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North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jul 21

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The criminal tribulations of O.J. Simpson once again captured the nation’s attention this week.  Simpson was granted parole yesterday after serving nearly nine years in prison in Nevada following his conviction on robbery and…
  • Jul 20

    The Interstate Corrections Compact

    The Interstate Corrections Compact
    Can a person convicted and sentenced to prison in North Carolina serve the time in another state? Can a person convicted elsewhere serve his or her sentence here? Yes to both. North Carolina participates in the Interstate Corrections Compact.…
  • Jul 19

    State v. Younts: Rule 702 Does Not Require Proof that HGN Testing is Reliable

    State v. Younts: Rule 702 Does Not Require Proof that HGN Testing is Reliable
    Folks, we have an answer. The court of appeals held yesterday in State v. Younts, ___ N.C. App. ___ (2017), that a law enforcement officer trained to administer a Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test may properly testify about the results of…
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Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 169

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 21

    Proxy Voting: Increase in Directors Getting “No” Vote

    Proxy Voting: Increase in Directors Getting “No” Vote
    It looks like investors used their votes to send a message to some directors during this year’s proxy season – and it wasn’t “keep up the good work.”  This excerpt from a recent Bloomberg…
  • Jul 20

    IPOs: Commissioner Piwowar Favors Allowing Mandatory Arbitration

    IPOs: Commissioner Piwowar Favors Allowing Mandatory Arbitration
    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation earlier this week, SEC Commissioner Mike Piwowar said that the SEC might be receptive to requests by IPO companies to include mandatory arbitration clauses in their charters. Here’s an excerpt from…
  • Jul 19

    Tomorrow’s Pre-Conference Webcast: “Pay Ratio Workshop – What You Need to Do Now”

    Tomorrow’s Pre-Conference Webcast: “Pay Ratio Workshop – What You Need to Do Now”
    For those registered for the upcoming “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference,” tune in tomorrow – noon eastern (audio archive goes up when the program ends; transcript available in a week or so) – for the first…
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DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 21

    Private Equity: Institutions Offer “Subscription Credit Line” Guideline

    Private Equity: Institutions Offer “Subscription Credit Line” Guideline
    This Weil Gotshal blog discusses the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s new guidelines on the use of subscription credit lines by fund managers.  These credit arrangements – which originally were used to…
  • Jul 20

    Preferred Stock: Charter Provision Gives Vote, Not Preference

    Preferred Stock: Charter Provision Gives Vote, Not Preference
    It’s been a tough year in Delaware for preferred stockholders – & according to this K&L Gates blog, they just took another hit in Chancery Court: In In re Appraisal of GoodCents Holdings, Inc., C.A. No.…
  • Jul 19

    Earnouts: Yes, They Can Be Securitie

    Earnouts: Yes, They Can Be Securitie
    Convincing business people that an earnout can be a “security” for purposes of the Securities Act is often a challenge.  Fortunately, this recent Cooley blog provides some help. Here’s an excerpt:…
Rank this Week: 594

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jul 21

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone
    An extra-terrestrial alien visiting Earth in 2007 and returning, now, one decade later, might, at first glance, notice little difference in smartphones between times. For example, most-recent iPhone models superficially appear very similar to…
  • Jul 12

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"
    The Campaign for Accountability (CA) has released a report on Google's "influence" on academic papers.  Notably, The Chronicle for Higher Education states that "The Campaign for Accountability" is funded by Google's…
  • Jul 11

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection
    In most intellectual property law courses and many property courses in the U.S., the INS v. AP case is taught.  In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court created the INS misappropriation claim which essentially protects the gathering of…
Rank this Week: 756

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 21

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach
    At the beach with my wife’s family, I read Parker J. Palmer’s Courage to Teach in a couple sittings. Palmer has a PHD in sociology from UC Berkeley, and has written extensively on education. My mother-in-law was reading the book...
  • Jul 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)
    "Dark money groups [are] comparing themselves to civil rights heroes in Alabama under Jim Crow" 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 1049 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 16, 2017 stakeholder theory's "subordination of the…
  • Jul 19

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur
    Last year, I was asked to contribute to a symposium on law and entrepreneurship hosted at the University of North Carolina. Although I had to Skype in for my presentation from Little Rock, Arkansas (where I had just given a...
Rank this Week: 151

