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First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
  • Dec 30

    NHS on shaky ground as breast cancer scandal uncovered

    NHS on shaky ground as breast cancer scandal uncovered
    The NHS were at the centre of another storm this week as it was revealed hundreds of women’s lives had been left with an increased chance of breast cancer due to their negligence. The Telegraph reported the scandal came about after…
Rank this Week: 108

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
  • Feb 3

    What Would be the Impact if the Chinese Economy Tanked?

    What Would be the Impact if the Chinese Economy Tanked?
    One of the most interesting conversations I ever had was over drinks with a European central banker looking to learn about the reach of China. His core questions was “If China imploded, what could be the impact…. “, and for…
  • Jan 31

    The Year of the Horse is here! Bring on the Fireworks! Bring on the SMOG!

    The Year of the Horse is here! Bring on the Fireworks! Bring on the SMOG!
    LAst night, while enjoying a hot pot with friends and doing my best to ignore the CCTV New Year extravaganza, I was taking screen shots from my CN Air quality app to see if it would be possible to show the impact of fireworks on China’s…
Rank this Week: 114

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 129

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
  • Nov 18

    “More Americans ditch their passports”

    “More Americans ditch their passports”
    CNN Money on November 14, 2013 released the following: By Lynnley Browning “FORTUNE — Time to dump your American passport — and with it, presumably, your bothersome U.S. tax bill. The reason, international tax lawyers say,…
  • Oct 3

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”
    The Washington Post on October 3, 2013 released the following: By Matt Zapotosky “Federal prosecutors have charged 13 alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous in connection with cyberattacks that the collective launched in 2010…
Rank this Week: 124

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 144

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 123

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

http://www.valentinelegal.com/consumerlawblog
  • Apr 11

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule
    If you’re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector — someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies…
  • Mar 27

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize
    If you’ve ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you’ve won a free prize, you’re not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.…
  • Mar 12

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 141

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and sexual abuse. By David J. Halberg.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot
    The Da Vinci Surgical Robot, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., is used in several medical specialties including: Urology, Gynecology, Cardiothoracic, Colorectal, Head & Neck, and General Surgery. Specifically, the Da Vinci…
  • Jan 18

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    Fungal Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Over the last few months, a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has swept across the United States. Recently, both CDC and FDA investigations have…
  • Aug 15

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital
    According to the New York Times article, “Doctors at Hospital Chain Giant Performed Unnecessary Cardiac Work, Increasing Profits”, from 2002 – 2010 cardiologists at several HCA-owned hospitals in Florida were unable to justify many of…
Rank this Week: 131

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 127

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 115

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 178

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Apr 23

    NJSBA report proposes statewide plan for improving special education

    NJSBA report proposes statewide plan for improving special education
    A new report from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) calls for statewide efforts to reduce special education classification by diagnosing children’s learning problems early and intervening with multi-tiered levels of…
  • Apr 23

    Sign up for Promise Zone Initiative webinar

    Sign up for Promise Zone Initiative webinar
    Join federal government experts for one of three webinars by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development next week on the Promise Zone Initiative, President Barack Obama’s plan to partner with and invest in communities to…
  • Apr 23

    U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action ruling hampers diversity policies, NSBA say

    U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action ruling hampers diversity policies, NSBA say
    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action will embolden groups opposing diversity to push for state constitutional proposals that could restrict or invalidate local…
Rank this Week: 181

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 190

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 23

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?
    Nike just announced that it is exiting its FuelBand fitness tracker business. Another article claims that “it’s only a matter of time until [Google Glass] joins devices such as the Zune, the Kin, the PlayBook, and the Xoom in tech…
  • Apr 23

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them
    Although social networking tools offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Before you venture into social networking, consider Section…
  • Apr 23

    Common Practice Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    Common Practice Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
    Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake…
Rank this Week: 206

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 23

    Registro de infração prescrita em cadastro de servidor é inconstitucional

    Registro de infração prescrita em cadastro de servidor é inconstitucional
    O Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ao analisar caso concreto submetido à apreciação da Corte, declarou a inconstitucionalidade do artigo 170 da Lei 8.112/1990 (Estatuto dos Servidores Públicos…
  • Apr 23

