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Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Sep 27

    Report Released on Top 10 Patient Safety Strategie

    Report Released on Top 10 Patient Safety Strategie
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a report earlier this year that details the top ten patient safety strategies that could be immediately implemented by healthcare providers. If every hospital were to enact these…
  • Sep 24

    CMS Reverses Decision to Stop Publicly Reporting Medical Error

    CMS Reverses Decision to Stop Publicly Reporting Medical Error
    Medical errors are made every day. We, as members of the public, rely on government agencies to provide us with information about what sort of errors are happening, where they are happening, and under what conditions they happen. There is no…
  • Sep 20

    FDA Panel Wants to Limit Testosterone Drug

    FDA Panel Wants to Limit Testosterone Drug
    Anyone who watches television has seen the commercials advertising prescription drugs designed for men suffering from “low T,” or low testosterone. The picture these commercials paint is that any of the discomforts of aging can be…
Rank this Week: 239

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 26

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    PUBLIC LAW SOLICITORS are looking for a lawyer or paralegal for maternity cover starting in December 2014. We are a firm specialising in Public Law, Community Care and Human Rights work. We are based in Birmingham and have a national…
  • Sep 23

    The way we live now.

    The way we live now.
    This is not exactly a housing law post, though the operation of housing law runs through it at an angle. It is more of a snapshot of the present reality of social and private housing, at least in London, traced through the history of a…
  • Sep 22

    Technical hitch for Internet Explorer user

    Technical hitch for Internet Explorer user
    Sorry to anyone already affected by this, but it appears that trying to print from this site in Internet Explorer to a laser printer causes the printer to crash or reboot – and not print. I have absolutely no idea what is causing this.…
Rank this Week: 225

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 231

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Sep 23

    Dinesh D'Souza's Sentence Isn't Remarkable

    Dinesh D'Souza's Sentence Isn't Remarkable
    Recently I wrote about political pundit Dinesh D'Souza's selective prosecution claim and about the support for him at sentencing. Today a federal judge sentenced him to five years probation, eight months of that in a community confinement…
  • Sep 21

    Texas Court Makes Upskirts Mandatory, Outlaws Kittens, Hates Your Mother

    Texas Court Makes Upskirts Mandatory, Outlaws Kittens, Hates Your Mother
    Surely you've heard about this. A Texas court — full of old men, reeking of misogyny — has ruled that taking upskirt photos of unwilling women is free speech protected by the First Amendment! How ridiculous! How despicable! I…
  • Sep 20

    American Spectator Surrenders To Vexatious Litigant and Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin

    American Spectator Surrenders To Vexatious Litigant and Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin
    Last year I wrote about how vexatious litigant and unrepentant domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin filed a blatantly frivolous RICO suit in federal court in Maryland seeking to silence and retaliate against those who had criticized him. Now…
Rank this Week: 232

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 240

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Customer Brings Suit Against Walgreens for Slip and Fall From Bad Lighting

    Customer Brings Suit Against Walgreens for Slip and Fall From Bad Lighting
    Your local drugstore or pharmacy is more likely than not often busy. That is because these establishments are venues that provide vital needs of all sorts for the majority of people. Chances are that you have visited a drugstore establishment…
  • Sep 17

    Attention Brought to Choking Hazard Posed by Bean Bag Chairs in Light of Recent Death

    Attention Brought to Choking Hazard Posed by Bean Bag Chairs in Light of Recent Death
    There are all sorts of fun and entertaining products made specifically for children. However, when products made for children are dangerous and defective and pose a risk for injury or death, that fun is quickly diminished and replaced with…
  • Sep 12

    Risks of Burns from Hewlett-Packard Power Cords Prompts Recall

    Risks of Burns from Hewlett-Packard Power Cords Prompts Recall
    Whether for work, studying, or leisure, most of us use a computer on a daily basis. Computers are everywhere in our lives: in our offices, in our cars on the dashboard and GPS system, and in our phones. In this modern day, computers have…
Rank this Week: 233

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
  • Sep 5

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award
    Compliance Professional Awarded $3000,000 by SEC Whistleblower Came to SEC After Reporting Fraud Internally and Company Failed to Take Action On August 29, 2014, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of more…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
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Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 10

    The JAC Bills: From Representative to Deliberative Democracy?

