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Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?
    Realty Capital Securities, LLC (RCS) is a Boston-based unit of American Realty Capital (ARC).  According to its website, ARC is a “full service investment advisory firm sponsoring a series of investment programs with an emphasis on…
  • Nov 30

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?
    Each January, The SEC’s National Exam Program (“NEP”) issues examination priorities for the year ahead.  The priorities are based upon the SEC’s evaluation of those areas in the financial markets that it believes…
  • Nov 30

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena
    The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC frequently handle business disputes on a contingent fee basis in arbitrations and the courts.  We are typically litigating in the financial industry arena where slashing, cross-checking and…
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Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Dec 16

    Train Fares, Integrity, and Financial Service

    Train Fares, Integrity, and Financial Service
    On Monday Britain’s financial regulator banned a senior financial services professional from the industry for life. His transgression was the failure to pay his train fare. BlackRock director Jonathan Paul Burrows was caught by…
  • Dec 15

    Real Estate Crowdfunding

    Real Estate Crowdfunding
    Real estate investing has a long history of crowdfunding. Prior to the 1986 changes to the tax code, there was a large syndication business for getting investors into real estate. Although the investment was usually more for the tax breaks…
Rank this Week: 352

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 14-0287, 2014 MT 331N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. ERIC LAT BAILEY, Defendant and…
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0294, 2014 MT 330N, BRANDY BURGESS and AMY BURGESS SMITH, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. MARK BRYAN, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Dec 16

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 13-0587, 2014 MT 329, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. BRIAN ANTHONY JOHNSTON, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 49

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Dec 16

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.
    "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" de Alfonso Santiago (dir.),(Marcial Pons, 2014 -- 3 tomos, 2212 páginas)---------------------Nunca habrá tal vez una historia “definitiva” de nada, pero el libro que dirige…
  • Nov 18

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil
    Se publicó ayer en el Boletín Oficial el Acuerdo de Sede entre Argentina y la Comision Trinacional de la cuenca del Rio Pilcomayo. Ley Nacional que normalmente no recibiría mayor atención, si no fuera por cierto…
  • Nov 18

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta
    Publicamos esto para no dejar (mas) cabos sueltos. El 12 de octubre, un rato antes de que nos enteráramos de la muerte de Petracchi, lanzamos una encuesta en el blog sobre el Nuevo Código Civil (hicimos varias ediciones…
Rank this Week: 150

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Dec 16

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund
    The nationally acclaimed stock fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating potential claims against FS2 Capital Partners, LPL Financial, Ameriprise Financial, and any other broker-dealer firm who recommended FS Energy & Power…
  • Dec 16

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014
    The following are complaints filed with FINRA against brokers or broker-dealer firms for the week ending December 12, 2014. The post FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014 appeared first on Stock Fraud News & Information.
  • Dec 12

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate
    As millions held their breath and awaited the much anticipated release of Apple’s IPhone 6, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) cringed and awaited the inevitable – bankruptcy. The post GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt…
Rank this Week: 176

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Dec 16

    Belchertown, Massachusetts: Victim of Fatal Accident Identified

    Belchertown, Massachusetts: Victim of Fatal Accident Identified
    December 16, 2014: On Sunday morning, Keely Walsh, 18, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained as a passenger in a car, which collided with a tree.  The driver was a 23 year old male, whose…
  • Dec 1

    TelexFree Victims’ Collection of Seized Funds May Be Delayed

    TelexFree Victims’ Collection of Seized Funds May Be Delayed
    While state and federal prosecutors in Massachusetts have secured more than $150 million of the $1 billion raised by alleged investment fraud, known as “TelexFree”, victims’ claims for restitution have yet to be processed.…
  • Nov 21

    Sandwich, Massachusetts: Centerville Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 6

    Sandwich, Massachusetts: Centerville Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 6
    November 21, 2014 – On Tuesday morning, Lawrence Barros, 32, of Centerville, Massachusetts, died as the result of personal injuries sustained in a head on collision with a truck operated by Michael Dalto, 45, of East Bridgewater. …
Rank this Week: 306

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 16

    Your special abilities – Part 2

    Your special abilities – Part 2
    In the last post I talked about two questions to ask so you can get clear on what close friends think are your special abilities. And I told you I was doing the same thing, and would report back. Well, I’m following through on my…
  • Dec 7

    What are your special abilities?

