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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    A Brief Note About Browning Marean

    A Brief Note About Browning Marean
    Eloquent remembrances about Browning Marean have been written by those who knew him well. See the posts by Craig Ball, Tom O’Connor, Chris Dale, John Tredennick, Ralph Losey, Monica Bay and Josh Gilliland. These folks built friendships…
  • Aug 19

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client
    The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched what it is calling an incubator designed to help new lawyers start their careers while serving modest-income clients who might not otherwise afford a lawyer. Justice Bridge is…
  • Aug 18

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal
    At the ILTA annual conference in Nashville today, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a preview version of a new document management and collaboration platform designed for law firms and legal departments. Called Matter Center for Office…
Rank this Week: 298

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2
    Last year, I started teaching my first-year contracts course with the aid of a LibGuide, as discussed in this previous post. To review, here are the advantages of the LibGuide I have all the cases, as well as links to...
  • Aug 29

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
    If you write about arbitration, dispute resolution in general, or related topics (mandatory arbitration clauses come immediately to mind), you may be interested in presenting your current research at the AALS ADR Section’s Eighth Annual…
  • Aug 28

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find
    "Fedexgroundtruck" by Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia - According to FedEx, the people who drive up to your house in FedEx trucks, wearing FedEx uniforms and delivering FedEx packages are not FedEx employees. They are independent…
Rank this Week: 125

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Aug 29

    Checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case

    Checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case
    I tried a custody case last month in which I learned a few weeks prior to trial that my client was using marijuana approximately once a month. What had previously seemed a strong case for custody no longer was. While many of the issues that…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order
    On August 27, 2014 the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an administrative order superseding the May 9, 2006 order that set the 365 day benchmark to dispose of family court cases. The new order is more detailed and provides guidance to…
  • Aug 28

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?
    I occasionally see or hear of family court judges issuing instructions for orders but asking attorneys not to reveal their ruling to their clients until the order is signed and filed. These judges’ rationale is that, until the order is…
Rank this Week: 760

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Aug 29

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer
    Be mindful, walk while you work and keep posture perfect - in this article, Lawyers on Demand's Alison Gill sets out five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer...
  • Aug 27

    Empathy and getting the deal done - why lawyers need a better understanding of sale

    Empathy and getting the deal done - why lawyers need a better understanding of sale
    legalweek It's 12 months since I stopped being a lawyer. Well, I still cling to my practising certificate just in case it's ever needed as a life jacket, so technically still am a lawyer. I guess what I mean is it's that long…
  • Aug 27

    Taking a selfie inside the National Gallery - a copyright infringement?

    Taking a selfie inside the National Gallery - a copyright infringement?
    legalweek A few days ago a number of newspapers reported that, following similar moves by a number of other UK institutions, the National Gallery in London has changed its strict no-photos-(please) policy, "after staff realised…
Rank this Week: 766

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
  • Aug 28

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico
    image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically…
  • Aug 27

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding
    Barry Winograd sends word that: the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators has approved a set of Guidelines for professional standards for arbitrators in mandatory employment arbitration proceedings. The Guidelines were…
Rank this Week: 18

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 29

    Credit Cards, The IRS, Form 1099-K And The $19,399 Reporting Hole

    Credit Cards, The IRS, Form 1099-K And The $19,399 Reporting Hole
    The form 1099-K confused taxpayers when it made its debut in 2012. Two years later, the form, meant to be used for reporting transactions made by credit card or third party processors like Paypal, is still confusing taxpayers - especially…
  • Aug 28

    Tax Court Sides With IRS In Tax Treatment Of Frequent Flyer Miles Issued By Citibank

    Tax Court Sides With IRS In Tax Treatment Of Frequent Flyer Miles Issued By Citibank
    In 2012, Citibank made news for blindsiding some customers with the issuance of a form 1099 for "Thank You Points" for opening a new account. After IRS remained largely silent on the matter, two years later, the question of "Is it taxable?"…
  • Aug 27

