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Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Jun 28

    Diver Dies While Working on Docked Vessel at Old Port Cove Marina

    Diver Dies While Working on Docked Vessel at Old Port Cove Marina
    The Florida Fish and Wild Life Commission are investigating the death of a male diver that occurred Tuesday early afternoon.  Per reports, the man was working on a privately-owned boat docked at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach…
  • Jun 27

    Cruise Passenger Trip and Fall Accident Case Can Proceed to Trial

    Cruise Passenger Trip and Fall Accident Case Can Proceed to Trial
    The Southern District of Florida has ruled that a cruise passenger trip and fall accident case can proceed to trial over a motion filed by Celebrity Cruises to dismiss the case.  In this case, a passenger aboard the Celebrity Summit was…
  • Jun 13

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman
    The FBI and U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the disappearance of a 41-year-old Florida woman 100 km off Key West. Isabella Hellman and her husband, Lewis Bennett, married in February and departed on a Caribbean vacation on their 37-foot…
Rank this Week: 229

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 226

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    8 Strategies You Can Use to Fight Embezzlement Charge

    8 Strategies You Can Use to Fight Embezzlement Charge
    Embezzlement, sometimes referred to as employee theft, is the misappropriation of funds belonging to someone else but entrusted in your care. While this offense is generally brought against employees, it can be charged against anyone with a…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Rules Brady Offers Little Relief to The Guilty

    Supreme Court Rules Brady Offers Little Relief to The Guilty
    In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court in Brady v. Maryland held that criminal prosecutors must disclose evidence favorable to a defendant, upon his or her request, that is material to either guilt or punishment.   In 1985, the Supreme…
  • Jun 23

    Did President Trump Obstruct Justice? It All Comes Down to Intent

    Did President Trump Obstruct Justice? It All Comes Down to Intent
      “Asking [the] FBI to drop an investigation is obstruction of justice.”   That is what Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., thinks. And the lawmaker’s opinion carries significant weight: he is the ranking member of the House…
Rank this Week: 225

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Equine Injuries – Who’s at Fault?

    Equine Injuries – Who’s at Fault?
    Riding horses can be an enjoyable and healthy – albeit expensive – hobby. Although less dangerous than many other sports, horse riding is not without risks. Jenna Tatoulian knows this all too well. In 2014, the experienced…
  • Jun 26

    Motorcycle Accident Myth

    Motorcycle Accident Myth
    When it comes to motorcycle accidents, myths and misconceptions abound. Those who ride motorcycles are often perceived as unlawful rule breakers with no respect for other motorists. Of course, these stereotypes are rarely accurate.…
  • Jun 23

    The Dangers of Tractor-Trailer Blindspot

    The Dangers of Tractor-Trailer Blindspot
    Most people know that cars and passenger trucks have blindspots, so it’s no surprise that tractor-trailers do as well. However, large trucks have more blindspots than their passenger vehicle counterparts…and they’re much…
Rank this Week: 231

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 26

    9 Child Custody Tips for Your Case

    9 Child Custody Tips for Your Case
    In a perfect world, all divorcing parents would get along great and child custody would be a non-issue. The parents would readily agree on a child custody and visitation schedule that would benefit all parties involved. In reality, one…
  • Jun 19

    Child Custody & Same-Sex Divorce

    Child Custody & Same-Sex Divorce
    If you are in a same-sex marriage and you have children, you may or may not be confronted with challenges in the near future. Fortunately, California has some of the friendliest same-sex marriage laws in the nation; however, maneuvering…
  • Jun 13

    Don'ts of Online Dating After Divorce

    Don'ts of Online Dating After Divorce
    According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), there were 813,862 divorces in the United States in 2014. That’s a lot of people untying the knot, but if your filing for divorce in the near…
Rank this Week: 235

