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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/
  • Oct 24

    I'm Dual Purposing!

    I'm Dual Purposing!
    I'm in Austin, TX, for the next couple of days.My Aunt Gail died late last week after a protracted fight with cancer, so the extended family is here to both commiserate and celebrate - last night we drank some wine, ate some pasta, and did…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Plan Based Audit

    Texas Plan Based Audit
    Texas does a lot of things differently, and certainly when it comes to work injury protection the state is alone in a number of areas.Texas was one of the first to introduce an Independent Medical Review process to its system, an idea that…
  • Oct 22

    Occupational Codes and Rating

    Occupational Codes and Rating
    One of the concepts that got me through law school was that there was always a rule, then there were exceptions to the rule.And of course, being the academic study of law, there were always exceptions to the exceptions to the rule - but when…
Rank this Week: 321

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Oct 24

    British Employee Injured, Employer Suffers Fine

    British Employee Injured, Employer Suffers Fine
    Injuries to a British roadworker, who suffered minor burns when a road marking vehicle caught fire and exploded in Bristol, has led to fines for his employer following a recent court hearing.   Neil Higgins from Leighton Buzzard,…
  • Oct 23

    New Jersey Employer Fined for Safety and Health Hazard

    New Jersey Employer Fined for Safety and Health Hazard
    Not keeping workers safe on the job has resulted in fines for one New Jersey-based business.   Custom-order cabinetry company Choice Cabinetry LLC exposed employees to safety and health hazards, many involving methylene chloride,…
  • Oct 22

    How Would An Ebola Pandemic Affect Work Comp?

    How Would An Ebola Pandemic Affect Work Comp?
    What does 1918 have to do with Ebola and work comp in 2014? Unfortunately a great deal. In 1918, the final year of World War I, the world saw a pandemic of influenza with the most deaths of any single event in world history – estimated…
Rank this Week: 288

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 24

    Multnomah County Library launches $500,000 study focused on bridging ‘digital divide’

    Multnomah County Library launches $500,000 study focused on bridging ‘digital divide’
    “The Multnomah County Library is teaming up with Portland State University to tackle the “digital divide” between low-income people and their wealthier counterparts nationwide. Library leaders announced plans this week to…
  • Oct 23

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut
    “Next summer Oakland could lose as many as six to eight of its libraries, though it’s too soon to tell which branches might end up on the chopping block. Funded partly by the city’s general fund and partly by Measure…
  • Oct 23

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital
    “As a product of the digital age, I’ve been conditioned to believe that anything worth saving is worth saving to an external hard drive. Paper can be ripped, lost, swept away, spilled on or destroyed in any number of ways. For me,…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 759

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014
    Erin and I were in Burbank yesterday to to talk governance at a foundation’s board retreat. Have a listen to Amy Adams sing Happy Working Song while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Guidestar USA: Introducing…
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Oct 24

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover of Impulse #36, published not so long ago in 1998. The bailiff is apparently administering the oath to the witness, who replies “Uh, yeah, sure, whatever,” which no doubt prompts the ire of the…
  • Oct 23

    A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media Discovery

    A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media Discovery
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use love writing and blogging, so much so that our editor Jim Dedman is now contributing posts to other venues.  Recently, his piece, “A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media…
  • Oct 22

    Tech Companies To Litigate Unpaid Royaltie

    Tech Companies To Litigate Unpaid Royaltie
    Two kings of the tech world will reportedly duke it out over allegedly unpaid royalties.  In the suit, filed in federal court in New York, Microsoft alleges that it entered into a patent-sharing agreement in 2011 by which Samsung was to…
Rank this Week: 187

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)
    Photo by Jenny Gildea Photography (who I cannot more highly recommend). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination “How Can We Accommodate You?” — via Employment Discrimination Report Hearing Religious and Pregnancy…
  • Oct 23

