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Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    Ooops.....

    Ooops.....
    People in glass houses should not throw stones. I wonder how many of the other Senators have equal pay between their male and female staff?…
  • Mar 19

    The Horror!!!!!

    The Horror!!!!!
    If I had Secret Service drivers and lead, trail, and outrider vehicles to stop cross traffic, i would not use carseats either. Hell, i would forego  seat belts too. Well, maybe not on the Beltway-those drivers are crazy.…
  • Mar 18

    WaPo Fake New

    WaPo Fake New
    So. A significant paper makes a who purports to be a non-partisan  reporter of news makes a claim that is unsubstantiated by facts. But it is not "fake news."…
Rank this Week: 130

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Illegal Search and Seizure Results in Reversal of Gun Possession Conviction

    Illegal Search and Seizure Results in Reversal of Gun Possession Conviction
    We Fight Illegal Search and Seizure At a hearing on a motion to suppress an illegal search and seizure, a Boston police officer testified about responding to a radio broadcast for someone wanted in connection with a domestic assault and…
  • Feb 21

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction
    Fingerprint Evidence It is common for client’s to ask me about fingerprint evidence. I am often asked the following questions: Will the prosecution test evidence for fingerprints? What if my prints are on the item? Should we get out own…
  • Jan 31

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC
    Massachusetts Drub Lab Scandal The floodgates are now open to around 20,000 (twenty thousand) defendants whose convictions may have been tainted by Annie Dookhan’s corrupt, callous and criminal misconduct. On January 18, 2017 the…
Rank this Week: 135

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 143

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 145

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jan 27

    Fitchburg Gets New Brewery

    Fitchburg Gets New Brewery
    River Styx Brewing, which is planning to open a tap room at 166 Boulder Drive this summer, has secured its alcohol permit from the License Commission. “We’re very thrilled to have this type of a use in our downtown,”…
  • Jan 27

    Dedham Selectmen Suspend Two License

    Dedham Selectmen Suspend Two License
    The Patch reports that two businesses recently in front of the selectmen for liquor licenses violations will serve suspensions later this year. The Dedham Board of Selectmen voted to suspend Moseley’s on the Charles’ liquor…
  • Jan 27

    Marijuana legalization leads to rethinking of Massachusetts alcohol law

    Marijuana legalization leads to rethinking of Massachusetts alcohol law
    The need to regulate Massachusetts’ newly legal marijuana industry is leading to possible attempts to revamp state alcohol regulations. State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said in an interview with The Republican/MassLive.com this week…
Rank this Week: 141

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 132

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 126

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 133

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 140

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
Rank this Week: 147

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 120

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 136

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 119

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 144

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary
    The Senate has just confirmed Alex Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. The vote was 60-38. As I've said before, I was pleased with this pick given the current administration. Now the rubber meets the road. -Jeff Hirsch
  • Apr 27

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right
    Anne-Marie Lofaso (West Virginia) has just posted on SSRN her article, Workers Rights as Natural Human Rights, which is to be published in the University of Miami Law Review. The abstract: We live in an increasingly polarized world: one…
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here,…
Rank this Week: 177

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 27

    "Criminal Law as Family Law"

    "Criminal Law as Family Law"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper now available via SSRN authored by Andrea Dennis. Here is the abstract: The criminal justice system has expanded dramatically over the last several decades, extending its reach into...
  • Apr 27

    Interesting new survey data on various criminal justice reform issues from Charles Koch Institute

    Interesting new survey data on various criminal justice reform issues from Charles Koch Institute
    This press release from the Charles Koch Institute reports a few highlights and provides this link to a set of really interesting survey data on a set of criminal justice reform questions. Here are the basics from the press release:...
  • Apr 27

    Does acceptance of a commutation moot a prisoner's collateral legal challenge to a prison sentence his is still serving?

