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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 23

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right
    When I’m not grading exams, I’m working on the new book about the Bill of Rights.  (On Chapter 4 at the moment.)  One issue that I’m still working through is when the issue of whether the Bill of Rights was the…
  • May 19

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th
    “The government [recently] dropped a bid to force Apple to bypass a convicted Brooklyn drug dealer’s pass code so it could read data on his phone.” — Government Technology, April 27, 2016 Headline: “Department of…
  • May 18

    Copyright on a Useful Article

    Copyright on a Useful Article
    I want to discuss a major copyright case that the Court added to its docket for the Fall.  The question presented in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. is “What is the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a…
Rank this Week: 155

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Two Cases of Interest

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Two Cases of Interest
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in two cases of interest (Order List):Chabad-Lubavitch of Michigan v. Schuchman, (Docket No. 15-1005, cert. denied 5/23/2016). In the case, the Michigan Supreme Court found that the statute of…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Sends 2 More Contraceptive Mandate Cases Back To Circuit Court

    Supreme Court Sends 2 More Contraceptive Mandate Cases Back To Circuit Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court today sent back to Courts of Appeal two more of the cases involving challenges by religious non-profits to the contraceptive coverage mandate accommodation. (5/23/16 Order List).  The cases today in which the Court…
  • May 23

    Tajikistan Voters Ban Religious Political Partie

    Tajikistan Voters Ban Religious Political Partie
    Deutsche Welle reports that voters in Tajikistan yesterday overwhelmingly (94.5% in favor) approved a series of constitutional amendments. One of them bans all political parties based on religion.  Last year the government…
Rank this Week: 40

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 157

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • May 23

    USA vs. Europe: Patients Hang in Balance as Big Pharma Reports Drug Side Effects Differently to FDA, EMA

    USA vs. Europe: Patients Hang in Balance as Big Pharma Reports Drug Side Effects Differently to FDA, EMA
    A newly published study shows that drugmakers are doing a disservice to patients by inconsistently reporting side effects of medications depending on whether the information is being filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or its…
  • May 16

    Amarin Pharma Comes Out on Top in Federal Case Involving Freedom of Speech

    Amarin Pharma Comes Out on Top in Federal Case Involving Freedom of Speech
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received another blow to its ability to regulate pharmaceutical product marketing that was dealt via a court order stating it is not in the agency’s purview to control promotional statements…
  • May 9

    Lawsuits over Viagra Melanoma Risk Mounting

    Lawsuits over Viagra Melanoma Risk Mounting
    The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard arguments at a hearing on March 31, 2016, about the need for national coordination of Viagra claims.  Pfizer, the manufacturer of Viagra, did not oppose this request by the…
Rank this Week: 530

El Juego de la Suprema Corte

El Juego de la Suprema Corte

Blog de la revista Nexos en linea

http://eljuegodelacorte.nexos.com.mx/
  • May 23

    El matrimonio igualitario y la discusión democrática de los derecho

    El matrimonio igualitario y la discusión democrática de los derecho
    Más allá de la controversia suscitada respecto la iniciativa presidencial sobre matrimonio gay, habría que preguntarnos si elevar el tema del matrimonio igualitario a la discusión política no es una…
  • May 19

    La iniciativa del presidente Peña sobre matrimonio igualitario

    La iniciativa del presidente Peña sobre matrimonio igualitario
    El martes pasado, el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto firmó un paquete de iniciativas para reformar la Constitución y el código civil federal, a fin de reconocer el derecho de todas las personas a contraer matrimonio,…
  • May 17

    Derecho a la ciudad y acceso a la justicia 

    Derecho a la ciudad y acceso a la justicia 
    Como se ve, en un futuro, el derecho a la ciudad como derecho humano podría incorporarse de manera explícita a los tratados internacionales o a la propia Constitución federal. Lo anterior, abonaría a la cultura de…
Rank this Week: 674

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 23

    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime-Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You?

