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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)
    Don't text and drive.It's good counsel.  For a plethora of reasons.  For one, you don't want to kill (or even harm) anyone as a result of your distracted driving.  Which definitely exists.Here's another reason:  Even if…
  • Feb 22

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)
    These sentences from today's opinion neatly encapsulate why Property was the least favorite of my first-year classes in law school:  (Though I like the way Justice Rushing puts them, as well as the snide asides about the quality of…
  • Feb 21

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)
    It's a sign of bad things if you have a car parked on your front lawn.  Driveway:  Fine.  Carport or garage:  Perfect.  But front lawn:  No.  Not classy.It's even worse if this vehicle (1) has been on the…
Rank this Week: 520

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 15

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence
    Jennifer A. Crissman, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group             The name “Responsible Individuals List” may sound like an accolade to parents; however, this is a…
Rank this Week: 90

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Investopedia defines a “Ponzi scheme” as a “fraudulent investment scam” that promises high rates of return. The scheme is built on the premise that the investments of original investors can be used to generate new…
  • Feb 20

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity
    Sentencing disparity in child pornography cases is an infectious virus undermining the integrity of the federal judiciary. We discussed this problem as far back as 2010. The problem has gotten worse.   This horrific federal sentencing…
  • Feb 19

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud
    President Donald Trump has at every opportunity falsely stated that anywhere from three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. Neither he nor anyone else in his administration has provided the public, any…
Rank this Week: 43

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Feb 23

    Extracting lies, with a little help from your mother

    Extracting lies, with a little help from your mother
    Craig Gray, a truly brilliant Renaissance man (and Grand Rapids’ own Krav Maga master), posted an effective tip from his PeaceWalker Program. “The Lie Detector” was inspired by the look given by a mother, and you too can use…
  • Feb 10

    Love stories: bold, sweet, hopeful, lifelong . . .

    Love stories: bold, sweet, hopeful, lifelong . . .
    CNN Living offers up “A sweet assortment of love stories” to get us in the mood for Valentine’s Day! They asked people to leave voicemails telling their love stories and then created a multimedia page for us to share…
  • Feb 9

    Harsh parenting: bad grades, riskier behavior

    Harsh parenting: bad grades, riskier behavior
    CNN Parents highlights the dangers of harsh parenting: over-reliance on peers, more sexual activity, more delinquency. The study published in the journal Child Development was led by Rochelle Hentges, a postdoctoral psychology fellow at the…
Rank this Week: 616

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the…
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
Rank this Week: 3

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation

    Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation
    Albert Burneko commented on a plagiarism issue at SB Nation, in which an "unpaid" provider to SB Nation copied text from somewhere else. See if you can follow the logic, here, such as it is. This happened on one of the hundreds of websites…
  • Feb 22

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce
    In SecureAxcess v. PNC, Judge Plager begins the majority decision:This is a patent case—the issue turns on what is acovered business method patent. Appellant Secure Axcess,LLC (“Secure Axcess”) challenges a Final…
  • Feb 22

    Seminar on “Invention Analysis and Claiming” for Chicago, DC area, New York

    Seminar on “Invention Analysis and Claiming” for Chicago, DC area, New York
    Ron Slusky is presenting a two-day “Invention Analysis and Claiming” seminar at the dates and places indicated:Chicago, March 13-14Arlington, March 22-23New York, April 3-4Complete information is available at…
Rank this Week: 694

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement

    Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement
    Liability for copyright infringement can result when one downloads protected software without the copyright owner’s authorization.  The Ninth Circuit was recently tasked with exploring the scope and reach of copyright protection in…
  • Feb 16

    Divided Infringement – Expanding Patent Infringement Liability

    Divided Infringement – Expanding Patent Infringement Liability
    By Audrey Millemann In 2015, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals cast the net of patent infringement liability even more broadly, to cover direct infringement by “divided” (or “joint”) infringement.  Akamai…
  • Feb 9

    Northern District of California Revises Local Patent Rule

    Northern District of California Revises Local Patent Rule
    On January 17, 2017, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued revisions to its Local Patent Rules requiring early disclosure of damages-related discovery and contentions. The revised rules are effective…
Rank this Week: 299

