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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/
  • Jun 27

    A Helluva Town

    A Helluva Town
    Maybe it's different in New York.  I don't know.  I haven't lived in The City (that's Manhattan to you folks not from there, but then I never lived in any other part of New York City -or New York State, for that matter) since -…
  • May 31

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window
    They used to call them penitentiaries because they were to be places where folks did penance.  The judicial system's version of purgatory.  Do time.Study on the error of your ways.Come out rehabilitated.Fuck that shit.  We call…
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
Rank this Week: 932

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 27

    Experts in Medical Case Allowed to Testify Regarding Cause of Death Even Though There Were Multiple Cause

    Experts in Medical Case Allowed to Testify Regarding Cause of Death Even Though There Were Multiple Cause
    Medical malpractice cases are extremely complicated because they involve a highly specialized knowledge of medicine and medical care. In a recent case, a medical malpractice claim was filed against a woman’s doctors after she died while…
  • Jun 25

    Court Dismisses Case After Failure to Pay Filing Fee Within Statute of Limitation

    Court Dismisses Case After Failure to Pay Filing Fee Within Statute of Limitation
    In a recent case, a woman filed a complaint against CVS for negligence and wantonness. The injury occurred on September 2, 2013 after the woman fell on an unknown substance in a retail store. She filed the claim on August 26, 2015. When she…
  • Jun 23

    Nurse Escapes Liability Due to Sovereign Immunity

    Nurse Escapes Liability Due to Sovereign Immunity
    We all depend on medical professionals to take care of us while we are in the hospital. However, what we may not realize is that some hospitals can escape liability just because the hospital is operated by the state. In a recent case, a man…
Rank this Week: 521

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Guardianship of a Minor in Illinoi

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Guardianship of a Minor in Illinoi
    Most people know a neighbor, friend, or family member who provides full-time care for a grandchild.  In fact, grandparents raising grandchildren is a growing trend among families in the US.  According to the AARP, nationwide nearly…
  • May 31

    How a Divorce May Affect Non-Marital Business Ownership Under Illinois Law

    How a Divorce May Affect Non-Marital Business Ownership Under Illinois Law
    One thing that occasionally complicates a divorce is when a spouse has an ownership interest in a non-marital business.  Countless hours of hard work have gone into the business, there are stocks and ownership interests involved, or…
  • May 16

    Custody and Visitation Rights for Grandparents and Non-Parents in Illinoi

    Custody and Visitation Rights for Grandparents and Non-Parents in Illinoi
    Circumstances can arise when, for various reasons, a child is not in the possession of one or both of his or her parents and certain non-parents might seek to obtain an allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as…
Rank this Week: 296

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
Rank this Week: 397

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court May Have Just Expanded Unlawful Police Searche

    Supreme Court May Have Just Expanded Unlawful Police Searche
    The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed down two rulings that may have widened the ability of law enforcement to conduct illegal searches – something our Los Angeles marijuana arrest lawyers find deeply troubling.  In one…
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Use Lower After Legalization

    Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Use Lower After Legalization
    One of the main talking points of those opposed to the legalization of marijuana is that it will spur the inevitable increase of teen marijuana use. We all have an interest in keeping the drug out of reach of youth when it’s not used as…
  • Jun 21

    Perris Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

    Perris Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
    As law enforcement is battling a number of illicit and sizable marijuana cultivation efforts throughout Riverside County (rumors are its driven by Mexican drug cartels), leaders in some cities are working to take the power out of…
Rank this Week: 584

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/
  • Jun 27

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge
    The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (the "Center") has filed two lawsuits in Ohio federal courts seeking to enjoin the enforcement by cities of 'point of sale' programs. A city's 'point of sale' or 'presale' program requires homeowners to…
  • Jun 19

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return
    Re-printed with permission by author: Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services, Inc.The recently released Rev. Proc. 2016-29 details new procedures for automatic accounting method changes and effectively…
  • Jun 13

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic
    A couple of weeks ago, I published information regarding Ohio EPA's dredged material program. Today I want to provide some fun facts about each of Ohio's 8 harbors on Lake Erie.  All information was obtained from statistics provided by…
Rank this Week: 591