    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime-Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You?
    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime—Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You? Department of Labor is changing criteria for overtime If you’ve been unable to get overtime pay because of your status as an…
  • May 16

    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn't Want to "Offend" Customer

    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn't Want to "Offend" Customer
    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn’t Want to “Offend” Customers What employees need to know about pregnancy discrimination You’re pregnant? Well, you can’t work here. The customers wouldn’t like…
  • May 9

    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaint

    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaint
    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn’t Address Complaints Firefighter says she dealt with years of harassing and discriminatory behavior Working in a traditionally male-dominated field can have its challenges if you’re a…
Rank this Week: 693

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 149

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 547

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • May 23

    FINRA Bars Christopher Burtraw Over Borrowing Client Fund

    FINRA Bars Christopher Burtraw Over Borrowing Client Fund
    The investment lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the regulatory action brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Christopher Burtraw (Burtraw) working out of Lakewood, Colorado alleging that the broker…
  • May 23

    Customer Complaints Involving Alternative Investments Against Broker Robert Cannon

    Customer Complaints Involving Alternative Investments Against Broker Robert Cannon
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Robert Cannon (Cannon).  According to BrokerCheck records Cannon has been subject to…
  • May 21

    Customers File Complaints Against Broker Charles Correal Over Unsuitable Oil and Gas Investment

    Customers File Complaints Against Broker Charles Correal Over Unsuitable Oil and Gas Investment
    The investment attorneys of Gana LLP are investigating investor claims of unsuitable investments in oil and gas related products.  Our firm is currently representing a number of investors who lost substantial savings due to poor advice…
Rank this Week: 42

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    Engendering Reparations in Forced Sterilization Case

    Engendering Reparations in Forced Sterilization Case
    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently heard its second reproductive rights case, IV v. Bolivia. This case deals with the sterilization of a migrant Bolivian woman who did not give prior informed consent to the doctors…
  • May 20

    Great opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship!

    Great opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship!
    These positions are more generally focused on global governance, but a case can be made for focusing on the role of international law and international legal institutions within this project. Three post-doc positions on legitimacy in global…
  • May 18

    Write On! 2nd Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest

    Write On! 2nd Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest
    This contest is co-sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), the International Disaster Law Project (IDL)…
Rank this Week: 196

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
Rank this Week: 522

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • May 23

    Strategic Use of Screenshots from the Wayback Machine

    Strategic Use of Screenshots from the Wayback Machine
    Internet Archive contains a vast library of screenshots of websites that its Wayback Machine captures sporadically over the course of domain names’ histories. While it doesn’t compile daily images it opens a sufficient window to…
  • May 18

    Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademark

    Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademark
    The Rise of Cyber-Entrepreneurs Trademarks have a long history; domain names are of recent origin. Trademarks were “invented” to “identify and distinguish [one person’s] goods . . . from those manufactured or sold by…
  • May 16

    Proving Common Law Rights Predating Domain Name Registration

    Proving Common Law Rights Predating Domain Name Registration
    The trademark rights required for standing under paragraph 4(a)(i) of the UDRP refer to both registered and unregistered rights. Complainants with registered trademarks satisfy the requirement by submitting their certificates of registration.…
Rank this Week: 126

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 23

    Balancing Competing Policy Interests in Determining Tax Statu

    Balancing Competing Policy Interests in Determining Tax Statu
    A recent article on proposed Delaware legislation highlights the complexities and competing objectives lawmakers face when deciding if a nonprofit should be exempt from paying local property taxes. Here, the decision is whether or not to add…
  • May 22

    Exam Alternative

    Exam Alternative
    The spring semester is over, but Facebook tells me that plenty of law professors are still grading exams. It's no secret that grading is not the most popular part of the job, at least in part because traditional issue-spotters can...
  • May 21

    Arts Funding & "Private Benefit"

