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Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • May 23

    Domestic Abuse | Custody & Visitation / Parenting Time

    Domestic Abuse | Custody & Visitation / Parenting Time
    When domestic abuse and children are involved, divorce and custody can be the epitome of high-stakes conflict and frustration and all too frequently protective parents lose custody of their child to a named abuser. Domestic Abuse, Child…
  • May 14

    Helping Children Adjust to Separation and Divorce Issues through Bibliotherapy

    Helping Children Adjust to Separation and Divorce Issues through Bibliotherapy
    Bibliotherapy is very helpful to children. Reading a book about a child who has the same or a similar problem helps children feel comfort that they are not alone--not the only one with this problem--but also helps them develop solutions.
  • Apr 30

    A Practitioner's Guide to the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act

    A Practitioner's Guide to the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
    When a parent fears that the other parent may abduct the child or children to a foreign country not a party to the Hague Convention--which means that the likelihood of a return is slim to none--it is appropriate for an ex parte order to issue…
Rank this Week: 588

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Slow Down! Boston, Cambridge and Other Cities Have Dropped Speeds to 25 MPH

    Slow Down! Boston, Cambridge and Other Cities Have Dropped Speeds to 25 MPH
    Over the past year, Boston, Cambridge and several other communities have lowered speed limits from 30 to 25 mph, with a goal of creating safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists. Now it is Quincy’s turn. Last week, the Quincy City…
  • May 15

    Cyclists Get Ready for Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival

    Cyclists Get Ready for Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival
    Boston Bike to Work Festival 2016 Breakstone, White & Gluck is pleased to participate in the National Bike to Work Day Festival on Boston City Hall Plaza this Friday. The festival is hosted by the City of Boston, which says, “We…
  • May 4

    Partnering With the Cambridge Police Department to Protect Kids Riding Bike

    Partnering With the Cambridge Police Department to Protect Kids Riding Bike
    From 2016: Attorney Ron Gluck and Attorney David White joined Cambridge police officers and students at the Cambridgeport School. Breakstone, White & Gluck was there to donate bicycle helmets as part of our Project KidSafe campaign.…
Rank this Week: 471

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 23

    Non-profit ED and Wife Guilty of Mortgage Fraud and Corruption

    Non-profit ED and Wife Guilty of Mortgage Fraud and Corruption
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kwame Insaidoo 60, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the former executive director of United Block Association (“UBA”), a New York-based non-profit organization, and his wife Roxanna Insaidoo, 63, Bay Shore,…
  • May 23

    Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Attorney Sentenced to Prison

    Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Attorney Sentenced to Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Drew Alia, 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attorney, was sentence to a 12 month and 1 day term of imprisonment for willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for tax years 2010 through 2013 . Alia…
  • May 23

    Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty In Borrower Kickback Scheme

    Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty In Borrower Kickback Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Thomas L. Boyd, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, are real estate investor, pled guilty to bank fraud.  In September 2016, Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a scheme to fraudulently…
Rank this Week: 3

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
  • May 23

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  • May 19

    Collision Reconstruction Can Make a Difference in Your Preventable Injury Case

    Collision Reconstruction Can Make a Difference in Your Preventable Injury Case
    Sometimes you need to present your injury case for a jury, or in anticipation of a jury trial. Usually such settings can include a settlement conference with a judge, or a mediation. Consider hiring a collision reconstructionist that can…
  • May 5

    Ten Car Collision Pile Up on Interstate 15 & Mira Mesa Blvd

    Ten Car Collision Pile Up on Interstate 15 & Mira Mesa Blvd
    CASE NAME: Jose Cervantes v. Nestor Garcia, CAL-STATE Auto Parts, Inc. Case No. 37-2015-00012711-CU-PA-CTL, Judge Kevin Enright.Mr. Cervantes was an injured passenger in a work truck where a Ford F-650 caused a 10-vehicle collision pile up on…
Rank this Week: 274

