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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit:  U.S. v. Bernick, 2016 WL 3141389 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatMichael Bernick was convicted of nine counts of bank…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
Rank this Week: 286

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jun 29

    Seven Deadly Fallacies of Activist Investing’s Critic

    Seven Deadly Fallacies of Activist Investing’s Critic
    Attacks on activist investing often tread a familiar and well-worn road, long on inflammatory rhetoric and specious arguments and short on reason and respect for the facts. A recent example is a commentary by two Wachtell Lipton lawyers…
  • Jun 29

    Does the Market Value CEO Styles?

    Does the Market Value CEO Styles?
    In our article, Does the Market Value CEO Styles?, recently published in the American Economic Review, we study how investors perceive the skill set that different types of CEOs bring into their companies. A growing body of research offers…
  • Jun 28

    Focusing the Lens of Disclosure on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and Sustainability

    Focusing the Lens of Disclosure on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and Sustainability
    Investors and regulators everywhere share a common interest in effective disclosures, robust corporate governance practices and strong corporate cultures, which are fundamental for fair and efficient markets and to achieve sustainable value.…
Rank this Week: 322

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Jun 29

    Texas criminal defense lawyers to lead Declaration of Independence reading

    Texas criminal defense lawyers to lead Declaration of Independence reading
    To celebrate the 240th anniversary of the United States, criminal defense attorneys across the state will lead readings of the Declaration of Independence later this week. Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, members of the Texas Criminal…
  • Jun 29

    Take a Break: Show us how you de-stress with #LawyerVacay

    Take a Break: Show us how you de-stress with #LawyerVacay
    Practicing law can be stressful, so it’s important to take time to decompress. Heavy workloads and client stories can take a toll on lawyers both physically and psychologically. That’s why we recently started a monthly work-life…
  • Jun 28

    Texas trial advocates recognize individuals at annual event

    Texas trial advocates recognize individuals at annual event
    The Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates recognized several individuals at its annual dinner and CLE this month for their efforts in preserving and protecting the right to a civil jury trial. TEX-ABOTA is compromised of…
Rank this Week: 347

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

Covers appellate issues, trial consultations and evaluating appeals. By Sedgwick LLP.

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 279

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jun 29

    Zero Verdict Overturned by Superior Court (Non-Precedential)

    Zero Verdict Overturned by Superior Court (Non-Precedential)
    In the non-precedential Memorandum decision in the case of Hernandez-Lerch v. Gray, No. 842 MDA 2015 (Pa. Super. May 17, 2016 Panella, Lazarus, Platt, J.J.)(Op. by Lazarus, J.), by Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a trial court erred in…
  • Jun 28

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Reviews Liability of Landlord-Out-of-Possession in Slip and Fall Case (Non-precedential)

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Reviews Liability of Landlord-Out-of-Possession in Slip and Fall Case (Non-precedential)
    In recent non-precedential opinion in the case of Mills v. Gubbio’s, LLC 1907 MDA 2015 (Pa.Super. June 28, 2016 Stabile, Platt, Strassburger, J.J.)(Op. by Strassburger, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed Lackawanna County…
  • Jun 28

    Copy of George v. Hower Limited Tort Decision Secured

    Copy of George v. Hower Limited Tort Decision Secured
    In a recent Tort Talk post on the limited tort case of George v. Hower, 59 Northampton 211 (C.P. North. Co. March 9, 2016), in which the court denied a defense motion for summary judgment, I noted that I did not have a copy of the case.Since…
Rank this Week: 379

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    TTAB Posts July 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts July 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (3) oral hearings for the month of July. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be…
  • Jun 28

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal of the mark DICKMAN'S for jams, jellies, pickles, and other class 29 goods, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname. Applicant Enumclaw Farms argued that the number of persons with the…
  • Jun 27

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine
    Concluding that substantial evidence supported the Board's finding that the marks MAYARI and MAYA, both for wine, are sufficiently dissimilar to avoid confusion, the CAFC affirmed the Board's dismissal of this Section 2(d) opposition.…
Rank this Week: 293

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jun 28

    SAFE and guardianship reforms in Nevada.

