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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Mar 22

    Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid

    Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid
    The following is a reproduced statement as to the critical need to save Medicaid from Trumpcare. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) jeopardizes healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable children: students with disabilities and…
  • Mar 22

    Endrew F. Decision: 8-0 Decision for Parent

    Endrew F. Decision: 8-0 Decision for Parent
    The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a huge victory for parents in resetting the Rowley standard for the first time in more than 30 years. See decision--http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/endrew-f-v-douglas-county-school-district/. The…
  • Feb 23

    Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS--Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting

    Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS--Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting
    The U.S. Department of Education in January 2017, just released a very comprehensive guide to transition services. Download Postsecondary-transition-guide-2017-3. Transition planning is one of the most vital functions of having an IEP for all…
Rank this Week: 297

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Mar 22

    Celebrating Women of Innovation

    Celebrating Women of Innovation
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily…
  • Mar 13

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld Recently, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the USPTO, announced the 2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. These visionary inventors each patented…
  • Jan 12

    More new ways to explore patent data

    More new ways to explore patent data
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased…
Rank this Week: 209

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Consent Order Violation

    FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Consent Order Violation
    On March 17, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Upromise, Inc., agreed to pay 500,000 dollars to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a 2012 consent order that required Upromise to provide notice to consumers…
  • Mar 21

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay 1.6 million dollars as part of a proposed settlement to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit card data of approximately…
  • Mar 17

    CNIL Publishes Six Step Methodology and Tools to Prepare for GDPR

    CNIL Publishes Six Step Methodology and Tools to Prepare for GDPR
    On March 15, 2017, the French data protection authority published a six step methodology and tools for businesses to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation that will become applicable on May 25, 2018. The six steps are outlined…
Rank this Week: 154

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Mar 22

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy
    Bitcoin has found success as a decentralized digital currency, but it is only one step toward decentralized digital commerce. Indeed, creating decentralized marketplaces and mechanisms is a nascent and active area of research. In a new paper,…
  • Mar 8

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device
    We’re hearing an increasing amount about security flaws in “Internet of Things” devices, such as a “messaging” teddy bear with poor security or perhaps Samsung televisions being hackable to become snooping…
  • Feb 28

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption
    I wrote yesterday about reports that people in the White House are using encrypted communication apps more often, and why that might be. Today I want to follow up by talking about how the politics of encryption might affect government…
Rank this Week: 241

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
  • Mar 20

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
  • Mar 17

    4 Tips for Defining Contract Term

    4 Tips for Defining Contract Term
    When drafting a contract, make sure to give attention to the defined terms portion. Defined terms are important because they allow the use of short-form references for names, terms, and concepts that are frequently repeated in an agreement,…
Rank this Week: 182

Texas Injury Lawyer Blog

Texas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas personal injury and wrongful death law. By Earl Drott Law.

http://www.texasinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 230

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 214

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Mar 22

    Today in Legal History: Beer & Wine Revenue Act Signed

    Today in Legal History: Beer & Wine Revenue Act Signed
    The Beer & Wine Revenue Act was signed by Franklin Roosevelt on March 22, 1933.  No fan of prohibition, President Roosevelt signed the Act in order to levy a federal tax on alcoholic beverages to raise federal revenue to get our…
  • Mar 13

    Today in Legal History: Roosevelt Signs Lend-Lease Program

    Today in Legal History: Roosevelt Signs Lend-Lease Program
    The Lend-Lease program was Franklin Roosevelt’s way to circumvent US laws requiring that all sales to foreign governments be made in cash.  Roosevelt strongly believed that the Allied powers needed help.  This program was met…
  • Mar 11

    Today in Legal History: Confederate Constitution Adopted

    Today in Legal History: Confederate Constitution Adopted
    The Confederate Constitution, adopted on March 11, 1861, provides an interesting insight into the political opinions of the South during the antebellum period. While much of the Confederate version is clearly taken straight from the US…
Rank this Week: 151

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 229

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Mar 21

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity
    On April 24, 2017, I'll be presenting with Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director with MCN, at the Minnesota State Bar Association. We will be discussing Nonprofits and Political Activity in These  Political Times. This presentation…
  • Mar 2

    IRS offering Issue Podcast

    IRS offering Issue Podcast
    The IRS is now offering Issue Podcasts! Check out the latest podcast: When are Commercial-Type Activities a Substantial Nonexempt Purpose for an IRC 501(c)(3) Organization? Learn about determining when commercial-type activities further a…
  • Feb 21

    Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017

    Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017
    On March 14, 2017, I'll be discussing Exemption Issues and Small Organizations (or, How to Clean Up Messes), as well as participating as a panelist on Practical and Timely Hints for Working with Nonprofits. The annual Nonprofit Law Conference…
Rank this Week: 392

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 21

    Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search

    Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search
    How do you land an in-house gig when you live far from the company you are pining for? Sonya Som, partner in Major Lindsey & Africa’s Chicago/ Midwest office, gives her always eloquent and practical thoughts:…
  • Mar 21

    What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?

