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Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jan 19

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal
    On November 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed the decertification of a class of over 10,000 employees. The Court of Appeal held that the trial court should examine the plaintiffs’ theory…
  • Jan 9

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M
    McDonald’s Corporation has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a certified wage-and-hour class action lawsuit in Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 3:14-cv-02098-JD (ND. Cal.). See Plaintiff’s Motion for…
  • Jan 4

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break
    Last month, the California Supreme Court issued Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., __ Cal. 4th __, 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. Dec. 22, 2016) (slip op. available here), a much-anticipated decision that clarified that employers may not…
Rank this Week: 856

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 19

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Have you heard of cell phone crashing? It’s hilarious. The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
  • Jan 19

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit

    The 5 Most Common Causes for Wintertime Personal Injury Lawsuit
    When you live in a colder climate, winter rain, ice and snow can quickly cause accidents. Some seasonal holiday traditions also result in personal injuries. Most of these events are preventable. Consider the following five most common causes…
  • Jan 18

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It

    How to Identify Medical Malpractice & What to Do About It
    No one wants to imagine the possibility of dealing with medical malpractice. You just want to be treated properly and get over the illness or ailment that you are dealing with. Still, it is important to recognize that malpractice is common.…
Rank this Week: 815

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jan 19

    Chancery Upholds Pre-Suit Demand Refusal By Board

    Chancery Upholds Pre-Suit Demand Refusal By Board
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery opinion demonstrates the formidable challenge that a stockholder faces when she attempts to proceed with a derivative claim in the face of a pre-suit demand that was refused by the board. In Andersen v.…
  • Jan 19

    Court Grants Dismissal Based on First-Filed Rule

    Court Grants Dismissal Based on First-Filed Rule
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. With the ever-increasing globalization of business, readers will appreciate this Court of Chancery opinion discussing dismissal based on the…
  • Jan 17

    Article on Board’s Fiduciary Duty of Oversight

    Article on Board’s Fiduciary Duty of Oversight
    In my most recent column for the publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors, I discussed a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision that addressed the fiduciary duty of directors to provide oversight, and what must be…
Rank this Week: 179

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Federal Circuit Requires Standing to Appeal PTAB’s Final Decision

    Federal Circuit Requires Standing to Appeal PTAB’s Final Decision
    Although arguably foreshadowed, some may be surprised to learn that a party with the right to challenge the validity of a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) may not have the right to appeal an…
  • Jan 12

    COVERED BUSINESS METHODS PATENTS — NOT SO BROAD!

    COVERED BUSINESS METHODS PATENTS — NOT SO BROAD!
    The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has reminded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in no uncertain terms that covered business method review has limits.  In Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., 841…
  • Jan 5

    “It’s In The Game” – Proof Issues In Software Copyright Infringement Case

    “It’s In The Game” – Proof Issues In Software Copyright Infringement Case
    A recent Ninth Circuit decision in Antonick v. Electronic Arts, Inc. (filed Nov. 22, 2016), shows some of the proof issues that a plaintiff may encounter in prosecuting claims for copyright infringement in connection with software.  A…
Rank this Week: 823

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 19

    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    The Better Angels of Our Nature
    There have been few darker hours in our country’s history than March 4, 1861, the date of Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address. Seven states had already seceded from the Union and armed conflict loomed. While denouncing…
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Supreme Court to Review Whether Statute of Limitations Applies to SEC Disgorgement Claim

    Guest Post: Supreme Court to Review Whether Statute of Limitations Applies to SEC Disgorgement Claim
    Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in two cases involving the limitations periods under the federal securities laws. One case, as I noted in a post earlier this week, will address the question of whether or not the filing of a…
  • Jan 17

    Guest Post: The Nuts & Bolts of SEC Investigations & Enforcement

    Guest Post: The Nuts & Bolts of SEC Investigations & Enforcement
    The SEC is the primary regulatory body charged with the enforcement of the U.S. securities laws. Most insurance and legal professionals are well-aware of the agency and familiar with its regulatory role. But in an era that has been (at least…
Rank this Week: 147

