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Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 790

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 505

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 629

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?
    Should The Real Estate Industry Change Showings and Open Houses? What other industry requires unaccompanied female (and male) agents to meet perfect strangers in empty houses? None. One would think this is a recipe for disaster. And…
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
Rank this Week: 816

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Expand Your Foreign Business in Florida

    Expand Your Foreign Business in Florida
    Many of the companies and businesses you see in Florida are related to or owned by foreign business entities. If you own a foreign company and want to expand your foreign business in Florida, there are different ways you can setup a business…
  • Sep 25

    Florida Company Documents are A Florida Business Contract

    Florida Company Documents are A Florida Business Contract
    Florida company documents to create a company, such as a Florida LLC or Florida Corporation, are a contract between the partners of the business. If these company documents, which should include a Florida Operating Agreement or Florida…
  • Sep 23

    Apply for an E2 Visa in Florida

    Apply for an E2 Visa in Florida
    If you are a foreign individual interested in starting a company in Florida, or who has already started a company in Florida, then you should consider applying for an E2 visa in Florida. An E2 visa allows foreign entrepreneurs who are…
Rank this Week: 534

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Increase RN Staffing in Nursing Home

    Increase RN Staffing in Nursing Home
    Help Increase RN staffing in Nursing Homes: Ask your Congressperson to Co-sponsor 24-hr RN Bill Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced a bill  - H.R. 5373 - calling for nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty…
  • Sep 29

    Treatment in Nursing Homes Harms 1/3 of its Patient

    Treatment in Nursing Homes Harms 1/3 of its Patient
    A recent NPR article by Ina Jaffe reported on the failing state of the nation’s long term care facility. In the article, Jaffe noted that many of theseshortcomings and harm to patients come from poor training and short staffing; these…
  • Sep 28

    Nonprofit Nursing Homes in New Jersey Outperform For-profit

    Nonprofit Nursing Homes in New Jersey Outperform For-profit
    Everyone who works or studies the nursing home industry knows that nonprofits and mom and pop operators provide better care than the national for profit chains.  Numerous studies support this conclusion. According to the NJ Spotlight,…
Rank this Week: 81

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Budget Cuts Threaten New Ombuds Position at Alabama State University

    Budget Cuts Threaten New Ombuds Position at Alabama State University
    A continuing budget problem at ASU may endanger the university's first Student Ombudsman.  A current year shortfall of $8-12 million prompted at least one trustee to question the need for an Ombuds, who was hired less than a month…
  • Sep 30

    Student Ombuds Serve Students at the University of Chicago

    Student Ombuds Serve Students at the University of Chicago
    Every fall, the private university hires two student to serve as part-time Ombuds for one year.  Reporting to the president, the Ombuds serve a student of  15,000.  The two current Ombuds report that their office handled 37…
  • Sep 30

    Revised Sexual Misconduct Policies at MIT Continue Protection of Ombud

    Revised Sexual Misconduct Policies at MIT Continue Protection of Ombud
    At the end of August, Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled changes to many student policies, including an update on sexual harassment and assault policies.  At a time when many universities are grappling with the role of Ombuds…
Rank this Week: 689

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Mother of girl hit by bus sues Chicago Transit Authority

    Mother of girl hit by bus sues Chicago Transit Authority
    The mother of a child who was struck and killed by a city bus on Memorial Day has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by La’Tasha Upshaw. Her daughter…
  • Sep 22

    How brain injuries occur during birth

    How brain injuries occur during birth
    Injuries to a baby’s brain can occur during or shortly after labor and delivery, as a result of three main categories of cause: reduced oxygen, reduced glucose and trauma. A baby in the womb gets its oxygen from its mother, as the…
  • Sep 17

    Research suggests under-reported birth injury

    Research suggests under-reported birth injury
    Research suggests that Chiari malformation may be an under-reported birth injury. Chiari malformations are structural problems in the cerebellum, the area of the brain that maintains balance. The cerebellum normally sits above the foramen…
Rank this Week: 860

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 197

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 30

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?
    Princess born with cryokinetic powers, locked away from the outside world for years, unleashes a deep freeze on the community when she is unveiled as queen.  If you thought this was the CliffsNotes plot summary of…
  • Sep 29