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season

    Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season
    At the start of summer, associations should evaluate their pool rules and procedures in addition to conducting all of the necessary inspections of their pools, spas and related equipment. With the help of qualified professionals, the…
  • May 11

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You
    Condo & HOA Board Members May be Neglecting the Duties You are Owed Are you concerned that the developer of your condominium did not deliver on the promises made to you when you purchased your condominium unit?  Are you concerned…
  • May 9

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t
    The other South Florida community association attorneys at our firm and I are often called upon by our clients with questions regarding how to more efficiently run their board meetings and control the conduct of members during those…
Rank this Week: 734

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • May 23

    Did the Supreme Court Just Close the Door on Eastern District of Texas Patent Plaintiffs?

    Did the Supreme Court Just Close the Door on Eastern District of Texas Patent Plaintiffs?
    For over 25 years, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts have interpreted the patent venue statute 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) to allow plaintiffs to bring patent infringement cases against a…
  • May 18

    Googling Google

    Googling Google
    “I googled it …” has become ubiquitous in every day conversation. Many of us refer to “googling” as the act of searching the internet regardless of whether we use the Google search engine to do so.  But has…
  • May 11

    Everything Old is New Again!* Not So!

    Everything Old is New Again!* Not So!
    *This line is the title of a song written by Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager that was performed in Bob Fosse’s movie “All that Jazz.”  The song was a hit, and the phrase has a lot of relevance to everyday life, but…
Rank this Week: 115

InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

Covers legal and compliance issues faced by executives and general counsels.

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • May 23

    No Harm, No Foul? No Way!

    No Harm, No Foul? No Way!
    Here’s a risk management tip for employers who aren’t located in California but decide they need to hire people residing in the Golden State.   Many states permit employers to include non-compete clauses in their employment…
  • May 17

    Consultative Consulting Agreement

    Consultative Consulting Agreement
    Congratulations! You have decided to start a consulting business so other business leaders may access the wisdom you have accumulated in your career.   Here’s a tool to help you prepare a tightly-focused Consulting Agreement that…
  • May 9

    Using a Sales Contract that Speeds up Getting to Ye

    Using a Sales Contract that Speeds up Getting to Ye
    In our post Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers we suggested:   Write a Sales Contract that Speeds Up Getting to Yes.   Do you have a sales contract that you copied off the Internet, or a 20 page … Continue…
Rank this Week: 506

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • May 23

    Man Killed in Long Beach DUI Crash

    Man Killed in Long Beach DUI Crash
    A 31-year-old Seal Beach resident was killed in a Long Beach car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the victim was a passenger in a 2000 Toyota Avalon…
  • May 8

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident
    Six people were injured, one seriously, in South Los Angles car accident early morning on May 4, 2017. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred in the 1800 block of East Vernon Avenue. Police said the collision possibly occurred…
  • May 8

    Teen Bicyclist Killed in Redondo Beach Bus Accident

    Teen Bicyclist Killed in Redondo Beach Bus Accident
    Ciara Smith, 13, of Redondo Beach was killed in a bicycle accident after the bike she was riding was struck by a bus on a busy roadway. According to a City News Service report, the incident occurred the evening of May 5, 2017 at the northwest…
Rank this Week: 71

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 23

    Briefs Now Available Free - Enhance Your Practice

    Briefs Now Available Free - Enhance Your Practice
      Jenkins has launched a new user interface for our Court Records and Briefs. Members can now search full text documents & view and download electronic Briefs for free!Briefs are a great resource to get insight into legal…
  • May 16

    Members Recognized in PBJ's 40 UNDER 40

    Members Recognized in PBJ's 40 UNDER 40
    Robert J. "B.J." Clark, Ballard Spahr LLP Meghan Rohling Kelly, Dechert LLP ‏ Meredith Slawe, Drinker Biddle John S. Stapleton, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller Congratulations to our members "on the rise" who are…
  • May 12

