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Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

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

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Apr 23

    3 Tips to Save Money While Cruising

    3 Tips to Save Money While Cruising
    Cruising can be a lot of fun. From the food to the entertainment, there are a lot of benefits a cruise vacation can offer over a land-based escape. But it while cruising does have its perks, our cruise attorneys here at LMAW know that costs…
  • Apr 21

    3 Holland America Cruise Ship Passengers Injured and Hospitalized; Are the Incidents Related?

    3 Holland America Cruise Ship Passengers Injured and Hospitalized; Are the Incidents Related?
    Our cruise ship accident lawyers have often reported on an array of different passenger illnesses and injuries that have ensued on the high seas. Incidents have ranged from emergencies related to pre-existing passenger medical conditions, to…
  • Apr 20

    Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in Mediterranean Sea; Over 900 Feared Dead

    Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in Mediterranean Sea; Over 900 Feared Dead
    Our boating accident attorneys here at LMAW have recently learned of a terrible tragedy in the Mediterranean. According to news reports, a 70-foot boat capsized around midnight Sunday just south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, carrying…
Rank this Week: 72

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie
    If you were involved in a rear-end collision and now your neck hurts, you may have the injury known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is a serious injury that is associated with sudden impacts that cause a person’s body to move…
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 410

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie
    If you were involved in a rear-end collision and now your neck hurts, you may have the injury known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is a serious injury that is associated with sudden impacts that cause a person’s body to move…
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 330

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Apr 23

    Admission of text messages into evidence, predicate

    Admission of text messages into evidence, predicate
    Text messages are becoming a more frequent piece of evidence in Texas divorce cases. Dallas family lawyers and those around the state must offer a predicate to authenticate a text message before it will be accepted into evidence. This means…
  • Apr 18

    Preserve Error and Don’t Get Sued

    Preserve Error and Don’t Get Sued
    I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a TED-style talk at a lawyer education seminar about preservation of error.  Here’s the link to the podcast of the presentation:…
  • Mar 3

    Texas Divorce Statistics January 2015

    Texas Divorce Statistics January 2015
    This from the Office of Court Administration, divorce filings in Texas account for 89% of all cases filed in the District Courts. In the fiscal year 2014, there were 111,409 divorces filed in Texas district courts out of a total of 125,588.…
Rank this Week: 520

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    ALR Student’s Corner: Department of Commerce: Minority Business Development Agency

    ALR Student’s Corner: Department of Commerce: Minority Business Development Agency
    The Commerce Department’s mission is to make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad. Responsible for everything from weather forecasts to patent protection, the following twelve departments of the…
  • Apr 21

    Metrolina Library Association Tech Summit 2015

    Metrolina Library Association Tech Summit 2015
    Librarians in the 21st Century are immersed in emerging technologies both in operating libraries and in helping patrons.  Each spring the Metrolina Library Association hosts a Tech Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. Usually the format…
  • Apr 20

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 20, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 20, 2015
     5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five…
Rank this Week: 859

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?
    The Court of Appeals recently released an extensive opinion in a Tennessee car accident case, full of issues regarding evidence and trial questions. Three of the findings in this opinion are critical for tort lawyers to familiarize themselves…
  • Apr 21

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court
    The Tennessee Supreme Court is currently reviewing the twelve cases of interest to Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death lawyers.  Click on the “continue reading”link to see the full list. 1.  Action Chiropractic…
  • Apr 21

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction
    At what point do email blasts from one state into another allow a defendant to be sued in the state where the emails were sent (and where the plaintiff resides)? Plaintiff lived in Illinois and was injured at a ski resort in Wisconsin.…
Rank this Week: 440

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Apr 23

    Proxy Contests Tick Up in 2015

    Proxy Contests Tick Up in 2015
    Here’s news from Chris Cernich and Cristiano Guerra in ISS’s Special Situations Research: Thus far, 2015 is on track to be a record year for the number of U.S. proxy contests going to a vote, according to an analysis by ISS’…
  • Apr 22