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have documented the controversial saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and its battle against the manufacturers of desktop magnets.  The…
  • Sep 26

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    “You have the right to remain silent! Anything you say can and will be used against you!” a law enforcement official advises Superman, who foolishly decides to waive those rights immediately. “I’m guilty!”…
Rank this Week: 222

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
  • Sep 29

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University
    Belmont University's School of Law in Nashville, TN has posted a tenure-track assistant professor opening here. (Disclosure: I am a professor at Belmont University's business school and am teaching Business Associations in the law school this…
Rank this Week: 118

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Procedural or Substantive?

    Procedural or Substantive?
    When a new law passes there are always issues concerning whether the law also applies to cases that are pending. If the new law doesn't specifically say it does apply to pending cases, then whether it does depends on whether the provisions…
  • Sep 29

    What's Wrong Becomes Right

    What's Wrong Becomes Right
    The top headline in the Sunday Edition of the Los Angeles Times was about ... you guessed it ... workers' compensation.Nothing is going to be good about work comp if it is the top story on the top day in one of the largest metropolitan…
  • Sep 26

    The Workplace & Diabete

    The Workplace & Diabete
    A couple of recent studies tying type 2 diabetes to the work place seem to me to add fuel to the universal medical provision argument.A German study of more than 5,300 working adults found that high levels of workplace stress can lead…
Rank this Week: 876

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
  • Sep 30

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly
    Interfax reported last week that Russia's Constitutional Court has upheld the constitutionality of Article 6.21 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations that bans promoting homosexuality among minors, but said it must be…
  • Sep 30

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"
    An indoor firing range in Hot Springs, Arkansas has declared itself a "Muslim Free Zone." Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range and conservative online journalist sets out ten reasons for her decision, ranging from strange…
Rank this Week: 56

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 30

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?
    Update (September 30, 2014): Any experience with the table saw pictured at left or one like it? Do you think that experience would make you a better juror or a worse one in a case against a saw manufacturer based on a ……
  • Sep 29

    When Is Speculation Illegal “Gambling”? When is Risk-Sharing “Immoral”?

    When Is Speculation Illegal “Gambling”? When is Risk-Sharing “Immoral”?
    Update (September 29, 2014): Plaintiffs in the putative class action described below signed a contract promising to bring any lawsuit under the contract in Illinois state court (Cook County). Then they filed their lawsuit against Oasis Legal…
  • Sep 26

    Twin Cities Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Fight: There Will Be Blood

    Twin Cities Plaintiffs’ Firms’ Fight: There Will Be Blood
    Kudos and recognition to Minnesota Lawyer writer, Patrick Thornton, for bringing my attention to Zimmerman|Reed v. Meshbesher & Spence et al. lawsuit to my attention in an article published on 9/22/2014 in Minnesota Lawyer (behind a…
Rank this Week: 119

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Sep 30

    Many Technical Reasons for An Outlier Decision

    Many Technical Reasons for An Outlier Decision
    It's well understood that non-pecuniary damages are not available in legal malpractice.  No damages for emotional distress, no damages for physical injury (think: heart attack) from legal malpractice and no damages for wrongful…
  • Sep 29

    What Does it Take to Succeed on Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice?

    What Does it Take to Succeed on Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice?
    Gajek v Schwartzapfel, Novick, Truowski & Marcus,  P.C.  2014 NY Slip Op 32418(U)  September 8, 2014  Supreme Court, Suffolk County  Docket Number: 12-2375  Judge: Ralph T. Gazzillo discusses the burden for…
  • Sep 26

    The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice

    The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice
    A legal malpractice case which arises from a medical malpractice case gone wrong is (we believe) just about the most complicated case to litigate.  Plaintiff must first prove that there were departures from good legal representation, and…
Rank this Week: 101

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 30

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”
    Today is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”; yesterday was the “Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” – and the video archive of that Conference is already posted. Note you can…
  • Sep 29

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”
    Today is the “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”; tomorrow is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.” Note you can still register to watch…
  • Sep 26

    Could a CEO’s Divorce Materially Affect a Company’s Future?