    The JAC Bills: From Representative to Deliberative Democracy?
    In a recent op-ed in the Mint, I lament the lack of public consultation in Indian law and policy making. I argue that its high time we moved from representative to deliberative democracy. I note the existence of a cabinet resolution calling…
  • Sep 8

    The Scottish Referendum on Independence

    The Scottish Referendum on Independence
    Indian media has so far maintained a surprising silence over a remarkable event unfolding in the United Kingdom, one that any country facing secession demands should be watching very intently.Scottish voters go to polls in less than two weeks…
  • Sep 5

    Former Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati -- A Junior's Tribute

    Former Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati -- A Junior's Tribute
    Goolam E. Vahanvati does not just pass away. He stays with you.A mentor refers to an experienced and trusted adviser. For the last four years, he has done a lot more than mentor me. He treated me, and everyone else is in his chamber, like…
Rank this Week: 218

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
Rank this Week: 236

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 235

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 217

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
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Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
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IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 1

    Mountain Guide in Japan Recounts Beautiful Climb, Interrupted by a Deadly Cloud of Smoke - WSJ

    Mountain Guide in Japan Recounts Beautiful Climb, Interrupted by a Deadly Cloud of Smoke - WSJ
    TOKYO—It was a clear autumn Saturday, the perfect time for the legions of Japanese hikers who enjoy mountain climbing. Mountain guide Shigeki Tamura was among the hundreds of climbers on 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) Mount Ontake that day.…
  • Oct 1

    Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory - WSJ

    Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory - WSJ
    U.S. stocks tumbled Wednesday to their lowest levels since mid-August, as investors retreated from riskier corners of the market amid worries about the pace of global growth. via online.wsj.com And Ebola in Texas.
  • Oct 1

    In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient - NYTimes.com

    In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient - NYTimes.com
    DALLAS — Health officials in Dallas are monitoring at least five schoolchildren in North Texas who came into contact with a man found to have Ebola virus, after he became sick and infectious. The authorities also said that an early...
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Oct 1

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
  • Oct 1

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last
    This just in. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed 8-1 the lower appellate court ruling vacating Tom DeLay's money laundering conviction. Why was the conviction vacated? DeLay's actions, even if proven, did not constitute the…
  • Sep 28

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit
    Former Wellcare executives, who were convicted, have filed their briefs in the 11th Circuit and a stron amici brief is accompanying them. One of the key issues comes from an 11th Circuit case United States v. Whiteside, where the court...
Rank this Week: 264

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

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

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Oct 1

    Julie Fernandes, ’94: Building a Career from One Interesting Job to the Next

    Julie Fernandes, ’94: Building a Career from One Interesting Job to the Next
    Not long after she graduated from the College at the University of Chicago in 1987, Julie Fernandes, ’94, met an influential mentor, the Chicago civil rights leader Al Raby, who gave her some life-shaping advice: “He told me,…
  • Sep 30

    Sharon Zezima, ’89: Relishing Doing on “M&A Work on Steroids”

    Sharon Zezima, ’89: Relishing Doing on “M&A Work on Steroids”
    Earlier this year, Sharon Zezima, ’89, led the legal team for the initial public stock offering (IPO) of GoPro, Inc., the high-flying San Mateo, California–based company that she joined last September as General Counsel and…
  • Sep 29

    Roger E. Reynolds, '61, 1936-2014

    Roger E. Reynolds, '61, 1936-2014
    Original source:  http://www.pims.ca/academics/news-and-announcements/post/roger-e-reynold... It is with sadness that the Council of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies reports the passing…
Rank this Week: 267

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 245

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Woodstock, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Woodstock, Illinoi
    There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Tuesday evening (September 30, 2014) in Woodstock, Illinois. According to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, this motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist was heading south on Doty…
  • Sep 30

    Motorcycle Accident In Murphysboro, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident In Murphysboro, Illinoi
    There was an Illinois motorcycle crash on Monday (September 29, 2014) in Murphysboro, Illinois. This motorcycle accident happened on Highway 127 and Ava Road, and involved a collision between a motorcycle and car. According to an initial…
  • Sep 28

