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Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack
    Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences via selection of a candidate or party platform. The distance between this “old…
  • Mar 13

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?
    The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those agencies affected by the President’s memorandum. While such a hiring…
  • Mar 6

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion
    In a December post titled “Freedom to Yelp: Congress Curbs ToS Overreach,” we discussed the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, then just awaiting President Obama’s signature to become law. That happened, and the law goes…
Rank this Week: 623

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Mar 21

    What You Need to Know About the Tax Fraud Surge in Electronic Filing

    What You Need to Know About the Tax Fraud Surge in Electronic Filing
    Taxes have become easier than ever to send in due to TurboTax and similar programs that claim to help first-timers file their returns like seasoned veterans.   But with the ease of electronic filing also comes a very real danger:…
  • Mar 15

    Newsletter Reminds Us That Those Who Do Not Learn From Tax History Are Bound To Repeat Its Mistake

    Newsletter Reminds Us That Those Who Do Not Learn From Tax History Are Bound To Repeat Its Mistake
    A recent newsletter stated that a common business structure for independent broker-dealers suffered a setback in Tax Court when the IRS prevailed. The individual, a broker-dealer held several series licenses to annuities and other financial…
  • Mar 7

    A Primer on Estate and Inheritance Tax for New Jersey

    A Primer on Estate and Inheritance Tax for New Jersey
    When someone dies, the people left behind are often stunned and shocked by the taxes they have to pay. They hear all kinds of scary terms like “estate tax” and “inheritance tax,” and they don’t know what the…
Rank this Week: 259

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Uninsured, Self Represented Litigant Learns that Perjury is a Poor Idea

    Uninsured, Self Represented Litigant Learns that Perjury is a Poor Idea
    From the vault of how not to represent yourself in court, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, admonishing a self represented litigant for providing the Court with perjured evidence. In…
  • Mar 16

    $85,000 For Chronic Myofascial Pain From Three Collision

    $85,000 For Chronic Myofascial Pain From Three Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Dhillon v. Singer) the Plaintiff was involved in three collisions which the…
  • Mar 15

    “Meagre” Plaintiff Income Keeps Court From Awarding Costs to Successful Defendant

    “Meagre” Plaintiff Income Keeps Court From Awarding Costs to Successful Defendant
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, demonstrating judicial discretion in dealing with costs after a plaintiff fails to beat a defence formal offer at trial. In today’s case (Barta v.…
Rank this Week: 409

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation
    Of all the things I do in my criminal practice, none is more acutely serious, yet nearly as un-technical or less legalistic than handling probation violations.  There are really 5 things you should know if you’re facing a PV (also…
  • Mar 17

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important
    It has been a while since I’ve addressed how the location of a DUI case directly impacts the way things will turn out, but I find myself explaining this so often that I think it’s about time to look at it again.  This will be…
  • Mar 12

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began looking at ignition interlock violation hearings.  This is a 2-part article, and is 1 of 3 loosely related Michigan driver’s license restoration subjects: The first article examined the standard…
Rank this Week: 130

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Mar 20

    Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income

    Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income
    Child support can be modified based upon a substantial change of circumstances. Common circumstances that justify a child support modification are when work-related child care expenses drop (typically when the child starts kindergarten or is…
  • Mar 19

    If you want peace, prepare for war

    If you want peace, prepare for war
    Clients often ask me why, if the goal is to settle the case, I ask them to gather substantial information or issue discovery from the very beginning. The Romans would have understood. They had an adage, “Si vis pacem, para…
  • Mar 15

    The unknown unknown

    The unknown unknown
    There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we…
Rank this Week: 207

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit today dismissed a fire department battalion chief's First Amendment retaliation claim for his Facebook activity in violation of the Department's Social Media and Code of Conduct…
  • Mar 17

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School President Trump's EO on sanctuary cities says that "the Attorney General and the Secretary . . . shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1373…
  • Mar 16

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang issued a nationwide TRO against the President's March 6, 2017…
Rank this Week: 305

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Does NY State Senator Felder want more elderly pedestrians dying in car crashes?

