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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Finally! Free male cancer screening

    Finally! Free male cancer screening
    Regular readers already know that the long list of ObamaTax "freebies" (preventive care bennies paid at 100% with no deductible, etc) does not include male-specific items such as prostate screenings.But never fear, turns out a completely…
  • Feb 3

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna
    Had unusual message when I arrived at the office this today:"Good morning! I'm considering donating a kidney to my father, and I've been told to ask about my life insurance. For one thing, can they cancel it or raise my rates if I do go…
  • Feb 2

    And so it begin

    And so it begin
    Well, to be fair, it'd already begun, but I believe this marks the beginning of the end of agents selling health insurance plans. From Anthem email just now:"[F]or 2016, we will not pay commissions on new Individual members who enroll in…
Rank this Week: 588

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 659

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 3

    Divorce And Taxes – Did Your Change Your Name?

    Divorce And Taxes – Did Your Change Your Name?
    There are lots of changes during a divorce.  For many, one change comes in resuming a maiden or former name.  While the change may be comforting for some reasons, it can create issues if not done properly.  For…
  • Jan 20

    A Release Of Liability May Bar A Negligence Claim

    A Release Of Liability May Bar A Negligence Claim
      The Delaware Supreme Court was recently asked to examine a release of liability.  Ketler v. PFPA, LLC, d/b/a Planet Fitness, No. 319, 2015 (Jan. 15, 2016). Plaintiff, DeShaun Ketler (“Ketler”), filed an action in the…
  • Jan 19

    Podcast – Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Cost-Effective Solution

    Podcast – Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Cost-Effective Solution
    Litigation has unfortunately become a routine part of life – both corporate and personal – in today’s society. However, a trend has emerged to resolve litigious, often complex and highly charged legal disputes without going…
Rank this Week: 874

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/
  • Feb 3

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $70,000 for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Suthakar v. Humble) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released today with split reasons but the BC Court of Appeal addressing whether a new trial is warranted where a Court makes an adverse credibility finding based in part on misapprehended evidence. In today’s…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada
    When a person shares sexually explicit images with another in confidence and has that confidence betrayed by the recipient posting the images publicly on line are there recognized grounds to sue for damages?  A recent case in Ontario…
Rank this Week: 108

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface
    In Boston warmer winters often mean icy conditions. Melted snow or daytime rainfall collects in pools and puddles that may freeze when temps fall at night. Unfortunately, these icy surfaces can spell disaster, especially in public parking…
  • Feb 2

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?
    Car accidents can result in a long list of expenses, such as property damage and medical bills. But the financial toll doesn’t always end there.  Pain and suffering, both physical and mental, can result in long-term complications,…
  • Jan 29

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?
    It is common knowledge that fatigued or drowsy driving increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, drowsiness is a symptom of several medical conditions and a side effect of many prescription medications. For this reason, medications that…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
  • Jan 18

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] Many readers will know that I have been very critical of Alice Goffman’s claims, in On the Run, that the Philadelphia police have had routine access to patient and visitor records in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 865

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Feb 3

    FDA Ups Transvaginal Mesh Warning Label as “High Risk Devices”

    FDA Ups Transvaginal Mesh Warning Label as “High Risk Devices”
    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the popular plastic transvaginal mesh device that has been used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) transvaginally, or through the vagina, will have to undergo rigorous safety…
  • Feb 3

    AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Lawsuit Filed

    AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Lawsuit Filed
    Timothy Wilkes from Ohio, filed a testosterone drug personal injury and product liability lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. According to Wilkes, the side effects of the popular testosterone replacement…
  • Feb 3

    J&J Ethicon Prolift Vaginal Mesh $12.5M Verdict

    J&J Ethicon Prolift Vaginal Mesh $12.5M Verdict
    Recently, a Philadelphia jury found for the plaintiff Patricia Hammons, who suffered serious internal injuries from the Ethicon Prolift vaginal mesh. Johnson and Johnson, the manufacturer is exposed to at least fifty thousand similar claims,…
Rank this Week: 262

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    What is “constitutional” about “constitutional political economy”?