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 21

    Statute of Limitations Bars Mother’s Claim Against Health Care Provider

    Statute of Limitations Bars Mother’s Claim Against Health Care Provider
    Woodruff v. Walker, No. W2016-01895-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 26, 2017) is anHCLA case that addressed the timeliness of plaintiffs’ claims. Plaintiffs, a mother and child, filed suit alleging that “both plaintiffs suffered…
  • Jul 18

    $3 Million Dollar Verdict Vacated Due to Defective Verdict Form

    $3 Million Dollar Verdict Vacated Due to Defective Verdict Form
    In Stockton v. Ford Motor Co., No. W2016-01175-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 12, 2017), the  Court of Appeals vacated a jury verdict in a Tennessee products liability case due to a defective jury verdict form. Plaintiff was the wife of…
  • Jul 17

    No HIPAA Form Required in Single Defendant Medical Negligence Case

    No HIPAA Form Required in Single Defendant Medical Negligence Case
    In an important turn in medical malpractice (now know as health care liability) law, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that “a prospective plaintiff who provides pre-suit notice to one potential defendant is not required under…
Rank this Week: 117

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 21

    Careers and Divorce Rate

    Careers and Divorce Rate
    From Marketwatch: Marriage problems are more likely for people in some career paths than others. Workers in certain fields are seeing higher divorce rates by age 30, a new analysis of U.S. Census Data from career website Zippia found. The...
  • Jul 20

    Malta Latest to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    Malta Latest to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
    From The New York Times: VALLETTA, Malta — Lawmakers in Malta, a predominantly Roman Catholic country, voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Wednesday, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional “you are now husband and…
  • Jul 19

    Solutions to Child Abuse in NC

    Solutions to Child Abuse in NC
    From WRLA News: RALEIGH, N.C. — Child abuse and neglect leads to long-term social, emotional and health consequences, according to leaders of a North Carolina organization looking to stop abuse. Prevent Child Abuse NC said that a lifetime…
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Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 21

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper
    In 2010, Professors Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kroell organized a seminar on “conflict of laws in international commercial arbitration”, conscious of the fact that every arbitration raises a number of ‘conflict of laws’…
  • Jul 21

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)
    The book Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (Springer, 2017), edited by Professor Yuko Nishitani, has just been published. It includes one general report and 30 national reports on the treatment of foreign law in…
  • Jul 20

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force
    The revised European Small Claims Procedure entered into force on July 14 (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small…
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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 79

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Dunn/Kelly Court Challenge to Texas Advance Directive Act

    Dunn/Kelly Court Challenge to Texas Advance Directive Act
    The case of Christopher Dunn / Evelyn Kelly against Houston Methodist challenges the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directive Act.   The case is scheduled for trial on August 21, 2017.  But it appears that date will get…
  • Jul 20

    Complaint Filed in San Francisco Superior Court in Aid in Dying Case

    Complaint Filed in San Francisco Superior Court in Aid in Dying Case
    A complaint was filed in San Francisco Superior Court seeking damages and injunctive relief by survivors of Judith Dale against the University of California Medical Center, related entities, and certain individual physicians. Kathryn Tucker,…
  • Jul 20

    PCORI Announces New Initiative to Support Shared Decision Making

    PCORI Announces New Initiative to Support Shared Decision Making
    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today announced a new initiative designed to help patients work with their clinicians to choose the healthcare options best suited to their needs. PCORI's Board of Governors today…
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The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
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California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Shares of Foreign Subsidiarie

    Shares of Foreign Subsidiarie
    I expect that little or no thought is given to the possible application of California’s Corporate Securities Law of 1968 when a corporation incorporates a subsidiary under the laws of a foreign country.  However, the…
  • Jul 20

    The Case Of The Wholly Owned, But Not Totally Held, Subsidiary That May Or May Not Be 100% Owned

    The Case Of The Wholly Owned, But Not Totally Held, Subsidiary That May Or May Not Be 100% Owned
    When someone says that a subsidiary is “wholly owned”, I believe that the common understanding is that the parent company owns all of the issued and outstanding equity of the subsidiary.  What if the statement is that the…
  • Jul 19

