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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Procedural violations of IDEA are only actionable if they adversely impact the child's education or significantly impair the parents' participation rights. Which procedural violations are most likely to result in an adverse finding against a…
  • Jul 24

    ADA Is 24 Years Old

    ADA Is 24 Years Old
    This is the internationally recognized symbol for accessibility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law twenty-four years ago this Saturday. If you are interested in suggestions on how to celebrate,…
  • Jul 22

    Seattle Academy A Big Succe

    Seattle Academy A Big Succe
    Pike Place Market in Seattle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Last week was the annual Seattle U. Academy for IDEA hearing officers and administrative law judges. It was especially good this year. All those special ed hearing officers in one place is…
Rank this Week: 949

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Seattle Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

    Seattle Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Dennis Daugs Jr., who was the managing director of a Seattle advisory firm, Lakeside Capital Management, used assets from the portfolio of a senior citizen client to…
  • Jul 23

    Former Broker Barred from Security Industry Due to Sale of Alternative Investment

    Former Broker Barred from Security Industry Due to Sale of Alternative Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Robert Christian Acri, a broker formerly with World Equity Group Inc., was barred from the securities industry. Acri allegedly was involved in the sale of…
  • Jul 21

    Ex-Broker from Transamerica Financial Barred from Securities Industry Amidst Forgery Allegation

    Ex-Broker from Transamerica Financial Barred from Securities Industry Amidst Forgery Allegation
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Daniel Howard Glick, a former broker from Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., was barred from the securities industry by FINRA for…
Rank this Week: 130

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Jul 28

    DOL-Joint Bar Association Commented On the Longshore Pre-Hearing Statement, Form LS-18

    DOL-Joint Bar Association Commented On the Longshore Pre-Hearing Statement, Form LS-18
    The DOL-Joint Bar Association recently submitted comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to slightly modify the Pre-Hearing Statement, Form LS-18. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act’s…
  • Jul 25

    Brief in Opposition Filed in Dize, a Jones Act “Seaman Status” Case

    Brief in Opposition Filed in Dize, a Jones Act “Seaman Status” Case
    The Brief in Opposition has been filed in Dize v. Association of Maryland Pilots, the case concerning seaman status for maritime workers who spend time in the service of a moored vessel.  The Brief in Opposition is a good read that…
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit Upholds Denial of Longshoreman’s Claim, Affirms MBLB Win

    Fifth Circuit Upholds Denial of Longshoreman’s Claim, Affirms MBLB Win
    Today’s post provides us with an opportunity to brag on one of our own, Rob Popich, who successfully argued Hymel v. Dir., OWCP, for the Employer and Carrier.  The Fifth Circuit’s new, unreported Hymel decision is the third…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Jul 28

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, August 1, 2014

    MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, August 1, 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…
  • Jul 25

    BALCA Vacates Denial Notwithstanding Incomplete ETA 9089

    BALCA Vacates Denial Notwithstanding Incomplete ETA 9089
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologist” After receiving…
  • Jul 24

    House GOP Working Group releases Recommendations on Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

    House GOP Working Group releases Recommendations on Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border
    On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Chairwoman of the GOP House Working Group on national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border released their recommendations and solutions. Granger stated,…
Rank this Week: 461

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 227

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilities  Ontario Justices of the Peace should have a law degree: Editorial - Toronto…
  • Jul 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated at circumcision…
  • Jul 24

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: European Court Rules Against Poland Over Secret CIA Jail  Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians - Canada - CBC…
Rank this Week: 76

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat
    From within an article titled Bose Sues Beats Electronics, Alleging Patent Violations in Design of Beats Studios, Solos. We do know, however, that if Bose manages to win its case, Beats could be in trouble. Just as Beats is suing Chinese…
  • Jul 28

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism
    The Boston Globe discusses recent plagiarism incidents in an article Plagiarism incidents undercut message to studentsIncluded in the text isa high school principal in New York apologized after writing a yearbook message that was nearly…
  • Jul 28

    Chinese companies to enter rare earth magnet area in the US after expiry of Hitachi patent?