    Preserving Net Operating Losses (NOL) Carryforward: Your Action Item

    Preserving Net Operating Losses (NOL) Carryforward: Your Action Item
    Many are getting inquires about NOL pills now that a lot of companies have turned the corner. In 2014, the number of companies adopting NOL Rights Plans hit a three-year high and a tie for the most such adoptions in any year since 1998, the…
  • Apr 21

    Shareholder Activism: Are You Prepared? PwC Wants to Assess You

    Shareholder Activism: Are You Prepared? PwC Wants to Assess You
    In this blog, “The Activist Investor” pushes back against PwC’s recent report on activist investors…
Rank this Week: 363

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero
    In the Game of Thrones universe, being born out of wedlock results in significant negative social and legal consequences. A “bastard” – a term frequently used in the Seven Kingdoms, although no longer considered appropriate…
  • Apr 22

    A Succession Crisi

    A Succession Crisi
    The land of Westeros, the fictional kingdom of the TV show Game of Thrones, is experiencing a succession crisis. The King, Robert Baratheon, is dead, survived by no fewer than 20 children. However, most of his issue are illegitimate or…
  • Apr 22

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account
    Listen to Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and accounts Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss administration and accounting obligations with respect to digital assets and…
Rank this Week: 269

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation

    Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation
    Amgen has appealed the district court decision denying its motion for a preliminary injunction to keep Sandoz’ biosimilar version of Neupogen® off the market. (I wrote about the court’s decision in this article.) The…
  • Apr 20

    An In-Depth Look At USPTO Patent Quality Problem

    An In-Depth Look At USPTO Patent Quality Problem
    The comment period for the USPTO’s proposed patent quality initiatives is open until May 6, 2015, and the Office of Inspector General for the Commerce Department has given stakeholders plenty to think about in its final…
  • Apr 13

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?
    Neither the statutes nor the regulations governing Inter Partes Review (IPR) require the party challenging the patent to have been charged with infringement, or even to establish any interest in practicing the claimed subject matter. While…
Rank this Week: 876

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Driver Charged in DUI Death Picked Up Three Years Later

    Driver Charged in DUI Death Picked Up Three Years Later
    Motorists arrested on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles know that they’ll have to pay the price in fines, loss of license or even jail time. When a court convicts a motorist of causing a death while driving under the influence, the…
  • Apr 20

    Wild Ride for Seniors with DUI Driver at the Wheel

    Wild Ride for Seniors with DUI Driver at the Wheel
    Although it’s tough to admit you’re too old to drive safely, responsible seniors know when it’s time to give up their licenses for the sake of the other motorists who are sharing the road. Medicines, both prescription and…
  • Apr 15

    Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest

    Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest
    Cops in the City of Angels could probably tell many tales about unusual incidents that involve cases of DUI in Los Angeles. But their peers in San Diego also have some interesting tales that they could add to the mix. A photographer with KTLA…
Rank this Week: 486

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Apr 22

    Misguided Recommendation

    Misguided Recommendation
    In a recent article titled "Time for Congress to Reform Structured Settlements", published April 20, 2015 in the Congress Blog, attorney Richard Risk alleges "Congress’ noble goal of supporting accident victims has been upended by the…
  • Apr 15

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), one of three national associations of special needs attorneys (the others being the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), hosted its ninth annual…
  • Apr 5

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2
    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted its 2015 Annual Conference last week in Las Vegas with an unprecedented number of structured settlement association leaders as speakers and attendees including representatives from the National…
Rank this Week: 544

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
Rank this Week: 20

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 22

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened
    In 2013, Nevada enacted an anti-SLAPP law… something all states should have, but only 28 do (and those laws vary in quality). SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” It’s basically the type…
  • Apr 21

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit
    It’s taken more than five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to dispose of the frivolous and unethical lawsuit Medifast Inc. (aka Take Shape For Life) and their dishonest attorneys filed against Tracy Coenen and Sequence Inc.…
  • Apr 20

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo
    Frauds committed by employees can have devastating effects on businesses. The company’s finances suffer, employee morale may drop, and the company’s reputation could be affected by negative publicity. Following the investigation…
Rank this Week: 49

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    The Risks Of Non-Compliance With The Upcoming TRID Change

    The Risks Of Non-Compliance With The Upcoming TRID Change
    Although you may not be looking forward to the upcoming TRID changes, the truth of the matter is, you can’t avoid them. Non-compliance is a risk to the real-estate deals you’re facilitating, your practice, your reputation, and…
  • Apr 19

    Easy Soft Is Ready For The TRID Changes – Are You?

