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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 16

    Continuing Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon

    Continuing Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon
    The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) operates the state’s electric grid and conducts wholesale power markets. The New York Department of Public Service regulates the state’s investor-owned electricity providers.…
  • Aug 16

    200 Days & Counting: Environmental Threat Assessment

    200 Days & Counting: Environmental Threat Assessment
    This is the last in our series on the state of play concerning U.S. environmental protection at this point of the Trump Administration. We can classify threats along three dimensions: the likelihood of harm, the seriousness and…
  • Aug 15

    200 Days & Counting: State and Local Action

    200 Days & Counting: State and Local Action
    In the Trump era, what avenues are open to state and local governments to use self-help to protect the environment? I’ve posted before about the opportunities for state and local governments taking action to protect their own…
Rank this Week: 283

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 16

    Thinking like a lawyer may be costing you money

    Thinking like a lawyer may be costing you money
    On my walk today I saw a car parked in front of a neighbor’s house. On the car door was a magnetic sign advertising, “Pam’s house sitting and pet sitting” business. Attached to the sign was a plastic business card…
  • Aug 15

    How to start a conversation with a stranger

    How to start a conversation with a stranger
    Being able to approach and speak to strangers is a valuable skill to have in your marketing quiver. Like any skill, you can get better with practice. Yesterday, after my walk, I was at the park cooling down and saw a mother pushing her two…
  • Aug 14

    A lesson from the clean-cut men in white dress shirt

    A lesson from the clean-cut men in white dress shirt
    When I started practicing, it was well known that IBM had some of the best salesmen in the world. I say salesmen because as far as I know, they were nearly all men. They all wore the IBM uniform–white dress shirt, dark suit and tie,…
Rank this Week: 301

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 16

    Opinion filing tomorrow about assaults on harbor patrol officer

    Opinion filing tomorrow about assaults on harbor patrol officer
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Pennington, which was argued on the late-May calendar.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.) In Pennington, the court will decide whether the People proved that…
  • Aug 16

    Ninth Circuit sends employment law case to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit sends employment law case to Supreme Court
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the California Supreme Court to answer a question that it says is one “of extreme importance to numerous employees and employers in California” and that has “no clear answer” under…
  • Aug 14

    Summary of August 9, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of August 9, 2017 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on August 9, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2)…
Rank this Week: 359

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    MS-13 Bust in Ohio & Indiana:  On Tuesday, Federal agents arrested ten members of the "Columbus Clique,"  a branch of the brutal MS-13 gang.  Travis Fedschun of Fox News reports that three other members of the gang were…
  • Aug 16

    Primary Note

    Primary Note
    A couple of congressional primary elections were held yesterday.Alabama held a primary to fill the remaining two years of Jeff Sessions' Senate term.  Senator and former AG Luther Strange, appointed to fill the seat until the election,…
  • Aug 16

    Is the ABA a Shill for the Defense Bar?

    Is the ABA a Shill for the Defense Bar?
    Read this and decide for yourself.  It starts off (emphasis added):The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a late-offered resolution backing a ban on mandatory minimum sentences, while sponsors withdrew another late sentencing…
Rank this Week: 244

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding
    Supporting the proposal, they summarize their evidence of overcrowding on the register.  Read it here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Aug 16

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort
    Yellowstone proper had very little in the way of obvious TM issues, interestingly enough.  Other things I have encountered:For the torts folks; note especially the guy in the background blithely walking away from the dissolving…
  • Aug 16

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)
    Since apparently there was some question whether the shoes I asked about post-Star Athletica were really shoes, here is proof:Not much less functional than the average super-high heelAlso, I randomly got selected for a trademark infringement…
Rank this Week: 313

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 275

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Aug 16

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom
    Jonathan Rosenbloom, of Drake Law, has posted "Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities." In the article, Rosenbloom highlights the path dependency of local governments in investing…
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
  • Jul 11