    Arts Funding & "Private Benefit"
    In a recent post to this blog, Lloyd Mayer reported on allegations that the Clinton Foundation improperly provided a "private benefit" to a for-profit company, and found them wanting. Among other things, Mayer noted that the Clinton…
Rank this Week: 873

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
  • May 20

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract
    Last month, in St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC (No The post Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • May 19

    Contract Drafting Fundamentals (Free CLE, Networking, NYC – 6/2)

    Contract Drafting Fundamentals (Free CLE, Networking, NYC – 6/2)
    Please join the New York In-House Counsel Meetup on June 2nd for a presentation on “Contract Drafting Fundamentals“.  Details are as follows: “As in-house attorneys, we are often involved with the…
Rank this Week: 190

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    Reinventing Parks & Rec.

    Reinventing Parks & Rec.
    “The few green havens that are public parks” is a phrase from the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Overton Park case.  The case involved a plan to build a highway through the middle of a major park in Memphis.…
  • May 20

    This April Was the Cruelest Month (Or at Least the Hottest)

    This April Was the Cruelest Month (Or at Least the Hottest)
    For the seventh month in a row, the average global temperature set a new monthly record going back at least 136 years.  Rutherford Hayes was President back then, the first electric street light was turned on, and Gladstone beat…
  • May 17

    California Fines SoCal Gas for Corroded Pipe Casing

    California Fines SoCal Gas for Corroded Pipe Casing
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a citation for violations of a federal regulation on Southern California Gas Co. (SoCal Gas) totaling $2.25 million. The citation is based on forty-five violations of a federal…
Rank this Week: 360

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • May 23

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm

    The Ups and Downs of Staffing Your Law Firm
    If your practice is growing and you have more work than you can reasonably handle, it may be time to hire staff.  Oddly, what seems like a natural progression can also be stressful.  Among other things, you may be wondering:…
  • May 16

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow

    Get Organized by Visualizing Your Workflow
    How can you be more productive?  One simple solution is to visualize your workflow by tracking to-dos and tasks in a way that keeps them front and center. Kanban – inspired by lean and “just-in-time” manufacturing…
  • May 12

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam

    What You Need to Know About the Latest Cashier’s Check Scam
    From NW Sidebar: Fraudsters continue to try and entice lawyers with too-good-to-be-true legal engagements, using professional, official-looking cashier’s checks to introduce their schemes. Here’s one that a lawyer recently…
Rank this Week: 979

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • May 23

    Am I Responsible for the Debts of my Spouse?

    Am I Responsible for the Debts of my Spouse?
    As a general rule, you are not responsible for the debts of your spouse. Also, if you marry someone you do not become obligated to pay the debts they incurred prior to the marriage. But there is one major exception to these rules. You…
  • Apr 5

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye
    The more I think about the disastrous  consequences of two recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions regarding Judicial Estoppel the more alarmed I become. This is a time bomb waiting to go off.  The 8th Circuit has ruled…
  • Apr 2

    Chapter 13 Debtors Lose Right to Recover On Unreported Claim

    Chapter 13 Debtors Lose Right to Recover On Unreported Claim
    In two recent cases the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained summary judgments against debtors who failed to report claims against third parties that arose after the bankruptcy case was filed. In the case of Jones v. Bob Evans…
Rank this Week: 393

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • May 23

    The DOL Issues Broader Fiduciary Adviser Definition: What Does it Mean for You?