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Create Five-member Board of Directors at CFPB

    GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Create Five-member Board of Directors at CFPB
    Last week, Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced a bill (S. 105) that would amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to replace the CFPB’s current single director with a…
  • Jan 19

    House GOP Report Claims CFPB Violated APA

    House GOP Report Claims CFPB Violated APA
    On January 18, GOP members of the House Financial Services Committee released “The CFPB’s Vitiated Legal Case Against Auto-Lenders”, an investigative report prepared by GOP members who are of the belief that the CFPB likely…
  • Jan 19

    DOL Releases Second Set of FAQs Addressing Comments Concerning Fiduciary Rule

    DOL Releases Second Set of FAQs Addressing Comments Concerning Fiduciary Rule
    On January 13, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a second set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) in response to comments from financial services firms and other stakeholders on its recently-released Fiduciary Rule, which redefines a…
Rank this Week: 919

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 397

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Self Driving Cars: Save Me or Save You?

    Self Driving Cars: Save Me or Save You?
    The widespread use of self-driving cars promises to bring substantial benefits to transportation efficiency, public safety and personal well-being. Car manufacturers are working to overcome the remaining technical challenges that stand in the…
  • Jan 17

    Workplace Deaths Reach Highest in 7 Year

    Workplace Deaths Reach Highest in 7 Year
    Despite advances in workplace safety and regulations, on the job deaths do occur, and according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in December 2016, a total of 4,836 fatal workplace injuries…
  • Jan 12

    Apple Sued by Family of 5 Year Old Killed by Driver Using FaceTime Behind The Wheel

    Apple Sued by Family of 5 Year Old Killed by Driver Using FaceTime Behind The Wheel
    The family of a girl who was killed when the car she was in was rear-ended by a driver using his iPhone’s Facetime app has sued not only the driver, but also Apple. The family says iPhones should disable video and other distracting apps…
Rank this Week: 559

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 19

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….
    By Sarah Levinson I would have guessed that my fellow EPA employees would be leaders when it comes to recycling and reducing wastes. Turns out we are leaders, but not quite as far out front as I had hoped. In 2015, a presidential Executive…
  • Jan 19

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People
    Over the past few years we have heard a pretty constant refrain about “EPA overreach” which is shorthand for saying EPA has gone beyond the authority given to it by Congress.   Even though as Administrator both Lisa…
  • Jan 19

    Innovation in Government

    Innovation in Government
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick EPA and other federal agencies are tasked with finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and complicated problems. These problems require innovative solutions, which EPA supports through use of…
Rank this Week: 211

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    INAUGURATION PRIMER

    INAUGURATION PRIMER
    The interregnum (what a great word) ends tomorrow as Donald J Trump takes the oath of office and becomes the 45th  president of the United States. CJ John Roberts will administer the oath. Query/trivia: who was the last person who…
  • Jan 18

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA
    Not quite a JOA, but another Not Guilty for everyone's favourite federal blogger and a damn good criminal defense attorney: PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NOT GUILTY VERDICT OF MEDICAL DOCTOR MICHAEL…
  • Jan 16

    RIDING A TIGER

    RIDING A TIGER
    THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. A new President takes office in five days. Qi hu nan xia"When on the tiger's back, it's hard to dismount."Chinese Proverb.See You In…
Rank this Week: 180

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jan 19

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue
    January 19th, 2017, today, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider President-Elect Trump’s pick for the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. The National Whistleblower Center asked its supporters to insist that the…
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted
    The White House announced today that President Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating government documents and videos to WikiLeaks. Manning, a former US…
  • Jan 17

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
    This morning, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director Stephen Kohn addressed the Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, a group of private sector experts charged with advising the Presidential Task Force on a…
Rank this Week: 283

