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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    New Clues on Google’s Plans for Insurance

    New Clues on Google’s Plans for Insurance
    The Google Compare auto insurance shopping site has been up and running in the United Kingdom for two years.The insurance industry takes it for granted that Google will soon introduce its Google Compare auto insurance shopping site, which has…
  • Jan 28

    Looking Back: Nellie Kershaw-The First Reported Asbestos Victim

    Looking Back: Nellie Kershaw-The First Reported Asbestos Victim
    Nellie Kershaw (c. 1891 – 14 March 1924) Today's post is shared from wikipedia.org/Nellie Kershaw  was an English textile worker from Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Her death due to pulmonary asbestosis was the first…
  • Jan 28

    Don't Miss The Latest Workers Compensation Info: Follow Us On Twitter

    Don't Miss The Latest Workers Compensation Info: Follow Us On Twitter
    twitter.com/jongelmanFor the latest and most current updates click here to subscribe to our Twitter Feed @jongelmanDeath held "Good Cause" NJ App Div Reverses Trial Court of Compensation & Reinstates claim - Unreport Dec…
Rank this Week: 526

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 29

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service
    The State of New Jersey has not yet proposed new regulations covering the details of its NJ FamilyCare MLTSS Medicaid program. However, the details can be found by reading the Contract which must be signed by a participating Contractor to…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
Rank this Week: 291

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 884

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    They Don't Know How They'll Feel

    They Don't Know How They'll Feel
    September 25, 1996.That was the day Robert Charles Ladd raped, strangled, and beat to death Vicki Ann Garner, then set her on fire.  Today is the day the good people of Texas plan to strap him to a table, stick him with needles, and kill…
  • Jan 28

    News from the World of Public Defender

    News from the World of Public Defender
    Three stories.San Francisco.  The City by the Bay.  The embodiment of the left coast.  Liberal mecca.That's where Jami Tillotson plies her trade as a deputy public defender. And where, in the Hall of Justice around 2 o'clock…
  • Jan 28

    Retards Killing the Intellectually Disabled

    Retards Killing the Intellectually Disabled
    A bit of history.The year was 1989.  Johnny Paul Penry was, as even polite folks said in those days, mentally retarded.  He was also on death row in Texas.  That combination of things, his lawyers said, should be impossible.…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jan 29

    The Art of Valuation

    The Art of Valuation
    Anyone who has ever litigated a valuation issue knows that valuation is more art than science. Experts often arrive at widely divergent valuations. Yet, these valuations are of the same company, for the same time period, based on the same...
  • Jan 28

    Second-Liens and the Leverage Option

    Second-Liens and the Leverage Option
    Susan Wachter and I have a new (short!) paper up on SSRN. It's called Second-Liens and the Leverage Option, and is about the curious absence of negative pledge clauses in US home mortgages, which enabled enormous amounts of second-lien…
  • Jan 28

    Deflate Gate and Bankruptcy Reform

    Deflate Gate and Bankruptcy Reform
    People (and institutions) like rules that give them a competitive edge. You need only to look at the recent headlines and the media coverage of “Deflate Gate” to understand this basic concept. Reportedly, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Jan 29

    Help EmployeeScreenIQ with its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey

    Help EmployeeScreenIQ with its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey
    Every now again I get to do something nice for people I like. Today is one of those days. EmployeeScreenIQ is conducting its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey. According to the company: In its 2015 survey, EmployeeScreenIQ…
  • Jan 28

    Jury verdict teaches that “open door” policies must still comply with EEO law

    Jury verdict teaches that “open door” policies must still comply with EEO law
    There exists an inherent tension  between open-door and other self-reporting policies and the EEO laws. Consider, for example, a recent $100,000+ jury verdict against a trucking company for disability discrimination. The company…
  • Jan 27

    The FMLA has eligibility limits (unless you tell your employees otherwise)

    The FMLA has eligibility limits (unless you tell your employees otherwise)
    The FMLA does not provide leave benefits to all employees of all employers. First and foremost, it only covers employers with 50 or more employees. And, only a subset of employees of a covered employer is eligible for FMLA leave. An employee…
Rank this Week: 259

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jan 29

    Jan. 28 at Faruqi sex harassment trial: The defense rests.