    Does acceptance of a commutation moot a prisoner's collateral legal challenge to a prison sentence his is still serving?
    The complicated question in the title of this post is the issue addressed in a complicated set of opinions issued by various members of the en banc Fourth Circuit as the full court dismissed as moot the long-running case of...
Rank this Week: 183

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Apr 27

    April 28, 2017

    April 28, 2017
  • Apr 27

    Commentary: A needed deterrent for rising drug price

    Commentary: A needed deterrent for rising drug price
    In his April 20th Daily Record column about House Bill 631, the prescription drug price-gouging bill, Jeffrey Francer of the Association for Accessible Medicines  misses the point: namely, that many Marylanders, along with many Americans…
  • Apr 27

    Legal spat over Weinberg Foundation-backed building continue

    Legal spat over Weinberg Foundation-backed building continue
    A dispute over the sale of a west Baltimore building that was developed in part by The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation continues to move forward in federal court. The case stems from an agreement the foundation entered with a local…
Rank this Week: 193

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Reconstruction at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society

    Reconstruction at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society
    [We have the following announcement.]The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress…
  • Apr 26

    Historians of Mormonism File Amici Brief in Hawaii v. Trump

    Historians of Mormonism File Amici Brief in Hawaii v. Trump
    Nineteen “scholars of American religious history and law, with special expertise and familiarity with the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the travel ban case…
  • Apr 26

    Muir on Debt in 18th-c. Nova Scotia

    Muir on Debt in 18th-c. Nova Scotia
    This past fall, James Muir, University of Alberta, published Law, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of 18th Century Halifaxwith the University of Toronto Press. From the publisher:In the early history of Halifax (1749-1766), debt…
Rank this Week: 176

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 191

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 27

    UND STEP 2-Week 1-The Theme of Salvation in the Old Testament-A Reader Respond

    UND STEP 2-Week 1-The Theme of Salvation in the Old Testament-A Reader Respond
    A longtime reader responded to my earlier post about the paschal lamb and the scapegoat with this very helpful comment: I can’t speak for how various Christian denominations understand these verses... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 27

    UND STEP 2: Week 1: The Theme of Salvation in the Old Testament: Assignment Memo

    UND STEP 2: Week 1: The Theme of Salvation in the Old Testament: Assignment Memo
    As previously explained, I've enrolled in the University of Notre Dame's Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) to pursue their Certificate in Doctrine and am currently taking my second of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 27

    My football sabbatical

    My football sabbatical
    "No football for you in 2017." #football #NFL #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/T5wvOY55KL — Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) April 27, 2017 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 188

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Apr 27

    Meet the ACLU’s Free-Speech Trojan Horse

    Meet the ACLU’s Free-Speech Trojan Horse
    “I’m what you’d call a true believer in the First Amendment,” Rowland announced. “It’s foundational. I’ve criticized the staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology…
  • Apr 9

    Theory: Direct or Indirect Criminal Trial Advocacy

    Theory: Direct or Indirect Criminal Trial Advocacy
    In hypnosis, there are two basic styles of inducing trance: the direct, or “authoritarian” style, and the indirect, or “Ericksonian” (named after Milton Erickson) style. The direct: “Close your eyes.” The…
  • Apr 8

    Old-School Ethical Heresie

    Old-School Ethical Heresie
    JBD asked for an outline of my TMSL talk on avoiding old-school ethical heresies. “Ethics” training for lawyers usually focus on the disciplinary rules. But the disciplinary rules are law, not ethics. Sometimes…
Rank this Week: 187

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 27

    LSUC approves sliding cap on referral fee

    LSUC approves sliding cap on referral fee
    The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved an absolute cap of $25,000 on referral fees. Convocation voted Thursday to implement a sliding cap, which will see referral fees be limited to 15 per cent of the first $50,000 charged in legal fees…
  • Apr 27

    Legal news roundup - April 27, 2017

    Legal news roundup - April 27, 2017
    CanadaTrump drops threat to quit NAFTA after talks with Canada, Mexico, ReutersJustice ministers across Canada set to meet to tackle court delays, Globe and MailEmbattled Home Capital puts itself on the block, Globe and MailUnited…
  • Apr 26

