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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/
  • Jul 27

    Aegean Paradise Cruise Ship Collides with Greek Coast Guard Vessel

    Aegean Paradise Cruise Ship Collides with Greek Coast Guard Vessel
    According to a Greek newspaper, a cruise ship collided with a Greek Coast Guard today.  The Aegean Paradise and the Coast Guard vessel collided near Chios.  No injuries were reported in the collision.  The newspaper says that…
  • Jul 26

    Cruise Industry Supports Mass Murder of Whales in Faroe Island

    Cruise Industry Supports Mass Murder of Whales in Faroe Island
    A reader of Cruise Law News asked me last week what I thought of cruise lines sailing to Denmark's Faroe Islands (sometimes called Faeroe Islands) where they slaughter pilot whales. I didn't know anything about the issue, but I promised…
  • Jul 26

    Freedom of the Seas Fire: Is Royal Caribbean Installing a Scrubber System With Passengers Aboard?

    Freedom of the Seas Fire: Is Royal Caribbean Installing a Scrubber System With Passengers Aboard?
    A number of Royal Caribbean crew members have contacted me complaining that they don't feel safe because of ongoing construction on the Freedom of the Seas to install an advanced emission purification system (AEP), also known as a "scrubber…
Rank this Week: 839

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 27

    Restrictive Covenant Update

    Restrictive Covenant Update
    E. Jason Tremblay Restrictive Covenant Update: Don’t Forget to Establish Your Legitimate Business Interest! Let’s consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant…
  • Jul 17

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”
    E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s…
  • Jul 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released
    The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will significantly expand the number of workers who will be eligible for…
Rank this Week: 707

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
Rank this Week: 159

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
  • Jul 21

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?
    With apologies to Stephen Colbert, the title of this post is not meant as parody (for the most part).Not that I don't have serious issues with some of Obama's policies and positions.  His refusal to investigate, much less…
Rank this Week: 144

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 27

    Comics and the Law

    Comics and the Law
    It is the current fashion, both in academics and popular culture, to convey information about more serious topics, such as war, chemistry, military life in a combat zone, autobiography, cancer, and pandemic preparedness in graphic novels. As…
  • Jul 24

    Law Library Summer Interns 2015 – Pic of the Week

    Law Library Summer Interns 2015 – Pic of the Week
    The Law Library benefits every year from the energy and enthusiasm of our summer interns!  We had another large group of interns this year, and many of them recently convened for the traditional group photo. This year, international…
  • Jul 23

    In Appreciation – Julius’s 40 Years at the Library

    In Appreciation – Julius’s 40 Years at the Library
    Recently, the Collection Services Division’s own Julius Lyons celebrated 40 years at the Library of Congress (32 of which have been in the Law Library). In Library years that’s perhaps not too surprising. What makes it so…
Rank this Week: 430

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    CMS Issues New Rule

    CMS Issues New Rule
    CMS’s proposed rule would require nursing home staff to be properly trained on how to care for dementia patients and how to prevent elder abuse and would require facilities to consider the health of residents when making…
  • Jul 27

    Genesis Healthcare Purchases More Facilitie

    Genesis Healthcare Purchases More Facilitie
     Genesis HealthCare (Genesis), one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Revera Inc. (Revera), a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior…
  • Jul 26

    Peer Review Privilege Denied

    Peer Review Privilege Denied
    Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program reports are not privileged or protected from discovery according to a West Virginia court.  The court said HCR ManorCare LLC must provide nurse consultant reports, also called Center…
Rank this Week: 109

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Jul 27

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online
    A digital version of the exhibit “Evidence of Women: Women as Printers, Donors, and Owners of Law Texts” is now available online through the library’s eYLS portal. This digital version includes the images and labels of all…
  • Jun 26

    New Law Library Exhibit

    New Law Library Exhibit
    Yale Law Library exhibit: “Evidence of Women” ———————————————— New Yale Law Library exhibit… EVIDENCE OF WOMEN: WOMEN AS…
  • Jun 24

    Get your suitcase ready.

