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Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • May 28

    2015-05-27 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt

    2015-05-27 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt
    Welcome to our blog post. In this webinar we covered only consumer protection questions including: 1. I got sued but the account is not on my credit report so is it too late to be sued? 2. Is it important to respond to a summary judgment…
  • May 16

    FDCPA decision: cease communications letter against IC System debt collector

    FDCPA decision: cease communications letter against IC System debt collector
    Here is the link to the case Bishop v. IC System, Inc. and the full text of it below from Google Scholar. This case is interesting as it shows the mindset of the debt collection industry in arguing that they can still collect without any…
  • May 15

    2015-05-15 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt

    2015-05-15 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt
    This is the first one of our weekly question and answer webinars. Thanks! John G. Watts Watts & Herring, LLC Birmingham and Madison Alabama offices (we represent folks all over…
Rank this Week: 778

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • May 28

    TWIHL Podcast # 13!

    TWIHL Podcast # 13!
    As Nic and Frank are traveling, I wanted to alert everyone to TWIHL Podcast number 13: http://twihl.com/ I made my second guest appearance, and we discuss some recent ACA-related litigation, Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center (which I…
  • May 27

    Position Opening: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

    Position Opening: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice
    The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and…
  • May 26

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 3: the 21st Century Cures Act

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 3: the 21st Century Cures Act
    The CURES bill, HR6, https://www.opencongress.org/bill/hr6-114/text, was introduced in the House of Representatives on May 19 and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Ways and Means Committee. The bill received unanimous…
Rank this Week: 833

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    A Quarter Trillion here, A Quarter Trillion there...

    A Quarter Trillion here, A Quarter Trillion there...
    And pretty soon, you're talking real dollars:"Obamacare is set to add more than a quarter-of-a-trillion—that's trillion—dollars in extra insurance administrative costs to the U.S. health-care system"Keep in mind, these costs will…
  • May 27

    Unfortunate Client Timing

    Unfortunate Client Timing
    Got  a call this morning from the daughter of one of our agency's long-time clients. In addition to his auto and home, my long-since-retired colleague had written a life insurance policy for him. As the official "Life/Health guy," it…
  • May 26

    Bad Moon Rising

    Bad Moon Rising
    I see a bad moon rising.I see trouble on the way.I fear rivers over flowing.I hear the voice of rage and ruin.Obamacare news isn't good.According to states that have released rate requests, New Mexico’s market leader Health Care Service…
Rank this Week: 800

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 905

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Two States Challenge Regulation A+

    Two States Challenge Regulation A+
    By Matthew Garza, J.D.Massachusetts and Montana have filed petitions for court review of Regulation A+, adopted unanimously by the SEC on March 25 to raise the dollar limit for smaller offerings that are exempt from Securities Act…
  • May 27

    Chairman Massad Concerned About Proposed EU Legislation on Benchmark Supervision

    Chairman Massad Concerned About Proposed EU Legislation on Benchmark Supervision
    By Lene Powell, J.D.In the wake of multiple enforcement actions against major banks for benchmark rate rigging, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad sounded a warning about legislation being considered in Europe that could stop European banks and…
  • May 26

    JPMorgan Fights Off Another Suit Over Its Failure to Control the London Whale

    JPMorgan Fights Off Another Suit Over Its Failure to Control the London Whale
    By Matthew Garza, J.D.A derivative suit filed by a pension fund against officers and directors of JPMorgan Chase for their role in failing to maintain control of the “London Whale” was dismissed by the Delaware Court of Chancery…
Rank this Week: 383

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Is This The End of RICO?

    Is This The End of RICO?
                The short answer is “no.”  We are just borrowing a line from one of the original gangster movies, “Little Caesar,” which readers other than…
  • May 27

    Insurer Declaratory Action: To Stay or Not to Stay?

