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Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Aug 28

    Cocky’s Guide to the Law Library & IT

    Cocky’s Guide to the Law Library & IT
    Trying to remember something that you learned during orientation about the library or IT?  We’ve compiled a guide with all the relevant information you heard: Cocky’s Guide to the Law Library & IT! Learn how to: Reserve a…
  • Aug 17

    Welcome 1L

    Welcome 1L
    Today the University of South Carolina welcomes its new class of first year law students.  The students begin a three day orientation period, where they will receive introductory sessions on law school classes, professionalism, academic…
  • Aug 14

    US Embassy Opens in Havana

    US Embassy Opens in Havana
    The United States reopened its Cuban embassy today; it had been closed for over 54 years.  This occasion marks a huge step in the international relations between the two countries.  John Kerry, the first Secretary of State to visit…
Rank this Week: 316

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?
    As reported in Law 360 and other outlets, the First Circuit has ruled that a chicken sandwich, no matter how amazingly delicious it may be, cannot be copyrighted. A Puerto Rican epicure named Norberto Lorenzana argued that he created the…
  • Aug 21

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision
    Companies and employers around the country seek to protect their intellectual property by, among other things, using non-compete provisions in employment agreements. Generally, these provisions are intended to prevent an employee from…
  • Aug 14

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…
    In the bustling craft brew economy brewers are faced with new issues every day. One that recently came to my attention arises when the craft brewery’s brewmaster or head brewer decides to either start his own craft brewery, or go to…
Rank this Week: 282

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 385

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Man Killed In Brea Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed In Brea Motorcycle Accident
    Trevor Huff, 21, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Brea, which also left two others injured. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of August 25, 2015. Officials said Huff was riding…
  • Aug 24

    Pedestrian Accident In San Bernardino County Ends In DUI Arrest

    Pedestrian Accident In San Bernardino County Ends In DUI Arrest
    Alan Bell, 45, suffered major head injuries in a pedestrian accident in Highland, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a report in Highland News, the injury collision occurred the night of August 18, 2015 at the…
  • Aug 12

    Motorcyclist Fatally Injured In Riverside County Crash

    Motorcyclist Fatally Injured In Riverside County Crash
    A 29-year-old man was killed in a Riverside County motorcycle accident when a left-turning vehicle struck him. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the fatal accident occurred on August 8, 2015 on Antelope Road in Menifee.…
Rank this Week: 134

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 933

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Man Killed In Newport Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Man Killed In Newport Beach Pedestrian Accident
    Darin Wells, 44, was killed in a Newport Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck him near a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred near Newport Boulevard south of…
  • Aug 24

    Four Injured In Fullerton DUI Crash

    Four Injured In Fullerton DUI Crash
    Four people were injured in a car crash in Fullerton, which officials say, was caused by a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred when the driver of a BMW traveling south…
  • Aug 12

    Irvine Resident Killed In San Bernardino Truck Accident

    Irvine Resident Killed In San Bernardino Truck Accident
    Rick Kagamaster, 63, of Irvine, was killed in a San Bernardino County truck accident the afternoon of August 9, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle versus truck accident occurred at the 18…
Rank this Week: 128

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 135

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Aug 28

    Friday’s Five: Five recent employment law developments employers should heed

    Friday’s Five: Five recent employment law developments employers should heed
    This Friday’s Five covers five employment law developments that occurred in August 2015 that will have an impact for employers in California. 1)     NLRB ruling widens which companies may be considered “joint…
  • Aug 21

    Friday’s Five: Credit checks for applicants or employee

    Friday’s Five: Credit checks for applicants or employee
    This Friday’s Five discusses five issues California employers should remember about whether they may require credit checks from applicants or employees.  And if employers can obtain the information, what additional considerations…
  • Aug 14

    Friday’s Five: Issues That Should Be On Every Employer’s Radar

    Friday’s Five: Issues That Should Be On Every Employer’s Radar
    Speaking with some clients, I sense their overwhelming confusion in setting up employment policies in California. While it can be a daunting task, I remind them that the key is to approach it in a systematic process, and once the system is in…
Rank this Week: 831

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    New York Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Family Fraud

    New York Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Family Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Selim Zherka, 47, businessman, Somers, New York, pled guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank in order to receive millions of dollars in loans and to file materially false tax returns with the…
  • Aug 27