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 227

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 20

    Dodd-Frank's "Abusive" Standard: The Dog that Didn't Bark

    Dodd-Frank's "Abusive" Standard: The Dog that Didn't Bark
    The Trump Treasury Department's Dodd-Frank Act report spends more pages on the CFPB (including mortgage regulation) than on any other issue. There's a whole bunch of blog posts that one could write about the Treasury report, but I want to...
  • Jun 15

    New HMDA Regs Require Banks to Collect Lots of Data...That They Already Have

    New HMDA Regs Require Banks to Collect Lots of Data...That They Already Have
    The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 is a key piece of fair lending legislation. It requires mortgage lenders to report data on loan applications and loans funded that enables both government and private groups to monitor lending patterns…
  • Jun 14

    Wells Fargo Fake Accounts and Arbitration

    Wells Fargo Fake Accounts and Arbitration
    Jeff Sovern has an excellent new article about arbitration clauses and class action waivers that uses the Wells Fargo fake account scandal as a test case. He also does a monster job knocking down the Johnston-Zwyicki arbitration study. As…
Rank this Week: 237

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
Rank this Week: 234

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 224

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
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Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    AAA Study: Hands-Free Technology Poses Threat to Drivers, Passenger

    AAA Study: Hands-Free Technology Poses Threat to Drivers, Passenger
    Researchers who study distracted driving have long asserted that talking on a cell phone can be as dangerous as texting when you’re behind the wheel. However, many states, like Florida, continue to allow cell phone use by drivers, so…
  • Nov 2

    Uspenskaya v. Meline – Collateral Source Rule in Florida Injury Case

    Uspenskaya v. Meline – Collateral Source Rule in Florida Injury Case
    Florida’s collateral source rule prohibits defendants in personal injury cases from benefiting when plaintiffs receive payments for things like medical bills or lost wages through collateral sources, such as health insurance or…
  • Oct 29

    “Terrible” Florida Car Accident Claims Woman’s Husband, Baby and Memory

    “Terrible” Florida Car Accident Claims Woman’s Husband, Baby and Memory
    After a horrific crash in Altamonte Springs that claimed the life of her husband and 1-year-old son, it’s been reported that a 27-year-old woman has no memory of either the crash – or her family.  That might on the surface…
Rank this Week: 233

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Focuses on immigration issues decided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals or within the Third Circuit.

http://3dcir.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 236

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jun 27

    Cross-Selling Other Lawyers in Your Firm

    Cross-Selling Other Lawyers in Your Firm
    At my previous firm I was on the Marketing Committee. We went through a phase where we talked about cross-selling by our partners of other partners in different specialties. The buzzword for this back then was "synergy." We…
  • Jun 27

    Great Slackoisie Moments in American Film: Ben Younger's Boiler Room.

    Great Slackoisie Moments in American Film: Ben Younger's Boiler Room.
    Jim Young [Ben Affleck]: You want vacation time? Go teach third grade, public school. --Boiler Room, written and directed by Ben Younger...
Rank this Week: 243

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
Rank this Week: 250

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jun 28

    Case Study: 60% MSA Savings From CMS Re-Review Proce

    Case Study: 60% MSA Savings From CMS Re-Review Proce
    While the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) review process remains voluntary, it is an excellent tool to provide certainty in your settlements.  The major downfall of the process is the lack of a formal appeal from…
  • Jun 27

    Leverage Pharmacy Controls to Reduce Opioid Spending 13.4%

    Leverage Pharmacy Controls to Reduce Opioid Spending 13.4%
    The workers’ compensation industry has been a leader in addressing the national opioid epidemic. Nevertheless, medical providers continue to prescribe these drugs for chronic pain, despite research and recommendations that caution…
  • Jun 26

    9 Questions to Ask Injured Workers’ Treating Physician

    9 Questions to Ask Injured Workers’ Treating Physician
    Leaving no stone unturned is critical to managing your workers’ compensation costs. With the number of steps from injury to resolution; the number or people involved from physicians to adjusters; and the number of possible outcomes from…
Rank this Week: 240