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint
    Ruby Blackmon claimed that for a ten-month period, her second-level manager inappropriately stared at her breasts three to 10 times per day, would sexually rub her back, and would breath on her back and ear. Blackmon made ten different…
  • Oct 22

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court
    The honest-belief rule is one of most effective shields available to employers in discrimination cases: As long as an employer has an honest belief in its proffered nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an employee, the employee cannot…
Rank this Week: 113

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: 412

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/
  • Oct 24

    The Inflexible Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

    The Inflexible Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice
    It's THREE years, and not a day more.  In legal malpractice, no matter whether your claim is based on negligence or breach of contract CPLR 214(6) states that one has 3 years in which to bring the action. Tsafatinos v Law Off. of Sanford…
  • Oct 23

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice
    Legal malpractice cases come up in all kinds of settings.  It may be the individual personal injury plaintiff whose case was not started on time; it may be the car accident in which the doctor's reports failed to give the necessary…
  • Oct 22

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal
    Up to today, the rule in legal malpractice litigation has been that Plaintiff was not required to appeal from a decision in order to sue his attorney.  That all changed today with the Court of Appeals decision in Grace v Law  2014…
Rank this Week: 100

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD
    Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest bar, closes its doors for the last time this Saturday. It's had a good great run.In simpler times, lawyers and judges met after court and had a few cold ones, and maybe ate a cheeseburger before heading home.…
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
Rank this Week: 134

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 24

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb
    Verbs like “heave” or “shove,” “endure” or “conquer”? Nope. More like “be” and “do” and “let.” I chanced on the word “gat” recently. Not the gun…
  • Oct 24

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?
    It was some time ago, while reading a few articles and columns offering opinions and insights into the legal and professional information publishing industry, that I perceived the extent to which the bonds between the employee and company…
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
Rank this Week: 70

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 24

    In the News: Criticism of Buyback

    In the News: Criticism of Buyback
    There has been a flurry of articles this year criticizing the zany pace of buybacks including: – Financial Times’ “Buybacks: Money well spent?” – Financial Times’ “The short-sighted US buyback…
  • Oct 23

    The Latest SEC Enforcement Stat

    The Latest SEC Enforcement Stat
    Last week, the SEC released the stats for the activities of its Enforcement Division for the agency’s 2014 fiscal year, noting a “record” number of enforcement actions in 2014 involving a “wide range of…
  • Oct 22

    Posted: Archive Video from the “Usable Proxy Workshop”

    Posted: Archive Video from the “Usable Proxy Workshop”
    Last month, I co-hosted a “Usable Proxy Workshop” with Addison in NYC for a group of in-house folks. The panels were video-taped (thanks to the host of our location, Simpson Thacher!) – and I have now posted those video…
Rank this Week: 702

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 24

    Ebola worries? Fear-bola? Who do you believe?

    Ebola worries? Fear-bola? Who do you believe?
    Earlier this month I was on a Wi-Fi and Cable TV enabled flight. Passengers thought it very funny that two of the shows accessible on the cable TV channels were on plane crashes and jetliner engine failures. Well, some of the passengers…
  • Oct 22

    Changing American Attitudes: Gay/Lesbian Issue

    Changing American Attitudes: Gay/Lesbian Issue
    Recently, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed AB2501 banning the “gay panic” defense in California. The story in the Visalia Times-Delta says, Californians cannot claim in court that they were “acting from panic or…
  • Oct 20

    Morality in everyday life for the religious and the nonreligiou

    Morality in everyday life for the religious and the nonreligiou
    The researchers recruited a sample of 1,252 adults ranging in age from 18 to 68 years of age who reside in the US and Canada. Each participant completed measures of religiosity and political ideation prior to participation in the actual…
Rank this Week: 611

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 24

    Thull v. Techtronic: The Jury Reached a Verdict (for the Defense).