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jun 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26
    Facebook, Google Automatically Blocking Extremist Content https://t.co/JBKjUHf8c3 -> Forget What Congress Wrote, Forget What the Copyright Office Wrote; Court Of Appeals Re-Writes the Copyright Act https://t.co/sF0Kd6SYJb -> Computer…
  • Jun 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25
    Extensive analysis of remedies for breach of confidence XY, LLC v. Canadian Topsires Selection Inc., 2016 BCSC 1095 https://t.co/8a9uThLg2u -> Big win for Rogers on division of powers grounds Rogers Communications Inc. v. Châteauguay…
  • Jun 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23 https://t.co/kxhsjX43v9 -> Copyright infringement claim dismissed MacNutt v. Acadia University, 2016 NSSC 160 https://t.co/MVUxQFhE6B -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23…
Rank this Week: 734

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Joe Hockey's great big red tape nightmare part 2

    Joe Hockey's great big red tape nightmare part 2
    Today I had the privilege, along with our other solicitors at Harrington Family Lawyers,  of receiving inhouse training from Murray Howlett and Jennifer Veitch, both from chartered accountants Pilot Partners about the withholding tax…
  • Jun 9

    Joe Hockey's great big new red tape nightmare

    Joe Hockey's great big new red tape nightmare
    Thank you to Julia Gillard, Joe Hockey, Tony Abbott and the Daily Telegraph for the latest round of idiocy, which will cause pain to pretty well everyone, add a layer of red tape that is not there now, and give no real benefits.The…
  • May 23

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer

    Queensland Law Society award an Equity and Diversity Award to Harrington Family Lawyer
    On Thursday night I had the privilege to receive on behalf of my firm, Harrington Family Lawyers, an equity and diversity award from the Queensland Law Society.Three awards were handed out by the Society- Large firm- to Clayton Utz (which…
Rank this Week: 446

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    New York Agriculture Liens: Stableman’s Lien

    New York Agriculture Liens: Stableman’s Lien
    Under Section 183 of NY Lien Law, any veterinarian who renders treatment to or boards any dog, cat, or other domestic animal or person keeping a livery stable, boarding stable or pasturing animals has a lien over the animal and…
  • Jun 23

    New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: What About Supervised Visitation?

    New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: What About Supervised Visitation?
    The New York Court of Appeals has held that absent any threat to the child’s wellbeing, those people who have visitation rights have the right to unsupervised visitation with his or her child.  Weiss v. Weiss, 52 N.Y.2d 170…
  • Jun 20

    New York Agriculture Liens: Liens for Service of Stallions or Bull

    New York Agriculture Liens: Liens for Service of Stallions or Bull
    Under Section 160 of NY Lien Law, the “owner of a stallion or bull shall have a lien on each mare or cow served together with the foal or calf of each mare or cow from such service, for the amount agreed on…
Rank this Week: 176

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge
    Often when a law enforcement officer is working long hours, it’s a sign of diligence. However, for the colleagues of Broward County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kreg Costa, suspicions were heightened because the road duty supervisor was…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped
    There was little doubt that the probation officer had sex with his charge. The video evidence provided by the alleged victim was pretty straightforward proof of that.  But was it rape? Zachary Thomas Bailey, 52, was arrested on two…
  • Jun 18

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of an administrative law judge in the case of John Goodman, the polo magnate convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010. …
Rank this Week: 200

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that states cannot make it a crime for a drunken driving suspect to refuse to take a blood test but can criminalize the refusal to take breath tests to determine alcohol levels.  The ruling will…
  • Jun 15

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge
    The Statewide challenge to the accuracy of the breath test machine used in Massachusetts took a positive turn for the defense with a ruling from Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Botsford. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that…
  • May 31

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
    The Connecticut State Supreme Court has upheld the abolishment of the death penalty, including for death-row inmates in the re-examination of the case of State v. Santiago.  Last August, the Court held that the death penalty was…
Rank this Week: 472

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Jun 27

    Der EDÖB legt den 23. Tätigkeitsbericht vor

    Der EDÖB legt den 23. Tätigkeitsbericht vor
    Der EDÖB hat heute Montag seinen 23. Tätigkeitsbericht 2015/2016 vorgelegt. Auf der Website des EDÖB ist eine Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Themen als PDF abrufbar.
  • Jun 25

    1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip und Liste der Anzahl Amtshilfegesuche im Steuerbereich (amtl. Publ.)

