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Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • May 21

    Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe

    Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe
    The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has a new book out, Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe, that might be of interest. Here are the abstract, editors' bios, and chapters: Abstract Climate change, economic…
  • May 20

    New study highlights worker conditions in the sharing economy

    New study highlights worker conditions in the sharing economy
    A San Francisco Chronicle article highlights a new Stanford study (payment required) on conditions of workers in the sharing economy. Key findings: On-demand worker survey: Key findings of a survey of 1,330 on-demand workers: Median wage: $18…
  • May 20

    Audubon honors Women Greening Journalism

    Audubon honors Women Greening Journalism
    A hearty congratulations to those being honored today by the Audubon Women in Conservation Program, and especially my good friend Erica Gies, as part of the "Women Greening Journalism" program. Here are the profiles of the honorees:…
Rank this Week: 340

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Gini's Crossbow

    Gini's Crossbow
    James Ming Chen, Gini's Crossbow, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2608850 or http://bit.ly/GinisCrossbow: The Gini coefficient remains a popular gauge of inequality throughout the social and natural sciences because it is visually…
  • Apr 25

    Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

    Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law
    Jurisdynamics is pleased to have received, courtesy of Oxford University Press, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (Randall S. Abate ed., 2015), available via…
  • Mar 1

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic
    James Ming Chen, Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2571830 or http://bit.ly/LeapsMetesBounds: Economic analysis of technological innovation, diffusion, and decline often proceeds according to…
Rank this Week: 919

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 21

    AIA Applications Working Through the System

    AIA Applications Working Through the System
    The AIA makes important changes to the law of prior-art that will impact which inventions are patentable, although it remains unclear whether the new law makes it more difficult to obtain patent protection because it increases the scope of…
  • May 20

    Patent Quality.

    Patent Quality.
    Somewhat interesting to me that the USPTO self-reported quality numbers are way-down for FY2015.  I have not yet followed-up, but my initial guess is that the change is a measurement change rather than a change in practice.…
  • May 20

    Copyrighting Your Patent?

    Copyrighting Your Patent?
    by Dennis Crouch Although it sounds of a malformed naive question, at times patent applicants do want to copyright their patent.  The patent application may, for instance, include software code, prose, or particular schematics that…
Rank this Week: 256

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 21

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. Well readers, it’s come and gone. This week’s Mad Men finale signified “the end of an era,” and was, depending on your point of view, ironic, clever, pat, ambiguous,…
  • May 21

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 21

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 21
    At its Conference on May 21, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as the constitutionality of the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions process, pretrial…
  • May 21

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Monday’s decision in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan, in which the Court held that two police officers who shot a mentally disabled woman whom they were trying to arrest are entitled to qualified immunity, continues to…
Rank this Week: 12

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • May 21

    High School Concussions Happen During Practice

    High School Concussions Happen During Practice
    While the NFL concussion lawsuits have made many Californians aware of the risks of sports-related head trauma, it’s important to remember that these injuries aren’t limited to professional sports. Indeed, a recent article in…
  • May 14

    Dog Bites and Blacklisted Pet

    Dog Bites and Blacklisted Pet
    Insurance companies often make assumptions about certain dog breeds and dog bites when it comes to policies for homeowners’ insurance. Should everyone—from homeowners to pedestrians to outdoor employees—have the same…
  • May 4

    Firefighter Suffers Burn Injuries in Roof Collapse

    Firefighter Suffers Burn Injuries in Roof Collapse
    A Fresno firefighter, Pete Dern, 49, recently suffered life-threatening burn injuries after being involved in a dangerous roof collapse, according to a recent article in the Fresno Bee. While his burns are treatable, the risk of infection…
Rank this Week: 896

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • May 21

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground
    How does a modern cruise ship run aground? That is what maritime investigators will be trying to sort out over the coming months in the case of Boston based Norwegian Dawn grounding on a charted reef off the Bermuda coast. The liner had…
  • May 18

