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Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 86

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 21

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label
    By David DiFiore Change isn’t easy. Whether it’s starting a new job, moving to a new city, or even something simple like trying a new laundry detergent, change often involves parting with the familiar and embracing the unknown.…
  • Oct 21

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West
    By Krystal Laymon I grew up in a small town in California called Placerville (population 10,000), located near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills. There, in the mountains, where snow days were frequent in the winter, and for fun in the…
  • Oct 17

    We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment

    We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment
    By Nneamaka Odum When I was young, I wondered how the earth worked. It wasn’t until attending a special middle school, that I was able to begin my environmental education. As I continued to learn, my passion for the environment grew. My…
Rank this Week: 188

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
  • Oct 20

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case
    The city of St. Paul will pay a local man $42,500 to settle an excessive force case levied against two city officers. Rafael Angel Diaz, 52, sued the St. Paul police department after he claimed a pair of officers illegally entered his…
  • Oct 16

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of writing a bunch of sentences, today we’re going to let some infographics do the talking. Check out these five cool and informative inforgraphics below! 1. DUI and Field…
Rank this Week: 638

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Oct 21

    Bad Trustees: How to Handle Bad California Trustee

    Bad Trustees: How to Handle Bad California Trustee
    Bad Trustees can cause a great deal of harm to you and your Trust interests.  Here is a video describing how to handle a bad trustee. For our email subscribers, please click on the title link to watch this video on our blog……
  • Oct 16

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t
    There is much confusion regarding the use, and misuse, of no-contest clauses.  No-contest clauses rarely apply, and they never apply to a beneficiary who questions the actions and management of the Trust by the Trustee.  In this…
  • Oct 6

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act
        In California, Trustee’s have a host of duties and obligations they must abide by.  When a Trustee breaches his duty as Trustee, he is liable for money damages equal to the harm he causes.  This is called a…
Rank this Week: 798

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Oct 21

    Chip-and-PIN is Coming…To the US Government

    Chip-and-PIN is Coming…To the US Government
    Last Friday, in the wake of numerous data breaches, President Obama signed a new Executive Order that will change how federal agencies use payment cards and allow access to certain government portals.  Those changes include the…
  • Oct 15

    CFPB Identifies Deceptive, Abusive Practices in the Marketing of Credit Card Promotional APR Offer

    CFPB Identifies Deceptive, Abusive Practices in the Marketing of Credit Card Promotional APR Offer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a bulletin (CFPB Bulletin 2014-02) warning credit card issuers to avoid potentially deceptive and abusive practices in connection with the marketing of credit card promotional APR…
  • Oct 10

    CFPB Director Proposes Checking Accounts for All

    CFPB Director Proposes Checking Accounts for All
    On Wednesday, in a speech at the Forum on Access to Checking Accounts CFPB Director Richard Cordray returned to two of his most frequent themes – the consumer reporting process and urging actions that he is unable to mandate.…
Rank this Week: 832

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
  • Oct 21

    Civility vs Incivility Among Nurses; a Key Component for Patient Safety

    Civility vs Incivility Among Nurses; a Key Component for Patient Safety
    The term “incivility” has many different interpretations depending on one’s experience. Clark (2012) defines the term by first explaining that civility in nursing student-faculty relationships occurs by virtue of mutual…
  • Sep 11

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
    The thought of providing primary care to fill the physician void in unserved areas is exciting indeed. However, at the same time I feel some trepidation over how to define this role that I am planning to assume. Learning the scope of advanced…
  • Jul 24

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism
    Innovative technology seeks to help human beings accomplish a task or reach a goal with greater speed, accuracy and at lower cost thereby improving the quality of life. Of course such innovation causes disruption in existing markets because…
Rank this Week: 71

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

Presents commentary on tax enforcement, news and developments. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Oct 21

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey
    On October 20, 2014, Menashe Cohen pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to one count of filing a false income tax return for failing to report the existence of his Swiss and Israeli bank accounts on his 2009 tax return.  He did,…
  • Oct 9

