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Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?
    As most of my estate planning clients are aware, I have been very cautious regarding whether or not New Jersey will keep a $2,000,000 estate tax exemption beyond 2017 or allow for a full repeal. However, it is worth noting that the…
  • Aug 9

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator
    As I know many of you have been waiting anxiously, I wanted to make sure that you are aware that the New Jersey Division of Taxation has finally released the 2017 Estate Tax Return form.  They have also released an estate tax…
  • May 8

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?
    Several years ago, I wrote a few articles comparing the tax consequences of dying in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.  Now that New Jersey has amended its estate tax laws, I thought I should write another post for 2017.I…
Rank this Week: 240

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head and Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming…
  • Aug 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al., Petitioners v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Application of Federal…
  • Aug 4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/4
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlEnerplus Resources Corporation v. Wilkinson (Jurisdiction - Settlement Agreements)Tribal Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2017.htmlHoopa…
Rank this Week: 790

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 823

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers qui tam litigation, compliance measures and contractor fraud. By Finch McCranie, LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 247

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: 577

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 18

    The sexy smell of dying | Science | AAAS

    The sexy smell of dying | Science | AAAS
    What if death smelled like sex? That’s how one fatal, parasitic bacterium lures its next round of victims, The Washington Post reports. After infecting vinegar flies, Pseudomonas entomophila causes them to pump out 20 to 30 times their…
  • Aug 18

    Most archaeologists think the first Americans arrived by boat. Now, they’re beginning to prove it | Science | AAAS

    Most archaeologists think the first Americans arrived by boat. Now, they’re beginning to prove it | Science | AAAS
    The Cedros Island sites add to a small but growing list that supports a once-heretical view of the peopling of the Americas. Whereas archaeologists once thought that the earliest arrivals wandered into the continent through a gap in the…
  • Aug 18

    Frogs Hitch Ride on Water Buffalo—Never Before Seen

    Frogs Hitch Ride on Water Buffalo—Never Before Seen
    In autumn, farmers along the Black Sea coast release their domesticated Anatolian water buffalo to wallow in the marshes, where a menagerie of marsh frogs hops onboard, a new study says. (Read "Dolphins on Whales, and Other Animals Riding…
Rank this Week: 649

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Aug 18

    Presidential Pardon Power

    Presidential Pardon Power
    According to Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution, the president "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” With the recent investigation…
  • Aug 4

    President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Member

    President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Member
    In a series of tweets on July 26th, 2017, President Trump announced that “after consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to…
  • Jul 21

    The Supreme Court’s End of Term

    The Supreme Court’s End of Term
    The Supreme Court ended its term on Monday, June 27, 2017. Decisions were handed down in a variety of cases including cases involving big corporations, church and state, voting rights, and most notably, the controversial travel ban, put forth…
Rank this Week: 784

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    Google Chrome Requiring SSL for Websites in Incognito Mode

    Google Chrome Requiring SSL for Websites in Incognito Mode
    SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology for encrypting your website traffic. Learn more about SSL certificates and why it's important to upgrade to SSL. Categories: PaperStreet The post Google Chrome Requiring SSL for Websites in…
  • Aug 16

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold dot Comm Award

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold dot Comm Award
    PaperStreet is proud to announce that our design for Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP won a Gold dot Comm Award! This international competition recognizes only the highest quality creative work. Categories: PaperStreet The post…
  • Aug 15

    5 Best Practices for Conversion Driven Law Firm Website

    5 Best Practices for Conversion Driven Law Firm Website
    If your website is not engaging visitors, then the traffic coming to your website is wasted. As a result, we have outlined our 5 best practices to help drive conversions and generate more revenue for your law firm. Categories:…
Rank this Week: 542

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 18

    Venezuela chief prosecutor announces plans to jail protest leader

    Venezuela chief prosecutor announces plans to jail protest leader
    Venezuela’s new chief prosecutor announced plans on Thursday to pursue and imprison those responsible for leading violent protests that have plagued the country since April. The statement came the day before a proposed measure targeting…
  • Aug 18

    Married same-sex couple sues former employer for revoking health insurance

    Married same-sex couple sues former employer for revoking health insurance
    A married same-sex couple filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against a former employer on Thursday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] that alleges the company discriminated by refusing to provide…
  • Aug 17

