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DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 28

    Ashley Madison, Infidelity And Fault-Based Divorce

    Ashley Madison, Infidelity And Fault-Based Divorce
    Recently, Ashley Madison, a website dedicated to helping married people cheat, was hacked, putting the personal information of its 37 million users at risk. The scandal has provided a poignant reminder of the prevalence of adultery in our…
  • Jul 26

    The Judge Calculated My Wife’s Income Incorrectly

    The Judge Calculated My Wife’s Income Incorrectly
    Question: My ex-wife and her new husband make significantly more money than I do and yet I am still asked to pay more child support than I can afford. What can I do to get these payments modified so they are fair? Answer: While I am not…
  • Jul 24

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 24, 2015

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 24, 2015
    Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories. This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner…
Rank this Week: 173

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    TX BX lying

    TX BX lying
    Why would a carrier tell such an obvious fabrication?"BlueCross BlueShield of Texas to drop individual PPO plans in 2016"We all know that it couldn't possibly be true:[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R] Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jul 28

    Fitbit vs HIPAA

    Fitbit vs HIPAA
    As who's actually subject to HIPAA restrictions becomes ever murkier, technology continues to pile on. And it's not just Electronic Health Records (EHR). As we noted a few months ago, John Hancock is tapping into the FitBit craze, offering…
  • Jul 27

    Feel the Love

    Feel the Love
    Anthem wants to add Cigna to their stables. But Blue Cross is not pleased.Anthem (ANTM), may be causing anxiety for fellow Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country with its $54 billion purchase of Cigna (CI). - ForbesWhy is that…
Rank this Week: 55

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 28

    Chase to Pay $166 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Collection Practice

    Chase to Pay $166 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Collection Practice
    We defend collection lawsuits daily. We sue collectors and lawyers for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. But even I'm surprised that JP Morgan Chase is ensnared in this case that includes 47 Attorney Generals accusing…
  • Jul 15

    City Debt-Collection Laws Apply to Attorneys and Law Firms Performing Non-Legal Work

    City Debt-Collection Laws Apply to Attorneys and Law Firms Performing Non-Legal Work
    This blog entry answers the question left open in our last blog, "Do City Debt Regulation Apply to Lawyers. Issue Heats up in New York." New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that New York City Regulations ("local law…
  • Jun 25

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act
    Usury is defined as an illegally high rate of interest. In New York, the civil usury rate is 16%[1] and the criminal usury rate is 25%[2]. Banks get around state usury laws through the National Bank Act, a federal law that expressly allows…
Rank this Week: 913

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 900

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 28

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law
    Most of you probably don’t remember this, but 70 years ago today, a plane crashed into the Empire State Building. Here’s what happened: It was the waning days of World War II, and a B-25 bomber was flying a routine...
  • Jul 23

    Congress, Go Home

    Congress, Go Home
    It’s time for Congress to go home, stand in the corner and think about what they did (or maybe almost did). (I'm paraphrasing here our new national crusader and peacemaker, the all-powerful Taylor Swift. Maybe she'll have some…
  • Jul 20

    Leaked Asbestos Memo from ATRA!

    Leaked Asbestos Memo from ATRA!
    Hey, take a look at the “confidential memo” just leaked to us! CONFIDENTIAL MEMO To: American Tort Reform Association Members From: PR Department Date: July 20, 2015 Re: Please don’t fire us…
Rank this Week: 943

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/
  • Jul 28

    Court tells us how to make out a prima facie case of racial discrimination in employment

    Court tells us how to make out a prima facie case of racial discrimination in employment
    The Second Circuit does not reverse summary judgment in racial discrimination cases too often. It does so in this case, finding that plaintiff makes out a prima facie case of discrimination.The case is Tolbert v. Smith, decided on June 24.…
  • Jul 27

    Food Stamp law can be enforced through Section 1983

    Food Stamp law can be enforced through Section 1983
    Under the Food Stamp Act, the government must give benefits within 30 days of the application and within seven days for especially needy households. Can plaintiffs sue a state to enforce these time limits under Section 1983? The Court of…
  • Jul 24

