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Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Apr 28

    Law Library: News & Events: THOMAS to Retire on July 5, 2016

    Law Library: News & Events: THOMAS to Retire on July 5, 2016
    Learn more about the retirement of THOMAS.gov on July 5, 2016 and the features of its replacement, Congress.gov, in the recent In Custodia Legis post. Click here for more information.
  • Apr 11

    Law Library: News & Events:

    Law Library: News & Events:
    The Law Library of Congress will host its annual Law Day program on Wednesday, April 27. The event will mark the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). Law Librarian of…
  • Apr 6

    Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunitie

    Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunitie
    The Law Library of Congress has two new internship opportunities this summer.  One is a paid metadata technician internship located in Washington, D.C. and the other is an unpaid metadata internship that can be done…
Rank this Week: 608

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 28

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue
    by Neil H. BuchananIn the midst of the ongoing drama of the presidential campaign, it is easy to forget that there already are people who have been sworn in as elected officeholders, and that those people are doing their jobs almost…
  • Apr 27

    Animals, Altruism, and the Act/Omission Distinction

    Animals, Altruism, and the Act/Omission Distinction
    by Michael DorfA little less than two weeks ago, Cornell Law School hosted a "book celebration" for Professor Colb and me, in recognition of the publication of our book Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. I have used scare quotes to…
  • Apr 26

    Skepticism About Hillary Clinton From An Unexpected Source

    Skepticism About Hillary Clinton From An Unexpected Source
    by Neil H. BuchananLast week, I explained why I am supporting Hillary Clinton for president, rather than Bernie Sanders.  Although I did not state the argument in this way, I was ultimately saying that too many Americans do not…
Rank this Week: 235

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
  • Apr 14

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of jurors In a recent Order issued in Oracle v. Google, No. C 10-03561 WHA, United…
  • Apr 12

    NY judge weighs in on whether ‘tagging’ violates order of protection

    NY judge weighs in on whether ‘tagging’ violates order of protection
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY judge weighs in on whether ‘tagging’ violates order of protection Social media permeates every aspect of our lives so it’s…
Rank this Week: 380

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Apr 28

    Cheryl Stanton, '97: 'Support network' key in career

    Cheryl Stanton, '97: 'Support network' key in career
    Original source:  http://thetandd.com/news/local/support-networ... From a labor and employment lawyer in New York, to the White House, to the head of the South Carolina Department of Employment…
  • Apr 27

    Robert J. Martineau, '59: Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic

    Robert J. Martineau, '59: Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic
    Original source:  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contr... Robert J. Martineau is professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has served as the…
  • Apr 27

    Robert J. Martineau, '59:Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic

    Robert J. Martineau, '59:Opinion - Supreme Court too monolithic
    Original source:  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contr... Robert J. Martineau is professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has served as the…
Rank this Week: 399

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Alliance for Justice sues over PACER fee

    Alliance for Justice sues over PACER fee
    The ABA Journal reports that the Alliance for Justice, along with the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the National Consumer Law Center, has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court accusing the Administrative Office of the…
  • Apr 22

    Update on the baby Bluebook

    Update on the baby Bluebook
    Another event in the Carl Malamud and Baby Blue saga.. the Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog reports that Carl Malamud has alerted the Harvard Law Review Association that his alternative version of the Bluebook has been renamed…
  • Apr 19

    Short fast book

    Short fast book
    The EBook Friendly website points out that "Reading for 6 minutes can reduce stress by 68%. It's three times more effective than video games... Reading a book, even for a couple of minutes, can increase self-worth and trigger imagination" (no…
Rank this Week: 317

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Delaware justice league disclaims idea of 'super-directors'

    Delaware justice league disclaims idea of 'super-directors'
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.As sanctions for their misconduct during the litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed the claims of OptimisCorp and its CEO against three directors and the CFO. The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed, but its…
  • Apr 27

    Adviser official to pay $650K for soft-dollar manipulation, misuse

    Adviser official to pay $650K for soft-dollar manipulation, misuse
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.A federal district court granted summary judgment in favor of the SEC in an action against an adviser executive who engaged in a long-term fraudulent scheme to collect bogus “research expenses” and higher…
  • Apr 26

    Group urges caution before imposing new regulations on Treasury futures market

    Group urges caution before imposing new regulations on Treasury futures market
    By Kevin Kulling, J.D.Responding to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Department of the Treasury seeking public comment about the evolution of the Treasury market structure, the Futures Industry Association (FIA) cautioned against…
Rank this Week: 145

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rule 23(f) Granted; Lower Court Reversed!

