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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
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The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    The “life cycle effect”: To raise your income, do not become a mother! 

    The “life cycle effect”: To raise your income, do not become a mother! 
    Or if you already are a mother, do not have any more children. On the other hand, if you are a man, have as many children as you would like. And preferably with a woman who doesn’t mind taking a dramatic payroll hit at work. With…
  • Oct 15

    The Libertarian Orientation Scale: Who’s the (real) Libertarian?

    The Libertarian Orientation Scale: Who’s the (real) Libertarian?
    After years of not having a way to measure those who consistently respond in a Libertarian direction, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has offered us a new scale to do just that. We posted on Monday about their survey of…
  • Oct 13

    Libertarians in America: Who they are (what we know now)

    Libertarians in America: Who they are (what we know now)
    Back in 2010 we blogged on a survey of more than 150,000 Libertarians. We now have an update on Libertarians in America courtesy of the Public Religion Research Institute! Unlike the original survey, this one was based on a random sample of…
Rank this Week: 740

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Oct 17

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
  • Oct 15

    Red Flags of Financial Statement Fraud

    Red Flags of Financial Statement Fraud
    Tracy Coenen teaches a group about some of the most common red flags of financial statement fraud. More information on corporate fraud is available in Tracy’s book, Essentials of Corporate Fraud.
  • Oct 14

    These 5-Steps Delivered $1.65 Million in Stock Trading Profit

    These 5-Steps Delivered $1.65 Million in Stock Trading Profit
    In this video, Tim Sykes shows the 5-step stock selection process he used to make his first million trading small stocks. This is the exact process Tim used before he got famous. In fact, this process is what made him famous because it turned…
Rank this Week: 26

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Off-duty misconduct

    Off-duty misconduct
    Off-duty misconductOATH Index No. 1460/14A research assistant [RA] was served with charges that alleged he was guilty of off-duty misconduct that resulted in his arrest among other misdeeds.  . The employer presented certificates of…
  • Oct 16

    Volunteer ambulance organization is not a “state actor” for the purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment

    Volunteer ambulance organization is not a “state actor” for the purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment
    Volunteer ambulance organization held not a “state actor” for the purposes of the Fourteenth AmendmentGrogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, USCA, 2nd Circuit, 13-656-cvThe Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps…
  • Oct 15

    Withdrawal of a resignation

    Withdrawal of a resignation
    Withdrawal of a resignation 2014 NY Slip Op 06883, Appellate Division, First DepartmentFrom time to time a former educator who was tenured in the position is reemployed in his or her former position. Does such a reemployment automatically…
Rank this Week: 34

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 17

    Code-cracking Crackling Pre-cooked Bacon: Unitherm v. Hormel

    Code-cracking Crackling Pre-cooked Bacon: Unitherm v. Hormel
    Bacon is at the center of almost everything. It is at the center of a pig, for example. It is at the center of the economies of several midwest states. These are at the center, of course, of the United States. Bacon is ……
  • Oct 16

    Humans Note Computer-Generated Informash Speech Makes Removing Usage

    Humans Note Computer-Generated Informash Speech Makes Removing Usage
    LinkedIn sends all of us emails constantly and today’s to me said: What are your connections up to? Ed _______ is now Retired and at No where. Congratulate Ed (I do not know Ed _________. I hope he’s okay, whoever ……
  • Oct 16

    Seeking Discovery from the Lawyer’s “In-Firm” Counsel in Legal Malpractice Case

    Seeking Discovery from the Lawyer’s “In-Firm” Counsel in Legal Malpractice Case
    Update (October 16, 2014): It is very rare for there to be “amicus” filings in trial court cases (that is, filings by interested third-parties, non-parties to the litigation). The legal malpractice lawsuit by JJ Holand against the…
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The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    TTAB Finds ARCATA Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine