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
Rank this Week: 344

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 16

    Uber settles with FTC over allegedly deceptive privacy and data security practice

    Uber settles with FTC over allegedly deceptive privacy and data security practice
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to implement a comprehensive privacy program and obtain regular, independent audits to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers by failing to monitor employee…
  • Aug 16

    CFPB investigating Zillow's ad practice

    CFPB investigating Zillow's ad practice
    The Washington Post reports: According to Zillow, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has concluded a two-year investigation into the company’s “co-marketing” arrangements that allow mortgage lenders to pay for portions…
  • Aug 16

    Fed Reserve vice chair calls plans to unwind banking rules "very, very dangerous"

    Fed Reserve vice chair calls plans to unwind banking rules "very, very dangerous"
    Financial Times reports: One of the Federal Reserve’s top policymakers has attacked attempts to reverse the post-crisis drive for tougher regulation, calling efforts to loosen constraints on banks “dangerous and extremely…
Rank this Week: 365

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 16

    California Sues Sessions Over Sanctuary Cities Policy

    California Sues Sessions Over Sanctuary Cities Policy
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The State of California earlier this week joined Chicago and San Francisco in suing the federal government over DOJ's "sanctuary cities" policy. Our latest post, on Chicago's suit, is…
  • Aug 15

    Three Judge Court Finds Fault with Texas Redistricting Plan

    Three Judge Court Finds Fault with Texas Redistricting Plan
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its extensive and detailed opinion in Perez v. Abbott, a three judge court found problems including intentional racial discrimination in some aspects of Plan C235,…
  • Aug 15

    On Remand, Ninth Circuit Says Spokeo Plaintiff Has Standing

    On Remand, Ninth Circuit Says Spokeo Plaintiff Has Standing
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled today that Thomas Robins suffered a sufficiently concrete injury to establish Article III standing in his case against the consumer data website Spokeo, Inc. The case was on…
Rank this Week: 271

Dallas Personal Injury Blog

Dallas Personal Injury Blog

By Rasansky Law Firm. Covers personal injury law, motor vehicle accidents, daycare and nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice.

http://www.jrlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    New Laws in Texas for 2017

    New Laws in Texas for 2017
    The 85th Texas Legislature has finally concluded, and there are 1,252 new Texas laws on the books. While many of these new laws will affect only a few Texans, some of them will have a big impact on many. We wanted to give our…
  • Aug 11

    Power Lines Over Lakes in Texas – Regulations & Liability

    Power Lines Over Lakes in Texas – Regulations & Liability
    Power lines running over lakes and waterways can be extremely dangerous to boaters. Following the tragic accident on Saturday where three boy scouts were electrocuted after their sailboat came in contact with overhead power lines, many are…
  • Aug 7

    2 Texas Eagle Scouts Electrocuted after Boat Strikes Power Line

    2 Texas Eagle Scouts Electrocuted after Boat Strikes Power Line
    MARION COUNTY, TX (08/05/2017) — Two teenage boys were killed, and another was seriously injured, after their sailboat’s mast struck a power line over Lake O’ The Pines in east Texas on Saturday. UPDATE 08/07/2017:…
Rank this Week: 399

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Aug 16

    NC “employee classification” law warrants caution but doesn’t change substantive law

    NC “employee classification” law warrants caution but doesn’t change substantive law
    On August 11, Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act. The portion of the legislation that deals with worker classifications will take effect December 31. The legislation does not change…
  • Aug 11

    Q and A on the recent controversy

    Q and A on the recent controversy
    On the recent uproar involving a major, major employer and its recently-terminated employee: No. 1. Is it a good idea to provide an “open forum” to employees if there are certain topics that are off limits? No. If you want to…
  • Aug 11

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    President Trump endorses the RAISE Act, which would clamp down on legal immigration. The RAISE Act legislation, among other things, would give immigration priority according to a skills-based “points” system and to…
Rank this Week: 360

