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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    Hello You Must Be Going

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

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

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

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 112

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 603

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

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

    FINRA has Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Hot Water

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

    Expectations v. Reality of Unconstrained Bond

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

    The Complications of Structured Note

    The Complications of Structured Note
    A complicated investment to begin with, structured notes have grown more complex the last few years and are best to be avoided. They commonly claim to limit instability in a down market. A debt instrument whose return hinges on the price…
Rank this Week: 235

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 133

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Secretary of State Records Reveal Driver in Wrong-way Crash Had License Suspended Years Ago

    Secretary of State Records Reveal Driver in Wrong-way Crash Had License Suspended Years Ago
    Earlier this month, a Grand Rapids woman, 36-year-old Crystal Louise Rincones, allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 131 resulting in a head-on collision that seriously injured the driver of the other vehicle, 49-year-old Vickers Charles…
  • Aug 28

    Detroit Man Arraigned on Charge of Murdering Wife, Pleads Not Guilty

    Detroit Man Arraigned on Charge of Murdering Wife, Pleads Not Guilty
    On May 24, 27-year-old Alicia Fox and her two children went missing. Fox’s body was eventually located by relatives in an abandoned home in Detroit, however the children, 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter, and 8-month-ol Kristian Justice, have…
  • Aug 27

    Hartford Man Faces Felony ‘Super-drunk’ Driving Charges After Crashing into Ditch

    Hartford Man Faces Felony ‘Super-drunk’ Driving Charges After Crashing into Ditch
    On Sunday, August 24, 31-year-old Juan Benavidez of Hartford was arrested for driving while under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch, according to news reports at Mlive.com. The accident took place near CR 681 on 72nd…
Rank this Week: 337

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'Hare Airport Leaves 14 Hurt

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

    Put Safety First on Labor Day Weekend

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

    Alcohol Suspected in Illinois Crash

    Alcohol Suspected in Illinois Crash
    Illinois treats drunk driving accidents and collisions caused by other intoxicants very seriously as driving while impaired is against the law in the state. Motorists who operate their vehicle while impaired may be charged with a criminal…
Rank this Week: 489

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Insuring Ferguson: Update/Correction

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

    Cavalcade of Risk #216: Call for submission

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

    Healthcare.gov Security Chief Was Distracted

    Healthcare.gov Security Chief Was Distracted
    It's no secret that the Obamacare website is not only dysfunctional, but also has major security flaws. There may be a good reason for the latter problems. The IT chief of security apparently had his, uh, hands full with other…
Rank this Week: 20

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

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

    Status Update

    Status Update
    What’s not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee’s Facebook “like” approving of another employee’s statements about their employer may constitute “concerted activity”…
  • Aug 27

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Breaking the ice. No one expected that people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads for charity would become the viral phenomenon that it has. One key technical secret to the success of the “ice bucket challenge” may have…
  • Aug 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?
    On August 6, 2014, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued long-awaited draft guidance on the use of social media in financial promotions by regulated financial institutions. But if financial…
Rank this Week: 389

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

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

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

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

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

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

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

    Future Care for Your Special Needs Child

    Future Care for Your Special Needs Child
    Like many of you who may be reading this blog, I have experienced the trauma of having a child diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum. This blog is not limited to those who have children within the Autism Spectrum, as the advice I am providing…
Rank this Week: 556

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

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

    Addicted to Email?

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

    Rejected!

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

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

    Practice Tip 101 -- Remember to Notice Your Video Deposition!
    Surprise surprise surprise!(Boy do I miss Gomer.)Are you required to notice your videotaped deposition in federal court?What if you just "forgot" and you elicited something delicious (one-minute delay in responding to critical question) that…
Rank this Week: 251

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    The show must go on...

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

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

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

    A little holiday reading...

    A little holiday reading...
    Whilst I have been taking a bit of a break this week from blogging on Family Lore, I have still been writing for Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog. My posts there include:Who needs the law anyway? - What would happen without a…
Rank this Week: 599

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

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

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim

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

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint

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

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
Rank this Week: 520

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 29

    The Weight of Some Workers Comp Injurie

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

    Ohio Man Must Pay Back More Than $54K

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

    Dollars and Cents of Frequency And Severity Work Comp Premium Impact

    Dollars and Cents of Frequency And Severity Work Comp Premium Impact
    It is natural for employers to be overly concerned about serious injury losses.  They recognize that the large incurred values will have effect on the experience modification rates set by the state department of insurance.  At the…
Rank this Week: 264

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

Covers motor vehicle accidents, injury law and workers' compensation. By Stark & Stark.