    TTAB Finds ARCATA Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine
    The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(3) refusal of ARCATA for wine, finding the mark not primarily geographically deceptively midescriptive of the goods. The evidence established that Arcata is a city in California that is neither obscure nor…
  • Oct 16

    LA BOMBA and LA BAMBA Confusable for Cigars, Says TTAB

    LA BOMBA and LA BAMBA Confusable for Cigars, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark LA BOMBA, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark LA BAMBA (Stylized), both for cigars. The Board took judicial notice of certain information from the Encyclopedia…
  • Oct 15

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is KETOSIS ESSENTIALS Merely Descriptive of Nutritional Supplements?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is KETOSIS ESSENTIALS Merely Descriptive of Nutritional Supplements?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark KETOSIS ESSENTIALS, deeming it merely descriptive of nutritional supplements [KETOSIS disclaimed], under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney asserted that the constituent words describe the…
Rank this Week: 289

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
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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/
  • Oct 17

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed
    Sure, the Second Department is busy, and there is a constant and steady stream of cases coming before it, 20 every day.  Nevertheless, a couple of facts in the decision might help practitioners in their everyday legal lives. Barker v…
  • Oct 16

    Decision To Dismiss Unloved Legal Malpractice Case Reversed

    Decision To Dismiss Unloved Legal Malpractice Case Reversed
    Plaintiff hires attorneys to file a disability claim.  Claim is denied.  Plaintiff sues attorneys on the theory that they failed to file important proofs of his disability.  Attorneys move to dismiss.  Outcome? …
  • Oct 15

    A Professional Negligence Case Falls on Professional Negligence

    A Professional Negligence Case Falls on Professional Negligence
    Attorneys suing land surveyors and then getting sued by attorneys.  It's a circular story, which discusses contribution and indemnity.  In the end defendant cannot pass off the liability to a third-party, and must answer to the…
Rank this Week: 139

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
  • Oct 15

    Citizenship by Descent

    Citizenship by Descent
    Kristin A. Collins, Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation, 123 Yale L.J. 2134 (2014).Allison TirresThere are three paths to citizenship in the United States: birth,…
  • Oct 14

    The Depreciation of Precedent

    The Depreciation of Precedent
    Ryan C. Black & James F. Spriggs II, The Citation and Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent, 10 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 325 (2013).Lee EpsteinLandes & Posner’s 1976 article Legal Precedent: A Theoretical and Empirical…
Rank this Week: 334

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Oct 17

    Canadian Shareholder Activism

    Canadian Shareholder Activism
    In this podcast, Amy Freedman of Kingsdale Shareholder Services discusses her firm’s new report on Canadian shareholder activism-related developments & trends, including: – Can you describe the level of proxy contest activity…
  • Oct 15

    Canadian Regulators Keep Early Warning Threshold at 10%

    Canadian Regulators Keep Early Warning Threshold at 10%
    Here’s news from Davies Ward: In an update issued last week, the CSA announced that it will not be lowering Canada’s early warning reporting threshold from 10% ownership to 5% as previously proposed. The CSA had proposed lowering…
  • Oct 13

    Rural/Metro: Delaware Assesses Damages in Financial Advisor Aiding & Abetting Case

    Rural/Metro: Delaware Assesses Damages in Financial Advisor Aiding & Abetting Case
    Here’s news from Richards Layton about the Delaware Court of Chancery awarding $76 million in the Rural/Metro case: In an opinion assessing damages in In re Rural/Metro Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 6350-VCL (Del. Ch. Oct. 10,…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 17

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction
    Cascades Computer Innovation, LLC v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Nos. 11 C 4574 & 11 C 6235, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 14, 2014) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly granted in part defendants Samsung’s and HTC’s motions for summary judgment…
  • Oct 15

    Related Party Bound to Agreement’s Arbitration Clause

    Related Party Bound to Agreement’s Arbitration Clause
    FarmedHere, LLC v. Just Greens, LLC d/b/a AeroFarm Systems, LLC, No. 14 C 370, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. June 16, 2014) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman granted defendant AeroFarm’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(3) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
  • Oct 13

