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Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Texas Court Finds No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Records, Location Data

    Texas Court Finds No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Records, Location Data
    On April 12, 2017, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Article I, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution does not provide broader privacy rights than the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   The case involves G.…
  • Apr 17

    6 Failed Ways That Smugglers Have Attempted To Move Drug

    6 Failed Ways That Smugglers Have Attempted To Move Drug
    Drug smuggling is difficult and quite frequently hazardous, especially when illegal drugs are being moved across the border. Drug smugglers are regularly challenged to find new ways of moving their smuggled cargo past security checkpoints or…
  • Apr 16

    Federal Sentencing Remains a Journey of Uncertainty

    Federal Sentencing Remains a Journey of Uncertainty
    There was a time when federal sentencing was rather straightforward. A convicted defendant, either through a guilty plea or a jury verdict, appeared before a judge to face sentencing. The judge would consider a pre-sentence investigation…
Rank this Week: 1000

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
  • Jan 21

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help
    Checklists. Doctors use them. Engineers use them, Pilots use them. A checklist is a tool to manage complicated jobs. Atul Gawande, MD, author of best seller, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, puts it this way: Checklists not…
Rank this Week: 723

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
  • Jan 21

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help
    Checklists. Doctors use them. Engineers use them, Pilots use them. A checklist is a tool to manage complicated jobs. Atul Gawande, MD, author of best seller, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, puts it this way: Checklists not…
Rank this Week: 545

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 896

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    PaperStreet Launches New Website for Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd

    PaperStreet Launches New Website for Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd
    PaperStreet launched a new custom website for Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd in April 2017. The Jacksonville, Florida-based firm assists businesses in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities with their litigation needs. Categories: Site…
  • Apr 20

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold Hermes Award

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold Hermes Award
    The PaperStreet design for Herman Law has been awarded a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition to honor all creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design…
  • Apr 20

    Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over SEO/SEM?

    Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over SEO/SEM?
    Automation in general has seen significant growth in the last decade, with millions of human jobs lost due to the advancement of machines and computing. Given this, it is easy to pose the question, “When will computers take over for…
Rank this Week: 486

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Fatal Mistake: Boston Company Fails to Provide Safety Training, Two Workers Die in Trench Collapse

    A Fatal Mistake: Boston Company Fails to Provide Safety Training, Two Workers Die in Trench Collapse
    In October 2016, two employees of Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc. died when the trench they were working in collapsed. The trench was adjacent to a fire hydrant supply line, which broke in the collapse, filling the trench with water and…
  • Apr 18

    Is Stress Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Massachusetts?

    Is Stress Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Massachusetts?
    The Massachusetts Workers Compensation Act states that workers’ compensation is provided for “emotional disabilities only where the predominant contributing cause of such disability is an event or series of events occurring within…
  • Apr 12

    MA HVAC Worker Dies in 35 Foot Fall From Cinema Roof

    MA HVAC Worker Dies in 35 Foot Fall From Cinema Roof
    A 54-year-old heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) worker died Tuesday after he fell 30 to 35 feet from the roof of the Blackstone Valley Cinema De Lux. John B. Folkes of Canton worked for Medford-Wellington Service Co., a…
Rank this Week: 721

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Have You Been Scammed by a Diet or Fitness Product?

    Have You Been Scammed by a Diet or Fitness Product?
    Most of us want to be fit and to enjoy a healthy weight. There are many products on the market which promise to help us achieve these goals. While many of them have been carefully tested, some may be ineffective or even dangerous. Each year,…
  • Mar 28

    Spring Cleaning Safety: Preventing Injury in Your Home

    Spring Cleaning Safety: Preventing Injury in Your Home
    If you’re cleaning your Homestead or South Florida home at this time of year, you want to get your home sparkling but you’ll also want to clean safely. While cleaning is generally a safe activity, it can lead to chemical burns…
  • Mar 15

    Spring Break Safety Tip

    Spring Break Safety Tip
    Spring break and spring travel plans are a big part of the fun for college students and even for those not attending school. If you will be taking part in any spring break festivities or traveling, there are several things you will want to do…
Rank this Week: 340

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    The en banc reviews keep coming!

