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Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Wood Pulp Found in Parmesan and Romano Cheese Leads to Class Action Suit

    Wood Pulp Found in Parmesan and Romano Cheese Leads to Class Action Suit
    The Essential Everyday brand of grated Parmesan sold at Jewel-Osco stores was allegedly found to be 8.8% cellulose. That product has since been removed from all of Jewel's shelves. The grated Parmesan cheese sold by Kraft Heinz is labeled as…
  • May 21

    North Carolina Courts Are Forbidden To “Blue Pencil” An Unenforceable Non-Compete

    North Carolina Courts Are Forbidden To “Blue Pencil” An Unenforceable Non-Compete
    Cheryl and Loudine alleged the terms of the non-compete agreement were too broad to be enforceable. The trial court agreed with them. The Dotolis responded by appealing the decision and the appellate court reversed the lower court's ruling.…
  • May 21

    Fissures in Media Empire Exposed By Redstone Trial

    Fissures in Media Empire Exposed By Redstone Trial
    Herzer said in her complaint that Redstone's health was deteriorating rapidly and that cutting her off was a direct result of the undue influence he was under from his daughter, Shari Redstone, and a nurse. Herzer claims Shari and the nurse…
Rank this Week: 173

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John S. Moffa.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 800

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • May 22

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?
    If you are regular reader of this blog you are aware there has been a brief hiatus in postings. I have been climbing in the Himalayas in Nepal for the past month and, in fact, am composing this blog post sitting in the lobby of the Yak and…
  • Apr 17

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not
    The U.S. Green Building Council is to be applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit MRpc102 – Legal Wood. There may be no single subject matter more discussed with over the 15 year history of LEED than forest product…
  • Apr 10

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal
    Last week a coterie of environmental groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first ever genetically engineered animal for human consumption, a salmon engineered to grow quickly. The Institute for Fisheries…
Rank this Week: 874

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/
  • May 22

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 2)

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 2)
    Continuing with my two-year-old son, Pickle. As I laid out last post, Pickle is a cyborg. A Type 1 diabetic, his life literally depends on computers that are attached to his body. Because of him, I find myself contemplating the fact that…
  • May 16

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 1)

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 1)
    My two-year old just got his first iPhone. Now, Pickle (yes, Pickle!) is never without it. The iPhone goes everywhere with him the way other kids might drag along a stuffed bear. We are even thinking about getting Pickle a haute couture fanny…
  • May 12

    If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu

    If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu
    If you've ever been on a committee, or on any type of board, you know that if you miss a meeting, there is a good chance you will be assigned to lead a project that no one else wanted. It's something that we all dread, but come to expect when…
Rank this Week: 559

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order
     Tithe 10% to the Church -- or face the consequences on judgment day.  Then give 8% to the Feds -- or face the consequences on judgment day. United States v. Inouye, 2016 WL 2641109 (9thCir. May 10, 2016), decision available…
  • May 20

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231…

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231 (5-18-16)(McKeown with Tallman and Gleason, D.J.). "Time is money."  That was the conclusion of this opinion, which concerned loss calculation.  The defendant was convicted of various fraud…
  • May 20

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No.…

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No. 14-50509 (5-17-16)(Nelson with Callahan and N. Smith). The 9th holds that Guidelines amendment 794 (minor role) applies retroactively in direct appeals.Amendment 794 concerned minor role adjustments. …
Rank this Week: 347

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 22

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 22, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 22, 2016)
    ICYMI: "active debate over whether CSR activities that reduce profits are a breach of...directors' duties" https://t.co/cm6cTwikw0 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 17, 2016 ICYMI: "SEC’s initiatives to…
  • May 21

    Delaware’s Vulnerability

    Delaware’s Vulnerability
    Last week, Chancellor Andre Bouchard dismissed the derivative complaint filed against Walmart concerning the WalMex bribery scandal, on the grounds of issue preclusion: Earlier, a federal court in Arkansas had dismissed identical claims filed…
  • May 20

    CNM Conference Reflection

    CNM Conference Reflection
    As previously mentioned, last week I presented at the Center for Nonprofit Management's Bridge to Excellence Conference. Below I share a few thoughts. Some of these thoughts I have shared before about other conferences, but I think they bear…
Rank this Week: 276

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 646

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 22

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry
    PrintFrom time to time, you actually get a gift. Last Tuesday, Ruminations received one from Judge Richard A. Posner. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. No shrinking violet is he. The gift was his…
  • May 15

