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Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 564

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Who Pays Your Disability Insurance Premiums Matter

    Who Pays Your Disability Insurance Premiums Matter
    Watch disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Cesar Gavidia discuss the way an insured chooses to pay their premiums has an impact on the taxability of their benefits when filling a claim.… Continue Reading
  • Jul 23

    When do I need to file an ERISA lawsuit?

    When do I need to file an ERISA lawsuit?
    Watch attorneys Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara to learn about the deadline for filing an ERISA lawsuit.… Continue Reading
  • Jul 20

    I am collecting unemployment benefits. Can I collect disability insurance benefits too?

    I am collecting unemployment benefits. Can I collect disability insurance benefits too?
    Disability attorneys Gregory Dell & Cesar Gavidia discuss how challenging it is for a disabled claimant to obtain disability benefits when they are receiving or have received unemployment benefits.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 634

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 456

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 166

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 3

    I Went to the ‘Beach’

    I Went to the ‘Beach’
    Me, yesterday, at the Beach at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.. Although it wasn’t that deep, it was actually very hard to get get traction and stand up…
  • Aug 1

    Clinton Monster Movie

    Clinton Monster Movie
    I guess this is what yukked them up in Hilary Clinton campaign HQ.
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
Rank this Week: 11

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four
    Corporate Counsel has published the final installment of “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Appealing an International Arbitration Award,” Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr.…
  • Jul 26

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three
    Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr. have published Part Three of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Rules for Appointing an Emergency Arbitrator,”…
  • Jul 24

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Two

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Two
    Corporate Counsel has published the second installment of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.”
Rank this Week: 205

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 329

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Lessons on love, marriage and divorce from Cecil the lion’s murder and murderer Walter Palmer’

    Lessons on love, marriage and divorce from Cecil the lion’s murder and murderer Walter Palmer’
    Cecil the lion’s murder and his murderer Walter Palmer can teach invaluable lessons about love, marriage and divorce. First, the facts about Cecil the lion’s murder and murderer Walter Palmer as reported by media. Walter Palmer…
  • Jul 26

    Can state residency change the outcome in a divorce?

    Can state residency change the outcome in a divorce?
    Each state has unique residency requirements. If a person wants to file a lawsuit in a state family court, he/she must meet the residency requirements. To file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in California, a person must be a state…
  • Jul 4

    How to reach divorce settlements in mediation and collaborative divorce

    How to reach divorce settlements in mediation and collaborative divorce
    More people are choosing mediation or collaborative divorce. Both resolution processes enable people to negotiate agreements on their terms, without court intervention. Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce remove the unpredictability…
Rank this Week: 188

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jul 19

    Custody Award Reversed Because Case Took Too Long

    Custody Award Reversed Because Case Took Too Long
    It has been said that the court system is broken; its resources stretched to a point where its purposes cannot be achieved. Take this month’s decision of the Appellate Division, Second Department, in Middleton v. Stringham.…
  • Jul 12

    Crediting Child Support With Payments for College Expense

    Crediting Child Support With Payments for College Expense
    Should a court reinterpret a divorce settlement agreement in light of New York’s public policy? It is one thing to void a contract provision as violative of that policy. It’s another to pretend that the contract was intended to be…
  • Jul 5

    Attorney for Children Successfully Challenges Custody Order Entered on Parents’ Consent

    Attorney for Children Successfully Challenges Custody Order Entered on Parents’ Consent
    The court-appointed Attorney for the Children may object to and appeal from a custody order entered upon the consent of the parents. So held the Appellate Division, Second Departrment, in its June 26, 2015 decision in Velez v. Alverez,…
Rank this Week: 727

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Jul 30

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name
    Complainant prevails only if it proves conjunctive bad faith. Bad faith is implied if the proof supports bad faith registration but not the other way around, although as I have pointed out in earlier Blogs there are panelists who go their own…
  • Jul 26

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration
    It is an interesting proposition that certain conduct unrebutted be regarded as a per se violation of the UDRP; the very fact of the respondent having committed a certain act—hijacking a domain name is one, or threatening to point a…
  • Jul 12

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015
    Office Space Solutions, Inc. v. Kneen, 1:15-cv-04941 (SDNY July 7, 2015). The reason for reporting on this case (filed June 24 and withdrawn with prejudice July 8, 2015) is that plaintiff, owner of a newly registered trademark, charged…
Rank this Week: 101