    Contract lawyers who review documents may be entitled to FLSA overtime

    Contract lawyers who review documents may be entitled to FLSA overtime
    Here's an interesting Fair Labor Standards Act case that says that contract attorneys who perform document review for large law firms are entitled to overtime pay.The case is Lola v. Skadden Arps, decided on July 23. Skadden Arps is one the…
Rank this Week: 848

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jul 28

    Risk Management and the Board of Director

    Risk Management and the Board of Director
    Introduction Overview Corporate risk taking and the monitoring of risks have continued to remain front and center in the minds of boards of directors, legislators and the media, fueled by the powerful mix of continuing worldwide financial…
  • Jul 28

    Court of Chancery Upholds Customary Release in Spin-Off Transaction

    Court of Chancery Upholds Customary Release in Spin-Off Transaction
    The Delaware Court of Chancery last week validated a release of liability that extinguished certain claims a recently spun-off company may have had against its former parent and its directors. In re AbbVie Inc. Stockholder Derivative…
  • Jul 28

    Binding Spincos to Parent Obligations Requires Specificity

    Binding Spincos to Parent Obligations Requires Specificity
    In Miramar Police Officers’ Retirement Plan v. Murdoch [1] the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed plaintiff’s claims, refusing to hold that an “unambiguous” boilerplate successors and assigns clause operated to bind…
Rank this Week: 113

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 28

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting
    Congratulations to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence award recipients! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Commission and the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.  Terry L.…
  • Jul 23

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster
    F. Carroll BrewsterFrederick Carroll Brewster (1825-1898) was a Philadelphia lawyer, City Solicitor, Court of Common Pleas judge, and Pennsylvania Attorney General. He authored a number of books, many of which are in the Jenkins Law Library…
  • Jul 16

    AALL Annual Conference in Philly!

    AALL Annual Conference in Philly!
    Law librarians gather together every summer for the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. This year Philadelphia is proud to host AALL's 108th Annual Meeting from July 18 through July 21.  The…
Rank this Week: 787

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Older Americans Reauthorization Act of 2015 Passes Senate

    Older Americans Reauthorization Act of 2015 Passes Senate
    As per the Brain Injury Association of America: On July 16, 2015, the United States Senate passed S.192, the Older Americans Reauthorization Act of 2015. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Special…
  • Jul 21

    Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act to Replace No Child Left Behind

    Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act to Replace No Child Left Behind
    As per the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Recently, the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act to replace No Child Left Behind, which was seven years past the reauthorization date. This bipartisan…
  • Jul 17

    Bruce H. Stern Sworn in as Treasurer of the American Association for Justice

    Bruce H. Stern Sworn in as Treasurer of the American Association for Justice
    Lawrenceville, N.J. attorney Bruce H. Stern has been sworn in as the treasurer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization’s annual convention in Montreal. AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar, working to…
Rank this Week: 772

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 28

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy
    by Neil H. BuchananThis week in Verdict, I am publishing a two-part column about the Greek/European economic and political crisis, which dominated the news until very recently.  Part One was published today, and Part Two will be…
  • Jul 27

    The Triumph of Chevron Step Zero?

    The Triumph of Chevron Step Zero?
    By Michael DorfTomorrow I will be speaking at the Practicing Law Institute's annual Supreme Court Review session. This is the seventeenth such session and, if memory serves, I have been a panelist since just about the beginning. It's always a…
  • Jul 24

    Veganism, Year Seven and Beyond

    Veganism, Year Seven and Beyond
    by Neil H. BuchananSeven years ago today, I published a post here on Dorf on Law describing why I had decided to become a vegan.  Each year since then, I have written what I now call my "veganniversary" post, discussing some aspect of…
Rank this Week: 233

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 525

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 28

    Battle Joined In North Carolina Litigation

    Battle Joined In North Carolina Litigation
    An answer denying any ethical misconduct has been filed in the second of two cases brought against a North Carolina attorney in connection with her successful efforts to free an innocent man on death row. The complaint alleges that the...
  • Jul 28