    What are your special abilities?
    Every person is really good at at least one thing. Everyone has special abilities, things that impress their close friends and family members. Weirdly, most people don’t fully appreciate their special abilities. I recently did…
  • Sep 14

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage
    Physical abuse is getting a lot of press these, especially in the realm of pro sports. But there’s another kind of abuse that doesn’t get as much press —something more widespread and insidious. Mind abuse. As in, the crap…
Rank this Week: 165

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Dec 16

    Former Armada Middle School Teacher Pleads No Contest to Sex Charge

    Former Armada Middle School Teacher Pleads No Contest to Sex Charge
    Recently, 26-year-old Robert Yaek of Richmond Township pleaded no contest to charges that he engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old student. Yaek pleaded no contest to a single count of possession of child sexually abusive material, one…
  • Dec 12

    SDSU Student Arrested in Alleged Off Campus Sexual Assault

    SDSU Student Arrested in Alleged Off Campus Sexual Assault
    On Tuesday, December 9, 20-year-old Francisco Paiva Sousa, a student at San Diego State University, was taken into custody after allegedly sexually assaulting another student at a house off campus, according to a news article at U-T San…
  • Dec 10

    Hemlock Man to Face Trial on Charges of Alleged Sexual Assault

    Hemlock Man to Face Trial on Charges of Alleged Sexual Assault
    Last week, a Hemlock man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a young female relative, according to a news article at Mlive.com. Salvador T. Hernandez, 49, is accused of sexually…
Rank this Week: 280

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Dec 16

    Remembering Nancy Johnson

    Remembering Nancy Johnson
    The College of Law and the profession of law librarianship was hit by a tremendous loss this week. Nancy Johnson, who retired as Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law in 2012, passed away on December 13,…
  • Dec 8

    Legal Writing Resource

    Legal Writing Resource
    In addition to exams, the end of a law school semester also signals the time when research projects and papers are due. The best legal writers are clear, thorough, and concise. The following are a list of resources that will help you…
  • Nov 25

    Executive Order

    Executive Order
    Interest in executive orders has risen over the past few weeks in light of President Obama’s move to use an executive order to grant around 5 million undocumented immigrants relief from deportation (CNN). Black’s Law Dictionary…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • Dec 16

    Accidents On Chicago’s Lakefront Path

    Accidents On Chicago’s Lakefront Path
    Chicago’s lakefront bike path is heavily traveled, especially during peak periods in good weather conditions. As those familiar with the path know, the path has many users, including many runners, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers.…
  • Dec 7

    Woman Dies Following “Head-On Collision” In Humboldt Park

    Woman Dies Following “Head-On Collision” In Humboldt Park
    There was a fatal “head-on collision” Sunday morning (December 7, 2014) in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.  A 63-year-old woman died following the car crash. Details regarding this “head-on collision”…
  • Nov 24

    Kennedy Expressway “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident Injures Three People

    Kennedy Expressway “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident Injures Three People
    There was a “wrong-way driver” accident early this morning (November 24, 2014) on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway. Details concerning this “wrong-way” driver crash appear somewhat limited at this time. According to…
Rank this Week: 882

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
  • Dec 12

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
    By Peter Grevatt This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’ve made such incredible progress in improving the safety of the water we drink over the past 40 years that today we almost take it for granted.…
  • Dec 10

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community
    By Lillianne Brown Editor’s note: We’re happy to have this blog post from one of this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Award winners. Over 20% of our country’s landfills consist of food we throw away. When…
Rank this Week: 79

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    School Security Expert Witness On School Shootings Part 1

    School Security Expert Witness On School Shootings Part 1
    In Ten Lessons Learned From the Sandy Hook School Shootings, school security expert witness Ken Trump, MPA, President of National School Safety and Security Services writes:Our team’s analysis of the Sandy Hook Final Report released by…
  • Dec 13

    Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies In Fatal Shooting Case

    Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies In Fatal Shooting Case
    Police procedures expert witness Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., B.C.F.T., C.F.A., C.L.S., testified in the Missoula, MT, homicide case against Markus Kaarma. The defendant is accused of fatally shooting German foreign exchange student, Diren Dede. …
  • Dec 8

    Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness On First Aid Teams Part 1

    Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness On First Aid Teams Part 1
    In First Aid Teams, emergency preparedness expert witness Michael J. Ryan, principal at First Aid Depot, asks the question, “Does your organization need a First Aid Team?” When you look at the issue of a First Aid Team some…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart
    Twombly Creep Yesterday’s Supreme Court’s opinion in Dart Cherokee held that a notice of removal need not be accompanied by evidence of the amount in controversy in a CAFA-removal case. The Court split 5-4 on the nerdy question of…
  • Dec 16

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action
    Now available on the Journal of Legal Analysis website is David Rosenberg and Kathryn Spier’s article, Incentives to Invest in Litigation and the Superiority of the Class Action. Here’s the abstract: We formally demonstrate the general…
  • Dec 15

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)
    Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens. It’s an interesting breakdown. Justice Ginsburg writes the majority opinion, joined by Roberts, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor. The dissenters are…
Rank this Week: 169

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 425

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA
    In recent months several medical devices and popular products have been officially found to cause gynecological cancer in women. Talcum powder, when used in the genital area, is now associated with ovarian and uterine cancer, while power…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
Rank this Week: 576

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Dec 16

    Y Mountain and the Law

    Y Mountain and the Law
    A bill that allows the sale of land near the Y to BYU passed Congress recently and is now headed to the President’s desk. Congress Passes Bill that Allows BYU to Purchase Y Mountain
  • Dec 1

    Finals Time

    Finals Time
    Believe it or not, December is here.  That means finals are right around the corner.  We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less…
  • Nov 25

    American Law Institute Library

    American Law Institute Library
    The Restatement of Torts was a prominent part of one of the oral arguments when the Utah Supreme Court visited the Law School a few weeks ago.  Restatements are influential secondary sources that are painstakingly created by the American…
Rank this Week: 493

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 16

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie
    Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. has received regulatory drug approval for its anti-malarial drug, Synriam, in 7 countries including Nigeria. According to Ranbaxy, the drug provides relief from most malaria-related symptoms, including fever, and has…
  • Dec 5

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014
    December 5, 2014 — December is Data Month at NLIPW! We kicked off the month by looking at a few cases that touch on intellectual property, filed or decided in 2014 by Federal High Courts in Nigeria.  Next, we highlighted media…
  • Dec 3

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review
    NLIPW Copyright Law Volume 2 Number 10 (2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review) December 4, 2014 2014 has been a busy year for Federal High Courts in Nigeria –Ruling on a suit for patent infringement relating to…
Rank this Week: 598

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Dec 16

    The Power of Thankfulne

    The Power of Thankfulne
    As we move towards the midst of the Holidays, with Christmas on the horizon and Thanksgiving in the past, it’s important to continue to keep that attitude of thankfulness. With more and more commercialization taking place, it’s…
  • Dec 14

    Struck By An Uninsured Driver?

    Struck By An Uninsured Driver?
        The role of an accident lawyer is very important to victims of automobile collisions.   That is because there are a number of situations that could arise that would leave an accident victim further victimized. Getting in an…
  • Dec 11

    Texas Tort Reform- It’s Not Fair!