    Fatal Elgin Motorcycle Crash

    Fatal Elgin Motorcycle Crash
    There was a Illinois fatal motorcycle crash in Elgin, Illinois on Saturday evening, September 27, 2014. This motorcycle crash involved the motorcycle colliding with a SUV at approximately 7:20 p.m.  The accident happened at Bowles and…
Rank this Week: 287

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
    Keeping up with the Kardashians stars Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner are finally putting their marriage to bed. Kris Jenner filed her Petition for Dissolution of Marriage this month, citing a date of separation of June 1, 2013. Kris and…
  • Sep 29

    Divorce for Amber Rose

    Divorce for Amber Rose
    Amber Rose has filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, E! News confirms. The pair wed on July 8, 2013 and have one son together, one-year-old Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz, whom they welcomed on February 21, 2013. According to the…
  • Sep 26

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing
    When Mother filed for divorce from Father, the parties' daughter was living with Mother, and the parties' son was living with Father. Both parties sought custody of their son. During trial, Mother's witness was her son's guidance counselor,…
Rank this Week: 247

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Oct 1

    Stacked deck

    Stacked deck
    The Coast Guard has an interesting opinion in United States v. Sullivan, on a members panel stacking. A military accused does not have the same “jury” right as a civilian accused, but he does have the right to a panel (jury) that…
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
Rank this Week: 284

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Oct 1

    The Five Pathways in Action

    The Five Pathways in Action
    In this post, which follows our earlier discussion of legal strategy, we’ll offer examples of companies situated within each of...
  • Sep 29

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story
    This American Life has a banking supervision story (!) that turns on secret recordings made by a former employee of...
  • Sep 26

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!
    UConn's James Kwak has joined Medium's Bull Market, a collection of interesting business writers doing long and semi-long form work....
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel
    Dale CarpenterThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.From Congress to state houses, many legislators opposing same-sex marriage have acted based on what they openly claimed were simple matters of right and…
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt
    Bill AraizaThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.First, let me thank Susannah for organizing this online symposium, on a topic that is becoming more and more central to the Court’s approach to equal…
  • Sep 30

    The Revolt Against Leiter

    The Revolt Against Leiter
    Brian Leiter, in his own words:I am the editor of the PGR; I am also one of the leading Nietzsche scholars in the world, a law professor, a New Yorker with limited toleration for the fools our profession breeds, a leading figure in legal…
Rank this Week: 249

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 258

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Opt In or Opt Out or Both? Collective and Class Actions in Wage & Hour Case

    Opt In or Opt Out or Both? Collective and Class Actions in Wage & Hour Case
    A limo driver believes that he should be paid overtime.  He brings a lawsuit on both state and federal wage & hour laws.  But he believes that other similarly situated drivers should also be part of his lawsuit. How does that…
  • Sep 29

    Are You a Joint Employer? It May Depend on the Court’s Test

    Are You a Joint Employer? It May Depend on the Court’s Test
    Can an employee work for more than one employer at the same time? Under a theory of law called “joint employment”, the answer is yes. But how do you make that determination? Suppose a private bus company provides services all…
  • Sep 26

    Julia Roberts Would Not Be Impressed: Mystic Pizza Cited for Wage/Hour Violation

    Julia Roberts Would Not Be Impressed: Mystic Pizza Cited for Wage/Hour Violation
    Oh, Mystic Pizza! In Connecticut, we all know that Mystic Pizza isn’t the best pizza in the state.  (I’m not even going to get into the argument about Pepe’s, Sally’s, or Modern in New Haven.)  One of my…
Rank this Week: 261

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Oct 1

    No small peanuts: Food exec guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak

    No small peanuts: Food exec guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak
    Last month a jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company executive of conspiracy and fraud charges in a case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak between 2007 and 2009.  As a result of the outbreak, 9 people died and more…
  • Sep 30

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?
    Princess born with cryokinetic powers, locked away from the outside world for years, unleashes a deep freeze on the community when she is unveiled as queen.  If you thought this was the CliffsNotes plot summary of…
  • Sep 29

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have documented the controversial saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and its battle against the manufacturers of desktop magnets.  The…
Rank this Week: 244

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    Citizens Property Insurance Approves July 1, 2015 End to Surcharge