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning
    PrintToday, we’ll be looking at a court’s decision resolving a dispute over the default provisions of a mortgage loan repurchase agreement. Knowing that few readers harvest crops in that vineyard, all we will tell you about such…
  • May 8

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease
    PrintThere’s nothing like a mysterious title to draw the flies. Usually, Ruminations knows its destination before it begins each weekly journey. Not so today. Our long-ago set plan was to rant (once again) about the trees lost in the…
Rank this Week: 498

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • May 22

    Hiding Cash By Structuring Bank Deposit

    Hiding Cash By Structuring Bank Deposit
    In some situations, the transfer of large sums of cash is a red flag that assets have been hidden by money laundering. Government authorities therefore require banks to report their customers who transfer or exchange large sums of cash.…
  • May 11

    Wire Fraud, Bribery & A Private Investigation

    Wire Fraud, Bribery & A Private Investigation
    This is the 10th post in my series about what private investigators can and cannot do legally when searching for assets. The post discusses “K.C.” who was defrauded out of at least $500,000.00 by Patricia Walker-Halstead, a…
  • May 4

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Panama Charly & Helga Glock’s Search For Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Panama Charly & Helga Glock’s Search For Asset
    Moneylaundering.com’s Editor-in-Chief Kieran Beer says at his April 11th article, that the Panama Papers represent “an unparalleled look at the…abuse of shell companies, in this case those created by Panama-based law…
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • May 22

    Use of force, bodycams, and conservative arguments for justice reform

    Use of force, bodycams, and conservative arguments for justice reform
    Recording some links here for my own purposes, but perhaps some Grits readers will find them useful, too:Conservative arguments for justice reform Our pal Vikrant Reddy, of the Koch Institute via the Texas Public Policy Foundation, has been…
  • May 21

    Links on Texas criminal records policy

    Links on Texas criminal records policy
    As two House committees prepare for a joint hearing on Wednesday related to criminal records in Texas, the Legislative Reference Library offered these links for anyone preparing for the event:May 25 Top House Committees on Government…
  • May 21

    Excited delirium: Cause or excuse for deaths in custody?

    Excited delirium: Cause or excuse for deaths in custody?
    This NY Times piece on a Georgia death-in-custody didn't use the phrase "excited delirium," but it's precisely the type of circumstance from which that diagnosis can arise.Grits' contributing writer Amanda Woog asked me recently about…
Rank this Week: 125

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse
    A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably…
  • May 13

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020
    Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is required by both state and federal law to develop and submit a "State Plan on Aging" to the federal government. The Plan is required for Pennsylvania to receive federal…
  • May 5

    Cost of Care 2016

    Cost of Care 2016
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Rank this Week: 894

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate

    CA9: Decision that an award is not &quot;plausible&quot; is insufficient to vacate
    A dispute arose between Drywall Dynamics, Inc and the Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters concerning attempts by the Company to withdraw from a multi employer bargaining arrangement. The Company's initial attempt to terminate its…
  • May 15

    Working below classification, seniority and management right

    Working below classification, seniority and management right
    These were the topics in issue in a recent award by Arbitrator Richard Beens. The dispute arose between Boise White Paper and Steelworkers Local 159 and involved interpretation of the parties' cba. The agreement had what the arbitrator…
  • May 1

    MD Court: Arbitrator exceeded his authority when he relied on a cba provision the County was not authorized to negotiate

    MD Court: Arbitrator exceeded his authority when he relied on a cba provision the County was not authorized to negotiate
    Prince George's County, MD and the Prince George's County Police Civilian Employees Association were parties to a cba that included  language providing that covered employees were entitled to a notice of their eligibility to have a Union…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • May 22

    Lawsuit Alleges Dental Malpractice

    Lawsuit Alleges Dental Malpractice
    Dentists, just like doctors, are required to provide patients with proper care. When you visit the dentist you trust that they will help you, rather than hurt you. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her dentist was negligent,…
  • May 17

    Dentist Blamed for Negligence after Causing Injury

    Dentist Blamed for Negligence after Causing Injury
    Dental procedures are supposed to be safe and, for the most part, pain-free. Yet this was certainly not the case for one local man. The man visited the dentist, and it was determined that he required a tooth extraction. The extraction…
  • May 13

