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South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Coveted SFL "Bump"!

    The Coveted SFL "Bump"!
    Do you care what some anonymous blogger thinks about our judicial races?I certainly don't.But if you do, read on:Alright kids, here are our picks --Miami-Dade County Court Judge: Group 19 - Rachel DOOLEY Group 36 - Nuria SAENZ Miami…
  • Jul 30

    3d DCA Watch -- Lucky Seven Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Lucky Seven Edition!
    My eyes are boggling -- are there really seven(!) civil opinions out of the nine released this week? What eager beavers the Resplendently Robed Ones have been, hard at work crafting written utterances for the unwashed (legal) masses.But…
  • Jul 29

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!
    Huge win for truth, justice, and the American way (not the massive fraud part):The case was tried before a jury, which returned a verdict for Coquina. The district court subsequently denied TD Bank’s renewed motion for judgment as a…
Rank this Week: 198

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 31

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act
    The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ exam priorities include issues arising from the continuing convergence of the broker-dealer and investment adviser professions. Other OCIE priorities include…
  • Jul 30

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel
    The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued guidance regarding supervisory liability that may arise under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning the role and duties of chief compliance officers and other legal and…
  • Jul 29

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue
    The SEC’s Enforcement Division will shift resources to some dormant and some new areas of possible noncompliance. “Old reliables” will include activities surrounding investment advisers, such as the perpetration of fraud and…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Jul 31

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion
    Attorneys handling insurance cases will run into situations dealing with "loss of use" claims. The Waco Court of Appeals issued an opinion in June of 2014, that is worth reading. The style of the case is, American Alternative…
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners Policy And Fire

    Homeowners Policy And Fire
    Insurance law attorneys will one day see a claim wherein the insurance company is denying a fire loss by asserting that the fire was the result of arson by the homeowner. The Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] issued an...
  • Jul 27

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation
    Texas insurance law lawyers need to be able to calculate how the Prompt Payment Act when calculating damages. A 2008, Fort Worth Court of Appeals case is good to read for guidance. The style of the case is, GuideOne Lloyds...
Rank this Week: 762

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congress and The Ironic Right to Sue

    Congress and The Ironic Right to Sue
    There’s a fine line between irony and hypocrisy. I’m not sure our political leaders in Congress understand either one. But at least that makes for some fine comedy! You may have heard that right before going on vacation, the…
  • Jul 28

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It
    Do you think Congress really cares about those who serve in the military? I’m of several minds here. First the good news. Over the weekend, “House and Senate negotiators reached agreement … on a legislative package intended…
  • Jul 22

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity
    You may have heard about the unfortunate tweet(s) by actor Jason Biggs (and is subsequent apology), which makes reference to the recent troubles of Malaysia Airlines. Our blog today is also about these recent troubles, but on a topic no...
Rank this Week: 532

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 31

    Interview with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly – Global Legal Research Intern

    Interview with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly – Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate. Describe your background. I am from a small town called Kells in Co. Meath in Ireland. I have just completed my…
  • Jul 31

    Introducing the Indigenous Law Portal

    Introducing the Indigenous Law Portal
    At the recent American Association of Law Libraries Conference, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jolande Goldberg and I had an opportunity to unveil a new Indigenous Law Portal. The Indigenous Law Portal brings together collection materials from the Law…
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Niousha Riahi, an intern with the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I have just completed my L.L.B. degree at l’Université de…
Rank this Week: 315

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 31

    Blood Pressure Medication Benicar Can Have Serious Side Effect

    Blood Pressure Medication Benicar Can Have Serious Side Effect
    No drug is a good drug.  It is always better to live off medication rather than on medication. But some medical conditions demand medical attention and many times demand drug therapy to control the negative health condition present…
  • Jul 30

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    What an amazing day today actually is! What you say? It’s not my birthday! It’s not the 4th of July!  It’s not even National Send your Grandma a Hallmark Card Day! What is today? Today is National…
  • Jul 30

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
     Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of…
Rank this Week: 614

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 31

    Month in Review: June 2014: Part 1, The challenges of existing housing

    Month in Review: June 2014: Part 1, The challenges of existing housing
    By: David A. Smith In a century of cities, so much to do with housing happens not at the national level but in the city, and yet I was surprised to discover that every June post focused on a municipal-level issue, even if some of them are…
  • Jul 30