    1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip und Liste der Anzahl Amtshilfegesuche im Steuerbereich (amtl. Publ.)
    Im zur amtlichen Publikation vorgesehenen Urteil vom 18. Mai 2016 liess sich das BGer zum Zugang zu den vom Öffentlichkeitsprinzip erfassten Dokumenten vernehmen. Im Jahr 2012 ersuchte Bundeshausredaktor A. die Eidgenössische…
  • Jun 21

    "Swiss made"-Verordnung für Uhren tritt per 1.1.2017 in Kraft

    "Swiss made"-Verordnung für Uhren tritt per 1.1.2017 in Kraft
    Die "Swiss made"-Verordnung für Uhren (Verordnung über die Benützung des Schweizer Namens für Uhren) definiert die Voraussetzungen für die Benützung des Schweizer Namens für Uhren. Im Zuge der…
Rank this Week: 455

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 544

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting
    Chicago Job Related Injury Lawyers It is estimated that more than three million workers are injured on the job or suffer from a job-related illness each year in the country. Unfortunately, a large majority of those come from Illinois –…
  • Jun 24

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi
    Chicago Hospital Lawsuits Lawyer A study recently conducted by Johns Hopkins University made headlines when it concluded that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 250,000 deaths each…
  • Jun 20

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury
    Chicago Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Attorney Slip and fall injuries are common in retail stores. Whether they are caused by wet flooring, uneven carpeting, cluttered walkways, or even icy sidewalks, they prompt hundreds of claims each year in the…
Rank this Week: 144

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Injury Crash NB US-95 at MP 299

    Injury Crash NB US-95 at MP 299
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Jun 26

    Two Vehilce Crash in Twin Falls County

    Two Vehilce Crash in Twin Falls County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Jun 26

    *** FINAL UPDATE ***Crash Blocking Westbound I-86 near the Raft River/Yale Road Exit

    *** FINAL UPDATE ***Crash Blocking Westbound I-86 near the Raft River/Yale Road Exit
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 177

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jun 26

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase
    Last week, we made an obscure reference to the fact that some of the nation's largest law firms have opted to raise the starting base salaries of their new associates from $160,000 per year to $180,000 per year. While many...
  • Jun 19

    Countrywide: Closed For Good

    Countrywide: Closed For Good
    Maybe it's the fact that in another six months or so, the regime change here in the Land of the Free will lead many of the the current crop of enforcers in D.C. out the revolving door and into the...
  • Jun 5

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed
    As we discussed a few years ago, the current administration's Department of Justice has been a huge fan of FIRREA, using its civil money penalties potential to squeeze blood out of bank turnips on the theory that a bank committed...
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper
    It's partly because there's only 8 Justices (see, e.g., the immigration case).  It's partly because the Court didn't have as many cases as usual (and even that's been very low in recent years).  And it's partly because the Court…
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
  • Jun 21

    Copy-gate resolved

    Copy-gate resolved
    The parties worked out their differences in the middle of the litigation (background here).  The defense already had presented Rossana Arteaga-Gomez as a witness, but before the prosecutors and agent could be called as witnesses, a plea…
Rank this Week: 173

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Quelle est la Différence entre la Fraude et la Fausse Déclaration ?

    Quelle est la Différence entre la Fraude et la Fausse Déclaration ?
    Quelle est la différence entre la fraude et la fausse déclaration ? Techniquement, il n’y en a pas. La fraude est un type de fausse déclaration. Il y a, cependant, une distinction entre déclaration…
  • Jun 23

    Délai de Traitement du H1B Premium

    Délai de Traitement du H1B Premium
    Alors que les Services de l’Immigration des Etats-Unis ne sont pas exactement connus pour leur service rapide, actuellement ils offrent un service très rapide dans leur temps de traitement du visa H1B Premium. Le temps…
  • Jun 19

    Dure Leçon Apprise sur la Marque Déposée

    Dure Leçon Apprise sur la Marque Déposée
    L’enregistrement d’une marque déposée fédérale est la clé pour conserver votre marque.  La récente bataille de Uber entre « Petit Uber » et « Grand…
Rank this Week: 787