    Switzerland Announces Intention to Change from Model 2 IGA to Model 1

    Switzerland Announces Intention to Change from Model 2 IGA to Model 1
    On October 8, 2014, Swiss officials announced that they intend to negotiate a reciprocal Model 1 FATCA IGA to replace the Model 2 IGA that they signed in 2013.  The motivation for the change is unknown, but the automatic exchange of…
  • Oct 7

    Forensic Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner Pleads Guilty to Concealing UBS Account

    Forensic Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner Pleads Guilty to Concealing UBS Account
    On October 3, 2014, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release and court records, Howard Bloomberg, a forensic accountant and certified fraud examiner, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to file an FBAR reporting his…
Rank this Week: 364

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Todd A. Brunner, 57, and Shawn A. Brunner, 24, both of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, are the subjects of a sixteen count indictment charging them with bank fraud, making false declarations and oaths, and concealing assets,…
  • Oct 21

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using straw…
  • Oct 21

    Investment Advisor Convicted of Defrauding Lenders and Client

    Investment Advisor Convicted of Defrauding Lenders and Client
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Robert J. Lunn, 64, Chicago, Illinois, an investment advisor, was convicted of federal bank fraud charges for engaging in a scheme to defraud Leaders Bank and two of his clients of more than $3.2 million and ultimately…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 624

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Davies on Pennypacking the Waite Court

    Davies on Pennypacking the Waite Court
    Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law, has posted Breakfast with the Justices: Networking in the Nineteenth Century, which appears in the 2014 Green Bag Almanac & Reader 109.  Here is the abstract: On Thursday,…
  • Oct 21

    Metzger on Administrative Law, Public Administration and ACUS

    Metzger on Administrative Law, Public Administration and ACUS
    Gillian E. Metzger, Columbia University Law School, has posted Administrative Law, Public Administration, and the Administrative Conference of the United States, which is forthcoming in the George Washington Law Review.  The article…
  • Oct 20

    Olken on New Deal Constitutionalism

    Olken on New Deal Constitutionalism
    Samuel R. Olken, John Marshall Law School, has posted The Decline of Legal Classicism and the Evolution of New Deal Constittutionalism, which appears in the Notre Dame Law Review 89 (2014).  Here is the abstract:Insofar as historians and…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
Rank this Week: 185

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Failure-to-Yield was Cause of Fatal Car Crash

    Failure-to-Yield was Cause of Fatal Car Crash
    Traffic laws vary between states and each city or municipality may have additional codes that cover the behavior of motorists behind the wheel. The basic elements of driving remain consistent throughout the country, though, and that is one of…
  • Oct 17

    Pedestrian Killed in Chicago Car Accident

    Pedestrian Killed in Chicago Car Accident
    When an average Chicago resident goes through his or her daily life, that citizen may come into contact with multiple forms of transportation. Some will use personal cars to drive to work while others will take a CTA train or bus to their…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. Representing 2 Victims of Chicago-Bound Megabus Crash

    Lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. Representing 2 Victims of Chicago-Bound Megabus Crash
    The bus accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are representing victims who were injured this week when a Megabus crashed in Indiana and are helping the victims seek relief for their damages. Early Tuesday morning, a Megabus traveling…
Rank this Week: 675

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Oct 21

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estates Today on Hull on Estates, David M Smith and Joshua Eisen discuss potential legislative developments for easier administration of estates at the federal and provincial level.…
  • Oct 20

    iPhone Wills: There’s No App for That

    iPhone Wills: There’s No App for That
    I was recently at a cocktail reception when a young couple asked me about their “iPhone will”. The couple had recently taken their first trip out of the province without their young child and had intended to prepare a will in…
  • Oct 19

    Proposed Law Would Assist Estate Trustee

    Proposed Law Would Assist Estate Trustee
    Guelph’s MP, and former Estate lawyer, Frank Valeriote, recently tabled Bill C-247, the Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act (the “Bill”).  If enacted the Bill would require the Minister of Employment and Social…
Rank this Week: 569