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool
    Tragedy has struck. It is being reported that a 10-year-girl has drown in one of the swimming pools aboard the NCL operated Norwegian Gem cruise ship. Coast Guard Spokesperson, Nate Littlejohn, stated the cruise ship was 75 miles off the…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
Rank this Week: 907

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 598

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
  • May 21

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (May 2015)

    Visa Bulletin Updates from Mr. Charles Oppenheim (May 2015)
    Our office closely monitors not only each monthly Visa Bulletin but also any developments and updates from here in Washington, DC which may give us some idea on upcoming movements and surprises.   Our goal is to share any and all…
  • May 20

    USCIS Releases H-4 Spouse EAD Filing Process Clarifications and Guidance

    USCIS Releases H-4 Spouse EAD Filing Process Clarifications and Guidance
    On the eve of the H-4 Spouse EAD filing window (which opens on May 26, 2015), USCIS  has released a set of clarifications and guidance in connection with the H-4 Spouse EAD process.     Our office has been very active…
  • May 19

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extension of Stay Petition

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extension of Stay Petition
    USCIS has announced that effective May 26, 2015, they are temporarily suspending the premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions for two months, or until July 27, 2015.     This surprising announcement…
Rank this Week: 443

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 844

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • May 21

    Patent pro bono may already be in Arizona—but who’s doing it?

    Patent pro bono may already be in Arizona—but who’s doing it?
    I routinely hear about—and share—stories of the need for increased legal services, and how pro bono service fills some of that gap. The needs are great and often thought of as being in areas such as bankruptcy,…
  • May 20

    2015 award winners of @AZStateBar announced

    2015 award winners of @AZStateBar announced
    The State Bar of Arizona has announced the winners of its 10 annual awards. The honorees will be recognized at the Bar Convention’s June 26 luncheon. I was pleased to see Bryan Cave lawyer George Chen was named Member of the Year.…
  • May 19

    Globe, Ariz., offers lessons legal and otherwise

    Globe, Ariz., offers lessons legal and otherwise
    On Monday, I traveled to Globe, Ariz., to work on a magazine story. And as it was my very first trip to the Cobre Valley, I’m pleased to report that it was a pleasure, beginning to end. My only previous experience of Globe came via…
Rank this Week: 237

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 21

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill
    When a corporate lobby group becomes so publicly detested that even dolphin-killing BP can’t take it anymore, you know you’re in trouble. BP is a corporation that recently ended its association with the American Legislative…
  • May 20

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act
    In an earlier version of The Pop Tort, my colleague discussed the SPACE Act- a bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. This bill would immunize private space companies from liability for any...
  • May 19

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame
    There was a time when the liability insurance industry hid behind front groups to accomplish things, well aware the public generally detested them. Back in 1994, a representative from the American Tort Reform Association’s PR firm,…
Rank this Week: 487

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • May 21

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?
    Most Trusts allow Trustees to pay themselves “reasonable” fees for the work they do, but what is reasonable?  That depends on the type of Trustee you have.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses some of the issues…
  • May 14

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case
    If you have an undue influence claim, here are the top five things you must consider in bringing your claim in court: 1.  It’s a Two-Headed Monster Starting January 1, 2014, the definition of undue influence was unified under…
  • May 7

    Who Owns Your Money, You or Your Child? California Joint Tenancy Account Rule

    Who Owns Your Money, You or Your Child? California Joint Tenancy Account Rule
    In California, as in every other state, you can create a joint tenancy account with anyone you like, including a friend, caretake, or child.  And most people know that a joint account automatically transfers to the surviving joint…
Rank this Week: 414

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 21

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!
    Today Angolan journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques walked out of court a free man. He was facing over 10 years in prison and a fine of $1.2 million US dollars but all charges were dropped.
  • May 20

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide
    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from…
  • May 20

