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Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 975

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Owners of Charleston Area Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1.2M in Back Wages and Damage

    Owners of Charleston Area Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1.2M in Back Wages and Damage
    An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that the owners of 13 Charleston, South Carolina area restaurants violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Apr 29

    T.G.I. Friday’s Lawsuit Claims “Side Work” ≠ Tipped Minimum Wage

    T.G.I. Friday’s Lawsuit Claims “Side Work” ≠ Tipped Minimum Wage
    A wage theft lawsuit against T.G.I Friday’s restaurants in New Jersey was brought on behalf of servers who allege that the restaurants wrongfully paid them a tipped minimum wage and failed to pay them appropriate overtime compensation.…
  • Apr 27

    Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?

    Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?
    Whether restaurants and other service establishments can deduct credit card fees from workers’ tips was the subject of a recent Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report. Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com, was quoted in the article.
Rank this Week: 397

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Act 376 Passed

    Act 376 Passed
    The legislation I've mentioned in the past and have been tracking (2015 AB 720 / 2015 SB 629) was signed by Governor Scott Walker and published on April 26, 2016, becoming 2015 Wisconsin Act 376.  Accordingly, mortgages executed on or…
  • Apr 18

    AB720 Update - Foreclosure Redemption Period

    AB720 Update - Foreclosure Redemption Period
    Quick status update on AB720, which was discussed previously here.  The bill has passed both the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.  The bill - among other things - slashes the redemption period of a home in…
  • Apr 16

    Foreclosures Trending Back Up

    Foreclosures Trending Back Up
    Foreclosure filings have been increasing over the past two months.  Statewide, there was an 8.6% increase from January to February, and a 5.8% increase from February to March.  In northeast Wisconsin, a whopping 17.2% jump up in…
Rank this Week: 599

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 2

    Police Union and City Ordered to Mediation

    Police Union and City Ordered to Mediation
    The continuing saga of the San Antonio Police Officers Association lawsuit has lead to a court ordered mediation. The lawsuit is currently on appeal with the Fourth Court of Appeals here in San Antonio. The City filed a motion seeking that…
  • Apr 27

    Sandy Hook Denier Files Suit for Wrongful Termination

    Sandy Hook Denier Files Suit for Wrongful Termination
    As if to prove that a person can file suit about anything, Professor James Tracy has sued the Florida Atlantic University over his termination. Mr. Tracy is the person who some months ago denied that the Sandy Hook massacre occurred. The…
  • Apr 26

    On-Call Scheduling not Well Received

    On-Call Scheduling not Well Received
    On-call scheduling has not been well received. It is a new trend in reducing personal costs. But, it causes workers substantial stress, since they do not know until a few hours before or the night before whether they will be working. This…
Rank this Week: 665

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 2

    Class action: too much ice in Starbucks iced drink

    Class action: too much ice in Starbucks iced drink
    “A consumer class claims Starbucks’ cold drinks are almost half ice and the coffee chain misrepresents the fluid ounces of its popular, and profitable, iced coffee and tea beverages….Further, Starbucks charges more for cold…
  • May 1

    Labor “persuader” rule blasted at House hearing

    Labor “persuader” rule blasted at House hearing
    On “Wednesday the American Bar Association joined others in asking federal lawmakers to reconsider the [Labor Department’s] revised rule [requiring more extensive disclosure of the identities of outside professionals hired to…
  • May 1

    First Amendment roundup

    First Amendment roundup
    How the courts came to extend First Amendment protection to art, music, movies, and other expression not originally classed as “press” or “speech” [new Mark Tushnet, Alan Chen, and Joseph Blocher book via Ronald…
Rank this Week: 39

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • May 2

    Police Practices Expert Testimony Partially Allowed

    Police Practices Expert Testimony Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued the City of Chicago Heights and others alleging that he was deprived of his constitutional rights after his murder and attempted murder convictions were overturned.  The defendants challenged the expert witness testimony…
  • Apr 25

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Overturns Admission of Expert Witness Testimony of HGN Test Result