    The en banc reviews keep coming!
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review in United States v. Gibson, 15-6122. This case involves whether a co-conspirator who only directly handled a very small amount of drugs should be held accountable for the total amount of…
  • Apr 15

    Judges clash over venue for money laundering

    Judges clash over venue for money laundering
    Ronald Myers argued that he couldn’t be tried in the W.D. Mich. for money laundering because, although he stole motor homes in the W.D. Mich., he sold (and received laundered proceeds for) them solely in other districts.In US v. Myers,…
  • Apr 13

    Exciting development in Turner right-to-counsel case

    Exciting development in Turner right-to-counsel case
    Last February, Judges Merritt, Batchelder, and Rogers announced in Turner v. United States, 15-6060 that they did not like Sixth Circuit precedent holding that the right to counsel (and thus the right to effective assistance of counsel) did…
Rank this Week: 373

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Dave Barry to speak at the District's Bench & Bar conference

    Dave Barry to speak at the District's Bench & Bar conference
    It looks like a good conference, with lots of our judges speaking and participating. It's Friday May 12 and there are interesting panels. It should be revealing to hear what the judges have to say about topics like criminal sentencing and…
  • Apr 19

    Melgen trial winding down

    Melgen trial winding down
    Dr. Salomon Melgen's trial is winding down... It's in week 7 and closing arguments are expected next week. From the AP:The Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor tied to corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Sen.…
  • Apr 17

    What's next for Trump and the Judiciary?

    What's next for Trump and the Judiciary?
    Justice Gorsuch takes his seat today on the Supreme Court.  But there are still a ton of vacancies around the country at the District and Circuit levels (as well as U.S. Attorney positions).  David Lat at Above the Law takes a look…
Rank this Week: 654

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Apr 20

    5th Cir (Unpub) - Takings Claim Not Ripe

    5th Cir (Unpub) - Takings Claim Not Ripe
    Not a lot in Jabry McCollough, No. 15-40009 (Apr. 19, 2017) to grab onto, so we're not really surprised that the Fifth Circuit didn't publish. But because the case involves Williamson County takings ripeness and is in our wheelhouse, we're…
  • Apr 19

    SCOTUS Amicus Brief: Lawless Legislatures Should Be Treated The Same As Lawless Zoning Board

    SCOTUS Amicus Brief: Lawless Legislatures Should Be Treated The Same As Lawless Zoning Board
    Here's the amicus brief filed yesterday by the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, joined by Owners' Counsel of America, in a case we've been following. This case asks the Court to resolve a big…
  • Apr 18

    "And The Survey Says..." Condemnor Sloppiness Will Not Be Tolerated

    "And The Survey Says..." Condemnor Sloppiness Will Not Be Tolerated
    The Pennsylvania DOT wanted to take a part of the Szabos' property. Fine. But when it filed the declaration of taking, the DOT wasn't as careful as it should have been, and the plans which it submitted with the declaration noted "[s]ome…
Rank this Week: 599

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
Rank this Week: 901

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine
    Source: The Diplomat (20 April 2017)http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/beware-vietnams-death-machine/One Thursday in July 2013, Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, sat down in the Oval Office to discuss Thomas Jefferson.…
  • Apr 10

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’
    Source: Asia Times (11 April 2017)http://www.atimes.com/article/amnesty-flags-chinas-non-transparency-capital-offences/Lack of transparency in relation to enforcement of terrorism and drug laws in China is identified as a growing area for…
  • Apr 10

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
    Source: The Australian (11 April 2017)http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/alarming-executions-in-vietnam-amnesty/news-story/12cd7b02b61d356865c56651e4b90ad4Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian…
Rank this Week: 238