    Nebraska, Tsarnaev, and the United States’ dwindling use of the death penalty

    Nebraska, Tsarnaev, and the United States’ dwindling use of the death penalty
    At first blush, Nebraska lawmakers' stunning passage of a bill to abolish the death penalty in their state and the death sentence handed down to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings may seem at odds. But appearances can be…
Rank this Week: 33

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    CIRM Directors Coverage Delayed

    CIRM Directors Coverage Delayed
    Today's meeting of the directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency will not be covered live by the California Stem Cell Report. Look for a reprise of the session in the coming weeks.
  • May 19

    NeoStem Up For $18 Million Melanoma Award from California

    NeoStem Up For $18 Million Melanoma Award from California
    California's stem cell agency is expected to make an $18 million bet this week on a treatment by NeoStem, Inc., for a skin cancer that kills 10,000 persons a year in the United States alone. Up for approval on Thursday is the company's…
  • May 19

    California Stem Cell Audit: Praise for Mills but More Work Needed on IP, Conflicts of Interest

    California Stem Cell Audit: Praise for Mills but More Work Needed on IP, Conflicts of Interest
    The California stem cell agency this week received good marks for changes made by its new president, but it is also being told that it needs to improve how it tracks potential royalties and how it prevents grant reviewer conflicts of…
Rank this Week: 317

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Blue Bell Lawsuit for Listeriosis Infection Filed by Law Firm

    Blue Bell Lawsuit for Listeriosis Infection Filed by Law Firm
    PritzkerOlsen, P.A., a national food safety law firm, has filed a lawsuit against Blue Bell Creameries alleging its client almost died after eating the company's ice cream. After our client consumed a variety of Blue Bell ice cream products,…
  • Apr 17

    Can I Sue a Winery for Salmonella in Food?

    Can I Sue a Winery for Salmonella in Food?
    Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona, exceeded its legally allowable level of food preparation and used a non-permitted caterer for a wedding and one other  event last month, resulting in an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning. The…
  • Apr 10

    Texas Hospital Listeria Cases Linked to Outbreak Involving Blue Bell Ice Cream

    Texas Hospital Listeria Cases Linked to Outbreak Involving Blue Bell Ice Cream
    Blue Bell Ice Cream's third recall for Listeria monocytogenes has come amid news from the federal government that a second cluster of listeriosis has been discovered in Texas and linked to the ice cream maker. First it was five hospital…
Rank this Week: 225

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: 54

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/21/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/21/15
    National / International News <> Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change menaces U.S. - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten …
  • May 20

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/20/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/20/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
  • May 19

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/19/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/19/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
Rank this Week: 935

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 280

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B.…

    Oh, and before I forget, so long B.B. King. I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to overstate his importance to music, or to American culture. He ranks with Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington-- all giants, and all essential…
  • May 20

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is…

    One of my Lawyers in Movies theories is that although the narrative of American jurisprudence teaches us that judges are the heroes, its portrayal in popular culture is closer to the truth: the real heroes are the lawyers. It's the lawyers…
  • May 19

    To LCA's Smith College commencement…

    To LCA's Smith College commencement weekend, one of those celebratory moments tinged with melancholy. This marks the end of 12 years with a daughter at Smith (actually, now that I think of it, eleven years-- CLA transferred in after her year…
Rank this Week: 424

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 21

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online
    Summer is the time for block parties, parades, and other fun activities. See how to stay safe and lawful this summer by searching the Philadelphia Code online, provided by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. For easy searching, this…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile &amp; LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile &amp; LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
Rank this Week: 635

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 21

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court this week upheld Maryland's income tax system against a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge. The sharply divided ruling put on full display the Court's fault lines in this area, even…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan arises from an incident in which two police officers shot Teresa Sheehan, a...
  • May 18

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Lash v. Lemke, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the grant of a summary judgment in favor of law...
Rank this Week: 384

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida auto accidents, auto insurance, and personal injury claims. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridacaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    The Risk Factors for Being in a Car Accident