    ICC orders reparations for destruction of Timbuktu shrine

    ICC orders reparations for destruction of Timbuktu shrine
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday found [order, PDF] that a Malian jihadist is liable for individual and collective reparations for overseeing the destruction of Muslim shrines in Timbuktu. Ahmad Al Faqi…
Rank this Week: 719

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Ballot Measure to Codify Longstanding Approach to CWIP

    Ballot Measure to Codify Longstanding Approach to CWIP
    By Angela W. Adolph Construction Work in Progress (“CWIP”) is generally recognized as property that is in the process of changing from one state to another, such as the conversion of personal property from inventory to asset or…
  • Aug 17

    Injured Plaintiffs’ Recovery of Imaginary Medical Cost

    Injured Plaintiffs’ Recovery of Imaginary Medical Cost
    By Lana D. Crump and Amanda Collura-Day In Louisiana, the collateral source rule mandates that a tort plaintiff be awarded the full value of his medical expenses against the tortfeasor, including any amounts written off by the provider, when…
  • Aug 10

    The Effect of the Uniform Commercial Code on Certain Limited Liability Company Transfer Restrictions in Louisiana

    The Effect of the Uniform Commercial Code on Certain Limited Liability Company Transfer Restrictions in Louisiana
    By Amanda Bourgeois The substantial flexibility afforded by the limited liability company structure has made it an increasingly popular business entity choice.  Indeed, most of the default provisions in the Louisiana Limited Liability…
Rank this Week: 741

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 865

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Five Deaths Tied to Intragastric Balloons, FDA Say

    Five Deaths Tied to Intragastric Balloons, FDA Say
    On August 10, 2017, the FDA issued an update “to alert health care providers of five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat…
  • Aug 18

    “I had an Accident and They Helped Me”

    “I had an Accident and They Helped Me”
    Jesse Garza of Dallas, Texas, shares her Reyes Browne Reilley experience and level of satisfaction with our staff and customer service while helping her recover from damages stemming from a car wreck in Dallas. “Yes, my name is Jessie…
  • Aug 17

    Personal Injury Claims After a Concert in Dallas?

    Personal Injury Claims After a Concert in Dallas?
    It’s August in Dallas and, for many, that means one thing: concert season. The Dallas Metroplex has many incredible concert venues that are frequently sites of many large artists. Concerts of all kinds provide entertainment to the…
Rank this Week: 654

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 18

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973
    The New York Times (Aug. 16, 2017): Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds, by Maya Salam The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of...
  • Aug 18

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion
    Washington's Top News (August 12, 2017): Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion, by The Associated Press A bill that would require women to purchase separate insurance for abortions that are not medical emergencies has passed…
  • Aug 17

    Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

    Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money
    Chicago Tribune (August 16, 2017): Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money, by Andrew DeMillo: On Wednesday, the 8th Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction prohibiting Arkansas from suspending Medicaid payments to Planned…
Rank this Week: 482

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Aug 18

    10 Best Messaging Apps For Android

    10 Best Messaging Apps For Android
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 18

    Choices - You Have The Power To Make Them Every Day

    Choices - You Have The Power To Make Them Every Day
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 18

    Choices - You Have The Power To Make Them Every Day

    Choices - You Have The Power To Make Them Every Day
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 642

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!
    New Law Limiting Your Rights Under Your Policy Goes Into Effect September 1 The Texas Legislature passed a law, effective September 1, called the “Hailstorm Bill.” This new law severely limits your rights under your commercial…
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
Rank this Week: 708

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Aug 18

    It's That Time of Year Again…

    It's That Time of Year Again…
    As the leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to drop, that can only mean one thing… Fantasy Football is back! Ok, perhaps not the answer you were expecting. It is estimated that more than 59 million people will participate…
  • Aug 3

    Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer
    With the mercury hitting record highs this week, I look out my office window and dream of jumping into a nice cool pool. As a community association attorney, my brain automatically shifts from recreation to work mode. I recently helped a…
  • Jul 20

