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Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Jan 26

    Rating Agency Development

    Rating Agency Development
    On January 22, Fitch released its rating criteria for rating RMBS in Latin America.  Criteria. On January 22, Moody’s released its global methodology for rating small and medium size enterprise balance sheet securitizations. …
  • Jan 23

    Fee Rate Advisory #3 for Fiscal Year 2015

    Fee Rate Advisory #3 for Fiscal Year 2015
    On January 15, the SEC announced that starting on Feb. 14, 2015, the fee rates applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $18.40 per million dollars.  Each SRO will continue to pay the Commission a rate of $22.10 Read More
  • Jan 23

    The Fed Forms Advisory Council

    The Fed Forms Advisory Council
    On January 16, the Fed announced the formation of a new advisory council that will be comprised of individuals with consumer- and community development-related expertise.  The council will meet semiannually with the Fed’s board to…
Rank this Week: 939

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Illinois Law Aimed at Reducing Unlawful or Fraudulent Transfers to Unrelated Caregivers of the Elderly or Disabled

    Illinois Law Aimed at Reducing Unlawful or Fraudulent Transfers to Unrelated Caregivers of the Elderly or Disabled
    The Illinois Probate Act was recently amended to include a new section entitled, “Presumptively Void Transfers.” 755 ILCS 5/4(a) et seq. The effective date of the statute was Jan. 1, 2015. The intended purpose of the legislation…
  • Jan 21

    Nursing Home Transfer of Liabilities Considered Fraudulent

    Nursing Home Transfer of Liabilities Considered Fraudulent
    The owners of a chain of nursing homes housed in multiple states around the United States have been held to have committed fraudulent transactions in an attempt to transfer liabilities to a “shell company.” The owners of…
  • Oct 8

    Resident’s Fall at Nursing Home Leads to $1.25 Million Settlement

    Resident’s Fall at Nursing Home Leads to $1.25 Million Settlement
    John Tully, 80, had a history of an unsteady gait. He was living at a nursing home owned and managed by the California Department of Veteran Affairs. Tully had fallen twice within a 10-day period and, as a result of his last fall, he…
Rank this Week: 963

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    At any time during appeal, an Applicant with an indication of allowable subject matter can accept the allowable subject matter and back out of the appeal. To do this, the Applicant should file an Amendment under § 41.33 that rewrites the…
  • Jan 23

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    The Applicant in Ex parte Riley (PTAB 2014) went to appeal in 2012 with all claims rejected. In the Appeal Brief, the Applicant argued each of the three independent claims, as well as dependent claims 3, 4, 10, 15, 16-17, and 20. The Examiner…
  • Jan 21

    PTAB decisions involving failure to specify a limit in a claim

    PTAB decisions involving failure to specify a limit in a claim
    Today's post will consider various non-prior art issues that might arise when a claim fails to include either an upper or lower limit. In some of these cases, I'm not sure the Applicant even realized a range or limit was implicated. Ex parte…
Rank this Week: 288

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending

    Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending
    The North Carolina General Assembly will review potential changes to North Carolina income tax laws on January 28, 2015. Filers should wait until after this date to submit their tax returns to prevent potentially refiling returns if tax…
  • Jan 19

    How Asset Protection is Different in 2015

    How Asset Protection is Different in 2015
    Wealth preservation is an ongoing process. How, when, and where assets are transferred or acquired affect protections. As the New Year begins, individuals can take a step back and review legislation changes that affect our year ahead and…
  • Jan 16

    3 Things to Know About Perpetual Trust

    3 Things to Know About Perpetual Trust
    Perpetual trusts, also known as dynasty trusts, protect assets for the benefit of future generations. Some perpetual trusts are common trusts that allow multiple generations to benefit at the same time. Others distribute income and principal…
Rank this Week: 988

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 26

    IT TURNS OUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DOES AFFECT DIVORCE AGREEMENTS.