    Rule 23(f) Granted; Lower Court Reversed!
    Funny how that happens.This part is hilarious -- you know how some defendants want to jump the gun on class cert, show they are being "aggressive," and so move to strike the class allegations instead of just letting the process proceed…
  • Apr 27

    3d DCA Watch -- Also Greynolds Park Anti-Semitic President Taft Watch!

    3d DCA Watch -- Also Greynolds Park Anti-Semitic President Taft Watch!
    It's Springtime in South Dade® which means the fluttering essences of written utterances waft lightly in the air (this is me sweet talking):C.P.Motion v. Goldblatt:Reversed.Alvey v. City of NMB:This is a substituted opinion but seems to…
  • Apr 26

    You Can't Waive Right To Arbitrate Claims Not Yet Asserted!

    You Can't Waive Right To Arbitrate Claims Not Yet Asserted!
    I know that sounds pretty exciting, but it really only helps corporate defendants (little other real-life context):As in Dickinson, J&G did not waive the right to arbitrate the state law claims raised in the second amended complaint…
Rank this Week: 201

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 705

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that the asserted claims of plaintiff’s patents for digitally labeling websites were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward…
  • Apr 27

    MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s MPEG decoder patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed to an abstract idea. "[T]he [Alice] step one inquiry…
  • Apr 26

    PTAB Grants Motion to Amend Vehicle Wheel Hanger Patent

    PTAB Grants Motion to Amend Vehicle Wheel Hanger Patent
    The Board granted the patent owner's contingent motion to amend, granting entry of proposed claims 6-10 for original claims 1-5 which had been found unpatentable, because the proposed amended claims were patentable over the prior art of…
Rank this Week: 331

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
  • Apr 28

    Time to Turn off THOMAS: July 5, 2016

    Time to Turn off THOMAS: July 5, 2016
    One of my favorite THOMAS related posts was of the THOMAS Starting Point, which featured the homepage of the site when it launched on January 5, 1995.  It seems only fitting to share the photo from the post while…
  • Apr 27

    Poetic Justice

    Poetic Justice
    The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. Upon first reading the news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent passing, I recalled a…
  • Apr 26

    The Death of an Assassin: The 151st Anniversary of the Capture of John Wilkes Booth

    The Death of an Assassin: The 151st Anniversary of the Capture of John Wilkes Booth
    John Wilkes Booth’s sister recalled that when he was a young man, he met with a fortune teller who told him he was destined to lead a short and troubled life: Ah, you’ve a bad hand; the lines all cris-cras. It’s full length…
Rank this Week: 560

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Another Broker Promissory Note Win

    Another Broker Promissory Note Win
    As I have written before, broker promissory note cases are difficult to defend. The firms have had decades of experience writing the documents, and honing them to a fine point so that they are not defensible.But the conduct of firm employees…
  • Apr 27

    SEC Seeks Public Comment on Plan to Create A Consolidated Audit Trail

    SEC Seeks Public Comment on Plan to Create A Consolidated Audit Trail
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to publish for public comment a proposed national market system (NMS) plan to create a single, comprehensive database that would enable regulators to efficiently track all trading activity in…
  • Apr 27

    SEC News - Fraud Charges and Hiding Financial Trouble

    SEC News - Fraud Charges and Hiding Financial Trouble
    SEC Announces Financial Fraud CasesThe SEC has announced a pair of financial fraud cases against companies and then-executives accused of various accounting failures that left investors without accurate depictions of company…
Rank this Week: 497

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Hoping That the Revolution in Medical Care Reaches Injured Worker

    Hoping That the Revolution in Medical Care Reaches Injured Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Imagine a cross between a FitBit and a TENS Unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) that can control, on demand, issues that hurt workers face:…
  • Apr 25

    Nationwide Decrease and Attack on Worker’s Compensation Benefit

    Nationwide Decrease and Attack on Worker’s Compensation Benefit
    Bernie Sanders and nine other federal legislators sent a letter to the Dept. of Labor scrutinizing increasing attacks on workers’ rights. Today’s post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Recent news…
  • Apr 21