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 254

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 256

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 258

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Trumpcare: Everything That Is Despicable About The GOP In One Bill

    Trumpcare: Everything That Is Despicable About The GOP In One Bill
    This is the final, febrile end-stage of the prion disease that has afflicted the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in 1981. -- Charles PierceThe Senate's health care bill, cobbled together in secrecy by a few…
  • Jun 23

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition
    Yes, the Democrats just lost two special elections for House seats -- in Georgia and South Carolina.  Together with earlier losses in Montana and Kansas, the Dems are 0-4.  (Actually, the Democrats did win a…
  • Jun 16

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency
    As we brace for the next revelation to contribute to Trump's "downward spiral," as Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn) put it, let's not lose sight of the unmitigated and long-lasting damage the malevolent orange shit-gibbon…
Rank this Week: 259

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jun 27

    IRS Crime Chief Stepping Down

    IRS Crime Chief Stepping Down
    After serving for more than five years, the head of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI), Chief Richard Weber, is stepping down. Weber announced his departure this month, saying, "It's time." He…
  • Jun 26

    IRS Private Debt Collectors Accused Of Pressuring Taxpayers, Breaking The Law

    IRS Private Debt Collectors Accused Of Pressuring Taxpayers, Breaking The Law
    In response to complaints about how private debt collectors are handling taxpayer accounts, four Senators have sent a letter Pioneer Credit Recovery, one of the companies which has a debt collection contract with the Internal Revenue Service…
  • Jun 25

    Millennials Most Likely To Fall Victim To Tax & Financial Scam

    Millennials Most Likely To Fall Victim To Tax & Financial Scam
    A survey suggests that millennials are more likely to fall for financial scams, including tax scams, than older generations.
Rank this Week: 245

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 25

    “Real misery is being caused to no good purpose”

    “Real misery is being caused to no good purpose”
    DA & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2017) EWHC 1446 (Admin) This was the judicial review of the ‘reduced’ benefit cap – £20,000 pa  outside London,…
  • Jun 25

    Job Ad – Leed

    Job Ad – Leed
    Minton Morril Solicitors Housing Solicitor: Solicitor, with expertise in housing law, to conduct a mixed caseload of Legal Aid and privately funded work, able to satisfy legal aid supervisor requirements. Caseload includes representing…
  • Jun 24

    Bedrooms, river beds and more

    Bedrooms, river beds and more
    A few things… In case you didn’t see it through email or social media, I wrote a long piece about social housing in the aftermath of Grenfell Tower, which is on a separate page at that link. In Scotland, the Inner House of the…
Rank this Week: 260

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 248

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jun 24

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one
    You just lost a loved one… now what? As a probate attorney for over 20 years I have dealt with well over 1,000 deaths at work. I have also dealt with the deaths of several family members and close friends. It’s a part of…
  • Apr 26

    Bad deed

    Bad deed
    I have had multiple cases recently where title companies have refused to honor deeds recorded around the time of death. That is, the person just before death signed a deed to transfer the property to another. In each case the facts are…
  • Mar 13

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake
    On March 11, 2016 I got the call of a lifetime… and I do not mean that in a good way. I got the call from the police, in Logan, Utah, that my mother had been shot to death by her husband. This is not a post about domestic abuse, gun…
Rank this Week: 246

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jun 22

    DON’T SELECT OBSCURE ANSWER CHOICES

    DON’T SELECT OBSCURE ANSWER CHOICES
    DON’T SELECT OBSCURE ANSWER CHOICES 50 Years, 100 Bar Exams: Our Exclusive, Expert Tips Roger Meslar, BARBRI Sr. Director of MBE Testing and Assessments The purpose of the MBE is to test your substantive knowledge and legal reasoning…
  • Jun 21

    #Barpreplife: Don’t Give Up What You Love

    #Barpreplife: Don’t Give Up What You Love
    #BarPrepLife Don’t Give Up What You Love GUEST BLOG Lauren Rose, Graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy Going to the gym, a workout class, a yoga class, or going for a walk really does make you feel better as it  allows your…
  • Jun 20