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam
    Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro,  and I discuss Tam. The podcast can be found at the National Constitution Center's website, as well as on iTunes and other platforms.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.
    Seen on my way back from the Tam oral argument:Activist Comicshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim
    Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke & DJ Servs., LLC, No. 14-17229 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017) (per curiam)Slep-Tone makes karaoke music tracks under the trademark “Sound Choice.” They’re released on…
Rank this Week: 70

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 300

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 19

    Court reported to reject request of plaintiffs in another case challenging CFPB’s constitutionality for consolidation with PHH

    Court reported to reject request of plaintiffs in another case challenging CFPB’s constitutionality for consolidation with PHH
    Barbara S. Mishkin According to a Law360 report, the D.C. federal district court has denied the request of the plaintiffs in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Lew, et al. to consolidate their case with PHH on appeal to the…
  • Jan 19

    Democratic leadership plans to oppose change in CFPB structure

    Democratic leadership plans to oppose change in CFPB structure
    Barbara S. Mishkin As Inauguration Day approaches, the rhetoric about the CFPB’s future continues to heat up.  American Banker reported that, on a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Charles…
  • Jan 19

    CFPB previews company portal update

    CFPB previews company portal update
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has released an overview of an updated online company portal for viewing and responding to consumer complaints that it plans to launch in early 2017. The overview is intended to serve “only as a first glance…
Rank this Week: 702

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    JACKSONVILLE COUPLE ARRESTED FOR DEALING DRUGS WHILE A CHILD WAS PRESENT

    JACKSONVILLE COUPLE ARRESTED FOR DEALING DRUGS WHILE A CHILD WAS PRESENT
    SUSPECT NOT ARRESTED UNTIL MULTIPLE SALES A recent News4Jax story gives details into the arrest of Reco Benefield and Amber Troutman for drug charges and child neglect.   The news report states that an undercover Jacksonville…
  • Jan 4

    GROUP OF TEENS STEAL $18,000 WORTH OF PURSES

    GROUP OF TEENS STEAL $18,000 WORTH OF PURSES
    Teens Steal Purses in Coordinated Theft A recent report by News4Jax states that nearly $18,000 of high end purses were stolen from a Kate Spade store at the St. Augustine Outlet Mall.  The theft happened during normal business…
  • Dec 21

    SANTA ARRESTED IN JACKSONVILLE, ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS

    SANTA ARRESTED IN JACKSONVILLE, ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS
    SANTA COULD MISS CHRISTMAS On December 19, 2016 undercover detectives from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Isaac Earl Geiger for several narcotics charges.  Per a News4Jax story, the Sheriff’s office were…
Rank this Week: 826

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation
    ‘Essen, a to-go café with locations in Midtown East, Hell’s Kitchen, and Financial District in New York City, has been hit with a wage violation lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the cafe failed to pay several cooks, food…
  • Jan 12

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation
    A wage theft lawsuit has been filed against Reichenbach Hall, a German beer hall located in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit charges that the restaurant cheated its waiters and waitresses out of minimum wage and overtime pay. The servers claim…
  • Dec 29

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016
    On December 31, 2016, restaurant workers throughout New York State will begin to see changes in the payment structure of their wages.   Back of the House Workers   Back of the house workers (cooks, dishwashers, stockers, and others…
Rank this Week: 647

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, stripping a Plaintiff of post offer costs after receiving a jury award less than a pre-trial defence settlement offer. In today’s case (Rutter…
  • Jan 18

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing future care damages in the case of paraplegia. In today’s case (Warick v. Diwell) the Plaintiff was involved in an “extremely…
  • Jan 10

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim
    There are a line of cases suggesting that once a plaintiff passenger establishes that he or she was injured while riding on a public carrier, a prima facie case of negligence is made out. Today reasons were released by the BC Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 208

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 19

    Lentz School Security, 2016 - 2017 Edition, by Mary Lentz

    Lentz School Security, 2016 - 2017 Edition, by Mary Lentz
      Lentz School Security provides useful guidance, practical advice, relevant statutes, and case law for addressing school security and safety issues. Topics include interviewing children, identifying volatile situations, and…
  • Jan 19