    Texas Tort Reform- It’s Not Fair!
    In the news recently was a story about a celebrity talking about a fatal car accident that happened to a friend.   The story struck home with me because it highlights the fact that serious or fatal car accidents touch almost every family…
Rank this Week: 820

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Holiday DUI Checkpoints Planed in San Rafael

    Holiday DUI Checkpoints Planed in San Rafael
    The City of San Rafael Police Department will be conducting drunk driving checkpoints and special DUI patrols this holiday season. The driving under the influence patrols and driving while impaired checkpoints will run through January 1,…
  • Dec 14

    November 2014 Bay Area Traffic Court Result

    November 2014 Bay Area Traffic Court Result
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS October 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Speeding. Reduced to a no pointer! Marin Speeding, Out of State driver. Traffic school allowed. Marin…
  • Dec 13

    October 2014 Traffic Court Result

    October 2014 Traffic Court Result
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS October 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Failure to yield to a pedestrian. Dismissed! Marin Speeding on Hwy. 101. Dismissed! Marin Speeding. Reduced…
Rank this Week: 902

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Beethoven Benedictu

    Beethoven Benedictu
    (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus)
  • Dec 14

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase
    From the Gospel according to Matthew, ch. 24 (all translations in this post are from the New English Translation): 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. 6 You…
  • Dec 10

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon
    Today, at the request of Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, both sides in the South Carolina case are submitting proposed forms of a final decision and order for her to sign. She will most likely use one of the two versions as a basis for her own…
Rank this Week: 929

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Dec 16

    Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

    Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand
    For months now, the Takata airbag recall has been making headlines. So far, the faulty airbags have been responsible for five deaths and hundreds of injuries around the world. Currently over 20 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide,…
  • Nov 7

    2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit

    2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit
    Some would say this has been a hard year for auto giant General Motors. Times have been even more difficult, however, for those consumers directly affected by the series of safety issues that have plagued the company, caused car accidents and…
  • Oct 13

    Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury

    Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury
    While Halloween is a holiday, second only to Christmas, to which kids (and kids at heart alike) look forward to, it is also rife with opportunities for personal injury. From decorations to costumes to food safety, to be forewarned is to be…
Rank this Week: 611

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

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

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can I Get Jail Credit For Alcohol Treatment ?

    Can I Get Jail Credit For Alcohol Treatment ?
    Under Tennessee's DUI laws ,  you can get jail credit for alcohol treatment on second offense DUI charges , third offense DUI charges , and felony DUI charges. . On July 1, 2014 , new laws went into effect granting jail credit…
  • Dec 8

    Buzzed Driving Does Not Equal Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving Does Not Equal Drunk Driving
    As I was driving home from Memphis this past weekend , I heard quite a few radio spots . The theme of the ads was that " Buzzed Driving Equals Drunk Driving ". The ads are part of a campaign by the Tennessee Governor's Highway…
  • Dec 8

    Abolishing the Grand Jury Part II

    Abolishing the Grand Jury Part II
    In a follow up to last week's post on abolishing the grand jury process in Tennessee , Grits for Breakfast reported on a proposed bill  in Texas on abolishing the grand jury in Texas. The grand jury process may be in jeopardy .
Rank this Week: 875

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Dec 16

    Cancelling Wiley?

    Cancelling Wiley?
    Because they were spaced almost a full year apart, I really did not connect the dots when two Canadian universities announced that they were cancelling their “Big Deals” with John Wiley & Sons publisher.  The Times Higher…
  • Dec 4

    Public access and protectionism

    Public access and protectionism
    By now many folks have commented on the announcement from Nature Publishing Group early this week about public access to all of its content and most have sussed out the fairly obvious fact that this is not open access, in spite of the rah-rah…
  • Nov 13

    Going all in on GSU

    Going all in on GSU
    On Friday the publishers who are suing Georgia State University for allegedly infringing copyright by scanning short excerpts from academic books to provide students with access through electronic reserves and learning management…
Rank this Week: 644

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge

    Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
    If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are…
  • Dec 15

    False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser

    False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser
    In family law, especially cases involving custody and visitation disputes, it can be tempting for litigants to make false allegations in order to get ahead in their cases. However, false accusations have no place in family law and in fact…
  • Dec 9

    New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce

    New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce
    According to a recent study highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, two economists at Emory University identified a correlation between expensive weddings and high divorce rates. In addition, the researchers also noted a connection between…
Rank this Week: 974

