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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Rationing the MVNHS©

    Rationing the MVNHS©
    In response to yesterday's post on the apparent death-spiral of the Much Vaunted National Health System©, frequent (and valued) commenter John Fembup observed that this is not really news; in fact, Dr David Owens (former chief of the…
  • Feb 26

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?
    While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:"NHS may be forced to abandon free…
  • Feb 26

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition
    The venerable Health Wonk Review celebrates its 10th anniversary, and I can think of no one more fitting to present it than David Williams. His own blog also turns 10 this weekend (we beat him by a month), so he's a natural to host this very…
Rank this Week: 54

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 210

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Feb 27

    Bentley U Adjuncts Join SEIU

    Bentley U Adjuncts Join SEIU
    Yesterday, the Service Employees International Union announced that adjunct faculty working at Bentley University in Massachusetts have voted to form a labor union.  Per the union’s press release, eligible faculty voted 2-1 in…
  • Feb 26

    NFIB Files Amicus Brief Ripping NLRB Facebook Ruling

    NFIB Files Amicus Brief Ripping NLRB Facebook Ruling
    Earlier this week, the National Federal of Independent Business’ small business legal center filed an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit, arguing that the National Labor Relations Board incorrectly held that employees of a clothing…
  • Feb 25

    NLRB GC: Search of Company-Owned Vehicle Not an Investigatory Interview

    NLRB GC: Search of Company-Owned Vehicle Not an Investigatory Interview
    In an Advice Memorandum issued February 6, 2015 in Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Case 14-CA-141000, the National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel found that an employer did not violate Section 8(a)(1) by…
Rank this Week: 760

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 27

    Court of Appeal rules on police duty to suspects in detention – Diarmuid Laffan

    Court of Appeal rules on police duty to suspects in detention – Diarmuid Laffan
    Zenati v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another [2015] EWCA Civ 80 – read judgment Matthew Donmall appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service in this case. He had nothing to do with the writing of this post. In a recent…
  • Feb 26

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review
    Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015 – read judgment One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that…
  • Feb 25

    One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about

    One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about
    Nominations close tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm for the human rights cases which absolutely everyone should know about. Full guidelines below – please feel free to nominate as many as 50 or as few as 1 case. The more people who contribute,…
Rank this Week: 123

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
  • Feb 25

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique
    After Gary Reibert was charged with “with the receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (Count I) in violation of 18 U.S.Code § 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1) and the accessing of a computer in interstate…
  • Feb 23

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judge recently issued in a civil suit:  RLI Insurance Company v. Elisabeth Banks, 2015 WL 400540 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia2015).   The judge…
Rank this Week: 284

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Feb 27

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation

    A New Reason To Limit Free Consultation
    I’ve long been a fan of free consultations for a couple of reasons. First, given the importance of the attorney-client relationship, it never made sense to put up obstacles  to clients seeking to vet different attorneys by forcing…
  • Feb 23

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without

    A Twitter Shout Out That Lawyers Can Do Without
    When I couldn’t get a response from a medical provider after I’d written a lengthy complaint more than two months earlier, I did what any disgruntled consumer would do: I took it to Twitter. Cognizant of the possibility of a…
  • Feb 13

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To

    Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To
    You’ve got to applaud Austin, Texas based lawyer, Lee DiFilippo. Whereas many attorneys with experience in corporate transactions, not to mention a CPA degree in their back pocket might focus on representing Fortune 500 companies or…
Rank this Week: 824

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

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

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Feb 27

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinions - 2/27/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinions - 2/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19109 - State v. Riley (Murder; attempt to commit murder; assault first degree; conspiracy to commit murder; "In a recent trilogy of cases, the United States Supreme Court fundamentally…
  • Feb 24

    Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut - 2015 Edition

    Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut - 2015 Edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2015 edition of Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut has been posted to our Research Guides page. Published: 2/24/2015 11:28 AM
  • Feb 23

    Family Law Supreme Court Opinion - 2/23/2015

    Family Law Supreme Court Opinion - 2/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: SC19215 - Olszewski v. Jordan ("The principal issue in this appeal is whether attorneys are entitled by operation of law to equitable charging liens against marital assets for fees and…
Rank this Week: 203

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation
    Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald Palmer.  And…
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
  • Feb 24

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy
    As our friend John Welch reported last week,  the place to be on March 10, 2015, is Washington, D.C., at the 25th Annual “PTO Day,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association: John will be part of the panel…
Rank this Week: 199