    Easy Soft Is Ready For The TRID Changes – Are You?
    TILA-RESPA changes are coming, there is no question about that. While there are some in our industry who have beseeched Congress to ask the CFPB to delay those changes from going into effect on August 1, that doesn’t change the fact…
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Software TRID Compliant?

    Is Your Software TRID Compliant?
    On August 1, 2015, real estate closing procedures as we know them will change. That’s when new Closing Disbursement Forms courtesy of the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFPB will become mandatory for all real estate closings. These new…
Rank this Week: 883

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 832

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Houston CEO Indicted For Not Having an Export License That He Didn’t Need

    Houston CEO Indicted For Not Having an Export License That He Didn’t Need
    Houston-based Smart Power Systems and its CEO Bahram Mechanic (as well as various other individuals) were indicted last week on charges that they exported certain export-controlled items to Iran without a license. The indictment alleges that…
  • Apr 21

    Texas Judge Indicted For Illegal Firearm Export

    Texas Judge Indicted For Illegal Firearm Export
    ABOVE: Judge Tim Wright Well, it is probably safe to say that not many (if any) judges have been indicted on allegations of illegally exporting firearms. But that’s what happened to Judge Tim Wright, a judge in Williamson County, Texas,…
  • Apr 16

    Thursday Grab Bag

    Thursday Grab Bag
    Here are a few recent developments that you may have missed: Last month we criticized the Department of Justice for conspiring with foreign luxury car makers to jail U.S. citizens who exported luxury cars to China to arbitrage the difference…
Rank this Week: 569

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 22

    Man charged with Rape in Utah a Flight Risk

    Man charged with Rape in Utah a Flight Risk
    A judge issued a warrant for a man charged with rape in Utah after Homeland Security determined him to be a flight risk. Saudi Arabian native Monsour Alshammari was arrested earlier this year in Orem, Utah. He is facing a first-degree felony…
  • Apr 20

    Southern Utah woman arrested for Child Abuse

    Southern Utah woman arrested for Child Abuse
    Party of one A southern Utah woman was arrested for child abuse Friday when police found her passed out drunk while her 1 year old baby wandered unattended.  26 year old Amanda Lee Gardner was staying at The Rodeway Inn in southern Utah,…
  • Apr 15

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed
    Police Chief pleads the 5th 10 felony drug cases in Escalante Utah may be dismissed as former police Chief Kevin Worlton refused to testify in court. Worlton objected to the subpoena to testify in the drug cases, stating that the information…
Rank this Week: 321

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 22

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back
    Spread the word. If you care about free speech anywhere, spread the word. https://t.co/CofJcTWNVt — Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) April 22, 2015 My brother-from-another-mother Marc Randazza is obsessed these days, and…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already
    Remember when I said, and said, and said, the appeal involving the TTAB’s rejection of the trademark application for THE SLANTS was fundamentally about PTO procedure and hardly at a matter of constitutional law?  And that the…
  • Apr 15

    Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?

    Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?
    Originally posted 2005-09-26 18:31:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWired News reports: Transit officials in New York and San Francisco have launched a copyright crackdown on a website offering free downloadable subway maps designed to be…
Rank this Week: 25

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 157

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
Rank this Week: 44

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 22

    Parenthood

    Parenthood
    From CNN: Robert Boardwine's path to fatherhood was unconventional, but Virginia's appeals court said Tuesday he is legally entitled to be a part of his son's life. Boardwine's friend, Joyce Bruce, had used his sperm and a turkey baster to...
  • Apr 18

    Fertility Agreement

    Fertility Agreement
    From Daily News: The legal battle actress Sofia Vergara is waging with ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb over frozen embryos is one that couples have fought since at least the early 1990s. “It’s coming up more and more frequently,” said George…
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
Rank this Week: 238

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Apr 22

    Coast Guard JayHawk Rescues 3

    Coast Guard JayHawk Rescues 3
    JUNEAU, Alaska Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three mariners after a fire started on board their 82-foot vessel north of Kodiak Island Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the mariners from their life raft…
  • Apr 9

    Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety

    Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety
    Coast Guard crews operating in Rosario Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca terminated the voyages of two commercial fishing vessels for safety gear concerns in the past 36 hours. One vessel was near Anacortes, the second in the Strait of…
  • Apr 3

    Russian Trawler Sinks - 56 Dead - Ice, or Safety Violation?