    Philadelphia Code of Ordinances Prior Edition

    Philadelphia Code of Ordinances Prior Edition
    The Philadelphia Code represents the official codification of City Ordinances. The First Edition, mandated in 1951 by the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, became effective February 29, 1956. The current edition is the Eleventh Edition, the…
Rank this Week: 438

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 23

    The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Accomplishing More, One Task at a Time

    The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Accomplishing More, One Task at a Time
    Jeff Skott, a Lead Solutions Architect for LexisNexis, gives his thoughts on how lawyers can accomplish more – by doing one thing at a time: “A few months ago, at a restaurant in Houston, I... The post The Busy Lawyer’s…
  • May 22

    Social Media Ethics for In-House Counsel (Free Ethics CLE, NYC, 5/31)

    Social Media Ethics for In-House Counsel (Free Ethics CLE, NYC, 5/31)
    The New York Counsel In-House Meetup is having yet another Meetup, and this one carries a free New York ethics credit.  Here are the details: “Please join us as Gregory Casamento of Locke Lord takes... The post Social Media Ethics…
  • May 22

    LinkedIn Reveals The Hottest Companies To Work For

    LinkedIn Reveals The Hottest Companies To Work For
    Looking to make a move in the in-house world? Check out LinkedIn’s list of the hottest companies to work for: “Which companies are those jobseekers eyeing and where are they landing? LinkedIn offers up a... The post LinkedIn…
Rank this Week: 409

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
  • May 20

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time
    Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to John B. Henderson. The appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel sends an unmistakable signal to every politico, white collar lawyer and potential target in DC. It's time to get…
  • May 18

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil
    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the Second Global White Collar Crime Institute will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7-8, 2017 at the Law Offices of Trench Rossi Watanabe. The program for the...
Rank this Week: 262

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 23

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue
    By: Michael F. Snyder The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the much-anticipated TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case, No. 16–341, on May 22,... read more
  • Apr 4

    Supreme Court Justice Nomination: What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law

    Supreme Court Justice Nomination: What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law
    The Legal Intelligencer The Legal Intelligencer‘s IP Supplement includes Volpe and Koenig, P.C.’s President and CEO Gerald (Jay) B. Halt Jr. and law clerk Bradley Brown’s thoughts on what a... read more
  • Mar 24

    2017 Supreme Court Docket: What Patent Owners Need to Know

    2017 Supreme Court Docket: What Patent Owners Need to Know
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Danielle C. Froschhauser In 2017, the Supreme Court will issue opinions on a wide range of important issues in patent law.  Below are two... read more
Rank this Week: 920

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    This Week’s Visit to Twitter Headquarter

    This Week’s Visit to Twitter Headquarter
      I had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter today, and got to meet the Twitter founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey. For those of you who know me well, I am a big fan of social media, so what a tremendous honor to…
  • May 16

    EB-1 Green Card for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilitie

    EB-1 Green Card for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilitie
    One of my favorite immigration topics is the EB-1 extraordinary worker green card. The great part of this is that it is a law which permits a foreign national to sponsor themselves for a green card. No American sponsor is necessary and no one…
  • May 2

    Alternatives for H-1B Visa Cap

    Alternatives for H-1B Visa Cap
    Within the first 5 days of April 2017 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it reached the annual 85,000 H-1B visa cap. Although, USCIS did not make the number of applications received public, the…
Rank this Week: 297

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 23

    Where Insurance and Contracts Collide in Construction

    Where Insurance and Contracts Collide in Construction
    As has been said a “few” times here at Construction Law Musings, the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia strictly interpret the actual terms of a construction contract.  A recent case in the Circuit Court for the City of…
  • May 9

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017
    Well, the Virginia General Assembly has finished its yearly run through the legislative process and this year there are a few highlights for those of us in the construction industry.  It is always interesting to see what issues are the…
  • Apr 28

    Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)

    Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)
    Guest Post Friday is back, and for this week, Construction Law Musings welcomes Steve Moore.  Steve has been the Construction & Surety Manager for Towne Insurance Agency-Invincia, in Chesterfield, VA since 2010.  Steve’s…
Rank this Week: 216

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Covers medical malpractice, products liability, workers compensation and injury law. By The McAleer Law Firm P.C.

http://www.georgiaaccidentattorneys.net/
  • May 23

    Undue Nit-picking by Georgia’s Court of Appeals?

