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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 54

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Another Reason We Need Video Monitoring in Nursing Home

    Another Reason We Need Video Monitoring in Nursing Home
    When Bernice Robertson’s mother, who cannot speak due to throat cancer, suffered a mysterious broken arm and developed bruises on her body in February, Bernice decided to plant a hidden camera in the 84-year-old woman’s nursing…
  • Aug 31

    Employee Accused of Stealing Residents’ Medication

    Employee Accused of Stealing Residents’ Medication
    NorthwestGeorgianNews reported the arrest of Marquette Wallin, an employee at Cozy Manor nursing home, who is facing drug charges after, police say, they found prescription medication belonging to some of the residents in her purse.…
  • Aug 30

    Arrested for Abuse

    Arrested for Abuse
    Enid News reported that CNA Carla Jean Hill, a caregiver at Hennessey Manor Nursing Home and Care Center, is being charged with a felony count of alleged abuse of a nursing home resident.  She is accused of abusing a…
Rank this Week: 178

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 201

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Sunlight on California's Stem Cell Loan Effort; Info Missing on Changes in $127 Million Research Program

    Sunlight on California's Stem Cell Loan Effort; Info Missing on Changes in $127 Million Research Program
    HighlightsSome details on loan changesNew Alpha clinic center proposed; no detailsUnspecified changes upcoming in $93 million award programsA little sunshine popped up over the weekend on a bit of fiscal alchemy at the $3 billion California…
  • Aug 28

    The California Stem Cell Agency and its Mysteries of Fiscal Alchemy

    The California Stem Cell Agency and its Mysteries of Fiscal Alchemy
    In just four business days, the $3 billion California stem cell agency is going to perform a bit of financial alchemy. But like most alchemists, its methods are less than transparent.The case in point involves a session of the intellectual…
  • Aug 26

    California Stem Cell Agency Up to State Snuff on Cyberspace Security

    California Stem Cell Agency Up to State Snuff on Cyberspace Security
    HighlightsMost state departments deficientAgency says it's okayForeign stem cell collaborationsThe California state auditor this week warned that a host of state agencies are poorly secured and vulnerable to intrusion, but the California stem…
Rank this Week: 230

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 721

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 694

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 31

    Planned Parenthood challenges Alabama Medicaid funding cut

    Planned Parenthood challenges Alabama Medicaid funding cut
    [JURIST] Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] on Friday filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama [official website], alleging that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s [official website] termination of…
  • Aug 30

    Violences persists in South Sudan despite scheduled ceasefire

    Violences persists in South Sudan despite scheduled ceasefire
    [JURIST] South Sudan government troops on Sunday reportedly attacked a village in the country’s Unity state despite a ceasefire that was set to begin the same day. The attack was reported [AP report] to the Associated Press by John…
  • Aug 30

    City cannot govern where sex offenders live, Massachusetts high court rule

    City cannot govern where sex offenders live, Massachusetts high court rule
    [JURIST] The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a city within the state has no right to pass ordinances restricting where sex offenders can live. The ruling invalidates the “Ordinance Pertaining to Sex…
Rank this Week: 10

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?
    Definitely contact a lawyer like myself so you can find out kind of what you’re facing and how the local court does treat these kind of cases, because shoplifting charges are very serious, and you certainly don’t want to have that…
  • Aug 29

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?
    If you’re charged with shoplifting, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and how I can help you with it. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer. If you’re…
  • Aug 28

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting
    If you’re charged with shoplifting in Virginia, definitely contact me so we can discuss the situation and what see what options you have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 686

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Bed Rail Entrapment Remains a Threat to Nursing Home Patient

    Bed Rail Entrapment Remains a Threat to Nursing Home Patient
    Amongst a myriad of issues faced by patients in nursing homes, one that requires immediate and serious concern is the entrapment of patients in the bed rails. Bed rail entrapment refers to patients being trapped in the rails of their bed,…
  • Aug 24

    Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care

    Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care
    Nursing homes are generally defined as public homes where those people live who do not require hospital care but at the same time, cannot live at home because an injury or disability makes them unable to care for themselves. In the past few…
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Falls In The Elderly

    Preventing Falls In The Elderly
    One of the largest concerns for the elderly is preventing falls. They are the largest cause of injury death for people 65 years and older, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  In 2008, 19,700 older adults died from fall…
Rank this Week: 119

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 31

    Getting Your Head into the Cloud

    Getting Your Head into the Cloud
    Whether you’re setting up a practice for the first time or upgrading existing technology, odds are you’re taking a long, hard look at the cloud. Here is a checklist to help you through the process. Getting Started…
  • Aug 24

    Windows 10 – Cool New Feature

    Windows 10 – Cool New Feature
    This is the last of three posts on Windows 10.  Previously I examined specifications, compatibility issues, and default settings for Microsoft’s new OS.  Today I review all the cool new features Windows 10 has to…
  • Aug 19

    NYSBA Crowdfunding Ethics Opinion

    NYSBA Crowdfunding Ethics Opinion
    In January and April I blogged about the ethics of crowdfunding. In May, when I co-authored Tread Carefully: Crowdfunding Your Law Practice with Amber Hollister, we reported: No jurisdiction, including Oregon, has published an…
Rank this Week: 996

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration

    New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration
    The latest issue of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Vol. 42, no. 3, 2015) is out. Contents include:From the Board, Forty Years of EU Consumer Protection: Where Does It Stand Now?Sahir Özdemir, A Comment on the Inconsistency between…
  • Aug 31

    Hameiri & Jones: Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation

    Hameiri & Jones: Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation
    Shahar Hameiri (Murdoch Univ.) & Lee Jones (Queen Mary Univ. of London) have published Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Here's the…
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal
    The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 10, nos. 7/8, 2015) is out. Contents include:Practical Aspects of Sanctions and Embargoes: A Comparative ViewLorenzo Di Masi, Maurizio Gambardella, & Davide Rovetta, An Overview…
Rank this Week: 50

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Aug 31

    Prior Restraint of Daily Iberian More Outrageous Than We Feared

    Prior Restraint of Daily Iberian More Outrageous Than We Feared
    Last week I described how District Judge Curtis Sigur issued a broad temporary restraining order at the behest of attorney David Groner imposing clearly unconstitutional prior restraint on the Daily Iberian of New Iberia, Louisiana. This is…
  • Aug 29

    Let's Put Her Over The Top

    Let's Put Her Over The Top
    Waayyyy over the top! Attention, lovers of quirk: Alaskan songwriter Marian Call's current kickstarter campaign has managed to fund her forthcoming album, but she's still shy of a stretch goal. Her instrument (apart from voice) is keyboard,…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Judge Issues Ludicrously Lawless Takedown Order To Newspaper

    Louisiana Judge Issues Ludicrously Lawless Takedown Order To Newspaper
    Attorney David Groner of New Iberia, Louisiana is angry. Those bastards at the Louisiana State Bar took a run at him, but he mostly beat the rap. He only took a six-month suspension, and that suspension is suspended if he successfully…
Rank this Week: 847

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 31

    Facebook Admits it Might Have a Video Piracy Problem

    Facebook Admits it Might Have a Video Piracy Problem
    Two months ago, advertising agency Ogilvy did a study of videos posted on peoples' Facebook pages and concluded that "73% of the most popular videos on Facebook had been ripped from other websites." There's a whole side issue here I don't…
  • Aug 23

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property
    In the United States we are used to an IP regime where the state grants the IP rights (usually limited monopolies) but does not itself own IP. That's not universally true, though. Many other countries rest control of local IP with the…
  • Aug 21

    WoWftVoE

    WoWftVoE
    Brian Eno has a few pithy words to say about the dangers of being too driven by your fans. As we drive farther into patronage models of supporting artists I think his warning will become more relevant.
Rank this Week: 504