    Get your suitcase ready.
    To help you pack for your summer travels, consider this list written in the front of a copy of Jacob’s Law Grammar, perhaps by Nathan Sanford himself. Some essentials: Table Cloaths 4 Cravats 2 Pair of Draws 2 Vests Pair of Stockings 2…
Rank this Week: 90

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 681

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question
    On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued significant pro-employer decisions in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures (Nos. 13-4478-cv, 13-4481-cv) (“Fox”) and Wang v. Hearst Corp. (No. 13-4480-cv)…
  • Jul 20

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee
    In furtherance of its agenda to extend minimum wage and other wage-hour protections as broadly as possible, on July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a far-reaching interpretive memorandum expressing the DOL’s belief…
  • Jul 16

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately
    On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 304 Sick Leave: Accrual and Limitations, which amends the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (i.e., Sections 245.5, 246, and 247.5 of the California Labor Code).  These…
Rank this Week: 496

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 298

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Role of Morcellators in Spreading Cancer During Hysterectomie

    The Role of Morcellators in Spreading Cancer During Hysterectomie
    More recently, a significant number of women and theirs families have brought lawsuits against various manufacturers after doctors used laparoscopic power morcellators during their hysterectomies. These individuals allege that these devices…
  • Jul 24

    Man Sentenced After Killing Woman in 9-Vehicle Accident in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Man Sentenced After Killing Woman in 9-Vehicle Accident in Las Vegas, Nevada
    Pictured above: Officials examining the scene of the accident  This February, a 32-year-old man driving at extremely high speeds caused both the death of a Las Vegas woman and a resulting nine-vehicle crash. This week, that man,…
  • Jul 22

    New Study Claims That New Drug Can Reverse Effects of Blood Thinner Pradaxa

    New Study Claims That New Drug Can Reverse Effects of Blood Thinner Pradaxa
    A new experimental drug has been proven to reverse the effects of the drug Pradaxa (dabigatran). The drug, called idarucizumab, is said to work within minutes of being given to patients. Pradaxa is a newer anticoagulant that has been marketed…
Rank this Week: 489

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 27

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help…
  • Jul 15

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s…
  • Jul 15

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]
    One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of…
Rank this Week: 411

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Cymbalta Class Certification Denied Again

    Cymbalta Class Certification Denied Again
     Is there a tougher federal district judge than Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles?  By “tougher,” we do not mean in the usual sense when applied to judges: handing out long criminal sentences – though that certainly…
  • Jul 24

    Inside the Implied Conflict Preemption Box

    Inside the Implied Conflict Preemption Box
    Federal preemption in the drug and medical device world is a game of categories.  Express preemption versus implied.  Conflict preemption versus field preemption.  Drugs versus devices, generic versus branded, premarket…
  • Jul 22

    ABA Hijinks No More (For Now)

    ABA Hijinks No More (For Now)
    We are pleased to report that the proposed ABA Resolution 105 - first blogged about here - has been withdrawn and will not be an issue at the House of Delegates session at the upcoming ABA meeting.  The originators chose to withdraw it…
Rank this Week: 322

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    This opinion is a civil case, but nothing…

    This opinion is a civil case, but nothing about it suggests to me that the same rule wouldn't obtain in criminal cases in analogously unusual circumstances.Dietz v. Bouldin, No. 13-35377 (Fisher with Bea and Murguia) --- The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jul 27

    United States v. Santos-Flores, No.…

    United States v. Santos-Flores, No. 15-10289 (July 2015 motions panel) ---In a published order, the Ninth Circuit held that a criminal defendant may not be denied bail simply because he is likely to be placed in immigration custody and…
  • Jul 25

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Revs Up ICE-Breaker - Bail Reform Act not Trumped by Imigration Detainer