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 2, Reinventing the past

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 2, Reinventing the past
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As ViaTechnik, which asked me for an email interview (published on ViaTechnik’s blog; July 9, 2014), is primarily a technology and design firm, their initial questions dealt mainly…
  • Jul 29

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 1, Inventing the future

    The guru’s daydreams: Part 1, Inventing the future
    By: David A. Smith I dream of financial structures that never were, and hey … let’s underwrite ‘em When I was nineteen, and working as a bellhop at the Newagen Inn (which at the time was a spend-two-weeks .. sojourn), I…
Rank this Week: 463

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Baseball and TV

    Baseball and TV
    The Hollywood Reporter discusses what is happening now that an MLB arbitration panel has decided that the Washington Nationals should get fair market value for the broadcast rights to their games. More here, and here from the Washington Post.
  • Jul 31

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge
    Two former editors of the now shuttered tabloid News of the World are facing court dates. The Crown Prosecution Service is bringing charges against Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson for conspiracy it alleges they engaged in with former editor…
  • Jul 29

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV
    Three French TV networks have failed to obtain official approval to move some of their channels from pay to free television, after regulatory agency Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) said it thought the market for advertising was…
Rank this Week: 42

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
Rank this Week: 412

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 258

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Jul 31

    Grandparents - Giving The Gift Of Higher Learning

    Grandparents - Giving The Gift Of Higher Learning
    It used to be normal for parents to pay for (or help pay for) the college education of their children, or for the children themselves to work their way through. However, the cost of a college education is now at an all-time high. Student…
  • Jul 30

    Does Death Kill Your Credit Card Debt?

    Does Death Kill Your Credit Card Debt?
    Have you been following any of the latest news stories about the crushing credit card debt owed by the typical American family? Yikes! It is no longer unusual for someone to have more credit card debt than assets.
  • Jul 29

    Goldilocks And ... The Revocable Living Trust

    Goldilocks And ... The Revocable Living Trust
    Revocable living trusts can solve many common estate planning problems. And, many folks (and their professional advisors) think they are a must-have, as evidenced by their popularity. Nevertheless, not everyone needs a revocable living trust…
Rank this Week: 815

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 77

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 31

    Parental Autonomy

    Parental Autonomy
    From the Atlantic: In South Carolina, a 46-year-old black woman has been arrested for letting her daughter play in a nearby park while trying to earn a living. "The mother, Debra Harrell, has been booked for unlawful conduct towards a...
  • Jul 30

    Biggest Divorce Case in London

    Biggest Divorce Case in London
    From Bloomberg: When Jamie Cooper-Hohn, the wife of the billionaire founder of The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, met Christopher Hohn at a dinner party while they were at Harvard University in the early 1990s, she asked what…
  • Jul 29

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From the New York Times: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children....
Rank this Week: 565

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Jul 31

    How Much Time Do I Have To Report A Work Injury In Pennsylvania- Workers Comp Attorney

    How Much Time Do I Have To Report A Work Injury In Pennsylvania- Workers Comp Attorney
    Question: I hurt my back at work a few months ago. I was working the night shift and I was with my supervisor when it happened. I told my supervisor immediately that I felt a real bad pain in my back when I lifted a box. He asked me if I…
  • Jul 30

    Gas Wells Leaking Methane For years—-DLP is Gas Drilling Rig Accident Law Firm

    Gas Wells Leaking Methane For years—-DLP is Gas Drilling Rig Accident Law Firm
    Amid Auditor General investigations and reports and recent concerns about the health effects of fracking, the Scranton Times reports today that at least five natural gas wells in Northeast Pennsylvania have been leaking methane gas for…
  • Jul 30

    Pa. Work Injury Must Occur In The Course and Scope Of Employment

    Pa. Work Injury Must Occur In The Course and Scope Of Employment
    In Pennsylvania, to establish a claim for workers compensation benefits, the injury must occur in the course and scope of employment. The Commonwealth Court addressed this issue in the case of Penn State University v. WCAB (Smith).…
Rank this Week: 128

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jul 31

    Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety

    Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from scienceblogs.com You can’t get more of a big-picture perspective on a problem than by using a map of the globe. I also think being able to quantify a tragic…
  • Jul 28