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Overturns Admission of Expert Witness Testimony of HGN Test Result
    Trial court had admitted expert witness testimony of officer who used HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus) to arrest defendant of driving while impaired.  The appeals court overturned the opinion and ordered a new trial. Facts – This…
  • Apr 14

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
    Hamlett v. Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corp – United States District Court – Southern District of Georgia – April 6th, 2016 – This is a personal injury case involving an accident between a motorcycle and  truck.…
Rank this Week: 851

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/
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional
    On April 14, 2016, a California appellate court reversed a lower court decision which declared several California tenure statutes unconstitutional under state law. Download Vergara Court of Appeals Opinion In a lengthy well-reasoned opinion…
Rank this Week: 214

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona accident and injury news. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.phoenixinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 2

    Fiat Chrysler Recalls More than 1 Million Vehicles Due to Accident Risk

    Fiat Chrysler Recalls More than 1 Million Vehicles Due to Accident Risk
    Americans who are in the market for a new or used vehicle often make several assumptions. They assume that the cars they consider buying have met minimum safety standards and that they are legal on public roadways. They assume that there are…
  • Apr 27

    Five of Nation’s Most Dangerous Railroad Crossings are in the Phoenix Area

    Five of Nation’s Most Dangerous Railroad Crossings are in the Phoenix Area
    How do you get around Phoenix? Do you walk, take a bus, or take your own personal car? Ever hop on the light rail for a quick trip? If you are like most residents, you probably have a primary mode of transportation but may use other forms on…
  • Apr 26

    Know Before You Ride: Motorcycle Safety Tip

    Know Before You Ride: Motorcycle Safety Tip
    To many, this is an ideal time of year to live in Phoenix and the surrounding cities. The weather is consistently warm but has not yet hit the brutal heat that comes with summer. Many seasonal activities are popping up across the Valley, kids…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • May 2

    Bayless v. TTS Trio Corp. – Dram Shop Lawsuit to Proceed

    Bayless v. TTS Trio Corp. – Dram Shop Lawsuit to Proceed
    Drivers who cause harm to others by recklessly and irresponsibly getting behind the wheel intoxicated can be held liable for damages they inflict. But often, the damage they do is so extensive, the driver’s own insurance or assets will…
  • Apr 30

    Moreno v. City of Gering – $575k Accident Verdict Affirmed

    Moreno v. City of Gering – $575k Accident Verdict Affirmed
    In a significant number of car accident lawsuits, testimony from medical experts is required to establish the extent of damages suffered by victims.  The trustworthiness of those witnesses is important, of course, but defendants will…
  • Apr 28

    Johnson v. Montgomery – Club Allowing Workers to Drink Not Liable for DUI Crash

    Johnson v. Montgomery – Club Allowing Workers to Drink Not Liable for DUI Crash
    Could a company that allows its workers to drink alcohol on the clock be held liable for damages if that driver causes a drunk driving accident? Our Charlotte car accident lawyers know there is a strong case to be made in that situation under…
Rank this Week: 592

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred
    SECOND CIRCUIT - COPYRIGHT LAW - COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP - SOUND RECORDINGS - ACCRUAL OF COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP CLAIMS - ATTORNEYS FEES - MUSIC LAWIf you think you are a co-owner of a copyrighted work, when do you need to speak…
  • Apr 28

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi
    When a plaintiff sues you for copyright infringement but does not attach the allegedly infringed materials to the complaint, but refers to the materials in the complaint, can you move to dismiss the complaint under Rule 12(b)(6) of the…
  • Apr 23

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!
     $245Live Broadcast on May 5, 2016This course covers the fundamentals of what a lawyer needs to know to identify, register and make claims to copyrighted materials, how to identify and negotiate deals involving copyrightable subject…
Rank this Week: 780

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • May 2

    CVS Pharmacy Recalls Tea

    CVS Pharmacy Recalls Tea
    CVS Pharmacy sells an organic herbal tea that it recently recalled due to notification from its supplier that it detected salmonella in one of its ingredients.  This ingredient is used in the "Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced…
  • Apr 29