    French “Dentist of Horror” Found Guilty, Sentenced to Jail

    French “Dentist of Horror” Found Guilty, Sentenced to Jail
    Many people are afraid of going to the dentist, even though dental practices have improved greatly over the last decades. Special dental practices even offer gentle dentistry to accommodate terrified patients. One dentist in France has done…
Rank this Week: 859

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Use Of An Automobile

    Use Of An Automobile
    Dallas insurance lawyers understand that a key to being able to help a client is understanding how courts interpret insurance policies. A 14th Court of Appeals opinion gives some insight. The style of the case is, Farmers Insurance Exchange…
  • May 21

    Life Insurance - Beware

    Life Insurance - Beware
    Most attorneys who consider themselves very busy life insurance lawyers can tell you all kinds of war stories about the things life insurance companies and their agents do that is illegal and improper. 60 Minutes ran a story titled…
  • May 19

    ERISA And Life Insurance

    ERISA And Life Insurance
    ERISA lawyers should read the opinion 2016, opinion from the Houston Division, Southern District of Texas. The case is styled, Margaret Myklebust v. McDermott, Inc., et al. Plaintiff sued MetLife seeking a declaration that she is entitled to…
Rank this Week: 274

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
  • May 22

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21
    Forget about bringing the ‘right to be forgotten’ to Canada https://t.co/CjWSHH84GQ – I beg to disagree -> Google Engineer Admits Scrubbing Java References in Android https://t.co/phAdo8U5qu -> Clinical Trials and…
  • May 21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-20

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-20
    Link to decision of UKSC affirming interim privacy injunction in PJS case https://t.co/353BdBzw7Q -> Competition Bureau to examine whether fintech sector should be regulated https://t.co/J8oLZJbQ24 -> Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc.: Who…
  • May 20

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-19

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-19
    Oracle vs. Google: Round 2 https://t.co/9eqoXdyM7S -> Economist: There Was No 'Fair Use' of Java APIs in Android https://t.co/UUJ6jRm25g -> Warren Buffett’s love for IBM is lost on me https://t.co/NZS10ZqnHH -> Music download…
Rank this Week: 483

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • May 22

    How Will California's New Physician Assisted Suicide Law Affect Life Insurance Claims?

    How Will California's New Physician Assisted Suicide Law Affect Life Insurance Claims?
    Beginning June 9, 2016 California will become the fifth state in the US to enact an aid-in-dying law (commonly referred to as physician assisted suicide). The law will allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with prescriptions from…
  • May 21

    Commercial Marine Insurance and Depreciation on Engine

    Commercial Marine Insurance and Depreciation on Engine
    When Hurricanes hit, residential and commercial property are commonly considered when you think of the insurance losses. But in coastal states hurricanes can also have a devastating impact on commercial and recreational marine losses. As…
  • May 19

    United Policyholders Weighs In on Mandatory Arbitration Shenanigans at Texas Department of Insurance

    United Policyholders Weighs In on Mandatory Arbitration Shenanigans at Texas Department of Insurance
    Amy Bach, Executive Director of United Policyholders (“UP”), has shared with me the letter she sent to David Mattox (Texas Commissioner of Insurance) on the issue of mandatory arbitration provisions in homeowner policies. Here is…
Rank this Week: 332

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    Links for 2016-05-21 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-21 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • May 18

    Links for 2016-05-17 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-17 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • May 16

    Links for 2016-05-15 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-15 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • May 21

    Fatality Crash Near Jerome

    Fatality Crash Near Jerome
    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…
  • May 21

    Motorcycle Crash With Injuries in Pocatello

    Motorcycle Crash With Injuries in Pocatello
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • May 21

    Correction - Injury crash on US20 near Hitt Road

    Correction - Injury crash on US20 near Hitt Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 255

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • May 21

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide
    The new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)  is designed to create a federal standard for trade secret protection – and includes remedies that permit federal judicial seizure of stolen trade secrets.  DTSA fills an…
  • May 19

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    As mentioned, I am a panelist at today’s “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami.  I will be “live blogging” the key…
  • May 18

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    Excited to be joining a distinguished group of lawyers to present a highly-interactive workshop called “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami. As readers of…
Rank this Week: 933

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 196

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People
    In United States v. Church, the Defendant quickly learned that some meals can wait.  David Church, Jr. was bringing home fast food when detectives appeared at his door looking to serve him with a warrant for violating his…
  • May 17

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix
    The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Barnes, recently confirmed two well-known facts: (a) it is not a good idea to hide guns in a waterbed; and (b) inmates will continue to ignore the advisory that their…
  • May 13

    The Long and Winding Road

    The Long and Winding Road
    Looking nervous and moving around during a traffic stop (for marginally touching a faded yellow line on a long and winding road) late at night is sufficient to give a police officer reasonable suspicion to detain you, search your person, and…
Rank this Week: 959

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • May 21

    Are You Asking Me or Telling Me?