Fiscalito

Fiscalito

Blog dedicado a los Impuestos, Contabilidad, Excel, Tecnologia e Internet desde la perspectiva de un Contador Geek

http://www.fiscalito.com/
  • Aug 31

    Criterio Normativo 01/2015 del IMSS

    Criterio Normativo 01/2015 del IMSS
    Días de descanso semanal u obligatorio laborados integran al salario base de cotización (SBC). Antecedentes A partir del ejercicio 2014, el IMSS ha emitido una serie de Criterios Normativos, de observancia general y obligatoria…
  • Aug 13

    PKF International Worldwide Tax Guide 2015

    PKF International Worldwide Tax Guide 2015
    A country's tax regime is always a key factor for any business considering moving into new markets asking what is the corporate tax rate? Are there any incentives for overseas businesses or double tax treaties in place? How will foreign…
  • Jul 27

    USD-PITI 2015: Actualizacion Fiscal Internacional de E.U., México y Canadá

    USD-PITI 2015: Actualizacion Fiscal Internacional de E.U., México y Canadá
    A lo largo de diez años el USD-PITI, evento premier organizado por la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de San Diego y el Procopio International Tax Institute, ha logrado atraer a los líderes internacionales…
Rank this Week: 980

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 906

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Aug 31

    How Law Firms Can Improve Client Service

    How Law Firms Can Improve Client Service
    (Image Source: https://pixabay.com/en/hammer-books-law-court-lawyer-620008/) “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” Sam Walton Increasing revenue, building loyal client…
  • Aug 28

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I know from personal experience that cats can be jerks! The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability. Dallas Texas Lawyers.
  • Aug 27

    Six Of The Most Embarrassing Crimes You Don’t Want To Be Accused Of

    Six Of The Most Embarrassing Crimes You Don’t Want To Be Accused Of
    In today’s world, there are several seemingly innocent acts, such as relieving yourself in public, that are criminalized and can cause an individual significant social embarrassment. Listed below are six crimes you certainly do not want…
Rank this Week: 341

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
  • Aug 31

    Stealing the Bill of Right

    Stealing the Bill of Right
    I wanted to share a story about the Bill of Rights that I had not heard  before, though perhaps some of you have. In 1789, each state was sent a copy of the 12 amendments proposed by Congress. The one sent to North Carolina, though, was…
  • Aug 28

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
    I’m honored to be giving the keynote address at the Museum of American Finance symposium on the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Museum on Wall Street.…
  • Aug 28

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter
    In 2013, Chapman Ducote, a professional race car driver, and his wife, Kristin Ducote, had an idea for a new book about the world of professional motor sports, to be called Naked Paddock. Rather than the traditional route through book…
Rank this Week: 62

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 431

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 31

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 3, Providing cover for elected official

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 3, Providing cover for elected official
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith ‘You are a difficult case.’ By now our exploration of yet another piece of the doublethink canon – the role of actuaries in understating…
  • Aug 28

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 2, Misunderstood or unread

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 2, Misunderstood or unread
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith ‘It might be a long time,’ said O’Brien. Yesterday’s post opened yet another chapter in the continuing unraveling of the pension-fund…
  • Aug 27

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule
    By: David A. Smith ‘Tell me,’ he said, ‘how soon will they shoot me?’ The longer a retiree lives, the more he or she should save for retirement, so if you’d like to save less today, plan on dying sooner tomorrow?…
Rank this Week: 267

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Intoxication Manslaughter Charges for Wrong-Way Driver

    Intoxication Manslaughter Charges for Wrong-Way Driver
      (Photo: KVUE) AUGUST 2015 - Michelle Orduna celebrated her 23rd birthday on August 19, but the joyous occasion turned to tragedy around 2:30 a.m., when she drove the wrong way up the southbound Mano Road exit ramp on I-35 near Airport…
  • Aug 28

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200
      photo credit Roberta Slayton   AUGUST 2015 - A Midlothian, Texas grandmother took her Ford Expedition to Wal-Mart for a routine oil change. Roberta Slayton's car had 173,000 miles on the odometer and was in good, solid condition.…
  • Aug 27

