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Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 61

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: 110

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    On white people's role in addressing race and police violence

    On white people's role in addressing race and police violence
    A Dallas Morning News staff editorial last week touted blogger Awesomely Luvvie's platitudinous clickbait suggestions for what white people should do to address racism and police brutality in America. Part of her post I very much agreed…
  • Sep 28

    Abandon fatalism, embrace accountability on police shooting

    Abandon fatalism, embrace accountability on police shooting
    The Dallas Morning News editorial board has struggled of late to discern a viable path forward in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of five DPD officers in July and the continued, periodic videos emerging of wrongful or questionable police…
  • Sep 26

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation
    For mostly historical, family reasons (both sides of my family are from the Texas Panhandle, with ties to Oklahoma), Grits has always enjoyed ribbing our friends from Oklahoma, contending for example that the best thing ever to come out of…
Rank this Week: 249

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 29

    EDTX motions to transfer grant rate rises to 57%

    EDTX motions to transfer grant rate rises to 57%
    Good article by Wei Wang, Gregory H. Lantier, Derek Gosma, and Mindy Sooter in WilmerHale's Eastern District of Texas Newsletter this month on motions to transfer in the district. In it, they note that the number of motions to transfer...
  • Sep 23

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case
    Chalk another one up for the double loss column for plaintiffs. After a pair of plaintiff wins last week in Tyler and Marshall, a patent plaintiff lost on both infringement and invalidity today. A Marshall jury in Judge Gilstrap's court...
  • Sep 21

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference
    Well, if you're going to miss me talking about the effect of the new federal rules on discovery and pleadings on patent litigation in Plano in November, or moderating a panel on trade secret litigation at the EDTX bench/bar in...
Rank this Week: 623

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 893

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 160

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference
    Today the Supreme Court issued the order list following its end-of-the-summer “Long Conference.” It granted certiorari in nine cases. Here are some that may be of particular interest... McLane Co. v. EEOC (No. 15-1248): Whether a district…
  • Sep 28

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review
    Carlos Vazquez and Steve Vladeck have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, which will be published in the Virginia Law Review. Here’s the abstract: For years, the prevailing…
  • Sep 27

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in de Fontbrune v. Wofsy. The court unanimously held that the district court was correct to consider expert declarations on the content of French law in…
Rank this Week: 451

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Sep 27

    Breaking: U S Department of Education Releases Guidance On English Language Learners #ELL #USDOE

    Breaking: U S Department of Education Releases Guidance On English Language Learners #ELL #USDOE
    The U S Department of Education last week issued guidance concerning English Language Learners. The press release notes that ...In the 2014-15 school year, more than 4.8 million English learners were enrolled in U.S. schools in grades…
  • Sep 26

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are running a Series on Procedural Safeguards. Which of the procedural safeguards under IDEA are most effective in protecting the educational rights of children with disabilities? #SpEdProcedures ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 319

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Sep 29

    SEC Issues a $4 Million Whistleblower Award

    SEC Issues a $4 Million Whistleblower Award
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Since its inception in 2011, the SEC’s whistleblower program has awarded more than $111 million to 34 whistleblowers.Recently, the SEC awarded more than $4 million to a whistleblower…
  • Sep 28

    FINRA Bars Two Ohio Broker

    FINRA Bars Two Ohio Broker
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:FINRA has barred two brokers at Triad Advisors, LLC by the names of Douglas Scott Miller of Bowling Green, Ohio and Gary Lee Rathbun of Wauseon, Ohio.  Miller and Rathbun consented to…
  • Sep 27

    LPL Standardizes Brokers’ Product Commission

    LPL Standardizes Brokers’ Product Commission
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:LPL Financial is changing the way it pays commissions to its brokers when they sell routine investment products like mutual funds and variable annuities.The move was made because of the…
Rank this Week: 423

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

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

    Employer Can’t Fire Employee for Mistake Caused by its Failure to Accommodate his Disability

    Employer Can’t Fire Employee for Mistake Caused by its Failure to Accommodate his Disability
    A New Jersey court recently ruled that a jury must determine whether an employer committed disability discrimination in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) by firing an employee for making a mistake on a…
  • Sep 20

    NJ Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Reduce Emotional Distress Damage

