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Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
  • Apr 2

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple
    A mechanic’s lien is a last-resort measure used by construction procurers to obtain payment withheld by a client. In this day and age, however, many clients harbor valid concerns about fraudulent liens, especially considering…
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
Rank this Week: 938

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 25

    Happy Memorial Day Wishes from Construction Law Musing

    Happy Memorial Day Wishes from Construction Law Musing
    Well, the office is closed and I am enjoying the day off with my family and friends and I hope that you are doing the same. Here’s wishing all of the readers of this construction law blog a great Memorial Day. Thanks for your readership…
  • May 18

    Back Posting with Thoughts on Lien Waiver

    Back Posting with Thoughts on Lien Waiver
    After a week of being unable to post due to the rigors of my solo construction practice, I’m back on the blogging train.  For those of you that missed my new musings this past week, I hope that you had a chance to look through some…
  • May 4

    Greening Risks and Rewards – the Insurance Perspective (Part I)

    Greening Risks and Rewards – the Insurance Perspective (Part I)
    Originally posted 2009-08-21 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Image of Martha Sperry For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings has a real treat.  Martha Sperry (@advocatesstudio on Twitter) is an attorney with extensive…
Rank this Week: 257

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 744

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 29

    Study Shows Disclosures Can Boomerang and Produce Unintended Consequence

    Study Shows Disclosures Can Boomerang and Produce Unintended Consequence
    by Jeff Sovern Some years ago, I wrote an article in which I speculated that disclosing to consumers that consumers rarely redeem rebates might cause consumers to disregard rebate offers. Better-known scholars, like Ian Ayres and Oren…
  • May 29

    Senator proposals panel that would scuttle regulation

    Senator proposals panel that would scuttle regulation
    The Hill reports on a proposal in the Senate to create a committee to go after "regulatory overreach." (Read the story here.) But as Public Citizen explains, in the wake of the Amtrak crash, oil train derailments, and massive auto...
  • May 29

    FBI will investigate IRS data breach

    FBI will investigate IRS data breach
    On Tuesday, the IRS announced that hackers had breached the agency's website and gained access to old tax returns of more than 100,000 taxpayers. Hackers apparently used personal information obtained elsewhere to access old returns contained…
Rank this Week: 164

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 28

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?
    According to this article, the photographer, Richard Prince, is ripping off using other people’s Instagram photos – and selling them for lots of money ($90,000)! Arguably, he can do this because it’s fair use -- he blows the images…
  • May 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
Rank this Week: 336

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
  • Mar 16

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson According to a new article in Forbes, Continuing Care Retirement Communites (CCRCs) and Assisted Living Facilities are the least profitable business in the US, turing on average a -1.0% profit margin. While this…
Rank this Week: 692

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/30/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/30/15
    U.S. Dept. of Justice finds Google’s Supreme Court petition in Oracle case flawed, recommends denial — This week, the Solicitor General recommended against Supreme Court review of the 2014 Federal Circuit decision finding…
  • May 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15
    Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case — Sean O’Connor, Lateef Mtima, and Lita Rosario present an original take on the March 2015 jury verdict. “The older…
  • May 19

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public meeting on April 1 to discuss how the federal government could facilitate the development of the online licensing environment for copyrighted works. Specifically, the USPTO was…
Rank this Week: 1000

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 664

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art
    Museums have recently been criticized by the Jewish Claims Conference in a report here for ethical lapses: promising to, yet failing to research their collections and to coordinate and promote research into the provenance of their…
  • May 18

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23
    Join us this Saturday morning May 23 at 9 am in Westhampton Beach NY to learn about how to save oysters and clean up the bay through oyster farming.   An adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day and the…
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
Rank this Week: 158

Copyrights & Campaigns

Copyrights & Campaigns

Ben Sheffner's notes on copyright, First Amendment, media, and entertainment law, and political campaigns

http://copyrightsandcampaigns.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Blogging Hiatu

    A Blogging Hiatu
    When I started this blog in December 2008, I said I wanted to counter the “shocking lack of balance in discussion of copyright and related issues on the Internet.” For almost two and a half years, I’ve tried to do just that.
  • Feb 23

    Court: Merchandising of Shepard Fairey 'Obama Hope' image not fair use; factual issues remain on substantial similarity

