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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Sep 15

    Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .

    Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .
    Here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the need to keep up with your safety program and stay out of the cross-hairs of the state and federal safety inspectors. The Virginia Court of Appeals gave a stark reminder of this fact…
  • Sep 10

    Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)

    Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)
    As any reader of Construction Law Musings is aware, I am a huge fan of mediation as a way to resolve construction disputes.  I am such a fan that a few years ago I took the plunge and got certified as a mediator. Why then did I put the…
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day from Construction Law Musing

    Happy Labor Day from Construction Law Musing
    Well, the summer is winding down and the kids are getting geared up for school for those of us who don’t have college age kids or live where school starts before Labor Day. I wanted to take this opportunity  to thank you for your…
Rank this Week: 706

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    New York State Elec. & Gas Corp. v. First Energy Corp.

    New York State Elec. & Gas Corp. v. First Energy Corp.
    New York State Elec. & Gas Corp. v. First Energy Corp. - 9/11/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case Nos. 11-4143, 11-4146, 11-4149. The district court held the corporate successor to plaintiff's former…
  • Sep 15

    MEIC v. Stone-Manning

    MEIC v. Stone-Manning
    MEIC v. Stone-Manning - 9/11/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-35107. The panel affirmed the dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of a citizen suit claiming that the Director of…
  • Sep 4

    Alaska Cmty. Action v. Aurora

    Alaska Cmty. Action v. Aurora
    Alaska Cmty. Action v. Aurora - 9/3/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-35709. The Panel reversed, remanded and held that the district court erred in concluding that the Multi-Sector General Permit…
Rank this Week: 972

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    New York offers Quick Divorce Packs for $5,000

    New York offers Quick Divorce Packs for $5,000
    Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, New York is known for its high-end weddings, but it now will be offering a package that serves up a quickie divorce in a scenic setting. For $5,000, the divorcing couple gets separate…
  • Sep 12

    Child Custody Exchange leads to Shooting

    Child Custody Exchange leads to Shooting
    In Randleman, North Carolina, a man was injured after being shot during a child custody exchange at a McDonald's in Randleman Sunday afternoon. In a report released by Randleman Police Tuesday, the incident took place around 4:47 p.m. when…
  • Sep 10

    Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support

    Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support
    Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn't learn for eight years. While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home. State law…
Rank this Week: 167

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Sample of Petitions to request republication

    Sample of Petitions to request republication
    C.F.R. § 1.221 allows an Applicant to correct errors in published applications by filing a petition which identifies the errors and requests republication. This week I'll review a small sample of Petition Decisions for a Request for…
  • Sep 8

    PTAB interprets "identifying a number of patients" to require identification of a group but not a specific number

    PTAB interprets "identifying a number of patients" to require identification of a group but not a specific number
    In a post from earlier this year – When does "a" mean "the" – I  discussed the meaning of "A number of" as used in a claim. As I noted in that post, typical English usage would be "THE number of widgets" but because THE has…
  • Aug 21

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application
    Today's post will take a look at how the Board has interpreted the claim term "integral", and variations thereof, in a few different mechanical applications. In these decisions, the Board has read "integral" to be broader than unitary…
Rank this Week: 614

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 537

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Sep 15

    Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization
    Optimization: Part 2. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a strategy used to build up a website to target a key demographic (by local area) and key service or practice area for the purpose of being displayed in search engine results pages…
  • Sep 9

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What?

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What?
    You know Integrity Marketing Solutions’ Essentials program and staff have the experience necessary and proven track record of success to boost your practice to the next level. But now what? Now the fun begins! Over the next few weeks I will…
  • Sep 8

    Optimization ... What Are You Optimizing?