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 605

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 27

    Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death

    Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death
    The death of an employee at one business in the Pacific Northwest has meant significant ramifications for one business owner.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited an Everett company for multiple safety…
  • Feb 26

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT
    On Tues March 24 @ 11am EDT, prepare for a surprise or two as a group of experts discuss how some common practices in workers’ compensation violate both the spirit and the law of the ADA, as amended in 2009.   The webinar will…
  • Feb 26

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure
    A Sheffield, Great Britain businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.   Peter Herring, who trades as A W Parish in Princess Street, was prosecuted by the Health…
Rank this Week: 175

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Feb 27

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America
    “UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Tennessee’s service hub was one of four…
  • Feb 27

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi
    “The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. Thursday morning there was a Turn the Page on Literacy event for young students, with the hope of turning the page on its…
  • Feb 26

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College
    “When a wealthy family bequeathed a collection of rare Bibles and Shakespeare folios to Gordon College in 1922, it came with a catch: the works had to remain intact and with the school. That’s why a descendant of the late…
Rank this Week: 196

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
  • Feb 25

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision
    In December 2010, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed the Open Internet Order, which featured relatively weak net neutrality rules. Despite their limited impact (the Order did not go as far as the Canadian Internet traffic…
  • Feb 24

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come
    The abrupt end of the Sun News Network - its owners pulled the plug on the all-news channel without warning earlier this month - sparked considerable commentary with many lamenting the lost jobs, others examining the quality of the content,…
Rank this Week: 44

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15
    Contrary to the impression that some—many, in fact—information technocrats would like to convey, the new world of information technology is simply not one of bits, bytes, and pixels that have somehow been born in some new,…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of the US Copyright Office

    The Future of the US Copyright Office
    Two hearings today will look at the current state of the US Copyright Office—one in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the Office’s functions and resources, and a budget hearing by the House Appropriations Legislative…
  • Feb 23

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity
    On January 12, photographer Michael Kienitz asked the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation. Sconnie Nation waived its brief, though the Media Institute filed an amicus brief in support of…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 903

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Feb 27

    This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace

    This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace
    Religious accommodation, the Oscars, non-competes, social media, Brian Williams versus Bill O’Reilly, workplace violence, and inspirational employees — we have it all today! Here are some links about recent news and court…
  • Feb 23

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its Final Rule changing the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act to include most same-sex married couples. I blogged about the proposed rule in…
  • Feb 20

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .
    You may remember that I stirred up some contentiousness a few weeks ago when I suggested that employers should not challenge unemployment claims except in the worst cases. So I hate to bring it up again (not really — I…
Rank this Week: 428

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Feb 27

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New
    ‘Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.’ Full story BBC News, 27th February 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Feb 27

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015. One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘The Queen (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Limited) v East Sussex County Council and Newhaven Town Council [2015] SC 7 25 February 2015. Late February is not necessarily the best time of year for a bit of UK sea…
Rank this Week: 9

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
  • Feb 25

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?
    According to a recent report, the decision by the Michigan legislature to come up with road repair funds by asking voters to approve an increase in the state sales tax has been criticized by Senator Gary Peters. Peters made the point that…
  • Feb 23

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise
    Almost five years ago, in a series of posts including IRS Ought Not Be the Health Care Enforcement Administrator, Health Care: Enlarging the Code and Stressing the IRS. and More Challenges of IRS Health Care Oversight, I criticized the…
Rank this Week: 463

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Feb 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Commissioners Push Lifetime Bans on Executives by Joel Schectman in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal The U.S. Securities and Exchange…
  • Feb 24

    Dislocated in Wyoming Again

    Dislocated in Wyoming Again
    At the fall NRS Conference, the presenter and the audience were both surprised to reveal that false addresses was a new enforcement initiative for the Securities and Exchange Commission when it came to registered investment advisers and fund…
  • Feb 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 20
    It’s been a tough week in Boston dealing with the historic level of snow. As of February 17, the snow depth near Boston was greater than in all but two reported locations in Alaska. It was significantly higher than the notoriously snowy…
Rank this Week: 413

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 430

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/13/15

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/13/15
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000…
  • Feb 26

    Immigration at the 2015 Oscars!