    IT TURNS OUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DOES AFFECT DIVORCE AGREEMENTS.
    A panel decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court on December 23, 2014 informs us that despite recent decisions refusing statute of limitation defenses in actions to enforce property settlement agreements, the defense still lives.  It…
  • Jan 9

    THE COMPLEXITIES OF VALUING SMALL BUSINESSES

    THE COMPLEXITIES OF VALUING SMALL BUSINESSES
    We have recently been working with a client married to a “sophisticated investor.”  When we cracked open the documents telling us what Mr. Investor owned, we found a succession of limited partnerships not one of which offered…
  • Jan 5

    SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS THAT MASTER’S RECOMMENDATION IS STILL JUST A RECOMMENDATION

    SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS THAT MASTER’S RECOMMENDATION IS STILL JUST A RECOMMENDATION
    The process of equitable distribution is multi-stage, often involving one or more conferences with a “master” specifically assigned to the case and who is an expert in equitable distribution. The master develops a recommendation…
Rank this Week: 674

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jan 26

    Proving Knowledge in UDRP Jurisprudence

    Proving Knowledge in UDRP Jurisprudence
    A defendant’s liability for infringement under trademark law rests on using the mark without the owner’s permission. Knowledge is not an element of proof for registered marks; it is imputed. Constructive notice is a statutory…
  • Jan 19

    Elevating Form Over Substance in Denying Relief for Cybersquatting

    Elevating Form Over Substance in Denying Relief for Cybersquatting
    Denying relief for cybersquatting is generally supported by lack of proof of abusive registration not for inexactitude in characterizing whether a domain name is identical or substantially similar to a trademark in which complainant has a…
  • Jan 15

    Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting

    Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting
    Understanding the Legal Options Used to Fight Cybersquatting Compressed in as little as a word or two, or perhaps an expressive phrase, trademarks communicate powerful stories about who businesses are and what they stand for. They are at once…
Rank this Week: 343

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jan 26

    Leong on Rush on Federalism and Judicial Diversity

    Leong on Rush on Federalism and Judicial Diversity
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Nancy Leong entitled The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity. Nancy reviews a recent article by Sharon Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges:…
  • Jan 24

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding
    Back at the end of last Term we covered the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Gelboim v. Bank of America (No. 13-1174). This week the Court issued a unanimous opinion in Gelboim, authored by Justice Ginsburg. Here’s how she...
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction
    Today, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 opinion in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, which addresses the role of Rule 52(a)’s “clear error” standard of review in the context of patent claim construction. Justice Breyer writes for the…
Rank this Week: 808

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Guarino v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. - Underinsured Motorist Benefits Dispute

    Guarino v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. - Underinsured Motorist Benefits Dispute
    Underinsured motorist coverage is tacked on to many drivers' automobile insurance policies, but few have a full understanding of what it is or how it works. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is coverage you purchase in the event you…
  • Jan 23

    South Carolina Speeding Drivers Cause Rear-End Crashe

    South Carolina Speeding Drivers Cause Rear-End Crashe
    Recently, a school bus accident occurred involving a bus from the Greenville County School District. The accident happened before 7:00 a.m. and there were 10 students on the bus at the time of the incident. The bus slowed down to come to a…
  • Jan 22

    Comstock v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc. - Misconduct Ends in Crash Case Dismissal

    Comstock v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc. - Misconduct Ends in Crash Case Dismissal
    On any given day in the U.S., more than 90 people die and hundreds more are injured in motor vehicle accidents. In instances where these individuals and/or their survivors suffered harm due to the negligence of another, there may be ample…
Rank this Week: 987

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jan 26

    The Dumbest Things Ever Said In Court

    The Dumbest Things Ever Said In Court
    What is a courtroom actually like?  Most non-lawyers, or non serial criminals, don’t spend a lot of time in a court room.  Often our impressions of court room activity come from TV dramas and books/movies like To Kill a…
  • Jan 23

    This Week in Legal New

    This Week in Legal New
    The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in Rodriguez v. United States, a case that asks whether a police officer can extend a completed traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff, absent reasonable suspicion or other lawful…
  • Jan 19