    Russian Trawler Sinks - 56 Dead - Ice, or Safety Violation?
    The Russian trawler the Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, off the Kamchatka peninsula, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement, at around 06:30 local time (20:30 GMT Wednesday). 56 people so far confirmed dead. The…
Rank this Week: 253

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://www.sacramentopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Catastrophic Auto Accident On Highway 50 Kills Four And Injures Others- April 22, 2015

    Catastrophic Auto Accident On Highway 50 Kills Four And Injures Others- April 22, 2015
    This morning around 2:25 a.m. a women was driving her Toyota Prius the wrong-way on Highway 50 westbound near Stockton, CA for approximately 7 miles before colliding with a Ford pickup. The woman driving the Toyota Prius collided head-on with…
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?
    Marijuana laws in the United States are changing rapidly. It seems every few months another state has another bill to introduce, either in favor or against in some way. It is a controversial subject with remnants of prohibition days thrown…
  • Apr 13

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement
    The birth of a child should be a thrilling time in a woman’s life, but when doctors, nurses and hospital are negligent, new mothers may find themselves facing a painful and long lawsuit instead of late-night feedings. Last year, a New…
Rank this Week: 644

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 22

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?
    As readers of the blog know, I have not been a fan of Uber's scorched-earth approach to skirting level-playing field legislation and the company's simultaneous effort to seek out legislation that preferences their way of doing business. That…
  • Apr 22

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?
    Happy Earth Day! I contemplated posting something serious about Earth Day and land use today. But then, I began to think, you know, every day is Earth Day here at Land Use Prof Blog, and so I thought about what...
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24
    On Friday, April 24, Fordham's Urban Law Center will host Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy, a day-long conference on a number of sharing economy issues. I believe it is the first legal academic conference solely...
Rank this Week: 598

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 854

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.
    On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc., 2015 WL 1456573 (7th Cir. Apr. 1, 2015), an important decision interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime…
  • Apr 15

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"
    On April 3, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Order that “bans the box” and prohibits Virginia agencies, boards, and commissions from asking questions about an applicant’s criminal history on…
  • Apr 10

    Health Care Reform - Updated Employer Compliance Timeline and Checklist

    Health Care Reform - Updated Employer Compliance Timeline and Checklist
    The government has continued to issue a number of regulations and other guidance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and related health care laws, including the following: Final regulations on the use of “bona fide…
Rank this Week: 811

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Apr 22

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight
    The Defendant in Allcorn v. Bradley Creek Boatominium, Inc. sought an injunction against the Plaintiffs in the midst of a proxy fight as to their allegedly defamatory statements in connection with the election of the Defendant's board of…
  • Apr 14

    Some Stats On The Business Court

    Some Stats On The Business Court
    When the North Carolina Legislature "modernized" the Business Court last year, it added a provision to the General Statutes mandating that the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts prepare a report, twice a year, showing the…
  • Apr 10

    NC Business Court Takes On The Oxford Comma

    NC Business Court Takes On The Oxford Comma
    You most likely have heard of the Oxford Comma.  It is also referred to as the "serial comma."  If you are not familiar with this literary device, it is a comma placed before the word "and" or another conjunction (like or or nor) in…
Rank this Week: 284

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 146

New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

Covers significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York's Appellate Courts, cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts. By Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP.