    Indictment in Fake Rental Ponzi Scheme

    Indictment in Fake Rental Ponzi Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A father and son schemed with a Chicago attorney and a Lincolnwood businessman to sell $2.9 million in phony mortgages to more than a dozen duped investors, according to a federal indictment. Albert Rossini, 67, the owner…
  • Aug 27

    ACI’s Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conference

    ACI’s Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conference
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. ACI’s 18th Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement conference will be held on September 17-18, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. I am co-chairing the conference, along with Andrew Stutzman,…
Rank this Week: 3

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 28

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer
    A convicted defendant may be able to pursue a legal malpractice claim against his former attorneys without proof of actual innocence, according to a decision issued today by the Kansas Supreme Court. This case presents the question of whether…
  • Aug 28

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint
    An attorney who (through counsel) filed a defamation action against a former client who had complained to disciplinary authorities has been publicly reprimanded for authorizing the filing of a frivolous suit by the Louisiana Attorney…
  • Aug 28

    The Alderman

    The Alderman
    Summary of an Illinois Hearing Board report and recommendation in a matter involving an attorney named Cahnman The Respondent was charged in a three-count Complaint with having a conflict of interest and engaging in dishonesty. The charges of…
Rank this Week: 710

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 543

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
  • Aug 28

    Edward Jones Fines $20M for Municipal Bond Overcharge

    Edward Jones Fines $20M for Municipal Bond Overcharge
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The SEC has ordered Missouri based brokerage firm Edward Jones to pay $20 million as a fine for overcharging retail customers in new municipal bond sales.According to the SEC, Edward Jones…
  • Aug 27

    Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charge

    Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charge
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Two Citigroup affiliates, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) and Citigroup Alternative Investments LLC (CAI), have agreed to pay nearly $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded…
  • Aug 26

    Ohio Based IRA Provider Charged with Involvement in Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio Based IRA Provider Charged with Involvement in Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The SEC is pursuing charges against Equity Trust Co., a Ohio based IRA provider.  The SEC alleges that Equity Trust was “ignoring red flags for accounts with investments that…
Rank this Week: 481

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 28

    2015.71: The Judo Lesson

    2015.71: The Judo Lesson
    My oldest child and I were standing at the meat counter. I bumped him sideways with my shoulder. Not enough to knock him over, just enough for him to notice. He retaliated with a little more velocity (because teenager, plus … Continue…
  • Aug 16

    2015.70: Okay, Stan. Okay.

    2015.70: Okay, Stan. Okay.
    (Go to the bottom of the post and click play.) When I first read this, I have to admit, I had an ego reaction. Hey, I’m in my 40s!: (That’s an interview of Stan Schneider by Brandon Ball in the … Continue reading →
  • Jul 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
Rank this Week: 397

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 28

    Valorem Law Group’s Why

    Valorem Law Group’s Why
    One of the most-watched TED talks is by Simon Sinek. Called “Start with Why,” Sinek compellingly argues that why an organization exists is more important to its success that what it does or how. Sinek offers Apple as an example,…
  • Aug 28

    Results of Valorem Survey of In-House Counsel on Hiring Prioritie

    Results of Valorem Survey of In-House Counsel on Hiring Prioritie
    Valorem Law Group recently surveyed in-house counsel.  A huge thank-you to the 42 in-house lawyers who responded. The question we asked was: When making a decision to hire a law firm to handle a litigation matter that is NOT…
  • Aug 26

    PaleoLaw.

    PaleoLaw.
    Words matter. I have chosen mine poorly. I am here to correct my ways. For the longest time, I have written critically of “BigLaw,” as if size itself was the problem. To be sure, most large law firms suffer from the problem, but…
Rank this Week: 339

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
    Yesterday I posted about my client, “Kate,” whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Everyone agrees that Kate didn't refuse to test, but she was physically…
  • Aug 26

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?
    I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. I’ll call her Kate. Kate had never been in trouble before, and she was terrified. She had already borrowed money from her family to…
  • Aug 25

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense
    In Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6th and 7th, 2015, our very own Chuck Ramsay will take the stage to teach nationally-known trial attorneys the science of chemical testing, and how to use it in court. Specifically, Chuck and Dr. Jimmie…
Rank this Week: 813

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    The Rise and Fall of Cartels with Multi-Market Colluder