    Chinese companies to enter rare earth magnet area in the US after expiry of Hitachi patent?
    An article titled Hybrid car batteries, iPhones may become cheaper notes consequences of expiry of patents to Hitachi on rare earth magnets. There is textThe expired US patent 5,654,651 covers magnets with neodymium, a rare earth…
Rank this Week: 57

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 28

    Design a quicker airport security screening method and earn big buck

    Design a quicker airport security screening method and earn big buck
    Seriously. The Transportation Security Agency wants to know whether consumers have solutions to long airport security lines. TSA is offering cash rewards for the best ideas about how to speed security checks. The total payout will be $15,000.…
  • Jul 28

    The economic cost of car crashe

    The economic cost of car crashe
    Read this recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Loss of life and injuries from vehicle crashes go way beyond measurement in purely economic terms, but the economic losses (including the lost of quality life…
  • Jul 25

    Expose about predatory retail chain and military consumer

    Expose about predatory retail chain and military consumer
    USA Discounters, reports the Washington Post in conjunction with ProPublica, is a retailer that takes advantage of service members' transience and locks them into cycle of debt using a venue-selection clause in their contracts that permits…
Rank this Week: 115

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Jul 28

    Should Your LLC Issue Written Certificates of Membership Interests?

    Should Your LLC Issue Written Certificates of Membership Interests?
    Ownership of a corporation is evidenced by a stock certificate. Ownership of an LLC is evidenced by the LLC’s operating agreement , and in most cases, confirmed by LLC income tax returns. LLCs do not typically issue “shares”…
  • Jul 21

    What Constitutes A Joint Judgment For Tenants by Entireties Exemption?

    What Constitutes A Joint Judgment For Tenants by Entireties Exemption?
    Tenants by entireties assets are protected against a judgment against either spouse, but entireties assets are not exempt from a creditor holding a joint judgment against both spouses. Sometimes, there is an issue about what constitutes a…
  • Jul 14

    Virtual Currency Hides Money From Ex-Spouse

    Virtual Currency Hides Money From Ex-Spouse
    I have said in prior blog post many that asset protection does not involve hiding assets or lying about assets. Yet, intentional deception about assets does occur, and it occurs most frequently in divorce cases. Family law gives ex-spouses…
Rank this Week: 410

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment
    Dr. Aaron Filler, a Santa Monica neurosurgeon, filed a pro se Complaint alleging that the United States governmenteffected a 5th Amendment taking of his medical license without just compensation. He claims the taking occurred as a result of…
  • Jul 25

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre
    After he was “charged in a three-count indictment with knowingly distributing and receiving child pornography by computer, in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252 (a) and (b), and with knowingly possessing computers and…
  • Jul 23

    Bank Fraud, the Customer Service Rep and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Bank Fraud, the Customer Service Rep and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    On March 25, 2009, a jury convicted Regina Tolliver of bank fraud, aiding and abetting bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, aiding and abetting identity theft, and unauthorized use of a computer. U.S. v. Tolliver, 2014 WL 3508550…
Rank this Week: 509

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 28

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk
    [Continued from last week's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith When you’ve got enough to take care of yourself, more claim checks don’t do you any good. But they can do a lot of good for all kinds of other people. – Warren Buffett…
  • Jul 25

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?
    By: David A. Smith Money is a claim check on other people’s products and services. – Warren Buffett Once a month, Mrs. Guggenheim sends the bank the same amount of money.  Darling, if you have to ask the price, you…
  • Jul 24

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By:David A. Smith Phil: Do you know what today is? Rita: No, what? Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened. – Groundhog Day Candidate…
Rank this Week: 356

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 334

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 28

    Blog Post: EPA Head Says Public Comment Crucial To Carbon Plan

    Blog Post: EPA Head Says Public Comment Crucial To Carbon Plan
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that four public hearings this week will be critical to shaping the agency's proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants,…
  • Jul 28

    Blog Post: Don't Get Carried Away By The Inversion Craze

    Blog Post: Don't Get Carried Away By The Inversion Craze
    Given commercial realities and the possibility that the intended tax savings could be limited or eliminated by the effect of retroactive or even prospective legislation, a potential inversion transaction should only be pursued if the nontax…
  • Jul 25

    Blog Post: Alaska Judge Rejects Bearded Seals' 'Threatened' Statu

    Blog Post: Alaska Judge Rejects Bearded Seals' 'Threatened' Statu
    An Alaska federal court on Friday vacated a National Marine Fisheries Service rule declaring a population of bearded seals in the state “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, saying the listing was based upon speculation…
Rank this Week: 716