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Feb 23

    Time and Time Again

    Time and Time Again
    Authored by Sheryl Skibbe On Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Justice Department’s additional unopposed request for a 60-day extension to figure out its position on the new FLSA overtime…
  • Feb 17

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23
    Co-authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tiffany Tran, and Julie Yap Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments and oral testimony to the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules regarding needed reform and guidance to Rule 23,…
  • Feb 15

    Puzder Bows Out, While the DOL (and its New OT Rule) Wait

    Puzder Bows Out, While the DOL (and its New OT Rule) Wait
    Authored by Emily Barker President Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew F. Puzder, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Support for Puzder had eroded quickly over the last week. To secure his appointment, Puzder needed at…
Rank this Week: 119

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Thanks Nada and Andrew

    Thanks Nada and Andrew
    Just wanted to thank our recent guest bloggers, Andrew Vierra and Nada Gligorov, for enriching this space!
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
Rank this Week: 797

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Five Strategies to Improve Parent-Child Communication

    Five Strategies to Improve Parent-Child Communication
    Language English Five Strategies to Improve Parent-Child CommunicationThu, 02/23/2017 - 17:32 Healthy communication rests at the heart of a healthy relationship. This applies in particular to relationships between parents and children. A…
  • Feb 21

    Checklist for Protecting Your Money in Divorce

    Checklist for Protecting Your Money in Divorce
    Language English Checklist for Protecting Your Money in DivorceTue, 02/21/2017 - 17:33 When thinking about a divorce, money and splitting assets often comes to mind. Each party wants to protect their own financial well-being and the…
  • Feb 16

    Tips for Handling Parenting Time Transition

    Tips for Handling Parenting Time Transition
    Language English Tips for Handling Parenting Time TransitionsThu, 02/16/2017 - 17:59 When shared parenting plans call for the kids to split their time living with each parent, it can be hard for the whole family to adapt to this change. It…
Rank this Week: 62

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Who Controls Robert Capa's D-Day Photos?

    Who Controls Robert Capa's D-Day Photos?
    I have a film of D Day that I had copyrighted last year. My project with this film is to add some photographs that first appeared in LIFE magazine on June 19, 1944. They were taken by employee/contractor Robert Capa. These same photographs…
  • Feb 15

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?
    Alternative fact:Tim Conway is Kellyanne Conway's fatherDear Rich: You have written that, "[F]acts are not protected [under copyright law] even if the author spends considerable time and effort discovering things that were…
  • Feb 6

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?
    Dear Rich: I work as the Permissions Coordinator for my company, and we have received many agreements for use of excerpts and articles in various publications over the past few years. Now we are trying to ascertain if we are legally permitted…
Rank this Week: 936

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    March/April 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    March/April 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The March/April 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online. It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Among the feature articles are: Teaching Legal Research To Today's Digital Natives Educating…
  • Feb 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Adult Ciminal Court

    Statistics Canada Article on Adult Ciminal Court
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a new article entitled Adult criminal court statistics in Canada, 2014/2015: ""This Juristat article presents information on the characteristics of criminal court cases involving adults…
  • Feb 22

    Policy Options Article on Faulty Logic of Sexual Assault Trial

    Policy Options Article on Faulty Logic of Sexual Assault Trial
    Policy Options, the online journal produced by the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, has just published an article entitled Tracking the faulty logic of sexual assault trials: "We’re mining Canadian court…
Rank this Week: 505

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Feb 23

    International Polar Bear Day

    International Polar Bear Day
    February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. You may commemorate the day by turning down your thermostat, visiting the live cam at the website of polar bear international (www.polarbearinternational.org), or viewing the display of new books…
  • Feb 20

    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale

    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale
    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale March 4, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM 17 Hillhouse Avenue, TEAL Classroom  More information: http://researchdata.yale.edu/datarescuenhv Register for DataRescueNHV: http://tinyurl.com/datarescuenhv
  • Feb 10

    Book Talk: Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matche

    Book Talk: Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matche
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and Yale Law Women for a discussion with Marcia A. Zug ’04 about her new book, Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches. Commentary will be provided by Ian Ayres ’86.…
Rank this Week: 109

