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Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County
    According to data recently compiled by information services provided Esri, and as reported by the South Florida Business Journal, you're more likely to live in a high crime area in Miami-Dade County than in any other county in South…
  • Oct 20

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison
    The Florida criminal case of Michael Dunn, who shot at a car full of teenagers and ended up killing one of them back in 2012, attracted media attention in particular for its apparent similarities to the case of George Zimmerman. In both…
  • Oct 19

    Florida Judge: Red Light Camera Ticket Violated State Law

    Florida Judge: Red Light Camera Ticket Violated State Law
    Our traffic ticket defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Florida's unpopular, so-called red light cameras are regarded both as a nuisance and an intrusion, and the programs allowing them have had their…
Rank this Week: 709

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

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

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Oct 23

    Carnival and Royal Caribbean Threaten to Pull Out of Belize Due to Ebola Screening

    Carnival and Royal Caribbean Threaten to Pull Out of Belize Due to Ebola Screening
    7 News Belize reports that after Belize’s Ministry of Immigration announced new stringent measures for Ebola screening at the Belize Harbor, Carnival and Royal Caribbean "threatened to pull scheduled cruises fast and furious." In an…
  • Oct 21

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

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

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

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?
    This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.   The Texas Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan samples disembarked the ship after…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
  • Oct 15

    Good Luck At AALS, And Here Are Some Alternatives!

    Good Luck At AALS, And Here Are Some Alternatives!
    I'm looking forward to seeing some of you at the meat market, Wharton is interviewing (and the deadline for applications...
Rank this Week: 203

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 168

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 666

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014:Slava Voynov's lawyer says Kings defenceman 'never hit the woman' - Toronto Sun Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA |…
  • Oct 23

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior
    Today is the OBA TECHxpo at Toronto. My good friend Bob Tarantino and I will be presenting "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior:"With the right tools you can work on anything, anywhere, anytime. Come to this session to…
  • Oct 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 22, 2014How libel chill is quashing negative online reviewsPennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal Suit claims NY…
Rank this Week: 95

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vilsack Announced New Crop Insurance Program

    Vilsack Announced New Crop Insurance Program
    Posted October 23, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers that were affected by severe weather, including drought, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture…
  • Oct 15

    WTO Ruled in Favor of U.S.

    WTO Ruled in Favor of U.S.
    Posted October 15, 2014 India broke several World Trade Organization (WTO) trade rules when it banned imports of American poultry, meat, eggs and live pigs according to an article on the Des Moines Register available here. USA Today also…
  • Oct 10

    Lawsuit Testing Chimpanzee's Right as Legal Person

    Lawsuit Testing Chimpanzee's Right as Legal Person
    Posted October 10, 2014 On Wednesday, a state appellate court heard cases about whether a chimpanzee can be considered a “legal person” and sue for freedom, according to a New York Times article by Jesse McKinley available here.…
Rank this Week: 905

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Oct 23

    Ebola Outbreak: Could cruise passengers be in danger?

    Ebola Outbreak: Could cruise passengers be in danger?
    Lately the news has been flooded with facts and information on the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus affects some animals as well as humans and is spread through body fluids and mucus. The virus can be highly infectious if not…
  • Oct 22

    2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 19-25

    2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 19-25
    Parents need to talk to first-time drivers. Sadly, surveys show that only 25% of parents take the time to talk with their new drivers about the dangers of driving.The 2014 – 2015 school year is fully underway. As such, we are seeing an…
  • Oct 21

    Can adequate record keeping really prevent you from collecting PIP benefits?

    Can adequate record keeping really prevent you from collecting PIP benefits?
    PIP insurers are always seeking out creative ways to defend personal injury protection cases. From failure to submit a valid demand letter, to provider-executed assignments of benefits lacking the requisite standing, insurers are attempting…
Rank this Week: 720

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Applying Native American Traditions to New York Dispute

    Applying Native American Traditions to New York Dispute
    The Peacemaking Program of the Court Innovation Project now has a branch in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. According to a recent article, “Peacemaking is used today in the [Native American] tribal court system as a restorative…
  • Oct 20

    Study Guide

    Study Guide
    Sometimes you just need a little help preparing for a law school exam.  The Study Guides LibGuide is a list of resources that you can find in the law library by subject and series.Only the most recent edition of each study guide is…
  • Oct 19

