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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    What questions about special education should we ask the major party candidates for President? #Education Politics ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 20

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 18

    Procedural Safeguards The Series - Part II #SpEdProcedure

    Procedural Safeguards The Series - Part II #SpEdProcedure
    This is the second installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.  I work a lot in this area, so it is near and dear to my…
Rank this Week: 443

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud – North Carolina Statistics for 2014 – 2015

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud – North Carolina Statistics for 2014 – 2015
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kristina Brown Thompson, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Several months ago, the North Carolina Industrial Commission published their Annual Report for 2014 – 2015. Based on the Annual Report,…
  • Aug 18

    CNBC: If you’re sitting at your desk, GET UP NOW!

    CNBC: If you’re sitting at your desk, GET UP NOW!
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. Causey Law Firm has taken small steps to implement ergonomic planning in our office.  We have one Varidesk sit/stand desktop conversion in use, like the one shown…
  • Aug 15

    OSHA Investigates October Incident; Also Focuses Efforts on ‘High-Hazard Manufacturing Industries’

    OSHA Investigates October Incident; Also Focuses Efforts on ‘High-Hazard Manufacturing Industries’
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently highlighted two news releases that are related to or will affect…
Rank this Week: 965

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 667

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 22

    Make Money Mondays: Which of These 30 Elements of Customer Value Do You Offer Your Clients?

    Make Money Mondays: Which of These 30 Elements of Customer Value Do You Offer Your Clients?
    What makes a product or services appealing to customers or clients? For lawyers, most of us would say that most clients retain us because we’re in the business of solving problems. But that response is too limiting and may be costing us…
  • Aug 19

    Rocket Retainers & Power Pacts – Recordings Available Now!

    Rocket Retainers & Power Pacts – Recordings Available Now!
    Thanks to those who attended Rocket Retainers & Power Pacts. Maybe it’s just that it’s summer, but it didn’t attract as  large an audience as I would have liked. And so, if you’d like to listen to…
  • Aug 16

    Should Trademark Attorneys Use NameWarden to Find Clients?

    Should Trademark Attorneys Use NameWarden to Find Clients?
    For some reason, I’ve not seen much yet written about Namewarden, a docketing, defense, and new client finder  service for trademark lawyers, as described in founder Chris Gatewood’s bio in this post . According to the…
Rank this Week: 768

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word “mandatory” in the event of…
  • Aug 15

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?
    On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary market, a dissenting panelist in a 2005 case observed that “[t]here is no doubt Respondent is in the business of being a reseller of domain names that consist of common English…
  • Aug 8

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist
    There is in the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act a provision not expressly found in the UDRP (at least, not in so many words) but the concept is nevertheless present in the Policy by construction. I’ll return to the UDRP in a…
Rank this Week: 506

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/
  • Aug 22

    Hot Coffee Karma: The Day Was Bound To Happen

    Hot Coffee Karma: The Day Was Bound To Happen
    I have written about the hot coffee litigation for years. So much so that I suspected that one day I, too, would face my own hot coffee incident. After all, there is only so many times one can say, “Coffee is meant to be…
  • Aug 12

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    More than five years ago, we here at Abnormal Use compiled a list of songs about lawyers and judges. It was quite a feat! If you’re feeling nostalgic or wish to cite to a song about expert witnesses, revisit that list here!…
  • Aug 11

    Suicide Squad Lawsuit In The Works Over Lack Of Joker Screen Time

    Suicide Squad Lawsuit In The Works Over Lack Of Joker Screen Time
    Last weekend’s Suicide Squad premiere was a huge box office success. In spite of dismal critical reviews, the film raked in receipts in excess of $135 million. Apparently, those moviegoers by-and-large didn’t…
Rank this Week: 528

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
  • Aug 22

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site
    GoFundMe scams seem to be growing by the day. While the GoFundMe fundraising site can be a great resource for people who need to raise funds for legitimate charities and needs, it has also become a hotbed of fraud. And with the site taking a…
  • Aug 16

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence
    One of the key parts of Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation created to address the problem of massive financial statement fraud at public companies like Enron and WorldCom, was the increased prison sentences for executives participating in fraud.…
  • Aug 11

    Preventing Fraud in a Law Practice: Active Partner Involvement

    Preventing Fraud in a Law Practice: Active Partner Involvement
    There are two inexpensive and simple steps that can be taken to provide more oversight for the disbursement function at a law office. First, a partner needs to be actively involved in the process of issuing checks and payments. It’s not…
Rank this Week: 66

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    As With Many Things in Life, Timing is Everything.

