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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 301

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 25

    Washington Happy Talk is Making America Dumb, Weak

    Washington Happy Talk is Making America Dumb, Weak
    Earlier this week, I met with a group of South Florida business owners in town for meetings with lawmakers and executive agency officials. They were good people with a lot of great ideas. These type of meetings are a commonplace in…
  • Apr 23

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else
    Raul Castro is a coward. That is, in part, why he has always been, and always will be, second fiddle to his brother Fidel. He is also a cold-blooded murderer, possibly, a character flaw that Castro uses to overcompensate for his Napoleonic,…
  • Apr 19

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic
    When my ancestors, yes (I’m old enough to have them already), fled Communist Cuba in the 1960s for freedom, they did so to start a new life, as Americans. Not as Cuban-Americans. Not as a Latino or Latino-American. Not as a Hispanic or…
Rank this Week: 684

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 325

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 25

    Barack Obama is a Holocaust Denier: Part 6

    Barack Obama is a Holocaust Denier: Part 6
    As a candidate for President of the United States, Barack Obama made a promise to the Armenian people. This was not a sort-of-promise. There was no ambiguity. Here is what Candidate Obama promised: I also share with Armenian Americans – so…
  • Apr 23

    If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!

    If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!
    Censorship is a growing problem, and in fact the biggest threat to free speech in the U.S. is not from the government, it's from private actors. Imagine you learn that someone has committed a crime or engaged in other harmful conduct. You…
  • Apr 16

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax
    In yesterday's comprehensive #GamerGate article I observed, "Any idiot or troll could say, 'I hate all women and want to kill them! #GamerGate.'" Today that happened. A troll made a nasty remark to Anita Sarkeesian in the #GamerGate…
Rank this Week: 156

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Road Rage Results in Deadly Five-Car Accident

    Road Rage Results in Deadly Five-Car Accident
    According to a recent article from NBC News a verbal dispute turned deadly for one pedestrian when it resulted in a fatal five-car accident. The accident occurred on an early Sunday morning. Authorities say a woman got into an argument…
  • Apr 18

    Woman Killed in Boston Car Accident on Storrow Drive

    Woman Killed in Boston Car Accident on Storrow Drive
    According to a recent report from Mass Live, a serious car crash on Storrow Drive in Boston resulted in the death of one woman. Authorities say they were notified of the accident around 4 p.m., and when they arrived on the scene, they…
  • Apr 13

    Veteran Firefighter Killed in Plympton Car Crash

    Veteran Firefighter Killed in Plympton Car Crash
    According to a recent article from the Boston Globe, a 43-year member of the Halifax Fire Department was killed in a deadly car accident in Plympton, Massachusetts, and another victim suffered a serious personal injury. The victim was a…
Rank this Week: 648

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 24

    Alaska Pineapple

    Alaska Pineapple
    Craig Morris writes about recent comments from Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser. Morris takes issue with a comment about Alaska pineapples. According to Kaeser, it makes as much sense to have solar in Germany as to grow pineapples in Alaska. That…
  • Apr 24

    Climate Change Lobbyists Outnumbered

    Climate Change Lobbyists Outnumbered
    Marc Gunther published another very interesting article at the Guardian titled “In Washington, a handful of corporations lobby against climate change”. The article documents that most lobbyists in the United States are opposing…
  • Apr 24

    Don’t Say “Climate Change”, Say “Everything Change”

    Don’t Say “Climate Change”, Say “Everything Change”
    That’s what Margaret Atwood recommends. I learned about that at this blog post by Daniel Bloom titled “The Everything Change Bagel”. I agree with the reasons for this proposal. It is true: “Climate Change” sounds…
Rank this Week: 665

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 135

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 24

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled today that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge EPA and NHTSA's standards for greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The ruling means that the case is dismissed,…
  • Apr 24

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Before 2011, Arizona law required that voter registration forms include a blank space for the registrant’s party preference. But a 2011 law required the voter…
  • Apr 22