    IRS Still Struggling With Tax Treatment Of Immigrants, Changes Rules Again

    IRS Still Struggling With Tax Treatment Of Immigrants, Changes Rules Again
    Just over a year after the IRS instituted measures meant to curb taxpayer related fraud, they're changing the rules again. In addition to new rules about how the IRS will manage direct deposits for tax refunds, the IRS has imposed new limits…
Rank this Week: 76

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Aug 29

    A Very Important Message from Larry King – Pic of the Week

    A Very Important Message from Larry King – Pic of the Week
    Last Friday, the Library launched a new public service announcement about the upcoming exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.  The exhibition opens on November 6, 2014, and will run through January 19, 2015.  For ten weeks, the…
  • Aug 28

    The National Book Festival: New Time, New Place, New Gavel Pencil

    The National Book Festival: New Time, New Place, New Gavel Pencil
    It is that time of year again – the National Book Festival!    This year the Festival will be taking place on Saturday, August 30th at the Washington National Convention Center.  Once again, Law Library staff are…
  • Aug 27

    Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?

    Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?
    If you follow our work closely, you know that the Law Library of Congress often produces foreign, comparative, and international law reports on a wide range of important issues.  Our recently completed report, titled Laws on Children…
Rank this Week: 652

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
  • Aug 29

    LegalEyes for August 29, 2014

    LegalEyes for August 29, 2014
    by Caroline CoxArit John reports for The Wire that six plaintiffs are suing the police forces in Ferguson and St. Louis County for civil rights abuses.In The New York Times, Julia Preston writes on a new immigration policy that permits asylum…
  • Aug 29

    What Women Want

    What Women Want
    by Deborah L. Rhode, the Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, the  E.W. McFarland Professor of Law,  and the Director of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University In a New Yorker cartoon, a woman…
  • Aug 28

    Fighting for Enduring Principles through LGBT Advocacy

    Fighting for Enduring Principles through LGBT Advocacy
    by Caroline CoxMary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) sees the continuing fight for LGBT rights as a matter of basic constitutional fairness. In an interview with the ACS at the…
Rank this Week: 629

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 29

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Douglas Ocker

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Douglas Ocker
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Douglas Ocker from Corpus Christi, TX. Doug is a fairly recent addition to the Essential Attorney group, and we are excited to see where his marketing can take him!
  • Aug 28

    Blogging Tips: Utilize Your Excerpt

    Blogging Tips: Utilize Your Excerpt
    As part of The Essential Solution, IMS provides suggested excerpt copy with each week's blog content. This excerpt appears at the top of each blog post and should be customized to your own voice.
  • Aug 26

    Asking Clients For a Good Review

    Asking Clients For a Good Review
    A good review can go a long ways in building your reputation as a top-notch attorney in your local market. Of the consumers that searched for lawyers on Google, 29.5% then searched the lawyer's website and 27.6% read their reviews on Google.…
Rank this Week: 904

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
  • Jun 26

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture
    Originally posted on Quartz:There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people…
Rank this Week: 889

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 58

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 321

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    FINRA has Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Hot Water

    FINRA has Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Hot Water
    Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is being fined $1.85 million for best execution and supervisory violations in non-convertible preferred securities transactions. They also ordered Citigroup to pay more than $638,000 in compensation, plus…
  • Aug 24

    Expectations v. Reality of Unconstrained Bond

    Expectations v. Reality of Unconstrained Bond
    Investors’ fears of rising interest rates of traditional bonds, have shown an influx in these “go anywhere” funds. With a focus on returns, many investors don’t understand the risk. In the category of a nontraditional…
  • Aug 24

    The Complications of Structured Note

    The Complications of Structured Note
    A complicated investment to begin with, structured notes have grown more complex the last few years and are best to be avoided. They commonly claim to limit instability in a down market. A debt instrument whose return hinges on the price…
Rank this Week: 570