    Immigration at the 2015 Oscars!
    Last Sunday, February 22nd, I watched the 87th Academy Awards with millions of other viewers across the world. It was nearly over with only one award left to be given, the Oscar for Best Picture. Actor Sean Penn was brought out as the…
  • Feb 25

    DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouse

    DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouse
    USCIS Director León Rodríguez announced on Tuesday, February 24th, that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who…
Rank this Week: 551

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 27

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
  • Feb 26

    12 Angry Men (and Women)

    12 Angry Men (and Women)
    There has recently been a fair amount of commentary in the news surrounding an upcoming 42 week jury trial [1]. The trial requires 12 members of the public to be present at the nearly year long trial, which would prevent...
  • Feb 25

    Interview with Melanin 9

    Interview with Melanin 9
    Please see the below video for our exclusive interview with Melanin 9! Not only does Melanin 9 produce great music, he is an advocate for human rights. In his album Magna Carta, Melanin 9 shares his passion for Hip-hop music...
Rank this Week: 996

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Feb 27

    Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy new

    Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy new
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog. There's a great crop of articles - plus, kudos to David, he is celebrating his 10-year blogging anniversary. If you're interested in the…
  • Feb 26

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care
    The WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference gets underway a week from today in Boston. The conference and Lynch Ryan are each in their 31st year, but, truth to tell, the first WCRI conference could have been held in a telephone booth (not…
  • Feb 23

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm
    In the mid-1980s, workers' compensation underwent a management revolution. Until then, employers bought insurance policies, and when injuries occurred passed the baton to their carriers. Then they went back to making widgets trusting that the…
Rank this Week: 476

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant
    Relying on two third-party patent applications, the Board affirmed a refusal of the mark shown below, based upon applicant's failure to disclaim the word "RAIL," for "surgical implants made of artificial materials used in spinal surgery,…
  • Feb 26

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?
    Tal S. Benschar & Milton Springut ask "Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for a Cancellation Proceeding Predicated on Fraud?," 14 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 20 (2014). They answer in the affirmative.The CAFC's decision in In re…
  • Feb 25

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was/Were Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was/Were Reversed?
    At least one of the three Section 2(d) refusals summarized below was reversed, and a least one was affirmed. Can you figure out what happened in each case?  [Answer in first comment].  In re James Harris, Serial No. 85918970…
Rank this Week: 178

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 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover to Spectacular Spider-Man #150, published back in the good old days of 1989. On the cover, we see Daily Bugle editor Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in court. Things do not appear to be going well for…
  • Feb 26

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .
    It’s that time of year again – The Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was tasked with selecting the best of the best in the motion picture industry.  Those watching the Oscars saw the best…
  • Feb 25

    Abnormal Use Blogger Kyle White on Sirius/XM Radio’s “The Legal Pad” Tonight

    Abnormal Use Blogger Kyle White on Sirius/XM Radio’s “The Legal Pad” Tonight
    Abnormal Use‘s own contributor Kyle White was recently interviewed by James E. McCollum, Jr., Esquire of McCollum & Associates for his Sirius/XM radio show The Legal Pad.  The Legal Pad is “[a]n…
Rank this Week: 646

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 27

    Meet Kymberly Robinson! New Associate Attorney on Board

    Meet Kymberly Robinson! New Associate Attorney on Board
    Kymberly has been working for Rincker Law, PLLC as a contract attorney for several years and has now joined the team as an associate attorney. We are proud to have her part of the team. She is admitted to practice …The post Meet…
  • Feb 25

    Overview of Common Types of Insurance for Farms and Food Entrepreneur

    Overview of Common Types of Insurance for Farms and Food Entrepreneur
    There are many different kinds of insurance that farms, agri-business and food entrepreneurs should consider. The most common types of insurance for food and agriculture operations are as follows: 1. Farmers Comprehensive Personal Liability…
  • Feb 23

    New York Divorce Law: Physical Abandonment

    New York Divorce Law: Physical Abandonment
    One of the “fault” grounds for divorce in New York is abandonment.  There are two types of abandonment – physical abandonment and constructive abandonment (or sexual abandonment). In order to plead the ground…
Rank this Week: 661

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)
    My kids go to an amazing school. Part of what makes it amazing is that beginning in second grade the year’s second parent-teacher conferences is student led. Last night, my wife and I experienced our first Norah-led conference. The…
  • Feb 26

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (transcript here [pdf]), which will hopefully determine the circumstances under which an employer must, as a religious accommodation, grant an…
  • Feb 25

    DOL proposes expanded FMLA coverage for same-sex couple

    DOL proposes expanded FMLA coverage for same-sex couple
    Same-sex spousal rights in this country are a mess. There is hope that the Supreme Court will clear it all up later this year when it hears the issue. In the meantime, the Department of Labor has proposed a change to the FMLA’s…
Rank this Week: 247

