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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 4

    Assorted Stupidity #78

    Assorted Stupidity #78
    Number of lawsuits filed during 2014 in the U.S. District Court in Tucson: 3,772. Number of those lawsuits filed by Dale Maisano: 2,995 (79.4 percent). Number of lawsuits Maisano has filed in the District of Tennessee: over 1,800. Most…
  • Jul 31

    Toddler Enjoys Lawyer-Themed Birthday Party

    Toddler Enjoys Lawyer-Themed Birthday Party
    Well, this seems to have happened in January but didn't receive the publicity it deserves until the WSJ's Law Blog covered it recently. Obviously I need better sources in Prairieville, Louisiana. That's the home of the Dobra family, whose…
  • Jul 31

    TSA: Terror Sorority Alert

    TSA: Terror Sorority Alert
    Seriously, I'm already way behind on other stuff—could the TSA stop doing stupid $&*# for maybe 48 hours? Is that possible? Today's report (thanks, Erika) is that thousands of passengers were delayed for hours at Hobby Airport in…
Rank this Week: 268

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/
Rank this Week: 6

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 4

    SEC Enforcement: Civil Penalties at 10-Year High

    SEC Enforcement: Civil Penalties at 10-Year High
    According to a recent WSJ analysis, the SEC has more than doubled the typical fine against individuals over the past decade – responding, at least in part, to ongoing post-financial crisis pressure to crack down on potential…
  • Aug 3

    Chief Compliance Officers: SEC Enforcement Debate

    Chief Compliance Officers: SEC Enforcement Debate
    SEC Chair White sought to quash increasing concerns – and temper a recent debate between Commissioners – about compliance officer liability in these recent remarks, wherein she indicated that the SEC did not intend to use its…
  • Jul 31

    ’34 Act Reports: Benchmarking Law Firm Bill

    ’34 Act Reports: Benchmarking Law Firm Bill
    I probably haven’t been touting our numerous checklists – over 300 of them now – sufficiently. For example, this one on “’34 Act Reports – Benchmarking Law Firm Bills” provides practical guidance…
Rank this Week: 690

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 69

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 4

    Reinvent Law, Due Process on Campus Edition

    Reinvent Law, Due Process on Campus Edition
    Reinventing law is all the rage, with those who see money to be made promoting the idea that roadblocks like the Unauthorized Practice of Law are sapping their potential profits.  They hate that. But there is a far more nefarious effort…
  • Aug 4

    Class of 2015, Internet School of Law

    Class of 2015, Internet School of Law
    Via Ex-Cop Lawyer, a video of traffic stops and police encounters gone stupid. No, this isn’t to say that the police officers’ handling was laudable, but that there are a great many people who are ridiculously obstinate in their…
  • Aug 3

    Lewinski, The First Rule’s Best Friend

    Lewinski, The First Rule’s Best Friend
    In the New York Times, Matt Apuzzo profiles one of the most dangerous men in law enforcement. And he’s not even a cop.  His name is William J. Lewinski, and for $1000 an hour, he will explain why every person killed by a cop was a…
Rank this Week: 40

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Personal Injury Law and Truck Accident Law. Published By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.truckaccidentattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 4

    DOT’s Requirement to Implement Electronic Logging Devices Should Make Roads Safer

    DOT’s Requirement to Implement Electronic Logging Devices Should Make Roads Safer
    The days of truck drivers keeping dual books and manipulating driver fatigue records are numbered because the Department of Transportation (DOT) is mandating the use of electronic logging devices as part of a final rule set for publication on…
  • Aug 1

    Common Myths about Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Common Myths about Tractor-Trailer Accident
    The massive length and weight of tractor-trailers threatens the safety of others on Florida roadways.  Large commercial trucks are less responsive in emergencies that require sudden braking or evasive driving maneuvers.  The…
  • Jul 29

    2015 Out-Of-Service Orders Attest to Danger Posed by Rogue Commercial Carrier

    2015 Out-Of-Service Orders Attest to Danger Posed by Rogue Commercial Carrier
    The prospect of a rogue trucking company placing a hazardous semi-truck on the road with an unsafe driver behind the wheel seems like a frightening scenario.  However, our truck accident lawyers found a wave of trucking company shutdowns…
Rank this Week: 809

