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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/
  • Mar 2

    Option Necrosi

    Option Necrosi
    Last week I published a couple of posts on bad faith lawsuits in workers' compensation - whether they belonged or not.The first post was an overview of states that allowed civil claims against workers' compensation claims payers to correct…
  • Feb 27

    It Works Out

    It Works Out
    Nicolas Mercado will get his home modifications.Bully for Mercado. And good for CIGA.The California Insurance Guarantee Association has withdrawn its petition for review from the 2nd Appellate District, telling the court that that it was able…
  • Feb 26

    Bad Faith Followup

    Bad Faith Followup
    A couple days ago I asked whether workers' compensation claims payers should be subject to "bad faith" civil liability, or whether the cloak of exclusive remedy that employers and workers bargained for should also cover those tasked with…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Mar 2

    Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. – A History

    Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. – A History
    As we recently noted, GWB now has an office in Charleston, South Carolina. With our growth over the last five years, we thought our readers might enjoy a bit of the firm’s history. Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. was founded in…
  • Feb 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover to Spectacular Spider-Man #150, published back in the good old days of 1989. On the cover, we see Daily Bugle editor Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in court. Things do not appear to be going well for…
  • Feb 26

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .
    It’s that time of year again – The Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was tasked with selecting the best of the best in the motion picture industry.  Those watching the Oscars saw the best…
Rank this Week: 179

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Mar 2

    Protecting Loved One

    Protecting Loved One
    NJ Online had a great article about protecting loved ones from elder abuse quoting esteemed nursing home advocate/attorney Saul Gruber.  Our senior citizens are the heart of the population, but are often times forgotten when placed…
  • Mar 1

    Preventable ER Visit

    Preventable ER Visit
    JAMDA had an article on ” Identifying Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Nursing Home Residents in the United States”.  Below is the Abstract. Abstract Objectives To identify and describe potentially…
  • Feb 28

    Low Vision Awareness Month

    Low Vision Awareness Month
    Here’s eye-opening news: Currently, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Of these, 3 million have low vision. By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is…
Rank this Week: 198

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    The Trademark Reporter's "Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases"

    The Trademark Reporter's "Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases"
    The Trademark Reporter has published its Annual Review of U.S. Trademark Cases: "The Sixty-Seventh Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946," by Theodore H. Davis, Jr. and yours truly, John L. Welch. (download pdf here). Ted Davis…
  • Feb 27

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant
    Relying on two third-party patent applications, the Board affirmed a refusal of the mark shown below, based upon applicant's failure to disclaim the word "RAIL," for "surgical implants made of artificial materials used in spinal surgery,…
  • Feb 26

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?
    Tal S. Benschar & Milton Springut ask "Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for a Cancellation Proceeding Predicated on Fraud?," 14 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 20 (2014). They answer in the affirmative.The CAFC's decision in In re…
Rank this Week: 305

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 2

    Real Life Lawyering

    Real Life Lawyering
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 2

    Huawei Watch Announced At MWC

    Huawei Watch Announced At MWC
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 1

    Parrot Sunday - Parrot Lovers Cruise

    Parrot Sunday - Parrot Lovers Cruise
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 180

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Mar 2

    Supremo julgará aplicação de novo teto de RPV a execuções em curso

    Supremo julgará aplicação de novo teto de RPV a execuções em curso
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) irá decidir se a lei do Distrito Federal que reduziu de 40 para 10 salários mínimos o teto para expedição das Requisições de Pequeno Valor (RPV) pode ser…
  • Mar 1

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (2)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (2)
    Revista Justiça O programa desta segunda-feira destaca o assunto “reforma política”, com a participação de Rafael Vasconcelos, professor de processo civil e procurador da Fazenda Nacional. No quadro…
  • Feb 27

    Comunicado

    Comunicado
    A Secretaria Judiciária do Supremo Tribunal Federal informa que, excepcionalmente, em razão de atualização dos sistemas de informática da Corte, o plantão judiciário (Resolução…
Rank this Week: 267

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 2

    Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

    Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal
    It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is and maybe it isn't — it seems nearly impossible to…
  • Feb 27

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient
    Processes are the means by which we get things done, and checklists can keep us on top of what needs to get done. That’s why pilots, surgeons and astronauts use checklists extensively. They help eliminate the fear of forgetting…
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim
    Every lawyer wrestles with getting and keeping clients. Actually, it is quite normal to constantly wonder: "Where do I start?" "Are we spending enough on marketing ... or spending too much on the wrong things?" "What are the right things?"…
Rank this Week: 259

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 212

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Will #TheDress Impact Color Trademarks?

