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The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

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

    Answering Questions About Whitney Houston's Millions And Bobbi Kristina's Death

    Answering Questions About Whitney Houston's Millions And Bobbi Kristina's Death
    After a six-month coma, the life of Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, has tragically ended. Just how tragic her short life really was may not be known for some time. But the details that have emerged are nothing short of…
  • Jul 13

    How The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Impacts Estate Planning

    How The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Impacts Estate Planning
    As gay, lesbian, and other proponents of same-sex marriages celebrate the United States Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, millions of Americans will now be eligible for dramatically different legal rights upon the death…
  • Jul 6

    Lessons Learned From The Tom Benson Competency Battle

    Lessons Learned From The Tom Benson Competency Battle
    As owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson, is used to being in control. He worked his way up from humble beginnings, starting as a used-car salesman, to owner of multiple car dealerships, banks, real estate, and a television…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    This is cross-posted from PrawfsBlawg with permission of the author, Heather Whitney (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago). I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having…
  • Jul 29

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
  • Jul 28

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its…
Rank this Week: 286

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

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

    Is it “disparaging” to say “Karma is a bi**h”?

    Is it “disparaging” to say “Karma is a bi**h”?
    Riddle me this: Employee sues her boss for sexual harassment. Case settles for $127,500, and she has to agree to confidentiality and non-disparagement. About nine years later, boss becomes an internet pariah for allegedly poaching a…
  • Jul 31

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.
    Dear Americans with Disabilities Act, How time flies — you’re already 25 years old! I have seen many lovely tributes to you this week, and a couple of my favorites are here and here. I hope you don’t mind one more from…
  • Jul 31

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?
    Well, this should be interesting. As I’ve reported before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a funeral home chain in the Detroit area for terminating Aimee Stephens, a transgendered woman, because she failed to…
Rank this Week: 267

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 147

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

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

    Citing Oral Argument Question

    Citing Oral Argument Question
    I want to raise a question about the citation of statements made by Justices at oral argument.  This never used to happen, in part because such transcripts were either unavailable or imprecise.  In recent years, though, you see…
  • Jul 30

    Three on the Gig Economy

    Three on the Gig Economy
    July has been a big month for public discussion of the gig economy. For those interested in the issue, here are three of my recent pieces: 1) Is Your Digital Boss Cheating You? (part of a collection of “5 Ways to Take Back Tech”)…
  • Jul 30

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15
    There’s a lot going on in law and the humanities these days. Here’s a sampling. First, an opportunity for publication: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press invites the submission of proposals for books, monographs, or essay…
Rank this Week: 331

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 31

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial
    A mini-trial is basically a sophisticated settlement conference. When you have complex questions of mixed law and fact, a mini-trial may be your best way forward. A mini-trial is a voluntary, confidential, and nonbinding procedure consisting…
  • Jul 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
Rank this Week: 243

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jul 31

    James Woods Punches The Muppet

    James Woods Punches The Muppet
    There was an episode of the 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown in which Murphy, played by Candace Bergen, appeared on kid's TV show to soften her image. The show features Muppets; it's a transparent stand-in for Sesame Street. Murphy, true to type,…
  • Jul 30

    L.A. Court Prohibits Center for Medical Progress From Publishing Some Undercover Materials About Abortion

    L.A. Court Prohibits Center for Medical Progress From Publishing Some Undercover Materials About Abortion
    My co-blogger Adam Steinbaugh contributed to the factual and legal research of this post. A group called the Center for Medical Progress ("CMP") has been releasing a series of "undercover" videos as part of a campaign against Planned…
  • Jul 29

    Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family

    Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family
    It's time for the Popehat Signal. I failed last time I lit it in this case, but I'm lighting it again, hoping that the community of civic-minded, speech-cherishing, evil-fighting lawyers will respond. I need your help defending a stroke…
Rank this Week: 334

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 31

    Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse

    Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse
    Marriage can be complicated. Some couples are an open book when it comes to finances, while other couples, or more specifically, one of the spouses is tightlipped when it comes to money, leaving the other spouse in the dark. Does your spouse…
  • Jul 30

    Biggest Divorce Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

    Biggest Divorce Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
    You're vulnerable during a divorce and the stakes are high. From determining child custody, to dividing assets, you have a lot on the line and you don't want to make a mistake that you'll regret. Here are some of the biggest mistakes people…
  • Jul 29

    Divorcing? Don't Lose Your Financial Footing!