    Could a CEO’s Divorce Materially Affect a Company’s Future?
    This Dallas News article set me off. It talks about a CEO keeping his divorce a secret for 10 months. It’s not the board’s business – it’s not the business of shareholders either. My opinion is that folks should be…
Rank this Week: 642

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 30

    DIY Grooveshark cannot claim DMCA 'safe habor'

    DIY Grooveshark cannot claim DMCA 'safe habor'
    A federal judge in New York has ruled that Grooveshark, the controversial online music service, has infringed on thousands of their copyrights. Grooveshark came under fierce attack from the recording industry for hosting music files without…
  • Sep 30

    Reminder: personal copies, quotation and parody exception

    Reminder: personal copies, quotation and parody exception
    A little reminder of the three copyright exceptions due to be implemented on 1 October:Personal Copies for Private UseQuotationParodyPersonal Copies for Private UseThis exception, which does not apply to computer programs will permit the…
  • Sep 30

    International copyright framework: a chapter and a chance to comment

    International copyright framework: a chapter and a chance to comment
    This blogger has just received news from his old friend and deeply respected colleague Paul Geller, who writes: "Reaching the age of 75 earlier this year, I retired as General Editor of International Copyright Law and Practice but remain the…
Rank this Week: 989

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 30

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year
    Who made the cut for the best legal departments of the year for 2014? The Recorder’s tally lists some prominent companies – did your legal department make the list? “The Recorder has named Gilead Sciences and Palo Alto…
  • Sep 26

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller
    The next time you are asked to field calls, emails, texts, online chats, video chats, faxes and electronic meeting requests all at the same time, remind your colleagues that your brain will continue shrinking as a result: “If you are…
  • Sep 25

    Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyer

    Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyer
    Lawyers are ranked on par with prostitutes when it comes to trust. Lovely. The post Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyers appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Lots of legal jobs at GoLegalJobs.com
Rank this Week: 207

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 396

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 30

    NASC: Invitation to Tender for Immigration Research

    NASC: Invitation to Tender for Immigration Research
    Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre is commissioning independent research to analyse immigration related detention in Ireland and the treatment of detainees for immigration related offences, including those who are detained following a…
  • Sep 25

    Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children

    Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children
    Ireland has ratified the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which establishes a quasi-judicial complaints mechanism for children and their advocates to the UN Committee’s on the Rights of the Child.…
  • Sep 22

    Understanding Children’s Rights: A Training Programme on Children’s Rights and Effective International Advocacy

    Understanding Children’s Rights: A Training Programme on Children’s Rights and Effective International Advocacy
    Ireland will appear before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2015/2016 to report on its record for children under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In advance of this examination, the Children’s Rights Alliance…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Sep 30

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate
    Underwood v. Menfre, 2014 WL 67644 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 8, 2014). Aggrieved by her inability to write letters to her husband with sensitive, personal information, and send him inter alia photographs, drawings, and newspaper clippings, the…
  • Sep 29

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement
    Morey v. Louis Vuitton N. America, Inc., 2014 WL 109194 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2014). A District Court granted final approval to a settlement reached between the parties holding that the settlement was fair and reasonable, and that because the…
  • Sep 26

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA
    Brown v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6851088 (8th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013) The Eighth Circuit affirmed the order of a District Court denying a Plaintiff’s motion to remand holding that, because Arkansas cases involving the…
Rank this Week: 187

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 159

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court Will Not Consider the Securities Act Statute of Repose Issue in the Indy Mac Case After All

    Supreme Court Will Not Consider the Securities Act Statute of Repose Issue in the Indy Mac Case After All
    As I had noted on this blog (here), one of the important securities law cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for the upcoming term involved the failed IndyMac bank. The Court had granted cert in the case to decide whether the…
  • Sep 29

    The Travel Issue: Edinburgh Edition

    The Travel Issue: Edinburgh Edition
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in the United Kingdom this week, with the first stop in the venerable city of Edinburgh, for meetings and an event. Due to flight delays, cancellations and missed connections, my visit to Scotland’s…
  • Sep 25

