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California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 864

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 24

    Federal agencies adopt Dodd-Frank risk retention rule

    Federal agencies adopt Dodd-Frank risk retention rule
    Marc Patterson On October 22, 2014, six federal agencies adopted the final Credit Risk Retention Rule under Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The final rule will require sponsors of securitizations to retain an economic interest in the…
  • Oct 23

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. In yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB published the compliance bulletin and policy guidance (Bulletin 2014-01) regarding mortgage servicing transfers that it previously issued on August 19, 2014 (New…
  • Oct 23

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority
    Barbara S. Mishkin The defendants in the lawsuit brought by Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services, using his Dodd-Frank enforcement authority have filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Oct 24

    A Great Day For Contracts Law

    A Great Day For Contracts Law
    Today, October 24, 2014, is a banner day for contracts law because today is the date for two major conferences honoring two giants in the field. First UC Hastings is hosting a Symposium to Honor Professor Chuck Knapp's 50th Year...
  • Oct 24

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract
    Yesterday's New York Times included a "The Upshot" column by Jeremy B. Merrill. The print version was entitled Online, It's Easy To Lose Your Right to Sue [by the way, why can't the Times be consistent in its capitaliziation of...
  • Oct 21

    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 1 202 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
Rank this Week: 520

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

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

    Reverse Mergers & The Closing IPO Window

    Reverse Mergers & The Closing IPO Window
    Initial public offerings are funny things. In most cases an IPO is all about macro timing. Sure a company may have the brand recognition to get an initial pop on the stock (unless of course your Facebook), but unless the market remains strong…
  • Oct 23

    Capital Returns vs. Capital Appreciation

    Capital Returns vs. Capital Appreciation
    Seemingly conflicted investment philosophies abound. The goals of the individual and institutional investor alike will drive the way we see stocks and their relative value. There are two ways to look at a stock. Long term investors are…
  • Oct 20

    How to Get Stock Shares Publicly Trading

    How to Get Stock Shares Publicly Trading
    Public companies that also have a trading symbol (and its corresponding CUSIP #) can have shares trading in the “public float” as long as the appropriate SEC rules are followed. Unless the securities are exempt for some reason,…
Rank this Week: 888

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

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

    Chief Justice named national award recipient

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

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Oct 17

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”
    Norm Ornstein writes in The Atlantic about the post-Citizens United world of judicial elections.  Judicial elections, he says, “are no way to select impartial and high-quality jurists.  But judicial elections in the age of…
Rank this Week: 97

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

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

    CFPB Proposes No-Action Letter Policy for Innovative Product

    CFPB Proposes No-Action Letter Policy for Innovative Product
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a no-action letter policy under which the agency would issue letters stating that its staff “has no present intention to recommend initiation of an enforcement or supervisory…
  • Oct 21

    Chip-and-PIN is Coming…To the US Government

    Chip-and-PIN is Coming…To the US Government
    Last Friday, in the wake of numerous data breaches, President Obama signed a new Executive Order that will change how federal agencies use payment cards and allow access to certain government portals.  Those changes include the…
  • Oct 15

    CFPB Identifies Deceptive, Abusive Practices in the Marketing of Credit Card Promotional APR Offer

    CFPB Identifies Deceptive, Abusive Practices in the Marketing of Credit Card Promotional APR Offer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a bulletin (CFPB Bulletin 2014-02) warning credit card issuers to avoid potentially deceptive and abusive practices in connection with the marketing of credit card promotional APR…
Rank this Week: 810

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

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

    Paralyzed Man Can Walk Again Thanks to Cell Transplant

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

    3D Printing Is Latest Advance in Vertebra Replacement

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

    New App Guards Against Texting and Driving

    New App Guards Against Texting and Driving
    If you are the parent of a teenage driver, the idea of your “invulnerable” teen texting while driving may be among your greatest fears. Now “there’s an app for that.” Although texting and driving is not illegal…
Rank this Week: 249

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Oct 24

    Arbitration Clause: Consider enforcement implications before signing

    Arbitration Clause: Consider enforcement implications before signing
    The practice of including an arbitration provision in all types of contracts has become quite common. Including such a provision in a contract should, however, always be a considered choice, based on sound advice, to avoid any…
  • Oct 24

    NH: Most Common Electrical Installation Deficiencies (2014 NEC)