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Wide Open Spaces: Getting Out from Under the Shadow of Giants in Your Law Firm

    Wide Open Spaces: Getting Out from Under the Shadow of Giants in Your Law Firm
    At the end April and early May, I will be hosting the 4th annual Outstanding Women Lawyers Roundtable. US and Canadian Lawyers will come to Fort Worth (Cow Town) to meet and share ideas on topics ranging from law firm leadership to targeted…
  • Feb 26

    Imagine a Coaching Session: 10 Questions to Answer

    Imagine a Coaching Session: 10 Questions to Answer
    If you are a regular reader, you likely know I want to coach you. I say that because if you are a regular reader, you likely are motivated to learn and are striving to become more valuable for your clients. Use your imagination for a moment.…
  • Feb 25

    Law Firms: 16 Ideas for Firms that are not Super-Rich or Even Rich

    Law Firms: 16 Ideas for Firms that are not Super-Rich or Even Rich
    I saw an article recently that caught my eye: The Imminent Capitulation Of Many Big Firms. Mark Herrmann writes: So the world seems to agree: The super-rich firms will become even more superbly rich, and the merely rich firms will lose…
Rank this Week: 563

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.
    On Wednesday, February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court granted review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International, No. S222996. The docket does not yet provide a summary of the issues to be considered. In Laffitte, the Court of Appeal (Second…
  • Feb 25

    Newly-launched law blog covers the California Supreme Court: SCOCAblog

    Newly-launched law blog covers the California Supreme Court: SCOCAblog
    I highly recommend that all readers of this blog check out SCOCAblog, a new blog covering the California Supreme Court. The new blog, which is patterned after SCOTUSblog, was launched about three months ago by U.C. Berkeley's California…
  • Feb 24

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Two Jinn, Inc. v. Government Payment Service, Inc.

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Two Jinn, Inc. v. Government Payment Service, Inc.
    In Two Jinn, Inc. v. Government Payment Service, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 2, 2015), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Four) addressed Prop. 64 standing in the context of a UCL competitor action, and affirmed the…
Rank this Week: 100

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Feb 27

    Ditch those inflexible leave policies, would you already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC

    Ditch those inflexible leave policies, would you already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC
    Yesterday, with my good buddies Casey Sipe and Jessica Miller-Merrell from Blogging4Jobs.com, I presented a webinar on the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act, state workers’ compensation laws, and the Americans…
  • Feb 26

    When should you ask your job applicants about their religious beliefs?

    When should you ask your job applicants about their religious beliefs?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. In Abercrombie, the company did not hire a woman who wore a headscarf at her interview, because she did not conform to the…
  • Feb 25

    The pharmacist who refused to give flu shots lost his age discrimination claim

    The pharmacist who refused to give flu shots lost his age discrimination claim
    In a world, where an employee cannot prove age discrimination after getting fired for playing golf during his medical leave, comes the story of a pharmacist *** dramatic pause *** who wouldn’t give flu shots. While we…
Rank this Week: 933

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Feb 27

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) recently published its 2015 Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter. The priorities for this year are divided into the following three categories: key sales practices,…
  • Feb 26

    Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok to Snoop?

    Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok to Snoop?
    From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is important to understand what you can and cannot when it comes to monitoring employees…
  • Feb 25

    What You Can Do If Your Bank Account Been Hacked.

    What You Can Do If Your Bank Account Been Hacked.
    If you use your debit card at a store or gas station where you don’t know the workers, there is added danger that your bank information could be swiped and the stolen information used by a thief to access your bank account using…
Rank this Week: 791

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Feb 27

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset
    Tracy explains the purpose of a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case, and the process used to analyze the family’s finances. The lifestyle analysis may be used to determine how much money is required to continue living the lifestyle the…
  • Feb 24

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine
    Trust is inherent in any good business. We continuously place trust in our employees and in those with whom we do business. But that trust which is so necessary to the operation of a business is also the impetus for thieves to profit. It is…
  • Feb 18

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
Rank this Week: 74

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot
    {summary}{body} The post Lawyers Replaced by Robots appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Feb 26

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined
    In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch appeared at media events and did indeed speak to reporters, repeatedly uttering the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Now, reports have surfaced the Lynch has…
  • Feb 24