    The Risk Factors for Being in a Car Accident
    Are you at risk of a car accident in Homestead or your community? Many of us don’t think that we will ever be in a car crash, but statistics show that the majority of drivers will be in at least one collision in their life. How likely a…
  • May 19

    Choosing the Right Insurance Coverage Now Can Help You if You Are Ever in a Car Accident

    Choosing the Right Insurance Coverage Now Can Help You if You Are Ever in a Car Accident
    When it comes to car insurance, a good rule of thumb to follow is to choose the absolute best insurance coverage you can afford and hope that you have the good luck never to need it. Insurance premiums for cars may be high, but if…
  • May 14

    How Safe is Your Car?

    How Safe is Your Car?
    Is your car helping you to avoid car collisions, or is it putting you at risk? Many of us simply hop in our cars and go, not stopping to think about the ways that our vehicles could be affecting our ability to drive safely. Nevertheless,…
Rank this Week: 963

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 21

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2
    In April we saw our first MSP case involving a PIP carrier denying reimbursement responsibilities for medical benefits related to a covered auto accident that were paid by Medicare. [MSP RECOVERY, LLC v. PROGRESSIVE SELECT INSURANCE CO., 2015…
  • May 11

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan
    On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, CMS presented a webinar on the Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans. The final rule establishing a formal appeals process for applicable plans in situations where Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery is sought directly…
  • Apr 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
Rank this Week: 857

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 21

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Paxton Jeffrey Anderson, 44, Montevideo, Minnesota, and Joseph John Plany, 42, Hutto, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton to eight years and four years in prison, respectively, and ordered…
  • May 21

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Eric Hulsman, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. Felony charges against the defendant were…
  • May 21

    Real Estate Agent Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam

    Real Estate Agent Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Arlene Jeanette Mojardin, 32, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to two years and six months in prison for conspiring to commit bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud,…
Rank this Week: 3

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 21

    2015 Top 5 States for Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    2015 Top 5 States for Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    For the past six years, attorney Steve Oshins has ranked the states that offer Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPTs). The chart generally is ranked through weighted variables including fraudulent transfer standard, pre-existing torts…
  • May 8

    A Will’s Limits in a North Carolina Estate Plan

    A Will’s Limits in a North Carolina Estate Plan
    A will cannot achieve every goal of the testator. No matter how finely crafted provisions are made and assets are addressed in a will, additional tools can help the testator preserve their wishes. An improperly drafted will, one that is not…
  • May 7

    North Carolina Retirement Concern

    North Carolina Retirement Concern
    Climate, cost of living, and amenities generally affect an individual’s retirement destination choice. North Carolina’s convenient location between major cities like Atlanta and Washington, D.C. make it attractive to seniors who…
Rank this Week: 994

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • May 21

    ‘Simple and Seamless’ or ‘Significant Obstacle’?

    &lsquo;Simple and Seamless&rsquo; or &lsquo;Significant Obstacle&rsquo;?
    “Academic, library and technology organizations are denouncing a new sharing and hosting policy adopted last month by publisher Elsevier, saying it undermines open-access policies at colleges and universities and prevents authors from…
  • May 21

    Andreessens pair with H-P to send computers to Ferguson, Baltimore librarie

    Andreessens pair with H-P to send computers to Ferguson, Baltimore librarie
    “Public libraries that provided a quiet refuge from civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore are about to receive a small bounty from Silicon Valley. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife, philanthropist and educator Laura…
  • May 21

    ALAMEDA COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD FINDS ALTERNATIVE TO TRASHING BOOKS

    ALAMEDA COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD FINDS ALTERNATIVE TO TRASHING BOOKS
    Public pressure is forcing the Alameda County Library system to stop throwing away thousands of books it deemed unusable. ABC7 News first reported this story back in February and our Facebook post on it got attention nationwide, with more…
Rank this Week: 198

