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Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Yeah, that just happened...

    Yeah, that just happened...
     The NLJ's article Calling Justice Breyer: A Court Interrupted, begins:When the late Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in 1953 that justices are infallible “only because we are final,” he did not have cellphones in…
  • Apr 25

    Frivolous appeal sanction

    Frivolous appeal sanction
    Today 4/1 imposes $18,810 in sanctions against plaintiffs/appellants and counsel (jointly and severally) for a frivolous appeal here. Lots of good quotes here, and some good lessons, including why one shouldn't fight against res…
  • Apr 25

    Why does it take longer to affirm than to reverse?

    Why does it take longer to affirm than to reverse?
    Appellate stat-master Kirk Jenkins is back in today's DJ offering Why does it take longer to affirm than to reverse? He explains "at the California Supreme Court the time from grant to argument is typically several times as long as the…
Rank this Week: 166

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 97

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 278

The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 25

    Finals Help

    Finals Help
    Finals are looming and there are only two more weeks of classes.  Your brain may be starting to fail; you …Continue reading →
  • Apr 25

    Open Source Access to Scholarly Research

    Open Source Access to Scholarly Research
    Legal Publishers and others are making it tough for law libraries to maintain many of their collections. For example, Since …Continue reading →
  • Apr 21

    Bar Exam Resource

    Bar Exam Resource
    The Texas Tech Law Library aims to provide as much assistance as possible for our recent graduates, in addition to …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 269

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Apr 25

    Academic Publishing

    Academic Publishing
    Here are two videos from the Emory University Center for Faculty Development and Excellence. The first video is a presentation by Eric Schwartz of the Columbia University Press, explaining how academic presses operate: The second…
  • Apr 25

    Seventy-five years ago today, a chilly…

    Seventy-five years ago today, a chilly Saturday, my great-uncle Leopold and his wife Irene were marched through the streets of Wurzburg from a park to the train station for deportation to Poland. This is a photo of the procession. Leo...
  • Apr 24

    ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice CFP

    ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice CFP
    ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice: Call For Papers and Participation Sponsored by the Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, LA , November 10 & 11, 2017 Ten years ago, a group of…
Rank this Week: 289

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

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

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    New Hope for Relief From Pain of RSD/CRPS – Neridronic Acid

    New Hope for Relief From Pain of RSD/CRPS – Neridronic Acid
    Representing injured workers in Pennsylvania, we see many severe injuries.  One condition which certainly belongs in this category is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), otherwise known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). …
  • Mar 28

    Employee Paid By The Week At The Time Of The Work Injury, Regardless Whether He Was Paid Otherwise At Other Time

    Employee Paid By The Week At The Time Of The Work Injury, Regardless Whether He Was Paid Otherwise At Other Time
    This seems to be the month for Average Weekly Wage (AWW) cases.  If you have not been keeping up with our blog (first, shame on you! 😉 ), AWW is the calculation of an injured worker’s wages, which is used to determine the…
  • Mar 23

    Truck Driver for Apple Harvest Not Seasonal Employee

    Truck Driver for Apple Harvest Not Seasonal Employee
    As we have discussed previously, the vast majority of folks working in Pennsylvania are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.  However, the calculation of wages, for the purposes of awarding workers’ comp…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Apr 25

    State Bar of Texas announces 2017 winners of Law Day contest

    State Bar of Texas announces 2017 winners of Law Day contest
    The State Bar announced the winners of the annual Law Day essay, photography, and poster contests this month. Each year, Law Day is celebrated nationally on May 1 to honor the rule of law and underscore how law and the legal process…
  • Apr 21

    Sugar Land attorney elected State Bar of Texas board chair

    Sugar Land attorney elected State Bar of Texas board chair
    Rehan Alimohammad of Sugar Land was elected chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s April 21 meeting in Austin. Alimohammad will take office during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting to be held June…
  • Apr 21

    Discounts, deals, and seasonal saving

    Discounts, deals, and seasonal saving
    Visit your Beneplace discount website for fresh deals and spring savings! Bookmark the site and check back regularly for new offers, limited-time promotions and seasonal savings. Beneplace has new offers to help you get fit and lose weight.…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Apr 25

    So Just How Believable Does This Sound?

