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Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Exposes Local Governments to Lawsuit

    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Exposes Local Governments to Lawsuit
    The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District brings a significant change to Illinois law. Its decision greatly increases the exposure of local public entities to lawsuits. In the…
  • Feb 10

    Military Family Sues Hospital for Administering Drug to which the Mother was Allergic

    Military Family Sues Hospital for Administering Drug to which the Mother was Allergic
    The birth of a new baby is an exciting time. However, most often mothers and babies are at the mercy of the hospital or medical provider where they are receiving care during the birth. They rely on the medical staff to care for them and to…
  • Feb 8

    Recent Study Examines Which Physicians Are Most Prone to Malpractice Claim

    Recent Study Examines Which Physicians Are Most Prone to Malpractice Claim
    Malpractice claims are quite prevalent these days, and there have been concerns for a long time about which physicians are most prone to malpractice claims. This has raised the important question of whether certain physicians are sued more…
Rank this Week: 405

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Feb 12

    Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking

    Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking
    Researchers have uncovered ties between the attack against Sony in late 2014 and more recent hacks, suggesting the culprits are still active. The post Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking appeared first on…
  • Feb 9

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner
    Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout. The post How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 9

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing
    The thumb drives gathering dust in your desk drawer could help to open one of the world's most closed countries. The post Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 17

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 12

    Repeated.donor.miracle

    Repeated.donor.miracle
    That’s the address for the MiamiLaw quadrangle’s center point, as assigned by the exciting new mapping software from What3Words. Our Dean will love that.
  • Feb 11

    Figure

    Figure
    Baby carrots are not baby carrots. I should probably add a category for “stuff everyone else knew.” But, even though I had vaguely wondered how it could be economic to grow so many carrots and harvest them at a tiny ……
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Feb 12

    WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)

    WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)
    Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination 5 things I don’t like about the EEOC’s “pay survey” proposal — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Five point checklist:…
  • Feb 11

    You cannot afford to sleep on harassment complaint

    You cannot afford to sleep on harassment complaint
    Yesterday, I suggested that harassment prevention is a 365-days-a-year job for employers. Apparently, some employers still need to learn this lesson. Case in point? Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services, decided yesterday by the 6th…
  • Feb 10

    I hate Valentine’s Day, and employers should too

    I hate Valentine’s Day, and employers should too
    I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s not a visceral hate; it’s more of a disgustful annoyance. And, no, it’s not because I’m not romantic. Quite the opposite. I believe that we don’t need a special day to celebrate…
Rank this Week: 138

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization
    In Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16560 (ED NY, Jan. 28, 2016), a group of Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing Queens, New York sued an allegedly virulent anti-Falun Gong organization under…
  • Feb 12

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou
    The Farmington (MN) Independent reported yesterday on a decision last month by a Dakota County, Minnesota trial court judge holding that the Castle Rock Township board of supervisors' decision to deny a permit for a Muslim cemetery was…
  • Feb 12

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception
    In Moreno v. Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16543 (ED NY, Jan. 20, 2016), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Title VII action brought by an African-American Episcopal pastor who claimed…
Rank this Week: 35

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

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 12

    Ohio Business Owner Finds Comp Fraud Doesn’t Pay

    Ohio Business Owner Finds Comp Fraud Doesn’t Pay
    The owner of a Fairfield County, Ohio excavating company has admitted to falsifying his workers compensation insurance coverage certificate in order to submit bid proposals to the city of Lancaster.   William Newell, of Pleasantville,…
  • Feb 11

    Using an Attorney to Resolve Employee Workers Compensation Fraud

    Using an Attorney to Resolve Employee Workers Compensation Fraud
    The records show that fraud prosecution and restitution is falling far short in accomplishing the goals mandated by legislation.  There are many reasons for this dilemma, and they start with apathy and end with inefficiency.   One…
  • Feb 11

    New York Employee Has No Business Doing Comp Fraud

    New York Employee Has No Business Doing Comp Fraud
    New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of the Schenectady-based home improvement business, an individual with a history of criminal fraud, for repeatedly certifying that she had valid workers…
Rank this Week: 349