    What is “constitutional” about “constitutional political economy”?
    For the Symposium on the Constitution and Economic InequalityK. Sabeel RahmanLast week the Texas Law Review hosted an excellent symposium on the “Constitution and inequality,” centered around the forthcoming Constitution of…
  • Feb 2

    The Limits of Bernie Sanders' Imagination

    The Limits of Bernie Sanders' Imagination
    Sen. Sanders, whom I admire a great deal though I in fact support Hillary Clinton, has in recent speeches, including that last night in Iowa, of calling for a political "revolution." Moreover, he repeatedly emphasizes, altogether accurately,…
  • Jan 31

    Populism and Progressivism, Traditionalism and Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle over the Republican Party

    Populism and Progressivism, Traditionalism and Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle over the Republican Party
    In a series of posts, Sean Trende has diagnosed the current split in the Republican Party as a conflict between cultural cosmpolitianism and cultural traditionalism. Back in 1995, I described a related split in terms of the opposition between…
Rank this Week: 179

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...--"A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens (1859).Perhaps (er, certainly) this is a little dramatic, but this is what I thought…
  • Jan 25

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint
    We lawyers love to make rules for ourselves.As a regulated profession, lawyers are bound by their state's Code of Ethics. And while many of those provisions have nothing to do with competition, one rule in particular stands out. Model Rule…
  • Jan 18

    Writing Effective Cease-and-Desist Letter

    Writing Effective Cease-and-Desist Letter
    For many business litigators, authoring a "cease-and-desist" letter is the go-to move when their clients face a threat of unfair competition. Although a cease-and-desist letter can be relatively easy in concept to draft, writing an…
Rank this Week: 883

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 964

InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

Covers legal and compliance issues faced by executives and general counsels.

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Employer Tax Obligation

    Employer Tax Obligation
    With tax season in full swing, employers should know what could happen if they fail to file and mail W-2 forms. They could face hefty financial and legal repercussions. Businesses have an obligation to mail out W2 forms to their ……
  • Jan 25

    2016 Employment Law Trend

    2016 Employment Law Trend
    As 2016 begins, there are already trends popping up within the employment law arena. As the year progresses, here’s what employers can expect: Increase in FSLA initiatives and enforcement There’s a lot going on with wages right…
  • Jan 18

    Corporate Compliance Program

    Corporate Compliance Program
    As regulations have increased within many industries, compliance programs have become more common. Corporate compliance programs ensure that all employees understand and follow the code of ethics laid out by the company. When creating a…
Rank this Week: 437

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Then Versus Now

    Then Versus Now
    My post this morning at Fault Lines is about cops speeding. Someone who goes by LawDog put up this quote as a comment: “Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials be subjected to the same rules of conduct that…
  • Feb 1

    Tempe’s Perverted Prioritie

    Tempe’s Perverted Prioritie
    A recent article about Tempe discusses some new cash coming in for a very important purpose: The Tempe Police Department has been awarded a grant worth more than $360,000 to tackle a backlog of untested rape kits. “We are looking at…
  • Jan 8

    New Mimesis Blog Post

    New Mimesis Blog Post
    I’m still busy writing posts over at Mimesis Law. Here’s everything from the last month or so: Yeah, Kelvin Melton is probably a bad guy, but let’s quit wasting everyone’s time and money on him. Don’t tape your…
Rank this Week: 783

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation
    One of the more frustrating turns of events for individuals ordered to pay alimony is the discovery that the ex-spouse to whom they are making support payments has moved in with a boyfriend or girlfriend. In some situations, your…
  • Jan 27

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need
    A North Florida trial court’s decision to award an ex-wife only enough alimony to cover her insurance expenses was recently thrown out by the 1st District Court of Appeal as not proper under the requirements of the Florida Statutes. In…
  • Jan 20

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court
    An ex-husband who failed to make payments to his ex-wife, even though he was financially able, was nevertheless able to escape being slammed with contempt of court. The 5th District Court of Appeal overturned a trial court decision that…
Rank this Week: 585

