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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 29

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment
    From The National Law Review: At the conclusion of many divorce proceedings, alimony is calculated by the court to be paid from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse. The amount of alimony to be paid is calculated based on...
  • Jul 28

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement
    From The National Law Review: During the course of divorce proceedings, alimony from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse is typically calculated based on a variety of factors. The income of the two spouses is a critical factor in...
  • Jul 27

    Empowering Women

    Empowering Women
    From the Des Moines Register: When Raha Moharrak’s parents told her it was time for her to marry, she decided she wasn’t a toaster — as in “Ping! It’s ready” — the Saudi Arabian woman told a Drake University audience...
Rank this Week: 134

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    DACA – Updated Frequently Asked Question

    DACA – Updated Frequently Asked Question
    On June 15, 2015 the USCIS updated their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) frequently asked questions (FAQs). Reviewing these frequently asked questions is a great way to get a better understanding of the DACA process. These FAQs…
  • Jul 28

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Illinois, Indiana & Iowa

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Illinois, Indiana & Iowa
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Jul 27

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for several “Software Engineer” positions. Upon evaluating an Employer’s…
Rank this Week: 555

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 29

    almost back…..hopefully

    almost back…..hopefully
    I am working today for the first time in over two weeks due to a family medical emergency. Stuff has happened in my absence. There was a $2.7 million verdict in a federal court products case involving a helicopter and a $2.4 award in an…
  • Jul 20

    Good Advice on Dealing with Professional Stre

    Good Advice on Dealing with Professional Stre
    Judge Primeaux offered some great practice advice in this recent post on his blog. The topic is dealing with stress. The post opens: Stress takes its toll in the form of burnout, substance abuse, failing relationships, depression, and even…
  • Jul 13

    Why Keep a Flag That’s Bad for Business?

    Why Keep a Flag That’s Bad for Business?
    South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from state grounds last week via impassioned Republican leadership. The following video of South Carolina lawmaker Jenny Horne (R) is worth watching in its entirety: Meanwhile in Mississippi, many…
Rank this Week: 483

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
  • Jul 29

    FAN 70 (First Amendment News) 10 Little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment

    FAN 70 (First Amendment News) 10 Little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment
    Since the news slows down in the summer, I thought I’d share some little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment. They concern everything from the text of the First Amendment / to Holmes and his 1919 opinions / to the…
  • Jul 28

    Spelman College, Bill Cosby, and Mutual Intent in Pledge

    Spelman College, Bill Cosby, and Mutual Intent in Pledge
    Spelman College’s decision to terminate a $20 million program supported by Bill Cosby, embroiled in allegations of drug-related seduction, reminds us that donors and recipients mutually depend on good behavior  and shared…
  • Jul 27

    Strange State Constitutional Provision

    Strange State Constitutional Provision
    I’m reading through state bills of rights as part of my book research, so this may become a regular series.  Let’s start with Article One, Section 2b of the New Jersey Constitution, which states: “The people reserve…
Rank this Week: 36

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 29

    New Features Added to Congress.gov Based On Your Feedback

    New Features Added to Congress.gov Based On Your Feedback
    Since the unveiling of Congress.gov in September of 2012, we have been constantly adding new features with each release, and many of the features in this release are based directly on your feedback. Accessibility We want to make Congress.gov…
  • Jul 28

    The Civil Law System – Global Legal Collection Highlight

    The Civil Law System – Global Legal Collection Highlight
    The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.  Eduardo has previously published posts about the Brazilian law collection, capoeira and…
  • Jul 27

    Comics and the Law

    Comics and the Law
    It is the current fashion, both in academics and popular culture, to convey information about more serious topics, such as war, chemistry, military life in a combat zone, autobiography, cancer, and pandemic preparedness in graphic novels. As…
Rank this Week: 581

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 29

    Texas Mutual Recognizes Workplace Safety

    Texas Mutual Recognizes Workplace Safety
    Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that its board of directors voted unanimously to approve a company-record $225 million dividend distribution in 2015. Qualifying policyholder owners across Texas will share the dividend, which…
  • Jul 28