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

    Social Media and Workers' Compensation

    Social Media and Workers' Compensation
    Recent news stories have highlighted  awareness of the dangers of digital data being exposed after breaches of security.  Digital data is not only exposed after breaches in security, such data can be exposed by an individual posting…
  • Aug 26

    Workplace Violence

    Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence can happen anywhere and at anytime. It can involve employees, clients, customers or visitors. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 2 million America workers report being victims of…
  • Aug 22

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation
    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation recognizes claims for specific accidents as well as occupational injury and disease claims.  Psychiatric claims can fall into either category, but have traditionally been very difficult cases to…
Rank this Week: 872

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Aug 29

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

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

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer

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

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

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack
    Two of the state’s largest public sector unions have endorsed SCR-134, a constitutional amendment proposed by New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris/Essex/Passaic) that would give the Legislature the authority to…
Rank this Week: 255

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Can I Record Books For My Students?

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

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

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

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
Rank this Week: 531

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery

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

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable

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

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab…
Rank this Week: 545

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

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

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining

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

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action

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

    Market Basket Hit With ULP Charge

    Market Basket Hit With ULP Charge
    Last week, a Market Basket employee filed unfair labor practice charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that Market Basket violated its employees’ rights to “strike and picket.” …
Rank this Week: 907

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

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

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

    FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussion

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

    FDA warns parents about getting their kids contact lense

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

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

    Should You Consider This? Why I think it's a Mistake to consider OCP for acne treatment
    Just out is a report on JAAD titled:Meta-analysis comparing efficacy of antibiotics versus oral contraceptives in acne vulgarisHere's the abstract, with my concerns below…
Rank this Week: 336

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hear what I had to say on @WCPN about #BanTheBox
    Yesterday, WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas was kind enough to invite me to speak about criminal background checks in employment and the “Ban the Box” movement. Did you miss the live broadcast? 1) shame on you; and 2)…
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 420

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

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

    Infeliz día del abogado

    Infeliz día del abogado
    Esto lo publiqué hace unos buenos años en este viejo blog, pero como el público se renueva, aquí va de nuevo la revelación de por qué los abogados somos infelices.|||El artículo se…
  • Aug 24

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.
    Se fue Estudiantes. Vázquez, a lo guapo.La pregunta es qué pensaría alguien si se hubiera dormido el día de la jura de la Constitución y se despierta veinte años después.Otra pregunta…
  • Aug 12

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión
    Finalmente, en la continuidad de una política de Estado que viene de la década del noventa, Argentina votó su Digesto Jurídico, personaje central hoy de la cartelería y folletería profesional.Obviamos…
Rank this Week: 232

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media
    As our big Labor Day weekend kicks off, it seems appropriate to bring back a “labor” topic, particularly when mixed with one of our favorite topics here: Social Media. Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan returns with a case straight…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race
    After my first year in law school, I clerked for Professor Kimberly Norwood at Washington University in St. Louis Law School during the summer. (If editing a law review article on statute of limitations is your thing, the experience…
  • Aug 26

    Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media Employment Screening

    Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media Employment Screening
    You just finished interviewing a great candidate for a manager-level position at your company.  She looks great on paper and interviewed well. But you’re wondering: What dark secrets about her loom on Facebook? After all, you did…
Rank this Week: 263

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 29

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie
    A few days ago, the SEC adopted new rules for asset-backed issuers governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process. This is the 1st part of the new rules relating to Regulation AB II. The adopting release is sorta not out yet…
  • Aug 28

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial
    Based on a proposal discussed in a recent issue of the Stanford Law Review, this recent Economist article promotes outsourcing corporate boards as a solution to corporate governance failures of the type we have experienced historically. As…
  • Aug 27

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie
    In this American Banker article, Luse Gorman’s John Gorman discusses his concerns about – and opposition to – suggestions made by academics and others that bank directors’ fiduciary duties be broadened in the risk…
Rank this Week: 228

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 282

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 527

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 25

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation
    Photo by Jareeya Arttanuchit I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Aug 29

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?
    Sometimes we read a decision and wonder how the case got to trial.  Cinao v Reers  2013 NY Slip Op 05791 [109 AD3d 781]  September 11, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department is one such case. "Here, the evidence…
  • Aug 28

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice
    Potential clients often ask whether they should settle the underlying case and then sue their present attorney for legal malpractice, or sue before settling.  Aside from the "bird in the hand/bird in the bush" issue, and whether it is…
  • Aug 27