    Insurer Declaratory Action: To Stay or Not to Stay?
    This month’s edition of For the Defense magazine focuses on insurance law.  That makes sense.  It is difficult to do much defending without bumping against insurance issues.  Our torts professor constantly emphasized…
  • May 26

    What Does Pharmacogenomics Have To Do With Product Liability? – Potentially Everything

    What Does Pharmacogenomics Have To Do With Product Liability? – Potentially Everything
    Recently, Bexis attended the DRI drug and device committee spring conference.  Among other things he heard a bang-up presentation on genomics and personalized (also known as “precision”) medicine from Paige…
Rank this Week: 359

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • May 28

    Poverty And Social Insurance

    Poverty And Social Insurance
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm in Milwaukee. For many people, “entitlement” is a bad word, but I would argue that is not necessarily the case. A quick Google search shows that the…
  • May 21

    Stolen Money: Wage Theft by Employers Common

    Stolen Money: Wage Theft by Employers Common
    We all know that money is stolen from hard-working people every day in the form of robberies, burglaries and other thefts, but you might be surprised to learn that employers steal more money from hard-working people than robberies,…
  • May 18

    The Role Workers’ Compensation Plays in the Amtrak Train 188 Derailment

    The Role Workers’ Compensation Plays in the Amtrak Train 188 Derailment
    Our sympathies go out to all of the friends and families of the victims of Tuesday’s Amtrak passenger train derailment in Philadelphia, as well as a wish for the recovery of those injured. The latest news reports indicate that, as of…
Rank this Week: 475

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration
    Dear Rich: I may be interested in securing trademark rights for a blog some time in the future, but I'm reluctant to pay for a trademark registration which may prove to be unnecessary. If I got a notary to print and then notarize a screen…
  • May 26

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice
    Dear Rich: I am an Amazon seller and received a notice that I was infringing another seller’s rights and that my seller page had been taken down. I’m pretty sure this was a bogus strategy done by one of my competitors. I have…
  • May 20

    Band Wants to Add New Member

    Band Wants to Add New Member
    Dear Rich: I'm in a band that has an incomplete lineup at the moment. Right now it is just 3 of us (2 guitar players, 1 drummer). We have a good handful of songs fully written and arranged. In the meantime, we are still looking for more…
Rank this Week: 319

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 753

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 133

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    ALR Student’s Corner: Deliberate Intent: Race, Gender, Murder, and the First Amendment: A Review

    ALR Student’s Corner: Deliberate Intent: Race, Gender, Murder, and the First Amendment: A Review
    Deliberate Intent, a 2000, made for cable movie, directed by Andy Wolk, begins with a hitman rehearsing the step-by-step instructions of a carefully planned execution of three people. The film initially appears to be both suspenseful and…
  • May 26

    More Advice from “The Reference Desk”

    More Advice from “The Reference Desk”
    “The Reference Desk” is a regular column featured in the AALL Spectrum.  The column below originally appeared in the May 2015 issue and is reprinted here with permission. Q: I’m a director at a law school…
  • May 25

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — May 25, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — May 25, 2015
    What Makes You Happy? Everyone wants to be happy. But how, exactly, does one go about it? Here, psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks and more gives answers that may surprise. Where Is All of Your Time Going? In the 1930…
Rank this Week: 246

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 28

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line
    A number of news sources report that SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), James Heaney, will be joining Carnival Cruise Line as CFO next month. Mr. Heaney worked at SeaWorld since 2011. As the movie Blackfish reveals, SeaWorld profits by…
  • May 26

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau
    The Bahamas Weekly reports that four Florida residents wre arrested this weekend for possession of pot on a cruise ship moored in Nassau, Bahamas. The newspaper reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The report says that…
  • May 25

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?
    A former crew member posted photographs saying that the Liberty of the Seas hid equipment, pots, pans and other items from the galley during an USPH inspection last December. You can see photographs of the galley equipment hidden throughout…
Rank this Week: 70

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Data Mining and Facebook: Lucrative Business for Tort Lawyer

    Data Mining and Facebook: Lucrative Business for Tort Lawyer
    The Dispatch recently ran an article on how tort attorneys strategically use Facebook, combined with other research resources, to identify potential litigants. "For example, [digital bounty hunter Tim] Burd was hired for a lawsuit…
  • May 27

    The Latest in Music Copyright Infringement Lawsuits: Stairway to Heaven

    The Latest in Music Copyright Infringement Lawsuits: Stairway to Heaven
    Stairway to Heaven was released in 1971 by Led Zeppelin. That's 44 years ago. Forty-four years is half a lifetime at least, so why has a copyright infringement suit been filed only now? Well, most likely it has to do with court cases and…
  • May 20

    Presidential Librarie

    Presidential Librarie
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Rank this Week: 656

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule
    The government issued a long-awaited Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS for short).  No doubt there will be much gnashing of teeth about the issuance of the rule — a very safe bet since the gnashers of teeth got going long…
  • May 27

    All This, and the Environment, Too?

