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Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Sex Harassment in the Workplace: An Uptick in Cases, Awareness or Both?

    Sex Harassment in the Workplace: An Uptick in Cases, Awareness or Both?
    The last few weeks it seems that I’ve been reading about sexual harassment in the workplace issues a lot more. Here are a few examples: Gretchen Carlson sues Fox News’ Roger Ailes. Suit Says Managing Partner Pressured Female Staff…
  • Jul 12

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB
    By now, it’s really not a big surprise when the NLRB reverse course on a prior decision. This week, the NLRB did it again.  My colleague, Jarad Lucan, provides this quick update on temporary/contract employees being allowed to join…
  • Jul 11

    With Your Social Media Policy, It’s “Live” and “Go” Time

    With Your Social Media Policy, It’s “Live” and “Go” Time
    Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a social media policy I had reviewed several years ago.  (Check back to this post from 2008 to see how far we’ve really come.) In doing so, I was reminded — once again — how…
Rank this Week: 120

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Mystery Hawaiian Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 52 and Puts 14 in Hospital

    Mystery Hawaiian Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 52 and Puts 14 in Hospital
    The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a confirmed case of Hepatitis A in a food service employee at the ice cream specialty store, Baskin-Robbins, located at the... Continue Reading
  • Jul 9

    Hepatitis A Fear in Custer Pizza Work

    Hepatitis A Fear in Custer Pizza Work
    A case of hepatitis A has been reported in a food handler at the Pizza Works restaurant in Custer. The food handler worked shifts between June 19 and July 5.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 7

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak a Mystery

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak a Mystery
    AP reports that the Hawaii State Department of Health says an Oahu outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 31 confirmed cases. The department says staff members worked through the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 89

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 11

    Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.

    Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.
    The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project brought together a collective of academics and practitioners to write the “missing feminist judgments” in appellate cases which have shaped Irish and Northern Irish law. Beginning…
  • Jun 23

    The UN and the Eighth Amendment

    The UN and the Eighth Amendment
    This letter is cross-posted from today’s Irish Times. Sir, – The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Amanda Mellet’s right to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, her right to privacy, and her right to…
  • Jun 20

    Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability

    Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability
    On September 9th 2016, the Socio-Legal Research Centre, Dublin City University will host its biennial law and society conference. Following on from the success our inaugural conference on Judges, Law and the Irish Constitution in 2014, the…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Jul 7

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine

    Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Busine
    See my post in the ABA Journal. The post Associate Salary Increases May Be Bad Business appeared first on In Search of Perfect Client Service.
  • Jun 30

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice
    I feel like I am under assault. From CNN: Somebody else, who has never shown any regard for workers, has never fought on behalf of social justice issues … they don’t suddenly become a populist because they say something…
  • Jun 30

    These hourly rates are breathtaking

    These hourly rates are breathtaking
    Just read this: MoFo, which submitted its first monthly fee statement earlier this week, is serving as special renewable energy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors. The firm is seeking $641,212 in compensation for work…
Rank this Week: 83

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 6

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace
    Employees have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace that is based on their religious rights. Discrimination occurs when an employer makes a distinction that has the effect of excluding the employee, denying benefits, or…
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
Rank this Week: 94

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Jul 6

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court
    In a recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the court denied Grand Trunk Railroad’s Motion to Dismiss, holding that a plaintiff may pursue a Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) whistleblower…
  • Jul 6

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX
    The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) decision that found the following: Timothy Dietz reported violations of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes to his former…
  • Jul 1

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America
    In April 2016, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) settled a twenty-year dispute in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, United States Department of Labor v. Bank of America.  Judge Luis A.…
Rank this Week: 110

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
  • Jun 19

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering
    If your adversary is using a business entity to conceal assets from you, one thing to look for is trade-based money laundering. A June 2006 report by the Financial Action Task Force explains that trade-based laundering schemes can…
  • Jun 7

    Your Search For Assets Hidden Offshore

    Your Search For Assets Hidden Offshore
    When naming offshore havens for opening secret bank accounts, people usually mention Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, etc.  Meanwhile, bank accounts in almost any country can be put to work to hide & place assets…
Rank this Week: 84

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 30

    Williams faces uphill battle in fight with energy transfer

    Williams faces uphill battle in fight with energy transfer
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, June 30, 2016 It is going to be an uphill battle for Williams to show that this fine legal point matters given the fact-finding of the lower court judge and the penchant of the…
  • Jun 28

    DoJ weighs in on Apple, Samsung patent litigation

    DoJ weighs in on Apple, Samsung patent litigation
    Peter S. Menell quoted by Northern California Record, June 28, 2016 “Bottom line: The Supreme Court granted certiorari on the wrong issue,” Menell said. “It should have reviewed the functionality defense.”
  • Jun 28