    Trading Technologies: New Expert Opinions Doomed by Lack of Inclusion in LPR Final Contention

    Trading Technologies: New Expert Opinions Doomed by Lack of Inclusion in LPR Final Contention
    The Court also struck some, but not all, of the experts’ opinions based upon trader usage. Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2014) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in…
Rank this Week: 291

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 17

    Five Questions to Ask a New Client

    Five Questions to Ask a New Client
    It's one of the fundamentals they drummed into you in law school: It is your job to know the answers. That's why clients seek your help, right? How you prove you are smart, and why they pay your bills? Well, yes and no. In many cases, it's…
  • Oct 16

    Using Social Media as a Screening Tool for New Hire

    Using Social Media as a Screening Tool for New Hire
    Recruiting and hiring a new employee is never easy. Last time I talked about different ways you can use social media to find better job candidates. For some, though, the most difficult part comes when you have narrowed your pool to two or…
  • Oct 15

    Not My First Time at the Fashion Rodeo

    Not My First Time at the Fashion Rodeo
    I've been through a few fashion trends and I appreciate others' perspectives on style. In our profession, it’s important to look ... professional. Looking good can help bolster your self-confidence and can certainly affect how others…
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Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    100 Is The Magic Number For Both Remand As Well As Removal

    100 Is The Magic Number For Both Remand As Well As Removal
    California ex rel. Sherwin v. Office Depot, Inc., 2014 WL 320156 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2014). Relying on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp, which prohibited the court from exercising…
  • Oct 16

    Plaintiffs Must Meet Their Burden to Rebut Defendants’ Showing Re: Amount-in-Controversy

    Plaintiffs Must Meet Their Burden to Rebut Defendants’ Showing Re: Amount-in-Controversy
    Clements v. DirecTV, LLC, 2014 WL 794287 (W.D. Ark. Feb. 27, 2014). In this action, the District Court denied a motion for remand and retained jurisdiction, finding that the defendant had satisfied its burden to establish that the…
  • Oct 15

    A Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend is Not Operative for Removal Purpose

    A Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend is Not Operative for Removal Purpose
    Chapin v. Whitecap Investment Corp., 2014 WL 656971 (D.V.I. Feb. 20, 2014). The plaintiffs in this matter are St. John property owners.  The plaintiffs brought this action against defendants, Whitecap Investment Corp. and Paradise…
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Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them
    What is a patent troll? A search on Google of course turns up results galore offering a biased view. If you're headed to court, you need a legal definition. It's the legal writing tip that sometimes going with a neutral, factual definition…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Trolls, Patent Holding Companies, and a Wealth of Blogging Opportunitie

    Patent Trolls, Patent Holding Companies, and a Wealth of Blogging Opportunitie
    Podcast entrepreneur Adam Carolla was leading a legal fight against Personal Audio---variously considered a patent troll or a patent holding company depending on who's telling the story. Mr. Carolla had a Fund Anything Campaign to raise…
  • Oct 9

    Court of the Planet of the Apes?

    Court of the Planet of the Apes?
    The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are legal persons.  What about chimpanzees?  A New York Appeals Court is considering this issue and may expand our concept of legal personhood.  Lawyer Steven Wise has filed suit on…
Rank this Week: 802

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Oct 17

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    You’ve heard of a “New York Minute.” Here it is, literally: New York Minute from The Cleverkids on Vimeo.
  • Oct 16

    Knowing Your Legal Rights After Suffering Injury from Auto Collision

    Knowing Your Legal Rights After Suffering Injury from Auto Collision
    When you are a victim in an auto accident you may be surprised to know that the settlement you receive may vary differently depending on unrelated things. Did you know that the results can be different if you are in a car, truck or motorcycle…
  • Oct 15

