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Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
Rank this Week: 55

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 177

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    DEAD IN ABSENTIA LAWS

    DEAD IN ABSENTIA LAWS
    LEGALLY DEAD BUT STILL ALIVE New York like every other state in the nation has a law to deal with people who go missing and are presumed dead. Most states follow the common law time of seven years, although New York has a three year…
  • Feb 6

    FEDERAL COURT EXCEPTION TO PROBATE JURISDICTION

    FEDERAL COURT EXCEPTION TO PROBATE JURISDICTION
    FEDERAL COURTS ARE COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION There is little question that Federal Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. If there is neither original jurisdiction, meaning a question of federal law or rights that arise as a…
  • Feb 3

    ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN WILL OR TRUST

    ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN WILL OR TRUST
    NEW YORK RULE ON ARBITRATION FOR PROBATE DISPUTES The idea of using quasijudicial means to settle disputes is as old as the country itself. More specifically arbitration is a method that parties utilize that is usually cheaper, quicker and…
Rank this Week: 930

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Feb 9

    Justice Sotomayor Discusses Juries and Juror

    Justice Sotomayor Discusses Juries and Juror
    This past Monday Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was at NYU Law School to discuss the American jury. The event was part of an ongoing assessment by the Civil Jury Project to examine the current state of the civil jury...
  • Feb 9

    The Politics of Jury Trial in Nineteenth Century Ireland

    The Politics of Jury Trial in Nineteenth Century Ireland
    Niamh Howlin The Politics of Jury Trial in Nineteenth Century Ireland Abstract: This article considers aspects of lay participation in the Irish justice system, focusing on some political dimensions of the trial jury in the nineteenth…
  • Feb 4

    Democracy, Epistemology and the Problem of All-White Jurie

    Democracy, Epistemology and the Problem of All-White Jurie
    Annabelle Lever Democracy, Epistemology and the Problem of All-White Juries Abstract: Does it matter that almost all juries in England and Wales are all-White? Does it matter, even if this result is the unintended and undesired result of…
Rank this Week: 615

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Feb 9

    NOTE: Don’t Wear Pajamas to Court

    NOTE: Don’t Wear Pajamas to Court
    Don't wear them out of the house, actually, but if you must, at least don't wear them to court.          
  • Feb 3

    Assorted Stupidity #84

    Assorted Stupidity #84
    In this edition: the return of Beezow; a 50,000-volt penalty for talking in court; the South Carolina Legislature wastes some (more) time, and a defense to remember.        Related StoriesAssorted…
  • Jan 31

    Topless Gardener Scrapes Bottom of Barrel

    Topless Gardener Scrapes Bottom of Barrel
    I have nothing against toplessness, but am anti-defrauding-the-elderly.          
Rank this Week: 149

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas…

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas appeals.  In the first, the en banc panel settles a question about what "clearly established federal law" governs a claim, and rules in favor of a California state prisoner.  In the second, a…
  • Feb 9

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113…

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113 (Rosenthal, DJ (S.D. Tex.) with Kozinski and Tallman) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated a sentence for false statements and perjury and remanded for resentencing because the sentencing judge failed to make…
  • Feb 9

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the…

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the codefendant in this case.]Smith v. Schriro, Nos. 96-99025, 96-99026, 10-99011 (Reinhardt with Schroeder, dissent by Callahan) --- The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of an Arizona…
Rank this Week: 156

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Freedom at Malheur

    Freedom at Malheur
    For the militia, freedom means using the public lands at Malheur and the surrounding area for ranching, logging and mining.
  • Feb 2

    Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the Voicele

    Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the Voicele
    Agribusiness leaders want to hide the suffering of the animals they kill and of the workers who kill and butcher them.
  • Feb 1

    This Land is Our Land – Not Militant Ranchers’

    This Land is Our Land – Not Militant Ranchers’
    The group that is currently occupying a national wildlife refuge is part of an industry that causes the destruction of wilderness and the slaughter of native wildlife – all in the name of profit.
Rank this Week: 682

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Feb 9

    A special note of thanks to our client

    A special note of thanks to our client
    I wrote my first blog post on April 10, 2005, and I have published 968 posts since then.  To be candid, not all of the posts related to client service issues, the blog’s name notwithstanding.  But a good many of the posts have…
  • Feb 9

    “We just raise them every year.”