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Apr 20

    Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod

    Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod
    I am always appreciative and humbled to join the great lawyers who populate lists such as Legal Elite and Super Lawyers.  Needless to say I am even more thankful when I get elected to a great list like the Virginia Super Lawyers for a…
  • Apr 10

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach
    Well, I’m off for some fun in the sun for a week so I won’t be posting any new Musings this week.  In the meantime, peruse the other posts on Virginia mechanic’s liens, bond claims and the like.  Also be sure to…
  • Apr 5

    Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not

    Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not
    After I wrote the title to this post, I thought, “Well, that says it all, doesn’t it?”  I also considered the fact that for those that read this construction law blog on a regular basis, I am likely stating the…
Rank this Week: 935

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Sanction Guidelines for NAC

    New Sanction Guidelines for NAC
    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) announced that the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) revised guidelines regarding financial exploitation of vulnerable individuals or individuals with diminished capacity. In addition, the new…
  • Apr 6

    Investor Alert issued by FINRA regarding Binary Options Follow-up Scheme

    Investor Alert issued by FINRA regarding Binary Options Follow-up Scheme
    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) issued an Investor Alert warning anyone involved in binary options trading through unregistered non-U.S. companies. Binary options are inherently risky all-or-nothing propositions.…
  • Mar 30

    Will Allen (Former Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots NFL Player) was Charged with 23 Federal Felonies in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Will Allen (Former Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots NFL Player) was Charged with 23 Federal Felonies in Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC charged Allen with fraud for allegedly operating a $31 million Ponzi Scheme.  Allen, with his accomplice Susan Daub, formed a company that made high-interest, short-term loans to athletes.  The loans were funded by money…
Rank this Week: 906

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday April 20, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies.…
  • Apr 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 19, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.Many custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now resolved through mediation, rather than court action. Mediators work…
  • Apr 18

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Tuesday April 18, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario…
Rank this Week: 695

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 20

    State ASC and Hospital Admitting Privilege Requirements Fall After Whole Woman's Health

    State ASC and Hospital Admitting Privilege Requirements Fall After Whole Woman's Health
    The Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health is having a impact on state targeted regulations against abortion providers. In Whole Woman's Health, the Supreme Court struck down two parts of a Texas law that required that facilities…
  • Apr 18

    New Book by Linda Fentiman Explores How Mothers Became Legal Target

    New Book by Linda Fentiman Explores How Mothers Became Legal Target
    Professor Linda C. Fentiman has just published a new book, Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health. According to the publisher: In Blaming Mothers, Professor Fentiman explores how mothers became legal targets. She…
  • Apr 17

    GRR!: Grandmas Fighting for Reproductive Right

    GRR!: Grandmas Fighting for Reproductive Right
    Business Insider (April 12, 2017): Grandma activists fight for the reproductive rights of young women, by Caroline Praderio: Four years ago, Grandmas for Reproductive Rights or GRR! was founded by a group of women in Maine to protect access…
Rank this Week: 389

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second
    Bloomberg Markets reports that new software from JPMorgan Chase & Company has reduced the amount of time that lawyers and loan officers need to invest in interpreting loan contracts from tens of thousands of hours to mere…
  • Apr 13

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?
    The Lawyerist has introduced an interesting series of profiles of individual lawyers called “How Do Lawyers Work?” Not only do I find it intriguing to look into the work lives of other legal practitioners and…
  • Apr 6

    India’s Leading Law Firms Honoured at Leadership Summit in Mumbai

    India’s Leading Law Firms Honoured at Leadership Summit in Mumbai
    Congratulations to Edge International principal Bithika Anand, founder and CEO of Legal League Consulting, for her role in organizing the Leadership Summit and Excellence Awards, 2017, held in Mumbai in early February. The focus of the…
Rank this Week: 522

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 20

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit
    Largely driven by a “dramatic” increase in the number of federal court merger objection lawsuits, securities class action litigation filings rose to the highest level ever in 2016, according to PwC’s most recent annual…
  • Apr 18