    NH: Most Common Electrical Installation Deficiencies (2014 NEC)
    The Joint Board of Licensure and Certification, State of New Hampshire compiled a list of the most common electrical installation deficiencies in the State of New Hampshire in 2014, formatted to the 2014 edition of the National Electrical…
  • Oct 23

    CA CSLB Welcomes New Board Member ~ Susan Granzella

    CA CSLB Welcomes New Board Member ~ Susan Granzella
    On October 13, 2004, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Susan Granzella of Sacramento as a new (public) member of the California Contractors State License Board. Prior to the appointment, according to the Governor, Granzella…
Rank this Week: 841

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Oct 24

    What is Entrapment?

    What is Entrapment?
    A person can claim entrapment if they were duped into committing a crime by law enforcement officials who were looking to convict them. However, entrapment is a tricky defense for a lawyer to use because they have to be able to convince the…
  • Oct 22

    What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?

    What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?
    A summons to appear is a legal document issued by a court requesting the presence of an individual who is being sued or cited. The summons to appear will inform the person of the time and date to arrive in court, and if the person fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona

    Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona
    Each state has different laws defining and prosecuting animal cruelty. According to A.R.S. 13-2910, a person commits animal cruelty in Arizona by: 1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly subjecting any animal under their custody or…
Rank this Week: 846

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
Rank this Week: 980

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 73

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Oct 24

    Ouch! Another Lesson in Statutory Interpretation: Oregon Court of Appeals Pulls Out its Hair: State v. Lewis (2014)

    Ouch! Another Lesson in Statutory Interpretation: Oregon Court of Appeals Pulls Out its Hair: State v. Lewis (2014)
    State v. Lewis (A152266, 2014) Multnomah County Circuit Court (111235241) “We conclude that the state failed to present sufficient evidence that the victim in this case suffered “physical injury,” as required by ORS…
  • Oct 24

    Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (from the Law Library of Congress)

    Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (from the Law Library of Congress)
    Just because landlord-tenant law is state-specific and local law for most of us mere mortals doesn’t mean there aren’t some excellent treatises and resources on the subject for those times we need to read about multi-state…
  • Oct 24

    Oregon Lawyers: What is an “of Counsel” Relationship?

    Oregon Lawyers: What is an “of Counsel” Relationship?
    From the PLF Law Practice Management blog: “I Say Of Counsel You Say …” (posted 10/13/2014) “Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional…
Rank this Week: 392

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 24

    The push for quantity

    The push for quantity
    Zak's post, Howard's post, Bridget Crawford's post, and Orrin's post and the comments to them pose some questions and some answers about the quantity of publications law professors and candidates for teaching positions have. Underlying these…
  • Oct 24

    "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."

    "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."
    I was not favorably impressed by Bruce Allen Murphy's recent biography of Antonin Scalia, Scalia: A Court of One. It was certainly a substantial labor, but in my view not a successful one as a matter of either substance or style. My review of…
  • Oct 24

    Con Law Offerings at AALS This Year

    Con Law Offerings at AALS This Year
    The panels in and around constitutional law at the upcoming AALS annual meeting are pretty impressive this year. Here's the AALS promo, with links to the panel descriptions and lineups. I was slightly involved in the Law and Religion program,…
Rank this Week: 107

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 618

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney…

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia truck accidents, trucking litigation, and trucking regulations. By Ken Shigley.

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

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight
    For years, whenever I have visited Savannah, I have loved to sit at the riverfront and watch with fascination the huge ships stream past, with freight containers stacked high like a child’s colorful building blocks, filled with goods…
  • Oct 8

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight

    Ships, Trains, Trucks and Big Boxes -- The Complexity of Intermodal Freight
    For years, whenever I have visited Savannah, I have loved to sit at the riverfront and watch with fascination the huge ships stream past, with freight containers stacked high like a child’s colorful building blocks, filled with goods…
  • Aug 7

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward
    Several times recently, I have written about the projected inflation adjustment to minimum liability insurance coverages for interstate commercial vehicles. The process continues. A few days ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety…
Rank this Week: 857

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

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

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent
    Many parents might not want to acknowledge it, but a lot of teenagers are having sex. A new study has identified the most effective contraception for adolescents who can't or won't delay sexual activity. Long-acting reversible contraception…
  • Oct 17