    The Rise and Fall of Cartels with Multi-Market Colluder
    J. Zhou, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) examines The Rise and Fall of Cartels with Multi-Market Colluders. Abstract: The majority of cartels discovered by the European Commission (EC) over the last 30 years involved firms that…
  • Aug 28

    Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payment

    Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payment
    Adam M. Copeland, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Rodney J. Garratt, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York examine Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payments. ABSTRACT: The multiple payments…
  • Aug 28

    ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE

    ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE
    Günter Knieps, Institute of Transport Economics and Regional Policy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg explores ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE. ABSTRACT: The changing role of the Internet…
Rank this Week: 42

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Carcinogen Expert Testimony on Vinyl Chloride Excluded in Negligence Case, Says Seventh Circuit

    Carcinogen Expert Testimony on Vinyl Chloride Excluded in Negligence Case, Says Seventh Circuit
    Appeals court affirms opinion of district court that experts’ testimony was not scientifically reliable.  However, the court does set precedent on differential diagnoses to support general and specific causation. Facts: This case…
  • Aug 26

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute
    Insurance expert’s testimony in breach of contract and bad faith action were partially allowed (based on industry customs and practice) and partially denied (based on pronouncements of law). Facts: This case (Gebremedhin et al v.…
  • Aug 24

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on DNA Expert

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on DNA Expert
    Appellant in case challenged numerous rulings from Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), some related to testimony of DNA experts. The Court upheld these rulings. Facts: The core of this case (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Stephen Treiber…
Rank this Week: 701

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Are You a Cruise Ship Worker Injured On The Job?

    Are You a Cruise Ship Worker Injured On The Job?
    Cruise ship workers and crew have a hard job. While they get to travel the world, they also have to put in demanding hours at work, offer exceptional customer service to cruise ship passengers, and complete their tasks – sometimes in…
  • Aug 26

    Common Reasons for Wrong-Site Surgery – And What You Can Do to Prevent It

    Common Reasons for Wrong-Site Surgery – And What You Can Do to Prevent It
    Wrong site surgery happens when the wrong part or the wrong patient is operated upon. This can happen if a patient’s left lung is operated on, for example, when the patient went in for surgery on their right lung. In some cases, wrong…
  • Aug 21

    Is Legal Action Possible in Cases of Suicide?

    Is Legal Action Possible in Cases of Suicide?
    Suicide can be one of the most devastating situations a family will face. Losing a loved one is always distressing, but having that loss be self-inflicted is often overwhelming. It’s common for surviving friends and family to have many…
Rank this Week: 660

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Aug 28

    Friday Fun

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

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

    Six Of The Most Embarrassing Crimes You Don’t Want To Be Accused Of
    In today’s world, there are several seemingly innocent acts, such as relieving yourself in public, that are criminalized and can cause an individual significant social embarrassment. Listed below are six crimes you certainly do not want…
  • Aug 26

    How a Personal Injury Lawsuit can Affect Your Financial Health and the Future of Your Family

    How a Personal Injury Lawsuit can Affect Your Financial Health and the Future of Your Family
    It’s hard to imagine that the loss of a loved one can result in insurmountable bills, but it often does. There are several instances people can find themselves in where a personal injury claim becomes necessary. In some ways, a personal…
Rank this Week: 326

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 353

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 28

    Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage

    Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage
    Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, it's not so much referred to as "gay marriage," or "same-sex marriage," it just "marriage." Now that it's legal for same-sex couples to marry across the U.S., the wedding…
  • Aug 27

    Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?

    Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?
    Will Anna Duggar stay with her husband, or will she file for divorce? Ever since news broke out that her husband, Josh Duggar, star of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, molested four of his sisters, and another underage girl, and cheated on Anna,…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Divorce Trend, the 'Good Divorce'

    Latest Divorce Trend, the 'Good Divorce'
    If you're like a lot of people, the concept of divorce can be utterly terrifying to you. Ending a marriage is difficult, even if it truly is "for the best." What if you don't have to go to war? What if your divorce doesn't have to adversely…
Rank this Week: 238

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
  • Aug 28

    Blomley on the Territory of Property

    Blomley on the Territory of Property
    Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser) has posted The Territory of Property (Progress in Human Geography). Here's the abstract: The pervasive and important territorial dimensions of property are understudied, given the tendency to view territory…
  • Aug 28

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space
    Andrea McArdle (CUNY) has posted [Re]Integrating Community Space: The Legal and Social Meanings of Reclaiming Abandoned Space in New York's Lower East Side (Savannah Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What understandings about…
Rank this Week: 249

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 799

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    It's Friday, Right?

