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Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Jul 30

    Bureau of Justice Assistance FIRST AMENDMENT ONLINE TRAINING

    Bureau of Justice Assistance FIRST AMENDMENT ONLINE TRAINING
    Great material, easily available and well produced.https://www.ncirc.gov/Training_First_Amendment.aspx
  • Jul 29

    Position: Paralegal!

    Position: Paralegal!
    Position: ParalegalTwo attorney firm in Clinton, Illinois seeking a Paralegal to assist in the handling of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and general civil litigation claims. You may submit your…
  • Jul 21

    A new position with Caterpillar has opened in your area!

    A new position with Caterpillar has opened in your area!
    To be considered, please send all information to gina.jones@roberthalflegal.comor michael.auger@roberthalflegal.com  ·         Name & phone…
Rank this Week: 91

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 30

    Social Security Amendments of 1965

    Social Security Amendments of 1965
    On this day in 1965,  President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments of 1965 into law. This act is notable because provisions within it created Medicare and Medicaid. Social Security Amendments of…
  • Jul 28

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9
    Starting Tuesday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 9, the library will be closed in order to complete construction by Orientation. Library staff will be available by phone at 404-413-9100 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If…
  • Jul 23

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource
    While many attorneys utilize Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext to conduct federal legal research, there are plenty of free options that researchers can use to conduct legal research. Below is a selected list of free resources,…
Rank this Week: 140

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 30

    Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw

    Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw
    Remember the opening scene of the first Fast and Furious film? Heists like these could become easier to pull off. The post Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 30

    This Gadget Hacks GM Cars to Locate, Unlock, and Start Them (UPDATED)

    This Gadget Hacks GM Cars to Locate, Unlock, and Start Them (UPDATED)
    Hacker Samy Kamkar shows that the problem of internet-connected cars being vulnerable to hacks just keeps getting bigger. The post This Gadget Hacks GM Cars to Locate, Unlock, and Start Them (UPDATED) appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 29

    Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target

    Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target
    If a hacker attacks your TrackingPoint smart gun over its Wi-Fi connection, you may find the weapon is aiming at a different target than you think. The post Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 13

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 30

    An encouraging trend on ascertainability continue

    An encouraging trend on ascertainability continue
    In April, we told you about about a decision from the Third Circuit -- the court that has given the strictest reading of ascertainability -- in which the panel refused to extend the doctrine further and one judge suggested it...
  • Jul 29

    Appellate court holds cases should be stayed, not dismissed, during arbitration

    Appellate court holds cases should be stayed, not dismissed, during arbitration
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday weighed in on the “unsettled” question whether a district court should stay a case or dismiss it, when it grants a motion to compel arbitration. The court held that the case should…
  • Jul 29

    CFPB Acts Against Mortgage Payment Company For Deceptive Ad

    CFPB Acts Against Mortgage Payment Company For Deceptive Ad
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acted yesterday against Paymap Inc. and LoanCare, LLC for deceiving consumers with advertisements for a mortgage payment program that promised tens of thousands of dollars in interest savings from more…
Rank this Week: 299

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 30

    Bill Otis, Or Why You Can’t Have Nice Thing

    Bill Otis, Or Why You Can’t Have Nice Thing
    I’ve said some unpleasant things about Bill Otis here from time to time, so it’s only fair that I note his profile by Mark Obbie at Slate, where he’s lauded as “the last man standing who thinks criminal…
  • Jul 30

    A Little Reform On A Big Soapbox

    A Little Reform On A Big Soapbox
    Everybody has a story to tell, and most think their story is well worth your time.  There’s nothing unusual about that, except when they find out that other people yawn, make excuses to leave, run away to avoid having to hear your…
  • Jul 29

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit
    The story of Baby Bou Bou, the toddler nearly killed when a flashbang grenade was tossed into his crib as he lay sleeping, as a SWAT team stormed a home upon a no-knock night-time warrant granted by a neutral magistrate, a guardian of the…
Rank this Week: 50

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
  • Jul 30

    2015 Proxy Season Review

    2015 Proxy Season Review
    Our 2015 Proxy Season Review summarizes significant developments relating to shareholder proposals to date during the 2015 proxy season. Although shareholder activists pursuing strategic or management changes continue to dominate…
  • Jul 30