    As With Many Things in Life, Timing is Everything.
    If I had to pick one issue that perpetually appears in term sheets and letters of intent negotiated by clients on real estate purchases, it is the issue of timing. In short, the self-imposed deadlines agreed to by the parties are often…
  • Aug 14

    There’s a New Form in Town (for Cuyahoga County Real Estate Transfers)

    There’s a New Form in Town (for Cuyahoga County Real Estate Transfers)
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq., Senior Counsel at Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzActually, effective August 1, 2016, for Cuyahoga County, there is a new Page 2 to the statewide Real Property Conveyance Fee Statement of Value and Receipt (Form DTE…
  • Aug 8

    Being a Charity Doesn't Mean You Qualify for the "Charitable Use" Property Tax Exemption in Ohio

    Being a Charity Doesn't Mean You Qualify for the "Charitable Use" Property Tax Exemption in Ohio
    When it comes to claiming a property tax exemption based on charitable use, merely owning the property in a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation is not sufficient to succeed.  On July 27, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in…
Rank this Week: 939

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Aug 22

    Asbestos Litigation and Our Veteran

    Asbestos Litigation and Our Veteran
    There are approximately 25 million veterans from all wars and all branches of service in the U.S., some at risk of developing mesothelioma or another fatal asbestos disease as a result of asbestos exposure. Veterans comprise 30% of all known…
  • Jul 17

    Mediation and Personal Injury Case

    Mediation and Personal Injury Case
    Personal injury cases should end in settlement, but often times there is no resolution, leading to frustration for those in the mediation. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins co-host and colleague, Manny Valdez, Sr. and…
  • Jul 6

    The NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement: Part Two

    The NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement: Part Two
    In Part Two of this two part series on Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, as Dan gives the latest update on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement. Don't miss it!
Rank this Week: 360

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/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 268

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tom Rutledge Takes on LLC Member Expulsion

    Tom Rutledge Takes on LLC Member Expulsion
    This week's New York Business Divorce serves up a provocative article by, and an informative podcast interview with, Kentucky lawyer Tom Rutledge, a leading expert on closely held business entities, on the hot-button topic of LLC member…
  • Aug 15

    Good Faith Trumps Sole Discretion in LLC Agreement’s Repurchase Provision

    Good Faith Trumps Sole Discretion in LLC Agreement’s Repurchase Provision
    Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Anil Singh's recent decision in Saleeby v Remco Maintenance teaches some valuable lessons about how not to draft stock or membership interest redemption provisions in executive employment agreements. It's…
  • Aug 8

    New Jersey Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Judicial Expulsion of LLC Member

    New Jersey Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Judicial Expulsion of LLC Member
    The New Jersey Supreme Court last week issued an important decision tightening the criteria for judicial expulsion of an LLC member. Get the story in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 681

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
  • Aug 20

    Guy de Maupassant: The Natural.

    Guy de Maupassant: The Natural.
    Bel-Ami: Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893...
Rank this Week: 75

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?

    The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?
    Car seat recalls are issued out of precaution – and sometimes, no real injuries have occurred. But, there are times when the risks associated with those recalls are common – and a child could suffer serious injury. The Britax car…
  • Aug 19

    Out of Pocket Medical Costs Are on the Rise: Can You Claim Them in Your Lawsuit?