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 4

    Profits over People

    Profits over People
    The Boston Globe had a great article on the neglect suffered by Marie Crean and other residents since Synergy Health Centers expanded into Massachusetts. Synergy’s rapid expansion since December 2012 — it recently won state…
  • Aug 3

    Tort Reform Myths Disproven

    Tort Reform Myths Disproven
    “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Verbal (Kevin Spacey) in The Usual Suspects Steve Cohen wrote an incredible article for Forbes explaining the false myth of the need and…
  • Aug 2

    Whistle-blower Fights Back

    Whistle-blower Fights Back
    The Madison Record reported on whistle-blower Premissa D. Acoff, a former nursing home employee, who claims she was wrongfully terminated after  courageously reporting incidents of abuse and neglect that led to the death of at…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Aug 4

    No Monkey Business . . . Court Rules Chimps Don’t Have Human Right

    No Monkey Business . . . Court Rules Chimps Don’t Have Human Right
    A New York Judge recently heard a case brought by an activist claiming that chimpanzees should be afforded the same legal rights as humans. Although Judge Barbara Jaffe ruled that they don’t possess any such rights, the…
  • Aug 3

    CPSC To Go Interstellar Against Space Buckyballs?

    CPSC To Go Interstellar Against Space Buckyballs?
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have chronicled the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s storied fight to ban the spherical desktop magnets known as Buckyballs.  While we often find the CPSC to take…
  • Jul 31

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    We had hoped Kevin Underhill of the Lowering The Bar blog would comment upon the Morrissey/TSA debacle, and he did not disappoint. Since this is Friday Links, we’re obligated to find a comic book cover to post, and of course, we thought…
Rank this Week: 200

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Douglas Kennedy’s Lawyers Get Disqualified in Nurse Assault Suit (Updated)

    Douglas Kennedy’s Lawyers Get Disqualified in Nurse Assault Suit (Updated)
    In a ruling late last week, the attorneys for Douglas Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, were disqualified from defending him in a suit arising out of his alleged assault of two nurses. The January 7, 2012, incident, widely covered in the…
  • Jul 31

    Stupid Lawyer Questions – Part 1

    Stupid Lawyer Questions – Part 1
    Since lawyers like to share war stories, I thought I’d try something new and collect a few, if I found humor or abject stupidity in them. Abject stupidity includes asking the most useless questions possible at a deposition  —…
  • Jul 15

    Professorial Malpractice

    Professorial Malpractice
    Monday someone blocked me on Twitter. It’s the first time that has happened to me since I started sporadically using the service in 2009. Me? Blocked?  What malicious and impertinent crime had I committed?…
Rank this Week: 399

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/
  • Aug 4

    Two for Tuesday: EEOC Report on the American Workplace

    Two for Tuesday: EEOC Report on the American Workplace
    My apologies for skipping out on a post yesterday. Someone had a case of the Mondays. So, I’ll make it up to you now — kinda like serving you a prairie fire and then a cement mixer. Yep, my blog fodder is not quite rail…
  • Aug 4

    The latest NLRB decision could provide many fired employees with a huge second bite at the apple.

    The latest NLRB decision could provide many fired employees with a huge second bite at the apple.
    In a decision issued last week (here), the National Labor Relations Board ruled that “the filing of an employment-related class or collective action by an individual employee is an attempt to initiate, to induce, or to…
  • Jul 31

    Who win$ di$crimination law$uit$? The lawyer$, of cour$e.