    What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?
    The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how long an attorney should stay in the same in house job: “The most appropriate length of time to stay in a role or in an organization company... The post What is the Ideal Length of Time to…
  • Mar 20

    High-Paying Job Listings Skew Toward Male Applicant

    High-Paying Job Listings Skew Toward Male Applicant
    Interesting data analysis on the language of high-paying job listings and its impact on applicants: “Would you consider yourself a driven, experienced leader eager to get your hands dirty? Then you’re likely a man. Job... The post…
Rank this Week: 239

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 21

    2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!

    2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!
    I am happy to announce that Vicki Szymczak, Library Director & Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, is the 2017 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh…
  • Sep 17

    Making the in-person connection: An AALL review

    Making the in-person connection: An AALL review
    by Mari Cheney After every AALL Annual Meeting, I am struck by how much more productive in­-person networking, learning and meeting is compared to the virtual counterparts. An IRL conversation is more lively than an email exchange or even…
  • Jul 26

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall
    Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an…
Rank this Week: 147

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses?

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses?
    Class actions may be brought for a variety of reasons, from plaintiffs who have been injured by pharmaceutical... Read More The post The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses? appeared first…
  • Mar 21

    Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense

    Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense
    Whether upholding or challenging a seat belt defense, a biomechanical engineer can help evaluate and demonstrate the validity... Read More The post Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense appeared first on The Expert…
  • Mar 14

    Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation

    Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus Dozens of talcum powder lawsuits filed on behalf of women who allegedly... Read More The post Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 303

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Mar 21

    What You Need to Know About the Tax Fraud Surge in Electronic Filing

    What You Need to Know About the Tax Fraud Surge in Electronic Filing
    Taxes have become easier than ever to send in due to TurboTax and similar programs that claim to help first-timers file their returns like seasoned veterans.   But with the ease of electronic filing also comes a very real danger:…
  • Mar 15

    Newsletter Reminds Us That Those Who Do Not Learn From Tax History Are Bound To Repeat Its Mistake

    Newsletter Reminds Us That Those Who Do Not Learn From Tax History Are Bound To Repeat Its Mistake
    A recent newsletter stated that a common business structure for independent broker-dealers suffered a setback in Tax Court when the IRS prevailed. The individual, a broker-dealer held several series licenses to annuities and other financial…
  • Mar 7

    A Primer on Estate and Inheritance Tax for New Jersey

    A Primer on Estate and Inheritance Tax for New Jersey
    When someone dies, the people left behind are often stunned and shocked by the taxes they have to pay. They hear all kinds of scary terms like “estate tax” and “inheritance tax,” and they don’t know what the…
Rank this Week: 181

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack
    Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences via selection of a candidate or party platform. The distance between this “old…
  • Mar 13

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?
    The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those agencies affected by the President’s memorandum. While such a hiring…
  • Mar 6

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion
    In a December post titled “Freedom to Yelp: Congress Curbs ToS Overreach,” we discussed the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, then just awaiting President Obama’s signature to become law. That happened, and the law goes…
Rank this Week: 170

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation
    Of all the things I do in my criminal practice, none is more acutely serious, yet nearly as un-technical or less legalistic than handling probation violations.  There are really 5 things you should know if you’re facing a PV (also…
  • Mar 17

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important
    It has been a while since I’ve addressed how the location of a DUI case directly impacts the way things will turn out, but I find myself explaining this so often that I think it’s about time to look at it again.  This will be…
  • Mar 12

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began looking at ignition interlock violation hearings.  This is a 2-part article, and is 1 of 3 loosely related Michigan driver’s license restoration subjects: The first article examined the standard…
Rank this Week: 123

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Does NY State Senator Felder want more elderly pedestrians dying in car crashes?

