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Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 29

    New Brunswick Legislative Assembly Convenes One-Day Special Session

    New Brunswick Legislative Assembly Convenes One-Day Special Session
    The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick convened July 29, 2014, for a one day special session to address pension changes Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 29

    Wyoming Group Sues To Remove Aggregate Contribution Limit

    Wyoming Group Sues To Remove Aggregate Contribution Limit
    A libertarian group has filed a lawsuit in federal court to remove the state’s aggregate limit on political contributions. The Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 28

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Bombshell: Ethics office alleges illegal lobbying” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Lobbying business in state of upheaval” Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 352

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 581

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 29

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year
    According to IBISWorld, the Expert Witness Consulting industry has shown a strong recovery from the recession with a 6.8% annual growth from 2009 to 2014, amounting to an annual revenue of $390 million. Although the industry was growing prior…
  • Jul 17

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable
    A growing number of cases around the world have used WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, as evidence in court. In 2011, a Canary Islands court “ratified a sentence for libel based in part on a WhatsApp conversation”. In 2013, four…
  • Jul 3

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July
    Happy Fourth of July from the Courtroom Insight Team! We wish everyone a great weekend with family and friends.Filed under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 682

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 29

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 1, Inventing the future

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 1, Inventing the future
    By: David A. Smith I dream of financial structures that never were, and hey … let’s underwrite ‘em When I was nineteen, and working as a bellhop at the Newagen Inn (which at the time was a spend-two-weeks .. sojourn), I…
  • Jul 28

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk
    [Continued from last week's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith When you’ve got enough to take care of yourself, more claim checks don’t do you any good. But they can do a lot of good for all kinds of other people. – Warren Buffett…
  • Jul 25

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?
    By: David A. Smith Money is a claim check on other people’s products and services. – Warren Buffett Once a month, Mrs. Guggenheim sends the bank the same amount of money.  Darling, if you have to ask the price, you…
Rank this Week: 883

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jul 29

    Abuse, Violence, and Wrongful Death in High-End Rehab Facilitie

    Abuse, Violence, and Wrongful Death in High-End Rehab Facilitie
    When we hear about high-end drug rehabilitation facilities, many of us assume that paying high prices for treatment means a higher quality of care.  However, even the most expensive, high-end facilities can pose dangers for our loved…
  • Jul 25

    Do Product Recalls Prevent Consumer Injury?

    Do Product Recalls Prevent Consumer Injury?
    Consumers May Be ‘Numb’ to Product Recalls, Says Bloomberg Do product recalls actually affect sales, or have many California residents become “numb” to news about defective products that may cause harm?  According…
  • Jul 17

    Female Athletes, High School Athletes, and Brain Injury Severity

    Female Athletes, High School Athletes, and Brain Injury Severity
    Are certain athletes at greater risk of a debilitating brain injury than others?  According to an article in Women’s Health, female and younger athletes may “take longer to recover from concussions.”  The article…
Rank this Week: 535

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 915

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
Rank this Week: 743

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 718

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jul 29

    Sale of Blue Ridge Investments and Argyle Securities by Vincent Christopher or Thomas Gilleland

    Sale of Blue Ridge Investments and Argyle Securities by Vincent Christopher or Thomas Gilleland
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating customer complaints related to the sale of interests in Blue Ridge Securities and Argyle Energy by Source Capital Group brokers, Vincent Christopher and Thomas Gilleland.   Vincent Christopher and…
  • Jul 28

    Churning Complaints Against Former Newport Coast Broker

    Churning Complaints Against Former Newport Coast Broker
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating customer complaints of churning against Newport Coast Securities, Inc. as well as brokers Douglas Leone, Marc Arena, Tyler Luckey, Andre LaBarbera, David Levy, Antonio Costanzo and Donald Bartelt. …
  • Jul 28

    Recover Losses in Motricity, Inc.