    All This, and the Environment, Too?
    It’s hardly news that Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is the most right-wing in the country’s history, stoking dismay in the White House and in the international community. But this hardly implies a lack of environmental…
  • May 27

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel
    Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in California, responsible for about 37 percent of the state’s total emissions. This distinction makes the sector a prime target for regulation. But with tens of…
Rank this Week: 654

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • May 28

    Corralling & Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned From Past Reform

    Corralling &amp; Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned From Past Reform
    Here’s an excerpt from this blog by Lane Powell’s Doug Greene: What’s the harm with taking a shot at as many fixes as possible? Even if someone could see the big picture well enough to judge that these problems aren’t…
  • May 27

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse
    For RBC v Jervis, the opening brief of RBC seeking reversal of Rural/Metro was filed last week in the Delaware Chancery Court. According to the scheduling order: 1. RBC’s Opening Brief may be up to 70 pages long and is due on or before…
  • May 20

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian &amp; DuPont
    A few days ago, I blogged about these law firm memos describing the end result of Trian’s attempt on DuPont. Here’s an excerpt of this blog from “The Activist Investor” looking at it from the activist’s…
Rank this Week: 577

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 28

    8 Tips for Owners of Florida Small Businesse

    8 Tips for Owners of Florida Small Businesse
    “Starting a business can be tremendously thrilling and fun, but also tremendously overwhelming and challenging.” This was part of the South Florida Business Journal’s recently published an article citing The 8 Tips Every New…
  • May 21

    Death and Taxes And the Florida Probate Proce

    Death and Taxes And the Florida Probate Proce
    Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. This is also true for the Florida probate process. The purpose of the Florida probate process is to gather the assets and debts of the deceased, pay the debts…
  • May 19

    Florida Breweries and Alcohol License

    Florida Breweries and Alcohol License
    Florida was named one of the top states for brewery openings at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. Florida had the fifth most breweries across the U.S. in 2014, with 42 new beer makers setting up shop last year. Jacksonville…
Rank this Week: 659

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 404

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 463

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
  • May 28

    The new European Insolvency Regulation

    The new European Insolvency Regulation
    Antonio Leandro, the author of this post, teaches International Law at the University of Bari. On 20 May 2015 the European Parliament approved the new European Insolvency Regulation (EIR) in the text adopted by the Council at first reading on…
  • May 25

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation
    Andrea Isabell Dicke, attorney at law in Berlin, has authored a book on capital market related financial transactions with consumers under the Rome I Regulation (“Kapitalmarktgeschäfte mit Verbrauchern unter der Rom…
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
Rank this Week: 19

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Larry Klayman Sues Hillary & Bill Clinton & Clinton Foundation

    Larry Klayman Sues Hillary &amp; Bill Clinton &amp; Clinton Foundation
    Th following is the text of a press release issued by Freedom Watch on May 27, 2015: Today, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor, filed a civil suit against Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and their family…
  • May 22

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle
    Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday…
  • May 15

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy
    Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of…
Rank this Week: 244

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • May 27

    Enforcement Settlements All Wrapped Up in a Bow

    Enforcement Settlements All Wrapped Up in a Bow
    Last year, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement launched the “Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Initiative” offering “favorable settlement terms” to municipal issuers and underwriters who self-report continuing…
  • May 27

    Who You Gonna Call? FINRA!