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Texa

    What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Texa
    Reckless driving is a serious crime in the state of Texas. An individual commits the offense of reckless driving by operating a motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of another person or property. Reckless driving…
  • Aug 9

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?
    In Texas, an “expiration date,” called a statute of limitations, is in place for almost all types of crimes. A statute of limitations restricts how long an individual or entity can delay taking legal action regarding a…
  • Aug 9

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?
    In Texas, an “expiration date,” called a statute of limitations, is in place for almost all types of crimes. A statute of limitations restricts how long an individual or entity can delay taking legal action regarding a…
Rank this Week: 335

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 314

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Aug 16

    Much to the Satisfaction of Employers Across the State, Governor Christie Vetoes 2 Employment Law Bill

    Much to the Satisfaction of Employers Across the State, Governor Christie Vetoes 2 Employment Law Bill
    Authored by: Jay S. Becker Jeri L. Abrams Ari G. Burd Recently, Governor Christie vetoed 2 pieces of workplace related legislation. One bill that was vetoed sought to ban employers from inquiring about job applicants’ salary…
  • May 16

    Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

    Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
    New Jersey, like 28 other states in this country, allows individuals to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.  From time to time, employers in NJ may receive accommodation requests from employees with medical marijuana…
  • Apr 7

    What Should An Employer Do When An Ill or Injured Employee Has No Available Leave?

    What Should An Employer Do When An Ill or Injured Employee Has No Available Leave?
    Co-Authored By Jeri L. Abrams When an ill or injured employee fails to return to work after they have exhausted all available leave (or were never eligible for leave in the first place), an employer cannot automatically terminate the…
Rank this Week: 361

www.immi-usa.com

www.immi-usa.com

Covers immigration topics in the United States.By SGM Law Firm.

http://www.immi-usa.com/immigration-news/
  • Aug 16

    EB-1A vs EB-1B | Advantages, Requirements, Priority Date

    EB-1A vs EB-1B | Advantages, Requirements, Priority Date
    As the most prestigious levels of the employment-based green cards, the EB-1A and EB-1B immigrant visas share many advantages. However, they do differ in some key areas. Find out which green card is the right fit for your situation through…
  • Aug 11

    September 2017 Visa Bulletin | Report, Prediction & Analysi

    September 2017 Visa Bulletin | Report, Prediction & Analysi
    September is the final month before the end of the fiscal year. With that comes a new start for visas across the board. Hundreds of thousands of people have petitioned for green cards and are waiting for their priority dates … Continue…
  • Jul 27

    EB-1C Denial: Top 6 reasons for Rejection | SGM Law Group

    EB-1C Denial: Top 6 reasons for Rejection | SGM Law Group
    Every aspect of immigration law is fraught with complications. Sometimes, despite doing everything the right way, you can still get a denial. When it comes to a green card as distinguished as the EB-1C, a denial can be devastating. In…
Rank this Week: 284

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Aug 15

    "Law's Picture Books" catalogue is out!

    "Law's Picture Books" catalogue is out!
    Final preparations are underway for our major exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” curated by myself and Mark Weiner (Yale Law Class of 2000). It will display 140 books, drawn exclusively from…
  • Aug 8

    Preview the "Law's Picture Books" exhibit

    Preview the "Law's Picture Books" exhibit
    Preparations for our upcoming exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” together with two overseas trips, have kept me from the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog for a while. “Law’s…
  • May 11

    Tools for Empirical Legal Research: Qualtrics for survey

    Tools for Empirical Legal Research: Qualtrics for survey
    Yale researchers have access to Qualtrics, a powerful, flexible online survey platform that is suited for survey-based empirical legal research projects. Qualtrics is accessible with your Yale NetID and password. Qualtrics offers a…
Rank this Week: 354