    Recover Losses in Motricity, Inc.
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims against First Allied Securities Inc. related to its solicitation of an investment in a company named Motricity, Inc. (“Motricity”).  Motricity was founded in 2004 and its headquarters…
Rank this Week: 949

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 479

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....
    Someone recently asked this question and I will paraphase it: "If a vocational expert at a hearing cites the existence of jobs that a person might be suited for but also states that they lack the ability to perform those jobs, is that a…
  • Jul 8

    Members of Congress seek to make Social Security Disability an adversarial program

    Members of Congress seek to make Social Security Disability an adversarial program
    This video was posted by Disability Attorney Jonathan Ginsberg. As he states, it is fairly difficult to watch this Social Security administrative law judge--who is obviously very nervous--being grilled by South Carolina’s 4th District…
  • Jun 10

    Social Security Disability out of money by 2016

    Social Security Disability out of money by 2016
    The Social Security Disability fund is due to be exhausted by 2016. If something isn't done, meaning something isn't done by Congress, it may mean a 21 percent cut in benefits for beneficiaries. This has a double whammy effect. It makes…
Rank this Week: 675

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 29

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2. In Part 1 of the Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do's, we explained the first three rules of estate planning marketing. Today, we'll dive into rules four, five and six of the top ten…
  • Jul 28

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 1

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 1
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 1. Every practice in every market is unique. The details change, but the fundamentals of successful marketing and practice development are the same. Get these right, and you’re well on…
  • Jul 24

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Paul Tierney

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Paul Tierney
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Paul Tierney from Quincy, MA. Paul has been a dedicated client with us for quite a while, and he reaps the benefits of a long-standing marketing relationship.
Rank this Week: 504

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jul 29

    Melting Pot (Part 2 of 4): Prenuptial Agreement Voided Applying the Laws of Spain and the Dominican Republic

    Melting Pot (Part 2 of 4): Prenuptial Agreement Voided Applying the Laws of Spain and the Dominican Republic
    The second of four decisions this month with an international flavor was also decided by New York County Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer. In M v. M, 2014 N.Y.Misc. Lexis 3201, decided July 3, 2014, Justice Gesmer again voided a marital…
  • Jul 27

    New York: The Divorce Melting Pot (Part 1 of 4)

    New York: The Divorce Melting Pot (Part 1 of 4)
    Among the challenges for the matrimonial bench and bar is the need to become instantly familiar with any type of business and any family situation. Applying the ever-changing New York family law to matters routine and novel is a Herculean…
  • Jul 20

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose
    A parent’s decision to take one step back to later take several steps forward will not prejudice the child while the plan plays out. So held the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its July 2, 2014 decision in Bustamante v.…
Rank this Week: 952

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!
    Huge win for truth, justice, and the American way (not the massive fraud part):The case was tried before a jury, which returned a verdict for Coquina. The district court subsequently denied TD Bank’s renewed motion for judgment as a…
  • Jul 29

    The Blog Police (They Live Inside of My Head)!

    The Blog Police (They Live Inside of My Head)!
    What is with all these South Florida blogger suits:It seems that Dr. Tobinick does not appreciate public criticism of his claims and practice, and he wants me to remove the post from SBM. In my opinion he is using legal thuggery in an…
  • Jul 28

    Too Many Lawyers -- Should We Cull the Herd?

    Too Many Lawyers -- Should We Cull the Herd?
    Time to ask that question again (school starts soon!):Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year, and this is what he says: “Maybe 10 or 20 when it was someplace I wanted…
Rank this Week: 177

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change - A new 32-page report from the Council of Economic Advisers that examines the economic consequences of delaying action to stem climate change. The report …
  • Jul 28

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan
    EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be …
  • Jul 21

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative
    What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative - This past week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure and launched the Build America …
Rank this Week: 524

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 29

    Before Orientation Start

    Before Orientation Start
    There are only a few weeks left before orientation. Students are understandably anxious about what they can do to “get ready” for law school. One thing for students to think about is to take care of all the things they...
  • Jul 28

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?
    Incoming 1L's are perusing booklists for their first year courses. In these courses, 1L's will set about the task of learning doctrine and learning to "think like lawyers." Should law students also be required to learn grammar? Many…
  • Jul 25

    Top Ten (Last Minute, Wacky, and Alarming) Bar Prep Question

    Top Ten (Last Minute, Wacky, and Alarming) Bar Prep Question
    I have compiled this list for those of you studying for the bar exam and for those of us helping applicants prepare for the bar exam because at this point in bar review, we all need a good laugh! FYI:...
Rank this Week: 791