    Does NY State Senator Felder want more elderly pedestrians dying in car crashes?
    8 pedestrians died in car crashes on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NYC, between 2009 and 2013 making it the fourth most dangerous street for walking in Brooklyn after Flatbush Avenue, Eastern Parkway, and Utica Avenue. During the same period,…
  • Mar 20

    Patient Identification Error, a Prevalent type Medical Malpractice

    Patient Identification Error, a Prevalent type Medical Malpractice
    Patient identification error may be medical malpractice that can result in serious injury and sometimes death of a patient. This type of medical error can happen at any step of a medical process from lab testing to medication…
  • Mar 18

    Elderly pedestrian killed in NYC truck accident

    Elderly pedestrian killed in NYC truck accident
    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a truck in New York City yesterday afternoon. The 81 year old woman was crossing the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NYC around 3:30 pm. She was in the…
Rank this Week: 510

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Mar 20

    Multimedia Presentation and Discussion: Justice at Dachau

    Multimedia Presentation and Discussion: Justice at Dachau
    All are invited to a multimedia presentation and discussion on Friday, April 7 at 2:15 pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall about Justice at Dachau – a two-hour presentation that explores the largest yet least…
  • Mar 20

    Book Talk: The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel

    Book Talk: The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library for a discussion with Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes ’76 PhD about their new book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel. Introductions by Anthony Kronman…
  • Mar 13

    Book Talk: Dancing in Dreamtime

    Book Talk: Dancing in Dreamtime
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and the Yale Environmental Law Association for a Book Talk with Scott Russell Sanders on his latest book, Dancing in Dreamtime. Commentary provided by Prof. Doug Kysar. The event will take place on…
Rank this Week: 799

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

Covers disability insurance claims, claim tips, insurer profiles, insurance industry news, and case studies.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1
    Graded Lifetime Benefits Rider In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of protecting your investment in your education and your career with an individual disability insurance policy. A vast majority of doctors and dentists…
Rank this Week: 376

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Covers key legal-education, research, practice, and law-library news. From the John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Mar 20

    Exciting Westlaw Update

    Exciting Westlaw Update
    The Law Library is pleased to announce that thanks to a new agreement with Westlaw, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law graduates will now have 60 hours a month of Westlaw access for 18 months after graduation; this access can be…
  • Mar 14

    Combating link rot: U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation

    Combating link rot: U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation
    “Link rot,” when the URL provided via a hyperlink no longer functions, is a troublesome issue for legal scholars and practitioners.  A 2014 study found that half of the links provided in Supreme Court opinions and over 70% of…
  • Mar 3

    Law Library Student Research Award Deadline Approaching

    Law Library Student Research Award Deadline Approaching
    Reminder:  The deadline to enter the annual Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research is April 3rd at 9am. The award offers a $500 first place prize and $250 second place prize for a…
Rank this Week: 143

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 955

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 863

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 512

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens Are Desperately Applying for Green Cards Because of Trump

    Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens Are Desperately Applying for Green Cards Because of Trump
    Undocumented spouses of United States citizens have been rushing to apply for green cards and provisional waivers due to the threat of deportation under the Trump administration.Filed under: best deportation attorney Tagged: Marriage…
  • Mar 20

    H-1B season about to begin

    H-1B season about to begin
    USCIS announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY2018 cap will be rejected. In preparation for the…
  • Mar 20

    Court Reverses Denial of Asylum to Homosexual Petitioner from Mexico

    Court Reverses Denial of Asylum to Homosexual Petitioner from Mexico
    The en banc Ninth Circuit reversed the BIA’s denial of asylum to a homosexual citizen of Mexico, finding that the petitioner had shown that Mexican officials were unable or unwilling to protect him from harm by private individuals…
Rank this Week: 251

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 703

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Mar 20

    Alexander Hamilton as Attorney

    Alexander Hamilton as Attorney
    The extraordinary success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has spiked renewed interest in the accomplishments of the actual Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804). And indeed, Hamilton was a genuine military hero in the Revolutionary…
  • Mar 18

    A Campaign of Fear Towards Immigrant

    A Campaign of Fear Towards Immigrant
    The question I am asked over and over lately: “how do I get temporary guardianship for my children in case I am detained and deported?” The fact that I hear this question, or some similar form of it, so frequently in recent weeks…
  • Mar 10