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 15

    The Ratification of the ERA

    The Ratification of the ERA
    A few months ago, Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment proposed by Congress in 1972.  I have no idea if this was done for symbolic reasons or from a genuine desire to see the ERA ratified.  Nevada’s action, though,…
  • Aug 15

    The Vice Presidential Exception

    The Vice Presidential Exception
    Here’s a curiosity about our constitutional system. There is one person in the Administration that a President cannot fire–the Vice-President. Suppose a Vice President someday becomes so estranged with the President that he…
  • Aug 15

    The Introduction of My New Book

    The Introduction of My New Book
    is available here for download.
Rank this Week: 311

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 15

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for construction financing

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for construction financing
      15 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and EB-5 Finance Group™ are pleased to announce the publication of The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for EB-5…
  • Aug 6

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: What JMBM does to help developers with EB-5 financing

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: What JMBM does to help developers with EB-5 financing
      06 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing. This article is an updated version of the one that was originally published on HotelLawBlog.com on 15 December 2014.   What JMBM does for developers with EB-5…
  • Aug 4

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why you do NOT want to form your own regional center

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why you do NOT want to form your own regional center
    04 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing. This article is an updated version of the one that was originally published about 3 years ago on HotelLawBlog.com on 30 July 2014.   Why you do NOT want to form your…
Rank this Week: 280

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 297

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 274

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

https://www.lipcon.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Charles R. Lipcon and Jason R. Margulies Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2018

    Charles R. Lipcon and Jason R. Margulies Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2018
    From the beginning, our firm has been dedicated to delivering superior legal services to our clients. Our motto, ‘Integrity First, ... The post Charles R. Lipcon and Jason R. Margulies Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2018 appeared…
  • Aug 11

    Whale Carcass Found Lodged to Bow of Grand Princess in Alaska

    Whale Carcass Found Lodged to Bow of Grand Princess in Alaska
    When you sail through the beautiful waters of Alaska, you are likely expecting to see impressive glaciers and gorgeous landscapes. What you may not be expecting is to see a dead whale attached to the bow of the ship. However, that is exactly…
  • Aug 9

    Passengers Aboard Sea Princess Subjected to Pirate Drills at Sea

    Passengers Aboard Sea Princess Subjected to Pirate Drills at Sea
    Going on a luxury, around-the-world cruise should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. However, for ships sailing through the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, the threat of pirate activity is very real.…
Rank this Week: 247

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Aug 15

    2017 MCLE compliance deadline for @AZStateBar 9/15

    2017 MCLE compliance deadline for @AZStateBar 9/15
    September 15 is the deadline to file MCLE compliance affidavits. MCLE? Affidavit? I know – you have so many questions. Fortunately, smart State Bar colleagues anticipate your needs. So head to this page to read some useful FAQs about…
  • Jun 27

    Volunteer @azstatebar lawyers step up for family law pro bono assistance with @UnivisionAZ

    Volunteer @azstatebar lawyers step up for family law pro bono assistance with @UnivisionAZ
    News from my colleague Alberto Rodriguez, Public Information and Community Outreach at the State Bar of Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona and Univision Arizona hosted an Abogados a Su Lado (attorneys on your side) phone bank Thursday, June…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers, judges to be recognized at 2017 @AZStateBar convention #azbarcon

    Lawyers, judges to be recognized at 2017 @AZStateBar convention #azbarcon
    So would you like to know who won the State Bar of Arizona annual awards? Or would you rather be surprised when you settle into your luncheon seat at the annual Convention? (Don’t forget to register.) Just in case: Spoiler alert! Stop…
Rank this Week: 253

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Aug 15

    Martin Shkreli Convicted of Fraud

    Martin Shkreli Convicted of Fraud
    Martin Shkreli is, quite arguably, one of the most hated men in the United States of America. After drawing the ire of the nation a few years back with his choice to increase the price of a critical AIDS drug by around 5770%, followed by a…
  • Aug 14

