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South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Bobby Gilbert Reminds You of Who?

    Bobby Gilbert Reminds You of Who?
    No no no no, not citrus canker.I want to say Woody's best friend in Manhattan, turns out the guy's name is Michael Murphy?You know, that kind of smart, quiet, almost regal egghead bearing.Is there someone else?  I know there's…
  • Jun 21

    3d DCA Watch -- As the General Hospital Turns Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- As the General Hospital Turns Edition!
    Yada yada yada various denizens in the Bunker emitted this very timely written utterance:summary judgments require there by no genuine issues of material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.I'm paraphrasing!Young…
  • Jun 20

    Flippers Who Care!

    Flippers Who Care!
    When it comes to flipping, I can't think of anything more important today than flipping GA06. #voteyourOssoffAbigail and John Pilger call themselves fiscal conservatives. They’ve voted for House Republican candidates for decades. Both…
Rank this Week: 91

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 92

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a collision which aggravated long-standing pre-existing health complications. In today’s case (Cheema v. Khan) the Plaintiff…
  • Jun 8

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”
    Reasons were released today by the BC Court of Appeal criticizing  the phrase ‘crumbling skull’ and spelling out the analysis a Court must take when dealing with non tort related causes to a Plaintiff’s position. In the…
  • Jun 6

    “Partisan” Experts Criticized and Rejected by BC Supreme Court

    “Partisan” Experts Criticized and Rejected by BC Supreme Court
    Adding to this site’s archives of judicial criticism of expert evidence, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting the evidence of two experts the court found gave evidence in…
Rank this Week: 95

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 93

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 94

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jun 22

    Millennials Are Using Public Libraries More Than Any Other Generation

    Millennials Are Using Public Libraries More Than Any Other Generation
    “Most likely to prioritize avocado toast over home ownership. Most likely to hate cereal. Millennials get stuck with the most grating superlatives, but according to a Pew Research Center report from last fall, they’re getting a…
  • Jun 22

    To boost libraries, N.J. lawmakers push $125M bond issue

    To boost libraries, N.J. lawmakers push $125M bond issue
    “New Jersey lawmakers, seeking to help public libraries stay relevant, are pushing for additional funding for new building and technology upgrades to lure people to visit for more services than just books to take home. A bill that…
  • Jun 21

    Avid readers take on big job of building little librarie

    Avid readers take on big job of building little librarie
    “Teens from Burbank and surrounding communities have come together this summer to build three Little Free Libraries in a project run by the Burbank Public Library. Once completed, each will be placed in locations throughout the city and…
Rank this Week: 97

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 20

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale
    It's on sale for about 1/3 off! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 19

    Free speech victory

    Free speech victory
    In Lee v Tam, SCOTUS affirms and holds that disparagement provision of the trademark laws is unconstitutional. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 19, 2017 An unusually clear refutation from SCOTUS of... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 19

    Some thoughts on present discontent

    Some thoughts on present discontent
    It's kind of a depressing time, isn't it. There's no obvious end game for all the legal wrangling in DC that would be acceptable to a majority of the country. Any outcome that would make liberals... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 96

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 98

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 15

    ICC Appeals Chamber Says A War Crime Does Not Have to Violate IHL

    ICC Appeals Chamber Says A War Crime Does Not Have to Violate IHL
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller One of the most basic assumption of ICL is that an act cannot be a war crime unless it violates a rule of international humanitarian law (IHL). Article 6(b) of the London Charter criminalised…
  • Jun 11

    Comparing U.S. Strategies in Constructing Cybernorms with China

    Comparing U.S. Strategies in Constructing Cybernorms with China
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’ve got a new draft article up on SSRN (you can download it here) entitled China and the U.S. Strategic Construction of Cybernorms: the Process is the Product.  It was written for a really great…
  • Jun 10

    Dear Secretary Tillerson (and the World Media): Qatar is NOT Under a “Blockade”

    Dear Secretary Tillerson (and the World Media): Qatar is NOT Under a “Blockade”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Longtime readers of this blog may have noticed that one of my pet peeves is the incorrect usage of international legal terms in public and diplomatic discourse.  Hence, Israel did NOT commit…
Rank this Week: 99

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Why "Better Call Saul" Is Better @Acculturated

    Why "Better Call Saul" Is Better @Acculturated
    Rachel DiCarlo Currie considers whether Better Call Saul is the "best--and most morally sound--show on television." Her verdict--guilty. More here from Acculturated. 
  • Jun 20

    Forthcoming: The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700 @ArsScripta @maksdelmar @OUPAcademic @ChrisVVarren

