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Poppe Law Blog

Poppe Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, professional malpractice and unfair claims handling by insurance companies.

http://www.poppelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    KDMC Settles with U.S. and Kentucky Governments for Fraud

    KDMC Settles with U.S. and Kentucky Governments for Fraud
    King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky has agreed to pay $40.9 million to the United States and Kentucky governments to settle claims that it made millions of dollars by falsely billing Medicare and Medicaid and for…
  • Jun 11

    Semi-Truck Wreck Caused by Sleepless Driver

    Semi-Truck Wreck Caused by Sleepless Driver
    Comedian and star of “30 Rock,” Tracy Morgan, was involved in a semi-truck wreck this week.  The truck plowed into the rear end of a limousine bus Morgan and his friends were passengers in.  Tragically, comedian James…
  • Mar 13

    McDonald's Sued for Labor and Employment Violation

    McDonald's Sued for Labor and Employment Violation
    Multiple lawsuits were filed against McDonald’s and its franchises this week.  The suits allege McDonald’s violated the federal minimum wage of $7.25 as set by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuits allege…
Rank this Week: 117

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • Jun 10

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer
    andnbsp;Hairdressor, Marcy Salandra went to her stockbrokerandrsquo;s office at Investors Capital Corporation in McMurray Pennsylvania to withdraw money to buy a house. andnbsp;However, instead of meeting her broker Patricia S. Miller, she…
  • Apr 18

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get
    Last year, a Connecticut based hedge fund, Turnberry Capital Management LP, filed a FINRA arbitration securities claim against SunTrust Banks, Inc. to recover $13 million it lost in 2007 by investing in mortgage backed securities. However,…
  • Mar 13

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 135

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 141

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 82

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

    Test Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 78

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 97

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 130

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 108

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 124

Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
Rank this Week: 128

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
Rank this Week: 133

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 89

About Broker Fraud Blog

About Broker Fraud Blog

Covers compliance rules, duty of disclosure, elder abuse and fraud. By the Hayes Law Firm.

http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_broker_fraud_blog/
  • Dec 6

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC alleges that Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) raised approximately $17 million from investors for two fraudulent offerings. The programs were generally referred to as the “Trading Program” and the…
  • Sep 28

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case
    Last month an arbitration panel ordered the investment firm USB financial to pay over $80 million in consequential investments to Kajeet, Inc., a company who markets cellphones for kids. Kajeet’s award fell short of the $110 million…
  • Aug 30

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie
    A Texas couple got some great news last week from the FINRA arbitration panel that ruled on their claim. The panel ruled that the Raymond James Financial Inc. and broker Larry Milton must buy back some $925,000 worth of auction…
Rank this Week: 74

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 207

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 286

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

Covers appellate issues, trial consultations and evaluating appeals. By Sedgwick LLP.

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
  • Jul 2

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Constitutionality of Foreclosure Filing Fee

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Constitutionality of Foreclosure Filing Fee
    During its May term, an apparently skeptical Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Walker v. McGuire, a constitutional challenge to a fee (735 ILCS 5/15-1504.1) on foreclosure filings to support a state foreclosure prevention…
  • Jul 1

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Vesting of Pension Health Care Benefit

    Illinois Supreme Court Debates Vesting of Pension Health Care Benefit
    Late in its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Matthews v. Chicago Transit Authority, which poses the question of whether the health care benefits of Chicago Transit Authority employees and retirees are vested, and…
  • Jun 30

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Police Pension Can’t Be Offset by Social Security in Divorce Settlement

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Police Pension Can’t Be Offset by Social Security in Divorce Settlement
    Federal law provides that Social Security benefits cannot be divided between spouses in a divorce settlement (as well as being exempt from execution, attachment, garnishment and bankruptcy distribution – virtually the only exception is…
Rank this Week: 185

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense
    Here’s one piece of advice you’ll hear from just about any trademark attorney: apply to federally register your marks as soon as financially possible. It is a very important step to take in order to protect your brand. A federal…
  • Jul 1

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble
    One aspect commonly associated with building and maintaining a business is the company website. Establishing an online presence can be an important tool for connecting with customers. While website creation can be a delightful distraction for…
  • Jun 30

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC It’s like my logo. I wasn’t even dunking on that one. People think that I was. I just stood on the floor, jumped up and spread my legs and they took the picture. I wasn’t even…
Rank this Week: 195

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

Covers clean air/emissions, FERC, natural gas and more. By Bracewell & Giuliani.

