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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 18

    A Supreme Victory for Residential Homebuilder

    A Supreme Victory for Residential Homebuilder
    In its August 18, 2014 decision in the case of Conway v. Cutler, No. 80 MAP 2013 (Pa. Aug. 18, 2014)(Op. by McCaffery, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a subsequent purchaser of residential real estate cannot pursue a…
  • Aug 18

    Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claim

    Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claim
    In the case of Swalinski v. Forsythe, 2012-SU-1529-69 (York Co. Aug. 5, 2014), the York County Court of Common Pleas followed the prior decision of Judge Wettick in Jackson v. Drew and allowed a Plaintiff to pursue personal injury claims…
  • Aug 17

    REMINDER: New Location for Tort Talk Expo At the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel

    REMINDER: New Location for Tort Talk Expo At the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel
    For those of you who have registered for the Friday September 26th Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar & Cocktail Reception, please note that the seminar will NOT be in the same downstairs area ballroom as in past years.Rather, the…
Rank this Week: 430

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 18

    FBAR Filing Follie

    FBAR Filing Follie
    Joe Kristan reported last week that you cannot use Adobe Acrobat to file the FBAR; you must use Adobe Reader. In fact, if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer and use Adobe Reader it won’t work either. Well, I have some…
  • Aug 17

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed
    If there’s one phrase I’ve used over and over on this blog, it’s if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. But greed is a powerful motivating force. For example, consider Yamashita’s gold. Yamashita’s gold…
  • Aug 17

    Judge Sullivan Not Impressed by the “Dog Ate my Homework” Excuse

    Judge Sullivan Not Impressed by the “Dog Ate my Homework” Excuse
    Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the IRS for information on the targeting of conservative groups. When the FOIA request went nowhere, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the IRS. In July, Judge Emmet…
Rank this Week: 946

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Hi, I'm Back

    Hi, I'm Back
    Domain issue fixed. Return to your normal activities. My fear of having my domain hijacked by a competitor has passed.
  • Aug 18

    GRK Canada: Wood Screws, Fly Swatters, and Butter Knive

    GRK Canada: Wood Screws, Fly Swatters, and Butter Knive
    Is it possible that I failed to report on the Court of International Trade decision in GRK Canada, Ltd. v. United States? I can't find it on my own blog, so that seems to be true. Well, the Federal Circuit has vacated and remanded that…
  • Aug 15

    Ruling of the Week 4: Gelato

    Ruling of the Week 4: Gelato
    I need to give you a post on GRK Canada v. United States, which is a recent decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the classification of screws. It is interesting and deserves attention. You'll have to wait a bit.In the…
Rank this Week: 667

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 181

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 18

    Disclaimers & Promissory Estoppel

    Disclaimers & Promissory Estoppel
    Imagine that, rather than because of his speech, but for no reason at all, University of Illinois Chancellor Wise decided not to present Prof. Salaita’s appointment to the Board of Trustees. Also assume that the facts are as…
  • Aug 18

    Vice Presidential Proxy Voting

    Vice Presidential Proxy Voting
    There have been a few stories recently speculating on how the Senate would function if the November elections resulted in a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats.  The standard answer is that that Joe Biden would have to spend a…
  • Aug 16

    Steven Salaita’s Promissory Estoppel Claim is Weak

    Steven Salaita’s Promissory Estoppel Claim is Weak
    Mike Dorf has written something about the Steven Salaita case which I can’t agree with. Acknowledging that Professor Salaita had no actual contract with the University of Illinois, Dorf turns to promissory estoppel: “Like many…
Rank this Week: 35

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Aug 18

    Key Players in Personal Injury Claim

    Key Players in Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured in an accident in Southampton, you may file a claim for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering. Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex…
  • Aug 15

    Fatal Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Case

    Fatal Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Case
    Trucking accidents, because of the weight and size of the truck in comparison to other vehicles on the road, can be very serious and many result in fatalities. If your loved one has been killed in a fatal truck accident, you may be able to…
  • Aug 14

    How to Get Your Motorcycle License in New Jersey

    How to Get Your Motorcycle License in New Jersey
    If you want to legally drive a motorcycle in New Jersey, you are required to possess a motorcycle endorsement on your current New Jersey driver’s license, or you must hold a separate motorcycle license if you don’t have a current…
Rank this Week: 568

