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Legal Medicine

Legal Medicine

Covers medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation. By Dan Frith and Lauren Morgan Ellerman.

http://legalmedicine.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?
    I am currently reading a magazine written for the long term care industry. There is a column called Dear Dr Jeff wherein readers ask questions and a doctor, Dr. Jeff, presumably a gerontologist, responds.Today the topic is tort reform and Dr.…
  • Jan 27

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB
    This morning I had a conversation with a friend about his Mom needing rehabilitation post surgery.Last week I discussed with a colleague how her Mom had just been discharged from a rehab facility after two falls and two hip fractures (one of…
  • Jan 9

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED
    The New York Times published a great article last week titled, "Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported."The opening sentence says it all:
Rank this Week: 107

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 117

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce &…

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support and divorce.

http://haslerlaw2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet
    Be careful of what you get. I have said this before but not quite as well as Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. does with its Is LegalZoom Legal?
  • Mar 20

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse
    If you have a family business then read the following from The Williston Herald, Family roles play a part in farm operation, succession A family death brings questions about new roles: "To help deal with in-laws, Hanson is now a firm believer…
  • Mar 19

    Why Estate Planning?

    Why Estate Planning?
    Give Allinotte Law Office's Do you want to deal with this now or let your family deal with it later? a read. I think the article points out a few things not usually thought of when thinking of estate planning. Both the things needing…
Rank this Week: 132

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Jun 28

    Trader Agrees to Settle Claims Relating to Hacked News Release Scheme-Recovery exceeds $52 Million

    Trader Agrees to Settle Claims Relating to Hacked News Release Scheme-Recovery exceeds $52 Million
    Going Public LawyerThe SEC announced on May 4th, 2016 that it had entered into a settlement agreement, subject to court approval, with defendant Oleksandr Makarov in a case alleging a scheme to trade on hacked news releases. In August…
Rank this Week: 154

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Self-Employment Tax While Employed???

    The Self-Employment Tax While Employed???
    One of my clients was quite upset this morning. She had received an IRS Automated Underreporting Unit (AUR) notice alleging that she owed about $4,000 in additional tax. She sent me a copy of the notice and I looked at the change: The IRS…
  • Jun 22

    A Train to Nowhere

    A Train to Nowhere
    I haven’t posted on California’s bullet train in some time (I’m no longer a resident of the Bronze Golden State), but it’s time to once more post about the train to nowhere. In theory, this train will connect Los…
  • Jun 20

    FBAR Deadline Approache

    FBAR Deadline Approache
    Ten days from today is June 30th. That’s the deadline for filing Form 114, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the “FBAR”). There are no extensions available. The FBAR is a report. There is no tax to pay.…
Rank this Week: 369

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Some Legal Dramas For the Summer

    Some Legal Dramas For the Summer
    ICYMI: two legal dramas of note for summertime binge watching.Injustice is a British series (ITV) starring James Purefoy as barrister William (Will) Travers who leaves the practice of criminal law after an important case goes awry for…
  • Jun 28

    Our friend Jose Calvo Gonzalez has…

    Our friend Jose Calvo Gonzalez has received an honorary doctoratefrom the University Ricardo Palma,Professor Calvo is a well known scholar in the area of law and literature; he teaches at the University of Malaga. The University was named for…
  • Jun 28

    A New Issue of NoFo Is Available (No. 13, 2016)

    A New Issue of NoFo Is Available (No. 13, 2016)
    Via Monica López Lerma, Editor, NoFo, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Reed College:The new issue of NoFo is available (No. 13, 2016). Here is the content:ARTICLESHere and Now: From ‘Aestheticizing Politics’ to…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
Rank this Week: 337

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 28

    Article on Louisiana Succession Law

    Article on Louisiana Succession Law
    Dorothy F. Jackson recently published an Article entitled, Contemporary Issues on Louisiana Law: Successions—To Be Shared Equally or to Share and Share Alike?, S.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming Spring 2016). Provided below is an introduction to the…
  • Jun 28