    Dodd Frank Turns 5

    Dodd Frank Turns 5
    July 21, 2015 marked the 5th anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Act into law. Even though the Act is more than 800 pages in length, it is the Act’s 390 rulemaking requirements and the 307 proposed and final rules…
  • Jul 29

    Timing Stock Trades for Personal Gain: Private Information and Sales of Shares by CEO

    Timing Stock Trades for Personal Gain: Private Information and Sales of Shares by CEO
    In October 2000, the SEC enacted Rule 10b5-1 which enables managers to reduce their exposure to allegations of trading on material non-public information by announcing pre-planned stock sales up to two years in advance. In our paper, Timing…
Rank this Week: 37

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?
    Further to our previous postshereand here, we report the following speculations as to whether recent discoveries regarding Pluto might lead to its reclassification. A more technical (in parts) but comprehensive overview of the issue awaits…
  • Jul 28

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015
    Yesterday the U.S. State Department released this year's Trafficking in Persons Report, which reflects the Department's assessment of the human trafficking situation worldwide and provides a narrative for each country, summarizing and…
  • Jul 27

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    You have worked and studied hard in preparation for the Bar Exam.  Today get to where you need to be tomorrow, exercise, have a good dinner and a good night's rest.Good Luck!Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
Rank this Week: 455

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 30

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg
    I already have the title for a future paper--"Tie Goes to the Runner" and Other Myths of Baseball Rules. The paper will explore baseball rules that everyone believes/assumes are one way and that often are captured in a common, pithy…
  • Jul 29

    SEALS thought

    SEALS thought
    For a variety of geographic and other reasons, my SEALS participation this year involved just two days of driving the 50 miles to the Boca Resort. And I will have to miss the MarkelFest! Happy Hour. I did have two random thoughts after the…
  • Jul 29

    The Virtues and Vices of Casebook Supplement

    The Virtues and Vices of Casebook Supplement
    My co-authors (Bill Banks, Steve Dycus, and Peter Raven-Hansen) and I have just put the finishing touches on the 2015-16 supplement to Aspen's (or is it Wolters Kluwer's?) National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks, which checks…
Rank this Week: 54

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Jul 30

    How do I Talk to My Parents about Their Finances?

    How do I Talk to My Parents about Their Finances?
    Remember when your parents had that awkward "talk" with you somewhere around seventh grade? It was no fun for them and no fun for you.
  • Jul 29

    How Can I Reduce My "End-of-Life Taxes"?

    How Can I Reduce My "End-of-Life Taxes"?
    Whether you call it the "death tax" or the "estate tax," it is really the same animal. Albeit the color of the animal will be red or blue depending on your own political and economic perspective.
  • Jul 28

    How do I Transition or Transfer My Business? / Overland Park, KS

    How do I Transition or Transfer My Business? / Overland Park, KS
    If you are a business owner on main street or where two gravel roads cross between soybean fields, then you must take extra care when it is time to "transition" or "transfer" your business.
Rank this Week: 757

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Hamilton v. Alpha Services, LLC – Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Following Fatal Crash

    Hamilton v. Alpha Services, LLC – Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Following Fatal Crash
    People who are involved in auto accidents while they are driving for work may, in addition to any compensation from the at-fault driver, be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits. While workers’ compensation may only…
  • Jul 27

    Purscell v. Tico Ins. Co. – Bad Faith Insurance Claim Rejected

    Purscell v. Tico Ins. Co. – Bad Faith Insurance Claim Rejected
    Auto insurance companies owe a duty to act in good faith when faced with claims of liability for a crash. Courts take claims of bad faith very seriously, and if a finding of bad faith is entered, insurance companies could end up paying double…
  • Jul 24

    Kimminau v. City of Hastings – Government Liability for Truck Spill Cleanup

    Kimminau v. City of Hastings – Government Liability for Truck Spill Cleanup
    There are an estimated 15 million trucks in the U.S., and approximately 2 million of those are tractor-trailers, hauling material goods coast-to-coast. An accident involving one of these large vehicles can be especially dangerous. But another…
Rank this Week: 454

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?
    It has been a tumultuous year for copyright owners. The old cliche is “if you love something, set it free,” but it seems plenty of third parties are happy to take on that task when it comes to copyrighted content. Now that…
  • Jul 29

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure that allows third parties to bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The letter is filed with the Director of Trademarks and if the Director is…
  • Jul 28

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Intellectual property enforcement continues to make news, and new solutions to curb abusive enforcement – i.e. trademark bullying, patent trolling, and copyright trolling – are being…
Rank this Week: 226

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jul 30

    More oil companies at risk of bankruptcy?