    Who Are These People – Hon. Matthew J. Perry

    Who Are These People – Hon. Matthew J. Perry
    The Honorable Matthew J. Perry is our second entry into  the “Who Are These People” series.  Judge Perry, or should I say the painting of Judge Perry, hangs in the esteemed position directly above the reference…
Rank this Week: 706

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jan 26

    Update: First Allied Securities’ William “Bill” Tatro complaint

    Update: First Allied Securities’ William “Bill” Tatro complaint
    According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck Report, William L. Tatro has had an astounding 48 investor complaints filed against him in his 35 years in the securities industry. The post Update: First Allied Securities’ William…
  • Jan 23

    Securities fraud attorneys investigating suspended broker, Randy L. Bostick

    Securities fraud attorneys investigating suspended broker, Randy L. Bostick
    The securities and investment fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating potential claims against currently suspended Janney Montgomery Scott stockbroker, Randy L. Bostick. The post Securities fraud attorneys investigating suspended…
  • Jan 23

    Investors Capital Corp. broker, Stephen Y. Dealy fined and suspended from financial industry

    Investors Capital Corp. broker, Stephen Y. Dealy fined and suspended from financial industry
    On January 21, 2015, Port Orange, Florida based Investors Capital Corp. broker, Stephen Y. Dealy was fined $10,000 and suspended from the financial industry to four months for failing to report customer complaints. The post Investors Capital…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Jan 26

    Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium

    Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium
    I'm delighted to be speaking at this conference. Should be a great group. If you're in the Boston area, stop on by... The Iron Triangle of Food Policy The American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium January 30, 2015 9:00...
  • Jan 22

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
    A bill has been introduced into the Michigan legislature to allow urban dwellers to keep a "reasonable" number of livestock on their property. This article refers to the bill as guaranteeing the "basic human right" to farm…
  • Jan 22

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
    This is going to be a great event on a major emerging area of land use law, and local government law, inquiry. If it weren't for a personal schedule conflict, I would be there! You should go! Conference Announcement and...
Rank this Week: 398

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    FTC Proposes Amendments to Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rule

    FTC Proposes Amendments to Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rule
    If your company sells consumer products, you’ll want to take a look at the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) proposed amendments to its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) rules announced on January 22, 2015. The most…
  • Jan 21

    Federal Courts Still Answering the Consumer Class Action Call

    Federal Courts Still Answering the Consumer Class Action Call
    As lawsuits alleging misleading food and beverage labeling continue to be filed, plaintiffs’ efforts to certify class actions can run aground when the purported class members viewed different labels or advertisements for the products,…
  • Jan 16

    Overhaul Proposed for Prop 65 Warning Requirement

    Overhaul Proposed for Prop 65 Warning Requirement
    Earlier this week, the California agency responsible for implementing Proposition 65 issued a highly anticipated proposal to overhaul Proposition 65’s decades old warning regulations. The proposal by the Office of Environmental Health…
Rank this Week: 260

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 993

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Watch Your Language with Restrictive Covenant

    Watch Your Language with Restrictive Covenant
    (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #8)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in commercial agreements,…
  • Jan 19

    Final IRS Repair Regulations Will Impact Many CRE Owners and Tenant

    Final IRS Repair Regulations Will Impact Many CRE Owners and Tenant
    Note: The information below was summarized from an article published by Craig Miller, President of Cost Segregation Services, Inc. in the January 2015 issue of Propertiesmagazine.Final IRS Repair Regulations that became effective as of…
  • Jan 11

    New Year, New Ohio Real Estate Legislation

    New Year, New Ohio Real Estate Legislation
    CTI Commercial Title Update Reprinted with Permission from Linda M. Green, Esq., Underwriter, Chicago Title Insurance Co.Happy New Year to all and to start the New Year we want to make you aware of two important bills that were passed by the…
Rank this Week: 995

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jan 26

    "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals"

    "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals"
    Profs. Rostron and Levit's comprehensive guide, "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals," has been updated for 2015. H/T: Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
Rank this Week: 284