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig

    Two Step from Law Firm Life to an In-House Gig
    Some law firm associates looking to move in-house may need to practice their dance moves to increase their chances, as Alexis Lamb, Esq., a Managing Director of the Princeton Legal Search Group relates in a recent post:…
Rank this Week: 245

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
  • Feb 24

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation
    Michael Sullivan & Daniel J. Solove, Radical Pragmatism, in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism 324 (Alan Malachowski ed., 2013), available at SSRN.Mark KendeConstitutional interpretation debates generally do not focus on legal…
Rank this Week: 270

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 27

    Proxy Access: Citigroup Joins GE & Others (Sorta Kinda)

    Proxy Access: Citigroup Joins GE & Others (Sorta Kinda)
    A few weeks ago, I blogged that General Electric and two other companies had adopted proxy access bylaws in the face of shareholder proposals seeking access. Now comes the news from this WSJ article (& this Reuters piece) – in this…
  • Feb 26

    Should the SEC Shorten Its Adopting Releases By Providing Less Guidance, Etc.?

    Should the SEC Shorten Its Adopting Releases By Providing Less Guidance, Etc.?
    Recently, SEC Commissioner Piwowar delivered this speech entitled “A Fair, Orderly, and Efficient SEC.” The piece of the speech that interested me was the one below calling for shorter adopting releases – and perhaps even…
  • Feb 25

    Proxy Access: CalPERS & CalSTRS Weigh In

    Proxy Access: CalPERS & CalSTRS Weigh In
    In this recent joint statement about climate change, CalPERS and CalSTRS note that they intend to ramp up their engagement efforts on this topic. In the announcement, CalPERS states it has sent proxy access shareholder proposals to 33 energy…
Rank this Week: 288

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 27

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell
    The next issue of the Journal of Tort Law is a tribute to Jeffrey O'Connell, who died in January of 2013. From the Introduction: O’Connell’s overriding goal was to make compensation more readily available to the injured. He saw…
  • Feb 26

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie
    Over at Save Our Juries, Suja Thomas (Illinois) has a post about the role of discovery in the GM ignition litigation and a proposal to change the discovery rules. Pursuant to the proposed rule, parties would be able to resist...
  • Feb 25

    VT: "Spite Fence" Standard Established

    VT: "Spite Fence" Standard Established
    In a case of a boundary dispute turned ugly (mooning, public urination, etc.), the Vermont Supreme Court adopted the dominant-purpose test for determining the existence of a spite fence. Moreover, the standard was met when the fence blocked…
Rank this Week: 124

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Is Anything Fishy With The SEC’s Whistleblower Inquiries?

    Is Anything Fishy With The SEC’s Whistleblower Inquiries?
    Yesterday, Rachel Louise Ensign of The Wall Street Journal wrote that the SEC recently sent letters “to a number of companies asking for years of nondisclosure agreements, employment contracts and other documents”.  According…
  • Feb 26

    Finders Bill Was Lost, But Now Is Found

    Finders Bill Was Lost, But Now Is Found
    In the last legislative biennium, the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar sponsored a bill, AB 713 (Wagner), to clarify the status of finders under the California Corporate Securities Law of…
  • Feb 25

    The “Long Arm” Of Section 2115 May Be Shorter Than Some Believe

    The “Long Arm” Of Section 2115 May Be Shorter Than Some Believe
    Recently, I came across a prospectus that included a description of California Corporations Code Section 2115 under the caption “Description of Capital Stock”.  The description began: We are a Delaware corporation, governed…
Rank this Week: 383

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Feb 27

    Using Primo to Request Books from Summit and Interlibrary Loan

    Using Primo to Request Books from Summit and Interlibrary Loan
    When you run a search from the default search screen on Primo, our new library catalog, you may notice that some of the books or resources that appear in your result list are not available via the law library’s collection. You can still…
  • Feb 26

    Poverty Traps in Criminalized Communities: A Life Sentence of Debt and Unemployment

    Poverty Traps in Criminalized Communities: A Life Sentence of Debt and Unemployment
    Social Justice Monday – February 23, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern There is a national crisis regarding policing, prosecution and imprisonment of low-income communities of color and sexual minorities. The events…
  • Feb 25

    Is Beast Mode really trademarked?