    Failure To Heed Censure For Current Client Conflict Leads To Suspension

    Failure To Heed Censure For Current Client Conflict Leads To Suspension
    A disciplinary case is reported on the web page of the Tennessee courts The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a 180-day suspension of Memphis attorney Homer L. Cody’s law license. In 2011, the Board of Professional…
  • Jul 27

    Pardon My French But Prosecutor Misconduct Against Pro Se Death Penalty Defendant Merits Suspension

    Pardon My French But Prosecutor Misconduct Against Pro Se Death Penalty Defendant Merits Suspension
    The Delaware Supreme Court agreed with its Board on Professional Responsibility that an attorney's conduct as the prosecutor in a murder case violated seven ethics rules. It disagreed on sanction and suspended the attorney for six months and…
Rank this Week: 63

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    More on Zombie

    More on Zombie
    I got a nice shout out from Law and the Multiverse today. The post is about a law review article on using zombies as teaching tools in law school. Read the post and then read the full article.
  • Jul 27

    Nominative Trademark Fair Use

    Nominative Trademark Fair Use
    Customs seized some televisions at the Port of Miami. The reason was an apparent counterfeiting of the trademarks HDMI and MHL, both of which are interface connections. You have probably seen HDMI cables and connectors. They look like big USB…
  • Jul 23

    Ruling of the Week 2015.21: Coconut Wrap

    Ruling of the Week 2015.21: Coconut Wrap
    Is there still a trend surrounding eating raw to allegedly preserve nutrients and avoid bad karma? I never understood it, nor do I believe there is any science behind it. I remember seeing a woman on a news show talking about how the enzymes…
Rank this Week: 685

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 299

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    Dissecting Your Website – Why is that there? Part 3: Hero

    Dissecting Your Website – Why is that there? Part 3: Hero
    Wait, websites can have heroes? Yep, you read that right! Websites can, indeed, have heroes – just not the kind in tights and capes. Today, in part three of our “Dissecting Your Website” series, we are going to talk about website heroes…
  • Jul 27

    The "Social" Estate Planning Attorney

    The "Social" Estate Planning Attorney
    How are your social skills? We’re not being nosy and asking about your social calendar - we’re interested in your social media programs!
  • Jul 24

    Solving Kyle's Biggest Marketing Issue

    Solving Kyle's Biggest Marketing Issue
    One day Kyle came to my office with a serious marketing issue. “If I lose this card, I’m in big trouble.” He showed me a 4x6 index card with tiny scribbled names and notes on both sides and asked, "Can you fix this?"
Rank this Week: 914

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 608

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 28

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411
    Once again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice.  This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting…
  • Jul 24

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction…
  • Jul 20

    Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

    Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing
    It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia…
Rank this Week: 325

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    A chronology of the road to marriage equality for gay citizen

    A chronology of the road to marriage equality for gay citizen
    Interesting piece by Greenwald. The role of popular culture, especially television, was no doubt central to the quick change in public attitudes.
  • Jul 28

    Tweeting philosopher

    Tweeting philosopher
    Some entity called "TrueSciPhil" tweeted to me the following list of philosophers on Twitter based on their total followers. The total number of followers is a bit misleading, since it seems to be affected by how many other twitter users...
  • Jul 28

    Finkelstein comes out against BDS...

    Finkelstein comes out against BDS...
    ...and loses allies. Longtime readers will recall that he was denied tenure by the Administration at DePaul, after a smear campaign orchestrated by the disgraceful Alan Dershowitz. (Thanks to Walt Schaller for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Jul 28

    Asbestos Fibers Found in Crayons Made in China

    Asbestos Fibers Found in Crayons Made in China
    The San Francisco Chronicle reports a study released by the Environmental Working Group, an environmental health advocacy organization, found asbestos fibers in some Chinese-made crayons and crime-scene fingerprint kits in Bay Area…
  • Jul 27

    What Can You Do if You Are Involved in a Class Action Lawsuit?