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 994

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, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    New EEOC Rule Aims to Reduce Gender Wage Gap

    New EEOC Rule Aims to Reduce Gender Wage Gap
    Owen H. Laird On January 29, 2016, President Obama proposed a new federal rule aimed at reducing the gender pay gap. Prior to this rule, the EEOC required companies with more than 100 employees to provide the EEOC with annual data regarding…
  • Feb 1

    The Northern District of Illinois Rules Against a Plaintiff Alleging Race Discrimination Due To Timing of Complaint

    The Northern District of Illinois Rules Against a Plaintiff Alleging Race Discrimination Due To Timing of Complaint
    by Yarelyn Mena and Walker G. Harman, Jr. On January 26, 2016, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the Northern District of Illinois decision to grant summary judgment for the defendant, Sedgwick Claims…
  • Jan 21

    NLRB Rules Workplace No-Recording Policy Unlawful

    NLRB Rules Workplace No-Recording Policy Unlawful
    Lucie Riviere On December 24, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that Whole Foods Market, Inc.’s policy of prohibiting employees from audio and video recording in the workplace violates the National Labor…
Rank this Week: 315

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 3

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So local TV news in the U.S. is hardly the most sophisticated part of the U.S. media.  Still, I was taken aback by this passage from a news report from WACH Fox Channel 57  in South Carolina. COLUMBIA,…
  • Feb 2

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The African Union has decided against sending peacekeepers to crisis-hit Burundi…
  • Feb 1

    As Ukraine Prepares to Take Russia to UNCLOS Arbitration Over Crimea, I Predict Russia’s Likely Reaction

    As Ukraine Prepares to Take Russia to UNCLOS Arbitration Over Crimea, I Predict Russia’s Likely Reaction
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku There have been noises coming out Ukraine for years that its government was preparing an international legal action against Russia over Crimea.  It looks like Ukraine has finally prepared to pull the…
Rank this Week: 321

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Feb 3

    Wall Collapse Kills Chicago Construction Worker

    Wall Collapse Kills Chicago Construction Worker
    A tragic accident at Ford’s assembly plant in Chicago claimed the life of a construction worker earlier this month and critically injured another who attempted to assist the first worker. Whenever an accident claims the life of a…
  • Feb 1

    Snow Covered Bike Lanes Force Chicago Cyclists into Busy Street

    Snow Covered Bike Lanes Force Chicago Cyclists into Busy Street
    Winter weather can be treacherous for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike, but the inability of the City of Chicago to clear bicycle lanes consistently following snowfall forces bicyclists to share lanes with traffic. The Chicago bike…
  • Jan 29

    Chicago Continues to Push More Bike Lanes in City Street

    Chicago Continues to Push More Bike Lanes in City Street
    In October 2015, the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) announced its longer-term goals and five-year vision for maximizing the network of trails and bike lanes throughout Chicago. The bike advocacy group is strongly proposing the addition…
Rank this Week: 509

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Feb 3

    Against the Great Neutering: Mr. Cage, thank you for being a Man.

    Against the Great Neutering: Mr. Cage, thank you for being a Man.
    On Twitter this morning I found the below Tweet. I was moved. Via Mr. Cage @I_AmAmerica "I'm Young, Black, Married, Father, Christian Conservative with a Huge Attitude": Dear Men of America Our women and children need us to be…
  • Jan 31

    Do Faith and Religion oversimply Real Life and prevent some of us from growing?

