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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 11

    Top of the line debt collector defense

    Top of the line debt collector defense
    Client:  C Client Review:  Mr Taras & Mrs Tina are the best team to work on your debt collection defense! They kept me informed on the progress of my case and got the plaintiff to agree to a settlement and I don’t have to…
  • Jan 6

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you
    Client:  George Client Review:  Mr. Taras and Ms. Tina are so helpful, knowledgeable and will fight for your case as he did mine with a debt suit. They took my case at a flat rate. He does not nickel and dime you. He is pro active…
  • Oct 18

    Highly Recommend

    Highly Recommend
    Clients:  Joy and Wess Client Review:  Mr. Rudnitsky Was wonderful. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and courteousness. He fought very hard to get us a win and would not give up till he did! He did exactly what he…
Rank this Week: 46

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 47

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 48

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring After a Breakup in Virginia?

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring After a Breakup in Virginia?
    For years, Virginia circuit courts were split on the question of who gets the engagement ring after a breakup in Virginia. Some courts held that the engagement ring could not be recovered because such claims are barred under…
  • Jan 25

    What To Do If You Have a Warrant Out For Your Arrest

    What To Do If You Have a Warrant Out For Your Arrest
    Typically, an individual becomes aware that they have been charged with a crime by being arrested or issued a summons on the spot at the time of the alleged offense. However, this is not always the scenario that plays out. In certain…
  • Jan 24

    Four Financial Steps to Take Before Divorce

    Four Financial Steps to Take Before Divorce
    Divorce is an emotional and overwhelming time in a person’s life. If you do not enter the divorce will the necessary financial information, the process may be even more overwhelming than anticipated. By taking certain…
Rank this Week: 50

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 49

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 51

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Feb 17

    Broker Andrew Constatinides: One Pending Customer Complaint

    Broker Andrew Constatinides: One Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 14, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Andrew Constatinides has been named in a pending customer dispute.…
  • Feb 17

    Alan Rosenberg Has Received a Customer Complaint

    Alan Rosenberg Has Received a Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 14, 2017 indicate that New York-based Raymond James & Associates broker/adviser Alan Rosenberg has been the subject of resolved or pending…
  • Feb 17

    David Niswonger Has One Pending Customer Dispute

    David Niswonger Has One Pending Customer Dispute
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 14, 2017 indicate that Indiana-based Raymond James & Associates broker/adviser David Niswonger has been named in a pending customer…
Rank this Week: 52

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 16

    Impaneled in Seattle

    Impaneled in Seattle
    I’m here now for tomorrow’s McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium, “Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2017” at the Amazon Corporate Conference Center. My panel looks like this: 9:50AM-11:00AM…
  • Feb 8

    Unfair use

    Unfair use
    Originally posted 2012-09-10 06:00:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMore pain, very little gain — besides for lawyers’ college funds — in the roiling world of trademark fair use.
  • Feb 8

    Belmora’s U.S. Supreme Court certiorari reply brief in the FLANAX case

    Belmora’s U.S. Supreme Court certiorari reply brief in the FLANAX case
Rank this Week: 55

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 54

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Pedestrian Struck and Killed in South Los Angele

    Pedestrian Struck and Killed in South Los Angele
    A 69-year-old man was killed in a South Los Angeles pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected hit-and-run driver. According to a KABC news report, a vehicle was going south on Broadway early morning on February 11, 2017…
  • Jan 30

    Four-Car Accident in Costa Mesa Leaves Six Injured

    Four-Car Accident in Costa Mesa Leaves Six Injured
    Six people were injured in a Costa Mesa car accident when four cars crashed at a city street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the morning of January 29, 2017 at the intersection…
  • Jan 26

    Long Beach Hit-and-Run Crash Proves Fatal

    Long Beach Hit-and-Run Crash Proves Fatal
    Jackie Morris, 77, was killed in a Long Beach hit-and-run car accident early morning on January 24, 2017. According to a KABC news report, Morris was on her way to shop at the Smart & Final across the street from a senior complex when she…
Rank this Week: 56

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 58

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin
    A few days ago, Law.com reported that a jury in federal district court in New Jersey has awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in an age discrimination suit against Lockheed Martin. The article…
  • Jan 31

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage
    Insurance Journal reports that the Montana House voted last week 60-40 to further tighten that state's legislative cap on punitive damages.  Under existing Montana law, punitive damages are capped at the lesser of $10 million or 3…
  • Jan 27

    Punitive damages for IP suits in the EU?