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough
    In an interesting case to buck the "but for" dismissal trend in legal malpractice, Angeles v Aronsky  2013 NY Slip Op 05955 [109 AD3d 720]  September 24, 2013  Appellate Division, First Department points out that when viewed…
Rank this Week: 123

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

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

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80 to 85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are four appeals that were decided in the last week or so. One refusal was reversed.…
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
Rank this Week: 392

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/
  • Aug 29

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day
    I just don’t understand Labor Day.  To be more specific, I don’t understand the holiday’s name.  “Labor” is derived from the Latin word meaning work or toil.  Etymologically speaking, therefore,…
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
Rank this Week: 185

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

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

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?
    Wrong-site surgery by Iowa physicianA 49-year-old-Iowa-licensed physician practicing in the area of orthopedic surgery out of Davenport entered into a settlement agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine. According to the IBM’s press…
  • Aug 28

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?
    If you’re out of a job in Iowa, there are a number of hoops you have to jump through to get unemployment benefits.  If the reason you’re out of work is because you quit your job, you’ll have to concern yourself with an…
  • Aug 27

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?
    Whether in a wrongful death or divorce case, the lawyers are required to provide the Court with proper evidence of the costs associated with raising the children. The information is relevant to things like wrongful death damages or child…
Rank this Week: 343

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 29

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected
    Lawyers have a number of unique professional obligations and responsibilities.  Many of these relate to duties owed by the lawyer to his or her clients or to the courts.  One of the responsibilities of a lawyer in providing help to…
  • Aug 28

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge
    Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will.  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects…
  • Aug 27

    Declarations of Death in Ontario

    Declarations of Death in Ontario
    Yesterday’s Toronto Star reported the sensational story of a Canadian man who was discovered living in Oklahoma with a new identity and a new life. The article reports that Ronald Stan disappeared, at age 32, from Middlesex County,…
Rank this Week: 244

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 29

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of August 29, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell talked about the…
  • Aug 28

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare
    Divorce rituals change from culture to culture and over time. In some areas of Japan, couples write their separation wishes on paper and flush them down the toilet, along with the marriage. In the United States, changes in our belief…
  • Aug 27

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?
    Question:My ex has a children's services case in which it states that she is not allowed to have physical contact with our two children. Originally, we had a shared parenting plan in the divorce, so she's now requesting that her parents…
Rank this Week: 238

WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • Aug 29

    Updated Law Café open

    Updated Law Café open
    James Byard/WUSTL Photos The updated Law Café in Anheuser-Busch Hall has opened for business. The renovated space, which is operated by Bon Appétit Management Co., is the only dining area on campus to feature Salad By Design and…
  • Aug 18

    Former Immigration Agency Chief Counsel defends legality of Obama’s pending enforcement plan

    Former Immigration Agency Chief Counsel defends legality of Obama’s pending enforcement plan
    With the imminent announcement by President Barack Obama of major executive branch action on immigration, indications are that he intends to “go big.” The president’s critics have accused him of overstepping his legal…
  • Aug 15

    Washington University faculty weigh in on Ferguson unrest​​

    Washington University faculty weigh in on Ferguson unrest​​
    As the St. Louis community grapples with recent events in the nearby suburb of Ferguson, Mo., a number of Washington University in St. Louis faculty members are offering their expertise, commentary and insight in hopes of…
Rank this Week: 966

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 28

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    Download Call for Papers here (Friday, September 19th Deadline) for the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. MR
  • Aug 28

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the Family Law Scholars...
  • Aug 5

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce
    From Slate: For years, researchers have observed a correlation between U.S. couples with daughters and their likelihood of divorce, which tends to be somewhat higher than for couples with sons. In both academic circles and in popular culture,…
Rank this Week: 215

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Aug 28

    GMA Announces GRAS Initiative

    GMA Announces GRAS Initiative
    By Ricardo Carvajal – The Grocery Manufacturers Association ("GMA") announced an initiative designed to “improve the process and increase transparency for making Generally Recognized As Safe ("GRAS") determinations of…
  • Aug 27

    340B Orphan Drug Exclusion Saga Continues; Court Says PhRMA Must Start Over

    340B Orphan Drug Exclusion Saga Continues; Court Says PhRMA Must Start Over
    By Alan M. Kirschenbaum – We have reported previously (here and here) on PhRMA’s lawsuit challenging a HRSA regulation implementing the orphan drug exclusion that applies to certain types of covered entities under the 340B Drug Discount…
  • Aug 27