Atty-at-Work

Atty-at-Work

Covers law and legal information in the Philippines. From Fred Pamaos.

http://attyatwork.com
  • Jul 28

    5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III

    5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III
    [State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III, fifth of sixth for his 6-year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 26

    Fan Art, Copyright and Comic-Con

    Fan Art, Copyright and Comic-Con
    If you’re interested in fan art, watch/listen to this. If you’re interested in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 24

    Road Safety: Other People Make Mistake

    Road Safety: Other People Make Mistake
    You should watch this video. There are a number of “jokes” about driving in high... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 862

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 28

    Planning for musical obsolescence

    Planning for musical obsolescence
    Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most celebrated conductors of his generation.  As Music Director of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, he has built a solid and enthusiastic following amongst…
  • Jul 14

    Attention, intention and value

    Attention, intention and value
    How should we understand the value of academic publications?  That was the question addressed at the ALA Annual Conference last month during the SPARC/ACRL Forum.  The forum is the highlight of each ALA conference for me because it…
  • Jun 11

    A win, oddly

    A win, oddly
    Because I am on vacation this week and have very intermittent Internet access, I am hardly the first to announce that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court decision (mostly) in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit. I…
Rank this Week: 326

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Jul 28

    Library Hours for Summer Break

    Library Hours for Summer Break
    The Library will be open the following hours over summer break: Monday – Friday  8am – 5pm Saturday – Closed Sunday – Closed Enjoy the rest of your summer!
  • Jul 25

    Health Law “Hot Topics” Student Writing Opportunity

    Health Law “Hot Topics” Student Writing Opportunity
    The ABA Health Law Section is looking for students to write for their “Hot Topics” electronic publication. Contributors write a short summaries or reviews of a selected articles from the most recent issue of The Health Lawyer.…
  • Jul 24

    Benchbook on International Law

    Benchbook on International Law
    Inspired by the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges, the American Society of International Law has published the Benchbook on International Law, a book available for free online. The Benchbook is a “hands-on introduction to…
Rank this Week: 358

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 28

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)
    Professor Coffee, in his piece in the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term, raises structural concerns with the market and asserts that the SEC has been slow to implement…
  • Jul 25

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware
    Flying somewhat below the radar, the on-going case of Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may prove to be one worthy of closer consideration. The case stems from the alleged involvement of Wal-Mart in a…
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
Rank this Week: 51

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jul 28

    Is it discrimination to favor a workplace shortie (shawtie?) over her male subordinates?

    Is it discrimination to favor a workplace shortie (shawtie?) over her male subordinates?
    Because all the other blogs will say "paramour" or "lover"  in the lede, and I need to remain relevant (or "down," if you will) with my more trendy readers. Over the weekend, I read this case in which a male plaintiff alleged…
  • Jul 25

    EEOC shows no goodwill to Goodwill Industries: $100K for retaliation

    EEOC shows no goodwill to Goodwill Industries: $100K for retaliation
    Just in case you thought that the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission uses a soft touch towards any business that may discriminate -- let alone a charity. Earlier this week, the EEOC announced here that Goodwill Industries…
  • Jul 24

    #TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback

    #TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback
    Back when I was a young aspiring blogger -- as opposed to the blog king I am now -- I asked my audience (here) for some feedback to improve this jawn. Well, you gave it, I improved it, and I've been turning down multi-million dollar offers…
Rank this Week: 592

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Rand Paul Recalibrates His Environmental View

    Rand Paul Recalibrates His Environmental View
    As part of his effort to broaden his support for the next Presidential race, Rand Paul has been soft-peddling his ideological positions. This is true in the environmental area as well. When Rand Paul was running for the Senate, his position…
  • Jul 26

    General Permits and the Regulation of Greenhouse Gase

    General Permits and the Regulation of Greenhouse Gase
    Author’s Note:  The following post is co-authored by Eric Biber and J.B. Ruhl, the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law and the Co-Director of the Energy, Environment, and Land Use Program at Vanderbilt Law School. It is…
  • Jul 24

    Does Scalia’s Opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Help Protect the ACA?