    Court: Merchandising of Shepard Fairey 'Obama Hope' image not fair use; factual issues remain on substantial similarity
    The court in the case involving Shepard Fairey's use of an AP photograph in his famous "Obama Hope" poster has ruled that a company that manufactured and distributed clothing bearing the Obama Hope image under license from one of Fairey's…
  • Jan 12

    AP and Shepard Fairey settle case; claims against corporate entities remain

    AP and Shepard Fairey settle case; claims against corporate entities remain
    The Associated Press announced that it has "settled in principle" its copyright case against artist Shepard Fairey over his use of an AP photograph in the iconic "Obama Hope" poster.
Rank this Week: 969

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
Rank this Week: 759

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 695

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 26

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?
    The Georgia Supreme Court extends Padilla In Alexander v. State, decided on May 11, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed that a failure to advise on parole issues from a guilty plea was ineffective assistance under Strickland v. Washington.…
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
Rank this Week: 154

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 485

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 23

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not
    The Canadian and US courts have now ruled in the Nortel case. (Disclosure: I served as an expert for the UK pension interests in the case.) The case was already incredibly important because of an agreement among the parties to...
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 260

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 410

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 29

    Bill Otis on MSNBC

    Bill Otis on MSNBC
    Bill will be on the MSNBC program "Up with Steve Kornacki" at 9:00 a.m. EDT tomorrow discussing the Nebraska repeal.That's 6:00 a.m. here on the Left Coast.  I think I'll Tivo it....
  • May 29

    Nebraska Death Penalty Referendum

    Nebraska Death Penalty Referendum
    Nebraska's Attorney General believes the repeal is unconstitutional to the extent that the legislature modifies existing sentences.  Meanwhile, Grant Schulte reports for AP:The attorney general's announcement came one day after state…
  • May 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Measures to Fix Prop. 47 Held Back in Assembly:  Two measures aimed at restoring the opportunity to charge firearm theft and the possession of date rape drugs as felonies, after both crimes had been downgraded to misdemeanors under…
Rank this Week: 191

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 25

    "I thought the Bulletproof Vest Would Work" is not a Good Defense

    "I thought the Bulletproof Vest Would Work" is not a Good Defense
    "I thought the bulletproof vest would work" is not a good defense Friday night in Northern California 3 young men appear to have been extremely bored as one the men put on a "bullet proof vest" and another man shot him in the chest. Sadly…
  • May 23

    Posting Cash Bail in California Criminal Case

    Posting Cash Bail in California Criminal Case
    Posting Cash Bail in California Criminal Cases If I Google the word "bail" or "jail" or "arrested", I get thousands of returns for bail bondsmen throughout the state of California and across the country. Very quickly I can figure out that if…
  • Apr 16

    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment

    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment
    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment Here is the hypothetical: You get arrested for possession of narcotics or being under the influence of narcotics. You are scared and you hire a lawyer. The lawyer makes promises to you…
Rank this Week: 875

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 144

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 778

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 30

    Bandes on Civil Liberties and Jewish Culture

    Bandes on Civil Liberties and Jewish Culture
    Susan A. Bandes (DePaul University - College of Law) has posted Civil Liberties and the 'Imaginative Sustenance' of Jewish Culture (16 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 238 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short essay is…
  • May 29

    Rubin on Prison Diffusion

    Rubin on Prison Diffusion
    Ashley T. Rubin (Florida State University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice) has posted A Neo-Institutional Account of Prison Diffusion (Law & Society Review, Vol. 49:2, pp. 365-400, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 29

    Karmel on The Need for a Definition of Insider Trading

    Karmel on The Need for a Definition of Insider Trading
    Roberta S. Karmel (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Law on Insider Trading Lacks Needed Definition (Southern Methodist University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Insider trading is not defined in the federal…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • May 28

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line
    A number of news sources report that SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), James Heaney, will be joining Carnival Cruise Line as CFO next month. Mr. Heaney worked at SeaWorld since 2011. As the movie Blackfish reveals, SeaWorld profits by…
  • May 26

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau
    The Bahamas Weekly reports that four Florida residents wre arrested this weekend for possession of pot on a cruise ship moored in Nassau, Bahamas. The newspaper reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The report says that…
  • May 25