    So Just How Believable Does This Sound?
    Remember it's under oath in Judge Butchko's always well-run courtroom:Tomás Regalado said Monday that his concern is not the hotel industry but rather the residents. That was the focus of his November meeting with Lopez, who is…
  • Apr 24

    Stop, Look, and Listen!

    Stop, Look, and Listen!
    Finally a billionaire I like.The whole letter is the bomb.Liberal lawyers at Morgan Lewis -- there are many  -- what say you???To the firm leadership -- do you truly "see our clients as partners"?
  • Apr 21

    3d DCA Watch -- All Hail the Great "Determiner of Interpretive Questions" and "Resolver of Conflict Issues"!

    3d DCA Watch -- All Hail the Great "Determiner of Interpretive Questions" and "Resolver of Conflict Issues"!
    Oh bunker I love you, but trust me the overlords in Tally put their robes on one leg at a time (mostly) -- just like you do (mostly!):In Orthopedic Specialists II, the Supreme Court of Florida has now determined that…
Rank this Week: 133

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Ella At 100

    Ella At 100
    I would so much rather talk about Ella Fitzgerald's 100 years (she was born on April 25, 1917) than Donald Trump's 100 days. The rap on Ella was that she couldn't sing the blues.  Maybe not, but she was probably the greatest…
  • Apr 20

    Free Speech At Berkeley

    Free Speech At Berkeley
    "Freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. If you cannot speak... I mean, that's what marks us off. That's what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost…
  • Apr 11

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
Rank this Week: 178

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    How “Certified” is That Used Car?

    How “Certified” is That Used Car?
    Buying a used car can be nerve-wracking. Unless you are an expert when it comes to assessing automobiles, trying to figure out whether a vehicle is safe, reliable, and a good buy can push some folks into recalculating their finances,…
  • Apr 3

    The Most Common Injuries by State

    The Most Common Injuries by State
    Did you realize that, each time you see the doctor, your diagnosis and treatment are recorded using numeric medical codes? In the U.S., ICD codes, as they are known, are highly complex and detailed; physical injuries alone are described by…
  • May 20

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement
    Cancer is difficult enough to endure, with many uncomfortable procedures, without you or a loved one having to worry about undergoing unnecessary ones. But that’s exactly what it is alleged that 21st Century Oncology Inc., headquartered…
Rank this Week: 101

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 25

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa
    Iowa enacted a new law, Iowa House File 295, that prohibits counties and cities from regulating certain employment matters that are regulated by the state. On a practical level, for employers, this will reduce some compliance burdens,…
  • Apr 18

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent court case, stemming from an Iowa employer, may have a significant impact on how employers throughout Nebraska and Iowa view pay differential between employees. On April 3, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Dindinger…
  • Apr 17

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as FINRA, is undergoing a review of internal operations and programs as part of a review process dubbed FINRA 360. FINRA, as an independent self-regulatory organization with the overall goal…
Rank this Week: 184

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Apr 25

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi
    The battle over artist’s “estates” continues.
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
Rank this Week: 170

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth
    Sara Porter had it all.  She was a successful TV producer, and had just given birth to her 3rd child.  Sadly,  what was to be one of the happiest moments of her life turned into a tragedy. Following the birth of her 3rd…
  • Apr 24

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth
    Sara Porter had it all.  She was a successful TV producer, and had just given birth to her 3rd child.  Sadly,  what was to be one of the happiest moments of her life turned into a tragedy. Following the birth of her 3rd…
  • Apr 24

    Injured on the Job? Know Your Right

    Injured on the Job? Know Your Right
    Are you seeking a workers’ compensation attorney after an on-the-job injury? The experienced lawyers at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, can help you navigate the Florida workers’ comp system and get the compensation you deserve. To…
Rank this Week: 168

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 24

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

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

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement
    A claim for direct patent infringement could not be sustained where Microsoft software, even under the plaintiff’s theory of infringement, would have required additional user configuration before all claim elements were met. …
  • Apr 21

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court
    Uncertainty over IPR estoppel continues. In Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Meyer Products LLC, the Western District of Wisconsin recently ruled that grounds of invalidity left out of a petition for inter partes review are estopped and cannot be…
Rank this Week: 156

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

Provides health care regulatory, legislative, enforcement, legal, and management updates. From Solution Law Press.