    Forthcoming: The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700 @ArsScripta @maksdelmar @OUPAcademic @ChrisVVarren
    Now available on Google Books (before it's available for purchase): The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700 (Lorna Hutson, ed., OUP, 2017).   Available July 22.This volume contains amazing essays from leading…
  • Jun 20

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel @nyulaw @HUJILaw

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel @nyulaw @HUJILaw
    Akiva A. Miller, New York University School of Law; Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, has published The Law of Time Travel. Here is the abstract. Even as time machines remain as fictional as ever, time-travel stories hold…
Rank this Week: 100

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 22

    Pot and Auto Accident

    Pot and Auto Accident
    Solomon Banda reports for AP:A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that…
  • Jun 22

    Materiality

    Materiality
    Today's theme out of the United States Supreme Court is materiality.  If you describe what happened and people look puzzled and ask "So what?" you have a materiality issue.Maslenjak v. United States, No. 16-309, involves the crime of…
  • Jun 21

    Religious Foundations of Criminal Justice Policy

    Religious Foundations of Criminal Justice Policy
    As my last post makes clear, I do not believe religion ought directly dictate secular criminal justice policy.  I am very much of the view, however, that it is the moral anchor of many people's view of wrongdoing, error, punishment...
Rank this Week: 103

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 20

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital
    Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television…
  • Jun 19

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!
    The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely…
  • Jun 16

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case
    Guest post by Josh Landau, Patent Counsel for CCIA It seems like a truly simple question to answer: where is an act of infringement committed?  And it’s one that became more important after TC Heartland’s decision that…
Rank this Week: 101

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA & JNC STAYS VERY BUSY .......

    NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA & JNC STAYS VERY BUSY .......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA ..... GOVERNOR SCOTT STAYS BUSY SIGNING BILLS INTO LAW .....SB 118 - CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS:Any person or entity engaged in the business of publishing through a publicly accessible print or electronic…
  • Jun 14

    REGJB REGULAR INDICTED

    REGJB REGULAR INDICTED
    Sam Konell, a REGJB regular has been indicted for health care fraud. Article here. Sorry for slow blogging. In trial. It's hot here in Phoenix...but not for us...just the AUSAs.From the DOJ press release:The indictment alleges…
  • Jun 9

    THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE

    THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE
    The Miami legal community lost two very different lawyers this week. Naphtali Wacks was murdered by a reckless driver who rammed his car into the back of Wacks' car as he drove to work. We can't help but think that Naphtali woke up…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 106

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 105

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • May 25

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?
    After going through an accident that ends up with injuries, the victim will never know the full extent of their damages until some time has passed after the accident. Even if a person believes that their injury was minor, they could suffer…
  • May 5

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?
    Many people might find it difficult to go seek help for a mental disorder that they may have. Obtaining a diagnosis is the first step in receiving treatment. Going to a physician’s office may be the first step, but not the last.…
  • Apr 10

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case
    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and…
Rank this Week: 107

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 104

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 108

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jun 21

    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit

    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit
    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit. John Guerra, from Torrance California claims that the Ethicon Physiomesh patch used in his hernia repair causes severe health risks and complications. According to Guerra, he…
  • Jun 14

    Cook IVC Filters Injury claims on the rise

    Cook IVC Filters Injury claims on the rise
    Cook IVC Filters Injury claims are on the rise, the personal injury and product liability lawsuits continue to pile up, with no end in sight. Injured folks allege that the Cook company’s blood-clot filters failed catastrophically…
  • May 12

    Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing premature hip failure

    Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing premature hip failure
    Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing premature hip failure. Many metal hip manufacturers have been under fire for the past decade over the premature failure of their metal on metal hip designs. Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing…
Rank this Week: 110

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 109

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.robertkreisman.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 113

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 22

    Words matter

    Words matter
    Words are almost everything in a trademark registration, notwithstanding that one drawing.  Stick with me.  It’s going to get a little esoteric — not to say woolly — but hey,...
  • Jun 20

    The Slants: Denouement

    The Slants: Denouement
    Victory has a hundred fathers https://t.co/G9Z7QOVH8l — Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse) June 19, 2017 Now let’s name some of them.  Because while I have many thoughts and learned many things...
  • Jun 14

    Gene Simmons gives the fingers to the PTO

    Gene Simmons gives the fingers to the PTO
    Yes, it’s another pop star seeking to assert digital trademark rights. This time it’s senior citizen Gene Simmons of Kiss: If you were wondering, The mark consists of a hand...
Rank this Week: 111