    NJ Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Reduce Emotional Distress Damage
    Yesterday, in an employment discrimination case, the New Jersey Supreme Court dramatically limited the right of courts to reduce the amount of a jury’s emotional distress damages award, ruling that courts can only do so in unusual…
  • Sep 20

    NJ Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Reduce Emotional Distress Damage

    NJ Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Reduce Emotional Distress Damage
    Yesterday, in an employment discrimination case, the New Jersey Supreme Court dramatically limited the right of courts to reduce the amount of a jury’s emotional distress damages award, ruling that courts can only do so in unusual…
Rank this Week: 235

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
  • Sep 29

    Nuremberg Trial Verdict

    Nuremberg Trial Verdict
    Seventy years ago – on October 1, 1946 – the Nuremberg trial, one of the most prominent trials of the last century, concluded when the International Military Tribunal (IMT) issued the verdicts for the main war criminals of the…
  • Sep 28

    Australian and New Zealand Parliamentary Website Makeover

    Australian and New Zealand Parliamentary Website Makeover
    Over the last couple of years you have read about the change from the THOMAS legislative information website to Congress.gov, and the many enhancements that have occurred along the way. While not as significant as this migration to a…
  • Sep 27

    Welsh Legal History

    Welsh Legal History
    The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, foreign law specialist for the United Kingdom and a number of Commonwealth jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress.  Clare has previously written many interesting posts, most…
Rank this Week: 92

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 812

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Sep 29

    NHTSA: Unsafe Cars Cost Lives in Florida

    NHTSA: Unsafe Cars Cost Lives in Florida
    Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sought to heighten awareness of unsafe vehicles and vehicle components and the devastating toll it takes on our roadways. The agency’s “Safe Cars Save Lives” bus…
  • Sep 28

    Target Shopper Stuck by Needle in Parking Lot Wins $4.6M

    Target Shopper Stuck by Needle in Parking Lot Wins $4.6M
    Jurors recently awarded $4.6 million in damages to a woman who suffered personal injury after she was stuck by a needle in a Target shopping center parking lot.  Initially, the woman’s attorney offered to settle with the retail…
  • Sep 25

    Holiday Motor Corp. v. Walters – Product Liability in Convertible Rollover

    Holiday Motor Corp. v. Walters – Product Liability in Convertible Rollover
    The Virginia Supreme Court reversed a $20 million product liability verdict favoring a woman seriously injured when her Mazda convertible rolled over. Justices ruled trial court abused discretion in allowing plaintiff’s expert…
Rank this Week: 887

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Once An Expert

    Once An Expert
    It was late afternoon during a growhouse trial when the prosecution called an “expert” to the stand. The expert was a federal agent, whose testimony related to growing marijuana. He was a virgin, never before having been qualified…
  • Sep 29

    Under Pressure: A Failed Campaign’s Emails Of Tear

    Under Pressure: A Failed Campaign’s Emails Of Tear
    Coercion is a curious concept in Providence, Rhode Island.  It involves the use of force or threats to overcome another person’s free will. Its definition relies on the nature of force or threats exerted, as any other definition…
  • Sep 28

    When It’s Personal, The Virtues Of Due Process Become Clear

    When It’s Personal, The Virtues Of Due Process Become Clear
    What happened in the Dean’s Office at Boalt Hall, the University of California, Berkeley, law school? Enough to get the former dean, Sujit Choudhry, shit-canned as Dean and permanently tarred as a sexual harasser, even though it…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Sep 29

    #winning

    #winning
    Gene Stearns is at it again, this time winning the Bank Atlantic case on appeal in the 11th Circuit. The court ordered a new trial after a 6-week trial. It's a significant win (but an unpublished opinion) and one that Gene predicted from the…
  • Sep 28

    Another Johnson case leads to 3 opinion

    Another Johnson case leads to 3 opinion
    This time it's United States v. Vail-Baron. Judge Rosenbaum writes the majority. Judge Jordan concurred. And visiting judge Eugene Siler (from the 6th) dissents. Judge Rosenbaum starts off her opinion this way:When I was growing up, my…
  • Sep 27

    "A very against police judge."