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?
    A former crew member posted photographs saying that the Liberty of the Seas hid equipment, pots, pans and other items from the galley during an USPH inspection last December. You can see photographs of the galley equipment hidden throughout…
Rank this Week: 72

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 78

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • May 26

    Habeas Supreme Court Opinion - 5/26/2015

    Habeas Supreme Court Opinion - 5/26/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: SC19345 - Casiano v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; State v. Riley; State v. Miller; "In Riley, the defendant challenged on direct appeal a total effective sentence of 100 years…
  • May 26

    Insurance Law Appellate Court Opinion - 5/26/2015

    Insurance Law Appellate Court Opinion - 5/26/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Insurance Law Opinions;Contract Law Opinions Body: AC36623 - McCants v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. ("A fire damaged premises owned by the plaintiff...and insured by the defendant.... The plaintiff did not…
  • May 26

    Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion - 5/26/2015

    Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion - 5/26/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: AC36385 - Ribeiro v. Fasano, Ippolito & Lee, P.C. ("The plaintiff...appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his action against the defendants....On appeal, the…
Rank this Week: 344

CT Personal Injury, Medical…

CT Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Accident Lawyers

Discusses motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, child injury, medical malpractice, venue, insurance claims, and negligence. By Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Oct 12

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!
    Our office recently received a telephone call from a woman who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut and was looking to have our CT personal injury lawyers represent her. She advised me that she was a passenger in…
  • Oct 5

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie
    Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys have decades of experience in representing dog bite victims and their family members. The injuries sustained by the people that contact us are quite varied and range from puncture wounds, to ripping or…
  • May 13

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident
    Many times our CT accident attorneys and injury lawyers are contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and are looking to get answers to the great many questions which they have before them. The bulk of these…
Rank this Week: 267

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 310

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • May 21

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y
    The video from Wednesday’s Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial is now available through 92Y On Demand. For the full video, please click here. Thank you to all those who attended, and please stay tuned for news on the…
  • Feb 12

    Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

    Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash
    The Forum is deeply saddened by the news that Bob Simon, one of the most accomplished journalists in American history, died yesterday in a car crash on the West Side Highway. Simon was a longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent and…
  • Feb 11

    Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym

    Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym
    Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price is featured in the New York Times today, as he will be releasing a new novel under the pseudonym “Harry Brandt.” Price has become a prolific contemporary writer of crime fiction,…
Rank this Week: 377

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • May 29

    50 Human Rights Cases You Need to Know – OUP Law

    50 Human Rights Cases You Need to Know – OUP Law
    ‘Explore our map of 50 landmark human rights cases, each with a brief description and a link to a free article or report on the case. The cases were chosen in conjunction with the editors of the Oxford Reports on International Law.…
  • May 29

    Blacklisted workers seek to prise open secrets of covert police surveillance – The Guardian

    Blacklisted workers seek to prise open secrets of covert police surveillance – The Guardian
    ‘Blacklisted workers have intensified their campaign to uncover the extent of secret police surveillance operations against them.’ Full story The Guardian, 28th May 2015 Source: www.guardian.co.uk
  • May 29

    EVENT: IALS – Law and the Ageing of Humankind (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2015)

    EVENT: IALS – Law and the Ageing of Humankind (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2015)
    ‘The WG Hart Workshop 2015 on “Law and the Ageing of Humankind” brings scholars and practitioners together to explore legal responses to the challenges arising from the ‘greying’ of the population and the demands…
Rank this Week: 5

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana:  U.S. v. Bradbury, 2015 WL 2449641 (May 22, 2015).  He begins by explaining that…
  • May 27

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data
    After Kendrick Herring was charged with a number of crimes, which are listed later in this post, he filed a motion to suppress “any evidence obtained as a result of the search and seizure of his real-time cellphone location…
  • May 25

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
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CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
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DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 28

    How To Respond To Being Served Divorce Paper

    How To Respond To Being Served Divorce Paper
    Being served with divorce papers, particularly when the request for a divorce comes as a surprise, can be one of the most overwhelming experiences a man ever faces. Filing for divorce is the first step in legally dissolving a marriage and…
  • May 27

    DadsDivorce LIVE: Shared-Parenting Legislation

    DadsDivorce LIVE: Shared-Parenting Legislation
    Nearly 20 states are currently considering passing shared-parenting legislation that would lead to more equal parenting time after divorce or separation. One of those states is Texas, where a “50/50 custody bill” is making its way…
  • May 26