    Exoskeletons and the Workplace

    Exoskeletons and the Workplace
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Due to Japan’s rapidly aging demographics, they are using exoskeletons to make older workers more productive in heavy-labor jobs. “’We…
Rank this Week: 955

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 510

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday April 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTDo employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment…
  • Apr 27

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:34am PDTCivil lawsuits in Ontario’s Superior Court are commenced by…
  • Apr 26

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday April 26th, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 26, 2016 at 6:29am PDTIf a deceased person owed support to a spouse or child under the…
Rank this Week: 161

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 349

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit
    Circuit Reinstates Pregnancy Bias Suit Against Ulster Jail Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal April 28, 2016  A new trial has been ordered for a corrections officer who alleged she suffered discrimination because…
  • Apr 26

    Preserve that testimony!

    Preserve that testimony!
    Reading a torts decision from Judge Calabresi is like watching George Brett taking batting practice. Judge Calabresi is a scholar of American torts law, and he does not write up a torts ruling with the sort of brief and conclusory holdings…
  • Apr 25

    All FLSA settlements require judicial approval

    All FLSA settlements require judicial approval
    I totally overlooked this case when it came down in August 2015, but it's worth revisiting now because it affects everyone who handles wage and hour cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act.The case is Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, 796…
Rank this Week: 836

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (April 28, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (April 28, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 410 Major League Soccer as a Case Study in Complexity Theory Steven A. Bank University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 2 143...
  • Apr 27

    More on Prince and Bowie; the Masters of Badne

    More on Prince and Bowie; the Masters of Badne
    I echo Nancy’s tribute below to Prince. Not only was “His Royal Badness” an amazing musician, singer and dancer, he was also able to legally wrestle with and ultimately prevail over some of the really “big boys” in the…
  • Apr 27

    No Contractual Duty of Good Faith in Texa

    No Contractual Duty of Good Faith in Texa
    In spite of most jurisdictions reading a duty of good faith and fair dealing into all contracts, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that it is unlikely that the Texas Supreme Court would find such a duty to...
Rank this Week: 134

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 28

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that giving the State formal notice of a medical negligence (now “health care liability”) claim against an employee waives the right, if any,  to assert that claim against that…
  • Apr 24

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car
    In Holt v. City of Fayetteville, No. M2014-02573-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims due to the city’s immunity under the public duty doctrine, a key limitation…
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing
    In State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Blondin, No. M2014-01756-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2016), the central issue was whether plaintiff had asserted its claim for personal injury damages in a timely fashion. State Farm was…
Rank this Week: 273

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Two Heads Are Not Always Better Than One

    Two Heads Are Not Always Better Than One
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) last week updated its Cuba FAQs with this perplexing little blurb that can only charitably actually be called an “answer” or the “A” in FAQ. 68. May a person…
  • Apr 25

    Woman Indicted for Failure to File Electronic Export Information Form

    Woman Indicted for Failure to File Electronic Export Information Form
    ABOVE: Harbin Engineering University Amin Yu bought things for Harbin Engineering University (“HEU”) in China — all EAR99 items, none of which required an export license. She listed an incorrect value for the items on…
  • Apr 14

    No Cuban-Americans Allowed

    No Cuban-Americans Allowed
    On Tuesday of this week two Cuban-born residents of Florida filed a lawsuit against Carnival cruise lines and its subsidiary Fathom Travel for violating their civil rights by refusing to book passage for them on a cruise ship from Miami to…
Rank this Week: 404

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 28

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy
    Voltage Pictures, which previously engaged in a lengthy court battle to require Canadian ISPs to disclose the names of alleged file sharers, has adopted a new legal strategy. This week, the company filed an unusual application in federal…
  • Apr 26

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy
    Today is World IP Day, which marks the creation of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Canadian policy has long preferred the use of international bodies like WIPO to advance its IP objectives, yet the intellectual property…
  • Apr 25

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want
    With one week still remaining in the federal telecommunications regulator’s hearing focused on the state of Internet access in Canada, the process has taken a surprising turn that ultimately cries out for leadership from Navdeep Bains,…
Rank this Week: 43

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
  • Apr 28

    Reporting “Up” Obligation

    Reporting “Up” Obligation
    A recent decision of a state bar disciplinary commission has important implications for the risk oversight obligations of the governing board. According to various media reports, the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission declined to pursue…
  • Apr 28