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    FSIS Amending Poultry Products Inspection Regulation

    FSIS Amending Poultry Products Inspection Regulation
    Posted August 29, 2014 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has amended the poultry products inspection regulations to establish a new inspection system for young chicken and all turkey slaughter establishments. Young chicken and…
  • Aug 29

    Zinpro Corp. Requesting Food Additive Amendment

    Zinpro Corp. Requesting Food Additive Amendment
    Posted August 29, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Zinpro Corp. filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of zinc L-selenomethionine as a source of…
  • Aug 29

    AMS Requesting Comments on Honey

    AMS Requesting Comments on Honey
    Posted August 29, 2014 The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on how a Federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S.…
Rank this Week: 482

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Aug 29

    Idaho Estate Planning - Bad Investments Mean Trouble For Trustee

    Idaho Estate Planning - Bad Investments Mean Trouble For Trustee
    The trial court held that the trustee of a perpetual charitable trust had breached the duty of prudence by investing the fund solely in bonds and awarded damages based on what the portfolio would have been worth had the trustee followed…
  • Aug 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - Special Plans & Trusts for Special Asset

    Idaho Estate Planning - Special Plans & Trusts for Special Asset
    Passing along financial assets from your estate is typically straight-forward.. However, special assets that are not so cut-and-dry require careful planning and possibly call for special estate planning tools to be used. The Lake County News…
  • Aug 27

    Idaho Estate Planning - Your Neighbor Might Secretly Be a Millionaire

    Idaho Estate Planning - Your Neighbor Might Secretly Be a Millionaire
    The woman wore frumpy house dresses, drove a beat-up old Chevy Cavalier, lived modestly in a two-family house on Washington Avenue across from Albany High School and harbored an astonishing secret. Few realized she was the millionaire next…
Rank this Week: 673

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Aug 29

    Does The No Duty to Negotiate With Mortgagee Make Sense?

    Does The No Duty to Negotiate With Mortgagee Make Sense?
    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently entered a ruling in which it no longer requires the condemning authority to negotiate with mortgagees.  Clearly, this is not the rule in most jurisdictions given that most jurisdictions deem the…
  • Aug 28

    Dealing With ODOT

    Dealing With ODOT
    Under Ohio law, ODOT is not required to pay or consider the assessed value of a property.  Each State has its own rules on the admissibility of appraisals and valuations for tax purposes.  ODOT’s determination is one of fair…
  • Aug 27

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development
    First, the community was foolish enough to think it was required to grant tax abatement in order to retain wind developers.  The tax income derived from these turbines would be a basic support for agricultural communities during the…
Rank this Week: 581

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 433

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 268

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 29

    Wow! An Interview Over at ClaimKit

    Wow! An Interview Over at ClaimKit
    Thanks to my pal Chris Cheatham (@chrischeatham) over at ClaimKit and his blog The Electronic Claim for a great opportunity.  Chris and I have been friends for a while and he decided to interview me over at his blog.  Here’s…
  • Aug 26

    Reminder: Just Being Incorporated Isn’t Enough

    Reminder: Just Being Incorporated Isn’t Enough
    I have discussed why contractors need to incorporate previously here at Construction Law Musings.  Among the many reasons to incorporate are possible tax benefits and the protection of personal assets (like your house and your dog) from…
  • Aug 22

    The New Jersey Construction Triangle – Compelling Arbitration Without a Contract Provision Between Subcontractor and Owner/Developer

    The New Jersey Construction Triangle – Compelling Arbitration Without a Contract Provision Between Subcontractor and Owner/Developer
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Bennet Susser.  Bennet is a founding member and shareholder of the New Jersey law firm, Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. He has over 25 years’ experience in…
Rank this Week: 326

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'Hare Airport Leaves 14 Hurt

    Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'Hare Airport Leaves 14 Hurt
    When traveling in Chicago, many people choose to utilize some form of public transportation to get them from one point to another. This holds true whether you are downtown by Lake Michigan or in the suburban areas and heading towards the…
  • Aug 28

