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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Asbestos likely more widespread than previously thought

    Asbestos likely more widespread than previously thought
    Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are in locations not previously considered to…
  • Oct 21

    Ladies of Charity

    Ladies of Charity
    Kim BoboTodays post is shared from http://wisworkcompexperts.com/Mary Domer heads the local chapter of the Ladies of Charity and just chaired the national conference held in Milwaukee.  She recruited Kim Bobo, Director of Interfaith…
  • Oct 21

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website
    Today post authored by Emily Wray Stander is shared from http://workerscompensationwatch.com/A new mobile website for truckerlawyers.com has gone live, said Rod Rehm, owner of truckerlawyers.com and Rehm, Bennett & Moore law firm.It can…
Rank this Week: 278

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 269

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    LPC – PLR assessment guideline

    LPC – PLR assessment guideline
    As you may already know library staff are restricted in the help they can give you during the PLR assessment period.  The guidance below sets out what we can and can’t advise on during PLR. We can advise on: a)   …
  • Oct 19

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’
        Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep ATTENTION LPC STUDENTS Lexis are running the ‘Secret Advantage’ programme again. They have mapped LexisPSL content to the complete syllabuses for the…
  • Oct 19

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz
      Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep Dear students, This year LexisNexis at Guildford are running a Halloween Quiz, the FIRST PRIZE is a KINDLE EREADER!! To enter please pop into one of the Lexis drop in…
Rank this Week: 70

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Non-Traded REITs Sales Grow As Shown in Second Quarter 2014 Ranking

    Non-Traded REITs Sales Grow As Shown in Second Quarter 2014 Ranking
    Since the financial crisis the non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) market has been a financial boon for the brokerage industry. A REIT is a security that invests typically in real estate related assets. Generally, REITs can be…
  • Oct 20

    Top 10 Signs of Investment Fraud

    Top 10 Signs of Investment Fraud
    Every year dozens of investors contact our firm seeking to recover losses due to sham or bogus investments. Only a fraction of those defrauded people were fortunate enough to working with a licensed broker who wasn’t being properly…
  • Oct 17

    FINRA Sanctions Huntleigh Securities Concerning Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice

    FINRA Sanctions Huntleigh Securities Concerning Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has sanctioned brokerage firm Huntleigh Securities Corporation (Huntleigh) concerning allegations that the firm failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system regarding the sale of…
Rank this Week: 311

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

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

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 729

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Impact of New Americans - California, Colorado, Connecticut & Delaware

    Impact of New Americans - California, Colorado, Connecticut & Delaware
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Oct 20

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, October 24, 2014

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, October 24, 2014
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
  • Oct 17

    IPC - Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present

    IPC - Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present
    On October 2, 2014, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) published the article, “Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present”. The publication points out that since 1956, every United States President has used…
Rank this Week: 598

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 21

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “What is dark within me, illumine.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Milton, as we’ve seen in preceding two parts, is a town where time…
  • Oct 20

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] “We know no time when we were not as now.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, the Town of Milton is currently grappling with the…
  • Oct 17

    Milton’s paradise lost?: Part 1, A suburb of Boston

    Milton’s paradise lost?: Part 1, A suburb of Boston
    By: David A. Smith “What think’st thou then of mee, and this my State, Seem I to thee sufficiently possest Of happiness, or not?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Judging by their words as reported in a recent Boston Globe…
Rank this Week: 352

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 906

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 21

    The U.S. Supreme Court Has Gone to the Dog

    The U.S. Supreme Court Has Gone to the Dog
    Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court are not televised, but they can be re-enacted by dogs. Have a look. Really. Click here or watch the video below. Hat tips to Amy Vorenberg and Sarah Ricks. (mew)
  • Oct 20

    Chronicle article indicts academese

    Chronicle article indicts academese
    A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article is bluntly titled “Why Academics Stink at Writing.” Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychology professor and author of The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st…
  • Oct 15

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
Rank this Week: 172

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession
    Bahamas Weekly reports that last weekend the police in Nassau, Bahamas arrested a U.S. citizen for possession of marijuana. The report says that the American man was a 33 year old man from Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida man was arrested…
  • Oct 19