    Divorcing? Don't Lose Your Financial Footing!
    When you get a divorce, it changes virtually every aspect of your life, especially your finances. The truth is that the financial decisions you make during this vulnerable time can have long-lasting consequences. These tips can help you end…
Rank this Week: 273

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
  • Jul 30

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?
    It has been a tumultuous year for copyright owners. The old cliche is “if you love something, set it free,” but it seems plenty of third parties are happy to take on that task when it comes to copyrighted content. Now that…
  • Jul 29

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure that allows third parties to bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The letter is filed with the Director of Trademarks and if the Director is…
Rank this Week: 171

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jul 31

    Guest Post: How Green are Green Vehicles? Why Fuel Efficiency Isn’t the Only Factor

    Guest Post: How Green are Green Vehicles? Why Fuel Efficiency Isn’t the Only Factor
    (Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts of general interest.  Today's provocative post is from Jon Wikstrom)In 2013, the Motor Trend Car of the Year award was given to a surprising new company that promised to change the way we…
  • Jul 20

    Guest Post: Pope Francis' “Climate Change Encyclical” Could Change the Game

    Guest Post: Pope Francis' “Climate Change Encyclical” Could Change the Game
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we think would be of interest to readers.  Today's guest post is from Beth Kelly.]When Pope Francis issued his “environmental” encyclical document, entitled "Laudato Si",…
  • Jul 9

    What Has to Happen Before Electric Cars Replace Standard Cars?

    What Has to Happen Before Electric Cars Replace Standard Cars?
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we find interesting.  Today's guest is Jaclyn Lambert]The advances in battery and hybrid vehicle technology over the past two decades have been so amazing that it causes one to…
Rank this Week: 257

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jul 31

    Workplace rudeness: Death of a thousand cuts 

    Workplace rudeness: Death of a thousand cuts 
    It makes sense. If someone is rude to you, you might become grumpy and be rude in response, or rude to those who cross your path in the wake of the mistreatment. You may think of this as a small issue but new research shows us that rude…
  • Jul 29

    70% of evangelicals do not see religion and science as in  conflict

    70% of evangelicals do not see religion and science as in  conflict
    At least those are the findings of the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study which is based on a “nationally representative survey of more than 10,000 Americans”. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement…
  • Jul 27

    Things you always wondered about—probably  not so much

    Things you always wondered about—probably  not so much
    Here again is a collection of tidbits we don’t deem worthy of a complete blog post but which might be of interest or even amusing to you. Social media is how we get our news these days While you may think Twitter is receding in…
Rank this Week: 138

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
Rank this Week: 295

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 31

    The CopyKat's Baked Cake Social

    The CopyKat's Baked Cake Social
    It seems Twitter is removing 'recycled' jokes which have been re-tweeted. First spotted by @PlagiarismBad, The Verge tell us that at least five separate tweets have been deleted by Twitter for copying this joke: "saw someone spill their high…
  • Jul 30

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!
    Sugartown Worldwide LLC, the owner of the trademark Lilly Pulitzer and the distributor of the famous fashion brand, is suing Old Navy and its parent company Gap, claiming that the retailer infringed its copyright when it sold several models…
  • Jul 30

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub
    Waiting for the Champagne ...Once upon a time, launches involved ships and smashing bottles of Champagne against their sides as they slid gracefully into the water. Launches nowadays seem to involve mainly websites and online services; the…
Rank this Week: 275

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jul 31

    Andrew Johnson: The most-criticized president ever?

    Andrew Johnson: The most-criticized president ever?
    Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Andrew Johnson, perhaps the most-criticized president in American history. But was Johnson really that bad a president, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?
  • Jul 31

    In Congress, competing bills promote LGBT rights and religious liberty

    In Congress, competing bills promote LGBT rights and religious liberty
    The two proposals represent the first wave of efforts to grapple with the challenges of a post-Obergefell world.
  • Jul 30

    Podcast: Is the Iran nuclear deal constitutional?