    Who You Gonna Call? FINRA!
    Last month, FINRA launched a toll-free FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors at 844-57-HELPS (844-574-3577) to provide older investors with assistance from FINRA staff related to concerns they have with their brokerage accounts and…
  • May 14

    What Does The “E” In Email Mean Redux

    What Does The “E” In Email Mean Redux
    I recently blogged about the meaning of the “E” in email.  For a further discussion of the dangers associated with email, you can listen to this podcast.  The moral to the story is think long and hard before you hit that…
Rank this Week: 893

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition
    Source: Webindia123 (27 May 2015)http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/Asia/20150526/2601605.htmlPakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking the abolition of death penalty, maintaining that life and liberty are not …
  • May 23

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad
    Source: Human Rights Watch (20 May 2015)http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/20/australia-adopt-new-strategy-end-death-penalty-abroadFollowing the executions of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia, the Australian government…
  • May 23

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)
    Author: Andrew NovakPublisher: Routledge Publication date: September 15th 2015http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/search/author/andrew_novak/Abstract:This book provides a comparative constitutional analysis of executive clemency, with a…
Rank this Week: 745

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom
    If you ask a resident of British Columbia what the murder capital of Canada is they may well tell you it’s Surrey. But they’d be wrong. The latest statistics tell us that it is Regina, Saskatchewan, followed by Toronto, Ontario.…
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
Rank this Week: 942

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 735

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • May 27

    Lawsuit on Delay of EAD – work permit authorization.

    Lawsuit on Delay of EAD – work permit authorization.
    The work permit or work authorization is offered to many categories such as L2 visa holders, pending adjustment of status, Asylees, and lately the H4 visa holders. However recently USCIS has actually delayed the issuance of the work…
  • May 25

    Breaking Good News: H4 work authorization opening tomorrow May 26, 2015 – Save Jobs USA lawsuit lost!

    Breaking Good News: H4 work authorization opening tomorrow May 26, 2015 – Save Jobs USA lawsuit lost!
    For all those who were waiting to hear from the outcome on the H4 EAD lawsuit from Save Jobs USA, the Judge has made a decision.  The decision was that there will be no injunction against the H4 EAD regulatory rules and people on H4 who…
  • May 22

    New H1B Amendment Requirement Rule

    New H1B Amendment Requirement Rule
    H1b Amendment under the new rule of Simeio Solutions Decision from Shah Peerally, Attorney at Law Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information…
Rank this Week: 129

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • May 27

    2015 Edge International Global Partner Compensation System Survey

    2015 Edge International Global Partner Compensation System Survey
    Edge International is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Global Partner Compensation System Survey, authored by Edge International partners Ed Wesemann and Nick Jarrett-Kerr. This is the fourth triennial survey that we have conducted…
  • May 20

    Writing Tips from a Pro

    Writing Tips from a Pro
    Whether asked to deliver a speech or write an article for a magazine whose audience is primarily non-lawyers, many lawyers find it a challenge to present their ideas in a clear, straightforward fashion without resorting to legalese. In a…
  • May 6

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?
    Sam Glover, founder of The Lawyerist, believes that all lawyers must be familiar with the fundamental operating principles of the technology that we use every day. In his opinion, basic knowledge of the internet and how computers work is…
Rank this Week: 364

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 994

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/
  • May 27

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge
    The expenses associated with a DUI in Los Angeles are high and can include everything from fines and vehicle impoundment to the cost of getting an ignition lock system installed. Putting out that money is bad enough when the cops have some…
  • May 25

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator
    Some people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles or some other city may try to bluster their way out of a charge by claiming to have friends in high places who will get them off and make trouble for the arresting police officers. In almost all…
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
Rank this Week: 849

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    Nevada Senate Bill 444 – now with extra sleaze

    Nevada Senate Bill 444 – now with extra sleaze
    Well, I knew that politics was a dirty game — but I didn’t realize just how unethical some Senators would be in licking their masters’ boots. You might recall that Senate Bill 444 sought to repeal Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP…
  • May 24

    Il Soldato — Natale C. Misuraca

    Il Soldato — Natale C. Misuraca
    Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:Pvt. Natale Misuraca Today being Memorial Day, I thought I’d write about my favorite war hero, my grandfather Natale Misuraca – or as we all knew him, “Papa.” Natale Misuraca…
  • May 24

    Dancing Man

    Dancing Man
    If aliens are watching us, and trying to decide whether our planet should remain where it is, or be destroyed to make way for an intergalactic bypass, I hope they see this story — because they might just move the bypass if they do.…
Rank this Week: 506

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • May 27

    Why battle in court when court involves so much unfairness?