    “We just raise them every year.”
    Great article by Sara Randazzo in today’s Wall Street Journal, Legal Fees Cross New Mark: $1,500 an Hour.  Set aside the wisdom of such rates when firms provide discounts on demand and realization rates average near 80%.  What…
  • Feb 2

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?

    Is the time coming when an innovative Law Department will custom design its law firm?
    Most complain that their law firms are not meeting their needs. Some law departments bring work in-house.  Some change law firms.  But the problems persist. Outside the law department, companies solve this kind of problem by…
Rank this Week: 119

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Feb 9

    Time to Get Rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Time to Get Rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy grounds.  As I explain: The new Consumer Financial…
  • Feb 5

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)
    The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom is an annual data compilation that provides an ordinal ranking of economic freedom in nations throughout the world, based on such country-specific measures of economic liberty as…
  • Feb 4

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer
    On Wednesday, the International Center for Law & Economics, along with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the appellants in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereo…
Rank this Week: 597

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Feb 9

    Woman Wins $10 Million in TVM Lawsuit

    Woman Wins $10 Million in TVM Lawsuit
    As lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) products go to trial, our team of TVM lawyers are happy to announce victories on behalf of severely injured women. In one of the latest verdicts, a woman in Delaware was…
  • Jan 21

    Flint Residents File Lawsuits over Contaminated Water

    Flint Residents File Lawsuits over Contaminated Water
    Residents of Michigan’s second-largest city recently filed three class action lawsuits against the city, state and federal government. The lawsuits center on Flint’s contaminated water supply. Our team of lead poisoning attorneys…
  • Jan 5

    IVC Filters Kept on Market Despite Known Fatal Flaw

    IVC Filters Kept on Market Despite Known Fatal Flaw
    According to C.R. Bard’s internal documents, the company was well aware that its G2, G2 Express and Recovery IVC filters were associated with dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Despite this knowledge, Bard kept its IVC filters…
Rank this Week: 513

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 189

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 9

    Map of the day--Dams removed since 1936

    Map of the day--Dams removed since 1936
    American Rivers provides this cool interactive map of all dams removed in the US since 1936. It does have a few little quirks, including locating an Illinois dam a bit too far west on the Clearwater River in Idaho. But...
  • Feb 9

    Nolon on Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure

    Nolon on Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure
    John Nolon (Pace) has posted Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure (Environmental Law Reporter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article is adapted from Chapter Seven of John R. Nolon, Protecting the Environment…
  • Feb 9

    Henning & Freyermuth on the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposit

    Henning & Freyermuth on the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposit
    William Henning (Texas A&M) & Wilson Freyermuth (Missouri) have posted Article 9 and the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposits (University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Each…
Rank this Week: 328

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 294

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    How To Keep Our Children Safe Going To School

    How To Keep Our Children Safe Going To School
    This New Device Protects KidsYou would think having a huge yellow vehicle with flashing lights and a bright red stop sign would be enough to alert drivers to stop for a school bus. Unfortunately, motorists often ignore these glaring warning…
  • Feb 8

    Denton Wreck Claims Lives Of Two Children

    Denton Wreck Claims Lives Of Two Children
    Four-Vehicle Pileup Collision at Dangerous Intersection Two children were killed and one was seriously injured when a speeding pickup truck hit the three vehicles stopped at a red light late Saturday afternoon. Our prayers go out to the…
  • Feb 5

    Prime Time For DWI's? Be Careful This Super Bowl Sunday

    Prime Time For DWI's? Be Careful This Super Bowl Sunday
    Wonderful PSA From Legendary ActressScreen and stage star Dame Helen Mirren delivered a drunk driving PSA message that is worthy of an Emmy award. The graceful British actress has a knack for putting drunk drivers in their place. After…
Rank this Week: 533