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Monthly Futures Exchange Issuance Report: June 2015

    Monthly Futures Exchange Issuance Report: June 2015
    This report summarizes material notices from CME Group and ICE Futures, with a particular focus on energy. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of each and every notice issued by these Exchanges. June Highlight CME Group has…
  • Jun 24

    Scope of Trial De Novo Debated in Barclays Electricity Manipulation Case

    Scope of Trial De Novo Debated in Barclays Electricity Manipulation Case
    After almost eight years since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commenced its investigation against Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays) and four of its traders, Scott Connelly, Daniel Brin, Karen Levine and Ryan Smith, for allegedly…
  • Jun 18

    FERC Issues Two Oil Pipeline Audit

    FERC Issues Two Oil Pipeline Audit
    On June 17, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Division of Audits and Accounting, Office of Enforcement (DAA), issued two audit reports involving oil pipelines, the Colonial Pipeline Company Docket No. FA14-4 and…
Rank this Week: 394

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    "Airlines Under Justice Dept. Investigation Over Possible Collusion"

    "Airlines Under Justice Dept. Investigation Over Possible Collusion"
    From The New York Times: But recently, airline executives have begun speaking more openly at industry conferences and with Wall Street analysts about so-called capacity discipline — industry jargon for limiting flights. . . . Last month,…
  • Jul 1

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted Grooming Tomorrow's Change Agents: The Role of Law Schools in Helping to Create a Just Society on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Numerous authorities have lamented the fact that…
  • Jul 1

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law
    Michael Heyman (The John Marshall Law School) has posted Clinging to the Common Law in an Age of Statutes: Criminal Law in the States (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Statutes and...
Rank this Week: 222

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 302

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    The Enduring Legacies of Nineteenth Century French Crime Fiction

    The Enduring Legacies of Nineteenth Century French Crime Fiction
    Andrea Goulet, Associate Professor of French, University of Pennsylvania, has published Legacies of the Rue Morgue:  Science, Space, and Crime Fiction in France with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Here is a description of the…
  • Jul 1

    A New Journal On Law and Literature Debut

    A New Journal On Law and Literature Debut
    A new law and literature journal begins publication.ANAMORPHOSIS: Revista Internacional de Direito e Literatura issued volume 1, issue 1 on June 15, 2015.  Check out the journal's website here.Table of Contents here.Our friend…
  • Jun 30

    New Issue of NoFo Available

    New Issue of NoFo Available
    Newly available: issue 12 of NoFo. See the table of contents below.   Editors-in-Chief:Julen Etxabe &Mónica López LermaEditorialARTICLESSemantic Authority, Legal Change and the Dynamics of International LawIngo…
Rank this Week: 358

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    TerBeek's Obituary for Originalism

    TerBeek's Obituary for Originalism
    Calvin J. TerBeek, a Tulane JD and doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago, has posted Originalism's Obituary, which is to appear in the Utah Law Review (2015):This short essay argues that…
  • Jul 1

    Dayton on "The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw"

    Dayton on "The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw"
    Cornelia H. Dayton, University of Connecticut Department of History, has published a fascinating article, “The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw”: Assessing Cognitive Disability on Eighteenth-Century Cape Cod in the Journal of Social…
  • Jul 1

