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Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 22

    Family Lore Clinic: Can I sell my house which is in my sole name without my ex-husband's consent?

    Family Lore Clinic: Can I sell my house which is in my sole name without my ex-husband's consent?
    Technically, you should not need your ex-husband's consent to sell your own property. However, this does not tell the whole story and the practical answer to the question depends upon whether your ex-husband has an interest in, or a possible…
  • Sep 19

    Post-referendum hangover cure

    Post-referendum hangover cure
    What better way to recover from a post-referendum hangover than read a bit of family law? OK, I can think of a few. Well, a lot, actually. Still, if you are so inclined, here are some of my efforts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Sep 19

    Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children

    Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children
    A conference held today (Friday 19 September) will call for co-operation between different actors in legal and judicial proceedings involving unaccompanied and trafficked migrant children.‘Working together to ensure the protection and…
Rank this Week: 259

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 431

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Sep 22

    Call for Papers: Corporate Governance – Newark, DE

    Call for Papers: Corporate Governance – Newark, DE
    The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance of the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware will host a Corporate Governance Symposium March 17, 2015. The focus of the symposium will be on…
  • Sep 22

    2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” – San Francisco, CA

    2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” – San Francisco, CA
    The 2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” will take place Nov. 13-15, 2014. im
  • Sep 22

    Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment – New Haven, CT

    Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment – New Haven, CT
    Yale Law School, Yale Medical School, and the Yale School of Public Health host Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment October 17-18, 2014. This conference, the first of its kind, will investigate a broad range of complex…
Rank this Week: 26

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Lucas, 37, the former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was convicted at trial on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The jury found that Lucas provided falsified tax returns, including a…
  • Sep 21

    2 Indicted for Running Real Estate Rental Scam

    2 Indicted for Running Real Estate Rental Scam
    Matthew Wada, 36, New York, New York, and Jennifer York, 27, Suffern, New York, have been indicted for engaging in an apartment rental scam that defrauded more than 20 victims – many of whom were moving to New York City for the…
  • Sep 19

    Accountant Sent to Prison for Role in Mortgage Scam

    Accountant Sent to Prison for Role in Mortgage Scam
    Howard Drossner, 53, Ambler, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 40 months in prison for conspiring to defraud FirstPlus Financial Group Inc., a Texas-based financial services company, which had been targeted for extortionate takeover and looting…
Rank this Week: 11

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 22

    CFPB to hold Oct. 1 Credit Union Advisory Council meeting

    CFPB to hold Oct. 1 Credit Union Advisory Council meeting
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced that it will hold a meeting of its Credit Union Advisory Council on October 1, 2014.  The meeting will be take place in Washington, D.C. and Director Cordray is scheduled to attend. …
  • Sep 19

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued a proposal to supervise nonbank companies that qualify as “larger participants of a market for automobile financing.”  Comments on the proposal will be due 60 days after its publication…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes. The CFPB’s…
Rank this Week: 677

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 239

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Sep 22

    “Exceeding Powers”, or Review on the Merits?

    “Exceeding Powers”, or Review on the Merits?
    Thanks to Sarah Cole for pointing out a recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court addressing the thorny question of when a court may vacate an arbitral award on the grounds that the arbitrators exceeded their powers by interpreting the…
  • Sep 18

    Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show

    Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show
    In class earlier this week, we rebooted the idea of the prisoner’s dilemma as previously portrayed on The Bachelor Pad (discussed on the Freakonomics Blog and four years ago on this site). This time, the conversation revolved around a…
  • Sep 17

    Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution

    Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution
    Karen Tokarz (Washington U. – St.Louis) shares information about Wash U’s annual ADR scholarship roundtable, this year entitled Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution.  The lineup looks strong…
Rank this Week: 362