    What Can You Do if You Are Involved in a Class Action Lawsuit?
    When you are involved in a class action lawsuit, you may feel that there’s nothing you can do. After all, there are many people involved in the suit, and it seems like waiting it out is the best thing to do. However, there are a few…
  • Jul 24

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Kids — 38 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time. The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability. Dallas Texas Lawyers.
Rank this Week: 857

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 28

    WTO Accession New

    WTO Accession New
    Yesterday, the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted Kazakhstan’s WTO terms of entry at the General Council meeting. Kazakhstan will have until 31 October 2015 to ratify the deal to formally become a WTO member. Its…
  • Jul 23

    IACHR Launches Online Petition Portal

    IACHR Launches Online Petition Portal
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has launched its Individual Petition System Portal (IPSP), making the IACHR the first regional human rights body to offer a digital system that provides remote access to petitions and…
  • Jul 23

    EC Alleges Competition (Antitrust) Law Violations by Six U.S. Movie Companie

    EC Alleges Competition (Antitrust) Law Violations by Six U.S. Movie Companie
    Earlier today, the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections alleging competition (antitrust) law violations against six U.S. companies in the movie business: Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, and…
Rank this Week: 170

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in connection with federal bank fraud charges relating to a loan he obtained for the construction of an office building on A…
  • Jul 28

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. For the third time in three years, a former real estate agent is defending himself at trial in a mortgage fraud scheme federal prosecutors allege defrauded lending institutions out of more than $24 million. Brett…
  • Jul 28

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kenneth Sweetman, 34, Nutley, New Jersey, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme involving multiple properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Sweetman previously pleaded…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Jul 28

    Scranton Work Injury- Workers Compensation- Reimbursement Question

    Scranton Work Injury- Workers Compensation- Reimbursement Question
    In Dept. Of Labor & Industry v. WCAB (Crawford & Co.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the insurance carrier for an injured worker was entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund relative to medical…
  • Jul 26

    DLP Gas Drilling Accident Team Continues to Represent the Seriously Injured

    DLP Gas Drilling Accident Team Continues to Represent the Seriously Injured
    Over the past several years the Natural Gas Drilling Litigation Team at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP has handled serious and complex accident cases throughout the Marcellus shale Region especially in Susquehanna, Bradford, Wyoming, Tioga and…
  • Jul 20

    Berwick Bloomsburg Scranton Work Injury Lawyer- Workers Compensation

    Berwick Bloomsburg Scranton Work Injury Lawyer- Workers Compensation
    Question: I was injured while driving to work. Can I apply for workers compensation benefits? A.L. Berwick, Pa. Answer: Under Pennsylvania workers compensation laws, in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, an injured…
Rank this Week: 546

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Baseball, Hot Dogs and Class Action Lawyer

    Baseball, Hot Dogs and Class Action Lawyer
    One of my favorite kid friendly, safe for work jokes: Q: Moose walks into a bar. What’s he say? A: Ouch. If you like that one, how about this one: Q:Woman buys an expensive seat at the ballpark. What’s she say? A: Get me a class…
  • Jun 18

    Do You "Work For" Uber?

    Do You "Work For" Uber?
    You know, the Uber decision out of the California Labor Commission is fascinating, even if it isn’t directly on point with the subject of this blog. It immediately brought me back to the first appeal brief I ever wrote, as a young…
  • Jun 16

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It
    This is a great article in PlanAdvisor on the recent decision in Tolbert v. RBC. Tolbert is a truly fascinating, and wonderfully instructive, district court decision on one of my favorite topics, and actually favorite things to do (I know…
Rank this Week: 419

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

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

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

    Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Service

    Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Service
    Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and will be a member of…
  • Jul 22

    Tom Huyck, 77

    Tom Huyck, 77
    Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77. Original…
  • Jul 22

    Scott Kafker, '85, Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Scott Kafker, '85, Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
    Appeals Court Judge Scott Kafker of Swampscott, who three weeks ago became Gov. Charlie Baker's first judicial nominee, was confirmed on Wednesday by the Governor's Council to lead the Appeals Court as its next chief justice. …
Rank this Week: 412