    Proxy Access: Developments in Market Practice

    Proxy Access: Developments in Market Practice
    Looking back at the proxy access provisions adopted by U.S. companies over the past year, it is clear that there is convergence around most key terms and conditions, including exceptions and details that are not contemplated by most…
  • Apr 28

    In Praise of Preferential Treatment in Private Equity

    In Praise of Preferential Treatment in Private Equity
    Preferential treatment of investors is more common than ever in today’s private equity industry, thanks to new structures that make it easier to grant different terms to different investors. For decades, private equity managers raised…
Rank this Week: 110

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award
    Friends and readers of the blog know that my family set up an award in my Dad's name at the University of Miami School of Law three years ago.  The Stuart A. Markus Award recognizes an individual student each year for outstanding work…
  • Apr 27

    "That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”

    "That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”
    That was Justice Ginsburg after she was referred to as Justice O'Connor during an oral argument today in United States v. McDonnell. (via The Washington Post).OOF!Well, that's better than being called a "serial child molestor" when your…
  • Apr 26

    Two defense opinions in the 11th Circuit written by...

    Two defense opinions in the 11th Circuit written by...
    ... William Pryor.1) United States v. Jimenez-Antunez: This appeal presents a question of first impression in this Circuit: whether a criminal defendant must show good cause to dismiss retained counsel if the defendant intends to seek…
Rank this Week: 163

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 28

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith     Yesterday’s Part 1 on Greece’s Sisyphean labors of creating a proper land cadaster, the better to privatize state-owned assets, revealed that…
  • Apr 27

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed
    By: David A. Smith   To understand what he thinks, you must understand how he is wired   While Europe’s chattering classes concern themselves with this year’s Euro-bad-boy (Britain) who might actually think itself…
  • Apr 26

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in previous parts of this post, if Chongqing’s ongoing experiment in urban economic…
Rank this Week: 466

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 28

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying California: “Here Are All the Sports Events California State Lawmakers Attended for Free” by Javier Panzar for Los Angeles Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 27

    Legislators Fire Executive Director of Virginia Ethics Council

    Legislators Fire Executive Director of Virginia Ethics Council
    The executive director of the newly formed ethics council in Virginia has been removed from this position. Chris Piper was Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 27

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Elections “Clinton Decisively Wins Democratic Primaries in 4 States” by Abby Phillip, John Wagner, and Anne Gearan for Washington Post Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 834

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Towards A More Accurate Listing of Legal Tech Startup

    Towards A More Accurate Listing of Legal Tech Startup
    A recent post of mine drew a lot of attention for stating that the number of legal startups had nearly tripled in two years. Relying on the Angel List roster of legal startups, I observed that the number had grown from 412 two years ago…
  • Apr 27

    On Lawyer2Lawyer this Week: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill

    On Lawyer2Lawyer this Week: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill
    With its “bathroom law,” North Carolina has become ground zero for a debate that is playing out in a number of states involving the transgender community, equal rights and equal access to public accommodations. North…
  • Apr 27

    LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research

    LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research
    Within search results, search terms are color coded at the top of the page and the location bar appears in each search result. A new visualization tool for case law research in Lexis Advance is being announced today by…
Rank this Week: 307

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 28

    Satire And Baekel’s Sad Feelings For Jeff Jarvi

    Satire And Baekel’s Sad Feelings For Jeff Jarvi
    There was, according to your perspective, a hysterically funny/horribly wrong clash on the internet about somebody named or not named Jeff Jarvis.  One Jeff Jarvis (not the pediatrician, @drjeffjarvis, but the ego maniac who thinks…
  • Apr 28

    When Felons Vote

    When Felons Vote
    Terry McAuliffe did something rare in politics. He did something. He did something that was sure to be unpopular in certain circles. And yet, he did something. Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore…
  • Apr 27

    But For Judges, They Wouldn’t Be Dead In The Name Of Science

    But For Judges, They Wouldn’t Be Dead In The Name Of Science
    This isn’t the sort of thing anybody wants to say, but I hope they were guilty. Because the alternative pushes the boundaries of even the hardest hearted bastard. The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Apr 28

    5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Need to Retain a Lawyer

    5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Need to Retain a Lawyer
    Truck drivers spend hundreds of hours of their time out on the open road. Unlike a typical workplace, however, there are unique dangers and regulations that must be taken into consideration. Life is unpredictable, and situations arise that…
  • Apr 27