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 924

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Apr 22

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861
    Texas Senate Bill 344: By: Huffman S.B. No. 344 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: … Continue reading…
  • Apr 19

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery
    In 2010 D is charged with communicating through a commercial online service in a sexually explicit manner with a minor under Section 33.021(b) of the Texas Penal Code. He is convicted in 2011 and put on probation, which he complies…
  • Apr 15

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa
    That’s a cop allowing a girl to get out of a minor-in-possession ticket by winning a game of rock-paper-scissors. Here‘s Burleson County Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas’s take: Gaas says he found out about the incident last…
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Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 677

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex
    Recent arrest reports suggest that Qayed Murtaza Shareef, the 39-year-old CEO of a Southern California digital advertising company, solicited two Virginia boys, aged nine and 10, to take explicit videos of themselves. Per the allegations,…
  • Apr 13

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa
    Glen Timberlake, a 27-year-old from Austin, drove all the way from central Texas to rural Michigan to meet a girl he met online two years ago while playing Minecraft. Police took him into custody when the girl's mother recognized him outside…
  • Apr 8

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case
    Five men ranging from the age of 19 to 57 were taken into custody by Weld County officials, part of a multi-agency sting operation coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security. Posing as the mother of two girls, aged 11 and 14, an…
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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Apr 22

    FBI Scandal: Forensic FBI Experts Give False and Flawed DNA Evidence To Get Conviction

    FBI Scandal: Forensic FBI Experts Give False and Flawed DNA Evidence To Get Conviction
    This is very bad and it’s going to get worse. Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice finally came forward and admitted that the FBI forensic evidence provided in countless criminal trials over…
  • Apr 15

    Police Cameras: Things to Know Before Filming Texas Police in Action

    Police Cameras: Things to Know Before Filming Texas Police in Action
    The power of the people to film or photograph police doing bad things — and then sharing those videos or photographs online in social media like Twitter or YouTube — is undeniable. From the use of smartphones, just last week we…
  • Apr 8

    Police in Dallas – Fort Worth Get Papers Graded: Low Crime Clearance Rates for North Texa

    Police in Dallas – Fort Worth Get Papers Graded: Low Crime Clearance Rates for North Texa
    Today, the video of a South Carolina police officer shooting a man running away from a traffic stop has gone viral, and the officer has been arrested for murder. If you haven’t seen the footage, you can watch it on YouTube (it’s…
Rank this Week: 427

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Apr 22

    10 Oil Worker Deaths Attributed to Hydrocarbon Chemical

    10 Oil Worker Deaths Attributed to Hydrocarbon Chemical
    Government agencies recently acknowledged a pattern among oil worker fatalities, which were previously ruled natural deaths by heart failure. The stunning similarities among these deaths are forcing industry insiders to consider the role of…
  • Apr 20

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian
    In Governor Rauner's State of the State Address in February 2015, he made direct remarks about his plans to reform the personal injury legal system in Illinois. Among his remarks, he proposed prohibiting trial lawyers from contributing to…
  • Apr 15

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    More than 200 passengers aboard two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been infected with norovirus, causing the ships to dock for medical care. Cruise ship injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins explain how personal injury cases are argued…
Rank this Week: 592

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Constance Kanary, 52, Toledo, Ohio, is the subject of a two-count indictment charging her with participating a fraudulent home loan modification conspiracy. The defendant was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit…
  • Apr 22

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Johnny Gutierrez, 50, Stafford, Virginia, a former loan officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States pleaded guilty in federal court for accepting more than $78,000 in bribes in return for recommending the…
  • Apr 21

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mario Coniglione, 51, Staten Island, New York, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr. to seven years in a New Jersey state prison for stealing more than  $187,000 from a pair of…
Rank this Week: 4

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 963

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Discovery in Family Law Case

    Discovery in Family Law Case
    Once initial papers are filed to get the divorce process started (the petition and response) the next step is typically to gather all pertinent information regarding each spouse's financial and personal information. Although both parties are…
  • Apr 21

    Permissive Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute

    Permissive Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute
    Anyone with access to cable television or the internet probably knows more about the Kardashian family than they know about their own family. The Kardashian clan has broadcast their ups, their downs, weddings, births, break ups and in Khloe…
  • Apr 20

    Decoding Divorce Acronym

    Decoding Divorce Acronym
    Going through the divorce process can be confusing, emotional, and overwhelming to say the least. Then you add a bunch of legal jargon to all of that and things tend to either go over your head or in one ear and out the other. If you want to…
Rank this Week: 913

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 22

    Do Lower Gasoline Prices Signal A New Wave Of FLSA Actions In The Energy Industry?