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Free Equal Justice Works Webinar on Managing Student Debt, July 31, 1 p.m. MDT

    Free Equal Justice Works Webinar on Managing Student Debt, July 31, 1 p.m. MDT
    In March, President Obama’s 2015 budget was released. To the dismay of many, it proposed capping Public Service Loan Forgiveness at $57,500. Now it is Congress’ turn to act.Equal Justice Works July 31 webinar, Drowning in…
  • Jul 28

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help
    by MariLee Allred, On Campus Recruiting Manager, BYU Law Career ServicesIf you are participating in on campus interviews, please keep the following in mind to help you be most triumphant:1) Double check your interview dates, times, and…
  • Jul 21

    Broadening Your Horizon

    Broadening Your Horizon
    Broadening Your Horizons:  Considering a Non-Traditional CareerA nontraditional job search is very similar to a legal job search: you need to decide what you want and then find out what is available. In order to have an effective job…
Rank this Week: 493

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jul 29

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed
    Despite what the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggested in their initial guidance to patent examiners, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank has substantially changed the prosecution landscape for…
  • Jul 28

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro
    Ray Niro is one of the most well-known patent litigators in the country, and the attorney who was famously dubbed “a patent troll” some 14 years ago, marking the first time the term was used. See The Man They Call the…
  • Jul 26

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but there is no universally accepted definition of who is a patent troll. This has lead many to recognize that, by and large, if you are being sued for patent…
Rank this Week: 908

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 201

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jul 29

    Riley and Retroactivity

    Riley and Retroactivity
    Last month the U.S. Supreme Court held that under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officers can’t search a cell phone as a search incident to arrest. Riley v. California, __ U.S. __, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014). For background…
  • Jul 28

    When Are Children Old Enough to Be Left Alone?

    When Are Children Old Enough to Be Left Alone?
    The prosecution of a South Carolina mother who left her 9-year-old child unattended in a park several days in a row while the mother worked her shift at a nearby McDonald’s has been widely covered and roundly criticized.  The…
  • Jul 25

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    For the second week in a row, a death penalty story from the West is the headliner. Arizona executed convicted murderer Joseph Wood on Wednesday afternoon by lethal injection. His death took almost two hours. Some believe that Wood was…
Rank this Week: 617

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 29

    New Concussion Guidelines for Children

    New Concussion Guidelines for Children
    If your child is injured and suffers a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI, often they are told to rest and take it easy for a couple of days. But according to new research, this is nowhere near enough time for…
  • Jul 28

    Brain Injury Study Shows Increased Risk For Dementia

    Brain Injury Study Shows Increased Risk For Dementia
    A new brain injury study published recently in the journal Neurology and conducted by the military found a 60% increase in the risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia among veterans who had suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here is how…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Aims To Limit Patent Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Aims To Limit Patent Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court just decided a patent case this week, Alice Corp. v. CLS International Bank and affirmed the Federal Circuit’s ruling. And that sounds simple enough. But it’s not. Alice Corp. involved an attempt at…
Rank this Week: 433

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Calling Saul

    Calling Saul
    Breaking Bad's spin-off series, Better Call Saul,will have a delayed premiere date, but not because of network questions about its viability. Instead, its creators are taking additional steps to make certain the show maintains production…
  • Jul 26

    His Final Bow

    His Final Bow
    PBS will begin airing the last season's adaptations of Agatha Christie's Poirot novels on July 27. After a quarter of a century, we will say adieu to our old friends Poirot, Hastings, Miss Lemon, and Superintendent Japp. While PBS will…
  • Jul 23

    A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrew

    A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrew
    Archie Andrews, the lovable character familiar to many from the "Archie" comics, meets his end in today's installment of Life With Archie, when he saves the life of his friend Kevin Keller. Kevin is a veteran opposed to gun violence who…
Rank this Week: 164

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    What are my Vacation Rights?