    Minnesota Legislature, Governor Back Comp Cut

    Minnesota Legislature, Governor Back Comp Cut
    There is some good news when it comes to the workers compensation system in Minnesota.   Legislation approved recently and signed by Governor Mark Dayton will cut workers comp inpatient hospital costs by 10 to 15 percent and…
  • Jul 24

    Manitoba WBC Report Gets Thumbs Up

    Manitoba WBC Report Gets Thumbs Up
    Workers compensation officials in the Canadian province of Manitoba have reason to smile.   The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) recently released its 2014 Annual Report .   The highlights include a…
Rank this Week: 175

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 29

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit
    The story of Baby Bou Bou, the toddler nearly killed when a flashbang grenade was tossed into his crib as he lay sleeping, as a SWAT team stormed a home upon a no-knock night-time warrant granted by a neutral magistrate, a guardian of the…
  • Jul 29

    The Statistics That Weren’t, And It Won’t Matter At All

    The Statistics That Weren’t, And It Won’t Matter At All
    David Lisak had been a bulwark of the rape culture movement.  It was his research, cited more often than anyone else’s, that provided the foundation for the existence of a rape epidemic, that false rape accusations were below 10%,…
  • Jul 28

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!
    For those of you who have spurned my small request for a little love by reading Fault Lines, we’ve been slowly adding things to make it better, broader, more worth your while. Two new writers, Murray Newman and Jeff Gamso, have joined.…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Jul 29

    May 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    May 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
  • Jul 28

    Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblower

    Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. July 28, 2015. On July 30th, seven senators will come together for the first time to publicly celebrate our nation’s whistleblowers. The celebration, hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, is being held on…
  • Jul 28

    The FCA Does Not Permit Recovery for Violations of “Any Fine-Print Regulatory Requirement”

    The FCA Does Not Permit Recovery for Violations of “Any Fine-Print Regulatory Requirement”
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
Rank this Week: 285

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 29

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense
    Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:38:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter[Note:  This was first published in June of 2011, but if I’m going to recycle anything once a year, it’s this.  And this is the right time, in view…
  • Jul 25

    Confusion ascendant

    Confusion ascendant
    Jewish tradition teaches that on Tisha B’Av (the Ninth day of the month of Av) — which begins tonight — five national calamities occurred: During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the…
  • Jul 24

    In your head

    In your head
    Originally posted 2008-02-27 23:49:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRebecca Tushnet: Trademark dilution is a cause of action for interfering with the uniqueness of a trademark. For example, consumers would probably not think that…
Rank this Week: 137

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 8

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jul 29

    Springhill Park Community Center’s New Way to Help Kid

    Springhill Park Community Center’s New Way to Help Kid
    The Springhill Park Community Center in Sulphur Springs, Florida, and eight other Centers, are helping the Tampa community out, particularly families, by providing after-school activities for youngsters to engage themselves in. Adults have…
  • Jul 28

    How Tampa Runners are Supporting Soldiers with PSTD

    How Tampa Runners are Supporting Soldiers with PSTD
    The Florida Cannabis Coalition recently hosted the first ever marijuana based 5 mile run/walk at Gasden Park. The focus of the event was to support veterans suffering from PSTD. Creators of the event hope to not only raise awareness…
  • Jul 27

    Daughter Of Alleged Scammer Pleads “Not Guilty” To Tax Evasion Charge

    Daughter Of Alleged Scammer Pleads “Not Guilty” To Tax Evasion Charge
    Readers might be interested in the details of a tax evasion case proceeding in the Philippines, where Jeane Catherine Napoles declined to enter a plea at her arraignment on June 8. She is the daughter of alleged scammer Janet Napoles,... The…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Jul 29

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law
    Institute of European and Comparative Law General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspectives Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute of European and Comparative Law Friday 25-26 September 2015 St Anne's College Oxford and the…
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 189 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation Eric A. Posner University of Chicago - Law School 2 155 After the Revolution:…
  • Jul 28

    New Scholarship from Across the Pond

    New Scholarship from Across the Pond
    Post v. Jones (US Supreme Court 1856) – A Protype Early Transfer Pricing Type Case Rupert Macey-Dare University of Oxford - Saint Cross College; Middle Temple; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Minerva Chambers July 12, 2015 Abstract: On…
Rank this Week: 128