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children
    With the increasingly relaxed laws on the use of marijuana, more youngsters are sampling weed with the idea that it’s safe. It’s not. Dr. Garry Sigman, director of the Adolescent Medicine division at Loyola University Health…
  • Oct 10

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete
    Eating a healthful breakfast is good for you for many reasons, and a new study says that for kids, this regular practice can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once referred to as “juvenile” diabetes,…
Rank this Week: 713

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Oct 24

    KRISTINA ROST HONORED AT MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY 2014 “TOP WOMEN OF LAW 2014″ RECEPTION

    KRISTINA ROST HONORED AT MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY 2014 “TOP WOMEN OF LAW 2014″ RECEPTION
    Kristina Rost was named a Top Woman of Law for 2014 by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publication.  A reception honoring the outstanding Top Women of Law for 2014 was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston last night.…
  • Oct 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for November 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com andwww.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Sep 12

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for October 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 406

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Oct 24

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

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

    Native American Bar of Arizona honors its leader

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

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

    Lawyers sought for @NAPABA Arizona Asian Bar community-service event
    In the upcoming Arizona Attorney Magazine, I talk about a national legal event coming to our state—the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association convention. More to come soon. But in the meantime, convention organizers are…
Rank this Week: 269

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 26

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 24

    Bangladesh war crimes convict dies in prison

    Bangladesh war crimes convict dies in prison
    [JURIST] A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, who was imprisoned for war crimes last year, died on Thursday of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital. Ghulam Azam was 91 when his life support was removed [AP report]…
  • Oct 24

    Amnesty: Ferguson police committed human rights abuse

    Amnesty: Ferguson police committed human rights abuse
    [JURIST] Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses against peaceful protesters between August 14 and 22, Amnesty International USA (AI) [advocacy website] reported [text] Friday. The human rights concerns were witnessed…
  • Oct 24

    Advocacy group criticizes Netherlands for returning refugees to conflict area

    Advocacy group criticizes Netherlands for returning refugees to conflict area
    [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees [PDF] to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab) [NCTC…
Rank this Week: 23

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood finally reviews Monday’s relisted cases. Under the principle that weather and sports must always be saved until the end of the news to keep weary eyes watching those local ads, I should be burying this lede. But we here at…
  • Oct 24

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)
    The inspiration and aspiration for Uncertain Justice and the rewards of working with Joshua Matz, a co-author fifty years his junior. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional…
  • Oct 24

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Coverage of the Court’s release of a revised version of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Texas voter ID case (on which Lyle reported for this blog on Wednesday) continues.  At The Wall Street Journal’s…
Rank this Week: 15

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
  • Oct 24

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Danaher v. Hopkins Trial court's denial of petition to register a foreign custody judgment was affirmed. A court must enforce a foreign judgment only when the issuing state had jurisdiciton under the UCCJEA. Because North Carolina did not…
  • Oct 24

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed
    Benton v. Sottingeanu An order requiring a parent to obtain a passpot for a child does not require specific findings of fact where no modification of parenting time is made. The court must consider the child's best interests. Federal law…
  • Oct 17

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Waddle v. Waddle Award of grandparent visitation reversed because court failed to apply the modified best interest standard to consider the objection of mother who is presumed fit. Court must presume a fit parent is making decisions in the…
Rank this Week: 558

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    How to Tell If Your Child is Handling Divorce

    How to Tell If Your Child is Handling Divorce
    With so much talk and emphasis about ensuring that children are taken care of in the event of a divorce, how can a parent know whether or not their child is adjusting? With all that is happening with the family, it may be difficult for a…
  • Oct 23

    Details of Prenup Revealed in Griffin Divorce

    Details of Prenup Revealed in Griffin Divorce
    In the high-stakes divorce of Kenneth Griffin and his wife, even the smallest details can move millions of dollars around. Recently, Griffin made the details of the couple's prenuptial agreement public, which shows that his wife has already…
  • Oct 22

    Engagement Ring Cost May Indicate Divorce

    Engagement Ring Cost May Indicate Divorce
    One of the first things that a person does when they decide they want to marry someone is to purchase an engagement ring. An engagement ring serves as a symbol for the public that the person will soon be married. However, recent research…
Rank this Week: 276

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 121

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
  • Oct 24

    Former Wells Fargo Compliance Officer Charged With Unauthorized Document Alteration