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled this week in Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. that the Natural Gas Act did not preempt retail gas purchasers' antitrust lawsuits against sellers (gas pipelines) for manipulating…
Rank this Week: 86

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
Rank this Week: 592

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    NEW COURTHOUSE OPENS

    NEW COURTHOUSE OPENS
    Sitting in the shadows of Miami's dilapidated civil courthouse, the new Gelber-Gladstone Children's courthouse was opened on Friday, with a bevy of local politicians and former Governor Bob Graham in attendance. Gelber-Gladstone…
  • Apr 23

    CLIENT NEEDS COUNSEL

    CLIENT NEEDS COUNSEL
    Running the most widely read, most popular, and if we may so humbly say, most well written legal blog in South Florida, we are often approached (via e-mail) with requests from attorneys to advertise or otherwise associate themselves with this…
  • Apr 21

    THE RETURN OF THE 4TH AMENDMENT

    THE RETURN OF THE 4TH AMENDMENT
    In Rodriguez v. United States,  the redoubtable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, writing for an unusual  6-3 majority, held that a delay of seven to eight minutes after a traffic stop was concluded for the purposes of holding the driver until a…
Rank this Week: 186

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 13

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Wareham, MA Rollover Accident Kills One, Injures Another

    Wareham, MA Rollover Accident Kills One, Injures Another
    In a Massachusetts rollover accident, this one in Wareham, a 24-year-old Cotuit man was pronounced dead at the crash site while another man, age 20, was taken to a hospital for serious injuries. Both men were thrown from the van they were…
  • Apr 16

    With Spring Weather, More Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident

    With Spring Weather, More Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident
    With spring weather finally arriving, more motorcyclists are out on the roads. The chances of a Massachusetts motorcycle crash happening goes up. In one Westhampton motorcycle accident earlier this week, a 26-year-old Chester, MA man died…
  • Apr 6

    Semi-Truck Crash Lawsuit Cites Cell Phone Driving in Pedestrian Accident that Killed A Woman and Her Two Children

    Semi-Truck Crash Lawsuit Cites Cell Phone Driving in Pedestrian Accident that Killed A Woman and Her Two Children
    The family of Elizabeth Peralta-Luna is suing truck driver Zachary Barngrover and his employer Monson and Sons Inc. for wrongful death. Peralta-Luna, 30, and her two young children, ages 4 and 9, were killed last month in a semi-truck crash.…
Rank this Week: 995

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    The Egg Salmonella Sentencing: An Exercise in Imagination

    The Egg Salmonella Sentencing: An Exercise in Imagination
    Indulge me for just a moment in an exercise in whimsy. Except as will be expressly described below, any resemblance to real persons or substances, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Imagine if you will that in the processing of a…
  • Apr 10

    Is Paleo the New Black?

    Is Paleo the New Black?
    An article by two lawyers at Reed Smith, Drew Amoroso and David S. Reidy, entitled “Is ‘Paleo’ The Next Battleground In Food Litigation?”, reminded me of this prior article, the one I wanted to call “Don’t…
  • Mar 25

    Here’s Why Restaurant Chains Are Starting to Issue New Food Menu

    Here’s Why Restaurant Chains Are Starting to Issue New Food Menu
    In the past few months, consumers may have noticed that some popular chain restaurants have started to display calorie and other nutrition information on menus and placards. The reason can be traced to the release by the Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 722

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 637

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 24

    Minnesota Friends Face Criminal Charges for Attempting to Join ISIS

    Minnesota Friends Face Criminal Charges for Attempting to Join ISIS
    Six Minnesota men were charged on April 20th for conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The men, ranging in age from 19-21, drove from Minneapolis to San Diego in hopes…
  • Apr 24

    Receive Tax Credit for Your Plug-In Electric Vehicle

    Receive Tax Credit for Your Plug-In Electric Vehicle
    According to the Internal Revenue Code §30D, you can obtain a tax credit for having acquired a Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle. The credit applies to passenger vehicles and light trucks. If you acquired the vehicle after…
  • Apr 23