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)
    By Eric SegallOn Wednesday of last week I co-moderated (along with Eric Berger) a panel on Supreme Court transparency at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) conference. It was a fascinating discussion covering mostly…
  • Aug 1

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal
    by Michael DorfAmidst the furor over dentist Walter Palmer's killing of Cecil the Lion, on Wednesday a New York trial court judge ruled against the Nonhuman Rights Project's habeas corpus action on behalf of two chimpanzees--Hercules and…
  • Jul 31

    Supreme Snark

    Supreme Snark
    by Michael DorfAs I noted earlier in the week, on Tuesday I was one of the panelists for the Practicing Law Institute's all-day Supreme Court Review session. Many interesting topics were discussed. Here I want to consider one set of them: The…
Rank this Week: 641

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 415

Dress Warm

Dress Warm

Covers criminal law. By Keith J. Bruno.

http://dresswarm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    But Who Was The Better Singer??

    But Who Was The Better Singer??
    MAN FACES TRIAL FOR STABBING AND MURDERING ACQUAINTANCE IN PARK AFTER DISPUTE OVER WHO WAS A BETTER SINGER*Co-defendant has pleaded guilty in this case and is expected to testify in the trial
  • Jun 9

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)
    June 9, 2010Case # TBAOCSD DEPUTY CHARGED WITH INJURING 78-YEAR-OLD IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS*Defendant is also charged with using fake cocaine to buy prescription drugs in an unrelated case
  • Jun 8

    Truly Tragic..

    Truly Tragic..
    DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FACES TRIAL FOR CRASHING INTO AND MURDERING MOM WHO WAS RIDING BIKE WITH SON
Rank this Week: 858

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 775

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Medical Device Decision Plays PA’s Greatest Hit

    Medical Device Decision Plays PA’s Greatest Hit
    When we read the opinion in Kline v. Zimmer Holdings, 2015 WL 4077495 (W.D. Pa. July 6, 2015), it felt like driving back from the mountains (or the Jersey Shore) after a holiday weekend, listening to classic rock radio playing last half-hour…
  • Jul 31

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial

    Considering Consolidating Cases for Trial
                We have managed to pretty much avoid asbestos litigation.  Sure, we encounter decisions from asbestos cases that sometimes impact our own cases.  They even sometimes…
  • Jul 30

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            Is anyone else watching the CW’s “Penn…
Rank this Week: 523

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Covers drunk driving laws, studies and surveys. By Tracey A. Wood.

http://drunkdrivinglawwi.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right
    The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Florida v. Jardines today, holding that a dog sniff at the front door of a house where the police suspected drugs where being grown constitutes a search for purposes of the Fourth Amendment. …
  • Jan 27

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?
    Is the VanWagnerWood.com website authoritative?We often receive phone calls from students asking if they can cite our website in their papers due to the tremendous volume of informative data and interpretations on it (most of the thanks for…
  • Sep 13

    Are BB Guns Firearms?

    Are BB Guns Firearms?
    Question: Is a BB gun a firearm for purposes of Wisconsin’s laws prohibiting possession of a firearm by a felon?Answer: A BB gun is not a firearm under Wisconsin laws.As well, air guns, spring guns and blow guns are not classified as…
Rank this Week: 987

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?
    Why does Smashburger continue down this road of smashing its trademark rights? Especially, despite our previous cautions: Another Marketing Pitfall: How to Crush a Smashing Brand Name & Trademark Can Anyone Smash a Burger? Crushing a…
  • Jul 31

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
  • Jul 30

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?
    It has been a tumultuous year for copyright owners. The old cliche is “if you love something, set it free,” but it seems plenty of third parties are happy to take on that task when it comes to copyrighted content. Now that…
Rank this Week: 388

DuiiLawyer.pro

DuiiLawyer.pro

Focuses on Oregon DUI/DUII/DWI related information. By Squire M. Bozorth.

http://duiilawyer.pro
  • Jan 23

    Common DUII Defense

    Common DUII Defense
    When evaluating possible defenses in your driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUI/DUII) case, a experienced DUI lawyer will carefully examine all the evidence produced by the police and in some cases interview witnesses and examine…
  • Jan 19

    Portland DUII Defense Lawyer

    Portland DUII Defense Lawyer
    DUII Charges When you get arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense, your next move should be to contact an attorney.  You see, you might not think that you have the potential to get your charges reduced or dismissed but that’s…
  • Dec 20