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next
    Truck drivers have a remedy if fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. A recent award of over $100,000 to a truck driver who was fired for making a workers’ compensation claim illustrated the protection drivers have under…
  • Jul 24

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is…
Rank this Week: 553

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, July 31, 2014:Second charge against Toronto cop in Sammy Yatim shooting - Toronto StarRob Ford campaign video may have violated rules PM's former counsel won't face…
  • Jul 30

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 30, 2014:Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Connecticut Prison NightmareFootage shows Iowa sheriff’s deputies Tasing man at least 15 times before…
  • Jul 29

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014:Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bidOntario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned Online…
Rank this Week: 152

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

Covers issues and trends in workers’ compensation law in North Carolina and throughout the United States. By the Jernigan Law Firm.

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Jul 31

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I passed through Customs after a trip to Europe this week and explained to the Customs official that I represented injured workers.  His first comment to…
  • Jul 14

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)
    In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more legislative changes, all imposed after 2010:        5.  …
  • Jul 10

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we immediately bought a forty-foot ladder because obviously we would be cleaning our own gutters and needed the biggest ladder possible to reach the roof. Our first attempt to use the ladder was…
Rank this Week: 861

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
  • Jul 31

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Thomas Chemmanur and Lei Kong, both of the Department of Finance at Boston College, and Karthik Krishnan of the Finance Group at Northeastern University. The quality of the top management…
  • Jul 31

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg; the complete publication, including…
  • Jul 30

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Dan Ryan, Chairman of the Financial Services Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is based on a PwC publication by Catherine Bromilow and John Morrow; the complete…
Rank this Week: 130

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Jamaican National convicted of Marriage Fraud

    Jamaican National convicted of Marriage Fraud
    On July 23, 2014, a 32 year old Jamaican national, Nerene Erica Harrison was convicted in Federal Court (Tampa, FL) of Marriage Fraud under U.S. Immigration Law. Robert Kenneth Scott Cruz, a U.S. citizen who pleaded guilty of the same charge,…
  • Jul 30

    Interactive Map: Where Unaccompanied Immigrant Children are finding temporary home

    Interactive Map: Where Unaccompanied Immigrant Children are finding temporary home
    USA Today has put together an interactive map of the United States (state by state) showing the number of unaccompanied immigrant children placed within individual states. They are using the data released by the U.S. Office of Refugee…
  • Jul 29

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher
    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 “Instructional Coordinator.” After reviewing an Employer’s…
Rank this Week: 769

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 31

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework
    There has certainly been no shortage of attention paid to cybersecurity issues over the past couple of years, and one thorny issue that has plagued lawmakers and others is how to you compel companies to improve their cybersecurity efforts…
  • Jul 30

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation
    Yesterday, the U.S, Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness released a set of recommendations for the SEC as the agency considers how to make disclosure more effective.  The report contains both near-term…
  • Jul 29

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?
    As we rapidly approach the August doldrums for capital markets activity, the good news is that 2014 has been a very strong year for the IPO market.  As noted in this Morrison & Foerster blog by Nilene Evans, we experienced the…
Rank this Week: 967

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 131

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 31

    M v B: Extraordinarily tragic

    M v B: Extraordinarily tragic
    A summary of M v B [2014] EWHC 2686 (Fam) - an application by the mother of a boy, now aged about nine and a half, for permission to remove him from living in England to live long term with her in Abu Dhabi."The case is an extraordinarily…
  • Jul 30

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?
    A message from Law Society president Andrew Caplen:video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
  • Jul 30

    The answer to everything

    The answer to everything
    Legal aid cuts have left family courts 'at breaking point' - The Guardian, 29th July 2014
Rank this Week: 457

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor
    One of the better programs run by the Connecticut Department of Labor that gets almost zero publicity is the “Shared Work” program.  For employers, it’s a useful tool when you’re dealing with a temporary slowdown…
  • Jul 29

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law
    With the dog days of summer firmly upon us, it’s a good time to catch up on some items that you might have put aside. One of those items is reviewing the new Connecticut laws that go into effect (mainly) later this year. Fortunately, my…
  • Jul 28