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/
  • Sep 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Will His Heirs Inherit Andrew Madoff's Estate?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Will His Heirs Inherit Andrew Madoff's Estate?
    Bernard Madoff is serving a 150-year term in federal prison in North Carolina. Though sued for millions of dollars, his sons were never charged with complicity in the fraud, or with any other wrongdoing, although they never shed public…
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Never Assume a Will is All You Need

    Idaho Elder Law - Never Assume a Will is All You Need
    The information family and friends will need when a loved one dies goes far beyond those much-talked-about documents, and having them can make the end of life just a little less painful for those who remain behind.
  • Sep 18

    Idaho Estate Planning "Can We Talk?" Joan Rivers Funeral Cost Could Reduce Estate Tax

    Idaho Estate Planning "Can We Talk?" Joan Rivers Funeral Cost Could Reduce Estate Tax
    Rivers would have probably gotten a kick out of the fact that the expenses associated with her funeral are tax deductible for federal estate tax purposes – though as a smart business woman, I suspect she already knew that.
Rank this Week: 682

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Sep 22

    I Guess Saint Richard Isn't Gonna Happen...

    I Guess Saint Richard Isn't Gonna Happen...
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 22

    DuoSecurity - Two Factor Authentication For The Masse

    DuoSecurity - Two Factor Authentication For The Masse
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 22

    Anti-Hacker Ten Commandment

    Anti-Hacker Ten Commandment
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 154

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase

    Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase
      The Clio Cloud Conference kicked off this morning in Chicago with a keynote by company cofounder Jack Newton in which he made a number of major announcements. Notably, Newton announced a new integration partnership between Clio and the…
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’
    “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface…
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’
    “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Sep 22

    Corporations have free speech rights, too

    Corporations have free speech rights, too
    The State of Connecticut passed a law that prevented insurance adjusters from telling broken auto glass customers where to repair their glass. The Court of Appeals holds that this law violates the First Amendment.The case is Safelite Group v.…
  • Sep 16

    Court of Appeals wants to further cut attorneys' fees in student speech case

    Court of Appeals wants to further cut attorneys' fees in student speech case
    Victorious plaintiffs in civil rights case are entitled to attorneys' fees from the losing defendants. This allows plaintiffs without money to hire a lawyer who can pursue the case in the understanding that the attorney will recover fees for…
  • Sep 12

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal
    It is too early in the case to know if any of this is true, but the plaintiff alleges that police officers yanked his arms without cause, smashed his face into the ground and stood on his hands when he was handcuffed. Other officers watched…
Rank this Week: 828

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 22

    Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App

    Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App
    At the Clio Cloud Conference, starting today in Chicago, Clio announced the latest iteration of its cloud-based law practice management platform — Clio Next. And there’s more: Clio announced an…
  • Sep 22

    Looking for Business with the Right Outside Organization

    Looking for Business with the Right Outside Organization
    Recently, one of my clients attended a public utilities association meeting. It's an industry in which he has both a client and an interest. When I asked how things went, he marveled that there were no other lawyers in attendance (although…
  • Sep 19

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
Rank this Week: 392

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 22

    "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission"

    "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Journal of Law and Biosciences, vol 1, pp 224-236 (2014)): "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University -…
  • Sep 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Woman of 24 Found to Have No Cerebellum in Her Brain, NewScientist In The Popular Press: Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? New York Times Hitchcock Thriller Reveals Busy Mind in 'Vegetative' Man,...
  • Sep 16

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in The Jury Expert, Vol. 26, Issue 1 (2014)): "Neuroimagery and the Law" JILLIAN M WARE, Arizona State University (ASU) JESSICA L JONES, Arizona State University (ASU) N. J. SCHWEITZER,…
Rank this Week: 232

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite
    It’s easy to find great results in Fastcase – and easy to save key documents and record time in Clio. But both tasks just got easier. Today, we’re announcing the integration of the best research and practice management…
  • Aug 7