    Citizens Property Insurance Approves July 1, 2015 End to Surcharge
    Almost two months ago I wrote a blog about the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s announcement it was issuing orders for insurance companies to end a 1.3 percent “emergency assessment” for the state-run Florida…
  • Sep 30

    Limitations on Discovery: Going Behind the Face of an Appraisal Award

    Limitations on Discovery: Going Behind the Face of an Appraisal Award
    Disputed insurance claims are often resolved in the appraisal process. The process is generally less time consuming and less expensive than full blown litigation and, if done properly, can resolve the majority of discrepancies between the…
  • Sep 29

    The Information In Your Insurance Application Is Extremely Important

    The Information In Your Insurance Application Is Extremely Important
    The information in an application for insurance is extremely important; it contains information which the insurance company uses to determine if it will extend coverage, what type and how much coverage, and is used to determine the level of…
Rank this Week: 256

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 254

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 1

    The Law Firm Purge Has Begun

    The Law Firm Purge Has Begun
    BTI’s just completed research[1] with over 300 General Counsel finds two trends driving how the litigation market will unfold in 2015: Bet-the-company matters have dropped by 50%. Aggressive settlement strategies and heightened focus on…
  • Sep 30

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year
    Who made the cut for the best legal departments of the year for 2014? The Recorder’s tally lists some prominent companies – did your legal department make the list? “The Recorder has named Gilead Sciences and Palo Alto…
  • Sep 26

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller
    The next time you are asked to field calls, emails, texts, online chats, video chats, faxes and electronic meeting requests all at the same time, remind your colleagues that your brain will continue shrinking as a result: “If you are…
Rank this Week: 253

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Sep 30

    The essentials of a trial outline and idea book.

    The essentials of a trial outline and idea book.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 29

    Documents and links for my clients.

    Documents and links for my clients.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 25

    Unarmed victim of police shooting displayed top character throughout.

    Unarmed victim of police shooting displayed top character throughout.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
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WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Sep 30

    OSHA releases FY 2014 must frequently cited workplace safety standard

    OSHA releases FY 2014 must frequently cited workplace safety standard
    Fall protection tops the list of the most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2014, followed by hazard communication and scaffolding, according to preliminary figures from the Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Sep 30

    Cluster-headache-suffering employee could use intermittent leave to get around overtime requirement

    Cluster-headache-suffering employee could use intermittent leave to get around overtime requirement
    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. A DOT employee who was denied and/or discouraged from requesting intermittent leave to cover his mandatory overtime hours in order to prevent “cluster headaches,” which his doctor stated were precipitated…
  • Sep 30

    Requiring advance notice before employee seeks medical treatment unlawful

    Requiring advance notice before employee seeks medical treatment unlawful
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. FedEx’s policy requiring that employees notify the company before seeking medical treatment for workplace injuries violated the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) as a matter of law, ruled a federal…
Rank this Week: 282

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
  • Sep 26

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?
    The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here. They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows: Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal…
Rank this Week: 273

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Sep 30

    Webinar Addresses the CFPB’s Jurisdiction & Authority

    Webinar Addresses the CFPB’s Jurisdiction & Authority
    What are the boundaries of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authority? How might those boundaries continue to expand in the future? Are there ways that the CFPB can take action against a company even if it does not have true…
  • Sep 15

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve
    The Federal Reserve is expected to require the biggest U.S. banks to increase reserves in an effort to prevent the possibility of another financial crisis. Federal Reserve Governor Daniel K. Tarullo is scheduled to testify before the U.S.…
  • Sep 8

    J.P. Morgan’s $4.6 Billion in Legal Reserve

    J.P. Morgan’s $4.6 Billion in Legal Reserve
    In a regulatory filing filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and released on Monday, August 4, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. announced that it has $4.6 billion in legal reserves. Believe it or not, this massive number is…
Rank this Week: 283

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Sep 30

    COA holds that Michigan's SBT is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy

    COA holds that Michigan's SBT is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy
    The Court of Appeals considered an issue of first impression in Henderson v. Michigan Department of Treasury, No. 312859, and held that Michigan’s Single Business Tax (SBT) is an excise tax not subject to discharge in bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    COA affirms MPSC order denying biomass-plant eligbility to recover NOx emissions cost