    Former Wells Fargo Compliance Officer Charged With Unauthorized Document Alteration
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC announced an enforcement action against a former Wells Fargo Advisors compliance officer for altering documents without authorization during an investigation…
  • Oct 22

    Former TD Executive Indicted in Connection with Florida Ponzi Scheme

    Former TD Executive Indicted in Connection with Florida Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Frank Spinosa, a former regional vice president of TD Bank, has been charged for his involvement in jailed attorney Scott Rothstein’s $1.4 billion…
  • Oct 8

    SEC Warns Investors of The Risks of Private Placement

    SEC Warns Investors of The Risks of Private Placement
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: In a recent Investor Bulletin as well as an Investor Alert, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued warnings to investors as to the risks…
Rank this Week: 370

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 224

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

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

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama
    In re: C.C. v. L.J., an appeal from the Alabama Supreme Court, deals with the very complex process a court can use to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent.  In this case, mother filed a petition with juvenile court to…
  • Oct 21

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage
    One of the most adversarial family law cases involves a situation where one parent is not making their court-ordered child support payments on time or at all.  In re Paternity of D.M.Y., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Indiana, dealt…
  • Oct 18

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court
    Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  McAdam v.…
Rank this Week: 612

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Oct 24

    El Paso Times – El Paso lawyers offer free aid Saturday to those in need

    El Paso Times – El Paso lawyers offer free aid Saturday to those in need
    Over the past five years, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in creating an annual national spotlight on pro bono legal services. The State Bar of Texas participates in the…
  • Oct 24

    El Paso Times – Fourth annual Access to Justice clinic to offer legal advice at EPCC Valle Verde campu

    El Paso Times – Fourth annual Access to Justice clinic to offer legal advice at EPCC Valle Verde campu
    The El Paso Bar Association and several local lawyers are sponsoring a free clinic Saturday for those needing legal advice. The fourth annual Access to Justice legal clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at El Paso Community College’s…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Bar Blog – Pro Bono Spotlight: Eduardo V. Rodriguez

    Texas Bar Blog – Pro Bono Spotlight: Eduardo V. Rodriguez
    For more than four years, Eduardo V. Rodriguez has served as a pro bono volunteer with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Hidalgo County Community Justice Program. According to Rodriguez, the drive to be a pro bono volunteer is a natural…
Rank this Week: 959

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol. 26, no. 2, 2013) is out. Contents include:ÉtudesVirginie Blanchette-Séguin, Élévation du niveau de la mer et frontières…
  • Oct 24

    Paparinskis: Good Faith and Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law

    Paparinskis: Good Faith and Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law
    Martins Paparinskis (Univ. College London - Law) has posted Good Faith and Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law (in Good Faith and International Economic Law, A. Mitchell, M. Sornarajah, & T. Voon eds.,…
  • Oct 24

    Delbrück et al.: Aus Kiel in die Welt: Kiel's Contribution to International Law

    Delbrück et al.: Aus Kiel in die Welt: Kiel's Contribution to International Law
    Jost Delbrück, Ursula Heinz, Kerstin Odendahl, Nele Matz-Lück, & Andreas von Arnauld have published Aus Kiel in die Welt: Kiel's Contribution to International Law Festschrift zum 100-jährigen Bestehen des…
Rank this Week: 13

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche
    The New York Court of Appeals affirmed the state's "separate entity rule," a century-old law that prevents the seizure of foreign accounts through service of a restraining notice on a U.S. bank branch. Motorola Credit Corp. v. Uzan,[1] a…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
Rank this Week: 56

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Deep Sea Terminal Negligent After Failing To Warn User Of Automated Gangway

    Deep Sea Terminal Negligent After Failing To Warn User Of Automated Gangway
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. (PRG), who operated a deep sea terminal, negligent for failing to warn the Plaintiff about an automated gangway. In…
  • Oct 22

    “Short Fuse” Formal Settlement Offer Triggers Double Cost

    “Short Fuse” Formal Settlement Offer Triggers Double Cost
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing whether a formal settlement offer open for only 3 days could trigger costs consequences. In today’s case (Henry v. Bennett) the Plaintiff…
  • Oct 17

    Court Criticizes Doctor As Being “An Advocate For ICBC”