    Optimization ... What Are You Optimizing?
    Optimization Part 1: When it comes to website design, do you know what optimization is? Perhaps the term search engine optimization (SEO) comes to mind or perhaps website optimization is what you think of. "But aren't they the…
Rank this Week: 925

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 67

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Sep 15

    "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain

    "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain
    We're tied up in court today, so don't have time to post up the latest cases which have crossed our desk in the past few days. We will get to them soon, but in the meantime, check out this story ("The Stubborn 'Nail Houses' That Refuse to Get…
  • Sep 9

    Lookin For Takings In All The Wrong(?) Place

    Lookin For Takings In All The Wrong(?) Place
    Like love, takings claims can often be found in some very unusual places. And (like love) unfortunately, those claims are not always successful. When we think of "takings," things like eminent domain condemning land, inverse condemnation (of…
  • Sep 8

    Entering Our Ninth Year

    Entering Our Ninth Year
    We're starting to repeat ourselves. Every year at this time, it seems, we're saying again that as you get older, you forget birthdays. Thus, it only occurred to us only over the weekend that that this blog's "birthday" passed without notice.…
Rank this Week: 604

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Balogh v. Balogh: Prenuptial vs Postnuptial agreement

    Balogh v. Balogh: Prenuptial vs Postnuptial agreement
    In Balogh v. Balogh, an appeal argued before the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the parties were married in 1981.  At the time of the wedding, the wife owned two properties in New Jersey.  She sold one of the properties in 1992 for just…
  • Sep 11

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case
    Richter v. Richter, a case from the Alaska Supreme Court, involved a couple who were married in 2010 in California.  They separated in 2011 and filed for divorce. At trial, the husband (“Defendant”) argued that the court…
  • Sep 7

    Dalton v. Dalton: On the Rules of Evidence in Divorce Proceeding

    Dalton v. Dalton: On the Rules of Evidence in Divorce Proceeding
    Dalton v. Dalton, an appeal from the Supreme Court of Maine, involved a couple who were married in 2002 and divorced in 2013.  The couple had three children together at the time of this action, including a ten-year-old daughter and a set…
Rank this Week: 993

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
  • Aug 18

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award
    In interpreting deal documents, an issue arose as to the definition of the word "control" when used in an attempt to obtain "control" over a board of directors. For that reason, and others, the law firm that drafted those documents was found…
Rank this Week: 635

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana for Research

    Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana for Research
    While the federal government has not yet legalized the use of marijuana for research, a branch of the National Institutes of Health has posted an ad, seeking out 12 acres of marijuana for testing and research on drug use and addiction. To…
  • Sep 12

    Prosecutors Allege Illegal Growing Operation and Harm to Federal Land

    Prosecutors Allege Illegal Growing Operation and Harm to Federal Land
    Criminal charges related to marijuana can range from illegal possession and distribution, to federal charges for illegal growing operation. Federal prosecutors are pursuing criminal charges against growers in Sacramento, California, alleging…
  • Sep 9

    State Marijuana Taxes and "Pleading the 5th"

    State Marijuana Taxes and "Pleading the 5th"
    Even though the Justice Department has decided to largely remain hands off when it comes to state legalization and medical marijuana, the federal government can still prosecute any marijuana crime--even if your home state says it is legal.…
Rank this Week: 279

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 312

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 15

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a 25 page opinion replete with bolded underlined language, Judge Timothy Black held Ohio's statutory provisions prohibiting political false statements in Susan B.…
  • Sep 12

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment
    Senate Republicans unanimously blocked the campaign finance constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats. The measure, S.J. Res. 19, failed 54 to 42, short of the 60 votes necessary to close debate and move to a vote on the merits. The…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Third Circuit has upheld the constitutionality of New Jersey A3371 banning "sexual orientation change efforts" (SOCE), also known as sexual conversion…
Rank this Week: 607

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
Rank this Week: 650

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a M

    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a M
    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a Mediator By Charlie Irvine, Charlie Irvine Mediation | Kluwer Mediation Blog http://ow.ly/BvYqEFiled under: Conflict
  • Sep 15

    Get expert tips and tricks straight from

    Get expert tips and tricks straight from
    Get expert tips and tricks straight from experienced mediators at the 20th World Forum of Mediation Centres. For more information click here http://bit.ly/VPmV2A #20thWFMC http://ow.ly/BvkL1Filed under: Conflict
  • Sep 11

    Commercial–Mediation-and-Advocacy-Train

    Commercial–Mediation-and-Advocacy-Train
    Commercial–Mediation-and-Advocacy-Trainings-Offered-by-UK-Company in-Chicago-and-New-YorkFiled under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 246

