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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • May 26

    Last Post.

    Last Post.
    As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm […]
  • May 25

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Public accounting firm Roth & Company, PC, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified […]
  • May 25

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.
    Promising. New Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds put tax policy front and center in her inaugural speech yesterday: So let’s talk about […]
Rank this Week: 384

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 26

    Comcast’s Domain Name Enforcement on the Wrong Turf

    Comcast’s Domain Name Enforcement on the Wrong Turf
    “Our client is . . . prepared to resolve this matter amicably and without pursuing its claims for damages, but only if you immediately comply with its demands.” A common paradox of a form demand letter –…
  • May 25

    “Google” Still Not (Yet) Generic

    “Google” Still Not (Yet) Generic
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a significant opinion on the topic of genericness, Elliott v. Google, Inc., No. 15-15809. The opinion affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment…
  • May 24

    USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option

    USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office register contains a lot of dead weight. In order to obtain a trademark registration and maintain the registration, the owner must use the mark in U.S. interstate commerce (as always, with a few limited…
Rank this Week: 428

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 26

    State Secrets in the Office of the President

    State Secrets in the Office of the President
    They told me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton that state secrets would not be safe in the office of the President. And they were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton, and state secrets are not safe in the office of the President.
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
  • May 15

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy
    Where to begin? Well, it is now well known that the House Health Care Bill is designed to cut health care and predominantly reward the wealthy with $880 billion dollars in tax cuts. This is accomplished by cutting Medicaid (protecting the…
Rank this Week: 995

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • May 26

    Chad Thomas Gorman of Lake Park, Florida Arrested On Child Porn Charge

    Chad Thomas Gorman of Lake Park, Florida Arrested On Child Porn Charge
    Chad Thomas Gorman of Lake Park, Florida was arrested at a Wal-Mart in Jupiter last week after he was allegedly caught taking upskirt photos of a woman. Police reportedly found 400 pictures of women on his phone, including eight upskirt…
  • May 25

    Juan Calero of Hialeah Charged in 2015 Crash That Killed Liza Angulo and Jonathan Raymond Astaphan

    Juan Calero of Hialeah Charged in 2015 Crash That Killed Liza Angulo and Jonathan Raymond Astaphan
    Juan Calero of Hialeah is being charged for his involvement in the 2015 crash that killed high school graduate Liza Angulo of Miramar and third-year medical student Jonathan Raymond Astaphan. Calero, 45, was reportedly operating a flatbed…
  • May 24

    Four Injured, Two Critically After Two Boats Collide in Fort Lauderdale

    Four Injured, Two Critically After Two Boats Collide in Fort Lauderdale
    Four people were injured last Saturday after their boat was rammed from behind by another vessel on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The four have been identified as Andre Neves of Pompano Beach, Juliana Da Costa Maria…
Rank this Week: 887

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 26

    Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Your DNA Forever (At Least, Not Anymore)

    Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Your DNA Forever (At Least, Not Anymore)
    Earlier this week, Stacey Lantagne wrote a post about Ancestry.com’s Terms and Conditions. Among other things, it gives Ancestry.com a perpetual license to use its customers' DNA for…well, pretty much anything. Attorney Joel Winston wrote…
  • May 25

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (May 25, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (May 25, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 26 Mar 2017 through 25 May 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 845 Surveying the Law of Emojis...
  • May 25

    In Arizona, a Breach of Good Will Does Not Require Spite

    In Arizona, a Breach of Good Will Does Not Require Spite
    A recent case out of Arizona, Russo and Steele, LLC v. Tri-Rentals, Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 16-0042, deals with breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, which is read into every Arizona contract. In the case at...
Rank this Week: 146

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)
    Several decades ago, an American client asked me to help recruit some British barristers for an international project. I flew to London and met in chambers with a QC and a junior, and we discussed other barristers who might be...
  • May 23

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
Rank this Week: 121

Mass Tort Lawyer Blog

Mass Tort Lawyer Blog

Covers product liability and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.masstortlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 885

