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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 346

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 8: Daniel Hemel's "The Federalist Safeguards of Progressive Taxation"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 8: Daniel Hemel's "The Federalist Safeguards of Progressive Taxation"
    Yesterday we resumed after spring break, and dipped a toe into the deep blue waters of constitutional law.  Daniel Hemel's paper looks at three recent developments in federalism doctrine, viewed by many as efforts by a conservative…
  • Mar 15

    AMT nostalgia

    AMT nostalgia
    As per this NYT op-ed, the 2005 Trump tax return is causing some people to salute the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and argue that it should be retained after all.I actually wrote about this topic nearly 30 years ago, when I was just starting…
  • Mar 15

    Wrong road for anti-Trump protestor

    Wrong road for anti-Trump protestor
    I tell a Village Voice reporter that, no, refusing to pay your federal income taxes isn't a good way to show opposition to Trump.
Rank this Week: 663

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    What Does It Mean To "Reside" for Insurance Purposes?

    What Does It Mean To "Reside" for Insurance Purposes?
    PROPERTY – RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT – CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY – AGENT LIABILITYHarrison v. Allstate Indemnity Co.(Sup. Ct., Steuben Co., decided 3/3/2017)In 2009 plaintiffs moved 5-6 miles from the insured dwelling, their home…
  • Mar 18

    The Updated Should-You-Wish-to-Complain-About-Your-Insurance-Company Advisory Paragraph

    The Updated Should-You-Wish-to-Complain-About-Your-Insurance-Company Advisory Paragraph
    I've blogged several times about the consumer advisory paragraph of New York Insurance Regulation 64 (11 NYCRR Part 216).  Personal Lines insurers that do business in New York State should know that Regulation 64 requires…
  • Mar 16

    Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibu

    Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibu
    It has been said that someone who lies about little things will lie about big things.  Not may lie. Will lie.  True or not, many jurisdictions recognize the legal maxim of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus ("false in one thing,…
Rank this Week: 325

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Mar 21

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure
    A breach of a printing company system shows the exposure to third party breaches, and the importance of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) for protection from situations outside…
  • Mar 7

    One Third of US Companies Breached

    One Third of US Companies Breached
    According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 34% of [large] US companies were breached in the 12 months prior to the survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important…
  • Mar 2

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good
    Expert hackers are good, and can quickly breach most targets, according to a survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important additional protection.
Rank this Week: 621

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment
    Source: Channel News Asia (19 March 2017)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/erdogan-sees-turkey-parliament-restoring-capital-punishment/3606628.htmlISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (Mar 18) he expected…
  • Mar 14

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly
    Source: The Japan Times (12 March 2017)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/12/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-says-uses-death-penalty-sparingly/#.WMfSXPnyvIUBEIJING – China’s chief justice said Sunday that his…
  • Mar 10

    Philippine House approves reinstating death penalty

    Philippine House approves reinstating death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (8 March 2017)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-house-approves-reinstating-death-penaltyThe Philippine House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a Bill to reinstate the death…
Rank this Week: 937

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Mar 21

    Willful Blindness or Deliberate Ignorance – Either One Can Get You in Trouble

    Willful Blindness or Deliberate Ignorance – Either One Can Get You in Trouble
    It does not matter if you purposefully decided not to look at the results of an audit, you could still be found culpable. Let us suppose you have engaged a firm to conduct an audit of your operations. You get...
  • Mar 7

    OMB Issues Guidance on Implementation of “One In, Two Out” Executive Order

    OMB Issues Guidance on Implementation of “One In, Two Out” Executive Order
    This is a guest post from my good friend, Lynn Bergeson; you can see her blog at http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/ By Lynn L. Bergeson, James V. Aidala, and Margaret R. Graham On February 2, 2017, Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator of…
  • Mar 6

    The Executive Order on WOTUS – A Follow-Up

    The Executive Order on WOTUS – A Follow-Up
    On February 28, 2017, the White House issued the Executive Order (“EO”) entitled “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by reviewing the "Waters of the United States" Rule.” The EO took aim at the…
Rank this Week: 750

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Mar 21

    Assault By GIF (Assault with a Deadly Twitter Part VI)

    Assault By GIF (Assault with a Deadly Twitter Part VI)
    This is Part VI of the ongoing coverage of Assault With A Deadly Twitter. Previous entries: Can You Sue Someone For A Tweet That Induces Epilepsy? (Part I) Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter? (Part II) Can You…
  • Mar 18