    More oil companies at risk of bankruptcy?
    The price of crude oil is on the decline again and experts in the industry are starting to worry. If the oil prices remain low for a prolonged time, companies will likely have to operate at a marginal loss. Unless they have enough money to…
  • Jul 28

    Investigation into Oak Park Office Center

    Investigation into Oak Park Office Center
    Have you suffered investment losses in a Oak Park Office Center tenant-in-common (TIC)? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the…
  • Jul 28

    Recovery of 1600 Barberry Lane Investment Losse

    Recovery of 1600 Barberry Lane Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in a 1600 Barberry Lane – TIC investment? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities…
Rank this Week: 268

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 30

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest
    If you have joined the academic support/bar preparation professional community for the first time, we welcome you to a rewarding career and wonderful group of colleagues. One thing that ASP is known for is collegiality. There are many…
  • Jul 29

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne
    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Academic & Bar Readiness This position is currently being filled as a one-year visiting position. The position will be reposted and filled permanently next year, for 2016-2017. The…
  • Jul 21

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation
    Job Description JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Bar Preparation DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation REPORTS TO: Director of Bar Preparation POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt GENERAL…
Rank this Week: 761

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 892

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Plot Thickens As Uber Turns to Leasing Vehicle

    The Plot Thickens As Uber Turns to Leasing Vehicle
    Uber is about to change "the rules" yet again by now leasing vehicles to its drivers. While there is great uncertainty of how "employment status" will be interpreted going forward in the new sharing economy, one thing is for certain, the…
  • Jul 28

    Reshaping Workers’ Compensation for the Sharing Economy

    Reshaping Workers’ Compensation for the Sharing Economy
    The most dramatic factor in re-shaping the future of workers’ compensation is that we are have a sharing economy,  Quietly, over the decades, “work” has been influenced dramatically by the Millennial Generation. As the…
  • Jul 28

    Fiat Chrysler to Pay $105M Fine - Violations Safety Act

    Fiat Chrysler to Pay $105M Fine - Violations Safety Act
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has acknowledged violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects and will submit to rigorous…
Rank this Week: 630

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Drama at the Quebec Bar Escalates Into Legal Action

    Drama at the Quebec Bar Escalates Into Legal Action
    The suspended Bâtonnière of the Quebec Bar Association, Lu Chan Khuong, has filed a lawsuit against the association and its administrators to overturn the suspension and reinstate her until the court determines whether the…
  • Jul 30

    Slaughtering the Judicial Scapegoat

    Slaughtering the Judicial Scapegoat
    Thousands of years ago the Hebrew Bible records a practice of the ancient Israelites. Aaron, spiritual leader and High Priest, would select two goats designating one as a sacrifice for God while the other – designated by a red string…
  • Jul 30

    OPSEU Workers Seen Protesting the Government’s Privatization Agenda at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Game

    OPSEU Workers Seen Protesting the Government’s Privatization Agenda at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Game
    Toronto has been sitting in the spotlight for the last month as the host of the 2015 Pan Am Games, which has brought together athletes, coaches, volunteers, and Games supporters from across the world. The public attention received by the…
Rank this Week: 72

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 30

    Christian Schools Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare Abortion Mandate

    Christian Schools Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare Abortion Mandate
    From The Washington Examiner: A group of Christian schools wants the Supreme Court to strike down an Obamacare mandate that they provide health plans that enable access to abortion-inducing pills, the latest religious nonprofits to challenge…
  • Jul 29

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment
    From The National Law Review: At the conclusion of many divorce proceedings, alimony is calculated by the court to be paid from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse. The amount of alimony to be paid is calculated based on...
  • Jul 28

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement
    From The National Law Review: During the course of divorce proceedings, alimony from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse is typically calculated based on a variety of factors. The income of the two spouses is a critical factor in...
Rank this Week: 272

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Gana LLP Investigation: Claims Against Broker George Lincoln

    Gana LLP Investigation: Claims Against Broker George Lincoln
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker George Lincoln (Lincoln) has been the subject of at least three customer complaints, one regulatory action, and one employment separation. The…
  • Jul 30