    Why battle in court when court involves so much unfairness?
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged…
  • May 24

    Importance of remembering all who have suffered from war, not only soldiers.

    Importance of remembering all who have suffered from war, not only soldiers.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.NOTE: The below blog…
  • May 21

    The importance of helping the prosecutor and judge reach the right decision.

    The importance of helping the prosecutor and judge reach the right decision.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.     In the…
Rank this Week: 501

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 27

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Blake Brittain : What’s My Name?: Rihanna’s “Robyn” Registration Opposed by DC Comic Doug Schoen : The Patent Process in America is Broken Joe Mullin: “Copyright trolling” Movie Studio gets hit with…
  • May 26

    Commil v. Cisco: Belief-of-Invalidity not a Defense to Inducement

    Commil v. Cisco: Belief-of-Invalidity not a Defense to Inducement
    by Dennis Crouch In Commil v. Cisco (Supreme Court 2015), the Supreme Court has held: A defendant’s “belief” that a patent is invalid does not serve as a defense to charges of inducing infringement of the patent.…
  • May 26

    USPTO Grants and Applications Both Down (Slightly) for FY2015

    USPTO Grants and Applications Both Down (Slightly) for FY2015
    I am predicting that US patent grants will fall in Fiscal Year 2015.  The chart above shows that the expected numbers through September 2015 will likely be slightly below the all-time high of 300,000+ utility patents…
Rank this Week: 251

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • May 27

    Record Number of Airbag Recalls After Deadly Explosion

    Record Number of Airbag Recalls After Deadly Explosion
    Takata, a world-wide airbag manufacturer, has announced that it has started recalling a record number of airbags. Evidently, the recall was in response to several deaths that occurred as a result of the faulty airbags. The airbags pose a…
  • May 20

    Ford Recalls Over 500K Vehicles over Various Safety Concern

    Ford Recalls Over 500K Vehicles over Various Safety Concern
    After a series of recalls in March, Ford has announced an additional set of vehicles that will be subject to various recalls. According to a Consumer Reports article, Ford has issued over 600,000 vehicle recalls related to faulty steering,…
  • May 12

    State Supreme Court Remands Truck Accident Case For New Trial Due to Evidentiary Issue

    State Supreme Court Remands Truck Accident Case For New Trial Due to Evidentiary Issue
    A decision has been issued by the Supreme Court of Texas in regard to a personal injury case brought by a woman who was injured in two car accidents just a few months apart. According to the decision, the woman was driving in Zapata County,…
Rank this Week: 758

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal
    On Tuesday the FBI arrested Miami Springs Police Sgt. Andres Quintanilla, a 16-year veteran of the force, on a federal corruption charge. The 33-year-old was charged with “attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of…
  • May 4

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime
    In the last few months, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug called flakka has been the culprit of many strange and bizarre crimes. One man ran nude through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he…
  • Apr 29

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction
    A Hernando County detention deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested, along with his girlfriend, in an alleged illegal narcotics transaction. The man, 41, has…
Rank this Week: 481

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • May 27

    CFP: Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family – Atlanta, GA

    CFP: Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family – Atlanta, GA
    Emory Law hosts Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family October 16-17, 2015. This workshop will connect institutional and human vulnerability in the context of...
  • May 27

    Election Law Stories – Columbus, OH

    Election Law Stories – Columbus, OH
    Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University hosts Election Law Stories, a works-in-progress event in which contributors to the forthcoming book, Election Law Stories, will discuss the histories of...
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly

    Call for Papers: European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly
    The European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly (ENLR) invites case annotations, article submissions and book reviews relating to the network industries. It is a European journal, but I hope that...
Rank this Week: 35

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 27

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union
    The LA Times reports: Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy
    From today's WSJ: U.S. businesses, feeling heat from activist investors, are slashing long-term spending and returning billions of dollars to shareholders, a fundamental shift in the way they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother
    I just finished the Wright Brothers, which I enjoyed, even though I don't think it's one of McCullough's best books. My main criticisms? The treatment of the events of December 1903 get relatively... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 67