    Out of Pocket Medical Costs Are on the Rise: Can You Claim Them in Your Lawsuit?
    You pay your monthly premium for health insurance; therefore, it seems safe to assume that you will be protected from medical costs after an accident. Sadly, it is not until long after an accident that most victims realize how hurt they are…
  • Aug 15

    Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

    Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
    Many accident victims are hesitant about pursuing an injury claim against the negligent party. Their reasons often stem from watching the drama unfold in TV courtrooms. In real life, however, trials are not as dramatic. In actuality, a large…
Rank this Week: 541

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 21

    News Essentials: 22nd August 2016

    News Essentials: 22nd August 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWS14th View from the President’s Chambers: Care cases: Settlement conferences and the ‘tandem’ modelThe President looks at two public law…
  • Aug 18

    Absurd, worrying, threatening and money saving...

    Absurd, worrying, threatening and money saving...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were mostly dealing with things that were wrong, concerning, or both:Sorry to disappoint, but the family justice system is not run by feminist zealots - Responding…
  • Aug 14

    News Essentials: 15th August 2016

    News Essentials: 15th August 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSSupreme Court refers to ECJ case of transgender woman denied state pension at 60Sec of State argues that full certificate of gender recognition is required.…
Rank this Week: 266

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Aug 21

    Rent Seeking "Reform"

    Rent Seeking "Reform"
    In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. responds to a New York Times editorial that claimed that President Obama has been frustrated throughout his two terms by the "political dysfunction" caused by a…
  • Aug 14

    No Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    No Light At The End Of The Tunnel
    Investment banker (and former OTS official) C.K. Lee has been keeping his finger on the pulse of the financial institution capital markets for years, and when it comes to the future of de novo banks, the outlook, to him, looks...
  • Aug 7

    Conflating A Little With A Lot

    Conflating A Little With A Lot
    A friend of mine, a business consultant and "recovering lawyer," once told me that there wasn't a damned thing you could tell lawyers, because they thought they knew it all. This helps explain why his sojourn into the world of...
Rank this Week: 198

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 21

    Sunday Night Open Thread

    Sunday Night Open Thread
    The Olympics are closing tonight. I liked the women's gymnastics but really didn't care for the constant and annoying chatter by the female anchors, or the hyperventilating male anchors (on swimming) on NBC, so I didn't watch much else... [[…
  • Aug 20

    Trump's Many Failure

    Trump's Many Failure
    Vanity Fair reports on Trump's campaign, which has morphed from free-fall to the hospice phase: As Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes summed up Bannon’s appointment: “Trump’s campaign has now entered the Hospice Phase.…
  • Aug 20

    Mexican Media Report El Chapo's Son Freed, Back in Sinaloa

    Mexican Media Report El Chapo's Son Freed, Back in Sinaloa
    Riodoce reported this morning it has confirmed that Alfredo Guzman-Salazar, son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera and the other five men kidnapped at La Leche Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta have been freed and are back in Sinaloa. Alfredo and…
Rank this Week: 3

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 21

    Still Smoldering Caribbean Fantasy Towed to San Juan

    Still Smoldering Caribbean Fantasy Towed to San Juan
    Early Saturday morning, a salvage team towed the still smoldering Caribbean Fantasy ferry to the harbor in San Juan, after the U.S Coast Guard had approved a towage plan.  The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as…
  • Aug 18

    Screwing Filipinos & Imprisoning Lawyers: Seafarers "Protection Act" Protects Cruise Line Employer

    Screwing Filipinos & Imprisoning Lawyers: Seafarers "Protection Act" Protects Cruise Line Employer
    Filipinos are the most mistreated seafarers on the high seas. They work long hours every single day on tankers and cargo & cruise ships far away from their families for long periods of time for little money.    When Filipino…
  • Aug 17

    Caribbean Fantasy Catches on Fire

    Caribbean Fantasy Catches on Fire
    News sources are reporting that the Caribbean Fantasy ferry has caught fire after sailing from the Dominican Republic to San Juan, forcing passengers to evacuate the vessel. The fire reportedly broke out as the Caribbean Fantasy sailed near…
Rank this Week: 131

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 457

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 843

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Aug 7

    Can We Trust Hillary Clinton?