    Six Instances When You Should Always Get Legal Help

    Six Instances When You Should Always Get Legal Help
    While many people take pride in handling problems on their own, there are certain things you need help with. One of these is legal matters. No matter how much you think you know, a layperson doesn’t have the skill or knowledge to…
  • Apr 26

    Carfax: Number of US Vehicles With Open Safety Recalls Reaches 47 Million

    Carfax: Number of US Vehicles With Open Safety Recalls Reaches 47 Million
    Reuters reports that according to Carfax, the number of recalled vehicles in the US increased to 47 million, up 27% from last year. Although recalled vehicles can be repaired free of charge at dealerships, the National Highway Traffic…
Rank this Week: 832

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Hiding Art Assets, Anonymity & The Panama Paper

    Hiding Art Assets, Anonymity & The Panama Paper
    This post was written by Leila A. Amineddoleh, Esq., Partner & co-founder at Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP. As the Galluzzo & Amineddoleh website mentions, Ms. Amineddoleh “has been published extensively on issues…
  • Apr 17

    The Panama Papers Law Firm & Potential Money Laundering Risk

    The Panama Papers Law Firm & Potential Money Laundering Risk
    Last Wednesday, prosecutors in Panama seized dozens of computer servers belonging to the Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The prosecutors might be investigating whether Mossack Fonseca violated money laundering laws when it…
  • Apr 7

    The Panama Papers & Your Asset Search

    The Panama Papers & Your Asset Search
    2008 was the first time I wrote an article mentioning hiding assets via a lawyer in Panama. The article was called “Bearer Shares & An Asset Search.” Although the facts at the article were sanitized & changed for privacy…
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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?
    My home state of Minnesota prides itself primarily on three things:  our ability to withstand our winters, our 10,000 lakes, and our dearly beloved Prince.  While we take a beating when it comes to our sports teams, all of his…
  • Apr 27

    Trademark Lessons for New Businesses from a Lawsuit Against a Colorado Juice Bar

    Trademark Lessons for New Businesses from a Lawsuit Against a Colorado Juice Bar
    It is a big, exciting, and dangerous risk to start a new business. There were approximately 400,000 in 2014 (continuing a recent downward trend, according to Gallup). Most entrepreneurs know that the odds are stacked against them, as about…
  • Apr 26

    Is the Taste as Sweet?

    Is the Taste as Sweet?
    –James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications An upscale little bistro/bakery with two Boston-area locations serves terrific pastries and lunches. The ambiance is delightful, the service is good; and the waitstaff nicely uniformed.…
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H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin May 12

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin May 12
    On Thursday, May 12, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2017 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals…
  • Apr 27

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2016 Statistics (Second Quarter)

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2016 Statistics (Second Quarter)
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2016 statistics (second quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2016 statistics…
  • Apr 26

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Kansas, Kentucky & Louisiana

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

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 28

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue
    On March 24, 2016, the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association) released a report « La tarification horaire à l’heure de la réflexion » (in French only and translated to say Hourly Billing: A Time for…
  • Apr 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Apr 28

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment
    It has become widely known that scholarly publishing has been hit by its own version of Napster, with Alexandra Elbakyan’s creation of Sci-Hub, which offers up to 48 million pirated journal articles and, as we have more recently…
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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/
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Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    ERISA Or Not

    ERISA Or Not
    ERISA lawyers will tell you that sometimes determining whether or not a plan is an ERISA plan or not can be confusing. The U.S. Southern District, Houston Division, issued an opinion that needs to be read on this issue. The...
  • Apr 26

    Hail Damage Claim

    Hail Damage Claim
    Lawyers handling hail damage claims should read this Northern District, San Angelo Division opinion. It is styled, April Munoz v. Safeco Insurance Company of Indiana, et al. This is a homeowners hail damage claim filed by April against Safeco…
  • Apr 24

    Duty To Defend

    Duty To Defend
    An Arlington insurance attorney will have someone come into their office and show the attorney lawsuit papers that have been filed against them and then will show a copy of an insurance policy that is suppose to defend against the...
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 411

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule
    Landlords Cry Foul Over Ruling In a ruling which reaffirms Massachusetts’ place as one of the most landlord-unfriendly jurisdictions in the country, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a landlord’s minor security…
  • Apr 5

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction
    Gov. Baker Earmarks $1M for Expansion The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a reality remains a question…
  • Mar 31

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC
    Drummer Boy Homes Association, Inc. v. Britton In a long awaited ruling pitting condominium associations against mortgage lenders backed by the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the so-called…
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Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Apr 28

    What's at the End of Your Website?