    The DOL Issues Broader Fiduciary Adviser Definition: What Does it Mean for You?
    Since the enactment of ERISA in 1974, there has been a dramatic shift in the retirement savings marketplace from employer-sponsored defined benefit plans to participant-directed 401(k) plans, coupled with the widespread growth of Individual…
  • May 20

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Boosting Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemption

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Boosting Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemption
    On May 18, 2016, President Obama and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the issuance of the Final Rule updating the salary requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemptions.  The increase in…
  • May 19

    What the New Final White Collar FLSA Regulations Mean for California Employer

    What the New Final White Collar FLSA Regulations Mean for California Employer
    As it really is not in the GT California Labor and Employment Group’s interest for this to be the final straw that causes national employers to throw up their hands in surrender and decamp from California, we offer an interim planning…
Rank this Week: 962

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • May 23

    DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS; UNLESS YOU FEEL LUCKY

    DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS; UNLESS YOU FEEL LUCKY
    Most investors of commercial real estate understand the importance of “due diligence”; a term often used to describe the process of investigating anything and everything about the property to be purchased. Confirming what property…
  • May 16

    State Law Matters: Ohio's Lake Erie Dredged Material Program

    State Law Matters: Ohio's Lake Erie Dredged Material Program
    All of the information below was taken from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency web page for its Dredged Material Program —If you live or work along Ohio’s northern border, aka Lake Erie, particularly near one of Ohio’s…
  • May 8

    Pending Ohio Corporate & Real Estate Legislation

    Pending Ohio Corporate & Real Estate Legislation
    Prepared by/reprinted with permission from: Luther Liggett, Esq., Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, PLL10 W. Broad Street, 19th Floor Columbus OH 43215-(614) 427-5742 - LLL@kjk.com Report created on April 26, 2016 HB3 BUSINESS…
Rank this Week: 500

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • May 23

    Challenges to Going-Private Mergers in New York

    Challenges to Going-Private Mergers in New York
    In a landmark decision on May 5, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals held that challenges to going-private mergers where there is a controlling stockholder must be reviewed under the deferential business judgment rule rather than the more…
  • May 23

    Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation

    Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation
    In our paper Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation, we examine the role of defense litigation counsel in merger and acquisitions (M&A) litigation. We theorize that defense litigation…
  • May 23

    Italian Boards and The Strange Case of the Minority Becoming Majority

    Italian Boards and The Strange Case of the Minority Becoming Majority
    Italian law provides for a fairly unique and interesting mechanism allowing “minority” shareholders to appoint a percentage of board members. In a nutshell, this system—called “list voting” or “slate…
Rank this Week: 113

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada
    As reported last week on Slaw.ca, a working group of law librarians, lawyers and law professors has been set up to develop a new legal citation guide for Canada:"There is currently no standard legal citation guide in Canada that has been…
  • May 19

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.Here are a few recent updates about the new federation:CFLA Replaces…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for May 1-15, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
Rank this Week: 104

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    No harm, no foul in sex-offender due process case

    No harm, no foul in sex-offender due process case
    Here's a civil rights case with the least sympathetic plaintiffs as possible, which is why they were awarded one dollar in damages, which the Court of Appeals affirms.The case is Warren v. Pataki, decided on May 17. In 2005, after the State…
  • May 17

    Forced supermarket pricing laws are constitutional

    Forced supermarket pricing laws are constitutional
    When I worked at a supermarket many years ago, we would take the pricing sticker rolls and throw them into the night sky at Shea Stadium and watch them unravel against the stadium lights. A couple of times the stickers landed on the field, in…
  • May 16

    No retaliation claim over fake FMLA leave

    No retaliation claim over fake FMLA leave
    The Court of Appeals continues to hear cases that raise new questions under the Family and Medical Leave Act, a law enacted in 1993 that allows certain employees to take time off for personal and family medical reasons without fear of…
Rank this Week: 132

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 23

    The Price of Fame

    The Price of Fame
    –James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications Mother was a dyed-in-the-wool Boston Bruins fan who knew as much about the local game as any sportscaster. She didn’t quote stats, but she sure knew team and player histories,…
  • May 20

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count
    It has not been a great week for oatmeal. The Quaker Oats Company (a subsidiary of food and beverage giant PepsiCo), on the heels of a recall for its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars, has also made a rather embarrassing gaffe on…
  • May 19

    Be a Service “to Others”

    Be a Service “to Others”
    It’s rare that we focus on descriptions of goods or services here, but one of the most common reasons that a trademark for a brewery or winery is refused registration at the Trademark Office comes down to the description of…
Rank this Week: 48

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Is it summer yet?