    U.S. Master Tax Guide (2017) 100th Edition, by Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff Publication

    U.S. Master Tax Guide (2017) 100th Edition, by Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff Publication
      The U.S. Master Tax Guide provides helpful and practical guidance on today's federal tax law. This 100th Edition reflects all pertinent federal taxation changes that affect 2016 returns and provides fast and reliable answers…
  • Jan 19

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov
    The Presidential Inauguration is tomorrow, January 20. With the new president comes a new administrative office. Keep up-to-date with notices, proposed rules, and final rules from the executive office online at…
Rank this Week: 715

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 551

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Jan 19

    Next Ag Secretary has a big role to play on animal welfare

    Next Ag Secretary has a big role to play on animal welfare
    The cabinet post with perhaps the most relevance for animal welfare within the incoming administration was one of the last to be filled—with former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue getting the nod from President-elect Donald Trump as the…
  • Jan 4

    Animal protection rules could be chopped by regulation ax

    Animal protection rules could be chopped by regulation ax
    In the first days of the 115th Congress, lawmakers are poised to take up the so-called Midnight Rules Relief Act and the REINS Act, which both have the potential to undermine Presidential authority and set the stage for the…
  • Jan 3

    The 2016 congressional year in review for animal

    The 2016 congressional year in review for animal
    The 115th Congress convenes today, and it’s set to be a busy next few months as legislators take up appropriations for FY17 and FY18, as well as many other presidential and congressional priorities. It’s going to be hectic, and…
Rank this Week: 650

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jan 19

    A Visual Study Guide for the New York Bar Exam

    A Visual Study Guide for the New York Bar Exam
    It also has many words, and might help you or someone you know who has, for whatever reason, decided to take the NY bar.        Related StoriesThe Tri-State Monkey Smuggle, and Other Stories 
  • Jan 18

    Bill Would Provide Immunity for Accidentally Running Over Protester

    Bill Would Provide Immunity for Accidentally Running Over Protester
    Let's apply the rational-basis test to this one.        Related StoriesSeriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to AppealCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional…
  • Jan 17

    “Downton Abbey” Congressman’s Indictment Is a Hoot

    “Downton Abbey” Congressman’s Indictment Is a Hoot
    At least he didn't delete any emails. (He actually said that.)        Related StoriesAbout Those FoldersALERT: There Are No Lawyers in the Kansas SenateCriminal's Modus Operandi Probably Just Means He…
Rank this Week: 132

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jan 19

    You can if you think you can

    You can if you think you can
    The other day I listened to a podcast interview of an author about how to use a certain piece of software. Podcast subscribers and members of the host’s Facebook group had posted questions to be asked of the author. The questions seemed…
  • Jan 18

    I love the smell of electrons in the morning

    I love the smell of electrons in the morning
    I can’t remember the last time I printed anything. My work and personal life are now almost completely digital. And I like it that way. If you’re like me and your practice is nearly all-digital, there is a time when I encourage…
  • Jan 17

    Thinking like a lawyer? Fine. Just don’t write like one

    Thinking like a lawyer? Fine. Just don’t write like one
    Stop. Really, just stop. Stop writing like a lawyer when you communicate with your clients and prospects. You cannot bore anyone into hiring you or sending you referrals. And let’s face it, most legal writing is boring, even to other…
Rank this Week: 681

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jan 19

    Can I recover damages after a hit and run bicycle accident?

    Can I recover damages after a hit and run bicycle accident?
    Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation show that bicycle accidents lead to serious injuries and death far too often. Far too many of these accidents involve drivers…
  • Jan 18

    No-fault vs. Liability Coverage: What is the difference?