    Mitsubishi Now Admitting to Emission Cheating

    Mitsubishi Now Admitting to Emission Cheating
    After Volkswagen dealt with an enormous backlash due to its involvement in cheating on emissions tests in their vehicles, Mitsubishi now admits that it has been doing the same thing for 25 years.  The company admitted last week that it…
  • Apr 24

    Carroll County Bike-Truck Collision Claims Biker's Life

    Carroll County Bike-Truck Collision Claims Biker's Life
    A Carroll County bicyclist was killed as she rode on County Road E-26 just east of Sycamore at 6:42 PM on April 22, 2016. She and the driver of the Silverado were heading west. [Sun rises from the east and sets to the west.]The ISP Trooper…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • May 2

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?
    After a car accident, you turn to your auto insurance for help. Perhaps you have vehicle damage, maybe even medical costs, but because the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you had to utilize your uninsured motorist insurance…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?
    After your child is injured, you may wonder what laws are in place to protect them. After all, if someone else caused the injury, then you want them to be held responsible. Because your child is a minor, he or she cannot legally file a…
  • Apr 25

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident
    Fatal motorcycle accidents are common, and are often the result of negligence on the part of the other involved motorist. It is important that, after a fatality in the family, you seek legal counsel from experienced and compassionate…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • May 2

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?
    After a car accident, you turn to your auto insurance for help. Perhaps you have vehicle damage, maybe even medical costs, but because the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you had to utilize your uninsured motorist insurance…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?
    After your child is injured, you may wonder what laws are in place to protect them. After all, if someone else caused the injury, then you want them to be held responsible. Because your child is a minor, he or she cannot legally file a…
  • Apr 25

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident
    Fatal motorcycle accidents are common, and are often the result of negligence on the part of the other involved motorist. It is important that, after a fatality in the family, you seek legal counsel from experienced and compassionate…
Rank this Week: 927

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 2

    Court of Appeals Doesn’t Decide Cap

    Court of Appeals Doesn’t Decide Cap
    The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided the much ballyhooed caps case on Tuesday. Here is the Court’s decision in Emergency Medicine Associates of Jackson v. Glover. As predicted, the Court never got to the issue of whether…
  • Apr 27

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the April 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $50,000 verdict- Rankin County car wreck case (3/9/16); $16,573 verdict- Harrison County underinsured motorist car wreck case (3/2/16); defense verdict- Greenville…
  • Apr 26

    Enjoy Business Travel? Let Me See if I Can Fix That

    Enjoy Business Travel? Let Me See if I Can Fix That
    Many lawyers love business travel. Get out of the house, get a break from the kids, have a few drinks, big meal at a chain restaurant, watch some TV. They can have it. Until business travel doesn’t require staying in a hotel, you can…
Rank this Week: 242

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Compassionate judge administers timely Law Day tonic.

    Compassionate judge administers timely Law Day tonic.
    In some parts of the world, the first day of May is May Day or International Workers Day. But thanks to a proclamation during President Eisenhower’s administration, May 1st in the U.S. is Law Day. It’s meant as the day each year…
  • Apr 29

    Mandatory bars and their predisposition to tread on lawyer First Amendment rights.

    Mandatory bars and their predisposition to tread on lawyer First Amendment rights.
    Right now, the State Bar of Arizona can spend attorneys’ mandatory dues on anything it wants to so long as the expenditure is related to improving the practice of law through the regulation of attorneys.  By its own interpretation,…
  • Mar 27

    Another bigoted day in the neighborhood.

    Another bigoted day in the neighborhood.
    “May I ask what you’re doing?” asked the thickly accented Germanic voice through the trees. I’d just parked my car and planned to walk one of our dogs on a recent afternoon. After riding over 3 hours in the back seat,…
Rank this Week: 143

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • May 1

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report
    Related Posts:Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit ReportAbout Lara & Brand GeekPublicationsTermsBeing a B in Good Company
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
Rank this Week: 934

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/
  • May 1

    Will PHH Clip The CFPB's Wings?