    LGBT Rights: Understanding the Department of Justice In-fights with EEOC

    LGBT Rights: Understanding the Department of Justice In-fights with EEOC
    Over the last year or so, we’ve talked quite a bit about the strides made in LGBT employment rights taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We’ve seen enormous steps towards extending protection of the law to…
  • Aug 11

    Google Memo Writer Would Likely Lose Lawsuit Against Google

    Google Memo Writer Would Likely Lose Lawsuit Against Google
    Former Google software engineer James Damore was fired by Google for writing a memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” that critics have labeled as “anti-diversity.” Damore’s memo was originally on…
Rank this Week: 254

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 289

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Be Kind to Yourself: Social Media + Coparenting

    Be Kind to Yourself: Social Media + Coparenting
    Be Kind to Yourself: Social Media + Coparenting Facebook revealed last year that their users spent an average of 50 minutes per day scrolling through their feeds. As busy coparents, you may have less opportunity than the average…
  • Aug 10

    7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting

    7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting
    7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting Overcoming conflict is often easier said than done between two individuals who have divorced or separated. Ending the relationship may have provided some relief to the conflict between the…
  • Aug 8

    3 Reasons Sibling Rivalry Can Worsen After a Divorce (And How to Prevent Them)

    3 Reasons Sibling Rivalry Can Worsen After a Divorce (And How to Prevent Them)
    3 Reasons Sibling Rivalry Can Worsen After a Divorce (And How to Prevent Them) Sibling rivalry occurs naturally as children grow and can be a positive aspect of a child’s development, allowing them to work through disputes within the…
Rank this Week: 250

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 15

    Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?

    Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?
    Bonuses may make up a significant portion of pay for executives, senior managers, and other high skilled employees. Upon termination of the employment relation, notice or pay in lieu is meant to place an individual in a similar place had they…
  • Aug 11

    When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?

    When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?
    Non-solicitation clauses prohibit an employee from actively pursuing clients of the employer when the employment relation has ended. To be enforceable, the clause must have a time limit that is reasonable. Spatial limitation (or a…
  • Aug 10

    Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management

    Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management
    Being rude, disrespectful, or insubordinate towards a superior within the workplace is subject to disciplinary measures. Under common law, discipline must be proportionate to the misconduct and also be intended to correct a behaviour rather…
Rank this Week: 294

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide
    On 15 August 2014, ISIS fighters ordered the Yazidis of Kocho to assemble in the village school. The women and younger children were forced upstairs while, on the ground floor, ISIS fighters divided the men and older boys in groups before…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
  • Aug 10

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL
    This post concerns the case of Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani investigative journalist (reporting on the possible corruption of Azerbaijani Authorities) who was allegedly abducted from Tbilisi, Georgia. He is now facing trial in Azerbaijan.…
Rank this Week: 257

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and…

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and ugly

Advice, comments and discussions about consumer bankruptcy. Some of the discussions are for laymen and others for lawyers.

http://www.dianedrain.com
  • Aug 14

    Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million for “Allegedly” Overcharged Veteran

    Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million for “Allegedly” Overcharged Veteran
    Related Post New Round of Defaults of Mortgages in 2015 and 201... Mortgage Modification Fraud Short Sale and Foreclosure Frauds Continue Court Finds Wells Fargo Obligated to Follow HAMP Richard S. Berry aka Why Pay a Lawyer – indi...…
  • Aug 14

    Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend

    Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend
    Related Post OCWEN Slammed With $2 Billion Settlement The post Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Aug 7

    Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers?

    Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers?
    The post Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers? appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
Rank this Week: 290

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Aug 14

    Resources Domestic Violence Victims Can Use to Escape Their Marriage

    Resources Domestic Violence Victims Can Use to Escape Their Marriage
    Before you can divorce your abusive spouse, you might need to get yourself out of your home and into a healthy mental and physical state. You can do this by making use of the resources available to you provided by the Illinois Coalition…
  • Aug 9

    Determining If Mediation Is Right for Your Divorce

    Determining If Mediation Is Right for Your Divorce
    If your marriage has reached the point where divorce is inevitable, do not assume that a lengthy court battle has to be part of your divorce. You and your spouse could be good candidates for mediation, which will make the divorce process…
  • Jul 27

    Immigrant Status and Illinois Family Law Issue

    Immigrant Status and Illinois Family Law Issue
    In the wake of recent political upheavals, it is becoming common to encounter instances when family law questions and concerns acquire an immigration element. Many U.S. citizens hold dual citizenship or are married to foreign nationals. Their…
Rank this Week: 378

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Appealing A Bad OCR Decision On Alleged School Discrimination

    Appealing A Bad OCR Decision On Alleged School Discrimination
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Have you filed a complaint alleging discrimination or improper retaliation with the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and their Office for Civil Rights (OCR)…
  • Jul 13

    Schools Have An Obligation To Provide Translated Document

    Schools Have An Obligation To Provide Translated Document
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995California is a diverse state, with many different cultures, nationalities and languages being spoken.  Residents' children, regardless of language spoken by students…
  • May 3

    Cats and Dogs Released From Public Colleges: The Obligation To Allow Adoption After The Experiment Is Over

    Cats and Dogs Released From Public Colleges: The Obligation To Allow Adoption After The Experiment Is Over
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Did you know that cats and dogs are used as test subjects in colleges and universities?  People often think of rats, mice and primates as animals used in research,…
Rank this Week: 240

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
  • Jun 30

    Driving Without a License in Virginia – 46.2-300

    Driving Without a License in Virginia – 46.2-300
    Are you wondering about the penalty for driving without a license in Virginia? Are you trying to figure out what the fine might be and what defenses you may have? You’re in the right place! This article will explain all the details of…
  • Jun 30

    Penalty for Driving with an Expired License in Virginia

    Penalty for Driving with an Expired License in Virginia
    If you got a ticket for driving with an expired license in Virginia, you’re in the right place. I can help with your case. Let’s look at the law, penalties, and defenses you may have. Then when you’re ready for individual…
Rank this Week: 373

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 396

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Women's Health Care (PA): A large…

    Women's Health Care (PA): A large Philadelphia-area ob/gyn practice has notified 300,000 patients of a potential data breach.  Not much news on what happened, but it was apparently a hack that penetrated the group's computer system; they…
  • Jul 26

    Wall of Shame: OCR is updating its large…

    Wall of Shame: OCR is updating its large data breach reporting website.
  • Jul 20

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta):…

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta): Peachtree Neurological was hit with ransomware recently.  Fortunately, (i) they were able to restore their systems without paying the ransom, and (ii) there was no evidence that the ransomware exfiltrated…
Rank this Week: 367

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Aug 14

    Duties of a Houston Divorce Lawyer

    Duties of a Houston Divorce Lawyer
    Michael Busby Even if your marriage has failed, your life has to go on. This calls for a logical analysis and conclusion of divorce proceedings. A Houston divorce lawyer has his work clearly cut. He will not only be your legal counselor, but…
  • Aug 7

    Is there anything you can do to influence the court in your favor?

    Is there anything you can do to influence the court in your favor?
    Michael Busby A judge in a divorce court has seen it all. He or she has seen the drama queens, the crocodile tears, the acting, the anger and foul temper…all of it. Few things will faze a Houston family law judge. In fact, most of them…
  • Aug 1

    Houston Divorce Court Staff

    Houston Divorce Court Staff
    Michael Busby If your Houston divorce lawyer has not already told you the staff that you will encounter in the divorce court, the list below can be informative. It is important to know the role of each of these people. They will be the people…
Rank this Week: 401

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Aug 14

    Second Cities for Law Firm

    Second Cities for Law Firm
    Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San…
  • Aug 9