    Court Declines To Impose Alter Ego Liability On LLC’s President

    Court Declines To Impose Alter Ego Liability On LLC’s President
    In general, the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a California limited liability company do not become the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a member or manager solely by reason of the member acting as a member or…
Rank this Week: 443

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 21

    Filial Friday: Elderly NJ Parents Held Not Liable to Pay Care for Disabled Adult Son in PA

    Filial Friday: Elderly NJ Parents Held Not Liable to Pay Care for Disabled Adult Son in PA
    In the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute between a specialized care facility, Melmark, Inc., and the older parents of a disabled adult son, Pennsylvania's intermediate Superior Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the parents. The July…
  • Jul 20

    Kupuna Caregivers Act of Hawai'i

    Kupuna Caregivers Act of Hawai'i
    In early July, the Governor of Hawai'i signed into law the Kupuna Caregivers Act, According to a story about the law, Hawaii Passes Law to Ease Responsibility of Elder Care, the law "provides qualified caregivers with a voucher of up...
  • Jul 19

    Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA)

    Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA)
    Justice in Aging has announced a free webinar on Juhttp://www.justiceinaging.org/webinar-elder-abuse-insight-victims-crimes-act-voca/ly 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. edt, Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA). Here is a description of…
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Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 162

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Jul 20

    Motions to compel or stay arbitration.

    Motions to compel or stay arbitration.
    Practice point:  On the motion, the court will first determine whether the parties have agreed to submit their disputes to arbitration, and, if so, whether this dispute comes within the scope of their agreement.  The court will…
  • Jul 19

    Documentary evidence and dismissal.

    Documentary evidence and dismissal.
    Practice point:  A motion to dismiss a complaint based upon documentary evidence under CPLR 3211(a)(1) may be granted only where the documentary evidence utterly refutes the plaintiff's factual allegations, conclusively establishing a…
  • Jul 18

    Conspiracy to commit fraud.

    Conspiracy to commit fraud.
    Practice point:  New York does not recognize a cause of action for conspiracy to commit fraud.Case:  Maheras v. Awan, NY Slip Op 05309 (1st Dep't June 29, 2017)Here is the decision. Tomorrow's issue:  Documentary evidence…
Rank this Week: 374

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 440

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
Rank this Week: 118

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
Rank this Week: 47

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 888

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: 206

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 20

    Tweets of Congress: Output from 1000+ accounts for any given day

    Tweets of Congress: Output from 1000+ accounts for any given day
    Data Driven Jounalism – “Tweets of Congress is a project collating the daily Twitter output of both houses of the United States Congress, encompassing the accounts of members, political parties, committees and caucuses (around…
  • Jul 20

    ISOO 2016 Annual Report to the President

    ISOO 2016 Annual Report to the President
    “Today, the Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives (ISOO) released online its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.  This annual report includes information on government agencies’…
  • Jul 20

    Paper – ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

    Paper – ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
    Solove, Daniel J., ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy. San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 745, 2007; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 289. Available at SSRN:…
Rank this Week: 35

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Lab confirms norovirus in Chipotle customer; at least 60 sick

    Lab confirms norovirus in Chipotle customer; at least 60 sick
    An announcement by local health officials that they have identified at least 60 people who became sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Virginia this past weekend combined with a viral video of rodents in a Dallas location…
  • Jul 20

    Steer clear of fair foibles — pun intended; pigs problematic, too

    Steer clear of fair foibles — pun intended; pigs problematic, too
    It’s fair season, and a new crop of parents is taking excited youngsters to county and state fairs across the country so they can see the farm animals. Not only see them, but pet them as well. Maybe even kiss them. Stop right there,…
  • Jul 20

    Chipotle’s food safety officials recently visited Washington D.C.

    Chipotle’s food safety officials recently visited Washington D.C.
    James Marsden, top food safety official for Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, who joined the Denver-based burrito chain’s Food Safety Advisory Board in January, met on June 1 with top officials at USDA’s Food Safety…
Rank this Week: 49

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 366

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Holding Period and Corporate Veil in a Takeover Offer

    Holding Period and Corporate Veil in a Takeover Offer
    [Guest post by Vaneesa Agrawal, who is Partner, Suvan Law Advisors. She can be reached at info@suvanlaw.com.]Last week Supreme Court of India issued a significant judgement in the matter of Laurel Energetics Pvt. Ltd. v. SEBI, Civil Appeal…
  • Jul 18