    Undue Nit-picking by Georgia’s Court of Appeals?
    In a recent decision, a Georgia court of appeals dismissed a woman’s lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), finding that she failed to satisfy the requirements in her “ante litem,” or pre-lawsuit,…
  • May 18

    Pointing the Finger — Apportioning Fault in Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident

    Pointing the Finger — Apportioning Fault in Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident
    The are many types of motor vehicle accidents, as well as many different causes. After an accident occurs, if the parties cannot come to an agreement on who is responsible, it is left up to a jury to determine who was at fault in causing the…
  • May 11

    The Importance of Properly Serving All Defendants in a Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuit

    The Importance of Properly Serving All Defendants in a Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuit
    Georgia courts have the power to issue legally binding rulings in the matters that are properly presented before them. However, before a court can hear a case and issue a ruling, certain procedures must be followed. One of the first…
Rank this Week: 866

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • May 23

    Indiana’s TC Heartland Wins Patent Case in US Supreme Court

    Indiana’s TC Heartland Wins Patent Case in US Supreme Court
    TC Heartland LLC of Carmel, Indiana won a precedent-setting victory in the US Supreme Court in its patent infringement suit with Kraft Foods.  The US Supreme Court held that the term “resides” in 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) for…
  • May 8

    Patent Office Issues 196 Patents To Indiana Citizens in April 2017

    Patent Office Issues 196 Patents To Indiana Citizens in April 2017
    The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 196 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in April 2017, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys. Overhauser Law Offices, the publisher of this site, assists with…
  • May 3

    177 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in April 2017

    177 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in April 2017
    Overhauser Law Offices the publisher of this site, assists with US and foreign trademark searches, trademark applications and assists with enforcing trademarks via infringement litigation and licensing. Registration No.  Word Mark Click…
Rank this Week: 251

Dallas Personal Injury Blog

Dallas Personal Injury Blog

By Rasansky Law Firm. Covers personal injury law, motor vehicle accidents, daycare and nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice.

http://www.jrlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Jeff Rasansky Named to 2017’s Best Lawyers in Dalla

    Jeff Rasansky Named to 2017’s Best Lawyers in Dalla
    Attorney Jeff Rasansky has once again been named one of this year’s Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Previously named one of Dallas’ best attorneys in 2012, 2014, and 2016, attorney Jeff Rasansky has…
  • May 17

    Dallas Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyer

    Dallas Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyer
    Injured by a hit-and-run driver in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 to learn how we can help! We offer free over-the-phone consultations, and can explain the options available to you moving forward. If we…
  • May 11

    Nursing Home Abuse Statistic

    Nursing Home Abuse Statistic
    Facts & statistics regarding elder abuse in US nursing homes. While researchers may differ on some statistical findings, one thing on which they generally agree is that nursing home abuse has reached epidemic proportions and now…
Rank this Week: 868

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 149

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Cannabis Businesses Could be the Next Great American Industry

    Cannabis Businesses Could be the Next Great American Industry
    Los Angeles marijuana business attorneys have helped cannabis businesses throughout California to build thriving, profitable companies in the decades since the state began permitting cannabis sales. Now, the cannabis industry is growing…
  • May 21

    Studies Show Cannabis Compound Can Halve Seizures in Epileptic Patient

    Studies Show Cannabis Compound Can Halve Seizures in Epileptic Patient
    Evidence continues to mount demonstrating the many health benefits of cannabis and cannabis compounds. According to Medical News Today, researchers from Ohio State University recently conducted a study on the impact of a daily dose of…
  • May 19