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?
    This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.   The Texas Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan samples disembarked the ship after…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?
    The cruise industry finally instituted Ebola-specific protocols after the highly publicized incident yesterday when a healthcare worker from Dallas was discovered to be on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean.  TravelPulse published an…
Rank this Week: 137

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 21

    No Better Option

    No Better Option
    To his credit, Jonathan Turley built up the scenario well, creating a mental image of a travesty where the First Rule of Policing cost a woman hostage her life. Misty Holt-Singh, 41, had just run into the Stockton, California bank and left…
  • Oct 21

    But There’s a Box; It Must Be Checked

    But There’s a Box; It Must Be Checked
    Among the phenomenon that is perpetually amusing is that when handed a form, people will fill it out.  It doesn’t matter what it asks for, the relevance to the purpose of the form to the question. If there’s a blank line,…
  • Oct 21

    How Angry Guys Explain Acquitted-Conduct Sentencing (and why they’re wrong)

    How Angry Guys Explain Acquitted-Conduct Sentencing (and why they’re wrong)
    After the Supreme Court’s denial of cert in Jones, there appeared to be a sudden shocked recognition that people get sentenced for the crime for which they were just acquitted. This was by both lawyers and non-lawyers, who neither knew…
Rank this Week: 54

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Home Owners Insurance Policie

    Home Owners Insurance Policie
    Attorneys who handle home owner insurance policy might want to share this article from the Insurance Journal regarding rates and the Texas Insurance Commission. The title of the article is, Homeowner Insurance Rates Hikes Not Challenged By…
  • Oct 19

    Bad Faith Damage

    Bad Faith Damage
    Weatherford lawyers who handle bad faith claims need to be able to know how to calculate damages that may be assessed in a bad faith claim. There are lots of opinions that deal with this issue and they all have...
  • Oct 18

    Insurance Law And Technicalitie

    Insurance Law And Technicalitie
    Grand Prairie insurance attorneys need to know about technicalities and insurance policies. The Texas Supreme Court just issued an opinion in a case styled, Greene v. Farmers Insurance Exchange. This case deals with the Texas…
Rank this Week: 617

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 21

    ALJs Signal That D.R. Horton Is Alive And Well

    ALJs Signal That D.R. Horton Is Alive And Well
    At the end of last week, two separate National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judges determined that two separate employer-promulgated arbitration agreements were unlawful.  The reader may recall the Board’s now-infamous…
  • Oct 20

    Basketball Players Union Brings In New GC

    Basketball Players Union Brings In New GC
    The New York Times is reporting that the NBA Players Association has hired a new General Counsel.  As the reader may recall, the NBAPA has had a big year already.  The union fired its last chief after an investigation revealed…
  • Oct 17

    FairPoint Workers Hit The Picket

    FairPoint Workers Hit The Picket
    Union members working for FairPoint Communications across New England hit the pickets this morning after the company refused to come back to the bargaining table.  The employees, represented in negotiations by the International…
Rank this Week: 365

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 21

    What Do Americans Think of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling?

    What Do Americans Think of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling?
    I was struck by this sentence from a Global Trade Watch blog post, in reaction to yesterday's WTO panel report in the Article 21.5 proceeding in U.S. - COOL: The COOL policy was created when Congress enacted mandatory country-of-origin…
  • Oct 20

    Mesa Power v. Canada NAFTA investor-state arbitration: public viewing of the hearing

    Mesa Power v. Canada NAFTA investor-state arbitration: public viewing of the hearing
    Many of you will be familiar with Mesa Power as the NAFTA case that concerns the local content requirements in Ontario's feed-in-tariff (FIT) programme for renewably generated electricity, which were found to violate WTO rules in the recent…
  • Oct 20

    The Amended COOL Measure Was Not So Cool, a WTO Compliance Panel Said

    The Amended COOL Measure Was Not So Cool, a WTO Compliance Panel Said
    Here is the compliance (DSU Article 21.5) panel report as well as a summary of findings. Overall, the panel followed the Appellate Body’s approach in the original COOL dispute. The panel concluded that the amended COOL measure actually…
Rank this Week: 281

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 21

    Slave labor in America today

    Slave labor in America today
    CNN reports on slave labor in the United States. Forced labor works on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. "Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves…
  • Oct 21