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

    Love 4 Sale Rent!

    Love 4 Sale Rent!
    Is prostitution a human right? Amnesty International thinks so.Has Amnesty International been hijacked by proponents of the global sex trade? When the human rights nonprofit convenes its International Council Meeting next week in Dublin,…
  • Aug 27

    You've Been Out-Carned!

    You've Been Out-Carned!
    Judge Rosenbaum has really laid down the gauntlet:Benjamin Franklin said, “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”1 He was almost right. As this case illustrates, even taxes are not certain when…
Rank this Week: 96

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 28

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google
    This lawsuit against Google alleges that Google unfairly benefits from deploying a CAPTCHA process when users sign up for free gmail accounts. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Google unnecessarily included a second image in the…
  • Aug 27

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement
    This is a lawsuit against Jawbone, a fitness tracker app, alleging that Jawbone’s battery life was significantly shorter than promised, and that it failed to accurately track and measure movement, calorie expenditure, and sleep:…
  • Aug 26

    Hashtags Are Not Trademarks—Eksouzian v. Albanese (Guest Blog Post)

    Hashtags Are Not Trademarks—Eksouzian v. Albanese (Guest Blog Post)
    By Guest Blogger Alexandra Roberts [Eric’s note: Prof. Roberts is a trademark expert at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She’s writing a paper on hashtags as trademarks, a new topic of growing importance. When I saw…
Rank this Week: 590

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 28

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

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

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

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule
    By: David A. Smith ‘Tell me,’ he said, ‘how soon will they shoot me?’ The longer a retiree lives, the more he or she should save for retirement, so if you’d like to save less today, plan on dying sooner tomorrow?…
  • Aug 26

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 3, 1J = 1A + 1C

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 3, 1J = 1A + 1C
      By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Any object, wholly or partially immersed in a fluid, is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.  –…
Rank this Week: 679

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 28

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady
    Over the past week, I've been following up on Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast and digging into the possible legal implications of the State's failure to disclose that a CrimeStoppers tipster received the full $3,075 reward for…
  • Aug 27

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland
    The next big question in the Adnan Syed case is whether and when the State will disclose the identity of the CrimeStoppers tipster and the content of his or her tip. The one thing I am confident about is that...
  • Aug 26

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?
    On Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we noted how a CrimeStoppers reward of $3,075 was collected on November 1, 1999 in connection with the Hae Min Lee case. We also speculated that this reward could have been claimed by...
Rank this Week: 949

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

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

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

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

    Can My Attorney Loan Me Money While I Wait For A Workers' Comp Settlement?
    The time between suffering a work injury and receiving workers' comp benefits can be difficult, especially from a financial standpoint. Your paycheck stops coming in because you aren't working, but benefits have not kicked in yet. But your…
  • Aug 23

    What should I know about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

    What should I know about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
    Many people realize that Supplemental Security Income provides people who meet certain criteria with a monthly income. SSI is only for people who have limited resources and little to no income. The recipient must also be disabled, blind or…
Rank this Week: 192

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 447

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Ensure a Successful Estate Plan: “Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today”

    Ensure a Successful Estate Plan: “Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today”
    Stark & Stark Shareholder Robert F. Morris, member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group, will be hosting the free seminar “Prepare for Tomorrow By Acting Today: Tips for Ensuring a Successful Estate Plan.” This…
  • Aug 26

    Grandparent Visitation Revisited

    Grandparent Visitation Revisited
    Children of divorce are sometimes caught in the thorny legal thicket of “grandparent visitation.” No one wants to deny a child the benefits of having a good relationship with their grandparents. However, the situation is made more…
  • Aug 25

    The Importance of Cohabitation Agreement

    The Importance of Cohabitation Agreement
    In today’s society, many couples choose to live together rather than get married. This growing trend has become more common in recent years than ever before. There are a variety of possible reasons why couples choose to live together…
Rank this Week: 564

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    NLRB's "Joint Employer" Case Matters to Non-Union Employers, Too