    Episode 31: Four Huge Law Geeks Walk Into a Boucherie

    Episode 31: Four Huge Law Geeks Walk Into a Boucherie
    Ed and I are joined by Colin Starger and Roger Skalbeck today for some pretty serious geeking out. As always, please go ahead and subscribe to The Law Review on iTunes to stay current on the goings-on in the legal tech world. (For bonus…
  • Jul 23

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App
    We’re excited to announce that, after a long wait, we’ll be updating the whole family of Fastcase apps soon; including brand new apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Although Fastcase was the first legal research app for…
Rank this Week: 885

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 22

    QOTD: The Beautiful Luxury of Skepticism

    QOTD: The Beautiful Luxury of Skepticism
    “The desire for a strong faith is not the proof of a strong faith, rather the opposite. If one has it one may permit oneself the beautiful luxury of skepticism: one is secure enough, fixed enough for it.” – Nietzsche,…
  • Sep 17

    LAPD’s Full-Time Art Cop

    LAPD’s Full-Time Art Cop
    Meet Los Angeles Police Department Detective Don Hrycyk, the country’s only full-time art cop.
  • Sep 16

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again
    It could cost you five months of jail time, probation, and $13,000 restoration fees. 
Rank this Week: 254

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 22

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software
    Since the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, I have been arguing that the decision would have far reaching implications for software patents. Initially, many were skeptical, and surprisingly many still are,…
  • Sep 19

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake
    I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent rights, and frankly I don’t think it should matter how the patents were acquired, but there is something exceptionally seedy about the use of shell companies going after competitors, or…
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
Rank this Week: 695

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 42

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Sep 22

    The Monstering of Human Right

    The Monstering of Human Right
    On Friday 19 September I spoke at a very interesting conference at the University of Liverpool on Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality. My talk was entitled The Monstering of Human Rights. You can download it…
  • Sep 17

    The Sun’s aggressive, then submissive, response to my complaint on its human rights reporting

    The Sun’s aggressive, then submissive, response to my complaint on its human rights reporting
    The Sun have printed another correction today in relation to its misleading human rights reporting. The correction, on page 2, can be read online or to the right of this post. The correction was the outcome of a complaint I made…
  • Sep 16

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee
    Hassan v. the United Kingdom (application no. 29750/09) ECHR 936 (16 September 2014) – read judgment This case concerned the capture of an Iraqi national, Tarek Hassan, by the British armed forces and his detention at Camp Bucca in…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Sep 22

    How to Recognize Danger in the Workplace and at School

    How to Recognize Danger in the Workplace and at School
      Improved Prevention is a Group Effort, Says Former Doctor & Personality Disorder Sufferer Shocking acts of public violence continue to dominate the news: Shootings at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard – considered…
  • Sep 21

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is September 27

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is September 27
    The Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On that day you can take medications to various locations for safe disposal. This is…
  • Sep 20

    Death Toll from Faulty GM Ignition Switches Increases to 19

    Death Toll from Faulty GM Ignition Switches Increases to 19
    In its lead story, the CBS Evening News reported that the “defective” GM ignition switches “did more harm than we knew,” as the death toll on Monday was raised from 13 to 19. The new toll “came from Ken…
Rank this Week: 879

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Sep 22

    Medical Mistakes: Tracking Trail of Errors in Operating Rooms Tricky

    Medical Mistakes: Tracking Trail of Errors in Operating Rooms Tricky
    Nearly half a million Americans die each year from hospital mishaps that, more often than not, are preventable. Foreign objects left in patients’ bodies during surgeries, air bubbles entering patients’ veins via faulty IVs and…
  • Sep 15

    Sleeping Pills Prescribed by Doctors Could Cause Dementia

    Sleeping Pills Prescribed by Doctors Could Cause Dementia
    Beware of Benzodiazepines — Study Shows Prescription sleep aides now are linked to dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study shows. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, targets benzodiazepines,…
  • Sep 12

    Do you buy or adopt your most devoted life-long friends? Ask Furry Friend

    Do you buy or adopt your most devoted life-long friends? Ask Furry Friend
    Ask the people at Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic what a truly devoted friend means. One of the most cherished friends I have ever had was found digging around in the garbage in the middle of a Miami park. When someone went to…
Rank this Week: 719

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 22

    Is Immigration an Elitist Issue?