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Revs Up ICE-Breaker - Bail Reform Act not Trumped by Imigration Detainer
     Hon. Judges Kozinski and SchroederIf the United States Attorney’s Office – Article II of the federal government – is unable to control ICE, who can?  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.United States v.…
Rank this Week: 262

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 192

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

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

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jul 27

    LegalEyes for July 27, 2015

    LegalEyes for July 27, 2015
    by Jim Thompson Frank Bruni at The New York Times discusses the failures of the Electoral College system, quoting John Koza, the well-known advocate for a national popular vote, and citing a FairVote study that confirmed candidates focus…
  • Jul 24

    LegalEyes for July 24, 2015

    LegalEyes for July 24, 2015
    by Jim ThompsonTerri Lively quotes ACS President Caroline Fredrickson in a Fortune article about our misguided views on overtime pay and the challenges this creates for working parents.   Heather Digby Parton reports at Salon about…
  • Jul 24

    Leading Constitutional Scholar Proposes Serious Solutions to an Increasingly Political Supreme Court

    Leading Constitutional Scholar Proposes Serious Solutions to an Increasingly Political Supreme Court
    by Nanya SpringerSome talk this week centered on the issue of reforming the U.S. Supreme Court, with one irresponsible proposal gaining moderate attention, but Erwin Chemerinsky has been talking about fixing the Supreme Court for years. …
Rank this Week: 467

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Payments to Egg "Donors"

    Payments to Egg "Donors"
    Interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about a lawsuit over limits on payments by fertility clinics to women who supply eggs for infertile couples. Under influential, though not mandatory, guidelines issued by the American…
  • Jul 22

    Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Session on Medicaid at the AALS

    Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Session on Medicaid at the AALS
    A reminder that a call for papers has been issued for the session of the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care at the 2016 AALS meeting. Here's the information about the session: Our section program for the 2016 meeting...
  • Jul 22

    Junior Scholar Workshop at the AALS

    Junior Scholar Workshop at the AALS
    The Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care will be holding a workshop session for junior scholars at the upcoming AALS meeting in New York, Jan 6-10, 2016. Here's the call--please circulate widely: Call for Papers AALS Section on Law,...
Rank this Week: 656

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 486

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 27

    Quote of the day-week-year

    Quote of the day-week-year
    Sixty years after Congress created the UCMJ to protect accused servicemembers from abusive and arbitrary punishment, a significant faction in Congress now believes it must be almost completely dismantled and restructured because is is not…
  • Jul 27

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review
    There are some interesting articles for military justice practitioners in the Summer 2015, MLR. Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and…
  • Jul 25

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence
    At trial, the Government repeatedly sought to use Edwards’s silence after he was Mirandized as substantive proof of guilt as well as for impeachment purposes. Over Edwards’s objection, the Government emphasized in its closing that…
Rank this Week: 425

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Timely Diagnosis In Breast Cancer Case

    Timely Diagnosis In Breast Cancer Case
    According to the American Cancer Society in order to receive immediate and proper medical treatment, timing is vital in a patient who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The earlier the cancer is detected the sooner the appropriate…
  • Jul 22

    Serious Cancer Risk From Medical Device Used During Laparoscopic Uterine Surgerie

    Serious Cancer Risk From Medical Device Used During Laparoscopic Uterine Surgerie
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a serious warning regarding the use of a medical device during laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries. On November 24, 2014 the FDA updated a pervious warning that it had issued on April…
  • Jul 20

    EKO Recalls Motion Sensor Trash Cans Sold Exclusively at Costco Due To Laceration Hazard

    EKO Recalls Motion Sensor Trash Cans Sold Exclusively at Costco Due To Laceration Hazard
    EKO Sensible Eco Living Motion Sensor Trash Cans manufactured in China, imported by Costco Wholesale Corporation, of Issaquah, Washington and sold exclusively at Costco stores and Costco.com was recalled on July 17, 2015. The recall (number…
Rank this Week: 906

