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Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Mar 30

    Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employer

    Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employer
    The City of Austin, Texas has joined the long list of municipalities nationally that have adopted ordinances restricting employers ability to make inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background and to act on that…
  • Mar 22

    HR Directors Beware: You Too Can be Sued for FMLA Violation

    HR Directors Beware: You Too Can be Sued for FMLA Violation
    A recent case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals should remind HR Directors (and supervisors) to be particularly vigilant in handling employee FMLA leaves of absence. In Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, the…
  • Mar 17

    From the Archives: Spring Break Edition II

    From the Archives: Spring Break Edition II
    In today’s From the Archives: Spring Break Edition, we go back to a 2011 post to remind employers why it is a good idea for managers and supervisors to stick to a neutral reference policy when providing employment…
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 11

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016
    Several panels related to legal technology are being presented at SXSW 2016 Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, 11-20 March 2016: Crowdsourcing Policy: Changing Constituents to Changemakers Fighting Injustice with Trickle-Up Innovation Fighting…
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
Rank this Week: 91

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 85

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Feb 22

    Inter Vivos Transfers and Indispensable Partie

    Inter Vivos Transfers and Indispensable Partie
    A decedent’s estate was not an indispensable party to a civil action seeking to invalidate inter vivos transfers for undue influence. Parker v. Parker, — So.3d — (Fla. 4th DCA 2016) (41 Fla. L. Weekly D310a) The Decedent,…
  • Jan 20

    RETROACTIVE DUE PROCESS IN PROBATE

    RETROACTIVE DUE PROCESS IN PROBATE
    Typically, when the Supreme Court of the United States announces a new Rule of Federal Constitutional Law dealing with due process, the new Rules are applied retroactively.  However, Florida probate courts are left with the power and…
  • Jan 5

    Will Substitutes in Florida

    Will Substitutes in Florida
    THE CONFUSING LAW OF WILL SUBSTITUTES “Many legal doctrines today appear jarringly, carelessly, almost randomly out of harmony with one another.  The chaos has gone largely undetected and hence, has continued to swirl…
Rank this Week: 96

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 70

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 78

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 6

    For being a loyal customer, we would like…

    For being a loyal customer, we would like to reward you with a $50 gift from CVS. Claim Your Free Gift Here Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com
  • Nov 4

    RE:Your Application

    RE:Your Application
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Rank this Week: 102

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 75

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog's owners were negligent for allowing their dog to roam…
  • Apr 21

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak
    All Blue Bell ice cream products have been recalled including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen products in 23 states after the company has not been able to pinpoint the cause of Listeria contamination in some of it's…
  • Apr 14

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck
    Vanessa and Josh Ellis, of Bonney Lake, and their 8-month old baby son were killed Monday night when a slab of concrete fell from a Highway 410 overpass and struck their motor vehicle crushing it. Construction workers were working to install…
Rank this Week: 104

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
Rank this Week: 105

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 99

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 84

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 86

L'OBSERVATOIRE DU DROIT PANAMEEN…

L'OBSERVATOIRE DU DROIT PANAMEEN ET DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL

Covers Panama law (in French).

http://maitrejulia.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Patent Circle

Patent Circle

Covers patent news, particularly from India.

http://patentcircle.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013
    The confirmed speakers for Pharma IPR 2013 taking place from 10-12 April at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India are as follows: Jeffrey Alan Hovden, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (USA) Sri K Sankaran,…
  • Jan 17

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi
    ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP counsels though private practitioners…
  • Jan 17

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai
    CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries including Brazil, China,…
Rank this Week: 67

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 72

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois trucking and car accident cases, news and issues. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 88

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 82

The PSLRA Nugget

The PSLRA Nugget

Covers securities class action case law. By Christopher S. Jones.

http://pslranugget.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home
    Please update your bookmarks, as the PSLRA Nugget is moving to a new easier to remember website address.  Also if you are getting this by email, and you would like to continue getting it that way, you just need to go to
  • Feb 2

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)
    OK, you know who you are.  The serial page extension requesters.  But Judge, we have to have 100 pages to explain it.  I know, I know, we've all done it.  And yes I agree sometimes it's necessary.  But District Judge Joy Flowers Conti…
  • Mar 18

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking
    What's that? You thought Tellabs banned confidential witnesses? Well, let's not get carried away here, as there's certainly at least two ways to read that opinion. Of course, after the 7th Circuit decided Higginbotham v. Baxter, it was…
Rank this Week: 59