    Put Safety First on Labor Day Weekend

    Put Safety First on Labor Day Weekend
    Tomorrow is the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and with it, the unofficial end to summer. Traditionally, many across Illinois and the rest of the nation have a long weekend off from work and some take advantage of it by traveling with…
  • Aug 27

    Alcohol Suspected in Illinois Crash

    Alcohol Suspected in Illinois Crash
    Illinois treats drunk driving accidents and collisions caused by other intoxicants very seriously as driving while impaired is against the law in the state. Motorists who operate their vehicle while impaired may be charged with a criminal…
Rank this Week: 593

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 948

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 29

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case
    Here is a LINK  to a recent article entitled "Restatement Rift Remains as Bar Awaits Tincher Ruling" written by Saranac Hale Spencer, P.J. D'Annunzio, and Max Mitchell in The Legal Intelligencer on the current status…
  • Aug 29

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou
    In a memorandum opinion handed down last week in the case of Bricker v.  State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 102 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 22, 2014 Lazarus, Wecht, Musmanno, J.) (non-precedential memorandum by Lazarus,…
  • Aug 28

    New Trial on Damages Granted in Luzerne County Zero Verdict Case

    New Trial on Damages Granted in Luzerne County Zero Verdict Case
    In Coopey v. City of Wilkes-Barre, No. 5855 of 2009 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 31, 2014 Hughes, J.),  Judge Richard M. Hughes, III of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a detailed Opinion…
Rank this Week: 430

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Insuring Ferguson: Update/Correction

    Insuring Ferguson: Update/Correction
    Earlier this week, we posted on a couple interesting P&C-related items, one of which was the "civil unrest" in Ferguson, MO (there's a reason for the scare-quotes, we'll get to that directly). In that post, I reported - incorrectly - that…
  • Aug 29

    Cavalcade of Risk #216: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #216: Call for submission
    Tim Dodge makes his CavRisk hosting debut with next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 1st).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your…
  • Aug 28

    Healthcare.gov Security Chief Was Distracted

    Healthcare.gov Security Chief Was Distracted
    It's no secret that the Obamacare website is not only dysfunctional, but also has major security flaws. There may be a good reason for the latter problems. The IT chief of security apparently had his, uh, hands full with other…
Rank this Week: 57

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

Covers ADR, bankruptcy, business, family law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, estate planning and more. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Safety-Sensitive Positions and Random Drug Testing by Private Employers in New Jersey

    Safety-Sensitive Positions and Random Drug Testing by Private Employers in New Jersey
    As a general rule in New Jersey, private employers may not conduct random drug testing of current employees except employees in “safety-sensitive” positions. Notwithstanding scant authority on what constitutes a…
  • Aug 28

    Marshall T. Kizner, Esq. Wins $816K Verdict for Commercial Landlord

    Marshall T. Kizner, Esq. Wins $816K Verdict for Commercial Landlord
    After three and a half years of litigation and a two day trial, attorney Marshall T. Kizner, member of the Commercial, Retail and Industrial Real Estate Group, obtained an $816,627 verdict on behalf of a commercial landlord who brought suit…
  • Aug 27

    Future Care for Your Special Needs Child

    Future Care for Your Special Needs Child
    Like many of you who may be reading this blog, I have experienced the trauma of having a child diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum. This blog is not limited to those who have children within the Autism Spectrum, as the advice I am providing…
Rank this Week: 399

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: 12

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Addicted to Email?

    Addicted to Email?
    This article on the "tyranny of email" had me thinking this morning:White-collar cubicle dwellers complain about email for good reason. They spend 28 percent of their workweek slogging through the stuff, according to the McKinsey Global…
  • Aug 28

    Rejected!

    Rejected!
    More good news here!A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the…
  • Aug 28

    Practice Tip 101 -- Remember to Notice Your Video Deposition!