    Does Scalia’s Opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Help Protect the ACA?
    The tax subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act to pay for health insurance are, of course, the subject of significant press coverage since dueling federal appeals courts came to different conclusions about who receives them this…
Rank this Week: 369

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Supreme Court's Coming Attack on Public Employee Union

    The Supreme Court's Coming Attack on Public Employee Union
    Released the same day as Hobby Lobby -to no public fanfare - Harris v. Quinn decided a case of little national importance on outrageous grounds purportedly rooted in the First Amendment while setting the stage for a decision of major national…
  • Jul 24

    A Pope and an Atheist Sit Down for a Chat

    A Pope and an Atheist Sit Down for a Chat
    Eugenio Scalfari, aged 90, is truly one of the grand old men of Italian politics and journalism. Trained as a lawyer, he has been active in Italian Socialist causes since World War II and edited and/or founded two of Italy's most influential…
  • Jul 19

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker
    From Ali Abunimah’s blog at The Electronic Intifada: “Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has…
Rank this Week: 305

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 28

    Preventive Treatments for Alzheimer'

    Preventive Treatments for Alzheimer'
    The July 15, 2014 issue of the Wall Street Journal ran an article by Shirley S. Wang, Alzheimer's Fight Zeroes in on Preventive Treatments. According to the article, researchers are now focusing on prevention or slowing down memory loss,…
  • Jul 28

    Highlights from the 17th Annual Elder Law Institute in Pennsylvania

    Highlights from the 17th Annual Elder Law Institute in Pennsylvania
    Recently a former law student who is considering a career change asked me about elder law, wanting to meet with me to discuss what is involved. I'm happy to chat any time with current and former students, especially about elder...
  • Jul 27

    New York CCRC Files for Reorganization in Bankruptcy Court

    New York CCRC Files for Reorganization in Bankruptcy Court
    The Amsterdam, also known as Amsterdam House at Harborside, has been marketed as the "first and only" life care community in Nassau County. It now also appears to be the first CCRC in that county -- and perhaps in the...
Rank this Week: 446

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Origin of "White Waiver" in California

    The Origin of "White Waiver" in California
    As a property insurance attorney in California, I often come upon the situation where insureds consult with me when asked to sign what is known here as a "White Waiver." At the point that a "White Waiver" is brought up, a property owner at…
  • Jul 27

    Delay in Completion Losses Under a Builders Risk Policy - Part 2

    Delay in Completion Losses Under a Builders Risk Policy - Part 2
    In the first discussion about delay in completion coverage, Delay In Completion Losses Under A Builders Risk Policy, I gave a general overview of the coverage. In this post, I'll discuss a more detailed focus on the topic. Recently, a New…
  • Jul 26

    What Does Your Insurance Company Mean When it Promises to Pay Actual Cash Value? - Part I

    What Does Your Insurance Company Mean When it Promises to Pay Actual Cash Value? - Part I
    In property damage insurance, one of several possible methods can be used for of establishing the value of insured property to determine the amount the insurer will pay in the event of loss. What method is used depends on the policy and your…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jul 28

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Supreme Court FHR European Ventures LLP & Ors v Cedar Capital Partners LLC [2014] UKSC 45 (16 July 2014) Sandiford, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] UKSC 44 (16 July 2014)…
  • Jul 28

    Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court

    Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court
    Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 46 (YouTube) Supreme Court, 23rd July 2014 Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt
  • Jul 28

    HRA damages awarded in date rape cases – UK Human Rights Blog

    HRA damages awarded in date rape cases – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘This is an important summary of the principles applicable to HR damages, particularly in circumstances where there have been other payments already made arguably in respect of the acts in question. So it should be first port of call if…
Rank this Week: 4

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Measuring Body Mass Index

    Measuring Body Mass Index
    The Mini Nutritional Assessment, a short questionnaire which is used to determine a resident’s nourishment, relies on body mass index to assess residents. However, for the elderly and those with underlying conditions such as dementia,…
  • Jul 27

    Lightening Strikes Golden Living Center

    Lightening Strikes Golden Living Center
    Fox11 reported that 41 residents of the Golden Living Center facility got an unwelcome surprise when a lightning strike caused a fire in the eastern ward. The home instituted emergency protocol and evacuated all of the residents. But the…
  • Jul 26

    Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80

    Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80
    Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday–such as walking quickly, cycling or swimming– need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Jul 28

    Abnormal Interviews: James Daily of The Law and the Multiverse Blog

    Abnormal Interviews: James Daily of The Law and the Multiverse Blog
    Today, we here at Abnormal Use once again continues our series, “Abnormal Interviews,” in which we conduct brief interviews with law professors, practitioners, and other commentators in the field. For the latest installment,…
  • Jul 25