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 112

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 114

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jun 1

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum
          While in the White House, Donald Trump’s personal twitter timeline, @realDonaldTrump, remains a key method by which he communicates with the public. He uses it to conduct foreign policy, to urge specific action by…
  • Apr 26

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again
    Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger et al., a case I wrote about way back in 2012 involving the scope of sanctions (including attorney’s fees) available when a party to a lawsuit…
  • Mar 19

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
    Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He…
Rank this Week: 115

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 116

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 117

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 121

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?
    The USPTO refused registration of  GOLDENBERRY, finding the applied-for mark to be merely descriptive of "fresh fruits." Applicant appealed, arguing that its fruit is yellow, not golden, and is properly called “Gooseberry” or…
  • Jun 21

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of VAGISAN for various feminine hygiene products, finding no likelihood of confusion with the registered mark VAGISIL for overlapping products. The Board, relying on proof of applicant's…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Declares Disparagement Provision of Section 2(a) Unconstitutional

    Supreme Court Declares Disparagement Provision of Section 2(a) Unconstitutional
    In case you haven't heard, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the disparagement provision of Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act is facially unconstitutional because it violates the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment. "It offends a…
Rank this Week: 120

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 31

    What is meditation exactly?

    What is meditation exactly?
    I started seriously meditating about three years ago, so I feel like I can now confidently explain what meditation is. Basically, it’s a skill that you can learn (and then improve upon) by regular training. So what is the…
  • Dec 23

    Lotta love

    Lotta love
    I wish more people understood the meaning behind this song (and I wish I could play & sing it better 😉
  • Dec 16

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it
    Some people talk a lot about winning. What is it they think is being “won”? And —more importantly— how are they going to win? What’s their approach? Some people are arrogant and reckless. Others have dignity…
Rank this Week: 122

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 119

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning…

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Julie Garber.

http://wills.about.com/
  • May 31

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog
    Listen up Wills & Estate Planning Blog readers - my blog has moved to a new location with a new name: Common Sense Estate Planning Blog. My About.com blogs aren't going away, they're just being transitioned into articles that will still…
  • May 27

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?
    For certain beneficiaries of an estate or trust (you know who you are), the first question they want answered is when they can expect to receive their inheritance - cash is preferred, but a check will do just fine, thank you. What these…
  • May 21

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?
    One of my roles as a former estate planning attorney and current trust officer for a private bank is to insure that my clients' estate plans meet their ever-changing estate planning goals. One question that private bank clients bring up on a…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 125

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    China Bribery. Not Smart and Not Necessary.

    China Bribery. Not Smart and Not Necessary.
    Earlier this week I gave a talk before the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Cleveland. One of the things I talked about was how it is wrong to contend that contracts are not needed in China because of court corruption. I talked of how most…
  • Jun 20

    China Payment Risk

    China Payment Risk
    We are frequently contacted by foreigners who want advice on “how to get money out of China”. Usually the questions concern the purchase of assets like real estate or stock and other securities by a Chinese entity. The standard…
  • Jun 19

    Grey Market Goods and China, Part One

    Grey Market Goods and China, Part One
    In this projected 4-part series we’ll take a closer look at grey market goods and China. In part 1, we’ll consider what grey market goods are and why manufacturers get so worked up about them. In part 2, we’ll look at how…
Rank this Week: 130

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 128

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 123

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Jun 14

    Vanilla. Tastes good, but it’s a bad way to market.

    Vanilla. Tastes good, but it’s a bad way to market.
    If you spend any time reading law firm websites, you soon come to one conclusion: all of them were written by the same person.  We know this because all law firms say the same things–best schools, best lawyers, client-focused,…
  • Jun 14

    Law firms lose clients because of poor client service. What do they do about it?

    Law firms lose clients because of poor client service. What do they do about it?
    Truth be told, nothing.  Well, at least nothing of consequence.  Oh sure, there is the occasional in-house program on client service and websites are edited to talk about the firm’s commitment to client service.  But if…
  • Jun 13

    A seminar on the cost of 6 minute

    A seminar on the cost of 6 minute
    Really?  I just received an invitation to a seminar that stresses that the average attorney bills 6 minutes per day less than they did two years ago. Six minutes a day! According to this invitation, that costs firms more than…
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InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Jun 1

    Texas Eliminates Enterprise Risk Report Small Insurer Exemption

    Texas Eliminates Enterprise Risk Report Small Insurer Exemption
    With the adoption of new legislation supported by the Texas Department of Insurance, Texas has formally eliminated its $300 million minimum premium volume exemption from otherwise required Enterprise Risk Report filings for Texas licensed…
  • May 26