    Mantida a demissão de ex-diretor de Recursos Humanos do Senado

    Mantida a demissão de ex-diretor de Recursos Humanos do Senado
    Por votação unânime, o Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) negou, nesta quarta-feira (23), o Mandado de Segurança (MS) 28538, impetrado pelo ex-diretor da Secretaria de Recursos Humanos do Senado…
  • Apr 23

    Indeferida liminar contra ato do CNJ que negou verba a magistrados em plantão em MG

    Indeferida liminar contra ato do CNJ que negou verba a magistrados em plantão em MG
    O ministro Celso de Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, indeferiu pedido de liminar feito pela Associação dos Magistrados Mineiros (Amagis) contra decisão do Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) que negou o pagamento…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
Rank this Week: 170

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

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

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
  • Apr 22

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)
    We all know that parenting in California in the modern era is not like parenting elsewhere in the "old days."  Particularly when it comes to the physical discipline of children.  There's no doubt that there's a variety…
  • Apr 21

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)
    Here's something you don't see every day.It's a murder case.  In which defendant was convicted 35 years after he committed the murder.  We don't have many cases bouncing around the system any more for events that transpired a…
Rank this Week: 173

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Preliminary Injunction Fight in Edwards LifeSciences v. CoreValve

    The Preliminary Injunction Fight in Edwards LifeSciences v. CoreValve
    There has been a recent flurry of activity surrounding injunctive relief in the Edwards LifeSciences AG v. CoreValve, Inc. case, which involves aortic heart valve replacement technology. Edwards filed suit in 2008, alleging that Defendants…
  • Apr 21

    Chief Justice Finds Generics’ Entry Into Drug Maker's Exclusive Market Does Not Pose Threat of Irreparable Harm

    Chief Justice Finds Generics’ Entry Into Drug Maker's Exclusive Market Does Not Pose Threat of Irreparable Harm
    It is rarely in doubt that a drug-maker has the right to bar generic entry into an exclusive market when the drug-maker's patent is found valid and infringed by a generic applicant, or when such a finding is deemed reasonably...
  • Apr 18

    Judge Andrews Dismisses Unsupported Willfulness Allegation

    Judge Andrews Dismisses Unsupported Willfulness Allegation
    Judge Richard Andrews recently granted motions to dismiss claims of willful infringement in two cases brought by Steelhead Licensing LLC. Judge Andrews explained that there was apparently no reason for use of the word “willful” in the…
Rank this Week: 156

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Southwest Florida State Representative Arrested for Drunken Driving

    Southwest Florida State Representative Arrested for Drunken Driving
    On Monday April 21, Southwest Florida state Representative Dane Eagle was pulled over after running a red light and striking a curb.  Eagle, 30, was accused of drunken driving and subsequently arrested after refusing to submit to a field…
  • Apr 23

    Man Gets Behind Wheel with Suspended License After Arrest for Speedy Lap Around Manhattan

    Man Gets Behind Wheel with Suspended License After Arrest for Speedy Lap Around Manhattan
    In August of 2013, 32-year-old Adam Tang, also known as “Afroduck,” was arrested for speeding around Manhattan in 24 minutes.  According to Fox News, Tang made a 26 mile loop around the city in just over 24 minutes.  The…
  • Apr 22

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest
    On Friday April 18, Alexandria, LA police officers were patrolling an area when they noticed a man who had an active warrant driving a vehicle.  After making contact with Adam Nick, officers noticed that the suspect seemed to be…
Rank this Week: 188

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 23

    Cy-près awards turning access to justice ‘on its head’

    Cy-près awards turning access to justice ‘on its head’
    Courts are resorting to cy-près awards without scrutinizing lawyers’ attempts to locate class members, a major study of Canadian class action settlements has found.This can result in access to justice being “turned on…
  • Apr 23