    New Mexico Passes Civil Forfeiture Law

    New Mexico Passes Civil Forfeiture Law
    The law often uses strange jargon that ordinary people don’t understand, but will significantly harm people if they did comprehend the words’ meaning. Civil forfeiture is an excellent example. Civil forfeiture is far more…
Rank this Week: 559

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Apr 24

    Man Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Riverside Drive in Austin, TX

    Man Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Riverside Drive in Austin, TX
    Austin, TX — A pedestrian suffered critical injuries when he was hit by a vehicle in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The accident took place near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Pleasant Valley, around 4:45 in the…
  • Apr 24

    Worker Injured in Construction Accident in Everett, WA

    Worker Injured in Construction Accident in Everett, WA
    Everett, WA — A construction worker was hospitalized after being injured in a work accident in Everett, Washington, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The accident took place at a town house near the intersection of 16th Avenue SE and 107th…
  • Apr 24

    Kyle Scheuneman Electrocuted in Free Soil, MI, Work Accident

    Kyle Scheuneman Electrocuted in Free Soil, MI, Work Accident
    Free Soil, MI — Police have identified 36-year-old Kyle Scheuneman as the man who was electrocuted while working as a lineman in Free Soil, Michigan, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The accident happened near the intersection of Darr and…
Rank this Week: 397

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 24

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent
    Hosts: Denise Howell John Deere wants to destroy the concept of ownership, Barbie gets creepy, marking your work with a Creative Commons license and more! Guests: Diane Peters, Bernard Chao and Rebecca Tushnet Photo credit: xlibber …
  • Apr 17

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Digital ownership with professor Aaron Perzanowski, modded dolls, Invisible Girlfriends/Boyfriends and more! Guests: Aaron Perzanowski and Matt Homann Photo credit: Rhys A. Download or subscribe to…
  • Apr 3

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Lawyers and technology competence, the Ellen Pao aftermath, the end of Bluebook? And more! Guests: Pieter Gunst, and Tony Lai Photo credit: sndrv Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. …
Rank this Week: 298

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 24

    It "May Appear to Some to Be a 'Rant' of Sorts"

    It "May Appear to Some to Be a 'Rant' of Sorts"
    In this Facebook post, Tamah Jada Clark, the author of the now-legendary pleading entitled "To F— This Court And Everything That It Stands For," expresses puzzlement as to why that pleading "has now, apparently, become a 'big deal.'"…
  • Apr 23

    "To F— This Court and Everything That It Stands For"

    "To F— This Court and Everything That It Stands For"
    What was I just saying about the bottomless well of human stupidity? (That's the well I was talking about.) The examples are both endless and varied. Here's another brief, for example. At only nine pages, this one is well…
  • Apr 23

    NoYouCantWriteABriefLikeThisToGetAroundTheWordLimit

    NoYouCantWriteABriefLikeThisToGetAroundTheWordLimit
    People sometimes ask where I find "all this stuff" as if there were a limited amount of such material. There is not. It is endless. The well is deep, my friends. Nay, do not seek the bottom, for it…
Rank this Week: 125

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 24

    FINRA Expels Aaeon Parthemer From Securities Industry

    FINRA Expels Aaeon Parthemer From Securities Industry
    According to Investment News, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred Wells Fargo broker and Miami socialite Aaeon Parthemer for failure to disclose his involvement in various outside businesses. FINRA rules require…
  • Apr 22

    Investigation into Broker Michael Oppenheim

    Investigation into Broker Michael Oppenheim
    Have you been defrauded by JPMorgan Chase & Co broker Michael Oppenheim? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help. According to 12News, Michael Oppenheim was arrested for allegedly stealing approximately…
  • Apr 22

    Recovery of Losses in Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment

    Recovery of Losses in Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment
    Have you suffered investment losses in Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help. Unfortunately for many investors the risks associated with private placements may have been understated and misrepresented…
Rank this Week: 375

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Apr 24

    Summary of April 22, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 22, 2015 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 24

    Death penalty opinion filing Monday

    Death penalty opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Smith, which is an automatic appeal from a December 2002 judgment of death.  Smith was argued on the court’s February calendar. The opinion can be viewed…
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court concludes sentence enhancement applied improperly

