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Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case
    In August 2014, the Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who got arrested after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The Second Circuit rejected the City's Rule 12 motion and allowed the case to proceed to…
  • Dec 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
Rank this Week: 835

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 605

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
Rank this Week: 613

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Dec 18

    Termination of Parental Rights - 2014 edition

    Termination of Parental Rights - 2014 edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2014 edition of Termination of Parental Rights has been posted to our Research Guides page. Published: 12/18/2014 12:30 PM
  • Dec 17

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 12/17/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 12/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36779 - In re Paul M. (Termination of parental rights; "The respondent father  appeals from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights with respect to his…
  • Dec 16

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 12/16/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 12/16/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36869 – In re Pedro J. C. (Child neglect; "During the past few years, tens of thousands of minor children have been caught crossing the United States southern border, causing a…
Rank this Week: 533

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?
    December 2014 update on what we are seeing now with Florida foreclosures and related issues – 1. Foreclosure filings have remained steady in the last few weeks – this observation is based upon the number of calls we are receiving…
  • Dec 16

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner
    For many Florida condo owners, one of the reasons they have chosen to live in a condominium community instead of a single family home is because of a feeling of greater security being provided there. There is a safety in numbers, of course.…
  • Dec 9

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?
    Florida condominium life is truly its own cultural lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, our unique Florida communities and things to do. Many choose to live in one of…
Rank this Week: 989

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/
  • Dec 18

    Who is a controller?

    Who is a controller?
    There have been a number of recent cases that raised the question, "Who is a controller?" The answer is important because in the context of a going private transaction, the presence of a controlling stockholder will affect the…
  • Dec 16

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len
    Deborah Demott has an addition to the whole forum selection clause debate with her new paper Forum Selection Bylaw Refracted Through an Agency Lens. Here's the abstract: Forum-selection bylaws are controversial when they are unilaterally…
  • Dec 8

    Determining the standard of review

    Determining the standard of review
    Gibson Dunn recently posted this very helpful chart over at the HLS Governance Project as a cheat sheet for determining which standard of review a challenged transaction will likely get. For the same chart - but with all the footnotes...
Rank this Week: 36

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 435

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 392

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future
    Will Texas Gov. Rick Perry issue one last round of Christmas-time pardons on his way out the door?The future of executive clemency looks bleak.Image from A Christmas Carol, 1951.Usually he'd do it this week. (The sign of a clemency geek: I've…
  • Dec 18

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority
    Grits recently opined that, over the long arc of history, nearly all legislative involvement in habeas corpus has been to restrict judicial authority, with the creation of Texas' new junk science writ in 2013 cutting against the grain. To see…
  • Dec 17

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign
    Reactions are still rolling in to Rep. Joe Moody's proposal to reduce low-level marijuana possession to a civil offense with a $100 fine. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram chimed in with a favorable editorial (12/16), opining that "The cost of…
Rank this Week: 63

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Dec 18

    Call for Papers: International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice

    Call for Papers: International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice
    A call for papers has been issued for the International Criminal Justice Stream at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference which takes place at the University of Warwick from 31 March- 2 April 2015. Submissions are invited on…
  • Dec 17

    The UN Migrant Workers Convention: How the EU Can Show that Migrants Matter

    The UN Migrant Workers Convention: How the EU Can Show that Migrants Matter
    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, and the 24th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Migrant Workers Convention, we are delighted to welcome this guest post by Áine Travers and Emer Groarke, members of Migrants Matter, an…
  • Dec 17

    2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Right

    2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Right
    Caroline Sweeney is a PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal…
Rank this Week: 238

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Unite to Stop Impaired Driving While Conducting Virtual Ride-Alongs on Twitter

    Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Unite to Stop Impaired Driving While Conducting Virtual Ride-Alongs on Twitter
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 12/18/14 at 8:20 a.m. MERIDIAN - Law enforcement officers…
  • Dec 17

    Correction: Semi Rollover in Elmore County

    Correction: Semi Rollover in Elmore County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Dec 17

    Semi Rollover in Elmore County

    Semi Rollover in Elmore County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014
    Law blogs (blawgs) are a great way to get real-world insights into a practice area and stay current. If you're still trying to figure out an area in which you'd like to practice, read through Above the Law's collection of The 12 Awesome Law…
  • Dec 15

    Paseo Returns!