    "A very against police judge."
    That was The Donald last night during the debate when discussing stop & frisk:We didn't get any questions on the Supreme Court though...Instead we got quite a bit of sniffles. I would have felt bad for him had he not been attacking…
Rank this Week: 120

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Sep 29

    Seminar Paper Workshop: Resources and Recording

    Seminar Paper Workshop: Resources and Recording
    Last week Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil ran their semi-annual workshop on how to research and write a seminar paper.  Topics covered included sources for selecting your topic, sources for researching your topic, and how to…
  • Sep 23

    Episode 098 – Conversation BLS Alumni Greg Zamfotis and John Rudikoff

    Episode 098 – Conversation BLS Alumni Greg Zamfotis and John Rudikoff
    Episode 098 – Conversation with BLS Alumni Greg Zamfotis and John Rudikoff.mp3 This conversation with Brooklyn Law School alumni Gregory Zamfotis, Class of 2007, and John Rudikoff, Class of 2006 and CEO and managing director of the…
  • Sep 22

    BLS Library Databases Research Fair: September 29, 2016

    BLS Library Databases Research Fair: September 29, 2016
    The Fifth Annual Library Databases Research Fair will be held on Thursday, September 29th, 2016.  The Fair will be held in the Student Lounge from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Representatives from the following legal research companies will be here…
Rank this Week: 212

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 29

    ATL Academy For Private Practice 2016: Register Now!

    ATL Academy For Private Practice 2016: Register Now!
    Just month from today, on October 28th, 2016, Above the Law will host its second annual Academy for Private Practice (“APP”), a full-day conference offering practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of…
  • Sep 28

    Brad Clark: A Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorney Pursues Expungements With Conviction…and Technology

    Brad Clark: A Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorney Pursues Expungements With Conviction…and Technology
    At last month’s TBD Conference, I wound up in a break out session with Kentucky criminal defense attorney, Brad Clark. Not only did Brad open his own law practice a few months before, but at the same time, he launched the Unconvicted…
  • Sep 26

    Make Money Mondays: Mini Legal Service Packages, Take Two

    Make Money Mondays: Mini Legal Service Packages, Take Two
    Most lawyers are familiar with, and skeptical about offering mini legal services packages – which is really just a fancy name for unbundling . In other words, in contrast to a full service experience, from advice about a particular…
Rank this Week: 172

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Parsons & Associates, PC.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 29

    Atlanta Workers’ Compensation and Undocumented Immigrant

    Atlanta Workers’ Compensation and Undocumented Immigrant
    In Georgia, there are approximately 400,000 undocumented immigrants living throughout the state, according to Newsmax. Many of these undocumented immigrants are working jobs throughout Georgia, including in cities like Atlanta. This can raise…
  • Sep 22

    Preventing Atlanta Workplace Auto Accident

    Preventing Atlanta Workplace Auto Accident
    Over the course of the year, there are 1.6 million missed days of work because employees get into auto accidents.  Traffic crashes cost employers in excess of $47 billion every single year. Car accidents are a leading cause of on-the-job…
  • Sep 15

    When Should Criminal Charges Result from Atlanta Workplace Injuries?

    When Should Criminal Charges Result from Atlanta Workplace Injuries?
    After a death on-the-job, families of employees should get workers’ comp death benefits. An Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer can provide help in making a death benefits claim so family members aren’t left with financial…
Rank this Week: 558

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Your Free Guide to Practice Management Software for Family Law Attorney

    Your Free Guide to Practice Management Software for Family Law Attorney
    Life as a family law attorney is a pretty full docket. With high caseloads, too many calls to return, and yet another post on your favorite legal blog telling you everything you’re doing wrong in your practice. Trying to keep up with…
  • Sep 29

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?
    Will our data be any safer in 2026? That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive: No, it…
  • Sep 29

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?
    Will our data be any safer in 2026? That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive: No, it…
Rank this Week: 179

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

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

    3 Count: A Trial Denied

    3 Count: A Trial Denied
    Oracle denied third trial in case with Google over Java, Donald Trump Jr tweet removed due to copyright claim and BitTorrent introduces altruism mode. The post 3 Count: A Trial Denied appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 28

    5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Court

    5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Court
    Copyright is an ever-changing landscape, here are five cases to watch if you're interested in public domain, pre-1972 sound recordings and more! The post 5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Courts appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 28

    3 Count: Roc-A-Fella

    3 Count: Roc-A-Fella
    Judge rules designer not owed royalties for Roc-A-Fella logo, composer attempting to get more royalties from 50 Cent and Cloudflare in the crosshairs. The post 3 Count: Roc-A-Fella appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 207