    Alberta Court of Appeal upholds decision on Redwater bankruptcy

    Alberta Court of Appeal upholds decision on Redwater bankruptcy
    In a landmark appeal decision released yesterday, the majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Alberta Energy Regulator and Orphan Well Association of the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in the…
Rank this Week: 178

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    MVNHS© Strikes Again

    MVNHS© Strikes Again
    As we've noted countless times, government-run healthcare means rationed healthcare. There just isn't any other way to manage costs (for certain values of "manage"). This time out, the Much Vaunted National Health System© has its sights…
  • Apr 26

    Zillow for Healthcare

    Zillow for Healthcare
    Earlier this month, I posted on how a SoCal clinic had (finally) provided an example of my personal healthcare Holy Grail, a truly transparent healthcare pricing model. The challenge is that it's specific to this small, regional chain of…
  • Apr 25

    Passive vs Active Mortality

    Passive vs Active Mortality
    A couple of months ago, we blogged on the fact that, among other failures, ObamaCare hasn't actually saved any lives, and that "public health trends since the implementation of the ACA have worsened."Bad as that may be (and it is awful), it…
Rank this Week: 170

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 27

    How To Use Central Index Bureau To Stop Workers’ Comp Fraud

    How To Use Central Index Bureau To Stop Workers’ Comp Fraud
    One of the best fraud fighting tools is provided by the Central Index Bureau report, a division of the Insurance Services Office. It is known as a Central Index Bureau report, a CIB report, an ISO, or as a claim index. The…
  • Apr 26

    Know Your Role To Take Control of Work Comp Cost

    Know Your Role To Take Control of Work Comp Cost
    If you leave the management of the workers compensation claims to chance, the chances are you will not have good results.  To have good results in the control of the workers comp claims, it is important that everyone involved…
  • Apr 25

    Two Reasons Employees Do Not File Work Comp Claim

    Two Reasons Employees Do Not File Work Comp Claim
    There are times that an employee might not pursue a claim or might not have a claim for a work related injury.  While this is uncommon for employees, it does happen.     Reason1 – Excluded People (no coverage)…
Rank this Week: 159

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 161

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 26

    PTAB in CBM Kills Internet Advertising Click-Fraud Patent

    PTAB in CBM Kills Internet Advertising Click-Fraud Patent
    Claims of a patent directed to detecting click-fraud in Internet advertising were eligible for Covered Business Method (CBM) Review, and moreover were patent-ineligible under the Mayo/Alice test and 35 U.S.C. § 101, said the Patent Trial…
  • Apr 24

    E.D. Texas Splits Patent-Eligibility of E-Mail Patent

    E.D. Texas Splits Patent-Eligibility of E-Mail Patent
    Considering two patents directed to e-mail applications, Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas deferred a patent-eligibility determination of one of the patents as premature prior to claim construction, but held that claim…
  • Apr 23

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement
    A claim for direct patent infringement could not be sustained where Microsoft software, even under the plaintiff’s theory of infringement, would have required additional user configuration before all claim elements were met. …
Rank this Week: 190

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 26

    While I Was Out: The BOE Is In Deep Trouble

    While I Was Out: The BOE Is In Deep Trouble
    California has not one but three tax agencies. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) administers income tax. The Employment Development Department (EDD) administers payroll taxes. And the Board of Equalization (BOE) administers sales tax (and a few…
  • Apr 23

    That Was the Tax Season that Wa

    That Was the Tax Season that Wa
    April 15th, err, make that April 18th, has come and gone. Every Tax Season is different, and this one had its ups and downs. So let’s take a look at eight observations I have of the first part of the 2017 Tax Season: 1. The IRS did a…
  • Apr 13

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!
    Why in the world would anyone of sound mind and body declare more income than they actually earned? He or she would owe more tax, so there’s no reason to do this, right? No, there are actually two reasons people do this. They’re…
Rank this Week: 175

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Ogle County, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Ogle County, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle crash Tuesday night (April 25, 2017) in Ogle County. According to information provided by the The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved a single motorcycle riding along North Illinois Route…
  • Apr 26