    Podcast: Is the Iran nuclear deal constitutional?
    BakerHostetler's David Rivkin and Hofstra University's Julian Ku join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and the constitutional questions about its passage and enforcement.
Rank this Week: 148

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    CalPERS And Pay Equity

    CalPERS And Pay Equity
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has given notice of its intent to adopt final pay ratio disclosure rules at its meeting next week.  In applauding the SEC’s proposed rules, the California Public Employees’ Retirement…
  • Jul 30

    Senate Appropriations Committee Is Next Stop For California Finders Bill

    Senate Appropriations Committee Is Next Stop For California Finders Bill
    AB 667 (Wagner) continues to wend its way through the California legislature.  The bill, which was sponsored by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, defines a finder as a natural person who,…
  • Jul 29

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense
    Yesterday, Broc Romanek published several posts regarding crowdfunding.  Meanwhile here in California, crowd funding has stalled in the legislature.  AB 722 (Perea) passed unanimously out the Assembly Committee on Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 347

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
  • Jul 31

    A FOIL request and redaction.

    A FOIL request and redaction.
    Practice point:  Petitioner requested documents from the New York City Fire Department, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.  The Fire Department provided copies of the documents, but with numerous items of information…
  • Jul 30

    The whistleblower statute and the underlying claims that gave rise to the complaint.

    The whistleblower statute and the underlying claims that gave rise to the complaint.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division was asked to decide the extent to which bringing an action under New York's whistleblower statute, codified at Labor Law § 740, bars the maintenance of other claims to redress the wrongful…
  • Jul 29

    A settlement is approved nunc pro tunc.

    A settlement is approved nunc pro tunc.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the Court of Claims' denial of claimant's motion for an order approving the settlement of a claim nunc pro tunc under Workers' Compensation Law § 29(5).The Appellate Division…
Rank this Week: 242

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    The diverse world of family law

    The diverse world of family law
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog covered a range of topics, illustrating the diverse world of family law:Transparency: Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted - As demonstrated by the…
  • Jul 30

    Re D: Relieving the child from the maelstrom of his parents' destructive relationship

    Re D: Relieving the child from the maelstrom of his parents' destructive relationship
    Lady Justice KingA brief note upon Re D (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 829, a father's appeal against an order refusing him contact with his six year old son ('OD').The facts: The parents lived together between January 2007 and April 2009,…
  • Jul 29

    Actuaries - Buy One, Get One For Free

    Actuaries - Buy One, Get One For Free
    Expert pension sharing and offsetting reports are not inexpensive which makes choosing the expert an important part of the instruction process.Lawyers, mediators and clients are sometimes surprised to learn that the provision of pension…
Rank this Week: 178

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Jul 30

    James Woods demanda a usuario de redes sociales por difamación

    James Woods demanda a usuario de redes sociales por difamación
    En las redes sociales, especialmente Twitter, existen un tipo de usuarios que se dedican a agredir e insultar, pero James Woods, protagonista de la serie de abogados Shark, ha decidido no tolerarlo y presentó una demanda por…
  • Jul 30

    Rusia se opone a investigación sobre la caída de avión en Ucrania

    Rusia se opone a investigación sobre la caída de avión en Ucrania
    La federación de Rusia ha vetado en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU la creación de un tribunal internacional para investigar y juzgar el caso del vuelo MH17 de Malasia Airlines derribado hace un año en Ucrania. El…
  • Jul 30

    Deposita México ratificación de protocolo de Marrakech

    Deposita México ratificación de protocolo de Marrakech
    El embajador Jorge Lomónaco, representante permanente del Gobierno de México ante los Organismos Internacionales con Sede en Ginebra, Suiza, depositó este miércoles el instrumento de ratificación del Tratado…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Jul 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
  • Jul 30

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap
    Here’s a quick summary (more than a soundbite, less than a brief) of the status of the remains of Texas’s online-solicitation-of-a-minor statute. The statute forbids adults soliciting people whom they believe are minors to have…
  • Jul 18

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex
    From Texas Penal Code Section 43.021, effective September 1: (a) A person commits an offense if, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly: (1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or (2) ……
Rank this Week: 264