    Jan. 28 at Faruqi sex harassment trial: The defense rests.
    The defense completed its case yesterday at the trial of Alexandra Marchuk’s sexual harassment claims against the New York City law firm of Faruqi & Faruqi and partner Juan Monteverde. Prior coverage of the trial is available here,…
  • Jan 28

    Jan. 27 at Faruqi trial: No “spoliation” of blood-stained carpet, judge say

    Jan. 27 at Faruqi trial: No “spoliation” of blood-stained carpet, judge say
    January 27 at the Marchuk v. Faruqi sexual harassment trial: Judge Alvin Hellerstein has denied Alexandra Marchuk’s request for an adverse inference instruction based on Faruqi’s destruction of the alleged blood-stained carpet in…
  • Jan 27

    Jan. 26 at the Faruqi sex harassment trial: NSFW!

    Jan. 26 at the Faruqi sex harassment trial: NSFW!
    NOTE: Thanks to an attorney reader, who suggested last week that I put my Faruqi trial updates in separate posts to make it easier for people to find them on Google and other search engines. I thought that was a good idea, so I’ll do…
Rank this Week: 538

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    False Claims Act

    False Claims Act
    The Hill had a fantastic article on the nearly $6 billion recovered in 2014 under the False Claims Act. The FCA allows the government to seek redress from individuals or entities that have in some way caused false statements to be used…
  • Jan 28

    Resident to Resident Rape

    Resident to Resident Rape
    Cincinnati.com reported that police have arrested a 57-year-old David Henson in the alleged rape of a fellow patient at Heartland of Mt. Airy nursing facility.  Police allege David Henson anally and vaginally penetrated a…
  • Jan 27

    “Accidentally” Punching A Resident

    “Accidentally” Punching A Resident
    ABC reported that a nursing home employee was arrested for punching a 93-year-old woman. Anita Watford is charged with abuse or neglect of a protected person.  Watford, a nursing assistant, is accused of punching an elderly…
Rank this Week: 39

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School

    Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School
    In Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, (NS SC, Jan. 28, 2015), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, in a 138-page opinion, held that the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society exceeded its authority when it refused to…
  • Jan 29

    GITMO Inmate Invoking RFRA Wants Only Male Guards During Transfer

    GITMO Inmate Invoking RFRA Wants Only Male Guards During Transfer
    Miami Herald reports that at a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay yesterday, the defense lawyer for former al Quaida commander Abd al Hadi al Iraqi asked for an expansion of the existing order barring female guards being used to…
  • Jan 29

    Trial of Egyptian Poet Over Facebook Posting Begin

    Trial of Egyptian Poet Over Facebook Posting Begin
    Reuters reports that an initial hearing in the trial of poet Fatima Naoot was held yesterday in Egypt. She is charged with contempt of Islam, spreading sectarian strife and disturbing public peace because of a Facebook post criticizing…
Rank this Week: 73

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jan 29

    Grant on Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment

    Grant on Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment
    Isabel Grant (University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law) has posted Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment Through a Lens of Responsibilization (Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 52(2), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Feminist…
  • Jan 28

    Farmer & Pecorino on the Economics of Litigation with Judgment Proof Defendant

    Farmer & Pecorino on the Economics of Litigation with Judgment Proof Defendant
    Amy Farmer (University of Arkansas - Department of Economics) & Paul Pecorino (University of Alabama - Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies) have posted Litigation with Judgment Proof Defendants on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jan 28

    Hansford on the Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela

    Hansford on the Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela
    Justin Hansford (Saint Louis University - School of Law) has posted The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Can a good lawyer also be a good person? In answering in the affirmative, it is helpful...
Rank this Week: 11

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 192

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Jan 29

    Land, Lots of It, and Legal Malpractice

    Land, Lots of It, and Legal Malpractice
    OK, so you own a home in the NY Metropolitan area, and have some land.  Houses around here have a half-acre, or an acre or even 2-3 acres.  That's a lot of land around here.  Now imagine you have so much land that you and…
  • Jan 28

    Judiciary Law 487 as an Afterthought

    Judiciary Law 487 as an Afterthought
    Lawyers arguing over legal fees make up a surprising number of law suits.  When one reads down the list of AD cases to be argued, the number of law firms as parties is striking.  in Tassan v Pugatch & Nikolis  2014 NY…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Malpractice in the Settled Case