    Historians and the Obergefell decision

    Historians and the Obergefell decision
    Both the majority opinion and the dissents in Obergefell v. Hodges, the recent Supreme Court same-sex marriage case, are notable for their references to history. Research by legal historian Hendrik Hartog (Princeton University), among others,…
Rank this Week: 165

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
  • Jul 1

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC
    The enormous fine proposed by the FCC is also an extraordinary burden on protected speech. The FCC’s largest base fine for other types of violations by broadcasters is $10,000. — Jeffrey A. Marks, President & General…
  • Jul 1

    Undue Burden and Federalism

    Undue Burden and Federalism
    Before saying more on the cases just decided, I want to throw out an observation about the Texas abortion regulations that were stayed by the Court yesterday. Suppose that Rhode Island put strict limitations on abortions.  If that…
Rank this Week: 402

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 2

    Captains Are Not Supervisor

    Captains Are Not Supervisor
    The Board recently held in Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 111 (2015), that captains of tugboats are not supervisors. Despite arguments by the company that the captains are supervisors because they exercise assignment authority…
  • Jun 27

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
Rank this Week: 230

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    TMs and social security organizations before the Greek TM Office

    TMs and social security organizations before the Greek TM Office
    The OAEE (initials for Organismos Asfalisis Eleftheron Epaggelmation) or, roughly, Freelancers’ Social Security Organization is (what else) the Greek State’s social security organization for “freelancers” (this…
  • Jul 2

    Allfiled allegations and interim relief: balancing the interests of litigants -- and customer

    Allfiled allegations and interim relief: balancing the interests of litigants -- and customer
    Another in this Kat's series of not-quite-so-recent cases that he is writing up now because they flashed past him when he was too busy to grasp hold of them a couple of months ago is Allfiled UK Ltd v Eltis & 16 Others [2015] EWHC…
  • Jul 1

    No go for GO: Skechers scupper trade mark application

    No go for GO: Skechers scupper trade mark application
    In the next few weeks, this Kat will be posting on a number of cases that are still of interest though they are no longer "hot news", these being decisions on which was unable to comment at the time they were published since he was up to his…
Rank this Week: 166

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 2

    Adviser Wins Care Brought by SEC

    Adviser Wins Care Brought by SEC
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A houston-based firm has won a rare victory against the SEC in a case focused on advisers, accepting payments from brokerage firms.The SEC judge dismissed the allegations that the firm…
  • Jul 1

    Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Role

    Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Role
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In its latest round of restructuring, Morgan Stanley has altered the number of management roles at their branch, complex and regional levels. The top positions affected are Associate Complex…
  • Jun 26

    Small B-Ds Can Travel 2 Road

    Small B-Ds Can Travel 2 Road
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Small broker-dealers face increasing regulatory costs, and that is forcing them to decide their business path. While some older owners are looking to close shop, others are taking advantage…
Rank this Week: 220

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 2

    The Passage Of Time

    The Passage Of Time
    An attorney benefitted from his failure to report a federal conviction to bar authorities and, as a result, avoided automatic disbarment. The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department accepted his resignation A federal…
  • Jul 2

    It's My Party

    It's My Party
    An attorney convicted of bribery and wire fraud has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department The respondent was convicted for his role in a bribery scheme to allow Malcolm A. Smith, a Democratic...
  • Jul 2

    Angry When Intoxicated

    Angry When Intoxicated
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed a suspension of one year based on a conviction for domestic violence and other misdemeanors. A criminal Information was filed against the Respondent, James M. Demopolos, in the District Court for…
Rank this Week: 419

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    What does "analytic philosophy" look like to a computer?