    Roggensack Calls for Defending Legitimacy of Courts from “Tough Talk” of Critic

    Roggensack Calls for Defending Legitimacy of Courts from “Tough Talk” of Critic
      Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wanted to use her Hallows Lecture at Marquette Law School on March 7 “to start what I hope will be a public conversation about a rising challenge to the institutional…
Rank this Week: 769

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 296

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 398

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Defective Aerial Lift Killed Worker, Widow Say

    Defective Aerial Lift Killed Worker, Widow Say
    A widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging her husband’s death while at work on an aerial lift doing tree removal was preventable, had it not been for a defective lift. Plaintiff, as representative of her husband’s…
  • Mar 17

    Alleged Breast Implant Defects Causing Illness in Women

    Alleged Breast Implant Defects Causing Illness in Women
    A subsidiary of product manufacturing behemoth Johnson & Johnson is facing a product liability lawsuit for allegedly selling defective breast implants to unsuspecting women, causing them to suffer health woes such as muscle pain and…
  • Mar 13

    Automaker Sued for Alleged Vehicle Defect of Improper Deceleration

    Automaker Sued for Alleged Vehicle Defect of Improper Deceleration
    An alleged vehicle defect of the throttle caused a motorist to suffer personal injuries when the car rapidly decelerated without warning, according to a proposed class action lawsuit filed in a federal court in California recently.  The…
Rank this Week: 820

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    AILALink Immigration Database Now Available

    AILALink Immigration Database Now Available
    Immigration law is highly complex, and involves a number of specialized resources. Fortunately, the Goodson Law Library has just subscribed to AILALink, a research database from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Current Duke…
  • Mar 7

    New Research Guide to Arbitration

    New Research Guide to Arbitration
    Although arbitration is generally intended to be a less complex option for parties than litigation, researching arbitration decisions and practice can present unique challenges. Because arbitration decisions are often private, an estimated…
  • Mar 1

    Introducing Westlaw China

    Introducing Westlaw China
    The Duke community now has access to two online research services for Chinese legal materials. In addition to en.pkulaw.cn (formerly known as Law Info China), the Goodson Law Library has just subscribed to Westlaw China. Both databases are…
Rank this Week: 817

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Gorsuch/Garland: Is the Supreme Court a “Majoritarian” Institution?

    Gorsuch/Garland: Is the Supreme Court a “Majoritarian” Institution?
               The fact that it is Judge Gorsuch, rather than Judge Garland, for whom confirmation hearings are now underway prompts a return to the question of whether the Supreme Court is…
  • Mar 18

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion (Part III)

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion (Part III)
    As far as I can tell, legal treatises and casebook chapters on federalism do not discuss race and my colleagues interested in critical race theory tell me not much is said in that literature about federalism.  That seems a shame, for…
  • Mar 13

    A Modest Revision of the Accepted Wisdom About the Nondelegation Doctrine

    A Modest Revision of the Accepted Wisdom About the Nondelegation Doctrine
    Cass Sunstein's quip that the nondelegation doctrine had one good year -- 1935, the year of Panama Refining and Schechter -- is not quite right. Carter v. Carter Coal, decided in 1936, held the Bituminous Coal Act unconstitutional on two…
Rank this Week: 949

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers injury law. By Law Offices of Robert Dixon.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Mar 20

    Falls in Florida Caused by Loose, Uneven, or Torn Carpets or Rug

    Falls in Florida Caused by Loose, Uneven, or Torn Carpets or Rug
    Carpets, rugs, and floor mats can cause individuals to fall and sustain serious injuries. Many times, this happens because the carpet, rug, or floor mat was not properly secured to the ground or has uneven edges that pose a risk to…
  • Mar 20

    Propane Tank Explosions in Florida

    Propane Tank Explosions in Florida
    Propane is an extremely flammable gas that is used for various things (such as outdoor grills) by millions of Americans every day. Propane is colorless and odorless. If it is not handled properly, propane can cause dangerous, even deadly…
  • Mar 20