    Does NY State Senator Felder want more elderly pedestrians dying in car crashes?
    8 pedestrians died in car crashes on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NYC, between 2009 and 2013 making it the fourth most dangerous street for walking in Brooklyn after Flatbush Avenue, Eastern Parkway, and Utica Avenue. During the same period,…
  • Mar 20

    Patient Identification Error, a Prevalent type Medical Malpractice

    Patient Identification Error, a Prevalent type Medical Malpractice
    Patient identification error may be medical malpractice that can result in serious injury and sometimes death of a patient. This type of medical error can happen at any step of a medical process from lab testing to medication…
  • Mar 18

    Elderly pedestrian killed in NYC truck accident

    Elderly pedestrian killed in NYC truck accident
    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a truck in New York City yesterday afternoon. The 81 year old woman was crossing the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NYC around 3:30 pm. She was in the…
Rank this Week: 129

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 346

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens Are Desperately Applying for Green Cards Because of Trump

    Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens Are Desperately Applying for Green Cards Because of Trump
    Undocumented spouses of United States citizens have been rushing to apply for green cards and provisional waivers due to the threat of deportation under the Trump administration.Filed under: best deportation attorney Tagged: Marriage…
  • Mar 20

    H-1B season about to begin

    H-1B season about to begin
    USCIS announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY2018 cap will be rejected. In preparation for the…
  • Mar 20

    Court Reverses Denial of Asylum to Homosexual Petitioner from Mexico

    Court Reverses Denial of Asylum to Homosexual Petitioner from Mexico
    The en banc Ninth Circuit reversed the BIA’s denial of asylum to a homosexual citizen of Mexico, finding that the petitioner had shown that Mexican officials were unable or unwilling to protect him from harm by private individuals…
Rank this Week: 195

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 391

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
  • Mar 17

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!
    Emma Bassiri, one of Santucci Priore’s favorite clients and CEO of Meowingtons, without a doubt loves cats. So much in fact, she started an online company dedicated to all-things cats, Meowingtons.com. Established in 2014 and based in…
  • Mar 10

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”
    Recently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the term “April Madness” by an online fantasy game.[1] The Defendants are alleged to market and…
Rank this Week: 283

Atlanta Georgia Injury Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Georgia Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Van Johnson Law Firm LLC.

http://www.atlantageorgiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Understanding Wrongful Death

    Understanding Wrongful Death
    In 2016 there were 1,130 traffic fatalities in the state of Georgia, a harrowing statistic, however, no number can come close to encapsulating the immense pain and confusion associated with the sudden loss of a loved one. The shock of…
  • Mar 20

    What Not To Do After An Accident

    What Not To Do After An Accident
    Following an auto accident, you may feel pressured to comply with questions and requests that are made. The aftershock of the collision and the feeling of helplessness that follows can make a person overly compliant. However, it is important…
  • Mar 20

    How To Deal With A Hit-And-Run

    How To Deal With A Hit-And-Run
    Typically, when you think of a hit-and-run accident, you think the worst, a situation where a driver hit a pedestrian and fled the scene. However, Georgia state law provides a far more broad definition of this term. Surprisingly, statistics…
Rank this Week: 289

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 286

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Mar 20

    Why not “drain the swamp” of animal abuse?

    Why not “drain the swamp” of animal abuse?
    President Trump’s preliminary budget proposes major cuts in programs related to foreign aid, poverty relief programs, and the environment, and the budget proposal eliminates entire programs supporting public broadcasting, the arts, and…
  • Feb 15

    Federal law has big impact on animal fighting

    Federal law has big impact on animal fighting
    The original federal law to curb some aspects of animal fighting (adopted in 1976) did not prompt a single prosecution for more than a quarter century, even though dogfighting and cockfighting went on in thousands of dark corners and…
  • Feb 8

    Maryland seeks to close the door on the trade of imperiled wild animal product

    Maryland seeks to close the door on the trade of imperiled wild animal product
    Following the worrying results of an investigation into the sale of wildlife products from imperiled species within its borders, Maryland lawmakers are taking steps to make sure that their state no longer has a hand in this destructive trade.…
Rank this Week: 142

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Liability Limitation for Indiana’s Weekend Warrior

    Liability Limitation for Indiana’s Weekend Warrior
    On February 16, 2017, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding a sports participant’s duty owed to other participants in sports-injury tort cases. Megenity v. Dunn (No. 22D03-1309-CT-1354, decided Feb. 16, 2017). The Court…
  • Mar 15