    What does "analytic philosophy" look like to a computer?
    Jonathan Strassfeld, an intellectual historian completing a PhD at the University of Rochester on the history of American philosophy, is seeking help with research for his dissertation that involves using text mining to examine the…
  • Jul 2

    Salaita lands what looks to be a one-year position at the American University of Beirut

    Salaita lands what looks to be a one-year position at the American University of Beirut
    Via IHE. I'm very pleased to see that he will have gainful academic employment, I hope it will turn into something more permanent, assuming that the University of Illinois is not required legally to rehire him.
  • Jul 2

    Commentators at "First Things" discuss the same-sex marriage case

    Commentators at "First Things" discuss the same-sex marriage case
    It turns out they aren't happy. Some contributors are pure brainless political hacks (e.g., Ryan Anderson), others aspire to better. But the quality of the arguments is a bit low, alas.
Rank this Week: 158

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*
    Fashion is huge business, and if you are remotely interested in it and still looking for a practice area to focus on, consider fashion law. Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has a fashion law center, and Fordham has just launched an LL.M. in…
  • Jun 30

    Judicious Close Reading

    Judicious Close Reading
    Last week brought us an example of close reading from the United States Supreme Court.  In King v. Burwell, the Affordable Care Act case, the justices explicated one key phrase:  "an Exchange established by the State." Close…
  • Jun 29

    A Victory for Thorough Research

    A Victory for Thorough Research
    An NPR librarian, Barbara Van Woerkom, did a little digging and located 1,200 more veterans exposed to mustard gas than the Veterans Administration located . . . and it took her a mere two months! Two months may seem like an eternity to…
Rank this Week: 411

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Uninsured Motorist Rejection

    Uninsured Motorist Rejection
    Springtown lawyers handling insurance cases would want to know about a ruling in the Florida Supreme Court in May 2015. This ruling was written about in the Claims Journal. The curious thing to try to figure from this case is...
  • Jun 30

    Farming And Ranching Insurance Policie

    Farming And Ranching Insurance Policie
    Mineral Wells insurance lawyers are in an agriculture setting and thus are more likely to see insurance situations involving farm and ranch insurance policies. A U.S. District Court case from the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division…
  • Jun 28

    Life Insurance And ERISA

    Life Insurance And ERISA
    Forest Hill insurance lawyers who handle ERISA claims can tell you horror stories about the rulings and statutes that govern ERISA. The Washington Post published an article not long ago giving reasons and examples about some of the issues…
Rank this Week: 173

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • Jul 2

    Dismissal Power Granted to Local Tax Boards 20 Years Ago Overruled

    Dismissal Power Granted to Local Tax Boards 20 Years Ago Overruled
    Local tax boards do not have the authority to dismiss a tax case for a party’s “failure to prosecute,” such as not appearing at a hearing, the Ohio Supreme Court concluded today.
  • Jul 1

    North Canton Attorney Suspended for Mishandling 20 Bankruptcy Case

    North Canton Attorney Suspended for Mishandling 20 Bankruptcy Case
    The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended Deborah M. Marinelli of North Canton for two years, with one year stayed, for abandoning personal bankruptcy matters for 20 clients in late 2012 and in 2013.
  • Jun 30

    Eighth District: Cleveland Attorney’s Bribery Conviction Upheld

    Eighth District: Cleveland Attorney’s Bribery Conviction Upheld
    A three-judge panel affirmed the bribery conviction of a Cleveland attorney who joined his nephew, prominent attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III, and another attorney in attempting to offer $50,000 to a woman to drop rape charges against their…
Rank this Week: 200

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 2

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)
    In recognition of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what is now something of an annual tradition, I am reprising here my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday. Thank you…
  • Jun 30

    An Active First Half for Securities Class Action Litigation

    An Active First Half for Securities Class Action Litigation
    The first half of 2015 was an active period for new securities class action lawsuit filings. The filings through the year’s first six months suggest we are on pace for the highest annual number of new filings since 2011. The heightened…
  • Jun 29

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”
    In  a recent post in which I discussed the “basic value proposition” of D&O insurance, I noted that among the five indispensable elements required in order for coverage under a D&O insurance policy to exist is the…
Rank this Week: 276

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/
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
Rank this Week: 298