    News roundup — April 23, 2014

    News roundup — April 23, 2014
    CanadaRail-safety rules to be strengthened by government in response to Lac-Magantic, ReutersNew finance minister says common securities regulator a 'priority', ReutersWorkSafeBC head promises swift changes in worker-protection agency, The…
  • Apr 22

    Ryerson LPP wants input from in-house

    Ryerson LPP wants input from in-house
    Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program is looking for in-house counsel to provide advice, mentorship, and placements.“We’ve been looking for advice from in-house counsel as to how to get their expertise infused in the…
Rank this Week: 154

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 160

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Apr 23

    LegalEyes for April 23, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 23, 2014
    by ACS Staff   At The Daily Beast, Geoffrey R. Stone, former ACS Board Chair and current Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors for the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter as well as Co-Faculty Advisor for the University…
  • Apr 22

    LegalEyes for April 22, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 22, 2014
    by ACS Staff Today, the Supreme Court “upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.” In a dissenting opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that…
  • Apr 21

    Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated

    Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated
    by Mark M. Jaycox, Legislative Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which governs when service providers may disclose private online messages like Twitter direct messages, was ahead of its…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Apr 23

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed charges against an attorney, alleging that he withdrew funds from an account that was to be held as custodian to pay solely for his daughter's education and related expenses. The account was set...
  • Apr 23

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension
    A Colorado Hearing Panel has ordered a three-year suspension in a rather unusual case involving false statements [The attorney] engaged in misconduct in the course of seeking to adopt her second cousin’s baby. She circumvented proper…
  • Apr 23

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation
    More from Colorado In February 2013, [attorney] Gillum and his girlfriend got into an argument after drinking together, and Gillum’s girlfriend decided to try to find a cab. Gillum drove after her in his car. He pushed her down, grabbed...
Rank this Week: 148

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue
    Smithsonian National Museum of American HistoryDr. Robert Jackler, “Freedom to Vape”: Unregulated Exuberance in Electronic Cigarette Advertising (Dr. Jackler is talking to FDA and to Congress about the same issues on his trip to…
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 158

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 172

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 23

    Case Study: How an International Media Giant Reduced Workers’ Compensation Cost

    Case Study: How an International Media Giant Reduced Workers’ Compensation Cost
    A worldwide publishing business employing 30,000 employees in diverse positions (clerical, reporters, heavy-machine operators, and fleet drivers) was having little success containing workers’ compensation costs, which were rising every…
  • Apr 23

    Louisiana Employer Cited, Facing Nearly $78K in Fine

    Louisiana Employer Cited, Facing Nearly $78K in Fine
    Fines nearing $78,000 is what one Louisiana employer is looking at after a follow-up inspection for safety reasons.   The U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited U.S. Minerals…
  • Apr 22

    Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employer

    Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employer
    Work comp and the indirect approach – tips for employers.   There are many tools employers can use to solve their workers comp problems. The answer to the problem can be a traditional solution, but workers compensation is a moving…
Rank this Week: 174

Mexican Law Blog

Mexican Law Blog

Covers businesses and opportunities in Mexico. By Alberto Esenaro.

http://mexicanlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 184

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Apr 23

    The Department of Justice's Operation Choke Point

    The Department of Justice's Operation Choke Point
    Daniel Colbert has published Operation Choke Point: Using an Old Tool in a New Way in the American Criminal Law Review. The piece discusses a program of the U.S. Department of Justice aimed, among other things, at stopping fraud by...
  • Apr 22

    California bill takes aim at restrictions on consumer speech

    California bill takes aim at restrictions on consumer speech
    Seeking to protect California consumers from the type of "non-disparagement clause" infamously wielded against John and Jen Palmer in the KlearGear case, California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has introduced a bill to ban…
  • Apr 22

    A small business owner's argument in favor of raising the minimum wage

    A small business owner's argument in favor of raising the minimum wage
    Worth reading, in Slate. An excerpt: A higher minimum wage helps reduce the structural advantages large corporations have over small businesses, and that in turn helps create a context where high-quality independent businesses can thrive by…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Apr 23

    6th Circuit recognizes telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation

    6th Circuit recognizes telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation
    In Core v. Champaign County Board of County Commissioners, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio opined that telecommuting (i.e., work-from-home) might be an ADA reasonable accommodation under the right circumstances, but…
  • Apr 22

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave
    The plaintiff in Demyanovich v. Cadon Plating & Coatings (6th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014) suffered from congestive heart failure. He returned from his latest FMLA leave in 2009 with a no-overtime medical restriction. The employer,…
  • Apr 21

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?
    According to a recent survey conducted by background-screening company EmployeeScreenIQ, resume lies are more of a deal breaker for employers than past crimes. Of the 600 HR professionals surveyed 45 percent said that they routinely ding…
Rank this Week: 203

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 23

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule
    Rick Hills (NYU) has posted Hydrofracking and Home Rule: Defending and Defining an Anti-Preemption Canon of Statutory Construction in New York (Albany Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Extracting natural gas through hydraulic…
  • Apr 22

    Mortgage Debt Relief Equals Big Tax Bill?

    Mortgage Debt Relief Equals Big Tax Bill?
    The Washington Post reports that many homeowners who received principal write-downs as part of national efforts to blunt the harsh effects of the housing crisis, and thereby avoid additional foreclosures, are now facing sizable income tax…
  • Apr 22

    The Tragedy of the Bay Area Housing Market

    The Tragedy of the Bay Area Housing Market
    TechCrunch has a lengthy piece on the housing fiasco in the San Francisco area: San Francisco has a roughly thirty-five percent homeownership rate. Then 172,000 units of the city’s 376,940 housing units are under rent control. (That’s…
Rank this Week: 161

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 22

    So They Were Shooting A Gun In The Woods. What’s The Big Deal?

    So They Were Shooting A Gun In The Woods. What’s The Big Deal?
    So this couple was shooting a gun in the woods. What’s the big deal? Well, there are all kinds of woods. As reported by The Bradenton Herald: A man and a woman have been charged with getting drunk and shooting at a tree at G.T. Bray…
  • Apr 21

    Everything Sticks To Duct Tape, Including DNA

    Everything Sticks To Duct Tape, Including DNA
    So maybe it’s not CSI, but it’s damn impressive nevertheless. As reported by www.big1059.com out of Miami,Florida: An Akron man who pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and robbery will spend six years in prison. 40-year-old…
  • Apr 20

    Addicted To Walmart?

    Addicted To Walmart?
    Maybe it’s not an addiction. A fetish? Whatever the reason, this gent is flat out not allowed to go to this Walmart, but he can’t help himself. As reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News: A man went into a local discount…
Rank this Week: 198

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Wage Theft -- Another Assault on Workers' Compensation

    Wage Theft -- Another Assault on Workers' Compensation
    As corporate American devises new methods to reduce wages it also assaults the injured workers' benefit safety net including workers' compensation insurance. It results in rate benefits to go down and premium bases to become inadequate to pay…
  • Apr 21

    President of Roofing Company Pleads Guilty to Felony for Scheme to Avoid Paying Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Insurance Premium

    President of Roofing Company Pleads Guilty to Felony for Scheme to Avoid Paying Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Insurance Premium
    Acting NJ Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that the president of a roofing company pleaded guilty today to providing false and misleading information to the company’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier in order to…
  • Apr 21

    Inside low-wage workers' plan to sue McDonald's — and win

    Inside low-wage workers' plan to sue McDonald's — and win
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.msnbc.com The wage theft lawsuits filed against McDonald’s last week in New York, Michigan and California threaten to breach a wall that for decades has protected…
Rank this Week: 196

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Apr 22

    Hey New York Life | Can You See What I See?