    Supreme Court concludes sentence enhancement applied improperly
    In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Goodwin Liu, the Supreme Court today concluded that a sentence of 229 years to life was improperly calculated because a five-year prior serious felony enhancement was applied to multiple terms for…
Rank this Week: 898

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 110

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Apr 24

    The Social Impact of Child Abuse

    The Social Impact of Child Abuse
    Beyond the individual, research has shown that child abuse carries serious implications that can be observed throughout the surrounding community.
  • Apr 24

    Danish Study Links Zofran to Heart Defect

    Danish Study Links Zofran to Heart Defect
    A Danish study has found that use of Zofran during pregnancy potentially doubles the baby's risk of being born with a heart defects.
  • Apr 24

    Woman Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run

    Woman Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run
    A Corpus Christi woman has agreed to take a deal and plead guilty to a hit-and-run accident that left a man dead and a woman with severe brain damage.
Rank this Week: 963

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Annova Files Draft Resource Reports for Proposed Brownsville LNG Export Terminal

    Annova Files Draft Resource Reports for Proposed Brownsville LNG Export Terminal
    Annova has filed with FERC Preliminary Draft Resource Reports No. 1 (General Project Description) and 10 (Alternatives) for its proposed Annova LNG Brownsville export project on the southern bank of the Brownsville Ship Channel at mile marker…
  • Apr 24

    Meridian LNG Holdings to Move Forward on Tolling Agreement with Magnolia LNG

    Meridian LNG Holdings to Move Forward on Tolling Agreement with Magnolia LNG
    Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, 100% owner of Magnolia LNG, LLC (Magnolia), announced that it has been notified by Meridian LNG Holdings Corp. (Meridian LNG) that Meridian LNG intends to move forward on the completion of a 20‐year…
  • Apr 24

    Toho Gas Enters Into Heads of Agreement with Mitsubishi Subsidiary for Cameron LNG Supplie

    Toho Gas Enters Into Heads of Agreement with Mitsubishi Subsidiary for Cameron LNG Supplie
    Japanese gas company Toho Gas Co., Ltd. (Toho) has announced that it has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, for the purchase of LNG produced at the Cameron…
Rank this Week: 143

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 24

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System
    In the blizzard of publicity surrounding the murder of Walter Scott, the unarmed African-American who was shot in the back as he ran from a routine traffic stop, the media has somewhat belatedly discovered the criminalization of child support…
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport
    The AALS Section on Law and Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section on Law and Sports Award to recognize an individual that has made a substantial and significant contribution to scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the…
  • Apr 24

    Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption

    Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption
    The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Solicitor General whether the Court should grant certiorari in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. If the Court hears Gobeille, the Court will confront an important choice for the future of…
Rank this Week: 37

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    OSC follows CSA in issuing registration exemptions for certain U.S. Broker-Dealers and Adviser

    OSC follows CSA in issuing registration exemptions for certain U.S. Broker-Dealers and Adviser
    Darin Renton - Today, the OSC published OSC Rule 32-505 Conditional Exemption from Registration for United States Broker-Dealers and Advisers Servicing U.S. Clients from Ontario. OSC Rule 32-505 provides an exemption from the dealer and…
  • Apr 24

    BCSC Releases First Annual Enforcement Report

    BCSC Releases First Annual Enforcement Report
    Earlier this week, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) released its 2014 Enforcement Report, which represents the first annual enforcement report to be published by the BCSC. The 31-page report provides an overview of the…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court of Canada denies authorization in first Quebec secondary market securities class action

    Supreme Court of Canada denies authorization in first Quebec secondary market securities class action
    Alan D’Silva and Sinziana Hennig - On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., the first case to consider the authorization of a secondary market class action…
Rank this Week: 477

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 378

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
  • Apr 21

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review
    In 2013, almost $4 billion in improper Medicare payments were identified and returned.[1] This staggering number can be attributed to the work of the Recovery Audit Program. The Recovery Audit Program was initially authorized by the Medicare…
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
Rank this Week: 838