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation
    The Texas Legislature has passed legislation authorizing domestic surplus lines insurance companies in Texas, which may lead to an influx of new insurance company applications for licensure and redomestication to Texas applications as insurer…
  • May 22

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session
    The following are summaries some of the key legislative bills that the Georgia General Assembly adopted in its 2017 legislative regular session that affect the insurance industry. The 2017 legislative session, which ended on March 30, 2017,…
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Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    No Handmaid's Tale Here

    No Handmaid's Tale Here
    But maybe you should take a look at the latest member of the UN's Women's Rights Council- Saudi Arabia. https://thewriterinblack.com/2017/05/04/the-handmaids-tale/______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs & Stepover
  • Apr 30

    Liberal Fascism

    Liberal Fascism
    It is not just a Jonah Goldberg bookntitle and warning. It is here, now. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-free-speech-kass-0430-20170428-column.html______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs &…
  • Apr 6

    Ooops.....

    Ooops.....
    People in glass houses should not throw stones. I wonder how many of the other Senators have equal pay between their male and female staff?…
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Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 1

    Ex-fire chief accused of abuse

    Ex-fire chief accused of abuse
    The Associated Press reports that a former Kingston fire chief who abruptly retired in February shortly after receiving a new contract now faces a sexual assault charge. Robert Heath has been charged with indecent assault and battery on…
  • May 1

    Mass. Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-year-old

    Mass. Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-year-old
    A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 3-year-old New York girl after sending photos of the abuse to an undercover investigator with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas. According to…
  • Feb 11

    No Bail for Paquin

    No Bail for Paquin
    The Eagle Tribune reports that defrocked and formerly jailed ex-priest Ronald Paquin, who was assigned to parishes in Haverhill and Methuen, will be held without bail on a fugitive from justice charge until late next week. Paquin, 74, was…
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Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 131

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Censured and Fined

    Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Censured and Fined
    FINRA Fines Broker Dealer Ladenberg Thalman & Co. for Data Compliance Issues According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. (CRD #505, New York, New York) submitted an AWC in which the firm was…
  • Jun 21

    Sterne Agee Financial Services Censured & Fined

    Sterne Agee Financial Services Censured & Fined
    FINRA Fines Sterne Agee Financial Services for Compliance Issues According to FINRA, Sterne Agee Financial Services (CRD #18456, Birmingham, Alabama) submitted an AWC in which the firm was censured and fined $122,500. Without admitting or…
  • Jun 21

    Citizens Securities Censured and Fined

    Citizens Securities Censured and Fined
    FINRA Fines MA Investment Advisory Firm, Citizens Securities According the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Citizens Securities, Inc. (CRD #39550, Dedham, Massachusetts) submitted an AWC in which the firm was reportedly censured,…
Rank this Week: 139

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 22

    Ending Child Abuse in the U.S.

    Ending Child Abuse in the U.S.
    From Huffington Post: According to recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, one in 34 children is confirmed as abused or neglected in Massachusetts each year. That’s one case confirmed every 15 minutes. To get…
  • Jun 21

    GOP, Abortion, and the Health Care Bill

    GOP, Abortion, and the Health Care Bill
    From ABC News: Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they're considering ways to channel new…
  • Jun 20

    Parness: "Marriage Equality, Parentage (In)Equality"

    Parness: "Marriage Equality, Parentage (In)Equality"
    Jeffrey A. Parness (Northern Illinois University - College of Law) has recently posted on SSRN his new article Marriage Equality, Parentage (In)Equality, 32 Wisconsin Journal of Law Gender and Society __ (Fall 2017) (forthcoming). Here is the…
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Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Bachelor in Paradise Legal Trouble

    Bachelor in Paradise Legal Trouble
    Filming for Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise was cancelled recently due to rumors that a cast member was too drunk to consent to sexual activity filmed in a pool. On June 11, the LA Times reported that the incident stemmed from two…
  • Jun 11

    Is Taxpayer Money Being Used to Defend Donald Trump’s Receipt of Foreign Money?

    Is Taxpayer Money Being Used to Defend Donald Trump’s Receipt of Foreign Money?
    This is true! Taxpayers are funding the lawyers defending President Trump’s receipt of business income from foreign governments while in office. Shortly before taking office Trump announced that he would retain ownership of his company…
  • Jun 2

    What Laws Apply to Benefit Concerts like Ariana Grande’

    What Laws Apply to Benefit Concerts like Ariana Grande’
    After an Islamist terror attack that killed 22 people, including children, Ariana Grande will return to Manchester this Sunday for a huge benefit concert. Fifty people are still being treated in hospital, including 17 in critical care. The…
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