    Inheritance Considerations for Wealthy Estate

    Inheritance Considerations for Wealthy Estate
    Being submerged in one of the greatest wealth transfers in history, can force an estate planner to not only pay attention to financial strategies for a high-income individual’s estate but also the psychological and emotional impacts of such…
  • Jun 28

    No Rush to Determine Prince's Heir

    No Rush to Determine Prince's Heir
    The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate is in no hurry to determine the heirs to Prince’s $300 million fortune. His sister, five half-siblings, and several others have laid claim to a cut of his fortune. On Monday, there was a...
Rank this Week: 229

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 259

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 291

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    A Tale Of Two Judges, Part II

    A Tale Of Two Judges, Part II
    This post is the second in a two part series investigating the impact of public criticism of judges on an independent judiciary.  In this post we will look at the matter of California v Brock Turner, a criminal case in which a…
  • Jun 23

    California Court Rules Bicyclists Are Subject to Reckless Driving Law

    California Court Rules Bicyclists Are Subject to Reckless Driving Law
    As a bicyclist, I frequently ride around Alameda on our beautiful trails around the San Francisco Bay.  While riding on these paths, I often encounter pedestrians sharing the trail.  As a matter of safety,  I call out…
  • Jun 20

    A Tale Of Two Judge

    A Tale Of Two Judge
    Two judges have come under national scrutiny lately, United States District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, and Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge, Aaron Persky. Judge Curiel is the judge in the Trump University Case. Judge Perksy presided over…
Rank this Week: 350

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 274

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, debt and foreclosures. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jun 28

    Disabled Borrowers and Student Loan

    Disabled Borrowers and Student Loan
    For many U.S students who have been found to suffer from “total and permanent” disabilities, there was some good news recently released by the Department of Education. The Department has sent letters to those who fit the criteria…
  • Jun 23

    Can Filing For Bankruptcy Hurt My Career?

    Can Filing For Bankruptcy Hurt My Career?
    In the past the question of whether or not filing for bankruptcy could impact your career would be a non-starter. Very few job postings would entail the process of a credit check. Unless you were attempting to secure a position in a bank,…
  • Jun 21

    Are Teachers Entitled To Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Are Teachers Entitled To Student Loan Forgiveness?
    Do teachers get the opportunity for student loan forgiveness that others in various industries are unable to access? If you looked particularly at the Texas Education Agency you would believe that to be true. It only applies under certain…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Jun 28

    CFPB releases monthly "complaint snapshot" about consumer loan

    CFPB releases monthly "complaint snapshot" about consumer loan
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released a monthly "complaint snapshot" highlighting complaints about consumer loans, including vehicle loans and leases, installment loans, title loans, and pawn loans. The report shows that…
  • Jun 28

    Coverage of the VW emissions settlement

    Coverage of the VW emissions settlement
    Confirming the reports last week of a settlement of the VW emissions lawsuit, the parties today announced that VW will pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Volkswagen will offer…
  • Jun 26

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Affected businesses are likely to sue (in court, ironically) to try to block [the CFPB arbitration proposal]. In a move that conjures up the famous scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which Cleavon Little takes…
Rank this Week: 208

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 152

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 28

    Final SCOTUS order list has nine Mathis GVRs ... and I suspect hundreds more cases will be impacted

    Final SCOTUS order list has nine Mathis GVRs ... and I suspect hundreds more cases will be impacted
    The Supreme Court this morning finished up its work before heading out on summer vacation by issuing this order list. Though the Justices granted review in eight new cases, none appear to involve criminal justice issues. But the order list...
  • Jun 28

    Overview of state-level sentencing and criminal justice reform development

    Overview of state-level sentencing and criminal justice reform development
    The Pew Charitable Trusts has this new Stateline report headlined "Prisons, Policing at Forefront of State Criminal Justice Action." Here are excertps: Faced with overcrowded prisons and evidence that lengthy sentences don’t deter…
  • Jun 28

    "The Criminal Justice Black Box"

    "The Criminal Justice Black Box"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Samuel Wiseman and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Big data” — the collection and statistical analysis of numerous digital data points —...
Rank this Week: 218