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Changing the Look of Tax Form

    Changing the Look of Tax Form
    A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here.…
  • Jul 27

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court
    Every now and then an episode from a television court show touches on taxation. Sometimes it is tangential and sometimes it is direct. At various times during the past four years, I have commented on these cases, beginning with Judge Judy and…
  • Jul 24

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark
    In my post earlier this week, Who Benefits from Tax Breaks for the Private Sector?, I shared this thought about tax breaks for specifically targeted individuals and companies:How do they manage to get these tax breaks? They use a dual tactic.…
Rank this Week: 478

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Retaliation alphabet-soup

    Retaliation alphabet-soup
    Employers typically think of retaliation in terms of the big employment statutes: Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and the FLSA. Yet, there exist dozens of federal statutes that protect employees from retaliation in a variety of…
  • Jul 28

    The unintended and unfortunate consequence of wage-and-hour reform

    The unintended and unfortunate consequence of wage-and-hour reform
    Wage-and-hour reforms are all the rage. Yet, with reform comes a potential unforeseen price—businesses that simply cannot afford to stay in business. From Re/Code: Cleaning services company Homejoy is shutting down on July 31 after…
  • Jul 27

    Happy birthday ADA

    Happy birthday ADA
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25 years old. We've come a long way in the past 25 years, from a statute intended to open employment access to those with disabilities, to decades of judicial decisions that…
Rank this Week: 245

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Fifth Circuit Clears up “Mess” Regarding Stray Remark

    Fifth Circuit Clears up “Mess” Regarding Stray Remark
    There are some theories of law that some courts and most defense lawyers rely on to undermine otherwise good discrimination cases. One of those theories is the “stray remarks” doctrine. In general, the stray remarks doctrine holds…
  • Jul 28

    DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor

    DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor
    The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has issued new interpretative guidance regarding independent contractors. As I have mentioned before, many employers are trying to stretch the limits of independent contractors to include as…
  • Jul 22

    Wayne Wright Agrees to Consent Decree in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Wayne Wright Agrees to Consent Decree in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    Wayne Wright, LLP, whose motto is the law firm demands “respect and justice” for its clients, was sued for pregnancy based discrimination in 2015. The EEOC filed suit after Kendra Taylor-Andrews filed a complaint with the EEOC.…
Rank this Week: 426

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 29

    Migrants Storm the Chunnel

    Migrants Storm the Chunnel
    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Migration flows in Europe continue to make the news. CNN reports on the latest. About 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel --- the Chunnel -- through the French terminal near Calais Monday night in...
  • Jul 29

    Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

    Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border
    Haitians at the border of between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (Courtesy of Wikipedia) NPR is tracking what could be the early stages of a major refugee crisis. It is happening in one of the world's poorest countries, Haiti. Some...
  • Jul 29

    At the Movies: Somewhere Between

    At the Movies: Somewhere Between
    Somewhere Between WINNER PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, Hot Docs Los Angeles Film Festival JURY PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTARY, Milwaukee Film Festival Vancouver International Film Festival When China passed its One Child Policy to limit population growth,…
Rank this Week: 16

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 380

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 477

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Medicaid Expansion Would Save Lives and Money

    Medicaid Expansion Would Save Lives and Money
    As part of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, expansion of Medicaid benefits has become available to all state governments that accepted the deal in 2014. Many states, however, are declining to participate in the expansion, despite…
  • Jul 28

    Police Need Your Help

    Police Need Your Help
    WRAL reported that Cary, North Carolina police are asking for the public’s help to identify two women who posed as nursing assistants to steal jewelry from residents at two retirement communities.  The first thefts happened…
  • Jul 28

    Injustice of Mandatory Arbitration

    Injustice of Mandatory Arbitration
    John Suthers wrote an excellent editorial on the dangers of mandatory arbitration in nursing home admission paperwork.  Below is a copy of the editorial. “A great injustice is taking place in this country: the use of pre-dispute…
Rank this Week: 121