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women

    The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women
    Recently while online, I came across this post by a female law firm partner with 25 years of experience under her belt. She writes: This past year, I settled two enormous cases in federal district court, reeling in two success bonuses above…
  • Aug 8

    Loyalty Programs – For Clients and Lawyer

    Loyalty Programs – For Clients and Lawyer
    A recent article confirms that customer loyalty programs that reward customers for frequent purchases are more popular than ever. The article reports that today, consumers 3.8 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, up from 3.3…
Rank this Week: 317

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Aug 14

    Alice Step 2 Saves Conference Call Patent

    Alice Step 2 Saves Conference Call Patent
    Patent claims directed to managing teleconferences over hybrid networks, i.e., PSTN and Internet, recited an unconventional combination of elements, said the court in Meetrix, IP, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc., No. 1-16-CV-1033-LY (W.D. Texas…
  • Aug 10

    No Estoppel for IPR Dicta

    No Estoppel for IPR Dicta
    In Oil-Dri Corp. v. Nestlé Purina Petcare Co., No. 15-cv-1067 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 2, 2017), an Illinois district court held that 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2) does not estop an accused infringer from challenging the validity of claims under…
  • Aug 7

    No CBM Patent Review for Software Based Trading Turret

    No CBM Patent Review for Software Based Trading Turret
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has denied institution of CBM patent review, as a claimed trading turret system did not constitute a financial activity.  Cloud9 Tech. LLC v. IPC Systems, Inc., CBM2017-00037 (Pat. 8, 189,566…
Rank this Week: 282

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 13

    News Essentials: 14th August 2017

    News Essentials: 14th August 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSSupreme Court to consider applications to vary periodical payments orders under MCA s31(7)Permission given to husband to appeal by Mills v Mills. Full story:…
  • Aug 10

    Mostly about child support...

    Mostly about child support...
    Child support was the dominant topic amongst my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included:Repeat after me: child support and contact are two separate issues! - The myth that keeps raising its…
  • Aug 8

    ‘Digital Divorce’ Pilot to be Extended this Summer

    ‘Digital Divorce’ Pilot to be Extended this Summer
    The forms needed for couples in England and Wales to file for divorce are set to change. In paper and digital format, the new forms are designed to gather more information from both divorcees. Whilst the paper forms are yet to be released by…
Rank this Week: 349

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 13

    Genetic information is off limits!

    Genetic information is off limits!
    by Michael Adams Medical examinations of future and present employees are commonly required by Canadian employers in order to verify a person’s capacity to do the work. However, since May 2017, federally regulated employers can no…
  • Aug 6

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine In a number of Canadian jurisdictions, when conducting a collective dismissal or mass termination, an employer will have significant obligations that include giving increased notice of the collective…
  • Jul 30

    Carification not required when accepting disabled employee’s resignation

    Carification not required when accepting disabled employee’s resignation
    by David G. Wong In its recent decision in Razo v. Essilor Canada, 2017 BCHRT 133, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal dismissed the argument that an employer could not accept the resignation of a long-term disabled employee without…
Rank this Week: 268

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Drunk Driving on an ATV

    Drunk Driving on an ATV
    A little over a week ago, two drivers were arrested for driving their all-terrain vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. George Mooshian, 47, and Randy Hoisington, 55, both of Newport, New Hampshire were driving their ATV’s…
  • Aug 9

    Can DUI Marijuana Be Detected or Measured?

    Can DUI Marijuana Be Detected or Measured?
    I’ve posted in the past on the difficulties law enforcement faces in detecting impairment from marijuana while driving — both subjectively (symptoms, field sobriety tests and the officer’s opinion) and objectively (analysis…
  • Aug 4

    DUI with Keys in the Ignition but No Driving?