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
  • Sep 9

    Immigration Tips – Weapons and Explosives Edition

    Immigration Tips – Weapons and Explosives Edition
    If you’re an Afghan seeking entry to Canada as a spouse, be prepared to answer the following questions: 11. What weaponsand/or explosives training did you receive and when? 12. What weapon did you carry/use? Note that there is no…
  • Sep 1

    The Bogus concept of Anchor Babie

    The Bogus concept of Anchor Babie
    The Toronto Star cited a ‘secret proposal’ within Canada’s immigration department to remove citizenship rights to babies born in Canada to non-citizens. Similarly, in a struggle to remain relevant in…
Rank this Week: 698

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Indictment for Bankruptcy Crime in Palm Beach County

    Indictment for Bankruptcy Crime in Palm Beach County
    An indictment a few days ago against a chapter 7 debtor in Palm Beach County provides an occasion to review the bankruptcy crimes provisions of title 18 of the United States Code.  This indictment gives credence to the rule of thumb to…
  • Sep 14

    Finality and its Three Exception

    Finality and its Three Exception
    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision in In re Donald J. Donovan, 532 F. 3rd 1134 (11th Cir. 2008) dealt with an appeal of the Bankruptcy Court's denial of an unsecured creditor's motion to dismiss a chapter 7 case as…
  • Sep 12

    Constitutional, Equitable, Statutory Mootness, and Denial of Cert.

    Constitutional, Equitable, Statutory Mootness, and Denial of Cert.
    The Circuit Court of Appeals of the 3rd Circuit recently issued its opinion in In re SCH Corp., et al, 2014 WL 2724606 in which it had the occasion  to review the application of the doctrine of "equitable mootness". The…
Rank this Week: 551

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 15

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Pea v. City of Ponchatoula, 2:13-cv-542, Judge Zainey, 8:30am [This does not necessarily include all jury trials; and does NOT include bench trials, evidentiary hearings, non-trial criminal…
  • Sep 8

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II
    OCTOBER 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (6.5 hours of CLE credit pending) Join lawyers and experts in the following fields for a fascinating and informative program on:…
  • Sep 8

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles, III (September 18)

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles, III (September 18)
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles, III of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at…
Rank this Week: 399

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Lyon Declaration

    Lyon Declaration
    Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development. The "Lyon Declaration" is calling on members of  the United Nations to "... ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information…
  • Sep 4

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie
    AUTHOR BIO:Juliet Martin is a freelance writer from Aquarius Trust Groupa collective of inter-related companies which together, offer a full range of company management and trust services.Although it would seem as though conflict and disputes…
  • Sep 1

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now
    The Biall Conference Committee have today launched the Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference.Deadline for submissions: Friday 3rd October 2014.Event details: Hilton Metropole, Brighton Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th June, 2015. …
Rank this Week: 640

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 335

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    How to Apologize At Work

    How to Apologize At Work
    Humility is a virtue.  And, for most of us, it doesn’t come easily.  Particularly for those of us who want to be good at our jobs and to please to whom we report, owning up to a mistake at work can be a difficult task. …
  • Sep 10

    Traveling for Work and Late-Night Email

    Traveling for Work and Late-Night Email
    Traveling for work has its pros and cons.  I spent the last two weeks in sunny Santa Monica, California.  I was there to take multiple depositions in an expedited proceeding, which meant that I escaped my hotel room / conference…
  • Aug 26

    Understanding Gender-Identity Discrimination

    Understanding Gender-Identity Discrimination
    This article was written by Lauren Moak Russell. I’m in California for two weeks, taking depositions, and am very thankful for the contribution in my absence. This has been a month of major changes in the employment law landscape…
Rank this Week: 712

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 245

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

Covers ADR, bankruptcy, business, family law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, estate planning and more. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce
    Maria Imbalzano, Esq.,  Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Group, authored the article “Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce,” which was published on September…
  • Sep 12

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law
    John Eory, Esq., Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Group, was featured in the article “New Jersey Updates Alimony Laws,” which was published on September 11, 2014 in The Washington Times. Mr.…
  • Sep 12

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law
    After a protracted test of wills between alimony reformers and traditionalists, a new alimony statute was signed into law by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014. The new law, which is immediately effective, will serve to meet the…
Rank this Week: 725

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Have the appellate courts really changed?