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
  • May 14

    The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography

    The Sullied Science &amp; Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: &lsquo;Toward Agroecology &amp; Food Justice&rsquo;) &mdash; A Basic Bibliography
    The title of this compilation is a mouthful, nevertheless, its content can be chewed with leisure and is easily digestible. I hope it also proves both nutritious and a gustatory delight. The Sullied Science & Political Economy of…
Rank this Week: 949

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    SEC Proposes New Disclosure by Investment Companies and Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New Disclosure by Investment Companies and Investment Adviser
    By Jacquelyn LumbThe SEC commissioners yesterday unanimously approved proposals to increase the transparency and modernize the reporting requirements for investment companies and investment advisers. In opening remarks, Chair Mary Jo White…
  • May 20

    House Panel Hears from Financial Industry on Cybersecurity

    House Panel Hears from Financial Industry on Cybersecurity
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. The House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard from representatives of the financial services industry today regarding cybersecurity preparedness.…
  • May 19

    Yahoo Did Not Misrepresent Its Stake in Alibaba and Alipay

    Yahoo Did Not Misrepresent Its Stake in Alibaba and Alipay
    By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.In an unpublished opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel has affirmed the dismissal of fraud claims against Yahoo!, Inc. for alleged misrepresentations concerning the valuation of the company’s holdings in Alibaba and…
Rank this Week: 504

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: 569

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 21

    Nevada Lobbyist Revolving Door Bill Heads to Governor

    Nevada Lobbyist Revolving Door Bill Heads to Governor
    On May 20, Assembly Bill 273, which would require a cooling-off period before Nevada state legislators can act as paid Continued on Next Page
  • May 21

    Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill to Raise Lobbyist Registration Threshold

    Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill to Raise Lobbyist Registration Threshold
    The state’s legislature has agreed to a bill amending the code of ethics. Senate Bill 850, now known as Public Continued on Next Page
  • May 21

    Thursday New Roundup

    Thursday New Roundup
    Lobbying “Much of Northrop Grumman’s Washington Influence Flies under the Radar” by Peter Olsen-Phillips for Sunlight Foundation Maine: “Senator Accepted Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 269

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 21

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?
    Battles continue to wage over use of the “Navajo” and “Navaho” marks in New Mexico federal court. The Navajo Nation (“the Nation”) sued Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries, including one of my favorite…
  • May 20

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA I grew up in a union household. My father was a teacher in the Minneapolis Public School system for nearly thirty years. Once he finished his first probationary year and was certified, he…
  • May 19

    Softening a Double Entendre With a Picture?

    Softening a Double Entendre With a Picture?
    It has been a while since I’ve seen a billboard in the Twin Cities worth writing about, but this one engaged my attention. Let’s hope for more as our weather turns for the better. It appears the Minnesota Department of Health is…
Rank this Week: 89

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit
    In an unpublished opinion issued on April 21, 2015, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a trial court that same-sex couples cannot cohabit under Virginia law. The case, Lutrell v. Cucco, might prove to be very important in…
  • May 19

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce
    So you’re open to reaching a fair divorce settlement with your spouse, but you don’t have confidence that the two of you (with or without your attorneys) can make lasting progress around a conference table. In that setting,…
  • May 19

    Idaho Jeopardizes U.S. Participation in Hague Convention

    Idaho Jeopardizes U.S. Participation in Hague Convention
    Concerns Over Shariah Law Threaten International Child Support Treaty A few years ago, we covered federal action on the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.…
Rank this Week: 124

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Regional Focus: Africa

    Regional Focus: Africa
    3 Key Trends That Lie Beneath a Silent Displacement Crisis in Kenya’s North-east (IDMC Blog, May 2015) [text]Building on the Foundation: Formative Evaluation of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Transition Process in Kenya,…
  • May 20

    New Issue of RSQ

    New Issue of RSQ
    The latest issue of the Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published.  Contents of vol. 34, no. 2, June 2015 include:“Rather Than Talking in Tamil, They Should Be Talking to Tamils”: Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Readiness…
  • May 20