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year
    How would you like to marry a billionaire’s daughter? James Casbolt from Cornwall, England made an internet connection in 2009 with Haley Meijer, daughter of American billionaire, Hank Meijer, owner and CEO of a retail conglomerate with…
  • Jul 29

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy
    In a divorce tragedy akin to Shakespeare’s “MacBeth”, Delaware mother Christine Belford, age 39, was murdered by her father-in-law in February 2013 after years of litigation involving child abduction, allegations of mental…
  • Jul 24

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live
    Another American judge has made an order regulating a litigant’s sex life. In the most recent case a court in Kansas sentenced a career criminal to a lengthy prison term for being a felon in possession of a weapon and also imposed a…
Rank this Week: 133

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jul 30

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim
    As expected, Russia used its Security Council veto to prevent the U.N. from creating a tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17. The Chicago Convention and its annexes include…
  • Jul 29

    Will Drones Require New Classes of Airspace?

    Will Drones Require New Classes of Airspace?
    Among the many restrictions small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators face, one of the least controversial is the limitation on operations above 400 feet of altitude. Similar altitude caps are common throughout the world, even in…
  • Jul 20

    Thai DCA Must Staff Up to Avoid FAA Downgrade

    Thai DCA Must Staff Up to Avoid FAA Downgrade
    Officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration completed an initial assessment of the Thai civil aviation sector last week and reportedly identified a number of problems in need of correction for the country to maintain its Category…
Rank this Week: 282

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 143

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Jul 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    July 2015 Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue includes:…
  • Jul 24

    Digital (Im)permanence and the FCC’s Online Public File

    Digital (Im)permanence and the FCC’s Online Public File
    We’ve all heard the warning: once you put something on the Internet, it will be there forever.  But an Oregon TV station learned the hard way that records in the FCC’s online public inspection file are easier to delete than…
  • Jul 10

    Everything You’ve Been Told About Paying Interns May Now Be Wrong

    Everything You’ve Been Told About Paying Interns May Now Be Wrong
    Interns are a perennial part of the media landscape, and you have probably heard a lot over the last few years on the subject of unpaid interns. Specifically, that unless they qualify as genuine interns under a six-part Department of Labor…
Rank this Week: 298

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Jul 30

    How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?

    How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?
    There is no single or simple answer to this important question. NALP today released its "Selected Findings from the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2014." The good news: the employment rate for graduates rose over 2...
  • Jul 23

    Fall course prep time is approaching soon.…

    Fall course prep time is approaching soon. If anyone is interested in edited versions of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. or Young v. United Postal Service, I have posted them here:…
  • Jul 15

    Monroe Freedman on Atticus Finch

    Monroe Freedman on Atticus Finch
    With the controversy surrounding Go Set a Watchman, I thought of my late colleague Monroe Freedman, who critiqued Atticus Finch long before the new Harper Lee book was published. Monroe, who passed away this past year, was brilliant and…
Rank this Week: 180

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book

    Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book
    Thank you to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for inviting me for the AILA Interview of the Month (AIM). I am honored and grateful. I should have been a little clearer about what a Startup Visa is in the inteview,…
  • Jul 28

    Tahmina Speaks About Startup Visa Issues at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina Speaks About Startup Visa Issues at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    It was such an incredible honor and privilege to be invited to speak at the Bitspiration Festival in Warsaw, Poland.  Held 22-23 June 2015, the event was attended by a long list of who’s who in the Startup Community from around the…
  • Jul 28

    Tahmina speaks about Startup Visas at SXSW-V2V

    Tahmina speaks about Startup Visas at SXSW-V2V
    I had the distinct honor and privilege of speaking on a panel at South By South West Las Vegas (SXSWV2V) last week. Following our panel on Startup Visas at SXSW Austin, TX,  our SXSW V2V panel was about regulatory obstacles that startups…
Rank this Week: 322

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
  • Jul 29

    Rappers and the First Amendment

    Rappers and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana. Police and Hammond's mayor may have feared craze-y-ness should Chief…
  • Jul 29

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet
    Alexander Peukert, Goether University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published Copyright and the Two Cultures of Online Communication in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, 3d ed. 365-393 (Paul…
Rank this Week: 287