    No-fault vs. Liability Coverage: What is the difference?
    Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have no-fault auto insurance requirements in place. In addition to the no-fault policy, motorists must also carry a liability policy. Understanding the difference between no-fault and liability coverage…
  • Jan 17

    6 Overlooked Types of Driving Distraction

    6 Overlooked Types of Driving Distraction
    By now, almost everyone knows that driving distracted is a serious problem. However, many people only associate distracted driving with texting or talking on the phone. Here are six commonly overlooked types of driving distractions:1. Taking…
Rank this Week: 607

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I'm generally okay with those "create a theme based on the case" type of opinions.  Not a fan of them, to be sure, but if they're done well, I'm okay with it.  I know others disagree, and think that it makes light of the litigants.…
  • Jan 18

    Chen v. LA Truck Centers (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Chen v. LA Truck Centers (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I took a Conflict of Laws class in law school.  Not many other people did.  It was interesting.  -Ish.  I learned some concepts that I hadn't heard of before.  Like renvoi.  Or at least the word for it.  And…
  • Jan 18

    People v. Pinon (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)

    People v. Pinon (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)
    I haven't seen an amended opinion that's this type of terse:"It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on December 15, 2016, be modified as follows:On page 14, third line of the first full paragraph, after the sentence ending “with…
Rank this Week: 158

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 430

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Jan 19

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
Rank this Week: 771

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jan 19

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo
    by Lauren A. Khouri, Associate Attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLCThis week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jan 19

    A Legacy Worth Defending

    A Legacy Worth Defending
    by Christopher Wright DurocherLast week saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division release what amounts to a valedictory report on policing for the Obama era, detailing findings that Chicago Police Department…
  • Jan 18

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 592

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
  • Jan 6

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving
    A reckless driving conviction on that record could impair your ability to drive with Uber, especially depending upon if you have other tickets. Contact me so we can look at your defense options. Are you an Uber driver or a hopeful driver for…
  • Dec 16

    [VIDEO] International Student Reckless Driving Defense

    [VIDEO] International Student Reckless Driving Defense
    If you are an international student and you were charged with reckless driving, you’re in the right place. This video and article explains what we can hopefully do together to avoid a criminal conviction in your case. Any time a person…
Rank this Week: 704

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    March On -- This Is Patriotism

    March On -- This Is Patriotism
    "And so we thought it was the right time to make a campaign that’s about diversity and inclusion, about people seeing the common bonds we have, and our connections as human beings. The idea was to take back a lot of this patriotic…
  • Jan 18

    Platitudes Will Save U

    Platitudes Will Save U
    I sent President Obama a letter about a month ago.  It was the first time since I was about eight, when I wrote an impassioned letter to Santa Claus (probably asking for a new bike or a baseball glove), that I had attempted…
  • Jan 17

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 285

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 956

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 19

    Stryker Metal Hip Failure, Recall and Lawsuit

    Stryker Metal Hip Failure, Recall and Lawsuit
    Metal on metal hip implants have been around for the past two decades but they have been plagued with early failure, metal poisoning, tissue destruction and finally the need for painful replacement surgery. Metal on metal hip implants have a…
  • Jan 17

    IVC Filter Injury and Death lawsuits pass 3,000

    IVC Filter Injury and Death lawsuits pass 3,000
    The number of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter injury and death lawsuits continue to climb and now are past the 3,000 mark over design defects leading to fractures, migration, tilting and perforation. Recent medical studies have linked IVC…
  • Jan 13

    DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Texas Trial

    DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Texas Trial
    DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip Texas trial update. A federal jury in Dallas recently ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who claimed that they…
Rank this Week: 236

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 19

    Women's March : we march for America's future

    Women's March : we march for America's future
    Many men and women from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities will join together in Washington on January 21 to honor American values of inclusiveness, concern for the most vulnerable amongst us, belief in the role of citizens working through…
  • Jan 18

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot
    As the Friday inauguration date draws near, most ordinary Americans who read, stay informed, pay attention to history and events, and engage in critical thinking are, understandably, aghast at the poor job Mr. Trump has done so far in…
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
Rank this Week: 421

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Chance Solo

    Second Chance Solo
    What are older lawyers to do when their time expires at big law due to stringent mandatory retirement deadlines?  Some may decide to stop practicing law entirely – but for those who aren’t yet ready to leave to the courtroom,…
  • Jan 13

    Layaway Plan for Legal Service

    Layaway Plan for Legal Service
    Everyone is familiar with layaway plans. Most common in the context of retail (think Toys R Us  or Walmart, to name just a few), layaway plans give customers the option of depositing a fraction of the cost of the item they want to buy,…
  • Jan 11

    Do I Need A Payroll Service for My Solo Law Firm and Which One Should I Choose?