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 460

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    WIRTW #463 (the “so special” edition)

    WIRTW #463 (the “so special” edition)
    This weekend is a big one for Norah. Today, she graduates from 5th grade and walks across the quad to become a middle schooler. And tomorrow, she turns 11. I think she’s more excited than usual about this birthday, because 10 was not…
  • May 25

    When equal pay is not “equal” pay

    When equal pay is not “equal” pay
    The Equal Pay Act requires that an employer pay its male and female employees equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal, and substantial equality is measured by job content, not job titles.…
  • May 24

    Federal court breaks new ground with transgender disability discrimination claim

    Federal court breaks new ground with transgender disability discrimination claim
    The ADA expressly excludes from its coverage “transvestism, transsexualism, … [and] gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments….” Thus, it should be an easy call for a court to dismiss a…
Rank this Week: 492

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • May 26

    New UCL public prosecutor opinion: People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo

    New UCL public prosecutor opinion: People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo
    In People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Apr. 26, 2017; pub. ord. May 25, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two), affirmed an award of UCL restitution and civil penalties in the amount of...
  • Apr 6

    Class certification not required for broad-ranging "public" injunctive relief under the UCL: McGill v. Citibank, N.A.

    Class certification not required for broad-ranging "public" injunctive relief under the UCL: McGill v. Citibank, N.A.
    This morning, the California Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion, McGill v. Citibank, N.A., ___ Cal.5th ___ (Apr. 6, 2017). In McGill, the Court was expected to address whether the Federal Arbitration Act, as construed in…
  • Mar 16

    New UCL "injury in fact" opinion: Ivanoff v. Bank of America, N.A.

    New UCL "injury in fact" opinion: Ivanoff v. Bank of America, N.A.
    In another wrongful foreclosure case, the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the plaintiff had adequately alleged Prop. 64 "injury in fact" for standing purposes: Whether or not Ivanoff’s…
Rank this Week: 125

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

https://rinckerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 680

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 26

    Safrin on Tort Reform and C-Section

    Safrin on Tort Reform and C-Section
    Sabrina Safrin has posted to SSRN The C-Section Epidemic: What's Tort Reform Got to Do with It?. The abstract provides: Today one in three babies in the United States comes into the world by cesarean section. The cesarean section has...
  • May 25

    Jerry Canterbury, the Plaintiff Who Helped Establish Informed Consent, Dies Aged 78

    Jerry Canterbury, the Plaintiff Who Helped Establish Informed Consent, Dies Aged 78
    Jerry Canterbury, the plaintiff in Canterbury v. Spence, died aged 78 in March. From the NYT obituary: The ruling, by a federal appeals court in Washington in 1972, declared that before a patient provided informed consent to surgery or…
  • May 24

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance
    In the past week, I have had posts about the ALI's votes on two Restatement projects. On Monday, the membership reviewed the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons (Reporters Ken Simons and Jonathan Cardi). The…
Rank this Week: 247

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 26

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent
    Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component for success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain and lose in recruiting talent.…
  • May 26

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

    How to Win the War for Lateral Talent
    Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component for success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain and lose in recruiting talent.…
  • May 25

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned
    As the school year ends and summer approaches, social schedules ramp up with graduation parties, BBQs, golf outings and the like. At least some of these will be hosted by your firm, clients and other business contacts. It’s an…
Rank this Week: 346

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • May 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    A suspected suicide bombing that killed twenty-two people at a concert in Manchester, England, is the major news story of the week.  BBC News has an overview of the situation here.  A 22-year-old Manchester man, Salman Abedi, has…
  • May 25

    Not All Warrantless Searches of Probationers Are “Directly Related” to Probation Supervision

    Not All Warrantless Searches of Probationers Are “Directly Related” to Probation Supervision
    Since 2009, all North Carolina probationers are subject to a regular condition of probation allowing warrantless searches of their person, vehicle, and premises by a probation officer. Under legislation passed that year, those searches must…
  • May 24

    Marsy’s Law for North Carolina?