    Assault With A Deadly Twitter Part V

    Assault With A Deadly Twitter Part V
    This is Part V of the ongoing coverage of Assault With A Deadly Twitter. Previous entries: Can You Sue Someone For A Tweet That Induces Epilepsy? (Part I) Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter? (Part II) Can You…
  • Mar 10

    Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update)

    Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update)
    Back in 2014, a Twitter exchange with Judge Dillard prompted an article on AboveTheLaw discussing the reliability of Wikipedia as a resource. Which was an update to a post I wrote back in 2011. As it’s been a…
Rank this Week: 646

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Mar 21

    Spring Exam

    Spring Exam
    Spring is in the air.  Daylight savings time has begun and you can enjoy an extra amount of evening light.  Which also means, exams are just around the corner. The library has digital study aids to assist in your exam preparation.…
  • Mar 8

    De-stress with GSU Law Library’s Leisure Section

    De-stress with GSU Law Library’s Leisure Section
        Whether you’re looking to de-stress over a weekend or binge watch something over a vacation, the Law Library’s Leisure Section has what you need. With exams looming in the not too distant future you may need a break…
  • Feb 26

    Finding Your Fit in a Student Organization

    Finding Your Fit in a Student Organization
    Most everyone entering law school has heard of Moot Court, Law Review, and Student Trial Lawyers Association (Mock Trial), but there are other organizations that get far less attention. The plethora of student organizations chartered at GSU…
Rank this Week: 602

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Mar 21

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (11th Article)

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (11th Article)
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the eleventh in a series of posts to discuss the 51 recommendations that the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Task Force) has made to the National Arbitration and Mediation…
  • Mar 17

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (10th Article)

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (10th Article)
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the tenth in a series of posts to discuss the 51 recommendations that the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Task Force) has made to the National Arbitration and Mediation…
  • Mar 16

    FINRA Charges Former Wells Fargo Analyst for Violating Conflict Rule

    FINRA Charges Former Wells Fargo Analyst for Violating Conflict Rule
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: FINRA has filed charges against former Wells Fargo Securities analyst Matthew Nemer, alleging that Mr. Nemer violated FINRA conflict rules. More specifically, the complaint alleges that…
Rank this Week: 142

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

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

    Public Firm, Public Conflicts Allegation

    Public Firm, Public Conflicts Allegation
    Touching on a multiple issues and topics we've previously covered: "Slater and Gordon accuses class action firm of conflict" -- "The $100 million legal battle over the share-price collapse of listed law firm Slater and Gordon has…
  • Mar 20

    IP Conflicts: Always challenging for the intellectual

    IP Conflicts: Always challenging for the intellectual
    Following the news about Ropes & Gray, BNA conducted an interview with Greg Sueoka, former Fenwick & West managing partner: "Prominent IP Lawyer on 100 Lawyers and Staff Leaving Ropes & Gray" -- "One of the big stories last week…
  • Mar 19

    When the story ends... (Ethics opinion on firm dissolutions)

    When the story ends... (Ethics opinion on firm dissolutions)
    "Dissolving Firms Must Still Put Clients First, DC Bar Says""Despite numerous requirements facing attorneys during a law firm’s dissolution, the principal obligation for lawyers and the firm during the process must be to focus on the…
Rank this Week: 922

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

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

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now
    As reported by Philly.com, a New Jersey judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from laying off firefighters in Atlantic City, but ruled that their work schedules, salaries, and overtime can be changed by former U.S. Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa…
  • Mar 16

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze
      As reported by N.J.com, public employee unions and government officials clashed Monday in a case before the state Supreme Court that could determine whether workers across New Jersey will get pay raises. The state’s highest court…
  • Feb 28

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury
    As reported by N.J.com, furious after watching pension investment fees triple over the last three years even as their funds lost value, police and firefighter union leaders are seeking to wrest control of their underfunded pensions from…
Rank this Week: 907

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Mar 21

    Is the NLRB a bit too union-friendly?