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 218

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Apr 24

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 24, 2017 Osborne v. N.J. Transit, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 962 (App. Div. April 20, 2017) This week, the Appellate Division issued an unpublished opinion relating to…
  • Apr 14

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 7, 2017 Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. College of Ind., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5839, (7th Cir. [En banc], April 4, 2017) In a case we have been closely watching, the 7th Circuit,…
  • Apr 3

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 31, 2017 Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department (Complaint), Docket No. UNN-L-l979-13 (N.J. Superior Court, Union County, Final Verdict, March 27, 2017) An Elizabeth Fire…
Rank this Week: 119

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
  • Jan 31

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
    Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student…
Rank this Week: 163

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Build or Buy? The Evolution of Law Department Sourcing

    Build or Buy? The Evolution of Law Department Sourcing
    Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Jessen, SVP at Legal Business Solutions at UnitedLex about a survey recently completed with ALM on legal department insourcing, entitled "Build or Buy? The Evolution of Law…
  • Apr 21

    Law Librarians Do It Best… And With A Smile

    Law Librarians Do It Best… And With A Smile
    One of the best things I get to do as the incoming President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), is reach out to new members that have joined the association and talk with them on the phone. I find that the new members…
  • Mar 28

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Years ago I got into the legal speaking circuit after presenting on the future of the legal profession to a group of bar leaders. I called the presentation "Staying Relevant." I credit this moment with pushing me into the spotlight of change…
Rank this Week: 277

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 24

    4 Ways to Find Post-Divorce Happine

    4 Ways to Find Post-Divorce Happine
    Why is it that some people move on rather quickly after a divorce, while others don’t seem to move on with their lives? This question enters the minds of many spouses as they contemplate their own divorce, hoping that they…
  • Apr 17

    Google and Dating After Divorce

    Google and Dating After Divorce
    In today’s day and age, your online presence is important. In reality, your online presence could be viewed by your boss, co-workers, potential employers, your spouse’s divorce attorney, and post-divorce – by your…
  • Apr 10

    Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

    Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce
    In the 1980s and 1990s, it was “normal” in divorce cases for the children to end up living with the mother and for the father to see his children one evening a week and every other weekend. However, in recent years much has…
Rank this Week: 105

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Apr 24

    Account for a Lost Faith in Science

    Account for a Lost Faith in Science
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: This past weekend saw not just Earth Day, but also a nationwide "March for Science." On Saturday, people across the country, and in some other parts of the world, turned out in order to show support for the…
  • Apr 20

    Tell Your Mind to Wander

    Tell Your Mind to Wander
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In the law, the ability to mentally focus is prized. We expect it of our partners and advocates, look for it in selecting our teams, and encourage our jurors to practice it. Following the story, understanding the…
  • Apr 17

    Learn From (the Lack of) Civil Trial Movie

    Learn From (the Lack of) Civil Trial Movie
    by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Movies about courtroom trials are enjoyed by lawyers and the general public alike. The genre has earned its place among the classics with titles like To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Angry Men, Witness for the Prosecution,…
Rank this Week: 137

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
  • Apr 24

    The Round Up: Immigration Appeals, Vaginal Mesh, and Farage and Defamation

    The Round Up: Immigration Appeals, Vaginal Mesh, and Farage and Defamation
    IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK With election fever well and truly afflicting the exhausted electorate again, Gina Miller, of Article 50 fame, has launched a tactical voting initiative to back candidates who will “commit to keeping the options…
  • Apr 18

    The Round-Up: Legal Aid for prisoners in the Court of Appeal

    The Round-Up: Legal Aid for prisoners in the Court of Appeal
    The Court of Appeal last week partially granted an application for judicial review of the cuts to Legal Aid in certain categories of prison law. The judgment may change the face of legal representation for prisoners across the UK. The 2013…
  • Apr 13

    Right to die case allowed to proceed

    Right to die case allowed to proceed
    Conway, R(on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice[2017] EWCA Civ 275 The Court of Appeal has overturned the refusal of the Divisional Court to allow a motor neurone disease sufferer to challenge section (1) of…
Rank this Week: 177

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    That Was the Tax Season that Wa

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

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

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!
    Why in the world would anyone of sound mind and body declare more income than they actually earned? He or she would owe more tax, so there’s no reason to do this, right? No, there are actually two reasons people do this. They’re…
  • Apr 12