    The Intern: What to Expect from Your Internship with a Law Firm

    The Intern: What to Expect from Your Internship with a Law Firm
    Finding a career in law is becoming increasingly more difficult and competitive. Having a degree next to your name no longer guarantees you an interview, let alone a full time job. Obtaining internships while studying for your degree is a…
Rank this Week: 842

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    No Mean

    No Mean
    Robert Bosch sued Snap-On for infringing 6,782,313, which claims a motor vehicle diagnostic tester. Alas, the tester had no specification support for a testing device. The courts found insufficiency under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6,…
  • Oct 12

    Bad Medium

    Bad Medium
    EMD Millipore sued Allpure over its device to put "a medium" into and get out of a jar (6,032,543). It lost in summary judgment, for noninfringement, owing to prosecution estoppel. It's easy to tell how lame the assertion was when the…
  • Sep 10

    Unobtrusive Manner

    Unobtrusive Manner
    invigorated standard of indefiniteness inaugurated by the Supreme Court in Nautilus v. Biosig. In an unobtrusive manner, the appeals court affirmed invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b), based upon claiming "an unobtrusive manner." …
Rank this Week: 240

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Oct 17

    The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed

    The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed
    Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum recently asked “What’s the point of an unenforceable noncompete agreement?”  He posits two possible answers: First, it’s just boilerplate language they don’t really care…
  • Oct 16

    Why Including The Year Of Enactment Can Be Important

    Why Including The Year Of Enactment Can Be Important
    Several provisions of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 need to be brought up to date.  Section 25100(i) is one of them.  That section exempts from the qualification requirements of Sections 25110, 25120 and 25130…
  • Oct 14

    Why The SEC Should Stay Out Of The Fee-Shifting Charter Debate

    Why The SEC Should Stay Out Of The Fee-Shifting Charter Debate
    In a recent post, Columbia Law School Professor John C. Coffee Jr. argues that the Securities and Exchange Commission should take a number of steps to challenge and discourage the adoption of fee-shifting charter provisions.  I disagree.…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Oct 17

    5 Mistakes Injured People Make in a Semi-Truck Accident Case

    5 Mistakes Injured People Make in a Semi-Truck Accident Case
    Cars, trucks, trailers, ATV’s, motorcycles, scooters, farm tractors pulling implements, combines, honey-wagons – you name it put rubber tires on it and down the road it goes in Iowa. Over my career in helping people who suffered…
  • Oct 15

    5 Mistakes Injured People Make in a Brain Damage Accident Case

    5 Mistakes Injured People Make in a Brain Damage Accident Case
    People who are struck and injured in the area of their skull can suffer traumatic brain injury, or as we say a TBI. Motorcycle riders are notorious for suffering TBI's. Pedestrians, ATV riders, moped riders, skateboarders, ironworkers and…
  • Oct 13

    5 Mistakes Injured People Make in a Slip & Fall Accident Case

    5 Mistakes Injured People Make in a Slip & Fall Accident Case
    Again, we are doing a series on what you shouldn’t do after you are injured and before you hire an attorney to assist you, assuming you ever do. Like motorcycle accidents being different than car or truck accidents, falling cases are a…
Rank this Week: 226

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 17

    Another Study Undermines Claims of Defensive Medicine

    Another Study Undermines Claims of Defensive Medicine
    A new study by the RAND Corporation has failed to find evidence of widespread defensive medicine. The study covers three states that raised the malpractice standard in ER cases: Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Reforms in Texas and South…
  • Oct 16

    SC: $97M Verdict in Officer Shooting Death Case

    SC: $97M Verdict in Officer Shooting Death Case
    Yesterday, a federal court in Charleston awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville, SC $97M for his shooting death at the hands of a police officer. The award includes $7.5M in compensatory damages, $60M in punies against the...
  • Oct 16

    NPR Coverage of Prop 46

    NPR Coverage of Prop 46
    In its "Shots" section, NPR has covered Prop 46, including the tragic story of Troy and Alana Pack. The article explains all 3 sections of the proposition: (1) requiring doctors to check a prescription database to detect…
Rank this Week: 428