    SAFE and guardianship reforms in Nevada.
    I was disappointed to recently learn from a colleague about the demise of the Washoe County, Nevada volunteer program known as SAFE, Special Advocates for the Elderly. SAFE’s purpose is to assist judges by independently gathering and…
  • Jun 18

    Anger over law school scam still simmers.

    Anger over law school scam still simmers.
    Unlike new-found inquiries into the source of Jimmy Page’s guitar chords, there’s no question about the common progressions two lawyers strummed this month. Decrying their decisions to attend law school, their observations…
  • Jun 14

    Not fishing for more ideas and more FREE CLE.

    Not fishing for more ideas and more FREE CLE.
    I’ve been asked why I don’t blog about one of the hot button topics of the day like, for instances, the past notorious murder cases of Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias or Steven Avery. There are lots of reasons, I reply, not the least…
Rank this Week: 320

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Self-Employment Tax While Employed???

    The Self-Employment Tax While Employed???
    One of my clients was quite upset this morning. She had received an IRS Automated Underreporting Unit (AUR) notice alleging that she owed about $4,000 in additional tax. She sent me a copy of the notice and I looked at the change: The IRS…
  • Jun 22

    A Train to Nowhere

    A Train to Nowhere
    I haven’t posted on California’s bullet train in some time (I’m no longer a resident of the Bronze Golden State), but it’s time to once more post about the train to nowhere. In theory, this train will connect Los…
  • Jun 20

    FBAR Deadline Approache

    FBAR Deadline Approache
    Ten days from today is June 30th. That’s the deadline for filing Form 114, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the “FBAR”). There are no extensions available. The FBAR is a report. There is no tax to pay.…
Rank this Week: 283

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 378

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 291

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
Rank this Week: 313

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 302

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jun 28

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion
    The parties litigating over Volkswagen's emissions defeat device have proposed a class action settlement. The settlement itself is available here: Download 1 Because it is a class action settlement, Judge Breyer will have to approve it (along…
  • Jun 25

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation
    A new book, Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing (also available on Amazon). The editors of the book are Associate Dean Deborah Hensler…
  • Jun 25

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette
    Professor Wendy Parmet (Northeastern Law) has posted to SSRN her article, Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarettes, 70 U. Miami L. Rev. 879 (2016). Here is the abstract: This article develops a normative…
Rank this Week: 345

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 351

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot
    The NC Senate Republicans gave initial approval to putting three constitutional amendments on the November ballot. One of those amendments seeks to restrict eminent domain powers.  An eminent domain amendment has been approved by the NC…
  • Jun 27

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking
    North Carolina’s Supreme Court held that a state law carving out potential future highway projects represented an unconstitutional taking of residents’ property without just compensation. In Kirby et al v. North Carolina…
  • Jun 27

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert
    A Pennsylvania state appellate court recently held that a taxing authority could not present an appraisal prepared by a non-testifying expert for the taxpayer. In Millcreek County School District v. Erie County Board of Assessment Appeals v.…
Rank this Week: 339

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Former NYDP Officer Pleads Guilty to $600,000 in Disability Benefits Theft

    Former NYDP Officer Pleads Guilty to $600,000 in Disability Benefits Theft
    A former officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has just plead guilty to theft of more than $600,000 in Social Security disability benefits, according to a recent article from the Daily News.  This officer was employed by…
  • Jun 25

    Stacy v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal

    Stacy v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal
    In Stacy v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, claimant alleged that the administrative law judge (ALJ) violated two rules applicable to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits appeals. …
  • Jun 21

    Worker Taxed Thousands for Social Security Disability Benefits He Never Received

    Worker Taxed Thousands for Social Security Disability Benefits He Never Received
    According to a recent news feature from Forbes, a United States Postal Service worker was injured on the job and claimed workers’ compensation benefits.  He was approved for those workers’ compensation benefits and started…
Rank this Week: 304

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 28

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: New York City, June 27-29, 2016