    Unlike Riding a Bike

    Unlike Riding a Bike
    Recently, I bought new mountain bike, after not owning a bike for years. When the bike arrived, I unpacked it, put it together, bolted on the wheels and handlebars, hopped on and just rode off. People often say you never forget how to ride…
Rank this Week: 827

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 18

    Game Companies Using Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) As Part of Litigation Strategy

    Game Companies Using Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) As Part of Litigation Strategy
    We’ve previously written with updates about inter partes reviews (“IPRs”), where an accused infringer files a petition with the US Patent and Trademark Office arguing that the asserted patent should’ve never been…
  • Aug 18

    Atari sues Nestle over Breakout Advertisement

    Atari sues Nestle over Breakout Advertisement
    Atari Interactive, Inc. v. Nestlé, SANo. 3:17-CV-04803-SK (N.D. Cal. Aug. 17, 2017)On August 17, 2017, Atari Interactive sued Nestlé, alleging that a Nestlé KIT KAT® advertisement titled “Kit Kat:…
  • Aug 11

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop
    Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC v. GameStop Corp.No. 2:17-CV-167-RWS (N.D. Ga. Aug. 9, 2017)Fresh on the heels of Gamevice’s lawsuit against Nintendo, which we discussed in a previous post, Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC has filed…
Rank this Week: 626

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 894

Employment Law and Litigation

Employment Law and Litigation

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/employment/
Rank this Week: 1000

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 316

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 18

    Opioid Use No Mitigation In Theft Of Client Fund

    Opioid Use No Mitigation In Theft Of Client Fund
    The Washington State Supreme Court has imposed disbarment for an attorney's misappropriation of entrusted funds. The attorney had received over $117,000 for the client but did not so advise him Fossedal never disbursed any of [client] Schoofs…
  • Aug 18

    Ad Hominem Attacks With Racial Aspect Draw Bar Charge

    Ad Hominem Attacks With Racial Aspect Draw Bar Charge
    The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission has filed a complaint charging misconduct by an attorney who allegedly said the following during a probation review to the probation officer Respondent and Ms. Polom walked into the courtroom. As Ms.…
  • Aug 17

    Interference Penalty Is New Trial

    Interference Penalty Is New Trial
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a conviction due to the conduct of the trial judge A jury convicted Hemza Menade Lefsih, an Algerian native who entered the United States through the Diversity Immigrant…
Rank this Week: 481

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 18

    Breathing Preambles and Patent Ambiguity

    Breathing Preambles and Patent Ambiguity
    Georgetown Rail v. Holland (Fed. Cir. 2017) In a prior post, I noted that the Federal Circuit initially released this appellate decision under seal but requested that the parties show cause as to why it should remain under seal.  After…
  • Aug 17

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)
    The Federal Circuit has denied Prism Tech‘s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of deference to district court factual-findings that underlay a decision on patent eligibility.  Prism had raised the following…
  • Aug 16

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated
    By Jason Rantanen One of my current projects is to create a transparent and user-friendly database of information about Federal Circuit decisions–particularly, its patent law decisions–with a structure that’s useful for…
Rank this Week: 559

National Institute of Military…

National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) Blog-CAAFlog

Military justice blog covering the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) and the service Courts of Criminal Appeals.

http://www.caaflog.com/
  • Aug 18

    CAAF grants review of preemption issue

    CAAF grants review of preemption issue
    On Wednesday CAAF granted review in this Air Force case: No. 17-0456/AF. U.S. v. Alexander S. Wheeler. CCA 38908. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals,…
  • Aug 17

    Bergdahl goes judge-alone

    Bergdahl goes judge-alone
    After so many motions, writ-petitions, and breathless claims that Army Sergeant Bergdahl can’t get a fair trial by court-martial on the charges of desertion with the intent to shirk important service and avoid hazardous…
  • Aug 17

    Opinion Analysis: The unit of prosecution for child pornography is the material containing the pornography, even if it is duplicative, in United States v. Forrester, No. 17-0049/MC

    Opinion Analysis: The unit of prosecution for child pornography is the material containing the pornography, even if it is duplicative, in United States v. Forrester, No. 17-0049/MC
    CAAF decided the Marine Corps case of United States v. Forrester, __ M.J. __, No. 17-0049/MC (CAAFlog case page) (link to slip op.), on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Considering four separate convictions for possession of child…
Rank this Week: 989

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Aug 18

    Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!

    Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!
    In Denton, Texas, an indie grocery store owner is offering a free candy bar with the purchase tampons (but oddly, not pads).  The Dallas Morning News reports (here) that store owner Jacob Moses says, “I think the sales tax is…
  • Aug 10

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet
    Over at governing.com, writer Chris Kardish writes about how different states have approached forced sterilization and compensation for its victims: Forced sterilization by the government sounds like a ghastly practice that ought to be safely…
  • Aug 10

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea
    Those following the “tampon tax” cases seeking refunds for sales tax paid on menstrual hygiene products may be interested in this story of a suit brought against Walgreens for a refund of tax on non-sugary drinks: A Schaumburg man…
Rank this Week: 254

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 234

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 646

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 498

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Aug 18

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live. On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you will be able to see it. Even though the…
  • Aug 18

    4 Things You Need to Know About Background Check

    4 Things You Need to Know About Background Check
    Background checks can sound a little ominous, especially if you haven’t ever had one before. In reality, they are nothing more than a routine part of most jobs, designed to protect the company or landlord and make sure that you will be…
  • Aug 17

    8 Dangerous Driving Habit

    8 Dangerous Driving Habit
    We do it almost every day. We unlock our cars, get behind the wheel, turn the key in the ignition and we’re on our way to school, work or some other destination. Driving is so routine, it’s easy to forget just how dangerous it…
Rank this Week: 703

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    About that Obamacare Poster Child

    About that Obamacare Poster Child
    After two years of the media and government gushing over their success, Obamacare darling Molina is having a rough 2017. How rough? Well...In February Molina announced losses from the 4th quarter of 2016 to be $110 million. They also report a…
  • Aug 18

    From the P&C Files: I have issue

    From the P&C Files: I have issue
    As regular readers know, I tend to be a purist when it comes to insurance. So I've railed on medical necessity as regards health insurance; the whole point is risk management.And specifically the concept of Frequency vs Severity.For example,…
  • Aug 17

    Health Wonk Review is up

    Health Wonk Review is up
    Peggy Salvatore hosts the jam-packed Lulls of Summer edition. From the philosophical to the urgent, you'll be glad you stopped by.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 487

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1

    The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about litigation. It’s been one of the two major locomotives driving revenue and profit for BigLaw for the past 50 years or so–the other being transactional or corporate work–and has…
  • Aug 14

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing

    My Kingdom for a Horse: The Psychology of Pricing
    The following guest column is by Richard Hinwood, based in London. Richard is the Head of Strategy & Chief of Staff at Withers.  As Head of Strategy, Richard leads the formulation and implementation of firm-wide strategy and business…
  • Aug 7

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda

    A Parable of Client Service: Coda
    A few weeks ago I related the tale of our abortive foray into changing wireless service providers from AT&T to Verizon, which provided rich material for reflections on client service.  If you missed it, the original story is here.…
Rank this Week: 526

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 18

    The Top Three Reasons You Need to Attend The Summit

    The Top Three Reasons You Need to Attend The Summit
    If you attend any legal conference, you’ll understand where your practice is and what you need to do to move it forward. You’ll learn the tools, systems and best practices that you can put into place when you return. But...
  • Aug 17

    Are You Done? Or Are You Ready for More?

    Are You Done? Or Are You Ready for More?
    You’ve made it this far. What comes next? Are you content with your practice now, ready to set the cruise-control? Then you can skip The Summit 2017. This is for those who have bigger dreams: those who see tomorrow as a gateway to their…
  • Aug 16

    Why Colorado Springs? It's More Than Just a Pretty Place

    Why Colorado Springs? It's More Than Just a Pretty Place
    Las Vegas. Orlando. New York City. Colorado Springs. If you think Colorado Springs is an unusual location for a legal conference, you’re right. Most estate planning and elder law conferences, workshops and boot camps are held in huge…
Rank this Week: 536

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 18

    Against All Decency, the Government Is Indefinitely Detaining a Man It Cannot Deport