    Will #TheDress Impact Color Trademarks?
    #TheDress phenomenon is about to shape the future of color trademarks and trade dress rights. You may recall, we have written a great deal on the subject of non-traditional trademark protection of colors, especially during the Christian…
  • Feb 27

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation
    Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald Palmer.  And…
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
Rank this Week: 219

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 290

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    MARCH COMINGS AND GOINGS

    MARCH COMINGS AND GOINGS
    March is a month of comings and goings. Coming: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will be addressing a joint session of congress. Going: Attorney General Eric Holder. A PERFECT TIME:If you are a long time Miami…
  • Mar 1

    THE MIAMI HERALD DOES IT AGAIN!

    THE MIAMI HERALD DOES IT AGAIN!
    Miami, really all of Florida, is lucky to be served by a crusading and muckraking newspaper like the Miami Herald. And today, the Herald has really outdone itself again. The Herald broke this shocking story, which we are sure has all of…
  • Feb 26

    JUDGE MARY BARZEE NOMINATED TO FEDERAL COURT

    JUDGE MARY BARZEE NOMINATED TO FEDERAL COURT
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS ..............JUDGE MARY BARZEE FLORES HAS BEEN NOMINATED TO THE FEDERAL BENCHNumerous news agencies are reporting that President Barack Obama has nominated Barzee Flores to an open seat in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 298

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Budget 2015: Foreign Investment

    Budget 2015: Foreign Investment
    Given the economic orientation of the new government, one would expect that the Budget would make wholesale relaxations to the foreign investment policy and open up or further liberalise various sectors. But, anyone adopting that tack is…
  • Mar 1

    Budget 2015: Financial Market

    Budget 2015: Financial Market
    The Budget makes some proposals to boost the financial markets in India, both in the debt and equity segments, but arguably the reforms are only incremental and many not necessary result in drastic expansion of the markets.Corporate BondsThe…
  • Feb 28

    Budget 2015: Ease of Doing Busine

    Budget 2015: Ease of Doing Busine
    The Government’s focus on enhancing the ease of doing business in India is abundantly evident from the Budget. This involves not only issues of licensing and approvals, but also matters for legal reform. In this post, I argue that while…
Rank this Week: 207

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Mar 2

    A common tenancy in unequal shares.

    A common tenancy in unequal shares.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed that plaintiff, as administrator of her husband's estate, was entitled to judgment in an amount equal to his property interest and the appointed referee's award of that value.The Appellate…
  • Feb 27

    A dismissed counterclaim for tortious interference with prospective economic relations.

    A dismissed counterclaim for tortious interference with prospective economic relations.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of the counterclaim for tortious interference with prospective economic relations. The claim requires a showing that the interference was accomplished with malicious intent…
  • Feb 26

    Attorney work product.

    Attorney work product.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division found that, contrary to the plaintiff's contention, she did not meet her burden of establishing that the audio recording of an interview she conducted with the defendant prior to the commencement…
Rank this Week: 210

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 236

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 168

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Mar 1

    Changing of the Guard at DOJ

    Changing of the Guard at DOJ
    The recent confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the none-too-soon successor to the current Commissar Attorney General of the United States, engendered a lot of speculation about whether or not the exit of "Fast and Furious" Holder will…
  • Feb 24

    Jamie Takes His Shots; Sheila Gets Constructive

    Jamie Takes His Shots; Sheila Gets Constructive
    I guess Jamie Dimon just got tired of taking shots from people he considers to be, intellectually speaking, a few fries short of a Happy Meal. While sometimes criticized for being an apple polisher for the left, he recently made...
  • Feb 22