    Practice Tip 101 -- Remember to Notice Your Video Deposition!
    Surprise surprise surprise!(Boy do I miss Gomer.)Are you required to notice your videotaped deposition in federal court?What if you just "forgot" and you elicited something delicious (one-minute delay in responding to critical question) that…
Rank this Week: 199

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 29

    The show must go on...

    The show must go on...
    Well, it's been a strange day. At about 6pm last night we had a complete web outage which, it seems, will not be fixed until Monday, at the earliest. At first, of course, I fell into a panic, wondering how on Earth I would manage. Gradually,…
  • Aug 28

    Family Lore Clinic: Can you include debts on a consent order?

    Family Lore Clinic: Can you include debts on a consent order?
    Due to Google encrypted search stripping out keyword search information I don't get to know many of the questions people ask that lead them to Family Lore these days, and hence I don't do many of these Family Lore Clinic posts. However,…
  • Aug 22

    A little holiday reading...

    A little holiday reading...
    Whilst I have been taking a bit of a break this week from blogging on Family Lore, I have still been writing for Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog. My posts there include:Who needs the law anyway? - What would happen without a…
Rank this Week: 258

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim
    While Panels are in accord that waiting too long to initiate a complaint makes it difficult to prove bad faith registration they are split on whether laches is a good defense. “[T]he question of delay may nevertheless be relevant in…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
Rank this Week: 606

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Accord and Satisfaction: How Doctors can Avoid Prematurely Settling a PIP Suit

    Accord and Satisfaction: How Doctors can Avoid Prematurely Settling a PIP Suit
    A simple but often overlooked aspect of PIP (personal injury protection insurance) is that the Florida rules of civil procedure apply to Florida PIP Suits. Often times, PIP carriers will pay medical providers a reduced amount for the services…
  • Aug 28

    Grocery Stores Avoid Liability for Slip and Fall Accident

    Grocery Stores Avoid Liability for Slip and Fall Accident
    Most slip and falls at businesses involve what is known as a transitory foreign substance. A transitory foreign substance is something or some condition that was there only for a short period of time before the fall occurred. The Florida…
  • Aug 27

    Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Why a PIP Insurer Should Not Reduce Charge

    Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Why a PIP Insurer Should Not Reduce Charge
    A physician assistant (PA) is defined by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a “healthcare professional who is licensed to practice medicine as a part of a team with physicians and other providers.” A nurse…
Rank this Week: 528

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 29

    The Weight of Some Workers Comp Injurie

    The Weight of Some Workers Comp Injurie
    According to a report from CDC, nearly 35 percent of Americans are considered obese.   The data goes on to show that the estimated annual medical expense due to obesity nationwide was a staggering $147 billion just six years ago. It…
  • Aug 29

    Ohio Man Must Pay Back More Than $54K

    Ohio Man Must Pay Back More Than $54K
    Trying to cheat the workers compensation system in Ohio has led to a fine of more than $54,000 for one man.   The Orient (Pickaway County) male was ordered to pay more than $54,000 in restitution in connection with working while…
  • Aug 28

    Dollars and Cents of Frequency And Severity Work Comp Premium Impact

    Dollars and Cents of Frequency And Severity Work Comp Premium Impact
    It is natural for employers to be overly concerned about serious injury losses.  They recognize that the large incurred values will have effect on the experience modification rates set by the state department of insurance.  At the…
Rank this Week: 172

A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Aug 29

    A Little Labor Day Law

    A Little Labor Day Law
    Happy Labor Day! Labor Day marks the end of summer. And for many Connecticut students it means back to school. Here’s a little school law post for your holiday weekend. Connecticut General Statutes Section 1-4 is one of the…
  • Jul 21

    McKeen Selected For Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Cla

    McKeen Selected For Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Cla
    This morning, the Hartford Business Journal announced it's 2014 - 40 under 40 class. I'm proud to have been selected. A year ago yesterday, I began building McKeen Law Firm. I didn't know where my office was going to be, what my firm was…
  • Jul 16