    What are my Vacation Rights?
    With long weekends coming around some employers might decide to substitute vacation day with unpaid day and close the office.  Can you be forced to take vacation day and what are your rights in that case? Whitten and Lublin, Employment…
  • Jul 28

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency
    Most often young graduates will list their names with a recruitment agency in hopes of finding employment opportunities faster than searching on their own. However, time goes by and after a period of unemployment, you decide to search on your…
  • Jul 22

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit
    WSIB coverage may be getting even more expensive, as the Tribunal overseeing Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is now accepting legitimate claims for mental stress in the course of employment.  In a controversial…
Rank this Week: 122

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Jul 29

    NCAA Reaches Preliminary $75 Million Settlement for Concussion-Based Class Action

    NCAA Reaches Preliminary $75 Million Settlement for Concussion-Based Class Action
    Today, the NCAA reached a preliminary $75 million settlement for the various concussion-based class actions that were consolidated in In Re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation.  Under the…
  • Jul 21

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament
    We have previously reported on the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commissions’ review of insurance contracts law (see our blog here). The Insurance Bill (the Bill), introduced to Parliament on 17 July 2014, contains the latest…
  • Jul 18

    Senate Passes new TRIA Bill; Awaits Response from House

    Senate Passes new TRIA Bill; Awaits Response from House
    On July 17, 2014, the Senate passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, extending the original Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”) for an additional seven years.  If the bill is ultimately…
Rank this Week: 263

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
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
  • Jul 26

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.
    The headline credit really belongs to Cypress Hill, but we'll give the Times a h/t. In an Editorial, the paper of record called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana. That's a big deal. As the editorial acknowledges, it isn't…
  • Jul 26

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has sponsored a bill that would substantively limit the federal government's ability to seize private property under civil forfeiture laws. In simple terms, the federal government currently has the right to seize…
Rank this Week: 62

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 29

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering
    Today the White House released its report entitled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. Here are the two takeaway paragraphs: Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that…
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
  • Jul 28

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building
    Two magisterial structures in Cincinnati--the ornate Music Hall and Union Terminal--are the subject of a proposed sales tax to raise money needed to preserve the buildings. The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a series of op-eds today on the issue,…
Rank this Week: 375

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 936

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Jul 29

    Habits of Neuroscience

    Habits of Neuroscience
    I was checking out Scientific American June issue, Good Habits Bad Habits. If you have never read an issue of Scientific American I recommend you do.  The publication is full of emerging ideas.  Such is the article on How Habits are…
  • Jul 22

    Brain Injury Alliance

    Brain Injury Alliance
    Gavin Atwood of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado sent this to me.  Click the link to see more about the event.  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7dfa21f23867b8bf6b806bc36&id=252c2a65ea&e=e7d0d6494d 
  • Jul 22

    Brain Injury Alliance

    Brain Injury Alliance
    Gavin Atwood of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado sent this to me.  Click the link to see more about the event.  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7dfa21f23867b8bf6b806bc36&id=252c2a65ea&e=e7d0d6494d&nbsp……
Rank this Week: 339

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Jul 29

    Confidentiality and Due Proce

    Confidentiality and Due Proce
    Can mediation confidentiality threaten a party's right to due process? A recent case out of the Central District of California, Milhouse v. Travelers, currently on appeal to the Ninth Circuit, held that...
  • Jul 28

    California Maintains Some Restrictions On The Waivers Allowable In Employment Arbitration Agreement

    California Maintains Some Restrictions On The Waivers Allowable In Employment Arbitration Agreement
    This week the Supreme Court of California held that the FAA preempts California’s 2007 Gentry ruling, one that protected employees from nearly all class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
  • Jul 25

    Chaos in Succeeding Generation

    Chaos in Succeeding Generation
    This month, I want to share a story about a family business conflict.  This is not based on any real family business, but is so common, it could be.  Bill, at 70 years, was father, boss, and tribal chief.
Rank this Week: 205

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 29

    Safety Tips When Using Hand Tool

    Safety Tips When Using Hand Tool
    There is nowhere I won’t search to find information for you. These safety tips for working with hand tools are from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. What are some basic tips when using hand…
  • Jul 28

    Confidentiality Agreements in Suit Over Texas Explosion Raise Safety Concern

    Confidentiality Agreements in Suit Over Texas Explosion Raise Safety Concern
    The Dallas Morning News reports that a lawsuit over the 2013 explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, TX contains “secrets” that “could keep valuable health and safety information hidden from the public…
  • Jul 28