    Against All Decency, the Government Is Indefinitely Detaining a Man It Cannot Deport
    What the government is trying to do to Mamadu Balde is clearly unconstitutional and heartless. In its zeal to deport anyone, the Trump administration has jailed a man that the government has tried and failed to deport in the past.…
  • Aug 18

    Against All Decency, the Government Is Indefinitely Detaining a Man It Cannot Deport

    Against All Decency, the Government Is Indefinitely Detaining a Man It Cannot Deport
    What the government is trying to do to Mamadu Balde is clearly unconstitutional and heartless. In its zeal to deport anyone, the Trump administration has jailed a man that the government has tried and failed to deport in the past.…
  • Aug 17

    We Must Remove Shrines to White Supremacy From Public Property

    We Must Remove Shrines to White Supremacy From Public Property
    Shrines to white supremacy and racial violence denigrate my existence and that of millions of North Carolinians. The resurgence of white supremacy and the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazi terrorists in Charlottesville are painful reminders of…
Rank this Week: 778

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.
    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.Defender Services Committee Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed the following new members to the Defender Services Committee.  Their terms…
  • Aug 17

    11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch

    11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch
    The 11th Circuit, per Judge Dubina, issued an opinion today disagreeing with then-Judge Gorsuch in United States v. Games-Perez. 667 F.3d 1136, 1142 (10th Cir. 2012) (Gorsuch, J., concurring in judgment). The Gorsuch opinion was defendant…
  • Aug 16

    Jeff Sessions in Miami

    Jeff Sessions in Miami
    Here's AG Jeff Sessions' speech in Miami. At the 7:30 mark, he thanks Acting U.S. Attorney Ben Greenberg, who was present at the speech. He calls former U.S. Attorney Stanley Marcus his "cohort" back in the day.
Rank this Week: 783

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

https://www.securities-law-attorney.com/
  • Aug 18

    Sandra McCabe Was Sanctioned Following Allegations of Falsifying Record

    Sandra McCabe Was Sanctioned Following Allegations of Falsifying Record
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Wells Fargo Clearing Services broker/adviser Sandra McCabe has been sanctioned by…
  • Aug 17

    Christopher Hawn Was Recently Sanctioned Following Allegations of Rule Violation

    Christopher Hawn Was Recently Sanctioned Following Allegations of Rule Violation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former California-based Alps Distributors broker/adviser Christopher Hawn has been sanctioned by FINRA…
  • Aug 17

    Roy Woehrman Was Recently Sanctioned by FINRA

    Roy Woehrman Was Recently Sanctioned by FINRA
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that California-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Roy Woehrman has been sanctioned by FINRA. Fitapelli Kurta…
Rank this Week: 418

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Aug 18

    Maduro visits Cuba

    Maduro visits Cuba
    In a surprise visit to Cuba, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid homage to the late Fidel Castro just after the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926. Maduro met with Cuban President Raul Castro for a visit to the cemetery in…
  • Aug 16

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter
    Professionals in Cuba are in limbo – the Castro government is still deciding how much to loosen its firm grip on private enterprise. The private sector has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with private employment rising…
  • Aug 15

    Havana Spotlight: Cuban Cocktails and Where to Find Them

    Havana Spotlight: Cuban Cocktails and Where to Find Them
    The best way to end a hot day in sunny Havana, whether you’re there for business or pleasure, is with a cold drink (or two). But contrary to the craft beer craze here in the States, in Cuba it’s more about where you drink as…
Rank this Week: 243

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 18

    Snake-Mailing Rules Revisited

    Snake-Mailing Rules Revisited
    No matter how many stamps you use, snakes aren't mailable.        Related StoriesBill Would Protect Climate-Change Deniers From Discrimination“Crafty Science” and the LawBill Would Provide…
  • Aug 14

    Juggalos Will March on Washington in September

    Juggalos Will March on Washington in September
    It'll be a loosely organized, non-traditional hybrid demonstration in support of Juggalo rights.        Related StoriesO.J. Simpson: “I've Spent a Conflict-Free Life”Johnny Depp Allegedly…
  • Aug 9

    Good Reason to Kill #69: Magic the Gathering

    Good Reason to Kill #69: Magic the Gathering
    Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, is on the battlefield. There is no escape.        Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #68a: Disrespected by Yoda FanGood Reason to Kill #67: Enraged by XylophoneGood Reason…
Rank this Week: 408