    Legal Malpractice in the Settled Case
    Judge Lewis of Supreme Court, Kings County decides a legal malpractice case coming from an motor vehicle negligence case.  Defendant attorneys brought the case in Civil Court in which jurisdiction is limited to $25,000.   They…
Rank this Week: 56

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 130

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Hill: The Associate Dean for Research in the Age of the Internet

    Hill: The Associate Dean for Research in the Age of the Internet
    B. Jessie Hill (Case Western), The Associate Dean for Research in the Age of the Internet, 31 Touro L. Rev. ___ (2015): In this brief essay, written for a Touro Law Review symposium issue on the role of the associate dean for research and…
  • Jan 29

    Going Clear, Scientology, and the IRS

    Going Clear, Scientology, and the IRS
    Slate, What Sundance Favorite Going Clear Tells Us About Scientology: Going Clear [review here] ends by noting that the church has fewer than 50,000 members but still possesses more than $3 billion in assets. Most of this wealth can be…
  • Jan 29

    Female, Minority Professors Are Paid Less Than White Male Professors at UC-Berkeley

    Female, Minority Professors Are Paid Less Than White Male Professors at UC-Berkeley
    UC-Berkeley Press Release, Campus Poised to Act on Salary Gaps for Women, Minority Faculty: The gaps aren’t large, nor are the causes clear. But the campus is already planning to act on new findings that average salaries for women and…
Rank this Week: 28

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team

    Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team
    Interested in learning more about structuring your in-house legal team? DLA Piper has published a resource for general counsel and other in-house counsel involved in law department management: “This article is aimed at both new GCs…
  • Jan 28

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC
    Throughout 2014, I sat down with 10 fascinating individuals who also happen to be successful legal department leaders. From a former Dallas Cowboys football player to a former 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corp with several tours under his…
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
Rank this Week: 77

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Funeral Today

    Funeral Today
    Today is my mother’s funeral, and so I’m off to fight the traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway and the George Washington Bridge on my way to New Jersey.  Because it’s really poor form to be late to your own…
  • Jan 28

    Dirty, Dirty Brandenburg

    Dirty, Dirty Brandenburg
    Since my last post about cops in Albuquerque, which included an update about the indictment of two cops for the killing of James Boyd, people have been sending me stories about how the cops have targeted District Attorney Kari…
  • Jan 28

    Chait’s Big PC Risk

    Chait’s Big PC Risk
    In the team sport of politics, few things are more poorly tolerated than a traitor.  It’s one thing for, say, George Will to question politically correct speech, but when a former liberal champion like Jonathan Chait does so, all…
Rank this Week: 108

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 29

    Workshop am 30.01.2015 in Halle

    Workshop am 30.01.2015 in Halle
    Diesen Freitag halte ich einen Workshop in Halle an der Burg Giebichenstein. Es geht um eine Einführung in das Recht des geistigen Eigentums für Kreative. Falls Sie teilnehmen wollen, melden Sie sich einfach kurz vorab bei mir.
  • Jan 28

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?
    Die Hersteller von Elektrogeräten müssen auf den jeweiligen Geräten genannt werden, so will es das ElektroG. Denn nur so kann sichergestellt werden, dass die Entsorgungskosten der Geräte korrekt umgelegt werden. Ob eine…
  • Jan 26

    Intellectual Asset Management

    Intellectual Asset Management
    Die Firma Anaqua hat mir ihre Datenbanken vorgestellt. Die dahinter liegende Idee gefällt mir: Im Kern bietet die Firma eine IP-Management-Software, also Aktenführung, Fristenüberwachung etc. Der Mehrwert der Entwicklung ist,…
Rank this Week: 764

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Parents file wrongful death lawsuit against school after daughter’s suicide

    Parents file wrongful death lawsuit against school after daughter’s suicide
    The parents of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Public School District, claiming that the district failed to take action to address bullying. McKenzie Philpot, a sixth grader at…
  • Jan 27