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 17

    Emory Deputy GC Recounts Legal Issues in Treating Ebola Patient

    Emory Deputy GC Recounts Legal Issues in Treating Ebola Patient
    When an organization is facing a serious crisis or challenge, you can bet that its in-house lawyers are heavily involved. The Ebola crisis is no exception: “A top lawyer at Emory University said Tuesday that even with a decade of…
  • Oct 16

    Featured Inhouse Counsel Jobs (10/16/14)

    Featured Inhouse Counsel Jobs (10/16/14)
    If you are looking for inhouse counsel jobs, check out some featured postings from our GoInhouse.com job board: Counsel I – Clinical Contracts – Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA Senior Director, Transactional Counsel –…
  • Oct 15

    3 Top Labor and Employment Enforcement Prioritie

    3 Top Labor and Employment Enforcement Prioritie
    At Epstein Becker Green's "The Government Is Calling: Are You Prepared?" event, two high-ranking federal enforcement officials discussed their agencies' priorities. ; ; ; ; ; ; The post 3 Top Labor and Employment Enforcement Priorities…
Rank this Week: 227

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Oct 17

    Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind

    Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Yvonne O’Sullivan of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). Yvonne is Advocacy and Policy Officer in FLAC. Speculation on budget measures had circulated in media outlets in the final…
  • Oct 16

    Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ‘Progressivity’ and Non-Retrogression

    Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ‘Progressivity’ and Non-Retrogression
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Dr John Reynolds. John is a lecturer in law in NUI Maynooth. These are John’s notes from the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) seminar Fairer Budget, Fairer Society: A human rights…
  • Oct 13

    Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th

    Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Ruth Fletcher, a senior lecturer in Medical Law at Queen Mary, University of London Irish regulation of pregnant choices needs to be changed.   The current situation denies women…
Rank this Week: 64

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Oct 17

    Summary judgment in a medical malpractice action.

    Summary judgment in a medical malpractice action.
    Practice point:  To establish the physician's liability for medical malpractice, a plaintiff must prove that the physician deviated or departed from accepted community standards of practice, and that such departure was a proximate…
  • Oct 16

    A shareholder may not recover individually for wrongs against the corporation.

    A shareholder may not recover individually for wrongs against the corporation.
    Practice point:  The defendants established their prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting evidence that all of the plaintiff's losses arose from his status as a shareholder of a nonparty corporation. A…
  • Oct 15

    An allegedly loose handrail, and defnedant's summary judgment motion is denied.

    An allegedly loose handrail, and defnedant's summary judgment motion is denied.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court's granting defendant's motion to dismiss. Plaintiff was allegedly injured when she fell down a flight of stairs in defendant's apartment building. She alleges that the…
Rank this Week: 275

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Oct 17

    Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal

    Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal
    With the mid-term elections in a few weeks away, there are some interesting proposals to watch, according to a series in Governing. A story that was published on October 16, 2014 focused on Arizona. Arizona Tests Popularity of the Dying's...
  • Oct 16

    White House Conference on Aging Website Launch

    White House Conference on Aging Website Launch
    Planning for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) is in full swing. The website has been launched and there is also a WHCOA blog available. You can also sign up for email updates to stay in the loop...
  • Oct 15

    "Psychiatric Boarding"

    "Psychiatric Boarding"
    Governing ran a story about a recent court ruling, Mental Health Ruling in Washington State Could Reverberate through the Country. The article concerns the practice of "psychiatric boarding" or "[w]ith increased demand on…
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • Oct 16

    Art & Taxe

    Art & Taxe
    Almost everyone is required to pay some sort of tax.  As such, it seems logical to set up a method to allow as many people as possible to pay their taxes.  Where does it make more sense than in Italy, the land of Michelangelo and…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the devolution of estates. Should you…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the definition of the estates. Should you have…
Rank this Week: 784