    State v. Machuca Update

    State v. Machuca Update
    On December 16, 2009, the Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments in the controversial implied consent case State v. Machuca. Attorney General John Kroger argued the case himself, an indication of the strong law enforcement interest in…
Rank this Week: 985

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 579

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 25

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.
    We successfully defended a client recently who allegedly blew a .16 after being stopped at a DWI checkpoint. The Louisiana Supreme Court has established specific requirements for a DWI checkpoint to comply with an citizen’s United…
  • Jun 29

    Many Louisiana DUI Checkpoints are Unconstitutional–If you know how to challenge

    Many Louisiana DUI Checkpoints are Unconstitutional–If you know how to challenge
    Under both the US and Louisiana Constitutions even the temporary stop of vehicles constitutes a Fourth Amendment seizure.  Law-enforcement personnel must justify any infringement of the rights of citizens.  The Louisiana Supreme…
  • Feb 21

    Knowledge and Experience–What you need to successfully defend your DUI case.

    Knowledge and Experience–What you need to successfully defend your DUI case.
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is the preeminent organization for DUI defense attorneys in the United States. Members of the NCDD include many the most experienced and best qualified DUI defense attorneys in the country. James L.…
Rank this Week: 695

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 215

e-discovery 2.0

e-discovery 2.0

Covers electronic discovery. By Aaref Hilaly.

http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog
  • Jun 4

    e-discovery 2.0 is moving

    e-discovery 2.0 is moving
    Dear Friends – The time has finally come for eDiscovery 2.0 to relocate to the Symantec eDiscovery Blog. We are excited to continue our long tradition of providing unbiased perspectives regarding cutting-edge eDiscovery and information…
  • Apr 25

    Preventing Data Breaches – Tips from the FTC on Fraud, Deception and Consumer Privacy

    Preventing Data Breaches – Tips from the FTC on Fraud, Deception and Consumer Privacy
      2013 was a rough year for organizations struggling to secure their data. According to the recently published Internet Security Threat Report       (ISTR),breaches increased 62% in 2013 and over 552 million…
  • Dec 20

    In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue

    In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue
    United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Ronald J. Miller, recently addressed what has arguably become the hottest predictive coding issue since Judge Andrew J. Peck’s February 2012 order in Da Silva…
Rank this Week: 795

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 30

    Embracing the Upside of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in E-Discovery

    Embracing the Upside of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in E-Discovery
    It was not terribly long ago that electronically stored information (ESI) collection and subsequent review looked a lot like this: gather up printed emails, scan them into the system with optical character recognition (OCR) set to “on,"…
  • Jul 30

    Surge in FOIA Requests Compelling Government Agencies to Bolster E-Discovery Processe

    Surge in FOIA Requests Compelling Government Agencies to Bolster E-Discovery Processe
    It may not grab headlines like some of the other e-discovery trends, but there is no larger e-discovery issue facing government agencies than the surge in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. FOIA is a federal law enacted in 1966,…
  • Jul 23

    Are you Prepared to Locate Responsive Data for E-Discovery?

    Are you Prepared to Locate Responsive Data for E-Discovery?
    Many legal professionals are starting to embrace the notion that e-discovery is a business process, which can be measured, managed and optimized. The greatest progress is being seen with “left-side" e-discovery activities, such as…
Rank this Week: 186

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    E. coli Cluster in Sacramento

    E. coli Cluster in Sacramento
    Likely E. coli O157:H7 cases are being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told Food Safety News that four of the... Continue Reading
  • Jul 30

    Nevada Prison Linked to E. coli Outbreak

    Nevada Prison Linked to E. coli Outbreak
    Colton Lochhead of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Public health officials are investigating a case of E. coli at the Lovelock Correctional Center, the Nevada Department of Corrections said... Continue Reading
  • Jul 20

    E. coli Outbreak: Red River Valley Fair

    E. coli Outbreak: Red River Valley Fair
    The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating a possible cluster of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in eastern North Dakota. Three cases have been reported, all are less... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 60

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 3

    Another 285 attorneys fees decision - this time from WD Tex

    Another 285 attorneys fees decision - this time from WD Tex
    A number of years ago I was in chambers with an Eastern District judge and opposing counsel discussing a procedural question in a Fair Labor Standards Act case. I admitted to the judge that I didn't have a Fifth Circuit...
  • Jul 29

    Section 285 Motion Denied

    Section 285 Motion Denied
    Following the Supreme Court's opinion in Octane Fitness changing the standard for award of attorneys fees under Section 285 in patent cases, 285 motions have become significantly more prevalent, providing a vehicle for judicial review of both…
  • Jul 28