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 21

    Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner

    Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananI am serving on GW's Appointments Committee this year.  (Condolences and flowers may be sent to my office address.)  The law professor hiring process includes the annual "faculty recruitment conference"…
  • Oct 20

    How an Ordinary Case Becomes a Great Case

    How an Ordinary Case Becomes a Great Case
    By Michael DorfMy most recent Verdict column compares the cert denials in the same-sex marriage cases to the series of per curiam decisions issued by the SCOTUS after Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Court summarily affirmed the…
  • Oct 17

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel
    By Anil Kalhan Were any of you feeling a sense of déjà vu on Wednesday? For the second time in as many Octobers, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit consisting of Judges José A. Cabranes, John M.…
Rank this Week: 227

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Oct 21

    When State Law Conflicts with Federal Law, Bankruptcy Debtors May Lose

    When State Law Conflicts with Federal Law, Bankruptcy Debtors May Lose
    The United States is a nation of laws, many, many laws. We have city laws, county laws, state laws, and federal laws. The enforcement of each law is constrained by a jurisdiction. Federal laws typically apply everywhere within the United…
  • Oct 20

    Bankruptcy Dishonesty Means No Discharge. . . and Worse

    Bankruptcy Dishonesty Means No Discharge. . . and Worse
    Overwhelming debt causes a great deal of stress. You may lose sleep, become angry, or get scared. Fortunately, the federal bankruptcy laws can restructure your debts, provide a fresh start and alleviate your stress. However, it is critical…
  • Oct 17

    Rental History Useful for Rebuilding Credit

    Rental History Useful for Rebuilding Credit
    The average American’s FICO credit score hit an all-time high this past April, nosing in at 692. FICO scores range from 300 to 850. Although judgment of credit scores is often in the eye of the beholder, anything between 700 and 749 is…
Rank this Week: 880

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Oct 21

    OCR Guidance On Bullying in School

    OCR Guidance On Bullying in School
    The Department of Education recently released an extensive Dear Colleague letter (Download Colleague-bullying-201410-1) detailing past guidance on the obligations of schools when students with disabilities are bullied either because of their…
  • Oct 16

    Your Child's Right to Inclusion: LRE revisited

    Your Child's Right to Inclusion: LRE revisited
    In an editorial that appeared in The Wall Street Journal a year ago, school district attorney Miriam Kurtzig Freedman challenged the practice of inclusion of special needs students in regular education classrooms because of her belief that…
  • Oct 14

    Lessons on Internet Safety In the Wake of Sandy Hook by Marilyn Green Rebnord

    Lessons on Internet Safety In the Wake of Sandy Hook by Marilyn Green Rebnord
    The internet is a wondrous strange place for the parents of a child with special needs. With the click of a mouse, parents can research information, locate specialists, learn about medical treatment and educational options, and perhaps most…
Rank this Week: 471

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
  • Oct 21

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute
    Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal and Transnational Dispute Management invite submissions for a joint Special Issue on Renewable Energy Disputes. Renewable energy production is nothing new: windmills have been used to produce wind-based energy…
  • Oct 19

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide
    This new book by Apostolos Anthimos is a further step to record systematically the existing Greek case law in the field of International Civil Litigation. Following last year’s publication on the Service of Process Abroad the author…
  • Oct 18

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)
    Prof. Zamora Cabot (University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain), has just published a new comment on the US Supreme Court decision Daimler in English. He has kindly provided me the link: just click here.
Rank this Week: 49

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Correction: Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Correction: Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 254

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    I DON’T GET IT

    I DON’T GET IT
    - Abby V. Reiner, Brand Director, Wounded Warrior Project The more people understand the depth of meaning and enormous value a so-called “simple logo” has to a non-profit organization and the people it serves, the fewer…
  • Oct 20

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer
    A brand owner’s non-traditional trademark application will sometimes gain the critical attention of multiple direct competitors. Gibson Guitar’s unlucky number is apparently fifteen. Last Thursday, Gibson’s guitar…
  • Oct 17