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Cash Isn’t Taxable

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Cash Isn’t Taxable
    I haven’t run this Bozo Tax Tip in a few years, but it reared its head again just a couple of weeks ago (as you read this). A new client came into my office for the preparation of his tax return. Everything went smoothly, and an hour or…
Rank this Week: 207

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Divorce and BPD: Traits of Anger in Borderline Personalitie

    Divorce and BPD: Traits of Anger in Borderline Personalitie
    Representing many clients through the past 20+ years in relationships with people with borderline traits, it is helpful to see new artciles that discuss the experiences of people in these relationships. Here, a discussion about the triggering…
  • Apr 18

    Illinois Divorce: Stress and Anxiety

    Illinois Divorce: Stress and Anxiety
    One of the priviledges that I have as a lawyer for some wonderful people going through a significant life change is the ability to interface with them about anxiety and depression. In some cases, the symptoms are being experienced by the…
  • Apr 5

    Illinois Divorce and BPD: Can it be Overcome?

    Illinois Divorce and BPD: Can it be Overcome?
    Is it possible for someone with BPD to overcome it by themselves with awareness? The short answer is no. The basic reasons why someone cannot overcome Borderline Personality Disorder on their own are: It is hard to be objective about…
Rank this Week: 245

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract
    The law recognizes that there is an imbalance of power between employees and employers. Employers hold the advantage in contract negotiations because they are in a more favourable position to pressure or influence employees into agreeing or…
  • Apr 17

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example
    For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful with the…
  • Apr 11

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?
    Upon other employer duties relevant to health and safety, the duty to provide competent supervisors may be the most important. An employer may have all the requirements of a safe workplace, however, having a supervisor that is negligent may…
Rank this Week: 98

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology
    Industry Standards of Care Law schools around the country have taught the TJ Hooper case1 for over fifty years. In that case, two barges carrying coal in 1928 from Virginia to New York sank during a severe storm. A claim was filed stating…
  • Apr 12

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw
    Security within an organization requires constant attention and continuous improvement. At Everlaw, the privacy and security of our customers’ information is of utmost importance. We recently announced that Everlaw achieved a SOC 2 Type…
  • Apr 4

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding
    How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More…
Rank this Week: 149

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17
    How Google Eats a Business Whole — “‘I didn’t understand the benefit to us,’ he said. ‘It’s a big ask. Like, ‘hey, let us tap into the most valuable thing that you have, that has taken years to…
  • Apr 17

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement
    On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit published its opinion in Mavrix Photographs v LiveJournal, a potentially significant decision touching on a number of provisions in Section 512 of the Copyright Act, which was passed as part of the…
  • Apr 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/14/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/14/17
    How Google Book Search Got Lost — Scott Rosenberg writes about how the service has become almost dormant: “The Google Books ‘History’ page trails off in 2007, and its blog stopped updating in 2012, after which it got…
Rank this Week: 189

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

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

    Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor

    Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor
    Disclosing protected health information (PHI) to a business associate without a compliant business associate agreement (BAA) is an improper disclosure under the HIPAA privacy and security regulations. According to the HHS Office for Civil…
  • Apr 20

    Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Expert

    Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Expert
    Facing increasingly pervasive issues relating to privacy and data security companies are faced with what qualifications they should think about when looking to hire experts in these areas, and their role within the company is becoming…
  • Apr 18

    New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act

    New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 15, making New Mexico the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law.  The law has an effective date of June 16, 2017 and follows the same general structure of many…
Rank this Week: 114

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Advisor James Vernon Regier Receives Customer Complaints Over Unsuitable Trade

    Advisor James Vernon Regier Receives Customer Complaints Over Unsuitable Trade
    Our law firm, Gana LLP, is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker James Vernon Regier (Regier), formerly associated with Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. The customer complaints allege that…
  • Apr 18

    Broker Charles Wiggle Jr Receives Multiple Customer Complaint

    Broker Charles Wiggle Jr Receives Multiple Customer Complaint
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys of Gana LLP are investigating potential recovery options for investors with broker Glenn Charles Wiggle Jr (Wiggle). According to BrokerCheck records Charles Wiggle has been subject to four…
  • Apr 18

    Broker Gerald O’Halloran Customer Complaints Alleging Securities Law Violation

    Broker Gerald O’Halloran Customer Complaints Alleging Securities Law Violation
    Gana LLP’s securities fraud investigation has uncovered a complaint filed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Gerald O’Halloran (O’Halloran). O’Halloran was  formerly associated…
Rank this Week: 221