    Marsy’s Law for North Carolina?
    Earlier this month, the North Carolina House overwhelmingly passed House Bill 551, An Act to Amend the Law and Constitution of North Carolina to Provide Better Protections and Safeguards to Victims. The bill now awaits consideration by the…
Rank this Week: 456

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 111

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Iowa Medicaid Privatization Causes More Problems Than It Solve

    Iowa Medicaid Privatization Causes More Problems Than It Solve
    Governor Terry Branstad worked to privatize the state's Medicaid program in 2015, making the argument that it would reduce costs for the State and improve coverage for all Medicaid recipients.  In practice however, this does not seem to…
  • May 24

    Is the Lombardi Law Firm the right fit for you?

    Is the Lombardi Law Firm the right fit for you?
    INSURANCE LOOKS ONLY FOR HOW TO DENY YOUR CLAIMJust give the adjuster one excuse. Any excuse will do. Any excuse that works and he or she will in the blink of an eye deny your accident or work injury claim. You may wonder why this is and you…
  • May 23

    When you should hire a personal injury lawyer

    When you should hire a personal injury lawyer
    WHILE YOU WAIT YOUR EVIDENCE IS BEING DESTROYEDYou are in a motorcycle accident, taken by ambulance to the hospital and admitted. You do not know how many days or weeks you will be in there. People tell you, there is plenty of time after you…
Rank this Week: 220

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • May 26

    Continuation of Child Support and College Expense

    Continuation of Child Support and College Expense
    Many parents think that their child support obligation is over once their child turns 18 and graduates from high school. In New Jersey, however, this isn’t the case.
  • May 25

    Custody Conflict: Your Option

    Custody Conflict: Your Option
    High-conflict custody cases can be emotionally trying. While many people assume going to court is the only way to resolve contested custody cases, there are other options.
  • May 23

    What Rights do Kinship Legal Guardians Have?

    What Rights do Kinship Legal Guardians Have?
    Kinship legal guardians assume legal custody of the child, which gives kinship many of the same rights and responsibilities parents have.
Rank this Week: 451

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • May 26

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation
    The Texas Legislature has passed legislation authorizing domestic surplus lines insurance companies in Texas, which may lead to an influx of new insurance company applications for licensure and redomestication to Texas applications as insurer…
  • May 22

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session
    The following are summaries some of the key legislative bills that the Georgia General Assembly adopted in its 2017 legislative regular session that affect the insurance industry. The 2017 legislative session, which ended on March 30, 2017,…
  • May 19

    Texas Legislature Amends Prompt Pay Statute for Insurance Claim

    Texas Legislature Amends Prompt Pay Statute for Insurance Claim
    The Texas Legislature has passed new legislation that amends key provisions of Texas’s Prompt Pay Statute for insurance claims. Most types of insurance companies writing policies in Texas are required to comply with Texas’s Prompt…
Rank this Week: 150

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 25

    Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit

    Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit
    With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day next month, I was particularly interested in the Frameworks Institute Toolkit on talking elder abuse. Talking Elder Abuse is divided into 6 parts: introduction, big picture, anticipating public thinking,…
  • May 24

    PREPARE For Your Care

    PREPARE For Your Care
    I was catching up on some reading last week when I ran into some information about the PREPARE project. PREPARE for your care provides folks with "a range of tools to help people discuss their wishes for medical care with...
  • May 24

    LA Times Series on the Brain and Alzheimer'

    LA Times Series on the Brain and Alzheimer'
    Kaiser Health News ran a story about a series from the LA Times on Alzheimer's. The LA Times did a 3-part series on the brain and Alzheimer's. The first story focused on when the brain begins to be affected, the...
Rank this Week: 297

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    Bar exams and mackerel in the moonlight.

    Bar exams and mackerel in the moonlight.
    A month from now, it’ll be exam time. Not an oral exam — but the July bar exam administered the last week of the month everywhere except for Wisconsin, which has the “diploma privilege.”[1] For the rest of the states,…
  • May 13

    Learning at 73 and FREE CLE.