    Reprimand or Warning Orders by NCLT

    Reprimand or Warning Orders by NCLT
    [Guest post by Rohit Sharma, Executive at Vinod Kothari & Co.]Background UW International Training & Education Centre for Health Private Limited voluntarily filed an application before the National Company Law Tribunal…
  • Jul 13

    Supreme Court on Hardship vis-à-vis Frustration and Force Majeure

    Supreme Court on Hardship vis-à-vis Frustration and Force Majeure
    [This is a guest post contributed by Rishabh Raheja, a third year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.]The Supreme Court was presented with the perfect opportunity to clarify the relationship between frustration, force majeure and…
Rank this Week: 355

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jul 20

    Guaranteed Jobs and the Democratic Message

    Guaranteed Jobs and the Democratic Message
    The press is reporting that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been developing a message designed to show that the Democratic Party stands for more than opposing Donald Trump. Jobs are key to the message, but the jobs program is the kind of…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon—A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon—A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and…
  • Jul 18

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery
    There is so much material worthy of detailed discussion and further elaboration in Jonathan Lear’s latest book, Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Harvard University Press, 2017), one hardly knows—as…
Rank this Week: 264

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
  • Jul 12

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806
    I have posted a new paper to SSRN on the historical meaning of "emolument."  It expands on some remarks I gave at a conference on Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation at the University of Chicago, organized by Alison…
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Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

Covers Washington state injury issues, laws, cases and news. By Max J. Meyers.

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Jul 20

    How Homeowner Can Save Their Home From Foreclosure

    How Homeowner Can Save Their Home From Foreclosure
    How Homeowner Can Save Their Home From Foreclosure Source: Flickr Drive around and see how many signs you see that says House for Sale. How many lease purchases do you see? How many abandon houses are on your street? Our country is up…
  • Jul 19

    Divorce and Alimony Formula

    Divorce and Alimony Formula
    Divorce and Alimony Formula In divorce, a common question is, “what is the alimony formula”. Well, there really is no set alimony formula for divorce. This is in complete contrast to child support, which is decided based…
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Myths Busted

    Bankruptcy Myths Busted
    Bankruptcy Myths Busted The average American knows very little about bankruptcy. Most people probably are aware of bankruptcy’s ability to dissolve debt and give the debtor a fresh start. Some of the information you might have…
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Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Secrets of “THE LAW”

    Secrets of “THE LAW”
    If you meet an attorney claiming to know THE LAW, find a different attorney.   There are many misconceptions in the world of lawyers and law stuff.  A great many.  One of the most prominent is the mistaken belief that just…
  • Jun 2

    Oakley sunglasses and related life lesson

    Oakley sunglasses and related life lesson
    I once paid a lot of money for Oakley sunglasses.  At the time, it seemed like a foolish purchase. However, those sunglasses have proven to be perhaps the best investment I have made. There are important life lessons related to…
  • May 12

    Friday Humor

    Friday Humor
    I’m not really a cat person, but this one is ok…
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Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Jul 20

    Child Support Arrearages and Collection

    Child Support Arrearages and Collection
    It is decidedly common for a noncustodial parent to be dissatisfied about the amount of child support that a court has ordered them to pay. However, this does not excuse them from paying it, even while a modification may be pending. If you…
  • Jul 13

    Modification of Existing Parenting Time Order

    Modification of Existing Parenting Time Order
    Illinois family courts tend to follow guidelines and case precedent when issuing divorce decrees, especially absent any input from the spouses themselves regarding disposition of issues like parenting time. However, sometimes a parenting plan…
  • Jul 6

    Myths about Domestic Violence in Illinoi

    Myths about Domestic Violence in Illinoi
    Domestic violence is one of the most common issues in divorces, especially when dealing with parenting time questions. Because it is so commonly discussed and dealt with, however, many persistent myths have appeared on the topic. If you do…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 20

    D&O Insurance: Securing Coverage for Books and Records Request

    D&O Insurance: Securing Coverage for Books and Records Request
    The right of shareholders to demand inspection of companies’ books and records is of course nothing new. What is new is the increased frequency of books and records demands, often as a result of courts’ requirement for prospective…
  • Jul 19

    Up Next: Mandatory Securities Claim Arbitration Provisions?