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 425

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Jul 28

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?
    I read this article from Inc. magazine explaining why employee performance reviews are a waste of time and money. While I don’t necessarily disagree, my experience tells me they usually are awful for different reasons. In my opinion,…
  • Jul 23

    Women-Owned Business Grant

    Women-Owned Business Grant
    I am often asked about business grants for women and minorities. In my experience these grants can be difficult to come by but they do exist. Here is an article from Entrepreneur discussing grants for women-owned businesses and also a…
  • Jul 22

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone
    My social media news feed is full of articles and stories about business ownership. I am a business lawyer. I represent business people. So it benefits me if I promote business ownership and in general I try to do just that. However, I am…
Rank this Week: 942

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    Inconsistent CBM Institution Decision No Abuse of Discretion

    Inconsistent CBM Institution Decision No Abuse of Discretion
    The Board denied the patent owner's request for rehearing of the decision to institute CBM review and rejected the patent owner's argument that institution was improper because the Board previously determined the challenged patent was not a…
  • Jul 27

    PTAB’s Decision to Institute Inter Partes Review of Asserted Patent Excluded

    PTAB’s Decision to Institute Inter Partes Review of Asserted Patent Excluded
    The court granted plaintiff's motion in limine to preclude evidence of the PTAB's decision to institute inter partes review of the patent-in-suit. "[Defendant] opposes the motion, maintaining that the inter partes proceedings are part of the…
  • Jul 24

    Plaintiff’s Infringement Expert Disqualified Due to Prior Retention by Defendant

    Plaintiff’s Infringement Expert Disqualified Due to Prior Retention by Defendant
    The court granted defendant's motion to disqualify plaintiff's infringement expert because of a conflict of interest based on the expert's past work for defendant in two prior ITC investigations involving the same accused products. "Both…
Rank this Week: 332

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jul 28

    SEC Announces Cherry-Picking Charges Against Mark Welhouse

    SEC Announces Cherry-Picking Charges Against Mark Welhouse
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC announced charges against Mark P. Welhouse. Welhouse is accused of “cherry-picking,” allocating appreciated in value options trades to personal accounts, while allocating…
  • Jul 24

    FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley And Scottrade For Failing to Detect Fraudulent Wire Transfer

    FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley And Scottrade For Failing to Detect Fraudulent Wire Transfer
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Morgan Stanley and Scottrade Inc. agreed to pay $950,000 to FINRA after the regulatory authority deemed that the two firms failed to monitor wire transfers of customer funds to third-party…
  • Jul 23

    Oppenheimer Funds Fight Puerto Rico’s Debt Issue

    Oppenheimer Funds Fight Puerto Rico’s Debt Issue
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Puerto Rico’s governor is adamant that the island is unable to pay back its $72 billion debt, but OppenheimerFunds Inc., the largest mutual-fund holder of the bonds, believes…
Rank this Week: 149

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Bon viager: Part 2, Synthesis of family

    Bon viager: Part 2, Synthesis of family
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In exploring the en viager model of tenure, prompted by a story on BBC News (1 July 2015), we’ve established that en viager, aside from being an antiquated legal form that…
  • Jul 27

    Bon viager: Part 1, Synthesis of tenure

    Bon viager: Part 1, Synthesis of tenure
    By: David A. Smith Just as water and ice are two forms of the same molecules, lump sums and cash flow streams can be the same present values, one just transmuted into another.  Over the decades, ambition transmutes into experience…
  • Jul 27

    Bon viager: Part 1, Synthesis of tenure

    Bon viager: Part 1, Synthesis of tenure
    By: David A. Smith Just as water and ice are two forms of the same molecules, lump sums and cash flow streams can be the same present values, one just transmuted into another.  Over the decades, ambition transmutes into experience…
Rank this Week: 480