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Feb 23

    Political Discussions in the Workplace

    Political Discussions in the Workplace
    Even though the 2016 Presidential election is almost four months in the rear view mirror, controversy continues, with the news each day describing what looks like a three ring circus in Washington D.C.  Pundits have opined that our…
  • Feb 21

    Are You Ready for Upcoming Negotiations? – Know Your Contract Cost

    Are You Ready for Upcoming Negotiations? – Know Your Contract Cost
    It’s that time of the year when we begin to negotiate labor agreements set to end on June 30th.  Have you started your preparations for the negotiating process? One critical step in labor negotiations is costing your existing MOU.…
  • Feb 14

    Are They Ever Coming Back? – Taking a Proactive Approach to Leave Management and Employees who are on Long-Term Leaves of Absence

    Are They Ever Coming Back? – Taking a Proactive Approach to Leave Management and Employees who are on Long-Term Leaves of Absence
    This post was authored by Michael Youril. Leaves of absences are one of the most complex and frustrating areas of personnel management that public agency employers face.  There are several complex, overlapping, and intersecting laws to…
Rank this Week: 115

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 341

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 23

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Section 1731 UM/UIM Rejection Form

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Section 1731 UM/UIM Rejection Form
    In its recent decision in the case of Ford v. American States Ins. Co., No. 1800 WDA 2014 (Pa. Feb. 22, 2017)(Maj. Op. by Baer, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed the the validity of a Section 1731 uninsured and underinsured…
  • Feb 21

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven
    In the case of Stapas v. Giant Eagle, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 303 (Pa. Super. Dec. 23, 2016 Stabile, J. Bowes, J. Musmanno, J.) (Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed, in part, the trial court’s denial of…
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
Rank this Week: 76

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 262

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments Fined $3.4 Million

    Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments Fined $3.4 Million
    Financial Advisor Gopi Vungarala sells $190 million in non-traded REITs and BDCs to Native American Tribe According to FINRA, Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments will pay close to $3.4 million in restitution to a Native American tribe. The…
  • Feb 22

    AARP Reports Common Traits of Investment Fraud Target

    AARP Reports Common Traits of Investment Fraud Target
    AARP Fraud Watch Network Campaign Survey Identifies Investment Fraud Targets According to a recent AARP survey, investment fraud targets typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments. They also tend to…
  • Feb 21

    FINRA Awards $9 Million to Puerto Rican Municipal Bond Investor

    FINRA Awards $9 Million to Puerto Rican Municipal Bond Investor
    Concerned about investment losses in Puerto Rican municipal bonds? Have you suffered losses investing in Puerto Rican municipal bonds? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA arbitration claim…
Rank this Week: 85

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 11

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 23

    10 Tips for Lawyers Taking on Risk

    10 Tips for Lawyers Taking on Risk
    Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, give his perspective on what lawyers should consider when taking on risk: “Recent geopolitical developments have made our world increasingly unpredictable. More than…
  • Feb 22

    Working From Home Causes More Stre

    Working From Home Causes More Stre
    A recent study finds that working from home causes more stress – but does it carve out “working from home” in finger quotes which many find much more enjoyable? “You’d think that working from home... The post…
  • Feb 20

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary
    Salary discussions are uncomfortable for many – in-house counsel included.  Before you start negotiating a salary, read on for tips from the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation: “You’re 96% sure that you’re…
Rank this Week: 28

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 23

    RIP, SHA-1

    RIP, SHA-1
    Today’s cryptography news is that researchers have discovered a collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. Though long-expected, this is a notable milestone in the evolution of crypto standards. Kudos to Marc Stevens, Elie…
  • Feb 20

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?
    Karen Levy has an interesting new article critiquing blockchain-based “smart contracts.”  The first part of her title, “Book-Smart, not Street-Smart,” sums up her point. Here’s a snippet: Though smart…
  • Feb 18

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing
    The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on industrial, enterprise, and home networks brings with it unprecedented risk. The potential magnitude of this risk was made concrete in October 2016, when insecure…
Rank this Week: 783

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    What is Nominal Alimony?