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”
    While you might think our department at Shipman & Goodwin LLP would be content to rest on just this blog, my fellow colleagues have actually been passing along tidbits for years in its quarterly Employment Law Letter publication. The…
Rank this Week: 134

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 31

    “Hackcess” to Delusion: Tech Won’t Do It

    “Hackcess” to Delusion: Tech Won’t Do It
    As the bar exam takers this week learned the hard way, technology’s promise isn’t always kept.  Sure, it’s shiny and, when it works, can serve as a tool that makes life a bit easier. But when it doesn’t, such…
  • Jul 31

    Snitch or Suffer

    Snitch or Suffer
    The United States Department of Justice has grown fat and lazy.  Way back when, G-men had to go out and make their cases, find evidence of crimes and get their criminal.  It was hard work,  Then, they figured out a really cool…
  • Jul 30

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye
    Via Radley Balko, the story of Roger Carlos’ beating in San Antonio reflects a disconnect from reality that ought to shame Police Chief William McManus into, at the very least, a tearful, heartfelt apology.  But no,…
Rank this Week: 48

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 31

    DOJ Sues PA State Police for Fitness Test

    DOJ Sues PA State Police for Fitness Test
    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Pennsylvania State Police. You can read the Complaint here.The police use a fitness test as part of their hiring process. The actual test is not clear from…
  • Jul 23

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!
    Wow, busy day for Obamacare yesterday. The big story is that a circuit split developed in the span of a few hours.The gist of the issue is that the Obamacare statute (aka "Affordable Care Act") authorizes the government to subsidize health…
  • Jul 21

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Earlier today, President Obama finally signed the executive order prohibiting workplace sexual orientation discrimination by the federal government and federal contractors. You can read the full text of the executive order here. Of interest:…
Rank this Week: 699

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 986

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward on new rules that will require certain industrial facilities across the United States that emit hazardous pollutants to comply with the Clean Air Act’s rules commonly known as…
  • Jul 30

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?
    While interns were once considered “free” labor, they now increasingly come to the workplace with a host of legal obligations. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that amends the New York Human Rights Law to…
  • Jul 29

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse
    We have seen a number of instances where some of the children of business owners are involved in the running of the family business, while other children have either chosen to work elsewhere or were not given the opportunity to participate in…
Rank this Week: 440

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Business Valuation Expert Witness On Clippers Deal

    Business Valuation Expert Witness On Clippers Deal
    In Does the Clippers $2 Billion Deal Make Sense?, business valuation expert witness Donald Erickson ASA , writes:In recent court testimony, Bank of America – Merrill Lynch (“BoA”) revealed its bid book (“Project…
  • Jul 29

    Aviation Safety Expert Witnesses & Southwest Airlines $12M Fine

    Aviation Safety Expert Witnesses & Southwest Airlines $12M Fine
    Aviation safety expert witnesses may consult on aviation accident analysis, aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, and related matters. In the news, a July 28th Federal Aviation Administration press release stated that the FAA plans to…
  • Jul 28

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 2

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 2
    In Malpractice Premiums Drop for 6th Straight Year, oncology expert witness Dr. Judy L. Schmidt writes:86% of Rates Decreased or Did Not Change The MLM survey analyzes malpractice insurance rates charged by carriers in markets that range…
Rank this Week: 288

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Jul 31

    Today is the Last Day for Annual Parking Tag

    Today is the Last Day for Annual Parking Tag
    Just a reminder that if you use an annual parking pass, today is your last day.  Starting tomorrow (August 1st) you will need to display your 2014-2015 annual parking tag.  For more information on CSU parking visit parking services…
  • Jul 30

    Bloomberg Law Summer Acce

    Bloomberg Law Summer Acce
                  As you continue work in your summer associate, clerkship, or internship position, don’t forget that you have unlimited summer access to Bloomberg Law. With Bloomberg Law, you can take…
  • Jul 29

    Don’t Fall Into a Copyright Trap!