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    A Fine Mess: YouTube’s Reaction to REACT

    A Fine Mess: YouTube’s Reaction to REACT
    In the world of YouTube, subscriber count is king. With over 14 million subscribers, the Fine Brothers seemed at the forefront of new media. But earlier this month, the Internet’s collective scorn for a trademark…
  • Feb 11

    Carlos Santana is Everywhere

    Carlos Santana is Everywhere
    Seeing Carlos Santana this weekend while watching the Super Bowl with friends reminded me about the recently filed copyright infringement suit against BuzzFeed. You might be thinking, “that was Chris Martin of Coldplay, not Carlos…
  • Feb 10

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad
    The Super Bowl ads this year were much like the game itself – maybe one remarkable catch, a few fumbles, and heavy on defense.  Some even deserved a penalty flag – like the one for toe fungus and the revolting…
Rank this Week: 194

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 12

    In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday

    In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday
    In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, I provide this reprint of an article of mine that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly a few years back: LINCOLN LOGS OF WISDOMA Presidents' Day review of practical advice from one of…
  • Feb 8

    Federal Middle District Magistrate Mehalchick Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Slip and Fall Case

    Federal Middle District Magistrate Mehalchick Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Slip and Fall Case
    In her recent decision in the case of Mack v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, 1:14-CV-00090 (MD Pa. Dec. 22, 2015 Mehalchick, M.J.), Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick denied a Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment under a…
  • Feb 5

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine
    In its recent decision in the case of Fessler v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Inc., 2015 Pa. Super. 274 (Pa. Super. Dec. 30, 2015 Jenkins, Mundy, Fitzgerald, J.J.)(Op. by Jenkins, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 329

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 12

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland
    “Changing the situation was not possible without the vote of the women and the women didn’t have the vote” [1]. In any given country, the fight for women’s suffrage is greatly influenced by the electoral system, societal views and…
  • Feb 11

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec
    Quebec, as always, has a unique and solitary history, and was the last province in Canada to achieve women’s suffrage. Despite the extension of federal franchise to women in 1918, and the Persons Case in 1929 which made women eligible...
  • Feb 10

    The Zombies are Here!

    The Zombies are Here!
    Because good lawyers think of everything, Amazon's lawyers have now inserted a Zombie clause in their standard terms of service. Clause 57.10 states: 57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must…
Rank this Week: 778

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    There is still more commentary on Tuesday’s order blocking the Obama administration’s implementation of its “Clean Power Plan.”  The editorial board of The New York Times characterizes the order as “deeply…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king
    John Eastman is the founding director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and a constitutional law professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. “I’m president, I’m not…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?
    Kevin Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis School of Law. United States v. Texas raises critically important legal issues concerning the discretion of the executive branch in the…
Rank this Week: 11

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Feb 12

    NJ May Become First State to Ban Corporate Tax Inversion

    NJ May Become First State to Ban Corporate Tax Inversion
    Will NJ become the first state to ban corporate tax inversions? Some lawmakers in the New Jersey state legislature recently announced plans to remove incentives and cut contracts with U.S. companies that move offshore for tax purposes.…
  • Feb 11

    New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016

    New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016
    2016: new changes for gift tax laws All gifts may be subject to IRS gift taxes, and some of those rules are becoming more stringent next tax year. According to a Motley Fool report, a prime example of a gift tax law that has become more…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule
    NJ Tax Court makes important ruling on the Throw Out Rule Recently, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division upheld a previous decision that intangible holding companies are not required to throw out any out-of-state receipts.…
Rank this Week: 838

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Feb 12

    Michelle Farrell on Freedom from Fear

    Michelle Farrell on Freedom from Fear
    “The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of…
  • Feb 12

    Brian Farrell on Freedom from Want

    Brian Farrell on Freedom from Want
    “The third is freedom from want . . . everywhere in the world.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt The first and second of the Four Freedoms articulated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his State of the Union speech on…
  • Feb 12