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 9

    Securities litigation is back ... and that's bad new

    Securities litigation is back ... and that's bad new
    Cornerstone Research reports (via D&O Diary): Not only were securities class action lawsuit filings in 2015 at their highest levels since 2008, but the likelihood that a U.S.-listed company would... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 6

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006
    For dinner tonight I made Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy from Cook's Illustrated (so that we could go to the Vigil Mass and have dinner ready when we got home). Beef Burgundy? Maybe a Burgundy wine? So I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 101

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    In Texas, A Hospital Ethics Panel - Not the Patient or Family - Decides Whether to End Care

    In Texas, A Hospital Ethics Panel - Not the Patient or Family - Decides Whether to End Care
    A new story in the Houston Press covers the operation of dispute resolution procedures in the Texas Advance Directives Act. I cover this in more detail in a forthcoming long article in 16(1) QUT Law Review.
  • Feb 8

    Living, Dying, and the Problem with Hope

    Living, Dying, and the Problem with Hope
    In this 20-minute TEDx talk Dr. Leslie Blackhall, Head of Palliative Care at the University of Virginia, identifies misplaced "hope" as a key cause of non-beneficial medical interventions.   Blackhall argues that accepting dying as a…
  • Feb 7

    "That Dragon, Cancer" - A Journey of Hope in the Shadow of Death [EOL in Art 199]

    "That Dragon, Cancer" - A Journey of Hope in the Shadow of Death [EOL in Art 199]
    “That Dragon, Cancer” is a new video game about Joel Green, a terminally ill 5-year-old, and his parents.  It sounds more (meaningfully) sad than fun.  For example, the game withholds some control from the player as an…
Rank this Week: 197

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Feb 9

    Senator Johnson Is “More Panicked” About State of the Nation Now Than Five Years Ago

    Senator Johnson Is “More Panicked” About State of the Nation Now Than Five Years Ago
    Ron Johnson says he gets a big smile on his face when the airplane he is aboard lifts off from Reagan National Airport in Washington and he knows he’s heading to Wisconsin. So why not leave a place Johnson calls a frustrating center of…
  • Feb 8

    A Cuban Perspective on International Law

    A Cuban Perspective on International Law
    As a member of the group of students and faculty who recently visited Cuba, I want to concur in all of the prior posts that expressed how fascinating it was to tour Havana, learn about some of the history, and in particular interact…
  • Feb 7

    Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team
    A group of Marquette students just finished an extremely successful weekend at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which took place in Chicago. The team of Matt Ackmann, Joel Chappelle, Solomon Gatton, and…
Rank this Week: 894

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Advisory Alert: Second CMP Assessed for HIPAA Violation

    Advisory Alert: Second CMP Assessed for HIPAA Violation
    Do You Know Where Your Data Is? For only the second time in its history, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has imposed a civil money penalty (CMP) on a covered entity for allegedly violating…
  • Feb 8

    Advisory Alert: FCC CPNI Certification due March 1

    Advisory Alert: FCC CPNI Certification due March 1
    Upcoming Open Internet Rules may soon expand CPNI-Type Obligations to Broadband Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its annual CPNI “Enforcement Advisory,” reminding telecommunications and interconnected…
  • Feb 8

    Is Privacy Tourism Coming to Britain?

    Is Privacy Tourism Coming to Britain?
    The United Kingdom is known for Downton Abbey, earl grey tea and libel tourism.  Yes, there are have been countless lawsuits over free speech transcending continents, but as of May 2012 the British government overhauled such libel…
Rank this Week: 943

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Falin v. The Roberts Co. Field Services, Inc. – Defining “Suitable Employment” for TPD

    Falin v. The Roberts Co. Field Services, Inc. – Defining “Suitable Employment” for TPD
    It was, in a sense, a single comma that was the deciding factor in the workers’ compensation case of Falin v. The Roberts Co. Field Services, Inc., recently before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Central to this case is North…
  • Feb 7