    More Law Firms are Jumping Into the Cannabis Industry

    More Law Firms are Jumping Into the Cannabis Industry
    The cannabis industry is growing and lawyers and law firms are taking notice. The Chicago Tribune reported recently on the rapid rise in the number of legal professionals who are promising marijuana businesses they can help them navigate…
Rank this Week: 280

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    LawPORT: Online tutorials from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studie

    LawPORT: Online tutorials from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studie
    The University of London's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies has announced the launch of LawPORT, a collection of training tutorials "designed to improve the information literacy skills of law PhD students." Of course these are geared…
  • May 19

    Interactive database from the U.S. Court

    Interactive database from the U.S. Court
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recently made available an enhanced database containing information about civil and criminal federal cases going back to 1970. The Integrated Database (IDB) is available to the public for free on…
  • May 18

    GPO Director on transforming the GPO for the 21st Century

    GPO Director on transforming the GPO for the 21st Century
    The new Director of the Government Publishing Office, Davita Vance-Cooks, recently met with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration at a hearing on "Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond." She reported…
Rank this Week: 288

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 23

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment
    This is not a post about any of the activities of the Trump Administration even though the headline uses his catch phrase.  We are taking a break from our multi-part series of commenting on the investigation of Trump’s ties to…
  • May 4

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law
    On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  With the passage of Senate Bill 386, West Virginia becomes the 29th state to adopt a medical marijuana law.…
  • Apr 24

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie
    Last week, we commented on the fact that Representative Nunes had recused himself from the investigation into President Trump’s Russia ties after appearing less than impartial in the investigation.  Some employers may view the…
Rank this Week: 472

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability
    Sadly, this is not "fakenews". It comes from the Trump Administration's Office of Management and Budget's director, Mick Mulvaney. 1. "The budget will call for a $72 billion cut over 10 years to the Social Security…
  • May 23

    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens?

    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens?
    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens? Every once in a while, this question comes up. The answer is No, and that's because you get the max benefit you are entitled to when you are approved. For SSI, this is a set…
  • May 23

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?
    Yes, the rules that govern most decisions are a little easier if you are at least 50 years old. However, individuals under 50 can also be approved provided their medical evidence satisfies the requirements of Social Security Disability and…
Rank this Week: 489

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay
    A former sous chef at a Kona Grill location in Florida claims the restaurant purposefully misclassified him to avoid paying him overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The sous chef alleges Kona Grill, which…
  • May 19

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, but many restaurants in New York will continue to pay their waitstaff incorrectly today, as they do everyday. If you are a server, runner, bartender, or busser in New York, you should know your…
  • May 15

    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in NYC Accused of “Blatantly Stealing” from Workers in Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in NYC Accused of “Blatantly Stealing” from Workers in Wage Theft Lawsuit
    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York City and its owner, long time Long Island Restauranteur Dean Poll has been sued for wage theft, including failure to pay minimum wage and overtime pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and…
Rank this Week: 668

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
  • May 16

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”
    Contracting parties will typically consider a “governing law” provision, which identifies the proper law of a contract by express intention. A governing law provision applies to the substantive issues of the contract, provided…
Rank this Week: 883

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 23

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
  • May 12

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument
    According to the ABA Journal, a Tennessee lawyer representing a defendant charged with rape made the following comment in closing argument: "People can be very good at lying. Women can be especially good at it because they’re the weaker…
Rank this Week: 300

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Railroad Commission: Follow Pennsylvania’s Lead

    Railroad Commission: Follow Pennsylvania’s Lead
    One of the complaints made against the Texas Railroad Commission in the current legislative session was that it provides very little information about its environmental compliance efforts in the oil field. The Commission provides little…
  • May 22

    Lightning Oil v. Anadarko – Supreme Court Rules on Subsurface Trespass Claim

    Lightning Oil v. Anadarko – Supreme Court Rules on Subsurface Trespass Claim
    Last week the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lightning Oil Company v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, No. 15-0910, denying Lightning Oil’s trespass claim against Anadarko. Lightning Oil lost in the trial court, the San Antonio…
  • May 17