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: New York City, June 27-29, 2016
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Today through Wednesday, June 27-29, 2016, the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will host its fifth edition, at the New York University School of Law. The Forum is convened by Dino…
  • Jun 27

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The United States and France supported Hissène Habré, the former…
  • Jun 26

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU
    by Larry Helfer by Larry Helfer [Laurence R. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University and a permanent visiting professor at iCourts: Center of Excellence for International Courts at the University of…
Rank this Week: 352

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jun 28

    “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be”- 2016 ULI Florida Summit

    “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be”- 2016 ULI Florida Summit
    This year’s two day Urban Land Institute (ULI) Annual Florida Summit was held in Miami at the Turnberry Isle Resort and was comprised of more than 650 attendees. The theme of this year’s event was Creative Disruption: “The…
  • Jun 27

    Disney Alligator Death is a Wake Up Call to Florida Association

    Disney Alligator Death is a Wake Up Call to Florida Association
    In light of the recent death of a 2 year old boy by an alligator attack in the Orlando Walt Disney World Resort, associations who operate water bodies within their communities may be wondering what, if anything, they should do to help prevent…
  • Jun 23

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano
    Continuing with our series to introduce you to members of our Condo and HOA Team, today meet Molly Maggiano. Molly concentrates her practice in real estate matters, more specifically in the areas of community association representation,…
Rank this Week: 261

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal
    In an expedited deal litigation matter, in The Williams Company, Inc. v. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., C.A. No. 12168-VCG (Del. Ch. June 24, 2016), the Court of Chancery denied a request to enjoin Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.…
  • Jun 26

    Chancery Approves Sale of Deadlocked Company Proposed by Custodian

    Chancery Approves Sale of Deadlocked Company Proposed by Custodian
    This post was prepared by Justin Forcier, an associate in the Wilmington office of Eckert Seamans. Why This Case is Noteworthy: The Court of Chancery approved, with certain modifications, the recommendation of an…
  • Jun 21

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation
    This post was prepared by Justin Forcier, an associate in the Wilmington office of Eckert Seamans. In James v. National Financial, LLC, C.A. No. 8931-VCL (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery held that the defendant and its counsel…
Rank this Week: 278

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Jun 27

    When Pharmacists Are Overworked – Problems Abound

    When Pharmacists Are Overworked – Problems Abound
    If the pharmacist provides the wrong medication or the right drug at the wrong dose, the consequences are often extremely dangerous and, at times, deadly. When the drugstore is extremely busy the pharmacist may fill 20 prescriptions or more…
  • Jun 21

    Private Equity Companies See Profits in Nursing Home

    Private Equity Companies See Profits in Nursing Home
    Nursing homes are big business that provide valuable investing opportunities for private equity firms around the world. While not a glamorous business, nursing home chains can make money. In 2009, the U.S. nursing home industry provided more…
  • Jun 14

    Facilities to Take a Closer Look at Use of Antibiotic

    Facilities to Take a Closer Look at Use of Antibiotic
    According to public health watchdog groups, nearly 75 percent of all antibiotics given to ailing residents in nursing facilities are incorrectly prescribed. In many cases, the resident was given the wrong medication or the right medication…
Rank this Week: 335

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Interstate 57 In Jefferson County

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Interstate 57 In Jefferson County
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (June 26, 2016) in Jefferson County.  The accident happened on exit 94 of Interstate 57. The accident happened at approximately 8:00 p.m. An excerpt from the wsiltv.com article of June…
  • Jun 27

    Motorcycle Collides With Deer In Clark County, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Collides With Deer In Clark County, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday night (June 25, 2016) in Clark County.  The motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle hitting a deer. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) and Clark County Coroner’s Office,…
  • Jun 25

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Joliet Township

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Joliet Township
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Saturday morning (June 25, 2016) in Joliet. This motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle leaving the roadway and crashing into a ditch.  The reason for this loss of motorcycle control is…
Rank this Week: 259

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 342

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 27

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is not a Copyright Infringement