    What is Nominal Alimony?
    With many divorce cases also comes the notion of alimony. There are a number of different types of alimony in Florida, varying from permanent to rehabilitative. In some instances judges will award a party with “nominal…
  • Feb 20

    Child Testimony and Litigation

    Child Testimony and Litigation
    Generally, children will not be called to testify as to matters in a family law case. Many parents have difficulty understanding why their child will not be called on to express their wishes, concerns, or input regarding the situation that…
  • Feb 10

    I Just Had A Second Baby, Can I Modify My Child Support Obligation Downward?

    I Just Had A Second Baby, Can I Modify My Child Support Obligation Downward?
    The Florida Statute governing child support is 61.30. This statute covers in great depth the child support laws in Florida. The statute covers the base level of financial support for each child support obligation based on the household income…
Rank this Week: 637

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    An “agrihood” in Detroit (an exemplum of the agroecological utopian praxis of ‘democratization from below’)

    An “agrihood” in Detroit (an exemplum of the agroecological utopian praxis of ‘democratization from below’)
    A FB friend shared this encouraging news item on inhabitatfrom last year about the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative: “America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free:”“When you think of…
  • Feb 17

    “Can you please pass the soy creamer?”

    “Can you please pass the soy creamer?”
    Among the definitions for “milk” in The New Shorter Oxford Dictionary (Clarendon Press, 1993) we find: “A milky juice [like many lexical definitions, circular in construction] or latex secreted by certain plants, e.g.…
  • Feb 15

    Who will harvest the crops?

    Who will harvest the crops?
    Migrant farmworkers harvest strawberries near Oxnard, California. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty ImagesTwo recent pieces discuss the probable agricultural effects of Trump’s proposed immigration and trade…
Rank this Week: 496

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 967

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: 19

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Feb 23

    EB-2 vs EB-3 | Requirements, Processing Time and Priority Date

    EB-2 vs EB-3 | Requirements, Processing Time and Priority Date
     EB-2 and EB-3 are two types of “Employment-Based” green card categories. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants these visas to foreign nationals depending on their degrees, professional skills,…
  • Feb 21

    Can an H1B Holder Start A Business?

    Can an H1B Holder Start A Business?
    Because the H-1B visa is in such high demand due to its versatility and dual intent, the USCIS has placed strict rules concerning the nature of a visa applicant’s work. While it’s common knowledge that a foreign professional needs…
  • Feb 16

    H1B Visa Request for Evidence (RFE) | SGM Law Group Success Story

    H1B Visa Request for Evidence (RFE) | SGM Law Group Success Story
    Two weeks. That was how much time one consulting company had left when they came to us with a very puzzling H-1B request for evidence concerning one of their employees. In the world of immigration law, two weeks is hardly … Continue…
Rank this Week: 120

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 23

    3 Count: Screener Door

    3 Count: Screener Door
    Warner Bros. settles lawsuit over leaked Oscar screeners, Kim Dotcom vows to sue the New Zealand government and Hamilton creators settle merch lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Screener Door appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Feb 22

    3 Count: Making Argument

    3 Count: Making Argument
    Web host Steadfast wins dismissal of lawsuit against them, Vimeo asks Supreme Court to not hear appeal and Copyright Alliance backs Oracle vs. Google. The post 3 Count: Making Arguments appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Feb 21

    Who Holds the Copyright to an Essay Mill Paper?

    Who Holds the Copyright to an Essay Mill Paper?
    When students buy papers off of essay mill sites, they are paying for an easy grade. However, are they also getting the copyright to the work? The post Who Holds the Copyright to an Essay Mill Paper? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 148

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    The online radicalisation of young men

    The online radicalisation of young men
    “THE CRUSADE IS COMING! RACE WAR WHITES AGAINST MUSLIMS” This message was not shouted during a UKIP meeting, a Le Pen rally, or an English Defence League demonstration. I did not read it in Breitbart News, or Infowars. I did not…
  • Feb 1

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data
    EFF has publicised a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which details a new policy by US border police in which agents ask Muslim Americans returning home for travels abroad for social media handles, but also going as…
  • Jan 23