    Is it summer yet?
    The weather says yes.Some quick news:1.  Slate's Dahlia Lithwick says Trump's SCOTUS choices are bad for women: The list consists of six federal appeals court judges (all appointed by George W. Bush) and five state supreme court…
  • May 19

    "We'll rebuild the Death Star. It'll be amazing, believe me. And the rebels will pay for it. —Darth Trump."

    "We'll rebuild the Death Star. It'll be amazing, believe me. And the rebels will pay for it. —Darth Trump."
    That was Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett on Twitter back in April.  It's funny on it's on, but you gotta love that Trump has put Willett on his short list for SCOTUS.  The NY Daily News has more:In another biting tweet,…
  • May 18

    William H. Pryor officially on Trump's SCOTUS shortlist

    William H. Pryor officially on Trump's SCOTUS shortlist
    The NYTimes has the list here:Steven M. Colloton of Iowa; Allison Eid of Colorado;Raymond W. Gruender of Missouri; Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania; Raymond Kethledge of Michigan; Joan Larsen of Michigan; Thomas Lee of Utah; William H. Pryor…
Rank this Week: 150

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • May 23

    Understanding the Legal Effects of Your Divorce

    Understanding the Legal Effects of Your Divorce
    A divorce can be one of the most emotionally upsetting events. Navigating the proceedings can be just as difficult, but understanding the legal effects can make the process more manageable. Initiating a Divorce The spouse who initiates a…
  • May 20

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Not a “fun” site, but a fascinating one. From the Vatican’s official Web site comes this interactive view of the interior of the Sistine Chapel. You can drag around with your mouse and zoom in and out with the buttons.…
  • May 19

    4 Unexpected Ways You Could End Up in Court

    4 Unexpected Ways You Could End Up in Court
    We all know there are many, many ways to find yourself facing a judge. From felonies such as robbery to misdemeanors all the way down to lawsuits involving your neighbors or employers, the possible ways to find yourself in court are almost…
Rank this Week: 242

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2016

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, May 29, 2016
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • May 20

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • May 19

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Nicaragua

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Nicaragua
    On Monday, May 16, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson announced that the country of Nicaragua will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an18 month extension. This decision was based on the overall conditions…
Rank this Week: 889

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 23

    A Bad Bet On Insider Trading

    A Bad Bet On Insider Trading
    The recent insider trading case against William “Billy” Walters of Las Vegas is fascinating for all of the players involved, including him. Plenty has been written about the charges because it implicates pro golfer Phil…
  • May 21

    We The People

    We The People
    In We The People, Juan Williams tackles the history of the 20th century through the lens of some keys figures and tries to pin those societal changes back to the original thoughts of the founding fathers. At first glance, it looks…
  • May 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 20
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Compliance Goes to School by Geoffrey Parsons Miller In my view there is no one “right” answer to the question of where compliance fits in a law…
Rank this Week: 818

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 23

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
  • May 19

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test
    McNees recently issued an Employer Alert regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which significantly change the FLSA’s white collar overtime exemptions.  You can review the Employer…
  • May 18

    DOL Releases Updated FMLA Material

    DOL Releases Updated FMLA Material
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster. Employers who are covered by the FMLA are required to display a DOL-prepared poster advising employees and applicants of the major…
Rank this Week: 341

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 958

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • May 23

    M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children

    M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children
    Mr Justice Peter JacksonI was going to write a post about this case, which contains a serious warning from Mr Justice Peter Jackson to any parent considering making covert recordings of children involved in family proceedings. However, upon…
  • May 22

    News Essentials: 23rd May 2016

    News Essentials: 23rd May 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSPresident declares that UK law should give single parents through surrogacy the same rights as couplesSir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family…
  • May 20

    Government plans, conspiracy theories and more...