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 29

    HSAs: A Great Investment Tool for the Healthy Saver

    HSAs: A Great Investment Tool for the Healthy Saver
    There are not many tax-advantaged savings vehicles out there that can match the benefits of an HSA. But you must decide if you can handle the drawbacks before committing.HSAs: A Great Investment Tool for the Healthy Saver was originally…
  • Jul 28

    Podcast #27: Omar Ha-Redeye on Incubating the Future of Access to Justice

    Podcast #27: Omar Ha-Redeye on Incubating the Future of Access to Justice
    Omar Ha-Redeye is (among other impressive things) co-founder of Fleet Street Law, a law practice incubator focusing on innovation and increasing access to justice. In today's podcast, he talks about how the legal industry is changing and what…
  • Jul 27

    Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb Scam

    Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb Scam
    At the end of the day, you need to be smart. Not every scammer follows the same Nigerian prince formula. Lawyers are specific targets for scammers. Always do your due diligence to avoid being scammed.Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb…
Rank this Week: 117

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 64

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 29

    Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Feature

    Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Feature
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
  • Jul 29

    Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Feature

    Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Feature
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
Rank this Week: 395

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Client Development: Stand Out Now

    Client Development: Stand Out Now
    If you are looking to develop business you have to stand out from a very crowded legal market. Several months ago I shared some ways to do that. How to Stand Out in Any Crowd. I recently read an interview with marketing guru Dorie Clark.…
  • Jul 28

    Success: Are you lengthening your stride?

    Success: Are you lengthening your stride?
    Want to be a more successful lawyer? You won’t accomplish it by sitting back. You have to “lengthen your stride” and get outside your comfort zone to take your career to the next level. A friend sent me a series of quotes…
  • Jul 27

    Client Development: If You Want to Persuade-Ask a Favor

    Client Development: If You Want to Persuade-Ask a Favor
    Have you ever persuaded someone by asking a favor? I am not suggesting asking for business, but there are other favors you can ask that will be very helpful. A few years ago I read Selling Power magazine article The Persuasion Principle: How…
Rank this Week: 573

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 29

    Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target

    Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target
    If a hacker attacks your TrackingPoint smart gun over its Wi-Fi connection, you may find the weapon is aiming at a different target than you think. The post Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target appeared first on…
  • Jul 28

    Brinks’ Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure

    Brinks’ Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure
    "Making these safes smart...has actually drastically reduced the security of something that was fairly safe to begin with." The post Brinks’ Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 27

    The NSA Will Destroy the Bulk Phone Records It Collected

    The NSA Will Destroy the Bulk Phone Records It Collected
    The spy agency will cease using the existing records by November 29, after which they will be destroyed once pending lawsuits have ended. The post The NSA Will Destroy the Bulk Phone Records It Collected appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 42

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 29

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?
    by Michael DorfMy Verdict column for this week asks whether the makers and disseminators of the videos showing Planned Parenthood officials seeming to haggle over prices the organization charges for fetal body parts could be liable for…
  • Jul 28

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy
    by Neil H. BuchananThis week in Verdict, I am publishing a two-part column about the Greek/European economic and political crisis, which dominated the news until very recently.  Part One was published today, and Part Two will be…
  • Jul 27

    The Triumph of Chevron Step Zero?

    The Triumph of Chevron Step Zero?
    By Michael DorfTomorrow I will be speaking at the Practicing Law Institute's annual Supreme Court Review session. This is the seventeenth such session and, if memory serves, I have been a panelist since just about the beginning. It's always a…
Rank this Week: 233

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 29

    DOL Warns “Most” Independent Contractors Are Misclassified Worker

    DOL Warns “Most” Independent Contractors Are Misclassified Worker
    On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance on the increasing number of misclassified workers. The agency’s broad interpretation of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) suggests that…
  • Jul 28

    New York Cracking Down on Payroll Debit Card

    New York Cracking Down on Payroll Debit Card
    The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently proposed regulations that would restrict an employer’s use of payroll debit cards for the payment of wages. The proposed employment regulations would impact approximately 13,000…
  • Jul 27

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner
    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owners Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are still finding that it is difficult to secure funding for their businesses or ventures. Yet, very few ever explore crowdfunding. According to…
Rank this Week: 797