    Broken Glass Injuries in Automobile Accident

    Broken Glass Injuries in Automobile Accident
    Broken glass injuries can be some of the most serious injuries suffered in a car wreck. When broken glass flies through the air, it poses a serious threat to everyone in the vehicle. If you have been injured by broken glass in an accident…
Rank this Week: 662

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 399

AdLaw By Request

AdLaw By Request

Covers the law and regulation of advertising and marketing. By the Reed Smith Advertising Compliance Team.

http://www.adlawbyrequest.com
Rank this Week: 743

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 20

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam
    Most readers of this blog will be familiar with the performance test (PT), a portion of the bar exam in 42 states and D.C. (Forty states use the Multistate Performance Test (MPT); examiners in Pennsylvania and California write and administer…
  • Mar 12

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty
    On Tuesday I received an event email from a bar association I was once a member of. The event was to serve as a forum for the deans from six local law schools. The next day, on International Women’s Day, I received an email from…
  • Mar 5

    Igniting Faculty and Curriculum Innovation

    Igniting Faculty and Curriculum Innovation
    Our friends over at Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers just posted  links to Ignite videos that were filmed during  their 5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyer’s Conference last October.   Ignite is a wonderful…
Rank this Week: 185

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
  • Mar 17

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!
    Emma Bassiri, one of Santucci Priore’s favorite clients and CEO of Meowingtons, without a doubt loves cats. So much in fact, she started an online company dedicated to all-things cats, Meowingtons.com. Established in 2014 and based in…
  • Mar 10

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”
    Recently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the term “April Madness” by an online fantasy game.[1] The Defendants are alleged to market and…
Rank this Week: 984

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency
    FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, acknowledged the existence of what the Washington Post described as "a counterintelligence investigation into the Russian government’s efforts…
  • Mar 17

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face
    "We promote what Thomas Jefferson described as "the most sacred of the duties of government," which is "to provide equal and impartial justice to all its citizens." And we do it at a cost that amounts to less than one one-hundredth of 1…
  • Mar 16

    You Can Fool 40% Of The People All Of The Time

    You Can Fool 40% Of The People All Of The Time
    What is so striking about the roll out of Trump budget is not that it is designed to provide massive tax cuts for the wealthy and a big boost in military spending.  Or that this is to be paid for…
Rank this Week: 503

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    "Alternative facts" arising from mis-identified photos?

    "Alternative facts" arising from mis-identified photos?
    There was a brief flap over a posting by Major League Baseball [MLB] on 18 March 2017:However, there was a brief moment of shock and in some instances anger after MLB Network mistakenly aired a graphic featuring Puerto Rico star Javier Baez…
  • Mar 19

    CBS Sunday Morning on 19 March 2017

    CBS Sunday Morning on 19 March 2017
    The initial story was an homage to Chuck Berry done by Anthony Mason. Included within was an old videoclip of Charles Osgood interviewing Berry. The cover story was on who is the happiest country done by Faith Salie. The happiest country…
  • Mar 18

    Sony's US Patent Application 20170063431: Configuration of Data and Power Transfer in Near Field Communication

    Sony's US Patent Application 20170063431: Configuration of Data and Power Transfer in Near Field Communication
    Paragraph 5 of the application states:In one aspect of this disclosure, there is provided a method for configuring wireless power and data transfer between consumer electronic (CE) devices. The method comprises identifying a plurality of…
Rank this Week: 783

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Mar 20

    Do I Need An Attorney To Modify Child Support?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Modify Child Support?
    Question: I need to modify my child support. Is there any advantage to having an attorney do the modification versus doing it myself? Answer: While I am likely not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can…
  • Mar 17

    What Protections Does Legal Separation Provide?

    What Protections Does Legal Separation Provide?
    Question: What protections does a legal separation provide as compared to a divorce? Answer: I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips…
  • Mar 16

    4 Facts You Might Not Know About Modern Dad

    4 Facts You Might Not Know About Modern Dad
    The role dads play in the family is constantly evolving. Years ago, dads were viewed as the home’s breadwinner. He held the job, brought in the money, came home to a warm dinner and spent the rest of the night with a beer on the couch.…
Rank this Week: 165

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 20

    How Long Does Copyright Protection Last…In China?