    Will PHH Clip The CFPB's Wings?
    In a recent hearing before a federal appeals court, some of the justices appeared to be sympathetic to arguments by mortgage giant PHH Mortgage that the CFPB is unconstitutional. In Forbes, Susan Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies…
  • Apr 24

    The Devil You Know

    The Devil You Know
    Writing in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Bethany McLean gives a fairly balanced treatment of the oft-whipped payday lending business, and asks the very intelligent question, "If you get rid of it, will anything better replace…
  • Apr 17

    Residential Mortgage Lending: The Bloom Is Off The Rose For More Than Just The Big Bank

    Residential Mortgage Lending: The Bloom Is Off The Rose For More Than Just The Big Bank
    My friend, Colorado community and mortgage banker Pat Dalrymple's, latest "Banker's Hours" column in the PostIndependent Citizen Telegram again struck a chord with me. With permission, here it is, in case it also hits home with you:…
Rank this Week: 604

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • May 1

    Prévention des Litige

    Prévention des Litige
    Mai est le Mois de la Prévention des Litiges chez Boyer Law Firm Prenez la décision de demander un rendez-vous pour un de contrôle juridique afin de vous éviter l’angoisse et les dépenses inutiles…
  • Apr 28

    ITIN et Impôt Américain pour les Contribuables Etranger

    ITIN et Impôt Américain pour les Contribuables Etranger
    Un Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) (Numéro d’Identification Fiscale Individuelle) permet à un contribuable étranger de faire une déclaration de revenu auprès de l’IRS. Il y a eu plus…
  • Apr 26

    Convention Fiscale Canada – Etats-Uni

    Convention Fiscale Canada – Etats-Uni
    Ce traité est une convention fiscale sur l’Impôt sur le Revenu entre les États-Unis et le Canada et qui exonère certains Canadiens qui travaillent aux Etats-Unis En raison de leur proximité…
Rank this Week: 845

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • May 1

    #5 Twitter Tip - End of the Month Reports from TwitterCounter & Twitter Analytic

    #5 Twitter Tip - End of the Month Reports from TwitterCounter & Twitter Analytic
    The start of a new month is a favorite time for me online, because I can read all the reports about how my Twitter handles performed. I started @MastermindExper at the beginning of April and now I have 1,919…
  • Apr 25

    #4 Twitter Tip - Top 9 Reasons to Use Hootsuite

    #4 Twitter Tip - Top 9 Reasons to Use Hootsuite
    To be effective on Twitter it is essential to have a Hootsuite account. A basic account is free, but a paid account is awesome. For starters I love the weekly email: The email shows all the accounts I manage and how well they're…
  • Apr 22

    #3 Twitter Tip - Fluid Interaction with Your Follower

    #3 Twitter Tip - Fluid Interaction with Your Follower
    Using the the tips I disclose here, I grew my new Twitter handle, @MastermindExper, from zero followers to +1,486 real followers in only 16 days. The key to a successful Twitter account is lively interaction with your followers. But what is…
Rank this Week: 139

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation
    The class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Denny's alleges the restaurant chain failed to provide its employees with the proper overtime compensation when they worked more than forty hours a week. The lawsuit further alleges Denny's…
  • Apr 25

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. It further requires employers to pay all their hourly, nonexempt workers one and one-half times their normal…
  • Apr 20

    Paralegals Settle Claims for Failure to Pay Overtime

    Paralegals Settle Claims for Failure to Pay Overtime
    Not all employers try to cheat their workers out of their wages, but those who do frequently get away with it for a time because their workers aren't familiar with the terms of the law. But when the employees are paralegals and/or have served…
Rank this Week: 647

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • May 1

    Outside Counsel Guidelines and Collective Conversation

    Outside Counsel Guidelines and Collective Conversation
    I hate outside counsel guidelines. Hate. It's visceral. I have never encountered a set of guidelines I liked. My antipathy includes guidelines I had a hand in writing. As an associate I worked for a client whose guidelines forbade time…
  • Apr 24