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use
      MISSION HILLS, CA - Sean David Pulskamp died tragically after taking Xarelto for three months. The cause of death was listed as cardiopulmonary arrest, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Mr. Pulskamp…
Rank this Week: 333

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 31

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 31, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 31, 2015
    Canada Toronto teen shot to death in Jamaica, Canadian Press Toronto man charged with sexual assault, Canadian Press Police chiefs seek authority to seize mail containing guns and drugs, Canadian Press United States Kentucky clerk seeks…
  • Aug 28

    Marc Rosenberg remembered for his big smile, brilliant mind, and love of teaching

    Marc Rosenberg remembered for his big smile, brilliant mind, and love of teaching
    It won’t be just Marc Rosenberg’s brilliance that his former colleague, former chief justice of Ontario Warren Winkler, will remember. It will also be his smile. “He always had a big ready smile,” Winkler recalls.…
  • Aug 28

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 28, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 28, 2015
    Canada Ottawa officers won't be charged in man's drowning, Canadian Press Man accused of sending letter bomb that injured Winnipeg lawyer awaits bail decision, Canadian Press Halifax police warn of WeChat scam, Canadian Press   United…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Aug 31

    Take 2: A lesson from the healthcare industry

    Take 2: A lesson from the healthcare industry
    There are certain mistakes made by doctors or other healthcare professionals that result in the need for further treatment. An example is sponge that is left behind during surgery, which generally necessitates further surgery.  Insurance…
  • Aug 31

    Great Movie Lines and PaleoLaw

    Great Movie Lines and PaleoLaw
              Uttered by PaleoLaw MPs when the subject is diversity and gender equality. (PaleoLaw explained here.) The post Great Movie Lines and PaleoLaw appeared first on In Search of Perfect Client Service.
  • Aug 28

    Valorem Law Group’s Why

    Valorem Law Group’s Why
    One of the most-watched TED talks is by Simon Sinek. Called “Start with Why,” Sinek compellingly argues that why an organization exists is more important to its success that what it does or how. Sinek offers Apple as an example,…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Aug 31

    SCOTUS: "Long Conference" on 9/28

    SCOTUS: "Long Conference" on 9/28
    The NY Times has an interesting piece this morning on the "long conference" where all of the summer petitions will be considered.  The odds of a grant from the long conference are particularly low.  Can't the Court meet a few times…
  • Aug 28

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika
    Your 8am death cone:Paula McMahon covers this big Flakka importation case:Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to importing more than 24 pounds of the main ingredient in the street drug flakka from China to Broward County.Federal authorities…
  • Aug 26

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."
    That's Henry Bell discussing Robert Feitel in this Herald article about lawyers and money laundering by Michael Sallah.  More:Robert Feitel, a veteran lawyer with a long history of prosecutions, charged into court as the Justice…
Rank this Week: 96

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    The NY Times Hates the Rent Boy Raid

    The NY Times Hates the Rent Boy Raid
    Some important points here...The criminal complaint is so saturated with sexually explicit details, it’s hard not to interpret it as an indictment of gay men as being sexually promiscuous.“Based on my investigation,” Susan…
  • Aug 28

    It's Friday, Right?

    It's Friday, Right?
    Ok just checking, because this legitimately crazy story involves Miami attorney Ray Rafool and his client Joanna Krupa.Based on Ray's demand letter, there is apparently an important evidentiary issue that will need to be resolved -- possibly…
  • Aug 27

    Love 4 Sale Rent!