    Legal Forms Libguide

    Legal Forms Libguide
    Are you researching for various subject specific forms and would like to have all the resources in one place?  Try the Legal Forms Guide, this guide provides lists of major sets (like Bender's, American Jurisprudence and more),…
Rank this Week: 398

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage And Punitive Damage

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage And Punitive Damage
    Weatherford insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss the coverages available to a client, depending on the circumstances they are dealing with as described by the client. When it comes to uninsured motorist coverage, the Houston Court of…
  • Oct 21

    Home Owners Insurance Policie

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

    Bad Faith Damage

    Bad Faith Damage
    Weatherford lawyers who handle bad faith claims need to be able to know how to calculate damages that may be assessed in a bad faith claim. There are lots of opinions that deal with this issue and they all have...
Rank this Week: 559

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
Rank this Week: 682

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 23

    Do Corporate Counsel Really Want Freebies – or Do they Want To Put Big law in Its Place?

    Do Corporate Counsel Really Want Freebies – or Do they Want To Put Big law in Its Place?
    In a buyer’s market for legal services, great work alone often isn’t enough to attract or retain a client. At least that’s what two in-house counsel advised in recent interviews posted at JD Supra and summarized at Daily…
  • Oct 20

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?
    By now, you’ve probably read about Stacy Ehrisman, the Georgia attorney who filed a judicial complaint against immigration judge J. Daniel Pelletier after he denied her unopposed continuance request due to maternity leave and then…
  • Oct 16

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid
    A recent decision by a New York court, rejecting a law firm’s breach of contract claim to recover $2.3 million in legal fees from a client highlights both the importance of a detailed written representation agreement and yet another…
Rank this Week: 661

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Oct 23

    Opacity in Financial Market

    Opacity in Financial Market
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Yuki Sato of the Department of Finance at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute. In my paper, Opacity in Financial Markets, forthcoming in the Review of Financial…
  • Oct 22

    Statement on Credit Risk Retention

    Statement on Credit Risk Retention
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on Chair White’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC, available here. The views expressed in this post are those…
  • Oct 22

    Proxy Access in the US

    Proxy Access in the US
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Matt Orsagh, director at CFA Institute, and is based on the summary of a CFA publication, titled Proxy Access in the United States: Revisiting the Proposed SEC Rule; the complete publication…
Rank this Week: 119

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    U.S. Olympic Committee Appoints Next Ombud

    U.S. Olympic Committee Appoints Next Ombud
    The USOC has announced that Kathleen (Kacie) Wallace will be its new Athlete Ombudsman.  She succeeds John Ruger, who established the program in 1999, and joins Sara Clark, Athlete Ombudsman Specialist, who was hired earlier this…
  • Oct 23

    Job Posting; United Nations, Chile

    Job Posting; United Nations, Chile
    The United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services has opened a search for a Regional Ombudsman in Santiago, Chile.  The position will head the regional branch, reporting directly to the Chief of Office of UNOMS and provide services to…
  • Oct 21

    Job Posting: East Carolina University

    Job Posting: East Carolina University
    The public university in Greenville, North Carolina is hiring a Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs.  Reporting to an Associate Provost, the position will provide leadership and oversight of the informal resolution…
Rank this Week: 374

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

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

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate
    It’s a common story. Pursuant to your Virginia divorce decree, you are ordered to pay your ex-spouse $1,200/month in child support for your three children. A few years later, your oldest child graduates from high school and goes off to…
  • Oct 20

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 6, 2014 that it was not going to consider appeals from lawmakers in five states, including Virginia, who wished to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The result: same-sex couples now have the right to…
  • Oct 16

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t
    Parents going through a divorce or encountering custody or visitation issues can face a very difficult and stressful time. Each custody case is different, and there is no definitive “how-to” guide which will answer every…
Rank this Week: 145

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Oct 23

    Are You Kidding Me? Jimmy John’s Makes Sandwich Makers Sign Non-Compete Agreement

    Are You Kidding Me? Jimmy John’s Makes Sandwich Makers Sign Non-Compete Agreement
    I thought I was reading “The Onion” when I read that Jimmy John’s was forcing lowly paid sandwich makers in Illinois to sign non-compete agreements. Unfortunately, this is true, and that is tragic for Jimmy John’s…
  • Oct 20

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Ebola?