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 275

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
  • Jun 28

    After Ex-Wife Empties his IRA, Client Wins $400K in Damages from Wells Fargo

    After Ex-Wife Empties his IRA, Client Wins $400K in Damages from Wells Fargo
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:FINRA has awarded Mark Schroeder, a doctor in St. Louis, who opened his IRA with A.G. Edwards in 1999 (Edwards later merged with Wells Fargo), more than $400,000 because Wells Fargo…
  • Jun 27

    The Reality of Investment Risk

    The Reality of Investment Risk
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Risk is the possibility that a negative financial outcome that matters to you might occur. Unfortunately, there always will be risks involved when making investments in stocks, bonds and…
  • Jun 23

    DiCaprio To Testify In ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Suit

    DiCaprio To Testify In ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Suit
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A federal judge ordered actor Leonardo DiCaprio to be deposed because of his role in the Academy Award nominated film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Andrew Greene, the plaintiff in…
Rank this Week: 279

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jun 28

    Defendant Holds Himself in Contempt (And It’s the Only Thing He Did Right)

    Defendant Holds Himself in Contempt (And It’s the Only Thing He Did Right)
    He also convinced the judge to do it, just for good measure.        Related StoriesNOTE: Don't Wear Pajamas to Court 
  • Jun 25

    Assorted Stupidity #91

    Assorted Stupidity #91
    In this edition: Brexit may have involved Bruninformed voting; an interesting stress reaction; Oklahoma police *may* let you keep your own money; and yet another Facebook-admission case.        Related…
  • Jun 21

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify
    She'd have destroyed them on cross-examination anyway.        Related StoriesSovereign Citizens Also Bothering ScotlandIs It Illegal to Use a Legal Name?Dachshund Racing Declared Illegal in Idaho 
Rank this Week: 249

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    An E-Mail

    An E-Mail
    I got an e-mail from an old friend. Who just happens to be one of the best young attorneys I know.Simply superb.He started out the e-mail nice but then held me to task for what he felt were unfair statements I had made regarding Dianna…
  • Jun 28

    What Is Economics?

    What Is Economics?
    If you understand this, then you will understand why Brexit will fail in the short term, succeed for a time afterwards, and fail in the long term.Economics is a system of trust.A system of trust that denotes itself in currency, loans, and…
  • Jun 28

    Administration of the Courts: Great Job on the New Site

    Administration of the Courts: Great Job on the New Site
    The New Mexico Court's website got an overhaul, and it looks stunning.The interface needs a little more work, but there are wonderful features on there as well.A link for the interpreters and a clear self-help link is absolutely golden.AOC…
Rank this Week: 299

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

Covers news and legal commentary on issues related to the smart grid, including activities at state regulatory commissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Stevens & Lee.

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Jun 28

    Quadrennial Energy Review Comments Due

    Quadrennial Energy Review Comments Due
    By: Gatsheena Beauplan What is the Quadrennial Energy Review? The QER enables the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions for over a four-year time period. As directed by the…
  • Jun 27

    Join Orange Button Today!

    Join Orange Button Today!
    Industry Wide Collaboration to Drive Solar Costs Down Through Efficient Data Exchange By: Gatsheena Beauplan  The Orange ButtonSM initiative has launched! As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative,…
  • Apr 20

    CPUC Begins Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Resources and Utility Incentive

    CPUC Begins Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Resources and Utility Incentive
    The Public Utilities Commission of California (CPUC) recently introduced a draft regulatory incentive proposal addressing issues regarding the utilities’ business models, financial interests and role with respect to distributed…
Rank this Week: 160

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination
    Although there are conflicting authorities on the subject in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding it is not appropriate for a Court to order a Plaintiff to sign a…
  • Jun 27

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $80,000 for a permanent,…
  • Jun 27

    $265,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder

    $265,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder
    In what is one of the highest non-pecuniary awards in Canadian history for psychiatric injuries, reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages of $265,000 for…
Rank this Week: 329

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 189

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Jun 28

    One trade freedom we could do without

    One trade freedom we could do without
    Supporters of Brexit and campaigners for animal welfare are not natural bedfellows. And indeed my quick poll of the intuitive reaction to Thursday’s vote revealed anxiety about a future race to the bottom in terms of welfare standards…
  • Jun 28