    Darcy on Freedom of Religion

    Darcy on Freedom of Religion
    “The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world”. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I am pleased to contribute a short essay to the University of Iowa Center of Human…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 754

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 12

    How Animal Rescue Bears on Board Diversity

    How Animal Rescue Bears on Board Diversity
    Here’s something from Abby Jones, who recently retired from QEP Resources as corporate secretary: As I write this, my canine companion – who just a few months ago begged for scraps and dodged auto rickshaws on the bustling roads…
  • Feb 11

    This Survey Doesn’t Bode Well for Pay Ratio Disclosure

    This Survey Doesn’t Bode Well for Pay Ratio Disclosure
    Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202 individuals — representative by gender, race,…
  • Feb 10

    SEC Chair White on Activism & Board Diversity

    SEC Chair White on Activism & Board Diversity
    This Q&A interview with SEC Chair White conducted by Wilson Sonsini’s Steve Bochner is more useful than the typical speech (here’s a summary from Ning Chiu). Here’s an excerpt from near the end: STEVEN BOCHNER: We have a…
Rank this Week: 367

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    California Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed 15 Percent

    California Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed 15 Percent
    A recently-introduced bill would impose a 15 percent tax on the sales of medical marijuana, which would in turn be funneled into state enforcement initiatives, rehabilitation programs and park services. The proposed Marijuana Value Tax Act…
  • Feb 10

    California's First Medical Marijuana Chief Appointed

    California's First Medical Marijuana Chief Appointed
    As part of a push to wrangle state control of a pot industry that has largely been subject to localized oversight, legislators last year approved the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. And now, they have a person set to…
  • Feb 9

    What Will Legalization Mean for Medical Marijuana Doctors?

    What Will Legalization Mean for Medical Marijuana Doctors?
    The medical community has had a tumultuous relationship with marijuana. Decades ago, they warned of the many supposed dangers, particularly when it came to consumption by younger people. The failed War on Drugs was fueled at least partially…
Rank this Week: 294

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 12

    Update: “Judge tosses suit from caddies who claimed they were ‘human billboards'”

    Update: “Judge tosses suit from caddies who claimed they were ‘human billboards'”
    Following up on a post from a year ago: “Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform…
  • Feb 11

    ABA: lift ban on credit for paid externship

    ABA: lift ban on credit for paid externship
    ABA Journal via Paul Caron/TaxProf: A proposed change in the law school accreditation standards that would lift the ban on students receiving academic credit for paid externships has drawn a lot of comment—and much of the comment is in…
  • Feb 11

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup
    Constitutional right to teach children in a foreign language: the story of Meyer v. Nebraska, 1922 [Dave Kopel] Court to address Indian law issues in three cases this term: right of counsel in tribal courts, conditions of removal from tribal…
Rank this Week: 18

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 633

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 12

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case
    Envirogen Techs., Inc. v. Maxim Construction Corp., No. 14 C 2090, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 18, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel denied defendant City of Crystal Lake’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss pursuant to the Colorado…
  • Dec 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
Rank this Week: 230

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Feb 12

    How Abraham Lincoln lost his birthday holiday

    How Abraham Lincoln lost his birthday holiday
    It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 207th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
  • Feb 12

    10 ways Abraham Lincoln remains in our daily live

    10 ways Abraham Lincoln remains in our daily live
    Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as a figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.
  • Feb 12

    Women, the draft and the Constitution

    Women, the draft and the Constitution
    Should young women be forced to register for the selective service draft after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in December that women now are eligible for combat positions?
Rank this Week: 859

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 12

    Dillbary on Causation

    Dillbary on Causation
    Shahar Dillbary has posted to SSRN Causation Actually. The abstract provides: The article debunks the consensus that in concerted action, concurrent causes and alternative liability situations, the actual causation requirement is missing.…
  • Feb 11

    "Defences in Unjust Enrichment"

    "Defences in Unjust Enrichment"
    Hart Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Defences in Unjust Enrichment’ edited by Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith We are pleased to offer you 20% discount on the book To order online with your…
  • Feb 10