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Wholesale Distribution is Not Higher Cost

    Wholesale Distribution is Not Higher Cost
    A new study concludes that the wholesale distribution channel is a lower cost approach to writing specialty lines insurance. A wholesale insurance broker brings expertise and market access to retail insurance agents and brokers for unique…
  • Sep 27

    Insurance Agents & Cyber Risk Insurance Expertise

    Insurance Agents & Cyber Risk Insurance Expertise
    Insurance agents' Cyber Risk Insurance expertise - adequate or lacking?
  • Sep 19

    Business Email Compromise Hits Investment Services Firm

    Business Email Compromise Hits Investment Services Firm
    A deceptive business email compromise attack on a third party investment services company has caused an investment firm to suspend its operations. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage)…
Rank this Week: 816

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

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

    Your Free Guide to Practice Management Software for Family Law Attorney

    Your Free Guide to Practice Management Software for Family Law Attorney
    Life as a family law attorney is a pretty full docket. With high caseloads, too many calls to return, and yet another post on your favorite legal blog telling you everything you’re doing wrong in your practice. Trying to keep up with…
  • Sep 29

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?
    Will our data be any safer in 2026? That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive: No, it…
  • Sep 29

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?

    Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?
    Will our data be any safer in 2026? That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive: No, it…
Rank this Week: 101

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Sep 29

    Odd specified issue at CAAF

    Odd specified issue at CAAF
    In United States v. Lopez, Army Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed, but there is no opinion on the Army court website and I don’t see it in Lexis. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has specified an issue for review in this case…
  • Sep 27

    Federal Register items of interest for SAPR issue

    Federal Register items of interest for SAPR issue
    32 CFR Part 105 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures; Final Rule, of 27 September 2016, 81 FR 66424. This rule contains amendments to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2013, which…
  • Sep 26

    United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well

    United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well
    No. 16-0704/AR. U.S. v. Dwight Harris, Jr. CCA 20131045. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on the…
Rank this Week: 103

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Sep 29

    Football Analytic

    Football Analytic
    When you receive your monthly analytics report, it can often be daunting. What exactly do the numbers and categories mean? Need the rundown? Here is play-by-play coverage based on a very American sport: football. So grab some chips as we…
  • Sep 28

    Why Not All Leads Are Equal

    Why Not All Leads Are Equal
    The person who contacts your estate planning law practice from your website is different than the person who calls your office because their CPA gave her your name. Shouldn’t all clients be treated the same way, with great courtesy, respect…
  • Sep 28

    Why Not All Leads Are Equal

    Why Not All Leads Are Equal
    The person who contacts your estate planning law practice from your website is different than the person who calls your office because their CPA gave her your name. Shouldn’t all clients be treated the same way, with great courtesy, respect…
Rank this Week: 99

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application
    From The Guardian: The family court service in England and Wales is facing a “clear and imminent crisis” because of a sustained increase in the number of child care cases, its most senior judge has said. In an emergency statement...
  • Sep 28

    ‘Contraception deserts’ are what you get when you cut off this little-known federal program

    ‘Contraception deserts’ are what you get when you cut off this little-known federal program
    From The Washington Post: The Zika virus has arrived in the United States, threatening reproductive-age American women with the prospect of compromised pregnancies — and returning the country to its decades-long debate over reproductive…
  • Sep 27

    Family court judge says gay relationships are 'just entertainment'

    Family court judge says gay relationships are 'just entertainment'
    From The ABA Journal: A family court judge in Lexington, Kentucky, told a religious group earlier this month he loves gays, but their relationships are “sterile” and “just entertainment.” Judge Tim Philpot criticized the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Sep 29

    Will OSHA’s new whistleblower rules invalidate your settlement agreement?

    Will OSHA’s new whistleblower rules invalidate your settlement agreement?
    When an employer presents an agreement to an employee ancillary to the separation of that employee’s employment, or settles a claim asserted by an employee, part of the bargain for which the employer is paying is finality. Yet, over the…
  • Sep 28

    The most expensive bottle of orange juice ever

    The most expensive bottle of orange juice ever
    Today, I bring you a first for the blog. A magic trick. Read along as the EEOC transforms a $1.69 bottle of OJ into $277,565. I’ll let the EEOC explain it’s own magic: A federal jury has found in favor of the EEOC in a…
  • Sep 27

    Can you require flu shots for your employees?