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)
    The median number of equity partners in an Am Law 100 firm (ranked by PPP) is 170. The number is arbitrary, but it probably isn't random. W.L. Gore & Associates, the maker of Gore-Tex, is known for a "radically nonhierarchical management…
  • Apr 22

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership
    Image [cc] Cory Doctorow A fellow law librarian pointed me toward a Daily Report article yesterday entitled "Kilpatrick Transforms Library Into Modern Collaboration Hub—With Latte." The story is a well-worn tale of how the law library…
Rank this Week: 475

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 372

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 612

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 167

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 659

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    US Workers Continue to be Exposed to Asbesto

    US Workers Continue to be Exposed to Asbesto
    Asbestos InsulationAsbestos is not banned in the US and continues to be a cause of deadly disease to workers. Asbestos, a deadly substance that causes a range of fatal diseases from asbestosis to malignancies including lung cancer and…
  • Apr 27

    Privacy: Court Mandates Protective Order for Workers' Compensation Discovery

    Privacy: Court Mandates Protective Order for Workers' Compensation Discovery
    Plaintiff in mesothelioma case sought production of defendant's (Union Carbide Corp) employees' workers' compensation claim records. The corporate defendant, Union Carbide Corp) sought to restrict access and limit dissemination of the records…
  • Apr 22

    Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2014

    Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2014
    Related articlesNJ Judge Orders Psychotherapy Sessions In Conjunction With Pain Management (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)Expectations Must Adapt to Change (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)Opting Out Creates Savings Reports Stanford…
Rank this Week: 243

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    A Short Primer on Assisted Reproduction Options in Minnesota

    A Short Primer on Assisted Reproduction Options in Minnesota
    According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, about 6 percent of married women between 15 and 44 struggle with infertility. These women cannot become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sex. They might seek other…
  • Apr 27

    Second Marriage Divorce Statistics and What They Mean

    Second Marriage Divorce Statistics and What They Mean
    Fearful about remarrying? After going through divorce once, you may be hesitant to tie the knot again - or at least concerned enough to want to know what the science has to say about the stability of second marriages. Here is what…
  • Apr 25

    Verbal and Emotional Abuse: When Does It Cross the Line and Become Domestic Violence

    Verbal and Emotional Abuse: When Does It Cross the Line and Become Domestic Violence
    Your partner has been calling you names for a few months. You don’t like it, and you’ve asked him to stop, but he just ignores you, laughs and calls you more names. Or maybe he manipulates you and plays emotional games, teasing…
Rank this Week: 471

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Social Services Brings Child Neglect Case Against Grandmother

    Social Services Brings Child Neglect Case Against Grandmother
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in a neglect proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act. Article 10, the maternal grandmother appeals from an order of the Family Court, Kings County, dated April 7, 2009, which suspended her visitation…
  • Apr 29

    Father Requests Return of Children

    Father Requests Return of Children
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a contested matrimonial action before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. A New York Divorce Lawyer said that on 6 January 2010, the plaintiff, the husband moved by order...
  • Apr 28

    Mother Appeals Ruling Terminating Her Parental Right

    Mother Appeals Ruling Terminating Her Parental Right
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a motion brought before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department, by the respondent on appeals from two orders of fact-finding and disposition of...
Rank this Week: 553

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    If only I could find my training shoe

    If only I could find my training shoe
    I’m not a runner. I can’t think of anything worse than deliberately choosing to go out to pound down a pavement in my running gear, crippled with a stitch, sweaty of groin, moist of brow, with that hot coppery sensation of burning…
  • Apr 25

    BHS - circling in the drain

    BHS - circling in the drain
    In the background at work today – one of the perks of having duel screens and nobody sitting behind me - I’ve been following the Guardian’s live commentary on the unfolding BHS administration crisis. Following and grimacing,…
  • Apr 19