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Ebola?
    The recent news of Ebola in the United States has given me pause to think whether the nurses in Texas who contracted the Ebola virus are covered under the workers’ compensation system. Here in Nebraska, the nurses with Ebola would…
  • Oct 16

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website
    A new mobile website for truckerlawyers.com has gone live, said Rod Rehm, owner of truckerlawyers.com and Rehm, Bennett & Moore law firm. It can be found on truckerlawyers.com/mobile or by searching for trucker lawyers on a mobile device.…
Rank this Week: 335

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

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

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • Oct 23

    Columbus Attorney Indefinitely Suspended

    Columbus Attorney Indefinitely Suspended
    The Ohio Supreme Court has placed Christopher T. Cicero of Columbus on an indefinite suspension from the practice of law for altering the charge in his own speeding case.
  • Oct 22

    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspension

    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspension
    In separate cases, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended attorneys from Columbus and Howard for two years. The court stayed one year of each attorney’s suspension as long as they meet certain conditions.
  • Oct 22

    Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record

    Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that an offender is not eligible to have a felony conviction sealed until the offender has paid all court-ordered restitution.
Rank this Week: 765

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 10/10/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 10/10/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2015 (October 1 - March 31) is 33,000.…
  • Oct 22

    BALCA on Familial Relationship between Alien and Employer

    BALCA on Familial Relationship between Alien and Employer
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Forman.” Upon evaluating an Employer’s Application for…
  • Oct 21

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

    Impact of New Americans - California, Colorado, Connecticut & Delaware
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
Rank this Week: 537

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 23

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the…
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
  • Oct 21

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

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “What is dark within me, illumine.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Milton, as we’ve seen in preceding two parts, is a town where time…
Rank this Week: 296

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 23

    When Any Alpaca Will Do

    When Any Alpaca Will Do
    No doubt a psychologist can explain how prescribing a guinea pig for emotional support serves a real purpose, a medically necessary purpose, even if it defies empirical proof.  And similarly, there are those who will speak in…
  • Oct 23

    To Silence Mumia

    To Silence Mumia
    Regardless of whether you think Mumia Abu-Jamal to be a cop killer or political prisoner of a racist legal system, his voice continued to ring out, first from death row and later from his life-cell after his sentence was reduced to…
  • Oct 22

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me
    Via Tim Cushing at Techdirt, a pseudonymous cop who calls himself Deputy Matt explains at the Daily Caller how the evil forces of the media have turned the heads of not just the “normal criminal element” but good people,…
Rank this Week: 58

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Oct 23

    Certificates of Property Use for contaminated site

    Certificates of Property Use for contaminated site
    Certificates of Property Use and risk management measures for contaminated site
  • Oct 23

    Our condolences and thank

    Our condolences and thank
    Like virtually all Canadians, we offer our condolences to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and our thanks to the doughty Sergeant at Arms, Kevin Vickers. Whatever our opinion of particular politicians, we are grateful that they are…
  • Oct 22

    Energy East Pipeline v Belugas, Part 2

    Energy East Pipeline v Belugas, Part 2
    The threatened white beluga whales of the St. Lawrence or high-noise pipeline work? Earlier this month we blogged about Justice Claudine Roy’s decision granting a temporary injunction to environmental groups, blocking Energy East…
Rank this Week: 643

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Oct 23

    Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide

    Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide
    This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists. It is no wonder that we get a large number of questions about landlord-tenant law at the Law Library of Congress, in light of the fact that…
  • Oct 21

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.
    The following is a guest post by Dr. Goran Seferovic. Goran is a senior research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law and has been our scholar in residence at the Law Library of Congress this past…
  • Oct 20

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation
    I have previously written about the budget process and appropriations.  Now, I am turning to authorization legislation. In theory, process for funding the government is an orderly one in which each year the President proposes a…
Rank this Week: 346

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 644

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 23

    ALJ Nixes Another Arbitration Agreement

    ALJ Nixes Another Arbitration Agreement
    Earlier this week, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge held that Ross Stores Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining an unlawful arbitration agreement.  In pertinent part, Judge Pollack ruled…
  • Oct 22

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic
    Earlier this week, FairPoint Communications officials located in northern New England accused its striking workers of not playing fair.  The more than 1,700 striking employees, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA)…
  • Oct 21

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

    ALJs Signal That D.R. Horton Is Alive And Well
    At the end of last week, two separate National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judges determined that two separate employer-promulgated arbitration agreements were unlawful.  The reader may recall the Board’s now-infamous…
Rank this Week: 308