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 458

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 27

    Undercover Agents Plundered the Dread Pirate Robert

    Undercover Agents Plundered the Dread Pirate Robert
    Undercover agents Carl Force (DEA) and Shaun Bridges (Secret Service) are facing charges including money laundering and wire fraud after they plundered the Dread Pirate Roberts. Who is this Dread Pirate Roberts? Ross Ulbricht, AKA the Dread…
  • May 25

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector
    A former Oklahoma police officer has been charged for training thousands of customers on how to pass lie detectors, or polygraphs. Charged for Sharing his Knowledge 69 year old Douglas Williams has instructed willfully paying customers since…
  • May 20

    Police Entrapment

    Police Entrapment
    There’s a thin line between police setting up a legitimate bust to catch a criminal and entrapment. Entrapment is defined as: “the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for…
Rank this Week: 451

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 763

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • May 27

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?

    A Two-Week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?
    With the June LSAT fast approaching (a little under two weeks!), test takers are more eager than ever to maximize the value of their remaining study time. And that's exactly what I want to discuss: how, with only two weeks and likely a…
  • May 26

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe

    Knowing the RULES of Law Firm Leadership and Profitability is Key to Career Succe
    Learning the rules of law firms is critical to your success there.  I have included a lot of material about how law firms work in my book, Best Friends at the Bar:  The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen…
  • May 25

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel

    5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsel
    On May 18th, I attended the Committee on Women in the Legal Profession of the New York City Bar Association's fourth annual General Counsel Panel, which discussed how women general counsels manage crises and their role in protecting their…
Rank this Week: 265

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • May 27

    Surprise! You Heard About that May 29th Filing Deadline, Right?

    Surprise! You Heard About that May 29th Filing Deadline, Right?
    You’re looking at the headline and wondering what I’m drinking. There’s no May 29th tax deadline, right? Well, yes, that’s correct; however, there is a May 29th government filing deadline that will impact some business…
  • May 26

    IRS “Get Transcript” Application Hacked; 104,000 Tax Returns Illegally Accessed

    IRS “Get Transcript” Application Hacked; 104,000 Tax Returns Illegally Accessed
    This afternoon IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced that criminals were able to use the IRS “Get Transcript” application to access approximately 104,000 tax returns. (An additional 100,000 or so attempts were unsuccessful.)…
  • May 25

    Staking and the WSOP: 2015 Update

    Staking and the WSOP: 2015 Update
    The 2015 World Series of Poker begins on Wednesday at the Rio Hotel and Casino here in Las Vegas. While many things have changed for this year (for example, the WSOP will have a “Colossus” tournament this coming Friday and…
Rank this Week: 411

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

The latest updates on developments affecting government contracts. Published by Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 973

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 909

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 27

    Flash Mob Law at Jenkin

    Flash Mob Law at Jenkin
    Have you ever watched a flash mob video on YouTube? Have you wondered if there are any legal consequences surrounding flash mobs and the people who plan (or participate in) them? Have you thought about planning a flash mob and want to know…
  • May 21

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online
    Summer is the time for block parties, parades, and other fun activities. See how to stay safe and lawful this summer by searching the Philadelphia Code online, provided by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. For easy searching, this…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile &amp; LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
Rank this Week: 453

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 27

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call
    FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is proposing new ways to protect consumers against unwanted phone calls, including robocalls and sales messages. In a proposal he began circulating today, Mr. Wheeler listed a number of actions which would allow…
  • May 27

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue
    Eric N. Lindblom, Georgetown University, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health law, has published Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising — And the First Amendment at 70 Food & Drug Law Journal 57 (2015).…
  • May 27

    "It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before"

    &quot;It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before&quot;
    The American Federation of Musicians is still hearing sour notes. Eriq Gardner (The Hollywood Reporter) reports that the AFM has filed a second lawsuit against the biggest studios in Hollywood (Columbia Studios, Paramount, Twentieth Century…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • May 27

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art
    Museums have recently been criticized by the Jewish Claims Conference in a report here for ethical lapses: promising to, yet failing to research their collections and to coordinate and promote research into the provenance of their…
  • May 18

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23
    Join us this Saturday morning May 23 at 9 am in Westhampton Beach NY to learn about how to save oysters and clean up the bay through oyster farming.   An adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day and the…
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
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