    Post-Production Costs after Hyder

    Post-Production Costs after Hyder
    Our firm hosted its 4th land and mineral owner seminar last Friday, and I spoke on deductability of post-production costs from lease royalties in light of the Texas Supreme Court’s decision last year in Chesapeake v. Hyder. My paper on…
Rank this Week: 323

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 107

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    11th Circuit rules that dogs aren't people

    11th Circuit rules that dogs aren't people
    Uh oh... get ready for the hate mail. How could you rule that dogs aren't people? Judge Rosenbaum starts off this entertaining qualified immunity case like this:In history and literature, the name “Draco” has been associated…
  • May 22

    You be the judge -- Anthony Weiner

    You be the judge -- Anthony Weiner
    You be the judge -- former Congressman and Huma's husband Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to a count of transferring obscene material to a minor. It carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. His guidelines are 135 months at the low end. The…
  • May 19

    Who could read all of this?

    Who could read all of this?
    The 11th Circuit issued 284 pages of en banc opinions in the smoking cases, including Tjoflat's 225+ page (!!) dissent. I couldn't bear to read it all, but the Daily Report has this initial summary:The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 204

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 23

    Exhausting Administrative Remedies – ERISA

    Exhausting Administrative Remedies – ERISA
    Exhausting administrative remedies is the law when it comes to ERISA claims.  This is again illustrated in a 2017 opinion from the U.S. 5th Circuit.  The opinion is styled, Memorial Hermann Health System v. Southwest LTC, Limited…
  • May 21

    Denial Due To Exclusion In Policy

    Denial Due To Exclusion In Policy
    There are several reasons an insurance company will deny coverage under an insurance policy.  Probably the most common reason is due to a misrepresentation in the policy application.  The second most common reason is based on…
  • May 20

    Life Insurance For Government Employee

    Life Insurance For Government Employee
    It’s bad enough when private insurance companies mistreat life insurance beneficiaries but an April 2017, story from the Chicago Tribune shows that the U.S. Government does the same thing.  The story is titled, USPS Agrees To $49…
Rank this Week: 203

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    What Is Obstruction of Justice? An Often Murky Crime, Explained - The New York Time

    What Is Obstruction of Justice? An Often Murky Crime, Explained - The New York Time
    I am not technically a criminal defense attorney, although sometimes criminal law invades my securities defense practice. That doesn't explain why I keep getting asked: "What is Obstruction of Justice."Of course, the explanation for the…
  • May 22

    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Difference

    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Difference
    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences:Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular since its inception in 1993. But despite investor's love affair with ETFs, a closer look shows that index funds are still the top…
  • May 22

    The Hits Keep Coming - Scammer Makes Fake Filing and Sells His Call

    The Hits Keep Coming - Scammer Makes Fake Filing and Sells His Call
    The SEC filed fraud charges against a Virginia-based mechanical engineer accused of scheming to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock by making a phony regulatory filing.According to the SEC’s complaint, Robert W. Murray purchased Fitbit…
Rank this Week: 899

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • May 23

    What Rights do Kinship Legal Guardians Have?

    What Rights do Kinship Legal Guardians Have?
    Kinship legal guardians assume legal custody of the child, which gives kinship many of the same rights and responsibilities parents have.
  • May 22

    Questions Your Divorce Attorney Will Ask You

    Questions Your Divorce Attorney Will Ask You
    Having an attorney help you with your divorce can significantly reduce the burden on you, but you will need to provide your attorney with a lot of information so he or she can handle things for you.
  • May 19

    Defining Asset

    Defining Asset
    If you are getting a divorce, your assets will need to be divided. Many people aren’t clear on what is considered an asset and what assets must be divided.
Rank this Week: 858

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 23

    A Lack of Patent Exhaustion - Discussing the Lexmark Case Ahead of US Supreme Court Hearing

    A Lack of Patent Exhaustion - Discussing the Lexmark Case Ahead of US Supreme Court Hearing
    Many IP rights give their owners a great deal or rights and capabilities to restrict the use of their rights by other parties, and arguably, rightfully so, as the creation is indeed theirs. Even though this might be the case at face value,…
  • May 18