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 2

    Despite the Supreme Court Ruling, Ministers Will Not Be Forced to Marry Gay Couple

    Despite the Supreme Court Ruling, Ministers Will Not Be Forced to Marry Gay Couple
    From MLive.com: Although the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage on Friday, ministers will not be forced to marry gay couples, said a professor who specializes in constitutional law. "As of today, there are no laws in the state…
  • Jul 1

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage
    From ABC News: Thousands of people in Puerto Rico celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow gay marriage as authorities rushed to approve legislation extending marriage rights in the socially conservative U.S. territory. Just…
  • Jun 30

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law
    From The Wall Street Journal: The New York state Senate passed sweeping revisions Wednesday to alimony laws that change how some payments are set and eliminate a long-debated requirement that judges calculate the lifetime value of a license…
Rank this Week: 217

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    An Insurance Company's Wrong Claim Decision Can Be Overturned

    An Insurance Company's Wrong Claim Decision Can Be Overturned
    In my several years working at Merlin Law Group, I have seen my share of insurance claim denials. Sometimes the insurer makes the proper claim decision, sometimes they do not. I will be the first to say that not every case is a bad faith…
  • Jul 1

    Assignment of Benefit

    Assignment of Benefit
    If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that the Florida Legislature passed no meaningful laws regarding assignment of benefits (AOBs) during this past Session. Although AOBs were a hot topic in Tallahassee, insurers could not…
  • Jun 30

    What Constitutes Insurance "Bad Faith" in Ohio?

    What Constitutes Insurance "Bad Faith" in Ohio?
    This is the best time of the year for NBA basketball fans, and this year, particularly so for Ohioans rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first ever NBA Finals Championship. While all eyes are fixed on the Cavaliers-Warriors…
Rank this Week: 216

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    State v. Bailey: New Mexico Court of Appeal

    State v. Bailey: New Mexico Court of Appeal
    A case about prior bad acts, or 404(B) evidence, Bailey is a case where the Court of Appeals affirms a defendant's conviction for criminal sexual contact of a minor.  However, the opinion contains a strong dissent from Judge Garcia,…
  • Jul 1

    Prof. Friedman Radio Interview About Ohio v. Clark

    Prof. Friedman Radio Interview About Ohio v. Clark
    Here is the link to the discussion:http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2015/06/19/43352/scotus-decision-teacher-testimony-allowed-in-child/
  • Jul 1

    My Selection for Democrat Choice for New Mexico Supreme Court

    My Selection for Democrat Choice for New Mexico Supreme Court
    The Governor will be able to select her choice in the next couple of months due to the retirement of The Honorable Justice Richard Bosson, and her selection will occupy the seat until the next election cycle.  Her selection will also…
Rank this Week: 194

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    WIRTW #373 (the “happy birthday” edition)

    WIRTW #373 (the “happy birthday” edition)
    Happy birthday Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC turns 50 today. While the agency and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on how it enforces our nation’s civil rights laws, we do agree on why it was founded—because…
  • Jul 1

    EEOC updates pregnancy discrimination guidance to embrace accommodation

    EEOC updates pregnancy discrimination guidance to embrace accommodation
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS, the EEOC has updated its administrative guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The updated guidance includes Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination And Related…
  • Jun 30

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?
    Last night, on the Huffington Post, President Obama blogged his intentions to announce long-awaited new overtime regulations later today. In a post entitled, “A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay,” the…
Rank this Week: 219

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 2

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put out its annual list of the country's most endangered historical sites. The Trust describes this year's entries as the "most diverse list ever." Here are the places facing threats:…
  • Jul 2

    Fischel on the Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government

    Fischel on the Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted The Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay constitutes chapter 6 of my forthcoming book, Zoning Rules! The Economics…
  • Jun 30