    The Steep Rise of Collective Actions in Europe

    The Steep Rise of Collective Actions in Europe
    In prior posts (for example, here), I have described the rise of collective investor actions outside of the U.S. as one of the most important current developments in the world of directors and officers liability. The rise of these collective…
  • Apr 17

    Late Notice and Claims Made Date Issue

    Late Notice and Claims Made Date Issue
    A recurring circumstance fraught with peril for policyholders is one in which the policyholder receives a demand letter in one policy period and then receives a related lawsuit in a subsequent policy period. The fact that these events…
Rank this Week: 851

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/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee
    A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision has lent support to the strategy of reducing probate fees by making two wills in British Columbia, one that deals with those assets that may be transferred to your personal representative…
  • Apr 16

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee
    If you wait too long to sue on a debt, your claim may be statute-barred by the applicable limitation legislation. But can the personal representative of a deceased person require a beneficiary to bring into account an amount the beneficiary…
  • Mar 24

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    In a recent decision, Davis v. Burns Estate, 2016 BCSC 1982, the Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed an interim distribution to be made to a beneficiary of a will under section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act pending the…
Rank this Week: 262

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce
    During divorce, you’re going from a two-income to a one-income household. You need to get a handle on your finances — not only for yourself, but also for your children. Click here for valuable…
  • Apr 18

    Clarification on when a Court Commissioner can hear a case

    Clarification on when a Court Commissioner can hear a case
    Wife filed a petition for dissolution of marriage. At the hearing on the petition a Commissioner (rather than a Judge) made a series of temporary orders over husband’s objection. Husband was self-represented. Minute orders identified…
  • Apr 14

    Children and Divorce

    Children and Divorce
    Co-Parenting after Divorce: Learn to Let Go of Things If you and your co-parent disagree about everything, you’ll find yourself exhausted and ineffective. Consider these tips when deciding whether to hold firm or let something go.…
Rank this Week: 433

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of Florida that deals with a finding that a Florida lawyer had engaged in “professional misconduct.” The Florida Bar v. Wynn, 2017 WL 632871 (2017) (per curiam). The court…
  • Apr 17

    Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, The Prosecutor and the Facebook Po

    Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, The Prosecutor and the Facebook Po
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Huff v. Commonwealth, 2017 WL 1102994 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that it granteddiscretionary review in this case to address Appellant's…
  • Apr 15

    Robbery, Conspiracy and Facebook

    Robbery, Conspiracy and Facebook
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana – Albany Division: U.S. v. Adkinson, 2017 WL 1318420 (2017). The U.S. District Court Judge who has the case begins her opinion by explaining…
Rank this Week: 525

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number
    Protecting patient information is a central duty for both covered entities and business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Should an entity subject to HIPAA fail to protect patient…
  • Apr 10

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico joined 47 states, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands when Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 15, codifying the Data Breach Notification Act.  With New Mexico becoming the 48th state…
  • Apr 5

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed
    On Monday, April 3, President Trump signed a bill repealing the privacy and security rules introduced in the FCC’s October 2016 Order.  Under the terms of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), those rules have now been entirely…
Rank this Week: 534

Alextronic Discovery

Alextronic Discovery

An Electronic Discovery Blog covering News, Articles and Thoughts for the Legal and Corporate Community By Alexander H. Lubarsky.

http://discoveryresources.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    I'm baaaaack!!