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: 774

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 129

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    “Religious Freedom” Acts Complicate Employer/Employee Relation

    “Religious Freedom” Acts Complicate Employer/Employee Relation
    Ciera Ambrose and Owen H. Laird, Esq. Recently, there has been an uproar surrounding two recent so-called “religious freedom” acts passed in Indiana and Arkansas. These laws, approved by the Republican-dominated legislatures and…
  • Apr 20

    Florida Clinic Pays $150,000 for Discriminating Against a Transgendered Employee

    Florida Clinic Pays $150,000 for Discriminating Against a Transgendered Employee
    Ciera Ambrose and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Lakeland Eye Clinic (“Lakeland”), a Florida based ophthalmology and optometry center, agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit for transgender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil…
  • Apr 15

    Medpace Allegedly Discriminated Against Assualted Employee Exposed to HIV

    Medpace Allegedly Discriminated Against Assualted Employee Exposed to HIV
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On March 16, 2013, Kathryn Zabell brought an action against former employer Medpace, Inc. (“Medpace”) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) alleging Medpace terminated…
Rank this Week: 971

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 24

    German-style work council in peril at Chattanooga VW plant?

    German-style work council in peril at Chattanooga VW plant?
    The German-style “work council” is once again drawing attention amid media reports that United Auto Workers Local 42 is either seeking or about to seek recognition as the exclusive bargaining agent of employees at the Volkswagen…
  • Apr 24

    Boston taxicab regulations didn’t impermissibly regard drivers as independent contractor

    Boston taxicab regulations didn’t impermissibly regard drivers as independent contractor
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Reading Rule 403 of Boston’s Hackney Carriage Rules and Massachusetts’ independent contractor statute, G. L. c. 149, Sec. 148B, in harmony, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Boston’s…
  • Apr 24

    EEOC states plausible sex-stereotyping claim for fired transgender funeral home director

    EEOC states plausible sex-stereotyping claim for fired transgender funeral home director
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. In alleging that a transgender funeral home director’s failure to conform to sex stereotypes was the driving force behind her employer’s decision to terminate her, a federal district court in Michigan…
Rank this Week: 422

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Apr 24

    CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016

    CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016
    On April 23, 2015, CMS released its proposed rule to update Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for FY 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. CMS estimates that rates would increase by…
  • Apr 24

    CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Advantage/Part D Drug Plan Rates and Policie

    CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Advantage/Part D Drug Plan Rates and Policie
    CMS has released the 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Rate Announcement and Call Letter.  According to a CMS fact sheet, the final policies increase Medicare Advantage rates by 1.25% (compared to an earlier forecast of a 0.95%…
  • Apr 24

    FDA Draft Guidance on Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Abroad

    FDA Draft Guidance on Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Abroad
    As discussed on our Life Sciences Legal Update blog, the FDA has released draft guidance clarifying its acceptance of medical device clinical data from studies conducted outside of the United States. The draft guidance highlights special…
Rank this Week: 772

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
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CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Digital Transition Deadline for LPTV/TV Translators Officially Suspended

    Digital Transition Deadline for LPTV/TV Translators Officially Suspended
    Class A deadlines remain in effect. Last October, we wrote about FCC proposals looking toward the future of Low Power Television (LPTV) stations after the upcoming incentive spectrum auction and associated repacking the TV spectrum into a…
  • Apr 23

    NAB to FCC: Erase, Replace White Space Database

    NAB to FCC: Erase, Replace White Space Database
    Citing raft of errors, NAB urges suspension, overhaul of database requirements The television white space (TVWS) database system, intended to increase the efficient use of TV spectrum, is a mess, according to the National Association of…
  • Apr 22

    Brrrrr - FM Minor Mod Freeze Announced

    Brrrrr - FM Minor Mod Freeze Announced
    With the deadlines for FM Auction 98 now on the books, the Commission has also announced that it will not accept ANY commercial or noncommercial minor mod applications between May 18 and May 28, 2015. That’s the filing window for…
Rank this Week: 874