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 801

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Oct 23

    Health Wonk Review - the falling leaves edition

    Health Wonk Review - the falling leaves edition
    Louise Norris has posted the falling leaves edition of Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It's a packed, pre-election edition covering a smorgasboard of topics, from open enrollment and the continuing saga of Obamacare…
  • Oct 22

    Ebola, Workers Comp, worker safety & other insurance considerations: an A to Z industry round up

    Ebola, Workers Comp, worker safety & other insurance considerations: an A to Z industry round up
    What's the verdict on Ebola and workers' comp? We've gathered a roundup of what industry leaders are saying on this topic, as well as broader insurance issues. While Ebola and workers comp claims might be a relatively negligible issue, the…
  • Oct 15

    Cavalcade of Risk #219

    Cavalcade of Risk #219
    Russell Hutchinson has posted the 219th edition of Cavalcade of Risk at moneyblog. Catch up on various risk-related issues, including reports from New Zealand. Russell is our ongoing global correspondent!...
Rank this Week: 445

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Oct 23

    New Jersey Employer Fined for Safety and Health Hazard

    New Jersey Employer Fined for Safety and Health Hazard
    Not keeping workers safe on the job has resulted in fines for one New Jersey-based business.   Custom-order cabinetry company Choice Cabinetry LLC exposed employees to safety and health hazards, many involving methylene chloride,…
  • Oct 22

    How Would An Ebola Pandemic Affect Work Comp?

    How Would An Ebola Pandemic Affect Work Comp?
    What does 1918 have to do with Ebola and work comp in 2014? Unfortunately a great deal. In 1918, the final year of World War I, the world saw a pandemic of influenza with the most deaths of any single event in world history – estimated…
  • Oct 22

    Nova Scotia WBC Unveils 2015 Rate

    Nova Scotia WBC Unveils 2015 Rate
    Officials in Nova Scotia unveiled some good news recently regarding workers compensation rates in the Canadian province.   Demonstrating leadership in workplace safety and return to work programs can reduce the impact of workplace injury…
Rank this Week: 281

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Oct 23

    Many Companies’ Most Significant Regulatory Risks Are Not in Their Home Country

    Many Companies’ Most Significant Regulatory Risks Are Not in Their Home Country
    When Chinese regulators hit GlaxoSmithKline with a $489 million penalty last month – the largest corporate penalty ever in China – it set off alarm bells around the world. Among other things it sent out a “wake-up call for…
  • Oct 22

    Barclays Libor-Scandal Securities Suit Survives Renewed Dismissal Motion

    Barclays Libor-Scandal Securities Suit Survives Renewed Dismissal Motion
    The Libor-scandal based securities suit filed against Barclays and certain of its directors and offices will now be going forward. The case was initially dismissed, but on appeal the Second Circuit vacated a part of the dismissal ruling and…
  • Oct 21

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

    Dismissal Granted in Cyber Breach-Related Derivative Suit Filed Against Wyndham Official
     Along with the separate derivative lawsuit filed against Target Corporation’s board, the cyber breach-related derivate action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s board has been closely watched as representative of…
Rank this Week: 463

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 205

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

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

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    OMGMetric

    OMGMetric
    When I first proposed beginning a column on metrics, it seemed like a common sense notion. In fact, the proposal practically wrote itself. Library metrics are the hottest of topics, as we’re simultaneously a service industry and an…
  • Oct 22

    ALR Student’s Corner: Lee’s North Carolina Family Law

    ALR Student’s Corner: Lee’s North Carolina Family Law
    Introduction Lee’s North Carolina Family Law (“Lee’s”) is a vital secondary resource for attorneys practicing family law in North Carolina.  The Fifth Edition of this treatise, authored by Suzanne Reynolds and…
  • Oct 22

    Alumni Spotlight: Legal Aid Client Thanks Her “Dream Team”

    Alumni Spotlight: Legal Aid Client Thanks Her “Dream Team”
    “From the bottom of my heart I thank you all” : Legal Aid client thanks her “Dream Team” Attorneys in our Charlotte office recently received some sincere thanks and high praise from a client for whom they went to…
Rank this Week: 508