    DUI with Keys in the Ignition but No Driving?
    Not only do I practice DUI defense and write these posts on DUI-related topics, but I also teach law which sometimes includes teaching students what is required for a DUI. Students are often surprised when I tell them that, in California,…
Rank this Week: 355

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Aug 12

    Family Code 271 Attorney’s Fees and Cost

    Family Code 271 Attorney’s Fees and Cost
    Family Code 271 is one of the most powerful code sections in California family law. Family Code 271 allows for sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees and costs when a family law litigant violates its policy. What does Family Code 271…
  • Jul 24

    Child Born Out of Wedlock and a Father’s Right

    Child Born Out of Wedlock and a Father’s Right
    This article will discuss a child born out of wedlock and a father’s rights in such a situation. A child born out of wedlock can be a joyous occasion as well as a stressful one. Depending on the nature and extent of the relationship…
  • Jul 19

    What is IndieGoGo? That is Exactly What I Asked When I Heard About It.

    What is IndieGoGo? That is Exactly What I Asked When I Heard About It.
    It is not often I promote news related to new social media outlets on the firm’s website. But every once in a while an idea comes along that merits promotion. That idea is The Good Men Project’s IndieGoGo campaign. What is…
Rank this Week: 263

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Facts Don't Change Because You Try a Case

    The Facts Don't Change Because You Try a Case
    In my early days in the practice of law,  when I was eager to try every case, my dad, a lawyer, used to remind me that, "The facts don't change because you try a case." I  was reminded of that adage while reading a recent NJ…
  • Aug 8

    Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law 2017 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5pm-8:35pm

    Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law 2017 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5pm-8:35pm
    Hot Topics in Workers Compensation Law 2017Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5pm-8:35pmDon’t miss this important all-new update for 2017 with important information that you can immediately put to use.First, experts will give you a case law…
  • Aug 1

    Termination and The lingering cloud over a disabled worker

    Termination and The lingering cloud over a disabled worker
    Injured workers are in constant fear of losing their jobs as a result of absenteeism caused by injuries incurred at work. NJ Supreme Court Justice LaVecchia noted in a recent concurring opinion in a Law Against Discrimination (LAD) case, that…
Rank this Week: 295

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Aug 11

    More Sickened by Salmonella Tainted Papaya

    More Sickened by Salmonella Tainted Papaya
    As of August 9, 2017, 141 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu (51) or Salmonella Thompson (90) have been reported from 19 states. Connecticut 5, Delaware 4, Iowa 2, Illinois 2,... Continue…
  • Aug 4

    Salmonella Tainted Papayas Sicken 109

    Salmonella Tainted Papayas Sicken 109
    The CDC reports today that the outbreak investigation has expanded to include another strain of Salmonella. Sixty-four more ill people from 15 states were added to this investigation since the last... Continue Reading
  • Aug 2

    What You and Your Family Needs to Know About Salmonella

    What You and Your Family Needs to Know About Salmonella
    WHAT IS SALMONELLA? It has long been said that, in 1885, pioneering American veterinary scientist, Daniel E. Salmon, discovered the first strain of Salmonella. Actually, though, Theobald Smith, research-assistant to... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 258

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Ebook collection analysi

    Ebook collection analysi
    Two publications recently came across my desk: the May/June 2017 Library Technology Reports called Applying Quantitative Methods to E-Book Collections by Melissa J. Goertzen, and the June 2017 issue of Computers in Libraries called Ebooks…
  • Jul 24

    What can we learn from IT project management?

    What can we learn from IT project management?
    The implementation of educational technology is common practice for academic and firm librarians but rarely is there a tightly organized framework developed for an implementation similar to those in Information Technology. What could…
  • Jul 24

    Getting to Know TS Librarians: Jesse Lambertson

    Getting to Know TS Librarians: Jesse Lambertson
    1. Introduce yourself (name & position). My name is Jesse Lambertson and I'm the Head of Cataloging & Metadata at Georgetown Law Library in Washington, DC.2. Does your job title actually describe what you do? Why/why not?Yes in…
Rank this Week: 337

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 300

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 372