    Have the appellate courts really changed?
    The NY Times had this front page story yesterday about President Obama's appointments and how he is "reshaping" the appellate courts.  From the intro:Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long…
  • Sep 11

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    Another district judge and blogger -- Judge Kopf -- strongly says yes:I would not waste the effort trying to impeach him. I know something about impeachment having actually tried such a case before the Nebraska Supreme Court where I sought…
  • Sep 10

    Ana Alliegro sentenced to time served

    Ana Alliegro sentenced to time served
    She was represented by Richard Klugh.Marc Caputo has the story here of the sentencing:The federal investigation into former Congressman David Rivera took another major step Wednesday when his close friend and political ally was sentenced for…
Rank this Week: 214

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Didn't Know He Could Get DUI While High

    Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Didn't Know He Could Get DUI While High
    According to a recent article from CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell did not know that he could be charged with a DUI for smoking marijuana before driving. As your Boston drunk driving car accident lawyer…
  • Sep 15

    Convicted Drunk Driver Faces Civil Lawsuit by Parents of Those Killed

    Convicted Drunk Driver Faces Civil Lawsuit by Parents of Those Killed
    A texting drunk driver who killed two 17-year-old high school students and seriously injured two others in New York in December 2012 is being sued for wrongful death, in lawsuits filed just shy of one year of his criminal conviction. In the…
  • Sep 13

    Wrong-Way Drivers Commonly Cause Massachusetts DUI Crashe

    Wrong-Way Drivers Commonly Cause Massachusetts DUI Crashe
    A recent story for 9 News involves a woman who may not survive a serious drunk driving car accident. Witnesses have reported that, just after midnight, the defendant was allegedly driving his vehicle on the wrong side of a divided roadway. …
Rank this Week: 823

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Sep 15

    ‘See Attached’ Is Best Way To Complete First Report of Injury

    ‘See Attached’ Is Best Way To Complete First Report of Injury
    The employer’s first report of a possible accident can be a dangerous trap when dubious claims are being reported. This is due to the fact that first injury forms are not designed to capture the information necessary to make decisions…
  • Sep 12

    Is Your Comp Medical Provider Brochure Complete?

    Is Your Comp Medical Provider Brochure Complete?
    If it seems like there is a never-ending trail of paperwork and computer files to go over, that is likely the case.   One of the many facets of running a business is looking out for your employees, especially there physical well-being.…
  • Sep 12

    Major Workplace Safety Conference Set for Sept. 24-25

    Major Workplace Safety Conference Set for Sept. 24-25
    The effort to protect workers nationwide continues in the Pacific Northwest, as Washington State will play host to a two-day safety event in late September. One of the largest safety and health conferences in the nation is planned for Spokane…
Rank this Week: 225

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 15

    Law Library’s Collection

    Law Library’s Collection
    By Mark Stuckey You may be like me and view the Law Library as merely a sensory deprivation chamber, to drown out the distractions of the outside world, so you can get at least some of the school work done that you should have been doing for…
  • Sep 12

    Struggling to find a research topic?

    Struggling to find a research topic?
    It is that time of year when many law students need to pick a research topic. One time-honored method for finding a topic is to look at circuit splits and see if an issue sparks your interest. Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA have made finding…
  • Sep 10

    Researching the Past

    Researching the Past
    Have you ever wanted to travel through time? To see big events in our history as they happened? Unfortunately, no one seems to have invented a time machine yet (still), but you can still get a glimpse of the past using our new America’s…
Rank this Week: 901

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic
    A Sheriff's deputy in Wise County has been arrested in a bizarre incident. Sgt. Chad Hightower told sex offenders the state now required him to photograph them nude. He even told one fellow he must achieve an erection for the photo shoot,…
  • Sep 15

    Why Austin property taxes are so high

    Why Austin property taxes are so high
    Austin pays our cops too much, has too many of them, and most of our city council is in the pocket of the police union. So thanks to Bill Spelman and Laura Morrison for at least trying to inject reason (and math) into the city's…
  • Sep 15

    Texas' mandatory blood draw statute on DWI under fire

    Texas' mandatory blood draw statute on DWI under fire
    Texas' warrantless blood draw statute has been challenged and in some cases declared unconstitutional by intermediate state appellate judges in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2013 McNeely decision.  Tyler's 12th Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 80

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Sep 15

    Which States Recognize Tenants by Protection?