    Hey New York Life | Can You See What I See?
    Here's yet another example of efforts of the settlement secondary market to create consumer confusion. New York Life is the victim. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on…
  • Apr 16

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment
    Structured settlements can now include an S&P 500 index-linked annuity adjustment feature, thanks to Pacific Life, which rolled out its rider on April 17, 2014, following its obtaining a... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Apr 16

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP
    SHP Financial continues to make outrageous claims in tweets to solicit the purchase of structured settlement payment rights by individual investors. Why is this necessary? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
Rank this Week: 201

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not
    We've Found Shakespeare's Dictionary!--We got it on Ebay!  So goes the headline (lightly paraphrased).  Well you never say never, but my guess is no.  Not that I've done anything like actually review the evidence, but the very…
  • Apr 20

    Reasonable Stalin

    Reasonable Stalin
    HG Wells' interview with Joseph Stalin, lately rescusitated by the New Statesman is a delight in many ways, not all of them predictable.  We have Wells' callow, self-admiring pomposity, like a giant gaseous Lieutenant Fuzz--no surprise…
  • Apr 19

    Can't Anybody Play This Game?

    Can't Anybody Play This Game?
    I read Rick Perlstein's Goldwater book a few years back with pleasure and profit.  I picked up a copy of Nixonland but it has been languishing on the shelf.  Seeing that he has another on the way, I figured it was time I played…
Rank this Week: 200

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest
    We had great turnout for the National Library Week Candy Jar Contest this year with a total of 22 submissions. Thanks to everyone for participating!The total pieces of wrapped candy in the jar was 143. There was an errant jellybean at the…
  • Apr 21

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost
    The ABA Journal online reported Pets in France get legal status as ‘living beings capable of feelings’ (April 18, 2014). What an interesting development! I decided to track down the actual law.The ABA Journal linked to the…
  • Apr 18

    Listmania

    Listmania
    We've all seen the "Top Ten" titles, scrawled like sirens across webpages and magazine covers, inviting us to view the best-dressed stars, worst movies, most-promising performers, or lowest-cost-of-living cities. Turns out, lawyers aren't…
Rank this Week: 204

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

    Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report
    Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through March 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 96.0% complete, procurement is 94.6%,…
  • Apr 21

    Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Files Resolution in Support of Trunkline LNG Export Project

    Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Files Resolution in Support of Trunkline LNG Export Project
    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish, La., filed with FERC a copy of a resolution it adopted in support of Trunkline LNG’s Lake Charles export project, which is proposed to be located in the…
  • Apr 21

    Alaska Legislature Approves State Participation in LNG Project

    Alaska Legislature Approves State Participation in LNG Project
    The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that the Alaska legislature has approved the state’s participation in the Alaska LNG Project, consisting of a proposed 800 mile pipeline to access North Slope gas supplies and a proposed…
Rank this Week: 199

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: 194

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!
    With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu – The City of London Police…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Titivation

    Tuesday Titivation
    This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter aestivation, which are unrelated to each…
  • Apr 18

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?
    A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive, read in conjunction with paragraph 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 185

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 159

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

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

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Apr 21

    Update-Crash on I15 Near Inkom Causes Spill

    Update-Crash on I15 Near Inkom Causes Spill
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 175

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Apr 21

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Since the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Kaplan, No. 13-3408, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6490 (6th Cir. April 9, 2014), the media has focused on the fall-out of the ruling for the U.S.…
  • Apr 17

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill Deciding yet another discovery battle in Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Case No. 3:13-CV-00581 (N.D. Cal. April 11, 2014), the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has shut…
  • Apr 15

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer
    By Laura J. Maechtlen and Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain  As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Texas…
Rank this Week: 189

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 147

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 202

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 17

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right
    The Baltimore Business Journal reports that Maryland lawmakers are considering creating a birth injury fund. While on its face this may seem like a wonderful and well-intentioned idea, it would ultimately hurt those families who are most…
  • Apr 15

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year
    CBS News reports that each year 12 million adults who receive outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed in the United States. The report relies on a new study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. That 12 million number means…
  • Apr 10

    Florida Joins Illinois in Rejecting Medical Malpractice Damage Caps as Unconstitutional

    Florida Joins Illinois in Rejecting Medical Malpractice Damage Caps as Unconstitutional
    The Florida Supreme Court struck down that state’s cap on wrongful death non-economic damages because the cap violated the equal protection clause of Florida’s constitution. Justice Lewis wrote for the Court that the $1 million…
Rank this Week: 152