    Do Faith and Religion oversimply Real Life and prevent some of us from growing?
    Good Sunday morning--and Query: 1. I believe in a God or gods or some "oversoul" and that there is something eternal and infinite about each human being. I always have. 2. But I don't believe in organized faith or religion....
  • Jan 31

    J. Dan Hull, II (March 11, 1900 - October 13, 1987)

    J. Dan Hull, II (March 11, 1900 - October 13, 1987)
    J. Dan Hull, II, 1933. Above is his Yale Ph.D picture. Class act. American dream overachiever and gentlemen's gentlemen. Authentic and honest--and never went out of his way to trumpet either trait. My Grandpop. First Hull in Virginia-Missouri…
Rank this Week: 358

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 3

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    This is one busy congressional hump day! Actually, some stuff happened yesterday but aside from that minor technicality… Let’s start with the good: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have…
  • Jan 28

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice
    Although you may think so given the craziness of some of our PopTort posts, the topic of “weed” doesn’t often appear in ThePopTort. Except weed can mean lots of things. There’s also the “bad apple” kind of…
  • Jan 26

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison
    In April 2014, in an effort to save money, Flint Michigan’s unelected emergency manager (appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder) switched the city’s water source to the polluted Flint River. The drinking water immediately…
Rank this Week: 946

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
  • Jan 18

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court
    Yes, the officer will show up to court and he is doesn’t, it will probably be for a very good reason. Don’t let this be your defense option. Contact me today to see how I can help you. Video Transcription The officer will show up…
Rank this Week: 148

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Software Expert Witness Testimony Allowed By Daubert

    Software Expert Witness Testimony Allowed By Daubert
    Software expert was hired to provide testimony into the calculation of damages in a breach of license agreement.  The Defendant filed a motion to exclude the expert witness testimony under Daubert. Facts:  This case (SAS Institute…
  • Feb 2

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
      Fick v. Exxon Mobil Corporation – United States District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana – February 1st, 2016 – This is a personal injury case involving a shrimp boat hitting a pipe to a well.  The…
  • Feb 1

    Hospitality Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Hospitality Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    The Defendants filed a motion to exclude the testimony of Plaintiff’s hospitality expert witness based on the unreliability of his scientific methods.  The court denied this motion. Facts: This case (Atmosphere Hospitality…
Rank this Week: 364

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Lawrence Law Group.

http://www.jacksonvilleinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 763

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Feb 3

    Two Unlicensed Miami Clinic Owners Use Straw Owner to Defraud Insurance Companie

    Two Unlicensed Miami Clinic Owners Use Straw Owner to Defraud Insurance Companie
    On January 22, 2015, The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrest of Noel Ruiz of Miami and Alberto B. Franco of Hialeah. The two individuals owned unlicensed clinics and were…
  • Jan 29

    Florida Uber Driver Insurance Bill Gains traction

    Florida Uber Driver Insurance Bill Gains traction
    On January 19, 2016, the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance committee unanimously advanced an “Uber bill” that would set statewide insurance standards for drivers of ride-sharing services. The panel voted 10-0 to send Senate…
  • Jan 22

    Bradenton Insurance Agent Arrested After Defrauding Client of More than $200,000

    Bradenton Insurance Agent Arrested After Defrauding Client of More than $200,000
    In a January 5, 2016 press release, The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrest of Timothy T. Rush, 38 year-old, Bradenton-based insurance agent. Rush was arrested for allegedly stealing $224,600 from an unsuspecting…
Rank this Week: 829

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 953

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    OPINION: Matter of K.A., A.A., & A.A.

    OPINION: Matter of K.A., A.A., & A.A.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 15-0160, 2016 MT 27, IN THE MATTER OF: K.A., A.A., & A.A., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Feb 3

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Johnson

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Johnson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 15-0099, 2016 MT 26N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. CHRISTOPHER R. JOHNSON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 3

    OPINION: Kinnaman v. Mountain West

    OPINION: Kinnaman v. Mountain West
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 15-0305, 2016 MT 25, ESTATE OF CRAIG MICHAEL KINNAMAN and NANCY KINNAMAN, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Craig Michael Kinnaman,…
Rank this Week: 27

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kansas:  State v. Gauger, 2016 WL 97343 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining thatRobert Alfred Gauger, III, appeals his conviction for theft by…
  • Jan 29

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  Bozelko v. Commissioner of Correction, 2016 WL 305628 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining what the appeal involved and who was bringing…
  • Jan 27

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Lowell, 2015 WL 8349916 (2015).  The court begins by explaining how the case arose:This criminal appeal concerns defendant's motion to suppress evidence.…
Rank this Week: 699