    More Evidence Medical Errors Are Commonly Systemic

    More Evidence Medical Errors Are Commonly Systemic
    In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published "To Err is Human:" One of the report’s main conclusions is that the majority of medical errors do not result from individual recklessness or the actions of a particular group--this is…
Rank this Week: 324

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 54

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    The 5 AM Miracle and Why Lawyers should Read it

    The 5 AM Miracle and Why Lawyers should Read it
    I read self improvement and motivational books all of the time. I think it is easy to say that these books are all essentially the same. However, many times the author will remind you in a new way of helpful things to improve your life or…
  • Feb 8

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08
    Lowering the legal limit should be rejecting as punishing social drinking; it would not have any impact on reducing serious DUI accidents as these are not being caused by individuals with breath test results under .08.   Fox40 points out…
  • Feb 3

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading
    The results of a sobriety test, such as the Breathalyzer or blood test, frequently play a crucial role in the outcome of a drunk driving case. When assessing how reliable the sobriety test results may have been, it is important to consider…
Rank this Week: 871

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Five Ways to Help Your Disability Claim Now

    Five Ways to Help Your Disability Claim Now
    1. Get your hands on your C-File and READ it  Your C-File is your key to success! Often times, the VA will give a reason for denying a claim, and their basis for denial can be found right in the C-File! Many cases for service connection…
  • Feb 11

    A Nationwide Firm

    A Nationwide Firm
    Matt Hill:  Hello and welcome to another Hill and Ponton video blog, I’m Matthew Hill here with Carol Ponton. Today we’d like to talk to you about what it means to be a nationwide firm and when we say that what it means. Our…
  • Feb 10

    Camp Lejeune Presumptive Conditions: Parkinson’s Care and Additional Benefit

    Camp Lejeune Presumptive Conditions: Parkinson’s Care and Additional Benefit
    In a previous post, I discussed an overview of Parkinson’s disease and how the VA rates it. There are additional benefits that are especially relevant when looking at a claim for Parkinson’s. Because of the debilitating and…
Rank this Week: 596

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/
Rank this Week: 271

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • Feb 12

    Court holiday.

    Court holiday.
    Tuesday's issue:  A summary judgment motion denied as untimely.
  • Feb 11

    Sidewalk defects and an abutting landowner's liability.

    Sidewalk defects and an abutting landowner's liability.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed, and granted defendant's summary judgment motion in this action where plaintiff allegedly tripped and fell on a sidewalk abutting premises owned by defendant.An abutting landowner will be…
  • Feb 10

    Expert opinion testimony in a chiropractic malpractice action.

    Expert opinion testimony in a chiropractic malpractice action.
    Practice point:  Physicians offering opinions in medical, dental, podiatric, chiropractic, or other specialty malpractice actions must establish their credentials in order for their expert opinions to be considered by courts. They do so…
Rank this Week: 236

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 12

    Attorney Mental Health Added to the Blog Topic

    Attorney Mental Health Added to the Blog Topic
    I’ve written enough posts now on issues related to attorney mental health, stress, anxiety, etc. that I’ve added a topic that aggregates all the posts on the topic. You can access the posts by clicking the Attorney Mental Health…
  • Feb 11

    PERS Investment Update

    PERS Investment Update
    Last year I was critical of the Mississippi PERS investment allocations in posts here and here. In the posts I questioned whether PERS needed to be dumping treasuries for junk bonds and whether the equity/stock allocations were too high. Here…
  • Feb 10

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture
    Last  week a friend emailed me this CNN article about this Journal of Addiction Medicine Article regarding substance abuse and mental health problems in the legal profession. From the CNN article by Patrick Krill, lead author of the…
Rank this Week: 114

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Cell Site Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Cell Site Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    In this murder-for-hire case, the Government hired an expert in cell site analysis to provide testimony.  The Defendant filed a motion to exclude the testimony based on unsound scientific methodology.  The court denied the motion.…
  • Feb 10

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Expert Testimony Ruling in Medical Malpractice Case