    Up Next: Mandatory Securities Claim Arbitration Provisions?
    For a while a few years ago, litigation reform bylaws were all the rage – including forum selection bylaws, fee shifting bylaws, even mandatory arbitration bylaws. More recently, discussion of the topic quieted down, in part because the…
  • Jul 17

    Turning Events into Securities Suit

    Turning Events into Securities Suit
    It may come as little surprise that litigation has emerged in the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London last month. Some may find it surprising, however, that among the lawsuits arising from the London building fire is a securities…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 20

    Article on Selective Issues in Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statute

    Article on Selective Issues in Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statute
    Raymond C O'Brien recently published an Article entitled, Selective Issues in Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statutes, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Medicaid is a joint…
  • Jul 20

    Article on Note: Stop Frustrating the Testator's Intent

    Article on Note: Stop Frustrating the Testator's Intent
    Jeffrey A. Dorman recently published an Article entitled, Note: Stop Frustrating the Testator's Intent: Why the Connecticut Legislature Should Adopt the Harmless Error Rule, 30 Quinn. Prob. Law Jour. 36 (2016). Provided below is an abstract…
  • Jul 20

    Diminished Verbal Fluency and Hospitalizations Can Signal Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Diminished Verbal Fluency and Hospitalizations Can Signal Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease
    Researchers studying cognitive decline have identified three factors that may be pre-Alzheimer's indicators. A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin found a link between hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment, which may be an…
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Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Jul 20

    Droits et Responsabilités d’un Résident Permanent

    Droits et Responsabilités d’un Résident Permanent
    Beaucoup de gens se demandent ce qui se passe après avoir reçu leur résidence permanente aux États-Unis. Après que vous soyez devenu résident permanent, vous avez différents droits et…
  • Jul 18

    Un Regard plus Attentif sur le Visa L-1B

    Un Regard plus Attentif sur le Visa L-1B
    Qu’est-ce qu’un visa L-1B ? Un visa L-1B peut être un outil utile pour les propriétaires d’entreprises internationales. Ce visa permet aux employeurs vivant en dehors des États-Unis de transférer…
  • Jul 16

    3 Raisons de Consulter un Avocat pour la Location Commerciale en Floride

    3 Raisons de Consulter un Avocat pour la Location Commerciale en Floride
    Les propriétés en location commerciale en Floride peuvent être une source de revenus lucrative primaire ou secondaire. Bien que les propriétés locatives puissent être très rentables, elles…
Rank this Week: 844

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 20

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com
    More than a year after a mandate for the Pentagon opened previously closed ground combat and special operations jobs to women, officials say the Navy has its first female candidates for its most elite special warfare roles. via…
  • Jul 20

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound
    As the shepherd Ercan Ozer explains, one sheep first jumped off a cliff and then all the other 79 followed. The sheep owner tried to stop the crazy animals in vain only saving a small part of his herd. The...
  • Jul 20

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time
    The University of California, Berkeley officially announced it has been unable to find a venue for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s September 14 speaking engagement on the university campus. The cancellation comes just months…
Rank this Week: 85

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and financial news. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Did Sprint Cause RadioShack’s Recent Bankruptcy?

    Did Sprint Cause RadioShack’s Recent Bankruptcy?
    The long and painful demise of RadioShack has gained much media coverage over the past few years. This downward spiral began in 2015 when RadioShack filed for bankruptcy to reorganize the company’s debt, which included co-branding…
  • Jul 12

    Selecting a Suitable Credit Card

    Selecting a Suitable Credit Card
    Wondering which credit card to sign up for?  The answer depends on your particular needs, credit score, spending habits, card features and other factors. If you understand your options and ask the right questions, you can easily come to…
  • Jul 5

    Key Tips for Managing Your Finance

    Key Tips for Managing Your Finance
    So you want to improve your finances? Managing them wisely is the clue. Here is some advice that you can act on to strengthen your situation. Get paid a worthy amount or never spend your complete income Simple as it may seem, many of you…
Rank this Week: 962

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Petting Zoo possible link in E. coli Death and Illne

    Petting Zoo possible link in E. coli Death and Illne
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that a 5-year-old Wright County boy is fighting for his life after contracting a strain of E. coli that killed his younger sister earlier this week.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 14