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 373

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Jan 26

    Proceedings Supplementary Extend Statute of Limitations For Fraudulent Transfer

    Proceedings Supplementary Extend Statute of Limitations For Fraudulent Transfer
    The statute of limitations for creditors’ fraudulent transfer actions is four years. However, a recent Florida case holds that the four year limit does not apply to fraudulent transfer claims brought in the context of Proceedings…
  • Jan 21

    Self-Directed Retirement Plan Exposed Through Business Dealings With Third Party

    Self-Directed Retirement Plan Exposed Through Business Dealings With Third Party
    Occasionally I get phone calls about buying or titling investment assets in the a client’s retirement plan. There are rules that permit self-directed IRAs or self-directed 401ks to purchase income producing investments such as rental…
  • Jan 15

    Spending or Gambling Cash Not Excuse For Non-Compliance with Court Order

    Spending or Gambling Cash Not Excuse For Non-Compliance with Court Order
    I cannot recall how many times a client has suggested protecting cash from a creditor or a bankruptcy trustee by withdrawing the cash from his bank account and then telling the creditor, judge, or bankruptcy trustee that the cash was…
Rank this Week: 797

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Jan 24

    My Lunch With Ernie Bank

    My Lunch With Ernie Bank
    English: black and white photo of the bronze statue of Ernie Banks (Mr Cub) at Wrigley Field (Photo credit: Wikipedia)OK so this post has little to do with special education law.  Except maybe that my only sports addiction, the Chicago…
  • Jan 22

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - PS III GAO Report #bully

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - PS III GAO Report #bully
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The federal Government Accountability Office  issued a report in June of 2012 pertaining to school bullying.  The title of the report is "SCHOOL BULLYING:  Extent of Legal Protections…
Rank this Week: 543

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jan 26

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw
    Over the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim, and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration.  As…
  • Jan 22

    Join Me In Fairfax, VA for a “Hanging a Shingle” CLE

    Join Me In Fairfax, VA for a “Hanging a Shingle” CLE
    On January 29, 2015 I will be joining a great group of solo practitioners to help out those that are thinking of “hanging a shingle” and starting a journey that I started almost 5 years ago now.  Here’s the brochure and…
  • Jan 19

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat
    Last week we discussed the groundwork and circumstances of a construction claim.  This week’s post will discuss the next steps, hopefully short of full blown arbitration or litigation that you, as a construction company, can pursue…
Rank this Week: 191

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    WHITE HOUSE TAKING NOTICE OF FINACIAL ADVISORS COSTING WORKERS BILLIONS IN RETIREMENT SAVINGS

    WHITE HOUSE TAKING NOTICE OF FINACIAL ADVISORS COSTING WORKERS BILLIONS IN RETIREMENT SAVINGS
    A top economic adviser under President Obama is calling for stricter rules on Wall Street after finding some bad broker practices costing investors $8 billion to $17 billion a year. Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic…
  • Jan 23

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR BROKERS AGE CATCHES UP WITH THEM?

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR BROKERS AGE CATCHES UP WITH THEM?
    Just like an average person who ages, an older financial adviser is more likely to show signs of aging. Red flags that a financial adviser might be suffering from senior moments: forgetfulness, a tendency to repeat things, a disregard for…
  • Jan 20

    SEC Compliance Inspections and Examinations Office Released Examination Priorities for 2015

    SEC Compliance Inspections and Examinations Office Released Examination Priorities for 2015
    The Examination priorities for 2015 address issues across a variety of financial institutions, including investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers, transfer agents, clearing agencies, and national securities exchanges. …
Rank this Week: 572

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jan 26

    Police Officer as Expert at DMV Hearing

    Police Officer as Expert at DMV Hearing
    Q:  You are certified to administer the standardized field sobriety tests? A:  Yes. Q:  So you are familiar with the science behind the standardized field sobriety tests? A:  Yes. Q:  And you are aware that the tests…
  • Jan 22