    Top Workers’ Compensation Issues in 2016

    Top Workers’ Compensation Issues in 2016
    A recent Safety National webinar asked a panel of industry professionals to discuss the top trends and concerns for workers’ compensation this year. The consensus was that in 2016, we should be looking out for: Federal interest in state…
  • Feb 4

    Prescription Opioid Use a Threat to Worker Safety

    Prescription Opioid Use a Threat to Worker Safety
    The issue of worker safety and opiod use is one that is garnering increased attention, most recently by South Carolina Public Radio. The station details how not only are injured workers taking the prescribed medication at risk…
Rank this Week: 590

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 9

    Personality disorder

    Personality disorder
    When will we ever learn?  The story here is about a lawsuit by lawyer Moira Bernstein, who complains, on behalf of a purported class, that by listing her plain-vanilla attorney name and address and regular old directory information…
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    How important is copyright registration?

    How important is copyright registration?
    Originally posted 2007-12-28 10:31:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis important  (pdf). As a New York Law Journal article (sub. reqd.) puts it, The Second Circuit’s decision in In re Literary Works substantially limits the…
Rank this Week: 168

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Laguna Beach Car Accident Causes Major Injurie

    Laguna Beach Car Accident Causes Major Injurie
    Two people were seriously injured in a Laguna Beach car accident, which officials said, involved two vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury crash occurred the night of February 8, 2016 on Coast…
  • Feb 9

    Irvine Construction Accident Proves Fatal

    Irvine Construction Accident Proves Fatal
    Paul Nagle, 60, was killed in a construction accident in Irvine. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal workplace accident occurred the morning of February 2, 2016 in a commercial construction site at 15100…
  • Feb 4

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash
    Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter.…
Rank this Week: 32

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

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

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    One Critically Injured in Orange DUI Collision

    One Critically Injured in Orange DUI Collision
    Three men were injured, one critically, in a suspected DUI crash in Orange. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 2, 2016 at the intersection of East Chapman Avenue…
  • Feb 9

    Fatal Santa Ana Car Accident Involves Red Light Runner

    Fatal Santa Ana Car Accident Involves Red Light Runner
    Mitchell Viturino, 61, was fatally injured in a car accident early morning on February 8, 2016 after officials say a speeding driver ran a red light and struck his vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal…
  • Jan 8

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash
    A pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Westwood area car accident, which officials said, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred near the corner of Wilshire…
Rank this Week: 82

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 9

    New Developments in Drone Proliferation: How Africa was Deployed to Rescue Drone

    New Developments in Drone Proliferation: How Africa was Deployed to Rescue Drone
    Debates on global drone proliferation tend to assume that adoption and adaptation of drones follow a universal logic and that the drone industry is a singular thing, geographically concentrated in the Global North. In this blog post I argue…
  • Feb 8

    The beginning of the end of border-free Schengen?

    The beginning of the end of border-free Schengen?
    With Austria, Germany and Slovenia reintroducing or rather strengthening border controls amid the refugee and migrant crisis following the suit of other European countries like France, Sweden, Denmark and Norway many of us are now…
  • Feb 8

    Introducing Isabel Mota Borge

    Introducing Isabel Mota Borge
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Isabel Mota Borges as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Isabel is a qualified registered lawyer holding a Licenciatura (five-year law degree) from the University of Coimbra, Faculty of law,…
Rank this Week: 21

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 644

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Broker Daniel McPherson

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Broker Daniel McPherson
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Daniel McPherson (McPherson). According to BrokerCheck records McPherson is subject to two…
  • Feb 9

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Gopi Vungarala and Purshe Kaplan Sterling Over Fraudulent Commission Charge

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Gopi Vungarala and Purshe Kaplan Sterling Over Fraudulent Commission Charge
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a complaint filed by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Gopi Krishna Vungarala (Vungarala) and his brokerage firm Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments (Purshe…
  • Feb 8