    What's at the End of Your Website?
    They say there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and good luck finding it! At the end of your website is the Contact Us form and that should be your pot of gold.But it’s not always. If your team is not giving website leads the…
  • Apr 27

    What is a SWOT and Do I Want One?

    What is a SWOT and Do I Want One?
    It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, doesn’t it? To answer the second question first, yes, you definitely do want a SWOT. Now, the first question: SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. A SWOT…
  • Apr 26

    Got Boots? Why You Should Attend Legal Marketing Boot Camp

    Got Boots? Why You Should Attend Legal Marketing Boot Camp
    Do you know that prospects that come to you through your website are totally different than those who have been sent to you by colleagues? Does your team know the difference, and understand how to handle them to ensure that prospects are…
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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
  • Apr 28

    Law Day 2016 – Miranda: More than Word

    Law Day 2016 – Miranda: More than Word
    May 1st is Law Day, a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms that Americans enjoy. The day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in our democracy and the … Continue…
  • Apr 26

    Sign Up for Our Upcoming Session – Legal Research: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

    Sign Up for Our Upcoming Session – Legal Research: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
    Sign up on OrgSync using the links below: Wednesday, April 27 – 5:00-5:30pm Wednesday, April 27 – 5:30-6:00pm
  • Apr 25

    Reminder: Paralegal Certificate Program Open House

    Reminder: Paralegal Certificate Program Open House
    Interested in learning more about Charlotte School of Law’s Paralegal Certificate Program? At an information session we will discuss the online and onsite platform, application process, answer your questions, and introduce you to the…
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Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    What Triggers Ordinance or Law Coverage?

    What Triggers Ordinance or Law Coverage?
    In our practice we are often called upon to represent clients where their claim for ordinance and law coverage has been denied. This is because ordinance and law coverage is one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly interpreted policy…
  • Apr 27

    Does Actual Cost Value Equal Fair Market Value When it Comes to Property Damage?

    Does Actual Cost Value Equal Fair Market Value When it Comes to Property Damage?
    When reading insurance policies it can be confusing to a policyholder regarding the differences in valuation of real property and personal property when terms like “fair market value”, “actual cost value”, and…
  • Apr 26

    Depreciation of Property to Determine Actual Cash Value is Different in California

    Depreciation of Property to Determine Actual Cash Value is Different in California
    In a key win for policyholders in California, a California state court trial judge recently found that insurers must consider the actual condition of personal property at the time of a loss when determining the property's actual cash…
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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 28

    Brexit: Will it stop the European Unitary Patent before it started?

    Brexit: Will it stop the European Unitary Patent before it started?
    On 23 June 2016, the British citizens will hold their referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union. Should they vote for the UK to leave the EU (the so-called ‘Brexit’), the new European unitary patent system…
  • Apr 28

    Article about copying and forgeries is plagiarized by an IP attorney

    Article about copying and forgeries is plagiarized by an IP attorney
    Earlier this week a friend posted a magazine article, “The Rise of Fakes and False Attributions in the Art World,” on social media. The article was about art authentication and due diligence. Before I reached the end of the first…
  • Apr 27

    House overwhelmingly passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, bill now moves to White House

    House overwhelmingly passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, bill now moves to White House
    Earlier today the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) voted against the bill. Even…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 28

    Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Family and Youth Law Center

    Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Family and Youth Law Center
    Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Family and Youth Law Center The Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School seeks a dynamic and forward-looking individual to lead the Center's array of child welfare and…
  • Apr 27

    Australian Mother Released on Bail in Lebanon After Being Caught in Child Custody Battle

    Australian Mother Released on Bail in Lebanon After Being Caught in Child Custody Battle
    From Fox News: An Australian mother and TV crew caught up in a high-profile child custody battle and detained in Beirut amid a botched attempt to take the woman's two children from their Lebanese father were released on bail on...
  • Apr 27

    Todres: "Can Mandatory Reporting Laws Help Child Survivors of Human Trafficking?"