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Jul 30

    The SCC Monitor (30/07/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (30/07/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Kate Findlay Following our last post, the Supreme Court has released its decision in Strickland v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 37. The Court’s decision…
  • Jul 28

    More Than One Way To Skin A Privacy Breach: The Ontario Court of Appeal ‘s Decision in Hopkins v. Kay

    More Than One Way To Skin A Privacy Breach: The Ontario Court of Appeal ‘s Decision in Hopkins v. Kay
    By Justin Nasseri Background Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Hopkins v. Kay, 2015 ONCA 112, in which it held that the mere existence of a legislative scheme to address privacy-related breaches of…
  • Jul 16

    Liability for Opinions: Omnicare’s Lessons for Canadian Securities Lawyer

    Liability for Opinions: Omnicare’s Lessons for Canadian Securities Lawyer
    By Mira Novek When might a wrong opinion give rise to prospectus misrepresentation? The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed this question in its much-anticipated decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry…
Rank this Week: 189

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

Covers decisions and developments in federal and state taxation. By Asbury Law Firm.

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Jul 30

    Georgia DOR Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples Filing in Georgia

    Georgia DOR Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples Filing in Georgia
    On July 14, 2015, the Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) released tax return filing guidance guidance for same-sex couples in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015)…
  • Jul 27

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute
    It’s really hard to not take the opportunity to blog about the world’s greatest superhero franchise. Despite the tag line, this case might be better described as Avengers Disassemble, because that’s what Marvel wanted to do…
  • Jul 22

    Timing is Everything in Easement Donations, or Is It?

    Timing is Everything in Easement Donations, or Is It?
    “There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” William Shakespeare Shakespeare understood the importance of timing to success. Apparently, the Tax Court holds a similar view when it…
Rank this Week: 335

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    How divorce affects retirement planning

    How divorce affects retirement planning
    Older people are getting divorced more frequently than ever before. Divorce can be a significant roadblock for retirement planning and financial security. Although divorcing earlier in life can have a minimal impact on retirement, divorcing…
  • Jul 29

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
    Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare…
  • Jul 27

    How to appeal a Medicare denial

    How to appeal a Medicare denial
    If you were denied coverage or payment by Medicare, you have the option of filing an appeal. The denial must be from Medicare, your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or your Medicare health plan. It is within your right to file an appeal if you…
Rank this Week: 204

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Just a Simple Human Act

    Just a Simple Human Act
    This is Leroy Smith.Thoughtful, composed.This is Leroy Smith, too.Therein lies a tale.Smith is the Director of South Carolina's Department of Public Safety.  He was working the state capital that day, along with bunches of his officers.…
  • Jul 27

    Against My Better Hope

    Against My Better Hope
    I was talking with another lawyer about an appeal someone might be filing.  He thought it surprising that instead of rooting for a defense win, the criminal defense bar might actually be hoping that the prosecutor prevailed.  On the…
  • Jul 27

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED
    Over at Fault Lines today, I expect them to put up a post of mine (I don't do the actual posting there) about the federal prosecution of Dylan Roof for the hate crime of killing people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…
Rank this Week: 323

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 222

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    ENFORCING WISCONSIN CHILD PLACEMENT (CUSTODY) ORDERS WHEN THE CHILD REFUSES TO FOLLOW THE ORDER

    ENFORCING WISCONSIN CHILD PLACEMENT (CUSTODY) ORDERS WHEN THE CHILD REFUSES TO FOLLOW THE ORDER
    A Michigan divorce case has garnered a great deal of press in recent weeks. A family court judge, utterly frustrated by the children's refusal to spend time with their father, ordered the children to spend their summer - and perhaps longer -…
  • Jul 1

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN
    The attorneys and staff at Wessel, Lehker, & Fumelle add our voices to the joyful choir welcoming the United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right which…
  • Jun 24

    VENUE IN WISCONSIN: POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS REGARDING CHILD CUSTODY AND PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT, AND MAINTENANCE

    VENUE IN WISCONSIN: POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS REGARDING CHILD CUSTODY AND PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT, AND MAINTENANCE
    Venue and motions to change venue in Wisconsin courts are governed by the statutes found at Wis. Stats. § 801.50 through § 801.64. Those statutes apply to family law cases through §767.201 and the related residency requirements…
Rank this Week: 258