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
Rank this Week: 238

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 26

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation
    Olympus recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback Law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying the federal government a total of $640 million. The… read more → The post Olympus Agrees…
  • Jun 22

    Important Facts About the Recent Medicare Fraud Arrest

    Important Facts About the Recent Medicare Fraud Arrest
    Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that it has brought criminal and civil charges against over 300 individuals as a result of a coordinated operation of the Medicare… read more → The post Important Facts…
  • Jun 18

    Disney May Be Liable for Alligator Attack

    Disney May Be Liable for Alligator Attack
      Talking with CNN New Day, attorney Page Pate looks at the attack on a 2-year-old child by an alligator on the premises of Disney World. Page believes more steps… read more → The post Disney May Be Liable for Alligator…
Rank this Week: 156

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jun 26

    Ellie Butler murder – some of the things the press haven’t told you

    Ellie Butler murder – some of the things the press haven’t told you
    This is not intended to be an overview of what happened, what went wrong or what I think about the Ellie Butler murder. This is just me sharing some information that the media have neglected, for whatever reason, to foreground or include…
  • Jun 26

    International Research Conference on Family Justice

    International Research Conference on Family Justice
    This fascinating conference is due to be hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on 8th and 9th October 2016. The Conference aims to provide delegates with the opportunity to share experiences of the impact of…
  • Jun 25

    What price transparency?

    What price transparency?
    Way way back a thousand days ago before Brexit, in a time when the tragedies of individual lives seemed to matter, Ben Butler was convicted of the murder of his daughter Ellie. It was a massive news story that has been swallowed up like…
Rank this Week: 345

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 861

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 351

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 26

    Lasik Surgery Caused Eye Injuries, Prompted Lawsuit

    Lasik Surgery Caused Eye Injuries, Prompted Lawsuit
    Lasik eye surgery has become quite common, and is generally considered to be a routine procedure. While Lasik is typically safe, there are some problems and complications that may occur if the procedure is not done properly. A woman filed a…
  • Jun 23

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit
    Many people have trouble sleeping at night. In fact, there are so many people affected by sleep problems that there are clinics dedicated to diagnosing and treating the situation. A sleep study should not be dangerous, yet it was harmful for…
  • Jun 19

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed
    When you get medical treatment, you expect that your health will improve. In one recent case, a man alleges that his arm was injured due to the negligence and improper care of a Hoffman Estates doctor. The man filed a lawsuit in Cook County…
Rank this Week: 316

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 26

    About Microaggression

    About Microaggression
    Professor Ronald E. Wheeler discusses the concepts of microaggressions (including microassaults, microinsults and microinvalidations) specifically against LGBT individuals, and proposes some solutions to preventing microaggressions from…
  • Jun 26

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?
    Ron Friedmann discusses the potential, likely and unlikely impact of high profile distruptive technologies on Big Law - including Bid Data. blockchain, AI and bots.
  • May 31

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition
    At the beginning of the spring semester, Indiana University's Maurer School of Law school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were…
Rank this Week: 535

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jun 26

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Affected businesses are likely to sue (in court, ironically) to try to block [the CFPB arbitration proposal]. In a move that conjures up the famous scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which Cleavon Little takes…
  • Jun 24

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal
    The Washington Post reports that Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10.2 billion to settle a lawsuit brought against it for cheating on U.S. emissions tests. The case stems from the carmaker’s 2015 admission that 11 million vehicles…
  • Jun 24

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law
    NPR reports: Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets…
Rank this Week: 41

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jun 26

    How to get the truth out of someone: Tips from a master of espionage

    How to get the truth out of someone: Tips from a master of espionage
    CNN shows us an interrogator’s “5 (nice) ways to get people to talk.” The interrogator in question (Eric Maddox) helped crack the mystery of Saddam Hussein’s whereabouts, and he writes about it in his book,…
  • Jun 9

    “What he did to me doesn’t expire”: Pulling pine needles out of your hair

    “What he did to me doesn’t expire”: Pulling pine needles out of your hair
    Following up on the Brock Allen Turner Rape Case at Stanford BuzzFeed News has posted the victim’s Impact Statement. While he faced about a 14 year prison sentence, Turner received 6 months in jail. The 12-page Victim Impact Statement…
  • Jun 4