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result
    As Socially Aware readers know, privacy presents real business risks that have the potential to negatively impact a company’s bottom line, from the legal fees associated with a data breach to revenue declines stemming from a loss of…
  • Feb 2

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache
    The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability. A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report indicated that, “[on] average, interoperability is necessary to create 40…
  • Jan 28

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we offer practical tips to help ensure…
Rank this Week: 803

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Feb 3

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data
    Over the last decade, the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI), our rolling five year forecast of Internet trends has delivered some amazing and eye-popping predictions. Today’s VNI Mobile Forecast update , for example, shows…
  • Jan 28

    IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World

    IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World
    As we enter 2016, I can’t help but reflect on the staggering success and take up of the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to any device able to connect to the Internet. Mobile penetration is booming, broadband access continues to…
  • Nov 17

    Connecting Schools and Students Via Smart Policy

    Connecting Schools and Students Via Smart Policy
    Around the world, over 57 million children of primary school age do not have access to quality education and over 250 million children cannot read or write by the time they reach grade four. In addition, the International Telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 842

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fraud and Income Tax Evasion

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fraud and Income Tax Evasion
    This blog has repeatedly reported on what not to do when filing for personal bankruptcy protection and getting a “fresh start” and the reports come down to this:  do not submit false testimony, be honest in your bankruptcy…
  • Jan 13

    Former Worcester Airline Direct Air Executives File Bankruptcy and Charged with Fraud

    Former Worcester Airline Direct Air Executives File Bankruptcy and Charged with Fraud
    Direct Air was a private charter airline that flew out of numerous small airports including Worcester Regional Airport through 2012.  Formally known as Southern Air & Tours, doing business as Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tours, and…
  • Jan 6

    Massachusetts Attorney General Sues Bankruptcy Collection Firm Lustig, Glaser & Wilson

    Massachusetts Attorney General Sues Bankruptcy Collection Firm Lustig, Glaser & Wilson
    As a Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer, we help many folks who need to discharge their debts and get a fresh start.  Many debts have already gone to collection.  The collection law firms in Massachusetts include the Waltham firm…
Rank this Week: 876

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Munich court rules in favor of YouTube in GEMA damages case A court in Munich has ruled that the online video service…
  • Jan 20

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify hit by second US copyright infringement lawsuit Music subscription service Spotify is facing a second class…
  • Jan 6

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. What better way of starting 2016 with a new issue. Here are some of the highlights. YouTube breathes easy as the PRS deal with SoundCloud means no safe harbor test UK…
Rank this Week: 740

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Two interesting questions: how should…

    Two interesting questions: how should jurors be charged with respect to social media and wireless device usage; and should jurors be advised during voir dire that their social media presence may be viewed by the attorneys?
  • Feb 2

    Five Thirty Eight reports that "Trump won…

    Five Thirty Eight reports that "Trump won 39 percent of the vote among Iowans who decided on their candidate more than a month ago. But he took just 13 percent of voters who had decided in the last few days, with Rubio instead winning the …
  • Feb 1

    You don't hear enough about Jessie Jackson…

    You don't hear enough about Jessie Jackson these days, but as Pierce points out Jessie was as close as it gets to winning twice.
Rank this Week: 423

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Feb 3

    Abnormal Use At The DRI Product Liability Conference (In New Orleans)

    Abnormal Use At The DRI Product Liability Conference (In New Orleans)
    We here at Abnormal Use have been writing about products liability cases for six years now. So, it may not surprise you, dear readers, that we will be attending the 2016 DRI Product Liability Conference this week in New Orleans,…
  • Feb 2

    Super Bowl Ticket Lawsuit Dismissal Affirmed by Third Circuit

    Super Bowl Ticket Lawsuit Dismissal Affirmed by Third Circuit
    Two years ago, we reported on a lawsuit filed by Josh Finkelman against the NFL. We summarized the allegations of the lawsuit as follows: . . . New Jersey consumer protection laws allegedly require that 5 percent of tickets to an event…
  • Feb 1