    Smart Cars May Improve Safety, but Will Present Their Own Issue

    Smart Cars May Improve Safety, but Will Present Their Own Issue
    Automobile manufacturers are now developing autonomous vehicles that promise to save thousands of lives. Despite auto safety advances, each year, more than 30,000 people lose their lives in car accidents. Most of those crashes are…
  • Jan 23

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline
    Illinois teen driving deaths have declined, and officials say it is because of more stringent regulations for teen driver’s licenses. Seven years ago, Illinois put a more restrictive program of graduated driver’s licenses in place…
Rank this Week: 366

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

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

    Doing Deals: Be Careful How You Send Confidential Information

    Doing Deals: Be Careful How You Send Confidential Information
    I recently asked my good friend Jim Brashear of Zix Corporation this question: “are lawyers are still sending confidential deal documents via unencrypted email?” I asked Jim since he’s an expert in that area (Zix is an email…
  • Jan 28

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A” – to hear Okapi Partners’ Chuck Garske, Alliance Advisors’ Waheed Hassan, Managing Director and Innisfree’s Scott Winter…
  • Jan 26

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed
    On Friday, Corp Fin’s Office of Mergers & Acquisitions issued a no-action response as fleshed out by this Gibson Dunn blog by Jim Moloney & Andrew Fabens (we’re posting memos about this in our “Tender Offers”…
Rank this Week: 353

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 123

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Do Yourself a Favor

    Do Yourself a Favor
    Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth be told, you are feeling pretty darn needy…
  • Jan 28

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    If your ideal clients are on the Internet (and if they are alive, they are), you might be missing out on a world of marketing opportunity. You can kick back and hope the random hits Google coughs up for your practice do the trick. Or you can…
  • Jan 27

    Addressing Pricing Question

    Addressing Pricing Question
    Despite all the talk about alternative fees, many lawyers still bill on an hourly basis for some, if not most, of their work. Even those who use project pricing, flat fees or fixed fees still find the need to increase those rates from time to…
Rank this Week: 600

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 29

    WTO DSB Adopts Appellate Body Report on Argentina-Import Measure

    WTO DSB Adopts Appellate Body Report on Argentina-Import Measure
    On January 26, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Appellate Body report in the case “Argentina –Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods” (DS438, DS444, DS445). The co-complainants in…
  • Jan 28

    2015 Jessup Results: Chile

    2015 Jessup Results: Chile
    Results are starting to come in for the 2015 National and Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world's largest moot court competiition. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile has won the…
  • Jan 28

    Career Advice for Intenational Lawyers and Law Student

    Career Advice for Intenational Lawyers and Law Student
    Here's a link to an article of mine from the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law that may include some useful career advice. It's on the Social Science Research Network (an often-overlooked and highly useful source for legal…
Rank this Week: 996

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment
    Much has been written of late about the enforceability of exclusive forum bylaws.  What happens when the forum isn’t a court, but an arbitration?  Does it make any difference if the arbitration bylaw is adopted after a dispute…
  • Jan 28

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret
    Since 2004, the California Attorney General has been required to maintain a whistleblower hotline to receive calls from persons who have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, or…
  • Jan 27

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund
    In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the enactment of the deeply…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Jan 29

    Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom

    Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom
    Tuesday, Pillsbury attorneys Matt Morrison and Bryan Stockton published their client alert Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom. The Alert discusses two recent appellate-level decisions…
  • Jan 28

    A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance

    A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance
    Monday, we published our client alert A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance. The Alert discusses H.R. 26, a bill signed into law on January 12, 2015 by President Obama enacting the Terrorism Risk Insurance…
  • Jan 27

    6th Cir. Upholds Clean Water Act "Permit Shield" Defense

    6th Cir. Upholds Clean Water Act "Permit Shield" Defense
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that ICG Hazard, LLC's Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit defense, located in the CWA at 33 U.S.C. 1342(k), shielded the mining company from a CWA enforcement lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club.…
Rank this Week: 811

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

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

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure
    Last year, I blogged about the 2014 Oklahoma  Medical Treatment Laws Information Act.   This law was enacted to educate clinicians about their duties, and patients about their rights, under the 2013 Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in…
  • Jan 28