    Paseo Returns!
    Paseo is an extraordinary restaurant in Seattle; they have the best Cuban sandwiches, two locations, and a line around the block at all times. Honestly, I've waited in line for 30 minutes just to place an order and wait another 30 for my…
  • Dec 11

    The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    Got what it takes to work for Big Law? The answer may surprise you as it's not grades alone that ensure "success." Am Law 250 and NLJ 350 firms are becoming more cautious in hiring in part because their smaller budgets require…
Rank this Week: 529

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

     Two years probation. When Lawrence…

     Two years probation. When Lawrence and I first talked about his case I told him that the criminal justice system is a big, slow machine that only grinds one way. Mercifully, after six years his outcome has left him bruised and abraded,…
  • Dec 17

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced.…

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced. Here is my story for The Public about what has happened so far, and what we might expect.
  • Dec 12

    One of the concepts that underlies my…

    One of the concepts that underlies my Lawyers in Movies project is that we frequently misapprehend who the real heroes of the Law are. In many ways I believe that the story of America is a story about the Law. Part of what distinguishes the…
Rank this Week: 813

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Dec 18

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Marshall B. Kapp, Getting Physicians and Patients to Choose Wisely: Does the Law Help or Hurt?, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. (Forthcoming 2015). Michael Ashley Stein, Christopher P. Guzelian, Kristina M Guzelian, Expert Testimony in Nineteenth Century…
  • Dec 17

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal
    Not so long ago, medical researchers had a habit of using themselves as guinea pigs. Many scientists saw self-experimentation as the most ethical way to try out their ideas. By going first, researchers could test their hypotheses and see…
  • Dec 12

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    David Bardey, Philippe De Donder, Cesar Mantilla, Adverse Selection vs Discrimination Risk with Genetic Testing. An Experimental Approach, SSRN. Bernadette M. McSherry, Mental Health Laws: Where to from Here?, 40 Monash U. L. Rev.175 (2014).
Rank this Week: 267

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA
    FINRA has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated $1.9 million for fair pricing and supervisory violations in connection with more than 700 retail customer transactions in distressed securities over a two-year time…
  • Dec 16

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO
    Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and eight other securities firms were fined $43.5 million by regulators who said the companies presented favorable stock research in hopes of winning underwriting business in an initial public offering…
  • Dec 12

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award
    Griffin requested compensatory damages of approximately $200,000.00, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs, punitive damages, and such in a claim against Rockwell Global Capital LLC in January 2013. Griffin stated that Rockwell Global…
Rank this Week: 547

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    U.S. Restores Normalized Relations with Cuba, Agriculture to Benefit

    U.S. Restores Normalized Relations with Cuba, Agriculture to Benefit
    Posted December 18, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated that he believes agriculture will play an important role in strengthening the nation’s relationship with Cuba, according to a USDA statement available here. Politico also…
  • Dec 17

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge
    Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of stock fraud, according to an article by Alabama Media Group available here. WAFF also published an…
  • Dec 16

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council
    Posted December 16, 2014 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according to an Inquisitr article available here.Governor Jennifer Granholm established the Michigan Food…
Rank this Week: 395

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Dec 18

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation
    Problem:   23 States and the District of Columbia have or will be approving recreational marijuana use.   Chances are more states will approve recreational use since politicians have discovered a tax gold mine from…
  • Dec 18

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer
    Two Washington State employers ran into expensive trouble recently.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited two employers for violations that exposed workers to asbestos during the demolition of a Seattle apartment…
  • Dec 17

    Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation

    Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation
    Fines of nearly $42,000 were recently levied against one employer in Alabama.   Austal USA LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 12 safety and health violations that…
Rank this Week: 256

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Dec 18

    Tech Thursday: Changing Multiple Password

    Tech Thursday: Changing Multiple Password
    Do you have too many passwords to effectively manage? Fox Van Allen's article "Dashlane & LastPass Let You Change Multiple Passwords with a Click" shows you two password management apps that can help you. You can read his article here.
  • Dec 11

    Tech Thursday: Making Your Smartphone Secure

    Tech Thursday: Making Your Smartphone Secure
    In this day and age, we use our smartphones for many different tasks, from online shopping to business applications. And because of this, you need to make sure your phone is locked down tight. To help us do this, Natasha...
  • Dec 4

    Tech Thursday: Happy Holidays, I Got Scammed!