    Do I Need A Payroll Service for My Solo Law Firm and Which One Should I Choose?
    Although I’ve probably employed thirty people over the lifetime of my practice — as contractors, part-time associates, law clerks, or of-counsel, I never used a payroll service until a year ago.  Up until very recently,…
Rank this Week: 761

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    But For Video (Pedestrian Rundown Version)

    But For Video (Pedestrian Rundown Version)
    The video is graphic. Too graphic. A woman clearly in the cross walk gets hit by a mini school bus. The story from this Brooklyn accident at Nostrand Ave. and Ave. M, comes courtesy of the Daily News. Why write about it? Two reasons. First,…
  • Jan 18

    Zervos v. Trump (An Apprentice Sues Trump for Defamation — A Look at the Issues)

    Zervos v. Trump (An Apprentice Sues Trump for Defamation — A Look at the Issues)
    Donald Trump, who’s becoming a regular on these pages, was sued yesterday for defamation by a former Apprentice contestant, and it is clear he will have his hands full with this one. This post will look at a dozen issues in the…
  • Jan 17

    Thanks Obama

    Thanks Obama
    I confess I will greatly miss the presidency of Barack Obama. He has the qualities that I most value in a president: I want  a policy wonk. Fundamental to any leader is an ability to understand that the choices aren’t between good…
Rank this Week: 380

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    China's Land Counterrevolution? Not Yet.

    China's Land Counterrevolution? Not Yet.
    [NOTE: I just published a shorter version of this post (alternate link here) in Foreign Policy. Here's the longer and more academic version, with links to the original documents.] Both Chinese and western press reports last month (Caixin; New…
  • Dec 6

    IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing

    IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing
    Here's the announcement over at the China IPR blog.
  • Nov 2

    Ministry of Justice releases list of approved legal research project

    Ministry of Justice releases list of approved legal research project
    Here’s a list of approved (which I assume means, “received state funding”) legal research projects from the MOJ that just came out: http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161102/Articel03002GN.htm My impression (possibly wrong)…
Rank this Week: 153

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 773

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 146

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
  • Jan 16

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole
    One of my resolutions for 2017 is to blog more, so here we go. The video below contains photos that I’ve taken over the years of some of my favorite holes from about a dozen Houston-area golf courses that I’ve … Continue…
  • Sep 26

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story
    Arnold Palmer, one of the iconic figures of our time, died on Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer’s story is truly remarkable. Charismatic and dashing, Arnie burst on to the national scene in the mid-1950’s just as the age ……
Rank this Week: 119

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Jan 19

    Heraldry mystery solved

    Heraldry mystery solved
    One of our outstanding acquisitions of 2016 was a lovely calligraphic manuscript with a hand-painted image of Lady Justice. The image was the unanimous choice to adorn the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s 2016-2017 holiday card.
  • Jan 3

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift
    The Rare Book Collection is honored to be the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Professor S. F. C. Milsom (1923-2016): the 1561 Richard Tottel edition of the Novae Narrationes. What makes the gift special is the stature of its donor,…
  • Nov 15

    Recent acquisitions in Cuban law

    Recent acquisitions in Cuban law
    A number of our recent acquisitions are in the field of Cuban law. Here are some of the highlights.
Rank this Week: 743

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Jan 19

    Heraldry mystery solved

    Heraldry mystery solved
    One of our outstanding acquisitions of 2016 was a lovely calligraphic manuscript with a hand-painted image of Lady Justice. The image was the unanimous choice to adorn the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s 2016-2017 holiday card.
  • Jan 7