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 28

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change
    By Natalie Liller June 15-19th, 2015 marked EPA’s 5th annual Science of Climate Change Workshop—and even more importantly, it summoned the latest group of talented high-school-aged students to learn about the science behind taking…
  • Jul 27

    Excavation Experts: Are Moles or Voles Ruining your Lawn? (Part 1)

    Excavation Experts: Are Moles or Voles Ruining your Lawn? (Part 1)
    By Marcia Anderson It’s Summertime! Time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Imagine you are strolling across your lawn on a beautiful day assessing your maintenance routines, when you notice something amiss. It appears as if…
  • Jul 24

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick The dog days of summer are upon us. Need a break from the heat? Check out some of our cool EPA science! Here’s what we are highlighting this week. A Small Program with a Big Mission EPA’s Small Business…
Rank this Week: 229

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 28

    Lawyers Need “Soft Skills”—So Why Aren’t Law Schools Teaching Them?

    Lawyers Need “Soft Skills”—So Why Aren’t Law Schools Teaching Them?
    There can be little doubt that law schools are largely proficient in teaching “hard skills” such as knowledge of the law, legal analysis, research, writing, and drafting. But what about “soft skills”—the general…
  • Jul 20

    Lawyer Job Satisfaction and Comparing Downward

    Lawyer Job Satisfaction and Comparing Downward
    In law school, we learn about model answers, class ranking and, for lack of a better term, perfection. It usually seems to be about striving to perform better and comparing to others ahead of ourselves, no matter where we are placed –…
  • Jul 17

    What Makes Your Subject Distinctive?

    What Makes Your Subject Distinctive?
    As law schools continue to develop their learning outcomes, an important question we all should consider is, “hat makes my course distinctive?”  For example, in my research on assessment in legal research courses, I…
Rank this Week: 925

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 309

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Jul 28

    Self-Created Impossibility of Compliance With Bankruptcy Court Order

    Self-Created Impossibility of Compliance With Bankruptcy Court Order
    A federal bankruptcy court ordered a debtor to turn over to a bankruptcy trustee money the debtor had received from a property auction. Although initially admitting he received the money, at a subsequent contempt hearing the debtor said the…
  • Jul 20

    Can IRA Be Sued For As A Recipient of a Fraudulent Transfer?

    Can IRA Be Sued For As A Recipient of a Fraudulent Transfer?
    A new client invested in a ponzi scheme. He withdrew his investment, including a “profit” just before the ponzi scheme collapsed. The SEC appointed a receiver to go after investors who received profits as fraudulent transfers.…
  • Jul 13

    Can Bankruptcy Trustee Waive Debtor’s Attorney Client Privilege To Discover Asset Protection Plan?

    Can Bankruptcy Trustee Waive Debtor’s Attorney Client Privilege To Discover Asset Protection Plan?
    Some asset protection clients eventually file bankruptcy. A bankruptcy trustee’s job is to find and possible reverse the debtor’s prior asset transfers done in the course of asset protection planning. Some trustees have sought…
Rank this Week: 348

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome
      Incredibly, the Missoula water eminent domain case now has the a different biggest headline – not the cost of the project or the fight about the project, but the cost of the litigation.  The…
  • Jul 16

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu
    Nexus desires to survey property that the company desires to acquire. There is little choice but for the oil pipeline companies to move forward unless the companies know what kind of soils will be dealt with. Challenges of environmental…
  • Jul 14

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?
    After a referendum failure in Missouri, the Dexter, Missouri Daily Statesman notes the voter rejection excludes the Missouri Department of Transportation from necessary funds which are required in order to build new roads and perform road…
Rank this Week: 604

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Testimony from Recent Senate Hearing on Juvenile Justice in Indian Country

    Testimony from Recent Senate Hearing on Juvenile Justice in Indian Country
    Here. The Honorable Robert Listenbee Administrator-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. View Testimony Mr. Darren Cruzan Deputy BIA Director-Office of Justice Services, Bureau of…
  • Jul 28

    TLPI Code Resource: Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Justice Code