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 18

    Chu on Credit Rating

    Chu on Credit Rating
    Chenghuan Sean Chu has posted Empirical Analysis of Credit Ratings Inflation as a Game of Incomplete Information on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper models competition among credit rating agencies as an auction. Equilibrium…
  • Aug 18

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Intelligence Design: An Analysis of the SEC's New Office of Market Intelligence and its Goal of Using Big Data to Improve Securities Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to…
  • Aug 18

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 94

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 18

    APEC’s Complementarity to the WTO via Plurilateral Agreement

    APEC’s Complementarity to the WTO via Plurilateral Agreement
    Now that the WTO members failed to adopt the protocol on the Trade Facilitation (TF) Agreement, APEC members try to fill in the gap. APEC Leaders instructed their officials to work toward the APEC TF Agreement between APEC members and...
  • Aug 18

    What Should the U.S. Judge in the Argentina Debt Case Have Done?

    What Should the U.S. Judge in the Argentina Debt Case Have Done?
    I'm still trying to sort out what I think should happen in the Argentina debt crisis case. I gather that a lot of people are mad at the U.S. judge who prevented Argentina from making payments to those creditors who...
  • Aug 17

    Russia’s Account of Negotiation History: Reason for Deletion Further Explained

    Russia’s Account of Negotiation History: Reason for Deletion Further Explained
    On the question raised in my last post – what was the reason for deleting from Russia’s accession protocol the sentence on non-derogation of its rights under the WTO Agreement – I have now located further explanation in…
Rank this Week: 63

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    eJOURNAL: German Law Journal - Special Issue on: EU Citizenship: Twenty Years On

    eJOURNAL: German Law Journal - Special Issue on: EU Citizenship: Twenty Years On
    Patricia Mindus of Uppsala University has assembled a special issue on European Citizenship - marking the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the concept in the Maastricht Treaty - that treats the question in all its complexity. …
  • Aug 18

    BOOK:An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research

    BOOK:An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research
    A new book from Oxford University Press, as follows the main features of this publication: A concise, accessible introduction to understanding, conducting, and evaluating empirical research in a legal context ts the foundations…
  • Aug 18

    SSRN PAPER: Mobilizing Law for Justice in Asia: A Comparative Approach

    SSRN PAPER: Mobilizing Law for Justice in Asia: A Comparative Approach
    FRANK W. MUNGER, New York Law SchoolEmail: fmunger@nyls.eduSCOTT L. CUMMINGS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of LawEmail: cummings@law.ucla.eduLOUISE G. TRUBEK, University of Wisconsin Law…
Rank this Week: 484

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 18

    An Oklahoma Update From the Tulsa World

    An Oklahoma Update From the Tulsa World
    "DOC has yet to release logs from botched April execution; state waiting on autopsy," is by Cary Aspinwall and Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World. Logs from the final hours before Clayton Lockett’s botched execution still haven’t…
  • Aug 18

    Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection

    Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection
    That's the title of a report at the New Republic, written by Ben Crair. It's subtitled, "The state worried new drugs could make prisoners "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway." Here's the beginning: On July 23, Arizona took…
  • Aug 18

    New York Times Examination of Arizona Execution Procedure

    New York Times Examination of Arizona Execution Procedure
    Today's New York Times reports, "Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show," by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz. There is an infographic at the link. Here's the beginning of the must-read: In an execution in 2010 in…
Rank this Week: 27

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 18

    Protecting your IP in China: the on-line game

    Protecting your IP in China: the on-line game
    Yes, there really is an on-line game (also available in downloadable form) about protecting your IP in China - brought to you by the European Commission's China IPR SME Helpdesk. It's available here. HT to the China Law Blog, which...
  • Aug 12

    The Peter Humphrey case: my (preliminary) take

    The Peter Humphrey case: my (preliminary) take
    I have now had time to read quickly thro...
  • Aug 12

    Stanley Lubman on police powers in China

    Stanley Lubman on police powers in China
    What with the government's crackdown on just about everyone (with the exception of Certain People's Relatives), the well-prepared citizen and visitor will certainly want to read Stanley Lubman's timely explanation of the various rubrics -…
Rank this Week: 134