    Are You Asking Me or Telling Me?
    Consent for DUI Testing Gained by Officer’s Warning of the Law does not Constitute Voluntary Consent…unless Good Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule Applies. This article provides a case over overview and discussion of…
  • Mar 31

    Your Right to Request Change of Judge in Arizona Criminal Court

    Your Right to Request Change of Judge in Arizona Criminal Court
                                                            Questions before the Court The Arizona Rules…
  • Mar 18

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin: The Real Cost of a $10.00 High

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin: The Real Cost of a $10.00 High
    Imagine the lethal game of “Russian Roulette”, but with different rules of chance. Let’s say the chambers in a revolver that holds 6 rounds are all loaded with bullets, except for one chamber. Now the risks have drastically…
Rank this Week: 977

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 21

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding
    The division of business assets between spouses in a divorce can be complicated and tricky. Elizabeth Berardi of New York found this out the hard way. She retained seventy-member law firm, Philps Nizer , in 2000 to draft a marriage agreement…
  • May 17

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma
    Pre-nuptial agreements are so commonplace today that no one gives them a second thought.  They are considered de rigueur in second marriages, particularly where there are children from a first marriage, who panic at the first sign that…
  • May 16

    Hollywood, Stop Bothering Us With Your Inane Political Prattle

    Hollywood, Stop Bothering Us With Your Inane Political Prattle
    Jennifer Lawrence is the latest pretty face to achieve Hollywood success, scooping up an Academy Award for  Silver Linings Playbook in 2012 and achieving fame for her role in The Hunger Games. She was  first recruited by a modelling…
Rank this Week: 197

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Wife Claims Husband Causes Her Undue Stre

    Wife Claims Husband Causes Her Undue Stre
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this family case, the parties were married in August 1973. The wife is presently 52 years of age and the husband is presently 56 years of age. On the date of their marriage, plaintiff was 22 years of age and a…
  • May 20

    Petitioner Files For Custody of Infant

    Petitioner Files For Custody of Infant
    A New York Divorce Lawyer said the petitioner Spouses filed a custody petition for a baby on April 26, 2004. Named as respondents are the unidentified birth parents, and the Children’s Services. The latter has had temporary custody of…
  • May 19

    Mother Seeks Temporary Child Custody

    Mother Seeks Temporary Child Custody
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, recitation, as required by CPLR 2219(a), of the papers considered in the review of the cross motion of the Attorney for the Children seeking, inter alia an order granting the mother temporary child custody…
Rank this Week: 861

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 84

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    East Lansing Riot Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

    East Lansing Riot Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional
    This one got our attention. A district court judge in East Lansing struck down a township ordinance making it a crime to to stand within 300-feet of a fire and not report it to police.The so-called "riot" ordinance was designed to curb the…
  • May 17

    Regulation Crowdfunding

    Regulation Crowdfunding
    StartEngine Co-Founder Ron MillerYesterday a new set of SEC rules took effect that could be a game-changer in the way start-up projects obtain venture capital. The new rules, known as Regulation Crowdfunding, are the culmination of a…
  • May 13

    The Artificially Intelligent Lawyer

    The Artificially Intelligent Lawyer
    Baker Hostetler, a large law firm with offices in cities across the country, has announced it will harness technology in IBM's "Watson" to assist its lawyers with bankruptcy research. The Big Law firm has partnered with Ross Intelligence to…
Rank this Week: 258

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    Airbnb, the popular vacation rental site that allows people to rent out their homes, or stay in other’s homes around the world, is being sued for race discrimination. According to a recent news reports, an African American man has…
  • May 10

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination
    Recently, transgender bathroom laws have received a lot of media attention, and have caused significant controversy in may states. In order to help employers understand their responsibilities and employees under stand their rights, the Equal…
  • Apr 26