    Immigrant of the Day: Noosheen Hashemi From Iran | Philanthropist

    Immigrant of the Day: Noosheen Hashemi From Iran | Philanthropist
    Noosheen Hashemi From Iran | Philanthropist Philanthropist Noosheen Hashemi is president and co-founder of The HAND Foundation, which works to prevent child sexual abuse, broaden the middle class worldwide, and promote education and…
  • Oct 21

    Think There's a Lot of Immigration to the US? Think Again

    Think There's a Lot of Immigration to the US? Think Again
    Nathan Siegel reviews some of the immigration data and cauitions that, if you think the United States is every immigrant’s dream, reconsider. Sure, in absolute numbers, the U.S. is home to the most foreign-born people — 45.7 million in…
Rank this Week: 69

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    British Parliament Passes Measure To Permit Women Bishops In Church of England

    British Parliament Passes Measure To Permit Women Bishops In Church of England
    In Britain yesterday, the House of Commons debated and gave final Parliamentary approval to the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure  which provides for consecration of women as bishops in the Church of…
  • Oct 21

    North Carolina County Commission Resolution Opposes Court's Marriage Equality Ruling

    North Carolina County Commission Resolution Opposes Court's Marriage Equality Ruling
    On Monday night, the Columbus County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners, by a vote of 6-1, passed a resolution asking for the federal court ruling invalidating North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban to "be reviewed and reconsidered to…
  • Oct 21

    Israeli Rabbinate To Review Religious Conversions By Criminally-Charged D.C. Rabbi

    Israeli Rabbinate To Review Religious Conversions By Criminally-Charged D.C. Rabbi
    Haaretz reported yesterday the the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is reviewing the validity of conversions to Judaism performed in recent years by Washington, D.C. Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel who was arrested last week and charged with secretly…
Rank this Week: 36

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO
    From the Seymour Tribune on October 15 . . . “A southern Indiana farmer has won permission from county officials to build a facility housing 4,000 hogs, even though dozens of residents are protesting the plans. A Jackson County zoning…
  • Oct 18

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense
    The Indiana Court of Appeals gives us this opinion related to an insurer’s obligation  for pre-notice remediation costs. In 1997, Maplehurst Farms sold its property to Dean Foods.  Dean then discovered environmental…
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Name Lienholder Is Not Cause for Dismissal of Inverse Condemnation Case

    Failure to Name Lienholder Is Not Cause for Dismissal of Inverse Condemnation Case
    In 2007, the Town of Yorktown and the Delaware County Drainage Board decided to improve storm drainage. The affected area included Snyder’s real estate. She did not agree to an easement or right-of-way. The local units of government…
Rank this Week: 9

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability

    Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability
    It's catch-up time again as the impossible quest to keep abreast of all the major IP rulings continues and this Kat gets the feeling that he is not so much making progress as merely chasing his tail.  Case C‑205/13 Hauck GmbH…
  • Oct 21

    Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling

    Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling
    Obviousness and common general knowledge are features of patent law that are of very limited application, if any at all, in most other areas of intellectual property.  For this reason it all too often happens that Katposts on these…
  • Oct 20

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    It is with sadness that the IPKat records the death of Peter Low. Peter, a European and UK patent attorney with Wilson, Gunn M'Caw till his retirement in 1997, has the unenviable record of having given tutorials for the UK patent attorney…
Rank this Week: 74

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    The issue of whether to enact performance rights for sound recordings has been debated by parties, courts, national legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies in various State, Federal, foreign, and international forums for more than 40…
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
Rank this Week: 442

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 960

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 409

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Oct 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20
    Cambridge, Oxford, Sage v GSU Appeals court overturns finding of fair use http://t.co/QF45fOhUbQ -> Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses http://t.co/HtNAiZqizF -> How foreign online…
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Oct 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17
    Rob Ford's medical records accessed by 2 unauthorized hospital staff members http://t.co/pQCeQQ4o5o -> Canada's Anti-Spam Law CASL Will Derail Small Businesses http://t.co/d6whkoN9Tp -> Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Piracy…
Rank this Week: 968