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 606

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Oct 16

    Celebración de matrimonios en la calle

    Celebración de matrimonios en la calle
    Por el conflicto laboral de los funcionarios registrales de la República de Uruguay, los matrimonios que estaban previstos celebrarse ayer jueves se celebraron en la entrada del edificio del Registro Civil de Montevideo y se celebraron…
  • Oct 16

    República Dominica busca alternativas para extradición de sacerdote acusado de pederastia

    República Dominica busca alternativas para extradición de sacerdote acusado de pederastia
    Debido a la inconformidad que el juicio penal en contra del sacerdote católico Josef Wesolowski por presuntos abusos sexuales contra menores y posesión de material con pornografía infantil no se efectúe en…
  • Oct 16

    Fiscalía coreana desmiente monitoreo de comunicaciones en tiempo real

    Fiscalía coreana desmiente monitoreo de comunicaciones en tiempo real
    Frente a la ola de protestas, la Oficina del Fiscal Superior de Corea anunció que no han estado monitoreando en tiempo real las comunicaciones de usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes: “La fiscalía no ha estado…
Rank this Week: 68

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 305

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Oct 16

    The undemocratic power of judges.

    The undemocratic power of judges.
    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…
  • Oct 14

    Criminal defense is unconventional warfare.

    Criminal defense is unconventional warfare.
    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…
  • Oct 13

    D.C. voters are likely to approve marijuana legalization initiative. Congress should not interfere with the democratic will.

    D.C. voters are likely to approve marijuana legalization initiative. Congress should not interfere with the democratic will.
    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…
Rank this Week: 622

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Oct 16

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach
    In his book, Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish takes the position that faculty may not advocate political or moral views in the classroom. Indeed, he claims that if “an idea or policy is presented as a candidate for…
  • Oct 16

    This Changes Everything

    This Changes Everything
    The Vatican report issued Monday, October 13, is a preliminary document, intended to mark the halfway point of a synod convened to discuss the family. Documents like that aren't supposed to excite passions. They're supposed to be sleepy,…
  • Oct 13

    Ten Facts about Homelessness in USA

    Ten Facts about Homelessness in USA
    Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over 3500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other…
Rank this Week: 641

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!
    I don’t use exclamation marks often. This may be the first one in my blog. But I am very pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada released this morning in The Trial Lawyers Association of BritishColumbia v. British…
Rank this Week: 482

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 164

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
    By Anne Hunter Williams If you are pregnant and you have asked your employer for light duty work, and the employer refuses, has the employer violated the law? Most likely. In most situations, an employer must provide light duty work to a…
  • Sep 4

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth
    The amount of overtime pay violations occurring in this country is staggering. In our office we refer to these cases as "wage theft" cases. In other words, they involve people that have worked hard for their employer yet they are cheated…
  • Aug 4

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014
    Do you ever worry that what you say, or post, online might haunt you at work? Recently some employers have requested that new, or even current, employees divulge which online community to which they belong and provide login information and…
Rank this Week: 732

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Los Angeles Driver Posts Dashcam Video of Near Accident

    Los Angeles Driver Posts Dashcam Video of Near Accident
    A person with the username "habloconleche" recently posted a reddit video of some of the things seen, including many near car accidents, while driving around Los Angeles. The short video, which can be seen on laist, is shot from a dashcam in…
  • Aug 27

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY
    A beautiful young bobcat was tragically struck by a hit and run car on Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas, California, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at about 8:20 a.m. The bobcat was crossing the street when a white car, traveling in a…
  • Aug 22

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident
    According to the Los Angeles Times, a man suffered serious leg injuries today when a 1,000 pound sign fell on his legs at a Mobil gas station in Calabasas. The Calabasas gas station accident apparently occurred when he was working on a sign…
Rank this Week: 744