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jul 27

    Levy on Huq on the Rationing of Constitutional Remedie

    Levy on Huq on the Rationing of Constitutional Remedie
    This month’s essay on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Rationing Constitutional Justice by Marin Levy. Marin reviews Aziz Huq’s recent article, Judicial Independence and the Rationing of Constitutional Remedies, 65 Duke L.J.…
  • Jul 16

    Note on Class Ascertainability

    Note on Class Ascertainability
    The Yale Law Journal has published a note by student Geoffrey C. Shaw on Class Ascertainability. It may be of interest given the Civil Rules Advisory Committee's recent report to the Standing Committee that "ascertainability"…
  • Jul 15

    Wasserman on Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment

    Wasserman on Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment
    Howard Wasserman has posted on SSRN his article, Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment, published in Michigan State Law Review. Abstract: This essay examines three cases from the Supreme Court’s October Term 2013 addressing the standards for…
Rank this Week: 350

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 27

    News Coverage: “The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles”

    News Coverage: “The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles”
    The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles.
  • Jul 26

    New Article: “Credit Reporting’s Vicious Cycles”

    New Article: “Credit Reporting’s Vicious Cycles”
    New Article: Luke Herrine, Credit Reporting’s Vicious Cycles, NYU Rev. L. & Soc. Change forthcoming, SSRN 2015.  Abstract below: This article argues that consumer credit reports can create two sorts of vicious cycles, which can…
  • Jul 24

    New Article: “Corrective Progressivity”

    New Article: “Corrective Progressivity”
    New Article: Eric A. Kades, Corrective Progressivity, SSRN 2015.  Abstract below: In these times of widening inequality, regressive taxation is about the last thing needed in the United States. Yet that is exactly what we observe in…
Rank this Week: 334

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    You have worked and studied hard in preparation for the Bar Exam.  Today get to where you need to be tomorrow, exercise, have a good dinner and a good night's rest.Good Luck!Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Jul 26

    Lady (Legal) Writer Blog

    Lady (Legal) Writer Blog
    Looking for a good blog that provides tips for legal writing?  Try Lady (Legal) Writer blog, it provides posts on legal writing resources, writing tips, new publications, Q&A, information for 1Ls, and more.  Click here to access…
  • Jul 20

    From the Lawyerist - How to Format an Appellate Brief

    From the Lawyerist - How to Format an Appellate Brief
    You learn about the content requirements of an appellate brief in law school, but how much time is spent on the formatting requirements?  To make it more confusing, format requirements vary from court to court.The Lawyerist recently…
Rank this Week: 817

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
Rank this Week: 306

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Newspaper

    Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Newspaper
    From the Republican Herald (Pottsvile, PA) story on a guilty plea by Falcon Instrumentation and Machinery FZE in connection with an attempted shipment by Pennsylvania-based Hetran, Inc. of a bar peeling machine to Iran: Federal prosecutors…
  • Jul 23

    BIS Amends EAR to Remove Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

    BIS Amends EAR to Remove Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
    On Wednesday, the Bureau of Industry and Security amended the EAR to reflect the removal of Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Somewhat surprisingly, the impact of this removal is much less than might be imagined. Of most…
  • Jul 21

    Worst. Case. Ever. Seriously

    Worst. Case. Ever. Seriously
    ABOVE: Fernando Zavellos After reading the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in Zevallos v. Obama, I have to side with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), something remarkable for me, but, honestly, the case for…
Rank this Week: 965

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
  • Jul 27

    Obtaining reimbursement of uncovered medical bill

    Obtaining reimbursement of uncovered medical bill
    South Carolina’s child support guidelines include a provision for payment of unreimbursed medical expenses for the children. Per these guidelines: The guidelines are based on the assumption that the parent to whom support is owed will…
  • Jul 25

    A lot of work for $2.35 a month

    A lot of work for $2.35 a month
    On July 22, 2015, three and a half years after the Court of Appeals remanded the family court’s increase in an Ex-Wife’s alimony to $1,547.65 per month in the case of Roof v. Steele, 396 S.C. 373, 720 S.E.2d 910 (Ct. App. 2011),…
  • Jul 22

    A child custody reversal that should have been published (and remanded rather than reversed)

    A child custody reversal that should have been published (and remanded rather than reversed)
    Child custody determinations are among the hardest family court matters to get reversed on appeal. Because custody decisions are based upon the weight the trial judge places on sixteen listed factors and a seventeenth catch-all factor, and…
Rank this Week: 439

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/
Rank this Week: 387

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?

    Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?
    Dear Rich: I'm attempting to get licensing from several professional and collegiate sports associations, I've received licensing for some but not all and plan to sell, or would like to sell, product before all are in place. The copyright…
  • Jul 22

    What Constitutes "Publication" Under Copyright Law?

    What Constitutes "Publication" Under Copyright Law?
    Dear Rich: I wrote an “In Remembrance” booklet when a family member passed away. About 20 copies of the booklet were given to family, friends and neighbors. The booklet didn’t even have my name on it because everyone I…
  • Jul 15

    Does TM Registration Provide Priority for All Items Within the Class?

    Does TM Registration Provide Priority for All Items Within the Class?
    Dear Rich: Does a trademark registration grant the right to use a trademark only for the specific goods  or for any/all goods within the category? For example, does a registration in Class 9 for an app give the trademark owner exclusive…
Rank this Week: 484

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four
    Corporate Counsel has published the final installment of “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Appealing an International Arbitration Award,” Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr.…
  • Jul 26

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three
    Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr. have published Part Three of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Rules for Appointing an Emergency Arbitrator,”…
  • Jul 24

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Two

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Two
    Corporate Counsel has published the second installment of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.”
Rank this Week: 792

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan
    We’ve all heard jokes about taking a loan from the Bank of Mom and Dad. What you might not know is that intra-family loans can be a great way to transfer significant wealth and avoid […]
  • Jul 23

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review
    In a previous post, I discussed the importance of having a life insurance policy analysis done on a regular basis. I was recently reminded of the importance of policy reviews when I received correspondence from […]
  • Jul 21

    Overcome Obstacles to Effective Healthcare Directive

    Overcome Obstacles to Effective Healthcare Directive
    Are improvements to healthcare directives necessary and possible? The answer is an emphatic YES! As a trusted advisor, you can blaze the trail for your clients. In the past three decades, a relatively low percent […]
Rank this Week: 964

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in…

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in the July New York Bar Journal on the question of whether filing a 90 Day Demand to Resume Prosecution waives the defendant's right to further discovery. There is a split in the Departments on this, and…
  • Jul 26

    Well, this explains a lot. For a long time…

    Well, this explains a lot. For a long time I've wondered how any sane person coluld possibly think the NYTimes is liberal. Maybe it is because it is being evaluated by its readership rather than by its content. In today's Magazine there is…
  • Jul 23

    This past weekend -- the past few weeks…

    This past weekend -- the past few weeks really-- have had me thinking about what it is that our job actually is in our glamor profession. I had two major events coming to a peak at the same time, and in many ways the two, which on their face…
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The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Royal Alliance Associate Inc. Ordered to Pay $1.4 Million

    Royal Alliance Associate Inc. Ordered to Pay $1.4 Million
    Royal Allicance Associate Inc., is one of four subsidiary broker-dealers of AIG Advisor Group. It has been ordered to pay $1.4 million to three separate retired investors due allegations of negligence while supervising sales of nontraded real…
  • Jul 27

    Wall Street is expecting panic from the public concerning “alternative” mutual funds.