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    Art of Downtown Charlotte — Part VI: A Regular Commentary of Art and the Art Scene in Charlotte

    Art of Downtown Charlotte — Part VI: A Regular Commentary of Art and the Art Scene in Charlotte
    Greetings once again and I know it has been a bit of a hiatus. This time I am going to focus on three sculptures of the downtown area that are close to home, as in really close to home (as … Continue reading →
  • Oct 20

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — October 20, 2014

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — October 20, 2014
    The Future of the Book In keeping with its topic, this essay, from The Economist, can either be read in a scrolling screen format or in a book-like format; it can also be listened to.  Tap the icons at the top … Continue…
  • Oct 16

    Building Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance While Teaching Legal Research

    Building Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance While Teaching Legal Research
    Kristina Niedringhaus of Georgia State University College of Law Library and Carolyn Broering-Jacobs of Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law gave a spirited and honest discussion about the emergence of grit as a best…
Rank this Week: 659

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Oct 21

    Link Rot And Stare Decisis Are Incompatible

    Link Rot And Stare Decisis Are Incompatible
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Oct 21

    It Is Time To Replace Your Desktop Computer With A Tablet

    It Is Time To Replace Your Desktop Computer With A Tablet
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Oct 21

    Cracked Screen? All Is Not Lost

    Cracked Screen? All Is Not Lost
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 578

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pink Panties v. Colonoscopy: Office Prank Gone Awry

    Pink Panties v. Colonoscopy: Office Prank Gone Awry
    According to a report from The Huffington Post, a Delaware man has filed suit after waking up from a medical procedure wearing women’s underwear.  The plaintiff, Andrew Walls, claims that surgeons from the Delaware Surgery Center…
  • Oct 20

    Judgment for Litigation Funding Firm Defrauded by Texas Lawyer

    Judgment for Litigation Funding Firm Defrauded by Texas Lawyer
    A New Jersey litigation funding firm, American Asset Finance LLC, has reportedly been awarded a $960,000 judgment against a Texas lawyer who fraudulently borrowed $400,000 for fake law suits.  The owner of American Asset Finance, Tim…
  • Oct 17

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
     Above you’ll find an issue of Judge Dredd Classics which was released in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day in 2013. Note that the title character is reading a book called The Law, although the spine of the book in question…
Rank this Week: 231

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 430

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penaltie

    Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penaltie
    This fall, Medicare payments may be docked for six or more Illinois hospitals as the government cracks down on infections and other injuries to patients. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which has one of the highest rates of hospital-acquired…
  • Oct 17

    Labor trauma can cause birth injurie

    Labor trauma can cause birth injurie
    A number of birth injuries can result from trauma experienced during the labor and delivery process. Said trauma can result from mistakes on the part of medical professionals attending the birth. Head trauma suffered during delivery can cause…
  • Oct 15

    Wrongful death lawsuits filed against DCFS by families of two deceased girl

    Wrongful death lawsuits filed against DCFS by families of two deceased girl
    Wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the state Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) by the families of two deceased girls, accusing the agency of ignoring indications that the children had been placed in abusive…
Rank this Week: 521

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    No On 46

    No On 46
    A hotly contested ballot initiative in California would raise the limit of non-economic damages to victims of medical malpractice and impose randomized drug testing on physicians.Proposition 46, if passed, would increase non-economic damages…
  • Oct 20

    No Chief's Disease Here

    No Chief's Disease Here
    The California Highway Patrol, criticized in the past for exploitative "Chief's Disease," has a program in place that demonstrates that workers' compensation can accomplish amazing things when all of the right motivations are in all of the…
  • Oct 17

    The Long Arm of Failure

    The Long Arm of Failure
    How far do failed New York self-insurance trust issues go?Answer: All the way across the nation to the West Coast.In a lawsuit recently filed, California-based Waste Connections Inc. says it was duped because New York based Hudson Valley…
Rank this Week: 444

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Oct 21

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?
    Attorneys represent individual client for a personal injury case.  The attorneys also represent two companies that are run by the individual.  The PI case settles and the attorneys want to apply the settlement monies against…
  • Oct 20