    Tech Thursday: Happy Holidays, I Got Scammed!
    With the holiday season upon us, the scammers will be out in force. Is that online deal really that good? Techlicious' Dan O'Halloran lists three online shopping scams to be aware of in his article "Watch Out For These 3...
Rank this Week: 683

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Dec 18

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig
    The Marine Corps Times reports the court-martial conviction of a female guard at Miramar Naval Consolidated Brig, CA. Kohlman’s misconduct came to light when the prisoner, Shane Bardes, came forward last year with a detailed…
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
Rank this Week: 175

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    TLMA and NARO Texas File Amicus Brief in Chesapeake v. Hyder

    TLMA and NARO Texas File Amicus Brief in Chesapeake v. Hyder
    As I have written, Chesapeake has asked the Texas Supreme Court to reverse the San Antonio Court of Appeals' decision in Chesapeake v. Hyder. The court of appeals ruled that Chesapeake could not deduct post-production costs from the Hyders'…
  • Dec 16

    The Oil and Gas Lease -- Part III: the Leased Premise

    The Oil and Gas Lease -- Part III: the Leased Premise
    An essential element of any oil and gas lease is a description of the land to be covered by the lease. The test for a legal description is that it must contain, or make reference to recorded documents that contain, a description of the land…
  • Dec 8

    New Texas Railroad Commission Rules on Pipeline Permit

    New Texas Railroad Commission Rules on Pipeline Permit
    The Texas Railroad Commission has adopted amendments to its pipeline permits rule, 16 TAC Sec. 3.70. The amendments require pipeline companies to submit documentation to support their claim that they will operate the line as a common carrier…
Rank this Week: 973

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay
    Servers and bussers have been denied overtime pay and spread of hours pay at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit against Water’s Edge Restaurant claims…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable
    Waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. The Supreme Court held that Amazon warehouse workers were not…
  • Dec 11

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit
    A class action wage theft lawsuit brought by approximately 2,300 employees of various McDonald’s Restaurants owned by Crawford Restaurant Group in upstate New York. The wage theft lawsuit, which was filed by the restaurant workers in…
Rank this Week: 871

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    On Legal Education and the Execution and Exoneration of George Stinney, Jr.

    On Legal Education and the Execution and Exoneration of George Stinney, Jr.
    For days now I've been meaning to write about the would-be lawyers who claim to be so emotionally wrought over the news that they can't handle law school exams.  And the law schools that find their students' emotional stress over the…
  • Dec 10

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant
    On May 23, 1957, three Cleveland police officers arrived at appellant's residence in that city pursuant to information that "a person [was] hiding out in the home, who was wanted for questioning in connection with a recent bombing, and that…
  • Dec 9

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year
    No doubt it seemed a clever idea.  Focus on a single term of the Supreme Court to illuminate how it operates, what its individual and collective constitutional understanding currently indicates about some of the more controversial issues…
Rank this Week: 530

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.
    Apparently, Ulta, "we promise to answer your question in 24 hours" does not mean what you think it does.  Ten days and waiting, and you already shipped the order for which I had questions without first answering the questions.  BAD…
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
Rank this Week: 358

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    DHS hit with immigration lawsuit

    DHS hit with immigration lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.washingtonpost.com Anibal Fuentes came to the United States illegally years ago, faced deportation proceedings in December and was ordered…
  • Dec 15

    Phoenix arson investigators named in civil-rights lawsuit

    Phoenix arson investigators named in civil-rights lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.azcentral.com Phoenix Fire Department (Photo: The Republic) A 44-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against Phoenix alleging that Fire…
  • Dec 11

    How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers’ Minimum Wage

    How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers’ Minimum Wage
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nytimes.com Most Sunday mornings last summer, Julia Gould set up a table at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Alongside stalls selling shiitake mushrooms, free-range…
Rank this Week: 978

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Dec 18

    Happy Holidays to You and Your

    Happy Holidays to You and Your
    Holiday greetings go out to you and yours this season. Special thanks are extended to those who are working hard to keep folks safe but are away from family during the holiday time, whether truck driver, first responder, nurse, or retail…
  • Dec 15

    What Does Supreme Court’s Warehouse Workers’ Ruling Mean?

    What Does Supreme Court’s Warehouse Workers’ Ruling Mean?
    Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that contracted warehouse workers for Amazon did not have to be paid for time spent waiting to clear through an anti-theft security screening after their shifts. Justice Clarence Thomas ruled that…
  • Dec 11

    Examining the Ethics, Economics of Infection

    Examining the Ethics, Economics of Infection
    What is a person’s responsibility toward keeping fellow humans safe and healthy? How much of that responsibility falls onto an employer when it means sick people working because they don’t have sick leave, exposing coworkers and…
Rank this Week: 427

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 18

    Guest Post: Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?