    Which States Recognize Tenants by Protection?
    One of my married clients this week had recently moved to Florida to seek protection from a large lawsuit. The client owned property jointly with his wife in several states including his previous domicile of Pennsylvania, a vacation home in…
  • Sep 9

    Sole Proprietorship Advantages For One-Owner Businesses and Profession

    Sole Proprietorship Advantages For One-Owner Businesses and Profession
    Most one person professional business- such as attorneys or physicians- operate as a legal entity (P.A. or L.C.) . The professional is an employee who receives from the business a combination of salary and profit distributions. This business…
  • Sep 3

    Collection of Domestic Support From Irrevocable Trust

    Collection of Domestic Support From Irrevocable Trust
    Asset protection against domestic support judgments is very difficult. As an example, one of my clients has been paying substantial alimony to an ex-wife. His surviving parent, who lives in South Carolina, told him that his S.C. estate…
Rank this Week: 345

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Sep 15

    Increase in Wage Theft Claim

    Increase in Wage Theft Claim
    Today’s blog post was written by guest author Leonard Jernigan from The Jernigan Law Firm in North Carolina. Firm associate Brody Ockander also brought The New York Times story to my attention that Mr. Jernigan references. Here’s…
  • Sep 11

    Considering Priorities on Patriot Day

    Considering Priorities on Patriot Day
    “Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” Alan Jackson, “Where Were You” Have you heard that tune? While I don’t remember all the words, the internets can help with that, and the…
  • Sep 8

    Are You Really an Independent Contractor?

    Are You Really an Independent Contractor?
    “Calling a dog’s tail a leg does not make it a leg.” Abraham Lincoln FedEx drivers recently won two class-action lawsuits in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled that FedEx wrongfully withheld overtime pay,…
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My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 15

    Try Before You Buy: Can Testing Potential Hires Work for Solo and Small Law Firm

    Try Before You Buy: Can Testing Potential Hires Work for Solo and Small Law Firm
    We’ve all been there. After months of sitting on the fence about bringing an assistant or paralegal or associate on board to help dig you out from under, you place an ad or ask around to colleagues for recommendations. You’re…
  • Sep 12

    Future Fridays: Hitch Your Niche To Another Law Firm

    Future Fridays: Hitch Your Niche To Another Law Firm
    The niche practice as the future of law is also yesterday’s news. Meaning that the benefits of niche practice have been well documented forever, nowhere more extensively than at Chuck Newton’s Third Wave Blog, which is jam packed…
  • Sep 9

    Whose Client Is It Anyway?

    Whose Client Is It Anyway?
    Rob Jordan’s recent Above the Law column, The (Alleged) Uber-fication of Legal Services  comprehensively compares the latest crop of  lawyer match-making services and platforms designed to connect consumers and small business…
Rank this Week: 431

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Sep 15

    Our Application is Live!

    Our Application is Live!
    Hello again! The admissions season has officially begun! To get you started, here are some resources to help you as you apply. Your best source of information over the coming months will be our website. It contains information on…
  • Sep 11

    Get to Know the Class of 2017

    Get to Know the Class of 2017
    Hello everyone! We recently welcomed our 1L class onto campus, and our students are already busy immersing themselves into life at HLS. For those of you preparing to apply this year, take a moment to get to know…
  • Jul 18

    L.A.W.S. event

    L.A.W.S. event
    Hello, everyone! I hope this post finds you having a wonderful summer. The HLS JD Admissions Office kicked off travel season this past week with the first two sessions of the Law Admissions Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.) in DC and New York.…
Rank this Week: 186

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    What is the Medicaid Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance?

    What is the Medicaid Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance?
    Most of us know that, in order to qualify for Medicaid, you have to have pretty limited income and assets.  The assets you do have, with a few exceptions, must be used to help pay for your medical expenses in certain situations. …
  • Sep 11

    Why Should I Create a Living Trust?

    Why Should I Create a Living Trust?
    There are several good reasons for creating a living trust, in addition to simply avoiding probate.  Some of the most important benefits of a living trust are being able to protect property for your beneficiary, reducing estate taxes,…
  • Sep 8

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Give Gifts?