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash

    Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash
    William Earl Swisher III, 62, of Victorville was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident was reported the night of August…
  • Aug 11

    12 Injured In Thousand Oaks Passenger Van Accident

    12 Injured In Thousand Oaks Passenger Van Accident
    At least 12 people were injured after a charter passenger van rolled over after blowing a tire. According to a news report in The Acorn, the van blew a tire the afternoon of August 7, 2014 on the northbound 101 Freeway near Lynn Road, hit…
  • Aug 4

    Anaheim Bicycle Accident Causes Injurie

    Anaheim Bicycle Accident Causes Injurie
    A bicyclist was injured in an Anaheim car accident after being struck at a busy intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the morning of July 31, 2014 at the intersection of Lincoln…
Rank this Week: 208

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 18

    Feds Say Legally Dead Is Slightly Alive

    Feds Say Legally Dead Is Slightly Alive
    Miracle Max: He probably owes you money, huh? I'll ask him. Inigo Montoya: He's dead. He can't talk. Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a…
  • Aug 18

    Quadrigamist Tripped Up by Facebook Photos of Fourth Wedding

    Quadrigamist Tripped Up by Facebook Photos of Fourth Wedding
    While the main purpose of this thing is entertainment, it is actually quite possible to learn useful information from reading it. Especially if you are an aspiring bigamist. The latest non-reader to pay the price is a 49-year-old South…
  • Aug 18

    In Which I Am Used to Embarrass Fox New

    In Which I Am Used to Embarrass Fox New
    So this just happened on Twitter: And yes, that's me (on her television, apparently). The general theme of the thread that followed was something like "Fox News thinks this bird-poop thing is more important than #Ferguson!" It very well…
Rank this Week: 121

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Aug 18

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi
    The Employment and Labor Law Committee is one of several DRI committees participating in DRI's inaugural Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar, September 11-12, 2014 in Chicago.  Click here to sign up.  It seems like every day when we…
  • Aug 15

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection
    On Monday, the Seventh Circuit affirmed two jury-selection decisions in a Section 1983 wrongful arrest lawsuit. In Marshall v. City of Chicago, No. 13-2771, 2014 WL 3892562 (7th Cir. Aug. 11, 2014), officers placed the plaintiff under arrest…
  • Aug 14

    Fracking: A Historical Research Perspective

    Fracking: A Historical Research Perspective
    The business of natural gas production has been booming over the last decade thanks to recent technological improvements, namely horizontal drilling coupled with hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as fracking). This has given energy…
Rank this Week: 618

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Early Modern Ideas of Legal Pluralism

    Early Modern Ideas of Legal Pluralism
    Richard J. Ross, University of Illinois College of Law & University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Department of History, and Philip J. Stern, Duke University Department of History, have published Reconstructing Early Modern Notions of…
  • Aug 15

    New Issue of Law and Humanities Now Available

    New Issue of Law and Humanities Now Available
    The June 2014 issue (volume 8, no. 1) of Law and Humanities is now available. Here is the table of contents.Gary Watt, Editorial  at iii.Ronnie Lippens, The Light of High Modern Discipline: Viewing the Birth, Life and Death of the…
  • Aug 15

    Call For Papers: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

    Call For Papers: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project
    From Bridget Crawford, Pace Law School, comes this Call for Papers: The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the…
Rank this Week: 413

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

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

http://associatesmind.com
  • Aug 18

    The Great Conversation: Brunelleschi, Failure, and Invention of the Renaissance

    The Great Conversation: Brunelleschi, Failure, and Invention of the Renaissance
    Keith has talked a lot in this blog about the difficulties in establishing oneself in practice coming out of law school, the insecurity and/or feeling of failure that young lawyers experience, the dedication and ethic(s) required to…
  • Aug 18

    4-Year Blogiversary

    4-Year Blogiversary
    It’s been all quiet on the Western Front here the past month due to being too busy with work and other projects to keep updating, though I have still been writing my weekly column at Above The Law. But things have started to quiet down…
  • Jul 17

    What Did One Math Book Say To The Other?