    Guest Post: Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?
    by Rick Lines and Damon Barrett by Rick Lines and Damon Barrett [Dr Rick Lines and Damon Barrett are the Chair and Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, University of Essex] These are interesting times for…
  • Dec 16

    16 things to know about UN Sanction

    16 things to know about UN Sanction
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon The UN’s Department of Political Affairs recently published this list of “13 things to know about UN sanctions.”  If you scroll down on the link above, you’ll also see some great…
  • Dec 16

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Christopher Kutz, Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law School, has a fascinating new essay examining the possibility that “norms” against torture and…
Rank this Week: 290

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

    Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II
    The Clark County/Springfield OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies formed last year following a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield…
  • Dec 17

    Can I Get Limited Driving Privileges In My OVI Case?

    Can I Get Limited Driving Privileges In My OVI Case?
    Q. Can I get limited driving privileges during the pendency of my OVI case? A court may grant  privileges to a person who has had their license suspended pursuant to a pending OVI.  The Ohio Revised Code, 4510.021 limits driving to…
  • Dec 16

    Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

    Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II
    Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Kettering Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established www.KetteringDUI.com and www.KetteringOVI.com  to help…
Rank this Week: 867

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Taking A Breather

    Taking A Breather
    "Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits" is a classic quote from baseball great Satchel Paige.I opened up a blog post at the beginning of this year with that quote, so I'm concluding the year the same way, because it's time for…
  • Dec 17

    Can't Stay Away

    Can't Stay Away
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Michael Whitely, has been following and writing about New York-based Oriska Insurance Company for nearly a decade. His story this morning about the principal owner's travails with regulators and the…
  • Dec 16

    Stop Trying to Sell

    Stop Trying to Sell
    I read a lot of books and articles about selling. The topic fascinates me. One of my favorite quotes, by Jeffrey Gitomer who has written countless books on selling and lectures around the country on the topic, is, "people hate to be…
Rank this Week: 405

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Dec 18

    December Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC

    December Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
    Another edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival - or #ELBC as the cool kids call it - is now available. Check out Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here! by Blake McCammon on Blogging4Jobs. And yes,…
  • Dec 17

    PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart

    PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart
    On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000 Wal-Mart employees.[The employees] asserted that Wal-Mart had…
  • Dec 16

    Lawffice Links - NLRB Quickie Election

    Lawffice Links - NLRB Quickie Election
    Last week, the NLRB published its final rule regarding changes to union election procedures - sometimes dubbed "quickie" or "ambush" elections. I baked some Lawffice Links to mark the occasion:I suppose we should start with the official Final…
Rank this Week: 599

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    The Ombuds Blog Top Ten Stories of 2014, Nos. 7-10

    The Ombuds Blog Top Ten Stories of 2014, Nos. 7-10
    This is the fifth annual retrospective of the most important stories about Organizational Ombuds.  The list starts with numbers seven through ten.  The list continues in the next two weeks.(drumroll please...)10. Notable Retirements…
  • Dec 18

    Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons to Hold Midyear Conference in London, ON

    Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons to Hold Midyear Conference in London, ON
    Fanshawe College and Western University will host ACCUO’s Eastern Midyear Conference on January 28, 29, and 30, 2015.  Highlights of the meeting will include:January 28Sexual Violence on Campus and Sexual Violence Policies Andrew…
  • Dec 17

    ENOHE Calls for 2015 Paper

    ENOHE Calls for 2015 Paper
    The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education is inviting submissions for its 2015 annual conference to be held in Innsbruck, Austria on May 28-30, 2015 .  The theme is: "Years of Solitude? University Ombudsmen‘s Pioneering…
Rank this Week: 197

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    ITINs and U.S. Taxes for Foreign Taxpayer

    ITINs and U.S. Taxes for Foreign Taxpayer
    An Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) allows a foreign individual to file taxes with the IRS. There have been over 21 million ITINs issued since the program began in 1996. ITINS are designed for tax administration purposes and are…
  • Dec 16

    Bankruptcy? Improve the Finances of Your Florida Busine

    Bankruptcy? Improve the Finances of Your Florida Busine
    Part of running a successful business is to know how your business is performing on a financial level and to know the key actions to take in order to constantly improve the finances of your Florida business. If the following action are being…
  • Dec 11