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?
    It is only four days since the UK public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. A lot of people are now arguing for a second referendum. But would that be democratic?  Like many people who voted to remain, I have been feeling down…
  • Jun 28

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?
    It is only four days since the UK public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. A lot of people are now arguing for a second referendum. But would that be democratic?  Like many people who voted to remain, I have been feeling down…
Rank this Week: 219

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number
    Protecting patient information is a central duty for both covered entities and business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Should a HIPAA-subject entity ever fail to protect patient…
  • Jun 16

    FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing App

    FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing App
    On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had approved an order with General Workings, Inc., d/b/a “Vulcun,” settling charges that the company violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) when it replaced a…
  • Jun 15

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise
    For retailers, the costs involved with a credit card data breach go well beyond the immediate needs of retaining a privileged forensic investigator, hiring outside counsel and public relations and crisis management advisors, and notifying…
Rank this Week: 378

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean
    For many people around the world, their most direct contact with the United States is through the operations of American corporations. So it is in our interest that these companies respect human rights.
  • Jun 24

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only…
  • Jun 20

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!
    Women refugees have been intimidated, leered at, and targeted by smugglers, uniformed guards, and fellow refugees along their arduous journey.
Rank this Week: 240

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted
    In 2014, new laws regarding the crime of human trafficking were passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The criminal aspect of these new laws were tested for the first time earlier last month (May 2016)…
  • May 10

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction
    A one-time law student was convicted of conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in association with the role he played in a drug ring that used the Internet to order synthetic chemicals from China and…
  • Apr 18

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud
    Many people are arrested by police when suspicions are raised in cases when they’re pulled over for simple traffic stops. This also frequently happens when law enforcement is given access to people’s homes for indeterminate…
Rank this Week: 339

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 382

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Lighthouse = wet foot

    Lighthouse = wet foot
    Interesting decision by Judge Gayles.  Via the Miami Herald:After more than five weeks bobbing offshore in a Coast Guard cutter, 21 Cuban migrants are headed back to Cuban soil. Federal Judge Darrin Gayles ruled Tuesday that the…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper
    It's partly because there's only 8 Justices (see, e.g., the immigration case).  It's partly because the Court didn't have as many cases as usual (and even that's been very low in recent years).  And it's partly because the Court…
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
Rank this Week: 345

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 247

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional
    Laws in New Jersey and many other states protect workers’ right and ability to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining with employers. Some states, however, have passed laws aimed at significantly reducing workers’…
  • Jun 20

    Proposed Jersey City Ordinance Would Mandate Minimum Work Week for Certain Employee

    Proposed Jersey City Ordinance Would Mandate Minimum Work Week for Certain Employee
    A controversial proposed ordinance, Ordinance 16.081, in Jersey City, New Jersey would mandate a minimum workweek of 30 hours for certain employees engaged in “business services.” The ordinance’s stated purpose is…
  • Jun 10

    Deadlocked Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Ruling on Public Sector Union Due

    Deadlocked Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Ruling on Public Sector Union Due
    A challenge to a state law mandating the payment of union fees by certain public employees met with an unusual, if not unexpected, end in March. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in January 2016 in Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers…
Rank this Week: 270

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Out-of-Pocket Hospital Costs are Increasing in Chicago

    Out-of-Pocket Hospital Costs are Increasing in Chicago
    Many people assume that if they have health insurance, they will be protected from big medical bills if they are ever hurt or injured. Unfortunately, it is not until after a car accident or other incident occurs that these individuals realize…
  • Jun 27

    Impaired Driving Laws in Chicago and the Rights of Victim

    Impaired Driving Laws in Chicago and the Rights of Victim
    Illinois takes driving under the influence very seriously. In the state, “driving under the influence” is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs including marijuana, or intoxicating compounds.…
  • Jun 16

    Chicago Should of the Road Accidents Can be Deadly

    Chicago Should of the Road Accidents Can be Deadly
    Car problems and emergencies happen when you drive in and around Chicago. Often, a motorist has little or no warning before a problem arises, forcing her to consider alternative plans without a lot of time to decide on a strategy. Depending…
Rank this Week: 158