    Can We Trust Hillary Clinton?
    Of course, under the circumstances, Hillary Clinton must be elected President, but what can she be trusted to do? I will argue that there is a lot to worry about here, but first, some things she can be trusted to do. First, she will appoint…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
Rank this Week: 340

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
Rank this Week: 504

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
  • Aug 20

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole
    Clive James, in his continuing self-proclaimed farewell tour to life and art, says farewell to Mad Men. And as it happened, so, just this week, did we. I'll let Clive speak for himself (some kind of confusing paywall but persist) For me: yeh,…
Rank this Week: 101

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 21

    Paying Employment Taxes Is Optional…Until You Get Caught

    Paying Employment Taxes Is Optional…Until You Get Caught
    Two stories regarding employment taxes from the past week should serve as a reminder that paying employment taxes is only optional until you get caught. First, an update on the individual who thought he could just create a new business entity…
  • Aug 21

    Three Sets of Books Isn’t Better than One

    Three Sets of Books Isn’t Better than One
    From time to time I’ve seen stories of individuals using two sets of books: One with the actual numbers and one with the (lesser) numbers used to prepare the tax returns. It’s a great idea…until you get caught. A former…
  • Aug 14

    Five Sentenced for Tax Fraud; Justice Department Gets ITINs Wrong

    Five Sentenced for Tax Fraud; Justice Department Gets ITINs Wrong
    A Justice Department press release caught my eye. Five individuals, all Mexican nationals residing in the US, were sentenced to ClubFed for terms between 33 months and 121 months. The five individuals had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to…
Rank this Week: 857

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    A postcard from the President…

    A postcard from the President…
    So I go away on holiday for a week and, whilst my focus is on knitting and farting around in the back garden, and the rest of the world is breathlessly tweeting about olympic medals, CAFCASS and The President slip out…
  • Aug 18

    A Christian Concern

    A Christian Concern
    The judgment following the rehearing in the case of M (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 61 (02 February 2016) has now been published, see Re M  (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1658 (Fam) (19 May 2016), a judgment of Newton J. You may recall…
  • Aug 14

    Human Rights Act Claims in Family Proceedings – the costs catch 22 resolved?

    Human Rights Act Claims in Family Proceedings – the costs catch 22 resolved?
    This case just published : Re BB (A Child) [2016] EWFC B53 (26 June 2016), HHJ Murfitt. In brief : A Circuit Judge case, so not binding authority. Care proceedings following s20 drift (1 yr +). Child’s legal rep brought HRA claim…
Rank this Week: 949

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?
    Introduction to Blockchain Interview on Its impact on Practice and Firms Both the legal and mainstream media have written many articles about the Blockchain. So I thought readers will appreciate hearing from three lawyers whose practices…
  • Aug 10

    How Law Firms Should Prepare for the Future of Legal Services (HighQ SmartLaw Book Contribution)

    How Law Firms Should Prepare for the Future of Legal Services (HighQ SmartLaw Book Contribution)
    HighQ, a UK-based software company serving the legal market, recently initiated  a conversation about SmarltLaw. It started with a website earlier this year. This month, the company released a short e-book that asked…
  • Jul 31

    The Coming Changes in How Lawyers Practice

    The Coming Changes in How Lawyers Practice
    In this century we have seen dramatic changes in the legal market. From a period of plenty, we moved to one of seeming scarcity. Many commentators suggest that the legal market has been, is being, or will be disrupted. I have a different…
Rank this Week: 806

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 21

    Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

    Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?
    The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board has issued a “Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy” that includes the penultimate statement, California’s dairy and livestock industries…
  • Aug 14

    Attend Greenbuild – The Best Way To Grow Your Green Building Busine

    Attend Greenbuild – The Best Way To Grow Your Green Building Busine
    I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” My answer is simple and the same response I have offered for years, attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year Greenbuild is in Los Angeles…
  • Aug 7