    Broker Spotlight: Churning Claims Against Advisor Jason Klabal

    Broker Spotlight: Churning Claims Against Advisor Jason Klabal
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Jason Klabal (Klabal) has been the subject of at least eight customer complaints six of which have been filed since 2014. The customer…
  • Jul 29

    Broker Spotlight: Alexander Capital Broker Anthony Pace

    Broker Spotlight: Alexander Capital Broker Anthony Pace
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Anthony Pace (Pace) has been the subject of at least six customer complaints and one employment seperation. The customer complaint against…
Rank this Week: 337

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 30

    Ohio BWC Notes 11 Comp Fraud Case

    Ohio BWC Notes 11 Comp Fraud Case
    Authorities in the Buckeye State don’t take kindly to workers compensation fraud.   Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO SteveBuehrer announced recently that 11 individuals were convicted of, or pleaded…
  • Jul 29

    Texas Mutual Recognizes Workplace Safety

    Texas Mutual Recognizes Workplace Safety
    Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that its board of directors voted unanimously to approve a company-record $225 million dividend distribution in 2015. Qualifying policyholder owners across Texas will share the dividend, which…
  • Jul 28

    Minnesota Legislature, Governor Back Comp Cut

    Minnesota Legislature, Governor Back Comp Cut
    There is some good news when it comes to the workers compensation system in Minnesota.   Legislation approved recently and signed by Governor Mark Dayton will cut workers comp inpatient hospital costs by 10 to 15 percent and…
Rank this Week: 269

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    CHRO Presents Leaders and Legends Award

    CHRO Presents Leaders and Legends Award
    This afternoon, the CHRO will present its first annual Leaders and Legends Awards ceremony.  I’ll be there. But more than that, I have the honor of presenting one of the six awards (you’ll just have to come to find out which…
  • Jul 28

    When Your Model Employee Isn’t Anymore

    When Your Model Employee Isn’t Anymore
    I loved Bill Cosby. When we first got cable TV as a kid, I must have watched his movie “Himself” a few dozen times after school. His “Chocolate Cake” routine was even something I showed my kids a few years ago. And I…
  • Jul 27

    A Vacation Perspective: The “Waterfall” Noise of Employment Law

    A Vacation Perspective: The “Waterfall” Noise of Employment Law
    The first day back from vacation is always fun. And by fun, I mean “not fun AT ALL.” There’s the e-mails. And the voicemails. And the things that you should’ve gotten done before vacation that you really honestly tried…
Rank this Week: 160

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 92

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Leading From Where You Are

    Leading From Where You Are
    “Stand up if you are a leader of anything,” was Kate Irwin-Smiler’s opening to the session. Of course, the question quickly raised by someone in the audience was whether our leadership was in our own estimation or whether it…
  • Jul 29

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?
  • Jul 28

    ALR Student’s Corner: And Justice for All – A Review

    ALR Student’s Corner: And Justice for All – A Review
    “Don’t you care? Don’t you even care? They’re people you know? They’re just people… He’s dead! Half hour after they put him in the lockup he hanged himself. God damn it!” We often become too…
Rank this Week: 641

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 212

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 30

    Pay Ratio Rules Coming Next Wednesday! (& Our “Pay Ratio Workshop” on August 25th!)

    Pay Ratio Rules Coming Next Wednesday! (& Our “Pay Ratio Workshop” on August 25th!)
    Last night, the SEC posted its Sunshine Act notice to adopt the pay ratio rules next Wednesday, August 5th. My blog on CompensationStandards.com gives a guess as to some of the rule’s final parameters. We want to help you get prepared…
  • Jul 29

    Proxy Disclosure Awards: The Winners!