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    United States v. Grovo, Nos. 15-30016,…

    United States v. Grovo, Nos. 15-30016, 15-30027 (Fisher with Watford and Walter (W.D. La.) --- The Ninth Circuit affirmed convictions for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise under 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(g) and conspiracy to advertize…
  • Jun 26

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Goes Generic - Cisneros and Categorical Analysis of Oregon Prior

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Goes Generic - Cisneros and Categorical Analysis of Oregon Prior
     Just another “generic” decision (happily!)United States v. Cisneros, 2016 WL 3435389 (9thCir. June 22, 2016), decision available here. The Hon. Judge N.R. SmithPlayers: Decision by Judge N.R. Smith, joined by Judges Goodwin…
  • Jun 23

    Two rulings in favor of criminal…

    Two rulings in favor of criminal defendants today, both involving issues that follow in the wake of Johnson v. United States, 135. S. Ct. 2551 (2015). [Ed. note: I (Keith Hilzendeger) represent the petitioner in the second case…
Rank this Week: 309

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    Hate Crimes Down, Elder Abuse Up in Minnesota

    Hate Crimes Down, Elder Abuse Up in Minnesota
    New statistics show that hate crimes in Minnesota are falling, but cases of elder abuse are on the rise. Today, we take a look at both crimes to learn why. Hate Crimes in Minnesota Hate crimes, otherwise known as bias crimes, are categorized…
  • Jun 27

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera
    Assuming all goes as planned, St. Paul police officers will be outfitted with body cameras by the end of the fall. It seemed like the most difficult hurdle was cleared last month when laws were passed regarding the use of body cameras and…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
    The United States Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s Implied Consent law, which states that it’s a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless breath test if a cop believes a person is driving under the influence of alcohol.…
Rank this Week: 360

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Storman's Inc. v. Wiesman,  (Docket No. 15-682, cert. denied 6/28/2016), but over a 15-page dissent to the denial of certiorari written by Justice Alito and joined by Chief Justice Roberts…
  • Jun 28

    British Court Rejects Challenge To Local Anti-Israel BDS Resolution

    British Court Rejects Challenge To Local Anti-Israel BDS Resolution
    In Britain today, a 2-judge panel of the England and Wales High Court rejected a challenge by a Jewish human rights group to anti-Israel resolutions passed by three local councils.  In Jewish Rights Watch (t/a Jewish Human Rights…
  • Jun 28

    Study Finds Global Restrictions On Religion Are Easing

    Study Finds Global Restrictions On Religion Are Easing
    The Pew Research Center last week released its latest report on Trends in Global Restrictions on Religion. The report covers calendar year 2014.  Summarizing its findings, the report says in part:Of the 198 countries included in the…
Rank this Week: 374

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND

    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND
    There was a shooting at a bar named Grumpys. So naturally, famed (and often Grumpy) Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Alex Michaels has the case.Here is the link to the video of the shooting, courtesy of the Miami Herald and David…
  • Jun 27

    MCDONNELL CONVICTION OVERTURNED

    MCDONNELL CONVICTION OVERTURNED
    The United States Supreme Court (motto: "eight is enough") unanimously overturned the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.This conviction always troubled us. We had some very tangential contact with the defense- and the…
  • Jun 24

    BREXIT

    BREXIT
     Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[ last for a thousand years, men and woman will still say, This was NOT their finest hour.First, some local…
Rank this Week: 334

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 28

    Harmonizing consumer insolvency law

    Harmonizing consumer insolvency law
    In contrast to the cacophony created by Brexit, EU authorities have been working for several years on a project to move toward greater harmony among the discordant insolvency laws of the Member States. Though the project is focused on…
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
Rank this Week: 390

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Moral of the Story: Don't Be Greedy.

    Moral of the Story: Don't Be Greedy.
    This is an unfortunate tale, and also a serious transgression.Can the Bar and voluntary associations do more to address these issues before they get out of hand?Steffens said his troubles began when his first marriage ended."Unfortunately I…
  • Jun 27

    Bang Bang I Shot Your Down (Monday!)