    The Role Counselors And Therapists Can Play In Divorce

    The Role Counselors And Therapists Can Play In Divorce
    Divorce is probably the most emotional thing a family will ever go through. Children, even ones that are well-adjusted, often need someone to talk to besides their parents about the situation. One of the best things you can do for your kids…
Rank this Week: 139

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 27

    Open Carry of Handguns in Texas: Get Ready

    Open Carry of Handguns in Texas: Get Ready
    You may assume that it’s not allowed anywhere in the United States for an ordinary citizen to carry their gun openly in public display, but you’re wrong if you do. It’s not. In fact, it’s strange but true that until…
  • May 20

    Fighting the Prosecutor on Just Punishment: Evidence on Sentencing and Probation After a Conviction in Texa

    Fighting the Prosecutor on Just Punishment: Evidence on Sentencing and Probation After a Conviction in Texa
    For many people, maybe because it seems like it in so many TV shows, criminal trials are one big event.  It’s exciting and fast-paced, where the attorneys roam the courtrooms, there’s very little paperwork, and there are lots…
  • May 15

    Probation Northern District of Texas Federal Marriage Fraud

    Probation Northern District of Texas Federal Marriage Fraud
    Client received probation on Federal Marriage Fraud Case in the Northern District of Texas. The post Probation Northern District of Texas Federal Marriage Fraud appeared first on Dallas Justice.
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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 10

    A Detective called and wants me to take a polygraph, what should I do?

    A Detective called and wants me to take a polygraph, what should I do?
    There is some general confusion about the role of polygraph examinations in criminal cases. Let’s cover some basics. Polygraphs examination results are not admissible in a criminal trial. There was one really bad appellate opinion that…
  • Apr 5

    Will character reference letters help my criminal case?

    Will character reference letters help my criminal case?
    This is a question we get a lot at Guest and Gray. Clients want to know if character reference letters will help their case, or help them get a better plea offer. The answer is “it might help, but it can’t hurt”. I tell my…
  • Mar 27

    Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction

    Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction
    DMN has a story alleging Dallas DA Susan Hawk has struggled with prescription drug abuse and may continue to do so this day. The story links her struggle to erratic behavior in office (firing top assistants) and alleges a trip to a rehab…
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David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 11

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Fall-Down Case

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Fall-Down Case
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment in negligence case where plaintiff testified that she was paying attention and evidence presented did not depict scene from plaintiff’s perspective. In Walden v.…
  • May 8

    Tennessee HCLA Case Dismissed for Non-Compliant HIPAA Form.

    Tennessee HCLA Case Dismissed for Non-Compliant HIPAA Form.
    As HCLA cases continue to make their way through the court system, we are learning more about what will constitute substantial compliance with the pre-suit notice content requirements. In the recent case of Harmon v. Shore, No.…
  • May 7

    Understanding the Discretionary Function Exception to the Tennessee GTLA

    Understanding the Discretionary Function Exception to the Tennessee GTLA
    In a recent case that fell under the Governmental Tort Liability Act (GTLA), the Tennessee Court of Appeals addressed the discretionary function exception to the GTLA as well as the findings a trial court must make to support a summary…
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DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • May 29

    Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Hazards of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

    Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Hazards of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
    Recent legal issues and security breaches have left consumers and healthcare providers alike questioning the benefits of electronic medical records. Designed to improve accuracy in patient care and eliminate medical errors, EMRs have instead…
  • May 22

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?
    Electronic medical records are supposed to make healthcare more personalized, more convenient and more effective, but recent events show they may pose some very serious risks to patients, sometimes resulting in inaccurate diagnoses that could…
  • May 18

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month
    According to the CDC, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and another third are overweight; obesity also affects about 18 percent of kids from age 6 to 19, and an amazing 12 percent of kids aged just two to five years. Obesity…
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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • May 29

    Intel Takeover of Altera Is Expected

    Intel Takeover of Altera Is Expected
    Intel is close to buying fellow chip maker Altera for more than $15 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday, the latest sign of consolidation in the semiconductor industry.
  • May 29

    Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law

    Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law
    The bank said it would pay $30 million and improve its monitoring and compliance practices in regard to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
  • May 29