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is not a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - The ongoing saga of the case of copyright infringement between Led Zeppelin and the trust of Randy Wolfe has finally ended, with the jury finding in Led Zeppelin’s favor. After Jimmy Page and Robert Plant testified, a…
  • Jun 17

    Apple Receives Patent for iPhone that is Entirely a Screen

    Apple Receives Patent for iPhone that is Entirely a Screen
    IPNews® - Apple has received a patent for a phone composed entirely of a screen. The button-less phone would function entirely as a touch screen, with images and text capable of wrapping around the front of the phone and extending into…
  • Jun 9

    Axl Rose claims Copyright Infringement in Trying to Remove Unflattering Photo

    Axl Rose claims Copyright Infringement in Trying to Remove Unflattering Photo
    IPNews® - Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is demanding that Google take down several unflattering images of him that have been used as part of an Internet meme mocking his physical appearance. Photos taken of Rose have been republished on…
Rank this Week: 301

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Why Brexit Has Created A Global Clusterf*@!

    Why Brexit Has Created A Global Clusterf*@!
    Since Friday, news of the United Kingdom’s BREXIT was splashed all over the front pages of American newspapers. In case you were completely hung over this weekend, you know that the UK voted in a referendum, 52% to 48%, to leave the…
  • Jun 17

    Is Disney Liable for Two-Year Old’s Alligator Death?

    Is Disney Liable for Two-Year Old’s Alligator Death?
    In a horrifying story that shocked the world, a two-year old was killed recently when he was snatched by an alligator in the Seven Seas Lagoon within the Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World. It was the first fatal alligator attack at…
  • Jun 11

    Fact or Fiction: Can Police Compel Child Porn Suspects to Decrypt their Hard Drives?

    Fact or Fiction: Can Police Compel Child Porn Suspects to Decrypt their Hard Drives?
    In a fascinating case, a Philadelphia man (and former cop) suspected of possessing child pornography remains jailed indefinitely after being found in contempt of a court order (PDF link) that he decrypt two password-protected hard drives. The…
Rank this Week: 325

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
Rank this Week: 353

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Dayton Ranked Number 2 in Ohio for Auto Theft

    Dayton Ranked Number 2 in Ohio for Auto Theft
    According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Dayton ranks second in Ohio for auto thefts. In 2015, 1,748 cars were stolen in Dayton, a rate of just over 218 cars per 100,000 people. Cleveland led the state…
  • Jun 24

    Columbus OVI Reduced To Reckless Driving Offense

    Columbus OVI Reduced To Reckless Driving Offense
    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience for anyone, but when you add the suspicion that you were driving under the influence, a typical traffic stop quickly turns into something very grim. With that in mind, a lot was on…
  • Jun 21

    Sexual Orientation Not Included in Ohio’s Hate Crime Law

    Sexual Orientation Not Included in Ohio’s Hate Crime Law
    The FBI broadly defines hate crimes as a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias or intolerance on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender,…
Rank this Week: 360

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jun 26

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase
    Last week, we made an obscure reference to the fact that some of the nation's largest law firms have opted to raise the starting base salaries of their new associates from $160,000 per year to $180,000 per year. While many...
  • Jun 19

    Countrywide: Closed For Good

    Countrywide: Closed For Good
    Maybe it's the fact that in another six months or so, the regime change here in the Land of the Free will lead many of the the current crop of enforcers in D.C. out the revolving door and into the...
  • Jun 5

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed
    As we discussed a few years ago, the current administration's Department of Justice has been a huge fan of FIRREA, using its civil money penalties potential to squeeze blood out of bank turnips on the theory that a bank committed...
Rank this Week: 280

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jun 26

    Ellie Butler murder – some of the things the press haven’t told you

    Ellie Butler murder – some of the things the press haven’t told you
    This is not intended to be an overview of what happened, what went wrong or what I think about the Ellie Butler murder. This is just me sharing some information that the media have neglected, for whatever reason, to foreground or include…
  • Jun 26

    International Research Conference on Family Justice

    International Research Conference on Family Justice
    This fascinating conference is due to be hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on 8th and 9th October 2016. The Conference aims to provide delegates with the opportunity to share experiences of the impact of…
  • Jun 25

    What price transparency?