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger
    [SPOILERS] After languishing for more than a year in my “to read” pile, I finally got around to reading The Circle by David Eggers. This is an important, yet flawed book, and while I loved many of the concepts and loathed the…
Rank this Week: 786

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)
     How to Buy a Used Car  TOP ELEVEN TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CARWith a big tip of the hat to our good friend, Rosemary Shahan, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, CARS, has a great guide on how to buy a used car, with some…
  • Nov 11

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know
    Every Veterans Day we pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article we wrote several years ago, a thankful tribute to all the veterans who have served over the generations. The true…
  • May 26

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day
    Every Memorial Day we pause to remember and thank those who gave their all so that all of us could have the life we have in this country. We also pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this Memorial day by…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime
    This blog focuses on the criminal-justice system itself and Grits spends little time on other, related areas of government whose failures contribute to crime and hopelessness. There are those who think the ultimate solution to criminality is…
  • Feb 22

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)
    Nice to see that Texas' compensation statute for exonerees remains an aspirational standard for other states. The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill setting compensation levels at $80,000 per year, following Texas' example. A newspaper…
  • Feb 21

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost
    Let's delve further into the Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report prepared biennially by the Legislative Budget Board, in particular on the topic of "Estimated net costs of technical revocations from community supervision and…
Rank this Week: 22

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Feb 23

    South Carolina Supreme Court Provides Guidance On Reserving Right

    South Carolina Supreme Court Provides Guidance On Reserving Right
    Today, we here at Abnormal Use take a brief hiatus from the realm of product liability todiscuss a recent decision from the South Carolina Supreme Court which will significantly impact insurers doing business in the state. The case,…
  • Feb 22

    New Suit Alleges Popeyes Served Up Flesh Eating Screwworm

    New Suit Alleges Popeyes Served Up Flesh Eating Screwworm
    According to a report from the NY Daily News, Texas woman Karen Goode has filed suit against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, alleging that the fast food chain served her a helping of flesh-eating worms. Specifically, Goode alleges that some rice…
  • Feb 17

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    The Slicing Eyeballs music blog has triumphantly returned! Matt Sebastian, its author, has decided to resurrect his famed music website. We here at Abnormal Use were longtime fans, and we’re happy to see the site back in the music…
Rank this Week: 231

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Feb 23

    New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Waiver Program--Important Meeting

    New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Waiver Program--Important Meeting
    The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is continuing its efforts to transition participants in the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program into managed care and the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program. The Health…
  • Feb 16

    CTE Found in Brains of Retired Soccer Player

    CTE Found in Brains of Retired Soccer Player
    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has been found for the first time in the brains of retired soccer players in a new study published in the Feb 14th edition of the journal Acta Neuropathologica. Researchers examined the brains of six…
  • Feb 14

    Be careful driving following a concussion

    Be careful driving following a concussion
    Driving may be dangerous following a concussion, even after an individual’s symptoms improve or they think they have recovered, researchers report in an article published on line in the Journal of Neurotrauma. "Despite being…
Rank this Week: 9

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 725

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Covers North Carolina personal injury news.

http://www.lawyernc.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

    Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident
    There are tens of thousands of collisions every year in North Carolina. In 2015, there were 119,173 vehicle accidents, with 123,589 people injured and 1,380 deaths. The number of accidents in North Carolina has unfortunately been increasing…
  • Feb 21

    Attorney Ben Cochran Listed as 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyer

    Attorney Ben Cochran Listed as 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyer
    Hardison & Cochran is pleased to announce that our managing partner Benjamin T. Cochran has been named as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyer. This is the third year in a row and eighth time overall that Mr. Cochran has… The post…
  • Feb 17

    Don’t Forget to Ask Your Insurance Company These Important Questions After a Car Accident

    Don’t Forget to Ask Your Insurance Company These Important Questions After a Car Accident
    If you are in a car accident for the first time, you may have a lot of questions about what your insurance pays for, how insurance adjusters evaluate damage and whether or not your premiums will go up. If you… The post Don’t…
Rank this Week: 40