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Oct 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22
    Judge refuses to deport person who exposed potential cyber attacks on US nuclear facilities http://t.co/0RIfwXSxGa – very scary facts -> RT @UK_Lawyers: Facebook Sues DLA Piper http://t.co/taucUDzAyr via @atlblog #lawsuit…
  • Oct 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21
    Court orders preliminary discovery of source code – News & Policy – Australian Copyright Council http://t.co/1tvAWPj3t3 -> Did corporate Canada kill anti-patent trolling law in Canada? http://t.co/KNPjuQRLqP -> Creation…
  • Oct 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20
    Cambridge, Oxford, Sage v GSU Appeals court overturns finding of fair use http://t.co/QF45fOhUbQ -> Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses http://t.co/HtNAiZqizF -> How foreign online…
Rank this Week: 526

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?
    How does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws? In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does…
  • Oct 22

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?
    Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk…
  • Oct 20

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert
    Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this…
Rank this Week: 594

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 23

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing
    Prior to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to impose penalties in a case brought as an administrative proceeding was restricted to regulated entities. The…
  • Oct 22

    Association for Corporate Growth’s Compliance & Regulatory Survey

    Association for Corporate Growth’s Compliance & Regulatory Survey
    The Association for Corporate Growth released a report identifying the top compliance and regulatory concerns impacting small and midsize private equity firms. The results are unsurprising, but reinforce concerns. The top five regulatory…
  • Oct 21

    Compliance and Ebola

    Compliance and Ebola
    There is clearly an Ebola scare happening in the United States. It’s a nasty disease and that has attracted widespread media attention. Is there anything your compliance team should do about Ebola? I’ll assume that your firm does…
Rank this Week: 610

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Oct 23

    A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media Discovery

    A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media Discovery
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use love writing and blogging, so much so that our editor Jim Dedman is now contributing posts to other venues.  Recently, his piece, “A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media…
  • Oct 22

    Tech Companies To Litigate Unpaid Royaltie

    Tech Companies To Litigate Unpaid Royaltie
    Two kings of the tech world will reportedly duke it out over allegedly unpaid royalties.  In the suit, filed in federal court in New York, Microsoft alleges that it entered into a patent-sharing agreement in 2011 by which Samsung was to…
  • Oct 21

    Pink Panties v. Colonoscopy: Office Prank Gone Awry

    Pink Panties v. Colonoscopy: Office Prank Gone Awry
    According to a report from The Huffington Post, a Delaware man has filed suit after waking up from a medical procedure wearing women’s underwear.  The plaintiff, Andrew Walls, claims that surgeons from the Delaware Surgery Center…
Rank this Week: 252

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Oct 23

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement
    Just because you repeat something over and over does not make it true.  Nor are you permitted to “bolster” your own witness. A “prior consistent statement” – a witness’ previous statement that is…
  • Oct 14

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”
    Guest Post by Tyler Wolff* These are the first words that went through my head when the jury found me guilty of my second DUI.  The first one was a dangerous mistake:  I was young, underage, drinking with a fake ID, and hadn’t…
  • Oct 9

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence
    Dear Juvenile Client: You must think I am one really, really good lawyer. Why else would you violate every condition of your pre-trial probation — knowing that this would result in your being locked up until forever — unless you…
Rank this Week: 638

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Texas Plan Based Audit

    Texas Plan Based Audit
    Texas does a lot of things differently, and certainly when it comes to work injury protection the state is alone in a number of areas.Texas was one of the first to introduce an Independent Medical Review process to its system, an idea that…
  • Oct 22

    Occupational Codes and Rating

    Occupational Codes and Rating
    One of the concepts that got me through law school was that there was always a rule, then there were exceptions to the rule.And of course, being the academic study of law, there were always exceptions to the exceptions to the rule - but when…
  • Oct 21

    No On 46

    No On 46
    A hotly contested ballot initiative in California would raise the limit of non-economic damages to victims of medical malpractice and impose randomized drug testing on physicians.Proposition 46, if passed, would increase non-economic damages…
Rank this Week: 315

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Oct 23

    Intellectual Property – Why it’s Fashionable to Consider when Estate Planning.