    Love 4 Sale Rent!
    Is prostitution a human right? Amnesty International thinks so.Has Amnesty International been hijacked by proponents of the global sex trade? When the human rights nonprofit convenes its International Council Meeting next week in Dublin,…
Rank this Week: 293

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Uber facing a gamut of legal challenges Christian law school fights B.C. law society's refusal to call grads to the bar - Hamilton SpectatorHigh Roller’s attempt to avoid…
  • Aug 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:CBC sued for using YouTube video without permissionClass action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deaf Nevada sheriff promises crackdown on Burning Man crime Lawyer…
  • Aug 20

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer
    Today’s tip is for health care practitioners whose patients are involved in litigation.We recognize that it might be natural, and even good practice, for medical practitioners to ask their patients how their lawsuits are…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Aug 31

    Rotation

    Rotation
    Happy, September, everyone. Thanks to all of our August guests, who may be sticking around for a few final days. And please welcome our September guests--Garrick Pursley (FSU), Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee), and Beth Thornburg (SMU).
  • Aug 28

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to reduce sentences for most federal drug offenders retroactively, potentially allowing 46,000 inmates to obtain slightly shorter sentences by the end of this year. Given that there are over 6 million…
  • Aug 27

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!
    The ABA’s new standard 303(a)(3) instructs law schools to require graduating students satisfactorily complete “one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.” This standard (along with the subsequent standard…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Aug 31

    Can I Get Workers' Comp Benefits If I Have A Pre-Existing Condition?

    Can I Get Workers' Comp Benefits If I Have A Pre-Existing Condition?
    One of the top questions that we are asked is "does a pre-existing condition prevent me from getting workers' compensation benefits?" The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act specifically addresses this situation, and establishes…
  • Aug 28

    I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?

    I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?
    When you've suffered a work injury and are unable to perform your regular duties, you may eventually be offered to chance to return to work and perform a light duty job. But what if you don't feel that you...
  • Aug 26

    Can My Attorney Loan Me Money While I Wait For A Workers' Comp Settlement?

    Can My Attorney Loan Me Money While I Wait For A Workers' Comp Settlement?
    The time between suffering a work injury and receiving workers' comp benefits can be difficult, especially from a financial standpoint. Your paycheck stops coming in because you aren't working, but benefits have not kicked in yet. But your…
Rank this Week: 64

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 607

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Aug 31

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy
    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is seeking feedback on policy questions as part of its process for updating its policies for the 2016 proxy season. Corporate issuers should consider communicating company views on proxy voting issues…
  • Aug 31

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?
    The G-index and E-index are workhorses of empirical corporate finance research. Each counts the number of takeover defenses a firm has and is often used as a summary measure of the firm’s protection from unsolicited takeover bids. But…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution
    A federal judge in Manhattan recently granted a preliminary injunction against the Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest of a series of rulings raising issues with the SEC’s use of in-house proceedings before its…
Rank this Week: 162

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 78

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 31

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine
    There are a laundry list of excuses, easily uttered and proved only by our innate trust in the truthfulness of a police officer’s.  They range from reaching toward his waistband to the grand-daddy of meaninglessness, the furtive…
  • Aug 31

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?
    Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was pumping gas into his cruiser when someone from behind shot and killed him.  Sheriff Ron Hickman called it an unprovoked execution. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters Goforth…
  • Aug 30

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong
    In many respects, it’s far easier to deal with an article that is wildly off-base when it comes to excusing the killing of unarmed citizens by police than it is to address an article that tries so very hard to get it right, to discuss…
Rank this Week: 39

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

Covers issues and trends in workers’ compensation law in North Carolina and throughout the United States. By the Jernigan Law Firm.

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Aug 31

    We’re Having A Worldwide Heat Wave: How You Can Stay Safe

    We’re Having A Worldwide Heat Wave: How You Can Stay Safe
    Today’s post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. A few weeks ago, I read about a crisis occurring in Pakistan and India. In Pakistan, a week-long heatwave killed more…
  • Aug 27

    Roofing Company Owner Faces Felony Charge for Not Paying Workers’ Comp

    Roofing Company Owner Faces Felony Charge for Not Paying Workers’ Comp
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. A Mason County, WA roofing contractor faces a criminal charge for allegedly failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance for his employees while they were…
  • Aug 24