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?
    As we start to think about welcoming in the weekend, why don’t we all hum this Pure Prairie League tune, while viewing this image and reading this very brief blog post: As this image (that I snapped this morning) shows, the skyway in…
Rank this Week: 87

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Delivery Workers at Papa John’s Sue For $2 Million in Unpaid Wage

    Delivery Workers at Papa John’s Sue For $2 Million in Unpaid Wage
      Five Papa John’s locations in New York have been accused of failing to pay its delivery workers the minimum wage, shaving hours from their pay, and requiring them to pay for bicycles and safety equipment used to do their ……
  • Oct 17

    Chipotle Sued For “Off The Clock” Wage

    Chipotle Sued For “Off The Clock” Wage
    Chipotle Mexican Grill has been hit with a wage theft class action by a former worker who claims that there is a corporate policy requiring cooks, servers, cashiers, and cleaning workers to work “off the clock.” According to the…
  • Oct 16

    Restaurant Owner Arrested for Failure To Pay Minimum Wage And Overtime Pay

    Restaurant Owner Arrested for Failure To Pay Minimum Wage And Overtime Pay
    A New York owner has been arrested for failure to pay more than $35,000 in required minimum wage and overtime pay to five former employees, including cooks, cleaners, and cashiers. Elisa Parto, owner of restaurant Elisa’s Food &…
Rank this Week: 876

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 524

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
Rank this Week: 244

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Can adequate record keeping really prevent you from collecting PIP benefits?

    Can adequate record keeping really prevent you from collecting PIP benefits?
    PIP insurers are always seeking out creative ways to defend personal injury protection cases. From failure to submit a valid demand letter, to provider-executed assignments of benefits lacking the requisite standing, insurers are attempting…
  • Oct 20

    2014 National School Bus Safety Week: October 20-24

    2014 National School Bus Safety Week: October 20-24
    I have always been curious why school buses don’t have seatbelts. Of course, this led me to seek answers. My question is simple; why is it the law for everyone to be buckled up in their car, yet we put our young, fragile children on…
  • Oct 17

    5 Statements You Should NEVER Make at Your Disability Hearing

    5 Statements You Should NEVER Make at Your Disability Hearing
    A Social Security disability hearing is your chance to show the judge how your disability affects your daily life and why you are no longer able to work. It is extremely important to be truthful about your daily habits and your disability. If…
Rank this Week: 806

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
  • Oct 20

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?
    If one person per day is dying in custody of state and local law enforcement in Texas, the next obvious question is, "What do those cases look like?"Nicole Brambila at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal over the weekend (Oct. 18) offered up a…
Rank this Week: 54

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 21

    Statistics Cheat Sheet

    Statistics Cheat Sheet
    In my spare time lately, I have been studying. My partner Patric deserves special recognition for handling the bulk of homestead related activities as I park myself in front of the computer each evening to delve into the specifics of Z…
  • Oct 21

    Superior Court Overturns Result of Youth Soccer Match

    Superior Court Overturns Result of Youth Soccer Match
    In an unusual case, Justice Nordheimer of the Superior Court of Justice has overturned the result of a youth soccer match. The Cobras defeated the Strikers 2 – 1 in the semi-final match of the Ontario Cup in the Under 16 Boys Tier 1…
  • Oct 21

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Dan Pinnington To Avoid Corruption – Formatting a Memory…
Rank this Week: 44

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Many Wikipedia Entries On Prescription Meds May Not Be Accurate Or Up-To-Date

    Many Wikipedia Entries On Prescription Meds May Not Be Accurate Or Up-To-Date
    HealthDay reports that according to a perspective piece published June 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine, “many Wikipedia entries about prescription medications aren’t up-to-date and accurate.”…
  • Oct 20

    Pediatricians Support Bill to Require Childproof Nicotine Refill

    Pediatricians Support Bill to Require Childproof Nicotine Refill
    The Hill reports that “a group of pediatricians and other health officials are calling for childproof packaging on liquid nicotine containers used to refill electronic cigarettes,” and have written to Florida Sen. Bill Nelson…
  • Oct 20