    Learning at 73 and FREE CLE.
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  I thought of Gandhi’s quote when I read about Tom Winston, who at 73 graduates from the University of Tennessee Law School this month.…
  • May 8

    State Bar Board Elections — a clue, a care, a solution.

    State Bar Board Elections — a clue, a care, a solution.
    Elections for seats on the respective governing boards of the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar of Nevada kicked off coincidentally on the same day, May 4, 2017. Although I’m an active member of the Nevada Bar, I can’t vote…
Rank this Week: 308

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 25

    In the new

    In the new
    Walt Mossberg has been writing about personal technology since 1991, mostly for the Wall Street Journal, but more recently for Recode. In his final column before he retires, Mossberg considers the future of personal technology. For many…
  • May 23

    Review: Renogy E.LUMEN Solar Flashlight iPhone Charger

    Review: Renogy E.LUMEN Solar Flashlight iPhone Charger
    Five years ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Microsoft's decision to merge laptop and tablet computers into one device. Cook said that he thought it was better to keep the iPad and the MacBook different devices, explaining:…
  • May 18

    In the new

    In the new
    New York attorney Nicole Black discusses a new ABA Opinion (Formal Opinion 477) on legal ethics issues surrounding email and other methods of communicating with clients. The bottom line is that you need to determine what is the right…
Rank this Week: 816

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
Rank this Week: 92

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • May 25

    The Regulatory Week in Review: May 26, 2017

    The Regulatory Week in Review: May 26, 2017
    The Fourth Circuit upholds an injunction on President Trump's travel ban executive order, the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments about the constitutionality of the CFPB, and more...
  • May 24

    Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulation

    Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulation
    Scholars recommend incorporating health-based standards into federal drinking water regulations.
  • May 23

    Regulating Short-term Rental

    Regulating Short-term Rental
    New York begins crackdown on the short-term home-sharing market.
Rank this Week: 340

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 25

    C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website

    C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website
    C-SPAN provides current and comprehensive video coverage of the Executive Branch via specific subject matter that includes: Recent Events; President Trump’s Tweets; White House Briefings; White House Daily Schedule; Trump…
  • May 25

    Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data

    Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data
    “The modern economy has never been more reliant on data. Businesses, governments, and families must navigate the complexities of a world made possible by new technologies and innovative business practices. Without reliable information…
  • May 25

    Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth

    Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth
    Employee Benefit Research Institute – Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth, May 2017, Vol. 38, No. 7. “This EBRI Notes examines the level of assets held by families with a…
Rank this Week: 11

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • May 25

    Virtual Law Firm Takes on the Careerist

    Virtual Law Firm Takes on the Careerist
    A few weeks ago I wrote that I doubted cloud-based operations are competing against Big Law for major rainmakers and clients. One virtual firm took issue with my views.       
  • May 25

    Fried Frank Hires Katten's NY Real Estate Litigation Head

    Fried Frank Hires Katten's NY Real Estate Litigation Head
    Matthew Parrott, head of the New York real estate and distressed debt litigation group at Katten Muchin Rosenman, has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in Manhattan. Fried Frank, riding high from a successful…
  • May 24

    A Hard-Hitting Litigator, Kasowitz Goes to Bat for Trump

    A Hard-Hitting Litigator, Kasowitz Goes to Bat for Trump
    It looks like Marc Kasowitz will go down in history as President Donald Trump's lawyer. But while America is just getting to know him, the same can't be said for his fellow elite litigators, especially in New…
Rank this Week: 33

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • May 25

    In praise of the additional sustaining ground

    In praise of the additional sustaining ground
    The Supreme Court opinion of Walker v. Brooks, 414 S.C. 343, 778 S.E.2d 477 (2015) was unique for my appellate experience in a number of disappointing ways. While I have lost a number of appeals, this was the first time I have lost when…
  • May 25

    Help T. Ryan Phillips get Baker v. Hardwick published

    Help T. Ryan Phillips get Baker v. Hardwick published
    I would love to see the May 24, 2017 Court of Appeals opinion in Baker v. Hardwick get published. Not just because T. Ryan Phillips and I share office space; not just because I referred him the appeal that he turned into a victory reversal.…
  • May 21

    Who has the burden of proof on the willfulness element of contempt?