    Who win$ di$crimination law$uit$? The lawyer$, of cour$e.
    About 3 years ago, after a 6-day trial, a Colorado federal jury concluded that a plaintiff had been retaliated against for participating in a discrimination complaint process. But, the jury didn’t award her much: $14,000 for…
Rank this Week: 814

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Federal Disabilities Education Act Does Not Require Plan Tailored To Student's Religious Need

    Federal Disabilities Education Act Does Not Require Plan Tailored To Student's Religious Need
    In M.L. ex rel Leiman v. Starr, (D MD, Aug. 3, 2015), a Maryland federal district court held that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) does not require a public school system to take account of a student's…
  • Aug 4

    Egypt Will Close Down Restaurants That Prohibit Women From Wearing Hijab

    Egypt Will Close Down Restaurants That Prohibit Women From Wearing Hijab
    According to Egyptian Streets yesterday, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Khaled Abbas Rami says he will close down any restaurants or tourism facilities that refuse service to women wearing hijabs (Muslim headscarves). Apparently a number…
  • Aug 4

    Sportscaster Sues Fox Sports Claiming Religious Discrimination

    Sportscaster Sues Fox Sports Claiming Religious Discrimination
    Yesterday former NFL player and sportscaster Craig James filed suit in a Texas state court against Fox Sports and various of its affiliates claiming religious discrimination in violation of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and breach…
Rank this Week: 35

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 4

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Research Deep Links to CanLII Shaunna Mireau To continue the theme from…
  • Aug 4

    The Law Schools and the Future of Indigenous Law in Canada

    The Law Schools and the Future of Indigenous Law in Canada
    The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have presented Canadian society with a set of urgent ‘calls to action.’ Two in particular require a response from the law schools, Recommendations 27 and 28, quoted in…
  • Aug 3

    Ontario WSIB Takes to Social Media!

    Ontario WSIB Takes to Social Media!
    Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has taken to Twitter in an attempt to reach the province’s young workers. The Board has launched a Twitter contest challenging workers between the ages of 15 and 24 to tag a…
Rank this Week: 95

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 697

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Texas History – Do You Know What Special Division of the Texas Rangers Was Formed in 1874?

    Texas History – Do You Know What Special Division of the Texas Rangers Was Formed in 1874?
    In 1874, a special division of the Texas Rangers, called the Frontier Battalion, was organized to bring stability to the western part of Texas.  The battalion consisted of six companies of 75 men each under the command of Major John B.…
  • Aug 3

    Charitable Gifting In Your Texas Estate Plan

    Charitable Gifting In Your Texas Estate Plan
    Charitable Gifting In Your Texas Estate Plan from Steve P. Mendel Charitable gifting in your estate plan can do more than just make you feel good – it can offer tax benefits as well. To understand the benefits, you need to understand a…
  • Jul 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein
Rank this Week: 544

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 37

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 4

    Thousands fewer community banks under Dodd-Frank

    Thousands fewer community banks under Dodd-Frank
    At last night’s Republican debate in New Hampshire, Carly Fiorina criticized how the Dodd-Frank law is strangling community banks, as well as its encouragement of yet bigger Wall Street firms and Congress’s failure to reform…
  • Aug 4

    “The chickens have taught our kids a lot of life lessons”

    “The chickens have taught our kids a lot of life lessons”
    Don’t talk to us of permits, those are our therapy chickens [Maplewood, Minn.; KMSP] Tags: land use and zoning, Minnesota, service animals “The chickens have taught our kids a lot of life lessons” is a post from Overlawyered…
  • Aug 3

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    Scorecards on complication rates and outcomes may reveal little about who’s a bad doctor since best docs sometimes take hardest cases [Saurabh Jha, KevinMD] “Anatomy of error: a surgeon remembers his mistakes” [The New…
Rank this Week: 24

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Aug 4

    Tampa Mayor Buckhorn Doubles Down On Red Light Camera

    Tampa Mayor Buckhorn Doubles Down On Red Light Camera
    A topic that has been under frequent discussion and analysis in many communities is the use of red light cameras, as there has been speculation that these are used to produce budgetary revenue to help potentially correct city tax and... The…
  • Aug 2

    Tampa Gets a Little Greener

    Tampa Gets a Little Greener
    Coast Bike Share, a local Tampa company that offers an affordable bike rental program, recently announced they reached over 10,000 members. For over seven months now, Coast Bike Share has been working to provide 300 rentable bicycles to the…
  • Aug 2

    Tampa Bay Customers Up Set With Allegiant’s Insurance Program

    Tampa Bay Customers Up Set With Allegiant’s Insurance Program
    Allegiant Air has had a fair number of complaints in recent days, but one of the more dominant ones that has been rising repeatedly is an issue surrounding its offered trip insurance. While on the surface this seems like a... The post Tampa…
Rank this Week: 498

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Aug 4

    Appraisal Arbirtrage: Is There a Delaware Advantage?