    Is the NLRB a bit too union-friendly?
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. The NLRB was put under the microscope at a February 14 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.). Most panelists at the hearing,…
  • Mar 20

    Postal worker can’t sue on individual Rehab Act claim until administrative class suit exhausted

    Postal worker can’t sue on individual Rehab Act claim until administrative class suit exhausted
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Under EEOC regulations, because a postal worker’s Rehab Act claims were subsumed in an administrative class action challenging a national job assessment process for those with work-related-disabilities, the…
  • Mar 20

    OSHA delays beryllium final rule’s effective date to conduct additional review

    OSHA delays beryllium final rule’s effective date to conduct additional review
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. OSHA is finalizing its proposal to delay the effective date of its final rule, “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” to May 20, 2017. The agency previously moved the original March 10, 2017, effective date of…
Rank this Week: 413

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    FDA Advisory Committee Finds Opana ER Risks Outweigh Benefit

    FDA Advisory Committee Finds Opana ER Risks Outweigh Benefit
    On March 14, 2017, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee found that the risks associated with use of Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) outweighed the potential benefits. Opana ER is an opioid pain medication, which…
  • Mar 20

    Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar

    Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar
    This week, Jennifer Jordan, our Chief Legal Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2017 ALFA International – Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Seminar in Austin, Texas.  Jennifer will be co-presenting with Beth…
  • Mar 17

    MAO Recovery & Courts: Aggressively Pursuing Lien

    MAO Recovery & Courts: Aggressively Pursuing Lien
    On Wednesday, in the second decision of its kind this month, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida denied in part and granted in part a Motion to Dismiss in a Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) Medicare Secondary…
Rank this Week: 748

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Mar 21

    House Committees Pass Reconciliation Bill Affecting Health Care

    House Committees Pass Reconciliation Bill Affecting Health Care
    Health Care Bill This week, two House Committees expedited legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and dramatically reduce and change the Medicaid program. The Committees debating the bill were the House Energy and Commerce…
  • Mar 7

    Traumatic Brain Injury Victims versus President Trump and Republican Congre

    Traumatic Brain Injury Victims versus President Trump and Republican Congre
    The Brain Injury Association of America enriches us with activity in government updates.  Of particular interest is the deconstruction of our nation’s health care. The Affordable Care Act is being dismantled in favor of a yet…
  • Feb 27

    Brain Injury Conference

    Brain Injury Conference
    My friend, Sherry Stock of the Pacific NW Brain Injury’s 15th Annual Conference, asked me to post this for my readers.  I have participated in this conference   Don’t Miss Out  Early Registration Deadline is Fast…
Rank this Week: 670

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Mar 21

    Hosue tackling debtors prison issues in 85th Lege

    Hosue tackling debtors prison issues in 85th Lege
    Poor people with municipal court debt may find relief from the 85th Texas Legislature. Not only is Rep. James White promoting much-touted legislation that would end the practice of jailing people for unpaid fines (Chuy Hinojosa filed a…
  • Mar 16

    Jailing for debt, prison oversight, 'penal populism,' and other storie

    Jailing for debt, prison oversight, 'penal populism,' and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere:Stop jailing Texans for debtThe Texas Tribune's Jonathan Silver has a story on the ramifications of HB 1125 by Rep. James White, discussed…
  • Mar 14

    Path cleared for reduced pot penalties in TX House

    Path cleared for reduced pot penalties in TX House
    Chairman Joe MoodyBefore yesterday's House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hearing on Chairman Joe Moody's HB 81, which would reduce penalties for low levels of marijuana to a civil penalty, Grits commented to a friend that the over/under…
Rank this Week: 47

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 779

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017

    Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017
    I am speaking this morning to the Macon Co. Farm Bureau in Decatur, Illinois.  Here my Top 5 Legal Issues for 2017 (can you guess what they are?): The post Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017 appeared first on Rincker…
  • Mar 14

    Cari’s 6 Tips for Married Folk

    Cari’s 6 Tips for Married Folk
    I was recently interviewed regarding my “tips for married couples”.  I’m a single gal and have never been married myself; however, I feel like I’ve learned a lot about married from my chair as being a matrimonial…
  • Mar 6

    Are you a “DBA” in Illinois?