    Texas Advance Directives Act - 2015 Legislative Session

    Texas Advance Directives Act - 2015 Legislative Session
    The 2015 legislative session (the 84th) in Texas has just begun and some are getting ready to again tackle the Advance Directives Act. TADA was last amended in 2003.  Multiple bills were advanced in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.…
  • Jan 27

    Medical Benefit Is ALWAYS Patient Determined

    Medical Benefit Is ALWAYS Patient Determined
    The value or benefit of any medical intervention can be assessed on two dimensions.  First, the intervention can be assessed physiologically (e.g. does it restore function to an organ).  Second, the intervention can be assessed…
Rank this Week: 670

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law
    Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) has posted to SSRN New Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law?. The abstract provides: In this critical piece I take stock of current understandings of five basic distinctions in the theoretical study of tort law: First,…
  • Jan 28

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a libel lawsuit based on an e-mail in which a home inspector was called a "total idiot." Olson/Overlawyered
  • Jan 27

    Hubbard on the Application of Tort and Regulation to Robot

    Hubbard on the Application of Tort and Regulation to Robot
    Patrick Hubbard (South Carolina) has just published Sophisticated Robots: Balancing Liability, Regulation, and Innovation in the Florida Law Review. The abstract provides: Our lives are being transformed by large, mobile, “sophisticated…
Rank this Week: 479

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

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

    E-Cigarettes May be Just as Harmful as Regular Cigarette

    E-Cigarettes May be Just as Harmful as Regular Cigarette
    The New England Journal of Medicine published a study on Wednesday, January 21 stating that e-cigarettes produce vapor with exceedingly high concentrations of formaldehyde, a carcinogen.  Proponents of e-cigarettes quickly dismissed…
  • Jan 28

    Farming Accidents - ISU and Hydrogen Sulfide Research

    Farming Accidents - ISU and Hydrogen Sulfide Research
    I have written several blogs having to do with hydrogen sulfide and the effects it can have on farmers mostly. In in my office we come into contact with it through workers’ compensation and property claims in the agricultural industry,…
  • Jan 27

    Workers' Compensation Benefits Allowed for Wife of Man Who Died at Home in Maine

    Workers' Compensation Benefits Allowed for Wife of Man Who Died at Home in Maine
    In Maine, similar to Iowa, one must prove that a heart attack occurred in the course of employment AND arose out of the employment in order to qualify for workers' compensation benefits.  Gregory Sullwold worked as a portfolio manager…
Rank this Week: 279

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
  • Jan 20

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health
    Transvaginal mesh is one of the great health debacles of our time, causing more damage across more families than any other medical device in recent memory. I know it from my own files: the mesh implants ruin women’s health, often…
  • Jan 8

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?
    Next week is the second anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide amid an unjustifiable prosecution led by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a prosecution that at best was based on a complete misunderstanding of how computers…
Rank this Week: 760

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 592

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

    An Estate Going to the Dog
    Two charities are proceeding to an Irish High Court for the adjudication of a dispute over the charitable bequest made pursuant to a Last Will and Testament. The Will in question, executed by Elizabeth Burke of Limerick, Ireland, provided…
  • Jan 28

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
  • Jan 27

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan
    At the beginning of the month, Saskatchewan introduced new rules with respect to Powers of Attorney to help protect aging individuals, specifically those with diminished mental capacity. The amendments introduced within the Powers of Attorney…
Rank this Week: 662

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jan 28

    Buy Me Some Peanuts and OFAC-jack

    Buy Me Some Peanuts and OFAC-jack
    ABOVE: Yoan Moncado It’s cold outside. It’s been snowing. So it’s time, of course, to dream of spring training and the boys of summer. Let’s talk baseball. And OFAC. Batter up! Baseball blogs, reporters and social…
  • Jan 27

    Epsilon, Epsilon

    Epsilon, Epsilon
    As we reported in a recent post, The Auto Sound and the OFAC Fury Part II, auto audio manufacturer Epsilon Electronics responded to the $4 million fine imposed by OFAC by filing a lawsuit with what we think has little chance for success. One…
  • Jan 22

    The Auto Sound and the OFAC Fury Part II

    The Auto Sound and the OFAC Fury Part II
    This blog previously reported the $4,073,000 fine imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) on Epsilon Electronics for selling automobile stereo equipment to a company in the UAE that resold the items to Iran. OFAC…
Rank this Week: 632