    Appraisal Arbirtrage: Is There a Delaware Advantage?
    With yet another appraisal arbitrage decision in Delaware being widely written about – Longpath Capital v. Ramtron International (see these memos) – check out this paper written by the Analysis Group entitled “Appraisal…
  • Aug 3

    Delaware Chancery Critical of Valuations Performed by Valuation Firm

    Delaware Chancery Critical of Valuations Performed by Valuation Firm
    In this decision – Fox v. CDX Holdings – the Delaware Court of Chancery was extremely critical of the valuation work of two valuation firms working on behalf of the seller. Significantly, this litigation relates to the sale of a…
  • Jul 30

    Rite Aid Shareholders Vote to Take Wind Out of CEO’s Golden Parachute

    Rite Aid Shareholders Vote to Take Wind Out of CEO’s Golden Parachute
    As noted in this Reuters article, last month, nearly 60% of Rite Aid shareholders supported a non-binding shareholder proposal at the company’s annual meeting that asks that the company to limit the CEO’s golden parachute. This is…
Rank this Week: 775

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    TTAB Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Cancellation Proceeding Based on Claim Preclusion

    TTAB Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Cancellation Proceeding Based on Claim Preclusion
    The Board granted Respondent Meenakshi's motion for partial judgment in this cancellation proceeding, ruling that Petitioner VVV's claim against one of the three challenged registrations was barred by the doctrine of claim preclusion. VVV had…
  • Aug 3

    TTAB Posts August 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts August 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (3) oral hearings for the month of August, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
  • Jul 31

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?
    Oakville Hills Cellar opposed registration of the mark MAYARI for wine, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark MAYA, also for wine. The goods are identical, the channels of trade and classes of consumers are presumed to…
Rank this Week: 318

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 4

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?
    Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that important? A person could go crazy keeping up with every single social media platform. It's…
  • Aug 4

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?

    Which Social Media Platforms Are Important for Lawyers?
    Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that important? A person could go crazy keeping up with every single social media platform. It's…
  • Aug 3

    When You’re Offered a Referral

    When You’re Offered a Referral
    Successful lawyers have many contacts willing to introduce them to prospects or others who can help them. Too many of these introductions are squandered because the lawyer being offered the introduction doesn’t manage the proffer…
Rank this Week: 192

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 4

    Bar Council chief says 30pc of lawyers in India are fake

    Bar Council chief says 30pc of lawyers in India are fake
    Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has made the shocking statement that 30 per cent of all lawyers in India hold fraudulent law degrees. The post Bar Council chief says 30pc of lawyers in India are fake appeared on…
  • Aug 1

    How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    This week on Twitter, a trending hashtag has been #ChangeTheWorldIn5Words. Tweeters share their five-word ideas and add the hashtag to their tweets. Some answers… The post How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words? appeared on…
  • Jul 31

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?
    “I do not want to work with you to select the words, develop the structure of a paragraph—or document—for that matter. What I want is a thoughtful piece where—if I choose—I can add insight or new thinking. Do not…
Rank this Week: 91

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Aug 4

    A CPLR 1018 motion to substitute a nonparty as plaintiff, and to amend the caption accordingly.

    A CPLR 1018 motion to substitute a nonparty as plaintiff, and to amend the caption accordingly.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmation the granting of the motion based on plaintiff's submission of evidence that the note at issue was in Nationstar's possession, that the mortgage was assigned to Nationstar after the…
  • Aug 3

    Doctrine of primary assumption of risk.

    Doctrine of primary assumption of risk.
    Practice point:  Pursuant to the doctrine, a voluntary participant in a sporting or recreational activity consents to those commonly appreciated risks which are inherent in and arise out of the nature of the sport generally and flow from…
  • Jul 31

    A FOIL request and redaction.