    Punitive damages for IP suits in the EU?
    European courts are generally not fans of American-style punitive damages, as we have noted.  But the World Intellectual Property Review has an interesting article about a recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union:…
Rank this Week: 57

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 59

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 60

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Feb 17

    Disability Discrimination Suit Over McDonald’s Drive-Thrus Clears Hurdle

    Disability Discrimination Suit Over McDonald’s Drive-Thrus Clears Hurdle
    A federal judge in Chicago ruled that a blind man can bring a discrimination suit against McDonald's Corp. over the company's alleged policy of excluding pedestrians from its drive-thru windows.
  • Feb 16

    Sirius XM Scores Win in Copyright Dispute Over Oldies Royaltie

    Sirius XM Scores Win in Copyright Dispute Over Oldies Royaltie
    A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday dealt a serious legal blow to an effort to make radio broadcasters pay performance royalties to oldies rock bands.
  • Feb 15

    Texas Backs President Trump in Travel Ban Case

    Texas Backs President Trump in Travel Ban Case
    President-elect Donald Trump has a new ally in the legal defense of his executive order restricting travel from seven countries: the state of Texas. Texas’ Republican attorney general on Wednesday filed court papers endorsing Mr.…
Rank this Week: 61

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 19

    The Travelling Supreme

    The Travelling Supreme
    The law may be principled, but it is ultimately pragmatic. Laws seek to address societal problems (the mischief rule), but also make sense (the golden rule). In fact, I’d argue that it has always been this way. The presence of the…
  • Feb 19

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Feb 16

    Cultural Competence and the Next Generation of Lawyers and Lawyer Regulation

    Cultural Competence and the Next Generation of Lawyers and Lawyer Regulation
    Every year, I have the pleasure of teaching first year law students at the University of Ottawa in a dispute resolution and professional responsibility course. A big part of the course involves having students gain “hands-on”…
Rank this Week: 66

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Forensic backlog at DPS due to free lunches for Lubbock, other freeloader PD

    Forensic backlog at DPS due to free lunches for Lubbock, other freeloader PD
    There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a police department in Texas looking for no-cost crime lab services. Then you can call DPS and by law they must provide services for free. The predictable result is a massive backlog. From…
  • Feb 19

    Thompson seeks upgrades on police use of force, disciplinary processe

    Thompson seeks upgrades on police use of force, disciplinary processe
    On Friday, long-time Houston state Rep. Senfronia Thompson filed a major piece of police accountability legislation, HB 2044, which expands on the transparency proposal filed in the senate to include new provisions on racial profiling data…
  • Feb 18

    Snacks to tide you over ...

    Snacks to tide you over ...
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention while your correspondent's is focused elsewhere:San Antonio is the poster child for how "police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline."The Statesman has…
Rank this Week: 68

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    House Hearing On State of Religious Liberty In U.S.

    House Hearing On State of Religious Liberty In U.S.
    Last Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in America." A video of the full hearing and transcripts of the prepared testimony of the four…
  • Feb 19

    European Court of Justice Advocate's Opinion on Tax Exemption For Catholic Church

    European Court of Justice Advocate's Opinion on Tax Exemption For Catholic Church
    In Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania v. Ayuntamiento de Getafe, (CJEU, Feb. 16, 2017), an Advocate General's opinion recommended that the Court of Justice of the European Union hold that a construction tax…
  • Feb 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Scott v. Uhler, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18624 (ND NY, Feb. 8, 2017), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing the complaint of a number of Muslim inmates that their 1st and 14th Amendment rights were violated when they…
Rank this Week: 63

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 19

    The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

    The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering
    Seventy-five years ago, FDR made one of the most disastrous decisions in American history. Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately, the…
  • Feb 18

    Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For

    Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For
    The federal government and the major studios may be settling sex discrimination charges against women directors. This week, Deadline reported that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in negotiations with the major movie…
  • Feb 17

    Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow

    Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow
    State legislatures across the country are trying to crack down on protesters and make a mockery of the First Amendment. Over the past year, a historic level of activism and protest has spilled out into our nation’s parks, streets, and…
Rank this Week: 62

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    En banc 11th Circuit rules in "Docs v. Glocks" case

    En banc 11th Circuit rules in "Docs v. Glocks" case
    The en banc 11th Circuit opinion in the "Docs v. Glocks" case is here.  There are two majority opinions for the en banc Court, one by Judge Jordan and one by Judge Marcus. Judge Jordan’s opinion is joined by Chief Judge Ed Carnes…
  • Feb 16

    Alex Acosta to be named Secretary of Labor

    Alex Acosta to be named Secretary of Labor
    Congrats to former U.S. Attorney and current Dean of FIU law school, Alex Acosta, for being named as the nominee for Secretary of Labor.Alex is a wonderful choice.  He's smart and ethical.  More importantly, he's a really good guy.
  • Feb 15

    Breaking news-- U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer resigns (UPDATED WITH QUOTE FROM FERRER)

    Breaking news-- U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer resigns (UPDATED WITH QUOTE FROM FERRER)
    Multiple sources have emailed me that Willy Ferrer has resigned today as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of a Florida. Ben Greenberg is acting. More to follow.UPDATE -- I have it confirmed that Ferrer has stepped down.UPDATE 2…
Rank this Week: 67

Developments in Special Education…

Developments in Special Education Law

Presents current developments in federal and New York State special education law. By H. Jeffrey Marcus.

http://blog.jeffmarcuslaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action

    Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action
    Please See the Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action Litigation Involving Students with Autism and Students Attending State-Approved Non-Public Schools.
  • Jan 14

    Necessary vs. Appropriate in Reimbursement Case

    Necessary vs. Appropriate in Reimbursement Case
    SRO 13-078: Parents disagreed with the placement and program offered by the NYC DOE for their autistic child. The parents developed a home based program and put the DOE on notice of their intent to hold the DOE financially responsible. There…
  • Oct 3

    SRO dismisses DOE petition for filing administrative record 9 days late

    SRO dismisses DOE petition for filing administrative record 9 days late
    SRO 13-170: Parent prevailed at hearing. The NYC DOE appealed to the SRO. The SRO dismissed the appeal sua sponte finding that the DOE’s nine day delay in filing the administrative record “impeded his ability to issue a timely and…
Rank this Week: 64

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 65

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 70

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 69

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
Rank this Week: 72

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 15

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered
    In Holmes v. Christ Community Health Services, Inc., No. W2016-00207-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned the exclusion of expert testimony in an HCLA case. In 2004, plaintiff fell and hurt her right…
  • Feb 14

    Tennessee’s “Rule of Sevens” Applied to Dismiss Case

    Tennessee’s “Rule of Sevens” Applied to Dismiss Case
    Citing the Rule of Sevens, the Court of Appeals recently affirmed a finding that a 13-year-old was solely responsible for his injury when he fell on the bleachers at his school. In Crockett v. Sumner County Board of Educ., No.…
  • Feb 12

    Sanctions Awarded Against Lawyers After Abuse of Process Case Dismissed

    Sanctions Awarded Against Lawyers After Abuse of Process Case Dismissed
    In Parvin v. Newman, No. E2016-00549-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for defendant in an abuse of process claim. Husband and wife had litigated a contentious divorce, and during the…
Rank this Week: 73

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 71

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 77

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 19

    Did Carrie Fisher Predict Her Own Death?

    Did Carrie Fisher Predict Her Own Death?
    Singer James Blunt made a chilling discovery while he was staying at Carrie Fisher’s home to record his debut “Back to Bedlam” album. Placed outside the room he was staying in, Blunt claims that Fisher had a Princess Leia cardboard...
  • Feb 19

    Article on New DOL Fiduciary Rule & Estate Planner

    Article on New DOL Fiduciary Rule & Estate Planner
    Jamie P. Hopkins recently published an Article entitled, Be Wary When Giving Investment Advice to Clients: Estate Planners May Run Afoul of the Department of Labor’s New Rule, Tr. & Est. (Feb. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of…
  • Feb 18