    Zika Virus and LEED Buildings – Redux

    Zika Virus and LEED Buildings – Redux
    Given the large number of inquiries we have responded to about Zika, including about liability for building owners, this is a repost of an updated version of my February blog post on the subject. Owners of LEED buildings should evaluate the…
Rank this Week: 833

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28
    Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016.  This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but that is not an entirely accurate description. …
  • Jul 23

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset
    Recent Case:  LAGERS Pension present value of zero but future payment divided Missouri Statutes require division of marital property, including local government retirement system benefits. The Circuit court treated the defined benefit…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right
    Recent Case: Marijuana use under the level of chemical dependency not grounds for termination of parental rights Father appeals from the judgment terminating his parental rights. Grounds for termination of parental rights require clear and…
Rank this Week: 961

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Case o' The Week: Three times, no Brady - Harmon and Knowing Perjured Cooperator Testimony before Grand Jury

    Case o' The Week: Three times, no Brady - Harmon and Knowing Perjured Cooperator Testimony before Grand Jury
     What do you call a conviction of charges in an indictment obtained from the knowing presentation of perjurious snitch testimony before the grand jury? (Three times over!)  You call it, “affirmed.” United States v.…
  • Aug 19

    United States v. Harmon, No. 15-10034…

    United States v. Harmon, No. 15-10034 (8-18-16)(Owen w/ Wallace & Nelson). A bad Mechanikcontrols this affirmance of money laundering convictions. Here, before the grand jury, the prosecutor's witness lied about receiving benefits for his…
  • Aug 18

    US v. Mendoza-Padilla, No. 15-10051…

    US v. Mendoza-Padilla, No. 15-10051 (8-16-16)(Tallman w/Clifton and Ikuta).The categorical approach visits Florida; specifically, whether manslaughter as defined by the Florida Supreme Court constitutes a "crime of violence" under 2L1.2. The…
Rank this Week: 284

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?
    In Kentucky, legislators are facing a revanchist push by Democrats to overturn 2011 legislation passed by that Republican-controlled body to reduce incarceration levels in local jails. What interested Grits most, though was the remarkable…
  • Aug 21

    Texas Lege should decarcerate, close prisons to cut TDCJ budget

    Texas Lege should decarcerate, close prisons to cut TDCJ budget
    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice released its legislative appropriations request last week, but declined to identify four percent of its budget to cut as demanded by legislative leadership, reported the Texas Tribune. Instead, they…
  • Aug 20

    Threats of death coerced false testimony in Waco innocence case

    Threats of death coerced false testimony in Waco innocence case
    A judge in Waco recommended granting a habeas corpus writ on "actual innocence" grounds in a case which demonstrates the risks of false convictions from plea bargaining and informant practices. A report from Tommy Witherspoon at the Waco…
Rank this Week: 47

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle
    The Sixth Circuit will authorize second or successive § 2255 petitions to address Johnson issues related to application of the career offender enhancement. In In re: Antonio D. Patrick, the Sixth Circuit found that Johnson announced a…
  • Aug 21

    Career Offender Clarification

    Career Offender Clarification
    Adult convictions, even if committed and obtained before a defendant is eighteen, may be used when determining career offender status. In U.S. v. Doxey, the Sixth Circuit (in a published opinion) joined the Fourth and Tenth Circuits in…
  • Jul 29

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle
    In today's opinion in In Re: Alford D. Embry, Judge Sutton notes the differing opinions on whether Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), applies to the Guidelines and whether it applies retroactively to the Guidelines. There is…
Rank this Week: 943

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Aug 21

    ¿Qué es una audiencia pública?