    Oklahoma Legislature Adopts Derivative Litigation Fee-Shifting Provision

    Oklahoma Legislature Adopts Derivative Litigation Fee-Shifting Provision
    One of the most interesting recent developments has been the onset of innovative litigation reform efforts in the form of bylaw revisions. Among the most intriguing of these efforts involves fee shifting bylaws, whereby an unsuccessful…
Rank this Week: 444

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 530

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Appellate Court Reduces Pain and Suffering Verdict in Back Injury Case

    Appellate Court Reduces Pain and Suffering Verdict in Back Injury Case
    On June 23, 2008, Ronald Weathers was in a car accident when the Dodge Neon he was driving was struck by a left turning SUV driven by Alex Rios. The accident scene – the intersection of Shell Road and Avenue Z in Brooklyn: Mr. Weathers,…
  • Sep 24

    Appellate Court Reduces Pain and Suffering Award in Multi-Trauma Car Accident Case

    Appellate Court Reduces Pain and Suffering Award in Multi-Trauma Car Accident Case
    On June 25, 2007, at about 8:30 a.m., Melody Sweet was driving her 1986 Mustang convertible on Innis Avenue in Poughkeepsie at a speed of 25-30 miles per hour when Christopher Rios pulled his sport utility vehicle out of a parking space on…
  • Sep 12

    Significant Pain and Suffering Verdict Upheld on Appeal in Eye Surgery Case

    Significant Pain and Suffering Verdict Upheld on Appeal in Eye Surgery Case
    On March 25, 2004, Johnson Devadas, a 25 year old pharmacist, consulted with ophthalmologist Kevin Niksarli, M.D. to determine his candidacy for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (known as LASIK – a procedure that uses a laser to…
Rank this Week: 347

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 4

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Sep 29

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use
    The Board sustained, on two grounds, an opposition to registration of the mark BeauTV, in standard character form, for "providing information about beauty." It declared the application void ab initio because pro se Applicant Bonnie Tseng…
  • Sep 26

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd
    There are some seats still available in the overflow room (video) for the TTAB hearing and morning TM session. Law School students admitted free! On Friday, October 3rd, the USPTO's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial…
Rank this Week: 163

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Grounds For Business Entity Reinstatement

    Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Grounds For Business Entity Reinstatement
    Over the years, I’ve received several calls asking what can be done when a business entity has been wrongfully terminated.  Answering this question became a bit easier in 2006 with the enactment of AB 2588 (Runner) which authorized…
  • Sep 29

    1, 2 or 3 Years? How Should Boards Decide The Frequency Of Say-On-Pay Votes?

    1, 2 or 3 Years? How Should Boards Decide The Frequency Of Say-On-Pay Votes?
    Although the initial ruckus over how to determine the outcome of executive compensation say-on-frequency votes has subsided, I still maintain that the Securities and Exchange Commission botched the rule (§240.14a-21(b)).  More…
  • Sep 26

    NLRB Rules It Illegal For Employer To Say It Will Comply With The Law

    NLRB Rules It Illegal For Employer To Say It Will Comply With The Law
    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board concluded that an employer violated the law when it adopted a policy requiring employees to “Keep customer and employee information secure.  Information must be used fairly, lawfully and…
Rank this Week: 400

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 30

    PA: No Manufacturing Defect/Implied Warranty Claims Against Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Companie

    PA: No Manufacturing Defect/Implied Warranty Claims Against Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Companie
    In Pennsylvania, a federal split is resolved: manufacturing defect and implied warranty claims are not viable against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It was already clear that design and warning defect claims were not viable.…
  • Sep 29

    "The New Doctrinalism" at Penn Law

    "The New Doctrinalism" at Penn Law
    ...includes a paper presentation by Ben Zipursky ("Reasonableness in and out of Negligence Law") and Greg Keating as a panelist. The symposium is October 24th and 25th. The program is here and you can RSVP. Thanks to Karen Wong…
  • Sep 26

    PA: AG's Office Invokes Victim Fault in Rape Suit

    PA: AG's Office Invokes Victim Fault in Rape Suit
    A 24-year-old typist at a prison in Bellefonte, PA was brutally raped last year by one of the inmates. The inmate had been convicted three times previously of sex-related crimes and then transferred from a different prison for assaulting a...
Rank this Week: 448