    Wall Street is expecting panic from the public concerning “alternative” mutual funds.
    According to reports, as some “alternative” mutual funds are experiencing popularity, hedge funds are hoping to profit. These “alternative” funds and some bond exchange-traded funds are apparently facing an upswing…
  • Jul 27

    SEC Settlement with Okin, Lewis, and Eisler

    SEC Settlement with Okin, Lewis, and Eisler
    A settlement release Thursday by the SEC stated that Robert Okin, Arthur Lewis, and Scott Eisler have agreed to bans and a combined $175,000 in fines to settle claims that are tied to illegal, unregistered sales of billions of shares worth of…
Rank this Week: 204

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    SEC News - Ponzi Schemes, Rule Violations, Fraudulent Fund

    SEC News - Ponzi Schemes, Rule Violations, Fraudulent Fund
    Oil Company and CEO Charged in Scheme Targeting Chinese-Americans and EB-5 InvestorsA Bay Area oil and gas company and its CEO have been charged with running a $68 million Ponzi-like scheme and affinity fraud that targeted the…
  • Jul 11

    Making Decisions on Elder Housing May Take a Team Effort http://ift.tt/1HpQHvr

    Making Decisions on Elder Housing May Take a Team Effort http://ift.tt/1HpQHvr
    Making Decisions on Elder Housing May Take a Team EffortMaking Decisions on Elder Housing May Take a Team Effort Choosing living arrangements for an older person can take a lawyer, financial planner and physician — and perhaps a…
  • Jul 11

    Student Loan Co-Signers Face a Tangled Path to a Release http://ift.tt/1HpMGXQ

    Student Loan Co-Signers Face a Tangled Path to a Release http://ift.tt/1HpMGXQ
    Student Loan Co-Signers Face a Tangled Path to a ReleaseStudent Loan Co-Signers Face a Tangled Path to a Release About 90 percent of borrowers of private educational loans who ask to have co-signers released from obligation are rejected, says…
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CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 702

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
  • Jul 27

    The "Pocket Dial," Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The "Pocket Dial," Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently issued an interesting opinion in a civil suit:  Huff v. Spaw, 2015 WL 4430466 (2015). The court began its opinion by explaining that “[t]his case requires us to consider…
  • Jul 24

    Wiretapping, Hotmail and Impersonation

    Wiretapping, Hotmail and Impersonation
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Chavan v. Cohen, 2015 WL 4077323 (2015).  He begins the opinion by outlining…
Rank this Week: 654

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Bard IVC Filters and Potential Claims (July 2015)

    Bard IVC Filters and Potential Claims (July 2015)
    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters sold by Bard have been found to have a high failure rate in a study published in  the Archives of Internal Medicine.IVC filters are implanted in patients to help prevent pulmonary embolism due to…
  • Jul 27

    Xarelto Trials Set for 2016

    Xarelto Trials Set for 2016
    Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots. Xarelto is used to prevent or treat a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood…
  • Jun 19

    Lumber Liquidators MDL Goes to Alexandria Virginia United States District Court Judge

    Lumber Liquidators MDL Goes to Alexandria Virginia United States District Court Judge
    Nationwide there is litigation involving Lumber Liquidators over claims of formaldehyde in several of the company's laminated flooring products. You can read more about the claims here.Lawyers working on the cases asked to have the many…
Rank this Week: 426

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    China Joint Ventures: What Goes Around Comes Around

    China Joint Ventures: What Goes Around Comes Around
    Just read an article on the white hot (at least for millennials) web site Ozy.com, entitled, Surfing China’s Business Boom … Without Wiping Out. The theme of the article is that the incidence of joint ventures is rising in…
  • Jul 23

    Buying Product From China? Don’t Forget U.S. State Law

    Buying Product From China? Don’t Forget U.S. State Law
    Because your company is located in and/or conducts business in China, it is of course subject to China’s laws and regulations and should take steps to address Chinese compliance concerns. If the company exports products from China, it…
  • Jul 22

    Don’t Get Lazy With Your China Employment Contract

    Don’t Get Lazy With Your China Employment Contract
    China law mandates written employment contracts with all (Chinese and expat) full-time employees. Those employment contracts must include the following provisions: Basic information about the employer and the employee, including place of…
Rank this Week: 126

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers brain injuries from bicycle accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice an defective products. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobraininjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Researchers Report the Development of a TBI Treating Antibody