    Government plans, conspiracy theories and more...
    In my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog I look with trepidation at government plans for reform, debunk a conspiracy theory and, for good measure, look at an Irish case involving the alleged…
Rank this Week: 915

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • May 23

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle
    In the case of Young v. Est. of Young, No. 658 C.D. 2015 (Cmwlth. Ct. April 12, 2016 Simpson, Wojcik, Pellegrini, J.J.)(Op. by Simpson, J.), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court sustained preliminary objections to a Complaint and ruled, in…
  • May 20

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable
    The below article of mine appeared in the May 17, 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable  byDaniel E. Cummins, Pennsylvania Law Weekly May 17 2016  …
  • May 19

    Judge Zulick of Monroe County Enforces Expert Deadline

    Judge Zulick of Monroe County Enforces Expert Deadline
    In his recent decision in the case of Rushen v. Hordis, No. 5760 CV 2013 (C.P. Monroe Co. Dec. 17, 2015 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted a Defendant’s Motion In Limine to preclude…
Rank this Week: 508

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 23

    What Does “No Fault” Divorce Mean?

    What Does “No Fault” Divorce Mean?
    "No Fault," what? From HuffPost Divorce: In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of “no-fault” divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there was no point in forcing people to stay in a marriage when they…
  • May 22

    New Right for Saudi Women--A Copy of Their Prenup

    New Right for Saudi Women--A Copy of Their Prenup
    From the Washington Post: Saudi Arabian women were granted a rare legal concession Tuesday, when the country’s justice minister issued a directorate allowing them to sign and receive a copy of their prenuptial contract, a privilege…
  • May 21

    Chinese Lesbian Couple are First Homosexual Couple to Utilize Surrogacy

    Chinese Lesbian Couple are First Homosexual Couple to Utilize Surrogacy
    From NPR Berlin: A Chinese lesbian couple gave birth to twins last month following successful IVF. The couple travelled to Portland, Oregon for the procedure and returned to China to give birth. This is the first time that a lesbian...
Rank this Week: 262

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 23

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel
    I want to tell you a story about a business model that even a nine-year-old can see! Before I explain it, I first need to set the stage a bit… One of my dreams in life was to have children and be in a position to take them to school…
  • May 20

    Starting with the End in Mind

    Starting with the End in Mind
    Have you ever looked forward to attending a meeting or conference in anticipation of everything you would get out of it? You meet new people, gain new insights and generate new ideas, leaving you inspired and excited? Then fast forward a…
  • May 18

    Estate Planning & Tax Basis Basic

    Estate Planning & Tax Basis Basic
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
Rank this Week: 833

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 23

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016
    A new bill is making its way through Congress, and it’s titled “Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2016.” What’s it all about? It is an attempt by the Direct Selling Association and multi-level marketing companies…
  • May 17

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique
    Companies devote significant time and money to the task of making sure that their customers don’t steal from them. But how much time do they spend considering the risk that their own employees are stealing from them? That risk is great,…
  • May 11

    Providing Forensic Accounting Services as a Small Firm

    Providing Forensic Accounting Services as a Small Firm
    FOCUS – Newsletter of the AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Section Forensic accounting and fraud investigation are hot specialties in the accounting world. Experts agree that the need for fraud detection services is growing,…
Rank this Week: 47

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer
    On Thursday night I had the privilege to receive on behalf of my firm, Harrington Family Lawyers, an equity and diversity award from the Queensland Law Society.Three awards were handed out by the Society- Large firm- to Clayton Utz (which…
  • Apr 27

    Thank you everyone! Over half a million page views!

    Thank you everyone! Over half a million page views!
    Thank you everyone who has viewed my blog. Ever since it kicked off a few years ago, my Australian Divorce Blog has continued to attract visitors.According to Google, the blog has had 546, 298 page views.When I started the blog, I would never…
  • Apr 27

    Will the real "parents" please stand up?