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 237

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 24

    LIABILITY OF THE SILENT PARTNER

    LIABILITY OF THE SILENT PARTNER
    The Supreme Court can give its opinion I will first describe Dutch law in this respect. A limited partnership (commanditaire vennootschap: ‘CV’) is a contractual, legal relationship between two or more persons or legal entities to…
  • Apr 16

    SUPREME COURT U-TURN

    SUPREME COURT U-TURN
    The bankruptcy of a general partnership (‘VOF’) does not automatically mean the bankruptcy of its partners For many decades the rule had to be adhered to that the bankruptcy of a general partnership (vennootschap onder firma:…
  • Apr 10

    QUASI DIRECTOR OR JUST THE BOSS?

    QUASI DIRECTOR OR JUST THE BOSS?
    This depends on the facts If a legal entity (an NV or BV comes to mind) becomes bankrupt, any director (according to its Articles) becomes jointly and severally liable for the deficit of the bankrupt’s estate if it is apparent that…
Rank this Week: 533

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case
    On Tuesday April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriages and state bans on recognition of existing same-sex marriages. When decided the consolidated cases will have the title…
  • Apr 22

    Robinson on Race and Criminal Justice

    Robinson on Race and Criminal Justice
    Remember Jeffery Robinson's presentation on Ferguson in December? You might be interested in this 9-minute interview with him on KUOW: Seattle Defense Attorney To Lead ACLU's Center For Justice (April 20, 2015). (The Center for Justice…
  • Apr 22

    Environmental Law for Earth Day

    Environmental Law for Earth Day
    Mark Earth Day with a quick look at some of the environmental law scholarship that's been produced at UW Law in the last several years:The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy is now in its fourth year, publishing pieces by…
Rank this Week: 155

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Apr 24

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Just Compensation For Billboard

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Just Compensation For Billboard
    We're at a conference with the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law in Philadelphia (talking about eminent domain, public use, just comp, and Horne, inter alia), so we haven't had the time to read this opinion -- issued just a few…
  • Apr 24

    NC App: No Public Use Or Benefit When Town, Fueled By Improper Motive, Condemned Private Street To Make It Public

    NC App: No Public Use Or Benefit When Town, Fueled By Improper Motive, Condemned Private Street To Make It Public
    In Town of Matthews v. Wright, No. COA14-943 (Apr. 21, 2015), the North Carolina Court of Appeals invalidated a taking, the stated purpose of which was to make a portion of a private road into a public street. A taking to open a private road…
  • Apr 23

    Rail, Eminent Domain, And Who's Going To Pay

    Rail, Eminent Domain, And Who's Going To Pay
    Compare these two reports, filed just over a month apart, about California's "high speed" rail system, now underway in the Central Valley: Bullet train no bonanza for Valley eminent domain attorneys (The Business Journal, March 19, 2015)…
Rank this Week: 145

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Apr 24

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue
    A recent FBAR decision weighs in on some unknown and uncertain penalty issues relating to failure to file FBARs. These issues include: a. Definition of Reasonable Cause. The penalty for failure to file an FBAR will not apply if the taxpayer…
  • Apr 24

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue
    A recent FBAR decision weighs in on some unknown and uncertain penalty issues relating to failure to file FBARs. These issues include: a. Definition of Reasonable Cause. The penalty for failure to file an FBAR will not apply if the taxpayer…
  • Apr 20

    Applicable Federal Rates – May 2005

    Applicable Federal Rates – May 2005
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Rank this Week: 522

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Investigative Journalism's New Champion

    Investigative Journalism's New Champion
    Jeffrey Ruoff examines why more and more documentary filmmakers are turning to investigative journalism as media outlets abandon the form. But, as he points out, the audience for film is different from the audience for print. (For Pacific…
  • Apr 23

    Comcast Pulling Out of Attempt to Buy TimeWarner

    Comcast Pulling Out of Attempt to Buy TimeWarner
    Comcast is apparently ending its $45 billion try to purchase TimeWarner because of difficulties in overcoming agency skepticism over the impact such a deal would have on consumers. Comcast and TimeWarner are the U.S. largest cable companies…
  • Apr 23

    The IP Legal Regime's Plagiarism Fallacy

    The IP Legal Regime's Plagiarism Fallacy
    Gregory N. Manel, Temple University School of Law, Anne Fant, University of Washington, Department of Psychology, and Kristina Olson, University of Washington, Department of Psychology, have published Intellectual Property Law's Plagiarism…
Rank this Week: 36

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 234

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Is The Presumption Against Preemption Dead?