    A FOIL request and redaction.
    Practice point:  Petitioner requested documents from the New York City Fire Department, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.  The Fire Department provided copies of the documents, but with numerous items of information…
Rank this Week: 279

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
Rank this Week: 170

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Covers personal injury news and developments. By Tim Edwards and Ed Wallis.

http://www.midsouthtriallawyer.com
  • Aug 4

    Use These Tips For Successful Stock Market Investing

    Use These Tips For Successful Stock Market Investing
    Putting your money in the stock market is a great way to earn more income. The returns you can see on your investments may surprise you. That being said, you have to be educated about the stock market if you are going to be a success. To…
  • Jul 28

    Want To Know How To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio? Try These Tips!

    Want To Know How To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio? Try These Tips!
    Exercise caution when it comes to buying stock issued by a company that employs you. Although owning stock in a business you work for could seem prideful, it’s also very risky. Should something happen to the company, both your paycheck…
  • Jul 2

    Earn Good Money From The Stock Market. Read On For Investing Advice.

    Earn Good Money From The Stock Market. Read On For Investing Advice.
    Buying http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-forum-classified-ads/1088433-binary-cheat-review-does-work.html and selling stocks can seem very scary if you are a novice investor. There are so many things to take into account, and at the back of…
Rank this Week: 651

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 4

    Will You Be Gulled By This Notice?

    Will You Be Gulled By This Notice?
    Some Nevada corporations have been receiving the above notice and paying a $150 fee to the Division of Corporate Services.  According to the Nevada Secretary of State: This is not an official notice from the Secretary of State’s…
  • Aug 3

    CalPERS And Pay For Performance

    CalPERS And Pay For Performance
    A few weeks ago, CalPERS’ Director of Corporate Governance, Anne Simpson, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of the SEC’s proposed pay for performance disclosure rule.  Her letter notes…
  • Jul 31

    CalPERS And Pay Equity

    CalPERS And Pay Equity
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has given notice of its intent to adopt final pay ratio disclosure rules at its meeting next week.  In applauding the SEC’s proposed rules, the California Public Employees’ Retirement…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Aug 4

    Studying "Elder Law" In Cuba?

    Studying "Elder Law" In Cuba?
    I, along with many academics, have appreciated the opportunity to travel more easily to Cuba (my first working visit was in June). It will be fascinating to see what academic programs emerge, including opportunities for comparative law…
  • Aug 4

    Virtual Heartbreak

    Virtual Heartbreak
    The New York Times ran a story on July 17, 2015 on how scammers are targeting older individuals on internet dating sites. Swindlers Target Older Women on Dating Websites tells the stories of several elders who ended up sending significant...
  • Aug 3

    Arizona Law Seeks Greater Accountability to Consumers for Home Care Companie

    Arizona Law Seeks Greater Accountability to Consumers for Home Care Companie
    The Arizona Republic recently reported on Arizona legislation affecting home care agencies that will become effective in 2015, after a similar bill was vetoed in 2014 by a previous governor. According to news reports, the new law requires…
Rank this Week: 220

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Insurance Company Allegedly Hacks Law Firm's Workers' Compensation File

    Insurance Company Allegedly Hacks Law Firm's Workers' Compensation File
    The news report is pretty explicit and we aren't sure if all of it is true. Apparently it has also led to a lawsuit and whether the allegations are true is for another day. But all lawyers should be aware of the allegations because it goes to…
  • Aug 3

    ATV Safety - Watch safety videos before strapping on a helmet!