    SUBMIT PRACTICE ESSAYS TO DEVELOP SKILLS

    SUBMIT PRACTICE ESSAYS TO DEVELOP SKILLS
    SUBMIT PRACTICE ESSAYSTO DEVELOP SKILLS 50 Years, 100 Bar Exams: Our Exclusive U.S. Bar Exam Tips By Steve Levin, BARBRI Director of Essay Testing Essay writing for a U.S. Bar Exam is an acquired skill you must strengthen during…
Rank this Week: 255

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Pointing to the Empty Chair | Maryland High Court Malpractice Opinion

    Pointing to the Empty Chair | Maryland High Court Malpractice Opinion
    New Maryland appellate opinion that hurts malpractice victims because it allows defendants to easily point to other healthcare providers as the real cause of plaintiff's injuries.
  • Jun 9

    How Much Can You Sue for in a Wrongful Death in Maryland Lawsuit?

    How Much Can You Sue for in a Wrongful Death in Maryland Lawsuit?
    If you are considering bringing a wrongful death lawsuit, one question may have is what is the most you can sue for in a wrongful death case? The better question is how much money can a jury award you.  Because in a wrongful death case…
  • Jun 7

    How Much Money Should I Ask for My Car Accident Settlement?

    How Much Money Should I Ask for My Car Accident Settlement?
    The question of how much money to ask for in a car accident settlement hinges on whether you are a personal injury lawyer, whether you are willing to file a lawsuit, and the size of your claim.   At our law firm, all roads lead to…
Rank this Week: 257

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear
    Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who holds season tickets with the Chicago Bears only so he can attend the Bears-Packers game. Season-ticket holders earn points allowing them to purchase "experiences," including going onto the field…
  • May 25

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law
    Last week, DePaul Law Review released its Volume 66 edition, which includes three articles from its 2016 symposium on fantasy sports and the law.(1) I wrote the lead article, entitled  "From 'Too Small to Notice' to 'Too Big to Fail' -…
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
Rank this Week: 242

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • May 31

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law
    In 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino left 14 people dead. The shooter used assault rifles to kill his victims. This horrific event led to a crackdown on weapons in California. However, now that new gun laws have taken effect, gun…
  • May 31

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law
    In 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino left 14 people dead. The shooter used assault rifles to kill his victims. This horrific event led to a crackdown on weapons in California. However, now that new gun laws have taken effect, gun…
  • May 10

    Using a Fake ID Can Lead to Your Arrest – CVC 14610

    Using a Fake ID Can Lead to Your Arrest – CVC 14610
    You might not think lying about who you are is a big deal, but you can get into trouble if you falsely identify yourself. Lying to a police officer or using a fake ID could get you arrested.
Rank this Week: 247

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • May 15

    Small Progress Against Implicit Corruption in Harris County Court

    Small Progress Against Implicit Corruption in Harris County Court
    I took Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg to task here for not stepping aside from the decision whether to retry David Temple for the murder of his wife. I saw it as a disappointing example of implicit corruption in the Harris…
  • Apr 27

    Meet the ACLU’s Free-Speech Trojan Horse

    Meet the ACLU’s Free-Speech Trojan Horse
    “I’m what you’d call a true believer in the First Amendment,” Rowland announced. “It’s foundational. I’ve criticized the staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology…
  • Apr 9

    Theory: Direct or Indirect Criminal Trial Advocacy

    Theory: Direct or Indirect Criminal Trial Advocacy
    In hypnosis, there are two basic styles of inducing trance: the direct, or “authoritarian” style, and the indirect, or “Ericksonian” (named after Milton Erickson) style. The direct: “Close your eyes.” The…
Rank this Week: 238

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Apr 7

    It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer

    It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer
    The lawyers in Baker v. Bowden, 2017 NCBC 30, decided this week by Judge Robinson, were negotiating a settlement agreement by email.  The Plaintiff thought that it had a deal.  When the Defendant balked, the Plaintiff moved the…
  • Mar 28

    First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad

    First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad
    Business Court Judges don't have to issue written Opinions in cases granting Preliminary Injunctions.  (G.S. § 7A-45.3 limits the obligation to issue a written Opinion to rulings rendered per NCRCP 12, 56, 59, and 60).  But…
  • Mar 15

    NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?

    NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?
    If I asked you if you were familiar with Rule 13(f) of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, I'm betting that you would respond with a glassy stare and a slack jaw.  That Rule deals with a counterclaim that you should have made in your…
Rank this Week: 241

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 253

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 252

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 244

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 249

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning…

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Julie Garber.

http://wills.about.com/
  • May 31

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog
    Listen up Wills & Estate Planning Blog readers - my blog has moved to a new location with a new name: Common Sense Estate Planning Blog. My About.com blogs aren't going away, they're just being transitioned into articles that will still…
  • May 27

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?
    For certain beneficiaries of an estate or trust (you know who you are), the first question they want answered is when they can expect to receive their inheritance - cash is preferred, but a check will do just fine, thank you. What these…
  • May 21

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?
    One of my roles as a former estate planning attorney and current trust officer for a private bank is to insure that my clients' estate plans meet their ever-changing estate planning goals. One question that private bank clients bring up on a…
Rank this Week: 239

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 251

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 268

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: 272

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 28

    Outgoing ManorCare CEO Demanding $100 Million Exit Package

    Outgoing ManorCare CEO Demanding $100 Million Exit Package
    A New York Post exclusive article reveals that ManorCare CEO Paul Ormond is demanding to be paid the large bonus he was promised when he agreed to a restructuring of the company in 2007. Ormond is demanding $100 million from the Carlyle…
  • Jun 27

    80 Organizations Send Letter to Congress to Oppose H.R. 1215

    80 Organizations Send Letter to Congress to Oppose H.R. 1215
    The Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School shared a strongly worded letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaking out against H.R. 1215. The letter, written on behalf of 80 major…
  • Jun 26

    You Are on the Verge of Losing Major Legal Rights – PLEASE ACT NOW

    You Are on the Verge of Losing Major Legal Rights – PLEASE ACT NOW
    After a couple of false starts, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act is going to the House floor this week.  This massive medical malpractice bill also applies to nursing home and drug and device cases.  The bill caps…
Rank this Week: 261

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jun 28

    Pilot Program in the Northern District of Illinois Changes Pleading and Discovery Timing

    Pilot Program in the Northern District of Illinois Changes Pleading and Discovery Timing
    The Northern District of Illinois launched a mandatory pilot program last month that requires parties to engage in a series of mandatory discovery requests and disclosures. The FJC reports that this will help them study "whether…
  • Jun 27

    FJC Publication on Int'l Human Rights Litigation

    FJC Publication on Int'l Human Rights Litigation
    The US Federal Judicial Center recently published International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges. This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims,…
  • Jun 27

    Final Day of Opinions at SCOTUS: Lots of Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Issue

    Final Day of Opinions at SCOTUS: Lots of Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Issue
    On the last day of opinions for the October 2016 Term, the Court handed down decisions involving a range of civil procedure and federal courts issues: In California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., the Court held…
Rank this Week: 282

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    US v. Perez-Silvan, No. 16-10177…

    US v. Perez-Silvan, No. 16-10177 (6-28-17)(O'Scannlain w/Christensen; Owens concurring). The 9th affirmed a +16 enhancement for a Tennessee conviction for agg assault. The 9th goes through the Tennessee statute and the mens rea required for…
  • Jun 26

    US v. Strickland, No. 14-30168…

    US v. Strickland, No. 14-30168 (6-26-17)(Kozinski w/Fisher & Watford). This is another "categorical" decision.  The 9th holds that a conviction for third degree robbery under Oregon law is not a violent felony for ACCA purposes.In…
  • Jun 25