    Choke Point: Not Dead Yet

    Choke Point: Not Dead Yet
    I'm not the only one who's skeptical about the effect of the FDIC's recent letter that appears to end that agency's participation in Operation Choke Point. Former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac claims (paid subscription required) that if that…
Rank this Week: 193

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Mar 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
  • Mar 1

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor
    Lance Compa and Tequila Brooks have just published NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage (2015). Here's a description from the authors: The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the…
  • Mar 1

    Labor & Employment Roundup

    Labor & Employment Roundup
    I'm well overdue for a labor & employment roundup, so this one is loaded. And somewhat dated at times. Enjoy: Blogger Emeritus Paul Secunda on recent developments on Gov. Walker's attempts to turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state. It…
Rank this Week: 204

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
  • Mar 1

    Law and Media Round Up – 2 March 2015

    Law and Media Round Up – 2 March 2015
    The first civil phone hacking trial will begin before Mr Justice Mann on 2 March 2015 with a time estimate of 10 days.  We had a Case Preview yesterday but so far the case has attracted little attention from the press. The Sun Four trial…
  • Feb 28

    Case Preview: Various Claimants v MGN Ltd, Mirror phone hacking trial to begin on Monday, 2 March 2015

    Case Preview: Various Claimants v MGN Ltd, Mirror phone hacking trial to begin on Monday, 2 March 2015
    On Monday 2 March 2015, the first phone hacking trial will finally begin, nearly 4 years after a “phone hacking managing judge” was first appointed .  In Court 15 of the Rolls Building the current managing judge Mr Justice…
  • Feb 28

    Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs – Steven Barnett

    Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs – Steven Barnett
    With the BBC’s Charter due to expire at the end of next year, and the coalition reluctant to start the consultation ball rolling so close to May’s general election, it was entirely appropriate that the Culture, Media and Sport…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Claim

    ERISA Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys handling ERISA claims need to read this case from the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is styled, Killen v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. Killen worked for Covenant from 2002 until March 2009,…
  • Feb 28

    Proof Of Loss - Must Be Timely Submitted

    Proof Of Loss - Must Be Timely Submitted
    Mansfield insurance lawyers will tell their clients that a proof of loss must be submitted in a timely manner for losses. A 2015, US Southern District, Galveston Division opinion re-interates this point. The style of the case is, Fennelly…
  • Feb 26

    Suing Insurance Agent

    Suing Insurance Agent
    Insurance lawyers in the Dallas and Fort Worth area will tell you that being in a position to be able to sue an insurance agent who has committed acts costing their clients money are sometimes easy targets. Not only are...
Rank this Week: 224

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 28

    Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Killed Over Evidence Linking Russia To Ukraine Conflict

    Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Killed Over Evidence Linking Russia To Ukraine Conflict
    "He said he would reveal persuasive evidence of the involvement of Russian armed forces in Ukraine. Someone was very afraid of this ... They killed him," Poroshenko said in televised comments during a visit to the city of Vinnytsia. via...
  • Feb 28

    The XX Committee | Russia

    The XX Committee | Russia
    Besides, Russia’s return to atavism is more disturbing to Westerners than any ISIS madness. At a deep, if unstated level, Muslims acting like barbarians has been part of our script for so long that it fails to stir our fears...
  • Feb 28

    Hope dies last

    Hope dies last
    As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, with the Russian military and its “rebel” minions never having honored the Minsk-brokered “ceasefire” for even an hour, something like low-grade panic is setting in…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Feb 28

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring
    Unusual for me, but I did a guilty plea case this week. Going in to the case and throughout the case the client was accused of a lot of offenses, some of which were a course of conduct over a period of time.  Not unusual, right, so we…
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
  • Feb 22

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition
    The version of the facts contained in the majority opinion is far more convincing than are the facts contained in the record of trial. It is not unusual for an appellate opinion to be selective in reciting the facts of a case relevant to the…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Feb 28

    2015.43: Don’t Worry, Be Happy …

    2015.43: Don’t Worry, Be Happy …
    … I’ve got your back. (Eat your heart out, Reposa.) Copyright © 2013 Houston criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett. This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches…
  • Feb 28