    Don’t Fall Into a Copyright Trap!
    Copyright traps are fabrications deliberately tucked into otherwise factual publications in order to detect third-party copying.  A recent blog post from Duke’s Law Library highlights some examples:  click [here] to read the…
Rank this Week: 295

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 31

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report
    For the past seven years, LRN has conducted its annual survey of Ethics and Compliance programs in search of benchmarking data, suggestions of leading practices, and trends. In 2012 LRN adopted the Program Effectiveness Index as a tool to…
  • Jul 30

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower
    Since the Securities and Exchange Commission set up its whistleblower program in 2011, 6500 people have stepped forward as “whistleblowers.” Maxwell Murphy of the Wall Street Journal made a Freedom of Information Act request to…
  • Jul 28

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?
    It looks like Bernie Madoff was $45 billion short of funds in his “investment strategy.” How was he ever going to get out of this? The original Ponzi schemer, Charles Ponzi, seems to think he could get out of his situation, at…
Rank this Week: 366

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
  • Jul 31

    August Happening

    August Happening
    Before heading back to school, take advantage of the last few weeks of summer! Music: Miley Cyrus, Booker T Jones, Reevestock, Hillsong Worship, The Bacon Brothers, The Legendary Briarhoppers 80th Anniversary, James Taylor, Gavin Degraw, Matt…
  • Jul 31

    The Point System Is Launching in August!

    The Point System Is Launching in August!
    And, like we say, for more information on the Points System, head on over to our OrgSync site: https://orgsync.com/80746/files/583898/show  or ask the library staff.  
  • Jul 30

    ALR Student’s Corner: North Carolina Estate Settlement Practice Guide

    ALR Student’s Corner: North Carolina Estate Settlement Practice Guide
    In general, practice guides are secondary sources that aid and guide lawyers through the understanding of a particular area of the law.  In addition to explaining an area of law, practice guides often times provide useful forms and tips,…
Rank this Week: 785

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 62

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 31

    Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It

    Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It
    A lot of concern about the NSA’s seemingly omnipresent surveillance over the last year has focused on the agency’s efforts to install back doors in software and hardware. Those efforts are greatly aided, however, if the agency can…
  • Jul 31

    Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

    Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken
    Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the…
  • Jul 29

    Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

    Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance
    There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. But the ongoing revelations of government…
Rank this Week: 19

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 533

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    When Should Judges Be Liable for their Decisions?

    When Should Judges Be Liable for their Decisions?
    Former Judge Wade McCree, Jr.Generally, judges have broad immunity relative to their decisions from the bench.  Judges cannot be sued and held liable for how they decide a case.  Such sweeping immunity is necessary to maintain a…
  • Jul 21

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay
    Back in the summer of 1988, I took the bar exam along with hundreds of other lawyer hopefuls, then administered at one of MSU's convention halls near the Brody dormitory.  Thankfully, I passed on the first try.Back then, if you scored a…
  • Jul 15

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention
    Last December, we blogged about federal judge Robert Shelby's ruling that Utah's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  Between his December 20, 2013 ruling and when the SCOTUS suspended the ruling on January 6, 2014  -pending…
Rank this Week: 882

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?
    A few weeks back, Steve discussed Apple’s recent applications to register a trio of non-verbal trademarks, shown below: (Each image links to the corresponding application on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO).…
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
Rank this Week: 112

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 31

    “Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuses”

    “Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuses”
    Federal judge Mark Bennett has resorted to what might be called a creative sanction against out-of-state law firm Jones Day following what he considered excessive interruption and witness-coaching during discovery in the case of Security…
  • Jul 30

    Raising the sex-assault conviction rate

    Raising the sex-assault conviction rate
    That’s a widely shared objective right now, but at what price? In New Zealand, one of the two main political parties, Labour, is now contemplating rolling back the presumption of innocence, while the other, incumbent National, is…
  • Jul 30

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Cato event held earlier this month with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Cato senior fellow Mark Calabria. Here’s the description: Launched in early 2013, “Operation Choke Point” is a joint effort by the Department of…
Rank this Week: 18

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 66

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/
Rank this Week: 177

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 31

    Dogs Days for Hotel Plaintiffs in Minnesota Federal Court…

    Dogs Days for Hotel Plaintiffs in Minnesota Federal Court…
     Update (August 5, 2014): Answering the riddle below, it seems that Carlson, Inc. made a small fortune by starting with a larger fortune, then spending years fighting with and blaming IBM for problems in an attempt to wiggle out of…
  • Jul 31

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?
    Apparently not. United States Court Judge Susan R. Nelson (D. Minn.)  has thrown out a putative class action against a lock manufacturer who, it is alleged, has made and sold a few lock models that are “stupidly simple” to…
  • Jul 30