    You Did Well Enough, Now Go Home

    You Did Well Enough, Now Go Home
    Courts do not apply legal malpractice law in a vacuum.  Far more than in other areas of the law, Courts engage in finding ways to explain the attorney's conduct, or in finding explanations.  Fielding v Kupferman  2013 NY Slip…
  • Oct 17

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed
    Sure, the Second Department is busy, and there is a constant and steady stream of cases coming before it, 20 every day.  Nevertheless, a couple of facts in the decision might help practitioners in their everyday legal lives. Barker v…
Rank this Week: 93

The Korean Law Blog

The Korean Law Blog

Provides updates and comments on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Law School Students Comparative Legal Writing Opportunity: American Society of Comparative Law

    Law School Students Comparative Legal Writing Opportunity: American Society of Comparative Law
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Oct 15

    U.S. Court Refuses to Enforce Taiwan Arbitral Award: Lesson for Drafting Arbitration Clauses in Korea

    U.S. Court Refuses to Enforce Taiwan Arbitral Award: Lesson for Drafting Arbitration Clauses in Korea
    My friends over at the publication The International Law Office directed me to an interesting case involving the enforcement of arbitral awards that brings light to the fact that, in most cases,... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Oct 12

    Corruption and the Sinking Korean Ship by Tom Coyner

    Corruption and the Sinking Korean Ship by Tom Coyner
    Will this sordid saga ever end? The entire nation - and much of the world - has been focused on Korea’s corrupt maritime industry and its sleazy connections throughout society. What mesmerizes... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 744

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
  • Oct 21

    British Jihadists and treason

    British Jihadists and treason
    The news last week was that the Foreign Secretary has proposed a revival of a fourteenth century statute in order to prosecute British jihadists who travel to Iraq or Syria to fight. Cries of foul are coming from the usual quarters,…
  • Oct 19

    Tory Plans to Repeal the Human Rights Act: the Legal Community Responds – the Human Rights Roundup

    Tory Plans to Repeal the Human Rights Act: the Legal Community Responds – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular kicking collection of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia…
  • Oct 15

    Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers”

    Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers”
    A Local Authority and M (By his litigation friend via the Official Solicitor) v E and A (Respondents) [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014) – read judgment It’s been an interesting week for the extreme fringes of maternal care.…
Rank this Week: 665

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Video Footage Shows Neglect

    Video Footage Shows Neglect
    The Buffalo News reported that two employees of Erie County Medical Center’s skilled nursing facility were arrested following an investigation into their treatment of a nursing home resident.  The investigation relied on a…
  • Oct 20

    Memories of Neglect

    Memories of Neglect
    A nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s might forget receiving poor or negligent care, but the bad feelings created by ill treatment still could persist, University of Iowa researchers say. Investigators showed sad and happy films to…
  • Oct 19

    The Overmedicated Elderly

    The Overmedicated Elderly
    WRIC reported the problem of chemical restraints among nursing home residents.  There’s an unsuspecting problem lurking within the elderly population in America – overlapping prescription medications that put them at risk for…
Rank this Week: 87

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 32

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    China Company Indemnification From Product Defects. Yeah, Whatever.

    China Company Indemnification From Product Defects. Yeah, Whatever.
    American lawyers love using indemnification provisions in product manufacturing agreements. They love them so much that they often use them in China manufacturing contracts (OEM Agreements) even though they do not work well at all…
  • Oct 20

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, Part II

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, Part II
    Did a post yesterday explaining why I got so upset with the idea of an American domestic lawyer writing the employment contracts for his company’s China WFOE. That post, China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, listed…
  • Oct 19

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part I

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part I
    China’s theatrical box office market may be huge but the ancillary revenues (i.e. non-box office) are still relatively small in China. This is the first in a series of posts on developments in China’s digital ancillaries in a…
Rank this Week: 197

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Oct 21

    Orders on Motions for Summary Judgment - Rubber-Stamping Not Allowed

    Orders on Motions for Summary Judgment - Rubber-Stamping Not Allowed
                This summer the Tennessee Supreme Court offered guidance on what a trial court must do when granting or denying a motion for summary judgment under Tenn. R. Civ. P. 56.04. Despite…
  • Oct 20