    Lip Balm Users Rejoice, EOS Lawsuit Settled As Quickly As It Began

    Lip Balm Users Rejoice, EOS Lawsuit Settled As Quickly As It Began
    Just a couple weeks ago, we wrote about the new class action lawsuit over the insanely popular Evolution of Smooth (EOS) lip balm. In that suit, the plaintiffs allege that even though the EOS packaging claims the product makes lips…
Rank this Week: 167

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 3

    California Supreme Court Ruling is an Important Win for Homeowner

    California Supreme Court Ruling is an Important Win for Homeowner
    California's Supreme Court has ruled... assuming a purchase money mortgage, homeowners don’t have to worry about deficiency judgments regardless of whether foreclosure or short sale.
  • Feb 2

    Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Extended Again… and Again… and Again

    Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Extended Again… and Again… and Again
    President Obama extended the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through December 31, 2016. The extension is retroactive and covers mortgage debt cancelled in 2015.
  • Jan 26

    Measuring the Real Costs of Credit Damage

    Measuring the Real Costs of Credit Damage
    The question is how you can determine whether the damage done to your credit reaches the degree that it makes sense to try to recover monetary damages as part of a lawsuit.
Rank this Week: 379

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 901

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 3

    “CDC Tells Fertile Women: Don’t Drink At All”

    “CDC Tells Fertile Women: Don’t Drink At All”
    “Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they’re using contraception, federal health officials said Tuesday, in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.” [Liz Szabo/USA Today…
  • Feb 2

    New data mandate will feed pay-gap myth

    New data mandate will feed pay-gap myth
    Cato’s Daily Podcast features Thaya Brook Knight discussing the proposal outlined in this space the other day: President Obama wants to compel many companies to begin reporting salary information to the federal government. Thaya Brook…
  • Feb 2

    February 3 roundup

    February 3 roundup
    To what extent should law schools pursue missions other than that of training lawyers to practice competently? [Ken at Popehat] Survivors of woman slain in terror attack seek $200 million from county of San Bernardino [Courthouse News] A…
Rank this Week: 17

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 608

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Feb 3

    Illinois Department of Insurance January 2016 Regulatory Agenda

    Illinois Department of Insurance January 2016 Regulatory Agenda
    The Illinois Department of Insurance recently posted its January 2016 Regulatory Agenda. The Regulatory Agenda contains several proposed changes to holding company regulations. The Insurance Holding Company Systems Article of the Illinois…
  • Feb 2

    Federal Bill Would Require Disclosure of Beneficial Owners In Real Estate Transactions:

    Federal Bill Would Require Disclosure of Beneficial Owners In Real Estate Transactions:
    A bipartisan team of Congresspersons from New York plan to reintroduce legislation that would require disclosure of information about the beneficial owners of LLCs used in real estate transactions. Pursuant to the Incorporation Transparency…
  • Feb 2

    New California Law Creates Dilemma for Insurers and Their E-Contracting Processe

    New California Law Creates Dilemma for Insurers and Their E-Contracting Processe
    California recently passed state law AB 1131 to establish new electronic process standards for life and annuity insurers. This new statute requires additional steps beyond those specified in the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and…
Rank this Week: 185

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 45

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 3

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
  • Feb 2

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Despite a $25 million rebuke by a federal jury in December for contributing to piracy on its Internet service, Music publisher BMG says that Cox Communications has not learned its lesson. BMG said Cox's network continues to be used by…
  • Feb 2

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing
    In the United Kingdom, PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) have confirmed that, following a strategic review commenced in 2015, the two companies plan to create a joint venture. The new company, jointly and equally owned…
Rank this Week: 987

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Feb 3

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?
    In 2006 David Cameron said the HRA ‘has stopped us responding properly in terms of terrorism, particularly in terms of deporting those who may do us harm in this country’. In 2014 his party published proposals to amend the HRA,…
  • Feb 2

    The Rule of Law and Parliament: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Brian Chang