    Research Courses Spring 2017

    Research Courses Spring 2017
    Here are the research courses offered Spring 2016. Please contact Julie Krishnaswami or John Nann if you have any questions. ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH: METHODS AND SOURCES (“ALR”) (21027) 
  • Jan 3

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift

    The Rare Book Collection opens 2017 with an outstanding gift
    The Rare Book Collection is honored to be the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Professor S. F. C. Milsom (1923-2016): the 1561 Richard Tottel edition of the Novae Narrationes. What makes the gift special is the stature of its donor,…
Rank this Week: 794

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Mindfulness, meditation delivered nonlawyerly for lawyers, by @Jeena_Cho and @2Civility @NABE_New

    Mindfulness, meditation delivered nonlawyerly for lawyers, by @Jeena_Cho and @2Civility @NABE_New
    In the current issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine, a book review explores what attorneys can learn about themselves and their world via meditation. If you’re unsure about that idea and cotton toward the tried and true, let’s…
  • Jan 18

    Assessing boom and bust in law practice niche

    Assessing boom and bust in law practice niche
    On a regular basis, Bob Denney puts himself and his judgment out there and predicts what will be the coming year’s hot—and cold—law practice areas. He recently did so again, and I encourage you to read his…
  • Jan 17

    New @azcourts site gives court information, legal help for everyday people

    New @azcourts site gives court information, legal help for everyday people
    Here is some important news from the Arizona Supreme Court. This information may be helpful to you, but it may be even more vital to friends, neighbors, and family members. PHOENIX – A new website launched on January 12 to offer basic…
Rank this Week: 958

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 19

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016
    The EEOC just released its enforcement and litigation data for FY 2016. You know what that means... updated chart! Overall, the number of charges increased for the second straight year to 91,503 (still far short of 99,000+ in 2010, 2011, and…
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a ton of cases (16 for people who prefer precision). The exciting news on the employment law front is that the Court will hear three (now consolidated) cases addressing the issue of…
  • Jan 12

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim
    The ADEA protects employees over the age of 40 from age discrimination. In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, the Third Circuit analyzed whether a subgroup of employees older than 40 can bring a disparate impact claim:Disparate-impact…
Rank this Week: 630

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    STAT News: California Slow on its Stem Cell Clinical Trials Over Last 10 Year

    STAT News: California Slow on its Stem Cell Clinical Trials Over Last 10 Year
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency has been "slow to move" into clinical trials, a major reason it has not yet produced a therapy that is widely available to the public, STAT reported today.In a lengthy piece on the 12-year-old…
  • Jan 18

    The 'Overstated' Stem Cell Debate: A Perspective from the California Stem Cell Agency

    The 'Overstated' Stem Cell Debate: A Perspective from the California Stem Cell Agency
    The statement came like an unpleasant dose of plain-speaking about stem cell therapies, which sometimes seem to have been hailed as a panacea for all that ails the human race. Not only that, the statment came from a Nobel Prize-winning stem…
  • Jan 18

    $16 Million Expansion of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Planned for California

    $16 Million Expansion of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Planned for California
    California's stem cell agency plans to expand its Alpha Clinic network this year with two more locations, including probably the first in Northern California, and financing the effort with $16 million. The proposal comes before the…
Rank this Week: 408

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jan 19

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    If your loved one needs to enter a nursing home or assisted living facility you will need to do your homework.  Make sure the facility has an excellent reputation.  On your visit, make sure the grounds and rooms are comfortable, and…
  • Jan 18

    Can My Hearing Be Expedited?

    Can My Hearing Be Expedited?
    When you apply for social security disability benefits, more than likely you will need to attend a hearing before an administrative law judge. While having an in person meeting is generally beneficial for determining whether you are disabled,…
  • Jan 11

    Why Can’t I Receive Disability Benefits?

    Why Can’t I Receive Disability Benefits?
    The Social Security Disability program is a federally run insurance program. This program requires individuals who work to pay taxes upon their earned income, part of which goes towards disability insurance. This is a mandatory insurance…
Rank this Week: 553

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 414