    And you thought lawyers were weird…

    And you thought lawyers were weird…
    Or at least spoke in an anachronistic manner. Personally, I think the police are worse, what with their painfully guarded style of thinking and speaking and sometimes bizarrely formal vocab and phrases. I’m sure we’ve all seen…
Rank this Week: 835

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 238

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
  • Apr 16

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee
    Generally, a successful claim for advancement of legal fees for a former director or officer entitles the prevailing party to “fees on fees” incurred for obtaining the favorable ruling. A recent ruling from the…
Rank this Week: 215

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 30

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic
    Criminal law expert Ken Strutin's new article is yet another research tour de force - a collection of recent and notable developments concerning DNA as forensic science, metric of guilt, herald of innocence, and its emerging place in the…
  • Apr 29

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”
    Alan Rothman's article presents an engaging and enlightening perspective on the elements of serendipity and prodigious talent engaged in the world of inventors and their inventions, as well providing readers with an excellent book review.…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?
    Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis…
Rank this Week: 386

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation
    The word because is a powerful tool in negotiations as described by mediator Steve Mehta.   The post Because — A powerful word in negotiations appeared first on The Blog of Steven Mehta.
  • Apr 28

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You
    If someone in a position of authority or influence over you has treated you poorly chances are good you won’t retaliate in kind, you’ll find someone else to vent your frustration onto. That only creates more misery for others and…
  • Apr 20

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation
    There’s an old saying that goes along the lines of, “if you want to understand a man walk a mile in his shoes”. Parties seeking to negotiate a resolution and avoid further confrontation and litigation should be swapping…
Rank this Week: 188

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident
    Every day, tens of thousands of people ride public transportation in the greater Boston area.  While it is generally safe to ride on the T, accidents do happen, and sometimes they are the fault of the driver or Massachusetts Bay…
  • Apr 26

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim
    According to a recent article from the National Law Review, there are various new techniques to treat serious burn injuries.  This is very good news as burn injuries are among the most painful type of personal injury a victim can suffer.…
  • Apr 22

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation
    A recent news feature from ABC News reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly injured by bullies at a daycare in Tampa, Florida.  Authorities are saying that the boy suffered serious wounds to his face and abdominal region as result…
Rank this Week: 576

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 30

    Medical Debt Remains a Major Factor in Personal Bankruptcy Filing

    Medical Debt Remains a Major Factor in Personal Bankruptcy Filing
    Medical debt may be the single biggest factor leading to personal bankruptcy in the country. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which began to take effect in 2014, makes health insurance coverage much more widely available to people. It does not,…
  • Apr 18

    MMA Coach Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Los Angele

    MMA Coach Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Los Angele
    The coach for one of the world’s most well-known mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy during the summer of 2015. In re Tarverdyan, No. 2:15-bk-21909, petition (C.D. Cal., Jul. 29, 2015).…
  • Apr 11

    Bankruptcy Judge Denies Hockey Player’s Request to Convert Case to Chapter 7

    Bankruptcy Judge Denies Hockey Player’s Request to Convert Case to Chapter 7
    A bankruptcy judge recently denied a debtor’s request to convert his case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, finding that he had not acted in accordance with his fiduciary duties throughout the case. Most individual debtors do not find…
Rank this Week: 664

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Apr 30

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder
    An unsettling development occurring on the Disney Wonder cruise ship was brought to our attention this morning.  There has been an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) which exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
  • Apr 29

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral
    The Fred Olsen Balmoral cruise ship has docked in Norfolk amidst what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying is a norovirus outbreak which has inflicted diarrhea and vomiting symptoms on 153 of 917 (16.68%)…
  • Apr 27

    Two Cruise Passengers Missing in Jamaica

    Two Cruise Passengers Missing in Jamaica
    The Jamaica Observer reported today that the police in Jamaica are seeking the public's assistance in locating two cruise ship passengers who went missing yesterday. The newspaper identified U.S. citizens, 33-year-old Hayden Gerson and…
Rank this Week: 168

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09…

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09 (thanks to star date calculator here): Today, paramount Pictures filed an amended complaint (here) against Axanar Productions in a copyright infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central…
  • Mar 10

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...
    I'm reading a case about a pro se plaintiff who was sanctioned for her behavior at trial. The case is somewhat interesting and may stand for the proposition that a party can be liable for the opposing party's legal fees based upon his or her…
  • Feb 12

    $2,000 per hour?