    ¿Qué es una audiencia pública?
    Ya hemos hecho nuestro análisis del fallo CEPIS y prometimos como bonus track un apartado dedicado a explicar cómo debe hacerse lo que allí no se hizo. Es decir, la audiencia pública previa, que ya sabemos que es…
  • Aug 18

    La Corte y las tarifas, diez cosas que tenemos que saber

    La Corte y las tarifas, diez cosas que tenemos que saber
    Una encuesta que hicimos (simplemente de ambiente, no asumo representatividad) nos había dado este descalce entre el debería y el pronóstico.Aquí en su momento especulábamos que iba a haber "un surco de…
  • Aug 18

    Sobre la constitucionalidad de una reforma de la constitución por ley

    Sobre la constitucionalidad de una reforma de la constitución por ley
    Fusionando varios proyectos presentados por varios legisladores provinciales a lo largo de varios períodos legislativos, la Legislatura bonaerense puso límites a la reelección indefinida de senadores y diputados…
Rank this Week: 356

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 565

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 21

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"
    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers" by Veljko Dubljevic has been published in the most recent issue of Neuorethics: Abstract The organizers and members of the international abstract review…
  • Aug 17

    "Psychopathy, Mental Time Travel, and Legal Responsibility"

    "Psychopathy, Mental Time Travel, and Legal Responsibility"
    "Psychopathy, Mental Time Travel, and Legal Responsibility" by Andrew Vierra has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Neil Levy argues that the degree to which psychopaths ought to be held blameworthy for their…
  • Aug 15

    "A Defense of Brain Death"

    "A Defense of Brain Death"
    "A Defense of Brain Death" by Nada Gligorov has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In 1959 two French neurologists, Pierre Mollaret and Maurice Goullon, coined the term coma dépassé to designate a…
Rank this Week: 240

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!
    Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves. Two days after we posted a reminder about the upcoming deadline for EAS participants to (a) register on the Commission’s new EAS…
  • Aug 17

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26
    Attention all you EAS participants. The deadline for registering with the Commission’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) AND submitting your ETRS Form One is fast approaching. We alerted you to the August 26, 2016 deadline a couple of…
  • Aug 11

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12
    Last month we reported on the addition of three new event codes (those would be EWW, SSA and SSW) and two revised location codes to the laundry list of EAS-related codes to be used in the headers of emergency announcements. As we noted back…
Rank this Week: 879

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

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

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

    Clients Canceled or Curtailed (Closing Can Cause Consternation)

    Clients Canceled or Curtailed (Closing Can Cause Consternation)
    Two partners from Dentons weigh in on the theme of closing matters and disengaging from client relationships with: "Don't Wait for the New Year to Close Old Files" --"The formal termination of an attorney-client relationship through a file…
  • Aug 18

    Conflicts Complexities (or "Unknown Unknowns, Knowable Unknowns, Etc...")

    Conflicts Complexities (or "Unknown Unknowns, Knowable Unknowns, Etc...")
    From "The Bencher" magazine comes: "Court Disqualifies Firm Based on Representation of Affiliated Subsidiary" --"...a recent decision by a federal district court in which a law firm was disqualified based on its representation of two adverse…
  • Aug 17

    Waivers Wavering?

    Waivers Wavering?
    A few stories worth reviewing in greater detail, before waving goodbye today. First: "Waivers Found Useless in Sprawling Medical Fraud Case" --"A law firm had a disqualifying conflict of interest in representing both the plaintiff in civil…
Rank this Week: 917

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: 313

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law]The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for…
  • Aug 17

    Arbitrability of Securities Law in India

    Arbitrability of Securities Law in India
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shreyangshi Gupta, who is a third year B.A., LL.B. student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS).This post aims at identifying the nature of rights relating to…
  • Aug 17

    Call for Submissions - National Law School of India Review, Vol. 29(1)

    Call for Submissions - National Law School of India Review, Vol. 29(1)
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review]The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue - Volume 29(1). The NLSIR is the flagship law…
Rank this Week: 305

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    The triumph of the Sex Discrimination Act- making it easier to access IVF for LGBTI people

    The triumph of the Sex Discrimination Act- making it easier to access IVF for LGBTI people
    At the beginning of this month, exemptions under the Sex Discrimination Act to allow the States to discriminate against LGBTI people ended. The impact of these changes, which have been barely mentioned, is profound. What is the Sex…
  • Aug 20