    New Issues of Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., JEMS, J. Intl. Humit. Leg. Stud., JIMI, JPRS, WAN

    New Issues of Dis. Prev. &amp; Mgmt., JEMS, J. Intl. Humit. Leg. Stud., JIMI, JPRS, WAN
    Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 24, no. 2 (2015) [contents]- Mix of articles.Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 41, no. 7 (2015) [contents]- Mix of articles, including "Spatial Dependence in…
Rank this Week: 187

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • May 21

    Levying State Corporate Income Tax A Waste Of Time

    Levying State Corporate Income Tax A Waste Of Time
    "Levying a state corporate income tax is a waste of time", tax expert, David Brunori, wrote in The Tax Analysts Blog. Brunori, research professor at George Washington University and deputy publisher of Tax Analysts, asserted that states…
  • May 19

    House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal

    House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal
    House Vote Pushes Us One Step Closer To Estate Tax Repeal The federal estate tax, which has long been opposed by many Americans, was recently abolished by the U.S. House of Representatives with 240 members of Congress voting for the estate…
  • May 15

    Lower Effective Tax Rate In U.S. Businesses Hits Record High

    Lower Effective Tax Rate In U.S. Businesses Hits Record High
    The number of Standard & Poor's 500 index-listed firms that do not pay U.S. corporate income taxes has surged to an all-time high. At a time when many enterprises are performing inversions and shifting their legal addresses overseas, a…
Rank this Week: 544

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
Rank this Week: 757

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Lamp: The 'Development' Discourse in International Trade Lawmaking

    Lamp: The 'Development' Discourse in International Trade Lawmaking
    Nicolas Lamp (Queen's Univ., Canada - Law) has posted The 'Development' Discourse in International Trade Lawmaking. Here's the abstract: The impact of the idea of “development” in international trade lawmaking is often reduced to…
  • May 21

    del Castillo: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Camino

    del Castillo: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Camino
    Lilian del Castillo (Univ. of Buenos Aires - Law) has published Law of the Sea, From Grotius to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Caminos (Brill | Nijhoff 2015). Contents include: Bernard H. Oxman, …
  • May 20

    Haque: Laws for War

    Haque: Laws for War
    Adil Ahmad Haque (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Laws for War (in Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict & Human Rights, Jens David Ohlin ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This chapter explores how international…
Rank this Week: 29

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 21

    "El Chino Antrax" Pleads Guilty in San Diego

    "El Chino Antrax" Pleads Guilty in San Diego
    Jose Rodrigo Arechiga-Gamboa, aka "El Chino Antrax", the young, flashy alleged "sicario" for Sinaloa (Zambada faction) and logistics coordinator (El Chapo Guzman), pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to import…
  • May 20

    Rand Paul Ends 10 Hour "Filibuster"

    Rand Paul Ends 10 Hour "Filibuster"
    Rand Paul has ended his 10 hour "filibuster" over the renewal of the Patriot Act. Among his main points: "We're using the Patriot Act to put [drug offenders] in prison." "The presumption of innocence is an incredibly important doctrine…
  • May 20

    Letterman Signs Off

    Letterman Signs Off
    Sometimes you don't know what you got till it's gone. That's how I feel about David Letterman. I didn't watch him often, but when I did, I enjoyed him and his show, and I'm sorry he's leaving. His quirkiness and... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 2

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 21

    Personal Injury: Why You Should Seek Legal Help No Matter How You Got Injured

    Personal Injury: Why You Should Seek Legal Help No Matter How You Got Injured
    Many who are hurt may fear the incident was their own fault. However, this does not mean that they should not get legal help and pursue their case in court. Particularly for those who were hurt on the job or in the care of another person,…
  • May 20