    Court Criticizes Doctor As Being “An Advocate For ICBC”
    Adding to this site’s archives of judicial criticism of ‘advocate’ expert witnesses, reasons for judgement were released today  by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry rejecting the evidence of a defence expert on…
Rank this Week: 309

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 517

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
  • Oct 22

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
  • Oct 22

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?
    Yves Smith has had some great coverage of the AIG bailout trail over on Naked Capitalism. While the litigation, as Yves has characterized it, is a bit like a brawl between the ugly stepsisters, it's telling us all kinds of...
Rank this Week: 354

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 24

    Changing legal landscape focus for new UoT law dean

    Changing legal landscape focus for new UoT law dean
    Newly appointed University of Toronto law dean Edward Iacobucci says one of the considerations in his new role will be how best to educate students in the face of a changing legal profession.“I believe that there are many opportunities…
  • Oct 24

    News Roundup - October 24, 2014

    News Roundup - October 24, 2014
    CanadaConservatives considering new legislation making it an offence to condone terrorist acts online, The National PostCanadian couple accused of spying near China's border with North Korea kept in isolation and denied access to legal…
  • Oct 23

    Winnipeg lawyer comes from behind to win mayoral race

    Winnipeg lawyer comes from behind to win mayoral race
    Pitblado LLP partner Brian Bowman won yesterday’s Winnipeg mayoral race in a resounding decisionA privacy law partner with the Winnipeg law firm Pitblado, Bowman may have entered the race as an underdog, but ended up being the top…
Rank this Week: 166

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    SFL Friday -- Bring the Pain!

    SFL Friday -- Bring the Pain!
    Hi kids, here's what is sloshing around in my noggin this am:1.  Free candy handouts to poor people -- this Obama guy never quits!2.  How do you get the Governor to show for a deposition -- hold a fundraiser:Attorney Steven R.…
  • Oct 23

    Laurence Leavy: The Marlins Man!

    Laurence Leavy: The Marlins Man!
    I had forgotten we're in the middle of a World Series, but then the Herald reminded me with this photo:I love this guy!Apparently he's a Broward workers' comp attorney named Laurence Leavy.He's done more with this gesture to promote the…
  • Oct 22

    Cash Party!

    Cash Party!
    Pam: "Oh Rickey, can't we execute on another night? The girls are having a party. A cash party!"Rick Scott's impression of a mammal is near spot on.
Rank this Week: 125

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
  • Oct 15

    California motor vehicle accident injures teenager

    California motor vehicle accident injures teenager
    Car accidents that occur at high speeds on major highways can be seriousness enough, but the severity of the accident can be increased greatly if the accident is a head-on collision. These accidents can leave those involved…
  • Oct 9

    California motor vehicle accident blamed on 16-year-old boy

    California motor vehicle accident blamed on 16-year-old boy
    Teenagers are often not as experienced at driving as older drivers on California roadways. When combined with the rowdiness of several teenagers in a car, this can create perilous situations that endanger both the…
Rank this Week: 903

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Woman Jailed for Using Forged Check to Pay Off Mortgage

    Woman Jailed for Using Forged Check to Pay Off Mortgage
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Melanie Ferreira, 62, Lagrangeville, New York, was sentenced to 51 months in prison following her conviction for engaging in a series of frauds, which included cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of nearly half a…
  • Oct 24

    Jury Convicts Purported Real Estate Developers of Fraud

    Jury Convicts Purported Real Estate Developers of Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Lawrence Foster, 49, Miami Beach, Florida, the President of Paradise is Mine, was found guilty by a federal jury of conspiring to commit wire fraud and seven counts of wire fraud, and Johana Leon, 38, Miami Beach, a…
  • Oct 23

    Man Indicted for Loan Modification Scam Targeting Struggling Homeowner

    Man Indicted for Loan Modification Scam Targeting Struggling Homeowner
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Robert Walker, 43, North Royalton, Ohio, was indicted for operating a loan-modification scheme in which he allegedly defrauded more than 90 homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments by convincing them to pay…
Rank this Week: 4

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananProfessor Dorf's post yesterday, "Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law," described an important new project (and an associated conference that is taking place today) that attempts to make…
  • Oct 23

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law
    by Michael DorfToday and tomorrow I will be participating in a conference at the University of Chicago Law School called "Testing the Constitution." The core idea, as expressed in the draft paper of the organizers of the conference--Lee…
  • Oct 22