    Thull v. Techtronic: The Jury Reached a Verdict (for the Defense).
    Minnesota Litigator has followed the Thull v. Table Saw manufacturer litigation for a while now. In fact, this lawsuit is attracting attention in far-away places for a while now. Here are the Court’s final jury instructions. How much do…
  • Oct 23

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic
    Credit the Rochester Post-Bulletin reporter Jeff Kiger for this story from Olmstead County (and thanks ELG for cluing me in!). Dr. Franklin Cockerill got all choked up and teary about leaving Mayo Collaborative Services…
  • Oct 23

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…
    Previously on Minnesota Litigator, we have covered the battle between Superior Edge, Inc. (“SEI”) and Monsanto (here, linked, is SEI’s complaint and U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim’s (D. Minn.) denial in…
Rank this Week: 137

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Aggie-ravating Trademark Issues with College Mascot

    Aggie-ravating Trademark Issues with College Mascot
    Colleges serve an important role in American society, providing education, experience and leadership to each new generation. Also, sports. And did I mention SPORTS? Regardless of the reason (cable?), college sports have become a huge business…
  • Oct 23

    How would a corporation run a country?

    How would a corporation run a country?
    - Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule In a recent meeting, someone dropped a forecast on the table stating that Google was on track, in five years, to become the world’s first trillion dollar company (currently they are $382 B).…
  • Oct 22

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm
    This month, the greater downtown Minneapolis community is welcoming the Brave New Workshop Student Union to the neighborhood.  Until just a few weeks ago, the improvisational comedy school convened classes at the Brave New…
Rank this Week: 178

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Which Of These 4 Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Which Of These 4 Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    I once heard a TTAB judge state that the outcomes of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Try your adjudicatory skills on these four…
  • Oct 23

    TTAB TEST: Is "BLENDS" Merely Descriptive of Wine Marketing Services?

    TTAB TEST: Is "BLENDS" Merely Descriptive of Wine Marketing Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the marks BLENDS and BLENDS, INC., in standard character form, for "marketing, advertising and promoting the sale of wine." The word "blends" is descriptive of wine, but does it describe applicant's services?…
  • Oct 22

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal
    Here are four recent appeals from mere descriptiveness refusals under Section 2(e)(1). Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that, by my estimation, the Board affirms more than 80% of these refusals. [Answers in first comment].In…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 5

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 143

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 24

    Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely

    Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely
    Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of…
  • Oct 23

    Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System

    Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System
    Wyden spoke with WIRED about the difficulties of keeping mum on classified matters, about his public showdown with intelligence chief James Clapper over the NSA's data collection on Americans, and about the government's use of zero-day…
  • Oct 22

    This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature

    This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature
    The Log Jammer blends into a natural setting to cut off that constant remote communication---to force people to experience the place they're in. The post This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature appeared…
Rank this Week: 27

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
  • Oct 22

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order
    VendoNet, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, No. 13 C 3475, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 15, 2014) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah construed the claims in this patent dispute retarding methods of giving vending machine customers access to a computer…
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion
    Beasley v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 12 C 8715, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve, after previously deferring ruling to allow the parties to work out procedural disputes, granted defendant John Wiley &…
Rank this Week: 220

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 24

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market
    For the last several months, I have been interested in thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy and, in particular, the short-term rental market typified by Internet sites like Airbnb. Thus far, it seems only tentative, relatively…
  • Oct 23

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele
    As someone who clears title to vacant inner-city properties--first in Baltimore, now in South Bend--I have been asked more than once "Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?" An Atlantic article with that exact…
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
Rank this Week: 258

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Oct 24

    New and Notable Book in the Library

    New and Notable Book in the Library
    The New Books collection is located directly in front of the reference desk. John Paul Stevens, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution (Little Brown & Co. 2014) LAW-New Books KF4557.S74 2014 “Provocative only…
  • Oct 23

    Bring Your ID Card to Access the Law Library on Evenings and Weekend

    Bring Your ID Card to Access the Law Library on Evenings and Weekend
    All law students are required to swipe their SU ID cards after 8pm Monday through Thursday and on Sunday card swipes are required from 7am – noon and after 4pm. The ID card swipe policy increases security and law student priority in the…
  • Oct 22

    Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focu

    Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focu
    Seattle architect Tom Kundig built a cabin on a ridge near Mazama, causing a groundswell of outrage among valley property owners. While other Methow Valley areas have the controversial “Ridge Buster” homes, Mazama prides itself on…
Rank this Week: 548

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 24

    Five for the Future

    Five for the Future
    The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference gathered more than 100 of the world’s leading authorities on the evolving practice of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and set them to work. Here are…
  • Oct 23

    2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced

    2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced
    InnovAction Awards were presented to law firm Higgs & Sons and the Legal OnRamp Fellowship at last week's 2014 Futures Conference in Boston. The College of Law Practice Management presents InnovAction Awards to recognize lawyers, law…
  • Oct 23

    New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use

    New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use
    Do you need advice about the ethics issues involved in social networking? Chances are your questions will be answered by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s recent Formal Opinion 2014-300. The 18-page opinion addresses issues that are…
Rank this Week: 535

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/
  • Oct 24

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance
    Rainbow Gun Club, Inc. v. Denbury Resources, Inc., 2014 WL 869504 (W.D. La. March 5, 2014). In this action, the District Court affirmed a remand order finding that CAFA’s local “single event exception” can include mass…
  • Oct 23

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?
    Controulis v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 2013 WL 6482970 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2013). The plaintiff, employed as a bottler by the defendant, Anheuser-Busch, LLC, brought an action alleging that the defendant violated California law by including the…
  • Oct 22

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 72

The Korean Law Blog

The Korean Law Blog

Provides updates and comments on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 961

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
Rank this Week: 690

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/
  • Oct 24

    Adjudicate or Rule Make? That May Not Be A Question For The Court

    Adjudicate or Rule Make? That May Not Be A Question For The Court
    Professor Stephen Bainbridge yesterday passed along Henry G. Manne’s criticism of the SEC’s use of adjudication in lieu of rulemaking.  For those who haven’t taken my Administrative Law class, there are actually two…
  • Oct 23

    If Bylaws Are Contracts, Where’s The Boilerplate?

    If Bylaws Are Contracts, Where’s The Boilerplate?
    Bylaws hardly constitute literature.  For the most part, they simply regurgitate the applicable general corporation law with a few permitted changes here and there.  In general, there seems to be two schools of thought when it comes…
  • Oct 22

    Can An Employment Agreement Be A Wee Bit Too Integrated?

    Can An Employment Agreement Be A Wee Bit Too Integrated?
    The Bylaws of many public companies provide for mandatory indemnification of directors and officers (and sometimes other agents as well).  Often, Bylaws describe these indemnity obligations as contract rights.  For example the…
Rank this Week: 190

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability
    Trick or treat or employment law litigation? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
  • Oct 23

    The Graying of the Legal Profession

    The Graying of the Legal Profession
    The legal profession is aging as the percentage of younger lawyers continues to shrink in a decades-long trend. In 1980, 36 percent of the nation’s… The post The Graying of the Legal Profession appeared on…
  • Oct 22

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research
    I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was…
Rank this Week: 200

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Oct 24

    On the right to be forgotten and the right to remember

    On the right to be forgotten and the right to remember
    Earlier this year the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided the case of Google Spain v Costeja González, which established the so-called right to be forgotten (RTBF), which can be more accurately described as a…
  • Oct 13

    Who wants to be forgotten?