    The joy of marriage: Picking a good mate and getting lucky

    The joy of marriage: Picking a good mate and getting lucky
    Time’s June 13, 2016 edition features the cover story “How to Stay Married (and why).” Factors favoring long-term marriages include: getting married after age 26, having college degrees, not having kids and not being…
Rank this Week: 892

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Another Demonstration of Police Misconduct Run Amuk

    Another Demonstration of Police Misconduct Run Amuk
    The National Institute of Justice has found that a police officer’s “demeanor and actions are crucial to perceptions of police legitimacy. If officers communicate well, listen and treat citizens with respect, citizens will respond…
  • Jun 25

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error
    A criminal trial can sometimes be a confusing process in which important issues can be left unattended when procedural arguments become convoluted. This was recently illustrated in a DWI case, Smith v. State, decided by the Texas Court…
  • Jun 24

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Some diseases are incurable. People recognize that harsh reality.   The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office is apparently suffering from a potentially incurable affliction: prosecutorial misconduct. Its symptoms are…
Rank this Week: 615

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 26

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?
    As I write this, we are probably just now beginning to absorb the reality that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Along with this realization come a number of questions. There are no answers in this piece – only questions.…
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
Rank this Week: 74

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
  • Jun 19

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy
    The saga involving a sheriff's deputy first dismissed for allegedly stealing two potted plants continues.As discussed here (Arbitrator rejects termination of Sheriff's deputy based on allegation of theft, but finds post termination…
  • Jun 12

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge
    Arbitrator Edmund Gerber has granted a teacher's motion to dismiss tenure charges brought against him. The teacher was alleged to have engaged in a number of inappropriate actions, including, inter alia,  brushing up against the breasts…
Rank this Week: 112

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 246

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jun 26

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for…
  • Jun 25

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The…
  • Jun 25

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle
    The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under…
Rank this Week: 571

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Pharmaceutical Injury Case Asks If Brand Names Can Be Sued for Generic Drug

    Pharmaceutical Injury Case Asks If Brand Names Can Be Sued for Generic Drug
    When the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 handed down its decision in Pliva v. Mensing, it essentially left a large group of people – those who use generic prescription drugs – without any recourse if those drugs proved…
  • Jun 22

    Are Patients Being Manipulated by Drug Ads on TV?

    Are Patients Being Manipulated by Drug Ads on TV?
    A recent article from Cleveland.com takes a look at how drug companies may be manipulating potential patients by asking them to speak to their doctors about a particular drug.  This is actually a fairly contentious issue, as drug…
  • Jun 19

    Couple Arrested with Meth and Testosterone According to Police

    Couple Arrested with Meth and Testosterone According to Police
    According to a recent news feature from the News Star, a couple has been arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and testosterone.  Authorities say the arrest was the result of a routine traffic stop that yielded probable…
Rank this Week: 993

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 554

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 78

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jun 25

    Assorted Stupidity #91

    Assorted Stupidity #91
    In this edition: Brexit may have involved Bruninformed voting; an interesting stress reaction; Oklahoma police *may* let you keep your own money; and yet another Facebook-admission case.        Related…
  • Jun 21

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify
    She'd have destroyed them on cross-examination anyway.        Related StoriesSovereign Citizens Also Bothering ScotlandIs It Illegal to Use a Legal Name?Dachshund Racing Declared Illegal in Idaho 
  • Jun 17

    Good Reason to Kill #61: Insisted the Earth Is Flat

    Good Reason to Kill #61: Insisted the Earth Is Flat
    This one's almost understandable.        Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #60: Looked Exactly Like Shia LaBoeufGood Reason to Kill #59: Objected to BagpipesGood Reason to Kill #58: Star Wars…
Rank this Week: 247

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 25

    Roller Skates Guide

    Roller Skates Guide
    Roller Skates. Guide. In this article I would like to talk a little about roller skating. I think it is not necessary to explain what a roller-skating, so I begin to describe myself. First you need to determine their Classification: Dimension…
  • Jun 20

    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    It important is to understand what their goals and objectives in social media and how they relate with your company's objectives in general. Keep them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic / relevant and timely (smart objectives). Tom…
  • Mar 30

    National Institute

    National Institute
    According to the accredited agency transparency international ranks Venezuela as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, surpassing the occurred far in the democratic era. The sustainable human development (DHS), according to the…
Rank this Week: 818