    Palantir buyback plan shows need for new Silicon Valley pay system

    Palantir buyback plan shows need for new Silicon Valley pay system
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, June 28, 2016 Whatever the reason, Palantir’s offer comes at a time of great debate in Silicon Valley over employee compensation. Traditionally, workers received options on a…
Rank this Week: 121

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Jun 20

    Time (to Sue Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination) Stands Still

    Time (to Sue Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination) Stands Still
    One June 15 the Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture, a much anticipated decision to answer this question: can an employer and employee agree to shorten the time for the employee to sue under the NJ Law Against…
  • Feb 17

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!
    Late yesterday the UNited States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the claims of collegiate student-athletes who sought to be paid for their athletic activities on the theory that they are employees of the…
  • Dec 3

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court
    If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that statutes of limitation are laws (duly passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor) that set time limits for various kinds of cases to be filed.  Different…
Rank this Week: 105

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
Rank this Week: 119

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Jun 2

    California child support calculators and guideline

    California child support calculators and guideline
    Calculating guideline child support in California is, for the most part, a standardized procedure, but it can be difficult, drawn-out and a bit confusing. In an effort to simplify matters, this is an overview of how guideline child support is…
  • Mar 1

    Real California Divorce Papers – FREE

    Real California Divorce Papers – FREE
    Read California divorce papers written by trial lawyers paid up to $700 hourly to prepare in Legal Separation and Dissolution of Marriage cases filed in the Superior Court of California in Marin, Napa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra…
  • Feb 22

    How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download

    How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download
    Register now Free to Download this poster The post How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download appeared first on Helene L Taylor.
Rank this Week: 117

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 79

New Jersey Employment Attorneys…

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mashel Law, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 17

    NEW JERSEY HIGH COURT HOLDS THAT LAD PLAINTIFF CAN PROVE DISABILITY WITH TREATING PHYSICIAN TESTIMONY.

    NEW JERSEY HIGH COURT HOLDS THAT LAD PLAINTIFF CAN PROVE DISABILITY WITH TREATING PHYSICIAN TESTIMONY.
    Victims of disability discrimination no longer need to shoulder the burden and high expense of retaining a pricey medical expert to come to court to render an opinion establishing their physical, mental and/or emotional disability in…
  • Apr 14

    LITIGANT DENIED RELIEF DUE TO RUNNING OF STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    LITIGANT DENIED RELIEF DUE TO RUNNING OF STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
    The Statute of Limitations dictates the time period in which a plaintiff must file a lawsuit. Failure to file a complaint in court within the statute of limitations will forever bar your ability to file a lawsuit no matter how legitimate your…
  • Apr 7

    New Jersey Workers Are Free From Religious And Political Intimidation On The Job

    New Jersey Workers Are Free From Religious And Political Intimidation On The Job
    Your company is sponsoring a political fundraising luncheon for Donald Trump during work hours and makes clear your attendance is expected.  Must you attend?  How about if your boss insists that all members of the IT team he heads,…
Rank this Week: 77

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Worst Days for Driving Are Straight Ahead

    Worst Days for Driving Are Straight Ahead
    The holidays are right around the corner. While that brings good times with family and holiday cheer, it also brings some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. Remember to take extra care when you are driving on these days.
  • Nov 17

    Winter Weather Driving Safety

    Winter Weather Driving Safety
    It is time for winter weather driving again in Denver. Those slushy, snow-packed roads make getting to and from work and school more hazardous than normal. Be prepared this winter and have a safer cold weather driving season.
  • Oct 29

    Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treater

    Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treater
    Halloween is fast approaching. Time for all the little ghouls and super heroes and princesses to take to the streets. As you get ready to take your little ones out for this annual candy-achieving adventure, keep these safety tips in mind to…
Rank this Week: 115

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mold Habitability Standards for California Rental

    Mold Habitability Standards for California Rental
    November 7 2015California landlords should be aware that a new law starting January 1 2016is that Mold has been added to the list of habitability problemsNo obligation to repair until given notice or if a tenant fails to to keep property…
  • Nov 4

    California Smoke Alarm Reminder

    California Smoke Alarm Reminder
     November 4 2015Smoke Alarm Reminder for California LandlordsBeginning January 1, 2016Landlord shall install additional smoke alarms as needed, to insure that the smoke alarms are incompliance with current building  standards1) each…
  • Aug 13

    Small Claims Court California

    Small Claims Court California
    Having a dispute? One can file a claim up to $10,000 in California Superior Courts.Types of Disputes Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, vendor- vendee, money owedOne can visit the local court and often under forms file a simple application for…
Rank this Week: 92

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 107

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 109

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 116

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 85

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 88

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 101

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 96

Abogados-i

Abogados-i

Comunica al Derecho con la Sociedad.