    Proxy Disclosure Awards: The Winners!
    We have the winners in the 12 categories for our “Proxy Disclosure Awards”! Congrats to them & all the nominees! As promised, the voting was transparent as here are the results of the final tallies. Thanks to the 500+ of you…
  • Jul 28

    Once a Crowdfunder, Always a CrowdFunder

    Once a Crowdfunder, Always a CrowdFunder
    A lot of ink has been spilled about crowdfunding in the press, such as this Huffington Post piece that gives a plain vanilla take on crowdfunding (and here’s another piece). In addition, there are some misunderstandings in the press…
Rank this Week: 240

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 30

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!
    Sugartown Worldwide LLC, the owner of the trademark Lilly Pulitzer and the distributor of the famous fashion brand, is suing Old Navy and its parent company Gap, claiming that the retailer infringed its copyright when it sold several models…
  • Jul 30

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub
    Waiting for the Champagne ...Once upon a time, launches involved ships and smashing bottles of Champagne against their sides as they slid gracefully into the water. Launches nowadays seem to involve mainly websites and online services; the…
  • Jul 28

    Photographer Claims Harley Davidson Used Photograph without Authorization

    Photographer Claims Harley Davidson Used Photograph without Authorization
    Lisa Michael, a North Carolina professional photographer, filed a complainton July 21 against Harley-Davidson and three of its dealers, alleging that their use of one of her photographs in an advertising brochure had not been authorized and…
Rank this Week: 908

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 87

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Jul 30

    Better Legal Writing . . . From The Adobe Legal Department

    Better Legal Writing . . . From The Adobe Legal Department
    Whereas, the legal profession needs someone to help us write more clearly, and less lawyerly, Whereas, we want to be understood when we communicate with a client or the court, Whereas, we do not want others to search a legal dictionary for…
  • Jul 29

    Almond Milk: Not Just Another Dairy Product

    Almond Milk: Not Just Another Dairy Product
    Ever wonder how to milk an almond? It is a question we here at Abnormal Use ask every time we mistakenly find ourselves in the middle of a health food conversation and someone urges us to try almond milk. Contrary to our…
  • Jul 28

    Daily Priority One

    Daily Priority One
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use often contribute content to other websites. Our Lindsay Joyner recently wrote an article for the South Carolina Bar’s Wellness Committee, and we thought you might be interested in that piece.…
Rank this Week: 158

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military
    Last week (July 22), the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General issued a report on Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains.  The 2014 Defense Authorization Act called for the…
  • Jul 30

    Religious Order Sued By Two Victims For Sex Abuse From 35 Years Ago

    Religious Order Sued By Two Victims For Sex Abuse From 35 Years Ago
    As reported in a press release on Tuesday from Jeff Anderson & Associates, two new clergy abuse lawsuits were filed this week in state court in Minnesota:Civil lawsuits were filed today by two men who were sexually abused as minors…
  • Jul 30

    Pennsylvania Court Retroactively Validates Same-Sex Marriage After Death of One Spouse

    Pennsylvania Court Retroactively Validates Same-Sex Marriage After Death of One Spouse
    In what is apparently the first case of its kind, on Wednesday a Bucks County, Pennsylvania trial court retroactively validated a same-sex common law marriage.  As reported by the Doylestown Intelligencer, the decision allows the…
Rank this Week: 22

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 30

    Rabin on Weinstein

    Rabin on Weinstein
    Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Judge Jack Weinstein and the World of Tort: Institutional and Historical Perspectives. The abstract provides: In this Article, I offer four representative illustrations of Judge Jack Weinstein’s creative efforts…
  • Jul 29

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project
    NYU Law has just announced its new Civil Jury Project, with directors Sam Issacharoff and Cathy Sharkey. Its first conference, on Friday, September 11th, will be "The State and Future of Civil Jury Trials." Register here.
  • Jul 28

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program
    In Iowa, the reform I reported on here has become law. It has similarities to a program at the University of Michigan, which has also inspired laws in Massachusetts and Oregon. Readers of the blog know I am a big...
Rank this Week: 219

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 30

    World Day Against Trafficking in Person

    World Day Against Trafficking in Person
    Pursuant to a 2013 United Nations General Assembly Resolution (68/192), July 30 is designated as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness about the problem and to focus on protection of victims. The UN estimates that…
  • Jul 29

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law Leadership Retreat is underway in Chicago, with section leaders attending from around the world. Welcome to Chicago! We wish you a successful leadership retreat and a productive annual…
  • Jul 29

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer
    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers will present a panel at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of "Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and…
Rank this Week: 487

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 30

    Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad

    Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad
    iOS apps for lawyers abound, whether for case management, billing, or trial preparation. This page has every legal app for iOS that we could find.Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad was originally published on Lawyerist.
  • Jul 30

    Launching A Law Firm: Should You Incorporate? (sponsored)