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 625

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium – Durham, NC

    Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium – Durham, NC
    Duke Law hosts the Fifth Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium Jan. 16, 2015. Panels and speakers will once again focus on recent legal developments in the sports and entertainment industries. The...
  • Dec 16

    DELPF Food Law Symposium – Durham, NC

    DELPF Food Law Symposium – Durham, NC
    Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum (DELPF) hosts a Food Law Symposium Jan. 23, 2015.  For more information please contact Sean Fitzpatrick, DELPF Symposium Editor, at 502-645-2715.
  • Dec 16

    Gender Law and Policy Symposium – Durham, NC

    Gender Law and Policy Symposium – Durham, NC
    The Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy hosts its annual symposium Feb. 25, 2015.
Rank this Week: 57

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 16

    FedEx faces bias claim after firing only pregnant driver over missing package

    FedEx faces bias claim after firing only pregnant driver over missing package
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Though several delivery drivers and helpers had access to the truck from which a valuable FedEx package went missing, only the pregnant employee was fired. Based on this disparate discipline, as well as negative…
  • Dec 16

    Rights of discharged employees take priority over rights of replacement worker

    Rights of discharged employees take priority over rights of replacement worker
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Finding that the rights of discharged employees take priority over the rights of those hired to replace them, and that the main focus of a Sec. 10(j) analysis should be on harm to organizational efforts, the Second…
  • Dec 16

    Applicant allegedly ‘hit on’ during background check claims retaliation

    Applicant allegedly ‘hit on’ during background check claims retaliation
    By Dan Selcke, J.D. While a woman who tried to file a harassment complaint during her application process for a position with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) could not advance her retaliation claim with respect to every interaction she…
Rank this Week: 778

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
  • Dec 4

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen
    A decision from the Danish Supreme Court arose the public’s anger in September 2014 even though the decision – in my opinion – is correct. The Danish restaurant chain Jensen’s Bøfhus claimed that Sæby…
  • Nov 26

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration
    For many years, adding device elements to descriptive words included in trademarks has been sufficient for obtaining distinctiveness – non-distinctive words could be registered if only a device element was added. Of course, the…
Rank this Week: 416

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 970

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/
Rank this Week: 234

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Dec 16

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa
    Filing income tax returns while a divorce pends can be an especially contentious issue. When one spouse lacks trust in the other spouse, even filing a joint return can be troublesome. Usually filing jointly results in reduced overall tax…
  • Dec 11

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case
    We have all been reading and watching the account of the Arlington, Texas woman who killed her estranged husband this week.  We are just learning that the mother filed for divorce in October and there was a hearing this week over custody…
  • Dec 9

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce
    The question often arises after a divorce in Texas — which parent gets to claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes? Often this issue is settled by the obvious split of parenting time greatly in favor of one parent, but as we have…
Rank this Week: 994

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Dec 16

    Brain Injury Association Of America Legislative Update December 2014

    Brain Injury Association Of America Legislative Update December 2014
    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) asked me to share this Legislative Update for December 2014. Congress returned from the Thanksgiving holiday this week to address a number of pending issues, including appropriations to keep the…
  • Dec 10

    ABLE Act Passes House

    ABLE Act Passes House
    The Brain Injury Association of America asks me to pass this on: The House overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, H.R. 647 by a vote of 404-17. The Senate is expected to take action this week, and the bill is…
  • Dec 9

    The Brain on Fear

    The Brain on Fear
    Even if people forget the details of a traumatic event or what is called explicit memory, the emotions associated with that event also known as implicit memory may remain ingrained in the brain for a long  time, says a new study. In the…
Rank this Week: 620

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
  • Dec 10

    Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research

    Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research
    On Tuesday, Dec. 16, I will be moderating a free webinar that will look at how “big data” analytics are being used to provide new windows into legal research. Specifically, we will look at Ravel Law and PacerPro, two tools that…
Rank this Week: 495

Institute for Food Laws and…

Institute for Food Laws and Regulation Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University.

http://iflr.foodlaw.org/
  • Dec 16

    Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano

    Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano
    Congratulations to Professor Alberto Alemanno! Well deserved. receiving 2014 Teaching Innovation Award with @vanessaklein18 Pascal Quiry @HECParis @HECKnowledge @nyulaw pic.twitter.com/9fQVtbvEd1— Alberto Alemanno (@alemannoEU)…
  • Nov 17

    Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulation

    Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulation
    The Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to teach an online course, Food Regulation in Canada. The course is taught completely via the Internet on…
  • Nov 11

    HACCP Certification Short Course at MSU

    HACCP Certification Short Course at MSU
    To all interested in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification, the following course will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, November 24-25, 2014:DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HACCP AND…
Rank this Week: 924

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday
    The National Labor Relations Board is busy — the Board came out late last week with a decision saying that employees can have access to their employers’ email systems for organizing activities under most circumstances. David…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Chanukah!

    Happy Chanukah!
    All joy and happiness during this festival of lights, which begins today.   Image credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license: Snow-Covered Chanukah Menorah in Victoria Garden, Brighton, England, photographed by Dominic…
  • Dec 12

    Employment law advice you should never follow

    Employment law advice you should never follow
    Employers, if you’re getting advice like this from your employment lawyer, do you know what time it is? Time to get a new employment lawyer. “Never give in on unemployment.” This is terrible advice on so many levels. First,…
Rank this Week: 964

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part II)

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part II)
    Yesterday’s post discussed economic growth and how it relates in principle to carbon emissions.  Basically, economic growth just means that people will be getting goods and services they prefer over today’s goods…
  • Dec 15

    Looking Back at COP20: How Should We Feel?

    Looking Back at COP20: How Should We Feel?
    As you’ve probably heard by now, this year’s UN climate change conference has produced an agreement, the “Lima Accord.” The Accord invites each of the nearly 200 negotiating countries to develop an…
  • Dec 15

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part I)

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part I)
    The Washington Post recently had a column arguing that even climate advocates and scientists are in denial, for thinking that we can have economic growth and still fight climate change.  is that true? It’s useful to take some time…
Rank this Week: 747

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Sirius Setback: Two Courts Reject Motion for Reconsideration

    A Sirius Setback: Two Courts Reject Motion for Reconsideration
    Even after two courts in California, one federal and one state, determined in September and October that California state protection of pre-1972 sound recordings includes an exclusive right of public performance, the conventional wisdom…
  • Dec 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/12/14
    Flickr’s Wall Art Program Exposes Weaknesses in Licensing Automation — “The fact that a hosting website might exploit a Creative Commons-licensed work for its own commercial gain doesn’t sit right with many content…
  • Dec 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/05/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/05/14
    Second Circuit Hears Google Books Case — This week, the 2nd Circuit heard arguments in the dispute between authors and Google over the search giant’s mass digitization program. While this specific dispute has been going on…
Rank this Week: 678

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Dec 16

    Advance Copies Of 2014 Form 5500s Reminder To Avoid Penalties By Confirming Compliance

    Advance Copies Of 2014 Form 5500s Reminder To Avoid Penalties By Confirming Compliance
    Employers and other sponsors, plan administrators, third party administrators, and other service providers of employee benefit plans will want to check out the relevant advance informational copies of the 2014 Form 5500 and 5500-SF and final…
  • Dec 11

    Out-Of-Date, Unpatched Software Triggers HIPAA Security Sanction

    Out-Of-Date, Unpatched Software Triggers HIPAA Security Sanction
    Health plans, health care providers ealth care clearinghouses (covered entities) and their business associates need to watch for and protect protected health information (PHI) against security exposures from unpatched or unsupported software…
  • Dec 10

    2015 Tax Standard Mileage Rates Announced

    2015 Tax Standard Mileage Rates Announced
    Employers should review and update mileage reimbursement policies and rates in light of the 2015 standard mileage rates that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced will apply for federal tax deduction purposes in 2015. Employers…
Rank this Week: 564

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Dec 16

    The Cuba Canard

    The Cuba Canard
    The Obama Administration, if it can politically muster the will to do so, will try to normalize relations with the Communist regime in Cuba some time next year. Or at least he will make a serious effort to do so by easing certain sanctions…
  • Dec 12