    Americans Retiring Abroad Must Plan Ahead

    Americans Retiring Abroad Must Plan Ahead
    As many Americans look to retire overseas, they will need to seek advice on the best way to plan for their ultimate destination. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Americans receiving Social Security benefits abroad jumped from 400,000…
Rank this Week: 79

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court
    Evansville, Indiana – Henager Family Museum, Inc d/b/a National Veterans Memorial of Buckskin, Indiana filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging trademark infringement. Plaintiff operates a military memorial in…
  • Feb 16

    An Overview of Copyright Law

    An Overview of Copyright Law
    What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. What…
  • Feb 15

    Seventh Circuit Trade Dress Law: District Court Finds Functionality as a Matter of Law; Seventh Circuit Affirm

    Seventh Circuit Trade Dress Law: District Court Finds Functionality as a Matter of Law; Seventh Circuit Affirm
    Chicago, Illinois – Arlington Specialties, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Illinois appealed the summary judgment granted by the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois, Eastern Division in favor of Urban Aid, Inc. of Los Angeles,…
Rank this Week: 75

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled yesterday that Florida's law banning doctors from asking patients about gun ownership violated the First Amendment. The en banc court struck three key provisions of…
  • Feb 16

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit issued an Order staying the en banc consideration of Washington v. Trump based on the Department of Justice's representation that “the President…
  • Feb 16

    Washington Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Claims of Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Refusal

    Washington Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Claims of Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Refusal
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion in State v. Arlene's Flowers, the Supreme Court of Washington upheld the Washington Law Against Discrimination including sexual orientation as…
Rank this Week: 76

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag)

    Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag)
    In MetalCraft, Judge Moore wrote an opinion denying the appeal of Toroconcerning a preliminary injunction:The United States District Court for the EasternDistrict of Wisconsin granted Metalcraft of Mayville,Inc.’s [Scag's] motion for a…
  • Feb 15

    CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst

    CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst
    The CAFC observed:We disagree with Papst that this case is controlled byRed Wing and its holding that certain types of contacts,by themselves, are not sufficient to establish the reasonablenessof jurisdiction. As we have discussed in…
  • Feb 14

    CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh

    CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh
    Judge Newman wrote in MPHJ TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS v. RICOH :MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC appeals the decisionof the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board” or“PTAB”), on Inter Partes Review, that claims 1–8…
Rank this Week: 78

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 74

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Feb 17

    OE Capital Ventures LLC Investigation

    OE Capital Ventures LLC Investigation
    Concerned about investment losses in OE Capital Ventures LLC? Have you suffered losses investing in OE Capital Ventures LLC? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The SEC announced…
  • Feb 17

    Manuel Mejia-Gomez Suspended from Securities Industry

    Manuel Mejia-Gomez Suspended from Securities Industry
    Concerned about investment losses with Manuel Mejia-Gomez? Have you suffered losses investing with Manuel Mejia-Gomez? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA Arbitration. According to FINRA,…
  • Feb 17

    Andrew Corbman Barred from Securities Industry

    Andrew Corbman Barred from Securities Industry
    Concerned about investment losses with Andrew Corbman? Have you suffered losses investing with Andrew Corbman? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through a FINRA Arbitration claim. According to FINRA,…
Rank this Week: 81

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 80

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 82

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 83

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    The DHS Border Memo: Ramping Up Expedited Removal and Raising Tensions with Mexico and with Due Proce

    The DHS Border Memo: Ramping Up Expedited Removal and Raising Tensions with Mexico and with Due Proce
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly has just sent two memos to the White House for review that could fundamentally reshape U.S. immigration enforcement and exacerbate tensions with Mexico. The memos lay the…
  • Feb 19

    How Local Law Enforcement Uses Community Policing to Combat Terrorism

    How Local Law Enforcement Uses Community Policing to Combat Terrorism
    Editor’s Note: Terrorism is a global problem, but it is also a local one. Individual terrorists, particularly lone wolves, are often linked to their communities in terms of their resentments, ambitions, and targets. Not surprisingly,…
  • Feb 19

    The DHS Immigration Enforcement Memo

    The DHS Immigration Enforcement Memo
    As many are reporting this morning, the Secretary of DHS has issued two memos regarding immigration enforcement.  I will have much to say about them later, but for now, here is a link to the versions that I've received.  One…
Rank this Week: 88