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Kadet: Attacking Profit Shifting — The Approach Everyone Forget

    Kadet: Attacking Profit Shifting — The Approach Everyone Forget
    Jeffery M. Kadet (University of Washington), Attacking Profit Shifting: The Approach Everyone Forgets, 148 Tax Notes 193 (July 15, 2015): Kadet uses hypothetical but realistic examples to show how the IRS could combat profit shifting by…
  • Jul 29

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame), Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going: The breadth of activities and organizational forms among religious organizations rivals that of nonprofits…
  • Jul 29

    Why All Attorneys Should Learn About Entrepreneurship In Law School

    Why All Attorneys Should Learn About Entrepreneurship In Law School
    J. Mark Phillips (Belmont), Entrepreneurial Esquires in the New Economy: Why All Attorneys Should Learn About Entrepreneurship in Law School, 8 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 59 (2014): As the legal industry continues to recover from the…
Rank this Week: 4

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jul 29

    The limits of addressing mental illness at work

    The limits of addressing mental illness at work
    Many of us, including me, have a loved one or friend who has suffered through mental illness. With proper treatment, counseling and support, the symptoms may be controllable. However, sometimes medication and treatment aren’t enough.…
  • Jul 28

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too
    Can a person whose job is to ensure that the company follows a particular standard of care; i.e., a watchdog employee, bring an action against the company under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA),…
  • Jul 27

    Consider this approach to the ADA interactive proce

    Consider this approach to the ADA interactive proce
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the EEOC has created a new resource (here), which addresses the state of the ADA, lists important milestones, and offers links to a series of ADA…
Rank this Week: 923

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 954

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 29

    Rural/Metro: Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief

    Rural/Metro: Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief
    We have posted the Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief in the Rural/Metro appeal (here’s a prior blog with other documents)…
  • Jul 22

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This July-August issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter was posted a few weeks ago – & also sent to the printers – and includes articles on: – Reflections on the DuPont Proxy Contest: What Happens Next? –…
  • Jul 21

    Why ISS Couldn’t Win It for Peltz

    Why ISS Couldn’t Win It for Peltz
    Here’s an interesting piece (pg. 6) from “Proxy Insight” about the DuPont battle – and how much influence proxy advisors really have…
Rank this Week: 580

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 132

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 29

    Proxy Disclosure Awards: The Winners!

    Proxy Disclosure Awards: The Winners!
    We have the winners in the 12 categories for our “Proxy Disclosure Awards”! Congrats to them & all the nominees! As promised, the voting was transparent as here are the results of the final tallies. Thanks to the 500+ of you…
  • Jul 28

    Once a Crowdfunder, Always a CrowdFunder

    Once a Crowdfunder, Always a CrowdFunder
    A lot of ink has been spilled about crowdfunding in the press, such as this Huffington Post piece that gives a plain vanilla take on crowdfunding (and here’s another piece). In addition, there are some misunderstandings in the press…
  • Jul 27

    Transcript: “Clawbacks – What Now After the SEC’s Proposal”

    Transcript: “Clawbacks – What Now After the SEC’s Proposal”
    We have posted the transcript for our popular CompensationStandards.com webcast: “Clawbacks – What Now After the SEC’s Proposal.” Proxy Access: Comments on the SEC’s Review of (i)(9) Given the high level of…
Rank this Week: 290

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 29

    Pope Francis the Urbanist

    Pope Francis the Urbanist
    From the Atlantic Cities Blog: Today, the Vatican welcomes more than 60 mayors from around the world. The eclectic agenda covers mayoral efforts to combat climate change as well as modern forms of slavery. Many of the mayors will stay...
  • Jul 29

    Bell & Parchomovsky

    Bell & Parchomovsky
    Avi Bell (San Diego) & Gideon Parchomovsky (Penn) have posted Of Property and Information (Columbia Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The property-information interface is perhaps the most crucial and under-theorized dimension of…
  • Jul 27

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?
    Michael Lewyn says no: According to a New York Times article about the evils of foreign investment in New York housing, "About $8 billion is spent each year for New York City residences that cost more than $5 million each."...
Rank this Week: 94

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
Rank this Week: 264

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 178

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    SEBI Regulations Inapplicable to “Phantom” Stock Scheme

    SEBI Regulations Inapplicable to “Phantom” Stock Scheme
    The SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 (the “Regulations”) regulate various types of schemes offered by companies to their employees relating to shares. In two separate letters issued pursuant to requests for…
  • Jul 27

    Is the Alternate Listing Platform for Start-Ups Really an Alternative?