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    We here at Abnormal Use are somewhat embarrassed to admit that we were once fans of the television show, “Alf.” But, hey, we all have some mortifying secret from the 1980′s, right? Accordingly, we direct you to the above…
  • Jul 24

    Chicago Cubs File Suit to Stop Rogue Cub

    Chicago Cubs File Suit to Stop Rogue Cub
    Reportedly, the Chicago Cubs have filed suit against five individuals responsible for the “billy cub” mascot, which has interacted with fans around Wrigley field for the past seven years in exchange for tips.  Billy Club has…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Jul 28

    Newton's Challenge

    Newton's Challenge
    Push too hard, swing the pendulum too far, and the reaction becomes even more extreme.One of the most famous attributes to Sir Isaac Newton was his elemental statement, "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction," also known as…
  • Jul 25

    Restoring Faith

    Restoring Faith
    So far there have been 27 comments in the Workers' Compensation Roundtable LinkedIn Group following my post about my work "injury."That was just one work comp group and happened to be the most prolific. Plenty of other comments have been made…
  • Jul 24

    Work Comp Isn't Magical

    Work Comp Isn't Magical
    "Enchantment" means of or having a magical influence or characteristic, but New Mexico isn't sure work comp the value and relevancy of workers' compensation is so enchanting - at least not the state's agricultural industry.New Mexico farmers…
Rank this Week: 628

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Defamation Act 2013, A Critical Evaluation, Part 3, “Truth” and “Honest Comment” – Dan Tench

    Defamation Act 2013, A Critical Evaluation, Part 3, “Truth” and “Honest Comment” – Dan Tench
    In earlier posts I have dealt with general concerns about the Defamation Act 2013 and concerns about section 1, “Serious harm”. In this post, I will look at at the new statutory defences of “truth” and…
  • Jul 27

    Law and Media Round Up – 28 July 2014

    Law and Media Round Up – 28 July 2014
    On Monday 21 July 2014, the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos collapsed after the judge had ruled that it was likely that the Sun’s well known ex-News of the World investigative reporter, the “Fake Sheikh”, Mazher Mahmood,…
  • Jul 27

    Defamation Act 2013, A Critical Evaluation, Part 2: “Serious Harm” – Dan Tench

    Defamation Act 2013, A Critical Evaluation, Part 2: “Serious Harm” – Dan Tench
    In this post, I continue setting out concerns with the Defamation Act 2013 by looking at the test for serious harm in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.  There is no sensible objection to a seriousness threshold for a defamation…
Rank this Week: 159

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Where Should You File Your Family Law Case?

    Where Should You File Your Family Law Case?
    The Difference Between Jurisdiction and Venue Jurisdiction and venue are two very different legal terms that are often, and wrongly, used interchangeably. Jurisdiction is the power of a court to adjudicate a case upon the merits and…
  • Jul 24

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal
    The juvenile and domestic relations district courts (“J&DR courts”) in the Commonwealth of Virginia have jurisdiction over cases to determine child custody and visitation. While this jurisdiction is “concurrent”…
  • Jul 21

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry
    I recently handled the immigration case of an individual who has resided in the U.S. since the late 1950s. Having entered on a farmworker visa and then falling out of status once the visa expired, my client filed for a green card based on a…
Rank this Week: 124

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association
    The Associated Press looks at a growing source of tension: Pot may be legal in some states – but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood...
  • Jul 28

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Courts take a hands-off approach with respect to the content of common…
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
Rank this Week: 208

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    “Unionism” as a protected class?

    “Unionism” as a protected class?
    Way back in 2012, the New York Times published an op-ed titled, A Civil Right to Unionize, which argued that Title VII needs to be amended to include “the right to unionize” as a protected civil right. At the time, I argued that…
  • Jul 25

    WIRTW #329 (the “amicus” edition)

    WIRTW #329 (the “amicus” edition)
    The ABA Journal has opened nominations for its annual list of the best legal blogs, known as the Blawg 100. I’ve been fortunate enough to be selected the past four years. The ABA Journal is soliciting opinions for whom to include this…
  • Jul 24

    Customer preference and race discrimination—when the customer isn’t right

    Customer preference and race discrimination—when the customer isn’t right
    The EEOC has sued a Chicago auto parts retailer for race discrimination after it fired an African-American store manager. The store was located in a heavily Hispanic Chicago neighborhood. THe company decided to eliminate or limit the number…
Rank this Week: 127