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
  • Feb 14

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a wrongful death allegation seeking damages from ICBC on behalf of an unidentified motorist. In today’s case (Parmar Estate v. British…
  • Feb 14

    Adverse Costs Insurance “Is Not a Proper or Necessary Disbursement “

    Adverse Costs Insurance “Is Not a Proper or Necessary Disbursement “
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, finding that the cost of an insurance policy protecting a plaintiff from adverse costs/disbursements consequences should the prosecution of an…
Rank this Week: 87

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    ICSID Orders Ecuador to Pay $380 Million to U.S. Oil Exploration Company Over Investment Treaty Violation

    ICSID Orders Ecuador to Pay $380 Million to U.S. Oil Exploration Company Over Investment Treaty Violation
    An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) arbitration tribunal has ordered the Republic of Ecuador to pay a ConocoPhillips wholly-owned subsidiary nearly $380 million related to Ecuador’s breach…
  • Feb 15

    Texas Federal Court Holds New DOL Regulations Do Not Violate the FAA

    Texas Federal Court Holds New DOL Regulations Do Not Violate the FAA
    The Northern District of Texas has ruled new Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulations that would require financial institutions to preserve an investor’s right to bring or participate in a class action do not violate the…
  • Feb 10

    Should They Listen to Us?

    Should They Listen to Us?
    Sanda Kaufman, Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Administration at Cleveland State University, Christopher Honeyman, Managing Partner of Convenor Conflict Management, and Andrea Kupfer Schneider, Professor of Law at Marquette…
Rank this Week: 85

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Feb 15

    Links to my Art of Value podcast with Kirk Bowman

    Links to my Art of Value podcast with Kirk Bowman
    Kirk Bowman has become one of the leading voices on value billing. Kirk produces the “Art of Value” podcast. He has interviewed an range of people who have offered so many great ideas on value, pricing and billing, including Ed…
  • Feb 13

    A personal reminder about the value of experience

    A personal reminder about the value of experience
    On Saturday, I was sitting in my home office and I heard an episodic beeping sound that sounded like a smoke detector with a battery that needed replacing.  I checked all the smoke detectors and none were chirping, so I continued my…
  • Feb 7

    GE, like McDonalds, is outsourcing some corporate functions. How soon before it happens with law departments?

    GE, like McDonalds, is outsourcing some corporate functions. How soon before it happens with law departments?
    My last post recounted McDonalds’ creation of its own ad agency and posited the question whether bespoke law firms could be far behind.  Enter GE.  Yes, that GE. According to CFO.com, GE is transferring about 600 of its tax…
Rank this Week: 86

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 84

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Methuen Alleged Drunk Driving Crash Proves Fatal

    Methuen Alleged Drunk Driving Crash Proves Fatal
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, one woman was killed and another is in critical condition following a serious car crash in Methuen, Massachusetts, which is just outside of Boston. Authorities have said the deadly…
  • Feb 14

    New App Tells Users if They Are Drunk Based Upon Walking

    New App Tells Users if They Are Drunk Based Upon Walking
    According to a news report from the Boston Metro, a local company has developed a smart phone app that can tell users if they are intoxicated based upon how they are walking while using the app. The makers of the app say that it is designed…
  • Feb 13

    Boston Courts Deal with Issue of Drivers Alleged to Be On Marijuana

    Boston Courts Deal with Issue of Drivers Alleged to Be On Marijuana
    In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we use the term drunk driving in casual conversation, but the actual criminal charge is called operation under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (OUI).  We use OUI in Massachusetts as…
Rank this Week: 92

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform

    Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform
    In the past few years, there has been increased discussion of the growth in America’s prison population to more than 2 million Americans incarcerated, many of them drug offenders, for periods that seem far too long. Since the…
  • Feb 16

    Seminar Paper Workshop

    Seminar Paper Workshop
    Last week Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil ran their semi-annual workshop on how to research and write a seminar paper.  Topics covered included sources for selecting your topic, sources for researching your topic, and how to…
  • Feb 10

    Happy Presidents’ Day!

    Happy Presidents’ Day!
    The Library will be open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, 2017, a law school holiday, from 9:00am to 10:00pm. Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday, was originally established to honor George Washington, the first president…
Rank this Week: 91