    Who wants to be forgotten?
    Back when the Court of Justice of the European Union decided the case of Google Spain, one of my first comments was that we needed some time to have a look at the way the decision is going to be applied and implemented. It’s been just…
  • Oct 3

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?
    Much has been written about the security and gender issues surrounding the leak of naked celebrity pictures taken from cloud services. Similarly, much has been said about the CJEU ruling on the so-called “right to be…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 24

    Eric Andrist: Pro-Prop 46

    Eric Andrist: Pro-Prop 46
    Proposition 46 on California’s November ballot takes three steps to improve patient safety. While the doctors, hospitals and medical malpractice insurance companies that have spent tens of millions of dollars to oppose this initiative love…
  • Oct 23

    Debating Prop 46

    Debating Prop 46
    One of the biggest events in tort law this fall is Prop 46, the California ballot initiative over whether to raise the MICRA cap on non-economic damages in med mal cases (set in 1975 at $250,000 and not raised since)....
  • Oct 22

    AALS Torts Newsletter

    AALS Torts Newsletter
    The AALS Torts & Compensation Systems Section Newsletter is available here: Download Torts_Newsletter_2014. Section Secretary Leslie Kendrick drafted it, with the help of Kristin Glover, Research Librarian at UVa Law.
Rank this Week: 815

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
  • Oct 24

    Denial of a motio to dismiss for inconvenient forum.

    Denial of a motio to dismiss for inconvenient forum.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division determined that the motion court properly exercised its discretion in finding that New York was a proper forum and that defendant failed to meet his burden to dismiss the action on inconvenient…
  • Oct 23

    Summary judgment for medical residents acting under the direction of the attending physicians.

    Summary judgment for medical residents acting under the direction of the attending physicians.
    Practice point:  In their motion for summary judgment, the defendants made a prima facie showing of their entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting deposition testimony, hospital records, and the affirmation of their…
  • Oct 22

    A premature summary judgment motion.

    A premature summary judgment motion.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff sued for injuries allegedly sustained when she tripped and fell as a result of an alleged defect on a curb near a catch basin/sewer in the defendant-Town. The Town moved for summary judgment dismissing…
Rank this Week: 494

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/
  • Oct 24

    El Supremo extiende la malversación al mundo de las sociedades pública

    El Supremo extiende la malversación al mundo de las sociedades pública
    La Sala de lo Penal del Tribunal Supremo frena la huida del Derecho Administrativo a fuerza de extender la figura de la malversación a las apropiaciones de fondos de sociedades y entidades públicas.
  • Oct 19

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner
    El retorno del eurodiputado Sosa Wagner a su Cátedra merece una Carta abierta de reconocimiento de su labor y de bienvenida al mundo jurídico y académico.
  • Oct 16

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale
    Según la reciente jurisprudencia del Tribunal Supremo, las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo (RPT), procedan de la Administración que sea, son actos administrativos a todos los efectos.
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The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 864

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/
  • Oct 24

    Be Careful What You Wish For

    Be Careful What You Wish For
    What happens when someone changes his or her mind about medical care after preparing a power of attorney?  A recent article in the Law Times by Judy van Rhijn highlights some concerns surrounding this issue. In Ontario, in most…
  • Oct 23

    Intellectual Property – Why it’s Fashionable to Consider when Estate Planning.

    Intellectual Property – Why it’s Fashionable to Consider when Estate Planning.
    Much to the sadness of many celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and even politicians, world renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, from complications with cancer.  Mr. de la Renta was 82…
  • Oct 22

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early
    The controversial topic of life support and when to “pull the plug” is likely to ignite debate wherever it is raised. The issue involves aspects of morality, religion, science, and, of course, law. This complicated philosophical…
Rank this Week: 556

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Oct 23

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton
    Kim Dayton, founder of the elderlawprof blog, co-blogger, author of many books and articles, and creator of many superb elder law projects is celebrating her birthday!
  • Oct 23

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution
    Via The Telegraph: Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain's most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted…
  • Oct 22

    The Worst Waiting List?