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 30

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!
    You’ve heard me complain about China’s holiday schedule before. We all do it, at least twice a year, but it does bear repeating. Why? Two reasons: 1) anything that is misleading or incorrect should be fixed; and 2) it pisses me…
  • Sep 30

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…
    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for Your China Subsidiaries bit.ly/1wTohqF – summary of 2014 changes © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 29

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…
    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn Could Hurt GDP – China Real Time Report – WSJ on.wsj.com/ZmpAUf © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 138

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial
    I just finished trying a case in Federal Court in Syracuse. It was an unusual case for me. I normally try only New York personal injury cases. But in this trial I represented a fellow lawyer who got fired from her job as Cayuga County…
  • Sep 28

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.
    I sometimes tell people that safe driving would drive me out of business. As a New York car accident lawyer, someone's negligent driving puts bread on my table. Now isn't that just sick? Sure it is, which is why I am perfectly prepared…
  • Aug 24

    Why Cars Are Killing More Pedestrians (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer Explains)

    Why Cars Are Killing More Pedestrians (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer Explains)
    I came upon some surprising statistics recently: Just as motor vehicle travel is getting safer (for those inside the vehicles), walking is getting more dangerous because motor vehicles are striking and killing more and more pedestrians. …
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New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Sep 30

    Issues of fact as to constructive notice.

    Issues of fact as to constructive notice.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court's granting of defendants' summary judgment motion in this personal injury action, finding triable issues of fact as to whether defendants had constructive notice of the…
  • Sep 29

    Summary judgment as to liability in an action involving a pedestrian struck by an automobile.

    Summary judgment as to liability in an action involving a pedestrian struck by an automobile.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff allegedly was injured when he was struck by a vehicle owned by the defendant-florist. The plaintiffs established their prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on the issue of liability by…
  • Sep 26

    Property possessor's liability for a third-person's criminal acts.

    Property possessor's liability for a third-person's criminal acts.
    Practice point:  A possessor of real property is under a duty to maintain reasonable security measures to protect those lawfully on the premises from reasonably foreseeable criminal acts of third parties. Here, the defendants failed to…
Rank this Week: 301

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 621

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ... WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for Arias NWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel Dilloff Melissa Rubin Roth Abstract (to read the entire article go here) You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial...
  • Sep 26

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror

    3D Laser Scanners Bring Crime Scene to Juror
    The article below discusses how the latest 3D laser scanners help Ohio prosecutors bring the crime scene to jurors in the courtroom. According to Bureau of Criminal Investigation Analyst Megan Timlin, “this brings the jury to the crime…
Rank this Week: 709

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 30

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict
    Last week in a 5-3 split, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a trial court JNOV and reinstated a jury verdict of $1,161,000 in Cheeks v. Autozone, Inc. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is my 2012 post on the verdict. The…
  • Sep 29

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case
    I’m hearing reports of a $10.5 million jury verdict in Coahoma County on Friday in Applewhite v. Hyundai Motor America. The case was originally tried in 2008 with a $4.5 million plaintiff verdict. In 2011 the Mississippi Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
Rank this Week: 175

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 778

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
  • Sep 25

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog
    This blog has covered many celebrity deaths over the years such as Ian’s recent blog on the various celebrities who have made estate planning mistakes. But what about the celebrity death of a beloved groundhog?  Stranger things…
Rank this Week: 432

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 29

    On Traffic Collisions Caused by Street Racing

    On Traffic Collisions Caused by Street Racing
    According to a recent article in the Daily News, two people died and another person is injured after a deadly car crash that authorities believe may be related to street racing. Witnesses say that a Mini Cooper was driving at speeds of…
  • Sep 25

    Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Accident

    Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Accident
    According to a recent news article from WFTV 9, I-95 in Florida was shut down after a multivehicle crash that resulted in the death of a semi truck driver. State police are reporting that the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and hit…
  • Sep 20

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage
    According to a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, a driver crashed his car into a local 7-Eleven convenience store and then fled the scene. Witnesses are reporting that the driver went into to the convenience store to get a carton of…
Rank this Week: 568