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
  • Oct 16

    Free East Timor Security Sector Research Tool by Fundasaun Mahein

    Free East Timor Security Sector Research Tool by Fundasaun Mahein
    ETLJB 17/10/2014 FM Press Release 13 October 2014  - Attached here (or paste this link http://www.fundasaunmahein.org/arkivu/) are catalogues providing the details of any journal article, made... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Oct 16

    JSMP: Commitment and Productivity of the East Timor National Parliament (TOR)

    JSMP: Commitment and Productivity of the East Timor National Parliament (TOR)
    East Timor National Parliament Chambers ETLJB 17/10/2014 From JSMP Introduction - JSMP is a non-government organisation established on 28 April 2001 with a vision to build a “Democratic society which... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Oct 16

    Casual Corruption in the East Timor National Police

    Casual Corruption in the East Timor National Police
    ETLJB 17/10/2014 From Fundasaun Mahein Blog 15 Oct 2014 - There are many hard working members of the police who want to serve their community and their country. Unfortunately they are at risk of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 498

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Oct 16

    New York Times Futilely Calls for End to Cuba Embargo

    New York Times Futilely Calls for End to Cuba Embargo
    Earlier this week the New York Times editorial board called for the end of the fifty-three-year-old embargo on Cuba. There is, of course, nothing unfamiliar or new about the arguments forwarded by the Times for the end of the embargo. The…
  • Oct 13

    It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again All Over Again

    It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again All Over Again
    The best job at the Bureau of Industry and Security is, without question, working at the Office of Antiboycott Compliance (“OAC”) because all their cases are pretty much the exact same thing, leaving plenty of time to finish the…
  • Oct 8

    Intel Sub Fined for Encryption Export

    Intel Sub Fined for Encryption Export
    The Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced today that it had convinced Wind River, an Intel subsidiary, to pay a whopping $750,000 to settle charges that it exported products with encryption functionality without…
Rank this Week: 619

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
  • Sep 30

    Copyright, not privacy, motivated Reddit to take down photos of nude celebritie

    Copyright, not privacy, motivated Reddit to take down photos of nude celebritie
    This VentureBeat piece with Reddit CEO Yishan Wong brings up a number of interesting facts concerning Reddit in the wake of its receiving an additional $50 million funding round. One of those pieces of interesting information concerns…
Rank this Week: 616

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Covers legal research tips. By Paula Doty and Christine Timko.

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie
    Have you started thinking about CLE credits?  Credits must be earned by December 31, 2014, though you have until March 1, 2015 to return your signed compliance form.    The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education mails…
  • Oct 15

    Pro Bono Week 2014

    Pro Bono Week 2014
    Pro Bono Week is October 19th through 25th.  Nevada Legal Services and the Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans will hold an Ask a Lawyer/Self-Help Clinic at the Supreme Court Library on Thursday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4…
  • Oct 6

    New Book: Internet Legal Research on a Budget

    New Book: Internet Legal Research on a Budget
    Internet Legal Research On a Budget by Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis“Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. The authors…
Rank this Week: 814

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 912

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Oct 16

    Rural Metro and joint liability

    Rural Metro and joint liability
    VC Laster handed down an opinion on damages in the Rural Metro case. You'll remember in Rural Metro, RBC was found liable for aiding and abetting director violations of their fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the corporation...
  • Oct 15

    AbbVie reconsider

    AbbVie reconsider
    Another high profile inversion deal may be heading towards termination. The AbbVie board is apparently reconsidering whether to continue its inversion deal with Shire now that Treasury has reduced the economic incentives to do the deal.…
  • Oct 8

    Vaughn confirmation today

    Vaughn confirmation today
    Delaware's state senate is scheduled to convene this afternoon to confirm the nomination of James Vaughn to the Supreme Court. My guess is that - if it's anything like other recent confirmation hearings - it will be a quick affair...
Rank this Week: 105

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Traffic Safety and Awareness Walk