    ATV Safety - Watch safety videos before strapping on a helmet!
    New ATV safety videos on YouTube are a parent’s best friend. If you want to be safer when riding your ATV first sit down and watch the recorded safety videos. Don’t rush right out and strap on a helmet. Learn about how to do it…
  • Jul 31

    Judge Upholds Guilty Verdict Despite Juror's Improper Communication Via Text

    Judge Upholds Guilty Verdict Despite Juror's Improper Communication Via Text
    A jury in a New York District Court murder case delivered a "guilty" verdict, finding the defendant guilty of second-degree murder of his wife.  The Defendant's attorney asked the court to declare a mistrial after it was discovered that…
Rank this Week: 197

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Overtreatment [EOL in Art 85]

    Overtreatment [EOL in Art 85]
    More medicine is NOT always better.  
  • Aug 4

    Report on Incorrect DNR Order from Veterans Affairs Inspector General

    Report on Incorrect DNR Order from Veterans Affairs Inspector General
    In October 2014, I blogged about the case of Roland Mayo.  A California VA facility had erroneously placed a DNR order on him. A few days ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General released a new report…
  • Aug 3

    Preparing for the End of Your Life (Minneapolis)

    Preparing for the End of Your Life (Minneapolis)
    You are welcome to join "Preparing for the End of Your Life," a presentation by Compassion & Choices (Minnesota) President Janet Conn. WHEN:  Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 11:15 a.m. WHERE:  First Universalist Church (3400…
Rank this Week: 219

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 3

    King of the pupil

    King of the pupil
    With August now upon us, the Temple has been beset by a veritable plague of mini-pupils. Little worker ants strutting their stuff and cracking jokes about how stupid or thick this or that Law Lord is to have written this or that irrelevant…
  • Aug 3

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jul 28

    Book recommendation: To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback by Harper Lee

    Book recommendation: To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback by Harper Lee
    ‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel…
Rank this Week: 973

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 3

    Dornis on the Local Data Theory in European Private International Law

    Dornis on the Local Data Theory in European Private International Law
    Professor Dr. Tim W. Dornis, who teaches law at the Leuphana University (Lüneburg/Germany), has published a very interesting article on the application of the local data theory in European private international law in the Swiss…
  • Aug 2

    Second Issue of 2015’s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2015’s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
    (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2015 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale (RDIPP,…
  • Aug 1

    Gedächtnisschrift for Hannes Unberath

    Gedächtnisschrift for Hannes Unberath
    The publishing house C.H. Beck has recently released the “Gedächtnisschrift für Hannes Unberath”. Edited by Stefan Arnold and Stephan Lorenz the volume contains, among others, four German language contributions…
Rank this Week: 27

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Aug 3

    Does Marijuana Odor Constitute Probable in Arizona? Yes…and No.

    Does Marijuana Odor Constitute Probable in Arizona? Yes…and No.
    Why Two Appeals Court Rulings Contrasted: Justices Review Effects of AMMA on Marijuana Odor on Probable Cause. In late July, two different Appeals Courts in Arizona released contrasting opinions involving appeals to dismiss the Marijuana…
  • Jul 20

    3 Ways Arizona Underage DUI Accident can Impact Minors and their Parent

    3 Ways Arizona Underage DUI Accident can Impact Minors and their Parent
    Your Guide to Understanding Consequences of DUI with Accidents; and Unforeseen Parental Liability Actions  In a tragic turn of events, Phoenix police reported that a 14-year-old boy, driving a mid-size sedan, was allegedly under the…
  • Jun 29

    Arizona Supreme Court Limits Warrantless Home Searche

    Arizona Supreme Court Limits Warrantless Home Searche
    “Police officers are not exempt from search warrant requirements, in order to perform community caretaking duties.”    Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution, you have a right to…
Rank this Week: 863

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Ontario Estate Info Return - 3 Things Executors Probably Don't Know

    Ontario Estate Info Return - 3 Things Executors Probably Don't Know
    I came across this article from Toronto lawyer Ed Olkovich, who blogs at The Estate Blog. I thought I'd share it with you because Mr. Olkovich gives three very practical tips for executors in Ontario who are dealing with the new Estate…
  • Aug 3

    Butler Wills & Estates Consulting Services - Opening Soon!

    Butler Wills & Estates Consulting Services - Opening Soon!
    I have an exciting announcement! As some of you know, I've been off work for a bit with an injury, but I'm ready to get back at it. I've decided to open my own law practice. I've always worked for large law firms and a large trust company,…
  • Jul 27

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper
    Readers will notice that I've added a new item to this blog's homepage. It's a link to a site on which executors and estate administrators can publish Notices to Creditors and Claimants online, rather than in a newspaper. Click here to go to…
Rank this Week: 969

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 3

    Alabama Law is Hiring

    Alabama Law is Hiring
    The University of Alabama School is hiring, and my friend Julie Hill is chairing the appointments committee. Position descriptions after...
  • Aug 3

    Dan Price as Henry Ford: Who Needs the Dodge Brothers When You Have Your Own?