    Get a Grip - CJEU Decides on 'Hybrid' EUTMs With Technical and Decorative Feature

    Get a Grip - CJEU Decides on 'Hybrid' EUTMs With Technical and Decorative Feature
    The registration of trademarks can be quite finicky, especially when it comes to the nuance of graphical representation and what it covers (the Trunki case being a poignant reminder in the UK of the same in registered designs). One has…
  • May 9

    Plainly Winning - Australia Wins Plain Packaging Challenge at the WTO

    Plainly Winning - Australia Wins Plain Packaging Challenge at the WTO
    Plain packaging seems to be a nigh inevitability in the current legislative climate, especially with countries pushing for stricter laws surrounding cigarettes and their marketing. This blog has discussed the challenge against the Australian…
Rank this Week: 483

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Facing an International Family Law Dispute? Important Legal Distinctions to Understand

    Facing an International Family Law Dispute? Important Legal Distinctions to Understand
    In April 2017, the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and the AAML New York Chapter jointly presented the Introduction to International Family Law conference at the Down Town Association in New York City.  The focus of the…
  • May 22

    Sexting & Your Divorce: Playing With Fire?

    Sexting & Your Divorce: Playing With Fire?
    Let's face it, technology is now a part of almost every facet of our lives, even our romantic lives. Therefore, more and more often the topic of "sexting" (the sharing of graphic or intimate photos via text message and email) is an issue…
  • May 11

    Parental Alienation: Not a Black and White Issue

    Parental Alienation: Not a Black and White Issue
    Parental alienation is becoming a more frequent discussion in family courts. The concern is often raised when there is difficulty with a parent-child relationship or parent-child access. Unfortunately, parental alienation is a term which is…
Rank this Week: 855

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • May 22

    Legal tech movement underway big time and world-wide

    Legal tech movement underway big time and world-wide
    There’s little question a real legal tech movement is underway world-wide — and one that’s accelerating at much faster clip than ever before. It’s different than from just a year or two ago. Being in Amsterdam a couple…
  • May 5

    Will I see you in Amsterdam or Paris over the next couple weeks?

    Will I see you in Amsterdam or Paris over the next couple weeks?
    Will I see you in Amsterdam or Paris over the next couple weeks? We’re headed to Amsterdam today and then on to Paris the end of next week. I have the pleasure of speaking at Lexpo, a legal innovation …
  • May 1

    Most lawyers couldn’t care less that Facebook has 2 billion user

    Most lawyers couldn’t care less that Facebook has 2 billion user
    It was reported by The Telegraphs’s James Titcomb on Monday that Facebook is on the verge of 2 billion members. The social network is even defying expectations by continuing to grow despite its size, with growth actually accelerating in…
Rank this Week: 26

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 22

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (2017)

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (2017)
    By Andrew Williams -- Today, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and held that the word "resides" in the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), "refers only to the State…
  • May 21

    Biscotti Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (E.D. Tex. 2017)

    Biscotti Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (E.D. Tex. 2017)
    Magistrate Recommends Narrow Interpretation of Inter Partes Review Estoppel Provision By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Biscotti Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern…
  • May 21

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 24, 2017 - "Antitrust Issues in ANDA Patent Litigation" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) May 25, 2017 - "Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules -- Strategically Using…
Rank this Week: 304

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: 544

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

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

    Limits on the Prosecutor's Use of PowerPoint Presentations In Summation

    Limits on the Prosecutor's Use of PowerPoint Presentations In Summation
    byJill Paperno,Author of "Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense"April's Court of Appeals decisions included two cases addressing the use by prosecutors of PowerPoint presentations in their summations.…
  • Oct 14