    Is the Alternate Listing Platform for Start-Ups Really an Alternative?
    [The following guest post is contributed by Geeta Dhania, Partner and Abhyuday Bhotika, Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Views are personal.]For any business to grow it is pertinent that it has access to capital and is able to…
  • Jul 25

    Revitalising Distressed Assets Through the Joint Lenders Forum

    Revitalising Distressed Assets Through the Joint Lenders Forum
    [The following post is contributed by Dhanush. M, a 4th year studnent at the Jindal Global law School]The rapid growth of non-performing assets (NPAs), especially with regard to public sector banks (PSBs) is a major hurdle to the sustenance…
Rank this Week: 312

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Jul 29

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico
    Merecidas o no, las vacaciones están ahí. Así que me complace comunicar a los seguidores del blog que, aunque puede visitarse respecto de los post de los últimos ocho años, en el mes de Agosto quedará…
  • Jul 27

    No puede exonerarse del idioma solamente a la promoción interna

    No puede exonerarse del idioma solamente a la promoción interna
    El Supremo acaba de resolver por sentencia con claridad y contundencia un supuesto no infrecuente. Se trata de una convocatoria para ingreso en el cuerpo de funcionarios de la escala superior, en que los aspirantes por promoción…
  • Jul 22

    Luis Díez-Picazo, nuevo Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo

    Luis Díez-Picazo, nuevo Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo
    Acaba de ser nombrado D. Luis Díez-Picazo como Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo. Mas allá del papel de la jurisprudencia como “complemento” del Ordenamiento Jurídico, la Sala de lo…
Rank this Week: 715

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Voyage of Life [EOL in Art 79]

    Voyage of Life [EOL in Art 79]
    Thomas Cole painted "The Voyage of Life" in 1842.  The four paintings represent the stages of human life: childhood, youth, manhood, and old age. The paintings follow a voyager who travels in a boat on a river, the river of…
  • Jul 29

    International Symposium on Brain Death & Disorders of Consciousne

    International Symposium on Brain Death & Disorders of Consciousne
    The Seventh International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness will be held this December in Havana, Cuba. SUBMIT AN ABSTRACTYou can participate in the Symposium as a delegate, although the conference…
  • Jul 28

    Jahi McMath - Court May Allow Family to Prove She is Now Alive

    Jahi McMath - Court May Allow Family to Prove She is Now Alive
    This Thursday at 2:00, in Department 20 of the Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Freedman will hold a hearing on the medical defendants' demurrer to the medical malpractice complaint by the family of Jahi McMath.   The focus of the…
Rank this Week: 301

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 29

    EM (Electromagnetic Drive) - It's How Aliens Get Here

    EM (Electromagnetic Drive) - It's How Aliens Get Here
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 28

    Image Your Drive Before Installing Windows 10

    Image Your Drive Before Installing Windows 10
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 28

    Apple Watch At Best Buy? This Is The End Of The World

    Apple Watch At Best Buy? This Is The End Of The World
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 157

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    ATV Accident Causes another Spinal Cord Injury

    ATV Accident Causes another Spinal Cord Injury
    Van Dyken-Rouen accident shines spotlight on ATV dangers | FOX31 DenverThis Olympic swimmer suffered a spinal cord injury while driving an ATV. This author reports 100,000 people a year seek medical attention after being injured while riding…
  • Jul 28

    Is a Fitbit putting your legal case at risk?