    Strip Club Murderer Loses Appeal

    Strip Club Murderer Loses Appeal
    The case of Jernigan v. Hunter, No. M2013-01860-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 30, 2014) begins in January 2006, when John Jernigan was stabbed and beaten to death by two men, a father and son, inside a Nashville strip club. Father pleaded…
  • Oct 16

    NEJM Study on Defensive Medicine

    NEJM Study on Defensive Medicine
    From the American Association for Justice: The New England Journal of Medicine published a new study on the effects of tort reform on emergency room department treatments. The researchers examined Medicare emergency room fee-for-service…
Rank this Week: 329

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Oct 21

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Foran v R [2014] EWCA Crim 2047 (17 October 2014) Clark & Anor v R [2014] EWCA Crim 1973 (17 October 2014) Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Cotton & Anor v Brudenell-Bruce & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ…
  • Oct 21

    Cognitive Deficit, Capacity And Quantum: A fresh look at how to approach cognitive deficit in PI claims – Zenith PI Blog

    Cognitive Deficit, Capacity And Quantum: A fresh look at how to approach cognitive deficit in PI claims – Zenith PI Blog
    ‘The Court of Appeal found a significant cognitive deficit, and consequent lack of capacity, notwithstanding recent evidence of minimal cognitive dysfunction, resulting in damages of equivalent to £2.3 million on a full liability…
  • Oct 21

    The End of the Licensed Football Agent? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chamber

    The End of the Licensed Football Agent? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chamber
    ‘Earlier this year Football’s World governing body, FIFA, published its Regulations on Working with Intermediaries. The FIFA Regulations signal a dramatic de-regulation of one of the most controversial and lucrative business…
Rank this Week: 3

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 21

    Clawbacks & The New Revenue Recognition Rules: On a Collision Course?

    Clawbacks & The New Revenue Recognition Rules: On a Collision Course?
    Here’s something I just blogged on CompensationStandards.com’s “The Advisors Blog“: As companies are staffing & gearing up for the FASB/IASB’s new revenue recognition rules, it dawned on me that folks in the…
  • Oct 20

    When Will the SEC’s EDGAR Get Hacked? (Or Has It Already?)

    When Will the SEC’s EDGAR Get Hacked? (Or Has It Already?)
    About a decade ago, I blogged: “Personally, I am always amazed that there have not been any reported hacks of the EDGAR system – as that has to be one of the most popular targets of the hacking community, even for the youngsters…
  • Oct 17

    Our New “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Handbook”

    Our New “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Handbook” covers a topic that many have requested. This one is a real gem – 72 pages of guidance. DOJ Staffer Provides Fresh Guidance on…
Rank this Week: 335

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 21

    Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer

    Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer
    The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate,…
  • Oct 20

    How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searche

    How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searche
    Apple's latest operating system OS X Yosemite pushes the limits of data collection tolerance: its desktop search tool Spotlight uploads your search terms in real time to Apple's remote servers, by default. Fortunately for Apple's angry users,…
  • Oct 20

    Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Record

    Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Record
    While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without…
Rank this Week: 23

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
Rank this Week: 241

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 21

    Two London, Kentucky, cardiologists pay $380,000 to settle whistleblowers’ kickback allegation

    Two London, Kentucky, cardiologists pay $380,000 to settle whistleblowers’ kickback allegation
    On October 21, the Department of Justice announced that, following a $16.5 million settlement with a London, Kentucky, hospital over allegations that it entered into sham management agreements with two local cardiologists, the doctors have…
  • Oct 21

    Following appeal, former SAIC settles FCA case for $1.5 million

    Following appeal, former SAIC settles FCA case for $1.5 million
    On October 21, the Department of Justice announced that Leidos Holdings, Inc., the company formerly known as Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the…
  • Oct 20

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS
    On October 16, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced that Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton had paid over $3.37 million to resolve self-disclosed violations of the false claims for hyperbaric…
Rank this Week: 512

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 21

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback
    Matt Yglesias explains: The emerging housing market that's rising from the ashes of the recent crash looks very different from the one that we had in the aughts in one important way — a much larger share of new dwellings...
  • Oct 21