    What Did One Math Book Say To The Other?
    Law schools have traditionally done one thing with their students: taught them to “think like lawyers.” Through the Socratic method and study of case law, students are given the tools to analyze and understand the law. But as we…
Rank this Week: 620

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/
  • Aug 18

    Plaintiff Ordered To Produce Credit Card Statements In ICBC Brain Injury Claim

    Plaintiff Ordered To Produce Credit Card Statements In ICBC Brain Injury Claim
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, ordering a Plaintiff in an injury lawsuit to disclose credit card statements for a span of several years. In today’s case (Jermana v. Kananga) the…
  • Aug 18

    Quickscribe 2.0 Now Live With “Expert Annotation”

    Quickscribe 2.0 Now Live With “Expert Annotation”
      Quickscribe, BC’s premier service for tracking legislative changes in the Province, has now launched their updated online version which provides many new features including legislative annotations from ‘experts’ in…
  • Aug 14

    Welcome CBC Radio Vancouver Listener

    Welcome CBC Radio Vancouver Listener
    Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by CBC Radio’s Jeremy Allingham on the topic of expert witness advocacy in personal injury lawsuits. For those visiting this site for the first time welcome!  If you are looking for…
Rank this Week: 213

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 277

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Aug 18

    Case Law in an Era of Heightened Scrutiny

    Case Law in an Era of Heightened Scrutiny
    Ken Strutin's documents the scope of sources that encompass a critical issue that has recently repeatedly surfaced in mass media and the legal press - the fact that judicial decisions are believed to embody legal reasoning, societal values…
  • Aug 17

    How to Cook Lemon Fish

    How to Cook Lemon Fish
    Writer David Barker introduces us to a quick, easy recipe for a delicious dish called Lemon Fish. As he says, there is actually no such fish as a lemon fish. David is rather referring to a grilling method he learned after moving to the…
  • Jul 30

    Cell phone book club vision excites school librarian Njabulo Tazibona in Zimbabwe: How he can make it reality

    Cell phone book club vision excites school librarian Njabulo Tazibona in Zimbabwe: How he can make it reality
    A follow-up from David Rothman's article earlier this month, Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community - he shares that while U.S. librarians mull over LibraryCity's proposal for cell…
Rank this Week: 951

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 18

    Southern District of Indiana Seeks Comments on Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge

    Southern District of Indiana Seeks Comments on Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge
    Indianapolis, Indiana - The Southern District of Indiana has released a public notice regarding the reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge Craig M. McKee. Magistrate Judge McKee (pictured left) is currently in office at Terre Haute,…
  • Aug 15

    Indiana Patent Owners - Beware of Maintenance Fee Scam

    Indiana Patent Owners - Beware of Maintenance Fee Scam
    Alexandria, Virginia - The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has repeated its warning about unsolicited communications regarding maintenance fees.Many patent owners have received unsolicited communications that at first…
  • Aug 14

    Indiana Patent Infringement Lawsuit: CeraMedic Sues DePuy Orthopaedic

    Indiana Patent Infringement Lawsuit: CeraMedic Sues DePuy Orthopaedic
    South Bend, Indiana - In conjunction with New York intellectual property co-counsel, Indiana patent attorneys for CeraMedic LLC of Plano, Texas sued in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. of Warsaw,…
Rank this Week: 920

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema
    Microsoft wants you to believe that Google’s business practices stifle competition and harm consumers. Again. The latest volley in its tiresome and ironic campaign to bludgeon Google with the same regulatory club once used against…
  • Aug 13

    Teslas’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!

    Teslas’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!
    [First posted to the CPIP Blog on June 17, 2014] Last Thursday, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, issued an announcement on the company’s blog with a catchy title: “All Our Patent Are Belong to You.”…
Rank this Week: 47

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
  • Aug 18

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine
    We covered earlier the upcoming Hastings Law Journal symposium on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court. It will take place in San Francisco on Friday, September 19th. Here’s an…
  • Aug 17

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace
    Rhonda Wasserman (Pittsburgh) has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Future Claimants and the Quest for Global Peace, which will appear in the Emory Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: In the mass tort context, the defendant typically…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
Rank this Week: 400

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 566

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500
    Bertolini Corporation pays $92,500 to settle a retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC is tasked with investigating violations of the Title VII of the…
  • Aug 13

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500
    Royal Tire, Inc. pays $182,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts, between January 2008 and June 2011, Royal…
  • Aug 10