    Todres: "Can Mandatory Reporting Laws Help Child Survivors of Human Trafficking?"
    Jonathan Todres (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted on SSRN his article Can Mandatory Reporting Laws Help Child Survivors of Human Trafficking?, 2016 Wisconsin Law Review Forward 69-78 (2016). Here is the abstract: Once…
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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    CNA Wage Crisi

    CNA Wage Crisi
    McKnight’s reported that a new report confirmed what many in the nursing home industry know:  low pay leads to poor quality of care. Low pay and poor benefits for nursing assistants is resulting in a “crisis” of…
  • Apr 27

    Fight for $15

    Fight for $15
    Workday Minnestoa had a great article explaining the need for a fair and living wage for all workers including CNAs in nursing homes.  On the same day that more than 100 Twin Cities fast-food workers went on strike, area nursing home…
  • Apr 26

    CNAs Deserve a Living Wage

    CNAs Deserve a Living Wage
    The Patriot Ledger reported on the need to increase staffing and pay to caregivers at nursing homes.  Better care for residents of nursing homes will require better pay and working conditions for the key workers: the nurse…
Rank this Week: 122

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 28

    A Lawyer Asked

    A Lawyer Asked
    A lawyer I coach recently asked: I have a quick question for you: do you have any blog posts or other guidance on a suggested method for reaching out to people who are contacts of colleagues, but not very close (the kind they met at a…
  • Apr 26

    Client Development Coaching: My Advice for Junior Associate

    Client Development Coaching: My Advice for Junior Associate
    I contend it is never too early for young lawyers to learn about client development. I have given many presentations to 1-4 year law firm associates. Here’s a short video and slides I hope might help. Please share these tools with the…
  • Apr 21

    Career Success: Work Hard, Dream Big

    Career Success: Work Hard, Dream Big
    How big are your dreams for your career? I ask because I encounter many lawyers whose dreams are smaller than they could be. They are limiting their own success in the process. I have always valued this quote, attributable here to Ray Kroc.…
Rank this Week: 583

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-27
    Poloz urges support for TPP and Canada-Europe trade deals https://t.co/JxsvQnDlM8 -> House Judiciary Committee Approves Email Privacy Act https://t.co/fbfkRCLZfx -> Moral Rights in the U.S. https://t.co/Y4vYDOiOaK -> A Prank Too Far:…
  • Apr 27

    New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study

    New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study
    Opponents of the TPP such as Michael Geist have claimed that extending the term of copyright by 20 years if Canada joins the TPP could cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars. These claims, which are inconsistent with a Canadian study…
  • Apr 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-26
    Canada can’t miss the boat on the TPP https://t.co/YLrdtH74Wo -> Infographic: Your pirated goods hit the economy – Times of India https://t.co/IRU5UOZbVv -> Facebook defamation case awards significant damages…
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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi
    When a plaintiff sues you for copyright infringement but does not attach the allegedly infringed materials to the complaint, but refers to the materials in the complaint, can you move to dismiss the complaint under Rule 12(b)(6) of the…
  • Apr 23

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!
     $245Live Broadcast on May 5, 2016This course covers the fundamentals of what a lawyer needs to know to identify, register and make claims to copyrighted materials, how to identify and negotiate deals involving copyrightable subject…
  • Apr 21

    Copyright Law In Cleveland's Kitchens: Sixth Circuit Says Recipe Book Not Copyrightable

    Copyright Law In Cleveland's Kitchens: Sixth Circuit Says Recipe Book Not Copyrightable
    In Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, LLC v. Vozary, --- Fed.Appx. --- (6th Cir. October 20, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit considered the claims of a Cleveland restaurant Tomaydo-Tomahhdo owner suing a former co-owner…
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The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 28

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud
    One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make in relation to fraud prevention at their companies is doing nothing. They often think that fraud prevention is too extensive and too expensive, so they opt to do nothing proactive to…
  • Apr 21

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)
    Why should a taxpayer use the services of a forensic accountant when being audited or under criminal investigation? Tracy Coenen talks about the expertise a forensic accountant can bring to the case, specifically in evaluating the methods…
  • Apr 19

    Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media

    Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media
    Ask a random group of attorneys what they think of social media, and you’ll get some funny looks. Several of them will turn up their noses, while an equal number will have only a vague idea of what you’re talking about. Although…
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