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 248

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Kaplan Law, LLC.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Children’s Product Recalls Reach 10-year High

    Children’s Product Recalls Reach 10-year High
    2016 saw “the largest number of children’s product recalls in more than a decade,” according to the Chicago Tribune and a report published earlier this month by the non-profit watchdog group Kids in Danger. The unusually…
  • Apr 13

    Keizer Distracted Driving Case Breaks New Legal Ground

    Keizer Distracted Driving Case Breaks New Legal Ground
    A recent article in the Salem Statesman-Journal outlined a distracted driving conviction in Keizer that was a first for Oregon. According to the newspaper “a Medford woman became the first person ever to be convicted of causing another…
  • Mar 30

    Teens and Drunk Driving

    Teens and Drunk Driving
    A recent article – written by a doctor – in the New York Times states it bluntly: “The mix of drinking and driving is as dangerous to adolescents as you think it is, dangerous when adolescents are driving, and also dangerous…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Apr 19

    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 an entity subject to HIPAA fail to protect patient…
  • Apr 10

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico joined 47 states, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands when Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 15, codifying the Data Breach Notification Act.  With New Mexico becoming the 48th state…
  • Apr 5

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed
    On Monday, April 3, President Trump signed a bill repealing the privacy and security rules introduced in the FCC’s October 2016 Order.  Under the terms of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), those rules have now been entirely…
Rank this Week: 191

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 243

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    New Georgia Law Helps Save Live

    New Georgia Law Helps Save Live
    A recent Editor’s Pick in the Albany Herald discusses the positive impact of a law that we believe is important for many to know about. As is the case in other states, Georgia has a Good Samaritan law. Georgia’s Good…
  • Apr 14

    Atlanta Parents Alert: Bounce House Injurie

    Atlanta Parents Alert: Bounce House Injurie
    Inflatables are everywhere these days, especially in the spring and summer months. They attract kids and parents alike, with fantastic colors and cartoon-like big houses and slides and castles. They are lots of fun for all, but bounce houses…
  • Mar 31

    Distracted Driver Destroys Live

    Distracted Driver Destroys Live
    Over the years, we have shared posts about a wide variety of accidents with our readers. We do this because we want to help our readers understand why accidents happen and how to avoid them, if at all possible. Earlier this week, a…
Rank this Week: 94

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 217

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 18

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer
    The limitation periods which apply to construction claims are difficult to sort out at the best of times. They are even more complicated when the limitation period applies to a claim over for contribution or indemnity. That situation arises…
  • Apr 10

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario
    On March 22, 2017, a new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017 came into force in Ontario (the 2017 ICAA). The 2017 ICAA is contained in Schedule 5 to the Burden Reduction Act, 2017, SO 2017, c. 2.. The 2017 ICCA replaces the…
  • Apr 3

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra
    One of the most contentious issues in building contracts is mechanism to ensure that the contractor is guaranteed payment for extras, and that the owner is guaranteed not to pay for something that is not an extra. It would be simple to state…
Rank this Week: 249

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Massachusetts Nursing Home for Misuse of Psychotropic Drug

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Massachusetts Nursing Home for Misuse of Psychotropic Drug
    According to the AARP Foundation, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit between the family of Bobby Glenn Tweed and the nursing home they allege is responsible for his death. The family claims that the facility misused…
  • Apr 13

    What’s Causing the Increase in Dog Bite Claims?

    What’s Causing the Increase in Dog Bite Claims?
    National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs from April 9 to 15, aims to educate the public and dog owners about how to prevent dog bites. According to recent reports, dog bite claims over the past 10 years have skyrocketed. The information…
  • Apr 12

    Did you need a second hernia mesh surgery?