    Researchers Report the Development of a TBI Treating Antibody
    One of the numerous consequences of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease at a later stage of life. A recent study in Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science, suggests that researchers have…
  • Jul 15

    Money Talks - The Business of Brain Injury Research

    Money Talks - The Business of Brain Injury Research
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a serious problem in the modern medical landscape. From athletic concussions to military related battlefield injuries, doctors and scientists diligently search for new methods of diagnosis, treatment and…
  • Jul 9

    Is Hyperbaric Treatment Really Effective to Treat TBI

    Is Hyperbaric Treatment Really Effective to Treat TBI
    In the quest to adequately diagnose and respond to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), scientists and doctors have developed a variety of treatment options. Among those is the hyperbaric chamber, which provides pure oxygen to the patient. While…
Rank this Week: 835

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/
  • Jul 27

    If You’re Going To Incorporate Online T&Cs Into a Printed Contract, Do It Right–Holdbrook v. PCS

    If You’re Going To Incorporate Online T&Cs Into a Printed Contract, Do It Right–Holdbrook v. PCS
    The plaintiff runs a pediatric dentistry. It retained defendant PCS to provide cloud services. The dentistry alleges that PCS subsequently locked it out of the cloud services improperly. The dentistry sued PCS for the lockout, and PCS sought…
  • Jul 24

    Seventh Circuit: Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Future Harm

    Seventh Circuit: Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Future Harm
    Plaintiffs sued Neiman Marcus on behalf of a putative class alleging claims arising out of a 2013 data breach. Neiman Marcus informed its customers (in 2014) that an attack had occurred and 350,000 cards had been exposed. Neiman Marcus…
  • Jul 21

    Are You Smarter Than a 2L? (Internet Law Edition)

    Are You Smarter Than a 2L? (Internet Law Edition)
    I created a small number of multiple-choice review questions for the 2015 edition of my Internet Law casebook. Over time, I plan to add many more questions, so this is just a tentative start. Still, for your fun and amusement,...
Rank this Week: 131

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 582

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 27

    Monestier on Foreign Corporation Registration Statutes and Personal Jurisdiction

    Monestier on Foreign Corporation Registration Statutes and Personal Jurisdiction
    As the summer progresses, I have been slowly catching up on all the giant electronic reading pile I slowly built up during the school year. I recently read a very interesting article on personal jurisdiction, of all things. It’s Tanya...
  • Jul 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (July 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (July 26, 2015)
    "Tying the gift prong to the presence of a friend or relative...restricts...strained theories of gifting by insiders" http://t.co/kKNXDaMOdv— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 19, 2015 ICYMI: "The Asinine Arguments…
  • Jul 25

    Sauce for the goose ... ?

    Sauce for the goose ... ?
    Caribbean Cruise Line recently won an interesting victory when Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that it could pursue an unfair trade practices claim against the Better Business Bureau for awarding it an “F” rating. See…
Rank this Week: 207

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Jury Finds in Favor of Bouveng in Wall-Street Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Jury Finds in Favor of Bouveng in Wall-Street Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Jennifer Melendez On June 29, 2015, a jury in the Southern District Court of New York awarded Hanna Bouveng, a Swedish intern at New York Global Group (NYGG), $18 million in damages for sexual harassment and defamation. Bouveng sued…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Extends Title VII to Protect Against Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

    EEOC Extends Title VII to Protect Against Sexual-Orientation Discrimination
    Owen H. Laird In a recent decision, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) unexpectedly extended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) to protect against sexual-orientation…
  • Jul 21

    The Harman Firm, PC Nominated for the The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest

    The Harman Firm, PC Nominated for the The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest
    The Harman Firm has been nominated to participate in The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog contest! We’ve put hard work and research into our blogs, and are excited to be nominated. Our hope is that our blog helps people…
Rank this Week: 562

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
  • Jul 18

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD
    Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As the decision was part of a judicial review procedure,…
Rank this Week: 597

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 713

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jul 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jul 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 762