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 28

    Bills to Label Produce for GMOs and Dairy for rBGH Back in Florida

    Bills to Label Produce for GMOs and Dairy for rBGH Back in Florida
    Two Florida Democrats are again trying to pass bills to label some foods containing genetically modified organisms. Similar efforts died last year in the House and Senate agriculture committees House Bill 351 and its…
  • Jan 28

    First Floor Vote Against Powdered Alcohol Comes Up Today in Colorado

    First Floor Vote Against Powdered Alcohol Comes Up Today in Colorado
    The Colorado House of Representatives will vote today on a bill banning the manufacturing and sale of powdered alcohol in the state. The legislation also provides an exit ramp for getting out of the very prohibition it would enact. Before…
  • Jan 28

    New Book Explores Food Safety and the True Cost of Cheap Meat

    New Book Explores Food Safety and the True Cost of Cheap Meat
    Reading “The Chain: Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food,” a new book from journalist Ted Genoways, one begins to wonder who is treated better: the millions of hogs consumed in America each year, or the people who work on the…
Rank this Week: 129

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 177

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Jan 28

    Fatua declara validez de Twitter para jurar lealtad al rey Salman

    Fatua declara validez de Twitter para jurar lealtad al rey Salman
    Tras la muerte del rey Abdalá y la consecuente asunción del poder por su hermano, el rey Salman en el Reino de Arabia Saudita, se emitió una fatua o fetua por el Consejo de Académicos, máxima autoridad en…
  • Jan 28

    Implementan nuevo sistema de grabación de juicios en Bolivia

    Implementan nuevo sistema de grabación de juicios en Bolivia
    Esta semana la presidente del Consejo de la Magistratura de Bolivia, Cristina Mamani, presentó el sistema de grabación audiovisual que será implementado en las audiencias judiciales, con el objetivo de terminar con la…
  • Jan 28

    Restaurante logra acuerdo extrajudicial en demanda por regalías musicale

    Restaurante logra acuerdo extrajudicial en demanda por regalías musicale
    Papi's Fajita Factory, un restaurante de comida texmex ubicado en Denham Springs, una ciudad del condado de Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Estados Unidos, de poco más de 10,000 habitantes, fue demandado por Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) al…
Rank this Week: 560

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jan 28

    Caesars Wins Round One: Chicago, not Delaware

    Caesars Wins Round One: Chicago, not Delaware
    Judge Kevin Gross ruled on Wednesday that the bankruptcy case of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company will be tried in Chicago, not Wilmington, Delaware. Caesars’ second-tier creditors wanted the case tried in Delaware; Caesars…
  • Jan 27

    One Good Crime Deserved Another

    One Good Crime Deserved Another
    Let’s say you’re involved in a 20-year scheme that has successfully evaded millions of dollars in payroll and income taxes for your largest client. However, you’ve only had minor profits from the scheme. So why not embezzle…
  • Jan 26

    The Form 3115 Conundrum

    The Form 3115 Conundrum
    Form 3115 is the form used to request an accounting method change. For example, if your business is changing from cash to accrual, this form is filed. Many such changes are automatic; you just notify the IRS, file the paperwork, and life…
Rank this Week: 380

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 28

    Late Nineteenth Century University Building Trivia

    Late Nineteenth Century University Building Trivia
    Digging deep in my stock of nineteenth century university buildings here.... Faculty are asking that this building, which was built at the end of the nineteenth century and then renamed for a famous turn-of-the-century politician just after…
  • Jan 28

    LSAC Data and Predicting of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 6

    LSAC Data and Predicting of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 6
    The LSAC is reporting that "As of 1/23/15, there are 168,887 fall 2015 applications submitted by 24,097 applicants. Applicants are down 7.3% and applications are down 9.8% from 2014. Last year at this time, we had 48% of the…
  • Jan 28

    Paul McGreal Named Dean Of Creighton Law

    Paul McGreal Named Dean Of Creighton Law
    University of Dayton Law Dean Paul McGreal has been named the new dean of Creighton's law school. He will take over in July. McGeal became dean of Dayton in 2011. He holds a JD from SMU and an LLM from...
Rank this Week: 88