    Did you need a second hernia mesh surgery?
    Have you ever had a surgery to correct a hernia? Chances are, if you had such a surgery in the last ten years you were fitted with some type of hernia mesh to help the repaired hernia heal. Hernia mesh can be made from synthetic materials or…
Rank this Week: 141

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?
    The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) offers taxpayers with unreported income from foreign financial accounts a chance to come into compliance with the law. The program benefits taxpayers by offering lower penalties and…
  • Apr 17

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt
    The IRS Classification Settlement Program (CSP) is designed to allow businesses to settle a tax debt owed due misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Along with safe harbor relief under Section 530, the CSP can be an effective…
  • Apr 13

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?
    The IRS expanded its streamlined filing compliance procedures in 2014 to allow more taxpayers with offshore bank accounts to take advantage of the program. The procedures are now available to some taxpayers living in the United States, as…
Rank this Week: 122

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner
    There are no gatekeepers to prevent registrants from acquiring domain names incorporating marks that potentially violate third-party rights. Anyone, anywhere can acquire domain names composed of words and letters in languages not its own…
  • Apr 3

    Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture

    Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture
    There is a misconception among some trademark owners and their counsel that passive holding of domain names alone, Sandy Frank Film Syndication, Inc. v. Ralph Zita, FA1612001706714 (Forum February 14, 2017) (<youaskedforit.com>), or…
  • Mar 31

    Provider and Arbitrator Immunity for Acting in Their Official Capacitie

    Provider and Arbitrator Immunity for Acting in Their Official Capacitie
    Once parties have voluntarily agreed to resolve their disputes by arbitration courts have no authority to intervene in the proceeding and only a limited role at the end of the process to determine whether it was tainted in some manner…
Rank this Week: 229

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing
    A convertible note is a hybrid of debt and equity, and it’s a popular form of financing for two main reasons. First, convertible notes are generally easy and cost-effective, because they require little negotiation and paperwork. Second,…
  • Mar 28

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund
    As an investment manager looking into starting a hedge fund, you know that a successful launch is critical to standing out in the increasingly competitive investment management business. If you want to attract capital from the right…
  • Mar 15

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round
    I’ve previously written about the steps that startups and emerging companies need to take to prepare for an angel or seed round, one of which is becoming familiar with the popular investment structures that are available. With the…
Rank this Week: 215

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Justice Gorsuch debut at oral arguments on employment law issue

    Justice Gorsuch debut at oral arguments on employment law issue
    I can sympathize with the mainstream media on this one. Their coverage of Justice Gorsuch's first oral arguments had to address a seemingly simple question: what was the case about? On average, they struggled.As luck would have it, the case…
  • Apr 12

    The pharmacist who was afraid of needles and the ADA

    The pharmacist who was afraid of needles and the ADA
    Well, here's an interesting ADA case. In Stevens v. Rite Aid, Corp., the Second Circuit analyzed an ADA claim from a pharmacist with tryanophobia - a fear of needles.A note from his doctor explained that he was "needle phobic and cannot…
  • Apr 10

    Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze

    Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze
    What happens when a conservative commentator goes on The View and expresses vaguely pro-choice opinions? Lawsuits, apparently. Tomi Lahren sued Glenn Beck and The Blaze last week (Complaint here). She claims that the The Blaze fired her (even…
Rank this Week: 142

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

Covers securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market businesses. By Gunster.

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Apr 17

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund
    Things are looking pretty good for the venture capital industry. Potential VC investors have a lot of money available, and industry and geographical trends show a positive outlook for VC investing in the near term. There are numerous factors…
  • Mar 29

    Shore patrol

    Shore patrol
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Even as we speculate about the likelihood and potential impact of massive deregulation here in the US, the EU is going in the opposite direction.  Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a…
  • Mar 19

    Beware when the legislature is in session

    Beware when the legislature is in session
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm New York Surrogate Gideon Tucker (1826-1899) is credited with originating the maxim that “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”  Were Surrogate…
Rank this Week: 297

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    REPRESENTING ELDERS AND ATHLETES

    REPRESENTING ELDERS AND ATHLETES
    It wouldn’t seem likely that elders and athletes would have much, if anything, in common.  But they do.  They are frequently blessed with substantial semi-liquid assets, and are therefore the targets of fraudulent or reckless…
  • Mar 24

    Kokesh v. SEC: Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri Securities Enforcement Action

    Kokesh v. SEC: Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri Securities Enforcement Action
     Kokesh v. SEC, Docket No. 16-529 (oral argument date April 18, 2017) – Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri State Securities Enforcement Actions.By John R. Phillips, Counsel for Cosgrove Law Group, LLC and…
  • Feb 24

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!
    Financial advisors facing an arbitration claim or regulatory inquiry often count on their broker-dealer or registered investment advisor for legal counsel. These “employers” will frequently provide them with an ostensibly…
Rank this Week: 124

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 116