    I'm baaaaack!!
    Blawgerheads, with so much fluidity, excitement and change in the ESI world these days - I've been encouraged by several colleagues to reactivate this long defunct (7+ years) Blawg, so Alextronic Discovery is baaaaaaack!    I…
  • Sep 14

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg

    Alextronic's State Bar Presentation mentioned in a Blawg
    Here is an exciting blawg entry from TotalAttorney that references Alextronic's presentation yesterday (at the 82nd Annual California State Bar Meeting in San Diego) entitled New Strategies for Winning the Document Production War. Enjoy…
  • Sep 8

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next

    Alextronic and Friends Speak This Month and Next
    Alextronic (Alex Lubarsky) and friends have a jam-packed E-discovery/ESI speaking agenda this month and next. I hope our dedicated legion of Blawgerheads can join us at the following events (I will be speaking at all but the last event…
Rank this Week: 446

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 19

    Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state

    Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state
      The New York State Department of Health recently announced two regulatory enhancements to improve patient access to medical marijuana. On March 22, 2017, chronic pain was added as a new qualifying condition for patients seeking medical…
  • Apr 18

    CMS Requests “National Conversation” About Improving Medicare

    CMS Requests “National Conversation” About Improving Medicare
    As many people are discussing methods to improve healthcare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving stakeholders an opportunity to send in their thoughts on this topic.  In CMS’s April 14, 2017…
  • Mar 31

    How Much Can I Prescribe? Delaware and New Jersey Enact Stricter Opiate Prescribing Law

    How Much Can I Prescribe? Delaware and New Jersey Enact Stricter Opiate Prescribing Law
    Beginning April 1, 2017, the regulations regarding opiate prescribing will be changing.  A Delaware healthcare practitioner will only be able to prescribe initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain episodes for up to seven (7) days for…
Rank this Week: 792

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
Rank this Week: 365

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Don’t Forget to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Defend Trade Secrets Act Case

    Don’t Forget to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Defend Trade Secrets Act Case
    It is well known that 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq. (the Defend Trade Secrets Act or “DTSA”) finally provides a mechanism for pursing trade secret claims in federal court. A recent decision, however, serves as an excellent…
  • Apr 17

    Are My Customer Lists a Trade Secret?

    Are My Customer Lists a Trade Secret?
    A lawyer’s favorite phrase might be “it depends.” And when an employer asks whether its customer lists qualify as a trade secret, “it depends” is often the answer. But even if it’s difficult to definitively…
  • Apr 14

    Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know

    Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know
    Seyfarth Shaw attorneys Robert Milligan, Jim McNairy, and Scott Atkinson, joined by James Vaughn of iDiscovery Solutions, are presenting a briefing in Los Angeles on May 10 and a briefing in San Francisco on May 17, focused on trade secret…
Rank this Week: 762

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 19

    The Barron Henley Tour Stops in Oklahoma - Mastering Microsoft Word in The Law Office

    The Barron Henley Tour Stops in Oklahoma - Mastering Microsoft Word in The Law Office
    What tools do you primarily use in your law office? For most law firms, high up on the list of most-used tools are email and Microsoft Word. Law firms produce documents−lots of documents. Considering how much effort is expended each...
  • Apr 13

    Podcast - Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

    Podcast - Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
    There's a lot of discussion these days about Artificial Intelligence and how AI and robots are replacing many jobs. Lawyers are starting to listen and think about how this trend might impact them. For the near future, most of those...
  • Apr 10

    Client Portals: Why Attorneys are Flocking to Them

    Client Portals: Why Attorneys are Flocking to Them
    Client Portals: Why Attorneys are Flocking to Them is the subject for a live webinar this week (April 12) from the ABA Law Practice Division. It features two Oklahomans, Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management…
Rank this Week: 459

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 19

    Procrastination May Be Genetic

    Procrastination May Be Genetic
    Procrastination may be genetic – wow! Now when will we get around to doing something about it…. “While procrastination seems like a character flaw, it evolved for a reason. “The genes progressed down generations…
  • Apr 18

    Jobhunter Beware: Ten Signs Of A Toxic Company Culture

    Jobhunter Beware: Ten Signs Of A Toxic Company Culture
    Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives ten signs of a toxic company culture. If you are seeing these red flags while looking for an in-house counsel job, beware! Here are a couple at the top of her... The post…
  • Apr 17

    Cloud Computing: Contracting Nuts & Bolts – CLE & Networking (Free CLE, 4/26, NYC)