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Expert Testimony Ruling in Medical Malpractice Case
    Plaintiff sued her doctor after her common bile duct was clipped during surgery to remove her gall bladder.  The Circuit Court excluded the testimony of her expert witness and the appeals court overturned the ruling.  Now, the…
  • Feb 5

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed
    Plaintiff claims that she was exposed to toxic substances while working for Defendant.  Defendant filed motion to exclude the testimony from her three expert witness.  The court granted the motion. Facts: This personal injury and…
Rank this Week: 406

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Feb 12

    Debunking the Marriage Foundation, and more

    Debunking the Marriage Foundation, and more
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog concentrated on the not-too-difficult task of debunking the nonsense that emanates from the Marriage Foundation, but they did also contain some serious…
  • Feb 11

    D (Children): Order for indefinite supervision of contact not wrong in principle

    D (Children): Order for indefinite supervision of contact not wrong in principle
    Mr Justice BakerA summary of  D (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 89 (11 February 2016), a father's application for permission to appeal against an order for supervised contact and a s.91(14) order.The facts were that the parties married…
  • Feb 11

    Resolution condemns government court closure plan

    Resolution condemns government court closure plan
    Family law organisation Resolution has condemned today’s announcement by Government to close 86 courts across England and Wales.The Ministry of Justice claims the courts that will close are “underused” and that by reducing…
Rank this Week: 234

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Feb 11

    Deportan a turista de Tailandia por haber usado su pasaporte como papel higiénico

    Deportan a turista de Tailandia por haber usado su pasaporte como papel higiénico
    Faye Wilson es una mujer británica que planeaba pasar un mes en Tailandia antes de proseguir su viaje hacia Australia. Sus planes tuvieron que ser cancelados después de que las autoridades migratorias tailandesas la deportaran…
  • Feb 11

    Corte de apelaciones da otro revés a familiares de creador de Superman

    Corte de apelaciones da otro revés a familiares de creador de Superman
    La Corte de Apelaciones del Noveno Circuito de los Estados Unidos ha dado un nuevo revés a la familia de Jerry Siegel, confirmando que en 2001 la viuda del creador de Superman transfirió sus derechos a Warner Bros. mediante un…
  • Feb 11

    Suzuki y Volkswagen llegan a acuerdo en disputa

    Suzuki y Volkswagen llegan a acuerdo en disputa
    Voceros de la armadora de automóviles japonesa Suzuki Motor Corp., dieron a conocer que en la diputa que mantenían con la armadora alemana Volkswagen por compensación de daños tras la disolución de su…
Rank this Week: 59

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 711

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School
    At some point, the late Judge Sylvania Woods was honored by becoming the namesake of a Prince George's County, Maryland, elementary school. If he knew about this month's child pornography filming scandal there, he would be rolling in his…
  • Feb 9

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt
    When police fall short of their obligations, their failures must not be shifted towards and into the victimization of criminal suspects and criminal defendants. To do otherwise will turn the Bill of Rights into more of a farce than they…
  • Feb 8

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter
    Shoplifting collections letters are part of retailers' larger efforts to minimize loss from theft. For that reason alone, a person cannot expect to pick his or her nose or scratch his or her butt in a large store without being caught on…
Rank this Week: 158

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 11

    Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Joseph Herndon -- On February 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a case captioned Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment, Best Buy Stores, Fye, & Target Corp. addressing issues related to…
  • Feb 9

    Celltrion's Proposed REMICADE® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval

    Celltrion's Proposed REMICADE® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval
    By Andrew Williams -- Earlier today, the FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee recommended approval of biologics license application ("BLA") 125544 submitted by Celltrion, Inc. for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s REMICADE…
  • Feb 8

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Lesson for Defendant-Appellee's: Provide Responsive Arguments on Appeal By Joseph Herndon -- On January 29, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an Opinion in Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. in which the judgment of the District Court was…
Rank this Week: 195

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Feb 11

    Arbitration Dangers Explained by Taras Rudnitsky in TV Interview

    Arbitration Dangers Explained by Taras Rudnitsky in TV Interview
    Consumer protection attorney Taras Rudnitsky was recently interviewed by Todd Ulrich, consumer reporter for Orlando’s WFTV Action 9 TV station, about the hidden dangers of forced arbitration. In the story that first aired on…
  • Jan 28