    Can you require flu shots for your employees?
    As the calendar winds its way into autumn, and as the temperature starts to trend downward, we move into flu season. Which is why should pay special attention to this story from Employment Law 360: A … hospital was sued by the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 425

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    “A Surgeon’s Belated Confession”

    “A Surgeon’s Belated Confession”
    NPR and Propublica both had articles about Dr. Lars Aanning who has admitted to lying underoath for a colleague.  This happens all the time.  Doctors don’t squeal on doctors.  It is similar to the thin blue line for…
  • Sep 28

    Florida Arbitration Decision

    Florida Arbitration Decision
    The Florida Supreme Court said a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident should not be sent to arbitration.  The case centered on a contract that was signed in 2009 by Juan Mendez Jr. when his father, Juan Sr., was…
  • Sep 27

    DOJ Settlement with NAHC, Inc.

    DOJ Settlement with NAHC, Inc.
    California Healthline reported the $30 million DOJ settlement involving North American Health Care Inc. and two of its executives.  They will pay back $30 million after they billed government health care programs for unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 275

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Age as a Factor in Determining Depreciation Used to Calulate Actual Cash Value

    Age as a Factor in Determining Depreciation Used to Calulate Actual Cash Value
    In Lains v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company,1 a federal district court in Washington considered two issues involving actual cash value: whether American Family improperly considered age in depreciating the insureds’…
  • Sep 28

    Mudslide Did Not Cause Building to Explode

    Mudslide Did Not Cause Building to Explode
    Back in May of 2014, I wrote a blog post entitled: Stranger Than Fiction: Property Insurance Policies Do Not Cover...Exploding Corpses!!?! Today, I write on a more recent case out of Colorado.1 What do they have in common, you ask? Both cases…
  • Sep 27

    When Are Older Claims Dead? A Recap of Texas Limitations Law in First-Party Claim

    When Are Older Claims Dead? A Recap of Texas Limitations Law in First-Party Claim
    There are times when public insurance adjusters or lawyers representing policyholders get claims where the policyholder did not discover damage until some time after the actual date of loss. For example, property owners sometimes don’t…
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Sep 29

    Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge – Attorney General’s Office

    Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge – Attorney General’s Office
    ‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP, James Eadie QC, Jason Coppel QC, Tom Cross and Christopher Knight have been named as the counsel who will ask the High Court to reject a claim that legal obstacles stand in the way of…
  • Sep 29

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Gaming Duty (Amendment) Regulations 2016 The Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 4) Order 2016 The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (Amendment) Regulations 2016…
  • Sep 29

    Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos – BBC New

    Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos – BBC New
    ‘The High Court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account.’ Full story BBC news, 28th September 2016 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Rank this Week: 3

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Baptist Joint Committee Appoints New Executive Director

    Baptist Joint Committee Appoints New Executive Director
    In a press release issued earlier this week, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty announced that it has chosen Amanda R. Tyler as its next executive director. She will replace Brent Walker who is retiring.…
  • Sep 29

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Father Discussing Religion During Child Visitation

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Father Discussing Religion During Child Visitation
    In Koch v. Koch, (FL App., Sept. 28, 2016), a Florida state appellate court upheld a trial court's order in a parenting plan that was part of a divorce proceeding prohibiting the father from discussing any religious matters during…
  • Sep 29

    Jewish Religious Court Lacks Standing To Appeal Bankruptcy Stay of Its Proceeding

    Jewish Religious Court Lacks Standing To Appeal Bankruptcy Stay of Its Proceeding
    As previously reported, last year a New York federal bankruptcy court held that the statutory automatic stay of proceedings against a debtor that is triggered by the filing of a petition in a bankruptcy reorganization applies to invalidate…
Rank this Week: 135

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Sep 29

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R v Vader, 2016 ABQB 505 [687]…
Rank this Week: 126

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Sep 29

    Divorce Financial Analysis: Investigating Business Interest

    Divorce Financial Analysis: Investigating Business Interest
    When a spouse owns a business, it can create some of the most complicated financial issues in a divorce. It is extremely important to dive into the financial records of the business in order to value it and to determine where the money is…
  • Sep 26