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 203

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 29

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State
    A federal judge issued an order in the Flores case that should go a long way to ending the government’s practice of detaining children and their mothers in unlicensed, secure facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. Since the summer of…
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
  • Jul 26

    Trade & Development

    Trade & Development
    President Obama’s current trip to East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the recent extension of the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) are an opportunity to ponder the tenuous link that, without sound domestic policies, exists…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Jul 29

    House Veterinarians and Bipartisan Lawmakers Team Up to Make Soring a Thing of the PAST

    House Veterinarians and Bipartisan Lawmakers Team Up to Make Soring a Thing of the PAST
    Good news for horses: a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of Congress, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, joined together as original cosponsors of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act introduced last night in the…
  • Jul 28

    Anti-Cruelty Bill Gathers Steam, to Protect Animals and People

    Anti-Cruelty Bill Gathers Steam, to Protect Animals and People
    It’s well established that malicious animal cruelty indicates a broader social pathology and lack of empathy, and the perpetrators often are indiscriminate in choosing victims – one day it’s a dog or a horse, another day…
  • Jul 24

    How Safe Are You From an Escaped Pet Lion?

    How Safe Are You From an Escaped Pet Lion?
    If you live in one of five states with no laws preventing the private possession of dangerous wild animals, there’s no telling what kind of safety threats are looming in your own neighborhood. Dozens of Milwaukee residents reported…
Rank this Week: 200

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury…

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

Covers truck accidents and legal issues affecting trucking law in Virginia and beyond. By the Cooper Hurley Law Firm.

http://www.virginia-truck-accident-attorney-help.com/
Rank this Week: 297

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Reverse Mortgages: What You Need to Know

    Reverse Mortgages: What You Need to Know
    The TV is full of upbeat ads pitching reverse mortgages as an easy, cost–free way to generate income.  What many ads don’t say, is that reverse mortgages come with risk, including the risk of foreclosure. A reverse mortgage…
  • May 28

    FIFA Officials Indicted for Racketeering and Fraud

    FIFA Officials Indicted for Racketeering and Fraud
    The Department of Justice announced that high-ranking officials of the governing body for soccer worldwide – referred to as “football” outside of the United States – the Fédération Internationale de…
  • May 12

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), it has filed suit against a Texas retirement planning firm and its principals in connection with their practices in the sales of life settlement investments.  The…
Rank this Week: 253

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Michigan Supreme Court Decides Medical Marijuana Case

    Michigan Supreme Court Decides Medical Marijuana Case
    Unlike the United States Supreme Court, our Michigan Supreme Court stays focused and working through the summer. Accordingly, yesterday it released decisions in the remaining two cases from the trio of medical marijuana cases arising here in…
  • Jul 14

    Defense Lawyer Atticus Finch Turns Racist in Old Age

    Defense Lawyer Atticus Finch Turns Racist in Old Age
    For the defense: Atticus FinchGeeze, say it ain't so. The beloved protagonist of Harper Lee's 1960 Southern gothic novel To Kill a Mockingbird exhibits racist tendencies in Lee's recently published sequel, Go Set a Watchman.The plot of…
  • Jul 10

    Marriage Equality a Fundamental Constitutional Right

    Marriage Equality a Fundamental Constitutional Right
    SCOTUS Justices Roberts & KennedyJust prior to the Fourth of July holiday, on one of the last days of its term, the SCOTUS announced the split-decision in Obergefell v Hodges, a case from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, our appellate…
Rank this Week: 155

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.
    It may sound harsh to some, but if those people protesting about income inequality, would put their mind, body and soul into learning what needs to be learned to get a job in the tech world, they would discover first hand how America was…
  • Jul 17

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.
    Before you renovate, look at new FEMA rules Hoboken homeowners and home buyers face new challenges when considering extensive renovations because of recent changes in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations. FEMA now forces…
  • Jul 17

    Your next boss could be you

    Your next boss could be you
    Few things symbolize the American dream like owning a business. But delving into the world of entrepreneurship can be scary and tricky without the right planning and advice. There are nearly 28 million small businesses – those with…
Rank this Week: 319