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 23

    George Will on the Looming Pension Crisi

    George Will on the Looming Pension Crisi
    Conservative columnist George Will wrote this article about America’s looming pension crisis. From the article: Nowadays, America’s most persistent public dishonesties are the wildly optimistic, but politically convenient,…
  • Feb 22

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver
    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on the ‘epidemic issue’ of drivers distracted by their smartphones. In response, auto insurers are raising rates for everyone. And its not just texting. Insurer surveys show that in 2015,…
  • Feb 20

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial
    What better way to observe Presidents’ Day than a report on a jury verdict in a recent sexual harassment trial? The trial was week before last in Gulfport in the case of Canaski v. Mid-Mississippi Properties. Here is the salacious…
Rank this Week: 55

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

Covers health law and nursing law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    Whistleblower Agrees To Split Fees In $785M Pfizer FCA Deal

    Whistleblower Agrees To Split Fees In $785M Pfizer FCA Deal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 29, 2016, Dr. William LaCorte, M.D., a whistleblowing physician in Metairie, Louisiana, helped win a $785 million False Claims Act…
  • Feb 19

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 15, 2016, Forest Laboratories agreed to pay $38 million to resolve a whistle blower’s False Claims Act (FCA) suit involving…
  • Feb 12

    South Florida Hospital Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle FCA Claim

    South Florida Hospital Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle FCA Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 7, 2016, a Miami-area hospital will pay the federal government about $12 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False…
Rank this Week: 52

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Motorcycle Crash On Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue

    Motorcycle Crash On Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue
    There was a motorcycle accident Tuesday night (February 21, 2017) on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. According to Chicago Police, the crash happened shortly before 11:00 p.m., and involved a motorcycle “running a red light”…
  • Feb 21

    Motorcycle Crash In New Lenox

    Motorcycle Crash In New Lenox
    Riding a motorcycle after drinking alcohol – or otherwise being impaired, such as being on drugs – continues to be a leading cause of motorcycle accidents.  This has been seen in many national and Illinois motorcycle…
  • Feb 20

    Fatal Car-Motorcycle Collision In Glendale Height

    Fatal Car-Motorcycle Collision In Glendale Height
    There was a fatal motorcycle crash Monday morning (February 20, 2017) in Glendale Heights.  The crash involved a collision between a motorcycle and car. Details on the crash are somewhat limited.  The cause of the crash remains…
Rank this Week: 153

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 206

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 564

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 235

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    A California Estate Tax?

    A California Estate Tax?
    There is a federal estate tax, for now. The current president and both houses of Congress have indicated a desire to repeal the federal estate tax. Although the details of such a repeal have not been clearly defined. In response, CA state…
  • Feb 9

    Probate Code § 850 Petition

    Probate Code § 850 Petition
    1969 Shelby GT350The probate code permits an interested party to seek a judicial determination, i.e. an order, that property is owned by the decedent's estate or that the decedent's estate owns property that is really the property of another.…
  • Jan 26

    Allocating Attorney Fees in Trust Litigation

    Allocating Attorney Fees in Trust Litigation
    A beneficiary's share of the trust is like a pie. Just trust me on this. Actions have consequences. In the trust litigation context, a beneficiary is not able to file any action he or she wants with absolute immunity. "[W]hen a trust…
Rank this Week: 167

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 859

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
  • Jan 10

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM
      10 January 2017 I have often mentioned how much I enjoy working with all my friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry.  I am also fortunate to work with the talented, committed group of lawyers who comprise Global…
Rank this Week: 682

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    The Sequential Evaluation Proce

    The Sequential Evaluation Proce
    We get a lot of callers asking “How do I qualify for Social Security?”  Great question! All applicants must go through the sequential evaluation process and  I’m going to talk about what that is in this post. The…
  • Jun 29

    Legal Help

    Legal Help
    I get quite a few questions on this blog and on the phone which start with, “I already have an attorney . . ” Which begs the question – Why don’t people feel comfortable asking their attorneys questions? Are they…
  • Feb 10

    Future Medical Care- Longshore

    Future Medical Care- Longshore
    If you have a Longshore* claim, and have not settled future medical care with an 8(i) agreement – then you have lifetime medical coverage for conditions related to your injury. That sounds great – but I like to tell my clients…
Rank this Week: 885