    Cloud Computing: Contracting Nuts & Bolts – CLE & Networking (Free CLE, 4/26, NYC)
    The New York In-House Counsel Meetup is having another event on April 26th that offers free CLE – here are the details: “The “Cloud” may have replaced the alphabet soup of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and... The post Cloud…
Rank this Week: 480

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund
    The next issue in our review of the MFT Complaint concerns the State Board allegation that the MFT fails to maintain adequate records to document how much consumers have paid and that the proper amounts were deposited to trust.   In…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone
    The Conversation Project recently posted a blog entry titled “Somebody with a Backbone”: Tips for Choosing a Health Care Proxy.   We could not agree more with the post’s recommendations about how to go about…
  • Apr 11

    The MFT Complaint: No Seller Record

    The MFT Complaint: No Seller Record
    This post will look at the first allegation made by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors against the Missouri Funeral Trust: MFT does not create or maintain any records of its activities as a preneed seller.  …
Rank this Week: 849

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Apr 19

    Trump Signs Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visa

    Trump Signs Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visa
    “Buy American, Hire American” The President of the United States, Donald Trump, will sign an executive order prioritizing Americans over foreign workers. This order will be directed towards federal agencies that recommend changes…
  • Apr 11

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day
    Once again, there has been an alarming demand for H-1B visa’s in the United States. On Monday, April 3rd, the United States government began to accept applications for the H-1B visas which are usually granted to foreign tech workers. On…
  • Apr 11

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day
    Once again, there has been an alarming demand for H-1B visa’s in the United States. On Monday, April 3rd, the United States government began to accept applications for the H-1B visas which are usually granted to foreign tech workers. On…
Rank this Week: 903

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer…

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers trucking accident news, safety issues, and legislative updates. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Left Turns Are Dangerous, Causing Some to Question Their Necessity

    Left Turns Are Dangerous, Causing Some to Question Their Necessity
    The research is clear; left turns are generally dangerous for all motorists — and pedestrians. According to a study by New York City’s transportation planners, left-hand turns were three times as likely to cause a deadly crash…
  • Apr 12

    Distracted Driving Likely Played a Role in Fatal Church Bus Accident

    Distracted Driving Likely Played a Role in Fatal Church Bus Accident
    Late last month, an accident between a pick-up truck and a bus resulted in 13 fatalities. According to a news report covering the tragic accident, the driver of the pick-up truck may have been texting in the moments leading up to the…
  • Apr 5

    Court Discusses “Last Clear Chance Doctrine” in Train Accident Case

    Court Discusses “Last Clear Chance Doctrine” in Train Accident Case
    Earlier this month, a Virginia appellate court issued a written opinion in a wrongful death case that was brought by the wife of a man who was killed when he was struck by a train. The case presented the court with the opportunity to discuss…
Rank this Week: 885

Virgin Islands Law Blog

Virgin Islands Law Blog

Covers U.S. Virgin Island law and politics. By Tom Bolt.

http://lawblog.vilaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Tips for Negotiating a Contract that Meets Your Need

    Tips for Negotiating a Contract that Meets Your Need
    Before you finalize any business contract, you will likely go through a period of negotiations to figure out all the details of the agreement in question. If you are new to the process of contract negotiation, it’s important to…
  • Apr 11

    USVI Begins Overtime Pay Cuts for Public Worker

    USVI Begins Overtime Pay Cuts for Public Worker
    To help mitigate the potential financial crisis facing the U.S. Virgin Islands, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp recently ordered dramatic cuts in overtime work hours as he reviews ways to keep the Territory’s government operational. The Virgin…
  • Apr 4

    Are You Paying Your Tipped Employees Correctly?