    Seattle Employer Fined More Than $215,000 for Serious Safety Violation

    Seattle Employer Fined More Than $215,000 for Serious Safety Violation
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. A Seattle employer has been cited for multiple serious workplace health violations after a worker became entangled in a rotating shaft while working inside a confined…
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Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter
    Dear Rich: We are working on a book that provides a compilation of stage banter quotes from rock concerts -- onstage quotes of famous singers and songwriters. We do not make commentary about the quotes, but some will certainly come across as…
  • Aug 24

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service
    Dear Rich: I run a a health and fitness blog. It has come to my attention that a medical disclaimer should be included on my website. These disclaimer appear lengthy and go into a great degree of legal jargon. I would not like to craft my…
  • Aug 17

    How Long to File Sampling Infringement Lawsuit?

    How Long to File Sampling Infringement Lawsuit?
    Dear Rich: I manage a band that made several songs, one in particular that has been sampled 153 times by various artists from 1888 to 2013. Except for half a dozen artists who made deals and paid (and this was negotiated and hidden from the…
Rank this Week: 660

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 395

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 31

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
Rank this Week: 826

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 450

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 190

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court
    In catching up over some interesting employment law cases from 2015, I came across Lennon v. Dolce Vida Medical Spa (download here).  You would be forgiven if you missed it because it’s an unreported Superior Court decision on a…
  • Aug 28

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)
    So, you remember February 2009, right? We were all aflutter over Liam Neeson in Taken (ok, I still haven’t seen it).  And we were listening to “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson (still a good song.) And…
  • Aug 26

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut
    You’ve no doubt heard lots about how the U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on independent contractors.  I’ve recapped it before and my former colleague, Jonathan Orleans, has a new post regarding Uber &…
Rank this Week: 172

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Aug 31

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Google rebuts Europe on antitrust charges.  Google is denying claims from the European Union’s top antitrust official…
  • Aug 24

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Microsoft files antitrust suit against InterDigital in patent feud.  Microsoft is alleging that InterDigital has violated…
  • Aug 17

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC offers first-ever guidance on ‘unfair competition.’  The Federal Trade Commission has released unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 830

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 680

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Aug 31

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower
    On July 16, 2015, the National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn was a presenter at a round table discussion on the important role whistleblowers play in good governance, as well as whistleblower protections.…
  • Aug 28

    NWC weighs in on protecting the rights of attorney-whistleblower

    NWC weighs in on protecting the rights of attorney-whistleblower
    Today, corporations are on the move to conceal waste, fraud, bribery and corruption simply by having managers wear a lawyer hat on top of their management cap.  The battle to protect in-house lawyers from retaliation for blowing the…
  • Aug 27

    Whistleblower reinstated after two-year suspension credits assistance from National Whistleblower Center

    Whistleblower reinstated after two-year suspension credits assistance from National Whistleblower Center
    On June 4, 2015, Danko Bogdanović was reinstated as of Chief of Customs office of Brcko, BiH, after a two-year suspension for reporting corruption in the Indirect Taxation Authority. Bogdanović, reported corruption to the Agency for…
Rank this Week: 362

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 527

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 161

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    The Federal Trade Commission Publishes Statements on the Debt Buying Industry Including a List of Banned Debt Collector

    The Federal Trade Commission Publishes Statements on the Debt Buying Industry Including a List of Banned Debt Collector
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a blog post, the Federal Trade Commission published important statements about the debt buying industry and its efforts to self-regulate including a list of 75 debt buyers banned from participating in the…
  • Aug 11

    The Ripple Effect of a Default Judgment

    The Ripple Effect of a Default Judgment
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Debt collection lawyers’ bread and butter are default judgments because they are the quickest and easiest way to hang up consumers for old debts.  The fastest way to a default judgment is when the consumer…
  • Aug 4

    What is the Difference Between a Summons and a Complaint?

    What is the Difference Between a Summons and a Complaint?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Anyone who has ever been sued in a debt collection lawsuit should be familiar with the court documents collectively referred to as the “summons and complaint”.  The two documents have become almost…
Rank this Week: 725

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 198