    Turner Machine Company Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $80,000

    Turner Machine Company Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $80,000
    Turner Machine Company pays $80,000 to settle a retaliation a lawsuit. The federal lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to documents, which were made public, Ken Woodard was hired by Turner in…
Rank this Week: 278

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV New

    Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV New
    Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV News. *** Once the Civil Code is amended, cats, dogs and other animals will no longer be considered as “personal property” but as living, “sentient”…
  • Aug 17

    You can carry a privacy-minded wireless hotspot in your pocket–engadget

    You can carry a privacy-minded wireless hotspot in your pocket–engadget
    Devices like the Safeplug can deter companies and governments from snooping on your devices at home, but they’re not much good when you’re on the road. That’s where the PORTAL (Personal Onion…
  • Aug 17

    Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49-Engadget

    Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49-Engadget
    English: Tor Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s easy to worry about internet privacy these days, but it can be a pain to set up a Tor connection that keeps the snoops and thieves at bay. Pogoplug wants to…
Rank this Week: 812

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 601

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Mandatory life sentence for NJ child molesters proposed again

    Mandatory life sentence for NJ child molesters proposed again
    8-18-2014 New Jersey: Convicted child predators could face a mandatory life sentence under legislation one New Jersey lawmaker continues to push. In August of 1994, just days after 7-year-old Megan Kanka was brutally raped and murdered by a…
  • Aug 17

    Wake Up California Therapists! Protecting Client Confidentiality per Proposed California Law AB 1775

    Wake Up California Therapists! Protecting Client Confidentiality per Proposed California Law AB 1775
    8-17-2014 California: The Current Situation vs. AB 1775 For a very long time, California psychotherapists have been required to break client confidentiality only when we believe a minor or dependent adult is in imminent danger of serious…
  • Aug 17

    Sex Offender Programming In Iowa Starts at Mount Pleasant

    Sex Offender Programming In Iowa Starts at Mount Pleasant
    See also: Iowa Preparing For Huge Increase In Sex Offenders Entering Probation, Parole 8-17-2014 Iowa: The programming hub for incarcerated sex offenders is at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility. The medium security prison houses men…
Rank this Week: 66

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Two Boys Mauled In Indio Pit Bull Attack

    Two Boys Mauled In Indio Pit Bull Attack
    Two small children were attacked in a vicious encounter with a pit bull in Indio this week. The boys, ages five and eleven, were mauled in a single incident with one dog on Saturday. The five-year-old boy suffered bite wounds to the back of…
  • Aug 11

    Lack of Bicycle Lanes in Orange County Causing Danger

    Lack of Bicycle Lanes in Orange County Causing Danger
    In recent years, many cities in California, including Los Angeles, have become more and more friendly to cyclists. More bicycle lanes are appearing, and there has been a concerted effort to increase awareness of bicyclist’s rights and…
  • Jul 29

    Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Dementia

    Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Dementia
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are catastrophic injuries that have long-term consequences. For many years, researchers have suspected that brain injuries dramatically increase the risk of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and…
Rank this Week: 259

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 18

    Beauty Contestant Arrested on Charges of Workers’ Comp Fraud

    Beauty Contestant Arrested on Charges of Workers’ Comp Fraud
    If you say you broke your toe, can’t work and then collect workers’ compensation benefits, it’s probably a good idea to forgo the beauty pageant circuit. Shawna Lynn Palmer was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud…
  • Aug 14

    S.F. Releases FAQs on Ban-the-Box Ordinance

    S.F. Releases FAQs on Ban-the-Box Ordinance
    San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) took effect yesterday, and San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released a new Frequently Asked Questions document with detailed information on how the FCO…
  • Aug 13

    Minimum Wage Showdown in San Diego

    Minimum Wage Showdown in San Diego
    At the end of July, San Diego’s City Council approved an ordinance that called for incremental increases to the city’s minimum wage starting on January 1, 2015. The ordinance also included an “earned sick leave”…
Rank this Week: 513

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”
    BBC on August 18, 2014 released the following: “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will be leaving London’s Ecuadorean embassy “soon”. He said he understood from Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson he…
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
Rank this Week: 288

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 670

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    David Duchovny and Tea Leoni finalize Divorce