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common
    The City as a Commons: Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance Bologna, Italy November 6-7 (2015) Website: http://www.labgov.it/wordpress/urbancommons/ Co-Chairs: Shelia Foster (Fordham) & Christian Iaione (Marconi -…
Rank this Week: 294

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 417

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 2

    Pre-Suit Notice Sent Via FedEx Substantially Complied with HCLA

    Pre-Suit Notice Sent Via FedEx Substantially Complied with HCLA
    In Arden v. Kozawa, No. E2013-01598-SC-R11-CV (Tenn. June 30, 2015), the Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a plaintiff in a medical malpractice ( now known as a “health care liability” ) lawsuit can send pre-suit notice…
  • Jul 1

    The Probable Cause Defense to Malicious Prosecution Claim

    The Probable Cause Defense to Malicious Prosecution Claim
    A recent Court of Appeals decision serves as a good refresher on the elements and defenses in a malicious prosecution case. In Preston v. Blalock, No. M2014-01739-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 29, 2015), tenant’s plastic surgery…
  • Jun 26

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run
    In Tennessee, the construction statute of repose begins to run when a project reaches substantial completion, which is when it can be used for its intended purpose. A flaw in the project will not prevent it from being substantially complete…
Rank this Week: 183

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jul 1

    My Middle School Teachers Were So Boring!

    My Middle School Teachers Were So Boring!
    The Juice’s middle school teachers were so boring. Such was not the case for a Houston middle schooler. As reported by The Houston Chronicle: A 42-year-old Aldine middle school teacher who allegedly performed a lap dance for a student…
  • Jun 30

    This Crime Problem Could Drive One To Drink

    This Crime Problem Could Drive One To Drink
    A Mississippi state legislator wasted little time in between talking about the crime problem in Jackson to becoming part of it. As reported by wapt.com: Hours after state Sen. John Horhn hosted a meeting addressing crime problems in Jackson,…
  • Jun 29

    Hmm. Do You Believe The Deputy Or The Video?

    Hmm. Do You Believe The Deputy Or The Video?
    Back in the time before there were CDs and DVDs, there was videotape. There was also a sportscaster named Warner Wolf whose catch phrase was “Let’s go to the videotape.” Well, if they do that here, this gent’s chances…
Rank this Week: 314

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 1

    Scientists See Neurons Change as Memories Form

    Scientists See Neurons Change as Memories Form
    From the New York Times. "Learning can be traced back to individual neurons in the brain, according to a new study." "The study appears in the journal Neuron." (Scott Fruehwald)
  • Jul 1

    Student Debt: Conscientious Defaulter

    Student Debt: Conscientious Defaulter
    A group of students called the Corinthian 100 purposefully defaulted on their student loans. It was a play to protest Corinthian Colleges, a private, for-profit school chain that has been called predatory and has been accused of misleading…
  • Jul 1

    Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law school

    Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law school
    The Bloomberg story summarizes the results of a law school ranking formula created by Professor Alfred Brophy (N. Carolina) as described in an article he posted on SSRN here (one of my co-bloggers has a summary of the article scheduled...
Rank this Week: 415

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 225

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 1

    Justice Scalia and Public Office

    Justice Scalia and Public Office
    Much has been written about the dilemma of Red State county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to same sex marriage. Are they required to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples? And what are the consequences if...
  • Jul 1

    “Private vs. Public in Family Law”: CFP, AALS 2016

    “Private vs. Public in Family Law”: CFP, AALS 2016
    Joel Nichols, Chair-Elect for AALS Section on Family & Juvenile Law, has sent along the following call for paper for the January 2016 meeting of the AALS: The AALS Section on Family and Juvenile Law invites the submission of papers...
  • Jul 1

    The Fun - and Messiness - of Qualitative Empirical Research

    The Fun - and Messiness - of Qualitative Empirical Research
    I've always greatly enjoyed the scholarship side of being a law professor. In fact, and I'm just one of many who's said this before, if you don't enjoy it, it's really not the right job for you. But little did...
Rank this Week: 384