    Federal Regulators Call for Requiring Dealers to Fix Recalled Vehicle

    Federal Regulators Call for Requiring Dealers to Fix Recalled Vehicle
    In a 1,000+ word article, the AP reports that currently, dealers and individual sellers are not legally required to get repairs done on a recalled car before the vehicle is sold. Sellers are not even obligated to notify buyers that a vehicle…
  • May 19

    Congressional Report Discusses Automobile Hacking

    Congressional Report Discusses Automobile Hacking
    NBC Nightly News reported that a new Congressional report warns that automobiles have “significant security and privacy gaps” rendering them prone to hacking. Senator Ed Markey is quoted saying, “You don’t need a…
Rank this Week: 705

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
  • May 21

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign
    Summer driving season is finally here. As usual, this Memorial Day Weekend comes with a safety reminder from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On May 18th, the NHTSA kicked off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, urging…
  • May 18

    The Dangers of Letting Baby Sleep in a Car Seat

    The Dangers of Letting Baby Sleep in a Car Seat
    Car seats are designed to keep babies safe, but a new study has found when used improperly – specifically, as a napping place – these seats can pose deadly dangers. Conducted by researchers at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey…
  • May 15

    NTSB Investigations of Amtrak Derailment Continue – More Mysterie

    NTSB Investigations of Amtrak Derailment Continue – More Mysterie
    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As investigations continue into determining the cause(s) for Amtrak’s tragic derailment on Tuesday night, the Washington Post reports that NTSB investigations have discovered…
Rank this Week: 753

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 431

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&amp;A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
  • May 13

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right

    Q&amp;A: Independent Contractor Right
    QUESTION #1 2 days after I submitted a written request for my 1st Quarter 2015 performance based compensation I was fired for no reason at all.  They told me “you are an independent contractor, so we don’t have to pay…
Rank this Week: 128

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done? (Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
  • May 14

    Can You Trump That?

    Can You Trump That?
    Donald Trump has teased the voting public before. He has flirted several times with the possibility of running for president. In 2012, he even rose to near the top of some early opinion polls. Each time, however, Trump backed away from an…
Rank this Week: 358

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 21

    Experts Agree: Planning is the Key to Succe

    Experts Agree: Planning is the Key to Succe
    By Lahne Mattas-Curry Last week, researchers from all over the world descended upon EPA’s Research Triangle Park campus in Durham, NC for the International Decontamination Conference. Decontamination is one of the critical challenges…
  • May 20

    Wetlands Wednesday: Share My Surprising Trip Across Iowa

    Wetlands Wednesday: Share My Surprising Trip Across Iowa
    By Cynthia Cassel The third leg of our journey to the fascinating wetlands of the four Region 7 states has surprises in store, as we continue our May series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Wetlands Month. After my trip to…
  • May 20

    EPA: Launching a New Era of State, Tribal, Local and International Partnership

    EPA: Launching a New Era of State, Tribal, Local and International Partnership
    Our work with state, tribal, local and international partners forms an “environmental enterprise” that is critical to advancing environmental and human health protection across the country and the globe.  As captured in our…
Rank this Week: 65

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 21

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning…
  • May 20

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode…
  • May 19

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 1, It’s yours for a couple of day

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 1, It’s yours for a couple of day
    By: David A. Smith I demand … parking Out of the parking endlessly circling, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we humans are easily enslaved by our metal overlords, we gradually internalize our masters’ needs – their…
Rank this Week: 209

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • May 21

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    The University of Alabama and the ABA Journal announced the finalists for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction late last week. This year’s finalists are: Terminal City by Linda Fairstein, My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni,…
  • May 20

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist
    This week’s interview is with Jenny Gesley, our newest foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress Jenny provides research and reference services related to Germany and other German-speaking countries. Describe your background…
  • May 19

    End of the War in Europe

    End of the War in Europe
    Living in the nation’s capital can make one rather jaded.  Another presidential inauguration – another day of clogged metro and closed streets!  The Cherry Blossom Festival – the cherry blossoms are always…
Rank this Week: 257