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 204

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 3

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"
    I'm making this brief return to Prawfs (thanks Howard!) to plug an article by Christopher Schmidt and me on the issue of Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. The issue got a lot of play earlier in the primary season when Donald…
  • May 3

    Signing off

    Signing off
    It has been fun being a guest blogger, but also harder than I had anticipated. Perhaps I just chose a bad time. My guest blogging has coincided with the end of the semester and I have had far more students than usual seeking appointments to…
  • May 3

    Why Endemic Corruption Actually Isn't Just Like a Toilet

    Why Endemic Corruption Actually Isn't Just Like a Toilet
    Hey folks, great to be visiting again. I work on anti-corruption stuff -- fitting, through the end of this Supreme Court term, for a law school located in Virginia. And I've got a couple specific arguments I'm going to try on you this month.…
Rank this Week: 206

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 244

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 178

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 182

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for retail employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 3

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    Retailers should note that the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) has just released a new Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) poster and The Employer’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave…
  • Apr 26

    DOJ Launches New Online Resource Regarding Accessible Technology Issue

    DOJ Launches New Online Resource Regarding Accessible Technology Issue
    While many continue to wait with growing impatience for the U.S. Department of Justice to finally issue regulations governing website accessibility for businesses under Title III of the ADA, DOJ has just launched a new online resource for…
  • Apr 25

    NLRB Argues “Misclassification” of Independent Contractors Is Unfair Labor Practice

    NLRB Argues “Misclassification” of Independent Contractors Is Unfair Labor Practice
    Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “NLRB Argues…
Rank this Week: 240

North Carolina Product Liability…

North Carolina Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Clay Hodges of Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP.

http://www.northcarolinaproductliabilitylawyer.com/
  • May 3

    Bard IVC Filter Statute of Limitations Court Decision Victory for Injured People

    Bard IVC Filter Statute of Limitations Court Decision Victory for Injured People
    I would chalk up this court decision as a victory for any injured person dealing with the C.R. Bard IVC filter. I would also chalk up the decision as yet another example of the complexities of handling statutes of limitations in defective…
  • Apr 27

    Your Product Liability Case and the (Dreaded) Statute of Limitation

    Your Product Liability Case and the (Dreaded) Statute of Limitation
    The statute of limitations can be the strongest defense a product manufacturer will bring to defend itself and avoid paying money in a product liability lawsuit. It can be deadly to your medical device or drug case. The problem is,…
  • Apr 19

    $8.9 Million Stripped by Judge From Plaintiff in Wright Conserve Hip Case

    $8.9 Million Stripped by Judge From Plaintiff in Wright Conserve Hip Case
    A lawsuit can be a minefield. For one, it can go on for years. And in that time opposing counsel can (and will) challenge a person’s lawsuit in large and small ways. By large I mean bringing “dispositive motions,” which are…
Rank this Week: 299

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 189

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • May 3

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016
    In 2015, the workers’ compensation blogger community was saddened by LexisNexis’ decision to discontinue its top blogs awards. However Bob Wilson and some like-minded cohorts decided that need not be the end of a good thing. In an…
  • Apr 19

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation
    CMS has revised their pre-solicitation for the WCRC contract with the following statement: ATTENTION: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008 PRE-SOLICITATION notice has been updated as follows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has…
  • Apr 18

    Additional Updates to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Additional Updates to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide was just issued today.  The revised guide, version 2.5, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide has two minor updates, both of which CMS has been addressing in the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 193

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 3

    Custody Failure Pinned On the Gatekeeper

    Custody Failure Pinned On the Gatekeeper
    I remember the SFX case because the CCO was charged for compliance failures. Now the auditors of SFX have been been charged for their failures. SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises is wholly-owned by Live Nation Entertainment and…
  • Apr 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 29
    I’m back from vacation and have a big stack of compliance-related stories to read. These are some of them. Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails by Jesse Eisinger in Pro Publica James Kidney, a…
  • Apr 20

    The Only Game In Town

    The Only Game In Town
    I’m getting caught up on reading while on April vacation. I just finished The Only Game in Town by Mohamed A. El-Erian. The book is an exploration of central banks in the economy. The brilliant Mr. El-Erian sees a coming crisis. One…
Rank this Week: 304

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 3, 2016 at 6:05am PDTA last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy.For…
  • May 2

    Should law firms really be on social media?