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
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Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Sep 29

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law
    In a workshop of the European Parliament’s JURI Committee on Upcoming issues of EU Law, that took place on 24th September, papers were presented on five selected topics: the application of EU Law (Wolfgang Heusel), the implementation of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
  • Sep 22

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as released the latest volume of its annual series on German case law in matters of private International law (“Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiet des…
Rank this Week: 40

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Sep 29

    Eliminarán fragmentos racistas de la serie Pippi Calzaslarga

    Eliminarán fragmentos racistas de la serie Pippi Calzaslarga
    La cadena pública Televisión de Suecia (SVT) anunció hoy que al reestrenar en el próximo mes de diciembre en el Childrens Channel la clásica serie de televisión Pippi Calzaslargas (Pippi…
  • Sep 29

    Condenan a prisión a culpable de acoso en Twitter

    Condenan a prisión a culpable de acoso en Twitter
    La juez Elizabeth Roscoe de la corte de magistrados de la City de Londres, Inglaterra, sentenció este lunes a Peter Nunn, de 33 años, a 18 meses de prisión por haber enviado vía Twitter mensajes indecentes,…
  • Sep 29

    Sale libre narcotraficante porque policía fabricó evidencia

    Sale libre narcotraficante porque policía fabricó evidencia
    En la Corte Superior de Ontario, Canadá, la juez Beth Allen absolvió de todos los cargos a un hombre acusado por posesión de armas de fuego y tráfico de drogas después de que encontrara que el policía…
Rank this Week: 54

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?
    By Andrew Williams -- The Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term next Monday. Last year, the Court heard a record number of patent law cases, at least for recent history. Nevertheless, it is scheduled to hear another one on October 15.…
  • Sep 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24, 2014 in the…
  • Sep 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 30, 2014 - 2014 Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar (DuPont and Widener University School of Law) - Wilmington, DE September 30, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and…
Rank this Week: 96

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Complex DUI Crash in Santa Ana Injures Motorist, Kills Motorcyclist

    Complex DUI Crash in Santa Ana Injures Motorist, Kills Motorcyclist
    When it comes to Los Angeles DUI crashes, authorities often implicate drivers who test to have illegal blood alcohol levels after a collision. However, authorities sometimes struggle to determine fault in cases involving multiple variables. A…
  • Sep 26

    Repeat DUI Offender Receives Maximum Sentence After Injuring Other Driver

    Repeat DUI Offender Receives Maximum Sentence After Injuring Other Driver
    Among the most severe Los Angeles DUI offenses are those causing injury to passengers or other drivers. As a San Diego man recently discovered, the consequences of a DUI-related crash can last for several years – or a lifetime. On…
  • Sep 24

    Oceanside DUI Checkpoint Memorializes Officers; Firefighter Implicated in DUI Crash

    Oceanside DUI Checkpoint Memorializes Officers; Firefighter Implicated in DUI Crash
    When it comes to DUI in Los Angeles, uniformed men and women can be either victims or perpetrators. Recent incidents in Carlsbad, California, and Lexington, Kentucky, shed light on this dichotomy. Jarad McCargo, a firefighter in Lexington,…
Rank this Week: 677

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Sep 29

    Bingo Rage?

    Bingo Rage?
    You would think a bingo hall would be a refuge of sorts. In this instance, you would be wrong. As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York): A Lisbon woman faces a harassment charge following a Sept. 26 domestic incident, according to…
  • Sep 28

    Come On. It Was A Really Small Gun.

    Come On. It Was A Really Small Gun.
    True, it was a really, really small gun. But when you’re trying to board a plane, size doesn’t matter as this gent found out. As reported by wmbf.com: Officers with the Transportation Security Administration found a loaded gun in…
  • Sep 27

    Is It Any Wonder These Two Are Friends?

    Is It Any Wonder These Two Are Friends?
    You’ve heard the expression “Brilliant minds think alike.” Well, what about drunk minds? As reported by nj.com: Officers Matthew McAuliffe and Robert Appel responded to a report of two men who crashed into a rock wall in the…
Rank this Week: 413