    Who has the burden of proof on the willfulness element of contempt?
    A few days ago I prosecuted a contempt action. The proof for one of the allegations of contempt was very document intensive and mathematical–reimbursement for unpaid medical expenses–and another was heavily reliant on exhibits. I…
Rank this Week: 489

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    Long Term Disability Benefits and Limitation Periods: Don’t trust your insurer to inform you of your rights!!!

    Long Term Disability Benefits and Limitation Periods: Don’t trust your insurer to inform you of your rights!!!
    My law firm gets calls from people all across Ontario with respect to Long Term Disability claims. The questions cover a wide range of topics from: Am I entitled to LTD benefits? What can I do if the LTD insurer denies my claim? How can I…
  • May 18

    Insurance Adjusters: Why there seem to be so many after a car accident (Ontario)

    Insurance Adjusters: Why there seem to be so many after a car accident (Ontario)
    If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Ontario, and you’ve been injured, you will need to report the collision/accident to a car insurer. Despite what you may believe, large car insurance companies aren’t run by…
  • May 10

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Did you know that May is Motorcycle Safety Month? Unless you’re a personal injury lawyer; the answer is likely “no”. Well…It is! So, what does that mean for the average person? Probably not much…But, injury…
Rank this Week: 849

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 25

    A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy

    A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy
    The papers say the US is spending $3.1 billion per month on the war in Afghanistan. And I’m sure that doesn’t count the long-term care costs for wounded soldiers after they get home. At $37.2 billion per year our spending ……
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
Rank this Week: 31

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 336

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law
    Last week, DePaul Law Review released its Volume 66 edition, which includes three articles from its 2016 symposium on fantasy sports and the law.(1) I wrote the lead article, entitled  "From 'Too Small to Notice' to 'Too Big to Fail' -…
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
  • May 4

    Sport and speech, part 766

    Sport and speech, part 766
    Two news stories, submitted largely without comment:1) The Boston Red Sox banned a fan from Fenway Park for life for using a racial slur in a conversation with another fan, describing the Kenyan woman who had sung the national anthem. The…
Rank this Week: 362

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Job Posting: University of Ottawa

    Job Posting: University of Ottawa
    The bilingual public university in Ontario is hiring an Ombudsperson, to lead an office that serves the entire campus, including nearly 42,000 students. The uOttawa Ombuds is not a university employee of the University nor affiliated with any…
  • May 23

    Job Posting: UC Davi

    Job Posting: UC Davi
    The University of California Davis is hiring two full-time Associate Ombuds.  One will replace an employee who recently left, Lisa Brodkey, and the other position will be designated primarily to the UC Davis Medical Center.  Both…
  • May 22

    Job Posting: University of Oregon

    Job Posting: University of Oregon
    UO has opened a search for an Assistant Ombuds and Director of Conflict Resolution Services. The full-time position will provide Ombuds services, primarily to students, and direct a conflict resolution program. This position works under the…
Rank this Week: 201

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 25

    Venture Global Secures Additional Funding

    Venture Global Secures Additional Funding
    Venture Global LNG, Inc. (“Venture Global”) announced that it has raised additional capital of approximately $81.4 million in its sixth round of equity investment, bringing the company’s funding total to $361 million.…
  • May 18

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through March 2017

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through March 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy has released its LNG Monthly data covering U.S. LNG exports from January 2017 through March 2017.  The data indicate the following cargoes of domestically produced LNG were shipped from Cheniere…
  • May 18