    Traffic Safety and Awareness Walk
    Traffic Safety and Awareness Walk Community members from Santa Maria recently participated in 2014’s Traffic Safety and Awareness Memorial Walk at Preisker Park. Loved ones of Matthew O’Neill, a cyclist who was struck and killed…
  • Oct 16

    Montecito Motorcycle Crash

    Montecito Motorcycle Crash
    Montecito Motorcycle Crash On Monday, a crash involving a motorcycle and a car sent one person to the hospital. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at about 10:20 a.m. on East Valley Road at a four-way…
  • Oct 16

    Fatal One-Car Crash in Escondido

    Fatal One-Car Crash in Escondido
    Fatal One-Car Crash in Escondido Early Sunday morning, a one-car crash in Escondido fatally injured two people. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the wreck happened just after 3:00 a.m. on Bear Valley Parkway. For currently unknown reasons,…
Rank this Week: 748

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Oct 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): 5 Myths About the Human Brain Debunked, Vox In The Popular Press: How Scientists are Studying Consciousness — With Mirrors, Electrodes, and Anesthesia, Vox Let Science Decide the Voting Age,…
  • Oct 15

    "Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw"

    "Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 104 Journal of Criminal law and Criminology 489 (2014)): "Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a…
  • Oct 15

    "The Brain, Cognitive Enhancement Devices, and European Regulation"

    "The Brain, Cognitive Enhancement Devices, and European Regulation"
    Recenlty published in SSRN: "The Brain, Cognitive Enhancement Devices, and European Regulation" ANDREAS KUERSTEN, Government of the United States of America - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ROY HAMILTON, University…
Rank this Week: 545

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Next Target

    The Next Target
    Previously I posted on some knowledge gained at the Bridgeway Conference in Nashville. I wanted to add one more item to the list.Jeff Paquin, who now works with Bridgeway, gave a presentation called Legal Department 2050. He started by…
  • Oct 14

    Listening to Client

    Listening to Client
    Last week I was able to attend the Bridgeway Customer Connective Conference in Nashville. Unlike many of the conferences I attend, this one is directed at clients, not law firms. One of the sessions I attended really got my attention. Pratik…
  • Oct 1

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 4

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 4
    The following is the final part of a 4 part post expanding on my short introduction to an ILTA session entitled, Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? If you have not yet listened to the full session (and you have nothing…
Rank this Week: 815

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    One Killed In Huntington Beach Car Accident

    One Killed In Huntington Beach Car Accident
    A three-vehicle car accident in Huntington Beach left a 26-year-old man dead and two others injured. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Edwards Street…
  • Oct 8

    Mother Of Three Killed In Ontario Pedestrian Accident

    Mother Of Three Killed In Ontario Pedestrian Accident
    Juana Elias, 41, was killed in an Ontario pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck her in a marked crosswalk. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred the evening of September 30, 2014 near the intersection…
  • Sep 29

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
    James Eckenweiler, 76, was killed and two others were injured in a Fountain Valley car accident the afternoon of September 25, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal car crash occurred at Talbert Avenue and…
Rank this Week: 84

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Bicyclist In Palmdale Fatally Injured In Accident

    Bicyclist In Palmdale Fatally Injured In Accident
    A woman was killed in a bicycle accident after she was struck by a vehicle the evening of October 11, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles, the accident occurred at the intersection of Longview and LePage Ranch Roads. California Highway…
  • Oct 6

    Riders Stranded After Disney California Adventure's Ferris Wheel Malfunction

    Riders Stranded After Disney California Adventure's Ferris Wheel Malfunction
    The Ferris wheel at Disney California Adventure Park malfunctioned the afternoon of October 2, 2014 stranding riders for nearly two hours. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the iconic rider, known as Mickey's Fun…
  • Sep 29

    Pool Cleaner Brutally Attacked By Dog

    Pool Cleaner Brutally Attacked By Dog
    A pit bull mix viciously attacked and mauled a pool cleaner in Riverside County. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred on September 25, 2014 when the man was working at a home in the 4000 block of Sandia…
Rank this Week: 102