    CDRH Seeks to Clarify UDI Requirement

    CDRH Seeks to Clarify UDI Requirement
    By Jennifer D. Newberger – On August 20, 2014, CDRH issued a guidance document, “Unique Device Identifier System: Frequently Asked Questions, Vol. 1.” The purpose, according to the guidance, is to “provide[] clarification of key…
Rank this Week: 286

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 820

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 28

    Do Call Us, We Won’t Call You

    Do Call Us, We Won’t Call You
    The IRS does not initiate collection activities by phone calls. If you owe money to the IRS, the first notice will always be a letter delivered by the Postal Service. Unfortunately, scammers are continuing to pray on people. The IRS issued…
  • Aug 25

    Remember Those Missing IRS Emails? They Appear to Exist….

    Remember Those Missing IRS Emails? They Appear to Exist….
    “There’s no such thing as Lois Lerner’s missing emails. It’s all been a big lie. They’ve been lying to the courts, to the American people, and to Contgess. It is really outrageous.” That’s Tom Filton,…
  • Aug 24

    Tax Preparers Behaving Badly

    Tax Preparers Behaving Badly
    There’s a common thread among these tax professionals: You’ll be getting a refund. That sounds good until you realize that you really shouldn’t have, and that you will likely get in trouble later. Our first preparer might be…
Rank this Week: 320

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE
    Within two years he lost one of the closest presidential elections in history and then went on to get trounced in the race for governor of California. No politician could come back from two consecutive crushing defeats.  A lucrative…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:V O T E For the past two weeks, many of you have participated in our democracy by mailing in your Absentee Ballots or by going to the polls during Early Voting.  Today is your last chance to exercise your right to…
Rank this Week: 71

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
Rank this Week: 18

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?
    In a new column for Sports Illustrated, I'm pessimistic that Josh Gordon -- suspended for the 2014 season -- would be able to take on and beat the NFL in court.
  • Aug 28

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court
    Dan Wallach noticed and investigated that Donald Sterling failed to file an appeal to the California Supreme Court by Monday's deadline.  I write about the impact of Sterling's inaction in a new piece for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 23

    What we call our team

    What we call our team
    Various broadcasters and sports media outlets supposedly are not going to use the nickname of the Washington NFL team this season, presumably referring to them as "Washington" or "the Washington team."In the mid-'90s, Baltimore got a CFL team…
Rank this Week: 549

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Suing the Korean Government in Court Abroad: The Ashley Madison Saga Begin

    Suing the Korean Government in Court Abroad: The Ashley Madison Saga Begin
    Avid Life Media is suing the Korean Government and the Korea Communications Standards Commission for blocking its Ashley Madison website in Korea in a Canadian Federal Court.  If it intends to... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 27

    Starting a Business in South Korea

    Starting a Business in South Korea
    We wrote many posts on this Korean Law Blog on entering the Korean market.  However, the list is getting so large that many people have requested that we make a list of the posts that we feel... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 26

    Liquidated Damages Clauses Upheld by Korean Court

    Liquidated Damages Clauses Upheld by Korean Court
    When drafting an agreement with a Korean party, it is, generally, advisable in a case when a breach is not easy to quantify (e.g. Damages for violation of IP Rights) to include a liquidated damages... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 972

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 158

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Allergie

    Allergie
    ... are the body's version of McCarthyism.  The immune system can't find enough real enemies, so it invents fake ones and makes everything worse.
  • Aug 28

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence
    Another month almost gone - the last in my favorite three-month stretch of the year (aka the true, as opposed to purely astronomical or even meteorological, summer) - and I have scarcely posted lately.  Thus, for example, I have yet to…
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
Rank this Week: 730

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Aug 28

    Issue in this Case is Whether Estate Venue is Proper

    Issue in this Case is Whether Estate Venue is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this proceeding requires consideration of SCPA 205 (L 1984, ch 128, effective June 21, 1984) which substituted the flexible and waivable concept of venue for the inflexible and non-waivable concept of…
  • Aug 27

    Court Decides if Attorney Fees Should be Granted

    Court Decides if Attorney Fees Should be Granted
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
  • Aug 26

    The Issue in this Case is Whether the Venue is Proper

    The Issue in this Case is Whether the Venue is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this proceeding requires consideration of SCPA 205 (L 1984, ch 128, effective June 21, 1984) which substituted the flexible and waivable concept of venue for the inflexible and non-waivable concept of…
Rank this Week: 831