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    We Gettin’ Money, Bank Roll, Supersized: Digesting the 7th Circuit’s Data Breach Ruling

    We Gettin’ Money, Bank Roll, Supersized: Digesting the 7th Circuit’s Data Breach Ruling
    by Brent Tuttle, CIPP/US, E* Recently, the 7th Circuit handed down a ruling in a data breach case that has class action plaintiffs’ attorneys poppin’ bottles. The case is Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Grp., LLC, No. 14-3122, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 21

    A Federal Pure Bill of Discovery

    A Federal Pure Bill of Discovery
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I read an interesting case over the weekend.  You may recall the case of Heleen Mees allegedly stalking Citigroup chief economist Willem Buiter.  She was charged with five misdemeanor counts after, it seems,…
  • Jul 17

    Updates in Railroad Employee Liability Law

    Updates in Railroad Employee Liability Law
    by Jay Marshall Wolman In addition to my usual lawyerly activities, I am also a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance…
Rank this Week: 234

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Five Injured In Fullerton Car Crash

    Five Injured In Fullerton Car Crash
    Five people were injured in a Fullerton car accident after a driver sped through a red light and caused a collision. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the night of July 24, 2015 at the…
  • Jul 27

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Huntington Beach DUI Crash

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Huntington Beach DUI Crash
    A man suffered critical injuries in a Huntington Beach motorcycle crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected DUI driver. The major injury crash occurred the afternoon of July 23, 2015. Police say the motorcyclist was traveling…
  • Jul 24

    Man Killed In South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident

    Man Killed In South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident
    Darrell Moody, 57, was killed in a pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck him in South Los Angeles. According to a City News Service report, the fatal accident occurred at Western Avenue and Lohengrin Street the night of July 19, 2015 in…
Rank this Week: 134

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    California Supreme Court Reviews Community Property Statute in Divorce Case

    California Supreme Court Reviews Community Property Statute in Divorce Case
    California law clearly provides that community property is to be divided between the spouses in divorce. Community property is further identified as assets and debts acquired during the length of the marriage, with some exceptions. But…
  • Jul 21

    California Court Upholds Prenuptial Agreement in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Upholds Prenuptial Agreement in Divorce Proceeding
    The division of community property in divorce can be a tedious and contentious process. The parties must identify, characterize, and place a value on all assets that may be subject to division. To avoid this task, couples often choose to…
  • Jul 14

    Judge Sends Siblings to Juvenile Detention Center for Refusing to Have Lunch With Father

    Judge Sends Siblings to Juvenile Detention Center for Refusing to Have Lunch With Father
    A court-issued child custody order typically includes a determination of legal and physical custody, as well as the amount and type of visitation. Under California law, courts will endeavor to craft an arrangement that serves the best…
Rank this Week: 354

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 248

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning event

    Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning event
    We held an event on Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning in May 2014 and here is a brief report:Funded by:National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning - www.teachingandlearning.ie.Theme:  Teaching for…
  • Jul 14

    IT Law Clinic at University College Cork

    IT Law Clinic at University College Cork
    From September 2015, the School of Law at University College Cork will open an IT Law Clinic.UCC law students will provide information to businesses in the IT sector on issues such as copyright law, web domain names, electronic commerce law…
  • Jun 26

    Migrant Workers - Younis case update

    Migrant Workers - Younis case update
    I have previously blogged about the Muhammad Younis case.In a surprising development yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld Mr Younis's appeal which means that he is now entitled to his award of more than €91,000 (see Irish Times report…
Rank this Week: 330

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Jul 28

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?
    I read this article from Inc. magazine explaining why employee performance reviews are a waste of time and money. While I don’t necessarily disagree, my experience tells me they usually are awful for different reasons. In my opinion,…
  • Jul 23

    Women-Owned Business Grant

    Women-Owned Business Grant
    I am often asked about business grants for women and minorities. In my experience these grants can be difficult to come by but they do exist. Here is an article from Entrepreneur discussing grants for women-owned businesses and also a…
  • Jul 22

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone
    My social media news feed is full of articles and stories about business ownership. I am a business lawyer. I represent business people. So it benefits me if I promote business ownership and in general I try to do just that. However, I am…
Rank this Week: 174