    Indiana Stormwater Act: Municipalities May Assess Fee on Property Owners Even When Property Does Not Cause Runoff

    Indiana Stormwater Act: Municipalities May Assess Fee on Property Owners Even When Property Does Not Cause Runoff
    On February 15, 2017, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued a published opinion affirming a municipality’s ability to charge a Stormwater Fee to all property owners within the boundaries of the city. Mint Management, LLC v. City of…
  • Mar 14

    Court Rules in Dispute between Duke Energy and Municipality

    Court Rules in Dispute between Duke Energy and Municipality
    The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in a dispute between a public utility and a local municipality that may be of interest to electric utilities.  Duke Energy Indiana filed a lawsuit against the City of Franklin after…
Rank this Week: 120

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Breslin and Blogging

    Breslin and Blogging
    I was reading an obit of the great New York newsman Jimmy Breslin, who died yesterday, and a quote jumped right off the page that I wanted to share. Because it’s about blogging, sort of. His readers and reputation were clearly that of…
  • Mar 16

    Good Doggie, Bad Owner, No Lawsuit

    Good Doggie, Bad Owner, No Lawsuit
    When last we visited New York’s dog law, it was really good for dog owners, but not so good for those that were injured by their negligence. New York, you see, is an outlier to the vast majority of states. While in most states you can…
  • Mar 7

    The Twitter Fail by Trial Lawyer

    The Twitter Fail by Trial Lawyer
    You may think that there is too much ” advertising or marketing by trial lawyers. And in one sense you are right if you think in terms of subway ads, or worse (ads over urinals or at funeral home web sites). But you know what? There is…
Rank this Week: 255

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
  • Mar 16

    Help for 46.2-301 Va Code / Driving Suspended

    Help for 46.2-301 Va Code / Driving Suspended
    Are you worried about jail or losing your license? Let’s look at defenses you may have and how I can help you with a charge under 46.2-301 Va Code. The law – 46.2-301 Va Code Virginia law prohibits driving while your license is…
Rank this Week: 323

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 173

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Radiology Expert Witness Testimony Confirms No Child Abuse

    Radiology Expert Witness Testimony Confirms No Child Abuse
    Radiology Expert Witness and Endocrinology Expert Witness findings help support finding of no child abuse of a child under eighteen years old.
  • Mar 13

    Finance Expert Witness Allowed in Securities Case.

    Finance Expert Witness Allowed in Securities Case.
    Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against defendant arguing that they wrongly inflated their stock and concealed the truth about the condition of the company.  The plaintiffs hired a finance expert witness and the defendant’s…
  • Mar 10

    Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Part

    Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Part
    The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against defendant detective for a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.  The defendant hired a law enforcement expert witness.  The plaintiffs filed a motion to exclude this testimony.…
Rank this Week: 352

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 18

    Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)

    Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)
    I was recently interviewed about my elevator pitch, blogging, and the future of legal tech for the ROSS Intelligence blog by Kathleen Killin (#LegalTechLives with Ron Friedmann, Consultant at Fireman & Company +…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Contract Management

    The Future of Contract Management
    What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of…
  • Feb 8

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I conduct this survey in preparation for a meeting of KM professionals in February. Learning about current KM…
Rank this Week: 266

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 316

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 248

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Mar 17

    President Trump vs. the Pre

    President Trump vs. the Pre
    In recent months, President Trump has been very vocal about his disdain for the press and labeling certain news outlets “fake news.”  In retaliation for contentious press relations, the White House blocked a number of news…
  • Mar 3

    The Trump Administration and U.S. Labor Law

    The Trump Administration and U.S. Labor Law
    The Taft-Hartley Act, written in 1947, is one of the key laws governing labor relations in the United States today. Laws governing the workforce and employers have changed little, while the working world has changed dramatically. So are U.S.…
  • Feb 17

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced that he had selected federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Many praised Trump on his nomination, citing…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Mar 17

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting
    On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments that will require registrants that file certain registration statements and reports subject to the exhibit requirements of Item…
  • Mar 9

    Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Cancellation of Shares Through Merger Deprives Stockholder of Standing in Section 220 Action

    Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Cancellation of Shares Through Merger Deprives Stockholder of Standing in Section 220 Action
    In Weingarten v. Monster Worldwide, Inc., C.A. No. 12931-VCG, 2017 WL 752179 (Del. Ch. Feb. 27, 2017), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Glasscock, V.C.) clarified when a plaintiff has standing to vitiate inspection rights under Delaware…
  • Mar 3

    SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE

    SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE
    SNAP Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public yesterday with a valuation of approximately $33.4 billion. The Company raised $3.4 billion at $17 per share, and is now trading well above the IPO price. While SNAP has reported…
Rank this Week: 366

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Mar 17

    Developments on the OCC’s Initiative for Fintech Companie

    Developments on the OCC’s Initiative for Fintech Companie
    Since Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry announced last December that the OCC will move forward to consider granting special purpose national bank charters to financial technology companies—under the OCC’s existing…
  • Mar 17

    The OCC Fintech Charter: A New Model for Tech-Enabled Financial Services?

    The OCC Fintech Charter: A New Model for Tech-Enabled Financial Services?
    On February 21, DWT Payments team members Andy Lorentz and Tom Scanlon took part in a discussion organized by NYPAY that focused on the prospects of the OCC special purpose fintech charter. The questions discussed included, “Will…
  • Jan 26

    The Latest Survey of UDAAP Activitie

    The Latest Survey of UDAAP Activitie
    Adam Maarec, member of DWT Payments Team, along with John C. Morton, member of Gordon Feinblatt’s Financial Services Practice Group, recently published an updated survey of activities identified by the Dodd-Frank Act as unfair,…
Rank this Week: 282

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 17

    What if I Need to Set Aside a Judgment of Divorce?

    What if I Need to Set Aside a Judgment of Divorce?
    Going through a divorce can be time consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining, among many other things. For this reason and more, many people try to rush the process and enter into an ill advised settlement agreement  on their…
  • Mar 16

    The Violence Against Women Act and Remedies to Undocumented Immigrants Victimized by Domestic Violence

    The Violence Against Women Act and Remedies to Undocumented Immigrants Victimized by Domestic Violence
    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 42 U.S.C. § 13701 et seq., is a United States federal law that was originally passed in 1994 and was reauthorized in 2013 in which the spouses and children and parents of United States…
  • Mar 3

    What Are Some Potential Impacts of Recent Immigration Executive Orders on Family Law?

    What Are Some Potential Impacts of Recent Immigration Executive Orders on Family Law?
    Protests have erupted over some of President Donald Trump’s immigration orders and policies. Candidate Trump and President Trump is correct that he has brought immigration issues to the forefront in American politics. In January, 2017…
Rank this Week: 278

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    What Obligation Does A Texas Property Owner Have to Protect Third Parties From Crime?

    What Obligation Does A Texas Property Owner Have to Protect Third Parties From Crime?
    When a crime occurs on someone else’s property, who is liable for the harm caused by that crime? Of course, the person who committed the act of crime should be held accountable, but does a property owner have any sort of obligation to a…
  • Mar 10

    When is a Texas Oil & Gas Pipeline a Common Carrier Under the Texas Rice I Test?

    When is a Texas Oil & Gas Pipeline a Common Carrier Under the Texas Rice I Test?
    With so many new oil and gas pipelines being constructed presently in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court’s timing for additional guidance on when a pipeline company is a common carrier in the case of Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas L.L.C. v.…
  • Mar 3

    Who Can Challenge a Foreclosure of Texas Real Estate?

    Who Can Challenge a Foreclosure of Texas Real Estate?
    The  Texas Court of Appeals in Texarkana published an interesting decision in the case of  In re Estate of Hardesty, in which they discussed who had standing in Texas to challenge a foreclosure sale of real estate. Background…
Rank this Week: 368

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman has posted his new article "Bellwether Settlements" to SSRN. The abstract is below: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether…
  • Mar 3

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect
    Bruce Kaufman, the senior legal editor at Bloomberg BNA, has written a very informative series of articles examining the prospects that the House, Senate, and President will enact wide-ranging tort and civil justice "reform"…
  • Feb 25

    Publicly Funded Objector

    Publicly Funded Objector
    With House Bill 985 (the "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017), the controversy over current class action practice has escalated. I've been an outspoken critic of the cozy relationships that plaintiffs' lawyers and…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Mar 16

    Court Rejects Post-Closing Adjustment Claim

    Court Rejects Post-Closing Adjustment Claim
    The Court of Chancery recently explained in a post-trial opinion why a post-closing adjustment claim seeking a milestone payment was rejected in light of a careful examination of the meaning of an ambiguous term in the milestone…
  • Mar 14