    Will the real "parents" please stand up?
    Almost every day, I have to advise clients about whether they are or they are not parents under the Family Law Act. Sometimes this is because they have undertaken surrogacy, or because they have had IVF. It was always so simple before the…
Rank this Week: 571

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 23

    Privacy and Dignity

    Privacy and Dignity
    Boston’s WFXT reported the humiliating case involving nursing home resident Jane Bousquet.  While Jane was living in Wingate at Belviderehere, undergoing treatment for dementia and Parkinson’s, two nursing…
  • May 22

    Eviction Epidemic

    Eviction Epidemic
    Modern Healthcare had an interesting article about the use of evictions by nursing homes to get rid of “difficult” residents or those residents who do not generate enough profit for the nursing home facility.  Rather than a…
  • May 21

    Caregiver Charged with Abuse

    Caregiver Charged with Abuse
    New Castle News reported that nursing home employee Ashley Nicole Wilcox turned herself in to authorities after being accused of abusing dementia patients at Golden Hill Nursing Home & Rehab, owned and operated…
Rank this Week: 51

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • May 23

    250K dollar wrongful death award to family of woman walking her dog

    250K dollar wrongful death award to family of woman walking her dog
    A 22-year-old woman from Naperville, Illinois, was hit and killed by a motorist as she was walking with her dog across the street. The driver had insufficient insurance. The family of Emily Driscoll was awarded $250,000 in a wrongful death…
  • May 20

    Illinois roofer fined for failing to protect workers from risk of fall

    Illinois roofer fined for failing to protect workers from risk of fall
    An Illinois roofing company received citations for one willful, one repeated and one serious safety violation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on April 13. The agency proposed to fine the South Elgin-based…
  • May 18

    1.6 Million dollars awarded in wrongful death lawsuit against group home

    1.6 Million dollars awarded in wrongful death lawsuit against group home
    A jury awarded $1.6 million to the family of a woman who died of severe brain damage after falling repeatedly at her group home. The verdict is the highest in a wrongful death action in Stephenson County, Illinois. In 2012, Rebecca Ruiz, the…
Rank this Week: 611

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 23

    What Types of Attorney Behavior are Per Se Ineffective Assistance of Counsel?

    What Types of Attorney Behavior are Per Se Ineffective Assistance of Counsel?
    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's opinion in Strickland v. Washington, a defendant establishes a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel by proving (1) that counsel’s performance "fell below an objective standard of…
  • May 20

    Will Missouri Adopt the Daubert Test for Expert Evidence?

    Will Missouri Adopt the Daubert Test for Expert Evidence?
    Missouri is currently one of a minority of states that still applies the Frye test for determining the admissibility of expert evidence. This Frye test uses a single criterion: Does the technique or technology used by the expert have…
  • May 18

    WVU Law Professor Valena Beety Secures New Trial For Stepfather Convicted in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case

    WVU Law Professor Valena Beety Secures New Trial For Stepfather Convicted in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case
    According to an article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, After serving 11 years of the 40-year prison sentence he was handed in 2005, a Hampshire County judge threw out [Jeremiah] Mongold’s conviction in connection with the death of his…
Rank this Week: 361

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Seat Belts Still Important for Driver, Passenger Safety

    Seat Belts Still Important for Driver, Passenger Safety
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of seat belts in a vehicle is the most effective way to prevent injuries and save lives in the event of a car accident or other traffic crash. Yet despite the prevalence of…
  • May 20

    Strains and Sprains are the Most Common Workers Compensation Claim

    Strains and Sprains are the Most Common Workers Compensation Claim
    Any job poses certain risks to the employees who perform them, even if those jobs seem routine or possible mundane. Certain field and types of work are more dangerous than others and those who are employed in construction, healthcare…
  • May 18

    What Are the Risks of Working in Chicago’s Construction Industry?