    Do Lower Gasoline Prices Signal A New Wave Of FLSA Actions In The Energy Industry?
    We are all happy with the falling gasoline prices we have experienced, but, as lawyers, we (seemingly) always look for the dark spot in the sky. Some commentators are positing that the sharp drop in oil prices may trigger an increase in Fair…
  • Apr 20

    Employees With “Meaningful Managerial Authority” Cannot Participate In A Tip Pool

    Employees With “Meaningful Managerial Authority” Cannot Participate In A Tip Pool
    The New York State Appellate Division, Third Department, recently reaffirmed the proposition that under New York law employees with meaningful managerial authority cannot participate in a tip pool.  See Marzovilla v. New York State…
  • Apr 16

    Gawker FLSA Collective Action Illustrates Clash of Technology and Law

    Gawker FLSA Collective Action Illustrates Clash of Technology and Law
    When a class is certified in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, the employer turns over names and addresses and the opt-in letters go out.  Nowadays, there is a distinct variation on this theme.  I have often commented…
Rank this Week: 972

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Merrill Lynch Fined for Faulty Trade Reporting

    Merrill Lynch Fined for Faulty Trade Reporting
    Merrill Lynch was fined almost $20 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London for incorrectly reporting more than 35 million transactions from 2007 to 2014. Merrill Lynch didn’t report, at all, another 120,000…
  • Apr 15

    Labor Department Proposes New Rule Imposing Fiduciary Duty on Broker

    Labor Department Proposes New Rule Imposing Fiduciary Duty on Broker
    In what has become a hot issue this Spring, the Labor Department yesterday proposed a new set of standards for brokers who offer advice in connection with 401(k)’s and other retirement accounts. Currently, brokers are required only to…
  • Apr 10

    Concern Mounts Over the Lack of a Rule Imposing a Fiduciary Duty on Broker

    Concern Mounts Over the Lack of a Rule Imposing a Fiduciary Duty on Broker
    I noted in my March 20 post that the Chair of the SEC had just come out in favor of a rule requiring brokers to act in their clients best interests. While investors wait for the SEC to move forward on the issue, the New York City…
Rank this Week: 781

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

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

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
  • Apr 22

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Freedom Lost: I pled guilty to a charge of sexual battery in 2001. The "alleged" crime was against a women I lived with and had…
  • Apr 22

    SC - Everyone not treated the same

    SC - Everyone not treated the same
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Steven: I was arrested in 2009 for touching a teenager while extremely intoxicated. No excuse but still it happened. It was never…
Rank this Week: 6

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: Kummerfledt v. State

    OPINION: Kummerfledt v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – REINSTATEMENT OF DRIVER’S LICENSE DA 14-0398, 2015 MT 109, KURT LEE KUMMER FELDT, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Defendant and…
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: State v. Dunsmore

    OPINION: State v. Dunsmore
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER DA 14-0087, 2015 MT 108, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MICHAEL PATRICK DUNSMORE, Defendant and…
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: Glueckert v. Glueckert

    OPINION: Glueckert v. Glueckert
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0405, 2015 MT 107, GEORGE THAYER GLUECKERT, SR., and LAURA JEANNE GLUECKERT, Petitioners and Appellant, v. KRISTIN GLUECKERT,…
Rank this Week: 31

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 408

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Apr 22

    North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media

    North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media Judges using social media:…
  • Apr 9

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn Earlier this month, the New York County…
  • Apr 8

    Join Me For Drinks In Boston on 4/24

    Join Me For Drinks In Boston on 4/24
    I'll be in Boston on April 24th and hope you can join me for free drinks compliments of MyCase at the Park Plaza Hotel Lobby Lounge Bar from 5-7 pm. I've already gotten a few Boston lawyer friends to agree to come, including Bob Ambrogi, Alan…
Rank this Week: 810

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
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