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Give Gifts?
    A Power of Attorney is an easily customizable estate planning tool, commonly used by clients to fit their specific needs.  The general purpose of a power of attorney is to give someone else the authority to handle your legal, financial…
Rank this Week: 881

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
  • Sep 12

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring
    After William Lance McGowan was convicted of “aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child” in violation of Kansas law and sentenced to “life without the possibility of parole…
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy, Attorney Discipline and Extortion

    Bankruptcy, Attorney Discipline and Extortion
    On April 25, 2013, the Toledo Bar Association "filed a five-count second amended complaint charging Beauregard Maximillion Harvey with violating various rules of professional conduct arising from his representation” several clients…
Rank this Week: 693

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
  • Sep 10

    The PACER Debacle

    The PACER Debacle
    Librarians, researchers, and attorneys have come to love PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), the online database of federal pleadings. It's a terrific resource for those following cases or who need examples of real complaints…
  • Sep 8

    ABA Journal Fiction Prize

    ABA Journal Fiction Prize
    The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has been awarded to John Grisham for Sycamore Row. We have the book in our collection if you need some light reading to take your mind off of studying. If that novel is off the shelf, you're welcome to…
Rank this Week: 410

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 15

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP
    I've been watching the telemedicine industry with great interest. As with online education, I think there is great potential to offer medical services online. Not all of them, of course, but certainly many types of consultations could take…
  • Sep 14

    New Website

    New Website
    I thought I'd announce that I have a new website, which makes many of my publications available for downloading at one place, including selected forthcoming publications. From the menu you can find these under various topics, which include…
  • Sep 12

    Scotland and International Economic Law

    Scotland and International Economic Law
    Is it time to talk about the possibility of Scotland leaving the UK, and the implications for international economic law? Polls are showing that it could really happen. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. But I figure I should do...
Rank this Week: 174

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 15

    Book Review: Children and Families Act 2014

    Book Review: Children and Families Act 2014
    Children and Families Act 2014Family Justice Under the New LawNoel Arnold£49.95 - Law Society Publishing: September 2014I should begin this review with a confession. I have never particularly been a fan of books written about new…
  • Sep 12

    Why do enduring marriages often fail in middle age?

    Why do enduring marriages often fail in middle age?
    According to a comprehensive recent study carried out into divorce in middle age, researchers noticed that their results not only backed up their initial expectations, but proved that the growing trend they anticipated had quickly become a…
  • Sep 12

    A tale of four cases...

    A tale of four cases...
    Not exactly Dickens, but my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog include:K (Children): Judges have to give themselves time to make decisions - A look at the recent case K (Children) (notwithstanding that I…
Rank this Week: 969

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 1

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 1
    In How to prepare to cross-examine an expert witness, attorney Dean Brett writes on what he describes as "one of the trial attorney's most difficult tasks." Throughout my years as a trial attorney, I have found that one of the most…
  • Sep 13

    Pathology Expert Witness On Learning From Other Expert

    Pathology Expert Witness On Learning From Other Expert
    In Expert Mistakes, pathology expert witness Dr. Judy Melinek discusses learning from other experts: "An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field." Niels Bohr When I review others'…
  • Sep 11

    Security Management Expert Witness On Hospital Security Program

    Security Management Expert Witness On Hospital Security Program
    In Sustaining Hospital Security Programs in an Environment of Decreasing Reimbursables & Increasing Demand for Services, security management expert witness William H. Nesbitt, CPP, writes that “many hospitals are facing a decrease…
Rank this Week: 368

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?
    DUI Court Finder You have found the DaytonDUI Court Finder.  Below are links to almost every municipal court in the Miami Valley.  Most of these sites allow you to look up case information and provide valuable information about…
  • Sep 11

    The Importance of the Burden of Proof

    The Importance of the Burden of Proof
    We want our judges to stand up for the highest tenets of justice and apply the burden of proof in a fair and impartial way – especially when the pressure is on.  Here is a very pertinent quote from the Charlotte Observer. The law…
  • Sep 8

    Alcohol And Your Body: A Primer

    Alcohol And Your Body: A Primer
    About 20% of the alcohol (actually the impairing substance is ethanol) in your beverage is absorbed in the stomach and the remaining 80% is absorbed in the small intestine.  How fast it is absorbed is dependent on various…
Rank this Week: 461

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    How Long Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement For?