    What Are the Risks of Working in Chicago’s Construction Industry?
    Construction is major business in the Chicago area and all across the state, for that matter. New buildings, roads, infrastructure changes, and open spaces are always being crafted, designed, and put into action, necessitating the help from…
Rank this Week: 795

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • May 23

    Permanent Order of Protection Reversed in Knoxville, TN Divorce: Swonger v. Swonger

    Permanent Order of Protection Reversed in Knoxville, TN Divorce: Swonger v. Swonger
    Facts: After being hospitalized from Husband’s physical abuse, Wife obtained an order of protection prohibiting Husband from contacting Wife for one year. Wife later filed for divorce, requesting, in part, that the one-year order of…
  • May 20

    Photo of the Week: Autumn Thistle

    Photo of the Week: Autumn Thistle
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • May 18

    Termination of Parental Rights Case Dismissed for Lack of Standing in Fayetteville, TN: In re Ava B.

    Termination of Parental Rights Case Dismissed for Lack of Standing in Fayetteville, TN: In re Ava B.
    Facts: Mother and Father adopted Child. Three years later, Mother and Father divorced. Father was designated the primary residential parent for Child while Mother received 80 days of parenting time. Much post-divorce litigation ensued. Seven…
Rank this Week: 485

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Federal Parliamentary inquiry says no to commercial surrogacy

    Federal Parliamentary inquiry says no to commercial surrogacy
    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Courier New"; panose-1:2 7 3 9 2 2 5 2 4 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073711037 9 0 511…
  • May 21

    I have been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year. Please vote!

    I have been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year. Please vote!
    I am greatly humbled to have again been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year in the Queen's Ball Awards. The Awards have been running for 55 years, and are the world's longest running. They are held in Brisbane each June, this time on 11…
  • May 21

    It was great to help! UK single dad allowed to undertake surrogacy

    It was great to help! UK single dad allowed to undertake surrogacy
    England's top family law judge has overturned a law that said only  couples could undertake surrogacy. Sir James Munby, the President of the England and Wales High Court Family Division, has made a formal declaration that UK law…
Rank this Week: 987

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 23

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?
    Just about a year ago, in Moran v. Al Basit LLC, the 6th Circuit seemed to hold that all an employee needs is his or her own testimony to establish an entitlement to unpaid compensation under the FLSA. At the time, I expressed concern that…
  • May 20

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)

    WIRTW #413 (the &quot;rock star&quot; edition)
    I gotta say, I love watch the evolution of my daughter as a performer. Case in point: last weekend’s epic Weezer vs. Green Day shows. Further case in point: Green Day’s Basket Case. Not be outdone, check out brother…
  • May 19

    Mom cannot sue employer for discrimination against her son, court say

    Mom cannot sue employer for discrimination against her son, court say
    Brittany Tovar claimed that her employer, Essentia Health, discriminated against her when her employer-sponsored medical insurance denied her son gender reassignment services and surgery. In Tovar v. Essentia Health (D.…
Rank this Week: 133

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 23

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon
    The first step in the dance is to find someone with the veneer of respectability willing to take the lead. They found him, Bill Koch, who sat on the Tennessee Supreme Court before he took the job of dean at Nashville Law School.…
  • May 23

    The Word You’re Searching For Is “Lie”

    The Word You’re Searching For Is “Lie”
    United States Judge Andrew Hanen has rocked the legal world with an order of shocking, if legally dubious, magnitude. Therefore, this Court, in an effort to ensure that all Justice Department attorneys who appear in the courts of the…
  • May 22

    The Promised Rose Garden Wilt

    The Promised Rose Garden Wilt
    The New York Times bemoans the “broken bargain” with college graduates, following up on President Obama’s commencement address to students at Rutgers, who are already starting out at the deficit of being in New Jersey: In…
Rank this Week: 30