    Investor Recovery Options for RAAM Global Energy Company Losse

    Investor Recovery Options for RAAM Global Energy Company Losse
    The investment attorneys with Gana LLP continue to report on investor related losses in oil and gas and commodities related investments. Investors may have potential legal remedies due to unsuitable recommendations by their broker to invest…
Rank this Week: 118

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 315

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 9

    Make Money Monday: Paid Client Consults Without Avvo or the ABA

    Make Money Monday: Paid Client Consults Without Avvo or the ABA
    Both Avvo and the ABA have recognized the need for individuals and small business owners to get quick answers from lawyers. To this end, Avvo launched Avvo Advisors last year where a user can pay 39 bucks for a fifteen minute Q and A session…
  • Feb 4

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?

    Does StandIn Stand Up for Solo and Small Law Firms?
    Scrolling through #LegalTech on Twitter, a new name came across my feed: StandIn, described as kind of an Uber for court appearances. Since many other #altlaw sites that self-describe as Uber rarely live up to the hype, I decided to see how…
  • Feb 2

    Solo Snags Bill Cosby As A Client Through Television Appearance

    Solo Snags Bill Cosby As A Client Through Television Appearance
    Do appearances as a commentator on local or national television translate into phone calls or clients? Not really, is the consensus of my solo and small law firm colleagues who’ve made it onto the air.  While my colleagues all…
Rank this Week: 450

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Feb 9

    101 Motion Denied / Motions to Strike Expert Testimony Denied

    101 Motion Denied / Motions to Strike Expert Testimony Denied
    Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc., 2:14cv906 (2/6/16) (Payne, J.) Judge Payne recommended denial of the defendant's 101 motion in this case which began trial yesterday in Marshall. The Court found that the claims were not directed toward…
  • Feb 3

    Two more patent verdict

    Two more patent verdict
    Eastern District juries have returned a couple more patent verdicts in the past week. In the first, in Judge Mazzant's court in Sherman the jury found the asserted claims infringed, not invalid, and assessed $1,095,807.30 in lost sales and…
  • Jan 28

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?
    As readers know, I have been keeping a close watch on local trends in patent cases since the patent docket emerged in the early 1990's, from the plaintiffs' anni horribili of 2007 and 2013 - to which we can now...
Rank this Week: 210

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

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

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Feb 9

    Investigate Franchises Carefully Before Investing or Buying

    Investigate Franchises Carefully Before Investing or Buying
    In the Des Moines Register today there is an article about a food truck franchiser that allegedly got cross-wise with investors and franchisees. The article shows just how critical it is to perform due diligence when it relates to franchises…
  • Feb 2

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up
    The Iowa caucus may be over but just so we wouldn’t lose all the media attention today we decided to have a snowstorm to keep media in our state for at least another day. As I predicted last week Ted Cruz end up victorious on the…
  • Jan 29

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse
    The Iowa Caucus is this coming Monday, February 1, 2016. Many in Iowa claim to be happy when the caucus is over but secretly we like all the attention because Iowa only receives this kind of attention every presidential election cycle. So who…
Rank this Week: 491

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    As Technology And Humanity Converge, Is Injury Accident or Assault?

    As Technology And Humanity Converge, Is Injury Accident or Assault?
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”   A very interesting article was recently published by the news website…
  • Feb 2

    What Legal Claims Are Possible After The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis?

    What Legal Claims Are Possible After The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis?
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”   At this point chances are you’ve heard of the ongoing crisis in…
  • Jan 26

    GM Appears To Have Dodged A Bullet In First Ignition Switch Lawsuit

    GM Appears To Have Dodged A Bullet In First Ignition Switch Lawsuit
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”   It was a case that experts on both sides of the legal spectrum have been…
Rank this Week: 921

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Electrical Injuries Can Be Avoided

    Electrical Injuries Can Be Avoided
      Electrical injuries usually result direct contact with the source of electricity. While some injuries can be minor like first-degree burns, there can be very serious damage internally that is Read More The post Electrical Injuries Can…
  • Feb 5

    No Refusal for DWI’s for Super Bowl Weekend?