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)
    by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being…
Rank this Week: 496

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    The Blue-Spotted Australian MistFrancis Gurry Lecture 2014. "IP in transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture” is the title of this year's Francis Gurry Lecture, which is to be delivered, hot and spicy, by IPKat blogmeister Jeremy.…
  • Oct 24

    (NON-)BREAKING NEWS (and a mystery): video framing not copyright infringement

    (NON-)BREAKING NEWS (and a mystery): video framing not copyright infringement
    What's the mystery behind BestWater?There are two forthcoming decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that this Kat has been keenly awaiting following the ambiguities cast by the decision earlier this year…
  • Oct 24

    News from the EPO - Strike Ballot comes out in favour of a strike

    News from the EPO - Strike Ballot comes out in favour of a strike
    Merpel has been sunning herself again in the corridors of the EPO.  Readers may recall that just a few months ago the President of the European Patent Office refused a call for a ballot for a strike.  Well, there has been another…
Rank this Week: 93

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Oct 24

    Attention KMart Shoppers!

    Attention KMart Shoppers!
    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.
  • Oct 24

    Corel WordPerfect Office X7 - Reveal Those Code

    Corel WordPerfect Office X7 - Reveal Those Code
    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.
  • Oct 24

    LG Tone Infinim - Geek Heaven

    LG Tone Infinim - Geek Heaven
    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: 653

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Without Failure To Warn, Other Claims Collapse

    Without Failure To Warn, Other Claims Collapse
    The key to appreciating the latest order granting summary judgment for the defense in the Ortho-Evra birth control patch MDL is to start with the order’s last paragraph:The Court has found that the Defendants provided adequate warnings…
  • Oct 23

    On “Right To Try” Legislation

    On “Right To Try” Legislation
    Since the beginning of 2014, five states that we know of have enacted what is called “Right to Try” statutes.  See Ariz. R.S.A. §36-1311 to -1314; Colo. R.S.A. §§25-45-101 to -108; La. R.S. §1300.381-386;…
  • Oct 23

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case
    Here’s another guest post, by Richard Dean and Peter Reed of Tucker Ellis.  They describe a successful combination (what we might call a “one-two punch” if that phrase were not already taken) of lack of personal…
Rank this Week: 51

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hill & Ponton welcomes Vietnam Combat Veteran

    Hill & Ponton welcomes Vietnam Combat Veteran
    Jim Furman joins Hill & Ponton as an attorney of counsel, heading the Texas office of the Hill & Ponton.  Prior to his legal career, Jim enlisted in the Army and worked his way up to a warrant officer, serving his country as a…
  • Oct 23

    How does the VA service connected claims system work?

    How does the VA service connected claims system work?
    Filing a claim and taking the necessary steps to appeal a decision can be a daunting task. It all begins with a claim by the veteran to the VA stating that a condition they suffer from is the result of or occurred during their time of service…
  • Oct 22

    What is service connected disability?

    What is service connected disability?
    The VA defines a veteran as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and includes full-time service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Active service also includes merchant marines during WWII,…
Rank this Week: 910

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/
  • Oct 24

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie
    Here are several items that haven't made it into individual blog posts this week but which deserve Grits readers attention:Another plea for Max SoffarAt the Texas Tribune, Barry Scheck joined the chorus of voices calling for the governor to…
  • Oct 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
Rank this Week: 154

Buffalo Injury Answers

Buffalo Injury Answers

Covers personal injury law topics, including car accident, defective product and insurance issues. By Michael H. Ranzenhofer.

http://www.buffalo-injury-answers.com
Rank this Week: 463

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    The Facts on Immigration Today

    The Facts on Immigration Today
    Here is a handy dandy fact sheet on immigration from the Center for American Progess. The facts are broken down into the following sections: • Today’s immigrant population • Demographics and political power of new Americans •…
  • Oct 24

    Who is the man behind the deadly Ottawa attack?

    Who is the man behind the deadly Ottawa attack?
    One can only wonder what might cause someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier, and then open fire in Canada's Parliament. The attacker, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot and killed before he could seriously hurt...
  • Oct 24

    Ebola Hits NYC

    Ebola Hits NYC
    While the U.S. government takes steps to protect the nation and President Obama tries to calm fears, the spread of Ebola again is in the news. CNN reports that a doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for...
Rank this Week: 46