    Refreshing Recollection at a DMV Hearing

    Refreshing Recollection at a DMV Hearing
    DEFENSE COUNSEL:  Objection. HEARING EXAMINER:  Basis? DEFENSE COUNSEL:  I would ask that the officer testify from memory and not read from his report. HEARING EXAMINER:  Officer, are you testifying from memory or are you…
  • Jan 19

    On The Criminal Defense Attorney Who “Knows” All The Prosecutor

    On The Criminal Defense Attorney Who “Knows” All The Prosecutor
    “I can get you a good deal because I know all the prosecutors.” This is what one of my competitors says to a potential client.  I know this because the client tells me.  She wants to know if I can get the same results…
Rank this Week: 921

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 
    We’ve written about the brain based defenses a lot here. And here’s an article that may shed light on how the presentation of neural defenses could backfire on defense attorneys. First, let’s look at the research. The…
  • Jan 23

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?
    We know it’s important for you to keep up on new stereotype labels. You know what labels like metrosexual, hipster, and perhaps even lumberjack mean. But lumbersexual? Tom Puzak, over at GearJunkie wrote about it first a couple of weeks…
  • Jan 21

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]
    Back in the early ‘90s, I had a job that required me to carry a beeper. The constant awareness that I was “on call” was a source of strain and led me to complain I was never really “off duty”. Flash forward to…
Rank this Week: 824

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 64

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)
    Many strange things have happened to me as a result of this blog. I’ve been on the side of a bus, punked the New York Times in an April Fool’s gag, and found myself on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. But my name in…
  • Jan 13

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza
    I’m on a roll lately writing about idiotic defamation cases, so I might as well do one more. I’ve ignored this one until now. And no, this isn’t about me. It’s about irreverent First Amendment badass Marc Randazza…
  • Jan 8

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Two of the cartoons on this page are caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Before yesterday, I couldn’t imagine circumstance where I would publish them, both because this blog doesn’t deal with religious issues and because such…
Rank this Week: 328

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    The Importance Of Patent Protection – Why GoPro’s Shares Tumbled

    The Importance Of Patent Protection – Why GoPro’s Shares Tumbled
    We often hear about the importance of patent protection for innovations. Patents can be one of the most valuable type of intellectual property a business can own. However, in practice, it is difficult to predict the value patent protection…
  • Jan 21

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark
    Concerns have been raised over attempts to monopolise a phrase made famous in the wake of an international tragedy. Jaochim Ronson, the creator of the image portraying the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’, has voiced his concerns that…
  • Jan 21

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement
    We look at how the use of stock libraries and Creative Commons Licences can minimise the risk of copyright infringement, what to look out for when using them, and how to get copyright permission from the owner. We also cover the new Orphan…
Rank this Week: 647

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

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

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Jan 26

    Take the 50% Shareholder/Dissolution Pop Quiz!

    Take the 50% Shareholder/Dissolution Pop Quiz!
    Think you know the rules governing a 50% shareholder's standing to seek statutory and common-law judicial dissolution of a closely held corporation? Test yourself with a pop quiz in this week's New York Business Divorce.
  • Jan 19

    “Jerk Insurance” Takes on New Meaning in Buyout Dispute

    “Jerk Insurance” Takes on New Meaning in Buyout Dispute
    A recent federal court decision in a high-stakes case resolved a dispute over the interpretation and application of what's commonly called a "jerk insurance" provision in a shareholder buyout agreement. Learn more in this week's New York…
  • Jan 12

    Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Claim for Common-Law Dissolution of Delaware Corporation

    Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Claim for Common-Law Dissolution of Delaware Corporation
    In the face of Second Department case law rejecting subject-matter jurisdiction over statutory dissolution claims involving foreign business entities, the plaintiffs in Bonavita v Savenergy, Inc. argued to Justice Timothy Driscoll that he…
Rank this Week: 470

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California
    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California from Roy W. Litherland An elder care attorney can help you create a long-term financial framework that leads to a comfortable retirement. Learn more about elder care attorney in Campbell…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?
    If you are in direct personal possession of property at the time of your passing, even if you have a last will, the property would become probate property initially. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Insurance Policy Records Property…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?
    Now that we have provided the necessary background information, we can look at the value of special needs trusts. These trusts are alternately called supplemental needs trusts. Topics covered in this report include: People With Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 753