    6th anniversary of the LGBTI Legal Service

    6th anniversary of the LGBTI Legal Service
    On Friday night I spoke at the 6th anniversary of the LGBTI Legal Service in the ceremonial Banco  Court of the Supreme Court of Queensland. The court was packed, with about 200 in attendance, and many of the "great and the good"…
  • Aug 13

    Presentation to Rainbow Fertility

    Presentation to Rainbow Fertility
    A couple ofweeks ago, I presented to a continuing professional development seminar for GP's- about Rainbow Fertility. Rainbow Fertility is a new chain of  clinics specifically tailored to assist the fertility needs of LGBTI patients. I told…
Rank this Week: 958

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

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

    Employer Tax Withholding Responsibility – YouTube

    Employer Tax Withholding Responsibility – YouTube
    Learn how to deposit withheld employee taxes to avoid a trust fund recovery penalty in this new YouTube video. Watch this and other videos on the IRS YouTube Channel Employer Tax Withholding Responsibility   Try watching this…
  • Aug 17

    Document: Groups file complaint with FCC over Baltimore Police’s stingray use – Baltimore Sun

    Document: Groups file complaint with FCC over Baltimore Police’s stingray use – Baltimore Sun
    Civil rights groups filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, alleging that the Baltimore Police Department‘s  (BPD) unlicensed use of the controversial cell phone surveillance tool…
  • Aug 17

    Domestic Violence: Finding Safety & Support – Contents – NYS OPDV

    Domestic Violence: Finding Safety & Support – Contents – NYS OPDV
    Is this Publication for Me? This publication was created mostly to help people who have been abused by their intimate partner. But it is not always easy to recognize abuse, even for victims themselves. This publication will try to help you…
Rank this Week: 723

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: 190

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 197

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 531

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache
    Under the doctrine of quantum meruit, if an attorney takes over a case from another attorney and pursues it to a successful conclusion, the original attorney is entitled to be paid for the work he did on the case. The district court found…
  • Aug 15

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad
    The problem, according to the Nevada Supreme Court, was that Golden Road's noncompete agreement was too restrictive to be enforceable. The contract forbade the employee from any employment, affiliation, or service with any gaming…
  • Aug 10

    Dave & Busters Settles Unpaid Overtime Class Action

    Dave & Busters Settles Unpaid Overtime Class Action
    Dave & Buster's recently agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a class action wage and hour lawsuit that allegedly it failed to pay minimum wages, overtime, provide breaks, and required its employees to perform work off the clock,…
Rank this Week: 624

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Aug 20

    4A_46/2016: Streitwertberechnung nach Art. 51 ff. BGG

    4A_46/2016: Streitwertberechnung nach Art. 51 ff. BGG
    In einem arbeitsrechtlichen Prozess hatte das Bundesgericht Gelegenheit, sich zur Berechnung des Streitwerts mit Blick auf das Erfordernis gemäss Art. 74 Abs. 1 lit. a BGG zu äussern. Nach dieser Bestimmung ist in arbeits- und…
  • Aug 20

    4A_445/2015: Einfache Gesellschaft (Konkubinat); internationale Zuständigkeit (amtl. Publ.)

    4A_445/2015: Einfache Gesellschaft (Konkubinat); internationale Zuständigkeit (amtl. Publ.)
    Der Erblasser X. wurde in Frankreich geboren, erwarb die Schweizer Staatsangehörigkeit durch Heirat, liess sich später scheiden und lebte danach ungefähr 17 Jahre lang mit Z. im Kanton Waadt zusammen.X. verstarb in Florida…
  • Aug 19

    4A_702/2015: Fristlose Entlassung; Obliegenheit des Arbeitgebers, bei Unklarheiten nachzufragen

    4A_702/2015: Fristlose Entlassung; Obliegenheit des Arbeitgebers, bei Unklarheiten nachzufragen
    Die Arbeitgeberin eines Servicetechnikers kündigte im September ordentlich per Ende Jahr, weil sie mit den Arbeitsleistungen nicht mehr zufrieden war. Sie warf dem Servicetechniker vor, zu spät mit der Arbeit zu beginnen und die…
Rank this Week: 423