    2015.42: Harris County Welcomes Dallas Prosecutor

    2015.42: Harris County Welcomes Dallas Prosecutor
    What do you do if you’re a District Attorney running an office that is under fire for prosecutorial misconduct and in the middle of a hearing (in which current and former prosecutors contradicted each other, themselves, and the…
  • Feb 26

    2015.41: Citron and Richards on Revenge Porn

    2015.41: Citron and Richards on Revenge Porn
    There are two types of advocates of revenge-porn criminalization: there are those who actually propose and try to defend unconstitutional statutes, and those who dispense with First Amendment objections with a wave of a hand, but don’t…
Rank this Week: 304

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    3 mistakes people make in divorce and how to avoid them

    3 mistakes people make in divorce and how to avoid them
    You’ve all heard horror stories about divorces. That’s because horrors happen in divorce everyday in every county to men and women of all socioeconomic levels. Billion dollar divorce dilemmas explode and run wildly for years. No…
  • Feb 27

    Is a gift or an inheritance separate property in California?

    Is a gift or an inheritance separate property in California?
    California is a community property state. That doesn’t mean what some people believe. Separate property doesn’t cease to exist or magically become community property when a person gets married. There is a presumption that assets…
  • Dec 24

    The top reason for selling your house in divorce

    The top reason for selling your house in divorce
    One of the most difficult decisions to make in divorce is to sell the house. It’s easy to be emotionally attached or worried about leaving the school district. If you sell you may be priced out of the market, unable to buy or rent a new…
Rank this Week: 199

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Snow, Ice on Roofs Lead to Massachusetts Worker Injuries, Death

    Snow, Ice on Roofs Lead to Massachusetts Worker Injuries, Death
    In the last few weeks, over 100 inches of snow have fallen on parts of Massachusetts. This has led to massive efforts to clear snow and ice off roofs and roads. The snow clearings have placed numerous workers and homeowners in high-risk…
  • Feb 25

    Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA

    Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA
    A 17-year-old student, part of a work crew shoveling snow off of a department store roof, was injured after falling through a skylight. Officials say the teen was helping to remove snow at Frugal Fannie’s clothing store in Westwood…
  • Feb 20

    Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

    Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation
    According to a court ruling, an undocumented Mexican worker who gave his employer false identification is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained on the job. Mario Arellano, who gave a fake Social Security…
Rank this Week: 268

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    My child was injured by a dog, should I hire a lawyer?

    My child was injured by a dog, should I hire a lawyer?
    If your child has been injured by a dog, you might be facing medical bills plus the aftermath of the attack including scarring, disfigurement and psychological trauma. Often, the dog that bit your child might be owned by a neighbor, a friend…
  • Feb 25

    Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney

    Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney
    There are probably not many times in your life when you need to hire an attorney. But sometimes, usually in a time of personal crises due to an accident or an injury, you may find yourself in the need of legal representation. Hiring an…
  • Feb 11

    Duvall man killed in head-on collision near Monroe

    Duvall man killed in head-on collision near Monroe
    Jeff Lucas, 56, of Duvall was killed on February 10th in a head-on collision near Monroe. According to a report in the Everett Herald, Lucas was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 2 between Snohomish and Monroe when his Jaguar was struck…
Rank this Week: 169

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
Rank this Week: 185

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
    First posted on September 30, 2005. The Powerline blog, appropriately, undertakes the definitive (if only preliminary) deconstruction and rebuttal of journalistic fraud Mary Mapes’s new revisionist history on the topic of last…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer
    First posted on February 4, 2011. Or, perhaps, the companies that hire them.  Let’s see if we can find all seven in this highly effective – certainly highly earnest! — item from Mark Malek at the Tactical IP…
  • Feb 26

    The statute that keeps on giving

    The statute that keeps on giving
    I am grateful for a break in the Section 2(a) action long enough that I could sneak in some blogging about another topic this week.  Apropos that post’s nostalgic subject, it even generated some…
Rank this Week: 307

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 27

    We Must Honor the Legacy of Selma Foot Soldiers by Repairing What They Fought For

    We Must Honor the Legacy of Selma Foot Soldiers by Repairing What They Fought For
    In an important moment of bipartisanship, Congress unanimously passed a bill this month that honors the thousands of people who marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’…
  • Feb 27

    ‘Perfect Surveillance,’ Says Edward Snowden, Could Have Snuffed Out the LGBT Movement. He’s Right.