    $2,000 per hour?
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers spread between 18 offices worldwide. Ted Olson is one of their managing partners. Mr. Olson is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in the country, if not…
Rank this Week: 921

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Should a Supreme Court Justice Maintain Regular Office Hours?

    Should a Supreme Court Justice Maintain Regular Office Hours?
    Over the years, we have observed Fox 2 Detroit's "ambush journalism" in the context of the judiciary. Who could forget the piece that ended former Judge Dennis Powers' career as a district court judge in Novi; or their -unsuccessful- attempt…
  • Apr 19

    Executive Branch's Immigration Policy Challenged by States at the SCOTUS

    Executive Branch's Immigration Policy Challenged by States at the SCOTUS
    It's that time of year when the SCOTUS is awash in oral arguments that will lead to the seminal opinions of this term. So it was yesterday at the High Court in Washington, D.C. for argument in the case of United States v Texas, posing an…
  • Apr 14

    Led Zeppelin's Copyright Litigation Headed to Trial

    Led Zeppelin's Copyright Litigation Headed to Trial
    Full disclosure: like many of the over-50 readers of this blog, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is one of this author's favorite songs. That iconic track, perhaps more than any other, cemented Zeppelin's status as one of the greatest rock…
Rank this Week: 903

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 327

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Apr 30

    Certification of an “Uncommon” Class Action based on a “Central Commonality”

    Certification of an “Uncommon” Class Action based on a “Central Commonality”
    By Sara Babich The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reiterated several key principles in the context of class action certification motions. In Good v Toronto Police Services Board, 2016 ONCA 250 [Good], the Court of Appeal upheld the…
  • Apr 22

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?
    By Louis Fouquet It was widely hoped that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 (“Dunsmuir”) would simplify the judicial review of administrative action by limiting the scope of review to…
  • Apr 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Laurie Baptiste, Ryann Atkins and Shanique Lake Leaves to Appeal Granted Since our last post, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave in a couple…
Rank this Week: 217

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution
    Source: News.com.au (29 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/bali-nine-duo-families-one-year-on-from-executions/news-story/982eafef3f15a08a2c37b17b296e5c6cIT’S been one year today since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were…
  • Apr 18

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case
    Source: The Japan Times (18 April 2016)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/18/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-sets-death-penalty-threshold-graft-cases/#.VxUUNjB97IUBEIJING – Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan…
  • Apr 11

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy
    Source: CNS News (31 March 2016)http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/pakistan-radicals-end-protest-after-govt-gives-assurances-blasphemyMuslim radicals ended a four-day sit-in in a high-security “red zone” near…
Rank this Week: 424

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 590

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 29

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?
    AAA’s rules for arbitrating wills and trusts specifically authorize arbitrators to decide the validity of the will or trust at issue in a given dispute. Since an arbitrator’s jurisdictional authority in that kind of case is a…
  • Apr 22

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?
    Oreal v. Steven Kwartin, P.A., — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 1239756 (Fla. 4th DCA March 30, 2016) Having your case decided against you because a well-intentioned judge chose not to apply some provision of our Probate Code for…
  • Apr 18

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    A new law is making it easier for Florida personal representatives to access digital data—such as email, photos and social-media postings—after the account holder dies. It’s called the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital…
Rank this Week: 627

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
  • Apr 24

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code
    Somehow it seems that the more absurd the congressional Republicans get, the greater their hubris and gall in proposing ideas that would hit government programs hard and create havoc for critically important government activities. The latest…
  • Apr 23

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack
    The IRS is a government agency that endures all kinds of hostile attacks. Most people don't really like to pay taxes. Even I don't really "like" paying taxes, though I do recognize the importance of paying taxes and supporting…
Rank this Week: 529