    Bang Bang I Shot Your Down (Monday!)
    Let's ease into the week with a nice cruise-related alligator eats baby lawsuit update? Is there something somebody wants me to report on?If not I'll have to get back with you.Stay tuned.....Happpppppy MOOONday!!
  • Jun 27

    Happy Pride Y'all!

    Happy Pride Y'all!
Rank this Week: 356

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 28

    How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?

    How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?
    Time for an issue-spotter pop quiz. I'll paraphrase the setup from this CDT article, Teen fired after asking for the same pay as her male co-worker at a pizza shop (assuming the facts as-reported are true):A young woman calls her…
  • Jun 27

    Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law case

    Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law case
    A few entertaining employment law cases for your enjoyment:Say it ain't so! Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment (and other discrimination) allegations from his former drummer and the drummer's wife. Confession: I'm a closet Eddie Money…
  • Jun 24

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit
    I've done a few interviews recently regarding the new FLSA overtime regulations (you can read my whitepaper summarizing the changes here). Check out TSheets CEO Matt Rissell's latest Forbes article, One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect…
Rank this Week: 351

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday June 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTMany custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now…
  • Jun 27

    Legal Aid Funding to Increase Provincially

    Legal Aid Funding to Increase Provincially
    Provincial Legal Aid will be provided with $30 million per year from the Justice Department. This, coming after 13 years of federal contributions remaining stagnant at $112 million per year. “All Canadians — no matter their…
  • Jun 27

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of June 27, 2016

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of June 27, 2016
    Here are the leading headlines from Wise Law on TwitterLaw Society to honour renowned legal luminaries (press release)Snoop Dogg in legal fight with MLSE over "Leafs By Snoop" marijuana product lineMitch Kowalski: Why small is beautiful…
Rank this Week: 372

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 140

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 28

    When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod

    When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod
    The post The GC of my company left and my colleague was promoted instead of me to take over the department. I still like my job, but is it the right career move to leave? The post When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod appeared on…
  • Jun 26

    Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms for 2017

    Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms for 2017
    Vault's Law 100 Rankings for 2017 are here, and there's a new king of law firm prestige. Cravath, Swaine & Moore tops the list at No. 1, ending the thirteen-year reign of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The post Vault’s Top 100…
  • Jun 23

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise
    Allstate's top lawyer is pushing back on first-year associate salaries rising to $180,000. The post Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raises appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 328

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jun 28

    README: Digital News from The New York Public Library

    README: Digital News from The New York Public Library
    “We are excited to share the first issue of README, a new e-newsletter covering digital happenings from around The New York Public Library” (via NYPL)
  • Jun 27

    Announcing Amazon Inspire, a Free Service for Digital Educational Resource

    Announcing Amazon Inspire, a Free Service for Digital Educational Resource
    “Today at ISTE 2016, Amazon announced Amazon Inspire, a free service for the search, discovery and distribution of digital educational resources. Developed in support of the company’s commitment to making digital classrooms a…
  • Jun 27

    Settlement reached in lawsuit over Alamo library item

    Settlement reached in lawsuit over Alamo library item
    “A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century and the Texas General Land Office reached a settlement Friday in a dispute over ownership of about 38,000 books and artifacts that had been kept at the Texas…
Rank this Week: 384

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 396

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Jun 28

    Texas trial advocates recognize individuals at annual event

    Texas trial advocates recognize individuals at annual event
    The Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates recognized several individuals at its annual dinner and CLE this month for their efforts in preserving and protecting the right to a civil jury trial. TEX-ABOTA is compromised of…
  • Jun 27

    To serve or not to serve?

    To serve or not to serve?
    Medical malpractice claims and the ever-evolving Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code are not for the faint of heart. In Passmore v. Baylor Health Care Systems, a recent 5th Circuit opinion, the court stepped into an area…
  • Jun 27

    DVAP plans 10 free legal clinics in July

    DVAP plans 10 free legal clinics in July
    The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 10 free legal clinics in July, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines.Applicants are asked to bring proof of…
Rank this Week: 333