    Five Differences between a Brain Injury Lawsuit and Other Injury Lawsuit

    Five Differences between a Brain Injury Lawsuit and Other Injury Lawsuit
    Brain injuries can occur in sports injuries, falls, auto collisions and work accidents. Lawsuits involving brain injuries are more complex than other cases because the injury is much more complicated. Consequences can be both subtle and…
Rank this Week: 541

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 29

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, explains that statistics reveal that most employees “who witness fraud or and…
  • Jul 28

    Full Court Review Requested in KBR Contracting Fraud Case

    Full Court Review Requested in KBR Contracting Fraud Case
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Whistleblower Seeks Release of Documents that Demonstrated Contracting Fraud during the War in Iraq Washington, D.C. July 28, 2014. Today, Mr. Harry Barko, a whistleblower who alleged that defense contractor KBR had…
  • Jul 25

    NWC Issues Action Alert to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law

    NWC Issues Action Alert to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law
    On July 25, 2014, the National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert: Demand that the House Judiciary Committee cancel the hearing on False Claims Act “reform” scheduled for July 30, 2014. If the Committee is…
Rank this Week: 555

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 51

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 237

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 83

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Nevada Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Arrested in Iowa

    Nevada Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Arrested in Iowa
    Alan J. Dornhuber, 64, Las Vegas, Nevada, a fugitive, has been arrested in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on a warrant for various felony theft and fraud charges for his operation of mortgage fraud in Las Vegas. On July 17, the defendant was arrested by…
  • Jul 28

    15 States File Lawsuits Alleging Mortgage Rescue Fraud

    15 States File Lawsuits Alleging Mortgage Rescue Fraud
    15 states filed lawsuits on mortgage scam operations in coordination with the joint federal-state sweep by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. The lawsuits target scam operations that prey on delinquent…
  • Jul 28

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction
    Ronald L. Roberts, 54, Town and Country, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in what he now admits was a loan fraud scheme. According to court…
Rank this Week: 5

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    What China need

    What China need
    I was struck by the following passage in this NYT story: "The victory of the aggressors was a humiliation for the Chinese nation,” Chu Yimin, a People’s Liberation Army general and political commissar, said in an interview published…
  • Jul 28

    Dead and alive: metaphors for (dis)obeying the law in China

    Dead and alive: metaphors for (dis)obeying the law in China
    Here’s an interesting meditation by linguist Victor Mair of the Univ. of Pennsylvania on metaphors for obeying and disobeying the law in China. Don Clarke
  • Jul 15

    Professor Bruce Jacobs on China's historical claims in the South China and East China Sea

    Professor Bruce Jacobs on China's historical claims in the South China and East China Sea
    Anyone interested in this issue will have to read this paper, posted last month on the AEI web site [HTML | pdf]. Prof. Jacobs is skeptical and explains why in detail.
Rank this Week: 645

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    FDA Urges Curbs on Use of Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack

    FDA Urges Curbs on Use of Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack
    NBC Nightly News reported in its broadcast on the dangers of indiscriminate use of aspirin, saying, “Tonight the FDA is warning that a daily dose is not for everyone, and taking aspirin needlessly may actually put them at…
  • Jul 28

    Featured Link — Medicare Information

    Featured Link — Medicare Information
    For those of you about to become eligible for Medicare, or those who just want to learn more about it, the Internet has tons of information for you. The first place to look is the government’s own excellent site, Medicare.gov.…
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Soldier’s Appeal on Murder Conviction Carries Questions About Chantix

    U.S. Soldier’s Appeal on Murder Conviction Carries Questions About Chantix
    Two reports examine what role the stop-smoking drug Chantix may have played in the case of an Army soldier convicted of murdering a fellow soldier in 2008. McClatchy reports that Army Pfc. George D.B. MacDonald “claimed his…
Rank this Week: 672

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 29

    Be Sure to Use Employer's Procedures for Sexual Harassment Investigations Before Bringing Suit

    Be Sure to Use Employer's Procedures for Sexual Harassment Investigations Before Bringing Suit
    If you have been sexually harassed at work, lost your job, and you want to start a lawsuit to enforce your rights under Title VII, it is extremely important for you to show that you used your employer's procedures for dealing with…
  • Jul 28

