulatory Notice 14-40, cautioning broker-dealer firms (and associated persons) against including overly restrictive confidentiality language in both settlement agreements and in arbitration discovery stipulations.…
Rank this Week: 965

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Mar 20

    Self Service Legal Site

    Self Service Legal Site
    Self-Serve Legal Websites I wanted to weigh in on the self-serve legal sites that we’re seeing advertised more and more. Well, I’m not going to name names here, but let’s just say that the most popular version of these…
  • Jan 29

    Trademark Snarkiness. Really?

    Trademark Snarkiness. Really?
    Trademark Snarkiness   Recently, I’m sure you probably saw it – it got a lot of coverage, even from NPR) – Exit 6 Brewery got pretty snarky with Starbucks. And Starbucks defended itself (somewhat) here. I had several…
  • Jan 5

    New Beer, Old Building, New Headache

    New Beer, Old Building, New Headache
    Moving a Brewery into a Historic Building? Think Twice. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do it. In fact, I’m all for revitalizing derelict structures or repurposing really cool old buildings into breweries, distilleries,…
Rank this Week: 943

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 25

    A blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge

    A blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge
    “Decent, affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people and to the smooth functioning of economies. Yet around the world, in developing and advanced economies alike, cities are struggling to meet that need. If…
  • Oct 25

    Labor Department’s Office Web portal on accessible workplace technology

    Labor Department’s Office Web portal on accessible workplace technology
    “The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of http://www.PEATworks.org — a comprehensive Web portal spearheaded by ODEP’s Partnership on Employment &…
  • Oct 25

    H.R.5490 – Wall Street Accountability through Sustainable Funding Act

    H.R.5490 – Wall Street Accountability through Sustainable Funding Act
    Summary: H.R.5490 — 113th Congress (2013-2014) All Bill Information (Except Text). There is one summary for this bill. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here: Introduced in House (09/16/2014) Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Oct 3

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer
    http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/09/15/law-students-need-to-hear-about-the-dark-side-of-being-a-lawyer-says-professor/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Sep 29

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin
    Fall is here and in addition to the start of the academic semester, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is in high gear.  So much has been written about changes in legal education in a short period of time, it…
  • Sep 26

    Consider Pre-testing

    Consider Pre-testing
    The recently passed ABA accreditation standard 302 requires schools to report student learning outcomes. A learning outcome has been defined as something a student can do now that she could not do before [or that she can do better than she…
Rank this Week: 256

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
  • Oct 19

    The Label from Hell

    The Label from Hell
    Meet the label from hell, as above. Just about every element raises another legal issue. I had the opportunity to discuss this hypothetical label at ShipCompliant’s Wholesale Gathering, in White Plains, last week, on a panel with Susan…
  • Sep 30

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2
    Wow! TTB’s list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels (ARTAL) is getting powerful. It is getting long and complicated — but it also provides a lot of good opportunities to avoid or cause a problem. On September 29, 2014 TTB…
  • Sep 20

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval
    Tito’s vodka was doing great for the past 15 years, then hit a gigantic speedbump this week in the form of a class action lawsuit. Tito’s therefore provides a good example of when an approval is not really an approval. Tito…
Rank this Week: 867

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 16

    S2P2J Release 56

    S2P2J Release 56
    Publisher Law Journal Press will be distributing hard copy supplements for Release 56 of "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J) later this month with online S2P2J subscribers receiving their update automatically and…
  • Oct 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners' (ASNP) 12-part "Settlement Planning" webinar series , which begins today, offers an important educational opportunity to learn more about this evolving profession. Evaluated in advance, based upon its…
  • Sep 29

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource
    During this transitional era for both settlement planning and the primary and secondary structured settlement markets, participating professionals are fortunate to have multiple educational opportunities this Fall to update and expand their…
Rank this Week: 505

Biddleblog

Biddleblog

Shares the latest news and events at Biddle and legal research tips. By the librarians of the Biddle Law Library and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/library/
  • Mar 19

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!
    Penn Law faculty, current students, and staff now have online access to the New York Times at NYTimes.com and through smartphone apps. Registration is required.
  • Mar 12

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review
    A look at the Penn Law Archives collection of the oldest continuously published law journal in the United States…
  • Mar 5

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
Rank this Week: 780

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/
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
  • Jul 11

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

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

    Happy Independence Day, 2014

    Happy Independence Day, 2014
    I would like to wish you on behalf of myself and the Biker Law Blog a happy Independence Day for the year 2014. On this day in the year 1776, a group of liberal radicals declared their independence from the English Empire, which was a…
Rank this Week: 76

Binary Law

Binary Law

Legal information and technology information. From Nick Holmes Managing Director of infolaw.

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Oct 1

    Big Internet? No thank

    Big Internet? No thank
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter…
  • Aug 7

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
  • Jul 1

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in…
Rank this Week: 233

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

By Drake Law Firm.

http://www.drakelawal.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Claims for car accidents and Alabama's statute of limitation

    Claims for car accidents and Alabama's statute of limitation
    When a person is involved in a car accident or another type of injurious incident, he or she has the right to file civil litigation against the parties believed responsible. However, in Alabama, there is a statute of limitations that...
  • Sep 10

    Car accidents involving bicyclists in Alabama can be fatal

    Car accidents involving bicyclists in Alabama can be fatal
    Car accidents that involve bicyclists can result in devastating damage, sometimes risking the life of the person that was hit. A victim who has suffered physical trauma from the actions of a motorist may face disability or disfigurement if…
  • Sep 2

    Alabama man hurt by truck driver reckless driving wins verdict

    Alabama man hurt by truck driver reckless driving wins verdict
    Truck driver reckless driving can place other motorists at great risk for being involved in an accident. When a driver is severely injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver, they may struggle to overcome their injuries and...
Rank this Week: 870

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    United States v. Paladino: On Federal Child Pornography Charge

    United States v. Paladino: On Federal Child Pornography Charge
    Being charged with possession or manufacture of child pornography is one of the most serious federal crimes in terms of sentencing.  If you are convicted of possession of child pornography, there is a five-year mandatory minimum…
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 


    United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 

    Federal firearms offenses can carry serious penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences.  In United States v. Ridolfi, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, defendant was convicted of being a…
  • Oct 19

    United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guideline

    United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guideline
    United States v. Marks, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, involved a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and to launder money. Seven years after pleading guilty, his…
Rank this Week: 722

Birmingham Injury Blog

Birmingham Injury Blog

Covers deposition tips, drug cases, insurance, mass torts, medical malpractice, product liability, recent case news, and slip and fall accidents. By Watts & Herring, LLC.

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

    "What is the purpose of punitive damages?"

    "What is the purpose of punitive damages?"
    Punitive damages are an important part of the law but the business community has done a great job of "demonizing" punitive damages (except when a business has been harmed then it is "ok" to get punitive damages). So what are punitive…
  • May 31

    "How do I prove my Alabama car wreck was the fault of the other driver?"

    "How do I prove my Alabama car wreck was the fault of the other driver?"
    Ultimately you show the jury enough evidence to convince them the other driver was at fault. So how do you do this? Right After The Wreck Take pictures of your car, the other car, the scene, and any injuries you have. Make sure to save…
  • May 19

    "I have a previous injury that is now worse after my car wreck -- can I be compensated?"

    "I have a previous injury that is now worse after my car wreck -- can I be compensated?"
    This is known as a "pre-existing" injury and you can still be compensated for a negligent person making your pre-existing injury worse. Practical Reality If you are over the age of 20, you likely will have some pre-existing injuries. Maybe…
Rank this Week: 579

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 416

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 396