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Jan 26

    20 Reglas que todo FREELANCE debe seguir [para tener éxito]

    20 Reglas que todo FREELANCE debe seguir [para tener éxito]
    1. Crea y construye tu negocio sobre un mercado verdadero. Nada de deseos y fantasías de lo que tu mercado ‘debería’ ser. 2. Mantente al día. Aunque seas exitoso ¡no te duermas en tus laureles! la…
  • Jan 21

    Qué hacer si te dan un billete falso

    Qué hacer si te dan un billete falso
    Alguna vez nos ha pasado, recibimos un billete falso del cajero automático o del cajero de carne y hueso y nos dimos cuenta tarde para reclamar en su cara o en ese instante. ¿Qué hacer? ¿Qué procede?…
  • Jan 16

    Piggo, Ficrea y la importancia de la confianza. Podcast #157

    Piggo, Ficrea y la importancia de la confianza. Podcast #157
    Piggo y Ficrea no son lo mismo. Pero en este podcast no hablo con detalle de piggo (ese será un podcast EXCLUSIVO y divertido). Hablos sobre lo que pasó con Ficrea, lo que pienso al respecto y la importancia que tiene la…
Rank this Week: 984

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville to speak at International Law Section’s ILAT Conference

    Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville to speak at International Law Section’s ILAT Conference
    The Florida Bar’s International Law Section is holding its annual International Litigation, Arbitration and Transaction (ILAT) Conference  on February 27, 2015.  Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville, head of our Latin American…
  • Jan 23

    Litigation Partner Eric N. Assouline to Speak at Circuit Court Boot Camp CLE

    Litigation Partner Eric N. Assouline to Speak at Circuit Court Boot Camp CLE
    Eric N. Assouline, Litigation Partner of The Business Law Firm Assouline & Berlowe, P.A., has been again invited to present as a panelist at the upcoming Circuit Court Boot Camp for Practical Trial Litigation Skills.  Mr. Assouline…
  • Jan 22

    Patent Claim Construction: SCOTUS says – Do Not Disturb!

    Patent Claim Construction: SCOTUS says – Do Not Disturb!
    Society at large is becoming very familiar with patents from shows like The Shark Tank.  Investors repeatedly want to know if your new company has a product that is protected.  Meaning, can you stop someone else in the marketplace…
Rank this Week: 778

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 25

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie
    From the editors of Legal Studies comes news of their second ‘virtual issue’, on the theme of ‘law and culture’. Virtual issues are made up of previously published articles, based around a theme. The first such issue…
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
  • Jan 10

    Games and gambling

    Games and gambling
    Two pieces of mine have recently appeared in online law journals. They are available without charge or login from the journals concerned; both journals are open access journals. You can also download the articles from SSRN. The…
Rank this Week: 473

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Jan 25

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"
    Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the consensual performance of a service contract is not “damages” under I.R.C. section 104(a)(2) and must be included in gross income This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    What is A Structured Annuity?

    What is A Structured Annuity?
    A structured annuity is a type of qualified funding asset used to fund the payment of future damages from the settlement of a lawsuit or legal dispute. A structured annuity is fully customizable... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 301

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Jan 25

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com
    A new user guide in PDF format and a series of online training videos were developed by i-law.com recently to enhance your searching skills and techniques in using i-law.com e-resources anytime anywhere. Training videos focus on four areas…
  • Jan 23

    Law journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jan 23

    Law journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 176

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Wipe it clean

    Wipe it clean
    Picture it.  You're sitting by yourself in your car listening to a classical radio station.  No drugs (are present), you are wide awake, and all of a sudden a dozen police officers come out of nowhere, guns drawn and demand that you…
  • Jan 18

    It's a Trap!