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 28

    Law Firm SEO Has Not Changed in 40 Year

    Law Firm SEO Has Not Changed in 40 Year
    The goals of your marketing strategy are not about you, they are about your clients. The sooner you realize that, the better your marketing strategy will be.
  • Jul 26

    There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing

    There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing
    If the people you want to sign your retainer agreement cross the line between offline and online as easily as pulling a phone out of their pockets, then you should too.
  • Jul 25

    Write a Compelling Opening Line for Blog Post

    Write a Compelling Opening Line for Blog Post
    The opening lines of your blog post are the only thing most readers will see before they decide to stay or go. If it is boring, very few will stick around to find out of you had anything worthwhile to say lower down.
Rank this Week: 157

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 28

    LGBT Workers Gain Rights Under Presidential Executive Order

    LGBT Workers Gain Rights Under Presidential Executive Order
    Studies show that more than 40 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers have suffered employment discrimination due to their sexual orientation. Moreover, 90 percent of transgender employees have experienced harassment, mistreatment, or…
  • Jul 25

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk
    A bill that would amend New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”) awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. The changes offer both good news and bad news for New York employers. Originally enacted into law in 2011,…
  • Jul 24

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?
    Would you send an important communication on a postcard? For most businesses, the answer is likely no. Yet companies send unsecured business emails every day, which share many of the same characteristics as postcards. These messages can be…
Rank this Week: 557

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 28

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit
     The case of Barrick v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. and Jones, No. M2013-01773-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2014) first begins in 2008, when the Barrick family was sued after their minor son accidentally killed a motorcyclist in…
  • Jul 25

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage
     An over-the-road truck driver parked his truck on the shoulder of a road, got out, walked across a five-lane highway to a convenience store, purchased a soft drink and chewing tobacco, walked back across the highway towards his truck,…
  • Jul 23

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision
     In Cleveland Custom Stone v. Acuity Mutual Insurance Company, No. E2013-02132-COA-R3-CV (June 10, 2014), the Tennessee Court of Appeals considered a myriad of issues in a case concerning an insurance company’s failure to pay…
Rank this Week: 300

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 28

    Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly

    Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  I read a lot of book-related publications and blogs, and thus I have endured weeks of Hachette-versus-Amazon…
  • Jul 22

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistics at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in 2012, I wrote: “Scientific evidence is one of those rare areas of law upon…
  • Jul 11

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  This month the Smithsonian has long profile on Anthony Bourdain that ends with, “What…
Rank this Week: 230

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 28

    When Does Tax Avoidance = Tax Evasion?

    When Does Tax Avoidance = Tax Evasion?
    Update (July 28, 2014): Scenario 1: Let’s say you intended a transaction to have a business purpose or “economic substance” but, as structured, it conferred no business benefit whatsoever, but you got a tax benefit…
  • Jul 25

    The Tragedy of Suicide & The Enigma of Blame (And Liability)

    The Tragedy of Suicide & The Enigma of Blame (And Liability)
    In Ancient Rome and other cultures, suicide was regarded as a rational choice in the face of dishonor. Only three candidates were barred from exercising this choice in Ancient Rome: those accused of capital crimes, soldiers, and…
  • Jul 24

    Target v. LCH Pavement Consultants, et al. Trial: Where the Rubber Hits The Road…

    Target v. LCH Pavement Consultants, et al. Trial: Where the Rubber Hits The Road…
    Update (July 24, 2014): Target’s voyage to recoup money in connection with its nation-wide parking lot maintenance arrangement has been a two-year bumpy ride, as set out in the string of earlier posts below. Target brought the…
Rank this Week: 100

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 644

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Former president of local labor union found not guilty...