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 18

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction
    The email arrived a few days ago from a reader with the simple subject line, “you were right.” For a moment, before opening the email, I scanned my memory banks for any reminder of having engaged in a debate, dispute, discussion,…
  • Aug 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
Rank this Week: 575

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 18

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 18, 2017

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, August 18, 2017
    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 17

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2017 Statistics (Third Quarter)

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2017 Statistics (Third Quarter)
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2017 statistics (third quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2017 statistics…
  • Aug 16

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (6/30/17)

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (6/30/17)
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 8/10/17 with processing dates as of 6/30/17. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 824

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 446

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
Rank this Week: 758

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 17

    Absurdities and misconception

    Absurdities and misconception
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were mostly about dealing with absurdities and putting right misconceptions. They included:The absurd notion that I’m biased against fathers - Putting…
  • Aug 13

    News Essentials: 14th August 2017

    News Essentials: 14th August 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSSupreme Court to consider applications to vary periodical payments orders under MCA s31(7)Permission given to husband to appeal by Mills v Mills. Full story:…
  • Aug 10

    Mostly about child support...

    Mostly about child support...
    Child support was the dominant topic amongst my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included:Repeat after me: child support and contact are two separate issues! - The myth that keeps raising its…
Rank this Week: 428

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #21

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #21
    Hello and welcome back to my fortnightly ramble through some of our housing related news items. Immigration in Cambridge There are many reasons for our housing crisis but it seems that in Cambridge they blame immigration. This is shown by a…
  • Aug 17

    Who does the tenant pay rent to if both landlord and agent say it should be paid to them?

    Who does the tenant pay rent to if both landlord and agent say it should be paid to them?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Roberto who is a tenant. I have signed a contract with an estate agency four months ago. I paid regularly the rent and I have the bills. Today the landlord came to the house and said that the agency…
  • Aug 15

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 32 – Review

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 32 – Review
    The problem with the law is that it changes.  The problem with documentation is that it needs to change to keep up with the law. This applies to tenancy agreements too. For example, in recent years I have had to amend my tenancy…
Rank this Week: 439

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Aug 17

    Real Estate Financing for California Real Estate Investor

    Real Estate Financing for California Real Estate Investor
    Author: Staff The financial commitments required in real estate investing can vary in size and scope, from purchasing a handful of shares in a real estate investment trust (REIT) or real estate syndicate to purchasing a house or office…
  • Aug 10

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Commercial Lease

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Commercial Lease
    Author: Staff Real estate investment can take many forms and offers many ways to obtain a return on one’s investment. Some investors purchase real property in order to make improvements and sell it, while others may purchase…
  • Jul 31

    Foreclosure Sales and California Real Estate Investor

    Foreclosure Sales and California Real Estate Investor
    Author: Staff Real estate ownership, both residential and commercial, frequently involves financing some portion of the purchase price with a mortgage loan. Should an owner stop making payments to a lender, the lender can attempt to…
Rank this Week: 412

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Asia-Pacific Countries – Death Penalty Status, Population, etc

    Asia-Pacific Countries – Death Penalty Status, Population, etc
    Source: Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (18 August 2017)https://adpan.org/2017/08/17/asia-pacific-countries-death-penalty-status-population-etc/ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES – Death Penalty Abolition StatusASIAEastern AsiaChina…
  • Jul 28

    Indonesia ombudsman finds rights violations in execution of Nigerian

    Indonesia ombudsman finds rights violations in execution of Nigerian
    Source: Reuters (28 July 2017)https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-execution-idUSKBN1AD10OJAKARTA (Reuters) - The office of Indonesia's ombudsman has unearthed evidence of rights violations in the execution of a Nigerian drug convict…
  • Jul 28

    Japan executions: Inside the secretive, efficient death chamber

    Japan executions: Inside the secretive, efficient death chamber
    Source: News.com.auhttp://www.news.com.au/world/asia/japan-executions-inside-the-secretive-efficient-death-chambers/news-story/e650b790265fcf2dafc2f8ba9fa1e52fTHERE are polished floors, clean surroundings and symbolic statues.But this place…
Rank this Week: 228

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 461