    Are you a “DBA” in Illinois?
    There are several food and agriculture businesses that are a sole proprietorship or general partnership that operate as a DBA.  For example, my own cattle business is really Cari Rincker d/b/a Rincker Cattle Co.  My parents’…
Rank this Week: 666

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate
    It's not official yet because she is undergoing her FBI background check.  But that should happen soon.  She grew up in Ft. Pierce and went to Yale Law School.  Seems like an excellent choice.
  • Mar 19

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."
    That was Judge Jordan, dissenting in a death penalty case (Madison vs. Alabama DOC) in which Judge Martin writes for the majority (Wilson joined) that Vernon Madison is incompetent and therefore cannot be executed. Jordan says that's not the…
  • Mar 15

    Baseball case ends in conviction

    Baseball case ends in conviction
    It was a very long trial and today the jury found both Bart Hernandez and Julio Estrada guilty. From the AP:MIAMI (AP) — A Miami jury on Wednesday convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban…
Rank this Week: 160

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

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

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

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

    $85,000 For Chronic Myofascial Pain From Three Collision

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

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

    “Meagre” Plaintiff Income Keeps Court From Awarding Costs to Successful Defendant
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, demonstrating judicial discretion in dealing with costs after a plaintiff fails to beat a defence formal offer at trial. In today’s case (Barta v.…
Rank this Week: 208

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Are You a Bad Communicator or is the Other Person a Bad Listener? Or Both?

    Are You a Bad Communicator or is the Other Person a Bad Listener? Or Both?
    Not everyone absorbs information the same way and some of us are better at it than others. You may need to adjust your communication style to best fit how your clients learn and process information. Different people have different learning…
  • Mar 9

    How to Handle High-Stress Situations and Difficult Conversation

    How to Handle High-Stress Situations and Difficult Conversation
    Stress and conversations often go hand-in-hand. The topic may be difficult, the person you’ll be talking to may be difficult and you may just want to avoid the whole thing. But whatever the issue delaying a tough conversation may not be…
  • Mar 5

    Three Habits You Can Use to Keep Yourself Healthy Physically and Mentally

    Three Habits You Can Use to Keep Yourself Healthy Physically and Mentally
    You probably lead a very busy life. You work many hours and you may have family obligations and outside interests that fill your time. What you might not be doing is exercising. Not doing that may actually be harming you in the short and long…
Rank this Week: 895

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation

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

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important

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

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

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began looking at ignition interlock violation hearings.  This is a 2-part article, and is 1 of 3 loosely related Michigan driver’s license restoration subjects: The first article examined the standard…
Rank this Week: 398

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

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

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

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

    If you want peace, prepare for war

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

    The unknown unknown

    The unknown unknown
    There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we…
Rank this Week: 734

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

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

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

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?

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

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang issued a nationwide TRO against the President's March 6, 2017…
Rank this Week: 90

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

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

    Multimedia Presentation and Discussion: Justice at Dachau

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

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

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

    Book Talk: Dancing in Dreamtime

    Book Talk: Dancing in Dreamtime
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and the Yale Environmental Law Association for a Book Talk with Scott Russell Sanders on his latest book, Dancing in Dreamtime. Commentary provided by Prof. Doug Kysar. The event will take place on…
Rank this Week: 790

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 147

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

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

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 728

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 41

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    Alexander Hamilton as Attorney

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

    A Campaign of Fear Towards Immigrant

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

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

    Roggensack Calls for Defending Legitimacy of Courts from “Tough Talk” of Critic
      Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wanted to use her Hallows Lecture at Marquette Law School on March 7 “to start what I hope will be a public conversation about a rising challenge to the institutional…
Rank this Week: 863

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 260

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

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

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

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion (Part III)

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

    A Modest Revision of the Accepted Wisdom About the Nondelegation Doctrine

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

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

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

    Well, this is embarrassing: Cybersecurity…

    Well, this is embarrassing: Cybersecurity contractor hit by W2 phishing scam.  
  • Feb 23

    Interesting Question: HIPAA lawyer Adam…

    Interesting Question: HIPAA lawyer Adam Greene was interviewed at HIMSS, and noted that HHS is close to publishing the regulations implementing the HITECH revisions that allow affected individuals to get a share of the fines levied by OCR.…
  • Feb 22

    2 Healthcare Data Breaches up 40%, Affect…

    2 Healthcare Data Breaches up 40%, Affect 25% of Consumers: According to the Identity Theft Research Center, Healthcare represents one third of all data breaches, and the number of reported breaches has risen from 780 in 2015 to 1093 last…
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Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
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Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
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Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