    No Refusal for DWI’s for Super Bowl Weekend?
        The no refusal program which Houston implemented sometime ago for areas surrounding Houston will most likely be gearing up once again for the Super Bowl weekend. All in Read More The post No Refusal for DWI’s for Super…
  • Feb 1

    Why You Should Wait For The Police After An Auto Accident

    Why You Should Wait For The Police After An Auto Accident
        I’ve been practicing personal injury law for three decades in the greater Houston area. Undoubtedly one of the greatest areas of frustration for people who have been injured Read More The post Why You Should Wait For The…
Rank this Week: 873

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Feb 9

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner
    Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout. The post How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 9

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing
    The thumb drives gathering dust in your desk drawer could help to open one of the world's most closed countries. The post Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 8

    It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence

    It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence
    John Perry Barlow stands by his Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, the libertarian idea that lit up the Internet on this day in 1996. The post It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 16

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 378

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Major Money Laundering Case Settled by the SEC in Miami

    Major Money Laundering Case Settled by the SEC in Miami
    This week the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that E.S. Financial Services, a Miami based brokerage firm, settled what could have been a major criminal case with an agreed $ 1 million penalty payment to settle the charges and…
  • Feb 5

    The Bill Cosby On-Again, Off-Again, Now On-Again Prosecution in Pennsylvania

    The Bill Cosby On-Again, Off-Again, Now On-Again Prosecution in Pennsylvania
    Bill Cosby was dealt a stunning setback and a legal major rebuke by a Pennsylvania state court judge this week. His lawyers filed court papers asking the judge to stop the newly renewed prosecution of three sexual assault charges filed…
  • Feb 4

    Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Case Nets $6 Million Dollar

    Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Case Nets $6 Million Dollar
    On January 27, 2016, the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs issued a press release announcing its victory in a Virginia federal court where a gas station owner pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United…
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Feb 9

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service
    At yesterday's Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 105, Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. This resolution is a product of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.…
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
Rank this Week: 186

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail
    Source: Straits Times (2 February 2016)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/man-cleared-of-murder-after-over-20-years-in-jailSHANGHAI • A man jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder has been acquitted, the latest in a…
  • Jan 31

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen
    Source: BBC News (1 February 2016)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35457033Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said.Huugjilt was 18 when he was…
  • Jan 25

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll
    Source: International Business Times (25 January 2016)http://www.ibtimes.co.in/saudi-arabia-executions-reach-53-january-one-third-2015-toll-664513Saudi Arabia has continued its spree of executions relentlessly since the beginning of this…
Rank this Week: 245

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 9

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint
    By: David A. Smith When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “You’re not gonna use this story, are you Mr. Scott?” The secret of Twitter or Facebook, or the political arcs…
  • Feb 8

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!
    By: David A. Smith   When you don’t pay your electric bill, the company shuts off the power.  When you exhaust your credit card, the company cuts you off.  And when you’re unable to prepay old bond issues, this…
  • Feb 4

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte Whenever a government decides to…
Rank this Week: 362

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 861

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 9

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction
    Argentina faces a complicated task in settling with its remaining holdouts, but there has been recent progress. The country has agreed to settlement terms with a large group of Italian bondholders and, most recently, several US hedge funds.…
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
  • Feb 1

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt
    The Russian government has announced announced that it plans to initiate legal proceedings against Ukraine by the end of the month to recover the $3 billion in bond debt now in default. It's not yet clear whether the proceedings will...
Rank this Week: 349

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Series: Contract Glossary of Term

    Series: Contract Glossary of Term
    There are a massive number of terms used to talk about contracts in the legal world. Most of these terms are legalese, meaning they are only used among legal professionals. We’ll spend a few posts translating a glossary of contract…
  • Feb 4

    3 Reasons to Customize Articles of Incorporation

    3 Reasons to Customize Articles of Incorporation
    Articles of Incorporation make up a document you file with a state when you start a business. It legally establishes the business and is required by statute. You don’t need Articles of Incorporation if you’re forming a…
  • Feb 2