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
    On May 3rd, the Georgia legislature is set to vote on the anti-gay “religious liberty” bill, which gives faith based organizations the option to deny certain services to gay people. Proponents argue that the bill protects…
Rank this Week: 783

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
Rank this Week: 521

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 21

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee
    POSITION NOTICE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track…
  • May 20

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!
    Boing Boing is one of my favorite websites. When I was looking at it the other day, I stumbled across a mention of my last academic success book, A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student, which was pretty...
  • May 18

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 630

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 21

    Exhaustion

    Exhaustion
    I have commented on this before–post-CAAF habeas corpus, but a new case from the 9th is time for a reminder. Narula v. Yakubisin (CO, NAVCONBRING Miramar), No. 15-55658 (9th Cir. 17 May 2016). It is common for the military appellant to…
  • May 20

    Words of wisdom

    Words of wisdom
    There is an interesting issue in the UK about an outspoken general officer commenting on political matters.  As you read the article below you’ll see that the UK is no different than the US in response to outspoken flag and general…
  • May 18

    UCI is back in focu

    UCI is back in focu
    The CAAF took the following action last Friday. No. 16-0309/AR. U.S. v. Michael B. O’Connor. CCA 20130853. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and in…
Rank this Week: 262

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Winger v. Meade District Hospital (10th Cir., May 12, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the hospital on Winger's liberty interest claim, but reversing as to Winger's…
  • May 20

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th
    No Employment-Related Case
  • May 9

    Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law

    Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law
    On Friday, May 13, 2016, D. Scott Crook will be a presenter in a Continuing Legal Education event hosted by the National Business Institute entitled Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law.  Mr. Crook will be instructing on important…
Rank this Week: 675

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 679

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Personal Injury Law and Truck Accident Law. Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.truckaccidentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 749

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • May 20

    Taking Steps to Avoid Hospital Mistake

    Taking Steps to Avoid Hospital Mistake
    Opened First Aid KitWhen you visit a hospital in San Diego for a routine procedure, you should not have to worry about sustaining a serious injury as a result of medical negligence. However, medical mistakes happen much more often than any of…
  • May 15

    Brain Injury Markers Present in Former NFL Player

    Brain Injury Markers Present in Former NFL Player
    Just how pervasive are concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among professional athletes? According to a recent article in MedPage Today, a recent study determined that more than 40% of all former NFL players show signs…
  • May 6

    Child Injury Risks at Daycare Facilitie

    Child Injury Risks at Daycare Facilitie
    When you drop off your child at a daycare facility each weekday morning, should you be worried about safety issues? According to a recent report from NBC News, there may be more child injury risks at daycare locations that most parents in San…
Rank this Week: 912

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 20

    Call for Papers: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Profession

    Call for Papers: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Profession
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions has a Call for Papers for its 44th Annual Conference, taking place on March 26-28, 2017 in New York. The Center " invites the…
  • May 20

    Uber Liable for Assaults by Drivers?

    Uber Liable for Assaults by Drivers?
    A federal district court judge in San Francisco has rejected a motion to dismiss two lawsuits that were based on different assaults to passengers by Uber drivers. In its decision, the district court acknowledged the possibility that the…
  • May 18

    AALS Call For Paper

    AALS Call For Paper
    Friend-of-Blog Brad Areheart, current Chair of the Employment Discrimination Section of the AALS, writes to let us know about a Call for Papers for the upcoming annual meeting in San Francisco. The announcement is below: The AALS Employment…
Rank this Week: 236

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
  • Nov 13

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
    Nous sommes tous Parisiens. The post Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité appeared first on Shades of Gray.
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable
    This morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the Bikram yoga case, affirming that a yoga sequence is an uncopyrightable system or method. The plaintiff had obtained a copyright registration for a book in which…
Rank this Week: 821

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    You know, that place where books live...?