    Should law firms really be on social media?
    Join our discussion tomorrow on Blab at 12:00 noon.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 2, 2016 at 7:08am PDT Featuring Sandra Bekhor @Sandra_Bekhor, Kim McLaughlin @LyraComm, and Joy Yusi of @wiselaw - Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our…
  • May 2

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 2, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 2, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Lawyers, are you committed to your marketing plan? Should #lawyers be on social media? #BLAB on Tuesday @ noon w/ @sandra_bekhor, @LyraComm, and Joy Yusi of @wiselawOntario…
Rank this Week: 166

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 187

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 296

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 3

    Florida Lawyer as Registered Agent

    Florida Lawyer as Registered Agent
    Under Florida law, the registered agent for a company does not have to be a lawyer, accountant, or service company. The registered agent could be an officer or director of the company. That would make sense because it would help make…
  • Apr 28

    Tort or Torte

    Tort or Torte
    Which one is the dessert your favorite aunt made last year? A tort or torte?  According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a tort is a legal wrong committed on a person or his property. Torte, on the other hand, is…
  • Apr 26

    New Miami Anti-Money Laundering Regulation

    New Miami Anti-Money Laundering Regulation
    Outrageous money laundering happens in cash-based Florida real estate transactions. This has sparked some new Miami anti-money laundering regulations that affect everyone. As of March 1, 2016, real estate settlement agents…
Rank this Week: 229

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 3

    JSO officer charged with theft charges, but will not face sex charges in Duval County

    JSO officer charged with theft charges, but will not face sex charges in Duval County
    A Jacksonville police officer is facing several criminal charges stemming from separate alleged incidents.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, the officer of fourteen years is charged with grand theft, petit theft and…
  • Apr 29

    Jacksonville police officer terminated after battering a handcuffed woman

    Jacksonville police officer terminated after battering a handcuffed woman
    A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police officer has been fired after being arrested for beating a woman in custody, according to an article in the Florida Times Union.  The officer was at the base of the jail in the intake area with…
  • Apr 25

    Jacksonville man arrested after child in his custody passes away

    Jacksonville man arrested after child in his custody passes away
    A man is being held in the Pretrial Detention Facility after being charged with aggravated child abuse in Jacksonville.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the mother of the child left her boyfriend, the accused, home…
Rank this Week: 242

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 3

    EEOC: Bathroom Access Rights Guaranteed By Title VII

    EEOC: Bathroom Access Rights Guaranteed By Title VII
    Last fall, I raised the issue of bathroom access for employees that corresponds with their gender identity. The issue, however, that seems to get the most press is restroom access. Indeed, we’re now getting federal guidance on how…
  • Apr 26

    Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employer

    Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employer
    Over the years in the employment law “blawgosphere” (isn’t there a better term by now?), I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with and conferring with several other attorneys who blog. One of those is Jeff Nowak, whose…
  • Apr 25

    Thoughts on Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation, Despite Inaction by Congre

    Thoughts on Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation, Despite Inaction by Congre
    Last week, as part of my work with the American Bar Association, I had the opportunity to meet with all of Connecticut’s Representatives and Senators in Washington, D.C.  Most were available in person, while I met with senior staff…
Rank this Week: 124

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 3

    Turley’s War on the Skies (and everywhere else)

    Turley’s War on the Skies (and everywhere else)
    What sort of whiny terrorist sympathizer would complain about waiting three hours on a TSA security line, just because they’ve yet to stop any terrorist ever?  What about the children? You have likely been reading about the…
  • May 3

    Rule 41, When Any Judge Will Do

    Rule 41, When Any Judge Will Do
    The concept of geographical jurisdiction of Magistrate Judges will be a faint memory if Chief Justice John Roberts gets his way. He’s forwarded proposed changes to Congress to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal…
  • May 2

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric
    At Cato At Liberty, Walter Olson raises a vexing problem that often flies under everyone’s radar. There’s a “legal system” for corporations that’s largely distinct from the one regular folks get to see, or even…
Rank this Week: 113

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 3

    Pay CNAs Their True Value

    Pay CNAs Their True Value
    The Boston Globe had a great editorial on the lack of pay for nursing home caregivers related to their true value. CNAs who provide 95% of the direct care to most nursing home residents only get paid on average $11-an-hour in…
  • May 2

    No. 3 killer in the U.S.: Preventable Medical Error

    No. 3 killer in the U.S.: Preventable Medical Error
    HealthcareITNews reported the sad but predictable report showing that deaths caused by medical mistakes is at an all time high.  Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and…
  • May 1

    Scabs Paid More Than What Protestors Are Requesting

    Scabs Paid More Than What Protestors Are Requesting
    Hundreds of protesters demonstrating outside Consulate Health Care’s properties claim that the $11-an-hour wage they make is barely enough to pay her bills.  Consulate is a profitable nationwide nursing-home chain.…
Rank this Week: 264