    Clues to Hidden Income and Assets in Divorce

    Clues to Hidden Income and Assets in Divorce
    I often get asked how someone will know if their spouse is hiding income or assets in a divorce. Sometimes it is obvious when a document is discovered or information is leaked by someone in the know. But what if you just have a…
  • Sep 23

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne
    Defendants in criminal cases such as tax fraud, money laundering, or embezzlement often need forensic accountants to help evaluate complex financial situations. Should you provide expert witness services to criminal defendants? Tracy…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Sep 29

    The only HR Guide to Election 2016 that you’ll ever need to read

    The only HR Guide to Election 2016 that you’ll ever need to read
    Maybe. (Hey, don’t blame me. I voted for Kodos.) Either way, it’s free and I’ve done all the hard work for you. Indeed, here’s what I did: I went to Google.com I ran a few searches for stuff like “HR” and…
  • Sep 28

    The EEOC cares about small businesses, you guys.

    The EEOC cares about small businesses, you guys.
    In their quest to survive and eventually thrive, many small businesses do not prioritize EEO compliance. I’m not saying that small businesses purposefully set out to break the law. It’s just that, with a limited…
  • Sep 27

    Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

    Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?
    What caught my eye this morning, I mean, other than my new Carson Wentz fathead — ok, fatheads — was this Law360 headline: “NJ Ruling May Widen Exposure To Excessive Jury Awards” Gulp… So, bigger jury…
Rank this Week: 167

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 182

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 29

    Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated

    Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated
    An attorney who had been disbarred as a result of a criminal conviction has been reinstated by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The attorney was admitted in 2004 and disbarred in 2008. CBS Money Watch...
  • Sep 29

    Censure For Cocaine Possession

    Censure For Cocaine Possession
    A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a cocaine possession offense It was alleged that on or about May 23, 2014, the respondent knowingly possessed a narcotic drug,…
  • Sep 28

    The Cocaine In The Denali

    The Cocaine In The Denali
    A two-year suspension was imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a result of a criminal conviction and misconduct in connection with the representation of a client in a personal injury matter. The attorney's crimes were described by…
Rank this Week: 808

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/
  • Sep 29

    Medical Missteps: Four Surgery Mistakes That You Deserve Compensation For

    Medical Missteps: Four Surgery Mistakes That You Deserve Compensation For
    The term “never event” came to the medical forefront 25 years ago. It refers to a certain class of frightening medical malpractice events that never should happen, and are almost entirely preventable. However, Johns Hopkins…
  • Sep 28

    How Do You Handle a Personal Injury Caused by a Spouse?

    How Do You Handle a Personal Injury Caused by a Spouse?
    For a very long time, it was legally impossible to sue a spouse for personal injury. However, most of those laws have been overturned as of the 20th century. There are a number of ways to handle a personal injury caused by a spouse, and here…
  • Sep 27

    The Difference Between a DUI and a DWI

    The Difference Between a DUI and a DWI
    Tens and hundreds of thousands of people get stopped each year for DUI and DWI violations. In 2015, the state of California alone had more than 214,000 DUI arrests, according to Statistic Brain. Many people use the two terms interchangeably,…
Rank this Week: 104

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Sep 29

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law Andrew Blair-Stanek, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty Workshop Series: Crises and Tax. No...
  • Sep 28

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Margaret Brinig, University of Notre Dame Law School, presents today her paper entitled Racial and Gender Justice in the Child Welfare and Child Support Systems. The...
  • Sep 26

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Columbia Law School J.J. Prescott, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, presents today for the Center for Law and Economic Studies Workshops. Tulane University Law School Professor Mary Ziegler, Stearns...
Rank this Week: 48

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Sep 29

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction
    By an individual application, the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague…
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
Rank this Week: 17

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Sep 29

    Failure to state a cause of action for fraudulent inducement and fraud.

    Failure to state a cause of action for fraudulent inducement and fraud.
    Practice point:  A complaint fails to state a cause of action for fraudulent inducement and fraud to the extent that it relies on representations that are non-actionable statements of either intent or belief.Case:  GSO Coastline…
  • Sep 28

    An action on an account stated.