    You know, that place where books live...?
    Today's DJ has a great letter to the editor from Bret Christensen of the Riverside County Law Library responding to the May 18 article Bar proposes revised practice skills requirements:The article did not say what skills on which the State…
  • May 19

    Split re anti-SLAPP fee

    Split re anti-SLAPP fee
    Ok, so plaintiff sues defendant, and defendant (of course!) responds with an anti-SLAPP motion. Before the trial court rules on the motion, plaintiff dismisses its case. We all know that when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses in that…
  • May 19

    Storytelling tip

    Storytelling tip
    In today's Recorder, David Dolkas offers Five Steps for Telling the Story of Your Complex Case.Story is the most powerful form of persuasion—as confirmed by every trial advocacy course and book on the art and practice of…
Rank this Week: 204

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • May 20

    Assorted Stupidity #90

    Assorted Stupidity #90
    In this edition: a couple of unnecessary warnings, unexpected hot sauce, a defendant with magic pockets, and an American suspicious of math.        Related StoriesAssorted Stupidity #89Assorted…
  • May 19

    Google Awarded Patent for Sticky Car

    Google Awarded Patent for Sticky Car
    It's not quite as terrible an idea as it sounds.        Related StoriesBill Would Let Cops “Field Test” Your Phone After an AccidentThe TSA's Million-Dollar App (and My Zero-Dollar…
  • May 17

    A Case of “Struck by Turtle” (Almost)

    A Case of &ldquo;Struck by Turtle&rdquo; (Almost)
    I still wouldn't code this as a W59.22, but opinions may vary.        Related StoriesIs It Illegal to Make Your Spouse Ride on the Roof of the Car?Is an Alligator a “Deadly Weapon”? 
Rank this Week: 493

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 201

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 20

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School [This piece originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.] With more tigers in American backyards, basements and bathrooms than the wild, it’s…
  • May 11

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released
    Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund African elephants are running out of time. Homo sapiens, a species that by most accounts is overpopulating the planet, is brutally killing elephants at the rate of 96 per…
  • May 5

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet
    Kathleen Stachowski  Other Nations A bullet stopped Scarface. The famously recognizable grizzly bear with a fan base in Yellowstone was a 25-year-old elder in declining health. Given that fewer than five percent of…
Rank this Week: 566

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 25

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 20

    No Causation Found For Plaintiff Injured by Dorm Fire Alarm

    No Causation Found For Plaintiff Injured by Dorm Fire Alarm
    In Crutchfield v. State, No. M2015-01199-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 18, 2016), plaintiff sued the State for alleged negligence regarding a fire alarm in her college dorm room at Tennessee Technological University (TTU), a state…
  • May 18

    Refusal to Strike HCLA Expert Affirmed

    Refusal to Strike HCLA Expert Affirmed
    In Bogle v. Nighthawk Radiology Services, LLC, No. M2014-01933-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 6, 2016), the dispositive issue was whether the trial court should have stricken defendant’s expert testimony in a health care liability case…
  • May 11

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Legal Malpractice Case

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Legal Malpractice Case
    In Roberts v. Ray, No. E2015-01522-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 13, 2016), the Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment on a legal malpractice claim, finding that there were genuine issues of material fact in the case. Plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 565

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 444

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • May 20

    FDA’s Nutrition Facts Panel Gets a Makeover

    FDA’s Nutrition Facts Panel Gets a Makeover
    In a major step aimed at helping consumers maintain healthy dietary practices, the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on a new nutrition facts panel that will be required on the back of packaged food and…
  • Mar 9

    GMOs: To Label or Not to Label? That is the Question

    GMOs: To Label or Not to Label? That is the Question
    As the days grow longer and the snow starts to melt, so, too, does the debate on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling begin to heat up. This is because Vermont’s Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act—which requires that…
  • Apr 24

    The Egg Salmonella Sentencing: An Exercise in Imagination

    The Egg Salmonella Sentencing: An Exercise in Imagination
    Indulge me for just a moment in an exercise in whimsy. Except as will be expressly described below, any resemblance to real persons or substances, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Imagine if you will that in the processing of a…
Rank this Week: 669

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • May 20

    Helping Human Trafficking Victim

    Helping Human Trafficking Victim
    Human trafficking is a crime that unfortunately happens around the globe, and not just in the U.S.  Not only are women often exploited, men and children often become victims as well.  Age isn’t a factor, as unscrupulous people…
  • May 14

    Female Sex Offender

    Female Sex Offender
    Most people who think of sex offenders automatically believe a male is the perpetrator. The fact is, the incidence of sexual violence or assault involving women who are the offenders is growing. While the tendency to commit sexual crimes can…
  • May 6

    Evidence Gathering Mistakes in Sex Crime

    Evidence Gathering Mistakes in Sex Crime
    From gathering evidence illegally to not gathering evidence which could potentially support a client’s innocence when accused of a sex crime, there are many mistakes made in the obtaining/handling of evidence.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 212