    Is Immigration an Elitist Issue?
    Here's a new argument being made by Jon Feere, Legal Policy Analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, in a blog post for The Hill: Obama's lawless immigration plan is a gift to the 1 percent. "Unlike most political issues,...
  • Sep 22

    FROM THE BOOKSHELVES Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casilla

    FROM THE BOOKSHELVES Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casilla
    Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casillas The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the…
  • Sep 22

    Immigrant of the Day: Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer

    Immigrant of the Day: Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer
    Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer Toledo worked for five years as an antique-clothing restorer at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before she made her first collection in 1985, sewing each piece by hand.…
Rank this Week: 16

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    New Sports Law Scholarship

    New Sports Law Scholarship
    Recently published scholarship includes: Jennifer M. Adams, Comment, Flag on the play: professional sports teams calling trademark infringement on their superfans, 20 JEFFREY S. MOORAD SPORTS LAW JOURNAL 631 (2013) Jeremy…
  • Sep 22

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport
    The following is by my colleague (and past GuestPrawf) Kerri Stone, responding to my post on how professional sports teams and leagues respond to sex discrimination.The internet has most recently been ablaze with news of a lawsuit filed …
  • Sep 20

    Some Perspective, Please

    Some Perspective, Please
    The current NFL crisis is entirely of Goodell’s own making. A professional football player is caught on videotape punching his fiancé. The league’s commissioner hands out a woefully inappropriate two game suspension. He now…
Rank this Week: 441

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 323

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    FTC Brings Green Coffee Antioxidant Weight-Loss Claims to a Grinding Halt

    FTC Brings Green Coffee Antioxidant Weight-Loss Claims to a Grinding Halt
    In June of 2014, Dr. Oz was questioned at a Congressional hearing about his endorsement of green coffee extract, among other products, as a miracle weight-loss supplement. While Dr. Oz stood by his personal recommendation regarding green…
  • Sep 15

    A Memorable Decision?

    A Memorable Decision?
    Forgetting is a normal part of life. Many people forget where they put their keys, when that meeting was scheduled, when to charge their cell phones, and so on. Memory jogs such as handwritten notes and reminders or alarms on...
  • Aug 30

    California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability

    California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability
    In a closely watched case, the California Supreme Court provided significant protection to franchisors from liability for lawsuits based on the actions of their franchisees. In clarifying the standard for franchisor liability -- an issue that…
Rank this Week: 334

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 22

    Monday

    Monday
    I will be traveling Monday. Posting will be delayed.
  • Sep 19

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma
    Today's Enid News & Eagle publishes the editorial, "Working press should not be excluded from execution phase." Regardless of the execution method, working media provide a sense of public accountability. Journalists are constitutionally…
  • Sep 19

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit
    "Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution," is by Michael Kiefer in the Arizona Republic. In the wake of a botched execution, a coalition of Arizona TV, print and radio outlets has joined a lawsuit to compel the Arizona...
Rank this Week: 27

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    70% of Medicare Drug Plan Users Just Don't Switch Even Though Some Would Get A Better Deal

    70% of Medicare Drug Plan Users Just Don't Switch Even Though Some Would Get A Better Deal
    People are indeed creatures of habit, even if it costs them money. Kaiser Family Foundation reports today:"Part D enrollment is highly concentrated, with five firms—UnitedHealth, Humana, CVS Caremark, Express Scripts, and…
  • Sep 22

    Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

    Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana
    article imageAn injured worker who was prescribed medical marijuana by a doctor will be covered by worker’s compensation, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled.Gregory Vialpando claims he experienced severe pain after failed spinal…
  • Sep 22

    Former Senior Executive of ArthroCare Corp. PleadsGuilty in $400 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

    Former Senior Executive of ArthroCare Corp. PleadsGuilty in $400 Million Securities Fraud Scheme
    Today's post is shared from justice.govA former senior executive of ArthroCare Corp., a publicly traded medical device company based in Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to defraud the company’s shareholders and…
Rank this Week: 347

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 771

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
  • Sep 22

    The Truth Hurt

    The Truth Hurt
    On September 16, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the Neilson v. Dawson defamation case. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is a 2011 post on the case. The case originated from the book…
  • Sep 18

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle
    As if getting crushed in the BP Oil Spill litigation wasn’t enough, District Judge Carl Barbier is calling out BP’s lawyers for cheating by sneakily exceeding the Court’s 35-page brief limit. My favorite article on the…
Rank this Week: 505

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    GM To Start Producing Vehicles with Motion Sensors to Detect Distracted Driving

    GM To Start Producing Vehicles with Motion Sensors to Detect Distracted Driving
    General Motors (GM) has constantly been portrayed negatively in the news this year with the many recalls they have announced on their vehicles. This time the company may have some positive news to announce. It has recently been reported that…
  • Sep 19

    Florida Attorneys: Bad Faith Law Just Got Better

    Florida Attorneys: Bad Faith Law Just Got Better
    Those of us who do personal injury litigation have been hoping for several opinions to come out in regards to bad faith litigation. Our patience has been amply rewarded. Two Florida 4th District Court of Appeal opinions have been recently…
  • Sep 18

    When Cruise Lines are Negligent for Violating Safety Regulation

    When Cruise Lines are Negligent for Violating Safety Regulation
    As an attorney who practices in maritime law, I often take cases against the cruise lines.  These cases often involve trip or slip and falls where my client has been injured.  These cases are often very difficult to prove negligence…
Rank this Week: 531

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?

    The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?
    Considering that cats spend most of their time fast asleep,they can be remarkably productive.  If only they could bepersuaded to file more UK patent applications ...Katfriend, patent attorney and IP enthusiast Peter Arrowsmith (a…
  • Sep 21

    Litigating patents? It's conference time ...

    Litigating patents? It's conference time ...
    It's not actually true to say that Europe, having first been afflicted by a new, complex and idiosyncratic patent system, has now been smitten by a plague of patent conferences in its wake. However, there do seem to be a few of them…
  • Sep 20

    Copyright exceptions and user rights in Case C-117/13 Ulmer: a couple of observation

    Copyright exceptions and user rights in Case C-117/13 Ulmer: a couple of observation
    Should you have the right to digitise your cat's paws?Last week this blog reported on the latest addition to the copyright collection of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), this being the decision in Case…
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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Sep 22

    Employers: When Government Regulations Are Your Friend

    Employers: When Government Regulations Are Your Friend
    I hope the title got your attention. As a comp attorney for 39 years I learned of the hidden gems to be discovered in mining otherwise unreadable statutes. Best of all are the sections that are all but forgotten and all but little obeyed or…
  • Sep 19

    Give Your Workers Comp Claims A Check-Up

    Give Your Workers Comp Claims A Check-Up
    For the smart man or woman running a business, staying on top of your workers compensation claims is a critical component to success.   As all too many business owners have unfortunately discovered over time, letting your workers comp…
  • Sep 19

    OSHA Notes Final Rule in Serious Worker Injurie

    OSHA Notes Final Rule in Serious Worker Injurie
    Serious injuries in the workplace are undoubtedly going to happen, but that does not mean lessons can’t be learned from them.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a…
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The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    FDA Revised FSMA Produce Rule

    FDA Revised FSMA Produce Rule
    Posted September 22, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised a food safety proposal affecting Oregon onion farmers, according to an Oregon Live article by Lynne Terry available here. Capital Press also published an article…
  • Sep 19