    My experience with Taras and Tina

    My experience with Taras and Tina
    Client:  Shaakirah Client Review: I hired this law firm for an old debt collection law suit after consulting with a different lawyer. It was important to me to find an attorney who listened and addressed all my concerns. He is very…
  • Jan 26

    a winner!

    a winner!
    Client:  Amy Client Review: I would highly recommend Attorney Taras Rudinsky . His knowledge, expertise and personality made it very easy for me to place my trust in him. His 24/7 accessibility was always a comfort and he thoroughly…
Rank this Week: 52

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 11

    Love and Exhaustion in Argentina

    Love and Exhaustion in Argentina
    Further to Mark's post on the settlement negotiations, we now have an order from Judge Griesa that brings more love from New York to Argentina than it has seen in a decade, maybe ever. The order, granted near-instantly on the...
  • Feb 9

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction
    Argentina faces a complicated task in settling with its remaining holdouts, but there has been recent progress. The country has agreed to settlement terms with a large group of Italian bondholders and, most recently, several US hedge funds.…
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
Rank this Week: 241

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Chicago’s Drowsy Driving Problem

    Chicago’s Drowsy Driving Problem
    There are dozens of issues contributing to a lack of safety on Chicago’s roadways every day of the year, including speeding, drinking and driving, running red lights, and operating a car while distracted. But while these aforementioned…
  • Feb 10

    Avoiding Collisions with Anti-Lock Brake

    Avoiding Collisions with Anti-Lock Brake
    Car accidents may seem like they come out of nowhere. One moment you are driving along, thinking about your destination and the next, you find yourself involved in a collision that may be due to nothing you did wrong. In fact, most multi-car…
  • Feb 8

    Super Bowl, Drunk Driving go Hand-in-Hand in Chicago

    Super Bowl, Drunk Driving go Hand-in-Hand in Chicago
    More than 100 million Americans are estimated to have watched Super Bowl 50 last night as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers. Many of those football fans celebrated by watching the biggest game of the year with their families…
Rank this Week: 639

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Pedestrian fatally hit by flatbed truck in Manhattan

    Pedestrian fatally hit by flatbed truck in Manhattan
    A 63 year old grandmother died in a truck accident yesterday in New York. The accident happened yesterday night at 8:48 pm at the intersection of Broadway and West 165th Street in Manhattan. Maria Minchala had just come out of the church and…
  • Feb 11

    Children at high risk of serious personal injury and even death in many New York day care center

    Children at high risk of serious personal injury and even death in many New York day care center
    In New York City, too many kids are seriously injured or even die every year because their day caregivers ignore safety regulations and break laws according to a special investigation that is being published Today in the New York Daily News.…
  • Feb 11

    Winning With Failures and Omission

    Winning With Failures and Omission
    In their Trial Advocacy column in the New York Law Journal, New York Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan write: “In crafting the cross of a witness, the trial lawyer must look beyond the obvious. Instead of…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Feb 11

    Bankruptcy on the Horizon: Offshore Supply Companies Prepare

    Bankruptcy on the Horizon: Offshore Supply Companies Prepare
    Companies engaged in supplying offshore services, an essential corner of the oil sector here in Louisiana, should be preparing for the potential increase in bankruptcies as the worst crude market downturn in decades spreads. More than half of…
  • Jan 28

    Fifth Circuit: Who “Invited” Plaintiff on the Vessel?