    David Duchovny and Tea Leoni finalize Divorce
    The Marriage is finally over for David Duchovny and Tea Leoni. The "Californication" star and "Deep Impact" actress have divorced, according to several reports. Duchovny, 54, is said to have filed for divorce back in June, and the New…
  • Aug 15

    Kelly Rutherford Child Custody Battle Continue

    Kelly Rutherford Child Custody Battle Continue
    Kelly Rutherford has launched a dramatic legal bid to stop her son and daughter from ever returning to France where they live with her ex-husband - while the children are on holiday with her in New York. The former Gossip Girl star has filed…
  • Aug 13

    Child's Preference in a Child Custody Modification Proceeding

    Child's Preference in a Child Custody Modification Proceeding
    Let's say you have a current child custody order in place and now you wish to modify that order. How does a child's preference come into play in modifying the custody order? A child's wishes are entitled to greater consideration in…
Rank this Week: 488

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 283

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 18

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site
      The Los Angeles Times is reporting on the threat rising sea levels pose for coastal Native American archaeological sites, like those found on Santa Cruz Island off mainland California. "We're standing on a living history book, and…
  • Aug 13

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner
    The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates has unanimously voted to amend the ABA Constitution to permit Tribal Court practitioners to be full members of the ABA. “We commend the ABA for recognizing that there are three…
  • Jul 29

    Tribal Federal Recognition Comment Period Extended To 30 September 2014

    Tribal Federal Recognition Comment Period Extended To 30 September 2014
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the public comment period on Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process, which are designed to improve and streamline the often decades-long effort Tribes must presently undertake to achieve…
Rank this Week: 748

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    El Dorado Chemical Company v. EPA

    El Dorado Chemical Company v. EPA
    El Dorado Chemical Company  v.  EPA - 8/15/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. The Panel ruled that the district court did not err in upholding the EPA's ruling rejecting Arkansas's water…
  • Aug 18

    South Carolina Public Service v. FERC

    South Carolina Public Service v. FERC
    South Carolina Public Service v. FERC - 8/15/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-1232 (Consolidated with 12-1233, 12-1250, 12-1276, 12-1279, 12-1280, 12-1285, 12-1292, 12-1293, 12-1296,…
  • Aug 18

    Minisink Residents for Enviro. v. FERC

    Minisink Residents for Enviro. v. FERC
    Minisink Residents for Enviro. v. FERC - 8/15/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-1481. The Appeals Court said, "Though we respect the concerns they raise, we conclude that, as a legal matter, …
Rank this Week: 855

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Human Society.

http://hslf.typepad.com/political_animal/
  • Aug 18

    Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family

    Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family
    Domestic violence is more complicated, in terms of the social relationships, than previously understood. Many abusers will harm or threaten the beloved dog or cat of a spouse or partner as a way of exerting control over that person.…
  • Aug 13

    Tackling the Tusk Trade

    Tackling the Tusk Trade
    In a welcome break from partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats are joining together to protect elephants and rhinos from illegal poaching. This month, New Jersey and New York became the first two states to ban the trade in elephant…
  • Aug 11

    Slow Down Needed on Sea Cow Downlisting

    Slow Down Needed on Sea Cow Downlisting
    Ask any child to name an endangered sea creature, and not every kid would list the manatee first, but that species would make almost every top 10 list. These gentle giants, who long ago inspired the mermaid myth, can…
Rank this Week: 603

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 18

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath
    Sorry about the pun — but then again, I’m not the PTO; then again, too, my attitude toward “scandalous and offensive” ethnic marks is different from that of lots of people, too. This one, in particular, has long rubbed…
  • Aug 11

    Kimberlin v. All the bloggers — The Patterico / Liberty Chick Motion to Dismi

    Kimberlin v. All the bloggers — The Patterico / Liberty Chick Motion to Dismi
    Read about the case here and here. Read the motion to dismiss here:
  • Aug 7

    Secret defrauder ring (UPDATED)

    Secret defrauder ring (UPDATED)
    Originally posted 2010-02-15 13:15:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI want one, too! What is the FRAUD-O-METER™?  Its creator, John Welch, explains: Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is certainly true…
Rank this Week: 151