    FDA Warns Against Use of Laminated Surfaces During Medicine Preparation

    FDA Warns Against Use of Laminated Surfaces During Medicine Preparation
    Regulatory Focus reports the FDA’s recent warning to a Texas-based compounding pharmacy to “stop using laminated particleboard” in “aseptic processing areas” should serve as a warning to all pharmaceutical…
Rank this Week: 636

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Bonzon: Public Participation and Legitimacy in the WTO

    Bonzon: Public Participation and Legitimacy in the WTO
    Yves Bonzon has published Public Participation and Legitimacy in the WTO (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:The legitimacy of the WTO's decision-making process has always been questioned, and many have advocated public…
  • Oct 21

    Workshop: International Law as Behavior

    Workshop: International Law as Behavior
    On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the University of Georgia School of Law and the International Legal Theory Interest Group of the American Society of International Law will convene a book workshop on “International Law as…
  • Oct 21

    New Issue: Ocean Development & International Law

    New Issue: Ocean Development & International Law
    The latest issue of Ocean Development & International Law (Vol. 45, no. 4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Jeffrey J. Smith, Evolving to Conservation?: The International Court's Decision in the Australia/Japan Whaling Case Anastasia…
Rank this Week: 33

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Blue Cross Wrist Slap

    Blue Cross Wrist Slap
    Received this via email:"The ruling confirms last year's judgment by a federal court in Detroit, which found that BCBSM collected millions of dollars in hidden fees over a nearly 20-year period from the  employee health plan for Hi-Lex…
  • Oct 20

    Have Faith (and Insurance)!

    Have Faith (and Insurance)!
    For the past 14 or so years, I've participated in a healing prayer group with some friends. We meet weekly and pray for the health of folks running the gamut from broken limbs to terminal illnesses. The one hard-and-fast rule we have is that…
  • Oct 19

    About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........

    About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........
    If you are among the millions waiting on 2015 plans and wondering about your premium subsidy, worry no more. The folks at About have broken down the process into these simple steps.The premium assistance tax credit is lower of…
Rank this Week: 28

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Oct 21

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire
    When Tim Grittani was sitting in his parents basement starting to trade with his puny $1,500 trading account do you think he had any idea would be a millionaire trader just three years later? I doubt it. Before you have that kind of success…
  • Oct 20

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
  • Oct 20

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit
    Income tax audits are intimidating whether you are being audited personally or as a business owner.There is a right way and a wrong way to handle an audit by a state or federal taxing authority. It is easy to dig a hole for yourself, but…
Rank this Week: 40

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 138

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 21

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection
    How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, the number of patent applications your company filed today is probably…
  • Oct 21

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development
    Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world’s solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a singly hybrid device. These batteries, which could achieve a length of charge…
  • Oct 20

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric
    In viewing Fujitsu’s recently filed patent applications, we saw a multitude of inventions in the field of information processing, whether for the analysis of computing processes or virtualization of computing resources on physical…
Rank this Week: 721

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 202 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
  • Oct 20

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull
    Class action lawsuits can be a great way for consumers to obtain much necessary leverage against potentially overreaching corporations in ways that would have been impossible without this legal vehicle. But they can also resemble mere…
  • Oct 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice
    In Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, LP, Patricia Atalese, contracted with U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. (LSG), for debt-adjustment services. The contract contained an arbitration provision, but the provision did not mention that…
Rank this Week: 178

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 21

    Compliance and Ebola

    Compliance and Ebola
    There is clearly an Ebola scare happening in the United States. It’s a nasty disease and that has attracted widespread media attention. Is there anything your compliance team should do about Ebola? I’ll assume that your firm does…
  • Oct 20

    Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative

    Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative
    Last week, the son and heir-apparent to the president of Equatorial Guinea agreed to give up $34 million in assets as part of a settlement with the U.S. government over corruption claims. This was the latest attack by the Department of…
  • Oct 18