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party
    In Mobile Telecomm's Technologies, LLC v. LG Elec's Mobilecomm USA, Inc., 2:13cv947 (7/22/15) the defendant moved to disqualify the plaintiffs infringement expert, noting that the expert had been retained by the defendant to serve as it's…
Rank this Week: 503

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    7 Requirements for Alimony Payments to be Tax-Deductible

    7 Requirements for Alimony Payments to be Tax-Deductible
    Alimony can be a contentious issue in any divorce case. Careful planning and negotiation is often required to come to an agreement that at least meets the lower-earning spouses needs, if not satisfy both spouses. But determining alimony is…
  • Jul 22

    5 Questions About Your Readiness For TILA-RESPA

    5 Questions About Your Readiness For TILA-RESPA
      October 3, 2015 is the new go-day for implementation of the real estate closing procedures required by the CFPB. The requirements and combined TILA-RESPA forms have caused a lot of worry and consternation in the real estate community,…
  • Jul 17

    3 Mistakes Commonly Made with Divorce Financial

    3 Mistakes Commonly Made with Divorce Financial
    Planning the financial impacts a divorce will have on a family is one of the most complex aspects of a divorce attorney’s job. It’s one thing to think you know what the impact will be, but it’s quite another to see the…
Rank this Week: 156

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 334

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 65

El Juego de la Suprema Corte

El Juego de la Suprema Corte

Blog de la revista Nexos en linea

http://eljuegodelacorte.nexos.com.mx/
  • Jul 29

    El tribunal electoral y la “espontaneidad” de los tuits a favor del Partido Verde

    El tribunal electoral y la “espontaneidad” de los tuits a favor del Partido Verde
    La Sala Especializada tenía frente a sí la oportunidad de fijar criterios claros en temas de la mayor importancia como los límites a la libertad de expresión, los alcances de las restricciones en materia de…
  • Jul 22

    Las noticias jurídicas más relevantes en el mundo. Segundo Reporte 2015

    Las noticias jurídicas más relevantes en el mundo. Segundo Reporte 2015
    Ofrezco a la amable consideración de los lectores del Juego de la Suprema Corte una selección personal de las noticias jurídicas más relevantes que, entre abril y junio del año en curso, se han registrado en…
  • Jul 20

    La Corte Penal Internacional y los retos de la justicia global

    La Corte Penal Internacional y los retos de la justicia global
    El pasado viernes 17 de julio se celebró el día de la justicia internacional, una oportunidad para reconocer el establecimiento y desarrollo de los numerosos esfuerzos para brindar justicia y reparación a las…
Rank this Week: 622

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 450

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 3

    Arizona Law Seeks Greater Accountability to Consumers for Home Care Companie

    Arizona Law Seeks Greater Accountability to Consumers for Home Care Companie
    The Arizona Republic recently reported on Arizona legislation affecting home care agencies that will become effective in 2015, after a similar bill was vetoed in 2014 by a previous governor. According to news reports, the new law requires…
  • Aug 3

    New Report: Intellectual & Developmental Disability & Dementia

    New Report: Intellectual & Developmental Disability & Dementia
    The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has posted a new report on its website. The July 2015 report was prepared by RTI International pursuant to a contract with ACL. The report is titled IDD and Dementia. The executive summary…
  • Jul 31

    Which is More Terrifying? "Dying Early" or "Living Long" (and Doing Financial Planning Necessary for the Latter)?

    Which is More Terrifying? "Dying Early" or "Living Long" (and Doing Financial Planning Necessary for the Latter)?
    The New York Times recently carried a column that probably hit home with many -- if, that is, one could bring oneself to read it. While some people keep postponing "the conversation" discussion about how they want to die, there...
Rank this Week: 427

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 658

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Offers a digest of cases, comments and other matters relating to electronic discovery and electronic evidence. By Michael Arkfeld.

http://arkfeld.blogs.com/ede/
Rank this Week: 324

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 631

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 29

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day
    Friday July 31 is the 16th annual SysAdmin Day.  A day to show our appreciation to the IT professionals who keep our computers, networks and apps working.  For those of us who push the tech envelope a bit beyond a typical…
  • Jul 22

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea
    From time to time various law enforcement and government types whine that encryption is a bad thing because it allows criminals to hide from authorities.  That is usually followed by a call for security backdoors that allow…
  • Jul 15

    Chatting in Secret

    Chatting in Secret
    The Intercept has an article entitled Chatting in Secret While We’re All Being Watched that’s a good read for anyone interested in how to keep communications private.  It was written by Micah Lee, who works with Glenn…
Rank this Week: 839

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 749

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 31

    Is it “disparaging” to say “Karma is a bi**h”?