    Fatal Motorcycle-Pickup Truck Collision In Decatur, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle-Pickup Truck Collision In Decatur, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle collision Monday afternoon (April 24, 2017) in Decatur.  As a result of the accident, the motorcyclist suffered a traumatic brain injury. According to the Decatur Police Department, the motorcycle accident…
  • Apr 25

    Hit & Run Motorcycle Accident In Hanover Park, Illinoi

    Hit & Run Motorcycle Accident In Hanover Park, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday night (April 24, 2017) in Hanover Park.  The motorcycle accident appears to be a “hit & run” accident in which another driver left the accident scene. Details on the accident…
Rank this Week: 181

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 26

    New website brings 9 decades of University [of Chicago] history online 

    New website brings 9 decades of University [of Chicago] history online 
    “The newly launched University of Chicago Campus Publications website allows researchers to readily explore more than nine decades of University history, from 1892 to 1995.   At launch, the site provides digital access to four…
  • Apr 26

    Embattled Evanston librarian questions timing of disciplinary action

    Embattled Evanston librarian questions timing of disciplinary action
    “Embattled Evanston librarian Lesley Williams on Wednesday said she wonders why she is facing disciplinary hearings now, when the infractions at issue happened months ago and did not draw attention at the time. “The real question…
  • Apr 26

    Internet Archive wins Webby Lifetime Achievement award

    Internet Archive wins Webby Lifetime Achievement award
    “We are honored to announce that the Internet Archive has been named as one of the 21st annual Webby Awards winners! Hailed as one of the Internet’s highest honors, we’re excited to receive a Webby Lifetime Achievement award…
Rank this Week: 173

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 194

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 174

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 26

    London Update

    London Update
    The D&O Diary finished up its European stint with a brief stop in London earlier this week before heading home. Because it was only a brief visit with numerous commitments, I had only a little bit of a chance to look around…
  • Apr 24

    April in Pari

    April in Pari
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Europe this week, with a first stop in Paris, for meetings. I have been to Paris many times before, but almost always in the fall or winter. Before this trip, I hadn’t really had the pleasure…
  • Apr 20

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit
    Largely driven by a “dramatic” increase in the number of federal court merger objection lawsuits, securities class action litigation filings rose to the highest level ever in 2016, according to PwC’s most recent annual…
Rank this Week: 172

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 197

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 167

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

Provides insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Apr 24

    3rd Circuit Upholds Asbestos Exclusion Under Pennsylvania Law

    3rd Circuit Upholds Asbestos Exclusion Under Pennsylvania Law
    The federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals has enforced a Travelers asbestos exclusion, finding it to be unambiguous. In General Refractories Co. v. First State Ins. Co., the court analyzed language that read: “It is agreed that this…
  • Apr 21

    Illinois Proposed Senate Bill Amendment on Supplier Diversity Reporting

    Illinois Proposed Senate Bill Amendment on Supplier Diversity Reporting
    An amendment to Illinois Senate Bill 809 proposes to add a new section to the Illinois Insurance Code (215 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/155.46) requiring insurance companies to submit supplier diversity reports. SB 809 is assigned to the Senate…
  • Apr 12

    Group P&C Insurance: Admitted And Surplus Lines Issue

    Group P&C Insurance: Admitted And Surplus Lines Issue
    New York Associate Zach Lerner authored a Law360 article on group property and casualty insurance. Within the article, Lerner identifies some of the important issues for insurers and producers to consider, both in the admitted and surplus…
Rank this Week: 185

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Apr 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 151

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 11

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle

    BigLaw: Another step in a relentless, vicious circle
    When lost in the desert or a thick forest terrains devoid of landmarks people tend to walk in circles. Blindfolded people show the same tendency; lacking external reference points, they curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in…
  • Mar 14

    Dream big. Why not?

    Dream big. Why not?
    As a young boy, I vividly remember following Bobby Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. Like his brother Jack, Bobby was greatly admired in my Irish-American household. His death was met with great sadness. I sat riveted during…
  • Mar 13

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.