    NLRB's "Joint Employer" Case Matters to Non-Union Employers, Too
    As you may have read, the NLRB has changed its definition of what is a "joint employer" relationship.  In the labor law context, this may come up, for example, when the Board decides what is an appropriate unit for bargaining or voting.…
  • Aug 19

    Court of Appeal: Incorporation of AAA Rules = Delegation to Arbitrator

    Court of Appeal: Incorporation of AAA Rules = Delegation to Arbitrator
    In many employment arbitration agreements, the employer provides that the arbitration will be conducted under the employment dispute rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA.  (The formal name of these rules is the National…
  • Aug 4

    California Supreme Court Upholds California's Tough Arbitration Jurisprudence Again, Mostly

    California Supreme Court Upholds California's Tough Arbitration Jurisprudence Again, Mostly
    In a non-employment decision, the California Supreme Court held the following:1.  The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion requires the Court to uphold a waiver of class actions in a consumer arbitration…
Rank this Week: 547

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

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

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

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

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut
    You’ve no doubt heard lots about how the U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on independent contractors.  I’ve recapped it before and my former colleague, Jonathan Orleans, has a new post regarding Uber &…
  • Aug 26

    Trivia Time for HR Professionals – Six Questions of the Day

    Trivia Time for HR Professionals – Six Questions of the Day
    I recently was invited the join the “Learned League”, which has been described by the Washington Post as the “coolest, weirdest Internet community you’ll never be able to join.” Needless to say, now that…
Rank this Week: 100

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
Rank this Week: 504

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 28

    Inadequate OSHA Rules Increase Atlanta Workplace Illness Risk

    Inadequate OSHA Rules Increase Atlanta Workplace Illness Risk
    The Center for Public Integrity recently published a scathing report on the inadequacy of workplace protections when it comes to chemical exposure. The report refers to a “slow-motion tragedy for American workers,” as toxic…
  • Aug 21

    Atlanta Work Accidents Can Result in Companies Being Added to Severe Violators List

    Atlanta Work Accidents Can Result in Companies Being Added to Severe Violators List
    Last year, four employees were killed in a massive gas leak at a DuPont plant. One worker was initially exposed to a toxic gas called methyl mercaptan, which is used in the production of jet fuel and in making insecticides. The exposure…
  • Aug 14

    Small Business Safety Issues Create Unique Risks for Atlanta Worker

    Small Business Safety Issues Create Unique Risks for Atlanta Worker
    Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and many workers throughout the country are employed by small companies. While these organizations often aim to provide a positive work environment and to provide important services to…
Rank this Week: 413

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 94

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 713

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

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

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

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."
    That's Henry Bell discussing Robert Feitel in this Herald article about lawyers and money laundering by Michael Sallah.  More:Robert Feitel, a veteran lawyer with a long history of prosecutions, charged into court as the Justice…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Williams rules that Mosely-Mayorga II will proceed

    Judge Williams rules that Mosely-Mayorga II will proceed
    Well, the opening round of Don King Productions, Inc. v. Shane Mosely was, in Judge Williams's view, pretty much even, which means that the Mosely-promoted Grudge Match between Mosely and Ricardo Mayorga will proceed this Saturday night at…
Rank this Week: 274

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 28

    From "Privacy" to "Liberty" to "Sexuality"

    From "Privacy" to "Liberty" to "Sexuality"
    by Michael DorfAs I noted a week ago, last weekend I spoke on a plenary panel at the American Sociological Association meeting in Chicago. Here I'll give a brief report in the style of a What I Did Last Summer essay that an elementary student…
  • Aug 27

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe first several paragraphs of my most recent Dorf on Law post made clear (once again) that my general attitude toward what passes for modern economics might best be described as poorly contained contempt.  The title…
  • Aug 26

    Understanding Xenophobia Dirty Harry Style

    Understanding Xenophobia Dirty Harry Style
    by Michael DorfIn the aftermath of NFIB v. Sebelius various commentators (including me) noted that during the period before the case was decided, liberals tended to dismiss as preposterous the arguments that conservatives made…
Rank this Week: 748

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Detroit Police Officer Charged in Drive-by Shooting at Assisted Living Facility

    Detroit Police Officer Charged in Drive-by Shooting at Assisted Living Facility
    On Tuesday, August 25, a Detroit Police Officer who had been suspended after being accused of a drive-by shooting at a Ray Township assisted-living home was sentenced to prison. Clifford E. Gullion now faces a minimum of three years in…
  • Aug 26