    What price transparency?
    Way way back a thousand days ago before Brexit, in a time when the tragedies of individual lives seemed to matter, Ben Butler was convicted of the murder of his daughter Ellie. It was a massive news story that has been swallowed up like…
Rank this Week: 364

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
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The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery
    This past week, I was honored to give a panel discussion on life after TRID (Truth in Lending Integrated Disclosure Rules) at the Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference sponsored by the Warren Group. After my panel, Jim Morrison of Banker…
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
  • May 8

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule
    Text Messages Enforceable As Written Contract, Court Rules With the proliferation of email and texts as the primary method of communications in real estate negotiations, it was just a matter of time before Massachusetts courts were faced with…
Rank this Week: 381

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

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

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)
    First: Librarians, please do not make legal decisions, copyright or otherwise, for your employer (or your own business for that matter) if there is possible litigation down the road. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Your library…
  • Jun 24

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer
    If you’re not tracking news of Robot Lawyers then you’re not keeping up with the legal research profession. No, not a “robotic” lawyer, but the Artificial Intelligence (AI) kind. See lots of robot, and AI related,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy
    So, a one-time 52 to 48 percent [Brexit, Wikipedia article] popular vote is a solid basis for making massive economic, political, and social changes to the governance of the Not So United Kingdom and the larger European Union of 28 (at the…
Rank this Week: 375

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jun 24

    How Solos and Smalls Feel About Those $180k Biglaw Salaries.

    How Solos and Smalls Feel About Those $180k Biglaw Salaries.
    For the past two weeks, the tiny-minded legal world has been obsessed with one issue: Cravath’s announcement  that it would raise starting first year associate salaries to $180,000 (the first significant movement from the $160,000…
  • Jun 21

    Solo Cycle: Tips for Bicycling Lawyer

    Solo Cycle: Tips for Bicycling Lawyer
    Welcome back, Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer  whom we profiled last week about his niche bike practice. This week, Peter discusses the recreational side of biking, sharing his expert tips on must-have bike gear for commuting…
  • Jun 16

    Pedaling a Practice: Meet Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer

    Pedaling a Practice: Meet Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer
    Ever wonder what it’s like to turn a personal passion into a practice area?   Peter T. Anderson an associate at the small, D.C.-based practice, Grenier Law Group  is doing just that; leveraging his love for recreational…
Rank this Week: 292

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 23

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter
    One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a reference letter for a stellar employee is easy, the task becomes more…
  • Jun 21

    CPP Expansion

    CPP Expansion
    Retirement savings in this country has been a hot topic of late, and yesterday evening in Vancouver the federal government and (most of) the provinces announced that they have reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The deal must be…
  • Jun 20

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment
    You’ve terminated an employee without cause, what do you owe them? It may be more than you think. As a starting position, employees are entitled to compensation for what they would have earned during a reasonable period of notice,…
Rank this Week: 365

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer…

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers fraud and False Claims Act cases. By Michael D. Fitzgerald.

http://www.newjerseywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    BOTOX “MATH”

    BOTOX “MATH”
    You may have heard of an event called a “Botox party”. The basic concept is that a group of people get together and “share” a vial of Botox to address signs of age which may appear on a person’s face. These…
  • Mar 9

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO
    “HOW LOW CAN YOU GO” Just when you think fraudsters can’t reach a new low, you read about Michael Mann, the owner of Seattle-based Wheelchairs Plus. Mr. Mann has been ordered to pay $2.7 million for fraudulently billing the…
  • Dec 1

    EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GETS A PRICING EDUCATION

    EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GETS A PRICING EDUCATION
    A couple of months ago, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with VMware, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology. The two companies specialize in providing virtualization software and information technology products to federal, state and…
Rank this Week: 257