    Is it “disparaging” to say “Karma is a bi**h”?
    Riddle me this: Employee sues her boss for sexual harassment. Case settles for $127,500, and she has to agree to confidentiality and non-disparagement. About nine years later, boss becomes an internet pariah for allegedly poaching a…
  • Jul 31

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.
    Dear Americans with Disabilities Act, How time flies — you’re already 25 years old! I have seen many lovely tributes to you this week, and a couple of my favorites are here and here. I hope you don’t mind one more from…
  • Jul 31

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?
    Well, this should be interesting. As I’ve reported before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a funeral home chain in the Detroit area for terminating Aimee Stephens, a transgendered woman, because she failed to…
Rank this Week: 321

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Tyson Foods Seeks to Overturn Workers’ $5.8 Million Class Action Suit

    Tyson Foods Seeks to Overturn Workers’ $5.8 Million Class Action Suit
    A legal decision upholding the rights of workers at Tyson Foods pork processing plants came under fire recently as Tyson filed a petition to have a $5.8 million judgment overturned. The judgment was initially awarded following a case in U.S.…
  • Jun 22

    LA DOT Defends Against Claims of Excessive Overtime

    LA DOT Defends Against Claims of Excessive Overtime
    A recent audit of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation revealed substantial overtime pay for workers in the traffic paint and sign division – on average, workers were paid $48,000 in overtime compared to just over $8,000 for…
  • Jun 15

    L.A. Road Department Investigated for “Excessive” Overtime

    L.A. Road Department Investigated for “Excessive” Overtime
    Los Angeles officials are pointing fingers at the city Department of Transportation, alleging department employees in the traffic paint and sign division might have padded their overtime wages to the tune of $3.3 million. An initial audit of…
Rank this Week: 791

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Jul 29

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find
    An en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed an earlier decision, finding that the Forest Service did not properly explain why it was exempting the Tongass National Forest from the roadless rule (Organized Village of Kake v. U.S. Dep't of…
  • Jul 21

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail
    The D.C. Circuit concluded that Gunpowder Riverkeeper's challenge to a conditional certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not fall within the "zone of interests" protected by the National Environmental Policy Act…
  • Jul 14

    Obama designates national monument

    Obama designates national monument
    The monuments are Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Announcement from White House blog And from the Federal Register (to be published July 15): Basin and Range National Monument;…
Rank this Week: 896

Engel Law Offices

Engel Law Offices

Covers estate planning. By Todd Engel.

http://engelatty.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 881

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.
    <> Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. - 7/30/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 14-4078. In this unpublished suit between responsible parties involving…
  • Jul 31

    City and County of San Francisco v. U.S. DOT

    City and County of San Francisco v. U.S. DOT
    <> City and County of San Francisco v. U.S. DOT - 7/30/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-15855. The panel affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action…
  • Jul 31

    Rogers Cartage Company v. Monsanto Company

    Rogers Cartage Company v. Monsanto Company
      <> Rogers Cartage Company v. Monsanto Company - 7/27/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Case Nos. 12-3624 & 13-3052. The government sued several …
Rank this Week: 322

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario&#39;s Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario&amp;#39;s Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 668

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 30

    MN Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

    MN Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
    Minnesota’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“new LLC Act”) act will take effect this Saturday, August 1, 2015. Any limited liability companies (LLCs) that are newly organized in Minnesota after that date will…
  • Jul 27

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan
    We’ve all heard jokes about taking a loan from the Bank of Mom and Dad. What you might not know is that intra-family loans can be a great way to transfer significant wealth and avoid […]
  • Jul 23

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review
    In a previous post, I discussed the importance of having a life insurance policy analysis done on a regular basis. I was recently reminded of the importance of policy reviews when I received correspondence from […]
Rank this Week: 920

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #14

    17 Seconds #14
    Useful & quick. Some prospective clients are hesitant to share details with Clocktower before they “hire” us. I put “hire” in quotes because we have to screen every prospective client for conflicts – and make…
  • Jul 16

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
  • Jun 30

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
Rank this Week: 68