    McKeen Moderating Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

    McKeen Moderating Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
    Landlord-tenant law has been a part of my practice for 9 years. It is a quirky area of practice filled with pitfalls for the unwary. The very nature of summary process has helped me improve my trial and litigation skills - deadlines are quick…
Rank this Week: 972

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
  • Aug 29

    Allen Announces Legislation, Photo Contest to Save Animals in Need of a Home

    Allen Announces Legislation, Photo Contest to Save Animals in Need of a Home
    Senator Diane Allen, joined by her colleagues Senators Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Anthony Bucco, Robert Singer, Dawn Addiego, Joe Pennacchio, Steven Oroho and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr., announced legislation and a photo contest…
  • Aug 28

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer
    Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and David Rible (R-30) issued the following statement today regarding the death of Lakewood’s Aaron Sofer. The body of Lakewood resident Aaron Sofer was found in the Jerusalem Forest on…
  • Aug 28

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack
    Two of the state’s largest public sector unions have endorsed SCR-134, a constitutional amendment proposed by New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris/Essex/Passaic) that would give the Legislature the authority to…
Rank this Week: 477

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 187

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 29

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody: You can’t be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.  – Boardwalk Empire Litigation, as we…
  • Aug 28

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: The puppies have grown fangs. – Boardwalk Empire In an attempt to help Atlantic City remake its…
  • Aug 27

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab…
Rank this Week: 491

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Can I Record Books For My Students?

    Can I Record Books For My Students?
    Dear Rich: I am a fifth grade teacher with five reading classes per day. Each of these classes contains a wide variety of reading abilities. When I assign a class novel, I distribute a book to each child (our media center has enough), but I…
  • Aug 27

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the…
  • Aug 26

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
Rank this Week: 452

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 29, 2014

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 29, 2014
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Aug 28

    China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014

    China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014
    On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State (DOS) Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division announced that as of that date the maximum number of E-B5 visas has been reached for China for FY2014. He…
  • Aug 27

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE - 8/22/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE - 8/22/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2014 (April 1 - September 30) is…
Rank this Week: 551

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Aug 29

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining
    FairPoint Communications has announced that it has declared impasse in its negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) after contract negotiations between the parties failed to produce an agreement. …
  • Aug 28

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action
    Late Tuesday night, over 1,000 registered nurses working for the University of Illinois overwhelmingly voted to authorize a labor strike.  While the nurses voted 93 percent in favor of the authorization, a second vote is still necessary…
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Hit With ULP Charge

    Market Basket Hit With ULP Charge
    Last week, a Market Basket employee filed unfair labor practice charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that Market Basket violated its employees’ rights to “strike and picket.” …
Rank this Week: 782

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussion

    FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussion
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not…
  • Aug 29

    FDA warns parents about getting their kids contact lense

    FDA warns parents about getting their kids contact lense
    Lens cover for storing contact lens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Dr. Elias Traboulsi, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic, says the FDA wants parents to know that age is not the only factor to consider getting contacts for your…
  • Aug 29

    Should You Consider This? Why I think it's a Mistake to consider OCP for acne treatment

    Should You Consider This? Why I think it's a Mistake to consider OCP for acne treatment
    Just out is a report on JAAD titled:Meta-analysis comparing efficacy of antibiotics versus oral contraceptives in acne vulgarisHere's the abstract, with my concerns below…
Rank this Week: 554

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
Rank this Week: 280

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Aug 29

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly
    Make up an “emergency” and launch the costly and stressful exercise of seeking emergency relief that is dead on arrival. (This is not all that uncommon, unfortunately.) If you are not already reading DuetsBlog and you are…
  • Aug 29

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture
    The extraordinary cost and burden of discovery of ESI in U.S. litigation has been widely recognized and decried for the past 15 years or more. This is changing. And about a year ago, I did a post on how trial lawyers’…
  • Aug 28