    DOES THE USE OF A CLOSED FILE SHARING…

    DOES THE USE OF A CLOSED FILE SHARING PROGRAM IN A DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PROSECUTION SUPPORT THE IMPOSITION OF A FIVE LEVEL ENHANCEMENT UNDER U.S.S.G. §2G2.2(b)(3)(B) FOR THE RECEIPT, OR EXPECTATION OF RECEIPT, OF A THING OF…
  • Jun 29

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday
    by Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender and author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAmong some of yesterday’s disappointing Court of Appeals decisions there is one that can be useful to us…
Rank this Week: 930

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Patent venue restricted in Supreme Court TC Heartland case by 8-0 vote

    Patent venue restricted in Supreme Court TC Heartland case by 8-0 vote
    Reuters noted: The justices ruled 8-0 that patent suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated.
  • May 21

    The CAFC works through a chemical doctrine of equivalents case in Mylan v. Aurobindo

    The CAFC works through a chemical doctrine of equivalents case in Mylan v. Aurobindo
    The first paragraph of Mylan v. Aurobindo:Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.,and Auromedics Pharma LLC (together, “Aurobindo”)appeal from a decision of the United States District Courtfor the Eastern District of…
  • May 21

    Did Sheriff David Clarke copy without attribution?

    Did Sheriff David Clarke copy without attribution?
    A post by ANDREW KACZYNSKI at TriState titled Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security has text:In all instances reviewed by CNN's KFile, Clarke lifts language from sources and credits them…
Rank this Week: 42

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

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

    Update to NYC Salary History Inquiry Ban

    Update to NYC Salary History Inquiry Ban
    In our prior post, we reported that the New York City Council had approved an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) prohibiting New York City employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s…
  • May 22

    New Freelancer Law Imposes Additional Requirements For NYC Companies Contracting With Freelancer

    New Freelancer Law Imposes Additional Requirements For NYC Companies Contracting With Freelancer
    The Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, (the “Freelance Law”), which was touted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as the first law in the nation aimed at…
  • May 4

    Comp Time for the Private Sector: House Passes “The Working Families Flexibility Act”

    Comp Time for the Private Sector: House Passes “The Working Families Flexibility Act”
    On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, better known as The Working Families Flexibility Act. The bill proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to permit private sector employees to…
Rank this Week: 317

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 22

    Life after certification applications: Lawful outsourcing and scope of bargaining unit

    Life after certification applications: Lawful outsourcing and scope of bargaining unit
    by Karine Fournier and Valérie Gareau-Dalpé Union certification applications can have profound impacts on the workplace. The composition of a bargaining unit will have implications for the conduct of the employer’s…
  • May 14

    Court refuses to put the brakes on random drug and alcohol testing – for now

    Court refuses to put the brakes on random drug and alcohol testing – for now
    by Rachel Younan The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has declined to grant an injunction that would have suspended the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) ability to implement its random drug and alcohol testing policy. In Amalgamated…
  • May 7

    Upgrading your occupational health and safety management system

    Upgrading your occupational health and safety management system
    by Cathy Chandler Two workers die each day in Canada from a work-related accident or disease. Hundreds more experience a work-related injury, according to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada 2015 Statistical Report. The…
Rank this Week: 644

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 22

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 17

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project
    Here [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 186

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

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

    What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For DUI

    What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For DUI
    WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER AFTER DRINKING After an enjoyable dinner party where several bottles of wine were opened—feeling full in body and mind, but not particularly feeling effects of that wine, or so you…
  • May 8

    Repeat DUI Offender Sobriety Program

    Repeat DUI Offender Sobriety Program
    24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAMS FOR REPEAT DUI OFFENDERS What if every person who was a repeat drunk driver was prohibited from drinking alcohol at all—day or night, seven days a week—as part of their sentence. It may sound far-fetched but…
  • Apr 28

    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs is Now Deadlier than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs is Now Deadlier than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
    Headline: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs is Now Deadlier than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol You might have heard something on the news or read a news story, or perhaps you only caught the headline suggesting that drugged…
Rank this Week: 994

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 296

New Jersey Employment Attorneys…

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mashel Law, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 865

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 915