    How Long Does Copyright Protection Last…In China?
    Apparently forever. Or at least from 209 BCE to the present. Unfortunately this article via The Art Newspaper mixes trademark, copyright and patent IP protections, but that may not be their fault. The problem is most likely caused by the…
  • Mar 13

    Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula’s Paper

    Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula’s Paper
    The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired the photographer Allan Sekula’s papers, which take up approximately 400 boxes, and include correspondence, records, photographs, research materials, archival notes, and more.…
  • Mar 13

    Spiral Jetty Is Utah’s Official State Work of Art

    Spiral Jetty Is Utah’s Official State Work of Art
    Both the Utah House and Senate have approved the designation of not only an official “state work of art” — the Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake — but also separate official plural “state works of art,”…
Rank this Week: 913

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Founder Math: Comparing Convertible Notes & Priced Equity

    Founder Math: Comparing Convertible Notes & Priced Equity
    In this post we have an embedded excel sheet that founders can use to compare what their cap table might look like down the road if they use a capped convertible note, uncapped convertible note, or a priced equity deal in their seed…
  • Mar 1

    What Kind of Startup Investor is Right for Your Company?

    What Kind of Startup Investor is Right for Your Company?
    While not all startups have to raise money to scale, most startups will need some investor money to grow. When it’s time to fundraise, there are many potential sources of funding for your startup. Today’s blog post will discuss…
  • Feb 9

    Keeping Good Business Record

    Keeping Good Business Record
    In today’s post, we’ll discuss why it’s important to maintain good business records, what records you should preserve, and how to produce meeting minutes. What Are “Good Business Records”? A “good business…
Rank this Week: 960

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Biological Connections Do Not Guarantee Rights to Custody

    Biological Connections Do Not Guarantee Rights to Custody
    It may sound like a Hollywood movie script, but actor Jason Patric is in a real-life battle for custody of his child. Mr. Patric may have won the first round when California courts agreed that he was in fact the legal parent of the child who…
  • Mar 6

    Saving Your Credit Rating Through Divorce

    Saving Your Credit Rating Through Divorce
    Most people work hard to establish a good credit rating and even harder to maintain it once it is achieved. To have a good credit score jeopardized by the actions of another person would be devastating, but that’s what could happen if a…
  • Feb 20

    Take Steps to Avoid Losing the Family Business to Divorce

    Take Steps to Avoid Losing the Family Business to Divorce
    Family-owned or controlled businesses are an important segment of the American economy. They account for about 90% of all American businesses, from large retailers like Walmart to small mom-and-pop shops, and produce more than half of the…
Rank this Week: 860

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers false medical records, amputation medical malpractice, birth injuries, hospital malpractice and medical malpractice. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Two-Week Medical Malpractice Jury Trial Results in $46.5 Million Verdict to Child

    Two-Week Medical Malpractice Jury Trial Results in $46.5 Million Verdict to Child
    After two weeks of testimony, a medical malpractice jury in Arkansas awarded $46.5 million to a toddler whose family alleged that her doctors’ negligence resulted in catastrophic and irreversible brain damage.  The family alleged…
  • Mar 10

    Failure to Diagnose Wilson’s Disease Results in $29 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Failure to Diagnose Wilson’s Disease Results in $29 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
    A Missouri jury awarded close to $29 million this week to a then-college athlete whose rare genetic disorder went undiagnosed beginning in 2012, leaving her with devastating injuries.  The woman, who now is 24 years old, alleged that she…
  • Mar 3

    $13.375 Million Awarded to Triple Amputee in Medical Malpractice Case

    $13.375 Million Awarded to Triple Amputee in Medical Malpractice Case
    After a 54 year-old woman had to have amputations of both of her legs above the knees, her left arm below the elbow, and fingers from her right hand, she sued the healthcare providers in South Carolina whom she believed to be…
Rank this Week: 553

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/
  • Mar 20

    Survey on Moritz Law Library and Information Technology Still Open

    Survey on Moritz Law Library and Information Technology Still Open
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Thanks to the approximately 150 Moritz students so far who have completed the Moritz Law Library and Information Technology survey. The survey will remain open for one more week, closing at…
  • Mar 6