    Dan Price as Henry Ford: Who Needs the Dodge Brothers When You Have Your Own?
    Last week, the NY Times did a piece on Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, who announced in April that...
  • Aug 3

    Family Film Blogging: Ant-Man

    Family Film Blogging: Ant-Man
    So, I'm sure loyal readers were wondering if I were ill or at the International Space Station given the fact...
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Aug 3

    What Is Our Attention Really Worth?

    What Is Our Attention Really Worth?
    Attention is a currency. We choose how to spend it, just like we spend our time and money. But unlike money, there’s no way to store attention for later use.
  • Aug 3

    FINRA Dissident Candidate Wins Board Seat.

    FINRA Dissident Candidate Wins Board Seat.
    Brian Kovack, who ran for the Finra Board of Governors as a self-described "dissident" candidate, won his bid for a seat on the 24-member board, Finra announced Thursday.
  • Aug 3

    UBS Puerto Rico Investment Problems Expand

    UBS Puerto Rico Investment Problems Expand
    UBS’ involvement in Puerto Rico investments continues to explode, as the customer arbitrations against the firm start to heat up.  UBS has confirmed that FINRA and the SEC are not only looking into the recommendations of the funds,…
Rank this Week: 474

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 3

    Trustees of Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc. (Fed Cir. 2015)

    Trustees of Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc. (Fed Cir. 2015)
    By Andrew Williams -- One of the first IPR petitions ever filed, IPR2012-0006, was related to biotechnology -- specifically DNA sequencing. Illumina, Inc. filed that petition, and two others, IPR2012-00007 and IPR2013-00011, against patents…
  • Aug 2

    ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Blawg 100

    ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Blawg 100
    The ABA Journal has begun work on its 9th annual list of the 100 best legal blogs (or blawgs) and has announced that it is seeking the advice of its readers, via the ABAJournal.com website, on which blogs to include on this year's Blawg 100.…
  • Aug 2

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00539; filed June 25, 2015 in the District…
Rank this Week: 246

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law

    GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law
    [The following announcement is being posted on behalf of the Gujarat National Law University]Gujarat National Law University is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law, scheduled to be held from…
  • Aug 3

    The Indian Financial Code Draft II: Catalyzing “Too Big to Fail” In India?

    The Indian Financial Code Draft II: Catalyzing “Too Big to Fail” In India?
    [The following post is contributed by Mandar Kagade, who is a Policy Analyst at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business]The Indian Financial Code has proposed to constitute the Financial Stability & Development…
  • Aug 1

    Status of Subsidiary Private Companies in India – Cross Border Holding

    Status of Subsidiary Private Companies in India – Cross Border Holding
    [The following guest post is contributed by Siddharth Raja, Founding Partner of Samvad Partners. Views are personal, and comments are welcome]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ (“MCA”) recent issuance of a…
Rank this Week: 166

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Introducing Ben Reeve Lewi

    Introducing Ben Reeve Lewi
    Ben Reeve Lewis has been part of the Landlord Law Blog for years so it is about time he had a formal introduction. This post also announces his new position in Easy Law Training The post Introducing Ben Reeve Lewis appeared first on The…
  • Aug 2

    Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house

    Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house
    Looking at rooms in a shared house - a popular way of renting property where the tenants do not know each other The post Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 1

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July
    All the posts from the past two weeks with some extra reading for you over the weekend The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 749

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 671

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 3

    A Tribute to Marc Poirier

    A Tribute to Marc Poirier
    I want to mark the passing of a former colleague of mine, Seton Hall’s Marc Poirier. Marc was an exceptional scholar, teacher, and colleague. Marc was a deeply learned man, conversant in areas ranging from the jurisprudence of…
  • Aug 3