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jun 25

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract
    A local Kansas City television station recently ran a story about a consumer’s complaint that his preneed contract did not cover “surprise fees”.   The consumer had purchased the preneed contract from a Kansas City…
  • Jun 21

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead
    In our January 3rd Post, we described the process (or lack of process) between the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Division staff for establishing the examination procedures that would be applied to preneed sellers for…
  • Jun 12

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller
    A preneed client recently complained about preneed shortfalls they were experiencing on trust funded contracts.  We went back to our 2014 blog post (The Factors Contributing to Preneed Shortfalls: Investment Return and Operator’s…
Rank this Week: 933

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.
    I am the primary author of Unless You Ask: A Guide For Law Departments to Get More From External Relationships, written and published in partnership with the External Resources Interest Group of the ACC Legal Ops Section. The book was…
  • Jun 22

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016
    Image [cc] Elad Rahmin Nearly five years ago, we did an Elephant Post asking our readers what they think Law Firms would stop using by the Fall of 2016. We thought it would be interesting to review those predictions and see how well we…
  • Jun 20

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...
    This post originally appeared on the HighQ Blog.   Last week, at the HighQ Forum in London, our new robot overlords displayed their mighty powers and declared that all human lawyers should line up and await their turn at the…
Rank this Week: 182

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 12

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?
    Dear Rich: Can I legally sell products that I found in a dumpster?The general rule is that you can keep and dispose of property once it has been deposited in a trash receptacle from which routine collections are made (and once the person…
  • Jun 18

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: We are attempting to have something removed from Google's search results as it is infringing on a client's copyright. I understand that in many cases this may be "fair use" and that is Google's current argument as well but they are…
  • Jun 10

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?
    Dear Rich: I am developing a mobile educational app using diagnostic x-ray images obtained from free access websites. Are x-rays subject to copyright protection in the U.S. and the rest of the world? Would I even be able to use x-ray images…
Rank this Week: 956

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Common Misunderstood Legal Term

    Common Misunderstood Legal Term
    Most people believe that attorneys use “complicated” language, or what some refer to as legalese.  While the legal terms used in the everyday life of a lawyer are well understood (for the most part) by other attorneys, those…
  • Jun 25

    Michigan Bar Association

    Michigan Bar Association
    In the state of Michigan there are countless local bar associations, including the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Oakland and Ingham County Bar Associations, and even “special purpose” bars…
  • Jun 22

    Crime – On the Rise in the Heat of Summer, Tips to Stay Safe

    Crime – On the Rise in the Heat of Summer, Tips to Stay Safe
    Summer is officially underway, and in Laurel, MS authorities have already warned residents of the increase in crime rates over summer months.  Local police say crime begins to rise along with the temperatures, and that it happens every…
Rank this Week: 214

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jun 25

    Explaining misprision

    Explaining misprision
    There has been speculation about whether the wife of the Orlando shooter, who according to reports may have accompanied him on visits to at least one gun store and known that he was meditating violence, might be charged with an offense.…
  • Jun 24

    “Not to Be Used as a Battle Device”

    “Not to Be Used as a Battle Device”
    Found on a Star Wars light saber toy, “For Accessory Use Only. Not to Be Used as a Battle Device,” and more finalists from the latest Wacky Warning Labels contest. [Bob Dorigo Jones, John Stossel] Tags: John Stossel, wacky…
  • Jun 23

    Fog in Channel, Continent cut off

    Fog in Channel, Continent cut off
    Britain has voted Leave in its European Union referendum. The Euro cause, though strong in London and environs, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and university towns, failed to carry substantial cities like Birmingham and Sheffield and was…
Rank this Week: 18

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jun 24

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only…
  • Jun 20

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!
    Women refugees have been intimidated, leered at, and targeted by smugglers, uniformed guards, and fellow refugees along their arduous journey.
  • Jun 20

    The Former Refugee Who Rescued His Own Family on a Greek beach

    The Former Refugee Who Rescued His Own Family on a Greek beach
    On World Refugee Day, we talk to Ghias Aljundi, who fled to the UK from Syria 18 years ago. He is one of thousands volunteering to help refugees arriving in Greece since last year. But he’d never expected that one day he’d rescue…
Rank this Week: 32