    Dominion Cove Point Terminal Construction 89 Percent Complete

    Dominion Cove Point Terminal Construction 89 Percent Complete
    Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG has submitted a status report to FERC covering construction at its LNG export terminal at Lusby, Md. through April 2017.  The report states that engineering and engineered equipment procurement is…
Rank this Week: 203

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • May 25

    Gluten

    Gluten
    We wanted to check in and see what’s been happening with gluten claims, in connection with alcohol beverages. LabelVision data shows virtually no references to gluten until 2012. Then, TTB approved the first label with a nice, clear…
  • Apr 13

    Ginger Tonic from Gallo

    Ginger Tonic from Gallo
    If I recall right, TTB did not allow terms like “Tonic” or “Elixir” for many decades. This Thunderbird label, however, clearly shows that “Tonic” is okay these days. Way back, it apparently sounded far too…
  • Mar 25

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky
    I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law of all places. Even though it’s based in Kentucky, I am startled to see that perhaps Mark Brown missed this, in the wee…
Rank this Week: 867

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • May 25

    California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice

    California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice
    On May 19, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a joint en banc on customer and retail choice in California. In attendance were CPUC Commissioners Guzman Aceves, Randolph,…
  • May 12

    MPUC Approves Multi-Year Rate Case Settlement, Opens Docket to Develop Performance Metric

    MPUC Approves Multi-Year Rate Case Settlement, Opens Docket to Develop Performance Metric
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) approved a settlement between Xcel Energy and various intervening stakeholders, to resolve the revenue requirement issues in Xcel Energy’s pending multi-year rate…
  • Apr 28

    Behind the Meter Energy Storage Gets a Boost in California

    Behind the Meter Energy Storage Gets a Boost in California
    On April 6th, the energy storage market received a boost in California when state regulators authorized $196 million in new rebates for customers who install onsite (behind the meter) energy storage systems. Background The change occurs under…
Rank this Week: 883

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 25

    Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President's "Travel Ban"

    Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President's "Travel Ban"
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, heard by the en banc court without an intervening panel decision, the court affirmed in…
  • May 24

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit ruled yesterday that a case challenging the NSA's upstream surveillance program can move forward. The ruling reverses a district court ruling that dismissed the case for lack of…
  • May 23

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School AG Jeff Sessions issued a memo yesterday tightening President Trumps "sanctuary cities" executive order. The government then asked Judge Orrick to reconsider his earlier preliminary…
Rank this Week: 253

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    What to Do Following a Serious Boston Car Accident

    What to Do Following a Serious Boston Car Accident
    A Boston car accident can leave you reeling, unsure of your next move. A recent news feature by CBS 12 News discussed what you should do following a serious car accident.  While it is likely that you may have already been in a…
  • May 21

    New Study Ranks Mass Drivers as Most Distracted

    New Study Ranks Mass Drivers as Most Distracted
    Distracted driving is increasingly becoming one of the biggest problems on the road and the cause of many serious car accidents, including fatal car accidents.  Per a recent study by Zendrive,  Massachusetts drivers are…
  • May 17

    Parents Must Set Rules to Avoid Teen Auto Accidents During the Dangerous Summer Month

    Parents Must Set Rules to Avoid Teen Auto Accidents During the Dangerous Summer Month
    If you are the parent of a teenager with a license, or who has friends with a license, you should be aware of the high risks of teen collisions during the summer months.  More than 5,000 people died in collisions during June, July, and…
Rank this Week: 692

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
Rank this Week: 177

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • May 25

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?
    After going through an accident that ends up with injuries, the victim will never know the full extent of their damages until some time has passed after the accident. Even if a person believes that their injury was minor, they could suffer…
  • May 5

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?
    Many people might find it difficult to go seek help for a mental disorder that they may have. Obtaining a diagnosis is the first step in receiving treatment. Going to a physician’s office may be the first step, but not the last.…
  • Apr 10

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case
    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and…
Rank this Week: 193