    Is a Fitbit putting your legal case at risk?
    Fitbit’s tracking function can be valuable evidence in many lawsuits. Technology can be fun to use, it can also be useful. But like any technological device it can be used to prove you are lying or be misused and provide a false…
  • Jul 27

    Paraplegic back to using Calvin Williams as his alia

    Paraplegic back to using Calvin Williams as his alia
    I received several calls over the past two weeks from lawyers practicing in Oregon, Vermont, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The caller has been identifying himself using the name Carl Torrence reporting he was struck by a UPS truck…
Rank this Week: 833

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 29

    AARP & ABA Join Forces on "Checklist for Family Caregivers"

    AARP & ABA Join Forces on "Checklist for Family Caregivers"
    Sally Hurme, J.D., adds another useful book to her long list of consumer-friendly publications. In Checklist for Family Caregivers, published and marketed jointly by AARP and the American Bar Association, offers "to do" and…
  • Jul 28

    ADA Turns 25

    ADA Turns 25
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. According to the information on the ADA website Twenty-five years ago, through the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Jul 28

    Where There's a "Will," There's a Way....

    Where There's a "Will," There's a Way....
    I'm visiting family in the Southwest as I type this entry. To say that I come from a family of pack rat readers is an understatement. Every room in my parents' three story old house has stashes of books, even...
Rank this Week: 184

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense
    Yesterday, Broc Romanek published several posts regarding crowdfunding.  Meanwhile here in California, crowd funding has stalled in the legislature.  AB 722 (Perea) passed unanimously out the Assembly Committee on Judiciary…
  • Jul 28

    CalPERS Claims Success; Proxy Monitor Says CalPERS Success Leads To Lower Stock Price

    CalPERS Claims Success; Proxy Monitor Says CalPERS Success Leads To Lower Stock Price
    “Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair” In this press release issued last week, CalPERS congratulated itself on the “success” of its proxy voting initiatives: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System…
  • Jul 27

    Court Declines To Declare “S” Corporation Shareholders’ Agreement Unenforceable

    Court Declines To Declare “S” Corporation Shareholders’ Agreement Unenforceable
    In general, shareholders of a corporation that has elected to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code are taxed on corporate profits regardless of whether the corporation makes any distribution of those profits to its…
Rank this Week: 384

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure that allows third parties to bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The letter is filed with the Director of Trademarks and if the Director is…
  • Jul 28

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Intellectual property enforcement continues to make news, and new solutions to curb abusive enforcement – i.e. trademark bullying, patent trolling, and copyright trolling – are being…
  • Jul 24

    “Symmetrically Arranged” Buttons: A Patent Win for Nintendo

    “Symmetrically Arranged” Buttons: A Patent Win for Nintendo
    Nintendo has been making headlines recently.  The gaming industry is in mourning over the unfortunate passing of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata last week.  Iwata was instrumental in the success of the Nintendo Wii, among other Nintendo…
Rank this Week: 196

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 29

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library
    Hein Online provides digital access to the winning records and briefs from the 1st– 65th annual National Moot Court Competitions.  Documents can be searched from 1950-2015 to find on point discussions from the briefs and…
  • Jul 26

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act
    On July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, a central document in U.S. Cold War policy. The Act, which took more than a year to craft, directed a major reorganization of the foreign policy and military…
  • Jul 22

    Research Guide on Exam Taking Resource

    Research Guide on Exam Taking Resource
    Need help preparing for exams? Consult our online research guide for a bibliography of books and other resources you may find useful for exam preparation.
Rank this Week: 734

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 29

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project
    NYU Law has just announced its new Civil Jury Project, with directors Sam Issacharoff and Cathy Sharkey. Its first conference, on Friday, September 11th, will be "The State and Future of Civil Jury Trials." Register here.
  • Jul 28

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program
    In Iowa, the reform I reported on here has become law. It has similarities to a program at the University of Michigan, which has also inspired laws in Massachusetts and Oregon. Readers of the blog know I am a big...
  • Jul 27

    Survey on the Use of Pop Culture in the Classroom

    Survey on the Use of Pop Culture in the Classroom
    From Cynthia Bond: Greetings Law Teacher Colleagues: I am working on an article this summer on uses of popular culture in the law school classroom. I am defining popular culture broadly to include mass culture texts like movies, TV shows,...
Rank this Week: 126