    Case o' The Week: First Impression, Depression - Cervantes and Cali "Mandatory Supervision" Searche

    Case o' The Week: First Impression, Depression - Cervantes and Cali "Mandatory Supervision" Searche
      Jaywalk, stopped, searched, hotel room key found -- then room secretly searched without a warrant or reasonable suspicion of crime.   Jaywalking is dangerous.United States v. Steven Cervantes, 2017 WL 2622776 (9thCir.…
Rank this Week: 278

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jun 28

    European authorities fine Google for search tactic

    European authorities fine Google for search tactic
    This week the European Commission (EC) announced that it is fining Google $2.7 billion for anti-competitive tactics in the company’s iconic search product. In this post I’ll unpack what’s going on here. I have some…
  • Jun 21

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing a requirement that every car should broadcast a cleartext message specifying its exact position, speed, and heading ten times per second. In comments filed in April,…
  • Jun 19

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security
    The 2016 election was one of the most eventful in U.S. history. We will be debating its consequences for a long time. For those of us who pay attention to the security and reliability of elections, the 2016 election teaches some important…
Rank this Week: 286

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 263

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    How Will Federal Legal and Regulatory Changes Impact Connecticut Employers?

    How Will Federal Legal and Regulatory Changes Impact Connecticut Employers?
    For the last six years, you haven’t seen much on this blog about changes to federal employment laws because, well, there just weren’t any.  What we DID see, however, were changes to regulations and enforcement orders. Nearly…
  • Jun 26

    The Dialogue: Sex Harassment in the Workplace — Still an Issue, but How Much?

    The Dialogue: Sex Harassment in the Workplace — Still an Issue, but How Much?
    The Dialogue, a online conversation between yours truly and a prominent employee-side attorney, Nina Pirrotti, returns today with another installment — this time tackling the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace.   For…
  • Jun 15

    Recommendations for Uber Are Roadmap for All?

    Recommendations for Uber Are Roadmap for All?
    If you had a million dollars (or more) to investigate your culture, what would you find out? (Music fans may appreciate the classic “If I Had a Million Dollars” song from the Barenaked Ladies. You’re welcome.) Well, Uber…
Rank this Week: 267

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Things you need to know: Eureka!, secrets, incivility, and  gelotophobia

    Things you need to know: Eureka!, secrets, incivility, and  gelotophobia
    Here’s another combination post to make sure you stay informed about the many things we come across as we seek out interesting blog posts. And we will get to it, but no. Gelotophobia is not a fear of gelatin. Aha! Sudden insights or…
  • Jun 26

    Guilt by association: One way that eyewitness testimonies go  wrong

    Guilt by association: One way that eyewitness testimonies go  wrong
    We’ve written about eyewitnesses and problems with accuracy here often. Today we have an article that tells us 242 people were wrongly identified by eyewitness testimony and served years in prison prior to being exonerated by DNA…
  • Jun 23

    Know Your Jurors: Intermarriage in the US 50 years  after Loving v. Virginia

    Know Your Jurors: Intermarriage in the US 50 years  after Loving v. Virginia
    Recently we saw the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967) which ruled marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the US. In honor of this milestone, Pew Research Center has released a series of articles…
Rank this Week: 291

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    Is A Racial Or Ethnic Group A “Person”?

    Is A Racial Or Ethnic Group A “Person”?
    Yesterday’s post concerned the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017) that the “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 27

    Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name

    Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name
    In Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court found the “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  The “disparagement…
  • Jun 26

    The Taxpayer Transparency And Fairness Act Is Anything But

    The Taxpayer Transparency And Fairness Act Is Anything But
    Recently, I wrote about the stealth with which the California legislature enacted AB 102, which it ironically named the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017.  Having been birthed in opacity, AB 102 will operate with even less…
Rank this Week: 262