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 28

    USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Example

    USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Example
    By Michael Borella -- On January 27, the USPTO provided its promised set of examples of patent-eligible and patent-ineligible claims relating to the abstract idea exception to 35 U.S.C. § 101, in light of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. These…
  • Jan 27

    Myriad Throws in the Towel

    Myriad Throws in the Towel
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in AMP v. Myriad Genetics in 2013, Myriad (paradoxically to those either not paying attention or who over interpreted the scope of the Court's holding in its opinion)…
  • Jan 26

    House Fly Genome Sequenced

    House Fly Genome Sequenced
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The phylogenetic Order Diptera comprises the "true" flies (defined as having a single pair of wings arising from the thorax) and is first found in the fossil record in the Middle Triassic (~245 million years ago). It is…
Rank this Week: 179

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Psychologist, Lisa Damour, on Talking About Pornography with Teenager

    Psychologist, Lisa Damour, on Talking About Pornography with Teenager
    Teens who aren’t taught about the ramifications of viewing certain kinds of pornography can get themselves in serious trouble that even an experienced Florida sex crime defense attorney can’t easily untangle. As a parent, you can…
  • Jan 19

    Prince Andrew Faces Sex Offender Allegations: Tied to Disgraced Financier, Jeffrey Epstein

    Prince Andrew Faces Sex Offender Allegations: Tied to Disgraced Financier, Jeffrey Epstein
    Allegations of sexual abuse involving minors can torch careers, destroy reputations and lead to jail time and other horrendous punishments… even if you’re a privileged Prince. To wit, consider that the Duke of York, Prince…
  • Jan 14

    Victims Sue Lottery-Winning Florida Sex Offender, After He Wins $3 Million

    Victims Sue Lottery-Winning Florida Sex Offender, After He Wins $3 Million
    Timothy Poole, a convicted Florida sex offender, made international headlines in December after he won a $3 million prize in the Florida scratch-off lottery. Now the two victims of Poole’s abuse – who were 9-years-old and…
Rank this Week: 766

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jan 28

    Disparate Impact: Liz Goes Loony

    Disparate Impact: Liz Goes Loony
    In full-spittle mode, Lizzie Warren let the hysterics and flop-sweat fly last week in an Op-Ed piece for the Wapo, in which she warned that if the SCOTUS strikes down "disparate impact" in the context of fair lending laws, the...
  • Jan 25

    CFPB's Mini-Me

    CFPB's Mini-Me
    Melanie Brody and Anjali Garg of K&L Gates warned us last week about a new trend in perils for those who wish to provide financial services to consumers. At the end of 2014, the New York Department of Financial Services...
  • Jan 19

    Pat's Prognastication

    Pat's Prognastication
    Former community banker and occasional contributor to this blog, Pat Dalrymple, has a column in a local Colorado newspaper that contains his banking business predictions for 2015. Pat invites readers to call him out at year end if any of...
Rank this Week: 261

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 68

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 28

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Ohio AG Mike DeWine this week sued the federal government for levying an assessment against the state under the ACA's Transitional Reinsurance Program. DeWine argues that the federal assessment on…
  • Jan 27

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a Letter to the Governore of Alabama, Robert Bentley today, the Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (pictured) asked the Governor to continue to…
  • Jan 26

    Brennan Center on Citizens United and Campaign Spending

    Brennan Center on Citizens United and Campaign Spending
    The Brennan Center's Daniel Weiner recently released Citizens United Five Years Later, the Center's latest in an outstanding series of reports on Citizens United, campaign spending, and the 2014 elections. Weiner writes that the case's…
Rank this Week: 551

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Jan 28

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance on 31 Jan 2015

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance on 31 Jan 2015
    Maintenance activities are planned for the website (bioone.org) on Saturday, 31 January 2015 . Beginning at 7 am., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. We are sorry for the…
  • Jan 28

    Emerald Insight website maintenance on 31 Jan 2015

    Emerald Insight website maintenance on 31 Jan 2015
    There is a upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 31 January 2015, between 7 am and 11am. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable…
  • Jan 25

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com
    A new user guide in PDF format and a series of online training videos were developed by i-law.com recently to enhance your searching skills and techniques in using i-law.com e-resources anytime anywhere. Training videos focus on four areas…
Rank this Week: 726