    It's a Trap!
    A problem with the Internet age is that people seem to think that if they didn't find it on the Internet, it's not worth using.  More to the point, if they can't find it on Google.com, then it isn't worth using.  The problem…
  • Jan 14

    Everyone goes sometime

    Everyone goes sometime
    Earlier this week, I received another death threat.  I was debating writing this post but figured I'd do it now in case I'm not around to do so later.  Thing is, I get these threats every now and then from people who get mad that I…
Rank this Week: 933

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 741

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jan 25

    Title Controls Premarital Contributions To The Acquisition and Expenses of Property

    Title Controls Premarital Contributions To The Acquisition and Expenses of Property
    Once again, it has been made clear that where either or both spouses have assets or liabilities at the date of marriage, it is foolhardy (or at least imprudent) to enter the marriage without a prenuptial agreement and/or the assembly of proof…
  • Jan 19

    Wife’s TV Home Shopping Was Wasteful Dissipation Of Marital Asset

    Wife’s TV Home Shopping Was Wasteful Dissipation Of Marital Asset
    In last month’s decision in Lowe v. Lowe, the Third Department upheld subtracting one half of the amount spent by a wife on TV home shopping from her distributive award. The parties had married in 2005 and had no children together. In…
  • Jan 11

    Separate Property Credit Granted For Home Down Payment, But Sale of Home Delayed For 10+ year

    Separate Property Credit Granted For Home Down Payment, But Sale of Home Delayed For 10+ year
    In its January 8, 2015 decision in Albertalli v Albertalli, the Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the granting of a separate property credit to a husband for the contribution of his separate funds to the purchase of the…
Rank this Week: 942

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 25

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 24

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.
                                 About to make fifty sandwiches. (Photo property of…
  • Jan 22

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
Rank this Week: 719

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Lake Shore Drive Crash Injures Two People

    Lake Shore Drive Crash Injures Two People
    There was a three-car crash on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Saturday evening, January 24, 2015. According to the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Lake Shore Drive. The…
  • Jan 19

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident On Chicago’s Northwest Side

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident On Chicago’s Northwest Side
    There was a fatal Chicago pedestrian accident Saturday night (January 17, 2015) in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood (Northwest Side.)  Two men died as a result of this pedestrian accident, which was a hit & run. According to…
  • Jan 9

    Bicyclist Struck By Pickup Truck In Chicago

    Bicyclist Struck By Pickup Truck In Chicago
    There was a Chicago bicycle accident Wednesday (January 7, 2015) that involved a bicyclist getting struck by a pickup truck and then being pinned beneath the truck.  The collision happened as the pickup truck was making a turn. The…
Rank this Week: 666

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • Jan 25

    CFPB's Mini-Me

    CFPB's Mini-Me
    Melanie Brody and Anjali Garg of K&L Gates warned us last week about a new trend in perils for those who wish to provide financial services to consumers. At the end of 2014, the New York Department of Financial Services...
  • Jan 19

    Pat's Prognastication

    Pat's Prognastication
    Former community banker and occasional contributor to this blog, Pat Dalrymple, has a column in a local Colorado newspaper that contains his banking business predictions for 2015. Pat invites readers to call him out at year end if any of...
  • Jan 15

    All The Mail That's Fit To Print

    All The Mail That's Fit To Print
    It's been awhile since I dipped into the BLB mailbag. It's about time to see what kind of flack I receive. First up is an email I received from a gentleman who referred to himself as the Director of Public...
Rank this Week: 255

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jan 25

    Secularism and Self-Deception

    Secularism and Self-Deception
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post which addressed the question whether Christianity paved the way for liberalism. See here. I maintained that Christianity in fact played a stronger role than is suggested by the account which grounds liberalism…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)
    As one might infer from several recent posts, I’ve been learning as much as I can of late about one of the best known (and rightly so) African-American painters, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). As it happens to be Sunday, I thought to share…
  • Jan 23

    Pope Francis and Rabbit

    Pope Francis and Rabbit
    On the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, indicated that Pope Francis was ready for another of his now famous airplane press conferences. And this one did not disappoint. He covered a number…
Rank this Week: 558

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 386

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 139

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Covers Philippine laws and the legal system.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 956

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
Rank this Week: 792