    How Long Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement For?
    So back in June, I talked about the standard that courts will follow in deciding whether or not to enforce a non-compete agreement between an employer and an employee.  (Go read it here first.) But many employers want to know something…
  • Sep 12

    Domestic Violence Awareness: Resources for Employer

    Domestic Violence Awareness: Resources for Employer
    This post is not going to discuss, in my view, the NFL’s inadequate response over the years to domestic violence incidents by players in the league.  (If you want to listen to a full take down of the NFL, I recommend Slate’s…
  • Sep 8

    Seven Years Later….

    Seven Years Later….
    Can it really be seven years since my first blog post? But as I look back on my ”Welcome” post (which may or may not have been posted on September 12, 2007, though I was writing before them), there IS proof that I…
Rank this Week: 93

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 15

    $500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case

    $500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case
    Last week a Hinds County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict in McFarland v. Target Corp. Here is the Verdict Form. Lesa McFarland alleged that she fell in Target on August 4, 2011 on the See Spot Save dollar aisle. This was a high traffic…
  • Sep 11

    Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like Thi

    Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like Thi
    The Clarion-Ledger broke the story today about the ridiculous lawsuit that Jackson attorney Herbert Lee filed against Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and selected justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Here is…
  • Sep 9

    After 40 Years, Lawyer Forgets How to Act in Court

    After 40 Years, Lawyer Forgets How to Act in Court
    NMissCommentor had this post yesterday about a 5th Circuit oral argument gone bad for Louisiana lawyer Daniel Broussard. Broussard, who says he’s been doing it for forty years, first interrupted Judge Grady Jolly and then proceeded to…
Rank this Week: 261

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”
    We are often wary of asking for advice for fear of looking dumb or appearing incompetent. Oddly enough, our fears may be unfounded based on some new research out of Harvard Business School. According to the researchers, asking for advice does…
  • Sep 12

    The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) Scale

    The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) Scale
    Social media applications have made it much easier for us to know what our friends are doing. While this knowledge can have positive benefit, it can also result in a paralyzing fear of missing out (popularly known as FoMO). FoMO has even made…
  • Sep 10

    “The iPhone Effect”: Can you say polyconsciousness?

    “The iPhone Effect”: Can you say polyconsciousness?
    We know smartphones can be really annoying when they distract our lunch or meeting companions from our scintillating repartee. There is even recent (2013) research showing women are twice as likely to be annoyed by smart phone interruptions…
Rank this Week: 347

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 21

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio
    With the real estate market heating up, continuing education seminars on real estate topics are increasing. Below are links to Sterling Education, NBI and the OSBA for their seminars, webinars, teleconferences, etc. that are being offered…
  • Sep 8

    Pay your Taxes before your Lender Redeems your Property

    Pay your Taxes before your Lender Redeems your Property
    A mortgage holder has the right to redeem (take back) real property that is the subject of a real estate tax foreclosure when the owner does not pay taxes on the land, according to the recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court in In re…
  • Sep 2

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee
    Personal guarantees are commonplace in loans of all types and sizes. However, there are issues that are unique to personal guarantees provided by individuals that need to be taken into consideration when negotiating a loan. The death of…
Rank this Week: 849

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    What Would You Do With $10,000?

    What Would You Do With $10,000?
    One nursing home is answering that question the same way that they always live their lives: by giving to others. The Randolph County Nursing Home houses a number of residents, including Merlene Brown. Brown had a mastectomy 13 years ago and…
  • Sep 14

    Texas Failing Those Most Dependent on the State

    Texas Failing Those Most Dependent on the State
    Families for Better Care recently released their second state report card for nursing home rankings. Coming in as the worst state for nursing homes is Texas, for the second consecutive year. Texas failed to meet minimum federal requirements…
  • Sep 13

    Caregiver Steals Rings From Residents’ Hand

    Caregiver Steals Rings From Residents’ Hand
    Emerald Health Care received a shock when one of its caregivers woke up a resident. What was unusual was when the resident saw Christina Bazo slipping something on her hand. Bazo had been stealing jewelry from residents at the home, even…
Rank this Week: 209