    An action on an account stated.
    Practice point:  An account stated is an agreement between parties to an account based upon prior transactions between them with respect to the correctness of the account items and the balance owing. The agreement is implied where a…
  • Sep 27

    Claims sounding in punitive damages and attorneys' fees.

    Claims sounding in punitive damages and attorneys' fees.
    Practice point:  Whilea plaintiff may pray for relief in the form of punitive damages, the claim may not be pled as a separate cause of action. Similarly, while a plaintiff, if successful, may be entitled to attorneys' fees under the…
Rank this Week: 563

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 28

    White House Releases Toolkit on Affordable Housing

    White House Releases Toolkit on Affordable Housing
    Sounding like the 1991 Kemp Commission Report on removing barriers to affordable housing ( https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/NotInMyBackyard.pdf), on Monday the White House released a toolkit on housing development…
  • Sep 27

    WA Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Proposed Billboard Along Scenic Highway

    WA Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Proposed Billboard Along Scenic Highway
    Sun Outdoor sought a permit from the Department of Transportation of Okanogan County, Washington to erect a billboard along State Route 97 a designated scenic highway/”scenic system.” The proposed location was zoned as a…
  • Sep 25

    3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Equal Protection and Due Process Claim

    3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Equal Protection and Due Process Claim
    Parker Avenue, L.P. (“Parker”) owns land in the City of Philadelphia upon which it has sought to build 48 semi-detached residential units for about 10 years. Parker obtained the necessary approvals and clearances from the City and…
Rank this Week: 261

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 28

    BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)

    BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)
    CBM Patent Review Denied for Claims Lacking Financial Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The PTAB denied institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent review in a case between BMC Software Inc. (Petitioner) v. zIT Consulting GmbH…
  • Sep 27

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Medtronic Xomed, Inc. v. Neurovision Medical Products, Inc. PTAB Petition:…
  • Sep 26

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)
    "Computer Display System" Patent Found Invalid under § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- Tridim Innovations LLC sued Amazon.com, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,838,326 and 5,847,709 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…
Rank this Week: 293

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Tamanaha on How History Bears on Jursiprudence

    Tamanaha on How History Bears on Jursiprudence
    Brian Z. Tamanaha, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, has posted How History Bears on Jurisprudence, which is forthcoming in Law in Theory and Jurisprudence, ed. Maks Del Mar and Michael Lobban (Oxford: Hart Publishing,…
  • Sep 28

    Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire

    Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire
    We missed this important collection when it came out with Routledge in 2014: Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws,engagements and legacies, edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett (University of Technology, Sydney) and John McLaren (University of…
  • Sep 28

    UVA Legal History Workshop

    UVA Legal History Workshop
    Our friends at the University of Virginia Law School have sent us the schedule for 2016-17 for UVA’s legal history workshop:Fall 2016October 24     Tim Lovelace, Indiana UniversityNovember 14  Daniel Hulsebosch,…
Rank this Week: 737

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 28

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the decreased emphasis on affiliation with organized religion this election cycle. Although this may seem unusual…
  • Sep 27

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Indiana, holding that police violated their suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights by acquiring, without a warrant, the suspect’s…
  • Sep 26

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman discusses the continuing impact of Troxel v. Granville, a seminal case in family law that addressed third-party visitation rights, particularly those of grandparents. Grossman lays out…
Rank this Week: 314

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 303

Atlanta Workers' Compensation…

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantaworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Chemical Exposure for Atlanta Construction Workers During Remodeling

    Chemical Exposure for Atlanta Construction Workers During Remodeling
    Remodeling is one of the most common tasks of construction workers in Georgia. Construction professionals may be hired to remodel and update both commercial and residential buildings. Unfortunately, whenever a construction employee is doing…
  • Sep 28

    Preventing Atlanta Work Injuries in Collision

    Preventing Atlanta Work Injuries in Collision
    Car accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States. A good portion of these accidents happen at work. Workplace accidents caused by employees driving on-the-job cost employers in excess of $47 billion each year, according to…
  • Sep 28

    Atlanta Workers’ Comp and Undocumented Employee

    Atlanta Workers’ Comp and Undocumented Employee
    Undocumented workers are employed throughout the country in jobs in a wide variety of industries. Sometimes, these undocumented workers get hurt. When this happens, a question arises: is an undocumented worker entitled to workers’…
Rank this Week: 822