    Fifth Circuit: Who “Invited” Plaintiff on the Vessel?
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed competing indemnification provisions in a maritime contract.  A pipeline operator, W&T Offshore, hired a diving contractor, Triton Diving Services, for an offshore pipeline…
  • Jan 22

    High Water and Duties of Barge Owners and Fleeter

    High Water and Duties of Barge Owners and Fleeter
    High water is here, and it’s going to get higher before it starts dropping.  In response the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories.  With the Carrollton Gauge showing a stage of…
Rank this Week: 563

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

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

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Feb 11

    Nork Dork Kim Jong Un Thinks Different

    Nork Dork Kim Jong Un Thinks Different
    Kim Jong Un and his MacBook Pro. pic.twitter.com/hy6r2Lklk8 — James Pearson (@pearswick) February 11, 2016 Two years ago we caught Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s Dear Dork Leader sending Candy Crush invites to his Facebook friends…
  • Feb 10

    Buy Me Some Cubans and Some OFAC-Jack

    Buy Me Some Cubans and Some OFAC-Jack
    ABOVE: Yulieski Gurriel It’s cold outside. It’s been snowing. So it’s time, of course, to dream of spring training and the boys of summer. Let’s talk baseball. And OFAC. Batter up! Wait, haven’t we said this…
  • Feb 9

    Zimbabwe’s Blocking Laws Lead to OFAC Fine

    Zimbabwe’s Blocking Laws Lead to OFAC Fine
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced yesterday that Barclays Bank agreed to cough up $2,485,890 to settle charges that it dealt with parties blocked under the Zimbabwe sanctions. At issue were three parties that…
Rank this Week: 669

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Feb 11

    Phishers Target Tax Professional

    Phishers Target Tax Professional
    I received the following email today: From: [redacted] [differentname@mail.csuchico.edu] Sent: Thu 2/11/2016 3:06 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Hi, I and my Family are looking for a very Qualified CPA in your area. Please let us know if you…
  • Feb 9

    Can a Resident of a Non-Tax Treaty Country (With Respect to Gambling) Get His Withheld Funds Back?

    Can a Resident of a Non-Tax Treaty Country (With Respect to Gambling) Get His Withheld Funds Back?
    Today, I received an inquiry from a citizen of New Zealand (he is not a US citizen or permanent resident). He had done well in a poker tournament here in the United States–well enough to have had 30% of his net winnings withheld. Non-US…
  • Feb 8

    IRS Must Pay Fees in Civil Forfeiture Case

    IRS Must Pay Fees in Civil Forfeiture Case
    I’m a huge fan of the Institute for Justice. Last week, the Institute for Justice won a case for a man who had $107,702.66 seized from him. Last May, Lyndon McLellan won the right to get back his $107,702.66 that was seized in a…
Rank this Week: 399

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 959

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: 417

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    From Selma to Ferguson

    From Selma to Ferguson
    Yesterday the Department of Justice sued Ferguson, Missouri, following the collapse of the settlement to overhaul that city's police department to remedy a long history of civil rights abuses. Stephen Rushin (who teaches at the University of…
  • Feb 11

    A Symposium on Calabresi's The Future of Law and Economic

    A Symposium on Calabresi's The Future of Law and Economic
    I just wanted to thank Gerard for hosting a symposium on Guido Calabresi's new book, The Future of Law and Economics, about a week ago. The contributions included: Kenneth Abraham, Pearls Beyond PriceIan Ayres, The Liability Rule…
  • Feb 9

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic
    In 1897, Holmes famously pronounced, "For the rational study of the law the blackletter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics." He could scarcely envision at the…
Rank this Week: 307

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 11

    Delaware court’s disapproval of disclosure-only settlements causing plaintiffs pause

    Delaware court’s disapproval of disclosure-only settlements causing plaintiffs pause
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Matthew D. Cain study cited in Daily Journal, Feb. 11, 2016 According to a recent study, stockholder suits in Delaware were filed in 87 percent of all transactions last year, a decline from 95 percent in 2014. But…
  • Feb 10

    Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare

    Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare
    John Yoo writes for The Weekly Standard, Feb. 10, 2016 The men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new constitution designed it to prevent someone like Donald Trump from ever becoming president. One of their great fears was of a…
  • Feb 9

    Corporate inversions aren’t the half of it

    Corporate inversions aren’t the half of it
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Feb. 9, 2016 If you thought there was a problem with inversions — deals that allow American companies to relocate their headquarters to lower their tax bills — wait until you…
Rank this Week: 29