    The Rule of Law and Parliament: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Brian Chang
    In “The Ballad of East and West”, Rudyard Kipling memorably wrote East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat. Is this an accurate…
  • Feb 2

    Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6

    Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6
    Mark William Patrick MacLennan v Her Majesty’s Advocate, [2015] HCJAC 128 – Read judgment The High Court has refused an appeal under Article 6 on the lack of effective cross-examination of child witness, but has provided…
Rank this Week: 950

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Feb 3

    Talking Hands-Free is Still Distracted Driving

    Talking Hands-Free is Still Distracted Driving
    When a driver loses control of a vehicle and causes an accident, distracted driving is often cited as the reason. Distracted driving can be a byproduct of adjusting a car radio, eating, applying makeup, or any other in-car multi-tasking.…
  • Jan 20

    When Personal Injuries Involve Children

    When Personal Injuries Involve Children
    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 12,000 children in the United States age 19 or younger lose their lives due to unintentional injuries each year, and another 9.2 million are treated in…
  • Jan 5

    Driving too Fast is a Recipe for Disaster

    Driving too Fast is a Recipe for Disaster
    It’s cold and the headlights of the car can see snow off on the side of the road. The road looks clear so the driver hits the accelerator not realizing that the road is covered with a thin layer of ice. In a few moments…
Rank this Week: 985

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?
    As readers of this blog know, we at Awapatent are actively following the exciting developments in the creation of a unitary patent system in Europe. It will be possible to obtain European patents with unitary effect in 25 countries, and…
  • Jan 29

    Moncler secured victory with a substantial Damages Award

    Moncler secured victory with a substantial Damages Award
    Italian brand Moncler secured victory against Chinese infringer with a substantial Damages Award In a so-called “landmark” decision by the Beijing IP Court, luxury down jacket maker Moncler secured a victory against Beijing…
  • Jan 25

    Exclusive competence of the UPC – is it time to develop opt-out strategies?

    Exclusive competence of the UPC – is it time to develop opt-out strategies?
    The Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA), “the Court”, will enter into force four months after the 13th Contracting Member State has deposited its instrument of ratification. This date has been gradually moved forward from…
Rank this Week: 389

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    New Statewide Regs Push for Local Bans on Medical Marijuana

    New Statewide Regs Push for Local Bans on Medical Marijuana
    Since medical marijuana was legalized in the State of California back in the mid 1990s, there has been a lack of statewide regulation for the most part. The state did not want to get involved, so, for that reason, people often compared the…
  • Jan 30

    Florida Citizens Pushing for Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

    Florida Citizens Pushing for Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
    Every year, we see additional states legalizing medical marijuana. In some states and the District of Columbia, we have actually had votes for full legalization of marijuana, even for recreational purposes. This definitely seems the way…
  • Jan 28

    Medical Marijuana Laws in CA More Liberal than in NY

    Medical Marijuana Laws in CA More Liberal than in NY
    There has been a huge increase in the support for medical marijuana legalization across the nation since California legalized medical marijuana 20 years ago. However, it has been in the past 10 years that we have seen such a large surge of…
Rank this Week: 302

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Feb 2

    Tip of the month:  Focus on improving personal time management

    Tip of the month:  Focus on improving personal time management
    If you are one the lucky people who is already good at managing your time, stop reading this post. For everyone else, there is no better way to increase efficiency than to improve your personal time management. So type “time...
  • Jan 26

    To develop new business, focus on your personal strength

    To develop new business, focus on your personal strength
    According to traditional stereotypes, “a good salesperson can sell anything.” That good salesperson was probably on the football team in high school, is fun at parties, mixes easily at networking events, and can quickly become…
  • Jan 19

    How to improve the process of defining legal scope:  The case of Levenfeld Pearlstein (Part 2 of 2)

    How to improve the process of defining legal scope:  The case of Levenfeld Pearlstein (Part 2 of 2)
    By Gary Richards and Jim Hassett Managing partner Rob Romanoff provided a specific example of how our scope workshop related to an ongoing matter where a client requested some work for a flat fee: This was in an area where...
Rank this Week: 281

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 541