    Activist Hedge Fund Elliott Hires Chief Operating Officer

    Activist Hedge Fund Elliott Hires Chief Operating Officer
    Zion Shohet, most recently with Citigroup, will oversee functions like relationships with trading partners, finance and accounting and cybersecurity.
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DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • May 28

    Corralling & Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned From Past Reform

    Corralling & Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned From Past Reform
    Here’s an excerpt from this blog by Lane Powell’s Doug Greene: What’s the harm with taking a shot at as many fixes as possible? Even if someone could see the big picture well enough to judge that these problems aren’t…
  • May 27

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse
    For RBC v Jervis, the opening brief of RBC seeking reversal of Rural/Metro was filed last week in the Delaware Chancery Court. According to the scheduling order: 1. RBC’s Opening Brief may be up to 70 pages long and is due on or before…
  • May 20

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont
    A few days ago, I blogged about these law firm memos describing the end result of Trian’s attempt on DuPont. Here’s an excerpt of this blog from “The Activist Investor” looking at it from the activist’s…
Rank this Week: 649

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration
    Dear Rich: I may be interested in securing trademark rights for a blog some time in the future, but I'm reluctant to pay for a trademark registration which may prove to be unnecessary. If I got a notary to print and then notarize a screen…
  • May 26

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice
    Dear Rich: I am an Amazon seller and received a notice that I was infringing another seller’s rights and that my seller page had been taken down. I’m pretty sure this was a bogus strategy done by one of my competitors. I have…
  • May 20

    Band Wants to Add New Member

    Band Wants to Add New Member
    Dear Rich: I'm in a band that has an incomplete lineup at the moment. Right now it is just 3 of us (2 guitar players, 1 drummer). We have a good handful of songs fully written and arranged. In the meantime, we are still looking for more…
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Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Preneed Downgrades: Refund

    Preneed Downgrades: Refund
    With increasing regularity, preneed consumers are downgrading from traditional funerals to cremation services.  To accommodate the consumer, funeral homes often amend the original contract with a downgrade addendum.   An…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment
    Funeral homes frequently allow the assignment of insurance as partial payment towards a trust funded preneed contract, but the manner in which the assignment is made can cause problems for them.  Preneed trustees will not accept an…
  • Apr 15

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount
    It is common for a funeral home to offer a discount to a preneed contract purchaser when the sales price is to be paid in full at the time of purchase.  However, funeral homes are often inconsistent in how the discount is applied to the…
Rank this Week: 885

Declarations and Exclusions

Declarations and Exclusions

News and comment on California insurance law, the politics of insurance, and other risky business. By George Wallace.

http://www.declarationsandexclusions.com/
  • Nov 3

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 <br>"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 &lt;br&gt;"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"
    ~~~ Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, * * * Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may...
  • Apr 2

    Blawg Review #315

    Blawg Review #315
    Welcome to Blawg Review #315, the initial Monday edition of the resurgent Blawg Review, the weekly blog carnival for everyone interested in the law.  Launched originally in April 2005, and overseen by the still-anonymous Editor, Blawg…
  • Mar 15

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence
    You will recall, perhaps, that I am a defendant in The Litigation Commonly Known as Rakofsky v. Internet. I have not posted updates on the case since last October, principally because the case was subject to a stay order. With the stay in…
Rank this Week: 400

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • May 24

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality
    If I were to write a penal statute that was a content-based restriction on speech, I would come prepared with an explanation of how the statute passed constitutional muster, since such restrictions are presumptively invalid. The proponents of…
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
Rank this Week: 240

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 28

    Defenses to Advancement Based on Conditions in Agreement Rejected

    Defenses to Advancement Based on Conditions in Agreement Rejected
    Blankenship v. Alpha Appalachia Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 10610-CB (Del. Ch., May 28, 2015). This is the latest Chancery decision in a long series of recent Delaware decisions (and one of two opinions handed down today), rejecting defenses to…
  • May 28

    Chancery Addresses Advancement Claim for Offensive v. Defensive Litigation

    Chancery Addresses Advancement Claim for Offensive v. Defensive Litigation
    Mooney v. Echo Therapeutics, Inc., C. A. No. 10054-VCP (Del. Ch. May 28, 2015). This is one of two Chancery decisions in separate matters handed down today on the issue of advancement. This opinion is notable for its treatment of ……
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than in the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with ……
Rank this Week: 226