    Launching A Law Firm: Should You Incorporate? (sponsored)
    The following is an excerpt from the MyCase eBook: Launching a Law Firm – The Necessities, by author Stacey E. Burke. When forming a new law firm, the important question of incorporation will be one of the first to arise. You’ll…
  • Jul 29

    Legal Marketing: Get ‘Em While They’re Young

    Legal Marketing: Get ‘Em While They’re Young
    Many lawyers dream of having their ads becoming viral sensations. Nothing would be better than your name being the first thing in anyone’s head whenever they have a legal problem. But personal injury lawyer Morris Bart in Louisiana has…
Rank this Week: 458

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Chair of ABA GP Solo Agriculture Law Committee

    Chair of ABA GP Solo Agriculture Law Committee
    For the fifth year in a row, I have been appointed as the Chair of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s (“GP Solo”) Agriculture Law Committee.  I am…
  • Jul 23

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar on Intellectual Property

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar on Intellectual Property
    I will be moderating at webinar for the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee titled “Overview of Intellectual Property Law Affecting Farmers, Agri-Businesses and…
  • Jul 22

    Video of “Overview of Farm Leases” Lawline Course

    Video of “Overview of Farm Leases” Lawline Course
    Here is the video from the farm lease presentation.  You can get a copy of the materials and Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit by purchasing the webinar directly from Lawline here. The post Video of “Overview of…
Rank this Week: 951

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 30

    Rite Aid Shareholders Vote to Take Wind Out of CEO’s Golden Parachute

    Rite Aid Shareholders Vote to Take Wind Out of CEO’s Golden Parachute
    As noted in this Reuters article, last month, nearly 60% of Rite Aid shareholders supported a non-binding shareholder proposal at the company’s annual meeting that asks that the company to limit the CEO’s golden parachute. This is…
  • Jul 29

    Rural/Metro: Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief

    Rural/Metro: Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief
    We have posted the Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief in the Rural/Metro appeal (here’s a prior blog with other documents)…
  • Jul 22

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This July-August issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter was posted a few weeks ago – & also sent to the printers – and includes articles on: – Reflections on the DuPont Proxy Contest: What Happens Next? –…
Rank this Week: 339

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 2 of 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 2 of 2
    In our last blog we looked at several widely misunderstood estate planning concepts. Today we will continue to review several other estate planning issues or terms often found confusing by the general public. As with any legal…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Dies – Part 2

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Dies – Part 2
    On June 21, we briefly discussed the legal process when a family member dies. Today we will continue where we left off.  The process is essentially the same regardless of where you live, although there may be small…
  • Jul 29

    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decision

    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decision
    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decisions from Larry Parman In general, parents seeking an international adoption must go through an adoption agency licensed by the U.S. State Department, or adopt the child directly in the…
Rank this Week: 911

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 30

    3 Steps to More Referral

    3 Steps to More Referral
    What lawyer doesn’t like getting good referrals? The potential client’s matter fits your practice, and he’s heard good things about you from the person who sent him over. You can build a steady stream of referral business…
  • Jul 30

    3 Steps to More Referral

    3 Steps to More Referral
    What lawyer doesn’t like getting good referrals? The potential client’s matter fits your practice, and he’s heard good things about you from the person who sent him over. You can build a steady stream of referral business…
  • Jul 29

    Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Feature

    Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Feature
    Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous Outlook…
Rank this Week: 526

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 26

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jul 30

    Survey shows that the new proposed #overtime rules may be like whoa!

    Survey shows that the new proposed #overtime rules may be like whoa!
    You know those proposed overtime rules from the Department of Labor. The ones where the salary-level for the white collar exemption will jump from $23,660 per year to over $50,ooo in 2016. Well, check this out. A survey on…
  • Jul 29

    The limits of addressing mental illness at work

    The limits of addressing mental illness at work
    Many of us, including me, have a loved one or friend who has suffered through mental illness. With proper treatment, counseling and support, the symptoms may be controllable. However, sometimes medication and treatment aren’t enough.…
  • Jul 28

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too
    Can a person whose job is to ensure that the company follows a particular standard of care; i.e., a watchdog employee, bring an action against the company under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA),…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 5

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 283

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 30

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report
    The number of federal securities class action lawsuit filings in the first half of 2015 was above the number of securities suits in the first half of 2014, although below long-term semiannual averages, according to the latest report from…
  • Jul 28