    ‘Perfect Surveillance,’ Says Edward Snowden, Could Have Snuffed Out the LGBT Movement. He’s Right.
    Edward Snowden recently pointed out how the victories of the LGBT movement in this country might never have happened if the government had the ability to conduct “perfect surveillance.” For decades, LGBT people had to fight…
  • Feb 27

    From Edie to Jim – Love at the Supreme Court

    From Edie to Jim – Love at the Supreme Court
    “You did it, honey.” That is what Edie Windsor imagined her late spouse, Thea Spyer, would have said after their love story brought down the core of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Edie and Thea…
Rank this Week: 279

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 190

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out
    What does it mean that your typical Republican does not believe in global warming or evolution, but does believe that Christianity should be established as this country's national religion?  According to a recent Public Policy…
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
  • Feb 18

    Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal
    As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 183

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Rock Bottom

    Rock Bottom
    At a hearing earlier this week, I mentioned to the judge how a police officer unfairly targeted my client. It seemed to me that the cop was clearly out to get him. The judge laughed, “he’s a motor; of course he’s out to…
  • Feb 24

    Prosecutorial DV Psychosi

    Prosecutorial DV Psychosi
    Negotiating with prosecutors in domestic violence cases can be impossible, as the mere filing of such a case somehow instantly cements in their minds the roles each person involved the case must play. Fairly often, no amount of rational…
  • Feb 16

    Let This Be A Lesson

    Let This Be A Lesson
    If you read it carefully, the recent opinion from the Arizona Court of Appeals in State v. Woods can tell you a lot about how criminal appeals work in Arizona. In it, the trial court judge did something very unusual and suppressed evidence…
Rank this Week: 256

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 27

    Will Class Actions Go Up in Flames?

    Will Class Actions Go Up in Flames?
    I’m guessing if you made a list of the biggest flim flam artists of all time, the tobacco industry would be right at the top. In 2006, “a federal district court determined that tobacco companies ‘knew there was a…
  • Feb 24

    Cuomo Tries to Whack Patient Safety

    Cuomo Tries to Whack Patient Safety
    In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a now famous study finding up to 98,000 deaths in hospitals each year due to medical negligence. The statistics are now much worse. (See our coverage here, for...
  • Feb 16

    Colorado’s Manufactured Condo Lawsuit Crisi

    Colorado’s Manufactured Condo Lawsuit Crisi
    As the national housing market started to recover in the last couple years, there have been a slew of articles with headlines like this September 2014 Washington Post story: “Housing recovery missing key group: young first-time buyers."…
Rank this Week: 211

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Feb 27

    Quirky Question #255, Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Become Eligible for Employment Authorization

    Quirky Question #255, Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Become Eligible for Employment Authorization
    Question:  Can dependent spouses of H-1B workers get permission to work in the United States? Answer: By Saiko McIvor and Ieva Aubin The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) amended the regulations to allow certain H-4…
  • Feb 24

    Quirky Question #254, Foreign currency fluctuations and expat employee

    Quirky Question #254, Foreign currency fluctuations and expat employee
    Question: I am an HR manager working for a US company that sends employees on long term assignment abroad.   One of our senior assignees recently rang me to say how worried he is about Greek politics and the potential effect on the…
  • Feb 18

    Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?

    Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?
    Question: I read with interest the answer to Quirky Question #248 about mandatory arbitration. You mentioned one of the benefits of arbitration being that is more private than a dispute in court, which is certainly a consideration for our…
Rank this Week: 202

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Georgia car accident and medical malpractice news. By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Georgia Aims to Tighten Elder Abuse Laws to Provide More Protection for Nursing Home Resident

    Georgia Aims to Tighten Elder Abuse Laws to Provide More Protection for Nursing Home Resident
    Nursing home abuse is on the rise in Georgia.  As AJC.com reports, the Georgia Counsel on Aging indicates that there has been a 65 percent increase in reported nursing home abuse between 2008 and 2012.  The problem is likely to only…
  • Feb 13