    Low Down-Payment Mortgages for First-Time Homebuyers in Florida

    Low Down-Payment Mortgages for First-Time Homebuyers in Florida
    Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac have released news that they will begin to accept mortgages for first-time homebuyers in Florida and throughout the U.S. with down-payments of as little as 3%. The mortgage giants have stated that there will be…
Rank this Week: 638

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    BRINGING HOME THE BACON

    BRINGING HOME THE BACON
    Over on the South Florida Lawyers Blog,  ("Summary judgment is fun and interesting!" ) they are covering Judge Shephard's massive smack down of Judge David Miller in this opening paragraph of the  opinion on a writ of…
  • Dec 16

    THE WORST OF THE WORST

    THE WORST OF THE WORST
    Hate is protected speech.We are publishing, with permission of the recipient, the anonymous hate mail sent to her by a coward.And make no mistake about it, a coward sent this.We are publicizing it to shame the coward.Oh, they might enjoy it…
  • Dec 16

    THE BEST OF THE BEST

    THE BEST OF THE BEST
    In the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, under snow heavy skies and zero temperatures, 30 German Divisions attacked Allied armies in the Ardennes Forrest area of Belgium, Luxembourg and France.  The Allies, caught by surprise,…
Rank this Week: 107

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 18

    Seeking Reconsideration of Summary Judgment Motions in Tennessee

    Seeking Reconsideration of Summary Judgment Motions in Tennessee
    In Bilbo v. Ocoee Place Condominium Homeowners Ass’n, No. E2013-02532-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 12, 2014), plaintiffs filed suit alleging negligent construction of condos. Defendant HOA filed a motion for summary judgment stating…
  • Dec 15

    Conversion of Motions to Dismiss Into Motions for Summary Judgment

    Conversion of Motions to Dismiss Into Motions for Summary Judgment
               In Tennessee, trial judges are allowed to convert Rule 12 Motions to Dismiss into Motions for Summary Judgment, but this action “should be taken only in rare cases and with meticulous…
  • Dec 2

    Products Liability Statute of Repose and its Exceptions Held to be Constituational

    Products Liability Statute of Repose and its Exceptions Held to be Constituational
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently upheld the constitutionality of both the ten-year statute of repose under the Tennessee Products Liability Act (“TPLA”) and the exceptions thereunder for asbestos and silicone gel breast…
Rank this Week: 126

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 18

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction
    Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the…
  • Dec 15

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon
    If your corporate counsel isn't throwing around obscure legal terms, give them a copy of Latham & Watkins' "Book of Jargon—U.S. Corporate and Bank Finance." ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon…
  • Dec 12

    Surveys Suggest Law Firm Confidence at Year End

    Surveys Suggest Law Firm Confidence at Year End
    It’s simply remarkable just how much data is circulating in the legal industry about the state of things.  Last week we examined five law department surveys in the hunt for insights as we turn the corner into 2015. These studies…
Rank this Week: 120

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Law Student Perspective on Serial: Truth in the Criminal Justice System

    Law Student Perspective on Serial: Truth in the Criminal Justice System
    By now everyone has at least heard of the wildly successful podcast Serial.  I had been avoiding it for weeks because I knew it was the kind of show I would get obsessed with at the expense of my to-do list.  But last weekend I…
  • Dec 17

    Pre-Law Perspective on Serial: What is the evidence going to show?

    Pre-Law Perspective on Serial: What is the evidence going to show?
    Although I was late jumping on the Serial bandwagon, I was quickly hooked after listening to the first episode. If you haven’t been listening, I highly recommend taking sometime to catch up on the true crime story being shared in…
  • Dec 12

    8 Nights of Chanukah: Life Hacks for the Legal Mind

    8 Nights of Chanukah: Life Hacks for the Legal Mind
    The holiday ornaments are up in my office building’s lobby, so you know it’s official: festivus is nigh. As I somehow move into smaller and smaller apartments in this pastoral, no-name town that is San Francisco, my yearning for…
Rank this Week: 128

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court effectively invites police to be rusty on the law.

    Supreme Court effectively invites police to be rusty on the law.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Dec 11

    My old law firm sues Bill Cosby for libel. With libel, I only defend.