    WSDA Seeking to Enforce New Food Safety Law

    WSDA Seeking to Enforce New Food Safety Law
    Posted September 19, 2014 The Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is trying to enforce a new federal food safety law, according to a Capital Press article by Don Jenkins available here. Kirk Robinson, WSDA assistant director, said the…
  • Sep 19

    Cargill Seeking Damages from Syngenta

    Cargill Seeking Damages from Syngenta
    Posted September 19, 2014 Cargill files a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds seeking damages for China rejecting U.S. genetically modified (GMO) corn, according to a Reuters article by Tom Polansek available here. Farm Futures also published an…
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American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Sep 22

    Fighting for Captain Underpant

    Fighting for Captain Underpant
    "Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants." "Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman." "Captain Underpants and the Farty Fight for Free Speech." Okay fine, I made up the last one. The silly titles…
  • Sep 19

    A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter. And She Might Not Be the Last.

    A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter. And She Might Not Be the Last.
    Earlier this month, a judge sentenced a Pennsylvania mother to up to a year and a half in prison for helping her 16-year-old daughter end a pregnancy by purchasing abortion medication online. The single mother, who has a low-paying job,…
  • Sep 19

    Gay People Raising Kids: From Our Downfall To Our Salvation

    Gay People Raising Kids: From Our Downfall To Our Salvation
    It used to be that the idea of gay people raising kids spooked lots of people, who thought of us only as pedophiles, not as parents. In fact, we lost a long series of court cases about the freedom to marry based on judges saying that straight…
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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    140 Law - Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 22, 2014:Thanks Twitterland for helping us reach 2000 followers.  Stinging message from self-represented litigants to Canada’s judges Fight to…
  • Sep 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 19, 2014: Somebody in the Harper government needs to go back to law school - iPolitics.caKentucky longshot Senate candidate’s ‘With Jews We…
  • Sep 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014:Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secretLawyers and Pricing Part 3  Woman’s virginity worth $5,000,…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
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Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Sep 22

    Join Us In Cleveland On Thursday, October 23 for The Greatest Seminar on Earth!*

    Join Us In Cleveland On Thursday, October 23 for The Greatest Seminar on Earth!*
    By Porter Wright   There is no charge for this seminar; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 20. If you have questions, please contactErin Hawk. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014  7:45 – 8:30 a.m.Registration and…
  • Sep 19

    Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!

    Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!
    By Lisa Whittaker Both the Third and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal issued decisions last month reminding employers that providing proper notices to employees is a key to administering the FMLA. In Wallace v. FedEx Corporation, the Sixth…
  • Sep 15

    Join us on Thursday, September 18 in Cincinnati for a free, half-day seminar

    Join us on Thursday, September 18 in Cincinnati for a free, half-day seminar
    By Brian Hall Join Porter Wright labor and employment attorneys Dave Croall and Rachel Burke on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for a seminar — Renovating your workplace: Employment relations best practices for HR professionals. Reserve…
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Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Sep 22

    Monday Morning Conflicts Quarterbacking?

    Monday Morning Conflicts Quarterbacking?
    A reader sent word of a conflicts allegation making big news. Whether the discussion involves team names or player health, the NFL has faced its share of controversies this year. These latest allegations relate to the recent appointment…
  • Sep 19

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job…

    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
  • Sep 19

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict

    Lateral Lawyer Movement, Lawyer vs. Client Contlict
    Two updates of notes from ABA/BNA:"If Job Hunt Extends to Client’s Adversary, Risk of Personal Conflict Must Be Assessed" --"A nuanced analysis rather than any bright-line test must be used to determine whether a conflict of interest…
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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/
  • Sep 22

    60 minutes visits the SDFLA and interview Wilfredo Ferrer

    60 minutes visits the SDFLA and interview Wilfredo Ferrer
    You can watch the clip here:
  • Sep 19

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?
    That's what all of the court observers are saying after yesterday's en banc argument (watch here*).  Here's one example, by Pamela MacLean:The government may have struck out with the majority of an 11-judge panel of the…
  • Sep 18

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    In addition to Judge Kopf's posts on the subject, there is growing noise that Fuller needs to step down -- this time from members of the Congress.  From the Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama's two U.S. senators on Wednesday called for U.S.…
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Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    What Do Professors Do All Day?