    Chancery Enforces Key Litigation Rule

    Chancery Enforces Key Litigation Rule
    Why noteworthy: All those who litigate in the Delaware Court of Chancery need to read an important opinion issued yesterday that enforces key litigation rules by way of granting a motion to compel discovery replies. The court, in the case…
  • Mar 13

    Chancery Determines Rightful LLC Manager and Awards Fee

    Chancery Determines Rightful LLC Manager and Awards Fee
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery opinion is notable for its post-trial analysis, based on a summary proceeding, of who the rightful manager of an LLC was. The court also shifted attorneys’ fees based on the bad faith exception.…
Rank this Week: 292

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 16

    Bail, Revisited

    Bail, Revisited
    State v. Bailey, 2017 VT 18By Elizabeth KruskaWilliam Bailey is accused of manslaughter of his buddy, Daniel Hein. The facts, essentially, is that Bailey, Hein, and a couple other friends were out driving around the greater Rutland…
  • Mar 11

    Judge Talk

    Judge Talk
    In re Guardianship of N.P., 2017 VT 14By Elizabeth KruskaThis is a reverse and remand to the Probate Division.Here’s the scoop. The Probate Division has exclusive jurisdiction of guardianships. But, if there is also a pending…
  • Mar 11

    Officer Negligent

    Officer Negligent
    State v. Hayes, 2016 VT 105By Eric FanningOk, so just to be clear at the outset, this case does not involve a cop on trial or under sanctions; I just like the sound of that name.  But it does involve a police officer and, you…
Rank this Week: 164

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie
    Jacksonville Probate: How to Handle Missing Beneficiaries Jacksonville probate attorneys often deal with a beneficiary that is alive, but no one knows this person’s address.  If a beneficiary goes missing or cannot be found, then…
  • Mar 14

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent
    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parents One of the best aspects of Jacksonville estate planning is that every plan can be tailored to a person’s life and specific needs.  In Jacksonville, Estate planning is important for…
  • Mar 3

    Asset Protection Trusts Can Be Effective Prenuptial Agreement

    Asset Protection Trusts Can Be Effective Prenuptial Agreement
    Florida Asset Protection Trusts and Domestic Asset Protection Trusts Can Be Effective Prenuptial Agreements Planning for a divorce is never easy or fun, but divorce is an unfortunate reality in today’s world where almost half of all…
Rank this Week: 380

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 305

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
  • Mar 16

    Germany Considers Fining Social Media Platform’s Failure to Remove Illegal Content

    Germany Considers Fining Social Media Platform’s Failure to Remove Illegal Content
    In the wake of recent public dialogue about whether or not social media plays a role in the outcome of public events, this week, German Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, has proposed a law that would see social media sites face fines of up to 50…
  • Mar 16

    FDA Steps Up Enforcement on Unapproved Dietary Supplement Claim

    FDA Steps Up Enforcement on Unapproved Dietary Supplement Claim
    FDA regulations prohibit making drug claims for dietary supplement products even if such claims are supported by scientific evidence. A recent FDA enforcement action involving dietary supplement products promoted to address high cholesterol,…
  • Mar 16

    FDA Seeks to Redefine what “Healthy” Actually Mean

    FDA Seeks to Redefine what “Healthy” Actually Mean
    What the FDA considers “healthy” remains a major source of contention. The FDA has started a public process to redefine the “healthy” claim on food labeling to update existing food choices which will hopefully bring…
Rank this Week: 326

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Mar 16

    Spring Recess hour

    Spring Recess hour
    Spring Recess starts this weekend, along with a change in Law Library hours.  We’ll be open on the following schedule: SPRING RECESS – MARCH 18-26, 2017 Saturday-Sunday 3/18-3/19:   Closed Monday-Friday 3/20-3/24:  …
  • Mar 15

    Libraries open today, Wednesday, March 15

    Libraries open today, Wednesday, March 15
    All University Libraries will open regular hours today, Wed, 3/15. http://library.buffalo.edu/hours/
  • Mar 13

    Libraries closed Tuesday, March 14

    Libraries closed Tuesday, March 14
    Due to severe weather conditions forecast for the region, all University Libraries — including the Law Library — will be closed on Tuesday, March 14. For more information about campus conditions and closings, visit:…
Rank this Week: 152

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 294