    Reforming Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Long Overdue, starting with Congre

    Reforming Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Long Overdue, starting with Congre
    Sore losers. That is what came to mind when I listened to the outgoing chairman of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence pontificate on the Senate floor this week. Take my word for it, she says, it was torture. That datum, repeated for…
  • Dec 9

    Gruber-ing the CIA (and the American People)

    Gruber-ing the CIA (and the American People)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and others on the Left who support her, are about to Gruber the American people and the CIA. It will not be healthcare, but rather intelligence (or lack thereof). The outgoing, thankfully, Chairman of the…
Rank this Week: 272

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Dec 16

    Proposed MSC Rule Change #3: Amici may respond as of right to rehearing motion

    Proposed MSC Rule Change #3: Amici may respond as of right to rehearing motion
    For those of us who regularly represent industry associations, trade organizations, and other interest groups in the Michigan Supreme Court, the proposed rule to allow amici to answer rehearing motions is quite welcomed.  Under the…
  • Dec 15

    MSC to determine when a legal malpractice claim accrue

    MSC to determine when a legal malpractice claim accrue
    The Michigan Supreme Court granted leave to appeal in Bernstein v. Seyburn, Kahn, Ginn, Bess, & Serlin PC, No. 149032, to determine whether Bernstein’s malpractice claim accrued at the time Bess discontinued general legal services…
  • Dec 11

    COA clarifies a merchant’s duty to provide adequate security at a nightclub

    COA clarifies a merchant’s duty to provide adequate security at a nightclub
    The Michigan Court of Appeals in Mouzon v. Blackwell Center, No. 312219 held that a nightclub did not breach its duty to patrons when it did not provide armed security guards nor notify authorities of a shooting because police were already on…
Rank this Week: 878

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Dec 16

    Casanovas et al.: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal System

    Casanovas et al.: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal System
    Pompeu Casanovas, Ugo Pagallo, Monica Palmirani, and Giovanni Sartor have co-edited a new article collection entitled AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems: AICOL 2013 International Workshops, AICOL-IV@IVR, Belo Horizonte, Brazil,…
  • Dec 14

    Proceedings: NAiL 2014: Second International Workshop on Network Analysis in Law

    Proceedings: NAiL 2014: Second International Workshop on Network Analysis in Law
    Full-text proceedings have been posted of NAiL 2014: 2nd International Workshop, “Network Analysis in Law,” held 10 December in Krakow, in conjunction with JURIX 2014. Here are the contents: Kevin Ashley, Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke,…
  • Dec 13

    Young and Hermida: Computational journalism and crime reporting

    Young and Hermida: Computational journalism and crime reporting
    Mary Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida have published From Mr. and Mrs. Outlier To Central Tendencies: Computational journalism and crime reporting at the Los Angeles Times, forthcoming in Digital Journalism. Here is the abstract: This study…
Rank this Week: 119

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Cline v. Colvin: Back Pain and Disability Benefit

    Cline v. Colvin: Back Pain and Disability Benefit
    Cline v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, deals with the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program run by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA). In Cline, claimant applied for…
  • Dec 11

    Copeland v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Eligibility

    Copeland v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Eligibility
    Copeland v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, involves claimant who filed an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in…
  • Dec 7

    Herrmann v. Colvin: SSI Benefits Eligibility

    Herrmann v. Colvin: SSI Benefits Eligibility
    Applying for disability benefits is a complicated process that often seems like it is stacked against claimants who know little about how the system works. It is for that reason that one of the best things claimants can do is to consult with…
Rank this Week: 729

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract
    Recently, a two judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India had the occasion in New India Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Genus Power Infrastructure (04.12.2014) to discuss the law on discharge of an insurance contract.Facts: Genus Power…
  • Dec 11

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper
    The Call for Papers of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is below:Call for PapersThe Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is a biannual, student reviewed Journal by the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law of National…
  • Nov 24

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?
    News reports (here and here) suggest that a Bill containing amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 would be introduced in the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament. Recently, the Law Commission of India suggested…
Rank this Week: 790

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 992