    3 Ways B-Visa Saves Time

    3 Ways B-Visa Saves Time
    There are two types of B-Visas: B-1 and B-2. The B-1 Visitor Visa is for business professionals or those traveling to the U.S. for a business-like purpose (like settling an estate). The B-2 Visitor Visa is for individuals traveling to the…
Rank this Week: 747

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term
    Wolters Kluwer, in its IP Today newsletter, provided a chart here listing the current "U.S. Supreme Court Docket, October 2015 Term — Intellectual Property Cases," with links to the docket sheet, the lower court ruling, and many of the…
  • Feb 8

    WYHA? "HEALTHY HEMP" Merely Descriptive of Hemp-Containing Baked Goods, Says TTAB

    WYHA? "HEALTHY HEMP" Merely Descriptive of Hemp-Containing Baked Goods, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register HEALTHY HEMP, finding it merely descriptive of "bakery goods; breads; tortillas; all of the foregoing containing hemp" [HEMP disclaimed]. Applicant argued that the mark as a whole "has…
  • Feb 5

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant
    The Board was not pleased with Applicant Rani Sachdev's motion for a protective order, filed on the day her discovery responses were due. It denied the motion as deficient and meritless, ordered Sachdev to show cause why sanctions should not…
Rank this Week: 212

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 9

    U.S. Patent No. 8,678,928: System and method to deliver video game

    U.S. Patent No. 8,678,928: System and method to deliver video game
    U.S. Patent No. 8,678,928: System and method to deliver video gamesIssued Mar. 25, 2014, to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.Summary:The ‘928 patent covers set-top boxes that rely on user logins to access previous game information.…
  • Feb 3

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist
    I don't normally post job openings, but this one looked cool. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for someone that researches, negotiates, obtains, and documents licenses from copyright holders to use images of NPG collection objects in…
  • Feb 2

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution
    U.S. Patent 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distributionIssued Sep. 17, 2013, to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.Summary:The ‘151 patent describes a system for selecting games from a content provider. A user selects a game…
Rank this Week: 931

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/
  • Feb 9

    7 Tips For A Successful Asset Search

    7 Tips For A Successful Asset Search
    TIPS FROM EARLIER ASSET SEARCH BLOG ARTICLES THAT MAY HELP YOU RECOVER HIDDEN ASSETS: FIND LAUNDERED ASSETS—Launderers hide assets by washing them through a money laundering circuit with laundering links.  Laundering links can be…
  • Feb 2

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore
    The following may help you pursue an asset search if your adversary conceals large amounts of money in offshore bank accounts: I.  FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL When an adversary hides funds at an offshore bank there is an electronic…
  • Jan 25

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset
    This January 18th video depicts three 250 pound GBU-39 bombs dropped by B-1 or F-18 aircraft, in rapid succession on the same spot of the roof of an ISIS cash depot near Mosul, Iraq. As of last week, it was the ninth ISIS cash depot…
Rank this Week: 324

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Part 35 (After Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta

    Part 35 (After Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta
    "A LOVELY TWIRL" By - Miti Gupta  Part 35 - After Party After the party all the 4th year students were standing on the college's gate, with their luggage. Leaving the college was something painful. They were all hugging…
  • Feb 9

    Part 34 (Its My Surprise) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta

    Part 34 (Its My Surprise) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta
    "A LOVELY TWIRL" By - Miti Gupta  Part 34 - Its My Surprise Then the award function began, of various titles organised by the juniors to honour their seniors. The host began to announce the awards, the first award went in the…
  • Feb 9

    Part 33 (At The Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta

    Part 33 (At The Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta
    "A LOVELY TWIRL" By - Miti Gupta  Part 33 - At The Party He set all the things according to his plan n it seemed to be flawless . Then he moved towards his room n dressed himself in a black tie , highlighting his personality…
Rank this Week: 847