    Is The Presumption Against Preemption Dead?
    We’ve got the expression “the dog that didn’t bark” stuck in our heads today, and it’s not just from that phrase being used in the rececnt Caplinger decision.  See Caplinger v. Medtronic, Inc., ___ F.3d ___,…
  • Apr 24

    Still No Duty To Supply Drugs - In 22 State

    Still No Duty To Supply Drugs - In 22 State
    Since the inception of the blog we’ve taken interest in “flip side” lawsuits in which a plaintiff sues one of our manufacturer clients making allegations diametrically opposed to what we usually see in product liability…
  • Apr 23

    It All Started With Caplinger

    It All Started With Caplinger
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            We’ve been reporting on the amazing success…
Rank this Week: 119

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Apr 24

    #The3Llife: Preparing the Mind, Body, and Family for the Bar

    #The3Llife: Preparing the Mind, Body, and Family for the Bar
    GUEST BLOG by Shaun Sanders, 3L at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law I’ve spent quite a bit of time already this semester preparing for the bar via a prep class that my school offers as an elective. Likewise, I…
  • Apr 23

    #The2Llife: Writing and Publishing

    #The2Llife: Writing and Publishing
    GUEST BLOG by Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law Writing is the most important skill for lawyers. All lawyers must learn to write effectively, and hopefully persuasively as well. Law schools attempt to prepare students for legal…
  • Apr 21

    #The1Llife: To Future 1L’

    #The1Llife: To Future 1L’
    Image: Law Preview and Admission Dean GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Around this time last year, I was preparing to graduate from undergraduate school. At the very same time, I was also in the process of…
Rank this Week: 886

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/
  • Apr 24

    More Vehicles Recalled by Takata Airbag Defect

    More Vehicles Recalled by Takata Airbag Defect
    Nissans Made Between 2004 and 2006 Added to List Nissan upped the ante in the Takata airbag investigation by adding another 45,000 vehicles to a recall list that now exceeds 17 million U.S. cars and trucks. The reason: An injury to a female…
  • Apr 24

    CDC Warning: Avoid Blue Bell Creameries Amid Listeria Outbreak

    CDC Warning: Avoid Blue Bell Creameries Amid Listeria Outbreak
    Ice-Cream Recall Has (Not Fudge) Ripple Effect Two days after Blue Bell Creameries issued a nationwide recall of its ice cream, prompting the company’s CEO to deliver a public apology for the product’s link to listeria, health…
  • Apr 23

    Attorney Mariano Garcia: My Time in Teen Driving School

    Attorney Mariano Garcia: My Time in Teen Driving School
    Last year, as my son approached his 16th birthday, I wondered whether my wife and I had done everything possible to prepare him to be a good driver.  My wife, a very safe driver, did an excellent job teaching our son about the rules of…
Rank this Week: 724

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 24

    Do You Have an Announcement for the Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research?

    Do You Have an Announcement for the Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research?
    You can send news of upcoming events, promotions, and conferences to the newsletter for the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Click here. And hey, send us a copy. We can post news here...
  • Apr 23

    LWI to Formalize the Pink Ink Caucu

    LWI to Formalize the Pink Ink Caucu
    Just a few days in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases, the Legal Writing Institute announced the formal establishment of the Pink Ink Caucus. The charge of the Caucus is to support LGBTQ...
  • Apr 20

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced
    The Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors have announced the winners of the 2015 LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grants. The following four winners will each receive grants of $5000. Deborah Borman, De-grading…
Rank this Week: 153