http://www.abogados-i.com/
  • Oct 10

    Nuevo Código Civil y Comercial

    Nuevo Código Civil y Comercial
    Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación   texto completo octubre 2014 La Cámara de Diputados sancionó la reforma y unificación del Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación. El nuevo…
  • Oct 4

    Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación - Modificaciones Relevantes de la Reforma

    Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación - Modificaciones Relevantes de la Reforma
    Modificaciones relevantes del  Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación Octubre 2014 "Análisis de las principales modificaciones de la reforma, actualización y unificación de los Códigos Civil…
  • Sep 27

    Abogado VIP - Aplicación Android para Estudios Jurídico

    Abogado VIP - Aplicación Android para Estudios Jurídico
    Novedad enviada por:  Federico Fabián Elinger PROGRAMA PARA ADMINISTRACIÓN DE ESTUDIO JURÍDICO   Aplicación Android para Estudios Jurídicos Abogado VIP Hola, quiero compartir una…
Rank this Week: 114

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 102

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Jul 22

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 74

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 91

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
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Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
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Paralegal Hell

Paralegal Hell

http://paralegalhell.com/
  • Dec 22

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Happy Holidays everyone!  I am hoping to start blogging again soon, once we finish unpacking. Until then, enjoy this holiday poem.  Mrs. Roudolph is pissed.  Enjoy! Dear Husband, It is time that I must have my say, I’ve taken your shit…
  • Dec 9

    Christmas Came Early This Year

    Christmas Came Early This Year
                    Yesterday was a glorious day.  Apparently, my two boys stayed up late the night before and conspired for the both of them to go bat shit crazy at school “just for fun” on the same fucking day. Here is the…
  • Dec 6

    Christmas List 2011

    Christmas List 2011
                          Due to HSF and I buying a house, the cost of the move, etc. we sat our kids down and explained to them that Christmas is NOT going to be very big this year.  We suggested that they each pick four things that…
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New York Wrongful Death Lawyer…

New York Wrongful Death Lawyer Blog

Covers New York wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, hospital negligence, and medical malpractice. By Leland T. Williams.

http://www.newyorkwrongfuldeathlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

    Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order
    Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of "internal" Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot's qualifications to fly the…
  • Dec 13

    Flight 3407: Release of “Internal E-mails” to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

    Flight 3407: Release of “Internal E-mails” to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order
    Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of “internal” Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot’s…
  • Dec 10

    Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case

    Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case
    The Commonwealth of Virginia, on behalf of Virginia Tech University, settled a 2009 wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of student Daniel Kim, in Fairfax County Circuit Court. The gravamen of the case was the failure of the VTU…
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AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
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Nomination Watch

Nomination Watch

Covers judges who support women's rights. By the National Women's Law Center.

http://www.nominationwatch.org/
  • May 4

    Update

    Update
    NominationWatch.org is currently on hiatus until major developments in nominations occur. In the meantime, please visitWomenstake.org, NWLC's multi-issue blog. Please continue to come to here for archival information and resources on…
  • Mar 23

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?
    In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces Title VII, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment, ruled that an employer that does not cover prescription contraceptives in…
  • Feb 27

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .
    In Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education, in which the National Women’s Law Center represented plaintiff Roderick Jackson, the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that individuals are protected under Title IX if they are retaliated against for…
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Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 23

    Everything’s Back Up

    Everything’s Back Up
    We’ve completed our move into our new larger office. While the telephone and Internet were quickly moved and are working just fine, the fax line didn’t make it. It has finally made it’s way to our new office so we can now…
  • Jul 17

    We’re Moving

    We’re Moving
    Clayton Financial and Tax’s offices are moving this week. It is likely that phone and Internet will be down on Wednesday (July 20th) and Thursday (July 21st) during the move. Our new address is: Clayton Financial and Tax 1919 S Jones…
  • Jul 17

    Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’

    Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’
    Assume there’s a California LLC filing its final tax return, and it is owed a refund of (say) $900. You timely file the return and are surprised when you receive a check for $100 rather than $900. What happened? Years ago this occurred…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    Senate Bill Would Exempt Student Loans Discharged For Any Reason From Being Taxed As Income

    Senate Bill Would Exempt Student Loans Discharged For Any Reason From Being Taxed As Income
    Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced the Student Loan Tax Relief Act: The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt student loans…
  • Jul 23

    Amazon Enters Student Loan Busine

    Amazon Enters Student Loan Busine
    Wall Street Journal, Amazon Tiptoes Into Banking Business Through Student Loans: Amazon is stepping into the student-loan marketplace. The online retailer has entered into a partnership with San Francisco lender Wells Fargo in which the…
  • Jul 23

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1171

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1171
    The Politicization of Everything, The Weekly Standard (Aug. 1, 2016): Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent outburst against Donald Trump has been roundly criticized by people of all political stripes. Insofar as her comments suggested a…
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San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 327