    COA affirms MPSC order denying biomass-plant eligbility to recover NOx emissions cost
    In the consolidated case In Re Consumers Energy Co., No. 305066, the Court of Appeals reconsidered and reaffirmed the Michigan Public Service Commission’s order denying a biomass plant’s eligibility to collect mono-nitrogen oxide…
  • Sep 29

    Court of Appeals to reconsider appeal of trial court's order denying motion to vacate plea

    Court of Appeals to reconsider appeal of trial court's order denying motion to vacate plea
    In People v. Reid, No. 148678, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded as on leave granted.  The Court of Appeals was directed to consider defendant’s appeal of the district court’s denial of his motion to rescind, revoke, or…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Sep 29

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion
    The New York Times editorial: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts: Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by...
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
Rank this Week: 257

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 278

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
  • Sep 18

    An Interesting Thought About Resume

    An Interesting Thought About Resume
    The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.) We take grief frequently for…
Rank this Week: 255

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. pays $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit involving a pattern-or-practice of racial discrimination. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). …
  • Aug 31

    Discrimination In Public Accommodation

    Discrimination In Public Accommodation
    So you are visiting a public place and a worker at the business is discriminating against you. What if anything can you do? Well under the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"), you have legal protection from discrimination in a public…
  • Aug 20

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Lee's Food Corp., doing business as Food Rite Community Super­market pays $10,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") after initial…
Rank this Week: 272

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Sep 27

    Rive Gauche: A little bit of Lord Chancellor Grayling…and why not, indeed?

    Rive Gauche: A little bit of Lord Chancellor Grayling…and why not, indeed?
    The Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, continue to amaze, but not amuse, the legal profession and others… Justice Secretary Grayling tells Scots MPs: Get off my lawn Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, warns of a “travesty of…
  • Sep 26

    Back to blogging and podcasting

    Back to blogging and podcasting
    Just a quick note to say…back to blogging and podcasting this weekend. In the meantime…apropos of nothing in particular, I feel that I need yellow frames for my reading glasses to add more colour. I shall go and startle some…
  • Sep 21

    Rive Gauche: Talk like a Pirate day…

    Rive Gauche: Talk like a Pirate day…
    Some may take the view that the gentlemen pictured below are pirates.  In the famous words of another ‘politico’ from fiction:  ”You may think that.  I couldn’t possibly comment” Read And……
Rank this Week: 285

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Ride Sharing Companies in Trouble for Safety Violation

    Ride Sharing Companies in Trouble for Safety Violation
    Los Angeles Times Building, downtown Los Angeles (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Catching a cab can be challenging, costly, and sometimes an all-around bad experience if the driver is rude. For years, that was our only option. Getting a lift in a…
  • Sep 26

    Ride Sharing Companies in Trouble for Safety Violation

    Ride Sharing Companies in Trouble for Safety Violation
    Los Angeles Times Building, downtown Los Angeles (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Catching a cab can be challenging, costly, and sometimes an all-around bad experience if the driver is rude. For years, that was our only option. Getting a lift in a…
  • Sep 19

    Ontario: Two Killed in Teen Driver Car Crash

    Ontario: Two Killed in Teen Driver Car Crash
    At about 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014, two female passengers were killed in a car crash involving an unlicensed teen driver in Ontario, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling at a high rate of speed near South Grove…
Rank this Week: 241

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On September 24, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On September 24, 2014
    On Wednesday (September 24, 2014) various Lake County, Illinois wrecks and traffic safety hazards happened. Listed below are some of these Lake County, IL wrecks and traffic hazards that happened on September 24, as seen in the Lake…
  • Sep 18

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On September 17, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On September 17, 2014
    On Wednesday (September 17, 2014) various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic hazards were reported. Listed below are some of these Lake County, IL vehicle accidents and traffic hazards that occurred on September 17, as…
  • Sep 11

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On September 10, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On September 10, 2014
    Various Lake County, Illinois car accidents and other types of vehicle accidents happened on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  If you are involved in a such a vehicle accident, you should take steps to maximize your potential to receive…
Rank this Week: 259

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
    In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer…
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
Rank this Week: 289

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Sep 19

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?
    Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the…
  • Sep 5

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police
    In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate…
  • Aug 27

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
    The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute…
Rank this Week: 243