    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claim

    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claim
    It is fairly well settled that to prevail on a claim of hostile work environment based on gender discrimination, the plaintiff must establish that the abuse was indeed based on his or her gender. However, facially neutral incidents may…
  • Jul 24

    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employee

    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employee
    Until now, interns in New York were not considered employees, and thus were not entitled to the protection of New York law regarding sexual harassment and discrimination. That loophole is no more. But on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo…
Rank this Week: 690

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect
    Derek Jinks (Univ. of Texas - Law), Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto (Univ. of Manchester - Law), & Solon Solomon (King's College London - Law) have published Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies -…
  • Jul 29

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 364 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 364Giorgio Gaja, The Protection of General Interests in the International Community. General Course on Public…
  • Jul 29

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation
    The International Community Law Review has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on the World Trade Organization. Here's the call: Call for Submissions: The World Trade OrganisationThe editors of the International Community Law…
Rank this Week: 28

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Jul 29

    Pradaxa Side Effects Prompt Class Action

    Pradaxa Side Effects Prompt Class Action
    Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit in Canada Alleges Pradaxa Side Effects Not Disclosed A class action lawsuit filed in the British Columbia supreme court alleges that the potential for serious Pradaxa side effects was not properly disclosed…
  • Jul 28

    Voluntary Drug Recall for Sterile Injectable Drug

    Voluntary Drug Recall for Sterile Injectable Drug
    Company Issues Voluntary Drug Recall for Non-Expired Sterile Injectable Drugs On Wednesday, July 23rd, the FDA and Unique Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary drug recall on behalf of the pharmaceutical manufacturer for all non-expired…
  • Jul 26

    Rare Hospital Infection Kills 4th Patient

    Rare Hospital Infection Kills 4th Patient
    Fourth Greenville Health System Patient with Rare Hospital Acquired Infection Dies In June, the Greenville Health System announced that patients who had undergone surgery at some of their locations, including Greenville Memorial Hospital,…
Rank this Week: 945

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014:Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bidOntario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned Online…
  • Jul 28

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilities  Ontario Justices of the Peace should have a law degree: Editorial - Toronto…
  • Jul 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated at circumcision…
Rank this Week: 845

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    LRM rises . . .

    LRM rises . . .
    On occasion I note civilian court opinions that reference or rely on military appellate case law. In my view, because of technology we see more courts, especially federal courts, cite to military appellate case law. In United States v.…
  • Jul 27

    The older the worse

    The older the worse
    The older the alleged other acts the worse the case for admission of MRE 404(b) matter in my view. Trial counsel will often seek to admit prior bad acts through MRE 404(b).  The UCMJ does not have rules of evidence in the statute, the…
Rank this Week: 204

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Pennsylvania Broker Charged In Ponzi Scheme

    Pennsylvania Broker Charged In Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Patricia S. Miller, a Pennsylvania broker, was charged with conducting a massive Ponzi scheme. Miller allegedly used her position as a trusted financial adviser, as…
  • Jul 28

    Seattle Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

    Seattle Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Dennis Daugs Jr., who was the managing director of a Seattle advisory firm, Lakeside Capital Management, used assets from the portfolio of a senior citizen client to…
  • Jul 23

    Former Broker Barred from Security Industry Due to Sale of Alternative Investment

    Former Broker Barred from Security Industry Due to Sale of Alternative Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Robert Christian Acri, a broker formerly with World Equity Group Inc., was barred from the securities industry. Acri allegedly was involved in the sale of…
Rank this Week: 599

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 243

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 29

    ALMS For The Disbarred

    ALMS For The Disbarred
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who assisted a company called ALMS in drafting trusts sold by non-lawyers to senior citizens. After nine days of hearings, the attorney was found to have engaged in dishonesty, failures…
  • Jul 28

    Interviewing With The Enemy

    Interviewing With The Enemy
    The District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee has a new opinion on an important real-world issue When a lawyer is seeking employment with an entity or person adverse to his client, or with the adversary's lawyer, a conflict of...
  • Jul 28

    Worst Report Affirmed

    Worst Report Affirmed
    In October 2012, I posted a comment about a report of a District of Columbia hearing committee that absolved four lawyers who I believe were proven to have engaged in serious misconduct involving the abuse of an elderly woman suffering...
Rank this Week: 189