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Don't Stand By

    Don't Stand By
    Earlier this year WorkCompCentral published "The Uncompensated Worker: Financial Impact of Work Comp on Households" which reviewed from a very broad perspective the effect an industrial injury has on the prototypical American blue collar…
  • May 2

    Why Work Comp

    Why Work Comp
    Along with changing its image and brand, the International Association of Industrial Accidents Boards and Commissions (aka IAIABC as part of its brand identity realignment) is publishing a new magazine that it says should challenge…
  • Apr 29

    It's That Simple

    It's That Simple
    Just yesterday I posted about Texas attorney fees and the debate in that state about adequacy.And I previously I opined that 2016 was the year of Comp versus Constitution.The Florida Supreme Court yesterday blended the two, finding that…
Rank this Week: 132

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 224

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • May 3

    Latest twist on standard of review in Aarhus case

    Latest twist on standard of review in Aarhus case
    R (o.t.a. Dilner) v. Sheffield City Council [2016] EWHC 945 (Admin), Gilbart J, 27 April 2016, read judgment A quick note on the latest Aarhus Convention point to come before the domestic courts. In November 2015, I…
  • May 3

    Hillsborough and Human Rights – The Round-up

    Hillsborough and Human Rights – The Round-up
    In the news The families of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough in 1989 have been vindicated at last, following a 27-year long fight for justice. An inquest jury has returned a conclusion of “unlawful killing”, in a damning…
  • Apr 28

    Ex-pats challenge to the EU referendum voting rule

    Ex-pats challenge to the EU referendum voting rule
    Schindler and MacLennan v. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016] EWHC 957, Divisional Court 28 April 2016 – read judgment An interesting, albeit…
Rank this Week: 266

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
Rank this Week: 261

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 3

    Argentinian Telecoms (and Credit Cards) Ordered to Block UBER App

    Argentinian Telecoms (and Credit Cards) Ordered to Block UBER App
    Argentina is in the midst of an inflamed debate on the lawfulness of UBER services. The last stage of the UBER affair—previously visiting cities like Milan or Paris—occurred in Buenos Aires. Finally, a number of orders from…
  • Apr 26

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Commissions, Boards, Working Groups and Task Force

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Commissions, Boards, Working Groups and Task Force
    States have reacted to increased concern about cyber threats and cyber security in numerous ways.  They've created new security organizations to do analysis and outreach.  They've created plans and procedures to respond to cyber…
  • Apr 20

    DMCA Classic, DMCA Turbo: Major new empirical research on notice and takedown operation

    DMCA Classic, DMCA Turbo: Major new empirical research on notice and takedown operation
    Good data about Notice and Takedown can be hard to find. Jennifer Urban and Laura Quilter’s seminal 2006 study has long been the gold standard, combining rigorous number-crunching with what must have been incredibly tedious substantive…
Rank this Week: 272

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 3

    C. Botulinum, a Nasty Bug

    C. Botulinum, a Nasty Bug
    Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Unlike Clostridium perfringens, which requires the ingestion of large…
  • Apr 25

    Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish Recalled

    Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish Recalled
    Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish and Bream Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause…
  • Apr 24

    Salmonella Recall: Organic Spiced Herbal Tea

    Salmonella Recall: Organic Spiced Herbal Tea
    CVS Pharmacy® announced today that it has voluntarily recalled select cases of Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea following notification from the manufacturer that the product is potentially contaminated…
Rank this Week: 167

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 2

    Amici Support Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Amici Support Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa
    By Donald Zuhn –- In response to Sequenom's March 21 petition for certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit's decision in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. (see "Sequenom Petitions for Certiorari"), a total…
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric
    By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 16142) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that new patent quality metrics were being designed for use in FY2017 and that the Office…
  • May 1

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 4, 2016 - "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) May 4, 2016 - "Protection 360: The interplay between patent protection, licensing, and trade secret…
Rank this Week: 271

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 2

    High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drug

    High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drug
    Synthetic drugs are causing a real dilemma for states striving to enforce laws against driving under the influence. Depending on the type of drug a driver uses to get high, prosecutors can find it next to impossible to obtain a DUI…
  • Apr 29

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three
    There’s often some sense of relief when a driver convicted of multiple deaths due to DUI in Los Angeles goes to jail; at least that person will be off the road for a few years. But in Anderson County, South Carolina, a recent DUI…
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
Rank this Week: 319