    Weekend Reading: The Skies Belong To U

    Weekend Reading: The Skies Belong To U
    It’s hard to imagine in these days of TSA security, but over a five-year period starting in 1968, hijackers seized commercial jets nearly once a week. Brendan I. Koerner captures this piece of history in The Skies Belong to Us: Love and…
Rank this Week: 760

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Oct 21

    Information Network

    Information Network
    Ken Ahern has posted a new paper, Information Networks: Evidence from Illegal Insider Trading Tips Abstract: This paper exploits a novel hand collected dataset to provide a comprehensive analysis of the demographics and social relationships…
  • Oct 16

    Rural Metro and joint liability

    Rural Metro and joint liability
    VC Laster handed down an opinion on damages in the Rural Metro case. You'll remember in Rural Metro, RBC was found liable for aiding and abetting director violations of their fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the corporation...
  • Oct 15

    AbbVie reconsider

    AbbVie reconsider
    Another high profile inversion deal may be heading towards termination. The AbbVie board is apparently reconsidering whether to continue its inversion deal with Shire now that Treasury has reduced the economic incentives to do the deal.…
Rank this Week: 278

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Cop caught sleeping on the job awarded $1M in ADA lawsuit — what could this employer have done differently?

    Cop caught sleeping on the job awarded $1M in ADA lawsuit — what could this employer have done differently?
    A federal jury awarded nearly $1 million to a former police officer, allegedly fired after sleeping on duty. According to the McPherson Sentinel,  alleged the city violated his civil rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the…
  • Oct 20

    What if…? Internet use as a disability

    What if…? Internet use as a disability
    Last year I reported on the possibility that Internet use could become an ADA-protected disability. Now, we have one of the first documented cases of this phenomenon. From CNN: A man who checked in to the Navy’s Substance Abuse and…
  • Oct 17

    WIRTW #341 (the “impeachment by blog” edition)

    WIRTW #341 (the “impeachment by blog” edition)
    I’ve been blogging for more than seven years, and I’ve never had opposing counsel try to impeach one of my clients with something I’ve written on this site. Overlawyered brings us a story from Abnormal Use of an…
Rank this Week: 868

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Oct 21

    Consequences of Failing to Report & Respond to Work Injurie

    Consequences of Failing to Report & Respond to Work Injurie
    Over the years, state and federal governments have enacted a number of safety regulations in workers’ compensation programs to provide for a safe working environment.  Even for the best employers following workplace safety…
  • Oct 21

    OSHA Dialogue on Hazardous Work Chemical Exposure

    OSHA Dialogue on Hazardous Work Chemical Exposure
    Workplace exposure to hazardous chemicals is something no employer can take for granted.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced it is launching a national…
  • Oct 20

    WC Cost Reduction Webinar Garners Unprecedented Participation

    WC Cost Reduction Webinar Garners Unprecedented Participation
    Lowering Workers’ Comp Costs – Best Practices webinar attracted over 750 industry professionals, including employers, risk managers, safety directors, brokers, consultants, or producers involved in claims management, specific…
Rank this Week: 514

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 21, 2014:Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend Negative online reviews led to threats of legal action from targeted…
  • Oct 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, October 20, 2014:Magnotta trial hears testimony from Karla Homolka’s sister, who says convicted felon now living in QuebecMarriage equality legal in Alaska after…
  • Oct 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 17, 2014:Why lawyers will love the iPad Air 2105-year-old Belgian woman becomes oldest person to die by euthanasia  Minnesota man sentenced to 178 days in…
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • Oct 21

    Key Privacy Issues in M&A Transaction

    Key Privacy Issues in M&A Transaction
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Paul A. Chandler, Counsel at Mayer Brown LLP, and is based on a Mayer Brown Legal Update by Mr. Chandler and Lei Shen. Many merger and acquisition (“M&A”) agreements lack…
  • Oct 21

    The Institutional Framework for Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Regulation

    The Institutional Framework for Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Regulation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Robert Bartlett, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law. Four years after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the use of…
  • Oct 20