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch
    As the global financial crisis has receded further into the past and as other issues have crowded to the top of the agenda, the remaining vestiges from the credit crisis have faded into the background. But though the peak of the crisis is now…
  • Jul 27

    Guest Post: Cyber & Privacy Policy Exclusions: Analyzing Differences, Negotiating Modification

    Guest Post: Cyber & Privacy Policy Exclusions: Analyzing Differences, Negotiating Modification
    The exclusions are an important part of any liability insurance policy, but this is particularly true of cyber liability insurance polices. In the following guest post, Robert Bregman, CPCU, MLIS, RPLU, Senior Research Analyst, International…
Rank this Week: 450

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 362

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 30

    Re D: Relieving the child from the maelstrom of his parents' destructive relationship

    Re D: Relieving the child from the maelstrom of his parents' destructive relationship
    Lady Justice KingA brief note upon Re D (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 829, a father's appeal against an order refusing him contact with his six year old son ('OD').The facts: The parents lived together between January 2007 and April 2009,…
  • Jul 29

    Actuaries - Buy One, Get One For Free

    Actuaries - Buy One, Get One For Free
    Expert pension sharing and offsetting reports are not inexpensive which makes choosing the expert an important part of the instruction process.Lawyers, mediators and clients are sometimes surprised to learn that the provision of pension…
  • Jul 24

    The future's bright?

    The future's bright?
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog are mostly about the future, which may or may not be bright:Taking advantage - Are some trying to take advantage of the profession's great tradition of doing pro…
Rank this Week: 514

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 30

    New changes to the law regarding energy efficiency for residential and commercial property

    New changes to the law regarding energy efficiency for residential and commercial property
    The Energy Act 2011, ‘which has three principal objectives: tackling barriers to investment in energy efficiency; enhancing energy security; and enabling investment in low carbon energy supplies’ (Department of Energy and Climate…
  • Jul 29

    Employment Law: Whistleblowing

    Employment Law: Whistleblowing
    Whistleblowing occurs when an employee raises a concern about a wrong doing in their workplace. The information which the whistleblower discloses must be in the reasonable belief of the employee that one of the following has happened, is…
  • Jul 28

    Can your Will be ignored?

    Can your Will be ignored?
    A Will is a legal document that sets out your wishes regarding the distribution of your property on your death. In English law it has been emphasised that a person can leave their Estate to whom they want or which charity they want in their…
Rank this Week: 747

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    New Spinal Stimulation Eases Chronic Pain

    New Spinal Stimulation Eases Chronic Pain
    Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy (SCS) involves implanting a small device under a patient's skin and delivering electric pulses to the nerves, emitting a form of paresthesia.  The electric impulse interrupts the pain signal in the…
  • Jul 29

    ATV Accident Causes another Spinal Cord Injury

    ATV Accident Causes another Spinal Cord Injury
    Van Dyken-Rouen accident shines spotlight on ATV dangers | FOX31 DenverThis Olympic swimmer suffered a spinal cord injury while driving an ATV. This author reports 100,000 people a year seek medical attention after being injured while riding…
  • Jul 28

    Is a Fitbit putting your legal case at risk?

    Is a Fitbit putting your legal case at risk?
    Fitbit’s tracking function can be valuable evidence in many lawsuits. Technology can be fun to use, it can also be useful. But like any technological device it can be used to prove you are lying or be misused and provide a false…
Rank this Week: 259

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Senate Appropriations Committee Is Next Stop For California Finders Bill

    Senate Appropriations Committee Is Next Stop For California Finders Bill
    AB 667 (Wagner) continues to wend its way through the California legislature.  The bill, which was sponsored by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, defines a finder as a natural person who,…
  • Jul 29

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense
    Yesterday, Broc Romanek published several posts regarding crowdfunding.  Meanwhile here in California, crowd funding has stalled in the legislature.  AB 722 (Perea) passed unanimously out the Assembly Committee on Judiciary…
  • Jul 28

    CalPERS Claims Success; Proxy Monitor Says CalPERS Success Leads To Lower Stock Price

    CalPERS Claims Success; Proxy Monitor Says CalPERS Success Leads To Lower Stock Price
    “Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair” In this press release issued last week, CalPERS congratulated itself on the “success” of its proxy voting initiatives: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System…
Rank this Week: 869