    Is Beast Mode really trademarked?
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a free trademark search database. It’s worth knowing about as a research tool. Just for fun, we looked up “Beast Mode.” It came up with 41 documents, including some…
Rank this Week: 739

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 27

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient

    Five Checklists to Make Your Law Practice More Efficient
    Processes are the means by which we get things done, and checklists can keep us on top of what needs to get done. That’s why pilots, surgeons and astronauts use checklists extensively. They help eliminate the fear of forgetting…
  • Feb 26

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim

    20 Legal Marketing Maxim
    Every lawyer wrestles with getting and keeping clients. Actually, it is quite normal to constantly wonder: "Where do I start?" "Are we spending enough on marketing ... or spending too much on the wrong things?" "What are the right things?"…
  • Feb 25

    Can You Be a Better Boss?

    Can You Be a Better Boss?
    Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Supervising staff can be a challenge, but any lawyer can be a good boss with a little conscious effort. In this edition of "Ask the…
Rank this Week: 394

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Top Five Ways to Guard Against Data Theft

    Top Five Ways to Guard Against Data Theft
    Guest PostBusinesses deal with sensitive data on a regular basis – and if this data falls into the wrong hands, it could severely compromise the reputation and security of a company and its clients. That’s why it’s important…
  • Feb 24

    Death in the digital age: managing digital asset

    Death in the digital age: managing digital asset
    Sponsored Post We all have scores of online accounts these days.  The value of the information associated with those accounts can be huge – both financially and in other, more nuanced ways.   Take, for instance, online…
  • Feb 23

    Employment Law Tribunals vs The Small Busine

    Employment Law Tribunals vs The Small Busine
    Guest PostNo company, big or small, is exempt from the potential threat of an employment law tribunal. But for the owners of smaller businesses the threat could affect their entire livelihood due to the financial consequences that may result.…
Rank this Week: 423

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Feb 27

    Miranda Rights and Your Child

    Miranda Rights and Your Child
    Although I am a special education attorney and not a criminal defense attorney, occasionally I receive phone calls from parents who are angry and concerned because their child has been questioned or searched by school officials for…
  • Feb 22

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB
    With a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House, it appears likely that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first enacted in 1965 and re-authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, may…
  • Feb 18

    Law Enforcement and Disability

    Law Enforcement and Disability
    The recent deaths of Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner of New York City, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland have brought to the national consciousness painful questions about race and police response. Clearly, much hard work…
Rank this Week: 835

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    What the insurance companies don't want you to know about your perm-total award.

    What the insurance companies don't want you to know about your perm-total award.
    If you are receiving an award of workers’ compensation benefits from either a settlement or a hearing award you need to read and understand what I am about to tell you. If you learn nothing else this year take the time to learn what I…
  • Feb 26

    What is Cardpool and is it legitimate?

    What is Cardpool and is it legitimate?
    Quick Answer: Great idea, questionable execution (due to negative reviews) and the jury is still out on whether it will last.Cardpool is a website that buys and sells gift cards. You can buy cards for up to 35% off or you can sell gift cards…
  • Feb 25

    OtisKnee Surgery Tools Receiving Massive Criticism

    OtisKnee Surgery Tools Receiving Massive Criticism
    OtisMed Corporation began creating surgical tools, or rather "guides," that were intended to assist surgeons in conducting more precise and efficient knee replacements.  The OtisKnee guides were marketed by the company directly to…
Rank this Week: 854

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 27

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report
    According to the latest report from Cornerstone Research, during 2014, over 90 percent of M&A transactions resulting in at least one lawsuit, but each deal attracted a smaller average number of lawsuits and in fewer jurisdictions than in…
  • Feb 27

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week. Here’s what you need to know about Sydney in late February – if you traverse the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, fly across the Equator and the International Date Line,…
  • Feb 25

    Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits in State Court

    Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits in State Court
    In a recent post, I noted the curious phenomenon of plaintiffs filing IPO-related securities class lawsuits in state court. Plaintiffs have this option under the concurrent jurisdiction provisions of the ’33 Act, but I still wondered…
Rank this Week: 140

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 264

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Feb 27

    A dismissed counterclaim for tortious interference with prospective economic relations.

    A dismissed counterclaim for tortious interference with prospective economic relations.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of the counterclaim for tortious interference with prospective economic relations. The claim requires a showing that the interference was accomplished with malicious intent…
  • Feb 26

    Attorney work product.

    Attorney work product.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division found that, contrary to the plaintiff's contention, she did not meet her burden of establishing that the audio recording of an interview she conducted with the defendant prior to the commencement…
  • Feb 25

    Summary judgment for an attorney's account stated claim.

    Summary judgment for an attorney's account stated claim.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed, and granted plaintiff-attorney's motion. Plaintiff made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that it entered into a retainer agreement with…
Rank this Week: 353