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?
    Update (August 28, 2014): I guess we’ll see what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has to say… Original post (July 31, 2014): Apparently not. United States Court Judge Susan R. Nelson (D. Minn.)  has thrown…
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Aug 29

    WIRTW #334 (the “these go to 11” edition)

    WIRTW #334 (the “these go to 11” edition)
    Today is my 11th anniversary. I love my wife. That is all. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Gee Whiz! Sexual Harassment Claims Abound at Archie Comics – By Both Males and Females! — via Employment…
  • Aug 28

    What does the ADA have to say about employer inquires about prescription drug

    What does the ADA have to say about employer inquires about prescription drug
    Employers with employees working in safety-sensitive positions have an obligation to ensure that their employees are not impaired while engaged in their jobs. For example, earlier this week I discussed Blazek v. City of Lakewood, in which the…
  • Aug 27

    Hear what I had to say on @WCPN about #BanTheBox

    Hear what I had to say on @WCPN about #BanTheBox
    Yesterday, WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas was kind enough to invite me to speak about criminal background checks in employment and the “Ban the Box” movement. Did you miss the live broadcast? 1) shame on you; and 2)…
Rank this Week: 260

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Principal Residence Principle

    Principal Residence Principle
    A recent Tax Court decision, Oxford v. Comr., T. C. Summ. Op. 2014-80, delivers an interest insight into the intersection of the first-time homebuyer credit and the meaning of principal residence. Though the taxpayer argued that she was…
  • Aug 27

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe
    Not quite a year ago, in Tolls, Taxes, and User Fees in a Public-Private Context, I wrote about a decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia rejecting a citizen’s claim that he could not be compelled to pay a toll for use of a previously…
  • Aug 25

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon
    Earlier this month, in Philadelphia Lap Dance Tax Effort Bumped Up to Court, Which Grinds It Down, I continued the saga of the attempt by Philadelphia to impose its amusement tax on lap dances, a commentary started in Lap Dance Tax? and…
Rank this Week: 442

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

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

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Need Plans Over the Holiday Weekend?

    Need Plans Over the Holiday Weekend?
    Don’t sweat it; the Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation department has you covered. The Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte will host the Bearden Birthday Bash over the Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29th – Sunday,…
  • Aug 28

    Announcement: New CLE Event for NCCP Exam Preparation

    Announcement: New CLE Event for NCCP Exam Preparation
    Title: North Carolina Certified Paralegal (NCCP) Exam Preparation Course Date: Friday, September 5 – Saturday, September 6, 2014 Location: Charlotte School of Law – Charlotte Plaza Building  
  • Aug 28

    WestlawNext System Announcement

    WestlawNext System Announcement
    Westlaw Next Alert WestlawNext downtime for system maintenance this weekend – please plan accordingly, and feel free to contact the library with any questions or concerns.
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Aug 29

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?
    According to the EEOC, if men can only train men, and women only women, that may be discrimination.  But, let's see what a federal court has to say about that after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 28

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA
    Trial is over! I'm coming atcha live and direct from the bloggerdome with a sweet defense verdict in my pocket. Yup, yup![cue music] [cue music] And what do I come back to? A precedential Third Circuit opinion discussing an employee's…
  • Aug 27

    Please stand by...

    Please stand by...
    Last day of trial today. Big blog post tomorrow. I promise. #nopromises.
Rank this Week: 934

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/29/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/29/14
    Intellectual property and economic prosperity: Friends or foes? — Mark Schultz and Adam Mossoff: “Looking at the bigger picture, the broad sweep of economic history indicates that when it comes to economic prosperity and…
  • Aug 27

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape
    Last week, the US Copyright Office released the third edition of its Copyright Compendium. This edition was long awaited – the second edition was released in 1984. The Copyright Compendium details internal regulations concerning how the…
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
Rank this Week: 249