    Formalities of Judicial Voting

    Formalities of Judicial Voting
    I’ve started drafting my next book (on the Bill of Rights), and I’m not sure how that will change my blogging.  Maybe I will post less often, maybe my posts will focus on the Bill of Rights–we’ll see. For now,…
  • Aug 3

    FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA –Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon

    FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA –Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon
    The FDA has long sought to ban manufacturers from promoting off-label uses of approved drugs and medical devices.  In taking the position that manufacturers and their agents cannot promote off-label uses, the FDA suggests they are…
Rank this Week: 79

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 3

    Starting Up a Prosperous Mass Torts Practice

    Starting Up a Prosperous Mass Torts Practice
    A growing number of plaintiff personal injury firms have started mass torts practices, which are product liability cases against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The phenomenon has been fueled over the last 15 years by drug and…
  • Jul 25

    More Clients Find Attorneys Online than From Referral

    More Clients Find Attorneys Online than From Referral
    Confirming earlier reports, the Perceptio marketing firm reports that more clients searching for an attorney found them from internet content than they did from referrals. According to its new Client Acquisition for Law Firms…
  • Jul 22

    Top 10 New Marketing Tactics from the PILMMA Summit

    Top 10 New Marketing Tactics from the PILMMA Summit
    More than 150 lawyers attended the PILMMA legal marketing conference in Ft. Worth last week and came back with pages of money-making ideas. It was a fabulous event to network with the sharpest minds in law firm marketing. Here is my…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • Aug 3

    Sell Out? Royal Caribbean Executives Sell Stock For Over $14,000,000 After Freedom of the Seas' Fire

    Sell Out? Royal Caribbean Executives Sell Stock For Over $14,000,000 After Freedom of the Seas' Fire
    Yesterday, Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain sold 151,032 shares of his cruise line's stock for $13,650,151 at an average price of $90.40 a share. President and Chief Operating Officer Adam Goldstein sold 4,184 shares at at…
  • Aug 1

    Viking Star Stuck in Tallinn

    Viking Star Stuck in Tallinn
    The Viking Star cruise ship operated by Viking Ocean Cruises is stuck in port in Tallinn, Estonia.  A person contacted us and wishes to keep her name anonymous. The cruise ship lost power in an engine three days ago. Passengers are…
  • Aug 1

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger From Carnival Miracle

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger From Carnival Miracle
    Defense Imagery and Video Distribution Services reports that yesterday  the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ill cruise passenger from the Carnival Miracle about 300 miles south of Point Loma, California.  Two MH-60 Jayhawk…
Rank this Week: 84

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Voya Financial Advisors Restricts Variable Annuities Sale

    Voya Financial Advisors Restricts Variable Annuities Sale
    In the wake of regulator scrutiny, Voya Financial Advisors is once again placing restrictions on its sale of variable annuities. The regulators are wondering whether the products are appropriate for investors who are saving for retirement.…
  • Jul 30

    Cetera Shutters J.P. Turner, Claims Move Is Not Part of Broader Firm Consolidation

    Cetera Shutters J.P. Turner, Claims Move Is Not Part of Broader Firm Consolidation
    Cetera Financial Group is shutting down one of its brokerage firms, J.P. Turner & Co., shortly after its purchase. Larry Roth, the independent financial network’s CEO, told InvestmentNews that the move is not part of a broader…
  • Jul 29

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud
    This week, a grand jury convened to hear evidence to determine whether Ken Paxton, the State’s Attorney General, should be indicted for first-degree felony charges alleging violations involving Texas securities fraud. If convicted, he…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Aug 3

    A prosecutor’s duty

    A prosecutor’s duty
    Amici are former federal prosecutors and senior Justice Department and government officials who have dedicated many years of service to the criminal justice system and have a continuing interest in preserving the fair and effective…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 115

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 145

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Life Insurance Denial...Overturned

    Life Insurance Denial...Overturned
    Most people don't realize it, but life insurance claims often get denied. You will immediately ask :wait, how can an insurance company deny a life insurance, once a person actually dies?" It's the natural question of course, but life…
  • Jul 22

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
Rank this Week: 680