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • May 25

    Garden Leave Provisions in Employment Agreement

    Garden Leave Provisions in Employment Agreement
    Peter A. Steinmeyer and Lauri F. Rasnick, Members of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago and New York offices, respectively, co-authored an article in Thomson Reuters…
  • May 16

    Take 5 Newsletter: Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Protection in California: What Works and What Doesn’t

    Take 5 Newsletter: Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Protection in California: What Works and What Doesn’t
    California has always been a challenging jurisdiction for employers in terms of limiting unfair competition by former employees and protecting trade secrets. However, employers in the state can significantly enhance their ability to protect…
  • May 1

    Trade Secrets Injunction Spawns Intrigue, Alleged Threats, And Malicious Prosecution Action

    Trade Secrets Injunction Spawns Intrigue, Alleged Threats, And Malicious Prosecution Action
    NuScience Corporation is a California corporation that researches, develops and distributes health and beauty products, including nutritional supplements. In 2009, NuScience obtained by default a permanent injunction in a California federal…
Rank this Week: 654

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 25

    "Neuroscience and Society" Conference in Sydney

    "Neuroscience and Society" Conference in Sydney
    NEUROSCIENCE & SOCIETY: ETHICAL, LEGAL & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 14-15 September 2017 Sydney, NSW, Australia Almost twenty years since the “Decade of the Brain”, governments are investing heavily in…
  • May 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Experts Excited by Brain 'Wonder-Drug', BBC News Science Has Outgrown the Human Mind and its Limited Capacities, Aeon Chemo Scrambled My Brain, NPR Shots Blog Aaron Hernandez’s Brain to Be Released for CTE Study, NBC News Technology…
  • May 9

    Two Neurolaw-Related Case Studies from South Africa

    Two Neurolaw-Related Case Studies from South Africa
    See here for this 2004 journal article in African Health Sciences. Here is the abstract: Two cases are presented of adult males diagnosed with psychosis who were found to have intraventricular tumours (central neurocytomas). In both cases the…
Rank this Week: 162

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • May 25

    How a Chipmunk Emoji Cost an Israeli Texter $2,200

    How a Chipmunk Emoji Cost an Israeli Texter $2,200
    by Gabriella Ziccarelli and Eric Goldman [Eric’s introduction: Gabriella is a star SCU Law alum and an associate at Blank Rome in DC. She is also a former Internet Law student of mine. As a teacher, it’s…
  • May 18

    Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook

    Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook
    We’ve seen a cluster of lawsuits against social media sites based on their alleged provision of material support to terrorists. The first substantive ruling–in Fields v. Twitter, now on appeal to the Ninth Circuit–was a…
  • May 17

    Revisiting the Discoverability of Facebook Account Activity–Gordon v. TGR

    Revisiting the Discoverability of Facebook Account Activity–Gordon v. TGR
    The facts of this case are fairly typical. The plaintiff was hit by a truck. She sued the truck company and driver. In discovery, the defendants requested that she “download and produce an electronic copy of your Facebook account…
Rank this Week: 74

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • May 25

    Alabama Court Strikes Down Anti-Worker Provisions Of State Workers’ Compensation Law

    Alabama Court Strikes Down Anti-Worker Provisions Of State Workers’ Compensation Law
    An Alabama trial-court level judge ruled the Alabama Workers Compensation Act was unconstitutional in a recent decision. Though the decision isn’t binding on a state level and it was recently stayed or delayed indefinitely, it is an…
  • May 18

    Bill Benefiting Packinghouse Towns And Workers Stalled In Unicameral

    Bill Benefiting Packinghouse Towns And Workers Stalled In Unicameral
    LB 496, a bill authorizing tax increment financing (TIF), to builders of single and multi-family housing in first and second class cities as well as villages, was stalled by a filibuster in the Unicameral on Wednesday. LB 496 was introduced…
  • Apr 27

    Opioids And Doctor Choice

    Opioids And Doctor Choice
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said in 2008 that “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” In the context of opioids and workers compensation this could mean reforms to workers compensation systems beyond drug…
Rank this Week: 854

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 85

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 567

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 286