    Lakeside Home Searched, Two Women Arrested on Drug Charge

    Lakeside Home Searched, Two Women Arrested on Drug Charge
    On Tuesday, August 25, two Lakeside, CA women were arrested after authorities found marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and ammunition inside a home located on Wintercrest Drive, according to a CBS news report. The drugs were…
  • Aug 25

    Catholic Cardinal Charged with DUI While Visiting Big Island of Hawaii

    Catholic Cardinal Charged with DUI While Visiting Big Island of Hawaii
    On Thursday, August 20, 79-year-old Cardinal William Joseph Levada of Menlo Park was charged with driving under the influence while vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii with priest friends, according to a recent article at the Hawaii…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Aug 28

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)
    I was supposed to be in New York City today being interviewing for tonight’s episode of 20/20. I would have discussed the workplace implications of Wednesday’s murder of two Virginia journalists by their former co-worker. While I…
  • Aug 27

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision
    While the outcome isn’t necessarily a surprise, the decision nonetheless will be a shock to business’ systems. In a landmark 3-2 decision—Browning-Ferris Industries of California [pdf]—the NLRB has re-written its…
  • Aug 27

    John Oliver takes on LGBT discrimination, and gets it 100% correct

    John Oliver takes on LGBT discrimination, and gets it 100% correct
    HBO’s last week with John Oliver is fast becoming my favorite “news” show on television. This past week, John took on the issue of LGBT discrimination. In a blistering 14:45, he summed up what I’ve been preaching for…
Rank this Week: 211

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 347

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Florida Small Business – Top 10 Least Burdensome State

    Florida Small Business – Top 10 Least Burdensome State
    Florida small business ranked among the top 10 best states for regulatory business climate, according to a study from the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute. Florida, which ranked No. 9 overall, came in about average for its…
  • Aug 12

    The Local Trend in Florida

    The Local Trend in Florida
    The “Local” trend is a new trend that is clearly thriving in Florida. If you travel down the main road in Jacksonville Beach, you will see signs that say things like “Eat Local” or “Shop Local.” These signs…
  • Aug 10

    Foreign Companies : L1 Visa or E2 Visa

    Foreign Companies : L1 Visa or E2 Visa
    If you own a business whose principal location is not in the United States and you want to open a U.S. branch or subsidiary, then you may qualify for one or more investor’s visa, such as an L1 visa or E2 visa. There are different entity…
Rank this Week: 341

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Aug 28

    Make Sure You Have the Right Type of Special Needs Trust

    Make Sure You Have the Right Type of Special Needs Trust
    Most of my clients who sit down to discuss estate planning for their special needs child are surprised to hear that there are actually two types of special needs trusts, one of them being much more appealing than the other....
  • Aug 27

    "Where Do I Keep My Will?!"

    "Where Do I Keep My Will?!"
    This is one of those standard questions that nearly every client asks me after their will or living trust is finally executed, and it is a vitally important question. I have more than enough stories about the angst and chaos...
  • Aug 26

    The Ever-Evolving Last Will & Testament

    The Ever-Evolving Last Will & Testament
    Many of my clients tend to procrastinate when it comes to finalizing their estate planning documents. They struggle over who to appoint as guardians for the kids, or who should be the "back up" executor if the surviving spouse can't...
Rank this Week: 476

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Aug 28

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    So, above, you’ll find the cover of Marc Spector: Moon Knight #17, published way, way back in 1990. “No matter what the jury decides – the secret empire demands death!” That statement seems to suggest that the outcome…
  • Aug 27

    Abnormal Use and the Halloween CLE!

    Abnormal Use and the Halloween CLE!
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use occasionally speak at – or even plan – CLE conferences and seminars. 2015 is no exception, and our editor, Jim Dedman, has just assembled a heckuva Halloween CLE in conjunction with the…
  • Aug 26

    New South Carolina Court of Appeals Order Affects Notice of Entry of Master-In-Equity Order

    New South Carolina Court of Appeals Order Affects Notice of Entry of Master-In-Equity Order
    Practice alert! If you litigate cases in South Carolina, you should be aware of a new court of appeals case, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fallon Properties South Carolina, LLC, et al, No. 2015-000157 (S.C. Ct. App. August 26, 2015). This case…
Rank this Week: 295

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
Rank this Week: 486