    Dorsey Lawyer Steve Wells Merits Combat Pay For Hot Seventh Circuit Bench

    Dorsey Lawyer Steve Wells Merits Combat Pay For Hot Seventh Circuit Bench
    Steve Wells went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this past week in fighting for Bruce Webster, who appears to have been mentally retarded when he committed the crime for which he was convicted. Nevertheless,…
Rank this Week: 92

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 31

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim
    The purchase of reps and warranties insurance is an increasingly common part of mergers and acquisitions transactions. However, a frequently recurring question with respect to this type of insurance is how it will respond if a claim arises…
  • Jul 30

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay
    On July 28, 2014, in the latest securities suit to be filed in the wake of high-profile concerns about ‘high frequency trading,” a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know
    As I have noted frequently on this blog (most recently here), it is becoming increasingly clear that cybersecurity is viewed as a board level issue. At the same time that many boards have taken up the concerns surrounding cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 334

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    How Dare They

    How Dare They
    Last week WorkCompCentral reported on a raid in Florida of a company, Fruit Dynamics, arresting over a hundred undocumented workers.Investigators from the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud and the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff's…
  • Jul 30

    The Motel 6 of Justice

    The Motel 6 of Justice
    Jose Nunez worked as a laborer and driver for Dig Right In Landscaping in Illinois. He claimed that he injured his right shoulder while loading a piece of equipment onto a truck at work in July 2008.Nunez did not lose any time from work as a…
  • Jul 29

    Is It Fair and Reasonable?

    Is It Fair and Reasonable?
    "In short, denying same-sex couples access to death benefits under the workers’ compensation statute does not bear a fair and substantial relationship to the purposes of the act as identified in Ranney," the Supreme Court of Alaska said…
Rank this Week: 415

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 31

    RLUIPA now has its own ABA treatise

    RLUIPA now has its own ABA treatise
    This month the ABA published what I believe to be the first-ever treatise on RLUIPA. Here is the blurb for Litigating Religious Land Use Cases: This book discusses how to litigate such a religious land use case on behalf of...
  • Jul 30

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published
    The Harvard Food Law Society and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic have just published the Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide. There are a number of land use angles in the newly emerging area of food law....
  • Jul 30

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)
    The last few weeks have seen a barrage of criticism regarding San Francisco’s land use rules; among the critiques was a Washington Post op-ed quoting luminaries like Enrico Moretti, descrying the land use rules for restricting housing…
Rank this Week: 185

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 31

    Map of the Day: Share of Adults with Debt in Collection

    Map of the Day: Share of Adults with Debt in Collection
    When it comes to debt in collections, not all regions of the country are equal. As the map above shows, there are "great regional differences and geographic concentrations of debt in collections." New England – Connecticut, Maine,…
  • Jul 31

    Arlen & Tontrup on the Endowment Effect

    Arlen & Tontrup on the Endowment Effect
    Jennifer Arlen (NYU) & Stephan Tontrup (Max Planck Institute) have posted Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions on SSRN. Here's the abstract: We claim that the endowment effect rarely…
  • Jul 30

    Montana Seeks Property Professor

    Montana Seeks Property Professor
    The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year to teach in the area of property and related courses. We are committed to integrating theory with…
Rank this Week: 235

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    6th Cir. invalidates individual waivers of FLSA collective action participation

    6th Cir. invalidates individual waivers of FLSA collective action participation
    The wage-and-hour class or collective action lawsuit is one of, if not the, greatest risk facing employers. Many of these lawsuits are filed by disgruntled ex-employees. And, many employers seek to limit their risk by securing waivers from…
  • Jul 30

    NLRB seeks to supersize its joint-employer standard

    NLRB seeks to supersize its joint-employer standard
    The NLRB is waging war on employers, and it’s drawing its latest battle line at the McDonald’s drive-in. Yesterday, the NLRB Office of General Counsel announced that it has authorized complaints against 43 different…
  • Jul 29

    Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?

    Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?
    Ohio’s discrimination is unique in that it allows for the imposition of individual liability against managers and supervisors for their personal acts of discrimination. The case, Genaro v. Central Transport (1999), is the bane of…
Rank this Week: 146