    TLPI Code Resource: Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Justice Code
    The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is pleased to announce a new Tribal Legal Code Resource publication – A Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offense Laws – which is the most recent…
  • Jul 28

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Former Paiute Tribal Employee for Mail Fraud

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Former Paiute Tribal Employee for Mail Fraud
    Here is the opinion in United States v. Zander. An excerpt: Defendant Jeffrey Zander was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering, and three counts of willful failure to file ……
Rank this Week: 73

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 186

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 345

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance

    Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance
    [We’re delighted to report that LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak will be the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress.  Here is the LC press release.]Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced…
  • Jul 27

    Brophy on Antislavery Women and the American Jurisprudence

    Brophy on Antislavery Women and the American Jurisprudence
    Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, has posted Antislavery Women and the Origins of American Jurisprudence, which is forthcoming in the Texas Law Review.“Antislavery Women and the Origins of American…
  • Jul 26

    On Cover Design

    On Cover Design
    This summer finds me in the final stages of my first book, titled States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935-1972. I hope to blog regularly in the coming months about the last steps in the publishing process and what…
Rank this Week: 59

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 459

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 656

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Prompt Pay And Auto Insurance

    Prompt Pay And Auto Insurance
    Mansfield insurance lawyers need to read the Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] opinion styled, Daugherty v. American Motorists Insurance Company. It was issued in 1998. Daugherty filed suit against American for refusing to pay his claim.…
  • Jul 26

    Insurance Fraud By The Insured

    Insurance Fraud By The Insured
    Dallas insurance attorneys can tell lots of stories where the insurance company is ripping off and taking advantage of it's insureds. The Insurance Journal recently published a couple of stories where an insured was involved in ripping off…
  • Jul 25

    Homeowners Policy Interpretation

    Homeowners Policy Interpretation
    Irving insurance law attorneys who handle claims involving homeowner policy's need to read this recent opinion out of the Dallas Court of Appeals. It is styled, David Fusaro v. Trinity Universal Insurance Company. David Fusaro appeals from a…
Rank this Week: 735

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

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

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

    Georgia sues Public Resource for publishing annotated state code

    Georgia sues Public Resource for publishing annotated state code
    The ABA Journal reports that the state of Georgia is suing Carl Malamud's Puublic Resource organization for publishing the annotated code of Georgia online. His website provides members of the public access to a searchable and…
  • Jul 16

    An independent Copyright Office?

    An independent Copyright Office?
    The American Library Association - among others - has questioned a proposal from Congress to remove the Copyright Office from the Library of Congress and make it an independent agency according to Publishers Weekly. Called the CODE Act…
  • Jul 15

    New trial FOIA policy for some federal agencie

    New trial FOIA policy for some federal agencie
    Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press reports that several federal government agencies recently announced a trial program of  a “Release-to-One is Release-to-All” policy. Under the program, documents responsive to…
Rank this Week: 318

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Illinois, Indiana & Iowa

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Illinois, Indiana & Iowa
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Jul 27

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing

    BALCA on Travel Requirements and Multi-Position Notices of Filing
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for several “Software Engineer” positions. Upon evaluating an Employer’s…
  • Jul 24

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, July 24, 2015

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, July 24, 2015
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
Rank this Week: 555

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement
    From The National Law Review: During the course of divorce proceedings, alimony from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse is typically calculated based on a variety of factors. The income of the two spouses is a critical factor in...
  • Jul 27

    Empowering Women

    Empowering Women
    From the Des Moines Register: When Raha Moharrak’s parents told her it was time for her to marry, she decided she wasn’t a toaster — as in “Ping! It’s ready” — the Saudi Arabian woman told a Drake University audience...
  • Jul 26

    Lawyer Who Fostered 29 Kids Helps Hundreds More Find Permanent Home

    Lawyer Who Fostered 29 Kids Helps Hundreds More Find Permanent Home
    From NBC News: Fostering 29 children is no simple feat, but for a lawyer in Kansas, providing a home for more than two dozen kids over the years was the relatively easy part. He's also helped more than 1,000 kids...
Rank this Week: 134