    Corporate Governance and the Creation of the SEC

    Corporate Governance and the Creation of the SEC
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Arevik Avedian of Harvard Law School; Henrik Cronqvist, Professor of Finance from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); and Marc Weidenmier, Professor of Economics at Claremont…
Rank this Week: 77

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered

    BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered
    In June, 2011, a BC rancher shot and killed her neighbour's dog.  She was later charged under Section 445(1) of the Criminal Code.  At trial, the rancher claimed the dog had attacked her cattle and relied upon Section 11.1(2) of…
  • Oct 20

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal
    In September, 2013, I wrote about a case involving the post-purchase discovery of an underground waterline on a farm.  The purchaser of a 97-acre hobby farm did not know that the vendor, who retained a three-acre parcel next to the farm…
  • Oct 15

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned
    The drawing above shows three adjacent residential properties in Toronto (in blue, pink and yellow) along with a right-of-way that is shared by the three properties (in green).  The street adjacent to the three properties runs down the…
Rank this Week: 988

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 735

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Asbestos likely more widespread than previously thought

    Asbestos likely more widespread than previously thought
    Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are in locations not previously considered to…
  • Oct 21

    Ladies of Charity

    Ladies of Charity
    Kim BoboTodays post is shared from http://wisworkcompexperts.com/Mary Domer heads the local chapter of the Ladies of Charity and just chaired the national conference held in Milwaukee.  She recruited Kim Bobo, Director of Interfaith…
  • Oct 21

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website
    Today post authored by Emily Wray Stander is shared from http://workerscompensationwatch.com/A new mobile website for truckerlawyers.com has gone live, said Rod Rehm, owner of truckerlawyers.com and Rehm, Bennett & Moore law firm.It can…
Rank this Week: 248

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 691

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    LPC – PLR assessment guideline

    LPC – PLR assessment guideline
    As you may already know library staff are restricted in the help they can give you during the PLR assessment period.  The guidance below sets out what we can and can’t advise on during PLR. We can advise on: a)   …
  • Oct 19

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’
        Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep ATTENTION LPC STUDENTS Lexis are running the ‘Secret Advantage’ programme again. They have mapped LexisPSL content to the complete syllabuses for the…
  • Oct 19

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz
      Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep Dear students, This year LexisNexis at Guildford are running a Halloween Quiz, the FIRST PRIZE is a KINDLE EREADER!! To enter please pop into one of the Lexis drop in…
Rank this Week: 425

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Non-Traded REITs Sales Grow As Shown in Second Quarter 2014 Ranking

    Non-Traded REITs Sales Grow As Shown in Second Quarter 2014 Ranking
    Since the financial crisis the non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) market has been a financial boon for the brokerage industry. A REIT is a security that invests typically in real estate related assets. Generally, REITs can be…
  • Oct 20

    Top 10 Signs of Investment Fraud

    Top 10 Signs of Investment Fraud
    Every year dozens of investors contact our firm seeking to recover losses due to sham or bogus investments. Only a fraction of those defrauded people were fortunate enough to working with a licensed broker who wasn’t being properly…
  • Oct 17

    FINRA Sanctions Huntleigh Securities Concerning Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice

    FINRA Sanctions Huntleigh Securities Concerning Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has sanctioned brokerage firm Huntleigh Securities Corporation (Huntleigh) concerning allegations that the firm failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system regarding the sale of…
Rank this Week: 910

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 21

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “What is dark within me, illumine.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Milton, as we’ve seen in preceding two parts, is a town where time…
  • Oct 20

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] “We know no time when we were not as now.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, the Town of Milton is currently grappling with the…
  • Oct 17

    Milton’s paradise lost?: Part 1, A suburb of Boston

    Milton’s paradise lost?: Part 1, A suburb of Boston
    By: David A. Smith “What think’st thou then of mee, and this my State, Seem I to thee sufficiently possest Of happiness, or not?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Judging by their words as reported in a recent Boston Globe…
Rank this Week: 732