    Former president of local labor union found not guilty...
    ...in Judge Gayles' first trial.  From the Sun-Sentinel:Darryl Brice "Mike D" Payne, 47, was found not guilty Thursday by a 12-person jury following a trial of more than two weeks."This is an awesome day for me, and proof that God is…
  • Jul 25

    Judge Robin Rosenberg sworn in

    Judge Robin Rosenberg sworn in
    Congratulations!Photog credit: Adam Rabin
  • Jul 25

    Monster 11th Circuit opinion decided by no active 11th Circuit judge

    Monster 11th Circuit opinion decided by no active 11th Circuit judge
    Judges Sentelle (from the DC Circuit) and Fay (senior) are in the majority, reversing Judge Marra on the big Chiquita banana case. The only active judge, Martin, dissents. Here's the opinion. The AP has the background on the case:A panel of…
Rank this Week: 85

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 413

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 28

    A Text So Clear It's Invisible

    A Text So Clear It's Invisible
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses last week's dueling D.C. Circuit and 4th Circuit opinions respectively invalidating and affirming the authority of the IRS to extend refundable tax credits to people purchasing health…
  • Jul 25

    19th Century Contract Formalism From a Unanimous 21st Century Supreme Court

    19th Century Contract Formalism From a Unanimous 21st Century Supreme Court
    by Michael DorfNext week, I'll once again be speaking at the annual Practicing Law Institute Supreme Court Review session (in-person in NYC, group-cast in Atlanta and Cleveland, and also available via webcast). I'll be participating in…
  • Jul 24

    Veganism, Year Six: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar

    Veganism, Year Six: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananOn July 24, 2008, I posted "Meat, Dairy, Psychology, Law, Economics," here on Dorf on Law, in which I described how I had decided to become an ethical vegan, after several years of having been a vegetarian. …
Rank this Week: 543

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help

    Be Your Most Excellent Self - OCI Interview Help
    by MariLee Allred, On Campus Recruiting Manager, BYU Law Career ServicesIf you are participating in on campus interviews, please keep the following in mind to help you be most triumphant:1) Double check your interview dates, times, and…
  • Jul 21

    Broadening Your Horizon

    Broadening Your Horizon
    Broadening Your Horizons:  Considering a Non-Traditional CareerA nontraditional job search is very similar to a legal job search: you need to decide what you want and then find out what is available. In order to have an effective job…
  • Jul 14

    Accountability in Your Job Search

    Accountability in Your Job Search
    Accountability in Your Job Searchby Allison G. BelnapAssistant Dean, BYU Law, Career ServicesI want to build a house. I want a great house with great views that suits my family well. I have it all planned out in my head—an open floor…
Rank this Week: 947

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 138

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 28

    Document-Comparison Etiquette: A Lively “Redlining” Dialogue

    Document-Comparison Etiquette: A Lively “Redlining” Dialogue
    The numerous comments after this short “Adams Drafting” blog about high-stakes redlining practices is a dialogue that only a lawyer could love. Check it out. You can tell I’ve been “banking” this particular blog…
  • Jul 25

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins Testifies: State of the Division’s Rulemaking

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins Testifies: State of the Division’s Rulemaking
    Yesterday, Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins delivered this testimony before the House Financial Services Committee’s Capital Markets Subcommittee – talking about the state of the Division, with an emphasis on the status of…
  • Jul 24

    Charts: Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

    Charts: Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption
    As the result of a collaborative effort between Ginsberg Jacobs’ Anthony Zeoli, Crowdcheck and Seyfarth Shaw’s Georgia Quinn, here is a comparative summary chart where you can go to compare all of the enacted instrastate…
Rank this Week: 520

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Jul 28

    Did Anyone Tell the Judge the Business Corporation Law Doesn’t Apply to LLC Dissolution?

    Did Anyone Tell the Judge the Business Corporation Law Doesn’t Apply to LLC Dissolution?
    The Appellate Division's landmark ruling in the 1545 Ocean Avenue case sharply demarcated the different statutes and different grounds available for judicial dissolution of LLCs and closely held corporations. So why, in a recent trial court…
  • Jul 21

    Court Resolves Trio of Issues in Battling Brothers’ Buy-Out

    Court Resolves Trio of Issues in Battling Brothers’ Buy-Out
    Two brothers battle it out in a series of disputes over the exercise of a realty partnership buy-out option, resulting in a trio of court decisions by Justice Stephen Bucaria in Abatemarco v Abatemarco, highlighted in this week's New York…
  • Jul 14

    Stockholder Fired, Forced to Sell Shares After Felony Conviction

    Stockholder Fired, Forced to Sell Shares After Felony Conviction
    An unusual set of facts, involving the termination of a shareholder's employment following his criminal conviction, set the stage for last week's appellate ruling requiring the redemption of his shares notwithstanding the company's…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
Rank this Week: 325

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 255