    What Do Professors Do All Day?
    Professors do a ton, from teaching to writing to volunteering. Perhaps you're curious what they write about but don't quite feel you have the time to commit to a 45-page law review article. That's what blogs are for. Many of our law…
  • Sep 19

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!
    Judicial opinions addressing publicly and for all time the misdeeds of attorneys (i.e., a bench slap) are not uncommon. Whether its for poor legal writing or a brief riddled with inaccuracies that seem to amount to outright lies, judges hold…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Celebrate Constitution Day
    Although the Constitution has been around for more than 200 years, Constitution Day is a relatively new phenomenon.  As the Senate explains: "To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956…
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Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Sep 22

    Pa. Work Injury- Workers Compensation

    Pa. Work Injury- Workers Compensation
    In Pennsylvania, the Department of Labor and Industry monitors and administers the codes and administers the codes and regulations which affect the safety of our workforce. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (“the…
  • Sep 21

    Pittsburgh Post Gazette Investigates DEP and Natural Gas Reporting Requirement

    Pittsburgh Post Gazette Investigates DEP and Natural Gas Reporting Requirement
    Today the PPG published the first in a three part series in which its reporters studied and evaluated every DEP report regarding natural gas drilling mishaps.  The report notes a DEP on line reporting system that is error prone and…
  • Sep 19

    Jubilado lesionado en el trabajo a tiempo parcial-compensación

    Jubilado lesionado en el trabajo a tiempo parcial-compensación
    Fred disfruto de una larga y exitosa vida laboral y decidió retirarse. Él estaba recogiendo beneficios de jubilación de la Seguridad Social, así como una pensión de la Unión. Pero la vida como un…
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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
  • Sep 22

    The State of State Competition for Incorporation

    The State of State Competition for Incorporation
    Editor's Note: Marcel Kahan is the George T. Lowy Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. The competition by states for incorporations has long been the subject of extensive scholarship. Views of this competition differ…
  • Sep 22

    The Need for Improved Transparency

    The Need for Improved Transparency
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, and based on a book authored by Mr. West, titled "Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper…
  • Sep 21

    SEC Enforcement Actions Over Stock Transaction Reporting Obligation

    SEC Enforcement Actions Over Stock Transaction Reporting Obligation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Ronald O. Mueller, partner in the securities regulation and corporate governance practice area of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and is based on a Gibson Dunn alert. On September 10,…
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more…
  • Sep 18

    Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker

    Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.latimes.com LAX ramp area State officials fined an aviation services company $77,250 on Wednesday for five safety violations related to the death of a baggage…
  • Sep 15

    Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

    Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.bostonglobe.com Binland Lee The family of a 22-year-old Boston University student who died in a fire last year after getting trapped in her…
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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Bullying remains the hot button issue in special education law, and many people feel that it reflects a larger and ugly societal problem. Have you had any experiences with kids with disabilities being the victim of bullying?------- Thanks for…
  • Sep 19

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part II

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part II
    Some states of the United States have implemented laws to address school bullying.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Bullying remains a hot button issue in special education law. This is the second post in the current series on this topic. …
  • Sep 17

    Breaking: Secretary Duncan Offers Guidance to Educators Concerning Undocumented Student

    Breaking: Secretary Duncan Offers Guidance to Educators Concerning Undocumented Student
    English: Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began offering the opportunity for young people to request consideration for Deferred Action…
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