    Haggis and Puddings Recalled in Scotland

    Haggis and Puddings Recalled in Scotland
    The Food Standards Agency of Scotland (FSAS) has announced that Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has recalled a number of its products, including products manufactured for Lidl and Marks & Spencer,... Continue Reading
  • Jul 12

    Kids of all Religions can die of E. coli

    Kids of all Religions can die of E. coli
    According to Food Safety News, the E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 25

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 717

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Jul 20

    SUBCONTRACTORS ON WASHINGTON PUBLIC PROJECTS CAN NOW GET THEIR RETAINAGE MONEY SOONER

    SUBCONTRACTORS ON WASHINGTON PUBLIC PROJECTS CAN NOW GET THEIR RETAINAGE MONEY SOONER
    Subcontractors on public projects in Washington State will no longer be required to wait until final acceptance of the project to get their retainage money. A new statute, which goes into effect on July 23, 2017 and applies only to Washington…
  • Jul 7

    Acceptable Worksite: New City of Seattle Specification Provisions Now In Effect

    Acceptable Worksite: New City of Seattle Specification Provisions Now In Effect
    The City of Seattle’s City Purchasing & Contracting Services recently revised its General Special Provisions for City construction contracts to add new “Acceptable Worksite” language.  The City indicates that the…
  • Jun 29

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star
    While we avoid using this blog as a platform for self-promotion, we recently received share-worthy distinctions, which both flatter and humble us. We invite you, our loyal readers, to celebrate in our success, which in great measure is due to…
Rank this Week: 321

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 20

    Sterling Chipotle linked to as many as 60 possible Norovirus case

    Sterling Chipotle linked to as many as 60 possible Norovirus case
    The Loudoun County Health Department (LCHD) continues to investigate the reports of illness at a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling and has identified approximately 60 ill individuals who reported being at the establishment last week. “One…
  • Jul 20

    Utah and Arizona E. coli Outbreak Expand

    Utah and Arizona E. coli Outbreak Expand
    Investigation of the E. coli outbreak continues with the combined efforts of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, Mohave County Department of Health, Utah Department of Health, and the Arizona Department of Health Services. These…
  • Jul 19

    Salmonella Outbreak Investigation in Maryland leads to Papaya Recall

    Salmonella Outbreak Investigation in Maryland leads to Papaya Recall
    The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria. Yellow, Caribeña-brand Maradol papayas…
Rank this Week: 122

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 20

    Reconsideration Denied in Sanctuary Cities Case

    Reconsideration Denied in Sanctuary Cities Case
    Two months ago, I noted that Attorney General Sessions had formally clarified the scope of the defunding provision of President Trump's Executive Order 13768 on so-called sanctuary cities and federal grants. See also this post from April on…
  • Jul 20

    Sentencing Reform, Meet Reality

    Sentencing Reform, Meet Reality
    The "sentencing reform" movement is mis-named.  It's actually a movement for widespread reduction of sentences for felons, and aims to achieve this objective in significant measure through one particular mechanism  --  scaling…
  • Jul 20

    Cafeteria Duty

    Cafeteria Duty
    Jess Bravin of the WSJ has this light-hearted look at the SCOTUS cafeteria and the traditional assignment of the junior justice to the governing committee.Justice Gorsuch arrives at the cafeteria as something of a stealth candidate. President…
Rank this Week: 137

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    TX DPS ends freebie crime-lab services for law enforcement

    TX DPS ends freebie crime-lab services for law enforcement
    Local governments complain near incessantly in Texas of "unfunded mandates" imposed on them by state government, but almost never acknowledge the unfunded mandates that operate in the other direction. For example, as Grits wrote in…
  • Jul 20

    What is the upshot of TDCJ heat litigation injunction?

    What is the upshot of TDCJ heat litigation injunction?
    Hard to know the full implications, yet, but the issuance of injunctive relief by a federal district judge in favor of inmates complaining of un-air-conditioned housing in TDCJ's Wallace Pack Unit surely changes the terms of debate…
  • Jul 19

    Don't eliminate field tests without tracking outcomes from officer discretion

    Don't eliminate field tests without tracking outcomes from officer discretion
    Cheap and unreliable field tests for drugs have caused hundreds of false convictions in Houston and elsewhere. But it's unclear if eliminating the tests will result in better outcomes. Officer discretion will likely be even more problematic…
Rank this Week: 69

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 276

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 814