    Meier & Ryan on the Alienability of Real Property

    Meier & Ryan on the Alienability of Real Property
    Luke Meier (Baylor) & Rory Ryan (Baylor) have posted Aggregate Alienability on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article proposes a new concept—“aggregate alienability”—as a lens by which to understand the complicated law regarding…
  • Oct 20

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot
    Throw in some adverse possession and we'd have ourselves a law school exam: Six months after building a large custom house with an ocean view, Missouri residents Mark and Brenda Voss learned of a big problem – it's on the...
Rank this Week: 237

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Oct 21

    Dismissal Granted in Cyber Breach-Related Derivative Suit Filed Against Wyndham Official

    Dismissal Granted in Cyber Breach-Related Derivative Suit Filed Against Wyndham Official
     Along with the separate derivative lawsuit filed against Target Corporation’s board, the cyber breach-related derivate action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s board has been closely watched as representative of…
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Bunch of Interesting Litigation and Enforcement Statistics and Analyse

    A Whole Bunch of Interesting Litigation and Enforcement Statistics and Analyse
    A single case may involve a host of interesting issues but sometimes the important lessons can only be discerned when many cases are considered collectively. This past week saw the release of some interesting analyses of aggregate litigation…
  • Oct 16

    Advisan Releases Third Quarter Corporate and Securities Claims Trends Report

    Advisan Releases Third Quarter Corporate and Securities Claims Trends Report
    Continuing an recent downward trend, corporate and securities litigation filings during the third quarter declined, both compared to the prior quarter and compared to the third quarter last year, according a new report from Advisen, the…
Rank this Week: 334

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Oct 21

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Feature Pushing Out the Boundaries of Humanitarian Screening with In-Country and Offshore Processing Recent surges in the arrival of unauthorized migrants with possible humanitarian claims have prompted the United States and the European…
  • Oct 20

    Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database Launched

    Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database Launched
    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Project of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review has recently released its Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database (iachr.lls.edu/database)   Its basic…
  • Oct 20

    HKLII DAY, 29 October 2014

    HKLII DAY, 29 October 2014
    You are cordially invited to the annual HKLII DAY, organized by the Law Library, on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.   HKLII (Hong Kong Legal Information Institute, http://www.hklii.hk is the first comprehensive portal providing free…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Oct 21

    Defendant’s Speculations Will Not Suffice for CAFA Jurisdiction

    Defendant’s Speculations Will Not Suffice for CAFA Jurisdiction
    Woods v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., 2014 WL 360185 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 30, 2014). A District Court in California remanded an action for failure to establish the amount in controversy holding that a defendant seeking removal of a putative class action…
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff’s Facially Deficient Claims Cannot Be Considered for Purposes of the CAFA Amount in Controversy Determination

    Plaintiff’s Facially Deficient Claims Cannot Be Considered for Purposes of the CAFA Amount in Controversy Determination
    McDaniel v. Fifth Third Bank, 2014 WL 805508 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 28, 2014). In an action arising out of fraud and misrepresentation, the district court refused to retain subject matter jurisdiction under CAFA finding that it could not consider a…
  • Oct 17

    100 Is The Magic Number For Both Remand As Well As Removal

    100 Is The Magic Number For Both Remand As Well As Removal
    California ex rel. Sherwin v. Office Depot, Inc., 2014 WL 320156 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2014). Relying on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp, which prohibited the court from exercising…
Rank this Week: 64

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Oct 21

    This Week in Legal History

    This Week in Legal History
    Congress Probes Communism in Hollywood, October 20, 1947 “Are you now, or have you ever been, a Communist?” Senator Joe McCarthy’s crusade to stamp out communism reached Hollywood when film industry members were called…
  • Oct 20

    Additional Study Room

    Additional Study Room
    There is a new study room in the library! It can be found on the 2nd floor, inside the reserve reading room—it is the second door to the left. The room is available from 8:00am to midnight. This is a temporary study room and is planned…
  • Oct 20

    Self Defense Against Robots?

    Self Defense Against Robots?
    What are the legal implications of shooting down a drone that is trespassing on your property? What about disabling a peeping Tom drone? In their paper “Self Defense Against Robots”, Michael Froomkin and Zak Colangelo examine…
Rank this Week: 670