    Intellectual Property – Why it’s Fashionable to Consider when Estate Planning.
    Much to the sadness of many celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and even politicians, world renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, from complications with cancer.  Mr. de la Renta was 82…
  • Oct 22

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early
    The controversial topic of life support and when to “pull the plug” is likely to ignite debate wherever it is raised. The issue involves aspects of morality, religion, science, and, of course, law. This complicated philosophical…
  • Oct 21

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estates Today on Hull on Estates, David M Smith and Joshua Eisen discuss potential legislative developments for easier administration of estates at the federal and provincial level.…
Rank this Week: 395

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
  • Oct 22

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader
    The following is today's press release from AICPA announcing the selection of Troy Lewis to head the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Troy K. Lewis Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The…
  • Oct 21

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC
    GMAC, as most of you likely know, was General Motors' financial group. GMAC had originated as a means for the auto company to support the market for autos through its wholly owned lending group. But as with most corporate enterprises,...
Rank this Week: 860

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/
Rank this Week: 113

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Oct 23

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice
    Legal malpractice cases come up in all kinds of settings.  It may be the individual personal injury plaintiff whose case was not started on time; it may be the car accident in which the doctor's reports failed to give the necessary…
  • Oct 22

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal
    Up to today, the rule in legal malpractice litigation has been that Plaintiff was not required to appeal from a decision in order to sue his attorney.  That all changed today with the Court of Appeals decision in Grace v Law  2014…
  • Oct 21

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

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?
    Attorneys represent individual client for a personal injury case.  The attorneys also represent two companies that are run by the individual.  The PI case settles and the attorneys want to apply the settlement monies against…
Rank this Week: 97

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    Sufficient Notice of Arbitration Clause

    Sufficient Notice of Arbitration Clause
    On August, 18, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration, finding that plaintiff did not have sufficient notice of Barnes & Noble’s Terms of Use…
  • Oct 22

    Staffing at 4.1 hours of nursing care per day per patient

    Staffing at 4.1 hours of nursing care per day per patient
    Illinois Citizens for Better Care  is a group dedicated to Improving the quality of life of Illinois long-term care residents.  They recently published the below are their website. Both the federal government and Illinois…
  • Oct 21

    Video Footage Shows Neglect

    Video Footage Shows Neglect
    The Buffalo News reported that two employees of Erie County Medical Center’s skilled nursing facility were arrested following an investigation into their treatment of a nursing home resident.  The investigation relied on a…
Rank this Week: 88

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Oct 23

    Can intermittent FMLA leave be used to eliminate mandatory overtime requirement?

    Can intermittent FMLA leave be used to eliminate mandatory overtime requirement?
    Addressing what it labeled “the novel question of whether an employee could use his yearly FMLA leave allotment to essentially permanently change his position into one in which he was no longer required to work overtime,” a…
  • Oct 22

    “Franchise model” under threat?

    “Franchise model” under threat?
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Some of the most compelling (and potentially impactful) questions that labor and employment lawyers contend with these days go to the heart of the traditional employment relationship—the very notion of which is…
  • Oct 22

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. Dollar General has agreed to pay up $4.08 million in order to resolve allegations that it violated the FCRA when it conducted background checks on job applicants and made adverse employment decisions without properly…
Rank this Week: 404

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 23

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic
    Credit the Rochester Post-Bulletin reporter Jeff Kiger for this story from Olmstead County (and thanks ELG for cluing me in!). Dr. Franklin Cockerill got all choked up and teary about leaving Mayo Collaborative Services…
  • Oct 23

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…
    Previously on Minnesota Litigator, we have covered the battle between Superior Edge, Inc. (“SEI”) and Monsanto (here, linked, is SEI’s complaint and U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim’s (D. Minn.) denial in…
  • Oct 22

    Kate Mackinnon, ERISAdvocate, Wins on Minnesota Supreme Court Review of Larson

    Kate Mackinnon, ERISAdvocate, Wins on Minnesota Supreme Court Review of Larson
    Update (October 22, 2014):  Congratulations to Katherine Mackinnon on the (partial) win! “I am so excited right now, I could launch into the stratosphere,” Mackinnon tells me. This is a big win for Mackinnon, her client, and…
Rank this Week: 109

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 23

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law
    by Michael DorfToday and tomorrow I will be participating in a conference at the University of Chicago Law School called "Testing the Constitution." The core idea, as expressed in the draft paper of the organizers of the conference--Lee…
  • Oct 22

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)
    by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being…
  • Oct 21

    Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner

    Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananI am serving on GW's Appointments Committee this year.  (Condolences and flowers may be sent to my office address.)  The law professor hiring process includes the annual "faculty recruitment conference"…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 33