    Take a Break with Legal Fiction

    Take a Break with Legal Fiction
    As Spring Break approaches, you might like to take a break from reading cases to…read stories about cases! The Moritz Law Library has a collection of legal fiction to help you take a mental break. The newest books are in the Reserve Room,…
  • Feb 27

    New Legislation Display Outside the Law Library

    New Legislation Display Outside the Law Library
    As you swipe your BuckID to enter the law library, look to your left at the legislation display we’ve created. The law librarians have highlighted three legislation-related matters that affect your professional life.The first set of panels…
Rank this Week: 154

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Mar 20

    A Manual for How to Blow Your Due Diligence

    A Manual for How to Blow Your Due Diligence
    Step one: don’t have a manual. That’s the message in an information-packed new book about the inner workings of the SEC just after the Madoff and now largely forgotten (but just as egregious) Allen Stanford frauds. In his memoir…
  • Mar 13

    Due Diligence When Databases Fail

    Due Diligence When Databases Fail
    What to do when the databases you rely on start stripping out the very data you are paying for? Word in today’s Wall Street Journal that the main credit reporting firms will be removing many civil judgments and tax liens from credit…
  • Feb 27

    The Best Picture Mix-Up and Artificial Intelligence

    The Best Picture Mix-Up and Artificial Intelligence
    What will it take for artificial intelligence to surpass us humans? After the Oscars fiasco last night, it doesn’t look like much. As a person who thinks a lot about the power of human thought versus those of machines, what is striking…
Rank this Week: 871

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Mar 20

    Why not “drain the swamp” of animal abuse?

    Why not “drain the swamp” of animal abuse?
    President Trump’s preliminary budget proposes major cuts in programs related to foreign aid, poverty relief programs, and the environment, and the budget proposal eliminates entire programs supporting public broadcasting, the arts, and…
  • Feb 15

    Federal law has big impact on animal fighting

    Federal law has big impact on animal fighting
    The original federal law to curb some aspects of animal fighting (adopted in 1976) did not prompt a single prosecution for more than a quarter century, even though dogfighting and cockfighting went on in thousands of dark corners and…
  • Feb 8

    Maryland seeks to close the door on the trade of imperiled wild animal product

    Maryland seeks to close the door on the trade of imperiled wild animal product
    Following the worrying results of an investigation into the sale of wildlife products from imperiled species within its borders, Maryland lawmakers are taking steps to make sure that their state no longer has a hand in this destructive trade.…
Rank this Week: 694

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Mar 20

    President’s Proposed Budget Increases Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Funding

    President’s Proposed Budget Increases Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Funding
    Much of the discussion surrounding President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint has focused on cuts, but one proposed budget increase shows the new administration is likely to continue focusing on healthcare fraud enforcement.  Among…
  • Mar 13

    SEC Opens Cease-and-Desist Order Proceeding against Broker-Dealer and Chief Compliance / AML Officer

    SEC Opens Cease-and-Desist Order Proceeding against Broker-Dealer and Chief Compliance / AML Officer
    As we have highlighted in prior posts, regulators of financial institutions, including FinCEN, FINRA and SEC, have increasingly brought actions to bring organizations – and individuals – into compliance with AML / BSA…
  • Mar 9

    Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?

    Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?
    For several years running, insider trading has been among the most high-profile enforcement priorities for both DOJ and the SEC. Unlike most federal criminal law, insider trading remains undefined by statute, having instead been largely…
Rank this Week: 649

Hayes Firm Legal Blog

Hayes Firm Legal Blog

Covers personal injury topics.

http://www.dreamlegalteam.com/law_blog.html
  • Mar 20

    St. Jude Defibrillator Implants Lawsuit

    St. Jude Defibrillator Implants Lawsuit
    St. Jude Medical has recalled two types of its medical defibrillators after patients died as a result of malfunctioning batteries. The FDA has identified this as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall there is. Use of a defective…
  • Mar 13