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

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam

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

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

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

    Igniting Faculty and Curriculum Innovation

    Igniting Faculty and Curriculum Innovation
    Our friends over at Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers just posted  links to Ignite videos that were filmed during  their 5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyer’s Conference last October.   Ignite is a wonderful…
Rank this Week: 910

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 20

    60 Tips in 60 Minutes focuses on increasing productivity for work and life–ABA Journal

    60 Tips in 60 Minutes focuses on increasing productivity for work and life–ABA Journal
    BY VICTOR LI The always-popular ABA Techshow closing session, 60 in 60, has taken on several iterations over the years: websites (“60 Sites in 60 Minutes”), general tech tips (“60 Tips in 60 Minutes”) and a…
  • Mar 17

    Trump budget eliminates Legal Services Corp. funding

    Trump budget eliminates Legal Services Corp. funding
    BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corp. In his first budget proposal released Thursday, Trump is cutting discretionary spending to pay for an increase in defense…
  • Mar 15

    Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Document Scanner Review (2017 Update)

    Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Document Scanner Review (2017 Update)
    By Sam Glover on March 9th, 2017 The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is a bit over four years old, which means people are starting to wonder if they should still buy one. My answer is yes, although it’s likely…
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Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

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

    TSX endorses ISS and Glass Lewis guidelines for advance notice policie

    TSX endorses ISS and Glass Lewis guidelines for advance notice policie
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reviewed 25 randomly selected advance notice policies adopted by TSX-listed issuers and has identified a number of its concerns in a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017. The Staff Notice acknowledges…
  • Mar 17

    TSX issuers asked to review majority voting policies after spot-check finds flaw

    TSX issuers asked to review majority voting policies after spot-check finds flaw
    Majority voting policies of Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed issuers are under the spotlight following a TSX review of 200 randomly selected policies. In a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017, the TSX pinpointed a number of issues that…
  • Mar 8

    Board Diversity in the spotlight

    Board Diversity in the spotlight
    In light of March 8 being International Women’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to recap highlights from Stikeman Elliott’s inaugural event held earlier this year to launch its Board Diversity initiative. Stikeman Elliott was…
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Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You Can Fool 40% Of The People All Of The Time
    What is so striking about the roll out of Trump budget is not that it is designed to provide massive tax cuts for the wealthy and a big boost in military spending.  Or that this is to be paid for…
Rank this Week: 285

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    "Alternative facts" arising from mis-identified photos?

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

    CBS Sunday Morning on 19 March 2017

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

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

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

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Do I Need An Attorney To Modify Child Support?

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

    What Protections Does Legal Separation Provide?

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

    4 Facts You Might Not Know About Modern Dad

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

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
  • Feb 23

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale
    Among many recent structured settlement industry developments, perhaps the most significant and impressive has been the continuation of sustained primary market annuity sales growth - especially in the context of various industry challenges.…
  • Feb 15

    S2P2J Release 61

    S2P2J Release 61
    The United States structured settlement industry has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. The industry consists of…
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Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 20

    How Long Does Copyright Protection Last…In China?

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

    Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula’s Paper

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

    Spiral Jetty Is Utah’s Official State Work of Art

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

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

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

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?
    The legality of firearm possession for people who have committed crimes in California is often a difficult issue. If you have been convicted of certain crimes, not only are you subject to California’s laws restricting gun possession,…
  • Mar 17

    Your Murder Case Could Be Thrown Out if Police Don’t Record the Conversation (PC 859.5)

    Your Murder Case Could Be Thrown Out if Police Don’t Record the Conversation (PC 859.5)
    In a fair criminal justice system, the guilty are punished and the innocent are set free. Unfortunately, our system is not always fair, and innocent people sometimes go to prison for crimes they did not commit. In 2015, 149 people were…
  • Mar 15

    Is It a Crime to Tape Record Your Doctor? (PC 632.01)

    Is It a Crime to Tape Record Your Doctor? (PC 632.01)
    Visiting the doctor can be an intimidating experience, especially when your doctor is using complex medical terms that you don’t understand. So, when your doctor calls you to give you medical results or advice, you may feel compelled to…
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Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

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

    Survey on Moritz Law Library and Information Technology Still Open

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

    Take a Break with Legal Fiction

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

    New Legislation Display Outside the Law Library

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

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

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

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

    Why not “drain the swamp” of animal abuse?

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

    Federal law has big impact on animal fighting

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

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

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