    Email etiquette: think about it from your client’s perspective.
    I just spent a couple of minutes looking for the telephone number of someone who sent me an email.  No big deal, except that if it is your client’s time spent looking for your number, it is a big deal.  If you do something…
Rank this Week: 160

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case
    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and…
  • Mar 9

    Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI

    Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI
    After a Happy Hour that turned into a couple of hours, you grabbed your keys, said goodbye to your co-workers, and walked to your car. Feeling “buzzed” you decided to take the route home you know well. Halfway home you saw…
  • Feb 15

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor
    Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out…
Rank this Week: 195

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
  • Apr 7

    Customer Sues Merrill Lynch for Fraud in Connection with Its Use of Funds in a Reserve Account

    Customer Sues Merrill Lynch for Fraud in Connection with Its Use of Funds in a Reserve Account
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A former customer of Merrill Lynch has sued the firm in California civil court for engaging in fraud. According to the lawsuit, Merrill Lynch misused the customer’s cash that…
  • Apr 5

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (15th Article)

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (15th Article)
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the fifteenth in a series of posts to discuss the 51 recommendations that the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Task Force) has made to the National Arbitration and Mediation…
  • Apr 4

    Virginia Adviser Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Money

    Virginia Adviser Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Money
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Virginia financial adviser Troy Baldridge was sentenced to prison for 41 months after admitting to embezzling more than $500,000 from his mostly elderly, retired clients.According to…
Rank this Week: 184

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Online Brexit Resource

    Online Brexit Resource
    The Berkeley Library has created a sound resource collection about BREXIT.http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/european-union/brexitAn excerpt for your review..."Developments surrounding the "Brexit" or vote on the Referendum of the…
  • Dec 16

    What skills should the new Register of Copyrights have?

    What skills should the new Register of Copyrights have?
    Today's question is, "What skills should the new Register of Copyrights have?"An online survey will run from December 16, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Your input will be reviewed and inform development of knowledge, skills, and…
  • Oct 24

    Battling Overconfidence in Law Student

    Battling Overconfidence in Law Student
    Because of the Google-like interfaces of most major databases, the students I work with often approach the database like they are looking for an answer to a question in Google. They open up Westlaw, search for something like: motion to…
Rank this Week: 154

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Mar 27

    A Bad Proposal In Tennessee's DUI Law

    A Bad Proposal In Tennessee's DUI Law
    Driving under the influence (DUI) laws are a political football in Tennessee. Every session some state legislator tries to be the driving force to enact new DUI laws. Bills are drafted and proposed without any rhyme or reason. The bad DUI…
  • Mar 3

    Ramifications of Jeff Session's Untruthful Testimony

    Ramifications of Jeff Session's Untruthful Testimony
    It appears from the news accounts that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have given untruthful testimony under oath before the U.S. Senate. What are the ramifications ? Let's look what could happen to Mr. Sessions under Tennessee…
  • Feb 6

    Are Nashville Public Defenders Overworked ?

    Are Nashville Public Defenders Overworked ?
    Steven Hale wrote an article in last week's Nashville Scene on the Nashville Public Defenders Office overwhelming caseload. One visit to any of the criminal courtrooms in Nashville supports that conclusion. The article does a great…
Rank this Week: 168

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Divorce – Just Another Statistic?

    Divorce – Just Another Statistic?
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC You’ve no doubt heard that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.  That statistic in and of itself is discouraging.  However, it is true or just a myth?  Is this divorce…
  • Mar 23

    Divorce – Just Another Statistic?

    Divorce – Just Another Statistic?
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC You’ve no doubt heard that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.  That statistic in and of itself is discouraging.  However, it is true or just a myth?  Is this divorce…
  • Mar 10

    In A Colorado Divorce, Who Gets the Pets?

    In A Colorado Divorce, Who Gets the Pets?
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC (“Fagan” – Grand Champion Irish Red & White Setter of “Truly Red & Whites”) Pets: Are they family members or property? Surely there aren’t folks who…
Rank this Week: 164

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 179