    Are You Paying Your Tipped Employees Correctly?
    Many employees of the service industry receive tips from customers on top of their regular wages. In many cases, these employees actually earn more in tips than they do in wages. Tips are treated differently than regular wages under U.S. and…
Rank this Week: 646

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 18

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology
    Nailing down the definitive literature on First Amendment expressive freedoms is a tricky task. What’s the consensus among scholars about the classics? Even more complex is figuring out what emerging scholarship on the intersection of…
  • Apr 12

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)
    This is the last of three posts on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mavrix v. LiveJournal. The first post considered the court’s conclusion that LiveJournal’s moderation and curation of user-submitted posts created a triable…
  • Apr 10

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 2 of 3)

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 2 of 3)
    This is the second of three posts on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mavrix v. LiveJournal. The first post considered (and found fault with) the court’s conclusion that LiveJournal’s moderation and curation of user-submitted…
Rank this Week: 401

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Why is Distracted Driving Still OK in Texas?

    Why is Distracted Driving Still OK in Texas?
    Unlike nearly every US state, Texas has no state-wide law banning texting while driving. Only Texas, Arizona, Missouri, and Montana have yet to ban the practice. In fact, many of the most populous states have already beefed up their existing…
  • Apr 13

    April is ‘Distracted Driving Awareness’ Month

    April is ‘Distracted Driving Awareness’ Month
    If you’re driving down the highway, do you think there is ever a circumstance when it’s safe or smart to close your eyes for five seconds? Of course you don’t. Keeping your eyes on the road is one of the first things we all…
  • Apr 11

    Utah Adopts Strictest Drunk Driving Law in The Nation

    Utah Adopts Strictest Drunk Driving Law in The Nation
    Utah is moving toward adopting the nation’s strictest drunken-driving law under a measure to be signed by Gov. Gary Herbert. The legislation lowers the standard from the current 0.08 blood-alcohol content level — used nationwide…
Rank this Week: 597

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Apr 18

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session
    In our first post, the Stoel Rives’ Energy Team provided a summary of energy related bills introduced by California legislators during the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Provided below is a summary of changes to bills…
  • Apr 14

    Generator Receives Another Shot at Obtaining CAISO Congestion Revenue Right

    Generator Receives Another Shot at Obtaining CAISO Congestion Revenue Right
    On April 4, 2017 (NextEra Desert Center Blythe, LLC v. FERC, Case No. 16-1003 (“NextEra”)), the DC Circuit issued a decision remanding back to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) orders denying NextEra…
  • Apr 13

    Maryland Passes Bill to Allow 30% State Income Tax Credit for Energy Storage

    Maryland Passes Bill to Allow 30% State Income Tax Credit for Energy Storage
    In what some commentators are calling the first of its kind, Maryland’s legislature has passed a bill that would allow taxpayers to claim a state income tax credit equal to 30% of the installed cost of an energy storage system. …
Rank this Week: 763

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Apr 18

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?
    On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Buy American and Hire American.” In the “Hire American” portion of the order, Trump announced he was directing DOL, DOJ, DHS, and DOS to review the…
  • Apr 18

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Trump signed his latest Executive Order “Buy American and Hire American.” The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) observed that while today’s announcement reflects the…
  • Apr 17

    Update on H-1B Cap Subject Petitions for FY2018: 199,000 Petitions Filed

    Update on H-1B Cap Subject Petitions for FY2018: 199,000 Petitions Filed
    On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 advanced degree visas for FY2018. On April 17, 2017, USCIS announced that it had received 199,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 237

InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

Covers legal and compliance issues faced by executives and general counsels.

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    What is keeping software company CEOs awake?

    What is keeping software company CEOs awake?
    We at InnovaCounsel recently asked several software company execs this question: “What are the big issues that are costing you sleep these nights?”   We are getting some very thoughtful responses.   We will, from time to…
  • Apr 4

    Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyer

    Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyer
    Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers   You’ve heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  How can you apply that if you are the CEO of a company that’s not yet big enough … Continue…
  • Mar 31

    Getting Your Employees to Help Protect Your Trade Secrets.