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Jun 23

    Mobile Ultrasound Owner Pleads Guilty in $29 Million Fraud

    Mobile Ultrasound Owner Pleads Guilty in $29 Million Fraud
    The owner of a mobile diagnostic ultrasound company pleaded guilty on June 21 to a nearly $29 million insurance fraud scheme. Michelle Kobran, 68, admitted to falsifying medical bills and giving kickbacks to doctors at her chiropractic and…
  • Jun 15

    Former Fugitive Sentenced to 37 Months for Healthcare Fraud

    Former Fugitive Sentenced to 37 Months for Healthcare Fraud
    A Cuban national was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to a $2.6 million healthcare fraud against Medicare, according to the Department of Justice. Ubert Guillermo Rodriguez, 47, pleaded guilty to conspiracy…
  • Jun 13

    Mississippi, Florida Residents Part of Pharmaceutical Scheme

    Mississippi, Florida Residents Part of Pharmaceutical Scheme
    The U.S. government confiscated $11 million worth of properties involved in a healthcare fraud scheme centered in Mississippi that also involved residents of Florida, Alabama and Utah, according to a report in the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson,…
Rank this Week: 371

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    new app for mapping the world

    new app for mapping the world
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog has 2 posts, here and here,  about a new project to create memorable "addresses" for every (3 x 3 meter) spot in the world.  It's called what3words and the project is dividing the…
  • Jun 21

    free webinar from GAO

    free webinar from GAO
    A free webinar, "GAO Podcasts and Social Media," will be offered on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Jacques A. Arsenault, Digital Communications Manager, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will take you through GAO social media…
  • Jun 13

    CMS can help identify students needing help

    CMS can help identify students needing help
    Inside Higher Ed has a story today titled "Logging Off, Dropping Out." The story reports that knowing how often students log onto course management software sites is "one of the best ways to predict whether they will stick with their studies…
Rank this Week: 341

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 343

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

Covers construction litigation in Colorado. By Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC.

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 338

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 300

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jun 16

    Quirky Question #282: A Briefing on the Brexit

    Quirky Question #282: A Briefing on the Brexit
    Question: How will the UK’s “Brexit” vote on withdrawing from the EU affect the way we employ people in our UK subsidiary? Answer: By Juliet Carp A vote to “Leave” is unlikely to bring significant change to UK…
  • Jun 13

    Quirky Question #281: Deploying the DTSA

    Quirky Question #281: Deploying the DTSA
    Question: We believe our former employee recently stole some of our trade secrets and went to a competitor.  Can we rely on the Defend Trade Secrets Act to bring suit in federal court? Answer: By Joel O’Malley Yes!  A court…
  • Jun 2

    Quirky Question #280: Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

    Quirky Question #280: Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance
    Question: We are an employer that has a few employees working in Minneapolis, and just heard about a new law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave in Minneapolis. Will this apply to us? What are the requirements? And how long do…
Rank this Week: 372

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 369

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Broker Investigation: Churning Complaints Against Cory Bataan

    Broker Investigation: Churning Complaints Against Cory Bataan
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints against broker Cory Bataan (Bataan).  There are at least four customer complaints against Bataan and one employment termination for cause.  The customer…
  • Jun 15

    Customer Complaints Against Andrew Topka Involving Non-Traded REITs and Alternative Investment

    Customer Complaints Against Andrew Topka Involving Non-Traded REITs and Alternative Investment
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Andrew Topka (Topka).  According to BrokerCheck records Foote has been subject to at…
  • Jun 13

    FINRA Bars Brian Smit Over Private Securities Transaction

    FINRA Bars Brian Smit Over Private Securities Transaction
    The investment lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the regulatory action brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Brian Smit (Smit) formerly working out of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota office of LPL Financial…
Rank this Week: 258

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jun 14

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG
    The courts in Nashville,Tennessee will require random drug testing if you are charged with a multiple DUI charge. It is a condition of your bail bond. Positive drug test could mean that your bail would be revoked pending the outcome of your…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
Rank this Week: 377

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale
    The Plaintiffs in this case wanted to sell their residential property.  They listed the property for sale and the Defendant agreed to purchase it for $1,685,000.  The Agreement of Purchase and Sale was dated August 25, 2014 and the…
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
Rank this Week: 268