    New Law Could Radically Change Georgia Malpractice Claim

    New Law Could Radically Change Georgia Malpractice Claim
    Medical malpractice has long been a hot-button issue as reformers routinely argue that limiting patient’s rights is one of the best ways to reduce healthcare costs. Tort reform advocates claim that the significant risk of lawsuits…
  • Jan 30

    Poorly Maintained Trucks Result in Atlanta Personal Injurie

    Poorly Maintained Trucks Result in Atlanta Personal Injurie
    Efforts to prevent truck collision often center around controlling the behavior of truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has imposed numerous requirements for licensing of truckers and has imposed strict…
Rank this Week: 189

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 237

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 26

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit
    I have been following this protracted saga for some time and there is another chapter now being written.  The law firm of Skadden Arps is being sued in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action by lawyers claiming they were not doing…
  • Feb 26

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation
    On Friday, February 20, 2015, a federal judge issued an unusual order in Fujiwara, et al. v. Sushi Yasuda, LTD, et al, 12-cv-8742(WHP) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2015).  After receiving an anonymous letter in an FLSA lawsuit, United States…
  • Feb 24

    When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations?

    When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations?
    A little known aspect of the FLSA is the need for an employer to include non-discretionary bonuses when calculating the regular rate for purposes of overtime calculation.  In a collective action, the employees of Publix Super Markets…
Rank this Week: 253

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Feb 26

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 270

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Feb 26

    Law School Action Comics #11

    Law School Action Comics #11
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Feb 25

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support January 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, New York Raising the Bar As law schools react to a changing bar exam landscape, many schools have adapted new and different programming to meet...
  • Feb 24

    Director of Bar Success at UMa

    Director of Bar Success at UMa
    UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH POSITION DESCRIPTION OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Director of Bar Success DIVISION: Academic and Student Affairs DEPARTMENT: School of Law FLSA STATUS: Exempt REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning Methods…
Rank this Week: 220

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
Rank this Week: 206

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Feb 26

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney
    Two things guaranteed in life- Death and Taxes The dreaded day of April 15th is quickly approaching. Remember that you MUST file your return or request an extension to file by October 15th on this day to avoid penalties. It is important to…
  • Feb 26

    The Overcriminalization of Michigan

    The Overcriminalization of Michigan
    Michigan Severely Over-Legislated Commit any crimes today? After you read this, you may be less sure of your answer. A report was recently published, “Overcriminalization in the Wolverine State,” outlining how out of control our…
  • Jan 27

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney
    Our experienced family law attorneys can help you work through your divorce. If you are a single parent of minor children you may be wondering what payments you could be required to make or could receive to provide for your children. Payments…
Rank this Week: 188

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 260

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation
    The Death with Dignity bill has goals that are certainly worthy of consideration. At the same time, a number of medical organizations and advocates argue that we may need to think deeply about how assisted-suicide legislation in California…
  • Feb 18

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect
    Thirty million dollars and 260 new positions are coming to the California Department of Health to assist in the Licensing and Certification Division. Will this help with California's huge backlog of nursing home complaints? Learn more from…
  • Feb 11

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death

    California Facilities Fined for Resident Death
    Two Los Angeles County nursing homes received AA citations and $75,000 fines for deaths of residents in December 2014. Learn more on the California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog.
Rank this Week: 170

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 246

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 209

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Feb 25

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition
    Can you send a subpoena duces tecum -- which translated from Latin is "a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence " --  without coupling it with a deposition? Maybe that question has never…
  • Feb 12

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act
    Last week's decision in Atkinson v. Lackey, 2015 NCBC 13 doesn't tell you everything you wanted to know about the North Carolina Securities Act (the "NCSA"), but it comes pretty close. The lawsuit was brought by three individuals who had made…
  • Feb 11

    An Answer To A Million Dollar Question About Designating Cases To The NC Business Court

    An Answer To A Million Dollar Question About Designating Cases To The NC Business Court
    This past Friday, I went to a seminar put on by the Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association in an almost successful effort to finish getting my required CLE hours for 2014.  This seminar…
Rank this Week: 182