    The Worst Waiting List?
    I've heard about the backlog for SSD appeals, but I had no idea how much of a backlog exists until I read the story in the October 19, 2014 Washington Post. Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in...
Rank this Week: 563

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Oct 23

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization
    Okay, the headline was made to draw in the reader. Non-banks will be allowed to securitize to their heart's content,...
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
Rank this Week: 185

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Oct 23

    Imputan a dos hombres por largo y apasionado beso

    Imputan a dos hombres por largo y apasionado beso
    Seis activistas homosexuales fueron formalmente imputados en la ciudad italiana de Perugia por disturbios al orden público cuando con un “largo y apasionado” beso se manifestaron en contra de manifestaciones que pretenden…
  • Oct 23

    Corte Suprema de Japón falla en caso de acoso por embarazo

    Corte Suprema de Japón falla en caso de acoso por embarazo
    Este jueves la Suprema Corte de Japón emitió el primer veredicto en materia de matahara, o acoso laboral en razón del embarazo, anulando la decisión del Tribunal Superior de Hiroshima que desechó la demanda…
  • Oct 23

    Gobierno de Hungría imputará a ONG con financiamiento noruego

    Gobierno de Hungría imputará a ONG con financiamiento noruego
    En declaración entregada a la agencia húngara de noticias MTI, la oficina de control gubernamental, Kormányzati Ellenőrzési Hivatal, KEHI, señaló que se han revelado irregularidades en 61 de los…
Rank this Week: 71

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Oct 23

    Legal Hackers, LLC, Seeks to Trademark LEGAL HACKERS

    Legal Hackers, LLC, Seeks to Trademark LEGAL HACKERS
    "The term “Legal Hackers” is currently pending trademark registration with the USPTO [by Legal Hackers, LLC]." Wait, what? That sounds like bullshit.
  • Oct 23

    Why Are Lawyers So Expensive? I’ll Tell You Why

    Why Are Lawyers So Expensive? I’ll Tell You Why
    There is a lot of discussion lately about the need for lower-cost legal fees. This is an important discussion for lawyers to have, but I think it is also important to stop and reflect on why hiring a lawyer is so expensive in the first place.
  • Oct 22

    The Enigmatic Em Dash

    The Enigmatic Em Dash
    Don't fear the em dash—it can add energy and much needed variety to your prose.
Rank this Week: 890

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 23

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- BIO Joint Comment

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- BIO Joint Comment
    By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural…
  • Oct 23

    GPhA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed IP Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

    GPhA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed IP Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) issued a statement today regarding ongoing talks between major Pacific Rim countries (including the U.S.) related to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This…
  • Oct 22

    Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter

    Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the third quarter of 2014.…
Rank this Week: 92

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 427

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

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

    New App for Medical Marijuana Delivery in California

    New App for Medical Marijuana Delivery in California
    There are smartphone for apps for everything these days. According to a recent article from Tech Crunch, a new startup company in San Francisco has an app for medical marijuana users. The company requires users to upload their California…
  • Oct 21

    Anaheim Pulling Plug on Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Pulling Plug on Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    According to a recent article from the Orange County Register, the City of Anaheim is using their control of the local water and power supply to literally pull the plug on medical marijuana dispensaries. In a city where medical marijuana…
  • Oct 21

    Deputy Attorney General: California Needs Better Regulation of Medical Marijuana Industry

    Deputy Attorney General: California Needs Better Regulation of Medical Marijuana Industry
    Despite growing public support for medical marijuana in California, federal officials are calling for more regulation. According to a recent news article from the LA Times, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole stated during an…
Rank this Week: 835

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1000

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Oct 23

    Maintenance to Taylor & Francis ebooks web site

    Maintenance to Taylor & Francis ebooks web site
    Due to essential maintenance users will not be able to access tandfebooks.com for a maximum of 1 hour between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday 25th October. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D17549'; …
  • Oct 22

    Emerald website maintenance

    Emerald website maintenance
    Emerald Management First and Emerald Insight are scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. During this maintenance window, both websites will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. addthis_url =…
  • Oct 22

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance
    Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne (http://library.hku.hk/record=b2330290) on Saturday, October 25. Beginning at 6 a.m., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. addthis_url =…
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Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 647