    My old law firm sues Bill Cosby for libel. With libel, I only defend.
       By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Dec 9

    Today is Human Rights Day. Take action daily.

    Today is Human Rights Day. Take action daily.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
Rank this Week: 209

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 771

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender
    12-17-2014 Ohio: MANSFIELD – The Richland County Community Corrections Board approved a change Wednesday to admit some homeless county sex offenders to a local facility. Nothing Into Something Real Estate is a faith-based nonprofit agency…
  • Dec 16

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back
    12-15-2014 Indiana: Enforcement remains a concern for several Vigo County Park Board members, as the board on Monday continued its discussion of whether or not people listed on the state’s sex offender registry should be banned from…
  • Dec 15

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate
    12-15-2014 Rhode Island: CRANSTON — To reach D-mod, a specialized unit at the High Security Center of the Adult Correctional Institutions, you must pass through a series of steel doors manned by guards inside fortified control booths. You…
Rank this Week: 18

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 391

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    What to Do When a Parking Lot Collision in Florida Occur

    What to Do When a Parking Lot Collision in Florida Occur
    The time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the busiest shopping time of the year, which makes parking lots the busiest as well. When parking lots are crowded with cars, trucks, SUVs, and pedestrians, it is likely that a parking lot…
  • Dec 13

    How Fires Occur in Wheelchairs Leading to Fatal Injuries in Florida

    How Fires Occur in Wheelchairs Leading to Fatal Injuries in Florida
    Motorized wheelchairs are wonderful for people who cannot walk or get around on their own. They help make the impossible possible for many people; however, some electric wheelchairs have caught on fire and caused fatal injuries.…
  • Dec 9

    The Reality of Struck-by Vehicle Accidents on Florida Work Site

    The Reality of Struck-by Vehicle Accidents on Florida Work Site
    Did you know that one in four fatalities involving a person struck by a vehicle is a construction worker? It’s true, according to OSHA. In fact, these types of deadly work accidents involve construction workers—more than any other…
Rank this Week: 583

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
  • Dec 17

    Don’t Light Up Those Cubans Just Yet

    Don’t Light Up Those Cubans Just Yet
    President Obama today announced his intention to make some changes in U.S. sanctions on Cuba. Although these changes fall far short of lifting the embargo completely, the usual suspects on the Hill have already started the wailing and…
  • Dec 16

    The Shoot Blanks, Don’t They?

    The Shoot Blanks, Don’t They?
    In case you were wondering, rifles that shoot blanks are still rifles and are covered by Category I of the United States Munitions List.  So, film producers shooting at foreign locations may need to get from the State Department’s…
  • Dec 10

    Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius: E Pluribus (License Conditions) Unum

    Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius: E Pluribus (License Conditions) Unum
    The Bureau of Industry and Security has announced that, starting on December 8, a new license condition will appear on all validated licenses. That condition reads as follows: Unless limited by a condition set forth below, the export,…
Rank this Week: 898

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 310

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 17

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013
    “A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [December 16, 2014]. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at…
  • Dec 17

    Option-Based Credit Spread

    Option-Based Credit Spread
    Culp, Christopher L. and Nozawa, Yoshio and Veronesi, Pietro, Option-Based Credit Spreads (December 15, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2538876 “Theoretically, corporate debt is economically equivalent to…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
    December 17, 2014: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower…
Rank this Week: 17

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 17

    Seeking Relief from a Lien or Levy Pending an Appeal (New York)

    Seeking Relief from a Lien or Levy Pending an Appeal (New York)
    Upon an appeal of a money judgment, and upon the purchase of a bond, CPLR § 5204 provides the judgment debtor with potential "suspension" of judgment enforcement, including the cancellation of levies and releasing of liens. The court…
  • Dec 16

    Can a Default Judgment Effect a Lien on my Home?

    Can a Default Judgment Effect a Lien on my Home?
    You better believe debt buyers and collection lawyers are looking for your money and property to satisfy their default judgment. First, they'll seek to restrain ("freeze") your bank accounts, which forces you to turn over money out of sheer…
  • Dec 14

    Judgment Creditor versus Transferee: Who Has Rights to the Money/Property?

    Judgment Creditor versus Transferee: Who Has Rights to the Money/Property?
    This blog entry is part of a series that simplifies each section of New York CPLR Article 52, "Enforcement of Money Judgments." There are 53 sections in Article 52. This entry is the 2nd of 53. For a living, I fight judgment creditors,…
Rank this Week: 451