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada
    Como cada año, la temporada de cosecha del chile significa una importante derrama económica para la región sur de Nuevo México. Sin embargo, para los trabajadores del campo la situación ha cambiado poco. To…
  • Aug 13

    My San Antonio – S.A. lawyers recognized for pro bono program

    My San Antonio – S.A. lawyers recognized for pro bono program
    The San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program has been recognized by the State Bar of Texas for its work helping low-income residents access legal help. To read the entire story, click here.
  • Aug 7

    San Antonio Attorneys Honored for Commitment to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

    San Antonio Attorneys Honored for Commitment to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – August 7, 2014 – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has honored three San Antonio attorneys for their commitment to providing free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The attorneys…
Rank this Week: 762

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee
    For employers who cease to contribute to a multiemployer defined benefit pension plan, withdrawal liability is becoming more and more common.  When a pension fund is underfunded, the cessation of the contribution obligation can trigger…
  • Aug 15

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule
    Recently I was working with a client who had an appeal from an individual seeking to get additional benefits under a health plan.  In a nutshell, the issue was an annual limit on visits and the participant wanted the plan to pay for…
  • Aug 11

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill
    The issue of COBRA notices and penalties can create problems when considering who is entitled to the notice and when they have to be issued.  When claims are brought for alleged violations of the provision of COBRA notices, some…
Rank this Week: 752

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 462

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    In Texas, a trade association has standing to challenge a tax statute on behalf of its members (at least for now)

    In Texas, a trade association has standing to challenge a tax statute on behalf of its members (at least for now)
    Last Friday, the Texas Third Court of Appeals at Austin issued its opinion affirming the state District Court’s judgment in Combs, et al. v. Texas Small Tobacco Coalition and Global Tobacco, Inc., No. 03-13-00753-CV (August 15, 2014).…
  • Aug 13

    ALERT: The Southwest Royalties case has been affirmed on appeal

    ALERT: The Southwest Royalties case has been affirmed on appeal
    Today, the Texas Third Court of Appeals at Austin affirmed a closely-watched appeal in which a State District Court denied an oil and gas producer’s claimed sales and use tax exemptions for certain above-ground and below-ground oil and…
  • Jul 30

    Texas may soon end its "trailing nexus" treatment for out-of-state seller

    Texas may soon end its "trailing nexus" treatment for out-of-state seller
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is currently circulating drafts of proposed sales and use tax rule changes for informal comments from interested tax practitioners. Most of the drafts are very detailed and will require careful…
Rank this Week: 750

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    I may have too much time on my hands…?

    I may have too much time on my hands…?
  • Aug 17

    This is Your Trial at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    This is Your Trial at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Inksters Solicitors are sponsoring This is Your Trial at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This is Your Trial is an improvised show where top comedians are lawyers, prosecuting and defending charges set against you! Everyone is guilty until…
  • Aug 15

    Feeling orthogonal…I do on occasion…

    Feeling orthogonal…I do on occasion…
      It is still the dead legal season of August… I shall do what I can to write something about law, this being a law blog, at the weekend….
Rank this Week: 139

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Unofficial Transcripts of the ABA Briefing/Webcast “Mortgage Q&A with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”

    Unofficial Transcripts of the ABA Briefing/Webcast “Mortgage Q&A with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”
    To address outstanding questions regarding the new mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014, CFPB staff provided non-binding, informal guidance in a webinar hosted by the American Bankers Association (ABA). Specifically, CFPB staff…
  • Aug 15

    CFPB Adjusts CARD Act, HOEPA, And Ability To Repay Threshold

    CFPB Adjusts CARD Act, HOEPA, And Ability To Repay Threshold
    On August 14, the CFPB issued a final rule to re-calculate certain threshold amounts under Regulation Z. With respect to certain amounts under the CARD Act, effective January 1, 2015, the minimum interest charge disclosure thresholds…
  • Aug 15

    FinCEN Advisory Urges Institutions To Promote Culture Of Compliance

    FinCEN Advisory Urges Institutions To Promote Culture Of Compliance
    On August 11, FinCEN issued Advisory FIN-2014-A007 to provide guidance regarding BSA/AML compliance programs. Specifically, the guidance recommends that institutions create a “culture of compliance” by ensuring that: (i)…
Rank this Week: 973