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 23

    Article on Determinants of Nonprofit Corporate Compliance with Law

    Article on Determinants of Nonprofit Corporate Compliance with Law
    Brian D. Galle recently published an Article entitled, Corporate Compliance Without Enforcement?: Private Foundations and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: I…
  • Jul 22

    Estate Planning for Your Move to a New State

    Estate Planning for Your Move to a New State
    If you plan on moving to a new state, then you need to consider the new state’s rules governing your estate planning documents and taxes. Before moving to a new state, you should meet with your estate planning attorney to...
  • Jul 22

    Article on the Effect of Obergefell v. Hodges in Estate Planning

    Article on the Effect of Obergefell v. Hodges in Estate Planning
    Gerry W. Beyer recently published an Article entitled, Estate Planning Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges, Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: One year ago,…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
  • Jul 22

    The peculiar Mr. Pence (and the notion of "conscience")

    The peculiar Mr. Pence (and the notion of "conscience")
    Two other things are worth noting about the strange ticket embraced by the Republican Party.  First, Trump, though acknowledging and appreciating his support from Evangelicals, didn't even both to pretend that he himself takes religion…
  • Jul 22

    Donald Trump as anti-conservative (and anti-constitutionalist) authoritarian

    Donald Trump as anti-conservative (and anti-constitutionalist) authoritarian
    There is so much that one could say about last night's fear-filled diatribe.  No FDR there!  If we're not already fearful, we ought to be!  Fortunately, though, there's a would-be authoritarian leader who is volunteering to…
Rank this Week: 149

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Jul 23

    Atlanta LGBT Nightclub Owners Evaluate Security, Patron Safety

    Atlanta LGBT Nightclub Owners Evaluate Security, Patron Safety
    Several Atlanta LGBT nightclub owners are reevaluating security efforts to deter crime and protect patrons in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. The AJC reports, “[a]fter the deadliest American mass shooting took…
  • Jul 19

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Lithonia Restaurant Robbery

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Lithonia Restaurant Robbery
    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Lithonia Restaurant Robbery Did negligent security contribute to this restaurant shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a…
  • Jul 16

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot at Smyrna Motel

    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot at Smyrna Motel
    Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot at Smyrna Motel Did negligent security contribute to this motel shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.…
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Informal Admonition For Switching Sides In Divorce Case

    Informal Admonition For Switching Sides In Divorce Case
    The District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel has informally admonished an attorney who engaged in a conflict of interest by representing the husband in a divorce case after a consultation with the wife. You met with W for about...
  • Jul 22

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest
    The Illinois Review Board finds that no misconduct was proven and recommends that ethics charges be dismissed in a matter involving an attorney already suspended in an unrelated matter. This matter arises out of the Administrator's one-count…
  • Jul 22

    "Silly" Contempt

    "Silly" Contempt
    An attorney's resignation was accepted by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In September 2015, the Committee brought 20 charges against respondent alleging that he committed professional misconduct by, inter…
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On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 145

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 23

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation
    It looks like the Fifth Circuit is becoming increasingly isolated. After the Supreme Court decided Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo, 544 US 336 (2005), a circuit split developed as to how plaintiffs can satisfy the element of loss…
  • Jul 22

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic
    As loyal readers may have noticed, I am excited about the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio. While the Olympics is sure to be heavily watched, the Games are not that lucrative for many of the participants. The average Olympian...
  • Jul 22

    Thank You Letter

    Thank You Letter
    Following on Joan's excellent post about networking letters, I wanted to share a few words about thank you letters. Attorney Kyle Westaway organizes "thank yous" into four levels: Level 1 — Email saying thanks for the time and…
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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 22

    A Quick Look At Roth IRAs, Roth 401(k)s & The Man Responsible For Both

    A Quick Look At Roth IRAs, Roth 401(k)s & The Man Responsible For Both
    William Victor "Bill" Roth Jr. would have been 95 today. Roth was a World War II veteran, a lawyer, a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator but is best known for creating the Roth IRA.
  • Jul 22

    No More Gotcha: Bill Would Exempt Student Loan Forgiveness From Tax

    No More Gotcha: Bill Would Exempt Student Loan Forgiveness From Tax
    As student loan debt continues to grow, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have introduced the Student Loan Tax Relief Act which would exempt discharged student loans from being taxed as income.
  • Jul 20

    The Side Hustle With Pokémon GO: What You Need To Know

    The Side Hustle With Pokémon GO: What You Need To Know
    Pokémon GO has been downloaded an estimated 30 million times since its release. The amount of money being spent is mind-boggling with millions being generated every day. Not surprisingly, entrepreneurs are looking for ways to crack the…
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