    Getting Your Employees to Help Protect Your Trade Secrets.
    Once you have figured out what your company’s trade secrets are, it is vital to engage your employees in the effort to protect them from improper use or disclosure.   Remind employees that company prosperity is vital to employee…
Rank this Week: 295

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 793

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Employer Must Prove it Did Not Retaliate in Violation of FMLA

    Employer Must Prove it Did Not Retaliate in Violation of FMLA
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the mixed-motive proof pattern can apply to cases under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) even if there is no direct evidence of retaliation.  Under that proof…
  • Apr 7

    New Law in New York City Protects Independent Contractor

    New Law in New York City Protects Independent Contractor
    On May 15, 2017, a new law will go into effect in New York City to protect “freelance workers,” which is broadly defined to include all independent contractors other than sales representatives (who already are protected by another…
  • Mar 31

    Employee Seeking Family Leave Entitled to Chance to Correct Deficient Medical Certification

    Employee Seeking Family Leave Entitled to Chance to Correct Deficient Medical Certification
    A recent ruling from the District of New Jersey holds that an employer can violate the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”) by firing an employee for submitting a deficient medical certification to support her need for a family…
Rank this Week: 964

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to…

    Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to everyone else. The recently deceased Federal District Court Judge John Curtin was the model of what a judge should be: patient, knowledgeable, and fair. It was always a glad moment when you filed a new…
  • Apr 11

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins…

    Seriously? Our Lady of the Magic Dolphins won a Pulitzer?
  • Apr 6

    I respect Bob Dylan's excursion into the…

    I respect Bob Dylan's excursion into the Great American Songbook, and even derive a mild pleasure from both Shadows in the Night and Fallen Angels but even though I know I am going to buy a copy of Triplicate I can't say that I am rushing out…
Rank this Week: 468

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

Law Firm Business Development Advice and Discussion. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 487

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 18

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017

    Federal District Courts in Louisiana: Differences and Practice Pointers on June 22, 2017
    Please join Judge Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court – MDLA, and Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst, U.S. District Court – WDLA, for a discussion on the federal district…
  • Apr 17

    Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion on May 24, 2017

    Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion on May 24, 2017
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society will co-host a lunchtime CLE on diversity in the legal profession on May 24, 2017, at 12 noon in U.S. District…
  • Apr 10

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Michael North on May 4, 2017

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Michael North on May 4, 2017
    A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Michael North on May 4th at 12 noon. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch with the Court…
Rank this Week: 341

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 392

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Apr 18

    Insuring Medical Spas & Day Spa

    Insuring Medical Spas & Day Spa
    Knowing the different exposures is critical in writing professional liability (medical malpractice or E&O), general liability & Cyber Risk Insurance for Medical Spas & Day Spas. The miscellaneous healthcare industry is growing…
  • Apr 11

    Standalone Cyber Risk Insurance

    Standalone Cyber Risk Insurance
    A comprehensive standalone Cyber Risk Insurance policy (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is a critical piece of all organizations’ insurance protections (see prior posts here & here), and…
  • Mar 21

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure
    A breach of a printing company system shows the exposure to third party breaches, and the importance of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) for protection from situations outside…
Rank this Week: 421

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Clear Statement Rules and the Integrity of Labor Arbitration

    Clear Statement Rules and the Integrity of Labor Arbitration
    Professor Stephen F. Ross, Lewis H. Vovakis Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Director of the Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research at Penn State Law, and Roy Eisnehardt, Lecturer in Sports Law at the University of…
  • Apr 17

    FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Investor $1 Million in Damages Over Broker's Misleading Statement

    FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Investor $1 Million in Damages Over Broker's Misleading Statement
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel has reportedly awarded an investor more than $1 million due to a securities broker’s misleading statements.
  • Apr 10

    The Centrist Case Against Current (Conservative) Arbitration Law

    The Centrist Case Against Current (Conservative) Arbitration Law
    Professor Stephen J. Ware, University of Kansas School of Law, has written an interesting paper entitled, “The Centrist Case Against Current (Conservative) Arbitration Law,” Florida Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 5, 2016.
Rank this Week: 224