    Cholesterol Drug Zocor Linked to Serious and Life Threatening Condition

    Cholesterol Drug Zocor Linked to Serious and Life Threatening Condition
    Statins are drugs commonly prescribed by doctors to help patients lower their cholesterol. The synthetic statin Zocor sold by Merck had been on the market since 1991, and since 2006, Zocor has also been marketed under the name Simvastatin in…
  • Mar 6

    Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit

    Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit
    Bard IVC filters were designed to save lives. But instead, they are putting thousands of Americans at risk. Many patients are walking around with Bard IVC filters and do not know that they could be deadly. If you or a loved one have a Bard…
Rank this Week: 923

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
  • Mar 19

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rafael Domingo, Theology and Jurisprudence. A Good Partnership?, (Journal of Law and Religion, 32, 2017, Forthcoming).Rafael Domingo, The Constitutional Justification of Religion, (March 9, 2017).Christine P. Bartholomew, Exorcising…
  • Mar 18

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University
    In Richardson v. Northwest Christian University, (D OR, March 16, 2017), an unmarried professor of exercise science at a Christian university sued for discrimination after she was fired because she became pregnant out of wedlock and refused…
Rank this Week: 100

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    MCOA Overturns Termination Based Solely on Prior Termination

    MCOA Overturns Termination Based Solely on Prior Termination
    The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision terminating the father’s rights to his child because of the termination of his rights to two children in the past (MCL 712.19b (3)(l)—termination where parent’s…
  • Mar 15

    Veterinarian Malpractice Damages Award Upheld

    Veterinarian Malpractice Damages Award Upheld
    In this veterinary malpractice case, Elvin v Gubert, DVM, No. 326563 and 326566, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err in calculating damages, instructing the jury, or determining sanctions.Facts: The…
  • Mar 10

    Second Published Opinion this Week at Speaker Law Firm

    Second Published Opinion this Week at Speaker Law Firm
    Speaker Law Firm received its second published opinion of the week (and fifth for this year). Yesterday's had to do with custody in a non Hague Convention signatory country.You can read the Published Opinion on the Court of Appeals website…
Rank this Week: 267

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 104

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Can I Sue for Laundry Pod Poisoning in My Child?

    Can I Sue for Laundry Pod Poisoning in My Child?
    Knowledgeable Chicago Lawyer Answering Questions About Laundry Pod Poisoning Over the years, manufacturers have looked for ways to make household maintenance and chores as convenient as possible. From washing machines that can tackle larger…
  • Mar 13

    Are You Enjoying the Salt and Ice Challenge? Beware of the Possible Liability

    Are You Enjoying the Salt and Ice Challenge? Beware of the Possible Liability
    The internet is full of fads, and lately, the trend of “challenges” has taken social media and video sharing services by storm. The latest challenge is known as the “Salt and Ice” challenge. It is an incredibly…
  • Mar 6

    Understanding Parental Liability: When Can You Hold Parents Accountable?

    Understanding Parental Liability: When Can You Hold Parents Accountable?
    Parents might be liable for the actions of their child, especially if those actions are negligent or criminal in nature. Typically, parental liability kicks in from the age of eight to when the child reaches adulthood. So, under the basic…
Rank this Week: 419

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Can I Sue for Laundry Pod Poisoning in My Child?

    Can I Sue for Laundry Pod Poisoning in My Child?
    Knowledgeable Chicago Lawyer Answering Questions About Laundry Pod Poisoning Over the years, manufacturers have looked for ways to make household maintenance and chores as convenient as possible. From washing machines that can tackle larger…
  • Mar 13

    Are You Enjoying the Salt and Ice Challenge? Beware of the Possible Liability

    Are You Enjoying the Salt and Ice Challenge? Beware of the Possible Liability
    The internet is full of fads, and lately, the trend of “challenges” has taken social media and video sharing services by storm. The latest challenge is known as the “Salt and Ice” challenge. It is an incredibly…
  • Mar 6

    Understanding Parental Liability: When Can You Hold Parents Accountable?

    Understanding Parental Liability: When Can You Hold Parents Accountable?
    Parents might be liable for the actions of their child, especially if those actions are negligent or criminal in nature. Typically, parental liability kicks in from the age of eight to when the child reaches adulthood. So, under the basic…
Rank this Week: 92

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 660